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Miami Dolphins lose to the Browns, 17-16, and still winless

CLEVELAND -- The Miami Dolphins are winless after three games. Jobs are now officially at stake.

I'm not talking at the end of the year. I'm talking this week, tomorrow perhaps, and on the bye week almost certainly if the losing continues.

Terrible.

The Dolphins, field goal kicking experts, must understand that they are always at risk when they don't maximize drives with touchdowns. That's because other teams do maximize drives with touchdowns. And that helps them win.

This is bad folks. Really bad.

Going into the locker room now. Will report back afterward. 

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I'm a Henne supporter but Devil's Advocate is right.He didn't come come through. Winners pull that game out someway somehow. He didn't. None of them did. I still like Chad and think he can be a good QB for this team but he did not do what he is paid to do.

Armando = penis manipulator

FINS TO THE LEFT, FINS TO THE RIGHT, ITS THE ONLY GAME IN TONW!!!!

FINS UP DOLFANS!!!!!

THANKS YOU STEVE ROSS, YOU RUINED OUR FIGHT SONG, YOU RUINED OUR TEAM!

HOW COULD YOU TAKE SUCH A GOOD THING AND TURN IT INTO A TURD....I HEAR A FLUSH NOW!

STEPHEN ROSS...SELL THE TEAM, PLEASE!

Getting rid of Ireland and Sparano will not do any good as long as our owner is the biggest douche in professional football.

I'm gonna retire after this year. Then come back. Then retire. What do you guys think?

FINS TO THE LEFT, FINS TO THE RIGHT, ITS THE ONLY GAME IN TONW!!!!

FINS UP DOLFANS!!!!!

THANKS YOU STEVE ROSS, YOU RUINED OUR FIGHT SONG, YOU RUINED OUR TEAM!

HOW COULD YOU TAKE SUCH A GOOD THING AND TURN IT INTO A TURD....I HEAR A FLUSH NOW!

STEPHEN ROSS...SELL THE TEAM, PLEASE!

Getting rid of Ireland and Sparano will not do any good as long as our owner is the biggest douche in professional football.

Posted by: Hopeful 'Phins Fan | September 25, 2011 at 04:50 PM

Don't hate!

Does anyone else wonder how well Jon Gruden would be as HC?

Offensive scheming is horrible and henne was allowed to audible this year....we're now seeing why Dabol was last in the league in leading cleveland in scoring last year...

I BET THE PRESIDENT HAS TO DO WITH THE MISSERY WE ARE LEAVING IN WITH THIS FOOTBALL TEAM.

Suck for Luck continues fire them all Hello Fisher best coach available hope not Cowher..

FINS TO THE LEFT, FINS TO THE RIGHT, ITS THE ONLY GAME IN TONW!!!!

FINS UP DOLFANS!!!!!

THANK YOU STEVE ROSS, YOU RUINED OUR FIGHT SONG, YOU RUINED OUR TEAM!

HOW COULD YOU TAKE SUCH A GOOD THING AND TURN IT INTO A TURD....I HEAR A FLUSH NOW!

STEPHEN ROSS...SELL THE TEAM, PLEASE!

To anyone, who wants to have a logical debate, maybe slideshow and who else.

On all those plays, who was open? Gates ran a route out of bounds by getting shouldered out on 2nd down

4th down marshall made no effort, just going through the motions. What am i missing?

I will blame henne when the blame is due.

this coaching staff lost this team, the effort is not there from the stars, and the D is far worse than last year... nolasn a genious??

dolphin77, we can keep going at it, but i would prefer face to face at this tone.


if not, have a respectable debate.

Fire Ross. Start over. Anyone in the Robbie family, buy this team, restore us to honor.

Este equipo no sirve, brode.

Painful!! I still think Henne will turn out to be a solid QB, so screw the 1st pick and all it's thrown away cash. Accept for the interception he had a solid game. bush needs to stay to the passing game and Thomas needs to keep carrying the load he's a beast. Marshal is an enigma. Lock him up at the line and he can't break free. We still need a right tackle, tight end, DT tackle, CB/Safety. Hartline was clutch today like always. Ross should sue Parcell's for what he did to this organization. We need a young inventive front office and coaching staff. Nolan sucks too he f*ucked up the 49ers. No old retreads that are just comfortable stealing the owners money. Young hungry minds that wont settle for mediocrity

I was praying for the Browns to do exactly what they did, WIN! Not because I'm not a Dolphin fan, but because I AM! 0-16 will guarantee the #1 pick and Andrew Luck and Sparano and forgodsakes Ireland, too, will be gone. Nice try, by nice guys, but don't let the door hit ya LOSERS! Bye!

I wouldn't touch this black hole unless I'm paid more than BB.

Since when is a 60 yarder a realistic game winning chance? Carpenter already missed from 51. They needed 15 yards for a decent chance.

These people who say they are going to stop being fans every week... Can you please, for the sake all of us, STOP BEING FANS, then. Go worship Marino somewhere, and Shula's statue because you are usually the same people who say Henne is not Marino, and we need Shula back. Me? I am sticking by my team bad or good. It is a pride swallowing existence at the moment, yes, I agree, but if you are a fan you stick by your team. That being said... If something is not done about the coaching situation then I will not be oblivious that there is no respect for the fans. Sparano is awful. This team has no identity, no heart, is undisciplined, and a change is needed for all parties. I believe Henne, as decent as he has looked, has a ton of skills, but has been destroyed by this coach. Sanchez stinks, but he pulls through at the end because his coach never gives up on him. We cannot stick up for ourselves with Jets, Patriots, and, now, Bills fans because we are SO behind them right now. It's embarrassing. So, as a Dolfan, I will take my punches, swallow my pride, hope, against hope things will turn around this season. I will do that for my team forever. What I want, though, is something in return. A coaching change. NOW.

Why does that guy keep posting about Donald Thomas running the ball? Who the hell is Donald Thomas?? "That Chuck Henne should pass the ball to Brad Marshall and Ronnie Bush!!"

Daniel Thomas. DANIEL!! HE'S THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM. GET THE KIDS NAME RIGHT!!

A delicious irony for Jason Traitor. Now he gets to be a player on BOTH of the Dolphins worst teams ever. A fitting end to his career.

Luck is coming!!!!!!!


if not, have a respectable debate.

Posted by: Poizen | September 25, 2011 at 04:53 PM

Where you at, tough guy?

A CHANGE IS COMING. WE JUST NEED TO KEEP LOSING, ON TO SAN DIEGO. I AM TAKING BETS, SORRYANO WON'T MAKE IT TO THE END OF THE SEASON.

Folks, honestly we all need to just relax. The season is lost, and this FO will be gone. We will get our wish.Frankly i see the dolphins maybe winning 3 games, playing like this, however that doesnt matter. If suffering for another season means we finally get a REAl NFL QB then be it. Andrew Luck or or someone who can make plays. Season is over, Sparano and Ireland will be gone.

the one play miami did score a Touchdown came as a result of a tricky play in a fake reverse to marshall that was set up by thomas who scored from 14 yrds out.....is it just smoke and mirrors and a lot of prayer to think that this is our only hope at scoring TDS where other teams find consistancy in WRs, and TE's capable of making plays out in the open...HMMMM

It really does start with the play of the lines.

If the O-Line can't block people for sh*t, it puts too much pressure on everyone else with less time to make the right play.

The D-Line didn't pressure enough on that last drive (that's what happens when you only rush 3) and we lost the game because of it.

I'm not going to blame Henne for this loss. He played better than average. The O-Line sucked, and we had key breakdowns on D.

Luck is coming!!!!!!!

Posted by: glory days | September 25, 2011 at 04:55 PM

Sadly, it looks like it.

Sparano press conference,

" Well, we had them there, uh, pretty close at the end. Our tailback, well, he had a pretty good game, had 24, or 25 touches, there, I think. QB , Chad, he had some good decisions there, uh, I'm sure he would like to have had that last one back. The red-zone, we're getting closer there, uh, I think we were 1 for 4 on TD's there, so we, uh, are getting closer there. i had JT at a, uh, 53 - 55 play count, maybe a little more, thought I had those plays counted, uh, pretty close there. Our kicker, Dan, he, uh, missed one long one, but pretty good overall effort. We're getting close, uh, little more work in practice this week, uh...."

I'm sorry, but I am losing faith in this regime. The only good picks from Ireland are Pouncey and I'm liking Thomas more and more. He's a keeper, but overall, Ireland has missed on far too many draft picks and free agents. Sparano is a good position coach (I hope, his O-Line still needs work), but not a head coach. Final observation, they are both in over their heads. It would NOT SURPRISE ME to see Sparano released in the morning.

FINS TO THE LEFT, FINS TO THE RIGHT, ITS THE ONLY GAME IN TONW!!!!

FINS UP DOLFANS!!!!!

THANK YOU STEVE ROSS, YOU RUINED OUR FIGHT SONG, YOU RUINED OUR TEAM!

HOW COULD YOU TAKE SUCH A GOOD THING AND TURN IT INTO A TURD....I HEAR A FLUSH NOW!

STEPHEN ROSS...SELL THE TEAM, PLEASE!

Jeff Ireland is the worst GM in football! He doesn't know how to scout talent other than ex-Cowboys. Cut Marc Colombo, move Vernon Carey back to RT. Why would we hire an offensive Coordinator like Brian Daboll. We were 30th in offense last year, and his offense was 31'st. Why hire someone with a worse offense than what we had. When offensive gurus are out there like Jon Gruden, or even Brad Childress. FIRE IRELAND AND SPARONO!

all the coaches and management need to go....NOW!!!!

This is a coaching problem. Bottom to top. Hang sparano high. He's done. Henne wasn't the problem and any of you that think he was is stupid. Screw coach. Screw GM. Nolan... I don't even know what to say

Next year when Miami drafts Luck, Ross will be standing there with a cigar in his mouth and thinking to himself......."I love it when a plan comes together"

I am glad to see Miami stink up the place. Your ownership group is loaded with Hollyweird liberal pants wetters.
I was at first sorry to see Bush leave whodatville but I'm over here reading if he did anything and It doesn't look like it, so you keep him. Also, have you seen Sproles?? Wow!

so who calls the play? the oc. maybe the wr was forced out of bounds and again it looked to me as if the ball was thrown out of bounds. that seems to happen quite often. as far as the pick goes it also looked as if the ball was thrown high.

Don't give up. There are still more cowboys players we can grab.

Sideshow Bill

I want to see Henne do well. He looks better this season, but he is still wilting when the pressure is on. Yes, the team made a bunch of mistakes, but the team was still in a position to win in the final minute. We needed 10 yards. Too often Henne disappears when we needed him most, when the pressure was on. Clutch time is not where Henne lives, and that is still the most concerning problem.

....I have to agree that this problem that is the state of the Dolphins cannot be placed on Chad Hennes shoulders alone. This was a team colapse again. But, it is up to the quarterback to raise the level of his game when the chips are on the table. Henne just cannot do this. Weather it be in the redzone or at the end of games he lacks that instinct that seprates the good and the bad. He played well throughout the game, showed toughness, moved the ball..All for nothing. I still do not know what happened with the Marshall play. And yes if these plays are made, the story is different. But in the moment, when there are still opportunities, he continues to come up short when it really matters. We had the chance to win the game, or at least get into field goal range. As a leader, it doesn't matter that Marshall dropped the pass. Sure it would have changed the outcome of the game. BUT you have to be able to put that in the past, and move your team. At least give them a chance.

what happened to our supposed top 10 defense? Then u get a break on horse collar on the kickoff with great chance to win and u blow that. Its hard to be a long time Dolphin fan, a lot of pain watching this team lay down each week.

Been a lifetime Dolphin fan. I apologized to my three sons for raising them to be Dolphin fans. This is the first time Im giving up on my team. The owner, front office, coaches and many players, need to be ashamed. Joe Robbie is turning in his grave! Call Don Shula to the rescue and let him right this ship! What a joke!

R-etarded
O-wner
S-ucks
S-h!t

This is what happens when you have a former College kicker for a GM,
a HC who's last HCing gig was at the D-1AA level,
and a club promoter for an owner,
College Kicker
+ D1-AA HC
+ Club Promoter =s
____________________
A CIRCUS!

Mike and Mike in the Morning are looking pretty smart with their predictions of three and four wins respectively for the Dolphins.

VERY WELL SAID LC1516

Been a lifetime Dolphin fan. I apologized to my three sons for raising them to be Dolphin fans.

Posted by: rcs | September 25, 2011 at 04:58 PM

Apology accepted.

sometimes you have to go through pain and sufering, but the curse of Olivadati will be over once Luck holds up the NUMBER ONE JERSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JT, I was getting my point across, Henne as a scapegoat at this oint is just idiotic.

there are bigger problems, and i am about accountability, i am not going to blame the guy who is playing his arse off for these losses.

I WILL blame the guys going through the motions and collecting a paycheck.

i am really angry at this point, i do not take losing well. I dont get paid 4 million a year to deal with these losses, so i get frustrated.

I also dont blame one of the only guys playing at a hight level for every loss when there are far bigger targets other are ignoring.

Ross hired and KEPT these a holes. Do you think he has ANY idea what to do? Get Jimmy Buffet to coach...Marc Antony to QB (oh, he's a little to short but why should that matter?) J Lo for head (pardon the pun) cheerleader. Keep Sparano as waterboy and make him eat cheeseburgers and gain weight.
At least it would be a sell out crowd coming to watch and then on TV...who knows maybe it's a new reality show. YIKES.

Poizen:

You are right. The WRs didn't give him any help. Yet Chad has struggled in those pressure situations. Great QBs will make something out of nothing. They find something. I think Chad will get there but he is having growing pains most QBs have in their 2nd season. I blame that on Henning and co holding the kid back.

I like Henne a lot. I have been consistent on that. He isn't being helped by 2nd and longs after Reggie gets stuffed at the line. He is fighting the defense and the coaching. That being said he still is responsible for getting that 10 yards we needed at the end.

I believe in him. This team is just wishy washy due to a wishy washy coach.

I just saw this jackass sparano at the press conference talking about "progress" and how well henne played. Unf@$#ckin believable.

SUCK FOR LUCK!!!!

We are about 50 cowboys away from a win

IT IS GREAT TO BE ON A BLOG WITH SUCH PASSIONATE FANS. WE GO TO THE GAMES, CHEER THE TEAM, SUPPORT IT THROUGH BUY GEAR, SEATS AND OVER PRICED BEER IN THE STAIDUM. THE ONE THING THAT WE LACK IS CONTROL.

FRANKLY, STEPHEN ROOS DOESN'T CARE WHAT WE THINK. HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT WINNING. HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO. TO BE SUCCESSFUL, OWNERS LIKE HIM SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH FOLKS WHO KNOW WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE. DO YOU THINK THAT IF HE HAS A MANAGER AT ONE OF BUSINESS NOT CUTTING IT, WHAT WOULD HE DO, FIRE HIM! HOWEVER, WITH THE DOLPHINS, HE IS NOT RECEIVING THE PROPER ADVICE AND REALLY HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO. SINCE HE IS APPARENTLY CLUELESS, IT IS A SHAME HE DOESN'T LISTEN TO US, THE FANS! WE KNOW WHAT SHOULD BE DONE....CLEAN HOUSE.....SELL THE TEAM AND START ANEW.....AND GIVE US BACK OUR DAMN FIGHT SONG INSTEAD OF.....
FINS TO THE LEFT, FINS TO THE RIGHT, ITS THE ONLY GAME IN TONW!!!!

FINS UP DOLFANS!!!!!

THANK YOU STEVE ROSS, YOU RUINED OUR FIGHT SONG, YOU RUINED OUR TEAM!

HOW COULD YOU TAKE SUCH A GOOD THING AND TURN IT INTO A TURD....I HEAR A FLUSH NOW!

STEPHEN ROSS...SELL THE TEAM, PLEASE!

Maybe the good the news will be that Ireland and Sparano will be fired tomorrow. It's about time!! Henne, is awful can't score inside the the 30. Poor conservative offensive play calling was pathetic. Ross, better get busy and cajole Cowher to sign at all cost!! Otherwise it will be very costly as fans attendance will erode at home games. Every individual brought in from Bill Parcell's era must go! Bill Parcell's success was at the shoulders of George Young, as was Don Shula. He was the best GM in the NFL. Parcell's success in the NFL without Young has been less than average. It was Young that drafted the the Giants to the the Superbowl.

This team sucks I want everyone gone tomorrow or I'm not watching another effing game all season I am so sick of this losing. They always find a way to lose the damn game!

SUCK FOR LUCK!!!!

Posted by: glory days | September 25, 2011 at 05:01 PM

Please don't. You guys really suck.

Big, sexy cowboys.

Season is over Suck for luck!!!!!

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