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"Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by JMP on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miami-Dolphins-at-500-as-Usual-With-Faint-Playoff-Hopes-500612971.html

The Miami Dolphins arrived at their bye week a .500 team, which is no surprise because for the past quarter century they've been a .500 franchise.

Their record since 1994: 197-197. Their record this year: 5-5. Coach Adam Gase's three-year record: 21-21.

If there's a middle of the pack, the Dolphins are in the middle of it. They haven't won a playoff game since 2000, but they could well be headed for their third 8-8 finish in the past six years.

"These are tough times to be a Dolphin fan," tweeted their former fullback, Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Csonka. "Very frustrating. Shabby football."

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Only two of the six remaining games are against teams with winning records. So it's not impossible for Miami to actually make the playoffs for only the third time in the past 17 seasons.

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A bye week may not be enough time to resolve the Dolphins' many issues, however. That could take an offseason or three.

For starters, the Dolphins are on pace to allow the most yards in franchise history. Their run defense ranks last in the league and seems to be getting worse, with 174 yards allowed per game and 5.9 per carry over the past five weeks.

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And then there's the offense, which has gone nine quarters without a touchdown. In the past three games receiver Danny Amendola has thrown for more scores (one) than quarterback Brock Osweiler (none).

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Bad health is less of an excuse on defense, where Gase's decision to jettison tackles Ndamukong Suh and Jordan Phillips left holes that haven't been filled. Yawning run gaps and blown coverage are staples, calling into question the future of second-year coordinator Matt Burke.

That's a topic for the offseason, along with the future of Tannehill. First the Dolphins will try to summon a late-season surge, which would be something new.

Over the past decade, their record in December is 22-22.

No comment necessary, other than: damn it sucks to be a fan of this team. Sad

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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by mercury22nathan on Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:33 pm

now wait a minute JMP. its friday afternoon and maybe i've had few drinks, but i got something too say about that... BURP ...nevermind.

yes, the past 2 decades have made being a fan of this team extremely difficult. and worse yet, i don't see it getting better anytime soon.

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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by JMP on Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Their record since 1994: 197-197

That's just insane...perfect mediocrity for almost 25 years. "Stuck in the middle" really is the Dolphins' theme.

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Post by scotgif on Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm

JMP wrote:
Their record since 1994: 197-197

That's just insane...perfect mediocrity for almost 25 years.  "Stuck in the middle" really is the Dolphins' theme.

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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by Degarmo on Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:05 pm

Again, I will follow up the Stealers Wheel classic with my own take Wink

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Post by HalCHorn on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 pm

Underrated: these guys made a pretty damn good comeback LP in 1981, though Mel Schacher was missing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mjezaFcMhM


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Post by finfanatic on Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:06 pm

Yeah, I agree, some of Gase's decisions are looking extremely dumb at this point.

But, until the Phins get someone in the front office that can DRAFT WORTH A DANG!!!! I don't think the HC is going to make much of a difference.

You stir a pile of steaming horse dung in the opposite direction from the last chef, and you are still left with a steaming pile of horse dung.

The Phins need to get somebody else to "shop for the groceries".

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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by JMP on Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:55 pm

Starting this thread was worth it just for the Yngwie song!

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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by Degarmo on Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:29 am

JMP wrote:Starting this thread was worth it just for the Yngwie song!  
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Re: "Miami Dolphins at .500 as Usual"

Post by rightchea on Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:38 pm

So it seems that Gase and Ross had a talk about the injury issues. Ross supposedly understands and is not concerned..... Sad Sad

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