Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Super Bowl Buzz Kill: Miami Dolphins

Anybody can pick winners. We at The Hater Nation like to predict the losers. And last year, who could match our accuracy? The Hater Nation went 31 for 32 in picking teams that would not win the Super Bowl. If you read through the lines, too, you would have saw that we were secretly picking the Saints to take the whole thing.

So here is the 2010 Super Bowl Buzz Kill. A feature so awesome, those (expletives) at Deadspin have blatantly ripped it off. Turns out the schmucks at the Bleacher Report did, too. Always imitated, never duplicated.

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins

For those of you worried that WR Brandon Marshall was going to change once he went to Miami, don’t worry, he seems to be the same guy. That is both good and bad.

Marshall started his tenure with the Dolphins on the right foot. The Dolphins do not hold press conferences for players who are acquired via trade. So Marshall held his own.


At least Davone Bess had the balls to stand up to him and not yield his No. 15 jersey. Of course, that was big news in Miami for a number of weeks.

Marshall was somewhat disappointing during his playing debut with the Dolphins on Saturday, and that extended into practice on Tuesday. Marshall dropped two very catchable passes in his debut. Sure, it might have been raining in Miami on Saturday, but you are paid to catch the football. The word receiver is in the name of your position. You need to be able to catch.

But it gets better.

Marshall dropped a pass on Tuesday, but rebounded with a reception on his next target. But then, and Broncos fans might remember this, Marshall punted the ball after racing into the end zone, according to the Sun Sentinel.

You can take the a-hole out of Denver, and he is still an a-hole in Miami, too.

Remember that when LeBron James takes court in Miami.

And speaking of basketball. You might remember a couple of days ago, I shared a link that Marshall thinks he can play in the NBA. Not with those hands. Hey Brandon, you are not that great at your current job. Maybe you should try to hone your skills in football before going into basketball.

This is a shame, too.

The Dolphins have a pretty good team going. Chad Henne should develop into a nice quarterback. The defense appears solid. But there is something about Marshall that just screams loser.

Marshall was on these Broncos squads that folded at the end of the year. I am not saying that it is all his fault. But Marshall has never struck me as a guy who will put a team on his shoulders and say, "follow me."

Bottom line: The Dolphins probably feel like they got a final piece of the puzzle by getting a true No. 1 receiver, but his attitude threatens to sink this team. Otherwise, there would be a lot to look forward to in Miami.

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