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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Shane Falco, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Shane Falco

    Shane Falco Banned

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    In a sad, I pity them way.

    We just played 2 teams who could very well meet in the superbowl and had a chance to win both games on our last play. 2-3 teams in the NFL could have won those games, and we came that close. To me, that's a good thing.

    Yet for coming that close to doing what almost no team could do, we get gems like "Fire Gase" and "Trade or bench Tannehill"

    Sad that common sense eludes these posts and all we get is constant, negative drivel, driven by a 5 year old agenda.

    To constantly be a "glass half empty" type of person is probably a drain. I bet it's tiring.

    But cheer up! Smile!

    You could be Browns fans!
     
  2. BigNastyDB13

    BigNastyDB13 Well-Known Member

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    If you seriously think only 2 or 3 teams would beat the Patriots backup and 3rd string QB without Gronkowski and the numerous other injuries they had then youre the one missing common sense. And the seahawks played terrible. They tried everything they could to lose that game but thanks to the pitifulness of our offense they managed to score 12 pts and still win. Over half the league wins that game week 1. The Rams beat them in week 2 and the Rams arent exactly a powerhouse. Its hilarious seeing fans praising the 0-2 start just because it was against elite teams in the past. And 7 pts isnt a close loss in todays nfl. They werent a final play away from winning. They were 1 play away from potentially tying. For a team to lose the way mia did week 1 and get flat out embarrassed the 1st half of week 2 and be praised is laughable and shows the lack of intelligence and expectations for this pathetic franchise lately. They looked like the worse team in football 6 of the 8 qtrs theyve played and you praise them. Wow. Be curious to see if you have any moral victories when the avg teams start beating us.
     
  3. Pandarilla

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    The Dolphins mains are like digital battered men's shelters...

    My optimism is rooted in how long it takes to acclimate to any new system/coach...

    I enjoy watching them play right now. The Dline and Oline progression is enough to keep me emotionally balanced til week 8. Suh is incredible.
     
  4. btfu149

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    While I think more than 2-3 teams could have won those games, and while I am frustrated we lost those games, I'm actually somewhat hopeful still. I had very low expectations for this team with a new head coach and new offense and defense, I just want to see progress. Week one our defense looked incredible, week two our defense looked outstanding for 2.5 quarters. They are going through some growing pains, but there have been positive signs that Gase's vision can make us a winner.
     
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  5. Stinger24

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    Ok win the next 4 and I'll agree with the op's statement
     
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  6. BigNastyDB13

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    I like Gase over the long term and think he will be a good coach and successful if given some talent. But to act like anything Mia has done the first 2 weeks is impressive shows just how low some fans expectations are. To be "happy" with our first 2 games you must be football illiterate or have incredibly low expectations.

    Given what ive seen from the OP he isnt a very football savvy poster and he likely wouldve seen optimism in any result from the first 2 games. Personally, as a former collegiate athlete i expect much better out of professionals than what ive seen. We have scored 4 tds and have 4 turnovers in 2 games if im not mistaken. So we are just as likely to turn it over as we are to score a td. How impressive. Our D has gotten run over by Blount and a cast of backups when we knew they had to run. Again not impressed.

    We have managed to mess up snaps and chip shot fgs. Not impressive. We have scored a total of 6 pts in the first half of games. 6 pts in 4 qtrs. How impressive. We have scored a total of 10 pts in 2 games before being down 31-3. We have been abysmal on 3rd down again. We have no running game. We still play off coverage 12 yards on 3rd and 9. Make it way too easy to convert while all but giving up when we are in 3rd and anything over 5 yards.

    What the **** has been so impressive? Outside of 2 qtrs in the NE game where we were down 31-3 we have looked like the worse offense in the league. 3 and outs galore. Defense is on the field for 3 x the plays in both games the 1st half. Ive seen way more bad than good. 4 terrible qtrs and 2 good qtrs. Pretty damn impressive and fans have the audacity to call other fans who dont have their heads up their asses as lacking common sense? Lmao.. irony
     
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  7. dirtylandry

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    The bothersome thing is the defense is failing again. No one seems to be able to figure out why


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  8. Man-U

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    At some point, don't we have to admit that being a Browns or Dolphins fan is identical? Miami has Marino and the perfect season that's about all that separates us, history. Long ago history, like not even this decade.
     
  9. cdnfinfan

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    so how do you feel about Arizona beating beat at home by Jimmy and the pats as heavy favourites with essentially the same team Miami just lost to IN new england?

    and that Rams Defense is arguably a top 5 defence.
     
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  10. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    You clearly werent around for the Olividotti years.....
     
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  11. vt_dolfan

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    Have you watched the ALL 22 Coach Cut ups of both games? If you haven't....then all your going by is what you remember you saw on the telecast.

    Tampa was down 24 to nothing at halftime against Zona. They scored 7 in the second half. After Tampa scored 31 against Atlanta...everyone was saying JW was elite.

    Im not arguing all is roses by far. There were an abundance of bad mistakes on the field. But think about this....Tannehill wasnt sacked for only the 5th time in his career last Sunday. Our line was picking up stunts...picking up blitzers and allowing him the time to get back into the game. That TD to Stills would never have happened last season...because the line could never have held up long enough to allow that double move to take place. The TD run by drake was perfectly blocked...and we had a back fast enough to slip in the crease created to score a TD.

    So...if you cant get excited by the fact our line is actually pass blocking well...we have a set of receivers that can create mismatches all over the field...we have a QB who given time can make elite..ELITE..throws...

    Man...gonna be a long season for ya bro
     
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  12. DolphinGreg

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    Most of us are not going to talk up losses like they're big accomplishments.

    We watch games and we analyze what happens.

    No one has seriously suggested Gase be fired or Tannehill be traded. I don't get whatever point you're making there. Strawman at best.
     
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  13. MikeHoncho

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    I understand the glass half full outlook of the two close losses but please keep in mind that 2007 team would just as easily gone 7-9 that year.


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  14. DolphinGreg

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    True...and I don't know what you were on if 2007 didn't come to mind during the first half against NE, lol.

    Consider how the drives look when broken into equal groups of 4 (so bad it's funny):

    Punt, punt, punt, punt

    Int, Fumble, FG, Fumble

    TD, TD, TD, near-TD at the end


    Begin with ineptitude. Then shoot yourself in the foot awhile. Then close out looking unstoppable.

    If hot and cold was the prediction for a new regime early, boy we got it, eh?
     
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  15. Sceeto

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    Well, fwiw, I think we did start off 0-2 in '08.
     
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  16. mlb1399

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    I'm an optimist by nature. When it comes to Miami Dolphins, I've been watching the same old song and dance for 10-15 years. I would also argue that we didn't almost beat NE. We were down 28 points and we brought it back within a TD while they were playing with their 3rd string QB and without the best TE in football.

    I don't want to fire Gase or bench Tannehill. I'm at a point were they have to prove it before I buy into any hype.
     
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  17. MikeHoncho

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    Fair enough. With that said, the second game against Arizona was a blowout that had Sparano rethinking his approach.
     
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  18. Dorfdad

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    Except Seattle just got beat by the rams! Seattle isn't as good as people think so we played a close game against another bad team.
     
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  19. DolphinGreg

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    I think there's lot of BS flying around. Too many claims that aren't quite true.

    People say it's been a great start but there's been a lot of mistakes.
    People say it's been terrible but there have been some great drives.
    People say NE and SEA are great, but right now that's not the case.
    People say Garoppolo is garbage but no, he's played well.
    People say the coaching is questionable but I see most of the players responding.
    People say the roster is bad but I see a mix of very good players with a few that have been awful.

    So far, there's been good and bad. We should expect that I think. I wouldn't listen to anyone who seems convinced of one side.
     
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  20. adamprez2003

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    Then your expectations are delusional. We were a 6-10 team last year. We're not fighting for the super bowl this year. We're probably not fighting for the playoffs either. If everything breaks right maybe we can sneak in but the odds are less than 50%. If you're going to align your expectations with reality an 8-8 season would be a success. Next year 10-4. Realistically two more wins then the prior season is improvement and cause for optimism. Football is a talent acquisition game. We don't have enough talent yet to expect victories over the Steelers, Seahawks, patriots and bengals. We can hope for them but those teams have more talent as of this year
     
  21. jw3102

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    If the Seahawks are as good as you state they are, we are in for a good thumping when we face the Rams. Because they have beat the Seahawks the last three times they have played them.

    If Garroppolo had not been injured, the Patriots would have scored 50 points against the Dolphins and the game wouldn't have been close, IMO.

    I do agree that the Browns are terrible and the Dolphins should win the game by double digits this coming Sunday. As far as the rest of the season though, I still see this years team being no better than 6-10.
     
  22. cbrad

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    Transitivity doesn't work in sports. That is, A>B and B>C doesn't mean A>C. Styles make fights.

    First time I said this people laughed, but I'm serious. You have to give credit to a defense if they injure the QB. Yes, IF there was no injury they rack up way more points, but that's not what happened and the defense should get credit for not allowing more to be scored.
     
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  23. Shane Falco

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  24. DolphinGreg

    DolphinGreg Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That's your evidence?

    Where exactly does that say we should trade our QB? I'll answer--Nowhere.

    So all I can say is thanks for taking zero effort in starting a condescending thread that's evidently based on misquoting one of my threads--which actually took some effort to put together, btw.

    If mine was too long to read, I understand completely. But to misquote is being directly disrespectful to me and a waste of the forum's time.

    Not cool.
     
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  25. DolphinGreg

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    You can't really give credit to the D for injuring a QB until it becomes something we know they're in control of.

    It seems better to label injuries as flukes, even when they involve a hard hit by the D.
     
  26. cbrad

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    A fluke yes, but nevertheless caused by the defense.

    I just don't like these "IF" games.
     
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  27. Stringer Bell

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    Where are these threads?
     
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  28. DolphinGreg

    DolphinGreg Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Appears the dude is misquoting my look at the landscape of QBs (which took some effort).

    I never said I'd trade RT but dude is acting like a I did to remind us he's nice enough to take pity on us.

    As I reminded him above--not cool.
     
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  29. jw3102

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    I was was only being sarcastic when I made the statement regarding the Rams thumping the Dolphins because the Rams have beat the Seahawks the last three times they have played. Obviously I realize the Rams beating the Seahawks does not mean the Rams are better than the Dolphins.

    That will be determined when the two teams meet later this year.


    As far as giving the defense credit for injuring Garroppolo, I just don't agree with you. Garroppolo was injured after he had already released the pass and he just happen to fall on his shoulder when he went to the ground with Alonzo on top of him.

    Perhaps if if he had been injured on a sack or when he was running out of the pocket to escape the rush, the defense might get some credit. Even though I really don't like to see any player hurt, no matter what team they play for.
    Garroppolo was just unfortunate that that he landed on his shoulder. As far as the play of the defense in the second half is concerned. They were playing against a QB who had never played a single down in a regular season game. Yet his QB rating was over 100 during his time in the game.

    The defense let the Patriots offense run more than 5 minutes off the clock at the end of the game when they were unable to stop them in the running game. It was only the miss of an easy field goal attempt by one of the best FG kickers of the past decade which even gave the Dolphins a chance to tie the game in the final minute.

    I think the Dolphins offense played much better in the second half, but considering the defense was going against a rookie QB, I didn't think the defense played well at all in the second half.
     
  30. DolphinGreg

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    Well Alonso clearly landed on Garoppolo which inflicted the injury. That much we know is true. Literally speaking, the D caused the injury but until they injure like 7 opposing QBs in a season it'll be a fluke thing.
     
  31. Pandarilla

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    Kiko deliberately steamrolled his ***...and if my phone wasn't so slow at the moment I would post a YouTube video of Strange Brew when Bob and Doug McKenzie are in the padded room steamrolling each other in straight jackets(if only one person gets this reference....).
     
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  32. resnor

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    Again, I was roundly criticized for saying that Tannehill played better than his rating and numbers said after the Seattle game, using the same logic you're using.
     
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  33. cbrad

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    Yeah he played better than his rating suggests in that one game.

    But over time he'll play at his average rating level. Sample size + lack of ability to adjust all stats argument.
     
  34. resnor

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    Garoppolo was out of the pocket, scrambling away from the rush, and threw it which avoided the incoming sack.

    The defense definitely should get credit for that.
     
  35. resnor

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    But that has nothing to do with the point, which was that a QB can be severely impacted by other players. Who's to say that the negative plays he's experienced over four seasons haven't drastically outweighed his play, thus negatively affecting his average rating level.
     
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  36. cbrad

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    Well.. if you have detailed data that allows us to actually make such adjustments (e.g. what Tannehill's stats would look like IF all catchable balls were caught), then I'd love to look at it.

    All we can do is use the data available.
     
  37. Vertical Limit

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    True but we also had a leader at quarterback in 2008
     
  38. Pandarilla

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    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t6v_pX6gDw4[/video]

    too late...
     
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  39. resnor

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    Hahahahahahahaha!

    I like that.
     
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  40. DolphinGreg

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    WTF did I just watch exactly?
     
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