Matt Burke is way over his head and has to go!

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  1. NYC#1finsfan

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    It's one thing not to be able to score it's another not to be able to stop the opponent from marching up and down the field at will. Matt Burke would rather be hiking up mountains with his billy goat beard or something because he certainly doesn't have the answers to the defensive woes that we are suffering from.
     
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    He probably is. But he’s not the only one.
     
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    Burke is the least of our problems.
     
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    NYC#1finsfan #1DandyDanFan

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    You're right. That 4th and one call clearly states that Gase is in waaaaay over his head as well.
     
  5. Viggen

    Viggen Well-Known Member

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    Meh, the defense is just morally toast as no matter what they do, they are behind and the offense gives them nothing
     
  6. NYC#1finsfan

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    Really? The defense sucks. The offense lacks a Tannehill.
     
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    Complete inability to adjust and embarrassingly predictable calls is hardly the least of the problems.
     
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    I noticed our 1st round draft pick's jersey was pretty clean earlier.

    Maybe one day we will get the memo about LBs.
     
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  9. NYC#1finsfan

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    80 yard runs by opposing QB's make our Defensive Coordinator the least of our problems?
     
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    Offence gets better, defence gets worse... this way we get a chance to be mad about everything!!!
     
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    Vance Joseph was way better then Burke and that's not saying much. Joseph was garbage
     
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    Defense has given up 500 yards of offense with half a quarter left to go and the defensive coordinator is the least of our problems????? RIGHT
     
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    Shave the Beard
     
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    Matt Burke needs to go on more vacations, Suh can join him too.
     
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  15. DolfanDuBbZ~

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    I guess thinking your smarter than real doctors, has it's consequences.

    Even with Tannehill, this offense in October and November would have been exposed.
     
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    The linebackers are pretty much no shows, Kiko is trailing every thing, Rey is a no show and Timmons is making a few plays.
     
  17. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Actually, the problem is that he listened to a doctor.

    Doctor to the Stars, James Andrews, sold him on the stem cell treatment he's hawking in Europe. Andrew Luck just fell for it, too.
     
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    When Sean was going on and on telling the story about how much Gase loved Joseph and made him bring Burke with him because he knew Joseph would be gone too soon and didn't want to have to change systems- Gruden's silence on that matter was deafening.
     
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    A roster filled with overpaid bums being coached by underqualified people and you get what we have seen this season. Gase is not a good NFL head coach and Matt Burke isn't even a good Linebackers coach not even sure why he was given a promotion. Oh yeah like I said Gase is not a good NFL coach, that's why
     
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    Burke and Joseph were Cincinnati Bengal garbage. STOP BRINGING FORMER BENGAL GARBAGE IN!!!
     
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    Here's my take:

    Suh - can't do everything by himself
    Wake - not getting any younger
    Branch - overpaid
    Phillips - inconsistent
    Alonso - overpaid
    Timmons - temporary solution
    Maualuga - temporary solution
    Howard - not starter material
    Tank - rookie
    McCain - mediocre
    Reshad and TJM - pretty much the same player, need a true FS

    Not saying we don't need a new scheme or DC, but we also need a serious infusion of talent.
     
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    how can you say that? the elementary defensive scheme is getting torched. we have given up 6 2nd half opening drive TDs which is the most in the league. There are no adjustments. There are no answers. There is no coach em up.
     
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    The defense has limited talent in quite a few positions however Burke and his scheme just amplify those weaknesses. So it is a combination of limited talent and bad coaching. Which is why this team has been getting embarrassed on the field. 2nd worst point differential in the league says it all.
     
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    PRESS, BLITZ, and TACKLE. **** the hovering zone **** we use in the middle, Kiko is so inept having to cover the middle zone, TEs and RBs getting amazing looks all game every game it won't matter who we have on the line the ball comes out too quick.
     
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    Chicken salad, chicken chips.
     
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    Maybe Denver will hire Burke as their new HC after Elway fires Vance Joseph.
     
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    Burke is not necessarily the big problem here, it's the personnel on the field....let's start there.
     
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    I have to admit I’m in denial. I didn’t think they were that bad but they are. They really sucks ***. Cam was literally laughing at us last night. Last night reminded me of 2007, just hopeless when the defense was on the field. Yup these guys are rivaling Chase Page, Steve Fifita, Cameron Worrel and company. They’re that bad but st least we knew those guys sucked. Something is horribly wrong here.
     
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    Correct. I said elsewhere, Burke seems to make no halftime adjustments. That's poor. That said, the D looked tired and they body language looked 'why am I killing myself when the O is AWFUL.'
    Yes, the D needs a few upgrades, but a 20ppg O would make them much better. I AM concerned about the poor pass rush lately. It seems to have disappeared, even WITH Burke calling blitzes.
     
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    As a coordinator and a play caller... Your job is to make the opposing team guess what you're going to do next. Matt Burke does not in any way do that. He consistently rushes 4 linemen that get nowhere near the QB. They don't run any stunts, there are no blitzes......So.... it's basically a practice for opposing offenses. I think Burke is a HUGE problem right now. I also think Gase lost this team. The problem is..... We're stuck with him for 2 more years.
     
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    You have to maximize any talent you have. Clearly Burke and Gase are not doing that.
     
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    You forgot about Coyle. What are the odds that 3 consecutive DCs all came to Miami from the same team, and they all suck? Coyle was given a decent defense (with a Top 5 Rushing Defense), and he and Philbin completely neutered it. The first mistake was doing away with the 3-4. The next mistake was Philbin and Ireland replacing somewhat talented players with below-average players. Next, Gase hires Joseph, who runs a defense just as bad as Coyle's. And, to add insult to injury, Gase promotes Burke so that he can continue to run Joseph's defense. Yes, there are slight differences in the defensive schemes/strategies of these 3 DCs, but the overall results are shockingly similar... and pathetic! IMO, the entire problem of their defense (and the offense for that matter) is that they want finesse, when tough, hard-hitting, physically dominating old-school football (with a good passing game, of course) would be more successful. Football is a tough, hard-hitting, physical sport, isn't it?

    I don't think that there has ever been a defense that has allowed so many 1st down conversions on 3rd and long as Miami has under Coyle, Joseph, and Burke. If the opponent was facing a 3rd and 21, it was a foregone conclusion that the RB would be able to run for 22 yards. 3rd and 15? A WR or TE would be wide open for a 17 yard pass. (With Miami's offense under Philbin and Gase, 3rd and 15 meant throwing a 3 yard pass... that's 3 yards beyond or behind the line of scrimmage!) How many times must we watch opponents march right down the field because Miami's DC has his CBs playing 10 yards off the WRs? I think that Gase and his staff have proven themselves to be even more inept than Philbin and his staff.
     
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    Sadly as of late you're right. The Philbin teams had a knack for losing games at the end but never really took multiple *** kickings like this team is. How can we be unprepared to stop the read option vs the Panthers? We ran it ourselves just last year so the players must have seen it before. it's mind boggling how bad our defense was last night. It was 2007 esque when you knew they had no shot at making any stops. That defense truly had zippo for talent though, this one has more.
     
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    This problem is SO MUCH bigger than Burke. We have a scheme that is too easy to neutralize and the players we have locked in were retained to play that scheme. Wide 9 has to go. I don't care how much Suh likes it, it's getting gashed. Admit the failure and move on.
     
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    Funny you mention Joseph. One of the beat writers mentioned how Burke and Joseph run similar scheme's and how Denver is struggling mightily right now on defense...and that was an elite defense until Joseph got there so we know it's not the players in Denver.

    And I disagree about Burke being worse. The defense had improved in some areas, although last night they sucked at everything, under Burke. Joseph is trash.
     
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    What happened to all this talk about playing an aggressive defense with the cornerbacks playing press coverage? That's I heard about for the last two years and they rarely play that coverage. Instead they play soft zone coverage that doesn't fit the cornerbacks strengths.
     
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    The problem that Matt Burke has, much like Vance Jospeh last year, is that he is not really working with a great group of players. I could sort of understand the criticism of him if he was failing with a group of players like the Denver Broncos. Their defense has given up over 90 points the past two weeks and they have a talented group of players. I mean, their vaunted secondary with Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Bradley Roby and co have really struggled in recent weeks. So I can understand why Broncos fans are frustrated with Vance Joseph and his staff for not being able to get more out of their defense. However, what does Matt Burke have to work with here?

    Our D-Line is good but the same can't be said for our starting linebackers and secondary (minus Reshad Jones). Both of those groups are fairly lacklustre and it is no wonder we have problems on the defensive side. Realistically this team needs to go into the off season and upgrade every starting line backer and possibly even replace both of our corners because Howard and Tankersley are just not up to scratch. Perhaps I'm going over the top. Perhaps the problem is Matt Burke, but personally I don't think he is working with a vastly talented group of individuals and that is why we are having struggles this season.
     
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    Why last night was bad, I do think the defense has improved over last year, remember we lost our starting mlb and lippett, will also say even the best dc in football did not start out that way, they got that way by improving each year as a dc , not saying he will be a great dc, can we at least wait and see if he makes adjustments in the offseason, the way any good dc would
     
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    This isn't the New York Yankees!! Also it is "no shave month" .
     
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    I think the defense has given up and the source of that problem is greater than Burke. This is not a unilateral defense of Burke by any means.
     
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