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Things to expect versus the Buccaneers

The Dolphins are traveling to Tampa today and will play their second preseason game Saturday evening.

Ryan Tannehill will start at quarterback and play longer than he did versus Atlanta in the preseason-opener. Tannehill had 10 plays against the Falcons. Expect 15 or more plays for Tannehill, depending on how things go.

If he opens the game with another 10-play TD drive as they did against the Falcons, however, maybe coaches pull him again and continue to build on that confidence.

Unlike last week, Matt Moore is scheduled to play Saturday. He will get a lot of work and might go into the second half.

Running back Knowshon Moreno, who missed the first three weeks of camp and did not play in the scrimmage or preseason opener, is expected to miss Saturday's game as well. Coach Joe Philbin said he is "starting" to see glimpses of what Moreno has been in the running game but the player simply isn't there in the passing game yet. Next week.

Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline -- who both missed the preseason opener -- are ready to go for this one and will play with Tannehill and perhaps even when Moore is in the game.

Defensively, the Dolphins were atrocious tackling against Atlanta. The team worked on it a solid three days this past week. Can they improve their tackling?

You'll also see the team's plans for the nickel unit: Cornerback Cortland Finnegan will be moving inside to cover the slot receiver while Jamar Taylor and then Will Davis cover outside. Brent Grimes, obviously will be on the other side and expect Jimmy Wilson, who has previously been the nickel, to play at safety.

The reason Wilson is playing safety is Reshad Jones will be suspended four games in the regular season. This past week the Dolphins demoted Jones to second team safety. He'll play, but don't be surprised if it's with the reserves against Tampa Bay. (That's got to sting the proud player).

Keep your eyes on tight end Brett Brackett. He led the team in receptions and yards against Atlanta and, as I write in my column today, he makes as many plays as any other TE on the roster during practice. Brackett is a long shot, primarily because he has to improve this part of his game.

But he merits your attention.

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Ryan Tannehill 32 td pases, 11 ints, 5 rush tds, 4500 yards passiing and 10-6 record in 2014.


BTW, did anybody see the Ice bucket challenge that philbin accepted from the PATSIES? Philbin is a cool dude. he will get an extension at the end of the year.

no way I'm first - lol

nope, I am by 1 minute bwaahahahaha

This is a test in which we shall pass. GO PHINS!!!

The Offense is a lot like what Ohio state and Braxton Miller runs. Its exciting. and with plays were tannehill can run read option pass, where he can hand off to the back, take it himself, or pass the ball. This is going to be huge with Tannehill's athleticism.

You lucky dbo - lol

So Tannehill has now lost 3 in a row including a shutout against the lowly Bills. WHEN DOES HE FINALLY GET BENCHED?

Can't fault tannehill with poorly gameplan by Sherman and was sacked 7 times. I predict Dolphins 27 pats 21 home opener. It's gunna happen

Sit the starters if they score on the first drive again.
Its a long season.

that's a good idea fins tech. I see another soring drive as well.

Fins-Bucs = BIG SNOOZEFEST

ETF please stick to one name (Don't give us that garbage that you don't use all your old names anymore...like Cadillac above)

Just play well and rest the starters after the first drive. Losing the Tight End last year after a dirty cheap shot really screwed us over.

BTW, I have THE CAVS winning the east this year.

The Miami Dolphins will go 11-5 and will win their first playoff game since 2001. This is blessed by our Sky Lord ANU>

HEAT ARE FORMER WORLD CHAMPS PAINS ME TO WRITE

Fins-Bucs = 2 OF THE WORST!!!!!!

Armando's blogs have been lame since he got back. Nothing but boring stuff or obvious stuff. Yeah...I think we all know Jones was suspended by now.

The Miami Dolphins will go 11-5 and will win their first playoff game since 2001.

Posted by: The Annunaki | August 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

LOL

The Dolphins will save south beach

LOL if you doubt our leadership we can put a curse on you for eternity. doubt us again and see what happens. as of now you will never have any children and you are impotent.


LOL if you doubt our leadership we can put a curse on you for eternity. doubt us again and see what happens. as of now you will never have any children and you are impotent.

Posted by: The Annunaki | August 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM

LOL

I wouldn't piss of the space God's, besides they are ones that bless and devastates lands through earthquakes and storms.

I cannot read what you write in TMH, Armando, they want me to pay for it and I am unwilling to. I only pay for Shakespeare.

well pay for it!!!

Who cares if Jones is a proud player, not to proud to care about what he took to get busted for 4 games, I say place him on 3rd string and we can only hope they can fine his ass for hurting his team mates and the fans. Bill....Add Jordan to the 3rd string.

I only pay for Shakespeare.


well pay for it!!!

Posted by: You Lazy Bum | August 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM


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My son is very frugal.

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dbo, saw Philbin do the ice bucket challenge it was pretty cool. I guess Marino, Hickey, Nat Moore, and Tom Garfinkle did it yesterday.

LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR AGAIN
I wear a suit and tie to work. My oldest is in grad school. My youngest is a jr at Old Dominion Univ. I own 6 life insurance policies and I have a retirement account. I do not need to change handles in this blog.

Go Ice Buckets!

no pat shall challenge Coach Philbin and let it go unanswered.

You can read the TMH stuff for free with one simple bit of knowledge about how browsers work. Since most of you spend hours a day online and are still too lazy to educate yourselves to the most basic level of computer literacy, I won't spoon feed you the answer.

Wearing a suit to work is fine (I do it too) but you really arive when all you do is get up with your laptop, put on shorts, flip flops and a button up Tommy Bahama shirt, walk down to the pool or waterside with your laptop and a cup of coffee ... check the markets, see that everything is fine ... close down the laptop, close your eyes and call it a day.

... only a few more years to go... unless I have more kids!

Clear your history and cache

What's up with Mandys man crush on Brackett?

FURTHERMORE I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH TANNE
I do have a problem with:
-Blaming the QB for every problem on O, D & ST
-Replacing starters with career backups and pretending it's an improvement
-Grafitti, loud noise, filth, suffering, humidity and depravity. ThT is why I have never been to Miami.

LMAO

Oh, I know Everett, I know. I'm really not interested in reading what TMH says as I have many better sources than it.

Oscar, it has been said recently that cutting gluten from ones diet reduces the chance of, and symptoms of dementia. Maybe give it a shot?

Omar Kelly is one of those sources.

MIT,
When I can be the lawnmower man at one of the local golf courses I will have arrived.

My son hates to pay for anything.

ETF, i knew someone that held a similar position in a Fort Myers course. Seemed like a good gig. he would even chase the alligators back into the water. To a Canadian like me who saw way more raccoons than Gators in my life, that seemed like a reckless thing to do.

But he eventually had to give up the job because he needed to make some real money.

And another little known fact - the guy who is my mentor and taught me everything I know about trading the markets can indeed afford to work a job cutting lawns in local parks for the city. Must be nice. i still have to work financial analysis and reporting gigs that make me more bored than occupied intellectually.

AND I'M STILL SCHLEPPING SALES FINANCE

to pay for the grad school, undergrad school, 6 life insurance policies and the retirement account.

Shoulda had a V8

So how does this NFL suspension thing work. YOu get caught violating the program, you get four games.

but Dwayne Bowe gets arrested on a marijuana charge, he only gets one game.

I guess it's better to get arrested than test positive by the league. Proof positive that Goodell and the NFL think themselves ABOVE THE LAW!

Fantasy football has the Bucs defense ranked #5 so this will be a solid test for the new Lazor offense.

will brady be playing against tampa or is it to early? no sense rushing him out there if he don't know the plays, putting him out there prematurely would just be a recipe for failure.

SPEAKING OF THE BUCS

The gained 15 yards total vs the Jags starting D last week so they're gonna be pissed when they take the field.

BLAKE BORTLES IS THE TOP QB IN FL NOW

And he will continue to be until he has to play against a first team defense however the way things are shaping up it looks like the press is willing to make excuses for him no matter what.

SOME GUYS WILL NEVER BE CALLED 'BUSTS':
Stafford/Romo/Luck/Matty-Ice/Bortles

what are there 4 playoff wins combined with those QB's?
not bust for sure, consistent winners for sure, but not yet elite.

Hahaa, ETF is bored and looking to ause controversy!!

Go get em ETF!

FF whats your name about

So how does this NFL suspension thing work. YOu get caught violating the program, you get four games.
but Dwayne Bowe gets arrested on a marijuana charge, he only gets one game.
I guess it's better to get arrested than test positive by the league. Proof positive that Goodell and the NFL think themselves ABOVE THE LAW!
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | August 15, 2014 at 01:38 PM

Mark, look at it this way .....

Knock up your wife (Robert Mathis) 4 games

Knock out your wife (Ray Rice) 2 games

And take out your wife (or try to) like Rae Carruth and you're out ... got it.

So you're allowed to keep your pimp hand strong but let's not kill anyone here...

...or god forbid take the wrong cold medicine!

Regular,

Back in about 1979 I went to my buddy Ray Harrison's house in Uniondale, Long Island where I grew up.

When I walked in the house I saw Ray's father and I said, "How's it going Mr. Harrison?"
With his feet on the sofa, the remote in one hand and a Schmidts in the other he replied, "You don't have to call me Mr. Harrison, you can call me Bob or FckFace".

I recalled this encounter a couple months ago and changed my handle to FckFace on here and on online Texas Holdem Poker.

good story fckface...I bet you are a secret Jets fan growing up on long island.

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