Miami Dolphins: What went right, what went wrong

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  1. DKphin

    DKphin A True Fan Donator

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    I can not believe they included Pouncey in what went right with the club.:thumbsdown

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    http://www.lindyssports.com/nfl/mia...phins-what-went-right-what-went-wrong/466213/
     
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  2. Teenwolf

    Teenwolf You are an animal

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    Whilst I agree with your sentiments with regards to Pouncey, I would say the general crux of the piece is correct.

    We do have some exciting young players coming through, especially on defense, but it is the shear lack of discipline that kills this team.

    I often watch Dolphins games from the Shula era to hark back to the better days, and it is so so apparent that Shula instilled not just discipline, but pride into the team. He was a class act all round and it shone right through the team. I know there were isolated incidents throughout the late 80's & early 90's but these days I tend to go through the season thinking 'what next?' For me, it all started when Ricky Williams went up in a puff of smoke.
     
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    No discipline.
     
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    Tannchise Banned Hammered

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    lack of strategic thinking. Didn't have to sign Alonso and Branch, however, wanted to "lock them up." Also paying outsiders vs home-grown talent. Finally, refusing to address qb after Nov 16.
     
  5. miamiron

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    the young one's are killing us with penalties
    Tunsil had 12(9 pre snap), Godchaux had 10(6 pre snap) on 47% of the defensive snaps
    Howard had 10

    The Giants defense had 27 total penalties
    our defense had 56
     
  6. artdnj

    artdnj Time is Now Finheaven VIP

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    Giants is a baad example, they were better at that but worse record. Jk, penalties have to be cleaned up.
     
  7. claytonduper

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    Losing McMillan in the middle destroyed our "QB" on defense. We were forced to use Kiko more and reach for Rey. Getting McMillan back and adding another high draft for the LB spot and we should be good going forward. Kiko should be relegated to a back up role and his salary should reflect that level of play. Not sure when we can get out from that contract. Branch apparently played through an injury and hopefully he comes back healthier and becomes more productive.
     
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    did we lead the league in pre snap penalties???
     
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    Injuries played a role, but for me, it was mostly a lack of team unity and leadership in the locker room where they didn’t hold themselves accountable. All it takes is a guy or two playing for just a check and the wheels will start to come off. We got off to a rough start and never really came together as a team.
     
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    This is part of my reason for optimism. The young pups have a year's experience which should cut down on missed assignments and penalties. In addition, one more year of experience in the system so there should be less thanking and more reacting. I'd also throw Grant is there as something that went right.
     
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    I cant for the life of me, figure out what Gase and other people see in Pouncey that we (pretty much everyone on FH) don't. You know its a RARE occurrence on FH for nearly EVERYONE to be in agreement on ANYTHING. Oddly enough we all agree on Pouncey, but others seem to think he is a stud. What are we missing?
     
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    I believe that part of the reason the oline had some many pre snap penalties was the fact that Pouncey wasn't practicing on a regular basis. He's the one that makes the line calls but in practice it was Brendel doing it. But Gase loves him as much as to say that "Pouncey's the best center in the NFL" which is BS because he's not even the best center on his own family. His brother is better than him

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Who says we all agree?!!! I think he’s right up there w Langer and Stephenson as one of the greats of all time, let alone Miami history!!!!!! JK!!!!
     
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    A lack of discipline is a direct reflection of the coaching staff. I'm sure having a live DJ at practice doesn't help either.
     
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    Explain 2016 and ranking #2 in penalties .
     
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    What a lazy article.
     
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    What about 2016? I blame the high amount of penalties on the coke sniffing coach.
     
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    I think they're pointing to Pouncey starting all 16 games as a success. He graded out fine in pass blocking but he wasn't nearly as effective pulling and getting to the second level on runs. There were also some curious communications issues in the middle, but it's hard to assign blame without knowing what the line calls are and who was actually missing the calls. Across the board, our guys seemed to be fooled by stunts, twists, and delayed blitzes.
     
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    Kiko started a lot of games too but he sucked

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Penalties were so painful last year, they seemed to come at the worst possible time. Oline was by far the worst issue, ONCE AGAIN. QB was a ****ing joke. I actually thought Cutler might be ok with Gase at the helm, but man was I wrong.
     
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    Is it Training Camp yet?

    *sigh*
     
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    My point being even a crappy defense ala Giants can be disciplined
    so we have no excuse
     
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    We were tied for 4th in pre snap offensive penalties
    but #1 in total offensive penalties with 65, more than twice as many as the Ravens
    5th in defensive penalties with 56, The Pats had 30
    22nd in special teams penalties with 16, the Vikings led the league with 11

    We ended up with 137 penalties or
    52 more than the least amount of penalized team in the NFL
    Carolina Panthers
     

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