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Saturday, August 12, 2017

"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 09:23AM -0700

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:40:35 PM UTC-5, Rich wrote:
> Done for the year.
 
> http://mia.247sports.com/Bolt/Report-Raekwon-McMillan-has-torn-ACL-105992798
 
 
 
An MRI on linebacker Raekwon McMillan confirmed the Dolphins' worst fears Friday morning: He has a torn ACL, which will cost him his rookie season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
 
McMillan was hurt in the opening minutes of Thursday night's preseason-opening 23-20 victory over Atlanta. He was injured covering a punt and left the locker room after the game on crutches, wearing a bulky brace on his right knee.
 
McMillan, a second-round pick from Ohio State, had been all the Dolphins hoped for as he prepared to enter the league. The Dolphins planned to build their linebacking corps around him, planting him in the middle and allowing him to call defensive signals.
 
The hope was that McMillan would be an impact player to improve a run defense that ranked 30th in the NFL last season and gave up a club-record 2,247 yards on the ground.
 
Now the Dolphins are back to veteran Kiko Alonso, newcomer Lawrence Timmons and developing young linebackers Neville Hewitt and Mike Hull.
 
The Dolphins will be second-guessed for exposing McMillan on special teams.
 
"We were talking about how he was going to have to possibly be on that team," coach Adam Gase said after the game. "We had to give him some reps, especially in the game. It's tough to see a young player go down, not knowing what happened."
 
Gase, who planned to use McMillan the entire first half, repeated his "next man up" mantra.
 
"That's what our guys do," he said. "Our guys handle adversity just as good as anybody."
 
The Dolphins have had plenty of experience lately. They have lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee) and guard Ted Larsen (biceps). They are easing center Mike Pouncey back from hip surgery and running back Jay Ajayi from a concussion.
 
Put it together and it's a major part of the heart of their offense and now, their defense.
 
One Dolphin who could easily identify with McMillan is defensive end Cameron Wake, who came back from a torn Achilles to make the Pro Bowl last year.
 
"Any time any player goes down, your heart goes out to them," Wake said.
Stoobz <stoobz4@comcast.net>: Aug 11 04:12PM -0500


>> Once again, it's the Ancient Injun Burial Ground.
 
>> Players must be sacrificed to appease the elders.
 
> You see a kid come in with lots of promise and he goes down with what is likely to be a season-ending injury on his very first play in the very first pre-season game and you just wanna scream... if fact I did scream. The dog ran from the room. It must be heartbreaking for the player.
 
The friggin Atlanta feed never showed a thing, just said there is a
Dolphin down and continued to blab pre and post commercial.
 
No replay or a peep about who or how until I saw on FinHeaven later.
 
Season ending injuries are the worst thing in football next to the long
term damage. And the Bills.
oceantracks@mac.com: Aug 11 02:36PM -0700

On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5:15:47 PM UTC-4, Stoobz wrote:
 
> No replay or a peep about who or how until I saw on FinHeaven later.
 
> Season ending injuries are the worst thing in football next to the long
> term damage. And the Bills.
 
And the JETS
Drumrboy <drumrboy@aol.com>: Aug 11 03:27PM -0700

5:15 PMStoobz
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The friggin Atlanta feed never showed a thing, just said there is a
Dolphin down and continued to blab pre and post commercial.
 
No replay or a peep about who or how until I saw on FinHeaven later.
 
Season ending injuries are the worst thing in football next to the long
term damage. And the Bills.
 
Why is your second round pick, a guy you are counting on to "Captain" your defense and start at an already paper thin LB corp covering his first punt EVER?
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 07:51PM -0700

In fairness it didn't get much coverage on the Miami feed. They showed him on the ground and later as he was headed for the lockers.
 
These preseason feeds are God-awful. The broadcast teams may know the home team players and a bit about the more important rookies, but they never know shit about the other team.
 
What does Nat Moore do the other 11 months of the year? He sure can't work in broadcasting....
Ron <bigelile07@yahoo.com>: Aug 11 11:55PM -0400


>> Season ending injuries are the worst thing in football next to the long
>> term damage. And the Bills.
 
> And the JETS
 
And the Pats!
Ron <bigelile07@yahoo.com>: Aug 12 12:00AM -0400

> In fairness it didn't get much coverage on the Miami feed. They
> showed him on the ground and later as he was headed for the lockers.
 
They showed a replay.
 
But, whatever, next man up. Learn from the Pats!
Drumrboy <drumrboy@aol.com>: Aug 12 03:53AM -0700

Oh, right, his first punt ever in a meaningless preseason game! WTF were they thinking?
Stu Gotts <ishkabibble99@hotmail.com>: Aug 12 05:26AM -0700

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:53:27 AM UTC-4, Drumrboy wrote:
> Oh, right, his first punt ever in a meaningless preseason game! WTF were they thinking?
 
 
 
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:53:27 AM UTC-4, Drumrboy wrote:
> Oh, right, his first punt ever in a meaningless preseason game! WTF were they thinking?
 
Hmmm... let me hazard a guess. That it's reasonable to assume that a 22 yr old professional athlete in top physical shape should be able to run down the field and tackle somebody without getting injured?
Drumrboy <drumrboy@aol.com>: Aug 12 07:29AM -0700

8:26 AMStu Gotts
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:53:27 AM UTC-4, Drumrboy wrote:
> Oh, right, his first punt ever in a meaningless preseason game! WTF were they thinking?
 
 
 
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:53:27 AM UTC-4, Drumrboy wrote:
> Oh, right, his first punt ever in a meaningless preseason game! WTF were they thinking?
 
Hmmm... let me hazard a guess. That it's reasonable to assume that a 22 yr old professional athlete in top physical shape should be able to run down the field and tackle somebody without getting injured?
 
You ever just "run down the field and tackle somebody"? I have. It's a fucking train wreck waiting to happen. If it's so easy and safe, why isn't EVERYONE on special teams? How come Cameron Wake isn't out there?
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 09:26AM -0700

Jerry must be pissed...
 
The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games Friday for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
 
The ruling comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into multiple incidents involving Elliott, including domestic violence accusations made against him by a woman who identified herself as his former girlfriend to authorities.
 
Elliott, 22, has denied the allegations and has the right to appeal the NFL's decision. He has three days to appeal. If the six-game suspension stands, Elliott would be eligible to make his season debut Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 09:56AM -0700

You know, Jerry Jones had been telling anyone who would listen that he had seen all the evidence against 'Zeke' and there was "nothing there." Saw him on the TEE-VEE, with that little sh*t eating grin that he wears all the time and was just *sure* this was going nowhere.
 
Then Goodell said "SIX" and dropped the mic on him.
 
Take that, you HOF HO.
Stoobz <stoobz4@comcast.net>: Aug 11 04:15PM -0500


> The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games Friday for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
 
> The ruling comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into multiple incidents involving Elliott, including domestic violence accusations made against him by a woman who identified herself as his former girlfriend to authorities.
 
> Elliott, 22, has denied the allegations and has the right to appeal the NFL's decision. He has three days to appeal. If the six-game suspension stands, Elliott would be eligible to make his season debut Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.
 
Amazingly, everyone thinks Dallas runs all over everyone like in the old
days. Unless my eyes deceived me, they ran the least during the 2016 season.
euphemism <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 05:13PM -0500

On 8/11/2017 4:15 PM, Stoobz wrote:
 
> Amazingly, everyone thinks Dallas runs all over everyone like in the old
> days. Unless my eyes deceived me, they ran the least during the 2016
> season.
 
 
I wish I could show any non-Dallas folks what the impact of this has
been locally. It was the lead story for every local news program - it
went on for 10 minutes... live coverage from California where the
Cowboys are holding camp, live reports from out front of the Jerry World
stadium, fan interviews... file interviews of coordinators and
assistants... it's the end of the fucking world!
Stu Gotts <ishkabibble99@hotmail.com>: Aug 11 05:19PM -0700

> Cowboys are holding camp, live reports from out front of the Jerry World
> stadium, fan interviews... file interviews of coordinators and
> assistants... it's the end of the fucking world!
 
It sounds as if the folks in Big D are takin' it kinda personal like.
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 07:42PM -0700

It just endlessly amazes me just how important the Cowboys are to this metropolis. The Dolphins were and are important to So-Fla, but the level of interest out here is far more intense.
J Lunis <lunis.j@gmail.com>: Aug 12 09:39AM -0400


> The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games Friday for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
 
> The ruling comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into multiple incidents involving Elliott, including domestic violence accusations made against him by a woman who identified herself as his former girlfriend to authorities.
 
> Elliott, 22, has denied the allegations and has the right to appeal the NFL's decision. He has three days to appeal. If the six-game suspension stands, Elliott would be eligible to make his season debut Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.
 
and people wonder why Keap is unemployed. Maybe because the NFL and
owners have completely bought in to the realization controversy is
suicide. Even an un-adjudicated HINT of domestic violence is enough for
a 6-game suspension.
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 08:08PM -0700

No surprise as there was no option to return thi season.
"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 11 10:25AM -0700

A late highlight of the game last night was the possible first sighting of a guy who Belichick is destined to snatch if Miami cuts him loose. Look for the speed in his 99 yard touchdown run.
 
I first read about Stringfellow after he was signed - sounded pretty interesting for an undrafted rookie. Here's what was written about him in July. He's one of those guys who may turn out to be a real steal…
 
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Originally from Perris, California, wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow began his career at the University of Washington. As a freshman, Stringfellow played in 12 of 13 games as he caught 20 receptions for 259 yards and two touchdowns. That would be his only season playing for the Huskies.
 
In February of 2014, Stringfellow would be suspended indefinitely after a violation of teams rules. He was later charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault after he was accused of punching a man. Washington reinstated Stringfellow, but he would later transfer to Ole Miss in June of 2014.
 
After sitting out the 2014 season because of NCAA transfer rules, Stringfellow would return to the field in 2015. In 12 games for the Rebels, Stringfellow finished fifth on the team in receptions with 36 and fourth in receiving yards with 503. He also recorded five touchdown catches, which were the third most on the Rebels that year.
 
Stringfellow's final season at Ole Miss would prove to be his most productive yet as he finished second on the team in receiving yards (716) and third in receptions (46). He also finished the year with six touchdown catches. After the 2016 season, Stringfellow decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
 
Stringfellow's decision didn't get the intended results he was looking for as he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft after he was projected him as a sixth round selection. Because of his criminal history, Stringfellow wasn't invited to the NFL Combine, which might have affected his draft stock.
 
At 6-2, 219 pounds, Stringfellow has excellent NFL size for a receiver. At Ole Miss' Pro Day, Stringfellow ran a 4.54 40-yard dash, according to Scout.com. Miami signed Stringfellow as one of their 14 undrafted rookie free agents a few days after this year's draft.
 
During minicamp this spring, Dolphins backup quarterback Matt Moore said he liked what he saw from Stringfellow early on.
 
"Stringfellow, (he's a) big kid," Moore said. "Again, I think he's got a lot to learn; but those guys are out there grinding every day. They've been good."
 
Stringfellow will compete for one of the last receiver spots during training camp. With his limited experience on special teams, it is more likely that Stringfellow obtains a special teams spot on the Dolphins roster.
bob@bob.mail: Aug 11 07:29PM -0400

On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:25:11 -0700 (PDT), "euphemism@mindspring.com"
 
>During minicamp this spring, Dolphins backup quarterback Matt Moore said he liked what he saw from Stringfellow early on.
 
>"Stringfellow, (he's a) big kid," Moore said. "Again, I think he's got a lot to learn; but those guys are out there grinding every day. They've been good."
 
>Stringfellow will compete for one of the last receiver spots during training camp. With his limited experience on special teams, it is more likely that Stringfellow obtains a special teams spot on the Dolphins roster.
 
Wish they were as good finding OL and LB's as WR's.
bob@bob.mail: Aug 11 07:24PM -0400

On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:46:58 -0700 (PDT), "euphemism@mindspring.com"
 
>> mr dude
 
>Oh good... QB sarcasm from a Bills fan. How ironic.
 
>No wait.... that should have been MO-ronic. My bad.
 
On the bright side the Fins don't have to cover Watkins, he has been
traded to the Rams.
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