GAMEDAY!!! Giants @ Dolphins

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  1. Tim Knight says:

    Whatever it takes to win the game. Sometimes that means passing only 3 times. Wow!!!

  2. ElephantRider says:

    Josh Allen really blew it.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Who knows, maybe the Bills implode now. They face the Bucs this week in Tampa, Brady won’t be doing them any favors.

  4. sb7mvp says:

    Wild that the Bills couldn’t adjust in the second half.

  5. naplesfan2010 says:

    Tua has the best passer rating in the 4th quarter of all quarterbacks since 1994.

  6. naplesfan2010 says:

    Longest active streak of games this season with a 100+ passer rating

    Tua Tagovailoa 4

    No one else in the NFL even has 2 straight.

  7. naplesfan2010 says:

    Most passing yards on RPO’s:

    Tua Tagovailoa*: 447
    Justin Herbert: 360
    Patrick Mahomes: 340

    *missed 5 games … … … lol

  8. naplesfan2010 says:

    Xavien Howard is the fastest to get to 25 INTs (in games).
    He also has the most INTs since he came into the league.

  9. Krishna says:

    Orob, now I know why you never took my bet on Tua. You knew you’d lose! Smart man, after all….lol.

  10. naplesfan2010 says:

    Tua Tagovailoa ranks among qualified QBs this month

    Rank
    Comp pct 80.5% 1st
    Passer Rating 110.0 4th
    Yards/att 8.58 2nd
    Win pct 1.000 t-1st

  11. bailbondmike says:

    Buffalo won’t finish 9-8. Unfortunately, their last 2 games are at home against the Falcons and Jags.

    Our chances just went way down.

    We would be asking for a miracle.

    We need Pats to lose to Colts and Buffalo to win the rematch to put Pats at 9-6. Then Pats will be 10-6 after beating Jags at home then come to Miami at 10-6.

  12. bailbondmike says:

    I just saw a mock that almost made me puke.

    Had Pats Taking Jameson Williams. I’d be so pissed. LOL

  13. Ken says:

    The game last was like the 72 Dolphins

  14. bailbondmike says:

    I guess the important thing is that we are not out of it. Just keep winning one game at a time.

    Steelers probably have the hardest schedule left and they are the #3 WC team right now. They are @Vikings, home vs Titans, @Chiefs, home vs Browns, and finish @Ravens.

    Plus, there are so many other head to head games that will affect everything.

    What hurts us most are our loses to teams (Colts, Raiders, Bills) we are competing against for a WC spot.

  15. Ken says:

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Their reaction brought a lot of attention to the question

      It’s a little rude to ask if that way but you can easily say “we had a bad day” and move on

      That performance last night was kinda embarrassing

      Defenses have bad days in this day and age, more often than not, but that was a 1945 offense that they had no idea how to stop

      3 pass attempts?

  16. naplesfan2010 says:

    QB pressures 31st
    OL rating (PFF) 32nd
    pocket time 32nd
    Rush YPG 31st
    Rush YPC 31st
    Receiver drops 32nd
    age of first year OC 69
    second year OCs – 3 (as in, zero)

    You literally could not craft a worse situation to put a young QB in than that.

  17. naplesfan2010 says:

    Bellicheat made McDermott look stupid.

  18. The Flying Pig says:

    We’ve had some really ugly games against belicheat

    Some really bad blowouts
    and they always crush our season

    But I’ve never seen anything like what we saw last night

    I bet it’s on all th shows this morning – but when the last time you saw a team try 3 passes in a game?

  19. sb7mvp says:

    I’m surprised none of you old farts brought up that it’s Pearl Harbor Day.

  20. CavalierKong says:

    The Bills probably have too much talent to completely implode.

    If the Bills had won last night, then we only needed the Pets to lose one more game for us to jump them (assuming we win out). Since it was the Bills that lost, we need the Bills to lose 3 more games for us to jump them.

    It wasn’t an end of the line loss for us at all, but it basically ensured we aren’t jumping either of those teams and hurt our already slim chances.

    I’m not sure it will end up mattering though. First and foremost, we still have to win out, and that is a tall order to sweep those last three games when we have no room for error.

    • Ken says:

      But the Bills have been imploding

      • CavalierKong says:

        They are really hot and cold on offense. They have been alternating wins and losses for weeks now, but It’s not like they’ve lost 7 straight, lol.

        Tall order to hope they lose 3 of their last 5, although…I guess if they are alternating Ws and Ls, they only need one extra loss…ok you talked me into it, it’s possible. 🙂

      • Ken says:

        I don’t see them beating Tampa or New England they way they are playing right now

      • CavalierKong says:

        I figure they’ll split with NE because that is the best way both those jerk teams can f^ck us.

      • Ken says:

        Good thinking lol

  21. Ken says:

    12 days until our next game. I think I am going to go through withdrawals

  22. steveccnv says:

    Buffalo got screwed last night with the wind, but that’s their fault for building a team not suited to play in it

    Don’t think NE has any advantage over them their next meeting

    With good weather I’d favor the Bills

    • Ken says:

      The wind has nothing to do with stopping the run

      • steveccnv says:

        No, but it did have something to do with why the cheats ran so much

        Don’t you think Allen would’ve been more effective throwing with 10 mph winds?

      • Ken says:

        Don’t know. Didn’t look like the wind bothered Allen as much as the Pat’s D. I think the Pat’s established themselves as the better team last night. Next game is in Foxboro too.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They got run over by the Patriots

      2 weeks ago, the colts ran for 264 yards against them
      They have a glaring flaw

  23. bailbondmike says:

    Just decided we are going to Key West next week and stay until Saturday then head up to Dania Beach and stay there 3-4 days and probably Hard Rock Casino a day or 2.

    Trying to work it out now to go to Jets game. Gotta make reservations in Key West. Any suggestions? Also, gotta get tickets to the game. Don’t want to be on Jets side though. lol

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    Basically got to root against Bills, Colts, Raiders, Browns, Chargers and Bengals next week

    Did I forget anyone?

  25. wyoming85 says:

    BURN

  26. ocalarob says:

    that was a great game last night, if the pats can run like that there’s no stopping them

  27. Ken says:

    Just found out Mike Glennon went into concussion protocol following the game on Sunday

  28. mf13ss says:

    80 years ago on this day. Never forget.

    • mf13ss says:

      And speaking of Hawaii, my father is getting MASSIVE rain. So far, so good for him… and Hawaii has issued a state of emergency.

  29. mf13ss says:

    Naples,

    Great job in providing data earlier! Here’s a visual to demonstrate one of your posts…

    • ElephantRider says:

      He’s a survivor!

      The bashing he receives is ignorant. These smarter than thou “analysts” don’t watch the team they all parrot a couple guys that dont bother watching anything besides the ball. They are starting to come around now I hear. Can’t ignore the ineptitude of the OL even as a casual observer.

  30. Rockphin says:

    WOW on those charts!! So, am I reading them right? The dolphins have the absolute worst pass protection (Bottom left of the bottom chart) and the absolute best QB efficiency weeks 6-12? (top right of top chart)

    !!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, Tua sucks. (Eyeroll)

    I will go ahead right now and appologize and say I was wrrrrrr

    I was wrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    I was wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    I may not have been right about him. 😉

  31. Rockphin says:

    I’m not sure what “Expected points added” is or how the hell the arrive at that number but damn!

  32. Ken says:

    I truly believe we would be no better off with Watson. His penchant for taking sacks behind this OL would be a recipe for disaster.

  33. mf13ss says:

    Wondering where Stanger has been as of late. I hope he’s alright and all is good with him.

  34. sb7mvp says:

    Can we kick the tires on someone who will help this offense?

  35. bailbondmike says:

    Ok, got Key West reservation, 5 nights Monday through to Saturday then 2 Nights (Sat and Sun) on Dania Beach and final 2 nights at the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel Mon and Tues.

    Now, just need to order Dolphins tickets to the game against the Jets and I will be all set! I will do that tomorrow.

  36. ocalarob says:

    From the words of Robert Plant
    Ten years gone. Still hold’n on

    • Tim Knight says:

      As of now our OL is not good. But the problem is they’re all too young to start as a group. That’s where Grier messed up. Outside of Davis we really don’t have any veteran presence with a lot of starter game time and we all know Davis is better as a versatile backup in a pinch as opposed to starting.

      The #1 priority in FA for us next year should be adding two vet OL that have proven starter experience for a few years at a position – say a RT and a C or G. Then you have the young guys with some more experience now competing to fill out the lineup. We went too young at the same time on the OL.

      Because of that, we have to run a specific offense to compensate for that. We see it every week. I disagree that this is hampering Tua though. To me he’s learning to get the ball out quick which is a good thing. Defenses these day throw a lot at you. When the OL is more reliable where Tua is more confident with time in the pocket, he’ll grow with that too. You can’t run plays that you can’t execute.

      This offseason we need to really focus on offense. We can fix it in one year if we focus on it. There is talent to work with, but we need some better players.

  37. son of a son of a shula says:

    Very funny stuff at the 2:08 mark an lol is due

  38. son of a son of a shula says:

    I used to yell at Tannehill because he wouldn’t always “pop up” and throw, when he did it looked good, but other times I guess see the rush whatever you want to call it and he’d stand still basically and get killed. Tough fucker but damn dude that ball has to come out and Tua gets it out. The deeper stuff will develop with consistency and experience. Which obviously would include oline improvement.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Exactly! You can draw it up and make it look good on paper, but if the play can’t be executed you can’t run it. Just saying do this or that does not make it happen. Flores and his staff along with the players have figured out the best way they have a chance to win. This team has strengths and weaknesses. It makes no sense to try to be a power run team when you can’t be, or to attempt 7 deep throws a game that can lead to sacks and turnovers when it’s not a high percentage play to begin with, and we’re not built right now to do that.

      That’s like asking a hockey team that isn’t overly fast or skilled to play a wide open offensive game. Play the checking and defensive game. Try to win, not blow people away with stats. The only stats that ever really matter are in the standings that put you in the playoffs. That’s the goal!

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        A big part of the philosophy is to keep it a one score game into the fourth qtr. Bend don’t break and consequently sometimes punting isn’t the worst thing. Minimize penalties and turnovers and stay disciplined which we do for the most part.
        Missing kicks sucks Sanders. It effects our scoring average.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep! Sanders is having an off year. Didn’t expect that. Not sure what’s going on with him.

  39. Tim Knight says:

    OL, RB and WR would be my focus this offseason. We could roll with the same defense we have now because they’re coming together and they feed off each other. Ogbah is the only significant FA and I hope we bring him back.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Lots of money and picks. Ogbah belongs here I think they get deal without any worrying.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah Ogbah is obvious. He’s not just a sack guy. He’s a good overall DE and even a OLB at times is a 3-4 type scheme. He bats passes down every week, plays the run, gets pressure on the QB. He’s also a part of this tight-knit defensive group. I think letting him walk in FA would be a really bad move.

        He’s 28 and getting better. He doesn’t have the crazy sack numbers but he has plenty of other disruptive stats and impressive game tape. I think he’s in that 4 years $60M range with $30+ guaranteed. Keep the core playing together for the big goal.

        Chris Grier, no more 20+ roster turnovers. It’s time for maybe… 10. You have to build on something. At some point you need a team, not a new group every year.

    • steveccnv says:

      Wouldn’t touch a WR in the draft for the first 4 rounds or in FA

      I’d go with Parker, he’ll get hurt, but he has over 10m in dead cap, Waddle, Hollins, Bowden, Hurns and Ford, and give Merritt the chance to beat out Ford

      OL in 1st, RB in the second, and yes Ogbah is a must re-sign

      I’d also re-sign Gesicki, Smythe and Needham

  40. olddolphan says:

    LIGHTNING just concluded an amazing comeback win in the final moments of tonight’s game in Montreal. Trailing 2-1 with 2:30 left in the game, HC Jon Cooper pulled his goalie (Vasilevskiy) and, 21 seconds later, Perry scored the tying goal on a deflection of a perfect pass From Steven Stamkos to knot the game at 2-2. Then, with just 37 seconds left in regulation, Ondrej Palat scored the game-winner as the Tampa Bay bench erupted in a team celebration of mammoth proportions!!–Disgruntled Montreal fans left shaking their heads as, once again, the team from Tampa Bay absolutely spoiled the evening for all Habs’ supporters!! What a finish!!
    —————————
    Mega-kudos to coach Cooper and their staff as the Bolts have found a way to remain VERY competitive despite the loss of their top 2 players (Kucherov and Brayden Point) due to injury. At first it was thought that ONE, and perhaps BOTH of these players might be back in late November. But, now, there’s speculation it will be weeks later in the case of BOTH of these guys. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay’s win tonight leaves them at 16-5-4 for the season and clearly among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup for the 3rd consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Bolts appear to be in NO HURRY to rush the return of KOOCH and POINTER. Getting them well rested and HEALED is their top priority.

    There’s just no substitute for quality depth in the National Hockey League.

    GO BOLTS!!

    • steveccnv says:

      All of 2 guys out😉

      VGK had been down as many as 8 guys, for a good portion of the early season, with their top 2 players hurt game 2

      Top line center and defenseman Eichel and Martinez are still out, with Eichel probably not playing until the playoffs, in a TBL like salary cap move🤪

      At games during the warm-ups there were so many new faces it was hard to recognize the team

      William Karlsson was back for the last game, after breaking his foot. His return was schedule for Dec 16th

      For several games the entire first line, 2 from the second line, 1 from the 4th line and 2 defenders were out, yet they won 5 out of 6

  41. Tim Knight says:

    We can all be friends. It’s very easy just…

  42. bailbondmike says:

    Can’t believe Led Zeppelin Killed the blog last night. What’s wrong with yall?

  43. Ken says:

    Tim broke the blog

  44. sb7mvp says:

    It’s gonna be a long 2 weeks on this blog

  45. Ken says:

    My draft priorities at this time are: OL, RB, WR and LB

    • bailbondmike says:

      Is that your order of priority?

      I would rather add to OL through F/a first then draft OL 3rd or 4th round.

      • Ken says:

        Yes that is my priority of needs but doesn’t necessarily match with BPA combined with needs which I believe always has to balanced between the 2 when drafting

    • steveccnv says:

      I have OL, RB and LB in order, but if that stud LB is there in the 1st…

      We own 1 pick in each round, additional picks in the 4th and 6th, 1st and 3rd from SF

  46. bailbondmike says:

    19. Jameson Williams WR Alabama
    45. Sam Williams EDGE Mississippi
    99. Jerome Ford RB Cincinnati
    115. Nick Broeker OT Mississippi
    120. John Ridgeway DT Arkansas
    154. Cade Mays OG Tennessee
    179. Amari Gainer LB Florida State
    210. Jerreth Sterns WR Western Kentucky
    223. Hendon Hooker QB Tennessee

  47. Ken says:

    I actually agree with Omar for once:

  48. bailbondmike says:

    Why is our 3rd such a late pick? pick from SF
    ————————–
    Cause they are an NFC WC team right now.

  49. wyoming85 says:

  50. bailbondmike says:

    Ken, I like Ford also. He’s big at 5’11 220 and has deceptive speed. Good jump cut, decent as a receiver and difficult for DB’s to bring down.

  51. New Age says:

    If we add two good FA OL and a stud RB in the draft, I can see a similar team to the Legion of Boom Seahawks. We aren’t too far off but OL seems to be a decadal problem that’s been going strong for twenty years. We find a couple good ones but not for long.

    • boulderfinfan says:

      I like Flores as a coach but I think Grier is over his head.

      • Ken says:

        Grier seems to be redeeming himself with a great draft class this year and if Tua keeps on his trajectory you have to call that a successful pick of a QB

      • New Age says:

        Grier has been middle of the road with the draft but terrible at FA so I agree.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m with you except, we are going to have to address WR this off-season too

      And I want to keep adding pass rushers every off-season

      • New Age says:

        I like hat as long as we get a solid OL. That’s my draft Christmas/FA list. Either Grier drafts or picks up some really good OL, or we get someone who can.

  52. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken

    Basically if we run 6 OL, we are taking a receiver off the field

    If you are going to throw 3 times, it’s a lot easier to do that

    I can see situationally doing this – but I would be pretty upset if that became a big part of our offense

    • Ken says:

      I don’t believe we should do it all the time but I do believe there are situations such as goal line , short yardage and certain teams where it would make sense to do it

  53. The Flying Pig says:

  54. The Flying Pig says:

    Serious Question

    Remove all the fuckface hate from your mind before you answer

    Is Holland a better football player than Minkah Fitzpatrick?

  55. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay

    I am going to rephrase this bc it sounds like no one wants to make a bold call….lol

    Is Holland in his rookie year, better than Minkah was for us in his rookie year

    My answer is: yes he is

    I also think it’s important to note that I think Holland was basically drafted to be what Minkah was supposed to be

    I will actually go a little further
    I think flat out, Holland is better football player than Minkah

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    WY

    In terms of leadership and commitment to the team – I don’t think it’s close
    Anyone that demands a trade from their team (or has their mother do it for them) is always going to come up short with those qualities

    But like I’m just saying football only….just to remove that from biasing our opinions, which it’s bound to happen…and I don’t even play games about it. Fuck that Fuckface!…lol

  57. Mike E. says:

    “Mommy, Coach Flo is really mean and makes me do things I don’t want to do!”

    “In the locker room?”

    “No mommy, on the field. He makes me play strong safety, free safety and even LB, you know like a man”

    “Don’t worry little Minky, Mommy will get you traded”

  58. steveccnv says:

    bailbondmike says:
    December 8, 2021 at 11:05 am
    Why is our 3rd such a late pick? pick from SF
    ————————–
    Cause they are an NFC WC team right now.

    3 X 32 = 96, the pick is 99

    Is it a comp pick?

    • CavalierKong says:

      Isn’t it the comp pick they got for losing Saleh?

      • Ken says:

        I don’t think you can trade comp picks

      • CavalierKong says:

      • Ken says:

        So apparently compensatory can now be traded but that was not always the case. Apparently the rule changed in 2016 as I have now found out. However the compensatory picks are not assigned until after the season so you cannot determine where it will be at this point in time

      • CavalierKong says:

        I’m not determining anything, lol. I just said I think that pick came from the niners comp for Saleh, which it did.

        Maybe the new comps rule for coaches are preslotted, but either way I didnt assert that.

  59. New Age says:

    Piggy,

    Yes he is. He’s more versatile while still having great coverage skills. Any time a player has similar skill sets but provides more options…he has to be better. It’s really, really close because MFF is an elite player but Holland has two
    more sacks than Minkah does in his entire career. With players being able to change numbers, no one knows what Javon is doing. Minkah? He’s back playing safety every time. Predictable and exploitable.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      So my impression of Minkah in year 1 was not that he was a ballhawk but generally a strong safety

      I remember him coming up against the run and shorting down WR screens that we struggled to stop before he was drafted

      It really wasn’t until he want to Pitt that he became a force in pass defense – I haven’t looked at stats on this or anything, that’s just from my memory of him. I look at Holland now, and I think he’s having a bigger impact on our defense than Minkah ever had

  60. steveccnv says:

    Correct

    12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.

  61. CavalierKong says:

  62. The Flying Pig says:

    Steve

    I’m with you
    Most of the time, it seems like Minkah is getting burned if he isn’t making a big play

    However, the Steelers pass defense is ranked higher than ours statistically at the parent time (by about 20 yards per game) – some of that might be the first half

    Steelers arent elite as a team on pass defense, I think they are just outside of tip 10 – but they are better than us, on paper, at the moment, and Minkah is probably their best DB

    • steveccnv says:

      Minkah is good at reading the QBs eyes, but he’s fooled a lot by his aggressive play

      And he can’t cover for shit, so he’s a pure zone safety, a very good one, but 1 trick pony

  63. bailbondmike says:

    Is getting verified resale tickets through ticketmaster the best way to go for dolphins tickets?

  64. bailbondmike says:

    Hate to admit but MFF has been performing up to his draft status. He has put up real consistent years. This year he has been a tackling machine.

    Piggy’s question was to compare rookie seasons. Going by stats, their #’s are going to be very close.

    I still have to give Holland the edge if we are comparing them as rookies. Reason being, I feel Holland has better instincts as a rook than MFF did.

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s got 82 tackles, almost 7.5 per game, 2 ints, 1 FF, 1 tackle for a loss

      Holland 51 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tfl, 2 ints

      The more tackles my FS is making the worse my D is, so don’t really want him making too many, too few and he can’t tackle

  65. steveccnv says:

    Lb Zach Cunningham cut by Texans

  66. steveccnv says:

    Jamal Adams out for the year

    He did his job this year, they beat 49ers twice

  67. steveccnv says:

    No team has ever overcome a 1-7 to make the playoffs.

    But no season has ever had 17 games and 7 playoff teams, so it’s bound to happen, why not this year

  68. ocalarob says:

    At Mojo’s. Cuban sandwich. Black beans and rice

  69. wyoming85 says:

  70. Krishna says:

    I don’t remember MFF making a big impact, but maybe too much pot, lol.

    Holland shows up every game, especially last 4-5, even with the pot….lol.

    • CavalierKong says:

      This sums it up for me too. I see Holland making plays every game. Maybe a couple games with Minkah, but Holland shows up in the game every week.

  71. ocalarob says:

    winning 5 straight is great, is it real or fools gold? see Dave Hyde

    • Mike E. says:

      I’d say a bit of both, but that’s with any team. Parity . . . You need to have some fools gold and luck to win a lot.

  72. Mike E. says:

    FMFFF That is all

  73. Rockphin says:

    I think the answer Piggy, is Holland

  74. The Flying Pig says:

  75. mf13ss says:

    Listen to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb here, talking about the potential Watson trade, and how Tua has positively reacted to it. Are they patting themselves on the back for being part of the source of the Watson trade rumors? SMMFH 😡

  76. mf13ss says:

    I want y’all to keep this in mind before I show you my search results.

    This is MR. Pennington in 2008 (his NINTH year in the NFL, led us to the playoffs), behind a very GOOD Tony Sparano O-Line…

    vs

    This is Tua in 2021, having missed several games with broken ribs and a broken middle finger, WRs leading the NFL in drops and injuries, and behind the #32 rated O-Line in the NFL…

    https://stathead.com/tiny/XknqG

  77. bailbondmike says:

    Thanks Phelon, going to order tickets today.

  78. sb7mvp says:

    It’s going to be interesting to see how this offseason unfolds. I know we still have several games left in the season, but the odds of us making the playoffs are extremely slim and the damage for this year has been done already.

    We have money and draft picks, but the important thing is the money. Where and how we spend that money re-signing players or signing FA will be key. We did a terrible job this offseason in that regard.

    Other than Waddle and Parker, we don’t have another active roster wideout who will be under contract next year. I’d be fine with resigning Ford and Hollins, bring in another solid vet, while drafting another guy. I know we have guys on injured reserve and practice squad, but I’d like Tua to return with guys he’s spent some time playing with and have stayed on the field during the season.

    Everyone knows we need to address and solidify this o-line as well as RB so I won’t spend time on those.

  79. boulderfinfan says:

    wtf! How do you carry an alligator? lol
    “Dolphins wide receiver Mack Hollins said he’s considering purchasing an alligator and will go looking for one this weekend. He said he can carry an alligator until it gets too big. Hollins owns two snakes that he carries around his neck wandering around his neighborhood.”

  80. son of a son of a shula says:

    The Miracle in Miami was three years ago today 🐬💥🐧🐽🙏💪

  81. bailbondmike says:

    WTF! Trying to get a parking pass for the Jets game and their website says there are none available. Only the free parking areas are available that are a long ass walk and no tailgating. Also says you have to reserve the free parking?

    Is this true???

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Yep. Stadium parking is a mess because of the formula 1 build out. You can probably find a pass on the secondary market.

  82. New Age says:

    SB7,

    Grier’s terrible record with FAs is my main concern moving forward. Some seemed like solid acquisitions so I’m not sure how culpable Flores is with them, but they have sucked all three years under Flores.

    I didn’t mind musical chairs in 2019 but Grier has had two substantial FA signings in Jones and Ogbah. Everyone else was either a failure or let go early for little reason. That’s not good enough. These guys cost too much for such little performance gain. Van Noy, Flowers, and Fuller were huge wastes. Little, Skura, Hurns were lower level wastes. You just can’t keep missing with limited options available. Can we get 1-2 solid OL in FA? Not looking good based on history.

    • sb7mvp says:

      well I did say this:
      “Where and how we spend that money re-signing players or signing FA will be key. We did a terrible job this offseason in that regard.”

      I would say Grier has an average record with FA’s, not a terrible one. However last year was a terrible year for Grier FA wise. We look like we’ve nailed the top of the draft.
      If we had kept Karras, Flowers, and KVN we wouldn’t have started the season at 1-7. The problem was we let them go too soon. Signing Marvin Jones over Fuller would have gona a long way as well.

      • New Age says:

        I was agreeing with your statement but have a less nice opinion of his FA acquisitions. Last year’s FA class would have been fine, but we dropped them before we got true value which meant a lot of wasted money. I can’t really consider getting one year’s worth of value a deal for those contracts or play level. This year was terrible and the first year really doesn’t count. In the end, we have an always injured WR corp, a weak RB room, and a terrible OL. He buys the groceries.

  83. herdfan says:

    mf13ss says:
    December 8, 2021 at 10:15 pm (Edit)
    Now can one possibly IMAGINE if Tua had the run-support that MR. Pennington had in 2008, with the R&R X-Press?!!

    Also had Lousaka Polite. He was money as far as the short yardage/get the first down. At least that’s how I remember it.

    • Ken says:

      Good call. A blocking FB and short yardage runner. What a novel idea

    • Rockphin says:

      I still remember Polite knocking the hell out of a DB who tried to tackle him. (I think it was against Dallas?) They had to stop the game to let the DB get his shit together and get off the field. He was a fan favorite. Automatic for 1-2 yards.

    • CavalierKong says:

      He was money on that quick handoff counter. I want to say he was 21 for 21 over a season+ on 3rd and 4th down with 2 yards or less to go.

    • sb7mvp says:

      We had a pretty good and beefy o-line during that time as well. The problem was money spent vs. guys availble. Once the injuries started to pile up, things went downhill, especially Jake Grove our center.

  84. Rockphin says:

    Here’s the most telling stat of all: The Dolphins have trailed only twice during their winning streak, never by more than three points, never in the second half, and have been behind a grand total of 25:35 in playing time. That’s 25 minutes, 35 seconds in five games, which is 300 minutes — by my calculations, that’s 8.5 percent.

  85. Rockphin says:

    well CRAP

    Dolphins center Michael Deiter, who returned to play every offensive snap last Sunday against the Giants after missing nine games with a foot injury, was spotted in a walking boot at Wednesday’s walk-through. Whether he re-aggravated the left foot injury is unclear, and the Dolphins aren’t obligated to release an injury report until next Wednesday. Reporters were permitted to watch only 10 minutes.

    Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article256135522.html#storylink=cpy

  86. Rockphin says:

    Liam Eichenberg, OT (2nd round, 42nd overall): B

    In Week 13, Eichenberg had another strong outing, but due to one particular play, it wasn’t the near-perfect performance that he had against the Carolina Panthers in Week 12. On a third-and-five in the first quarter with the Dolphins backed up against the team’s own end zone, Eichenberg was beaten on an outside bullrush by Giants pass rusher Quincy Roche, resulting in a sack on Tua Tagovailoa. Per Pro Football Focus, that hurry-turned-sack was the only QB pressure that Eichenberg allowed on the day, but it was a nearly disastrous one given Miami’s position on the field.

    • CavalierKong says:

      It’s encouraging to see Eich starting to put together good starts, especially agqainst the Panthers and Giants who have quality Dlines.

      • Rockphin says:

        He has looked like he was playing on roller-skates at times this year! Hopefully some of these guys “come out of nowhere” next season with improvements. But hope is a four letter word in my book. Let’s start with a fucking offensive line coach? Huh? Maybe?

      • CavalierKong says:

        I expect a rookie olineman to have growing pains. He’s showing signs of improvement which is what we want to see. As for the rest, I can’t evaluate oline play well enough to know if the coach is the issue or if it’s personnel, so I’m curious to see if we keep Jeanpierre into next year or if we fire him 5 seconds before the season ends, lol.

    • Ken says:

      I also saw him miss a key block on a run or a screen where if he made the block it could have been a bigger play. I am not sold on Eich but at least he is playing and hopefully learning from all of this

  87. Rockphin says:

    Who to root for this weekend to better Miami’s changes of making the playoffs (don’t hold your breath)

    Tonight – Vikings over Pittsburgh (will put us only 1/2 game behind Pitt
    Sunday:
    Cleveland over Baltimore
    KC over Las Vegas
    Detroit over Denver (again don’t hold that breath)
    Giants over Chargers
    49rs over Cincinnati (Our draft position be damned!)
    Buffalo over Tampa (It works out best for us if Buff wins the East)

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s going to take a lot and we have to keep winning. It’s a tall order.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I didnt realize tonight’s game had importance for us, although I should have since it’s the steelers and an NFL team.Gives me a reason to watch it.

    • steveccnv says:

      Oddly enough, but I agree on Buffalo, because if they’re tied with us for 2nd in the division, then they get 2nd and we’re eliminated if any other teams are 10-7

      • CavalierKong says:

        I had been thinking in terms of needing 3 losses from Buffalo in order to jump them instead of 2 with the Pets (in addition to us winning week 17), but you make an excellent point. Any 3 way tie including us and Buff and we lose.

  88. Tim Knight says:

    I think our only chance is to win that 7th WC spot. I don’t think we’ll jump the Pats or Bills.

    • CavalierKong says:

      All the more reason to root for the Bills. It’s easily possible the Bills end up competing for that 7th spot. They’ve got Tampa and the Pets again and if they lose those game the Bills may end up at 10-7 and we’re almost certainly screwed even if we win out.

    • CavalierKong says:

      And looking at the schedules, the Pets still play at the Colts and the Bills at home. The Colts are a solid team and the Bills will be looking for payback. The Pets could lose those games, and if they do then we jump them with a win in week 17. So that is still very much on the table.

      All that said, I don’t think we’re going to win out anyway, but I’m enjoying having a smidge of that four letter word

  89. herdfan says:

    I think it needs to be acknowledged there was a comment about CP today and I commented/replied to it but it had nothing to do with CP. 😂

  90. ocalarob says:

    We may fare better in a 3 way tie for the 7th spot

  91. wyoming85 says:

    Herd and her infatuation with old Noodle Arm! 😉

  92. Tim Knight says:

    If we lose a game it’s basically no chance. We need to do our part and see how the rest of the teams finish. It’s a very tall order.

  93. bailbondmike says:

    I agree with all the game outcomes needed to help our playoff chances this weekend, except for Cleveland over Balt. I know we have the head-to-head over Balt but then they would need to lose 3 out of their last 5 to be 10-7.

    If Cleveland loses to Balt, they drop to 6-7 tied with us but fall behind us in the WC race. Their conference record would fall to 3-6 and our conf record is currently 4-5.

  94. mf13ss says:

    So what happened today? LOL, little Mike Floria had little Chris Simms on his little show, and little Simms doubled-down on Tua (Simms has been trending nationwide on Twitter all day since this aired)…

  95. manitobafinfan says:

    This was hilarious:

    Five Reasons Sports
    @5ReasonsSports
    ·
    4h
    Chris Simms’s career

    16 starts, 7-9, 58.1%, 6.1 YPA, 12/18 TD/INT

    Tua Tagovailoa’s career

    17 starts, 10-7, 67.4%, 6.7 YPA, 23/11 TD/INT

  96. manitobafinfan says:

    Cutoff the last line from above

    Taysom Hill might be better than Chris Simms

  97. manitobafinfan says:

    Hey !! A proset offence 😱😱

  98. Krishna says:

    Let’s protect him. Seems like a good investment!

  99. steveccnv says:

    Pitt vs Minn in the Detroit bowl

  100. mf13ss says:

    So the Stealers* tied with the then winless Lions. Then, the winless Lions beat the Vikes last week for their first win of the season. Now, the Vikes are beating the Stealers* by three scores as halftime approaches.

    It’s a crazy league and anything can happen on any given game day, but bye-bye, Stealers*. The Big Ben era is ending with a whimper.

  101. Ken says:

    So some of you have asked about Stanger. He had a very significant heart attack 2 weeks ago. It was very touch and go for a long time. However, the good news is that in last 36-48 hours he has made significant progress. He is now out of the ICU and breathing on his own. I am sure he has a long recovery ahead but it appears he has turned the corner and appears to be headed in the right direction.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Love, prayers and positive vibes for Stanger. He’s one of us. Like we say Go Phins!!! I say Go Stanger!!!! Looking forward to seeing him post again. Wishing you well, brother.

    • olddolphan says:

      WOW!!–Ken please send Jon best wishes for a speedy recovery from my wife and I. I noticed at the Buffalo game he had great difficulty keeping up with me in the parking lot and inside the stadium. And I’m about 20 years older than him!! I told him at that time what he had to do to live a long life. I HOPE this event will turn him in that direction. WE NEED YOUNG STANGER—–It’s as simple as that!! Jon, you are a GOOD MAN who is truly NEEDED by so many people. I BELIEVE some of your very best days are still ahead of you!! I WANT to be there with you when the Dolphins finally win their THIRD SUPER BOWL!! – – 2022 is the 50th anniversary of THE PERFECT SEASON!!

      HERE’S HOPING 2022 IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST SEASONS EVER!!
      GET WELL, YOUNG STANGER!!

    • mf13ss says:

      WOW, and I’m at a loss for words. THANK YOU for the update, Ken. If you’d be so kind, PLEASE tell Stanger that I’m praying for him and sending positive vibes his way. He’s a great guy and I truly do respect that cat.

      I’m saddened to hear this news. 😦

  102. Rockphin says:

    I just shut off S1E6 of WOT on Amazon and I wish there was some way to make my displeasure known the the butchers who have ruined this great series. The TV show is hot garbage. Trash. WTF do these people get off just making whole scale changes to characters and back stories.

    SIuan Sanche (pronounced Shawn NOT SEE_U_ANN like they pronounce it in the show, as explained by the author) is pale with blue eyes and raven hair. She wears a multi colored stole with the colors of all the Ajahs in stripes. She DOES NOT have tribal tattoos all over herself. WHY did these assholes feel the need to make such fundamental changes?

    I turned it off 15 mins in. I’m done Legends of the Seeker was better than this crap.

  103. Ken says:

    I used to like Chris Simms when he came out. He played pretty well until he took that when he ruptured his spleen. He is garbage as analyst though

  104. Ken says:

    Minnesota doing us a solid tonight

    • olddolphan says:

      DAMN RIGHT THEY ARE, KEN. Next up, a Bills loss here in Tampa coupled with a Patriots’ loss versus the Colts. Things are getting “VEWY, VEWY INTERESTING!!

      • steveccnv says:

        You haven’t been paying attention today

        We need Buffalo to win, if they finish the season tied with us at 10-7 we’re screwed

      • olddolphan says:

        AU CONTRAIRE, SIR. I’ve been paying very close attention since before you were BORN!!! IF BOTH The Pats and the Bills keep losing we’ll all be happy. Now, it’s true, they DO play each other one more time, so ONE of them, theoretically, HAS to win ONE more game (UNLESS that game ends in a tie)!! The permutations and probabilities are almost endless. But if Miami ends up 10-7 I believe they WILL win a spot in the playoffs (although that’s certainly not guaranteed).

  105. ocalarob says:

    TUA THE RPua
    Check this out, pretty good analysis of the Tua RPO

  106. olddolphan says:

    HEY STEVE CCNV; The Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs 5-3 in Toronto tonight. And, according to reports, Kucherov has skated with the team and will soon be ready to return. Things are looking rosier in Lightning land.

    TIME to walk the Greyhound and hit the sack.
    Our thoughts are with Young Stanger and his family.

  107. mf13ss says:

    I’m really getting into my feelings right now, regarding Stanger… not joking around, y’all.

    Stanger, get well soon, my Brother.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It becomes real when it’s about life and people. Everything else we discuss here and all of our bickering is really nonsense. Life and people are more important.

  108. ElephantRider says:

    Wishing all the best to Stanger

  109. Krishna says:

    Thank you, Ken. I’ve been wondering about his absence. Now I know.

    Miss him and hoping for him to have a speedy recovery!

  110. Tim Knight says:

    Has Chris Simms as a starting NFL QB ever won 5 in a row in his NFL career? Let me add to that, in his 2nd year?

  111. manitobafinfan says:

    Cousins is imploding

  112. manitobafinfan says:

    8 pt game now. Wow

  113. CavalierKong says:

    Positive vibes going out to Stanger from the west coast. Speedy recovery, my friend. You’ll be on our minds.

  114. steveccnv says:

    Get well soon Stanger

  115. Tim Knight says:

    One more play.

  116. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger is such a good man I’m so relieved that he’s turned the corner it would seem. God bless him, keep up the progress Stanger. 💪🐬2️⃣

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Dilly dilly

    • Tim Knight says:

      I have met Stanger at the MetLife takeover and his goodness and generosity was there without asking for it. Then seeing how he tries to set up fests, food and tickets every year on this blog.

      Get well, Stanger. Thanks for all you do for everyone. I know you’re paying it back but sometimes that gets caught up in frustration. Just get well and I can’t wait for your first post back. 🙂

  117. steveccnv says:

    Pitt has a brutal schedule

    Tenn, KC, Clev and Balt

    Get beat by KC and win the rest would be best to finish 9-7-1

    • steveccnv says:

      And Clev’s schedule is even harder GB, LV and 3 division games 1 each

      Can’t see either Clev or Pitt making playoffs, time to root for them to knock off some other teams

  118. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger man fucking yeah dude 💪💥🐬🐧🐽❌👍

  119. son of a son of a shula says:

    Beat stej go to 7-7 and see what happens. Gotta finish strong.

  120. Krishna says:

    Just met our local WHS coach who had an opportunity to meet and coach Tua. He was a QB at UT, coached QBs in college, He was very impressed!

    We shall see…

    He loves Cade Klubnick going to Clemson!

  121. Tim Knight says:

    We’re on the bye so I say Go Stanger!!!! You need the most attention at this time. You’re one of us. Life and people are bigger than football and BS commentary. Get well, bro.

  122. steelers look like shit, they arent a playoff team IMO

    maybe Miami can sneak in, if they run the table

    10-7 might be good enough for a wild card

  123. sb7mvp says:

    Shout out to Stanger. Get well soon big guy. Your voice and posts have been missed. Your Dolphins home is waiting for you when you’re ready.

  124. its funny watching the fox spin doctors freaking out over their holiday hanukkah tree that burned down, lol

    they called it a tree of hannukah? and said it was Americas tree, lol no, its not,
    also said it was a holiday tree, lol

    they clearly dont know what it was , Fox lost the war on Christmas all by themselves

  125. wyoming85 says:

    Stanger, Get well soon brother!

  126. wyoming85 says:

    Sad

  127. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

  128. New Age says:

    Stanger,

    Get well soon! You are a foundation here and hoping you are back on track soon. You’re one really good dude and that can be hard to find. Thoughts and prayers will be sent your way

  129. D says:

    Stanger get well soon buddy. Praying for a speedy recovery.

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