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Is this team ever going to be a contender?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by pumpdogs, Nov 11, 2010.

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  1. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    I have no faith in the this entire regime anymore.I thought we were going to be a playoff team when we went out and got dansby and marshall but the season is spiraled out of control.
    I thought chad henne was going to be a 10 ten qb this year with the addition of marshall but between the offensive cord,the interior line play,and hennes own play he is ranked 14 spots lower than I expected and here comes pennington to save the day.
    I love jake long but the biggest mistake the trifecta made was not drafting a qb with first overall pick.Without a franchise qb you are not going to win in this league year in and year out bottomline.Now pennington is going to start winning for us (my prediction is 10-6)but not enough to make the playoffs and ross is going to fire everybody and we are going to have to start rebuilding all over again.****ing sucks!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Someday. Don't know if it will be in my lifetime, but hopefully my son will see it happen.
     
  3. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    I have been a fan for 38 years and the last ten have been by far the hardest.I miss don shula.
     
  4. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

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    Jake Long was the right pick. We draft Matt Ryan, and he would have ended up like Stafford in Detroit, tons of potential, but cannot stay healthy due to shoddy blocking.

    We were 1-15 three years ago. The bad teams in the league struggle to get out of that rut. Right now we are going toe to toe with the best in the league, we just aren't good enough to get past that. Is it talent? Is it coaching? I personally think the answer is a little of both, but with our youthful roster, I remain optimistic.
     
  5. Adam Strange

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    Not until the Parcells braintrust is swept away and we start rebuilding, phase 6.
     
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  6. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Dude, I'm sure you'll find out. After 38 years of watching football I doubt you'd be able to pull away even if you wanted to.

    Especially after jumping on the bandwagon in '72. Basically, the Miami Dolphins are your crack cocaine. The first season was amazing and now you'll never feel that way again.

    I suggest a 12 step program which will painfully but successfully ween you off of sports completely...
    1)watch college football only
    2)NBA
    3)baseball
    4)hockey
    5)lacrosse
    6)soccer
    7)volleyball
    8)tennis
    9)golf
    10)ping pong
    11)badmitton
    12)cricket

    If you can make it past cricket after 8 yrs. or so, you'll be free of the sports contagion. However, watching cricket does tend to make one suicidal...
     
  7. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Hang in there dog..the journey is the best part..accept the challenge, and dont ever give up..The superbowl party will be worth it bro.
     
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  8. Clipse

    Clipse mediocrity sucks

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    Nope. Not with the buffoons we have running this team. I mean Sparano and Henning of course, I have no problems with Ireland.
     
  9. R&R_Express

    R&R_Express New Member

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    are you serious.. three season is not long enough to form a serious contender... GIVE IT SOME TIME. Everytime you shake things up you start over the process.... we have gotten a good start but you have to be patient... something i guess miami fans DONT have.
     
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  10. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    How about Jimmy Johnson taking control of the Cowboys in '89, going 1-15 that year, then making the playoffs in '91 at 11-5 and the next year going 13-3 and winning the super bowl?

    Unless my math is off, that's 3 years to be a contender and 4 to win it all.

    How much time we need to give this team?
     
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  11. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    We've played 6 teams that are better than we are and we're 4-4. If you thought we'd be any better than 5-3 you're delusional. We're a young team, with lots of new parts and we're still learning to play together, while facing established veteran teams with more talent, and holding our own against them for the most part. Rome wasn't built an a day. Stop your friggin crying.
     
  12. R&R_Express

    R&R_Express New Member

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    theres always that one exception but for every one team you can name that turned things around in 3 seasons, i can name 100 that didnt....
     
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  13. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No, we're all going to die alone and unloved in a puddle of our own urine too.
     
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  14. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    Bro...really, think about it. How long are we gunna give this franchise? When's the last time any team was afraid to play the Dolphins? We've been wallowing in mediocrity for the better part of the last decade and a half.

    First Jimmy Johnson was going to lead us back to the promised land, then Nick Saban rode in on a white horse and was the savior du jour...then OMG Parcells is taking over, he'll build us into contenders!

    Nada, squat and zilch.

    It's become annoying now.
     
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  15. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    Im just going to start the Rob Ryan for Miami head coach bandwagon now.
     
  16. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    let's wait for the results of the next game
    could be we contend this year
    it will begin or not with the Titan match-up

    in two days & about 16 hours, we'll have a pretty good idea
     
  17. DKphin

    DKphin New Member

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    I have been saying that for 36yrs.:glare:
     
  18. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    This comment is like biting into an empty taco. It looks like something on the outside and you quickly find its empty. Had Jones/Johnson not pulled off the Walker trade they never could have gotten the talent they did and won the way they did. What did Magic Jimmy do here? He was given TOTAL control of the franchise and did nothing but bring you 10 years of misery.
     
  19. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Must win...:chuckle:

    Big test coming up...:headwall:

    We'll find out where we stand...:favre:
     
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  20. R&R_Express

    R&R_Express New Member

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    how is any of that related to THIS FO? anything that happened more than 3 seasons ago is moot. Stop judging this FO for the pasts failures. They had to completely rebuild this franchisee from practically nothing and have gotten a team to be a playoff contender year in and year out. Thats way more than any of the others.

    by firing this regime your admitting to be rebuilding again and starting the process all over and then your process of failure will continue. you can only succeed in this league if you have stability and keep on building.. Every season we are adding KEY players to building a great franchise.
     
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  21. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    exactly
     
  22. xphinfanx

    xphinfanx Stay strong my friends.

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    At least Sparano is trying and not just sitting back wishing he had the right guys.
     
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  23. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    agreed :yes: he's paid to coach & win games, can't just sit there like pumpkin waiting for something to happen watching the season slip away
     

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