My dude the question was literally are they much better than the Dolphins and your response was “yes.”DidI say "far better"? They're a better team. The Dolphins have a nice win against SF and a trouncing of the Jets that pretty much accounts for the point differentiational plus the JAX win. Look, Im not trying to rain on the parade here and I'm not trolling or baiting, but come on.
Is the season where it is? Then yeah, I guess you're spotting me 1.5 games. Look, this isn't me trying to come here and waive my d around and talk shit; the Pats suck, I knew they would, expected them to and there's record of me saying it here. I wish they had flat out tanked. But the Bills area good team, and better than the Fins. Sorry. Again, any takers.Are we spotting you two games? Dawg, no one is arguing that Buffalo isn’t likely to win the division. We’re saying they aren’t a much better team than Miami.
Why are you being an obnoxious asshole?Is the season where it is? Then yeah, I guess you're spotting me 1.5 games. Look, this isn't me trying to come here and waive my d around and talk shit; the Pats suck, I knew they would, expected them to and there's record of me saying it here. I wish they had flat out tanked. But the Bills area good team, and better than the Fins. Sorry. Again, any takers.
I see what this is.Is the season where it is? Then yeah, I guess you're spotting me 1.5 games. Look, this isn't me trying to come here and waive my d around and talk shit; the Pats suck, I knew they would, expected them to and there's record of me saying it here. I wish they had flat out tanked. But the Bills area good team, and better than the Fins. Sorry. Again, any takers.
Gailey is an OG Godfather of the spread offense. He was running spread and pistol in the NFL way before it became the norm.Here is one thing I dont quite get about the Fish and they did a lot of things that seem logical. The Chan Gailey hire is a big question mark for me. Now, I get that he is very simpatico with Fitz, but what I don’t get is why you want to bring up a young franchise QB with a 68 year old OC. Is Gailey planning to stick around?
Yea... Gaskin’s limitations were very evident today. Not fast enough to really break any big runs. Not big or strong enough to be able to bang it between the tackles when you really need the yards.Every time Gaskin runs the ball I wind up pissed off at the Ravens. Pissed at the Ravens for unexpectedly taking J.K.. Dobbins one pick before Miami.
As for today, it would have been hard for me to envision a scenario where Miami would win by double digits and I’d come away not feeling like I know much more about Tua than I did when he threw two passes vs. the Jets.
If I want to optimistic, I guess it would be the completion to Grant (I think). Where he starts left and works back to the right to complete a deep out. That’s the type of throw not every QB is going to be able to make.
Hopefully there’s a lot more positives next week.
While Tua was a wash, the person I thought the most of after this game was Grier (and the front office). They invested a lot on the defensive side. And it certainly is starting to pay off. For once I actually feel like there is synergy and a shared vision in the organization and it has them moving in the right direction.
Coming into Sunday, Miami was ranked 12th in DVOA and Buffalo was 13th. This before Miami dominated the 5th ranked team in DVOA, the Rams.What a great team win today, with Special Teams (Haack, Grant) and the defense playing exceptionally well. Big props to Flores, also, of course, for implementing such an effective game plan. He certainly has McVay/Goff figured out.
Tua looked rusty and occasionally rattled today, but he was also held back a bit by a few drops and relatively vanilla play calling. It would have been nice to see at least one long, sustained drive, but in focusing on the positive:
1) Tua's healthy! He got hit a few times and shoot it off. It was great to see.
2) Tua's 1st TD to Parker was a pretty one.
3) The shot down the field to Gesicki should have been caught.
My thoughts on Gaskin are similar to just about everyone else's -- I've said so for a while. His limitations were highlighted today due to the Rams' dominant front seven. I fully expect the Dolphins to bring in another RB or two in the offseason. It's unfortunate seeing a guy like Tony Pollard stuck behind Elliot in Dallas.
Miami's Tua-lead offense is going to have to play significantly better to have a shot at besting Arizona on the road next week.
Regarding the Dolphins/Bills debate?
Let's say Miami manages to win vs. the Cards, while the Bills lose to Seattle. I still think it's unlikely Miami out-wins the Bills down the stretch, which is what they'd have to do, considering that Buffalo is currently 4-0 in the division. (Not sure how the 3rd tie-breaker would shake out if Miami wins out vs. the division and the Bills lose to the Patriots or Jets in Round 2.) But, hey, that's why they play the games.
I know you are, but what am I?This is highly hilarious considering the source.
IMO, if they can get players who can help them in the future, they should, but they shouldn't go after any one-year rentals. The Dolphins are improved, but this isn't their year.Any chance this team becomes buyers? Lots of 2021 draft capital so could be aggressive if they wanted to.
Exactly where I would stand as well. One year rentals or guys that don’t fit the long term plan would be a waste of draft capital. Miami is at least a year away and giving up any of their premium picks is a step backwards.IMO, if they can get players who can help them in the future, they should, but they shouldn't go after any one-year rentals. The Dolphins are improved, but this isn't their year.
That said, as far as I'm concerned, I just want to see 2 things: 1) Continued improvement and 2) Sustained health.
Mark my words: For Tua, it's a matter of when, not if, that he shows the it factor.
I'm also looking at you, Chan. Miami's without Gaskins, Breida, and Bowden. How creative will he get to generate rush-like yards? Jakeem Grant and Malcom Perry are playmakers and need to be used as such.
Definitely. Gesicki's certainly due for a big game and has arguably been under-utilized, overall, this season.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.
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 few miliseconds here and there to let that quick release do its magic.Definitely. Gesicki's certainly due for a big game and has arguably been under-utilized, overall, this season.
The Cardinals haven't been good against the run this year. This likely would have been a plus game for Gaskin. Any chance Jordan Howard and his fresh legs run very, very angry today?
Can't argue with any of this.No idea how Zane Gonzales didn’t hit that FG. I wasn’t a fan of Flores kicking the FG on the next to last drive.
Miami made several big stops when they absolutely had to have them. Jones sticking Murray was a huge play. Sieler blowing up that 4th and 1 run was huge.
Tua shined brightest when Miami needed him to. He made plays with his arm, but also a few big ones with his legs. Down RBs 1 and 2 and WR2 went out after scoring a TD. Didn’t matter Tua was still carved them up. The lack of a running game remains a concern, but that’s a worry for another week.
Flying cross country, down players and coaches due to Covid, playing a red hot Cardinals team, with the type of QB that typically kills Miami. Defense made enough plays and the big plays when it mattered. Offense won the day and outperformed my expectations.
Who would've thunk it?It's only been a season and about a 1/4 for Flores in Miami, but what we've seen thus far suggests that, like BB, his team will get better as the season goes on. It's certainly happened last year, and we're seeing it now. If that continues, as expected, and the team's health remains relatively stable, things could get interesting. How?
Well, for the sake of this discussion, let's say Miami takes care of the NYJ next week. I think they will. That will leave them 3-3 headed into a Week 7 BYE, which I think is an advantageous schedule change for them.
Then, headed into Week 8, they face the following schedule: Rams (home), Cards, Chargers (home), Broncos, Jets, Bengals (home)
*Note: Always love WC teams coming to Miami. The Rams have been the exception in winning many of these contests.
Is it crazy to think they could take 5 out of 6 of those games and be 8-4 headed into the hardest portion of their schedule? KC, NE, LV, Buffalo.
The recipe: QB ("Good Fitz"), continued strong offensive line, and a tough, patented Flores' defense. Such a combination could lead to an improbable, fun season.
Edit: One possibility that hasn't been talked about, or at least I haven't seen it anywhere ...
What if Miami, as a team, continues to get better and manages to win games despite inconsistency from Fitzpatrick? Now, around Week 10-ish, could Tua be considered as part of a playoff push? Sure, a lot would have to happen, but I don't think the scenario is entirely impossible.
Could be. I give Murray credit for selling out to try and get the first down, but he took a few big shots in that game in attempting to get first downs. Jones and I believe Elandon Roberts really got him on a third down just short of the sticks as well.I still believe that Jones knocked Murray little loopy on the at third down run before the handoff to Edmunds that Miami stopped. Murray did not run again after that hit and his pass on 4th down the next possession was mediocre as well (yes, he completed the pass to Cink prior)