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02/19/2019

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OC Dolphin

Let me be the first to say that I'm finally optimistic in the Dolphins' future.

CLEARLY IT WON'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT

...but the right structural pieces are in place. Now we have to find us a REAL quarterback.

Mr. Woodcock

And the "Chardo Era" at Miami has begun.......I can see the new unis clad in bright bright green and loud loud orange.

"Wassup, Homes!"

Mr. Woodcock

Put me down for 4-12, OC.

Mr. Woodcock

"Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac....

....Diamond in the back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a gangster lean, ooooh, ooooh."

I hear Obama is throwing out the first ball during the home opener this year.

"Say what!"

the shadow knows

IS THE GUY HAITIAN?

Señor Woodcock,

i go 6-10 because he will beat the adam gase led NYJ twice and because they should have a weak schedule. think the bills will handle them twice and they will scrounge 4 wins from the rest of the schedule.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

UNC has one hope against duke tonight-that they shoot over 60%, as they did in their last game. anything under and they will lose by 15. as the biggest guy ion the heels luke may should defend zion williamson, which is a terrible mismatch as maye is slow and young zion is quicker and faster. i am a big fan of cam reddish, who would be the best player on UNC (disregarding coby white for a moment). got up too early this morning and might just watch the first half, which may be the ball game anyway.

OC Dolphin

the shadow knows,

ESPN published this article about Tim Donadhy. I had forgotten how much this guy and his cohorts got away with, probably because David Stern put such a snuff into the investigation.

Anyway, very interesting read.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25980368/how-former-ref-tim-donaghy-conspired-fix-nba-games

Mr. Woodcock

I ya ain't cheatin' ya ain't tryin'.

We're going to ratchet up the cheatin' at the U from now on with Manolo Diaz at the helm.

"Shoot that piece of chit, Manolo!"

the shadow knows

JUST HOW MUCH....

torque and tension can sewn up leather handle when a guy as big and strong and quick as zion williamson makes those fast stops and twists on the court? sorry that he is hurt, tempering what would be a giddy reaction to a UNC victory at duke. they will play again in a couple of weeks, which duke can use to adjust their offense in case ZW isn't ready. many, many calls for him to shut it down and wait for the draft.

OC Dolphin

Here's one for you to ponder...

Most who follow the Dolphins are increasingly certain that Tannehill will never again suit up in aqua and orange. Any replacement prospects?

So what is the first player acquisition they make? How about a comparison to illustrate the player:

QB, Tom Brady, Michigan. Drafted 6th. round/#199

QB, Jake Rudock, Michigan. Drafted 6th. round/#191

One can suppose that new coaching will try just about anything to replicate what they collectively had and knew was the reason to their success.

the shadow knows

ROBERT KRAFT GOES FOR A MASSAJEEE!!!!!

nuff said!!!

OC Dolphin

I guess he wanted to get his trophy buffed.

OC Dolphin

Those of you who are already calling for 4-12 type seasons next year may be on to something. Word continues to circulate that Grier will be nuking a bunch of expensive starters.

it won't be long before we hear names like: Tannehill, Quinn, Branch, Parker, possibly Amendola, maybe even Stills, Jones, Alonzo, and even not issuing a new contract to Cameron Wake.

The "suck for #1 in 2020 may be on."

FZB

A new blog !!!!!!

OC...very nice write up brother, U da man..

Ok people..here is the moment you all have been waiting for , GM FZB's blue print to bring the Dophins back..

As OC mention before on the new blog's write up, the Dolphins for way too many yrs have been trying to band aid the problem, The issue has been going on for years under Huzienga ( may he rest in peace) and under Come mierda Ross..the issue has MAINLY been allowing the HC control of the final 53.. FINALLY come mierda Ross has come to his senses and has put in place the correct order / hierarchy in the front office that will allow the team to suceed, easier said than done.

The last and best ever GM we've ever had was Joe Thomas ( and I will have words with whomever disagrees) Bobby Beathard was pretty good but left because Shula would not give him power, Shula was an average GM but was such a great coach that he masked his mediocre record in the draft, he gets a pass because he drafted Marino.

Will Grier make the grade?.. dont know but he seems to know what he is doing and Flores seems to be the type of leader ( notice I said leader) the Dolphins have lacked for years..Grier and Flores deserve time, whick Im willing to give them, the rebuild must be done through the draft, nothing else will work.

What to do NOW... here we go.

Get rid of Reshan Jones, Kenny Stills, Drake ( yes him) ...these players still have tradable value, get drafts picks , Don't brink back Ammendola, Cameron Wake, Parker, Gore, Juwan James, dont sign any QB's unless its a has been mediocre QB..and obviously release Tannehill..start accumulating draft picks for next yrs draft and the one after, that's were the stud QB's coming out of the drafts will be, it seems this yrs draft is lacking in QBPower.

You cant win in the NFL without controlling the line of scrimmage, start there, fix the damn OL and mimic NE's approach on the DL..football 101 says if you can run the ball / protect the QB you win most of your games..no matter waht Im a Dolphins fan, Ill watch, I'm ready for the pain to start, bring it on..

FZB

Ill give my thoughts on the Canes / Manny Diaz later...spolier alert..A Cubiche running the Canes??. Nothing better.

Mr. Woodcock

How come no one is commenting on the new bright lime green and loud orange Dolphins unis?

Big Baby

Back from the Caribbean a nice break from Winter here. Watched some of the Mexico Open and Sergio was just ok. No meltdowns and no four putts like El Tigre.

Patriots back in the news for the wrong reasons they do like scandals though. Should be an interesting off season for Miami. At least they seem to be committed to a rebuild.

Lakers are bad OC sorry and Boston is the favorite to land AD. They will be a lottery team or worse soon.

Big Baby

shadow- saw some European soccer highlights as well. Most of the leagues are top heavy and lack for much drama.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

the EPL has six teams in the hunt; a 0-0 liverpool-man u is right up my alley. drama in futbol is avoiding relegation and the big bucks a team would lose if they fell out of the top league- that is drama enough for me. hope you have been well.

the shadow knows

golf fans,

it looked like the tournament in mexico was played on astroturf!!! don't they have any gardeners down there, or have they all flocked to southern california?

Big Baby

6 teams in the EPL hunt? Lots of pretenders in the Top 5. I see maybe two with a chance to win it. Tottenham has Harry Kane and not much else just being real. PSG makes that league look like a waste of time.

Big Baby

I thought that course looked Pristine shadow. I think there were two 0-0 draws last week besides the one you mentioned.

Big Baby

I have been well thanks.

Mr. Woodcock

Lakers hitting rock bottom.

Oh the horror.

I cant believe they got rid of that white boy European kid who was playing center.

"Ah, he doesn't have enough melanin for the Lakers."

Oh, I see.......

Fuck the Lakers.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

shall see how PSG does in the champions league

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

PSG is 18 points clear at thief the french league, with a ridiculous goal differential of +43!!!! there are six EPL teams vying for the top four spots for next year's champions league. mbappe and neymar are two of the absolute best players oin the world, but PSG plays in a non-competitive league with many bottom feeders near the top of the standings.

Big Baby

shadow- That was my point about the French league. I didn't convey that very well. EPL is still a bit top heavy in terms of the best teams and the lower tier. Kind of like MLB now I guess.

Big Baby

Kyler Murray up to 206 lbs !!!

Big Baby

shadow is Liverpool at 20-1-6 much different than what PSG has done this year? They should be the favorites.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

they have indeed started the season off great, but they do not enjoy the space that PSG does in points and +/-. i believe the consensus is that the EPL is the best domestic league, with the spanish league nearest in quality.

FZB

The Dolphins better not draft K Murray ...

Flash saves the day!!!! I just saw D Wade bank a shot from the top of the key to hit the game winner against the Warriors, vintage Wade..old man came to play today.

The Heat, Marlins and Dolphins are all rebuilding, yikes!!.. no bueno...

Big Baby

Turn back the clock night FZB. Warriors must have had the South Beach flu. Things not looking so good for the Celtics right now. 4 losses in a row is alarming.

shadow- Don't look now but the Bruins have the second best record in the Eastern Conference.

OC Dolphin

FZB,

Kyler Murray will not last past single digits, and I doubt very much that this new administration will use up valuable draft picks to move up to get him.

If you read the many tidbits from all the various sources you’ll come away with the notion that they are going to do the following: 1. Dump all the expensive contracts. 2. Go forward with “the right players.” I doubt that a 5’-9” punt return guy who masquerades as a QB would be part of their new program. Moreover due Grier, a Parcells disciple who would seemingly prefer a much bigger, “stud” athlete. AND 3. That they have already gone on record saying that they will start building the team from “the inside out.” That is, building the DL first! Players who will be able to stop the run. And the AL concurrently, or just next.

OC Dolphin

Rejoice, FZ. It looks as if FINALLY you will be getting exactly what you’ve been asking for all these years.

OC Dolphin

Think about it...why would they roll the dice on a twig of a player who would be mincemeat behind a line ill equipped at preventing disaster?

Big Baby

OC,

Murray was measured at 5'10" today. Flores seems to like him judging on his comments this week. They have to take him if he's there. I am skeptical however he is accurate and has a strong arm. Might be like Mayfield a bit if it doesn;t work out then on to the next guy. That's if they don't sign my guy Foles.

Big Baby

Doubt they move up to get him however some boards have him available when Miami drafts. They don't have the luxury of passing on possibly a first round talent QB.

Big Baby

Parcells ahhhhhhhhhhh!! Passed on Matt Ryan to roll with "stud athlete" Chad Henne. WTF are you talking about.

OC Dolphin

Grier says he has learned from the likes of Bill Parcells, Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. I doubt that any one of them would be selecting a guy, fresh off a session on the rack, to squeak in a 5’-10”

OC Dolphin

Remember Pat White? Remember what happened to him? And that guy was/is a full two inches bigger!

Big Baby

Still have to take him if available. Even if he doesn;t work out the upside is there. Pat White was a project selection Murray lit up a good conference with his arm.

OC Dolphin

There is no chance. No chance, Murray lasts more than two seasons. You can’t be a running QB who -primarily- relies on running, in this league.

Big Baby

Guess we will have to wait and see. Don't want to be the team that passes on the next Russell Wilson though.

OC Dolphin

I don’t get the impression that our new brain trust will be going that route. Even if available.

I just hope LSU LB, Devin Whilte makes it to #13. That would be my pick. I doubt it though. My second choice would be Miss St. edge rusher, Montez Sweat. If also gone, I move to Clemson DL, Dexter Lawrence.

No matter. You can bet that their first two selections will be DL, DE, or LB players.

Big Baby

I think they draft him if he's there. Your thinking is the failed Parcells method.

OC Dolphin

Cart before the horse type issue. Perhaps if they had a team that had gone on to record top five against the run AND an OL ranked tops at protecting the QB. Then maybe, yes — You could take a chance on a flyer. But they don’t have either. If they put that guy in there he would not have time or health to do any damage.

Big Baby

Lack of vision has prevented Miami from doing anything this century. It has to be a QB in the first round. Find a guy they like and take him even Lock or Grier works for me.

OC Dolphin

Ain’t happening. Mark my words.

Big Baby

Then they're dumb. Yup I said it.

OC Dolphin

You’re analyzing this through 3-year HC contract eyes. Flores was given 5. Ross has finally gotten a clue. As FZB correctly points out, you have nothing unless you have a line by which to protect and block for your QB.

Easiest call since Celtics & Lakers not making the finals.

Big Baby

Draft a QB until you find one period. That is today's NFL. Stop living in the past.

OC Dolphin

BB,

The Celtics appear to have been bit by the same AD bug that struck the Lakers. You know, where players start looking over their shoulders and wondering if they will be part of a package sent to beautiful, alluring New Orleans. 😀🤪🤡

Big Baby

I haven't been there but wouldn't consider New Orleans beautiful or alluring.

Big Baby

I can't figure out how a team that made the Conference Finals without their best player all of a sudden seems lost. It's more than AD syndrome.

OC Dolphin

I was being cynical. The place is a dump.

Big Baby

Kind of thought so.

OC Dolphin

It has some character. Great food, but, it’s a dump. Last time there, the wife and I stayed at a 5star hotel. I think Ritz (company boondoggle). One night we had dinner there at the hotel’s expensive restaurant. When we got back to Austin I did my usual online bank transactions audit and found a $300 charge towards a purchase of a gift card inside one of the swanky stores inside the hotel. The waitress had taken my card number and (in cahoots) charged my card.

The Ritz is located on the French Quarters. Guarantee that you’ll receive no less than half a dozen propositions within a half hour. “Excuse me sir, how about a b_ _$ j_ _?

Big Baby

That Guthrie song is a darn good one at least.

the shadow knows

citizens,

isn'tnthe ohio state QB the better choice? kyler murray over a guy with a rocket arm and stature? trubisky and mayfield have worked out for their teams, but drafting these peewee size QBs and attaining success is gonna stop at some time.

Big Baby

draft qb's early and often until you find one. As long as it's players they believe in maybe we get lucky.

Big Baby

shadow- Bruins with a 1-0 lead and 35-15 shot advantage against Tampa right now. B's are looking like real contenders.

Big Baby

4th line just cashed in. 2-0. and just now Bergeron makes it 3-0. 2 goals in 45 seconds.

Big Baby

4-0 make that 3 goals in a minute from the Marchand.

Big Baby

1 minute 28 seconds to be exact.
NBCSN. Tampa finally scored 4-1.

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

the leaves were doing better with austinmmatthews for a while. yes, a big surge by the bruins whop are still miles away from the lightning that you like and who seemingly have the best coach in john cooper.

Big Baby

Cooper may have the best roster sure but Bruce Cassidy should be Coach of the Year if the Bruins keep this up. Boston fan first over the Lightning for me shadow.

OC Dolphin

Bruce Cassidy and the Slapshot kid.

Big Baby

Heading to the game tonight. Checking out Butch, Sundance and the red hot Bruins. I haven't been to a game in forever should be fun.

FZB

Hockey talk??.. hhhmmm , no bueno people, no bueno.

NO KYLER MURRAY FOR ME!!!

the guy has talent and he is electric on the open field but we have far too many holes on the team ( specially O L and D L ) and it makes ZERO sense to give up a bunch of picks to draft the guy, the only option is to trade back and keep on trading back and rebuild this team the right way ( FINALLY, FUCK YOU ROSS ) and go get our guy next year or the year after ..

Los Lakers may not make the playoffs ??? Im surprised at that one...

The Heat are still hanging around the 8th spot.

FZB

Just had a thought of luciness ( new word I just invented )... trade the following players for picks, but not for this coming draft...for next years draft.

X Howard --- could bring us a 2nd maybe a 1st ?

K Drake .. could bring us a 3rd rounder, maybe even. 2nd rounder.

K Stills .. 3rd rouder next year.

Reshad Jones ... Definitely a 3rd rounder, maybe a 2nd rounder.

Let Juwan James walk, he will get signed by a lot of money and bring us. 3rd rounder or 4th rounder ( compensatory pick)

Keep on accumulating picks, I want more picks!! For next year,

FZB

Maybe the Dolphins should hire a physic medium to talk to the ghost of Joe Thomas so he can give Grier some pointers...shit its wirth a try I say.

Mr. Woodcock

Bad team man, bad fucking team.

Take your pick;

A. Dolphins

B. Lakers

C. All of the above

"Mr. Woodcock that's your lowest shot evah!"

"Ah, I don't give a shit 'bout the fans...."

Mr. Woodcock

The Suns? We lost to something called the Suns? WTF!

Mr. Woodcock

Tragic Johnson proving once more that he's no good at late night talk shows and coaching and general managing.

"Who goofed I've got to know!"

OC Dolphin

Jeanie Buss has some real problems on her hands. She’s installed Magic and Pelinka in there, and those guys are beginning to make Jim Buss look like the second coming of Jerry West.

The mistakes are mounting: Getting rid of Julius Randle because he didn’t want to dish out $9M, yet he goes out and gets Rondo for the same $9M. Who’s having a better year? Just recently sent Zubac to the Clippers for a song, and now he’s their starting center, producing close to 10 points, 10 rb in under 18 minutes.

They’re still carrying $8M/yr for Deng and for the next three years. They’ve installed ball handlers to surround James, players who only shoot 30% when instead needed the proven James formula for having outside shooters camping out out there enabling wide runways by which James can score.

The team is last in the league in free throws, 27th. in 3 points. They completely allowed the players to be demoralized by leaking a trade involving every player but for James for Anthony Davis. On, and on.

It’s disheartening for a Lakers fan.

OC Dolphin

It pains me to say it, but Magic doesn’t know what th #$&% he’s doing.

Mr. Woodcock

No shit.

Big Baby

I think Earvin has lent his Magic Eight ball to the Celtics.

OC Dolphin

Just before the football Combines I identified three guys the Dolphins should focus on with their #13 pick. All defensive players. They were (see 2/28 post) LB Devin White, DE Montez Sweat and DL Dexter Lawrence. The fact that Kyler Murray did nothing but measure up to being over 69” while skipping all else was enough to close any possibility for him falling to the Dolphins at #13.

This just reinforcing a defensive first pick. Unfortunately or otherwise (depending of whether you’re Grier or another GM), Both White and especially Sweat improved their value to the point that both might not be available come #13. Sweat ran the fastest 40 for a DL in the history of Combines.

Let’s see who falls up as both of these cats and Murray move up.

Big Baby

OC didn't you just get done saying Murray wasn't anything. Now you're saying he might be drafted Top 10. He's being linked to Arizona at 1 overall right now.

Miami could sign Case Keenum for a year and still draft a QB in the first round why not.

OC Dolphin

The two views are not mutually exclusive. Just because I may think that KM, though talented, would not be on my team due his diminutive dimensions for pro football; it doesn’t mean some GM with a weakness for shiny objects would not move up to take him.

OC Dolphin

There is no way. No way that this new administration is going to draft a QB with their first pick. If anything look for them to try to move down to acquire a second pick.

My instincts tell me that they will try to deal away X Howard for a draft pick. The team is poised to have a fire sale. Use whichever descriptor you wish: clean house, youth movement, salary dump, whatever.

We best be prepared for a 4-12 type season, and by design. Anything to try to get to yet another 8-8 is past tense. They’re not going to threaten the playoffs by any stretch of the imagination, and these views appear to have finally clicked in with the administration.

Build both lines first, starting with stopping the run. Look for their selection to be two DL in rounds one and two. Two OLs in three and four, a corner in five, and a couple of LBs over the last two rounds.

Big Baby

4-12 is insane and I am not buying the rebuilding nonsense. Case Keenum could go 8-8 with this team with Flores in charge. They aren't trading their lock down CB either get real.

Big Baby

Win now league. Passing league. They may take a step back in terms of philosophy however it won't translate into wins and losses. Just enough talent and coaching that will prevent tanking. Maybe if they brought in Rich Kotite.

OC Dolphin

Let me be the first...

FAIL FOR FROMM !!!!!

Big Baby

If they wanted to tank they would start Osweiler or Fales. Then you're 4-12 or worse would be spot on.

Big Baby

oh jeez Fromm? You can't possibly be in love with a QB already. I hope they take Grier or Lock number one this year.

OC Dolphin

Elway is drooling over Lock. Again, they’re not taking a QB when they can’t even protect or stop opposing offenses from getting off the field.

OC Dolphin

I like it...

Fales for Fromm!

the shadow knows

Big Baby,

real madrid ousted by my favorite club, ajax of amsterdam. read it was the first time a team advanced in the champions' league. 4-1 blown out; guess they miss CR7

FZB

Big Baby ,

Bro, U are a but delusional ( it must be that NE winter) if you think the Dolphins are a good team, let me say this slooowly . .. we suuuuck and the only way to get out of this 500 mediocre record we have been in the last 15 yrs is to suck even more and finish with one of the most if not the worst record for a couple of yrs .

The key to a successful rebuilt is draft picks, get as many as you can , endure the pain of losing and get our QB next year or the year after..no other option.

And fix the O Line...

Big Baby

FZB- You are usually right but let's not foget you believed strongly in Jeff Ireland.

I didn't say they were a good team. They just aren't bad enough to rebuild with the talent they have at some spots. Maybe if they follow your blueprint of letting everyone go but they won't.

Big Baby

shadow- Saw Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund. Can't beat them with Pulicic on the bench as a substitute. Bad managing and he won;t be there much longer to sit.

Big Baby

Lakers should start tanking. OC's blueprint has not worked.

Big Baby

Fales for Fromm would work. I am very interested to see who starts at QB this year.

Big Baby

If Gordon Hayward reverts to form Boston is a different team. They can be all world as evidenced by whipping the Social Justice Warriors. I really hope they can meet them again.

the shadow knows

SANTA ANITA PUTS RACING ON HOLD!!!!!

21 equines have died/ had to be put down at the greatest track in the world;d. on hold is the second greatest race in america- the big cap. we all know that the greatest race in america is the first race on opening day at del mar, with all those babes wearing sheer, sheer white dresses in the sunlight. when i lived in la jolla one summer they were dropping like flies at del mar, which i think has a synthetic track. amazing that racing went on for centuries before this wave of deaths. you can blame it on the scourge of non-stop racing and all the medications that are needed to rune sore horses. yes, year-round racing and the breeders' cup have killed racing, along with the one and done horses who race at three and then go to the breeding shed. what happened to all the wonderful geldings-forego, peso, ancient title.. who raced and raced and raced and didn't break down. as stated previously, we ran some horses and i can go look at my family in the winners' circle at the now deceased hollywood park with lafitt pinky, jr. on top of our colt. ah, those good old days

Big Baby

21 is a lot shadow. sounds like the calls to shut it down like the greyhounds will be coming soon.

OC Dolphin

the shadow knows,

While few things surprise me in this day and age, maxing out - literally ‘running racehorses into the ground,’ does.

One would think preventing or fixing these sort of things would be corrected through legislation. Unfortunately, it appears few within that breed Are capable of finding time away from countless, hate-fueled investigations.

Forgive my cynicism, but I expect nothing will be done about this. That is unless AOC were to tweet that she identifies with a horse’s plight (one look at this babe’s denture work should convince) and that these horses are victims of white man’s opression.

the shadow knows

OC Dolphin,

the good old days were santa anita opening 26 dec until april when hollywood park would open, the injury del for the summer and the time out for the horses to refresh. then the horsemen decided that they needed an "oak tree' meeting in the fall for a few weeks, tom which hollywood park came up with another meeting to stretch back to santa anita's main meet. of course there was the LA county fair meet at the bullring at pomona, to which the orange county fair meet of mixed breed racing, like pomona, made for an all day and night racing for the whole year. used to love the quarter horse racing at los al, from where wayne lukas and bob buffet graduated into the thoroughbreds. just way too much racing and no time to turn out them horses from non-stop training/racing.

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