Miami Dolphins 2023 Schedule

So now our schedule is out, and as we can see, it won’t be an easy one. We start off the season with back to back road games, the first against the Los Angeles Chargers who were 10-7 last season and narrowly lost to the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars in their playoff game, 31-30. Then off to play our division foe the New England Patriots. We come home to face the Denver Broncos, who were a huge disappointment last season, but you have to think Russell Wilson will bounce back from an awful season with the Broncos. Then we travel to Orchard Park NY to play our nemesis Buffalo Bills. We did finally beat the Bills 21-19 early last season, but then lost the next 2 clashes, including a closely fought playoff matchup with our 3rd string QB Skylar Thompson at the helm 34-31. None of the 3 games between the Dolphins and Bills were decided by more than 3 points. I feel like we have improved our team, it’s not going to be any easier for them.

Our next home game is October 8th when we host the NY Giants. The Giants made the playoffs last year and upset the Minnesota Vikings in their house 31-24, but then got wiped playing in Philadelphia against the SB participant Philadelphia Eagles 38-7. The Giants will struggle some with the heat early in the season in Miami. We then host the Carolina Panthers, and possibly may face the #1 draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, QB Bryce Young. We then face off against the NFC’s Suberbowl representative Philadelphia Eagles on October 22nd at Lincoln Financial field. Like I said, tough schedule.

After the Eagles on the road, we come home to play our division rivals for the 2nd time of the season, the New England Patriots on Sunday October 29th. Despite the fact the Patriots looked pretty bad last season, they finished only one game behind us last season. The Patriots drafted one of the best DB’s in this year’s draft, CB Christian Gonzalez. They’ll need all the help they can get! After hosting the patriots we leave the USA to play an international game and Prime Time Matchup against the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs in Frankfurt, Germany. At long last, after the arduous task of traveling out of the country to face the SB Champs, we get our much needed BYE Week in Week 10.

We come out of the BYE Week to host the Las Vegas Raiders, potentially led by former 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo. The Raiders jettisoned Derek Carr and bring in a similarly talented QB, albeit one with a history of injured seasons. We’ll see how that works out. We then travel to New Jersey to play the NY Jets in another Prime Time Matchup, this one a FRIDAY game at MetLife Stadium. We hit the road again to then face the next to last of our NFC East foes, the Washington Commanders. The Commanders nabbed 2 DB’s in the 2023 NFL Draft, back to back, snaring M’s fave Emmanuel Forbes at #16, and then another CB, Jartaviue Martin 31 picks later. They will have a tough task covering against our offense.

We come for a Monday Night Football matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Will we face our old pal Ryan Tannehill, or will the Titans give the reins to rookie draftee Will Levis, who languished at the draft the entire first round surrounded by beautiful women. My heart breaks for the kid, really. The Jets come to visit us to play the rubber match between us just 3 weeks later from our last matchup. We then host our 3rd home game in a row, and the final NFC East opponent, the Dallas Cowboys.

The last 2 games of our 2023 schedule begin on the road again to face the Baltimore Ravens. Why do we seem to play them every season? Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore. Last season’s game was an absolute thriller though, with QB Tua Tagovailoa finishing off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history, erasing a 21 point 4th QTR deficit to beat the Ravens 42-38. Our regular season finale will be us hosting the Buffalo Bills. As previously stated, we played the Bills very tough last season, even without our 1st or 2nd string QB.My hope is that we close the gap even more this year, and overtake the Bills. I also hope we face both the Ravens and Bills with our #1 QB, Tua Tagovailoa, completing his first 17 game season. Nothing against newly acquired backup Mike White, but I don’t want to see him in a game this season unless we pull Tua because we have a 30 point lead in the 4th QTR. We need our guy to be healthy, and of course the entire team to stay healthy, especially #72, LT Terron Armstead.

Fest deliberations are most likely underway, votes are being tabulated. This could potentially be the biggest Fest ever, I hope we get lots of people to make it this year. Our team is on the precipice of greatness, we’re close. It’s not easy to make that next step into the elite, but with McDaniel and Fangio, I feel like it’s going to happen. I felt like our defense was better than it played, and I still contend that Zero Coverage Blitz scheme wasn’t viable with the cast of characters we had in place. Fangio is not an all or nothing guy like Josh Boyer was. Fangio is more malleable, flexible in his approach, and he’s the opposite of Boyer, he adapts to who we’re playing and who he has to employ against them. Can’t wait for the season, and of course the Fest!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,117 Responses to Miami Dolphins 2023 Schedule

  1. son of a son of a shula says:

    Target putting junk in women’s bathing suits. I mean wtf are we doing people dammit take a good look at what China is doing when it comes to eating our lunch and we’re making girl bathing suits for your fucking SON.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Nice view of the Moon and Venus tonight.

  3. CavalierKong says:

    Hell yeah, John Wick 4 available to stream finally. Going to buy and watch that tonight.

  4. CavalierKong says:

    I’m calling it a night. I know I’ve been combative on the blog recently. Chalk it up to a problematic personality trait that sometimes rears its head. Maybe Mercury is in retrograde or some goofy sh^t like that, lol. As Wyo has tried to point out the last couple of days, we have Dolphins stuff to talk about. I’ll be more agreeable 🙂

  5. ukfinfan says:

    “Rockphin says:
    May 23, 2023 at 9:52 pm
    Piggy, how was your trip to South America?

    Don’t want to talk about it”

    Llama genes were recessive?

  6. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – Looks like the crew is just going to be Mike E + 2. Sorry about that, thought my other son (and his girlfriend) were coming to the game, they’re going to join us on our cruise, but can’t make the Fest.

  7. Wyoming85 says:

  8. ukfinfan says:

    Have we just found a new TE project?

    The way he eludes the pass rush, he should be awesome for YACS? (joke btw)

  9. bailbondmike says:

    Fuck you Rock!

    Went to sleep last night and could not get Llama Llama Pig Bang out of my head. LOL

    I showed my wife that one and she cracked up. Told her later I couldn’t stop singing it in my head. Went to bed and was finally over it after watching some ID channel. Rolled over kissed the wife goodnight and told her I loved her. She responded with “Llama Llama Pig Bang, Baby”. Noooooooo! Had to watch another hour of ID before I could fall asleep.

    What’s the first thing I see this morning before I can refresh the blog and get the page turn? Dammit Rock! lol

  10. bailbondmike says:

    Here is a possible pick up for us when he is healthy. NT Robert Cooper from FSU. He was an UDFA by the Seahawks. If it were not for him coming off surgery, he would have gotten drafted, IMO. He’s not a stud but would be like a John Jenkins.

    “The 6-foot-2, 335-pound concluded his time with the Seminoles by being named a back-to-back All-ACC honorable mention. He was also honored with FSU’s Bobby Bowden Leadership Award following the 2022 season. Cooper totaled 123 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three pass deflections, and a fumble recovery in 57 games, with 41 starts.”

    He had shoulder surgery following the 2022 season but, from what I understand, it wasn’t a major injury and he played through the 2022 season with it.

    #91

  11. bailbondmike says:

    Does anyone have a NOCO BOOST or NOCO BOOST X jump starter? Wondering how good they are. Looking to get one for the boat and hear theirs are water proof.

    What about the GENIUS or GENIUS PRO battery chargers by NOCO?

  12. steveccnv says:

    IDK what’s going on down there, with these young guys getting bigger, faster and stronger, but I’ve been told it’s because of climate change😉

    https://www.al.com/sports/2023/05/dolphins-wide-receiver-jaylen-waddle-comes-back-bigger-stronger-faster-for-2023.html

  13. pheloniusphish says:

    BBM – I have a Duralast boost jump starter. Haven’t used it on the boat, but I had an ATV with a completely dead battery (ended up replacing it) that I started 6 times with the Duralast. Wouldn’t keep running which is how I figured out the battery was shot.

  14. Rockphin says:

    Hey BBM!

    Llama llama pig bang

  15. Wyoming85 says:

  16. steveccnv says:

    Stars should’ve apologized for the 2 cross checks, one to the chin of Mark Stone, while Benn was on top of him, and the other, that prompted the fans to throw the bottles. Seems self accountability is again a problem

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10077133-stars-apologize-for-unacceptable-fan-behavior-during-g3-loss-to-golden-knights

  17. bailbondmike says:

    Phelon, thanks! I actually just ordered this one. Small, compact and will easily stow on the boat. Also bought the carry case for it. Red Snapper season starts in a week and will be going 10-15, maybe 20 miles out. There are reports of huge sargassum mats out there holding tons of Mahi also.

    https://no.co/gb50

    • pheloniusphish says:

      I’ll have to check out the carry case.

      Mahi has sucked on the Atlantic side of the Keys the times I’ve been out. Sargassum everywhere but not lining up. Going out for grouper and yellowtail week of 6/6.

      • bailbondmike says:

        I think I might tow my boat down next time I come to the keys. Be much more fun than fishing off the bridges.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Definitely more fun, but the waters here are super shallow. Hard to find your way and out depending on where you launch.

      • bailbondmike says:

        The Mahi are schooling under the large mats but not much size only a few gaffers if you are lucky. They get fished hard here. Good thing they reproduce like rabbits. lol

      • bailbondmike says:

        I will definitely have to take it easy if/when I bring it down there. Draft only 12″ and have a hydraulic jack plate but still don’t want to break anything.

    • steveccnv says:

      Get a kayak, you won’t have to worry about it being shallow

  18. CavalierKong says:

    The Astros aren’t giving me much help, Wyo. I was figuring your boys would take 2 of 3 from the Brewers, and the Cards could get within 3 or 4 games of 1st.

    • Wyoming85 says:

      Well I always say you’ve got to score 5 to win.
      And the Brewers have shut us out 2 games in a row after giving up 12 in the first game.
      Kudos to their pitching!

    • Tim Knight says:

      The Mets have had a rough start but still only 4.5 behind the Braves. Lots of baseball left to play.

      • CavalierKong says:

        It’s been a pretty wild ride so far. The Cards had their worst start in 50 years, were 10-24 and last in the National League. After going 12-4 the last 16 we’re only 5.5 games out of 1st and 3.5 out of the WC. We’re still 6 games under .500, lol.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Combat Crocheting?

  19. Wyoming85 says:

    RIP Tina Turner

  20. pheloniusphish says:

    And DeSantis filed to run. Get your popcorn ready.

  21. Wyoming85 says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      Even though he was #1 or top 5 or 10 in almost every statistical category. Simms must like sounding stupid. LOL

  22. Krishna says:

    Dolphins open OTAs with two strong sessions

    The Miami Dolphins are on the field and football action is back… sort of. The pads aren’t on yet, and not all players are present in the early days of Organized Team Activities. The Dolphins will have a few more scattered OTAs before a mandatory minicamp from June 6-8.

    Until then, some veterans like Tyreek Hill, Connor Williams, Zach Sieler and Terron Armstead, to name a few, haven’t been on the field on Monday or Tuesday, but these are voluntary workouts. Sure, it’s nice to see closer to the full team, but there’s no worry whatsoever when it comes to attendance here.

    Before we get into what can be said from the on-field action, which was opened to the media for the first time on Tuesday, news hit early on a player’s expansion of his role. Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, who was re-signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, got a call from new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio a week or so before OTAs and was approached with the idea of adding the inside area of linebacking to his game.
    ____________

    I couldn’t get the credits to post…wtf…

  23. Krishna says:

    4-Down Territory: Worst NFL owners

    The Miami Dolphins are on the field and football action is back… sort of. The pads aren’t on yet, and not all players are present in the early days of Organized Team Activities. The Dolphins will have a few more scattered OTAs before a mandatory minicamp from June 6-8.

    Until then, some veterans like Tyreek Hill, Connor Williams, Zach Sieler and Terron Armstead, to name a few, haven’t been on the field on Monday or Tuesday, but these are voluntary workouts. Sure, it’s nice to see closer to the full team, but there’s no worry whatsoever when it comes to attendance here.

    Before we get into what can be said from the on-field action, which was opened to the media for the first time on Tuesday, news hit early on a player’s expansion of his role. Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, who was re-signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, got a call from new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio a week or so before OTAs and was approached with the idea of adding the inside area of linebacking to his game.

    As confirmed by head coach Mike McDaniel on Tuesday, the move is in addition to his current job and not in place of.

    “Position flexibility allows you to have an extra human available on game day,” McDaniel said about the concept to add to Van Ginkel’s plate. “It’s advantageous for us, and tough on opponents.”

    As for the consensus of McDaniel’s assistants, the move is welcomed.

    “The entire defensive staff thought he’s at the position he can handle that,” he stated.

    The flexibility that Van Ginkel can bring to both the outside and inside linebacker groups would allow a rotation on the outside with fellow pass-rushers Bradley Chubb and Jaelan Phillips. On the interior, Van Ginkel could give breaks here and there to either Jerome Baker and/or new free agent David Long Jr.

    Duke Riley will also help spell Long and Baker on the inside, but with the outside and inside ability, the goal will be to keep Van Ginkel on the field a whole lot more than last season. Unbelievably, at times, Van Ginkel’s 2022 seasonal usage was limited to just 29% of the year’s defensive snaps, which was a far cry from 2021’s 71%.

  24. Krishna says:

    4-Down Territory: Worst NFL owners

    The Miami Dolphins are on the field and football action is back… sort of. The pads aren’t on yet, and not all players are present in the early days of Organized Team Activities. The Dolphins will have a few more scattered OTAs before a mandatory minicamp from June 6-8.

    Until then, some veterans like Tyreek Hill, Connor Williams, Zach Sieler and Terron Armstead, to name a few, haven’t been on the field on Monday or Tuesday, but these are voluntary workouts. Sure, it’s nice to see closer to the full team, but there’s no worry whatsoever when it comes to attendance here.

    Before we get into what can be said from the on-field action, which was opened to the media for the first time on Tuesday, news hit early on a player’s expansion of his role. Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, who was re-signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, got a call from new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio a week or so before OTAs and was approached with the idea of adding the inside area of linebacking to his game.

    As confirmed by head coach Mike McDaniel on Tuesday, the move is in addition to his current job and not in place of.

    “Position flexibility allows you to have an extra human available on game day,” McDaniel said about the concept to add to Van Ginkel’s plate. “It’s advantageous for us, and tough on opponents.”

    As for the consensus of McDaniel’s assistants, the move is welcomed.

    “The entire defensive staff thought he’s at the position he can handle that,” he stated.

    The flexibility that Van Ginkel can bring to both the outside and inside linebacker groups would allow a rotation on the outside with fellow pass-rushers Bradley Chubb and Jaelan Phillips. On the interior, Van Ginkel could give breaks here and there to either Jerome Baker and/or new free agent David Long Jr.

    Duke Riley will also help spell Long and Baker on the inside, but with the outside and inside ability, the goal will be to keep Van Ginkel on the field a whole lot more than last season. Unbelievably, at times, Van Ginkel’s 2022 seasonal usage was limited to just 29% of the year’s defensive snaps, which was a far cry from 2021’s 71%.

    This plan should keep him more at that 70%-plus range, which would make him a key member of this linebacking group and could open up the potential Van Ginkel has shown in his role-playing thus far in Miami. It’s also to be noted, that Van Ginkel was the Dolphins’ leader in special team tackles last year with 12.

    On the offensive side of things, penciled-in right tackle Austin Jackson showed up looking to be in phenomenal shape. How that translates on the field remains to be seen until pads come on in the summer, as well as hitting some opponents other than teammates.

  25. Krishna says:

    I will skip trying to post the remaining article and will only say AJ needs to show up and not just look good…lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s a big season for a lot of guys on this team with a 2nd year HC and the addition of a highly touted DC. We know how it goes with new staffs. Personnel will change quite a bit the first two seasons.

  26. stangerx says:

    FEST UPDATE

    Seat draft gave us what we have gotten used to the last 3-4 years. One of those corner sections off the edge of the end zone. Bad news is this time as nosebleed as it gets, but we’ve had that before. What was different was is on the home side. Should let people walk by all the stuff at the home entrance side before heading up.

    I’ll note that seat draft started at 9 AM for all games and we were called at 10 AM. So this is really about as good as we could get. Group tickets have gotten tough as more seasons have been sold.

    Seats

    Section 351 / row 28 / seats 1-15
    Section 351 / 29 / 1-15
    Section 351 / 30 / 1-10
    —————————-

    FEST – Oct 15 @ 1 pm against the Panthers.

    D&Bs get together Sat eve. Tunes with the Dog up to the dog, but a bunch of people will be getting in Fri regardless. Seats are $75 each (pay Fest weekend). And yeah we’ll have a tailgate.

    IN

    Herd!!!!
    Mike E (+2)
    Toba (+1)
    Ken
    Rock
    Krishna (+5)
    Son (+6)
    Phelon (with the crew))
    Cav (+1)
    Chef Wa (+1)
    Stanger
    Boulder
    Twice (+1)
    Dog (+2)
    Krishna (+5)

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Krishna, the article you posted left out Malik Reed who had 15 sacks his first 3 seasons as a backup LB with Fangio as his HC. We’ve got a lot of good players on defense. 😉

  28. pheloniusphish says:

    All – Since Stanger springs for D&B every fest, I thought I might try to do something this year as well. I am talking to my old ticket rep tomorrow morning to see if I can get us a box suite for the game. If I can it will be on me. Stayed tuned, check back tomorrow. Unless someone objects to the idea?

  29. pheloniusphish says:

    McDaniel beating the drum at the Panthers game.

  30. pheloniusphish says:

    Panthers score 41 seconds in

  31. pheloniusphish says:

    2-0 Panthers

  32. Krishna says:

    The Dolphins also drafted Michigan tackle Ryan Hayes, who could even work at guard, and still have undrafted rookie free agent tackle James Tunstall, who could all provide a little competition in camp for Jackson.

    With other tackles fighting for spots like Robert Jones, Kion Smith, Kendall Lamm and Geron Christian, at least entering the process, Jackson is seemingly locked-in to work. Like the Van Ginkel experiment, the conclusion remains to be seen, but at the very least, positive encouragement and momentum on both fronts are good ways to start 2023’s offseason.

    What has been seen the last two days, has been the blazing speed of rookie running back De’Von Achane. A third-round pick in this April’s draft, and one that was much to the immediate delight of McDaniel upon his selection, Achane could factor heavily in total yardage for the Dolphins right away.

    With his speed and shiftiness, Achane will be utilized as a runner, receiver and return man, making him a candidate to potentially challenge a rookie record. That belongs to Ted Ginn Jr, who holds the Dolphins’ seasonal all-purpose yardage record for a rookie (2,086).

  33. mf13ss says:

    bailbondmike says:
    May 24, 2023 at 10:38 am
    Here is a possible pick up for us when he is healthy. NT Robert Cooper from FSU. He was an UDFA by the Seahawks. If it were not for him coming off surgery, he would have gotten drafted, IMO. He’s not a stud but would be like a John Jenkins…
    ——————
    I like it! And I feel the same about USC’s C/IOL Brett Neilon, once he is healthy.

  34. Krishna says:

    In 2007, Ginn returned kicks and punts for 1,663 yards and added 420 receiving yards and three rushing yards. With Achane’s speed and versatility, it’s becoming more likely with each OTA rep that he could challenge this record. The overall total yardage record for Miami is currently held by Ricky Williams, who recorded 2,216 yards in his epic 2002 season.

    Achane turned heads and impressed the media Tuesday. As beat writer Omar Kelly reported, the rookie made a great sideline catch which was placed beautifully by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa just out of the reach of a linebacker. That’s music to the ears of Dolphins fans.

    Another worthy bullet point was the on-field attendance of defensive backs Nik Needham and Brandon Jones. Injured in consecutive weeks last season, the pair were seen doing some light jogging, but each is progressing well with their individual rehabs and could even avoid significant missed time, if any.

    The Dolphins aren’t working on-field for OTA’s today, as they’ll resume Thursday, the 25th.

  35. mf13ss says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 24, 2023 at 4:52 pm
    We’re going to see a lot of ugly stuff in the primaries mainly due to you know who.
    ———-
    So I saw Trey Gowdy interview Ron DeSantis over on Fox News just over an hour ago. DeSantis’ policies are essentially IDENTICAL to Trump’s. Know what that means? It means I LIKE DeSantis!

    Problem? DeSantis can be bought (unlike Trump), and it’s not so much rumor mill material any longer that the Bush’s and even George Soros himself have been throwing $$$ to DeSantis. I call that a MAJOR problem, to be quite honest.

    I am SO fuckin’ done with establishment politics (duopoly), see. If ‘Orange Man’ is bad, then give me BAD… BAD TO THE BONE. JMO, as always. It doesn’t make me right, it doesn’t make me wrong, but I’m tired of the establishment destroying our once great country.

    • Tim Knight says:

      To me it doesn’t even matter anymore. I’m not sure we’ll ever see a president who can win over the respect and confidence from the majority of the people. It’s going to be totally divided and immature for quite some time.

      Trump is bad for this country on so many levels. Once you accept it’s all about him and not the country, it’s easier to move on from him.

      • mf13ss says:

        “I’m not sure we’ll ever see a president who can win over the respect and confidence from the majority of the people. It’s going to be totally divided and immature for quite some time…”
        —————-
        I agree with this 100%, as sad as it is to say. Irreparable harm has come our way, my friend.

        SOMETHING WICKED, THIS WAY COMES

      • Mike E. says:

        It’s been this way since Trump was elected. The Democrats spent 4 years both denying the election results or tainting them due to what they said was “Russian Interference”, and then tried to oust Trump the rest of the time by impeaching him. Even after he’s out, they’re still trying to take him down. They’ll do the same to DeSantis, and Trump and the Republicans did the same to Biden denying the election results claiming the election was “Stolen”. I don’t see an end in sight.

  36. randydolfan1947 says:

    STORYBOOK ENDING AS TKCHUK SCORES THE WINNING GOAL WITH 4.9 seconds left in the 3rd Period. That’s THREE WINNING GOALS scored by him during Florida’s 4-game sweep of Carolina!!

    THEY ARE DEFINITELY HOOTIN’ IN SUNRISE TONIGHT!!!!
    Time to walk the Doggy and hit the sack!!

    Y’all have a great evening and a better tomorrow!!

  37. Wyoming85 says:

    • Mike E. says:

      I think we all used to think the Patriots were the league favorite, and I think we all thought it was either Kraft or Belichick. Was it Brady all along?

      • steveccnv says:

        Yes, but it was Belicheat, that created Brady, if he had been drafted by another team, he wouldn’t have half the rings he does

        Belicheat still deserves as much credit as anyone

  38. Wyoming85 says:

  39. Krishna says:

    Just bought RT tickets for the fest, non-stop…less than $300. I thought that was a good deal!

  40. pheloniusphish says:

    Looks like it’s the nosebleeds. Couldn’t get a price that made sense. Sorry all.

  41. Krishna says:

    Got one of the last rooms Riptide, on the boardwalk with a Tiki bar.

    The Walkabout, with a Tiki bar, on the boardwalk is now a VRBO and you have to call.

  42. naplesfan2010 says:

    I say Goodell ought to take the patsies 3rd round pick for cheating during OTAs.
    That’s just as valuable to them as hosting tommy-boy for dinner was for us!!!

  43. naplesfan2010 says:

    If you read the comments to the tweet about the cheatriots cheating (again) (still)
    you see a lot of patsy-fans cheering for the cheating, with comments like “SB here we come” etc.

    I know a lot of that is for humor, but there is a percentage of their fans who mean it. They condone belly’s methods.

    I think this could be another bit of evidence of moral decay in America.
    They’d be ok with cheating if it means they win.
    Whatever happened to fair play and sportsmanship?

    • steveccnv says:

      Politics threw it out the window, people think they, like the govt, can do whatever the hell they want with no consequences

  44. naplesfan2010 says:
  45. naplesfan2010 says:

    “Christian Wilkins and Zach Sieler should mitigate the run defense issues some teams have with lighter boxes – they ranked 1-2 in defensive stops in the NFL last season among interior defensive linemen.”

  46. Mike E. says:

    Phelon – we’re worth $42.5K, not $4.25M. 🤣

  47. naplesfan2010 says:

    Also notice they quietly asked AVG to take some snaps at ILB.
    This could be how they disguise who the robber back is.

    It could be Holland or Brandon Jones or Deshon Elliott dropping into robber from what looks like a safety blitz,
    or
    they do blitz and
    AVG slides into robber to disrupt the intermediate passing game with his height and speed and size equal to the seambusting TEs.

    For sure the primo robber back is Ramsey, but you don’t want the QB to depend on him being that and read it as a key, so you’d need another CB who can swap between boundary corner and slot coverage on any given play, no matter who the WRs are.

    Voila, just draft Cam Smith, who was so good at that at USC that he was the #1 rated CB in the nation that year that he played that role.

    Brilliant coaching / GMing working in tandem.

  48. naplesfan2010 says:

    Utilizing the robber or spy or rover or Tiger or whatever is a known solution to facing running QBs (as in at least 4 of our games) and OC/QBs who like to dump off heartbreakers to TEs underneath in the middle whenever the speed guys take the top of the D, a la Mahomes to Kelce.

  49. naplesfan2010 says:

    McDaniel quotes:
    “Watching film relentlessly is non-negotiable to me.”

    “Every cutup needs to tell a story through its play order to engage players mentally.”

    “When I left SF, they sent me all my cutups, it was 891,000 clips”

  50. naplesfan2010 says:

    They must really like him to give him something that valuable.

  51. naplesfan2010 says:

    PS:
    Tua is wearing a helmet cam on the left side of his helmet.
    Think McDaniel might be able to do something with that data?

  52. son of a son of a shula says:

    Phelon you cheap bastard

    I think they thought you wanted to buy the thing, did you tell them it was for just one game?

    You’re awesome man

  53. markeyh says:

    I had lost the link to this site and finally found you folks again Hope all is well and lets go Miami!!!! SB?

    • Mike E. says:

      Hey Markey!! Glad you found the link pal. We’re as close to a SB team in much longer than I can remember

  54. Rockphin says:

    DAMN! Markeyh has returned! Nice to see you Markeyh

  55. naplesfan2010 says:

    ppl worried about Jaelan and Jaylen gettin juice tested now

  56. son of a son of a shula says:

    Markeyh good to see you
    Pop quiz-
    Jalen Ramsey impact ?
    Go

  57. son of a son of a shula says:

    They should have an oops I fucked up button for old people on your phone it erases the last fuck up you just made.

  58. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, right on about our political situation. They’re children in a sand box throwing shit at each other.

  59. son of a son of a shula says:

    You should go if you can

    https://mule.net/dark-side-of-the-mule-tour-announced/

    They don’t come down here, too bad

  60. Rockphin says:

    Phillips looked jacked. Hopefully he as built the right muscle to optimize his football ability. There is such a thing as building wrong for a specific sport / position. (Muscle bound an example, but it goes further)

  61. Rockphin says:

    Definitely Phelon Spam

  62. naplesfan2010 says:

    Patriots LB Raekwon McMillan suffered a partially torn Achilles in practice, which led to his placement on IR, according to a source.

  63. Rockphin says:

    Oh, I was freaking so busy today at work, I forgot

    GO PANTHERS!! WOOOOOO! SWEEEP!

    Manager of the Cans says they didn’t get swept, he watched the games,,,

    Um, bro 4 in a row. UHH!

  64. Krishna says:

    Kelly: The Great Tua Debate Continues
    Time to find the middle ground on how good the Dolphins can be with Tua Tagovailoa as Miami’s starter
    OMAR KELLY 5 HOURS AGO

    There’s rarely ever a middle ground when it comes to opinions on Tua Tagovailoa.

    Either he’s the best thing since sliced bread was created, or he’s the NFL equivalent of Spam (no offense to Spam lovers out there … it’s pretty decent when sliced thin and fried).

    Oddly, two influential NFL analysts — ESPN’s Louis Riddick and NBC’s Sports’ Phil Simms — hold polar opposite positions on the Miami Dolphins quarterback.

    Miami Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle Discusses Heading Into His Third NFL Season
    Kelly: The Great Tua Debate Continues
    Time to find the middle ground on how good the Dolphins can be with Tua Tagovailoa as Miami’s starter
    OMAR KELLY5 HOURS AGO
    In this story:
    Miami Dolphins
    MIAMI DOLPHINS
    Alabama Crimson Tide
    ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
    There’s rarely ever a middle ground when it comes to opinions on Tua Tagovailoa.

    Either he’s the best thing since sliced bread was created, or he’s the NFL equivalent of Spam (no offense to Spam lovers out there … it’s pretty decent when sliced thin and fried).

    Oddly, two influential NFL analysts — ESPN’s Louis Riddick and NBC’s Sports’ Phil Simms — hold polar opposite positions on the Miami Dolphins quarterback.

    Riddick has been a Tagovailoa supporter and advocate since his University of Alabama days, and has been unwavering with his opinion that Tagovailoa will ascend to elite status if he can stay healthy.

    During a Thursday ESPN chat about Lamar Jackson and how far he can carry the Baltimore Ravens, Riddick claimed the AFC East is going through Miami, mainly because of Tagovailoa.

    “You’re going to deal with Tua because Miami is going to win the AFC East,” Riddick said in a comment that came out of left field.

    While I don’t agree with that opinion because Buffalo is the reigning AFC East champ for three straight seasons, I can understand where Riddick is coming from.

    As for Simms’ opinions of Tagovailoa, I suspect he loves his position as the primary nemesis for Tuanon because trolling Tagovailoa’s rabid fan base is the only justification I can come up with for ranking New England quarterback Mac Jones one spot ahead of Tagovailoa in his annual QB ratings.

    Simms has Tagovailoa ranked 21st, one spot behind his Alabama backup, and one spot ahead of Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and I want to dissect his reason for that ranking line by line.

    Let’s begin. My interjections are in ALL CAPS.

    SIMM’S LATEST OPINION ON TUA
    Simms: “He runs that offense to a T. (TRUE.) He arguably has the quickest release in football (ALSO TRUE. I’M GLAD SOMEONE WITH HIS CREDENTIALS SAID IT.)

    “Other than (Aaron) Rodgers, he’s the best RPO quarterback in football. (THAT’S DEBATABLE, BUT LET US ACCEPT THE PRAISE.)

    “But his arm is below-average for an NFL starter. (IT’S AVERAGE. SIMMS IS MERELY STICKING TO HIS LONG-HELD NARRATIVE, WHICH PREDICTED TAGOVAILOA WOULD STRUGGLE IN THE NFL.)

    “It doesn’t create much on its own. Nobody would watch Tua’s film and go, ‘It’s a laser.’ ” (HE’S STATING THE OBVIOUS. BUT THEY WOULD MARVEL AT HIS ACCURACY, AS MANY HAVE.)

    “When you break it down, there are so many yards and plays left on the field… (ISN’T THAT EVERY QUARTERBACK? MIAMI PRODUCED THE SIXTH-BEST OFFENSE IN THE NFL, DESPITE STRUGGLING FOR THE SEASON’S FINAL SIX GAMES.)

    “The variety of releases is awesome [(MORE PRAISE, WHICH IS SURPRISING). He’s not a great runner, but he’s a good athlete (THIS IS TRUE)….He’s not durable. It’s been an issue his whole career. (FACTS.)

    “He plays small in the pocket, he loses control of power throws down the field, and when teams took away some of those trick plays he couldn’t deliver. (VALID. LOOK AT THOSE DECEMBER GAMES FOR PROOF. DID MIKE McDANIEL ADJUST?)

    “He’s the perfect fit for this offense. I would run those same things with Tua, too, but that doesn’t mean the 20 other guys in front of him can’t do it either, and then some other stuff as well.”

    Let us stop right there because we already know Jones can’t do what Tagovailoa does.

    IS TUA REALLY QB No. 21?

    And neither can Arizona’s Kyler Murray (who lacks the accuracy and anticipation on throws), Detroit’s Jared Goff (no consistency), Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill (no pocket presence), Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins (stat padder), New York Giants’ Daniel Jones (he had one good season), and Seattle’s Geno Smith (phenomenal 2023 performance, but that’s one solid season as well).

    Counting Mac Jones, that’s seven quarterbacks I’d argue Tagovailoa should be rated higher than on everyone’s list, even his biggest critic (which is Simms).

    If upside is factored in, I’d argue Tagovailoa is a top 10 quarterback in 2023 if he can stay healthy.

    On some, (say, Kirk Cousins) you might be able to twist my arm a little to put that quarterback ahead of Tagovailoa. But it’s all subjective, especially if we take out the quarterback’s age and salary.

    But there are also some starting quarterbacks who are given too much praise for doing far less than Tagovailoa, who was the top-rated passer of the 2022 season, and the quarterback who delivered the most big passing plays in the NFL last season.

    Has Trevor Lawrence proven without a shadow of doubt he’s better than Tagovailoa in his two seasons as Jacksonville’s starter? I’d argue that he hasn’t.

    But Simms clearly believes the Jaguars have a better future with Lawrence as the team’s starter than Miami does with Tagovailoa, and he has a right to his opinion.

    For all we know, injuries or another concussion might spoil Tagovailoa’s 2023 season, and career. But that could be the case for any projected starting quarterback in the NFL.

    All we can do at this point is evaluate the body of work so far, and Tagovailoa has a 21-13 record as an NFL starter the past three years, despite all of the challenges he’s faced (a coach who disliked him, a disaster for an offensive line the past three seasons, lackluster weapons till last year, a lackluster rushing game for three seasons).

    Only time, health, and the season’s outcome will help us determine who is right, and who was wrong in the Great Tua Debate.

    Simms is a tool for sure…not sure what tool he is good for though…lol

  65. mf13ss says:

    Mike E. says:
    May 25, 2023 at 8:09 am
    It’s been this way since Trump was elected. The Democrats spent 4 years both denying the election results or tainting them due to what they said was “Russian Interference”, and then tried to oust Trump the rest of the time by impeaching him. Even after he’s out, they’re still trying to take him down. They’ll do the same to DeSantis, and Trump and the Republicans did the same to Biden denying the election results claiming the election was “Stolen”. I don’t see an end in sight.
    —————
    To be honest, Mike E, it goes back to before Trump was elected. This recent ‘turbulence’ began with Obama’s 2x (or was it 3x) fake birth certificate from Hawaii.

    Now I’m not trying to get into the “birther’ debate, but FACT: the first two (or was it three?) versions of Obama’s birth certificate that were released to the public were FAKES… and devoid of the proper credentials stamped on it. Again, FACT.

    That’s when Trump (among MANY, MANY others) spoke up on the matter, and it ruffled King Obama’s feathers. It was an honest question, but then it turned into a ‘how dare you question your king!’ matter, then into this “birther” label perpetuated by the Obama White House. Look no further than the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the evidence.

    This is when the blood began… and over honest questions. Trump was singled out being he was the biggest name questioning the matter.

    Obama has been publicly smearing Trump since WAY before Trump famously came down the escalator… and on this day, he did it RIGHT TO HIS FACE, as Trump was in attendance…

  66. mf13ss says:

    Only 7 more days until Byron Jones’ $$$ come off our tab!

    • mf13ss says:

      And REMEMBER, they may be some very surprising cuts coming from all 32 teams. I would not advise blowing all of that $$$ immediately on 1 person.

  67. mf13ss says:

    I truly have the sense that we’re going to be dealing for Dalvin Cook’s services… but I also don’t think we need him with the stable of RBs we currently have.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what we do come June 1st.

  68. Tim Knight says:

    Actually it all started during Bill Clinton’s presidency. He was a centrist president but he surrounded himself with too many left wingers and had his scandals. The conservatives pounced on that. From that point on the opposition has called for impeachment. Nobody respects and accepts the results anymore. That started with the hanging chads in Florida with GW and Gore. That’s also around the time red and blue states became prominent to the public and not just within pollster circles.

    Think about it. They’re telling you that your vote doesn’t matter while ad campaigns tell you just get out and vote. It’s a sham and big government does things incrementally over time until it seems normal. Exactly where they want us. I believe Trump is part of that too.

  69. son of a son of a shula says:

    Phelon: hi mr ticket rep, the FU mob is coming to the stadium and we were thinking of getting a suite for the game what can you do for us.

    Ticket rep: mr Phelon thank you for your request and how many are in this FU mob?

    Phelon: 40-45 people, closer to 45 if both Krishna’s show up

    Ticket rep: it would be my pleasure Mr Phelon, I’m looking and guess what?
    For the FU mob we just happen to have the FU suite available. Thousand bucks a person and I’ll throw the last 2 1/2 people in free. That’s a terrific bargain and the best thing about the FU suite is that is directly across from mr Ross who will personally flip off your group during the second quarter. Can I sign the FU mob up for this wonderful experience?

    Phelon: let me get back to you

    • pheloniusphish says:

      LMAO – That is ’bout the way it went.

    • herdfan says:

      I was thinking, and something maybe not factored in— we wouldn’t need our seats that Stanger has arranged for us. I’ll go with $75 ea, I really don’t remember and not scrolling to look. Anyway, if you net that out, it brings the amount to the bargain price of under $40k…. $39,125-$39,500.

      I don’t see what the problem is? 😂🤣🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

      Seriously Phelon, that was a generous offer, even if it had been more reasonable.

  70. markeyh says:

    Markeyh good to see you
    Pop quiz-
    Jalen Ramsey impact ?
    Go

    Answer:

    Vik Fangio!!!!! 🙂

  71. markeyh says:

    Vick Fangio was the best off-season aqusition by far my friends

  72. markeyh says:

    Pop quiz-

    What unit will rank higher in 2023 Miami’s Offense or the Defense?

    • markeyh says:

      Both should be top 10 units

    • bailbondmike says:

      Markey, Good to see you back!

      I am going to go with Offense (barring key injuries to Tua or OL) mainly due to being in year 2 and most know the system outside newbie’s. Added some good blocking TE’s and another weapon in Achane. We have the same holes on OL as last year but our depth with Feeney and Wynn is much better especially if they bring back Shell.

      Defense might have some hiccups early on with the new system. We upgraded at LB and DB but did nothing to bolster DL depth as far as another vet.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The offense

      If Tua is healthy we will be #1 on offense

      And we will be #3 on offense

      😁🐖💨

  73. Ken says:

    I want the FU suite

  74. Phindog says:

    Hey Markeyh,
    Great to see you back, it’s been a long time.

  75. steveccnv says:

    Several in the media still have concerns about Tua

    It was pretty unanimous here, when he was drafted, the only concern we had was his availability due to injury

    Has anything really changed, since then?

    He’s pretty much the QB we thought we drafted, and we still have injury concerns

    I believe he’ll overcome them this year, between his thicker lower half, his martial arts and his recognition of the problem, he’ll stay healthy all year, but until he does…

    • The Flying Pig says:

      When he’s healthy he’s exceptional

      The problem in the media is that so many people are willing to talk about injury instead of what happens when he’s not injured

    • markeyh says:

      I give Tua a mulligan for the Brian Flores era….. he is the QB we seen last season and year two if he stays healthy, we will go deep into the playoffs

  76. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!

  77. ukfinfan says:

    Hey markeyh – long time no see – welcome back.

    👏 to Phelon for his attempt. A suite would have been sweet, but that price was sour!

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