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    Dolphins: Tua Be or Not To Be?

    Mando is all over the map at times, too. I feel like he often talks out of both sides of his mouth. The thing with the Tua gamble is that, as most acknowledge, it was a reasonable gamble. I'm not sure how one can reasonably render judgement on it at this point. And as the Phins folks around...
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    Dolphins: Tua Be or Not To Be?

    I was listening to the Adam Beasley/Barry Jackson (Miami Herald writers) podcast this morning and one of them closed out by saying something along the lines of "no more excuses for Tua next season." It sounded ludicrous in lieu of all the extenuating circumstances, not to mention what excuses...
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    NFL Announcer Tiers: All-time & Current

    Yeah, I think he's one of the best going right now. A bit surprised by some of the reactions to him. For those who are saying he's overly enthusiastic, do you also feel like this drops Madden down a few levels?
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    Spring Training 2021

    Seemed like last year's failure was due primarily to a total decimation of the pitching staff. "Total disinterest" is kind of harsh, and I'm not even sure how you'd measure that. Anyway, if there was a degree of increased disinterest, I'm OK chalking that up to 2020. I mean, granted we're...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Yeah, that's part of what I was getting at. I don't disagree, but on the other hand, Fitz is a unique character. He obviously loves the game and loves to compete, but he seems to genuinely enjoy being a mentor, and he certainly demonstrated elite "closer" skills. But the added pressure of...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    1979 for me (Zonk's & Griese's last gasp in a playoff loss to the Steelers is my earliest embedded memory), and I kind of agree with this. Sunday's loss at Buffalo was a gut punch, but only in a knock-the-wind-out-of-me sort of way. By the end of the day I was already feeling a sense of...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Fitz is out with Covid. No idea how much contact he and Tua have had, but there certainly seems like a reasonable possibility of exposure for Tua. The next 3 days will be fun waiting for this potential shoe to drop. It's insignificant in the big scheme, of course, but it seems about right that...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    A lot of folks down on Tua in the Week 14 game thread, both in terms of his development and in terms of what's best for Miami right now, but I think some points worth noting include: -As pointed out during the broadcast, today was the equivalent of Tua's 2nd regular season start if you take...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    :D Kid away, my friend. 5 - 3 with a manageable schedule ahead = you can't hurt me.
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    I guess this team is for real after all. Holy shit, what a win. Gutty as hell.
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Watching the ESPN fantasy pregame and they mentioned that Howard was 20th at RB last season. I didn't realize that. Seems like maybe the injury slowed him just enough this season to render him marginal on the roster. I hope he can do just enough today to keep the ARI D honest, and buy Tua a...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Would love to see some chemistry develop between Tua and Gesicki. Only two targets last week, one of them a really nice throw deep that was catchable, but well-covered and dropped. Unless our D & ST plan on carrying the day again it feels like Miami will be playing catch-up in this game. Tua...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    How much did the unexpectedly early big lead and dominance by the defense play into it? I don't think Tua had a pass attempt over 10 yards after the 1st quarter.
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    No doubt Tua was not particularly impressive, but there were several bad drops. Mostly by Preston Williams (3, by my count)
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    I think the Rams can be had. Frankly with all things considered (Miami off a bye, LAR on a short week, cross country trip, etc.) I think it's a toss-up. I think in the end the Dolphins end up having to lean harder on Tua then they would hope to and fall just short (not necessarily because of...