Who else is tired of playing not to lose

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  1. DKphin

    DKphin A True Fan Donator

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    It might work against average or bad teams, but if we play a good team it is going to hurt us. The game plans these guys come up with are atrocious. When it's 3rd and 6, why do we throw the ball 2yards? We have got to start playing to win the game. Why did it take to the middle of the 4th quarter for us to get aggressive on defense? :err:
     
  2. The Goat

    The Goat Escape Goat

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    I'll be tired of it if we actually lose.
     
  3. FinHopeful

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    Not me. Just win baby!
     
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    I'm a fan of "it's not broke, don't fix it"
     
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    It seems like we play this way most of the time in the 2nd half. So far it hasn't really come back to hurt us, but it did in the one point loss to the Texans.
     
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    so far so good, but is going to bite us, and when it does, it's going to hurt bad.
     
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    an ugly win is better than an ugly loss
     
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    I'm not thrilled with our OC in general or his playcalling, i'd like to go down field more. Far too much dink and dunk. I know that's what Pennington excells at, but i'm confident he can do more. It's moreso his situational play calling that bothers me. Like when we had 3rd and 4 or whatever and we throw a 2 yard crossing route. Makes no sense. If you go back and examine this season you could find many situational play calls that leave you scratching your head. Also, no I don't like playing Wannyball. I don't mind close games if we win, but that don't mean i'm comfortable just sitting on a lead either.
     
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    An ugly win is better than ANY loss.
     
  10. wag the dog

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    We didn't really get many plays on offense due to the long niner drives. I think its hard to say what we did wrong because there wasn't a lot of anything. But I agree we stop attacking when we get a lead.
     
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    Please explain to me how we played not to lose today. We threw more it seemed than trying to run in the second half, that is when we finally got the ball back from the niners.

    Or is this just the typical thread to find anything possible to whine about!
     
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    is there such thing as a pretty loss?
     
  13. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips Ready for Henne.

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    Chad Pennington is who he is. He throws the safe and short pass every time over the iffy deeper pass. Its just who he is and how he plays. Love him or hate him though, it's just nice to see a 0 in the INT column after a game. Im not used to it.
     
  14. SuperMarksBros.

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    I'm tired of waiting for our 1st win...oh wait, that was last year. wait, what are we complaining about?
     
  15. dphinsx2

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    We are winning, but the games are so boring to watch. I thought the patriots game was exciting, but we lost. I guess a win is a win.
     
  16. Califin

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    Some of it might reflect Chads willingness to take chances as well. Some of the throws he makes early on, he could be second guessing in the second half, and to some extent, throttling back in his risk assessment, thus magnifying the conservative measure of Henning's intent.
     
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    The 2 TD passes weren't dink and dunk
     
  18. mroz

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    I don't know, I think I was more tired of losing last year then I am of winning this year....

    Or stop crying about stupid stuff. :err:
     
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    Awesome. Made me laugh. :)
     
  20. caleb34

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    I think that the game plan depends on who we will be playing. We will probably be conservative against the chiefs next week, but when we play the jets, we will probably be more agressive.
     
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    if there's something we should not complain about is our coaching staff...they've taken a 1 and 15 team and is now 9 and 5....the coaching staff deserves a ton of credit

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    That 3rd down pitch play I thought they got too conservative. Normally on 3rd and short they'll have Pennington throw it but instead they ran it again.
     
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    Don't be fooled the Niners aren't the same Niners they were a month ago. They play hard and extremely well coached right now. I watched their earlier games and they were awful. Once Mike took over they finishe out plays and have been playing with a lot of emotion.

    Love the heart this defense is playing with and they are much improved and gelling at the right time. I haven't thought much of Channing Crowder and thought he was extremely under rated but he's playing lights out right now. He and Akin really seem to be getting confortable playing side by side and have really helped this defense turn the corner. That penalty on Akin for unsportsman like was B.S.

    To hold the Niner without a touchdown is truely amazing considering the time they spent on the field today. There was a lot of jawing on both sides going at it and some major pad pounding going on. Great game to watch, games we normaly lost in years past but for some reason never thought Niners ever had chance must like the Bills game. This team is having fun and playing as a team. Miami has a great foundation set to build this team into a continous play off contender.
     
  24. Lorenzo Rules

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    yes it will we need to stop being conservative because this was our problem back in 1998 , and 1999 we just barely beat the bad teams and then we would get beat in the playoffs becuase of it.
     
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    this is all we are right now talent wise, this is not the BCS so it does not matter
     
  26. PerfectFinz72

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    If we played like that the next 2 weeks, 3 weeks thru the playoffs and win the Super Bowl playing this way....yeh I dont give a crap how we win.
     
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    I liked the run call due to the fact we were trying to wear down the clock,and it was only a yard. I didn't like that it was a pitch though, don't want to lose yards when we r near the edge of our kickers range.
     
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    Also, the reason why some of these games are so close is because we dont necessarily have the horses to blow teams out. We have some talent on both sides of the ball, no doubt. But we're not even close to being the most talented team in the NFL.

    If anything, that should make everyone happy because:

    a) perhaps the right coaching staff/front office is in place
    b) we have some young players to build around
     
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    I tell you what I'm tired of....whining fans. We are in the hunt for the PLAYOFFS...a year ago we would have laughed at the thought as would have everyone else. Quit bitching and start supporting!!! A win in the NFL is a W on the record sheet..thats all that matters!! Go Phins!
     
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    Boring my @ss, i just about have a heart attack every week. lol
     
  31. Phinja

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    I'd rather win our next two games 2-0 and make the playoffs than lose even one 35-38 with 400+ yds and miss them.
     
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    It's not exactly like we're an offensive jaugernaut - if you think otherwise, you're deluding yourself. We're maximizing our realistic capabilities and that includes not inadvertently ending up being an offensive weapon for our opponents through turnovers and unnecessarily fatiguing our D.

    For the first, in a long time, we're limiting our liabilities, understanding and exploiting our strengths and most importantly, playing SMART football. It may not be pretty, but it's refreshing.
     
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    This isn't a team that's built to blow other teams out. The Dolphins aren't at that level.... yet.
     
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    Boring wins = Playoffs
    Exciting Losses = High draft choices
     
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    Most of the game was boring. It didn't need to be a nail biter at the end.
     
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    I'm not complaining about winning, but as a sports fan, it's hard to watch a boring football game. Kinda like watching baseball!
     
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    Playing not to lose? You obviously weren't around when Gary Stevens and Kippy Brown were running the offense. How about Wanny Wadball O? I don't see it. However, I still don't think we have the talent to go too far. In a way, I wish we could have this schedule next year after another year of high draft choices.
     
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    this is not the BCS
     
  39. thecoordinator

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    yup....and they're still the same niners that would have gone into pittsburgh, baltimore, tennessee or indy today and gotten rocked.
    we need big plays late in games AT HOME to beat the bottom half of the league and come playoff time - IF we make it - i hope we're not exposed as a complete fraud.
     
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    What would our record be if we didn't have such a weak schedule?
     

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