Friday, August 12, 2011

Dawn of The Dead

Nothing is less exciting than the first pre-season game after a lockout on a team that lacks a lot of depth in many areas.  Yes, I've looked at the roster/depth chart, and there are so many holes on the Dolphins I can't bring myself to be hopeful just yet.  Granted, I started the previous 3 seasons very optimistically and they didn't end well, so maybe starting off with lower expectations will result in greater rewards from a personal standpoint.


So, in consideration that this game will probably include our starters for about 15 minutes of game time, I'm not going to spend too much time worrying about it.  I have other things to worry about, like my new 2011 Depth Chart Template which now resides at the top of the page as the first work I've done on this site in 6 months.  However, it's not currently working as planned due to the fact I can't figure out how to get the interactive aspect of it to work in blogger.  However, if you click on the download button on the bottom, you can open the .pdf in acrobat/acrobat reader and see how I cleverly made it so that as you scroll over a position, the players' names appear.  If anyone out there knows how to get these interactive form fields to work on the web, please let me know.

Also, now would be a good time for readers to alleviate my anxiety over the depth on this team.  Do you consider any of the 2nd/3rd string players to be potential starters later in the season or next year?

36 comments:

  1. I was thinking this same thing earlier today..

    Tin I don't see a download button anywhere on this page.  Either that or I don't know what to look for...

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  2. OK...I think Jimmy Wilson could be a starter at free/strong safety either this year or next.  I feel that Daniel Thomas is going to be a beast.  I think Nate Garner is going to rock and eventually replace Burnin' Vernon.  I think Fried Clyde is gonna rip up the seam.  I think Matt Moore will...um...well, he's just happy to be here.

    OK...yeah, depth is a problem everywhere except DL and DB.  Ugh.

    Go Phins!

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  3. not on this page....on the Roster page

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  4. Yes. Jimmy Wilson starting CB w Vontae Davis

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  5. How come Carolina signed TE Jeremy Shockey & Awesome Receiving  TE Greg Olsen, both played down the street @ UM

    Thought Jeff Ireland was a genius ???

    Those acorns could have easily been persuade to play here, back in their college town esp if the Dolphin signed 6.5 28 yr old 2 time Pro Bowler w a QB rating of 98.6,  Vince Young (for only 4 million dollars) and an NFL record of 31- 17 as a starter.

    Guess benched from the worst team in the NFL after 10 INT & 5 TDs and a QB ratingof 55 was Ireland's idea of a potential starting QB for the Miami Dolphins

    Let me know
    How that works out  *DONT_KNOW*

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  6. Testing testing.  What's up Tinshaker, been a long time

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  7. Hey Walker, I saw what happened at the SS.  Totally sucks what the trolls have done.  I quit going there much after that idiot 'fan' and Home pretty much ruined it.  I've got a low tolerance for things like that, and other things to do with my time.  Can I let your buds know you're here?

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  8. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Walker, sorry you got whacked. Is this the afterlife? I've had enough of the crap over there as well, honestly I think a certain O person is behind many of the troll names and e-mails under different accounts. That's a coward. With us being able to even post your name I think you got the death penalty, give it a little time and we'll get you re-instated.

    Thanks for finding him Herd.

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  9. Thanks herd and Son for your support.  A twelve pack, insomnia, and fed up with the trolls had me to my limit last night.  It'a nice to know who will rat you out though.  I sent a scathing email to Chris too, which didn't help out matters either implying that somebody would start a blog and they could keep the trolls.  Chris emailed me this morning that he hoped I would return after the suspension.  In the meantime, a friend of mine has logged on with no problems

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  10. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Well its good to hear that its only a suspension. We'll keep tabs with you here. I read your rant this morning, did you get any sleep last night?

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  11. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    "Rex chase him a couple of feet"

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  12. Hey Walker, sorry to see you got screwed. The Mob has your back.

    Glad to see Tin back in action or at least somewhat.

    I thought you could use gravatar here? Any suggestions?

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  13. walker, tim and others,

    i am done with that ss crap for now, so if any of your find another blog or place to discuss the fins, post it here, i will check in from time to time to see.   unfortunately tins blog is even worse then the ss now.

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  14. Whats up good people?  Yeah, I kinda got out of hand last night and started ending every post with I hatethatmaddafuckaorob and then an email to Chris saying that I hoped the SS went to hell, there were other places to post, with a few remarks about omar.  I barely had a buzz, just p'oed at the situation.  Chris gave me a little scolding this morning but apparently i didnt get the death sentence. btw, that new blogger mr. bates seems like a pretty good dude

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  15. It's BS what happened, Walker, I didn't see you go off the deep end but even right now that JC guy is baiting people to respond in a negative fashion while Bruce does his usual stuff.

    It appears a mass exodus is taking place. I know you already shot it down to do it yourself, Tim (you would have been my first choice), but I would be down to follow a website started by one of the Mobsters. Heck I spend more time following the comments and get more info from the Mobsters than I do from Omar anyway.

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  16. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Tim, you can use gravatar click on the avatar portion not where it says log in.

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  17. Guess I'm just an 'other'.  I know when I've been insulted.  :'(

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  18. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    That isn't Master Bates is it?

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  19. I have no idea why any of you guys have continued to post on the SS.  That site has been messed up for quite some time.  At least here and a few other places around the net these fools can be handled if need be.  Tin is really a hands off guy.  But he has cut people off if he needs to do it.  Mostly we handle things ourselves by not responding to people that try to berate anyone.

    Good see you guy here now what do you want to talk about ?

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  20. Chris t is actually a pretty cool dude, he's got his hands tied on this one, as I gave him no option.  Hopefully my point will sink in and they'll realize that the loyals made it work.  I think we worried them when we threatened to boycott over NJ's banishment

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  21. Duh! Thanks, Son. I knew it existed. LOL

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  22. Tim I use myopenid.  I've had the account a long time so I don't remember the process.  I know you used to have an avi here, but a different name. 

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  23. Walker/Mob:

    I echo the comments and concerns mentioned above. If Omar's ego won't allow him to add a modicum of consideration to the SS community than why the hell should I feel compelled to contribute. Screw the trolls..and that goes for all multiposting douchebags (one of whom is here) who've sought to destroy, rather then build this great community of dolphins fans.

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  24. I know I probably give the SS a fifty to a hundred clicks per day just refreshing throughout the day. I have no doubt most of the regulars do the same thing. A concerted effort for the length of Walker's suspension might knock some sense into them...

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  25. Jingleheimer SmithAugust 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    BTW, ^ this is me.

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  26. Jingleheimer SmithAugust 17, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    I'm down for this as well. With twitter and the PBP and the Herald and all the other information sources we could literally just have a discussion forum and post links to stories/blogs/rumors/transactions that we referenced. It'd take a few more folks to get on board..like Mike E, and MF13, because its the fact that you can always find someone to discuss dolphins stuff with that makes me (and many others) continue to turn back to the SS blogs.

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  27. son of a son of a shulaAugust 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    I'm not usually long winded but in the next few days I'll try to put together a blog post that Tin may post. Maybe we could take turns putting something up. I guarantee the haters won't like my optimism. As the Black Eyed Peas would say, "I gotta feelin"...

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  28. ok, but we all have to at least agree, lets not use the damn reply button here. lol


    jahn,

    i thnk it  was you that just said, bringing a few others over, mike e, m13, bat, and a few others.  would be really nice to send omar a link of this site one day with all of his regular mob posting.  maybe then they will do something to clean up the trolls

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  29. Jingleheimer SmithAugust 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    FFR,

    Totally...but of course I've already been sucked back in. We need the alternative forum to be concrete and in place before I can swear off the SS forever. I just need my football fix.

    Also, I don't know if we could get those guys on board anyway, as MF13 is a pretty big Omar fan.

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  30. Wow ! This is just like the old SS blog 2 years ago. Most of the old uns back!

    I saw what you posted last night Walker - morning my time - before ChrisT (merged his name on purpose!) got busy with the delete button. I thought it was hilarious - just wish you'd had an opportunity to carry out your decapitation routine!!! I stopped posting on the SS ages ago, but I miss lots of you guys and it would be great to get a bit of that old camaraderie and spirit back instead of a lot of the troll-inspired sh*te on the SS blog these days

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  31. Walker, Tim, SOS, et al (Herd, you too!):
    Don't leave out the resident Indian, man! I will keep checking his site more often. The SS has gone downhill drastically since I started following it 2 years ago. No need to deal with the trolls and haters!
    You guys have a lot more info than I get from Omar and his clan anyways. I may not contribute much to the football topics as my knowledge isn't quite as extensive as some of you, but you guys are the reason I blog there to begin with, and you are NOT leaving me with that crap!!!
    I have resisted blogging much there other anymore other than a comment here and there because of all the BS...
    Heres to another exciting and FUN football season!
    Go Phins!!!!

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  32. How the heck did my avatar get there? WTF? I guess at least you know it is me!  LMAO!!!!!

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  33. Omar know about this site.

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  34. UK !!!  How are things across the pond ?

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  35. If you want an avatar go ahead and use one but it's not needed here.  Roll your currser over anyones name and leave it there.  You will then notice a box pop up, click on view details and you can see who is writting the comment you are looking at.  It will also show all the names you post under.

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  36. The natives are a lot less restless now thanks FanG! Hope all's well with you!

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