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No wonder California is cripple financially. This isn't even the children of illegal immigrants. This is ILLEGAL immigrants themselves. If they're known to be illegal, then they should be deported. This alone would save Californians BILLIONS of dollars EVERY year. Every single California taxpayer is paying for the education of Mexicans. There's no mystery to the debt problems of California.
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The most shocking number is "1" rushing TD. Crazy.
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That was another BS call from the officials in that game.....the unsportsman-like conduct on McDaniel. It was the Steeler player who continued after the whistle for like 5 seconds.
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It's easy to tell the difference between a good play call that just didn't work and a bad play call. Henning has WAY too many bad play calls this year. Henning was actually good last year. He and Brian Hartline have been the biggest disappointments on the Dolphins this year.
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You're right about those bad play calling series, Mando, but you left one out. On the Dolphins go-ahead drive, they had a big pass play to Hartline. They had a nice gain on a pass play to Fasano. Then, as soon as they got in field goal range, Henning went run-run-pass-kick. They were having great success passing the football on that drive! They were having NO success running the ball at any time during the game. To run the ball on 1st and 2nd down in that situation was pathetic. I understand that you occasionally have to run the ball to neutralize a team with a good pass rush, but when the game's on the line, you have to do what gives you the best chance to succeed.....and that sure wasn't running the football. There are other ways to neutralize a rush....screens, quick slants, etc. The other mother of all ridiculous play calls from Henning was that 3rd and inches at the 50 yard line late in the game. Instead of giving it to Polite up the middle (or even Ronnie up the middle), he calls a slow developing run play where Jake Long has to pull all the way to the other side of the line. Are you freakin kidding me? You need 6 inches and you're calling a calling a slow developing run play with lots of moving parts and lots of potential for things to go wrong? Ughh.... Just like an old player, Henning's best days are behind him.
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The Yankees get every call from the umps in baseball. The Lakers get every call from the refs in the NBA. and the Steelers get every call from the refs in the NFL. That call reminded me of the Steelers/Seahawks Super Bowl where the NFL determined the outcome before the start of the game. They just refused to let Seattle win. ESPN did a segment where there where 10 controversial calls in that SB and every single one of them went towards the Steelers. I really think the NFL tries to reward certain teams. The Steelers have a history and loyal fans, so the NFl gives them calls to help them win. It's just not possible that that chance would Pittsburg as the beneficiary of every bad call on a big play. It's tough to be one opponent in the NFL. It's nearly impossible to beat two. The Dolphins lost to the refs and the Steelers today. Figures that this guy's actually from Pittsburg. I don't know why they didn't determine who came up with the football after the play was over. The whistle didn't blow. It was close enough that they should have let it play out.
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Talk about night and day. Henne had 20 minutes to throw the ball every passing play against Green Bay. He'll have like a second and a half against the Steelers.
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It's pretty sad that with all the talent on the offensive side of the ball, the Dolphins still aren't scoring many points.
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Can you imagine the numbers Marshall and Bess would put up if Tom Brady was throwing them the ball. Welker was catching 70 balls a year from Joey Harrington. That went to well over 100 when he went to the Cheatriots. Marshall and Bess would probably both be at 120 catches and 1500 yards if they had a great QB throwing them the ball.
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“Bill is a football guy,” a source said. “When it gets into the hands of the lawyers and the owners, it’s not football. And that bothers him. Right now, he wants nothing to do with that.” ------------------------------ Obviously, it was Stephen Ross that pushed him out. Ross in the Jeremiah Wright of the NFL. I can't imagine anyone in the NFL wanted to work for that evil moron.
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I wonder if Dansby is going to give God the blame if he does get injured.
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Henning still called an awful game. That one call was a great call. It wouldn't have been necessary if he didn't make five or six other bonehead calls. Henning's got two pro-bowl running backs, two pro-bowl caliber receivers, a decent tight end, and a good offensive line. He should be putting up a lot more points than he does. My biggest beef with Henning (now that he seemed to put the Wildcat on the shelf) is that he doesn't call enough play-action. The Dolphins will successfully run the ball 3 or 4 plays in a row, then instead of calling a pass off of play-action, he'll call a pass out of the shotgun. That just doesn't make sense to me. Being able to run the ball effectively should really set up some nice play-action passes. That's Playcalling 101.
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The further away from Stephen Ross the Dolphins are, the better they do.
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I think Pennington gives the Dolphins a better chance to win this season. Henne gives the Dolphins a better chance to win for the next 10 seasons. The only reason Henne starts is the ages of the two players. If both players had the exact same skills and both were 24 years old and both were in a QB competition.....Pennington would win. Pennington was #2 in the MVP voting just 2 season ago. He's led teams to AFC Championship games. His leadership and presence just dwarfs Henne's. Henne has a better arm and that's about it.
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Offensive and defensive rankings are pretty meaningless at this point in the season. They have just as much to do with who a team has played as they do how well units have performed. If a team theoretically played Buffalo, Cleveland, St. Louis, and Carolina, their defense would be ranked near the top regardless of how they played because those offenses are so bad.
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It is crazy how much Vontae improved from last year to this year. Last year, he made a lot of great plays, but he made a lot of mistakes, too. This year, he stopped making mistakes and improved in just about every area. Getting Bess as an undrafted FA is the best thing Parcells did when he was here.
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It's one thing to call a Wildcat on 3rd and 6 when you've been having consistent success with it. It's another thing to call it when it hasn't worked all year. Like a broken clock, Joe Shittheragman is right twice a day. He's right on the use of the Wildcat this year.
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I'll start a collection for Birdman to replace Ross as the majority owner.
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Anyone notice that the only team who hasn't had a buy week that has scored less points than the Dolphins is the Carolina Panthers? That's absurd! With all the talent on this offense, there's no reason for the Dolphins to even be middle of the pack in points scored. They should easily be top-10. Maybe it's time to put Henning out to pasture.
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I wish he'd take over as majority owner. I think 97.2% of Americans would be a better Dolphins owner than Stephen Ross.
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It's scary that anyone on the football side of things has answer to Stephen Ross. That guy is the biggest Guido idiot on the entire planet. It's kind of ridiculous that Ireland had to report to Mike Dee before the contract was redone. What the hell does Dee know about managing football rosters? Just no more stupid picks like Pat White and I'm willing to go support Ireland for another 3-4 years and see what he can do.
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The 18 game schedule will cement the 1972's as the only undefeated season in history. No one's going undeated over 21 games in one season in the NFL.
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Time off is underrated. It's good that players get lots of time off to rest. Armando took 6 months off this offseason and he's been rested and writing good columns even since ;)
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The Cheatriots have been throwing up a lot of draft pick airballs recently. Chad Jackson, Lawrence Maroney, etc.....all gone. There's only 53 roster spots. Their draft picks don't corcern me. Jake Long's injury is acceptable because he got it in the 4th pre-season game. The most important thing is trying to win the 4th pre-season game even if it means risking injuries to key players. I'd hate to think what this season would be if the Dolphins had simply rested their starters in the 4th pre-season game like every other team in the NFL. Jake's injury was bad, but having the starters in pre-season really gave the Dolphins an edge in the regular season. Pre-season games are really important and worth risking injury.
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They obviously should have traded up to get Dan Williams.
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