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Dolphins trail 10-7 to start third quarter

It was not only an ugly first half, the Dolphins are trailing, too.

After Miami opened the game with a 12-play drive that spanned 80 yards for the first offensive TD of the season, the Miami offense has pretty much been shut down.

The running game that worked has disappeared. Pressure on Ryan Tannehill has been acute because the team is using longer drops to avoid passes being batted at the line.

The defense, meanwhile, solid early on, has struggled to cover Oakland receivers. And that 64-yard screen pass was a clinic on how not to do it.

The Dolphins are actually fortunate that they are only trailing 10-7. The Raiders had a first and goal and the 8 and had to settle for a field goal just before the half ended.

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Turnover time.

INIMOUNTS DOESN'T GET OUT MUCH
FIRELAND

We have RBs, I agree. But haters don't see it. They're still drinking their Haterade

Weird nfl year. Teams got handled last week by lesser teams are handling better teams today (buffalo or example.)

Anyone who doubted these guys is nuts. These guys are studs, just look at them.

Kevin Burnett is terrible

Haters with all their excuses now. Love it. Hate away.

Posted by: MiamiD20 | September 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM

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So its now alright to hate on the haters? Then it should be alright to hate on the homers.

Quit being a hypocrite.

Lol calling bess or hartline a playmaker is like calling the Sahara moist.

ADULTS DON'T USE THE WORD "HATER".

This team still sucks. One measly TD changes nothing.

heyward bey didn't try...love to see that again

Really D...

Wake being manhandled...and held

Burnett, another missed tackle

Weird nfl year. Teams got handled last week by lesser teams are handling better teams today (buffalo or example.)

That's what's cool about the NFL. you just never know.

i is YG nd when im proven rong i hide in my shell or change my name cuz i is a true man LOL

Jack, he's right, ur wrong. U hate and hate with no logic, just anger. If he's a homer then that's on him but I haven't heard anything from him indicating it. All I've heard today is hating from u.

Rashad Jones making an Cameo appearance

They look tired as all hell.

The Fins are still a bad team. Even a win doesn't mean squat.

Finally, we bring the dbs.

Hopefully Arizona hangs on. I don't see how they will but I hope they do.

LMAO AT HOMER FANS THINKING THIS GAME WAS OVER BC PHINS ACTUALLY SCORED.
FIRELAND

inimounts, what's with all the weird homoerotic comments?

SEAN SMITH could have had the INT there

Gotta say that Sean Smith has tightened up on Moore last two passes.

Sean Smith made a play? Well he had both hands on him...

First play Smith made this year. Congrats.

Nice D, and ST

Hey Sparrow, you've been hating on the homers for the past few months. Can't handle the shoe being on the other foot? Someone sounds upset :)

No, I think Jack is right. If haters gonna hate...then homers gonna home.

i don't know man. Sean Smith looked pretty good on the last couple of passes thrown his way.

Fins will blow it. They always do. The Homers need to get a life.

They run as good a screen as we run it bad.
Hey Patriot...you're LOSING.

whoo hoo...a stop!

We can run the ball on these guys. Put them away.

Sean Smith actually does really well with quick passes his way and slants.

But anything that requires him to run with a WR more than 5 yards and he sucks.

NOW IS TIME TO PULL THE GAME OUT OF REACH 80 YDS BURN THE CLOCK AND SCORE A TD

The D won't be able to hold on. 38-14, if we're lucky.

Pats are gonna fillet you fishies in December. Fact.

That's 13 combined punts in this game so far. Record is 17.

U know Eric Winston was available in the offseason and more than willing to come FOR LESS here. That simple move could have boosted or line, instead the ginger midget brought us a player six years older -and less effective and oft injured in- in Artis Hicks.

This moron could have REALLY start rebuilding last year after 0-7 and traded Marshall, Davis, Fasano and even entertained the idea of trading Long, considering he will be impossible to resign. Now look at us...pathetic! Go away Ireland and Ross, too bad the latter won't!! We needed a fresh start GM included, if this season keeps going like this, even with a plain vanilla schedule Ireland will not survive, and although that would be a good thing it will probably mean that a new GM would like to bring this own HC. Another year to the garbage Ross, FUvery much.

The Defense held!

If Henning or Spazano were here, we would see soime ultra conservative shyt.

If anybody woke up Sherman, we'll get to see how he handles this situation!

Oakland will getting tired and coming after it!

A well time screen could be DEADLY!

LETS GO!!!!

Lots of chest thumping right now that Miami is up by 4.

Lots of chest thumping.

If they lose, lots of homerism will happen. The chest thumping crowd will be gone by the end of the fourth.

Uh oh Sparrow/YG is mad now. Now he's trolling my name. Love it YG. Continue being childish :) maybe when you grow a pair you can play with the big boys

Agree we can run, but I'd still like to see the Hartline/Tanny connection.
Hartline has it set up for a long one. Wouldn't that be the thing?
A play like we see all the other teams do weekly.

Oaklands Defense is begging for a screen pass to be broken on them

Hartline having a career day

Hartline blows.

BTW, Henne never would of made that throw in his entire life. fact!

BUSH having a career day!!

I knew i should have started Hartline in my FF league.

Hard work pays!!!

WOW!!!!!!!!!

BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REGGIE BUSH IS KEEPING IRELAND HERE

bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard Marshall out with back injury

Reggie Bush. What a stud. Nothing more. God i love that big black man.

REGGIE!!!!

What now Jack Swallows?

You see that?

In your FACE!

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