Miami Dolphins – Where do we go from here?

There are so many moves the Miami Dolphins organization need to make, the most obvious one is hiring a new Head Coach, and having that Head Coach assemble an entire coaching staff. I liked Brian Flores. I liked his no nonsense personality, I liked his toughness. I didn’t like the staff he put together, and that includes revamping his staff last season. As the group Depeche Mode says, “Everything counts in large amounts”. Flores was the architect of a poor staff. I’m not picking on him because he’s gone, just stating the obvious. I can’t say whether his first season’s plan was just to work with guys familiar to him, or he simply had no NFL ties and took what he could get. In 2019, He brought both OC Chad O’Shea and DC Patrick Graham from the New England Patriots. In 2020, Flores tabbed long time NFL’er Chan Gailey, who was probably pretty sure he was never ever going to coach again, and named him OC. Not that Chan Gailey wasn’t qualified, but I’m sure Flores’ call was the ONLY call Chan Gailey received as far as NFL offers were concerned. Chan Gailey departs so in 2021, Flores has the brilliant idea of naming Co-OC’s (supposedly in order to keep any teams from stealing them away), so 2020 Tight Ends Coach George Godsey and 2020 Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville are promoted together to form the NFL’s first 2 headed Offensive Coordinator Duo. Sometimes having more is better, The Tucker had a center headlight in addition to the 2 common ones on either side of the front of the vehicle. The center headlight actually turned left when the car was turning left and right when the car was turning right. Ingenious! The Co-CO idea, not so much. The Dolphins offense was 22nd in the NFL scoring 20.1 PPG and if not for the defense setting up the offense so many times, it would have been considerably worse.

I’m going to recommend something I know many of you here won’t be in favor of. I can tell you, I’m not sure I’m in favor it myself. Hear me out though. You can build for now, or build for later. Instant gratification or long term success. Either can be satisfying. The problem with my recommendation is that one important step needs to happen before this can even be possible. Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh needs to step down from his current post. If that happens, I think we should be the first, and most likely the last to offer him a Head Coaching position in the NFL. When you hire a guy from the college ranks, you get a guy who knows all the college players, what they’re capable of, who the right ones are for what they want to accomplish, on both sides of the ball. What you usually get is a guy who doesn’t know the NFL, and how to deal with NFL players. Not the case with Harbaugh, who has successfully run an NFL team, quite successfully I might add. From 2011-2014, Jim Harbaugh compiled a 44-19 record with the SF 49ers. He did that with 2 QB’s who were not considered upper echelon talents in Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. For some reference, Alex Smith was 19-31 in 5 seasons as the Niners QB. With Harbaugh, his first season was 13-3. His 2nd season was cut short due to injury but the Niners were 6-2-1 with Smith. So 19-2-1 for one and a half seasons after 19-31 in 5 without Harbaugh. We all know who took over after Alex Smith went down, my former crush Colin Kaepernick. No problem for Harbaugh. Kaepernick after taking over the helm went 5-2 and took the Niners to the playoffs. A huge upset 1st RD victory over the Green Bay Packers, 45-31 started an improbable run. The Niners then defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 to earn a Super Bowl berth. The SF 49ers lost a thriller of a game, 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.

Still with me? My favorite MLB team the NY Mets made a very similar move recently. They decided to bring in a proven winner in Buck Showalter. Results have yet to be determined and if the bougy MLB Players Union doesn’t get it’s collective head out of its ass, we may not see a MLB season next year. The Mets have decided instead of hiring a young up and comer, they want to win NOW! Forget 3-5 years from now, NOW! They know Showalter knows exactly what he’s supposed to do in every and any situation, there’s nothing he hasn’t seen. The very same would go with Jim Harbaugh. I think it’s an extremely unique situation to be able to get a guy who is so in touch with the college game and all the players, yet has had tremendous NFL success as well. I say if Jim Harbaugh steps down as Michigan HC, Stephen Ross should fly one of his fucking planes as fast as they can fly and throw down some stacks of $$$$ to secure the best Head Coach for RIGHT NOW, the Dolphins can get. Personally, I think Harbaugh is a bit of a time bomb, and I have no idea how long he can last if he comes back to the NFL. My guess is it would be a similar gig to the Niners. He’d stay as long as they were winning. That’s not a terrible thing either. If for some reason he fails right off the bat, which I think is unlikely, he may try one more time. If he fails again I would think he’d step down and disappear and we’d probably want him to. I think if he does come back to the NFL, I think he’d be great for our team. Our defense would continue to flourish and he’d get Tua a run game if it killed him. Defense, running the ball, all the things we crave here. All that will make Tua better and more importantly, the Miami Dolphins better.

I’m open to other HC’s too, there are lots of ways to skin a cat. I actually don’t know how many ways there are and not sure why people think are so many ways to skin a cat, but there really are a lot of different avenues to explore in a Head Coach search. I’m sure Tom Garfinkel and Chris Grier are doing that as I type. Maybe it’s because I’m 58 now and my mortality is in the back of my mind. Who knows, maybe Mike McDaniel is the next Mike Tomlin. At 38 he’s a tad older than Tomlin was when he took over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the age of 35. To have continuity and longevity along with winning would be swell, but make no mistake about this my fellow Dolphins fans, the Miami Dolphins franchise is NOT the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise. The Steelers are steeped in tradition and their owner doesn’t flip-flop on their decisions. Since 1969, The Steelers had HC Chuck Knoll 1969-1991, Bill Cowher 1991-2006, then Mike Tomlin from 2007 – present. Not only do they have consistency, but they WIN. So do I crave the same? I would wait until we clean house of our current GM before heading out on that path, which is another strong reason I prefer Harbaugh. With Harbaugh at the helm, it’s gonna be his way or the HAR-way. If Chris Grier didn’t like Brian Flores, he’s gonna hate Harbaugh, because this would be his show, guaranteed. He won’t allow Grier to undermine him and his cachet dictates that he deserves as much. Unfortunately, Harbaugh may have no intentions of leaving his current post, but if he does . . .

To elaborate on some great news we got yesterday, I’d like to share that I also got to speak to Jon “Stanger” yesterday, and considering what that man has been through, I was absolutely shocked as to how great he sounded. As I’m typing now I’m literally getting goosebumps and tearing up because he literally sounded just like the old Stanger, and that’s not being kind, or overenthusiastic or wishful, that boy is BACK! Now he needs to get his body back to where his head is and he’ll be in better shape at the next Fest than he was at the last. He’s currently just dealing with atrophy from being in a bed so long, and I believe he will respond very well to rehab, both occupational and physical therapy. I have to give both Jon and his wife a lot of credit, they really clawed back from some tough odds. Maybe our Dolphins can do the same!

#stangerstrong

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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1,422 Responses to Miami Dolphins – Where do we go from here?

  1. CavalierKong says:

    Ok, so probably only a couple minutes and it’ll be 27-20.

  2. herdfan says:

    I’ve seen this before. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  3. Ken says:

    😑🀬🀒

  4. CavalierKong says:

    Rams ball!!

  5. manitobafinfan says:

    NICE

  6. herdfan says:

    πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

  7. bailbondmike says:

    Fumble! Hee hee heeee

  8. Mike E. says:

    Goat fumble!!!!

  9. CavalierKong says:

    You have to be shitting me

  10. manitobafinfan says:

    OMG

  11. Ken says:

    What the fuuuuuck?

  12. Mike E. says:

    Are you fucking kidding??????

  13. wyoming85 says:

    OMG WTF ???????

  14. herdfan says:

    I don’t believe it yet I do at the same time.

  15. wyoming85 says:

    Only Brady gains 25 yards on a fumble! 😦

  16. Ken says:

    GOAT sack

  17. manitobafinfan says:

    Oy

  18. Mike E. says:

    Don’t throw that fucking flag

  19. Ken says:

    Of fucking course

  20. manitobafinfan says:

    Whew

  21. CavalierKong says:

    Rams tried to screw that up, but even with the penalty they still keep the ball, LMAO

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t t]know why the announcer described in as helmet to helmet. It’s just a late hit on the receiver

  23. Ken says:

    Okay I will take it

  24. Mike E. says:

    Na-na-na-na-na

  25. steveccnv says:

    The Rams should teach a class on how to fuck up a game, they can do it like no one else

  26. CavalierKong says:

    Rams offense really needed that to settle them down.

  27. manitobafinfan says:

    Wtf man

  28. CavalierKong says:

    Man, you said it, Steve, they could teach a class on it, smh

  29. Ken says:

    Fuckity fuck fuck

  30. CavalierKong says:

    Hekker did a good job to get that snap down so he could get the kick off. It was a low snap, I’m sure that affected the kick.

  31. steveccnv says:

    Anyone else ready to strangle the Rams?

  32. steveccnv says:

    When was the last time you saw a kick in regular weather short for a less than 50 yard kick?

  33. Ken says:

    Fucking Rams

  34. randydolfan1947 says:

    HOW IRONIC. A year ago, the Bucs won the Superbowl largely because BOTH of the CHIEFS starting tackles missed the big game due to injuries. Mahomes was running for his life!

    TODAY, the Bucs best O-Lineman, Tristan Wirfs, was already hurting from the last game. Today he was KO’d early in this one. Then, HIS REPLACEMENT was knocked out of the game. And the Bucs’ center is also laboring (Ryan Jensen). END OF STORY when you’re playing Donald and that agressive Rams’ defense.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “You can’t win a Super Bowl without and above average to great Offensive Line.” The Bucs won’t win this one just like Miami won’t get within hollering distance of a Super Bowl with the low quality O-Lines they’ve had during the Ross era.

    NOW all we need is for the Bills to win tonight’s game and the visitors will have swept this weekend’s four Playoff Games.

    • steveccnv says:

      We just need the right HC, Rams 5 winning seasons in a row, since their HC was hired, it followed 10 losing seasons

  35. CavalierKong says:

    Any other team leading, I’d call this game over

  36. Ken says:

    GOAT miss

  37. manitobafinfan says:

    There would have been a flag on last play if was still a Pat

  38. steveccnv says:

    Brady will still get the ball back within 1 score

  39. Ken says:

    Of course

  40. CavalierKong says:

    Unreal you let a guy behind you in this situation. Only needed to take another minute and a half off the clock.

  41. Mike E. says:

    Anyone think that missed FG is part of a fix?

  42. bailbondmike says:

    Ramsey, I thought you were supposed to be one of the best

  43. CavalierKong says:

    Just need one 1st down

  44. CavalierKong says:

    All I can do is laugh

  45. manitobafinfan says:

    Total implosion

  46. Mike E. says:

    Rams blow!!!!!! Chokers!!!!!!!

  47. Ken says:

    πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€¬πŸ€’πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©

  48. herdfan says:

    Of course.

  49. wyoming85 says:

    epoch FAIL!!!!!!

  50. Ken says:

    Sometimes I hate being right

  51. Mike E. says:

    Rams took their foot off the throttle, played too conservative. Throw the ball, get a first down and win the game. I hate seeing that

  52. bookman11 says:

    Lol

  53. Mike E. says:

    How did Ramsey not pick the pass when Evans fell?

  54. bailbondmike says:

    I bet they go for 2 after they score

  55. Ken says:

    Joe Philbin moment

  56. steveccnv says:

    TO is Flores coaching the Rams now

  57. manitobafinfan says:

    Fuck

  58. Ken says:

    Here comes the pick 6

  59. manitobafinfan says:

    Time fir Captain Clutch Matt Stafford 😎

  60. bookman11 says:

    This is awesome!!!

  61. Mike E. says:

    Rams are demoralized. Pressure ate em up!

  62. steveccnv says:

    Yep Flores and the stupid timeout is coaching Rams

  63. CavalierKong says:

    All the things the rams had to do wrong for this to happen is pretty unbelievable. If it was a movie, you’d say it wasn’t realistic. I officially want these assholes to lose now.

  64. bailbondmike says:

    Brady will get all the credit when it was their D that got them back into the game

  65. randydolfan1947 says:

    SHADES of the Chargers at the Dolphins in 1982!!

  66. Ken says:

    WTF was that?

  67. bailbondmike says:

    That’s the best play they could come up with

  68. The Flying Pig says:

    Wow

  69. CavalierKong says:

    LMFAO! I’ve figured it out

    I’m rooting for the Bills tonight

  70. Mike E. says:

    Should have done this before. They went into a shell the 4th quarter

  71. manitobafinfan says:

    BUH BYE Brady

  72. Ken says:

    Thank God

  73. wyoming85 says:

    Well I guess I’ll eat them words now!

  74. steveccnv says:

    OMG

  75. The Flying Pig says:

    Every game this weekend is crazy

  76. herdfan says:

    What an ending.

  77. Ken says:

    Rams still choked but managed to spit it out just before it was too late

  78. CavalierKong says:

    CavalierKong says:
    January 23, 2022 at 6:20 pm
    All the things the rams had to do wrong for this to happen is pretty unbelievable. If it was a movie, you’d say it wasn’t realistic. I officially want these assholes to lose now.
    ———————

    Toba,

    The second I started rooting against the Rams, they won the game. I was rooting against Cincy and the Niners yesterday.

  79. steveccnv says:

    Coopa

  80. mf13ss says:

    WHAT A GAME!!!

  81. manitobafinfan says:

    Go Chiefs

  82. steveccnv says:

    My stomach hurts

  83. CavalierKong says:

    Go Bills!

  84. randydolfan1947 says:

    I STILL REMEMBER being shell-shocked after I left the gut-wrenching loss to the Chargers in ’82.
    IT STILL HURTS!

    • steveccnv says:

      Saw highlights a few years ago, we lost because of a bad snap for an fg try about a minute to go, would’ve put us up 2 scores

  85. Ken says:

    Alright Cav what is on the menu?

    • CavalierKong says:

      I took the day off. Got way too plastered at my buddies yesterday for the Niners game and didn’t feel up to it.

      I was going to do smoked chicken halves, mac and cheese, biscuits, and steamed broccoli. Now I’m having reheated lasagna πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • Ken says:

        What no wings?

      • CavalierKong says:

        Nah, I’m sticking to my wings every other week agreement with my wife even for the playoffs. She doesn’t like me eating a whole bag of wings every week. She has this weird idea it isn’t good for me, lol.

  86. steveccnv says:

    I’m going to the casino to watch the next game, but not leaving until there’s 2 minutes left

  87. mf13ss says:

    I’m NO fan of the Rams, being they’ve gone around trying to BUY (stud FAs on the cheap) their way to a Super Bowl. However, I AM happy they knocked Brady out this evening!

    Don’t want the Rams’ model (almost NBA-style) to become popular, so I’ve got to root for the 49ers next Sunday (thanks Chris Grier! SMH).

    • Mike E. says:

      Whatcha mean M, like the Bucs did it? They outBucced the Bucs! Brady did exactly the same thing when he came to Tampa, brought all these superstars there.

      • mf13ss says:

        I know, man! And that’s why I’m HAPPY the Rams out-Buc(k)ed the Bucs!!! But let that buck stop THERE! πŸ˜‰

  88. Ken says:

    I am sorry but I am tired of the Chiefs I think I have to root for the Bills

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