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OC Dolphin
Austin, Texas
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Happy 27th Birthday BB...I mean Ryan Tannehill!
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I may be showing my season prediction hand early, but my sense is that: a) the team has clearly not regressed. They have better talent, a more experienced QB and coach. b) while, like the guy who drives the same route into work each day and knows exactly which lights and jams to expect, our natural tendency is to go 8-8. One can't help that knee-jerk reaction. BUT... I'll fall into c) and believe closer to what that Harvard study found.
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The Dolphins have had coaches with every personality in the spectrum. From the fiery, experienced and successful Jimmy Johnson and Nick Saban to novice touchy-feely types like Cameron and Philbin. It may be closer to like what Tom suggests the problem is - culture (read ownership), but I also think that the team is also guilty of being caught in a highly disposable age, where if something doesn't work out right away, you change and start from scratch. You can't have anything to build on when you continually do this.
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Tom, This song comes to mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQAe1WRCXH0
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FZ, I experienced some of the same things you guys have been talking about after trying to log on on my tablet and phone. I've called in a service ticket with Typepad to see what the deal is. Will report back.
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Just read in my community rag where Ricky Williams is venturing into retail, opening up - "34 Wine and Spirits," a couple of blocks away from me here in Austin. Easy decision, as he's a Longhorn and "34 Weed" in Boulder would be too far away.
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Joe Philbin's main challenge appears to be in the area of making adjustments. Football contests are dynamic things, where every play can lead the action into multiple trends. The best, most successful coaches (and we will need to place Belichick in there) have an ability to recognize when an adjustment is warranted, and perhaps more importantly, have prepared players and assistant coaches alike to quickly shift to counter a negatively developing trend. Philbin may be a decent enough coach in terms of all the basics - e.g., game prep, player development, x's & o's, accountability, etc., but I get the sense that in the area of prep and dynamic adjustments, he may be lacking. He would do well watching college or professional basketball, where coaches and teams are forced to adjust quarter by quarter, if not after forcing a time out to stop runs so as not to lose the game.
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Tom, Did you happen to read the content in the two links I posted above? All you "janitor Joe's" are going to be mopped up!
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Well, no wonder he got these results. He plugged in formula: 1/(10^(Opponent Elo – Elo)/400)+1), and using Benjamin Morris’ conversion table! Hahahahaha!!!!
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...and the numbers behind their predictions: http://harvardsportsanalysis.org/2015/07/a-way-too-early-prediction-of-the-nfl-season/
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I like this. I like this very much. And according to a Harvard analysis, no less. The best team in the AFC, by far is.... http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/harvard-study-predicts-the-dolphins-are-going-to-the-super-bowl
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Woodcock, That's some funny sh**.
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Thanks, shadow. Not sure why he's not able to log on, but it has nothing to do from my end here. He might need to check with the provider he's been using. For example, if he's using a workplace access, sometimes employers block certain addresses. FZ, Give me a call if you are still having problems. First check with your internet provider or contact the log-in company you use (Typepad, Facebook, etc.) for reasons on why you're not reaching us.
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Confucious say: 从来没有争辩的人谁显示坦尼希尔头像 Translation: Never argue with man displaying Tannehill avatar.
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That's a supposition. He has yet to show it.
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Examine the criteria more carefully. The first two levels place championships prominently into their class.
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BB, I'm not sure that Flacco made it into level 1. He's level 2, no? Flacco has been part of playoff teams, whereas Tannehill has not. Any evaluation shouldn't be about stats and numbers. The most important thing is winning, making playoffs, and winning championships. I can't imagine anyone arguing with that.
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To be perfectly honest. I would probably place Tannehill in Tier 3, as well. I do think that he continues to show improvements and that this season he will produce enough to rise into level 2. Don't think that he'll every be a level 1, but hope I'm wrong. The thing is, Tannehill, like Philbin, have yet to prove they are good enough to take their team to the promise land. This is fact, not fiction, opinion or belief.
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Tier 1 quarterbacks can carry their teams week after week and contend for championships without as much help. Tier 2 QBs are less consistent and need more help, but good enough to figure prominently into a championship equation. Tier 3 are quarterbacks who are good enough to start but need lots of support, making it tougher to contend at the highest level. Tier 4 is typically reserved for unproven starters or those who might not be expected to last in the lineup all season. Voters used the fifth tier sparingly
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btw, did some research and found out that Sando's "experts" were made up of the following: 35 NFL insiders (eight personnel directors, six GMs, four head coaches, five offensive coordinators, five defensive coordinators, three salary-cap managers, two ex-GMs, two ex-head coaches, and one offensive assistant coach),
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Not verified, but rumor has it that one of Sando's "talent evaluators" was none other than our own Naples Jack Pats fan.
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New post up!
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RYAN TANNEHILL, A TIER 3 QB!? Well, if you ask ESPN's Mike Sando, yes! Apparently, Sando had 35 talent evaluators rank quarterbacks in four tiers and the feedback he got back was that Tannehill is a Tier 3 quarterback. Tier 3 QBs are described as "quarterbacks who are good enough... Continue reading
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hahahaha...
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Tom, You don't understand. BB bought that Sergio doll and keeps it out in the house so that his Boston Terrier, Jo Jo, can periodically hump it.
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