Long resigning with Dolphins = Continuity & Chemistry

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  1. BenchFiedler

    BenchFiedler Undrafted Pro-Bowler

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    Every year, we have a different setup/players for the O-line.. This is why this unit is not elite (even though we have the talent) because it is not stable, there is no continuity and the chemistry is not there at 100%...

    What we need for a young QB is continuity on the O-line. Getting Jake Long back will be critical in several ways (blitz pickup, running game, QB confidence). Pouncey, Incognito and Long are great and have been playing together for a few years now. We need to solve the right side of the O-line by drafting a G in the 2nd round and Martin also has to get stronger.
    If we get rid of Long, we are creating 2 problems (left and right side)

    We are set at receiver and TE, but Tannehill needs time to throw the ball as well.. If we let Long go, I don't think Tannehill will have much time to throw to Mike Wallace and his 60 million dollar contract
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Widerstand Administrator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Why on Earth would I want continuity of the past 5 years? And you know what else has chemistry? Meth.
     
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    I think for the QB the center of more important than the tackle
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  4. The Tannehills Have Eyes

    The Tannehills Have Eyes A True Fan

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    Que?
     
  5. ebozzz

    ebozzz Starter Donator

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    Gonzo,

    I think what the OP is saying is that the continuity of the past 5 years has been caused by the lack of continuity......
     
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    Gonzo Widerstand Administrator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    There has been continuity, particularly with Long on IR.
     
  7. LANGER72

    LANGER72 A True Fan

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    Long, Pouncey and Cog are all we have so far. Martin has proven nothing(I am being kind to him).
    The OP is right about continuity. It is very important.
     
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    This, I'm stealing
     
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    :D Ok, agreed on that point....
     
  10. JDRA20

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    Someone's been watching Breaking Bad I take it? :chuckle:

    Anyway - continuity doesn't really mean much if you don't have talent, just saying.
     
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    Him coming back means that his pipe dream of getting 11 mil per year failed badly and that the Rams are not throwing money at him to go there. IMO if he is coming back then just do the damn deal and get it over with or go to the Rams.
     
  12. KTOWNFINFAN

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    Martin did show some improvement the last 4 games. I was one of the ones before the season saying Martin shouldn't see the field the first year, and might NEVER see the field. I think he played better than I thought he would. I think Martin will be an average LT by 2014, below average this year. But I don't see Long being any better. Long's best days are behind him and I seriously doubt he will ever see another 16 games as a starter. I love Long's leadership, but I have no confidence that he will ever be the player on the field that we are paying for. I personally don't want him back unless it is for pennies on the dollars. Six Million per year is the most I want to pay and only the first year guaranteed.
     
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    Nope, grew up in Arizona.
     
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    Signing Long= sub-par play for 12 games, then IR. it's time to find a cheaper and more durable replacement that fits the scheme. Sign Winston to a 2yr deal for half of Longs 10 million per year asking price, then draft an athletic Tackle this year to groom for the future.
     
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    Please remember that Long played with an injured back and tricep the season before.He was still nursing those injuries.When Long is completely healthy he is an absolute beast.UNBEATABLE.
     
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    Wait, Long was injured? When was this? Had to be a very rare occurrence, because I just cannot seem to remember it ever happening. And he has always been beatable, particularly by speed rushers.
     
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    No matter what any fan may think, it's pretty obvious to anyone without a hatred agenda that an O-line with a healthy Jake Long is a better O-line. Speed rusher is Jake's Kryptonite, and even that rarely happens when he is healthy, but after showing significant loss of games two years in a row because of injuries, he is not worth what he is looking for, Miami needs to make him a reasonable offer, give him a deadline, if he refuses, Miami needs to go another direction.
     
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    fishbanger Phin fan since 1970!

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    Its hard to block with only one arm. Dont base his capability when blocking with one arm this year.
     
  19. Cowboynemo

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    Ouch ...Jake signed with Rams...please turn in your profit wings !
     

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