Dolphins want to “shatter” playoff dreams of the Jets

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The Dolphins have been out of the playoff hunt since, oh, mid-October. That makes this Sunday’s home game against the Jets the closest thing they will get to a playoff game.

It sounds like they are relishing the opportunity.

“As a Dolphin, that’s all you want to do is shatter their dreams,” Dolphins defensive lineman Kendall Langford said via the Miami Herald. “I’m sure the fans would love it, too. I’m sure the New York fans would hate it.”

The Dolphins have looked like a better team than the Jets in the second half of the season. Taking out their longtime rivals would be a nice way to wrap up Jason Taylor’s career.

“To be in a position, No. 1, where you can play in a football game and No. 2, win a football game and affect the outcome of a season of a rival, obviously, yeah, that’s motivation,” said Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick.

We’ve seen the Jets’ playoff chances calculated at 10%, but the scenarios they need to get into the playoffs aren’t so far-fetched.

The hardest part of the entire equation will be scoring enough to beat a good Dolphins defense in Miami.

70 responses to “Dolphins want to “shatter” playoff dreams of the Jets

  1. Don’t flatter yourselves, Miami. Jets already took care of blowing the post season on their own. It’s kinda sad that you are hoping to boast that it was your team that caused it.

  2. The Dolphins played with pride and resolve on Saturday against the Patriots. I think the fact the game was in NE saved the Patriots.

    But if the Fins get up by 17 at home, I don’t see the Jets coming back. It’ll be interesting to see what non-playoff teams mail it in and what teams play hard to build momentum for next year. I know the Fins will show up.

  3. the one thing you can say about the Phins…. they have been awesome spoilers the last 20 years…

    it’s weird how it keeps happening… one sticks out in my mind… the Pats came to Miami looking to lock the division in late 2006 and got blanked 21-0 by the 6-10 Phins (!) led by…. wait for it…. Joey Harrington (!!) …. Cassell went into the game.. that’s how bad it was.

    it’s spooky… my money is on the Phins… they will spoil again….

  4. Let’s hope Fat Boy doesn’t back-door his way into the playoffs again or it’ll be another endless off-season of dumb quotes about how the Jets are early 2012 Super Bowl favorites.

  5. I thought the Jets were going to win the Super Bowl ?
    Rex needs to shut up and get to a Super Bowl before he ever talks about winning won again. I guess he’s trying to take pressure off the team by making himself look like an idiot.

  6. And in doing so, shattering any chance of having a pick high enough to possibly get a quarterback in the draft.

    A loss to the Jets not only would potentially get us a top 5 pick, but it would also give Woody Johnson reason to believe (falsely) that Rex and Sanchez deserve to stick around. Win-Win.

    Who cares if the Jets make the playoffs? It’s not about them. It’s about what’s best for us. And by “us”, I mean Dolphins fans. Not the Dolphins players. Most of them will be gone. But we’re here for LIFE!. Winning this game is not in our best interests.

  7. Talk about ending the season on a high note! I STILL can’t wait to see the Dolphins eliminate the Jets, doom Mark Sanchez, and put Rex Ryan on the hot seat! GO DOLPHINS!

  8. Ah as a Giants fan I would absolutely love that. I never cared about the Jets one way or the other, but ever since Rex Ryan came along all these Jets fans became loudmouth d-bags who constantly talk trash, many times at the expense of the Giants for no reason. So glad we took care of business last week and I will not miss a second of this game.

  9. Hilarious how a TEAM that has not won anything is over 40 years is such a THREAT to other teams and there FANS because of there COACH ……The Hate towards them is PATHETIC …..COME ON People Get REAL !

  10. randomguy9999 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 12:16 PM
    it’s weird how it keeps happening… one sticks out in my mind… the Pats came to Miami looking to lock the division in late 2006 and got blanked 21-0 by the 6-10 Phins (!) led by…. wait for it…. Joey Harrington (!!) …. Cassell went into the game.. that’s how bad it was.
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    You do know that the Patriots went 12-4 that year and made it to the AFC Championship game right?

  11. And in doing so, shattering any chance of having a pick high enough to possibly get a quarterback in the draft.

    A loss to the Jets not only would potentially get us a top 5 pick, but it would also give Woody Johnson reason to believe (falsely) that Rex and Sanchez deserve to stick around. Win-Win.

    Who cares if the Jets make the playoffs? It’s not about them. It’s about what’s best for us. And by “us”, I mean Dolphins fans. Not the Dolphins players. Most of them will be gone. But we’re here for LIFE!. Winning this game is not in our best interests.
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    I agree. We can pick as high as fifth with a loss and as low as tenth with a win. I just want to see a competitive game, a major Jets injury and a Dolphins loss.

  12. The Dolphins could actually kill the playoff chances of the Jets, Titans and even the Raiders by beating the Jets. As a Dolphins fan knocking the Jets out of the post season is about the only thing that would make this season tolerable.

  13. “Why weren’t the Dolphins weren’t this motivated in the first half of the season?”

    Tough to be motivated when you know that management is insisting on starting the worst QB in the league, that being Chad Henne. It’s no coincidence that they began to play better once they had someone semi-competent at the position.

  14. Quote: ““As a Dolphin, that’s all you want to do is shatter their dreams,” Dolphins defensive lineman Kendall Langford said via the Miami Herald. “I’m sure the fans would love it, too. I’m sure the New York fans would hate it.”

    *****

    Sure the Dolphins fans might love it, but as usually the place will be 75% Jets fans, especially on a holiday weekend.

    The only thing worse than Dolphin fans is the team itself.

    Jets 24
    Guppies 10

  15. Do everyone a favor and beat these morons so they are watching the playoffs. I am so sick of hearing about them.

  16. .

    @quadassio

    “Dolphins are garbage ”

    Not really ….they’ve been hurt by injuries. That’s especially true at QB where all teams are thin. They’ve also lost some close games. The Patriots didn’t so much as win last week at home, as escaped.

    .

  17. LOL. Another year, another Dulphin team who’s hoping their season Hilight is beating the Jets….

    I’ve personally seen the Jets win as many Rings as the Fins and a lot better football in NY the past decade or so.

    Miami has become the new Bungals.

  18. Just do it very slowly a FG to ice it with 20 sec.
    on the clock would be nice.Also all the teams the
    Jets need to lose do just that. 🙂

  19. oh the webs we weave. do we try for a better pick or ruin a rivals chance at the playoffs?
    I just hope we do the right thing in the front office so we can get some better talent on the field.
    GOING TO MISS U JASON TAYLOR!

  20. Has everyone forgotten how the Dolphins have most often had a home field disadvantage?

    They have 3 wins at home: Bills, Redskins & Raiders (who didn’t have their top wideouts or RB).

    Recently, they pissed away a lead to the Pats in NE, almost pissed away a lead to the Bills in Buffalo and lost badly to an Eagles team that was shooting itself in the foot the whole game in Miami.

    How you look at the results depends on the narrative you want to build.

  21. The Dolphins have been out of the playoff hunt since, oh, mid-October. That makes this Sunday’s home game against the Jets the closest thing they will get to a playoff game.

    this is true..but dolphins fans wont take off there aqua and queer glasses to realize moral victories dont show up on the stat line

  22. 1972wasalongtimeago says:Dec 30, 2011 12:23 PM

    And in doing so, shattering any chance of having a pick high enough to possibly get a quarterback in the draft.

    A loss to the Jets not only would potentially get us a top 5 pick, but it would also give Woody Johnson reason to believe (falsely) that Rex and Sanchez deserve to stick around. Win-Win.

    Who cares if the Jets make the playoffs? It’s not about them. It’s about what’s best for us. And by “us”, I mean Dolphins fans. Not the Dolphins players. Most of them will be gone. But we’re here for LIFE!. Winning this game is not in our best interests.
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    You ever heard of trading up in the draft…? Laying down for a team never helps anyone, especially your interim coach who is fighting for his life and will score some solid points with a big win over the Jets. The difference between #5 and #10 in the draft isn’t a lot, and the current caliber of top QB’s drafted in the first 10 picks of each year’s draft class isn’t playing out to well….and, Andrew Luck may turn out to be a complete turd of an NFL QB.
    I want to see No Flex Rex eat his own foot, some crow…and some other choice things.

  23. bigharold says: Dec 30, 2011 1:10 PM

    “ampats says:
    Dec 30, 2011 12:20 PM
    ….. 43 years of losing, NY Jets Football”

    Exactly half as long as the Red Sox losing!

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    Two things: 1) The Red Sox are a baseball team, not a football team. Wrong website.

    2) Either way, the Red Sox won 2 World Series this past decade. Which is really more important, how they played this past decade, or how they played this past century?

  24. @purpleisreallypinkyouknow: first off, what a “special” username.

    But laying down never helps? It helps you keep the assets you’d need to give up to trade up. What does winning a meaningless game help the franchise? This isn’t tanking a whole season and starting a culture of losing, but just one game that won’t have an effect on the franchise other than the draft pick.

    You rather win a game for the rah-rah factor and then have to pay a premium to get the pick you could have had if you had lost? Explain how that makes sense.

  25. A win for the Phins here would be a nice way to retire Jason Taylor, who has always been a class guy and fun to watch. Can the Jets back into the playoffs 3 years in a row? I doubt it and it sure would be nice to finally see fat Rex shut up about how much better he thinks the team is than everyone and everything else. Go Phins!

  26. grilledjesus says:
    Dec 30, 2011 12:45 PM
    randomguy9999 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 12:16 PM
    it’s weird how it keeps happening… one sticks out in my mind… the Pats came to Miami looking to lock the division in late 2006 and got blanked 21-0 by the 6-10 Phins (!) led by…. wait for it…. Joey Harrington (!!) …. Cassell went into the game.. that’s how bad it was.
    ————————————————-
    You do know that the Patriots went 12-4 that year and made it to the AFC Championship game right?

    ===================================

    ummmmm yes, I know… I didn’t say anything about them knocking the Pats out….

    the point is, in that particular game the Pats went there expecting to lock up 1st place 2 weeks early against a weak team and for some reason it was spoiled by the mysterious Phins… and similar stuff seems to happen with the Phins every year…. weird….

  27. There’s no doubt my Jets have issues that need addressed and I don’t believe they belong in the playoffs right now because I’d rather concentrate on the draft, but if I had $1.00 for everytime the Dolls said this and didn’t pull through, I could retire.

  28. Dolphins want to “shatter” playoff dreams of the Jets
    ##################################

    Shouldn’t be much of a problem.

    Just make sure Sanchez plays the whole game. That should be good enough for at least 3 turnovers and about a dozen horrible throws.

    Bye – Bye Rexy !!!

    J-E-S-T !!!!
    Jests, Jests, Jests !!!!

  29. randomguy9999 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 2:58 PM

    So basically your point is that in 2006 the Dolphins stopped the Pats from clinching the division after game 13?

    Ummm…congrats?

  30. When asked if he was ready for his last game of the season this Sunday. Bart Scott replied, “Can’t wait!”

  31. This is one week where I will actually be rooting for the Dolphins.
    Top five reasons to hate the Jets:
    5) They claim they are from NY. (sorry, only one team from NY state, thats Buffalo)
    4) Revis Island is not truly an island, Its a peninsula. (ask Stevie Johnson)
    3) Bart Scott, a man with a big mouth and a little brain.
    2) Aaron Maybin, the Bills gave you Millions of dollars and every chance to succeed, what happened? BUST
    1) Rex Ryan- Need I say any more?

  32. @EJ

    5) Sorry, but few really care about the distinction you’re making. You know, they’re, also, not planes powered by turbines, if you want to correct their name some more.
    4) And what is Stevie supposed to answer? That Fitzpatrick tried to airmail him a ticket off the island, but Stevie couldn’t catch it?
    3) Well…pass.
    2) Bust? Didn’t look like that in Jersey. Only seemed to look like that on the only team really from NY. You mad?
    1) You hate them because Rex has coached them into the AFC Championship his first two seasons while the Bills have been getting an effin’ snack at home for…how long is it now?

  33. So you Dolphins fans are rooting to beat the Jets to end their playoff chances that are already basically dead? Go ahead and win that meaningless game and ruin your draft position.. way to gooo. Then you can hire Schottenheimer as your HC and suck for years to come. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

  34. Typical Jets article comments:
    Bitter & bored Patriot fans, negatively modified J-E-T-S chant, negative JETS acronyms, stupid feet jokes, unwarranted Revis criticism, Super Bowl jokes………..

  35. In all seriousness, if Langford really means what he said, that’s refreshing. It feels rare that a player would so identify with their franchise rivalries that they’d express such a desire. Then again, it seems to be cropping up a bit more lately. Hope the NFL isn’t trying to WWE it up.

  36. grilledjesus says:
    Dec 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    So basically your point is that in 2006 the Dolphins stopped the Pats from clinching the division after game 13?

    Ummm…congrats?

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    sigh… no, my point is it feels like there have been an unusual number of times when the Phins surprised to spoil a teams playoff expectations in some way especially when they had losing seasons….

    I called out the 2006 week 14 game as simply a memorable example of that as the Pats (and everyone else) thought it was gonna be a slam dunk… because of that game, the Pats went scoreless for the first time in 3 or so years, fell from 2nd seed to 4th, pulled Brady in a losing game (wow), had to play the wildcard game, and who knows what else…. and that’s definitely a ‘spoiler’…

    you might be a Pats fan taking offence, if so, please don’t, it’s just an example of a very surprising game…

  37. As a Dolphin fan i’m afraid our season will be that much more miserable when the Jets turn us into chum. At least i can make fun of them for not having a QB and baking into the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row. How do they do that? It’s not fair, i mean come on, we dont have a QB either, why should they get all the breaks?
    I better start thinking up some really clever foot jokes. Yeah, that will be my answer to them winning!

  38. bigdan7885 says:
    Dec 30, 2011 12:31 PM
    Ah as a Giants fan I would absolutely love that. I never cared about the Jets one way or the other, but ever since Rex Ryan came along all these Jets fans became loudmouth d-bags who constantly talk trash, many times at the expense of the Giants for no reason. So glad we took care of business last week and I will not miss a second of this game.

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    sorry you feel that way big guy. i haven’t seen a lot of loudmouth d bag jets fans (ok, there’s been a few). my team’s season will probably be over at the giants game time. i’m looking forward to see the gints smack the cowboys down. go giants!
    now i’m gonna disappoint you because i want to say i think rex is great.

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