Dolphins Analyst: Dolphins "haven't Run Like This Since Don Shula"

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  1. Avigatorx

    Avigatorx Sec. 107 Row 2 Finheaven VIP

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    Music to my ears.

    I dont see it as a comparison to Shula, but more as a statement as to the state of the franchise since he retired.

    Sounds like we finally have a HC that knows how to run things.

    I LOVE the idea of hammering the fundamentals. THAT is how it is done, and THAT is what we have seen missing each and every week for a very long time. Missed tackles, blown assignments, sloppy routes, lack of effort blocking, mental errors....I could go on...

    Get the fundamentals down first.

    No, you shouldnt have to teach these kids fundamentals every damn year, but college is doing a poor job of getting it through to these kids. Too reliant on pure talent.

    We are moving in the right direction guys. This year might be rough, but at least we finally have something to look forward to.
     
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    coalesce Dolphin Fan since 1974

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    Well, they were both bipeds. After that...
     
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    BenchFiedler Undrafted Pro-Bowler

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    I have to completely and respectfully disagree with this statement. Gase, Philbin, Dan Campbell and Sparano did not meet your expectations or didn't win enough games. But they are ALL football coaches and had success elsewhere. Maybe NOT "Head Coaching" material but calling these ex head coaches who had been in the league for many years "Non-football coach is an insult... No matter how much you hate them.
     
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    djphinfan Perennial All-Pro

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    “The Black Don”........Don as in Mafia Don and our old head coach..

    To soon? Lol.
     
  5. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Please football gods, grace us Tua or Trevor Finheaven VIP

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    I'll take rings over winning %.

    But hey, do you.
     
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    I admit that I had to look up biped. The dictionary says, a 2 footed animal. I guess Philbin and Walsh did have that in common.
     
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    Once again they have me at least a little bit optimistic with a new regime. I like what they did so far this year....or what they didn't do. Didn't like all the draft picks but who knows how that turns out?

    Flores seems like a good leader and a little more grounded than Gase, who ended up being a bit emo. Flo seems like he can handle and relate to the different personalities. Something Philbin and Gase could not do. Still way to early but that is why he was hired so we'll see.

    It seems like I always expect them to be better than they are and I always get let down. maybe this year since I don't expect much, they will surprise us in a good way. It wouldn't shock me. it should at least be entertaining with Fitz (and Rosen) here.
     
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    Shula's late career flaw was being too loyal to Olivadotti. He should have replaced him with a decent D coach quickly. We'll never know what could have happened with Marino at the helm still in his prime with a halfway decent D.
     
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    Perfect72 It's Only Happened ONCE!

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    Imagine what Shula's overall record, championships, etc. would have been without.....Tom Olivadotti
     
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    PhxSunFan34 Well-Known Member

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    None of them have a perfect season under their belt.
    Landry has the same rings as Shula. Walsh only has one more. It's not like they're miles ahead of Shula, so I don't get the attitude.
     
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    39wildman A True Fan

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    walsh got 3 and could of had more if he didn't retire.
     
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    PhxSunFan34 Well-Known Member

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    Nope 3.

    And we're not crediting people for coulda, woulda, should'ves.
     
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    39wildman A True Fan

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    yes u right about 3 but me and u could coach 49ers next yr and win in 89
     
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    Shula is past. great coach in his time. should of had at leased 2 more SB in his time. What is flores going to do. is what important now.
     
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    The thing that I really respect about Coach Flores is that he put together a truly great staff of assistant coaches. The fact that a few of the really top assistants under Belichick followed Flores down to Florida speaks volumes about how highly regarded he is. Then he gets in there and bangs home mistake free football, team concept and being in incredible condition. This is the Patriot way and if some rubs off, then great. Meanwhile, Josh Rosen falls our way and we have a chance that our QB of the future is in the fold. I've always preached that you've got to have the big 3, GM, Coach & QB and that once achieved you can compete for Conference Titles and finally Super Bowls. Time will tell if we have any of it together but I'm starting to believe just a little bit.
     
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