Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sure, a win's a win...but

You can make the argument that in the NFL any win is good. But when your QB is playing poorly and you struggle against what is probably the worst team in the league, you expect more. So that's one reason today was met with a sort of yawn.

But there's another factor: the loss of Jose Fernandez really struck south Florida pretty hard. It affected fans, the media, the community.

So it's kind of a "meh that's nice the Dolphins won but in the scheme of things it really doesn't matter"

Dan LeBatard captured it well in this article: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/dan-le-batard/article104096841.html

And let me add my two cents. Miami is always eager for a winner. And larger than life personalities are hard to come by. There was the period when Lebron was here and Wade was here. Then they both left.

And the funny thing is that even though most people around here don't care about the Marlins, Jose stood out as being that personality. When he pitched, they called it Jose day and people came out to the games. Or at least paid attention to how he was doing.

He was the up-and-coming new face of Miami. Sorry Dolphins players, but none of you have that mix of swagger, personality, and skill on the field.

It's a sad day in Miami and the Dolphins? They come second.
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David, you are wrong. I just watched the game again. The Wide Receivers (and their coaches) are to blame. They couldn't get open to save their life. They kept quitting on plays. at least 10 plays went longer than 4.5 seconds (some as long as 8 seconds), the WR and RB and TE never moved to the open spots. Frankly, Cleveland's defensive backs and LBs was better coached than our Receivers.

Stop assuming it is Tannehill. He had nice placement most of the day.


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"were better coached.."

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It's never Tannehills fault. His followers are almost cult like.

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I don't know David. Yes, it's a sad day because of the death of Jose Fernandez.

But it's also sad because Miami is no longer a football town. I remember the Orange Bowl being packed and shaking like it was going to collapse. That's what our home openers were like in the 70s and early 80s. And yeah, we'd almost always get the win, convincingly.

That stadium today was half empty for most of the second half. What the heck is wrong with these fans? My god!

Okay, here's my analysis: This team is bad. They're not playing like a unit on defense, and they're inconsistent (at best) on offense. I already said (in a previous post) that I think they're 2 years away from scaring anyone. That said, they got the win, and that's better than being 0-3.

Ironically, I actually like their chances against Cincinnati. I think it's a matchup that favors the Dolphins. Our defensive coordinator knows their offense pretty well, and I think RT's mobility (if used correctly) can cause trouble for Cincy's D.

I feel like this Thursday night's game is somewhat of a crossroads for Miami. If they can win and get to 2-2, with all the mojo that comes with it, I can actually see them going 9-7 this year. However, if they lose, I can just as easily see them going 6-10. Here's my breakdown if they win at Cincy:

AFC east 3-3
rest of AFC 3-3
NFC 3-1

I think the Dolphins are good enough to go 3-1 against the NFC this year. If they stay competitive, always staying within 1 or two games of .500, I do think they can at least flirt with wildcard aspirations.

Of course, if they get blown out on Thursday and give up on the season, they'll be competing for a top 5 pick, instead of a wildcard berth.

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I don't know David. Yes, it's a sad day because of the death of Jose Fernandez.

But it's also sad because Miami is no longer a football town. I remember the Orange Bowl being packed and shaking like it was going to collapse. That's what our home openers were like in the 70s and early 80s. And yeah, we'd almost always get the win, convincingly.

That stadium today was half empty for most of the second half. What the heck is wrong with these fans? My god!

Okay, here's my analysis: This team is bad. They're not playing like a unit on defense, and they're inconsistent (at best) on offense. I already said (in a previous post) that I think they're 2 years away from scaring anyone. That said, they got the win, and that's better than being 0-3.

Ironically, I actually like their chances against Cincinnati. I think it's a matchup that favors the Dolphins. Our defensive coordinator knows their offense pretty well, and I think RT's mobility (if used correctly) can cause trouble for Cincy's D.

I feel like this Thursday night's game is somewhat of a crossroads for Miami. If they can win and get to 2-2, with all the mojo that comes with it, I can actually see them going 9-7 this year. However, if they lose, I can just as easily see them going 6-10. Here's my breakdown if they win at Cincy:

AFC east 3-3
rest of AFC 3-3
NFC 3-1

I think the Dolphins are good enough to go 3-1 against the NFC this year. If they stay competitive, always staying within 1 or two games of .500, I do think they can at least flirt with wildcard aspirations.

Of course, if they get blown out on Thursday and give up on the season, they'll be competing for a top 5 pick, instead of a wildcard berth.

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he said he had good placement most of the day how is that saying it's never his fault? we all know he's not elite but drew brees couldn't take thus team to the playoffs. tannehill haters almost get mad when we win also like a cult

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Tannyhill haters need to know, he has better numbers in his first four seasons than Bree's, or aikman. With worse protection. He didn't play defense today....FYI.... Catch a clue. If there is one thing he can improve on its pocket awareness.

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This just in.......Kiko Alonso is a fraud. He is Channing crowder in disguise. A non tackling, soft imposter, posing as a linebacker. If Frank's gets hurt, we have our back up kicker.

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he said he had good placement most of the day how is that saying it's never his fault? we all know he's not elite but drew brees couldn't take thus team to the playoffs. tannehill haters almost get mad when we win also like a cult

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Also tired of Cameron wake being the most tackled player in the league. This guy is a beast, they flagged the rt way less than what should have been, it's sickening. If the officials called a good game wake would have the all time sack record by now over his career.

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We are three games in and no one is willing to let Gase grow and learn ?

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there are no moral victories after a loss, which also means don't complain about getting a win, we dont get style points abd this isn't the bcs. your record is all that matters so have a coke and a smile and enjoy the win

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Gase knows this is a work in progress, anyone see his expression after they cle, missed the field goal , it was like holy s .. We don't deserve that. We will work out our issues on the ol, but Kiko needs a concussion check, because he is a wasted roster spot so far,

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Kelly, Kiko played 100% better than Jenkins today. He personally gave up 75 yards of rushing, and about 4 1st downs.

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agree with almost everything u ever say Kelly but madphinsfan is right to call out jenkins over alanzo, tho i guess i kinda agree with u both. i like hewitt and butler over both of them

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Yeah....Jenkins sucked too.....they both did, but Kiko is soft.....really soft.