Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by phinsfan84, Jul 25, 2011.
free safety over another pass-rusher?
I do agree that both Safety positions are in need of upgrade. We need a true coverage safety who can make plays over the top. I dont know if that player is on our roster but i am excited to see how R. Jones progresses
I don't think FS is our third weakness and if it is that is not a bad thing. Clemons wasn't a major playmaker last year, but he rarely hurt us as far as I could tell. I may think that is a big deal because the distaster at the postion the year before... I think another very effective pass rush type would really help us out. Funny thing with this roster is it is pretty solid. When I try to think of a serious weakness very little comes to mind. Of course RB is a spot that needs help, and unfortunately QB probably isn't a place where we can really improve. After that the oline could use some depth and maybe they make a splash with stud guard, but I see too much money being spent on the line to make a serious upgrade.
I think safety is a pretty mild concern at the moment. Finding a second TE or someone to play opposite of Wake would be a bigger concern I feel atm.
here's my approach with FS, and I've said as much; I think Chris Clemmons is a nice player and far from a weakness, same with Bell, but if we can get a true playmaking safety, an Eric Weddle, Quinten Mikell, or Dawan Landry type, you take it.
I might even put a pass-catching TE ahead of free safety
Spot on. If we were to upgrade, I think the Fins definitely need a ball-hawking safety. I don't foresee many BIG plays from Clemons, and 11 picks for a season just isn't good enough.
I couldnt agree more. i would love the idea of bringing in a TE such as Zach Miller or Kevin Boss to compliment Fasano. We have a Pro-bowl SS and I think between Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons we have great options at FS. We need to focus on Vet QB (Mcnabb or VY) RB (Dwill or Bradshaw) and a return man (Bush or sproles) even though we may have that man in Gates. and possibly another LB to replace crowders sorry ***. wouldnt mind a Vet lineman either. I think i may be asking for too much though
What do you guys think about Osi U. to bring in on passing downs? Could be a very good situational pass rusher (if healthy).
he could be, but he's still gonna want big money. I like Osi, but if you've ever heard him talk he does have a fairly big ego
I like McGahee as a sleeper. Reliable vet for Thomas to share carries with, and hasn't done enough the last few years to warrant a big paycheck. Local boy too.
I would def welcome Willis for the right price.
I think Clemons is that guy. He seems to always be around the ball, just dropped some real gimmes this past season. He will be fine, and he will make plays. I think Jones will get more time this year and Bell is still playing well. Jones I think is a play maker, basically I think Jones-Clemons can be the future at FS and SS and were set with the starters back there.
Fasano would be a great 2nd TE, but we need a true pass catching TE who can make plays out there. RB is interesting because I would assume a pounder like Thomas is supposed to get a good amount of carries this year. So if we brought back Ronnie, and picked up a scat back like the author said, that leaves an odd amount of carries to be dispersed. I think Sheets can be a good 3rd option, minus injury.
I'm praying to God that Jones is our playmaker at safety. I think he can be, and I think he will be. With the drafting of Wilson and the likely cutting of Culver, I think they will start playing him at strong safety to see what he is capable of there. Something tells me he would be a better FS, but the front office seems insistent on Clemons being there and not at SS. From my understanding, the FS and SS positions are pretty similar in Nolan's system so it may not be a problem.
QB, RB, OLB, OG/OT, and TE are the priorities in that order.
Sure a Weddle type would be a welcome addition, but we have greater needs.
Safety? We don't need no f'ing help at safety. Yeremiah Bell and Reshad Jones all day. Throw in the speedy Clemons. We may need some depth there but we are FINE. Our positions of need are RB, TE and QUARTERBACK. Also it won't hurt to stockpile some more LBers.
A better saftey will only help our pass rush or a defense that can actually catch the ball.
We have two LBers coming back this season we played a total of one game last season. How many more do we need before we stunt their growth.
1st thing over anything i want to see us get some real competition for Henne. Then everything else. If we can sign maybe todd heap (he is supposed to be cut today) i'd be happy.