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Salguero's Sunday pick is ... Dolphins

I think you know by now I am not a homer. I call it as I see it, sometimes good, often times lately very bad. Well, I just sent in to The Herald my pick for Sunday.

I'm picking the Dolphins to win.

If my prediction comes true the Dolphins would reach .500 for the first time since Oct. 2010.

Why do I think the Dolphins will beat the Raiders?

I see potential in this defense to do good things. They need to tighten up the secondary. They need to turn the pass-rush up a notch. But I think that can happen, at least to a small degree, with the personnel currently on the team.

So I don't see Carson Palmer and his inconsistent receivers carving up the Miami defense. Darrius Heyward-Bey is a nice player but I don't see Andre Johnson on the Raiders.

The Raiders' best player is Darren McFadden. But he's running behind an inconsistent offensive line and I like Miami's chances of slowing the Oakland charge. Plus the Raiders don't have a better-than-average tight end so the thing that always bites this defense probably won't this week.

Don't get me wrong. I see a low-scoring, tight, tense game.

I don't see the Dolphins offense moving the football up and down the field on the Oakland defense. But that defense is just undisciplined enough as to do some damage to itself and open the door for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and company.

Remember, Sunday won't offer just a homefield advantage for the Dolphins, it offers a major time advantage and schedule advantage for Miami.

The Raiders, who will travel 28,692 air miles this season, more than any team, will be getting on a plane and traveling five hours, losing three hours and settling in unfamiliar surroundings the day before the game.

On game day, the Raiders will be kicking off at what their body clock tells them is 10 a.m.

And then there is the weather advantage the Dolphins should enjoy, in that it is very humid in South Florida while Oakland is not nearly as taxing on a body.

For all these reasons I'm picking the Dolphins.

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Richard Seymour smash Tannehil Sunday.

The batted ball stuff needs to be corrected asap! The Raiders no doubt studied the crap out of the game film from last week. The OL will have to engage more and cut guys that jump and put their arms up to block Tannehill's passes.

The Raiders have a couple of DL players in Seymour and Houston so its not gonna be easy.

As for Tannehill, he will need to do his part to NOT lock on on to his receiver. He will have to pump fake, look off or move and reset his feet to buy himself more throwing lanes.

The OC will have to use Tannehills athleticism and roll him out more in both directions. Put some plays in that have some natural arc to them (like a few bombs). Maybe toss in a gimmick play or two where Tannehill goes out as a receiver or Bush on a HB toss throw.

We need a spark from special teams. Just like the week before with big returns and maybe a fake field goal or fake punt.

Tannehill is still learning and will be for a while due to his much talked about lack of QB play in the past. He already seems to have more pocket presence then Henne ever had. He needs to get the ball out on time and lose any tells he has like patting the ball before throws.

On Def they have to put more pressure on the QB and make sure no one gets the corner for all that free yardage...especially McFadden.


Cheers,

0-2 is going to look great compared to 0-8.

0-2 is exactly what we want jack. DO NOT mess up the first pick this year. much rather win 1 game then 4 games

Was reading that Daniel Thomas is out for the Raider game. Good, great who needs a tippy toed running back? If Thomas was a 5-6 rd pk you could understand his not wanting to play. But Jeffery traded back into the 2nd rd to draft ole tippy toes. Thomas has tipped toed from day one and tippy toeing got him concussed in the first game.

0-2 is exactly what we want jack.

Posted by: bill connors | September 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM

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WHO IS WE?? SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!!

The road to 0-16 continues this Sunday at sun life stadium as the soon to be 0-2 dolphins battle and try to fight off the might Raiders of the black hole nation.

The raiders got off to a poor start monday night but they'll be able to rebound nicely when they travel to south beach and take on the leagues favorite team of infamy in 2012. Your Miami Dolphins!


Before a capacity crowd of 500 and counting (with tickets still available as we speak) will witness the history and the tradition these dolphins are creating for this year and beyond...

Please join us as we berate this team towards ultimate shame tomorrow afternoon.


Please Note: Due to increased sales in paper bags for the game, we now are giving away extra vomit bags to the first 300 loyal fans in attendence.

What are you waiting for? See you all out there!

D Thomas = 3 Irescum busts

of course marino13, all the smart fans anyways know a loss is much better than a win this year. to all the dumb fans, they hope miami has another pointless 6-10 year. smart fans know they better end up with first pick

Are we overreacting on the tipped pass?

It was only 1 week, and really only a 4 minute stretch.

If those passes would've been deflected and dropped incomplete would we be having this conversation? No.

Damn stop blaming and give credit were credit is due. T-Hill faced a Top 3 D, with a top 5 DE. Watt came out of college with a knack for tipped passes!! The man was on his game.

Now has/will T-Hill work on it yes!

But don't give Dashi this crap every time he gets a ball tipped. Oh, T-Hill sucks!!

Grow up! It happens to every QB!

Check out why Dolphins will get first victory of the season tomorrow
http://phinsnews.com/phins-news-picks/phins-news-week-1-9-picks/phins-news-week-2/

Hennehill had 19 tipped passes as a college senior. They'll TRY and correct his delivery after the season. Surprised no one on the Dolphins saw this BEFORE the draft. Pathetic how many high draft choices this FO wastes on bad QB's.

Dashi, I guess Irescum wasnt fired yesterday like you said....

OUR GARAGE MANAGER WILL BE FIRED ,IN DAYS TIME ...IF WE LOSE VS RAIDERS,THAT WOULD SPEED THE FIRING .......

Dashi and Coalition are the same person.

Since the SS made itself a pay sight no one ever goes there. Just like the Dullfin games. LOL. Ross has a lot of nerve charging for this pathetic on the field product void of any talent.

Dullfins vs. Raiders YAWN...

Ireland is setting records for most # of draft busts by a GM. I honestly think a blind monkey throwing darts would have better production results from the draft then Ireland has gotten. Think about that one....

Ireland drafts like Matt Millen.

Do you know how to beat batted balls. Pump fake. You pump fake they go up and then you throw the ball. If they don't jump, pump fake again and then throw the ball after they jump. If they read that, don't pump fake and throw the ball right off the bat. Duh.


Please Note: Due to increased sales in paper bags for the game, we now are giving away extra vomit bags to the first 300 loyal fans in attendence.


Posted by: YoYo | September 15, 2012 at 01:40 PM


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Do they have 300 fans left? HAHA

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You mean I should charge them to write in here? Naah, that wouldn't work either.

im starting to miss sparano. and maybe even henne

I think Alabama would beat the Dolphins.

I'm hot for the male cheerleaders.Oh my,last time i saw the cutest tight butt on this guy cheerleader that just drove me crazy.I love the way the football pants are so tight and really hug the hiney.I'm licking my chops for this one!

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

Tony Sparano had a heart attack.

It was brought on by the (almost) 50 burger he put up on the Bills.

I wish I would have the knowledge to make a prediction on tomorrow's Game, but I simply don't know now.

Here is what's sad.

I don't see any team on the schedule that's a guaranteed win for Miami.

I just don't see it. Even last year I saw some guaranteed wins. I just don't see them this year.

Indy and Bills maybe?

Tomorrow is another defining moment for Us. heheheh

Jack, Indy is not even close to a guarantee, because I saw luck and if he stops the mistakes that team will be better than most. And don't forget, when the bills couldn't bear anybody, they beat us (remember the 30 yard td run by Ryan?)
We should win 2 of the next 3. But we have to score points, and find a receiver that scores tds. Personally I think the only one will be Lamar miller.

This 2008 draft still bugs me. That was the year that placed us squarely in the cellar for decades to come.

Miami had four picks in the first 66 players. Five picks in the first 110 players.

By comparison...

New England had four picks in the first 129 players. Five picks in the first 153 players.

2008 we made the playoffs...2009 we were back in the cellar. What happened with that 2008 draft?

jeff,bill and tony set us back 8-10 years. bill runs and leaves ireland to finish destroying the franchise.

If we don't win tomorrow, I'm going to believe this is true: http://www.theonion.com/articles/overconfident-dolphins-already-talking-about-going,29558/

Jack, again, look at every Ireland draft. Most teams, all teams, these last four years have monster playmakers from their drafts. We have jake long. Ireland has one pick on this team to show for all his drafting. And that was a cant miss and we still could've hadatt Ryan (I am happy with the long pick, even in hindsight)....
ONE PICK! It's amazing, our failure through the draft. Nobody is a starter. Not one, except for Davis who we don't have. In five drafts!!!!

When I say no one is a starter, I mean no one should start for an nfl team. Seriously list all our draft picks for the last ten years, and it will AMAZE u, the ineptitude

As a fan who has been on this blog since it's inception, I am going to start something and I hope it grows....
I am officially asking everyone to not buy tickets or dolphins merchandise. We need to spread that word. Ireland and Ross have officially given the middle finger to the fans. Traded away or cut all of our hopefull stars and our one actual star, and for years have promised us everything and delivered literally nothing. And now, I truly believe the only reason they will not help solve the receiver and offense issue is mainly because all of the fans are complaining about it and they are above us. We are the hand that feeds them, and they have sharp teeth, and it's officially time for us to show them where the power truly lies.
If u are against this, ask yourself one question: of all the promises Ross and especially Ireland have made to us, how many have come through. How many draft picks has Ireland had, and how many are on the team right now or even living up to the pick that they were? How many times have Ireland, Ross, and now philbin made a move that u thought Hurt the team u love, and how many times have u screamed only to find out they are falling on 6 deaf ears?
I vow that until Ireland is fired, until we get receivers and until we stop getting bs spins thru the media, this fan who has spent a large portion of his income going to games and buying jerseys will not spend a penny more. It will only work, things will only change if more follow suit, because this is fact: ROSS MAKES THE DECISIONS, AND MONEY IS ALL HE UNDERSTANDS.

Two of the worst teams in the league. The looser will get the infamous title as the worst in the AFC, maybe. If the Dolphins loose, Ireland shoud go the day after...well even if they win.

Vote me in I already started, last year I havent bought a cap, and every year I buy the latest gear, I'm going on my second year not buying anything! I will not until Jeffery Dahmer is gone I won't buy s h it from this team! Too many years of s h I t, it's time for us fans to put our foot down!

Marchcool, ur not talking about Oakland, right? They have a chance to go to the playoffs

Ray, ur right, and that's been the main problem, fans need to understand that Ross didn't buy the dolphins like mark Cuban bought his team, he isn't a fan. He saw potential to make money. The billick story proves that. If we don't take from his pocket, or actually, stop FILLING his pocket, he won't care.

This freakin sux! Im at Bru's on Atlantic and Federal, all the Gators fans goings snuts! I hate them and FSU. Lol. Go Heat, Canes!!!

inimounts

That 2008 draft was monster deep with talent.

We got basically nothing from that draft. Long is a probowl tackle. Can't really miss with him.

Seems we walked away with a lot less Halloween candy than everyone else. A lot of teams have pillow cases filled with NFL draft candy. We got one piece of candy from that draft.

The above link was no workie for me. This one should work.

Just for a moment of levity for the homers, it is pretty funny.

You guys do laugh, right?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/overconfident-dolphins-already-talking-about-going,29558/

Dashi is in on the boycott.


BOYCOTT THE FINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE"RE TIRED OF THE LOSING! HELP MAKE IT CHANGE!

When a business(Dolphins) ignores its customers(fans) the business fails. You would think Ross knows this but evidently not yet.

The 2011 draft was widely considered the best draft for QB's in 15 years and Irescum drafts none? WTF??

Irescum should've been fired years ago. Amazing how he still has his job. Is Ross totally blind?

Jack @ 10:13 thats hysterical!!!!!!! But so true.

“I know it seems crazy to talk about after one game, but I’ve been in this league a while and never seen a team this horrendous,” said Dansby.

All those who criticize Jeff Ireland should know that he is working tirelessly to identify and sign another acorn. That type of dedication deserves recognition.

MIAMI—Following their convincing 30-10 loss during week one of the NFL season, several members of the Miami Dolphins displayed unheralded confidence this week, openly discussing their team’s potential for finishing the year with a perfect 0-16 record.

“Most coaches will tell their team to quiet down and just focus on losing one game at a time,” head coach Joe Philbin told reporters Thursday. “But I look around that locker room and see a brand-new coaching staff, a rookie quarterback, a patchwork of underperforming wide receivers, and a defense lacking any form of identity—and I think, tell me why we can’t start talking 0-16 right here, right now.”

“We’ve clearly got the attitude and inexperience to make it happen,” Philbin added.

The discussion of a perfect season began immediately after last Sunday’s blowout loss to Houston, which proved to Miami that its defense could continue to give up huge plays and that its offense had all the pieces in place to create numerous turnovers per game. The bold Dolphins became confident the team could string together numerous defeats and run the table with 16 straight losses.

Outspoken veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby admitted that anything short of a winless season would be a personal disappointment to him.

“I know it seems crazy to talk about after one game, but I’ve been in this league a while and never seen a team this horrendous,” said Dansby, registering a sentiment that was later echoed by every player on the roster with more than three years of experience. “Some guys play their whole career and are never part of a team like this, where you walk onto the field every game just knowing that whoever your opponent is, you have a way less talented team.”

“We control our own destiny now,” Dansby added. “And I have the confidence to say this team will go 0-16. You can write that down.”

After losing their four preseason games, Miami started to buy into the idea that it could be dominated every single week and that an 0-16 season was possible.

With a schedule full of underperforming teams, the Dolphins can’t afford to lose focus on any part of their sloppy, unspirited style of play, because, according to coaches, one good tackle or touchdown could ruin their chances of a perfect season.

The difficulty of achieving a perfect season was on display just last year when the 2011 Colts made it all the way to week 15 before a disappointing victory over the Tennessee Titans. That team chose a more traditional approach toward 0-16, refusing to discuss anything with the media beyond losing the next week’s game.

“We chose not to talk openly about going all the way, but then again, we had Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, and Kerry Collins, who had at least played pro football before,” Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri said in response to Miami’s recent statements. “As badly as our organization may have wanted to achieve that 16-loss season, we knew we had enough talent to where a win seemed possible.”

“But if your best player is Reggie Bush, that’s a whole other story,” he added. “So I can’t knock them for being cocky about finishing 0-16.”

Despite the media attention and the multitude of distractions that come along with it, Philbin claimed the Dolphins’ preparation hasn’t been affected at all, saying they were preparing to lose to Oakland this Sunday the same way they would prepare to lose any other game.

“This is the NFL, and just because you have less talent and poorer execution doesn’t mean you can’t pull out a win,” Philbin said. “Especially when you’re playing the Raiders

Ireland is obviously dumber then a rock.

Dashi thinks Ireland will be fired by Monday.

MIAMI—Following their convincing 30-10 loss during week one of the NFL season, several members of the Miami Dolphins displayed unheralded confidence this week, openly discussing their team’s potential for finishing the year with a perfect 0-16 record.

“Most coaches will tell their team to quiet down and just focus on losing one game at a time,” head coach Joe Philbin told reporters Thursday. “But I look around that locker room and see a brand-new coaching staff, a rookie quarterback, a patchwork of underperforming wide receivers, and a defense lacking any form of identity—and I think, tell me why we can’t start talking 0-16 right here, right now.”

“We’ve clearly got the attitude and inexperience to make it happen,” Philbin added.

The discussion of a perfect season began immediately after last Sunday’s blowout loss to Houston, which proved to Miami that its defense could continue to give up huge plays and that its offense had all the pieces in place to create numerous turnovers per game. The bold Dolphins became confident the team could string together numerous defeats and run the table with 16 straight losses.

Outspoken veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby admitted that anything short of a winless season would be a personal disappointment to him.

“I know it seems crazy to talk about after one game, but I’ve been in this league a while and never seen a team this horrendous,” said Dansby, registering a sentiment that was later echoed by every player on the roster with more than three years of experience. “Some guys play their whole career and are never part of a team like this, where you walk onto the field every game just knowing that whoever your opponent is, you have a way less talented team.”

“We control our own destiny now,” Dansby added. “And I have the confidence to say this team will go 0-16. You can write that down.”

After losing their four preseason games, Miami started to buy into the idea that it could be dominated every single week and that an 0-16 season was possible.

With a schedule full of underperforming teams, the Dolphins can’t afford to lose focus on any part of their sloppy, unspirited style of play, because, according to coaches, one good tackle or touchdown could ruin their chances of a perfect season.

The difficulty of achieving a perfect season was on display just last year when the 2011 Colts made it all the way to week 15 before a disappointing victory over the Tennessee Titans. That team chose a more traditional approach toward 0-16, refusing to discuss anything with the media beyond losing the next week’s game.

“We chose not to talk openly about going all the way, but then again, we had Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, and Kerry Collins, who had at least played pro football before,” Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri said in response to Miami’s recent statements. “As badly as our organization may have wanted to achieve that 16-loss season, we knew we had enough talent to where a win seemed possible.”

“But if your best player is Reggie Bush, that’s a whole other story,” he added. “So I can’t knock them for being cocky about finishing 0-16.”

Despite the media attention and the multitude of distractions that come along with it, Philbin claimed the Dolphins’ preparation hasn’t been affected at all, saying they were preparing to lose to Oakland this Sunday the same way they would prepare to lose any other game.

“This is the NFL, and just because you have less talent and poorer execution doesn’t mean you can’t pull out a win,” Philbin said. “Especially when you’re playing the Raiders
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Opps Sorry some one beat me to the onion artical.

Just passing by
That was hilarious!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!! ROTFLMAO!!

What's up losers?

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