- 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
As has become custom, the Dolphins continue to show they can’t string together multiple quality performances in a row. They now drop to 5-6, on the outside looking in on the playoff hunt, and although they’re still alive in a crowded race, they don’t look at all like a team we’d want to see in the playoffs. I’ll get to my overall game thoughts at the end, but here are my individual observations…
- Ryan Tannehill and the deep ball. It’s become a running joke and it’s not getting any better. He underthrew Mike Wallace at least twice and the receiver thankfully made adjustments on them, hauling in one for a spectacular touchdown. Then Tannehill actually overthrew him late in what could have sealed the game. He gave Wallace a barely catchable but still horribly thrown ball on the hail mary before the final play of the game, and a throw toward the left would have allowed the receiver to score easily. At this point, it’s like watching Christian Ponder play, and if you wouldn’t be happy with Ponder, you can’t be happy Continue reading
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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
Several weeks ago the Dolphins lost to the Jets after a pair of missed field goals, once during regulation and again in overtime. Since then these two teams have gone opposite directions, with the Dolphins improving and the Jets imploding. And yet, when the teams took the field today, Dolphin fans weren’t particularly optimistic.
When the final whistle blew, the Dolphins left for the airport with a 30-9 victory, a win more dominating than the score or the stat sheet suggest.
The discussion must start with the oh-so-Special Teams. Olivier Vernon had a monster performance, scoring a TD off of a Jimmy Wilson-blocked punt and sealing the first half shut out by blocking field goal attempt. In the second half, with the Jets trying to get something going, rookie Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 57 yards. Oh yea, Dan Carpenter was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts. Last but not least, didImentionthe Continue reading