1972's Miami Dolphins Remain Alone As The Pillar Of Perfection

The 14 & 0 Carolina Panthers of 2015 were beaten for the first time this season leaving the 17 & 0 Dolphins of 1972 as still the only team in NFL history atop the undefeated throne.


On the other hand. Miami's 2015 Dolphins have been quite the opposite while resembling what goes down the cracked porcelain base of the throne upon which you sit after your morning coffee. The Dolphins fell to 5 - 11 at home versus the Colts by a score of 18 - 12. They also climbed up to the overall 6th pick of the 2016 draft, and with a season ending loss next week versus the Patriots they could potentially move to the overall 3rd pick for a top offensive lineman.

Ryan Tannehill (histories most sacked quarterback over his first four years) was sacked 6 times today, and for the 44th time of the season. In next weeks final game he will have ended up on his butt more times than last years 46, and second to only 2013's fifty-eight times sacked. He has been sacked 44 times this year while our defense has sacked the opposing quarterbacks in 29 instances.

The rhyme to the reason remains to be the offensive line. One must understand that over the last (what will be 38 games at seasons end) the Dolphins intended starting five on the offensive line have played together in just five of those 38 games. THIRTY THREE times (more than two years worth of games folks) that Miami has been starting backup offensive lineman at multiple (2 to 3 if not 4) positions in each and every game.

At most times (already struggling) starting guards are playing out of position at one or the other (if not both) tackle positions. Which in turn causes a chain reaction of reserve players (on a quality of depth deprived team) to start at guard in place of what were the "already struggling" guards that the backups couldn't initially beat out for starting spots. It's truly become an avalanche rolling downhill that gathers, spits out and/or buries useless debris. The tackle, guard, and center positions need to play as one which is absolutely impossible when the same five established guys never play together in positions of familiarity, or even at the position that one might have played the previous week.

Left tackle Brandon Albert missed the first quarter of the season and took until mid season to get up to game speed at which point Right tackle Ju'Waun James got injured and 7 weeks later has yet to return while Center Mike Pouncey in three entire game instances was replaced by a rookie guard that never played center until this year. This or a variation of, is what has taken place or become the norm in 33 of the Miami Dolphins last 38 games, and Ryan Tannehill is getting his ass kicked because of it while unreasonably taking the brunt of the won loss record burden.

It is a display of pure ignorance and disrespect for anyone to expect anything more from Ryan Tannehill other than getting back up from 183 sacks while being blasted 100's of other times over the last four years. Yet he returns to start and finish 64 successive games which should garner nothing but praise for the Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Jiminy Fricken Crickets, he's practically getting hit as often as the offensive lineman are.

In spite of it all he's accrued an impressive resume of stats, imagine what he might be able to do with a consistent five on the offensive line, let-alone a fabulous five that couldn't help but extend stalled drives into actual scores. Center Mike Pouncey didn't play against the Colts. On the last offensive play of today's game, with mere seconds remaining on 4th down inside the oppositions five yard line and the game on the line. A rookie guard that never played center until this year snapped the ball prematurely on the first cadence of a called second cadence snap. Nobody other than the center moved whatsoever until after the nose tackle bull-dozed the center and engulfed Tannehill to end the game 12 - 18.

Rashad Jones dropped a sure interception inside of the Colts red zone on the games very first play. Brent Grimes had an interception reversed, and Ryan Tannehill had a touchdown pass reversed due to blatant officiating blunders. Meanwhile an obvious attempted trip of the quarterback by an engaged defensive player that kicked his leg out at a 90 degree angle and injured Tannehill with a forceful toe to the knee cap wasn't called and ended a Dolphin drive. Once again due to penalties and/or bad officiating, play calling, a lack of cohesion, missed opportunities, brain farts etc, etc, the Dolphins excelled at beating themselves while the opponents may not yet have beaten them this year if not for themselves.

Jarvis Landry last week surpassed O.J. McDuffie for the most receptions in a Dolphins single season. This week he topped the century mark at 104 receptions for 1,085 yards, and to go along with his 84 receptions last year he became the NFL's All-Time leader in receptions amongst histories two year players.


Thanks for enduring the pain!



Though the times and dates have yet to be determined.
Here is who the Dolphins will be playing next year.
Let's hope that the opposition is all they'll be up against!

Home Games
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49'ers
Arizona Cardinals
Tennessee Titans
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills


Road Games
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks
San Diego/LA Chargers
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills


GOFINS!!!


As the previous 8 hour effort gathered just 16 comments other than the authors own, it's been acknowledged that most if not all are no longer interested. Therefore, unless something out of the ordinary takes place, this is likely it until February's Free Agency Period. Take Care : )) !!!!!!!






And So The Ball Bounces For The 2015 Miami Dolphins

In the year 1967 a second year Miami Dolphins expansion team defense allowed 31 touchdown passes in a fourteen game season. The 2015 Miami Dolphins defense matched that 48 year old low mark in fourteen games this season, and with two games remaining they will inevitably become the worst pass defense in franchise history.

The Dolphins traveled to San Diego for their fourteenth game of the season as an uninvited guest to a Chargers fair-well party. San Diego's Chargers have resided there since 1961 and are now the leading candidate to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. This was quite possibly the last game that they'll ever play for their home town fans as their two remaining games are on the road, and they came to play for those that have supported them for 54 years.

They hadn't scored a touchdown in 22 offensive possessions and/or three weeks. Enter the Miami Dolphins. San Diego scores on their first 12 play possession of 86 yards with a twenty yard pass to the mini-me-esqe Danny Woodhead. They managed a field goal on their fourth possession. They had tabulated zero rushing touchdowns since week one until their 5th possession against Miami when Danny Woodhead scored from two yards out. Their team hadn't rushed for over 100 yards in eleven weeks until the 140 against the Dolphins. On their sixth possession Danny Woodhead struck again with a touchdown reception from 9 yards out for a 23 - Zipp halftime lead. Woodhead wasn't done as Miami's Dolphins allowed him a third touchdown reception in the second half to go along with his second quarter rush for 6 points.

On the Chargers third possession with a 6 - 0 lead 27 seconds into the second quarter the Dolphins defense actually made a play that a typical 2015 Miami bounce upended. San Diego ball at their own 41, 2nd down and eight to go. Phillip Rivers heaves a 52 yard bomb that the Dolphins tip-drilled into the hands of Rashad Jones for an interception at the Miami 7 yard line. Jones returns the ball 49 yards and fumbles into the hands of the quarterback who hasn't moved since releasing the ball. A Dolphin interception and return of 49 yards turns into a three yard gain and a first down for San Diego of which they managed the previously mentioned field goal. Time and again, that's just the way that the balls have bounced for the 2015 Miami Dolphins!

Miami's offense was no better as they ran just 31 plays on their first eight possessions that resulted in 7 punts and the end of the first half. The Dolphins just this week had released reserve offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach who knows all of the Miami offensive signals as well as formations, and the Chargers picked him up. One would think that Linkenbach called all the Charger defensive plays because they somehow managed to have the right guy in the right place in every Dolphin offensive instance. But then again. That's just how the balls have bounced for the 2015 Miami Dolphins!

The visitors entered the game with just seven active offensive lineman, and Dolphin Left Tackle Brandon Albert left the game (never to return) due to injury in the first quarter. The Dolphin guards were pressed into the tackle positions, got eaten alive, and Miami didn't score until they were inside the last two minutes of the third quarter when rookie running back Jay Ajayi scored his first NFL touchdown from 12 yards out. Miami Center Mike Pouncey left the game due to injury during that 3rd quarter Jay Ajayi touchdown drive. The Dolphins managed just their second score of the day inside the last two minutes of the game with a Ryan Tannehill one yard touchdown run as the final score ended up being 30 - 14 for the home team.


With a Detroit Lions Monday Night win. The Dolphins will move up into the 7th overall pick of the 2016 draft while they are within one game of a potential third overall pick, and two games within a potential first overall pick. The Dolphins will be going to all lengths in listening for potential draftee options.
In a whisper. Psst, Pssst, hey Dolphin can you hear me? Pssst, there's always next year!


So left tackle Brandon Albert missed 99% of the seasons first four games, and it took him a few weeks to get up to speed. At just about that same mid-season point right tackle Ju'Waun James went down and has yet to return. So in truth. The Dolphins haven't had their true starting offensive line on the field together but for just a few games of what is a 16 game season, and their offensive line depth is absolutely atrocious!

Albert is injured yet again, to what extent is not known but something drastic has to take place in order to fix this offensive line atrocity. Albert is scheduled to receive 10 plus million dollars for his 2016 services, and Miami has a minimal amount of cap space presently available towards next season. Depending on the severity of his most recent injury! Perhaps it's time to cut ties with the often injured reason for offensive line shuffling, non-cohesion, and ineptitude?

If they are to go offensive line with the first pick? It's gotta be Notre Dames Jr. tackle Ronnie Stanley who could instantly start at left tackle (minus Albert), or at left guard until Albert is truly done. He'd be a great pick for those who have zero faith in Dallas Thomas at guard because Stanley could play guard until Albert is done, and D. Thomas as well as rookie guard Jamil Douglas (who like Thomas couldn't play tackle if his life depended on it) would instantly become two with some sort of viable guard depth.

There are other early first round tackle options, but the guy ranked ahead of Stanley (Jr. Laremy Tunsel of Ole-Miss) has an injury history that most wouldn't want to hear the fans scream about, and the third likely option (Sr. Taylor Decker of Ohio St) is extremely tall and has trouble getting under the defender but is very good otherwise.

There are a couple really good linebacker options to be had with the first round, top ten pick, and Notre Dames outside linebacker Jaylon Smith is the only one to fiercely pursue as he's the most ready for the NFL! Another OLB Myles Jack of UCLA is also very special but as a Dolphin fan who's seen too many injured draft picks come our way, he is to be avoided because he's recovering from November meniscus surgery. Alabama's ILB Reggie Ragland could potentially be a first pick option for Miami, but he's not quite as special as Bama's previous first round inside linebacker CJ Mosley.

Seeing that the 2015 Miami defense will have allowed the most touchdown passes in franchise history! There are two corner backs among others that the Dolphins could surely use with their first pick in Vernon Hargreaves the third of Florida, and Jalen Ramsey out of Florida State. Meanwhile. At this present moment, Brent Grimes 2016 services will cost 9.5 million smacks in the face! As will tight end Jordan Cameron!

And of course (minus the dismissal of Brandon Albert) and/or the absolute need of a starting left tackle. The conchs absolute first choice (if available at the Dolphins pick however unlikely that is) would be Ohio States defensive end and pass rusher extraordinaire Joey Bosa who without missing a beat would be the immediate replacement of Cam Wake!

Cam Wake will be 34 come January and nearing 35 by the time he's able (if ever) to return from an torn achilles injury which will surely minimize his explosion abilities. He (like Brandon Albert) is fading into obscurity, aging quickly, often injured, and scheduled to be paid 10 million 2016 dollars for his services of which Wake's won't be available until late next season.

If Free Agent Olivier Vernon gets away? And perhaps even if he doesn't.
Miami has to do whatever in the world it takes to land Joey Bosa!
Bosa AND Vernon together (for the next decade) would be as good as o15 was supposed to be at rushing the quarterback while minimizing the possibility of breaking (in back to back seasons) the franchise record of touchdown passes allowed! Defensive Ends Quinton Coples and Dion Jordan are contracted to 7.75 and 6.2 million for 2016.


Miami should cut both Albert and Wake (if not the whole lot'of'em) in order to open up at least 20 plus million of cap space, but they can't feasibly cut both and leave themselves in dire need of both a first round left tackle and a trouble making to the oppositions quarterback defensive end! The Dolphins need multiple bodies of legitimate depth at offensive line (if Albert is kept), starters if he isn't. They're corner back play has been extremely questionable if not totally absent. They could use a stud first round linebacker, while with the current predicament of Cam Wake and free agent status of Olivier Vernon they absolutely need Joey Bosa! At quarterback despite what some might think about Ryan Tannehill, he is by far the last and/or least of their immediate concerns!


What are the Miami Dolphins to do?
Trade their first round pick for an experienced head coach?
Don't put it past owner Stephen Ross!
That's just how the balls have bounced for the 2015 Miami Dolphins!!

Thanks for your time, and as always we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!

GOFINS???


MERRY CHRISTMAS, and/or HAPPY HOLIDAY'S TO ALL !!!



Miami loses a winnable game against the Giants.

MNF Miami Dolphins Versus New York Giants Post Game Analysis. By Tony Nicoletti


31 to 24 was the final score in the Giants favor.

What can I say? It was a mediocre game played by two mediocre teams that were both, 5 and 7. There was not much good that can be derived from this loss. The New York Giants had a little more incentive to win than the Dolphins, I guess. Of course, in a division where a 6 and 7 record has you in a three-way tie for the division lead. Yeah, they had something to play for. Miami is in the wrong eastern division to get breaks like that.

I'm not going to give you a blow by blow since it was a nationally televised, Monday night game. Besides, I really didn't get to watch the game much. (I saw glimpses of it during commercials while my brother in law was watching his usual, 3-hour Monday Night Raw Wrestling)! I'm going to offer my impressions from what I did see with a few statistics sprinkled in for good measure.

On the negative side; It appears that Odell Beckham got the better of his LSU Collegiate teammate and friend, (Jarvis Landry) on this afternoon. But not by much. Beckham Jr caught 7 passes for 166 yards, 2 TD's and his longest play was 84 yards for a TD.

Landry had an equally stellar game in a utilitarian way. He caught 11 passes for 99 yards, 0 TD's with a long play of 25 yards. Landry also contributed 66 yards on two kickoff returns and another 30 yards on a pair of punt returns. Still, I think Landry would rather have the win to go along with his stats.

The defense played stout for portions of the game but looked gassed near the end. You can't allow a veteran QB like Eli Manning any comfort zone or he will pick you apart. Especially with receivers like Odell Beckham. The Dolphins allowed several big plays to gash the defense. Manning was getting the ball out so fast that our pass rush seemed to always be a half step too late.

Miami's banged-up secondary did not challenge or disrupt the Giants receivers enough to break Manning's timing or rhythm. It proved to be the Dolphins downfall. Especially in the second half where Eli got 183 yards of his 337 total passing yards. He connected on 27 of 31 pass attempts, (an 87% completion rate) and 4 TD's. It's a wonder the Dolphins only lost by 7 points when your QB is racking up stats like that.

There were only a few positives to consider in this match up for Miami. If you want to call them positives?

For the second week in a row, Miami did not allow their opponent to rush for more than 100 yards. (92 yards on 32 carries for a 2.9-yard average and we had 5 stops for a loss totaling 13 yards). New York didn't get any negative yardage plays on our rushing attack which produced a solid 128 total yards on 22 attempts and a 5.8 yard per carry average. Miller had a good day rushing 12 times for 89 yards, 2 TD's and a long run of 38 yards for one score.

Ryan Tannehill played a decent game and was better utilized, adding 24 rushing yards on 4 carries with a long of 12 yards. He also rolled out and scrambled more to avoid the rush and to buy some time. He completed 25 of his 41 attempts, (60% completion rate) for 236 yards and a TD, with no interceptions. He also audibled out of a few plays that had successful outcomes. He spread the ball around well, too.

But it seemed that just about the time we needed Ryan Tannehill to step up and put the team on his shoulders, the offensive line would fail him and send him running for his life. He almost avoided the only sack in the game when he didn't quite make it back to the line of scrimmage on one play. He's still getting mauled in the back field and hit too much.

I think another week or two in this offensive game plan and this team will start putting points up on a more consistent basis. The defense is playing good enough to help us win, but we can't continue the offensive, "three and outs" which puts a tired defense back on the field.

Unfortunately, with only three games left to play, I think we can expect to see major changes for the Miami Dolphins in the off season. I like the play calling in this game which stretched and forced the Giants to defend the entire field of play. We did score 24 points which, in the NFL, is almost enough to win.

It will be interesting to see how the Dolphins finish the season and what kind of character they will show. Yes, they are definitely out of the playoffs but still have a lot to play for. The players and coaches are basically auditioning for jobs next year. Be it with the Dolphins, or some other team.

It is a disappointment for many of the Dolphin loyals to endure another mediocre season. But this is who the Dolphins are right now. It's been a growing experience since Ross bought this team. All we can hope for is that he has learned enough from his past mistakes to make the right decisions this time around.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. I know I am a a homer and an eternal optomist where our beloved Dolphins are concerned. Have been for their entire 50 years of existernce. I just hope and pray that this storied franchise gets their act together and return to their former glory, real soon.


Thanks for your time in reading, and please tell us your side of this games story!

Miami Dolphins Bat Down Baltimore Ravens.

As the Miami Dolphins defense played knock-down, drag-out football versus the always tough Baltimore Ravens for sixty minutes. Double goose-eggs were laid at each end of the soggy coop until the play following the two minute warning of the first half, when Miami rookie defensive tackle Jordan Phillips batted one of his season's many balls at the line of scrimmage, and safety Rashad Jones intercepted the ball to give the Dolphins possession at the Ravens forty.

The Dolphins struck immediately on first down with a fifty yard toss through the air that rookie DeVante Parker while in full stride toward the post jumped out of the stadium to snag the perfectly placed touchdown pass. A new "play-caller" (Zac Taylor the love-child of #54 & #99) was promoted this past week and to this point had filled the running game dosage prescribed by tough man Dan Campbell.

Twenty seconds later Miami's defensive end Derrick Shelby batted another pass into the stratosphere, tracked it, caught it, and ran it into the end zone for what would end-up being Miami's fifteenth point in twenty seconds. An interception, a forty yard (fifty through the air) touchdown pass, a pik-six, and a two point conversion in this particular games only twenty seconds of great, all around Miami Dolphin football.

Though the Dolphin defense played good football for the most part of the day, those fifteen points were all that the entire team could muster-up, but that twenty seconds turned-out to be just enough for a Miami Dolphin 15 - 13 VICTORY!

The Dolphin Defense offered-up 3 sacks (2.5 via Olivier Vernon), two (R.Jones & D.Shelby) interceptions respectively (on batted balls via J.Phillips & D.Shelby) respectively with the second going for the Shelby-Hat-Trick-bat-pik-six-interception-touchdown. Miami allowed 281 passing, and 94 rushing yards. Safety Rashad Jones came into the game as the leagues only 2015 player with 90 plus tackles along with 3 interceptions, and he converted that fourth interception today.
ALOHA Rashad Jones!

Miami's pass offense was stagnant other than on a couple handful of plays. Three of those significant plays came via the (draft time suggested) athletic skills, speed, hands, and length that DeVante Parker provided. Along with his second consecutive weeks touchdown he made a nice sliding third down and long catch for a first down that kept the clock running on the Dolphins final possession while leading the receivers with 63 yards. Ryan Tannehill acknowledged ""yea, we weren't efficient in the pass game. We didn't make enough plays when we had the opportunities, we have to be cleaner in the pass game, and I have to complete more passes when we throw it""

Which is absolutely true! The Dolphins at the suggestion of the tough minded head coach offered-up just 19 pass attempts, and Tannehill completed only nine for a ridiculously low 86 yards that included DeVante Parker's forty yard sprint, leap, and catch in the end zone. Meanwhile; Tannehill today became just the fourth quarterback in league history to throw for at least 3,000 yards passing in each of his first four years, and he is on a 2015 pace to accrue his third consecutive 4,000 yard season. Remember, there are unconditionally loving children watching!

Miami ran the ball 26 times for 137 yards with Lamar Miller leading the way on 20 attempts for 113 yards. Though he did have a fumble on a first and ten from Miami's own 20 yard line (at the end of a 17 yard run) on the Dolphins second to last possession, that led to a Ravens potential game winning 55 yard field goal miss.

As Dan Campbell suggested in pointing out (actualities). ""We did what we had to do against a team like Baltimore, we played lights-out defense, and we ran the ball. Yea sure you want to complete more than 9 of 19 passes, but we had a few breakdowns, protection issues, drops that didn't help Ryan, but yea we got to be better. We want to be more productive in the pass game absolutely, but I don't want to watch Ryan Tannehill (one sack though hit a bunch) get his face beat-in back there, so we made sure that that didn't happen particularly versus a team like Baltimore, so we did what we had to do versus such an opponent. Zac did a good job calling the game especially for his first attempt in a good win against a good team. Maybe next week against a NY Giants team on Monday Night Football the game plan will be different. We're gonna be better in the pass game, we're gonna be better, we're gonna have productive plays there that are gonna help us, but I'll tell'ya what, this was the type of game we needed to beat a Baltimore team!""

A week long as well as a during the game rain storm left the field sloppy while both Dolphins and Ravens were flopping all over the field due to traction issues. To end a second quarter opening Ravens drive of nearly nine minutes, and 15 plays that covered 80 yards, Miami's defensive line had no issue with traction.
Baltimore needed one half a yard for a first down. With a second down from the Dolphins 2.5 yard line they ran up the middle once, twice, and then a determined third time on fourth down while gaining just 5 inches in three attempts as the Home Team Defense kept the game at zero to zero late in the first half. Just after Miami's near end of the first half twenty second scoring spurt of fifteen points, the Ravens drove 60 yards for a first half ending 38 yard field goal.

Baltimore opened the third quarter with a 6 play, 78 yard drive that ended with a screen pass and scamper of 41 yards for a touchdown to pull within 15 - 10. Three Ravens series later they managed a final field goal for a game score of 15 - 13. They missed (through 25 MPH gusts and rain) a fifty-five yard potential game winner with two and a third game minutes remaining.

The Dolphins intelligently ran all but 20 seconds off the clock, punted from within long field goal range, and gave the ball to a timeout deprived Baltimore Ravens. The Miami Dolphins Defense stood tall and ended what the mans man, tough guy Dan Campbell referred to as a "Gritty Performance" while he fought-off tears of pride during his post game locker room speech.


Thank You for reading, and as always we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!

MNF Versus the G-Men, GOFINS!!




2015 Negative Tendencies Doom Miami Dolphins Game, Season.

Other than in a few of what have now become glorious victories. From the seasons opening kickoff the Miami Dolphins have been schooled in shallow waters with an expected tide to return. Slow starts, play calling, penalties, injuries, bad snaps, offensive line play, no running game conviction, receiver drops, quarterback indecisiveness, defensive line play, tackling, coverage skills, and special teams blunders have coagulated into a mammal consuming blob.

The BLOB became even larger and more unidentifiable today as all the above combined took place again when the Dolphins made an appearance in New York to face Ryan (Joe Willie) FITZPATRICK and the inner-division rival Jets. A single target of fault cannot be painted on any one Dolphin individual for this particular games disgraceful display. Unless the artist had already named the rendering before kickoff, as only an ill Jarvis Landry executed efficiently exciting Miami Dolphin football.

All-Pro Center Mike Pouncey left the game early due to a foot injury while being replaced by rookie guard Jamil Douglas who has never played a game at center and proved as much in forcing Ryan Tannehill to pick the ball off his shoelaces in at least 15 instances. The timing of the quarterbacks first read often came with his eyes, from hip level, looking at his feet in trying to secure the snap off of his toes.

However, even before Pouncey went down. The Dolphins and their quarterback were off to their usual slow start as their first two series (of which both started in enemy territory) ended in three & out, and a Tannehill interception at the goal line. Miami ran the ball for a grand total of eight yards over the entirety of the first half with only four more second half rushing yards. The absence of Pouncey while (for a fourth straight game) the injured Ju'Waun James was replaced (cough, cough) at right tackle, and a lack of cohesion as well as untimely penalties have minimized offensive line efficiency in both the run & pass game of Miami.

On defense the Dolphins accrued one measly sack of the Jets quarterback with zero turnovers while Brent Grimes' stride and jumping ability resembled that of a waddling little person versus the Jets unworthy to be named big receiver. Fitzpatrick threw four touchdowns as two of them (along with a multitude of the plays along the way) made Grimes look oddly silly while the Dolphins defensive line and linebackers allowed 137 yards rushing on 34 attempts, and 411 total yards.

Needless to say as it has become the norm. Miami was down 14 - 0 at halftime, and 21 - Zipp twelve-plus minutes into the third quarter before a light finally flickered on their side of the scoreboard. Upon the previously mentioned lone interception of Tannehill's day, the Jets drove 72 yards on 12 plays to score their first quarter touchdown toss, and another 11 play 92 yard possession for their second touchdown toss that ended the half.

Miami's backup return man opened the third quarter with an ill-advised 19 yard return to the Dolphins 12. The Dolphins punted 16 yards and five plays later while the special teams again blundered in allowing a 58 yard return to the Miami 25. Seven plays later (Joe Willie) threw his third touchdown of the day and the score was 21 - Zilch.

Two Dolphin possessions later Miami in six plays drove 69 yards (49 of which belonged to Jarvis Landry), and scored their first "flickering of lights" seven on the day via Tannehill to that same Landry. The Jets final 3rd quarter series rolled over into the 4th quarter and ended with another scorching of number 21 to put the home team up 28 - 7. New York drove another 55 yards in 3 plays and scored a 35th point on a 31 yard run up the Miami gut. To end an 80 yard drive in 14 plays Tannehill threw a five yard touchdown to Greg Jennings (his first of the year), and the quarterbacks second touchdown pass of the day. A Jets field goal for a score of 38 - 14 preceded Tannehills third touchdown of the day, and a career first (with some nice moves) for rookie receiver Devante Parker.

Parker was second in receiving with 4 catches, 80 yards and a touchdown to Landry's 13 receptions for 165 with a touchdown while another rookie in running back Jay Ajayi was third with an impressive 4 receptions for 52 yards. The Dolphins season receiving leader Rishard Matthews was eliminated from the game (due to injury) on the opening series, and AGAIN, Miami ran for 12 yards over the games entirety! Tannehill was sacked three times, and (for the most part) scanned the field from within a gopher hole (due to bad snaps and pressure) while completing 33 of FIFTY-EIGHT attempts for three touchdowns and an interception. He also threw (from his own 40) an absolutely beautiful, perfectly placed 60 yard pass into the end zone to Kenny Stills who tried to fancy pants it with one hand for a blatant drop rather than ceasing the continued perception that number 17 can't hit the deep ball touchdown.

One would guess that come February? Someone new will inform offensive coordinator Bill Lazor that this is the NFL where everyone was a college star, and that he nor any other NFL team has a player so superior to all others on the field who can catch a two or fewer yard pass and consistently be expected to run circles around the opposition to gain another 8-plus yards for a first down! And his play calling (for the most part) expects as much from whomever the ball may be thrown to! It's beyond understanding! Why in long yardage situations do he and/or the quarterback rarely call for routes beyond the yard markers?

The Dolphins have now been beached, and once again have suffocated themselves with their last gasp for a turn of the tide!

Ohhhh-Well, guess there's always next year, like every other year to blow the entire world up, and start all over again? Just hope to survive it!

The 2016 search for and/or evaluations of administrative staffs, coordinators, coaches, players, free agents, and draft prospects has officially begun!

Thanks for reading, and we can't wait for your reasonably viable 2016 suggestions!

BRING-ON February, GOFINS!!!



Over the last couple of weeks the Patriots have lost three of their top four offensive weapons, and today a first time starter in Denver upended the mighty Tom Brady to knock them out of the undefeated conversation! Only offensive coordinator (hint, hint) Mike Shula's Panthers remain an undefeated threat! HAIL TO THE 72 MIAMI DOLPHINS!!



Miami Dolphins Can't Mend Broken Hearts, Lose To Dallas

For just the third time in the now eleven week NFL season, the Miami Dolphins attended a game on their own turf. Attended being the key word because the execution of plays was non-existent.

Miami ran forty offensive plays on ten possessions which equates to an average of four plays per series. The Dolphins most extensive play possession of the entire game was their first of the game which was that of just five plays for 29 yards and zero points. They had a 55 second, three play drive of 54 yards to score a touchdown just before halftime. As well, they had a second five play 58 yard touchdown scoring possession on their second series of the third quarter. Other than on two of those three possessions, Miami didn't score, nor did they have a series of more than four plays which is absolutely absurd while Dallas was just two minutes shy of holding the ball for twice as long as Miami.

Every time that Miami was able to execute a productive play from either side of the ball a penalty deleted the result while derailing every potential opportunity to make some sort of prolific splash. They mounted just nine first downs while converting a pitiful one of ten third down attempts. On Miami's first second half possession they went from first and ten near midfield to first and thirty before a single snap of the ball was completed in it's entirety, and they were down just 14 - 7 at the time thanks to the 55 second, three play Dolphin touchdown that ended the first half. Previous to that first half ending Miami touchdown, the Dolphins for the eighth time in ten games started out at a sloths pace and was trailing 14 - 0.

Miami's quarterback Ryan Tannehill from his own 8 yard line started off the Dallas scoring attack with a pick-six thrown to a linebacker that he obviously didn't see. A third down play that came to be at the end of the first quarter, (after an 18 yard Jay Ajayi run for a first down was nullified due to penalty). Though Miami's (Brent Grimes & rookie linebacker Neville Hewitt) picked off Tony Romo twice (to know avail) with a minus one and a plus 12 yard offensive series following those interceptions. The Dolphins defense itself was no better than the offense at executing a productive play that wasn't reversed as the Cowboys converted 50% of their 3rd and 4th down plays while Miami allowed several 3rd and double digit yard plays to be converted. Meanwhile, the Miami defense also had sacks erased from the box-score due to penalties elsewhere on the field in the instances of said defensive production.

The lone flickering offensive bright spots for the Dolphins that weren't nullified due to penalty came via the arm of Ryan Tannehill with the previously mentioned "end of the first half touchdown" throw of 12 yards to tight end Jordan Cameron to draw within 14 - 7. Another slight turn to the right of the dimmer switch came midway through the third quarter when Tannehill hit receiver Kenny Stills on a perfectly thrown semi-deep ball of 29 yards that was in the air for 40, and tied the score at 14 - 14.

Dallas answered shortly thereafter on their following series with an eight play 80 yard touchdown drive to end the 3rd quarter 21 - 14, and scored a 4th quarter field goal for a final score board result of Dallas 24 to Miami's 14.

With the leagues other AFC endings, The Dolphins blew a huge opportunity to get even with the conferences many 6th seeds who are at 5 - 5. One of those teams are the NY Jets who the Dolphins play next week in what could have been a battle for sole possession of second place in the AFC East. As is, Miami remains one game behind what is now four teams tied for the 6th seed at 5 - 5. One of those teams is the Houston Texans whom Miami destroyed just a few weeks ago, the others are Buffalo (if beaten by New England) on Monday night, Kansas City, and next weeks Dolphin opponent in the Jets. Unless those mentioned lose two games more than Miami over the remainder, the Dolphins will have to win out to potentially make the playoffs, and they may have to win out to win two more games than those mentioned.

Opening Poem from the movie thriller, The Fan.

"Excited and anxious I await my dream
To escape, applaud And embrace my team
Opening day I always can trust
It’s just for this high That I crazily lust
Return of our hero's Does brighten the days
Just briefly, our troubles Get lost in the haze
The grace from the field Arouses the crowd
Reflects on the days When I was quite proud
I’m more entranced Than the average fan
I used to play, you see And I know I still can
That time I drove the ball With such loft
My exit atop shoulders As they carried me off
This pastime and I Just fade into one
Expanded upon From father and son
My boy is young And awkward for now
I just need the time And can show him how
I really am quite close Just a break away
From straightening things out And being okay
I can help my team To regain its glory
With just a little twist To the same old story
Players say now They play for themselves
This causes a burning Within me that dwells
The fan is the one Who pays for the game
Which bestows all the riches And welcomed fame
The players will listen But really don’t hear
All the while just hiding Behind an invisible tear
I grow tired now of all this greed
And chart a course to set things free"

SORRY TO ALL THOSE THAT BLEED AQUA & ORANGE !!


Thank You for an open minded read, and we (sort'a) look forward to your angle of view ;)) !!


Though it never seems to make a difference, GOFINS :""( !!!

Miami Dolphins Fail To Lose, Simply Refuse To Quit !

Desiring a Miami Dolphin Victory on the road against a (winning 3 of the last 4 games) soaring Philadelphia Eagles team is easier said than done. From an execution point of view, Miami tried their hardest to satisfy the reasoning for some of their fans quitting on them. Fans that on numerous occasions have admittedly turned off their televisions upon calculating that a 16 - 3 first quarter deficit can only result in a 64 - 12 Dolphin loss. From within the hearts of those that wear the Aqua & Orange, due to the love of the game, loyalty to their fellow players, Dan Campbell, coaches, and franchise. The Miami Dolphins Team (of which the entire active roster got on the field in this game), simply refuse to quit!

On Miami's opening possession they scored with a field goal to take the lead. The Dolphins now at 4 - 5 have yet to lose a game that they've led at some point. Less than two minutes later they trailed by four points as the Eagles easily swooped down the field 58 yards for the go ahead touchdown.

Losing a ball out of the back of the end zone for a third consecutive games early safety against Miami had the Dolphins down by six points just five seconds later. The safety was the end result of one of those "execution point of view" mishaps as a fumbling, bumbling, indecisive kickoff return gave the visitors the ball at their own one yard line. Naturally, a first down drive hindering penalty (before the snap which has been par for the course) resulted in another half yard loss. On the first play ran, quarterback Ryan Tannehill was practically broke in half as he took a 20 MPH hit to the center of his spine from an untouched blindside blitz that forced the ball beyond the end-line. Miami started three of their series from within their own 3 yard line, and only five of their 14 possessions from beyond their own 20.

Philadelphia with what is now a 9 - 3 scoreboard advantage receive the (after a safety) free punt and drive to score a 16th point four minutes later as their slow as molasses 30 year old tight end has been grazing in a wide open pasture of nothing but grass for 90 yards on two possessions.

Hindering an answer to the onslaught, Miami follows with a five and out punt which gives the home team the ball with two first quarter minutes remaining. Four minutes later the home team has driven 57 yards but present Eagle (Caleb Sturgis) misses the 32 yard field goal attempt.

Inclined not to quit. The Dolphins defense and/or if not Ndamukong Suh by himself (two TFL's for minus 12 yards on the previous drive), and the forcing of a missed field goal has suddenly inspired the players to believe that hard work does indeed payoff. For those who refused to continue watching. A 16 - 3 first quarter deficit is never suggestive that the final score will be 64 - 12 as from here on out the Eagles scored just 3 points while Miami's defense accrued four sacks, forced four drive stopping fumbles (though they didn't recover them), blocked a punt, and had an end zone interception!!! Miami's offense too is suddenly motivated, and drives 74 yards for a 22 yard field goal to pull within ten points at 16 - 6 with little more than half the second quarter ticks to go.

Never say Never as The Miami Dolphins (rookie Zach Vigil) blocks the Eagles following possessions punt to take control at the home teams 12 yard line and pull within 16 - 13 two plays later with a Tannehill screen to Lamar Miller for the touchdown. Two Philadelphia punts surrounded by two Dolphin punts ends the first half.

So. Does a 16 - 13 halftime deficit automatically determine that the game will end with a 32 - 26 Dolphin loss? NOPE! The third quarter amounts to three Philadelphia punts surrounded by two Miami punts. The Dolphins third series of the third quarter goes for 87 yards on seven plays and ends five seconds into the fourth quarter with a Tannehill to Jarvis Landry four yard touchdown reception for Miami's 20th game winning points to Philadelphia's 16. The Eagles scored a 19th point on their next series, and drove to the Dolphins 9 yard line two possessions after that before a Rashad Jones end zone interception sealed the deal. A Dolphin punt and Eagles loss of possession on downs resulted in Miami closing the game in 20 - 19 VICTORY FORMATION!

ALL 46 ACTIVE MIAMI DOLPHIN PLAYERS GOT ON THE FIELD, CONTRIBUTED, and NEVER QUIT!

Thank You for an Open-Minded Read, and we look forward to your never quitting angle of view : )) !!

GO DOLPHINS!!!





OFFICIALS THROW MIAMI DOLPHINS FOR A LOSS

I’d say I’m sorry for this rant, but I’m not…

The Miami Dolphins paid dearly for Ndamukong Suh’s inability to maintain his poise on a terrible non-call. Referee Carl Cheffers did not blow the whistle when Suh clearly held Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor in his grasp on third-and-4 from the Miami 34 late in the third quarter. Suh vehemently yelled at the official, “call that dead or I’m going to slam the fuck out of him next time.” Cheffers did not turn off the mike and the exchange was broadcast live.

“I’m going to slam the fuck out of him next time.”

The problem is, Suh would have been called for unsportsmanlike conduct had he continued the play and slammed Taylor to the ground. Carl Cheffers had an obligation to make the “in the grasp” call or force Suh to take matters into his own hands. The NFL has fined Suh repeatedly for slamming QBs to the ground, while Suh has been trained his entire football career to play through the whistle. The one time Suh attempted to conform to the kinder, gentler NFL, the official failed to make the proper call costing Miami a sack and a forced punt.

Suh, could no longer contain the frustration of being held on every single play and not getting the calls. Holding was actually called on that play, but the damage was done. Suh made the critical mistake of challenging Cheffers on what should have been intentional grounding at the least. Holding penalties in the NFL may be the biggest farce in professional sports. Offensive linemen hold on every down in one form or another, in fact they are trained to hold, but the calls are completely arbitrary.

Man Campbell elected to take the holding penalty hoping his defense could force a punt instead of giving Buffalo a field goal. Again Ndamukong Suh broke through the offensive line and was stretching for Tyrod Taylor. The offensive lineman’s hands were exposed, a fistful of Suh’s jersey clutched in his grasp, Suh’s shoulder-pad torn from his sleeve, but Cheffers never pulled out the flag. While Suh was being twisted around and pulled to the ground, Taylor completed a long touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins pushing the Bills lead to 26-14.

Clearly Cheffers was angry Suh had challenged him and allowed his personal emotions to dictate the outcome of a football game. Officials becoming emotionally involved lose their ability to be objective observers, their decisions or indecisions weigh heavily on the final score. What Suh did the play before should never have a bearing on the impartiality of the officiating. Cheffers was wrong, and his anger with Suh changed the complexion of an NFL football game.

With one score Miami could have led, but one emotional non-call by the official gave Buffalo a two score advantage in a closely contested game. Of course, Buffalo players, coaches and fans will deride any thought of the officials playing a part in their dirty little victory. The Dolphins can never mumble a word, but Miami fans…

We can write whatever we want and like Ndamukong, not give a fuck about what the NFL or Buffalo fans think.

Cheffers dictated the outcome of the game…

I’ve spent the morning reading through several Miami Dolphin sites and local newspaper sites, the writers knew they could not put in print what they saw with their own eyes. They wrote things like, “questionable officiating,” or “mysterious non-call.” Writers cannot directly call out the golden goose that keeps them employed and they know it. Yet fan comments following the articles all said about the same thing, “Why bother watching these games?”

I didn’t see the final quarter.

I turned it off…

I’ve been a Miami Dolphin fan since I have a memory but I’d had enough. It wasn’t the non-call of course, if you’re a Miami fan you’ve grown used to getting the worst officiating and worst announcing crews…

When the QB misses the opening snap causing a safety, we know what kind of day it's going to be… Man Campbell will now hear all about how he’s not ready to be a head coach, but it’s not Campbell. The chances were there for the Dolphins, the QB could not make the proper reads on the 3rd down when the team desperately needed it. The QB could not find the open receiver or run to a wide open field when team desperately needed a score from the one yard-line at the half.

The QB was okay, look at the stats, 309 yards, no picks…

When teams get to the state of the Miami Dolphins, the turnaround can only come from greatness. It can’t come from “OK” it can’t even come from good. Good may be able to overcome a botched snap or poor officiating but “OK” does not have a chance.

The Miami schedule has six of the opening 9 games on the road and one of the three supposed “home games” was in London! The team was forced to travel on a short week Thursday, fifteen hundred miles to play the best team in the league. Let’s continue to add this up… The worst officiating crews, the worst announcers, the worst schedule and Miami fans are called whiners whenever anyone attempts to put these inequities into words.

Well to paraphrase Ndamukong Suh, “I’m going to slam the fuck out of the NFL” and I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. The league routinely puts the best crews on what they perceive as the best games. That means if your team is the Miami Dolphins or the Tampa Bay Bucs or any other lowly ranked team, you’re going to get the worst officials and be forced to sit through the worst commentators. You’re going to get the worst schedule and you’re going to be called a whiner for pointing it out…

Great, we’re whiners, but has the league taken notice of the dwindling Miami fan base? Call the fans whiners, laugh it up, but I wonder how many teams they can fit in LA? Vegas wants a team, London already has a home team, just the jerseys change color every other week…

I turned it off…

I turned off because the worst officiating crew, the worst announcers and the worst schedule have defeated me. I no longer want to watch or listen. My kids won’t sit in the same room with me, my wife goes shopping and quite frankly, I could be spending this time much more wisely.

I am willing to bet Miami will be given another Super Bowl soon… This is the price the owner had to pay to host the game in Miami. He basically sold out his team, subjected the fans and his players to the most infuriating concoction of NFL screw-brew, the worst officiating crews, the worst announcers, the worst schedule.

Is the Super Bowl in any way about the Miami Dolphin fans? How many local fans could possibly attend the most expensive game on earth? This has nothing to do with the Miami Dolphins and everything to do with the owner, and his stadium. His team certainly has no shot at the game…

I don’t think he cares.

Neither do it.

I turned it off…

OFFICIALS THROW MIAMI DOLPHINS FOR A LOSS

I’d say I’m sorry for this rant, but I’m not…

The Miami Dolphins paid dearly for Ndamukong Suh’s inability to maintain his poise on a terrible non-call. Referee Carl Cheffers did not blow the whistle when Suh clearly held Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor in his grasp on third-and-4 from the Miami 34 late in the third quarter. Suh vehemently yelled at the official, “call that dead or I’m going to slam the fuck out of him next time.” Cheffers did not turn off the mike and the exchange was broadcast live.

“I’m going to slam the fuck out of him next time.”

The problem is, Suh would have been called for unsportsmanlike conduct had he continued the play and slammed Taylor to the ground. Carl Cheffers had an obligation to make the “in the grasp” call or force Suh to take matters into his own hands. The NFL has fined Suh repeatedly for slamming QBs to the ground, while Suh has been trained his entire football career to play through the whistle. The one time Suh attempted to conform to the kinder, gentler NFL, the official failed to make the proper call costing Miami a sack and a forced punt.

Suh, could no longer contain the frustration of being held on every single play and not getting the calls. Holding was actually called on that play, but the damage was done. Suh made the critical mistake of challenging Cheffers on what should have been intentional grounding at the least. Holding penalties in the NFL may be the biggest farce in professional sports. Offensive linemen hold on every down in one form or another, in fact they are trained to hold, but the calls are completely arbitrary.

Man Campbell elected to take the holding penalty hoping his defense could force a punt instead of giving Buffalo a field goal. Again Ndamukong Suh broke through the offensive line and was stretching for Tyrod Taylor. The offensive lineman’s hands were exposed, a fistful of Suh’s jersey clutched in his grasp, Suh’s shoulder-pad torn from his sleeve, but Cheffers never pulled out the flag. While Suh was being twisted around and pulled to the ground, Taylor completed a long touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins pushing the Bills lead to 26-14.

Clearly Cheffers was angry Suh had challenged him and allowed his personal emotions to dictate the outcome of a football game. Officials becoming emotionally involved lose their ability to be objective observers, their decisions or indecisions weigh heavily on the final score. What Suh did the play before should never have a bearing on the impartiality of the officiating. Cheffers was wrong, and his anger with Suh changed the complexion of an NFL football game.

With one score Miami could have led, but one emotional non-call by the official gave Buffalo a two score advantage in a closely contested game. Of course, Buffalo players, coaches and fans will deride any thought of the officials playing a part in their dirty little victory. The Dolphins can never mumble a word, but Miami fans…

We can write whatever we want and like Ndamukong, not give a fuck about what the NFL or Buffalo fans think.

Cheffers dictated the outcome of the game…

I’ve spent the morning reading through several Miami Dolphin sites and local newspaper sites, the writers knew they could not put in print what they saw with their own eyes. They wrote things like, “questionable officiating,” or “mysterious non-call.” Writers cannot directly call out the golden goose that keeps them employed and they know it. Yet fan comments following the articles all said about the same thing, “Why bother watching these games?”


I didn’t see the final quarter.

I turned it off…

I’ve been a Miami Dolphin fan since I have a memory but I’d had enough. It wasn’t the non-call of course, if you’re a Miami fan you’ve grown used to getting the worst officiating and worst announcing crews…

When the QB misses the opening snap causing a safety, we know what kind of day it's going to be… Man Campbell will now hear all about how he’s not ready to be a head coach, but it’s not Campbell. The chances were there for the Dolphins, the QB could not make the proper reads on the 3rd down when the team desperately needed it. The QB could not find the open receiver or run to a wide open field when team desperately needed a score from the one yard-line at the half.

The QB was okay, look at the stats, 309 yards, no picks…

When teams get to the state of the Miami Dolphins, the turnaround can only come from greatness. It can’t come from “OK” it can’t even come from good. Good may be able to overcome a botched snap or poor officiating but “OK” does not have a chance.

The Miami schedule has six of the opening 9 games on the road and one of the three supposed “home games” was in London! The team was forced to travel on a short week Thursday, fifteen hundred miles to play the best team in the league. Let’s continue to add this up… The worst officiating crews, the worst announcers, the worst schedule and Miami fans are called whiners whenever anyone attempts to put these inequities into words.

Well to paraphrase Ndamukong Suh, “I’m going to slam the fuck out of the NFL” and I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. The league routinely puts the best crews on what they perceive as the best games. That means if your team is the Miami Dolphins or the Tampa Bay Bucs or any other lowly ranked team, you’re going to get the worst officials and be forced to sit through the worst commentators. You’re going to get the worst schedule and you’re going to be called a whiner for pointing it out…

Great, we’re whiners, but has the league taken notice of the dwindling Miami fan base? Call the fans whiners, laugh it up, but I wonder how many teams they can fit in LA? Vegas wants a team, London already has a home team, just the jerseys change color every other week…

I turned it off…

I turned off because the worst officiating crew, the worst announcers and the worst schedule have defeated me. I no longer want to watch or listen. My kids won’t sit in the same room with me, my wife goes shopping and quite frankly, I could be spending this time much more wisely.

I am willing to bet Miami will be given another Super Bowl soon… This is the price the owner had to pay to host the game in Miami. He basically sold out his team, subjected the fans and his players to the most infuriating concoction of NFL screw-brew, the worst officiating crews, the worst announcers, the worst schedule.


Is the Super Bowl in any way about the Miami Dolphin fans? How many local fans could possibly attend the most expensive game on earth? This has nothing to do with the Miami Dolphins and everything to do with the owner, and his stadium. His team certainly has no shot at the game…

I don’t think he cares.

Neither do it.

I turned it off…

The Miami Dolphins Outclassed by the Patriots

Challenging the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium on Prime Time TV proved too large for fledgling head coach Dan Campbell and shaky Miami Dolphin quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The cards were stacked against the Dolphins; a short week, the reigning NFL champion, four time SB winning coach, the league’s best QB and a packed house all conspiring to suck the wind from Miami’s sails.

NFL schedule makers could not hope for a more predictable easy New England victory…

The league’s best team held court in its lofty aerie… Foolish minions, attempting to storm a fortress that has not seen an October loss in over ten years, conjures David versus Goliath. The Miami Dolphins got to see the-view-from-the-top firsthand and know how far they must climb to reach the pinnacle.

From the opening drive, Brady and the Patriot’s offense set the Dolphin defense on its heels. The score came far too easy and perhaps the confidence Miami brought to the game wavered early. Getting Brady off his spot proved elusive as footballs flashed across the field in rapid succession. The Dolphins knew Brady would come out slinging five yard lasers but it was his ability to always find the mismatch that stifled the Miami defense.

It is hard to reconcile Ryan Tannehill’s inconsistency week to week when watching Brady’s mastery of the position. Baffling interceptions seem to come exactly when the team is gravely in need of a champion. Great performances mean little when followed by rotten eggs billowing gaseous sulfuric stench from Foxborough all the way to Miami.


Brady commandeered the position from Drew Bledsoe and led New England to the Super Bowl in his second season. Miami fans mope through another awful QB performance wondering if Tannehill's good will ever overcome his bad…

The bad got worse when Cameron Wake sustained an Achilles tendon injury late in the third quarter and former first-round pick offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James was carted off in the first half, neither returned. The Dolphins precarious offensive line depth could not stand the test, as the Miami running game ground to a halt producing, only 15 yards in 13 carries.

It was a typical Bill Belichick game plan… The Dolphins wondered which player Billy Genius would take away when Belichick simply attacked the running game begging Tannehill to beat him. It was the formula well used at the end of last season and proved just as effective. Without a running game, Tannehill could not put the team on his back and win the football game, it’s that simple.


The sick fact is, over the past 10 seasons, the Patriots are 4-0 when at least 80 percent of their plays are passes… The rest of the NFL is 3-109 over that time! (Thanks whoever I stole that from!)

Belichick re-exposed the weakness in Miami and the old films will resurface. Shut down the run and force Tannehill to win with his arm. Dominating on the offensive front early solves the issue, but when the defense knows the strategy it’s easy to game plan and Belichick was right on it.


Our Man Campbell knows what’s in store, and hopefully will not have to work without right tackle Ja'Wuan James.

The Dolphin defense did not play as bad a game as the score would indicate. A botched snap by Mike Pouncey led to a safety and a constant Patriot field position advantage caused short fields the entire night. Miami held New England to nine points for most of the first half, but the offense offered no help. Belichick and Brady are famous for getting defensive mismatches and speeding up the game to keep defenses from adjusting.

The disappointing loss will leave a bitter taste in Man Campbell’s mouth but the long week helps Miami face two consecutive road games. How the Dolphins respond to the loss in the New England will determine their relevancy for the remainder of the season.


Going through Brady and Belichick twice each season places a severe burden on teams in the AFC East. No other division in the NFL has been dominated by a single team and that lack of domination allows different teams to rise. Miami knows climbing the mountain only leads to the impenetrable fortress on top but it cannot be the deterrent for a gradual climb.

Teams will begin shutting the run game down from the onset and the Miami Dolphin’s fate will follow Ryan Tannehill’s right arm. The fairness of that assessment is irrelevant. The cruel reality of playing in the AFC East is irrelevant. The NFL is a bottom line league and the bottom line question for Miami is, can the team can ride Ryan Tannehill when a defense takes away the run game? Unfortunately the answer has not been favorable to this point in Tannehill’s career.

If Man Campbell wishes to be a successful NFL head coach he will have to solve this problem for the sake of his own career. Campbell is the ninth Miami HC since Don Shula and each coach has lacked the one ingredient separating them from Shula and Bill Belichick, for that matter, a great quarterback.

The clock is running out on Ryan Tannehill. The next several games will define his career and unfortunately it may also determine whether Campbell is the coach in Miami next season. In the fourth season, there can no longer be a learning curve. There can no longer be a couple great games followed by an odorous rotten egg. Mediocrity is another definition for inconsistency and in the NFL, there is no middle ground.

Man Campbell and Ryan Tannehill were left wounded at the bottom of mountain…


Foolish minions, attempting to storm the fortress like David taking on Goliath. A lucky sling will not slay this giant. Consistency every game is the only match for the precision emanating from the fortress above.

Waiting for its emergence season after season is not only foolish; it’s the definition of insanity…

Dan (TEX) Campbell's Miami Dolphins Strike Oil Versus Texans

The Miami Dolphins quickly got into Whoop-Ass mode for a second consecutive game under recently instated (interim?) Head Coach Dan Campbell. Houston's Texans found themselves down on the scoreboard by 35 - Zipp in the first half before executing their initial first down of the game as Miami's defense forced them into six consecutive three and outs to start the game. The Texans seventh possession of two plays was intercepted and returned by Rashad Jones for a Pik-Six Touchdown, and the 35 - ZERO Dolphin lead.

Miami's offense (best NFL yardage output in a half since 1991) fell just a few yards short of the 400 yard mark over the first half while they rushed for more than last weeks game total of 180 yards. The Dolphins Franchise Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes in the first half with three of them to (Rishard Matthews, Jarvis Landry, Lamar Miller) being of the 50 plus yard variety.

Tannehill also broke franchise as well as historical league records with his 25th consecutive completion. He converted his final seven attempts last week while going 18 of 18 thru the midway point of this weeks fourth quarter while his first and only incompletion on this day was a drop.


Upon taking the Texans first punt at the Miami 12 yard line, the Dolphins on five plays and three first downs quickly moved to their own 47. From there, on first and ten Tannehill threw an inside slant strike of oil to Rishard Matthews who sped untouched through a swarm of defenders for the 53 yard TOUCHDOWN and 7 - 0 Dolphin lead.

Houston then surrounded a Miami three and out with two more of their own and the Dolphins started to drill at midfield. On first and ten, Tannehill hit pay-dirt with a 12 yard out to Jarvis Landry on the left sideline who then juked the first defender, took a Bee-Line to the opposite sidelines while avoiding several tackles as his offensive line caught up to form the wall of China and lead him into the end zone for the fifty yard TOUCHDOWN score of 14 - 0.

After a fourth consecutive Texan three and out. Miami from the Houston 47 moved the ball to the oppositions 16 yard line on a first down Lamar Miller run of 29 yards. On third and four to go, Tannehill drilled a ten yard TOUCHDOWN pass to a wide open Jarvis Landry for the 21 - 0 Dolphin scoreboard advantage.


A fifth consecutive Houston three and out punt gave the home team Dolphins the ball at their own 17 yard line with two first quarter minutes remaining. On five plays and three first downs Miami moved the rig to their 44 by the first quarters end. Less than a minute into the second quarter on 2nd and 8. Tannehill while "shootin at some food" hit a "bubbling crude" with a screen pass to Lamar Miller who exploded for a 54 yard TOUCHDOWN and 28 - 0 gold.

Just fourteen seconds later. On the Texans sixth "touch" of the ball which included one incomplete pass that preceded their second play of a Rashad Jones (his second in as many weeks) 23 yard "full gainer with a half twist back-flip" into the end zone for a Pik-Six TOUCHDOWN and a score of 35 - ZILCH.


A seventh consecutive Houston "touch" that went three and out was followed by a Miami punt and a 15 play loss on downs Texan drive of 66 yards. With a 35 - 0 lead the Dolphins had the Texan's in four down territory before halftime and took possession at their own 9 yard line. On first down Miller ran for 6 yards. On second down Lamar Miller busted the barrels seams with an 85 yard TOUCHDOWN burst of oil To'Da'House for a MIAMI DOLPHINS 41 to NOTHING explosion of digital lights at halftime.


With a 41 - 0 halftime lead and another Dolphin game in just four days on Thursday, at New England. Dan Campbell made an intelligent decision to rest (for the upcoming game) many of his starters over the second half versus the Texans while allowing numerous players of depth to get some in game experience. Though the Texans scored 26 second half garbage time points on Miami's (for the most part) backups, their scores were still highly contested. Other than Tannehill, Miami (for the most part) played with his second string running backs and receivers for the second half as rookie kicker Andrew Franks kicked a 53 yard field goal for the Dolphins only second half score and 44 - 26 MIAMI DOLPHIN VICTORY!


Ndamukong Suh had three TFL's (tackles for loss) while also accruing his first two 2015 sacks on back to back plays near the end of the games first half while Cam Wake also tabulated two more first half sacks, his sixth in two games. Houston had 71 rushing yards on 25 game attempts.

Rashad Jones got another Pik-Six and led the team in tackles.

Lamar Miller had 236 offensive yards with 14 rush attempts for One Hundred Seventy Five Yards that included an 85 yard touchdown run, and 3 receptions for 61 yards of which one (on a screen pass) went for 54 yards and another touchdown.

Jarvis Landry led the receivers with 5 catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns (with one being of 50 yards). Rishard Matthews and Lamar Miller were both close behind Landry's receiving yardage output, and each of them also had a receiving touchdown of length.

Ryan Tannehill passed for 282 yards in going 18 for 19 and four touchdowns with three of over 50 yards (while breaking history's NFL record of consecutive passes completed) with his 25th successive completion.

The Miami Dolphins Team netted 503 offensive yards on 59 plays with 248 coming via the ground attack on 35 attempts as the home team held possession for 32:05.

Upon widdeling their way back to the shack of Dan Campbell the Dolphins came to the door of a mansion and are presently living in the lap of his luxury!

Thank You for an open-minded read, and we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!

GOFINS!!!










Miami Dolphins, Campbell's Soup, Mmmm-Mmmm GOOD

One Serving Heating Instructions;

Open One Can of specially blended Whoop-Ass Campbell's Soup, bring to boil, add spices of four takeaways, six sacks, five touchdowns with a field goal for the most Miami Dolphin points in six years, and serve with gatorade bath for Victorious Nutrition.

Upon a third straight loss two weeks ago a new Texas born interim sheriff by the name of Dan Campbell was designated to lead the town of Miami from dysfunction. On his very first day he brought the towns people into the streets and put them head to head in a wild west style shootout referred to as the Oklahoma drill which was intended to leave only the best men alive while also re-uniting those left standing. A fortnight later. The 2015 Miami Dolphins that even the most pessimistic of town-folk expected on the field of play this season finally came to fight on this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

To this point of a four game season the Dolphins had only led a game for mere minutes of a week one win. On this fifth Sunday, they led from the opening gun and never looked back at the carnage left lying between the hash marks. Miami took it's game opening drive 80 yards on 7 plays in 4:21 for a Jarvis Landry end-around TOUCHDOWN of 22 yards and a 7 - 0 lead.

The Titans fought back with a 10 play, 61 yard drive in 5:11 of their own that resulted in a field goal of 37 yards to pull within four points at 7 - 3. Miami returned the favor 5:22 later with a 10 play, 68 yard drive and Dolphins 30 yard field goal to end the first quarter with a 10 - 3 lead.

In four games plus one quarter, The Miami Dolphins Defense had accrued just one (opening day) quarterback sack on the season, but that was about to drastically change. On the Titans next drive which started at their own 20, in 3 plays with the aid of an unnecessary roughness penalty quickly moved to the Dolphins 41 yard line. On a 2nd down with 5 yards to go, a hindered by a hamstring injury till this day Cameron Wake notched his first sack of the season. Miami had stopped the following 3rd down play though a bogus roughing the passer penalty gave the Titans a first down at Miami's 33. Two plays later on a 3rd & 5, Wake sacked the opposing quarterback for a second time on the drive and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Dolphins Jelani Jenkins while the referee's suggested that it was an incomplete pass. Miami's new Head Coach threw the first red flag of his career and won the challenge that returned possession to the Dolphins at their own 27 yard line.

On the third play from the Dolphins 49, a Ryan Tannehill pass that glanced off the hands of tight end Jordan Cameron resulted in an interception and return to Miami's 29 yard line. On the fourth play of the Titans ensuing possession, Cameron Wake engulfed the Tennessee Quarterback for the third time on the day while forcing yet another fumble that was recovered and returned 31 yards to the Titans 34 by Jamar Taylor . Seven plays later Dolphin running back Lamar Miller scored his first TOUCHDOWN of the year from seven yards out for a Miami scoreboard lead of 17 - 3.

With 5:07 first half minutes remaining the Titans marched down to the Miami 31 yard line in 3 minutes on seven plays. On the eighth play Olivier Vernon gathered his first sack of the season of minus 12 yards (Miami's fourth sack of the day) that pushed Tennessee out of field goal range at the 2 minute warning, and forced a Titans punt two plays later.

Upon Dan Campbell's first interview as Miami's head coach, he suggested that the Dolphins will no-longer be conservative from either side of the ball. (If he hadn't already). He proved as much with a 17 point lead and 1:40 to go in the first half from his own 6 yard line as the Dolphins drove 62 yards in 10 plays to the Titans 32 before a miscommunication between Tannehill and Cameron resulted in an interception with 23 first half seconds to go. On Tennessee's second play, Cam Wake ended the half with his fourth sack of the day and season as Miami went to the tunnel with a fourteen point lead at 17 - 3.

Early in the second quarter (21 minutes into the game), The Miami Dolphins had accrued 181 yards of offense. By halftime they had mounted 275 total offensive yards with 144 coming via the ground attack and 100 of that coming from Lamar Miller while the defense accumulated five sacks and two fumble recoveries in allowing just 3 Titan points as Tennessee fans booed their home team off the field.


Upon Tennessee's opening second half drive of 32 yards on 6 plays, the Dolphins linebackers Jelani Jenkins (-5), and Koa Misi (-9) notched-up two TFL's (tackles for loss) in a 3 play span to force a Titans punt. Miami followed with a stalled five play possession of 19 yards, and Tennessee fair caught the punt at their own 13 yard line. On the 5th play of a 14 yard possession Miami's star safety Rashad Jones intercepted the Titans star quarterback which he returned To'Da'House with an end zone full-gainer with a half twist dive for a Pik-Six TOUCHDOWN and 24 - 3 Dolphin scoreboard advantage.

After exchanging three and outs, with 2:14 remaining on the third quarter clock the Titans took the ball from their own 48 and into the Miami end zone in five plays to pull within 14 at 24 - 10 as the third quarter ended.

Miami followed with their second consecutive three and out (for zero yards) from their own 22 yard line, and things started to get a bit sketchy as the Titans returned the punt along with a Miami penalty to the Dolphins 37. "Started to get a bit sketchy", but on the Titans first play, a pass to the end zone was brilliantly intercepted by the one and only Brent Grimes.

The Dolphins after dominating throughout quickly realized how close they came to letting the Titans back into the game, and threw a second can of Campbell's Soup (Special Whoop-Ass Blend) onto the burner.

From their own 3 yard line on first and ten, Tannehill threw a 38 yard dart down the sidelines to Kenny Stills, followed by a 24 yard pass to Rishard Matthews, and a 13 yard pass to Jarvis Landry to the Titans 22. A holding penalty on the next play pushed them back to the 32. On first and 20 from the 32, Tannehill hit for 12 yards the newly re-acquired running back Jonas Gray who followed that with 3 successive runs of 7, 6, and 5 yards to the Tennessee 2 yard line. On second and Goal To Go, (another key ingredient) to everything that Miami wants to do on offense made his first significant play since being injured and off the active roster since the first quarter of week one. With half of the 4th quarter ticks to go Ryan Tannehill hit the wide-open Tight End Dion Sims for a TOUCHDOWN and 31 - 10 visitors advantage.

At this point Tennessee was in four down territory no-matter where they might be on the field, and followed the Miami touchdown with a five and out on downs for 21 yards. The Dolphins took over possession at the Titans 47 yard line, and didn't take their foot off the gas as they went that same 47 yards on 7 plays. Tannehill hits Jordan Cameron for 12 yards and "Another Miami Dolphins TOUCHDOWN" for a 38 - 10 VICTORY!


When all was said and done.
Miami's defense had sacked Marcus Mariota six times (four via Cam Wake which included two forced fumbles) recovered by (Jelani Jenkins and Jamar Taylor), and picked him off twice with one via (Brent Grimes) and the other (Rashad Jones) being for a Pik-Six To'Da'House .

Ryan Tannehill (with the return of Left tackle Brandon Albert and Tight End Dion Sims) was sacked just twice, and had two interceptions of not entirely (if at all) his fault. The Dolphins had no other turnovers.

Tannehill went 22 of 29 for 266 yards with two touchdown passes while Mariota went 21 of 33 for 219 yards with one touchdown pass.

Lamar Miller rushed for 113 yards on 19 game attempts (with 100 yards in the first half) and a touchdown, while others shared the second halves remaining 13 attempts. Rishard Matthews led through the air with six catches for 85 yards, Kenny Stills had the long reception of the day for 38 yards from Miami's own 3 yard line while Tight Ends Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims scored touchdowns.

The Dolphins accrued 434 total net offensive yards with 180 coming via the ground attack on 32 attempts (20 more opportunities on average than they had been offering). The Titans gathered 299 total yards with just 63 coming on the ground (100 fewer on average than Miami's defense had been allowing over the season's first four games). Ndamukong Suh caused pressure all day, and deflected two passes at the line of scrimmage. Miami held possession for nearly four minutes longer than Tennessee.

Here's to Dan Campbell, his new staff, and the real MIAMI DOLPHINS!
Thank You and CONGRATULATIONS!

THANK YOU for an open-minded read, and we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!

GOFINS!!!








The Miami Dolphins Make Stars Ordinary

The answer will be apparent before the season is over...

The question, is the issue players or coaches?


This team has not reached it's potential for the last umpteen years as every Miami fan is well aware. The coaching train just left the station leaving players like Cameron Wake, Mike Pouncey and Ryan Tannehill, bred into Joe Philbin's system to be the leaders of this football team.

I would have to conclude they failed as much as Philbin and his staff...


Wake disappears for entire games and most notably in crunch time when one play can make the difference between winning and losing. Let's face it, Tannehill has very little "IT" factor when it comes to rising above the situation and willing his team to win. Pouncey's impact is hard to determine because of the nature of the trenches, but I don't see the line fired up to win at the line of scrimmage.

The brain-trust brought in Ndamukong Suh to be a leader who elevates his teammates on the defensive line...


Is it is automatic to think, as our friend Mater (Randy) has written many times, that Miami makes stars ordinary?

Miami makes stars ordinary...


If I'm the coach of this team, or the GM, or the owner, I want to know why Miami makes stars ordinary. Do you think SF looks a little silly now for letting Jim Harbaugh walk? Was Ray Lewis really the incinerator for the Ravens? Did Don Shula really make that much difference? It almost seems greatness comes down to one man's desire being infectious enough to carry over to the rest of the team.

Personally I think it's Tom Brady and not Belichick, though having two is a damn sin!


Is this what's missing in Miami, a dynamic personality capable of making these players rise to the occasion. It's clear you can't buy it (Suh), it's clear you can't teach it (Tannehill). So it's not money, it's not talent, it's that special will inside of some men who can lead others to rise above their own expectations.

Football, more than any other factor, is a game of emotion. Think about the last time you punched someone in the face...


Think about how much emotion was stirred within you that led you to do something so drastic as to punch another person. Now relate that to the football field. The object of the game is to punch another man in the face and you better damn well have more emotion or you are going to get your ass kicked...

That is the missing key in Miami. The city may have a seedy underside, but the team, the owner, the players all walk among the rich and famous. The stadium is a catering ground for the opulent. Raw, I-will-punch-your-face emotion, is missing and in reality, frowned upon.

Somehow, the Dolphins must rekindle the emotion that leads to violence on the football field. Dan Campbell could be a step in the right direction, but when I think about Nick Saban, my overwhelming impression was that Saban could not motivate rich pampered athletes to make the emotional investment needed to win football games.

If you were given several million dollars and told to run out and risk your life and limbs, would you do it with the same passion as it took to obtain those millions of dollars? This is the quandary of professional football... It takes a special leader to make people do these things when they get paid whether they do them or not.

For the love of the game is the only answer...


Tom Brady loves the game of football, he loves it enough to will his team to win.

Ray Lewis loved the game of football enough to will his team to win...

Where are you ghost of Shula past?

When will you roam the sidelines
again in Miami?

I invoke the great Gods of football and Riverdog looking down from above...


Bring a great leader back to Miami...

Make a star extraordinary

Miami Dolphins Promote From Within

On Monday after an approximate 24 hour period which included 16 elapsed hours of travel-time back to American soil from a Sunday home game loss at London's Wembley Stadium. The extremely lackadaisical 1 - 3 Miami Dolphins had decided to go out with the old and in with the new coaching staff. It all started with the firing of a (though well respected), Ho-Humm 54 year old head coach Joe Philbin while promoting an invigorated 39 year old Tight-End coach Dan Campbell.

Campbell is a mountainous 6 - 5, 265 pound NFL tight-end just 6 years removed from his playing career of ten years, and appears as though he could put a serious hurt'in on any man that feels the urge to test him. Though while being a player not too long ago he can more easily relate to a players conundrums than could a frail guy who some may have suggested couldn't fight his own way out of a paper bag.

The present (Interim) Head Coach Dan Campbell has been with Miami as a 2010 intern as well as 2011 tight end coach under the Bill Parcells regime, and remained at that position from 2012 through week four of 2015 under the most recently fired head coach. Big-Dan also played under head coach Parcell's at Dallas for three years in 2003/4/5 while listing him as his number one influence, and his personality is proof of as much as it will clearly be his way or the highway while he suggested that The Miami Dolphins will no longer be a conservative franchise from either side of the ball.

The higher-ups (in a non-conservative approach) gave Campbell immediate control of doing as he pleases with his remaining staff, and fewer than another 48 hours had passed before he had promoted most all the offensive coaches that he had been previously riding the small bus with. His tight-end coaching spot had obviously been vacated, so on Wednesday he filled that position with Miami's 3 year assistant quarterback coach Ben Johnson. A first year Dolphin coach who was an 11 year NFL starting offensive lineman and nine game playoff starter between (1998 - 2008) Mike Wahle will be his assistant.

Miami's Wide Receiver coach in his fourth year Ken O'Keefe was promoted to senior offensive assistant. An NFL coach of the last (32 consecutive NFL years) Al Saunders (right) has also been brought in from afar to aid as a second senior offensive assistant and/or consultant to the bewildered remaining offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Saunders over his career has served at every offensive coaching position that exist including coordinator, so he can't possibly not be an asset to a (thus-far) ineffective unit. Dan Campbell say's that the passing game that Lazor has been trying to implement is truly the design of and ownership belongs to Al Saunders.

Along with the previous 72 hours that it took to fly from London, promote Dan Campbell, and for him to infiltrate his preferred personnel to the side of the ball of his expertise.

In the Co-Main event. It took one more additional 24 hour period till Thursday for Miami and Campbell to check under rocks unsuccessfully for outsider defensive coaching possibilities before dump-trucking the Dolphins much maligned Defensive Coordinator Kevin Coyle. Coyle's complex though ultra-conservative defensive strategy has accrued just one sack in four 2015 games while ranking 30th in yards allowed, and 32nd/last in rushing yards permitted with a star-studded defensive-line unit severely questioning the defensive coordinator's play from your heals approach.

An NFL 10 year starting corner back and third year Miami Dolphin defensive assistant Jeff Burris has been upgraded to corner backs coach in a defensive back assistance role to safety coach Blue Adams.

Miami's four year defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo will be filling the literal void of the previous and now fired defensive coordinator Coyle while in one of many encouraging defensive scheme/personnel thoughts Anarumo suggested that "he wants the Dolphins defensive linemen to create havoc in the backfield."

New Head Coach Dan Campbell said of Anarumo, "I know he is the right man for this job, Lou and I see eye-to-eye about what we need to do defensively moving forward. He has been a coach who has gotten the proven production out of his players and has insight into the most intricate parts of our defense, which are the blitzes, and coverage, among other things."


Understandably, with all these new personnel and approach techniques there will be times of confusion on the field which can't quite possibly be as misunderstood to what we as fans from our lazy-boy recliners have witnessed thus-far during the 2015 season from our previously three-plus year tenured team scheme/personnel motivators.


Due to a "sleep-walking" 1 - 3 start, and wholesale changes abound at the first quarter point of the season. The Miami Dolphins may not win as often as anticipated prior to the 2015 season, but there is one thing for-sure and that is that the Dolphins will "show-up" with great aggression over the season's remainder!


Thank You for an open-minded read, and we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!

GO Dan Campbell, GO Lou Anarumo, GO Al Saunders, GO Bill Lazor, GOFINS!!!





Another No-Show by the Miami Dolphins

The no-show Miami Dolphins went bumbling and stumbled into Wembley Stadium against the NY Jets and left with more questions than answers. Again, the offense looked lethargic. Ryan Tannehill threw wild uncatchable passes in the face of the same blitz repeated continuously the entire game. The Dolphin offensive brain-trust was incapable of altering the protection to account for the CB blitz.

On defense a vaunted Miami defense line featuring Ndamukong Suh allowed Journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick to slip away without a single sack. Journeyman running back Chris Ivory ran for more yards than any game in his career. The Dolphin defense had no answer for the running game and never found an alignment to pressure the quarterback.

The pathetic Miami Dolphin coaching staff was exposed for the fourth straight week, looking more incompetent in each game. Exasperated fans tuned out and went about enjoying their Sundays as the football game was over in the first ten minutes. Steven Ross showed no inclination to make changes after the game even though a team thought to possess many talented pieces once again did not perform for the coaching staff.

The wrath of the fans has turned from the inept coaches to the bungling ownership unfit to make decisions in the NFL. At what point, fans wonder, will the owner look at the collection of talent and understand the coaching staff has lost the team. Without making wholesale changes, Steven Ross is proving his ignorance in the game of professional football. The Miami Dolphins have become a toy he parades before his ultra-rich friends and clients while they laugh in his face.

There is no explanation of the regression at QB, other than the coaching staff is completely over its head. Ryan Tannehill went from promising franchise QB to looking worse than Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyrod Taylor, Blake Bortles and Kirk Cousins. Miami has yet to play a top tier team. A fandom hoping for a 6-0 start prior to the season is now left with the distinctly possibility of not winning another game.

The ownership and coaching staff has again left a once proud franchise to wallow with the dregs of the league waiting for the first pick in the draft. It is completely shameful Miami's 2015 season is over in four weeks. It is inexcusable that nothing has been done to rectify the mistakes continuously compounding as the early season flounders on to the torture of the loyal fans.

Kevin Coyle has taken the 5th ranked defense in the NFL on a progressive decline to bottom of the league. Bill Lazor has been unable to make in-game adjustments to stop a blitz package that was run over and over again to the point of ridiculousness. Joe Philbin is completely over-matched and clueless at how to get his team prepared and emotionally ready for a football game.

Ryan Tannehill looks worse than his rookie season, never seeing the same blitz over and over. Never adjusting protections or identifying the CBs creeping into the box. With each horrendous overthrow the emboldened defense moves closer and closer to the line of scrimmage. Tannehill never gives his receivers a chance to catch a long pass as the onslaught continues. Tannehill was given a contract extension prior to the season leaving Miami fans to wonder at the wisdom of this decision.

It seems the ownership in Miami is completely clueless. Unable to select a coaching staff, unable to select a personnel department, willing to pay huge contracts to unproven players, spending absurd money on free agents, supporting a management and coaching staff unable to build a team through the draft.

Miami fans can no longer be expected to support this team. Though the true and loyal fans will face the disappointment with gritted teeth and shattered expectations, they will tune out.

The fans have had enough...

Banners will begin to fly, but there is no Ireland or Sporano to place in the cross hairs. The wrath belongs completely on the shoulders of the owner. The staff, from the coaches on down were the owner's choice. He can no longer blame Bill Parcells for his ineptitude. Steven Ross, this is an indictment against you. These are your people and they have failed and consequently Mr. Ross, so have you.

Enjoy your billion dollar toy.

We the fans are checking out...