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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dooley to Louisiana Tech

Derek Dooley, Miami's tight end coach and the son of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, has been hired as the new head coach at Louisiana Tech.

Dooley will be introduced to the throng of Ruston, La. media Monday morning but then he'll fly back to South Florida and finish out the season with the Dolphins.

As for today's game, you should know that the Dolphins hotel in downtown Buffalo was put on alert early Sunday morning when someone (a drunk Bills fan?) set off the fire alarm.

It was around 2 a.m.

About today's game: The paper up here ran a story about how Bills players are talking about having an outside chance to make the playoffs. They say they have to win out.

In other words, the Bills are in the same mode the Dolphins were in prior to the Jacksonville game. The Dolphins, as you know, are not believing they can make the playoffs despite the fact it is a remote, remote possibility.

All that tells me is the Bills may be more motivated or more desperate to win today. Of course, that doesn't matter as the Dolphins proved against Jacksonville a couple of weeks ago.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the heart of this team? If you think as winner, you can be a winner. you talk as they have all but given up, and that is how they played most of the year. Two bright spots, Taylor and Thomas, show heart in every game. Of course, most of the defense has, but not as these two men.

The coaches act as if they have no hope because of what people they have, the players do the same with the coaches, and us fans seem to knock everyone here as well. Who would want to play for anyone if everyone is giving them crap everyday.

Before this free agency bit, you had who you picked, and you worked with these men to make something happen, but today it is he's here today, and elsewhere the next. I know I would not give my all if I was bounced all over the place where I worked because they want a quick answer to the problems, rather than fixing the problem as a whole. The problem here is not one, or coach. It is a problem that begins at the top and contimues down to the fans.

In order to be a winner we have to believe in ourselves, and that includes the fans. It took how many attempts to master mathematics, so why do we think it takes a day to master a play scheme, especially when they're changing all the time. Even player changes result in how differently you must play or react, so where does this end.

If it were only one position needing help, but it is many that are struggling, and that is on the coaching. Conifidence comes not only from within, it comes from how you feel in the game. That falls on the coaches. You have to feel that you can do the job given with the tools provided by the coaching staff. I cannot see wasting more money on key players if we cannot make them comfortable in their spot and game.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way the Jaguars are playing I don´t believe we have a chance to get to the playoffs. Anyway I hope we´ll win today, but we must start passing the ball. 19 runs and 5 passes ??????
Ronnie Brown woulb be a major factor today

1:50 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

what the hells going on in buffalo?twice were in field goal range and we get zip?i'm getting tired of this ninncompoop coaching staff!if they don't have faith in mare's multi-million dollar leg then cut him and bring in someone else for f##Ksakes!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finndolphan said...
what the hells going on in buffalo?twice were in field goal range and we get zip?i'm getting tired of this ninncompoop coaching staff!if they don't have faith in mare's multi-million dollar leg then cut him and bring in someone else for f##Ksakes!

2:11 PM

the wind is bad going that way on that field. i've been at ralph wilson stadium and when it gets like that you can't kick field goals. i have an idea why don't you try coaching and see if you could do better. you obviously are frustated but try to use your head. you cant fit a sqare peg in a round hole. this has nothing to do with mre. it's the weather.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

I sit here in the third quarter and Randy McMichael has just dropped his third pass of the day.

Derek Dooley is McMichael's position coach.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Bloodlust said...

Apparently like the first person wrote there is no heart in this game. No offense at all. Like we just gave up.. We had some oportunities, but again could not use them

3:12 PM  
Blogger finnman said...

let dooley and the other worthless coaches go... if he was any good the players he i in charge of working with would be doing their job, but as we see they can't......

I am freakin tired of watching a professional team play like a bunch of five year olds...... f**kin bullshit mother f**k'in assholes. No wonder everyone here is so strung out......

3:22 PM  
Blogger Bloodlust said...

We shut out NE who is a better caliber team, and we cannot control a team with problem as we have. This goes to point that it is in the heart of the team, coaches and players alike.

I do believe in that on any given day anyone can beat the best team, and that is because ofover confidence, being tired, or any other reasonable reason. It is hard to stomach that there is so little want to win here. I might be wrong, but it sure looks like it.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dolfins you stupid idiots.... can't you do anything right!!! next time leave the ofense home and let the defense play the whole game. defense plays most and has given us the win most of the year anyways. i hate this shit... it is becoming embarrasing to even say i am a dolphin fan anymore. pick some kids off the street, i bet they play a better game than these idiots.........

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armondo is this what you call lucky? Is this how you think we should sit in our seats, so luck can take this bunch of numb nuts to playoffs? How can you even think this as a sports writer? Luck may be involved in many things, but to clinch a division, and win the SB you need more than luck on your side. the brains and want are not here anyplace from CEO to the papers. I could find any moron to wishful think, and many of them end on drugs, alcohol, or in back alleys becuase they cannot grip reality. Reality here is no one here on the dolphins wants to win.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

have we reached bottom yet?or is there more misery ahead?hard to imagine any worse!please nickynumbskull let cleo start the next two games,what have you possibly to lose now?two more losses only means higher draft picks!joey is well,joey that the lions gave up on!enough said!daunte(i won;t even go there!)cleoooo!cleooooo!

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our QB got a very impressive 0.0 QB rating. Hope he does not play a single game for this team anymore. This is a total shame he even came to Miami. I hope some heads will roll after this embarassing season.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Bloodlust said...

To everyone here... i think we all came to one hell of a disappointed day, whether we have ever agreed with one another or not. Something here is wrong. it cannot be lack of talent alone. It is like the one 's saying no heart, or lack of wanting to be here. it is hard for me to fathom these guys could be this bad or just don't want to play because they want to be elsewhere. I am almost ready to say get rid of all the dead weight, and start fresh. Even if it means taking someone green to replace them. At leat we would have a reason to understand why they would be playing so badly.

8:47 PM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

Somthing has to change. This team hasn't looked hungry since Marino left. Maybe bringing in younger talent, guys with something to prove is the right medicine. We could probably move some of the vets for draft picks. This team has never really had to rebuild, but at this point it looks like their are too many holes to patch. Chambers is my favorite Phin, but he has been sooo disapointing this year. I don't think we should move him, because we the right QB he will be extremely valuable. He does need to be called out for being so invisible. Linehan always found a way to get the ball to him, and thus far Mularkey has failed to. Teams caught on to the reverse and quick screen to him by week 3. I wouldn't be disappointed if they overhauled the whole D except for Taylor, Thomas, and Crowder. Although I think Kevin Carter and Matt Roth (as of late) have played well. The secondary is a flat out mess. The o-line has improved, but still could use a few more talented players. McIntosh and Shelton should be counted on for no more than depth in my book. Hadnot and Carey are probably worthy starters. I'm starting to think we should start Cleo the rest of the way. I think we know what we will get in Joey. A serviceable back-up, that isn't capable of carrying or leading the team. He has done an admirable job for the most part, but i think he lacks the fire to lead the team. He may end up a cap casualty next year. (Not because we don't have room, but because his contract will be too high) I don't think McMichael's play will ever be able to catch up to his mouth, although I think he has talent. I think all the drops are a lack of focus on his part, which may not be repairable. I'm hoping we can add a relatively young QB to the mix in the offseason. Who knows if Culpepper will ever be healthy again, physically or mentally. I'm sure this year has really shook what ever confidence he had left from Minnesota. This loss definitely made me sick to my stomach. Not to mention the abuse I will take at work tomorrow.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

I agree that we need to go young. I think Harrington has proven this year that he is absolutely no more than an average QB at best. I would like to see more of Cleo Lemon so the coaches can make a good decision as to whether or not he can be an effective backup for Culpepper starting next year. The defense is good but it is getting old and occasionally completely fails to show up for games. I would vote to get rid of the older linemen and linebackers. Obviously they would keep Zach and Taylor but besides them get rid of everyone else over 30. Anyway, I know it is just the thoughts of a frustrated fan, but I would like something to get excited about again.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...


10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really astonished at all of these comments. I am angry too, but I am not going to go bashing everyone. We love everyone when they win and hate them all if they lose, that is wrong. I want to win more than anyone, I am disgusted and heart broken too. I really feel that all these mistakes are going to make us better next year, look at how bad the Bengals and 49ers were for years, now they are coming back. Not only that, I have noticed this year it is very hard to say who will win from Sunday to Sunday, and that is with every team.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

how the hell can you say we will be better next year?the old-timers on defense will all be that much closer to retirement,the same useless qb's will likely be in place(oh,yeah we'll have a healthy daunte,go dream some more)the same piece of shit useless receivers will be dropping passes,the same awfull defensive backs will be there,the same useless fat o-line yeah ican hardly wait!oh yeah sabanwill not replace mularkey either that would take him admitting a mistake!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous No Longer Doomed to be a Bills Fan said...

Phish-heads: Look at the silver lining. By the time you get a functional QB and O-line, your defense will be old enough to collect social security (if there's any left). You'll always have your "golden years" with Griese/Csonka to comfort you in the dark days ahead. Give Mike Mularkey a kiss for all of his fans in Buffalo. By the way how brain dead is your front office to bite on DC in his wrecked condition? I hear Tom Duh-no-ho's still available as GM. At least your coach is the darling of the media talking heads. That must count for something? Cheer up, hurricane season will be here before you know it. Then you'll get to play with your generators, and forget about your hapless football team. Me, I'm going out for atomic-hot chicken wings, and then I'll re-watch the game on my DVR. Bye for now.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:22 AM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

armando a question,since duuuhlington won't answer it!to the best of your knowledge has any athlete in any sport come back from a TRIPLE ACL TEAR to be the same he was before the injury?personally i kind of doudt it!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i remember all the bashing of individuals here on this blog, especially by finndolfan, and nydolfan84 about individuals who were agaimst the way Saban was running this team. Now i see your all pissed as shit at him and everything else.

you were making player changes in your head, but there was no proof it would change the way we were playing.

you assholes never think more than one player ata time. the problem with the dolphins is not one player, but many. I cannot see any of these individuals sitting in the NFL if they did not possess the skills to be here. plays, performance, and moral is controlled by the coaches.

the players play as if they are not mentally in the game, and that is Saban's charge. Not one of the team members have spoken against him, and he could have put bars against it. Threatened to seat or/ and fine anyone who opened his mouth against him or any other coaches. it has been done before.

instead of yelling stupid taunts toward each other, why do we not weite the executive offices and give them a ass ripping on how we feel. it is time to quit acting and sulking like babies and do something about it. SHIT... armando simply has nothing to say. look at his last statements in his blogs.

stop the crying and get your pencil and paper and write the ceo's. if you do not do not claim to be a fan.

and to the idiot who wrote about cincinnati and san fran, we have waited longer than they have, and i am tired of waiting. when dan was our qm we did nothing to solidify both offense and defense at the same time. it was one or the other. all he needed was a little more on each side and he could have done the rest, but we kept him as san diego did dan fouts. no defense to keep the scoring on the other side. how many sb's could have we been in or won, but we never pushed the organization enough to make the proper moves. today, is the day and time to let them know how we feel, and if these changes do not occur we will refuse to back them. maybe that is what they want. they may have plans to sell or move the team as they did in cleveland. if we do not give up on them, then they will move in the middle of the night. sounds like something i have seen before.

if you guys don't do this fuck you all............

5:15 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

look you imbecile you honestly thi nk these people(i think you mean huzienga)is going to listen to rant-jobs from fans? these forums are the only way we will ever be heard!i have read numerous blogs here that made perfect sense about the dolphins and what they should do!were all frustrated about this season(and the last ten or so()i think after last year we all honestly could have expected continued improvement not this regressive debacle that has unfolded!the only one you can really blame for ths mess is saban,let's hear you make an argument blaming anyone else that makes any sense!

8:49 PM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

If Wayne H and the powers to be gave two shits about what the fans thought, he would have canned Wannstedt two years earlier. While we are at it we might as well write a letter to Bush an bitch about the Iraq situation. I think that Saban has to be held accountable for a lot of the brain farts that this team has had this year. I just think its too early to pull the plug on him. I'm still hopeful he can right the ship. Another change at the helm would just prolong our rebuilding in my opinion. I stress this is just my opinion, you are entitled to yours. Anony, I suggest proofreading your letter before you send it.

I also love how everyone is quick to mix it up with me, but you let this moronic Bills' fan slide. First of all you really are a loser if you spend your time browsing Dolphins' blogs. Second, if you think beating a team that is below-500 means you are no longer doomed, I feel bad for you. You are in just as bad shape as we are. The way your team has played the last few weeks is about as good as it will get. And that won't be enough to beat quality teams consistantly. Do you think Levy and Jauron can bring a Super Bowl to Buffalo? Do you really feel comfortable with the keys to the franchise in Losman's hands? I'm sure you do, most Bills' fans follow religiously what the papers and WGR will feed you. You think we are bad for hiring Mularkey as an o-coordinator? Wilson and Co. hired him to be the head coach. And I am confident he will be ousted at the end of the year. Not to take anything away from the Bills' two wins. They outplayed the Phins throroughly in both games, and deserved to win. It's fans like you that make it so easy to hate the Bills. Come back here when the Bills make the playoffs, and then maybe you won't be doomed. I'll talk to you then. And whats with not selling out? Ralph was already whining about not making much profit. I bet the franchise will be moved before it wins a Super Bowl. Toronto seems like a natural fit, aye! Talk to ya again when the Bills win a Super Bowl or in hell...whichever comes first. Until then, I am going to re-watch Super Bowl 25. It always brings a smile to my face, because I know at that very second, you and a hundred thousand other Bills' fans were crying your eyes out after that kick sailed wide right. The Dolphins haven't been there in quite some time, but at least they held the Lombardi trophy over their heads. Look at the silver lining, at least the Sabres have a good shot at a title!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finndolfan...who hired the dumb fuck? huzienga was the one to okay saban, the general manager who are to blame, as well as him because he hired them. if anyone is the imbecile it is you. you cried to everyone here about saban needing tiome, now he is shit to you? if you had brains you would have listened to those who said saban was nothing but a fuck up.

fucken baby... again you go into a rampage without looking at the whole picture. huzienga hires and fires general manager and the head coaches, so why would you think he is not at fault?

you think huzienga and the rest of upper management cares about what is written in this blog, then your even fuckin dumber than i thought. that is why it must be sent to his headquarters, through the media, and other venues like posters, and rallies outside the stadium to get his fucken attention.

that was how cleveland got the NFL's attention to get the new stadium and a new team. if you care so fuckin much why is it so hard for you to go an extra step, other than whine on this blog starting shit with people because you do not know a fuckin thing about football unless someone tells you. you cannot even think or figure it out for yourself, so you run to armando whoo is having problems figuring things out himself. maybe he'll get LUCKY and come up with something, after all he believes in it so badly.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that any of you care...

But your best guess on Saban going to Coach Alabama next year is?

3:47 PM  

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