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Live blog: Dolphins vs. Panthers

It's all there for the Dolphins today.

No, really, by the end of the day the Dolphins could find themselves alone in second place in the AFC East, only one game out of first place if the following scenario happens:

The Dolphins beat Carolina. The Jets and Pats lose games they may very well lose.

But ...

The Dolphins have to do their part. First. Foremost.

They must beat a team that has won six consecutive games.

The Dolphins inactives today are no surprise: C Mike Pouncey, G Danny Watkins, CB Dimitri Patterson, QB Mike Gillislee, QB Pat Devlin, and DT Isaako Aaitui.

So Nolan Carroll starts at CB. The offensive line is the same as last week with Sam Brenner at left guard and Nate Garner at center.

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They need to fire Ireland the coaches... just horrible decisions and game management all the way around.

We're the Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, we SUCK again>>>

Ireland has passed on Riley Reiff the Iowa OT 2 years ago and now is a starter for the Lions--Ireland he cannot plat LT in the NFL- he is now and is good at it.

Took Dion Jordan overall # 3 an nonimpact DE and passed on Left OT Lane Johnson who is doing a very good job at LT for Eagles as a rookie

get rid of this general manager

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Seriously Pigpen not only slow but makes dumb decisions when to bring ball out.

ITs not that he doesn't have an arm guys. He doesn't have an accurate arm.

Wallace was open and underthrown late by Thill ..AGAIN for the grandstand finish.

Phins still in the playoff hunt though at 5-6 with a host of other teams.

If we do make it to the playoffs it will be a miracle. Thill played terribly today. The play at the end showed me he has issues with his head and the game.

No OL
No Kiker
Bad ref calls

No mas

Ireland has passed on Riley Reiff the Iowa OT 2 years ago and now is a starter for the Lions--Ireland he cannot plat LT in the NFL- he is now and is good at it.

Took Dion Jordan overall # 3 an non-impact DE and passed on Left OT Lane Johnson who is doing a very good job at LT for Eagles as a rookie

get rid of this general manager

Philbin is a high character guy. He is a man of honor and integrity, and he is a freaking LOSER. Get him out of this job and give it to someone who has a clue. A 3 year old would know better than to call those time outs and IMO that is a fireable offense.

i get ur pt dc, but still had chance with 4th and 10 and blew it. we would of taken that anyday

Nothing wrong with this Game. We got beat by a Team that has better playmakers than we have, Newton, SS, Kuechly . Good Game.

Ireland has passed on Riley Reiff the Iowa OT 2 years ago and now is a starter for the Lions--Ireland he cannot plat LT in the NFL- he is now and is good at it.

Took Dion Jordan overall # 3 an nonimpact DE and passed on Left OT Lane Johnson who is doing a very good job at LT for Eagles as a rookie

get rid of this general manager

Philbin is going to give a rousing post game speech off of cue cards. He will praise the Panthers, the referees, the Nfl management, baby Jesus and all the groundskeepers. He is a stand up guy.

Orlando, you cannot blame the defense entirely, yes they needed a stop but the Offense did nothing, zero, nada the whole second half. Half time non adjustments again. Just when you think the coaches have it together they prove again that they fail to realize half time is when the other team make adjustments. Disgusted and pissed off, yet again, week after week, this team has the talent but the second half coaching has been pathetic since week 2

oscar, there's a ton wrong with this game...

start with the fins need to stop trying 50+ yard field goals... they should go for it on 4th and short from no-mans land... at least you have a shot to keep the ball instead of give it back to them at midfield.

16 points first half "ZERO" after halftime....EXCEPTIONAL COACHING I'D SAY...WOW THEY SUCK!!!!

Rankin relax. The team has some good players, they just got beat by a more talented team and a better coaching staff. However, they played their tails off. Wake, Vernon, and Jordan are going to be great players. Tannehill threw for over 300 yards, and he has no O-Line or running game. Next year we just need to tweak the defense, get a couple of offensive linemen, and a RB. We have a good defense, a quality QB, great WRs, and a good TE. We are a few pieces away. I am disappointed too but we are closer than ever.

If Dolphins take solace in losing to every team that has more/better playmakers than they do, they will never win another game!

Last play just heave to end zone and hold breath vs looking for open guy and take sack. THill football intelligence lacking.

WHO WANTS THEM TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS..SO T6HEY CAN GET BLOWN OUT ON NATIONAL TV..THIS TEAM HAS PROBLEMS IT STARTS WITH THE COACHING..LAST WEEKS WIN VS. THE CHARGERS PUT THE COACHING ASIDE FOR YOU GUYS..BUT SEE HOW THEY RUN OUT OF OFFENSIVE PLAYS IN THE SECOND HALF.THE OFFENSIVE IS HORRIBLE.TANNEHILL DOESN'T MAKE ALOT OF THROWS ON HIS OWN..THIS TEAM NEEDS TO CHANGE AND IT STARTS WITH PHILBIN..BE PATIENT GUYS WHY YOU WANT THEM IN THE PLAYOFFS WHY..ALSO THE PANTHERS ARE HAVING A GREAT YEAR ..THATS WHY THEY WON..NEXT WEEK THE BUCS WHO RE PLAYING HARD FOR A REAL COACH..WHO HAS ADJUSTED.WILL BEAT THEM.

Too many of you are being too hard on my guys. I have the utmost confidence in their skills. I am happy because they work cheap and don't cost me many shekels.

It's the QB stupid eh?
Haha

WHY THE F%^K WERE WE CALLING TIMEOUTS ON THE OTHER TEAMS GAME WINNING DRIVE? FIRE EVERYONE ROSS!!!

Season over now let's start renovating our team starting with GM Ireland
had plenty of mulligans. Ireland was never GM before coming to Miami and his tenure has to come to an end. Ireland had plenty of years to build a offensive and every year he's failed along with finding a running back. No team in the NFL will win without a offensive line.
We need some proven winners in our front office and coaching staff. Just look at our franchise not one proven winner from administration to players. It's frustrating we have to rebuild every two to three years but sooner or later Ross needs to figure it out. Go get Dungy and Gruden to start with.

#$%&*%$#@&*

Oscar, good game. We had that game to win in the first half. WE had the sword at the Panthers throat and let them off the hook man.

YOu have the ball at the 8 yard line after an int by Carroll. You have to but the ball in the endzone on three passes there.

The dumb ass D at the end of the half. 3 points gifted to the Panthers. We should have called a TO, out that fourth down to get ready for it. Panthers had a jump on us and we couldn't get set for that play.

Weak coaching and some very telling plays from Thill.

Wallace could have had it at the end, but the underthrow late killed it.

Until the QB is gone the Dopephins will always suck balls eh?

mrdodger...what makes you think they're going to win another game?

Philbin keeps praising the panthers. Only a loser does that. No wonder his kid killed himself.

How can we not score 1 point in the second half, again? 7 games without a 4th quarter TD, un fuc%^ng believable

Everyone is bashing Thill...great job of running by our backs today...how many times did Miller run backwards to give up more yardage, how many tackles did they break??? Thill, missed one pass to Wallace by over throwing him, (didn't think he could), ref's blew the call when they picked up flag, that was a clear head shot with crown of helmet (Kuechly should end up fined this week for that) and if they call that who knows how many points come out of it, but no way Carolina has time for field goal at end of the Half. Last pass to Wallace was not under thrown, Wallace DROPPED it....

Terrible reversal on the helmet to helmet in endzone. Terrible personal foul call on out of bounds hit on Newton. Can't run. Can't protect Tannehill in the 4th. Cant score a single second half point and on and on. But with all that ... I don't want to hear one more thing out of Wallaces trap after that long ball drop with seconds left. Im no apologist for Tannehill but that ball was catchable and Wallace didn't ... most probably for the game.
I wont even bother getting started on play calling but I will say ... nice job on the O-line personell Ireland. And Incognito, Pouncey and Martin being out are NOT the reason why the line sucks.

Can't win if you scoreZERO points in second half This organization is the worst in ALL sports

Timeouts right call once in FG range to get you ball back otherwise score TD no time left or kick FG to tie no time

You really could write a case study on the pure ineptitude at every level of this organization. It is unbelievable. Do we have ONE good player? Tannehill NEVER does enough to win the game for the team, Our OLine is crap our running backs are crap, our receivers are all #3s. Our high priced linebackers are TERRIBLE our stud strong safety got paid and got lazy, our supposed "great pass rushers" never get sacks when we need them to (ok that one time vs Cincinatti)... Our head coach is LAUGHABLY clueless, the only compliment I have every heard from anyone is "hes a nice guy"; our GM fails year after year after year to improve the team and our MORON owner cannot see pure failure for what it is and wants to stay the course. WTF Dolphins you are a joke in every sense of the word. How can any person involved in the organization justify admission prices of $100 + / ticket to see this flying circus. It looks like not to many people are btw... get a clue and clean house, hiring competent folks to run this organization or sell to someone who will.

NO MORE PLAYOFF TALK....GUYS..IT'S OVER..EVEN IF THEY SAY THEY'RE STILL IN IT..THE O RUNS OUT OF PLAYS IN THE SECOND HALF OF GAMES..THE COACHING IS AWFUL..TONY SPORANO WASN'T THIS BAD..BAD PLAY CALLING ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE..THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN.....THIS IS THE WORST COACH TEAM I'VE EVER SEEN...WHY CAUSE PHILBIN GIVES HIS COACHES TOO MUCH SAY AND THEY ARE AMATEURS LIKE HIM.....HOPEFULLY THESE 5 GAMES LEFT FINISH FAST CAUSE I THINK IT'S GONNA GET WORST.

My thoughts exactly Phil

Thill fans now come crawling out of the woodwork and defens their man.

those underneath junk balls aint going to win jack diddly squatt for you. We need a QB that can put the ball on the money deep.

At least give Wallace a chance man. Wallace burned those guys all day. Where were the other deep balls ?

Its worked really well and we blew it. That K is a choker for real. He has really lost his bottle when we need him.

there are good players on this team and I think we could win with a new HC, OC and DC. Thill stays and bring in a FA or draft a QB that can use Wallce.

WE waited for a burner to come to Miami and now he is here but the QB can't throw deep.

Dolphins are snakebit. Back to drawing board on offense and quarterback..

$100 a ticket...screw that! I'll stick to hockey....'ve followed this team since its birth ad man do they SUCK

We have good Players but no special Players like they have.

Think how good this D would be with prior coordinator.

Philbin must go.
He's as worst and coward as Sparanus.
It's just unbelievable how do they let go 10-20 point advatage in 2nd halfs.
This team is rotten. The running game simply doesn't exist.
But the stupid, imbecile, 2-digit IQ, mental retarded of Ross still keeps the worst GM ever hired by an NFL team. The only explanation for this is that Ross has some kind of mental impairing.
Fans should stop attending to the stadium... In fact long ago.
It's just frustrating, just frustrating.

I don't know why anyone would be surprised with this result. When the Fins basically gift wrapped that field goal to Carolina at the end of the half, I knew we were in for another heartbreak. This team just does not have the guts to win games like this. Plain and simple. It is so apparent. Other teams find ways to win. The Dolphins find ways to lose. It's just sad, really.

This season is worse than the Cam Cameron 1-15 season. Why? because this team has talent. We have really good players. Whats lacking is the coaching to put the potential to use properly. Get Gruden. He has fire, knowledge and knows how to win. Forget Dungee, he is all talk has been with no passion and fire, he is the same as Philbin. When he got upset with the ref because of the reversal hit in the endzone was the only time he has shown any passion. Look at the winning coaches, they COACH during the game. Standing there clapping and saying lets go, go...(hmmm wonder where Thill get its) don't cut it. SHOW SOME passion and COACH. FIRE Philbin and his entire staff, hire Gurden and fans should stop going to the games and buying they stuff.

Why are people still going to games ?

The kicker ranks 30th in the NFL on FG %.

ST really sucking along with the O this year.

Our D is actually playing pretty well.

Bring in Rob Ryan and get a leader with balls into this locker room. He has the pedigree and would give the team an attitude to compete and finish games.

Sherman should resign at the end of the year.

Very good game by the players; coaches stifled the playmakers with bad play calling; the screens were a joke though, poorly executed. and THill and stoic as he is; his long throws are poor; he is a slot passer and Wallace was a waste of money. Had the refs allowed that TD and the field goal by Sturgis gone in, and the defense held on 4-10; then we would not be talking this way. So to all those clamoring for fire him, fire him, burn my team shirt, blah, blah, get a grip.
The bigger picture is not the ineptitude of the organization, but a coaching staff that does not know how to squeeze out the most of the talent on this team.

Man that win would have put us in pole position for the playoffs. Its was in the bag.

13-3, we have the ball at their 10 with 2 minutes on the clock. 20-3. Go into the second half and run the ball, we win, nah Philbin has the knack of putting us under the bus, with great regularity.

Terrible call by refs on the Matthews hit, the flag was thrown, but yet they call Jones for the late hit on Cam, WTF ???

Very good game by the players; coaches stifled the playmakers with bad play calling; the screens were a joke though, poorly executed. and THill and stoic as he is; his long throws are poor; he is a slot passer and Wallace was a waste of money. Had the refs allowed that TD and the field goal by Sturgis gone in, and the defense held on 4-10; then we would not be talking this way. So to all those clamoring for fire him, fire him, burn my team shirt, blah, blah, get a grip.
The bigger picture is not the ineptitude of the organization, but a coaching staff that does not know how to squeeze out the most of the talent on this team.

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Thill has the worst deep ball in the NFL. They shown the stat on the game.

Wallace only a waste of money if your QB can't get the ball to him.

Big Ben had the arm to get him into the game deep. Wallace is a pure burner and Thill is a short range quick hit passer.

If he was in the top 20 I'd say he shows promise and needs time. AS he is the worst in the NFL, after watching him play, he won't win us championships or even get us to the playoffs.

He stays next year and get one more chance, but we should draft a QB in 1st or 2nd round, needless to say QB is the key to win the big one.

Team is a waste of time ,energy and money

16-3 with 31 minutes to play not only loss but don't score .
Whole organization sucks

Dolphin regular bloggers not on-line either, they all probably agree with Paul.

At 5-6 we are 1/2 game back on the playoffs.... Cue Jim Mora PLAYOFFS... PLAYOFFS ????

You have to laugh sometimes DolFans or you'd cry.

Im going for a pizza and a few beers and cheer for the Giants to beat the Cowboys !!!

Marco, I don't think T-Hill is not our problem. Repeat it a thousand times, sixteen different ways does not make it truer. Again biggest issue is coaches poor decisions and not being able to maximize player's skills.

Clueless coach ,clueless GM clueless OC oh yea 4th and effin 20 just when you thought they found all ways to lose a game they find more ways gutless team

Tannehill is WAY OUT OF HIS LEAGUE !! How much moe obvious does it have o be??

Underthrows the 2nd Bob completion, should have been 7pts., instead we get 3! Continually throws 3 yard passes when its 3rd down and longer!! Has so much room to run, and just doesn't realize it! Has no idea how to Audible!Then the icing, takes a sack on final play of game! LMAO
NUFF SAID!!

PHILBIN, SHERMAN, Croyle all shold be FIRED NOW!, Not at end of season. THAT 3 points we gave them before halftime was peewee football coaching

The play not to lose, never play to win, this game made me puke in my own mouth

Spilm,

What about the fact he is the worst QB in the league over 20 yards ?

throwing 6 yard slants and outs if ine if you have Andre Johnson or Brandon Marshall.

Sherman is having to go shorst because as we have seen Thill just can't throw well over 20 yards. Come on to win in this league you have to have a deep ball.

You don't draft a QB at 8th overall with no deep weapon. They knew that and still brought in Wallce. Marshall would be a better fit for this offense.

TO be fairer to Thill. the line is really bad and the RB's don't given him any help, which is huge.

Gillislee should get a shot by default. Hope he works out. If he doesn't then we seriously have to bring new blood in.

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