Sunday, December 07, 2014

Another One Bites The Dust...

Entertaining game. But yet again, Miami cannot win when it counts. 

Miami does not deserve to be in the playoffs this year, or even in the hunt for that matter. 

Their inability to push the ball down field with arguably the best deep threat in the NFL is their kryptonite. Is it the line? Tannehill? The receivers? Don't know and don't care but that killed this team this year.

Just saw Miami give up a 44 yard run in an obvious running situation. LOL. P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C

Easy to see why Sun Life Stadium is more empty than full.

Maybe next year Joe, maybe next year...


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Absolutely pathetic. I blame the defense and the O-line. Simple as that. You can not....I repeat CAN NOT....allow the QB to get sacked that many time. You CAN NOT get to the 4 yard line and fail to dominate in the trenches and score a TD. Tannehill played well again. The 70% streak continues. But our defense has totally forgotten who they are. I have never been as sick of anything in my life as I am of this team failing in December.

I'm disgusted by this defense. They're bad and they should feel bad.

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God please..No Joe next year..playoffs or gone was the headliner goin into this year.doesn't look like we will make playoffs so he has to go..tired of this team during his tenure never showing up in must win games.that falls on the HC..No playoffs No Joe..

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403-128. That was the yardage after the first quarter in favor or Baltimore.

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3 runs in the second half by Miami, THREE, after they ran successfully in the first half. Miami played into the strength of the Raven defense, Dumervil and Suggs, and at the same time, they set up the weakness of our offense, the line, to be exposed! Bahahahahabahahahabahaaa!

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YOU CANNOT WIN WITHOUT THE DEEP BALL! CHANGE QBS STUPID!

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This is the most angry I've been since last years loss to the Jets. Miami can win out and still won't make the playoffs now.

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you are absolutely right..i want to say the offense has improved greatly over last year..& it has to a degree but its games like this that make me wana shove my foot in my mouth..smdh!

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David Apollos the QB is the only one who played well today. You can win without the deep ball. Peyton Manning does it every week.

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Oh and also I love how you never comment unless we lose and it's always to bash Tannehill even if he did well. Hahah

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Only the deep ball can free up the line. If you do not have the deep ball; opposing defenses will stack the line and KICK YOUR BEHIND!

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Again....Peyton Manning wins ALL THE TIME....with no deep ball whatsoever. Not seeing your logic. I deal in facts.

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At this point I just think we're cursed. Mad scientists in a secret govt lab could clone a QB out the DNA of Manning, Brady, Montana, and Marino, him on the Dolphins, and they'd still figure out how to miss the playoffs every year.

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tannehill has taken a beating & some shots in the last 3 years that most qbs wouldnt get up from..hes 1 of the toughest qbs iv seen in a long time..i like him & think he can possibly be our qb the next decade..david i think tannys deep ball will improve with time..just my humble opinion

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Even if his deep ball doesn't improve David's point is still off. A passing game in general will free up the line. Doesn't matter if it's 10 yard passes or 50 yard passes. We lost because that damn pathetic O-line let them pressure Tannehill all day and sack him four time. You CAN.....NOT.....DO THAT.....PERIOD. This O-line still needs help BADLY.

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Because Tannehill is ALWAYS the problem. I cannot help it if I am the only one who can see this fact. The defense knows it too. This is why they stopped playing in the second half. Tannehill is a yards and 3 points man. That is all he is going to do for you against good teams. 5 trips in the red zone; Tannehill got 3, 3 pointers and an accidental toss for 1 touchdown. I do not comment on wins because the defense wins the game NOT TANNEHILL! Mike Wallace was wide open in the end zone for a short 15 yards touchdown and Tannehill overthrew him. The commentator said: " oh my; Tannehill has to make those throws". Any other qb on our staff would have got the ball in the end zone instead of 3 field goal.

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Tannehill is a good QB.

BUT, he is not as football savvy as Manning and can't put his team in the perfect play every single down. That is why the lack of the deep ball kills this team so much.

Imagine Flacco, Dalton, Roethlesberger, or Stafford without the deep ball? I see Ryan Tannehill all day long.

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The bottom line folks; is, Tannehill is tough but he simply is not a starting QB. As soon as a change is made, we will start to win and blow teams out in the first half. We have not won one game against a good team with Tannehill at the helm. Why? Because you cannot win against a good team without the deep ball!

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Dude, you Tannehill fans have been making excuses for Tannehill for 3 years. You did the same thing with Chad Henne. When will this foolishness end? When you start a QB who can throw the deep ball dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You're the only one who can see that "fact" because you're wrong.....and worship Matt Moore for some unknown reason.

Yeah....the defense stopped trying, with playoffs on the line, because they don't like having a QB who improves every season and continues to progress with each game....makes perfect sense. That must be awful to have a QB with potential who continues to improve.

Lets not hold the defense accountable for the fact that they played like garbage. Let's put it all on the only player who was worth a damn today....Tannehill.

I suppose it's Tannehills fault that this mess of an O-line and Miller couldn't get it done on the 4-yard line?

Mike Wallace was also open last Monday and Tannehill DID throw a perfect pass over his shoulder and....he dropped it. Sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't. This time it was a bad throw, last time it was a bad catch. Maybe if Tannehill didn't have to run for his life all day, he would have played even better than he already did.

And no, none of the other QBs would have done it. That's why they're backups. I swear you must be Matt Moore's cousin or something...

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I am not a Tannehill fan David Apollos but I do see that he has improved overall. Deep ball still non existent but he has improved

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@ Jeremy:

Cousin!!? Hahahahahahaha

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I guess all we need is a QB with a deep ball then. If that were all that matters, like you seem to imply, wouldn't it be easier to find a good QB?

And I can't speak for everyone but I DID NOT like Henne. He was a miserable QB. I like Tannehill because he actually has talent. Fans like you kill me. The 3 year rule is stupid and whoever started that standard is even more so. It pains me to think how many player COULD have blossomed had they not been cut after 3 seasons...

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Oh I'm sorry I meant brother haha. Or maybe....OH MY GOD. David Apollos.....are YOU actually Matt Moore????

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That's good for them Jeremy. I am sick of these stupid coaches trying to win with an inferior QB. This is the 3rd year for an almost run. The definition of INSANITY is trying the same (QB) and expecting a different results! Clean house Mr Ross. You can only make excuses for STUPIDITY for so long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Really? Is THAT the definition of insanity? So hitting the reset button every three years doesn't fall under that category? Hmmm....

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Jeremy, I see your point. Tannehill is improving. In fact, I can see Tannehill stumbling through the doors at practice; 20 years from now and saying: " dammit coach believe I got it now. Yeah, that daburn light finally came on and it only took 23 years coach".

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Tannehill was sacked SIX times, not four.
Just sayin.'
Is it me, or is Dallas Thomas softer than a sneaker full of $hite??

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Jeremy, you and those who think like you; including the coaches who keep thinking that they can win big with Tannehill; put me in mind of people who think that they can keep tossing a hand full of transisters in the air and let them drop; and eventually those transisters will evovle into a high tech computer.

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Steve Tannehill was sacked 6 times because he kept standing in the pocket; like he was waiting on the bus; instead of rolling out of the pocket. That is his fault. Chad Henne use to make the same mistake; but at least Chad Henne could throw the deep ball. With Mike Wallace on the offense I would much rather have Chad Henne than Tanne-shortpasses-hill.

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Like I said, MAYBE NEXT YEAR! Hey guys, look at the bright side, at least we Dolphin fans can be less stressed on Sundays! LOL

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Jeremy, I see your point. Tannehill is improving. In fact, I can see Tannehill stumbling through the doors at practice; 20 years from now and saying: " dammit coach believe I got it now. Yeah, that daburn light finally came on and it only took 23 years coach".

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Hopefully Ross will now see that he made a huge mistake in hiring Philbin. Hickey is decent, but his history is with a Tampa Bay team that had a bruising defense, a good running game, and a game manager QB. But, Philbin wants a finesse offense and defense with little to no emphasis placed on a strong running game. I say keep Hickey and fire the coaching staff if you want a winning team.

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I've been a fan of this team since I was 5 years old (1970). I loved the great years, 70-74, enjoyed the good years, 75-85, tolerated the so-so years, 86-03, and now, as the rest of you are, I'm trying to survive the bad years. But it's getting harder and harder to support this team, and it's not because of the missing deep ball, or the coach, or the quarterback, or the defense. It's because the Miami Dolphins have lost their identity and a connection to their proud tradition. Miami used to have a home field advantage (with loud aggressive fans, who would stomp their feet so hard on the Orange Bowl that the whole place would rattle and shake like it was an earthquake). Miami was always a smart team, didn't make a lot of penalties, and knew had to finish games. Miami was a classy team, rarely ran up the score or showboated. When they scored, they didn't dance around like fools, they just went about their business because it was their job to score touchdowns. When they lost, you still felt like they were a quality team, that they put a good product out there on the field, that it was worth your time and money. The Dolphins of the last 10 years or so have lost those qualities mentioned above, and it’s really sad. I feel like I've lost an old friend, someone who I grew up with, who was always there for me, especially during this wonderful time of year. What’s worse is that old friend has been replaced by someone I honestly don't recognize. He even changed his uniform and code of arms (logo). I realize the game has changed, has evolved (you can't win with a 250 pound fullback as your main weapon anymore), I get it. But look at a team like the Steelers. They have evolved with the times and haven't lost touch with their proud tradition. Teams like the Packers have done great things, but have worked even harder to preserve their legacy and tradition during the difficult times. The Packers were really bad in the 70s and 80s, (check their stats from 1973 to 1991), but they never changed their logo or colors, or did anything that would distance themselves from their past. The Dolphins organization has allowed the pressure from all sides get the better of them. They’ve lost their tradition, identity, and confidence, and now they are no longer respected as a franchise. Have any of you watched the NFL network lately? It’s embarrassing to hear those pundits talk about the Dolphins. And can you blame them?

Tactically, the Dolphins have improved. Tannehill ain’t bad, the defense is pretty good. They’ll probably finish 8-8, maybe 9-7.

Strategically, they’re a mess, rudderless, drifting at sea. This team has no long-term plan or vision.

The Ravens were not so much the better team today; they are the better franchise.

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Tannehill is not the problem. The injuries on the offensive line have taken their toll. Hickey did a great job strengthening the line personnel, but he can't turn the entire line over and give it great depth in one off season.

And this coaching staff deserves blame again. I wonder if the defense even practices 2 minute drills. After the Ravens made a few mid-game adjustments, the coaching staff did nothing to counter. And the failure to challenge what the non-call on the safety shows how much Philbin is still lost on the sideline. Was he even watching the game?

I would be happy if we trade for Harbaugh.

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Hey Dave Apollos, Dumervil came through untouched twice so how fast is any QB supposed to get rid of the ball? There wasn't much pocket after the first quarter so your boy Matt Moore or Tom Brady or Peyton Manning would all be running for their lives are carted off on a stretcher trying to get the call deep.
You need to get your head out of your butt!

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It has to be time to give Billy Turner a shot...

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@Carl - Theirs no point in arguing with David. He's in his own little world where elite QBs are all around us and all you have to do is sign one.

Tannehill didn't stand in the pocket too long. The O-line failed again. Plain and simple. If you didn't see that then you didn't watch the game. And no one is making excuses for Tannehill because he doesn't need them. He played as well as anyone could with basically no O-line and the defense playing like hot garbage again.

@ Steve - my mistake. SIX times. I counted four and hadn't looked at the official stats yet. THAT's how bad the O-line played. I so many sacks I lost count. That's unacceptable. The Ravens were even missing their top defensive lineman.

I still stand by what I've been saying though. Tannehill will keep getting better. And no, it will not take 20 years. Give him 5 (as in 2 more after this). He may even get the deep ball under control by then. Remember, it's not that he can't throw deep, it's that he can't throw it deep with accuracy. That can be fixed. It's not as bad as if he couldn't get the ball down field at all though. But even if that were the case, who was the last QB to take us to the playoffs? Chad Pennington, arguably the weakest arm in history, but one of the most accurate and he won all the time WITHOUT A DEEP BALL.

I stand by what I've been saying about this whole team. Keep everyone accept for Wheeler and Ellerbe, keep Misi and Jenking, and draft a true inside LB who can tackle somebody. Draft a guard and another tackle who aren't injury prone. Draft another tough CB.

Our biggest issue is injuries. Get that under control. Every week I see player after player go down. I don't know how we keep a 53 man roster. It's too many injuries. Learn who to fall down for God's sake. I get that you can't help some injuries, but as many as we've had, they're doing SOMETHING wrong.

This is one of the youngest teams in the NFL. It needs more experience and a few more pieces. NOT a total restart. Insanity would be to keep doing what we've been doing over the last 15 years, not the last 3. Philbin is only in his 3rd year as a HC. Lazor is in his first as an OC. Hickey is in his first as a GM. GIVE THEM SOME TIME AND STOP BEING SO IMPATIENT. I know we've all been waiting for 2 decades, but that doesn't mean we're special and deserve some super team that's going to progress to a SB championship team in 3 years. That doesn't happen. We got what we wanted when Ireland got the boot, now it's going to take time after that big change, and if you don't get that, then you know NOTHING about this sport.

I'm sick of watching the REAL insanity of resetting every three years take place. If we go 9-7, that will mean there has been improvement every year. That's what we want. We're not getting an Andrew Luck story, where our 2-14 team gets an elite QB and makes the playoffs the next season. If you're expecting that, you're living in a fantasy land.

David Apollos, you act as if it's just raining elite QBs outside and Dennis Hickey can just reach out and pluck another Andrew Luck out of the sky. We aren't getting Mariota. Period. He'll go to the number one overall and they WILL NOT trade that pick to us. Whoever picks first is taking him. Period. They'd be stupid not to. And who knows when the next big QB will be in the draft. Could be five years from now. The only way we'll draft one is to be the worst team in the league the year before. I don't want that. And if you do then you're not a real fan. Although I don't think you are anyway because you never have anything good to say when they win.

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Its easy to point to the offensive line, but what about the run defense? The offensive line problem is a personnel problem. Missing Albert and lost Satele got injured. That problem isn't getting solved until the offseason.

The run defense simply under performed. Simply, the defense isn't manning up and doing their job. If you want legitimate blame, blame the defense.

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I agree linearz. The defense deserves blame because they had starters in. The DB's were weak from injuries and that helped the Ravens pass game, but they should not have been able to run like that. I point at the O-line because those guys are getting injured WAY too much and we have no depth whatsoever. This team needs to work on conditioning and get some more quality linemen. Injuries are going to happen, but we take too many. And our O-line can't afford for one starter to go down as it is right now. A quality guard and tackle would add the depth we need.

The defense needs LBs. The line is good but underperforming in the last few weeks. We need to keep this WHOLE defense except Ellerbe and Wheeler and pick up some LBs and DBs in the FA and draft to add some depth. Having Delmas out for the rest of the year is going to kill us.

With all our DB injuries and sub-par LB play, Brady is going to carve us up Sunday. They won't even need to run the ball. Our offense will have to put up 40 points to win. Think that's going to happen if the O-line isn't PERFECT? Nope.

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@Jeremy...I agree as well that we don't need an overhaul again and the injuries are killing us, especially on the O Line. NE, Minnesota and the Jets should be easier to handle their D Lines than the Ravens who rushed only 4 and had a field day.

The Ravens also dropped 7 into coverage which required a little more time than Tannehill had to find the open receiver.

We do need a new ML and new O Guard and better depth. I like Hickey quite a bit so he is a keeper. If he feels a new head coach is the way to go then so it be. But I wouldn't go rocking the boat just to hire a new HC without making sure we have someone much better to hire.

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Exactly Carl.

I want a top notch, renowned HC. If they can't find one then stay with Philbin. No one knows what his ceiling as a coach is yet. I don't want to just hire some other OC or DC as our HC just because he was on a winning team before.