Sunday, October 15, 2017

How Bout Them Mammals!!!

Wow! 11.5 Dogs!

Hostile environment! Down 17-0 at the half!

Things were not looking good. Not at all.

But when you have veteran leadership all it takes is a couple of plays to get back into it.

Gotta give Gase some cudos for going for it on 4th down a number of times when all looked gloom. Believing in your players means a lot. And goes a long way.

How about Parkey banging another 50 yarder to tie it up? And that kick was so true it could've gone another 10 yards.

Wake with another big sack. Hayes stuffing the run. Ajayi rushing for 130 yards behind a beleagured O Line not giving up a sack.

So many vets stepped up today.

And finally Rashad Jones, once again, in the right place at the right time.

This was just an amazing win when very few thought it possible.

I know half of the remaining players in their survivor pools were eliminated today thanks to us.

Wow!!!

As I write this Pittsburg is ahead of the last undefeated team, Kansas City, 12-3 at the half.

How fitting would a 17-0 comeback be on a day when 17-0 stands tall once again. Let's Go Pittsburgh!

Phins up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It Is All So Clear Now!!!

Now it all makes sense!!!

Why does an offensive unit with nothing but playmakers not move the ball?

Why does an offensive line with Pro Bowl talent and veterans have Cutler running for his life and have Ajayi no room to Run?

Everyone wants to blame Cutler. Everyone wants Matt Moore. 

That is not the answer. Anyone with eyes can see that Cutler has no time and Ajayi has no lanes to run through.

Adam Gase even Said himself the offenses woes lie mostly with the O-line. 

That’s because the line coach is more worried about snorting cocaine off an internet model’s pu**y, his words, not mine. He has also been thinking about her a lot lately, again, his words, not mine. 

Chris Forester is one of the highest paid assistants in the league and he wants to snort Cocaine in his office before a meeting?!

What a joke!! 

I am glad they fired him for his idiocy. Have you ever heard of “under the influence”? If you cannot operate a vehicle in that state of mind, what makes you think you can perform a job?

This is absolutely ridiculous but let’s all hope it works out and this line gets fixed ASAP because it’s clear why they have been under performing. It could be a blessing in disguise that Forester has an addiction to doing lines of internet models. 

Here’s to hoping the Dolphins fix things....AGAIN!!

And for the record I give zero craps about his “addiction”. Someone who makes 5 Million a year gets no sympathy from me..

Phins Up!!!



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Monday, October 09, 2017

Dave’s take: an overshadowed win

The dolphins may have gotten a win yesterday - at least partially based on a weird rule interpretation; what’s a fumble? What’s an incomplete pass - and that’s all fine and good.

But then this morning we hear about Chris Forester having recorded himself allegedly snorting cocaine while video chatting with a stripper. And sitting in the dolphins facility.

Two things about this:

His career is likely over. But the weird thing is that you may recall some years ago when wannstedt was coaching, there was a revolving door of OCs. He was one of them, and if memory serves, there was some incident with him, but I can’t remember what it was. And I don’t want to throw wild accusations out there...Could be a faulty memory, and I’m still looking for the reference...

And, he was doing this at the training facility. He looked too comfortable there for it to be his first time. So it makes you wonder what the heck is going on there. Could just be him. But it seems unlikely no one knew about it.

So there ya go. A mediocre win is again overshadowed by a random controversy. That, dolphins fans, is what this team has been for some years. 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

This Is The Sign Of A Good Football Team

Yes it is. A Win is a Win is a Win.

Thank you defense for winning this game.

Thank you refs for not blowing dead what looked like an incomplete pass.

Thank you All Pro Rashad Jones who hustled out that "incomplete pass" into a TD.

Thank you Jay Ajayi for your second efforts running the ball.

Why is this a "Good Team"?

Despite your Quarterback sucking wind, we still won.

Amazingly, luckily, finally.

And guess what, despite this crappy QB play, we are tied in the loss column with every other AFC East team with 2 losses.

Yes we suck on O but we are in the hunt.

Thank God for that!!!

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971

Thursday, October 05, 2017

We Got Bigger Problems Than Jay Cutler's Wildcat Role

Can we take a day off already from Jay Cutler's statuesque pose.

It was one play on a dismal day.

It was not, I repeat, not the reason we lost.

Our O Line is getting blown off the ball. Jay Ajayi barely gets his hands on the ball when he is getting hit.

Ajayi is trying to find holes where they just don't exist.

Gase is having Cutler dump the ball off on quick WR screens because, let's face it, he just doesn't have a lot of time to stand back there and do his Wildcat pose looking down field for an open receiver.

If anyone deserves any amount of heat, it's the O Line and the O Line coaches.

Let's rip them a new a_ _ hole. Let's kick them either in the butt or to the curb.

If our offense could get into a rhythm and eat up some clock and yards, everything else will take of itself and fall into place.

The Defense will rest. Field position will favor us and most importantly points will accumulate.

Jay Cutler may not be the great leader of men in comparison to General George Patton.

He doesn't hold a candle to Sgt. John Basilone.  (This one you'll have to google. Hint: huge Marine hero from my neck of the woods.)

But we knew this going in.

Cutler is nothing more than a stop gap between Tannehill starts. That's it.

And frankly, Tannehill would have had problems with the performance, or lack thereof, of our O Line.

Unfortunately, our issue requires 5 guys to work hard and play together. 5 guys.

If one idiot takes a play off, the whole system goes kapoohy. (Hint: to shit)

One idiot. One false start. One missed block. One holding penalty.

Those we have seen plenty of.

In those most memorable words of Rev. Martin Luther King "3 and out, 3 and out, oh Lord have mercy, we are 3 and out!" (Hint: not really his words)

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Are the dolphins cursed?

Depending on what you believe then...perhaps?

I made reference to it in an earlier comment. Here’s the bigger picture from an article a couple years ago. https://deadspin.com/the-dolphins-stadium-is-literally-built-on-an-indian-bu-1638547584

Read more about construction here http://articles.latimes.com/1987-08-16/sports/sp-1898_1_joe-robbie

And one piece of info from 1985. Keep in mind that the team has more or less been mediocre since they moved into the facility in 1987.


Dave’s take: just stay in London

I don’t watch much dolphins football these days. But once I remembered there was a game on from London, I tuned in. It was with about 5 minutes left in the half, and clearly I missed nothing to that point. By halftime, I was already bored and I proceeded to do various activities but had one eye on the tv...

It was hard to watch.

No points?! And 6 in absolute garbage time last week. Good thing they scored 19 their first week so they can average 8 points per game. Wow.

In my humble opinion this play summed a lot of it up. While cutler couldn’t be bothered, it wasn’t just him. The team just seems unenthusiastic. They are just going through the motions for the most part.  And if you’re going to give up on the team, that seems like a good enough reason to me. If they don’t care, why should you?


It's like DEJA BOOO All Over Again!

I thought FOX TV lost it's signal and with the help of special effects, inserted the Saints uniforms over the Jets uniforms and replayed that game.

If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.

Our offense that is.

Which is quite offensive to our fan base.

When your defense holds Drew Breeze to 20 points, you should be able to win the game.

We weren't even in it after Cutler's interception in the end zone.

I bet the refs threw their flags for more yards than Cutler did.

The play calling was ridiculous. Case in point, we ran the ball 2 plays in a row for 20 yards and Gase calls for a Wild Cat Formation!!!

What is he thinking about?

Ok. I have vented. I feel better.

Not really.

1-2 is not the end of the world. But scoring only 6 points in 8 quarters is.

Something has to change. And in a hurry.

It's your turn to vent.

At least it's only 1 PM right now and I can still do something else today.

Phins Up!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971


The Dolphins Are...

The Dolphins are the new Jets!

Wait, that's an insult to the Jets...

The Dolphins are the new Browns!

Wait, That's an insult to them as well...

They are truly in a league if their own!

Hahahahahaha. This is great..

Cheers!

This Dolphins offense is bad. Horribly bad. I was very hopeful it would be better but once again Miami has let us all down. 

Cheers to the rest of the season! At least I can cheer for my fantasy players!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

To Kneel Or Not To Kneel, That Is The Question

This whole situation is getting completely out of hand. What was supposed to call attention to race relations has turned into fans no longer wanting to be fans.

The President has chimed in, owners have locked arms and no one is discussing what initially all this kneeling was intended to have called attention to.

It has now become a discussion on patriotism and free speech. Or lack there of. Not race relations.

Below is a response I wrote in Dave Kennedy's post "Dave's Take On Standing Up" on this site back on August 27th. Since then many of our posts have meandered off subject. So take this opportunity to vent, add, detract, etc on this subject.

Everyone's opinion is valid. Here is mine:

"Athletes, actors and artists not only have a right to stand up for a cause they feel is important to them, they also have a responsibility to use their platforms to assist in social change.

The kneeling players are a perfect example of good idea, wrong execution. I understand, that as an African-American, they feel compelled to call more attention to race relations in the US. Certain venues are perfectly suited and accepted for political stands and announcements.

Concerts are perfect examples. Musicians have for decades use the stage to call attention to a cause and that is a universally accepted location for such.

Never do you find an actor break from the script to make a political statement during a play. The play itself may make a statement or the cast may stop at the curtain call and speak to the audience about a current issue.

Sports is a different story. Players can use their celebrity to good use but not in the actual arena. It just is not universally accepted other than wearing something on your uniform to support a cause. 

Fans go to sporting events to get away from their problems and daily dull drums, not to engage in political or social issues.

I believe the players would have been better served to organize a great number of African-American athletes from all sports to speak to the media in their locker rooms after games about race relations."

Now, followers, you can knock yourselves out but keep it clean.

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971