Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller have been awarded the FedEx NFL Air and Ground Players of the Week (respectively).
Both won for their performances against the Texans – Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards and four touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating. Miller racked up 175 yards on 14 carries (12.5 avg.), including an 85-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 44-26 win.
Because of these victories, Miami's chapter of the American Red Cross will be awarded a total of $4,000 – $2,000 in Tannehill's name, $2,000 in Miller's.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Miami abandoned the run rather early, too early, just because the Pats stuffed it was no reason to give up. I thought Lazor was off his game. Like Ray said, I thought I saw Philbin at that game.
With New England's awesome performance record at home there was no chance for an upset. Having to play on the road on a short few days of practice left the whole team short on answers. I'm not making excuses. There is a rematch in Miami.
Lazor decided to put the game on Tannehill's shoulders. Sacked five times by an underachieving O line and a hungry NE defense, Tannehill was over-matched. The turnovers said it all.
The penalty situation was indeed strange. The referees called 13 total penalties in the first half and only 2 five-yards penalties the entire second half. Did the refs take the second half off to watch the game or did the quality of play improve that dramatically? Puzzling.
I was hoping that the Miami defensive backs would bump the receivers at the line of scrimmage to disrupt their timing with Brady and give their D line a better chance to pressure Brady. Didn't happen. Brady and Gronk each set personal records in that game.
I'm not too bummed about the outcome, though. There wasn't enough time for Campbell to get into his team's heads. By the looks of it, the coaches didn't have enough time to put in a plan to counter Belichick. Not too many teams do!
I heard some of you say that Campbell reminded of Bill Cowher. More like Colin Cowherd. He's got the hype but when faced with a tough situation found that motivation and playing reckless wasn't enough.
But thinking it over there really was NO WAY they stood a chance against the patriots. That coach and that QB at home are essentially unbeatable. Especially if you're not that good.
Crashing back to reality indeed.
Now every team has the recipe for beating the fins.
8-8 may be a dream...
Just play hard.
And while it seemed relatively close until just after the fins scored in the 3rd, it wasn't.
Miami never got past midfield in the first half. And really only had the one drive...
They looked like pretenders. Like a team that's probably headed to 8-8 or so.
You hoped for more. But as they have for the last 15 years, they just couldn't do it.
Ah well...I guess it's what we've come to expect.
And by the way, I thought I saw philbin sitting in the stands wearing a patriots t shirt.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
a win my Miami would be a mild surprise ? can Miami get any respect ? they destroy two teams and all the media says is well look at the records of those two teams. Are these not NFL teams ? records aside, Miami dismantled them and still get no respect. The way the media works unless your Dallas, New England or the Packers you get no love, but a whole lot of excuses on why your playing well. I understand it's two games, I understand there is a lot of work to be done but don't tell me if we beat New England it won't be a surprise to everyone because all the picks I heard have the Patriots winning and even if we win the media will run with " well look how they won, they struggled, they didn't play well the Patriots played bad etc... You will never win with media praise unless you are the 3 teams above.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
When was the last time you weren't really sure what to expect the outcome to be but were also so confident going into Gillette Stadium?
Its a mixed bag of emotions.
Enthusiastic concern might be the best way to describe it.
Knowing how well we have played the past two weeks and yet here are the Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the other sideline.
A much different opponent than the last two and, unfortunately, a much better one at that.
Yes, we are not the same team we were just a month ago and, unfortunately, New England, at 6-0, is.
They know who they are. They know what they do best. They know what they need to do to beat us and they are up to the task.
We just found out who we could be. We know we can play well. We know what we have to do to beat them but are we up to the task?
Thursday night's game will be a defining moment in Dan Campbell's coaching career. He will find out how he stacks up against one of the very best in NFL history.
If I put my hatred for Belichick aside, its hard to diminish what he has accomplished as a coach.
He is a winner.
This is probably the biggest statement game for the Dolphins in a very long time.
We are going to find out if we are one of the best teams in the entire league or just one of the best teams in the bottom half of the league.
That not only breeds concern but also enthusiasm and anticipation for the truth.
I want to know and I dont have to wait until Sunday to find out.
In 24 hours, we and the whole world are going to know how we stack up against a talented, well coached team.
What's not to be excited about that?
Can we keep this runaway train on its tracks?
I hope I like the answer.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The NFL announced today that Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill and Lamar Miller are finalists for this week's FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week award for their performances against the Houston Texans (Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards and four touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating, while Miller had 14 carries for 175 yards (12.5 avg.), including an 85-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans). This is Tannehill's first nomination of the season and Miller's second. You'll find a list of nominees below:
· New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 34 of 54 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns for a 94.3 passer rating in the Patriots' 30-23 win over the New York Jets.
· Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns for a 124.7 passer rating in the Redskins' 31-30 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
· Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards and four touchdowns for a 158.3 passer rating in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans.
· Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had 14 carries for 175 yards (12.5 avg.), including an 85-yard touchdown in the Dolphins' 44-26 win against the Houston Texans.
· New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram rushed for 143 yards on 14 carries (10.2 avg.) and a touchdown in the Saints' 27-21 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
· St. Louis Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley rushed for 128 yards on 19 carries (6.7 avg.) and two touchdowns in the Rams' 24-6 win against the Cleveland Browns.
Every Monday night, following the Monday Night Football game, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans may visit http://NFL.com/FedEx to cast votes for their favorite players nominated that week. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon and award a $2,000 donation in each player's name to their teams' local area chapters of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.
Monday, October 26, 2015
- @ New England (6-0)
- @ Buffalo (3-4)
- @ Philadelphia (3-4)
- vs Dallas (2-4)
- @ New York Jets (4-2)
- vs Baltimore (1-5)
- vs New York Giants (4-3)
- @ San Diego (2-5)
- vs Indianapolis (3-4)
- vs New England (6-0)