Here's to Old Blue: Pasqualoni's inte...

Here's to Old Blue: Pasqualoni's intensity works well for defense

There are 29 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 4, 2008, titled Here's to Old Blue: Pasqualoni's intensity works well for defense. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Paul Pasqualoni's approach to defense? "Win your head-to-head matchup in your little area," Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell says.

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finsfan4ever

United States

#1 Dec 5, 2008
The TUNA made a great choice bringing Pasq. here.The defense is usually on the same page,far fewer mental breakdowns,even with no real "stars",other than Joey.It's fun to be a finsfan again..........Thanks to the Trifecta.........GO FINS!!!!!!!!!!
Jahndonut

Covington, LA

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Burp!
Olivadotti

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Dec 5, 2008
He's not as good as I was.
Jeff

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Dec 5, 2008
Pasqualoni is a bad college coach
Fins reality check

Atlanta, GA

#5 Dec 5, 2008
perhaps an equivalent of a High School Education should be the watermark for these forums?
Olive

Cape Coral, FL

#6 Dec 5, 2008
I miss the days of Tom Olivadotti. Opposing offenses used to get stuffed by our D and nobody could score on us. We always played well against the Bills and Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed were no match for us. Ok, let me wake up now. Thank god that a hole is outta here.
DolphnDenny

Miami, FL

#7 Dec 5, 2008
Olivadotti got a bum rap. Pass happy Marino put the Fin defense on the field most of the game and they were exhausted by the middle of the 3rd quarter. Marino should've taken advantage of Tony Nathan and it would've been beneficial for the entire team.
buster rhymes

Anchorage, AK

#8 Dec 5, 2008
this ORGANIZATION has been rebuilt by Parcells in a way that will keep us competitive for years to come. no more Wannstadt/Spielmann, Saban garbage.(I still say Cameron got a raw deal here). Dolphin fans can look forward to a return to winning ways like we had under "the Don".
buster rhymes

Anchorage, AK

#9 Dec 5, 2008
DolphnDenny wrote:
Olivadotti got a bum rap. Pass happy Marino put the Fin defense on the field most of the game and they were exhausted by the middle of the 3rd quarter. Marino should've taken advantage of Tony Nathan and it would've been beneficial for the entire team.
that's a new one. watch some of the old games if you have theem taped like i do. what you will see is some of the most terrible defense you could be witness too, starting in thee first quarter on the first series. Marino was constantly having to throw to keep them in the game, and he carried them to a lot of wins and close losses. how many times did Miami score over 30 points and still loose??? If Olivodati had any talent why has he disappeared from the NFL?
joel goodman

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Dec 5, 2008
And in addition, the coach is a good husband and father and one terrific cook, as well as being an all around nice guy----off the field of battle.
Bruce

Fort Pierce, FL

#11 Dec 5, 2008
buster rhymes wrote:
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that's a new one. watch some of the old games if you have theem taped like i do. what you will see is some of the most terrible defense you could be witness too, starting in thee first quarter on the first series. Marino was constantly having to throw to keep them in the game, and he carried them to a lot of wins and close losses. how many times did Miami score over 30 points and still loose??? If Olivodati had any talent why has he disappeared from the NFL?
Thats not a new or original idea. Many experts have said the same thing about Marino's game hurting the D. And Shula, Jimmy J, Bill Cowher are all talented coaches that have dissapeared from the NFL. That doesnt mean anything.
hertzer

Easton, PA

#12 Dec 5, 2008
just keep doin what you're doin paul. next year we'll get you some more help. we need some more blitzing though, i thought we could have put more pressure on bulger if we would have sent more than four guys.
hertzer

Easton, PA

#13 Dec 5, 2008
bruce,

marino had to pass the ball all day, he had no running game. you could blame marino all you want, but the blame should go to don shula. he never added any fire power to marinos' offense. many experts said that the texans were dumb for passing on reggie bush and vince young, so i guess what they say mean nothing either.
hertzer

Easton, PA

#14 Dec 5, 2008
let's hope we don't go back to the days of the don. i for one thought that he is a big reason we were so bad. can anyone here go back and tell me how don shulas' drafts worked out? they sucked! he didn't draft for the future. he lost control of the locker room. he let this team become complacent. this team was happy just making the playoffs, they never had much drive after that. that is something i would not like to repeat. this team under don shula would probably just be happy to be winning again and become satisfied. this team under tony sparano will play every game like it's the playoffs. the attitude has changed.

don shula had some good years, but he let this team go toward the end, and i will never forget that. so to say i would like this team to get back to the days of the don would be silly. i like the new age of bill, tony, dan, paul, ireland.
Bob Greasy

Manistee, MI

#15 Dec 5, 2008
I like that he said his former QB at Syracuse, Donovam McNabb, should have known the NFL overtime rules.

Now, whup those losers from Lake Erie and make their smelly, toothless, obese fans cry some more!
Mark

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Dec 5, 2008
hertzer wrote:
bruce,
marino had to pass the ball all day, he had no running game. you could blame marino all you want, but the blame should go to don shula. he never added any fire power to marinos' offense. many experts said that the texans were dumb for passing on reggie bush and vince young, so i guess what they say mean nothing either.
Like a previous poster said, they had an excellent RB when Tony Nathan was there. Marino didnt use him to full advantage.
Armchair Analyst

Buffalo, NY

#17 Dec 5, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text> Like a previous poster said, they had an excellent RB when Tony Nathan was there. Marino didnt use him to full advantage.
What definition of "excellent" are you using? I think it's a stretch to say Tony Nathan was an excellent RB. Good, yes. Excellent? That word ought to be reserved for the Walter Paytons, Eric Dickersons, Terrell Davis's, Emmitt Smiths, Curtis Martins, Barry Sanders, and currently Adrian Pertersons of the world. As I've said before, the problem with Miami in those yrs was no premeir RB and a SOFT offensive line. BTW, I agree with Hertzer about Shula and the decline.

Since: Mar 08

O Fallon, IL

#18 Dec 5, 2008
DolphnDenny wrote:
Olivadotti got a bum rap. Pass happy Marino put the Fin defense on the field most of the game and they were exhausted by the middle of the 3rd quarter. Marino should've taken advantage of Tony Nathan and it would've been beneficial for the entire team.
Ah the Bend But Don't Break (BBDB) defense. That's what got Shula run out of town, his refusal to can Olivadotti. That's why Jimmy Johnson was brought in, to make the defense more aggressive and create turnovers while creating a running game to control the ball. He also got rid of Eric Green, the TE who missed 19 practices the season prior.

Since: Mar 08

O Fallon, IL

#19 Dec 5, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text> Like a previous poster said, they had an excellent RB when Tony Nathan was there. Marino didnt use him to full advantage.
Miami went through a 20-year drought in which NO running back rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season. THat drought started in 1978, 5 years BEFORE Marino was drafted.
Armchair Analyst

Buffalo, NY

#20 Dec 5, 2008
Bruce wrote:
<quoted text> Thats not a new or original idea. Many experts have said the same thing about Marino's game hurting the D. And Shula, Jimmy J, Bill Cowher are all talented coaches that have dissapeared from the NFL. That doesnt mean anything.
First, If you are the "Bruce" to whom I responded a few days ago that you had decontextualized a comment I had previously made, I would like to ask your forgiveness for the sarcasm in my reply to your reply to my statement. I made a remark that you ought to consider a PR role in the next presidential campaign b/c of decontextualization. I apologize for my sarcasm which was completely unnecessary. If you are that Bruce, will you please forgive me?(I'm not certain where that Bruce was from) If it's not you, please disregard the apology.

About Olivadotti, though, I can remember thinking when he first came to the Fins he was a good DC, but the longer he was there the more I began to question the on-field product, and by the time he left, I was glad Olivadotti had become "Outuvajobi."

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