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Dolphins struggling offense needs to wake up

On Tuesday I reported to you that Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman had a career chat with his players and implored them to overcome the difficulties of the past couple of weeks and make their sons proud.

It was Sherman's way, I guess, of challenging his players.

Well, I challenge Mike Sherman to make necessary corrections and make fans proud -- because the offense the Dolphins have been putting on tape for much of this season, and particularly lately, simply isn't good enough.

Consider:

The Dolphins are averaging 19.2 points per game this season. That is 25th in the NFL.

That is the worst mark in the AFC East so far.

That is worse than a season ago when Miami averaged what we all considered an unacceptable 20.6 points per game.

The Dolphins have not scored a touchdown in six quarters.

The Dolphins are tied with Kansas City for the fewest passing TDs in the NFL (6) so far this season.

This is not good. Fact is, it is terrible because the Dolphins haven't exactly been playing stellar competition. The hard part of the schedule is coming up, believe it or not, after the Buffalo game.

“I think it’s just a lot of things that we just have to execute better," Sherman said. "It’s typical coach talk. We’ve got to execute a lot better. We’ve got to not have penalties. Not turn the ball over. Those things all play a part in it. Got to have good plays. I’ve got to call good plays -- make sure they’re the ones that apply specifically to that defense.

"There’s a lot of reasons, which we have to get fixed. There’s no question. This is unacceptable."

Correct!

Unacceptable.

I cringe at the idea that Miami still has to play against the San Francisco and Seattle defenses.

The situation is frustrating because generally the Miami defense and special teams have been good enough, with the exception of the last two losses to Indianapolis and Tennessee, to provide Miami with a winning team.

So the offense needs to hop on its horse and giddyup.

The Bills, Thursday night's opponent, provide an opportunity. The Bills, to put it diplomatically, stink on defense.

They give up more points (31.7) per game than any other NFL team. They are dead last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game. Combined, they allow 410 yards per game on the ground and through the air and that's 31st of 32 teams.

So the Bills are possibly a prescription for what ails the Dolphins offense.

Of course, I kind of thought that last week before the Tennessee game.

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Anyone ever hear the story with Odin, a crossbow a Wolf and a blow up doll? Lol

Nice odie,Good luck to both of you.

Ross save the Dolphins. SELL THE TEAM!

You really believe Herman Melville wrote almost 1,000 pages all about a Whale? C'mon...

Yeah, let Tannehill loose. He can throw it long and he can run like hell. He gets hurt? Tough titty. He's a Football player and you have to maximize his strenghts.

Yeah, you tell'em, Oscar!

got ya oscar.

A Symbolic Allegory is a very useful Figure of Speech when you want to emphasize something that is Universal.

Lonely at the top?

Spell checker? Me? You must be joking.

Actually, the reason I am in such great spirits is that, as no Dr. could find out what was wrong with me, I discovered it myself. Now, I will probably live for another 100 yrs, to the chagrin of Kris/odin/Dashi/ YG.

You have to play disciplined but you have to play loose. The toughest balance to achieve in any Team Sport.

Actually, also Fidel Castro has been very lonely at the Top. Like me, he became addicted to Internet. We have each other. He knows that.

Reggie 185 rushing, Hartline 155 receiving, Wake 2 sacks vs Bills

CBS se esta haciendo pajas mentales.

Oscar,

I'm a little bit busy, just getting down and trying to feel the spirit I saw in that Wolf's Eyes!

Of course I just converted an empty Vicodin bottle into a Bong! That probably has a little something to do with it-LOL.

I just wrote dis Dirty A ssed Mississippi Dirty Delta Dog Blues! I FVcking totally amazed myself. It's dirty old-Finger Picking nasty! I don't even know where it came from. I didn't even think I could play something this Good!

Oh Oscar! It'll pull a feeling on you with a quickness! You hear it and you think about the one that got away! You think about something you wished you wouldn't have. It's starts down in the chest and works it way up! Da-Da Da - DAH!

I'm p-laying it and I can feel it right in my Face! I think I wanna show off when I'm Finger Pickin it! But then God Himself tells NO! Thats when I feel it in my eyes and I have to hold back the tears.

I'm not kidding you Oscar! Thats when God makes me see. He makes it clear. I can't show off like I'm CREATING the Music. It doesn't work when you do that. The Music IS God! It's not for vainity, it's not for show and tell! Thats when God makes you REALIZE, The Music Is Salvation!

The fact that I get to play it, just makes me Closer to the Spirit I saw in the Wolf's Eyes!
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Sorry Oscar, I'm not quite sure where that came from either. I just know theres a Dirty Assed Mississippi Delta Dog Blues Song in here somewhere!
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Anyway, to answer your question, YES! God yes these Gray Wolves are bigger than people think. It looked pretty intimidating. This one was bigger than Debo and Debo is HUGE! He clocks in at 100 pounds these days.

If I had to guess, I'd say this guy was around at least 120 pounds. Proubably bigger.

Thats like that Crazy Chick you love. She's pretty, 120 pounds..........and totaly NUTS! Yeah, imagine her with Fangs!

That's a Big Dog!

ValHalla!!!!

Anyone ever hear the story with Odin, a crossbow a Wolf and a blow up doll? Lol

Posted by: Odin's on bath salts | November 15, 2012 at 01:10 AM

Nice odie,Good luck to both of you.

Posted by: P.a yuengs-n-wings | November 15, 2012 at 01:13 AM
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Wow man, you don't even know. I got the spirit flowing hear man. I bear my sole and share with you a powerful story. The patriarchs, the Wolf Spirit, Me Teaching My Son to hunt. This is so clean and powerful...........Inspirational.

And this is what you come up with? Blow Up Dolls?

Wow Dude! I've heard it over and over again. But I thought you would see. For whatever reason, the Spirit chose me to pass something onto you my Brother. This is bigger than both of us and I will not stand in the way of the spirit.

But I worry for you. How many of these opportunities have come your way and you have not seen them? Like this one, For whatever reasons, this one came for you and you come up with Blow Up Dolls?

I worry, because you must have missed out on so much. If this is the way you go about things, I'm afraid, truly, you must be like a blind man. Maybe worse.

I have my own destinations and right now I can't help you. The Music is like a magnet and it's pulling me back "In". But there is something in this story just for you my Friend. It's up to you..........It's up to you(sigh)..............


ValHalla!!!!

A Symbolic Allegory is a very useful Figure of Speech when you want to emphasize something that is Universal.

Posted by: oscar canosa | November 15, 2012 at 01:33 AM

Thats what I'm TALKING ABOUT!!!!

Don't you SEE?

Don't you SEE!

Oh MAN! It's Beautiful!

I wish I could make my Music for us while we talk! It wouldn't take long and you'd become of part of it! It'd be Kool Man!

A Symbolic Allegory.....................YEAH!

Peace Out!!!!

Actually, the reason I am in such great spirits is that, as no Dr. could find out what was wrong with me, I discovered it myself. Now, I will probably live for another 100 yrs, to the chagrin of Kris/odin/Dashi/ YG.

Posted by: oscar canosa | November 15, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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See Man you're missing it right there!

We NEVER die! Thats a Fallacy, we just go on to the next level. I knew you in the last one and I'll bet we'll meet again.

It's like all the matter and asteroids in the universe. None of it goes away. Since however all of it got, NONE OF IT has EVER gone anywhere. It has NEVER disappeared. We, and EVERYTHING that makes us up never disappears! We just go from one place to another.

Don't get carried away though. It all has a purpose. We'll get it all re-arranged and when we do, we'll know. We'll know what we've finally become a part of. That Vibe of the Universe. It's song an echo of the power that CREATED it. The vibration, the frequency, the POLARITY! That what we must become a part of!

Check Out Jimi's 3rd Rock from The Sun! Thats what the Power of God Sounds like! We exist in the Echo of the Big Bang!

Merry Christmas Fool!

Ross compro los dolphins co credito.El es un negotiante que sabe usar el credito.

It's just about Fred Bear Time!

Me and My Kid are heading out for our Blinds.

Life is GOOD when you can hunt in your own Back Yard!

Wish Me Luck People! Go Phins!

ValHalla!!!!

Everyone get your fire ireland and tannehill sucks chants ready. You are going to need it!

NEW BLOG PLEASE......

Oye Oscar tu no escribites que tio sam(uncle sam)esta atras de ti porque no pagaste impuestos

I just got the news that readers of THM and ENH digital editions are going to have to pay to read those publications. What you People think about this?

Wow,some outasite reflecions by odin yesterday. Impressive. Tey appeared more lisergic than oxycodone induced.

Personally, I will pay my due to the McClatchy Corp. and to Uncle Sam because, 1- I expect nothing free given to me, 2- This is Capitalism and we understand you can't give something for nothing in this economic System(or in any other System in the Universe for that matter).

Have enjoyed your articles for years.Thank you.The question i have is:Why do the Dolphins keep Yeatman on the roster if he never gets on the field? At 260# he seems very light for an offensive lineman.I,m certain (kinda)that he,s not someone,s son in law. Could you give us the "skinny on this?

Guys it could be worse we could have Sanchez as our quarterback

STINKING MIAMI and it's 2 GAME losing streak......


I can't even ENJOY the jets IMPLOSION......and just about EVERYBODY on this blog predicted this DAY would come.....

GET IT TOGETHER FINS......

KICK YOUR ENEMY WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.....

I am very optimistic for tonight's game hopefully we get a supreme effort by these guys that call themselves the dolphins oh well time shall tell

Posted by: odinseye | November 14, 2012 at 07:12 PM

Were you talking to me here Odinseye?

Who knows what these Coaches see in a Player beside family relations? But in Pat Devlin's case, I do see the same thing that Philbin sees in him, a very savvy, very accurate QB, perfect for the WCO. Bob Griese's clone.

If they dont respond to the raping that they took this past Sunday, even though its a short week, then you will know the true character of the team. Tannehill should bounce back like he did the last game he had 3 INT's.. Defensive line should do good against that Bills line... If Fitzpatrick makes it happen with his feet we might be in trouble..

A cross between a Wolf and a blowup Hottie? HOHOHO!!!

Gentlemen....

With the injury to BIG BEN....and now the report (from his own mouth) that he doesn't know when he will be back....

WELL.....

the 6th seed....our's for the taking.....the Steelers have 2 games in the next 3 weeks against the HATED Ravens (their jets if you will).....the RAVENS will WANT the SWEEP.....

If we take care of business....we have 2 PATHS to the playoffs....beat the PATS twice.....and WIN the DIVISION....or win enough games to get that 6th seed....

THE PLAYOFFS START TONIGHT.....Its just a DOUBLE ELIMINATION SCENARIO.....

We always seem to fold up our tents I'm sick of it where is all the toughness we here so much about I for one don't see it

Kris you are out of your mind we would be lucky to win 2 more games please don't talk playoffs really playoffs

Posted by: Tanehill tipped again | November 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Why do Moore fans focus on a 9 game span? He was the QB for 12-13 games last season He started 0-4 jacktard.. stop trying to use statistics to your favor and give the entire picture..
Posted by: mattybfromnc | November 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Moore hasn't beaten a team with a winning record yet.
How do I know? Because Troll Tard kept posting it under another name when spouting his "Anti-Moore" bullshyt.
Thanks Tard, I just thouroughly enjoy it when I get to use YOUR OWN bullshyt against you-ROTFLMAO!
Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard - LOL!
You made my Day ;)
Posted by: odinseye | November 14, 2012 at 07:12 PM

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Can anyone help me decipher this? IS Odinseye saying that i am posting as someone else and calling me a Troll Tard?

Marc.....

have faith until the MATH tells you otherwise....

You start thinking Playoffs, you gonna lose. The focus has to be absolute and completely in the upcoming Game. You guys should know that by now.

Matty.....

what makes you think he is talking about you....

I guess because he used my post as the example and the started talking about posting under a different name with his anit moore stuff.. just confusing to me the way im reading it.

OH....

I didn't see the sign in name under the 1st post.......

yeah....after re-reading it.....I can see how you can come to that conclusion.....

What do you gue think about drafting a linebacker in the first roung

I mean round

I think its a good idea if the talent level is there and we sign a WR in FA. It may be a better idea to go with a DB though.

Marc.....

I cast my vote for a game changing DT/DE...a pass rusher...a OL disrupter.....

I'm sick of koa misi has needs to go away

I'd be more confident about us making the playoffs if we were able to beat the Jests the first game or the cardinals after dominating them on offense. After being blown out I'm ready to look at next years draft. Up until the Titans game the playoffs were a possibility, now it's just a fantasy

I have never seen screens and qb runs hurt us so much is sickening

MiamiD.....

I'll ask you how you feel tommrow morning.....

MiamiD20
Yeah I agree, the blow out hurt, thats twice this year that they were handled. The first I could accept but the Titans game hurt.

It's mind blowing remember a fella named Zachary Thomas in the middle of our defense that's what we need someone just like that

WTH are you guys talking about next Season? This Season is NOT over, you know.

The worst sh-t that can happen to a Person is to lose Hope = Depression = No Life at all.

We need to right our ship how's that dude

Oscar if youre not alway looking by some means to the future then you will get left in the past. Focus on now but plan for the future.. Thats all, not giving up.

I still believe we are 2 drafts away from being a factor

we might be 2 drafts way if ireland wasnt doing the selections.

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