Miami Dolphins 2021 Schedule

The 2021 schedule is out, and I think our much improved team should have an exciting season. I think we covered 2 serious spots that needed an upgrade. WR was the position I felt we just had to improve and drafting Jaylen Waddle accomplished that. The familiarity that Waddle and Tua have is just one small part of the equation, We so desperately needed a talent upgrade, and I think the type of receiver Waddle is is the perfect complement to our current WR corps. DeVante Parker has the talent, and we’ve seen him take over games. We’ve also seen him fight through nagging injuries and not be able to give the team his usual production. In free agency we signed former Texans WR Will Fuller. Well, Fuller has yet to play a full 16 game schedule, and hey, now we play 17! In 5 seasons, he played 53 games and missed 27. Hopefully Waddle will be the steady performer week in and week out. His home run ability from anywhere on the field will help Tua, because he can take a short pass a long way and can also take the top off the defense with his deep speed. Add in Preston Williams, Lynn Bowden Jr., Allen Hurns, Albert Wilson, Mack Hollins, Jakeem Grant, Kirk Merritt and Robert Foster and we have legit depth. Unfortunately for Jakeem Grant, Jaylen Waddle may push Grant off the roster because Waddle is an excellent return man in his own right. Grant was electric, but his bobbles on both punt returns and kick returns were hard to watch.

On defense we brought in exactly what we needed. Some say Jaelan Phillips is the best pure pass rusher in this draft. The best part about Phillips is he already has an arsenal of pass rush moves, he’s not just an “Underwear Olympics” thriller. He is fast, quick and explosive as well and did perform well at his pro day, but his technical skills are what separate him from some of the others. The trade to bring Benardrick McKinney from the Texans solidified the middle of the defense. Both he and Jerome Baker can stop anything in front of them or chase to the sidelines just as easily. Andrew Van Ginkel and Jaelan Phillips will bring the rush from the outside, and our young talented D-line with one more year of experience under their belts, Christian Wilkins (LDE), Raekwon Davis (NT), and Emmanuel Ogbah (RE) should be even better this season.

Our secondary which was already formidable, got an early present in the form of S Jevon Holland. The Dolphins released S/DB Bobby McCain last week, so it’s clear the Dolphins felt they needed to upgrade. Holland will probably play some safety and slot corner, places where over the years McCain played both. Nik Needham filled in last season and held his own pretty well but the Dolphins are looking for better. With CB’s Xavien Howard and Byron Jones the Dolphins already have one of the premier CB tandems in the NFL. Holland will solidify the coverage both tight and deep. McCain often gave far too much of a cushion which led to easy shorter completions and also struggled covering deep as well. Holland should help there.

As far as the schedule is concerned, we open in NE to face a better Patriots team than last year’s version. Whether the QB is Cam Newton or Mac Jones, this team is getting a few players back that opted out due to C-19 last season. OT Marcus Cannon, LB Dont’a Hightower, S Patrick Chung and at least 5 others are back with the team. Then we face the Division Champs, the Buffalo Bills at home. The Bills went hard on defense in the draft bringing in 2 pass rush prospects, Gregory Rousseau and Carlos Basham Jr. Like the Dolphins, I expected them to draft a RB but the Bills passed altogether. Then we travel across the country to face the Vegas Raiders in a game they will undoubtedly be looking to avenge a tough loss last season, the Ryan Fitzpatrick game save with the unforgettable head twist pass to Mack Hollins. We follow that with a home game against a very tough opponent, the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts traded for QB Carson Wentz and drafted defense in their first 2 picks. They were a good team last season with Philip Rivers and have potential to be even better with a healthy Carson Wentz. We then stay in state to face the SB Champion Tampa Bay Bucs. The Bucs managed to keep everyone from last season plus added LB Joe Tryon in the draft. Tough game. Hopefully the lack of travel helps us here as we then have two road games in a row as we face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Road games but short travels in both. The Jaguars were awful last season but were rewarded with one of the best QB prospects in a decade or so, Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence will have to be extraordinary to help this team.

Our next home game is against the visiting Atlanta Falcons. Defense has been Atlanta’s weakness but their offense got a whole lot better after drafting TE Kyle Pitts. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Hayden Hurst and now add Kyle Pitts. Tough to defend this team. Then comes the rematch with the Bills at Orchard Park, so no breaks for the defense with the Falcons and Bills back to back. We then play the Texans who may be without their QB DeShaun Watson, depending on how the NFL rules on his conduct. Then we face the Baltimore Ravens, a team we always struggle against. For some sobering perspective, the last 3 times we faced the Ravens we have been outscored 137-16 in 3 truly embarrassing losses. This is followed by a very late season first game with the NY Jets. The Jets will be led by new QB Zack Wilson and likely an improved O-line. We then travel to Carolina to face a former Jet in new Panthers QB Sam Darnold. Jets and former Jets.

For the last 1/3 of the season, the Dolphins host the NY Giants. The Giants made a big splash in FA landing WR Kenny Golladay and then doubled down in the draft with WR Kadarius Toney. QB Daniel Jones should be smiling. Week 14 will be our much needed BYE Week. We then face the Jets again. That’s 3 games against NY teams in 4 weeks. Then we travel to Nawlins to face the new look Saints. For the first time in 15 years, it will not be Drew Brees behind center. Taysom Hill be running the offense now. A difficult game follows that as we travel to Tennessee to battle the Titans and former Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. We finish the season off with a home game against the New England Patriots.

Hard to say right now how we end up this season. If QB Tua Tagovailoa improves as I believe he will, I think our team can play with anyone. Sure, I wanted an upgrade at RB and still do, but with better QB play and what I believe will be a better defense than even last season, we should be able to scratch out 11-13 wins. It’s not inconceivable. Our offense will be better and that should also take some pressure off our defense. 2021 is a going to be a playoff season for us. How far we go, I can’t tell you but I do believe we will be making the playoffs for the first time since 2016, when we got stopped by the Pittsburgh Steelers with Matt Moore at the helm for our Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill out with 2 torn knee ligaments. Time to get back on that Playoff horse!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,019 Responses to Miami Dolphins 2021 Schedule

  1. sb7mvp says:

    fist!

  2. sb7mvp says:

    I wish the Giants game had been an away game. I would have liked to come up for that.

  3. steveccnv says:

    Since we play both Souths travel will be light this year, but we do play the JAGS in London

  4. pheloniusphish says:

    Why does everyone assume Pitts is going to be otherworldly and impact the game? He is still a rookie TE who has never played a down in the NFL.

  5. D says:

    Phish all rookie have to prove themselves but when it comes to a player that everyone prepped for and put their best players on, and with him still seemingly unstoppable. You have to say the likelihood is high that he will be in the NFL. If you can’t say that about him then your a person that pretty much can’t say that about anyone who is a rookie.

    Again you are probably right pragmatically, to think about it that way, but then again it makes that comment worthless in regards to an evaluation because you would have to say that about all rookies.

    • steveccnv says:

      I can say that about Waddle too😉

    • pheloniusphish says:

      I would agree he has a high ceiling. But outside his workout, he didn’t exactly light up the SEC last year (see above reply to Steve). I think he is probably going to be a good TE, just don’t get the hype.

  6. David Collins says:

    Pitts was the first non QB to be picked, the NFL loves athletic mismatches, no matter what position they play

    • pheloniusphish says:

      We’ll see how much of a mismatch he is when he starts playing against NFL defenders and coaches.

      • David Collins says:

        yea thats how it works

        but no secondaries in the NFL are his size , or strength, hes bigger than most linebackers, lol
        he remains a size and athletic mismatch until the NFL can figure out a way to stop him

      • David Collins says:

        we see successful rookies and not so successful ones every year.

        You are correct he has a big challenge in front of him, but the same could be said for NFL defenses, lol

        but most figure when the light comes on for this guy, he will be a impact player

  7. herdfan says:

    “Time to get back on that Playoff horse!”

    Giddy-up!

  8. David Collins says:

    I think Waddle is going to tear it up in the NFL, his speed will get him open over the top, and hes one heckufa punt and kick returner too,

    11 of his 20 career touchdowns went for 50-plus yards.

    in the national title game, he wasnt fully recovered from a broken ankle, but played anyway and had 3 catches

    tough, fast, and smart route runner, He should make our offense more explosive, and put more points on the board

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    Waddle has signed his deal

  10. steveccnv says:

    Looks like about 7m net to sign our 5 draftees, so 6m over afterwards

  11. D says:

    You are a Gators fan and don’t think he destroyed teams last year. We had to be watching different games then because I’m a big UG fan don’t miss a game and he was by far the most dangerous part of our offense. Grimes and Toney benefitted from the double and triple teams he was getting. Don’t get me wrong I think a lot of Trask, I think a lot of Toney and Grimes but you could have taken them out of a game and we still win, regardless the same can’t be said about Pitts.

    • steveccnv says:

      Traitor

    • pheloniusphish says:

      LMAO – I honestly don’t watch a lot of college ball and am going on his stats. He had a great game against Alabama in the SEC championship, but they lost. A lot of his stats came against the easier opponents:
      “Caught eight passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns against Ole Miss… Caught four passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns against South Carolina.. Recorded a touchdown reception along with 47 yards receiving on five catches against Texas A&M… Tallied three touchdown receptions and brought in five catches for 99 yards against Kentucky… Caught seven passes for 128 yards against Tennessee… Caught seven passes for 129 yards and a touchdown in the SEC Championship Game against Alabama.”

      Don’t get me wrong – I think he will do well, but he is way over-hyped.

  12. David Collins says:

    Waddle was clocked at 21.9 mph on a 90-yard touchdown catch against Georgia last season.

  13. David Collins says:

    Waddle was the SEC killer, lol he feasted against the best conference in the nation

  14. stangerx says:

    Great write Mike E…. hard not to be a little excited, except….

    “In 5 seasons, [Fuller] played 53 games and missed 27.” And we lived through Parker’s leg/foot injuries. Plus Waddle went out for the rest of the regular season in his sixth game. Preston Williams did similar last year.

    Our WRs look great on paper, maybe cause they are made out of it.

    • David Collins says:

      disagree on Waddle, he is tough, and he did not go out for the rest of the season, he came back and
      he played in the national title game, even though he had not fully recovered from a broken ankle

  15. David Collins says:

    Waddle never got injured at WR, he got his ankle broken on a return

    • stangerx says:

      OK. He still go injured though.

      • David Collins says:

        yes, they all do

      • David Collins says:

        you also said he is made out of paper, and thats not what i have seen from Waddle

        hes a tough guy IMO not to be lumped in with parker, Williams, part time wilson, etc

      • stangerx says:

        I like Waddle from what have read and unlike the others he doesn’t have a long injury history, but then he hasn’t played as long either. We’ll see .

  16. David Collins says:

    Stanger, WR always get hurt , its the nature of the game, they just have to be well conditioned, and able to come back

    Jerry RIce, hands down the best WR ever, went out after only 2 games in 97, with a torn ACL

    but he worked himself back in 98, and ended up as the top WR in the NFL of all time

    not all WR are Jerry RIce, thats for sure, lol but most all of them have to deal with injuries

    • stangerx says:

      Fuller hasn’t completed a full season. We all know about Parker’s injury history. Maybe some wideouts get injured more than others. Sure knew some guys on my rugby team got hurt more often. Lot of times was the guys who played balls out.

      • David Collins says:

        no doubt some get injured more than others, but it may be worth giving Fuller a try, he didnt cost us any picks

        Waddle cost us the number 6 pick, im guessing the FIns think he is a upgrade or they would have selected someone else at 6

        I think Waddle will be Miamis best WR, and ill be excited to see him play, hes healthy and ready to go!

      • stangerx says:

        Waddle better play well or we made a big’ol mistake in the draft. I would have gone with Smith, but then he has his own injury potential.

        Love Will Fuller the player….. but that is when he is healthy and on the field. Mike E pointed out how often he has not been.

      • David Collins says:

        Smith is also a great prospect, but i was always hoping for Waddle and like him better for the Dolphins

        i think he is everything that grant wasnt

  17. sb7mvp says:

    German sausages are the absolute wurst.

  18. Mike E. says:

    David – You can defend these guys all you want. The fact is, our WR corps outside of Waddle has been injury prone. especially the main guys. Parker, Fuller and Williams. If that continues this year, we’re gonna struggle. Stanger isn’t nitpicking, he’s being realistic and so am I. If you think this season will be different and the backs of their football cards don’t count this season, I’m all for it happening, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

    • David Collins says:

      im not defending anyone but Waddle, i mentioned he isnt to be lumped in with the rest of the guys, and that he came back for his team in their national title game

      Waddle is tough, healthy, and ready to go, and im ready to see this team in action!

    • stangerx says:

      Didn’t read the piece but saw a headline about Cowherd hating Tua. Why am I not surprised the vid of the segment popped up on the board? 🙂

      • David Collins says:

        because Orob thinks if he posts Tua hate for the next 100 years, we might be convinced and join him as a jets fan

    • Rhino says:

      I get the point your trying to make, but Cowherd’s ‘premise’ is critically flawed.

      Comparing Tua to the height of the opposing QB as the premise for why Tua “isn’t the guy” is ridiculous. He just took the “QB vs QB MLB pitcher argument” and said the height of the pitcher (to continue the analogy) means the Fins have the wrong QB.

      Baseball vs Football (SP vs QB) is a tired faulty argument. An ACE on an MLB team has far more impact on the result of that one game then a starting QB in the NFL.

      Then he goes on to compare Hebert to opposing coaches. What about the complete rosters of the teams that are playing each other?

      Cowherd has kicked off the “we are out of things to talk about so I’ll make up a controversy” part of the off season. 🙂

      • David Collins says:

        Cowherd has coached how many championship teams? lol

        and to make a height argument , he proves his ignorance, Murray is the shortest QB in the NFL< and hes feasting on NFL defenses

        there arent any 7 foot tall QB for a reason, this is NOT basketball

    • stangerx says:

      Now I actually watched Cowherd’s segment and am so glad I did. Never realized that Tua was shorter than other NFL QBs before. Did you guys know that?

  19. Rhino says:

    Isn’t it funny that when we signed Fuller and knew he’d miss week one, there was a consensus here that it meant we’d be playing NE in week one. LOL and so we are.

  20. David Collins says:

    if height was all that mattered at QB, then Manute Bol would be a super bowl champion

  21. sb7mvp says:

    Cowherd’s job is say ridiculous stuff for ratings and generate discussion/arguments in order for views and internet clicks to increase ad revenue. He’s not something you reference to make a point.

    • stangerx says:

      But he said bad things about Tua. That is important to at least one of us. Sorta felt like 7th grade though.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      100%

      But at some level
      If he’s not correct

      He’s the one failing at his job

      Honestly don’t know why he’s still employed

      • steveccnv says:

        Your definition of failing isn’t the same as his company’s.

        Look at all the ridiculous crap that comes out of AOC’s mouth…

      • David Collins says:

        nothing ridiculous comes out of AOC mouth, and she was elected TWO more times than You were

  22. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – any chance you can put up a poll for the Fest?

    • sb7mvp says:

      Legend tells it that Rockfin is still voting for the fest from 3 years ago.

      • stangerx says:

        That’s not legend….. pissed me off (cause needed to move on and get the tix). Turned out all the votes for the Jets game were just one other guy and a whole lot of Rock finger.

      • David Collins says:

        what comes around goes around stanger, You really pissed me off one time about the fest, just gotta move on, You didnt care, why should i?

      • stangerx says:

        How did I piss you off? Am really curious. Have put a lot of time in making the Fests good. We’ve only been to 3 together.

      • David Collins says:

        its water under the bridge now, im not pissed off anymore, but havent been back to the fests

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I can try but I have to try to remember how…lol

      I’ll try later today or sometime this weekend when I get a chance

      • Mike E. says:

        Thanks man. I’d take a whack at it but I’d probably delete the blog

      • steveccnv says:

        Or you could do it the same way we drafted, or do the weekly Howie pick, with everyone copy and pasting after they do their pick and Tim posting his on another thread😉

      • stangerx says:

        steve — the Fest takes a bit more care. Talking people flying in from all over the country. Plus have to get it done fast. First in gets the best seats. After we select a game will be figuring out who is in.

      • steveccnv says:

        My post Stanger was in reference to a poll to pick the date for the fest. What does people flying in, seats, care have to do with method for picking a date?

      • Rockphin says:

        False, But I am not going to rehash it.

      • David Collins says:

        thats probably for the best Rock, i had a similar experience

      • stangerx says:

        steve — was just saying an autopoll probably wouldn’t work.

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    The weird forces are with us

  24. stangerx says:

    David Collins says:
    May 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    what comes around goes around stanger, You really pissed me off one time about the fest, just gotta move on, You didnt care, why should i?
    ——————–

    Now that you have mentioned it twice — what did I do to piss you off? Cause I honestly have no clue. Assume we are talking 6 or 7 years ago (last time I saw you), but you wanted to bring it up.

    • David Collins says:

      you denied it then, even though i posted your own statements on it, nothing i could do then, or now

      for context, i was one of the original organizers and all, and was only trying to help everyone, but for months You kept telling me its too early, no need for it or me, but then did it on your own, that felt like shit
      i let You know then, but You didnt seem to care, so i figured id let You do whatever You want, its not a power struggle, its a fest, i didnt want to make trouble at the games, its all about fun and partying

      i was just trying to get names and stuff organized, like i did previously
      You know how it feels when someone does something behind Your back? thats how i felt, so the fest is all yours, i have not been in your way since, and have no desire to help others if im gonna be left holding the bag so to speak

      • David Collins says:

        i told You then, and will tell You now, i dont care if You want to do it, thats fine

        i just didnt like how it went down, it felt like trust was broken

      • stangerx says:

        I was one of the original organizers as well. You did the food on the first one and I thank you for that (2nd Gigi had catered). I set up the group tickets for the 3rd fest (1st time done). Everything was done on the board (so behind your back?). I asked you multiple times to buy tickets and you and Walker refused.

        You insisted on where the tailgate parking and that was where it was, even though everyone else had to walk all the way around the stadium.

        You showed up with some tailgate food and so did I.

        If that is a stab in the back, well then your version. You seem to think you were the king of the Fest before….. Walker and Gigi were. I’m not doubting them on that.

      • David Collins says:

        that is not what im talking about, this is why i said its best to let it go

        you told me on the blog for months it was too early every time i tried to do anything, and the whole time was planning things behind my back

        you could have said, i want to do it, and thats fine, but you kept telling me that its too early, but it wasnt too early for YOU, then you denied it even though i posted several of Your too early comments, SMH
        it had nothing to do with food, it was the attacking me with the too early , and you were secretly doing it at the same time

        it never got settled, so i let it go for the sake of the fest and have not returned

        but its a long time ago, not pissed off anymore

      • stangerx says:

        Was too early about telling people to order tickets while I was trying to get the group section? But in any event I am sorry. One thing am sure of is you were invited as invited can be into whatever was going on.

    • David Collins says:

      that wasnt it either Stanger, i told you what it was, but neither of us can change the past or go back,
      But, today i accept Your apology, and the matter is finally settled and will be forgotten

  25. Mike E. says:

    If I enlist my son, we could probably getterdone. Problem is trying to get 5 minutes from him to help his old man. 😒

  26. The Flying Pig says:

    I posted a poll. I have to figure out how to edit it now….lol

    10/24 Dolphins are our opponent….we will be fighting ourselves. Its like Hamlet.

    • Mike E. says:

      I guess you figured it out. I voted. No secret vote here, I voted for the Falcons game 10/24 because logistically that game is best for us.

      • David Collins says:

        You wanna see Pitts up close, admit it, lol JK

        actually, its not a bad idea, but i want to see our defense throttle the guy

      • Mike E. says:

        I won’t mind seeing Pitts as a by product, and I hope we shut that Atlanta offense down completely. I actually never thought we’d have a shot at Pitts or take him, I figured Chase, but I may have been wrong on that, we’ll never know because Chase was gone.

      • David Collins says:

        agreed

    • Rockphin says:

      I hope we don’t beat ourselves that day! LOL

  27. Marinofan13 says:

  28. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, from the other blog article. 11 Personnel is 1 TE, 12P is 2 TE and 22P is 2 TE and 2 RB. One of those RBs could be another TE as an H-back or fullback. It’s a strong run formation.

  29. Marinofan13 says:

    Power-Ranking, post-Draft, NFL.com

    #14 Miami Dolphins

    Good, good! They’ll never see us coming…

  30. sb7mvp says:

    I thought Herd was the only woman on this blog. Holding 8 year old grudges? Sheesh.

  31. Marinofan13 says:

    BBM,

    This dropped about 4 hours ago, my dude…

  32. Tim Knight says:

    Pretty cool that #17 was available for Waddle to keep his college #.

  33. David Collins says:

    cant even talk to stanger without a bunch of clueless idiots making up falsehoods and attacking, SMH says alot about their character
    it doesnt piss me off, just reveals who they are

  34. David Collins says:

    Bookman, You have held a grudge against Me for 6 years, You have no room to speak on anyone else

    yea, make up lies on Me, ill call your fat ass out on the truth

    • bookman11 says:

      I’m not even sure what you are talking about.

      • David Collins says:

        im sure, btw , sorry i said fat ass, just tired of hypocrisy and was too harsh

        but You do know what im talking about, im not playing this game
        you have been nothing but hateful to Me, holding a grudge for 6 years, when i have never done anything to You, and dont plan too ever
        You arent my enemy, but You treat Me like I am yours? i dont understand You

  35. Mike E. says:

    Kinda hard to have a “private” convo on a blog. Take it to email if you can’t hack people putting in their 2 cents, which invariably happens all the time

    • David Collins says:

      fair enough, but the good thing is Stanger and Me are now good, its good for Him , and for Me
      he got My respect , Hes a good Man IMO

  36. Mike E. says:

    Tim, not cool that Jaelan Phillips keeps his though. I hate the new number rules

  37. CavalierKong says:

    Yeah wolf is where I draw the line in an unarmed fight. Above that, good luck. I’d also move an eagle above the wolf.

    I’m not sure what is funnier, the fact that 7% of men and 6% of women like their chances against a grizzly, or that only 74% of men and 64% of women think they can take on a f^cking housecat.

    And the elephant…what the hell are you doing to that thing if you’re unarmed? Stomp on its foot? Kick it in the nads? Really harsh language?🤣🤣🤣

    • Marinofan13 says:

      EXACTLY, Brother!!! That is just CRAZY to me!!!

    • Mike E. says:

      I think about shit like this often. Like if a bird swoops down on your face the best we can do is swat at it, while they’re tearing our eyes out. I don’t like either of our chances. I’d probably win but end up blind and maimed. Even when insects attack, all we can do is swat or stomp which seems mostly ineffective

      • Marinofan13 says:

        And then there are Dobson flies… that’s a whole different ballgame, right there!

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yeah, a regular bird you could take out with maybe some scratches and/or losing an eye, but I think an eagle would kill you if it was trying to. It would be like being being sliced up by a six 2″ blades. You might take it down too if you could get your hands on it and start breaking shit while having your face and neck sliced up, but I don’t like the chances of surviving that (if eagles attacked humans).

        With the cobra, you could probably kill it pretty easily, but you’d almost certainly get bit and die without treatment.

        The only animal I wasn’t sure where to place in my own list was the kangaroo.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        You do NOT want to mess with a kangaroo, CavKong. If they kick you, it’s over. Read somewhere that the kangaroo’s kick is more explosive than whatever it was. Let’s just say more explosive than Mike Tyson in his prime hitting one with an uppercut. It’s RIDICULOUSLY powerful.

      • CavalierKong says:

        By ‘regular’ bird I mean something like a hawk or a falcon.

        I’d f^ck up a humming bird.

  38. Marinofan13 says:

    Love this song SOOOO much!!! Posting it again…

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Dude on the piano reminds me very much of Shock G on the keys.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Morgan James is absolute FIRE!!! You can tell she went to Juilliard.

    • David Collins says:

      you didnt notice the blonde? im worried about You, lol JK

      • Marinofan13 says:

        The blonde is Morgan James, and I researched her a year ago. Unfortunately for me, she’s already happily married. I’m many things, but I’ll never be a home-wrecker.

        Yes, she’s SEXY!!!

  39. herdfan says:

    David:

    First of all, I didn’t even know what SB7 was referring to, not like that was in his post. I was just kidding around. because my screen name WAS in his post. Secondly, I can tell you for a fact that when most of us have had it with your incessant bullshit, Stanger has been the one to defend you over and over. I don’t normally interact with you, I’d be happy to keep it that way, but you interjected yourself into a post that I was specifically mentioned in.

    Reading back, it sure does seem like you brought that on yourself. WTF do you expect? Bring something up from years ago, apparently you are irritated over it and blame Stanger for that, then say it really didn’t bother you. Make up your mind if you’re upset or not. We can all read and I think we have excellent comprehension. If it didn’t bother you, you’d not be bringing it up years later.

    Resorting to name calling in an argument indicates a lack of anything valid to say. Just sayin…

  40. bailbondmike says:

    BBM,
    This dropped about 4 hours ago, my dude…
    —————————-
    Yeah, I caught it when it dropped!

    Tom MacDonald buys an EMINEM beat for $100,000 then turns around and writes a song to thank him. That’s awesome! All the EMINEM references in the video are cool also!

  41. The Flying Pig says:

    Wtf is going on

  42. D says:

    herdfan says:
    May 14, 2021 at 4:47 pm
    Whoa now, wait a minute. You guys are worse than anything I’ve ever seen. Women aren’t going to fight over something meaningless or have a grudge for that long. We’d have gotten even long ago
    ———————————————————————
    99.9% of the men they fight over aren’t and that’s like a big past time for the ones 12-28.

    • D says:

      And yall dont get even, yall one up.

    • David Collins says:

      worse than anything ive ever seen was an attack against Me

      wow herds full of compliments today, lol SMH

      • stangerx says:

        Dude — you mess with me and we come to understanding. You mess with Herd and talking global thermonuclear war.

      • David Collins says:

        im not messing with Herd, just got attacked and was just kidding back
        but thanks for the heads up

      • stangerx says:

        Yeah that comment was full of Herd praise. Wonder about your logic sometimes. Brass yet undercover.

  43. CavalierKong says:

    MF13, yeah I’ve seen some stuff on kangaroos and their kicks. The things can box too, lol. They don’t cut you, it’s about power, so I wouldn’t try to square up with it. Not knowing a lot about its mobility and core strength, I wasn’t sure if maybe I’d be able to maneuver around it, avoiding the kicks and punches, and maybe strangle it.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I see you and I are were thinking the same thing regarding the kangaroo. I actually went back and corrected myself. Nah, you do NOT want to funk around with a kangaroo, Brother! And yes, they can box. They used to be trained in some cases, and we see that in the old cartoons.

  44. D says:

    Housecats can fuck you up if they want to. Grab one that doesn’t wanna be grabbed and hold on for dear might and see how many stiches you have to have before you finally decided you change you mind on feeling confident against one lol.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      It’s true! And some housecats will funk up the neighborhood bully street dog.

    • CavalierKong says:

      If I was in a fight with a housecat, I wouldn’t try to grab it for the same reason I wouldn’t try to bite it. Because just stomping the hell out of it would easy enough, lol.

  45. D says:

    CavalierKong says:
    May 14, 2021 at 5:49 pm
    By ‘regular’ bird I mean something like a hawk or a falcon.

    I’d f^ck up a humming bird.
    ——————————————
    you wouldn’t touch it lol, those bitches are insanely fast

  46. David Collins says:

    Steve Irwin used to handle just about every animal there was, lol

    but a giant sting ray did him in in the end, tough break for a great guy

  47. D says:

    CavalierKong says:
    May 14, 2021 at 5:58 pm
    If I was in a fight with a housecat, I wouldn’t try to grab it for the same reason I wouldn’t try to bite it. Because just stomping the hell out of it would easy enough, lol.
    ——————————————————–
    no way i stomp one and give it a chance to climb my leg and hit an area I’m quite protective of. You seem to think they would just sit there and let you stomp lol. Same for a squirrel, id rather grapple with that bitch than let it near my legs and have it have a chance and incising my nuts.

    • D says:

      incidentally i have heard from someone that has had one run up their pants leg once. Sounds more terrifying than i want to experience first hand.

    • CavalierKong says:

      IDK, maybe you and I just have different physical capabilities. But Kong vs housecat goes like this:

      Cat attacks, Kong wallops cat with kick. Cat is dazed. Kong stomps cat. Cat is dead. IF cat somehow climbs leg while Kong is kicking it, Kong ignores scratches and breaks cats neck.

  48. D says:

    Kangaroos have crushed chest bones with their kicks. They kill humans every so often.

  49. herdfan says:

    Speaking of the big birds, there’s a huge owl that has been swooping in and sits in a tree outside my window. I got some pics of it but it blends really well with the tree it’s in. Those things can kill you.

  50. Marinofan13 says:

    Here’s a LIVE version of “Maps”, by Morgan James. Yes, David, I’m very sexually aware of Morgan! LOL

  51. David Collins says:

    Cows are bad asses if they want to be,
    they can stomp the life out of a person and trap you against a tree or wall with their big heads and crush You with incredible power

    You have to keep Your head on a swivel and dont let them trap You against hard objects

    ive even seen them jump over a barb wire fence to attack a dog that came near their calves. or run full speed to get carrots, lol

  52. David Collins says:

  53. David Collins says:

  54. CavalierKong says:

  55. CavalierKong says:

  56. David Collins says:

  57. David Collins says:

  58. CavalierKong says:

  59. CavalierKong says:

  60. Rockphin says:

    Gloves off you just lost an eye I draw the line at large dog.
    What kind of eagle?

  61. David Collins says:

  62. Marinofan13 says:

  63. Rockphin says:

    I punched a mocking bird out of the air one time. I felt bad after, but that f-er was dive bombing me!

    You talking bout a 22lb harpy eagle or a 2lb serpent eagle? I’ll draw the line at the bald eagle.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I did the same thing with a crow once. It was defending it’s light post, lol.

      Any of the big eagles. I think even a golden eagle which is about 10 lbs could kill a human straight up if it was inclined to. 6-8 ft wingspan and 2.5″ razor sharp claws. One cut on the neck and you’re done.

      • David Collins says:

        ive been buzzed by red tail hawks, but never directly engaged
        they usually just warn you to stay away from their nests, but they are big birds of prey and could do some damage if they wanted too

  64. David Collins says:

  65. David Collins says:

    if another bird, racoon, or bobcat comes around a hawks or eagles nest,

    they are eaten and puked back up for the babies, lol

    its a tough life, when You only get to eat when momma blows some chunks, lol

  66. Marinofan13 says:

    No, one doesn’t want to mess with a bald eagle, either… especially when in a kayak. 😉

    But land be land, I think most humans could take an eagle. It would be bloody, but life-for-life, the human would win.

  67. Marinofan13 says:

    I’m surprised I’ve not come across a cougar/mountain lion/puma in my travels. I’d probably try to tame one, with no fear. I might regret it(!) with DEATH(!), but I’m not running from them, either.

    Call me Steve “M13” Irwin Jr, a lover of cats, big and small.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      If ya have true LOVE for life, you can’t even fake fear. Most ‘animals’ have more senses than any human being will ever have. If you fear, you become marked.

      Get in touch with your LOVE for life!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’d avoid doing that. LOL

      • Marinofan13 says:

        I hear ya, ya man! But LOVE conquers all!

      • Marinofan13 says:

        The dry humor of your post DOES make me LOL!!! 😀

      • Marinofan13 says:

        And on the serious tip, no… I won’t ‘engage’ these cats. I’m just sayin’ that if one comes across me, I’m not going to flip out. Stay calm, be cool, and don’t do something I might do in order to befriend the cat.

  68. David Collins says:

    MF, seen the FL panther a few times, one time was walking on a boardwalk in the everglades and i heard him coming, he ran right past ME and didnt stop, lol

    im GLAD he had somewhere to be and passed me by

    • Marinofan13 says:

      Perhaps that cat sensed positive vibes in you? Or perhaps that cat just wanted to get out of ‘Dodge”.

      • David Collins says:

        he seemed like he had somewhere to go, and had used that boardwalk in the past.and ran right past me like i wasnt even there

        he gave me a glance, but never stopped going to where he was headed,
        i guess he wasnt expecting company, its very remote, even the mosquitoes get lost , lol JK

  69. David Collins says:

    last week i saw a 7 foot eastern diamondback rattlesnake, they are highly endangered now, and this one was flattened by a car and getting eaten by buzzards

    the snakes are deadly, but not as deadly as cars on the highway, they dont stand a chance

  70. Marinofan13 says:

    I suppose what I’m trying to say at the end of the day is this: I LOVE life, especially animal life. Let’s not hunt anything down to extinction, out of mere fear.

    I feel I can communicate better than most (like Steve Irwin) to our animal brothers and sisters. I don’t fear like many do. Appreciate the life around you, respect the life around you, and don’t try to funk with life around you.

  71. David Collins says:

    according to Nick Hicks, his South Florida-based trainer.

    Appearing on the Miami on the Rockets podcast, Hicks said: “Tua is an amazing person. I’ve never met anybody like him. He’s an insanely hard worker. He’s all gas, no brakes.

    “I show up at his house super early; we put in work. Little break, then he leaves me at the field and he works some more. Then he goes home and watches film. He’s on a mission. He’s different.”

    Asked specifically what he and Tagovailoa are doing, Hicks said: “I’m not allowed to talk too much about Tua, because we had a specific ideology of what this offseason is going to be. There was so much doubt… We’re trying to keep things under wraps.”

    But Hicks noted strength and confidence are areas among the keys for his success.

    “A healthy Tua is a confident Tua and a confident Tua is a Super Bowl contender guaranteed,” Hicks said. “And that’s our goal to make him healthy. And we’re doing a damn good job right now.”

    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article251153594.html

    • Tim Knight says:

      Nice! I would not bet against Tua. He’s a very competitive guy, a hard worker and oh yeah… he’s a talented QB. 🙂

  72. pheloniusphish says:

    David Collins says:
    May 14, 2021 at 3:25 pm
    nothing ridiculous comes out of AOC mouth

    SBJ… The potential quips are endless. I can’t believe no one used this.

  73. Mike E. says:

    Watching “The Son of Sam, A Descent Into Darkness” on Netflix. Wow, it’s riveting, and it brings back so many memories as I was 14 living in Brooklyn at that time. This alternate theory by Maury Terry is fascinating!

    • CavalierKong says:

      I really enjoyed that show. You guys in NY probably already knew a lot of the details, especially if you lived it, but some of that stuff was new to me.

      The kid killed in Brooklyn who was only there at his parents request (to get him away from Queens where the previous killings went down)…utterly heartbreaking. The guilt those poor parents had to live with the rest of their lives, I can’t imagine.

      • Tim Knight says:

        You never know where a psycho will loom.

      • Mike E. says:

        Yes Kong, that was painful to see. The father recounting that his son told him he promised he would stay away from Queens because he told his son it would be safer. I don’t remember any of this stuff that he didn’t act alone. I think it wasn’t just the police and newspapers that were happy to have it all just end, the people who lived there wanted that so badly too.

    • Ken says:

      I am watching that too. Interesting theory but ultimately I don’t think I am buying it

      • Mike E. says:

        The only reason I have to disbelieve it is there were no further similar killings. That park was crazy though, with all those underground tunnels and the “Devil’s Den”. Also the fact that it seemed impossible by that eyewitness account of when she saw Berkowitz take the ticket off his car and when the murder occurred. That’s tough to figure unless she had the timing wrong.

      • Ken says:

        Witnesses often are mistaken and or conflict each and or memories are not always exact so the part about the timing on the ticket is a red herring to me. But I think you hit on the big issue for me. It was one gun and we know that through forensics. Berkowitz had the gun and the killing stopped after he was arrested. Was Berkowitz part of a cult? Probably. Was the cult involved in the killings? Doubtful. Did the cult know Berkowitz was SOS? Maybe. That is my take on things

    • bailbondmike says:

      “Have you read the gospel according to Saint Fauci” lol

    • David Collins says:

      cant watch this, anyone with fear worshipping on their t shirt seems like a waste of time

      if hes afraid, thats his problem, lol

      im not afraid of this guy unless i find him in my underwear drawer, lol that would be creepy

  74. Mike E. says:

    Ken – The other guys (The Carr brothers) might have lost their edge when Berkowitz was captured. There’s that angle too. Once that happened they got spooked and lost their resolve. I think the reference to John Wheaties is too much to overlook, in addition to Son of Sam (Carr) who was a crazy fucker who abused his sons. That’s also very difficult to overlook.

  75. steveccnv says:

    What should you do when you have a QB, that doesn’t have the strongest arm? Get him a WR, that can play to his strengths. SF got Montana – Rice.

    Waddle is fast, but the reason we chose him over Smith is, because of his YAC.

    Tua will have 4+ passes a game where he hits Waddle on a bubble screen, shovel pass or slant. Easy completions, that can payoff big.

    Bring the S up for pass support and Tua throws deep to Fuller or jump balls to Parker and Williams.

    Brady’s biggest strength may be his accuracy, Tua can be just as accurate, if put in the right situations.

    Flores has found the answer to well what about Tua’s arm strength

    • David Collins says:

      thats a good point, but from all indications , Tua is much stronger this season and we will see how that works out as well

      but yea, Waddle is the real deal IMO

  76. David Collins says:

    fuller will miss game one, but when hes back,

    with Fuller and Waddle on the field, defenses wont be able to stack the box for the run, and if they do, then go over the top to fuller and waddle for the score, and make them back off the next time

  77. David Collins says:

    What makes the Dolphins’ additions of Waddle and Fuller so dangerous are the possibilities they provide to open up opportunities for the rest of the offense as well as themselves.

    “If you’ve got guys who can run on the perimeter, if you load the box, there’s more opportunity for one-on-one matchups and opportunities downfield. Defenses have to make that decision when you have those types of players on the field,” Flores said. “If you don’t load the box and you play for those big plays, then there’s less people in the box and less people to block, and I think it really becomes kind of a numbers/math game.”

    “When you have guys on the perimeter and guys who demand some attention — that kind of attention — then there could be more space. … It’s a chess game and obviously the run game and how you attack the run game, that’s part of it.”
    https://www.espn.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/32667/dolphins-salivating-at-the-speed-jaylen-waddle-will-fuller-will-bring

  78. David Collins says:

    rumours are Tim Tebow, who hasnt played in the NFL in 9 years , is going to sign for the jaguars to be a TE

    lol cant make this stuff up, jags should have selected Pitts if they wanted a TE

      • David Collins says:

        not too old, i read an article about it this morning talking about Urban Meyer doing Tebow a big favor
        and that Tebow isnt really an NFL quality TE, thats agreed, he will not make a great rookie TE at 33 years old

    • bailbondmike says:

      and, um, they needed a QB in Lawrence more than a TE. Can’t blame a team for giving him a look. All teams do this.

      • David Collins says:

        all teams have a look at old Q Bs from years ago and try em out later at TE? all teams? how is that possible?

        i dont see it, Gesicki was never an old NFL quarterback

  79. ocalarob says:

    Dolphins are hosting former Hurricanes defensive lineman Chigozie Nnoruka at this weekend’s minicamp on a tryout basis.

  80. The Flying Pig says:

  81. stangerx says:

    Pig — thanks for putting up the Fest poll.
    Looks like the Falcons have a strong lead early.

    When we see folks who don’t stop by as often….. let them know it is there.

  82. bailbondmike says:

    Not going to vote on fest yet. I have to see if having the COVID shot will be a requirement to attend NFL games. I got tested at the hospital and found out I have antibodies already so not going to get it right now.

    • stangerx says:

      Even though don’t like the guy, Gov Ron Desantis has you covered on that one. He signed a law that forbids businesses from requiring vaccinations or even asking whether you have one. And would be great to have you there!

  83. David Collins says:

    i had forgotten about it, but there was one game where the fins were playing the jets, and tebow played TE for a snap

    he rolled out to the left, forgot to look back for the ball, and a Miami defender knocked it away

    he looked stupid at TE< lol

    i cant imagine he is doing anything but milking the jags out of some money, and urban meyer helped him out with it

  84. David Collins says:

    truth be told, i am kind of hoping that Tebow sees the field, when the Dolphins beat the crap out of the toothless jaguars

    he will help our defense come up with some easy turnovers, lol

  85. David Collins says:

    Jaylen Waddle looks explosive at Dolphins’ minicamp and is excited to be back with Tua Tagovailoa

    https://tdalabamamag.com/2021/05/15/jaylen-waddle-dolphins-rookie-minicamp-explosive/

  86. David Collins says:

    the Falcons/Fins game is being touted by USAToday, as one of the best NFL matchups this year

    The NFL is a matchup-based league. Offensive coordinators spend all week designing up ways to get favorable matchups on Sunday, and defensive coordinators spend their weeks trying to come up with ways to erase those matchups when the games kick off.

    That fact is part of the reason that the Atlanta Falcons made Kyle Pitts, the “tight end in name only,” the fourth-overall selection in the 2021 NFL draft. Pitts has the ability to be that matchup nightmare in the pro game. When you see him on tape running away from safeties and linebackers, or even cornerbacks, you can just imagine how that skill-set will be used in the NFL.

    Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores knows a thing or two about matchups. If you look at the secondary he is building down in Miami, you’ll see how Flores is trying to assemble coverage players that put him in a position to erase those kinds of mismatches. Players like Zavien Howard, Byron Jones, Eric Rowe, Nik Needham, Noah Igbinoghene, and even new faces such as Jason McCourty and Jevon Holland. Flores is putting together a secondary with a number of different options, and players with varying skill-sets, to try and negate those types of mismatches offensive coordinators try to create.

    https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/lists/2021-nfl-schedule-release-best-games/

  87. bailbondmike says:

    cant watch this, anyone with fear worshipping on their t shirt seems like a waste of time
    —————-
    geez knee jerk, he’s a comedian

    Whatever, I don’t read or watch 98% of what you post either but I don’t waste my time to respond just to say I am not going to watch it.

    • stangerx says:

      Was a funny vid. Could have read some politics into it, but much better to just appreciate for what it is.

    • David Collins says:

      didnt mean it like that, just too many fearmongerers out there for my liking, so i try to avoid them

    • David Collins says:

      and BTW< feel free to pass up the Miami Dolphins links, wont hurt my feelings

      i only posted them in the event that some fans might want to see

  88. stangerx says:

    “The Washington Football team is on the verge of signing veteran safety Bobby McCain to a one-year deal, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told multiple outlets.”

    McCain seems like a good guy…. feel sorry for him going to Dan Snyder. Wonder what the contract will be.

  89. stangerx says:

    “When you’re standing up, it’s more advantageous being able to see everything, like trying to take a snapshot of what’s going on, Then, when you’re in the three-point, obviously you’re having more leverage because you’re coming low to high. But yeah, having played both, I’m definitely comfortable doing whatever I need to do. But that’s just kind of the basis of Football 101.”
    — Jaelan Phillips, who sounds like he knows will set up in both.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      So long as Jaelan’s injury history doesn’t come back to bite him/us in the tail, he just may have been the steal of the 2021 Draft: his game is truly elite.

      Over the years, I’ve learned that injury history means a LOT when evaluating players. As such, Jaelan wasn’t even on my board. I’m rooting for him BIG TIME, and happy he remains in the 305. There’s no doubt he’s a BEAST!

      • stangerx says:

        He’s the best edge in the draft with an asterisk. 3 other guys could have gone before him…. but only would have cause of the health Qs,

      • Marinofan13 says:

        Absolutely, and without a doubt. Let’s get Jaelan to spend some time in Zach Thomas’ now legendary cryo-bath.

  90. Marinofan13 says:

    ocalarob says:
    May 15, 2021 at 7:39 am


    ——————–
    ORob in the house! Great video, breaking down what our future holds what with our decision-making.

    • David Collins says:

      that was pretty good, Thanks Orob , and MF

      • David Collins says:

        thats a good point that he made, Fuller and Waddle will open up room underneath for Devante Parker

        this offense has the makings of a high scoring offense

  91. Marinofan13 says:

    If Matt Skura can successfully rebound at the Center position (seems we’re almost betting on it), our O-Line could be a top-5 in the NFL this coming season.

    • stangerx says:

      Based on his salary wouldn’t bet on Skura being more than average. And yeah wanted us to draft a Center. And I’d be happy with all the young’uns if the OL is top-15.

  92. Randy says:

    I’d assume somebody like Phillips has experience in every stance at some point in his football life. It is basic stuff you usually learn as a kid. Even as a nose guard I’d stand up and wait until the OL got set, took a quick look and then got down in my stance…not always at all but sometimes. I’d get in a 3 point stance with my arm cocked back like I was coming out of the blocks and then power him straight into his chest….or be there in my 4 point stance waiting as the center gets over the ball like I was going for power and then whip a nasty swim move on him. There are tons of things you do to set guys up, especially when you start adding in all the stuff you do for other guys on games you run. It’s a great feeling when you know they know you can beat them.

    • stangerx says:

      Randy — as always you give a great insider’s look on line play. You did surprise me on this one by saying you played nose guard. Based on all the convos before thought you were on the OL. Or did you go both ways, so to speak? 🙂

  93. David Collins says:

    MF< i like Phillips also, i think the Dolphins nailed the draft pretty good'

    got BPA for the picks, AND got players we needed. im sure all of us would have liked to seen another guy or two we wanted, but there is enough in the draft to improve this team IMO

    with 9 home games this year, im hoping we can get 11 wins overall and make the wild card playoff round

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I honestly don’t care about home games vs away games. If we’re winners, we’re WINNERS. We should be able to win, regardless. And should we be able to make another Super Bowl appearance, we’re most likely to play away.

      If our team is good enough to pass the test, we’ll have to be road-warriors.

      Just win!

      • David Collins says:

        we def need to win on the road too, lol

        im excited to get an extra home game this year, it will help

        half the teams got 9 home games, and the other half got 8, so we lucked out this year

      • David Collins says:

        its also a break the Fins dont have to go ice skating in Buffalo in January

  94. David Collins says:

    The Dolphins took Phillips with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

    The team officially lists him as a linebacker, but he’s also learning the role of defensive lineman.

    Phillips addressed reporters on Saturday.

    Phillips said that he hasn’t had the chance to meet Hall of Famer Jason Taylor yet, but he’d love to.

    “He’s a legend,” Phillips said. “Definitely love to pick his brain and get some advice from him whenever I can meet him… I definitely remember growing up watching him play so that would be amazing to meet him for sure.”

    https://www.local10.com/sports/2021/05/15/jaelan-phillips-focuses-on-learning-several-roles-for-miami-dolphins/

  95. David Collins says:

    MF, one of the places that Miami has really struggled lately is Tampa.

    hopefully this year the Dolphins learn how to get a W , out of that god awful stadium

    • David Collins says:

      and not just lately either, its been a long time since Miami won in Tampa, if ever

      • Marinofan13 says:

        They’ve become a very strong team, seemingly overnight with the FA signing of Tom Lady* last offseason. It’s going to be a VERY difficult game to win.

        But if we can beat their asses, sky will be the limit for Tua and company.

      • David Collins says:

        i looked, Miami beat Tampa in their stadium in 1988, and in 1976, thats it

      • David Collins says:

        true that!

  96. Marinofan13 says:

    There will be surprise roster cuts from every team in the coming weeks, and presumably months.

    The one thing that ALL of us Phins fans can hope for is… NO INJURIES.

    For those who missed it (somebody posted it here a week or two ago), Ju’Wuan James got funked up for the Broncos, and will miss the entire 2021 season… and he was subsequently released by the Broncos yesterday.

    • David Collins says:

      i saw that, tough break for them
      one of the things that hurt us last year was lack of quality WR
      it was in the video above also
      Williams got injured, and all defenses had to do was double Parker, nobody was scared of Hollins and the rest

      this year will be VERY different, the Fins are loaded at WR, lol and have plenty of TE also

      Williams will have a hard time making the field this year, i dont think he or Hollins will start anymore

  97. David Collins says:

    Waddle didnt run the 40 at his pro day, and he ran a 4.37 in high school, which is incredible for a high school athlete

    but i cant find any times on him since, only some reports that he was a shade faster than Henry Ruggs, his teammate in Alabama, who ran a 4.27

    if so, he is one of the fastest WR to ever play in the league, and appears to have Mark Duper speed or better

  98. Randy says:

    stanger,
    When I played in high school….after we cleared the dinosaurs from the field…we played both ways. I much preferred playing defense over OL. Way more fun.

  99. herdfan says:

    I’m starting to like that other kind of football. ⚽️ 🥅 #goherd #collegecup

  100. Marinofan13 says:

    • David Collins says:

      its a big challenge for rookies, so much to learn, but i like this guy, he seems like he really wants to absorb it all , and be prepared to play wherever the team needs him

    • Tim Knight says:

      I like his demeanor. He seems to fit what Flores likes in players. Don’t say too much but go out and work.

  101. The Flying Pig says:

  102. bailbondmike says:

    M13, in just 30 hours TM has gotten over 2.3 mil views and added over 150K new subscribers.

    IMO, this was a VERY smart marketing investment by TM. He was being hated on by EMINEM’s fanbase, “Stans”, because others were comparing the two of them. Why not win them over with a sort of tribute and thank you to EMINEM. Afterall, EMINEM turns 50 in 2 years.

  103. Marinofan13 says:

    *tumbleweeds*

  104. steveccnv says:

    This kind of a mess, but you should be able to follow how many yards Parker had after the 1st jets game when Williams got hurt.

    Contrary to the video ORob posted, that said, Parkers numbers were inflated, because we were always playing from behind.

    Parker was great the 2nd half, when we went 5-4 after Williams went down.

    He struggled in 2020, because of Tua.

    Regular Season
    WK DATE OPPONENT RESULT W-L HI PASS HI RUSH HI REC
    1 Sun, 9/8
    vs
    BAL
    BAL
    L59-10 0-1 Fitzpatrick 185 Drake 12 Parker 75
    2 Sun, 9/15
    vs
    NE
    NE
    L43-0 0-2 Rosen 97 Drake 19 Williams 63
    3 Sun, 9/22
    @
    DAL
    DAL
    L31-6 0-3 Rosen 200 Drake 38 Williams 68
    4 Sun, 9/29
    vs
    LAC
    LAC
    L30-10 0-4 Rosen 180 Drake 44 Parker 70
    5 BYE WEEK
    6 Sun, 10/13
    vs
    WSH
    WSH
    L17-16 0-5 Fitzpatrick 132 Drake 40 Gesicki 51
    7 Sun, 10/20
    @
    BUF
    BUF
    L31-21 0-6 Fitzpatrick 282 Walton 66 Williams 82
    8 Mon, 10/28
    @
    PIT
    PIT
    L27-14 0-7 Fitzpatrick 190 Walton 35 Parker 59
    9 Sun, 11/3
    vs
    NYJ
    NYJ
    W26-18 1-7 Fitzpatrick 288 Walton 29 Gesicki 95
    10 Sun, 11/10
    @
    IND
    IND
    W16-12 2-7 Fitzpatrick 169 Ballage 43 Parker 69
    11 Sun, 11/17
    vs
    BUF
    BUF
    L37-20 2-8 Fitzpatrick 323 Ballage 9 Parker 135
    12 Sun, 11/24
    @
    CLE
    CLE
    L41-24 2-9 Fitzpatrick 214 Fitzpatrick 45 Parker 91
    13 Sun, 12/1
    vs
    PHI
    PHI
    W37-31 3-9 Fitzpatrick 365 Wilson 31 Parker 159
    14 Sun, 12/8
    @
    NYJ
    NYJ
    L22-21 3-10 Fitzpatrick 245 Fitzpatrick 65 Ford 92
    15 Sun, 12/15
    @
    NYG
    NYG
    L36-20 3-11 Fitzpatrick 279 Laird 46 Parker 72
    16 Sun, 12/22
    vs
    CIN
    CIN
    W38-35 OT 4-11 Fitzpatrick 419 Gaskin 55 Parker 111
    17 Sun, 12/29
    @
    NE
    NE
    W27-24 5-11 Fitzpatrick 320 Laird 21 Parker 137

  105. ocalarob says:

    steveccnv says:
    May 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Parker was great the 2nd half, when we went 5-4 after Williams went down.

    He struggled in 2020, because of Tua.
    _________________________________________________

    they all struggled because of tuas inability to get the ball downfield, when he was in the pocket for any length of time it looked like a boy amongst men.
    when fitz was inserted it looked like a different offense.
    can tua improve? it will take a whole lot of improvement, we shall see.

    good thing we got brissett to fall back on.

    • David Collins says:

      brisset wont see the field, Tua will be great

      Tua gets blamed for 2019 stats? he wasnt here in 2019

    • steveccnv says:

      The facts don’t lie, that’s what they show comparing Tua to Fitz.

      You could also say Parker broke out after getting away from Tannehill.

      Facts vs projection

  106. Mike E. says:

    Good morning Dolphins fans!! I’m really excited to see our team this season.

  107. David Collins says:

    Orob , we are painfully aware You hate Tua and the Dolphins, but Brisset is not the answer at QB for Miami

    he only completed 25 percent of his passes last season, which was his 5th season in the NFL

    Tua exceeded that in his rookie year!

    if you are confident in a guy like Jacoby that had a terrible 5th season, then You should be on board with TUa, who did much better than that as a ROOKIE coming off a major hip injury

    lets see where Tua is after his fifth season

  108. David Collins says:

    i wish i had put a penny in a 5 gallon bucket every time he bitched about Tua

    i could take the bucket to a coinstar machine every month and turn it into at least $50 a month, thats $6000 a year, minus the coinsource fees, lol

  109. steveccnv says:

    Leaning towards screw STs WRs, want to keep Parker, Fuller, Waddle, Williams, Wilson and Bowden or Foster

    With that much depth we won’t have to worry too much week to week about injuries

  110. Mike E. says:

    I think I’m going to enjoy the offense this season, but the defense is what I really want to see.

    • David Collins says:

      do we have a top ten defense, in your opinion?

      • Mike E. says:

        I think we should. We have one of the best secondaries and they added talent there. Ogbah was good in the beginning of the season to the middle but teams focused on him and took him out. They won’t be able to do that with Phillips in the mix. I’d also like to see if AVG can make an even bigger impact, and maybe Biegel too.

      • David Collins says:

        awesome , hopefully we can continue getting alot of turnovers also

    • Rockphin says:

      Improved special teams will be the best indicator since the quality of ST is often equated with the depth of the team.

      • stangerx says:

        This team is deep. One thing we have at this point in the build up. Got quality to come in no matter who goes down.

  111. Rockphin says:

    Are we a top 10 defense? I say we have the talent and potential to be. Last season we were 6th in points allowed 20th in yards allowed, first in take aways, 2nd in passing TD’s 16th in rushing yards.

    We were a bend don’t break opportunistic defense last year. I think if they can stay healthy, the team will be better with the younguns getting more coaching and practice.

    We spent so many years trying to match up against NE and now we need to worry more about Buff.

    • Mike E. says:

      We strengthened the middle with Jenkins and McKinney as well as re-signing Elandon Roberts. I don’t think we’ll be as easy to run on and Phillips helps there too. Maybe Jevon Holland makes a big impact as a slot corner and safety. I like Needham, I think he’s a gamer. Maybe not the most talented guy but an overachiever. I like guys like that.

      • Rockphin says:

        yeah, when he came in and won the spot as a rookie I was against the move. It seemed any time there was a big play it was over him. Then as the season progressed you could see, ACTUALLY SEE in real time his improvement. He is a plugger. Maybe never be a star but always a good team contributor

    • stangerx says:

      We are a top ten D, or at least should be. Not your grandfather’s version though. Could end up we are among the leaders in points allowed but not yards, just like last year. It’s the Pat’s scheme.

  112. stangerx says:

    We should be spinning the heads in opposing secondaries.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0y26QzX0AEOBDM?format=jpg&name=small

  113. Tim Knight says:

    Other than a couple of concussions, what injury history does Jaelan Phillips have? He played last year with no issues so I’m not sure we should be concerned about anything from the past. Lots of football players get their bell rung.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Okay I see he had ankle and wrist injuries at UCLA. Hopefully that’s nothing lingering and he’s a stronger man now.

  114. Ken says:

    10/24 vs Falcons is looking like the Fest game. I am looking forward to seeing the crew then

    • stangerx says:

      Whatever the date hope a bunch of people come. Been a lot of folks we’ve been looking to be there for years. And it doesn’t cost that much for one of the greatest times of the year.

  115. Marinofan13 says:

  116. Mike E. says:

    If anyone wants to go the Fest, but hasn’t yet voted, please do so on the poll right under last year’s schedule. Thank you! The sooner we have a date the easier it will be to start making travel plans for everyone, including those people who live in the great state of FLA.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      I voted for my preference , but no clue if will be able to travel without a post trip quarantine yet …. will touch base when we get the okay

      • Mike E. says:

        I was explaining this to Dana earlier. How long do they expect that to go on? It’s nuts!

      • manitobafinfan says:

        No clue… province just re closed restaurants, gyms and patios last weekend up to June 1 so far … still have to quarantine 2 weeks if we go to another province … no word on if, when, how they plan to ease those never mind internationally

      • stangerx says:

        Things have turned around from when we had it and you guys didn’t. You folks getting vaccinated? Seems that the solution on this.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Stanger : Yes WE have 1st shots a week ago .. vaccination rate is less than 50% provincial… talking 75% with 40% 2nds before they EASE restrictions

  117. Mike E. says:

    Mike Florio just can’t help himself with this . . . Honestly, I love to listen to WQAM to get a fix of Dolphins but man do I hate that Joe Rose freaking loves this guy. I am beyond tired of hearing his bullshit about DeShaun Watson to the Dolphins. I think it’s a pile of steaming crap and he should just drop it already. Anyway, just my take . . .
    https://dolphinstalk.com/2021/05/16/mike-florio-on-a-deshaun-watson-post-settlement-trade-to-miami-or-philly/

    • stangerx says:

      Watson is gonna get a year of sit out. Not saying will happen, but only possible like that is Rodgers.

    • Marinofan13 says:

      I’ve stated it since day one on Omar’s blog (SS): Mike Florio is a punk.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m tired of it too and I don’t want drama with our team. We’ve had enough over the years and this team is in a good place now building the right way. Stay the course.

  118. manitobafinfan says:

    NO ONE outside of the household is allowed in either house or backyard … max group of 5 outdoors (parks) allowed

    • stangerx says:

      But from what you said before sounds like Canada will be well vaccinated by the time the Fest comes. Travel protocols will reflect that.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I am hoping so … it has been a slow go getting needles into arms so far …

  119. Tim Knight says:

    Tua’s arm strength is more than adequate. To me his issue last year was not being 100% physically or mentally and it’s not like we had the best personnel. This offense is still being built. He showed that he can make NFL throws a bunch of times. Now that he’s healthy and able to get stronger physically, he needs his confidence in himself at 100%. I expect a much improved Tua this year. We’re also doing our best to put better players not just around him, but anyone that has to play QB. All QBs need good players around them to succeed. That’s obvious.

  120. Tim Knight says:

    This dude comes off as a pretty serious guy and not someone you’d want to piss off. LOL
    https://www.miamidolphins.com/video/t-liam-eichenberg-talks-2021-rookie-minicamp-press-conference

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I love that we came away with an OT in the first couple of rounds

      I think this guy is going to make an immediate impact

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep! He reminds of the type of OL the Pats would draft. Serious and no nonsense. I saw him in an interview pre-draft on NFLN and he came off to me as someone who doesn’t like silly questions and is a hard-nosed type of person and player.

  121. Tim Knight says:

    I like this guy and will be rooting for him. It’s interesting that he was given so much money guaranteed for a UDFA to make sure we got him. The coaches must see something in him.
    https://www.miamidolphins.com/video/g-robert-jones-talks-2021-rookie-minicamp-press-conference

  122. Tim Knight says:

    Drafting TE Hunter Long in the 3rd round is an obvious sign that we want to be strong at the position. The theme I get from prospects we’ve drafted and vet FAs we’ve signed since Grier and Flores attached themselves at the hip are, smart guys who love football. Of course talent is a big part of it, but I see a lot of mental toughness and intelligence being a priority. Nobody shoots off their mouth saying I’m great or I need this or that. MFF was an example of that and he’s gone. They’re all workers who want to improve their craft. We don’t acquire me type players.
    https://www.miamidolphins.com/video/te-hunter-long-talks-2021-rookie-minicamp-press-conference

  123. Ken says:

    No quarantine necessary in Connecticut if you are vaccinated. I suspect by October that will be the rule nationwide. I can’t speak for Canada though

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Each province is mandating their own over and above federal.. Manitoba seems strictest.. problem is we are 60 miles from US border, and 90 miles to Ontario border, neither we can cross and a LOT of Winnipeg people have cottages just inside Ontario… not a lot of room to move around. North is wide open but nothing up there …

      • Ken says:

        How are cases there? Numbers in the states seem to be stabilizing. The vaccine seems to have made a big impact. Travel is coming back. I am actually about to book our first vacation to the islands since 2019

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Remember we are a city of 1 million and province max 2 mil(guesses) current cases 491 new cases Friday , 1010 deaths , 36700 recovered …

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Here is officials :

        Family Home.
        The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.3 per cent provincially and 14.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 534 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 532 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 45,149.

  124. Tim Knight says:

    What if Myles Gaskin is a guy who is better than we thought?
    College Stats:
    https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/myles-gaskin-1.html

    NFL Stats:
    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GaskMy00.htm

    He’s 24 years old and still playing his ass off. Maybe we found special in the 7th round in 2019. Maybe we like Ahmed and the addition of Brown too. Doaks has to work hard to be #4. But he looks the part.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I actually looked at Gaskin extensively his junior year at Washington

      I thought he would come out then and thought highly of him

      But he stayed in another year

      And then it’s gets to be a lot of wear and tear on the tires
      You can see how his YPC decreased

      But that said, it would not be off the wall or Gaskin to play like a day 1 or 2 talent in this league

      I’m pretty convinced he would have been drafted higher if he came out as a junior

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Basically he’s better than most people think

      I just think we can use more talent at the position
      Still holding out hope we sign a vet

      There’s a lot of time to add a RB between now and week 1

  125. ocalarob says:

    why does everyone want to see the 4-12 Falcons when we can see the 11-5 colts?

    doesn’t make sense.

  126. Ken says:

    In an ideal world Gaskins is a specialty back. A 3rd down and pass catcher which is where I think he excels

    • The Flying Pig says:

      He’s a little more talented than just a scat back type

      For me my question has always been whether he will hold up
      He had a lot of carries on college

      • steveccnv says:

        ^

        He’s an all around back, he’s just a little light

      • steveccnv says:

        …so he isn’t going to log 300 carries and why we have 4 backs to share the load.

        Backs will be used based on matchup, just like other positions other than QB, OL, and CB

  127. steveccnv says:

    Was at VGK game today, still looking for first playoff goal for

  128. steveccnv says:

    With 7 minutes left the Lightning score to make it 4-4, every playoff game so far has gone to OT

  129. olddolphan says:

    YOU DIDN”T THINK THESE GUYS (the Bolts) WERE JUST GOING TO roll over and PLAY DEAD DID YOU??? DOWN 6 injured players a week ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the historic first playoff game ever played against the Florida Panthers with a heart-pounding come-from-behind 5-4 win in a raucous BB&T Arena in Sunrise. Braydon Point’s breakaway goal with just over a minute to play was THE WINNER!!!
    —————–
    THIS PLAYOFF CONTEST was BETTER than any single playoff game I saw in last season’s Stanley Cup winning performance by Tampa Bay. IT HAD EVERYTHING!!! But WHO would have thought that the two best Russian goalies in the NHL would give up a total of 9 goals??–NOT ME!!
    —————-
    GOTTA walk the greyhound and get my ugly rest!!
    Might take a couple of extra minutes to fall asleep tonight!
    KUCHEROV MISSES THE ENTIRE SEASON and scores 2 goals tonight!
    WOW!!!

  130. steveccnv says:

    Lol, because some U75 said so

    • steveccnv says:

      Don’t even think the 2020 FAs we signed were a mistake.

      They helped get us to 10-6, if that’s a mistake so be it.

      Flores wants to improve on issues we had in 2020, he felt the best way to do that was getting rid of KVN, Lawson and others.

      Some of the issues came from week 17, not sure how he could’ve known what Buffalo turned into before the season.

      If the 2021 FA class helps get us to a better record I’ll consider that a success too

  131. Ken says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    May 16, 2021 at 9:55 pm
    He’s a little more talented than just a scat back type

    For me my question has always been whether he will hold up
    —————
    Which really makes him a 3rd down or rotational back imo.

    • steveccnv says:

      3rd down back suggests he can’t run between the tackles, but that isn’t the case.

      Rotational back is what he is.

      This isn’t 1990 most teams use a rotational backfield

  132. David Collins says:

    Has anyone watched the game changer, on Netflix?

    it has 3 former Dolphins on it , and its about how athletes get alot more performance from their bodies with changes in their diet

    we arent athletes like the Fins, but we also can get huge benefits from committing to a healthier diet

    it doesnt seem fun at first, but after only 2 days, im feeling 10 years younger on it, and now it seems easy and sustainable

  133. Ken says:

    I look at Gaskins as Tony Nathan 2.0. He does a little bit of everything and does it well but is not really a feature back

    • David Collins says:

      thats actually a good compare , that described Nathan well

    • steveccnv says:

      Quite the praise, Nathan was a he’ll of a back, but didn’t really run between the tackles like Gaskin does.

      Saw a film study yesterday on Gaskin where the guy was saying how he’s always fighting for the extra yard and falling forward when brought down.

      Think the praise was a bit much, but it did show it happening quite a bit, so he does run well between the tackles.

      Why do we need a feature back? Most teams don’t have one.

      With a feature back you tend to run the ball too much, which wears the back down by year’s end, then when he gets hurt and misses a few games you’re screwed.

      Of course there’s some exceptions with Henry, but he’s a generational type RB, even Zeke, Cook, Barkley and other feature backs are hurt a lot

      • Ken says:

        Don’t get me wrong Steve I love Gaskins. I love how hard he plays but I don’t want to see him running between the tackles 15 times a game because I think he won’t be able to take the pounding but I like him on the field in critical downs and I love him as a pass catcher

  134. David Collins says:

    Five Days, Five Ironmans: EPIC5 Launches On May 5 On Kauai

    On May 5 Jason Lester and Richard Roll will swim, ride and run into an exploit no human has attempted: five Ironman-distance triathlons in five days. That’s 560 miles of cycling, 12 miles of swimming and 131 miles of running. Lester, 35, and Roll, 44, will will do each stage on a different Hawaiian island.

    they are game changers, a healthy diiet allows them to complete 5 ironmans in a week, something never attempted before

  135. steveccnv says:

    Tua taking the next step:

    Expect to see more of a Josh Allen type of year 1 to year 2 jump, then an Allen year 2 to year 3 jump this year.

    He should be better just, because the team is better. The D seems to have sured up 4 of its biggest weaknesses. The O it’s biggest weaknesses in WR and OL.

    Don’t expect Tua to be a gunslinger or anything close, expect him to throw a lot of quick hitting slants and some Waddle bubble screens, then the occasional deep ball with some intermediate passes mixed in. Bread and butter will be the slant and other quick short passes.

    Week 1 may be a struggle going against Belicheat, but as the weeks go on expect to see him pick it up quite nicely. D may be the key to victory week 1, can’t let Cam and the RBs run wild like last year.

    Brady was spoon fed early in his career, expect Tua to get the same.

    We saw Tua last year take us to the verge of the playoffs, this year he should get us there, but his career will be defined by if he can take us further.

    Really looking forward to seeing how our dual OCs change the O to fit Tua’s strengths. It will have as much to do with this year’s success as anything else.

    We saw NE in year’s past use a quick passing game as a running game effectively, expect to see that with Tua, if needed

  136. steveccnv says:

    We know Tua had issues last year pulling the trigger, but don’t think it’s a one fix solution.

    We’ve heard his height/low release point and weak arm was said to be the issue, but combine that with the mental part of the game and his hip injury and think that describes it a little better.

    The weak arm should be good enough with another year of hip healing allowing him to get more torque, he’s been working on release point, so those things should be better, that leaves the mental part.

    At Bama it was a strength and allowed him to succeed, the NFL however is a lot different, very few have actually mastered it, but once they have, they’ve become elite.

    Tua’s road to success will depend on his ability to quickly read a D and go through his progressions like he did at Bama.

    The physical stuff don’t think will be a problem, because his quick release and accuracy are superb.

    Keep hearing how he’s working with his receivers in the offseason and that’s great, but what is he doing about the mental part?

    Tua has everything he needs to be great, can he master the mental part? If not it won’t be for lack of effort

  137. steveccnv says:

    Glad we didn’t draft him

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·
    May 15
    #Jaguars coach Urban Meyer told reporters that first-round RB Travis Etienne will take all of his minicamp reps at WR. “Worst case scenario you have a running back that’s elite with receiver skills,” Meyer said. Similar, it seems, to Le’Veon Bell in his prime.

  138. bailbondmike says:

    Awake with JP, feels like this one is directed toward one of our blog posters. LOL

  139. stangerx says:

    At Bama Waddle averaged 9.8 yards after the catch per reception.

    Tua had a completion percentage of 74%, 137.9 passer rating and 16.6 yards per completion when throwing to Waddle.

    • steveccnv says:

      He could have the same in the NFL if we played the jets every week

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s all impressive but it was still college and Alabama. What we need to see this year is a stronger Tua and a more confident Tua. The rehabbing and lack of reps last year won’t be an issue this year. I think he’ll perform on a much higher level this season.

      • stangerx says:

        Patch together those numbers and sorta gives you an idea of what Tua was used to and why we saw what we saw last year. A whole bunch of hard and accurate throws inside 10 yards. He was waiting for Waddle to catch one and break it.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think a lot of it was he didn’t want to make mistakes and I don’t think he was a 100% confident in his body. That’s why I think we will see a different beast this season. Tua threw plenty of impressive passes down the field beyond 10 yards last year, but we also had pass pro issues and separation issues at WR. I think both of those issues should be better this year. The entire offense should be better this year.

      • stangerx says:

        I’m pretty happy by those numbers. Have visions of Tua’s passes from last year going for serious yardage. And he doesn’t have to change a thing on them.

        Get that interior threat going and should open up the options deeper, especially with a guy like Fuller there. And with those threats in place all of a sudden Parker isn’t doubled all the time.

  140. David Collins says:

    Tua had some deep passes that were dropped by grant, i can think of one that would have been a really long TD

    and also that long pass that Tua hit williams, but Williams couldnt keep his feet , or that ones to the house too

    better playmakers would have finished those two plays , and many more, this time Tua has alot of weapons , and is stronger , we should see a dramatic improvement

    • stangerx says:

      The O had better improve cause it is better stocked, including 2 break-it WRs, a new OL guy and the 3 rooks there have a year under their belt.

      Tua can play the exact same and the O is better. But obviously we are hoping for more than that from him.

    • David Collins says:

      Jordan Scarlett, RB and former FL gator got coaches mention

      • Tim Knight says:

        Wow!!! I know it’s college and a highlight film but he looks good. Why hasn’t he been able to stick with NFL teams after being a 5th round pick 3 years ago?

      • David Collins says:

        he had this guy named Christian Mcaffrey he couldnt beat out

      • Tim Knight says:

        I just read that he got banged up his rookie season in week 12 with knee and ankle injuries and was then waived in the offseason. Caught on with the Lions as a PS squad player in 2020 and then we signed him earlier this year. So maybe he can bring something to the table. The way he plays I’m sure he’ll compete and give it his all.

      • David Collins says:

        we didnt really have to give anything up to give him a chance, if it works out good, the Fins will look like geniuses, lol

        if not, just another name that came and went

  141. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I agree on the potential of the offense being better and it should be. But we’re still pretty young so it might not be where we expect it to be right out of the gate.

    • stangerx says:

      I didn’t think the offense was all that good last year. So low bar for better for me. And am expecting it.

  142. David Collins says:

    Jordan Scarlett has an amazing amount of power for his size, not sure if i could call him a powerback, but i see why he got FLO’s attention

    he doesnt go down on the first hit, thats for sure

  143. David Collins says:

    Jordan Scarlett will get his first chance to start at RB

    he had NO chance behind Mcaffrey, welcome to the crowd, nobody can beat out Mcaffrey IMO

    • Tim Knight says:

      He was 3rd on the depth chart as a rookie with the Panthers before getting hurt and then waived during the summer. Nobody was expecting him to beat out McCaffrey. LOL

  144. stangerx says:

    With Fuller, Waddle, Parker and Gesicki on the field at once.am thinking we will see a lot of zone Ds this year. Helps contain the big plays but not so good at stopping the catch.

  145. David Collins says:

    Flo says the players will determine their role on the team, its up to them

    this year should be alot more competitive than last year, its not going to easy to get a starting position in Miami, it has to be earned, against players that are very talented

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yep! That’s how Gaskin, Preston Williams, Seiler and a few others earned their roles. They earned it.

    • stangerx says:

      I think the starting positions are already pretty much set. Exceptions would be right side of the OL and maybe C, one S and slot CB.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Probably but that’s what I like about Flores, he doesn’t care about your status, it’s about performance. We have more top shelf talent now but also more depth that will work itself out on the practice field and then in games.

  146. steveccnv says:

    I would bet 2+ months before the draft they asked Tua what WR he wanted and why, and he responded 100% Waddle, because of the attention he garners and his take it to the house speed/moves on any play

    • Tim Knight says:

      There were some rumblings that Waddle is the reason we wanted to get back to #6. There were some pundits that thought if Waddle was healthy last year he would have put up numbers that would have him ahead of Chase. We obviously had him ahead of Sewell because we took him instead. However anyone wants to look at it. I think we wanted a shot at Pitts, Chase and Waddle and they all went 4, 5 and 6 with Sewell at 7.

      Waddle is a Tyreek Hill type of talent. I’ll take that type of player on my team any day. They demand attention from defenses or it’s 6 points.

      • steveccnv says:

        I agree, but think Pitts going at 4 was inconceivable at the time we traded down to 6.

        Taking Long at 81 tells me they had interest in Pitts

      • David Collins says:

        agreed, and Hill is a good comparison, imo

      • David Collins says:

        maybe, but i never thought the Fins had a chance at Pitts at 6, hes too good for that

        in any event, Tua gets his Bama teammate, and it should be good, real good

        Long was simply too good to pass up that late in the draft, he led the nation in catches

      • Tim Knight says:

        You mean Long lead the nation in catches for a TE.

      • David Collins says:

        yes, thank You

  147. Tim Knight says:

  148. wyoming85 says:

    • stangerx says:

      He’s a UDFA the Saints cut, apparently for failing his physical. Sounds like PS at best…. and probably as a safety .

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah these aren’t premium additions just that DBs are paramount in our defense.

      • stangerx says:

        No doubt they love their DBs. Wouldn’t be shocked if Flores unveiled his new 1-0-10 scheme this season.

      • Tim Knight says:

        LOL @ Stanger.

        We’ve seen the 1-10 defense with the Amoeba formation with one down lineman, but it’s usually 4-5 LBs and 5-6 DBs.

  149. Tim Knight says:

    We continue to add competition in the secondary. No doubt DBs are primary elements in our defense.

  150. herdfan says:

  151. wyoming85 says:

    • David Collins says:

      i think its cool there are always palm trees in the background, lol

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think it’s cool so many players showed up. They are self motivated players who want to make this team and win. Even some of them who know they’ll make the team showed up including Tua. 🙂

  152. wyoming85 says:

  153. Rockphin says:

    GUMP! What is your sole purpose in this army!?
    To do what ever you tell me Drill Sargent!
    Damn It, Private Gump, you are a gifted genius! That’s the most outstanding answer I’ve ever heard! You know, you must have a damn I.Q. of 160! Geeze you are damn gifted Private Gump.

  154. Mike E. says:

    Gotta love the amount of guys that came to work! Gotta love this team, and it’s HC!

  155. olddolphan says:

    SOME OF YOU may already have noticed that FAU now has someone in a major sports Hall of Fame. Yesterday, when Kobe and some others were inducted into the pro basketball HOF, itwas announced that FAU’s Yolanda Griffith had likewise been inducted for her amazing achievements in the WNBA. Early on, she accepted a scholarship to play college ball at IOWA. But the birth of her first child caused her to reconsider. Her decision to instead come to Florida Atlantic’s fledgling women’s program was a boon to all parities involved.Eventually, she was drafted in the 1st round of the WNBA draft and was selected by the Sacramento Monarchs. She won the “Newcomer of the Year” Award her rookie season. A few years later she was named the league’s MVP, both during the regular season AND THE PLAYOFFS!! The Monarchs won their only WNBA Championship during that season, vaulting Yolanda into the League’s upper echelon of players. Her career was shortened to seven seasons due to an injury. However, she was named ALL-PRO first team in five of those seven seasons. Currently, she’s an assistant coach at SUNY Albany, a job she enjoys very much.

    BRAVO TO YOU, YOLANDA GRIFFITH!!

  156. Rockphin says:

    A month ago, Dolphins players stood in solidarity with the NFL Players’ Association, releasing a statement that said they would skip voluntary workouts at the team facility this offseason for health and safety concerns.

    But on Monday, more than 70 Dolphins players backtracked on their initial notion by reporting to Dolphins facility for the second phase of the voluntary offseason program on Monday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel confirmed.

    According to NFL Network, the influx of Dolphins players came as a “result of a negotiation between the players and coach Brian Flores to lower the exertion level. Accordingly, players showed up to learn.”

    “It was a good amount of us,” Gaskin said to reporters after Monday’s session.

    “I know we’ve been having these Zoom meetings. Guys were excited to get out there, walk through. It was very slow pace. But just getting in that huddle, having somebody call plays, it’s different than just reading off flash cards.”

  157. pheloniusphish says:

    Is there a picture of Wilkins anywhere that shows him him not smiling or laughing? That is one happy dude.

  158. Marinofan13 says:

    Interesting experiment… wonder what would have happened had they done this in Denver…

    • steveccnv says:

      Nothing noticeable

      Playing golf in Tahoe at 6300 feet above sea level didn’t notice anything different with distance

      • Marinofan13 says:

        But your golf balls weren’t filled with helium, were they? LOL

        I get what you’re saying, though: likely no difference regarding the venue. I’m going to start watching some of these punters and kickers, though. BIG difference when punting air vs helium.

      • Marinofan13 says:

        “Air time” is the same (that makes scientific sense), but the distance is increased.

  159. steveccnv says:

    Don’t think 70 of 90 showing up is a lot. Players on rookie contracts, the fodder 37 (90 – 53), rookies and new players should all attend, that leaves 20 vets, that didn’t show up.

    This solidarity not showing up is a ploy by the union to make these voluntary workouts really voluntary

    • Tim Knight says:

      Ba hum bug!!!! LOL

      • steveccnv says:

        Just saying the guys that better show up or else did, those that didn’t have to didn’t.

        You guys read a U75 article and let him decide what’s good, I read it and decide for myself🤪

  160. D says:

    If the helium balls has wind to the back it will go further if wind is to the face it will be shorter. The helium will allow it to float some, but like I said you would have to have the right conditions or it could be worse because wind would affect its accuracy and against the wind it would be shorter

    • David Collins says:

      if You shot it out of a cannon at supersonic speeds with helium gas pressure,’

      when it breaks the speed of sound it will make a much higher pitch sound, versus supersonic with air pressure

      but i fear all we are doing, is giving belicheat some ideas, lol

  161. ocalarob says:

    I’m impressed with Gaskin and his demeanor,

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  163. David Collins says:

    Harris MIGHT win a pro bowl someday, but he has zero yards so far, he also could be another Benny Snell

    only time will tell, but to put him over a former pro bowler? i dont agree with that

    but its just an opinion list, not a big deal

  164. steveccnv says:

    Before Josh Allen overcame his accuracy issues last year he was just a little better than average.

    Tua comes across as much smarter than Allen, so no reason he can’t figure out how to read the D like he did at Bama.

    Another reason Allen was so unstoppable was the way holding was called ( or wasn’t), if it’s called back to the 2019 standard he should come back to the pack some.

    Would figure though they’d leave it the same as last year to give us the finger for another decade.

    Over 10 years ago after Belicheat’s D mugged the Colts receivers in the AFC Championship game and they bitched about it, causing the 5 yard chuck to be enforced and Brady to be near unstoppable…we may have another enforcement change that benefits a division rival

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Allen has a cannon for an arm

      One of the biggest reasons for his success is the addition to Diggs who stretches the field for him

      I don’t really view Allen as a QB who dissects the defense, I think defenses have no choice but to give him room underneath and that paired with his ability to still hit targets downfield (Diggs) is what really helps him

      Not calling holding, as you said, certainly helped his game

  165. steveccnv says:

    The Fins better be good against the run, because the schedule is brutal according to everyone’s fav Brian Miller.

    We play 14 teams this year 45% of the league and 9 of the top 20 RBs also 45%, so I’m pretty sure that’s about the average number of top 20 RBs every team faces.

    You could say we face Henry, so it should be weighted some, but still not brutal.

    Only 9 rushers had 1k yards last year one of which was Lamar Jackson.

    Of course we need to be better than we were last year against the run and why we traded for McKinney, but let’s not sensationalize it based on opponent

  166. steveccnv says:

    This site is a dog this morning, we need a page turn.

    Is there a way to reduce the number of posts per page?

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  175. stangerx says:

    Is there some kind of science to the page turn or more a keep poking at the wall with a little hammer Shawshank Redemption thing?

  176. The Flying Pig says:

    When you try to force a Page turn

  177. sb7mvp says:

    I used to know a lady named Paige Turner.

  178. Mike E. says:

    Mostert was an alternate in the Pro Bowl. In any case, he’s nothing special

    • David Collins says:

      agreed, he hasnt accomplished as much in the NFL as Najee harris has

      it was somebodys opinion

      • David Collins says:

        was sarcasm

        but you missed the point,
        i didnt say Mostert was the best RB in the NFL , i said he was the fastest, and a former pro bowler alternate to be specific in 2019

        i also dont think Harris is the fastest, nor do i think he has accomplished anything at all in the NFL yet

        he does have upside, but so did Benny SNell, that did NOT work out, Benny SNell is a bust IMO

        so until Harris gets a pro bowl alternate at minimum, he is not as good as Mostert yet

        we all know Harris will never be as fast as him

        but either way, neither of them play for Miami, so its not really important overall

    • Ken says:

      Mostert is a stud if he can stay healthy

      • David Collins says:

        true
        he can turn on the jets in open field, and nobody can catch him

        he was the only player in the NFL over the last few years, clocked at over 23 MPH during a game

      • David Collins says:

        against the JEts, lol
        80 yard TD, 23 MPH, First play of the game

  179. pheloniusphish says:

    First?

  180. stangerx says:

    “I just needed to get up out of Seattle, to be honest. Florida is Florida, so everything’s open. And just the weather. I mean, I got an apartment here. I’m not trying to – I’m not paying for an apartment not to stay there. So I have my other reasons for myself and obviously, help me learn the playbook being on-site. I mean, we got everything you need here, but there’s definitely a mix of football and just trying to get up – I was living at my parents’ house, so you know how that goes. It’s cool and all until they want you to clean a bathroom or something. (laughter)”
    — Myles Gaskins on why he showed up to OTAs….. dude tells it like it is.

    • steveccnv says:

      Seems like he needs to turn on his filter, TMI

      • steveccnv says:

        And maybe mature a little bit, like why the F should his mother have to wipe his ass?

        I’ve got the same issue in my house with adult children slobs

      • stangerx says:

        Seems like he never watched Bull Durham and caught Crash’s advice on how to handle the media.

  181. stangerx says:

    Phins “gave up over 100 yards rushing nine times last year total but also gave up 99, 98, and 94 yards rushing as well.” (from Brian Miler)

    That’s 12 games. Only 16 in the season last year. Maybe it is all part of the bend and don’t break.

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