Gameday – Vikings @ Dolphins

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  1. Wyoming85 says:

    😦

  2. naplesfan2010 says:

    That’s a lot of talent not present.

  3. Ken says:

    I think the NFL with limiting the preseason workouts and practices. Instead of preventing injuries I think players are more susceptible to injuries during the season this way

  4. stangerx says:

    “The Miami Dolphins are in a weird spot with Mike Gesicki, who is underused in coach Mike McDaniel’s offense. After 73 catches a year ago, he has 15 through the first six games, though three have gone for touchdowns.

    Sources say Miami is in the “we’re-willing-to-listen” phase with Gesicki, but isn’t quite shopping his services to other teams. Execs I’ve talked to don’t want much to do with his $10.9 million franchise tag and find it odd Miami placed the tag on him in March to sit him on the bench.”

    — ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler

    • bailbondmike says:

      Because he is a threat. That is why they tagged him. They had little idea how he would do in this new offense. They would have been stupid not to give his talent a shot.

      Unfortunately, he just doesn’t have it in him to be a physical blocker or RAC guy.

      • stangerx says:

        I like Gesicki, but never thought he would fit in the new O if was similar to the San Fran one. But actually think he fits in m ore with Teddy or Skylar behind center. More find a space and fill it stuff.

  5. bailbondmike says:

    WR DeSean Jackson’s signing to the Ravens’ practice squad was officially announced by the team.

  6. bailbondmike says:

    New England Patriots
    2022 · 3-3-0
    INJURIES

    DB Cody Davis will undergo season-ending knee surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.

  7. naplesfan2010 says:

    Barry Jackson

    Tyreek Hill – on a record receiving yards pace – to @gunnerhal
    and me: “For me, it’s easy because I have a great quarterback, great head coach, and I’m in a great organization. For me, it’s like going in a store, buying a Snicker’s bar and just walking out….

  8. stangerx says:

    “The sources said Kraft joined the overwhelming majority in strong support for the measure, with Jones the lone dissenter in the owners-only session, eventually telling Kraft, “Don’t f— with me.”

    Kraft replied, “Excuse me?”

    “Don’t mess with me,” Jones said.”

    — Over heard at the owner’s meeting concerning a measure about Goodell’s next contract.

  9. steveccnv says:

    Overall we’re #2 in receiving yards, which is quite amazing compared to the past, while starting 3 different QBs

    Shows the value of Tyreek

    We really are a good team, or will be once healthy

  10. naplesfan2010 says:

    I am really stunned that we are 7.5 favorites over the Steelers*.

  11. mf13ss says:

    Miami Dolphins Trivia

    Some of my former teammates include QB Mark Brunell, RB Thurman Thomas, RB Shaun Alexander, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, WR Antwaan Randle El,
    WR Cris Carter, WR David Boston, and FB Tony Richardson.

    Who am I?

  12. Rockphin says:

    Looking at the current record and the schedule, if we can pull ourselves out of this three-game losing streak and stack some wins, we may be playing the Jets at home for a playoff spot last game of the year.

    I really didn’t think the Jets would be in contention this soon.

  13. Rockphin says:

    LOL Stimulife health liked this article…..

    It’s only the matchup graphics

  14. son of a son of a shula says:

    Randy McMichael?

  15. mf13ss says:

    Where’s Tim? He usually eats these things up!

  16. son of a son of a shula says:

    Trace Armstrong?

  17. mf13ss says:

    I chose this trivia question for a reason… memory tricks us.

  18. son of a son of a shula says:

    JT

  19. son of a son of a shula says:

    That was a good question

  20. bailbondmike says:

    M13, I remember Mark Brunell and JT being on the Jets at the same time. Not sure about the others though.

    Thinking defensive player, was it Jason Taylor?

  21. stangerx says:

    M13 — I would be shocked if anyone gets that question right without hints.

  22. Rockphin says:

    Keyshawn Johnson can kiss my pimply white ass

  23. Rockphin says:

    Keyshawn Johnson is so concerned about Tua’s health and really questions Miami’s integrity for rushing him back so quickly.

    Go fuck yourself! I don’t give a fucking shit about Tua Tagovailoa. Where where is your outrage last year while Teddy Bridgewater was concussed!!?? We’re 187 concussions in the NFL last year. Were you crusading for each of them I didn’t hear you say shit and I watch your show every day. Just fucking stop it.

  24. Tim Knight says:

    The book isn’t finished. I’m really struggling with the ending. Should everyone live or die? LOL

  25. Tim Knight says:

    I like Mike McDaniel, but some stretch plays he calls I think are more hopeful than realistic the way the offense is playing. Stick with some more bread and butter until we get some guys back.

  26. Wyoming85 says:

  27. naplesfan2010 says:

    Dolphin Nation

    Tyreek Hill is the 2nd highest graded offensive player in ALL of football according to PFF

  28. Rockphin says:

    I really hope the Eagles go undefeated this year and win the superbowl. Just because I am so sick of Dolphins fans holding onto the “Glory” of something that happened half a century ago.

    I would rather a playoff win in the last 20 years than an undefeated season that 3/4 of the fans were not even alive for!

    GO EAGLES!

  29. Rockphin says:

    The Norsemen were the first Europeans to discover America! Woooo hooo! Go Norsemen. History is history.

  30. Rockphin says:

    I haven’t seen anyone start it yet so here goes;

    You know the drill. Cut and paste, add your score

    Howie’s List
    🗿42-23 🐬

  31. naplesfan2010 says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿42-23 🐬
    🌴27-20 🐬

  32. Rockphin says:

    Tua, Reek, Waddle and Gesicki are going to light it up Sunday night!

  33. steveccnv says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿42-23 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬

  34. Rockphin says:

    https://steelersnow.com/tua-tagovaiola-concussion-pat-freiermuth-pittsburgh-steelers-return/

    I am serious where is the fucking outrage? Pickett, Freiermuth and Levi Wallace all had CONFIRMED concussions and are all on track to play again a week later!!!

    They ALL practiced in full yesterday! Why isn’t the national media screaming about this!?!?!? I had to listen to mush mouth Keshawn Johnson go on and on yesterday on NFL live about how turrible the Dolphins are for “rushing Tua back after only 3 weeks…” Where is his rebuke of the Terrible Towels and their Terrible Coach?

    • Rockphin says:

      We had to sit our non-concussed QB for 5 days after the jets fan spotter lied about seeing ataxia on the Teddy sack. How is it possible that three CONFIRMED concussed players were able to practice in full 4 days after being concussed???????

    • CavalierKong says:

      The colossal hypocrisy of everyone surrounding the NFL.

  35. Rockphin says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿42-23 🐬
    🌴27-20 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬

    REFRESH before you post. LOL

  36. CavalierKong says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿 42-23 🐬
    🌴 27-20 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬

  37. Capt. Stubbs says:

    Good morning all !!
    Thanks Stanger and everyone else who helped put the fest together. Everybody was awesome as usual.
    Rock you sitting in that beer was F-ing Krishna’s fault for kicking over my 12 dollar stella. I was at highest part of the stadium however I believe Krishna may have been higher if you know what I mean

  38. Capt. Stubbs says:

    The water out here is coming down nicely, finally. I think by Saturday I should be able to finally drive out of here 20 + days unable to drive out

  39. CavalierKong says:

    Tagovailoa on Wednesday spoke to reporters for the first time since getting hit and talked about what he was told by doctors during his many appointments over the last three weeks.

    “There’s not necessarily as much long-term risk,” Tagovailoa said. “Let’s say guys get about six concussions. Well, those guys that only have six concussions that are playing the position that I’m playing, where we don’t hit as much, are less susceptible to getting CTE later on in their years than someone who’s playing a position where they’re constantly taking hits or blows to the head, which would be O-line, D-line, linebackers.

    “And that’s kind of some of the information that I’ve been given from a lot of these doctors that are the best of the best in their field.”

    Research supports what Tua is saying. The big, knockout blows are frightening — particularly when they cause the fencing posture that Tagovailoa involuntarily assumed on the field in Cincinnati. But they might not be the most dangerous in the long-term.

    Experts believe repeated head impact — causing subconcussive head injuries — is the biggest cause of CTE. That would suggest offensive and defensive linemen — who hit and get hit on every play — are the most at risk.

    https://www.profootballnetwork.com/miami-dolphins-tua-tagovailoa-discusses-long-term-health-risks/

    Nah, eff that. Those doctor guys on twitter and on the NFL talk shows said he should retire because you know, concussions and stuff…

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s great news!

      As for why these other players like Pinkett are able to get back on the field so quickly without outrage by the media is, because they didn’t have the reaction Tua did immediately following the hit

      Betty’s handling was all BS

      • CavalierKong says:

        It really is great news. I’ll admit, I’m going to be cringing every time he gets hit for at least the first couple games. But it feels better knowing what actual medical professionals have been telling him in regards to his risk moving forward.

    • CavalierKong says:

      You know how many headlines I’ve rad that include “the concerning things Tua said about his concussion” or some version of that? And in every one of them, the ‘concerning’ thing was that he doesn’t remember the hit or being carted off the field.

      Shouldn’t the concerning thing be that all these players taking dozens of hits to the head each game, but not sustaining concussions are the most at risk? The only way to protect those players is to stop playing…

      Whaaaaaat? But, but, then we wouldn’t have football…hmmm.

      (Fans in the millions suddenly changing their tune from concerned for player health to ‘Oh well, these guys are paid to take those risks!’)

  40. Rockphin says:

    Capt! It was a blast seeing you. Sorry Krishna spilled your beer. I can’t blame him for me sitting in it though. I blame that on the 20 oz of 150 proof homer-aid I drank before the game.

    • Capt. Stubbs says:

      Steve, I live in stone island right off lake Monroe

      Rock it was a blast, you handled yourself pretty well considering the amount of homeraide you drank. Somehow my section turned in to the 420 section, which I had no problems with lol

      • steveccnv says:

        Oh, way up there. You’re right in the middle of where my spread out family is (Deltona, Daytona, Clermont, Viera)

    • CavalierKong says:

      Another ounce or two of homer-aid, and you may have actually ran down on the field and strangled that ref, lol.

      • Capt. Stubbs says:

        True that. That “referees suck” chant was awesome. I don’t know if people watching TV could tell that half the stadium was purple. The vikes travel well

      • CavalierKong says:

        They really showed up. From our angle I couldn’t tell if kicks went between the posts or not, and I couldn’t tell by the crowd reaction either because there were so many damn Vikings fans. I had to watch the refs, lol.

  41. Rockphin says:

    He needs to slip into the TE room and explain that to Gesicki who inexplicably leaves his feet on every catch!

    • steveccnv says:

      Throwing the ball, so the receiver doesn’t have to jump surely helps for YAC

      Receivers like to jump to put the ball in their sweet spot, those that do it too often unnecessarily aren’t great receivers, no matter what the stats might say

      • steveccnv says:

        Another reason why Tua is so good is he throws a very catchable ball, one that doesn’t require jumping, guys that throw it too hard turn their receivers into jumpers

      • steveccnv says:

        The Waddle safety last year against the Raiders was thrown too high causing a jump catch, and by the time he landed the DB was right there

  42. steveccnv says:

    The home team generally gets more favorable calls, unless you’re talking about the Fins

    Jets sure got them against us in NY, GB gets them on a regular basis, the cheats…don’t need to say more

    • CavalierKong says:

      I still haven’t gone back and rewatched the game on TV yet, but the first thing I’ll do is watch those 5 penalties in 7 plays to see how many were clear cut and how many were questionable.

      • Rockphin says:

        Stanger, who watched from home said he thought they were all legitimate, though some may have been tickytacky, still called on an actual penalty. (Now that said, you CAN find a penalty on EVERY play if you look hard enough.

      • CavalierKong says:

        That is my thought too (you can find a penalty on any play).

        If they are clear cut, like the illegal man downfield or holding where he’s mugging him, ok, I can live with it, but if some of them were 50/50 calls and they kept calling them, that’s some BS.

      • steveccnv says:

        My thoughts too on the 50/50 calls, I’d lean towards agenda based calls in that circumstance

  43. Rockphin says:

    LOL yeah, I was pretty worked up by that drive with 5 flags thrown! I was ready to jump the wall and run out to beat that umpire’s ass. Knowing that it wouldn’t just be the Hardrock jail with a TV but Miami Dade county lockup and no ride after is what stopped me.

  44. Rockphin says:

    I hope so! He was supposed to be our “secret” weapon when teams tried to take Waddle and Hill away.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t really care about Wilson it’s nice to know our O works with lesser receivers

      We’re #2 in passing yards per game, we don’t have a problem in the passing game as far as yards go, we have a problem with backup QBs throwing ints and being inaccurate, Skylar gets a pass, but…

  45. bailbondmike says:

    They’re here! lol

    Interesting…

  46. steveccnv says:

    Full game video vs Vikes

  47. Wyoming85 says:

  48. The Flying Pig says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿 42-23 🐬
    🌴 27-20 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬
    🐷 35-10 🐬

  49. Wyoming85 says:

  50. Wyoming85 says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿 42-23 🐬
    🌴 27-20 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬
    🐷 35-10 🐬
    🤠 31– 20🐬

    • Rockphin says:

      Looks like I drank too much of the Homeraide this weekend. I appear to be the most optimistic about Tua’s return and us being able to score

  51. Rockphin says:

    Dan Orlovsky had a nice segment on NFL live the other day that showed clips that reinforced MM’s statement that the team was playing well but the plays were failing because not all 11 were able to execute their responsibility. How even with Skylar and / or Teddy back there, it wasn’t because of the QB.

    He showed one play where we through a screen and the guard was pulling. Instead of running down the line and then turning up field to block, the guard ran out towards the guy he wanted to block. But the guy wasn’t there because he was reacting to the play to and the guard whiffed. The WR was taken down of little or no gain. He showed the play from another angle and if the guard had done what he is taught (run down the line, and THEN block) there was only one other play on D who could have POSSIBLY gotten to the ball carrier to prevent a TD. AND there were two Dolphins player set up to block that one guy. The play design worked perfectly. It would have been a TD (most likely) from 40 yards out because there was no one there to stop it.

    The guard F’n up cost the TD. He showed 3-4 other plays that were similar. Everyone played their part, but one of the 11 f’d up and the play failed.

    It as a good segment that really opened my eyes and reinforced the team aspect of the game for me.

  52. Rockphin says:

    ** We THREW a screen. Speech text sux.

  53. Rockphin says:

    ARMSTEAD BACK Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead – who missed all of the Vikings game and most of the previous week’s Jets game with a toe injury – was spotted at practice on Thursday for the first time in a month. There’s hope he will be able to play on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

    Fingers crossed.

  54. Rockphin says:

    LOL

  55. Ken says:

    I suspect Bridgewater did really have a concussion which is why he didn’t clear protocol immediately. The testing must have come back with positive findings

    • Rockphin says:

      Why do you suspect such BS? They reported literally MOMENTS after the play that he was not concussed. They reported after the game that he was fine and was not concussed. They reported the next day that he was fine and had not been concussed. Why would you believe otherwise?

      There are steps that are SUPPOSED to be taken. The Steelers are obviously NOT taking said steps and should be investigated and penalized for it. The Dolphins who were under a microscope followed them to a T, thus Teddy didn’t practice fully until Friday with limited participation on Thursday. The first day he was eligible to practice was THURSDAY according to the protocol.

      The Steelers obviously have not followed the protocol.

  56. Rockphin says:

    The steelers have not had enough time between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday morning to go through the 5 steps. I really don’t understand why they are still talking about Tua and not the THREE GUYS from the Steelers WHO ALL HAVE CONCUSSIONS!!!

  57. stangerx says:

    D0lphins are favored by 7.5 (thanks Tua).

    Wonder what the spread would be if kickoff was at 1:05 instead of 8:20?

  58. Tim Knight says:

    So Tua clears all the concussion protocols and there are still pundits bitching that he shouldn’t play yet. Why?

  59. herdfan says:

    Howie’s List
    🗿 42-23 🐬
    🌴 27-20 🐬
    🎰 24-10 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬
    🐷 35-10 🐬
    🤠 31– 20🐬
    🦬 33-23 🐬

  60. mf13ss says:

    Teddy must have been SO concussed that had he played all 4 quarters against the Vikes, he was projected to throw for well over 439 yards.

    By the way, that would have been #3 ALL-TIME in Dolphins history, behind only Marino’s 521 and 450-yard games.

    • mf13ss says:

      Sorry, PFR’s STADHEAD didn’t take into account Tua’s 469 passing yards against the Ravens this year.

      So Teddy would have been #4 All-TIME in Dolphins history, projected over 4 quarters against the Vikes.

    • steveccnv says:

      You can throw for all those yards, but it doesn’t mean much, if you can’t score enough or turn the ball over too frequently or at the most inopportune times

      • mf13ss says:

        You’ll get zero-argument from me on that because you’re correct. Just remember, that first INT wasn’t on Teddy.

    • Ken says:

      He had cleared protocol by Thursday and thus was not concussed on game day. Although his pocket awareness certainly looked suspect

  61. mf13ss says:

    Generally speaking, I generally know what position to target in the next Draft before we even take our first snap the calendar year prior.

    I honestly didn’t know what position to target for next year for the first time in many years. However, it’s becoming very clear that CB and OT should be focused upon in the ’23 Draft, IMO.

  62. mf13ss says:

    I hope everybody on this blog realizes how badly Steve Ross fucked us, being we’ve been docked a 1st rounder in the 2023 Draft.

    All of the efforts to parlay draft picks for the future were brought to a screeching halt due to Ross’ BS meddling.

  63. Wyoming85 says:

    ok

  64. CavalierKong says:

    From a purely cynical point of view, I’m actually kind of amazed we didn’t end up getting Tom Brady signed as our QB this year.

    It would have been just our luck to sign him, then all this personal shyte happens to him that blows up his football season, lol.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I mean, we could have signed him, still gotten docked a 1st and 3rd, alienated Tua, and had a crappy version of Tom Brady that may not even finish out the season. 😭

      • CavalierKong says:

        (I know obviously it would have been more complicated than just ‘signing’ him as he was Tampa property, but we could have made it happen somehow, so probably you could add ‘lost some picks in the trade for Brady’ into that clusterf^ck…)

    • Tim Knight says:

      Ross needs to stay out of the football recruiting business. Not sure he even realizes most Dolphins fans didn’t want Brady.

  65. stangerx says:

    “No. I mean, I think I just kind of like I said, I just kind of go about my business. Whatever happens, happens. And I’ve been here for five years now. I love it here. I’m happy to be here. And if I stay here, which I mean, I would assume, I would. I’m excited to continue to be here, make plays and you know, help the team win and move forward and all that kind of stuff for the rest of season.”

    — Mike Gesicki on whether he has paid attention to the reports the Phins are shopping him.

  66. Capt. Stubbs says:

    On Steve Ross . My buddy that I brought put a deposit on club seats next year. That’s why we bolted a little earlier on tailgating. We were having a beer in the ” club” and I swear he was sitting right next to us . Obviously in disguise he wasn’t wearing his glasses 🙄

  67. herdfan says:

    I think the big reason there’s more talk about Tua’s concussion and any of the others is what happened with his hands. Posturing or whatever it’s called. That does make a difference. Even so, I think the NFL needs to look at the Pittsburgh players. I agree with whoever said it, they didn’t have time to go through all those phases before they were back at practice. They need a protocol for the protocol. 😂

    • Tim Knight says:

      He was knocked out. I’ve seen that hand thing in MMA. I’m sure boxers do that to but you can’t see their hands.

  68. Tim Knight says:

    The play Tua got hurt on in the Bengals game was a play he should have aborted. Nick Saban said he never wants to take the competitor out of a player but sometimes it’s better to just live for another play referring to Tua. I think McDaniel is dealing with the same thing with Tua. Protect yourself more. Tua doesn’t like giving up on a play or hates when a play breaks down and he wants to try and make something happen. That’s great! But sometimes just play smarter and throw it away or brace for a sack. Don’t make yourself vulnerable to big hits.

    • steveccnv says:

      On the play Tua got hurt he could’ve easily gotten away from that fatty, but he either didn’t see him or something, his reaction time was more like Betty’s is

  69. mf13ss says:

    WOAH! Didn’t know Andy Daulton had that in him!

  70. CavalierKong says:

    It’s weird the Blues have only played 2 games. Some teams have as many as 6 and we don’t play our 3rd for another couple days.

  71. Wyoming85 says:

    This!

  72. manitobafinfan says:

    Fest was a BLAST !! Thanx to all who attended and the many who aided with the Food and Meet ups … Krishna , your SIL burgers looked awesome , I was gonna have one post game , but kinda missed the left turn at Albuquerque and missed saying good bye to a lot of ya …

    Was very nice to meet a few new faces .. we are an AWESOME BUNCH …

    Jahndoh : I hope ya made it back okay .. will touch base in December to see if ya want to meet up for either game in Cali .. either way we will look your brewery up in the way down

  73. manitobafinfan says:

    Christian
    McCaffrey traded to 9ers for a Boatload of picks

  74. bailbondmike says:

    Wow, after that trade 49er’s only have 3 picks next year and don’t pick until the 5th round. They have a 5th and two 7th round picks.

  75. bailbondmike says:

    Wonder which QB Carolina is going to select. My guess it will be CJ Stroud from Ohio State.

  76. CavalierKong says:

    Kinda surprised the Panthers didn’t get a better offer for McCaffrey.

  77. steveccnv says:

    We’ve already got too much money tied up into CB, so why is the media clamoring for us to trade Gesicki for another one?

    Sure we’ve got some injuries there, but next man up hasn’t been bad, even Iggy has joined the party

    Gesicki showed his value to our O last week, he’s worth a continued look the rest of the season

  78. steveccnv says:

    Iggy, as one reporter wrote he saw something for first time, when he turned his head back around, might have actually had his light come on

    Wouldn’t that be some great news if it turns out to be true

  79. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

  80. boulderfinfan says:

    Got back from Miami late last night. Need a vacation now lol.

    Nice write Mike. It was please you meet everyone. I’ll be there next year as well!

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