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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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Playoffs.... Playoffs... I heard Philbin say they could still make the playoffs after the game to a reporter ??

The Refs decided the game the fix was in goodell should look into this, I am not usually one to blame refs but , they decided that the Pats weren't gonna lose, but you know what the pats aren't that good we should have won.

Will Ross beg for charity money again?

Sam Am. Thill invites those sacks, he can't wait to go down. Even John Beck threw it away better than Thill. There must be a way we can get Schaub or even Vick as a veteran back up QB for our next first round draft pick next year.

THINK A PROBLEM I SEE IS I DONT THINK WALLACE AND HARTLINE ARE AND IDEAL STARTING TANDEM IN TODAYS NFL THEY DONT SCARE ANYONE IF YOU BUMP THEM THERE DONE TANNEHILL GETS SACK THEY ARE NOT STRONG RECIEVERS ONE OF YOUR STARTERS NEEDS TO BE A BIG TARGET WHO MOVES THE CHAINS SHIELDS THE DB LIKE GADSDEN WAS THE OTHER WR SHOULD BE A SPEED GUY LIKE WALLACE WALLACE AND HARTLINE ARE SIMILAR THATS WHY YOU SEE WHY IRELAND IS A BAD GM HE SHOULD KNOW THIS HARTLINE DOSENT HAVE UPSIDE TO START A LONG TIME HE SHOULD BE A THIRD RECIEVER NOW

And what now? Proven to me today beyond a shadow of a doubt today that this is a mediocre Team. And with absolutely no hope of any change, Ireland who selects the Players on a 6 yr contract, Philbin who Coaches the Team on his second year, outside of Ross selling the Team. And even if Ross sells, what guarantee is there that the next Organization will be better than this one? Tough time for me and probably others as Fans now.

Posted by: oscar canosa
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I do not quite understand why you believe the entire team is mediocre when every week the team loses due to a T-hill fumble and interception. They play hare and are competitive until pressured. Getting rid of the ball when you see the blitz package coming would help. T-hill does not read, react or release quickly enough to be the starting QB. He needs to sit and watch for the rest of the season. He's not a franchise QB and never will be. Matt Moore needs to play and I have said that from day one of this season. Enough drinking of the T-hill Kool-Aid.....
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T-Puke = Mr Turnover

Apple. We had one and sent him packing to the Bears.

The other one A-Hole Ireland called his mom a Ho.

Everybody saying they are sick of this team. Please, go away. Be front runners somewhere else you are fake. Tannehill played great in the first and then the calls began 1 after another and somehow it's all his fault? There is 1 reason we lost this game and it is absolutely because we got screwed over by the officials (again)this doesn't surprise people, does it?

T-Puke specializes in 3 n outs, fumbles, INTs, sacks, and pick sixes.

I really don't want to lose every game. It would be nice to go out strong and with a feeling that Tannehill is the real deal. He does do some good things out there. I just don't think that he is capable of reading a defense or hit hot reads. If we end up strong and finish 9-7 we will be heading in the right direction and we will be a couple of Offensive linemen and a couple of play makers away from being a playoff contender. That is doable if the second year players take the next step (Jordan, Taylor, Davis, Simms).

On the other hand if we end up 5-11. It is time to start all over again and it will mean 3 more years of suffering as a doormat in the NFL. We have to keep hoping that Tannehill is the answer.

Apple. We had one and sent him packing to the Bears.

Posted by: Marco | October 27, 2013 at 07:25 PM


Yeah but Ireland got Egnew.

FIRE ROSS
I LOVE MY TEAM BUT I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. That fagot logo is for girls and little kids. ROSS IRELAND HAS MADE A MOCKERY OF THIS ONCE GREAT FRANCHISE! I refuse to be a part of this till Ross or Irescum is fired along with Philbin the clown and his circus!!!

T-hill can not find Wallace even when he's open and has time. He often throws behind him, high and with high velocity making it a ball that is difficult to grab. The owner needs to get off this nonsense that T-hill is a franchise QB. He's a back up QB in the NFL and if Ireland was able to project NFL talent instead of reacting to his own mistakes he would know that....

Odin,

We both busted Home! Look @ my 6:28 PM post.

Posted by: stillhardcoredolphinsfan | October 27, 2013 at 07:15 PM
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I saw it-ROTFLMAO!

More PROOF that this idiot is dumber than a box of rocks-LOL!

I just wanted to point it out, if you don't the dumb shyt thinks he's fooling people. At least he provides comic relief when facing a tough loss like this.

Kudo's to you Dumbshyt(YG/Home/Sam/FIRE ROSS/Etc, etc) and too all your ignorant aliases too!

I heard Marino was maybe going to come back for the Dolphins.

Please. Bring your passion for the club and the game with you. GM, Coach, Owner, even QB, please come back Dan, the Bat Signal is out in the SKY.

Hello Dan Marino, your our one and only hope.

PETER KING PERDICTED FINS WOULD WIN LIKE FIVE GAMES THIS YEAR ISNT KING FRIENDS WITH PHILBIN MAYBE HE KNOWS PHILBIN ISNT A GOOD COACH HE PREDICTS A RECORD IN SECOND YEAR OF PHILBIN REGIME AS GETTING WORSE LIKE HE KNOWS HES OVER HIS HEAD FOR A COACH

Its no wonder Texas A&M improved when TanneBust left. He is terrible. Was he really a 1st rd pick? LMAO

Posted by: General Lowe. | October 27, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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Gen, shows you what a little call out to his pal Roger got him...the WORST officiated game since the replacements. Well, not the worst for Bill.
The Pats/Jests crew must not have gotten the message, or maybe that big city NY team has some clout as well,.
In fact I know they do,after watching dozens of Jets/Fins games officiated by that rat turd fat Johnny Greer.

Vegas now has the NFL by the 'nads. They already had the NBA years ago.

Odin,

Haha! You hit several of that dipsh.t's handles! I know he had more!

Thill will be there all season long.

There are a few players to build on for sure.

With this coaching staff and GM its hard to see any kind of success.

One good off season can turn things around.

Step one, by by Ireland. It wont happen under Ross Michigan Man's tenure though.

Arizona Cradinals 4-4. Miami Dolphins 3-4.

Did you think you'd see those records at this point in the season? What a joke. They showed poor Philbin on the sideline looking like a High School coach in a big mans game. Sad and pathetic. Oh and if anyone thinks that Tannehill is ever going to lead this team to a SB, they are in the bubble.

ROSS AND DEE HIRED PHILBIN BUT THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL HOW CAN THEY KNOW IS PHILBIN WAS THE RIGHT HIRE

Put on the film of Tannehill's game against Texas which got Sherman fired at Texas A&M. You will see many of the same mistakes exhibited today: inaccurate passes, untimely interceptions, lack of pocket awareness, along with a few plays that leave you thinking he could potentially be a very good qb. Now, 23 starts into his NFL career, it seems apparent that his issues are less about things that can be corrected, and more about his limitations as football player. You are talking 6 years in Mike Sherman's system. Maybe a change in coordinators would help Tannehill, but I seriously doubt it. Where does that leave the Dolphins? I don't know. But progress is not being made.

It is never one person that makes a Team a mediocre(inconsistent) one, promichael. I guarantee you that if we had switched QBs and Brady had been playing for us we also would have lost. Mediocre Teams, as we have been during the past 20 years, manage to lose Games, somehow.

Can't blame refs. Unfortunately. Not sold on Philbin or the OC or DC either. Phins need to do a 180. Focus on running the ball and draft for it. Get maulers on the OL. We shoulda got that LT, Albert, from KC, we would be fine without any of our top injured picks. Anyway, get a beast RB in 2nd round or even 1st if we can get a LT in FA next year. If Tannehill hands it off and is protected he will be more successful ala Alex Smith. I know its boring and not what NFL has become but that's how this team will win. And oh, hire Marty Schottenheimer.

Marino?

Loser - never won nothing

Cheater - cheated on his wife numerous times

Quitter - Quit sfter working for the FO for 10 DAYS

No doubt Kris is as happy as the Pats fans today.

Maybe we should put Moore in. At the very least, it will get some of these ignorant bloggers to shut the hell up when he does less than Tannehill behind an inept Oline paired with terrible play design.

Marino won more games than any QB in our history and is a man full of energy passion.

We need someone who can kick ass and get the tumbs going in the other direction.

Zach Thomas, would be my other consideration.

ALL THE BEST QBS WANT TO BE FAMOUS WITH ENDOSMENTS AND ALL TANNEHILL DOESNT SEEM LIKE HE CARES GRIFFIN WILSON BRADY THEY CARE OF BEING GREAT RYAN LOOKS LIKE HE WAS FORCE TO PLAY FOOTBALL HE DID NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT DIVISONS TEAMS PLAY

I firmly believe we have good enough players on this roster to be a +.500 team. I nclude all players, even the O-Line. Problem is the coaches won't adjust their scheme to fit the players we have. They (especially Philbin and Sherman) are stubnorn and have indicated to the media they are sticking to their scheme. That to me, is not good coaching. Fit the system to the players you have. These guys are gone no later than the end of '14, maybe sooner if the lockerroom gets lost this year.

Too cheap to pay Jake Long? MORONS!

MMH7713
Who is drafting the players? It better not be Irescum. Because as long as that LOSER is on this team the PHINS will BE LOSERS NOT WINNERS. IN ANYTHING IRELAND IS JUST PLAN GARBAGE AND IT'S TIME ROSS THROW AWAY THE TRASH!

Look at how bad Matt Ryan is playing. Awful. And some of you still think he was worth the #1 overall. He wasn't good enough with the best receiving corp in the league. Now with a couple of them out, he plain stinks.

Ross notices 1 thing for sure: Empty seats. I bet you Marino is already in the back of his mind.

Calls against us, calls for us, even out in the long run.

am really tired of another jeckyll and hyde game from phins. coaching staff needs to go, end of game drive no urgency no fire as laid back as philbin is. mike sherman c ya o play calling suxxxxxxxx! our defense went from top 10 for 5 yrs to ranked in the mid 20s kevin coyle is a joke! i dont care whut anybody says talent this year is way better than last year but who cares if there is no accountability. please bring in a staff that has a strongggggg desire to get better and win just not games but division and playoff games and championships!

AppleJ. He does give a damn about this club, neither does Philbin nor Ireland.

Dolphin people do not exist in this club.

Even Mike Shula would care more. Thats why I say bring in a Marino or Thomas as a GM.

I could do a better job than Ireland, no question, you probably could too.

Philbin is as doomed as Sparano because Ireland cant supply a QB.

Boy, I'm glad none of you assclowns are running this team.

Marino for Ireland

Moore for Thill

Zac Taylor as O co-ordinator

Head coach TE coach Campbell as interim. The players respond to him, he has ball$ and can't be worse than Philbin.

I'd give them all as pass just to prepare for next year and rid our club of apathetic trash like Thill Ireland and Philbin.

Oscar Canosa,

I do not agree that the Dolphins are mediocre. They are losing now due to poor QB play. T-Hill lacks the QB experience prior to even getting to the NFL. He was pegged wrong by a GM who can not project NFL talent. Your correct that it takes more than one player to be mediocre but wrong to your label. This team is competitive every week against a very tough schedule.

That first half is what we are about. We started getting tired towards the end and getting blitz every play. Bad ref calls and few mistakes killed us. Few dropped passes and a few bad throws. I like Tannehill but he needs to hold on to the damn ball!!!

Marino won more games than any QB in our history and is a man full of energy passion.

We need someone who can kick ass and get the tumbs going in the other direction.

Zach Thomas, would be my other consideration.

Posted by: Marco | October 27, 2013 at 07:45 PM


Neither won JackDogShit. Fk'em.

Yeah Oscar J you are happy with Philbin, Ireland and Thill I guess. Good for you.

The Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers all would be 3-4 at best right now with Tanne-turnover as their starting qb.

It's the qb stupid!

Ok bring in Tom Couglin he won two Super bowls.

He was pegged wrong by a GM who can not project NFL talent.

Posted by: promichael | October 27, 2013 at 07:52 PM

Sherman and Philbin were behind the move 100%, and they have coached multiple SB QB's.

Mike you don't know jackdildo. Peyton wouldn't look good behind this awful oline.

Posted by: Darryl Dunphy | October 27, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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Yes, Philbin just screams to his assistants on the sidelines. Shula/Cowher would have had those chins , and the requisite spittle in the face of those officials. Philbin is making what, 3 million a year? He can afford a 50k fine, and the team would feel like someone has their backs. They played their hearts out the 1st half, till that bogus call got the Pats a FG.
Both he and his Les steckel clone Turner, along with Sherman need to take the next plane out of Mimai.

BTW,. for those that want Ross to sell, if he does, you can call the Fins GONE. To LA. or London, as surprisingly, the Fins are one of the most popular teams in England. Weird.

That empty backfield call on 2nd and 2 at a time in the game when we were gashing them on the ground started the chain of events that undid the game. And maybe the season.

Fans that say F'em to Marino and Zach Thomas.

Wow you are hard to please my friend, who are your Dolphin hero's ? Cecil Collins and Lawrence Philips ?

uh belicheck whined so much last week that the refs gave them 3 bogus calls. worst one coming on sack and fumble on brady and some how it went from 4th and long to 1st and goal

IF THE FANS START NOT GOING TO THE GAMES THEN THE MOVING TALK WILL START AGAIN THATS THE PROBLEM

Fans that praise Marino and Zach have low standards and love losers.


That empty backfield call on 2nd and 2 at a time in the game when we were gashing them on the ground started the chain of events that undid the game. And maybe the season.

Posted by: Chris in the 623 | October 27, 2013 at 07:56 PM

Nah, the season was over when they let Jake Long and Reggie Bush leave.

Dez Bryant = Top 5 WR

Jeff Ireland = Top GM Loser

I live in England I writer. They are popular mainly for the Shula Marino years, when in 1983 the game was firrst televised over here.

The team were exciting to watch and the players gave it everything on the field, well the offensive did.

Shula would have destroyed the refs today for those stomach churning calls, that are best described as criminal acts against nature.

Reese,

Sherman is not what I would call a great OC or college coach. Philbin wanted to be an NFL HC, and Sherman wanted back into the NFL. They listened to the naive guy who is a billionaire. Go figure that out.....like was mentioned Green Bay, Denver and the Saints would lose with T-hill @ QB, go figure that out also....

Someone please register the four following domain names

1. Fireland.com
2. FirePhilbin.com
3. FireSherman.com
4. FireCoyle.com

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