Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Can we skip the last week of the season?

I hope everyone had a wonderful and busy week, too busy to watch Sunday's embarrassing collapse by the Dolphins vs the Detroit Lions.  The Lions scored 17 points in the last 5 minutes to secure a 34-27 victory.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bye Week

Due to the holidays, Tins Fins is taking a Bye Week.  I have no chance of watching the Dolphins/Detroit game until Monday or Tuesday anyway, and I'm sure others are in the same boat as me.  Thus there will be no live chat either on Sunday.  

This game couldn't be any less important to us anyway.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Live Chat: Dolphins vs. Bills

Dolphins inactives: WR Marlon Moore, TE Mickey Shuler, TE Jeron Mastrud, T Matt Kopa, G Eric Ghiaciuc, DL Chris Baker, DL Ryan Baker, and CB Nate Ness.
Bills inactives:  Third QB Levi Brown, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, TE Mike Caussin, OT Erik Pears, OT Colin Brown, C Geoff Hangartner, NT Kellen Heard, and DE John McCargo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

GAME PREVIEW: Bills vs Dolphins (Week 15)

The Dolphins need to win all of their remaining games and have 2 or 3 teams lose a couple games here and there to squeeze into the playoffs.  The odds are against them.  I think most fans are more concerned about next year at this point.  And they should be.  The Dolphins simply aren't ready to make the push into the playoffs and beyond.  They aren't healthy enough - bottom line.  They haven't the depth.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Live Chat: Dolphins vs. Jets

Dolphins inactives: TE Mickey Shuler, T Matt Kopa, T Vernon Carey, C/G Eric Ghiaciuc, NT Ryan Baker, DL Chris Baker, LB Ikaika Alama-Francis and CB Nate Ness.
Jets inactives:  T Vladimir Ducasse, DL Marcus Dixon, LB Jamaal Westerman, CB Marquice Cole, S James Ihedigbo, third QB Kellen Clemens, TE Jeff Cumberland and TE Matt Mulligan

Saturday, December 11, 2010

GAME PREVIEW: Jets vs Dolphins (2nd meeting of 2010)

Usually when these two teams meet, there's a certain 'up in the air' feeling about it...like anything could happen.

If any Dolfans out there feel confident heading into this week's matchup, however, they clearly have a large monthly pharmacy bill.
The Dolphins, already weakened at TE, CB, DL, OL, and QB, now face the Jets top pass defense minus Brian Hartline and with Brandon Marshall not at 100%.  They also have a giant hole at RT with Vernon Carey about to miss his first NFL game in 5 years.  Add this to the inability of the offense to function last week, and I don't see the Dolphins pulling off an upset here unless Miami scores two or more defensive touchdowns.

The good news, I will be spending Sunday's game at home on the Live Chat after a pitiful experience last week - at least if we lose this week in shambolic fashion I can go to my room and cry.

My prediction:  MIA 10  NYJ 17

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hangover time...again.

Well that was unpleasant, wasn't it?

The Dolphins last second loss to Cleveland in a 13-10 sleepwalk of a game brought them back down to 6-6, and back down to earth after a glittery win last week.

If it isn't obvious to everyone in Dolphins Land now that the offense of the Dolphins, from the play-calling to the O-line to the talent, is one of the worst in the league, then the blind is surely leading the blind.

The Defense did just about everything they could to give Miami every chance to win the game, and time and time again, they failed miserably.  Davone Bess, Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown cannot do it all on their own, and the Dolphins won't even give them the requisite reps just in case they can do it on their own.  

When the game is on the line, who should we target...the steady Bess?  The TD scoring Fasano?  The Ground and Pound (and ball protecting) Ricky and Ronnie?  Nah, lets target Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore over and over again. (For the record, Anthony Armstrong had 6 catches for 97 yards and a TD yesterday for the Redskins, remember him?)

As I said two weeks ago, the front office has raped this team of talent on the offensive side of the ball, as they did the year before on defense.  Think back. They got rid of Andre Goodman, Renaldo Hill, Vonnie Holiday and eventually Matt Roth.  This year it was the year of the Offense, removing a very strong O-line core in Jake Grove, Justin Smiley, and Donald Thomas and possibly placing Nate Garner on IR immaturely.  They got rid of Ted Ginn Jr, Greg Camarillo, and Joey Haynos.  In fact, the team's personnel turnover was pretty huge for the 3rd year of this regime, and it's not looking to be that much less next year.

I'm beginning to argue with myself for the current regime to end.  I know that means starting over, but I think starting over may be better than to continue going down the wrong path altogether.  Sooner better than later.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Live Chat: Dolphins vs. Browns

Dolphins inactives: WR Brandon Marshall, TE Mickey Shuler, T Matt Kopa, C Eric Ghiaciuc, NT Ryan Baker, DL Chris Baker, LB Channing Crowder and CB Al Harris.
Browns inactives:  QB Colt McCoy, WR Jordan Norwood, WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Demetrius Williams, TE Alex Smith, DE Jayme Mitchell, DE Brian Sanford and LB Scott Fujita.