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Word of the day for the Dolphins: Regression.

BOSTON -- They led 17-3. They rushed for 156 yards and averaged 5-yards a carry. Tom Brady was less than mediocre, throwing for only 116 yards with one touchdown and one interception with a visibly swollen throwin hand. New England right tackle Sebastian Vollmer broke his leg and left the game, joining Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, who are done for the season, and cornerback Aqib Talib, who didn't play.

And given all these advantages and perfect scenarios, the Dolphins still lost?

Yes, the Dolphins lost.

And that leads me to the word for today: Regression.

As I write in my column in today's Miami Herald, the Dolphins collapsed and they are in full blown regression.

The Dolphins have regressed from the team they were last year at this time when they were getting better results with less talent.

The Dolphins have regressed from September when they were 3-0.

The Dolphins have regressed to the point they're arguably the worst team in the AFC East. That's right, Miami is in third place with a 3-4 record behind the Patriots and the Jets and just ahead of the Bills. But Miami has a division worst 0-2 record and they already lost to the last-place Bills.

How is any of that better than it was last year?

And amid all of this the Dolphins are borderline delusional.

"No, I don't feel like the season is starting to slip away because we have a great team," nickel back Jimmy Wilson said.

Is he serious?

Wilson went on to say the Dolphins need to win the next four games to make up for the last four consecutive losses. Well, the Dolphins are 2 1/2 games out of first place already and they're not getting stronger but they better start winning very soon if they want to salvage this season.

But how to do that when they're getting worse?

Ryan Tannehill is playing worse now than he played in September.

The talent level is getting worse with the loss of wide receiver Brandon Gibson for the season.

And the play-calling? It's getting worse. Consider that it's bad when offensive coordinator Mike Sherman abandons the running game when it isn't blowing the opponent away. On Sunday, he abandoned it when it was working! In a close game!

And now the players are noticing.

"It seemed like we were running the ball real well, we were effective," guard Richie Incognito said. "It was third and manageable; we were picking up big chunks on the ground. I think we got away from that in the second half. That is kind of where we kind of sputtered."

Tell me something ... why aren't Miami's rookies playing?

Why is Nolan Carroll playing -- and giving up a TD pass as soon as he enters the game -- but second-round pick Jamar Taylor and third-round pick Willie Davis are inactive? Well, either those kids are not very good (which is on the personnel department) or they are not being developed (which is on the coaching staff).

Why is first round pick Dion Jordan a part-time player but less talented, less upside Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby are playing more? I know Jordan is talented. It seems every time he's on the field, something good happens. But he's not really on the field all that much. How are coaches arriving at those decisions to play a better player less?Cluelessjoe

Why has Mike Wallace looked so ineffective? He came to the Dolphins as an accomplished deep threat. He came here without major issues about his hands. Now that he's with the Dolphins he cannot get deep and cannot hold on to the football? Sorry, I don't buy it's all on Wallace. The Dolphins blamed Brandon Marshall when he didn't produce as much in Miami as in Denver. Then Marshall went to Chicago and produced at a very high level again.

After a while it's not the player we should be looking at. It's the people charged with developing those players and the system those players are put in.

So where do we go from here?

Well, general manager Jeff Ireland needs to find a wide receiver because the Dolphins only have three on the roster and one on the practice squad.

Will he chase Hakeem Nicks? Josh Gordon? Justin Blackmon? Greg Jennings?

The trade deadline is Tuesday. Ireland addressed the desperate need for an offensive tackle by trading for Bryant McKinnie. And although the Dolphins gave up six sacks Sunday -- all in the second half -- four of those came when the Patriots figured out Sherman had no intention of running the football.Tannesack

The AFC East is still wide open, because the Patriots seem vulnerable despite their 6-2 record. The team has multiple injured players, including Brady who nonethless denied his swollen throwing hand was swollen. 

Unfortunately, the Dolphins don't currently have the feel of a team that is ready to turn things around. Sometimes they start poorly. Sometimes they finish poorly. Sometimes they can't run. Sometimes they give up on the run even when they're running well. Wide receivers don't get open quickly, or don't get open deep, or drop too many passes.

The defense that was supposed to make more game-defining plays doesn't. 

And Tannehill fumbles or throws the interceptions or shows little pocket or situational awareness -- particularly lately.

There's a word for all of that: Regression.

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like randy quaid said in major league "back up the truck, back it up! Let's tear this place down and turn the whole thing into a parking lot" Ross your in real estate, make it happen!

"Tannehill in his 2nd Season has proven the same. He shows flashes, but disappoints."

Here's the problem and why I'm not ready to give up on Tannehill yet.

The "flashes" happen when the team is blocking and running well. The kid looks like a top 10 qb, like yesterday, his first half was phenomenal. Compare that to Henne, who showed flashes but always had an oline and good running game. Henne showed us he can be really bad when things were going well. He didn't need the team to collapse around him. We could be on a 14 play drive where he was eight of nine and then he throws a pick six.

Every time I see Tannehill play with a running game and a little protection he shines. As soon as the running game is abandoned and the oline falters, so does Tannehill. Matt Ryan and Eli Manning are having the same exact issues right now. Some qbs just can't do it all on their own, that's the reality of the NFL. There are very few "elite" qbs who can carry a team on their backs.

He will never be elite, if we want an elite qb we better start drafting one every single year and cross our fingers. If we want a winning team that challenges for championships we had better change the front office, AND THAT STARTS WITH IRELAND .

WPF @ 11:04, he may or may not be ruined. Too early to say ... but I'm convinced we are at the point of no return with this guy. he has to play it out unless he's too injured (which may or may not be a clever ruse to save face at this time anyway).

By the way, everyone discussing letting Bush walk (which I hated but this staff never used him properly either) but what about trading Bess? I said, injuries happen and you had a nice luxury of him being your 4th Wr to start the season. I mean, who are we going to get to replace Gibson now? bess would've been jsut about perfect in the slot, no? And for what, not evena pick we got for him, just a slight upgrade in the 5th round??? Pure garbage and that one is on the coaching staff because they called out Bess on his toughness for some crazy reason.

Armando, could you write a column on how some of the officiating was a bit suspect? I think there needs to be enough noise to have the NFL review some of these calls made against the Dolphins. Granted, the Pats made some great plays and the officiating for the most part has been pretty good, but 3 major suspect calls this past game is too much of a margin for error (Pass Interference against Wilson when he clearly broke on the ball and not on the receiver, Vernon reaching for the ball that could have been interpreted either way - a missed attempt to pull the ball in or tap it backwards, and missed offensive pass interference against Dobson when he clearly pushed Patterson in the back to get open to catch and run for 1st down).

Not to mention the Ravens game...another phantom pass interference against Carroll, the missed call on the FG attempt at the end of the game. Yes, I am glad the NFL has addressed the missed call on the FG attempt.

Not trying to whine here, but if the game was called well with possibly only 1 suspect call (I'd give them the Vernon fumble recovery attempt call), it is what it is - but this is too many suspect calls that could have turned the outcome of the game. Yes, we were outplayed much of the 2nd half, but I am just asking for some attention for the NFL to tighten up their officiating.

Tannehill in his 2nd Season has proven the same. He shows flashes, but disappoints."

Posted by: Phins78 | October 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Phins 78, That's the same thing my wife say's about me............

Wallace = Edward Scissorhands, HAHAHAHA!!! Funny Mark. Yeah, Sherman sees something that works once and puts it in his back pocket to use once all is lost. Yet the out pattern we throw 20 times a game until the defender wises up and jumps the route, or the read option that Tannehill tricks no one on and ALWAYS hands off to the RB up the middle keeps getting recycled over and over and over again. To DD's point, I think that was Sherman's thinking, that those runs worked so well, the defense would wise up and stop them in the 2nd half. And Sherman doesn't HAVE ANY OTHER RUNS!!! So he went to the pass.

But DD, I agree with what you said. Sherman is horrible at adjusting. And makes horrible decisions and situational play calling. But if the HC loves him, and both are too stubborn to know when they are wrong, what can be done until the whole thing blows up?

I stand by what I said a few weeks ago, if you've been a mediocre team for 5 straight years, then NO ONE'S JOB SHOULD BE SAFE. From GM to jock cleaner.

IRA, most of the posts on here depress me (truths hurt), you at least make me laugh...Ireland and strategy in same sentence...LOL...That man doesn't even have a strategy for wiping his rear

WPF, never been a Matt Moore fan. he's never done anything in his career to make me give him faith other than beat teams that have given up the ghost for dreams of a better draft pick. posted by Mark in Toronto
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Your statement has no validity at all. Moore was the number 12 passer in the NFL when given the chance to play. He had the Dolphins ahead of both the Patriots and Giants until the final minute of the games. That was the year both of those teams met in the Super Bowl. The Dolphins did not have the talent now on the team. Just because your not a fan of his does not mean anything. He was paid a lot of money to be the back up QB due to his production when he was given the chance to play......

Blaming the officials after a loss is a good strategy for losers to deflect criticism of the front office. So can we all agree it wasn't Jeff Ireland, and his personnel decisions, but the referees who are responsible for the Dolphins collapse the last few games? Steve is helping but other Jeff Ireland fans and apologists need to step up big time.

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YOU ROTTEN MOBS! YOU OVERPAID WEENIES! MILD THING! YOU MAKE MY BUTT STING! I DETEST YOU! YOU'RE ALL GARBAGE! ALL OF YOU! BACK UP THE TRUCK! BACK IT UP!
i didn't even need to change a word

Cuban, tell her it's a sophomore slump.

Phins, I'd agree with you about Tannehill but am seeing recurring issues. I mean, this year is an outlier, but ALL QBs will feel pressure during their careers. It's just the good ones seem to always (or most of the times) turn those plays into positive plays. They execute under pressure. Tannehill has yet to show that consistently. That's a problem.

NOT FEELING PRESSURE. Again, most good QBs have that sixth sense where they feel pressure. Luck is great at escaping and running for positive yardage. Simms was saying it yesterday, he wishes Tannehill would run more. You feel the pressure, GET OUT OF THERE. He's not Manning, or Marino, he's an athletic kid. If he doesn't run now, when will he ever run? To me, that's an innate knowledge that can't be taught. Let's call it "gamer sense". Tannehill doesn't seem to have it. Yes, he needs at least a baseline level of protection, I get it. But if we're going to have to wait for a Top 5 or 10 OL before our QB can succeed than I say what good is it to keep the QB? What happens when we lose an OL and now we're right back where we started? No thanks. I want to see my QB do it at the worst of times, so that I know it's worth waiting to see what he does in the best of times. Right now, I'm waiting for the next guy.

Moore is not the answer. He's not rescuing this team and he will never lead a team to a super bowl. The only thing Moore people , (and don't get me wrong he's a great guy)hang their hat on is the #12 passer ranking one season in his 8 year career. That's the answer? He was mediocre that year as well. Fumbles, interceptions, disappearing in the second half of important games. Sound familiar? Don't you remember?

Phins78 @ 11:20. It should also be mentioned that of the 2nd year QBs, he and RG3 and Wilson are all struggling right now. Thing is Seattle has a winning record becasue Wilson only drops back 27 times a game when the league average is 34 going into this week.

Tannehill 37 times a game, RG3, 40 times a game.

Even the prodigious Andrew Luck is only asked to go back 32 times a game.

I could go on and on. newton only passes 28 times a game, Kape 26.

The only young Qb who passes more than the league avg and is in his 3rd year or less is Dalton. But he has a wonderful o line and isn't get hit nowhere near as much. He's having a great year but he is the exception to this bunch.

The game planning has been really odd, especially for such a green QB.

..DC..I wish that I could ask Sherman why he does some of the thing he does. I know this will never happen, and if it did, He would probably put me in my place, or give some vague B.S. answer. I have to know why so many of the plays that seem to fail are run out of 1 particular personnel grouping. I want to know if I am crazy, or if what I am seeing is actually what is happening.

Gotta say that I have'nt seen such ineptness in our WR since Ted(I fall down)Ginn terrorized side-lines.....

Promichael, Moore's a bum. If was anywhere as good as you say, he would've started for someone this offseason. He's no more than in case of emergency break glass QB.

"but ALL QBs will feel pressure during their careers. It's just the good ones seem to always (or most of the times) turn those plays into positive plays"

Two things. Tannehills passer rating was actually higher when being blitzed before the last few weeks. He would make the defense pay for blitzing. As a matter of fact, he was either 2nd or 3rd in the league with completion percentage during the blitz. These stats are out there for all to see.

It's the last few weeks he has regressed. The defense has regressed, the oline is still terrible, and the rbs and tes still can't block. I'm giving up on the coaching staff long before I'm giving up on a young player who has shown ability. Like Mando said, word of the day, regression.

Players who should be improving are all getting worse. I wonder what Harbaugh could do with Tannehill.

I just want to see Tannehill work under a coach like Carroll or Harbaugh. Just anyone with a little heart.

Craig M at 10:37. Good work setting the bar for Jeff Ireland to stay at a 6-10 record. I say 5-11 should be good enough for him to be retained. That would only take two more wins this season, but honestly, I am getting a little worried.

Yeah Mark, Dan Henning would have fit in perfectly on this staff. Another rigid coach.

"The plays are fine, it's the players faults."

But why haven't you changed up some plays to take advantage of the players strengths?

"Shouldn't have to, play book is sound, players need to execute"

So incredibly tired of this attitude.

Look at the ever present facial expressions of Tannehill and Philbin. Notice anything strikingly similar? It's that perpetual deer-in-the-headlights look.

Picking a mid-leval wide receiver as a to-be franchise quarterback for an NFL team is beyond comprehension.

That was Sherman's doing, Ireland's responsible for selling it, and ultimately Ross' fault for buying it.

Mark from Toronto,

Moore is not be the long term answer. However he has produced wins for the Dolphins. That is better than not being able to read the blitz, not releasing early, fumbling and giving away games with turnovers. Look at the stats for the amount of turnovers by the QB T-hill. No team can win with what he is doing. Teams will have to beat the Dolphins with Moore as QB as opposed to being handed the ball with turnovers...

Dude, Craigs not here, why are you talking to him? You miss him or something?

Moore isn't going to "save" this season. We need a reboot of the coaches and GM. Sadly I can see the writing on the wall for this season. We play it out with the coaches we have and it's a disaster. Ross is so inept football wise that when he finally feels the pressure to make changes we'll probably end up with Norv Turner at HC.

I would like to know why I'm not reading about Philbin not challenging the Marshall no-catch? They didn't speak of it much during the game, and there was surprisingly little replay... Why? Ask the question please...am I missed something? That looked like an inbound catch... and that catch and continued possession could have been a game changer.
Someone look at the tape, and for christs sake ask the question. Report!

Has anyone ever seen Chad Henne and Ryan Tannehill at the same party? Nope because they are the same person or at least same quarterback... 3 more ineffective years and we will draft yet another ineffective QB maybe one that played center in college this time and then decided no I'd rather be a QB!

Why is it every time one person uses an old boring line like "drinking the koolaid" or " deer in the headlights" 5 other people have to copy it?

'What a cool saying that I have never heard before, I'm going to use that in my next 5 posts'.

craappppp

Phins78, I really resent the way the other apologists such as Craig have disappeared today. Jeff Ireland needs our help! Some of the criticisms are pretty valid, and we need to work together to deflect them. Jeff Ireland is being treated like a red headed stepchild on this blog, and I am pretty steamed! Even though he is actually red headed.

Tannehill-No Emotion,Not a Leader (Yet)
Wallace-No Heart
Philbin-No Emotion
Team-No Heart (Hartline is an exception)

Just once I'd like to see Tannehill get up off his can after a sack a scream in the O-line's faces (Marino Like), Or Philbin jaw someone on the sideline when they do something stupid

..Mark..Exactly. The difference between Wilson and Tannehill..Wilson makes HUGE plays when his team needs him to. Not necessarily with his arm either. His line sucks as well, they are brutal when it comes to pass protection. But they commit to the run, they don't ask Wilson to do to much. Do you see the theme? Tannehill is asked to do way to much in this offense.

I blame Philbin...I really do. He has to know that this is the issue. I know that he came here, and everyone had their own ideas of what kind of offense we would play..It is not going to work with the pieces we have. It is not going to work with the quarterback we have. Not right now. This is why it is so frustrating to watch..It just seems like the team is rushing Tannehill into being a quarterback that he is not yet capapble of being. Why put so much pressure on him to be the everything in this offense.

Look at RGIII...Last year they ran the ball. He hardly had to throw it. When he did it was successful because the run set up the pass. Look at yesterdays game. It mirrored our game in a lot of ways..Alfred Morris had close to 100 yards rushing in the first half. The Skins were up 2 td's..then all of a sudden. The Skins stopped running, and asked RG III to go win the game with his arm...Even he isn't ready to do this..to throw it 35-40 times a game..Look what happened..Turnovers, sacks, lost lead..RG III crushed. For what? To prove you can throw it??

BOTTOM LINE:

Tanne is a bust

Your team is a reflection of your coach....

that's what we got...emotionless and lack of fire players

Promichael, Moore turns over the ball as much as Tannehill. U aren't going to get relief there.

I don't blame Tannehill in large part because his line has been so bad this year. You tend to get a little skittish out there when you never know which part is going to break down on you, and where the next bone rattling hit is going to come from.

He's much better than Henne, and yes, better than Moore. Can he develop into the long term answer though is the big question, and it's so much of a question the Dolphins should look at their options come season end.

I do believe Philbin is over his head, and he's just not a good communicator. He's a technical guy that likes to develop a game plan, but I don't see him as a great teacher or coach for the players to believe in.

As for Ireland, he's awful, and I don't see how the Dolphins can ever win with him as GM.

Posted by: keeneye | October 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM

That whole game had a set up feel to it. From the horrible calls to not showing the replay in the stadium. Seriously, the coaching staff didn't even get a chance to see the play because someone at the stadium decided not to show it on the big screen.

Belichick cried to his buddy Goodell about the Jets play and all of the sudden there's a game with that many questionable calls going on? Give me a f$#@ing break! No way this is all coincidence. Yahoo has a story up about the Phins being robbed by the refs.

Cayman @ 11:47. Impossible becausee Henne is too busy posting here as Exposing the Fraud on a daily basis and even during games.

Mark from Toronto

Why did he have the Dolphins against two of the best teams in the league ahead until the final minute. How did he get to be rated # 12 for NFL QB's if what you indicated is accurate. You can not just give your opinion without any basis.

DD @ 11:49. The numbers do back up what ur saying. the young qbs who are insulated by good running games and defenses that cause turnovers have winning teams. The ones who are asked tos houlder the load are losing. That simple.

IRA, no one is right. Who cares what Craig said, we all say things and are all wrong or right from time to time. Why hold one poster accountable for an opinion when there are hundreds here each day?

We can all see the problems and they start at the top. Ross' biggest mistake was not firing Sparano and Ireland together three years ago before he went to visit Harbaugh. Had he made the right decision there Harbaugh would be our coach, we would have a different gm, and we probably wouldn't be having ANY of these conversations. Ross has to try again, but he first has to realize tying himself to Ireland is a losing proposition.

Solution: LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS for the team. Until the 2nd hand coaches and GM AND OWNER are gone.....this is how it will be.

This is how I cope, I just don't expect much.
And I feel sorry for the players.....(for the past 7 years too).

players who have left and excelled:

crocker - bengals
dansby - back in Arizona
carpenter - buffalo
satele - indy (I think)
marshall - Chicago
j long - rams

COACHING AND GM is killing the team

As for Ireland, he's awful, and I don't see how the Dolphins can ever win with him as GM.

Posted by: Statler
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The Dolphins will have to fire Ireland if they are going to become a playoff team. He has a track record of not being able to provide the talent needed for the Dolphins to win in the NFL.

Seriously, the proof against Ireland and Philbin is in Barry Jacksons blog. He lays it right out, no nonsense. And he's right, the evidence is overwhelming that neither of these guys is the right fit.

promichael, for some reason QB rating does not factor in fumbles into the equation. Thus his rating can be looked at as inflated. keep in mind he also played behind a way better line and Reggie Bush had the best streak of play in his career during that Moore stretch.

Also the defense was rounding into shape and played way better than they did for ETf (I mean Chad Henne).

And winning until the last minute does not mean he won.

Miami had a chance to win in the final seconds against Baltimore and Buffalo. What does that mean???

Also Matt Moore has never beat a winning team in his 8 year career.

And the line is nowhere near as good as it was when he played last .. and there is no Reggie Bush picking up 200 yards rushing in any given game anymore.

Moore's attempts per game and yards passing per game were both below the league average during his run ... forget Matt Moore. The next Qb for the Miami Dolphins is either Tannehill or playing in college right now. And depending on who is making the decisions next draft, may be even Johnny Manziel. Imagine that circus ...

..Mark in Toronto..That is all I am trying to say. I think is it is unfair, and unreasonable to ask Tannehill to do what they have been asking him to do. That's all. Let him develop into a quarterback that can throw it as many times as we have asked him to rather then forcing him. It isn't like we are getting blown out of games. I just think it is a bad way to go about learning the position. We are going to lose some games regardless. So do we crush this young guys future just so we can prove a point(That we are a passing team..said with chest puffed out) or do we look in the mirror and find a way to change for the well being of the franchise future.

I am afraid that we will lose this quarterback if we keep going on the same path. How could anyone play quarterback under these circumstances?

Have to go guys. A loss Thursday would be devastating. At that point I wouldn't think ANYONES job would be safe.

And the Fire Ireland crowd will grow, I'm fully onboard now, no more waiting.

(I did have the phins going 5-4 through nine before the season started, they need to win these next two games but with the loss of Gibson and the coaching staffs seeming incompetence I don't see it happening now. So sad.

mark, m m won the fedex air award 2 weeks in a row in 2011. he beat out a ton of starters,
taint ain't ever gonna sniff that award.
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and no, i don't want m m coming in and winning 4 meaningless games so the next regime has a chittier draft slot.

78, a wee bit sore r we 2day huh?
lol

...Gotta go cut firewood..Supposed to get 15 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow..The hits keep coming!

In Economics, years of Regression becomes a Depression. And these Dolphins have given us plenty of Depression time and time again. They go in with the mindset that they can't win cause that's the way it's been all these years. Just blow this team up like Cleveland and start over. It gives us more hope than waiting for misfit pieces to come together.
We need a team that has a sense of urgency, to use every second to try to score, not walk up to the ball when you're behind or if we're too far to score right before the half. Step on their throats, pedal to the floor when you have a team down. No killer instinct nor ways to finish off opponents. Just sick of this sack of sh*t team.

78, come tues. nite u'll be 10 x's more pixxed than u r now,and after thurs.nites slaughter,u'll be a zombie and will fit right in with the neighborhood kidz on halloween
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Phins78, if ur still here, I want to say a big FU to your Islanders for trading Matt Moulson t our division rival Sabres. This guy scores every game against the leafs and now is a division rival, playing closer to home and will play more often against us. Thanks for nothing.

Phins78,

I don't think anyone is trying to say, 'Moore saves the season'. To me the season was lost when we lost to Buffalo at home. If we all agree that the OL is a problem and that Tannehill can't do it by himself with the line and lack of running game that we have, then what's the point of having him out there? I'm not saying 'bench for the rest of the season' but how about giving him a week or two to heal up and see things from a different standpoint. I'd like to see if Moore can get Wallace going. What if he can? Wouldn't that tell us a thing or two about Tannehill? I think there's some things that need to be answered about this kid and I don't see how sending him out there and getting him sacked 6 times every game answers anything.

Honestly (and I'm not saying you Phins78), I think there are some guys on here that are fearful that Tannehill will be exposed as being just not good enough. I think we need to find that out ASAP, cause if he's not then it's time to start working on someone else via the draft

I have followed this team since its birth, yep, I am that old. This team began its crumbling to obsolete when Joe Robbie sold the team and Don Shula was run out of town. Marino wasn't even given the respect to be able to leave the game on his own terms. Every owner since Robbie has only cared about the almighty dollar, not the success of this team. It is evident in the way personnel is handled and how most good coaches and players avoid this team.

I belive the right move at this point is to try to trade Mike Wallace. He is a one dimensional receiver that drops a lot of passes for the type of game plan we use him in. He is not a fit and its only a matter of time before he becomes and even bigger problem. Besides where ever he ends up, he will have around 800yds and about 10 TDs as other coaching staffs are going to be able to utilize him properly.

Time to face facts. This team is not going to cut it. That stadium is going to be empty for the remaining home games with the exception of a few die hards and some opposing fans looking to get a break from winter for a few days.

Its time to face facts and move on because what this team is will just not cut it in this league. Not only does it get crushed by the upper echelon teams, it struggles to compete with the lower rung of teams.

My point is, if Moore plays and looks better and the offence plays better, doesn't that tell us Tannehill's not nearly as good as he needs to be. Doesn't that tell us there's a problem with the kid?

I think there's people here who are afraid of this being the case and I'm saying who cares....let's find out sooner rather than later if we need to make plans to move on from Tannehill.

And Mark, I don't think Moulson is in Buffalo for long. He's a UFA at the end of the season and will be moved before the deadline for something of value for the Sabres.

I can't begin to imagine the amount of empty seats at stadium on Thursday and sadly I'm questioning my seat on the couch at the same time. I was born on the day of their first game in 66, my Grandfather and Dad were buried in their Dolphin jerseys and I will be too. I'm not quitting on them, but just not sure if my time to tailgate on Thursday at home before gathering on the couch is worth the effort. Fins sort of Up...

U guys really think ur coaches with all these elaborate answers, especially mark in toronto. Just switch the QB and see what happens

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