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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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disagree gil, i think lt will become a huge problem

This blog will never improve until the regular bloggers stop being clueless idiots by repeatedly responding to and feeding the so terribly obvious trolls.

I don't hold out much hope really.

Blow Me

agree gil,m pats still loaded

Gil buried YG whiner.

Flecha you can't stop commenting on what I say. Think damn it, think, you are displaying hypocrisy.

Darkoak, it is simple. The obvious trolls need feedback, encouragement, to continue. You feed them. Just as a few other total idiot regular bloggers do. So they keep coming back, and you keep complaining about them.

They can make 101 posts about nonsense, and 1 post about footblal, and stupid idiots like you respond to them.

You will never get it. Fine.

Just remember you have no right to complain about them. Idiots like you are just as much a part of the problem.

I just don't know how you all got to be so freaking stupid.

This blog will never improve until someone realizes that his calling people clueless idiots is the problem with the blog.

Look at dusty. Regular blogger here for years. How could he not possibly know who FraudFk is?


It is mind boggling how unbelievably clueless most of you are.

It is scary.

China will take over this country of idiots sooner than you think.

So I see Vonta Leach signed with the Ravens thanks to cheapskate Ross.

Darkoak, the problem is bloggers like you that eagerly feed trolls and then turn around and wonder why the blog is a mess. You contribute to it.

Simply put, some of you are so utterly bored in life and so desparate for football chat that you will engage any moronic sleez bag available.

The blog evolves in harmony with its bloggers. Morons.

Except me of course.

Dude you're just frustrated because last season in Game 10 Henne came off the bench in Houston and put up 4 TDs and 365 yds.
And I remember it. And I'll be reminding all of us every day this week and next.

If you will notice, the receivers are running into coverage. They are supposed to break off their routes and pull up, not try to run through people. Tannehill cannot throw through people.

Remember, most throws are made before the receiver makes his last cut.

that ball to keller was on the money. if you think the TD pass was thrown behind keller you have no idea what you are watching. stop commenting if you have no idea what you are talking about.

Flecha no one cares what you think. Sorry to break it to you bud.

Wow........................................

How incredibly dense some of you are. For the millionth time its not about the td. Its about a developing pattern of throwing behind his receivers during these first two preseason games.

That's what I would like to see Tannehill clean up before the regular season. Don't you?

Geez.......... I could hit the some of you over the head with a sledge hammer and I'll bet none of would even flinch...

Im a fin fan too. Im as happy as you we won the game.

However, if you're developing bad habits while winning, wont be long before you're losing again.

Plus, it isn't unusual to beat bad teams while developing bad habits in doing so. Still, its nearly guaranteed you wont be very many good teams with the same kind of the play.

Good teams capitalize on the slightest mistakes. Bad teams are just slight.

17 psychoDude,

I notice you don't comment on Tanne's BEAUTIFUL pass in the seam hitting Keller in stride. Not a word. He made some right on target passes to Sims and Gibson. Not a word from you. He throws a pass behind his target in the endzone, and even though it his caught for a touchdown, you are on an endless hissy fit about it.

Let's remember most of his receivers are brand new. To harp on a pass that wasn't perfect is a bit disingenuous if you are not going to site his fine passes as well.


You are not objective. You are only looking to complain. It don't wash clean bro.

Posted by: Gil | August 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

All the top QB's have made bad throws, that doesn't mean they are no longer great.


Yet some want to site a bad throw and harp on it like its the end of the world, Tannehill will never throw a good pass again.


Ridiculous. Some of you are clutching at disaster. Maybe that is what you want.

Posted by: Read this | August 11, 2013 at 12:43 AM


Idiot,

I could care less if Tannehill throws an 80yd bomb during the season, its all for naught if he comes back the next possession and throws a pic 6 because it was behind the receiver. That can nullify any td.

Btw, dumbass, Tannehill is a 8th overall pick. He's supposed to be able to throw a pass like that. Are you just as excited when driving and discovering your car brakes work?

They are supposed to work jackass.......

You act like no other top tier qb ever makes a bad throw.

Grow up dude.

Misery may love complany, but Life just ain't that miserable for most of us.


Posted by: Read this | August 11, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Coming to this blog in spite of mental derelicts like you should be all the proof you need I bleed aqua and orange and sh-t fish.

If not, I'm damn fool for ever being here....

Jake Locker was selected 8th overall too. Sanchez 5th. You want to tell me you'd prefer them?


You are just looking for a reason to be down. Sad. Go kill yourself and you will be happy.

Dumbass,

Top tier qb usually don't develop a pattern of throwing the same type of bad pass over and over....

Im out. I see that this troll is far worse than retard. I apologize to mentally challenge every where.

There ain't no pattern bro. You don't comment on the great throw to Keller in the seam do you? You just want to highlight the negative to highlight your miserable life.

Sorry.

Brady and Manning make bad throws too, to cost them both SB rings.


You can't take your own personal frustrations out on Tannehill.

Just hope this idiot wasn't class valedictorian......

Oh boy.........................

You are dead wrong.

Simple as that.

Tannehill finished with a QB rating of 120.

Hate to break it to you but that is excellent and better than what most QB's with SB rings have done this off season.


You sir, are a confirmed LOSER.

I'd like to invite you to my toilet before my next flush.

Here we have some negative loser complaining about a td pass. Go figure.

A qb rating of 120 and this guy is crying the sky is falling.

Got it. Go kick a poodle if it will help you.

This guys name alone says all we need to know.

Sick society.

He is quiet, Good. Let him take his foolish game down the pike or up the hole.

Right now Tannehill has a 93.1 QB rating for the preseason. If he can sustain that he would be a top 10 QB last year. That's not bad for not playing with a settled line and new WRs

Dashi Matt Moore is a much better QB then Hennehill could ever hope to be, stick to your lamb kabobs and leave football to real men,even Mondo said Hennehill threw 3 or 4 balls more acomplished db would of picked off , they had to bring Moore back in last weeks game to make score respectable because Hennehill in the season opener at Hall of Fame game no less fumbled the damn ball on the very first play, and last nights TD was more Keller making great catch then that idiot pass into the dirt, oh and announcers said Moore wasn t responsible for int receiver ran wrong route, with any luck before season starts Hennehill gets knocked out for season , then we`ll make the play offs

Matt Moore through an amateur stupid pick. He threw a pick in each game.

Moore is a back up. 3 HC's have said so.

One HC could be wrong. Two maybe. Three? No way.

Matt Moore is a back up, at best.

3 NFL HC's have said so. No blogger knows better.

See, I told you. Look how great DeAndre Hopkins is looking and now we have to face him next Saturday also. I guess Ireland didn't have space to fit him in there.

So while in game the logo looks even worse. At many angles it looks like the dolphin is facing str8t up and the tail looks like the water line. Terrible logo but better than the Jags they looked like 11 balding men!!

Dave Hyde

9:43 a.m. EDT, August 10, 2013
Q: What was Ryan Tannehill looking at (Friday night against Jacksonville)? He didn’t even try to throw to Mike Wallace – Gordon P., Miramar

A; Here’s what he wasn’t looking at: Mike Wallace. We can throw up all the qualifiers – preseason game, line problems, etc … - but this is a head-scratcher. The preseason, their first time together, line problems - those can be reasons to throw to Wallace, too. Plus, a rookie cornerback was on him and a single safety was back. And Tannehill didn’t even look at Wallace much of the night. Wallace lined up on the right. Tannehill looked left most every play. It wasn't just Wallace. Once, when running back Lamar Miller went wide, a linebacker went with him, one-on-one, on an island, and Tannehill didn't look. Again, preseason game. I get it. But, again, this could’ve been a great night for Tannehill and Wallace to start a football relationship. Tannehill led a nice touchdown drive on his final possession. That was a baby-step forward for this offense. But not throwing at Wallace considering this situation (first time together, rookie CB, single safety up top much of the night). Can’t explain why Tannehill didn’t try. Don’t understand it at all.

I think its safe to say that Wallace isnt happy...

Tannehill’s TD pass was not on target and could have been intercepted. Maybe should have been intercepted.

Keller was running toward the right side of the end zone and an on-target pass would have led him that way. The pass instead drifted left as it came down. Luckily for the Dolphins, Keller saw that but safety Chris Prosinski did not. Prosinski kept his back to the ball and never located it while Keller made a nice, last-second adjustment backward, going down to make the grab.

T-hill said he tried to go back in for the next series after the TD to Keller but was told they accomplished what they needed to Friday. Tannehill wants to compete and he showed when the Oline gave him time he made better decisions and throws. Samuda struggled bad to say the least.

I guess it's back to Wallace under the microscope. No story here Wallace is vet...I'm sure he's had games before with no receptions. These posters here can now tell us how our players feel. Pfft.

Tannehill’s TD pass was not on target and could have been intercepted. Maybe should have been intercepted.

Keller was running toward the right side of the end zone and an on-target pass would have led him that way. The pass instead drifted left as it came down. Luckily for the Dolphins, Keller saw that but safety Chris Prosinski did not. Prosinski kept his back to the ball and never located it while Keller made a nice, last-second adjustment backward, going down to make the grab.


Posted by: From PBP | August 11, 2013 at 08:59 AM

I've been screaming this the last couple of days. Yet, the charleton homerotics in here did not want to hear it. Heads buried, ass penetrated.....

The bottom line...T-hill threw the ball where our TE could catch it. Keller made a great play and caught it. It wasn't a tight spiral or right on the money but who cares...even Jimmy Johnson only wanted our QB's to get it up there where our guys could make a play.

Are you guys trying to say pass catchers shouldn't have to adjust to make plays and the ball has to be right to them? That's very unrealistic.

Tannehill’s TD pass was not on target and could have been intercepted. Maybe should have been intercepted.
Keller was running toward the right side of the end zone and an on-target pass would have led him that way. The pass instead drifted left as it came down. Luckily for the Dolphins, Keller saw that but safety Chris Prosinski did not. Prosinski kept his back to the ball and never located it while Keller made a nice, last-second adjustment backward, going down to make the grab.

Posted by: From PBP | August 11, 2013 at 08:59 AM

I've been screaming this the last couple of days. Yet, the charleton homerotics in here did not want to hear it. Heads buried, ass penetrated.....
Posted by: LOVE FAKING 17-0-IN-YUR-ASS! | | August 11, 2013 at 09:12 AM
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The homerotics are just desperate for anything positive. A Tannehill TD in a preseason game is akin to a SB win for some of them.

The bloggers here are so miserable in life that they spend days complaining about a td pass that wasn't perfectly thrown.

Here is what they don't mention:

Tannehill did make several throws right on target.

The game was a blowout in our favor.

Tannehills QBR was 120.


p.s. The best QB's in the league do not throw perfect passes all the time. The great Brady and Manning each lost a Super Bowl on missplaced passes. Let's have some perspective, I mean,even the great Michael Jordon missed some free throws.

...So I just watched the first quarter for myself. YG..I'm with you..That pass was not a thing of beauty. First off. No need to throw it off balance. Set your freekin feet. Come on. 2 If the pass was on a rope. I would buy the great throw argument. But because it was a wobbly duck(because he didn't set his feet) It brings into play not only our receiver, but the opponents as well.

Tannehill is who he is. He had good moments, he had a few where he missed some opportunities(IMO). My gut feeling from this second game. Tannehill has not taken the step forward a lot of us had hoped he would.

Now I get it..1 quarter of a preseason game, and I have cold feet. That isn't it. I can only speak from what I have seen so far. and of course Tannehill gets the benefit of the doubt moving forward. But what has he done that is impressive? What has he done that would make anyone feel comfortable? To me he is closer to Blaine Gabbert at this point then he is someone who has shown complete control.

Funny there are those that complain about coming to a Phins Blog and finding fans on here. That's as dumb as it get folks.

Yeah, It's all mostly positive from this fans perspective. We won and by a large margin. 1st team Defense was great, Special Teams were great, Offense was solid. The Scoreboard says it all Phins 27 - Jags 3. Phins win.

Wallace has to do whatever they tell him to do. He no happy, he can go.

..I was surprised that the first play of the game wasn't a throw to Wallace. Something..Bubble screen, deep route. Anything that would have made him a part of the game.

Go through each series in the first quarter. I know that Tannehill had a great QBR..If you think that was an accurate indicator of his night. Great. My points are perhaps to harsh.

First drive..Nice play on first down to step up and avoid the rush..Completion. 2nd down. Again Tannny does a good job stepping up in the pocket but makes a poor throw to a wide open Miller. 3rd down flushed from the pocket when IMO if he would have stayed in the pocket instead of rolling out. He had Gibson open in the middle of the field. Throws it away, but almost picked...Grade IMO C

DarrylDunphy,


Tannehill reminds me of another Chad Henne. He's just not good enough. And he's certainly "a project".

Wilson 2/6 23 48.9
Manning 2/4 13 57.3
Kaepernick 4/4 38 106.2
Roethlisberger 4/8 36 62.5
*Tannehill 5/9 75 120

* most completions, most yards, highest rating of the bunch.


Wilson 2/6 23 48.9
Manning 2/4 13 57.3
Kaepernick 4/4 38 106.2
Roethlisberger 4/8 36 62.5
*Tannehill 5/9 75 120
* most completions, most yards, highest rating of the bunch.


Posted by: stats | August 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM

* vs Jacksonville ....in 1 quarter of a preseason game.

It's hardly fair to say T-hill hasn't taken a step forward when the O-line (Samuda in particular) is playing like a turnstile in the first few series. Maybe you all noticed a connection to the play of the QB to the play of the OL?

No one noticed when they started blocking much better in the 4th series T-hill was completing passes and getting into a rhythm? The reason he wanted to go back out for another series...NO?

..Most attempts..Most series played as well. Look if you feel good about what you saw. Great. Go ahead and spew stats. Tell me the QBR is accurate to what we really saw. If you really believe all this today. Great. My standard is higher. And don't put Tannehill in the group above. He isn't in that class yet. he completed 3 passes that were pretty impressive. and 2 that were check downs. Completions none the less. If you felt there was command of the offense, like that was incredible quarterback play that was indicative of that QBR...You win the debate. I have nothing for you. But from what I saw, what my eyes told me..In a very limited sample size. Tannehill, this offense has some work to do. Riddle me this. Do you have the same feeling watching the offense as you do watching the defense? Probably not.

I'm not saying we can't get there. I'm just saying right now..All evidence that I have seen is screaming we are not an offense that will scare many teams. Until I see more, which we will have opportunities to see. How can anyone feel anything but nervous about the first team offense.

This is only for the ones who noticed it. Mike Pouncey was late in helping out Samuda on that play(blocking with 1 arm). Same thing happened all the time in College when he had to block or help with D'onta Hightower.

(probably not the brightest Bulb on the Block)

You can be sat down for poor performance especially if you're injured. You will be sat down longer if you commit assshole penalties like hitting out of bounds or roughing the passer.

Hi oscar!

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