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Marrone: Thad Lewis to start vs. Miami Dolphins

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel was hobbled a bit after suffering a minor knee injury against Jacksonville last week. He practiced Wednesday on a limited basis.

And after that practice, head coach Doug Marrone decided Manuel wasn't well enough to play against the Dolphins.

So Marrone announced this afternoon that Thad Lewis, the one-time practice squad quarterback, will start at quarterback for the Bills against the Dolphins Sunday. Lewis started the teams' first meeting Oct. 20.

The Bills beat the Dolphins 23-21 in that game.

Lewis is excited, obviously. "We want to play for the city of Buffalo," he said today. "This should be a great game."

The Bills did not shy away from throwing the ball the first meeting against the Dolphins. Lewis threw 32 times and completed 21 for 202 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT. His quarterback rating that day was 70.1, which is unimpressive.

Lewis started three games for the Bills while Manuel was out. He completed 60.2 percent of his passes in that span, threw 3 TDs and 2 INTs.

Obviously, the fact Lewis beat the Dolphins once will cause some Dolphins fans to think this is bad news. This is most definitely not bad news for Miami.

Lewis is a backup and a project for a reason. Manuel, a rookie, was the starter for a reason -- namely he's simply more talented.

The Dolphins are living right, friends.

I will say this: The Dolphins, frankly, respected Lewis too much in that first game. You'll recall that the team had a 21-20 lead and the ball at their own 48 yard line with 3:39 to play. Run the ball three times and use Brandon "flips the" Fields to punt Buffalo deep and the Dolphins are forcing Lewis to drive 80 yards for a TD or maybe 45-yard for a field goal with less than 2 minutes to play.

But Miami coaches trusted throwing the ball more than they trusted their defense.

Ryan Tannehill on second-and-eight stepped back to pass and was crushed by Mario Williams, who caused a fumble. The Bills recovered at the Miami 34 yard line. Dan Carpenter eventually connected on a 31-yard field goal to give Buffalo the lead.

Dolphins coaches afterward said they threw because Lewis had success the week before against Cincinnati, throwing an improbable deep pass for a TD. The Dolphins feared he would do that against them.

They thought Mario Williams vs. Tyson Clabo was a better matchup than the Miami D vs. Thad Lewis with less than 2 minutes to play.

I hope if that choice pops up again this game, the Dolphins will have learned a lesson. Trust the D. Force the young QB to beat you. Don't let Mario Williams beat you. 

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Marco,

Leave Bill A alone, he is nice.

Son of Daytona,

I know, his football IQ is one of the highest I've ever read.

Billabong, isn't a redneck or a cracker, he just sorta plays that role for the camera's.

I imagine he is a very highly strung guy and if he does pack heat, or claims to, thats a scary thought campers, no ? Maybe he has a taser aswell ?

Bill attacks all bloggers, besides those in his intimate circle, namely MIT !!!


Marco,

On to football ?

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 06:47 PM

MARCO You are truly outted this time you psycho loser...you debating with yourself idiot or with ME using your name because I KNEW that you are the TROLL using all these names. Your Hatred for Bill A is so apparent that when I saw these hate Bill A post pop up I KNEW it was. Now you're caught for all to see. You PUNK, LOSER, JERF. OFF.

Posted by: GAY LOVERS | December 18, 2013 at 06:23 PM

Posted by: MAN TO MAN | December 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM

Posted by: BUFFALO BILL A-WIPE | December 18, 2013 at 06:35 PM

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 06:47 PM FAKE MARCO

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 06:47 PM REAL

This is the chain that will be posted forever you fVckkin LOSER with psycho issues. I knew you were a TROLL all along.

Some of you fellers take this blog way too seriously...I get into ma fair share of shenanigans around here...but jeeesus...some of you dudes go at...every...single...day...except saturday usually...its more weird... Fking hug it out...or just stop communicating with one another...its a fairly dysfunctional relationship...lucky for me one of my Superpowers is ignoring the shyt out of most anything...or anyone...

To the sad pr1ck using my name and debating with themselves, probably MIT or Bill, go play with yourselves my sad friends !!!

Post away, ha ha.

You really are the one that is obviously using my mane to get a reaction from me my friends.

Keep up your little game, Im sure we are all impressed with you.

Hey how is the job going as Mall Cop my friend, only a few weeks till you retire no, ha ha !!!

Its was me you damn loser fool. Now you are outted as the TROLL we ALL thought you were. Time for another name change LOSER

Greg,

Never heard of you dude, howz it hangin ?

Posted by: Jack! 10.6,

Day off !!!

I don't know much about Thad Lewis other than the last time I seen him, he was pretty confident. The team was coming off another one of the weird scheduling weeks and was used to playing against the practice squad. To much time to prep against a weaker opponent may have made the team look further into the future than the game right now.
But this week is starting to look favorable. It won't be 30 below zero and snowing. The concrete football field will be a bit more forgiving. The oline is playing much better. The coaching is getting better and I think we will be prepped for the Buffalo pass rush.
Phins win, 30-18

Greg/MIT/Bill A

Your game needs work, Im mean serious work.

Sherman better be creative with his play calling. Philibin can't be conservative. Don't settle for field goals when in the red zone. Defense must put pressure on Lewis and tackle running backs.

Hey MARCO time to go back to one of your other names or maybe a new one PAL?

YG, Daytona, Ape Tamer, Oliver, CadillacDeVille , TGH , FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY , HEAT WORLD CHAMPS, M is for Moron, Zonk , Dagnel , Hypocrites, Confirmed, Poops, deity, Buffalo Bill A Wipe, Man to Man, Gay Lovers

MIT and Bill are never on at night Pal? I am your WORST nightmare. I am a hunter and I TRAPPED you at your own game. You fvkkin loser troll. YOU ARE EXPOSED************

Greg,MIT,Bill A,

#BRINGIT !!!

Is that your best ? Sad Yankee fool.

L00K at the Homers getting their azzes kicked as USUAL Eh?

YG, Daytona, Ape Tamer, Oliver, CadillacDeVille , TGH , FIRE ROSS KILL MARTIN JAIL POUNCEY , HEAT WORLD CHAMPS, M is for Moron, Zonk , Dagnel , Hypocrites, Confirmed, Poops, deity, Buffalo Bill A Wipe, Man to Man, Gay Lovers

Posted by: Greg | December 18, 2013 at 07:19 PM

Thats it MIT, you got me. I would like to set the record straight and confirm that I Marco am all of these others too.

Im also Armando, Dave Hyde and Greg Cote too, I would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky kids MIT, Greg and Bill A, ha ha, my friend you have to keep taking then pills !!!

Its been brought, and you could not handle it. your so damn stupid with your liberal education that you walked right into my trap. don't you feel dumb? still love Saul Alinsky? cant get ya little paw out of the bear trap? fools like you think youre so smart. you are the dumbest of all. LOSER

Hey puzzy Greg. Why don't stick Y0UR pencil neck in that bear trap and make sure it workig right Eh?

Marco--

I know that in reality you are a secretary at a medical supply office in Edina, Minnesota.

Your real name is Gladys Berks and you are 52 years old, widowed, and are famous for your scrumptious peach cobbler.

My favourite of all the names is YG, that was my first and Im so proud of that one !!!

Ape Tamer is also a joy, Eh ?

Whats that ? you prefered Bill A Wipe... ok... shucks that was a good un... very true Greg/MIT/Bill A/85.

Ill call you GMIT B for short.


Thats it MIT, you got me. I would like to set the record straight and confirm that I Marco am all of these others too.

Im also Armando, Dave Hyde and Greg Cote too, I would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky kids MIT, Greg and Bill A, ha ha, my friend you have to keep taking then pills !!!

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 07:31 PM

We would all have more respect for you if you ACTUALLY meant this and came clean. Your post would be given more levity.

odins brown eye,did the sub zero temps take that herpes sore off of your mouth Eh?

Posted by: Hello Gladys! | December 18, 2013 at 07:34 PM

Almost correct GMIT B, 55 actually. You really are trying aren't you little one ?

odins brown eye you stupid dope,when you pump your shot gun it is not the same tool you use as your penis pump you MORON Eh?

Gladys, I hear Bill in accounting has a thing for you! Maybe you should talk to him at the Holiday Party??

Greg,

No no, you are right on the money. Iam actually everyone on this blog, this is all a game and you have been playing along with me and the guys.

You have won. Would you like to know what your prize is Greg ?

Marco do you have no human qualities at all? What purpose do you serve by coming here to try to ruin this blog for Dolphins fans? Is your life that meaningless that you send most all day everyday on a blog that means nothing to you? I actually feel pity for you. You need help.

Are you freaking kidding me?? Don't be fooled by the whole "Gladys" act. I saw "her" walk into the men's room at a Twins game last summer with someone calling her "Marco."

I'm not going anywhere NEAR that! But seeya at the party, anyway!

"Bill A, is never on at night".... ha ha, you really believe that ?

Is that because Bill has a gun... oh Im scared !!!

Or Bill starts his shift at Bojangles !!! Explains the anger in his posts and lack of humility or humour.


Marco do you have no human qualities at all? What purpose do you serve by coming here to try to ruin this blog for Dolphins fans? Is your life that meaningless that you send most all day everyday on a blog that means nothing to you? I actually feel pity for you. You need help.

Posted by: Greg | December 18, 2013 at 07:44 PM

Thought provoking post. No reply from Marco speaks volumes?

GMIT B

Ha ha. Pot Kettle Black.

Thanks for your pity GMIT B. Its means so much to know that you are there. Good of you to move on and show me by example how to contribute to the blog.

Anytime you want to stop the game Im happy to talk Dolphins, The Bills Game, Playoffs, Thill, Joe Philbin, whether Sherman will be back etc, goats in season, go on, whatya say GMIT B ?

Don't see any anger in MIT or Bills posts. In fact we all see the anger in your post. Then you come on here when they are gone and spit hatred all night almost everynight. hmmmmmm?


Anytime you want to stop the game Im happy to talk Dolphins, The Bills Game, Playoffs, Thill, Joe Philbin, whether Sherman will be back etc, goats in season, go on, whatya say GMIT B ?

Posted by: Marco | December 18, 2013 at 07:54 PM

If you truly wanted to be taken seriously you wouldn't be trolling this blog daily. You are in need of serious help LOSER TROLL. We all see what you did tonight. YOU ARE EXPOSED

Ha ha. You accuse me of having 1000 names, yet prove yourself to be sadder than ever with this, WE ALL KNOW NOW, ha ha !!!

Yes you are correct Im all those names, well done that man, God Save The Queen, Rule Britiannia, what a man.

Football chat anyone ?

I do not have any more time for you and your psychosis. get professional help and be assured that all this Proof of your "trollism" will be posted for ALL to see tomorrow. That you can count on. time for a new name MARCO TROLL. sad

GMIT B,

I take it your still mad at us all ?

What DUMB f@#@ng MORON reposts POSTS Eh?
1.A stupid HOMER.
2.A diseased IMBECILE HOMER.
3.A typical retard H0MER
4.a clueless barbie HOMER
5.a ODINS BROWN EYE CUBAN MARICONE AND TOAD JOHNSON SUCKER Eh?

Not even with a winning team and playoffs in sight does this blog improve.

What a shame.

I see now that not even back to back SB's would bring this blog out of the wasteland.

Ape Tamer,

Hang on, GMIT B, thinks you are me.

Is this true, Eh ?

Shoot it in my mouth, I'll swallow every drop!

Oh boy, this is fun. Everyone is a troll! Yeeehaww!!!

GMIT B,

Given you football issues and you are still holding a grudge, deep inside you.

Give it up you win, I've told you, your right about everything ok ?

Now pick a football related topic and lets go !!!

Marco, if are you, and you are me, than who is us Eh?ja!ja

Posted by: Passerby | December 18, 2013 at 08:02 PM

Keep passing then and don't let the door hit your arse on the way out. Ta ta my friend.

Congratulations to "Phillip" MICHAEL THOMAS. 3RD 2013 MEMBER of Dolphins defense to garner AFC DEFNSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD.

Well Ape Tamer- Me

Lets just say..

"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying",

Im John Lennon too, thought I'd come clean before GMIT B, outs me.

As usual I'm coming late the party but I have to comment on the last blog on the bullygate topic.

For starters Armando I think you may be putting too much stock into Pouncey's opinion. He is not necessarily the voice of the Dolphin's locker room, or coaches, and definitely not the organization.

Secondly you somewhat imply the media was just reporting a wrongdoing within an NFL locker room as if they were doing something noble.

While maybe a few reporters did just that, the bulk of the national media went on a feeding frenzy for a big story and the Dolphins were the bait.

What should have maybe been commentary to educate fans and the public in general on what could be going on in a lot of NFL locker rooms, turned into painting the Dolphins as a dysfunctional organization.

They even went as far as to rehash the Ireland incident with Dez Bryant and any other piece of dirty laundry in the archives along with suggesting that someone should lose their job.

Meanwhile it doesn't appear that the Dolphins ever ran from the situation. They suspended the player alleged to be bullying. The reached out to the player who alleged he was victimized, they formed a committee to look into their locker room culture, and opened up their facility and made everyone available to a private investigator.

As far as the fans and your opinion that we probably will side with Pouncey's view that the whole thing was media created, we do have a minds of our own.

However, I would dare say a large portion of us are like me and have either played some form of organized sports or grew up in a rough and tumble environment where you learn to take care of yourself.

While we don't condone bullying. Its just a little tough to swallow that it's stop the presses, fire the whole organization worthy news when the alleged victim is a 300lb guy without a scratch on him.

Sam,

Well said my friend.

Thomas made more plays during that drive than either of our other starting safties have since Thomas scored against the Ravens.

I hope he gets the start soon, if we get into the playoffs.

Jones and Wheeler are a liability for us.

Bunch of psychos in here tonight. Very entertaining, but I'm only here to bash Craig M. He's an as$hat, and I'm overjoyed that Armando put him in his place!

HOMERS,the Ralph Wilson Stadium has put up a row of Gallows with French NOOSES with Dolphins logos' on them for when/IF the barbies take a dump on themselves as always.."Yes the French came up with the NOOSE decades ago but the uneducated Kneeegros' think it is a KKK symbol. it's not MORONS Eh?"

Marco, It's US true PHANS who must keep the dumb HOMerS at bay because WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR MIAMI DOlPHINS AND THE HOMERS ARE CLUELES as always.Ciao For Now Compadre Eh?

Greg,

Remember to spread the word now that Iam a TROLL and should not be spoken to ever again.

Im really impresses that you have ignored me and not spent the last 2 hours chatting with me, or avoiding all football chat either.

I'll learn from you my friend. Im so truly sorry. tomorrow you will read of my apology to you and Bill A and MIT.

I feel I've brought shame on the entire Miami Herlad and Dolphins organisation. Please find it in your kindest of hearts to forgive me Greg..... Greg...... Greg you there... or has your shift at Taco Bell started, ha ha !!!

Ape Tamer,

Good Night my friend, Eh ?

M is for M. THE Moron Craig had to e-mail the sportS editor and whine about A.S. for him to pizz out that post about Kweg em earlier Eh?

Are people so lonely and bored in life that they really have nothing better to do than to feed Ape and Marco?

Can your life really be THAT bad?

Posted by: MyOhMy | December 18, 2013 at 08:26 PM

Greg,

Your wanted on fries... get back to work my friend !!!

Where is Darkoak and Phins78 to feed these litter bug bloggers who can't beat out a fart when it comes to having something to say?

We better not lose to Lewis twice this season I will throw up after the game if we did.

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