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  1. 2 hours ago, GunnerBill said:

     

    I confess I have more sympathy with him. When he signed that contract Miami were mid tear down, had just hired a new Head Coach and most people expected them to be really bad in 2019. Indeed they were through 4 weeks they were on pace to be the worst team of all time - losing their first 4 games by an average of 34 points. At that point a contract that basically only really tied the two together for 3 years probably made a lot of sense to Howard. Two years later and they have made significant strides and your star player comes back to you and says "look I am bought in, I want to be here and I am not really asking for more money I am just asking for some of what I am due in years 4, 5 and 6 to be guaranteed" I think the Dolphins should have met him halfway on that and it seems from his side at least as though is team made a number of suggestions as to how that might be workable and Miami said no every time. Of course Miami might have a different take on how this went down but to me it has always likely been about guaranteeing some of what he is owed. That is what the Bills did with Diggs this year. It is what you do with star players still performing at a high level. My take is Miami has not played this particularly well. 

    Well said. This is why I don’t think Miami is a threat. Flores doesn’t respect his players all that much. Yanking guys in and out of the lineup. Cutting guys left and right and giving no explanation (Van Noy) specifically 

     

    Tua better be good Or Flores is going to try to having trouble keeping that team together with Jacoby Brisset as his relief pitcher 

  2. My most random one by far is at a bar in Fargo ND. I was the only person in there besides the bartender and in walks a guy with his girlfriend and he has a Bills hat. I said "hey man, go Bills!" Turns out he was from Victor (outside of Rochester) graduated the same year as me and grew up about 20 mins from where I did. His GF was from Fargo

     

    Small world

  3. 5 hours ago, P Riv said:

     

    Hoodie's teams usually rely on defense, special teams and competent QB play.  Yeah I watched the last 10 years and apparently fans think there's a template that you need super star triplets (QB, WR, RB) to win.  

    I posted QB's as far back as Simms because thats his influence, past and how Belichick operates.  Those QBs didn't have awesome seasons in those years, they simply did what he asked (or what his mentor Parcells asked).  

    Their defense and special teams are stacked this year.  Their O-line is top 5, and they have talent and depth at TE.  They have solid possession WRs now too.  All that's missing is competent QB play, which may or may not happen and that's the biggest variable remaining.  All I'm saying is last year wasn't some sort of trend, it was one season with all sorts of reasons to explain why it went the way it did.  I'm not sleeping on them or underestimating what they have over there... I swear, any sort of reality check is like treason around here, its crazy.

    Yes, this is what caused a 17 year playoff drought in Buffalo and Cleveland. The Bills led the league in rushing once and had 54 sacks another year and missed the playoffs both times. 

     

    QB is the most important position and pulling Phil Simms stats to prove your point shows you don't have a logical point. Comparing how football was played in 1990 to 2021 is like comparing 1990 to 1959. Same 31 year gap

     

     

  4. 12 hours ago, Success said:

    The Patriots offseason reminded me of us during the drought.

     

    Going kind of nuts in FA - getting all the headlines the 1st few days.  Apparently getting some really good players and filling holes.

     

    But all for naught, because they DON'T HAVE A QB.

     

    Getting the QB leftovers in the draft and FA and hoping they don't suck 

  5. 3 minutes ago, P Riv said:

    They don't have Brady, they definitely don't have anyone like Allen.  What I've been saying is that they don't need that.  Here's a look at QB play in Hoodie's past, all SB seasons except 93 which was still playoffs and at least one win:

    Gms       att          cpl          cpl%       yds         ypc         TD           INT         rtg

    16           259         468         55.3        3,487     7.5          21           22           74.6  Simms 86

    14           184         311         59.2        2,284     7.3          15           4              92.7  Simms 90

    14           207         376         55.05     2575       6.9          16           18           70.7  Testaverde 94

    16           314         522         60.15     3706       7.1          28           15           87.7  Bledsoe 96

    14           264         413                         2843       6.9          18           12           86.5  Brady 01

    16           317         527                         3620       6.9          23           12           85.9  Brady 03

     

    Hoodie needs "good" QB play, not MVP or great.  Them's the facts.  They're going to contest the division... We'll win, but I'm not taking them lightly.

    You are pulling numbers from 1990 and 2003 to say that they can win like that today? Have you watched any football in the last 10 years? 

     

    Those are Tyrod Taylor numbers. You get to 500 with that at best. We watched it here for 17 years cmon man

     

     

     

     

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Logic said:


    Wow. Totally forgot about that until you just mentioned it.

     

    Meachem, Johnson…total footnotes in NFL history, neither ever producing more than 750 yards in a season, and Bills fans were hoping against hope that we could somehow lure them here.

     

    Really makes you have new appreciation for our current WR corps, and for this new era of Bills football in general.

    Right? Even signing Boldin when he was 38 was seen as this huge win and in reality, even hed played he would have gotten like 500 yards and 2 Tds

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  7. 58 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

    One game can define a quarterback,  it did for Tua

     

     

    A QB can define himself in one game like a super bowl or a national championship or the last game of the year to get into the playoffs which Tua failed.

     

    And he is injury prone and this is just in college;

     

    https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2020/4/23/21223883/tua-tagovailoa-injuries-timeline-nfl-draft-2020-alabama-miami-dolphins

    His Wrs that game

     

    Robert Foster

    Calvin Ridley

    Jerry Jeudy

    Henry Ruggs

    Davonte Smith

     

    4 1st rounders. Holy smokes

  8. 14 hours ago, DolFAN93 said:

     

    Miami started three rookies on their OL which ranked bottom 5 in the NFL, Parker is always hampered with an injury, their 3rd receiver opted out of the season, and their 2nd receiver was placed on IR in Tua's second start. Tua had to play with practice squad receivers down the stretch. He perhaps had a better supporting cast but it wasn't by as much as many think.

     

    14 hours ago, DolFAN93 said:

    So one game defines a player? Besides injuring his finger, I didn't see any signs of Tua being injury prone like you believe. His arm is adequate enough whether you want to believe it or not. Every QB doesn't have a howlitzer like Allen.

     

    What does team performance have to do with his success or lack thereof? Did he put Miami in worse situations while the defense and special teams scored every TD Miami scored last year? 

     

    You know what they say about opinions...

     

     

    14 hours ago, DolFAN93 said:

    You must have not paid attention to his performance. All of his receivers at Bama were schemed wide open, his blocking was perfect, had a RB to take the load off, etc. He rarely had to perform off-script, throw into tight windows, backshoulders, etc in college. How does a rookie come into the NFL not raw? LOL. Andrew Luck was the most pro-ready QB that I've personally witnessed and even he struggled in his rookie season.

     

     

    Watch out everyone, here come the excuses

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  9. 2 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

    Tua sucks.

     

    I saw him in a must win game versus the Bills where he choked and threw three interceptions in a 30 point blowout.

     

    You are right, he doesnt have a cannon arm nor can he stiff-arm LBs,  Tua is small for an NFL QB and will be injury prone.  You cant coach size and he will never have it. At best he has a very low ceiling as an NFL QB due to his physical limitations.

     

    Most of his wins last year were due to incredible defense and special teams play, he went along for the ride.

    He had two games under 100 yards passing! Miami has good WRs and TE too. 

     

    Tua could be good, but if I was a dolphins fan, I'd be very worried. 

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  10. 4 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

    I’m trying to think of a compelling storyline with this team. Dak, I guess. 

    Cardinals would have a better draw.

     

    They would show Kliff kicking it with his players being cool and then trying to find Murry behind a group of children visiting.

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  11. On 6/30/2021 at 1:24 AM, Thurman#1 said:

     

     

    On the contrary.

     

    When you say "within a yard" you're missing the point. You could say they're all within a yard if some got 0.0001 yard and others got 0.9999 yards. Still a huge variance, though. Same with the figure here.

     

    Within a yard is a very significant difference when the percentage of difference is so large.

     

    If everyone was within a yard between, say 12 and 13 yards, yeah, it's insignificant. Now, that would be minisiscule variation, where the figures only vary around 8%.

     

    If on the other hand you're looking at a list (as you are here) where the variation is between 2.0 and 3.0 yards, that's a 50% variation in productivity in that area. That's very significant difference indeed.

     

     

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  12. 1 hour ago, Mr. WEO said:

     

    I don't see any similarity in the games of Jackson and Hill.  Hill is a gadget option QB.  No one is building an offense around that in 2021.  Even SP yanked him as soon as the rapidly declining Brees was ready to play last year.

     

    Teddy B went 5-0 in NO once.  He'll be bouncing around a few more NFL benches before he retires.

    This is true and probably not the best comparison. I was trying to think of  great athlete playing QB. If anyone could win with a guy like Hill, its SP

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