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Rex Ryan: Dolphins offense loaded

I had to go pick myself off the floor before I could get around to posting this so please forgive the delay. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was just on a conference call with the South Florida media and he was routinely interesting. The guy simply has a compelling way of grabbing and keeping one's attention.

But ...

Sometimes Ryan shoots past the the line separating saying things that are interesting and saying things that are just crazy. He was clearly in crazy territory today when he called the Dolphins offense "outstanding" and "loaded."

"The Miami offense is far from being poor," Ryan said. "That's an outstanding offense. You have two great running backs, a young quarterback that always plays great against us, for some reason. I was hoping they'd bench him for our game. To be honest with you, you have the big wide out, Brandon Marshall.

"This is a team that's loaded."

Huh?

To be real with you, please understand the Dolphins are ranked No. 29 in the NFL in points per game. Some fans and media (me included) believe offensive coordinator Dan Henning is not doing a good job. And quarterback Chad Henne was benched earlier this season, if only for three plays.

And Ryan expects us to believe he believes they're good? C'mon, man!

If Ryan truly believes the Dolphins offense is loaded then he must think the coaching staff is doing a terrible job with that talent because the results have been poor. Ryan doesn't thinnk Miami is terribly coached. He said as much.

So, he was just blowing smoke, right? 

To his credit, Ryan turned off his coachspeak filter later in the session when he was talking about his own defense. In fact, he was extremely hard on his No. 8-ranked defense.

"We have to play better, there's no question about that," Ryan said. "We have to tackle better. We're not making any plays. We're not getting any interceptions. We're just out there. It doesn't seem like we've been as successful. I think we're eighth in th league in defense which is poor for our standards. We have to get it going better. Our communication hasn't been great ..."

 So it sounds like the Miami offense is poised to pummel the Jets defense, right coach?

"... this is a big challenge this week," Ryan said, "but I think our guys will respond, I really do."

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Deytrader,

You did fit a lot into that "in a nutshell".

Questionable? You're too kind.

Anyway, I've given the trust thing some thought and I just don't buy it. If the trust issue is true, it's proof of more dereliction of duty than I suspected.

If I got two vets, especially one with the stature of Chad Pennington and I don't trust my rookie, I don't start him plain and simple. I really don't think it's a trust issue so much as an outdated philisophical approach. I don't pretend that I know everything and I've proven it here many times. Still my philosophy is that no matter how promising a prospect the guy might be, I've got to put my team in the best possible position to succeed. If I don't trust him, he don't start. If they didn't trust him, they were wrong to start him.

As far as trying the wildcat in 3rd and longs to test the D, I can buy that. The problem is when to do this. Henning does it in the 3rd and 4th quarters while either being behind or nursing a small lead. Again to me it's tainted philosophy.

I have to completely agree with you on the offensive line play being a major part of the problem. Not just the interior. To me it seems like Carey has regressed quicker than I have ever seen anyone regress.

I have to give you props for mentioning this. In all fairness Hennings offense is or was designed around power running. Henne as well played on Michigan teams that excelled at power running. The better they ran the ball, the better he played.

I'm not saying Henne is the gut or that he ever will be the guy. My man point is that nobody what anybody says, I'm completely convinced that Hennings time has come and gone. Ultimately, in my opinion, he has hurt the team more so then Henne.

Thanks for not throwing a bunch of name calling craziness back at me(a novel is fine-lol). I actually enjoy debating with intelligent people with differing opinions. Every once in awhile I even learn things from them.

Ryan was talking about the potato in front of him was loaded not the Fins offense!!!

Rex is correct! We are loaded on offense Unfortunately, Henning makes us look like &%!T. Just ask Brandon Marshall who tore up the league last season. Ask Bess whos one of the best slot rec. in the league. Ask RIcky and Ronnie who are two of the best- although banged up our line was ranked as one of the best in the NFL. Only one problem with this team- HENNING.

REX RYAN is Absolutely Correct - Loaded

Jakester- thats funny- don't forget you could save us money on the broadway show we are going up early to watch as well.

No like always Miami will find a way to have a decent record w/o making the playoffs so we get another $%!TTY draft pick.

We may as well go watch this lombardi show- Under Henning we will never get this close to the lombardi trophy again.

jOE SCHMOE YOU ARE FUNNY AS HELL TO SAY WE CANT EVALUATE FOR SH$$ I JUST STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO RIGHT WITHOUT A O-LINE WHAT COULD WE POSSIBLY EXPECT!!! I HATE TO DO WOULDA SHOUDA BUT WE SHOULD HAVE MOVED CAREY TO LEFT GUARD NEXT TO LONG KEPT DONALD THOMAS AND GROVE AND FOUND A REAL RT.WE NEED A LINE LIKE THE COWBOYS SUPER YEARS(i KNOW WOULDN'T EVERYONE)I HOPE JERRY CAN PLAY RT SO NEXT YEAR WE CAN RUN LEAD DRAW WEAKSIDE BEHIND LEX HILLIARD WHO WUD BE A GOOD CATCHING FULLBACK THE POSITION RONNIE BROWN SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYING. WE NEED A DEEP THREAT IN THE WORST WAY! BUT A BEAST OF A O LINE AND SOME CATCHES FROM OUR BACKS AND A REC TE WE WILL BE FINE!!! BLESS OUR DEFENSE LITTLE HEART THEY HAVE NO HELP!!!! THEY CANT BE AGGRESSIVE FOR ALL THE DAM THREE AND OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRE EVERYBODY BUT NOLAN GOT GOT GOT GOT GOT GOT GOT GOT DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the only way this offense is loaded is if they drank a case of jager

This game will be like the Yets shooting fish (no pun) in a barrel - Ryan is smart enough not to talk trash and fire up a team that needs firing up. Man, I just don't get it with Henne - he was great in college but he seems to have still not have a grasp on the fundamental't of QBing. He can't throw a fade pass in the end zone to save his life and he can not lay the ball over the defenders head into the arms of the receiver - he telegraphs his passes and seems to be nervous in the pocket. New QB, ya, new QB (as rainman would say).

Let's trade for Tebow, which we could probably get cheaper now that the HC that drafted him is gone. I bet he would fit nicely into our offense and would give us a RB option. Spread out four wideouts and watch the holes that Tebow could exploit or watch the wideouts get open. He's a better passer than people give him credit for. Just a thought fans!

WHA?!?!?!

...There's the infantile hope of some "other" team showing up today. Some other team that has pride and heart, a team that has the stones to play professionaly...

A team capable of executing Pop Warner basics... not dropping passes, INT's, or the game... Haven't these guys been playing this game since childhood?

But then I took the Red pill and...

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