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Dolphins beat Jets 23-3, still alive

East Rutherford, N.J. -- This was a butt kicking.

Even when the Dolphins led 6-0 at halftime, the Dolphins were dismantling the Jets -- holding a 265-39 edge in total yards and a 16-2 edge on first downs.

And then the Dolphins actually added points.

Ryan Tannehill, who had a fine game. He completed 28 of 43 (65.1 percent) for 331 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. His QB rating was 94.2. (I told you he could get hot in December).

He found Brian Hartline for a 31 yard score.

The QB found Mike Wallace on a 28-yard score off a screen.

And the defense, which had shut down Geno Smith in the first half, continued its dominance. Backup Matt Simms was no better after he took over a benched Smith. Simms threw two interceptions. Dannell Ellerbe and Brent Grimes had the picks.

Olivier Vernon had 2 1/2 sacks.

It was, as Joe Philbin, likes to say, a complete team win.

Did the Dolphins show some flaws? Well, yeah.

They still can't score a TD on third-and-gaol from the one yard line. They still can't get an offensive TD in the fourth quarter.

But today that didn't matter. The Jets look done.

The Dolphins are alive.

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Posted by: Idiots | December 01, 2013 at 05:00 PM

Is that your given name or your surname? It's appropriate.

I will post my name again for anybody that wants to look me up...Greg William Arnsparger. Im am not using the name of an old Dolphin great coach, retardo.....my Dad was a HUGE Bill Arnsparger fan so he gave me William as a middle name. I use one name....MY NAME! My post show Im not a TROLL.....I have CONTINUOUSLY exposed you as a TROLL by tracking your very own post.

Irish Ivan,

I agree. The Jets do not have the type of team to make the fins pay for not executing. The fins have to find a way to get the first down on third and short. If the fins make those same mistakes against the Steelers they will lose.

I am also happy to know that we are still talking playoffs in December. If we win again next week. We will be doing a lot of scoreboard watching.

Darkoak,

You are hopeless. Thanks for making the blog worse by your endless feeding of the trolls. Aren't there any pigeons on your street you can feed instead?

Monte, Zonk, ETF

Darkoak is here. Come get your dinner.

What those who rail against Tannehill don't see if that Tannehill has improved and is playing more consistant. He's taking care of the ball better and is very accurate on short and medium passes. Still need to work on the deep ball a bit more but even that is a little better. The kid just needs a solid line in front of bim and a dominant rb to take the pressure off. Tannehill's a keeper and he played very well against an excellent defense today

If Thill can't outplay geno Smith, then even you hardcore Thill fans will have your doubts, no ?

Posted by: Marco | November 30, 2013 at 05:09 PM

TROLL ALERT

On the road in a division game in December we went on the Jets field and took the game right to them. I love their misery. Nothing better than beating Rex or the cheater Pats. We are right in the mix for the playoffs. Don't you people feel silly after leaving this team for dead after every loss?

Hey Marco where are all your fellow Jets fans who disguise themselves as Phins fans? Looks like they left you here all alone to make a fool of yourself.

Bill you are right. A lot of Trolls on this blog. Don't let them bother you. I really think that there are a lot of guys here that are under the age of 14.

I honestly think that Marco cannot be older than 12. He feels older and mature because he is blogging with men. That is why I don't worry about responding to immature nonsense from these idiots. Just ignore them and keep blogging. We need mature and intelligent bloggers like yourself on this blog.

DD, agree regarding O-Line. (see my post above)
These are not your daddy's Jets, but the win is just as sweet.
The Steelers are not the Steelers this year, but even a non vintage Ben is dangerous, as will be Antonio Brown. They have not run it real well this year, which will help.

If we continue to leave so many points on the field, it will catch up to us. The Bills are explosive, so I disagree it's only the Pats and Steelers we have to worry about.


so I won't take any lectures from you, Clitt.

Posted by: Marco | December 01, 2013 at 05:04 PM

Wow didn't you just accuse me of not being "classy" I love to expose you as the TROLL SCUM HYPOCRITE YOU ARE!!

We won a huge game today. Sooo happy.

The problem is that there are too many idiots like Darkoak that respond to MarcoTroll and keep him coming back.

Monte, Zonk, ETF

Darkoak is here. Come get your dinner.

Posted by: Idiots | December 01, 2013 at 05:13 PM

"crickets"

BTW, isn't about time Ireland sit down with Grimes agent/ Every pick from now on, the price goes up several million. LOL

Bill/Clitt,

You are right, Im a troll and really love Ryan Tannehill. I love Ryan Tannehill and can see him taking us to the playoffs with easy wins over the Pats and Steelers.

Many thanks Bill/Clitt for your insight to the NFL and QB play.


I honestly think that Marco cannot be older than 12. He feels older and mature because he is blogging with men. That is why I don't worry about responding to immature nonsense from these idiots. Just ignore them and keep blogging. We need mature and intelligent bloggers like yourself on this blog.

Posted by: Orlando Dolphan | December 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM

Thanks OD....I just hate that they come on our blog and constantly berate our team. Dolphin fans don't do this to the pats, jets or bills. I have always fought for the underdog against a bully and these TROLLS are just punk internet tough guys acting like a bully

..It was nice to see players break some tackles today..This is the effort we need the next 4 weeks..Even Charmin Soft Twins Miller & Wallace broke tackles today...

Tannehill missed some throws today..Some of them that he made were great...He hit more guys in stride today then I can remember. Yes he had his share of misses. But I will take todays effort, and hopefully Tannehill keeps it rolling..

No time for up and down...

Well, a very good day on defense(4 sacks), and the oline run blocked(125yds) and pass protect(1 sack) well.

Tannehill played very well. 28-43(65%) 331yds 2 tds 1 int. Not bad at all. Tannehill showed himself very against a Rex Ryan defense that pretty much dominated him last season.

Last season Tannehill had 12 tds and 13 ints 58% completion rate. With 4 games left to play he already has 15 tds 12 ints nearly 63% completion rate.

Obviously, Tannehill isn't a finished product, but the numbers(last season vs this season) he's definitely headed in the right direction.

Was the reason Phibin didn't challenge the Gillislee run early on the fact the Jets didn't show a replay on their big screen?
I wouldn't put it past them.
That's why they're the STINKIN' JETS.

I honestly think that Marco cannot be older than 12. He feels older and mature because he is blogging with men. That is why I don't worry about responding to immature nonsense from these idiots. Just ignore them and keep blogging. We need mature and intelligent bloggers like yourself on this blog.

Posted by: Orlando Dolphan | December 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM

Thanks OD....I just hate that they come on our blog and constantly berate our team. Dolphin fans don't do this to the pats, jets or bills. I have always fought for the underdog against a bully and these TROLLS are just punk internet tough guys acting like a bully

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 01, 2013 at 05:20 PM

So busted !!!

Darryl good points....however Im sure you don't expect Tannehill to be 100% on completion pct. As I always say many times a miss is not on a QB. We don't know where the WR was supposed to be or if somebody missed an assignment. You are right about his deep ball however that can be taught.

This time the defense did their job.
As for Philbin, this win doesnt make him any better. I dont like his decisions and lack of character. His plays at 3rd or 4th downs and short are awful. He never tries something different. He's dull and boring.
The WRs did a good job too.
Let's see if Philbin improves against Piittsburg. I doubt it, but miracles happen.

"You are right about his deep ball however that can be taught."

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM

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William, perhaps, but not by the current QB coach, who is there due to nepotism.
That sort of thing not working in Washington.

Go Fins make it a December to remember!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Orlando Dolphan | December 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM

Yup Busted.....I must be a magician if I can write and post stuff at the same exact time....Marco your a SCUM TROLL that I have exposed on numerous occasions...go away!


William, perhaps, but not by the current QB coach, who is there due to nepotism.
That sort of thing not working in Washington.

Posted by: IMAWriter | December 01, 2013 at 05:28 PM

Hopefully Sherman and his son in law will be gone at seasons end.

I say next week we throw in a fake punt and a few other wrinkles. This truly is a must win. We loose and we are all but done. We really need to win all the way to the next Jet game. We may need that one as well. This could happen but I am just a realist or maybe just a shell shocked Dolphin Fan. Too Many years of this up and down. I do like Philbin and he will be here next year no doubt. But Sherman must go unless we win 4 in a row.
Then I will back off my fire someone.
We beat the Jets in their own stadium like the bullies they are.

Good win today against a lousy Jets team. We can beat the Steelers just as well as we could have beat the Panthers, Bucs, Ravens and Pats.

We are certainly good enough to win but as we've shown plenty of times this year, we are bad enough to lose too.

Hopefully they'll use this game to build some confidence.

Btw Fasano playing a fine game for the Chiefs today.

Posted by: UpNorthDolfan | December 01, 2013 at 05:30 PM

You hit the nail right on the head about some wrinkles....maybe even roll out the Wildcat...Tannehill was a WR after all. I would love to see him go wide and get hit down the sideline for a TD.

Tannehill looked a lot better in the pocket today. He used his legs to escape and make first downs and also threw it away instead of getting sacked.

great game and less stressful for a change.

By the way, Wallace is starting to earn the money....

Gilleslee runs "lower" than Thomas, and seemed to fall forward for yards, like all the good ones do.
It was great to see the jets quit the last 2 minutes.

I didnt hear it and cant find anything online…..have seen several references to Cowher's comments about TH--what did Cowher say?

wallyfin good points Tannehill is learning and getting better every week...next year should be a lot like today.

how bout thill today? was that solid enough for the haters. man the jets are horrible. geno smith beyond garbage

benz don't worry krissy and lil marco will trumpet what he said all week long...they are the proverbial tannehill haters.

Dungy (in the studio) commented that Smith was not so good, or something to that effect. Then Marino started to comment about Tanny, Cowher broke in and said 'he's bad too."…or something to that effect.

Olivier Vernon had a MONSTER GAME today. 10 tackles 2.5 sacks.

10.5 SACKS 4 games left to play.

Looks like we now have our bookend pass rusher to complement Wake.

Bill you confuse people who don't agree with you as "haters." I don't hate RT, I was hoping he would be the answer for Miami after 800 bad QBs over the years. I just don't believe he is. Good stats on a given game don't mean anything, as the following shows about Henne:

"His 2011 starting campaign began well, throwing for 416 yards and a professional career best passer rating of 93.6. These improvements were overshadowed by Brady's 517 pass yards and the resulting loss to the New England Patriots."

Vernon is rounding into a good player.

dusty are you bummed we won and might go to the playoffs?

Sam I Am gotta give you some props...you said, Saturday, that if the Dolphins showed up it would be Dolphins 27-10. Good call.

..Bill A..I do not have much to critique Tannehill about today..Where I think he still has to get better is getting rid of the ball..Like you said..None of us really know the design of each play. We see it black or white most of the time..

The play that really stuck out to me, the play that I thought may have bit us if we were in a close contest was the 4th down play in quarter 2.

Tannehill has to see that Millner is playing man V. Hartline. He has to see presnap that Ed Reed is the single high Saftey on the other side of the field. And that Landry had crept into the run box...So Tannehill has to know that if Hartline wins of the line of scrimmage that we should have a touchdown if the pass is complete..

At the snap. Hartline smokes Millner off the line of scrimmage. Millner losses leverage to the outside. Tannehill for what ever reason hesitates instead of getting rid of the ball. I'm not sure why. You can see it on the replay...When Hartlines hand goes up, the ball needs to be out..It isn't..The hesitation allowed millner to recover, and break up what should have been an easy throw and catch..

Now..Again. Much more good in this game then bad..But this was the one play that really stuck out to me that I'm sure Tannehill knows he has to complete.

Sam, I thought I heard that a sack was credited to Vernon that shouldn't have been.
No matter, you're correct in that Vernon is getting better all the time.
If Jordan can get more time, and learn over the summer, it will be a battle with Jordan and maybe Vernon or Misi. I can't see the fins using Jordan only on passing downs.
It sort of gives away the defensive scheme. Just like bringing Clay in at fullback tips off the defense. LOL

Vernon is rounding into a good player.

Posted by: Darkoak | December 01, 2013 at 05:40 PM

Rounding??? LOL

Bill/Orlando

benz don't worry krissy and lil marco will trumpet what he said all week long...they are the proverbial tannehill haters.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 01, 2013 at 05:36 PM

I predicted the Dolphins would win you Dolt !!! Did your research come up with that one ???

Ireland deserves credit for building this defensive line. The trio of Wake, Jordan, and Vernon is going to be a nightmare for opposing offenses for years to come. He has built this defense from the inside out. If they can bring all of the players back on defense next year and keep Patterson healthy, then you can say that Ireland his defense and needs very little upgrades.

On offense he has his franchise QB, IMO but he is not a finished product. Lamar Miller shows promise but you need a power back. If Ireland can build this O-Line next year, then look out. I think that many of the line problems are scheme related. Philbin should have played to the strength of the Oline which is power blocking. Jerry, Cogs, and Clabo are maulers not finesse type players. Ireland just needs a little more time to find the right pieces to that Offensive Line.

musty never bummed when we beat the jets. but playoffs no chance. i know u wont want to be real but the jets are plain awful. at pitt, patriots, at bills good luck man. thill was solid. ill agree though he did miss some easy throws for big plays. id give him a c+ today but could be a lot worse with g smith

TH hasnt even played 2 full seasons yet, and this one behind a horrid Oline, with no running game, and Martin-gate going on--not convinced he's the answer yet either but has shown ORE than enough to deserve more time, at least another season or so--I'd be fine if they drafted a QB in the mid rounds to push him, but the potential/talent is there--I think his issue is his seeming lack of confidence/swagger.

bill still cant get over that 23 points hill

DD, good point at 5:40. It seems to me Tanny waits for guys too get open, instead of trusting they WILL be and letting thus ball go. Again, I HAVE to believe this is a coaching thing, meaning his QB coach.

Posted by: Orlando Dolphan | December 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | December 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM

orlando ireland is gone, if u had any doubt it was settled today when it came out philbin wanted cogs cut after golf incident and ireland said no. and just stop on patterson, cut that pansy

Well we are 6-6 after a good win. However we are still not in control of our destiny. The Ravens have the tie breaker, we are next behind them.

With only 4 games left, our impressions may change greatly over the next 4 weeks. 10-6 will make for an optimistic offseason. 6-10 will leave us feeling the need to start over.

Rounding??? LOL
Posted by: $3 Bill | December 01, 2013 at 05:41 PM

New word for you I see.

couldnt agree more ima, the 4th down pass to ireland was wide open and he waited way to long

Orlando, respectfully, Wake was a Parcells deal, not ireland. I'm not nearly ready to get on the Ireland bandwagon till this team wins 10-12 games.

Ravens have a real tough remaining schedule. We still have a great chance

... For all of those who wanted to see Matt Moore. You only bring in your backup when your starter is hurt. or is not capable of running your offense. Tannehill has had some rough patches. He isn't perfect..Far from. Geno Smith is a reason to bring in your backup..Tannehill has never played that poorly. Never.

You can see the difference in the two just from the game plans..The Phins are asking(to a fault IMO) for Tannehill to make throws. We are dependent on him. Quarterbacks like Geno Smith are hidden in their offenses. Could you imagine Geno Smith running the offense Ryan Tannehill runs? Then you could scream for Matt Moore.

I don't know who Ryan Tannehill is anymore then the next guy. Is he going to be a top tier guy? is he going to be a second tier guy? Will he be a bust? All 3 are plausible outcomes. But the idea that Matt Moore is a better option over Tannehill is a fairy tale.

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