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Tannehill at pick #8?

April 5, 2012

ImageTannehill emerged later in the 2011 college football season as a viable third option for NFL teams behind Luck and Griffin according to some draft experts because of his upside.  A foot injury after the season caused Tannehill to miss the Senior Bowl and prevented him from doing any of the agility drills at the Combine, so his Pro Day was a do-or-die performance for him. He answered the questions about his throwing ability by completing 65-of-68 passes and his 4.62 in the 40 put to rest any concerns about his foot. Unlike Luck, Tannehill likely would need to sit at least one year before being able to take over an NFL huddle. 

 

What would your reaction be if Miami drafted him at #8 as our hopeful QB of the future?

 

Live Chat with Armando over at the Herald

April 4, 2012

For those who are friends from the Herald, just an FYI that Armando is having a live blog chat at 2PM today.

Should be a good convo.

No More Dirt Infield!

April 3, 2012

It is official.  The Marlins have moved out of SunLife Stadium to move into their new part this week.  I know there is talk of losing revenue, but personally I don’t think that will be an issue.  They can those spots with concerts and other activities.

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I am most excited about NO dirt infield during the NFL season in August and September!!  Personally I felt the dirt infield ruined football games.  I know some die-hard old school fans might disagree with me, but it seemed like it hurt the Dolphins just as much as apposing teams when kickers had to kick field goals in the muddy field. Also players would lose traction and it’d become a mess.

Do you like that the Marlins are moving out or would you have rather them stayed in house?

Calm before the Storm

April 2, 2012

Well folks,

I’m not going to lie, there just isn’t a lot going on worthwhile in the football world as of today.  All thoughts are waiting on the draft, and then preseason, and ultimately back to action in about 5 months.

So today, instead of regurgitating the same old stuff on a page for you that other blogs are doing, I will open up the forum to you fine fans and see what’s on your mind.

Looking forward to the draft?  Are you just hunkering down and waiting until preseason?  Are you still steaming with hatred toward the Front Office?  Are you waiting to see results of the draft / season.

I for one am excited to see what kind of hope we get from the draft this year.  But really, I can’t wait to see the new offensive system on the field!!!  It will be exciting to see an offense with a purpose that is setup with timing and stays on schedule!

Feel free to extend the convos to what is on your mind in Dolphin world today!

PS: I have read your support of my blog on here and on the other blogs, and I appreciate your support very much!  If i am able to keep viewers I will keep this going until the real fun begins with the draft and season.  This has been fun and we are still hanging around in the most boring times of the NFL, before the real fun begins.  Keep it coming!    🙂

Extending Contracts…….Or should they?

March 30, 2012

The past couple of days the Dolphins front office has talked publicly about trying to extend the contracts of current starting players on the roster that are headed into the last year of their current deals. The list of those players are:

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Jake Long

Brian Hartline

Cameron Wake

Reggie Bush

Randy Starks

Anthony Fasano

Brandon Fields

After coming off of his best year ever in the NFL and as a Miami Dolphin, I think they should try hard to keep Bush.  I think he could be a strong asset in Philbin’s offensive scheme.  Jake Long wants money that would make him the highest paid lineman in the NFL.  I really want Miami to keep him so we stay solid at the left tackle position, but the amount of money he wants after an injury riddled season makes it very difficult on Miami.  I say wait and see how he plays this year, and if he is back to his prime, pay the man!  Fields is a great punter and should be signed again.  I know many do not care about the punter, but unfortunately he’s had plenty of chances to prove how good he is, so keep him on the roster.

Some of the others are question marks.  Can Brian Hartline turn into a Jordy Nelson in our offense?  Can Wake step it up again after having a not so great season?  Many fans are down on Fasano, but is there anyone else better out there right now?

Who do you absolutely want them to keep on the team?

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Philbin could represent a Culture Change

March 29, 2012

ImageWhen asked recently about the new Miami Dolphins coach, Joe Philbin, Mike McCarthy had the following things to say………

“It’ll be a train ride, it won’t be a roller-coaster ride because Joe’s going to be the same individual everyday,” said McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with Philbin two years ago. “I think that’s very important as a leader, particularly in sports. I’d say consistency and intelligence are Joe’s two biggest strengths. He has a plan and he knows what he’s looking for.”

      Yes this could be written off as “Coach’s speak”, but I believe and respect McCarthy’s words. I find these to be very legit comments about the Miami Dolphins new head coach, and it could lead to a culture change in Miami as the team changes expectations.
    When Philbin was asked Tuesday if he had a fiery side to his personality he smiled and admitted that there were two things a player could do that might incur his wrath – not give the maximum effort and make the same mistakes over and over. Otherwise he’s pretty even keeled.

So if Philbin doesn’t accept players not giving their maximum effort or making the same mistakes over and over again, with this culture change could some of our answers at needed positions already be on the team?  With this new coach and new philosophy could we already have some players that come out of nowhere and show up to help the team this year along with those who are drafted?

Who do you think they could be.  WR’s?  Gates?   RB’s?  Daniel Thomas?  Defensive players?  All I know is it would sure be nice because we would need 2 NFL drafts to completely fill our needs this year, so if we are going to compete we need some players to step up along with the new talent that is added.

Discuss…………

 

A chance to compete?

March 26, 2012

Do the Miami Dolphins have a chance to at least compete in the 2012-2013 season?  That question is probably pre-mature, but there have been many pre-mature predictions that Miami will do NOTHING this coming season.  Dolphins had a nice run at the end of last season, putting up points and not looking too bad.  Many analysts were saying they were a rising team looking better.  So what happened?   Losing Brandon Marshall was a huge hit to the team, but other than that everyone is still here, and our schedule ‘should’ be an easier one this year. So the argument of “We beat a bunch of nobody’s” doesn’t cut it for me.  We are supposedly playing a lot of nobody’s this year.  If we draft a wide receiver and the team rally’s around and plays hard for the new coach Philbin, who knows what could happen?  That’s why they play the game.

Can the Miami Dolphins compete this year?

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New Comments

March 23, 2012

Hey guys,

If you are a first time commenter I have to “allow” your first comment, then you’ll be able to post freely after that……FYI

I will be on frequently to “allow” the newbies!

Do you guys like the way the comments section is setup? If not let me know, I can change it easily.

I think it’s a bit harder to read through compared to the Herald


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