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Dolphins blow another game, shot at playoffs

This season will go down in Dolphins history as an embarrassment.

Forget the NFL scandal which was, of course, a nightmare. Forget losing to the winless Tampa Bay Bucs. But to have the playoffs set before you the final two weeks of the season and blow it?

Jets 20, Dolphins 7.

To score one touchdown the final eight quarters of the season against teams with losing records?

To lose to Thad Lewis not once but twice and then regress against Geno Smith because you got him benched the first meeting and in the second meeting he outplayed your defense?

To spend over $200 million in offseason contracts, including over $100 million in guaranteed money, and you improve only one game from 7-9 to 8-8?

Embarrassing.

Some change is coming, folks. I don't know to what heights it will climb, but there is change coming.

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The last mock Ross has done to Us Fans occurred today when he took a picture of himself and Ireland with Dan Dierdorf, the legendary Dolphins hater. You want to take that Rick, it's your privilege, but I certainly won't. Ross is out at least with me. Sorry.

How do you fire the owner Oscar? New blog up.

PITIFUL, HAD SOME PHIN FANS UP HERE IN NY, HOPING BUFFALO WAS AN ABBERATION, BUT, WITH A LIFELESS VANILLA OFFENSE IN THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON, PITIFUL. TO LOSE TO THE JETS WITH BLOW HARD REX'S JOB ON THE LINE, PITIFUL. AT MINIMUM, SHERMAN GONE TO A NURSING HOME AS BINGO CALLER, IRELAND GOOD BYE, PHILBIN NO EXCUSE AS A HC, NO BRAVADO, HEART, GIVE ME SPORANO AGAIN, AT LEAST HE SHOWED SOME LIFE. TANNEHILL 2Q, GREAT OL BLOCKING WASTED, WHILE INDECISIVE TANNEHILL WAITS ON NO HANDS WALLACE, ALL THE WHILE LOOKING AT 20 YD. GAIN IN HIS FACE, IF HE JUST RAN. AT LEAST OL HAD SOME MOMENTS.

DL WAS ANOTHER STORY, THE DREADLOCK TWINS ANOTHER USELESS EXPENSE, HOW'S KARLO'S DOING IN ARIZONA ??

HIRE COWHER, HE'S TERRIBLE AS A TIME WARNER SALESMAN, MAYBE HE'D COME BACK TO THE SIDELINES.

KUDOS TO ALL THE NATIVE MIAMIAN'S WHO COME OUT AND FILL THE SEATS, TOO BAD THE PRODUCT IS TOO PREDICTABLE. MAYBE NEXT YEAR !!

LOVIE SMITH

I can always count on the Dolphins to get my hopes up with 3 impressive wins only to blow the remaining 2 games against subpar talent with their worst loss of the season in Buffalo and their worse home loss of the season against a team that was 1-6 with double digit losses in all of them. Black Monday is coming for you Ireland. Philbin better be shaken in his boots too after the pathetic way this team has performed the last 2 weeks. I believe Ireland will be out on his ass probably by Wednesday and then the new GM will be giving another interview to Clueless Joe to see if he is capable for the job. I highly doubt it. What a joke. what a disgrace.

How's our last draft class looking now guys. No contributions from those guys last week or today. All season long they looked good in street clothes and on the bench. If changes arnt made expect more of the same every year. Today we are NFL laughing stock and that's what hurts most.

To come out and perform like that. Nobody's job should be safe.

Hey coyle. When you face the worst QB and WR in the league u don't play 10 yds off the ball

Guys we are all professionals, we have a job to do, this is our profession...Joe Philbins halftime speech....Let's beat the *$%^ out of every guy wearing white!!!! Rex Ryans halftime speech... I am on my *#$%@.. Jeff Ireland's halftime speech to Ross....

I really no longer care. I knew deep down that this was coming. Didn't we all? This is the same old Dolphins.

See you next year for the same thing.

I dont freaking understand why the dolphins have been rebuilding for a decade noe and cant seem to get it right but look at other teams just to name two chiefs and colts rebuild in less than a season they went from bad to the playoffs in no time why cant miami who had great drafts picks and the best cap space be so garbage?

Hey Ross. Wanna see more orange seats at sun life stadium?. Keep Ireland, philbin and their band of merry men.

Joe philbin must be another tony Robbins with half time pep talks. No points after the half vs Carolina , buffalo and the jets. Two of those at home. Philbin just doesn't have it and never will. How much of a sample size do we need to see to show philbin is in over his head

Most of the comments on this blog is dead accurate but the only opinion that's gonna matter is the owner (Ross). If he doesn't get proper counsel concerning his team it's over. Gm and all the coach's are terrible. Philin is a nice guy but he doesn't have the pulse of this football team. If he can't motivate his team to beat buffalo and the jets wit two rookie qb's then clearly he's not the guy. Sherman is a horrible play caller so predictable. I sit at home watching the game and I can figure out his plays. So vanilla of a offense it's not even funny. Def coord. Is terrible as well. Tannehill can't complete a deep ball to save his own life and throwing up the seem is just as bad. No matter how u slice it he's truly not the answer. And the worst of them all is the GM Ireland...his draft picks and decision making is unbelievable. U don't trade up to get a guy who can't play every down (D Jordan).

Somebody has to go that is for sure what an embarrassment yet again. Ireland should be fired he does not know how to build a team period. CAN'T BEAT THE JETS AT HOME PLEASE

OUR LINEBACKERS SUCK BIG TIME GOOD JOB JEFF

Ronnie b.

Couldn't have said things better myself. This regime has reached its ceiling.

I expected the Fins to go 6-10.

8-8 proves that the cup is really half-empty and NOT half-full.

I have to agree that the team's spending on FA's and the draft should have produced more than one extra win.

Let's hope Ross acts swiftly.

Go=Pass GoGo= Run.... I should be a Defensive Coordinator!!!!!!

We've sucked for the last fifteen years. Look around the NFL over the same time period. Other teams can figure it out except for the Dolphins. Do you really believe the Dolphins organization ever will? The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I've been a fan for going on 35 years.

I'm nowhere near the fan that I was 10 years ago. This organizational madness as drained what passion that I had for the Dolphins. I haven't been to a game in years and I doubt that I ever will again. I might watch them on TV but I'll never be a real "fan" of this team. I have heard people say the Dolphins fans are the problem. When was the last time that you believed in this team? When was the last time that the Dolphins organization gave you reason to believe in them. It doesn't matter if we fill the stadium or how hard we cheer them on. The Dolphins have to show up and play. The problem with the Dolphins is the Dolphins and they are the only ones that can change it.

Guys...Shot gun pass to Whoever...On 1....Ready break.... Master Innovators!

SURE shows ya how smart Huzienga was unloading this mess

If Philbin just looks dumb on sidelines in Miami and says nothing all game, and when he was OC in Green Bay he said nothing while HC made all calls, what exactly does he bring to the table?

.@woodyjohnson4 just confirmed that Rex Ryan will remain #NYJets head coach in 2014.

@I'maBafoonofanowner just confirmed he'll review everything once he sits down with his GM, head coach, and other coaches. #I'mtheworstownerinfootball

Ha, I walked away from this at the beginning of the season, but had to look and see what the comments were following today. Nothing has changed, team has no heart (head coach), no players (GM), and can't complete clutch plays (No QB). After 20 years as a fins fan I moved on this year to support a real team, you should all do the same....nothing is going to change (ownership is clueless, he doesn't even live in FL!).

To many other good organizations to support to spend time with this mess, move on!

Just wondering Former Fan....Where did you move on too???

I won't go on a big rant but as a life long fan I will not put my faith in the Phins until the fire the malignant tick that is Jeff Ireland. As a fan I hate him with every fiber of my aqua soul. Heads need to roll and changes need to be made at every level but I'll be so woefully disappointed if his head isn't the first on the block. I wish the rest of the teams that get in the best of luck in the playoffs and maybe one day I will see the Phins returned to glory before I kill over.

They*

Ryan HENNE.I could see this happening last year. Sad that we have so many inept morons running this team. Only the Jax Jagoffs are worse, how's that Chad Henne thing workin for ya? What ticket sales......

Mike,

Moved to the Northeast 10 years ago but hung as a Fins fan here until there was nothing left to hang on to, lasted a long time considering the pain.....guess you know where I went.


I won't become a "fan" of another team but I can root for good football and good games, I guess that's enough for me. Lots of teams play good football despite the fact that the Dolphins haven't been able to figure it out. Watch how other teams play the game. The difference is quite disheartening when compare it to the Dolphins.

Dear Mr. Bandwagon,
There will be no changes, and you won't eat crow like a man. Get ready for worse...next year. The Dolphins are cursed as long as Droopy Dog Rules.

Team is incompetent organization is incompetent but the funny thing is I'm not at all surprised at the outcome that is what is sad for all dolphin fans who have to indure this year after year

Look at Marshall play in the Packer Bears game. We got two nobody's for him, another winning move by Ireland.

Browns fired their coach just now after one season…just saying

Team is incompetent, coaches incompetent, GM is incompetent, and even the owner(s)is clueless. The fans tire of the stupidity and are called lousy fans because they don't come out and support the hot mess.

Like I said, whatever passion I had for the Dolphins has been bled out of me over the years of suffering.

Can we all agree this entire debacle is not the fault of Jeff Ireland? Keep in mind that many of the players are the fault of the coaches or Bill Parcells. Let's stay the course. Jeff Ireland has pledged to pay more attention to the draft next year, and, hopefully pick a starter in the first round. Dion Jordan was sure a great gamble, though, wasn't he?

Game was more than two bad plays. I agree with overthrow of Wallace was a huge miss. I agree the drop by Mathews was big.

I love the THILL bashers. This game was lost by the entire team (coaches and players). Yes THILL had a bad game but there were meaningful things that happened by the team throughout the game.

1) Fields punts four times into the end zone.
2) Mathews gets tackled by an ankle grab (should have been a TD)
3) Wallace slips on an out route and enables a great INT by a rookie
4) Two blown INT calls by the refs, one should have been a deep throw for a TD
5) Allowing a known running QB to score twice from inside the 15 yard line.
6) Allowing a horrible offense to generate 17 points after being pinned inside their own 20.
7) DLINE creating no sacks and DC calls almost no blitzes.
8) Carroll doing what he does best…getting beat deep.
9) Coaches go for it on 4th and 1 at home, in the 3rd quarter, when they have a horrible track record in short yardage situations all year long.
10) THILL misses Wallace deep…again
11) Ellerbe has a one-on-one tackle at the goal line against a QB and loses the matchup.
12) Wheeler gets another stupid penalty on third down to extend a drive that leads to a score.

To those doubting the dedication of Jeff Ireland, word from Dolphins headquarters is after the loss to the Jets, he returned directly to this office, rolled his sleeves up, and poured glasses of Dom Perignon for all of his dedicated scouts and assistants. Come two weeks from Monday, he pledged to return from Cozumel and work harder than ever to solve the Dolphins personnel issues, none of which are really his fault.

Phailbin and Tannefail were broken records. Phailbin always congratulates the winning team. He is lifeless, just like his son.

You guys can say what you want,but the defence is not the big problem.Offense has to score more than 7 points in two games to win.Defence is not great but they keep them in the game.

That being said coaching leaves a lot to be desired.

Defense wasn't the problem? It sure wasn't part of the solution either. It was a total team failure. No, a total ORGANIZATIONAL failure. It's what we've come to expect so what's new?

#Fireland

Where is Camshaft Cameron when you need him..Bring back the Camshaft.

When you enter the season after letting 4 former pro bowlers go (Dansby, Bush, Long and Carpenter) you have to wonder. I understand money comes into play, but look at where they spent the excess money. The Bush loss was huge. No Jake Long means the #1 pick in the entire draft is no longer with your team - wow!
The make shift O line did a good job at the end of the year. But, 2 of their first 3 picks have to be O line. Jonathan Martin needs to be traded (get something for him before you release him). Don't spend any money on WR's (you have a decent young group). RB's - have to get a lot better. D line is fine. LB's are not very good. Changes must be made here. You can't win without a standout LB. Somebody please make those guys cut their hair. It must be getting in their eyes on all of those missed tackles. Plus, it looks real bad. CB's are fine (still got very little for Vontae Davis). Need help at safety. Chris Clemons is not the answer. Ireland definitely must go! This years transactions are the proof. Philbin, maybe 1 more year. Coyle is fine, But Sherman must go! Look how many times this year he ran the ball on 2nd and 10 or longer (it had to be 85% of the time!!) (with a poor running team!) Mr. Ross - take all the time you want - the sooner the better though! I am not leaving this team - I never will. But I hope some changes are coming. I've waited too long - and I'm getting older (especially after the past two weeks!) Dolphins fan since 1970. (There was a time not long ago when the Miami Dolphins had the highest winning percentage in professional sports!) Lets try to get back there by going back to the old logo and uniforms! Happy New Year to all!

I just want some reason to believe next year will be better. I'm sick of losing the second half of every game. I'm sick of watching the defense wilt in the fourth quarter. I'm sick of begging my tv for someone, anyone to make a play. I'm sick of watching other teams' best of the year highlights be against our Dolphins. I'm sick of watching Belichek win with an injury riddled team. At this point, I just feel sick ...

I agree Armando. Changes need to take place.
Replace the GM and Defensive Coordinator. This draft class contributed little. The Defense was a huge disappointment.The new linebackers were terrible and the pass rush was inconsistent.The Defense usually gave up a score after we scored. It was awful on third down,also. Where was the blitz and pressure, today?

We need upgrades at Offensive line, linebackers, Running back, and a punt/kickoff returner.We do have a quarterback and that cannot be underestimated but the fact that we selected a defensive end and two corners with three of the first four picks in the draft is inexcusable after the lousy Offensive Line play last year.

There is no reason to believe next year will be better. Look at this team's history, what makes anyone think it will be any different or any better? It doesn't matter what we think, feel, or hope for. The only ones that will change the Dolphins are the Dolphins.

Ross (we will look at everything)I sure hope so everyone else will to unless they are blind.
Spend 400 million this offseason and they should finish 10-6 in 2014.

Sad what has become of a once proud organization. A fish rots from the head down. Wake up Ross time to clean house, it's starting to stink real bad. Ireland should have gone with Sparano. Philbin should be gone because he didn't know what was going on with his team (Martin situation) and he has no balls. Sherman is an idiot and talked them into drafting his idiot, pseudo-son(another 1st rd pick wasted), another one wasted this yr on Jordan. Could have had monster offensive lineman. Get us a coach like McCarthy at GB and get rid of 90% of the front office people. They're giving you BAD advice. Start with Nat Moore. He felt Welker wanted too much money. What a moron. Wake -up before there are no ticket sales.......

Elerbe and Wheeler WTF!!
2 worst rated LB at there position in the League cant tackle cant cover. Ireland is a horrible talent evaluator... ie Dion Jordan

Gutless coaching
Gutless players
Gutless owner
All crap

can you say """CHOKE""" if enough said.

Tannehill the future; today I saw Aaron Rodgers dive for a needed first down and Tannehill slide and come up short when he could've easily run further or dove for the first. I saw Geno Smith go head over heels for a touchdown, both plays; by Smith and Rodgers showed passion and heart and a great desire to win. Tannehill has improved, but has no touch for the long ball and probably is not the quarterback of this team, a team in my opinion is the worst in it's division, this year and next, besides what the record shows.

I love the Dolphins, this is just so ridiculous no SB since 84 , no SB win since 73 , this unacceptable ...

Disgusting , waste of time , POS team! Ireland , go away you looser. Coyle, you suck, Sherman, really ? Philbin, do you a pulse? You freakin boring, no emotion , dumb look on your face... Disgusting! You all suck

Miami no heart Dolphins

I HAVE HAD IT! This team sucks! I have not see them do anything since Super Bowl 17 against the Redskins, with David Woodley! Marino never had a chance! Never had a running back or defense worth a crap. This team is pathetic. Rex Ryan has been on the hot seat all season. Geno Smith stinks! If you lose to the Thad Lewis Bills TWICE, the winngless Bucs and the Jets with a playoff spot on the line, you suck! They is no heart, no plan, no fight and no hope for this team. This has become an organizatio of perennial losers. Joe Robbie must be rolling over in his grave! ENOUGH WITH THIS! I'm going fishing every weekend next year! I have wasted enough time and energy with this team.

Ellerbe, OMG, dude should give his pay to the city of Miami , as payback for his lack of being able to do anything right , you suck

Sorry for the typos! This team isn't worth correcting them.

If change is coming, it better happen fast. Waiting around can really cost you.

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