The roster has been trimmed to the 53 man roster and our team is ready to begin the 2021 NFL season, it’s longest season ever, 17 games. The Dolphins head to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough to face off against their long time division rival New England Patriots. Bill Belichick always has a surprise and this season it was cutting then starting QB Cam Newton to make way for the newly drafted QB of the future, Mac Jones. By doing so, Belichick has now enabled a division of fine young QB’s, most drafted within the first 10 picks of their respective drafts, except Jones who fell to #15. Josh Allen, the elder at 25 (Pick #7), Tua Tagovailoa next at 23 (Pick #5), Mac Jones who just turns 23 today (Pick #15) and the baby of the group, Zach Wilson who is 22 (Pick #2). This should make the AFC East a competitive division for some time.
On to the Dolphins roster. We speculated for months as to how it would shake it and we all got it mostly right, but there are always surprises. The first bomb was LB Benardrick McKinney getting released. I’d say the second biggest surprise to me was WR Lynn Bowden going on IR and out for the season. It was a good move which allows us to stash him for another season, but it also makes you wonder if the kid has it or not. Next year will almost surely be his last chance. OLB Vince Biegel also went on the IR ending his season as well. WR Allen Hurns was also shelved on the IR with a wrist injury which made their decision to keep 6 WR’s relatively easy. I did think Kirk Merritt would make the 53 but he ended up on the PS. So, this our roster now . . .
Will Fuller * (suspended Game 1)
Andrew Van Ginkel
So that’s the 53 man roster and this year the practice squad has been expanded by the NFLPA and the NFL accordingly to 16 players, including veteran players. Our PS consists of . . .
DE Jason Strowbridge, WR, Kirk Merritt, C Cameron Tom, RB Gerrid Doaks, RB Patrick Laird, QB Reid Sinnett, DT Durval Quieroz-Neto, OL Adam Pankey, LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Tino Ellis, WR Brandon Powell, LB Calvin Munson, LB Milo Eifler, OL Kion Smith, CB Javaris Davis.
So the Dolphins travel to New England, which formerly was a house of horrors, but we have been flipping that script in recent years. We did lose last season to Cam Newton and the RPO for which we had no answer 20-11. We upset the Patriots 27-24 in ’19 with a Fitzpatrick to Gesicki TD with :24 seconds remaining. In ’18 we were massacred 38-7 with HC Adam Gase, as if we expected any different. Gase in over his head at every stop in the NFL as head coach. I’m hoping we have something closer to the 2019 game, but I’d like to beat them by at least a TD, send them a message! The Patriots will have their new QB along with 2 new TE’s, Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry, as well as WR Nelson Agholor. I would expect both TE’s to get a lot of looks as BB tries to exploit mismatches. Besides, the TE is a young QB’s best friend. On our side on offense I expect us to have long drives moving the chains with a good combo of rushing and passing, and I expect our TE’s to be busy as well, along with RB Myles Gaskin getting lots of touches in the rushing and passing game. Both defenses will be similar in approach. Create pressure from where it’s not too obvious, disguising blitzes and pass rushers. I want to see a crisp game from our squad and most of all I want them to make Mac Jones look very bad. We don’t him gaining confidence beating a better team in game 1, and yes, I said we’re the better team. Instead, I want the new Tua to have a great game and give NE a taste of what’s to come for the next decade or so of Miami Dolphins dominance!
They settled for a FG
good job getting their hands up, to knock down Allens third down pass
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 🐬
Capt Stubbs 31-27🐬
mf13ss 27-23 🐬
stang 17-14 Phins
Everyone should be rooting for either me or Phish to win this week
I’ll take any of those results, even if some would be more fun to watch than others.
Excitement is getting to feverishly high level!!!
I worry about the rookie qb beating us. If my memory serves me right rookie qb’s beat us more often then not.
I didn’t know Vince Neil was a Dolphins fan
That sound delicious Kong, I’m glad you decided to go with a porkless breakfast
Keep this up and I may be willing to team up with your planet of the apes takeover
Remember to root against the 49ers this season
And the lions missed a FG
Do you guys get like 3 emails a day asking you to give to candidates? I get them from both sides. Rand Paul just called me a Patriot.
Reason ask is wondering if that is the normal American’s experience or just cause have ended up on lists cause of campaign giving and my e-mail has been passed around.
ive gotten texts from parties wanting money, lol
screw em all, they get nothing
But do you get like 3 a day? That’s what was asking.
i dont get that many, no, maybe once a week or so
i also block them when they do it, so they cant do it again
Thanks — that helps me know I’m just on the political equivalent of spam lists.
Piggy, good to know about Vince Neil. Tuesdays and Fridays runs are my Motley Crue days cuz the pace is faster. lol
Devonta Smith with first NFL TD with catch and run from 18 yards out.
thats 3 offensive holding called against the bills, lol
Steelers D looks good, but Rapeberger looks pretty crappy
He is done
I put up the Gameday Blog. Don’t need to use until game time. Nothing on it, no article, just so we don’t have to wait long for the page to refresh, so once the game starts, head over to the next one.
Well there is something on it. In Flores we Trust.
White jerseys with aqua pants today.
rothlisburger fumbled the ball, he looks slow and unaware of the backside rush
Piggy, when I went shopping, I forgot the bacon, lol
Stang, I’ve gotten about 6 calls in the last 3 days from both parties regarding the recall, but nobody wants my money yet.
did you offer them ape crypto for payment? hard to believe they would pass that up, lol JK
Trying to get your vote is different than trying to get your money. Get candidates from all over the country asking me for money, albeit in a spam e-mail.
Houston up 14-0 on Jax. Watson who? lol
Doesn’t look like it is raining. Is that really a sewer pipe busting?
Yes. Looks like another shitty season in DC
Big Rape and Steelers look like doo doo
So the bills
They look better controlling TOP only a matter of time before they pull away
THats not the way they played last year
I agree but they still look the better team
Yep, their offense has been awful
Special teams have been crap too with giving up a big return and having a shanked punt
Zach Wilson three his first career int
He started 1 for 6 for 7 yards and 1 sack for 9
Steelers D has been terrific
Garapolo is playing pretty good now
Did you guys o ow the jags were favored in that game?
Yep still think they will win
najee harris, looks in over his head
cheering for NFC teams in all inter-conference games. Never too early for tie break scenarios. lol
Seattle and Zona doing us solids right now, lol.
And the Panthers
Nice, I hadn’t seen that score for a bit, didn’t realize they were up 2 scores
It’ll be interesting to see if the Steelers D can keep it up in the 2nd half and keep the score down. A TD here may be enough points for the win the way the Steelers offense is playing.
after having a horrible preseason and Training Camp JaMarr Chase is killing not today
monster 3rd down play here
That was a perfect throw by Josh Allen
Lawrence with his second bad INT of the first half. Both really bad throws.
Just finished off 1# of buffalo wings with tater tots…at Nickel City, a Buffalo Bill’s bar!
I’m Rooting for the Panthers too guys
But that’s not a fake that’s going to make a difference when it comes to tiebreakers!
Got t-shirts, songs, chants, rowdy as shit, lmao. It’s pretty cool, actually….
My guess is you aren’t wearing Miami colors (?) lol
Darnold killing the Jets but this time with good play
Game is getting away from jests
Oh…what am I saying
It got away from them last December
AZ defense playing big. Chandler Jones with 3 sacks in first half against Tanny and holding Derrick Henry to 0.8 yards a carry on 9 carries so far.
Time to start changing avatars every week again
San Fran is up 21 against Detroit. Have a feeling we might be waiting a bit on our first selection next draft.
Welcome to the NFL, Trevor…..
Same greeting needs to be made to Mac Jones!
switched over to Jets Panthers … would love to hear Jets fans lament their franchise with Darnold outclassing Wilson. lol Just another reminder that rookie QBs are ‘rookies’. I actually had a dream last night that Tua threw for 600 yards. LOL. Opening Day optimism.
I have game day anxiety
I don’t like it
Been a while since that dark beast entered your life. And yeah I get a bit nervous too.
Lol….jitters are good!
Yep. Getting a little green in Connecticut
Tyrod Taylor with 200+ yards and two TD’s in the first half
What the hell is going on in the Jet’s game? NO QB stats on NFL.com They haven’t attempted a pass or is the site f’d up?
The Jets wish that were true
Lady Zebra on the field
Stupid play call by Bills
Great fourth down stop by the Steelers!
59 minutes to kickoff
Meant to mention the blonde LJ in the Bills game. Seen her several times.
Been on the near side….
Woohoo Steelers take lead
and extend it with block punt for TD !!!
THANK YOU Steelers
ST TD for Steelers 😃
Haack still making plays for Miami. LOL
lol steelers block a punt for a TD, AWESOME
bills will start the season 0-2
Getting quiet at Nickel City….lol.
Sort of….too many diehards….lmao!
Uh oh, volume just went up!
The hottest chicks in the buffalo stands are Steelers fans. LOL
Yeah, I wasn’t going to speak about that at the bar…. lmao
Nearly every important game is going our way right now
awesome, We just need to beat the cheatriots to take advantage of it
where did you hear that,
Through the Ape Vine?
I dig it
Let’s go Pit Defense!
LET’S GO! AAAAAAHHHHHHAAAHHHHHHHH
Bills going down has some taste to it….. but gotta happen next Sunday too.
they will be pissed coming off a loss!
It will be fantastic if we take the division lead this week and never give it up!
Good, we’ll get them ready! No pussies allowed!
I guess some might be there…lol.
Miami and NE currently tied for first place! LOL
lets go detroit!
Let’s Go Dolphins!
Really bad loss for the Bills
that’s a fumble
Week 1 as unpredictable as usual.
OK I’ve caught up to live!
Fuck stopping play on offsides!!!!!!!!!
Call holding MF’rs!!!!!!!!!!!