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2015 Dolphins Draft Picks
Miami is 1-4 and I was pretty much dumping on Gase. I still had a feigning interest in whether he could fix it before year’s end but nothing more. I was already building a file titled “Fire Adam Gase”. So just when I’m about to write him off permanently as just another coach who has lost his team, he does something that peaked my interest again. He fired Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner. This tells me he has some fire in him….literally. So here I am again, hoping Adam Gase finds the magic formula to turn things around. I’m really hoping this isn’t just Gase’s Josh McDaniel moment where this was done out of panic. I mean this really was a shocker now but would have been expected at the end of the preseason. There’s not a fan on Planet Dolphins that didn’t realize these two were just dead weight and not conducive to winning, it was still a bit of a shock to see it just happen now versus in preseason.
Secondly, this has to send a loud message reverberating through the team. Two weeks ago in my blog I wrote about how Gase could lose the team if he didn’t follow up on some of his threats. He called out James in the press and didn’t bench him. I felt that was a mistake. James has been the subject of a lot of threads where his play is concerned. Make no mistake though, James has talent and is a solid player when he is focused. It’ll be interesting to see how focused the team is against Pittsburgh this week. My guess is the game will be closer than most fans think and I’m putting money on the upset. That is putting a lot of faith in a lot of holes in the Miami Team at the moment.
Only time will tell if Gase has what it takes. But if he does, we should at least see this team start to come together by season’s end. If it does, he’ll earn another year. If the team continues to tank, all bets are off on his job security.
Apple pie baking in the oven. Turkey roasting in the oven. Fresh cut grass. New-fallen snow on a crisp winter morning.
These are a some of my favorite smells. Smells that I can recall vividly and instantaneously. Scents that make me sigh… make me smile… make me long for the experience it implies.
Dog poo. Vomit. Rotting potatoes (trust me; if you haven’t experienced the odor, it is horrific.) These are also burned into my conscience as some of the most distasteful, repulsive odors I have had to endure.
Kind of like the memory of Miami’s offense in the Bengals’ game last Thursday.
I have not trusted myself to participate in the boards on the Phinfever forum much since that travesty. I try to present myself as a “cup-half-full” kind of guy and I didn’t want to spill that half-cup of optimism by posting what I was really feeling after that game. It was that bad.
So here I am, trying (again) to find a way to find hope in the midst of the perfect storm of bad football we’ve been subjected to. Like trying to sense a whiff of apple pie while standing in a sewer. What I am left with is this. Building blocks.
We have some solid pieces of the puzzle on our roster right now. Pieces that are young, talented and show room for growth. Other pieces that are still early enough in their careers to build around but seasoned enough to consider building blocks. Pieces to give us hope.
Lots of questions, on all sides of the ball. Here’s hoping we begin to see legitimate answers as the season progresses. Let’s start this week, against Tennessee. Let’s start to see some answers. Let’s catch a whiff of hope.