Devlin over O'Donnell

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  1. Dolfan81

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    looks as if devlin will be #3 if this quarter says anything about it
    did odonnell even get a full drive?

    ---------- Post added at 09:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:57 PM ----------

    ooops, i mean O'Connell
     
  2. Rocket2981

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    I would keep only 2 Qbs and 10 DBs instead. O'Connell is atrocious and Devlin is PS material. If an injury happen, just promote Devlin...
     
  3. Dolfan81

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    devlin was the one of the top undrafted free agents though, so how long would he last on the ps before someone nabbed him
     
  4. Sirspud

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    Devlin certainly looked like a confident QB and showed he's got a good arm. Considering how much longer O'Connell has been in the league, if Devlin already looks better there is no question who to keep.
     
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    We let Devlin play too much; he will never make it the year on the practice squad. Why would we want to keep O'Donnell anyway?
     
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    I'll give you that, I just try to find a way to keep both Carroll and Allen on the roster lol
     
  7. Show Me Your TDs

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    I still don't understand the O'Connell signing. I just don't see a NFL player on the field when I watch him. Didn't see it when he was with the PATS nor the JETS. Dude is athletic and has great triangular numbers but is so inaccurate. Hasn't changed since college.
     
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    He was here to throw passes in camp while the other guys were getting water. Now his job is done.
     
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    Keeping Devlin seems like a no-brainer to me. He won't last on the PS.
     
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    Yeah, i would go devlin on 53 unless we are scouting a qb somewhere.

    Devlin would benefit in this offense because his knock has been his holding onto the ball and we know how this offense helped henne.
     
  11. Sirspud

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    Always a possibility that I haven't discounted, but when I make my own mental predictions (for myself) I only worry about which guys are the best of the 53 we have out there. 3rd QB, TE and OL are the areas that I wouldn't be surprised if we brought someone else in, strangely enough I think we're pretty good in the other areas.
     
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    must keep devlin, can be a future nfl starter, cant lose him
     
  13. dlockz

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    probably as long as he lasted in the draft

    he has done nothing for any team to scoop him up
     
  14. Built2Win

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    With Devlin only opportunity this game he leads the dolphins on a long drive
    Devlin faced some serious pressure and avoided a would be sack for a completion
    then Devlin looked accurate hitting levis in stride on a 4th and 5 to continue the drive
    they did not let Devlin throw with the 4 opportunities on goal line as they were worried he would show too much so they ran it...

    What i think happened here is the dolphins didnt want him too do too much but i think he did and will be picked up if we cut for practice squad..
     
  15. dlockz

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    do u really think teams will salivate over a guy that barely played in preseason and looked good versus guys that wont be in nfl after this week
     
  16. Built2Win

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    Not exactly salivate though some team might put him on a final 53
    seeing enough in him to make him 3rd option or a #2

    Lets remember the Front office
    kept wake a backup for a year
    when he was the best pass rusher in the NFL
    and the best player on the dolphins squad
    so they are a little slow to judge talent..
     
  17. dlockz

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    just saying no team drafted him and he has shown very little in preseason or practice. not saying he is bad .
    also am i misreading u because at that point or even now u cant really say w3ake is the best pass rusher in the nfl.
    he may very well be this year. i am saying that unless the dolphins keep devlin he has little chance to be anything but practice squad for this year.
    now if he had did more in preseason, u could be right but why not keep a guy .bthat knows your system to develop. at this point its doubful that teams have any reason to pick updevlin
     
  18. BG12DM13CP10

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    My prediction: Devlin will probably be #2 quarterback by the time the season is over. He will be competing for starting QB next year, unless Henne does great this year. He will eventually be our starter (or someone elses if we're not smart) and be our best quarterback since Penington. You heard it here.
     
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    He had 7 other offers to join teams when the draft was over. I'm pretty sure he'll get picked up...it's exactly how we got Lydon Murtha who Sparano liked in the draft and when he was cut Sparano jumped on him. As bas as Kellen Clemens has been in Washington and some of the other 3rd string QBs around the league he would be a prime candidate for someone to pick up.
     
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    i haven't seen last nights game yet but unless devlin lit it up he'd be headed to my p squad..i hadn't seen anything that says this kid should be on the 53 right now
     
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    There wasn't a lot to go on last night but he did have 3 passes, was under pressure and escaped the pocket, continued to look downfield and made passes. Threw a beautiful strike to Livas and hit him in stride on a 4 and 5 that picked up 16 yards...no panick in the kid which was nice to see.

    He showed a lot more poise in the pocket than O'Connell and a lot more accuracy. O'Connell's one pass (he dropped back 2 other times but took off running...he panicked in the pocket) was about 2 yards behind the receiver on a crossing pattern.
     
  22. Mcganiel

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    Devlin has way to much upside to not make the roster. Henne, Moore and Devlin will be our QBs for 2011.
     
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    you never know...especially when its qbs...someone may have eyes for devlin...but no one liked him enough to use an actual pick on him with 250 kids getting drafted...and i think thats telling when it comes to would anyone poach him for their 53 right now at least given how limited nfl game reps exposure they can study

    if they do keep him though it won't bother me...god knows we could use a young developmental qb
     
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    Devlin had multiple choices, obviously perceiving the upside, when he signed with us. Teams that monitored his senior year included Pitts and NE. IMO, it's naive to think he'll be buried and forgotten secreted away on the PS. Hell at this point he's probably more attractive than Brady Quinn among others. We need to keep him on the roster or we'll lose him .
     
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    Give me a break.
     
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    Miami could run with 2 QB's at first, but I don't see them going without 3 for a while.

    I think there IDEAL practice squad would be:

    Devlin, Livas, Grigsby, Kearse, Brackett, Spears, Wilson and Kopa

    Obviously who knows who would pick up a Jimmy Wilson or a Pat Devlin after being waived . . . but ideally, I think this is their 8 guys if they didn't have to worry about them being plucked.
     
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    jimmy wilson you will lose if you expose him...no doubt in my mind on that one...i'd have his name in pen on my 53 man roster i know that
     
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    Devlin is our #3, plain and simple, and would be even if he had a horrendous preseason. The lockout afforded barely enough time to get our starting QB enough time to learn the playbook, let alone a rookie who needs to learn the speed of the game, work with the coaching staff, and even learn his teammates' names. Obviously they love his potential, and that's really all you need to be a #3 QB in the NFL.
     
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    I dont understand everyones crush on devlin.... All hype for nothing at this point. So much hastle over a 3rd string qb who wasnt even drafted.
     
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    ok you can take 15 minutes
     
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    look at it like this didn't the dolphins lose 2 quarterbacks last year in the span of 5 minutes?

    would you rather have an oconnel who can make some plays with his legs but inaccurate
    or a rookie in devlin who maybe starter worthy someday with more accuracy?
     
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    I've heard people talk about "it" factor. In the little action I've seen, Devlin seems like he could have it.

    Reminds me a lot of Flacco. jk.
     
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    In reality neither devlin or oconnel seem to offer alot
     
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    Devlin would have to be considered a longterm project, not a guy who would pay immediate dividends. You're not gonna keep him based on what he can do this year, but maybe what he can do in a couple.
     
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    Salivate? No. Take him off the practice squad? Yes.

    Kid can play. I'm baffled that he wasn't drafted.
     
  36. dlockz

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    what has he done to allo of a sudden make teams want him. Its one thing to want him as an udfa but that doesnt mean they want him on final roster
    There are not really many teams that are going to sign a qb cut on last week except maybe a vet
     
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    I just finished watching the final preseason game on NFL network, I hate Rich ****ing Essien btw, kept myself away from all news about the game then a minute before game starts switch on NFL network and he says "Cowboys at Dolphins next, watch Larry Johnson score a TD" . Anyway side tracked there, no way O'Connell has done enough to justify a roster spot in the one drive he got, Devlin in his limited time showed a lot more. And as mentioned he'll just not last on the PS, we got to add him to the 53 if we hope to hang onto him.
     
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    if its me i take the chance devlin returns on the p squad...he looked poised and like he was in control of the huddle but come on guys one quick slant throw does not warrant a roster spot on this 53 for an undrafted free agent...

    thats just my take...if they keep him on the 53 i'm fine with it...but i'd expose him with a pretty darn good feeling he'd come back on my p squad
     
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    Agreed. Devlin is PS material. Froman just cut by the Falcons, too, I think. I'd try to lure him away from their PS squad too if I was the Dolphins.

    O'Connell is terrible. I've been saying that since he was at San Diego State.
     
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    i still haven't seen devlin throw a ball to the far outer 3rds of the field...i already know he can throw slant routes and underneath stuff with decent velocity...i want to see him throw some of those must have in your arsenal in order to not have the defense just sit on stuff vertical outer 3rd of the field stick throws....maybe he's shown it in practice...would be nice if i could see it
     

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