Dolphins owner: FedEx Field crowd felt like a home game

AP

It’s bad enough the Washington fans have to endure endless quarterback drama, and one of the less user-friendly venues in the NFL.

Or maybe it’s because of those things that Dolphins fans had a major presence at FedEx Field yesterday, with owner Stephen Ross saying he appreciated the absence of home field advantage.

“It was unbelievable,” Ross said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “Wasn’t it amazing? I mean, you felt it was almost a home game. At least on our side of the ball, it was great seeing all the green there. We’ve got another away game next week. So we’ve got some challenges.”

Of course, the Dolphins are staying in state next week when they go to Jacksonville, so they’ll have a chance to have another strong contingent. But quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he was impressed with the number of Dolphins fans in D.C.

“It’s awesome,” Tannehill said. “You know, I always enjoy playing on the road and when you have the kind of fan base that we did out there today, it makes it even more enjoyable. I feel like our fans always travel well wherever we go in the NFL. I feel like we have a good number of fans. But that had to be probably the best road showing that I’ve seen from our fans.

“They made an impact on the game. They were getting the Dolphins chant going throughout the game and making noise when we were on defense. And when you can do that in an away stadium, it’s huge.”

Unless, of course, you’re a Washington player or fan, and you have to watch someone else celebrate in your kitchen.

37 responses to “Dolphins owner: FedEx Field crowd felt like a home game

  1. I’ve been to maybe 15 Fins road games in different stadiums. Yesterday was the first time I’d heard anything like this. It seemed there were as many Fins fans as Skins fans. He wasn’t kidding about the chanting . It was pretty loud.

  2. Good thing they were all there to get a first hand look at what a flop Suh is going to be after he comes back from his suspension.

  3. That’s pretty funny since their home games are always like road games with so many visiting fans regularly taking over their stadium.

  4. The upper tier of the stadium looks ridiculous with all those seats removed, and covering those sections with Fed Ex’s purple and green looks horrible next to all the maroon and yellow. The phrase “once proud franchise” comes to mind. Whattamess!!!

  5. Guess he knows how the Steelers/Pats/Bills/Jets/Cowboys/Packers/49ers/Ravens/Giants/Eagles/Saints/Seahawks/Bears/Broncos/Chiefs teams feels when they got into a half empty Sunlife with 60% of the crowd in their colors.

  6. Add the Redskins to the growing list of failed Dan Snyder business ventures.
    Johnny Rockets
    Six Flags
    Redskins

    I’m beginning to think he got extremely lucky with Snyder Communications.

    This guy made Joe Gibbs into a loser and has driven away one of the strongest fan bases in the league. To the point of having to chop away at his stadium capacity.

    What’s the opposite of the Midas touch?

  7. As a long time dolphins fans, I can say that most Miami home games have a fare share of opposing fans in the stands too. The worst of course is whenever there is a NY team playing in Miami, soo many people down here from Ny, and dont worry, they let everyone know where they are from…even when you dont ask..

  8. This is what has become of a once rabid fan base. It is not the losing, Redskin fans have had many periods of it over the years. It is the sense of utter hopelessness that things will turn around. On top of endless mistakes by ownership and management this organization cannot help but feel snake bit. From taking an expensive gamble on RG111 which blew up in their face to having huge cap penalties to 100 million dollar free agents who played poorly, nothing works out for this organization. The team has been mismanaged for so long combined with unbelievable bad luck that it is hard to remain a fan. There is a tunnel with no light at the end of it.

  9. I’ll start going to games again when Dan Snyder is out of the picture. With him being the youngest owner in the league that probably means never. I will not adopt another team but its hard to blame the fans who have and who will. The absolute disfunction of this franchise under Snyder is staggering. Ownership aside, a terrible football product in an awful stadium makes staying away an easy decision.

  10. mpayne12 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 8:14 AM

    Can’t really blame skins fans for the no show. I hope it is finally hitting Snyder in the wallet.
    ________________
    Yes and no. Maybe it was different during the Gibbs years, but DC is the most intra-national city in America– at least 1 in 3, if not 2 in 3, people living in the DMV were born elsewhere in the country. You can look in any sports bar in the area and see at least 12 different teams represented. And not just the bandwagon teams– Chicago, Cleveland, Miami and Buffalo always seem to turn out in force. I think I even saw a Jacksonville fan yesterday, but maybe it was just a trick of the light.

    That said, the Redskins fanbase really should work harder at punishing Snyder for almost two decades of misery.

  11. long life Dolphins fan. I was at the game yesterday.. and I was actually more impressed with the large amount of Dolphin fans then the actual play of the team.

  12. Philbin STILL can’t coach this team to ply 60 minutes!!! Thank GOD for Landry returning that punt back for a score, other wise would have been a loss!!! Miami is no where near ready to play our own division in week 3 & 4!!! FIRE PHILBIN NOW & let Lazor take the team over not to disrupt the system!!! ZERO sacks, & them running up & down the field ALL GAME LONG!!!

  13. 161 YARDS RUSHING
    DEFENSE ALLOWED 256 ttl yrds
    DEFENSE ALLOWED only 10 pts
    Stats from the REDSKINS week one loss. I wonder how they compared to other team stats? If only there were a place to talk about it on a Professional level. You know since its 🏈

  14. Forbes Magazine listed most valuable football teams
    1 Dallas Cowboys
    2 New England Patriots
    3 Washington REDSKINS

    Miami Dolphins used to have their games blacked out because they can’t fill their stadium. Thanks to revenue sharing this story appears relevant only to those who don’t know.

  15. “…so many people down here from NY, and don’t worry, they let everyone know where they are from…even when you don’t ask.”

    Same thing in SoCal.

  16. That’s because the backup QB was starting when the best QB on the team was riding the pine. Hard to get excited about that.

  17. If you are a Redskin season ticket holder, you have worthless tickets you paid a fortune to obtain, to see a team that stinks on ice. I don’t blame them for selling the seats for whatever they can get. The people outside the stadium selling bootleg shirts should also switch sides.

  18. 12coltsfan12 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 8:03 AM
    dolphins needed every bit of everything to win this game. redskins are the worst team in the league. you do the math…
    —————-
    After doing the math…

    27-10, Dolphins road win.
    24-14, Colts loss.

    It would appear the colts didn’t have enough of anything, and that was against a journeyman QB.

  19. VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 14, 2015 3:29 PM
    12coltsfan12 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 8:03 AM
    dolphins needed every bit of everything to win this game. redskins are the worst team in the league. you do the math…
    —————-
    After doing the math…

    27-10, Dolphins road win.
    24-14, Colts loss.

    It would appear the colts didn’t have enough of anything, and that was against a journeyman QB.
    ————————————————————–
    I think you need to re-do your math…you don’t even know the correct scores..SMH

  20. 12coltsfan12 says:
    Sep 15, 2015 9:50 AM
    VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 14, 2015 3:29 PM
    12coltsfan12 says:
    Sep 14, 2015 8:03 AM
    dolphins needed every bit of everything to win this game. redskins are the worst team in the league. you do the math…
    —————-
    After doing the math…

    27-10, Dolphins road win.
    24-14, Colts loss.

    It would appear the colts didn’t have enough of anything, and that was against a journeyman QB.
    ————————————————————–
    I think you need to re-do your math…you don’t even know the correct scores..SMH
    —————–
    My bad, the colts actually lost by more.

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