2022 Season – Game 9 – Dolphins @ Bears

Before this 2022 NFL season began, the Miami Dolphins were very aggressive bringing in personnel that would potentially transform this team. Let’s be clear, bringing in WR Tyreek Hill most certainly transformed this team. No one here could have predicted how much of an impact Tyreek Hill could have. Even the most optimistic of us fans couldn’t have seen this coming. Our offense has become unstoppable at times, and if not for a multitude of penalties, we’d be scoring even more than we have. Yes, we all figured Hill could make Waddle more dangerous, but it still amazes me how easily Tyreek Hill gets open, and how quickly Tua finds him and gets him the ball. Oh, and Waddle is extremely dangerous. He’s nearly doubled his YPC average from 9.8 last season to 17.3. Halfway through the season he has 5 TD’s after logging 6 all of last season. I’d be remiss to not mention LT Terron Armstead. When he plays, and is healthy enough to play most of the snaps in a game, he’s terrific. He does his job so well, neutralizing the NFL’s best pass rushers and opening rushing lanes on the left side. We knew he’s somewhat of a health risk, and I think most of us figured he’d miss some time, but he was also a huge signing for our team. This brings me to my next point . . .

The Dolphins trading for LB Bradley Chubb was a huge move. Yes, we’ve already brought in LB’s Melvin Ingram and Trey Flowers, and hopefully those 2 still play a big role on our defense, but Bradley Chubb is a very talented player that is only 26 years old. He’s the type of player that in my mind should transform this defense. We already have a very talented young OLB in Jaelan Phillips. We’ve seen what he can do when someone on the other side is getting pressure, he was a difference maker in the second half of last season. Bradley Chubb should make that happen once again. If Emmanuel Ogbah can get himself healthy, our defense can be vaulted to being one of the better NFL defenses. A healthy front 7 of Wilkins, Davis, Ogbah, Phillips, Baker, Roberts and Chubb can be a great unit. If/when we get some our DB’s healthy, and whether that means Byron Jones or just having Kader Kohou and Keion Crossen and of course X totally healthy, our defense can be a unit that no one wants to play against. 1 player can make that transformation, which brings me to my next point . . .

I want to see lots and lots of Bradley Chubb this weekend. I don’t want to hear any nonsense such as it will take time to integrate him into our scheme. Don’t tell me that! I want him out there at least 75% of the defensive snaps. The few snaps that AVG and Ingram get they should be fired up and ready to make an impact. No assimilation, this is football, not thermodynamics or trying to balance the US national debt! Let the 26 YO kid give it everything he has and if he does, good things will happen!

I’ve said it on the blog already, I’m really excited we acquired Chubb. He hasn’t been a dominant player, and he was playing on a pretty good Denver defense. No player is perfect, but Chubb was a very highly rated prospect (7.4 which equated to a perennial All Pro), and there’s a reason for that. He’s a very capable player, but injuries have hampered his success. His rookie season was a great one, starting all 16 games and playing nearly 80% of the snaps on defense. He had 12 sacks, 21 QB hits, 2 FF’s, 1 FR and 60 combined tackles (41 solo). Since then, he’s yet to duplicate that success, but he had 2 seasons where he played only 4 and 7 games. Chubb already has 5.5 sacks and if he stays healthy, he should equal or surpass his rookie season in our defense. This team needs to have a different feel about it, a little swagger. Of course success would help, and last week’s second half shutout was great to see. The defense has to be hyped. It’s set up so nicely, if Trey Flowers (IR Oct. 19)) can get healthy, we’d have 2 excellent veteran pass rushers to put in the rotation in Melvin Ingram and Trey Flowers. That’s the stuff playoff and SB teams are made of. At this point of his career, you want Ingram used sparingly, and I believe he’ll be more effective. Let Phillips and Chubb handle 70-75% of the snaps and let the vets get the rest, and all should prosper. I want to see Chubb have the Hill effect on our defense!

#stangerstrong

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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245 Responses to 2022 Season – Game 9 – Dolphins @ Bears

  1. Tim Knight says:

    Wyo is on the edge of his seat. One more out.

  2. Wyoming85 says:

    Bewyaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. CavalierKong says:

    Congrats on the Astros, Wyo.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Okay… it’s all about the Phins now. πŸ™‚

    Fuck next Tuesday and all that nonsense. LOL

  5. bailbondmike says:

    ND with 2 great games in a row!

  6. Wyoming85 says:

    Last one I promise!

  7. bailbondmike says:

    Tim, you asked the question last weekend, something like, do they play defense in college football anymore?

    How’s this for an answer? SMU beat Houston 77-63. 140 points scored and no this was not a basketball game.

  8. Wyoming85 says:

    OK it’s jus kind of an Astros post
    this is what winning 75 mil looks like

  9. bailbondmike says:

    Tim, I agree on games like that. The Alabama/LSU game was a good one. LSU 7-6 at the half, then it was back and forth then to overtime tied 24-24. Alabama scored made it 31-24 then LSU scored on their possession and went for 2 instead and got it for the win.

  10. boulderfinfan says:

    Tim,
    Do you really think Wilson is gonna be a factor tomorrow? I’m not Sure about that. I think chubbs will be a bigger factor than Wilson

    • steveccnv says:

      Yes, a factor by subtraction

      Edmonds was so bad, every time he touched the ball we had to make up for it the next play

      So just not being Edmonds means he’ll be a factor

  11. Wyoming85 says:

    Game Day!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Rockphin says:

    IT’S GAME DAY BITCHES!!
    Go Dolphins!!

  13. pheloniusphish says:

    Current Chicago forecast from 1-4 PM is low 60’s, winds 10-15 out of the south.

  14. Ken says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    November 6, 2022 at 8:24 am (Edit)
    Current Chicago forecast from 1-4 PM is PAIN
    TIFI

  15. Rockphin says:

    Howie’s List
    🐬 @ 🐻
    🦬 33-17 🐬
    πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 38-20 🐬
    🌴 30-20 🐬
    πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 48-17 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬
    🀠 42– 17 🐬
    🐷 42 – 21 🐬
    🎰 31-13 🐬
    βœ‹οΈ27-6 🐬
    πŸ—Ώ29-19🐬

  16. uwantwat says:

    My pick for Howie:
    Cat 38-14 Phins
    Couldn’t get it to work.

  17. herdfan says:

    Howie’s List
    🐬 @ 🐻
    🦬 33-17 🐬
    πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 38-20 🐬
    🌴 30-20 🐬
    πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 48-17 🐬
    🦍 27-17 🐬
    🀠 42– 17 🐬
    🐷 42 – 21 🐬
    🎰 31-13 🐬
    βœ‹οΈ27-6 🐬
    πŸ—Ώ29-19🐬
    🐱 38-14 🐬

  18. Krishna says:

    Rex is still talking about his concern for Tua…lol. Shut the fuck up…lol

  19. The Flying Pig says:

    Let’s go Dolphins

  20. randydolfan1947 says:

    DEAR HERD; Please add my pick to Howie’s List. Thank you.
    28-13 Mia
    ——————
    BUT if the weather is anything like yesterday’s Ohio State-Northwestern game, played in the suburbs of Chicago, the score likely will be LOWER for both teams.
    ——————
    ANOTHER NICE WRITE, Mike E.
    I THOUGHT I would be writing this post-op from my scheduled reverse shoulder surgery. Unfortunately my surgeon had to delay an entire week’s worth of surgeries, so I was put back one week to Nov. 11, VETERANS DAY!! I will be wearing one of my old Army shirts to the hospital in honor of my fallen brethren.
    —————–
    LET’s get ready to rumble!!

  21. Mike E. says:

    Gameday BLOG UP!!!

  22. steveccnv says:

    I’ve wanted to go to a night in Baton Rouge for a long time, 2 weeks ago I put it on my bucket list, my brother in law in Florida, an ex U of Arizona OL said he’d go with me

    Friday night I’m in Trader Joe’s and I see a young lady wearing an LSU sweat shirt, asked her if she goes to school there, she does

    I mention the bucket list saying preferably against Bama…and a win would be even better, last night was my bucket list game

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