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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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Dolphins 16th most valuable franchise. Take that Cleveland!
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Dashi, that post last blog about the Dolphins waiting for oscar to die was funny. Glad Clay is back. Now Tannehill can get in sync with his best receiver.
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No, that wasn't sarcasm. And they haven't won anything...YET! Just wait, their star is shining bright. The Dolphins on the other hand, they might be a black dwarf star. I'm wondering if we'll ever turn it around in my lifetime.
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The Dolphins should take a trip up here to DC to meet the Washington Nationals. They could learn what a winning team looks like. A championship-caliber team. A historic powerhouse of epic proportions.
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We generally beat NE at least once. I'm more afraid of Buffalo than NE. Not saying it'll be easy, but I think we can steal one. I can also see us losing. But it's not a DEFINITE loss (like the Broncos game).
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Mass, if Michael Egnew makes your team as a TE, then that means you have one of the worst TE groupings in the history of the sport of football. Guy is a waste of a spot. I send him packing today and leave Pouncey off the PUP list and that empty position would be better than Egnew being on the team. He's a liability.
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Good news is, Brady hasn't looked to be Mr. Wonderful this Pre-Season, so maybe we have a chance Week 1. Yes, Brady is Brady, but he's not getting any better with age. He's taken the turn for the worse (though a worse Brady is still better than half the QBs in the league). And Gronk might not be fully ready.
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Frankly, I don't blame the run game (or lack thereof) on our OL. I blame the RBs. See the Redskins last night. There was one play in particular, down and 4 or 5. Handoff to Alfred Morris, gets hit behind the line (he's stuffed)...but then, he fights, bounces off, and keeps moving his legs for the first down. THAT'S A RUNNING BACK! We have lightweights. Forget vision, they have no toughness, no leg strength, no ability to keep churning their legs for those few extra yards when it's needed. Tannehill will have to do it all himself this year again.
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Posted by: broken record | August 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM You know how many times that's been said as well. No one who's watched more than two Dolphins games can say we get bs calls against us ALL the time. I'm not saying it doesn't happen to other teams. That's why I qualified the statement by saying we're not good enough of a team to overcome those calls. But keep your head in the ground ostrich, it's much appreciated by the rest of us.
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I'm fully expecting the refs stealing a couple games from us this year (as usual). And as usual we're not good enough of a team to overcome the heavy hand of the zebras.
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Mark, you're draft-obsessed. And your boy Coyle will have something to say about Miami making the Playoffs this year. 2 starters out 4 games, almost insurmountable odds for our DC.
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It's very telling when fans are discussing NEXT year's draft before THIS year has even begun.
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Let's face it Darkoak, if Tannehill goes down, season's over. If you're not trying to find a #2 (instead of Moore) then keep Lobato. He's not great, but he's not the worst either. But like I said, we should've drafted a guy. Devlin is trash, if anyone can't see that by now they shouldn't be anywhere near a football field (that's you Philbin).
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I don't just say no to Grossman, I say HELL NO! I've seen him up close here in DC. He's a turnover machine. He's done, kaput, finito. And why use Tebow as the practice squad QB. This position should've been addressed in the Draft.
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Posted by: NHFinsFan | August 07, 2014 at 01:02 PM The Carpenter one is a too close to call NH. First off, we saved some on his salary. Then (my main reason for being for that move) was he rarely kicked the ball out of the end zone on kickoffs. And I remember one year the other team regularly starting at their 35 yard line because of it. The tricky part is from 40-45 in, Dan was automatic. But from 50 out, he was suspect. So I see where they wanted to see if they could upgrade. Sturgis was a rookie last year, and Philbin CONSISTENTLY put him in situations setup for failure (that one 55yd vs Baltimore FG comes to mind), where he (or Sherman) wouldn't call a run play to gain a couple to get the kicker closer in. So let's see what Sturgis does this year. Hopefully he can get his percentage made up above 90%.
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Agreed D20, Sherman did NOT know how to use Bush. And they keep talking about using Moreno primarily as a blocker. Yes, he should be used as a blocker, but the guy was very good catches passes last year out of the backfield. I thought this was supposed to be a copycat league?
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I personally don't care if it's a Preseason game. I'm not looking at the score either. I'm looking at the players running plays vs. another team. I don't need to see the whole playbook either. I'd like to see a couple broken tackles in the run game. I'd like to see Tannehill not throwing under duress. I'd like to see no dropped passes by receivers. I'd like to see the DBs not give up any huge plays. I'd like to see the LBs blanketing TEs (and not giving up long runs). I'd like to see Jake Mathews given an education by Wake. Is that too much to ask?
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And no major injuries, please! Posted by: MassDolphan | August 07, 2014 at 10:39 AM Dude, did you just put mouth on us? I stayed away from saying "no repeat of last year" expressly for that purpose. We all need to rub something now, either rosaries, or the belly of the porcelain Buddha on the side of your bed, or the chicken's throat you are about to cut and blow cigar smoke in the blood.
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Lots of injuries all around the league. I think the NFL is general is getting less tough by the year. KRIS will be THRILLED to know Ryan Mallett will be the starter tonight at FedEx field. We'll all get to see his mastery of the position. As far as the mighty Dolphins, I'll be happy to finally get to see Jarvis Landry in action. I expect him to blow Mark away with his "game speed."
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Actually, I live in DC Mark (but grew up in the great NoVa, ask deity about it, he'll tell you it's the Mecca of America). As far as Love, that just makes Cleveland slightly more likely to be able to win a Finals game vs. the West. Only guy with Playoff experience is Lebron.
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As for my boy Bryce Harper, the kid needs some help. He's not feeling it this year. He may need to go back to the Minors for a while and get his confidence back. Doesn't stop the Red Tide though, 4 games up. TAKE THAT ATLANTA!
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That's ok Mark, I didn't want them playing for a bs outfit anyway. World Cup of Basketball, WHAT A JOKE!!! What that LOSER Coach K (see 2013 ACC Tournament...UVa! UVa!) and everyone else will witness next year is the 2nd most dominant team in the East will be...THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS! Recognize.
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Tom Brady is the biggest faag in the league... Posted by: Mark in Toronto | August 07, 2014 at 09:41 AM A) that's not PC Mark B) are you sure that's factually correct. I believe there's a LB in St. Louis that would beg to differ.
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Ryan Tannehill is one of the toughest guys on this team.
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Funny, I watched Hard Knocks yesterday, and that's exactly what the Falcons want to become this year. Let's see who reaches their goal and who doesn't. We'll see who's the most physical tomorrow.
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