2022 Season – Game 3 – Bills @ Dolphins

I’m going to admit that I have flip-flopped on my direction of this article about 3 times before I started typing. Last night before I actually fell asleep I do some deep thinking, and I was picturing in my mind the Dolphins scoring lots of points and outlasting the Bills at Hard Rock. When I woke up I had more of a dread feeling about this game, the one that every Dolphins fan has (or should have) that the Bills have absolutely owned us over the last 3 seasons and if we’re being realistic, we haven’t belonged on the same field with them. If I wrote the article just then, I’d have us losing, and by double digits. Now I sit here clear headed, caffeinated, and I hope accurate, as I feel like this going to be a wild shootout in Miami, minimal defense, a whole lot of offense, possibly near record breaking, and the Dolphins somehow topple the big, bad Bills. One thing might disrupt that, there are thunderstorms in the forecast, and that would much more derail our offense than the Bills. We’ve seen Tua fail in sloppy weather, so I’m hoping that doesn’t come into play here.

Both teams are hurting on defense, more specifically in the secondaries. Dolphins CB Xavien Howard is going to play, but he’s dealing with a groin injury. We’re already missing CB Byron Jones, but I can’t imagine us trying to cover Stefon Diggs and Gabe Jackson with Nik Needham, and Kader Kohou. For the Bills, S Micah Hyde is OUT. CB Dane Jackson is questionable with a neck injury. The Bills may decide to let Jackson heal up as they have with S Micah Hyde, which would leave CB Siran Neal as the likely starter, mostly a STs guy who has played less than 20% of the snaps on defense over his 4 year career with the Bills. We saw what happened last week against the Ravens, but one major difference, this Bills defense can bring lots of pressure from their front 7, especially considering the addition of All Pro DE Von Miller. Adding Miller to this defense gives 2nd year DE Gregory Rousseau less attention, and this Bills defense already has 9 sacks in just 2 games. Our O-line played fantastic during the comeback last week, but this will be a huge test for this group.

OK, so let’s talk about last week! Yes, I was in the process of losing my my mind and throwing in the white towel and in between a multitude of curses muttering in between gritted teeth something along the lines of “same old Dolphins getting mauled by the Ravens” and then IT happened. The best comeback in team history and among the best in the history of the NFL, erasing a 21 point deficit with less than 1 quarter left. Our two ultra fast WR’s were just running by people, sometimes before the catch, and sometimes after the catch. Tua was masterful in getting the ball out to these guys. Sure, some passes were underthrown, but I’ve seen Mahomes do the very same with Tyreek Hill, and no one blinks. Just get it there, and he did. Some of Tua’s throws were just fantastic, throwing into tight windows like to Waddle and Gesicki in the endzone, and letting your receiver make the play. When it was all over, we knocked off the Ravens in their house, a house of horrors for us as we have never won at M&T Stadium. Actually, we’ve been thoroughly dismantled at M&T Stadium, and at home in Miami as well. This was such a big win, but it’s just one game, we must continue this type of play against the Bills.

We know Josh Allen is going to run, the question is can we limit him, or hit him so hard he stops running. Our pass rush has been anemic, invisible and disappointing. We have 2 sacks in 2 games, and one of them was from the safety spot, a huge strip sack by S Brandon Jones. I mean it wasn’t just me that expected so much more from Jalean Phillips, and then we added Melvin Ingram and Trey Flowers and added them to Emmanuel Ogbah, who would probably crack double digit sacks after finishing with 9 sacks both last year and in 2020. So far, we haven’t gotten the job done and the pressure, forgetting sacks for a moment, hasn’t been there. That has to change this week against the Bills. If Josh Allen has all the time in the world to throw he will shred us. Our front 7 will also have a tough assignment to stop Josh Allen from running wild, and also keeping an eye on Devin Singletary and Zack Moss as outlets. We’ve scuffled badly against this offense, getting pushed around with Allen looking like the bully on the block, and our defenders looking like the poor bullied victim. One thing that could change that somewhat is our offense lighting up the scoreboard. If we can be the aggressor, and score TD’s each possession, that might take away that part of their offense, where Josh Allen just runs us over.

I’m curious to see if our offense is going to be the same high flying aerial attack, or will our RB’s have a larger role this week, both rushing, and probably more likely catching the ball. If our WR’s can get open like last week we might not see much of a running game, but if Tua doesn’t have time to throw like he did last week, the RB’s will play a larger role, both in pass protection and as outlet receivers when Tua won’t have the time to go downfield. We know in theory HC Mike McDaniel wants to run the ball, but once again I point out our backs need space to operate, so short quick passes with a LB in coverage to speedy RB’s like Raheem Mostert can break a defense. I think Mostert might have a huge game Sunday but that’s mainly if we don’t/can’t give Tua time. I’d be shocked if we beat the Bills with 30 carries and just kept the ball away, I can’t even fathom that happening, but who could have seen the improbable comeback last week? Mike McDaniel might just keep everyone guessing. Either way, I hope Mike McDaniel just keeps winning!

INJURY UPDATE – S Micah Hyde, CB Dane Jackson and DT Jordan Phillips are all OUT for the Bills

#stangerstrong

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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319 Responses to 2022 Season – Game 3 – Bills @ Dolphins

  1. steveccnv says:

    News about Bills injuries getting better and better, if not this week when?

  2. steveccnv says:

    3 of the 4 starting DBs are out for Bills, seems about like last week

    That will give us a chance to score, but we still have to stop them

    Game is in our Ds hands, it’s there’s to win, high scoring or low they’ll need to win it

    • bailbondmike says:

      Like you said Phillips being out is huge also. Ed Oliver missed last weeks game with an ankle injury. Not sure of his status this weekend but sure he will be in the game.

    • Rockphin says:

      Man, that means we will have an * next to the win because Tua will be throwing to only wide open receivers again….

      Silly media

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I’ll take it

      • steveccnv says:

        Lol Rock

        They really should read what they say about us and keep it in mind, when watching another game, when they see Brady throw a ball that’s not a spiral and flutters, Allen throwing too far, Mahones throwing one of those no lookers to no one in particular

  3. Rockphin says:

    Meanwhile, Bills coach Sean McDermott said on Friday that safety Micah Hyde (neck), cornerback Dane Jackson (neck) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) will miss Sunday’s game.

    so you say we have a shot?

  4. steveccnv says:

    This game needs to be taken over by our vets

    Howard, Ogbah, Ingram, Flowers and our 3 big guys upfront need to Buffalo the Bills, then Kohou needs to do what he do

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bills lead at half but we win the game

  6. steveccnv says:

    Add to the Bills injuries, Miami in Sept, rain in forecast, Bills coming off of Monday night game, and our confidence sky high after Tua’s light coming on

    Not sure what else we can ask for, besides the great one not playing

  7. Wyoming85 says:

    Mike McDaniel Friday September 23 media availability thread
    10:38 AM · Sep 23, 2022

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    38m
    Replying to
    @WingfieldNFL
    Coach praised Tua’s ownership of navigating the pocket both on his timing and rhythm, but also being a play maker and getting off the spot. He says he doesn’t think there’s been any sacks that he would attribute to Tua, says pocket management is a strong point of his game.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    26m
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    @WingfieldNFL
    Coach on recent PS signing Brandon Shell: Already, you can tell he’s the right type of guy. He fits right into the team with his passion for the game.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    27m
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    @WingfieldNFL
    Coach on memories of Fins-Bills rivalry: Jim Kelly-Dan Marino. Turf games. It’s always been a cool matchup becasue there’s an extensive history of playing each other. There’s a cool home and away juxtaposition. It exemplifies cool things about rivalries in the NFL
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    36m
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    @WingfieldNFL
    He deserves the attention and respect of the opposing team so you have to plan accordingly regardless, Coach says about Von Miller. Says you would think Miller has been playing in this defense for a long time with the way he’s playing right now.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    35m
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    @WingfieldNFL
    Coach on opposing injury announcements impacting a game plan: one of the challenging parts of their defense is they don’t really change without one or two guys. Their whole defense is productive because it’s a team defense.

  8. bailbondmike says:

    Bunch of good college games on tomorrow.

  9. boulderfinfan says:

    Good work on the article Mike. Do you think our chances of winning the game higher if it’s a shoot out or a defensive game? I personally don’t think our defense is gonna stop their offense. They haven’t done it for a few years. If we win this game it’s because our offense kept up with their offense.

  10. bailbondmike says:

    I hope we chip block the hell out of Von Miller and wear his ass down.

  11. herdfan says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🦬

  12. steveccnv says:

    High scoring, low scoring, our D is going to have to stop Allen at a key point in the game, if they can we have a shot

  13. Mike E. says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬

  14. Ken says:

    Phillips and Hyde both out for the Bills

  15. Wyoming85 says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬

  16. steveccnv says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬

  17. Wyoming85 says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬

  18. steveccnv says:

    I’m giving MM 10 years to prove himself

  19. steveccnv says:

    It’s the Dolphins O sustainable? Just getting started

    We’ve barely even gotten guys on the field yet, EZ, Wilson and Gesicki have barely been involved as have Mostert and Edmonds running it

  20. Rockphin says:

    Bunch of Homer predictions up there! Piggy’s is the most homerish.

  21. bailbondmike says:

    Naples and OD, next week not looking to good. I’m sure y’all will be getting prepared this weekend. Praying that it won’t strengthen to the top of the scale the models are predicting. Should know more by Monday.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      still early and could go anywhere or be nothing,
      but you are right that one of the models aims the damn thing right at my coconut palms.

  22. Rockphin says:

    Isn’t Payton’s comment tampering? Is he allowed to say he is interested? We lost a fucking 1st round pick for saying we were interested. He should be penalized. (can’t work for the NFL for one season)

  23. naplesfan2010 says:

    cool

  24. Wyoming85 says:

    well

  25. Wyoming85 says:

    ok

  26. Wyoming85 says:

    both

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Nice write, Mike.

    I really don’t know what to expect in this game other than we’ll have to play a really good game to beat the Bills. I have no predictions, game plan or expectations. I’ll watch and hope for the best. If we win this game, things are truly different in Miami.

  28. naplesfan2010 says:

    I do hope our kickoff team is ready this week.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      That had to be a fluke I think Sanders missed it a little bit trying to put it in the end zone. But who knows…

  29. Rockphin says:

    I want us to win this weekend for all the obvious reasons (staying in #1 seed another week, etc) but I am really interested in hearing the excuses and reasoning gymnastics the national media will employ on Monday if we do!

  30. The Flying Pig says:

    Lol

  31. son of a son of a shula says:

    Did anyone see the throw Judge made last night in the top of the ninth?
    Threw a dart to second from the wall got the hitter out trying to get a double

  32. stangerx says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 dolphins

  33. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger I thought you might have posted what Stacy Abrams said not totally surprised you didn’t

    • stangerx says:

      Couldn’t post what I didn’t read. Yesterday was my B-Day gift from my wife — a day at Hard Rock….and not talking the stadium. 🙂

  34. Rockphin says:

    HE has spoken

  35. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger, She (Abrams) wants to be a governor of one of our fifty precious states and she said out loud that fetal heartbeats on woman’s sonograms are fake. Sickening.

    • Mike E. says:

      Yeah, but Herschel Walker eats puppies!!!

    • stangerx says:

      You got me to check out — she made a major rhetoric mistake worthy of MTG. But OK — with me. I’m rooting for the other guy. He deserves it after standing tall through the elction stuff. A sign of character.

  36. stangerx says:

    “They are similar athletes with their speed, but they’re unique in their own way. Jay has got that explosive quick twitch. Obviously you would say the same thing about Tyreek… They’re different receivers. Having them both out there, the threat is so high.

    “It’s like you can get it from any angle and from either guy and if they’re on the same side, how are you supposed to play that? To me, it would be really tough as a defense.”

    — River Cracraft on HIll and Waddle

  37. Mike E. says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger!

  38. Tim Knight says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger!

  39. stangerx says:

    Thanks Tim and MIke E — but it’s over and done with. And yesterday wasn’t it…. just the present.

  40. steveccnv says:

    4th qtr

  41. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, I forgot to mention this in my first reply to this new article. The Bills have had our number for the most part of 5 years. They’ve beaten us 7 in a row and 9 out of the last 10. It’s been more brutal with this current Bills team with Josh Allen at the helm, but it’s been going on far too long. This would be a huge win for us. 3-0 in the AFC and 2-0 in the division would be awesome! 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      It would be huge, but Bills are a 5.5-6 point favorite at Hardrock for what should be a heat game for a reason. Means they would be like a 12 point favorite in Buffalo.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I know many people do but I don’t pay attention to the lines on games. I always look at a game in any sport as 0-0 when it starts and see what happens.

  42. steveccnv says:

    If Trill didn’t get hurt, would Kohou make the 53? What about Iggy, one would be gone

  43. son of a son of a shula says:

    This week Dolphans 🐬💪💥🐆🐧❌☃️🐽🇺🇸🇬🇧👊🍿

  44. Tim Knight says:

    Go Phins!!!!

  45. steveccnv says:

    ESPN is trying to sell us on Brissett, saying he’s been the best QB on the field thru 3 weeks

    Mayfield. Flacco and Trubisky, that ain’t saying much

    Someone said Clev could be 3-0, but they’re not and they lost maybe to the easiest team on their schedule, when the game was over

    Before the season they talked about the AFC being loaded, I said we’ll see, well now we’re seeing it ain’t that great

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Brissett is playing pretty well so far he has a legit line and running game and he’s throwing the ball accurately and on time for the most part.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s still early and teams are just getting into a football groove with limited PS snaps for most stop players. Lots of teams are already dealing with injuries. I say the next few games we start to get a better feel for where teams are at.

      • Tim Knight says:

        We’re very likely to be playing the best team in the league this Sunday. They just look like a juggernaut continuing on what they’ve built the last few years. I hope we’re getting close to that.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        We’ll see

  46. Mike E. says:

    Brisket sucked here, so there’s that . . .

  47. son of a son of a shula says:

    I can’t stop envisioning Sanders kicking a long ass game winner as time expires
    Long like 55+

    • Tim Knight says:

      I had a vision it’s 24-24 in the 4th quarter :36 and running, 3rd and 7 at the Bills 17, and once again we try to go for the kill. Tua escapes the pressure and hits Tyreek for the TD. Now there’s :26 seconds left for the Bills to try and tie it. There was no way my vision was going to allow it to be totally easy. LOL

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        You’re torturing yourself

      • Tim Knight says:

        Son, I’m used to it always being this way. Aren’t we all? LOL

        We win this game however it goes down, it will be the first time in a long time that we fans get to pump our chests with some confidence for a bit. 🙂

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I know, it’s palpable, it’s time, it’s possible, it’s been a long time and if I have to keep hearing shit from my son in law for much longer I’m gonna snap lol

  48. mf13ss says:

    From the “Rocky V” soundtrack: “Go For It”… seems like an appropriate song for Coach McDaniel’s philosophies.

    Joey B Ellis (the artist who performs this song) was one of MC Hammer’s project artists… hence Hammer appearing in the beginning and throughout. You can tell this was inspired by “Eye of the Tiger”.

  49. son of a son of a shula says:

    We need a Phillips sighting this week, time to wake up son this is week 3 time to go

  50. son of a son of a shula says:

    I’ll give this one here to Coach

  51. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim, I’m seeing Phillips move around quite a bit so far this year, much more than last year maybe he’s adjusting to a new role. He’s coming out of Wake’s old spot as opposed to the right side almost exclusively last year. You still see him flying around but he has to start getting home.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Agreed. Ingram has done a really nice job in the rotation. Van Ginkel’s reps have been limited due to having appendix surgery but he’s played. Waiting to see if Trey Flowers joins the mix. The entire defense needs to tighten things up and make offenses work for everything. We’ve been a bit leaky.

  52. son of a son of a shula says:

    Bills are playing two rookie corners and 2 backup Safeties
    Let me script the first 8 plays
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it
    Fuck it

    • mf13ss says:

      Is Jordan Poyer OUT for Sunday? I hadn’t read that.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s a matchup we need to exploit. The Bills have arguably the best Safety tandem in the league with Hyde and Poyer. Then two rookie corners. No Phillips or Oliver either. Take advantage of it even though if we win the pundits will say that’s why. Okay that’s probably true. Boo Hoo!!!! LOL

      I’d show we’re going deep early but run the ball instead on the first drive. Then make them inch up and hit them over the top. All of this on the first drive. 🙂

  53. son of a son of a shula says:

    That’s a huge coaching difference, MM is prepared with plays in the event his guys go down big. He says run Fuck it and gets his team in a position to win instead of saying fuck it, he calls and runs Fuck it. Big difference.

  54. mf13ss says:

    Happy belated B-day to Stanger!

  55. mf13ss says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    September 23, 2022 at 9:51 pm
    I guess he hasn’t been ruled out yet sorry. Hyde is out.
    ————-
    No need to apologize, my guy. Yes, I know Hyde has been ruled OUT, and that is GRAND to hear in and of itself.

  56. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t care about injury excuses. Nobody ever cares when we have them. So fuck off!!! LOL

  57. mf13ss says:

    While I’d absolutely love to know that we beat a 100% healthy Buffalo Bills team, I also think it’s good for Tua’s (and the whole team’s) confidence to flourish early on. We’ll take whatever we can at the moment, so as to parlay that confidence down the stretch.

    We’ve got to stay healthy, too.

  58. pheloniusphish says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 dolphins
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬

  59. pheloniusphish says:

    Miami slayed a demon last Sunday. This Sunday they exorcise another.

    Phil Simms said take Miami and the points on SXM today.

  60. pheloniusphish says:

    In Daytona for the night. Wife woke up this morning, saw some weather porn, woke me up and said “You need to get up, get, in truck and go to the Keys house to pull the boat out.” So here I am – half way 9plus a little) there.

  61. mf13ss says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 dolphins
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬

  62. son of a son of a shula says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 dolphins
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪

    • Tim Knight says:

      Okay I’ll play. 31-24 Dolphins. The Bills will make their plays. But I think the injuries they have on defense will be massive mismatches against Hill, Waddle and company. Go Phins!!!!

  63. mf13ss says:

    So I was listening to ESPN Radio earlier, and they brought up a very sound point: the Bills generally rush 4 (no blitzing) and keep their secondary back. If Terron Armstead ends up missing this game on Sunday, it’s going to really suck for us.

    I DO believe Armstead starts/plays, so there’s that. So for whatever it’s worth, I think we need to get to the point on Defense where we can rush 4 and they get home on the QB. Too often, we rely on the blitz (esp Cover-0) to mask our deficiencies in terms of pass-rushing ability.

    Yes, we need Jaelen Phillips to show up before too much longer. If he takes the next step forward, he and Melvin Ingram will be a PAIN(!) to stop. It would be great if it begins this Sunday.

    • mf13ss says:

      To BB Mike, I HEAR ya, Brother, on Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer… what an outstanding prospect!

      However, I think we need another elite pass-rusher to augment Phillips in the future… at least at this moment in time and only 2 games into our season.

      • mf13ss says:

        If Steve Ross had only kept his dick-fingers out of tampering with Tom Brady… SMH. We could have moved up to draft the best pass-rusher in the 2023 Draft.

        OR…

        If Tua ends up getting killed via injury this season, we could have moved up to draft the best QB in the 2023 Draft.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        A Norte Dame TE is always a good bet and you can never draft enough DL.
        There’s another TE making noise in college but Mayer is your standard issue ND TE a la Rudolph, Eifert, Bavaro and Dave Casper and on and on not the least of which is Durham Smythe

      • pheloniusphish says:

        If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his ass when he walked.

  64. naplesfan2010 says:

    The UB color of Rigel is 66 … the BV is 3.

  65. naplesfan2010 says:

    I think Fasano was also a ND TE.

  66. son of a son of a shula says:

    Naples, I hate saying this before he does it but check this out. Judge sits at 60 homers at the moment including through tonight. If he were to hit 61, which seems likely, he’ll have hit 61 sixty one years after Maris hit 61 in ‘61.
    Maris was number 9
    Judge wears 99

  67. son of a son of a shula says:

    Judge is currently tied with Babe Ruth for not only second most homers in a season by a Yankee but the entire history of the American League

  68. naplesfan2010 says:

    Zach Sieler has the highest PFF run defense grade in the NFL at this moment.
    90.5
    And it’s not that close.

    2nd is 86.5 and 3rd is 85.2

  69. naplesfan2010 says:

    Sorry if you all already saw this, but
    McDaniel used to teach how to release (when he was a WR coach)
    by showing Allen Iverson crossover dribble moves.

  70. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim, Seiler is our modern day Manny Fernandez one of my all time faves. Love 75
    Similar games the two of them.

  71. Tim Knight says:

    The preseason is now a different thing. Most top players don’t get those game ready snaps. Week 3 is when I think teams start to be who they are. Nothing is ever perfect but you start to see the talent.

  72. CavalierKong says:

    Congrats to Pujols who hit 699 and 700 tonight, making him just the 4th member of the 700 club, and the only player besides Ruth and Aaron in the club asterisk free.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s awesome! Great player and played a long time.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yep, good stuff. I’m happy he hit the milestone. It looked out of reach just a little over a month ago. He’s experiencing kind a last minute resurgence before retirement. I’m so happy he came back to the Cards for his final season.

      • Tim Knight says:

        700 hundred home runs is in the history books forever. It’s not a big group.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Oh crap I missed that , I’m so happy for him. Great Dude. Great player.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Great response from the Dodgers fans too, a continuous prolonged cheer and chants of Pujols. Such a great moment.

  73. son of a son of a shula says:

    *Bonds
    Aaron
    Ruth
    Pujols

  74. son of a son of a shula says:

    Finally saw the homers oh man he pounded both of those

  75. ukfinfan says:

    @ MikeE – another quality article …. stop having Fins nightmares. 😃
    @ Stanger – happy belated birthday mate ….. all the more special as you’re in much better shape to enjoy it than when you were laid up
    @ Naples – hope your nuts stay safe
    @ Son – boom
    @ Kong – see last page of last blog for Sky NFL coverage comments if you missed it?

    UK 33-23 Fins (someone help a brother who’s woken up with an Ouzo hangover fixing the emojis). Thx

  76. uwantwat says:

    Howie’s List:
    cat emoji 27-3 Dolphins

  77. naplesfan2010 says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)

  78. Rockphin says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪
    😺33-23 🐬

  79. Rockphin says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)
    😺27-3 🐬

  80. steveccnv says:

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    stang 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    🐎 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)
    😺27-3 🐬
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)
    😺27-3 🐬

    There, I fixed it, either all emojis or none😁

  81. steveccnv says:

    Don’t know how it post pasted, but Bob the Builder I am not apparently

    Howie’s List
    Dolphins vs Bills
    🦬 38-27 🐬
    🦍 34-31 🐬
    🐷 37-10 🐬
    🌴 23-20 🐬
    🗿 34-27 🐃
    ✋️ 38-35 🐬
    🎰 13-10🐬
    🤠 35–28 🐬
    🐎 21 – 17 🐬
    🐠🐟🐡🦈 28-17 🐬
    🏈 : 31-30 🐬
    🌞 34-31 🐬💪
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)
    😺27-3 🐬
    ☁️33-23 🐬(UK)
    😺27-3 🐬

  82. steveccnv says:

    I haven’t read the reviews leading up to this week’s game, but I’m sure they can all be tossed after the injury news from Bills, they’ve lost their biggest advantage on D of being able to get home rushing 4

    Tua’s 1st game against Bills he was bad with ball security he did have 361 yards passing, but a rookie, we aren’t fielding that O on Sunday

    Week 8 last year we lost 26-11, week 2 he, got hurt early

    This week we’re fielding a vastly improved team, than the others Tua played with

    I don’t think past blowouts should be in the conversation Sunday, not even I hope we keep it close

    We should only be thinking about the W

  83. steveccnv says:

    Tua became the 3rd Fins QB to throw for 6tds

    Anyone remember Griese’s 6 td game

  84. The Flying Pig says:

  85. steveccnv says:

    Bills pass rush, they’ve been great so far without blitzing, but they did go against Ryan Statuehill and Stafford not exactly a pocket presence guru with a rookie LT

    With Oliver and Phillips out and most starting DBs, it will be different Sunday

  86. Rockphin says:

    I hope we have an old time Marino / Kelly barn burner where both QB’s throw for over 350 yds but Tua plays a bit more efficiently and that along with our D makes the difference for a W but Tua still at the top of the stats to rub it in the faces of the haters

  87. CavalierKong says:

    It’s all lined up for us. The team needs to go out there and get it done.

    • CavalierKong says:

      It still comes down to stopping the Bills offense though. They are mostly intact, and if they put up 40, it doesn’t really matter how banged up their defense is because our offense will still need to perform at a really high level to win.

  88. CavalierKong says:

    UK, got your message. Cheers

  89. bailbondmike says:

    (someone help a brother who’s woken up with an Ouzo hangover fixing the emojis)
    ———————
    UK, I remember an Ouzo hangover when I was in Greece in the mid 90’s. We conducted a major exercise with the Greek and German militaries. At the end we had a huge blowout. The Geeks had cases of Ouzo and Mythos beer. They grilled tons of kabobs with Greek salad. The German’s cooked up a ton of sausages with peppers and onions and brought 8 kegs of beer (in wooden kegs). My unit had 30 racks of ribs and 10 cases of Budweiser.

    I helped our cooks cooking ribs. I got so fucked up grilling while drinking German beer and doing shots of Ouzo. I had the spins for hours until I finally passed out. Next day was a nightmare as we had to get up and start breaking camp, cleaning and packing equipment and gear. We were a full functioning aid station, so I am talking field lab and X-ray equipment, the whole 9 yards (4 shipping containers of medical equipment and supplies. On top of that, we had to endure the lengthy US Customs and Agriculture inspections. It was, at least, a 14-hour day of physical work with a pounding head. Piss poor planning on my part knowing in advance what was instore the next day.

    Never drank Ouzo again. I actually brought a bottle home with me. It’s been 26 years since and it is still sitting in my home office unopened. LOL

  90. Rockphin says:

    Man I hope the grounds crew can get the field in good order for us to use our speed tomorrow. With back to back soccer games at Hardrock this week and the Canes game today, plus all the rain, that turf is going to be torn up!

  91. Rockphin says:

    I am re-reading the rift war saga and I can confirm that Jimmy the Hand Squire James of Krondor is still one of my favorite fantasy characters ever

  92. randydolfan1947 says:

    ROCK I THINK YOU’VE hit on a VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR in this game. WHY OH WHY did Steve Ross encourage or allow these THREE sporting events to be scheduled just prior to Miami’s MOST IMPORTANT HOME GAME OF THE SEASON????

    Is it GREED or STUPIDITY?? – – My guess is it’s BOTH!!
    ———————-
    AND, YES, it IS A NEGATIVE FACTOR for the speedier Dolphins in this contest. On a dry, well preserved, field, I’d favor Miami by double digits, given Buffalo’s rash of injuries. BUT, on an unknown to torn up and “mushy track,” I’m taking the Dolphins to win by just 3 points.

    SANDERS SAVES THE DAY!!
    —————————-
    HOWIE’S LIST;
    26-23 Mia
    —————————
    GO FINS!!

  93. randydolfan1947 says:

    A RECENT Radar view of Tropical Storm Ian makes it look like an amorphous blob, not an organized storm system. However, the NHC has an enviable record of accurate forecasting in recent years, so I expect this storm to become a hurricane and strike within 150 miles of Tampa Bay later this coming week.
    ————–
    I’ve previously experienced a whole bunch of hurricanes since my family move to south Florida in 1959. When my job took me to Tampa, I was told several times that Tampa Bay had not been hit by a hurricane since the 1920’s. Well,this will be my SECOND hurricane in the last 5 years here. And I’m hoping it’s my LAST. And if it’s like the one in 2017, things will be fine. We only had minor damage in my neighborhood. However, Naples and surrounding areas took quite a pounding.
    ————-
    Local Publix is completely OUT OF WATER in 16 oz. bottles or gallon jugs!! Batteries, flashlights, and other basic supplies are in short supply or completely sold out. What a pain in the ass this is!!

  94. CavalierKong says:

    https://www.mlb.com/news/pujols-700th-hr-predicted-by-greg-amsinger

    Pretty crazy to predict the exact night all the way back in April.

  95. Wyoming85 says:

    ok

  96. Wyoming85 says:

    another

  97. CavalierKong says:

    Do we like ‘Blur Brothers’ as a nickname?

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