Welcome to FinHeaven Fans Forums! We're glad to have you here. Please feel free to browse the forum. We'd like to invite you to join our community; doing so will enable you to view additional forums and post with our other members.



VIP Members don't see these ads. Join VIP Now
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Really is sad how everything worked out...

  1. -1
    sensation24's Avatar
    Miami Dolphins # 1

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jun 2006
    Posts:
    552
    vCash:
    1017
    Loc:
    St Augustine, Fl
    Thanks / No Thanks

    Really is sad how everything worked out...

    Seems like not that long ago we got Parcells as our VP of football operations and things were looking up after a dreadful and franchise worst 1-15 record. We had no talent, no reliable coaching staff and once again no Franchise or even capable QB to look forward to seeing for the upcoming season.

    Then along comes Parcells & Ireland and they bring in Tony Sparano who people raved was an up and coming coach in this league and that the attitude and mentality of this team was going to do a complete 180. They got rid of a lot of meaningless players and coaches and did what any successful team rebuilding did, which was building for the future through the draft.

    We go out and draft Long as our # 1 pick and Franchise LT, We draft Chad Henne who a lot of people thought would be a terrific NFL QB along with some other solid picks (not including the Pat White disaster) and Chad Pennington falls into our laps after the Jets cut him loose in favor of Favre.

    The 2008 Season turned out to be an amazing and completely unexpected year: 11-5 record & AFC East Championship. The Birth of the wild cat. Winning our last 5 games to make the playoffs capped off with one of the best Dolphin/Jet games to end our Magical season.

    Since then we have had 7-9, 7-9, & currently 0-6. We have had solid drafts under Sparano & Ireland that brought in guys like Jake Long, Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, Dan Carpenter, Koa Misi, Kendall Langford, Mike Pouncey, Brian Hartline, Daniel Thomas, Jared Odrick along with some good free agent pick ups like Karlos Dansby, Cameron Wake, Anthony Fasano etc.

    This is a team that has very good talent on both sides of the ball. I am happy with our core of receivers in Marshall, Bess & Hartline. I think Fasano can be overlooked and underrated at times. He is a great blocking TE and has had some big games with us. He has shown to have great hands and is just a tough SOB.

    Main problem that we have, that we have ALWAYS had: Quarterback
    16 and soon to be 17 different QBs since Dan retired.
    That is a joke and a disgrace. Henne in my mind has the potential but along the same lines I think the fact that Sparano has been responsible for his developement has been Henne's downfall.
    That is why the next QB they draft must have an entirely different regime to groom him for success, especially playing for the Miami Dolphins where they will always have to be in the Shadow of Dan Marino.

    Its ultimately sad for Sparano that he has tried his best to get this team to compete week in and week out but always come out on the losing side. His first 3 years with this team, even the 2 7-9 seasons, they had chances to make the playoffs. It wasn't until the last games of the season that Miami was "Mathematically" out. Whoever the next coach of this team will be is going to inherit a team with quite a bit of talent on it.

    Its just sad that 2008 seemed so long ago that things were looking so very promising and now its 2007 all over again. Sorry for such a long post.
    Quote Quote  

  2. -2
    electrolyte's Avatar
    Pro Bowler

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Sep 2009
    Posts:
    1,565
    vCash:
    1315
    Thanks / No Thanks
    had to skip the first few paragraphs because you started to give us a Dolphin history of what has gone on lately, but you're telling it to a forum of dolphin fans.

    we already know. we lived it too.
    Quote Quote  

  3. -3
    Tunaphish429's Avatar
    1st Ballot Hall of Famer

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Aug 2009
    Posts:
    8,635
    vCash:
    1649
    Loc:
    CUSE
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Talking about it is just the start of the healing process..
    Quote Quote  

  4. -4
    JCane's Avatar
    Administrator

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jul 2008
    Posts:
    15,758
    vCash:
    4164
    Loc:
    Lauderville, Florilina
    Thanks / No Thanks
    It is really sad. And what's even more sad is that I was actually excited about Parcells coming here.

    Dallas Cowboy fans are EVERYWHERE in this country and it's no different where I live. I have about seven really good friends locally who are all Cowboy fans and when all of this went down, they were all telling me what a trainwreck he had made the Cowboys. I just couldn't understand how they could crush that guy and just chalked it up to them being goober Cowboy fans like most. Believe me, they're all goobers, too lol.

    It seems as if Bill Parcells has taken the same path I watched Bobby Knight take. He's a brilliant football mind, but he failed to adjust to the changes of the game today from when he was at the top of the mountain.

    Quote Quote  

  5. -5
    MadDog 88's Avatar
    Sopwith Camel Pilot

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jul 2008
    Posts:
    12,467
    vCash:
    8126
    Loc:
    Aviano, Italy
    Thanks / No Thanks
    The drafts have panned out to be bad under these guys. This team is not that talented.
    Quote Quote  

  6. -6
    fishfanmiami's Avatar
    grip it and rip it

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Feb 2008
    Posts:
    6,427
    vCash:
    8802
    Thanks / No Thanks
    DolphinDolphinDolphin
    Quote Originally Posted by Tunaphish429 View Post
    Talking about it is just the start of the healing process..
    Only 11 more steps to go. I'm still stuck in denial.
    Quote Quote  

  7. -7
    JCane's Avatar
    Administrator

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jul 2008
    Posts:
    15,758
    vCash:
    4164
    Loc:
    Lauderville, Florilina
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog 88 View Post
    The drafts have panned out to be bad under these guys. This team is not that talented.
    I'd say this past draft is the most successful one thus far. I was really excited about Daniel Thomas.
    Quote Quote  

  8. -8
    FinsBR's Avatar
    Dolfan from São Paulo - Brazil

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Aug 2011
    Posts:
    532
    vCash:
    974
    Loc:
    São Paulo - Brazil
    Thanks / No Thanks
    I know I wasn't happy when Parcells came to the Fins...

    All that and there are people asking for another czar. Bleep Cowher, Gruden, Fisher and any other retread.
    Hoping for the best but expecting the worst...

    "We are going to out-tough you. Here comes a bunch of Guards. We are going to push our way to the Super Bowl, 3 yards at a time." Le Batard

    "The Dolphins are bringing Guards to a Wide Receivers party" Stugotz

    "I know one thing about these guys, they're not going to stop quitting." Chad Henne



    twitter @marcio_oli
    Quote Quote  

  9. -9
    Danny's Avatar
    FinHeaven VIP

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Apr 2003
    Posts:
    9,986
    vCash:
    6207
    Loc:
    Kissimmee,FL
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by sensation24 View Post
    Seems like not that long ago we got Parcells as our VP of football operations and things were looking up after a dreadful and franchise worst 1-15 record. We had no talent, no reliable coaching staff and once again no Franchise or even capable QB to look forward to seeing for the upcoming season.

    Then along comes Parcells & Ireland and they bring in Tony Sparano who people raved was an up and coming coach in this league and that the attitude and mentality of this team was going to do a complete 180. They got rid of a lot of meaningless players and coaches and did what any successful team rebuilding did, which was building for the future through the draft.

    We go out and draft Long as our # 1 pick and Franchise LT, We draft Chad Henne who a lot of people thought would be a terrific NFL QB along with some other solid picks (not including the Pat White disaster) and Chad Pennington falls into our laps after the Jets cut him loose in favor of Favre.

    The 2008 Season turned out to be an amazing and completely unexpected year: 11-5 record & AFC East Championship. The Birth of the wild cat. Winning our last 5 games to make the playoffs capped off with one of the best Dolphin/Jet games to end our Magical season.

    Since then we have had 7-9, 7-9, & currently 0-6. We have had solid drafts under Sparano & Ireland that brought in guys like Jake Long, Vontae Davis, Sean Smith, Dan Carpenter, Koa Misi, Kendall Langford, Mike Pouncey, Brian Hartline, Daniel Thomas, Jared Odrick along with some good free agent pick ups like Karlos Dansby, Cameron Wake, Anthony Fasano etc.

    This is a team that has very good talent on both sides of the ball. I am happy with our core of receivers in Marshall, Bess & Hartline. I think Fasano can be overlooked and underrated at times. He is a great blocking TE and has had some big games with us. He has shown to have great hands and is just a tough SOB.

    Main problem that we have, that we have ALWAYS had: Quarterback
    16 and soon to be 17 different QBs since Dan retired.
    That is a joke and a disgrace. Henne in my mind has the potential but along the same lines I think the fact that Sparano has been responsible for his developement has been Henne's downfall.
    That is why the next QB they draft must have an entirely different regime to groom him for success, especially playing for the Miami Dolphins where they will always have to be in the Shadow of Dan Marino.

    Its ultimately sad for Sparano that he has tried his best to get this team to compete week in and week out but always come out on the losing side. His first 3 years with this team, even the 2 7-9 seasons, they had chances to make the playoffs. It wasn't until the last games of the season that Miami was "Mathematically" out. Whoever the next coach of this team will be is going to inherit a team with quite a bit of talent on it.

    Its just sad that 2008 seemed so long ago that things were looking so very promising and now its 2007 all over again. Sorry for such a long post.
    well, not sure I agree with solid drafts......Misi hasn't really doen anything to be considered solid, specially since he was a 2nd round pick....Odrick has not proven anything either and he was a 1st round pick...Sean Smith solid? you're kidding, right? I'm a very positive person who believe there's beena few good players drafted(Thomas is one of them)but overall they have missed more than they have hit.

    Ozzy rules!!
    Quote Quote  

  10. -10
    sharp's Avatar
    Scout Team

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,316
    vCash:
    2343
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Its sad to me because whos to say that we aren't going go right back into that again? Pretend this is your 2007, are we going to be rewarded with false hope next year? that will continue for another a couple? Then restart again?

    It has to end sometime. I think the only way to end it is to draft "luck" because of his skill, position, and last name. Because we lack "luck" we have horrible luck.

    (On Miami sports teams being popular)

    -“That’s not competition,” LeBron said. “That’s like you rooting for your family members. That’s not competition at all. It would be great to have him, but we’ll see.”

    305
    Quote Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. Dolphins | Worked out two LBs
    By DKphin in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-24-2012, 10:29 PM
  2. No need to jump the gun on qb, its all worked out here...
    By madridfinfan in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 05:45 PM
  3. Have We Worked Out Any WRs.......
    By justdev7 in forum NFL Draft Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-12-2011, 06:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •