In My Opinion...What’s Wrong With 5th place?

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1.  Steelers

This team in my opinion is the best in football right now.  They are playing amazing defense and their offense is just starting to click.  I don’t know how they scout LB’s, but their scouting department is better than Parcells.

2.  Ravens

Best stat that makes you wonder, why we don’t draft prospects from ‘da U’
Ed Reed Interceptions in two games 3.  Rest of the team at the midway point; 0

3.  Jets

I hate them

4.  Patriots

See above

Yes, you could argue that the Pats are not a top 5 team because of their young secondary, but on the other two facets of the game, they are scary good.  And the Gmen look like the second coming of the Colts Champion team (Is Manning to Hicks, the new Peyton to Harrison?) so I can see your argument on them being up their before them.

Speaking of the Ravens, let’s take a trip down memory lane for a second.  Since our Trifecta has taken over our team, we haven’t beaten the Raven’s once.  In fact we got schooled every game:

  • October 19, 2008 27 -13
    Remember Sugg’s Pick 6 on Chad P? Wildcat did nothing, and then we fumbled on the 19 yard line, just when you think we would pull back.
  • January 4th 2009 Wild card Game 27-9
    Note: for all those fans that didn’t like Ted Ginn Jr, please watch this and the pick six by Ed Reed.
    On word…dammmmmmm
  • Nov 10, 2010 26-10
    We all saw what happened, I don’t need to tell you anymore.

If you pay closer attention you will notice that we weren’t even close to winning…once. Each game was a complete blow out. Not even close.  If our front office is responsible for the ultimate product on the field, shouldn’t they be held responsible? This is a team in which we are basically copycatting.

Draft a QB and develop him: Who wouldn’t pick Flacco over Henne?

Build a stout defense: As good as Nolan is, he can’t teach his players to catch the ball and make a play.  Last two games 5 missed INTs.  For a secondary to leave that many game changing plays on the field, is disgusting.  We should have signed O.J or Rolle.

Run the ball: Ray Rice is the next best Running Back.  He is going to be the next LT, but more physical.  Say what you want about Cam Cameron, but I would love his playing calling right now.  This team offense is fun to watch.  If our team is so dedicated to running the ball, why not use a draft pick on running back? Lex Hilard and Patrick Cobbs are not going to replace Ricky and Ronnie.

Feed the Wolf: Tony S live by example my friend.  If your motto is “Feed the Wolf” why only one long pass to Marshall all game? Last time we did that was against the Vikes, week 2.  Watching Flacco go deep for Boldin, Manson and TJ is something we can only dream of right now.

I know we are 4-4, but as a fan we have to be realistic, we all thought this team made the necessary moves to make some noise, however the only noise we are hearing is the sound of disappointment.  It hurts to lose, as a player, or a coach or a fan, we have to be better at playing fundamental football, or the only thing the Miami Dolphins will be receiving is a satisfactory ribbon.

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  • Chris

    Hey, Phanatic, Nobody hates the Patriots more than me but what’s with the gay slur? “Gaytriots”? You’re better than that.

    • bahamas

      This was my opinion, but i can understand your logic.

      I have made the revision.

  • Jetro

    What’s even more depressing than us under performing is that the upcoming strike threatens to derail any progress that we’ve made as any serious playoff push is at least two years away (providing the strike is going to be as bad as people are saying).. So either make a Superbowl push this year or in a sense we have (along with everyone else) two years of “rebuilding/retooling”.. Best to plan accordingly..

  • Daddio

    The Dolphins are what their record says they are, mediocre.

    Our front office has done a much better job than the previous regimes but they leave much to be desired in building a championship team. We will wallow in the 7-9, 9-7 region until better players are taken from the draft *and* we fine tune our FA acquisitions.

    At this point, I am not so sure we don’t need another QB waiting in the wings as Henne has not shown great strides in his progression towards being a franchise QB.

    Drafting a fast, powerful RB should help next years offense as well as getting speed (needs to get open and be able to catch as well..)at a WR slot. Miami is slow on offense.

    Having said all that, they *should* be able to win the majority of their remaining games – however, we have seen them backslide many times before. I would say we are on a collision course with just missing the playoffs by a game.

  • Jimbo111

    This “Give Chad another chance,” reminds me of an Aggie joke.

    There was an aggie football player that had been working for 12 years to get his diploma. He had set a record in persistence by taking algebra 1 nine times before passing, but finally it came time for graduation. Well, the academic committee wanted to be sure that he was ready so on game day they called out the dean to give him a special test in front of the student body…

    Dean Jones: OK chadd here’s your test, spell Potato.

    Chadd: Oh boy, that’s a tuff one… Poat…, The student body gave a loud groan, and then shouted in unison, “Give Chad another chance, Give chad another chance!!!”

    Dean Jones: Well Chad, it seems your fans really love you so were going to give you another chance… Spell, Eat.

    Chad: Oh wow, another tuff one… E…. A….T. The student body gave out a huge groan and in unison shouted, “Give Chadd another chance, Give Chad another chance!!”

    Is this what we have come to?? I don’t see Chad deserves another chance. Give Thigpen another chance, Give Pennington another chance.