NFL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW: Titans 37, Dolphins 3
The Titans only outgained the Dolphins by 38 yards.
But they outscored them by 34 points on the scoreboard.
Jake Locker only managed to complete 9 of 21 passes for 122 yards. But 2 of those 9 completions were for touchdowns.
And somehow, some way, Chris Johnson has rediscovered the ability to run between the tackles and hit the corners, because the man that CLAIMS he is faster than Usain Bolt racked up 126 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, giving him his 5th consecutive game with at least 91 yards rushing, and his 6th in the team’s last 7 games.
And most importantly of all, 4 turnovers for the Dolphins, 0 for the Titans.
The Titans are now 4-6.
NFL WEEK 9 IN REVIEW: Colts 23, Dolphins 20
Andrew Luck set the new NFL single game record for passing yards with 433, and set the rookie record for 4 300+ passing yard games.
Luck completed 30-48 passes for 433 yards and 2 TD’s and the Indianapolis Colts won their 3rd consecutive game and 4th in their last 5 to improve to 5-3 on the season.
For all of you RG3 advocates, guess what?
RIGHT NOW, Andrew Luck is the Rookie of the Year.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Dolphins 30, Jets 9
Matt Moore stepped in for injured QB Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins didn’t miss a beat.
Moore threw a TD pass to Anthony Fasano, Daniel Thomas ran a TD in from 3 yards, the Dolphins got 3 Field Goals from Dan Carpenter, and Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in a Dolphins’ ROUT of their AFC East rival New York Jets.
Despite being outgained by 127 yards by the Jets, and the Jets posessing the ball nearly 3 minutes longer, the Dolphins managed to make easy work of the New York Giants where it matters most.
On the scoreboard.
With the victory, the Dolphins imoroved to 4-3 and the Jets fell to 3-5 on the season. And somewhere in New York, Rex Ryan is on a toe sucking grief binge in one of the 5 boroughs.
Trick or treat, Rexy.
NFL WEEK 6 IN REVIEW: Dolphins 17, Rams 14
Dolphins rookie starter, Ryan Tannehill threw for 185 yards and 2 TD’s as the Miami Dolphins won their 2nd consecutive game and improved to 3-3 on the season.
Let’s just say, it sure as hell wasn’t Reggie Bush and his measly 17 yards on 12 carries that helped the Dolphins to the dub….
The St. Louis Rams out gained the Rams 462 to 192, out rushed them 162 to an AWFUL 19, posessed the rock nearly 7 minutes longer, and outplayed a team almost as much as you possibly could in a losing effort.
One week after a huge win over an undefeated Cardinals team on Thursday Night Football, the Rams fell asleep at the wheel and payed for it in a BIG way on Sunday.
Simply put, the Rams’ stellar team defense deserves way better than what they are getting from their offense right now. 462 yards is all well and good. But at some point in time, you HAVE to start converting a few of these Field Goals into TD’s.
If you are a St, Louis Rams fan, this loss hurts like a bitch. 4-2 was well within your reach. 3-3 doesn’t sound nearly as good…
NFL WEEK 5 IN REVIEW: Dolphins 17, Bengals 13
In one of the more surprising results of Week 5, the Miami Dolphins knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals to improve to 2-3 on the season.
Ryan Tannehill, while not spectacular, was efficient and mistake free to the tune of 223 yards on 17-26 and 0 TD passes.
The Dolphins got their 2 offensive TD’s on rushing TD’s from Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas, and the Dolphins dropped the Cincinnati Bengals to 3-2 on the season, as they forced 2 Andy Dalton interceptions, and 3 overall.
NFL WEEK 4 IN REVIEW: Cardinals 24, Dolphins 21
Despite a record setting day by Dolphins rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, the Arizona Cardinals’ improved to a shocking 4-0 via a 46 yard Jay Feely game winning field goal in overtime.
Ryan Tannehill broke a franchise rookie record set by Dan Marino nearly 30 years ago, and fell only 1 yard short of the all-time rookie total with 431 yards passing.
But it was Tannehill’s 2 turnovers on two big hits from the Cardinals’ D that lead to the Dolphins final 2 scores and eventially lead to a Cardinals’ victory.
Equally as impressive for the Dolphins were the 253 yards receiving on 12 catches by Brian Hartline.
What is spell binding to me is the 4-0 success of the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cards rank 25th in passing yards, 29th in rushing yards, 21st in defensive passing yards, and 15th in defensive rushing yards.
Yet here they are, 4-0.
I just can’t see that kind of success being maintained long term by a team putting up these kinds of numbers, but does it really matter to you what I think, Cards’ fans?
Your team is 4-0.
NFL WEEK 3 IN REVIEW: Jets 23, Dolphins 20
If I had just gotten as lucky as the Jets just did, I would be jumping up and down for joy as well…
Mark Sanchez strunk up the field yet again, going 21-45 for 306 yards a TD and 2 interceptions, Tim Tebow and the “wild cat” once again amounted to absolutely dick, and Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin struck the most decisive blow to the Dolphins when he called a time out to ice Jet’s kicker Nick Folk just as his attempt was being blocked by Jets’ defensive end Randy Starks, literally fucking his own team.
The Jets, for yet another week spent most of the game looking as if they didn’t know what the hell they were doing on offense. I though this was what the preseason was for….
Dolphins rookie QB Ryan Tannehill had his 3rd consecutive less than spectacular game, going 16-36 for 196 yards, 0 TD’s, and 1 INT in the Dolphins’ loss.
For the Jets, your offense is an abysmal clusterfuck. There is simply nothing you can say to me that will justify the fact that you haven’t figured out what you are going to do with Tim Tebow and the wildcat offense, yet, and something tells me that all of the guys in charge are far too proud to admit that this experiment has been a disasterous failure. Something tells me that the Jets were ALWAYS hoping that Sanchez would finally come in and light it up so that they could justify sitting Tim Tebow at the end of the bench and using him for what he’s really good at (publicity), but with Sanchez not playing well enough for theem to bury Tebow at the end of the bench, Rex Ryan and the Jets’ brass had best keep an open mind about Tim Tebow and the potential of him starting this season.
For the Dolphins, you had best hope the injury Reggie Bush suffered in this game is no big deal. Because you gusy couldn’t possibly be any lighter on that side of the ball.
NFL WEEK 2 IN CAPTION:
WEEK 2 RESULTS: Dolphins 35, Raiders 13
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, Reggie Bush spent 60 minutes yesterday reminding us that he is a former Heisman trophy winner (the NCAA’s ruling hasn’t made anybody forget that Reggie won it), and why we all thought he was going to take the NFL by storm in the first place.
Mr. Bush was in BEAST mode all day, toting the rock for 172 yards and 2 TD’s on 26 carries, including 23 yard, and 65 yard TD runs in the third quarter.
As for Dolphins rookie starter, Ryan Tannehill, 18-30 for 200 yards and 1 TD won’t set any records, but when you factor in the strong play of Bush, and the fact that Tannehill threw no interceptions, and took only one sack, that was MORE than enough to get the job done, and earn the rookie his 1st career victory.
As for Raiders’ QB Carson Palmer, if he hasn’t spent time beating himself up for threatening the now playoff caliber Bengals with retirement only to force a trade to the perenial suck fest that is the Oakland Raiders before now, I have no other choice but to question his mental capacity.
I’ll complete this post with ONE last question….
Will Darren McFadden EVER become an elite NFL running back???
wwe-espn-nascar asked: On Tuesday I want you to answer this question: Out of the teams that won today, who do u think has the BEST chance to go undefeated? and will a team not win any of their games this Season?
I sincerely wish every question that hit my inbox was this good.
For the 1st question, going into Week 1, in my opinion, the most complete teams in football were the 49ers, Patriots, Packers, Texans, Steelers, and Ravens. The Packers and Steelers each lost, so OBVIOUSLY neither of them is going undefeated.
Now to really dissect the question…For the 49ers, there are 4 potential speed bumps in their schedule. They have the Lions this week, the Giants in October, the Saints in November, and the Patriots in December. Seeing as how the Patriots were another of the team’s on my “most complete teams” list, the 49ers and Pats could eliminate each other from the conversation.
The Texans have big games against the Broncos, Packers, Ravens, Lions, and Patriots. As good as I believe the Texans to be, there is no way they go through those 5 teams undefeated.
The Ravens sure looked good against Cincy, didn’t they? I love the new no huddle offense, and Joe Flacco is surrounded by the best receiving corps they’ve ever had. But they have a game against the Patriots, 2 against the Steelers, Houston, Denver, and the Giants at season’s end when the G-Men ACTUALLY give a shit. They aren’t making it through that unscathed. Hell, history tells us that they are almost guaranteed to drop one of those two games to the Steelers.
The Patriots, is where it gets interesting. The Pats have a tough game week 3 at Baltimore, and they have Denver, Houston, and San Francisco ALL at home. How lucky is that schedule?? The game Dec. 16th at home, against the Niners, could decide whether or not any team goes undefeated this season.
In conclusion, I don’t think any teams are going undefeated this season. I think that both the Niners and Patriots are capable of 14-2. When all is said and done, they will have the best records in their respective conferences.
To answer your second question…for my money, the Colts, Jaguars, Rams, Browns, Dolphins, and Vikings were the league’s worst teams going into Week 1. The Vikings are the only one of this group that won, so while they may very well go 1-15, they obviously can’t go winless.
To really break it down, the Colts may have Andrew Luck, but he has pretty much nobody to throw it to, and the jury is out on whether or not he has Peyton Manning-like ability to make chicken salad out of chicken shit. The Colts have the Vikings, the Jags twice, the Browns, and the Dolphins. They will certainly knock off one of them, and may sweep the lowly Jags.
The Jags have Maurice Jones Drew. That is it. No threatening receivers to take the focus off of him, and no NFL defense respects QB Blaine Gabbert at this point. But the Jags have 2 games against the Colts, and one against the Dolphins. I’m gonna say they manage to squeak out a win in ONE of those games, but they could very well go winless.
The Rams shouldn’t be as bad as they were last year. Bradford is healthy, Stephen Jackson is still toting the rock, and they have 2 games against Seattle, one against Miami, one against Minnesota, and 2 against the Cardinals. They are gonna take at least 3 games, maybe 4.
The Dolphins are a total fucking mess. They traded Brandon Marshall, they made a mistake by naming Tannehill as their starter after Matt Moore did a pretty decent job for them down the stretch last season, and Reggie Bush is probably their best offensive weapon. They have games against St. Louis, Indy, and Jacksonville, and they could very well lose all of them. They have a very solid chance of going winless.
That brings me to the Cleveland Browns. Did you SEE the 12-35, 4 INT, miserable cluster fuck of a debut performance by Brandon Weeden??? That debut may have been the worst I’ve ever seen. The easiest game they have all season, is the Colts at Indy. And they could lose that one too.
It is my opinion that the Cleveland Browns WILL go winless in 2012, and the Dolphins may as well. Because the Browns schedule is tougher, I believe them to be more likely to go winless. 0-16 for the Browns, 1-15 for the Dolphins.
WEEK 1 RESULTS: Texans 30, Dolphins 10
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, not only are the Dallas Cowboys NOT “America’s Team,” they are NOT the best team in the state of Texas.
The Houston Texans can win the Super Bowl, folks.
They have a top 10 QB in Matt Schaub, a top 3 wide reciever in Andre Johnson, a top 3 running back in Arian Foster, and a top 5 overall defense.
There is NOTHING that this team does not do well.
As for week 1’s game against the Dolphis and rookie QB Ryan Tannehill…the Dolphins never stood a chance.
Schaub went 20-31 for 266 yards, and a TD toss to the returning Andre Johnson.
Arian Foster toted the rock 26 times for 79 yards and 2 TD’s.
Andre Johnson made 8 catches for 119 yards and an amazing TD connection with QB Matt Schaub.
This game was CLEARLY over at halftime.
The 1st quarter ended with the Dolphins up 3-0, and the 2nd quarter ended with the Texans uo 24-3 courtesy of an offensive explosion.
For the Texans, the Dolphins were a mere stepping stone toward what I believe will be at least 13 wins and a possible super bowl birth.
For the Dolphins and rookie starting QB Ryan Tannehill, you can expect a lot of this, this season, and Tannehill WILL be replaced as starter at SOME point during this season.
The Houston Texans are one of TWO nearly perfect football teams that I believe exist in football. They, along with the 49ers, have the ability to be dominant in EVERY aspect of the game.
A super bowl birth is more than just a “possibility” for this Houston Texans football team…
NFL 2012 SEASON PREVIEW-AFC EAST: Miami Dolphins
If I had one single word to describe the Miami Dolphins off season it would be….
And believe me when I say that I do NOT mean that in a good way.
- Passed on head coach Jeff Fisher because they didn’t want to give him complete control. Fisher ended up in St. Louis.
- Traded pro bowl WR Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears
- Didn’t do enough to convince Peyton Manning to sign
- Passed on QB Matt Flynn, allowing him to sign with Seattle despite having his former offensive coordinator in Green Bay, Joe Philbin as their new head coach
- Signed David Garrard (you heard me)
- They signed only ONE outside free agent, Richard Marshall, to more than a one year deal
- Signed Les Brown, a former accountant and BASKETBALL player to be their new tight end
- The Dolphins sign Chad Johnson
- The Dolphins release Chad Johnson
- The Dolphins release David Garrard
Quite frankly, I can’t remember the last time an NFL team had that bad of an off season.
The Dolphins started out 0-7 last season, and many believed they would battle it out with the Indianapolis Colts for top spot in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. That ultimately didn’t happen as the Dolphins won their next 3, and 6 of their final 9 to finish 6-10.
The Dolphins were bad passing the ball (23rd in passing yards per game), good running the ball (11th in rush yards per game), awful defending the pass (25th in opp. pass yards per game), and stellar defending the run (3rd in opp. rush yards per game). In other words, bad on both sides passing, and good on both sides rushing. Reggie Bush actually exceeded expectations in 2011, and ran for over a 1,000 yards.
Looking ahead to this season, I can’t think of a single thing the Dolphins did to improve their team with the exception of hiring Joe Philbin, who resided over a stellar Green Bay Packer offense as offensive coordinator as their head coach. But the Packers had Aaron Rodgers as their starting QB. The Dolphins are handing the rock to rookie lottery pick Ryan Tannehill on opening day. Some think he could be as good as Andrew Luck, most don’t. What concerns me is not so much the unknown that rookie QB Ryan Tannehill will bring to the table as the fact that Tannehill sincerely has nobody to throw it to. Not a single eligible reciever on the Dolphins current roster had more than 570 yards receiving last season. The Dolphins traded Brandon Marshall, remember?
At least the schedule is in the Dolphins’ favor. They only play 5 playoff teams from a year ago ALL season. With Philbin calling the plays, I believe the Dolphins stellar ground game from a year ago will suffer a little. New head coach Joe Philbin is clearly a pass first kind of guy. I’ll go ahead and put ahead to any potential drama this year and tell you that the Dolphins don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell at making it into the playoffs. It’s a hard knock’s life….
PREDICTION: 5-11, last in the AFC East
5 teams are starting rookie QB’s opening week
That is the most ever.
The highest number before this season?
The 5 QB’s and their teams are:
1.Andrew Luck- Indianapolis Colts
2.Robert Griffin III- Washington Redskins
3.Ryan Tannehill- Miami Dolphins
4.Brandon Weeden- Cleveland Browns
5.Russell Wilson- Seattle Seahawks
The question is…how many of these guys will KEEP their jobs?
Luck and Griffin III are obvious choices.
But I believe that Tannehill is a stretch because of Matt Moore and his above average season last year holding a clipboard behind him. Weeden is a stretch because the Cleveland Browns swap QB’s like Kim Kardashian swaps out rich black men, and Russell Wilson has Matt Flynn, the $26 million man sitting behind him. So unless Wilson lights it up, you have to think Flynn will get in there at some point.
So how many of these guys do I think will keep to get their jobs throughout?
I’m going with 3.
Chad Johnson changed his name back to the one his mama gave him just in time to be DONE in the NFL…
In the last year and a half, he was…
- acquired by the Patriots while subsequently giving us the impression that he was going to get serious and dominate in New England, before going out and catching ONE TD pass all year
- changed his name back to his birth name
- got married
- assaulted his new wife, and was arrested
- was cut by the Dolphins
- his wife of only 41 days files for divorce.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries aint got shit on that!
Happy trails, Chad Johnson.
You aren’t good enough to justify THAT kind of PR nightmare.
What does this mean for Tim Tebow?
Obviously, every person upon hearing the news of Peyton Manning signing with the Broncos, immediately thought the following two things, in this exact order:
- “The Broncos? Really?? WOW.”
- “What about Tim Tebow?”
The answer to the second question is incredibly obvious, really.
John Elway and the Denver Broncos will either trade or release Tim Tebow, and it will happen sooner rather than later.
So, how do we go about determining what teams may be inquiring about Tebow’s services?
For me, it’s easiest to break the teams into specific categories.
Super Bowl contenders looking for situational talent:
- Green Bay Packers- The Packers were 15-1 last season, and won the Super Bowl 2 years ago. So they CLEARLY do not NEED Tim Tebow. THAT may be what ultimately makes Green Bay a solid destination. Tebow could be more than serviceable in goal line situations, study the art of pocket passing behind Aaron Rodgers, and possibly win a Super Bowl ring.
- New England Patriots- NO team is better at finding ways to fit players into situations in the offense in which they can succeed. Though Tebow may hardly EVER play backing up Tom Brady, Tebow would have a chance to win a ring on a classy franchise, underneath offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, who drafted Tim in Denver.
- Philadelphia Eagles- Let’s face it, with Michael Vick as their current starter, the Eagles already have an offense in place that is suitable to Tim Tebow’s talents. Hell, they could ease Tim in and utilize him the exact same way they did Vick when he joined the Eagles.
- New York Jets- On a team that is only a Super Bowl contender because of their all pro defense, I can easily see a scenari in which Tebow could bump Mark Sanchez from his starting job. He hasn’t exactly set the world on fire in NY, after all.
Sorry ass teams DESPERATE for publicity:
- Jacksonville Jaguars- This one is so obvious it almost makes me want to call up their franchise myself! Hell, all I would have to do is pick up a phone book and look up a listing for “sorry ass foiotball team.” Tebow is a footaball legend in the state of Florida and had great success in Jacksonville as a high school QB. Things have gotten so lousy for the Jacksonville Jaguars from a publicity stand point, that they have began covering all of the empty seats in their stadium with team colored tarp. Want instant media notoriety? Want to EASILY triple your season ticket sales while Tebow’s jersey sales through the roof? TIM TEBOW IS THE ANSWER.
- Cleveland Browns- Cleveland is a city that has had a grand total of ONE superstar athlete in the last 20 years. Seriously, what the hell could it POSSIBLY hurt to bring Tebow in?
Teams that lack QB depth:
- Miami Dolphins- For ME, the 2nd most obvious choice. The most talented in the 3 teams from Tebow’s home state of Florida, Miami has Reggie Bush, a hard working defense, and experience running the wild cat offense. Just think, only a few weeks ago, they were considered the front runner for Peyton Manning….
- Buffalo Bills- Seems like a long shot, really. But are any of you Bills fans out there sold on Ryan Fitzpatrick as your long term QB solution?
MY PREDICTION:Somehow, some way, Tim Tebow finds his way back to the state of Florida….Playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.