This is DC Dolfan's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following DC Dolfan's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
DC Dolfan
Washington, D.C.
All things Miami Dolphins
Interests: Besides the Miami Dolphins, those wouldn't be interests, they'd be diversions.
Recent Activity
Mando, I think you have a good idea with that position (I wouldn't call it a snitch, I'd prefer consigliore). However, I'm almost positive Marino would think that job is beneath him (and I'd probably agree). I think that Jason Taylor would be a much better fit for that position. But I do agree we need someone to play that role.
1 reply
Posted by: benz | May 27, 2014 at 02:05 PM Actually, I'd be VERY surprised. If Philbin gets canned this year, it will be because it was another disappointing year. Why would the owner then make the OC (who would've contributed to the disappointment) the HC, when he didn't even has NFL OC experience? That would be the height of stupidity. I don't see a scenario where one side or the other (o or d) dominates, while the other side is so horrible they tank the Season for the team. Most likely scenario is both sides are mediocre which leads to a mediocre record and a total upheaval. Lazor doesn't survive in that scenario (nor should he).
1 reply
Posted by: cocoajoe | May 27, 2014 at 01:44 PM In order to keep my sanity until PreSeason, I've decided to take the other angle, that the defense was just so overpowering, NO QB would have looked good against them. P.S. Just let me enjoy my little fantasy until I get slapped awake.
1 reply
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 27, 2014 at 01:39 PM Couldn't have said it better myself Mark. I mean, I get you like his pass-rushing skills. But he's probably your BEST non-DB cover defender. And you don't want to utilize that (but took him 3rd nonetheless)? I don't get it.
1 reply
Posted by: Darryl Dunphy | May 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM DD, I don't see any scenario where Tannehill dramatically improves yet the team can't win 9 games. Just won't happen in today's (QB driven) NFL. Tannehill improves (someone mentioned 25 TDs and like 12 INTs) and we're guaranteed to win 9 games (my guarantee). I don't see our defense being that porous to deflect the improvement the offense would make. But yes, under your scenario (as unrealistic as I believe it to be) Tannehill would not be held responsible for a complete defensive meltdown. I give the probability of that happening .001%. More likely scenario if we went 7-9 is Tannehill took a step back or did not grow any. Therefore he'd be inconsistent, winning some, losing some, and ending flat.
1 reply
ESPN's first power rankings has Miami at 24. And first prediction of our record...7-9. That happens and goodbye Mr. Philbin. Goodbye Mr. Hickey. Goodbye Mr. Tannehill.
1 reply
Posted by: NHFinsFan | May 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM Oh yeah, EFFING IRELAND!
1 reply
NH, frankly, I'd rather lose big than go 8-8 and have a late pick in the Draft. That's what's been plaguing Miami. We can't seem to Draft a game changer to save our lives. So maybe if we had a Top 5 pick, we could get one.
1 reply
Mark was up on the 'Fins, hopeful they'd change, until, in his opinion, they made a lot of the same mistakes they've made in the past, that's why Mark has become pessimistic. But to Rdubs point, I think MOST of us fans will become optimistic once the Season gets closer. I know I will (I always do). I'm high on the Dolphins every 1st week in Sept. But lately (last few years) I think I've come with a dose of reality to my offseason optimism. Unlike Mark, and more like Rdubs/billcale, I'm not disgusted with the Draft, because I'd rather give Hickey the benefit of the doubt until there's actual evidence that he effed up. Mark talks about FA choices being evidence, and that's a good point. But without hard facts, we're all just guessing here. Time will tell, but I remain convinced it will come down to the play of Tannehill in the end. He will determine how successful this organization is in 2014.
1 reply
Posted by: billcale | May 16, 2014 at 06:25 AM bill, that's the rosy scenario (the one which I hope comes true I might add). Let me voice the pessimistic view. First off, injuries. Yes, all teams have them, but THIS team is shattered by them (seems like year in and out). So all those players you mentioned having a great effect on the team (i.e. Delmas) is negated the second they suffer a multiple game (or God forbid Season-ending) injury. Second, it's been stated, and I believe that players come to Miami and play down to the mediocrity that's been a constant for this team. Even when they are effective (Brandon Marshall comes to mind) they still lack something (TDs). It never seems to click. So all these shiny new pieces are great, but if they can't come together (like they haven't been able to 9 out of the last 10 years) we're looking at another sorry Season. Third, coaching. I'm a UVa grad, so you don't have to pump up Bill Lazor to me. I would be thrilled for him to succeed. But he's a first time OC (in the NFL). And that's a question mark. Whether he can project his vision to the offense and put them in positions to succeed and win. We saw how coaching can hurt a team (i.e. Coyle last year, Carolina game amongst others). These are a bunch of young coaches (at their current positions) meaning they are still learning how to do it. And that can be good...or bad (so far it's been pretty bad). Lastly, Tannehill (cause that's all that REALLY matters in the end). He improves, has a great Season, and no question the team follows along. He stumbles, no matter what else happens, I don't see the team winning too many games. So everything they did to help young Jedi Ryan will be for naught if he just doesn't have it. A la Henne (imagine if Tannehill had that run offense and crushing defense). This time of year, we're all hopeful for a promising Season. But more times than not in the 3+ decades I've been supporting the team, those hopes get dashed, and I start asking what can be done to turn things around.
1 reply
Exactly Rick. I know they can't pull the wool over my eyes yet (at least not until Pre-Season). I usually get excited in August, think things are gonna turn around. In Sept. I stay optimistic. I get nervous in October, and near Thanksgiving I start sinking into depression. It's like my very own annual menstrual cycle. But if things turn around, expect a marble statue of Hickey and Philbin to adorn either side of my front doorstep.
1 reply
cocoa, it really BETTER be the Playoffs. But beggars can't be choosers. I'm a lifelong fan, therefore like a battered spouse. Any sign of love from my team will win me back. I'll start with 9, 10 is better, Playoffs is the best!
1 reply
Posted by: Craig M | May 14, 2014 at 03:58 PM Hopefully EVERYONE is on the "Fire Them All" kick if we don't win at least 9 games this Season. Not fair to Hickey? WHO CARES! Team needs patience? NOPE! NOT THIS FAR DOWN THE HOLE WE'RE IN. It's either win or go home boys. But, actually Craig, I did like that kiss b/w Ebony and Ivory. Everytime I see a gay man I get a little chubby, means there's one more less competition for these beyatches!
1 reply
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 14, 2014 at 03:48 PM LOL! So does this mean you guys aren't going to meet in Detroit this Season and kiss and make up?
1 reply
what's what. Damn autocorrect.
1 reply
Posted by: Craig M | May 14, 2014 at 03:31 PM I happen to like that Mark has joined the Dark Side and is now ripping the 'Fins. MUCH BETTER than him being a cheerleader for a crap mediocre team who's shown nothing. Mark's putting them to the test, showing them where they keep falling short. I happen to disagree about Landry (I think having a WR who catching everything is a plus) but we'll let the Season play out and see what's point. THE POINT, gentlemen, is that OUR team has 1 winning Season in a DECADE!!! THAT'S a problem. Anyone see any end in sight?
1 reply
Mark, I hear you on Landry. But your knock on Brandon Marshall (elite talent) was he dropped passes. You're knock on Wallace (elite speed) is he drops passes. Here's a kid EVERYONE says catches absolutely EVERYTHING. Why would you be so down on that guy? Because his measurables don't meet your standards? The guy isn't going out for track and field. He's a wide receiver, who runs great routes...and CATCHES EVERYTHING. Sounds to me like the perfect receiver for this team, the type of guy who can bail out an inaccurate QB. Sorry, I disagree totally. I think Landry will become a Chris Chambers-type guy. Maybe not Calvin Johnson, but extremely reliable.
1 reply
Posted by: Kris (In Germany) | May 12, 2014 at 09:27 AM Totally disagree Kris. Pouncey is a nobody? Dude, he's a ProBowler (should probably be a 2-time ProBowler). Only reason he didn't go last year, his BROTHER went instead. So he had family pedigree. He's also a 1st rounder, and if you watched the Draft, those guys get all the glory (even when they peeter out, they always remain "former 1st-rounders.") True, Pouncey hasn't won anything either, and maybe he shouldn't be a leader on the team, but he's a brawler and someone you need in the sport of football. I'm not too sure I believe you when you say you think a NFL team will value a Don Jones over a Mike Pouncey. We've seen it on the Dolphins. A team full of role players for a decade, and that's why they have one Playoff appearance in that time. You win with talent, SUPPORTED by role players. Not role players running the roost. Point is, Jones doesn't have the name recognition, credibility, or resume to be stepping out there making a name for himself on Twitter. In Sept., regardless of what Pouncey says on social media, he's the starter, Day 1. Jones, he's playing special teams, wishing he could be a starter. Just a guppy, not in the shark tank.
1 reply
Here's the thing Don Jones, YOU ARE A NOBODY. You can get cut today and it would not affect the team ONE IOTA! Damn players on this team need to realize THEY SUCK TOO MUCH TO HAVE OPINIONS ON TWITTER. Keep that in mind Dolphins players. Win something, ANYTHING, and then maybe you'll get a little leeway with your social media outbursts. But until then, YOU ARE ALL EXPENDABLE. Don Jones just learned the hard way (yeah, you're not Pouncey bro). Who's next?
1 reply
fin, from earlier, don't want you to think I was judging you (I wasn't). You're one of my favorite posters on here. And I'm pretty understanding of people's feelings towards lots of things (gay issue included). I'm just making a general statement of how views "evolve" over time. Had a great conversation with co-workers (who were not gay-friendly if you will) who all said, to a tee, that their children made them soften (or quiet) their views which the kids were not comfortable with. I found that out with my own sister (only 4 years apart). I can't think of 1 gay kid in my high school class (out that is). But my little sister had a bunch of "out" gay friends. Same high school. As a parent, you have to raise your children the way you see fit. I'm not going to lambast you for wanting to control what your kids see. But just from my experience with civil rights (and studying its history) I can tell you this is a snowball rolling down a mountain picking up steam. You don't have to like it. You don't have to accept it. But it's here, and it ain't leaving (no matter what any of us think). We all are going to have to come to terms with our own feelings on the matter, in our own way, in our own time. Unfortunately, this issue can no longer be kept "in the closet."
1 reply
my advice to the Dolphin Nation is not to expect much. Posted by: mchael wheele | May 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM 2 winning seasons in the last decade. Last Playoff win in the 2000 season. Don't worry, I didn't need to see the draft to expect much from the Dolphins.
1 reply
The REAL story that came out of the Draft is the philosophy of Joe Philbin finally being realized. If you remember when he came, reporters gave us a glimpse of his thinking on personnel, and he stated he liked team captains (I guess for leadership qualities they displayed). Many (if not most) of these picks were captains. So'll we'll see if that, as what seems to be a determining factor, helps or harms the team. Some (like Mark in Toronto) think they should have relied more on measurables as a leading factor. In time we will see if Philbin/Hickey's strategy equates to any more wins or just makes the locker room a Boy Scout convention.
1 reply
meant to say "son is wired..."
1 reply
fin, your son is 12, and you're worried about the fact he may have seen a man kissing another man? Oh, the horror. Maybe check the browsing history on some of his (or his friends) PCs, he's probably seen a lot worse. I don't really get the sentiment. When I was coming up, we knew there were gay people in the world, but it wasn't like gayness rubbed off on any of us if (God forbid) we saw an act of gayness in front of us. I'm pretty sure that if you're gay is wired to be hetero, he'll be fine. And if he's wired to be homo, then he might be slightly aroused or maybe emboldened to come out himself. Either way, it doesn't matter. I saw all kinds of guys kissing their girlfriends, fiancés, or wives watching the Draft, so what's the difference? Because it was 2 guys? Trust me, your son's generation thinks nothing of it, even if you and your wife do. A gay guy is in the NFL people. Gays are attracted to the same sex. They will show PDA's just like non-gays, except with same sex partners. When you get over it, we won't have to keep hearing incessantly about a 7th-rd draft pick that will probably never make it in the NFL. Tim Tebow anyone? This is the NFL, the cream will rise. That's all I care about.
1 reply
Forget draft grades, forget the combine analytics, and think about intangibles. That's what separates an otherwise average professional athlete from the pack. I have no reason not to like these picks. I will give them the time to fail before I bash them. I'm excited to see how they can help the team.
1 reply