Barry Jackson Saturday WR notes

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  1. jim1

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    SATURDAY DOLPHINS REPORT

    Among Dolphins receivers who lack a large body of work, Roberto Wallace and Julius Pruitt consistently have received the most praise from teammates the past two months.
    The Dolphins coaching staff apparently agrees.With Brian Hartline missing practice because of a calf injury, Pruitt received playing time with the first team Saturday when the Dolphins went to a four-receiver set, along with Chad Johnson, Davone Bess and Legedu Naanee.“I’m expecting this to be a big year for me,” Pruitt said. “I’ve improved a lot.”Wallace received some work with the starters during the team’s offseason program, and Pruitt and Wallace appear to be running fifth and sixth among Dolphins’ receivers. It’s difficult to envision Miami keeping more than six, if that many. But it’s still early, and Clyde Gates and others have a chance. Of Pruitt and Wallace, coach Joe Philbin said: “You like their body types. They’ve caught the ball very well. You watch them run around the field, they’re the first guys in their drills and they’re hustling.“I love their attitude. I think they have good skill. I think they run well. I think they have good hands. I think those two guys definitely have a future and I’m excited to see what they’re going to do during training camp.” Hartline declined to discuss his injury but said he feels “pretty good.” Asked about Hartline’s chances of being a No. 1 receiver, Philbin said: “I can’t tell you right now… if he’s the No. 1 receiver or not.”

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/spor...the-ball-position-switches.html#storylink=cpy
     
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  2. NBP81

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    Chad Johnson seems like he's on a mission, I wouldnt bet on it but IF Chad can get on par with decent number 1 WR production this year, it would really benefit the whole offense IMO.
     
  3. flynryan15

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    I have always read Ocho is a true professional perhaps struggling with the Pats put him on notice and he is out to prove himself.
     
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    Fuller has been making some noise also.

    I'm starting to think Chad may start opposite Hartline or Legedu with Bess in the slot. Wallace , Pruitt and Gates battling for 2 spots. Stash 2 rookie WR's on the the PS.
     
  5. Lilseb93

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    There's something about Pruitt that I like. Don't sleep on him. I have confidence in him.
     
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    6'2"/208 and runs a 4.41 "forty", w/soft hands?
     
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    I wonder if Philbin wouldn't answer about Hartline because he's not even a lock to open as one of our top 3. With a new staff, I would expect the worst starting receiver in football the last two years to have to earn a spot.
     
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    WR position is a huge question mark. I think Chad, Hartline, and Bess seem to be locks. That leaves 2-3 open spots. I would think they wont give up on Gates after 1 year..i sure as heck wouldnt. Nanee, Wallace, Pruitt, and the rooks are battling it out..but dont be shocked to see us grab someone whos cut. I just know ill take Wallace or Pruitt over Nanee...i hope him getting 1st team reps is short lived
     
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    The only thing about Pruitt is when I hear that name I have flashbacks of James Pruitt and get sick to my stomach...
     
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    Sad to see our rookies making no buzz on the wr part of our roster
     
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    the more i read about our wr's the more i see gates not making this team which is pretty sad because i thought he was going to be pretty good in the long run
     
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    I keep thinking the same thing when I hear that name. Let's hope the second time is the charm!
     
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    I'm disappointed with Gates.
     
  14. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    Why?

    He consistently burns DBs and the QB mis times him?

    Yeah I know he had a few drops, but once the qbs get used to his speed, it'll be raining bombs everywhere
     
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    i guess the only thing gates has going for him is his speed...
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    Uh-oh ... Hartline has ANOTHER mystery injury ... his 1 TD/season ave may be in jeopardy!! The suspense is palpable!!
     
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    Believe it or not, this WR corps is worse than 2007's imo....at least that year Ginn had at least some kind flashes, Hagen won some jumpballs, Camarillo was very reliable and Chambers gave us a decent 4 games or so.

    I look at this roster now....ALL of these guys are 3, 4's & 5's on most rosters in the NFL
     
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    Surprise Cut: Brian Hartline. A surprise to many but not me. As for Pruitt and Wallace, show me on the field and not in shorts. We have gone through this with them before.
     
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    Think he has trade value before getting cut
     
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    According to many reports, one of our best/most consistant receivers on Friday was Fuller.
     
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    They are rookies for a reason. Let's wait five weeks before seeing what happens with their fate. I think stashing fuller to the practice squad and have him work with Tannehill so they both are ready for next year
     
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    NAANEE's a journeyman who has had no impact anywhere he has played. I think that he won't make the team.
     
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    Hartline's 1 TD/season ave = 8th Round pick
     
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    Pruitt!!!
     
  25. Irishfinfan1

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    I actually hope you are right tbh, would prefer to keep Pruitt, Bess, Hartline, Johnson and either one or two more, ideally Wallace, Gates or some of the rookies.
     
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    No talk of Marlon Moore - as far as WRs from past seasons he may be one of the odd ones out if Nannee and Pruitt continue to be at the top through camp.
     
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    Dolphins have to add another starting wr to this roster...
     
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    With the way Fuller has been playing per camp reports, He would probably get poached off the PS or even the initial 53 man cut. If all these guys play well during the preseason, it's going to hurt to have to let one of these young guys go. I would actually be ok with a WR corp of CJ, Wallace, Bess, Fuller, and Pruitt/Gates depending on if they keep five or six. I wouldnt be all too upset if Hartline was a surprise cut/trade and we could probably stash Cunningham and Matthews on the PS.
     

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