Daniel Kilgore: Disheartening to hear things being said about the Dolphins

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Unanimous opinions can be hard to come by in the football world, but there’s really only one school of thought when it comes to the Dolphins in Week One of the 2019 season.

Their 59-10 loss to the Ravens featured shortcomings in every corner of the field and the fans who were in attendance voiced their displeasure with the product at various points during the game. Neither the roster nor the schedule offers much promise that things are going to be getting better anytime soon, so the Dolphins will likely be in for more booing and talk of tanking in the weeks to come.

Center Daniel Kilgore addressed that on Monday and admitted that it’s hard for players to be on the receiving end.

“I don’t know what they do in their lives,” Kilgore said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “I don’t know what they do at their jobs. For us, being here every day and working our tails off. We put so much into it. It’s disheartening to hear the things being said. But you got to block it out. As a team we got to stick together, and encourage one another. It’s a long season. It’s one game. Hopefully we can stack up some wins, block everything out and stick together.”

The nature of the loss and the bleak outlook for the year to come led some Dolphins players to start looking for a way out of Miami. Kilgore responded to that by saying “if you don’t want to be here, I don’t want you here,” although any negative judgment implied by that message probably won’t be taken as a negative by any player who wants to move on.

28 responses to “Daniel Kilgore: Disheartening to hear things being said about the Dolphins

  1. He’s right. Players don’t tank. The management may have goals other than winning games but even the most mercenary of players still want to win.

  2. Welcome to the real world…poorly performing companies get hammered by analysts, on social media, wall street, etc. People lose their jobs, sometimes customers boycott, leave nasty reviews, and sometimes companies go bankrupt. Can I get you a tissue Kilgore?

  3. I am not a dolphins fan but it is BS. I’m positive that those coaches and players are killing them selves all week and that loses feel horrible to them. The GM is playing the long game. I’m sure he would love to win while resetting this roster but it doesn’t happen that way.

  4. Disheartening = Season ticket holders who pay thousands of dollars and don’t even see their team give an effort!

    Dolphins were 1-15 in 2007 but at least most games were close.

    Cry me a river Kilgore, now try blocking someone.

    0-16 is a guarantee in 2019.

  5. The loss was bad but we were bringing linemen the week of game I understand it’s gonna take patience and the losses will come we’ll get more competitive as season progresses take a look at the browns they were supposed to make a run with all there talent and got ther asses kicked by titans not much better then our loss and were starting from scratch if players want out after 1 loss let them go they should be looking at there own performance and see it was a total team loss after a game like that tou can only get better

  6. But this is the NFL today. Players want new contracts players want traded, player threaten GM’s players fight on the field. The self important self entitled players we see more and more has taken the game backwards

  7. Boo Hoo….. I know it must suck to be with such a totally inept franchise, but deal with it. If you can’t, walk away and find another line of work.

  8. Excuses could be made for the offense with the new guys on the o-line only playing together a week or so. My problem was with the defense and special teams. Grant’s fair catch fumble could not come at a worse time, the fake punt, and so many missed tackles… Geez.

  9. Yeah bad loss (terrible loss) but it really is one game. I still say that players wanna play. They can’t get contracts if they do not play. The franchise has been in relative disarray since Marino days. Ok…so fix it.

  10. Kilgore it was disheartening when Ross hired a coach from the Belichick coaching tree whom have failed multiple times. Kind of like the Lions. Patricia is used to having te refs lock the game down for them in Foxboro. Cards came back to tie. Now he sees the other side and will be out of a job in 2 years.

  11. Think of how different things would be if Grier took Lamar Jackson over Minka in the first round. The Fins brass were ‘all in’ on Tannehill returning from injury and leading them to the playoffs….NOT.
    Imagine if we kept Pouncey, Suh, Vernon, Tunsil, Landry and had Jackson tossing 60 yard bombs on Sunday.
    …but we now have a 3rd string roster and the ‘HOPE” that we draft a franchise QB next year…ugh ;-(

  12. Who in the world would be asking to be traded? Reshad Jones is the most likely culprit and maybe Kenyan Drake because of his usage. Other than that, hard to imagine any of the undrafted rookies and scrap heap guys they are rolling out are seriously thinking they should be above this and need to be moved. Most of the talented players they have are in their first or second year as well.

    Unfortunately, I think this is the way to build a team in this overly QB-dependent league now. You MUST have the franchise QB and your odds of hitting on one go up exponentially when you pick first or at least in the top 5. Dolphins virtually guaranteeing themselves to get Herbert or Tua.

  13. I still love the Dolphins. The score was embarrassing but really the result is not much different than the last number of years. Quite a few years to be honest. This year is going to be painful, very painful. But it still doesn’t mean that next or any other years will be any different. We just have to hope that it will be. We have tried knock the house down and rebuild, it hasn’t worked. So now it’s ripping up the foundations and hopefully taking the hit just for the next couple. It’s not great for the players, but they have jobs, playing sport for a living so it’s not like they are having to dodge IEDs.

  14. The strategy is one thing, but the big assumption being made is that with all the draft picks and all the salary cap space over the next few years, is that Miami has the right coach and front office in place to evaluate talent and create a winner.

    The Dolphins haven’t won a Super Bowl since Nixon was president, which means if the past 45 years are any indication, the odds are against them. The Dolphins are just not very good at picking people who pick people……..

  15. xpensivewinos says:
    September 10, 2019 at 6:41 pm
    The strategy is one thing, but the big assumption being made is that with all the draft picks and all the salary cap space over the next few years, is that Miami has the right coach and front office in place to evaluate talent and create a winner.

    The Dolphins haven’t won a Super Bowl since Nixon was president, which means if the past 45 years are any indication, the odds are against them. The Dolphins are just not very good at picking people who pick people……

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    Finally someone who gets it. All the draft picks in the world mean nothing if you can’t draft the right person and Miami never does. Having a #1 pick means nothing if there are several QBs coming out every year and you don’t know who to pick. You would then tank for the next 10 years again. Miami deserves better… nothing changes if Ross is still involved, Ross has to go.

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