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Colts beat Dolphins 23-20

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was entertaining, but ultimately, the Dolphins apparently aren't quite ready to win this type of game.

Colts 23. Dolphins 20.

In the end, the defense couldn't come up with the game-changing turnover -- as Sean Smith dropped what might have been a huge interception inside of four minutes to play inside the Colts 30 yard line.

The offense, meanwhile, didn't have a come-from-behind drive in them. They had three minutes to try and turned the ball over on downs.

The secondary, by the way, was shredded today. Andrew Luck completed 30 of 48 passes for 433 yards with two TDs. The 433 yards breaks the NFL rookie record for most passing yards in a game. The old record was previously held by Cam Newton.

Ryan Tannehill, by the way, completed 22 of 38 for 290 yards and a TD. But just not enough.

By anyone.

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They better not pay big money to Jake Long. He's looked bad all year long!!!!!

IMA....

Steelers got the ball.... 0n the 10 yard line....i'm feeling worse.....

A player makes the pro bowl every single year of his career, and fans are ready to chase him away?

On the Long I hate u cause ur the #1 pick bandwagon!

Seriously! Really?

Like DD said earlier. He was injured with shoulder injuries! Meaning his strength might still not be 100%! His play only helps us in negotiations!

BUT JAKE IS GOING NO WHERE! We might Franchise him for 1 more year if contract talks don't work. But creating a Major Hole! At a Premium Position! Is not wise! Specially next year!

We get destroyed thru the air and u guys are complaining about long!

Yet, LAST WEEK THILL GETS HURT BECAUSE MARTIN MISSES A BLOCK! AND NOW EVERYONE IS A MARTIN FAN!

"ALL" of our greatest weaknesses were exposed today. Here is the list:

1. Jake Long against speedrushers.
2. Lack of true #1wr. Hartline can be a dominant #2wr.
3. A true dominant #1 corner. Smith's a #2 at best.
4. A great TE would be nice too.

Though we were dominated bothsides of the ball in the passing game( thankyou Mr. Long). Andrew Luck exposed what great qb's will be able to do against our secondary. Luck's easily the best qb this d has faced this year.

With no great qb's coming up until we meet the Pats. Still there's great chance we come into that game 7-4 looking to tie for the afc east lead. Better get this wretched pass d straightened out, because Brady would have hung 50pts on this d today. They had better count thier lucky stars Luck is only a rookie.

Dwight Freeney had Jake Log in "spin cycle" all day long. We had to have our rb's begin to help our "#1 overall pick" n pass protection today. Freeney absolutely "owned" Jake Long today.

you people making comments are stupid to the game of football. colts 1st td because of a pass inter call, the defender did not touch , two more holding calls because the colts players flopped. there was terrrible call in this game and the steelers/giants games. let them win ny has a tragity inds coach has cancer..... BULL SH=T YOU PLAY THE GAME TO WIN, NOT BE POLITICALY CORRECT. GODDELL YOU SUCK

From our first drive I noticed that our O was not in sync Today. I know Coaches sometimes don't prepare Teams well on purpose because they are expecting tougher Games down the road. Maybe that was the case Today.

Again, anybody seen the ravens since ray went down?

Or how about urlacher?

Or P.Willis?

Or watch Te'o? AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL!

A GREAT MLB CONTROLS THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!!!!!!!!

OUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS AND MOST OVERPAID POSITION IS LB!!!!!

ALL DEFENSIVE QUESTIONS START AND END WITH THE WEAK PLAY OF THE LB'S!

Sean Smith is the most inconsistent player on defense. He plays well at times but then screws up everything. It was like if he was asleep in this game. He can't catch a ball if his life depended on it. They need 2 cornerbacks and a safety for next season. The same ole same ole. Getting ripped apart for almost 500 yards by a rookie QB means this defense is terrible. I could understand Tom Brady but Luck? I know he's good but come on! And what about these linebackers-ugh! Jake Long is beginning to get on my nerves. I say get a mid to last first round pick for him.

Close but not close enough
http://phinsnews.com/no-luck-on-third-down-for-phins-defense/

Kris,

I'm a little confused by some your comments. I've heard you say over and over again things like, '12 other team's seem to make it to the playoffs without a LT' and 'who's the Colts LT', the inference being that you don't win because of your LT. Am I right, that's your argument? So if that's the case, and you're saying get rid of Long, why are we drafting a LT with our frist pick in the second round, as you mentioned earlier. If LT really isn't that important, as you're implying, then why draft one that high?

Also, as I've always argued, the LT is important to the offence and it takes games like this to point that out. Jake Long's not right now and before everyone wants to run him out of town because he's Damion McIntosh (as someone tried to imply today), I think we need to figure out what the problem is.

How many times can a defense give up third and long continuously throughout the game. I dont know what happened to the secondary but something needs to be done. The Colts could only pass the ball but we could not stop them I still can't believe what I saw.

This team has a number of holes that we need to fill. What some of you guys want to do is open up NEW holes, where holes didn't exist before, similar to the guys that wanted to get rid of Dansby and Burnett. Jake Long isn't the same guy this year but he's far from being our biggest problem. People weren't calling him out against the Raiders or Bengals or Rams. Now all of a sudden he's the reason we can't win games.

The same things have been said about Jerry, Hartline, Thomas and Burnett. The reality is we only have a limited number of picks in April and we're going to have a limited number of picks. Some of you guys talk about Long like he's the Colombo from last year and it's not NEARLY that bad.

Even Sean smith deserves his money! Not his future money! But he's worth the 1. Something the fins are paying him!

Dansby and Burnett are not worth $16+ million!

This was a game a VETERAN MLB AND OLB! HAVE A FIELD DAY! SPECIALLY WITH THE DOLPHINS D-Line!

These super slow LB's are worst than Clemons! At least Clemons can justify his production with his salary!

What is Dansby and Burnett excuse for being so garbage in pass coverage! U just have to run across them and it's a first down! Horrendous! Inexplicable! Just straight BASURA!

Long looks healthy enough, you can see it in those pulls down the field. He just didn't try hard enough Today; but neither did anybody else.

Everyone should have known that the secondary was an issue. Moreover watching Misi play pass defense is pathetic. The Dolphins need an outside linebacker who can cover, a CB and a Safety who can make a play, not freeze or fall down. Creating separation as a receiver when the game is on the line is also important. All this should have been a forgone conclusion for anyone who was not delusional

Dashi,

You're a broken record with some of this stuff, man. Dansby and Burnett are not the reason we lost this game today. Try the fact we didn't get enough pressure on Long and our secondary didn't catch the ball when they should have. Because we lose doesn't mean you get to beat the 'Dansby and Burnett suck' drum. I'm sure if Moore had played you'd be saying it was his fault and 'Devlin would have done better'.

Well there it is , everytime we play a game in the spot light , a game that matters , a game for respect , we screw the pooch , this team will never gain respect in the NFL if it can t play the big games like this , they lost in all phases, I still say Moore should of started , Tannehill wasn t 100% , we gave in to the pressure of the masses gave them rookie against ookie when our rookie wasn t 100%, and Long almost got him killed a few times today, I was hoping this coaching staff would keep us from looking like idiots in the spotlight , but thats what this team does best , loses all respect in the spotlight , save their worst games for the world to see

YG4 is correct. We got smoked all day.
We even had zero turnovers.

Giants can't stop the Steelers on THIRD down today. This is the defending Super Bowl champs. It DOES happen in this league. I don't see anyone saying 'blow up the Giants team'.

It is true that we are a much better Team than we were at this point last Season. It is also true that we have a long way to go to be able to compete with the better Teams in the League.

Rex Ryan Sucks I am a dolphins fan that has become realistic because of the direction that the franchise took under the ownership of Huizinga.Ive never been a Jets Fan ever and the way the Jets looked last week Ryan wont last past this season if he dosent get fired this season.

Although we had chances to win this game, at the end of the day Luck & his receivers absolutely torched our secondary. In fairness to them it's one really bad day but IMO it doesn't change the fact that we need to draft a CB early.

When I think about Tannehill & the offense we REALLY need another WR & a TE. Just look at the WR's & TE's (& Fleener was out) Luck has to work with compared to Tannehill who has Bess, Hartline, & occasionally Fasano. Re-sign Hartline & go from there.

After Smith's dreadful performance today next up was Jake Long. The injuries have clearly taken their toll on him & he's just not the same player he used to be. I think it would be crazy to re-sign him. I'd move Martin to LT & draft a RT.

Tannehill isnt the answer. He looks a lot more like Chad Henne then Dan Marino.

I thought the Fins defense played a very polite game today.Each time,it seemed,the Colts had third down and long yardage--the defense would considerately stand beyond the first down marker and allow the Colts to catch pass after pass.Kudos to them for being polite.

sorry meant during the season.BTW I expect the Heat in the playoffs and I think they could repeat.

Sean Smith and Vontae Davis = more Irescum busts.

Yesterday's Gone Says:
With no great qb's coming up until we meet the Pats. Still there's great chance we come into that game 7-4 looking to tie for the afc east lead.
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Well guess what Luck is not a great QB yet, the Dolphins just made him look great. Sanchez shreded the defense in the first game. Other teams will continue to throw big time against this Dolphin's secondary. If you did not see this coming you have been drinking the delusional kool aid. Just think about what you saw. A bad pass floating into the end zone. Smith falls down and the other Dolphin defender froze like a bad high school player. Misi is pathetic on pass defense.

"you people making comments are stupid to the game of football. colts 1st td because of a pass inter call, the defender did not touch , two more holding calls because the colts players flopped. there was terrrible call in this game and the steelers/giants games. let them win ny has a tragity inds coach has cancer..... BULL SH=T YOU PLAY THE GAME TO WIN, NOT BE POLITICALY CORRECT. GODDELL YOU SUCK"

Dan,

Obviously being illiterate must be frustrating.

Rex Ryan Sucks im not trolling and I dont need to compensate for my package you sound like a homosexual.

Craig we agree on Long. Franchise! Or pay him market Value! Which right now seems to be going down. Maybe Jake really wants to stay here for the low?

We still disagree on a bunch of other issues Craig. So it's cool!

This game exposed the slow footed LB's! To many passes completed! Yes, Luck is the truth! But that's no excuse to look like the 2010 fins!

No Impact plays from the LB's! They've probably had 5 as a unit all year!(and most coming from Misi!)

Impact plays being turnovers or sacks!

I Believe R.Jones has more sacks than Dansby or Burnett! A Safety! Clemons probably has more forced fumbles! Too! Just saying!

These guys don't make impact plays! Or are tackling machines! What is it that they do that makes them so valuable? At least $16+ Mil! Of value!

If DANSBY AND BURNETT PLAYED LB! LIKE SOLIAI AND STARKS PLAY DT! THE FINS WILL SHUTOUT HALF THE LEAGUE!

AND WE DON'T PAY OUR STAR PLAYERS THAT MUCH!

ANOTHER EXAMPLE!

LONG, POUNCEY, AND MARTIN! DON'T MAKE THAT MUCH COMBINED!

GO YOUNG AND GET SOME REAL DOLPHIN LB'S! GUYS THAT WERE DRAFTED BY THE TEAM!

THEN IF U WANT TO GET ALL SENTIMENTAL!!!! U CAN!!! CAUSE THE GUY IS A TRUE FIN!

REASON! DASHI AT THE END OF THE DAY WOULDN'T MIND SEEING HARTLINE SUCCEED! HE'S A TRUE DOLPHIN!

REASON! DASHI IS A BIGGER FAN OF D.THOMAS AND L.MILLER! OVER REGGIE! THOSE 2 ARE REAL DOLPHINS!

DANSBY AND BURNETT! AREN'T REAL DOLPHINS! SO IF THEY LEAVE! OH, WELL!

IT'S NOT GOING TO HURT LIKE ZACH OR JT LEAVING!!! REAL DOLPHINS!

Who cares about the garbage Dolphins when its Heat season?

craig makes a sensible point. we need to plug holes, weaknesses, not open up new ones. on a bad day long is in the top 3 lts in the league, i'd say that position is set for now.

The Dolphins lost get over it a lot of you on here were offended when I picked the Colts.Excuse me for crushing your hopes but really did you expect them to win out.Next opponent is against a losing team at home if the Dolphins dont win against the Titans then maybe the avalanche of complainers will have more of a reasonable beef.

WHRBs,

You said on Friday you've been wrong many times about some of these players. You mentioned Hartline, I think you mentioned Tannehill and I believe you mentioned Smith. Is it possible that because of one bad day you are wrong about Long too? Not sure the haste to have to make a decison on Long. We own this guys rights and if necessary we can franchise him. Letting this guy simply walk away seems like a dumb plan to me.

So you've identified we need at least one CB, (although my guess is you want two), you mention a TE, I've heard you mention a WR before and I think you want a safety, a pass rusher and now you're opening up a hole by getting rid of Long. Ireland had a Hell of a draft in April. It's clear you're expecting to have an even better draft come next April. How are you filling all these holes?

But, also, I believe we finally have the player at the most important position on a Team. If Tannehill stays in one piece, he can be a very good to excellent QB for many years to come.

Oscar you're a moron, please stop watching football because you are clueless.

Posted by: oscar is the troll
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^This.

BTW since you all are looking forward and counting wins Seatle is a winning team and eventhough Im not picking them to beat the Dolphins I am willing to bet The Dolphins dont win three in a row with the right odds from you emotional sore losers.

Coyles fault! You have Luck pinned in his own end 3rd and long and rush 3 guys? He coulda took a nap back there. Not to mention have the DBs playoff the WRs the whole game.
I thought these coaches were smarter than that.

Nothing that nobody in the Blog doesn't know about but when Dashi/YG/DB etal gets obsessed he gets repetitious, as with our LBs now.

The refs really, really hate Miami. i saw Wake get held at least 4 times. no calls. on the TD to Wayne, he ran a stunt and would have crushed Luck had he not been hooked and actually pulled down to one knee. then there was obviously the kickoff return fantom hold.

Still, despite all that, if Sean Smith weren't human garbage, we win.

as for T-Hill, he was tight when it mattered. sure didnt help the cause in the 2nd half.

as stated by many. this one really does hurt.

"Sad pathetic team. I am bummed."

Let me help...
I'm sure you meant. "I am a bum".

No need to thank me.

i took a nap.

wow some clueless fans on here.... Back to fire Ireland and dump Philbin , lmao.
We need another good corner and wr/te , this team is still trending upwards.
With that said tough loss after forcing them to so many third and longs and continuing to allow firsts.
Looks like we could use Marshall back at cb

HoHo! When YG et al loses he gets mad and starts insulting and impersonating others. Nothing new about that, either.

Just not sure how we're going to fill all these needs. I'm thinking CB, S, OLB/DE, WR and TE. If guys want to draft another tackle too, then go for it but to me there are bigger holes on this team than Jake Long.

The Dolphins play like they played today you can look for a 4-12 season , these idiots made Luck look like a magician today , they stunk up the place, we played one quarter of decent football then left Im already ready to blow my brains out listening to these talk shows blowing Luck like hes got a candy coch , geez thats what I didn t want to happen , where was our pass rush , could they have hurried him a little , and our corners dropped 4 or 5 ints for christ sakes , they were typical Dolphins , they Sucked for Luck today spineless byotches

I hate are uniforms! Bring back the aqua pants.

I just finished waxing my sack.

Don't blame any Particular Player for the loss, YG. It was a collective poor effort from the waterboy up to Philbin. Next week.

Craig for ur pleasure!

How to fill the holes!

Dashi's 2013 Miami Dolphin Draft!

1- Te'o (by almost any means necessary)
2- FS OR SS. Whichever replaces Clemons!
2- Wr or CB. BPA
3- WR or CB. BPA- pick the other side from previous pick.
3- OLB!
4 and below! BPA! 1 O-line, 1 D-line, 1 qb, 1 more secondary player.

UDFA! Let Ireland find 1 or 2 of his patented Acorns!

Now I wouldn't waste Money on Free Agency! Just keep our star players!

Give T-Hill rookie Wr's! Guys that can grow with him! Not diva's!

We are still to young and building! To go on a free agent shopping spree! Now after! We make the Playoff's! And this team wants to take the next step! To SB contender! Then U make the Push! And by 2014! We definitely shouldn't need High Priced Free Agents!

Ireland is doing his job!

Guys take a chill pill. I don't expect them to make the play-offs. They are a young team and are building. be patient

Oscar:

Why don't you and King Shula hook up for a sack waxing party?

Why, oh why did it slip Jeff Ireland's mind to sign or draft some pass rushers, defensive backs and receivers? I know he is a very busy man, and a personnel genius, so I won't be overly critical.

first pick has to be wr or te, we've neglected that for too long now.

Oh Dashi shut up , you know about as much about playing football as the Dolphins did today , the only hole you know about filling is some guys bunghole

Someone mention bunghole? I'm in.

Still need a QB.

Zonk:

Go to your own team's blog. T Hill is legit. I'm afraid Sancrap is not.

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