Preseason Finale – Game 3 – Dolphins @ Bengals

This is it folks! Last game of the 2021 Preseason. Coach Flores has already put it out there most starters will sit so this is the opportunity for all those players on the roster bubble to make their case to be on the 53. It’s also a good chance to see what the depth looks like because during a season, injuries always rear their ugly head and you need solid depth to stay ahead during the season.

Jacoby Brissett will most likely see a fair amount of action and it’s important for him to show he knows the offense and can run the team in Tua’s absence. There’s always the question as to whether the Dolphins will carry 2 or 3 QB’s, my guess would be just 2. Reid Sinnett will end up on the PS and give the Dolphins another precious roster spot. Recent moves have made the WR depth much clearer. The Dolphins placed 2nd year WR Lynn Bowden Jr. on IR ending his season. The Dolphins also waived WR’s Robert Foster and Isaiah Ford. Veteran Allen Hurns was placed on IR earlier so the only bodies left are Will Fuller (Inactive Week 1), DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson, Jaylen Waddle,Preston Williams, Mack Hollins, Jakeem Grant, Kirk Merritt and Malcolm Perry. 9 WR’s , 6 for week 1. One has to go and I feel it will be Malcolm Perry. WIll the big bodied and oft injured Williams hold off equally as large and ace ST’s player Mack Hollins? I don’t think so. Merritt has had a strong preseason so he has a leg up, but there is still game 3 for Perry to change that. However, it looks very much like we’ll have Parker, Wilson, Waddle, Hollins, Grant and Merritt for the first game against the Patriots.

I expect us to carry 4 TE’s, Gesicki, Shaheen, Long and probably Smythe due to his blocking abilities. Myarick could steal his spot, and who knows, maybe it’s Shaheen that gets cut, but it sure seemed like they like Shaheen. Cethan carter also earn as a spot as an H-back/FB/TC, or maybe Long goes on IR because of his injury.

At RB, I think we’ll carry 4 into the regular season, the clear choices right now are the first 3, Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed and Malcolm Brown. After that it’s a real tossup as to whether 2021 7th RD pick rookie Gerrid Doaks makes it, or veteran Patrick Laird or a surprise like Jordan Scarlett. Game 3 will probably have a lot to say about which guy makes it!

On the O-line, still not decided (as far as we know), but I’m sticking with my prediction of Jackson-Kindley-Deiter-Hunt-Eichenberg. Still possible that either Eichenberg starts at LG over Kindley and Jesse Davis starts at RT but I believe it will be the former. Jermaine Eluemunor has also been released. You have to figure we carry at least if not 9 OL so the aforementioned 5 plus Davis, Skura, Little and either Coleman or Pankey.

On defense, despite not seeing a lot of Jaelan Phillips, I still think he’s going to be a major part of our defense. AVG looks ready to be right where he left off last season, and that’s a good thing. I really love our depth at LB with AVG, Baker, McKinney, Phillips, Roberts, Eguavoen, Riley, Biegel. Not sure if Griffin makes that final cut, especially since Roberts has been activated.

On the DL we have the usual Wilkins-Davis-Ogbah, followed by Sieler, Jenkins, Butler and Strowbridge. More than likely that last spot will be up for grabs between Jason Strowbridge and Jonathan Ledbetter, unless we carry 8 DL, which is possible. Benito Jones is still in the mix but Tyshun Render was moved to LB where he faces tough odds against the previously mentioned group.

The Dolphins strong secondary will be led by All-Pro Xavien Howard and Byron Jones at CB along with Nik Needham who refuses to give ground to 2020 1st RD pick Noah Igbinoghene. Good on Needham, who just keeps working hard! The safety group looks Rowe and impressive rookie Jevon Holland, followed by vet Jason McCourty, Clayton Fejedelem (ST’s ace), Brandon Jones (2020 3rd RD pick), Jamal Perry and Nate WIlliams. Probably 4 will make it here among the safeties with 6 CB’s. Perry and Williams are as good as gone leaving perhaps a battle between Fejedelem and Jones or we carry 5 safeties. CB’s should be Howard, Jones, Needham, Igbinoghene, Coleman, McCourty who can play both CB/S

Special teams will be standout PK Jason Sanders as well as newly acquired P Michael Palardy. Jakeem Grant and Jaylen Waddle as well as Noah Igbinoghene will handle the return duties. Long snapper Blake Ferguson returns.

There will always be some surprise cuts, some of the players I have making the roster won’t and some I have being cut won’t get cut. It’s fun to see how things shape up, let’s just hope that injuries don’t make these decisions for the team.

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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2,318 Responses to Preseason Finale – Game 3 – Dolphins @ Bengals

  1. wyoming85 says:

    ALL teachers follow the same protocol!

  2. ocalarob says:

    one thing we are not short on is rec’s, we have a studded cast of rec’s, i think they only kept 3 RBs to afford the extra rec’s, our OL is thin also.

    • steveccnv says:

      Think it was to allow a spot for Cethan, who we should see in 12 and 13 personnel and his important role on STs

      We saw him against the Bears on running plays, but don’t recall what he did

      Smythe, Long and Cethan in 13 personnel could be a nice weapon, especially games we have issues running

  3. Rockphin says:

    I forget which beat writer wrote about it earlier this offseason, but one of them posted and article that Miami is reaching the stage in their talent acquisition that they will not be signing UDFA’s because of the quality of depth they are achieving through the draft.

    Whomever it was, they were wrong again this year.

    Robert Jones and Trill Williams beat our veterans to grab spots on the 53. Good for them!

    I hope they do more than that. Keep on working on your trade young fellas. Making the 53 is the beginning not the goal!

    • Krishna says:

      You build through finding new young talent and repeat year after year through draft and UDFAs. 2nd contract veterans are typically not building blocks.

  4. Rockphin says:

    Jones can play guard and tackle, and Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy said this summer that he didn’t see much difference between his tape and 2020 Dolphins second-round pick Robert Hunt’s college tape and predicted Jones “will play in the league a long time” because he’s “physical and tough.”

  5. bailbondmike says:

    Steve’s right, it was a Dick move.

    You do know that people with the vax can catch and spread just like the unvax. That is a proven fact. Another fact is over 50% of the unvax have had COVID and have stronger antibodies than most of those who got the vax. That % is actually much higher as there are many unvax who don’t know they already have the antibodies unless they get tested as was the case with me.

    I have not gotten the vax and will not get the vax. My choice, but I am more probably more protected than you.

    You brainwash yourself with your own assumptions.

  6. bailbondmike says:

    Trill Williams looks like one of them who can play both CB and safety. Versatile.

  7. ok Wyoming, i wont ask questions to you anymore, if you feel that is a dick move

    but dont ask questions to me either, cause thats a dick move now, lol

  8. son of a son of a shula says:

    Bbm, Coleman went on IR he didn’t get released

  9. bailbondmike says:

    Brandon Powell was not a WR I thought we would target for the PS. A small waterbug slot WR with a little speed but not great speed. Maybe an upgrade over Perry but has not produced much so far in the NFL.

  10. maybe we should stick to football, lol

    just a dick suggestion,,,

  11. Rockphin says:

    Scrolling scrolling scrolling, keep that finger scrolling, when dickheads are atrollin scroll by!

  12. speaking of dicks, ha ha clinton dix is a free agent , 28, and can play strong or free safety

    also Todd Gurley is a FA

  13. ocalarob says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 3, 2021 at 9:38 am
    Think it was to allow a spot for Cethan, who we should see in 12 and 13 personnel and his important role on STs
    ______________________________
    can also play FB, i think he was injured for PS and still made the 53, they must know what he brings.

  14. steveccnv says:

    in Carter, Miami has a jack-of-all-trades. He’s lined up as a traditional in-line tight end, as an H-back, an F (flex) and contributed substantially on special teams. Miami made a concerted effort to fortify the game’s third phase last season and produced one of the league’s top special teams units

  15. Rockphin says:

    I still cannot post from my Iphone. I have tried everything. Chrome app, clearing cache, trying to log in through WordPress and then find the site, even downloaded the wordpress app. Nothing works on the Iphone or Ipad. I get the same loop as described earlier by others. “Log in” loop

    While trying to make the thing work the day before yesterday I somehow “followed” the site. I checked my e-mail this morning and every fucking post on the board has blow up my e-mail. I had 380 e-mails in my inbox this morning! Now I am trying to figure out how to make it stop! I don’t want stupid arguments making me miss real mail! AHHHHHHHRG!

  16. steveccnv says:

    With covid protocols still in the NFL this year, we may need a good bench and a good PS

    Looking at the PS, there seems to be several guys there that can come right into the active roster without missing a beat

    Different look, than the ones in previous years filled with developmental players

  17. stangerx says:

    “Saints’ Wil Lutz to undergo surgery that could sideline kicker for eight weeks or more”

    Why do I bring up a headline from a month ago? Cause Wil Lutz is the kicker on my Fantasy team. When I say this place is full of knuckleheads most definitely include me. 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      There’s a fine line between who you want to draft and who you should, sometimes these minor details get in the way

      At least it’s an easy replaceable position, you likely drafted with a late pick

  18. Rockphin says:

    Public service announcement….

    • ocalarob says:

      He moves his head away from the ball to create power, which creates a low release point, that affects him because he can’t get it over the obstacles in front of him. that’s why he gets stuck when crowded.
      3:31 mark look how low that ball is?

      • sb7mvp says:

        The ball is lower at 3:31 because it is on it’s way up. The ball isn’t released until later. Also, he doesn’t have one release point. No quarterback does. And if he’s getting stuck because he’s crowded, it’s probably because he’s crowded. That’s going to happen to most QB’s. His height and his throwing mechanics aren’t why he struggled last year. He’s not four feet tall. He’s 6’1″ and the guys in front of him are usually bent at the knees when engaging opponents making them shorter.

        His biggest problems last year were:

        1) Not being fully recovered from injury
        2) Limited playbook and lack of control to check out of bad plays
        3) Poor decision making

  19. ocalarob says:

    Trying to buy Tax deeds before they reach auction, the hardest part is finding the owner or their heirs, if you buy the tax deed from the county it would involve a suit to quiet title, could get expensive. if you can find the seller who is delinquent, make a deal with them and redeem the title prior to the auction, there’s lots of $$ to be made, Vacant lot redemptions usually run between $1500 – $2500, normally a guy behind on his taxes doesn’t have the money to shell out to redeem.
    trouble is locating these people.
    i know people doing this.
    they by a lot for 4k, turn it over in a week for 10k

  20. ocalarob says:

    if Tua gets rid of the ball quickly he’s great, he get’s in trouble when the play takes time to develop, as an opposing DC i would want to take away the quick strikes, make him set up and go thru reads, that allows my DL to get close and block his throwing lanes due to his low release.

    • Ken says:

      You keep talking about his line of sight and throwing lanes. Fact of the matter is Tua doesn’t get a lot of passes knocked down. Tannehill who is 3-4 inches had many more passes knocked down. His height is not an issue. The issue is him is trusting his guys are open and pulling the trigger. Looking at the tape from ps he seems to be more comfortable doing that but we need see it in the regular season games.

      • steveccnv says:

        The line of sight is for sure an issue, but he’s making strides to fix

        He doesn’t get a lot of passes knocked down, because last year he wouldn’t pull the trigger, when his passing lanes were blocked

        His height is an issue, but he’s been relatively short his entire football life, and it wasn’t a problem before the NFL he’ll figure it out

    • steveccnv says:

      Stopping the quick strikes comes from stacking the line (cover 0), which can be done if there’s little to no threat downfield

      We saw Tua throw lots of short passes successfully in PS, then some downfield

      He’s going to need to continue the downfield ones and why Gesicki may be more valuable, than the speed guys or at least easier to connect with

  21. steveccnv says:

    Russell Wilson doesn’t exactly sit back in the pocket and throw

    Tua’s height can be an asset, if he uses it properly, like Wilson does

    We’ve seen him in the pocket in PS finding the lanes to move into with much success

    No QB succeeds when the entire pocket collapses, most other instance with pressure in PS Tua looked good

  22. steveccnv says:

    Tua is the least of my concerns going into the season, if you told me, as many pundits have, that all this teams needs is for Tua to take the next step, then I’d be sky high for the season

    OL and running the ball on O and stopping the run on D are my biggest and only concerns

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    Tua is 6’1

  24. ocalarob says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 3, 2021 at 11:30 am
    If I could find one of these in the middle of a residential block in Sebastian I’d buy one
    ______________________________________________

    https://ori.indian-river.org/

  25. ocalarob says:

    the reason i keep talking about his line of sight and throwing lanes is because that’s where he got in trouble last year, you could see that he was unable to throw the ball, that;s the reason he had those 90 yard perfomances

  26. ocalarob says:

    I go by what he has done in the past, you guys go by the hype and the predicted future, which one is more accurate?

  27. ocalarob says:

    i’m not trying to hit a mark, i’m just trying to understand why he sucked last year and if that will carry on to this year.
    in doing that i have looked for why he struggled, it’s a fact, he sucked at the deep throws, because he’s scrambling to clear his throwing lane
    I don’t wear a blindfold and act all giddy about the dude until i see it! and that hasn’t happened yet.

    • Rockphin says:

      what you do is called confirmation bias. You formed an opinion and now only search for information that supports your opinion. The video I posted above is 11 minutes long most of which the guys uses Tua’s mechanics as an example of how a quarterback SHOULD throw the ball. He says “elite” no less than 6-7 times, yet you come away from the video with Look at this moment of this throw (when his motion isn’t even at the top of the throw) as proof of your bias.

      You are wrong, have been wrong and will continue to be wrong as long as you reject reality and continue to grasp at your confirmation bias so desperately. (IMO of course)

      • ocalarob says:

        So the narrator is an expert? read what i’m saying, i hope he’s great!
        evaluate his struggles last year, why did he struggle?
        he was last in the league in the deep ball.
        why is that?
        watch the games he struggled, he couldn’t get the ball off.
        i’m not searching for information, i’m watching the actual action and forming an opinion based on what i’m seeing, unlike you and your narrator.

        sure he’s accurate, throws a great ball, it just comes out too low, block his passing lanes and he’s doomed IMO.

    • ocalarob says:

      see denver, raiders, rams

  28. Rockphin says:

    How many college linemen grow 2-3 inches after they graduate and enter the NFL? (gonna go out on a limb here and say NONE) So would you say that most NFL linemen are the same height as they were in college? Why did it all of the sudden become an issue for Tua only once he entered the NFL? Answer= IT ISN’T HIS PROBLEM! Simple as that.

  29. ocalarob says:

    Alabama had a weak schedule with a pro like team, like college players against pee wee teams.
    In the pro’s he’s at a disadvantage because he’s no longer surrounded by superior talent.

    • Rockphin says:

      were all the linemen on those teams shorter than typical O line and D linemen? Don’t move the goal posts by changing your story to yeah he never had a problem with his low side armed release and short stature because of the level of competition. It was never a problem for him going against the same stature players in college. Why is it now? again the occam’s razor answer is because it is not a problem.

  30. ocalarob says:

    speaking of alabama, they play my hurricanes tomorrow night!

  31. sb7mvp says:

    ocalarob says:
    September 3, 2021 at 12:22 pm
    please explain the 3 games where he threw for under 100 yards?
    ____
    I already gave an overview in my 11:33 am post, but I’ll be honest in saying that if I did show you an explanation of the 3 games, I’m almost certain you’ll ignore it like everything else that’s been presented to refute his height and mechanics claims. I don’t really feel like taking the time to do a breakdown analysis of games if the person I’m speaking to already has their mind made up on the subject.
    I do know the Rams game was his first NFL start, so the staff was definitely not asking him to do much. Add into the fact that he wasn’t able to get on the field because the defense and special teams kept putting the Rams back on the field with scores and you end up getting not many opportunities for Tua. Breida fumbled giving the ball back near our 10He was going up against one of the best D-lines in the league and our run game was pretty much ineffective all game. The play calling didn’t help either. That being said, he did make some poor decisions, but if you go back and watch the game there isn’t a time during this game where his height or his throwing mechanics comes into play as reason for lack of success.

    • stangerx says:

      Didn’t we win that game? Anyhow — Tua needs to play better than last year. Flores says that and Tua says that.

      He looked like a dear in headlights at times and didn’t stretch the field much. Doesn’t everyone agree on that? But he was a rook coming off a bad injury in his first half season. So not sure what the issue is.

      He looked much better in the preseason games. Isn’t that what we are all hoping for?

    • ocalarob says:

      wait let me tune my guitar and play some blues to back these excuses!

  32. steveccnv says:

    Interesting take, could this be the reason Herbert excelled last year?

    Miami has the 2nd easiest strength-of-schedule amongst fantasy QBs in 2021. They face six of the nine worst teams against QBs in 2020, making him a viable start in these matchups. These bottom-feeders include Atlanta, Houston, Carolina, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and the Jets twice.

    Sure, many variables go into strength-of-schedule and it will fluctuate from one season to the next. No one stat holds all the answers. But as far as metrics are concerned, strength-of-schedule provides a decent signal for future performance, especially for players on the extreme “easy” and “hard” ends of the spectrum. For instance, the QBs with the two easiest fantasy schedules on paper going into 2020 were Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert. Both players went on to wildly outperform their ADP.

    • stangerx says:

      Miami has some easy games, but not to start. We’ll see about Herbert but can’t take away from that season. And him doing good is not about Tua. Just about where they were drafted.

  33. ocalarob says:

    it can’t be denied that the biggest question mark on this team is Tua, to dismiss this without question is not reality.
    too much kool aide going around here

    • stangerx says:

      Of course Tua is the biggest question mark on the team. Have more questions about the OL, but he is the QB. Unless you have a Mahomes in place isn’t that the way it always work? We’re just lucky he is looking good right now.

  34. steveccnv says:

    Reading an article on Fins FF players to draft, they talk about ADP (avg draft position)

    Does anyone use ADP when drafting?

    Sorry Toba, if I let the cat out of the bag

  35. CavalierKong says:

    -That guy spoke about Tua’s throwing mechanics for 11 minutes non-stop on a single breath. He’s an expert.

    -Rock, thanks for removing your turd from the punchbowl (Pets win).

    -I have no problem tearing into someone if I think it’s warranted, or just busting balls when the mood suits, but I always take care not to insult or even give the appearance of insulting any blog member’s family. It’s courtesy and simply good manners.

    -I was concerned about only carrying 3 RBs on the active roster, but we now have 3 of our guys from training camp on the PS now. Same rules this year as last, we can elevate 2 PS players on game day without removing anyone from the active roster. We’re good at RB.

    -9 days until the season begins. Might as well be next month it’s taking so damned long-ugh.

    -I know it’s the Pets in NE, but if our defense can’t stop the run and put a hurting on a rookie QB, I’m going to be very disappointed.

    -Wednesday, I paid $30 for two NY strip steaks from the grocery store. Thanks, Obama.

    -They were really good steaks. I wish I’d bought 4.

    • steveccnv says:

      Genius move to only carry 3 rbs, when you can stash some on the ps, and stashing 3 allows you to still have insurance, if one is poached, especially since that position is mostly dime a dozen

      • CavalierKong says:

        The new PS rules really allow for increased roster flexibility. I hope they keep those rules in place as the new norm. The new IR rules too.

  36. CavalierKong says:

    I guess it’s only 6 days if you count the Thursday game. I don’t. The season starts when the Dolphins or someone from the AFCE plays. I’ll definitely watch the Thursday game though, lol.

  37. stangerx says:

    ““So I think just going through it and talking through it with him and you can kind of see his confidence this year compared to last year just because you get that year under your belt and he has that knowledge of the game and kind of just talking through things. It’s been very productive.”
    — Mike Gesicki on his one-on-one work with Tua.

  38. Rockphin says:

    I certainly question whether Tua will be successful. I do not, however, question whether it will be because of some imagined throwing motion deficiency that will handicap him for his entire career.

    • New Age says:

      Yep, we just have to see how much he improves in the real situation. I think he’ll have a better year and I think Herbert will regress, possibly significantly. It happens to all young QBs but just like Baker, I thin k both will end up leading their teams to successful seasons for a long time.

      The young QBs I think will have problems are Lock, Herbert, Hurts, Jones, Love, Lance, Darnold, Wilson and possibly Murray, Lawrence, and Fields. Lol, most of them. It’s a hard job that takes time.

      • Rockphin says:

        I saw a headline on the NFLN at lunch today “Romo says Wilson will be in the discussion as top 3-5 QB in the league very soon.

        F’n Hope not! But gotta ask. REALLY ROMO? what do you base this on?

  39. Rockphin says:

    I have to get this off my chest. It has nothing to do with you all so I apologize in advance.

    FUCK SUSAN AND EVERYONE ELSE FROM THE “DEALER SERVICE CENTER” fucking calling my personal and business cell phones from different numbers 2-3 times per day! FUCK YOU!!!!! FUCK YOU FUCK YOU!!!

    Oh and GO FUCK YOURSELF!

    A very important message about my current auto warranty MY ASS!

    Press 1 to be removed from this list. The fucking 1 is broken I have pressed it so many times!!

    • stangerx says:

      From what have read, hitting the remove option just tells them they have a live number.

      I’ve been getting the same from “Chase Bank” (no card there) multiple times a day. Call up to say take me off and the guy with an accent says “well we can get you 0% on whatever card you have anyhow.” He knew my full name, including the middle one.

      Vultures everywhere. Everywhere! (from Casablanca).

  40. pheloniusphish says:

    If you want a reason for why Tua had a mediocre rookie year (an that’s all it was, not “Tua sucked”), look no further than Chan Gailey being fired…sorry…retiring….as soon as the season was over. The offense was designed for Fitz and his strengths. Tua was shackled by play calling. Nothing to do with how tall he is or his throwing motion. Gailey was a dinosaur with a Fitz bias. Kinda like ORob with an anti-Tua bias.

  41. mf13ss says:

  42. Randy says:

    No! As I was told repeatedly when Tannehill was padding stats against 3rd and 4th place schedules, strength of schedule absolutely, unequivocally DOES NOT MATTER!!! Now stop with your crazy ideas that the level of competition makes any difference in a player’s performance!

    • pheloniusphish says:

      “Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”

      – ‘The Book Of Five Rings’

      • Krishna says:

        Why is it so hard to live the truth?

        So many illusions and ego. It is a constant battle one has with oneself. Most of the time the ego wins.

  43. Randy says:

    Most males….of course this isn’t an absolute…stop gaining height around age 16. Tua has been playing against the same height players since about that age. I’m guessing maybe he figured out a way to manage seeing as how he somehow found a way to throw almost 60 TDs in 2 years in HS, play for the best team in college and got drafted by an NFL team. I’m not sold on Tua yet, but the issue is his ability to makes reads and get the ball out. He was too tentative…as all rookies tend to be…and probably wasn’t confident enough to make those tighter window throws in the NFL. We’ll see if another year helps him get past that.

  44. son of a son of a shula says:

    Jevon Holland is now wearing his old college number after changing to 8.
    The eight ball right in the middle of the field.

    I’m glad guys have more range on the numbers they can wear. I contend that Reggie Bush would have had an even better NFL career if he could have stayed in the 5. Other guys too but I always think of Reggie he petitioned the league I’m pretty sure but didn’t win. At that time not even the 15 would was eligible for a Runningback.

  45. son of a son of a shula says:

    If Holland is what they think he is and I hope he is he’s going to be a lot of fun to watch but he’ll be a big reason why this Defense takes a step forward.
    He might take some lumps early on as he rounds into form for a playoff push.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think at some point Holland will be a big part of the defense and playmaker. Not sure what his role will be early on though.

  46. stangerx says:

    Strange days we live in. Dad brings zip ties and two back-up dudes to a school conference.
    ———————————————-
    “When an Arizona school employee called a parent on Thursday to share that his son had come in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, the dad was told his son must stay at home for at least a week.

    Instead, later that morning, the man walked into Mesquite Elementary School with his son and two other men carrying zip ties before confronting the principal over the school’s quarantine policy.”

    “In a live video posted to Instagram, one of the two men who joined the dad told his followers that they were about to “confront this administration” for “breaking the law.”

    “If necessary, we’ll do a citizen’s arrest,” the man said before showing off the “law enforcement zip ties” they brought.”

    “No arrests were made on school grounds because the men left before police arrived, the superintendent said.”

  47. Krishna says:

    Lol…strange indeed. And, people wonder why I laugh so much!

  48. Krishna says:

    I’m not sold on Tua yet either. In fact, I see Mac Jones and I have the same concerns in that he and Tua were from Alabama. Same fucking issues imo and their ability to succeed in the NFL.

    Yet, one on this blog lives in the past and sees no potential for growth or success due to past results. LMFAO.

    Good thing no one has ever judged me on my failures, they’d be fucking surprised! Lol.

  49. Krishna says:

    I loved Throwdown Thursday CK started yesterday because he thought it was Friday.

    I was like, wtf, cool….

  50. son of a son of a shula says:

    Funk Friday

  51. Tim Knight says:

    We all want to see what our team will look like on game day. You know what’s going to happen, we’re going to see what they look like when they play. Not what any of us here think, predict or have concerns about. We’ll see what they are week to week. How’s that for clarity? 😉

  52. ocalarob says:

    that was some sad shit Jim Croce dying in an airplane crash going home to his wife and kid

  53. ocalarob says:

    look at the 2:31 mark of this video, Tom brady is 6’4, look how high the ball is, Tua is way shorter and doesnt get the ball above his head.

  54. ocalarob says:

    a different throwing motion, Tua has to move away from the ball to create power where Tom Brady over hands the ball, Tua;s release is way low! look at the difference, and that;s why he gets in trouble

  55. The Flying Pig says:

    Great song

  56. mf13ss says:

    Tua in 2020

    — No offseason program (thanks, COVID)
    — Not yet fully recovered (less than a year) from his near career-ending hip injury at Alabama, and it showed on tape: he lost a lot of mustard on his throwing power
    — An OC whose entire playbook was for a very different type of QB in Fitzpatrick
    — A banged-up WR unit, plus two prior starters opted out due to COVID (Wilson and Hurns), with a severe lack of SPEED
    — A VERY lackluster O-Line (PFF ranked us dead last in ’20)
    — No running game to rely upon, in order to take pressure off the passing game
    — Brand new Offensive scheme to learn
    — He was a rookie: most rookies have a learning curve, brand new teammates to get accustomed to, and (correct me if I’m wrong, I could be) I don’t believe he was granted the power to audible at the LOS

    These aren’t ‘EXCUSES’, these are facts… and he still went 6-3 last year, despite these ‘EXCUSES’.

    That hip of his now seems to be fully healed, so he’s got a lot more snot with his throwing power. His footwork appears to be 100% better than last year… again, his hip is much better this year to provide the agility he needs to have that footwork. And his pocket-presence seems to be VERY good, to boot. His already outstanding accuracy may improve even more this year.

    He’s 6’1″… not a 5’10” Kyler Murray, not a 5’11” Russell Wilson, and not a 6’0″ Drew Brees: he’s taller than all of them. If his throwing motion would need to be adjusted to get the ball out higher, you can be damn sure it will happen with this coaching staff.

    The only thing I’m concerned about with Tua? Injury. And even so, he looks a LOT bigger and thicker than he did at Alabama. Now let’s be mature about this, kids: his thighs are so ripped this year, his upper body has gotten much bigger, his arms look studly, and it looks like he could take a LB out in a street fight. I’m not so sure we need to be concerned about his injury history any longer with the way he looks now, but for joints with freak injuries.

    Tua of 2021 is going to be nothing like Tua of 2020… JMO, as always, and I was able to write this whole thing up without calling anybody out or disrespecting a fellow blogger. It’s ALWAYS alright to disagree, y’all… doesn’t mean ya have to hate somebody with a differing opinion.

  57. mf13ss says:

    I’d absolutely LOVE to start a radio show with ORob and me as the hosts. We’d be able to respectfully disagree with one another and then go golfing after the show as friends. It’s OKAY to disagree, folks!!!

    • Krishna says:

      Will you get to break Orob’s rules like he does? Lmao….

      Otherwise, I’m not interested….

      • mf13ss says:

        I just think it’s cool to be cool to others, that’s all. You, Krishna, tend to pizz me off a lot. But I can’t hold a grudge for long… it’s not in my nature to harbor resentment. Why? Life’s too short, man.

        So when I interact with you, I try my best to forgive and forget our past interactions that weren’t so fond to remember. Be the best person you can be in the moment, sir.

        Additionally, when I interact with you, I also remember some very fond interactions with you in the past. I’d rather build on the good than upon the bad.

      • mf13ss says:

        I’ve got to be honest, LOL: if I’ve had a bad day and someone intentionally tries to get under my skin here, I’m going to give it to that person: I’m only human.

        Yes, even I can do better.

  58. Krishna says:

    Mf13ss, I tend to piss a lot of people off because I shoot straight.

    Most don’t like that because it challenges them to show up and justify their positions, especially ideas I have considered for years.

    Most people throw up their latest fad bullshit and expect me to take them seriously. I can see fraud, bullshit, ego, and victims pretty quickly.

    Start with any of that and if I see it, you think I will support you? Lmao.

    Tell the truth, search for the truth, or just let it reveal itself. I have no other agenda.

    “You can’t handle the truth!” Wasn’t that a movie, “A Few Good Men”? I don’t know, Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson movie.

    That’s my only agenda and I try to see it in everything and lately I call it ALL it out.

    Mrs. K always shushed me. That’s real. She’s not shushing me now.

    Do your homework and don’t lead with bullshit.

    Is that too much to ask???? Lmao.

  59. Krishna says:

    Pp, 99% vaxed is somehow herd immunity or not. I should be safe from you fuckers, but I’m not. Lmao!

  60. bookman11 says:

    I like the Ghostbusters reference

  61. Tim Knight says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm
    We all want to see what our team will look like on game day. You know what’s going to happen, we’re going to see what they look like when they play. Not what any of us here think, predict or have concerns about. We’ll see what they are week to week. How’s that for clarity? 😉

  62. mf13ss says:

    Krishna says:
    September 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm
    Mf13ss, I tend to piss a lot of people off because I shoot straight.

    Most don’t like that because it challenges them to show up and justify their positions, especially ideas I have considered for years…
    —————-
    I respect so-called ‘straight shooters’, man… and IMO, there are many (as in the vast majority) on this board. Everybody has an opinion, and not every opinion is going to sit well with everybody.

    The idea is to be respectful of opinions foreign to our own. And if being a ‘straight shooter’ denies ya of being open-minded, not sure what to tell ya.

    We can always agree to disagree but don’t think one has the moral high ground by self-anointing oneself as one who “shoots straight”: that’s pure narcissism, and there seems to be a bit of it going around this board from a few posters here.

  63. Tim Knight says:

    By the way, Tua measured in at 6-0 217 as a rookie. He’s not 6-1. But that one extra inch could be the difference lol. He has 10 inch hands which is above average for the position, so did Drew Brees 6-0 and Russell Wilson 5-10+. He’s not tall but he has a solid lower end body (legs/base) and really good feet in the pocket. He’s also very accurate.

    Josh Allen at 6-5 237 has 10.3″ hands and was not accurate coming out of college. Players improve with some more experience. Just some food for thought.

  64. bookman11 says:

    I know I have asked this before but, where are folks staying for the Fest? I have the Sheldon booked, but no pool. Any other suggestions?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Pocket, billiards or swimming? LOL

    • bailbondmike says:

      Not making the fest but wife and I stay at “The Desoto” in Dania Beach most of the time we go down there. It is nice and very peaceful. No pool but you can throw a rock to the ocean. They have bikes you can ride (no rental fee). Most all rooms have a full kitchenette so you may cook for yourself. We like to go out but was nice for breakfast. They have a gas grill for your use. No smoking. You have to go out by your car for that. It’s a pleasant bike ride down to Margaritaville. Also, a straight shot to the casino’s.

  65. ocalarob says:

    use to get lobsters at dania bch, they have jacks underwater there, the game where you bounce the ball and pick up the jacks, they look like the jacks however they are huge and made of concrete. not sure how they got there, looks like something you would use to prevent ships from entering.

  66. ocalarob says:

    i haven’t been to dania bch since 1985, probably has changed a lot

  67. ocalarob says:

    Mike, did i mention Tua sucks?

  68. bailbondmike says:

    Repost: Yeah, that’s why I like staying there. I usually go fish off the pier one day. Fall fishing is great. Catch many big Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Mutton Snapper, some Snook. Even caught a slot Red Grouper once. Also some Pompano, but it’s better in spring for them.

    Hate it when the Ladyfish are there though.

  69. ocalarob says:

    here are the Jacks

  70. bailbondmike says:

    Wanted to go kayaking in Westlake but wife says it looks too “gaitory” and “snakey”. lol

  71. ocalarob says:

    I have caught many of snook in the intracoastal there.

  72. bailbondmike says:

    An hour after I caught that red grouper, I cleaned it and we went back to our room. I made us a salad and had fresh blackened grouper that evening out in the garden area of our of little hotel at The Desoto. Then, got on bikes and rode down to Margaritaville to have some drinks and listen to live music. Good times, man!

  73. bailbondmike says:

    Can you fish off the Lauderdale jetty? I have not drove up that far yet.

  74. ocalarob says:

    my uncle and i fished Govt Cut in Miami, we were moving, he told me to pull up the anchor, when i did the boat wouldn’t start! we ended up on the jettys there. had to be rescued by the coast guard as my old uncle couldn’t walk on the rocks.
    we went back the next day to get the boat, it looked like a crane lifted it on the rocks due to low tide. we had to go back the next night to get it off the rocks.

  75. bailbondmike says:

    Are you talking about west lake tohopekaliga?
    ——————————-
    No. It’s that marsh lake between Hollywood Beach and the mainland parallel to the intracoastal waterway.

  76. The Flying Pig says:

    I saw a guy catch a black tip shark off the fr lauderdale jetty
    This was probably 30 years ago. I was in high school

  77. Rockphin says:

    yeah, the Eruojacks of Dania are really cool. They were originally placed there as an experiment to try and stop beach erosion. The design failed and was not repeated. There are at least two more of these structures that I know of. There is another set down by the Yankee Clipper. Really cool dive site for a easy access beach dive.

  78. bailbondmike says:

    Starting my watch list for next draft. RB to keep an eye on is Kenneth Walker, 5’10 210 from Mich. State. Transferred there from Wake Forest where he averaged 5.4 per carry. Last night he had 264 yards on 23 carries, 11.5 average and 4 TD’s. He’s a junior but likely to enter draft.

  79. Krishna says:

    I just had an epiphany…..Tua sucks!

    Can’t wait to hear and learn why.

    Lmao…..

  80. wyoming85 says:

    Game Day!

  81. Rockphin says:

    I was diving the Jacks about 20 years ago and had a 20′ wide Manta Ray sale over me. It’s shadow spooked me It was so big I thought it was a boat! I was amazed because at the time I didn’t think Manta’s were in Fl waters. Incredible site. I had my dive camera with me, but the water was rather murky that day and by the time I got the camera off the lanyard and positioned to take a picture it came out as an indistinct dark blob. Had argument’s with my dive buddy for years after that because he called me a liar and insisted that they were not in Fl waters.

  82. Krishna says:

    Couple of big games today with Clemson v Georgia, Alabama v Miami. I think NC lost to VT last night.

    • bookman11 says:

      Wisconsin v Penn State

    • bailbondmike says:

      Yeah, UNC ran into a brick wall. Typical of a Mack Brown team even though I like him as a coach. Sometime it seems his teams are not ready. Their QB is considered top 2 before this season started. Rough start for him but one of the INT’s was not his fault as the WR had the ball taken right out of his arms and had 4-5 dropped passes as well. The loss of their dynamic RB duo of Williams/Carter really showed up.

      VT’s DB’s were very impressive. Tight coverage and solid tackling the whole game. If we needed DB’s there are 2 that I would put on my watch list for the draft.

  83. bailbondmike says:

    Phelon, How you feel about what is going on with Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller?

  84. wyoming85 says:

    Looks like Wisc. vs Penn St. is going to be an old fashioned slobber knocker!

  85. The Flying Pig says:

    FYI – cancelled my trip to DE for the weekend

    ☹️

  86. The Flying Pig says:

  87. Mike E. says:

    Rob, I’m never gonna grow up! What fun would that be?

  88. wyoming85 says:

    Mike E;s a toys are us kid! 😉

  89. bookman11 says:

    Gus Johnson and Joe Klatt might be my favorite college announcers

  90. wyoming85 says:

    Sorry Bookman!

    But that was a good ballgame to watch

    • bookman11 says:

      Thanks. They kind of blew it in the first half. Missed opportunities. 2 great defenses though. It will be interesting to see where these 2 defenses rank at the end of the year.

  91. herdfan says:

    Totally offended the Herd @ Navy didn’t make the list of good games to watch today. 😉

  92. bookman11 says:

    Judging from this game, looks like Alabama has another schedule against soft teams

  93. ocalarob says:

    I know, let’s go out and root for the same team to win every year. why? because all the talent wants to get recruited to go there to make it rich in the NFL! We can all just load a couple of teams.
    I can’t wait!!!
    Oh what fun it is!

    College football sucks, it’s not a level playing field,

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The rest of Alabama’s ranked teams are all in the SEC (leu, UF, TExas A&M)

      I honestly don’t think any team from any other conference would win vs those three

      When Alabama signed a contract to play Miami, UM was on the rise, so I don’t fault Alabama for that

      But there’s a real problem in college football that a team like Alabama can have such a monopoly in recruiting

      I really hate that College football has turned into this

    • CavalierKong says:

      Agreed, why would I want to watch the NCAA Alabama championship game every year?

      The Tide has been in 7 of the last 10 championship games and has won 5 of them.

  94. ocalarob says:

    should be rules, recruit kids within your area

  95. ocalarob says:

    last 6 national champs were alabama or clemson, we can throw one in for LSU,
    same teams win every year, is there something wrong with this picture?

    it doesn’t seem to sporty to me.

  96. ocalarob says:

    Nick Saban is a football genus LOL, Barny Fife could run that squad!

  97. bookman11 says:

    Was this an issue when UCLA was winning all those BB titles? Not sure this is an exclusive thing now.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I mean the thing is when UCLA was doing that college basketball wasn’t really getting a lot of attention, and they
      Were the only team on Tv, so they were able to recruit all the top talent

  98. ocalarob says:

    Saban looks serious on that sideline

    what a crock!

  99. bookman11 says:

    I hate Savanna, but hi IS the reason Bama is this good

  100. bookman11 says:

    Saban

    • stangerx says:

      Hate Saban too. One is how he lied to us about the exit. But bigger reason was reading about the memo put out in Davie about how employees were not allowed to make eye contact with him. Could only be cause he wanted that out…… and who does that?

      • CavalierKong says:

        The story about him ignoring and stepping over the player in distress to get to his office is what did it for me.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Then his reasoning was something along the lines of “The captain can never show weakness” or some crap like that.

      • stangerx says:

        He couldn’t deal with the NFL cause he preferred to be GOD. Think was simple as that.

  101. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, terrible PI call. If anything it was the Miami player.

  102. olddolphan says:

    IN ABOUT 2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES FAU’s football team plays the mighty Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. The odds makers have UF favored by 24 and 1/2 points. Apparently they are expecting a repeat of the ALABAMA-MIAMI mismatch. THAT SAID, not one person (including a hard core Gator fan) would give me the spread for a small wager. Maybe they remember the last time these two played in Gatorville when FAU, then a 29 and 1/2 ‘dog. lost in OVERTIME??!! ANYWAY, I may be glad I didn’t put a wager on this one.
    ———–
    MRS. OD is glad to see me wearing my “FAU CLASS OF 69” T-shirt, which I ONLY wear during the Shula Bowl Game OR when we are playing another team from the state of Florida.

    GOOOOOOO-O-O OWLS!!!!!!!! (See it live at 7:30 on Ch. 611 on DIRECTV, the SEC Network).

  103. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, what was bringing you to Delaware?

  104. bookman11 says:

    Tim, can you make it to the Fest?
    Is there any talk of a Fest for the NE folks?

  105. olddolphan says:

    12 minutes to kickoff. Late running game on SEC Network may cause me to miss the first few minutes of this game.

    GO OWLS!!

  106. The Flying Pig says:

    If Tua doesn’t work out we can draft Taulia

  107. Tim Knight says:

    Just saw in the distant sky what looked like a plane falling from the sky. Not sure exactly what area it was over, but never saw anything like that. There was a long orange trail that may have been a piece of it slowly descending. Anyone hear anything about this?

  108. wyoming85 says:

    Sounds like a bunch of whinny fuckers on the blog today!

  109. Krishna says:

    It’s not about Alabama, it’s more about the quality of the SEC. I believe Bear Bryant won 4 national titles back in the day. They have been winning for a long time. Used to be FSU and UM were top programs along with UF. Florida football was pretty awesome at one point. Players opt for the SEC if they can because it’s probably one of the best conferences where you hone your skills to get to the NFL.

    Also, a If there was a playoff of at least 8 teams, you might see different results at who wins the NCAA football title. The top 4 teams is a bullshit way of determining a college football title, imo.

    Clemson seems to be a good program but doesn’t play anyone in their conference. They play two games a year that are meaningful if their lucky. First, they have to win the semi-final, if they do, they get a chance to play another good team. Not much to hurdle in their season.

    OK and TX will have a tough time in the SEC, imo. They only played one tough game a year in their conference and it was between the two of them…..lol. Now, Big 12 is talking about bringing in BYU, Cincinnati, Central Florida, and Houston. This conference has taken a big hit….lol.

    The Big 10 is probably the most competitive after the SEC and I don’t even know what to say about the Pac 12.

    If there was a playoff, I would still guess the SEC might dominate, but schools that play in weak conferences might have a better chance and Alabama might not be the one always representing the SEC.

  110. wyoming85 says:

    Congrats Herd!

  111. wyoming85 says:

  112. CavalierKong says:

    Where has this been all my life?
    I always knew that steak was a form of salad.

    https://cuberule.com/

  113. herdfan says:

    Reposting this so it doesn’t get lost…we have a week to go! 😂

    HOWIE’S LIST

    David 31-13 🐬
    New Age 24-14 🐬
    CavKong 27-17 🐬
    Phelon 27-0 🐬
    Herd 30-17 🐬
    🐷 49-3 🐬
    Rock 23-16 🐬
    Mike E 23-13🐬
    Tim 30-20 🐬
    Naples 19-16 🐬
    Rhino 27-10 🐬

  114. Tim Knight says:

    This seems to be the answer to what I saw in the sky tonight. Pretty friggin cool.
    https://www.amsmeteors.org/

  115. olddolphan says:

    HERD:CONGRATS on Marshall’s destruction of Navy!
    ————————-
    FOR HOWIE’s LIST;
    26-10 Miami

  116. Tim Knight says:

    Hmmm… no interest in meteors but man we can discuss everything else. LOL
    This is similar to what I saw tonight.

  117. herdfan says:

    HOWIE’S LIST

    David 31-13 🐬
    New Age 24-14 🐬
    CavKong 27-17 🐬
    Phelon 27-0 🐬
    Herd 30-17 🐬
    🐷 49-3 🐬
    Rock 23-16 🐬
    Mike E 23-13🐬
    Tim 30-20 🐬
    Naples 19-16 🐬
    Rhino 27-10 🐬
    OD 26-10 🐬

  118. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, LSU gets a score with the help of a beautiful block by a ref.

  119. Krishna says:

    Georgia just finished off Clemson. Now Clemson can go beat UM and FSU and the rest of their puff conference….lol.

    • olddolphan says:

      KRISH: The ACC saw BOTH of their top 2 ranked teams bite the dust when Clemson and North Carolina lost this weekend. Looks UNLIKELY that an ACC team will make it to the Final Four in college football this season.

      • Krishna says:

        That’s right, OD! I just mentioned NC earlier too. They are in the ACC. lmao….

        Oh well, it’s Alabama’s fault.

        Sorry about your owls…..lol, Did they cover the spread?

      • Krishna says:

        I see you answered my question below. Thanks.

  120. Tim Knight says:

    So far it seems like Wilson and Parker will be available week 1. Add Waddle, Williams, Hollins and Grant along with the TEs and backs and we’ve got some really good quickness, speed and receiving skills. We’ll have to wait until week 2 for Fuller.

  121. olddolphan says:

    TIM: You’re not quite right when you say we NEVER WIN THERE in New England. Miami’s actually defeated the Pats in New England 18 times. Overall, Miami leads the rivalry 57 wins to 54 for New England, with both teams winning roughly two-thirds of their home games in this rivalry.
    ——————
    WELL at least FAU covered the 24 and 1/2 point spread in tonight’s 35-14 loss to FLORIDA. Gators dominated BOTH lines of scrimmage and clearly deserved to win. But it was interesting to see Gators head coach Dan Mullin tell his QB to throw bombs during UF’s last possession in an attempt to beat the spread.
    —————-
    Time to walk the greyhound and hit the sack. Y’all enjoy your 3-day weekend!

  122. ocalarob says:

    Ken says:
    September 4, 2021 at 10:04 pm
    I think he changed
    _____________________________

    that should be against the rules, he should suffer a fine, you can’t change ships just before the battle. i bet it was the immense pressure from the kool aide gang around here.

  123. i predict Waddle will have a huge game against the cheatriots, his combination of speed, route running, elusiveness, and field vision are elite

  124. bailbondmike says:

    It’s GAMEDAY!! In one week Bitches!

  125. ocalarob says:

    I just wonder why they haven’t addressed Mike Gesicki’s contract yet?

    could it be that he’s a blocking liability and telegraphs the offenses intent?

    going into his contract year, and how the posters around here think he’s god.

    you would think they would have him at the bargaining table to ensure they don’t lose this god.

  126. herdfan says:

    ocalarob says:
    September 5, 2021 at 8:22 am
    Ken says:
    September 4, 2021 at 10:04 pm
    I think he changed
    _____________________________

    that should be against the rules, he should suffer a fine, you can’t change ships just before the battle. i bet it was the immense pressure from the kool aide gang around here.

    Howie always allowed one change. That’s the rules.

  127. The Flying Pig says:

    I guess LSU isn’t so good

  128. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!! Good morning fuckers!!!

  129. Phindog says:

    O Rob, There’s no doubt you have great knowledge of football, but all you post is negative
    things about our team. Do us a favor and write a positive article with your knowledge of the game and I will sink the 8 ball in the right pocket on the break and shave my head 🐕

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