Mandich's take: 'There's more buildin...

Mandich's take: 'There's more building to be done'

There are 27 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Mandich's take: 'There's more building to be done'. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

You never get used to the finality of getting knocked out of the playoffs. There's always the hope and expectation that there was going to be another week.

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finhead39

Orlando, FL

#1 Jan 4, 2009
Mad Dog could not agree with you more. Going into this game they needed to play a error free game in order to compete with the Ravens. Unlike the Fins of the past did not see this group pack it in at anytime this year.Still a successful year a winning record and knock the Jets and Pats out of the playoffs.
C-Dog

Jackson, MI

#2 Jan 4, 2009
mad-dog, you hit it right on the head. great season. i'd rather lose to the ravens this week than to the stinkin' JETS!!!
C-Dog

Jackson, MI

#3 Jan 4, 2009
finhead39 wrote:
Mad Dog could not agree with you more. Going into this game they needed to play a error free game in order to compete with the Ravens. Unlike the Fins of the past did not see this group pack it in at anytime this year.Still a successful year a winning record and knock the Jets and Pats out of the playoffs.


a-men!!
Jimbo 2

Leland, NC

#4 Jan 4, 2009
Totally agree. It's been a wale of a season and even though we lost I'm still happy with the turnaround.

We're just not quite there yet. I thought the defense played very well, with the exception of some sloppy tackling. But there are still two elements we sorely need: a dominant offensive line, and 2 big physical receivers. With Ricky and Ronnie, we should be able to run it between the tackles at will, but we can't. Hate to bring a phrase from a previous coach, but Jimmy Johnson said it best: "You can't run if there are no holes". I belive this would have taken some pressure off the passing game and avoided at least a couple of those picks, simply because we wouldn't have had to be throwing it.

With a couple of big, physical receivers, when we do pass we've got someone able to go up and get those.

No matter. I might be off my nut, but I AM confident that Jeff Ireland and this coaching staff are more than capable of addressing what we need.
perspective

Clermont, FL

#5 Jan 4, 2009
I seem to remember Ginn muffing a handoff on a revese last year that got Trent Green knocked out for the rest of the year. It was one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of the NFL. That's nice. Now, it's time for the trifecta to begin the up grading. What we saw today was what the Dolphins will look like in a couple of years if Ross is smart enough to leave Parcells alone. Look for a big fast linebacker, offensive lineman, corner, defensive tackle, offensive lineman, safety,linebacker in the draft. Running back and quarterback are fine for a while. Perhaps find another Devone Bess undrafted. The future is very bright for a change.
whatever

Anderson, IN

#6 Jan 4, 2009
True about the Ginn play. If he doesn't botch the handoff, he has a clear field in front of him.
whatever

Anderson, IN

#7 Jan 4, 2009
Speaking of Ginn, we need ALL new receivers. ALL of them. Dump every one including Bess. Bess is puny, slow, and almost never makes the first tackler miss. Tired of hearing about him. He is not NFL caliber.

We need receivers like the Cardinals have.
SonOfNitchke

Hillsborough, NJ

#8 Jan 4, 2009
Turd Ginn, Jr. cost us the game.
HP in PA

Willow Grove, PA

#9 Jan 4, 2009
Defense, defense, and more defense. Once V. Carey leaves our starting O-Line will be 24 (w/Smiley), our WR will be 25, Starting RB 25, starting TE, 25, and a QB of the future at 23. Our defense has some good young pieces on the line but needs youth in LB and secondary. We can wait till 2010 for a game breaker at WR to groom with Henne, Pennington needs the type of receiver we have now. Be smart with free agents (no to TJ. Housh, Chad Johnson, etc) and look at 2nd tier guys like last year who are younger, cheaper and have potential.
Mike

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jan 4, 2009
No kidding Mandich.....DUHHH
Geroge

Hampton, VA

#11 Jan 4, 2009
To the Front Office, Coach and the Team,

As a Die-hard Dolphin Fan of 38 years I would like to express my sincere appreciation for restoring the pride of this team. Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and profesionalism. It was fun again to watch our team and I once again looked forward to each week, knowing we have had a chance to win each game. Mostly I appreciated the character and toughness of the team.

Many writers and pundits are already saying what a tough schedule we have next year. They're already saying we won't repeat as AFC East champs. Too many tough games againist good teams, they say. To which I reply, "Why not us!"

I know we wont stand pat. How much better can the offense get with another year together. Another great draft, bringing back some of our free agents, while signing some new impact players we can only get better.

I know these Dolphins will begin to prepare for next year as soon as they get some well deserved time off. I believe the character and work ethic they exibited this year will translate to greater success. I'm exited about 2009!!

Why not us!!!!!!!
Bill

Inman, SC

#12 Jan 4, 2009
Mike wrote:
No kidding Mandich.....DUHHH
Mike, you got to live in a cave, because you sure act like it, if you don't care for this team, try growing up and leave, or try being a man, your parents did a sorry job with you, but then, they didn't have much to work with. Bill
Miami Mike

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Jan 4, 2009
This was the greatest season in my experience as a fins fan. After last season there is not a group of guys that I am more proud of. Great job fins, thanks for a fantastic season.
MM
DEFCON 1

Spartanburg, SC

#14 Jan 4, 2009
A tip of the hat to the Baltimore Hurricanes!
D-CO

Thousand Oaks, CA

#15 Jan 4, 2009
We had a GREAT season, Beating the jeats was my Superbowl, One more draft and a few free agents and we may have a chance next year, DOLPHINS RULE !!!!!!!!!!
SUEY

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Jan 4, 2009
Guys, calm down, fortunes can and do change very quickly year to year in the NFL. There is not one of you out there that could've predicted 11-5 and division champs, so as well as you finished, a few bounces go the other way you could easily be 7-9 next year. Everything single thing went your way this year. The team was healthy all year, barely beating very bad teams on your easy schedule, Pennington played out of his mind and didn't miss a game for only the second time in his career. How about setting the record for turnovers in a season, please don't think that happens again. How long is the college offense going to work? Maybe the wish-bone is next. And for crying out loud, tell Saporno to take the shades off in press conferences!
Jay Mandich

Hollywood, FL

#17 Jan 4, 2009
Jim Mandich is a fraud. i was the original quoted author of this column, and I will continue to shoe this rag for the unscrupulous doooshbags that they are. GIVE ME the credit I deserve..after all I was first!

Also, George..you can get your tongue out of liar Huizenga's azz now..You are a pathetic panty-wad.

Pennington is what was advertised. This team will never progress with him at the QB position. It's the reason the Jets cut him loose. when he's healthy he'll get you 9 or 10 wins, then blow up in the playoffs. NYJ figured to get Favre in there and see what happens. Best bet for the Phins and their improving team is to get Henne ready as quick as possible or these new studs the Phins have will grow old the next 6 or seven years with Pennington, and go NOWHERE but to a wild card game or whatever.

How's that for solid advice Jimmy boy you second credited author.
socalfinfan

Paramount, CA

#18 Jan 4, 2009
All I can say is Im am proud of this team! Just last year they were the worst,this year they were in the playoffs.Who would of thunk! We finally have something to cheer about.We finally have a core & they can finally start tweaking here & there.Can't wait till next season.....GO FINS!!
Ryan L

Sherman Oaks, CA

#19 Jan 4, 2009
If that end around wasn't fumbled I think we had the game..there was a good shot of scoring on that play and ravens' O would've crumbled. Amazing they still were that close after 5 turn overs.

We now need a true stud WR to keep D's honest.
A reader

Hollywood, FL

#20 Jan 5, 2009
Jay Mandich wrote:
Jim Mandich is a fraud. i was the original quoted author of this column, and I will continue to shoe this rag for the unscrupulous doooshbags that they are. GIVE ME the credit I deserve..after all I was first!
Troll.

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