First Half Thoughts

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  1. Miamifinz

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    Tannehill looks as agile as ever. A couple of nice throws but there is still some rust. Needs more snaps in games 2 and 3.

    Kalen Ballage made a rookie mistake and put the ball on he ground but he can ball. Perry looked good as well. Could have a three headed monster at RB.

    Wideouts look fast, except Parker. This will be our strongest position group. Albert Wilson is more than speed. Ran good routes and made some tough catches.

    Gesicki ran a nice route in the red zone and almost caught an insanely overthrown ball by Fales, who is clearly the #2 QB.

    No wake = no pass rush for this team.

    Jerome Baker looked like the fastest and smartest LB on the field. Other linebackers looked like hot garbage.

    Minkah Fitzpatrick will be a rookie of the year candidate. Always around the ball. Can’t wait to see him paired up with Reshad in a game.

    Sanders missed a long field goal badly and our punter is just not good guys. Concerned about our kickers.

    Mike Hull looks like he tore his ACL. Our weakness got even even weaker today.
     
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    Missing Suh. Stopping the run up the middle still needs work.
     
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    Sanders sure does have a leg though. Wide left from 52 but looked like ball could have traveled another 15 yards
     
  4. Classic

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    My first half thoughts: Thank God I don't have to watch the game with some of you guys. Overreact much?
     
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    Did Harris or Quinn play? I'd like to think the guy we invested a first round pick in and the other guy that we're paying $10M are also expected key contributors to our pass rush.
     
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    I think the dolphin tv announcers are the worst crew I have ever heard...almost makes it unbearable to listen. Time for a few folks to hang it up...
     
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    I like Fales. No idea why he didn't start over Cutler. He's clearly better at this point anyway. Osweiler is an enormous disappointment for being so gifted physically.
    Jordan Phillips looks amazing vs Tampa scrubs
     
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    This needed to be said.
     
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    Run defense sucked with Suh
     
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    Agree completely. Snooze inducing old, and I mean really old, guys. Love Griese as a great old time Dolphin (they should have let Morrall play the Super Bowl) but he is so vanilla and boring it sounds like we are watching the game at the retirement home. Nat Moore is useless, sorry.
     
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    So far I think our threes could beat their threes but I think we would lose to their ones vs. our ones
     
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    I’m not one to overreact over a preseason game but it looks like Miami may have possibly struck gold on their first 3 picks.
     
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    Quinn just a few plays, but Harris played a lot. Didn't do too much though.
     
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    Beautiful throw by Fales

    Edit: my bad, guys. Meant for the game thread.
     
  15. where's th'fish

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    That would be awesome
     
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    What we really need to fix is that football thing where we don’t score points.
     
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    Heaed Baker was all over the place, you think he starts week 1?
     
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    No booth is worse than the YES booth.
     
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    Eric Smith is a warhorse. He looks better than James at RT.

    Smith is having his second outstanding preseason in a row. This guy never misses a block and never draws a penalty. He was getting some incredible blocks on those big runs by Perry. And he was burying some poor Tampa defender on the fumble by Buddy Howell.

    He's understanding how to gain angles now. Only saw him fail to execute on one pass block tonight.
     
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    True, but expectations were addition by subtracting. Like a guy who could account for 2 blockers a majority of the time, was a piece so easily replaced.

    I will wait to watch the replay on Saturday, but early reports on defense are not suprising.
     
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    Preseason pure and simple.
     
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    I was more concerned about the offense but the Defense looks like they aren't coached. Fitzpatrick comes on the field and everything works TD. Then their starter Winston comes on the field and everything works TD. On pace to give up 32 ppg. It comes down to coaching and so far we look like a 6-10 to 8-8 team. Burke a LB coach with the Lions and Bengels just a few years ago, is in his sophomore year with the Dolphins and he looks to be in over his head.
     
  23. DuderinoN703

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    Miami looks like a 6-10/8-8 team based on Week 1’s results? If only that was how reality functioned.
     
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    I think Burke needs to be replaced. No more former Bengals garbage coaching our team!!
     
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    IT'S PRESEASON. One maybe two series. Our two best players on defense didn't even suit up and there was no scheming. Relax
     
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    Yeah, as long as there's symmetry. If we'd played well, would we say the same thing? Winning or losing isn't important in preseason, but IMO playing well is. It's like practice. If you don't practice well, you're not going to play well on gameday. That being said, yeah, it's only one preseason game. This is just begininng.
     
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    I thought it was just me ....it was like sharp nails on a chalkboard...awful
     
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    Just watched again. Gesicki maintained a block on the Drake draw. Then later on the Amendola missed pass he was in for pass pro and stood up the end. Did have help from Tunsil
     
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    Why are some talking about our run defense when we ran for 5.3 yards per carry but they ran for 2.6?
     
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    I better go put my bet in for the under for Philadelphia, they looked like a 4 win team.
     
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    Really like the way Albert Wilson looked in his stem. That cat can eat up a cushion.

    I thought dvp looked fine he just wasn’t in the progression. Good in the stem which is key for him.

    Albert Wilson’s first catch that route is top shelf. Turned that db all kinds of around. That looked like legit threat in the stem stuff.

    Mike Matthews is a long long way off. We need brendel back ASAP.

    Liked Jakeem Grant also.

    Robert Quinn still has that top shelf get off. He looks the part. That flatten and redirect is there.

    Kenyan drake looked the part too.
     
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    Lots of positives as stated above. But really did not like what I saw from Anthony and love Phillips and Taylor interior DL play.
     
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    Wouldn’t surprise me if caroo didn’t get any first half run in this next game.
     
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    Spence was invisible in that game and Phillips missed practice today I believe
     
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    The crew was truly awful. Dick Stockton is a Hall Of Fame announcer but he's was past his prime. He never seems to tell you who's running the ball or who made the tackle, minor stuff. Nat Moore was a great Dolphin player but I think he took a lot of shots to the head in his playing days and it has to affect you. It seemed liked whenever he was trying to think of something it never did come. That's a shame but maybe broadcasting isn't what he should be doing anymore. He seems SO uncomfortable. Then there's Dolphin legend, Super Bowl Champion and Hall Of Famer, Bob Griese. One of my favorite Dolphins of all time. He, when paired with Keith Jackson, formed a college announcing team that was legendary. But, 5 years ago he should have hung up the microphone. He's not into it, his voice is different in not a good way and his role in the booth is co-color with Moore. When Griese makes points about the QBs, a lot of it is still excellent. I have great respect for all 3 guys and their past accomplishments, but today, they stink. Maybe they don't have anyone better, they could put in Jimmy Cefalo, the worst play by play guy in the history of play by play guys!
     
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    I wouldn't go trading Juwan James just yet
     
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    Nice pancake - big powerful guy
     
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    Because ALOT of people on here over react and are happiest when their bitching and moaning. You know who you are.
     
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    Miami's a 6-8 win team with or without James. It wouldn't matter either way.

    Although this was the one in pass protection that I remembered him not executing. The DE ducks his head right as Smith goes to shoot his hand and misses. It's poor technique and hand placement all the way around. He didn't keep his elbows in tight and only shot one hand....DE dropped his upper body and caused Smith to miss his chest completely. Hand placement was the main thing I said he needed to improve on last year. Furthermore, his base got narrow right on contact. It was over right there.
     
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    Looks like a nice pickup for a UDFA - if he can develop into a starter for Miami, and it looks like your saying he can, I for one would be pleased.

    6 or 8 doesn't sound all that promising, Gase 3rd year, not sure how many more he gets. I thought they were drafting better the last 3 years and hoped he could turn it around, he may just run out of time or may just not be that good? Should have picked a more experienced defensive coordinator from the start and had a deal in place that he wouldn't have gone anywhere until they established a winning record for Miami.
     

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