How good will Jaelan Phillips be?

If you’re a Dolphins fan, and you watched every game last season, it’s easy to forget how sparingly Jaelan Phillips played the first half, and how much he came on in the 2nd half of the season with that additional playing time. For comparison, in totality, Jaelan Phillips played 54% of snaps on defense. AVG (Andrew Van Ginkel) played 71% of the defensive snaps. DE Emmanuel Ogbah played 67% defensive snaps. Now that we’ve seen what Phillips is capable of, his time on the field will greatly increase, probably exceeding 75% of the defensive snaps. If not at age 23, when?

Once again, for comparison, Pro Bowl LB Micah Parsons who was beloved from many here on FMU played 84% of the defensive snaps last season. You’d have to think Phillips approaches that this season. With more playing time, more plays will happen, and Jaelan Phillips, and hopefully the Miami Dolphins defense will get an increase in production in their pass rush and rushing defense. Phillips was tied for 2nd on the team with 9 tackles for loss, and 3rd in QB hits with 16. He was 2nd on the team in sacks with 8.5, just a half sack away from being tied with DE Emmanuel Ogbah. Phillips showed the ability to play the run as well as rush the passer. He’s a very athletic, guy with a nice repertoire of pass rushing moves that he will keep refining. He definitely learned a lot last year, you could see the difference by the end of the season he was so much more effective.

This season, I don’t think it’s crazy to expect 12-15 sacks from Phillips if he plays all season and gets at least 75% snaps on defense. He’ll probably have more than 20 QB hits, and I’d expect close to 80 tackles. You want your best players on the field as much as possible, and I feel Phillips will be, already is one of our best. We did pick up Melvin Ingram who will share some snaps with Phillps, but Ingram is 33, and will have to be used strategically to keep him effective, and healthy. Although this only year 2 for Phillips, he came to the team with a good toolbox of pass rush moves, he has prototypical size and length at 6’5 266 and wide wingspan, crucial to getting to the QB. He’s certainly one guy to watch on this aggressive Dolphins defense. He should be among the leaders in a few defensive statistical categories this season, I can’t wait to see this kid shine!



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  1. bailbondmike says:

    The wife liked this one.

  2. bailbondmike says:

    Dang page turn.
    bailbondmike says:
    July 1, 2022 at 6:34 pm
    The wife and I were having some drinks by the pool and listening to some old mashups. Some could get your Independence Day party going. This one is good cranked up.

  3. bailbondmike says:

    This one I had not heard before.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    For those of you who are Jazz Fusion fans. Listen to the amazing bass playing by Jeff Berlin. He’s my favorite bassist and this tune sums it up. Enjoy!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Oh yeah and Steve Smith was long time drummer with the band Journey but played with many jazz fusion acts over his career. Killer drummer.

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

  6. bailbondmike says:

    During an appearance on CNN Thursday, National Economic Council director Brian Deese was asked by anchor Victor Blackwell: “What do you say to those families who say, ‘Listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years. This is just not sustainable’?”

    “What you heard from the president today was a clear articulation of the stakes,” Deese answered. “This is about the future of the liberal world order and we have to stand firm.”
    Liberal World Order


    • Tim Knight says:

      Check this out when you have time. It’s not for chilling and having a good time. There have been many new world orders in human life. Really good stuff.

  7. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    July 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm
    “When you try to overthrow the will of the people, and you try a coup in the United States government, you have to pay for that. Period.”

    — Rep Adam Kinzinger
    I totally agree with Kinzinger… as such, I can’t wait for the likes of Hillary, Barack, Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Waters, etc, to pay for that, period.

    And now, we can add Kinzinger (along with Liz Cheney) to that list, period.

    • mf13ss says:

      Now, the gloves are OFF with Brian Deese talking about a “LIBERAL WORLD ORDER”.

      It was always funny to me when some called me a “conspiracy theorist”. 😉

      You’ve been owned, when ya didn’t even know it.

      • Krishna says:

        Dude, you need drugs….lol

      • stangerx says:

        Liberal World Order is the system of laws, alliances and practices established by Western democracies after WW2. Includes NATO, UN and the World Court. Been around for over 70 years…. why are you so worked up about it?

  8. Krishna says:

    It’s Friday night and I can’t figure out how to post led zeppelin “whole Lotta love”


  9. Wyoming85 says:

    Can I post?

  10. Wyoming85 says:

    Can I post music?

  11. Wyoming85 says:


  12. Krishna says:

    Can’t post Led Zeppelin rainmaker….oh well

  13. Tim Knight says:

    M13, by the way that video I posted about understanding new world orders is mainly about how capitalism has thrived for centuries. Then it discusses how social issues and dissension happens. It’s a lesson in humanism not really left or right but they both play the game. It’s always been about class and monetary gain. Not cultures and race. We just use that as a way to be envious.

    Please watch it.

  14. Wyoming85 says:

    Not a bad week at the office

  15. uwantwat says:

    For you sci/fi/fantasy readers on here: 3 book trilogy called “The Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat. She is a writer from Victoria. Set in another world dealing with Fae, so another fantasy, I suppose. Good plot and characters.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      I will check it out. Finishing the second book in Anthony Ryan’s latest “The Covenant of Steel.” Highly recommend it.

  16. steveccnv says:

    Watching it had to be said, Tua’s hands (10″) look smaller than Tyreek’s (8″), Reek has longer fingers, but…

    The way the NFL measures the hands of players is by taking a tape measure from the tip of the thumb to the pinky finger with the hand outstretched.

    Kind of like the 40, it’s not the end all or even totally accurate

    Tua has wide hands, which helps him with grip, Reek has long fingers which helps catching passes

    They should measure hands as length and width

  17. Ken says:

    Is it football season yet?

    • steveccnv says:

      No, not quite, we still have some time to reflect on the last year

      On 4th of July 2021 Psaki was bragging about the cost of a bbq going down 16 cents from the previous year, even though gas was up a dollar, jump forward to 2022 4th of July and it costs 17% more for that bbq

      • stangerx says:

        I like Jen Psaki. She’s feisty and smart. Reminds me of Kellyanne Conway, who I also like.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Stanger, I would include Kayleigh McEnany in that group. They were all good at what they were paid to do. I have to give the edge to Psaki as she had to lie/twist the true more for the cause and deflect multiple times on a daily basis much more than the other two.

        Those qualities set Psaki up with the perfect resume for MSNBC.

      • stangerx says:

        My girl Kellyanne came up with the phrase “alternative facts”…. don’t count her out. Kayleigh sure was the nicest to look at though, even if she had “crazy eyes.”

      • Ken says:

        “Alternative Facts” was the height of hypocrisy. It was Orwellian. I lost any respect for Kelly Anne Conway I might have had. I do like her husband a lot

      • bailbondmike says:

        I’ll “circle back” to you on that. 😉

      • stangerx says:

        LOL BBM
        And Ken was just saying respect Kellyanne’s skills. Professional Protocol. Think about the stuff she had to answer questions about.

  18. bailbondmike says:

    They should measure hands as length and width
    Which is more important, length or girth?

  19. stangerx says:

    “The Dolphins seemingly made all the right moves during their rebuild, trading away veterans and acquiring more future draft capital while looking ahead to tomorrow. Grier’s process was sound, but he hasn’t been able to hit his draft selections. Miami’s decision to take Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert looks like an all-time mistake. The team also whiffed on its other two 2020 first-rounders (Austin Jackson and Noah Igbinoghene).

    Thankfully, the early returns on Grier’s 2021 draft class, which included Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips, and Jevon Holland, are incredibly strong. With Tyreek Hill now in Miami, this is a make-or-break year for Tua — and it could be for Grier as well.”

    — PFN’s Dallas Robinson on ranking the Dolphins’ front office 20th in the league.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I think that is a little unfair on the Tua selection and not make or break on him for, at least, the first half of the season. I agree on Jackson and Iggy. I would still rank them a few spots higher, though. Middle of the road and possibly on the rise.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It never ends.

      • steveccnv says:

        The Tua in a make or break year talking point is asinine

        If these JOs had any brains they would be praising him for having a winning, while playing with a high school OL

      • Tim Knight says:

        I always ask what is make or break? What are the parameters? If it’s playoffs, isn’t Justin Herbert in the same boat?

  20. bailbondmike says:

    July mock.

    16. BJ Ojulari EDGE LSU
    27. Jaxson Kirkland OT Washington
    48. Ricky Stromberg OC Arkansas
    78. Jack Campbell LB Iowa
    80. Zach Evans RB Ole Miss
    148. Myles Murphy DT North Carolina
    172. Al Walcott CB Baylor
    212. Nick Broeker OT Ole Miss

  21. bailbondmike says:

    College football kicks off its season in 8 weeks.

  22. Wyoming85 says:

    I’d have headed straight to buy lottery tickets and new undies!

  23. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    July 1, 2022 at 10:20 pm
    M13, by the way that video I posted about understanding new world orders is mainly about how capitalism has thrived for centuries. Then it discusses how social issues and dissension happens. It’s a lesson in humanism not really left or right but they both play the game. It’s always been about class and monetary gain. Not cultures and race. We just use that as a way to be envious.

    Please watch it.
    Hey, Bro. I’m 10 minutes in and I already know this. I’ll watch the rest of it, but the history of this goes back to ancient Egypt and even further back.

    The sooner we end the Federal Reserve (see Andrew Jackson), the better off we’ll be. That was one of President Trump’s highest goals… to end the Federal Reserve because they are CROOKS. 1% of the world’s population controlling 99% of the world’s money?

    Paper money necessarily needs to be backed by SOMETHING of intrinsic value, right? Instead, Obama/Biden have/are spending us into oblivion. Dem cheerleaders don’t seem to care when they SHOULD care!

    China’s bought up so much of our debt that they own more in America than one could possibly imagine. Just wait for America to come out with SCS (Social Credit Scores).

    Thank you for posting the video, man! Not everybody here seems to understand what’s really been going on.

    • mf13ss says:

      By the way, Mr. Glenn Beck has been on top of this for YEARS!!!

      • Tim Knight says:

        Lots of people know about this stuff. This was just one that a friend recently shared with me. I think this was done in more of lesson type of way than how Glenn Beck articulates stuff. He gets on my nerves with his bias and he’s not always right.

    • Tim Knight says:

      This was one man’s study about it starting at a certain point in time. It’s a lesson that history repeats itself just with different nations on top and why the previous powers fell. It’s a lesson on humans and how we’re wired. Nothing that is happening now is unprecedented.

      • mf13ss says:

        Agreed, and I’ve seen many other people talking about this in recent years. You should learn why US mint coins either have jagged edges (the 360-degree edge) or reinforced borders.

        Old Dolfan could tell us why!

        Back in the day, people used to bite the edges off of them, in order to pilfer the natural bronze/silver/gold it was cast into.

  24. Tim Knight says:

    I saw some TC dates scrolling on NFLN the other day and a lot of teams had July 23 for rookies and July 26 for the entire team. The Phins however are July 19 for rookies and July 26 for the entire team. I wonder if that does have to do with a new/first time HC?

    • mf13ss says:

      Yes, it does have to do with Mike McDaniel being a first-time HC.

      • Tim Knight says:

        We currently have 17 rookies on the team. It gives coach McD and his staff a chance to see who is ready for NFL competition during a week. We could see some moves made a few days later.

      • mf13ss says:

        Yup! Can’t wait for the new season to begin, Bro!!!

  25. Mike E. says:

    M – I thought people bit the coins to make sure they were real

  26. Tim Knight says:

    When we released QB Chris Streveler I think that was because they liked Skylar Thompson’s arm talent and skills better. They know Bridgewater can win games in this league and they feel Tua has a nice upside.

    I expect 3-5 rookies to be replaced after that first week of rookie TC with players who have some NFL experience or other rookies we had our sights on that are available. Part of that numbers game.

    Skylar Thompson is going to get a lot of work before the vets show up. All three of our QBs have some mobility talent. They don’t have to be big time runners but they have to be able to move, bootleg, waggle and make a run here and there.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Thompson seems to have a good pocket presence and footwork already. I am sure there are things to work on with him but not as much as others we could have drafted or signed as an UDFA.

      He’s a gamer.

  27. bailbondmike says:

    I hate shopping for a boat. I can’t make up my fucking mind. lol

  28. Tim Knight says:

    The lesson is the highest class doesn’t really care about the lesser class. That’s how humans are wired. Wealthy conservatives and liberals are fucking each other. LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s the swamp or establishment, not sure why Stanger feels so compelled to put out quotes from Republicans in this group, as if because they’re Republicans it carries some extra weight

      These RINOs aren’t any better, than the rest of the establishment, and maybe worse, because they try to deceive

  29. steveccnv says:

    Posts aren’t posting

  30. steveccnv says:

    We have the best CB duo

    This week,’s Bucky Brooks took a shot at ranking the best duos at each major position group in the NFL for 2022.

  31. steveccnv says:

    Many in the media believe that Bridgewater will overtake Tua before the game against the Bengals or at the very least mid-season. That would be a perfect scenario for Bridgewater and would spell the end of Tua in Miami if that were to happen.

    These same hypocrits say Tua has a weak arm, but Teddy’s is weaker, Tua can’t stay healthy, but Teddy can’t either, Tua isn’t a franchise QB, but Teddy has already proved he’s not

  32. bailbondmike says:

    Phelon, I like Skeeter boats a lot. Even though a bay boat, I can easily take it offshore in the gulf with no issues but still has a shallow draft for inshore. I want a boat for inshore/offshore and, of course, one I can use for scalloping. Delima is wife wants a pontoon that we can have a custom canvas camper enclosure made so we can camp on the islands around here. I am good with it as I enjoy that but would lose the offshore element unless I get a tri-toon with oversized toons.

    I don’t want a boat payment, so I am looking at used for 60K or less.

    I am going to look at a Skeeter this week here in Pensacola. It’s a 2018 SX2250 with a Yamaha 200, 215 hours. Aluminum tandem trailer. Has everything I want on it, Lowrance Hook 7, Minn Kota I-Pilot with spot lock/auto deploy & digital charger and a 10′ powerpole. Does not have a swim ladder that I would need for scalloping but that is an easy fix. I need, at least, a 3 step for my old ass. Stored inside. Listed at 59,900.

    Problem is the wife found a 2015 26′ Godfrey Marine Aqua Patio SLR Tri-toon with oversized 27″ toons in FT. Walton Beach. Comes with a custom aluminum tandem trailer. Yamaha 200 4 stroke E/shift with only 121 hours. Has a 3′ extended swim platform with dual 10′ powerpoles and a curved, 5 step easy entry swim ladder. Set up with 3 batteries. Factory installed Lowrance but not sure of model yet. Also has dual Bimini tops so I would not have to install another one for a canvas camper enclosure. Stored inside but also has custom cover. Upholstery is immaculate. Listed at 59,500.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Phelon, I got an idea. How about you give me an interest free loan so I can get both? I could pay it off in 3 years or less. 😉 lol

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Ha….I’m building a second dock with a boat lift – ain’t no extra cash laying around!

        The Minn Kota and power poles are key. Have both on mine. Running Garmin live view and nav. Yamaha 300.

  33. herdfan says:

    I tried to clear the comments that were from yesterday/today from the spam filter. I didn’t clear all the music posts from Friday because… not Friday now! 😂

    It totally sucks getting ready to move. Might be different if I was excited about it. Also not moving everything so separating things to go in storage and what I’m taking with me and what I’m getting rid of. It’s exhausting.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Being a military brat and retired military, I feel you! You should pack it all and move to FL. Be on vacation every day you are off. Although, in WV, you have beautiful, relaxing nature right down the road to enjoy also.

  34. Mike E. says:

    Herd – Good luck with the move! I hope everything works out well for you and your mom

  35. pheloniusphish says:

    This is all you need to know about today’s Democratic Party and the current White House.

    “ High gas prices worth it for ‘future of liberal world order,’ White House economics adviser tells CNN”

    • Mike E. says:

      I saw that too. At least they’re finally telling it like it is. It’s out there for all to see. I’ll say it again though, SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade will hurt the GOP much more than that brash statement by the Biden camp. There really might be a huge backlash in the next election.

    • stangerx says:

      Think you are reading way too much into the phrase “liberal world order.” Been around longer than we have.
      “After World War II—the deadliest conflict in human history—countries sought to ensure the world never again devolved into such horrific violence.

      World leaders created a series of international organizations and agreements to promote global cooperation on issues including security, trade, health, and monetary policy. The United States has championed this system—known as the liberal world order—for the past seventy-five years. During this time, the world has enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity.”

      • Mike E. says:

        Or maybe we’re not. Doesn’t really matter either way, this administrations record is awful so far, they have a lot of work to do to even be considered a decent Presidency.

      • stangerx says:

        Lots of reasons to dislike Biden. Just don’t see his economic adviser using a standard term of art as one of them.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        His “standard term of art” is a pretty good indicator of how they feel about American citizens and what their priorities are. Fairly clear they are more concerned with their agenda over us.

      • stangerx says:

        Phelon — but in this case their agenda is mine, but I’ve always been a globalist…. which understand many are not.

  36. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    July 3, 2022 at 1:31 pm
    Think you are reading way too much into the phrase “liberal world order.” Been around longer than we have.
    “After World War II—the deadliest conflict in human history—countries sought to ensure the world never again devolved into such horrific violence.

    World leaders created a series of international organizations and agreements to promote global cooperation on issues including security, trade, health, and monetary policy. The United States has championed this system—known as the liberal world order—for the past seventy-five years. During this time, the world has enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity.”
    I think anything that has “world order” in it is bad news. The world leaders at that time (and always had) were backed by the 1%.

    During these past 75 years, there have been major wars (not world wars), waged under capitalism vs communism/socialism, along with a lack of economic independence (see oil)… many of them being proxy wars. The world at large has NOT enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity.

    I don’t think what came about after WW2 has been as described above (I recognize you quoted someone else, Stanger, not your words). WW3 is well underway, we just need an international incident (see Archduke Ferdinand’s assassination) to have it metastasize into a tangible event involving soldiers, bombs, and the like.

    Lo and behold, what’s going on in Ukraine just might be the catalyst to make WW3 happen. 😦

    • stangerx says:

      Maybe WW3 starts an hour from now, can’t say it won’t. But think the post-WW2 years have been very, very good to our country. Yet wasn’t saying have been perfect either. And the “Again” in MAGA is about brining us back to part of them.

    • Tim Knight says:

      World and order are just words. That said there is nothing you or I or most folks can do about it. Elite wealth already controls the world.

  37. Ken says:

    Stanger defending his people 😉

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — can guarantee you he wasn’t talking about the New World Order. That’s like Fight Club. Would have faced the big spikey paddle at the next meeting. 🙂

      • steveccnv says:

        Correct, but it wasn’t a statement to be taken lightly

        It tells you they have no intention of fixing gas prices

  38. steveccnv says:

    ” High gas prices worth it for ‘future of liberal world order,’ White House economics adviser tells CNN”

    What he’s doing is fear mongering, forget the phrase liberal world order and just replace it with 70 years of world peace (as in no world wars)

    What he’s saying is we need to sacrifice a little to keep the world from WW3

    Basically forget everything this administration has done wrong, we need to look at the big picture

  39. steveccnv says:

    People are struggling, they don’t want to hear about world peace, they want to know what the govt is going to do to help them now

    So a very elitist, or unsympathetic way of looking at the current situation

    It would be like telling a guy dangling from a cliff, not to smoke it’s bad for your health

    • Ken says:

      If you don’t want to see struggles then best to have world peace. Fastest way to raise fuel prices is to get into a war especially with an energy producing country

      • steveccnv says:

        Don’t do what the White House economics adviser is trying to do, minimize the current administration’s failed policies

      • Ken says:

        Not doing that. But I am a

      • Ken says:

        But I am also not running crying wolf right now either. Prices have risen and the supply chain has issues. Despite that people are working. The price of gas is still cheaper than most countries and this country is better situated to ride out the economic uncertainty that just about every country is facing right now. The sky is not falling

      • stangerx says:

        Ken — what gets me when I visit Europe is how they pay as much for a liter of gas as we do for a gallon. Might explain why they use mass transport more.

      • steveccnv says:

        Prices have risen, because of the WH’s war on fossil fuels and their weak foreign policy

        Why should we have to pay for their unthoughtout and bad policies?

  40. Tim Knight says:

    So now the new narrative is Bridgewater will replace Tua this season ending his career in Miami. This sort of thing has reached ludicrous speed.

  41. stangerx says:

    This one is a Tim special. You think you are scared of Great White Sharks? Well they are scared of Orcas. Not sure if Blue Whales (the largest mamal on the planet) get scared, but they are Orca prey as well. Think we found our Alpha Marine Predator.
    A pair of orcas has been terrorizing great white sharks off South Africa’s coast since 2017, causing them to flee en masse. The wounds are distinctively made by the same pair of killer whales, according to the study.

    The attacks have triggered the sharks’ “flight” instinct, causing a mass migration away from the marine predators.

    Insider previously reported the first evidence on a pod of orcas hunting and killing adult blue whales. Marine scientists from Cetrec WA (Cetacean Research) were able to detail how orcas swam inside the mouth of blue whales to eat their tongues. Researchers saw large chunks of skin and blubber having been gouged from the body of a blue whale and most of the dorsal fin having been bitten off

    • Tim Knight says:

      Well Orcas are huge mammals and Great Whites are huge fish but mammals are smarter so they have a huge advantage. Orcas also work together like you said and Great Whites don’t. Orcas have that other name “Killer Whales” because they can kill anything in the sea.

      I don’t think adult Orcas have any predators other than humans. Orcas are not known for attacking humans but Great Whites and other sharks are. So that’s why as a human we should fear sharks more.

      • stangerx says:

        The Great Whites are at least smart enough to know when they might be an Orca meal to get the hell out of there.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah a lot of species know what their dangers are. All about survival. You don’t exist for millions of years being totally stupid. LOL

  42. bailbondmike says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    July 3, 2022 at 12:53 pm
    Ha….I’m building a second dock with a boat lift – ain’t no extra cash laying around!

    The Minn Kota and power poles are key. Have both on mine. Running Garmin live view and nav. Yamaha 300.
    Nice boat!!! Glad I got a half chuckle out of you.

    Do you think that is a good deal on that 2018 22′ Skeeter with all the added options?

    I looked at a 2022 23′ Skeeter with a 250 Yamaha none of the above options (not even a T-top) and it was 87K. Add in the options and I’m well over 100K. That is why I am looking for a used gem. The 2018 Skeeter looks to fit the bill. What say you?

  43. Ken says:

    For Tim:

  44. bailbondmike says:

    Not sure if y’all have heard this on the news. This happened exactly where we went scalloping only 4 days after we left Keaton Beach. I mean exactly! You can follow our chart plotter to the spots we had marked off Grassy Island for scallops and it would take you exactly (within 100-200 yards) to where she got attacked. It’s a grassy plateau about 5′ deep (in center of plateau) and covers about a quarter mile wide by about 2 miles out in the gulf from Grassy Island between 2 old creek channels that run about 10′ deep depending on the tide. That has been the scallop hot spot the last 3 years.

    I wear a dive knife on my leg (not that it would help) but also carry a 4′ spear. Only thing is you are swimming and looking down, not swimming and looking around.

  45. bailbondmike says:

    Ken says:
    July 3, 2022 at 6:11 pm
    That guy is so badass he has a pet great white
    Pfffttt, Matt Roth swims with the Orca’s and eats Great White livers.

  46. stangerx says:

    Does anyone think Gaskin fits the new system? Would be great to have as a back up but I’m thinking not. He’s more a run straight ahead and find a little cut to the left or right guy.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think he can do it. We’ve only seen him in what we’ve run the last 3 years and that wasn’t a very good system(s).

      • stangerx says:

        He’s a 4.6 guy. You’ve seen who they brought in. Michel is the same speed but he is bigger.

      • Tim Knight says:

        It’s not about 40 times, Gaskin plays very physical for a guy his size and he’s got some shifty to him. He’s been productive. He’s also a solid receiver.

  47. stangerx says:

    Ken — even you can be a conspiracy theorist, well that or a prankster. 🙂
    The story explains that a professional fisherman named Arnold Pointer from Southern Australia saved the life of a “big female white shark” after it was caught in his fishing net and named it Cindy. Pointer explains that now he has a problem: the almost 17-foot shark has not left him alone in two years, following him wherever he goes and scaring away the fish Pointer is trying to catch.

    In the story, Pointer says: “Once I stop the boat she comes to me, she turns on her back and let me pet her belly and neck, she grunts, turn her eyes, and move her fins up and down hitting the water happily.”

    According to the blog site Our Planet , the story was part of an April Fool’s Joke in the April 2006 edition of Le Magazine des Voyages de Peche, a French fishing magazine The story has been debunked by various fact checkers including Snopes and Truth or Fiction.

    • Ken says:

      Didn’t bother to fact check it. Just saw it on FB

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m not surprised. I didn’t think a Great White would do that. But Tiger Sharks have been receptive to human touching putting them in a catatonic state. That’s another scary shark to deal with if it’s coming after you.

  48. mf13ss says:

    Speaking of nature, I tangled with a close to 4′ black snake today in the yard. My nephew was playing pool-side with a soccer ball when he came upon it. He yelled, “Uncle M13!!!”, and I came across the non-poisonous intruder.

    FAST MFer. I pinned it down with a pool scrubber (the closest thing at hand), but it eventually slithered out of it and into the pool house’s outer bricks before I could ‘Steve Irwin’ it out back to the wild.

    I don’t believe in killing wildlife, and if I got my hands on it I would have returned it to a safer distance to thrive in the wild.

    I love it when y’all post wildlife stories, especially SHARKS!

    • Tim Knight says:

      “I don’t believe in killing wildlife, and if I got my hands on it I would have returned it to a safer distance to thrive in the wild.”

      I’m the same way.

    • Wyoming85 says:

      King Snakes are all that get that treatment! (Actually just leave them alone)
      The rest of the serpents get the shovel!!!

      • mf13ss says:

        There’s a symbiotic relationship involved. Snakes aren’t all that bad, nor are spiders (except the ‘flesh-n-blood’ kind!).

        I’m a ‘quick-twitch’ kind of dude with ‘Jedi’ reflexes. I like to funk with snakes… and I’m undefeated. 🙂

      • mf13ss says:

        THAT STATED, I will NOT funk with a rattlesnake or copperhead.

      • Tim Knight says:

        M13, good advice to yourself with poisonous snakes. LOL

  49. Tim Knight says:

    1. Three years removed from the college hip injury. Almost career ending.

    2. Has dealt with a lot of nonsense for two years in the NFL. His ribs and finger injuries last year is part of the game. It happened.

    3. Now he has a team that believes in him from top to bottom despite the continuing nonsense from the outside. Addressing the offense became priority this year.

    We all know this is a big year for Tua, it is for all 3rd year QBs and players that were drafted in the 1st round or higher. Let us see where he’s at instead of predicting it.

    • steveccnv says:

      Tua just has to be Tua, and he’ll be fine

      Drives me crazy to watch the simulated games, where they have him throwing lots of ints and inaccurate passes

      He’s going to light it up this year just because of the guys around him

      Brady and Allen took a leap after they got their feet under them and the game slowed down, Tua has the talent to take the same leap

  50. pheloniusphish says:

    BBM – seems like a good deal on that 2018.

  51. steveccnv says:

    Good Fellas is on Netflix

  52. Krishna says:

    It’s that time of year to celebrate our independence….hope everyone enjoys….

  53. Wyoming85 says:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Happy 4th of July!

  54. bailbondmike says:

    Happy 4th of July!! Hope this doesn’t tip the inappropriate scale…

  55. Ken says:

    Happy 4th everyone except UK. Screw those damn colonials

    • ukfinfan says:

      You’ll always be loyal subjects of King George the III at heart! 😂😂😂

      Just joshing boys and girls. Happy 4th and all that goes with it.

  56. bailbondmike says:

    As we celebrate our independence with fireworks, lets pray for those who are still fighting for their independence with real fireworks.

  57. naplesfan2010 says:

    A lot.of prices rose because of Trump’s tarriffs on cheap labor stuff from China.

    • steveccnv says:

      Is that where you want to go?

    • stangerx says:

      I’m a big free trade guy — so correct. But that was already baked in. The new inflation is cause of something else. Increased shipping costs, rise in oil prices and throwing a bunch money on an already good economy are three of my favorites there.

      But I’m guessing should cool down. Covid support money ending or ended and Fed is hiking interest rates. Let’s hope the Fed hits the sweetspot btwn cooling things down and pushing them off a cliff.

  58. Tim Knight says:

    And on this day of course there was a shooting in Chicago at a 4th of July parade. 6 dead and 24 wounded. SMH.

  59. bailbondmike says:

    Sorry Stanger. Thought you were saying they should have submitted to the Russians. My bust,

    • stangerx says:

      De Nada. I was just surprised that the Russian speaking Ukrainians stood up just as hard as the ones to the West. And they are the ones bearing the brunt of the fighting now.

  60. Tim Knight says:

    Okay the shooting wasn’t in Chicago but a suburb north of the city. Not that it matters. It’s still horrible.

    • stangerx says:

      Highland Park is an affluent Chicago suburb. The one thing you can be sure of is the sniper wasn’t part of some gang war.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I don’t care who this fuckface is. But targeting an affluent area could be the motive. I don’t know that it is, but it is possible. Nothing surprises me anymore. This country is going through a very sad public war with each other. Violence is a part of that.

  61. stangerx says:

    “I would say money is not everything to me personally. I like people, the character they show. Money, it only gets you so far in life. The person, being the genuine person, the love you have for people, that’s what I care about. Money, it’s going to come. It’s just really how you treat people. The deal is done with the Dolphins. It was mostly about respect. I’m happy with where I’m at right now and just focus on stuff and keep going.”

    — Xavian Howard, who sure did seem to care about money to me.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He did say money is not everything to me personally. He said it was about respect and I agree with him. He’s one of the top corners in the league and the top ballhawk the last 5 seasons. He deserves to be treated as such.

      • stangerx says:

        But his definition of respect was money. FInd it hard to argue he was not looking for more even though money doesn’t matter that much to him. Just see that as a convenient out.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s the way the league is setup, if you play at an elite level you get paid elite money. I have no problem with great players being paid top dollar. I consider X an elite player.

      • stangerx says:

        I just had a problem with him saying the money didn’t matter to him. He demanded a trade and more money with 3 years left on a contract that made him one of the highest paid CBs in the leage.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He said; “I would say money is not everything to me personally.” The key phrase “not everything”. Agents drive this stuff. We all see this game being played out every year.

  62. stangerx says:

    Gavin Newsom is running this ad in Florida. Makes you think that he wants to run for Pres and that he thinks DeSantis is the likely challenger if he does. I mean heck we’re all the way across the country.

  63. Tim Knight says:

    That teenage girl attacked by a shark while scalloping will lose her leg. Very sad.

  64. Wyoming85 says:

    I’ve wore my mute finger out today!

  65. son of a son of a shula says:

    Happy 4th everyone 🇺🇸💥🐬🍺💪☃️❌🐧🐽🐆

    • stangerx says:

      I figured they’d find him, but was one where maybe not. You shoot from a roof top and leave your rifle behind…. maybe you think you can get away with it.

  66. manitobafinfan says:

    Our 1st Grandchild born 4:09 am July th

  67. manitobafinfan says:

    They are leaning toward naming him Xavian.. he is also a Fin fan…I suggested middle name Howard and I won’t spill the beans 😊👍

  68. manitobafinfan says:

    It feels so wrong to have CFL Monday Night Football … especially on July 4th … Bombers going for 4-0 .. 2 time defending champs

  69. son of a son of a shula says:

    Congrats Toba 💥😁💪🐬🐧

  70. son of a son of a shula says:

    That’s awesome you’re kids are Fins fans too it makes things much easier. We’ll done Toba.

  71. bailbondmike says:

    That teenage girl attacked by a shark while scalloping will lose her leg. Very sad.
    Yeah, been following it. It’s crazy because in the last 7 years I have been going there, I have yet to see a shark while swimming or from the boat.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Too bad you weren’t there with that knife

    • Tim Knight says:

      I still say it was a big bull shark. 9 foot is a big one and they’re usually 6-7 foot but can reach 12 foot. They are the most aggressive shark and can adapt to shallow waters both brackish and fresh waters. They are the most dangerous sharks to humans.

    • Krishna says:

      I wonder if the shark community knows there’s food there now….yikes

  72. steveccnv says:

    Who let the dogs out

  73. steveccnv says:

    Gavin with his common decency message for gun owners, but if you obtain one illegally in CA you’ll just be booked and let out

    Obvious which side he’s on

  74. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, do you believe people/citizens of the USA own themselves?

  75. bailbondmike says:

    Tim, I think you are right. There are lots of Bull sharks all along the gulf coast. As the waters get warmer around middle July they tend to move out a little farther. I can’t think of any other shark that would come that shallow and be that large and aggressive.

    I may have to convince my scallop buddies to move the date to the weekend after the 4th of July instead of the weekend after Father’s Day.

  76. Wyoming85 says:


  77. steveccnv says:

    They’re predicting Tua’s for this season, based on 15 games

    In the grand scheme of things, don’t think it really matters if he plays 15 or 17, but it will for the naysayers, so if he plays both or at least the first Buffalo game we should be good

  78. Wyoming85 says:


  79. stangerx says:

    Came out a few hours ago that the Highland Park shooter dressed up as a woman to blend in with the crowd after the deed was done. Sounds like he was one who was at least trying to get away with it.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Even with those tattoos on his face? I guess he shaved too so the picture we’re seeing was not recent. Sick bastard!

  80. stangerx says:

    Lauren Boebert was quick to jump on a mass shooting in Denmark same day as Highland Park. What she declines to mention is that it was Denmark’s first mass shooting in 7 years. How many have we had this year?

  81. Tim Knight says:

    The problem I have with comparing other nations with the USA is they are of the same culture, they’re not melting pots and they don’t have the same civil rights issues that we have because of that. Our country is massive with so much diversity which in theory is a wonderful thing. But there is a lot of turmoil because of cultural conflicts which is a human thing that’s been going on forever. For a lot of us we get along just fine, but there are plenty of people who do not like each other based on race and culture and it’s not just white and black people. One example is I know people who are Ecuadorian and they can’t stand Dominicans and vise versa. Not sure what the beef is but I’ve heard this multiple times for decades.

    Most of these shooters are unhinged males 18-22 range and there are usually signs that they’re headed towards doing something horrific but nobody speaks up. Friends and family members usually only talk about it after it happens. It’s a lot deeper than just discussing the guns being used.

    • Ken says:

      Most of Europe has large immigrant populations nowadays

      • Tim Knight says:

        Nowhere near what we have and this country has been a continuing melting pot since the beginning hundreds of years ago. A lot of the European nations started to have more immigrant populations since WWII. They also have stricter immigration laws than us. The USA is different than other nations. The melting pot and all the divisive issues is not easy. Now there are people trying to make it worse or portraying it as it’s worse than it’s ever been when it was actually improving quite a bit.

        There is an agenda and I think it’s fucked up. Kids minds are being fucked with by so many things that some of them are losing it. That’s where the problem lies and we keep ignoring it. These shooters have a lot in common and the narrative is focused on guns. Wrong way to approach it.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Plus, we basically have no border protection.

  82. pheloniusphish says:

    Stanger – Does that number include suicides and criminal on criminal (Gangs) shootings?

    • stangerx says:

      I don’t know, but would suspect so. Clearly the numbers were not just mass shootings if that was where you were going.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Yes, they like to use those numbers because it skews the stats. But they represent three different problem sets.

  83. bailbondmike says:

    Wasn’t going to mention anything until more facts were released but it looks like this shooter is a Left-Wing whack job.

    He posted recent twitter pics of himself next to Trump banners, wearing a Trump flag, etc. to make it look like he is a big Trump supporter.

    After further investigation it was shown that he does not follow anyone on the right or even close. Some he follows: President Biden, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, The New York Times, CNN, The New York Post, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, CDC, World Health Organization, FBI, and other hardcore left leaning people/sites. In addition, many hardcore gaming sites.

    He has never posted a like or a love on anything or anyone on the right. Though he has posted a shit ton of likes and loves on the President Biden twitter page and many others on the left he follows.

    Speculative, but he knew and hoped people would go to his social media and look at his twitter posts/pics and jump to the conclusion he was Trump supporting nut case.

    He just wasn’t smart enough to realize people would look at who he really follows on twitter.

    Could be nothing, but……..

  84. bailbondmike says:

    Kids minds are being fucked with by so many things that some of them are losing it. That’s where the problem lies and we keep ignoring it. These shooters have a lot in common and the narrative is focused on guns. Wrong way to approach it.
    Video games. Some of these games make it cool to kill. IMO

    • Tim Knight says:

      Having the same conversation with a group of friends. Violent video games and movies are desensitizing kids and adults about murder. Hollywood that is always at the forefront of gun control glorifies guns and killing people in movies. Talk about hypocrisy.

      • mf13ss says:

        +100000000000 to both BB Mike and Tim.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Tim, same goes with Hollywood glorifying drug abuse.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Hollywood glorifies all kinds of fucked up shit. At the end of the day they make a ton of money and live in secure gated estates. They have been preying on young girls and boys for decades. That’s what has started to come out and they’re all freaking out. Evil lives there.

  85. mf13ss says:

    Hope everybody here had a happy and safe day of independence.

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