Wednesday, November 09, 2011
On many critical plays for the chiefs, the dolphins went all-out blitz. They brought 7 or 8 on most ocassions.
That is selling out. If it works, great. You get the big sack and control that series and possibly the game. And it sure looks amazing when everyone is around the qb. They appear to be swarming to the ball.
But they were lucky. If it hadn't worked, Miami would have been in a heap of trouble. The scoring would have been easy for the chiefs.
I'm not a fan of selling out to the blitz, but sometimes it works....
The Miami Dolphins Alumni Association's Unsung Hero Award was established in 2004 to honor former Dolphins players who did not receive the recognition that he deserved during his playing days. In order to be nominated for the award, a retired player must have seen action in a minimum of four seasons during the allotted time period and not earn All Pro or Pro Bowl recognition.
This year, the nominees were players who saw action during the 2000-10 time period. Fans have the opportunity to select the final three nominees from the list on the attached link, with the Dolphins Alumni Association selecting the final winner.
Previous winners include quarterback Earl Morrall in 2004, running back Tony Nathan in 2005, wide receiver/tight end Jim Jensen in 2006, defensive tackle Manny Fernandez in 2007, running back Bernie Parmalee In 2008, quarterback Don Strock in 2009 and Shawn Wooden in 2010.
There is no MVP. I can't talk about best at position. There just isn't anything to draw on.
But there is a wanker of the midseason, and that has to be Vontae. As I said in another post, the guy simply hasn't been playing - and this after saying he believed he was part of the best defensive backfield in the NFL. He promotes himself and then grossly underperforms - that is the very definition of wanker!
But there are tons of other guys who deserve recognition: Marshall, Columbo, JT, Y Bell, and Clyde Gates top my list.
At 1-7, they are pathetic, but I listened to maybe 5 minutes of the Dolphin-produced-and-therefore-its-totally-asinine "Finsiders" show (while the station I was listening to was at a commercial; and before I threw up), and they said it "we've been in every game, so there's hope, and no reason why they couldn't go 9-7 on the year!" And that just makes matters worse. I know, you have to keep fans interested, but really?
Ugh. Sure, you only lost to the Broncos by 3, but the team imploded at the end. And that's kind of the same thing that happened against the Giants. There never was a chance against the Patriots, Jets, or Chargers. An inept, lackluster performance against the Texans and Browns. That's not being in every game. I just don't see that hope, or share that optimism.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The Dolphins may have just won their first game, but dark skies are still ahead. The reason being, if the Dolphins don't even win another game, the chances are the Colts get draft pick #1. However, that isn't all. Andrew Luck isn't everything at stake here. It is the Dolphins coach, Tony Sparano, because if the Dolphins manage to win five games, he'll stay.
Also, Steven Ross isn't doing enough, either. You start to go through the Dolphins team, you see guys needed to be traded away. Such as Jason Taylor, Reggie Bush, Brandon Marshall, Kevin Burnett, Mike Pouncey, and Jake Long. Maybe even Cameron Wake, because the truth is the Dolphins are not good enough.The Dolphins can get some value, maybe some draft picks, and young players. Why? The Dolphins need to build a team that will succeed in the future, not today.I remember sitting on the couch with my dad the day Chad was drafted. You can guess which Chad. I said "If the Dolphins pick him up, they turn themselves around, toward doomed. I used to make fun of Cleo Lemon, now I would worship him. If the Dolphins don't switch, the next time you will see a good team will be 2046, or so it seems. The Dolphins also need a new QB.So the bottom line is the Dolphins suck and need to play for a team of tomorrow. I wrote my first song and it goes like this: "Miami has the Dolphins, an awful football team. The lose the ball and never score, and make everyone scream. It might not be with delight, but that's why everyone knew the team, and that's why when you say Miami, you give everyone the creeps. Miami bad sins, Miami bad sins. Miami bad sins are the worst."
Monday, November 07, 2011
I hope everyone is doing well and actually enjoyed watching football yesterday for the first time in a long time! :)
I wanted to reach out to you and see if you'd be interested in helping us spread the word about a charity event taking place in South Florida. It's being hosted by Anthony Fasano to raise money and awareness for an organization called Rebuilding Together, which helps to provide safe and accessible housing for all low-income veterans.
Anthony has partnered with Tracy Morgan to put on a great night of comedy on Saturday, November 26th. Since many of your readers are in South Florida, or may be there for Thanksgiving, I thought they might be interested in hearing about this.
Here's the link with all the info:
Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help spread the word.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Dude. You're a pro, and you're not playing!
The word I want is wanker.
And yes, the Dolphins are probably a better team that their 0-7 record suggests.
And of course you could always turn to the adage "every dog has his day"
So the Dolphins scored 31 points, and beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. Good for them. I watched a little of the game in the second half, and what I saw was a bad Chiefs team - probably over confident, possibly still on the high from beating the Chargers Monday night.
Still - this is the NFL and a wins a win.... Its just hard to get too excited about it, because they only got to 1-7. Yipee.
I think I'm more excited that they are half way through this waste of a season.