Are We Cursed?

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  1. DKphin

    DKphin FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I swear for every step forward it seems like we take two steps back. The recent bad luck of Sitton tearing his rotor cuff is par for the course with this team. Our O-Line was already shaky and with little reliable depth, the recent news seems like the earth has opened up and we getting consumed by the earthquake. Un-feaking believeable. We win 2 SBS and 2/3 of our backfield plus our All-World WR bolt for the WFL. We draft an All-Time great QB then saddle him with a inept DC and a staff that can not figure out how to find a running game. Then we go through a litany of coaches that should have been coaching Pop-Warner rather than in the NFL. I know there are other teams that seem to be headed down this path of destruction, but for 47yrs. this has been my team and I do not really care about the rest of the league. Maybe Larsen will somehow get better at his job or Asiata will do some kind of Samoan ritual dance and the Gods will elevate his play, but I am not holding my breath. I really thought, even with all the changes, we might be able to get back to the playoffs. I guess I can pray, cross my fingers and toes, and hope it works out.:bang:
     
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  2. Ren

    Ren Rookie

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    Every team has injuries every year. It's not unique to Miami.
     
  3. DKphin

    DKphin FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I never said it was unique to Miami.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Daytona Fin

    Daytona Fin There's one, set for stun Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    No we are not cursed. Ross just sucks at hiring people to run his team.
     
  5. TheJetsBlow

    TheJetsBlow A True Fan

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    The stadium is built on an Indian burial ground, so I’m gonna go with ‘yes’.
     
  6. jbyrd850

    jbyrd850 Rookie

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    Not cursed but you couldn't repeat this run of mediocrity if your tried.

    We've squandered so many top draft picks you could throw a dart at the draft board and do better.

    I'm looking forward to a 7-9 type of season with a mid first round draft pick that we use on some player that eventually becomes a bust.

    Still shocked this team drafted Mincah this year, it just made to much sense to draft him, these guys always trying to reinvent the wheel though.
     
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  7. DuderinoN703

    DuderinoN703 We? What the **** we? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    So the Indians revenge is to ensure Miami doesn’t win? Hysterical.
     
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  8. TheJetsBlow

    TheJetsBlow A True Fan

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    Hey dig up my grave to build a stadium on and I’m haunting you for eternity lol.
     
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  9. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    yup. Hire a FO that knows how to draft and scout free agents and this curse suddenly goes away. Weird
     
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  10. bane

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    Chargers get screwed the most with injuries. Steelers have the best luck with them. Except for Shazier last year. He was the only starter they had on IR last year and the year before. This year they have no starters on IR again.
    I am so sick of this team never getting a break. Though some posters will be happy this happened. They get to say how correct they were, and Gase sucks, Tannehill sucks, we suck, I am just so disappointed in this injury. I am sure Sunday we will have tons more. We have only bad luck.
     
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  11. jlfin

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    Huizenga never should have nudged (fired) Shula into retirement and replaced him with that mercenary Jimmy Johnson.
    For all Of the criticism of Shula in his final years as a coach, he never had a team get humiliated in the playoffs giving up 60+ points.
    The curse of Shula has remained since then
     
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    Since Jimmy started the curse, do we get to sacrifice him to break it?
     
  13. superphin

    superphin don't go clown shoes on us Finheaven VIP

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    We don’t need to sacrifice him per say according to my dark arts book we just need Johnson family blood.
     
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  14. J. David Wannyheimer

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    We're not cursed. Losing SItton is a blow, because he was our big free agent signing, and he's an excellent football player that was brought in to finally shore up a position where we have been dreadful for SEVEN YEARS.

    But really, Sitton kind of proves the point that Miami must strongly reevaluate how the team goes about scouting and developing players on the offensive line. Look at all of the decent OL players we have right now:

    1. Tunsil - FIRST ROUND PICK - was considered one of the elite prospects in the draft until a draft-day scandal.
    2. James - FIRST ROUND PICK.
    3. Sitton - FREE AGENT - came here as a veteran
    4. Kilgore - TRADE - came here as a veteran
    5. Jesse Davis - UDFA
    6. Larsen - FREE AGENT - came here as a veteran


    Maybe I'm being generous including Larsen in there, because he wasn't great last season, but he also had a rather serious injury he was playing through. But anyway, the point here is that outside of first round draft choices, Miami has been basically unable to find and develop any competent OL out of college. Sitton, Kilgore, and Larsen were all brought in from outside after they had been scouted and developed by other organizations. Jesse Davis right now appears to be the exception that proves the rule. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then.

    This is an institutional organizational problem, and until the morons who run the show in Miami figure out how to identify and coach serviceable offensive linemen, the Dolphins are going to continue to be stuck in this hellish situation of needing to either burn first round draft picks on corn (nobody likes that) or signing old veterans whose bodies are starting to break down and will miss time with injuries. It also means that our depth is going to continue to be awful along the OL.

    Quite frankly, this entire situation is disgusting and we've been in this boat since the damn Sparano years. I mean really, you can argue that since the JJ years, the team has struggled to find and develop offensive linemen. It's an ingrained problem for the Miami Dolphins and at this point I think we have to consider the fact that it's not just coaching or whichever yahoo is currently at the top of the hierarchy. This is a problem that starts with the scouts and permeates throughout the building. Everything from strength and conditioning, to positional coaching, to college scouting needs to be evaluated here. And until that happens and positive changes are made, this team is going to continue to be cruddy in the trenches when it has the football.
     
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    One word: Yes.....
     

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