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A new list of doubters begins to shadow Miami

Count ESPN pundit Trent Dilfer the first of what promises to be a long list of pundits who don't think the Dolphin can continue their amazing season next Sunday.

Dilfer, the former Baltimore, Tampa, and other points in the NFL quarterback, just picked the Ravens to beat Miami in the playoff game between the teams next Sunday.

"The Baltimore Ravens defense is portable," Dilfer said. "They can stop anybody, anywhere, anytime."

You should not be surprised. I would not be surprised if the Ravens become the popular pick of the so-called experts the coming week. I would not be surprised if no one picks the Dolphins because the Ray Lewis love is rampant among national media members.

Then again, I don't remember too many of those people picking the Dolphis before they turned a 1-15 nightmare into an 11-5 dream. So whatever.

An opinion is like a navel. Everyone has one.

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No way that the Pride, Character, Zeal, Tenaciousness and..Memory will let CAM CAMERON get the best of us TWICE! Does Cameron deserve to move on while the Dolphins go home? Has Cameron worked harder than our coaches? Who was doubted and stood against the critics? The DOLPHINS! Who won their division WITHOUT HELP? The DOLPHINS! Who wants it more? THE DOLPHINS!

Dilfer is a sorry "POS" quarterback who got lucky he was on a very good defensive team when they won the Superbowl. Look at his stats, just a below average QB. The Bucs did ok in getting rid of this butt wipe. Go Phins!!!

The Cuban Assassin

Wow. I kind of like this "Flacco Teabag in your Mouth guy". He is totally right about your gay ass dolphins. You guys actually think your gonna beat us? You guys are nuts or on drugs (well it is Miami). Dolphin fans are the most delusional fans on the face of the planet.

Your team is not a different team since the first time we beat..errrr. Kicked your ass!! And will do it again.

You wont stop the run. We will stop the run. You guys can't go deep. I'm willing to say that Pennington doesn't even make it through the game. Oh yea, the "wildcat" offense rips. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Ravens 28 Phins 9

I am so satisfied that when ESPN plays reruns over and over again of Farve's last game, the team picking him off and making him look 40'ish will be the Dolphins. This season has been so satisfying already because we've done our part to keep the hated Pats, the hated Jets and the bungaling Bills all out of the playoffs. I am just as happy that they are NOT in as I am that we ARE in.

Miami besides playing pathetic AFC East teams(with the exception of Patriots) and twice, the only reason they finished first with that 11-5 record is they played the AFC West and NFC West the 2 weakest divisions in the NFL and were 7-1 in those games. Baltimore played a much, much, much tougher schedule and even soundly beat the Dolphins in Miami.

Mangini just got himself fired.


Posted by: tjh | December 29, 2008 at 10:50 AM

wrong tjh....Farve just got mangenius fired.
That's the best story line of the season...management forces a washed up QB on mangenius, forcing Pennington out of New York, only to have him come back to town and run the coach out of town. Keep up the great work Jets Management!!!!

Miami besides playing pathetic AFC East teams(with the exception of Patriots) and twice, the only reason they finished first with that 11-5 record is they played the AFC West and NFC West the 2 weakest divisions in the NFL and were 7-1 in those games. Baltimore played a much, much, much tougher schedule and even soundly beat the Dolphins in Miami.

Posted by: Bob S. | December 30, 2008 at 08:24 AM

And the Ravens did what Bob S.?
Beat Cleveland twice (non-playoff team)
Beat Cincy twice (non-playoff team)
Beat Oakland (non-playoff team)
Beat Jax (non-playoff team)
Beat Houston (non-playoff team)
Beat Washington (non-playoff team)
Beat Dallas (non-playoff team)
In fact, the only playoff team they beat was the game against Miami, early in their season. They are a strong team, don't get me wrong, but certainly not the unbeatable team everyone seems to be making them out to be. Turnovers will be the key, since scoring will be at a premium. Only my opinion, of course. My guess:
17 to 13 with Miami kicking a 4th quarter field goal to win it.

Yeah Trent Dilfer is a Goof But he does have a ring oh by the way Dan Marino doesn't that's has to suck.But it's all good that Miami got to play the AFC west and the NFC west,everyone knows what great divisions they were this year.Talk about getting to 11 wins.

Thanks Dolphins

Our season is a raving success, regardless of the playoffs. Beating down the Jets and knocking both them and NE from the playoffs was the best Christmas present in a loooooong time. The playoffs are like using house money. It is all gravy from here. We weren't supposed to be 8-8 but won the division.

Thanks guys...you are winners and Champs.

mr Flacco tea, hey, where can I find a Ray Lewis fat head poster? You know, the one with him holding OJ signature series knife? My Uncle Chester wants to buy me one and we can't find em. I had to throw away the Zach Thomas fat head cause he's now a cowboy. Mom has a Jason Taylor blow up doll she keeps in her room but it's looking a little beat up these days. excuse my typing cause i haVe 6 fingers but only one hand.

I agree with Flacco's teabag in your mouth. THe Dolphins need to run the rock to win and against the Bmore defence they will get nothing! Oh since this is South Florida maybe I should say that in Spanish they will get.... Ngata!!!!

How many of you here are even from Florida...I bet you're all a bunch of snow birds and not one cracker among ya! South Florida gives the rest of the state a bad name...they should stop calling it South Florida and call it North Cuba!!

the dolphins run the ball on the Ravens defense you have to kidding. it's going to be a long day for the Miami offense.

who cares about the clowns on ESPN? the Fins have goten no respects from the idiots on ESPN and on the NFL network all year! Fins just need to win and prove them fools wrong.

The Dolphins could do a highlight reel with Trent Dilfer picks against them this year!

Ray Lewis chaps my hide. The guy grates on me every time he talks. A top linebacker, sure, but he is so overwhelmed with himself it makes one sick just to look at the guy. I never thought he was better than Zack Thomas in his prime or some other linebackers. Everyone just gives this guy so much credit for everything and nothing. I would enjoy seeing the Phins beat these guys this weekend.

crimsonblack what do you mean ? Chaps your hide? Is he slapping your booty? Wellll Goooollly, Shazam!!
this Flacco commentator and other Ravens fans on here, your competition this year makes no difference now. Fins are at home for one game against Ray Lewis and fellow IQ45's. Ya'll played Cinci and Cleveland 2 times each! Steelers dominated U 2! Get your agrument together or Gomer and Goober will have to take your MLB outback for some backwoods chapping his hide!! Shazam!!

who cares/ if anyones out there old enough to remember,in 1972 after going undefeated untied. the dolphins were underdogs in playoffs and superbowl victories. go sweet polly pure bread go baby!

Regarding my comments on Dilfer. If you read what I said I commented that Dilfer had been singing the praises of the dolphins and their accomplishments this year. While he was seeing this years improvement as pretty incredible, most others were not. It is true that this improvement was not enough for Dilfer to pick the fins in some of the lead up games to the jets but who the hell was? I stay with my view that Dilfer early on recognized something special was going on even if he was not willing to put his faith in this team to ride it out to the AFC championship!

Dilfer is a has-been so who really cares what he thinks? We don't.....do you 'Mano?

Wow Gomer Pyle, good to see you know your football. We got dominated by Pittsburgh twice? We lost in overtime the first game and by a horsecrap call the second game. Whenever your ready.

How many of you are actually from Florida? Ya'll probably a bunch of mid-west snowbirds that abandoned your original crappy teams for another one. May Joey Porter get shot in his ass again. GO RAVENS. As Ric Flair would say, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

I love Dilfer. What a great guy and anaylist. He just calls em' likes he sees em'.

North Cuba, thats a good one "Hoale don't hurt em." Where is RayRay52PooOnYou?

I think the Fins will win.........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Go Ravens. The Dolphins have no chance..

IN order for the Phins to win they'll need to find Ray Finkle....and a clean pair of shorts!

The killer for the Ravens will be an old man by the name of Dan Henning. It's the playoffs boys, and Henning will have an entire catalog of plays to take advantage of an aggressive Ravens' defense. The Ravens will be chasing illusions all day.

"How many of you are actually from Florida? Ya'll probably a bunch of mid-west snowbirds that abandoned your original crappy teams for another one. May Joey Porter get shot in his ass again. GO RAVENS."

Hey No Rings...at least our city didn't pack up in the middle of the night and "abandon" us. LMFAO!!! How long before the Ravens pack up and leave ur arse sitting in that crappy town having to root for the Redskins again?

Hey Fishheads!!!! You think you can fill your stadium this Sunday? Oh yeah, that's right... The 20,000 Raven's fans will help you do that. Ravens win - 28 to 10 in a laugher. We will give you a window dressing TD with less than 2 minutes to go. Gonna suck to win your division and lose to the best team in the AFC on your home turf! Happy New Year!

Posted by: Zooday
And the Ravens did what Bob S.? Beat Houston (non-playoff team)
Beat Washington (non-playoff team)
Beat Dallas (non-playoff team)
In fact, the only playoff team they beat was the game against Miami, early in their season. They are a strong team, don't get me wrong, but certainly not the unbeatable team everyone seems to be making them out to be.
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Firstly, Dallas a 9-7 team forced to play in tough NFC east ended up 9-7 and only because they lost their QB for 4 games in middle of season. And Baltimore beat them on the road in a huge game which helped knock them out. Ravens also easliy beat 8-8 Washington. They also beat by 28 points Houston another 8-8 team who beat Miami. On Sunday you will notice that Philadelphia is playing, yes that playoff team only was beaten by the Ravens 36-7 .But in their close losses you see the exact ability of their team. Ravens lost 13-10 to Tennesse #1 seed in a game where a bad ref call late cost them the game. Ravens lost by a FG in OT to #2 seed Pittsburgh and then again when another horrendous call by a ref cost them the 2nd meeting with Pittsburgh. They did beat Miami by 14 points earlier this year IN Miami. Dolphins are improved late but they had an extremely hard time edging all of Seattle, Oakland, St. Louis, Kansas City, San Francisco - all teams with bad losing records. Even the Jets gave them a hard time and the Jets went 1-4 in their last 5. The other 3 of those 4 losses to bad teams like San Francisco, Seattle and Denver. The Jets also lost to Oakland earlier in the year.

The only impressive Dolphins performances were beating Patriots, but that was just when Cassel was first starting out and next time around Patriots walloped the Dolphins. The only other impressive game was beating the Chargers, but again that was when Cottrel a terrible def co-ord was still there as Chargers were heading to a 4-8 record.

Ravens have vastly improved as season wore on. They now have an offense. They have improved more than Dolphins have from earlier in the year. Dolphins made a great turnaround, but so have the Ravens from last year to now. And they are a better team.

Flacco will be the ONLY Rookie QB to win a playoff game this weekend. Yes, Arizona will win their first home playoff game since 1947.

Ravens have vastly improved as season wore on. They now have an offense. They have improved more than Dolphins have from earlier in the year.


Ravens are 8 - 2 in last 10 games. Phins are 9 - 1 in last ten games. Regarding your comment about Dallas.....are you kidding me?
The Cowgirls are a trainwreck.Detroit could have beaten them the way they played in week 17.

You think Berman and the others are bad? Bruce Jacobs of FOX Sports, which Wikipedia says "hates the Dolphins" (he's a Jets fan, of course), said: "I hate Miami and I hope they get splattered on the ground" by the Ravens.

Gee, will he say "I hate Miami and I hope they get mashed into the turf" by the Steelers? and then, "I hate Miami and I hope they get crucified at the goal posts" by the titans (or Colts or Chargers) and then, "I hate Miami and hope they get thrown into Tampa Bay" by the NFC champion...??

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