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Three key points following the Tennessee loss

NASHVILLE -- Three things stand out from Miami's 27-24 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

1. The officiating was questionable.

There was the unnecessary roughness penalty on Greg Camarillo in overtime that set up the winning field goal. It looked to me like Camarillo was merely touching down the ballcarrier and didn't spear or hit him. Yet it cost the Dolphins 15 yards.

"I kept asking and really didn't get much," Sparano said. "Only thing I really got was that he was down. I didn't see the play, but that is what they said."

Said Camarillo: "I was told it was a late hit ...  There was no whistle and all his teammates were telling him to get up. I think he was starting to get up. Either get him down or knowck the ball out. Those were my intentions. It is a physical game and it had been a physical game the whole time. That is what they called. That is how it goes."

Jason Taylor also had what appeared to be a fumble recovery. But it wasn't really a fumble recovery because the whistle blew and that's exactly what the officials told Sparano.

"They blew the whistle," the coach said.

2. Chad Henne had another 3-interception game.

Three picks is bad enough for any quarterback on an average offense. For the Dolphins, an offense unable to produce points in droves and easily recover from miscues, three interceptions is a death bell ringing in the distance.

"The last one, I was trying to get it over the defensive lineman," Henne said. "There are excuses, but I am not going to make them. I will just say that I missed the pass and next time I will connect on it."

My take is that Henne would like to tell you his protection up front was spotty and his receivers were inconsistent, but he's not going to do that. He'll take the blame responsibility and move on.

But the fact of the matter is the interceptions were totally on him.

The first one, which he simply threw up as he was being slung to the ground, was a ridiculously terrible decision. On the second one, he locked on to Ricky Williams in the end zone and looked nowhere else on the field. As telegraphs go, Henne did a Western Union on that one.

The final one was simply a bad overthrow.

Interestingly, it could have been worse. Remember that on a third-down, Henne threw a deep pass to Brian Hartline that settled in the grasp of a defensive back. The DB bobbled the interception and Hartline grabbed it for an improbable 57-yard completion. Henne got lucky on that one.

3. The Dolphins are consistent only in being inconsistent.

In my column for Monday's paper I outline for you why the Dolphins are at fault for their own difficult playoff stance. I mean, seriously, this team has tried and failed three times this season to win three consecutive games.

They are hot on offense one drive and anemic the next. Their defense is nowhere to be found in the first half but shows up for the second.

It drives me crazy because you see grand potential one moment and you see a team that seemingly is light years from being effective in the next moment. Sheesh!

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Consider that the Patriots original helmet decals show a player bending over, getting ready to take it from behind. That pretty much sums it up.

First and foremost we had the ball first in overtime and should have won the game. However, I couldn't beleive how all the calls went the Titans way. The officials seemed to nit pick at Miami but when Vanden Bosch drops a knee to Pat White's chest nothing is called. The Camarillo personal foul was a joke. Jason Taylor said it best about the quick whistle for the Titans but the rugby pile ups whenever Ricky ran the ball. No excuse but the flags killed us as much as Henne. We are what we are a .500 team. We have .500 talent. So start getting ready for next year guys.

Biggest need a coverage safety. Vince Young looked like Warren Moon yesterday. He targeted Gibril Wilson all day. He needs to go. I don't care about cap penalties or whatever other ramifications that come with cutting him. He sucks. He isn't good enough to start in the NFL.

Fins just showing signs they aren still incomplete. Thats the primary reason they dont display that killer instinct for 4 full qtrs. I believe one more great offense sure cure in the very least 50% of that.

Fins just showing signs they are still incomplete. Thats the primary reason they dont display the killer instinct required for 4 full qtrs. I believe one more great offseason should cure at least 50% of that.

Posted by: DyingBreed | December 21, 2009 at 06:55 PM

Repost, I was interupted by a friend while in thought. LOL

I would say I would bring my pit bull but he is gentle as a lamb and wouldn't even bite a burglar if he was made of filet mignon!

Posted by: carlito from golfito | December 21, 2009 at 05:56 PM

Only a low life scum bag would have a pitbull. No kids for carlito right? You f'kin moron!

Fins just showing signs they are still incomplete. Thats the primary reason the cant display the killer instinct for 4 full qtrs. One more great offseason should cure at least 50% of that.

Thought was interupted in the duplicate post. LOL

Whatever. You losers get another offseason to talk about potential and what could have been. Its what losers do ... they talk about getting better, could have, would have, should have, next year. You are a pathetic franchise that is nowhere close to being a legit contender. Another year of the STINKY FISH FANS TALKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR.

Armando I think the IT dept. need to refresh the application software here. It doesnt show your posts until another post is created. I see thats why no one's here right now. LOL

You retards have been talking about just "one more offseason" for about two decades now. Fuching morons couldn't get Marino a D. Then you got a D but they didn't show up in big games. Then you wasted draft picks on the next Marino. You guys are running on decades of incompetence and I'm enjoying this one as much as the 80s or 90s. Think about it. You know its true.

Dolphintastic ,
You are an Ignorant bigmouth f’k, like Tortured Douche bag.

Both of you pricks can go f’k yourselfs.

Must of been a big day at the Truck stop...


Maken lots o Money!

Tortured, Only the Jets would Draft a Women’s lingerie model for a QB.

Dolphintastic, you are an ignorant SOB.

TorturedDolphan,

I miss ur pertty mouth, thought we had a date?

You swaller better than the rest!

main reason why davis gives up the big plays is because of wilson. No saftey should allow a WR to put a double move on them. The jags game is a perfect example. Smith is on holt and gibirl is covering deep... holt gives smith the double move...smith takes position to stop the short pass and wilson bites instead of holding position...boom completed deep pass then wilson is bitching on the sideline to smith....i would slap wilson in the face....then this game on the last td thorw wilson cuts short and vonte is left alone with no deep help.....wilson sucks and bell needs someone side him at his level

Boy, I catch you with boyfriend again i'll mess that pertty mouth of yous up!

No more swollern fer you!

U know what Tortured a'shole..no one cares about ur opinion, ur Jests suk balls, just like BOTH ur parents..the only ball game u and ur parents know is balls in ur mouth...go back into your "hole" or ur boyfriends hole, whichever makes u happy

TorturedDolphan, you turd burglar, you and your boyfriends need to take your love triangle to a Jets Blog where it belongs.

I AM ASKING MYSELF...WHY dOLPHINTASTIC TALKS LIKE THAT ?WHAT DID HE SEE IN HIS LIFE TO ATTCKE SUCH A GOOD PERSON LIKE CARLITO ?

LOOK AR THE CUBAN MENACE AND LEARN FROM HIM ,HE NEVER RESORT TO SUCH EVIL WORDS AND HIS MESSAGE ALWAYS COME ACROSS W/HUMOR AND DOES DELIVER WHAT HE WANTS TO SAY W/CLASS .

The only "stinky fish" is between Tortured moms legs...she's seen more Dolphin fans pe'is then all the mend urinals at Landshark Stadium

Peeeeeuuuuuuwwwweeeeee!

You guys smell that too?

what happened to people , why last few posts TALKS VERY UGLY AND DIRTY ? WHY ? WHY ?

I AM ASKING TRUKER AND TORTURED TO WRITE IN DETAILES HOW THEY LOOK AND WHAT DO THEY DO FOR WORK .PLUS I LOVE TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE A PIG IN THEIR HOUSE AS PET .

This is just a reminder that we have you scheduled for an appointment tomorrow to lance those syphilitic pustules on your anus.

See you there!

BOBBYD12....HOW DID YOU COME UP W/SUCH NICE CREATIVE POST ? ARE YOU A PLUMBER ?

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Help he is giving me syphilitic pustules on my anus

THESE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT ,I WOULDN'T TRUST THEM W /GURDING MY LEFT OVER DINNER .

GUARDING

THE DIRTY PEOPLE STOPED .THAT'S A GOOD THING.
NOW CHANGE YOU NAMES TO MORE NORMAL NAMES AND TALK FOOTBALL .MAKE SOME TEA W/MILK AND HAVE NICE TIME WITHOUT THE FILTH YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS US WITH .

Delighted That Manwhore Tortured and his cohorts took the understated message and exited the blog.

ALoco, u a priest???

After reading that filth I feel I must Bathe.


Adieu!

Civilized Phinfan,

I'll wash your Junk for a Dollar!

SOME TIMES PEOPLE SAY SO ANS SO CAN'T SPEAK AND WRITE GOOD ENGLISH BUT WHEN YOU SEE POST WRITTEN IN ENGLISH THE WAT TORTURED WRITES YOU SAY TO YOUR WOW NATHANIEL IS MASSANGER OF GOD TO SHOW HOW TO WRITE IN ENGLISH FOR THOSE OF US WHO CAN'T WRITE WELL SPELLED WORDS W/NO TORTURED ENGLISH AS TORTURED PIG WRITES ..


COME AGAIN...WHAT

I'm so proud of our Dolphins...they fight for every game.The heart they play with is something special.No one ever gives our Dolphins credit for playing through such huge injuries this year...we lost some special players at key positions.Miami went through a lot this year, and has grown into a team with a winning attitude.We still have to add the rest of the talent , but our foundation is set.The coaches deserve credit for making Miami a team we can be proud of, and a team we can be excited about for years to come...Miami has a bright future.

I know some people don't know what to think of Henne, and I have my doubts as well.Henne does have guts and a strong arm.He can bounce back after he makes a mistake.However, I don't know if Henne will get the touch pass down...by now he should have one.He played four years at Michigan...He also got to sit a year behind Pennington.So I'm worried that it migt be a skill he wont ever really have.We can work on decision making, but a touch pass is almost like a natural skill...you either go it or you don't.Henne also has a lot of trouble moving outside the pocket...he can't make plays when everything breaks down.I think with some work he can learn to move a lot better and maybe get in better athletic shape.Henne needs to look at more then one WR...he goes to check down to quick or looks to one route.I think has a chance to fix and get better in most areas if he works hard...he has the talent that's for sure.Henne has brought Miami back in some game this year...the problem is he got us into those bad situations by throwing huge INT....Henne has to do better in the 4th quarter.

We need to get Henne a WR...Golden Tate would fit into Miami perfect.

Much love Phin Fans...We still have hope ha

1. Don't forget the bad holding call on Solai. It wasn't a hold and the ref who threw the flag was on the other side of the field and in no position to make that call.

If that bad call wasn't made the Dolphins would have gotten the ball back around their own 35 yard line with 1:20 and a timeout rather than pinned at their own 1 yard line. That might have been the biggest bad call against the Dolphins.

Don't feel bad about The holding call on Solai!

I get one aday for holding truckerpole!

PO White garbage, I was not talking to you scum. You are carlito's boy, sticking up for him. You sweet, who likes monkey meat. Bwahhahahahahhahahah

Po denounce carlito and pledge your allegiance to NJ

nj 24/7 on this blog ,does he ever take a bath ? but when .

Just like Pitbulls B I T C H.

Scum?

You are hurtin my feelens.

garbage?

Thats Trash to you B I T C H!

i like po better than T.Dolphin .

Think TD is comming around!

Tortured D, I was talking to Po white garbage scum, not you. Learn to read

Whats that SMELL?

any one of you guys loves meatball sub ?

Sorry my bad Dolphintastic

I'm hurt....

I shall wipe my tears same as you will wipe the leftwinger jizz from your lips Dolphintastic!


No more Po white trash to kick around!

Po white trash loves to eat carlito's meat balls

Can I get 2NDS Po?

Who says I am a left winger? Go back to your boy carlito. You love his every word.... you are his groupie.

Tortured Dolphin,

Thought you liked Toss salad?

Dolphintastic,

Kind of like you love Trucker Jizz?

Whats the matter, forget who you are?


Post name Polepuffer!

po, i hope you still in fas .

Elvis has left the building!

Carlito, just 2007 and a 1-15 record, players are young, players are old, coaches are new, coaches are old, too many injuries, tough schedule, bad drafts, young QB....I and many others are tired of all the excuses. Heard it all before.

I can deal with the W/L record, even championship (Steelers) have bad year But there's no real improvement after 2 years. I mean, you tell me, is this team any better than it was in Sept? Or the Sept. before? If so, please explain it, because I just don't see it.

Every week, it's the damn thing. Even when we win, we barely scrape by. Sorry but I'm tired of "wait until next year" thinking.

If you have a tape of the game, take a look at some very questionable non-calls.

(1) at :32 secs in the 2nd quarter, Lex Hilliard goes down and #93 who is a good five yards aways at the moment his knee hits the ground runs and pushes him down AFTER the whistle in a manner very similar to the Camarillo penalty in OT. Not called.

(2) blatant holding by the right guard #73 against the Dolphin defender in a position to make the tackle on the 41 yard screen to CJ at 2:30 in 2nd quarter (you can see the jersey snap back when he lets go). Not called.

(3) blatant holding by the TE on a speed rushing Jason Taylor on the 19 yard reception by Britt at 12:01 in the 2nd quarter. Not called.

This wasn't NFL quality officiating. I hope they look at this tape closely in league offices and downgrade these officials as appropriate so that we don't see crap like this again.

The announcers of the game even said the refs made a couple of bad calls.Not that it means anything.

So cacajoe . just f'n switch teams and go root for Indy or the Saints. Just leave this blog Sir. F'n crybaby !!

Po white trash suck carlito's balzzzz through garden hose.

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