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The name of the better QB in Sunday's game? Fitzpatrick

The enduring memory I have of Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is him getting around the edge of the Dolphins 2009 defense and running for a TD.

And as the Dolphins prepare for Sunday's game against the Bills, I am impressed that my trusty stat sheet that surprises because it says Fitzpatrick is a solid quarterback who border on being pretty good. He has 21 TDs to 11 interceptions. He's completing 58.5 percent of his passes. And his rating is 85.0.

Put another way, the Bills will start the best quarterback in the game on Sunday.

"I've been very impressed with him. I'm very impressed watching the film," Miami defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said. "I didn't know what to expect because I did not study him until this week. I watched him in the past a little bit. When I was at San Francisco and he was at Cincinnati we played them. And I remember watching him before the game in warmups and thinking, 'This guy is pretty good.'

"Watching the film I've been very much impressed. He's got great eyes for a quarterback. If he hears that he'll think that sounds a little strange. he does an outstanding job with his eyes. He does an outstanding job getting rid of the ball. He knows the offense. He plays extremely intelligent and what I mean by that is he doesn't have to stare things down to know exactly where people are going to be. I've been very impressed."

That is not all.

"He's very resilient," Nolan said. "He doesn't get flustered by a bad down. We've played a lot of good quarterbacks all season long but this guy's got my attention he's got the player's attention, too."

 

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Mando, if Fitzpatrik were playing for the Dolphins this year, they'd have an 8-4 record and would be on their way to the playoffs. No doubt.

Armando,

If I were playing for the Dolphins this year I would have a lot more money than I do and would be on my way t the bank.

????

Mando if Arian Foster were playing for the Dolphins we would have a running back that could rush for more than 60 yards in a game.

IF Tom Brady played for the Dolphins we be 11-2.

You guys are stupid.

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

Da DOLPHINS DID WAT DEY D0 BEST 0N Da ROAD -- "WIN" -- BUTT, WILL Da MIAMI DOLPHINS CONTINUE 2 PLAY HIGH LEVEL PHYSICALLY TOUGH, HARD NOSE, INSPIRED FOOTBALL 4 THEIR MANY, MANY "LOYAL H0METOWN FANS" or DO WE GET Da JEKYLL n "HIDE" SHOW 4 Da DOLPHINS BOSS n OWNER STEVE ROSS 2 WITNESS AT HOME ONCE AGAIN -- (THEIR IN-EPT n PIZZ POOR GAME PERFORMANCE n APPLIED GARBAGE SKILLS) -- IS IT FAIR 2 SAY DAT JEFF IRELAND WILL Be ATTENDING Da MIAMI / BUFFALO GAME 2 WITNESS HIS "HIGHLY FAILED n INEPTITUDE QUARTERBACK PRODIGY CHAD HENNE"??? -- (DAT GUY COULD'NT HIT A BULL IN Da @ZZ WITH AN IRONING BOARD -- HE HAS EXCEPTIONALLY WEAK SKILLS n BLIND 2 MATCH!!!)...Da DOLPHINS NEED A MUCH BETTA n "IMMENSELY TALENTED QUARTERBACK n SOON" -- MR. DAN MARINO CANNOT BELIEVE HIS OWN EYES AT WAT HE SEES AT HIS "HIGHLY SKILLED n ELITE POSITION" -- ("HENNE GETTS ABSOLUTELY NO PAT ON Da HEAD HERE") -- CHAD HENNE IS ABSOLUTE GARBAGE -- 2 SAY Da LEAST!!!

p.s. See More -- U DAMN RITE "EYE DO"???...miami dolphins, da bills r cumin 2 sunlife stadium 2 win da fuc'n game --"Da BILLS HAVE ONLY 2 PLAY HARD & WIN Da FOOTBALL GAME -- DEY HAVE NUTTIN ELSE BUTT THEIR PRIDE 2 PLAY 4 NOW" -- (WITH or WITH-OUT SKILLS CHALLENGED CHAD HENNE AS Da DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK & Da DOLPHINS PLAYOFF HOPES r n HIS HANDS -- SCARRY RITE!!!)

question..."MR. DON SHULA KNOWS PEOPLE & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TALENT & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL MATTERS, BUTT MOST IMPORTANTLY, MR. SHULA KNOWS EXACTLY HOW 2 GETT YOU 2 THE BIGG DANCE STEVE ROSS" --"WHY" IS'NT MR. SHULA THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS???...HE GETTS OUR VOTES 2 BE THE DOLPHINS GM & HE IS THE FACE OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS & THE ORGANIZATION!!!...(IF NOT NOW..."WHEN" DAMN-IT???)

Dear Mr. Salguero

""Watching the film I've been very much impressed. He's got great eyes"

"And I remember watching him before the game in warmups and thinking"

Why is my heart pounding so fast.

I've never felt this way before just looking at a quarterback.

Do you think Ryan will throw a pass my way.

But in the end, Dan Henning realized the age difference was to vast for any type of stable relationship just lowered his head and went home to his wife.

Soiled :)

Armando if Andre Johnson was playing for the Dolphins we wuld hae a WR with more than two TD's in 13 games.

Not only that, he could teach Crowder how to whip someone's a s s!

Thanks Soiled.

I spit coffee all over my laptop and it's only 9:00am.

The laughs are great, the clean up not so much.

Random thought: Snorting coffee sucks!

Home posted on a couple of blogs here the past 2 days that Fitzi is better than Henne, esp in the 2nd half of the season, much to the chagrin of Miami Herald Dolfan bloggers

The war between Dolphins vs Bills starts Sunday @ 1:00 PM

Soon a bigger and perhaps nuclear war will start, dragging in many players

North Korea warned Friday it would launch a military strike against the South if Seoul goes ahead with live-fire drills near Yeonpyong Island over the next five days, North Korea's state-run KCNA reported.

What happened to peace on earth and goodwill to man?

If henne had an offensive line, a running back, and more than bess, and an oc that wasn't in a dementia ward we might have made the playoffs.

Fitzi has had an inordinate amount of dropped balls by his receivers that he put right on the money

Fitzi is probably the most underestimated QB in the NFL right now

and, uh, Henne, well, you know
maybe this week

Darryl Dunphy,

Can you "shoot' me a couple of those Oxycontins Bro?

I've been listening to Armando interviewing Bernie Kosar all morning!

It was worse than watching reruns of I Love Lucy with a hangover.

lol@Odin
good analogy

Shaggy,

If Henne had an offensive line he'd be as good ad Fitzpatrick.

PS: Don't tell Homes or Armando but Henne has won more games than Fitz without an offensive line-Doh!

PSS: I didn't knowyour QB ratings were more important than your win/loss record. Just goes to show, you learn somethingnew everyday!

Homes,

Just kidding!

Happy Holidays to you.

We have more wins that losses due to our outstanding defense.
We all know Henne is an average QB by NFL standards and our 7-6 record proves that.
If the Bills had a better supporting cast, then Fitz who be sitting at 7-6 as well.

NHFINSFAN,

Just what re you trying say?

You seriously Think Fitz is better?

If Fitz is so much better, then tell me how........ah..........then explain............um...........if that were true wouldn't the.................

Oh, never mind................

Dear Mr. Salguero

Will the Dolphins be able to out.... Blue collar, working man, 9 to 5, everyday joe, Ryan Fitzpatrick and his Harvard snooty white collar ivy league ways ?

I expect Dan Hennings suppior brain power to counteract anything thrown at us by the Harvard Bills.

Soiled :)

Not everyone who goes to harvard is snooty...remember fiedler went to dartmouth ( my hometown) and I watched every game he played...down home, blue collar guy from long island.
henne seems more aloof to me than fitz...just saying.

Dear Mr. Hennings,

If you find yourself looking for a job anytime soon, you should check with Armando Salguero.

He's in dire need of a good coach. A voice coach that is, he sounds like the male version of Fran Drescher.

Anywhoo Mr. Hennings, just thought I'd throw an old dog a bone,

I just want to point out that if we win out and the jets, ravens and chiefs loose 2 of 3, we are the #6 seed in the playoffs....just saying.

...oh yea, we need the colts to lose as well...and the jags, oh yea, and chargers.
you get the picture....we're screwed!

What in tarnation does "seems more aloof" mean?

Is that thar some kinda snooty cutdown?

Enough already! Lay off Henne. When Henne smokes the Bills Sunday you'll still find faults with him. Henne is good and with a good OC he will be great. Its his SECOND YEAR. Lay off already!

Mr. NHFINSFAN

" blue collar guy from long island"

Where on Long island is Fiedler from ?

I was born in Brooklyn N.Y. and as a young boy I lived in Port Jefferson on Long island....was a jet fan back then even had a awesome jets football uniform...hey I was a kid and lived in N.Y.

Soiled :)

Aloof: Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote.

i love his explanation of very intelligent...

Fiedler was born and raised in Oceanside, NY...while he did grow up a jets fan, he was the best QB we've had since marino left.

This is not from Henning...its not from Sporano, and its not from some wanna be GM/coach (blogger) like myself...This quote is from MIKE NOLAN HIMSELF.....

"He plays extremely intelligent and what I mean by that is he doesn't have to stare things down to know exactly where people are going to be."

I wonder who/what he is reffering to.

maybe we can trade henne for fitz?

any questions.....

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Hows that for an economic stimulus program. Push a couple of buttons and it's goodbye National Debt!

-Your future President John F. Odinseye-

First off, comparing Fitz to Henne is a little off. Fitzgerald has 2 more years than Henne in this league.

Second, Henne, not Fiedler is the best Qb we've had since marino. Any doubters? Fiedler did nothing but "not lose" when he was here. He never singlehandedly won us a game. He had one of the great defenses when he was here that had like 5-7 pro bowlers on it on any given year. Add to that, he had a resurgent Lamar Smith and then the best back in the league at the time in Ricky Williams occasionally popping off 200 + yards rushing in a game. Did Fiedler even once pass for 300 yards in a game as a Dolphin? Henne has done it a few times and been the sole reason we won a couple of games.

Some of you guys are just pure retards. You are the same people that ran Ted Ginn out of town and now complain that we don't have a return game. You watch Ginn yesterday? He was a threat every time he returned a kick. You people tried to even run good players like Crowder and Sean Smith out of town. Some of you have no clue about the sport and should shut your fat mouths!

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, I got one. Why do they say Pie R Square? Pies are round.

If you like Fitzpatrick so much then move to Bullafo and cover the Bills. You suck

Playoff scenarios (I know it's a long shot but here goes)

Dolphins must beat Bills and Pats. Oddly, there's a scenario where we could lose to Detroit and still get in but won't go into that.

- We can't catch NE or Pitt. To catch Balt we must win 3 and they lose 3. We must also finish ahead of whomever finishes 2nd in the AFC west and south. That being said the most likely route to the playoffs would be passing the Jets. To pass the Jets here's what needs to happen.

Either we win 3 and they lose 3 or we win 3 and they win 2 (as long as the Buffalo game isn't one of the wins). So as long as we win this week and next week and the Jets lose at least one of those games (Pitt and Chicago) we'll have a shot going into week 17. In any scenario the Jets must lose to the Bills in week 17.

Mark...are you angry today?


Aloof: Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote.

Posted by: NHFINSFAN


Gosh durnit dagnabit, if aloof means Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

Why didn't you just say distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote in the furst place?

Dang ole Dartmouth Fiedler fans man!

Dolphin fans are still making excuses for Henne. lol he sucks plain and simple.

Mark you're an idiot.

Eric, suck me, Beautiful!

Kris, I'm just tired of stupidity and ignorance. Otherwise, I'm fine. How are you man? Class over?

Mark, I firmly believe Chad Pennington clearly had the best year (2008) of any Dolphin QB since Marino. I don't think anyone would dispute that Ginn was a threat as a return guy, albeit an inconsistant one at best. What got him run out of town was his ineffectiveness as a #1 receiving threat seeing that he was a top 10 pick. He's soft, that simple. Nothing I saw last night changed that opinion.

I thought aloof was one of those weird sponge things chicks like.

No

Mark,

I'm outstanding today...the class ended yesterday...mercifully

Chris Mortensen also said on 790 that the opinion of coaches around the league that have played against Henne are not positive.

Kris,

Henne has won more in 26 games than Fitz has in four seasons.

I think that stat pretty much trumps all the rest!

Any question?

Chris-623,

Did you see Ginn run over that kicker that tried to tackle him....that was impressive

Chris 623

I'm not going to argue the Ginn point.

However, did you see him knock the punter out of the game.

I know it was just a punter but he was a big punter. I was impressed.

I was like: DAMN was that Ted Ginn?-LOL!

Do I think Henne is playing well, obviously not? But being a fan means you let him give it a try. It's not like this offense is going anywhere with anyone else? Name one Qb that is not a franchise guy that would make this offense a playoff contender? I heard talking for Carson Palmer yesterday? Are you fukking serious??? The guy's stats are eerily similar to Henne's but costs an awful lot more and he will not get any better. At least with Henne there is hope. You got to give him another year - maybe not the whole year but it's still to early to judge - as frustrating as it may be.

As far as Ginn, sure he was a failure as a #1 WR. But could there be a role for him on this team still? For sure. He could've been the 4th WR and return guy instead of having Marlon Moore and Roberto Wallace. Also, the same people criticising Ginn when he was here are the same ones screaming for our offense to add speed and a return guy. Yes, he was soft but he could have had a role but Ireland said he couldn't keep him here after the public outrage towards him. Pure ignorance.

Also found it funny when Ginn trucked that extra large punter San Diego has.

My man Mark! I'm right there with you brother.

Bah Humbug b*tches!!!

The Henne talk is tiring. NH said it, we still might (though I don't really believe we will) make the Playoffs. With what folks say is the worst QB in the league (they have a point last 2 games). I asked the question yesterday (no one could answer) how Henne might win 10 games in year 2, while Penney won 11 with the easiest schedule Miami EVER had in his what, 12, 13th year?

Guess it's everyone else on the team. No run game, no play calling, no 'stretch-the-field' option, yeah, sure, Henne had nothing to do with the success of the offense. And Larry King is a serious journalist!

It's really just that we're not progressing fast ENOUGH for lots of people. But what they don't understand is if you keep bringing in new personnel, especially in key positions, you're just starting from scratch all over again. And, since we're getting a new OC, maybe now's the time to do that, but I see many more acquisitions that would improve the offense QUICKER than drafting a new QB and putting them in right away. How many times has that worked in the past?

Also, Fitzpatrick is playing well, no doubt. All that said, I'm happier being a Miami fan. Buffalo has a much longer way to go to get to the top than we do. They might have a QB, but that's about it.

And look at San Diego. No doubt have a better offense (QB might be MVP of the league), statistically have a better defense than us, and, EXACTLY the same record (before this week). Playing in the easiest division in the NFL and are 7-6. So it's ain't all that bad being the Miami Dolphins. What's Indy, 7-6? We have a better record than the Texans who have a much better offense.

In case anyone didn't notice, football is a team sport. The goal is to have the most balance so that you can do it from either side of the ball.

Odin,

I can't argue with facts....my point is this...Henne has been evaluated and those are the evaluations are comming to light....That was the defensive coach....the defensive coach.....

So He doesn't game plan against Henne....but there are 10 other DCs who do and share information....The cat is out of the bag....and its probably a very significant contributing factor to our offensive woes.

Also, fyi, Mark was speaking about me in the "Ginn" post. I was one of the loudest voices to get rid of him. And, can't believe I'm saying this, I kind of miss him in the return game. Shows why I'm sitting in this office instead of on the field somewhere.

Agreed DC, you have to keep Henne in this mix. He went through a lot of adversity this year (injuries, bad play calling, no run game, fan criticism, etc). Let's see how he prepares himself this offseason. I hate to bring back the Drew Brees analogy but he was all but written off before he came back and wouldn't let anyone take the job from him.

I'm not saying be will be Drew, but if he could just be the Qb he was in the first half of the year yardage wise and move some of those picks to the TD column - it would be just fine thanks.

That being said, the team also has a responsibility to push him for the job. This is the NFL, the pros and you can only hand-hold for so long. I think you have to draft someone and/or get a vet who can play - maybe even give Thigpen a chance to win the job - although I don't think this managment team believes in Thigpen or he would have been named the starter instead of Pennington before.

Henne does win - I saw someone credit the defense above - the defense is good but this isn't the early 200 Ravens we are talking about or even the Dolphins defense from the same era. The defense may have won a couple of games and that is what good defenses do but Henne has also won a few for them too.

I hope you guys are right and the coaches and pundits are wrong. I really do. Off to work in foggy Phx.

Hahha, DC, you weren't alone there and to be honest when Ginn was moved - I didn't shed a tear but to trade him without a fall back option at least on special teams was a big mistake by this team.

Might have meant an extra win this year - like it did last year - who knows? Hopefully management learned something.

WOW...one win and DC DOLFAN is drunk off A S S on the kool-aid.

Funny.

We have the same record as other average teams because like them....average. 7-6 is still average.

Which one of those 7 wins would you say Henne threw us on his shoulders and carried us DC?

Which ones would you say the Defense did?

You can even say that ST effed us on 2 games.

You guys know...I love my FINS....but medicre isn't gonna cut it...not this year and not in the future.....

Somebody posted that we are closer to the top then we are to the bottom....the problem with that thinking is that it means we have to play mistake free football, and everyone knows we don't always play mistake free football...nobody does.

I am expecting at this point in the season to see some convicing win....like last night...if we had played the 9ers...the score would have been 10-6...and thats NOT WINNING FOOTBALL.

We need to demand more.....NOW

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