From The Armchair: Miami Dolphins Week 5

10/7/13 in NFL   |   ohwell_   |   16326 respect

I thought about copy and pasting the article Jason_ wrote last week.  That being  said and not done...
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Final score Baltimore 26- Miami 23.   

The Dolphins are well on the way to being 8-8 this season.  Which, over the summer would have looked and sounded pretty good to me, now after a 3-0 start followed by an *ss whooping from the Saints, and a self inflicted beating yesterday by the Ravens, I'm more than disappointed.   Side note, (Did the Ravens not get the pink memo?), anyway, I really don't know how much more Tannehill's body can take.   Dolphins are on  pace to give up 77 sacks this season.  The O line. Ugh.  Non existent running game, receivers dropping more balls than a veterinarian on a spay and neuter crusade.   $$ Wallace  picked up 99 yards in the first half, and only 6 in the second half.    

Bye week could not come at a better time, we need to regroup, let Cam Wake heal that knee.  Coach Philbin had the following to say, and herein lies the true problem.....HIM.

RE:  The spike with under 1 minute to go, resulting in a loss of down and the following play, SACK.

“I thought it was the right thing to do at that point in time,” Philbin said. “It was in bound completion, the clock is moving, we felt we had a couple clean plays that we could execute well to move the ball into scoring position.”
Philbin was asked again if he stood by the call.

“I do,” he said. “I was the one who made the call.”

Philbin defended his team’s performance, saying “we didn’t play well in the third quarter but we came back, made it a competitive game. Ultimately we didn’t make enough plays to win the game.”
When asked if he will contemplate any coaching changes during the bye week, Philbin gave a one word answer: “No.”

When asked if he will consider playing Nate Garner or Danny Watkins to help fix an offensive line that is giving up sacks at a record pace, Philbin said “we believe in the guys that we have.”
“We have confidence in them,” he said. “I know we have work to do, guys need to improve fundamentally. It’s not just the offensive line position. I know that’s a huge focus and we do have to develop and improve there but other positions we do need to improve and other individuals. We need improvement in a wide variety of areas.”

Um, yeah.

Phins Up!











 
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10/10/13   |   ohwell_   |   16326 respect

Um, this ain't Craiglist.

10/8/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61274 respect

yes

10/8/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect


I would say that o-line needs a little more then just a little work from what i saw against saints. Saints D line are not studs by any means and we really man handled that 0-line. Philbin may need to be more open to some competition in practice for a couple of those 0-line positions instead of giving those guys sucking balls a longer leash. Sometimes a  ringing endorsement of the unit is not exactly what is needed perhaps some competition to push these guys to play better or sit is the way to go.  But it is still early-ish so maybe his way will bring more results after the bye. 

 

10/8/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

ohwell_ wrote:
I think he and RT need to wear a getalong shirt.    Hartline should be used more, and don't forget we have Keller.   The O Line just blows.   

The sad part is TE Dustin Keller is out for the season :[  The dolphins are really missing him.  The O-line does need some work otherwise, Ryan could suffer some bruises due to getting sacked alot.  Hartline is very underrated in my opinion.

10/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Bye weeks have been known to extract miracles.

10/7/13   |   ohwell_   |   16326 respect

RaiderSteeler15 wrote:
The Dolphins should be alright...  They'll take their anger out on the bills after the bye week.  It has been frustrating to see former Steeler WR Mike Wallace perform the way he has perform lately.

I think he and RT need to wear a getalong shirt.    Hartline should be used more, and don't forget we have Keller.   The O Line just blows.   

10/7/13   |   ohwell_   |   16326 respect

Schedule...   I can see 5 wins in the future...

10/7/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21075 respect

The Dolphins should be alright...  They'll take their anger out on the bills after the bye week.  It has been frustrating to see former Steeler WR Mike Wallace perform the way he has perform lately.

10/7/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

The O line is a disaster .. if that doesn't improve then 8-8 might not be reachable...