The Dolphins seem to continuously
be going backwards under their terrible ownership. They always seem to be
marred by bad decisions from top to bottom. They rebuilt, sabotage, and
rebuild again, only to sabotage again. They pick up a bargain basement top
ten pick QB with a golden accurate arm... and then refuse to play him for
a Yoda-aged QB who just kept helping them lose, by winning just enough to
lose out on Borrow.
It it time to make
room for a young QB or two. Not
starting Rosen last week and this week against the Pats is a crime against
the future of the Franchise.
of course they are planning on keeping, playing, and starting Fitzpatrick
again next season. "Physically it's not an issue. Physically I feel great. So there’s always different things that go into it and you’re always drained at the end of the season
said. "So there’s a lot of stuff that goes into it but I still love playing, so it’s going to hard to, uh, let’s see. I don’t know that it’ll be a difficult decision. I just think that I’ll go through the due process and figure things
out." I mean... what the Tua! Starting Fitzpatrick and not Rosen in
this game is another sabotage against their future, again.
they don't seem to understand that. "Fitz gives us the best chance to win. It's easy for people to sit and say, 'You should do this or that, or this or
that,'" Flores said. "I don't think those same people will stand in front of that group and say, 'This is in the best interest of the team, for us to win this
week.' That's no knock on Josh. Maybe you think that's in the best interest, but you're not in front of this team every day. You're not in the trenches and a lot of people aren't."
Losing this game is in the best interest of this team, and seeing if your
young top ten pick QB can play is in the best interest of your team, and
getting him some actual game experience the last week of the season is
paramount to the future of your franchise.
why bother playing Rosen at all this entire season, which is fine with me.
"I'm still only 22 years old," Rosen said.
"It's not really like the window opens and closes like that. But there is a sense of sort of understanding timing and opportunity. I'm aware of
it. But it's all for you guys more to write about than it is for me to worry about."
Winning this game would be as disastrous for the Dolphins as it would be
for the Pats to lose it.
could cost them Tua, or another (or all three) of their 1st Round picks to
trade up for him. It is time to find the next QB who can make them win,
instead of the old QB who stuck his thumb in the dyke and won't let them
win or advance forward as a Franchise. It looks like loosing out on Borrow
is going to force them to take Tua.
think Tua is as good a thrower as Borrow. But he is not as good a QB as
Borrow. More importantly his body clearly couldn't handle the impacts of
playing College Football in the SEC. That scares the crap out of me. Not
all injuries are bad luck. There is a long list of football players who
couldn't stay healthy in college and had long healthy careers in the NFL.
However, most players that get continually injured in College continue
that trend in the NFL.
what worries me most with Tua, and maybe my only real negative with him
(besides size, which you could argue contributes to injury) is that it
seems to be his bone structure that is breaking down. I don't know crap
about his medical conditions, but logically there is a difference between
a torn whatever, and the bones in his ankle, hip and leg breaking
I will say that when he was playing early in the season, he was almost as
good as Borrow. However, while he took a big step backwards, Borrow took a
historic step forward. And it was not just the bone in his ankle that
doesn't seem to be able to able take a hit, it was the hip injury that
took him out. Hip injuries are still the least like to heal of all bone injuries.
it was a hip that took out Bo Jackson. "Tua underwent successful
surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston," Dr.
Lyle Cain twitted, for some reason. "The procedure went as planned, and he is resting comfortably. Tua's prognosis is excellent, and we expect him to make a full recovery. He will return to Tuscaloosa in the next several days to begin his
rehab." The timing and procedures make Tua a big risk in the top
risk the Dolphin now have to take, because they refused to play
Rosen, and now have no idea if he is the guy. "Tua Tagovailoa will be
on a partial weight bearing recovery plan for six weeks and will be
rehabbing daily in Tuscaloosa," per @LauraRutledge.
"Then, in three months, he will be able to begin athletic activity
again, and by the spring, he is expected to be able to resume
throwing." They might have to go into next season with Tua and Rosen
on the roster.
of Rosen and Derrick Brown (or maybe Jeff Okudah somehow drops?), or Jerry
Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Andrew Thomas, or Isaiah Simmons, Kristian Fulton or
AJ Epenesa or Javon Kinlaw. Now all that is moot, while
the Pats pick up Justin Herbert? Now, they will likely have to give up
one of their 1sts to go up and get Tua, at Two overall.
they have no idea if Rosen can play, or he would be starting this week against
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written
by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of
citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want
to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article
in the 1st Amendment. Beware subjects, or you will be subjugated:
mean, they have no shame. They have no sense of decency. They have no
respect for the rule of Law. They lite the Constitution on fire, get
caught, admit, and are being tried for it.
was responsiblefor the hacking of the
Democratic National Committee’s server in 2016 and other efforts
to sow mischief in the electoral process. They’ll even admit it
problem is they want everyone to believe that Ukraine did the same
thing. It didn’t.
For the record:
AM, Dec. 11, 2019An
earlier version of this story misspelled the name of former
chess champion Garry Kasparov. Also, the story said he was
born in Russia. He was actually born in Azerbaijan, then a
part of the Soviet Union.
make the case, the Ukraine conspiracy theorists take a handful of
anecdotes about individual Ukrainians and insinuate or insist this
thin gruel amounts to something as sinister as the Russian effort.
While the effort is a propaganda gift for Russian President
Vladimir Putin, they’re pushing this piffle to show they’ve
got the president’s back amid the impeachment drama. They’re
trying to legitimize Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine, but
it takes some huge leaps of faith.
president subscribes to a fever swamp illusion that goes by the
shorthand “CrowdStike.” This potted conspiracy theory holds
that the Ukrainians were really the ones to hack the DNC, and the
cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike somehow colluded in hiding the
server somewhere in Ukraine. (It’s not there and there were
actually scores of servers.) Before Trump pressed Ukrainian
President Volodmyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, he first
asked him to get to the bottom of CrowdStrike.
isn’t pushing this canard because it’s Russian propaganda, but
because it’s Trumpian propaganda. He detests the fact that
everyone, starting with the CIA and continuing through Robert S.
Mueller III, has confirmed Russia’s interference on his behalf
because he thinks it robs glory from his victory. It’s his
“Achilles’ heel” his former aide Hope Hicks told the FBI in
recently released interview notes.
problem is that no one can take this CrowdStrike craziness
seriously. According to Trump’s own theory, Ukraine meddled on
behalf of Hillary Clinton. And, to that end, they dealt a
devastating blow to her campaign by hacking the DNC server and
pinning it on Russia.
dots don’t connect. So what the president’s defenders are
doing is waving away the actual matter Trump asked about —
CrowdStrike — and stitching together enough random bits to claim
Ukraine meddled just enough to make the president’s
“concerns” seem legitimate. It’s a bait and switch.
the dramatic appearance by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on “Meet the
Press” on Sunday. “Of course Russia interfered in our
election,” he said. “Nobody looking at the evidence disputes
controversial part came when Cruz added: “Because Russia
interfered, the media pretends nobody else did. Ukraine blatantly
interfered in our election.”
best evidence of meddling is anop-edhe
cites that was written by the Ukrainian ambassador to the United
States in the wake of convoluted remarks by then-candidate Trump
about Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. Trump himself later
backthe comments, but not before the
Ukrainian ambassador wrote that Ukraine was troubled by Trump’s
backsliding on the Crimea issue. To bipartisan and worldwide
horror, Russia illegally stole Crimea. The ambassador, writing at
a time when Ukrainians were being killed by Russia-backed forces,
said: “Many in Ukraine are unsure what to think, since Trump’s
comments stand in sharp contrast to the Republican Party
is outrageous meddling? Who knew an op-ed in the Hill could be so
comments stood in contrast to Sen. Cruz’sown
positionon the annexation. Does Cruz think
that an ambassador raising concerns that echo Cruz’s amount to
“blatantly” interfering in an election? Is it comparable to
Russia’s anonymous purchase of Facebook ads in 2016 designed to
exploit political divides and help Trump get elected?
examples of Ukrainian meddling thrown around by Trump defenders
mostly include random statements by individual Ukrainians or the
effort by independent Ukrainian actors to release damaging — and
truthful — information about former Trump campaign manager Paul
Manafort’s corrupt dealings in Ukraine on behalf of pro-Russian
politicians. They often mention a Ukrainian court ruling saying
the disclosure of that information amounted to meddling in U.S.
elections. Less mentioned is the fact that the ruling was
overturned. Whatever you make of all that, you could make the case
that withholding such information would have amounted to
the idea that any of this is remotely equivalent to Russia’s
clandestine, Putin-ordered interference is preposterous. It’s
also irrelevant because there’s no evidence Trump had any of
this in mind when he asked Zelensky about CrowdStrike.
after the 2016 election, the Soviet-born former chess champion
Garry Kasparov tweeted: “The point of modern propaganda isn’t
only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your
critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”
may be the closest we can come to understanding the president’s
Ukraine strategy — and that of his defenders.