Hayden Fox's Assessment: Week Eight

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Hayden Fox, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I wanted to apologize to all my buddies and Fin Fans here. I was at the game yesterday and was SO looking forward to discussing the game throughout the day. At about 10am, my phone started to malfunction. I have to go to Verizon today and get a new one...great timing, eh. Anyways, these were my observations from yesterday and after looking at the box score.

    Positives

    * 3rd down conversions on offense. 8 of 17 is an improved number from previous games.
    * Line Play. It was turned out to be the right decision to start Bryant McKinnie. The pass protection was good until the game got away from the team late in the game. The run game was even better. The team gashed the Patriots defense for 156 yards for 5 yards a pop.
    * Lamar Miller. Showed great explosiveness. The Patriots consistently lost contain on the outside because they did not respect his speed.
    * Charles Clay was consistently open and the Pats did not have much of answer for him.
    * Smoke screen to Mike Wallace in the 4th on 3rd and very long.
    * Brandon Gibson getting open for a TD and just in general.
    * Bryant McKinnie. On a short week, he came in with a few practices and dominated Chandler Jones.
    * Mike Pouncey is as athletic as they come for a Center. Had a great game.
    * The defensive effort vs. Tom Brady. Held Brady to 116 yards, 1 TD and 1 Int. They sacked him 3 times. Held the Pats offense to 252 total yards.
    * 3rd down defense. Held New England to 2 of 10 on the money down.
    * Jared Odrick whipped Logan Mankins all game. Got great penetration in the run game and had two sacks.
    * Dion Jordan on Rob Gronkowski. Gronk had NO WHERE to run against him.
    * Dimitri Patterson. Had nice anticipation on his interception. He also had nice coverage through the game. He played through some tough calls.
    * While it did not count as a sack because of a penalty, Jimmy Wilson lit up Tom Brady.

    Negatives
    * 2nd Half Collapse. The team showed terrible mental toughness. Mike Wallace on a 2nd down play in the Red Zone drops a pass that would have been a first down from inside the five...next play sack, pushing the FG further back...then a missed FG. Miami wilts like a flower in the dessert.
    * The block field goal. From being there in person, there was a Chinese Fire Drill happening on the sideline as the special teams rushed out on to the field. A timeout should have been taken. Losing the TO would have been a killer, but the confusion was over the top. Everything was rushed.
    * Lost Turnover Differential 3 to 1. It was the difference in the game.
    * Ryan Tannehill getting smoked on a CB blitz and fumbling while the Pats already had momentum. Not sure if that was on the QB or it was a protection design at this point. Bottom line, it was a huge turnover.
    * The sacks at the end of the game were on RT. He held the ball trying to find something deep.
    * RT's pick down the right sideline. It was an obvious Cover 2. RT starred down the sideline and forced it to Mike Wallace. Bad throw and bad mechanics. The throw had no chance.
    * Tannehill's completion percentage was around 50%. Not good and is declining each week.
    * Mike Wallace drops.
    * Rush defense. 152 yards.
    * A third down scramble by Tom Brady where he looked like he was running in slow motion yet picked up a 3rd down.
    * Cam Wake is totally ineffective. Going against a bad back up, he got nothing going.
    * The Patriots should not complain about ref calls for the next decade. All I heard was about how they got screwed vs. the Jets on the missed FG attempt. I am not convinced that O.V. batted the ball intentionally. Only the Patriots can get rocked for a sack and pick up 10 yards and 1st down. Also, Jimmy Wilson did not interfere with Gronk. He was going for the ball and barely made contact anyways. Rishard Matthews was in. Not sure why it was not challenged, but the call should have been made on the field. Also, a Dimitri Patterson holding call was made as Tom Brady was out of the pocket and was not even looking to Patterson's side.
    * Marcus Thigpen made premature fair catch calls.
    * Brandon Gibson injury. The offense slow thereafter.
    * With the running game working, Mike Sherman went away from the run...again.
    * Coaching. Joe Philbin's team collapsed after a great first half. He did not manage the game well or have a sense of urgency to destroy an overrated opponent in the 2nd half.

    Overall Assessment
    * I went to my first game in person in many years. I can say this: fans do not want to go until the stadium gives the at home feel for the game. The stadium was late with replays, they sometimes gave one look. they showed the Pats replays multiple times, but Fins close calls maybe once. The Matthews ball was never shown again. It makes you want to stay home. Mix in a bad team with what I experienced yesterday, you wonder why Sun Life is half filled.
    * This Dolphins team is mentally weak. The coach is not tough. The QB is not mentally strong. The team in general is drowned when any momentum tide its it. It is the biggest weakness on the team. A Chad Pennington led team routs that Pats team yesterday. A team reflects their HC and Joe Philbin needs to feel the heat today.
    * This is the worst Patriots team since the 2000 season. I totally overrated them coming into this week. My bad. They were low lying fruit to pick and the Fins failed to get it. So disappointing.
    * Ryan Tannehill is regressing. He needs to go back to managing the game and not turning the ball over. The last two weeks his turnovers have led to loses. His sacks he is taking on 3rd down are killing this team. He needs to know the time and score.
    * I wonder how angry the line is that RT took a ton of sacks at the end of the game. The line played well yesterday yet the stats are ugly again.
    * With that said, he needs to stay in as QB. He needs to improve and find his way. It is frustrating in so many ways, but RT must start to help his team by improving his play.
    * The Brandon Gibson injury is a tough loss. He was Miami's best target and demonstrated to be an excellent pick up. More will be expected of Clay and Hartline. Matthews will help. Mike Wallace needs to be a man and step up. What a major disappointment he has been.
    * Starting Bryant McKinnie was the right move. I thought he should sit, but I was dead wrong. He was excellent in pass pro esp. for not having many practices under his belt. BTW, he is a bid dude.
    * Two straight weeks and the team has shown an improved run game. Running the ball is one of the best ways to prop up pass protection as well. The running game always protects a QB.
    * Two pretty good defensive performances the last two weeks...progress?
    * For the indefinite future, Rob Gronkowski will never be a major factor against the Dolphins. Folks, it was amazing watching Dion Jordan run with him...dare I say toy with him. Gronk looked like he was lumbering versus the graceful Jordan. Nonsensical that Jordan was not on him 24/7.
    * The team has NO difference makers. Who is the guy that will step up when momentum is charging in the team's face and make a play to silence the crowd and garner momentum back for his team? It is not on the roster.
    * Caleb Sturgis has hit the rookie wall. He has started to miss and his KO's are now being returned. He had a great start to the year, but it is the concern I had at the start of the year...I like a veteran kicker. He should stay...no question, but he is not Mr. Automatic that people made him to be.
    * Patriots fans are spoiled brats. They were so whiny in the first half. The organization has been so blessed for more than a decade. With a great coach, QB, some character players, and historic referee calls that have gone their way, they have had a great run. Yet, these fans think they are entitled to the Super Bowl every year. I would take a sliver of what they have had for my team. I wish nothing, but to ruin their year and build a team to dominate them.
    * The season comes down to Thursday night against the Bengals. Win...4-4 and chance the second half of the year. Lose, 3-5 and the season is lost and major changes could be argued. Two roads diverged in major different directions.
     
  2. macdowa

    macdowa Rookie Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Great write up thanks.
     
  3. Phins117

    Phins117 A True Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 2011
    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am sorry but today to me the season is already over IMO. Wasn't this team created solely on the purpose of beating the patriots? I mean thats what I got from our first round pick this year who hasn't played a full football game yet. I don't like being down on the team but after that bye week when most coaches fix their issues and our staff fails to do so against buffalo bills...........at home and we can't even get a win. Now I honestly didn't give us a chance yesterday but after the first half I seriously started to believe in the team again. But just like I am used I am crushed and let down from a team who backs out of a game every time it gets to tense. IMO I feel the coaching staff is just WAY to weak and now the weakness is seeping through and latching it self to RT and is mentality. If the kid continues to worsen in "Clutch time" I feel it is time to look for a new QB. If you tell me that this team needs "Time" to win I am going to tell you that it is complete bull****! Bengals, Chiefs, 49ers, Lions, Browns, Pats, Saints, Colts, Broncos (Tebow era) have all had to make changes with their personal and players and still "WIN NOW" and continue on to the playoffs. I am tired of the excuses about Sherman, Oline, Running game, Wallace dropping passes, ect. If you can't beat division rivals there is no sense of you being a coach anywhere. Find some one that can win because this team has some talent and is playing NO WHERE near their caliber.

    Hayden my man good write up! Sorry you went to the game.
     
  4. Phinatic99

    Phinatic99 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 2008
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I too was there in person...I agree w your assessment 100%. My two cents, Tannehill looked like garbage. On the strip sack he was looking right for the deep ball to wallace vs. One on one coverage...it was a well timed blitz on NE...however, it makes me wonder if he's not seeing things progress at the line of scrimmage. ..move the rb over for help on the blitzer..I dunno. What concerns me the most is his deep ball...it's as if the damn thing stays up there too long... his awareness in the pocket is another concern...as soon as it begins to collapse, I'm not seeing that magic to avoid the pressure to get off a clean throw..I'm not giving up on him just yet, he needs to grow and learn from his mistakes..but criticism is justified w all the weapons we got him in the off season...on the flip side, a pass could be warrented based on crappy o line play the first 7 games, Wallace's inability to catch the ball and get open and all around terrible play...not even worth the big money contract. ..in my opinion, he's not a number one guy and a mistake..I don't forsee him being in Miami much longer..another miss..when I think of a number one, I think of guys like fitz, megatron, hell...even a kid like josh Gordon. .big body receiver who can get open and win battles and come down with the ball..we don't have that in mike wallace...very disappointed. The o line looked better...it was nice to see the running game working. The officiating made me want to choke the douche that I was sitting next to, but we showed nothing to prove to me otherwise we would win that game in the second half...sturgis missed fg was into the wind..it was deceivingly windy at the stadium. .could be why some kick offs and punts looked short. Finally, i wont comment on the D much...but i did notice dion did a nice job on gronk..i was nervous at times he would draw a PI call...but nice job..also, odrick had a HELL of a game..holds the edge very well vs. Run and he got a good pressure on brady...i agree w the lack of replays...damn place was too worried about blasting that damn horn and same stupid song...and that catch on 3rd down was too critical to not challenge..coaching staff seriously worries me...maybe philbin and co. Aren't the guys. I'm done w my rant..

    I'm as frustrated as all of you guys...being a dolphins fan is not easy and I pray for the decade of dominance instead of the mediocrity we've had to put up w for so long...that being said, I still love the dolphins and will be in attendance dec 1 in the meadowlands and dec 22 at orchard park...hopefully we can turn this around but keep expectations realistic. ..playoffs?! Playoffs?! NOT gonna happen this year.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. royalshank

    royalshank Practice Squad All-Pro Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    687
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Great write up - one of your best considering how painful this is. Hold NE to 110 yds passing or whatever it was and lose by 10 points? Really? As w buffalo, we beat ourselves. As you say, the sign of a mentally weak team - which starts w the HC. My belief in philbin is fading... Also, I like Matt Moore but starting him will only accelerate Philbin's fate. Moore shouldn't play unless RT gets hurt.
     
  6. JTC111

    JTC111 Viva la resistance!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 2012
    Messages:
    4,424
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    38
    IMO, just about all of Tannehill's problems come down to a lack of experience at the position. I don't think there are any short term fixes to that issue. Tannehill will show flashes of brilliance from time to time, but we're also going to have to endure quite a bit of poor play from him at least for a couple or three years. And even then, there are no guarantees he develops the instincts needed to be a very good quarterback. RT was a crapshoot when we picked him and he's still a crapshoot.
     
    roy_miami likes this.
  7. ejpoock20

    ejpoock20 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Great write up. I am wondering why they do not take the kid gloves off Dion Jordan and let him play more? He was the 3rd pick in the draft for god sake. Also this coaching staff has to go. I do not think they know how to use their players to the best of their ability. When Marshall was here he did not do great and now he plays great for the Bears. Same goes for Reggie Bush. When Wallace was with the Steelers he was the man and now look at him. I think so much falls on the coaching staff. Time for some changes and I would not wait until the end of the year. Jon Gruden anyone?
     
  8. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Watching Jordan in person run with Gronk was amazing. It was almost easy for Jordan. Impressive athlete.
     
  9. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    28,985
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Good write up. I saw everything you mentioned however it must have been even worse witnessing it live. I do think however our season was gone last week when we lost against the Bills. This team is not mentally capable of digging themselves out of the hole they put themselves into, especially against a Cincy team that put up 45 against the Jets AND being a primtime game.
     
  10. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    The turning point IMO was that Wallace drop inside the five. If they punch it in there it is 24 to 3 and the game is over. Brady COULD NOT THROW and he would have had to go to the air.
     
  11. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    28,985
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Some will say it was a bad throw, and Wallace had to contort his body, however the ball hit Wallace in the hands. Any ball that hits a reciever in the hands should be caught. The same goes for Clay's drop down the sideline.
     
  12. spiketex

    spiketex Kiko, El Bravo 47 - the yappy chihuahua Super Donator Donator

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Messages:
    6,660
    Likes Received:
    330
    Trophy Points:
    83
    1) Another hidden minor positive was that Egnew made a good catch. I can't remember him being thrown the ball in a game. He is so damn big and has good hands, it would be good to get him more involved (although Clay continues to do well).
    2) Dimitri Patterson is much a much better player than I realized. The skill in making that interception was of a very high level. Provided that he can stay healthy, he can be a big contributor. It was interesting that as soon as Dimitri left the field, Carroll was thrown in and beaten for a touchdown.
    3) Probably Lamar Miller's best game in the NFL.
     
  13. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I am waiting for Wallace to make the EXTRA ordinary play to help the team.
     
  14. John Biello

    John Biello Perennial All-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 2005
    Messages:
    5,962
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    48
    As soon as that happened i told my wife its over, she looked at me like im crazy...shes a new fan, she hasnt been through what we all have
     
  15. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I REALLY believe if they score a TD on that drive a personal dream come true would have been achieved....Fins win in a BLOW OUT at Foxboro. They had no chance to come back and do not forget the team forced a 3 and out of New England out of the half and were on a strong drive.

    Brady could not have launched the team back into the game the way he was playing. So frustrating.
     
  16. Scotty P

    Scotty P Well-Known Member Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2011
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    *Two straight weeks and the team has shown an improved run game. Running the ball is one of the best ways to prop up pass protection as well. The running game always protects a QB.

    As always, great feedback on the game, thanks!

    I couldnt agree more with the above statement regarding the run game. The minute we stopped running, the game was lost. It totally changed the Pats defensive scheme. We lined up in the shotgun for most of the second half........which takes the guessing out of our play calling. All the Pats had to do was blitz anytime we were in the shotgun. Sure enough, we wouldnt pick up the blitz and bad things start to happen. Sherman's play calling is very Dan Henning'esque.

    Im convinvced that with a different OC, we would have a better record. I feel like every play is from the shotgun with 3-4 wideouts. He hasnt designed plays that mask our poor o-line play. No bubble screens, no roll outs, nothing. We keep running the same type of offense, never adapting to our strengths and weaknesses.

    There were a lot of things that went wrong in the game. Bad calls from the refs that resulted in points, turnovers, missed field goals, etc. But I think all of these things could have been overcome with better play calling.

    Thoughts??
     
  17. DolFan in NE

    DolFan in NE FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2007
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I told my father (Pats fan) after that play what was going to happen right down to the turnover. He was stunned.
     
  18. Austin Tatious

    Austin Tatious Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 2004
    Messages:
    4,342
    Likes Received:
    146
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Great job, Hayden. You captured my feelings exactly.
     
  19. AEGBRG

    AEGBRG 9th Season Coming Soon

    Joined:
    Sep 2004
    Messages:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    This is the first game I missed this season (I was traveling during the game) but from what I am hearing, it sounds like different day, same movie. Considering New England was playing without their three best defensive players (Willfork, Mayo, Talib), Brady was playing hurt, and even though Amendola was cleared to play, he was pretty much a non-factor, we still only managed to score 17 points and lose by double-digits. We have now lost seven straight to New England and have not beat them since 2009. The Jets -- with a rookie QB-- beat them last week, and even the Bills were able to at least beat them once two years ago. Philbin is now 2-6 in the division.

    If we do not win Thursday, the season is all but officially over. Five straight losses and still a lot of tough games left ( Jets twice, NE, SD, Car, at Pit, at Buf) As a matter of fact, if the stadium is half-full during a prime time game, I would not be shocked if Phibin is canned if we lose badly and Coyle is made intern coach the rest of the year, since it is a Thursday game. The bottom line is the status quo is just not working and Philbin needs to go. I have seen enough games to know this guy is not head coaching material. Also, once the season ends, despite his extension, Ross needs to get over his man-crush with Ireland and can him too. Yes, I know, another regime change, which seems like this happens every two or three years, but you got to do what you got to do. Enough is enough already.
     
  20. flynryan15

    flynryan15 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    14,177
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Fair write up
     
  21. Shouright

    Shouright Banned Hammered

    Joined:
    May 2004
    Messages:
    15,064
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    38
    The in-person view of Jordan on Gronkowski is awfully interesting IMO, because the league needs to evolve toward players who can cover tight ends one-on-one like that, while still being able to hold their own against the tight end in the run game, and it would be nice to think the Dolphins have one before everyone else does.
     
  22. flynryan15

    flynryan15 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    14,177
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Not going to agree there any throw that results in a wr diving backward twisting in mid air against his momentum is not a drop on the wr. You can blame the Wallace on the in route but that play was spectacular if caught but not a drop on Wallace.
     
  23. dolrock

    dolrock New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    But isnt that one of Wallace's problems? Route running?

    from the replay it looks like the route was designed to go toward the sidelines which where he was headed but the side he chose to turn and look for the ball was the wrong side for that route. If he turns to the correct side of that pass pattern that ball is on the money
     
  24. Stills&Landry

    Stills&Landry Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2010
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    It was an option, with the safety breaking in the obvious was turning out and Wallace didn't get it.
     
  25. PerfectFinz72

    PerfectFinz72 Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    4,561
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Tannehill has regressed over the last few weeks, though he did some progression earlier in the year from last season. I'm trying to convince myself that this is part of his maturation process as a QB. I dont think benching him for Moore is a good idea at all (like some fans seem to think). You have to ride it out with him and see how it goes. He deserves a chance to still show what he's got despite the 4 straight losses. And though his play has gotten worse each week over the last several, there are still things I like. There are others on this team contributing to the losses too so I'm not pinning it all on him. But ultimately he HAS to play better. The sacks aren't good but they aren't always on him. The turnovers are far more concerning to me.

    Love this write up each week, as always.
     
  26. finfan77

    finfan77 Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 2002
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wallace is a big part of the problem. They are trying to walk on egg shells around him and feed him the ball but the dude doesn't do anything to help himself or his QB. It's the little things that will make a difference like coming back to the ball. On the INT I thought he could have at least jumped up and batted the ball away but he just let them play with it while he continued down the sideline. No way should McCourty have had the time to jump up and bat the ball back without being firmly planted for his efforts! I think we'll finally see Matthews get his chance and while he may not be able to fully replace Gibson I think he will be more productive than Wallace. As much as Wallace takes exception to people calling him a one trick pony that's really all he's proven to be thus far and even that has been non existent. Tannehill has to improve his pocket awareness 1st and foremost. Pull the ball down, protect it and run every now and then. Sherman needs to get better at his play calling and stop falling in love with passing the ball. Coyle needs to stop being out coached. This was suppose to be a top 10 defense. I see some great individual efforts but as a unit they are being outcoached!
     
  27. flynryan15

    flynryan15 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    14,177
    Likes Received:
    277
    Trophy Points:
    83

    That's all assumption we don't know the route you could be right or RT could have thrown it high and behind like he did to Gibson when he got hurt. Rt missed Wallace high and behind a lot which tells me he hasn't adjusted to Wallace speed yet and yes there is a huge difference in Wallace speed and Gibson or Hartline.
     
  28. So Be

    So Be A True Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 2006
    Messages:
    15,209
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Before the Saints game, I posted that I wanted to see Jordan covering Graham, and many thought I was nuts. Good to see my sanity restored. :)
     
  29. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Coyle called a good game yesterday, but the lack of utilizing the talent on the team is crazy. Lamar Miller's running style, smoke screens and throwing deep to Wallace, Thigpen in the backfield, using Jordan and RT's play action ability are areas the team could use more and just do not.
     
  30. John Biello

    John Biello Perennial All-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 2005
    Messages:
    5,962
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    48
    it really is astounding that they seemingly refuse to play to their players strengths. there has got to be some kind of explanation for this type of thing. maybe the guys running the show really cant see it.
     
  31. So Be

    So Be A True Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 2006
    Messages:
    15,209
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Pats put Talib on Graham, taking him completely taking him out of the game. I believe that Jordan can do the same, and maybe better over the long haul. His size, speed, and long arms are a natural to cover TE's, who have killed us.
     
  32. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    28,985
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Im not because I dont think it will come until next year.
     
  33. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    28,985
    Likes Received:
    148
    Trophy Points:
    63
    There ya go. You said it right there! Wallace cant make spectacular plays. Youd think a 12m/year receiver could. I mean Dez Bryant, Calvin Johson, brandon Marshall - make those plays.
     
  34. John Biello

    John Biello Perennial All-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 2005
    Messages:
    5,962
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    48
    gonna be honest with you, im pretty sure i can catch that ball and im washed up and unathletic. fairly certain half this board could come down with that ball. obviously not speaking to an nfl level after all, we are no juan huron's... but generally speaking. i have faith any of our other receivers would have come down with that ball.
     
  35. PCmor

    PCmor Continuity

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    It was catchable, but not the easy catch it should have been. It was a tough adjustment. Tannehill puts the ball in the vicinity, but he lacks the pinpoint accuracy of top passers.
     
  36. FinHopeful

    FinHopeful Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 2005
    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jordan continues to make an impact on the games. I am very please with drafting him.
     
  37. Sirspud

    Sirspud Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 2004
    Messages:
    9,979
    Likes Received:
    192
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I agree on Thigpen and the fair catches, he was calling them when there wasn't a defender within ten yards. To me, some of this is on coaching. They clearly didn't trust him last year to field anything close to the goal line and it looks like he has started to not trust himself. As a return specialist, he is sadly a waste of a roster spot right now because his KO's have no chance and he scarcely returns punts.
     
  38. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Have you seen junior's grades ? Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 2008
    Messages:
    17,095
    Likes Received:
    2,409
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Good write up Hayden. Bet you were busting at halftime and the crowd was quiet. In the end we reverted to the same old same old. Stopped running the ball even though that was working well. Missed FG's with one being blocked. Sturgis is getting a pass but he's been struggling since the out of bounds kick off vs Baltimore.
    Sacks a plenty and poor ball security. This is getting old fast.
     
  39. Kencoboy

    Kencoboy Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 2004
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    * The Patriots should not complain about ref calls for the next decade. All I heard was about how they got screwed vs. the Jets on the missed FG attempt. I am not convinced that O.V. batted the ball intentionally. Only the Patriots can get rocked for a sack and pick up 10 yards and 1st down. Also, Jimmy Wilson did not interfere with Gronk. He was going for the ball and barely made contact anyways. Rishard Matthews was in. Not sure why it was not challenged, but the call should have been made on the field. Also, a Dimitri Patterson holding call was made as Tom Brady was out of the pocket and was not even looking to Patterson's side.

    I cannot ever remember a game turning on so many calls as this one. I don't believe we would have won anyway with the 2nd half el-foldo again, but the Patsies got about 5 freebies that helped ice the game. If I would have been at that game I would have been hospitalized, in jail, or both. Absolutely one of the worst folds I have ever seen by the Dolphins...and I have been watching this team since the 70's. Great post!!
     
  40. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2009
    Messages:
    30,898
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I will take the blame for the 2nd half effort. lol.

    What is funny...the 2nd half STARTED the same way the 1st half ended. Three and out for Brady and a long Miami drive that should have yielded points. So frustrating.
     

Share This Page