Dolphins news, roster moves

After drafting Safety Jevon Holland with the 36th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, that may have just sealed Bobby McCain’s fate as a Miami Dolphins player. Good Ole Bobby McCain spent the last 6 years with the Dolphins as a defensive back playing CB outside, quite a bit inside in the slot, and both safety spots, FS and SS. I always liked Bobby McCain but he doesn’t fir the Flores prototype, at 5’11, which I believe may be generous. I always defended him here, he played with a bad shoulder and always gave his all, so I appreciate what he did on the field for our team, even it wasn’t always top notch play.

After releasing Bobby McCain, Brian Flores plucked another familiar face off the FA scrapheap in former Patriots S Jason McCourty. McCourty will be 34 years old at the start of the 2021 season, so I’m not sure how much playing time he will get, but he’s a consummate professional who knows how to play the game, and his position. Jevon Holland can learn much from his professionalism and pick his brain so to speak. McCourty is a 12 year veteran who played 8 years with the Tennessee Titans who drafted him in the 6th RD of the 2009 Draft. He then played 1 season with the Cleveland Browns and the last 3 with the New England Patriots.

If you’re interested, here’s a partial listing of running backs available . . .

Todd Gurley

Kerryon Johnson

Rex Burkhead

Le’Veon Bell

T.J. Yeldon

D’Onta Foreman

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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  1. Rockphin says:

    Wait, what!? Tim Tebow is coming back to play in the NFL? Hasn’t played a down in the NFL since 2012 and he gets a contract from Urban Lyar? WTF?!

    • D says:

      He worked out for them, not like he walked in and said gimme a contract and they just gave it to him. They guy is as fit as he ever was, and if he is a tenth the athlete he use to be, he is better than most players signing for what he will be. This isn’t a big contract with tons of guarantees, its a league minimum non-guaranteed, what’s the risk?

      • stangerx says:

        He’s also 33. Seems a promotion for both him and the team . He exploded attendance in some minor league baseball at one point.

      • Rockphin says:

        You must be a fan. He is 33 YO and played TE for one (half) a season. There are much better TE Sitting at home waiting on a call. He got this shot because of Urban Lyar, no other reason. I never understood the Tebow love. He sucked as an NFL QB

      • D says:

        Maybe, but he may still be a viable player too. You could also look at it as 33 with a lot less tread on the tires. I wouldn’t bet against him that’s for sure.

  2. Rockphin says:

    PAGE TURN!

  3. Marinofan13 says:

    David Collins says:
    May 10, 2021 at 8:32 am
    Hunter Long LED the entire nation in catches.
    Hunter came in second in total yards
    that was enough to get the FIns attention, and they drafted him

    ill take a wild guess that the ones not impressed, are not a threat to Griers career either, lol

    but for the ones that would have been impressed with the last place TE in the nation, he is likely still available,
    but nobody knows his name, they arent very impressed with the last place guy for some strange reason, i guess the Dolphins are stuck with the nations leader, arghhhh thats awful?!
    ———————-
    Stats don’t mean much in the college game, David. I could rattle off the all-time leaders in college stats, and many wouldn’t even know their names or what college they attended. There is this thing called <b<game tape, and it Trumps everything else.

    But speaking of stats, here’s a fun little fact: in the weak-ass ACC, Hunter Long only ever went over 100 yards receiving ONCE in 26 games. What’s more, he’s never scored more than 1 TD in a game, over 26 games.

    Long hasn’t the speed, the leaping ability, the hands, nor the skills of Mike Gesicki… and it’s not even close, to be honest.

    Gesicki was the 1st TE off the board (R2P10) in the 2018 Draft.
    Long was the 3rd TE off the board (R3P17) in the 2021 Draft.

    That’s why I said Durham Smythe (or possibly Adam Shaheen) might be in trouble, but certainly not Gesicki. And I’m STILL not impressed by Hunter Long in the 3rd round, as we failed to land a Center or a RB on Day 2 of the Draft.

  4. D says:

    For 2020 it was:
    Niners – 3.8……..6-10
    Minny – 3.7……..7-9
    Lions – 3.6…….5-11
    Saints – 3.4……..12-4
    Jets – 3.4……..2-14

  5. D says:

    Rockphin says:
    May 10, 2021 at 4:21 pm
    You must be a fan. He is 33 YO and played TE for one (half) a season. There are much better TE Sitting at home waiting on a call. He got this shot because of Urban Lyar, no other reason. I never understood the Tebow love. He sucked as an NFL QB
    ————————————————-
    You are obviously a hater too. Its ok that’s kind of how it goes, ya either love the guy or hate him, but i dont think you can count him out as a publicity stunt until you have seen him play. If they worked him out and gave him a contract and he looks awful, then you can call it like that, but i don’t see how you can when you haven’t seen anything of him on the field. Maybe he has been training at the position while he has been away. Im not saying that i know he is going to tear it up out there, but i certainly don’t see why people are quick to poop on it…

    • Rockphin says:

      I don’t hate Tim Tebow. I just always thought he was going to be a bust in the NFL. Turns out I was right before….

      Let’s see now. Hasn’t played the position. Has been out of the league 9 years. Went out for ONE pass as a TE in the NFL and dropped it.

      Yep, you are right of course. There is no way I can predict the future based upon the past. It must just be me being a hater. LOL

  6. Rockphin says:

    Nice stat MF13. Kyle pitts only went over 100 yards 4 times in 24 games.
    You know how many times Gesicki did it?
    ZERO
    The most yards in a game he ever had in college was 89 yards. (in 45 games)

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Thus, the TAPE is what reigns supreme. That’s why I told David that stats don’t matter much in college football.

  7. stangerx says:

    OD and I went to the stadium to watch the Phins take on the Broncos when Tebow was their QB. It was surreal. At the bottom of the ramp as we walked up was a band playing Florida fight songs (in colors). Stadium was half filled with people in Tebow jerseys. Some Broncos and some Florida.

    Phins lost in OT after a big Tebow comeback….. so the Tebow folks were happy. But man does that guy have a cult following.

    Looked up and that was in 2011….. does time ever fly.

  8. Rockphin says:

    Now to be clear MF13, I am not advocating for Gesicki to be replaced with Long or saying that Long will be a better deep threat then Gesicki. He is a Dolphin now so he will get my support.

  9. Rockphin says:

    Who will be the better TE this season (any measure you want to use, except maybe jersey sales) Tim Tebow or Hunter Long?

    My bet is Long

    $100.00 any takers?

  10. Marinofan13 says:

    Game tape > interviews > level of competition faced (esp Bowl games, Senior Bowl week, and individual match-ups) > Combine/ProDays > stats

    This is how I evaluate. Unfortunately, we aren’t privy to most interviews.

  11. Ken says:

    Tebow at TE meh. He is a specialty gimmick player only at this point. It’s not to say he won’t catch a few passes or create some mismatches especially in goal line situations but that is about his worth. Earlier in his career he should have gone to the CFL and played QB that is where his game is/was best suited for

    • stangerx says:

      Only reason we are talking about Tebow now is cause he is Tebow. Even if he makes the team how many TEs are better?

  12. Marinofan13 says:

    I’m very happy for Tim Tebow. No, I don’t think he’s going to amount to much in Jacksonville, but he sure as heck is going to pack the stands. It’s all about the $$$ with Khan.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Not to mention, it’s all about the $$$ with all of these billionaire owners. But Tebow back in Florida WILL sell.

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim Tebow coming back to the league at 33 years old is kind of ridiculous

    If he would have come to the league and played FB and TE after UF, that would have been believable but still a bit of a transition

    But singing a 33 year old who has to learn the position is kind of gimmicky for my taste

    I wouldn’t be happy about it if I was a Jaguars fan and this was the way my team pursued building a contender

    That team is already on track to wasting Trevor Lawrence’s talent

    • D says:

      There is literally nothing for them to lose there. He’s not getting a huge contract, he isnt getting guarantees, he is getting a chance to come in and prove himself. How many players have we had the same reaction to. We wouldn’t have been happy if we signed them and paid big money or long term contracts to, but since it wasn’t, it was fine because it was a low to no risk At this point you have to ask yourself why are you opposed to it, i mean even if your a Jacksonville Jag, where is the downside?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        If there’s nothing to lose – sign me or any shmuck. We don’t need guarantees or a huge contract either….lol

        Singing a guy that’s been out of football for more than a decade isnt serious football

        They are going to enter camp wit 80-90 players who need to make an impression to make the final 53. At a minimum, he is taking away an opportunity from some one who has a chance to compete for that final 53 or make an impression

        Tebow wasn’t in college last year
        he wasn’t in Canadian football last year.
        He was on tv.

        There’s plenty of athletes with potential than him to make a roster

        This is just a ratings gimmick

        The downside of a team using their football operations for marketing rather than making their team better on the field are obvious. Remember the orange carpet here in Miami. It’s just silly stuff that’s not about football.

    • 13kvFINS says:

      At least we play them in Jacksonville

      & ROSS cant proclaim a Dolphin home game as

      TIM TEBOW DAY 😉

  14. 13kvFINS says:

    Still Kick’n Ehhh All

    Hope All been good !!!

    Pretty cool, was thinking bout the schedule and with our usual 8 homes games and the 17th game addition being a home game, and with 1 road game at Jacksonville & 1 at Tamba Bay

    ELEVEN of Miami’s 17 games will be in FLORIDA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Means we only leave Florida for NYJ, BUFF, NE, TENN, NO, & VEGAS 😁😁😁😁😁😁!!!

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    GOFINS!!!

  15. Marinofan13 says:

    • Marinofan13 says:

      “The Dolphins continued to boost Tua Tagovailoa’s supporting cast on Day 2 with the selection of Long, who can team with Mike Gesicki to give the offense a pair of seam stretchers.”

      Umm… Hunter Long is NOT a seam-stretcher. And that’s why I graded our Phins’ Draft class as a B+, instead of the A- given above.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Hunter Long runs a 4.71, whereas Mike Gesicki runs a 4.54. I’m sorry, but that’s night vs day!

      • Ken says:

        Long can’t block like Smythe. It’s Shaheen that should be worried

  16. Marinofan13 says:

    One last post on this entirely ridiculous Gesicki vs Long comparison (SMH)…

    MG: 4.47 40-low, 22 BP reps, 41.5″ VJ, 4.10 Shuttle, 6.76 3-Cone
    HL: 4.65 40-low, N/A BP reps, 32.5″ VJ, 4.42 Shuttle, 7.41 3-Cone

    Hunter Long will have to buy Mike Gesicki lunch… FOREVER. It’s Durham Smythe who needs to watch his back.

  17. Marinofan13 says:

    Ken says:
    May 10, 2021 at 9:02 pm
    Long can’t block like Smythe. It’s Shaheen that should be worried
    ————
    I can’t disagree with ya on that, Ken. So was it worth drafting Hunter Long in the 3rd round, when we had a major need at Center and RB?

  18. The Flying Pig says:

    Long is a pretty good receiver. I don’t think he’s in Gesicki’s category but he has potential to be productive in this offense

    I just think the team wants a bunch of Tight Ends….lol

  19. The Flying Pig says:

    What’s wrong with people

  20. ocalarob says:

    For Mike, please read carefully, there will be a test on this subject later on during the season.

    https://phinphanatic.com/2021/05/09/miami-dolphins-myles-gaskin-will-rb1-2021/

  21. ocalarob says:

    if you want to find out ways to have a winning team stats can be very useful and sometimes misleading, you use certain criteria to eliminate the misleading stats to reveal the truth of what makes a team better.
    some rogain needy corndogs around here prefer the blindfold instead.

    forest for the trees

  22. Mike E. says:

    It’s going to be weird seeing these guys with these crazy numbers. Not a fan of that.

  23. ocalarob says:

    i’m not too concerned about the qb situation and i really hope tua does well, i think this fo covered there asses getting brisett to fall back on just in case.

  24. ocalarob says:

    the big question for me is, can tua hit waddle or fuller deep, make a deep threat to open running lanes, his long game last year wasn’t very good and the only way to compliment the additions to this team will depend on that deep threat.

    • steveccnv says:

      Sometimes the combo of hitting a deep one once in a while and having fast receivers is enough to keep the D honest, that’s really all we need.

      Waddle and Fuller getting open deep earlier in the route could also help, so Tua doesn’t have to throw it too far.

      Cover 1, motion Waddle out wide, with Fuller on the other side, then run option.

      Many ways to soften the D

  25. steveccnv says:

    Tua doesn’t have the biggest arm, but he does have cajones unlike one RT, so he does know how to work the D

  26. sb7mvp says:

    Ken says:
    May 11, 2021 at 8:55 am
    I mean why use Prego?
    ____
    More than likely a sponsored post

  27. steveccnv says:

    The more I read about McCourtey, the more it sounds like he’ll be a good addition.

    His versatility is likely why Flores picked him up.

    We’ve talked about how are teams going to cover all of our receivers. I think our D can.

    McCourty has logged 137 regular-season stats in 166 games. He has 18 career interceptions, 106 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in his career. McCourty drew quick praise from Patriots coach Bill Belichick during his first season in New England.

    “He plays multiple spots on the defense, so he really has moved around more than any other player in our secondary over the 10 games we’ve played,” Belichick said, via USA Today. “But even at corner, he’s played inside, he’s played outside unlike really any other player we have. He played safety.

    He’s a smart guy, he’s a versatile player. He’s shown a lot of versatility considering he missed in the spring. From training camp on, he’s done a lot of good things for us. He’s been very dependable and tough and durable and played multiple positions for kind of the newest player in the secondary. … He’s had a lot of responsibility that kind of [Pat] Chung or [Devin] McCourty have had. At corner, he’s kind of taken the brunt of that”.

  28. sb7mvp says:

    More important to our success than our offensive players is the situation that we have at OC. Passing on a top running back in the draft with faith in our current roster won’t mean a whole lot if the tandem that they have running our offense don’t use our players better than they were last year. Rarely did we run the ball twice in a row and there weren’t many times where it was down and distance that dictated that. We just chose not to do so.
    Our game plans were often baffling and there were plenty of games where we didn’t change it until it was too late. You could tell Gailey was just going through the motions in most games and he really just seemed to brainfart during important situational times. I’m interested in seeing how this offense will operate and how the two guys are handling/dividing the duties, but more importantly, will it be successful? It’s not going to matter who we passed on and who we drafted if these guys aren’t going to be good at their jobs.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’d think having Co OCs would be the ultimate motivation.

      With 2 guys it means they won’t be pulling a Gailey and slacking off, they’ll be competing with each other week to week, not directly, but in the back of their mind how can they be comfortable?

  29. steveccnv says:

    We keep hearing Fins will only go as far as Tua takes them, but think we only go as far as the team takes Tua.

    Meaning Tua isn’t going to carry the team, but the team could carry him.

    Tua needs to be a glorified game manager, more than the game manager he was last year.

    Last year he was mostly a game manager, took the team on his back a few times, then just played not to lose.

    Isn’t the idea behind giving him Waddle, Fuller, Eichenberg, Long, Brown and Doaks to put him in a position to succeed (and to make sure he’s right for the job)?

    Our O was recently ranked 23rd. I mean gimme a break already, with the can Tua take the next step.

    He can be the same player he was last year and still get us to the playoffs, we know he can game manage most weeks with our D.

    To win in the playoffs he’ll need to have taken the next step.

    Don’t believe the negative hype, we’re loaded and ready for a playoff run

  30. New Age says:

    Steve, I agree that we should be far better just because it will be very hard to cover our speed. I really think the differences for Tua will be night and day. Healthier, more practice, and guys that can separate. He might be able to use the ‘it’s easier than I thought’ line again. I hope so.

    On the McCourty signing, I’m not a fan. He’s 34. It’s ridiculous to think he will be good at CB. You need the speed and agility of youth. I think he’ll be a solid safety but they brag about his versatility. I’ll be very surprised if he can handle slot receivers this year. He’s short snd light so he isn’t winning against TEs either. Maybe I’m proven wrong but he’s OLD for a DB ‘with versatility’. He’s fine for a smaller safety. It’s a young mans game.

    • steveccnv says:

      Good think we’ve also have Holland, Coleman, and Needham to play in the slot.

      Between these 4 and maybe Iggy, think we’ll be much better covering slot WRs

    • steveccnv says:

      Just based on new acquisitions on O Tua should be much better, add in fully healed and a full offseason no reason he can’t be closer to what he was in Bama, since he’ll have help

  31. New Age says:

    Good points Steve even tho I doubt Needham sticks.

    • stangerx says:

      If Needham doesn’t stick what does that say about Iggy? He started at slot over the rook.

    • steveccnv says:

      Don’t think he sticks either, at least that’s what I’m hoping, because it means the projected upgrades are actually seen or practicing as upgrades

  32. stangerx says:

    Vegas has our over/under at 9 wins, which is actually pretty good. But what I don’t get is why it didn’t change when the 17th game was announced. Opened at 9 and still there. Gotta figure the Giants game is good for say a projected .7 wins or something. Not like our draft didn’t offer immediate help.

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s not how gambling odds work.

      Some “expert” comes up with a number of wins for each team, with the goal being equal amount bet on each side.

      The line or odds change based on how much is bet on a side, if it gets too far out of whack, then they may adjust the games to win.

      We may be at 9 wins, but what is the line at 9? Over -200? Being a large minus number means more money bet on that side

      • stangerx says:

        Thanks. Was never sure about how the bet odds part of it worked before (even if get the you lay this you get that part). But even what you explained leaves me shiot out of luck. There is some metric to say that money odds of this or that mean a win more or a win less…… but that math is beyond me.

  33. steveccnv says:

    Probably not a lot of money bet on this yet

    Dolphins win totals
    9 wins (-122 over)/(+100 under)

    While the saga is far from over, the Dolphins at one point this offseason looked like they were going to land Deshaun Watson. However, they roll into 2021 with Tua Tagovailoa as their guy, putting a cap on the talented Dolphins’ projected win total.

  34. steveccnv says:

    It’s gambling and perception and not reality.

    These are moneyball types of people that set these odds.

    They use lots of statistics, history and surveys.

    They don’t care, if they’ve set you up for an easy win, just their bottom line, that’s where the Sharks come into play

    • stangerx says:

      They just want the money bet on each side even and get their 5%. So they are looking at how the bettors will bet rather than what happens on the field. But the bettors ain’t that stupid….. what Vegas puts out is at least closer than the talking head football guys do.

      • steveccnv says:

        Really? You should see some of these shit for brains people that roll through the sportsbooks, some can’t even follow the line path setup for them

  35. Rockphin says:

    \_/ \_/

    Here is to Mack Jones and Zach Wilson being NFL Busts!

  36. stangerx says:

    People are so F-ing stupid. Funny how everything that is too good to be true includes paying money for it first.
    ———————————–
    During the “SNL” telecast, viewers who searched for “Elon Musk SNL” on YouTube could see livestreams that seemed to be hosted by the NBC show but were actually run by scammers, the report said. The livestreams publicized links to unique websites that viewers could visit to receive dogecoin.

    A message on the broadcasts said: “Elon Musk has devoted 500,000,000 DOGE to be distributed to all DOGE holders. Anybody can get some, just visit the website.”

    Users were asked to transfer dogecoin to a blockchain address with the assurance that they would receive double the amount they sent. As of Sunday, the scammer addresses had received about 9.7 million dogecoin worth $5 million.

    • steveccnv says:

      But you don’t think sports bettors are stupid

      • stangerx says:

        I think the Vegas lines pretty solid. Maybe stupid on one side balances out stupid on the other. Or maybe the sharks correct when a discrepancy is there. Believe me have sat at enough blackjack tables to know people don’t always make smart betting moves.

  37. sb7mvp says:

    Wow. Tough to hear about Colt Brennan. I hope his family is holding up okay.

    • D says:

      Couldn’t determine from the article but it sounded like he may have had an addiction to a substance that eventually got the better of him. Really sad.

  38. steveccnv says:

    We had a phishing scheme come through our work and the communications (IT) guy that sat behind me says, did you see that email, that just came in?

    I said, I must’ve deleted it.

    He clicked on it, then his senses kicked in before he got the virus.

    I checked my deleted folder and said, we get these all the time, you can see them from a mile away they’re just phishing scams.

    He said, well I’m new I didn’t know.

    I said, you’ve you have a computer at home and just retired from your old job in IT of 30 years, what does being new here have to do with it?

    His partner on the communications team, employee of 25 years also clicked on it and got the virus.

    Yes, people are FN stupid

    • stangerx says:

      Not surprised they got caught by it….. am that they are your IT guys. Sure sounds like you set them straight though…. not surprised by that either. 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      Did you read the part about YAC?

    • steveccnv says:

      This was not a one-off on Long’s film. For every insane catch he makes, there is also a play where he fails to successfully attack the ball and instead lets it get into his chest. This is a pretty simple fix, and I’m definitely nit-picky, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

      This is what I saw too, when I watched game tape of him after we drafted him, and why I responded to David, that he didn’t have great hands

    • stangerx says:

      “Long very much embraced the nuanced strategy of holding on for dear life when in pass protection.” — that’s an interesting comment at least.

  39. steveccnv says:

    Long reminds me of Jason Witten, he’s not very athletic, but uses his frame well to fend off defenders in middle of field

  40. Marinofan13 says:

    Colt Brennan? NO…….. that’s very saddening to me on many levels. That kid once had the one of the brightest futures out there, but tragedy and circumstance derailed his NFL career… now this? Don’t know what he was addicted to, but now we know how he coped with losing all of his dreams… so sad, dammit.

    RIP, Colt Brennan *tears*
    #15 forever

  41. sb7mvp says:

    D,
    Yeah it sounds substance abuse related and also like there was some CTE involved, just reading between the lines, but can’t say for sure.

  42. Marinofan13 says:

    I posted a couple of videos here several years ago, tracking Colt Brennan’s comeback in one of the other leagues (XFL? Arena League?). After they performed a scan on his brain, he was told that one more hit to his head could possibly have life-altering consequences.

    The team cut him for that very reason, not wanting to be liable for Colt’s health. That’s when Colt finally hung it up. I don’t know if it ever deteriorated into CTE, but his brain was at severe risk.

  43. Marinofan13 says:

    Rough stretch for me, this last week and half. Lost my man and mentor Shock G last week, lost Colt Brennan today (y’all know how much I liked him with my connect to Hawaii and Davone), and I’ve been sick since Sunday.

    Took a COVID test today (that wasn’t fun) and I’ll get the results back in 24-48 hours. I’ve got all the symptoms but for loss of taste/smell and a fever. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll whoop it’s ass, one way or another.

    • stangerx says:

      That sucks M13. If helps any, the loss of taste and smell are the guaranteed symptoms. Hopefully is something else.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Thanks, Stanger. I’m hoping it’s just the standard flu and nothing more.

  44. New Age says:

    Honestly, the only times I see success is when they move far away to rehab and they don’t come back…or prison and they lack access(are to find). Good rehab really takes about 2 years but that’s an eternity for just about anyone and it’s hard to find long term facilities, especially after COVID. Five months can work but most people go back to old habits, friends, and problems.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I’d a friend who went to dozens of rehabs, stayed for the standard month, came back home, and just kept going back to the BS. Finally, he took the advice of several… don’t come back to where you keep picking it back up again.

      It’s been about 6 years and according to his mother, he’s doing great: he lives about 3 hours away from home. That makes me happy that he’s finally clean! Yet, I’ve not seen him in 6 years now… makes me sad.

      Bottom line being, you are quite correct, New Age.

  45. Tim Knight says:

    Sad to hear about Colt Brennan. Way too young. RIP

  46. Mike E. says:

    M – sorry about Colt Brennan. Godspeed on your recovery. Hope it’s not COVID-19. Feel better my man

  47. Ken says:

    Feel better M13. Without fever or loss of taste doesn’t sound like Covid. Cross your fingers

  48. Tim Knight says:

    Yeah M13, hope it’s not COVID and you’re on the mend soon.

  49. Tim Knight says:

    He has kind of a choppy running style similar to Ajayi. From what I’ve seen of him he seems to have a good feel for the game and displays very good hands. He always looks to move forward which is a trait I like in RBs as opposed to guys who dance around too much. He’s not overly quick or fast but he’s not slow.

    I think he has a good chance to make the team as the backup to Brown as the bigger back. The way it looks now and I know many of you are not happy with the RB position at this time, Gaskin and Ahmed are the quicker more elusive backs who actually run more physical than they probably get credit for, then Brown and Docks as the bigger more physical backs. Both are good in pass pro.

    The speed we added at WR with Fuller and Waddle should open up our offense and back off 8 in the box. Gesicki adds to that at TE and Parker has solid speed as well. This 11 Personnel with whoever at RB is a formidable group.

    The key is we need to block it and Tua makes the throws. The offense has the potential to get to another level this year.

    I’m still interested to see if Eichenberg or Jackson play RT. Both have been mostly LT but either could switch sides. Jackson is still very young and is the better athlete, Eichenberg enters the NFL with more college game experience than Jackson did, and is considered the better technician. It sounds like Kindley and Hunt will be the guards. There are 4 Centers on the roster with Skura and Deiter at the top. Davis and Fluker are quality game day backups at G/T.

  50. CavalierKong says:

    Good game going on in Milwaukee, Bookman.

    Steve, if the Avalanche win both their games, I believe they take the division on the tie breaker. I’m not sure if Id rather play them or your guys. Both teams at our lunch this year.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Sepak Takraw?

    • steveccnv says:

      Correct and that’s BS, the tie breaker was changed, it used to be reg/OT wins as the first tie breaker, now it’s just regulation wins.

      So a team that loses in OT or shootout benefits by getting the extra pt, then OT loses don’t count against them in the tie breaker.

      What numbnuts thought that was a great idea?

  51. CavalierKong says:

    So how does the runner starting on 2nd for extra innings work in regards to pitching stats? I assume if that run scores, it doesn’t increase the pitcher’s ERA.

    And is this just the way baseball works now or will they take that away next year? I hope they don’t keep it. It’s pretty stupid you can lose a game on just one single in an inning.

    • Mike E. says:

      I guess it will be considered like a reliever with inherited baserunners.

    • ocalarob says:

      probably done to prevent games from going into very high innings, i don’t think you can lose the game on a single hit, shouldn’t the home team get an at bat as well?

      • Mike E. says:

        Sure, the home team gets to bat but Kong’s point is you can lose a game on a single without giving up a walk or any other hits.

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s regular season, would you rather play an 18 ininning game and have your pen fucked up for the next several days?

  52. ocalarob says:

    film study eichenberg

  53. David Collins says:

    i always thought it would be cool to have a fest in NE

    lol first game of the season, go into the cheats cretin filled stadium , flying Dolphin colors and wearing miracle in Miami tshirts, lol

    • David Collins says:

      game schedules are due to come out today, hopefully Miami doesnt have to travel to Buffalo or NE, late in the season when its so cold

  54. David Collins says:

    last year was very rare , because the Dolphins didnt travel to their annual Baltimore away game as usual

    im hoping their isnt another Baltimore away game this year, and maybe once a century isnt too much to ask, the raven/buzzards need to come to Miami, it seems whack the Fins have to travel to Baltimore all the time

    • steveccnv says:

      SMH

      • steveccnv says:

        Home and away was determined when 2020 reg season ended.

        Home
        Buffalo Bills
        New England Patriots
        New York Jets
        Houston Texans
        Indianapolis Colts
        Atlanta Falcons
        Carolina Panthers
        Baltimore Ravens
        New York Giants
        Away
        Buffalo Bills
        Jacksonville Jaguars
        New England Patriots
        New Orleans Saints
        New York Jets
        Las Vegas Raiders
        Tampa Bay Buccaneers
        Tennessee Titans

  55. steveccnv says:

    Week 6 at Jags in London

    • steveccnv says:

      So look for our bye in week 7

    • David Collins says:

      i hate London games, and for some strange reason the NFL thinks Miami is next to London

      Miami has gone way too often, the other teams should shoulder some of that crap

      whens the last time vegas went to london, lol yea, send those bozos

  56. D says:

    Well @Patriots wont be a cold weather game at least so only 2 potential ones @buff and @nyj thats good.

    • D says:

      If the rumors of Bills in late October are true we might be slightly in front of the really intense cold there.

  57. David Collins says:

    the all electric ford f 150 pickem up truck is coming out this month, it will be their fastest version of the F150 ever made

    it also has the ability to be a generator to power your house in case of power failure

    thats huge for FL, its a summer ritual to lose power in hurricane season

    • D says:

      I bet the intention isnt to be a full house generator, maybe for some electric tools or something but those batteries wont hold up to a full house of power usage

      • David Collins says:

        that is not what Ford announced. try and keep up with technology

        it WILL power a house

      • D says:

        Ok David, i will. lol. You go an power that house with your truck and then call me when the battery is dead. Ill be waiting for your call about 15 minutes after you finally get it all going.

      • David Collins says:

        also the new models wont require hand cranks or horses , lol

        its 2021, even if your calendar says 1930,
        gas cars will be in the junkyards soon, then we wont have to listen to orob complain about 20 cents of gas, lol

      • D says:

        Ok so i “researched it” which is advice you should take, because its not the full electric that can act as a generator, it was a hybrid, which this makes sense since its using GAS to supply power when then gets converted to electricity. Electric only wouldn’t be able to supply electricity as it need what its producing so its a net loss scenario, meaning it would run out of juice and then stop supplying it.

  58. David Collins says:

    it will be a great day in America, when we can tell Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to shove their oil up the azz, we dont want or need it anymore!

    Uncle sam needs to wipe the foreign enemy jizz off his lips, and learn how to produce the nations power, instead of import it from horrible countries that would do the nation harm

  59. CavalierKong says:

    Steve, I’d absolutely like to see those 18+ inning games. Last night’s game against the Brewers was one of those great low scoring pitchers duels that becomes a battle of team wills as the innings start piling up. But now, suddenly in extra innings the format of the game changes and picking up runs is cheap. I prefer those long running games every so often.

    That’s baseball, and managing those resources is part of what makes it fun- knowing your team is screwed the next few days as you bring in tomorrows starter in inning 19 because you’re out of relievers, lol.

    I’m hoping this is still just a covid thing to keep games shorter, but is not the way baseball will operate next year forward.

    • CavalierKong says:

      One of the greatest switches in baseball is bringing in the infielder who pitched in high school to pitch in the 23rd inning because you have run through your entire bullpen. That’s the good stuff, lol.

    • steveccnv says:

      Might work for you as a fan, but sure the players don’t like 18 inning games, the season is long enough

      • CavalierKong says:

        I’d bet some players like it and some don’t, just like fans. Baseball players are often far more into tradition and keeping the game pure than players of other sports are.

      • CavalierKong says:

        As a matter a fact, I guarantee a lot of players hate the new rules. What often happens in those 18 inning games, is the regular players get the next day off, and a bunch of utility players get an opportunity to play the next game.

      • steveccnv says:

        Maybe in the 70s that was true, but young people in this country don’t give a shit about tradition, schools are responsible

      • CavalierKong says:

        Well, I would agree that some of the youngsters don’t appreciate tradition or the unwritten rules, but baseball players are funny with their traditions and superstitions, even a lot of today’s players. It’s woven into the fabric of the game.

  60. steveccnv says:

    Sept 12th at Cheats again

  61. steveccnv says:

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    55m
    Dolphins get 9 games at Hard Rock Stadium compared to 7 true road games. Scheduling gods smiling

    Give it a couple of hours Travie I’m sure they’ll make up for it, like having a road game on Thursday for the 20th straight season, and like last year we’ll be playing multiple teams coming off their bye

  62. steveccnv says:

    Field Yates
    @FieldYates
    ·
    1h
    A leftover note: if RB Kerryon Johnson had not been claimed by the Eagles, he would have become a Dolphin. Miami was the other team to put in a claim on him off of waivers.

    Miami has built some backfield depth and almost added more.

    I see Wingding is busy this morning

  63. CavalierKong says:

    Steve, are they releasing the schedule a little bit at a time? Why can I only see the Pets and the Jags games listed as our 1st two games?

  64. CavalierKong says:

    You’d think the NFL would want to see the Pets/Dolphins each getting their home field advantage. Doesn’t that make the games more interesting or is that just my own perception?

    Why have us play in NE in Sept and them play in Miami in Dec? Why not switch those games to the appropriate months? I bet Belicheat requests it be scheduled that way since his teams always lose in Miami in Sept.

  65. David Collins says:

    Fuel shortages have widened across the East Coast , as consumers continue to panic buy amid the fallout from a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline last week by Russians

    its a horrible idea to keep using oil, we send money to Russia for their oil, and still have a shortage, because Russia damaged our pipeline

    America is the NY jets of the oil playing field, other nations control and bully America into giving up their money and subjecting them to their will.

    the US needs to grow some, and stop being the worlds biggest idiots and wussies, or learn to speak russian for daddy putin

  66. David Collins says:

    several governors have declared states of emergency, and largely blamed the shortage on consumer panic buying, SMH

    thats the way it goes, the rich and infamous steal our money, send it overseas, and blame American citizens when it all goes wrong

    its time to get those governors out of office, and feel free to blame it on the citizens, lol

    • steveccnv says:

      You mean get the left and their cronies out of power.

      This is exactly what Trump ran on doing, and why he has such a large backing, but many on the left just listen to the bs that’s fed to them

  67. Marinofan13 says:

    Thanks for the well wishes, y’all. I’m starting to feel some better today… just waiting for a phone call to let me know positive or negative.

  68. Marinofan13 says:

    The Patsies* schedule leaked, and we allegedly host them the last week of the season.

    • Marinofan13 says:

    • David Collins says:

      how does an NFL schedule get leaked? the NFL is supposedly going to release the schedules tonight?

      do You think teams already have their schedules?

      it all seems very weird that some people would know the schedules, just asking if You know the details on it

      • Marinofan13 says:

        I’m sure teams already have the schedule, and somebody chose to leak the Patsies*. I think the NFL is trying to make it some kind of ‘drummed-up’ event with the schedule release, and somebody rained on it’s parade in the case of the Patsies*. I saw the alleged document/schedule, too. It would appear to be real.

  69. Marinofan13 says:

  70. David Collins says:

    lol this is nuts, the cheats are already selling tickets to their home opener against Miami, for $313.00, WOW thats pricey, BEFORE the schedules have been released
    https://www.espn.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/mia

  71. Marinofan13 says:

  72. David Collins says:

    october 31 game hosting the bucs? wow thats interesting

  73. Marinofan13 says:

  74. Marinofan13 says:

  75. Marinofan13 says:

    Just got my results back: I’m COVID NEGATIVE. I’ve just got a nasty flu going on, which still sucks. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, folks!

  76. Marinofan13 says:

  77. steveccnv says:

    Mando trying to confirm week 2 home opener vs Buffalo, so 1st 2 games same as last year

  78. CavalierKong says:

    So our season opener is a 1 o’clock game even though it’s east coast? That suuuucks. The Niners will almost certainly be a late game too, which means my buddy and I will miss our opening week tradition.

    • stangerx says:

      There’s always picture in picture.

      • CavalierKong says:

        I got a multiple tv set up, so I’m hoping he’ll be down for that.

      • CavalierKong says:

        He’s very particular though. There can’t be any distractions during the Niners games, and I am very boisterous during Dolphins games, lol, so he may decline.

      • stangerx says:

        Wonder how he will handle the distraction of you rooting for the Niners to lose. 🙂

      • CavalierKong says:

        LOL, we have a gentleman’s agreement about actively rooting against our teams, so he doesn’t have to deal with that even though we both know that is what I’ll be hoping for. 🙂

  79. stangerx says:

    Yeah — Phins ain’t exactly done on RBs.
    ———————————-
    Kerryon Johnson is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back was claimed off waivers from Detroit last week by the Eagles, but they weren’t the only team who tried to pick up Johnson.

    Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Miami Dolphins also placed a waiver claim on Johnson when the Lions parted ways with the fourth-year back. The Eagles had a higher waiver claim order based on the finish of the 2020 season.

  80. The Flying Pig says:

    Why are we getting the schedule piecemeal like we are building a couch from IKEA

    Just release the whole thing nfl!

  81. D says:

    Yeah i thought i had Covid a weekend before last, was sick all of last week, mostly just drainage, a really bad cough that made me lose my voice and sore throat that only lasted like a day or 2. i didn’t check daily but i don’t think i ever had a fever. Still working on getting my voice back, but not covid. Sad that every time you get sick these days the first thing you feel is fear its covid lol.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I hear ya, D. My biggest concern was my shortage of breathe, infection, and chest congestion. Still have all of the above, but I’m progressing.

  82. D says:

    CavalierKong says:
    May 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm
    So our season opener is a 1 o’clock game even though it’s east coast? That suuuucks. The Niners will almost certainly be a late game too, which means my buddy and I will miss our opening week tradition.
    —————————————————–
    According to that Patriots schedule our season opener is 3:25, or it could be if ya ditch that trash time zone your in.

    • steveccnv says:

      This time zone is awesome, you wake up and watch pregame or just get settled, next thing you know the games are on, and the prime time games are actually in prime time

      • CavalierKong says:

        I love that my football starts at 10AM and goes through 8:30. It’s perfect. I’d hate to be up at 11:00+ for the late game every Sunday.

    • CavalierKong says:

      4:25 for east coast.

      LOL @ belittling my time zone. Your bitter remark fills me with the desire to defend the honor and integrity of the P.S.T. The PST has a long and storied history of being the best time zone…pretty much ever, man. No other time zone has come close to distinguishing themselves in the same way. Other time zones wish they could be the PST.

      Viva la PST!!!

      • D says:

        EST is trash too. 🙂 CST is where its at, its why most your major cities are in this time zone, and well no one had to _pay_ people to move to the CST zone by hiding gold in their land so people would more there for a adult version of a Easter egg hunt.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Ohhh, you’re a CST’er, the time zone that no one knows exists except the people that live there (and not even all of them), that’s why the 3:25. I thought you were at least EST. Poor fella. 🙂

      • D says:

        I think your confusing us with MST. CST was the improvement made over EST. People were like man this thirteen colony shit is for the birds we need something better….boom CST. PST and MST were just labels so they could identify the tards that decided who left the best timezone ever for the worst. On the way a few of them decided they were indeed tards for doing this and stopped so they became half tards and for the lable MST.

  83. Marinofan13 says:

    This poster states this video was taken back in March, but Tua’s looking good here…

  84. steveccnv says:

    Lol at Kiper rating the jets draft saying, if Darnold was in this class he’d have him #2 overall

  85. steveccnv says:

    The London game is fine, since it’s a road game

  86. CavalierKong says:

    LOL @ D. Cheers, mate

    All time zone kidding aside, I’ve always found it odd that football start times seem to favor the west coast. Maybe my thinking is wrong, but it always seemed that logically it would be 10 and 1 for EST and 8 and 11 for PST.

    The start times have been consistent as far back as I remember, but I’m too young to know, was it the same in the 70’s or did the league ever mess around with the times?

    • CavalierKong says:

      I would assume the league just gets more viewers with these time slots.

    • CavalierKong says:

      My math was funny. I meant 11 and 2 EST

    • D says:

      i see us having the same advantage just we get to sleep in until noon.

      • CavalierKong says:

        I would go nuts waiting till noon or 1 for football to start. For me, every football Sunday is like a Christmas day. I’m usually up early in the 8 o’clock hour preparing food.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Of course we all get used to our routines. If our games started at 12 or 1, I’d obviously just have a different pregame ritual. Maybe I would shop that morning instead of the day before.

    • steveccnv says:

      Same times in 70s

  87. Marinofan13 says:

    Interesting feature here… skip to 5:12 for Jaylen Waddle. One of my good friends has a Slingshot… very fun ride and she loves it!

  88. David Collins says:

    congrats MF< for the negative on Your pregnancy test, lol

    that would have been bad, really bad, lol JK

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Yeah, but that was but ONE test. Problem is, I may have failed 11 other tests like Cromartie! JK/LOL

      • D says:

        The more…..uuuuuuh..impressive part is that he just didn’t fail 11 times with one woman, he failed 11 times with 10 women, which does seem to lead you to believe by deduction, the women were the the factor in the failures…..

        In Tally, you can go to to any of the HS football practices and yell “Hey Cromatrie” and half the team will turn around.

      • stangerx says:

        You at least have to figure that Moms 4-10 knew what they were signing up for.

      • David Collins says:

        that is false, he had 5 children with his wife

        if you dont like the guy, and i dont, it is still no need to put out incorrect info on him, and the football team comment was obviously not true either

        from wikipedia
        Cromartie married Terricka Cason, on July 2, 2010.[32] Cason gave birth to a daughter in April 2010[32] a son in early 2012,[33] twins in 2016, and in August 2017 a daughter.

        he also had 9 more kids with 8 other women, 14 children total

      • David Collins says:

        and BTW< you call children, failures? says alot about how you perceive children

      • stangerx says:

        David — he was talking about failures on pregnancy tests. Not the kids themselves. No reason to attack.

      • David Collins says:

        im not attacking D, i have no problem with him
        that was why i asked a question about his statement and how does he perceive children, if thats not the case, My apology is in order.
        if he meant no harm, was only innacurate, no big deal, but

        it was not correct info that was provided, so i provided the wiki entry on it to clear it up

      • D says:

        Started to reply, nothing attacking but even explaining seems a bit of a waste here.

    • stangerx says:

      David — what did you mean by “you call children, failures? says alot about how you perceive children”? Cause D did not mean kids.

      • David Collins says:

        i feel we are being redundant now, im not sure what else to say

      • stangerx says:

        Guess we’ll end it with no answer then. Life goes on.

      • David Collins says:

        we good D, if i interpreted that line incorrectly, im sorry for that interpretation,

        i apologized for My misinterpretation, but if You had provided correct information, it may have prevented this misunderstanding

      • David Collins says:

        what else do u want stanger? answer is there

      • stangerx says:

        Nothing else David. You’ve made me quite happy already. Appreciate it.

  89. The Flying Pig says:

    Check out this incredible modern house

    • David Collins says:

      it looks ok in the front, lol

      I cant believe they got a permit for that, lol maybe they got a permit for the entire house restoration, and its either not finished, or somebody screwed up

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I’m pretty sure permits are as foreign as consistency on that house

      • David Collins says:

        if they didnt pull a permit, they are in deep chit, lol the county will fine them daily for that atrocity

      • David Collins says:

        ill bet a dollar there is a very interesting story behind that house, lol
        too bad we only have the photo

        crazy stuff

  90. David Collins says:

    in little haiti and other impoverished sections of Miami, the houses are worth next to nothing, but the land is premium, because its some of the highest elevation in Miami dade county

    Miami Beach will be a fish attractor soon

  91. David Collins says:

    MF, lived in FL all my life, i dont need anyone to tell me the seas are rising, i can see it myself, as well as the other FL residents can too

    i fished sebastian inlet for 40 years, had my favorite rock picked out next to the water level
    i cant fish it anymore, the rock is underwater now

    there are many factors making the sea rise, along with ice melting, the gulf stream is also slowing down, and excess water has to go somewhere, it piles up on the beaches and breaches the dunes and sea walls, flooding out commercial and residential districts

  92. Tim Knight says:

    David, where my in-laws lived (they have both passed), every time we went there we saw tractors trying to push sand at the surf to slow it down. But we’re not stopping the ocean from eventually being right at the door step of the residential structures. I think LBI in NJ is going to have the same problem. Hurricane Sandy already changed the landscape.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Meant to say in Jupiter.

    • David Collins says:

      yes, FL is especially problematic because it sits on sand and silt, on top of porous limestone, at low elevations
      the cities and counties in FL are erecting higher sea walls and roads, but now FL has a thing called sunny day flooding,
      the saltwater leaches up through limerock, and up through drains , and floods out everything, even though there was no rain

      FL did not have this problem 20 years ago, and just like Sandy changed the landscape up north, Irma did the same down here
      FL is ground zero on sea level rise, we are screwed, lol

      Floridians better hang onto high elevation property, and dump the oceanfronts before they topple into the surf, seen some of that too

      • Tim Knight says:

        Humans think they can build anywhere because of the beauty. But when the oceans, wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes compromise it, people seem surprised.

  93. David Collins says:

    LBI is a barrier island, and FL has tons of those also that will be suffering from rising seas , higher tides, and stronger storms

    i had a condo in Melbourne beach that was flattened to the ground by Hurricane Francis, and it was about a half mile from the beach. it was mandatory evac, so we moved everything to orlando before the storm hit
    We had to rent a Uhaul truck, and pack everything we wanted to keep, in 8 hours, that sucked SMH

    but the entire barrier island went underwater for Francis, nobody was spared

    it pounded Brevard and indian river county beaches for 3 days before it moved on

    we came back to our home, and it was in millions of pieces, most of it in the retention pond, and the ground was solid pink from all the homes attic insulation

    • Tim Knight says:

      You know Jupiter Island where wealthy people live with the ocean on one side and the intracoastal and canal on the other side? That will be gone someday.

      • David Collins says:

        yes, i know that area, multi million dollar homes, and huge condos and hotels

  94. olddolphan says:

    YES!!!! WEEK #2, Bills at Dolphins!!!
    HEAT INDEX over 100 DEGREES
    BILLS COMING OFF ULTRA-Physical game
    vs. STEELERS!!

  95. son of a son of a shula says:

    Pitts in our house 10/24 see you there

  96. son of a son of a shula says:

    Colts come in 10/3
    Grudge game for Brissett

  97. Rhino says:

    Our opening slate of teams is also the toughest stretch of the season…
    at NE
    v Bills
    AT Las Vegas (west coast trip)
    v Indy
    at Tampa Bay

    THEN a trip to London (regardless how bad Jax might be) without a bye before or after …

    finish vs NE.

    one Thurs game, one monday night, no Sunday night. Feels like our division games were set in a template from last year and then they worked around that.

  98. steveccnv says:

    Oh well Herd at Raiders week 3

  99. son of a son of a shula says:

    Man the Saints game is right at Christmas and on Monday Night, that’s a drag

  100. son of a son of a shula says:

    At Bucs 10/10

  101. olddolphan says:

    WEEK#5 DOLPHINS VISIT TOM-BOY and the Succaneers!! And it’s less than 20 miles from my front door!! WHOOOPPPEEEE!!!!!

  102. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ravens in Miami 11/11

  103. Marinofan13 says:

    David,

    I said, “how long have we heard that Miami Beach will be under water?”. I was talking about what your people (kook-scientists like Al Gore, Bill Nye, and the like even before them) said it was going to be… in 1990, then 2000, then 2010(12), and even now in the 2020s.

    Is it underwater? Can somebody from Miami Beach tell me if it’s underwater yet? Is it even close?
    THAT’S what I’m talking about with “Chicken Little”… and under the guise of “real science”.

    Fortunately, you’re talking to a TRUE scientific mind in me, David. And I’m here to tell you that it was all GARBAGE they were selling to you.

    Now then, that does NOT mean we shouldn’t be fellow caretakers of this Earth (I’m one of the few who actually capitalizes the “E” in “Earth”). I’m ALL FOR responsible matters, such as recycling, limiting BIG BIZ from polluting our Earth with industrial waste, and for finding a new energy source (we’ve found it, problem is, BIG BIZ/OIL keeps killing these people off… I know).

    Just PLEASE don’t tell me the liberal line that Miami Beach will be under water in 1990… it didn’t happen then, it isn’t happening now, and it’s not going to happen for many, many centuries from now.

    We’re on the downside (meaning, we’re getting closer) to a new Ice Age, if ya didn’t know. It’s a cyclical matter (historical, for that matter), and man can’t stop what’s coming from the Sun, our natural and elliptical orbit around it, nor our own solar system having a yet observable orbit around the gravitational pulls within our own galaxy. It only gets DEEPER after that.

    You’ll become wiser once ya realize that American Democrats have made a total sham of science. And it’s VERY, very sad, my friend.

    • David Collins says:

      lolol yea ok, you are the one thats attacking science, not Me

      i live her bro, i can SEE the sea level rising, come down and live her for awhile and see for yourself if You doubt reality

      i never said Miami beach will be underwater in 1990, and dont care if anyone did or not

      but the sea is causing HUGE problems for Miami Beach, and MIllions of dollars are being spent to fight it with higher sea walls, pumps, etc

      i used to do water damage work in southeast FL, even did the Barry University library when computers were floating in sea water

      yea, i cant erase a lifetime of noticing sea level problemss, losing condos to storms, etc

      because someone in PA says its not happening

      i have to go with reality, politics pointed YOU wrong, water never lies, its either wet or dry, lol

      in water damage restoration, the money is made, when things are WET, lol

  104. olddolphan says:

    SONNY: Don’t use the Saints and “DRAG” in the same sentence.
    U know about New Orleans!!

  105. Marinofan13 says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 12, 2021 at 8:03 pm
    You know Jupiter Island where wealthy people live with the ocean on one side and the intracoastal and canal on the other side? That will be gone someday.
    ————–
    Ya know Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obama’s just spent $$$$$M on a new house? That will be gone, too, in a few years. LOL

    • Marinofan13 says:

      It’s funny when actions speak louder than words… they KNOW they are lying to the public!!!

    • olddolphan says:

      MF-13: And by then, the “O” in BUFFALO will STILL STAND for their Super Bowl wins!!!

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Let us hope so, my friend! In the meantime, it’s on US to stop the NEW BIlls from getting there!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Not really sure what that means. When you see this stuff with your own eyes it’s not politics, it’s nature on earth and humans play a big role in it. Not just thousands of politicians, but billions of people.

      Humans are suppose to be the stewards of the earth because we deem ourselves as the most intelligent species. But we always go too far with greed. It’s escalating on all fronts. We’re seeing it live everyday.

  106. son of a son of a shula says:

    10/3
    10/24
    11/7
    Look like the Festoptions
    11/11 is Thursday Night

  107. son of a son of a shula says:

    I thought we might get more prime time games
    Shut out on Sunday Night again

  108. herdfan says:

    Schedule didn’t really work out for me at all. ☹️

  109. David Collins says:

    MF< why You ignore science, is Your business, but

    why would You ignore stories of FL natives that are losing dry ground, homes, etc to sea level rise?

    why did my bass go away, and snapper show up behind my property, they were in on a conspiracy? they are just fish, lol
    we arent in on some conspiracy, this is everyday life in FL, and in southern Louisiana

    • Marinofan13 says:

      David, you’re missing the entire point, my dude!!! *doh*!!!

      • Marinofan13 says:

        And now I’m going to hear from many other blogger to just NOT engage you. That’s what I get for talking to you. You continue to miss the most obvious of points, and continue on whatever your mission is.

    • David Collins says:

      whats the point?, ill sit back and listen

      • David Collins says:

        attacking me for fishing, falsely claiming i have a mission, what else ya got

        i thought You had a point about sea level rise in there somewhere?

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Have you ever considered ‘over-fishing’ in the bays of the world? It’s a SERIOUS problem. How about you stop fishing for sport.

      • David Collins says:

        btw , i will fish anytime i want, anywhere i want, holding a FL fishing license means that noone in PA can tell You not to fish
        but what was your point on sea level rise?

    • David Collins says:

      the floor is yours to explain Your point, i have no mission

  110. Marinofan13 says:

    David Collins says:
    May 12, 2021 at 8:47 pm
    MF< why You ignore science, is Your business, but

    why would You ignore stories of FL natives that are losing dry ground, homes, etc to sea level rise?

    why did my bass go away, and snapper show up behind my property, they were in on a conspiracy? they are just fish, lol
    we arent in on some conspiracy, this is everyday life in FL, and in southern Louisiana
    ———————
    It's not your 'global warming' or 'climate change' conspiracy, it's OVER-FISHING.

    • David Collins says:

      thats what is making the sea level rise? LOLOLOL we need to find something else to talk about, this is insane IMO

      it doesnt work that way

      • Marinofan13 says:

        I’m talking about being responsible about our ecosystem, and as it pertained to your lack of bass. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      And I’m talking about the BIG BIZ factor of fishing. Tuna is becoming scarce, whales and dolphins are still being killing in your Far East for ‘medicinal purposes’ (same as the Bengal Tiger is being hunted to extinction), and the food chain is going bad as a result.

      Yeah, let’s blame it on ‘climate’… WTF!!!

      • steveccnv says:

        You can’t talk climate with him, it’s like you’re talking to al gore

      • David Collins says:

        everything You describe is true, man made those problems for sure

        but man is also destroying the environment, and contributing to climate change and sea level rise

        you said that man has ruined animals, and thats true, but man has also ruined much more, we are a resource hungry world, with little thought given to our grandchildren, and the flora and fauna

      • David Collins says:

        steve is another FL native that lost his home to sea level rise, listen to him, lololol

  111. steveccnv says:

    We play back to back games in weeks 7 and 8 against teams coming off of a bye Atl and Buff, then week 17 coming off of Monday Night we play AT Tenn coming off of a TNF game.

    Our games off of a bye and mini bye we play the jets both times.

    In our favor is 9 home games and 7 true road games.

    Schedule seems good except the 3 games against teams with extra rest.

    After week 8 we have Balt and Tenn, the rest are all fairly favorable

  112. David Collins says:

    we will have to agree to disagree MF

  113. Marinofan13 says:

    David, and before somebody says WTF!!! to you, Brah…

    Your lack of bass isn’t about climate change. We humans are over-hunting the fish population. It’s well documented, and it’s a problem not enough are talking about.

    • David Collins says:

      thats not it at all, i have had this property and KNOW about it, You know nothing of this property
      You dont know how much development has sucked this river dry, unfortunately i do
      You cant see the dock with the water levels, i can, come on over, lol

      also i KNOW the difference between saltwater and freshwater, and can identify the different fish species with no problem

      You cant identify the history of this property from another state IMO, You would actually need to be there

      • Marinofan13 says:

        I can’t disagree with you on that, David… nor am I trying to, sir. But tell me… when is Miami Beach going to be under water? And by how much water? And will you agree that Al Gore insanely lied to you to get your vote?

  114. Marinofan13 says:

    steveccnv says:
    May 12, 2021 at 9:08 pm
    You can’t talk climate with him, it’s like you’re talking to al gore
    ————–
    I know, man… but he’s still my bud.

    • David Collins says:

      ya know what,

      dont ask me to forget a lifetime of memories for your theories and we are good

      i would never ask You to do that

      next subject

      • Marinofan13 says:

        We’re good is right! Always alright to disagree!

      • David Collins says:

        im not going to argue with people that i know are good people, but dont live on my property, lol thats a good thing,
        im out

      • Marinofan13 says:

        You’re a good man, David. I will ALWAYS respect you as a friend. Just realize that it’s alright to disagree. Thank you for your prayers earlier to me, it meant something to me, man.

        1-LUV

      • David Collins says:

        i still love ya buddy, come on down and i wont fish while You are here, havent had time for fishing lately anyway, lol goodnite

  115. CavalierKong says:

    Another good pitcher’s duel in Milwaukee right now.

  116. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t know what to say other than David is right on water levels to areas below sea level. When you see it happen and change what are you suppose to do, say no I didn’t notice that? I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I’m not blaming anyone, but it’s happening. FACT!!!!

    M13, I think you tried to hook David on this issue and he tried to explain to you what he’s seen because he cares about it and lives it. You’re coming from a political angle when he’s talking about the nature of the planet regardless of what is causing it. It’s fuckin happening!!! FACT!!!!

  117. Marinofan13 says:

    I mean it, y’all… David is a good dude and has a heart of gold… I love that cat! Yes, we’ve spoken on the phone many times in the past. Just wish he’d understand that it’s alright to have a difference of opinion, that’s all.

    I respect you, David!

    • David Collins says:

      i do too buddy, i just dont think You have spent as much time in FL as i have and might not have learned the same things

      dont ask me what PA is like, lol never been there except I95 headed south

  118. Mike E. says:

    Shit, so hard for me to get on here lately. I’m thinking either the Falcons 10/14 or the Texans 11/7. I have to check with work to see which date is open and clear that. Do we have any favorite yet?

  119. Tim Knight says:

    M13, a difference of opinion is fine. But when people see changes in nature and talk about it from observing it, you need to listen. You know what it’s like to see rivers breach, right? It’s a real thing and has nothing to do with political views, but more about poor stewardship by humans in general.

    We humans are always looking for someone to blame when it’s most of us all of the time. Then the earth moves on its own as well. It’s a combination. The survival of all species on this planet has been a challenge going on since life thrived on earth. Humans just think we’re special. In many ways we are, but we still have to deal with the natural effects of our planet and the universe.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I’m 100% with ya, Brother… and I’m listening to David, too. But it all stemmed from Miami Beach will soon be under water. Where have I heard that song before? Heard it in the 80s, the sampled version in the 90s, the remix version in the 00s, the remastered version in the 10s, and now the ‘greatest hits’ version in the 20s.

      The ONLY POINT I was making was about Miami Beach being under water: FIFTY YEARS of lying, citing ‘science’. Scientifically speaking, there are too many so-called ‘scientists’ on the payroll of Democrats.

      I’m sorry, but that should be frightening to ALL… for politics should NEVER own science.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        “I have spoken”…

      • David Collins says:

        all i can say is visit Miami beach and see for yourself whats going on there , look at old photos, talk to people, etc, check out the new roads, sea walls, drains, pumps, street flooding at high tide, that will give You a clear picture of the changes.

        i wouldnt lie to you, i dont care that others did or not, i wont lie to U, i respect You more than that

  120. wyoming85 says:

    Let the water rise!
    It always drowns the rats!

  121. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t k ow if I’m going this year but falcons 10/24 makes a lot of sense
    We’ve never seen a falcons game before

    We saw Houston before and it was great. But I’m a fan of Octoberfesting

  122. The Flying Pig says:

    Fuck humans. I’m ready for the future

  123. wyoming85 says:

    New Orleans @ Christmas!

  124. Tim Knight says:

    We all live on this planet earth. Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi should not be our focus. We The People have the power to change that in the USA. Change it!!! But we don’t, just two examples of the problem.

    • David Collins says:

      all politicians of all parties are paid off by corporations , that are bent on exploiting the environment and the citizens for their mega profits and extravagant ceo pay

  125. David Collins says:

    MF,

    You do know that whats left of Miami Beach is still topless right? lol cmon down

  126. CavalierKong says:

    Week 14 bye week will be a unique experience for us. We’ve never had a bye week past the 11th week.

    Looking at the list, it’s 19 out of 31 times our bye week was the 6th week or earlier, smh. That’s nuts.

    https://www.si.com/nfl/dolphins/news/miami-dolphins-history-lesson-on-bye-weeks

    • CavalierKong says:

      I don’t know if anyone cares about this, but I usually find some amusement from knowing the numbers, lol.

      From 2000 thru 2015 the Dolphins had a bye in week 9 or later only 2 times. The pets had 7 in that same period.

  127. ocalarob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    May 12, 2021 at 8:15 pm
    At Bucs 10/10
    ________________________

    I’m in

  128. ocalarob says:

    Marinofan13 says:
    May 12, 2021 at 10:31 pm
    I’m 100% with ya, Brother… and I’m listening to David, too. But it all stemmed from Miami Beach will soon be under water. Where have I heard that song before?
    _____________________________________________________
    A King Tide is a higher-than-normal tide that typically lasts about 3 hours. King Tides occur annually and predictably; in September through November in Miami. King Tides may cause residents to experience “sunny day flooding” where a street or other areas will temporarily become flooded when it is not raining.
    _____________________________________________________________-

    Miami is loaded with coral rock, when i lived in east hollywood you would need a jack hammer to dig a hole, all that coral rock is very porous, when a king tide happens it would not have rained for days and the streets are flooded.
    this is because the tide is so high coming up through the porous rock.

    I never heard of that growing up in S FL, it would appear this is recent.

    i don’t know if there’s any truth to Miami going under water but this crap is scary

  129. Mike E. says:

    We had a Week 11 BYE last season, but of course COVID-19 changed it to Week 6. The Tua era thus began

  130. pheloniusphish says:

    I will be at every home game so it doesn’t matter to me which y’all pick.

    Regarding the conversation on rising seas, just picked up “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.” by Niall Ferguson. To quote Kierkegaard on life, “we are doomed to live it forwards and understand it backwards.”

  131. New Age says:

    Concerning climate, we aren’t serious enough and have political ‘conmen’ pushing bad data. If we were serious, something would be said or done about China and India adding lots of new pollution. We wouldn’t be focused on paper straws, which does fuck all on climate change, and we wouldn’t listen to people like AOC who says the would is doomed in 9 years? I forget how long since she’s so dumb.

    Natural gas is the best current energy option but we’re looking at electric cars….when they can’t keep electricity on in California and want to waste most of Biden’s ‘infrastructure’ bill on other things. We talk about solar, and ignore how poisonous and dangerous old panels are. We’re always looking for new, progressives ideas that still don’t work while trying to get rid of things that do. We ignore the data if it doesn’t say what we want to. We’re not serious about climate and won’t be until it’s too late…which isn’t in 10 years but might be by 2100ish. Let me ask my meteorologist, I mean the scientists.

    • David Collins says:

      good point, oil has never polluted , the bp oil spill and exon valdez was easy to clean up with some paper towels, solar and wind are hard to clean up

      ever try to clean up wind? yea , we cant

      its those dirty solar panels that dumped billions of gallons of oil pollution in the gulf, oil is the clean alternative that never pollutes, the technology of tommorow

      lol thats what im hearing, best leave science to those that can grasp it

      • New Age says:

        David, any time you want to have as data driven discussion about it, give me a reply. Let’s throw some facts down

  132. David Collins says:

    after watching some idiots put gas into plastic bags yesterday, im convinced that people have some kind of weird sexual fetish for gas,

    it s more addictive than cocaine, and people will lie cheat and steal to get it, and justify it by saying oil is clean and wind power pollutes

    thats small town life, surrounded by idiots

    • steveccnv says:

      People are impulsive, you know that from living in FL, everytime a hurricane is said to be headed FLs way bottled water and plywood are gone.

      After being stuck at home, do you really think people want to be stuck without gas?

      Necessities aren’t addictive, it’s called survival.

      Hell of a lot more idiots in big cities.

      No one thinks oil is clean, but people think wind power is 100% clean and effective

      • D says:

        The media incites panic too, and people are greedy by nature, they want to get their before someone else can come get it, and then they just decide well hell i might as well get theirs while im at it lol.

        BTW Plastics get broken down by gasoline, well most mixes of it, so its gonna be fun when that plastic shopping bag they used to collect the gasoline all of a sudden has a huge hole in it and all that precious gas is all over the ground.

  133. David Collins says:

    education isnt for poor people in small towns, they are forgotten, life and society leaves them behind
    they are good people, but life is crushing them.

    they drop out of school and go to work on the farms, until that changes, nothing changes

    Higher education should be available to ALL Americans

    • D says:

      I mean it is, higher education, but in some cases they have to quit to work and in some cases they quit just because its not necessary for the trajectory of their life. A lot of them don’t have asperation of a professional career and being a farmer or somebody’s mom, or working at a local repair shop, might be contentment for them. There are a ton of people who could care less about hustle and bustle, they like their lives slow and simple.

      • D says:

        There are grants and scholarships earmarked specifically for people in those situation to go to college. You could argue more need to be available, but many of them would not take advantage of them even if they had them. Your assuming people all want to go to college or see it necessary, and that’s not the case. Me personally id rather see more trade schools available because skilled workers are becoming a shortage after years of indoctrination that going to college for a professional career is the only way to make it.

      • David Collins says:

        yes, they may like that, but they also dont have the same opportunities as people in the larger towns, and they all complain about the lack of money

        they dont have access to universities, many dont have internet, and poverty rules their days

        many are or were trump supporters, hoping Trump would help them out a bit, life is very difficult for many
        i DO care about them, lol even if i despise Trump

        but no politician, not even their great white hope, has seriously ever tried to help them in my lifetime, they are still struggling as always

        i personally would like to see their children get the same education that the city folks got, get them internet service, and give everyone an equal shot at this thing called life

    • wyoming85 says:

      Your a fricken idiot!

  134. D says:

    wyoming85 says:
    May 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm
    New Orleans @ Christmas!
    ————————————————————–
    Haven’t been there for a Christmas. New Years, Mardi Gras a few times, i think i have even been there for the 4th, but i likely was very drunk because that memory is a bit hazy. Those are all pretty good holidays for a party city.

    • D says:

      I have been there for a bunch of parties that weren’t associated with major holidays too. You can pretty much close your eyes and point to a calendar and the date you touch will have something going on.

    • steveccnv says:

      I was there once for Christmas, the Superdome was still being built, but as a kid it’s not a good place to spend Christmas

      • D says:

        Lol, but your parents had a great time i bet lol.

      • steveccnv says:

        Actually they never drank, when I was growing up, so they didn’t do the French QTR party scene, we went through during the day.

        My dad is still alive, his Dr said, it’s because he didn’t smoke or drink much

  135. steveccnv says:

    Haven’t heard a lot of bitching about our schedule.

    Guess the 9 home games and 7 true road games helps, and the NFC/AFC South being somewhat on down times.

    Only 1 MNF game helps too with short weeks

    • D says:

      Schedule always comes down to the wintery cold games to me. If we can have a very limited number of those i feel good about our schedule. Competition drive you to be better so im not looking for a cupcake schedule but i have played in some icey cold games and if your not use to it, its a huge disadvantage.

  136. Ken says:

    10/24 vs Falcons looks feasible for me. I mean I have jury trials stacked up all fall thanks to Covid but only 2% of cases go to trial so I am thinking I will be alright

    • The Flying Pig says:

      How high was that number before covid?

      For me it was less than 10% even before COVID

      Covid dropped it to about 0%…lol

  137. D says:

    David i think the way to approach this issue is twofold. Provide them with affordable options close by, and by this I’m thinking community colleges and trade schools. This opens their options and give them affordable (in the case they cant get the grants and scholarships) and allows them to stage their future, ie determine if the investment in a full university and a 4 year professional degree are what they need to have the life they want. Im going to say though, having live in mostly rural setting my whole life, you’re not going to find it be more than maybe 60% participation, bet case scenario.

    The community college approach allows them to establish a 2 year degree and stage themselves for a 4 year if they decide to pursue it but also get them an attainable degree and something that makes them marketable to a better paying job. A trade skill school also provides a helluva opportunity. In fact i sometimes question my decision to go to a 4 year university, over trade school when i watch people my age and younger surpassing me as far as income lol. Fucking welders in general can make 6 figures within a few years of hitting the workforce.

    A lot of this opportunity being given to these people, my people, is not a factor of availability, but motivation, and I’m not saying that in a bad way, people have different goals for their lives and theirs doesn’t include higher education, in many situation.

    Oh and i am a firm believe in where there is a will there is a way. My Uncle, was a VP at Southern Company the major power company in the Southeast. He came from absolutely nothing. My Grandfather was a very hardworking man, a welder at a papermill. This was a time welders were not paid as well lol. He helped my Uncle, Mother and Aunt go through school by sacrificing his own personal wealth to help them. They still had to get jobs while in school to pay their way through. They all successfully finished college degrees, one in electrical engineering, one in teaching and one in accounting. They literally lived in a house with dirt floors when they were young, and that didn’t change until they were much older. You can come from nothing and make something of yourself, without assistance (they had merit based scholarships but no grants). Today, its hard, very hard to achieve the same dream, but its not impossible just as it wasn’t then its just as achievable now.

    • steveccnv says:

      The problem now is our govt promotes financially people to be lazy. All this stimulus money paying people to stay home is just a back door to socialism.

      The American dream has never been easier to achieve by those less fortunate, especially minorities

  138. steveccnv says:

    We play 2 games with teams coming off of a bye and 1 off of a Thursday Night, so 2-1.

    Other teams that have as many or more Buff 3 off Thur, GB 2-1, Atl 1-2, Dallas 1-2, Chi 2-3, Pitt 1-3, NE 3-1, MN 2-1, TN 1-3, JAX 1-2, WTF 2-3 really WTF?

    Chi and WTF really got screwed.

    Car, Det, Phi, Cin play no such games with teams coming off of a bye, which I can see, because they sucked last year.

    Rams however don’t play any such games, expect them to get the calls this year like the cheats have gotten.

    As a former boss once said the SB winner is determined before the season as a result of a poker tournament played by all owners 😉

    If the Rams win the SB this year…

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m really struggling to adjust to “WFT”

      I read that as “WTF, Chicago got screwed” and was wondering why you got so upset about it…lol

  139. The Flying Pig says:

    Hmmmmm…..Dolphins on Halloween….what should I wear…

  140. Mike E. says:

    I have to check with work but 10/24 Falcons will most likely be best

  141. New Age says:

    Most WFT fans I know like that name now. I think it’s hilarious and use WTF myself to them. I told them the NFL gave them 5 free wins to end the season as a reward for giving up their name.

  142. steveccnv says:

    Phinphanatic says we should take a flyer on Bell, then go on to explain, that he isn’t what he used to be, but would be a good insurance back.

    That’s what we have Ahmed for.

    We have 2 smallish quick backs and 2 power backs, why would we need another back, that isn’t elite?

    • D says:

      If i went for a Vet back on a short contract id do Gurley or Duke Johnson. Really short 1 year, let them try to improve their chances for next years FA we get a motivated vet runner without a heavy investment.

  143. D says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    May 13, 2021 at 10:56 am
    I’m really struggling to adjust to “WFT”

    I read that as “WTF, Chicago got screwed” and was wondering why you got so upset about it…lol
    ——————————————————————–
    They should call the Patsies WTF, White Team Football.

    • Ken says:

      It’s Boston. For years the Celtics were the WBT

      • D says:

        Its one of the more racially insensative places i have ever been, i mean i loved the town but i was taking a trolley tour of it, and the trolley driver was coming around to this one part of town and he goes: “This is the black part of town.” and i immediately was like “Oh fuck” and then turned around to what i was expecting to be some very pissed off black people. There were not any, but that is when i was like ummmmm….shit is different up here. That would not have flown in my part of the world. I mean he went on and described all the areas like that, this is where the Italians live this is where the Chinese live, because i guess Boston is still very segmented out and people live in their own area with the commons being the connector, but it made me uncomfortable as fuck.

  144. Ken says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    May 13, 2021 at 10:39 am (Edit)
    How high was that number before covid?

    For me it was less than 10% even before COVID

    Covid dropped it to about 0%…lol
    ————-
    That is the pre-Covid number as there have been no Jury trials in Connecticut since March 2020. They are supposed to resume in June but at a much reduced rate

  145. D says:

    “As a former boss once said the SB winner is determined before the season as a result of a poker tournament played by all owners 😉”

    I am a believer in this, there are too many times where the storyline of the season fits with who winds up in the SB. Ill tell you if there is some conspiracy i would instantly get behind with just the slightest proof its true, its that one.

  146. pheloniusphish says:

    10/4 – It can be the Oktoberfest Fest. Brats and kraut. All the attorneys have to wear leiderhosen.

  147. sb7mvp says:

    I wanna see Ken drunk walking around the parking lot screaming, “I am the HOSEN one” at everyone that passes by.

  148. stangerx says:

    Son called it yesterday…. these look like the only possible Fest dates. None of them should be too bad as far as ticket cost . Falcons and Texans on the cheaper side. Not sure how well the Colts travel.

    Oct. 3 — Colts
    Oct. 24 — Falcons
    Nov. 7 –Texans

  149. stangerx says:

    Game 11 at Jets on Nov. 21.
    Halloween in Buffalo.

    Those are our only cold weather game…. and it’s not even that late.

  150. The Flying Pig says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    May 13, 2021 at 11:52 am (Edit)
    10/4 – It can be the Oktoberfest Fest. Brats and kraut. All the attorneys have to wear leiderhosen.

    *****
    Let’s not be in denial about it. This is a request to get me to wear pants

  151. herdfan says:

    IF I can make it to a game/fest this year, Oct 24 is my only option. The others are in the first 10 days of the month which is impossible for me to take time off due to month end closing-that’s my job!

    Also on 10/24 I’ll still be a young girl of 59. Beyond that I’ll be an old lady of 60. 👵🏻

    Not sure yet if it will work out but I’d really like to get there this year.

  152. Ken says:

    Here are some pants for you Piggy:

  153. herdfan says:

    I also just realized I could come anyway on other dates but would have to bring laptop and work. If I make it I’ll be staying a few extra days. They basically told us this week we don’t have to go back to the office to work unless we want to.

  154. The Flying Pig says:

    Just really reviewing our schedule for the first time

    Those first 5 games are kind of a rough start
    Patriots, bills, raiders, colts and champion bucs

    That’s not an easy start
    The good news is the bills game is at home as well as the colts game

    I hope can come out of that stretch 3-2,
    at best I think 4-1 is possible

    The next 5 games include jags, falcons and Texans, honestly 3 of the worst team in the nfl. You have to balance that with bills on the road and ravens at home
    I think at least 3-2 is likely (barring the season coming off the rails) and 4-1 is very possible

    So by the time we get through 11 games
    We are really somewhere between 9 wins (which would be amazing) and 5 wins

    Then you get the easiest stretch of the schedule
    Jets 2x, giants and panthers
    If we come out of that stretch with less than 3 wins, something went really wrong

    Those last 3 games though: Titans, Saints and Patriots
    We tend to beat the Patriots at home
    And maybe Saints will suck without Brees
    Titans are kind of one of those 50/50 game

    The schedule sort of shapes up to be potential choppy start, before we hit a nice stride mid October through November

    And no real cold weather games late

    🐷 prediction: 12-4

    I even think 13-14 wins is on the table if we can start out well

    I don’t see us losing more than 7 games based on the schedule
    A lot has to go wrong for us and right for some of those bad teams we play in the Oct/Nov for that to happen

    Humans…prepare for the playoffs

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Oh shot 17 games

      Gotta get used to that
      12-5

      • CavalierKong says:

        My entire football life, all I’ve known is a 16 games schedule. It’s going to take me some time to get used to that 17th game.

        I can’t even settle on a win prediction. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always gone with a gut prediction instead of a calculated one. My gut says 10 wins, but that is without taking the 17th game into account, so I guess 11 wins, but it isn’t that simple. I’m so confused.

        I guess I’m going with 11-6 and a WC spot.

      • stangerx says:

        Hope always springs eternal in the board’s pre-season predictions, but heck last year was right. I normally go Vegas plus one (not like I plan too but works out that way). Brings me to 10-7, which may or may not mean playoffs.

        But it really all depends on Tua. QB is always important, but this season don’t really know what he will do.

  155. CavalierKong says:

    New Age says:
    May 13, 2021 at 11:10 am
    Most WFT fans I know like that name now.

    ——————–

    Sounds like Stockholm syndrome.

  156. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t know guys

    That stretch of games where they play the Jaguars, jets 2x, falcons, Texans, giants and panthers….

    That’s 7 games against the first 11 picks of the 2021 draft
    You don’t see that everyday….

    • The Flying Pig says:

      FYI in case you need a recap
      Giants traded out of 11
      Texans traded away 3 pick (to us)

      And I’m counting jets (2nd pick) twice I’m those 7 games

      I know people are superstitious and don’t want to be overly confident
      But that’s an unusual stretch of ad teams (at least bad in 2020)

    • stangerx says:

      And as you pointed out the first 5 are tough. We could walk out of that 2-3 or even 1-4. Flips some on the win total right there.

  157. The Flying Pig says:

  158. bailbondmike says:

    That’s better. I use 2 computer screens and keep the blog up on one most of the time and that clip piggy put up was annoying the shit out of me. Had to post enough to get it to scroll up farther lol

  159. pheloniusphish says:

    20-0.

  160. stangerx says:

    It’s cool to have the vax…. unless you are hanging out in a prison or homeless shelter.
    —————————————-
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance was announced at the White House. It will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.

    The CDC will no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, says, “We have all longed for this moment — when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.”

    • stangerx says:

      So the Bills win the division and the Phins and Pats fight for second with one if not two making the playoffs. Seems how will work out to me too.

  161. Rockphin says:

    game 2 Josh Allen goes down with a torn ACL – Out for the year.
    Dolphins finish 12-6 and wind the division!

  162. Marinofan13 says:

  163. CavalierKong says:

    Cards edged the Brewers today to take the series 2-1.

    The Brewers pitched 3 terrific games. The Cardinals scored one run in the 1st inning today. It was the only run the Cards scored before the 8th inning the entire series. Not including the extra innings in game 1, the Cards only scored 4 runs the entire series.

    The Brewers’ Yelich was out the whole series, and he is a Card killer with his bat, so I think they probably feel pretty good about their showing. Having that extra bat might have swung a game, or even two in their favor.

    Cards Jack Flaherty got his league leading 7th win today. He’s our ace, and for the first time this season he had to pitch like an ace to secure a 2-0 victory.

    Flaherty leads the league in run support. Prior to today, in Flaherty’s starts this season he has an average of 9.43 runs in support per game. That is crazy, lol.

  164. son of a son of a shula says:

    Coleman and Doaks signed today
    Rookie camp tomorrow

  165. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yes Rock 12-6 is seventeen

  166. Marinofan13 says:

    Something I just learned today: the Patsies* have officially declined Sony Michel’s 5th year option, as of 10 days ago… and he’s only played 3 years. Odd, is it not?

    The idea is that Michel could be a prime cut candidate for them… thus, they’ll get another prime compensatory pick, per the usual. Would they try to trade him? Perhaps. If not, my question to y’all is, would you sign Michel as a FA?

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I would NOT put a waiver claim in for Michel, as it may seem he could be damaged goods.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You don’t get a comp pick for releasing or trading a player.

      They probably don’t want to pay him that 5th year option money. The Pats don’t pay RBs big money. They don’t pay a lot of players big money.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Flores was with the Pats in Michel’s rookie season so he knows him a bit. I think he’d probably get claimed before us anyway.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Yes, you get comp picks for losing players, but not in a trade scenario. It’s about net loss and some funky formula that’s secret to the NFL. Anyway, that irrelevant to my question.

        My question remains: would you sign Michel as a FA?

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Tim, I do agree that somebody would likely claim Michel before he hits FA.

      • Tim Knight says:

        It’s about losing players in FA, not if you release them. We won’t be getting comp picks for Van Noy and McCain either.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m not overly impressed by Michel. Sometimes he looks like a 1st round back and then other times he looks meh. I’d probably pass on him but not sure what Grier and Flores think of him and that’s what matters. 😉

  167. Marinofan13 says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 13, 2021 at 7:11 pm
    I’m not overly impressed by Michel. Sometimes he looks like a 1st round back and then other times he looks meh. I’d probably pass on him but not sure what Grier and Flores think of him and that’s what matters. 😉
    —————
    EXACTLY! And being Flores has been around Michel in NE, I wonder what he thinks of him. I’m just striking up some chat-worthy convo, nothing more.

    Another rumor I’d heard was that Detroit might think about cutting Jamie Collins ($$$ vs production). Of course, Jamie Collins followed former Patsie* DC Matt Patricia to Detroit. Should Collins get cut, I wonder what Coach Flores thinks of him, having worked with him in NE?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Flores might be interested in Collins but I think the price would have to be right.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        ALWAYS. We’re not going to be making deals like we had in the past. Either cheap 1-year ‘prove-it’ deals, or incentive-laden 2-year deals that we can get out of after one year if it doesn’t work out.

        Collins may be someone we should look for, should he be cut.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah he also knows the defense so the transition would be easy.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        CORRECT!

  168. pheloniusphish says:

    “ The new guidance was announced at the White House. It will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.”

    All cool and good to go. As long as you have your vax tattoo.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Where I got mine they weren’t doing the tats instead they were hole punching your right ear lobe. It’s ok now but if you stand in the right direction against the wind you get a whistling sound.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      You missed one, Phelon: businesses. Vaccinated or not, if a business demands their employees and/or customers to wear masks, this new guidance (which comes from the CDC, by the way) is fruitless.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        And that was the laughable part of this new announcement: BIG BIZ will dictate. And as we all know by now, BIG GOV has gotten in bed with BIG BIZ.

      • Ken says:

        That’s nothing new. Long before Covid businesses made demands of their employees and long after Covid business will make demands of their employees. That is nature of being an at will employee.

  169. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ve been doing some time traveling

    Don’t worry guys

    You aren’t choosing between winning Bc Allen gets injured or not

    But the time Josh Allen tears his ACL, we’ve already won the division

    I’ll remind you again about this yesterday

  170. Marinofan13 says:

    Ken says:
    May 13, 2021 at 9:01 pm
    That’s nothing new. Long before Covid businesses made demands of their employees and long after Covid business will make demands of their employees. That is nature of being an at will employee.
    —————
    100% agreed, Ken. Thus, the CDC announcement today doesn’t really mean anything.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I can’t say for sure, but I think 11, 12 and 22 personnel will be our core offense. I don’t think we’re adding TEs to prepare for Gesicki’s departure in FA next year. I think we’re building a heavy TE offense. We were very productive with TEs last year. I know Gailey is gone, but Godsey is still the TE coach and Co-OC along with Studesville who is the RBs coach.

      11P is RPO – shotgun.
      12P is run/play action.
      22P is short yardage – where a TE or RB slips out in the red zone or for a 1st down.

      Execute simple fundamentals. Don’t get too cute about plays. Be good at simple concepts. Throw in the wrinkles here and there.

  171. CavalierKong says:

    Steve, that has to feel pretty lame losing the division that way. I know you mentioned it the other day…the tie breaker is effing stupid. Who cares about reg vs ot? One team won more and lost less than the other team. That is the team that should get the nod.

    • steveccnv says:

      My problem is the double dipping, so you award the OT losing team a pt, then give the team with more OT loses the tie breaker too

  172. steveccnv says:

    We have our playoff tickets reserved

  173. steveccnv says:

    I see we signed our 2 7ths and it didn’t affect our cap, FN U75s

    • Tim Knight says:

      Looking forward to hearing reports on Gerrid Doaks from rookie minicamp. He might be a sleeper. Known for projected pass pro and STs at the pro level before he’s a rusher and receiver which he’s got some good film too.

      I don’t know what it is, and I might be totally wrong about this kid, but I like his demeanor. I think he will play his ass off to make the team.

      I know many of you are not happy with our RB situation, but Gaskin 7th round, Ahmed and Brown were both UDFAs, and Doaks now 7th round. We obviously don’t put a high priority on the position whether right or wrong. We put in a bid for Kerryon Johnson but it wasn’t like we had to have him.

      So RB seems to be a position we don’t feel needs to be special. It’s more of a do your job committee approach.

      We’ll see what happens, but I take a pass rusher like Phillips if you think he’s the real deal over a RB every time. I did not think we would take Waddle at #6 but when we did I thought about what if he’s our Tyreek Hill?

      When you really get down to it, we don’t know our offense yet in 2021 – OL, TE, WR, QB and RB is still a work in progress.

      Go Phins!! 🙂

      • steveccnv says:

        I look at college RBs the same way I look at Zach Wilson, based on your team vs opponent.

        Najee was spoon fed everything with the talent Bama has. Is he better than the previous RBs they had? Maybe, but he fits right in with what those before him did.

        You could also say, Bama gets the top talent, so their players were at the top of the recruiting class.

        He seems like his head is on straight and will likely be an NFL star, but that’s besides my point.

        This post is about why Najee went in the 1st and Doaks in the 7th.

        Doaks doesn’t have the speed and all around game Najee does, but he does a lot of things really well.

        He had to earn everything, lunch pail style, at Cincinnati.

        Sometimes these Edelman types of players are motivated for greatness.

        Put him on Bama and he likely doesn’t see the field, but if he did, I’d bet he would’ve been taken by the 3rd round.

        He also has an NFL body, and that might make the difference

  174. David Collins says:

    MF< agreed on the corporations and gov in bed together

    but its not a NOW thing, its been happening for 200 years +

    • steveccnv says:

      And you keep voting the same establishment assholes in that continue the trend, so…maybe a mirror needs to be involved

      • David Collins says:

        agreed, unfortunately there isnt any politicians to vote in, that isnt bought off, or will be bought off

        its not the politicians in control, its the corporations, we have to get them under control or nothing ever changes

  175. David Collins says:

    what a cool morning, its usually close to 90 by this time of day

    interesting about our schedule, 17 game season, and the Fins have 9 home games

    never had 9 home games in one season, if we can hold our own at home, thats already 9 wins.

  176. David Collins says:

    markets are especially juiced up today, thats a welcome sight for sore eyes, been a tough week with all the crap going on with gas and the middle east,

    the shorter billionaires must be busy with bank deposits today and left us alone , lol

  177. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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