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The fallout from a third consecutive loss

The honeymoon is over for Joe Philbin and his coaching staff, as I wrote in today's Miami Herald.

After weeks of watching sweeps on third-and-inches, or having Mike Wallace always line up on the right side of the formation, or not committting to the running game, or watching Jimmy Graham shred Miami one week getting free releases but getting shut down by New England when they tied him up at the scrimmage line, the tipping point came on Sunday.

Off a bye, against a fourth-string QB and offering no solutions to old problems, the Dolphins coaching staff deserves some critical scrutiny.

They are not alone.

The offensive line, was mostly good enough on Sunday. And then Tyson Clabo, a good man having a bad season, gave up two sacks the final two Miami possessions.

"Those sacks are my sacks," Clabo said. "There's no way around it."

It didn't help that coaches asked Clabo to block Mario Williams one-on-one on the play which Williams beat Clabo and forced a Ryan Tannehill fumble. What was offensive coordinator Mike Sherman thinking?

Look, it's one thing to have the other team beat you.

But when you beat yourself with poor decisions in the coaching booth, the frustration is palpable.

Obviously, the coaching staff was not totally responsible for this upset loss.

Tannehill had a horrible first half -- throwing two interceptions -- despite inconsistent pressure on him from the Bills, who managed no sacks until the fourth quarter. One was returned 19 yards for a touchdown. He floated another near the goal line and what seemed like a scoring opportunity turned into another turnover.

The defense didn't do great work.

They gave up two fourth-quarter field goal drives that gave Buffalo the game.

They allowed the Bills to convert 9 of 19 third down plays (47.3 percent success rate).

About that defense: I have not questioned the defensive coaching staff but perhaps they merit a look as well. They inherited a defense that was sixth in the NFL in scoring in 2011. It wasn't perfect but it was good. Well, they were seventh in scoring under this staff in 2012 and are 20th in scoring this season.

That's going in the wrong direction.

Dion Jordan, the third overall selection in the draft, is only a part-time player. Players that were here and deemed too slow or too old -- Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett -- are playing better elsewhere than they did here.

It all raises eyebrows.

The Dolphins opened this season on a hopeful note with three consecutive wins. Now they are on a three-game losing skid and must travel to New England next Sunday trying to dig out of being in third place in the AFC East and already owning a home loss to the last-place Bills.




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Kris, seeing it coming only makes it worse. They had TWO WEEKS!!! To fix problems, to prepare to do things differently. To install new plays. All parts of the team were HORRIBLE (some worse than others). Tannehill can't blame the OL, HE STUNK (for a majority of the game). And I didn't see anyone getting up in his face, Philbin had the same stupid "not fazed" temperament." I'm sorry, I don't know how that's helpful when the team is crumbling around you. Mando said it last week, they didn't feel like they needed to do much to fix the OL problems. They OBVIOUSLY didn't do much to alleviate it through formations or play-calling (the same stupid read-option hand-off from the shotgun for a 1-2 yd gain up the middle....over and over again). Tannehill rolled out what, 1 play. He stepped up in the pocket maybe twice. Oh, they installed the 3-step drop, and then instead of getting the ball out quickly, the guy STILL takes his time and holds the football like a high-schooler holds their notebook going to class.

WHAT THE H*LL IS GOING ON HERE??? Defense can't get off the field. EVERY WR/TE looks like a Pro-Bowler vs our crap secondary. Reshad Jones can't tackle ANYONE. LBs are virtually non-existent. We couldn't even stop a hobbled, almost crippled Fred Jackson at the end there on 3rd and 4 (which would have given our offense at least a few more seconds to try and produce a game winning drive.

From coaching on down, this was a pathetic team loss. And coming off a 2 game skid, this has the familiar feel of mediocrity. It's gotten so bad I was remembering Sparano's fire, and the team playing for him after that 0-6 start. And how they started clicking, with his passionate urging. But we don't get anything like that from this guy. We just get his bald head, staring at the field, not really talking, not jawing, nothing. And I haven't seen the after game presser, but I'm sure they was a bunch of what we "have to do" instead of WHAT THE H*LL WE HAVEN'T DONE! And who's gonna get the blame?

They were outplayed by a practice squad QB and outcoached by a rookie HC from a college program that did NOTHING while he was there. Good job guys, keep it up!

head-scratching, anyone? A #3 overall pick we didn't need for that position, a 3rd and 1" play blown by running wide TWO weeks in a row, an abandonment of a successful running game with a few minutes left in the 4th Qt. anyone?

Miami needs a new GM, a new Head Coach, and a new QB. That is just for starters.

Clowns coached by clowns
Owned by a clown

Clown Squad

Fire Ross...

too funny....need that kind of humor this morning....

where is Odin and Dashi...theey are glass half full kind of guys....

We can argue about Ireland's effectiveness and responsibility, but the truth is that if you go half a decade (after a decade of irrelevance), and are stuck at .500, there's no reason to keep anyone. We end up 8-8 again and I don't have a single player, coach, GM, capologist, doctor, trainer, media facilitator, that I would advocate keeping. Sure, we're losing differently. But the end result is we're STILL LOSING! I'm not saying get rid of everyone. I'm saying I don't have a strong preference to keep anyone. Bills have 2 players who belong in wheelchairs, out there making plays, and anyone hear Cameron Wake's name yesterday? Ellerbe, Patterson. Our players sit out for weeks with a splinter, while their players are laying their lives down for a 2-4 team. Pathetic!

I did see a few inventive plays there in a stretch. An end-around, a scripted roll out by TH, a couple of draws(but by TH and not a RB. Careful!). But those calls soon disappeared.


I can't add anything to that....

plus..gotta get to work....good post...

"WE HAVE A HELL OF A TEAM" - Joe Philbin 3 weeks ago

Its October, time to talk draft for the Dolphins. Lets Suck for Johnny Manziel.

Tannehill makes EVERYONE worse. Thats very clear. Time to put Matt Moore in or its another wasted season.

That's a great post at 8:47AM, DC. The Truth.

ETF, speaking of Henne, I was looking at the game leader stats in today's Washington Post, and they had Henne in there (I think he was 3rd or 4th QB) and under his team...Dolphins.

LOL, I chuckled.

Joe Philbin ".....When you pass, you can run, and when you run you can pass." !!!

...what wisdom...I'm friggin speechless.....

I really try to be balanced with my views of this team. I am NOT feeling like this 3 game slide is on Irland or Ross.

Ross paid good money to bring on talent that was suggested to him. He did his part.

Ireland was aggressive in Free Agency and the draft. He did many things to address talent this offseason and MOST fans were happy with those moves entering the season. Most fans were happy with the talent after starting 3-0.

I see this 3 game slide on the players and on coaching. Mostly coaching.

Yes, the players need to execute better. Clabo is a mess. THILL has had too many costly turnovers. Too many sacks overall. Inconsistent running game is an issue. Too many defenders injured and unable to play through those injuries and remain productive. OK, the players need to improve and improve quickly.

But at this point I am most frustrated with Philbin and Sherman. Everyone and their mothers knew the OLINE was a HUGE ISSUE and they did nothing in the bye week to improve that. They didn't replace Clabo. Why?

They had success deferring after winning the coin toss early in the season. Now you are at home, playing an inexperienced rookie and you don't give him the ball to start the game after winning the coin toss? Why?

You have a one point lead and the ball at the middle of the field with a few minutes left. Why in your right mind would you elect to pass knowing your OLINE has struggled to protect your QB who has fumbled under pressure before? Horrible play calling.

I expect players to execute but I expect coaches to put players in positions to win...not lose.

I was at the game with my Steiner Binoculars in hand, here are my observations:

1. Our team sauntered onto the field as if they were walking in a graveyard looking for a tombstone, NO emotion or life whatsoever. Where is the heart of this team? Can they NOT ever get fired up to play a phucking game?

2. Paul Solia took the play off when buffalo scored their TD, he stood straight up and got blown off the ball, and he never even took one step forwards, in boxing parlance, he took a dive. He looked physically exhausted on that play.

3. The moronic call for a pass with 3:39 left in the game with the lead and the ball near mid field, a first year Pop Warner coach would not have called a pass play in that situation, and a smart QB would have checked out of that stupid play call of the OC and gone to a running play instead. But this team suffers from a football IQ problem, the OC, Mike Sherman has a 1 digit football IQ and the head coach has a football IQ in the teens, follow that up with a QB that is still learning how to spell QB and we have endemic problems all over the place.

4. I guarantee you Don Shula would NEVER have called a pass play in that situation! He didn't win 347 games doing stupid things like calling passes in that situation.

5. Everyone is saying that RT was in the process of throwing during that last sack, was his arm moving forwards when he was hit, I was watching Martin on that play and did not see if Tanny was in his throwing motion, if he was wouldn't that be ruled an incomplete pass, as long as the ball is in his hand and arm is moving forwards. The reply on the big screen happened too quickly and I did get to see it.

6. PI calls are so inconsistent this year I recall one play where Clay got mugged a half second or more before the ball got close to him and the ref just stood there sucking his thumb. The Shula perfect season curse is still alive among NFL referees. We couldn't buy a break with all of Ross's billions.

last two games we lose i balme coaches, but then again thill has ability to change play.no oline changes and after clabo gets told play better or lose your job, he waqits til the 4th qt and give up two costly sacks and a fumble.why is daniel thomas and brandon gibson gettin screen passes instead of lamar miller and mike wallace? cam wake was healthy but played sparringly n jordan still didnt get increased playin time.you've played 11 games include 5 from preseason time to take the training wheels off and let the kid ride.wat happened to this fast pace offense i was thinking we would b more excitin offense similar to green bay,

What's even more embarassing is that a team from BUFFALO came down into this heat at a 1 pm game and still was able to beat us. I was at the game. It was one of the hottest games I can remember attending. I mean it was BRUTAL hot and humid. I thought for sure the Bills would be wilting by the 4th quarter. You know why they didn't? Because moron Sherman keeps calling these pass plays and getting quick 3 and outs leaving the Bills D-Line fresh and ready to sack Tannehill late in the 4th quarter. These stupid coaches do not even know how to use our home field heat as an advantage. The whole situation is very sad and embarrassing.

I read the same thing Today, Buster and I didn't know what to make of that statement... then, you writing about it now, it became obvious. I guess I still respect Joe Philbin in some way.

Sherman? Crap at Green Bay, crap at Texas A&M, crap here.

And we're getting soft. No one liked the Sporano era but at least we were tough back then. Not any longer.

Lets get Cowher

To many areas need to be fix.
Nothing, Nothing it's working.

I am sick to my stomach today. Tannehill plays his worst game of his CAREER (considering experience and opponent). Coaching is also a collossal failure. Both offense and defense. Never mind making adjustments from half to half - they haven't fixed anything within the YEAR. Opponents still get favourable match ups at will. Steve Johnson on Jimmy Wilson, Mario on Clabo one v one. How about a play action pass cosnidering how geared up Buffalo was for the run ... my goodness.

I said it was a must win ... Miami will now be chasing the season for the rest of the year ... how sad.

Oscar, what I make of it is that he feels he is above an explanation as to why he would allow a pass, when 3 runs and a punt, thus allowing the play clock to run down, was the correct approach..... as a matter of fact, with 10:27 on the clock , the Fins threw THREE incompletes, and punted the ball away with the clock @ 10:47....the next possession, we ran the ball, made two or three first downs, and eroded the clock from 9 minutes plus to 5 minutes plus...

...the coaches want an up tempo offense..problem is that wanting is different from having, but they just don't get it...

...they are delusional, living in a pretend world....are in over their heads, and sinking quickly...

....but, in escaping reality and brutal honesty, they are under gag orders, leaving only the HC to answer for the ineptitude with gems like "We have to do a better job getting the team ready"...

.......no friggin kiddin!!!!!!!! now tell us something we don't already know !!!!!

When you pass you can run, and when you run you can pass, OK, when you executed you executed when you don't you just lose.

Even though I'm dwelling on problems now, I prefer to find workable, repeat, workable(not, fire everybody!) solutions for the present situation. As I think the best solution would be get the Players playing better, I don't know how to go about that or even if we are capable of doing it. Some suggestions were given in the past two weeks by knowledgeable People regarding those problems but they fell on deaf ears or could not be carried thru. Anyone? Again?


It si very true, every team has weaknesses and bad players. The Rex Ryans and the Bill Belichecks usually try to hide their bad players ... we put ours out there for everyone to kick in the balls.

Truly disappointed.
Shame to lose vs Bills.

True, true, I has not thought about it, at least do a fukkking play action. Godda-!

Some more observations from the upper deck yesterday:

1. Despite the 2 sacks yesterday from the right side of the line (Clabo!) the pass blocking did look improved for the most part, Martin actually held his own all day.

2. RT still is not an NFL QB, the play called is a WR screen, he looks over to that side of the field, and the DB's are playing press coverage, why on earth do you NOT check out of the screen and go with something a bit deeper? So what happens, we get one yard on the play!

3. The middle of the defense was WIDE phucking open ALL day and not ONE seam route by a TE the whole phucking day! They were begging to get beat by a TE down the middle. Sherman must not have been using as good a quality of binoculars as I was.

4. Going along with the seam route, why only one slant to a WR all day? The Bills were in 2-deep zone almost every play, but Sherman doesn't know how to exploit that.

5. RT keeps trying to force the ball to a double covered receiver when there is a wide OPEN receiver just 10 yards deeper, WTF??!!!

6. On the INT in the end zone, had RT thrown the ball just a half second sooner, rather than holding onto it like it was his mommies tit, it would have dropped in for six. Instead he throws it a half second late, the safety makes an adjustment and instead of 6 points for us, it's Bills ball on their 2 yard line.

7. The Oline did a credible job in the run game, so why do we abandon the run at the end of the game during CRUNCH time? And why doesn't Philbin admit, "I screwed the pooch in not running at the end of the game" instead of trying to justify the stupid moronic play selection?

That INT in the end zone tells me that even with Hartline, Tanny either A. doesn't have any confidence or trust in his receiver, or B. doesn't know how to play the position he is currently playing.

I have not been an RT basher yet, I've been waiting, letting him get a fair chance to prove to me that he belongs or he doesn't, but I am quickly losing confidence in this kid's ability to adapt to the league and to the position.

This team needs to draft a QB in the first round, and soon, but Ireland is not the person that should have anything to do with saying who that QB will be. This front office and coaching staff are starting to smell like the rot in the Oval office and the Senate leadership.

Scheme change would help. Power man blocking, become a run-first offense, until they acquire the personnel needed to run their desired scheme. Move the players around. More 2 TE sets.


I disagree with you big time on the line being good until the 4th. The qb gets hit everytime he throws the ball. For this team to come out with that bs effort in the first quarter really pissed me off. And then they wonder why the stadium is half empty. For the first time in my life I'm actually debating on whether I should WASTE my Sunday and watch this team. THis defense sucks too. How many times are they going to give up a 3rd and 15 to a screen pass?? Fins let me give you a hint, if a team has a 3rd and super long they are either going to run a draw or screen. Its not rocket science.

After watching how lifeless and uninspired the offense looked as they strolled out to the huddle right at the beginning of the game, and then watched as they went through the motions, devoid of emotions, I think I'm starting to understand why this team always starts off slow.

I think it all boils down to the players not believing in the game plan, or in their coaching staff. I think these guys are looking at the clown posse on the side lines and are saying to themselves, "I just want to get home safe and sound today, because what these coaches have dialed up is never going to work".

If a team believes in their coaches, believes in the game plan, believe in each other, and know that everyone has their back covered, then you will see a team come out of the gates ready to run through brick walls, this team comes out onto the field looking like their stool softeners are starting to kick in.

I'm now starting to look at Sparano and Henning as maybe not being as bad as I thought they were at the time.

Yeah, yeah. If he had half a sec more...but he didn't, and will not have it for the rest of this Season the way things are developing now. Excuses have never carried anybody, anywhere. I prefer Clabo.

And its the same thing ive been saying since day 1 of the season. These coaches do not understand momentum of a game. Take a shot at the endzone after a turnover. instead they do 2 bs running plays and have to kick a 51 yard fg. These coaches SUCK at situational football. they run when they should pass and visa versa. That is the difference between a good coach and great coaches. Belicheck/payton/reid/coughlin all this guys are great at situational football.

Well, Sparano had no System to speak of, even within himself, but he made those Players repeat the same play over and over to exhaustion. True, I never saw Sparano's OLine out of synch, always all firing out very evenly with the snap.

Coaching means a lot and we are not having the HC fired at 3 and 3 but dropping our OC is possible at this point in the season. Hey if all goes downhill we still have Ireland for more years hahaha ha ha ahahaaaajaha.......

The coaching staff is awful. Why is the #3 overall pick not playing? Or any other rookie, for that matter?

oscar, here are workable solutions (that probably wouldn't matter to the end result) but at least would show the coaching staff has a pulse and a feel for the game:

1) MISDIRECTION plays. And those should come out AT THE BEGINNING of the game. Let's try to play with a lead instead of always playing catch up. The 3-and-out first quarters are really trying my patience.

2) Why can EVERY OTHER TEAM use screens against an aggressive defense but us? Why can't we make that play work? Allow the defenders to come in, have the RB (NOT WR) roll out far enough he's past the DL with our OL in front of him and that's when you FLOAT the ball over their heads to your RB with room in front to run. Friggin' practice it enough and maybe it'll work like EVERY.OTHER.TEAM!

3) Since we've gone 2 games now with last minute drives stalled by sacks/turnovers, how about not having a RB on those 2 min drives, and instead having 2 TE's with one kept in to help Clabo block (since he can't block for squat)? I thought Sims was supposed to be a good blocker. Why hasn't the coaching staff thought of giving our OL help (the way Sparano used to do)?

4) NATE GARNER ANYONE? You're telling me all of a sudden the guy can't get on the field (when he looked pretty good last year and in the past)? Even to light a fire under someone's arse?

5) Something Miami obviously has never heard before...BUMP AND RUN! It's 3rd and 12, and our CBs are playing 5 yards off every receiver. Why not bump them and disturb the route to give the DL time to hurry the QB?

6) NEW RUNNING PLAYS. Up the middle from a shotgun read-option formation DOES. NOT. WORK. FOR. THIS. TEAM. WHY keep running it? Game after game? With the EXACT. SAME. RESULTS?

7) Stop ruining our kicker asking him to make 54, 56, 57 yard FGs at the end of the game. You're asking too much of a rookie. Put it on your offense to get closer.

8) We won the first 3 weeks because teams didn't have tape on us. NOW THEY DO. And our tendencies are so damned obvious. Hence the jumped route Pick 6 yesterday. My grandmother who's never seen a Dolphins game could have known that was the play. Seriously? Same out pattern Tannehill ALWAYS throws. If it's not an out to Wallace, it's an out to Hartline. HOW ABOUT A FRIGGIN DOUBLE MOVE? Oh yeah, that would take an extra second which Tannehill doesn't have, my bad.

9) Our best defender (Grimes) on their best receiver (in that game, Johnson). I mean, DUH!

10) CHANGE SOMETHING UP to come out on fire. Philbin tried getting the ball 1st, but it was the exact WRONG team to do it with. He should have done that with the Saints, not a practice squad QB. But script the first 10 plays. Make them plays that keep the defense guessing. If you don't get points out of them at least move the ball to give the offense some confidence early and also help field position. But 3-and-out to start the game IS NOT WORKING. Coach it. Practice it. MAKE THEM feel it. The poster who went to the game saw it. I saw it on television. It was like a lazy afternoon drive to the store. No one (offensively or defensively) looked like this was a must-win, first division game in front of the home crowd. THIS IS WHY people don't show up to the games. If you (players, coaches) don't look like you care, WHY should the fans?

I told you before the game that if we lose to the Bills, we are garbage.

We are garbage.

That's another one. It is traditional in Football that you seize that moment after a turnover(of course, only if you can feel it). Sure, take a deep shot, the other Team is still in disarray.

If a team cannot draft well and select quality FA and coaches, then the team is not going to be good. The Ireland drafts have been subpar overall. The FA signings have not helped the team very much. The coaching? Lol.

The biggest issue in the losing is Ireland. He is the zero in the equation.


Not only this game. We should literally have the exact opposite run/pass ratio. Should have 40 runs and 25 passes every game. Even if run seems to not be working in first quarter, stick with it.

This whole "this is a passing league" and trying to ride the bandwagon is what ruined this team. San Fran, Wash...when RGIII healthy...still emphasize the run and D.

this personnel on this team....we must run it.

and this game we had success running and he *still* goes away from the run when we have the lead and the ball at midfield with 3 minutes left!!!!!!!!

I think the reason there were no sacks in the first three quarters, and especially the first half, is that Tannehill was making a conscious decision to get the ball out quicker. And in doing so made some horrible throws. He'd be an effective QB behind Denver's line but he's just not processing fast enough behind ours.

Why do the DAAAFINS practice in an air conditioned dome? We gave away home field advantage with that stupid decision.
Ms. Ross needs to be reminded that nothing is worse than fan apathy.

From my perspective I see a team that has a lot of talent in places, however they are being handcuffed by an inept and underachieving coaching staff, that is too solidified in their way of thinking, to allow any change in the way they do their jobs.

The formations are what you'd expect out of a Pee Wee football team just so that the players don't get too confused, this coaching staff shows that they don't think the players are smart enough to understand what it is the coaches are trying to accomplish so they patronize the players by keeping the schemes as simple as possible.

Case in point, have any of you ever seen Mike Wallace line up on the left side of the formation, or in the slot? The closest we get to mixing things up is when we go to a bunch formation.

Why do we have a playbook with over a thousand plays in it, and we rarely run more than about 7 to 10 different plays a game?

What that tells me is that the staff doesn't trust or believe in the players, and as long as that condition exists, this team is going to underachieve, is going to lose games to awful teams, and will be lucky to win 2 more games this season.

I don't blame these players for tanking, I put the entire blame on the coaching staff, we get outcoached every week!

Remember the defensive player that shot a bird to the coaches during the Cleveland game?
He was right.

I told you before the game that if we lose to the Bills, we are garbage.

We are garbage.

Posted by: Travis | October 21, 2013 at 09:54 AM

Actually, this is the exact reason we are always mediocre (besides one Season, 2008). We lose winnable games. The ONLY way to lose that game was to give it to them (via turnovers) and what do we do, give it to them. That was a PRACTICE SQUAD QB. Who had a 50% 3rd-down conversion rate. I was sitting watching the game with my wife, and it was 3rd-and-20, and I said, "they'll probably make it." They didn't, but they still got EIGHTEEN FRIGGIN YARDS. EIGHTEEN! We can't stop a PRACTICE SQUAD QB with a couple disabled RBs and ONE healthy WR? We don't even deserve to be in the NFL. 3rd best team in the division, right now I'm wondering if we're the 3rd best team in the STATE?

Anyone notice how Tannehill constantly stared down his receivers?? He does it ALL the time! He's okay with short quick passes, but no pocket presence, holds the ball too long and is prone to too many mistakes. He is not the franchise QB of the future.
I know fin fans cry when they see players like Drew Breese and Peyton Manning passing on our team, but I have this eerie feeling they would not have faired well if they had come here either because:
As far as talent... it seems like all the players we let go, seem to thrive on other teams (Long, Carpenter, Marshall, Burnett, Dansby, Bush, Welker...) and all the talent we bring in (Ellerbe, Wheeler, Wallace...) regress??? I promise you in any other environment, they too would thrive.
This all falls on the coaching staff. It's time to clean house, get a top coach like Bill Cowher, trade for a REAL franchise QB (Matt Moore would do well in the interim) and give this team some hope again. It's not all talent that moves you forward. It's a winning attitude (just look at Buffalo - need I say more).

Sure, ETF, in this case, we depend on our sense Of Humor to off-set our frustration.

I'm sick of the losing. The stupid coaching. The lousy quarterback play. The laughable drafts. The lack of team effort. The excuses for horrid play. The empty promises of getting things fixed. The other team's players looking like Hall of Famers every week. Taking over a half a decade to rebuild to a .500 team. What a joke this team has been for so long.

I think the Fins need to hire a witch doctor, voodoo priestess, or whatever and get rid of the curse (Marino Curse???) on this team! Then, get a better OC cause Sherman is stinking the place up...

And seriously, put Jordan more in the dam game. Yes he makes mistakes but Shelby does NOTHING out there... NOTHING. yeah he's good in the summer against other teams non players but he was an undrafted free agent for a reason (and it wasn't behhavioural or injury related). Wake is limited, put in the guy that can make a play.

Same thing with Taylor instead of Wilson. Wilson allows the other team to make a reception and a first down anyway, at least put in a guy with superior athletic ability and a nose for the football.

The reason why we drafted Jordan and Taylor was so that we wouldn't be exposed to Wilson and Shelby.

Smae can be said for jenkins over Trusnik.

Jekins will hit you and can cover. Trusnik ... not so sure what he does.

I hate Mike Sherman!

I'm sick of the losing. The stupid coaching. The lousy quarterback play. The laughable drafts. The lack of team effort. The excuses for horrid play. The empty promises of getting things fixed. The other team's players looking like Hall of Famers every week. Taking over a half a decade to rebuild to a .500 team. What a joke this team has been for so long.
Posted by: Sigh | October 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Lookout, DiFrancesco. We have brought in top-notch Coaches that have either burned out or gone back to their coaching ways. There is something about Miami that makes it the Graveyard of Coaches and Players. I have felt it since years ago. Hocus-pocus? Hmm.., maybe, but when you are after a solution you discard no possibility.

Jordan is this years Ted Ginn.


Got your message to me this morning. Check. My question to you is, having seen what the coaching has produced, do you still want this coaching staff for 5 years? I mean, I can't take this for another four years. To lose to BUFFALO, with their fourth string QB playing, coming off a bye is inexcusable. This is NOT a playoff team. No way!!

I'm sick to my stomach this morning too. No excuse for this crap!! I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again, that loss was on Tannehill. People need to stop sugar-coating things. He's the QB. And to be clear, this is the guy I wanted the team to draft at 8 and no I haven't given up on him. But guys the OL wasn't that bad yesterday. Sacks are going to happen every game. Buffalo has a good front seven. There was no pressure on Tannehill on the pick six, he had all day on the pick in the End Zone and he must have felt the pressure on the fumble. Bottom line, he didn't step up against a team we HAD to beat. Now if guys want to blame everybody but the guy who was responsible, then I think you're missing the big picture.

I said at the beginning of the year - the Dolphins season will depend onw hther they win the games they are SUPPOSED to win - Buffalo, Jets, Tampa, Cleveland, etc. - well they just gave one away yesterday and now have to play Buffalo at their place the 2nd time. These are games they have to have.

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