The Dolphins know they stink, but they aren't tanking - Stephen A. | First Take


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  • Stack X
    Stack X  1 days back

    What a load of absolute BS. I can’t believe I agree with Stephen A, the Dolphins are not tanking intentionally. Week 1 the defense gives up 59, week 2 the defense gives up 29 to a better team. Patriots scored 13 points in the first half. Does that sound like a defense that’s given up? Does that sound like a gameplan to lose? This is a team stripped down to bare bones and is working to improve every week.

    • Colin Carter
      Colin Carter  2 days back


      • Donald and Irene Young

        Max boxing takes but you’re dead wrong about the Dolphins as just about every media personality as well. Case in point on the Tunsil-Stills deal to Houston. You’re talking optics when we the fans see & hear the reality. Max, when Laremy Tunsil heard what the Texans were giving up for them he said, and I quote, “You gotta make that deal!” What we the fans are tired of is a subpar roster we hope can overachieve and make a wildcard push! Enough of this! We’d rather endure the pain early this season & begin building for sustainability for the near future. To show you I’m not some delusional fan who doesn’t know what’s happening I’m going to give you three scenarios that will happen to this team to show progress: 1) CB Jalen Ramsey will be dealt to the Phins for a 1st rounder & a 4th rounder; 2) QB Josh Rosen will become the franchise QB after Week 8; and 3) they will pick up T Trent Williams from the Deadskins

        • Jack
          Jack  3 days back

          I feel bad for the fans that have season tickets to dolphin games lol. It's gonna be a long season.

          • UrbanSipfly
            UrbanSipfly  3 days back

            Anyone from off the streets can play for the Miami Dolphins right now.

            • David LS
              David LS  3 days back

              This doesn't happen very often but I found myself absolutely siding with max on this one

              • Samuel Mixon
                Samuel Mixon  3 days back

                The players should all quit. Give up the money to save themselves the shame and physical beating. If Brian Flores had any integrity as a coach he wouldve refused to have been any part of this mess. Every executive of that team should quit and never show their faces again. Even the lions and browns were trying to win and managed to show some form of competetiveness. Every ticket buying fan and season ticket holder should sue for a refund on their money. The dolphins are a sick joke and a mockery of professionalism.

                • Danny Lopez
                  Danny Lopez  3 days back

                  So what if the Dolphins are building up picks in the draft look at there history of players taken there either no longer in the league or playing on another team and all those high draft picks if they work out will want to get payed in a salary cap era....

                  • AmazingDuck
                    AmazingDuck  4 days back

                    You sure about that now? 43-0

                    • Ken Miller
                      Ken Miller  4 days back

                      I've been a Dolphins fan for over 40 years. It's going to be a looong season in South Beach.

                      • III BAKURYU III
                        III BAKURYU III  4 days back

                        They are tanking but ESPN etc doesn't want to say they ARE because it'll make the NFL and the product look bad. Viewers, fans etc know they are but it hasn't been spoken from the horses' mouth to be 100% truth. Also, GIVE THE PATRIOTS THEIR SUPERBOWL RINGS, NOW!

                        • jody paul
                          jody paul  4 days back

                          Get rid of ownership he’s old he wants to lose he’s sucks get rid of ownership find a owner who knows football and wants to win

                          • Corri Everen
                            Corri Everen  5 days back

                            Stephen A finally made some sense.

                            • Max Cinelli
                              Max Cinelli  5 days back

                              If there gonna trade Minkah Fitzpatrick then they’re tanking 🤡

                              • OutrunMadcow
                                OutrunMadcow  5 days back

                                NFL PR at work.

                                • D Flatt
                                  D Flatt  5 days back

                                  Don't feel sorry for the players, do feel sorry for the fans.

                                  • nedar giordano
                                    nedar giordano  5 days back

                                    Why dont football players like playing for the Dolphins? They really stink.

                                    • Dustin B
                                      Dustin B  6 days back

                                      Max must have a crystal ball. It's week one dude. Brady still hadn't walked off that cliff yet like he predicted. At least the organization has stopped the free agent band aid approach that had resulted in years of floundering. The nights always darkest before dawn.

                                      • Diego Medina
                                        Diego Medina  6 days back


                                        • Hulk Hogan
                                          Hulk Hogan  6 days back

                                          I am a dolphins fan we’re going through a hard time but we can only hope

                                          • Chidozie Osuji
                                            Chidozie Osuji  6 days back

                                            Dolphins not getting tua cause they still have trust in rosen to grow unless they are as dumb as the cardnials not saying Kyler is trash

                                            • damian Washington
                                              damian Washington  6 days back

                                              Dan Marino needs to come out of retirement the dolphins need him bad

                                              • America Reigns
                                                America Reigns  6 days back

                                                TANK FOR TUA!

                                                • Bakugo Ktski
                                                  Bakugo Ktski  6 days back

                                                  Question for SAS: How is not focusing on a season different from tanking?

                                                  • Festerbestertester6
                                                    Festerbestertester6  6 days back

                                                    Of course they are tanking. But tanking doesn't require you tell every individual player to tank. If you do that, then someone would whistleblow. It wouldn't hurt to come to an understanding with a few of the players, who can then fumble at the worst possible moment, draw penalties, etc. And a few of the coaches. But really, they can just remove the veteran players, proclaim they are building for the future, work on fundamentals instead of game planning, etc.

                                                    • Thomas Lahout
                                                      Thomas Lahout  6 days back

                                                      They are tanking, not the players but management, give the team what they need to be totally pathetic.

                                                      • Rodrick Allen
                                                        Rodrick Allen  6 days back

                                                        If these dolphins players made it this far in their football career....I think they can all can be successful if they put their heart and mind into it.👍

                                                        • Ryan Minnis
                                                          Ryan Minnis  6 days back

                                                          Thats just not true that they arent talented the defense is full of high drafted talented players and the offense is everywhere but oline

                                                          • Ryan Minnis
                                                            Ryan Minnis  6 days back

                                                            The Coachs were bad bad bad but not tanking

                                                            wasnt the coachs fault that MCCAIN a converter safety bit hard on a run fake leaving no safety help

                                                            or that Fitmagic rolls out and throws a dumb int early to earl thomas or that Jakeem “butterfingers” grant fumbles a fair catch punt inside our 10

                                                            It was floresgrier fault we played a bunch of practice squad guys though that were newly added to the team weeks before

                                                            • FernDawg
                                                              FernDawg  6 days back

                                                              Walk into the Miami Dolphins' payroll office w/a player picking up his check THEN ask if we feel "sorry" for the players.

                                                              • Kevin Frazier
                                                                Kevin Frazier  6 days back


                                                                • derek hernandez
                                                                  derek hernandez  7 days back

                                                                  So lamar odom is a crackhead! Ill be damned lol

                                                                  • kazekage kope
                                                                    kazekage kope  7 days back

                                                                    man being a Miami fan is tough. Our slogan is get em next year

                                                                    • Stefen Vincent
                                                                      Stefen Vincent  7 days back

                                                                      Molly looking old

                                                                      • Ricardo Carrera
                                                                        Ricardo Carrera  7 days back

                                                                        Brilliant Steven A the dolphins PLAYERS committed stupid penalties fumbles and bad coverages. They have tons of draft picks and cap space they'll be fine !!!

                                                                        • Victory Saber
                                                                          Victory Saber  7 days back

                                                                          Stephen A. I've been a miami fan since Marino. I used to argue that Aikmen couldnt do what Marino did. And fantasize about Barry sanders getting traded to Miami and it being a superbowl team. Never happened. Tanenhill was never good. And I dunno why. But miami cant maintain or keep a offensive line. So when tunsil fell i was ecstatic. And we gave him away, repeat gave him away. Stills was drama I'm not concerned there, then our defensive pieces. They bring in not even an off or def coordinator. A linebacker coach from new England. While it makes the Rooney rulers all happy. I think hes over his head and nothing to prove his worth. I mean has he ever called a play? With patriots I doubt it. And when we need offense... offense. We get a linebacker coach. If you wanted that bring in lance Briggs or I forgot name that Miami linebacker zack Taylor I believe it was. Someone with ties to miami atleast please. Instead were trust the process 2.0 . And I'm not convinced it worked for browns or philly in basketball. Say what you want stephen A. If they dont get the hardware it's a bust. If toronto and milwaukee are east mains teams the process needs work. And browns got a great wr the roommate of obj. Serviceable and alot more team friendly. But I did hear the the kicking equipment said yes and obj is planning his marriage. Flash in the pan. Hot for talk. But until they beat Patriots, chiefs, and in their case steelers. It's all hype. Miami was gonna be a cusp team looking at 6 spot. Now it's just sad fans and sad times. And so help me god if we draft tua I'll scream. Theres 3 at least better QBs. Tell me I'm wrong stephen A. Tell me I'm wrong.

                                                                          • IsThisTheKrustyKrab?
                                                                            IsThisTheKrustyKrab?  7 days back

                                                                            I still cannot believe Dolphins passed up Dwayne Haskins for that big chubby marshmallow Christian Wilkins. The guy is just soft and cuddly.

                                                                            • IsThisTheKrustyKrab?
                                                                              IsThisTheKrustyKrab?  7 days back

                                                                              Just get 1 or 2 wins.

                                                                              • IsThisTheKrustyKrab?
                                                                                IsThisTheKrustyKrab?  7 days back

                                                                                Fitzpatrick is playing over Rosen. Yeah, they're tanking.

                                                                                • Nosara
                                                                                  Nosara  7 days back

                                                                                  Max is A's butler.

                                                                                  • Cal
                                                                                    Cal  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Did they not do away with Alosno, Still, and Tunsil? They're tanking buddy.

                                                                                    • Vladimir Laurent
                                                                                      Vladimir Laurent  1 weeks back

                                                                                      If you got numerous guys who were signed at most 2 weeks starting, you're tanking

                                                                                      • Brandon Young
                                                                                        Brandon Young  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Have been sucking a long long long time it's not news they are the most consistent team in sports

                                                                                        • willie broadnex
                                                                                          willie broadnex  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Dolphins are never going to get better.

                                                                                          • gigi clarke
                                                                                            gigi clarke  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I'll bet 100 dollars we beat the Patriots on Sunday don't believe me just 👀

                                                                                            • slamponyp
                                                                                              slamponyp  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Max Kellerman is such a Buffoon..

                                                                                              • Veneno97 Vlogs
                                                                                                Veneno97 Vlogs  1 weeks back

                                                                                                They only lost 1 fucking game oml everybody acting like it's the end of the world or the end of the season

                                                                                                • Tre West
                                                                                                  Tre West  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Most obvious tank job in forever and you idiots can't see it smh