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About Phins4life

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  1. Phins4life

    Week 1

    From a roster talent standpoint, I agree. But imagine the over-the-top shock if a team that went sub-.500 last year and had no offense in the pre-season beat the most hyped offense in football. And if Mahomes actually has an average day...gasp. Panic mode engaged. It's more about the post-game media perception than the parity.
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Brightburn. Kind of torn. Entertaining enough, but didn't do nearly as much as it could have with such a cool premise.
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    Week 1

    Ravens/Dolphins will be closer than the over/under implies. Browns torch the Titans by at least 2 TDs. Jags pull off the biggest upset of the new season season by a hair. Patriots remind me why I hate loving a team in their division. Wish I knew how to quit those Fins.
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    TGP Pick 'Em Week 1

    Week 1: Packers @ Bears (TNF) Rams @ Panthers Titans @ Browns Chiefs @ Jags Oh, yes, I did. Ravens @ Dolphins Falcons @ Vikings Bills @ Jets Redskins @ Eagles Colts @ Chargers Bengals @ Seahawks Lions @ Cards Giants @ Cowboys 49ers @ Bucs Steelers @ Pats (SNF) Texans @ Saints (MNF Game 1) Broncos @ Raiders (MNF Game 2) Tiebreaker (total points for MNF Game 2): 33
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    Gun Control Poll

    For my "nuanced" responses: 4. Red flag laws ride a fine line between protecting the public from potentially dangerous people and stripping individuals of their inherent right to bear arms. I believe law enforcement and family members alike should have to follow a process that would involve arranging psychiatric evaluation to confirm someone really is a danger to themselves or others. If it is determined that they aren't, their right to own weapons should be instantly reinstated. Even this process isn't flawless, but as long as people are relatively safe from knee-jerk armchair diagnoses, I think the right intentions are there. 5. I'm a firm believer that people can be rehabilitated, and for those who can, they shouldn't have to continually pay for their past misdeeds without a chance to vindicate themselves. I think a good compromise is to establish a suspension period, and then a process or some kind of board evaluation that would give a member of society a chance to prove they are fit to own weapons. Again, there's a fine line between keeping people safe and stripping people of Constitutional rights. There needs to be a balance. 9. The driving force behind mass shootings in our nation is a combination of 2 things, in my opinion: - Easy access to high capacity weapons designed to take out multiple soft targets in a very short span of time (Dayton shooter is a perfect example of this lethal efficiency) - Unabashed hatred for the "other". Lack of tolerance and the racial and cultural divides are painfully obvious in the wake of many of these types of shootings. The Vegas shooter feels like an outlier...those situations where no motive is immediately obvious. To quote Michael Caine, maybe some people really do just want to watch the world burn. I'm by no means an expert on gun violence or the causes behind it, but my biggest issue has been the ease of access to semi-automatic assault-style weapons. For those who have never shot an AR-15 or M-4, let me make this point...I work a desk for a living, and yet I still manage to shoot expert every year on my qualification. That's how easy it is...and I don't think civilians should own them. They are offensive weapons designed specifically to inflict large amounts of casualties in a very short span of time. I will always support the ownership of handguns, shotguns, hunting rifles...provided there are measures in place to ensure responsible people are buying them. I like the idea of enforced waiting periods. If you have to wait for a mandated period of time before you can finalize a divorce, you should have to wait a mandated period of time before you buy something that can take a life. I also like the idea of having to have a license to own weapons, not unlike having to own one to drive a car. And just like a driver's license, I think there should be a requirement to have to renew one for gun ownership. It doesn't feel like that big of a commitment for those who have innocent intentions, and it would put me more at ease knowing those kinds of measures are being taken without completely stepping on our rights.
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    Super Bowl LIV Picks

    Because these picks don't matter this early... 30 28 Jacoby Brissett stuns the critics and shines all season in an offense that was originally built for Luck to make the big push. Thanks to the new PI review process, we get a rematch of SB XLIV, featuring a stubborn Colts team that doesn't roll over nearly as easily as last time. Brees executes a game winning drive capped off by a last second FG, concluding an epic HoF career. He announces his retirement during the trophy celebration.
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    End of Season Award Picks

    MVP: Drew Brees. I feel like his career has a lot of parallels to DiCaprio in some ways. Really good for so long, but always missing that one piece of hardware. This year will be Drew's "Revenant" performance. OPOTY: Alvin Kamara. It felt very close between him, Barkley and McCaffrey. Ultimately I believe Kamara will benefit more from a well-oiled offense that will keep the defense spread out enough to give him room to cause headaches every Sunday. The other 2 will have to deal with far more stacked boxes that will slow them down in the long run. DPOTY: Aaron Donald, because...well...Aaron Donald. A third straight would solidify him even more in NFL lore as a regular subject of GOAT arguments. OROTY: David Montgomery. I'm sure most people will give Murray the nod by default. But David is just fun to watch, and he has an elusiveness in space that reminds me a lot of Nick Chubb. He'll also be in a better overall offense, giving him more chances to succeed. DROTY: Josh Allen. I think it will be very close between him and Bush. Allen is such a force of nature, and I'm always more biased towards pass rushing DE's. No disrespect intended to Bush in the slightest. CBPOTY: Albert Wilson. Hear me out before you laugh. With the arrival of Preston Williams, Grant's shift to the outside and Kenny Stills' departure, Wilson will be moving back to the slot...his strong suit. And he's a RAC machine. Regardless of the starting QB in Miami, he will be a favorite safety valve on an offense hurting for established talent. The caveat to this is basically whether or not voters account for strictly individual performance or also factor in team success. If the latter is the case, I believe it will be Jimmy G. Something else to consider...does being away from the game for a year...but not injured...count? If that's the case, Le'Veon Bell should also be considered...and heavily favored. COTY: Freddie Kitchens. A playoff birth would break an 18 year drought, and bring the Sashi Brown/John Dorsey rebuild to full fruition. There's almost no way it goes to anyone else in that scenario. My runner-up is Matt LeFluer, assuming he and Rodgers can mesh well and turn it around in Green Bay. I have a soft spot for rookie coaches.
  8. Perhaps. It might be what they have in mind, to be honest. It's just not how I'd do it. But again, this isn't a knock on Tua's quality. I just don't like the "throw stuff at the wall until it sticks" approach when it comes to drafting QBs. I want to wait until I find the one that I'm convinced I shouldn't pass on. For me, Tua isn't that guy. But in that vein, I'm also trying to put my faith in a scouting department that, up until the last 2 drafts, has been sketchy at best. They haven't inspired much confidence in their player personnel assessments over the last 2 decades, as a rule.
  9. They just picked up a former first round QB who deserves more than one season behind a similarly shitty offensive line as he had in Arizona. Giving him another year gives him a little more confidence and provides a better performance sampling for interested parties by the time his contract is up. I would prefer an O-line rebuild for 2020, and target Trevor Lawrence in 2021 if Rosen hasn't progressed as desired. It's not to say I don't like Tua...he's the only one I'd want from this class. He's the most accurate and the most complete, albeit with a few flaws of his own. Additionally, I don't actually believe Miami will be drafting first. I feel like that will go to Cincy, Washington or Oakland. Top 5, yes. Probably top 3. But that means they may have to trade draft capital to move up for a QB I'm not 100% confident in. Draft capital that would be better used shoring up the O-line. And if they are drafting first, they'd be better served trading down to horde more picks, in my opinion. Then they could maybe pick up a 2nd or 3rd round QB for a fraction of the cost to challenge Rosen in training camp and/or play the new backup. Basically I'd like to see Miami avoid the kind of situation the Colts found themselves in with Luck. It ended up being too little, too late. Investing in pass protection before investing in a franchise QB has always felt like a smarter move for me over the long haul. We've waded through mediocrity for the last 2 decades. What's 2 more seasons?
  10. Phins4life

    Andrew Luck retires

    I guess what bothers me most about this situation is twofold: 1. I don't blame Schefter for doing his job. If he hadn't broken the news, someone else would have. I'm more annoyed with the source of the leak. Whether it was intentional or just a slip of the tongue, it was not that individual's story to break. This was a life-changing decision for Luck and a season-altering one for the Colts. Common decency would be to let Luck go out on his terms, because it's the right thing to do. 2. I understand fans being upset about suddenly losing a key part of the team so close to the start of the season...but booing a guy like Luck, who (from an outsider's perspective) seems to have been nothing short of a model citizen for the franchise, is in extremely poor taste. It says volumes more about those fans than it does about him as a player or person. At the end of the day, fans do not own the rights of players or their career decisions. Acting entitled doesn't do them any favors. On top of that you have idiots like Gottlieb calling not wanting to endure more rehab a "millenial thing". Bitch, please. Luck's injury history reads like the DSM. Only someone who hasn't endured that kind of punishment would say something that tone-deaf, sarcastic or not.
  11. Been a while since my last random musing, so in honor of the end of the pre-season and roster cuts, here are 13 bold(ish) predictions for the Miami Dolphins in a year bound to be filled with mediocrity: 1. There will be at least 2 starting QB changes before the bye week. Whoever is starting after the bye will be our guy till the end. 2. Due to injuries, one of the Dolphins rookie running backs (Gaskin/Laird) will have a breakout performance of 100+ scrimmage yards and at least 1 TD. 3. Preston Williams will finish the season in the top 10 for AFC OROTY votes. 4. Albert Wilson will finish the season with more yards after contact than any Dolphins running back. 5. Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick will each finish the season with at least one 3-TD performance. 6. Josh Rosen and Ryan FItzpatrick will also each finish the season with at least one 3-INT performance. 7. Miami QBs will take at least 70 sacks combined. 8. Sam Eguavoen will finish the season with 10 sacks or more. 9. Jerome Baker will finish the season with at least 5 sacks and 5 total forced turnovers. 10. Minkah Fitzpatrick will finish the season with more interceptions than Xavien Howard. 11. Miami will upset at least 1 playoff contender after the bye week. 12. Jason Sanders will kick the 50+ yard game winner in that upset. 13. Miami will not draft a QB with their first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. That honor will go to an OT.
  12. Not a chance in hell any Dolphin gets an award nod, except maybe CBPOTY (see below), but I'll take a crack at this... MVP: Literally nobody, but for the sake of the thread...Fitzpatrick. No, no, no...not that one. The talented one...on the defensive side of the ball. He's likely going to be on of Miami's few stat monsters, thanks to Flores' defensive mindset and his willingness to utilize him as a Swiss army knife. OPOTY: Whichever QB gets the most starts, because the runners won't see enough daylight to even sniff an award, and receivers have to work way too hard to be considered. DPOTY: Minkah Fitzpatrick...again. I was kind of torn between him and Jerome Baker, but in the end I think Minkah is more polished and can play more spots on the field. Contrary to popular opinion, I don't believe Xavien Howard is the most talented defender on the team, and he certainly isn't the most versatile. CBPOTY: Albert Wilson. He was one of the most exciting pieces of the offense last year before his injury, between his reliable hands and his RAC ability. If he can return to form, he could actually be in the conversation. OROTY: Preston WIlliams. He flashed some incredible ability in pre-season week 1 against the Falcons, but then kind of fizzled out a bit. If he stays out of trouble and continues to work on his craft, he has the size and hands to be an anchor in this receiver corps. DROTY: Sam Eguavoen. I have a helluva time remembering how to pronounce his name, but he was a lot of fun to watch as the pre-season wore on. I love his motor. At times it seemed like he was always near the ball by the time the whistle blew. I have the slimmest of hopes that we've found Wake 2.0. Let a guy dream.
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    What are we motivated by?

    Leave it to Sean to boil it down to the power of the vag. True story, though. In all seriousness, really good question. Aside from the usual social needs we have as humans, such as love, family, etc...in some ways for me it's money. Not the pursuit of wealth...more the pursuit of financial freedom. I'm 32, and I've been in debt since I was 20. Basically my whole adult life. I don't need much money to be happy. Job satisfaction does way more for me in the long run. I think a lot of people fail to realize just how far $50-60K a year can take you when you aren't paying off loans and credit cards, and that's all I really want. I want every penny I earn to be mine to do with as I see fit. More than money, though, I've found I crave mentorship and teaching opportunities at this stage of my adult life. Not curriculum...I despise structured education. Just everyday situations where I have the chance to teach a younger peer something about the job or how to be a better Airman or NCO, or just a more responsible adult in general. It's extremely rewarding when you see that moment where it clicks for them, and now they're that much wiser and independent. I want to teach them how to fish so they won't need me when I retire, and if they end up surpassing and replacing me, I'll feel like I did something right. And thirdly, pussy.
  14. Phins4life

    2019 NFL Draft Discussion Thread

    I think I'm honestly more thrilled that Miami didn't take a QB than I am that they DID take one of the best DT's in the draft. Honestly, any pick besides QB would have made me happy. The fact they landed Wilkins is icing on the cake for me. For round 2, I think a number of picks would make me happy...perhaps Risner or Ya-Sin, for example. Or a trade down to bulk up on 3rd and 4th rounders or even something in 2020. I'm still afraid they might try to go for Lock or Grier...nothing against them personally, but there are still too may other nagging needs that need greater attention.
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    Last TV Show You Watched?

    Recently binged Black Summer. Pretty mediocre on the acting, plot and character development. They just didn't add anything that hasn't already been done way better, but I enjoyed the cinematography and the minimal musical score and the way they were effectively used to build tension. Been re-watching Bodyguard
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