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09/15/2017

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Big Baby

92' Dolphins missed week one due to Hurricane Andrew and finished in the AFC Championship game.

Big game on Sunday in that the schedule is very difficult this season. A win would certainly be important as next weeks game is an automatic win against the Jets. Starting out 2-0 is the goal.

OC Dolphin

Okay,

I took a look back and this is what I've got from you guys:

Fzb3346: 9-7
Tom: 8-8
Big Baby: ?
the shadow knows: 7-9
Jimbo: 9-7
(the real) david in los angeles: 9-7
Mr. Woodcock: zero-point-zero

Feel free to correct or update anytime up to kickoff. I'm reevaluating my own prediction and will post soon.

OC Dolphin

That schedule is a beast! I'm looking at every version of what to expect from this team/schedule and the most optimistic record that I can muster is 9-7. That's like 16 gallons of KoolAid.

More than likely, potential key injuries to players (Cutler?), especially as a result of the grind during those last 10 games could result in 2-8 or 3-7.

Translation: They better win more of the first six games or they'll be toast.

Call me pessimistic: 6-10

Big Baby

Despite the more difficult schedule 10-6. Team is also better assuming Cutler can move the chains.

OC Dolphin

He can definitely move the chains, BB. The question is whether or not he'll remain upright and on the field. If the team manages to do that for the whole year they have a shot, for sure. If not..."less is Moore."

Big Baby

6-10 wow that it pessimistic. Right back to the Philbin/ Dan Campbell era think we're past that now.

OC Dolphin

"less is more" - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (as a precept for Minimalist design and architecture).

"less is a bore" - Robert Venturi (an architectural philosophy calling for more decoration, symbolism, color, pattern and clever references to historic structures).

"form follows function" - Louis Sullivan (father of the skyscraper).

"form evokes function" - Louis Kahn (built space inspiring its use).

Big Baby

This season should be interesting for sure. Lots of talent on offense and the defense is improved. Hard to go backwards on d after last year. I am fascinated to see what they do with Cutler if he has a good season.

OC Dolphin

You're right, of course. The thing is, this year's schedule has them playing less-than teams like: the Jets, Bills, Chargers, Panthers and Saints. These are teams that registered less than .500 last year. Assuming they win every one of those match-ups, that's seven wins.

This leaves them playing nine games agains teams that registered a combined 98-46. All of those teams remain as talented or even improved!

Say they manage to win more than half those match-ups. That's 12-4.

You take that optimistic record, add it to my 6-10 to get 18-14, split that down the middle to get 9-7 and you get perhaps a more likely scenario.

I'm just taking that and subtracting one game for the loss of the bye week and two games for my belief that Cutler will not last the season.

If Cutler survives and thrives, then 8-8 is likely.

Big Baby

Dan Marino: A Football Life tonight at 9 pm on NFL Network. Get your DVR's ready.

OC Dolphin

I'm sure that the Isotoner gloves period will be the best part of the show.

OC Dolphin

I believe he dropped that endorsement after OJ mad gloves so unpopular;)

Big Baby

Marino b day today happy 56th Dan. My wife birthday as well Karma oc?

OC Dolphin

Has she ever fake-spiked a sandwhich she prepared for you, then toss it over to the awaiting hands of your son?

Jimbo

Excuses are for losers. Fins schedule was supposed to be difficult last season until the actual games were played. After the season some of the projected great teams were bad. My argument is you have to beat the good teams to be a good team. Fins D is designed to protect a lead, rush the passer resulting in a weak run D. If Miami can run with consistent success they can win more than they lose.
Loss of bye week? Just deal with it. One bright spot is G Larsen & S McDonald should be available in the later half of the season.

Jimbo

"If you ain't first, you're last" - Ricky Bobby.

Jimbo

Science Question: Why did cavemen drag their women by the hair?

Answer: So they don't fill up with dirt.

Jimbo

Better yet:
A woman arrived at a party. While scanning the guests, she spotted an attractive man standing alone. She approached him, smiled and said, "Hello. My name is Carmen." "That's a beautiful name," he replied. "Is that a family name?"
"No," she replied. As a matter of fact I gave it to myself. It represents the things I enjoy the most - cars and men. Therefor I choose "Carmen".
"What's your name?" she asked.
He answered "B.J. Titsengolf."!

Jimbo

A famous American golfer is invited to go to China for a golfing tournament. From the second he gets there he is treated like a king. He is given five star treatment at a five star hotel until the day of the tournament.
The night before the tournament, he is sitting in his hotel room watching TV. A hot Asian walks up to his room and he says, "Wow. They must love me here."
He begins to have sex with her the whole night. She continues to scream, "Chung Hoi!" "Chung Hoi!"
At the tournament the American golfer gets a hole-in-one and gets really excited. He starts yelling. "Chung Hoi!" "Chung Hoi!"
One of the Chinese golfers says,
"What do you mean WRONG HOLE?"

Jimbo

"I blew a tranny," means something completely different to an auto mechanic.

OC Dolphin

Jimbo,

I don't think I was trying to outline an argument about how the Dolphins perform vs. top teams in terms of excuses. I give you the fact that on any given year certain teams that were supposed to be good ended up playing like sh** and vice versa. All's I'm saying is that they ain't playing 16 games against a bunch of #1, 2 and 3 draft order teams.

Using your golf joke theme, I can break 80 in a bunch of executive golf courses with overall lengths totaling somewhere in the 4,000 yards range. That doesn't mean I'm going to break 100, never mind 80 at a Tom Facio TPC layout!

OC Dolphin

How are the Dolphins 3.5 point underdogs, didn't the Chargers win something like 5 games last year?

(the real) david in los angeles

keys to the season..

protecting the QB with a line that is uncertain.

running the ball consistently and effectively.

defending against the run.

if we do those things everything else will take care of itself, PERIOD.

Jimbo

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OC Dolphin

Fzb3346: 9-7
Tom: 8-8
Big Baby: 10-6
the shadow knows: 7-9
Jimbo: 9-7
(the real) david in los angeles: 9-7
Mr. Woodcock: 9-7
OC Dolphin: 6-10

Mr. Woodcock

Timmons leaves the team. WTF?

Mr. Woodcock

Oh boy.

Mr. Woodcock

Oh boy

Mr. Woodcock

WTF?

Mr. Woodcock

Horrible

Mr. Woodcock

Can I adjust my prediction OC?

OC Dolphin

Estan de p****

Mr. Woodcock

Oh oh.

Mr. Woodcock

We're getting close to the Camaron zone. Timmons?

Mr. Woodcock

Bad team man bad fucking team.

Mr. Woodcock

Thank God they have a chink field goal kicker.

Mr. Woodcock

What the fuck was that dead duck?

Dolphs look like they are still in Hurricane evacuation mode. And why isn't Grant in the game?

Horrible.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

OC Dolphin

They're playing in Carson, man. Might as well be playing on the moon as far as these guys are used to that.

OC Dolphin

Their only chance is if the Goodyear blimp takes off from the field next door. Something familiar.

OC Dolphin

I'm at Draft Pick with 27 TV sets blaring all the games.

OC Dolphin

Three lonely Dolfans looking all hang-doggie.

Mr. Woodcock

Remember the last time we got a guy from the Bears it was Dave Bumstead. Oh the horror.

Mr. Woodcock

Could we see Roger Moore making a late fourth quarter appearance?

Mr. Woodcock

Now that's my boy. Finally they awaken.

Miami's got the Dolphins the greatest football team.....

Let's go!

Mr. Woodcock

https://youtu.be/YoC9h_rht94

Mr. Woodcock

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAHHHHGAAAA. THANK GOD THAT THE DUMB FUCK CHARGERS HAVE A FUCKING CHINK AS A FIELD GOAL KICKER!!!

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM A KICKER THAT YOU CAN BLINDFOLD WITH DENTAL FLOSS.

NO TICKY NO WASHY.

PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SHOVE IT HANKY!

LMFAO

OC Dolphin

Their kicker's name is Koo, who is now oh-for-two with two left on the clock. Koo-koo for CocoaPuffs, Koo-koo for CocoaPuffs...

OC Dolphin

Ajayi with a 4.4 y/carry on 122. Nice!

Fzb3346

The Dolphins are saved by a chink !!!!

Gents, that had to be the luckiest win by a Dolphins team in a long time, Rivers was as always great but our D was barely above HS level, que mierda son.

Moving forward I see some very positive things by our offense, they have a chance to be top 10 unit with all those weapons, Gase almost blew it at the end by calling a timeout, WTF was that about?... did I mentioned our D was dog poop?

WTF is going on with this cat Lawrence Timmons anyways, he goes awol the day before the game?.. dude get the fuck off my team, cut his ass.

Where was our pass rush ?

1-0 and the. jets are next, we should be able to beat them but who knows with our D, Gase better get them ready...

Fzb3346

Hey the Dolphins are undefeated and ahead of the Pats, football is great.

Fzb3346

So far in this young season the Pats , Chiefs, Broncos , Packers and Steelers look the real deal.

Fzb3346

I just check the AFC east standings , guest who's in first place? ...yup the Fish baby..

Mr. Woodcock

Huge fucking win. They just find a way.

I liked Mike hull when they signed him. Penn state produces good linebackers. Guy had a great game. Amazing they held up with just 4 linebackers.

Like I said huge win.

This guy Gase is a breath of fresh air. The guys play hard for him and don't quit.

My only complaint is that he's not playing Grant. I thought he would play a lot today.

the shadow knows

THE END OF A PROMISING KOREA:

yuk sook ying blew the game for the chargers yesterday. remember john lee of UCLA, one of college football's great place-kickers? got drafted high by the cardinals except that didn't realize he couldn't kick without the tee. glad to be back-power came on yesterday after week of insane no electricity or a/c. thank G-d we had little damage and no injuries, and we are still praying for those who need help. thanks for your thoughts and prayers. really good to be back.

Jimbo

Glad you're back Shadow

Dolphins win

Timmons goes AWOL before game.

Jimbo

FZB
Chargers, Chiefs, Broncos, Raiders. Not a bad team in the AFC East.

Jimbo

How about the play of the offensive line? Unsung heros. Cutler looked good. Gase's play calling was too conservative. Fins D looked ok against the run. Consider the fact that Chargers couldn't run the ball in either of their 1st 2 games. Pass D? Dudes are wide open on every play and ZERO pass rush. WTF?

Jimbo

Ajayi was great. He got half of his yards after contact. Vision, power, determination. Drafted in the 5th round by former GM Hickey.

Jimbo

Per Adam Schefter - Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons is “doing much better today and wants to resume playing immediately” with hope he will practice this week. AND .
After dealing with "a personal matter” Sat, Miami LB Lawrence Timmons scheduled to meet with doctors today to determine issue, per sources.

Jimbo

Two defensive gems from game 1:
Suh 36 snaps, 4 QB pressures
Hayes 17 snaps, 4 QB pressures

Big Baby

Where is Dennis Hickey now? Seems he should be employed somewhere in the league. Very little pass rush Jimbo hopefully not a trend. Secondary brutal I read they tried like heck to trade for Richard Sherman still time. LB play good as was oline. Grind it out win with a lot of luck.

Big Baby

shadow glad the power is back on.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

me too in a big way!!! not so easy to sleep in a near 90 degree bedroom.

Big Baby

Bring back Hickey! I want more of Landry and Ajayi not Charles Harris.

Big Baby

Woodcock Hull played admirably however there is this from Barry Jackson.

While linebacker Mike Hull - forced into a major role - held up in the running game, he allowed all nine passes thrown against him to be caught for 95 yards. The targets, receptions and yards allowed were all the most for any linebacker in coverage for Week 2.

Suh received the highest grade on the team from PFF. X. Howard had a game to forget. Tunsil couldn't pass block at all and Chase Allen surpripringly graded out really well. A player to watch.

Hopefully Timmons comes back at some point soon. Anyone know what happened? Whatever it is he needs support he had started 101 consecutive games before this.

Now Rey Maluaga is hurt guy isn't making a good impression at this point.

Big Baby

Apparently Timmons was stopped by police trying to board a flight to PA Sunday morning.

Big Baby

The only player they could really trade for Sherman is Stills. Draft pick might get it done but how high? Stills is just so important to this offense or else I would consider it. Seattle offense is struu-gul-iiing as Namath used to say.

Big Baby

Second and a fourth for Sherman? First round pick might be a deal breaker at his age right now.

Big Baby

Gase seems to really like Hull woodcock. Don't think he's going anywhere it seems.

Fzb3346

Sherman to the Dolphins? I'll be ok with it as long as we don't give up any draft picks, Ill trade Landry for him straight up...yes I know what he means to the team but WR's are a dime a dozen.

Fzb3346

On the other hand what we really need is a pss rusher.

Big Baby

Landry led the league in YAC last year and has more catches than anyone in the league since he was drafted. Draft picks only for a 29 year old Richard Sherman. They have to see what they have in Howard before making any deals prior to the trade deadline it would seem.

Big Baby

FZ think Charles Harris will ever improve? You do like your draft picks.

the shadow knows

THE ORIGINAL MIKE HULL:

was the fullback for USC during OJ simp son's first year. he was one of five trojans drafted in the first round in 68 (chicago bears) the first pick was ron (the holder) yary, who could run block well but was overmatched against deacon jones, whom he held pretty much every pass play the vicodins employed. HOF, but dubious to the ole shadow

Jimbo

Hull plays the run well, had an interception last year. I have seen better LB play from Hull in less than 5 games to say he is a much better Linebacker than Koa Misi.

the shadow knows

GET SHAKEN AWAKE, MR. WOODCOCK?

3.6 in westwood is a quite noticeable quake, hope none of your USC souvenirs fell and broke. so far, more than half of sam arnold's interceptions have been on dropped balls, really bad plays by his receivers.

Jimbo

Gimme Shelter.... l o v e the extended version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvCG7kgxeCc

Mr. Woodcock

All I want to know is why Grant isn't playing.

Mr. Woodcock

I don't get it. The kid had a great preseason, is just the kind of guy you want in there to catch those quick routes, and he's on the pine.

OC Dolphin

That's what I like to see. A little friendly ribbing by shadow towards Woodcock. USC/Woody memorabilia indeed!

Big Baby

We need more trade Landry talk wtf FZB? Serious with that bro?

Big Baby

Woodcock Grant is a great story but I don't want him touching the ball more than necessary. I would say maybe line him up once in a while to run a deep post though.

Win on Sunday was huge I think they get to 3-0 before the schedule gets really difficult. Playing most (all?) of the AFC playoff contenders this year they are going to have to beat some of those teams to get in.

Big Baby

When does basketball start? I want to see dave's head explode when Boston wins 60 games and makes it to the Finals. He will still be talking about spo and how the Heat are better lol. Dave come back you liberal prick.

Jimbo

protest of the day

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Big Baby

Dolphins trade 2018 undisclosed draft pick to Saints for LB Stephone Anthony. Timmons may be done in Miami which would be a stunning development.

Big Baby

31 st pick in the 2015 draft started all 16 games only 3 last year.

Fzb3346

According to Shefter the Dolphins gave up next yrs 5th rounder for the NO LB.. he better be good, I don't like giving up draft picks..

Simmons is finito In Miami ...

Fzb3346

BB...I love Landry but there is a real possibility the Dolphins may not be able to afford him and Parker..and I don't wanna get rid of Parker..who knows , we may be able to get a stud defensive player for him..

Big Baby

See if we can get Ellerbee and his hair for a 7th

Fzb3346

Funny BB..

Appartently this new LB we got was not used properly by the Saints..let's hope we get surprise by this..I mean the guy was a back up, reports are he was very goid in college.

Fzb3346

Goid?.. hehe...hey I just woke up.

Big Baby

Saints have given up an average of over 500 yards per game this season. They didn't have a spot for this guy? I don't like it especially giving up a 5th.

Jimbo

Saints (former) Linebacker to Miami for a 5th round pick. He was a solid MLB at Clemson. Saints drafted Anthony in the 1st round. He had over 100 tackles in his NFL rookie season (2015). Something happened. His production fell and was placed on the IR last season. Although he cleared a physical there are issues with his ankle. I seen a report where they claim a Sean Payton quote along the line of "He's talented and a thumper but has problems diagnosing, reading plays." The skinny. Million dollar body, 10 cent head. This isn't science or medicine it's football. See ball, get ball.

Jimbo

Timmons comment. There is a reason Miami pursued him for a 2 year $12 million deal. Dude can flat out play. Iron man & model citizen in black/gold. Some say Baby Momma Drama, some say He Missed a Team Meeting and was Stripped of (one of) Team Captain (hurt feelings). NFL life is like living in a fish bowl. Don't expect much privacy. IMO Miami won't completely part ways with Timmons.

2 things Miami should do:
1. Discipline (suspension & fine)
2. Give him a second chance. To take a page from Jimmy Johnson 101, you treat the very good players different than the scrubs. Obvious words and demeanor of coach Gase is HE'S pissed. Rumors of concern for Timmons (the person) from his teammates. Losing McMillan helps Timmons getting that second chance.

Jimbo

Rey Maualuga sighting :

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Big Baby

I wouldn't bend over backwards for an 11 year veteran LB. If the better example is to release him then do it. In Gase we trust.

the shadow knows

WITH THE WORLD UNDERGOING THE INCREDIBLE...

we wish our many friends here a year of bounty, blessings, health and shalom as we acknowledge our Creator as Sovereign of His creation. catch you all. G-d willing, Saturday night.

the shadow knows

PUERTO RICO AND MEXICO NEED OUR PRAYERS....,

just as we here in miami got our power and air conditioners back up, puerto rico has no power whatsoever and mexico is dealing with the aftermath of two earthquakes that have killed hundreds. we spend our next 10 days examining our deeds and dispensing charity, clearly needed by the puerto ricans and mexicans. please keep them in mind in your thoughts and prayers and may they receive Heavenly mercy and assistance in this time of horrific happenings in the caribbean area.

Big Baby

Sounds like Timmons teammates really like him. My bet is he returns to the team and could be on the plane to London.

Mr. Woodcock

Yes they do Shad. Just terrible.

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