Thursday, December 29, 2016

Brady Bunch Week in Miami

Let's go ahead and give a nasty welcome party to the Pats, yes they took the division but they need this game to clinch home field advantage through out the playoffs.

The Fins are hurting from injuries, but won't give up and the coach has expressed that we play to win and this week is no different. Besides a division foe is a division foe no matter what week it is.

I don't know about you but I hate our division foes all the same I don't discriminate I hate them all, even though I respect the accomplishments that they have made, and the list is endless.

It's time for the tides to change and for the Dolphins to start challenging for division as soon as next season, so why not make a statement with this beat up team in this, the last game off this most improbable of the regular season, with a victory the Dolphins would  be 5-1 within the division and 11-5 on the season (that started 1-4 and we all thought was lost) Good luck to the Dolphins who have made us proud!!!

Dolphins 10-5 Despite Missing About Half Of Presumed Starters

   If you think about all the changes to our starting line-up since the pre-season, both on offense and defense and not just injuries but also poor performance, it becomes clear how great coaching has been.
Coaches have done so much more than just coach games they installed a system that teaches and developes our young players and prepares the back-ups to be game ready.
I don't remember a time that we had young players develope so fast or back-up players be so well prepared for game day and that is the real reason why next man up works.
OK, I know game planning and putting your players in position to succeed is great too, but the attention to the small details with back-ups and rookies and young players is nothing short of amazing. Remember this, to put a player in position to succeed you have to know that player really well and know absolutely what that player is good at and be able to teach him how to defend and hide his flaws, you have to know were his weakness is and help him with technique and practice. How much time do you think a head coach has to give to a player who is not a starter? There's so many things going on at the same time , I'm just happy our coach has a really good staff and is really on top of things.

Ajayi wins ther weekly rushing honor

The fans have spoken and the winners have been chosen! Dolphins Jay Ajayi was awarded the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week! Ajayi won for his spectacular performance against the Buffalo Bills (rushed for 206 yards on 32 carries (6.4 avg.) and a touchdown in a 34-31 overtime win). This is Ajayi’s third award of the season.
Don’t forget, because of his win, $2,000 will be given to The USO in Ajayi’s name.
Also, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was awarded the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for his performance against the Minnesota Vikings (completed 28 of 38 passes (73.7 percent) for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns for a 136.6 passer rating in a 38-25 win).

Happy New Year, Dolphins: Or, How A Curse Ends (and Joy Returns)

    You all smelled  it.  The inevitable stench of failure coming our way.  Mike Gillislee churning out yards. Charles Clay catching big first downs and touchdowns.  It was the way it always happens.  The Dolphins lose in the clutch, and lose to their own cast offs and fomer players we let get away.  Wes Welker was only the most prominent case- we had all been here so many times before.
    Then Franks missed his kick.  Carpenter loomed on the other sideline and prepared to put us out of our misery.  The end of the script was written yet again- Rex and his stupid grin, happy Canadians in the parking lot drinking.
    Only it never happened.  First Franks hit from practically midfield. Then we all saw the Bills unravel.  First they failed to score the touchdown in overtime that we were all dreading as a certainty.  Then Carpenter missed the kick- CARPENTER MISSED, with a chance to kill the Dolphins dreams.  And then Jay Ajayi showed what young players can do:  not give a ___ about the past, not know they aren't supposed to do what they can do.
    Happy New Year, Dolphins fans.  This group just buried the last bodies, exorcised the remaining demons, and sent the last ghost happily to a restful grave.  The nightmare is over.  Let's enjoy the playoffs.

Jay Lopez

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Jay Ajayi nominated for FedEx ground player of the week

Today, the NFL announced the Dolphins Jay Ajayi is a finalist for this week’s FedEx Ground Player of the Week award for his gritty performance against the Buffalo Bills (rushed for 206 yards on 32 carries (6.4 avg.) and a touchdown in a 34-31 overtime win). This is Ajayi’s third nomination of the season.  You’ll find a list of nominees below:

Air Nominees
·         Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgerscompleted 28 of 38 passes (73.7 percent) for 347 yards and 4 touchdowns for a 136.6 passer rating in a 38-25 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

·         Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilsoncompleted 29 of 45 passes (64.4 percent) for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns for a 117.8 passer rating against the Arizona Cardinals.

·         Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradfordcompleted 34 of 50 passes (68 percent) for 382 yards and 3 touchdowns a for a 110.5 passer rating against the Green Bay Packers.

Ground Nominees
·         Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 206 yards on 32 carries (6.4 avg.) and a touchdown in a 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills.

·         Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bellrushed for 122 yards on 20 carries (6.1 avg.) and a touchdown in a 31-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

·         Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnsonrushed for 95 yards on 28 carries (3.4 avg.) and 3 touchdowns in a 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Every week, following the Monday NightFootball game, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans can visit tweet using #AirandGround and the nominees’ last name to cast their vote. FedEx and the NFL will announce the winners every Thursday afternoon and then FedEx will award a $2,000 donation in the winning players’ names to The USO.