1. Fire the coach, GM or QB is uttered during the first week of the season.
2. Suggesting the headcoach made a few bad decisions means you’re a bad fan.
3. The only thing worse than your pro team…is your college team.
4. You can recite the back-up center’s name but can’t remember who is running for President.
5. Listening to sports radio makes you angrier than listening to campaign speeches.
6. Next week is always the week things are going to get better.
7. After 1 week you’re trying to convince the ticket office that you cancelled your season tickets.
8. Your rookie QB looks more like a rookie than any of the other rookies.
9. You just blamed your grandma for the last INT.
10. The defense is good enough to win…if all the other phases of the game play well.
11. You haven’t seen a real safety since the Blackwood Brothers.
12. You know who the Blackwood Brothers are.
Right now most Dolphins fans are somewhere between hope and depression. Most are hopeful that last weekends volleyball match between Ryan Tannehill and the defensive line was just an aberration and the coaching staff will “make some tweaks” to fix the problem. Let’s just say I’m not encouraged when I hear Mike Sherman say that the tipped passes are all the fault of his rookie QB. Maybe Sherman should have remembered he was playing in the NFL with a rookie QB last week when he kept having him drop back with less than 2 minutes to go…only to turn it over…again and again and again. You see, Ryan Tannehill is young and will make mistakes; but, it is up to Sherman to know when to pull back the reigns back and when to turn him loose. Last week, any 10 year old with a playbook would’ve pulled back the reigns after INT number 1. After INT number 2, most sentient, cognizant humans would’ve taken a knee or simply hand the ball off to a RB. Not Sherman, he was determined to make that one of the worse two minutes of football Dolphin Fans have ever seen. It made me think of the 1999 playoffs…first two minutes. No Mike, it isn’t all on the rookie. Your play calling and lack of awareness might have been the biggest shortcoming on the field that day.
That is if you discount the play of Chris Clemons. His total lack of awareness coupled with his non-physical style of football. I’m not sure if he was doing an oley move or if he was reaching for a flag in his back pocket when Adrian Foster ran through him to the endzone. I also saw the way he was so focused on avoiding contact on one play that the ball just dropped at his feet. I’m sure he was just trying to stay healthy for next week.
Finally, I guess it is hard to expect Tannehill to complete any passes when the offense is playing with 10 guys most of the game. That was because Mr. Legedu Naanee was completely invisible. How can a WR that big, be ….well….that small. You would think a guy 6-2, 215lbs with 4.4 speed … well you get the picture. His problem is he has 2 inch arms. They must’ve missed that at the scouting combine. Someone ought to give him T-Rex as his handle. Anyway, I digress.
Oakland...I know most people are expecting a close win. I will only say that Oakland's Defensive Front is the tallest MIami will face all season. So we'll quickly figure out whether RT and Sherman have figured out how to prevent batted balls. The interior of Oaklands line..Kelly and Seymour are both 6-6. That's an inch taller than JJ Watts.
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