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Miami Dolphins tied for AFC East lead

Are you ready for this? The Dolphins are tied for first place in the AFC East.

And it's mid-October!

With the Patriots losing to Seattle on Sunday, the Jets beating Indianapolis, and the Bills beating Arizona in overtime, those teams join Miami with a 3-3 record. All are tied atop the AFC East. So the first six weeks of the season has resolved nothing in the division.

It's irrelevant. What matters is that Miami finds itself mattering at this time of year. Still.

My opinion?

As I wrote in my column in The Miami Herald for Monday, the Dolphins have greatly improved since the season began. There are tangible signs that players and units are getting better. I also write the new coaching staff is also improving and there were signs of that Sunday.

Bottom line is the team is headed in the right direction so far.

I believe only one team is going to come out of the AFC East and make the playoffs this year. But at this stage, the Dolphins have as good a chance as any of the others.

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I went to my first Dolphins game in 1968 and have an encylopedic memory of the team's history. I absolutely guarantee it far surpasses your own.

You claim Shula said those words after Marino's first start versus Buffalo? Provide the link that proves it. Otherwise, I shall continue to expose you as a fabricator.

Some of these NFL Coaches are throwing away Games by ignoring the probabilities(Fisher(Thank Goodness!), Garrett)). Not Philbin and Co., though(Great Guns).

I once thoroughly humiliated 'cocoajoe' here when he made a similar misjudgement about who actually had vastly more knowledge of the team's history. It wasn't pretty.

Heck, there has been an 80% decrease in attacks against Ireland and a same amount of support for Ryan Tannehill and the whole Team. Can't say why. Only explanation possible is Flippers.

Fresh goat meat available tonight! Please come by before eight for your goat meat!

Wow 1968?????
What are you 72 iears old?, Iam commenting on a comment from a radio broardcast when I was 12......
Maybe he did'nt say those words but thar's what I thought I heard on the way home from the game.., Then again you being 77 years old and I being 12 your probably right....
You go boy, Keep this blog honest.


Maybe he did'nt say those words but thar's what I thought I heard on the way home from the game..,

Posted by: Cuban Menace | October 15, 2012 at 06:19 PM

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Thank you for admitting the obvious. Shula never said those words and you cannot find any evidence he did.

You may carry on now.

Hal2500, You sir is why I keep away from this blog, Along with other Douchebagx that I wont mention........
Peace to you all.....
And GO FINS......


Hal2500, You sir is why I keep away from this blog,

Posted by: Cuban Menace | October 15, 2012 at 06:24 PM

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I consider that a public service.

In any regard, I simply pointed out your error and/or faulty memory. I suppose some people are thin-skinned about things like that. Oh, well.

Early on I criticized Sherman for not calling enough screens in certain situations.

The when he did call a few, I criticized Tannehill on two points. The first being he didn't get enough depth on his drop backs while setting up the screen.

The second being he wasn't selling them. He wasn't "Looking Off" the play as it developed.

This week, true to form so far, Tannehill improved all facets of the screen. He got good depth and even looked off the play. Most importantly, with much improved results.

Now, when starts including some fake pumps with his "Look Off", our screen plays will be deadly.

Ultimately, another area of progress where Tannehill just doesn't seem to make the same mistakes twice. My hats off to Tannehill. But also to his Coaches as well. Good Job!

In this series, The Walking Dead, that my younger Son is trying to get me hooked on, they call the zombies "Walkers". In this Blog, I call the zombies here, Flippers.

He doesn't know(my younger Son) that I have known Zombies and Flippers for a long Time now.

What did Coach Joe Philbin proove to Jeff Fisher Sunday?

1 SuperBowl Championship ring is a lot better than none. Thanks for just saying no Jeff.

We go into the bye week to get heathy and clean up all the mistakes since the season opened. Add some new wrinkles. Get Gaffney ready.

Smash the JETS!!

This is probably some weird mofo (mofos) that have a huge databank on the Miami Dolphins History. Now he(they) want to call themselves Heuristically Algorithmic Laptop(HAL).(hehehe). But they don't know Zombies.

This teams now seems truly headed in the right direction with 2 leaders, Philbin/Tannehill, none of can claim "we saw coming".

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone

I DID! And have been telling you guys ever sense they hired Philbin and drafted T-Hill

In order to know Zombies you have to got a gut feeling.

Hey we all feel great about the 3-3 record and team improving, but we did not play well yesterday. You have to be honest.

The holes are not there in the running game. This is vital for us when the WR's are not getting open.

Some for Sherman's play calling just lacks inventiveness at times. Can we throw a pass to the TE down the seam one time?

I'm not here to dampen the win, just trying to be realistic.

Clippy

Is anyone having trouble with typepad?

Quantum Computers do not know Zombies either. That's in the gut, which they don't have,(up to now).

Shanahan runs the WCO! Zone blocking! He just added the spread option!

Again, Shanahan plays RG3 like he's only going to be in the NFL for 5 years tops! Let the kid develop from the pocket! Shanahan can't afford to lose by risking that the kid develops properly!

Shanahan is trying to save his job! Not Develop the #2 pick for the next decade!- Layman's Term

Shula was trying to develop a qb! Like Philbin is doing! Shanahan is trying to win now! That's going to hurt RG3 in the long run! Coach only cares for self! Lives in the Now!

Cuban=cuban=chris.

See, everything has been invented since...you know... the Big B...you know. Now it's only a process of re-discovery, of which We are very Pleased.

cuban=oscar=chris.

btw, who's playing Tonight(although now, I'm more into Baseball(Great Game).

Dashi....

You have been making EXCELLENT POINTS on RG3 and Shanny all day...imo....

Being here n VA.....I can much of what your talking about unfold in front of me....

Hal 2500 @ 6:26...

The blog owes you a debt of gratitude...

Great win by the Fins - any chance they go 4-1 over their next 5 games?

Suddenly my expectations for this team went from 'look good and rebuild' to 'make playoffs'

With the exception of the Texans game have been one or two plays away from a W.

The AFC East is up for grabs and with 2 with the Pats & Jills & 1 more with foot boy we could take the East.

Even if we fall short this year with 5 picks in 1st 3 rounds could be set for a nice turnaround.

cuban=oscar=kris

Thanks for spelling my name right that TIME.....

Some people's stupidity knows NO BOUNDS....

most bloggers believe cuban=oscar=kris .

yeah....sure they do....

I guess you can put that TROLL name to bed....

Cuban was exposed YEARS AGO.....by MYSELF....ODIN...and FIN4LIFE.....

got caught posting as ALOCO and CUBAN....while having a conversation with himself....

but what am I telling you for....you already knew that....

lol....

Listen TROLL.....

I'm gonna school you...OK....PAY ATTENTION.....

When I call out one or your TROLL ALIASES.....don't make-up MORE aliases...cause it ONLY EXPOSES YOU FURTHER....

now Philbin Clipboard. has a dog in the fight....

EVEN THO...WE have NEVER seen that name before....

Troll=Zombie. You can't decapitate them for they bite you still. Have to shoot them in their Brain. Right?

Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but, the Fins are better than anyone thought they would be. They seem to get better every week. The Offense needs to pick it up. Maybe when we get Gaffney ready to play things will be better. I like were we are right now. The Jets game is huge. I think the fins can play with anybody right now. They have a lot of cap space and a lot of draft picks next year. I think Ireland has done a good job. We still need another shutdown corner and one more really good receiver. Also on the wish list is depth for the O-line. This team is going to be dangerous soon. They need to stay humble and stay hungry.

Those are 2 very good Teams(St. Louis, San Fran) and probably the World Champion will come from this Series.

If we look at the style with which Kris writes ,we will see how similar his writing to cuban and oscar .

Dashi, you're wrong again, here you go:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/36841/back-to-school-how-mike-shanahan-is-using-rg3s-college-offense-with-the-redskins

Dashi knows clown has a 1001 names!

Hint fool! U don't have to be scared! Stand up for what u say! If ur wrong who cares! U know the rule! Dashi could care less! Would rather prefer real football talk! But that's OK! Integridad! (Maybe if Dashi says it in a different language u will understand!) Integritè! Cause English isn't ur forte! Aren't u 60+? Grow Up! Nobody cares! Now if u want to use the posted by for entertainment! AT LEAST MAKE IT FUNNY!
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Kris,

No problem. Yes, I love my dolphins but I love the game of football even more! Dashi doesn't know everything but Dashi can tell when somebody is being taken advantage of! Still a little hurt the fins couldn't get him. Remember where Ireland went to school at? We were rumored in the rg3 sweepstakes till he tested out! T-Sizzle has always been the back up plan since Philbin and Sherman came aboard!

Don't get me wrong once the options were narrowed down after losing the peyton sweepstakes! And RG3 being the more athletic a.Rodgers at the combine! Dashi was all in for T-$izzle!

Now I'm more interested in T-Hill, have watched a couple of the redskins game not all of them. Yes RG3 is Special!! Maybe even Super Special! But T-Sizzle is my boy now!

While some have tried and give him corny nicknames! Dashi has been calling the next chosen one T-Sizzle before we drafted him and he was running 4.6 on a bad foot!

T-SIZZLE RAN A 4.6 WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO RUN FOR 3 MONTHS! THE KID SUPPOSEDLY ONLY WAS ABLE TO TRAIN A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE HIS PRODAY! HE IS A ATHLETIC FREAK OF NATURE! ADD TO THAT SHERMAN HAS BEEN MOLDING HIM SINCE HE WAS 18!

Just scary how good he can become! The 19 college starts was a Scam! Sherman knew! And we are finally on the receiving end of something good! It's been a long time! Reminds me of Marino tanking the wonderlic! U just know Shula pulled a fast one! Not saying that's what happened! Dashi is just talking hypothetical.

Signing Gaffney is the gift that keeps on giving! And he still hasn't played a game! The pats have a hurt Wr and more than likely they would've signed gaffney.

Dashi, read the article on Shanahan and RG3 yet?

There is a cure for Zombiness, and it will be shown on Tehe Walking Dead, Season 3.

GRANTLAND REALLY!

READ UR OWN ARTICLE! AGAIN!

FIRST OFF! GRANTLAND IS THE ONION FOR ESPN!

Ur Boy even States! "he’s blended his tried-and-true West Coast/zone-blocking offense with some of the best and simplest principles Griffin executed so well at Baylor."

MEANING THE SKINS ARE RUNNING A WCO-ZONEBLOCKING WITH THE SIMPLEST FORM OF THE SPREAD OPTION!!! WHAT DID DASHI SAY?

NOW REDSKY!!!!! Look at the little Pictures in ur FOOTBALL TMZ ARTICLE! THE FINS RUN THE SAME FORMATIONS!!!! THE PACKERS AND THE TEXANS RUN THE SAME FORMATIONS!!

OH AND LAST THING TO GIVE UR NATIONAL ENQUIRER ARTICLE ANY CREDIT!!! He has NO DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE COACH THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE DOING!! The only Quote is basically Shanahan says is that RG3 Is FREE TO AUDIBLE AT THE LINE!!

SHANAHAN IS A SUPER CONTROL FREAK!! HE DOESN'T CHANGE HIS SYSTEM FOR NOBODY!!

COMMON SENSE!!! WILL TELL U THAT!! LOOK AT HIS HISTORY!! SHANAHAN HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE BIGGEST CONTROL FREAK IN THE NFL!

Type " MIKE SHANAHAN CONTROL FREAK " !!

Look how many articles u find! Not just 1! Not just this YEAR!

Dashi read the Article when it first posted! Thanks for posting it again! Grantland is basically Bill Simmons Brain Child! And If u have ever Read BS's Stuff u will notice his opinion has nothing to stand on!

Google what Dashi said! Look at the List of Players and Coaches that say Shanahan is a Control Freak! Schlerth, Mcnabb, Elway!, Etc. Etc.

And they say his son is even worst!!!!!

YET RG3 IS DIFFERENT!!

Just cause u want to prove Dashi wrong!! Doesn't mean that u are right!

Si o No?

Redsky

Agree Dashi.....

Nobody cares if you use the post for entertainment purpose Oscar.. ..I even enjoy your post when there football focused....

But in all honesty....your are a bit old to act like that....

I'll talk to you....remember....I offered you the Olive Branch...

:)

Dashi, just 'cause your statement earlier has been proven wrong by someone with better credentials than you hope to ever have, doesn't give you the right to that effeminate rant you just had! And then to impatiently demand an answer, even more femininity on display. The answer is you're wrong, clearly.

Credentials? Ur the one that Stated Not to believe any Article Written! Specially when it's a Opinion!

But if U want to play that Silly Game and Don't want to Google Shanahan Control Freak !!!!

Top 5 Articles that say Shanahan is a Control Freak!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/18/mark-schlereth-control-freak-mike-shanahan-should-let-his-coaches-coach/

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/hard-hits/2011/01/post.html

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/413764-mile-high-feud-john-elway-and-mike-shanahan-still-have-a-beef-but-why

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/tag/_/name/mike-shanahan

http://www.docsports.com/2012/nfl-betting-washington-redskins-super-bowl-contender-770.html

And Many More!!!

Again read ur little Grantland Article!

WHERE DOES IT CLEARLY SAY "MIKE SHANAHAN SAYS HE IS RUNNING SOMEONE ELSE'S OFFENSE" !!!!!!

THAT IS AN ASSUMPTION THE FOOL WRITING THE ARTICLE MAKES!!

HECK IF U WANT VIDEO PROOF ON SOMEONE CALLing SHANAHAN A CONTROL FREAK LISTEN TO MARSHALL FAULK!!

http://www.csnwashington.com/sportsnetWashington/search/v/51503292/faulk-shanahan-too-controlling-for-manning-2-2.htm

Now Can U Please Show me a REAL ARTICLE THAT SAYS SHANAHAN IS DIRECTLY QUOTED SAYING HE DOESN"T RUN HIS WCO-ZONEBLOCKING RUN CONTROL OFFENSE WITH THE SPREAD OPTION INVOLVED!!

FOOL!!! WE RUN THE SAME OFFENSE!!! THE FINS ARE JUST DEVELOPING T-HILL INTO A NFL QB!!! A GUY THAT WINS FROM THE POCKET FIRST!

MAYBE WE OPEN IT UP SOME MORE AFTER WEEK 8!!! But the Fins run all those plays without the Option to Run!! Make Sure T-Hill wins from the Pocket!! No FluFF!

Clip Board,

I read your post the first two times you posted it. By the third time, I kind of skipped over it.

The running game did suffer against a good Rams defense. But it has also had some real good showings this season. I think you have to always be concerned with your run game.

Having said that, I don't think it warrants being overly concerned. First off, Thomas got banged up twice already and then Bush got his knee banged up. I'm sure that impacted our run game to a degree.

More importantly though, we've been facing virtually 8 and 9 man fronts since the season began(The Rams actually blitzed 7 almost routinely). Teams have been stuffing the box, playing the run and trying to force Tannehill and our passing game to win it.

We've been able to run against these fronts this year. And the better our passing game gets, the more teams will back out of the box to respect it. Meaning our run game will fare better as teams learn to respect Tannehill.

So yeah, it's cool to be concerned with the run game. But I'm definitely not overly concerned. I think that after the break, our opponents will have some tape to look at in regard to Tannehill. Then, with Hartline and Bess' success and the expected prescense of Gaffney, I think teams will start playing us alot more HONEST.

Hopefully Bush, Thomas and the O-Line come back fresh from the break and ready to return to early season form.

I don't see any substantial problems with our run game. On the contrary, I expect they'll come back from the break and conrinue to improve along with Tannehill and the rest of the offense!

Redsky and ur other 1001 names constantly want to denigrate the Dashi!! Always stating that Dashi is wrong.

Give it a Break! Trust me U will look FOOLISH 99 out of 100 Times! Nobody's perfect!

Even a Garbage Can Gets a Steak! And when ur right it must taste like fillet Mingon!

Kris,

ROTFLMAO and that Cuban/ALoco "Clarification" earlier!

Anywhoo.....I'm having troubles figuring out who to root for tonight. The Chargers are a game up, so usually I would root for Broncos to even up their records and give us a better wild card shot.

But then, If the Chargers pour it on and win the division, we probably have a better chance of beating out the Broncs for the wildcard.

But then, the way Manning always battles back, I/You just never know.

Of course my singular consideration(As ALWAYS)is which scanario puts us in the best situation to get into the playoffs. This ones a head scratcher at this point in the season. But still, something.....maybe my gut instinct is to hope the Broncs win and even up theirs and the Chargers records.

Any opinion?

Not just Kris, anyone?

Cant get ALONG!

GET IT OWN!!!!

Chargers!

Manning is only getting better! We are better of him losing as much as he can now!

Peyton is Scary Good! If he gets on a Roll!! He can put up 35 on anybody! Go on a Winning Streak!

Doesn't Peyton have the Record for most 10+ wins Season?

PEYTON IS THE GREATEST REGULAR SEASON QB IN HISTORY! MARINO 2.0! Minus the Arm but a little more Cerebral!

Peyton is the 2nd Most Prolific Passer in History!

Odinseye=cuban=kris.

Oh!, I am very much Human. You, are the ones that are sub-Human(Zombies?). Think about it.

Manning is still getting acclimated to his WR's!

PICK 6! That wasn't on MANNING!! They are getting blowed out!

DASHI,


PLEASE STOPS RIDING THE WAGON FOR EVERY THING HOT RIGHT NOW...BE YOURSELF AND HAVE AN OPINION OF YOUR OWN..

Oscar @ 9:47.....

I'll take that as a no.... You don't want to be friends....

:(

Suit yourself.....

Odin...

I'll take which ever route gets Tanne some playoff experince....11-5 should get it done...but you never know....

Peyton looks pi$$ed....

Dashi the more you write the more stupid you sound. I just give you the rope and you hang yourself. You don't know me, I've been posting here 4 years, but you feel free to bully me and insult me? I have fought in wars on 3 continents, I've retired from law enforcement. I've made 2 fortunes and have been married to some of the most beautiful women you could imagine. I have incredible kids and grandkids whom I've coached in baseball, football, soccer, swimming, basketball, and water polo. Oh yeah, and I've only used one name on this blog. Redsky, to reflect my Apache heritage. So, what have done in your life Dashi? Other than be proved wrong on football blogs....

Yeah Odin....

Even tho I called out a guy NAMED CUBAN MENANCE.....

Some guy NOT named Cuban menace has a beef with me.....nothing suspicious about that @ all....

Sometimes I wonder if these trolls are mentally challenged.....even after you EXPLAIN what they are doing wrong....they don't have the mental capacity to fix it....

Brick wall man...

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