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  • What was that!?!?!

    Sorry I have to say it. That missed tackle by Kiko Alonso on the first Giants TD was as weak, half assed effort, lame piece of tackling as I have ever seen. This guy keeps getting referred to as a "tackling machine". Where was it?? Pathetic. If that is the hope of our MLB then we are in trouble there.

  • #2
    Yeah that was definitely ugly. Hopefully it was a fluke and we won't see anymore of that.
    Can we sign this guy?

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    • cuchulainn
      cuchulainn commented
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      Agree... Kiko hasn't played in a while. The rust was showing. I think he'll be fine by the time the RS gets here.

    • IMAWriter
      IMAWriter commented
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      Cuch, maybe rust, but IMO typical of many recovering from significant injury, especially to knee. Occasionally, you get an Adrian Peterson, who just shrugs and says, "what knee?" Others, like a boxer who for the first time sees his OWN blood has that moment of truth when he can't commit his body. Many get over it in time, others just stay fearful. Alonso is not the biggest guy to start with, so that doesn't help. I'm hoping, wishing that his confidence in his recovery will build, and once he gets his first big hit on someone, it will give him the confidence he needs. Lets give him some time.

  • #3
    I'm hoping that when the starting defensive line gets in there the entire defense will rise to the occasion and not miss tackles like that and play at a higher level as a defensive unit.

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    • #4
      he wasn't the only one to whiff on a tackle. they had the rb a couple of times behind the LOS and whiffed on the tackle that lead to a big positive yardage gain than a loss of yrds!

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      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        I will have to watch it again but I know a safety came up and missed a big tackle that should have been for a loss but ended up being a gain, possibly a touchdown.

    • #5
      I agree, the tackling isn't what you want it to be. But it seems to me that started for all NFL teams when the CBA greatly restricted the number of preseason practices and even more the amount of contact you are allowed to have. When you practice tag football for a couple of weeks after an 8 month layoff, you are going to miss some tackles. I am not concerned.....YET!

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      • #6
        Any word on big #93, who was concussed. He sure looked quick for a big guy, somewhat like ex Cane/Patsies nose tackle Wilfork. If he was more Earl Mitchell's size, I could see him working there. I hope the Fins don't cut him due to the concussion.

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        • Wulf
          Wulf commented
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          93 is Suh...

        • IMAWriter
          IMAWriter commented
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          Thought I saw #93 on the uni. The guy that had at least one sack, then suffered a concussion. Haven't heard a word about him since.

      • #7
        Shee-ee-iii-ttt Man, being a Fins Forum i find it surprising that anyone here would be surprised by missed tackles, we've pretty much made it into an art form!!! Is Phillip Wheeler our LB's Coach???

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        • #8
          Originally posted by FinFan in KC View Post
          Yeah that was definitely ugly. Hopefully it was a fluke and we won't see anymore of that.
          I'd rather see that non-effort in the 1st qtr of the 1st preseason game, than to see our "hope" at MLB go down with another knee injury in preseason...

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Wulf View Post

            I'd rather see that non-effort in the 1st qtr of the 1st preseason game, than to see our "hope" at MLB go down with another knee injury in preseason...
            You got that non-effort from the 1st string OL for sure. Albert always half-asses it in PS and Dallas Thomas makes an art form of it.

            Agree though. Just stay healthy and make plays when they matter in the RS.

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            • #10
              Sure Kiko didn't wrap up but his burst into the backfield wa awesome!
              The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Aquaaiea View Post
                Sure Kiko didn't wrap up but his burst into the backfield wa awesome!
                Unfortunately you don't get style points for reading & reacting..You gotta either wrap up and finish..or bust that runner's ass...Anything less you end up looking the fool!

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                • #12
                  They have Gase calling out Tunsil "a lot to learn" all over the http://www.mediahatesthedolphins.jets
                  I'm afraid if he's not careful, Gase will be nicknamed RexII. One hopes the "QB whisperer" purchased a megaphone to aid in his communication with Ryan Tannehill.


                  BTW, don't click on that link. It will take you to a porn site feature nude photos of of the Jets O-Line.
                  Last edited by IMAWriter; 08-14-2016, 06:03 PM. Reason: because

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                  • AquaXI
                    AquaXI commented
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                    I think Gase is challenging everyone and that's what we've been missing with Philbin the codling enabler.

                  • IMAWriter
                    IMAWriter commented
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                    Well, my friend, Jurassic Joe didn't coddle T-Hill. In fact, Joe's not naming a starter led to one of T-Hill's greatest performances, against the Raiders. Maybe Gase should try using the "rod", not sparing it with his protege? Coddling Dallas Thomas, enabling Brandon Albert may not be the best course. Tonsils the future, and IMO needs to be a his natural position, instead of Gase publicly commenting on Tonsil playing out of position, and giving Albert a pass for a basically horrible performance, especially for the dough the Dolphins pay him. Move Albert to guard, where he played in college. it will extend his career.Tunsil is bigger, more mobile, younger, stronger and a natural at tackle.

                  • DolphinsFreak
                    DolphinsFreak commented
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                    Great post, Imawriter. I'm not sure why this hasn't been done yet. I don't know if Gase has even tried that combination yet, with Albert playing LG and Tunsil and LT. I think it would make for a stronger left side of the line and could also keep a first round talent, Albert, on the Dolphins team longer.

                    Gase has stated that everyone has a clean slate with him and his staff, that everyone will have to EARN their starting spot. The words are great and all but I'm not sure he is being complelty honest because I think someone on the team is being handed the starting spot and he happens to play the most important position on the field.

                • #13
                  I think what bothered me was the lack of effort on the tackle. And yes, plenty of tackles were missed. But most of them were at full speed and the player just didn't really wrap up. Alonso seemed to just half ass it. I really hope it was a fluke. This guy should be making a statement and leading that LB unit.

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                  • #14
                    Alonso had 159 tackles and 4 INT's as a rookie so I am not that worried about the first preseason game. As long as he stays healthy he should be a major upgrade over who we had at MLB last year.

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