2021 NFL Draft – Less than 3 weeks away!

Draft day is approaching very quickly, so much so that I can already envision the arguments about who we took, when we took them and why we didn’t take this guy or that guy. It’s coming. Chris Grier and Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins Scouting team will be questioned, ridiculed and revered by others all after 4 days of the draft in which the Dolphins currently hold 8 selections, starting with picks 5,18 in RD 1, 36 and 50 in RD 2, 81 in RD 3, 156 in RD 4 and then a long wait until picks 231 and 258 in RD 7. As usual, you can almost certainly expect some movement by our team in the draft, we have a history of wheeling and dealing, moving up back and all around at different junctures of the draft.

I think for the most part, the majority here understand that we need to help our QB by giving him better weapons on offense, and that could mean at a variety of positions including the trenches to give him better throwing lanes as well as keeping him healthy, more talent and reliability at receiver whether that receiver is a WR or TE and a durable ballcarrier who can also be a quality receiver out of the backfield. An easy way to have the QB improve is to give him better players around, see Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans for proof of such. We also have needs on defense but we made two key moves to make us better up the middle. First move was trading for ILB Benardrick McKinney to pair him with #55 Jerome Baker. We then signed FA DT John Jenkins. We do have AVG and Vince Biegel coming back on the outside but Biegel is coming off a torn achilles. He showed some promise before the injury, but whether the Dolphins are going to count on him remains to be seen. We need to get pressure from the edge, so I’d expect us to be looking at either an OLB or OLB/DE tweener who can rush the passer both standing up and with his hand in the ground.

Who are the most likely targets? I see mocks split for pick #6 with the usual suspects, WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR, DeVonta Smith, TE Kyle Pitts and OL Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater. Once you get past our first pick, things as expected get more muddled. #18 is all over the map, from RB Najee Harris to EDGE rushers Kwity Paye, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Gregory Rousseau and Jaelan Phillips. Who we take at #6 will undoubtedly affect who we take next. If we don’t take a receiver with our first pick, say we go with an OL then I’m inclined to believe our next pick will be a WR. I can’t see going forward with the WR corps we currently have without finding a dependable, reliable high talent WR in this draft. I suppose receivers like Kadarius Toney or Rashod Bateman or Terrace Marshall could be the guy but I think we go for top tier talent here and either Chase, Smith or Pitts is the first pick. I’ll get more into the rest of the draft next week, and I’m sure there will be even more speculation, rumor and innuendo to discuss next week.

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,804 Responses to 2021 NFL Draft – Less than 3 weeks away!

  1. steveccnv says:

    There’s so many options, hard to see how we can screw it up

    • Mike E. says:

      There will always be detractors no matter what we do. I agree though, we’re in great position to really improve our team

  2. steveccnv says:

    Kadarius Toney is a guy I’d have a hard time drafting. When watching the Gators in 2020 their O looked unstoppable, but only when Pitts was playing

  3. Ken says:

    Nice write up Mike E

  4. steveccnv says:

    Yeah nice write Mike!

    Here’s something I find interesting: An easy way to have the QB improve is to give him better players around, see Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans for proof of such.

    I agree all game managers need better players around them…at least until they get their feet under them

    • steveccnv says:

      I’m thinking maybe it’s best to just improve the O early, but is Najee at 18 too early? I don’t know, but it would be nice to trade down with GB and get their 2nd, then select him.

      TB, Pitts, Jets x2, Atl and Buffalo all need RBs and pick between 18 and 36.

      We don’t really need 6 picks in the top 3 rounds, I suppose we can just take Najee at 18, after a WR or Pitts at 6.

      I didn’t know Waddle played slot before this morning, he could really feast there in our O.

      Again so many options with little chance to screw it up.

      When you take players early like OL, WR and TEs, it takes them a season to get their feet under them, but RB doesn’t, so I can see Harris hitting the ground running

      • Ken says:

        I like Najee a lot. I don’t think 18 is too early. I know there are these ideas about draft value and when to pick certain positions but I always believe if you like the player and you think he is going to improve your team then draft him. Who cares if it is at 18 or 35

  5. Phindog says:

    Nice write Mike E !! I think getting Tua some talented weapons is what we need. If Pitts is there at 6 he’s ours.

  6. sb7mvp says:

    I know it’s covidy times, but does anyone in the North want to try a small meet up for Day 2 of the draft?

  7. sb7mvp says:

    Regardless of who is here at QB, we still need offensive weapons and more defensive playmakers. We’ve got the firepower, the FO just needs to make the right picks.

  8. steveccnv says:

    Do you want a Waddle, that can take the top off of a D and make the chain moving catches from the slot

    A Pitts, that’s going to be a beast all over the field, 3rd down, redzone…

    A Najee, that can catch, run inside and out, line up as H back

    A Chase, that can run slants and catch contested balls

    A Smith, that can separate, but might not be able to at pro level

    A Williams, that can do almost everything Najee can, except H Back, and maybe better

    How about Pitts, Waddle, if he’s there at 18 and Williams at 36, if not Najee. Get 2 or 3 top O playmakers

  9. steveccnv says:

    I want overkill on O, let’s blow it out of the water

  10. stangerx says:

    Good take on it Mike E.

    Will point one of the ways Tanny got better was lining up behind an O with a stellar running game. Sewell with the first pick and an RB with the 2nd or 3rd would go a long way towards making that happen.

    • Mike E. says:

      Better running game, much better O-line and of course Derrick Henry, and a pro bowl caliber receiver in A.J. Brown and and solid Corey Davis. Get Chase and Najee Harris and I do believe we can do some of the same things TEN does. Regardless, Tua must step up as well, but I don’t think he’s going to let us down.

  11. Mike E. says:

    Thanks guys!

    SB – I don’t think I can do it, just started this job, won’t be able to get off.

  12. sb7mvp says:

    Ken,
    I was thinking of meeting in NY/NJ.

  13. stangerx says:

    sb7 — Phelon has a place in Woodbridge, unless he sold it when he got his place in the Keys. Doesn’t help much now, but I used to live in Fairfax and Arlington counties (various places) before came down here.

  14. stangerx says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    April 8, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Stanger
    Been to this new place yet
    It looks pretty cool
    https://sistrunkmarketplace.com/dining-%26-retail
    ————————-
    Pig — never even heard of it, but then we haven’t gone out much cause of the bug. Does look really cool. Maybe we’ll do a check out after the 2nd shot. Not far away at all.

  15. steveccnv says:

    I like Najee a lot too Ken, but is he a product of Alabama or is he as good as he played last year?

    • Ken says:

      Alabama turns some pretty good players especially RBs. I don’t know if you can say that it’s a just a product of Alabama. I mean he is a product of Alabama because Alabama can recruit special talent

      • steveccnv says:

        Lots of their players are drafted high and are busts, RBs too

      • Ken says:

        I don’t know Alabama plays against some elite talent in the SEC and every school has busts but Alabama seems to have a lot players that produce at the next level

      • steveccnv says:

        Harris may have a little more upside, but Williams has a higher floor

  16. bailbondmike says:

    I had to step back and rethink things. There are quite a few players I like in the 1st 2 rounds. I decided to narrow it down to players that have to be game planned for.

    Looking at who might be there at #6 it is Pitts for me. I don’t think there is anyone in this draft who would have to be game planned against more.

    Parsons – highly possible but not enough game tape for me to decide
    Chase – Maybe
    Waddle – Maybe

    Then, most likely, all above are gone by #18. I don’t see any other players offense or defense who would really need to be game planned for except one, Najee Harris.

    So it is Pitts and Harris for me in the 1st.

    Now we need help with pass rush. In second round, I am thinking Collins, Ossai, Cox and Tryon.
    I have not seen much from Collins in pass rush (maybe I am wrong) but like him a lot. Trying to look for versatility, I am leaning toward Ossai and Cox.

    Right now, I think I would really like to see:
    1a Kyle Pitts
    1b Najee Harris
    2a Joseph Ossai
    2b Jabril Cox

    • steveccnv says:

      Haven’t really looked at Ossai, was watching some game tape of Chase and he kept showing up

    • bailbondmike says:

      Let me reset on that. Scratch Ossai, I like him a lot also but forgot he is a little slow at the snap. When I watched tape on him, it seems like he is the last one off the snap in most cases. His athletic ability enables him to overcome that. If he ever fixes that, he will be a force! So it’s
      Pitts
      Harris
      Tryon/Collins
      Cox

  17. mf13ss says:

    I think selecting either Najee or Javonte @ R1P18 may be a bit premature, BUT, if we really want to be ahead of the curve and have our pick of the litter, we almost have to… barring a slight trade down from R1P18.

    I’d like to be able to wait til R2P4 to get our RB, but if the run on RBs begins between R1P19 to R2P3, we could be $#!t out of luck.

    So with that said, I like BBM’s 1:49 PM post above. To me, it’s a bitter pill to swallow in terms of value, but it’s very realistic and pragmatic.

  18. mf13ss says:

    I’m 100% locked-in on wanting to get Micah Parsons as our EGDE, just not @ R1P6… nor do I want to trade down from R1P6. I also want the pick of the litter of this year’s best RB… I want it ALL.

    Now, if only we had that additional early pick back we sent to the TV preacher that was screwing the hockey players…

    • stangerx says:

      We’ve got four picks in the top 50. There are only 32 teams. Think this rebuild is getting us draft spoiled. Won’t always be like this. 🙂

      • Mike E. says:

        Absolutely true, I kind of have the feeling we’d prefer to have just one pick in every round at the end of each round with maybe a couple of compensatory picks tossed in for good measure.

      • stangerx says:

        Exactly what we want….. unless that last pick is cause the Niners won the Bowl.

  19. The Flying Pig says:

    BBMike

    Don’t you bad mouth Ossai!
    He belongs in Dolphins colors!

    I like the idea of your picks in the first and second though where you might have that shot at some one like Ossai or Tryon

    Playmaker (pitts/chase) at 6
    RB at 18
    Then the two defensive players in the 2nd round

    RB is a weird position come draft time

    Once the run starts, it picks up fast
    There’s a huge gap between 18 and 36

    I would rather be starting the run than praying for it to last until 36

    If we are targeting Harris or Williams it might be tough to wait until 36

    • Mike E. says:

      I don’t mind if we don’t get Harris but get Javonte Williams. If we miss on both of them I’m going to be thinking we once again underestimated the RB position in the draft

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I mean

        There’s always Etienne

        He’s not the kind of back that gets 20+ carries but he may be more of a play maker than anyone

        He’s not ideal IMO but I can’t not mention him as an option

        I think we missed at the position last year and it put us behind the 8 ball on offense every week

        So I wouldn’t risk waiting too long if I were the FO

        I actually prefer Williams to Harris
        But I think if we pick at 18, it’s going to be Harris

    • stangerx says:

      Depends on whether there is that one RB for the Miami Gardens crew. Could either trade down from #18 or up from #36.

  20. mf13ss says:

    Penalty! Stanger and Mike E! Failure to recognize a “Christmas Vacation” reference! 15-yard penalty, automatic 1st down!

    LOL 😆

    • Mike E. says:

      Oops!

    • stangerx says:

      Guess the penalty is for not getting something from a movie I never watched but should have. Fair enough. I throw out movie stuff all the time, and just possible some may have not seen The Warriors. 🙂

      • mf13ss says:

        You’ve never seen “Christmas Vacation”, man? You’ve been missing out! It’s one of the most quotable movies of all-time. Do yourself a favor and watch it some time! You should LOVE it!

      • steveccnv says:

        Yeah, but…can you dig it

      • stangerx says:

        M13 — I may. Stopped watching Vacations cause get even more goofy. But if is a must probably should.

        steve — yeah can dig it….. right till Cyrus gets shot and have to find the way back to Coney.

  21. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – I like Harris because of his pass catching ability too

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    We’ve officially moved into the portion of April when you start to get nervous that we won’t get any of the prospects you want

  23. mf13ss says:

    I know that Pigs and I are greedy when it comes to the Draft… we want to milk every single ounce of milk out of that cow. And we STILL want more. Can’t help it!

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    • stangerx says:

      Let’s hope for that 2nd year jump. Thing that bothered me the most about him last year was the plays that didn’t happen. Gotta stretch the field.

      • steveccnv says:

        He played like he didn’t want to be the reason we lost. Big difference playing for a team with something to play for, in comparison to Herbert and Burrow.

        Big Ben and Brady were just game managers their 1st year

  25. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    April 9, 2021 at 3:30 pm
    M13 — I may. Stopped watching Vacations cause get even more goofy. But if is a must probably should.

    steve — yeah can dig it….. right till Cyrus gets shot and have to find the way back to Coney.
    ——————-
    Definitely wait until the Christmas season to view it… wait til you see the full effect, with the hump!
    (“The Pink Panther Strikes Back” reference)

    • mf13ss says:

      That was probably a badly worded transition to yet another movie, but was wondering if you had dug this movie?

      • steveccnv says:

        The movie was entertaining, it had some issues though

      • mf13ss says:

        There’s something about the “Pink Panther” movies that I dearly enjoy. It’s likely the British humor, though I’m actually not big on British humor.

        I like most (but not all) of the Monty Python humor, but I’m no fan of Benny Hill, for example. I like Bean, but it wears out very quickly to me (same old act).

        Peter Sellers, IMO, was incredible as “Inspector Clouseau”. Loved that Pink Panther stuff!

  26. Mike E. says:

    I always loved the Pink Panther movies. A lot of silly slapstick but that stuff kills me sometimes, like the Three Stooges. I can’t help myself from laughing.

  27. CavalierKong says:

    Christmas Vacation is one of the 3 or 4 movies we watch every single December. Fun movie, and IMO the only Vacation movie that is in the same category of ‘good’ as the original. Soooo quotable.

    “Merry Christmas! Shitter was full!”

    “Hallelujah! holy shit! where’s the tylenol?”

    “Where do you think you’re going to fit a tree that big? Bend over and I’ll show ya. You have a lot of nerve talking to me that way, Griswold. I wasn’t talking to you.” (indicating the guy’s wife)

    “The little lights are not twinkling. I know, Art, and thanks for noticing.

    “You see kids, this is what our forefathers used to do. They walked out into the woods, they picked out that special tree and they cut it down with their bare hands.”

    “I don’t know if I oughta go sailin’ down no hill with nothin’ between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic. Do you really think it matters, Eddie?

    and of course……..”You serious, Clark?”

  28. stangerx says:

    Q for you guys.

    Would you trade #18 for a 1st next year and a 2021 2nd? Lets make it with Raiders.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      No

      • stangerx says:

        Why not? I just see two guys instead of one.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Bc we need to start adding talent now

        You can’t afford to keep pushing it over a year

        We have a little window of opportunity
        Our QB is going into his second year
        Our young OL might continue to develop
        Our defense is playing relatively well

        We are ripe to add multiple difference makers this year, that may bed up being the difference in winning big games 2-3 years from now

        Now is no he time to load up on young talent

      • stangerx says:

        Guess I’m just a bit more patient on it. Don’t think the team is ready to contend yet.

    • Mike E. says:

      Not if there’s a player we want there. There comes a point where you want to make the team better now and stop putting things off for the next year. I would hope we’re close enough to compete for a division this year so I want the best team we can have this season.

      • stangerx says:

        Someone like Parsons is sitting there then yeah take him, but gonna be some nice players in the first round of the next draft too. And we’d get one in the 2nd.

    • steveccnv says:

      Why would we do that?

  29. Mike E. says:

    I think I’ve only seen Christmas Vacation once and may not have been totally paying attention either. Guess I’m gonna have to take a legit looksee at it

  30. bailbondmike says:

    If we miss on Harris or Williams, I am passing Etienne unless maybe at #50. Etienne is good but I would rather wait and possibly get Williams’ counterpart at UNC in Michael Carter at 81. He is not as fast as Etienne but he is an ankle breaker and Etienne is not. Another at #81 is Kenneth Gainwell but he is a little light.

  31. The Flying Pig says:

    I feel like some one around here has oinked something like this before

    • Mike E. says:

      I think he’s the total package of talent, size and dependability. I wasn’t too worried about Smith’s frame early on, but then we picked up Will Fuller who’s always hurt and we still have Parker as our #1 who’s always dealing with nagging injuries and that changed my mind.

  32. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – It sounds appetizing, your trade scenario, but like I said, I think we need to add talent now, and don’t worry so much about picking up additional draft capital. We’ve had 2 years in a row where we’ve had multiple first and second round picks, so I think we should make our hay and get what we can now. If there’s no particular player sitting there that we like then it’s a different story, but doubt that will be the case.

    • stangerx says:

      That trade would be a typical one as far as value….. so there really is no right on wrong as to take it or not. More about strategy. And not like the team isn’t willing to do such. Traded back from #3 to #6 for future picks.

  33. pheloniusphish says:

    SB7 – I’m still in Hoodbridge, but right now I plan on being at Hard Rock for the Day 1 draft party so I won’t be around.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think he’s fundamentally wrong

      It might be right to suggest Miami made the trade eyeing more than two prospects

      But I think they made those trades not to fall to out of contention for a limited few players and slater is not one of those players.

      And the way this draft shapes up – we are probably talking about the recovers and Pitts.

      In January most experts would have told you that many of those playmakers are going to be gone by the time we get to 10

      But I’m the 3 spot – that’s the spot when you expect a QB to go this year

      So they traded out of 3 bc they knew some one would give up a lot for a QB
      And some one did
      But they only did it knowing they can safely get back up close to where they were

      That means that they like some one or a couple of prospects who aren’t QBs but expected to go right after the run at QBs

      That guy making the Slater prediction is just making a fish dip able
      Pick – slater is actually a better for for a zone blocking scheme anyway. He’s not a good fit for Miami.

      When people accuse others of overthinking it – this is exactly what they mean

      Miami clearly wants a top tier non QB talent and made two trades to put themselves in that position and pick up future picks

      Also I don’t think Slater is as good as a prospect as Sewell
      It’s suddenly become a trendy debate

      But when it’s said and done I bet Sewell is the first OT off the board

    • mf13ss says:

      This is nothing more than an exercise of contrarianism. Somebody has to write about, “well, it might not be what everybody thinks…”. No $#!t, Sherlock.

      Now I may agree with the author or not… but it’s nothing more than click-bait.

      I’d be willing to bet that there’s Jacksonville writers out there, offering articles about, “well, it might not be Trevor Lawrence @ R1P1… we’ve got ya covered”.

      No disrespect intended, Phelon… I’m just sayin’…

      • mf13ss says:

        WHAT IF, is the name of the game… and writers get paid to do so. Writers want clicks… that’s how they get paid in today’s game.

  34. stangerx says:

    New twist in the Watson case. Have to believe his lawyer only said it cause he had to.
    ——————————-
    “Hardin admitted that consensual sexual encounters sometimes occurred with massage therapists. Hardin insists, however, that Watson did not coerce the massage therapists or use his status as a celebrity to violate the ability of the massage therapists to provide consent.”

  35. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    April 9, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    Q for you guys.

    Would you trade #18 for a 1st next year and a 2021 2nd? Lets make it with Raiders.
    ——————-
    1) If we were to do that, we probably should have stood pat after our trade-down with the 49ers. That is, to have retained an additional 1st rounder for next year. In many ways, I wish we would have stood pat.

    2) If we were to do what you propose, we’d be likely targeting an elite pass-rusher next year… which this Draft doesn’t have (ah, but Micah Parsons this year).

    3) We MUST help Tua as best we can this year. At this point in time, we can’t afford to neglect Offensive weapons for Tua. I firmly believe that trading for future picks is off the table right now, at least as it pertains to our early picks.

  36. mf13ss says:

    —————–
    Great! Push him up the board!

  37. Krishna says:

    Thanks again, Mike E.

    We get to pick the BPA at a need position at 6. Nuff said.

    D (Parsons is my preference) and a need for front 7, our WR unit is all about a hope and prayer and if anyone can last a season (Pitts for me and seems like a nightmare for other Ds), OL still has a way to go (not sexy to pick Sewell) and it could use a sure thing to shore up a suspect unit.

  38. son of a son of a shula says:

    There’s a keyboard player and a singer here at the local Italian restaurant
    So help me
    Three straight Carpenters songs and she doesn’t even sing them very well.
    She better stop because at 4 I believe I’m legally justified to destroy the keyboard
    Make it stop I can’t take it

  39. Mike E. says:

    Sonny – Ask her to sing “Por Ti Volare”

  40. son of a son of a shula says:

    Bookman would fucking love this shit 🍺

  41. CavalierKong says:

  42. The Flying Pig says:

    Friday Night Music Theme

    Only post music you want Son to request

  43. Randy says:

    Ha, some dude on NFLN just talked about a guy I like, Jamin Davis….who we never hear much about. Great, now he’s gonna go a round earlier than he should. Lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’ve been hearing his name quite a bit. We get stuck on a lot of top names but there are going to be guys like him that teams take over some other popular prospects. I can see us doing that. Not sure what round he goes in but he’s no longer a sleeper.

  44. son of a son of a shula says:

    Practically screaming, GET MY CHECK NOW
    As they begin to play Muskrat Love

  45. Randy says:

    Tim,
    Oh, okay. I haven’t really seen him discussed much around here. Some other guy on the show thinks Micah Parsons is a game changer, so there ya go! Lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      No he’s not mentioned here a lot but on the NFLN he’s been mentioned. Jamin Davis has nice upside. You know how I feel about Parsons. 😉

  46. wyoming85 says:

    Belt buckle polishing music!
    33 years since our first date yesterday!

  47. mf13ss says:

    The state of Fort Knox
    Jamin Davis, the LB
    Jamin’ like Miles, son

  48. Tim Knight says:

    The Dick Carpenter Trio. Check out Karen on the drums.

  49. mf13ss says:

    Tim, I posted this one before, and you loved it! I’m a ‘strings and keys’ producer, and that’s why I love this one… and my goodness, Diana Krall KILLS IT! My brother saw her live about a decade ago, and she is absolutely the real deal…

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think I know her sound, I’ll check it out. Check out Karen Carpenter on drums with her brother’s jazz trio. They’re badass.

  50. Randy says:

    MF13,
    Is he really Miles Davis’ son? I did not know that. His music makes me want to turn down the lights, pour a glass of whiskey and smoke a stogie….and I don’t like whiskey or smoke. Lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, I don’t think he’s Miles’ son, I think he meant Son.

      • mf13ss says:

        I thought Son would have picked up on that and replied by now. He enjoys ‘haiku’, and especially old-school music.

    • mf13ss says:

      No, sir! I was merely doing a ‘haiku’, nothing more. Sorry if I led you to believe that Jamin is related to Miles… that was not my intention. It was merely word play, man.

  51. mf13ss says:

    This is probably my FAVORITE song over the last decade, seriously…
    I’m too old to dig the new “top-100” hits of today. This is the BOMB!!! And yes, it’s a cover of Matchbox…

  52. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    April 9, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Guess I’m just a bit more patient on it. Don’t think the team is ready to contend yet.

    Every time I start to allow myself to think we might be I just point out to myself that the Jills put up 87 points on us last season. I still think there is a ways to go. We had a soft schedule last year and did win 10 but we lost to all the teams we were “supposed to lose to”

  53. son of a son of a shula says:

  54. Randy says:

    Lol. You guys and your damn haikus. Speak American, dammit.

  55. mf13ss says:

    NOT a big fan of Cher, but IMO, this song was VERY good. Sorry, I feel she stole elements from “Hall & Oates” on the chorus and the bridge leading up to the chorus. Still… great song in it’s meaning and… erotic!

  56. Tim Knight says:

    Last year was last year. You don’t know what the 2021 Miami Dolphins look like yet. 🙂

  57. herdfan says:

    Good evening. When is the draft? When does the schedule come out?

  58. son of a son of a shula says:

  59. son of a son of a shula says:

    The schedule usually comes out before the draft so hopefully within 2 weeks

  60. son of a son of a shula says:

    Buffalo wasn’t “there yet” either before last year

  61. herdfan says:

    Do we have a game in Vegas this year?

  62. Tim Knight says:

    One of the important things I think we overlook when signing a RB like Malcolm Brown is his ability to pass pro on important downs. We all know we didn’t sign a bell cow back. But he helps us continue drives. Do your job. 🙂

    He’ll also make some plays for us as a runner and receiver.

  63. Tim Knight says:

    Someone on NFLN said today it sounds like George Godsey will be the play caller at OC shared with Eric Studesville. Maybe it’s a passing game and running game coordinator thing, but one guy has to call the plays. I expect a lot of RPO, play-action movement with Tua; bootlegs and waggles etc. Build the offense around him. The guy has a good head on his shoulders and also has a sling shot for an arm.

    I’m interested to see how we build this offense moving forward. I think we’re going to be heavy run and play-action offense. Even Parker, Fuller and Gesicki are good enough to move the chains and score points. Block the plays is key. Add some great skill talent in the draft is awesome. But all the other stuff has to happen too.

  64. steveccnv says:

    However, on March 4, Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reported that the NFL plans to release the 2021 schedule in mid-May. Additionally, we know that the 2021 NFL season is expected to begin on Thursday, September 9, and conclude with Super Bowl 56 in February 2022.

  65. son of a son of a shula says:

    Go to the Fest Herd

  66. herdfan says:

    steveccnv says:
    April 9, 2021 at 10:55 pm (Edit)
    What’s the date?

    My Bday is Oct 28th.

  67. steveccnv says:

    Biden says we have to raise taxes to pay for the infrastructure bill, very little of which is actually for infrastructure.

    Yet He’s now being investigated on tax evasion.

    Laptop evidence ‘strongly indicates’ Joe Biden is ‘compromised’ on China.

    Laptop as has evidence of tax invasion.

    Sky News Australia

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Joe Biden is not under investigation for tax evasion….wtf

    • steveccnv says:

      So there’s evidence of Joe’s tax evasion, but it’s his son that’s being investigated currently.

      President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden revealed Wednesday that he is under investigation for his “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Dec 9, 2020

  68. Mike E. says:

    Sucks the schedule won’t be out till May. I wanted to get the Fest date settled and book the trip. 2021 Fest must happen! Long live the Fest!

  69. ocalarob says:

    AOC had an interview on israel and palestine conflict, she said some stupid things and some one on twitter said her comments were “underwhelming”
    the next day the police showed at this guys door and arrested him for threatening a congress person.
    how did they know who this person was? i guess twitter blew the whistle on him.
    disagree with them and you go to jail!

  70. The Flying Pig says:

  71. The Flying Pig says:

    • pheloniusphish says:

      I think I read the knock against him is he doesn’t have a repertoire of pass moves and little hand fighting. Very raw.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He’s raw….I don’t k ow about very raw, but yeah he’s raw. 18 might be a reach, but 36 is just right

      • steveccnv says:

        He’s a football player though, someone that will overachieve in the NFL

  72. The Flying Pig says:

    Draft A

    6: R1 P6 WR Ja’Marr Chase – LSU
    18: R1 P18 EDGE Carlos Basham – Wake Forest
    36: R2 P4 EDGE Joe Tryon – Washington
    50: R2 P18 S Talanoa Hufanga – Southern Cal
    81: R3 P17 RB Najee Harris – Alabama
    156: R5 P12 DL Alim McNeill – NC State
    231: R7 P3 C Trey Hill – Georgia
    258: R7 P30 WR Marquez Stevenson – Houston

  73. The Flying Pig says:

    Draft B

    6: R1 P6 TE Kyle Pitts – Florida
    18: R1 P18 LB Micah Parsons – Penn State
    36: R2 P4 RB Javonte Williams – UNC
    50: R2 P18 WR Tylan Wallace – Oklahoma State
    81: R3 P17 EDGE Joe Tryon – Washington
    156: R5 P12 S Richard LeCounte III – Georgia
    231: R7 P3 DL Khyiris Tonga – BYU
    258: R7 P30 C Bryce Hargrove – Pitt

  74. The Flying Pig says:

    Pick one
    Draft A or Draft B

  75. steveccnv says:

    Correction

    So there’s evidence of Joe’s tax evasion, but it’s his son that’s being investigated currently.

    President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden revealed Wednesday that he is under investigation for his “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Dec 9, 2020

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Joe Biden has been releasing his taxes for a couple of decades now and has never been audited. There is no evidence of tax fraud for Joe Biden either.

      • steveccnv says:

        It’s on Hunter’s laptop.

        Not to mention the tax loophole he used to not pay taxes, that he advocated the wealthy to pay. Sounds hypocritical to me

      • steveccnv says:

        Just the fact that he’s never been audited should raise a red flag for double standards

      • steveccnv says:

        There’s also testimony from Bobulinsky, stating Joe took money from the Chinese

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Steve, it doesn’t raise a red flag bc he’s never hesitated to publicly release his tax returns. They are out there and have been for the IRS to examine as well as every person on earth to examine for decades, and the only thing anyone ever says is general unspecified criticism connected to the fact that his son is a fuck up.

        Testimony in a book that sells more bc of controversies, on a subject there’s always a paper trail for, is not good evidence by any stretch

        It’s just a deep rabbit hole of right wing conspiracies

  76. The Flying Pig says:

    B is much better than A bc of the way the 18 pick worked out

  77. steveccnv says:

    Nice write Fansided 🤔

    Jaylen Waddle is one of the top receivers in this draft but if the Dolphins take him at six, fans may want to know why they chose him over the speedier and more exciting Devonta Smith.

  78. ocalarob says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    April 10, 2021 at 9:55 am
    There is no evidence of tax fraud for Joe Biden either.
    _______________________________________________

    How would you know that? have you seen the evidence on the laptop?
    or are you just speculating with certainty?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Yes I’ve seen it.

      There is no evidence of tax fraud

      All hunter has on his laptop is a pandora app with Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond saved as channels….it’s pretty fucked up but not criminal

      Now hold yourself up to the same standard you just tried and prove me wrong.

      😂😂😂

      This what distinguishes a conspiracy theory from real things. Instead of supporting your evidence, you say “how do you know there is none”.

      It’s not for me to prove evidence doesn’t exist…..lmao…wtf is that?!

      • steveccnv says:

        OMG, so you know there’s no evidence on the laptop, because you’ve seen it. Not sure how you’ve seen the laptop, but your final statement bullshits your first statement.

        You have a very tight definition of evidence, when it benefits you.

        Why are you defending a hypocritical asshole, that’s trying to tax the shit out of us while he loopholes his way around them?

      • ocalarob says:

        The Flying Pig says:
        April 10, 2021 at 9:55 am
        There is no evidence of tax fraud for Joe Biden either.

        It’s not for me to prove evidence doesn’t exist…..lmao…wtf is that?!
        ________________________________________

        when you make an exact statement as fact then i would assume it’s logical for one to ask where you got your facts from.

  79. Phindog says:

    Tim k. Funny you broke out Yes last night. I was trying to play Long Distance last night and my wife plays percussions kept telling me that it doesn’t make any sense 🎸🙃🐕

  80. Phindog says:

    Herd, Steve, Kong, If you guys want to make a west fest in Vegas count the Phindog family in 🐕🏈🐬

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    I would rather post about football than politics so I’m done with politics today

  82. ocalarob says:

    Biden has covered his tracks, how well? not sure.
    you can say look at his tax returns, these corrupt politicians have to appear on the level, they use their family to gain wealth while they appear to be the squeaky clean front man.

    then you have witnesses and laptops his own words about ukraine that suggest otherwise

    one can not be that naive as to go by his tax returns.

  83. ocalarob says:

    all roads lead to a corrupt president supported by big tech at any costs, you didn’t elect Biden, Biden seized control over you.

  84. pheloniusphish says:

    I’m not really a Republican but I’ll throw my two cents in. Steve and ORob are no different than the legions of anti-trumpers like David that we had to listen to for 4 years, throwing temper tantrums and screaming that he was a liar and a crook sans any evidence. Actually in spite of all investigations and evidence to the contrary. Biden is as corrupt and crooked as any of career politicians and has a long litany of being caught lying. Even worse, he is now borderline dementia leaving us with the prospect of President “Giggles” Harris. Let them eat chocolate cake. Now there’s a role model for little girls…literally sleep your way to the top in California, have no principles, metaphorically spread your legs to get that VP spot.

    Where is your outrage over the border now that it is your party putting kids in cages? After all but inviting the coyotes to bring them to the border. Ruling by executive order? And I’m sure Iran will honor that nuke treaty this time. Oh wait, I forgot; those China tariffs are suddenly not a bad idea. Vaccine passports? Really? Do they come with the free Kandinsky arm tattoo or do I have to pay for that myself? I guess since the Democratic Party is now the party of anti-American Socialist, that kind of thing is de rigueur these days.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      And what lost the presidency was Trump being an asshat combined with last minute changes to voting laws in swing states by democratic legislatures and partisan bureaucrats.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Do you agree with me that families shouldn’t be separated and no one should be detained?

      I don’t want anyone detained. I want asylum claims processed in court and civil claims and people to be released into the country upon applying for asylum pending a hearing with work visas so they can legally work and pay taxes immediately. I’ve said that before and I’m fully aware that neither party supports that and Its a relatively unpopular opinion.

      It sure feels like conservatives want nothing to do with that.
      I’m yet to find one who okay with that.

      My outrage is measured to the extent of the policy. I don’t why you guys always argue “where is the outrage” , like it’s selectively geared towards republicans.

      I donate to nonprofits that want to decriminalize immigration. If you want one here or is. Feel free to join the good fight….lol

      https://immigrantjustice.org/issues/decriminalize-immigration

      Julian Castro pushed for this. And I would
      Take that any of the day of the week over Biden, but I didn’t get that choice

      So I vote by taking the lesser of two evils just like most people on most issues, The Biden administration is not scratching the surface of how I want immigration approached. But he isn’t separating families. He’s not using inflammatory rhetoric about gangs, trafficking and drugs to decrease immigration that has nothing to do with that. The Biden and Trump administration are night and day. I am very close with several lawyers that do asylum law and the difference is significant

      Now that might be okay with you but it’s not what I’m voting for.

      That “where is the outrage” argument is really disingenuous IMO. There’s a marked difference between the parties and their approach to immigration and many other subjects. In fact republicans campaign on it. Let’s not pretend they are the same bc neither live up to my ideals.

      There’s nothing wrong with having different ideals. There’s something really wrong about screaming hypocrisy, double standards, blanket corruption, media bias at every corner bc a person struggled to understand that people genuinely just disagree. When you say “where is the outrage” to me about a subject I am both informed and passionate about, you completely undermine that I just feel differently about these things than you do. I am recognizing that one is much worse than the other.

      On every issue, you are choosing the candidate you more closely identify with. That choice is pretty clear to me on immigration. It’s not even close. I don’t have to hit blood boil levels anger at everyone to make an informed decision of what direction I want even if my guy isn’t close to what I want. And I’m not going to fault some one for feeling different about it.

      There is a reason I register as an independent every chance I get. Because nuance matters. I don’t have to pledge allegiance to either party but I can certainly who more closely aligns with the direction I want and right now – it’s not republicans

      besides, I think you are missing the point. Both Ken and I have confronted David several times about some of the stuff he says. We do that all the time. We don’t need to most of the time bc the rest of you jump all over him. I certainly have no interest in pouring it on. But I have unquestionably seen people that agree with him substantively – confront him about it exaggeration and logic

      Republicans have lost control over their party bc they allow Trumpian conspiracies to hit the mainstream unchecked. You didn’t lose the GA senate race bc campaigners were giving out water to people in line. You lost it bc simultaneously with the January senate elections, there was an entire dialogue about election fraud discouraging republicans from voting but having absolutely no effect on liberals – and that effects the final numbers. Ltd than anything else

      If you guys just sit back and do this tit for tat game every time bc it’s the same thing David does, conservatives won’t ever be able to rid themselves of the stuff

      If the Democrats were the party of socialism – why is Biden the guy who came out of the primaries instead of Bernie Sanders? I don’t understand why you make this argument either. I think the Democratic primary demonstrated that those values were rejected as a whole by the mainstream Democratic Party.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        No, I do not agree that families shouldn’t be separated and no one should be detained. If you cross the border illegally, you are a criminal. Criminals get separated from their families when they break the law. Anyone breaking the law should be detained until they are sent back. All illegals should be sent back to use the established procedures to gain entry into our country.

        Julian Castro is also for UBI. He is aptly named.

        Since they just arrested 2 Yemini terrorists and are constantly picking MS-13 members, I don’t think you can ignore that factor. The only thing open borders accomplish is turning America into Central America. If that’s the plan we should just annex everything south to to the Panama Canal. Biden isn’t using any language about the border…he is hiding it. And it’s not a crisis to you because it’s what you want. And of course the parties are different in their goals – nothing wrong with that. I don’t dislike someone because they have a different opinion. But liberals wailed and nashed their teeth over border conditions – AOC cried – that are worse now yet it is radio silence. Doesn’t fit the narrative.

        That’s all good but what is disingenuous is you calling for other republicans to silence anti-Biden conspiracies when you (not you personally, your side of the divide) did nothing but encourage them when the shoe was on the other foot.

        Despite how wrong headed you are, I still like you.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        If you keep criminalizing it you are just going to have the same “problem’ over and over again

        It’s not going away and actually didn’t go away under trump….not even close. The numbers of border crossings were increasing in the last 6 mos of his office.

        It’s like you want to keep pounding your head on the desk. What Trump was doing wasn’t decreasing border crossings

        Aside from that I’m not suggesting you should check other conservatives to be fair or bc of what I did. I’m suggesting you should do it in your own interest. Hunter Biden gossip dominating right wing talking points instead of policy lost Trump the election. Election fraud dominating the talking points in January did the same to the senate.

        In terms of my conduct. You didn’t see it. I didn’t have to confront Bernie Sanders acolytes on this blog. But I had to do it on Twitter quite a bit. And I like some of bernies policies. I just don’t like his rhetoric. You didn’t see it here. But I did my time, trying to ground people on the left. I didn’t want that to consume who was the candidate – and it worked. Biden beat sanders, and although I never really liked Biden, I will take that as a win.

        You should not confront the hunter Biden stuff Bc you think it’s fair or unfair or bc of what I did. It’s about self preservation. Republicans are losing elections Bc diving into rabbit holes about corruption to any of trump’s opponents is tolerated by other conservatives

        I want nothing more than strong multiple parties to choose from. I’m used to be mad that there were just two parties. Now I’m mad I can only consider one party.

  85. Phindog says:

    I watched Pornhub this morning and my arms hurt. 😳

  86. Phindog says:

    Que piggy with the video of a dog humping a sprinkler.

  87. bookman11 says:

    Well put Phelon

  88. bailbondmike says:

    I am not commenting on the laptop stuff until the actual evidence is released.

    The border though. What a fucking shit storm! Last month was the worst in over 20 years. Over 170,000 people with over 18,000 being unaccompanied minors.

    Biden and Harris won’t even go visit and Harris was put in charge of this mess and it is only getting bigger.

    Their plan:

    1. Let’s spread them out at military bases around the country so the problem does not look so bad at the border. Also, don’t let the media in and don’t let anyone take any pictures. If any military personnel take video’s or pictures of the housing facilities on base they will be court martialed.
    1(a) Insist you are being transparent.
    2(a) Deflect, deflect, deflect!

    2. Let’s use millions of tax payer dollars to pay the illegals to stay in their own countries. WTF!!!!!!

    OMG, just think if this was the start of COVID. Thank God we had Trump/Pence to get us through it and not these 2 ass clowns.

    I guess Biden’s Motel 6 policy of “We’ll leave the light on for ya” isn’t working so well.

    • Phindog says:

      You got to invest in the new green deal and everything will work out fine.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Detaining them on the other side of the border costs the same amount to the tax payer.

        I don’t know what % go back to court. But a default should result in deportation. That would be legit grounds IMO.

        We do this crazy thing where we complain about the burden on the tax payer and then every effort we make increases those costs. We cause our own harm.

        The thing about your number of 170K is that, although it’s a accurate, it’s specifically encounters at the border, of which only a small %, less than 30%, are actually detentions.

        I don’t k ow the number for March, but In Feb 2021, the number for encounters was over 98k (March is considered a surge) and only 28K were detained anywhere long term. The rest were rejected for various reasons.

        Those kind of numbers (28k) are sustainable provided that those 28k are generating tax revenue. And so that’s the problem with detention at the end of the day, it removes any possibility of tax revenue (sales tax or income from lawful employment) and just makes the whole thing a black hole of expenses. People not coming back is a risk worth taking if at the end of the day you are adding to us taxes instead of costing it.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      If you didn’t detain them at all you wouldn’t have any of these problems

      What do you think the Trump administration was doing? They were holding them on the Mexican side of the border – and paying for it. What different does it make if it’s on the border or somewhere else we pay for? I’m not getting why you are just recognizing this problem now.

      We shouldn’t not be detaining people at all.

      I keep hearing what a mess a border one way or another when you are detaining people. How about not detaining them at all?

      The problem here is the concept of detention pending asylum to begin with, not where people are being held.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I know they were being detained on the other side of the border. That’s where I prefer them to be. It was also working as a deterrent.

      I remember where you stand, but it ain’t that easy.

      What % of the ones released actually come back and go to court? I see them in jail everyday with ICE holds. Before, they were taken from here to Louisiana then a vast majority deported. Now they are taken to Louisiana, reset in the system and released back to the community only to not show up in court again. Not only that, ICE is told to release them without even having to post the bond for their criminal charge only to have them not show up for that court date either.

      I know this for fact cause there is an illegal in jail here right now who did this. Had a $5000 bond for DUI with Property Damage and Bodily Injury and $1000 bond for Driving w/o a Valid DL back in Feb he was picked up by ICE and released in a week without even having to post bond. Then, he missed court in March. Was just rearrested for a second DUI and Driving w/o a Valid DL in 2 months and for a Failure to Appear warrant issued on the first DUI case.

      The rest of us legal citizens have to get bonded out. Guess they will just rinse and repeat until he kills someone.

  89. stangerx says:

    If the sins of the son fall on the father…… My Dad got a boatload of speeding tickets he never knew about.

  90. Ken says:

    I personally don’t care what party anybody is affiliated with. It is our right to vote your conscience. What I don’t like is insular thinking. The blanket objection you don’t agree with. Elevating conspiracy theories to facts. Viewing the opposing party instead of your fellow Americans. I can’t stand inflammatory rhetoric and xenophobia. I don’t have to agree but that doesn’t mean you are not my friend. Unfortunately not enough people feel that way

    • stangerx says:

      Poster a prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist has in his office.

    • Phindog says:

      Well conspiracy theories are the opposite of another’s beliefs. Once we can call bullshit on either side factual then maybe we can make progress.

      • Ken says:

        I don’t believe conspiracy theories are the opposite of one’s beliefs. Facts are facts conspiracy theories are not facts. There are plenty facts a conservative can site to to support their position and same for a liberal without having to resort to spreading conspiracy theories

      • Phindog says:

        Ken you are a great dude, but what defines a conspiracy theory?

      • bailbondmike says:

        Conspiracy theories are so much better though! 😉

      • stangerx says:

        For some conspiracy theories are tools to support one’s beliefs, or at least side. Within hours of the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol was spreading that antifa and BLM agitators dressed as Trump supporters were behind it. All the news clips of pasty faced white dudes attacking the cops didn’t matter.

      • bailbondmike says:

        I found it:

        Definition: Conspiracy Theory – Facts someone doesn’t to believe as truth.

      • bailbondmike says:

        I thought ANTIFA was mostly pasty faced white dudes.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Dammit, fucked up my own joke.

        I found it:

        Definition: Conspiracy Theory – Facts someone doesn’t want to believe as truth.

      • Ken says:

        A conspiracy theory is essentially when someone is trying to pass of an allegation as fact without any evidentiary support such as Hillary Clinton is running a child sex trafficking ring out of a basement of a pizza restaurant in Washington

      • bailbondmike says:

        She is? I knew it!

      • stangerx says:

        BBM — don’t know what Antifa folks look like, but a false flag operation as they dress up as Trump supporters and lead the attack right after a Trump rally. Come’on. And at this point we do know who did get arrested…..wasn’t them except for one dude.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That’s a fair point Dog. You should be calling bullshit on the other side. But I don’t think the whole hunter biden laptop think is calling out bs….I think it is bs

        Most blanket claims of corruption do not pass the sniff test

        I don’t think the election fraud emphasis passes the sniff test either….but I know a lot of you guys strongly disagree about that

        I also don’t think there’s a “crisis” on the border. But I’m not calling that a conspiracy theory. I’m calling that a difference of opinion

        There are distinctions between different ideological beliefs and stuff that’s floated around about people. And I think the widespread conspiracy stuff turns people off and makes it hard to win elections. And now we’ve hit a new level where now even after losing based on that, we wrap it around anew conspiracy about not really losing. That’s a catch 22 for Republicans. You can’t win if you go along with that IMO

  91. olddolphan says:

    IT’S ONE THING to SAY “altho’ I disagree with what you say, I’ll defend to my death your right to say it.” But it’s quite another thing to ACTUALLy do it!!

    Those who have defended our country when called automatically get the benefit of the doubt from your’s truly. That’s why I hold draft dodgers in lower regard. To pass my bullshit detector, you either serve your country OR you have a god-damned good reason for not doing so.

    DO I make myself perfectly clear??

  92. Phindog says:

    Ken, what if Hillary actually did just that, would it still be just a conspiracy theory or a fact ?

  93. bailbondmike says:

    Stanger, yeah everyone jumped the gun pointing fingers on the Jan 6th event.

    • stangerx says:

      And someone jumped the gun on purpose. Wanted it to be true and put it out as fact knowing it most likely was not. Didn’t stop it from sweeping the nation. Made Tucker Carlson. That’s a conspiracy theory.

  94. bailbondmike says:

    We do this crazy thing where we complain about the burden on the tax payer and then every effort we make increases those costs. We cause our own harm.
    ——————————————-
    I agree, we can’t get out of our own way.

  95. bailbondmike says:

    Glad we are talking some politics today. That football shit yesterday was wearing me out!!

  96. olddolphan says:

    BY THE WAY, ANOTHER well thought out & well written effort, Mike E.
    Last year the draft proved to be predictable in the first round. NOT SO this year. I believe this relative lack of predictability adds to the drama of this year’s draft.
    —————————–
    NOT SOLD YET on taking Pitts at #6. We already have a primo pass catching TE in Gesicki, so I don’t believe our need for a TE matches our needs at WR, Running Back, or Edge/LB. IF Pitts is, hands down, the top player in the draft, then we should take him. But after watching him play last season for the Gators I came away with the belief that much of Pitts’ success was the product of who was throwing him the football.
    —————————–
    SO I’M STILL WR at pick#6, RB @ pick #18, then the best EDGE/LB available with the 1st pick in round 2 and the best remaining OL with the 2nd pick in round 2.

    • stangerx says:

      Good chance Pitts won’t even be there at #6. But if he is I take him. I’d love to take a C with that second pick in the 2nd round.

  97. ocalarob says:

    TUCKER for president 2024!

  98. ocalarob says:

    oh yeah…..did i mention Tua blows chunks?

  99. bailbondmike says:

    I also don’t think there’s a “crisis” on the border.

    What would the media call it if Trump were still in office? No need to answer. Just sayin’.

    I agree. It’s a difference of opinion. You just have the wrong opinion. 😉

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I dont know what you mean?

      Wouldn’t calling the same thing a crisis at the border during trumps administration benefit Trump?

      You don’t think the media wanted to help trump do you?

      Isn’t that the whole point to calling it a crisis: Suggesting that border crossings are at defcon 4?

    • bailbondmike says:

      What I meant is if Trump were still in office the media would be spewing the same rhetoric they did when he was still in office. Calling him Hitler for putting people in detention camps and children in cages. Though that is the same thing that is happening now only the media is relatively quite about it when last months #’s show the situation is the worst it’s been in 20 years.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Trump was separating families (in the first two years of his presidency) at the border and then putting those children in detention (cages)

        Obama and Biden put unaccompanied minors in detention (cages)

        There’s quite a difference. It’s not a double standard.

        As I keep saying – I hate them both

        But, Everytime I argue that there should be no more detention for anyone, and that the policy should stop – not a single trump supporter agrees with me. It’s not the direction trump supporters have ever supported. They want to turn the volume of a bad policy from 9 to 10. I’ll take 9 any day of the week. ThIs is not a double standard, what trump was doing was worse. Not only did they separate families, they didn’t have a plan to reunite them, whether deported or not. It would be nice if the people that were mad about it under Biden actually didn’t want detention and instead using it as a vehicle to point out hypocrisy.

  100. Ken says:

    Phindog says:
    April 10, 2021 at 1:59 pm (Edit)
    Ken, what if Hillary actually did just that, would it still be just a conspiracy theory or a fact ?
    —————
    If she did then it’s a fact. But Qanon just posted that BS without any evidence and people believe as fact and that is what drives me crazy

    • stangerx says:

      The good conspiracy theories are the ones that can never be disproven. “The Chinese set up a numbered $100 mil Swiss bank account for Joe Biden.” You can say there is no proof, but that’s only cause of how secret the transaction was. Who had Epstein killed is another one like that.

  101. bailbondmike says:

    Dammit ORob! We were tied for the lead at the Masters then you have to pull one off the tee into the water at #16 with your Carlson, Hannity and Tua comments. lol

  102. Ken says:

    bailbondmike says:
    April 10, 2021 at 12:56 pm (Edit)
    I am not commenting on the laptop stuff until the actual evidence is released.
    ——————
    That is exactly the type of position I respect even if I don’t agree with your point of view you wait to see what the evidence is before commenting on it. We should all do that

  103. steveccnv says:

    To say this or that is the reason Trump lost the election is more of a conspiracy, than saying he lost bc of election fraud. At least there’s video evidence election fraud took place

    • Phindog says:

      That’s racist..

    • stangerx says:

      Agree that in any election their is more than one reason the loser lost. There should’nt be The Reason.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Thats not a conspiracy

      It’s an opinion.

      It’s actually more than that, it’s a prediction.

      I said it would jeopardize the Republicans in the senate in January in November when you guys started and the results demonstrated that.

      I’ll go even further and say it will hurt Republicans in 2022

      As long as you guys keep riding this train, I don’t think the track is changing

      • steveccnv says:

        So when we say it it’s conspiracy, and when you say it its opinion. Ok I get your logic now.

        Until the track changes, Republicans aren’t getting any power back, if the midterms are on the level for sure house and senate will be back in their hands.

        Why do you think biden is trying so hard to get national election laws, that will allow mail in voting in mass?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        It’s not just who says it Steve

        Read the link below that I posted about the GA senate runoffs

        Turnout in the GA senate race was low in the most republican districts

        Call me idealistic, but I think you do need to focus on actual policy instead of mudslinging to win an election. It’s probably why Hillary lost in 2016 too.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        And to answer your question, I think mail in voting helps democrats….well unless republicans start coming out in support of it….which I think would be the smart move

        But I’m cynical enough to think democrats are pushing for it bc it gives them an edge. So I agree with that. But I don’t think that’s corruption or fraud though

        And fundamentally, I think voting should be easier not harder – so whomever pushes for mail in voting lines up with my ideology one way or another

        If you follow politics long enough, I bet we see the sides completely flip on this one day.

        But for now the perception is that it’s gives democrats an edge. Personally I think the smart move would be for Republicans to push for it too – to even that advantage

    • David Collins says:

      lol there is no evidence that trump got cheated out of an election, he LOST because he spent most of his time golfing, lying, and complaining while hundreds of thousands of Americans died

  104. Phindog says:

    OK I’m out for now.. my balls itch and there’s a few parked cars I haven’t chased yet and I need to leave a yard cigar on my neighbors lawn. 🐕

  105. The Flying Pig says:

    Stanger,

    You think my opinion of why the Republicans lost the election is a “conspiracy”? Really?

    • stangerx says:

      Not really at all. When put that out didn’t even realize was disagreeing with you in any way . Certainly never called anything you thought a conspiracy. My point was Trump lost for more than one reason.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        What do you think was the affect of Republicans challenging the validity of the election had on GA Republicans in the GA senate election?

        I mean sure people have a lot of reasons to vote. There are always multiple reasons but even Mitch McConnell noted It as having a significant impact.

        There’s actually data on this. Low turnout by republican in the most Republicans districts

        https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/25/georgia-republicans-draw-lessons-from-senate-losses-ahead-of-2022/

      • stangerx says:

        Was darn clear to me that the GA senate election was turned by Trump’s insistence on the “Big Lie.” It was still darn close though. But also involved was the changing demographics in Georgia. Whole lot of folks from other states coming in. Place is going Red to Purple. Trump also lost the general election.

  106. bailbondmike says:

    Ya’ll don’t be mad at me for posting something about football, but, if we take Pitts at #6, I would love to take a chance on Marquez Stevenson at #156. If he had not gotten injured his first 2 seasons in college, he would be talked about as a top 75 prospect or higher.

    https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/marquez-stevenson-pro-day-houston-2021-nfl-draft

    Besides Tutu Atwell, he will probably be the fastest WR on the board after round 3. He can play any WR position with sub 4.4 speed and is a very good returner.

  107. stangerx says:

    What idiots. De Santis opened up the whole state and stopped the mask mandate months ago. And how hard is it to wear a mask? And no one has to get a vaccine.
    ———————————–
    A group known as the Reopen South Florida is organizing a “mask burning” event and a march through Fort Lauderdale to protest masks and vaccinations as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise. The event is also being organized by another group known as UnMasking America and the Libertarian Party of Broward.

    The lead organizer of the rally, Chris Nelson,wrote “You are invited to the Million Maskless March and Mask Burning, Saturday April 10, 2021 at 3pm at the Corner of A1A and Las Olas in Ft Lauderdale! April 10 marks one year of mask tyranny in Broward County and we will mark that date with a celebration of freedom! It will feature recognition and prizes for those who have faithfully endured this last year, addresses from local leaders and activists and most importantly (and fun) a mask burning!”

    • bookman11 says:

      Why protest the vaccines? Doesn’t make much sense. I don’t think anybody likes wearing masks, but it really annoys me when a business posts that masks are required, and selfish people do not comply.

      • stangerx says:

        Selfish is right, or maybe just stupid. Other people wearing masks and getting vaccines helps them. Am sure some will proudly claim “never got it… I was right” after all over.

  108. Rockphin says:

    113 minutes of my life that I can never get back.

    What is Godzilla Vs Kong Alex?

    • bookman11 says:

      Good movie then? 🤓

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Lol…My nephew is a huge Godzilla geek so I watched it with him last Saturday so he could watch it on a big screen with surround. I completely understand. There is no creativity left in Hollywood.

  109. New Age says:

    Piggy,

    There have been studies showing that mail in voting is much, much more likely to have fraud than in-person. It’s one reason Europe doesn’t really use it. It’s also one reason South American countries like Bolivia do. Considering we had known fraud and some counties still can’t show chain of custody from this past election, why would we want more mail in voting?

    It’s not very difficult to go out and vote. It can be annoying and slow, but not difficult. No state keeps an up to date registry because both sides play some shenanigans. Why would I want that? Mail in voting isn’t some awesome new take on voting. It’s a doorway to fraud and taking away one of our most important rights. When our government gets serious about border security, voting security, and restrictions for busing, bribing, canvasing, and other forms of voter fraud, I’ll get more on board with mail in voting.

    • steveccnv says:

      They know all of this they’ve just been playing stupid.

      We keep hearing there’s no proof of election fraud, then widespread proof…

      They’ve been using mall in voting to bypass voter I’d.

      Biden wants to nationalize no voter I’d and mail in voting, if that doesn’t tell you they want to continue to cheat I don’t know what to tell you

      • steveccnv says:

        House seats in highly republican OC CA were flipped in 2018, because of ballot harvesting, another cheat tool the top tool is trying to nationalize

      • Krishna says:

        Where is the wide spread proof? It must be 60 plus wide national jurists, including SC court….mostly Republican. That’s called conspiracy thinking. Lmfao!

    • steveccnv says:

      If HR1 passes the Republicans better start figuring out how to cheat, like the dems do, or they’ll never have control of either branch of congress or the white house again

  110. steveccnv says:

    When you combine mail in voting with no voter ID checks, you get what we saw in the 2020 election and the 2021 GA runoff, massive election fraud

    • Krishna says:

      Cultist, conspiracy thinking. Wackadoodle shit.

    • Krishna says:

      Kinda like blaming Antifa and left wing extremists for Jan 6 cultist, Trump, blind-thinking dicks that stormpeded the capital. Lmao!

      Carry on.

    • Krishna says:

      Stick to football dude. I like your comments there. Fair-minded and smart.

    • Krishna says:

      Oh, JMO.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        You forgot humble…

      • mf13ss says:

        Krishna,

        I like you, bud. We’ve had our differences in the past, but we’re good. I don’t really care to talk politics here any longer (sometimes I feel pressed and can’t help myself), but I really try to stay out of it.

        Now let me ask you a question: do you think anything you just said to Steve above is going to be received well by either he, or anybody else who feels as he does? The is answer is clearly NO!

        You’re out to poke bears with that kind of dialogue, sir… it’s taunting. I REALLY LIKE the new leaf that Pigster has turned over, and I applaud him, even if I disagree with him. Civility gets more done than does name-calling, my friend.

      • Krishna says:

        Mf113….i really have no clue what you are talking about. I asked him to provide the proof or shut the fuck up…but in a nice way.

        Now. I’m not being nice. Lol!

  111. pheloniusphish says:

    I think mail in voting with controls a la GA is fine within reason. We shouldn’t have an Election Day, we should have an election month. Then there wouldn’t be a need for widespread mail in voting.

    • Krishna says:

      Hear that. Voting should be easier for everyone. WTF ?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Bingo!!! That’s what I said a couple of weeks ago. The technology is there to make voting online too. No reason to cram it all into one day.

    • Ken says:

      Totally agree voting should be made easier. Not sure the GA model is the right one but I certainly agree with you agree with you in principle

  112. herdfan says:

    Rockphin says:
    April 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm
    113 minutes of my life that I can never get back.

    What is Godzilla Vs Kong Alex?

    But did you have popcorn? I haven’t been to a movie theater since about a week before everything was shut down last year. I miss popcorn. It’s not the same anywhere else.

  113. bailbondmike says:

    Alabama got rid of their mask mandate also.

  114. Randy says:

    Voter fraud conspiracy theorists had their day in court. They couldn’t present any credible evidence to support their assertions. Almost every case was laughed out of court. I thought that was supposed to be the end of it? Jesus.

  115. Mike E. says:

    I personally don’t feel the election was stolen, I think Trump alienated too many people, he was a polarizing mofo.

    • Tim Knight says:

      ^He turned off people who voted for him the first time with his behavior. I know that for a fact with some people I know. That translated across the country. Trump supporters became so cultish – what were they going to do after 8 years if he had won a 2nd term, start marching for a 3rd term? He lost, just move on everyone.

  116. The Flying Pig says:

    When our government gets serious about border security, voting security, and restrictions for busing, bribing, canvasing, and other forms of voter fraud, I’ll get more on board with mail in voting.

    ******
    New Age,

    You shouldn’t need your govt to agree with you about about border patrol to consider mail in voting. I don’t get that logic at all

    What’s wrong with busing people or providing transportation to the polls? What on earth is wrong with giving people rides. What exactly do you guys think is going on in these busses….lol

    The whole concept is crazy to me

    You think all these things lead to fraud so you want to stop those things even when they overwhelming lead to legitimate voting as well

    You are not attacking the fraud, you are attacking everything else bc maybe there’s a chance of fraud…

    Do we do that anywhere else?

    Do we stop everyone people from banking bc some one’s forged a check once

    Do we stop people from eating chicken bc some one choked on a chicken bone once

    If you want to stop fraud – you attack the fraud, you don’t attack voting or make it hard to vote. You prosecute the actual fraud. Just like you would if some one passes a bad check – you don’t make it harder for everyone to obtain checks…wtf is with that logic.

    Not addressing voter fraud directly limiting voting options isn’t going to stop fraud anywhere near as effectively as punishing fraud would. It’s just obstructing legitimate voting by legitimate voters

    And the reality is the guy that lead this charge (trump) and was burdened with proving that fraud overwhelming tanked when asked to do that. He had more money and more lawyers working for him than anyone else ever will – and with all that at his disposal he repeatedly lost in court

    You can quote whatever study you want. I guaranty it pales in comparison to how often the losing side accuses the other side of cheating when they can’t accept defeat. That’s always going to be more prevalent than the existence of fraud.

    The reality is no party is likely to benefit more or less if the fraud you fear actually exists at widespread levels. It’s just as advantageous to Democrats as it is to Republicans. So why are republicans so hell bent on stopping mail in voting? I believe – What they end up doing is increasing the likelihood that they will lose Elections. Thats a prediction/opinion. It’s not a fact – I have to carefully say that now.

    That’s the point I was making earlier

    If you tell your audience not to vote by mail, it’s clearly going to discourage them to vote by mail – it certainly won’t discourage your opponents audience…

    If you tell your audience there is widespread fraud, your audience may think their vote doesn’t matter, and that’s going to hurt your own party’s voter turnout – not the other side.

    Republicans should be embracing 74 million people voting for Trump last November – that is in part, a product of mail in voting and early voting as well. I’m pretty sure that the highest amount of the losing side ever.

    Instead republicans went in this direction of making mail in voting harder for everyone. They are on the cusp of winning a few states in heated contests and they are taking steps that will inevitably lead to lower turnout numbers.

    If that dynamic continues – who do you think is going to get substantially more mail in votes in 2022 and 2024?

    It’s counterproductive. Forget the ideology of it. Republicans are making mail in voting a disadvantage. The harm is self-inflicted

    • pheloniusphish says:

      You forgot, Do we take away everyone’s guns because some crazy shoots some people?

    • pheloniusphish says:

      How did they make mail in voting harder?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        This isnt meant to be solely about the GA law. New age is arguing that mail in voting is vulnerable to fraud. Im sure you’ve heard many general arguments by Republicans about mail in voting, I know I have.

        But specifically in ga, the new law decreases drop from 94 to 23 in Atlanta. Those drop boxes are not available as often as they were before. The request period was reduced from 25 weeks before election to 11 weeks and the deadline is now 11 days rather than the Friday before and of course the proof of ID portion of the law requires some one to provide license number before the request. Before everyone jumps down my throat about ID, I will just say I’m less inclined to argue that the actual requirement of an id is a practical problem. I have issues with it but not like the other stuff.

      • Ken says:

        Not every voter is a licensed driver especially in urban areas

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Yeah but you can have an ID number without a license

        I did read that 3% of Georgians don’t have a license or ID. So it’s a significant amount of people affected.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Under the Georgia law there are alternatives to DL and state issued ID. Last four of your social, current utility bill, etc. The reduction from 25 weeks to 11 weeks is for run off elections not the general election. They want to get a conclusion sooner and to mitigate outside money. Drop boxes are 1 per 100,000. Don’t know how or why that number was decided on. Mostly they have to be under the control and supervision of election officials now.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        The runoff time was reduced too

        But that reduction from 25 weeks to 11 weeks is about the request for absentee not just runoffs

        I know about that 100000 cap on drop boxes, but the result is, it drastically reduced the drop boxes in Atlanta

        I personally don’t know why the number is down to 23, that’s what I read and it’s an estimate of what will occur. But if you are using the population of Atlanta Metro wHich I think is closer to 5 million. it should be still be a significant reduction of drop boxes down to about 50 from 94.

  117. mf13ss says:

    So here’s my problem… we’ve got Will Fuller here on a 1-year deal. Dude has an injury history, but when healthy, he’s ELITE. What if he gets injured AGAIN, and we decide to not re-sign him next year? Or what if he’s healthy, and he just doesn’t pan out? Or what if he balls out this year?

    In many ways, Jaylen Waddle is Fuller’s insurance policy. What’s more, what could it hurt to have two STUDS who are burners for Tua’s future?

    Some/many feel Tua’s success at Alabama was based on the speed options of Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs, right? So why not draft another burner like Waddle, with whom Tua is familiar with, right?

    I foresee the Broncos @ R1P9 as our “last chance saloon” to trade down to (acquiring more picks), being they may want to leap to R1P6 to secure a QB… and we don’t want to be out of the top-10.

    MANY have speculated recently that Jeudy could be part of that trade. But in doing that, we wouldn’t be drafting Waddle, presumably.

    Maybe we could come away with Jeudy in the trade down to R1P9, select Micah Parsons @ R1P9, and then draft our RB @ R1P18?

    What do y’all think about that?

    • Ken says:

      Totally agree we need more speed at WR than just Fuller

    • Tim Knight says:

      All QBs benefit from the talent around them. Speed kills. I would have no problem with Waddle because I think he’s going to be really good in the NFL. But do we take him at #6 or trade up from #18 for him, because I don’t think he’ll last that long. He could though. CeeDee Lamb dropped to #17 last year and many thought he’d go earlier.

  118. Ken says:

    Voter fraud has been studied for many years by several administrations. The fact is that they can’t find any evidence of widespread voter fraud. Yes individual cases have been discovered but nothing of any magnitude that could have affected an election result. Mail in voting has been in use in this country for many years. In some states it is the exclusive means of voting. There is zero evidence that it has been subject to widespread fraud

  119. Mike E. says:

    I didn’t really want to vote for him but I still preferred him over the alternative.

  120. mf13ss says:

    So here’s where I’m at (boy, this would be NICETY!)…

    Trade down to the Broncos @ R1P9 in exchange for Jerry Jeudy and a pick (2nd or 3rd rounder?)
    R1P9: Micah Parsons
    R1P18: Najee Harris or Javonte Williams (your choice!)
    R2P4: your choice!

    • Ken says:

      Jeudy was a bit of disappointment this year with lots of drops. I think we can do better in the draft

    • mf13ss says:

      Quite honestly, I think Drew Lock sucks… and ol’ Horse Face (John Elway) stepped away from his GM role for obvious reasons. I think Jerry Jeudy gets a mulligan for his rookie season… and to reunite him with Tua could be WOAH!

      • Ken says:

        Lock didn’t help anything but not sure that was all of Jeudy’s problems. I wouldn’t want to give up too much for him at this point but I also see your point about reuniting him with Tua

      • Tim Knight says:

        Just draft Waddle then. He can also be a dangerous return man. You find ways to get the ball in his hands with that explosiveness – receiving, returns and jet sweeps etc.

        Another thing is Tua is a good voice for both Waddle and Smith because he played with them. That’s valuable for the FO and coaches.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I would rather reunite Smith or Waddle with Tua than Jeudy.

  121. Krishna says:

    I don’t think Tua needs chemistry with a college whatever.

    Tua needs WRs, TEs, a solid OL, and 3 down RB, just like every successful QB, and HOFer QBs has had. LMAO!

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, yep! But it doesn’t hurt that he knows them well and two are available in the draft along with Najee Harris at RB.

  122. mf13ss says:

    mf13ss says:
    April 10, 2021 at 9:29 pm
    So here’s where I’m at (boy, this would be NICETY!)…

    Trade down to the Broncos @ R1P9 in exchange for Jerry Jeudy and a pick (2nd or 3rd rounder?)
    R1P9: Micah Parsons
    R1P18: Najee Harris or Javonte Williams (your choice!)
    R2P4: your choice!
    —————-
    I suppose you could call this a fallback option if the Falcons take Kyle Pitts @ R1P4 and the Bengals take Ja’Marr Chase @ R1P5. NEVERTHELESS, this (at least IMO) could be the perfect first option, as well.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      we already traded down and got future picks

      Going to be hard to pull of another trade down.

      I’m not against it, but Im guessing that the Dolphins have a 3rd in mind that isn’t chase or Pitts

      Maybe Smith or waddle

      • mf13ss says:

        To be honest with ya? I agree: I doubt it happens. I’m just trying to find a way to get Micah Parsons, along with a STUD WR… AND a STUD RB.

        I’m trying to milk this mofo for all it’s worth, bud!!!

      • pheloniusphish says:

        His name is Parsons.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        You basically need Micah to fall from about 9 to 18
        It’s a small window but it can happen

        Give Micah a gas mask now! 😜

    • bailbondmike says:

      If we missed Pitts at #6 and can get #9, Jeudy, and #40 for #6, I could go for that.

  123. pheloniusphish says:

    I still think they go heavy D at the top of the draft.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think we go one offense and one defense with our two 1st rounders. Maybe do the same in the 2nd. Add two prospects to both sides of the ball. That coincides with the young players we already have that need to take the next step. We should be better than last year.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      If by top of draft you mean 2nd round….I agree

      But I think they might go the way of the Steelers and look for tj watt types in the 2nd round

      Guy like Van Ginkle and Beagle have been productive with Flores, we don’t need top shelf talent on the edge

      Of course if Micah parsons somehow falls to 28 – that’s different, you have to take that

      But after that, it seems picking a pass rusher there is as good as it is at 36. If they really like some one….maybe

      Also, jabril Cox. Who’s not expected to go in the first may be the best coverage LB in the draft, so if they are looking for a coverage LB – they might be able to wait until day 2

  124. Tim Knight says:

    I think Grier and Flores feel good about 6 prospects and that’s why they did what they did. They know at least 3 QBs are going top 3 and it could be more before we pick. Who are they honing in on? That is the question. 😉

  125. Krishna says:

    BPA at 6 and it will be a need. I hope it’s……

    I love D and think we need to be bad ass.

    We need to knock it out of the park with 5 of top 100 picks….imho.

  126. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, the thing that keeps coming back to me is when we can’t get to Josh Allen, Parsons jumps out at me. We’re going to be facing him for many years to come. You have to beat your division. Josh Allen is the best player in the division right now. I don’t think Flores wants to be in 41-38 shootout games. He wants to keep the game manageable 27-24. Then the next step is Mahomes and the Chiefs. We all saw how the Bucs beat the Chiefs. Constant pressure on Mahomes.

  127. bailbondmike says:

    Could you imagine if:
    #6 Pitts
    #18 Parsons
    #36 Harris/Williams
    #50 Tryon/Cox

    • bailbondmike says:

      and NO! At #50 we are not drafting a strap on!

    • Tim Knight says:

      That would be good. Very good. 🙂

      I think the Pats will take Parsons at #15 if he’s there though. We both play the same schemes on defense and Parsons fits it to a tee. The LBs move all over the place. The Pats loaded up on offense in FA.

      We need speed on both sides of the ball. All AFC teams know you have to pressure Mahomes and Allen to beat them, and make some big plays on offense.

      Our base defense, we know we mix it up in nickel and dime. We have talent for that too.
      LDE Ogbah
      NT Davis
      RDE Wilkins
      OLB Van Ginkel
      OLB Parsons*
      ILB Baker
      ILB McKinney
      CB Howard
      CB Jones
      SS Rowe
      FS McCain

    • CavalierKong says:

      LMAO

  128. CavalierKong says:

    I just hope in 2024 one of the only two parties that matter in American politics put up a guy I can vote for. 2020 was the first time since I started voting that I didn’t vote for a presidential candidate.

  129. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, I’m goofing around. No worries.

  130. steveccnv says:

    How can you say mail in voting isn’t susceptible to fraud when we saw it in the last election?

    Video evidence of Republicans not allowed to oversee the counting of votes, everyone saw those videos. Why do you think they wouldn’t let Republicans oversee the counting?

    In NV they turned down the signature match in Vegas to its lowest settings.

    Voting laws changed illegally before the election.

    Truck full of ballots all for Biden, with no down ballot voting and no one to oversee in PA.

    The compromised courts wouldn’t even let them bring in any evidence.

    I could go on and on, but the telling sign will be the midterms

    • steveccnv says:

      Aiight I’m done with politics on to the draft, sorry for the rant

    • David Collins says:

      nothing here is true, just useless sucking of trumps dick

      the failure lost, he was horribile, perplexing why you perpetually suck his tiny nasty cock

  131. ocalarob says:

    I’m still waiting on all you Biden lovers to enlighten me on all the wonderful things he has done for this country.

  132. ocalarob says:

    which is more helpful for Miami, Sewell.chase or pitts?

  133. ocalarob says:

    if i had to bet money on who miami will pick at 6, this nagging voice keeps telling me Smith at 6

    • ocalarob says:

      and that nagging voice speaks with the absurd notion that this F.O. thinks Tua is our franchise qb

      • David Collins says:

        the way You fixate on a failed topic, demostrates Your lack of being able to discuss different subjects or current events

        but its old and tired, not to mention foolishly premature, Tua is the franchise QB< you are just stupid

  134. ocalarob says:

    bailbondmike says:
    April 10, 2021 at 2:36 pm
    Dammit ORob! We were tied for the lead at the Masters then you have to pull one off the tee into the water at #16 with your Carlson, Hannity and Tua comments. lol
    __________________________________________________________

    So i hit a snap hook, it happens sometimes, LOL

  135. David Collins says:

    why are Matt Gaetz and the other trump buddies, ALL PEDOPHILES?

    imagine having dozens of pedophile friends, what does that make trump? who was also accused of raping minors?

    i wont ask WHO has dozens of child trafficking friends and pedophiles,
    in this room, im hoping the number is zero!

    if You KNOW of one, call the cops and turn them in, or You are an enabler of it

  136. David Collins says:

    the fact that Trump never called out epstein for being evil, when he attacks everyone else, spoke volumes

    why didnt trump reveal who epstein was, and have him arrested? because trump doesnt have a problem with trafficking children, he enabled epstein, gaetz, and many others

  137. David Collins says:

    change of topic is needed, and BTW< i read the article above, lol
    I have read MANY articles about what direction the FIns are heading, and Mike is likely one of the best, in fact, i cant find an article that has their finger on the Dolphins pulse better than Mike does, lol

    good job Mike, kudos to being on point about the Dolphins needs and direction.

  138. David Collins says:

    i think Bengals will go with Chase, reunite Burrow with his former WR

    Miami will select Pitts IMO
    Pitts will make Miami a contender, , lol

  139. Phindog says:

    Holy shit . I didn’t realize today was fucktard Sunday. 🤓

  140. bailbondmike says:

    you are always in the sand traps of life
    ————————–
    and you never make the cut cause you always double and triple bogey on here

  141. The Flying Pig says:

    Could you imagine if:
    #6 Pitts
    #18 Parsons
    #36 Harris/Williams
    #50 Tryon/Cox

    ****

    50 Tryon/Cox = bukkake

    Seriously if parsons doesn’t fall to,18 we still might do something similar to this

    My only concern if we end up with parsons and Cox, who are both very good, is where is the pass rush coming from?

  142. The Flying Pig says:

    If it guaranteed Parsons at 18, would you do this?

  143. Ken says:

    Damn it I have to turn myself in

  144. bailbondmike says:

    Dammit, I told myself not to bite and I did. Too much coffee this morning.

    David said:
    “T**** quote on epstein, Hes alot of fun to be with”
    “i wont ask, what does that mean”
    ———————–
    Yeah, let’s post 2 comments Trump made about Epstein 19 years ago, whom he had not talked to in over 15 years, whom Trump banned from Mar A Lago in 2007 because Epstein was hitting on a 14yo daughter of another member, whom was arrested and sentenced a year later for soliciting sex from a 14 yo prostitute and had to serve an 18 month sentence.

    Why don’t you ask Bill Clinton who flew on Epstein’s private jet 20+ times? Clinton who continued to fly with Epstein on his jet several times after Epstein was banned by Trump from Mar A Lago and after Epstein was convicted of soliciting sex from a 14 yo prostitute.

    If anyone knows “what does that mean”, it would be Slick Willy, The Chief Sexecutive, The Commander-In-Briefs, Puffy the Intern Slayer, The Unabanger, Swallow the Leader or whatever name you remember him by.

    You are so bias that it doesn’t bother you that your VP Kamala teamed up with Slick Willy to discuss women empowerment. WTF!

    Actually, that move by Kamala does not surprise me though. From someone who sucked and fucked her way to the top, she sees eye-to-eye with Puffy the Intern Slayer when it comes to
    women empowerment.

    Alright, nuff said. Going to search for football news now.

    • David Collins says:

      defending comments about having fun with pedophiles, WHY?

      thats SICK

      • David Collins says:

        BTW< i didnt vote for Bill either, he is ALSO a guy like T**** that had fun with pedophiles like epstein

    • stangerx says:

      BBM — conspiracy theories don’t just come from the left. Yeah Trump and Epstein hung out at one point, but that is all anyone knows. As you point out same comes for Clinton.

      Seems Prince Andrew is the one who might have done so in a dirty way. But no one ever mentions him, guess cause he’s neither a Rep nor a Dem.

  145. David Collins says:

    BBM< You a Matt Gaetz supporter too? hes a rep in your area
    or do you feel he should resign?

    i think he should resign, and face the music for all he has done

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think it’s up to him whether he wants to resign or take the heat

      I’m not a huge fan of demanding resignations from elected officials

      Don’t get me wrong, his political cReer is probably over. But let the his constituents decide if he is their guy in the next election.

      If he goes to jail, that’s a different story – then he needs to be removed if he doesn’t resign. But he’s got a right to a trial just light anyone else

      The only legit debate to demanding resignations IMO is by other republicans who are trying to preserve their brand

      But honestly I don’t like it when everyone gangs up and demands resignation

      It’s not like he’s a senator with a 6 year term. He will be up for re-election in a year – let his constituents decide his fate in politics and the criminal system decide his fate in terms of prison

      In the meantime I suspect he keeps a low profile

      • stangerx says:

        Thought Gaetz was an A-hole even before this came out, but agree. He hasn’t even been charged with anything yet.

        Gonna have to be something real serious for him not to get re-elected though. Comes from a Trump as Trump district.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Oh I know he’s an ahole

        But it’s not up to me to decide if the panhandle wants an ahole office

        My understanding is that he was thinking about running for senate or governor – that ship has probably sailed

        But yeah I agree, he’s winning the last by huge margins so he’s probably win again. And if he isnt convicted of anything, why shouldn’t he if his constituents want him as their rep.

        I’ll just have to revert to calling him an ahole Twitter

        I may not like the guy, but I really like a representative govt, and it’s just not for me to tell the panhandle who their rep is

  146. David Collins says:

    Battling anonymous leaks that he had sex with a minor or had paid prostitutes, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) appeared at Trump National Doral Miami on Friday night , and spoke to the pro-Trump Women for America First, delivering a speech aimed just as much at the crowd as the bank of TV cameras ,,,.

    the shit keeps getting weirder,,,SMH he should resign, before he uses any more taxpayers dollars on Venmo to help/harm women

  147. The Flying Pig says:

    Not sure if I can tell this guy my own woes without crying

    • stangerx says:

      Dude wasn’t so smart about it…. so don’t feel real sorry for him. Fitz and Rosen were never guaranteed to be here more than a season.

      My new one is Jason Sanders, and didn’t pull the trigger on that till he signed a long-term contract

  148. steveccnv says:

    Gotta match, besides your face…🤪

  149. steveccnv says:

    Been looking at Etienne this more after reading Fansided saying he’s their RB1.

    Don’t see that, but he’s right there with Najee and Williams.

    They say he’s a willing blocker, which to me is like saying we have competitive prices (in other words our prices are competitive with those other high priced companies), he’s really not.

    You can see he wiffs a lot when blocking, then the next play is a run to him, that the lights come on for.

    Any of the 3 will do especially after rd 1

    • The Flying Pig says:

      He’s my #3

      I think if you draft him you just have to have a plan for a guy who doesn’t really run btw tackles so much

      In the right offense he can be explosive

      • steveccnv says:

        I think he’s underrated between the tackles, better than Drake, but not exactly a between the tackles runner.

        Michael Carter is a college RB, he’s too slow 4.50 for 5′ 7.5″, think there’s better RBs that will be better pros. And his blocking is bad

      • steveccnv says:

        And when it’s short yardage you can also throw out that he can’t run between the tackles

  150. stangerx says:

    Sorta nice to have your money going to players on the field.

    • steveccnv says:

      Realistically that number should be 5m, because of the trade for Benardrick. Lawson’s cap hit before trade vs Benardrick’s is almost identical and we got a better fit player.

      But you can’t just look at dead money and compare 2019 to 2021 straight up, because we traded Tunsil, Stills, and Tannehill, which was a large portion of it, you also have to consider it was part of a full rebuild.

      It’s true we’ve fixed the dead money I just like some clarification with it

      • stangerx says:

        There were reasons for each dollar in dead cap before, still nice to be past it. Advantage of a young team and all those one-year contracts is shouldn’t be too much more of it, least for a while.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Suh was still dead cap in 2019. We finally got past all of those big contracts we moved on from.

  151. Phindog says:

    SBJ… Every time I read a post from a shortbus riding helmet wearing window licking calf diddler, My IQ drops 75%

  152. Tim Knight says:

    David needs to get past his TDS and move on.

  153. bailbondmike says:

    Battling anonymous leaks
    ————————
    Damn, y’all sure are judge and jury before anything is proven when it comes to any republican.

    Then turn a blind eye when it comes to Biden and Tara Reade. This is a real person and not an anonymous source. She has been crying out only to be heard by deaf ears on the left. “The trauma I experienced by Biden was very real. The fact he is calling for another official’s (Cuomo) investigation and possible criminal sanctions for similar charges is showing the height of arrogance about never being accountable for his own.”

    I guess if we went by David’s logic, Biden should be impeached NOW!
    —————————–
    If this comes out to be true, the man needs to go down!

    There are also allegations out there that this is an attempt at extortion and drummed up to blemish his career as he was on the rise in the rep party. That is also being investigated.

    Sure LOOKS like there may be dirt there but nothing has been proven. We don’t even know who these “sources” are.
    —————
    We better jump the gun and remove him from office though. Maybe if he didn’t look like some perverted preacher you have seen on the news before ya’ll wouldn’t be so quick to terminate him and let there be an investigation.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Politics is a team sport now. My team good, your team bad regardless of what’s going on. It’s pretty pathetic.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Good way to put it. So, in that case, the way I view it is the republicans are the Dolphins and the democrats are a team with a roster made up of Pats, Jets, and Bills with Adam Gase as Joe Biden (see Taco video) and the evil genius is Nancy Pelosi. It all makes sense to me now. lol

    • stangerx says:

      BBM — could not agree more, except the Tara Reade stuff was real kooky…. which is why it went away.

      When you say “y’all” though you are just talking to David. Even our liberal Pig said not enough now.

      • steveccnv says:

        That’s not why it went away

      • stangerx says:

        It’s why it did in my mind….. read a bunch of articles. Do you know why it did? The amassed media including from the right was focused on it.

  154. steveccnv says:

    My only hangup on Najee at 18 is, was he really that good or as I see on tape was it that OL.

    He’s a jack of all trades, but does he master anything?

  155. bailbondmike says:

    This is an interesting article. Not so much as being about fields but evaluating QB’s in regard to reading the defense and going through progressions. Mac Jones went through his progressions the least of any of the top 10 QB’s and Fields the most. This does does not mean one thing or another as there are so many other factors involved. It was the only football news I found worthy of you all. 😉

    https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/justin-fields-progressions-first-read-analysis

  156. stangerx says:

    How funny — we are talking about Matt Gaetz and he sends me an e-mail. Am sure cause give to other Republican candidates., but never got from him before.
    —————————-
    Friend,

    Here we go again…just another media hoax. Do you remember the fake Russia Hoax? Their attempt to frame General Flynn? I do… and now they are coming for me.

    They have smeared my name while creating another partisan witch hunt, all because I dared to stand up to them.

    Even President Trump is fighting back:

    I will not back down from the Fake News hacks that want to destroy me and America-First patriots like you. I am more determined than ever to shut down this HOAX, and I am glad to have President Trump on my side.

    The D.C. Swamp protects its own, and their media puppets are going all-out with fake, salacious stories to try to take me down. These are the actions of a corrupt Establishment that is seeking to take out Trump supporters…BUT I WON’T BACK DOWN.

    You can help President Trump and I fight back against the fake news media RIGHT NOW!

  157. Tim Knight says:

    This blog is becoming littered with a lot of nonsense.

    Mike E, despite all your efforts to write Dolphins related articles, I don’t know why you even bother anymore. Just put up a new article from time to time that simply says “Whatever!”.

    • Mike E. says:

      The political stuff can definitely take over the blog at times which is unfortunate but I’ve been guilty of that myself, so I can’t really complain. This is what we are I guess. We can’t even agree on what to do with the team we all root for so it’s no surprise we can’t see eye to eye on other things in life. Guess the best way to handle is just ignore the politics if you can and try to steer the convo back to football. I wish I had more time to go on here but I can’t do it at work at all, no time and no access to a computer. When I get home I don’t have much time either. In the morning before work is my best opportunity, and my days off of course. Was really hoping to sit down and catch a Met game and of course it got rained out. Sucks!

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh yeah I get all of that. I’ve tried to turn it to football recently and it basically gets lost. You may or may not have noticed, but when the topics get so self absorbed about what people are concerned about in the world, you don’t see me here because it’s worse than watching the news. I’ll log on and say nope, not today.

        I’m not telling anyone what to talk about or anything like that, just sharing my self absorbed feeling that it’s a drag. I can do this on FB with people I know who can’t talk about cooking a steak without injecting politics into it. LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      I said we should do that 10 years ago Tim.

      The original board on the SS around 2000 (I believe I’m the only one left, FFR, Myth99, and Phinmanski posted there) was just a place to post with no article, then they changed it to have different threads, then to the format we all hooked up on

  158. David Collins says:

    Mike, among all the unpleasant talk, i did put in a kudos to You, You are on it, thanks!

    this from fansided,,

    We know who is going to Jacksonville, have a pretty darn good idea of who is going to the Jets, and we know that the 49’ers are drafting a quarterback as well. What we don’t know is what Atlanta and Cincinnati are going to do.

    Rumors have been running now for a week or so about the Falcons wanting to move out of the four spot. No one is talking about the Bengals trying to move out of five and with good reason. The Bengals are not taking a QB and more than likely want either Ja’Marr Chase or Penei Sewell, maybe Kyle Pitts. The same trio that Miami presumably is interested in.

    But Atlanta. The Falcons could trade out, they could draft a quarterback, or they could take Pitts. The Dolphins could find themselves moving again depending on what the Falcons do. If they take Pitts, I would venture to guess that the Dolphins will be more willing to move down from six. Quarterback needs for many teams may see the Dolphins reap a bounty of selections depending on how far down they drop.

  159. David Collins says:

    i was thinking the same thing, if We cant get Pitts, be open to trade down offers, no one besides Pitts is MUST HAVE imo, there are alot of middle first round talents that can help this team

  160. Mike E. says:

    There’s nothing wrong with the format here Steve. I don’t mind writing the articles and I completely understand that the majority of the comments will end up having nothing to do with the spirit of the article. This is what life is in 2021, with such a heated political climate. This is and always was just another form of social media, and although it’s a football blog, life dictates that these things will get discussed because it’s become a lot like 2 sides have formed and lines have been drawn in the sand.

    • stangerx says:

      This place is like your favorite bar where you know the regulars. You sit down and talk. Always comes back to the Phins though.

    • steveccnv says:

      I never said there was, it was just a suggestion to take a load off. At the time people were asking everyone to take a turn writing articles, so I made the suggestion to go articless, if you want to write articles please continue to do so, if you don’t we’ll all understand and carry on as we are now

  161. The Flying Pig says:

    Im pretty sure M13 has mentioned this guy. If we are looking for a pass rushing specialist, here he is

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s overrated, no quick twitch

    • Tim Knight says:

      You mention prospects and someone always says yeah but he sucks at this or that. Everyone wants the perfect prospect. Sometimes you draft a guy to play a major role in what you want to do. This guy is here to rush off the edge. This guy is here because he can break a big play at anytime and score a TD. They’re not always great at everything.

      I’m pretty sure most of us fans believe we need more speed to attack the backfield on defense, and to attack defenses vertically. Being able to get 1-2 yards in the run game when we need to would be nice too. That’s what will make us a top contender.

  162. David Collins says:

    Broncos pick at 9, they actually were interested in Darnold, they must be desperate for QB, lol

    the Fins could trade with Denver to 9, and still get a top ten talent in the draft, and likely pick up another first rounder next year, and additional mid round pick or two this year

    • Tim Knight says:

      No don’t trade down with Denver, we want them to trade up before us with ATL and take the 4th QB. 🙂

  163. The Flying Pig says:

  164. David Collins says:

    i was thinking Phillips might slide to late in the first round because of his injury history, not sure we should pass on Paye or Rousseau at 18 if they are on the board

  165. The Flying Pig says:

    6: R1 P6 WR Ja’Marr Chase – LSU
    18: R1 P18 LB Micah Parsons – Penn State
    36: R2 P4 RB Najee Harris – Alabama
    50: R2 P18 LB Jabril Cox – LSU
    81: R3 P17 DL Marlon Tuipulotu – USC
    156: R5 P12 C Michal Menet – Penn State
    231: R7 P3 S Mark Webb – Georgia
    258: R7 P30 G Tristen Hoge – BYU

  166. Mike E. says:

    Agree with Tim, we went back to 6 to have the flexibility of getting one of possibly 3 players. We could have either stayed put at #3, or #12 if that weren’t the case. I don’t think we’re locked in on any one player

  167. David Collins says:

    if Miami gets Pitts at 6, I would be open to Najee Harris for 18, that would round out the playmakers needed for the offense

  168. David Collins says:

    its possible Falcons take Pitts, and Bengals take Chase, what to do then? Sewell or trade down?

  169. David Collins says:

    Chris Grier and Co-offensive coordinator George Godsey in deep conversation with LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

    https://www.thephinsider.com/2021/4/11/22378590/2021-nfl-draft-caption-this-chris-grier-george-godsey-meet-jamarr-chase-lsus-pro-day-miami-dolphins

  170. Mike E. says:

    NFL.com Lance Zierlein compares Ja’Marr Chase to Torry Holt. I’ll take Torry Holt’s career here for Miami for the next 10 years!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t agree. Tory Holt was a speedster. I think Chase is more of a possession guy who can make big plays because he’s a smooth route runner who gets open and can be physical and high point the ball.

      • Mike E. says:

        Torry Holt ran a 4.4 40 at his combine. Chase ran a 4.39. They are the same size and weight, and both run well after the catch. I think Holt may have been more of a finesse guy than Chase is but I expect that Chase will have a nice YPR average like Holt when all is said and done.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I don’t see the same speed. Chase is a pro day 4.39 guy. It’s like saying every pitcher in baseball today throws it like Nolan Ryan. It’s BS.

  171. David Collins says:

    When looking at the tape, David Carr of The NFL Network compares Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa favorably to San Francisco 49ers legend Steve Young.

    “When you look at the film, you see similarities, and you see why people get excited and why the Miami Dolphins are excited,” Carr said. “He looks like Steve Young. I mean, that’s the guy he is going to turn into. It’s just going to take a little time.
    https://fansided.com/2021/04/10/dolphins-david-carr-steve-young-tua-tagovailoa/

    • David Collins says:

      of course, it took Young several years before he really started looking great, hopefully Tua catches on faster

      • steveccnv says:

        They may look the same, but they don’t have the same traits. Young, big arm, 6’2″, wild man running the ball, not the quickest release, never felt he read a D above avg…

        They’re both left handed that’s it

  172. Mike E. says:

    Something else to consider. Sewell is Samoan, like Tua. Also, having Sewell and Jackson as bookends would undoubtedly be the youngest tackle tandem in the NFL at 21 (Jackson) and 20 (Sewell).

    • David Collins says:

      good point, a young offensive line, that could have at least 3 years working together on their rookie contracts

      • David Collins says:

        also likely the Dolphins select a Center also, so that would make our OL very young

  173. Tim Knight says:

    Isn’t it funny how having lots of high draft picks is now a negative of being too young. It never ends. LOL

  174. Tim Knight says:

    We stay at #6 with what we know and how the top 3 will probably go, who do you think the Dolphins pick?

    • steveccnv says:

      Pitts, Denver takes a QB at 4, and Cincinnati takes Sewell.

      I think Pitts going 4 and Chase going 5 is smokescreen

      • Tim Knight says:

        I agree, Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Jones and Lance are in the mix. Teams can’t ignore QBs if they feel they need one.

  175. Rockphin says:

    Team Picks
    6: R1 P6 TE Kyle Pitts – Florida
    18: R1 P18 LB Micah Parsons – Penn State
    36: R2 P4 LB Zaven Collins – Tulsa
    50: R2 P18 RB Javonte Williams – North Carolina
    89: R3 P25 C Josh Myers – Ohio State
    110: R4 P5 WR Tylan Wallace – Oklahoma State
    156: R5 P12 DL Khyiris Tonga – BYU
    231: R7 P3 EDGE Hamilcar Rashed Jr. – Oregon State
    258: R7 P30 G Jack Anderson – Texas Tech

    Take that mocksters

  176. Mike E. says:

    Who’s this edge guy Cameltoe Rashed?

    • Rockphin says:

      6’3″ 254LB

      Hamilcar Rashed Jr. aligns as an EDGE defender for the Beavers defense. He demonstrates good athleticism in his ability to play on his feet and also to rush off the edge. His mobility and flexibility afford him the versatility to be used all over the defensive front. He demonstrates his explosion as a chase player on the backside of run plays and he plays the game with a relentless motor. He is raw as a pass rusher and needs to refine his overall technique and hand usage. This will only maximize his natural athleticism and make him more effective regardless of the opponent.

      Ideal Role: Sub-package edge rusher who could develop into an NFL starter for some teams with time and pro coaching.

      Scheme Fit: Odd front defensive scheme with hybrid principles in sub-package situations.

  177. Tim Knight says:

    Don’t sleep on Kwity Paye. He’s high on a lot of draft boards. Not at #6, but a 1st round pick.

    I know some here have said no thanks, but why?

    • David Collins says:

      i think he would be fine at 18, but only one way to find out, lol

    • steveccnv says:

      He sucks, he’s slow twitch, he’s not even on the Seiler level. I like Seiler a lot, but he wouldn’t go in the 1st 2 rounds

      • Tim Knight says:

        But he’s in the mid 1st round everywhere you look. What’s up scout Steve? 😉

      • steveccnv says:

        He’s not for us, we already have 6 vets on the DL, yet every mock I remember here we pick a DL, Wilkins, Seiler, Jenkins, Ogbah, Butler and Davis. We also have Strowbridge and Benito Jones.

        We’ll only keep 6 or 7 DL, we already have that.

        Paye plays with his hand in the dirt, we need an OLB, that can get quick pressure on the QB, he’s not that.

        You could say we need a downlineman, that can get pressure quickly, but Phillips is the only one in this draft that is an upgrade and he’s a walking CTE

  178. Rockphin says:

    LOL Tim I can’t help it
    Trades are like Crack for me. Worse because I like Trades.

  179. The Flying Pig says:

    He played over 60% of his snaps fro the slot
    So he’s pretty versatile and is the kind of war we should look at later if we take Pitts and not a WR at 6

  180. David Collins says:

    if Falcons take Trey Lance, then that means that Kyle Pitts is likely on the board at 6

  181. The Flying Pig says:

    Here is a interesting day 3 prospect.

    If you draft him you are thinking slot and gadget plays
    I know we brought in a couple of guys last year but I was underwhelmed

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