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Patriots come back to defeat Dolphins, 27-17

FOXBOROUGH -- The Dolphins led this game 17-3 at halftime.

And then the collapse.

Miami gave up 17 points and the lead in the third quarter. Ryan Tannehill fumbled for the eighth time this season, losing his fifth and that helped the Patriots tie the game at 17.

by the time it was over, Dolphins were 27-17 losers.

The second half was marred by questionable calls -- such as a phantom pass interference on Jimmy Wilson and a holding on Dimitri Patterson. But the depth of this collapse is beyond poor officiating.

It's poor clutch play.

it's poor defense.

It's poor quarterbacking by Tannehill, who threw a terrible deep pass to Mike Wallace that was intercepted and showed little pocket awareness.

The problems are everywhere.

The Dolphins have lost four in a row now. They play again on Thursday against the Bengals at home. They will be the underdog in that game.

Things might get tougher.


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Face it, the Dolphins SUCK!!
T'hill can not get it done.

Pats didn't come back to win! We gave the game away, you could see it. Coming! This team isn't good! In fact it's time to get rid of this coaching staff! What horrible play calling. Offensive line is just embarrassing!

Good teams and good coaches make half time adjustments that;s what NewEngland did Poor coaches and poor teams collpase that's what Miami did. Anyway made money again on this team bet New England to cover the spread( I gladly would have lost the bet if Miami Could have won)This is just a badly coached team and yes we got screwed on the bad calls but we didn't score anypoints in the second half. Just another typical yr until we get rid of Ireland we will be what we are BAD.


Mike Wallace might go down as the worst waste of money a team spent since Albert Haynesworth.

officials hurt us with those bad calls.
that being said, we kept the wrong kicker!

everything was going well until the retarded QB fumble again, he has no awareness, because of his bad throws, we lose Keller and now Gibson, he is destroying this team and those clowns don't do nothing about it. Dolphins still can turn things around, only they have the wrong QB.

This game was entirely on the officials won this not the patriots. Don't be afraid to say it we got screwed. Trying to put the blame elsewhere as to not sound like sore losers is pointless, we lost because the nfl wanted us to lose or more accurately because the nfl wanted the patriots to win, I mean good god, it happens every week. You think the patriots never lose at home because they're that good? Give me a break they win because they get every call or non call. You can literally watch any game, when the officiating is fair what happens? They freaking lose.

Moron Ireland, in a futile attempt to improve the pass rush, destroyed the run defense.

I have an idea! Move this crap to LA



The Pats didnt just win. They covered the spread too!

Cameron Wake is the incredible disappearing man. Heart of this defense is Jared Odrick.


Agreed Wallace sucks! But this offensive line has got to go! I'd keep Ponucey but the rest have to go

Great half time adjustments! Fin fan for 40 years and I've had enough. Lets join the SEC. Oct 27th and looking forward to draft day...not sure why...


Have you noticed Tannehill never makes a good throw to Wallace? Everytime Wallace turns to look for it the ball is way behind him, the wrong shoulder, or too short.

I won't bore you with the list, but do yourself a favor and Google Ireland's drafts with the Fins. Simply amazing. It just proves an old adage, it's who you know not what you've done.

Im so happy you guys are coming around on how bad Tannehill is! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. He's sooooo bad I hope we go 3 and 13 to finally get rid of Ireland and Philbin what will it take??

I would give the ball to Matt Moore, just to see if this offensive line is really that bad. Matt Moore throws a better deep ball which would probably help Wallace. Moore is experienced and would have beat all that blitzing from the pats. The Dolphins offensive line was actually dominating the pats defensive line and then Bellicheck said enough of this just send 6 or 7 guys after Tannehill on every play. That is when a good QB adjusts and makes them pay. If Tannehill keeps playing that is what we will see the rest of this year, blitzing, blitzing, and more blitzing. It is time for Matt Moore.

Calvin Johnson 327 yards receiving on the DAY
Mike Wallace 357 yards receiving on the YEAR

Need I say more.

Coaching staff should all be fired after today.

A good team could have stay with the Pats even with those bad calls.

What happened to Brent Grimes?

Where is Wake?

What happened to Sturgis?

On and on. On and on.



3-5 coming up eh?

Oh well. 43 years without a SB win.....and counting...

14 years without a playoff win.....and counting...

more sucker fans for Ross to exploit? Could be.

Something tells me we will be the Bucs first win this season.

Wallace sucks but the coaching staff does not understand how to utilize him and Tanne underthrows him on every deep ball, and throws behing him on every slant and crossing pattern. Tanne's slow mind can't handle the speed of Wallace or the speed of the NFL .

The OC is garbage and his play book andhe needs to go and take the QB with his sorry behind too....

This team is garbage, I can not take this anymore. Owner is terrible, coaches are terrible, another waste of a first round pick in Tannehill, free agent money wasted on crummy players (the only good one was hurt got hurt today) terrible o-line. As far as the GM is concerned if any of us performed this terrible at are jobs we would be out of jobs! Fans need to stay away in droves now so that this joke of a franchise starts to make changes in the way it does things!


Im venting my friend. However I made such a long list for the Thill lovers out there that can't see any of these short comings.

Thill looks like Marc Wilson of the old LA Raiders. Throws the rainbow deep ball and looks like Bambi in the headlights vs a pass rush.

How can I watch Joe's post game interview? I can't wait to here this....
Disgusted by this damn team!!!!


1st half, balanced offense. 2nd half, pass pass pass. Sacks, INT's, fumbles. Same old sh$t. Fire everyone.

Tannehill is not the guy. He is just as likely to throw a pick as an int. can't complete the deep ball. No pocket presence. Start over. Draft a new qb

Come on loser home rs how do you spin this eh?
it.s the QB stupid eh?
ride the Tover train over the cliff eh?

Regis Philbin > Joe Philbin

Ross, Ireland, Philbin, Sherman, all truly suck...completely ignored the O line in the off season ( we all saw how well Tannehill played last year under pressure...apparently it was lost on them). That being said, Tannehill lacks heart...doesn't have the killer instinct. The guy will wallow in the league for 3-4 years, never throwing more td's than int's. Wallace proving he's not worth the dough as well. Are you all ready for *another* re-building year?! You poor bastards who buy season tickets I feel for you. You are paying for the extension Ireland got earlier this year....how does that taste?

TannePuke is worse than Henne.

See can still be positive!! Sit Tanny and play Moore.....

The fact that we have to f'n rebuild again is just tearing my heart apart. Been a fan for over 40 years.

Played a good 30 minutes and disappeared. I blame the coaches without a doubt. Just abysmal, get rid of them all Mr. Ross. Get a real GM not a ballboy. Get some coaches with winning attitudes. I'm sick of losing.

amen that guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No excuses a team with heart and drive plays through bad calls. Defensive coordinator needs to go, offense not any better. Philbin honeymoon is over wake up

its all about the coaching..the pats were there to be had today, but coaches couldn't adjust when things started going south...if i am opposing coach i would blitz dophin offense on every play...pats are a vulnerable team this year and jets are not that good...bills are well the bills (though they are playing hard and maybe are now better than the phins - they actually have a lot of injuries)...so we could have made a run this year, which is where we started with 3 straight..but now that is up in smoke...2.5 games behind pats, 0-2 in division...tough game coming up against bengals...ugghhhllllyyy is possible, perhaps probably

Marty, yes, they aren't in sync. There's too much invested in Wallace to give up on him after 1 season, but ask any WR, if it hits your hands (or body) you need to catch the ball, period. But Miami isn't using Wallace right either. They need to play to his speed. Problem is those plays take time, and Thill doesn't have that time to let the play develop. So it's not all Wallace, but if you're a pro you'd put many of those drops on you (as the WR). If it gets to you, you make the catch.

Of course Tanne sucks. He did not play much QB in college and he turned the ball over then too. His deep ball sucked in college too.

32 sacks eh, i reland and fattycells are Oline gurus eh?

Philbin and Sherman need to be fired ASAP. They are about the same as Cam Cameron or Wannestead. Absolutely horrible.

The fact that we have to f'n rebuild again is just tearing my heart apart. Been a fan for over 40 years.

Posted by: MassDolphan | October 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM

Its going to take MANY YEARS to cleanup Irelands mess. The team has more way holes than swiss cheese.

Jim T. WE all are. I find it almost impossible to watch Thill play, or Philbin talk to the media. It makes we wamt to puke. Football is about being a fighter and using your heart and head at all times with passion. Philbin and Thill don't have this. Brady today was nothing and we had him on the ropes. Again the knockout punch was held back, just as we saw in our last three games.

I can't follow the 2013 Dolphins anymore.

I never thought Cam Cameron and John Beck could have ever been equalled by another coach QB combo in our history. Here we are.

...Here it is...I'm sure all of you that thought we would see a pass happy offense are tired of hearing this. And I totally understand that the issue isn't just as easy as run the ball.The game dictates a lot of what happens..I fully understand. I asked you to make a mental note of the times we ran plays out of the 11 personel..Our favorite, go to formation.

And actually in the first half..We were successful the FEW times we settled into this nightmere. Fastforward to the third quarter. The beginning of the end. The throw to Wallace. IMO a horrible route, and even worse effort by our Edsell free agent receiver. Now, and I said this to my girlfriend when we lined up for the 3rd down play..OH NO...We are going to get sacked. Why she asked. Because we cannot pass protect in this formation...Boom sack, now a gimmie FG is a long attempt. They go down and score aided by the Wilson fantom PI(Wilson balled out today)

Our second possession. Every play ran out of that horrible formation. 1 run, passes.

Third possession...Again in the death formation, or more important grouping. Now it is obvious that PAts are blitzing on almost every play because they know our tendancy is to??????Pass from this formation...1 3 yard gain..And boom Strip Sack..

So for the 3rd quarter, into the wind. We threw it 10 times, and ran it 3. Against a blitz. With a formation that finally Phil Simms said...Miami is having hue issue witht heir pass protection scheme(This was in the 4th when we had to throw)

We had a great game plan..It was working. How many mistakes the last few weeks have been in the pass game? How many in the run??? When will this coaching staff get it????????????? Besides the poor calls. The coaching in the second half. Was equally if not more offending.

Tannehill is actually responsible for getting Gibson hurt. That was just a horrible throw. I bet Gibson and Keller form a support group for receivers hurt by Tannehill. They could call it Tannehills Anonymous.

If your going to a Dullfin game wear a bag over your head so you arent seen there.

Darryl. I believe a good coach and co-ordinators could have this team at least 5-2. Thats without Thill and Moore at QB of course.

Ross still has no clue what a pretender Ireland is. Hook, line and sinker, he has swallowed the whole incompetent mess this A hole of a GM puts together, year after year. Miami fans are a mixed bag, some realists, many delusional but most have known more about drafting players than the Dolphins have for several years now.
Draft picks are there to help the team, ours rarely do. How many starters out of this last draft, none, except for a kicker that lost a game to the guy he replaced. The coaching is not good at all, horrible really but you can't coach your way to wins with the players Ireland puts on the field.

Ross, it on you, it all starts at the top and that you can't run from anymore.

When they lost to the saints and ravens I said well those are good teams they lost to but these last two games have shown them to be the same garbage as usual. The pats are not even that good this year but it does not matter the jets and bill are already lapping us. What a joke

time to throw the season away, lets go 3-13 and maybe we get matthews or at least clowney

Agreed John, I feel for those poor souls that actually bought season tickets.

I really feel sorry for anyone who bought a Tannehill or Mike Wallace jersey, or both, wow that would suck.

I am surprised FIRE ROSS is not blogging. I hate to say it but he was right about the leadership issues starting at the top. At least FIRE ROSS has stood his ground and was never fooled by the 3-0 start. I hate to say it but he called this collapse.

November 11, Tampa ends state of Florida NFL losing streak with win, showing new head coach can turn things around.

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