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  1. With a new HC this year I looked back at other new Miami head coaches in the losing era which I am counting as 2004 season until now. Dave Wanstedt was the last coach Miami has had what I consider a winning tenure. He had in order 11-5, 11-5, 9-7, 10-6 seasons his first 4 years as head coach but only 1 playoff win and that was his first year as coach. in 2004 he and the Dolphins started the season 1-8 and he was fired at that point, Jim Bates finished up the season as HC with a respectable 3-4 end to the season. With a 4- 12 season in 2004 it has been pretty much mediocrity ever since with each new coach pretty much having their best season the first season of there tenure. Saban ……………….. 9-7, 6-10- quit Camron...…………….1-15 - fired Sparano...…………. 11-5, 7-9, 7-9, 4-9 - fired Philbin………………… 7-9, 8-8, 8-8, 1-3 - fired Gase.…………………..10-6, 6-10, 7-9, - fired I have no clue what to expect this season but based on the last 5 coaches it is going to be about as good as it is going to get unde Flores this season? I hope not but since 2004 this franchise has become expert at being lukewarm and there are not many things in life that are good lukewarm. If this season goes well and Miami should happen to win 7 to nine games it will only make me the more skeptical about next season, I almost think a 3-5 game winning seasons would be reason for a little more hope for the future instead of a so so non playoff 7 to 9 win season for Flores first year. Any thoughts?
  2. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    Wow that is a whopping 3.6 times a game, and I wonder just how many of those targets were within 2 yards of the line of scrimmage.
  3. Dolphins D, so far

    I love Reshad Jones but after what he pulled last season and seeing the youth movement and new focus on defense I just as soon see Reshad traded for something that will help the future. Jones is ageing and starting to get injury prone.
  4. Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan / Adam Gase will be acting interm GM

    Gase will cut or trade every player that does not stand at attention, salute and say yes sir every time he passes by them, well maybe it is not quite that bad but he does like yes men and people that do not question his mediocrity as a football coach.
  5. Dolphins sign CB Xavien Howard to record deal

    You have to have (young) veteran presence on the field for the new guys to get guidance from and Howard, Tunsil, Mcmillan, Baker and guys like these are the new home grown franchise playes that will be the foundation for hopefully great things to come.. You cannot let the best corner in the league walk just because you are rebuilding, then you are using draft picks hoping to replace what you already had and let go . Howard will be in his prime for the next 5 years along with Fitzpatrick that is a solid foundation in the secondary, Reshad Jones will be the dead weight cap wise that will have to be dealt with in the future as he nears the end of his prime playing time.
  6. Dolphins sign CB Xavien Howard to record deal

    I do not have a problem with the Dolphins paying the #1 Corner in the league top money. I hope with the new heads that are in place that having to pay second contract Dolphins top money because they are All Pros becomes a common problem in the years to come.
  7. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    There is no guarantee that Tua or Hebert will succeed in the NFL either, everyone of these QB,s drafted in the top 15 of the first round probably have less then a 50/50 shoot at becoming a winning QB in the NFL much less the next Tom Brady. I am really skeptical of QB,s that are drafted from college programs that win every year no matter who the QB is, a lot of times the teams system is better then the QB really is, remember Matt Cassell in NewEngland. Rosen was a great chance to take with low to no risk or loss, we will know if he has what it takes or on to be a starter in this league by seasons end, if not he will be a good cheap back up to the QB of the 2020 season who ever that turns out to be.
  8. RYAN TANNEHILL appreciation thread

    The key to success is finding and getting the most out of young and non all-pro players week in and week out season after season. Few teams have a roster full of all pro type players on an individual basis, but you take a group of players that have certain skill sets that they excel at and team them together as one unit working together in schemes that they excel at and your team all of a sudden starts looking great on the field on Sundays. Miami has not had a staff that can do this since Jimmy Johnson was coach, when you force a player to excel in a situation that he cannot do physically or mentally it will always end in failure. How many times over the years has Miami cast a young player away only for him to go to another team and be great? Every year the first month of the season everyone says the Patriots are done as they struggle to win games when all they are doing the first month of the season is adjusting there game planning to the new years talent they have brought in and what they can do best. I hope the new staff in Miami can recognize and teach new and under achieving talent how to get the most out of what they can do best and win as a team of great team talent and discipline and not as a group individual super stars. I know the Patriots have Brady and that makes a huge difference but he does not play special teams or defense and they dominate there year after year by the end of each season with very few household names doing it. It is all about discipline ,mental toughness, out scheming your opponent , and doing your job on the field to the best of your abilities that you are given to do much like a military operation. I hope Flores and his staff can change the culture in Miami and instill a tough winning attitude in the Dolphin franchise once again. It is hard to believe that their are 20 year old Dolphin fans out there that have never really experienced a deep down since of pride in this franchise that a lot of us old timers once felt.
  9. 2019 Pick Tracker

    If Miami does not have to spend picks to move up in the draft next year to target a specific player that is a good looking slate of picks.
  10. Thoughts on Josh Rosen?

    I am not a big fan of Rosen yet but I hope he grows on me, but yes getting him at a yard sale price was a no brainer and I hope he turns it on in Miami.
  11. Official: Dolphins trade for Cardinals QB Josh Rosen

    I am thinking Fitzpatrick will win the starting job in preseason and will start the season at the #1 spot but as soon as he falters a few games as he will Rosen will get the remaining starts of the season to see what he can and cannot do. My only regret in signing Rosen will be if Dwayne Haskins turns into great NFL QB when Miami could have drafted him.
  12. Draft Discussion 2019

    Seems like a solid pick can play LT,LG or center but mainly a LG. Says he is a mauler with great feet and actually caught a TD pass last season.
  13. Draft Discussion 2019

    Reading Miami swapped 2nd round picks and gave up 2019 4th round pick , got 2019 6th round pick and a 2020 2nd round pick.
  14. Official: Dolphins trade for Cardinals QB Josh Rosen

    As long as Miami don't give away to much for Rosen I do not mind taking a chance on him but there is a reason he fell in the first round last year, another QB was drafted this year to replace him and teams are not beating down the door to trade for him this year, facts are facts. A new start may be the best thing for him and for the right price I say Miami go for it but it is probably less than a 50/50 shot he turns into a top 10 QB in the league.
  15. Official: Dolphins trade for Cardinals QB Josh Rosen

    The way Rosen is reacting to the Murry pick Rosen may not fit Flores mental attitude toward team and not I.