Its amazing how possession receivers and headcase lineman are the heroes of this franchise. Oh, and injured running backs, cant forget:
God forbid we ever become a competent franchise, people are going to flip their **** when they see a receiver whose fetish doesnt involve rubbing their face across grass.
Terrorist attack count against the Anything Goes Thread: 5
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
It just blows my mind the lengths people go to defend players on this team. I wouldn't want to pair Johnson with Mike Wallace and the other pieces on this offense. That might actually make the team competent, and god knows we don't want that anytime soon.
The attitude of Dolphins fans toward Hartline -- first hating him, now loving him -- has always been baffling to me, especially since he is exactly the same player he was as a rookie. And I don't mean that figuratively. He has improved at nothing. In his defense he hasn't gotten worse at anything, either. He's just Hartline. Full on Hartline.
Its too bad that Rishard Matthews and Joe Philbin don't seem to get along because Matthews should ideally be Tannehill's main target with Wallace as the big play threat. Matthews has better hands than Hartline, is more physical, has much better balance and has actually running instincts... all of which make him an actual threat to score touchdowns, rather than a threat to just get first downs.
I hope so, because the guy can play. I'll assume that he makes a lot of mental mistakes on the field -- wrong sight adjustments, not running routes at the proper depth -- to the point where Tannehill and coaching staff might not trust him. But jeez... the talent is just so there. Get it out of him, guys. Make it a priority.
Either that or invest in someone better than Hartline. The fact that we took Will Davis, Jelani Jenkins and Dion Sims over Quinton Patton still makes me ill.
The absurdity of our situation makes me want to on a regular basis. Every year i see people on here boast about how we got ____ number of starters in the draft. The quality of said starter is irrelevant, just that they are starting. And, of course, these are the "real" fans who just love our team so damn much. Other than the obvious reasons for wanting a competent regime, i think its going to be fascinating to see the reaction of Dolphins fans if we start making savvy moves. Im certainly not going to miss the days when people argue we "deserve" Pouncey hurting this franchise or whatever the **** their borderline beaten spouse style arguments were.