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GAME DAY THREAD: Dolphins at Falcons

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Rocky Raccoon, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    The offensive line is definitely on watch tonight. I think it's important that they quiet some of the doubt.

    Thing is, you could almost say that no matter what they do as long as they don't give up 6 sacks on Ryan Tannehill's 10 snaps, people are going to take some good from their showing regardless. Last year Jonathan Martin needed to show in preseason that he was a different player from 2012. He looked almost exactly the same in preseason 2013 but I remember having arguments with people who were insistent that he looked tremendously improved in the preseason. So outside of doing something objectively catastrophic I think the OL's play is still going to be subject to the eye of the beholder thing.

    Even so, for my sake, my eye of me the beholder, I'd like to see something from the OL that I think could be built upon.

    Aside from that, I'm looking for indications of how this offense is going to be fundamentally structured from Bill Lazor's standpoint.

    The next priority will be young players, looking for signs of genuine NFL talent.
     
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  2. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. This.
     
  3. Kingtut561

    Kingtut561 New Member

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    Finally its here! Dolphins football baby! I'm too excited, like a kid on Christmas Eve!
     
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  4. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    what do you think is more important tonight, (for our OL), pass protection or running lanes? Can we get 30 yards rushing from our first team OL tonight?
     
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  5. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Apparently there is no evidence against our Pouncey but there might be for his brother in the battery case, check Pouncey thread for details but it's good news, now lets get his *** back by week 3
     
  6. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    Pass protection, for a few reasons.

    You don't expect the Atlanta Falcons to throw a lot at the Dolphins from a blitzing/exotic look standpoint. You're just going to have one team's guys lining up across from another team's guys and the offensive line needs to win those battles far more than not. If they're struggling that way then it's a bad indication of the foundation upon which the team's passing scheme will be built.

    Given the lack of game planning, I think run success or failure could be relatively unimportant. And since ground blocking generally takes more chemistry and synchronization, you expect that to gel over time anyway. But pass pro in tonight's game should be more of a "Can you do this, or can you not?" thing.

    Especially since Atlanta isn't exactly boasting a set of all stars in the pass rush department. They've got one of the weakest pass rush units I've found looking through NFL rosters.
     
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  7. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    I wonder if Jordan gets any extra work tonight?
     
  8. JDelenne

    JDelenne Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I know its only preseason, but do any of you know where/if the goods will be online?
     
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  9. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    Im watching on Preseason Live.
     
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  10. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Last year Miami had a problem blocking a standard 4 man rush.

    IMO, if they show they can block a standard 4 man rush this preseason, they will show some improvement.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they have problems with stunts and blitzes.
     
  11. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He did improve, he went from dog sh&$ to human sh&$..
     
  12. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If you sign up at the NFL.com website punch in directv for a promo code and it's 15 bucks...best deal ever.
     
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  13. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If only the NFL didn't try and screw it's Canadian/outside of the US fans... preseason live isn't an option for me, they only offer us the full season option at $274.99 or something stupid like that. I tried signing up last night using a US VPN to trick the site... it was looking like that was going to work, until I realized how much slower everything was. boo... Hope I can find something online tonight or I'm waiting till the replay.
     
  14. Pennington's Limp Arm

    Pennington's Limp Arm Well-Known Member

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    Just what the league needs... to make it even easier to pass the ball.

    They all but eliminated the kickoff return last year, no running backs picked in first round of the draft and now preaching even tougher restrictions on DB's.

    Pretty soon the league should add a P to it's title and go with 'National Forward Pass League.'
     
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  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    Does that show games lives? If so, I wish they gave that option to the US for more than people who can't get Direct TV.
     
  16. Den54

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    TY Sir for that code!
     
  17. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Choo got it mang..
     
  18. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm gonna have to watch replay as well Brandon so no biggie it's preseason.
     
  19. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Sat 10 am eastern buddy on the NFL network.
     
  20. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I buy it every year. $279 is for all features including coaching cams, telestrator feature, playoff games, all year access, etc.

    I get the $229 package which has red zone, live streaming, archived games as far back as'09 I believe, and coaches cam on select plays. No playoffs and subscription ends in the playoffs (if memory serves me correctly).

    I would like to use the coaches cam, but I am not as dedicated to the intricacies as other people here and probably wont find $50 justification for it.
     
  21. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Hey....I was checking out one of the places you can go to see live sports....one thats been used by alot...and it now says I have to download some new Codec to gain access to the site....something called fastmediaconverter...

    Does anyone know if this is a legit thing or not?
     
  22. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    DONT download any pop up or suggestion to upgrade

    You can watch on those sites without any additional downloads.

    Try a few places , see what feed is best.
     
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  23. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Let me reiterate....DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. Even the legit looking Adobe Flash upgrades that are necessary, etc. Keep searching until you find one that doesn't need any DLs. And when done, it is a good idea to run adaware and virus scans.
     
  24. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Thanks for the the info..knew yall would steer me right
     
  25. 2socks

    2socks Rebuilding Since 1973

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    Be at the GA dome in 20
     

  26. Last time I was in jersey there was a garbage strike going on. They finally caved and went back to after 3 months of not picking up anyone's trash and they realized nobody noticed they weren't working. As for me when I got there and that stench assaulted my offactory I thought to myself "yup I've entered jets country"
     
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  27. Juston

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    If anyone is able to find a link for anything for me to watch tonight, that'd be appreciated. Just PM me!
     
  28. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hope you do a post write up Socks.
     
  29. djphinfan

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    I would bench jones and Jordan..

    I wanna see mike Thomas start, he won a game for us single handedly, it's his time to step up and who knows, maybe allow us to move on.
     
  30. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Does the actual game start at 7 or does pre-game coverage start at 7?
     
  31. brandon27

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    Yeah... But I already get NFL Sunday ticket here with my satellite service. So its stupid for me to pay for that and the streaming on NFL.com. its insane they don't just offer a preseason package.
     
  32. Mitchellenman

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    Looking forward to it tonight. Pretty tired, but hope on staying up for the full game. Football is finally back!
     
  33. dWreck

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    anyone know of any links ahead of time? not looking to drop 20$ if i don't need to
     
  34. Stitches

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    No he didn't.
     
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  35. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    What about $15?
     
  36. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    he used single hand on the pass break up
     
  37. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    links to streams are not allowed to be posted. We can't stop people from sending PMs though.
     
  38. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Jordan needs game reps , he's missing a quarter of the season as it is , when he comes back we don't need another month to get him acclimated.
     
  39. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Done :) pm if needed
     
  40. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Not sure I agree, give me reps to the guys that will be playing to start the season, not playing a player or role that won't be there for the first four games.

    It's what practice is for.
     

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