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There are 339 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 9, 2007, titled Dolphins fall to Redskins in overtime, 16-13 -- South Florida S.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

LANDOVER, Md. - Cam Cameron was wounded by his own creation in his NFL head-coaching debut, but it was a collapse by his inherited defense that doomed the Dolphins in a season-opening 16-13 overtime loss to the ...

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Jackie0

Cumming, GA

#1 Sep 9, 2007
Lots of coaching mistakes in this one the touchdown by Pelle cooled off tension of poor clock management by Cameron, and just too conservative 4 and goal from the 1 you don't kick a field goal to tie it there was plenty of time on the clock and the Skins would have beent backed up, to get another chance one thing to remember TOO CONSERVATIVE=LOSS!!!!!!!!!! you gambled in preseason and got results you get too conservtive that leads to negative results! keeped the Chargers from reaching the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!! off coarse dropped passes didn't help thanks David Martin here is an ex WR playing scared just what we don't need! and we don't need another conservative F....coach!!!!!!!!!!
Oeverall great job O'line and the defense was respectable.
Blah blah blah

Tucson, AZ

#2 Sep 9, 2007
Why does anyone care about such a perennially medicore team as the Dolphis? If they were playing in my backyard I wouldn't bother opening the curtains!
Football Star

Hialeah, FL

#3 Sep 9, 2007
Dolphins are not ready to compete. Poor play design and poor conditioning.
Kevin Pittman

United States

#4 Sep 9, 2007
I was at there Ted Ginn is a choke artest his mommy is his his biggest fan screw him for not given autigraphs
Lou Vales

Huntersville, NC

#5 Sep 9, 2007
Nearly a Quarter Of A Century Since Last Super Bowl Appearance----Yet expect the apologists and FANaticS(You know like guys who live in caves issuing threats--that is where the word came from) BLINDLY, BLISSFULLY and IGNORANTLY LOYAL to tell you to be PATIENT!!!!!! If the season ticket holders and those other misguided souls who follow this team were any more patient they would make the Stepford Wives look like Ann Coulter.

Step up and demand Blockbuster Boy to quit bragging about being "Hands Off" and to stick his shiny pate into the fray and demand SOMETHING!!! ANYTHING!!! I'm not talking about a Super Bowl win, Super Bowl appearance, post season win, or even a post season appearance--But how about being in contention for the Wild Card in November--Would Be a Start!!

Only the Dolphins could have a Green backed up by a Lemon and a 25 year old rookie with more missionary experience than Mother Teresa.
jahndoh

Goleta, CA

#6 Sep 9, 2007
Jackie0 wrote:
Lots of coaching mistakes in this one the touchdown by Pelle cooled off tension of poor clock management by Cameron, and just too conservative 4 and goal from the 1 you don't kick a field goal to tie it there was plenty of time on the clock and the Skins would have beent backed up, to get another chance one thing to remember TOO CONSERVATIVE=LOSS!!!!!!!!!! you gambled in preseason and got results you get too conservtive that leads to negative results! keeped the Chargers from reaching the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!! off coarse dropped passes didn't help thanks David Martin here is an ex WR playing scared just what we don't need! and we don't need another conservative F....coach!!!!!!!!!!
Oeverall great job O'line and the defense was respectable.
Read the quotes by the Defensive players. The fault doesn't lie with coaching.

The good news: This offensive line is not as far away as we thought.

The bad news: This defense may not be as good as we thought.

Should be interesting.
TED NUGENT

West Palm Beach, FL

#7 Sep 9, 2007
listen to J Taylor this guy tells it like it is they just got to win and everything else will come together be positive it will come around with candid cameron at the helm
Lou Vales

Huntersville, NC

#8 Sep 9, 2007
Ted, It will come around about the time your namesake becomes celibate.

Didn't take long for the Patience Brigade to come out. Cub fans are patient too and very supportive-----1909!!!!!!!!!!

“Wasilla Moose Chick for Sale”

Since: Aug 07

Definitely Not Wasilla

#9 Sep 9, 2007
Lou Vales wrote:
Nearly a Quarter Of A Century Since Last Super Bowl Appearance----Yet expect the apologists and FANaticS(You know like guys who live in caves issuing threats--that is where the word came from) BLINDLY, BLISSFULLY and IGNORANTLY LOYAL to tell you to be PATIENT!!!!!! If the season ticket holders and those other misguided souls who follow this team were any more patient they would make the Stepford Wives look like Ann Coulter.
Step up and demand Blockbuster Boy to quit bragging about being "Hands Off" and to stick his shiny pate into the fray and demand SOMETHING!!! ANYTHING!!! I'm not talking about a Super Bowl win, Super Bowl appearance, post season win, or even a post season appearance--But how about being in contention for the Wild Card in November--Would Be a Start!!
Only the Dolphins could have a Green backed up by a Lemon and a 25 year old rookie with more missionary experience than Mother Teresa.
I realize the LOUUUUUUUUUUUU here, we might lose him some day, I think Fredi Gonzo and Loria have driven him over the brink and he might just do himself in so I am worried about that but... look...

What Lou says has a lot of truth in it even if it is the first game only because Huizenga has really presided over the dismantling of a great franchise and has allowed a bunched of hatchet men (including Jimmy Johnson whose team just quit on him and then Huzenga allowed him to name Wannstedt to succeed) coaches and GM's to just implode this franchise. Now the Dolphins are in the midst of another one of these rebuilding periods which I thought was not going to be so but the coach has cleaned house again and remade the team and went to the moon to bring back and concussed 38 year old QB with no springy tendons in his throwing arm.

SO LOU IS GOING TO DO HIMSELF IN BUT HE IS WITHIN REASON IN MUCH OF WHAT HE SAYS... don't do it LOU VALES, we love you mengh! Fredi Gonzo wants to lick your cojones sooth you.
here we go again

Chapel Hill, NC

#10 Sep 9, 2007
I am one of those fans who actually sat in the Orange Bowl before the days of Don Shula. I've seen this team go from ugly times to undefeated. But this is just unbelievable. New coach, new QB,and it's as if it's all still the same. Why do I get this feeling that it's going to be another mediocre season at best. If they are going to be bad, at least be REAL bad so that they can get a decent draft pick! Sorry...I'm just a very frustrated Dolfan.
Woodstrock

Powder Springs, GA

#11 Sep 9, 2007
Blah blah blah wrote:
Why does anyone care about such a perennially medicore team as the Dolphis? If they were playing in my backyard I wouldn't bother opening the curtains!
Why would you even bother posting that comment? Why do you care?
Woodstrock

Powder Springs, GA

#12 Sep 9, 2007
Lou Vales wrote:
Nearly a I'm not talking about a Super Bowl win, Super Bowl appearance, post season win, or even a post season appearance--But how about being in contention for the Wild Card in November--Would Be a Start!!
Lou: this is the first game. The Dolphins lost in overtime on the road. Back away from the ledge.
If you want them to be in contention in November, you might have to wait until then, not writing them off after game 1.
Lou Vales

Huntersville, NC

#13 Sep 9, 2007
Fair Hooker, Thank you for the 'kind" words--I think. I'm not going anywhere. I actually am a 1969 Florida grad so I've been on a really good run here. However, that doesn't stop me from having compassion for all my Dolphin fans(Really hate that word because of the conotation of checking your brain at the door)who have suffered under the tortured stewardship of the Dolphins by H. Wayne--Did you know they did a study and it does help you in life to go by your first initial and middle name(H. Ross Perot and T. Bone Pickens)---Sorry I digressed--the tortured stewardship of H. Wayne who had the gall to break up a World Series champion and to remain hands off a pitiful, putrid football franchise that last appeared in a Super Bowl in Roger Clemens'rookie year and two years before Barry Bonds when his head was still smaller than Wayne's.
Lou Vales

Huntersville, NC

#14 Sep 9, 2007
Woodstrock, nice name. Of course poor David left us at an early age and Strock--well, I don't know what the Stoker is doing. Super Bowl in 82 and 2 years later another one and now nearly 7 presidential terms later not even a whiff. But you be patient. You sound like a real loyal FANatic maybe H. Wayne has even promised 40 vestal virgins for FANatics who remain loyal and preach patience to the infidels who believe in see a light at the end of the tunnel------That Isn't Another Train.

I hope your a young man with a lot of time. Of course if you were a Cub FANatic born in 1910 you probably thought you had a lot of time.
allen s of ft myers

Ooltewah, TN

#15 Sep 9, 2007
At the end of the 2nd half, we had no intention of trying to score.
Our poor clock handling then allowed
Washington two plays including a Hail Mary which totoally gassed our tired defensive line.
We had a 50-50 chance of having to come out on defense in overtime, so we had no business allowing the clock to have time for Washington when we had no intention of tryi8ng to score.
At least leave our defense on the bench for a few more minutes instead of making them come iout and have to go 100% with 28 seconds to go in the half.
SOD

Winchester, VA

#16 Sep 9, 2007
Same Old Dolphins! The decision at the end of regulation with a minute to go and 3 timeouts not to try to win the game was very disappointing. It reminded me of Wanny and Saban. Dropped balls, stupid penalties, no big plays on offense and the overrated defense getting the ball run down there throats all reek of the past 10 years. I coined this login name years ago. Will I ever be able to retire it?
Woodstrock

Powder Springs, GA

#17 Sep 9, 2007
Lou Vales wrote:
Woodstrock, nice name. Of course poor David left us at an early age and Strock--well, I don't know what the Stoker is doing. Super Bowl in 82 and 2 years later another one and now nearly 7 presidential terms later not even a whiff. But you be patient. You sound like a real loyal FANatic maybe H. Wayne has even promised 40 vestal virgins for FANatics who remain loyal and preach patience to the infidels who believe in see a light at the end of the tunnel------That Isn't Another Train.
I hope your a young man with a lot of time. Of course if you were a Cub FANatic born in 1910 you probably thought you had a lot of time.
Thanks for your concern Lou. I'll be just fine. I enjoy watching the Dolphins - always have. I do not, however, feel the need to get hysterical because the Dolphins lost their first game of the season on the road in overtime. They still have many more games to play.
True, this franchise has a ways to go to get out of this hole they are left in, but as we've seen in this era of the NFL, it can be turned around quickly. So why abandon ship after week 1? That is senseless. And to equate this with the Cubs - please, don't demean Cubs fans like that. This franchise has done more in the last 40 years than MOST NFL teams could wish for. To make that comparison is a bit over the top.
BTW - Don Strock was last spotted as head coach at FIU last year. He resigned at the end of last season amid the UM/FIU controversy.
key west

Miami, FL

#18 Sep 9, 2007
hey ,we got to overtime. Every knows the team who wins the toss, wins the game in sudden death. (tails never fails)
Lemmus

Okeechobee, FL

#19 Sep 9, 2007
...and here come the Huizenga haters frothing at their mouths with all kinds of inanities that do nothing more than display their incredible ignorance ...please wipe the spittle off before you spew your vitriol here, it putrifies my screen, eh.
...short of an outright win, the game gave good reason to think we may actually have a decent year ...Green looked pretty damn good with the exception of the throw to Smoot and the intentional grounding call ...that's a penalty you don't expect from any veteran QB ...the OL never opened any running lanes but on the other hand, Green was much better protected than any Mami QB in recent years ...the receivers lost the game more than any other part of the team -Chambers, Booker, and Martin all dropped passes that Green layed in their hands ...the vaunted run defense took a day off, lets hope that's all it was ...without that run defense working, it will be a very long season for Dolfans
...but ...big but here ...I thought I had died and gone to heaven when Cameron went for it on 4th and goal ...that, to me at least, is what says more than anything that there is reason to think Cameron might actually be the man we needed.
Dennis

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Sep 9, 2007
I originally thought the Dolphins would finish with a 6-10 record this year, but after watching this game, I think they'll be lucky to finish with that many wins. They just might be the doormats of the NFL this year.

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