#Hireland: Ross to Ireland “Your Job is Safe”

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Armando Salguero from the Miami Herald is reporting that Jeffrey Ross has met with Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland and told him his current position is secure.

Story Here

I thought it was the fans who overreacted and lived in the moment. For Dolphin’s brass to assure anyone’s employment during this tumultuous season is a joke.

Ol Boss Ross is shunning the red-headed stepchild one week and praising the, bald-headed one? Whatever, Ross was all on Philbin’s nuts two weeks ago… now he’s leading the Ireland bandwagon after a victory that was one pinky toe away from never happening.

How ’bout we wait a little bit? Three weeks left in the season, see how it all plays out. View the season as a whole, a complete body of work, then you can make your decision. And not just one season, take a look at Ireland’s past seasons. There’s three games left and there’s no point in firing a GM this late into the season. I’ve heard arguments for both sides.

#FIRELAND #HIRELAND

At the end of the season, you decide Ross.

Let’s Play: You’re Fired!

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Joe Philbin.

What does he bring to the table as a Head Coach? When he was the Packers Offensive Coordinator, it wasn’t his offense that Aaron Rogers used, he didn’t even call the plays! Mike McCarthy was the play caller. Some believed that Philbin was instrumental in the development of Matt Flynn (who was thought to be a good QB at the time) and Aaron Rodgers. Maybe he can do the same when we draft a young Quarterback, maybe he can turn Tannehill into Aaron Rogers 2.0…

Then we find out that Philbin had nothing to do with Rogers’ development. It was the Quarterbacks Coach at Green Bay that developed Aaron Rogers and Matt Flynn. It feels like we were duped, all of us, including you Mr. Ross.

Philbin is not an offensive guru, he doesn’t play call, and he also doesn’t develop talent. His strength, according to Stephen Ross, is his attention to detail.

wait…

ATTENTION TO DETAIL? Philbin? The guy that had no idea his starting Left Tackle was being bullied to the point that the player ran away from the team? The same coach who’s offense tells the opposing team if the play that’s about to be run is either a pass or run play depending on weather Tannehill says GO or GO-GO.

Surely this cannot be his best quality, this is proven by his own admission of not knowing what’s going on in his locker room. The truth is Philbin adds nothing as a Head Coach. He’s not an offensive genius like Sean Payton and Chip Kelley. He’s not a players coach like Rex or Dungy. He’s not even a “young-project” coach like Jason Garrett. Philbin adds nothing to the table. It may be time for Stephen Ross to look for a Head Coach with some experience and doesn’t have to learn on the job.

Disconnect in Dolphins Front Office?

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Michael Egnew.

Remember crushing him? I’ve never seen a 3rd round pick get less playing time in his first year.  The coaching staff developed his blocking ability to where he is now. Instead of playing Egnew and using his strengths on the field, this coaching staff prefers to force the players to play a game that is not natural to them. Then and only then will these young players earn playing time.

The problem stems further from ol’ Egnew. Will we get to see Jamar Taylor or Will Davis? When we drafted Smith and Vontae, we threw those guys into the fire right away. You have to wonder what key, what facet to their game are these young corners missing in order to jump Nolan Carroll on the depth chart. Carroll is the most frustrating player on the defense. Its bad, like… Mario Chalmers frustration level.

Dallas Thomas where are you? Sam Brenner where have you been? At what point will these coaches stop trying to win their jobs and start preparing this team for the future? This team is not ready for the playoffs. I wouldn’t even want to put Tanny through that… this O-line would fold up faster than a cheap beach chair.

#FREEDIONJORDAN

Can we please get this guy some playing time? I saw him cover Gronk! GRONK I TELL YOU! (ok he was just coming back from injury but whatever)  Put him in at Defensive end, drop him into coverage, have him set the edge… the possibilities are endless! Just please get him out there so he can learn, he can get a feel for his position, a feel for the speed of the game.

There seems to be a disconnect between the person choosing the players and the coaches. Think about it like this…

Jeff Ireland goes to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for this team. Philbin is the cook, and he wants to make a specific dish. If these guys are not on the same page… the result would be a dish who’s putrid stench could only be matched by the Dolphins’ play this season.

Miami Dolphins vs San Diego Chargers Box Score 11/17/2013

San Diego Chargers v Miami Dolphins

Click the Image above for Dolphins vs Chargers Highlights

Coverage: CBS

4:05 PM ET, November 17, 2013

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SD 7 3 3 3 16
MIA 3 7 7 3 20

Top Performers

Passing: P. Rivers (SD) – 298 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Mathews (SD) – 19 CAR, 127 YDS

Receiving: C. Clay (MIA) – 6 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER SD MIA
FG 09:13 Caleb Sturgis 22 Yd 0 3
TD 00:18 Antonio Gates 5 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nick Novak Kick) 7 3
SECOND QUARTER SD MIA
TD 09:43 Daniel Thomas 1 Yd Run (Caleb Sturgis Kick) 7 10
FG 00:54 Nick Novak 27 Yd 10 10
THIRD QUARTER SD MIA
TD 07:43 Charles Clay 39 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Caleb Sturgis Kick) 10 17
FG 04:00 Nick Novak 50 Yd 13 17
FOURTH QUARTER SD MIA
FG 14:52 Nick Novak 29 Yd 16 17
FG 08:34 Caleb Sturgis 37 Yd 16 20

Team Stat Comparison

SD
MIA
1st Downs 22 21
Passing 1st downs
14 15
Rushing 1st downs
7 5
1st downs from Penalties
1 1
3rd down efficiency
4-11 2-10
4th down efficiency
0-0 0-0
Total Plays 63 58
Total Yards 435 343
Yards per play 6.9 5.9
Total Drives 10 10
Passing 281 239
Comp – Att
22-34 22-35
Yards per pass
8.3 6.8
Interceptions thrown
1 1
Sacks – Yards Lost
3-17 4-29
Rushing 154 104
Rushing Attempts
26 19
Yards per rush
5.9 5.5
Red Zone (Made-Att) 1-3 1-3
Penalties 10-76 3-15
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
1 1
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 31:24 28:36

San Diego Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
P. Rivers 22/34 298 8.8 1 1 3-17 47.6 90.1
Team 22/34 281 8.3 1 1 3-17

Miami Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
R. Tannehill 22/35 268 7.7 1 1 4-29 39.1 84.0
Team 22/35 239 6.8 1 1 4-29

San Diego Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
R. Mathews 19 127 6.7 0 51
D. Woodhead 5 21 4.2 0 7
P. Rivers 2 6 3.0 0 5
Team 26 154 5.9 0 51

Miami Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
D. Thomas 10 57 5.7 1 11
R. Tannehill 4 21 5.3 0 10
L. Miller 4 17 4.3 0 8
M. Thigpen 1 9 9.0 0 9
Team 19 104 5.5 1 11

San Diego Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
L. Green 4 81 20.3 0 35 5
A. Gates 4 52 13.0 1 27 6
K. Allen 3 45 15.0 0 17 6
S. Ajirotutu 2 38 19.0 0 20 2
E. Royal 2 20 10.0 0 16 3
V. Brown 2 17 8.5 0 12 6
R. Mathews 2 16 8.0 0 11 2
D. Woodhead 2 16 8.0 0 11 2
J. Phillips 1 13 13.0 0 13 1
Team 22 298 13.5 1 35 33

Miami Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
C. Clay 6 90 15.0 1 39 7
B. Hartline 5 65 13.0 0 16 13
R. Matthews 4 52 13.0 0 29 6
M. Wallace 4 39 9.8 0 17 6
L. Miller 2 20 10.0 0 22 2
D. Thomas 1 2 2.0 0 2 1
Team 22 268 12.2 1 39 35

San Diego Interceptions

INT YDS TD
J. Patrick 1 0 0
Team 1 0 0

Miami Interceptions

INT YDS TD
B. Grimes 1 8 0
Team 1 8 0

San Diego Defensive

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
E. Weddle 7 7 1 1 1 1 0
S. Wright 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
M. Te’o 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
D. Butler 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
J. Patrick 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
C. Liuget 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
R. Marshall 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
R. Walker 2 2 1 2 0 0 0
S. Lissemore 2 2 1 1 0 1 0
T. Keiser 2 2 1 1 0 1 0
D. Cox 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
L. Guy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Phillips 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Williams 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Woodhead 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Ajirotutu 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Reyes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team 47 43 4 7 5 3 0

Miami Defensive

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
O. Vernon 6 5 1 1 0 2 0
P. Wheeler 6 5 0 0 1 0 0
R. Jones 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
B. Grimes 5 4 0 0 2 0 0
C. Wake 4 4 1 2 0 1 0
N. Carroll 4 4 0 0 1 0 0
D. Ellerbe 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Wilson 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Clemons 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
K. Misi 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
P. Soliai 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
J. Odrick 2 2 1 1 1 2 0
J. Freeny 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Fields 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jordan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Shelby 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Thomas 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Hartline 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Patterson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jenkins 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Team 58 52 3 4 6 6 0

San Diego Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG LG TD
D. Woodhead 2 43 21.5 22 0
Team 2 43 21.5 22 0

Miami Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG LG TD
M. Thigpen 2 48 24.0 25 0
Team 2 48 24.0 25 0

San Diego Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG LG TD
K. Allen 2 34 17.0 21 0
E. Royal 1 12 12.0 12 0
Team 3 46 15.3 21 0

Miami Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG LG TD
Team 0 0 0.0 0 0

San Diego Kicking

FG PCT LONG XP PTS
N. Novak 3/3 100.0 50 1/1 10
Team 3/3 100.0 50 1/1 10

Miami Kicking

FG PCT LONG XP PTS
C. Sturgis 2/2 100.0 37 2/2 8
Team 2/2 100.0 37 2/2 8

San Diego Punting

TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
M. Scifres 4 174 43.5 1 2 49
Team 4 174 43.5 1 2 49

Miami Punting

TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
B. Fields 4 209 52.3 0 2 61
Team 4 209 52.3 0 2 61
Attendance: 60,256

Jonathan Martin Having Fun At Football Game

Jonathan Martin slithered out of the hole he’s been hiding in this weekend. He was spotted on the sidelines during Saturday’s Stanford vs USC game.