- RB Daniel Thomas out indefinitely An ankle injury could keep Thomas out for an extended period
- Fins hold off Chargers Brent Grimes' last second deflection sealed Miami's victory
- Fins lose lead and game to Bucs Stupid penalties and missed tackles put the Fins season in doubt
- Martin's season likely done ESPN reports Martin unlikely to return to Dolphins
Warning: It is recommended that you do not eat up to 24 hours before reading this article. And even then, it is advised you have plenty of Pepto Bismol and a bucket ready. Proceed at your own risk.
I’ll get to the bigger picture stuff at the end, but here are my observations from the Miami Dolphins’ disappointing Week 10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…
- If Ryan Tannehill was a western, he’d be The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He was able to find a rapport with slot man Rishard Matthews to the tune of 11 completions and two scores, but aside from that this was another disappointing and concerning performance. Even when he’s not pressured, Tannehill appears jittery in the pocket, he doesn’t even see open receivers and his accuracy beyond 10 yards might be among the worst in the NFL. He has no chemistry with Mike Wallace, constantly underthrowing him or leading him out of bounds. And another thing that just baffles me is his reluctance to use his legs even when an opportunity presents itself. Every broadcastwe hearabouthow Continue reading
I’m DONE defending Philbin!
I’m DONE trying to find redeeming features of Ireland!
I’m DONE giving these people/owner/team the benefit of the doubt!
Most of you know me as a self-professed “realistic” Dolphins fan. I analyze the situation/team and try to point out the positives and negatives. I have been wavering on this conviction and this game has finally pushed me over the edge.
If Ireland/Philbin/Sherman/Coyle are not ALL gone this offseason then Ross needs to just sell the team because he has NO IDEA what running a football franchise is all about. (I KNOW…I know….most of you have been convinced of this for a long time.)
What follows is THIS ‘realistic’ fan’s case against this current regime:
–OLINE: Ireland has had two years to rebuild it in Philbin’s image/desire and he hasn’t made ONE SINGLE productive pick! Martin (draft), Thomas (draft), Clabo (FA), Louis (FA) Garner (Re-signed)…there isn’t a single decent lineman in the bunch. You can’t find a replacement for the human blob known as John Jerry? He waited too long to seek a trade (Monroe would’ve beena BIG upgrade over McKinnie). Some say that Continue reading
Does anyone believe we’ll ever actually know the truth or all of the details about this story? I doubt it. I’m done reacting to the latest piece of information that trickles out daily and will wait to see what the NFL’s independent investigator reports. That will be the definitive word on what transpired (regardless of whether it is the complete or accurate truth). To that end I will part with this: harassment is defined as what an individual perceives – not what is intended. It’s the law and it applies to all workplaces, including the NFL. The NFL hired a prominent New York lawyer, Ted Wells, to investigate. From the USA Today article
Wells is the same lawyer who handled the special investigations into the Syracuse University basketball team sexual harassment case and the NBA players union leadership dispute – the latter ending in a report that led to a change in the head of the union.
Wells isn’t an NFL guy. Here’s his page on his law firm’s website. (Has anyone checked if he’s a Continue reading
It’s clear to me that the plan GM Jeff Ireland had before last season is taking shape. The talent level on this team has increased dramatically from last year. At least on paper.
21 of our 22 starters are under 30 years old, and it’s not by coincidence. Every move made over the last 2 offseasons has been geared toward youth, speed, and upside under Philbin.
It’s why QB Ryan Tannehill (24) was drafted and started immediately, it’s why RB Lamar Miller (22) and LT Jonathan Martin (24) are starting instead of Long and Bush, it’s why Wallace (26) and Hartline (26) were priorities, and it’s why and Ellerbe (27) and Wheeler (28) were swapped out for Dansby and Burnett.
How does this NOT resemble a long-term plan?
The 1-year contracts signed by CB Brent Grimes, TE Dustin Keller, and RT Tyson Clabo weren’t a sign of desperation. All 3 came into Miami expecting multi-year deals, left Miami, then signed with the Dolphins after losing to Ireland in a blinking contest. They are immediate upgrades, and it woul Continue reading
WOW – NICE – WTF – OK
WOW – NICE – WTF – OK… That pretty much sums up the progression of my feelings about the draft thus far and our 4 picks. I am not going to discuss the trades we made in detail on day 2 because I really don’t care at the moment. I Have no idea why we did not trade up into the second round for Armstead! Right now I am fighting the urge to toss this laptop into the lake after that disappointing round 3.
I thought the Will Davis pick was a bit of a reach but not atrocious, I don’t know why the Dolphins traded up to get him after trading down, I was surprised to see him go before B.W. Webb among others. But Davis is a quick footed corner with great short area acceleration that can play at the nickle.
The pick that is most troubling to me is the Dallas Thomas selection at #77, I should really sleep on this selection before writing this article in an angry mood, but whatthehell Continue reading