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Tannehill doesn't have ticket buyers excited ... yet

The Dolphins announced first-round rookie draft pick Ryan Tannehill had won the starting quarterback job on Monday. And the lines have been out the door and around the block at the Dolphins ticket office ever since.

No. Not really.

I'm told ticket sales have been steady but there has been no appreciable surge of ticket sales since the Dolphins got themselves a new quarterback. Now, folks in the club's business offices are hopeful that Tannehill can eventually show so much promise on the field that fans truly get excited about the team again and indeed do flood the ticket windows.

But Dolphins fans, who have been through 16 other starting quarterbacks since Dan Marino, apparently want to see the product perform before they plunk down money to, well, see the product perform. This is not a faith exercise anymore for them.

And that is the reason tonight's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons is important to the Dolphins on multiple levels. Yes, from a football standpoint it is a priority for Tannehill to reward his coaches' decision to start him by playing well. It will make the entire football team feel good about its signal-caller.

But as the Dolphins are a for-profit business the club is also hoping Tannehill shows up bigtime so that fans react, so that the excitement that has been lacking returns, so that ticket sales pick up. "A 70-yard bomb on the first series would be nice," is how one club source put it.

Amen!

Let's face it, football isn't the same when the stadium has wide swaths of empty seats. Fans don't have as good a time and the team doesn't enjoy as strong a home field advantage, which as everyone agrees, is important. In Miami it can be downright depressing when opposing fans arrive in legions and the home fans can't muster the same type of enthusiasm or noise to make life difficult for the opposing offense.

The Dolphins need an injection of good news throughout the organization. They need fans to get excited enough about the team to actually buy tickets and attend games. That will help the team win at home. But it's a Catch-22.

The fans aren't going to come out to help the team win until the team wins.

Maybe if Ryan Tannehill plays exceedingly well tonight, it can be a first step in that cycle. That makes his performance tonight important to the organization on multiple levels.

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Armando sounds as dumb as Mr. 1001 alaias.

If he fat and bald to we have conspuiarcy no?

guys i been gone all day just catching up.

god darn dashi you're stupid.

saban was 9-7 and left because head ball coach at Alabama is a dream job.

9-7 is a winning record, year one, after team I believe was 4-12 the prior year.

Saban could have been successful had he wanted to

but winning in college with a stacked team is easier and some coaches prefer that lifestyle

Children, not to be morbid, but we are NOT drafting Barkley next year unless Tanne DIES in a freak accident.

Tanne will get 3 years barring injury or a pure Beckish disaster, which won't happen.

If you say losing season this year means draft Barkley next year, you are beyond clueless

Ohio,

The blog topic isnt judging Tannehill. It's taking the temperature of how well are warming up to him ased on tickets sales. Tickets are selling, just not flying out of the ticket windows yet. This suggests at present fan ticket sales temperature is warm to luke warm.

That last race, wasn't so easy.

Dashi it is all one and the same. He even post at ohio site.
He just fat bald stupid Eff Up.

I'd take Matt Ryan anyday. He's the real deal. I think he will win the big one. I don't have any emperical proof for this .. just gut feel.

I wouldn't say Conspiracy, but Hypothetical Question? Yes.

Again, Mr. 1001

Why U still Mad?

U will always be my Bottom B!tch!!

Dashi is going to put it In Ur mouth a million ways to sunday.

Just sit back and enjoy it becuase u will never win.

I pick up the odour of odin, here.

What Armando failed to consider or mention is that a major reason ticket sales are flowing at the level thier currently flowing, is also due to the defensive performance fans have witnessed during the preseason.

Watching the preseason defense performance alone leads any tru fan to say themselves, "what the f..K"!

Tim Couch = Home explains things. Same for oscar and aloco.

YG I already told you what will happen with the D. See game 1 vs Pats, every game. We can't stop anything.

We will give up 28 points a game and 5.9 yards per play.

Atrocious.

emperical? From a Canadian? Get outta here!

The ignorance of the man.

Even after he insults Ohio and Odin, he goes and tries to talk football with them.

Is this True Oscar? Fatboy Ball Toucher.

MANDO: AS LONG AS JI IS THE GM, MY DOLPHINS WILL NE-
VER BE ANY GOOD. HE'S THE WORST TALENT EVALUATOR IN
THE BUSINESS. OF COURSE MR. ROSS IS NOT SMART(FOOT -
BALL SMART) TO SEE THAT. TANNEHILL IS THE RIGHT CHOI-
CE, MAYBE EVEN PHILBIN IS THE RIGHT CHOICE, BUT J.I.
IT'S VERY BAD. LOOK AT EGNEW,LESTER. JERRY, ETC. I FEEL
A CHANCE SHOULD BE GIVEN TO 7/11, HE SEEMS TO BE A REAL
FOOTBALL PLAYER. TRADE DAVIS, CUT GARRARD, KEEP DEVLIN
BUT THE BEST MOVE IS FIRE J.I. HIRE MIKE MAYOCK, OR MI-
KE LOMBARDI, OR EVEN BILL POLIAN.WE HAVE NO FUTURE,THE
WAY WE'RE SET UP RIGHT NOW. NO WR,NO OL,NO DB'S ETC.
AGAIN THIS YEAR. PLEASE FIX THE PROBLEM.FIRE J.I.

I havent heard Burnett's name this preseason, is he injured too? If not, he needs to be cut, because he's been like the invisible man out there on defense this preseason.

I am not Home. I've been wondering where he's been.

I agree with Home on about 60% of what he says, including opinions on Tim Tebow.

I also agree that Tebow probably won't start again (barring injury to the starter) much more in the NFL and might even be out of the league in a few years.

But it is a fact that Tebow has been a winner in college and in the NFL thus far.

I call it like I see it.

I continue to educate you that this is not a "passing league" as even the paid talking heads on ESPN, like sheep, keep repeating.

You control the ball and then hit them with a few big plays down the field. For example, see both of the Giants' recent super bowl wins.

Parcells' approach is not as outdated as you children want. What ignorant fans want (90%) of them is to see a 50-40 shootout like Madden video game.

But to win games, you get a lead and then run out the clock and control the ball.

Even Dave Wannstedt usually went 11-5 with Jay Fielder (!!!) as QB, until it came crashing down at the end. Ricky's last year before retirement, we should have made the playoffs but Mare missed TWO field goals at the end agains the Pats and we lost on an 80 yard pass in overtime. I was there.

Is It?

U know the Next Time Odin Shows up Dashi is going to ask.

Don't let me keep exposing U. Layer by Layer.

Yeah, That's right ur MY Bottom B!tch.

Hey that almost sound like a Rap Song. HA HA H O E!!

We dont have the worst defense of the preseason. There are several other defenses that have looked as bad or even worse. The Jags gave up 48pts last night.

I hope Ireland doesnt sign anyone cut from that horrible defense.

Hey Raymad,

check out your capslock button, i think it might be broken bud

Only one blogger consistently made crude homosexual comments. Dashi, you are a moron.

YG, good point. The Jets and Jags are the only 2 teams potentially as bad as us.

All 3 teams are in real danger of a 1-15 season.

With winning comes ticket sales

In fact, I would not be surprised if we split the Jets series and that win is the only win for each team. Both teams 1-15.

Well. being fair, Dashi is FOS, also.

Ohio Dolphan,

Have you come here searching for a topic for your next blog? I would have thought with all of the mental midgets there you combine all of that fine brain wattage together and atleast stumble upon a topic that wasnt "The Little Choo-choo That Could".

Just kidding. LOL

Irescum has buried this team 20 ft under. It'll take 3 years AFTER he's fired to fix his mess and field a competitive team.

Right YG,

once your brain power left I just didn't know what to do with myself.

Thanks for your concern friend

Why would anyone go to an Ohio blog for MIAMI Dolphin news?

Ohio,

No offense, but I enjoy the troll rants and rambles here, more than the concieted self absorbed posters at your blog. Just stating the facts.

Totally agree with YG on his assessment of the toolfest at Ohio's censored blog. You guys have put on the worldwide web what is essentially in the nature of private emails between lovers. Each topic has 250 comments and these come from THREE grown men. That's about 83 posts each, back and forth, to each other.

I do notice the idiot Ozkar is allowed to be there. Ozcar might be Dashi. Same stupidity level.

no prob YG,

Feelings aren't hurt one bit. To each their own. I obviously chat here and there.


@Alan

It isn't a news blog, so no they wouldn't. The previous 52,000 individual visits were just to talk about football, not get news updates. That is what profootballtalk is for bud

Ohio,

At least here, the trolls dont even bother about the informalities of trying to look smart. Your blogs just filled with a bunch of self absorbed fakes. LOL

Wow Timmy,

and I've never had an issue with you sir.

owell

I don't have an issue with you either. I'm talking about the 3 other regulars on your blog. I checked it out. I like reading the comments. Page after page and it's a back and forth between 2 guys.

This one coming up doesn't look so easy, but well. I don't know if he was genuine or not(amidst all this craziness in here), but yesterday there was a Buster here that started posting until somebody impersonated him saying, "and I deposited a big green turd", then he started to complain to Armando..This blog, not for everybody, I guess.

WHAT TO EXPECT TONIGHT AT 7:30

Since Mando won't do a new topic, I'll do it. Here's what to expect tonight. "Second verse, same as the first." Or in our case, 7th verse, same as the last 6 years.

You will start the game with hope. You'll see us punt a lot, make a FG or two, but otherwise be generally boring. You'll see the D getting humiliated again.

Halftime score will be 24-6 (Fins losing).

Third quarter...still the starters. Still boring. Lots of punts by us.

Score at the end of 3 quarters: 38-9 (Fins losing).

What happens after that is irrelevant.

I'm not agreeing with Odin.

But when did Dashi reference Gaye Jokes?

U just "Implied" Dashi said

Dashi, you're as ignorant & annoying as Odin, Craig M, Oscar & YG. Christ! Just FYI, this is NOT good company to be in.

You're acting like Sherman in American Pie movies.

Young, immature & pathetic.

Wow, This conversation is all over the place.. Gary, I never had an alias.

Tannehill has that same deer in headlights look that we saw from Henne.

Poizen,

There are a few posters here that seem to always butt heads with most others & attract trolls.

Namely; Yesterday, odin coalition, DC Dolfan, Craig M & Oscar. Just to cite the most popular or unpopular, depending on how you look at it.

As long as they're around, aliases will always be here. It's quite obvious from posting here the last few weeks the trolls have it out for those bloggers.

In many ways, I can understand why they do it.

This blog needs an enema.

Might as well put ur name on it.

Since u just stated People U dislike. Again, Express ur Opinoin not ur Feelings.
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I'll take u up on that T.Couch. 24-6 at the half

Don't be surprised 17-14 at the half dolphins up. Even though Dansby might not play. We'll see.

The Defense is the Big Question tonight. That and J.Martins play.

If those 2 things show progress we will be alright.

The WR and Koa Misi are the other intriguing Questions of tonights game.

Totally agree with YG on his assessment of the toolfest at Ohio's censored blog. You guys have put on the worldwide web what is essentially in the nature of private emails between lovers. Each topic has 250 comments and these come from THREE grown men. That's about 83 posts each, back and forth, to each other.
I do notice the idiot Ozkar is allowed to be there. Ozcar might be Dashi. Same stupidity level.

Posted by: Tim Couch | August 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM

In short, Home I mean Tim doesn't like a blog where you can't play 1001 aliases. YG either. He has at least 5 aliases here alone.

How was cheapo Ross planing on paying Manning?

At least here, the trolls dont even bother about the informalities of trying to look smart. Your blogs just filled with a bunch of self absorbed fakes. LOL

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | August 24, 2012 at 02:52 PM

Just when you think YG couldn't possibly be more dumb lol. He break his own record he dumber than dumb and dumber put together lol.

Again, Express ur Opinoin not ur Feelings.

Posted by: Dashi | August 24, 2012 at 03:11 PM

Here's my opinion. Ready for it?

YOU'RE A RETARD!

Truth thank you, I have been trolled by the alias's plenty of times. It is frustrating, that's for sure.

Oscar, Tanny is a rookie and it is normal in the beginning to have tha look. the good things seem to be that coaches are not trying to control him and TELL him the progression. It seems they are letting him make the calls. None of this happened under Sporano's dime until Daboll came in and by then it was to late. Because Sporono STUNK!

BTW, Anyone see that the Jets can not get the right guard straight!! Coldumbo'esque... funny how they are having that problem!

Listen, People, seriously now. Don't expect too much from tonight's game. Neither is Tannehill Marino nor is this Team the second coming of the 1972 one. We just have to more or less see what we have then take it from there.

Just when you think YG couldn't possibly be more dumb lol. He break his own record he dumber than dumb and dumber put together lol.

Posted by: Say What? | August 24, 2012 at 03:18 PM

Speaking of dumb. You don't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer yourself.

You're acting like Sherman in American Pie movies.
Young, immature & pathetic.

Posted by: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHUT UP! | August 24, 2012 at 02:59 PM

Blog Troll admits to watching American Pie and then calls others young, immature & pathetic?

Forgive him for he knows not how young, immature and pathetic he is.

In other words he dumber than a rock lol.

Listen, People, seriously now. Don't expect too much from tonight's game. Neither is Tannehill Marino nor is this Team the second coming of the 1972 one. We just have to more or less see what we have then take it from there.

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 24, 2012 at 03:21 PM

Wow. That was deep. I am enlightened. Has anyone ever nicknamed you, captain obvious?

Blog Troll admits to watching American Pie and then calls others young, immature & pathetic?
Forgive him for he knows not how young, immature and pathetic he is.
In other words he dumber than a rock lol.

Posted by: Say What? | August 24, 2012 at 03:24 PM

Odin / Dashi, please woman!

When you bet on football you could lose.

Oscar you remain in contention for the # 1 stupidest.

No Tanne DOES NOT HAVE DEER IN HEADLIGHTS LOOK AT ALL!!!!!! YES I'M SHOUTING AND Y'ALL KNOW I DON'T DO THAT. I say stupid stuff to add humor to this blog, but I don't SHOUT.

As I stated earlier in the week, the exact opposite is true. Tanne looks like FREAKIN' PEYTON MANNING in his command at the line, auditing, directing his troops.

Forget "for a rookie". Tanne looks in control.

The team still sucks, but Tanne will not be the problem.

audibleing I mean

I think Dashi is the former Ozkar (with a "z") or one of the other idiots who comes off as a 14 year old.

In other words he dumber than a rock lol.

Posted by: Say What? | August 24, 2012 at 03:24 PM

dashi, you call people out for having an alias yet, it's BLATANTLY obvious you do too.

BTW, talk to many rocks do ya? i mean, how else would you how dumb rocks are?

you = epic disaster.

dashi = say what?

Dashi / Say What?, caught red handed eh?

Next time you pose as someone else, change up the way you talk. you will be harder to detect.

Doofus!

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