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What must happen for the Dolphins to be Super Bowl good?

The NFL season ends today with the crowning of the Super Bowl 47 champion.

Tomorrow we begin a new season. As I write here many fans and even some teams will study the Ravens and 49ers to see if they can find clues or reasons both those teams are Super and everyone else, well, isn't.

So I gave you my opinion. What's your's?

What must happen for the Dolphins to become a Super Bowl team? No, I don't believe the distance between them and the playoffs is that great. Three or four more wins and the Dolphins are a playoff team. But a Super Bowl team?

That gulf is wide, in my opinion.

Still, can the Dolphins bridge that gap in a couple of years, as the 49ers went from 6-10 in 2010 to the NFC championship game in 2011 and the Super Bowl today?

What must happen for that to happen?

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dd.......
MY EYES ARE HRUTING FROM READING YOUR LONGGGGGGGGGGGG POSTS......


PLEASE ,THINK OF US ,WHO NOT LIKE TO READ ALL THAT ...JUST WRITE THE BOTTOM LINE,.......

JS IN LA;;;;;;;;;;


DID YOU FIND A NEW JOB YET ,SINCE YOU LOST YOUR OLD ONE ??????

..Aloco..Lol..That is why I break them up into paragraphs. Think of them as a bunch of smaller posts bunched onto 1 page...

DD,
I'm a draft obssessive nut, so heck yeah i like the "..build through the draft, get everyone young and create your own studs" ..movement, and normally that would give me great pleasure. But picks are only useful if you have someone who knows what to do with them.
Again, I'm hopeful, but unexpectant.
When you watch other teams get it right, and their rooks and 2nd/3rd yrs are tearing it up, and ours are ...not, then well, you lose a bit of faith.
And I don't expect to get every pick right. Hell, J.Johnson was notorious for picking god-awful guys that were massive failures, but he nailed at least two, and those guys were stars in the league for years. I'll settle for some god-awful failures if he can manage some occasional studs.
But right now he has had the failures, and a few starters.
Step-up needed.

For all those complaining about Ireland...including myself, we need to think about some of our past GMs.

We comlain about our past coaches but are letting the GMs off the hook. Rick Mueller comes to mind.

Also replacing the GM isn't an easy thing either. Good ones aren't just sitting around waiting for a phone call. Chicago just fired their's last year and the Jets this year.

We all need to hope Ireland hits a homerun this offseason.

JS-IN LA..........

PLEASE MAKE IT SHORT .............


HOW ARE YOU ?

DD.............LIFE IS SHORT ,,,,,,,BUIT I LOVE READING YOUR POSTS........


I NEVER SEEN FILTHY WORD COMING FROM YOU,EVER ...I THINK YOU THE ONLY ONE ,WHO I CAN SAY THAT ABOUT HIM ......

"For all those complaining about Ireland...including myself, we need to think about some of our past GMs.

We comlain about our past coaches but are letting the GMs off the hook. Rick Mueller comes to mind.

Also replacing the GM isn't an easy thing either. Good ones aren't just sitting around waiting for a phone call. Chicago just fired their's last year and the Jets this year.

We all need to hope Ireland hits a homerun this offseason."

Rick,

Mueller had one draft & I'm glad that's all he had.

As for Ireland--if Long leaves--the money is there to re-sign Hartline, go after Wallace or Jennnigs, & then sign a CB like Cary Williams.

BTW--Just read comments from Ireland touting Miller & Matthews. I think both players can be good but their body of work is just too small at this point.

I REALLY want to believe Ireland BUT he said the same thing about Gates & Thomas last year & he just came out a few days talking highly of Egnew & Jerry...Come on!!!

BOYCOTT THE FINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE'RE TIRED OF THE LOSING! WE'RE TIRED OF THE INCOMPETENT CLASSLESS GM! HELP RESTORE OUR TEAM TO ITS FORMER GLORY! HELP MAKE THE CHANGE!

A Boycott is the only weapon these fools will honor & respect.

Let the empty seats bake in the sun while Ross & Jeffy keep telling each other sweet little lies.

ROSS IS FEELING THE PINCH OF THE EMPTY STADIUM!!

Discuss:

Even knowing what he now knows, would Ireland have drafted Marino?

Only upside to praising anything Ireland's done well is drafting of the 2012 class. Easily his best work ever. We can only hope he stays on a the "hotstreak" for 2013.

From the 2011 class, Pouncey's the only draft choice worthy of even to mention. But, many of the 2013 class, show potential to do quite well. Guys like:

Martin
Tannehill
Miller
Vernon
Matthews

All of these 5 players show very good promise moving forward. To hit on 5 draft picks in a single draft is a remarkable thing. 2012's easily been the best of all. That's why I say that Ireland may have began a "hotstreak" in 2012, and I hope it rolls over to the offseason of 2013.

JPAO, that was a great article by Hyde at the SS. Especially since it pretty much highlights everything I've been saying here last few YEARS!

Only a moron trades BACK out of the Top 15 in the first round. I don't care WHO'S on the board, I don't care HOW MANY picks you get. It's pure and utter stupidity. People are trying to trade INTO those picks, and the picks you eventually get have a better chance of not living up to the playmaker you COULD'VE gotten. Odrick/Misi picks do NOT equal one Earl Thomas, or one Jason Pierre-Paul. I said it in 2010, and every day since.

Bone up on your offense. Today's NFL is all about POINTS, you MUST have the ability to score 20+ every game or else you can't compete. And on defense, you can't get by with a great front 7 anymore. You need playmakers in the DB positions.

So, we'll see what Ireland's learned. Do we get a big TE that can be our redzone option? Do we get a FA WR so that we don't need to wait a few years (like Crabtree) before our drafted kid learns how to play the position? Do we get a CB who can actually, I don't know, attack the ball in the air? Do we bring the combination of speed and FOOTBALL PROWESS to the team (not one or the other like a Ted Ginn or Clyde Gates)?

Inquiring minds wanna know.

If Ireland could only "duplicate 2012" in this year's 2013 draft, thats 5 more very solid to very good players. Whih I believe is good enough to catapult us into being a "very solid" playoff team.

Then 2014 would only be about adding the final pieces that make us a legit Super Bowl contender. Im just laying down the scenario, not forecasting what will actually happen.

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COMEDY CENTRAL .....

THOMAS ,ANY ONE ?

AGENW ,ANY TWO ?

YG.......

YOUR POST @ 4;16 PM IS SAYING WHAT YOUR HEART WISHES ,BUT YOUR BRAIN DOESN'T AGREE WITH YOUR HEART ............

Bone up on your offense. Today's NFL is all about POINTS, you MUST have the ability to score 20+ every game or else you can't compete. And on defense, you can't get by with a great front 7 anymore. You need playmakers in the DB positions.

Posted by: DC Dolfan | February 05, 2013 at 04:13 PM

As for your offensive statement, "BULLSEYE"!

Defensively, I believe we have that sort of thing thats hard to describe. In 2012, as much as we were on the field defensively, we still finished 5TH BEST in points allowed.

Hell, we could have finished maybe 1 or 2 slots better had we did a better job getting and forcing turnovers. Too many dropped picks, too many not recovering forced fumbles, and not forcing quite enough of each.

Still my greatest and most impressive defensive stat is "POINTS ALLOWED". This indicates to me that we're not as far away on the defensive side of the ball as many here think.

LAST NIGHT TALK BETWEEN SONNY AND OSCAR AND YG WAS VERY NICE TO READ AND LEARN A FEW THINGS ABOUT MIAMI .

That's why we MUST get a vet WR in FA YG. Look at Crabtree. Turning into a heckuva player. But took him a few years to get here. And he was a great college player. Just how it goes (generally) with this position. And Tannehill needs help in 2013. Not 2014, 2015. Yes, draft a guy to develop, and continue to develop those your keeping on the team (Hartline, Matthews, Bess, whomever), but we need one of those vet guys that can make plays. At this point I don't care who it is. Heck, even if it's not the 3 also talked about (Jennings, Wallace, Bowe). Even if it's a 2nd tier guy (like Jacoby Jones was) who can turn into a threat. But we need one of those.

DC,

Also, my magic number for being able to consistently win in today's nfl is an offense needs to average 25 ppg or more. If you cant do this, you can nearly forget about beating any of the at least top 7 nfl offensive teams.

No great defense can consistently stop any great offense from scoring 25 or more points. With the emphasis on "CONSISTENTLY". No matter how great that defense is.

Nfl rule changes have been tilted too heavily towards scoring points. Especially when offenses are loaded with talent.

DC,

As long as we add 2 new wr's I'll feel comfortable. It can be 1 in fa and 1 in the draft. I really dont care.

I would just hate to see 2013's wr corps featuring only 1 new wr plus Hartline and Bess. We just dont need 2 wr's(Bess/Hartline) who both struggle to score tds.

If this happens, I can see dc's game planning the new wr away and forcing Bess/Hartline to beat them, in which 4 seasons have said they cant. They dnt score tds.

IMO, Hartline is the kind of wr thats a luxury for a team that already has a great wr corps to have. Maybe in the slot, maybe as the 4th wr in a 4 wide set. But you cant have a primary wr that struggles to get into the endzone.

Just doesnt make sense when youre already a team struggling to score.

Hartline's a "move the chains luxury" for an offense that doesnt struggle to score. Thats the kind of team he would probably fit best.


JS IN LA;;;;;;;;;;


DID YOU FIND A NEW JOB YET ,SINCE YOU LOST YOUR OLD ONE ??????

Posted by: ALoco | February 05, 2013 at 03:35 PM

Thanks for the concern ALoco. yes, I'm currently working. one of the reasons I'm hanging around here, waiting for stuff to load or finish compiling. Something to do.

U doing OK?

seems least 10 teams want hartline, many consider him best wr on market. he is long gone from miami. another step backwards

P.S.

We also need to finally get a real damn tightend! Its now or never Jeff, dammit!


Posted by: dusty bottoms | February 05, 2013 at 04:45 PM

Dustybottoms,

How many recieving tds did you score last season? Dont worry, Hartline's only got you by 1. LOL...

JS IN La.......

wish you ALL GOOD THINGS.MAKE SURE YOU WORK VERY HARD,SO THEY DON'T HAVE A REASON TO LAY YOU OFF ...........

Just by his Welker trade I hate Rick Spielmen the worst.

Who cares what Irescum says?

YG.........


OUR GARAGE MANAGER ,I THINK HE GETS PAID ABOUT 40,000 DOLLARS A WEEK ...

NOW HE'S SITTING IN HIS OFFICE EATING ,DRINKING AND PRETENDING HE'S WORKING .....

LIFE
IS
SHORT........

The #1 offseason priority is getting an elite QB.

yeah great comparison yesterday wake up bro. not the wr but the qb and team surrounding him. guess when moss went from 3 tds with oakland to 23 the next season with pats u were shocked. or marshall scoring 2 more tds last season than he did the entire time he was a fin

even welker went from catching one with us to 8 the next season with pats

Ireland hasn't done bad, or good. He just hasn't hit on a Homerun threat except maybe for Bush. GoooJeff!

YG.......

DUSTY'S LAST 2 POSTS @ 4;51 AND 4;52 PM TAUGHT ME A LOT ,JUST BY GIVING NUMBERS AND NOT WRITING LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG POST ......


DUSTY, I SALUTE YOU.

You can see it right there, dusty, it's not the GM, QB or Coach, it's the Organization.jeje

OSCAR,
IS IT TRUE MIAMI BECAME MORE DIRTY SINCE YOU MOVED IN ?

OSCAR IS A MUTT

I couldn't tell, ALoco. Based on what I wrote last night, what do you think?

yup oscar, tell that to yesterday,lol

OSCAR,

I THINK YOU KIND OF AGREED WITH SONNY,WHO PROVIDED A LOT OF REASONS FOR ME TO BELIEVE HIM.I THINK HE WAS HONOST ON HIS WRITING ...


IT'S THE SIGN OF TIMES,MIAMI ,CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORST PLACE FOR A FAMILY TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY .

MIAMI IS JUST GOOD FOR THE UNEMPLOYED AND THE RUNWAY FROM HOME AND JUSTICE ...

HONEST

I see all the important posters are here now.(they must want something)(like I think whenever a family member visits me).

ALoco, if you like golf, tennis, fishing, boating, swimming,great weather,nightlife and sports.....Miami is THE PLACE for you!

I try to never generalize, ALoco. I just said Miami is bad or good depending on who you are and where you live, like every place else. Also, for your Health, let some of last night's conversation rest.

dustybottom,

Even Moss admitted he wasnt giving effort in Oakland.

Welker? Seriously, you use him to compare to Hartline?

When Welker was here he wasnt veiwed as a primary target. Plus, Welker was used as a sot wr here, Hartline has been the #2 and #1 wr here.

Welker was an afterthought as a reciever here. With all of the weapons in the Pats offense he became a primary target. Comparing Hartline with Welker aint even close in circumstance.

What else you got? LOL...

If you like shoveling snow.....dont move to Miami.

lol welker is still a slot wr, whats ur pt.

My friend Julio used to call Welker "el blanquito". Mira a el blanquito ese como corre! He was our only difference maker at the time. Hmm...

ALoco,

Miami isnt a terrible place to live. Just like most big cities, it all depends on where in Miami can you afford to live.

All the way up to Palm Beach is still considered the "Greater Miami Area". Palm Beach is only a 30-45 minute drive. You can even catch the Tri-Rail in Miami to Palm Beach. Its all interconnected.

YG...

TO BE HONEST,DUSTY HAS A GREAT POINTS.YOU BETTER ADMIT,HE GOT IT RIGHT ABOUT THE QB AND THE TEAM..

that was to easy oscar, yesterday took awhile and came back with more garbage. next. being serious again, we def need to resign hartline. let smith,long go. starks,bush back at right price

lol welker is still a slot wr, whats ur pt.

Posted by: dusty bottoms | February 05, 2013 at 05:15 PM

Last I checked Hartline wasnt. So whats your point in comparing Hartline's situation in Miami to Welker's?

Next question sir? LOL....

I wonder in what part of his city, YG lives, dusty. I'm sure he's used to it.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS IN FL FEW YEARS AGO DUE TO MY WORK ,EVERY TIME I CROSSED THE BRIDGE TO PALM BEACH AND SAW ALL THESE CAMERS AT ALMOST EVERY HOUSE ON THE ISLAND,THEN WHEN I DROVE THROUGH WEST PALM AND SEEING ALL THESE IRON BARS ON THE HOME WINDOS ,I WAS SO HAPPY TO GET OUT AFTER 8 MONTHS AFTER SUFFERING ALL THAT HEAT .........

GOLF,MY FOOT,,,,,

FISHING,MY AZZZZZZZZZZZZ

ALoco,

So what youre saying is that now we're going to compare the rookie Tannehill to Brady in his 7th-8th season? Thats about where Brady was in his career when Welker got there.

I guess this means we need to keep Hartline around until Tannehill reaches his 7th 8th season. But I warn you, we may have to call Hartline out of retirement because it would be Hartline's 11th-12th season.

Anything else you would like to agree with dustybottoms on? LOL..

oscar and dusty, same person?

ALoco,

Miamians feel unsafe when they leave the Miami area and dont see bars. Even the crooks, they think its a setup when they dont see bars. LOL...

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