Dolphins franchise presses reset button . . . Again!

I know Brian Flores wasn’t perfect, I watch all the games and see this team play every week. Once the Dolphins fired Flores, it’s amazing how quickly the negative stories came out. Look, some of them are probably true, and others are just silly. I’ll never know the veracity of all of them and frankly, it doesn’t matter. I was ready to hitch my wagon to Flores and for a decade or so. I mean as a Dolphins fan, you just have to be tired of the turnover here. We’ve seen this now far too many times since the new millennium. In 2000, Dave Wannstedt was our Head Coach. In 2005 Satan, er Nick Saban took over. In 2007 we got the Cam Cameron show for all of 1 year, and with his 1-15 record, one year too many. Then Bill Parcells came to town with his lazy uninspired plan to fix the Dolphins for owner Wayne Huizenga. He brought Jeff Ireland (GM), Head Coach Tony Sparano, and OC Dan Henning and DC Paul Pasqualoni. Thanks Bill for your efforts! Near the end of the 2011 season, Todd Bowles replaced Tony Sparano. In 2012, as if Bill Parcells grand plan wasn’t uninspiring enough, Stephen Ross hired Head Coach Joe Phibin. Joe somehow was allowed to muddle through 4 seasons here boring Dolphins fans everywhere. In 2016, we hired Head Coach Adam Gase, that of “Offensive Guru” status. We was offensive alright. Maybe Ross realized that he gave Philbin one too many so he cut Gase’s tenure at 3 years. In 2019 we hired the young, fiery defensive coordinator from the rival Patriots. Yes, another Belichick disciple. Flores was given only 3 years, perhaps once again harking back to Joe Philbin getting 4 years. If you’re wondering, since the year 2000, the Dolphins record is 176-183. Uninspiring.

I’m not going to touch any of the stories circulating regarding why Flores may have been fired. We saw the offense as an ineffective unit. Flores’ defensive pedigree had this team’s defense ahead of the offense during his 3 year tenure. Not that the defense was a championship level defense, it wasn’t, but compared to the offense it may have looked that way. Our offensive line has been an issue for years and despite Grier’s attempts to bring in talent to remedy the situation, drafting OT Liam Eichenberg in RD 2 (#42) in 2021, OT Austin Jackson in RD 1 in 2020 (#18), OG Robert Hunt in RD 2 (#39), and OG Solomon Kindley (#111) in RD 4. In 2019 we drafted OC Michael Deiter in RD 3 (#78). It’s certainly not due to a lack of effort, but our 2021 O-line was ranked dead last at #32. Truth be told, I feel we have talented players on that line, but Flores’ choice of Lemuel Jeanpierre seems to be the linchpin. This is a unit that must be fixed in order for this team’s offense to be successful. I hope whoever the new HC is realizes that a great veteran O-line Coach is necessary here. Notice how I haven’t once mentioned Tua? If I could talk to him, I’d tell him this . . .

So now the search begins, and I really don’t have a strong feeling as to who the new Head Coach will be. I have to admit I’m a little concerned that we didn’t clean house completely. If Chris Grier was fired as well, you find a GM and then that GM hires the new coach. Now, despite not getting fired, you have the appearance of a GM who may be on the hot seat hiring a new Head Coach and that makes the job less appealing. As if having 8 Head Coaches in the last 21 years isn’t unappealing enough!!! The good thing Dolphins fans, is that there are only 32 Head Coaching jobs and we have an opening, so there will be lots of interest regardless of the aforementioned pitfalls. We have a young, talented roster that some coach is going to be thrilled to take the helm of. Plenty of money in Free Agency will be available as well, close to $70M. We have a defensive unit on the rise with potential to be a top 10 defense if the offense gets on track. Some of that $70M will have to be used to re-sign our own players. DE Emmanuel Ogbah, TE Mike Gesicki, WR/ST Mack Hollins, TE Durham Smythe, LB Elandon Roberts and DB Nik Needham. RB Duke Johnson will probably be taken care of as well. I think Ogbah is the top priority, he’s been great since he got here and is an important piece of this defense. I think Gesicki should also be a priority but it depends on what type of TE the new HC is looking for. If he wants a receiving threat TE then Gesicki will be back. If he wants a blocking TE then it’s more likely Durham Smythe comes back and Gesicki goes elsewhere. Mack Hollins is becoming a better WR and is invaluable as a special teams player. I also hope we re-sign Nik Needham, I like that kid, and he always exceeds expectations.

Defensive players like CB Xavien Howard, CB Byron Jones, S Jevon Holland and S Brandon Jones will be sure to help lure a potential HC here. LB’s Jerome Baker and Andrew Van Ginkel as well, and of course young DE/LB Jaelan Phillips. On offense, rookie sensation WR Jaylen Waddle is a great start, but the falloff is big after that. Free agency and the draft are going to both be used to bring in talent at WR to complement Jaylen Waddle. Running back has to be a priority as well and if you know me, I want to draft one, not overpay for one in FA. Draft a RB early enough to procure one of the best RB’s in this draft, add in one of the holdovers like Myles Gaskin, re-sign Duke Johnson and pick up a FA RB that won’t break the bank. How we proceed at TE interests me. I’m very curious to see if we keep Mike Gesicki and/or Durham Smythe.

Here’s hoping we make the right choice for our new Head Coach, whomever he may be. Here’s hoping this new Head Coach can be successful enough to be here more than 10 years. Here’s also hoping we made the right choice retaining GM Chris Grier. Here’s hoping for a full recovery for our friend Jon “Stanger”. Here’s hoping for all of us to stay healthy in 2022.



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1,390 Responses to Dolphins franchise presses reset button . . . Again!

  1. Mike E. says:

    Brian Baldinger (Baldy) was just on WQAM. He says Dolphins should be calling Aaron Kromer (former Bears OC and OL coach and run game coordinator for the Rams). He took a year off this year but Baldy says he’s a quality OL coach that the Dolphins could obviously use.

  2. steveccnv says:

    We play next season at SF and LAC, that’s a lot of travel in years we play neither division, additionally we play at Chicago, Baltimore and Cincinnati

    Travel west and play in cild

  3. wyoming85 says:

  4. Rockphin says:

    On Wednesday, the Dolphins are set to interview McDaniel. They have Quinn and Moore on Thursday. Joseph and Brown will interview on Friday.

    Daboll and Frazier both interviewed this past Sunday, so that takes care of all of the current coaches that have been requested. If there are no surprises, the Dolphins could have this search wrapped up soon.

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    This is McDaniel explaining how he explains to the WRs the importance of blocking

  6. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m trying not to to have a favorite in the coaching applicants

    Bc really – you just don’t know until they are on the job

    But in terms of vision for the team: I love McDaniel and his emphasis on the running game. I think that’s the best direction for our team to go at this time.

    I don’t care that he hasn’t called plays – if his vision is the right vision for the team, I think that’s much more important

    I do not think we are a coach away from having a 4500 yard passing season

    • Tim Knight says:

      If your bread and butter is the run game, you don’t need to throw for 4,500 yards.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I know

        Really just a little balance can help your passing game be more effective

        I think a big time running game is perfect for us, provided we can continue to play defense

  7. The Flying Pig says:


  8. CavalierKong says:

    Pretty funny Arians got fined 50k for smacking his own player during the playoff game with the Eagles.

  9. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, I’m trying to not root for a HC candidate either. I’m going to root for whoever we hire so what’s the point. LOL

  10. Tim Knight says:

    SB7, I don’t think Frazier is just a Rooney Rule candidate. We’re interviewing Vance Joseph and Thomas Brown too.

  11. Ken says:

    Stanger update:
    Jon is still in the hospital dealing with a kidney infection but that seems to be headed in the right direction. He is eating solid food again. They are apparently planning for discharge to inpatient rehab for him to work with PT and OT but I don’t know the timing for that

  12. Tim Knight says:

    I can’t read the articles because I don’t pay for it but here are 3 recent Omar articles. He always uses question as titles.

    “Is this another complete rebuild for the Dolphins?”
    “Are the Miami Dolphins a complete rebuild?”
    “Are Dolphins too committed to Tua Tagovailoa?”

    I will say this, why would we be a complete rebuild? You just build on the young roster we have. It’s not a team void of talent even though we do need some upgrades specifically on offense.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      There was a time, years ago, when we hired Parcels, where this was an entire campaign of how we were in a rebuild and the fans had to be Patient

      And now every time we’ve switched coaches, they talk about the team in the same context

      But people forget, we had the #1 pick in the draft then

      No none else (Flores, Gase, Philbin) has really campaigned as being in a rebuild process – although Flores’ 1st year felt like wiping the slate clean in many ways

      Whomever the coach is is probably expected to look at our roster and explain his plan by using that roster

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah and the makeup of this team is not in rebuild mode. They just need to add some better players in some areas and then play better overall. It’s actually an attractive situation for HC candidates with draft capital and cap space.

  13. mf13ss says:

    wyoming85 says:
    January 19, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    To me, this is a no-brainer. I used to play Madden like a MFer, and I ALWAYS made sure in a fantasy draft that I selected a run-blocking WR, along with a run-blocking TE.

    REMEMBER what I’ve been saying for many years now: POSITIONAL VERSATILITY. It’s one of the reasons why Belicheat* and the Stealers* have had so much success over the years.

    In the early 2000s as a Madden player, I’d always be sure to draft WR Joe Horn and TE Mark Bruener for their run-blocking prowess (Hines Ward would always go too early for my liking). Additionally, I’d always draft a successful run-blocking FB (Dan Kreider, I believe).

    My Offense was ALWAYS set up to be pass-first… but I also knew that if an opponent was able to successfully shut my aerial assault down, I’d have to rely on my running game. I’d always go with 2 RBs who are fast and furious (never going with an A++ RB), and 2 RBs who are bruisers (never going with an A++ RB).

    If my O-Line sucked, I was done for, regardless… something I learned, COUPLED with watching REAL football over 3 decades now and coutning. My O-Line is what made me win, regardless of the QB I drafted.

    If ya can’t move the ball through the air, you’d better DAMN WELL be able to move the ball on the ground… and vice-versa.

    I really like this kid, Mike McDaniel… but he lacks any kind of experience on game day, so as to promote him from Pointdexter behind the scenes (Joe Philbin) to an NFL HC… and I’m no different, truth be told. JMO

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t think comparing McDaniel to Philbin is fair. It’s basically an insult to him. He’s not the same person. I have always felt play calling is overrated. It’s not like you need a degree in physics to call plays. When you see those color coated cards that coaches hold during games, what that is are game situation cheat sheets for plays that were game planned during the week for that opponent. Calling plays is not a spur of the moment thing. Lots of work goes into that. Of course during a game you bring out some wrinkles that you think could work. But it’s not overly complicated.

      • mf13ss says:

        I truly understand where you’re coming from, but I fundamentally disagree. Perhaps it’s time to bring in a HC who actually has real NFL experience and knows what he’s doing (ie: Brian Daboll)?

        What Steve Ross continues to do is the very definition of insanity, minus Brian Flores. JMO

      • mf13ss says:

        It continues to KILL ME that Ross fired Brian Flores… looked as though he finally got SOMETHING right with a hire. It is what it is and I’m past it now, but Ross shouldn’t overthink this one.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m with you on experience and not sure McDaniel is ready to be the top dog. But play calling is not my concern.

        As for Flores, I think it’s pretty obvious he got himself fired. Not because he can’t coach, but because he didn’t work well with others. Not because he hurt anyone’s feelings, but because he showed disrespect to others in the organization. Remember one of the reports was he talked to Ross in a disrespectful way. That’s never good to do in any job. You don’t do that to an owner or a person that can fire you.

  14. Tim Knight says:

    M13, when you say Ross shouldn’t overthink this, what do you mean?

  15. manitobafinfan says:

    # stangerstrong..

    Keep up the progress Mr Stanger .. we are all pulling fir ya …

    Thanks fir the updates Ken … sounds again, Very Encouraging

  16. CavalierKong says:

    Stay strong, Stang!

  17. ElephantRider says:

    Let’s go Stanger!

  18. ElephantRider says:

    If reports are true about Watson only wanting to play for Flores, I’m thrilled Flores is gone!

  19. Tim Knight says:

    Not who you like, who do you think will become our next Head Coach?

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Was just watching a bit on Tony Gonzales and Travis Kelce. Gonzo asked him how do you move like that and Kelce said it’s all in the hips. That’s the difference between him and Gesicki. Kelce is more fluid in his movements where Gesicki is more about top end speed using his height, jumping ability and hands to make some chunk yardage plays. But Kelce makes plays on any route, he’s the best YAC TE in the league.

  21. Tim Knight says:

    Was watching some video of Hunter Long at BC in 2020. What I see is a guy who runs good routes, gets open and has good hands. I don’t think he’s on a Kelce level or a guy who will make some of the great athletic plays that Gesicki does. I see him as a better receiver than Smythe and a guy who can really help a QB out by getting open for positive yards even if not big plays. He helps move the chains.

    He’s a good prospect that likely has to get stronger and improve his game quickness at the NFL level. But he is 6-5 250+ with solid receiving skills.

    I’m doing this TE exercise because my gut tells me we’re not re-signing Gesicki. I’m not against re-signing him, I just don’t think we will. He’ll get a big money offer from some team that we won’t match. Just a hunch.

  22. Tim Knight says:

    What do you all think about Germain Ifedi 6-5 344 as a FA RT?

    A former 1st round pick in 2016 with Seattle, he’s played in 85 games and started 83. He’ll be 28 in June. Played with the Bears the last 2 seasons, got hurt (knee) and missed a lot of games this year but came back in December. He’s also played RG.

  23. Ken says:

    I don’t have a favorite in the HC search because if I did it would only be something else for me to be disappointed about

  24. Tim Knight says:

    ER, I like Daboll and think it could be the right place right time for him as a first time HC. But he has other suitors. Quinn is an established coach. Frazier is too. After that I’m a little queasy. LOL

    I’m not sure McDaniel or Moore are ready. Johnson and Thomas don’t excite me. All I know is I want a HC who coaches the entire team and game. I don’t want a specialist on one side of the ball. Hire those type of guys for coordinator positions.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I like Daboll

      But the fact that Buffalo doesn’t run the ball frustrates me

      • Tim Knight says:

        It’s because Josh Allen is unique and their best player. He runs the ball. It’s like when we had Marino, you roll with your best player.

      • ElephantRider says:

        I would like Caldwell if going vet coaches. If they go 1st timer again…..idk. Makes me queasy

  25. The Flying Pig says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      He’s one of my favorite prospects so far.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I have to watch more of him

        he has great hands but my first instinct is I don’t love his game like some of my favorite wrs of the past

      • Tim Knight says:

        I don’t think he’s amazing but I think he fits with Tua and Waddle. You have another guy who will draw attention and the more of them you have, the more you challenge a defense. Waddle and Dotson moving around and build a strong running game.

  26. ukfinfan says:

    Terrific progress report on Stanger. Please give him my best Ken (by proxy) and thanks for the updates.

    This (below) is quite the shrine! The jersey collection did remind me of Piggy’s! 😂

    Here’s a little “pig-love” to sooth the pain.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Even if he does start, he’ll probably go out after a couple of hits since he’s already hurt and made of sand crystals

      • D says:

        i think he needs to become a tranny and enter into a career as a victoria’s secret model. His picture as a woman was hotter than the majority of women i know lol.

      • CavalierKong says:

        LOL, that’s probably his post NFL career game plan.

  27. D says:

    As long as his ACL checks out you should be looking at Jameson Williams, he is pretty close to the same receiver as Waddle, from the same system as Waddle which emphasizes good routes and discipline over raw talent. Not that i think Dotson isn’t a good receiver, but i do think he is more raw speed guy where i think Williams is more a mirror image of Waddle we could have on the opposite side. If we keep Parker, then i would like for them to take Williams, of course depending on the medical eval. I think the injury was somewhat routine as fa as acl’s and he hasn’t been injury prone, this was a first time sidelined. It probably drops him a little in the draft and makes him available at our pick.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Agree 100% on Williams. He is also a bigger target than many realize at like 6’2. Couple that size with his speed which was projected at 4.29 but most probably low 4.3.

      Jameson Williams is a rare talent. Has great hands, body control and route running is tops. His get off on the line is superb. That knee injury could slide him to us. Not sure about the severity whether it was a complete tear or what

    • D says:

      Should add if they intend to move on past Parker, i would take Treylon Burks because he represents a younger/healthier version of Parker.

  28. D says:

    Glad to hear Stanger is doing better, and still on the up. Prayers for you Stanger.

  29. bailbondmike says:

    I think Jameson Williams, Jahan Dotson or Garrett Wilson are what we need out of the top WR’s to compliment Waddle.

    I like Garrett Wilson also. He can line up in slot or boundary. He has good size at 6′ 203 and a 4.43 projected 40. He is a YAC WR and good after the catch. Very good body control and hands. One thing that stands out to me is his ability to shake off man/press coverage. He does a really good job setting up the DB before making his cuts.

    • D says:

      He reminds me a little of Justin Hardy coming out of college, except he is more athletically gifted. They do some of the same things though like decoy the CB, and create separation by doing things with their routes like running right at the CB and getting them on their heels before they pull a break in their route or hit a curl. He also ran his more fluidly where as Wilson seems to be more jukey. Both have good body control, etc, Wilson’s might be slightly better. Might be a little adjustment to the NFL for him because a lot of the CB wont be fooled like the college kids were, but those kinda guys usually figure out how to work their routes to adjust to the NFL speed and talent. Albert Wilson is a very similar player as well.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Wilson is probably getting drafted early

      I think you had it right with Jameson Williams
      He’s seems great

      Have you seen the USC receiver Drake London?
      Big WR who uses his body well

  30. bailbondmike says:

    D, I would also consider Burks if they were to move on from Gesicki. He is big enough to give you what Gesicki does and more even though he does not play TE.

  31. The Flying Pig says:

    I think it’s kind of a deep draft for WRs
    Sky Moore, Justyn Ross, Chris Olave, Drake London

    WanDale Robinson kind of fits the Deebo Samuel mold

  32. bailbondmike says:

    Piggy, I have looked at Drake London a little. He has good speed for his size. I think he will be a good #2 and RZ target. I look at him and think we already have one of those in Hollins, if we resign him. My list is very small as far as who I think could become a true #1 WR. My list for #2’s is huge, lol.

  33. bailbondmike says:

    Piggy, I like WanDale Robinson, but I don’t see him in the same boat as Deebo Samuel. Samuel is more RB like at 6′ 215 with 4.48 speed. Robinson at 5’10 185 with 4.38 speed is more like Albert Wilson to me or even Waddle.

    I like him though.

    • steveccnv says:

      Agree based on what you provided, Samuel is special, mostly due to his build and power

      That’s what I like about this board, anyone can have an opinion based off of some traits, and others will debate that, giving us a more well rounded view without having to research ourselves

      Too early for me to view game tape

      Based on what was provided above on this year’s WR crop, I’m excited about our prospects, that could give us a dynamic duo for Tua to pair with Waddle

      Seems it might be a big mistake to leave Waddle as the only viable option

      Getting one of these guys at 26 would be enough to say good bye to Gesicki, also thinking/hoping Long will be the Witten type, that’s a 3rd down machine

  34. steveccnv says:

    Seems there’s lots of WRs coming out this year, that could benefit us, if we use them properly

    Getting one in the first should be a must

    We can get an RB, RT, C in FA, that are adequate

    Then re-sign a few of our FAs and we could be set

  35. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    January 19, 2022 at 6:05 pm
    M13, when you say Ross shouldn’t overthink this, what do you mean?
    I’m talking about learning from the past, so as to hire somebody who can actually form a legit staff (via connections) on both sides of the ball. If he goes too young or inexperienced, he will fail once again.

    People like to cite Mike Tomlin in saying that a newbie can get it done. What people fail to realize is that he inherited an already great team (FO and all) from Bill Cowher. That’s not to take ANYTHING away from Tomlin… he’s GRAND, and will enter the HOF as a HC: I respect him dearly.

    If we go too young or inexperienced again at HC in another rebuild, we’re already doomed. We need someone with some real football experience to come in and build the foundation.

    So to answer another question of yours up the board, I think Ross ultimately hires Jim Harbaugh, but I’m rooting for Brian Daboll.

  36. steveccnv says:

    Wilson, good riddance, was mostly a bust for us this year, can’t get over a short QB throwing to a short WR, doesn’t seem to work for us

    Bowden and Hurns I think are more Tua friendly, Parker sucks when not fully healthy, so anything we get from him will be a plus

    Waddle, 1st rd #26, Bowden, Hurns, Parker, Hollins, Long, Shaheen, Smythe should be enough for us to move the ball and get into playoffs

  37. The Flying Pig says:

    Robinson is no Deebo

    But he’s a 2nd round talent who can do a lot of things

    • steveccnv says:

      Ok, so that’s what you meant, was thinking the same as BBM, as also being a powerful runner

      I’d even think about doubling down on WR in the 2nd, if someone dropped to us and also depending on filling some holes in FA

  38. Ken says:

    Looks like they are interested in retaining Doaks. I don’t know why he didn’t get a chance to play more

  39. bailbondmike says:

    We need help vs the run. What about FA ILB Kwon Alexander. He just finished up a 1 year deal with Saints who are near the bottom of the league in cap space. I think he would be an upgrade at ILB.

  40. Tim Knight says:

    Here is a list of our free agents – UFA, RFA and ERFA. We’ll likely re-sign some of them but a lot of them probably won’t be back.

  41. mf13ss says:

  42. mf13ss says:

    Just a friendly little reminder to everyone: DO NOT BELIEVE everything ya hear or see, reported in the media.

  43. mf13ss says:

    Does anybody remember why Jim Harbaugh was fired by the 49ers? If not, he was fired for butting heads with EVERYBODY in the FO — including ownership — and his coaching staff. That’s what Brian Flores is accused of having done here, under Steve Ross.

    Ross didn’t have a problem with Harbaugh when it came to luring him to Michigan after that fact, though.

    Ross is a dirty weasel.

    • mf13ss says:

      Tell me… who hasn’t Steve Ross outright SHAT upon after firing? His reputation is outright horrible as an owner to work for. This will complicate our HC search, which is why I feel Harbaugh will ultimately be Ross’ choice for HC, should he decide to go back to the NFL. Understand me?

      • mf13ss says:

        I think Brian Daboll (who I want as our next HC), as our then OC, saw the tail end, firsthand, of the Sparano (RIP) and Ireland feud, and just how terrible Ross is as an owner to work for.

        We’ll see what happens…

    • Tim Knight says:

      Dude, Jim Harbaugh is a Michigan man.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    M13, I can see you’re in full blown anti-Ross mode. LOL

    • mf13ss says:

      He has to own up to his failures, man! He’s outright alienated many in coaching circles for the way he pursued Harbaugh (for our Phins, not Michigan) and Jeff Fisher.

      I’m not talking as a fan here, I’m talking as a businessman. Who wants to do biz with Steve Ross regarding our Phins? It’s both sad and scary. His reputation is beyond lackluster, to put it lightly.

  45. mf13ss says:

    These are my predictions, nothing more. I could very easily be wrong… not like I haven’t been wrong in the past. JMO, as always.

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    This is among the rounds

    • herdfan says:

      This is my actual local news too. Saw it happen. Tim Irr is totally clueless, not just here, always. And then she’s saying it happened before! WTF

      • The Flying Pig says:

        The anchor was basically useless and didn’t even ask if she was okay

      • herdfan says:

        He said later he couldn’t see the video, just had audio. But she said I just got hit by a car!

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I saw him saying that on Twitter….lol

        It’s not a 1920 studio. They probably have monitors

        He literally says in the video that “by the look of it” asking her where she was hit. I think he’s just a robot or something

        I had flashbacks of this gif watching him

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    Next years schedule

  48. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    January 20, 2022 at 5:43 pm
    Yeah and the past is the past. We need a new HC, why are you going back 10 years ago?
    Ross had better have learned from his mistakes… we’re going in a loop here, re-read my 1:13 PM comment to you today. I don’t trust the guy and I do not care for how he continuously throws his firings under the bus… it’s a serious trend with this guy and it cannot be dismissed as arbitrary.

    If Ross wants to roll a steamroller over every single guy he’s fired, HE’S THE ONE WHO HIRED THEM TO BEGIN WITH! He’s a POS, Brother. I’d never work for him, that’s for sure.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I get all of that. He is the owner and we need a new HC. If you remember Ross gave Grier full power of the football team in 2019 and he selected Flores to be our HC. Why would that change now and Ross is picking the HC? Unless something happened that I haven’t heard, GM Grier will lead the HC search and Ross will sign off on it like most teams do.

      • mf13ss says:

        I dunno, my man. Maybe Grier has naked photos of Steve Ross in bed with Robert Kraft on SOBE? I mean, how on EARTH has Grier been able to retain his job over the years?

        If we’re going to rebuild, it’s time for a TOTAL overhaul… and that includes Chris Grier. There are 2 common denominators here for our failures since Ross took over ownership from HWH: Steve Ross and Chris Grier.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I really don’t know why Grier gets so much flack. But again he is the GM. He will be leading the search for a new HC. So you hate Ross and think Grier should have been fired. Okay everyone is allowed their opinion, but try to stay in the reality of it.

        Who said we’re rebuilding? There is plenty of young talent on this team for a new HC to roll with. We already know we need upgrades and they will try to do that. And of course a new coach will have players he knows and likes. That’s always been the case. But this team doesn’t need to turn over the entire roster like we did in 2019-20.

  49. mf13ss says:


    We aren’t arguing, I’m just sharing my thoughts… rightfully or wrongfully. We need REAL change if we’re to become a powerhouse team again, making the playoffs on a perennial basis.

    I’ve been sick since yesterday, woke up puking… probably have the Omicron. Going to get tested tomorrow. I’m good, but I feel like poop from head to toe.

    Going to get some rest now.

  50. Tim Knight says:

    There are 22 players currently on the team from the last 4 drafts 2018-2021. A lot of them are our good players and some have been okay or meh. But we still have draft capital and lots of cap space. What has Grier done so bad? No he hasn’t put together a playoff team, I get that. That’s why I say even with a new HC we have to make the playoffs in 2022. The new HC is not walking into a situation where the team has no talent, not much of a draft and cap issues. It’s the opposite of all of those things.

    I feel Grier’s fate will be hooked to Tua not getting us over the top. All the draft picks he acquired and managing the cap well the last few years will be for not if we don’t start being a playoff contender. That’s what it’s all about.

  51. Ken says:

    Stanger update:
    I got a call from Stanger tonight and talked to him for a while. He sounds good. He needs in patient rehab and they are having difficulty finding a bed. But it was just great to talk to him.

  52. The Flying Pig says:

    People don’t want to hear it

    But Jarvis Landry is scheduled to make 14 million this year and will cause a 16million cap hot to the browns, but they will only take a 1.5 dead money hit if they cut him

    This means he will probably be a free agent doesn’t it?

  53. sb7mvp says:

    That’s incredible news about Stanger

  54. The Flying Pig says:

    I show my load at the Deebo comparison to early

    This is the better comparison

  55. son of a son of a shula says:

    Did you guys see that the Vikings are going to be in Miami next season? If we ever had a chance to get Randy to a Fest game this is our best one.
    There’s also going to be a Green Bay rematch from a previous Fest. The fake spike a la Rodgers killer.

    Keep it up Stanger
    #stangerstrong 💪

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    Speaking of Randy and Minnesota

    Anyone have any thoughts on this 6’9 380 pound OT

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They are finally making OL highlight films

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He appears to have very short calves his knees are lower than anyone else despite him towering over all of them. I don’t know if that’s a bad thing but it looks odd.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He’s quite the project

      • steveccnv says:

        Use the extremes, it will usually tell you what you want to know

        So if his knees were 4 inches from the ground, like a cat’s leg joint, how hard do you think it would be to knock him off balance? Pretty hard?

        Usually a way to get to tall guys is low

  57. olddolphan says:

    TRULY AWESOME NEWS about young stanger!!!! MADE MY YEAR!!
    DOLPHINS can go 1-16 but it will STILL BE A GOOD YEAR!!
    SOME FAU NEWS: Watched the men’s basketball game come from behind to beat Western Kentucky tonight on CBS Sports Network. Then saw that for mer FAU defensive end Trey Hendrickson, the All-Time sack leader in C-USA history, will be back from a concussion this weekend for the Bengals! He had 14 sacks this season for Cincy. They’ll need him!
    Y’all have a terrific evening and a better tomorrow!
    Time to walk the greyhound and hit the sack!
    Sleep well, Young Stanger!!

  58. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, that news anchor had a level of concern about on par to “Did I take my shoes off in the living room or the entryway?”

    • CavalierKong says:

      The poor gal was clearly shook up, and they left live for what? a minute and a half?

      “Golly gee, Teri, I think those people might have just hit the slopes. Did you notice if they had a ski rack on the roof? And was that a ’95 Dodge Caravan? It looked like original paint and everything, neato.”

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He was like “did you get hit up high or low”

        It was a car dickhead, it’s probably big enough to cover both

  59. sb7mvp says:

    I like that Burks WR you showed Piggy. Watching J Williams his skinny legs worried me. Same with Dotson and some of the other WR’s shown.

  60. sb7mvp says:

    Just found this clip while perusing the webs

  61. steveccnv says:

    bailbondmike says:
    January 20, 2022 at 3:37 pm
    AVG is an OLB. Alexander is an ILB.
    “looks real good on plays where he makes a play”

    So does every player in the NFL. Your point?

    Alexander was a big part of a good Saints defense.

    Was just referring to exactly that, it’s a highlight reel everyone looks good in their highlight reel, maybe you missed my emoji in the first post, was just being a dick I guess or wanted to write Stinkel Van Ginkel😜, sorry

  62. steveccnv says:

    Looking at an article showing the pros and cons for each HC candidate, seems it’s something Grier is going to have to figure out, how to weigh pros vs cons

    In other words as a fan we can say who we want, but have no clue who should be the best man for the job without doing the interview

    Just doing the interview isn’t enough, you have to be competent evaluating people’s personality and traits, something I’m not sure Grier is really qualified to do, at least that’s how he comes across

    Hope there’s someone else in the interview that has that skill

  63. steveccnv says:

    Some of these articles about HC candidates are really bad

    Trying to figure out if it’s better to get a retread or 1st timer

    What I see is the common link in most of these coaches is they had great QBs

    Why did they have great QBs? Is it because of the QB himself, Peyton, or was it a QB they developed and put in a great situation, Brady?

    Do you want an HC, that can find a great QB or one that can develop one?

    • steveccnv says:

      In our case think we should go after an HC, that can develop Tua

      A D coach isn’t that guy, Daboll, Moore, McDaniel seem to be the ones who might be able to do that

      Watching a short video someone posted here of McDaniel the other day, he sure seemed to be less than impressive, but not ruling him out based on its

  64. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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