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    SAME OLD BS When will the excuses for this team end?

    This is a question to Dolphins apologists who are satisfied with the direction this team is headed.

    -So far this past decade we have one playoff appearance and zero playoff wins.
    - We either have been horrifically bad or mediocre.
    - We have "re-built" three different times this past decade.
    - We have not had a offense good office since the first term of the Clinton administration.
    - Even with the usually good defense, they could never come up big when the game was on the line.


    Good for the fans for not showing up last Sunday against Tennessee. The fans are bright enough to see this team is not making any progress.

    Hopefully there will 20,000 fans to see the Seattle game. It will be the only way to send a message to Ross that we are fed up with the status quo (Jeff Ireland). who, do I have to remind, traded Brandon Marshall for Michael Egnew and another 3rd round pick.

    And people wonder why the sports media does not give us any respect.
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    I have no problem with Ireland trading Marshall... he was a head case. I do have a problem with Ireland not replacing Marshall. Naanee? Armstrong? Egnew? Why haven't we seen the 3rd round seam threat TE that Ireland knew they needed? How about the secondary help that they needed? Did he draft any DBs? No, but he did sign Richard Marshall. BTW, 2nd round pick Martin is looking pretty bad.
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    Marshall produced. Did he drop some balls for TD's? Yes, but he produced and a mediocore Matt Moore was the QB. I would rather have a head case that produces than someone who doesn't (Naanee, Armstrong, Gafney, Egnew).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEGBRG View Post
    This is a question to Dolphins apologists who are satisfied with the direction this team is headed.
    Please identify your cliche "dolphin apoligists" directly, because I havent seen one single poster say he was satisfied with the direction of the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    Please identify your cliche "dolphin apoligists" directly, because I havent seen one single poster say he was satisfied with the direction of the team.
    You need to look harder, most everyone here says they don't like where we are but are happy about the direction of the team. Me included. So there is one for sure. But man, the Dolphins are the slowest team builders in the NFL. If they don't field a playoff team next year I think a lot of fans will be lost. I think we all understand where we are at right now, that does not need to be re-explained. That is why people want Ireland gone before the draft. Regardless of whether or not is the correct thing to do, it tells you the confidence level of fans. Less than 5% of fans became so in the last five years, so most of us are a bit impatient at this point. We looked promising in the first half of the year, unfortunately that was before the game film was built on us.
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    I don't think you will find any Dolphins fan that is happy with the 4-6 record. I think we are all disappointed with the team's loss last night and the fact that they have looked pretty bad in all phases the last couple of games. Going 10 quarters without an offensive touchdown is embarrassing. I guess it is easy to say everyone sucks and everyone needs accountable and/or fired. It is easy to say things like we need to stop defending this franchise because they haven't won a playoff game in over a decade or made the playoffs in four seasons.

    However, a lot of the players and coaches on the team had nothing to do with a lot of the past failures. Ireland didn't draft Ted Ginn Jr. Philbin didn't put Ronnie Brown on special teams. Ross didn't hire Nick Saban or Bill Parcells. I think the "excuses" you are thinking about is more about patience and letting the new guys have time to do their plan. I get the Ireland hate, he has been here 5 years and he only has one playoff appearance and his personality can rub people the wrong way. I get that, if they decide to replace him at the end of the year, please do so by not replacing Philbin or Tannehill. Philbin has only been the head coach for 10 months and Tannehill has only been the quarterback for 7 months. Please don't throw them in the trash heap because you are tired of losing and a decade of mostly bad results.

    Want to get out of the middle of the NFL and back on the top of the league? Give the people in charge some time to build the team in their vision. I am sure the team Philbin is coaching today is not the team he sees a couple of years from now. They can't change everything in just one season. Don't blame the current staff and players for past mistakes of other regimes. Starting over every year or two is not the answer, nothing ever gets built that way. Things might be rough for Tannehill and Philbin right now, but don't give them a short leash because Sparano and Henne had a losing year last year. The coaching staff and team should get a clean slate when new people come in, not grouped together with the entire franchise history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    I don't think you will find any Dolphins fan that is happy with the 4-6 record. I think we are all disappointed with the team's loss last night and the fact that they have looked pretty bad in all phases the last couple of games. Going 10 quarters without an offensive touchdown is embarrassing. I guess it is easy to say everyone sucks and everyone needs accountable and/or fired. It is easy to say things like we need to stop defending this franchise because they haven't won a playoff game in over a decade or made the playoffs in four seasons.

    However, a lot of the players and coaches on the team had nothing to do with a lot of the past failures. Ireland didn't draft Ted Ginn Jr. Philbin didn't put Ronnie Brown on special teams. Ross didn't hire Nick Saban or Bill Parcells. I think the "excuses" you are thinking about is more about patience and letting the new guys have time to do their plan. I get the Ireland hate, he has been here 5 years and he only has one playoff appearance and his personality can rub people the wrong way. I get that, if they decide to replace him at the end of the year, please do so by not replacing Philbin or Tannehill. Philbin has only been the head coach for 10 months and Tannehill has only been the quarterback for 7 months. Please don't throw them in the trash heap because you are tired of losing and a decade of mostly bad results.

    Want to get out of the middle of the NFL and back on the top of the league? Give the people in charge some time to build the team in their vision. I am sure the team Philbin is coaching today is not the team he sees a couple of years from now. They can't change everything in just one season. Don't blame the current staff and players for past mistakes of other regimes. Starting over every year or two is not the answer, nothing ever gets built that way. Things might be rough for Tannehill and Philbin right now, but don't give them a short leash because Sparano and Henne had a losing year last year. The coaching staff and team should get a clean slate when new people come in, not grouped together with the entire franchise history.
    im not saying do not give philbin a chance, but i am pretty sure he had a pretty significant input on trading marshall ( our best offensive player) and davis ( who although may not be doing great on indy, he still was very solid for us and very young still to give up on him).

    i know the points been made so often its like a broken record, but trading marshall set our offense back. ppl say it was a smart trade, i dnt care if i am in the minority, not it ****ing wasnt, we got a bag of balls for a top 5 wr in the nfl ( yes he may have had some issues off the field, but please go look at any nfl team, find me a team with all perfect players. its the nfl, many of these players are not exactly the perfect citizens.. also, its not like he took off plays like moss, or would consistently get in the qbs face on the sideline like owens did. ppl want to say look at our offense we have no weapons, well if we didnt ****ing trade our most talented guy for nothing, maybe our offense would be a bit more explosive?
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    OP, you have 28 posts, and you come here calling members of the board "Apologists?" How about you tell us what your fixes to the team would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach attach View Post
    OP, you have 28 posts, and you come here calling members of the board "Apologists?" How about you tell us what your fixes to the team would be?
    Have you have not seen any of the posts last night or today? I assume you watch the games. You can't see all the deficiencies in this team?

    Let's start with play makers. This team has none ( Based on how Bush played I do not consider him one right now). We all knew this was going to be a problem going into the season and was not addressed. The only one we had we gave away for not even a box of doughnuts.

    Let's take a look at this overpaid offensive line that could not create a running lane if their life depending on it.

    Now let's look at the secondary. I can understand trading Davis if you had someone adequate to replace him with. The team assumed Marshall was that guy. Well he is on injure reserve and when he did play, he stunk. But don't worry we have Nolan Carroll on the team. The guy who I still won't forgive for dropping a pick-six in the Cleveland game that a 10 year old could of caught. He could not make another roster in the NFL -- only the Miami Dolphins.

    Also, I did not say everyone was an apologist. This post was for the fans still posting excuses after yesterday's game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zach attach View Post
    OP, you have 28 posts, and you come here calling members of the board "Apologists?" How about you tell us what your fixes to the team would be?
    Why is relevant how many posts I have? I am sorry I do not have the time to post on this forum more often but I watch every game just as you do. I still continue to see the same problems with this team that I have seen for over the last decade. I, like a lot of other fans, are losing patience.
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