Game 3 – Dolphins @ Raiders

I have to admit, it’s tough to be a fan. Last week’s derailment really disappointed me, truly upset me, made me realize that every time I buy in to what our team is doing I should take a step back, take a breath, and make sure I don’t fall for the hype. No sugarcoating here, I absolutely thought we were past this type of performance with a solid Head Coach in Brian Flores. 35-0 beatdown against a division rival who embarrassed you to the point that it was the subject of discussion for months after the game in which we were undressed in Buffalo 56-26, with a win necessary to make the playoffs. This was supposed to be sweet revenge, a 1:00PM game in the sweltering heat of Miami against the bullies from Buffalo. Yes, Tua was injured early, but for all the anti-Tua talk on this blog, the big armed 6’4 235 Brissett, all the Tua detractors hero, failed to put a single point on the board. I know there are at least 2 guys here who probably smiled when Tua went down and expected Brissett to take this offense to new heights, certainly higher than 6 feet. Before the excuses come pouring in about how Brissett had only second team snaps in practice (The very same excuses that didn’t apply for Tua), don’t bother. Brissett will get a better chance this week now that he is the starter and will receive the starter snaps in practice.

On the bright side, it’s just week 3 in a 17 week season. Perspective is important. I’m going to hope we got our worst game of the season out of our system, I can only hope we have. Let me say this quick before I forget. I don’t give a rats ass what some of you think of TE Mike Gesicki, it’s absurd to me that this guy has only 9 targets so far and 3 receptions. I’m going to laugh at all you Gesicki haters if/when he ends up on another NFL team and has an 80-100 catch season with 10+ TD’s and over 1000 yards receiving. It’s gonna happen, but why it won’t happen in Miami is baffling to me. Get this guy involved in this offense, feature him dammit, like every other team with a TE like him does! Who cares what his salary might end up at, you drafted him, he’s on the team, U-S-E him! Sure, we have Parker, Waddle, Wilson, Gaskin and others but Gesicki at this moment is probably your best and most dangerous receiver, until Waddle learns the ropes.

OK, like Jen Psaki, I’m going to circle back to the essence of the first paragraph. This week’s game is so much more important to the Miami Dolphins than the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders seem to have finally embraced their QB Derek Carr and he is thriving, and it’s not just the 2 games to start this season, in which Carr has over 800 yards passing along with 4 TD’s and just 1 INT. It started last season and it appears that Gruden has found and realized that he can be successful with Derek Carr. Last week’s loss to the Bills was a bitchslap of mammoth proportions. It was reminiscent of the many massacres we’ve taken at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, like the 40-0 bludgeoning in 2017, or the 59-10 slaughter in 2019. This was close to those to me because we’re not supposed to be that team anymore. Find me a game in the last 10 years where the Baltimore Ravens got embarrassed like we did last week, you won’t find it. Well coached, well prepared teams simply don’t do that. So this week, with a full week of 1st team snaps, Brissett needs to do a lot more than the 169 yards and no TD’s on 40 pass attempts. Maybe 10-15 of the pass attempts this week need to find #88. Establish the run game and get that O-line some confidence and momentum. Nothing gets the O-line going like opening holes and pushing guys around. It also tires out the defense. Impose your will on the defense and set the tone that we’re no pushover, and make it that last week was merely a hiccup rather than business as usual.

At the very least, we need to be very competitive this week. There’s such a shitstorm swirling around this team right now, we made a mistake drafting Tua, our O-line which has been abysmal , of which we have spent a 2020 1st RD pick (#18, Austin Jackson), a 2021 2nd RD pick (#42 Liam Eichenberg), a 2019 3rd RD pick (#78 Michael Deiter), a 2021 2nd RD pick (#39 Robert Hunt), and finally Jesse Davis, the seasoned vet who no one seems to be able to unseat despite his mediocre play and ability and non-celebrated draft status, Davis was undrafted. Lots of draft capital there, little results. Of course it takes time sometimes, they have to jell, and we’ll all speculate that it’s because we keep moving guys around and not letting them settle in at one position. I don’t buy it. Most, if not all of these guys have done exactly that, played multiple positions during their high school and college careers. We have to find the right 5, the best 5, and then we’ll find out where each guy plays best. It’s probably harder to move from LG or LT to RT because the mechanics are completely opposite, but if you’re on the left side, it shouldn’t be impossible to move from LT to LG or vice versa. We’ll find out if we have talent there or not and I honestly prefer we do that, give these guys an opportunity to succeed rather than go to safe options like veteran Greg Mancz or Greg Little. No offense to Jesse Davis but I’d rather see Eichenberg at RT, or possibly Robert Hunt. Davis isn’t the future, he’s not even the “now”. He’s adequate at best.

There’s no excuses about the depth we have at the skill positions. I like our WR’s, we just need to get them the ball. Same goes for our TE’s. Get them the damn ball. Gaskin is fine, despite the fact that I wanted to draft Najee Harris or Jovonte Williams, Myles Gaskin is not our problem. He can be the solution if we get him enough touches. Brissett has a full, even Fuller complement of weapons at his disposal. It looks like Will Fuller will be playing this Sunday, even after the ominous feeling that he was done for the season. DeVante Parker is healthy, Jaylen Waddle is showing his potential already, and Preston Wilson is healthy, and of course, the aforementioned TE Mike Gesicki is just itching for some targets. Brissett showed he can handle the rush, and he’ll probably be seeing more of the same against the Raiders defense with Maxx Crosby, Solomon Thomas, Yannick Ngakoue, Carl Nassib and others. The Raiders have 2 good safeties in Jonathan Abram and rookie Trevon Moehrig. LB Denzel Perryman leads the team in tackles. Solid defensive group overall but not elite by any measure. Let’s hope we don’t make them look any different.

On offense, Derek Carr is lighting it up and Jon Gruden features the TE early and often. Waller already has 26 targets, roughly 3X more than Gesicki. Hunter Renfrow and good ole Kenyan Drake have been busy too. Drake will be starting at RB as Josh Jacobs is injured and likely OUT. Drake would love nothing but to have a day against his former team. I don’t know what to expect but I can tell you what I’d love to see. I’d love to see the offense come out and pick the Raiders apart. I want a good measure of Gaskin in the run and pass game and slowly move the ball down the field and use up some clock, get that defense on its heels. Then culminate that drive with a TD and set the tone. Then on defense I’d like our defense to flex its muscles some. Get AVG, Phillips, Ogbah all in Carr’s face and bring him down a couple of time early on. We need to dictate the pace this game, not play back on our heels and play from behind. We’re not well suited for that, so we need to jump on them early and stay there. I can only hope . . .

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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402 Responses to Game 3 – Dolphins @ Raiders

  1. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – How bout both hilarious AND repetitive?

  2. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ryder Cup ass whooping on day one
    USA – 6
    Them – 2

  3. bailbondmike says:

    Cav, Great news! Makes the heart feel good!

  4. bailbondmike says:

    LOL @ Rob. Now Tua is predictable too. He also caused COVID-19. Anything else?
    —————————-
    Yeah, heard Dem’s are blaming Tua for the border crisis.

  5. bailbondmike says:

    Watched the whole second round or the Ryder Cup. Some great golf today!

  6. wyoming85 says:

    Krishna
    September 24, 2021 at 8:27 pm
    You
    ——————-
    I don’t know about Clueless????????
    Maybe an asshole?

    But he’s still a quitter!

    • Krishna says:

      Maybe both, but I don’t want to do this.

      A quitter is one that quits on themselves, on others, on life. I don’t see any of that in Ricky.

      Walking away from a profession because it no longer serves you and where you are in life does not bestow “quitter” status on one. If anything it shows courage to walk your walk. That’s not quitting in my book.

      Sorry, you don’t get to get your rocks off on my life. It’s a fucking game.

  7. New Age says:

    • New Age says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      I digged that.

      • Krishna says:

        The played here at Stubbs (yes Stubbs the home of the original BBQ sauce and restaurant) and some friends of mine that went to their show turned on to them. I’ve been listening ever since.

        Easy listening, seems to be a multi-cultural music fusion of asian, indian, funk, country. Just soothes my soul.

        Just thought I’d share, especially some of you into some different genres.

      • Krishna says:

        Lol….those in TX know about Stubbs BBQ sauce, at least I think they do.

      • Krishna says:

        And, the band is from Houston.

        Not everyone who lives in TX is into cowboy hats, boots, buckles and country music….lmao!

  8. Ken says:

    Great news on your mom Cav Kong. #fuckcancer

  9. wyoming85 says:

    UMMMMMMM! Not everyone quits!
    Only the selfish few!

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Why can’t we all just get along?

  11. CavalierKong says:

    Thanks to everyone for the nice responses. Much appreciated 🙂

  12. son of a son of a shula says:

    Starting off like yesterday
    2 matches started both up.
    Koepka and Berger are two up after two holes
    Johnson and Morikawa are one up after one

  13. son of a son of a shula says:

    Sergio has the yips again

    Fidget fidget fidget yank practically into Lake Michigan

  14. bailbondmike says:

    Was gong to post a fishing video of someone I would like to hire as a fishing guide. Unfortunately, half way through the video she is down to her thong bikini. She is not just a natural beauty but really seems to know her shit. Outdoorsy woman are awesome.

    If you want to check it out, open up youtube and search “Solo Skiff Fishing – Sight Casting to HUGE Black Drum” or “Erica Lynn”.

  15. Phindog says:

    Kong,
    Great news about your mom. She’s a fighter and I’m glad she got positive results after a normally bad diagnosis. 👍

  16. son of a son of a shula says:

    Berger and Speith are shitting the bed. In different groups.
    And Dechambo isn’t even playing.

  17. Krishna says:

    Why is Bryson out?

  18. Krishna says:

    I know first day is 4 ball. Today’s format same?

  19. ocalarob says:

    Cav, great new on your Mom, glad to hear that.

  20. ocalarob says:

    Don’t worry, we are in good hands with Brissett, I think it will be an interesting game tomorrow, these OLman are playing for their jobs.

    I would like to see Eichenburg inserted somewhere, when he got pancaked it looked bad however Kindley had stepped on his foot and he got tripped up.

    maybe give him a shot at LG, the loss of Flowers has affected Jackson, he had that veteran presence on that side, he no longer has that and Kindley should not be a starter.

    you can move Davis to LG and put Liam at RT, or put Liam at LG.

  21. steveccnv says:

    I see mr pocket pressence Tannehill is playing qb for the Irish today

  22. stangerx says:

    Cav — I’m so happy for your Mom. And I’m so happy for you. You both got the gift of her life a second time.

  23. stangerx says:

    With Richie Incognito out, Sunday’s game might not be quite as classy. 🙂

  24. ocalarob says:

    my best childhood friend has been battling stage 4 lung cancer since being diagnosed in 2012, at that time they gave him a 5% chance to make it past 5 years.
    he’s still with us, scans do not show progression at this time.

  25. bookman11 says:

    Badgers 4 star QB is horrible

  26. stangerx says:

    “Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated in the NFL.”

    Means he is available.

  27. wyoming85 says:

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  30. Tim Knight says:

    Not surprised Tua was put on IR. He’s going to miss at least 3 games anyway.

  31. mf13ss says:

    I think this guy knows what he’s talking about…

  32. mf13ss says:

    And THIS one, too. Breaking down Austin Sackson in week 2…

    • mf13ss says:

      I maintain that either Austin Jackson is hiding a current injury, or he’s been injured and isn’t the same player we drafted. His lack of mobility and lack of core strength gives him away. Something is WRONG with Jackson.

  33. ocalarob says:

    Austin jackson had a veteran next to him last year in flowers to help him control the left side. Kindley shouldnt be starting. Thats the issue with jackson

    • Tim Knight says:

      Jackson’s not using leverage or his hands well on the guy he’s blocking. It has nothing to do with who’s next to him.

  34. ocalarob says:

    Jacksons coming off covid. Without fowers hes on an island by himself. Jackson is a top 5 ol on this tean regardless of whete he plays. Kindley may be #6 ol

    • Tim Knight says:

      Okay and if that’s affecting him he shouldn’t be playing. He’s moving around well with his feet but he’s not bending and using his hands well. He looks bad on those clips in the video. I’m not sure what’s going on with him. I’ve seen him play better.

  35. ocalarob says:

    Kindley out eichenburg in

  36. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t care who plays and lines up where on the OL. Just want to see them play better.

  37. wyoming85 says:

    Hell YA!!!!

  38. CavalierKong says:

    Doggy, Rob, and Stang- cheers, guys!

  39. CavalierKong says:

    Woohoo! 2021 Cardinals break the team win streak record set by the 1935 team. Now give us a Dolphins upset win over the Raidahhs to cap off the weekend…

    • bailbondmike says:

      I thought they would make a run in the last month but this shit is ridiculous. Congrats man!

      • CavalierKong says:

        Thanks, bro. As a fan, you don’t get too many of these historic team moments, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts. I’m just hoping we didn’t peak a little bit too early and we can translate this into an upset in the WC game.

  40. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 25, 2021 at 8:17 pm
    He doesn’t look injured to me. He’s moving pretty well but his technique is flawed.
    ————
    I disagree, but that’s a moot point. Something isn’t right with Jackson, and I 100% agree with ya thinking we’d see progress out of him this year from last. Something isn’t right with him, IMO.

    I think the #1 thing I’m seeing out of him is diminished reaction-time and how he responds. He’s got no punch, he’s got no leverage, and he’s constantly on his heels. Agreed that his tech is flawed, but I don’t think he’s moving well either. JMO, bud.

    • Tim Knight says:

      His feet look fine to me, he’s not bending and using his hands well. He looks mentally lost to me rather than physically. He’s almost playing like he thinks it’s going to be easy and instead he’s being schooled.

      • mf13ss says:

        It’s entirely possible that it’s from the neck up… I can’t refute that as a possibility. Nevertheless, I think most/we can agree that SOMETHING isn’t right with Austin Jackson… and I really hate to see this happen to such a young cat with so much potential.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Agreed. If you’ve ever heard him talk he’s very mature for his age and comes off like a vet. The physical size and athleticism is there. So what’s going on?

      • mf13ss says:

        So what’s going on? I truly think Austin Jackson gets it from the neck up: we agree that he’s very mature for his age. This is what leads me to believe that there’s an injury going on. Maybe it’s something he sustained late in the 2020 season, but he’s just not the same player we saw last year… he’s REALLY regressed from last year. Sad.

      • mf13ss says:

        Only other theory I have for ya, Tim, is that TWO OCs are funkin’ up the reads. TWO many chiefs, and not enough Indians. I dunno, Bro.

  41. mf13ss says:

    Week 3
    HOWIE’S LIST

    Rhino 26 – 24 🐬
    Herd 23-20 🐬
    Kong 27-24 🐬
    🐠 35-7 🐬
    New Age 27-26 🐬
    Rock 36-20 LVR 😦
    stanger 17-14 🐬
    🐖 24-10 🐬
    🦫31-13 🐬
    M13 24-13 LVR (sorry, y’all… left side of the O-Line is going to get righty Brissett killed)

  42. bookman11 says:

    Cav,

    I hate the Cardinals but props to the them!

  43. Tim Knight says:

    M13, I’m not seeing a physical issue with Jackson unless it’s his back and that’s why he’s not bending. But I saw some plays where physically he looks fine. It’s not that he’s not mentally good enough, is there something else going on in his life that is keeping his head out the game.

    • mf13ss says:

      That’s the third possibility: that there’s something else going on in his life. I won’t speculate on it without evidence, and I’d never do that to someone.

      Again, I dunno, my man. It just sucks to see Austin Jackson regress this badly.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah I’m not saying there is anything going on, just looking at it from a human standpoint. We’re all affected by different things in life. I’m wondering why he’s regressing instead of progressing too.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    M13, I think you’re spending too much time on the co-OC thing. It’s not like they’re all barking different things to him. That makes no sense. I think the co-OC thing is basically run game coordinator and pass game coordinator which is common today. However they decided to call the game plan, QB coach is the only voice in the QB’s helmet. How would that affect Jackson? We’re running this play, this is your assignment.

    • mf13ss says:

      Time, Tim. By the time the co-coordinators disseminate and agree on the play, it leaves that much less time on the play-clock for our QB and Center to find and bark out assignments/protections.

      It’s a working theory — not fact — on my part for a couple of weeks. Revisit the first video I posted earlier @ 7:27 PM this evening: it would at least seem to back my theory, in part.

      Perhaps my theory is nothing, and that’s all good. I’m just seeing a pattern…

      • Tim Knight says:

        I don’t think they’re both deciding on a play. I think that was worked out in the game plan during the week before the game even starts. Field position, down and distance, time on the clock, red zone etc. I don’t know who’s calling the plays, but Studesville is on the sidelines and Godsey is upstairs. Frye is the voice in the QB’s ear.

        I’m not seeing bad play calls as much as we’re not blocking them. Every play seems like it’s hectic on the LOS. Hard to play that way. Then we have drops and dumb penalties. Let’s hope it was just a really bad game and they can clean it up quicker than we fans think it will take.

  45. Tim Knight says:

    Josh Jacobs is doubtful tomorrow. He’s a good back we probably won’t have to deal with.

  46. bailbondmike says:

    The result of teaching CRT??? Who are the ones being “racist”? The one with the “Police Lives Matter” sticker on his laptop or the ones filming this video?

    This is the fucking future of our country? Fucking unreal

    • Tim Knight says:

      Stupid is stupid. I don’t care what color or race anyone is. I don’t care about the future of this country when I’m dead either. That’s on the people living in the country. They’ll make they’re own bed.

    • ocalarob says:

      That looks to be a public liabrary, they can’t be kicked out of there for having a police lives matter sticker, if the employees who work there make them leave because of that, they are violating their constitutional rights and are opening the city up for a law suit.

    • Krishna says:

      I will say this, one should consider sensitivity training….

      I wonder what the congregation of a Jewish temple would say to someone who walked into a synagogue with Swastika’s embroidered on their jean jacket.

      I wonder what reaction you’d get if white-hooded “parishioners” marched into a black church.

      I also thought it is was funny claiming “white culture” needs to be protected….lol. That was rich. I wonder how black people felt when they there was no bar counter, bathroom, or line allowed for them. And this existed in my lifetime.

      CRT has some valid points and no one should be afraid of exploring this dimension of history, imo, of course.

      As far as the future of this country, one can only imagine. I doubt it will crumble because we got smarter, learned some history, and were a tad more sensitive and respectful of others’ differences….lol.

      Did you see the Taliban is starting to hang people in the city centers in Afghanistan? And they’re all the same color…….geez, loueez.

      • Phindog says:

        I know your a level headed mellow guy, but if you listen to what she was saying you can see that she is provoking racism towards anyone white over just a sticker supporting law inforcement. She claims that the space is hers but he goes to the same school so why isn’t his place as well. Our youth get triggered over the stupidest things.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They weren’t kicked out. The video is labeled wrong

      They were confronted by two girls the same age as them who were trying to kick them out

      They were at best harassed, and really it’s just a couple of their peers who are doing the harassing. The university (asu) did not force them to leave

      They are sitting in the multicultural center of the library with tshirts and stickers obviously trying to instigate something. And they are obviously stating their opinion which they know differs from the people fighting with them. They started a go fund me page after this event….so it’s a bit of a con if you ask me . They are hardly victims – they were obviously looking for a fight

      It’s a taxpayer funded library. The 14th amendment prevents preference by race. So they can’t be kicked out with anyone with the power to do it. But you can hear them in the video say “I’m going to the dean office”. It looks like they left voluntarily after those two girls caused the scene

      The constitution doesn’t prevent any of this. If the university had kicked them out based on race, it would prevent that. The unversity may have rules that prevent students from harassing other students, but I wouldn’t take that route if I was the university if I thought people were trying to instigate an argument a\on my campus.

      That’s not the result of crt. Those two girls are just being fucking brats. They completely took the bait.

      The problem BBMike in posting something like this, IMO, is that you are inviting some one to take a position on this subject, and it’s not much different than those boys who were clearly looking for that confrontation. I’m not going to police everyone and I’m not acting on any authority – but I don’t really love this sort of stuff posted randomly on the blog

      IMO people should Stop getting worked up about these things. It’s just as beneficial as getting worked up about people fighting over parking spots

      There’s an entire industry of people who post inflammatory stuff online and it’s making people crazy. Imagine if you lived your whole life watching video clips of drivers cutting off other drivers on the road or other incidents of confrontations between normal people – everyone would be afraid to leave the house

      The asu dean responded to the video
      The Dean of Students Office will be discussing it with all involved,” the statement said. “ASU is a community of more than 100,000 people from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Differences of opinion are part of the university experience. The university expects respectful dialogue between students in all engagements.”

      And I think he’s right. It’s just normal day to day stuff when you live in environments with different people from difference places

      Except – I will turn it up one level: we are all surrounded by idiots. Everyone in that video on both sides is an idiot. I personally don’t like to get worked up about idiots and it obviously wasn’t the respectful dialogue that asu expects

      But it’s not the end of the world either or a downward spiral
      Or even sign that the world or country is changing

      It’s just dumb people

  47. Krishna says:

    Another late game. Can never start laundry too early, I guess.

  48. ocalarob says:

    we will have to deal with mr miami miracle, you know the 6inches and a cloud of dust, the man who started the 10+ carries don’t count.

    kenyan drake.

  49. Krishna says:

    LOL….this is how superstitions start:

    The first game of the year, I do laundry and I go to a Bills game at Nickel City mostly for the Buffalo wings. They were beating Pittsburgh, but then I left to try and hook up with Dolphin fans viewing the Dolphins’ game (late) at a bar. One TV had the Dolphins’ game on. Bills wind up losing, I go home to watch rest of game on the NFL ticket (it’s taped so I can start the game over, fast forward through the bullshit, and watch the last quarter in real time}. Dolphins beat NE at Gillette stadium.

    Second game of the year, I do laundry and planned to go to the Bills v Dolphins game since some friends said I have to go and they would go with me. They bailed, so I bailed. Miami decided not to show up for the game and the shit show was brutal to watch alone. I was so glad I didn’t go to Nickel City. Bills win, and I don’t know what the fuck the Dolphins were doing.

    Third game of the year, I’m already doing laundry as it seems to be a non factor, but unlike Piggy, I need to wear clothes to the office tomorrow. Since the Dolphins are in another late game, do I go to the Bills game, enjoy the wings, leave early, and head out to find Dolphin fans viewing the game at some other bar (or just go home to catch it on the Ticket).

    Decisions, decisions…..

    “Superstition ain’t the way.” by Stevie Wonder…..LOL…..Just live life. I’ll figure it out!

  50. ocalarob says:

    Tua out for at least the Jags game, he’s going to miss the next 3 games that we have very tough opponents, i was hoping to see him against these teams to weed him out. so we can know to move on to Watson. with the trade deadline coming up that now doesn’t seem realistic.

    if they trade for watson now the price will be better than waiting till next off season, especially if he clears his legal situation up.
    teams will be standing in line for him.

    • Krishna says:

      I was hoping to seem him, too, to shut you up! LOL!

      • Krishna says:

        However, I will say, my only knock on Tua before he was ever drafted by the Dolphins was that I wondered if he was too fragile. He’s been broken twice in the last 3 years.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The hardest game on the schedule is@ Buffalo a month from now

      Besides people can judge him against the easier part of the schedule just as well. Good qbs beat up on bad teams too. If you write off a performance bc it’s against the jests, you aren’t being fair to him.

      Aside from that, and consideration as to how good he is will include games he missed. That’s just reality.

      It doesn’t stop the team from evaluating him. That’s not the problem. The problem is some people are wising until the off-season and are writing him off now or before the season began

  51. olddolphan says:

    KRISHNA; Like you, I, too, have some upcoming decisions to make. Those decisions involve my future level of support to a franchise that, it can be argued, doesn’t deserve the level of support it currently receives from die hard fans.

    Topping the list is the FACT that this franchise HAS NOT WON A PLAYOFF GAME THIS CENTURY!! From 1970 through 2000 the Dolphins were in the playoffs about half the time. And many/most of the years they didn’t make the playoffs they were viewed as contenders for a playoff spot. Standards were high. And the level of performance was also high.

    THIS YEAR I hoped, and believed, that we had FINALLY put our decades of futility behind us. The offensive line seemed to have been “fixed.” (SADLY, it has only gotten far worse, NOT BETTER!) This never-ending problem with the O-Line led directly to the serious injury of Tua. And, by the way, Krishna, this latest injury to TUA does not prove he’s too fragile. It proves that our O-Line IS SOOO BAD that virtually any quarterback is in deep shit IF he has to rely on Davis blocking anybody!! I’m wondering how Tua’s replacement(s) will fare over the next several weeks?? And I’m also wondering if Davis will STILL BE THE STARTER??

    Our general manager, Mr. Grier, has been a Dolphin’s employee for over a decade. He’s NOT been part of the solution. He’s been a cause of our many problems, not the least of which is our total inability to come up with an offensive line that is above the league’s average. Yet the current owner of this franchise continues to keep Grier employed for reasons that totally escape reality.

    Under Grier’s leadership it is beginning to look like the majority of draft picks we’ve used over the last few years have yet to pan out. And the performance of our free agent aquisitions has, in many cases, failed to live up to our expectations. Yet Grier keeps his job, anyway. After all, it’s been proven that Ross has a propensity for hiring GM’s and Head Coaches who, for the most part, have proven to be losers. Anybody Remember Mike Tannenbaum?? He was a LOSER with the Jets and got fired. Guess who hired him after he FAILED IN NEW YORK??

    Why it was none other than LITTLE STEVIE BLUNDER HIMSELF, STEVE ROSS!!!

    Don’t get me wrong. I STILL love and support our Dolphins. I hope they run the table the rest of this season and WIN THE SUPER BOWL!!

    But is there ONE SINGLE PERSON OUT THERE WHO BELIEVES WE’LL EVEN WIN A PLAYOFF GAME?? Ican’t find a single soul who believes that.

    I expect the rest of this season to go poorly. I’m preparing for YET ANOTHER LOSING SEASON.
    And, unless Ross sells the team, I expect at least a few more years of football futility. –Well, after all these years of failures, I asked myself on the way home from the Buffalo fiasco “Why do you still support this mess of a franchise?” That’s a very good question. And my wife’s inability to go with me is ANOTHER HUGE FACTOR. I need to spend more time with her and less time (and money) on Ross’s failed football franchise. I NEED TO CHANGE MY PRIORITIES!!

    SO, some time before the November deadline, I will need to let Ross’s ticket agent know that I will NOT be renewing my season’s tickets. And, of course, I will tell her THE REASON I’m not renewing.

    The reason, of course, is STEVE ROSS.

    I may, or may not, continue to attend Young Stanger’s FEST, which brings many of us together. It is a wonderful event. And it speaks very strongly about the kind of man Young Stanger is. I’d be MOST RELUCTANT NOT TO ATTEND. So I’m still planning on attending next month’s Fest event.
    But I am reevaluating future trips to the stadium. Not sure at this time what I’ll do.

    Finally, I hope the recent 35-0 drubbing was just a bump in the road. I’m hoping for, at least, a winning season. But I DO have to face reality. And the reality is that Steve Ross has proven to be able to make tons of money with this franchise. But he has NO IDEA about how to build a winning football franchise.

    And I am NOT the ONLY season ticket holder who will be making a renewal decision soon. There will be plenty of others doing the same thing.

    • Capt. Stubbs says:

      If nothing else I believe you should always attend the Fest. You are our Veteran leader! If not so much for the dolphins albeit for the friends of the fest. Crazy people like us coming together is a treat that can’t be copied!

      • olddolphan says:

        Thank you Capt. Stubbs. You are absolutely RIGHT!!
        Speaking of Nam, a melanoma I might have contracted while handling Napalm and Agent orange victims was removed from me a few years ago.
        My check-up tests at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa are in early October.

      • Capt. Stubbs says:

        Best wishes my friend on negative results. You’re not to far from me so if there’s anything I can do, just holler

  52. Capt. Stubbs says:

    Krishna! I say you have to go to the bar. There a total connection to it. You DIDN’T SHOW UP and therefore THE TEAM DIDN’T SHOW UP. PLEASE STOP THE BLEEDING LOL

    • Krishna says:

      Lol…..already there! Wanted to sit this time eating wings, tots, and drinking beer instead of standing. Can take a smoke break too without fear of losing seat v space…..lol

  53. Rockphin says:

    IT’S GAME DAY BITCHES!!
    GO DOLPHINS!!!

  54. Capt. Stubbs says:

    MF13
    I agree on co oc’s. Turn the oc around and you get co co for cocoa puffs!

  55. bailbondmike says:

    Piggy, thank you for your response above. I was not meaning to incite anything. I agree with you. The opening comments were not mine they were of a popular youtube video reactor. I hate that it looked like my comment. However, the comment underneath was mine.

    I knew MikeE would start a game time blog so my post would get buried. Glad it is not getting drawn out. Good responses by all, though!

    It’s gameday bitches!!!! (I guess Rock isn’t up yet)

  56. bailbondmike says:

    a melanoma I might have contracted while handling Napalm and Agent orange victims was removed from me a few years ago.
    My check-up tests at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa are in early October.
    ——————————–
    OD, hope everything checks out. That Agent Orange ain’t no joke. My father lived to 85 but that was because he was a stubborn man. He battled 2 cancers and 2 bouts of leukemia related to Agent Orange exposure from Vietnam. He beat them all but still shortened his life span, IMO.

    Prayers with you, as always!

    • olddolphan says:

      THANKS,BBM. I need to stay healthy because my wife needs me. That’s what 9 surgeries (including 5 back surgeries) can do to you.
      As for me, I’m just as stubborn as your Dad (ask Mrs. OD)!!
      NOT planning on any premature departures!!

  57. bailbondmike says:

    Let’s go Bears, Cardinals, Washington, Saints, Lions, Rams and Packers!!!

  58. mf13ss says:

  59. bailbondmike says:

    Maybe we can get Carr to tweak his ankle again and affect his throwing.

  60. mf13ss says:

  61. Krishna says:

    Bills fans brought their storm trooper helmets, football mugs, and props dressed in Bills’ garb….superstitions?

    If they lose and Dolphins win today, they might find out I’m bad ju-ju! Lol!

  62. Mike E. says:

    Just need to get my say in. My guess is that these kids probably picked that spot on purpose to incite an argument which is wrong. The ensuing argument, and the mindset of these young kids is all fucked up. “White is not a culture” is racist. The argument that supporting the police supports is racist is ultra-liberal propaganda and most likely also racist against whites as well. Being white isn’t a crime, and it isn’t wrong and white people don’t need to apologize for being white, no more than German people have to apologize for being German. So again, while those kids got the argument and controversy they wanted and that was wrong, the things these “multicultural” idiots are saying is garbage. This next generation is a bunch of fucking morons, and I should probably be happy I won’t be around to see it take power.

    • bailbondmike says:

      The youtube reactor I got the video from is black and he said, in essence, what you said. It was not “The Officer Tatum” either.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Yeah it’s not a defense of the two girls to say the two boys were looking to start controversy….but they were….and when people do that and it’s goes viral, I prefer not to take a side

  63. Mike E. says:

    Gameday blog is up and ready for when the game starts

  64. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – it’s the mindset that some people have that just drive me crazy. Despite being a “peaceful” multicultural group they clearly have an us against them agenda. Not sure what good that ever accomplishes.

  65. wyoming85 says:

    Wash, rinse, repeat!

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