2019 Dolphins: Trust the Process

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If you asked me which 1st round QB I’d be least enthused about right now I’d say Herbert, and right or wrong, a big part of that would be due to his size and the track record for QB’s that tall...
Anyways, just heard a clip where Tannenbaum was asked “Tua or Burrow?” and as if a perfect parody, on cue, his response was Herbert. And the thing that enamors him about Herbert is his size.

I don’t fully trust Grier, but I can’t express how happy I am that ass hat Tannenbaum is no longer in the front office. Now maybe I’ll wind up looking like a fool on Herbert, but the majority of time Tannenbaum opens his mouth on ESPN, I just can’t believe he was responsible for running a front office. And then I’m frustrated and saddened that it was my teams.

As for Tannehill, I was always of the belief that there was little difference between him and someone like Matt Ryan, outside of opportunity and circumstance, so nothing he’s doing is surprising. I also think it was the right move to move on from him, because that opportunity and circumstance wasn’t going to be ideal in the near future.

So obviously, Organizational stability plays a huge role, and it was the lack of it that necessitated the tear down. That’s why, while these wins may suck for draft position, the positive is that it would seem to indicate Flores may have been a great hire. The fact this team didn’t implode, and he’s gotten a rag tag group to buy in, improve each week and compete, has been very impressive.
As I said, I wish I could trust Grier more. I wasn’t thrilled when he was retained, as it seemed like the latest in a series of half measures...but the one positive I guess is that Grier was gutsy or smart enough (depending on how you want to look at it) to employ the strategy that he has. I don’t know if this whole process is going to work out, but it’s always made complete sense to me to try, so I guess I have to give him credit for that. Especially in a league that skews toward playing it safe...it would have been easy to keep Tannehill, try to sign a couple guys and once again be one of those teams that winds up between 6-9 wins depending on a few breaks.
 

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For a long time I've assumed why so many can't miss QB's fail, as have others. They're drafted top 5 overall, put in horrible situations, don't get the coaching they need because the coaching sucks, they fire them, rinse and repeat. They have 4-5 coaching changes and offensive systems in the first 5-6 years and never get going.
Tannehill had Philbin, who never bought in to him and reportedly wanted to replace him with Derek Carr, with Mike Sherman, who ran a high school level offense. Then he had Bill Lazer as his O coordinator. Then he had Zac Taylor as Dan Campbell took over. None of these guys ever really believed in or empowered Tannehill.

Then Adam Gase was supposed to come in and solve all of the problems and whisper his QB magic into Tannehill’s ears. But all he did was take the ball out of his hands and lean heavily on the run game. Then Tannehill started breaking down physically.

I think that Tannehill needed a fresh start. Needed to go to a place where there weren’t expectations where he could go in and prove himself. I’m happy he’s doing well. The dude was the epitome of toughness and a professional. Look at his numbers through his first 5 years or so. They aren’t just pretty good. Some of them are literally historically good. Obviously that’s the byproduct of the league presently and playing on bad teams and having to pass a lot, but he was never some chump, just a guy that was not elite but somewhere in the middle that couldn’t elevate bad coaching and bad personnel decisions around him.
 

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Rooting for this franchise is like rooting for the Sox pre-04’.
The only thing shocking about Tua’s injury is that the Dolphins were no longer likely to get the #1 pick.
Hope somehow that kid is able to play again. for whatever team that may be.
 

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Dolphins win, Redskins win, Bengals win. Basically a great day all around for Miami. Flores continues to maximize the talent on the roster. They had no business winning that game yesterday.

We’ve seen tremendous growth from DeVante Parker and even Mike Gesicki. Gives me a lot of optimism that once Miami actually does have a talented roster, this coaching staff will utilize it effectively, unlike the previous regimes.

Also, Eric Rowe signed a three year extension, which really is more like a one year deal with two options. He’s thrived in the “Minkah role” since Bobby McCain went down. Rowe has been very effective at covering tight ends and playing in a hybrid DB role in this defense. He played very well matched up against Ertz yesterday in man coverage.
 

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Dolphins win, Redskins win, Bengals win. Basically a great day all around for Miami. Flores continues to maximize the talent on the roster. They had no business winning that game yesterday.

We’ve seen tremendous growth from DeVante Parker and even Mike Gesicki. Gives me a lot of optimism that once Miami actually does have a talented roster, this coaching staff will utilize it effectively, unlike the previous regimes.

Also, Eric Rowe signed a three year extension, which really is more like a one year deal with two options. He’s thrived in the “Minkah role” since Bobby McCain went down. Rowe has been very effective at covering tight ends and playing in a hybrid DB role in this defense. He played very well matched up against Ertz yesterday in man coverage.
You guys should give Fitzy a 12 million dollar deal.

Parker is really good. Fish play hard, you need some QB luck.
 

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They signed Fitzpatrick to a two year deal, so he’ll be around next year(if they want) already. It should help transition things whichever way things unfold, whether the team drafts a QB, actually winds up with Tua and his recovery takes a while, or they punt on the position again waiting until 2021.
 

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They signed Fitzpatrick to a two year deal, so he’ll be around next year(if they want) already. It should help transition things whichever way things unfold, whether the team drafts a QB, actually winds up with Tua and his recovery takes a while, or they punt on the position again waiting until 2021.
That was just a joke on how dumb my Jets were when they did that deal. Led to the greatest viral Jets video of all time:
View: https://youtu.be/FftFvwwxD2U
 

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ahhh...my bad lol
I guess I should have realized even if someone was pleased with the way Fitzpatrick has performed, he shouldn’t be getting 12 m a year.
 

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Respect to the Dolphins. I loved how they handled the Minkah situation earlier this year, and have completely rebuilt this team with the majority of players being available on waivers since the season began.

Their rushing game seems to have a different guy every week, with their leading rusher on the year being Mark Walton with 201 yards(he was cut for allegedly striking a woman pregnant with his child.). 3rd round pick Michael Deiter and defensive back Eric Rowe are the two constants on the OL and secondary respectively, the rest is mostly made up off of waiver claims and UDFA.

They caught a lot of heat for trading the recent top 10 picks, and plenty of injuries I won't use as excuses because they haven't.


And they keep competing.

Respect to the Dolphins.