Week 10 – Ravens @ Dolphins

This must be how Dolphins players see the Ravens, because we play them as if we’re terrified of them. I’ve documented here our failures against the Ravens, but lest you forget, our last 3 meetings with the Ravens we’ve been massacred, bludgeoned and beaten and outscored 137-16. No typo. ONE HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN to SIXTEEN. The Ravens are a historically well coached team, and since John Harbaugh took the reins, the Ravens since 2008 are 135-85, good for a .625 winning percentage.. That’s NFL royalty right there. The Dolphins on the other hand, since 2008 are 98-110. No longer among the best teams in the NFL, the Dolphins have been clearly in the bottom half of the NFL 32. In addition, during John Harbaugh’s successful reign beginning in 2008, the Dolphins have employed 5 different Head Coaches, Tony Sparano, Todd Bowles, Joe Philbin, Adam Gase and now Brian Flores. Brian Flores at the moment is sliding downhill and more than likely tonight’s meeting with the Ravens will leave him and the Dolphins on shakier ground.

The Dolphins stumbled and bumbled through 5 turnovers to eek out a victory over the equally hapless Houston Texans, you know, the team with the QB who doesn’t play that has 22 civil suits lodged against him, the one that our team owner Stephen Ross, desperate fuck is he, personally calls said QB to have a little chat. (Disgraceful!!!). Not going to spend any more time on that game, it was awful, admittedly I only watched bits and pieces which is all this excuse of a team deserves at this point. This week we play the the big boys, the bullies, the kind of team that will put their foot on your neck and keep it there until 60 minutes are up. The Ravens are the antithesis of the Texans, they are buttoned up, they have the same system and coach for quite a while now and they are a perennial winning franchise. This what we hope the Dolphins become. Last year Brian Flores inspired us to believe that we were heading in that direction. BITCHSLAP!!! Back to reality dreamer!!!

The Ravens are a running team, and it’s mostly their dangerous QB Lamar Jackson doing the running. He actually leads the Ravens with 600 yards rushing, followed by a trio of “once weres” in Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell and most likely never will be in Ty’Son Williams. The quartet of aforementioned RB’s have just 62 more rushing yards combined than the QB (662-600). Our leading rusher is Myles Gaskin with 313 yards. Our RB’s have accounted for all of TWO TD’s this season on the ground. That’s how easy it is to get 2-7. Not one of our RB’s is averaging more than 3.8 YPC and our starter Myles Gaskin is averaging 3.6. There’s an O-line problem, and a gameplan problem. Just because you can’t run successfully doesn’t mean you don’t do it. We have a measly 158 rush attempts this season.

Anyway, if you’re watching tonight, best of luck to you, I recommend being on a soft, cushioned couch near no sharp edges and I’d probably lay off the heavy alcohol if you tend to get ornery and violent. Your house will thank you. I most likely won’t watch this one from start to finish but I do think there’s a part of me, the sadistic and masochistic part of me that wants to flip on the game and see another 59-10 slaughter so I can see the carnage. I don’t want Tua to get injured and I’m not even sure if his finger is still swollen if he should play at all. This Ravens defense doesn’t have the teeth they used to have but they do have an excellent Head Coach who will find weaknesses and there are 5 of them on the field every week right in front of either #1 or #14.

Note: Boulder – I just saw your comment pending this morning, I approved it, so if you happen to check back, you can now post freely if you choose to do so. Welcome back!! Sorry we missed it.

GO DOLPHINS!!!DOLPHINS!!!!

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923 Responses to Week 10 – Ravens @ Dolphins

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    When you change your mind

  2. CavalierKong says:

    This is the defense we expected to see a lot more of this year.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Can’t believe we whupped the Ravens

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    Boom 💥🖕💪🐬8💨🐽

  5. Ken says:

    Where is ORob?

  6. wyoming85 says:

    When is the last time we won a prime time game?????????????

  7. Mike E. says:

    Troy read the article. lol

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    I didn’t realize before tonight, this was the #2 offense in the league

  9. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice ending

  10. CavalierKong says:

    What a way to FUCKING FINISH!!

  11. Mike E. says:

    Way to finish!!

  12. Ken says:

    WTF has this been all season?

  13. Mike E. says:

    Satisfying win, especially when I was expecting a beatdown

  14. herdfan says:

    Wooohooo. That was fun.

  15. Ken says:

    Now I won’t be able to sleep I am too amped up

  16. Rockphin says:

    Too bad our offense sucks so much.

  17. son of a son of a shula says:

    V

  18. mf13ss says:

    OUTSTANDING WIN, PHINS!!!

  19. twicethethe says:

    Not only a win against a hated team that has had our number, but an entertaining one too.

  20. herdfan says:

    Of course I played Gesicki in FF and got nuthin.

  21. Rockphin says:

    Great win! The Defense was able to overcome one of the best offenses in the league AND the referees.

  22. mf13ss says:

    mf13ss says:
    November 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm
    – X is coming away from this game with a pick… IF our D continues its assault
    – Albert Wilson looks like he finally came to play for the first time this year
    – Our O-Line unsurprisingly looks look shit again!
    – Jevon Holland is on the RISE!
    ——————–
    I’ll take X coming away with a FF and FR for the TD over the INT!

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s jests week!

  24. CavalierKong says:

    Good team victory.
    Defense obviously carried the heavy load holding the Ravens to 10 and scoring 6.
    Special teams contributed with no big returns given up, pinning the Ravens at the 1 late in the game, and no missed fgs.
    Offense made plays at the end to help seal the game.

  25. Rockphin says:

    I want to hear these assholes have to say now.

  26. mf13ss says:

    Game ball: our entire DEFENSE.

    Where have y’all been all year, guys?

  27. Rockphin says:

    so, how many games do we have to win now? LOL

  28. mf13ss says:

  29. Rockphin says:

    Still want to burn it all down.

    Nogtih all

  30. olddolphan says:

    KEN; I’M amped-up, too!! But an extra Colorado Kool-Aid will help the sleep arrive earlier!
    This may be the best Veteran’s Day I’ve ever had!!!
    BEST OF ALL, I can wear my Dolphins 2-Super Bowl winning leather winter coat WITH PRIDE next week in Baltimore!! I’m sure Ravens’ fans will be SO HAPPY TO SEE IT!!

  31. CavalierKong says:

    Maybe we can find a way to keep that Wilson guy involved.

  32. New Age says:

    Team pulled off a huge upset much like the Rams game last year. Defense led the way but the offense scored…some. Nice to see a win against a team we weren’t supposed to beat. We still have so many needs but hopefully we get a two-win streak going next Sunday.

  33. son of a son of a shula says:

    Now is it coaching or just inexperience? Flores was on point tonight

  34. CavalierKong says:

    I’m just happy I’ll have at least one Dolphins game to re-watch during the offseason, lol.

  35. manitobafinfan says:

    file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/e3/03/8E67764E-9295-47B2-8884-079604790193/image000000.jpg

  36. son of a son of a shula says:

    Lol Hunt calling out Michael Irvin on his score pick

  37. olddolphan says:

    CavKong; Saw your report on Michael Vick.
    Maybe I should introduce him to my greyhound.
    She’s ultra fast AND HUNGRY.

  38. Brian in NY says:

    I’m looking at five hours of sleep, but always sleep better after a Dolphins victory! Have a good night all! Don’t stay up too late Tim…

  39. wyoming85 says:

  40. ElephantRider says:

    Oh yeah! What a game! Just so nice to see one like that.

    If this team can figure out some sort of offense they can get rolling!

  41. Tim Knight says:

    That was a big win. We threw the league for a loop. Total team win. 🙂

  42. bailbondmike says:

    WOW!!!!!! Stayed off the blog the whole game and was just glued to the couch. Outside of the OL, this is the team I remember from last year.

  43. Krishna says:

    Oh, and since everyone is in a good mood, was thinking Herd could bring a black light as a gift to her daughter’s boyfriend’s mom and give her some instructions on how to use it….

    Or, there’s oxy chloroquine or horse dewormers…

    Just bring a gift basket…lmao!

  44. Rockphin says:

    I was so amped up last night after the game I didn’t get to sleep until about 2am. I am draggin ass this morning. Nice to have an exciting game with a win at the end!

    That said, BLOW IT UP. One unlikely win does not change the fact the team has been pathetic all season.

    Win me 5 more in a row and I might soften my stance a little. Win me 7 more and I may get back onto the wagon. Maybe.

  45. Rockphin says:

    If Tua’s finger was good enough to be the only backup, to come in and play and win after Brisket went down, then why the hell was he on the bench at the beginning of the game? (Piss poor management, that’s why)

  46. Rockphin says:

    According to Next Gen Stats, Dolphins safeties Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones blitzed a combined 38 times during Miami’s 22-10 win over the Ravens. Those blitzes sometimes came on the same play and Miami wound up sending defensive backs on 24 of the 48 plays when Jackson dropped back to pass.

  47. ocalarob says:

    Funny how some around here predicted us to lose 40 to 10 and are now jumping on the bandwagon

  48. ocalarob says:

    I wasnt surprised about the win but the turn in attitude around here is shocking

  49. ocalarob says:

    Is this the same site?

  50. ocalarob says:

    Are we still firing greir and flores?

  51. ocalarob says:

    Does wilson still suck?

  52. ocalarob says:

    I loved the hot potato play with tua and gaskin
    Take this…
    No you take it…
    No you take it…
    That was great

  53. ocalarob says:

    Robert Hunt…..
    Fogetttaaboutit….

  54. ocalarob says:

    Wilsons wheel route was great. He finally had a good game

  55. ocalarob says:

    Defense stepped up. They owned the ravens offense

  56. Rockphin says:

    Jevone Holland was a good pickup. He is a baller. He is very aggressive which costs us sometimes. At the Fest game he was the defender on two of the opponents TD’s. Last night he was a big part of that win.

  57. pheloniusphish says:

    Good game to go to. Biggest crowd I’ve seen this year, Very few empty seats. Easily as many Raven’s fans as Fin’s. Loved watching the ignorant fucks get more and more demoralized as the game went on.

  58. Tim Knight says:

    ORob, did Brissett fulfill your destiny or did Tua make it move?

  59. Ken says:

    Say it ORob: Tua’s arm is fine 😃

  60. Ken says:

    Rockphin says:
    November 12, 2021 at 7:53 am (Edit)
    If Tua’s finger was good enough to be the only backup, to come in and play and win after Brisket went down, then why the hell was he on the bench at the beginning of the game? (Piss poor management, that’s why)
    ——————
    I was thinking the same thing myself

  61. The Flying Pig says:

  62. pheloniusphish says:

    Coaches apparently learned something from the first 7. Wilson wheel route was straight out of the Houston game and last night was the first time this year I remember them using the jet sweep.

  63. Tim Knight says:

    We knocked the shit out of the Ravens and some of you are still looking for reasons to blame someone for something. What do you think the Ravens are talking about on the flight home?

    Give some props once in awhile instead of being old maids. Geez!

  64. Rockphin says:

    None of the QB’s on the field last night played well, but the offense seemed to move a little smoother with Tua at the reigns. Again the Oline was atrocious. Way too many penalties. I forgive Hunt his illegal touch because it was awesome watching his 320+ pound ass try to leap for the TD and actually break the plane. LOL

    This was great.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FD9xRd7XMAozPn8?format=jpg&name=small

  65. Rockphin says:

    Checking the box score this morning I was surprised to see that Tua only completed 8 passes last night. Our running game sucked, but we stuck with it. Kudos to the Coaching staff for that.

    At the end of the day, we only wound up running 18 times (non-QB runs) and Gaskin only averaged 2.2 yards but it was enough.

    36 passes to 18 runs is still way unbalanced and needs to be corrected. It was better though.

  66. Rockphin says:

    10 days to get ready for the Jet’s

    Don’t write down that W yet.

  67. Rockphin says:

  68. Tim Knight says:

    It was a team win lead by the defense. Nothing wrong with that. The Bills lost last week to JAX 9-6. Anyone have an explanation for that? LOL

  69. Rockphin says:

    Howard’s Strip, scoop, score was the highlight of the night IMO. I thought for sure the Refs would throw a flag to stop the play, even if it was overturned.

  70. Rockphin says:

    was that play to Gaskin technically a flea flicker? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it done quite that way before.

  71. Krishna says:

    Fan-fucking-tastic!!!!

  72. manitobafinfan says:

    All we have been asking …..

  73. sb7mvp says:

    I fell asleep last night at halftime so I missed all the good stuff, but some notes on what I saw once I was able to watch the rest this morning.
    – Despite the mishandlings of a lot of things Flores hasn’t lost this team
    – X isn’t trying to coast after the contract rework
    – We looked like last year’s team where the defense/ST carries us and the offense does just enough
    – The amount of non-calls on Baltimore’s defense was unnerving
    – You could tell Tua’s finger wasn’t fully able to go. Hopefully he can fully heal.
    – It’s about time we started using Wilson properly
    – Play calling is still too out of sync
    – Brissett holds the ball way too long and some of that is play design but there were several times, especially in the endzone where he just needed to make the read and let it rip. We wouldn’t have had to settle for field goals.
    – is it too hard to call a simple playaction pass from inside the 5?
    – Gesicki needs to work physicality and mentality. I love the guy but there are too many times where he doesn’t take it to that next level to where he can get open through dominating his defender or dealing with legal contact. He’s not a tackle breaker after the catch either. I like the one handed catches, but I’d like to see dude stiff arm someone right in the neck and gain another 10-20 yards.

    I hope this team keeps the same energy for the rest of the season, especially during this light stretch of games before the bye.

  74. Ken says:

    Tua’s finger was not 100% but it was certainly good enough for him to be the starter and he clearly gives us the best chance to win.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You have to say that “Tua’s finger was not 100% but it was certainly good enough” is fuckin funny. LOL

    • sb7mvp says:

      I agree that it’s good enough for him to be the starter, but my point is for how long? Do we sacrifice for the short term and put the long term at jeopardy? I certainly hope not. That’s my concern.
      None of us are in the building so we don’t know the extent of the injury, but you can clearly see his finger wasn’t fine and he didn’t look that much better physically than Brissett. His accuracy was just as bad. Starting Brissett with Tua in an as needed role was the right choice IMO.

      • Ken says:

        That was not my take away I thought he was significantly more accurate than Brissett. Statistically speaking he was over 60% and Brissett was under 50. But in particular where the injury would show the most was on the deep ball and the deep ball to Waddle was his best throw

      • Ken says:

        Also I believe it is important for Tua to show he can play through injuries. That is my biggest concern about him is his ability to stay on the field. The old Bill Parcels line comes to mind. The best ability a player has is availability

  75. New Age says:

    ORob,

    Me and Rock can be your negative Nancies if you want? We won and the D played extremely well. The offense is still terrible The OL coach should have been fired 8 games ago. We will still struggle with a very bad Jets team that has looked better under a rookie coach all year long than we have with a 3rd year coach.

    Still, it was a very impressive victory. We dominated a very good team that has owned us for the last decade. Other teams will use our blueprint to stifle Jackson. The last time Baltimore was held to 10 or less points in the regular season was 2019 and it’s only happened three times total in the last 4 years. Good job Flores and players.

  76. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

  77. sb7mvp says:

    2 more things.
    – We are rightfully praising Holland, but how about Justin Coleman? This is the second week in a row he’s looked decent after a really rocky start. Is he this year’s Nik Needham? I know he’s a journeyman, but he’s really stepped it up lately.
    – What an incredible runback from Xavien Howard. He could have very well been stopped at the 30 or 25, but he was mashing every button on the playstation to make it through that crowd. Justin Coleman had some nice blocking on the return as well.

  78. boulderfinfan says:

    wow, what a game. Defense played amazing. I should leave and come back more often LOL.

  79. steveccnv says:

    Great win last night, Flores finally got the boys to play

  80. steveccnv says:

    Tried watching, but couldn’t get past 1st quarter, after more of the same ineptitude, decided to leave NY, NY’s sportsbook and go into the VGK game early

    Was pleasantly surprised, when looking at the score early 2nd half

    But even a blind squirrel finds a …

    We should beat the jets twice, and maybe Carolina and the Giants, but we still have more issues than answers, things aren’t good for this team going forward

    We’ll have a good amount of cap next year to figure things out, not sure we have the guys in place to make those decisions though

    You just can’t keep the high turnover rate of players and coaches going and expect to pickup where you left off the previous year

    Identifying your building blocks in building a team is the biggest hurdle right now

    Flores/Grier seem clueless on how to do that

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