Joe Philbin says TE Michael Egnew will have to improve his "play speed"

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  1. Tiko377

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    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says TE Michael Egnew will have to improve his "play speed" to have any chance of getting on the field in 2013.

    "Get off the ball quicker, get a better release off the line of scrimmage, get down field quicker," Philbin said. "Just speed it up." Philbin's comments are an indictment of a player GM Jeff Ireland has continued to stand behind. The 2012 third-round pick's roster spot will be very much up in the air heading into training camp.


    Source: Miami Herald
    Mar 19 - 8:38 P
     
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    Egnew will be cut ala Pat White, Patrick Turner, etc....hmm which reminds me, I wonder what John Nalbone is doing these days.
     
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    he also forgot to mention he will need to actually learn to block and catch a ball
     
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    He plays canastra with Vontae's grandma. Sometimes she lets him win, so he doesn't feel like a total loser.
     
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    why not use him as a receiver in the red zone? i think he still has a chance to be decent
     
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    um... cut him and draft another tight end. this guy is garbage.
     
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    I think Egnew could still work out.
     
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    Michael Egnew is like an urban legend at this point.
     
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    He is lucky enough to be considered a considerably high draft pick and will get at least one more full offseason to prove his value to this team.

    FYI< he doesnt have to prove to be an immediate starter, just needs to show enough improvement that he is worth developing.
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    What a shock. A rookie having to improve his play speed.
     
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    The players can use him as the goal posts when playing table football....
    If the coach had to tell him that advice, he is gone for sure.
     
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    Does not sound too good. Hopefully philbin is lighting a fire up his you know what to get him ready for next year. I wish that kid well. Its not college anymore.
     
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    Egnew's problem isn't his physical ability - his problem is between his ears. Maybe this offseason he should be going to a shrink instead of MMA. I just feel like all these problems Philbin says about this kid arise from having no confidence. Time to man up Egnew.
     
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    great in madden :]
     
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    I literally Lol'd when I read he is taking MMA! Quote Mike Tyson "everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face!" I don't care how big he is the kid has fear written allover it.
     
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    What about Ernest Wilford?
     
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    A lot failed athletes go to Mma, so it makes seems if you think about it.
     
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    I agree. He is tall, fast (from what I have read), can go high and snatch a ball out the air...he's just kinda soft/non-chalant...not sure what the remedy is to shake a guy up and get him mentally up to speed quickly?

    Call Jerry Rice and have him train him over the summer. Get him on that famous hill?
     
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    I think if he changes to number 19 it will greatly improve his game.

    Seriously though, if we don't bring in any other TE's I think it speaks a lot about what the team thinks about Clay and Egnew. I wouldn't give up yet. Hopefully they do find a way to use him at least in redzone situations where he hypothetically COULD be effective.
     
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    Wow I get it was embarrassing to hear a coach chew a player out on live tv. But yall are being too quick to judge him as a player. Can a rookie be a rookie and get through his rookie year to his second. Yall rate a third round pick as a star or bust out of the gate??
     
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    that's not harsh...it's real world....He's not going to be around long, if he doesn't improve quickly !
     
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    I think I speak for a lot of people when I say, after a whole season goes by and he still doesn't learn the playbook, were in the right to lose hope.

    These guys like Charles clay, I watched tannehill have to stop everything he was doing last season to tell clay where to line up and what to do. Philbin wants this to be the fastest ran offense in the NFL.

    If clay is that lost. And egnew can't even get on the field, what's that tell you?
     
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    I think he's a dead man. Philbin doesn't seem to have faith in him, and with us signing Keller and probably drafting a TE, I'm not sure where he fits in. I get the feeling Philbin wants to move on from him.
     
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    how do you know how much of the playbook he knows?
     
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    Has there ever been a tight end who was drafted in an early round, didn't have a single catch his rookie year (despite being healthy), and then went on to have a solid NFL career?
     
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    When every rookie around you is improving their play speed while yours is standing still... Well I think that's all I have to say

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    The guy needs to improve his life or consider jumping off a bridge... In all honesty
     
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    Wow you guys really seem to hate this guy. TE is probably one of the most involved position in the NFL, it's also one of the hardest to learn. I understand you wanted a day one starter with the 3rd round pick we spent on him, but it doesn't mean he can't be a starter this year or next with hard work. I hear he's doing MMA training in order to toughen himself up. I hope it works out for him....mainly cause I don't want a 3rd round pick to be wasted but meh.
     
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    Lmao at Egnew doing MMA training! I would love to watch a couple sessions.

    Hope it expands his scrotum.
     
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    It's going to be tough for him to stick on this team. Keller is not a blocker by nature and Clay is more of an H-Back. They're going to have to bring in a strong blocking TE to help Martin at whatever side he ends up playing. What spot does that leave for Egnew. Would Clay be taking one of the FB roster spots with Lane instead of a TE spot?

    I guess looking at GB would give a better idea of how Philbin plans on using the TE and FB positions.
     
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    Egnew was a worse pick than Yatil Green!
     
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    That's the knock on him, he doesn't know what's going on, doesn't know the playbook. Philbin saysnplay faster, he means he needs to know what he's doing without thinking about it.
     
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    Not really since Green was a high first round pick
     
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    If Coach already gave up on Egnew he would not be telling Tgnew what he needs to improve for the upcoming season.
    Egnew did have the longest reception in the preseason last year and i think it was a mistake for sherman to blast the kid on hardknocks and not get the rook some shots down the filed when the team lacked playmakers. Will be less of an issue with Keller. Hopefulley Keller can teach him some positive work habits.
     
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    This is true. At least green had an unfortunate injury excuse. Egnew only excuse is he is talentless and wimpy

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    Yeah just out luck we cut him, the jets pick him up and he make the fins look silly.
     
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    Well once he improves his speed, he can improve his catching, then his blocking and by then how to make a mcmuffin properly or how to slice bread at subway
     
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    a big knock of mine watching this kid as a prospect and i saw the same thing in the preseason with egnew is he's a one speed player...does everything at the same speed...no real burst or quick acceleration...it really hurts his ability to separate and win in his routes...

    good luck changing it...
     
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    he's a deer in headlights. get rid of him.

    ---------- Post added at 07:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:07 AM ----------

    hopefully the tight end Ertz from Stanford is availiable in the 2nd round. I feel he is better than Keller already.
     

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