Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Omar Kelly trying to be an Optimist - LMAO

Omar Kelly took 246 words of an 852 word article, " Ten Reasons for Dolphins Fans to have Optimism," to finally get to a positive concept.  That means it took 29% of a written article to get to a positive concept. 

Omar, I am proud you tried.  But truth be told, I lost all respect for you years ago when you said Soliai was a liability on this team and should be cut ("I know lineman.  He will never make it in the NFL." [paraphrased]).  What do you think now Omar?  Should we cut Paul Soliai, big number 96? LOL

And yet, even in the midst of enumerating the positives and an optimistic outlook, you still write pessimistically.  In the very first of the ten, you talk about the offensive "weaponry."  You ended the first entry with "if everyone stays healthy."  Nice and Positive!  LOL

The next 3 entries were shockingly optimistic.   Good Job Omar!

Then we get to the Quarterback entry number 5.  Instead of saying we may have one of the deepest QB stables in the NFL, you say "if he [Tannehill] is not good enough" at least we have Matt Moore. LOL Positive - Optimistic!

6 through 8 were okay - pretty positive.  Then, we get to number 9:  Jeff Ireland.  Really?  That was an Optimistic Entry???

Omar, Omar, Omar!   4 to 5 of your Optimistic Points start from a root assumption of negativity.    I imagine you would tell your kids in a very positive way [the following is a dramatization for effect]:  "Okay Junior, your mom went to the toy store to buy you a shiny new bike.  You will love it.  It has 18 speeds, chrome and cool neon pinstripes.  Let's just hope mom doesn't have an accident on her way home."   LOL

That is how you write Omar.   You are so damaged, so negative - such a defeatist. 

This is preseason (training camp).  It is the start of a BRAND NEW DAY.   All of you sports writers should [at least] focus on the possibilities and the future success of our team.  Throw in a concern here or there, but stay positive.   If I were a casual fan, I would hate to read South Florida articles about the Dolphins.  They all read defeatist, negative.  They read as if we have no chance at a winning football team.  You guys hurt the local vendors.   You hurt ticket sales.  You hurt me!   Stop it!!!

Miami will win 10-11 games (minimum) this year.  Now that is a positive statement...  Learn and Assimilate! 
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Omar is a conceited child. He read a book once, and it made him a know-it-all.

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Great article......so true!

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Great article......so true!

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Actually, for the most part I agree with Omar this time...

And 9 would be a Positive to some of the more vocal fans. lol

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Thanks again for the article Mad! It's definitely the truth, I wish there were more fan forums like bitchindave's because our teams beat writers are like our teams of the past 10+ years, a bunch of losers who need to be replaced!

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Ah Mitch, my Phins Fan brother: You have been inundated with such ugly blasts of insipid negativity, that when you read an article that starts out as an attempt to appease the optimistic of us, you can't see from where Omar writes.

And, I agree. Had I never read any other Omar Kelly article, I would be pleased to read that one. It, on the surface, seems positive. But with Omar, you have to read between his twisted negative lines.

And truthfully, is anyone disappointed with the talent level Ireland has amassed these last 2.5 years. If so, you are clouded by the Big Tuna (Parcells) era Ireland, where he brought in players for an NFL style of football that doesn't win anymore - 4 yards and a cloud of dust. I don't blame Ireland - That was on Bill baby!

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Phin fans have been conditioned by these beat writers to consider the negative as greater than hope for the positive. No wonder the more positive/hopefully writers leave to take on greater assignments, the nabobs of negativity deliver the dregs.

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You honor me with you kind words. Thank you! I will continue to blast a positive spin into the Phin's Fan Nation!

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Not nearly damning enough if you ask me. I'd love to go through and read your old blogs over the years to see how you've dealt with this terrible team, but, I'm afraid it might make me vomit. Just read Any Kent's articles. They are completely without objectivity and full of sunshine. That seems to be what you want to hear.

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Marc, are you even a Dolphins' fan?

I have watched virtually every game since 1979. I missed a few preseason games. I know pain. I know what it is like to have my hopes dashed at the end, in the middle and at the beginning of the season. I REALLY know as bleed aqua and orange.

You need to let go of that pain at the start of each season. You need to see the job the front office has done to bring in quality players to augment a solid group of core players. This is one of the best all around roster of talent we have ever assembled. I wish Dan Marino had this defense. We will never see another Danno here. He was a once in a generation talent. But, we do have a quality stable of QBs. Let's let it unfold before we criticize every miniscule aspect of every player and every play. We have an entire season to dissect the individual plays and players. I trust this group of coaches. I trust Philbin. He knows how to build a winner. Trust in it! We will be a winner - sooner than later!

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I was born in 78 and been a fan my entire life. I watch every game, meaningless preseason or not. What I know is that this team has STUNK for over a decade now and I refuse to hop on the cheery bandwagon each year when they make promises they can't keep. I will watch it unfold; like every year, and, I'm sure, just like the last several years we'll have a new promise of future hope. Truth is, I've seen NOTHING from Tannehill to suggest that he can lead this team anywhere. I don't have the patience to wait until he's mature when there are other QB's that have been selected on Ireland's watch that have made the playoffs as rookies. I don't enjoy your same sentiment. I don't believe it before I see it, and there's absolutely nothing to suggest that it will get better anytime soon.

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Maybe, you and Omar should get married. If you can't follow the dots - I get it. Keep the faith dude. I will see you in Orlando for that Steak Dinner early next year, okay?

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when thousands of people read your stuff, fans, they can be over optimistic. Hes just being a realist.

Who put their foot down and said Solia was the real deal? Very few did.Hes no Haloti Ngata. He may be a top nt, but hes not a play maker.


All this defeatist whining coming from of all people, bitchindave....

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J Burke - this IS the time to be overly optimistic, to be hopeful. We can temper our enthusiasm if and when we don't perform.

I knew Soliai was the real deal from day one. I told Omar that back in 2009 when he was 'bitchin' to get rid of him.

Yes J Burke. The Dolphins fan base has gotten into an ugly habit of screaming "the sky is falling." When in reality, a tweak here and there is all that is needed.

After the first preseason game, we (the fan base - not me) all wanted to dump Tannehill. Isn't it obvious to everyone besides me that he is miles better than Henne, and can flat-out sling it in comparison to Matt Moore, and outrun him as well. So, why can't we just trust this coaching staff a little to get Tannehill ready for the season... not every play is indicative of his long term skill and play. In the AFC East, besides Brady, who would you rather have? No one. Tannehill will be fine.

We all need to calmate and trust that this coaching staff will get the best out of these players...

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Gotta say, I think Omar's pretty fair. He's a realist, which is more than I can say for me. This time of the year always has me with the rose colored glasses on sayin, "I think this is the year we can make the playoffs." And my wife reminds me that's what I said last year and every year before that for the last 14 years we've been married. I do appreciate Omar's commentary and his camp reports give me a good flavor of what's happening in practice. I do think when the team turns around Omar will give them their due.

Wanna talk about a negative POS? Don't even get me started on James Walker!

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Hey, Mad dolphan!
Just wanted to say it is refreshing to hear someone be postive about the upcoming season.I cant help but think of how many players who if they went to another team could single handly change the make up of a team.Case in point the db for the eagles I believe His name is Carey.He said basicially there was NO .D..IN EAGLES.Meaning because the defensive players had a negative attitude about the defense that is how everyone precieve it.Everyone has the right to feel what ever they feel about the team.I get that.But my point would be WHY not be postive.The good book tells us...As A Man thinketh in His Heart so is he.To me I could say well there are 31 lossers every year only 1.winner.And that is true. What if we decide to be optimistic that we could win 9 games this year ?Does that make one a Moron?Well it does to most that I see post on so many different sights.As for me I was born loving the dolphins!So because I love the team I will chose to be postive about that which I love .Like my wife!lol...One more thought.I would never thought I could find anything I liked about any other team in the Nfl till i watched hard knocks.Then i saw what is was I truly loved about the game.Its just like life!In it you will run a cross so many hurt and negative people.And rarely you will run into postive people.Guess what....Its the postive people who always win out.Why?Because faith is never defended!If you cant be postive then why not find another team?There are 31 others?

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Omar is still butt hurt about Culpepper being a total failure. He should write about girls high school soccer.

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Show some class Dude. All of these articals from sport writers are educated guesses. I'm sure you've been wrong in your opinion about someone at some point in your career. Chill out.

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I just want it to be clear Omar has been Mr Negative on RT. So watch how he. trys to hide. it when he plays well He is not a fan, he,makes. a living ripping on them and thinks he is a expert because,he watches them practice. He is a clown ask KB. They laughed at him onNFL. radio and said wow,he is an angry man. He must be a closet Joe thiesman fan!

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Mark, I get from where you are coming... as Dolphins Fans we have all been traumatized by this drought of a quality team in a once proud football city. My son is 17 yo. Except for the Pennington year, he has never seen a decent team. It is painful for me to watch as I grew up in an era where it was an oddity for Miami not to be in the post season.

I like to read Omar's camp updates as well. But, I also know that his "flavor" is tempered by his disappointments as well. My point is that Omar doesn't see things the way I see them or the way coach sees them. He is always looking for the missed plays and mistakes instead of the plays that show improvement day by day. I was in camp one year and he writes that Paul Soliai should not make the team. I watched that same camp and thought oh crap, what a stud. He will be in the middle of our defense for years to come.

My criticism of Omar is actually my criticism of all passive fans, radio personalities, and print journalists and bloggers alike. In South Florida, we have become a pack of ravenous vipers ready to pounce on everyone and everything if we don't see 'perfection' right now..

This talent on this team is better in every aspect just about, than the team we had last year. And, the team we had last year was two 40-something yard field goals from 9-7. Kevin Coyle had our defenders in the right places last year to possibly pick-off an additional 17 passes which means if we hold onto say another 8-10 interceptions, we probably win another game (or 2) - which means we would have made the playoffs. If we have better talent than that team, why would I believe we would take a step back? Stone hands Smith is gone. We have more speed and the core of our interior defense is intact. We got rid of two slow LBs and replaced them with two young fast proven LBs. We stole a CB from Atlanta that will make the secondary sound. We drafted the biggest weakness last year a companion pass rusher to Cameron Wake. That is just the defense. Why aren't you jumping for pure joy? WE have not had a defense this sound in 25 years - and I have watched every single game. So, I'm certain we have something special this year.

Let's give the coaches a chance to do their prep work, evaluations... and player development, but on Sunday in 3 weeks this version of the Miami Dolphins will come to play and the NFL better watch-out!

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Jerry, aren't you a regular caller on Phinsradio,net? I think I heard you last night. You always have a smart, well informed perspective. Thank you for the kind words. Praise from you is an honor!

I remember reading some philosopher from the far east (i think) a few years back. He said, and I paraphrase: "We all create our own environment. Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours." It always stuck with me. If you talk like a loser, then you are a loser... it made sense to me.

I love your faith brother!!!

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LOL - That is flat-out funny!

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Russ, Russ, Russ - I have never been more chilled! I think you miss the point man. I have been wrong hundreds of times. BUT, I have never trashed my team before the first game of the season. I have never screamed that front-office personnel should be fired.

We need to change the attitudes of the negative South Florida fan base one reader (or one caller) at a time.

15 Years ago we were civil in print and on the call-in shows. When I listen to callers now... It is bile spewing from a ravenous dog half the time. I like constructive discourse. Let's get back to that!

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Harsh, but funny!

I will say his last article on Player Development was pretty good. He seemed like he was back from a leg being snapped in half. :)

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Just a little perspective. Omar is a journalist, not a fan. Same goes for Armando. As a writer they are supposed to be unbiased and objective. Is it possible that your motivations for writing, and your emotions regarding the team do not allow for you to write impartial articles?

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Omar is a jerk!

AJ in the ATL