Separate names with a comma.
People like to see people who look like them reach high positions. And that is a huge milestone.
I'll say 11-6.
Honestly, if I was Baker Mayfield, I wouldn't play a single down for the Browns ever again.
Well, where there's smoke, there's fire. And Cleveland been looking real hazy lately.
And then the coach pretty much he was wrong for that.
Let's be real.
Tannehill was backing up Mariotta. It wasn't a matter of if, but when he will start.
I know this is a general statement, so this ain't a hit dog hollering, but...
I didn't mind what Tebow stand for. I just felt he was too stubborn...
What racist comments did he say?
And if I went to a casino with a bucket full of quarters and played all the way through to the last coin at a slot machine, maybe I'd hit a...
Your workplace and the workplace of the NFL are two different environments. Just because your situation ended up one way, doesn't mean Kaep's...
John Lynch made it perfectly clear that Kaep was going to get cut and even confirmed in an interview.
Staying would have delayed the inevitable.
He opted out because he was told by John Lynch that he wasn't going to be kept around.
I'm happy he's getting a shot.
I like this.
There's no such thing as too many pass rushers. So, there's that.
Tua knows how to have quite a party.
Wow. Just... wow.
I'm all for it.
I'm good on that.
I'm liking this.
Now if we can upgrade at center, that'd be great.
Something must've happened in that organization that we don't know about yet.
So we have three fullbacks on are roster now.
Crossen spent last season with the Giants, where he...
Gotta love a hard worker.
Given how inconsistent the NFL is when it comes how that organization deals out punishments, I highly doubt it.
But for a whole year? That's way excessive.
17 games for gambling while other plays gotten a lot less for a lot worse.
Someone make this make sense.
Who else were the Dolphins supposed to take that was available? Because I remember everybody and their mother calling Miami idiots for taking Ginn...
THAT is crazy!
...Can he play guard? Asking for a friend.
Give me Orlando Brown.
Steelers organization probably knows something we don't. I was dead sure Flores was radioactive at this point.
Flores is working with the Linebackers. This doesn't effect Minkah at all.
Apparently an H-Back.
Competition with Cethan Carter?
Might as well hire Brock Marion, too.
Flores was on a platform where he could have said anything he wanted to say about Tua, and said this.
That's very telling.
Wait wait wait....
Dan Snyder, owner of The Washington Commanders, is hiring an independent investigative team, to investigate allegations made...
My thoughts exactly.
Mor, ladies and gentlemen.
After what happened to the USFL, I wouldn't trust Trump to run a franchise on Madden.
Well, Byron Leftwich is available. Apparently, Shad Khan saw the crap show surrounding Ross and figured he wanted a piece of that.
I really don't understand how people don't get why Washington's previous name was offensive. There have been many Native Americans who said that...
It's the NFL. If they want to, they'll come up with a "justification" for him to stay.
Players do not care about draft picks while they're playing. You can talk about draft position all you want, but as soon as the players hit the...
And I'm 100 percent sure that it wasn't just a QB that was replaced during the draft.
You sure about that?
It's easy for us fans to say this. But you're talking about people who have had the mindset of "give it your all to win" drilled into since they...
Because coaches and players don't like losing.
I'm not saying I'm on Flores's side. But there is a reason for the saying "Protect The Shield".
I hope so.
Head coach hire to be announced soon?
To be fair, that could figure into the reason why nothing is announced (assuming, of course, it is a done deal).
This past rookie class is great so far.
As was Chip Kelly.
To be extremely fair, the 9ers organization, at the time, was a joke. They hired two head coaches who started Blaine Gabbert over Kaepernick,...
LOL. Now that's funny.
A bit of grain of salt - this is coming from Omar Kelly.
He's the best QB in the league, IMO.
And quite frankly, no. I'd go into more detail about why, but I rather not derail the thread I've done so already.
And if you can find where I defended Tannehill's performance, we can have that conversation.
None of what you just said contradicts my point. Joe Burrow didn't have a good game.
Burrow didn't play well either. Bengals defense and special teams shined today.
Add in the fact that Rogers is a bit... off-kilter, to say the least... yeah.
Except, you can't. Whatever coach comes in is going to have to decide what to do with the QB position this year, and sticking with Tua is going to...
Statement? Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow.
Okay, putting my pro-Tua position aside for a moment...
What else are they supposed to do? The upcoming QB draft class is farm from inspiring and...
Taking a little longer to learn something doesn't mean you're not smart. But go off, I guess.
Say what one will about Grier. But so far, he did his thing with this draft.
Yeah, he was chosen in the second round. Want to know why? Because back in 2001, QBs who were considered short of stature for their position and...
Just to add for evidence.
Tua's own words.
“I didn’t actually know the playbook necessarily really, really good, and that’s no one else's fault but my fault. Our play...
Or, and hear me out here, he went 11-17 as a head coach.
Patriots are definite getting steamrolled. Daboll's stock just went up even higher.
As much as him missing games earlier in the season is a concern, I wonder if we've grown so accustomed to Tannehill getting up after being...
The same guy who thought Tebow was drafting in the first round?
The chances of 2019 happening is slim to none.
First off, a player like Minkah Fitzpatrick being available is almost unheard of. Second of all,...
Wait, you can? No way!
It's the NFL. They'll figure out some kind of "justification" for him not being suspended if they want to.
The NFL holds character to the utmost regard
Except when they don't.
As easy as it would be to pin it on Ross, we have to remember that Ross didn't become co-owner until 2008, and didn't become majority owner until...
That would honestly be more reasonable than giving Saban another go.
Seth McKinney said it was true and the only I can find anything close to a firmly conflicting account is Yeremiah Bell.
Same guy who did this?
“Nick Saban literally just starts walking in, steps over Jeno James convulsing, doesn’t say a word, doesn’t try to help,...
...That's... actually a good point.
It could be. But, there are a couple of things to consider.
1. During Flores's tenure, the organization has been tightlipped about things...
I'm not saying this is true. I don't even believe this is true. But if it is, Flores can get bent.
That is not the same situation.
Peyton Manning was already established as one of the best quarterbacks of all time by the time we worked with...
Given Marino's personality, I doubt he never did.
I can turn around and say that Shula's coaching is lightyears ahead of Flores's, and the latter has done nothing to be in position not to be...
As I said, I respect Hyde as a journalist. But there are so many conflicting reports coming out of this situation that there's a chance that Hyde...
There has to be more behind the scenes. I know it's easy to dump on Ross, and I'm not a big fan of it either, but even as someone who wouldn't...
While I do respect Hyde, I have a hard time believing that a man who has played three years under Nick Saban is all of a sudden going to be...
I doubt it's accurate, though. Tua has never once made excuses for his play and has always taken his share of the blame. It just reeks of a writer...
Remember how bad Josh Allen was his first year?
What I'm saying is that there is going to be a lot of people trying to tie Flores's firing to Tua.
I'm starting to get the feeling that "journalists" are going to make money by writing thinly veiled Tua hit pieces.
True, but an owners reputation is still enough to make someone consider if they're willing to work there or not.
Heck, I wouldn't even want to be...
If he wasn't willing to work with Ross in any capacity, then he wouldn't have taken a spot as part of the Miami Dolphins' coaching, even if that...
And prior to his allegations, my only issue with acquiring Watson would be the asking price. But as it is, I don't think the Dolphins, let alone...
He may have been a part of the organization for 20 years, but he's only been a GM for going on 6 six years.
I don't want to defend Grier because...
I just threw up in my mouth.
I get that. But at the same time, we can't pretend that Flores never had any missteps. How he handled the Kenny Stills situation, for example, was...
While I'm not the least bit thrilled over Flores's firing, if it's true that he continued to lobby for Watson, I can't put that on Grier.
...I hope this is false.
Definitely a season where the littlest things could have had us in the playoffs.
It sucks that we didn't make the playoffs. But, sweeping the Patriots and going 4-2 in the division lessens the sting. Here's to the offseason.
Perhaps. You would think he'd have that experience in Alabama, but Tennessee is a different beast climate-wise, I suppose.
Well dang, Howard!
To be very fair, both of the coaches you mentioned has made very questionable decisions, such as starting Blaine Gabbert over Colin Kaepernick....
I'm pretty sure he was forced out.
Not to defend Palardy, but Matt Haack hasn't done any better this year.
Yeah. Not bad for someone who was too soft to be in this league.
To be fair, he was All-Pro his final year here.
Happy for him.
I still need to try kava.
A good offensive line coach could certainly help.
I remember when Paul Soliai was drafted. His first year, he wasn't good. The following year,...
Good for him.
I didn't even know he was on the team.
Yeah, definitely not his best game. But he's not totally melting down, at least.
I don't want hear anyone question Tua's toughness again.
That said, wish he slid.
Patriots are getting dog-walked right now. Figures, the one time I want them to win...
Haven't heard that name in years.
Taysom is a great utility player.
But he's not a better QB than Tua.
He was putting in work this past Sunday.
That is high praise.
It sounds like the Miami Dolphins are going to...
I want to say Kamehameha, but I'm a bit biased.
Offense is warming up and defense is cooking. Second half should be fun.
X woke up.
He's being sarcastic.
Tua picked the defense apart.
I mean, an extra 3.7 mill for next season is nothing to sneeze at.
Don't unused cap from this season get added to the next season's cap?
He was a 2x 1,000 yard rusher with Denver. Could be something there?
Your lips, God's ears.
3 in a row? Nice.
You have a source for that?
Do we have definitive proof that Ross is involved in player personnel decisions?
We might have to move Hunt to Tight End.
Everyone, go to Will Manso's Twitter.
Gentlemen, get your lighters. We're smoking that Baltimore pack tonight.
And that's fair.
Bowling shoes ugly. But, we won, so I'm happy.
Ugly win. But I'll gladly enjoy it.
No. What I mean is Grier should have said that they had no interest in trading for Watson to begin with.
I got mixed feelings.
On one hand, I don't think this trade was ever close to happening, so I believe Grier.
On the other hand, he probably...
To be fair, the attorneys themselves said they don't know who made the request.
I'm starting to think that those pushing the Watson trade story are trying to save face.
I have a hard time believing that the Texans waited until Monday to grant Ross permission to speak to Watson.
But seriously, there's a lot he could say. But it just looks like there are snakes with more legs than this story.
I love how, over the last couple of weeks, the trade for Watson was supposed to be imminent, but the Texans waited until close to the deadline to...
Honestly, I doubt the deal was ever anywhere close to done.
Well. This lost sucks. But Tua played well and our offense looks better than it had the last few weeks. I guess that is somewhat of a silver...
Guys, it wasn't just e-mails from 2011. They ranged from 2011 to 2018.
They ranged from 2011 to 2018.
Don't know why my comment was deleted. But...
If all these people who think Gruden is being fired because of "wokeness" or "this generation being...
It's called sarcasm, sir.
You can spin it how you want. There's not a single coach who'd coach up their QB to take unnecessary hits.
So you posted a clip of Herbert making a stupid play for the sake of making a dig at Tua.
Good for you.
That's a reach.
Yes. Because if I'm a teammate and I see the starting QB taking a hit that should have been avoided, I'm certainly not going to worry he's going...
Because it was an ill-advised decision that didn't even get the first down. Had Herbert gotten injured on this play, people wouldn't call him...
That interception wasn't on him. Apparently, his intended target slipped while running his route.
...That was not a good decision. At all.
I'm not here to defend Chris Grier or anything, but Mike Lombardi is one of the last people I'd go to for an opinion on another GM.
At least we're not Jackonsville.
Yeah, I heavily disagree with this part. While he was indeed put on IR for his protection, I highly doubt they're milking this injury. Playing...
This, pretty much.
"Numerous personnel men and coaches around the league have heard, dating back to last season, that Flores would have preferred to select Justin...
That's assuming the suspension won't be indefinite.
I'm not suggesting we bring Kap on as a starter. I say bring him on as a backup. And his "decline" had less to do with himself and more to do with...
Grier is looking suspect.
I'm really not.
Don't see why not. He'd be a better back up than Sinnett.
Honestly, I'd sign Kap right now.
Because even the most elite of defenses can do so much for so long when the offense keeps putting up nothing.
Clearly those injuries show that Justin Herbert doesn't have what it takes to be an NFL QB.
I'm not one to condone or encourage violence. But if Tua wanted to homie in the parking lot, I'd understand.
I agree with this. ESPECIALLY OL and RB, since we've been lowballing the latter lately.
You're not wrong.
Tua might as well have played without an offensive line.
Yeah, that last INT was a lot more on Wilson than it was on Tua.
It was Xavien Howard.
Also, Tua owes Xavien a whole Wagyu rib roast.
An ugly win. But considering it was on the road, in Gillette Stadium no less, I'll gladly take it.
Not an interception, but Howard got his first TO of the year.
Picked that defense apart.
Uncle Shay is not wrong. At all.
Tyrod is actually quite better than Fitz. Most of the time, he only lost his starting job due to freak injuries.
Well, in the NBA's case, most of their games are usually on cable/satellite. A lot of people lost their jobs in 2020 or had to reduce their work...
To be very fair, while ratings are down, Neilsen doesn't account for streams and has only announced lately that they will....
I don't see a problem with it, personally.
Fairly or not, professional athletes are often expected to be a role models, and they're using their...
The Dolphins said Stephen Ross didn't say anything about a trade.
You honestly think Flores is the type of person address every single rumor that is made about the team?
Honestly, I wouldn't even think about Watson until his situation is cleared up.
I just don't see how any team would want to trade for Watson right now.
I know it's preseason... but dang if this doesn't spark joy!
Sam had his Wheaties this morning.
Which reminds me.
Screw Nate Solder.
A trip to Canada might do him some good.
Wasn't this guy talking crap about Tua on Twitter after the pick was thrown?
Well, the thing is, during the trade request, Xavien's his side (him and his agent) stated that they put forward proposals that were team friendly...
Seems like it. They probably thought they had all the leverage until camp started.
Pat Riley is on it!
The problem is your argument literally ignores how serious the twisties is. It was already stated how her continuing on while going through the...
You are literally the only person who brought Simone's gender into this.
Even more perspective.
No bro. By not risking her life and career for a sport she already accomplished a lot in, she let her country down!
Well, fortunately, it shouldn't be season ending IR.
But since you're concerned about his injury history (a legit worry), I'd go as far as to add incentives based on him staying healthy durimg the...
Honestly? A little higher than Jones with more money guaranteed if possible (I'm no capologist)
After his 2020 performance, I'd roll that dice. Xavien Howard led the league in interceptions twice. And it says a lot when there are plentynof...
So, basically, you have no room to say that mental issues is just an excuse.
Question, have you ever been in Simone Biles' position before?
And, as I said time and time again, I believe the Dolphins shouldn't have paid a Top 5 contract for a player that's not top 5.
Dude, on multiple occasions, you've underrated Xavien Howard as a player. Meanwhile, I've stated that Byron Jones is a great corner even as I also...
I'll give you the availability.
How often was Byron used as a safety last year?
And that's how the ball was dropped.
I'm asking you.
And Suni Lee was one of the main people who had Simone Biles back. Are you going to call Suni soft for understanding what Simone is going through?
Why don't you ask Anthony Bourdain's friends how easily someone with mental issues can hide it. From the outside looking in, it seems like he's...
Let me put it another way.
Do you think Byron Jones is a better cornerback than Xavien Howard?
Oh, don't you know? It's only okay if the organization does it.
So if you were in Howard's position, and they signed an inferior CB to a richer contract, you'd just smile through it?
So you must know Simone enough to know what's she motivated by, huh?
Once again, I can't feel sorry for Miami in this one. Yes, Howard signed the contract. But fact of the matter is, Howard is a Top 5 CB who is...
If you lack the capacity for empathy, just say that.
I'm glad she did.
Mental health is more important than a sport.
Unfortunate if what Howard stated is true.
Biased as all heck since I'm an FAU alum, but I'm loving the LeBlanc signing.
Playoff Berth, IMO. We were very close last season.
He had a good career.
Do you have a link to this study?
People are bringing up e-mails while ignoring the fact that said e-mails about masks not working were from the beginning of the...
While I see what you're getting at, you're talking about Tweets belonging to an immunologist who was studying the virus.
Fact checkers spread disinformation.
Now I heard it all.
It's just funny to me that people don't understand that contracts can be renegotiated.
Like, how do you think a pay cut and a restructure happen?
I get that. But, as stated multiple times, the organization put themselves in this situation by paying more for Byron Jones. I like Byron Jones....
"He's not a lockdown corner."
His stats say otherwise....
As someone who enjoys it whenever the Miami Heat rock the Miami Floridians jersey, I wouldn't mind the Dolphins rocking a Miami Seahawks jersey....
Except it wasn't a bad a move because Revis still had a very good season.
And of course trades like that are rare, because you'd be very...
....So, you're agreeing with me?
Well, first of all. Darrelle Revis got traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 13th overall pick and a conditional pick at age 28 back in 2013....
Right now, he's number six behind Byron Jones.
Do you believe that there are five corners better than Howard right now?
I'm for Xavien Howard making more money. He had quite and has led the league in interceptions twice. Even if he doesn't snag as many...
The point is he should be paid vas such.
But we don't have an Aaron Donald. We have an Xavien Howard, who is the best player on the defense.
Yes. The reason being Aaron Donald, who, as a DEFENSIVE TACKLE, was putting up ridiculous sack numbers.
I never said it was.
It's always interesting to me when loyalty gets brought up in these types of argument. It's almost always about a player's loyalty to a...
I'm just saying. If you're very good at making houses and/or communities, your price is going to go up after you make a certain amount.
The problem is, Xavien Howard isn't building a house. He's been building multiple communities, so to speak.
Xavien Howard earned his price tag.
Screw The Raiders for that.
Tebow becoming a tight end is the right move... that was made years too late.
To be honest, I lean towards Rodgers in that situation.
My problem is that, at his age, it won't be guaranteed that Miami will get a good year...
If that's what a player wants, then that's that player's worth.
No one likes getting paid less than their worth.
Idaho Community College for the Blind and Amputees...
Miami Dolphins undrafted free agents
Carl Tucker, TE/FB, Alabama
Jaytlin Askew, CB, Georgia Tech
Jerome Johnson, DT, Indiana
Robert Jones, G,...
On the topic at hand, I was a bit down on the draft because I was hoping we'd grab a center and I forgot that we signed Matt Skura. But, with that...
Bruh, if Waddle turns out to be a consistent 1,000 yard receiver and gets multiple Pro Bowl/All-Pro selections, you'd be hard-pressed to find...
His scouting report says otherwise.
Mac Jones is not happy.
Jets are having decent draft, I must say.
Well, 49ers didn't take Mac Jones. Wise decision.
If ESPN's QBR is garbage - which it is - then it has no value as a reference.
Also, back on topic.
If the 49ers let Fields slide, they need to fire their whole staff.
Hmmmm, let's look at the coaches who made that decision, shall we?
Jim Tonsula: Hasn't had a head coaching job in any capacity since.
If Kaepernick was a train wreck, then Gabbert is the Chernobyl disaster.
To be fair, San Fran's handling of their QB situation has been questionable the last 10 years.
Gabbert over Kaepernick, anyone?
Interesting pick up.
I thought of something worse, to be honest.
But, on the topic... I agree with Tin. While I think 6 is a great spot, I think Grier would be open...
Honestly, if I was Atlanta, I'd take Justin Fields without question. Matt Ryan is 35 years old. Even if he does play for three or even five more...
This really sucks man.
I know, to most people, his name is synonymous with The Dolphins and The U (and for dang good reason), but he was the man...
Never doubt Pat Riley.
It wouldn't be a bad signing.
At this point in time, all we can do it wait and see. On one hand, the timing of this is rather suspect. On the other hand, I always try not to be...
I don't think so. I think Carter is just the replacement Fullback. But, I could be wrong.
It's never a bad thing to get a good H-Back.
That'd be quite the reunion.
Somewhere, out there, Deshaun Watson is tossing his laptop out the window.
I imagine that a couple of DEs from The U are going to get a long look.
Definitely a high volume tackler.
The thing is, Sean Lee was on injured reserve until Halloween, played in 9 games, and only started two. Given those circumstances, 32 tackles is...
Well, yeah. But it's not the talent that's the main issue. It's the price.
As someone who is still firmly in the "Tua is going to turn out pretty...
Zach got hosed.
After that Stafford trade, any price for Watson would be to the moon.
I wouldn't mind getting Watson. While I'm still firmly on the Tua bandwagon, Watson is young and proven.
The problem is, we have a lot of...
Normally, you'd be right, considering that Houston is a so much of a joke that even J.J. Watt, of all people, wants out, I don't think there'll be...
I'd honestly rather draft a receiver.
Well, that's what happens when you get a vote of confidence from Peyton Manning.
First of all, I believe it's Flores and Grier are handling that. Second of all, as I said in another thread, no person in their right mind should...
I was about to laugh at the thought of Bill O'Brien. Then I looked up how well the Patriots did the one year he was the Offensive Coordinator.
Xavien Howard and Jason Sanders were selected for the first team, Jakeem...
Houston really is a dumpster fire. At this point, we could probably get Tunsil back for the low.
I'd sooner trust a snail to beat Usain Bolt in a footrace before I'd trust Adam Gase around Tua in any capacity.
I got all the respect in the world for Jay Fiedler, but... nah.
While I get what you're saying, that's not exactly the best example. As soon as Tannehill was traded, Vrabel made it perfectly clear that Mariotta...
I personally want Penei Sewell, but I'd be happy with Najee Harris.
Tua is still has a lot to learn. But, it's his first year. I'm not at the point where I think that a top five pick should be used on a QB.
Your definition of trash is rather weird.
The Miami Dolphins...
And without him, they no receivers worth talking about.
Because we all know The Texans are a great example of good decision making.
I honestly wouldn't mind having Stills back, but I don't think he and Flores are ready to make nice yet. As it is, it's a good signing for Buffalo.
So yeah.... that game... was painful.
It's almost like they're trying to give Miami a better pick.
Do we get an extra win for beating the refs?
These refs are straight trash.
It was a good showing. Glad to get a bounce back win.
Ben Volin is what happens when you're a Skip Bayless without a Shannon Sharpe in your life.
Hurts was never a bad QB at Alabama. The Eagles got a steal.
Wagyu? Like legit wagyu?
Tua has good taste.
MLB said Wednesday that it was "correcting a longtime...
And that's how you take advantage of a short field.
Miami got Mahomes acting unusual!
Van Noy was on one against the Bengals.
Same, bro. Same.
He was playing with a hurt foot, which was obviously effecting him because even the announcers noted it.
A. He's injured.
B. It's the Jets.
Xavien is just different.
"This guy's gonna get paid."
Yeah he is.
Looks like this upcoming draft is going to be offense focused. I don't see how we go the first three rounds without drafting a back.
Is it me, or is Needham playing better as of late?
I predict an Ogbah sack.
This is going to be a long game for Lock.
Just taking it one week at a time myself.
So, multiple players had a problem with the PR director being fired, but Stills get singled out because...
20 out of 28 Passes Completed, 248 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 0 Interceptions, 7 Carries for 35 Yards, 122.3 Passer Rating.
Tua definitely did his thing. If he's improving at this rate, the team will be golden for years to come.
Tua is looking more and more comfortable.
Little by little, Tua is getting better.
I like that.
I don't think he played bad. I don't think he played good. He played like a rookie. Of course, he wasn't helped by some of the drops that...
Rowe... That guy's good.
Roberts is on one today.
This defense is eating!
Preston! What's going on with his hands?
Come on, Preston!
More pressure. More pressure!
I wasn't prepared for this savagery.
TD number 1.
Why is Wilkins so underrated?
Yeah, I'm would need at least a second round pick in return if I was in charge of trade. Yes, I know it's a pipedream, but considering how...
Lol. That's funny.
Gostkowski. Ain't. Crap!
Yeah. Sickle Cell Trait.
I think Trevor fears being a Jets QB more than other people at his moment.
To be fair, Ryan Clark had quite the playing career, even after having his gall bladder and spleen removed. So, I don't think he's a stranger to...