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Post Game Bengals Thoughts - Playoffs?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Bumrush, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    2-3, with a legit shot to be 4-1 if a few breaks go our way.

    We are improving in EVERY SINGLE aspect of this team, weekly.

    Philbin is adjusting and our OC/DC's are coming up with creative gameplans.

    Tannehill looks like a seasoned veteran already.

    Our CB's and secondary play has improved tenfold over where we thought they would be.

    5 games is not an anomaly. It is a trend. This team can and will compete for either a wild card spot or the AFCE.

    Rams at home
    @ Jets (win)
    @ Indy (win)
    Tenn @ home

    6-3 is NOT OUTSIDE THE REALM of possibilities. With the back half of the schedule mostly played at home, am I crazy to think this could be a playoff team?
     
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  2. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    We could be if we cut out the turnovers....and Tanny starts making plays inside the red zone. Were missing passing TD's badly.
     
  3. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    We beat the Bengals and the officials today. Very impressed.
     
  4. jsizzle

    jsizzle Banned

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    Gaffney could be the missing piece, we need one more weapon Tannehill can count on. Anything is possible.
     
  5. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Not only that.. Just imagine if we stop the Cardinals on 4th down and Carp hits a FG against the Jets?

    We are the talk of the NFL if those two things happen. I know this is a league of could of, should of and would of, but I'm seeing continual improvement on both sides of the ball, with the exception of the running game which seems to be regressing slightly.
     
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  6. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    Typical. We lose a game, we're awful. We win a game, PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!

    We have a lot of areas to improve on. We didn't look very good on offense at all today and Cinci isn't playing good D to this point of the season.
     
  7. padre31

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    No, we do not do anything well enough yet to be a playoff caliber team.

    IMO, this was more of a management of game style win over any particular thing we did well.
     
  8. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    We couldn't catch a break from that senile bastard Walt Coleman. I've despised him since the tuck rule game.
     
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  9. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    It's crazy how close 2-3 is to 4-1 isn't it? We can definitely compete with any team out there. We just need to make the transition from competing to actually closing out games and winning. Today was a nice step towards that.

    Our schedule is pretty easy as far as NFL schedules go. If we keep improving I see no reason we can't finish 8-8 or even better honestly. It will come down to making plays those 3-4 crucial plays during a game.
     
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  10. Anonymous

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    They're a hell of a team that we beat. They average 28 points a game and we held them to 13.
     
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  11. RickyNeverInhaled

    RickyNeverInhaled Well-Known Member

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    the rest of the AFC East sucks and we keep improving. We might not make it far in the playoffs but we could make it into the playoffs.
     
  12. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Props to Daniel Thomas, his deliberate running style really helped us over the hump. He even took out Mauluga, lol. He really helped today.
     
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  13. jsizzle

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    Our defense is playoff caliber, right now.
     
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  14. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Not yet, have to at least win next week, that is a duck on a pond, a chilly weather team heads to Miami in Mid October?

    We also simply must have a #3 Wr who can produce something, our Te talent cannot make up the difference yet.
     
  15. jw3102

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    I have no idea if the Dolphins can make the playoffs or not. Right now they have as good a chance as just about any team in the AFC.

    What bugs me though is the constant questioning by some fans of every offensive play the Dolphins call. Perhaps these people forget that the Dolphins are playing with a rookie QB who started his fifth game in the NFL today. The Bengals were also stacking the defense to prevent the run all day. The secondary of the Bengals is one of the best in the NFL and they were able to cover the Dolphin WR's very effectively for most of the game.

    The Dolphins have no TE who can stretch the field, and no true #1 receiver. Perhaps if Tannehill had more experience and a better receiving corp, Sherman could call a more wide open game. Right now Sherman has to deal with the players he has on offense and I think he has done an excellent job of play calling, considering the limited number of play makers he has on the offensive unit.

    Hopefully the Dolphins will get a deep threat and a TE who can get open down the field in next years draft, and then we will see Sherman open up the offense. With a full year under his belt and more weapons on offense, Tannehill is going to be QB to watch starting in 2013. In fact he isn't too bad right now.

    As far as Sherman goes. I guess some people on here have quickly forgotten the putrid offense the Dolphins ran for the last four years, before Sherman took over the offense.
     
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  16. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    How many times did we say that during the Wanny years?
     
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  17. Trackstar

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    Why don't you give this new HC a chance before you judge?
     
  18. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Play defense? Or does that not count in the NFL anymore?

    We really need a WR who can make plays with his physical skills but otherwise I don't see much to complain about.
     
  19. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    I'm not spoiled, our team kicks ***...Best its been in a long time.

    It's nice to see them have success against a quality opponent.
     
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  21. padre31

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    Not really, need more consistent pressure and better FS play.
     
  22. MikeHoncho

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    They also beat the refs
     
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  23. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Also, I dub R. Jones "The Most Interesting Safety In The World"

    I don't always make interceptions but when I do, I make them on the opponents last offensive play of the game. (Raiders, Bengals)
     
  24. jsizzle

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    I am in love with that blonde in your sig. thanks for bringing her back to me!
     
  25. thisperishedmin

    thisperishedmin Well-Known Member

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    This was a win but this was not a playoff caliber team. The pass rush has to improve, and the running game needs to get much more consistent before we talk about that stuff.

    If we dont have a running game, we need to be a better red zone passing team. As it is, we cant do either of those to put big points on the board fast.
     
  26. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    You're nitpicking. Every team needs something. The dominant Raven defenses almost never had stellar corners. You can find 1-2 holes on any unit in the league.

    At the end of the day it matters how many points you give up. In the last three games the defense has allowed 13-20-13 in terms of regulation points.
     
  27. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    I'm not judging the HC. I have been squarely in Philbin's corner since day one. I'm judging the overall talent on this team.
     
  28. Disnardo

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    Bumrush, I just need for our Offense to shorten the field for Carpenter when a FG is needed... He is struggling with that mental aspect of the game right now it seems...


    He is kicking deep enough and mostly straight, but he I believe that his angle is the main issue... Got to wonder if he has some type of foot injury???
     
  29. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Man, they did...I loved how we weren't really phased and maintained focus despite some questionable calls.

    However, that Hartline interference call was so sneaky by Brian. I liked how he just went ahead and hooked his arm to get the obvious call.
     
  30. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    For one of the players who gets more than his share of negative comments from some, he does deserve props today. I think he had that first down on the screen that they marked a yard short, right before the FG too.
     
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  31. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Disagree that Tanny looks like veteran.
     
  32. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Elaborate? Because he certainly doesn't look like a rookie.
     
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  33. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Closing out with a pick like today was something that teams over the past few seasons never seemed to be able to do enough. Jones has been impressive. Far better than I expected. Glad to be wrong about him. You know after he shot the gap and took Scott down for a loss, I don't think the latter played anymore after that. If Jones' hit knocked Scott out of the game, that was a big key too because he was their most effective runner.
     
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  34. unluckyluciano

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    he still misses open receivers and thus far we have no paying game in the red zone.
     
  35. dolfan32323

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    We might if NE finds ways to lose and Pandarilla continues to make gameday threads.
     
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  36. Trackstar

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    Fair enough
     
  37. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    He's recognizing defenses and making CORRECT calls at the line. That's a veteran move.
     
  38. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I wouldn't agree with that statement. To each his own.
     
  39. mroz

    mroz Rosen is a franchise QB Club Member

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    Yeah, I am relieved to see DCarp hitting all those FG attempts.

    This is not a playoff team… not even close
     
  40. unluckyluciano

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    True. I'm not saying he's horrible.just that he has some work to do.
     

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