Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You're Rexing Me The Ryan Way - or - The Dolphins Prepare to Ground The Jets


Rex Ryan called defending against the Wildcat "personal" and couldn't help but mention that he "squashed it" twice in his Baltimore days.  He also said he was "surprised" by the fact that the Dolphins could throw the ball well enough to beat his team in the first matchup between the Jets and the Dolphins.

Well I have to let Ryan in on a little secret.  Not since Dan Marino and Ken O'Brien used to battle it out in the 'me' decade have the Dolphins really focused on their passing game when playing in the Meadowlands.  Dang it, even if the Jets themselves haven't figured it out (5 interceptions, Mr Sanchez?), that place is not a great place to throw the ball, and the Dolphins are well aware of this fact.  Why do I mention that, Mr Ryan?  Prepare to face the Wildcat, once more.  

The combination of young QB, conservative play-callers, struggling receiving corps, and one of the top rushing averages in the NFL, all points to one obvious fact.  The Dolphins will be looking to run the ball from the onset.  Oh, I forgot one more thing.  Kris Jenkins?  Gone. 

No, we shouldn't have any issue running the ball against the Jets standard defense, but they will undoubtedly do some adjustments to their base to help counter the 100 yards or so that came out of the Wildcat in the first go around.  This is where things could get tricky for the Dolphins.  Or, it could actually benefit them, if they're wise about it.  One thing that we do have on our side that benefits our passing game in a windy stadium, is Chad Henne.  He throws laser beams that can cut through the wind.  It's just a matter of the QB and his receivers being on the same page and in top form.  

Injuries Are To Be An Issue

CB Lito Sheppard will likely be out and Shaun Ellis and Bart Scott are nursing injuries and are limited in practice so far this week.  This could make the left side of the Jets defense the side to attack with the run game, and the right side weak to the pass.  That means Camarillo could be a very active target this week for you fantasy owners.

On the other side of the ball, Channing Crowder will not play - Reggie Torbor will start. (UPDATE - the SS declares he won't play, the Herald declares he WILL play, but reading into Crowder's comments, I disagree with the Herald's take, for now).  Vontae Davis is the most likely starter in replacement of Will Allen, but I wouldn't be surprised if Nate Jones pushes him by the end of the week.  The loss of Leon Washington pushes rookie Shonn Greene into the game, and David Clowney, who had a big 4th quarter catch against us in the first game, is unlikely to play.  An early report said that Braylon Edwards didn't practice, but he didn't seem to be on the injury report.  The Jets starting RG, Brandon Moore, did not practice, and starting RT, Damien Woody, was limited in practice.

Bulletin Board Material

This is Dolphins v Jets.  There's going to be bulletin board material no matter what, but the added spice of Rex Ryan/Channing Crowder and Calvin Pace/Ronnie Brown has really upped the ante.  

Rex Ryan, in his presser read this quote from Brown:
"Coming into the game we're watching how they blitz and we were like, 'Okay, we'll just sit back and play football then and let's see who has the tougher 11 people on the field.'"

Ryan also read that quote to the players this morning in the team meeting. It definitely touched a nerve. 

"It's on me, there's no question about that," Ryan said, alluding to the first game, in which the Jets blew three fourth-quarter leads. "I'm responsible for how we played, so I can't wait for this game. I'm the only one with the guts ... not the only one, but one of the few that have the guts to admit it, that I absolutely want to play this game again. I wanted to play it three seconds after that first one ... We'll see if it's going to be different on Sunday. I believe it will be."

DE Shaun Ellis: "When Ronnie Brown scored (the game-winning TD) and he was doing that little Dolphin dance, oh, that irked the (crap) out of me."

CB Darrelle Revis: "They thought it was the Super Bowl. We saw that and we took heed of that."

Meanwhile...

Today, Ronnie Brown had this to say on the Jets thinking the Wildcat is a 'gimmick':
"That's their own personal opinion. We're all entitled to our opinion, but at the same time, if I remember correctly, I think they've actually gone into the same formation a few times."

And on why the Ravens could stop the Wildcat but the Jets couldn't:
"Look at their personnel. (The Ravens) obviously have a lot of people on that side of the ball that can make plays, taking nothing away from the Jets."

115 comments:

  1. Enjoyable blog Tin - got my juices flowing already, even though it's only Thursday morning. I think JT is up for this one too! ;)
    Sky has chosen the game for it's first slot, so no crappy feed worries for me and I'll probably get the plays before the streamers for a change this week?
    Disappointed we won't see a rematch of "the Clown" versus the Clowney if the latter doesn't play (lol).
    I'm expecting the Jets to be better prepared for us running from our base set and the wildcat in the rematch - I just hope we can still set that physical tone early and get lots of production from it and ride it all the way to a win.
    I'm also excited to see Hartline in a bigger role this week too - I think he, Bess and Camarillo will be thrown to for quite a few 5-15 yard passes to mix things up and I hope we get the TEs involved a bit more too this week. I don't think the Meadowlands is a good place to throw bombs to TGJ to try to restore his confidence or to get Pat White a big pass from the Wildcat either (sorry to upset you bringing that up).
    I'm looking forward to seeing how our two young rookie corners cope too (even more so against Brady). I read somewhere that the Fins were one of only 2 teams to start a rookie corner this year. I guess starting 2 puts us in an elite group of 1. We need the front end of our pass rush to hold it's side of the bargain up to at least give them a chance and I hope Sanchezobliges and throws a few up for grabs to give them confidence early too.
    Let's hope J - E - T - S ...... lose and we get to see more of my favourite jelly-belly Ryan expression =-O

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  2. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 6:36 AM

    Man the Jets are a bunch of whiners. Wow... what Ronnie Brown said was really over the top and that should really fire them up. WTF? Ronnie's very low key dance, yeah that's just crazy stuff.

    I hope we knock the snot out of them.

    Cotchery is playing and if the Dolphins DBs don't tackle better he'll run through them for big chunks of yardage. He's a very physical WR. I hope we don't see Nate Jones starting. I don't think he's starter caliber. I think Vontae even as a rookie is a better choice.

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  3. Bottom line is each player winning their individual matchups. It doesn't
    matter how you gameplan if you don't execute. That's why it's important
    they come out fired up and execute straight away.
    Hmm, don't know about that...in any event rookie corners have been playing a
    lot - they usually do. Last year there were 3 or 4 starting right away in
    the NFL. Speaking of rookies, I managed to watch the first half of the
    Barnley/United match. I think Wellbeck is going to be something good. Bit
    weird seeing Owen and Neville in there with all the juniors. They look like
    the 'slow' kids who got left behind a year or two at school.

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  4. I didn't think he'd even make the team, but he did make some plays last
    week. He's a horrible tackler though, and has been exposed MANY times in
    coverage. Still, he's a trifecta guy and they keep saying how smart he is.
    That's actually the last thing I look for in a cornerback. Give me a
    speedy, dumb guy with quick reflexes and leaping ability who can tackle any
    day over a 'really smart student of the game'. Save that for your MLB, SS,
    and QB.

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  5. <div id="comment-6a00d8341c2c7653ef0120a6339c2e970b-content" class="comment-content"><span>

    This is an excerpt from a very interesting blog entry on ESPN AFC East. It appears that we have two receivers with the "best hands" and one with close to the worst hands in the AFC. Take a look.

    In an attempt to measure how well AFC East receivers are handling the ball, Matt Lyon of ESPN Stats & Information crew crunched the two official numbers we have: targets and receptions.
    AFC East wide receivers: 2009 catch percentage (minimum 20 targets)
    Player Team Pct.
    Greg Camarillo Dolphins 90.5
    Davone Bess Dolphins 78.8
    Wes Welker Patriots 75.4
    Julian Edelman Patriots 67.7
    Jerricho Cotchery Jets 66.7
    Randy Moss Patriots 64.2
    Lee Evans Bills 46.7
    Ted Ginn Dolphins 46.2
    Braylon Edwards Jets* 45.0
    Terrell Owens Bills 42.9
    * Does not include Browns stats
    Is it any surprise that the three worst wide receivers when it comes to catch percentage (the number of catches divided by the number of times thrown to) are three players who have become synonymous with dropping the ball?

    </span><span>Greg Camarillo has caught a NFL-best 90.5 percent of the passes delivered (19 of 21). Davone Bess is fourth at 78.8 percent (26 of 33).</span></div>
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    <div class="comment-content"><span>Can someone explain to me whey our "pass offense" sucks so bad with these two in the top 5 in the NFL?</span></div>
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    <div class="comment-content"><span>Two of the top 5 in the NFL in percentage of catches vs drops and we are 26th in the NFL in passing offense. WTF? </span></div>

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  6. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    I think we need to go corner again in next year's draft. Not saying 1st round but another guy who can run and tackle.

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  7. Rockphin, this 'percentage stat' needs to come with a disclaimer. This is
    much like a shooting percentage in basketball, where the percentage drops
    off due to shot difficulty. The further downfield you are, the lower the
    percentage, just a 3-pointer in B-Ball, as opposed to a lay up. Davone Bess
    SHOULD have a high percentage because most of the passes to him are screens
    and 4 yard checkdowns. Camarillo's stats are a bit inflated because he
    doesn't get a lot of targets in a game, and when he does he catches them
    with his ass-cheeks, which is a bit like a basketball power forward hurling
    a full-court shot as the clock hits zero and it going in. That would
    immediately spike his 3-point percentage, especially if he only takes 2 or 3
    shots from beyond the arc during a season.
    Plus not every pass target is ON TARGET. The NFL stat is actually how many
    times the ball was thrown TO the player, not how many catchable balls. Some
    of them may have been a little too wide, behind the player, over their
    heads, etc. Stuff that tends to happen more with down the field passing.
    So to me, this stat means nothing. What they should have calculated is much
    simpler...how many drops does the player have versus how many catches they
    have. That would give them an indication of what the player is not bringing
    to the table.
    Examples (made up numbers):
    Say Ginn had 32 catches for 400 yards, say an 12.5 yd avg
    Say Ginn had 8 drops. That would estimate out at 100 yards of offense they
    left off the field.
    Say Camarillo had 20 catches for 180 yards, say a 9.0 yd avg
    Say Camarillo had 2 drops. That would estimate out at 18 yards of offense
    left off the field.

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  8. Bess example:
    Say Bess had 30 catches for 114 yards, say a 3.8 yd avg
    Say Bess had 4 drops. That would estimate out at 15 yards left off the
    field.

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  9. Patrick Robinson, high 2nd round maybe

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  10. Ok, here is the missing info from those stats. Bess 7.2 ypc ave. (cought 26 of 33)  Camarillo 9.2 ypc ave. (cought 19 of 21) So, Cam has left 27.6 yds on the feild and Bess has left 50.4 yds on the feild.

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  11. I know these are situational stats meaning if one of them drops one of the ten total drops by them on 3rd down we still stall, but It's got to mean SOMETHING!

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  12. Your point is taken though.  Look at who are worst at drops. Lee Evens, TO, Braylan Edwards, Randy Moss.  You know most of those drops were not little 5 yd outs that our guys are dropping, but long balls.

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  13. My biggest concern going into Sunday's game is the 600+ yds running the Jets have in the last two games.  Of course the Bills and Oakland are #'s 30 & 32 against the run this year. 

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  14. Knight, I agree we need to keep bringing in good young players, but I would't use a 1-3 on a corner next year.  We have more issues elsewhere.  (TE, WR, ILB, OLB, NT)  Depending on what's available I think we start at NT because soooo many teams are transitioning to 34 def they will be the hot position and Ferg is getting very long in the tooth. If there is a STUD TE coming out next year I would like to see it go like this.

    1st - NT
    2nd- TE
    3rd - WR
    4th - ILB

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  15. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    He could go mid-late 1st round.

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  16. Um, Tin we drafted one of those a few years ago in the first round!! His name is Jason Allen!!!  Dumb guy (couldn't get the scheme) quick, phisical, good tackler, and can jump.  Doesn't seem to be working! LOL

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  17. Yeah thats what we said this year and almost everyone slid down, so I'm
    going conservative for 2010, and assuming the raiders will screw up
    everything again.

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  18. Rockphin, whatever you want to believe, Jason Allen is good enough to be
    starting in the NFL. He has proven what he can do on the field in games. I
    don't care what the media or the coaches reasons are, I have 'seen the
    film'!
    No drugs in the world could make me believe Nate Jones is a better option
    than Jason Allen.

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  19. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 8:43 AM

    We have more issues elsewhere? Our secondary is our weakest unit.

    You don't draft in order of need. There may not be a NT worth taking in the 1st round and that's not our biggest need. We're 4th against the run, why is NT a top priority? Soliai is doing well. I agree with TE and ILB and OLB will also be a target. I'm not sure we need another rookie WR. I'd rather sign a proven WR in free agency. Not a top dollar guy, just a good solid WR.

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  20. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    LOL

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  21. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    I came across this picture of Rex Ryan. Pretty funny.

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  22. Well we're on the same page there.  It's a mystery to me why J.A. isn't used more.  He seems to be a "Gamer" in 07 he lead our teams DB's in INTs and wasn't the starter.

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  23. I wasn't bashing on J.A. just pointing out that for what ever reason (most say because he's not smart enough) he hasn't worked out for us.

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  24. That's right, he isn't smart, but has good instincts. Sam Madison was a
    total dumbass, but did that 'retard' him on the field?

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  25. Knight, I agree with you that our secondary is our weak link. But I don't think it's our corners.  The biggest problem IMO is tackling (or lack there of) by our safeties and LB's.  we get killed over the middle. NOT on the edges. We already have 4 young DB's developing on our squad. V. Davis, S. Smith, Culver & Clemens.  I agree we should continue to bring in more DB's just not a top priority. 

    I think NT as I said before is more of a priority because of Ferg's age, the perception that Solia hasn't been dependable (note that I didn't say FACT that Solia hasn't been dependable) and that there are so few of them out there.  I still realy wish we hadn't wasted our #2 pick on white this year.  ILB was the way to go in that round.

    besides, while I don't follow college ball enough to discuss it, I've heard that this year is a GOOD year for DT's.

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  26. LOL he said Retard!  As I said, I like J.A. and don't understand why he isn't in the line up exept on ST. The concensus has been because a. he's not smart enough to pick up the play book or b. he doesn't practice well (incosistant)

    I was just trying to be funny when you said you wanted a dumb DB.

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  27. United have three young players who look to have some quality - Wellbeck, Macheda and Obertan. Macheda and Wellbeck have played a fair bit before in lesser tournaments and are being brought on slowly. Obertan had his first run out with the first team last night and looked impressive. All of them need to bulk up a bit though or they will get knocked about at full Premiership speed. Are you going to watch the second half?

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  28. United have three young players who look to have some quality - Wellbeck, Macheda and Obertan. Macheda and Wellbeck have played a fair bit before in lesser tournaments and are being brought on slowly. Obertan had his first run out with the first team last night and looked impressive. All of them need to bulk up a bit though or they will get knocked about at full Premiership speed. Are you going to watch the second half?

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  29. Knight, good find! LOL

    Sanchez sneaked down that hot dog in three bites 'cause he raided Ryan's stash!

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  30. Ewwwwww, ruins my whole picture of the "little man in the Boat" that always comes to mind when someone says it. 

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  31. although he DOES look like a grossly huge P*ssy!

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  32. ...and it's too bad this game isn't in Miami, think of the fun to be had with hot dog gags!

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  33. last night? I don't have a game on my schedule between Barnsley and
    Blackburn....tell me i didn't miss one.
    Yes I will watch the second half tonight, even though I saw the score two
    days ago....I guess Owen scores in the 2nd? I even watched the Liverpool
    game despite knowing the final score and outcome hours before! In the 1st
    half vs Barnley, Anderson made that PERFECT pass to Wellbeck, who took a
    shot but the GK saved it (the announcers said he should've crossed it to
    Owen, but I disagree). It seems like Anderson can occasionally make a
    beautiful play but a good 25% of the time he passes it to the opponent.
    I saw Wellbeck play with the old folks not too long ago. He may be up
    sooner than later - it seems like Fergie has gone sour on Nani lately.

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  34. I meant Tuesday - I missed a day!
    Owen does indeed score the second and took it like the old pro he is. Hopefully he gives the England Manager something to think about before the WC?
    The pass from Wellbeck to Owen was a difficult through traffic and a strikers instinct is if he sees the goal he shoots. I wouldn't want to try to take that out of his game and nor will Fergie. Owen sure as hell wouldn't have passed!
    Anderson is a funny player - like you say, capable of brilliance but doesn't always deliver. Cue the Nani debate. Add in Berbatov too. You can't have too many of those types on the pitch at once or the wheels could come off. Ronaldo was a bit like Nani when he first arrived, but he aspired to greatness. Nani may achieve goodness .... then again he may achieve goodness gracious me get rid of him.

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  35. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Anyone else have an issue at the SS where the comments section isn't there?

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  36. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    It would be funny if Rex Ryan went to throw the red flag and instead he throws a hot dog or gyro that he had in his pocket onto the field.  :-D

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  37. (SIGH) been there, done that!

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  38. Whew, thought it was just me, thought maybe mikie blocked me from posting.  Seems he got his feelings a tad hurt cause I was ribbing him about his Joe W. blogs.  Funny, he had no problem ribbing me but he got all pissy with me about me making fun of him.

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  39. "Funny, he had no problem ribbing me but he got all pissy with me about me
    making fun of him. "
    Are you saying that Mike Berardino is a woman?

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  40. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Sorry Tin, I did not catch that. Then again I don't read what you write anyway.  :-P

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  41. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    I'm getting tired of the regurgitated articles on the SS. That's the root cause of people like you ripping on them. They seem to be lazy about finding something new and fresh to write about.

    ffr, I know your opinion of Ginn, but geez, do you get the feeling some of these reporters are feeding the bash Ginn frenzy?Writing a blog about how Ginn didn't hustle back to the pack in practice. Reaching much, WTF? 

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  42. Knight,

    Like I said last week or so, I have given up on the whole Ginn discussion.  Omar and Mike writing about it now just shows they haven't been paying much attention to the whole blog boards.  The subject of Ginn has been over with for a few weeks now.

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  43. Where is the blog on how JT stops moving as soon as the ball is more than 3
    yards away from him? I;m not talking practice, but in the game. he goes
    from 100 mph to parked on almost every play.

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  44. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    DTs yes, but being that there really are no NTs coming out of college because few teams play a 3-4 you can't just say make a DT a NT. Tim Bowens recently said he doesn't think he could have been a good NT and respects what Ferguson does.

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  45. TRICK OR TREAT!!!!!

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  46. Actually a ton of teams are running it this year compared to last year. It
    seems like almost every game I watch these days has a 3-4 defense running.

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  47. Knight:
    To me, the thing with him is he seems to lack whatever it is, professionalism, maturity, whatever you want to call it.  Like I said at the SS blog, he always talks about going out to play and have fun, which is fine for a high school or even college player, but once it becomes work/your job, it might be fun, but that isn't what it's all about even if it is a game.

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  48. I never wanted JT back and have said so ad nauseum!

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  49. Don't leave alcohol near your pumpkins!

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  50. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Well he does dress strange and like a woman. Weird.

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  51. herdfan,
    Ronnie Brown says the f-word in almost every interview, as does Henne,
    Henning, Crowder, Porter, Ricky, and your man Pennington.

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  52. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    herd, I'm not liking how Ginn is playing either but he wasn't playing like this last year. I don't know what it is.

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  53. They might drink it!

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  54. Yeah it was working earlier, but now you can't add a comment.

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  55. ROFLMAO!! That's great photo shop work there Knight!

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  56. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Oh okay but it's kind of a lost art and NTs need to be developed again. There were a ton of them in the 80s because the 3-4 defense was played at every level.

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  57. I'm not saying it can't be fun, but when you are paid to do something, you do it, fun or not.

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  58. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    I was going to say the same thing. I hear the fun thing all the time from athletes.

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  59. That is funny stuff knight.

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  60. in that case, here's a dollar, take your top off!
    What do you mean that doesn't sound like fun?

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  61. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Glad you guys like.  :-D

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  62. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    I'll throw in a buck.  ;)

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  63. I saw the same thing! Even when the play isn't over they'll still be fighting for yards pushing up the middle and JT will just stand there!! I've seen that several times!

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  64. Sorry about that last coming out of nowhere. I thought that I had posted it right after Tin had brought it up.

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  65. I posted on the SS blog before it stopped accepting new posts that Mike had pulled one on the Mob.  He described one play and how Ted walked back to the huddle and everyone ran with it like it's a habit or something.  From everything I've heard to date Ted works hard in practice.  I was laughing at all the bash teddie posters.

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  66. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    What? Did you fart?

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  67. I can't see til I get home.... :(

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  68. Yes he stands completely upright, kind of looks like he's gonna pull out a
    cigarette in the middle of the play...

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  69. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    LOL

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  70. has anyone seen the photo from Ital Sports Illistrated that shows the ball being stripped from Sharpers hands by Ginn for a touch back that I have read about in several articles today?  I knew when it happened and was shocked it wasn't overturned upon booth review, but I would like to see the picture.

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  71. I saw that and was going to sign in and respond to you but that is when the ss went copout.  I was going to tell you not to poke mikie in the ribs like that cause you will get biached slapped on the blog and in emails by him.  LOL

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  72. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    The officials are missing a lot of stuff just like last year. The umpires in baseball are clueless too.

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  73. yes it was on the dolphins sbnation blog

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  74. http://www.thephinsider.com/2009/10/29/1105779/dolphins-got-screwed-the-visual

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  75. The difference is, I haven't accepted a dollar or agreed to do that for a dollar.  He has accepted playing football for MANY DOLLARS.  And I'm not normally in the Ginn debate/bashing, but after a while, you have to see things for what they are.

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  76. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Meany!

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  77. "you have to see things for what they are. "
    We're trying, but you refuse to show us!

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  78. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    This is odd. 

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  79. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Exactly. Once we see the heeeey nanny nah nahs we'll understand and see them for what they really are. I'm looking forward to learning something here. Seriously.

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  80. Man that just sucks.  The ref is right fucking there!!!!!!!!! He is looking right at the ball!! I saw it on the replay from the oposite angle and you could see the ball crossing the plane on its own without anyone touching it but this picture just kills it!!! Pay back for the Bess fumble that couldn't be reviewed due to "technical malfunctions"

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  81. To add insult to injury, this from PFT:

    Saints safety Darren Sharper is the NFC defensive player of the months, thanks to three interceptions in October, two of which were returned for touchdowns in three games.

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  82. something tells me knight got some new photoshop software.

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  83. Knight I not sure they "the media" are reaching at all.  Ginn did that in training camp also.  He seemed distant at times,  I don't know maybe it was just me.  I look at things a little different than most fans.  Things like stats mean nothing to me they  are just a bunch of numbers and can be very misleading.  I look for guys to make plays when it means something.  Call me stupid like Madison :)

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  84. You not alone,  sorry guys I know your sick of hearing this form me.  I'll shut up

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  85. The NFL doesn't want it's darlings to lose.  That's why we see all the hyped up teams get all the calls going there way. 

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  86. The Knight who says Ni!October 29, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    herd, not new I've been working with Photoshop for years.

    The Rex Ryan head will be an ongoing thing. It's all in good fun. LOL

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  87. The Knight who says Ni!October 30, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    This blog died even with the SS inactive. 

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  88. Tin needs to put up a new subject so we can argue about that now. LOL

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  89. The Knight who says Ni!October 30, 2009 at 7:10 AM

    Or agree whatever comes first. LOL

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  90. Are the SS blogs still not working?

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  91. I don't know. They don't have anything new up to talk about so I didn't even look to see if they are working.

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  92. Nope SS still not working. (the site and the reporters) LOL

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  93. For this Sunday's game I would like to see our offense use a lot more traditional offense and less Wildcat.  Rex was upset about not being able to stop it last time and took it personally.  I think it would be great if we line up in a lot of power and big sets and just pound their back up NT all game.  Let Lusaka smash his way through with ronnie right behind.  Run, Run, Run, Run, P.A. Pass - TD Run Run Run. Frustrate the hell out of the fat windbag and waste all his preperation time working on the WC!

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  94. leave them thinking well we COULD have stopped the WC. but we weren't prepared for them NOT to use it. LOL

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  95. Rob, you need to sign in so your lesbian cheerleaders show up!

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  96. Helloooooooooooo!!! I'm bored at work today.  No blogs on SS and Tin must be making sandwiches. Someone talk to me! It's doesn't even have to be about the Dolphins. We can discuss drink recipes or our avatars. 

    Hellooooooooo!

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  97. Rock,

    I have a feeling they will be doing just like the Aints, they will stack 8-9 guys in the box and dare us to beat them over the top.

    I think I shut down the SS yesterday.  LOL.....mikie got pissed at me for ribbing him about the blogs.  He left me a nasty post so I emailed him and he was really pissed, went on about him being called lazy when as he put it some of the 'most powerful people' at the paper read the blogs daily.  I told him, good, then they should love me ribbing you, i am not on some other blog doing it, i am on their blog.  After that the SS shut down.  Maybe mike blew up the system he was so pissed LOL

    and here, you can have my left overs, i will put them up for you.

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  98. Those are my left overs here are my new lesbian cheerleaders

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  99. Ahhh, saw these on a blog entitled "Are the Dolphins sending big brested fans to away games? LOL

    I like your left over's better. 

    Too Bad Mike can't take constructive criticism.  You tell it like it is.  Look at there page today. It's freaking Fryday before a BIG division game and they have nothing new up!! that looks lazy to me.  The "NEW" stuff they have put up this week is just regurgitated crap and shit stirring so far.

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  100. Rock,

    I wasnt even giving constructive criticism, I was just ribbing him and having some fun.  But he got all pissy about it saying how he is working harder then ever.  Yet he did tell me in the email, he could deal with constructive criticism.  I was like HUH?.  You get all pissy i was saying things then you tell me if it was constructive criticism he could handle it.  I think what pissed him off the most was him being called lazy.

    For you I will bring back my retreads.   Damn the thing I do for fellow bloggers, I will bring back the old baggage and suffer thru them some more.

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  101. The Knight who says Ni!October 30, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    What's up with the SS?

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  102. No, don't go out of your way for me! Upward and onward!

    I totally think, at least when it comes to the blog, that both O and Mikey are getting lax.  They may be doing a lot of other stuff for the paper, thus Mike getting his panties all wadded up, but the blog has absolutely suffered.

    Not to mention I have written Mike three times on "Ask Mike" and he has not responded to me once.

    I wanted to know what Chad P. is doing now a days.  Is he around the facility? Is he helping the young QB's with their film studdy? attending meeting? or is he just collecting a check now until the Dolphins let him walk at the end of the season.

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  103. Rock,

    I wrote him at his Q & A and my questions was, why had he and O abandoned the blog, why were they letting the mob down.  He emailed me some answer back like there were other things on the site where I could get Dolphin information.

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  104. Yeah, they are really trying to push their videos.  WHICH SUCK! they are print jurnalists. Print something.  How about they do a story on a player or something. Geeze!

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  105. I've been grinding my teeth reading this blog.  Kill the jets!!!!  I can't put into words the rage I have for that so called team.

    What I would give to see us crush them by 20+ points.

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  106. I'm really curious to see how Henne rebounds after that Saints game.  This game will be telling as to how Henne handles adversity moving forward.

    Go Henne!

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  107. Tin, any thoughts on how you see our 2 rookie CB's playing this week.

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  108. Here is Mike B. response to my email about the status of the SS blogs.

    Closed due to lack of civility. Sorry.

    Actually, it's a Typepad issue, which administers our blog and all the others.
    They've been working on the since last night. assuming they'll get it fixed
    soon, but who knows?

    Mike


    Maybe Mikie does have a sense of humor.

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  109. Jack, perfect theme for a new article....check back in a bit for that.

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  110. The Knight who says Ni!October 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Jack, you're right about Henne. But there is something about him that makes me think that's not an issue with him. I think playing at Michigan as a 4 year starter in a lot of big games in front of huge crowds prepares a player to not get too high or too low.

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  111. the SS blog is working again, problem is O or Mikie isnt

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  112. http://tinsfins.blogspot.com/2009/10/developing-attitude.html

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