Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, Jun 18, 2011.
I can't wait for this bs to end and see who we can land
We haven't managed to do anything with whole offseasons in the past. I don't picture this one under pressure being any better. I hope I'm wrong. I guess we can all just hope that the FO wasn't the problem and that the OC was.
Well last year was a damn good offseason.
I am VERY CURIOUS to see if these Restricted Free Agents end up becoming full FA. Then it'll be interesting to see what all the teams do.
You're right, it was. It was great. For some reason, it just didn't translate into wins.
Well, if it is nuts, you can't wait around. You have to know what you want and go after it. And then if it doesn't work, you have to adjust and make the right call on the fly. I would target Orton right away. Then have Hasselbeck as a backup plan. I would also target Sproles right away and maybe even make Ricky a one year deal to stick around.
Several reasons, really.
Tony Sparano's conservative nature, Dan Henning's playbook that dates back to the beginning of the Roman empire, Chad Henne's woeful QB play, DB's dropping INT's left and right, poor interior OL play, poor running game, no credible threat at TE, lack of game breaking WR, horrible ST schemes, lack of return game. Feel free to add anything else.
It takes more than one offseason to turn things around. Last year we signed some corner pieces that should play here for many seasons to come, now we need to compliment them.
u pretty much covered it
What do you consider to be tje start of their tenure?
Free agency is market driven. With the new cap minimum and the truncated free agency period, prices just went way way up.
We should be targeting the top C/G FAs available. Our interior OL is still a mess and it's very risky to assume Pouncey will be able to step right in at C. When he was asked to do that last year at the NCAA level, he struggled - especially with his snapping - until he could settle in. Now, you're gonna ask him to try C again at the NFL level - with the likes of Vince Wilfork breathing down his neck?!?!? I hope Henne likes low/high/wide snaps.
I'd target 49ers C/G David Baas and/or Saints C Jonathan Goodwin and Falcons Guard Justin Blaylock.
Another reason I'd be so worried about OL is that I EXPECT Vernon Carey to be declining - and he'll probably show up way out of shape. So, you can't assume Nate Garner - even if he can stay healthy - will be penciled in as a starting G. He might have to play RT. And as for Incognito, Berger and Jerry, I wouldn't want to have to count on any one of them starting, let alone two of them.
And I WOULD NOT waste $ on any stop gap vet QBs. This regime has ignored QBs in 3 out of 4 DRAFTS. So why worry about QB now? I'd just roll with Henne at this point - maybe add a younger backup type vet QB with some upside (like Dennis Dixon), and that's it.
It's time we learn that we have to draft our own damn QB talent.
Other than OL, I'd look at FS, LB depth, an OLB to push Misi who was only average over the last half of the season.
AND I hate to say it, but I'd look to add someone who could fill in as a WR1 (maybe Sims-Walker although he's been pretty injury prone, maybe Ochocinco on the cheap) b/c I'd be looking to trade Marshall before the deadline for extra 2012 picks. We're gonna need extra picks in 2012 to be in play for Luck/Barkley/Jones, and I'd rather get something for Marshall now, before he slaps some h0 again and we lose him for nothing to a Goddell suspension.
Great post, and then you go and ruin it with the last paragraph. Sims walker as our number 1??? Lol. Welcome to definitive 3-13 and no playmakers. Marshall won't be getting suspended. You guys really need to get over that fact.
I didn't say he'd be getting suspended for getting stabbed. I said I'd deal him for 2012 picks - so we'll have the ammo to trade up for an elite QB in that draft - and I said I'd do that b/c I expect him to eventually get suspended THE NEXT TIME he slaps some h0. And there will be a next time if past behavior is any indicator of future results.
We're probably gonna finish around .500 - maybe 7-9 again so probably drafting somewhere between 12 and 16 - so if you want to be able to move up for Luck/Jones/Barkley, we're gonna need to be able to put together a package of high picks to climb up into the top 3.
And FWIW, when healthy, Sims-Walker is a decent WR1. Of course he's not as talented as Marshall but talent isn't Marshall's problem.
How about injuries...AGAIN?
It'll be nuts because FA's will be signing like crazy in the first 5 minutes since FO's have been already talking it up with agents for an even longer time then normal. Please don't think for 1 second there aren't deals already done and teams are just waiting to press send on the fax machine once it's open season!
Hopefully free agency for the Dolphins makes me excited about the season. Right now I'm eh....