ESPN - James Walker Miami Dolphins 2013 Roster Projection 1.0

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  1. MRojas4

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/62699/dolphins-53-man-roster-projection-1-0

    Quarterbacks (3): Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin

    Running backs (4): Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee, Jonas Gray

    Fullback (1): Charles Clay

    Receivers (6): Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Rishard Matthews, Chad Bumphis, KR Marcus Thigpen

    Tight ends (3): Dustin Keller, Dion Sims, Michael Egnew

    Offensive line (9): Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey, John Jerry, Tyson Clabo, Josh Samuda, Nate Garner, Dallas Thomas, Lance Louis

    Defensive line (9): Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon, Randy Starks, Jared Odrick, Paul Soliai, Dion Jordan, Derrick Shelby, Kheeston Randall, Vaughn Martin

    Linebackers (6): Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, Koa Misi, Jason Trusnik, Jelani Jenkins, Austin Spitler

    Defensive backs (9): Reshad Jones, Chris Clemons, Jimmy Wilson, Brent Grimes, Richard Marshall, Dimitri Patterson, Will Davis, Jamar Taylor, Nolan Carroll

    Specialist (3): Punter Brandon Fields, long snapper John Denney, kicker Caleb Sturgis.

    ---------- Post added at 04:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:33 PM ----------

    Last five out: FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Marvin McNutt, OT Will Yeatman, FB Jorvorski Lane, TE Kyle Miller

    Last five in: Egnew, Louis, Jenkins, Spitler, Carroll
     
  2. matt11390

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    Looks about right although some might argue the need to squeeze Yeatman in. IMO if Garner is out for a long time then we should release him and keep Yeatman.
     
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    I'd look for several of those guys to be subject to potential waiver claim replacements.

    They're losing patience with Lance Louis.
     
  4. MRojas4

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    I somewhat agree with Clay at FB/ H-Back, saves a roster spot not needing Lane anymore.

    6 LB's IMO is a bit thin, but knowing that Vernon and Jordan can play multiple packages I guess eases that requirement.
     
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    I don't think we're keeping Bumphis.

    We need height with the 5th, especially since thigpen can play the slot. We don't need more slot receivers.
     
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    Call me crazy but I dont EVER see thigpen lining up at WR. Guy is purely a KR/PR specialist and thats about it. I wouldn't even slot him as WR on depth chart if we could.
     
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    Woah only 3 safeties?
     
  8. matt11390

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    I would also release Spitler and keep either Kaddu, Freeny, or Robinson at LB
     
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    Can we not find a better back-up LB than Trusnik?
     
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    Marshall's has played Safety before. Guessing he would swap in the event Jones or Clemons went down.

    ---------- Post added at 04:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:47 PM ----------

    That was one of my initial thoughts as well.

    I see Kaddu over Spitler
     
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    Seriously...our LB depth is awful. We need real LBs for Trusnik & Spitler.
     
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    The one thing I don't think is very realistic about Walker's roster is keeping only 3 safeties. I realize Richard Marshall played some safety with the Cardinals but he hasn't done it in Miami, not even in camp. That's too thin at that position.

    As for Chad Bumphis not making the roster because "we don't need another slot receiver"...I don't buy that. On that roster, Chad Bumphis is quite literally the ONLY true slot receiver on roster. Brandon Gibson's role in the slot is an experiment, one that his coaches in St. Louis wouldn't agree with conducting. Marcus Thigpen is a return specialist. Sometimes he practices at slot receiver, sometimes at running back, but he's never getting any REAL reps on offense, so to sit here and pretend we can count on him there...I don't agree with that.
     
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    Thigpen has been playin WR in pratice and we dont want Teams to game plan against us , and IMO thats why were not showin our hand , but it was said that he has been playin WR and has been doing a very good job .
     
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    Seriously it's amazing we haven't played our third preseason game and we already have a firm idea on the roster, give two or three guys. Also, there's a few I think would make the team if we weren't so deep at those positions. Like DL. Okpalaugo and Onyenekwu both look to be promising but there's no room for them. Then at DB some are saying we need 4 safeties but we may have to go with 3 because I think the bigger need is keeping 6 corners.
     
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    Honestly not sure why he thinks Thomas and gilleslee is ahead of gray. If you go on TC PS production alone Gray backs up miller and the third spot is a fight between Thomas /gilleslee. Also not sure Matthews beats out Bumphis. Matthews hasn't done a thing all off-season.

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    I think Philbin is high on Kaddu. I know many of our experts on this site dont care for him, but Philbin brought his name up as one of the players who improved the most when he named 5 players who have improved
     
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    This.

    Perhaps he'll line up at slot for ONE play per game which won't be enough to bump one of the other true WR's off the depth chart

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    One of the few times we are in complete agreement! Two thumbs up.

    Thigpen may get one play at slot every other game, and as I said that's not enough to bump off one of the real WR's. I've been a heavy Gibson supporter but on performance this off-season alone, he hasn't shown anything. If you go on last year's performance he's easily our third WR but that's not enough for me.

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    I think we may keep Yeatman over Louis just because they see some potential there. I know it leaves us with little experience behind Martin with Garner on the mend. But if he comes back, I think we would be OK. Then there is always guys we could pick up in a pinch off the waiver wire.
     
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    I agree.....Trusnik is hot garbage at LB, he's needs to be cut quick IMHO
     
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    That's doesn't mean much. Typical coachspeak. Just because one has improved doesn't mean he is better than the person in front of him. Just means he isn't as crappy as he was last season.

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    How can the team justify paying a guy that hardly ever sees the field, a $1mil. contract?. I think Kaddu would be a better option.
     
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    He'll be gone once sometime takes his STs spot. That's the only reason he is on the team, because he is very good on STs

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    Exactly.
     
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    That's a lot of time and effort to put into Yeatman to just cut him when he is on par with Garner
     
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    I'm a little concerned that there would be no one on the roster to fill Mike Wallace's role as the downfield threat if he got hurt.
     
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    can see them on PS
     
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    I agree with a lot. However, I have a few differences at this point
    - I got Egnew cut
    - cut Louis and kept waiver pick up on the line
    - kept Francis over Randall
    - kept Kaddu and McCrary
    - here is my bold prediction....Dimitri Patterson is cut. I think they like him, but not for a 4.6 salary cap charge. No dead money with his release. For the record, I would keep him. However, this a prediction thread so there it is.
     
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    Kelcie McCray is going to make this team and so is Will Yeatman.
     
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    That is a very bold prediction. But it could happen if Will Davis starts the last pre-season game.
     
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    Bold prediction: daniel thomas, jimmy Wilson, dmitri Patterson, trusnik, spitler are cut and lee Robinson, Tyms, and kaddu make team. Jenkins is trusniks replacement and gillislee is basically another Daniel Thomas.
     
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    if spitler makes this team again im going to lose my ****. there is going to be better mlbs on the waiver

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    DT wont be cut. they love him. I could actually see a surprise cut in gray. wouldn't that be some ****
     
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    I think the only way Patterson is cut is if jamar taylor becomes a factor and preforms after missing so much time, and I don't see that happening
     
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    Spitler and Trusnik are both just a couple of slow plodding mediocre linebackers with zero upside.
     
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    That time of year again.. Trade bait? Then again Ireland has success with players in their third year. Ill give dt credit, he does look better now than he did past two seasons. He's playing faster and looks to be actually lighter.
     
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    They need to keep Yeatman badly.

    He's really the only offensive tackle that can spell Martin.

    And Garner is already hurt. As well as Louis slower to heal than first thought.

    Yeatman makes the team imo.

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    Now you finally join the bandwagon? I've been beating that drum so loudly and very few Dolfans have been helping me out, lol. Wallace goes down and we're essentially a collection of poor 2s and decent 3s and FA WRS, once again.

    One reason why I'd like to see Tyms make the roster. He's got way more upside than most WRs on the roster not named Wallace. He's rough, but talented. And give me somewhat-rough talent over maxed out non-talent every day. Because by the end of the year, with development and coaching, you have much more than you'd have choosing the mediocre option.

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    Detroit, Kansas City, Houston, Chicago, Carolina, Arizona, Buffalo, Ravens, Bengals, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Jets, Jacksonville (?), Washington have this problem as well, and I'd say that we have the best number #2 WR of all of these teams. Not even to mention teams where our #2 would be that team's #1. There are very few teams with multiple good-elite WRs. Dallas, Seattle (maybe?), Green Bay, Atlanta, Tampa, Giants, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Denver is all I've got.

    The point is that what you're describing is not a problem. There's a reason why guys are 2s and 3s, and there's a reason why over half the teams in the league have one number 1 receiver (or less) and then 2s and 3s.
     
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    That's about right, but in my depth chart i'd have Freeny over Spitler and McCray over D. Thomas. Gray could possibly play a little fullback due to his size and Thomas can't.. I highly doubt we keep 4 running backs and not have a true FB in the group...

    Miller is our every down back, Gillislee comes in when Lamar needs a rest, Gray comes in on short yardage situations, Thigpen is the scat back/hb that will be moved around the field and Clay and Gray take turns playing the FB position. That's how i'd manage it.
     
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    This :lol2: McCray makes it.
     

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