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Inviato: Gio 06 Dic 2018 @ 02:27 Oggetto: A Miami Dolphins Fanís Perspective of being a part of NFL
History Iím sitting here trying to figure out how to sum up the home opening game of the Dolphins 2018 season in one article. The longest game in NFL history. Yes Youth Ryan Tannehill Jersey , the Miami Dolphins made history. Of course they did, because itís the Dolphins. It seems a season canít go by without something causing the Dolphins to gain national attention. At least this time, it was something out of everyoneís control because of Mother Nature.I made the trip down for the game. I had not been back to Miami since Patriots game last December . I missed my second home. That being said, I was not expecting to spend almost 12 hours at said home (i.e. Hard Rock stadium). The good news is that I can now say that I am a part of NFL History. Iím mentally and physically exhausted, but I wouldnít trade that experience for a second, even if I knew I would be at a seven hour game. To be honest, I woke up Monday morning looking around wondering if I was still at the stadium. Apparently, I wasnít alone with those feelings. Ryan Tannehill tweeted out something similar stating he was wondering if we would be playing. Speaking of Ryan Tannehill, Iíll be honest and say I may have shed a tear or two when I watched our quarterback come running out of that tunnel on Sunday. Tannehill was back and it felt good Dolphins fans. Really good. All the suffering this fan base has been through the past year, just vanished away. It was a new energy I hadnít felt in a while and it was exciting. Go ahead and admit it, who cheered out loud at their house, the bar, fan club, or even your car (if you were listening on the radio) when you saw him take the field? I hope you all did. I kinda hope Tannehill glanced over to the corner end zone, around section 135, and spotted a 6ft banner of the new Tannehill 2.0. Yep, that was me. I was holding it up, very briefly, right before our offense took the field for their first drive of the game.He may have seen it or not, but 2.0 will be back for more games this season. Now, letís discuss the game a bit (from my perspective of being at the game). The thing about attending games is you donít get a chance to see the game, like you would if watching it on TV at home. Some plays happen so quickly, it can take a second to realize what just happened and you may find yourself asking wait, what happened? Who was that? Next thing you know youíre looking at the jumbotron waiting for replays while simultaneously cheering and high-fiving random fans. If you watch the games like I do, you get lost in the excitement and energy of the game and crowd. Can I recall when every play happened, especially with that game lasting seven hours, nope. But, hey, thatís what all of the other amazing writers like Kevin, Josh, Matt, etc. on The Phinsider are here for. Iím here to let you know about the parts of the game that stood out. Those plays that fans talked about during half-time or the never ending delay of game lightening breaks. You know, those ones that make you scream out loud, ďHoly **** gooooo!Ē (those that made ya say goodbye to your voice too). Now, letís get into the game. The first touchdown of Tannehill to Stills was what we fans had been waiting for. The first touchdown pass of the season. It was a beautiful 10-yrd pass to Stills. However, it wasnít my ultimate favorite play of the game. Letís go ahead and fast-forward to the post-almost four hour total game delay part of the game. The quarter where all the magic happened. Hello 4th quarter.My Favorites: Basically the 4th QuarterLet me set the scene for those of you who werenít in attendance.We were tired. Exhausted. I had to go back through Twitter on Monday, to look up exactly when these plays happened because it all started to blur together. If you stuck it out at the stadium, it was rough. During the last game delay all the concession stands started closing. We were down to water fountains, if you were thirsty, and sitting waiting in our wet clothes while sitting on wet seats and staring at an empty field. My phone had long been dead at that point. I was relying on borrowing phones to check Twitter randomly. Nobody was telling us anything. We didnít get any updates until the Dolphins posted them on the jumbotron. Iím still surprised so many of us stayed that long White Jesse Davis Jersey , but nobody was going to leave now after waiting that long. Trust me when I say, fans werenít going down without a fight. The teams were tired too. The two 2-hour rain delays had all of us ready to see someone win this game. With that being said, there were two plays that get my favorite of the week. Letís go ahead and just say, that 102-yd kick return for a touchdown by Jakeem Grant, was nothing but amazing. Letís watch it again. My friends, that was the kind of play that gets everyone, no matter where you are watching the game, upand out of your seat, jumping and screaming as loud as possible. From my seats, he was running straight towards us and I basically had a front row view of it. Here is a brief clip from my friend, DolFan Bandit who sits in the same section as me.If you look to the right of the video you see an aqua/orange flag jumping up and down and a woman screaming. Yes, that would be me. We needed that to get that crowd going. I swear I donít think we remained quiet the rest of the game. My throat still hurts today from that one play alone. Here is Grant after the game telling media he knew the team needed a spark. It worked. It worked for our team and all of us fans there who stuck it out.My second favorite play was the Kenny Stills 75-yd touchdown. This was his second longest career touchdown pass. Beautiful! All I know is that from our view, which was in the end zone Stills ran to, it looked like a perfect pass by Tannehill. You know, our quarterback who some fans/media claim has no deep ball accuracy. This pass right here, would not have happened if that was the case. I canít wait to see more of those kind of touchdowns this season. Kenny Stills, we love you dude. You make many of us fans go, ďLandry who?Ē. Just read the tweet below by Evan Silva.Thank you for being such a great player and for being a class act Stills. He, along with many other players, thanked all the fans for the support after the game. We thank all of you for the win. Of course, there were so many other players/plays to mention. I could write pages about my reaction to the game and to each play. Itís always hard to narrow it down to just a few. I do need to mention Reshad Jones and Minkah Fitzpatrick. If it wasnít for those two, we probably would be discussing a different outcome. The 4th down stop on the Titans drive by Fitzpatrick was unbelievable. I swear, all these key plays happened right in front of me. Here is quick replay of that stop. Have I mentioned I really like my seats. Anyways, I think he may very well be the best player we acquired from the 2018 draft. He is just a rookie. This kid is going to be a beast. I. Can. Not. Wait. ***As much as I despise Alabama and Coach Saban, I think we can all say thank you for coaching Minkah so well. ***Reshad Jones could be called the player of the game. Itís hard to narrow it to one, but with his two interceptions (first ever multi-interception game) and combined 7 tackles, he may have very well earned it. But, this isnít a surprise. He has always played like a beast. I agree with Houtz here. He may not be human. Here was his early 3rd quarter interception. I have no doubt that weíre going to see so much more like this throughout the season from Jones. Final ThoughtsWe won fans. The Dolphins are a part of NFL History. I am now a part of it too. I want to finish with this. The energy throughout that game, and then especially after the final lightning game break, was incredible. All us fans were jumping around and hugging complete strangers when the Dolphins scored. It did not matter your race, gender, or political stance. This is what I love about football. We all just want to watch our team win. We all bonded that night. I think our Miami Dolphins grew closer as a team from that game. Let me briefly mention the only ugly part from Sundayís game. If you attend a home game, I hope you cheer loudly and proudly for your Dolphins team. Our players want the fans to make that stadium as loud as possible when we are on defense against the opposing team. If you arenít the standing type, itís cool. In fact, the person I brought with me preferred to sit more often than stand. Not a problem. That being said, if other Dolphins fans are cheering (respectively of course), let those fans cheer. I have personally witnessed Dolphins fans asking fellow fans, like myself, to sit (while on defense). I hope those fans take a minute to remember what home field advantage means. Our players want us to defend our home. Allow fans to do that. Please. Here was my final picture I had taken from the end of Sundayís game. I canít wait to be back to Hard Rock in October for the Bears game.Week AheadWe have a big game this Sunday. Itís Jets week fans. Itís going to be a tough game, but we can win it. If you are attending the MetLife Takeover please have a blast! If you have yet to attend http://www.authenticsmiamidolphins.com/cheap-akeem-spence-jersey , I encourage you to go one year. I went and itís a big party with several hundred other DolFans. Cheer loudly and proudly as always MetLife peeps. I hope to see you all here next week with a 2-0 record! Fins Up!Dolphins First Preseason Game Complete Did anyone else get goosebumps watching the introduction to the preseason game on Thursday? I was heading home from work, streaming the game on my phone, and may have been slightly screaming at times from excitement. Half of the year, like many of you, is spent glued to a TV every weekend watching football games. I live for the feeling of waking up on Sunday mornings (anxious and sometimes nervous but always hopeful) ready to either tailgate all morning with my second family (fellow Dolphins fans) in preparation to watch my Dolphins or prepping to watch them at my local Atlanta DolFan Club. Thursday night at 7pm I got my laptop set up, my drink ready, Duke (my pup) dressed and all set, and then took a deep breath and said, letís do this. Now that itís been a few days since I will share my thoughts on first preseason game. First of all, boy did it feel good to see number 17 out on the field. I would have been content if he just threw one complete pass, waved at the fans, and left the field. Lucky for us though, he stayed in for a few extra minutes and Iím glad he did. Tannehill came out and had a first successful drive including several completed passes. Yes, his last two passes were a bit off, but itís fine. He hasnít played in a game since December 11, 2016. I was impressed. Coach Gase was impressed and I believe Tannehill, himself, was content with his brief performance. Letís not forget that pre-injury Tannehill was one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the league and he was untouched by the Buccaneersí defense on Thursday night. The offensive line kept him protected. He didnít get injured. He connected well with Stills on a couple passes. I call this a successful first preseason game for Tannehill. Repeat after me: It was the first preseason game. I feel like some folks need to be reminded after some of the reactions I saw on twitter/social medial following that game. Tannehill is gaining and showing more confidence and leadership as we inch closer to the season opener in September. I saw this brief video clip on Twitter over the weekend and wanted to add this for those who may not have seen it. Itís a clip from an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. They are discussing Gaseís thoughts on Tannehill and here Gase says this about him, ďHe has a great feel for the offense. Heís trying to do the little little tiny things that most people donít notice better than what he did when we first started.Ē I think we indeed are seeing a Tannehill 2.0. Last week I mentioned these games are really for all the rookies/newcomers to prove they want to earn a roster spot. Well, there were a few players who wanted to make sure they would make an impact. The 45 yard pass from Fales to Francis Owusu in the 3rd quarter was by far my favorite play from the game. Here, letís watch it again because it was that good.Fales, thanks to help from the offensive line, had time to make that beautiful pass to a WR who had double coverage. Who saw that coming? I sure wasnít expecting it. Itís plays like those that will have fans saying, ďI donít think Landry will be missed.Ē Looking forward to, hopefully, seeing more of him in the next game on Friday against Carolina. Iíd also like to see a little more of rookie TE Gesicki. The guy is going to be a beast. Heís already been making an impact each week in training camp and on Thursday night he came so close to a one-handed touchdown. If that pass wasnít overthrown, and he remained in-bounds, it would have been the play of the week. Fellow Phinsider contributer and Sutton summed it up best, ďOne of the prettiest preseason incompletions Iíve ever seen.Ē I completely agree. The other player who definitely shined last week was RB Senorise Perry. That guy took everyone by surprise on Thursday night. Heís putting in the work to prove he wants to be here this season and his performance last week, if it continues, should put him ahead. Honestly, as a fan watching the game at home last week, he made the game that much more enjoyable (which can be hard to do during preseason). Itís been a while since I have wanted to watch an entire preseason game start to finish. Thank you Perry! We Dolphins fans had rough go last season and have missed enjoyable games. Here are a few clips from his plays on Thursday tweeted out by Tom Like. I do know what I donít want to see more of on Friday. Penalties. These pre-snap penalties need to stop. JuíWuan James I like you. I always have since they drafted you, but you got some calls on Thursday night. I open up Twitter today, on my flight home from Florida, and first thing I see is he had one today at camp. Joe Schad tweeted this morning that James was chewed out by a coach and made to run around the practice field. Maybe that old school coaching mentality will help?! Something has got to change, because penalties can cost us games.Who were some players you enjoyed watching? What do you expect to see this upcoming week against the Panthers in Carolina? I expect to see more of QB David Fales. I tweeted out during the game last week that we have our backup. He completed 8-of-11 passes for 115yds outplaying competing QB Brock Osweilier. Letís see how he plays this next week, but I hope we see him on the roster this September. The Dolphins play their second game this Friday in Carolina at 7:30pm.Am I hoping for a win? Sure. But more importantly, Iím just hoping to avoid any more injuries and watch guys battling it out for that roster spot. Maybe Gesicki will make that one-handed touchdown catch this week. It could happen.