Sunday, August 18, 2013

Take away the Keller injury, and Miami shows promise at every position

I love our starting Defense.   I think our starting Offense is showing major strides.  I am done listening to the whiners complain about Martin at LT.  He had one questionable play last night against Houston, the rest were SOLID.  Except for 3 plays Samuda whiffed, the Offensive Line played pretty well.  WE actually have a running game.  Clabo is a very good run blocker, better than expected.   When Jerry gets back, we will have a very good offensive line.  So, calm down everyone.

Also, why does Keller's  injury have to be anyone's fault.   Are we so jaded in Phins Nation that every little thing that happens in a football game is either Tannehill's or Ireland's fault?  Get real.   Tannehill is getting better every game.   I have watched Brady for years,   He's thrown hundreds of balls behind his receivers.  It happens in football every single game by every single QB.  Get over it!

Now to the loss we all never wanted to see.  Prior to the season, there were 3 players we couldn't lose on offense - Pouncey, Wallace, and Keller.  Losing Dustin Keller could be devastating.  He was the safety blanket Tannehill needed.  Sims, Egnew and Clay (even Rodriguez) have got to step up.   I suspect Ireland will be looking to add a veteran come Monday...  Cooley and Boss are available - so is McMichael.  None of which are answers in my opinion.  And, I know this will sound like sacrilege -  Maybe we trade Matt Moore or Randy Starks for a starting caliber TE...  We are so deep on the Defensive Line, we do have options.

Had Keller not gone down, I would have been telling you how I now believe that we can play with anyone.  Houston is as balanced (and as Good) a team as there is in football.    They have both a formidable offense and defense.  And, we played them straight up.  We can beat them in a real game.

Our Starting Defense did not give up a TD.   The 3rd series on Defense was mostly 2nd-string players.

Where are all the Phins lovers on South Florida radio.  Every caller is a Hater.  I am so sick of you losers...   Miami has amassed as good a roster as I have ever seen in 30 years.  Yes, we don't have a Brady or a Manning, but we have a guy with enough skills and upside to compete effectively for years.

We have a winning product.  Why can't you Ireland and Tannehill Haters see that???  Clear your heads or go root for a the Jets.




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People, am I the only one who can see that that sweringen character meant to injury Dustin Keller; "IT WAS INTENTIONAL"! I don't know if he was paid to do it or what; but everyone knows that you do not hit a player low as soon as he lands because you know that his cletes will stick into the turf until he fully makes a move. I believe that the dolphins should lookup David Martin. He was a very good TE for us.

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I think David Martin is fat now.... :)

It was rookie trying to make a play. I seriously doubt it was intentional. This is more of a League Rules injury. The NFL keeps trying to protect the high hits, even though leg injuries happen at a 10 to 1 ratio in comparison. They probably saw the effects of continued hits to the head boxers take - Hagler, Holyfield, etc and they said we can't have retired players looking and talking like that...

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While the keller injury sucks theres a lot to like about this team.Im more excited than i have been in a long time.Keep the faith dolfans we are on the way up.GO PHINS!!!!!!

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YES SIR! I concur!!! Well said!

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It's "DUSTIN" Keller, not "Justin". A guy that's sitting on as high a horse as you should know that.

Just saying....

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LOL - good catch... I do know! I think my auto speller did that. I will correct!

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Fellows, it's preseason! There was no reason to hit someone like that; unless you meant to hurt them.. "HE DID IT ON PURPOSE" folks!

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HE IS A ROOKIE TRYING TO MAKE A TEAM... However, you are entitled to your opinion.

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I haven't watched the game yet but I saw the highlights and the hit in question didn't look dirty.
It certainly wasn't as blatant as Marty Lyons ending Dwight Stephenson's career.

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who wants to hit a tight end up high?? You hit them low. this stuff happens so fast.. I think there should be rules about hitting at the side of the knees. Won't stop it but might make players a little more careful.

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I just watched the replay over and over and over and over and over... it was so fast - the ball was thrown to the inside, which was a factor... but that happens... Yes, the kid went low - I think that is how they are taught. to avoid hits to head... I could be wrong - I doubt I am. And in slow motion, it does look like he has control, but at full speed the play was wham bam...

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who wants to hit a tight end up high?? You hit them low. this stuff happens so fast.. I think there should be rules about hitting at the side of the knees. Won't stop it but might make players a little more careful.

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true - that was done on purpose!!!!!

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well, I am against any more rules.... exactly on "You hit them low. this stuff happens so fast.."

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...Are high or low the only options?...

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Even if it is legal it's still a chump play by Swearringer. He know full well legal or not the effects of that type of hit on an unprotected player. I don't care if its legal, I'd love to see some payback to that POS!

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Lol MD...I just caught your "go root for the Jets" comment

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Here's My problem with the "hit"...

He led with his helmet. STRIKE 1
He went low and led with his helmet. STRIKE 2
He went low, led with his helmet and aimed for the knee. STRIKE 3

While he may be sorry now, it was an intentional attempt to "tackle" low and he can claim all he wants that it was legal and he wasn't trying to injure.

Doesn't change the fact that it was a cheap shot.

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Amen, Bro.

Totally uncalled for. Not to mention nobody seams to want to bring up the little "dance" the POS did after his "tackle"

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Its football.

I once ran the ball back from the 5 yard line all the way back to the opponents 18 yard line. The guy who finally caught me (a starting WR) was so disgusted, he threw me to the ground awkwardly in an MMA style throw (no flag), where I damaged my shoulder, dislocated, etc (it has never been the same). I played DB the rest of that game. I never missed a play. I hold no grudges. Got an interception on that guy later in the game.

It's football! Now, I never played pro... But the gladiator mentality exists in Football at all levels. It takes a certain kind of person to get on a field and hit someone with all your might... It takes a suspension of right and wrong. There is trash talking and chest flaring, and bone crunching hits. I've had a wrist dislocated and multiple broken fingers, stitches in my arm, head and knee, knees hyper-extended, bruised ribs, broken teeth, big-toe injury and a concussion. It's football. Anyone who plays knows the risks.

It's football!

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Todd Heap will probably get a tryout.