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DC Dolfan
Washington, D.C.
All things Miami Dolphins
Interests: Besides the Miami Dolphins, those wouldn't be interests, they'd be diversions.
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Yeah, that's not the West Coast offense then. 1 target, geesh.
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Mark, if you manage millenials at work, you'll have a bit of understanding at the frustration Peterson must have had.
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Mark, Why do you think that is (and is it smart)? In Philly last year, DeSean became almost a decoy because Riley Cooper was getting most of the balls. And there are other competent receivers. So I understand feeding your #1, all for it, but on 3rd down, why pass to Lamar Miller when you have guys like Gibson, Hartline, Clay who are proven to move the chains? Clay's hurt, what about the others? I just don't get it.
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Posted by: fin4life | September 17, 2014 at 03:37 PM I guess I'm the only one who wasn't that "shocked" by the Peterson pics. Yeah, those were welts, and I'd never do it to my kid, but I've seen much worse in my life. Maybe I'm jaded or can handle graphic material, but it wasn't that shocking to me. That said, if he gets punished for it, so be it, sounds to me from all the fury we need to establish the difference between disciplining a child and child abuse. But I got whipped with a belt when I was a kid. Enough to not be able to sit for a day. Wouldn't say that was abuse though, would just say it was my Dad teaching me a lesson. But that's just me. Nowadays all kids get trophies, win or lose, so maybe Americans want soft offspring, I just don't know anymore.
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YG, I know you have beef with Mark, so I think you just want Landry to play because it will absolutely eat Mark alive. He wouldn't know what to do with himself. But I do agree, Hartline is either getting lost out there, or Lazor has pushed him to the outskirts of the game plan. Which is strange if he's seen him the last 2 seasons amass 1,000+ yards.
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Posted by: MiamiD20 | September 17, 2014 at 02:56 PM The Nationals will change the trajectory. I see lots of people jumping on our bandwagon (men and women alike). I predict in a few weeks there will be 5-10 posters here who have suddenly become MLB (specifically Nats) fans.
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SWC/YG, the "draft a QB every other season" philosophy might not work out for every team, but for a team who hasn't been able to find a QB since Marino (in what, 16-17 tries, minus Pennington) it might be just what the doctor ordered. It expands the probability that you find someone. Like if the Redskins have a QB in Cousins (still yet to be seen), it will be a feather in the cap of Shanahan, who people thought was idiotic to draft 2 QBs at the time. But I agree, the chances are better you find a franchise QB in the upper rounds.
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Mark, I agree about Landry. Even though I think he's the truth (eventually), I didn't want him to overtake Gibson's snaps (especially if he can't produce the way Gibson showed he could last year). I think that's the OC not knowing what he has in Gibson (and maybe Philbin isn't giving him enough info that Gibson was a great asset last year). As far as me going berserk after the second week (not directed to you Mark, but SHE knows who she is)....WRONG! I'm just being the passionate guy I always am. And if you spent more time digested what you read, you'd have seen the many times I've posted how carefree I am about this season because for me it's a win-win (team wins, I win, team loses and people get fired, I win). So I'm just enjoying the ride and making my comments as the weeks proceed. I mean, THIS. IS. A. BLOG. Where you make comments day to day. We're not going to wait until the end of the season to comment. So how ELSE is there to do it besides go week-to-week? And so far, team's acted like it always has (highs and lows). Doesn't mean they can't turn it around next week, or the week after. And if they do, I'll respond accordingly.
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Posted by: Still/Wade/County | September 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM Yes, I understand that. I was just trying to figure out the point to the troll's rant about Marvin Lewis being run out of Miami. I take it she's saying stick with Philbin for a decade, stick with Tannehill for a decade, and maybe if we pray in church every day and rub the belly of Marino's statue, somehow, someday the team will win. I say she because you'll notice once I shut one troll name down, another one "suddenly" pops up saying basically the same thing. That's the very definition of soft. But on top of that, that's the dumbest idea I've EVER heard. If the Owner had a history of winning (see Steelers, Giants, New England), then fans might trust their judgment that the HC they hired was eventually going to make it happen. But this Owner has no such history, and gets no such benefit of the doubt. The team needs to do what I've said over and over again, draft a QB every year (or couple years) until you find a keeper. Because without a QB, you ain't nothin'!
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Many of you are frighteningly stupid. Really. Posted by: Trooth | September 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM Sounds like someone who's dumber than they think they are. Most people here understand that it takes a QB nowadays to create a winning team (not a HC). So what people want is the right GM to pick the right QB and have the right HC to have enough football sense to motivate the players to perform around said QB. I don't hear ANYONE asking for a SB HC (setting up that straw man must really make you feel like a tough guy). I hear fans sick with the same mediocrity they've seen over the last decade. And just because some of them (us) are quicker than you are and see a pattern in 2, going on 3 mediocre seasons, yeah, they're ready to move on to the next victim, because obviously this last one was a dud. You're the schmuck in battle that shoots his gun, no bullet comes out, so you keep pulling the trigger hoping there's at least one round in the chamber. In the meantime, I'm the one who calculatingly reloads and blows your head clean off. Come back when you have valid argument, we'll talk.
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Posted by: knows the truth | September 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM And, what's your point? If you have watched any football longer than 1 week, you'd have heard that Cincy fans are falling over themselves wanting Lewis out, Dalton out, all because they can't win a Playoff game. This is an "end-result" league. Fans aren't willing to wait years for someone to finally fall into a winning situation. Everyone wants to win now. It's the truth in Cincinnati, Miami, anywhere where football is played. So, I ask again, What's. Your. Point? Right, you don't have one, you're just talking out of your arse.
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Packers/Bears - likely loses Jags - win Chargers/Lions/Bills - lose 2 of 3 Broncos/Jets/Ravens - win 2 of 3 Pats/Vikes/Jets - lost 2 of 3 Season record - 8-8 Posted by: NHFinsFan | September 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM We've had some success vs. Green Bay, plus it's a home game, I'm predicting a win there. Broncos/Jets/Ravens, I think based on history we lose all 3 (maybe we'll beat the Ravens, but I doubt it based on past experience). Pats/Vikes/Jets, win 2 of 3. Season Record 7-9. So, yeah, winning the next two is critical (or we might as well toss in the towel).
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Posted by: Not a moaner | September 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM Because I run this blog. And don't you ever forget that troll.
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You mean the same Marvin Lewis who's coordinators both became head coaches? That Marvin Lewis? Please don't put Marvin Lewis, a known quantity as a coordinator, in the same column as Joe Philbin, a glorified position coach (didn't even call the plays when he was OC). Plus, when Marvin Lewis got a serviceable rookie QB, he rode him all the way to the Playoffs every year since. Philbin rode Tannehill to mediocrity. But it's not Philbin. It's not Tannehill. It's the stink of the Miami Dolphins, a franchise that can't get out of its own way. Decade's worth of 1st and 2nd round picks, all but wasted. Multiple GMs, multiple HCs, same old ending.
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I agree with MADFIN, you let Tannehill play all year. That way, there will be NO second-guessing if he's tossed out on his arse (with Philbin and probably Hickey). They will have all had the chance to make a case for themselves. Very stress-free to be a Dolphins fan this year, when you know change WILL come if Miami doesn't make the Playoffs.
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What I'm disheartened about is I thought we'd have this exploding pass game. All the reporters heaped praise on the best group not the team, the receivers. Yet, two games in, and the only one doing anything of notice is Wallace. What about proven players like Hartline and Gibson? What about Landry? I know Clay is injured, but why would Tannehill even need to throw to a RB if we supposedly have all these stud receivers. If you're sending out 4, at least 3 should be open on any given play. Tannehill should just have his pick of the litter. But that's not the case, and I'd like to know why. Protection wasn't the problem vs. NE. And yes, it was shakier vs. the Bills, but Tannehill had time to throw on some of those downs. Yeah, yeah, I heard all about the route-running, the drops. But on a key third down, you really want to throw to Lamar Miller (when you have all those supposed weapons)? On 4th down, you want to run a QB sneak (when you have all those weapons)? Something's not coming out in the wash.
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By the way, I became a fan during the 82-83 Season (SB 17). And I went to a SuperBowl Party, all of 10 years old, and was the ONLY Dolphins fan in the room (obviously in DC everyone was a Redskins fan). I got so much crap for it and everyone tried to turn me to the dark side. It didn't work. I was a Dolphins fan then and I'm STILL a Dolphins fan today (just much more jaded). But that's just to say I won't EVER be a Redskins fan.
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Posted by: Slam | September 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM There you go! That's the energy I was looking for!
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I'm interested in what Darkwa can do too. If they beat out Thomas, it would be beyond stupid to put him in the lineup ahead of them.
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Posted by: Darkoak | September 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM Shows the sloppiness of the Miami reporters all around if you ask me. If they didn't know, why did they ASSUME both players tested positive for amphetamines? Doesn't sound like there was any factual evidence for their assumptions. All speculation. Yet somehow that made it into the papers like it was straight from God's mouth.
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Darkoak, I still see fans going to the game with Expos hats. That's fine with me though, nothing wrong with showing appreciation to ones roots. But when we win the World Series, I think the Nats will own the name outright.
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Posted by: Slam | September 17, 2014 at 09:57 AM Sounds like a Marlins fan. Too bad, so sad. And now you don't even have Lebron to bail you out in the Winter. Don't slit your wrists dummy. We are the Change you are looking for!
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Let's all take a break for a second. I want to honor and congratulate...ME and my Washington Nationals for winning the NL East Division, having the best record in the National League, and looking to do big things in the Playoffs behind probably the best pitching rotation in the Majors. Compare that to my other team, the Bad News Dolphins. Who are spectacularly unspectacular, consistently inconsistent, and compellingly mediocre. But that's ok. One day our haphazard Owner is going to stumble on the right GM, who will hire the right HC and draft the right QB to bring us out of this morass. It's not THIS GM mind you, not THIS HC, not THIS QB, but one day my friends. One day!
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after all the local deadbeats can't get a ride to the game and decide to stay home, how do us out of towners get ur hands on those shirts? Posted by: Mark in Toronto | September 16, 2014 at 02:51 PM That was funny (but not nice). We're all on the same side on Sundays.
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Clay is likely not going to be a formidable player this year. He's still recovering from his knee surgery. Doesn't look confident in it at all. Needs a year to heal.
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