Regardless of what happens these next few games, it's pretty much a given Philbin and Tannehill are still with us next year. I'm not saying they've been perfect...far from it, but you can't give up on them after one year especially with the lack of playmakers/game changers they've had to work with this season. It's Ireland who needs a good showing from the team to cool down his already burning seat.
Again, Id love to upgrade the secondary and add a pass rusher, but Im not willing to do it at the expense of not acquiring a player on offense. In other words if we hit a draft spot and its good CB or any good offensive position..... take the offensive player. If we have just enough cash to sign a FA offensive player or a CB but only one of those..... sign the offensive player. The defense is capable with exactly the personel it has right now. It could definately get better, but it isnt pathetic. Its capabale.
As far as if we lose some of these last 3 games and the articles about "is Philbin the right guy" or "is Tannehill the future"...... who cares. I mean, its the NFL. Anytime youre in a public spotlight like that, youre going to face criticism. The facts are that no matter what happens Philbin will be our HC next season and Tannehill will be our QB. If people want to post stupid **** or Omar wants to write his columns..... let em. Who gives a ****? All that will matter is how they perform next season. The results will speak for themselves. These last 3 games are meaningless.
If we lose all 3 and Hayden Fox says its because Philbin lost the locker room.... let him. Philbin may or may not make him look foolish next year. I know if he does, I wouldnt be allowed to bump the thread for some reason.
If Tannehill plays like dog**** for 3 more games on top of the 6 or so he has already then people should question whether or not he is the guy we have all wanted for 12 years now. It wont change the fact he will have more games next season to prove whether or not he is.
Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
I just want this fricken season to end. I want Ireland fired and a competent GM brought in. We need to look towards 2013 and better things on the horizon
Please God, let me see 1 Dolphins Superbowl victory before I die.
It's a valid point. Jeff Ireland is fighting for next season and Joe Philbin, whether he realizes it or not, is fighting for 2014. Philbin is certain to return next season but if this year ends with a wobble then doubts surface toward Philbin and he might not be able to afford a similar 6-10 record next year.
If we win the next two games, the team is viewed positively and the missed field goals early in the season are spotlighted. Philbin won't be in any jeopardy a year from now, barring a disastrous record, and Ireland is safe into 2013.
Lose this game and we're the worst team in the league. That's how perception attaches these days. Reporters are expected to overreact. That's what fans want. Hence the Adam Schefter opinion. Skip Holtz was fine one week and out the door the next week, after a lopsided home defeat before a sparse crowd. Mario Cristobal was recruiting one night and called into the athletic director's office the next morning. That's college but the dynamic is identical, if not beyond, in the pros.
I have no idea how the two local writers asserted Jeff Ireland was safe, not with the scheduling realities. The crowds will resemble a Canes game the next two weeks. I guarantee you'll have photos showing up prominently on the internet, with the franchise mocked. This week is the crucial one. A win over Buffalo will do little to ease or reverse the guaranteed fan and media implosion if Jacksonville celebrates on our field.
The good news is Jacksonville is borderline inept in many categories, with a horrendous YPPA Differential. Miami goes from playing on the road against an excellent pass defense to "home" versus one of the worst.
Road teams with horrendous records generally play with pride on the road late in the season. Jacksonville will be ready to go early, like Kansas City on the first possession last week. If you smack them around defensively it's a jolt and they might cave. I'm not saying Miami will win big but there is a chance, unlike the two previous games we were favored by more than a field goal. St. Louis and Tennessee are markedly better than the Jaguars.
These last games are completely meaningless. We have 5 picks in the earley rounds of the draft, and if we ever needed those picks to be as early as possible it is now. So if we win now, just remember the feeling when our idiot gm is packaging picks to move up 5 spots to get a player we could have had if we lost. So we beat Jerksonville, they are horrible, or FLuffalo, another terrible team, all it gets you is worse draft order, thats it. People are worried about confidence, we won 3 straight games, sure didn't stop us from laying and egg in 5 of the next 6 games. It's about the future right now, and that future is players we need to get, not the scrubs we have now. I never flat out root for a loss, but i won't be crying in my milk if they do. If Philibin has any brains, he will be playing every rookie and young player we have the rest of the season. Evaluate what you have. and start getting in position for what you need. And for the love of God, fire Ireland before he sets us back another decade !!!
For someone that is a huge Joe Philbin guy I am surprised that you do not think him finishing the season strong is vital to his actual existence as a HC. I have sneaking suspicion that Joe would agree with my take more than yours.
The point is things will get very ugly for the people at the top of this organization if they lose this week. If you do not think that is the case, you are kidding yourself.
For the record, I DO think the Fins will win this week in an ugly dog fight of a game...it will not be pretty, but a win nonetheless.
This organization needs a win.