Game Changers and Rationalization at it's finest

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  1. royalshank

    royalshank Not a Game-Changer Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I have to admit, the "he wasn't a game changer" narrative to rationalize these idiotic moves are, well, just that - rationalization. Sorry fellas, but now T-Dumb and Gase have completely lost me. Let's see - we trade Ajai for crap because he was a cancer. "It's ok, he wasn't a game changer" even though he had 3, 200 yard games in a single season and we rode him to the playoffs when we had a real QB playing under center. Landry's contract situation bungled so badly we are forced to tag and trade an asset that only appreciated since we drafted him - but yet we could only muster a 4th and a 7th. "It's ok, he wasn't a game changer". Now we will cut Suh and despite leading the NFL since 2010 in tackles for loss, "it's ok, he wasn't a game changer".

    C'mon man. If these guys weren't game changers than who was? Answer: no one. Why not cut everyone on a fat contract or who has a big mouth and just rebuild from scratch with Philbin-esq choir boys who suck at football. I can't believe Gase turned out to be such a wuss. We should have kept Dan Campbell - who the players respected - and probably feared bit. **** Adam Gase and Mike Tannenbaum for this mess. Also, who is accountable for giving Suh that contract in the first place then cutting him and eating all this dead money? Who is accountable for bungling the Landry situation? **** you Mike Tannenbaum you suck at your job worse than any GM in the history of any sport - including Curling.
     
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    Or the shine came off during a 6-10 season, rightfully so to some. A team that allowed a Bushrod to collect a starters check to protect a bum knee, is laughable.

    All of it exposed the smoke and mirrors of occasional success, if 2 PO appearances in the past 9 years is success.

    I will never defend the FOs in modern history. I never wanted Carl Peterson nor The Bum. But this franchise has no real direction. It's rudderless, and it's not a recent problem. It's a fundamental issue coming from Davie.
     
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    So you actually wanted Jarvis Landry to get top-5 receiver money from the Dolphins? Oh, ok.

    Also a bit of a reality check—Miami's offense SIGNIFICANTLY improved without Ajayi on the team.
     
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    Why in the **** hasn’t J Thomas been cut yet!!! That **** should have been cut a long time ago!
     
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    Some guys they give the benefit of letting them know before the frenzy of FA. A lot of other players are likely submitted with a list just before the 4 p.m. deadline of the new league year.
     
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    You know it's the off-season when the OP is wishing we would have stayed with Dan Campbell.
     
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    royalshank Not a Game-Changer Finheaven VIP Donator

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    At least he wasn’t a great big puss like Gase is turning out to be.
     
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    No. I wanted the team to lock him up LAST year. Ajai looked good on Philly ripping off long runs and big plays. I know, I know it was their o-line. What was our PPG w Ajai and without? I don’t know that we really improved.
     
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    Long runs with a massive 1 touchdown on the year....the 200 yard games padded his stats that year...yes he had a great run during that stretch but other than those 4 he cracked 100 one other time that year...that's it...
     
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    padded his stats w 3, 200 yard games is like saying Wayne Gretzky padded his stats w a hat trick once every five games. You realize no one in the history of the NFL did that right? I didn’t have so much of an issue w the trade in isolation however - but all these moves - attributed to a culture purge - is alarming. Especially when the reason the culture went to **** this year IMO was the signing of a very un-deserving Jay Cutler - that move crapped on the heads of every player who put the work in, did things the right way etc. It was a move that will be looked back on as the one that sunk Adam Gase. He lost all respect w his best and most vocal / passionate players. Now he’s trying to save his *** by getting rid of them all - desperation move. Weak. Really weak.
     
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    252.4 yards per game with ajayi
    350.66 after ajayi was traded

    13 ppg with ajayi
    21 ppg after ajayi left

    so significant improvement.
     
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    Drake is a better RB than Ajayi in every way except maybe trucking defenders. Jay was never going to accept a rotational role with us, he was becoming a diva.

    Jarvis simply wanted too much money. same as Lamar & Vernon which hindsight proved us right.

    Suh? i have no idea what this FO is doing to cut Suh. MAKES NO SENSE. save 4M to cut an All Pro and burn 26 million wtf was this move.
     
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    royalshank Not a Game-Changer Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Holy ****! I stand corrected. It really didn’t feel like it but damn.
     
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    royalshank Not a Game-Changer Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Geez. I even had to give you a like for schooling me on this one.
     
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    But Jarvis could have been had at a tolerable price if we signed him last year.
     
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    What does this even mean?
     
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    Like the 13.5 a year they offered?
     
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    I could be wrong but I thought Drake lead the NFL in rushing the last 5 weeks of the season.
     
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    He did...
     
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    Yup! and the last 5 games isnt a arbitrary number cherry picked stat... Drake started getting 10+ in week 12... So when they made him the starter, he led the league...
     
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    Yeah, it's all mindless rationalization. Are fans still trying to rationalize the Ajayi trade LMAO? Pinning offensive woes on Ajayi, dealing with Jay Cutler's early incompetence, while seeing 8 and 9 in the box? Cmon man. Did the Eagles offense struggle when they traded for Ajayi, too? En route to the Super Bowl? lol

    Let's put that foolish narrative to bed, and just imagine the offense that could've been, centered around an Ajayi and Drake rushing attack. The same Drake who Gase somehow refused to PLAY prior to the trade, and even hyped up an increased role by Damien Williams after the trade, before even mentioning Drake. It took a shoulder injury to Damien Williams for the Drake emergence to even happen. And we're trusting Adam Gase roster evaluations? No.

    The fans who think you can lose the majority of your top end talent for barely anything, and come out cleaner on the other side, are very naive, and.. well... stupid.

    Look at the track records. What's there to go off on with these three current stooges in place?
     
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    It’s just not fast enough. I want to see this bum gone ASAP before Gase changes his mind lol
     
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    Thank you. I mentioned this yesterday. Everyone wants to pretend Gase knew Drake was a better option than Ajayi, so let’s dump Ajayi the Malcontent for a 4th rounder.

    Meanwhile, Gase wanted to lean on Damian Williams initially.
     
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    I get what you're saying from the original post with the "game changer" narrative, and it makes sense. Suh was absolutely a game changer...simply one that cost way too much freaking money. But he fit in with the plan at the time he was signed, assuming there was one.

    As to your comment here, I think the exact opposite is taking place. The Fins have decided to go all in with Gase's vision. I think he's said, "You want this thing to work? It's my show. My coaches. Players that fit my scheme, and a more balanced payroll." If I'm right on this? He'd better be freaking right, and this plan had better pay dividends.
     
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