Saturday, April 21, 2012

Jeff Ireland

Ireland did the rounds this week, trying to get people to have faith in him while trying to remain secretive.

Count me among those who thought he came off as the villain.  He didn't sound like he was saying anything more than "I *AM* the Dolphins - trust me!"  It was kind of ridiculous.  He was cagey and dodged everything because he didn't want to tip his hand.

But I am firmly in the camp that he will be drafting a lineman (probably offensive, but could be defensive) at #8.

So one thing that struck me as odd was his answer to the question "Do you talk to Bill Parcells often?"  He said he didn't, because they were both busy, but they talk now and then.

Why is that odd?  Because Parcells hand-picked Ireland.  Because Parcells always has time to chat.  He talks to Peyton Manning almost every day.  He talks to Rex Ryan regularly.  He talks to Sean Payton regularly.  He was doing that while he was here - but he doesn't have time to talk to the guy *he* picked to run this organization.

What does that say about Ireland?  Parcells is not a fan?  Ireland is lying? 

Its a simple comment, but so vexing and confusing.  Its not that hard to imagine that they talk sometimes.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Draft chat

FYI...

I will be hosting a "LIVE" Draft Chat for the entire 1st round, the 2nd round until about 10-10:30, then all of the 3rd, and 4th, rounds and possibly the 5th round.  The chat will be held on both PhinPhanatic.com andPhinatics.com.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Initial Reaction to the Dolphin's Schedule

The schedules were released today and this is how the schedule looks for the Dolphins:


1 Sun Sept. 9 at Houston Texans 1 p.m.
2 Sun Sept. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders 4:15 p.m.
3 Sun Sept. 23 vs. New York Jets 1 p.m.
4 Sun Sept. 30 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 p.m.
5 Sun Oct. 7 at Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
6 Sun Oct. 14 vs. St. Louis Rams 1 p.m.
7 Bye
8 Sun Oct. 28 at New York Jets 1 p.m.
9 Sun Nov. 4 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
10 Sun Nov. 11 vs. Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
11 Thu Nov. 15 at Buffalo Bills 8:20 p.m.
12 Sun Nov. 25 vs. Seattle Seahawks 1 p.m.
13 Sun Dec. 2 vs. New England Patriots 1 p.m.
14 Sun Dec. 9 at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 p.m.
15 Sun Dec. 16 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
16 Sun Dec. 23 vs. Buffalo Bills 1 p.m.
17 Sun Dec. 30 at New England Patriots 1 p.m.


Looking at it, it doesn't look too bad. We have a tough season opener but for the most part the beginning looks pretty manageable. playing the Jets at 1 o'clock in September when the sun is hot is definitely a plus and we also play them after a bye week, which also should give the Dolphins the advantage. Looking at the first 12 weeks we should be in just about every game. Then we play two hard teams the Pats and 9ers weeks 13 and 14, but we get a little break with the Jags and Bills and then end the season at New England. Also whats pretty nice is it looks like besides the New England game it doesn't look like we will be playing any other cold games (maybe the Bills on Nov. 15 might be a cold game). We play a lot of games at home at the end of the season which is nice. However my one complain is that we only have 1 prime time game. No Monday or Sunday night games just a Thursday night game on NFL network, however that could change because of the flex schedule.