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Dolphins beat Jaguars, 27-3

JACKSONVILLE -- Congratulations to Joe Philbin on the first preseason win of his career. Yes, this 27-3 victory was only preseason, but it beats the alternative, no?

This was a solid performance for the most part.

The starting defense played three series and yielded only 14 yards. Cameron Wake looks ready for the season. Dannell Ellerbe was active with three tackles.

The Dolphins, stressing turnover margin this training camp, won that battle with a plus-3 for the evening. They had one turnover and plucked four, including interceptions for Nolan Carroll and Will Davis.

Matt Moore threw an interception and that was Miami's only turnover, although Chad Bumphis was sketchy as a punt returner, muffing a punt but not losing it. Moore was 5 of 9 for 58 yards but that interception he threw was a poor decision. His passer rating on the night was 35.6.

The Dolphins punt team has things to clean up. It gave up two punt returns of 22 yards. Not good.

Some quickie impressions:

Dallas Thomas played much better at RT this week and then played at LT last week. He hasn't necessarily found a home but the kid is much better off on the right side. (Personally, I think he should be a guard).

Mike Wallace played but didn't have a catch. Indeed, he didn't even have a target. Truth is quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn't really look at him downfield. It's tough, I'm sure, to look for the deep threat when you're scrambling trying to not get sacked, but even when Tannehill had time he didn't look for Wallace.

Tannehill and Dustin Keller are in synch. That's a done thing. They combined for two completions and 46 yards. Tannehill struggled early but recovered nicely. He finished 5 of 9 for 75 yards with a touchdown. His passer rating was 120.1. He did throw a couple of passes that more accomplished corners might have intercepted but the bottom line is those balls fell to the ground and his 22-yard pass to Dustin Keller in the end zone didn't.

Josh Samuda didn't look good. He struggled. Sen'Derrick Marks beat him to the QB.

Ryan Tannehill apparently didn't notice because after the game he said the starting OL "did a good job."

Rookie cornerback Will Davis continues to impress me. He's always around the ball. He batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage on a corner blitz and had an interception.

That 58-yard field goal by rookie Caleb Sturgis and his repeated ability to kick the ball in the end zone (6 for 6) and get touchbacks (4) seems to give him an edge currently in the kicking competition. Good night for him. Tough night for Dan Carpenter, who didn't kick at all.

The battle for the third RB job has been joined. Mike Gillislee is the favorite but Jonas Gray is making him quite valuable as a short-yardage and goal line producer. Gray scored two touchdowns from 1 yard out tonight. He ran hard.

For the night, Gray gained 32 yards on 14 carries. Gillislee gained 37 yards on 12 carries. Tough competiton.

Chris Clemons, who left the game in the first quarter and went to the locker room, said after the game he is fine.

By the way, the Jaguars are a mess. They had an issue on the sideline with players arguing. One of the guys arguing was wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who wasn't even playing and is suspended for four games. Are you kidding me?

 

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Truth,

How the fukk can you day that based on last night? 8-11 is inaccurate? What world are you living in?

I didn't say anything about Chad Henne the QB...I said 'based on what I saw last night'.

Some of you guys live in a different world. He looked quicker, leaner and more decisive than his time here in Miami. Nowhere in that sentence did I say 'Pro Bowl QB'. He has NO supporting cast last night and yet he looked a lot sharper than he did for most of his time here in Miami. If you guys can't see that then you're watching a different game than me.

Posted by: Truth | August 10, 2013 at 01:38 PM


Absolutely! I've been saying this for years. Plays down to the competition level, then even when he leads his team back, he immediately fades and his team loses.

He's only a real NFL starting qb when your starter is as crappy as Gabbert. Hell, Im not even sure Gabbert's a 3RD STRING nfl backup qb.......

Breaking News Flash

Manning and Brady make bad throws to.

Brady lost another ring by throwing too far behind a wide open Welker.

Manning lost a SB by throwing a pick six just five yards from the goal line.


Manning and Brady make bad throws to.

Brady lost another ring by throwing too far behind a wide open Welker.

Manning lost a SB by throwing a pick six just five yards from the goal line.

Posted by: Bodine | August 10, 2013 at 01:44 PM


Terrible comparison. Tannehill is dogged by the "inaccurate" stigma right now. Those qb's we'rent.

Im not trying to beat up on Tannehill. Just want o see him hurry and clean up his accuracy dogma so we no longer "expect him to be inaccurate". This is now causing me to cringe a little every time he throws the ball.

Almost expecting an inaccurate pass is coming.

Craig M.

Calm down dude, 8 for 11 is good but lets not forget he played against the Jags, probably one of the worse teams in the league. Regardless Tannehill accuracy is still suspects, I dont understand when someone post objectiveley about the team why you get so pissed and throw tantrums like a 5 year old boy.

BTW Henne sucks dude, get over it he's a 2nd string backup period, he can have Jerry Rice and Randy Moss in there prime and hed still overthow and underthorw them. GET OVER IT!

Why some of you feel the need to finalize judgement on Tannehill this early in his career is beyond me. Let the kid play. Let it all play out.

The oline will be more together by game one and it will be the starters the whole way. If he has as much upside as many believe he does, including me, we will be seeing it soon enough.

He played against the Jags? HUH??

You do know he plays FOR the Jags, right? He was playing against OUR defence and last time I checked it's a pretty good defence. Check your facts pal.

I said NOTHING about Henne being a good QB. Just commented on the differences I saw in him last night. Doesn't mean anything going forward, just saying he looked good last night. If you can't see that, then you're just a bitter dude from his time here.

Truth,

No fukking clue what you're talking about. I'm talking about Henne and your talking about Tannehill

I throw a temper tantrum 'like a 5 year old' because of idiots like you who don't read what's being said.

Craig Maggot, go have a ciggertte to calm your nerves, or go get f u c k e d. Either way stop responding to what I write buddy

Craig M for MORON!

Bodine is right...


An NFL Quarterback needs about three years worth of Starts
before an accurate evaluation can be made whether he's decent.

Tannehill is in Year Two.
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.
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Based on the monumental importance of preseason games I have concluded that the Packers will not score any points this year and the Cardinals are destined to win the Super Bowl.

Those Jacksonville helmets are the worst idea since the Sex Pistols "reunion" tour.

An NFL Quarterback needs about three years worth of Starts
before an accurate evaluation can be made whether he's decent.
Tannehill is in Year Two.
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Posted by: Cooz | August 10, 2013 at 02:03 PM

Sharp football people can make accurate evaluations after a couple games. The not so sharp could require much longer.

02:02 PM LOL

Those same sharp people thought Leaf and Jamarcus were top tier picks.

So much for smart football people.

Shula 73 that would mean almost the entire NFL can't make that assessment because anyone who saw Drew Brees in SD should have predicted his stature in NO based on your logic. And clearly that wasn't the case.

Everybody knows that accuracy in a QB depends mostly in the setting up of their feet before the throw. Not everybody has ballet dancer's feet like Dan Marino had. Marino used to throw with unreal accuracy with people hanging unto him because his feet had already been set up for that particular throw. I don't think Tannehill has those kind of feet therefore he must be protected well.

Shula 73 that would mean almost the entire NFL can't make that assessment because anyone who saw Drew Brees in SD should have predicted his stature in NO based on your logic. And clearly that wasn't the case.
Posted by: Darkoak | August 10, 2013 at 02:24 PM

Bad example for me. I saw Brees w/Purdue and knew he'd be a great pro.

Is that the Truth, Truth?

You fools still can't see, after all this time that shula, nat moore, jack sparrow and a handful of others here could care less what they are saying and only making posts to get you fools to respond

How freaking stupid can you guys be after all this time? Is it not TOTALLY obvious to you?


They will never go away as long as you continue to make jackasses out of yourseves.

It's true.....

Politicians love people like you.

Bodine you and I hit on the same point. The thing is some players can suddenly change from a player with potential to a real player with the right coaching, right people around them, and a commitment to their profession. It's not always obvious how that's going to pan out. Throw in a little adversity and that can break a few obviously talented men's ability to stick in the NFL.

Craig M, Darkoak and a whole bunch of you must be SERIOUSLY brain dead if you can't recognize the childish game those trolls are playing. Yet you take the bait time and again, and by doing so litter the blog with only more nonsense.

I mean, anybody can see that Gillislee is much better of a RB right now than Jonas Grey is.(you need Ability in the analyzing of Football to know that).

No burla intended. You must observe Football and not only watch it in order to learn something about It.

Craig M, Darkoak and a whole bunch of you must be SERIOUSLY brain dead if you can't recognize the childish game those trolls are playing. Yet you take the bait time and again, and by doing so litter the blog with only more nonsense.
Posted by: Flecha | August 10, 2013 at 02:32 PM

Well, the homers acknowledge that Craig M is brain dead. LOL

What about BEHOLDING football, Oscar? I can only "observe" it for so long. For true awareness with the Spirit of the Game one must BEHOLD it.

You must observe Football and not only watch it in order to learn something about It.
Posted by: oscar canosa | August 10, 2013 at 02:40 PM

Dunno. It didnt work for you.

So just so that I'm clear where we all stand:
2009: Henne stats 13 games for us and wins 7 but he should have won the SB because we were so talented, he was the one holding back the team.

2010: Henne starts 13 games and wins 7 but he should have won the super bowl because we were so talented, he was the one holding us back.

2011: Henne out for season after 3rd game. Moore starts 13 games and wins 6 but he is much better than Henne because Henne had a great supporting cast and Moore plays with a bunch of scrubs.

2012: Tanne starts 16 games and wins 7 but clearly he is better than Henne in every category he just doesn't have the quality of players that Henne had.

2013: Of the 90 players on the Jags roster the only one that looks like an NFL player is Henne but he is once again holding back his team.

These are the stars that Henne was supposed to win the SB with: Ted Ginn, Greg Camarillo, Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams and Tony Soprano.

Truth,

Right on bud....don't take ownership that you fukked up and can't even read the words that are on the page, without getting it all screwed up. Of course you have to come back with name calling and whatever other crap you're pulling.

I wouldn't expect anything different from you bud. I'll let others form their own opinions about what happened.

Everybody knows that accuracy in a QB depends mostly in the setting up of their feet before the throw. Not everybody has ballet dancer's feet like Dan Marino had. Marino used to throw with unreal accuracy with people hanging unto him because his feet had already been set up for that particular throw. I don't think Tannehill has those kind of feet therefore he must be protected well.

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 10, 2013 at 02:25 PM

A pretty good assessment Oscar. Tanny doesn't have those type of feet yet and he probably won't ever develop it. That said, his protection last night was subpar and he still manged to play well. Most importantly, he didn't make mistakes. If he continues to make smart decisions, our defense will get us some wins this year.

When Tanne loses it is the fault of the OL, WR, RB, CB.

When Moore loses it is the fault of the OL, WR, RB, DB

When Henne loses it is all Henne's fault even though he is playing with the same shhtty players.

Craig M,

Cant you find a canadien blog?

I have come to understand that everybody except me feels that way about Henne, what I don't understand is why.

-He was the starter for 3 years in the NFL and never even made $1mil/season here.
-He never held out
-He never complained
-He never got arrested
-What did Chad Henne do to anybody?

Truth,

You're SO funny....you've gotmy sides splitting. Your next original thought will be your first. Tell again how when I said 'Henne looked good last night' your comeback was all about Tannehill.....LMFAO.

Try Rosetta Stone or Some English as a Second Language courses. It might help you when it comes to trying to talk to people semi-intelligently on here.

The Jags gave him a 2yr $9mil contract and he earned it and he's an UFA after this season.

BACK TO THE DOLPHINS

Tanne looked good once he got going.
Keller looked good.
The defense looks good.
I don't recall hearing Clay's name for the 2nd game in a row.

Henne's next team will be in the Arena league.

#49,
Don't worry.
Whatever team Henne plays for I will keep us all up to date on his production.

Anybody who is on this blog will be updated daily on Chad Henne AND Pat White.

While Tanne and the Phins are busy romping on the top teams in the league like Bal, NO, Atl, Cincy it will be easy for us to forget about Henne & White.

That is why I am here to constantly remind us.

Why after telling Craig dont respond to me, I come back to the blog 1hr and half later he's still somehow talking to me?

I see a couple (Oscar was one) commenting about Tannehill's footwork. I asked 2 blogs ago if anyone still had HOF game recorded (I deleted mine). I asked if anyone had noticed Tannehill's footwork because this was one of the 'cons' pre-draft.
Last nights game was not televised in my area so, I'm still curious. Anyone?

Wallace wasn't even targeted last night, did he play?

Wallace wasn't even targeted last night, did he play?
Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | August 10, 2013 at 03:34 PM

You didnt watch the game? WTF are you talking about when you didnt even watch the game? WTF?

Tell me again how's Henne wasn't accurate last night, Truth, when he went 8-11.

Math as a second language....lol

Craig please spare me of your man crush on Henne. 8 for 11 for 97 yards and your vouching for that? Pathetic..

Right you are Truth....I said he looked quicker and more decisive and that means I have a 'man crush'.

You're a hard guy to talk to fella....

#49,
Game not on in my market, all I had to follow along was Gamecast.

Evidently last night:
Jake Long played well for StL
Smith & Fasano played well for KC
Henne played well for Jax
Bush played well for Det
White played well for Wash

It sure was nice of Jeff Ireland to donate those starters to other NFL teams and get nothing in return. Andy Reid, Jeff Fisher, Bill Belichick and both of the Harbaughs should be taking economics lessons from Jeff Ireland.

#49,
Game not on in my market, all I had to follow along was Gamecast.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | August 10, 2013 at 04:03 PM

Game is being replayed on NFL network tomorrow morning at 7am

Flecha you do realize by coming on here and calling us all fools you are in fact being the definition of a troll? Or maybe you don't realize that?

I just pointed out what a outlandish statement Shula 73 made by refuting his point in a straight forward manner. Secondly I did it without calling him a fool, moron, or any other childish namecallers staples. Thirdly I do know he's trolling the negativity, but instead of being a know it all insulting prick, I choose to just debate the football comment and treat said troll with a modicum of respect. Much like most mature people try to do to others on a daily basis.

Good day to you.

Yeah, where was Clay last night? I believe he had at a couple of lead blocks in the HOF Game but wasn't targeted for pass. I believe they are de-emphasizing the role of a traditional FB in this O scheme.

go finssssssssssssss thill was solid. only weakness and its a big one is the oline

I was very impressed by the play of Ellerbe in his brief appearance yesterday. If he continues that way, forget it, this D will be top 3.

go finssssssssssssss thill was solid. only weakness and its a big one is the oline

Posted by: dusty bottoms | August 10, 2013 at 04:48 PM

Agreed. His accuracy will improve once he starts to feel comfortable in the pocket. That won't happen until this Oline cleans up its act.

In the offseason mando told us that Kim Bokampr said Egnew would never make it in the NFL because of his hips, Mando took Kim Bokamper to be the final word.

According to Mando Charles Clay was the future.

Now Egnew is starting, Clay is about to be released, Bokamper is off on vacation and Mando has nothing to say about it.

hoho

top 3 asking a little to much with a bad secondary but should be stout

Darkoak

Don't you see that by responding on any level only keeps them coming back. Is that what you want?

You have the intellect of a pubic hair.

Tannehill's footwork is fine. If you do not believe me ask Philbin.

Accuracy, footwork, playcalling, etc. is all made much better with a little success and confidence. That catch by Keller is going to give Tannehill a boost of confidence going forward. Playing against our D-line and Grimes is disappointing.

By the way, anyone see anything wrong with that first pass that dropped perfectly into Keller's hands, in stride??? Didn't think so.

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