Friday, October 27, 2017

Dave's take: what a disaster

Miami has its first of three-in-a-row nationally televised games, and shows that they are not ready for prime time.  The game was dreadful and mostly unwatchable. Let's face it, unless you were a die hard for either team, there was no point in sticking around to see this dreck.

I think you can stop referring to Gase as an "offensive guru."  When your team gets shut out in 2 of the first 7 games, and only manages 6 in the waning moments in another, they are not a juggernaut. And no rushing TDs in those 7 games? Ummm no.  13 points per game on average. Ugly. With a capital U. The cat I saw a hilight of had more yards than the dolphins on offense.

And you can drop "QB whisperer" as well. QB play has been mostly awful. Some might say that Tannehill would help or something, but you are being wishful thinkers. If you think that Tannehill would have helped in this game, you are wrong. It may have gotten out of hand through Moores play, but to quote Deion the dolphins have much bigger problems than that.

On defense, they were pushed around and lost their composure.  Kiko Alonso may not have been able to pull up, but Flacco started to slide and Alonso lowered his shoulder and made contact with the helmet. In today's NFL, that can't happen and he should have been ejected by rule.  Surely, he will be fined, and a suspension may come his way too.

What happened after was silliness, and Suh lost his composure and got way too aggressive and surely will get fined for that.  But then, he lost his cool a few more times after plays...and grabbing the QB by the throat "because he came at me" will catch some attention from the NFL.  Really? You felt threatened by a guy half your size, enough to grab him by the throat? Another fine and a suspension are not out of the question.  You can not play like that.

This made me smirk when I read it earlier:
"Miami has their best drive starting point," Jim Nantz said as Miami began with the ball on their own 35 midway through the third quarter. "That's the only nice thing I can say right now."

I had long since stopped watching, and I missed hearing him say that.

They may have been one of the best teams record-wise coming into the game...but this is a team that is the exception to the rule "you are what your record says you are"... because they are downright bad. Can they win 9 games? It's quite possible.  But they still have holes everywhere and you'll see stinkers like this from time to time, too.
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it looked like the ben-gay the o and dee lineman aplied after sundays game didnt have enough time to take effect.thursday nite away games i pencil in as a loss when i see the schedule.

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it looked like the ben-gay the o and dee lineman aplied after sundays game didnt have enough time to take effect.thursday nite away games i pencil in as a loss when i see the schedule.

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It was rather comical to hear all these people thinking that Moore was going to be the second coming. They forgot all about last year! He is just mediocre. Sure he'll win a game or two, but he is what he is. A bench warmer! He will never win a championship for you! Offensive line should all be fired!!!