If the Dolphins go 9-7 next year & barely miss playoffs...

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  1. SkapePhin

    SkapePhin Rump Shaker Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Will Ross still keep the staff in tact? It's a 1 game improvement and the FO can still make the same case that they were close and there is "progress".

    I am very interested to learn where Ross' line is. Is it possible that he would still stick with this bunch after another missed playoff opportunity?
     
  2. psfign

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    You cant just look at 9-7 and say wether there's improvement or not.
     
  3. Hayden Fox

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    This team is going 4-12 or 5-11 without a major culture change within the building
     
  4. SkapePhin

    SkapePhin Rump Shaker Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Obviously, but Ross seems to think 8-8 was an improvement, when it really wasn't. Is that much if a stretch to think the same of 9-7 next year even if it means no playoffs?

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    Sadly, I think the QB is too good to lead the team to only 4 wins... At minimum, I see them winning 7 games unless the defense absolutely implodes.
     
  5. -=DolfanDave=-

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    8-8, 9-7 and missing the playoffs year after year is a bad recipe to maintain in the NFL if you want to build towards success.

    Jeff Ireland is a huge obstacle if you want to build towards success.
     
  6. Hayden Fox

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    I hope you are right that RT plays that well. I think the end of last year bleeds into next year.
     
  7. psfign

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    This team could be 10-6 with an improved Oline. I dont think that warrants a 'major clture change'.
     
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    http://www.finheaven.com/showthread.php?337685-Poll-Has-Jeff-already-earned-another-year

    9-7 not only earns everyone another year, but people on here will applaud it.
     
  9. Hayden Fox

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    This team needs to improve its margin of error. All of their wins except for Cleveland and the Jets were close, last minute wins. The defense has to increase the gross number of turnovers created and explosive plays on offense to improve that margin of error.

    With all that said, I think this organization is leaderless and leaderless organizations do not win. Simple as that.
     
  10. SkapePhin

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    Sadly agree on leadership
     
  11. zachblitz54

    zachblitz54 Juck the Fets

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    Wahooooo! Extensions for everyone!
     
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    You don't collapse against two divisional rivals to end the year and follow it up with a winning season. Fear not, we'll be one of the worst teams next year.
     
  13. Albert Romano

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    I will just go back to semi-recent past...don't you miss the Zack and JT type leaders on this team?
     
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    I said it for this year, anything less than the playoffs is unacceptable. If 9 wins get you in fine. If it's 10 then get 10.

    The barometer is the playoffs. We shouldn't become complacent with anything else.

    This organization used to stand for that.

    Now people are starting to thinking getting one more win is something we should be happy about.

    The goal is always the playoffs.
     
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    If the Dolphins go 9-7 next year & barely miss playoffs...



    Ross will extend Ireland again...
     
  16. Namor

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    Zach and JT were drama queens in the locker room.NOT real leaders.
     
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    Zack? how was he a drama queen? All I remember is him sacrificing his body time and time again for this team.
     
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    If this team stays with Tannehill, expect the same. Only way this team makes the playoffs is by adding two more teams to wildcard, and change to a seeding sort of playoff. Dolphins should trade to move in draft to grab a QB and have an open competition. We should have made the playoffs these last 2 seasons. Would love to land Bortles.
     
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    The barometer should be winning the AFC East, not 9-7, 10-6.

    This season was a total collapse.

    As soon as everyone jumped on the bandwagon, the wheel came off.

    We are what our records says we are.
     
  20. mega-fin-love

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    You literally just hurt my feelings. Take it back
     
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    Assuming our QB is still in one piece after playing behind another Ireland OL.
     
  22. phinphan4life

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    I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. Says who? Did any of our former players during their tenure intimate as much? I could almost agree with you if you said they didn't show up/make big plays in big games. The drama queen thing leaves me scratching my head...
     
  23. ForksPhin

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    I think the 2013 season was a huge opportunity for the Dolphins. The Steelers and Ravens, two perennial playoff teams, both had bad seasons and missed the playoffs. The Texans fell apart. The Patriots weren't up to par due to major injury issues. So many games late in the season broke in the Dolphins' favor. It was like the perfect storm of a playoff opportunity. Those chances don't come around every year. I highly doubt that the Dolphins win have another shot at the playoffs next season if they are hovering around .500.

    They need a season where they sweep the Bills & Jets and split with the Patriots. They have to pile up wins in the division.

    I simply have no faith that this coaching staff can make that happen.
     
  24. Namor

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    It's widely known they weren't the greatist team mates...Alot of former Dolphins have spoke on this....I know..it hurts to hear
    our hero's aren't perfect...Plus,those defenses that they lead,well..in crunch time ,they folded like a cheap tent.

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    G..damn...How long have some of you guys been Dolphin fans?

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    This isn't a new revelation..
     
  25. Namor

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    JT and Zach,while a clique among theirselves would do alot of finger pointing to other D members..not trying to pump them up,but slide blame around.
    They were family..they looked out for each other...hey ,they were human.
    Also Madison and Surtain couldn't stand one another.
     
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    Yes. I miss Chad Pennington.
     
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    Zack and Jason Taylor Cared, unlike many 2013 Dolphins...
     
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    If we go 0-16 this staff will stay onboard. Ross will just give them all different titles because he's too scared to fire anyone.
     
  29. mega-fin-love

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    Do you have any evidence what so ever that Zach and JT were not good teammates? Cause I don't remember anything bad from either of them.
     
  30. Namor

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    Ok..lets look at it this way...whats your evidence that they were good teammates or leaders.
    i'm not saying they were bad guys....They just wasn't great,vocal leaders...several former Dolphins,Derrick rodgers,Tim Bowens,Gardner
    have spoke on this subject in the past.
     
  31. mega-fin-love

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    They both always looked like leaders to me. Vocally and performance wise. Not sure what if anything those players said against them is true but I would have to see that to believe it.
     
  32. Dr. Phin

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    Of course he will keep them...he is a ****ing idiot!
     
  33. Namor

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    Thank you for calling me a liar.
     
  34. mega-fin-love

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    Haha, I'm not calling you a liar. I don't know you. You could be lying, or you could be wrong, or you could be right. I don't know for sure. It just doesn't seem true to me. By the way......ZACH THOMAS 3× Dolphins' Leadership Award (1998, 1999, 2005)
     
  35. Namor

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    Just messing with you....but I am right....
    Here's another one people might not like,my hero of hero's,Dan Marino...well some people that
    met him thought he was a ****.....I meet him in 88...and he was great to talk to...
    Hey..these people are human...It's when you run into them,that might be the problem.
     
  36. mega-fin-love

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    They are stars. I'm sure they get real tired of people crowding around them and asking them questions before they can get out of their driveways. I don't really blame them for that unless they do it all the time. Doesn't mean he or Zach or JT were not good leaders though.
     
  37. Albert Romano

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    Namor meet Zack several times and so have my family members. I agree with you about some players but have to disagree with you about him and don't recall players upset with him that I recall. JT maybe when he left the first time but dont recall that either.
     
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    You will never know man. There is no answer to such a question. That's the life of a Dolphin fan I guess...wondering what will happen the offseason after the offseason!
     
  39. Ikema

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    It will mean that there was one game improvement from this past year. Could we please move on from the silly rhetoric type questions. We get it you want someone fired, you're not happy right now.
     
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    its all right, Im a rice **** apparently.
     

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