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August 28, 2014

PS4: Dolphins 14, St. Louis 13 (Final): Scrubs rally for 3-1 preseason, postgame thoughts ; plus if Philbin had a porn 'stache, '15 draft & more

1aa1abowtie1) It is THURSDAY, AUGUST 28. Today is National Bow Tie Day. "Things I would not be caught dead wearing." 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins Miller vs. Moreno poll, Upset Bird Countdown, dueling books, SNL verdict, J-Lo's booty & more. 3) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote. Also Facebook, Instagram and Vine.

NFL gets tough on domestic violence: NFL is implementing a new policy against domestic violence that entails a six-game suspension for first offense and possible lifteime ban for a second. It's in response to criticism that Ray Rice's two-game suspension was lenient. '"I didn't get it right," commissioner Roger Goodell admitted.

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UPSET BIRD COUNTDOWN: 8 DAYS:
 The Upset Bird and I launch our 24th season of NFL Friday
1aa1abird8Page predictions in the Miami Herald in 8 days, on Sept. 5. To celebrate we have a daily countdown honoring notable fictional birds of different species. Today (following Owlsley the FAU Owl), we welcome P. Martin "Shoe" Shoemaker, the curmudgeonly, cigar-chomping newspaper editor from the comic strip, Shoe. BTW, the "P. Martin" in the name derives from Shoe's aviary species. He's a purple martin.

 

Invasion of the Football Sections!: Herald's annual preview sections are now online and hit the paper Friday. My contributions:

Dolphins column. Angel, devil duel for the soul of Dolfans.

NFL Ranking. I rate teams 1-32, slot Miami as playoff-bound.

Hurricanes column. Search continues for Next Great Quarterback.

PS4: ST. LOUIS @ DOLPHINS: FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL: Miami ends preseason 3-1 with a comeback win on a scrubs-filled night. Quick thoughts: I think Daniel Thomas (13-38, 1 TD) may have done just enough to secure the third RB spot. Thought defense played OK, considering only STL touchdown was set up by an interception. Hope Seth Lobato makes squad as third QB (I doubt it), just so I can keep referring to his successful drives as Lobatomies. ..... Original post: [Note: In honor of tonight's opponent we present what Dolphins coach Joe Philbin might look like if he had a '70s porn mustache like Rams coach
Jeff Fisher]
Ask me what in all of sports is both meaningless and crucial at the same time and I'd 1aa1azjoepanswer, "An NFL team's final preseason game." For the





Dolphins that's tonight at home vs. St. Louis. It's meaningless in that starters will play very, very little if at all and who wins will be no barometer of anything. Going into the regular season healthy is the aim; the result isn't. But tonight is crucial for players on the bottom third of the roster -- the guys fighting for their professional lives. Miami must trim from a current 75 players to 53 by late Saturday afternoon. A few key decisions arising from tonight: 1. Wide receivers--Last year Miami mostly played with four but this year could keep a fifth or even sixth after big-four Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson and Jarvis Landry. Will Rishard Matthews or anyone else nail down a spot? 2. Running backs--It's a juddle after big-two Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller. Can former second-round pick Daniel Thomas, in his preseason debut, scramble to make the squad? Will there be room for Damien Williams or the exquisitely named Orleans Darkwa? 3. Mike Pouncey--Club must decide whether to place him on PUP list, making him ineligible for first six games, or spend an active roster spot on him and hope he's ready sooner. Final note: Miami is 2-1 in the preseason and a win for 3-1 would look pretty good, right? But would it matter? For fun, I researched the years the Dolphins have lost no more than one preseason game and how that correlated to the regular season. Conclusion: Small sample, but some correlation, yes. The 15 preseasons with zero or one loss have been followed by a playoff spot eight times. And only three of those 15 times has a sub-.500 record followed.

Dolfan Satisfaction Meter: Our postgame polls are back for another season starting when the games count. Look for first DSM poll Sept. 7.

Rams' Showergate: Rams were in the news this week because starting QB Sam Bradford was lost for the season to an injury and also because ESPN apologized for airing a report that discussed the showering habits of openly gay Michael Sam. Reporter Josina Anderson quoted an unnamed player saying Sam was "respecting our space, kind of waiting to take a shower." Fisher blasted the report as "extremely disappointing" and "very, very unprofessional."

Poll result: Dolfans want Moreno over Miller, by a lot: We asked if you hope Lamar Miller or Knowshon Moreno will be named the Dolphins' starting running back (you may still vote) and get the most carries. Few of our blog poll results surprise me, but this one sort of did. Moreno won in a rout with 73.0 percent. I thought it would be close or that Miller, the incumbent and an ex-Cane, might even win.

1aa1afsuEXPERTS SEE A FLORIDA STATE REPEAT TITLE: ESPN surveyed its 23 college football writers on which four teams will make the inaugural playoffs this season and the top four vote-getters were defending champ Florida State (22), Alabama (17), Michigan State (15) and Oregon/UCLA (tied with 9). Picks for top two to reach the title game were FSU (16) and Alabama (12). Top pick to win it all: Seminoles (12).

Way-early 2015 draft projections: Mel Kiper favors us with his Top 25 guys likely to be in the draft
1aa1adenzelpand he has FSU QB Jameis Winston No. 1. Other state players are Florida DE Dante Fowler (13th) and FSU DE Mario Edwards (18th). Rival Todd McShay one-ups Mel with a Top 32 and includes Winston (4th), Fowler (8th), Edwards (20th), Miami LB Denzel Perryman (pictured, 25th) and FSU WR Rashad Greene (32nd).

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Nice augmentation, Greg. With that stache, even FZB might like him better.

"BIG" CRAZY!!!!

the "big four receivers", the "big two runners"!!! doesn't our fearless leader understand that on other teams these would be "little four passcatchers" and "little two receivers"? leave "big two" for the likes of ruth/gehrig or koufax/drysdale.

Big Crazy is the Rams going into a season with Shaun Hill as their starting QB.

Maybe they are sucking for Jameis.

Nice stash on Joey...it makes him look less clueless.

BB - Fisher is not the kind of coach that would accept "sucking" a year to get anybody...
Besides they were expecting Bradford back....

He not might accept it but they will still suck. Yeah Bradford sucks too.

Shad - absolutely agree with you that our "studs" would be 2nd stringers or avg players (which they are) on other good teams...

You aren't really predicting a losing season are you? Miami is loaded at WR and C. Wake and Grimes are studs on any team. Not a team in the league that wouldn't start Mike Wallace or Brian Hartline maybe throw Gibson in there as well. Then again you whiffed on predicting that the Oregon offense would be NFL ready so...

Who's talking about vacation?

The reference was for playing multiple rounds in a short time. Mr. Obama has played 14 rounds of golf during August. And yes, I pulled an Obama. Don't go inventing crap to suite your argument. In fact, why are you even arguing the point. You think I care what Bush did or didn't do. Pleazze.

Posted by: OC Dolphin | August 28, 2014 at 08:51 AM

hey, i thought you were parroting that garbage argument regarding vacation time. my apologies!

as for WTF?, i know you miss your boyfriend tom; it must be tough finding another co3k to suck.. good luck with that..

No worries...

OC Dolphin do you play golf when there is a crisis in your office? If not, then I beg to differ with you about "doing an obama".

david why are you so angry?

The Shack is back!

Radio Shack Corporation hit a low of $.55 a share at the end of July and is now trading at $1.45. Ca$hing!

Just remember, trading stocks is risky.

He he.

All right children..simmer down.

OC, normally I fire them off and forget them but these were too good to just let them sit in Cote's last thread. I just couldn't bear the thought that you would miss these and deny yourself the enjoyment of reading my missives;

OC, I could kick your ass on any golf course in any location with just a driver, 8 iron, and a putter in my bag with Vice carrying my clubs and providing me with adult libations, sparky, and "bururu burura," on every single one of the 18 holes.......

He he.

"Wassup, OC!"


Here's a picture of OC Dolphin in Texas that he just sent me in the mail.

Are those alligator or ostrich boots, OC?

http://images.politico.com/global/2012/03/111110_cartoon2_600_605.jpg

Enjoy, OC!

Yeah Woodcock that is the Shack rallying before the creditors start calling them. Sell now.

OC, the protrudence above my waste is not a beet belly it's the last two feet of my johnson rolled up into a tight circle above my belt.

Woods, you did notice that the jersey I bought you came from Dicks, didn't you? I know you enjoy everything about Dicks.

Jr., in life it's all about timing. I've charted these boys for a year and now's the time to make money. Even dead cat bounces make money the trick is to bet the cat on the way up not down........

Don't worry I'm selling before the close today and spending the next couple of days counting my money.

Jr., it's up 36% today.

Up, up and away.................

OC, if you were smart and had some money I would suggest to you that you buy into my start up the Dicktron Corporation. But you're as broke as a broke dick dog so best to spend your duckets at the range....

He he.

The dolphins better play there starters tonight. The hell with injury! The first team offense only scored 3 points, They need all the work they can get.

Did I say 36%, Jr? My wrong, now it's up 38%. Yea, Jr., while you're sitting there telling me that I'm a jack ass Radio Shack is going up like my pecker at the seventh grade Christmas dance at Kinloch Park jr. High School when I was dancing with Mirita to the melodious sounds of Sleep Walk on the dance floor.......

I was just telling you to sell is all. My opinion is that they are likely a doomed franchise.

You mean like the Miami Dolphins?

No I see good things in their future.

40.3% and rising, BB.

For the Shack or for the Fins?

Shack sell.
Fins buy.

Now up to 41.28%

"Not yet, not yet, not yet."

"Now?"

"Now. Sell Radio Shack at $1.60!"

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"

OC Dolphin do you play golf when there is a crisis in your office? If not, then I beg to differ with you about "doing an obama".

david why are you so angry?

Posted by: #WTF? | August 28, 2014 at 01:01 PM

i'm not.
i just think you are an idiot, that's all.
"crisis"? yeah.. you need help..

Just sold a ton, BB.

"Ca$hing!"

Hey Dap, when are you, Shad, and I getting together?

David, if the two of you do manage to meet, make sure that you do not wear tight fitting jeans, or you'll run the risk that Woodcock will not be able to keep his eyes off your south-of-the-border.

OC, I expect Dap to show with a couple of broads. He's a rock and roll drummer for chris sake.

Hey Dap, tell OC to fock off.

it's up to you guys..
like i said, we do that jam session every tuesday night. if i am not bringing equipment i usually get there after 11, but i can always show up earlier if that's too late for you..
as for the broads, i'm in semi retirement on that front, as i've had a girlfriend the last year or so..

"I usually get there after 11, but I can always show up earlier if that's too late for you."

LOL

Bro, I sleep maybe 4 to 5 hours a night.

Where is this place? My loss of memory has nothing to do with age and everything to do with too much partying.

Canters, nalga. In Fairfax.

The Kibitz Room. As in the kibitz I've been giving you all morning.

MAN i love this dude.. 305 for high school, college and now the NFL. one of the few bright spots on the team

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/28/4310829/olivier-vernon-living-his-dream.html

Canter's Deli? WTF, since when do they play anything but Hava Nagila over the speakers playing the elevator music to a throng of octogenarian Hebs, waiting in line for the 5 PM blue plate special at Canter's?

Dap, isn't he the only 305 guy to that for the Dolphins? I maybe wrong but the Fish have never had many Canes on their roster.

BB, the Shack down to $1.38! He he.

"Know when to hold them know when to fold them....."

Holy chit...I forgot the Dolphins play tonight, Looking forward to watching Seth Lobato, no kidding.

ESPN giving the Dolphins 2.2% credit. At least that's the number I get after calculating their selection of just four players (Wake at #24, Grimes #60, Pouncey #68, and Starks #96) into their Top 100 NFL Players list, Offense and Defense.

They have yet to disclose the top ten group, but outside of Albert, I can't imagine anyone else making it into the list.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11258272/2014-nfl-player-rankings-offense-20-11

Make that five. I just spotted Albert at #95 wearing last year's uniform. Five guys out of two hundred, and just one in the top fifty.

Dolphins = Rodney Dangerfield

Can't wait to watch Philbin coach HA HA HA

Wait wait OC, Rodney was SUCCESSFUL at what he did...

The Dolphins are playing tonite. Oh the pain, the pain...

En cuba las vacas no producen leche....


Why we miss Rodney Dangerfield - He said...

With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, "How can I get my kite in the air?"
He told me to run off a cliff.

I went to a massage parlor. It was self-service.

My wife only has sex with me for a purpose. This morning she used me to time an egg.

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass!

Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee.
The only trouble was, she was coming home.

A girl phoned me and said, 'Come on over. There's nobody home.'
I went over. Nobody was home!

A hooker once told me she had a headache.

If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all.

I was making love to this girl and she started crying. I said, 'Are you going to hate yourself in the morning?' She said, 'No, I hate myself now.'

I knew a girl so ugly... they use her in prisons to cure sex offenders.

My wife is such a bad cook, if we leave dental floss in the kitchen the roaches hang themselves.

I'm so ugly I stuck my head out the window and got arrested for mooning.

The other day I came home and a guy came jogging around the corner, naked.
I asked him, 'Why?' He said, 'Because you came home early.'

My wife's such a bad cook, the dog begs for Alka-Seltzer.

I know I'm not sexy. When I put my underwear on I can hear the Fruit-of-the-Loom guys giggling.

My wife is such a bad cook, in my house we pray after the meal.

My wife likes to talk to me during sex; last night she called me from a hotel.

My family was so poor that if I hadn't been born a boy, I wouldn't have had anything to play with.

It's been a rough day. I got up this morning and put a shirt on and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase, and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom.

I was such an ugly kid! When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and radio.

I was such an ugly baby that my mother never breast fed me.
She told me that she only liked me as a friend.

I'm so ugly my father carried around a picture of the kid that came with his wallet.

When I was born, the doctor came into the waiting room and said to my father, "I'm sorry. We did everything we could, but he pulled through anyway."

I'm so ugly my mother had morning sickness AFTER I was born.

I remember the time that I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father.
He said he wanted more proof.

Once when I was lost, I saw a policeman, and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him, "Do you think we'll ever find them?"
He said, "I don't know kid. There are so many places they can hide."

My wife made me join a bridge club. I’m to jump off next Tuesday.

I'm so ugly, I once worked in a pet shop, and people kept asking how big I'd get.

I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and I look in the mirror I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me?" He said: "Nothing, your eyesight is perfect."

I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills.
My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.

Some dog I got. We call him Egypt because in every room he leaves a pyramid. His favorite bone is in my arm. Last night he went on the paper four times - three of those times I was reading it.

One year they wanted to make me a poster boy -- for birth control.

My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair.


THAT'S WHY WE MISS RODNEY DANGERFIELD!!!


Cock - you forgot Al Czervik & the caddyshack classics:

Hey lady you must have been something before electricity - wanna make $14 the hard way...

Hey Smells!! my dingy is bigger than your whole boat..

This is the worst hat I ever saw - What, do you get a free bowl of soup when you by this hat - It looks good on you though!!

Best movie he ever did....

5 bucks say Matt (Pick 6)Moore throws a pick six.......

Make it 10 bucks.........

Mr Woodcock those were hilarious. The cats burying Rodney in sandbox made me spit gatorade at the screen...

Mr. Woodcock,

telling jokes is a difficult talent- for my shekels it is a toss-up between rodney and redd foxx, whose "adult" stuff on the ancient "dooto" "laff of the party albums could make you cry they were so funny!! "parachute school" is one of the absolutely ingenious jokes ever- even if you can foretell the punchline, the telling of the tale is unsurpassed.

you must be like a hog in slop with A) radio shack having tripled, and B) USC in trouble again. how long until they book joshua shaw?

JAKE LONG SIGHTING!!!!

gee, dolphin games have been dull without #77 in the line-up. saw him tonight letting his man blow by him on the way to administering a torn ACL to sam bradford. the biggest joke in the NFL and the dolphins drafted a guy who can't ruin or pass block as the first choice. the last few seasons woulda been a lot different with matt ryan at QB.

Jake (Turnstile) Long..........

Texas A and M is just spanking South Carolina ( SEC network ) in case anyone is interested.

The Dolphins look disorganized and yup clueless ...I blame Joey.

You gotta love that. Spurrier is one of my least favorite Gayturds.

I'll be up at the crack of dawn keeping an eye on the Shack again tomorrow, Shad. Might be another buying opportunity. Never, ever, miss a chance to turn a buck, boys.

Biggest ripoff known to man?

Season ticket holders being charged full price for Preseason NFL football

Yah know maybe if Steven Ross became more involved in the day to day operations, hirings n' firings, draft picks etc etc we'd get this here Albatross off the ground, you know get er done...

#WTF, I'd rather pay full price for Dolphin preseason than regular season games. At least they don't count...

A most excellent point dukiemeister

woody.. lamar miller went to killian, and of course UM.

Miami Dolphins’ picks from 2013 draft continue to disappoint

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/28/4315485/armando-salguero-miami-dolphins.html

Looks like Jeff Fisher has his work cut out for him at quarterback with Bradford out for yet another year. Fisher was not the HC of the Rams when Bradford was drafted #1 overall out of Oklahoma and Bradford was among the very last players to receive a huge contract before the new CBA changed rookie contracts to much less than what they were several years ago,ala Jake Long! So Fisher has been stuck with Bradford so far. Bet he is kicking himself for not taking the Miami offer?

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