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A couple of things went right against New England

I admit it. Sometimes after a loss it's hard for me to focus on what went right. I'm a results oriented person. The NFL is a results oriented league. If the Miami Dolphins lose, I want to know why and I want to expose those reasons.

But sometimes guys play well even in a loss.

So allow me a couple of moments to pick out a guy on offense and a guy on defense to write about here because both played well against the Patriots.

Defensively, Reshad Jones was outstanding.

He had the interception and the return for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty. He also had 10 tackles, including a sack, had a quarterback hurry, and a pass defensed. And it was not necessarily a surprise.

Jones has been coming on strong for a few weeks now. Sunday marked the second time in three games he's had double-figure tackles. The guy is playing well and is fast emerging as a fine safety.

"I think I’ve mentioned this throughout the season, I’m seeing a young player that’s becoming one of the better players at his position in the league right now," defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said. "I think he is making plays in the pass game. The interception he made was exceptional. The run back was terrific. He had the sack. He had, I think, 10 or 11 tackles in the game, but he’s consistently starting to put one game after another together and he’s got a very high ceiling.

"I think he’s going to be a very, very good player for us."

Yeah, Jones was solid when Tony Sparano put him in the starting lineup last year. He's maturing. And Sunday was part of that process, perhaps the best part so far.

I also want to highlight the game Brian Hartline had.

To look  at his statistics, Hartline was merely good. He had five catches for 84 yards (16.8 yard per catch average). But if you watched the game you understand Hartline was the best receiver on the field for either team.

He was open by five yards on a deep shot down the middle of the field in the first half. The pass did not connect because quarterback Ryan Tannehill overthrew the pass.

He was open, again by a couple of yards, on another deep pass in the second half. Hartline read the defense and turned what was supposed to be a hook route into a deep attempt to blow the top off the defense.

And the play was there. But the pass from Tannehill was underthrown this time and so, again, no completion.

One thing I know: The Dolphins had better be wary of the New England Patriots trying to poach Hartline in free agency. I know it is a possibility because I know Bill Belichick likes Hartline and, more importantly, respects Hartline.

Perhaps that's the reason the Patriots put their best cover corner, Aqib Talib, on Hartline the entire game. And throughout the game, Hartline was open anyway. I expect that will get Belichick's attention. That's right, the same guy that had his sights on Wes Welker might be going back to the well in the offseason if Miami isn't careful.

Anyway, Hartline's statistics don't suggest it. But he also had a very good day against New England.

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Clown U just Talk Out Ur ARss!! EVERYDAY! AND REPEAT THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

And We ALL KNOW U ARE THE TROLL HERE!

Commonsense Is Just Exposing The Truth!

Keep it Like Yesterday Clown! Let the Real Bloggers Post During The Day! And U get Ur Blog Hits At Night By Yourself!!

And Before U REPOST FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME! THE POST THAT SHOWS U HAVE NO READING COMPREHENSION!

Who's Snooki? And Who's JWOWW?

ANSWER THE ORIGINAL QUESTION!!

SINCE SPEAKING TO U LEYMENS TERM!! SEEMS MORE DIFFICULT!

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U Do REALIZE Kaepernick was the 36th Player Taken! 4th Player of the Second Round! AND HAD 1 WHOLE SEASON TO LEARN!

AND U ARE INSINUATING! THE DOLPHINS AND THE 49ers! Have The Same Or EQUAL WR!

2 Names That Would've Caught The 2 Passes Hartline Can't Catch Up To! MOSS AND GINN!! And Moss Would've Made The TD CATCH ALSO!

Great article this morning, Armando. Jones has been outstanding this year. Deserve Pro Bowl consideration. Not sure who his main competition will be. I'm guessing Ed Reed.

I also agree that the Pats will be hot on Hartline. I don't believe they'll pay the money that Welker is looking for and Hartline will fit nicely into that role. I'd be trying to get a contract done with Hartline NOW, before FA starts. Once he hits the market, I think he's gone.

Hartline wants to play with the best QB not the 31st or 32nd that is getting worse.

Brady to Hartline will be thing of beauty!

Go Pats!

No doubt this team has very little talent at QB, WR and RB. Can we thank Ireland for this?

Then Why Do U SPEW SO MUCH IGNORANCE OSCAR!

Trust ME!! EVEN MANDO WOULD BE HAPPY!

IF U JUST STOPPED[LIVING]! U AND UR FRIEND!! HAVE WASTED MOST OF THE GOOD REAL FOOTBALL TALK TODAY!!

WITH UR IGNORANT MOORE RANTS!

U RIDE THE MOORE AND BARKLEY BANDWAGON!! TO THE POINT OF INSANITY!

Heck! Dashi Doesn't Even HECKLE OR EXPOSE DANSBY AS MUCH AS U CUMRAGS!! RIDE FOR MOORE!

And That Is A LEGITIMATE ARGUMENT! Not What U 2 Talk About!

Jesus Lord! Now, respectful fans deserve a good team & disrespectful ones don't? LOL

Joey Porter was in his prime in Pitt & he wasn't resigned! If the fans were on board with the choice, they were disrespectful too or did they show PERSPECTIVE & COMMON SENSE?

YOU DONT INVEST BIG MONEY OVER LONG TERM FOR AN AGING PLAYER! A player whose play has declined for 3 straight seasons. A player who has sustained significant inujuries 3 straight seasons.

This is a guy we should show respect for and wish to have back? Why? To wind up on IR again while he collects his millions?

WHO CARES HOW FANS TREAT PLAYERS?! FANS PAY TOO AND HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT. Fickle ones with their panties always wound too tight care about meaningless things like that.

Resigning guys like Long is what losing teams do. It's called BAD CHOICES! Long WAS a great player. Showing him respect & resigning him change that or defy father time!

Wanna show him respect? Don't resign him and give him a farewell press conference! Unlike what your favorite GM did when they showed Z. Thomas the door. NOT EVEN A PRESS CONFERENCE!

You want the fans to show respect for players when it's own GM doesn't? Man, you are WARPED!

Now go ahead, curse me out for criticizing your nonsensical point of view. I expect nothing less.

Jones has been outstanding this year. Deserve Pro Bowl consideration.

Posted by: Craig M | December 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This coming from the guy who said Jones sucked as recently as the Buffalo game?

Now, he's a probowler? You can't make this stuff up!

Can someone explain to me how Henne has more TD passes then Tannehill and he's only played in 3 GAMES??

Craig also said, Ocho Since, Moss, TO, Bess and Hartline would of made a great 6 WR set

Monte thats easy. Tannehill sucks!

Interesting someone else using the LOL name. I personally don't think Tanny sucks. Just needs time.

Probably loser boy home as gigi, monte, now lol.

For the recrod, you're a loser, home, gigi, walker, monte, etc.

LOL (and your aliases),

Never said anything of the kind as far as the receivers go....but nice try.

Gotcha, someone said Jones was the best player on defence the game in Buffalo and I said while he was all over the field, he was playing catch up all night. Spiller made him look bad. Yes he had a lot of tackles but a lot oif the night he was out of position and was chasing, rather than making the tackle earlier. If you'd bothered to read my comments I've been consitent with the fact that Jones has been one of our best players this year. I wouldn't expect you to keep up.

U are Really Going TO BLAME The Cutting Of Zach and Trading JT On IRELAND?

We Forget The PERSONAL HATE Towards the 2 From Parcells!

This is What Dashi is Saying! Yes, Fans Can Go On a Rant On What they Don't Like!

What DASHI AND EVERY OTHER REAL BLOGGER HERE WANTS!!

IS FOR PEOPLE TO GIVE EDUCATED OPINIONS WE ALL CAN DISCUSS!!

LOL, WHAT U AND UR FRIEND DO! IS MAKE IGNORANT REMARKS AND STATEMENTS! AND ONE OF U DOESN'T EVEN TALK FOOTBALL 95% OF THE TIME!!

Who Cares If We Are Wrong!! As Long as WE ARE TALKING REAL FOOTBALL ISSUES! The Roster, The D, The O, The Playcalling, Ireland!

NOT THE NON-EXISTENT ONES! START MOORE! DRAFT BARKLEY! AND THE OTHER 1001 ARGUMENTS U GUYS RIDICULOUSLY MAKE!

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Craig,

Don't Worry What They Say About Long!

Notice as Soon as ESPN SAID JAKE MIGHT NOT BE BACK(Opinion)!

Mando and The Herald! Got a Dolphin Source Saying If They Have to USE The Franchise Tag To keep Him They Will(FACT)!

Meaning they will try and Resign him, If Not Franchised!

Again, U don't "Publicly Talk" About Signing Other Players Until U talk To Jake First.

The Fins have been Talking To the Pending FA's! Mando just had a Article Recently Stating This!

You did not published me , Dashi. But you DID read it, didn't you. Then, I'm satisfied.

Dashi,

The reality is NOBODY knows if Long will be back or not. He's been a warrior for this team for 5 years and you get sh8theads like LOL trying to run him out of town after everything he's done for this team. He's played through injuries and been a credit to this organization and you get dumbf8cks like LOL running him down. He probably would have run JT and Thomas down while they were here too. It's dumbf8cks like this clown who drag this fanbase down. He DOES NOT represent Dolphins fans. He's just a sad and pathetic little whiner, who GUARANTEED will rip everything else that comes after Jake Long. This is just a guy who'll complain until we win a Super Bowl. It's who he is.

Luck-2011.11-2
RG3-2011.10-3
R.Wilson-2011.11-3
B.Weeden-2011.11-1
TanneBUST-2011.7-6
He sucked in college AND he will suck in the NFL.

Anyways, I'm going to sign off now and let the peon LOL have some fun at my expense. Guess we'll have to listen to him go off on Jake Long for at least the next 4 months.

Have a good day guys....out.

Can someone explain to me how Henne has more TD passes then Tannehill and he's only played in 3 GAMES??

Posted by: Monte | December 04, 2012 at 11:54 AM


WOW! Didnt know that but it speaks volumes on Tannehill being a total bust.


Let's be honest would Hartline rather play with Brady and their offense or with this crappy offense he's been with for 4 years?

I can't wait until 2020 I have a feeling this 20 year rebuilding plan will finally pay off by then

I haven't posted here in almost 3 years although I try to read the blogs when time allows.

I find it humurous that when I stopped posting, Craig M was getting intellectually pummeled ona daily basis by guys like x080, schmoe, montreal fan, etc...

The names may have changed but the results are the same. Craig M acting like a dillweed & getting hammered almost every post he makes.

This blog needs a reset button!

How do you stop Kaepernick, RG3 and their option? Truth is you can't and only limit them.

I love you guys

Tannehill was a desperate reach and a failed experiment.

Oscar,

Published? Please Explain.

And Dashi has NEVER SAID! I don't READ UR C R A P!

Again, Comprehension! Dashi knows Ur a EDUCATED FELLOW!

What Dashi Said, "IS FOR PEOPLE TO GIVE EDUCATED OPINIONS WE ALL CAN DISCUSS!!"

U GUYS ARE A WASTE OF SPACE SOMETIMES! Talking About Nothing!

Phins78, Told ME(Dashi) Not To Even Read What U Clowns Say! Which would be the Right Thing To DO!

But Oscar! Even U Sometimes Bring Valid Points To Discuss. Remember Dashi gets Criticized For Still Talking To U!
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Craig,

Agreed. NOBODY knows About Jake. BUT SOMEBODY DOES KNOW IF THE DOLPHINS WANT HIM!

THE MOST HATED MAN IN SFLA! IRELAND!

AND IRELAND HAS STATED JAKE IS SIGNING!! EVEN IF HE HAS TO FRANCHISE HIM!

NOT SAYING IRELAND SPOKE TO MANDO! WE KNOW THAT RELATIONSHIP IS ICY! But IRELAND HAS SAID IT! JAKE IS HIS #1 PRIORITY!

EVEN MORE REASON FOR MOST TO HATE IRELAND!

I feel sorry for Bess and Hartline. Bess is at least as good as Welker and would have put up similar numbers the last 5 years had he had Brady and Bellicheat.

Hartline would also be a star, a perrenial 1200 yard receiver at 15 ypc.


Anyways, I'm going to sign off now and let the peon LOL have some fun at my expense. Guess we'll have to listen to him go off on Jake Long for at least the next 4 months.

Have a good day guys....out.

Posted by: Craig M | December 04, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Don't hate me because I pointed out your ridiculousness in my 11:46 post. You can't touch it, that's why you're leaving!

YOU ALWAYS LEAVE WHEN YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN YOURSELF OR YOUR DUMB POSTS!

T-hils anticipation and decision making is poor not to mention his accuracy. good qbs thrown the ball before the receiver makes his cut. i have watched multiple times when t-hill is waiting for the receiver to get open. all that does is allow the db to get back into position. i agree with marino we would have known by now that this kid would be a difference maker.

additionally the points made about him knowing the system from his day with sherman at A&M should have given him an oportunity to to develop through the year and he is only regressing. this is not a sign of a quality qb.

7 tds and 12 ints is crap let alone his rating.

we will be lucky if he can develop and get us to the playoffs, but once he comes up a gainst a superior qb and defense he will fade.

i have played this game and position and coached the position and as smart as he may be he does not have what it takes. and enought with the surrounding players. receivers are open and he does not anticipate well.

i hope i am wrong because we are right back to where we started.

What was the problem at the handshake at the end of the Game between Harbaugh and Tomlin? I missed it.

It's time Joe's fired.

49ers 31
Fins 10

Paul S doesnt sound like the brightest bulb at all. Listening to him on the radio

One cannot stop Hartline. Rather, one can only hope to contain him.

The Dolphins will only score 3Pt against the 49ers.

One thing I know: The Dolphins had better be wary of the New England Patriots trying to poach Hartline in free agency. I know it is a possibility because I know Bill Belichick likes Hartline and, more importantly, respects Hartline.

Mando,

He'd actually be a perfect fit in the Patriots offense BUT they're not the only team that would want him.

At the end of the Game last Sunday, I thought exactly that, This mofo is regressing. But I was angry at the Time. He DID win the Game for Us against a strong Seattle Team, whatever happened. RT is not a bust, he is just way too inconsistent. IMO

dashi is nothing but trailer park, white trash. He must be a manager at golden corral, or mac donalds. stop with the insults about a persons family. It shows you have no class, or respect for anything.

If Ireland lets Hartline walk then I'm willing to conclude that he's an imbecile. Bess & Hartline are the only consistent receivers on this team & regardless of who we sign or draft losing Hartline would be a HUGE loss.

I'm also willing to conclude that if he franchises Long or offers him a new contact that he's an imbecile.

Who do the JAgs Have At WR's and TE?

WHAT NOW BLACKMON DOESN'T EXIST? OR THE WR THEY GAVE $50 Million To this OffSeason! Or M.Lewis

Henne is Only Showing How Bad Gabbert Was(Henne Has About the Same TD's With 100 Less Attempts)! Which Any Real Football Aficionado! Could've Seen Pre-Draft! And Specially Once He Started Playing in The NFL!

Garrard Went to the ProBowl his LAST YEAR IN JAX!

Again For A REFRESHER FOR U MATT MOORE FANS

M.Moore

45 Games
59.1% Completion PCT
5266 YDS
33 TD's
26 INT's
22 Fumbles Lost

CHAD HENNE

42 Games
59.7%
8152 YDS
39 TD's
40 INT's
12 Fumbles Lost

And Look Back At LAST YEARS STATS! Chad Had More 300 Yd Games! And Threw For More Yards Per Game! Than Matty In About 8 Less Games!

So All U Claiming!! Bring Moore The MVP In!!

Moore is NOT EVEN BETTER THAN CHAD! "DANSBY" AND THE DEFENSE! DIDN'T WANT HENNE BECAUSE He PERSONIFIED SPORANO! REAL REASON WE WENT 0-7 TO START THE SEASON! DANSBY!

MOORE WON A COUPLE GAMES LAST YEAR! AGAINST BAD TEAMS! BECAUSE THE DEFENSE SHOWED UP THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON!

HOW MANY 300 YD GAMES DID MOORE HAVE LAST YEAR? ZERO!

What About CHAD?

HOW MANY 400 YD GAMES DOES MOORE HAVE IN HIS CAREER?

HOW MANY DOES T-HILL HAVE IN 11 GAMES! Without Marsha OR A REAL #1?

Hartline is not going to the Patriots. Stop it.

Is it just a coincidence that Tannehill is the starting QB this season & Bess & Hartline are both having career year??? Wake up people...Tannehill is running an offense with TWO WR's & hardly any help from his TE's.

The only team I can think of that has less weapons on offense is the Jets & that's b/c Holmes is out for the season.

Did Tannehill have a bad game this Sunday??? Absolutely but the people on here who are placing the entire blame for the offense on Tannehill who is a rookie QB are just clueless. The O-line has not consistently passed protected very well, the running game has been inconsistent, & our GM was counting on guys like Gates, Clay, Egnew, & Cunningham to contribute to this offense. Who is REALLY to blame for why this offense doesn't score enough points???

I’m so glad Tannehill knew this offense before he came here. Its been such a big advantage for him. LOL

Dont worry guys, I dont think Ireland allows Hartline to walk. Like I said a few days ago, I would at least offer Hartline $7 million a year. Anything less would be a slap in the face. So anywhere in the $7-$9 million max range, I like Hartline at that price.

Reshad Jones, WOW, a pro bowler growing up before our very eyse. The power switch seems to have definitely been switched. Full blast into the ON position.

As long as one of our safeties are playing at a pro bowl level, we can live with Clemmons playuing about average. Just cant have both your safeties playing average. That's what becomes a true liability.

lol

Who do the JAgs Have At WR's and TE?

WHAT NOW BLACKMON DOESN'T EXIST? OR THE WR THEY GAVE $50 Million To this OffSeason! Or M.Lewis

Dashi,

The WR you're talking about is Laurent Robinson but the guy who is playing VERY well for them is Cecil Shorts

Hartline couldnt start for the Pats.

Haha, feel sorry for Bess and hartline??? They are having career years with Tannehill. Never got that much love with Henne or Moore

5-7

WHDP,

Though Bess isnt even in the fa equation this year, I could live with upgrading him.

Steadman Bailey is projected to be a slot nfl wr. Bailey is bess on 'ROIDS! He does everything Bess does but has speed to go deep.

Bailey's projected 3rd rd. Im not sure he'll still be available then. But if he is, Ireland would be foolish to pass, regardless of what our other needs are at that time.

Getting a true over the top wr in rds 1 or 2, and getting Steadman Bailey, would be a draft day offensive coup for this team.

Here, not only my opinion but my PROFESSIONAL opinion on Ryan Tannehill's character. He is lackadaisical almost to the point of being lazy. Apparently, he believes that because he is so very smart, he can do anything but at his pace. That might be so but We are not prepared to tolerate his Pace. How to make him more consistent? Under no circumstances trade him but rather kick him in the Asss, swiftly and often. Ask Gruden about RT; he'll say the same I'm saying.

Dashi, also re: Matt Moore, how many of Bush's yards were in Moore's starts? I'd bet almost all of them. And this year Bush is mr. -2, -4, -6. is he even top 20 in rushing??

"T-hils anticipation and decision making is poor not to mention his accuracy. good qbs thrown the ball before the receiver makes his cut. i have watched multiple times when t-hill is waiting for the receiver to get open. all that does is allow the db to get back into position. i agree with marino we would have known by now that this kid would be a difference maker..."

So if a QB is not a difference maker as a rookie then he's a "bust???" Then Eli Manning, Drew Brees, & Peyton Manning should have been "busts" right??? And what about Josh Freeman who played horribly last year??? Was he a "bust"??? I guess Cam Newton is a "bust" too b/c his team is horrible right???

First of all you can not be a successful as a QB in the NFL unless you have good pass protection. If not then you're either going to turn the ball over or get injured. If you look at any successful QB in the NFL CLEARLY they have more than two capable receivers to throw the ball to.

dd 13,

1. Was Dashi Talking To U? No.

2. Stop Acting Like A Girl! That Comment is VERY CORNY!

3. If U think That Was Offensive! SOMEONE REPOST MY MASTERPIECE!! "Oscar and Co."

4. Dashi makes a HillBilly Joke And I'm White? Guess Hillbillies Are Black? Alright U IGNORAMUS!

5. IT's "NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE!" NOT ANYTHING!! SuperStar!

6. IN CASE U ARE NEW HERE! DASHI DOESN'T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT HIM OR HIS OPINION!! NEVER HAVE! NEVER WILL! NOW IF U SHOW RESPECT! U GET RESPECT! ASK ANYONE HERE! Dashi RESPECTS EVERYONE! CROSS THE LINE(Swing First)! AND DASHI WILL END IT(U)!

7. JUST FOR UR PLEASURE! GO BLOW A ELEPHANT! U CUMRAG!! AND U KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE LOAD!! CHAMP!!

Furthers my point about the QB makes the receiver not the other way around. Everyone is screaming for a number one receiver on the grounds Tannehill will be great, however if Hartline goes to the Pats watch his stats!! He will be a top receiver and people will be saying how could we let him go, he could have made Tannehill better. We are stuck with Tannehill for 4 years. Matt Moore would be giving the dolphins a play off run. Guarantee he is at least 7 points better per game.

Oh and DD 13!

STOP BEING SUCH A SISSY!

Though Bess isnt even in the fa equation this year, I could live with upgrading him.

Steadman Bailey is projected to be a slot nfl wr. Bailey is bess on 'ROIDS! He does everything Bess does but has speed to go deep.

Bailey's projected 3rd rd. Im not sure he'll still be available then. But if he is, Ireland would be foolish to pass, regardless of what our other needs are at that time.

Getting a true over the top wr in rds 1 or 2, and getting Steadman Bailey, would be a draft day offensive coup for this team.

YG,

Stop it...Just stop it!!! Under no circumstances do you get rid of a guy like Bess. He consistently finds a way to get open, he doesn't get injured, & he has excellent hands.

The only difference between Tebow and RGIII is RGIII's team has supported him and let him run an offense that takes advantage of his skill set.

"Furthers my point about the QB makes the receiver not the other way around. Everyone is screaming for a number one receiver on the grounds Tannehill will be great, however if Hartline goes to the Pats watch his stats!! He will be a top receiver and people will be saying how could we let him go, he could have made Tannehill better. We are stuck with Tannehill for 4 years. Matt Moore would be giving the dolphins a play off run. Guarantee he is at least 7 points better per game."

Dolfinman,

Have you ever heard of a rookie QB improving over the course of his career???? Apparently not.

I live in Manhattan & it took Eli Manning four seasons to become a good NFL starting QB!!! He was incredibly inconsistent, his accuracy was a MAJOR issue, & he threw too many INT's.

It came out on Hard Knocks that TanneBust didnt know what division the Dolphins were in and didnt know the other teams in the division. Thats just unbelievable and a huge red flag albeit too late. The guy doesnt follow pro football? WTF?

Interesting you point out Hartline. It shows how football games can be decided on relatively few plays...

If Tannehill hit Hartline on those 2, yeah count em 2 passes he goes from, Mando saying what a bad game he had, to being the hero and Miami in all likely hood winning the game.

I think the biggest issue for miami is oline which affects Tannys play directly if he doesn't get knocked around so much he makes those plays.

There are is only 1 oline man that has been consistent all year that's Pouncey and you gotta keep Martin cause he is a rook with upside maybe Jerry cause he has survived what must have been some serious head games by Sparano and Tuna. In my opinion, not that anyone is asking, the rest should be shown the door. I know its not realistic to do that but it sure would be nice...

I have to admit that I am one of those that tends to give Ireland a pass while Tuna and Sparano were here. I like last years draft that Ireland and Philben put together an we'll see how this year goes.

Hard to get rid of Bess with those hard to find Hands.

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