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Live blog of Dolphins vs. Bills: All Day!

I was watching the NFL Network this morning and was quite surprised by part of the broadcast which led me to turn it off.

The league's media arm was running down the AFC playoff picture, which of course, included the teams leading their divisions, the teams currently in as wildcard teams, and those "in the hunt."

The Dolphins, according to the wisdom of the NFL Network, were not included in the hunt although some 7-6 teams were. Either the Dolphins get no respect or the NFL knows something.

Look, I recognize the Dolphins have very slim possibilities of getting in the playoffs. Even if they win their final three games -- a serious possibility -- they are not guaranteed of getting in because they need others beyond just the collapsing New York Jets, to lose.

But geez, at least respect the possibilities, no?

I would tell you the biggest chance the Dolphins have of winning today's road game at Buffalo (remember the Dolphins are 1-5 at home so home field advantage doesn't exist this year) is to torment quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is the better QB in today's game. Look at the stats. So Miami needs Cameron Wake to make his life miserable. It is a real possibility as Wake leads the NFL in sacks and the Bills have some former guard Mansfield Wrotto, starting at right tackle. I told Wake about Buffalo's right tackle issues on Friday.

"We want those [issues] to peak on Sunday," he said. "That's the plan."

Cool.

It is interesting to me that although Wake leads the NFL with 14 sacks, no one in the Dolphins organization believes he's arrived as a player. And there is more evidence of that than just what folks are saying. There are factoids that speak to Wake still not being in the forefront of the national fans or even Dolphins fanbase thinking. 

It is a beautiful day in So. Fla. And there are Bills fans in the house. I saw Bills fans on the Turnpike driving down to the game, for goodness sake. It will be interesting to me how many DOLPHINS fans show up today despite the fact this game is a sellout.

I did't detect a lot of buzz about this game this week.

Ah, the home field advantage.

[UPDATE: Reshad Jones starts for starts for Chris Clemons today.]

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i guess maybe a field goal attempt is good enough for them.

Why do we continue to run the Wildcat!?

Win this one for my 11 year old please!!

goodnight sweetheart, it's time to go!

Henne sucks because the coaches have no confidence in him. They put that stupid wildcat in again when he get the team going and then they blow it.

Sparano is happier with FG attempts than he with letting his QB go in and win a game.

Sparano SUCKS as bad as Dan Henning does. Time to go for both of them.

The shortest FG attempt is 48. Those are not very good odds for ANY kicker.

It's time for yet another overhaul - maybe one day, we'll get it right!!!

Oh... how nice would that timeout be that the fins wasted???

That's it, get into scoring position and play for a fieldgoal! Take the wildcat and jam it in your...well, you know.

...and, yet we still have a chance :-)

we need a new coaching staff... it's as if Dave Wanndstedt never left.

If you are coaching this team... don't you think you would tell your QB to not throw anything less than 30 yards because it's pointless even if you complete it.

Sparano really sucks with time management, game management, and coaching in general.

Now I know why the fins still have Dan Henning as OC... it is because Sparano is too dumb to get it.

See you guys next season! Hopefully we get new coaches. If not, see you season after next!

Im sorry but in persisting with Henne and Henning, Stephen Ross has confirmed he doesn't give a f**k about the fans.

MR ROSS PLEASE FIRE DAN HENNING>>>>

Mr Ross, PLEASE FIRE TONY SPARANO and DAN HENNING. The fish stinks from the head down.

This team has the worst head coach, offensive coordinator and quartback combo I have EVER seen. Bad use of the colck - HORRIBLE paly calling and WORSE play by a semi-brain dead lifeless, useless, idiot, slow wittied, locked on to one reciever, takes far far far too long to make up what little if any mind he has quaterback. This season, last season and god forbid any more seasons are a 100% complete waste of a good defense. START OVER FIRE Henning Henne and Sparano keep Nolan if possible but get Cower or Chucky in Miami or forget the playoffs for the next 15 years.

So long Sparano and Henning. Can a coordinator win coach of the year? If so, Mike Nolan has my vote. Reports from ESPN are that Bill Cowher would consider coaching the Giants, Texans, or Dolphins. I say we are the front runner for him. Are you guys really blaming Henne for this loss. The play calling completely handcuffs this guy! Why is he checking down with less than 1 minute left- NO, why are the recievers running 5 yard routes? When the king of combacks used to run his 2 minute, Clayton, Duper, Martin, McDuffie, Fryar, whoever, were 20 to 30 yards downfield! Lets give Henne 1 season under a decent coordinator and see what he can accomplish! 2nd and 10, your quarterback is 9 for his last 10 with a TD pass, and you pull him for a wildcat play that hasn't gained more than 5 yards all season. Henning needs to stand in front of a firing squad for what he did to this team, Sparano should as well for letting it happen. I am a Dolphin loyalist, but I will find a new team to route for if Henning is not dismissed. He should not even be given the courtesy of being allowed to "step down".


Been cheering for this team for over 30 years. This is the worst offense I have ever seen out of guys wearing this uniform.

The 2007 team had no top-line first string offensive starters. They were all injured. That team won 1 game, and that offense was better than this team loaded with 3rd-year Parcells first-stringers and a Parcells Off Coord.

And I've seen plenty of seasons where our defense dropped its share of interceptions, but 30 fu*king dropped interceptions through 14 games?

Henne, gone. Henning, gone. Every guy on defense with more than one dropped pick, gone.

This roster - minus maybe Jake Long (who hasn't played great either, but will when surrounded by better talent) and Cameron Wake - is the biggest disgrace to ever put on this uniform.

No heart. No pride. No jobs next year (lockout or otherwise).

How is it possible that a football team THIS BAD can still finish with a winning record? The NFL is a HORRIBLE product right now. It's almost as bad as the NBA, and I haven't watched an NBA game since December 1994...

TIME TO FIRE SPARANO AND HENNINGS. THE WORST CLOCK MANAGEMENT EVER. THE WORST PLAY CALLING AS A NATURAL THING FOR MR HENNING. AND FOR SURE, TIME TO DRAFT THE BEST QB AVAILABLE AND SIGN A VETERAN QB TO TUTOR THIS NEW QB. WE STILL NEEDING A NEW RB AND AN SPEEDY WR WITH A COUPLE OF NASTY OL.

MR. ROSS STOP THE SUFFERING AND GIVE US THE FANS SOMETHING TO MITIGATE THIS PAIN. FIRE SPARANO AND HENNING, PLEASE!!

I mean really the defense can only do so much!!!!! Why are we not scoring???How sad is it that we run when we need to throw and throw when we need to run, can u hear the Benny Hill theme in the background. Mr Ross Keep Sparano, Henne Henning and well u will be seeing Brandon Marshall off the I-95 off ramp with a sign that reads "Will work for a touchdown" and a very empty stadium my friend...

Did you see how clueless Sparano looked on the sidelines during the last minute of the game? He clearly is not fully engaged mentally in the game. They had an opportunity to tie up that game and they blew it.

Got to get new coaches, yes, but Parcels screwed this team up from the beginning by failing to draft Tim Tebow when he had a chance to do so. Tebow would have injected some life into this heartless team and orginization!

im not even shocked that we lost this game the way i see it is that Sparano wants to keep the games close all the time and hope miami wins by a field goal just look at the play calling its just ridiculous that you take your qb out of the game when his getting a hot hand to go to the wildcat i can see that Marshall and Henne dont want to say anything negative about the play calling but you can see their frustrations when they both are asked the question about the wild cat.Why not take some chances even on 4th down why not go for it this offense is just so predictable.I still beleive Henne is the dolphins qb and he can lead this team to greatness he just has to get a better OC and we need a deep threat at wr how can you throw deep to Curtis when you have a 6'4 wr in Marshall.this whole season we have been questioning the play calling so its fair to say Hennin g has to be replace and if Sparano doesnt get agressive these next 2 weeks he also has to go.Lets start the Cowher for coach campaign.

Da MiAMi DoLPHiNS STiLL CANNoT WiN@H0ME EVEN 2MAKE Da PLAY0FFS-Da Li0NS SAY Da D0LPHiNS r D0NE -- Da LiONS HAVE ALREADY WON n TAMPA -- LiONS SAY ON 2 MiAMi n LETS WiN THERE! UN-f ucn-BELiEVABLE....

IF NOT NOW....DAMN-IT "WHEN"???

(@ MR. STEPHEN M. ROSS, ARE YOU A "PROVEN WINNER OR WHAT???")

***** TO RITE THIS SHIP AGAIN, COACH BILL COWHER IS TOTALLY AVAILABLE RITE NOW *****

COACH BILL COWHER IS ABSOLUTELY "YOUR LOYAL MIAMI DOLPHINS FANS BASE CHOICE" AND CLEARLY "ALL OF THE PEOPLES FAVORITE!!!"

COACH JON GRUDEN IS ALSO AVAILABLE RITE NOW!!! COACH TONY DUNGY IS MOST DEFINITELY AVAILABLE RITE NOW -- THESE SOLID, TOUGH, CHAMPIONSHIP PROVEN COACHES ARE UP CLOSE AND HANDS ON AND "BIGG GAME TIME WINNERS"....

(PROVEN "LOMBARDI TROPHY" WINNERS MR. ROSS)...

MR. ROSS, JUST IMAGINE YOUR MIAMI DOLPHINS PERFORMING AT A HIGH LEVEL EACH AND EVERY WEEK AND EVERY GAME OVER AND ABOVE THEIR PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SKILLS CAPABILITIES AND "WINNING" -- EVERYONE IN SOUTH FLORIDA WILL BE TRYING TO GET INTO SUNLIFE STADIUM TO WITNESS THAT KIND OF AWSOME MIAMI DOLPHINS PERFORMANCE, JUST BY THE WORD OF MOUTH ALONE...

MY, MY, MY -- COACH BILL COWHER "IMAGINE THAT"???
STEVE ROSS THAT BUNCH OF "IDIOTS YOU HAVE" RITE NOW AT THE HELM ARE DONE!!!

(IF THE TEAM HAS NO SPEED ON EITHER SIDE OF BALL, DAMN-IT...IT'S YOUR FAULT HENNING) -- THAT SHIP HAS COMPLETELY SUNK!!! MR. R0SS "Y0U" DESEARVE A MUCH BETTER SENIOR MANAGEMENT STAFF AND COACHES FOR YOUR MONEY THEN THAT "AWFUL PISS P00R PERFORMING GROUP"
(SWITZERLAND, MIKE DEE, JEFF IRELAND, TONY SPARANO & DAN HENNING) --- THEY ARE HIGHLY DESPICABLE AND INCOMPETENT 2 SAY THE LEAST!!!
(THE PROBLEM IS YOU WON THE DIVISION IN 2008 -- TWO YEARS LATER YOU HAVE SUNKEN THE DOLPHINS TEAM T0 THE LOWEST DEPTHS OF THEY CANN0T WIN A GAME AT HOME NOW -- ARE YOU BLIND -- CUTT THE DAMN EXCUSES DAN HENNING!!!)
*** SUPA SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT 2 MR. MIKE GOLIC AT [email protected] ***

THERE IS ABS0LUTELY NOTHING JEKYLL AND "HIDE" AB0UT YOU -- JUST KEEP ON TRUCKIN' MY MAN....ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS AND ALL 0F THE BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAYS THAT BRINGS IN THIS NEW YEAR....

MRjavinbur

Da DOLPHINS Do WAT DEY Do BEST ON Da ROAD "WIN"-UNFORTUNATELY Da DOLPHINS Do WAT DEY Do BEST@HOME AND Da LIONS Do NOT WANT2 CHANGE DAT FACT


Heftig, ich hätte never ever für möglich gehalten, dass dies in der Realität auch wirklich möglich ist ;-)

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