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Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The third game of the Thanksgiving schedule could be coming into focus.

    After a report earlier this week that the two early holiday games would include Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys, we may have an idea of the prime time matchup.

    Via Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an Eagles trip to play the Vikings appears to be the late game of the three.

    John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal (who reported the first two games) said during a SI media podcast with Jimmy Traina what he had heard about the game.

    “I didn’t actually write about this but I have heard that Minnesota vs. Philadelphia is one that’s in play,” Ourand said. “It’s not dead set, but I’m told that it’s pretty likely.”

    The Vikings have never hosted a Thanksgiving game, though they’ve played in eight of them against either the Lions or the Cowboys.
     
  2. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    That might be the only national broadcast game, except maybe the Pats games and a Thursday night.
     
  3. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know who our QB will be or how well our team will be playing this year, but I think we will win. Just a gut feeling, but I am calling it now. I think our guys will come to play.
     
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  4. Dorfdad

    Dorfdad Well-Known Member

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    Ugh give us Detroit I don’t want to play the cowboys that’s just asking for another national embarrassment!
     
  5. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    The Dolphins are 5-2 on Thanksgiving Day all time.
     
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  6. muskrat21

    muskrat21 Well-Known Member

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    is leon lett still playing? only way miami would get a W on thanksgiving this year is if he is.
     
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  7. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Miami has played Dallas 5 times on Thanksgiving Day...we’re 3-2 against them.
     
  8. Fame

    Fame Well-Known Member

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    I think the team will play hard, but we're most likely going to be gutting the roster over the next year or two. I expect Flores to have them prepared, but wins are going to be really hard to come by.
     
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  9. Fame

    Fame Well-Known Member

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    I think you're going to need to embrace the fact that the next two years are going to be tough to stomach. The sooner you do it, the easier it will get.
     
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  10. Phin McCool

    Phin McCool Well-Known Member

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    AAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!! Stop talking about November. It's not even spring yet. Let me enjoy another hot summer like last year and then I'll be happy to consider the Thanksgiving games .......... in September!
     
  11. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    The same guys that said the team sucks last year and needs to rebuild are going to be pissed when they go 3-13 next season.
     
  12. Vertical Limit

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    I dont think it will be 3-13. We are good enough to be mediocre. We arent bad enough to be terrible.
     
  13. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    This team doesn't have their QB next year currently on the roster. Whether it's a rookie or Ryan Fitzpatrick or some other bum, they aren't winning 6-7 games.
     
  14. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    I’d be careful not to underestimate the power of a culture change and potentially a true leader at HC.

    The talent gap in the NFL isn’t all that big for the most part, so coaching is paramount to a teams success.

    We have gotten crap QB play for the most part since 1998, whomever our starter is can’t be too much worse than what we have had the past 20 years.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if wenfind a way to go 7-9 8-8 again, even though it would be bitter sweet.
     
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  15. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End

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    Exactly how I see it.
     
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  16. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Don’t be too sure of that opinion. Gase took virtually the same identical team that was 6-10, went 10-6 and made the playoffs in his first season as head coach.

    Flores could very well do the exact same thing. Then again, Flores could be extremely overrated, in over his head and the Dolphins could very well become the next Detroit Lions.

    I’m hoping for the former and not the latter but feel we will end up somewhere in between.
     
  17. Hooligan

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    I think NOT having Gase call the plays is good for 2-3 wins all by itself. We sweep the jest because Gase IS calling their plays. We could very well make the play-offs.
     
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  18. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    I honestly have zero opinion on Flores. I just hope he pans out. I dont know how anyone can make make any statement when we havent seen Flores lead a team yet. I didnt have any opinions when sparano or gase got the job either... philbin made no sense to me though... the guy’s role in greenbay was overrated always..
     
  19. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    We should have been 3-13 last season if not for more than our share of miracles.
     
  20. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Exactly and just wait until they see what the roster looks like in September.
     
  21. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with that.

    We are at our record says. We had our share of disasters and injuries too that could have had us at 9-10 wins.
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    We're all free to disagree of course.

    And I don't think there's a single cliche in sports that I hate more than "you are what you're record says you are". No offense to you speficially, but that's such a load of crap. Everything needs to be looked at subjectively. One 7-9 team might be much, much better than another. If you put the Dolphins and Falcons up against one another, I think virtually everyone would agree that Atlanta is winning that game 80% of the time, minimum.
     
  23. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I agree that you need to look at the team objectively. What I mean though is that it's pointless to say how many games we should or shouldnt have won because in the end we won the number of games we did through good breaks and bad.

    In other words...yes, let's look at the team objectively but without assigning arbitrary win numbers to the equation I guess.
     
  24. OkiePhin

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    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000861546/Dolphins-vs-Falcons-highlights-Week-6
     
  25. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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  26. OkiePhin

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    Hey, I didn't say it you did. Lol
    Yeah it was 2017 when we had smokin Jay Cutler slinging the ball.
     
  27. btfu149

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    Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys? Sign Fiedler and Chambers quick! And bring back those sweet white throwbacks
     
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