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Patriots blow out Dolphins 28-0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If you wondered how wide the gulf between the Dolphins and a playoff team is, now you know.

The Dolphins are seemingly an ocean apart from the Patriots. And today's 28-0 loss here is proof.

Joe Philbin's team was never really in it. Never really fought. Never really seemed capable of staying with New England.

The Patriots offense dominated in every imaginable category -- first downs, time of possession, passing yards, rushing yards.

The Patriots defense set a team single-game high for the season with six sacks. And after establishing that mark, they added a seventh sack on the very next play.

And not only did Miami get beat but it got beat up.

Richie Incognito (neck), Kevin Burnett (concussion), Anthony Fasano (concussion) and Dimitri Patterson (ankle) all left the game and did not return.

Doesn't matter, however. The Dolphins season is over.

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Craig,

lots of teams have gotten by with one plug-in on the offensive line. The high picks elsewhere should be able to help him out.

no teams get by with late round weapons and WR corps that produce THREE EFFING TDs IN A WHOLE EFFING SEASON.

What is more likely? That we can find a reasonable RT in the draft late or in FA? Or that we can win games without scoring any god damn points? Yes, Colombo didn't work out. Vollmer sure worked out for New England! I can find a lot more late round tackles that worked out than you can find teams that succeeded without pouring money and high picks into their weapons.

It's not rocket science in 2013. The good teams SCORE. We need to SCORE.

Let Long and Bush go... replace them with Martin and Miller.

Release Incognito, Marshall and Patterson (if the cap savings is good enough)

Then go after 2 or 3 well established FAs on either side of the ball. Leave the rest up to the draft

Andrew I'm sorry. I should have explained my stance. As much as I loathe Smiths inability to think on his toes, I know we need to keep him. We can not create another hole on this team if they are going to try for a playoff spot any time soon.

I don't like him as a #1. I would be fine with him in the #2 spot. A shutdown corner would make all the difference in the world. We could give Smith more help because the defense could swing to his side much like the Jets do with Revis. Smith plays really well within the system and as much as I hate it, that would work out fine with a true #1 imo.

Most of you see the OL as the main problem, but getting pressure on the QB and not able to strike deep was the other. At least 3 of the sacks came because of good coverage or lack of separation and thats the problem.

Fair enough, Phins78, I agree.

Phins78 eat a dick you b I t c h

Yes, tony, our offensive line stunk TODAY. Our weapons corps stunk FOR SIXTEEN GAMES.

What's more important to fix? A group that stunk all season? Or a group that stunk sometimes and played well sometimes?

If you don't know the answer, you might be Jeff Ireland.

WHAT MAKES PHINS 78 THE POLICE MAN OF THIS BLOG ?


YOU GOT TO AGREE WITH A DONKEY LIKE HIM TO POST ............

LIKE ;
CRIG M
OR KRIS
OR DASHI..............

PS...I WRITE WHAT I WANT,DONKEY.

Scott, look at his stats and that's all I care about...He's productive, young and FAST...I'll live with his occasional drop here and there thank you very much...And Pittsburgh has invested a lot of money in Brown and Sanders...Wallace will NOT be back with the Steelers...

Hey Scott i agree with you but Incognito is rated as one of the better OG in the NFL

Miami has never solved the offensive line problems....no time for QB to throw, no lanes for RB's to run.

Other than Pouncey and Martin, the others couldn't even start on another NFL team. They are horrible.

Andrew,

So what kind of contract would you pay Sean Smith? I gotta be honest, I just don't see this guy as being a difference maker. He's just another guy to me. I think it's comical when he guys say 'he's a must sign'. REALLY? For what? More mediocrity?

I think one of the dumbest things this franchise could do is give him something like a 5 year/$25 mil contract. Doesn't make interceptions, gives up too many big plays and is often late to the play. I'd be fine with him back but at what price?

Then again Andrew I would not pay him like a #1. If he and his agent ask for that kind of money they are crazy. He did not earn it this year. And I'm sure some other coach will think he can coach him up and tell the gm to pay him, much like Flynn in Seattle. Maybe it works out for him but I doubt it. I just can't see tying up over 8 mil a season on Sean Smith. That's horrible. We would have 1/4 of our cap being stretched by our cbs. Yikes!

So you're truth now too Aloco? Sheesh, I'll add that name to my list of aliases for you. But what happened to oscar and superphin? You don't want to be them anymore? Why not sweetie?

Before resigning our prize free agents to complete the year after year rebuilding, Ross should resign Ireland asap. Extend the extension he got last year.

Hes put toogether 1 heck of a roster.

mickey bitsko said: "forgot this..Bush did not get his 1000 yards and not his 2000 yards as he preddicted when the season began

is he going to explain what happened?"

Mickey, get a clue!

If they had let Bush get enough carries this season he would easily have broken the 100 yard mark. Some games he only touched the ball 12 TIMES! That included receiving touches. He is the best playmaker we have and why we didn't give him more touches this season, you would have to ask the new "Mr. Magoo" aka Mike Sherman. I swear, some games his play-calling reminds me of Dan Henning!

lol Ummmm yeah, the gay jokes, saying I'm gay, that I like guys d&^ks? I don't care because I'm not a 13 year old boy. Being gay isn't something that I find offensive therefore it doesn't bother me in the least to be called gay. Keep trying.

Meant Bush would have easily broken the 1000 yd. mark

I've posted this about a thousand times...We are the SLOWEST offense in the league...The only guy with decent speed is Bush...That's it. This will have to be resolved in the offseason or next year will be no different...We need to add SPEED at the WR position...We need to add SPEED at the TE position...Yes Fasano is nice...Yes Hartline is nice...Bess is nice...But they don't scare ANYONE...PLAYMAKERS PEOPLE...PLAYMAKERS...

Aloco....

You're COVER is blown....STFU...and quit crying.....

Its been BLOWN for years...you just didn't know it......


TODAY...Armando CONFIRMED everything we ALREADY knew as true....

so....DEAL WITH IT.....

What the Dolphins need to do is have a Draft like the Colts just did (without picking a QB obviously)

As soon as the Colts picked Luck,they gave him weapon after weapon after weapon and now they're going to the playoffs and all this with a very fragile oline.

Just once,i'd like to see us be very aggressive offensively in the Draft instead of picking the same old positions and expecting a different outcome

Andrew,

Sorry man. I'm not interested on Bowe or Wallace at $9 mil a year. You can have them....and good luck. That's not how you build a team IMO.

Now nowhere in there have I said 'I don't want playmakers'. But I'll get mine in the first or second round of the draft at a FRACTION of what you're going to pay those guys. Bowe for all his talent had like TWO TDs this yearand the Chiefs had the same number of wins....no thanks. I'll draft a young stud in the second round and let him grow with Tannehill. I'll also grab the young TE from Stanford as well. THAT'S how you build a team.

List of Keepers

Pouncey, Soliai, Jones, Starks,

Maybe Martin, maybe Miller, and maybe Jerry Jones is good enough.

Montreal,
At this point anything is better than what we have. Just don't think that Wallace is th next Duper or Clayton or even Paul Warfield. Plus is he really worth $7 to 8 million a year???

Bowe and Wallace make me nervous. We will ahve to wait who else are cap casualties because there will be others and they will be cheaper

Hey Andrew: The OL is missing one good OG and move Jerry to ROT where he belongs but they need what i wrote 30 min ago, 2 pressure players on def, 2 stretch
players on offense a new PK and SF.

Now That I Got My Ireland Rant Out The Way!!

Fins Offseason Priority! (Hasn't really Changed Since The Beginning Of The Season! )

Resign Long!
Maybe Keep Starks and Smith!
Let Reggie, Hartline, Fasano, and Even Clemons GO!!
Cut Dansby!! Keep Burnett 1 More Year! Misi is A DE! We Just Have NO LB's!!

In The Secondary!! Everyone But R.Jones Is Cut!! Marsha2 & Patterson! Ok, So Resign Smith! Long is 1a, Smith is 1b Priority! Carroll and Wilson Can Finish out there Contracts For Depth Reasons! Wilson at Safety!! Don't want to see him as a CB!! Carroll can be a Nickel/#4 CB Next Year!!

The D-line Is Not The Problem! Resign Starks! At The Right Price! Or just Move Odrick Inside! If We Don't Resign Starks! Then YES!! Craig!! 1 Pass Rusher!!(DE) Is A Top Priority!! If Not! DE is Not a Priority! And Chickallo Comes Out Next Year! Not This Year! Or Even Clowney at USC!

OK so Resign Long, Smith and Starks!! All 3 are Top Priorities!!

KRIS., THE WAGON RIDER,,,,,,,,,,,,


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU CLOSE FRIEND PHINS 88 .

Phins78 has has how many names here and he is looking to bust others?

Looks like I've got my impostor at 9:15pm. Wanted to get thrown off the blog dude?....you MORON!

Well now, the GOL (Gang Of Loverboys) is out in full force today.

Krissy.
Phins78 (l+ aliases)
Dashwad
Odin (either hung over or looking for his teeth)

Of course I meant John Jerry

GAIG M..........YOU SHOULD ASK AND DEMAND OF ARMANDO TO TELL YOU WHO DID SIGN WITH YOUR NAME OR BAN THAT POSTER FROM EVER POSTING AGAIN..........

"Aloco" the fake person. Craig, Kris and I disagree on a regular basis. You don't know this because you don't read football posts. You only read the posts like these, that have nothing to do with the game. At that point you see us agreeing because the three of us can't stand phony pieces of s*&t like yourself who are incapable of stringing together a rationale thought about football.

Hope that clears things up for you.

You want to debate fake person "Aloco"? Tell me which football opinions you had that I disagreed with. Go ahead, lets talk. I won't hold my breath. Keep on faking loser! Hope you get kicked out again very soon ;)

We had a #1 receiver last year in Marshall, along with Bess and Hartline but we also had Colombo. Colombo was about the worst RT I have ever seen. You cannot down play the importance of linemen. They are the ones that allow the QB time to throw and open up the holes for your backs. Here is my plan:

Resign Long for 9 Million a year. Let Starks, Bush, Fasano, and Clemons walk. This will allow us to sign that #1 WR in FA and Dustin Kellar TE. Replace Starks with Odrick and draft Werner at DE with the 1st pick. Take TE Zach Ertz with first pick in the second round and then draft a safety with the second pick in the second round. Take a corner and guard with the 3rd round picks.

Hey GMs in training, the teams lost 2 possibly 3 games because of our PK. That along could make any GM a genius

Andrew,

Also Sebastian Vollmer was a SECOND round pick of the Pats back in '09. Are you suggesting we do that this year?

Craig M wants to draft playmakers when jeffy boy hasn't drafted 1 in 5 years.

So you wanna build a team of playmakers thru the draft when your gm has proven to be impotent in doing that?

Your ideas are as bad as irelands drafts.

Another LongSeason:

Incognito has been solid since we signed him. Good, tough guard that other teams like to call "DIRTY" Good, we need more like him on the O-Line. I, for one, am absolutely tired of 1st year rookie DE's running around, through, and over our tackles. I think the left side of the O-Line was way more cosistent than the right, that is until Long started playing like crap. Keep the right-side intact the way it is now, look hard in the draft and maybe free agency for help on the right-side.

Mark, exactly...I watched the Indy-Houston game today...Man those Indy rookies look good...Hilton, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener...

ALoco @ 9:22pm,

Dont you worry bud....I'll make sure I mention it to Armando. Good thing you don't use other people's names when you post, right?.....wink! wink!

Posted by: Craig M | December 30, 2012 at 09:15 PM

Not the real Craig. For f^%ks sake guy you're not even close to fooling anyone. I wish I could meet you, I've never come across anyone this stupid. It would be a fascinating study.

Bill Polian will go quick..........Ross better act quick
!!!

ORLANDO,


YOU THINK IT'S FAIR TO GIVE AN INJURED LINEMAN A 9 MILLION A YEAR CONTRACT ?

MERCY! Tannehill played like he had frost bite of the brain. Garner looks like an overgrown fat ass kangaroo with his pouch. Jones Jerry or Jerry Jones (whatever) looks like a big lump of lard. And for all you optimistic idiotic fans that think Ireland deserves another year, and he's had 2 solid drafts-F--K YOU ALL! Ross is an idiot and he has no business in the NFL. How many more years will Tom Brady play? 5? The Dolphins under ROss and Ireland will have twice as many years until they'll be able to compete with the elite teams of the league. The new logo should read: "THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR"

Tonight though, it looked like the O-Line conceded the game by ther 3rd quarter. Martin especially would not stay on his DE long enough while Tanny was trying to b uy time. I saw several plays that he could have prevented either a scak, or a hurry if he had stayed with his man instead of releasing.

Phins78

Who gives a better BJ, Kris or Dashi?


Be honest.

THIS WHOLE DOLPHINS ORGANIZATION SUCKS!!!

CRAIG M...........
ARE A VET ?

That is what he is going to command, if not more. He is still young and the injuries he has are not career threatening.

CRAIG M,
ARE YOU A VET ?

Kris/Phins78,

So is the annoying troll the same guy using all these different names or one guy? How much of it is ALoco? Very strange stuff!

Aloco we can add oh really to your list of aliases. You bore me, I will ignore you and your names while i'm in here. Seriously, the fun has died, you're busted, I know the name you post under regularly, I won't be addressing you under that name either. You're a psycho, and you're a loser. I'm getting sad even talking to you because I can't believe how much of your life you waste playing games in a football blog. It's just beyond sad, I really feel sorry for you.

ORLANDO,

I THINK PHILBIN WILL HAVE THE SAY ON THAT.IT'S NOT WISE TO KEEP LONG AROUND ANY LONGER,,,,,,,,,,JUST SIGN NEW YOUNG PLAYERS WITH SPPED AND GET READY OF THE WHOLE OL AND SOME DL PLAYERS,,,

And that Still is why i don't understand the lack of using Bush underneath or of course the more obvious the lack of a good TE. The offense was slow pacing from the 4 game on because Philbin realize the lack of speed and quickness on Of.

Craig,

There is a line above which Smith no long makes sense. But, if we don't sign him, we now need to find TWO starting CBs because everyone else on our roster is a proven joke.

I know you aren't interested in Wallace or Bowe. You hate scoring. You think it's 1985. You think you will definitely find a stud in the 2nd round in a weak WR draft with Ireland doing the picking.

Take Eifert in the first round and get a proven WR commodity in free agency. The Dolphins need someone who can help Tannehill now. They need many new WRs. They should be signing a stud in free agency AND drafting a WR in the 2nd round. Attack the main problem from multiple avenues.

We had three WR tds in a whole season. Do any of you comprehend how unfathomably bad that is? That's the most depressing stat in the history of the dolphins franchise imo. They need to draft a WR, they need to sign a FA WR and they need new blood at TE too. They need to add three or four new offensive playmakers, not just take one guy in the 2nd round. They need to stop spending money and high picks on the stupid offensive line.

Insanity is repeating the past. Drafting offensive lineman high is our past. It's time for a new way. Our #1 need is a proven, deep threat WR. There are multiple ones of those available in free agency. We don't have to overthink it. We have a terrible terrible weapons problem.

Sign Wallace, draft Eifert, draft another WR in the 2nd or 3rd round, draft a RT, CB, and S with the other three high picks, go from there. Easy game.

78, how much does craig pay you to defend him? Is it in cash or does he have rug burn on his knees to show for it?

Between u & ireland his knees are probably raw.

Questions Answered:

Luck? Awesome as advertised
RGII? Spectacular

Kapernick? Stud
Andy Dalton? Getting better & playoff bound
Russell Wislon? Overachieving like crazy, gamer, playoff bound.

TannySmell? Fetid pile of poop in the front yard for all to see. Another failed acorn-experiment. NEXT!

Oh..............also too............Fire the Glorified Water Boy!!!

On The LB's!!

Cut Dansby! Keep Burnett! And Move Misi To DE!!

This Has To Be A Priority!! Just as Anemic as The WR's!!

What was The Difference! Between 28-0!! Fast, Young LB's!! With Fast Young TE's!!

Plain and Simple!!

The Pats D-Line As a Whole Is Not Better Than Ours!! Their Secondary! Is Not Better Than Ours!! We Are Missing our #2, #3! CB's And Still Held The Pats Wr! In Check!! Even Clemons Was OK!!

The Pats Have Good Young LB's!! Mayo is the 2nd Best LB in The NFL! Next To P.Willis! And B.Spikes and D.Hightower aren't Chumps!! Plus They Are All Under 25!!

The Fins Will Have Cap Space!! And Dashi Bets You Can Find 2 Pending FA LB's!! That Are Better Than Dansby!! And Can Be Signed For Less!!

Vilma would probably be a FA! And You Can Sign Him For A lot Less! And Vilma is a Real 4-3 MLB!!

Or

Draft Ogletree or Misi!! Whoever Is There when We Pick!!

At Least We Got Better Draft Position!! What is our Draft Slot?

PHINS 88.

THE FACT I AM RESPONDING TO YOU AND ALL YOUR LOVE BOYS PROVES ,THAT ARMANDO IS IGNORING ALL OF YOUR LIES ABOUT ME AND ANOTHER PROVE ,YOU HAVE NO THING ELSE BESIDE TRYING TO SHUT ANY VOICE DOESN'T AGREE WITH YOUR LOVELY CRAP ....

#1 Dolphin Fan in Montreal,

And now that the Colts have those weapons to help out Luck,they're set for afew years and now can concentrate on that oline in the offseason and become better.

We need the same approach

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