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 on: Today at 03:50:59 pm 
Started by Dave Gray - Last post by Dave Gray
This topic has been moved to Anti-Fins Chat.

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 on: Today at 03:50:16 pm 
Started by dolphins4life - Last post by Dave Gray
I thought we got two no calls on PI in overtime.  We should've gotten both, since they were both PI.  I'm not really trying to hear how close the plays were -- guy got hit early in both cases, one that would've won the game.

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 on: Today at 03:42:25 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by Dave Gray
I forgot to post, but I had us losing this game by more than the spread...I didn't pick a number, but I probably would have had us losing by about 9.

Spread ended up being 4, I think...lost by 3...so that's....good?

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 on: Today at 02:41:42 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by masterfins
So is there going to be a playoff game on cable TV?

ESPN needs to do this so they can keep charging their exhorbitant fees to the cable companies. THE NFL does it so they can jack up the TV fees every year so the billionaires can get even richer than they already are.

We're only about a decade away from having games seven days per week, and 20 game seasons with a couple bye weeks for each team.

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 on: Today at 02:34:01 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by masterfins
Since Dave took the week off, it looks like Edge was the closest.  Congrats, too bad the Dolphins lost thou.

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 on: Today at 02:32:47 pm 
Started by dolphins4life - Last post by dolphins4life
I think they got robbed. 

1) the defender initiates contact and never attempts to play the ball at all.  The contact was in no way caused by his momentum

2) the contact affects the receiver's ability to catch the ball

3) the pass is catchable

This is my objective analysis

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 on: Today at 02:24:03 pm 
Started by hordman - Last post by masterfins
the Dolphins are only three games into the season, so the "Fire Chris Grier" chant is a bit premature IMO.  I expected some sub par play the first couple games with the new rookies, I didn't expect Tua to get knocked out, or the line to play as awful as it did against Buffalo; but there's a long way to go.  Miami started worse last year and turned it around, and I expect the same this year.  If Miami fails to make the playoffs then it's time for Grier to go.

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 on: Today at 01:14:32 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by Sunstroke

When my 49ers play two straight east coast road games, like they did in weeks 1-2, they find a place between the two and don't leave that time zone between games. They've done this since Shanahan came on board, and it seems to work fairly well.


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 on: Today at 12:50:58 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by Dolphster
Statistically, there doesn't really seem to be much of a disadvantage to playing a short week.

On the other hand, time zone changes (particularly west to east) IS a statistical disadvantage, even correcting for opponent. The majority (but not quite all) of the effect is kick-off time.


Interesting find by you about short weeks not being much of a disadvantage statistically.   I would have thought there would be.  But even if it isn't as meaningful as I thought statistically, from a wear and tear perspective on the players, short weeks suck.  I was fortunate enough to be fairly close to Jim Mandich (not that much to brag about because Jim had a couple hundred good friends, everyone loved him) and I remember talking to him about short weeks once.  He said that a typical scenario is that when you have a game on Sunday, Monday you essentially can't move.  You are sore from head to toe and the best you can do is some stretching, working with the training staff, etc.  Tuesday you still hurt like hell but can at least move a little more.  By Friday if you are lucky you are sore, but with a handful of Advil you can at least practice at pretty close to full speed.  You don't really start to feel ready for a full contact game again until the following Sunday when the routine starts over again.  And he stressed that was for a player who wasn't injured during the game.  That was just the regular recovery time for any player who had much contact in the game. 

The time zone change disadvantage has been documented for a long time and it is funny that it seems like nothing that teams do to try to combat it seems to work.  Flying out early, changing sleeping times, etc.  None of it seems to do much to combat that disadvantage.

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 on: Today at 12:44:11 pm 
Started by CF DolFan - Last post by EDGECRUSHER
I thought Fuller looked fine. He had that one streak down the sideline where the defender (smartly) got him trapped, but the difference in speed there was astounding.

The biggest problem is that a simple vertical (like that one) is the only thing you can do when your o-line is as bad as ours. I see other teams throwing deep crossing routes to their speedsters and I get jealous, but we just can't do that if the QB has a defender in his face 2 seconds after the snap.

One thing I really liked with the play calling yesterday was that we stuck with the running game and did a decent job not putting runners in a bad position where they take a 5 yard loss. I didn't like the way Waddle was used, but I did like that we had a lot of short throws into the flat. Combine that with some slants and some rub plays and we can take some of the pressure off the offensive line AND the quarterback. I'm not a fan of Brissett, but he did a decent job running for his life back there.

1) Jacoby did the best he could under the circumstances aside from that historic safety.
2) You're absolutely correct. What good is speed when the WR has half a second to run before the QB is forced to throw the ball? No time to go deep or really create separation.
3) Our 2 running backs and Jacoby did well yesterday. 133 yards on 29 carries combined, I'll take that every Sunday.

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