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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Waiting eagerly for the analytical bunch among my fellow Dolphins fans here to offer some thoughts on game planning with Brissett now under center (and Will Fuller apparently now in the mix). My recollection of Jacoby Brissett (largely based on fantasy numbers) is that he was a serviceable QB...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Will Fuller is officially ruled out this week. His absence indefinite. Unfortunate, but at least the Dolphins are built with some interchangeable parts at the position. And now Waddle will have plenty of opportunity to establish himself as the undisputed #2 WR (#1B?) on this squad.
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Are you able to shed light on why he's done that about-face? Seems irrational on its face. Not that he's off the Tua bandwagon, just the drastic swing in his opinion. Will Fuller didn't practice today due to personal reasons. Doesn't bode well for his involvement in Sunday's game plan, whether...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    I haven't ventured to the post-game Goat thread but I've got to imagine there is some discussion of penalties by the Patriots over there. Lots of new moving parts for Belichick to indoctrinate, so that will get cleaned up sooner than later, but that was as big a factor as any. That and a couple...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    I'm really trying to temper expectations for mental self-preservation purposes, but I'm still cautiously optimistic. How much will New England's running game dictate the flow and strategy of the game? Could be a real grind. A Bills loss would take a bit of the edge off. Edit: Bills game...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    So what I hear you guys saying is: the division is up for gra---err, never mind.;) I'm as bullish on this year's Dolphins as anyone, in part due to the regularly contributing experts in this thread, HOWEVER..... 1) This is shaping up to be a GOOD division. Even the Jets could be competitive...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Isn't an argument for Tua over Herbert simply argument for reserving judgment? Ample reasons have been given for why Tua "underperformed" last year. The Dolphins have also demonstrated that they have a plan, and that plan started with drafting Tua, knowing full well he was coming directly off...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Nicely said, @pdaj . I'm condensing that onto an index card that I'll keep in my pocket whenever all my non-Dolphin fan friends start ranting about how the Dolphins fucked up their QB situation again and how Tua "didn't impress," etc. Regarding the release of the schedule, I always feel...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    Mando is all over the map at times, too. I feel like he often talks out of both sides of his mouth. The thing with the Tua gamble is that, as most acknowledge, it was a reasonable gamble. I'm not sure how one can reasonably render judgement on it at this point. And as the Phins folks around...
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    Dolphins: Year Tua

    I was listening to the Adam Beasley/Barry Jackson (Miami Herald writers) podcast this morning and one of them closed out by saying something along the lines of "no more excuses for Tua next season." It sounded ludicrous in lieu of all the extenuating circumstances, not to mention what excuses...
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    NFL Announcer Tiers: All-time & Current

    Yeah, I think he's one of the best going right now. A bit surprised by some of the reactions to him. For those who are saying he's overly enthusiastic, do you also feel like this drops Madden down a few levels?
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    Spring Training 2021

    Seemed like last year's failure was due primarily to a total decimation of the pitching staff. "Total disinterest" is kind of harsh, and I'm not even sure how you'd measure that. Anyway, if there was a degree of increased disinterest, I'm OK chalking that up to 2020. I mean, granted we're...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Yeah, that's part of what I was getting at. I don't disagree, but on the other hand, Fitz is a unique character. He obviously loves the game and loves to compete, but he seems to genuinely enjoy being a mentor, and he certainly demonstrated elite "closer" skills. But the added pressure of...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    1979 for me (Zonk's & Griese's last gasp in a playoff loss to the Steelers is my earliest embedded memory), and I kind of agree with this. Sunday's loss at Buffalo was a gut punch, but only in a knock-the-wind-out-of-me sort of way. By the end of the day I was already feeling a sense of...
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    Dolphins: Aloha

    Fitz is out with Covid. No idea how much contact he and Tua have had, but there certainly seems like a reasonable possibility of exposure for Tua. The next 3 days will be fun waiting for this potential shoe to drop. It's insignificant in the big scheme, of course, but it seems about right that...