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0-16 here we come!

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by pumpdogs, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    The fan thing is way overblown imo. There will likely be way less interest as the season moves on, but add Tua, get some OL and a passrusher and people will be intrigued. Make a legit playoff run and people will be there. Winning cures all.
     
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  2. thetylernator

    thetylernator You're as cold as ice, Officer Friendly.

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    Decades of mediocrity have already weeded out the fair-weather fans. All that's left is a cult following; unlikely that diminishes much, but it will take several years of undeniable success to start filling the stadium again. Ross has to regain the trust of his fan-base, and IMO, that relationship doesn't seem reparable.
     
  3. SkapePhin

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    Definitely an all-time bad team. Even the 1-16 looked competent for most of the season. They were losing close score games.
     
  4. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    This is the worst team I ever seen.
    102 -10 at home.Cardinals were supposed to be one the worst teams and put up a fight against the Ravens.
    Who are we going to beat?
     
  5. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    I am all for rebuilding but this is hard to watch.
     
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  6. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Not meaning to be snarky here, but you don't have to. It's a good excuse to get drunk/high though. :)
     
  7. MikeHoncho

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    Assuming the Astros purposefully tanked to accumulate draft stock, baseball is a whole other animal. you only need 25 in a major league roster, and even then you have a minor league farm system to work with. This is football; completely different animal.
     
  8. MikeHoncho

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    The Cleveland Browns have a pretty rabid fanbase, so they'll still sell tickets.
     
  9. cbrad

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    Same principle. You don't need all 53 players to be great in football so it doesn't matter that the roster size is per se. In both sports you'll need a good number of key players and decent supporting cast and tanking at least theoretically allows you to make that occur faster. Of course you need to be able to draft well and the Astros did that. Whether we will we'll find out, but at least with the #1 pick even our GM shouldn't make a stupid decision on the most important position: QB.
     
  10. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    Lol!I am a glutton for punishment.
     
  11. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Is it possible to lose to the bye week? I'm pretty sure it will hang at least 30 on us.
     
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  12. Big Phin

    Big Phin Active Member

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    I have to agree.
     
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  13. KeyFin

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    I still hate everything about tanking, but I now think cBrad is right and we will eventually win a game or two this season once Rosen starts. As bad as yesterday was, it was a massive improvement over week 1.
     
  14. shadokp

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    The danger of being such a bad team is that everyone on the team wants to go elsewhere (already happening) and that no one will want to come here. How can you rebuild when you are that bad? What are we talking about - 5-10 years? 1-2 years? I guess the biggest thing about being at the bottom is that eventually you will get better just like the Pats will eventually get worse - hopefully within my life time.
     
  15. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    There are a small handful of players agitating to leave. Others like Baker and Howard know the score and want to stay and be leaders.

    As for getting people to come here, money talks. A new QB will talk. Grier/Flores showing a vision will talk. We aren't just straight incompetent like the 0-16 Lions team, we are doing this intentionally. Other players know that - there will be guys who want to get in on the ground floor of a rising tide. Look at Cleveland and how a guy like Baker suddenly makes them a hot and trendy place. And that's ****ing CLEVELAND.
     
  16. cbrad

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    I am so excited for tonight's game. Just dying to see Gase lose another one. Jets had the game won against Buffalo (they were up 16-0 and lost 17-16 lol) and couldn't put it away. Darnold the anti-great had a chance to be the hero at the end and... flop lol.

    It would also be nice if Cleveland ended with a deserved playoff berth this year to show that "tanking" works in the NFL too. We'll see though.. personally I think they rely on Mayfield too much (just watching casually it almost seems like they think he's their Marino lol).
     
  17. invid

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    And he gave them bulletin-board material by saying he used to threaten players by saying he'd trade them to Cleveland. The arrogance is real...
     
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  18. KeyFin

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    You know Gase's QB is out indefinitely with mono, right? I watched Gase's press conference talking about it last week and you can only imagine how it went with the press asking mono-related questions. If looks could have killed, Gase would have cleared the entire room, LOL. He was mad as hell and not putting up with the dumb questions.
     
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  19. texanphinatic

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    They really weren't impressive last week. Not sure the coaching staff is the right one. They looked mostly unprepared and poorly coached outside of their opening scripted drive. It would not at all be surprising to see the Jets win with Siemien or whatever his name is. Overall, I would be shocked if Gase got that team to the playoffs though.
     
  20. invid

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    Might be the homer in me, but I'm predicting a stomping tonight.
     
  21. keypusher

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    There's got to be a better way to spend 225 bucks, but this is looking like a pretty good jersey right now.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/TnBzwuWXgV7RhVv19
     
  22. texanphinatic

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    That's funny!

    Realistically though, the Bengals, Giants and Jets are all realistic. Redskins, Steelers and even the Chargers if they stay banged up are also possibles. We also might get the New England third stringers in the last week.

    After watching the game tonight, we have a legit shot at the Jests. They are horrible. We might also get them with their third stringer, the immortal Luke Falk. If not, it'll be Darnold with maybe a week or two back after his Mono bout.
     
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  23. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity

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    With the Jets on their 3rd string QB how likely is it they finish with the #1 pick?

    Might we actually need to go 0-16 to acquire it?

    Can we even lose two games vs these Jets?

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  24. Deus ex dolphin

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    They'll have Darnold for 8-10 games most likely, so they'll find a way to win a couple of those. Even with Falk playing, does any doubt Miami could lose to the Jests? We've seen it often in the past where they make a backup QB look elite for a game.

    I'm going to spend my time concerned about winning even ONE game before I worry about winning TOO MUCH.
     
  25. pumpdogs

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  26. texanphinatic

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    They are smoking Dallas right now. Garrett gonna get his *** fired. Darnold making some nice throws when he has time to throw, but overall it's more just Dallas playing terrible, bringing in a terrible gameplan and having some major injuries.
     
  27. pumpdogs

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    I would still be shocked if we win a game.
     
  28. ripper1961

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    I would just like see us win one game.
     
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  29. pumpdogs

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    Looks.like I was wrong!
    I guess I forgot how bad a coach crazy eyes is.
     
  30. cbrad

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    It's also time we started a "16-0" watch.. two teams are 8-0 right now (Patriots and SF) and that's slowly creeping into territory only the '72 Dolphins should own. Maybe Baltimore can reduce that to just one team in a few hours.
     
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  31. M1NDCRlME

    M1NDCRlME Fear The Spear

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    //endthread
     
  32. Conka

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    Now they are a possible spoiler to wildcard teams.
     

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