Dolphins vs. Cardinals

What are your thoughts of the game?   Whether it’s pre-game, during the game, or post game, feel free to hit it up here.


Go Phins!


22 Responses to “Dolphins vs. Cardinals”

  1. professor lou Says:

    two thoughts on today’s game. one, naanee needs to be cut. everytime he touches the ball, bad things happen. yeah, they got it back and scored a touchdown but it shouldn’t have come down to smith making an int in the endzone in order to do it.
    two, this team fought hard to try and win this game today. they left nothing on the field. it was a very emotional game and they played well. nobody can take anything away from them. they went toe to toe with a 3-0 team and lost in ot. the defense got the pressure they needed with 8 sacks. tannehill played very well and hartline was awesome. my hats off to them.

  2. professor lou Says:

    you can see the growth of this team from week to week; from the quarterback to the receivers to the d-line. I said we need to give it about 4 weeks before we see things starting to click and they looked pretty good today. I know they lost but I chalk this up to a win for them because you can see that Philbin is making really great progress overall and it’s only a matter of time before they start winning the close ones. 1-3 with 7 to go. That means they need to win 5 of their next 7 for my prediction to be correct. ha.

  3. 72finfan Says:

    I think it was Buddy Ryan that once said, “The only thing the prevent defense prevents is a win.” I friggin’ hated when we backed off to a bend-don’t-break defense in the last minutes of regulation. We stopped this offense time after time all game long, and when it mattered at the end, we go to something different?

    I’m still livid today. Granted there were several things that contributed. O-line either got wore out or the blocking schemes went all to hell late in the game. Tannehill wasn’t at fault for the fumble at the end of regulation or the pick in OT – both times he was hit by unblocked defenders.

    We can win these games. That’s what aggavates me most. We are growing and learning, and I do see the hope. We just don’t have those playmakers, the difference makers to support the up-and-comers we have. I realize this is a rebuilding year, and we’re getting there. But oh is it tough to take these close losses.

    And just think, if Carp could just hit a long field goal….

  4. ozkar_ Says:

    Third game I miss. I could have watched yesterday’s game.If I had gone to a bar.Decided instead to stay home with the family and watched some of the N O vs.G B. Mostly to be inform of the Miami score and perhaps to see highlights.I guess Hartline is did too bad.

  5. ozkar_ Says:

    didn’t do

  6. 72finfan Says:

    The secondary, while better than last week, is still going to be a major source of frustration throughout the year. Marshall got burned (again). And as well as Sean Smith played throughout most of the game, he was the one that got beat by Andre Roberts on the game-tying TD.

    Hartline and Bess played great, Tannehill only had a couple of bad throws, otherwise continues to improve and impress each week. We got the ball downfield better than we have all year, and against a very good defense.

    The pendelum is definitely tilting more towards (Jeff’s?) 4-12 prediction rather than (Lou’s?) 10-6. I’m not giving up hope, and I’m still excited to be going to the Rams game in two weeks and cheering my fool head off!

    This next week will be interesting to see how we attack the Bengals secondary, as Kevin Coyle was coaching them last year.

    Go Phins!

  7. professor lou Says:

    the Dick Of The Week Award goes to Ron Jaworski for giving props to Kevin Kolb for his performance in yesterday’s game. Jaworski said that despite Kolb having int’s and being sacked 8 times he still engineered a drive to tie the game and eventually win. WOW!

  8. professor lou Says:

    South Carolina vs Georgia this weekend. Can’t wait for that one.

  9. 72finfan Says:

    Dolphins just announced they have cut Na’anee, and signed Jabar Gaffney.

    Hate to sound cruel, but it can’t hurt.

  10. 72finfan Says:

    I like Jaws, he’s usually great with his analysis. But this weeks it sounds like all those dings to the head are catching up with him!

  11. professor lou Says:

    Dick Of The Week Honorable Mention to the guys at the SS who won’t let the Brandon Marshall thing go. Marshall never had a game for Miami like Brian Hartline and never played with the heart and enthusiasm that Hartline showed in the game on Sunday.
    The comments on Monday night centered around how well Marshall had been doing since joining the Bears. Well, he did the same thing when he arrived in Miami. It’s just a matter of time before he does it again. I don’ care if this team on won 1 game all season. I would still not be sorry that Marshall is gone.
    In other news, Football Outsider has ranked the Miami Dolphins as the 12th best team in the league this year. Apparently, the Dolphins have been impressing people around the league with their play and it is catching alot of attention. Let’s hope they can keep it up and improve where needed and start stringing together some wins.

  12. professor lou Says:

    Brian Hartline needs only 95 yards to surpass his 2011 season receiving total of 549 yds and 161 to surpass his 2010 season (his best year). That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
    If he averages 113 yds per game for the remainder of the season he will have 1811 yds for the season.

  13. 72finfan Says:

    I’ll take a low-maintenance, lunchpail, hard-working WR over Brandon anyday.

    I think Hartline just made Philbin look like a very smart man. We don’t need a superstar diva out there (at any position, really), just guys that love the game and want to win. Yes, there are more talented WR’s, and yes, we could improve the position. But I think the direction of this team is to keep defenses guessing, not knowing who to cover on any given play.

  14. 72finfan Says:

    In one of my fantasy leagues, someone picked up Tannehill today. I think this is a good sign!

  15. professor lou Says:

    Omar is not impressed with Tannehill. The team gave Tannehill the nickname of “sho’nuff” like the character from The Last Dragon. Omar says Tannehill hasn’t shown him enough. The only problem with that is Omar is not the slightest bit qualified to critique the play of any player considering he knows little about the game of football; whether he covers it or not. That’s one of the reasons the SS is a joke. How can you have a sports writer who knows nothing about sports.

  16. Texas_Dolfan Says:

    I’m not impressed with Omart.

  17. miami72 Says:

    I agree, Lou!

    I get the impression when reading Omar that he has a favorite team/city that he’d love to be writing about, but it just isn’t Miami. Almost sounds like he’s comparing players here to players (somewhere else) that he likes. Maybe he was a Bills fan as a kid, I don’t know…. Buty it seems Miami is never good enough for him. Anyone able to post his resume in the Cleveland area? 🙂

    Peter King had some good things to say about Tannehill. Other coaches/players are commenting positively about him and Miami in general. Yes, we’re not winning, and we have some fourth quarter issues that are hurting us, and I realize some writers like to play devil’s advocate in their columns. But c’mon, man. We have a rookie that’s outperforming the expectations of pretty much every media outlet out there, and Omar has to be the worst critic?

    (Note: I actually like most of the Sun Sentinel’s Dolphins coverage, and read their articles every day on their phone app. But I do have a moment or two or six every week where I’m thinking to myself, “what team are YOU watching, dude?”)

  18. 72finfan Says:

    Hmmm, wasn’t logged in correctly on that last post – Miami72 and 72FinFan are one and the same.

  19. Jon Says:

    Sorry since you used a different sign in name it made me “approve” the comment

  20. 72finfan Says:

    Oh, no problem, Jon, entirely my fault.

    Sure is quiet around here there days.

  21. Jon Says:

    Yea I know. A few games back I got the game day post up a little late, and think it’s trickled off a bit ever since then maybe.

  22. Jon Says:


    JS is looking for new work and not around as much 🙂

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