Saturday, October 27, 2012

Early voting

Hey everyone, early voting has started in Florida.  I encourage everyone to get out there and vote.

So, I voted today....

On my list I had two items: vote early (check), vote often (pending - ha ha) previews Dolphins-Jets tilt

October 27, 12

Jets’ Mark Sanchez in the Eye of the Storm as Hurricane Sandy and the Miami Dolphins Approach

Weather could be an issue for teams entering week 8 of the NFL season as Hurricane Sandy threatens to impact the entire East Coast. Sandy is is expected to make its way over the Northeastern United States this weekend. Of the games likely to be impacted by these thunderstorms, none have received more buzz than the AFC East division rivals rematch between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. After an overtime defeat in week 3, Miami is looking to even things up when they fly up to MetLife Stadium for Sunday’s game. forecasts a 60% chance of rain, cloudy skies, with a high near 64.  Northeast winds are expected between 10 to 14 mph.  What this means for both teams is that they will need to spend time preparing for a potential downpour.

No longer allocating his film study time to Eva Longoria, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has shown improvement these last two weeks but is still having turnover trouble. With the current forecast, expect Rex Ryan to avoid taking risks and rely on his running back Shonn Greene to pick up most of the yards on offense. Even two or three yards a play on the ground will allow Sanchez to make quick and easy throws when he needs to. The Jets don’t want to be in a lot of third and long situations that would force them to air out the ball in the rain. Thus, Shonn Greene should get upwards of twenty carries or more on Sunday. By the way, the Jets are 3-0 this season when Greene gets 19 or more carries. According to NFLWeather’s analytics, the Jets are also 4-2 in the rain over the past three years, including the win over the Dolphins earlier this season.

On the other sideline, Miami’s offense has a somewhat more developed passing game. Even though Ryan Tannehill is still raw, he has proven that he can pick apart a secondary through the air. The Dolphins also have a dynamic running back in Reggie Bush who left in the first half the last time these two teams met. Expect Bush to be a big part of Miami’s offense on Sunday, especially in the passing game. If Reggie gets loose, his quick cuts on the wet turf could result in a lot of bonus yards for the Phins. Under the cover of Hurricane Sandy, screens and quick outs could be in store for Rex Ryan’s overly aggressive defense. Bush’s explosiveness in wet weather presents a mismatch for a defense that has given up an average of 147 yards a game to opposing running backs.

Like week 3, expect this to be another close, wet and physical ball game. It has been five weeks but emotions of this game are still swirling. The Dolphins ability to throw the ball will end up being the difference maker in this one. But if Sanchez can control the ball, it could be a quite a game to watch…..from the comfort of your livingroom.

Chris Lovi
NFP (at)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jets sure are talking a lot for a 3-4 team

Robert Mayer, U.S. Presswire
Another Jets vs Dolphins week, another incident of trash talking from the Jets. A few weeks ago we all heard from Rex and the Jet players that they were going to put "hot sauce" on Reggie Bush. The brilliant Jets did this during the season of the bounty gate in which players and coaches were suspended for such remarks. Fast forward to the game and the Jets did what they sough out to do, they injured Bush for the game, however they lost there best player in the same game Revis. Fast forward again to today and now we know that the Jets are without Revis and their number one wide out Holmes for this game against a team that they needed a missed FG in overtime to win the game. A game in which Revis and Holmes both started.

Now we hear that Rex Ryan wants an apology from Reggie for comments made by him about how basically karma sucks. Not only that but Laron Landry, who basically prides himself on knocking people out in any means necessary hence his nickname "Dirty 30", said "He will remember that hit, every time he sees me, he will remember that hit." He also said this to make matters worse "If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop hitting or head hunting, I’m not going to stop the way I play." Landry also added on just in case the mic wasn't working initially "Just watch the way (Bush) runs on Sunday,” Landry added. “I'm not going to overtalk it or make it a story.”  Brilliant comments Landry. 

This whole trash talking stuff was cute 2 years ago when the Jets might have actually been good. However in a 3-4 year so far, an offense ranked 29th in the league and with a defense that is 30th in run defense this might not be the time to talk so much trash. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Check out the Dolphins DeskSite!

Hey all,

The Dolphins have partnered to produce a new Dolphins video app.  It's designed for large screen, Internet-connected devices, like desktops, laptops, and Windows-based tablets, like Microsoft's new Surface.

 The app enables instantaneous video playback – with none of the buffering, freezing, or dropping you often get when streaming video from websites.  Other features include the ability to fast-forward, rewind, and even playback videos in slow-motion.  Content is automatically downloaded and stored locally on your hard drive, allowing you to watch videos even when you're offline.  It basically works just like a DVR, only it's for your computer instead of a television set – and it's always free.

 Content includes tons of video exclusives, displayed in true high-definition, and usually in advance of the Dolphins website.  In fact, you'll even get notified whenever new videos arrive via optional audiovisual alerts.  With 9 available channels to choose from, you can take them all or pick just one, it's totally up to you.