Merged: I think i saw a future QB for the Dolphins Saturday/Future QB...

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  1. finfan54

    finfan54 A True Fan Donator

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    I think i saw a future QB for the Dolphins Saturday

    I was at the Syracuse vs. Connecticut game and i had a keen eye on one Dan Oloffski (sp?). Let me tell you something, this kid is the next Ben Rothlisberger. This kid has a gun, runs an audible and hits his recievers in stride. He hit different recievers and was always hitting the open man. He is big, 6-4 235 and was a man among boys on that field. If he only had an Oline who could have blocked for him in the second half, he would have done some serious damage.

    I believe in this kid. Forget the competition thing, thats what they said about Rothlisberger. This kid had a 134 passer rating before the syracuse game. He is the real deal. No lie. Dont let the word get out to much, especially if we start winning games.
     
  2. inFINSible

    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    I think it's Orlovsky....and he's not a secret. ;)
     
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    Speilman was checking him out, but who knows.
     
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    I'd rather have Leinart or Rodgers!
     
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    Orlovsky is ok, but I also would put Leinart or Rodgers ahead of him.....I have also seen Kyle Orton and he is not looking too hot as of late. ASU Andrew Walters and Chang of Hawaii are also guys with big stats, but I would pass on them....I think if Leinart or Rodgers are available, I would take one of them. Leinart being a left hander would be a nice addition.
     
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    Call me a homer, but if we are taking a quaterback with our number one pick, then take Rodgers! This kid has got an arm, and will throw it away when he has nothing, rather then forcing it! This kid I believe is the real deal!:cooldude:
     
  8. MikeO

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    The fact UCONN had 35 first downs in 1 game impress you?! LOL.

    This kid is ok, but I wouldn't go crazy about him.
     
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    i'm not crazy about any of the QB's in this upcoming draft but if I had to go with one, it would be Leinart of Rodgers with Leinart getting the nod if u had a gun to my head!
     
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    Rodgers right now tops my list with Leinart a close second. If we pass on those two then I hope we take either Orton or maybe this Orlovsky kid.
     
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    TheAnswer385 STAY LOW RUN FREE

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    I like rasheed marshall out of WV hes a nice qb who reminds me of Aaron Brooks but smarter with the reads.
     
  12. miamirw

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    I definitely have to check him out. I like Rodgers, but wasn't overly impressed with him this past weekend. He looks good, but I don't know if he's a top pick.

    They're comparing Orlavsky to Roethlesburger. Big, Strong, strong armed QB that dominates Big East competition. He may be a good mid-first round pick.

    From NFL Draft Blitz...

     
  13. Deez Nutz

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    Future QB...

    I know what I'm about to say is giong to make a lot of Dolphins fans mad, because everyone wants an answer to the QB problem now, but I honestly don't think that the Dolphins future quarterback is in this draft (unless he comes out early. Which I don't think he'll do). What I think the Dolphins should do, and I've been saying this for a while, is sign Drew Brees or someone like him for a few years, and in a year or 2, depending on when he comes out, draft Matt Jones from Arkansas. There are a lot of young quarterback's in this league, so he should drop pretty far if the Dolphins have a low pick. I don't know how far though. They may have to trade up, but I think he's worth it.
     
  14. miamirw

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    Oh yeah, one more thing: His first name is DAN!
     
  15. Jaj

    Jaj What you say?

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    Actually I think a rookie QB could start for us if he's well protected and plays smart like Rothy.
     
  16. SECfootball

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    Matt Jones is a senior this year, so he will be in the upcoming draft. Even as a Razorbacks fan, it's tough to see Jones as a franchise QB. He is a playmaker though, and very quick on his feet. I just don't think he's the type of player that could make the NFL transition well.
     
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    I totally agree that the Phins future QB is not in this draft. That's because we won't draft a high-round QB. Maybe a late-rounder for depth or as a project. But, I definatley think we should sign a Dree Brees, Rohan Davey, or John Kitna, this offseason and let him battle Feeley for the job. Use the high round picks on other needs, such as DT, OL, LB, etc.
     
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    My current list. Not that I count for anything.:)
    1. Rodgers Cal
    2. Orlovsky UConn
    3. Leinart USC I am worried about his arm strength and if his production may be due to the talent around him.
    4. Walter ASU plays well with little talent on his team. They cant run the ball... that sounds familiar :cry:
    5 Orton Purdue Seems to crumble under pressure. That scares me alot. Ryan Leaf anyone?
    6 Greene Geogia

    Once again this is all just my opinion
     
  19. Phinsfan1980

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    I have watched a few Cal games and I think Aaron Rodgers is the real deal. :cooldude:
     
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    I thought he was a senior, but a couple of people have told me he was a shophomore, so I thought I was wrong. I really like him though. He's fast.
     
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    People don't think there are people in this class that are franchise QBs, but there are. There actually might be more depth this year than in previous years. You just don't hear about the Derek Andersons, the Dan Orlovsky's, the Charlie Frye's, and other guys like that. Add guys like Rogers, Leinart, Walter, and Orton and thats not a bad class.
     
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    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/playerprofiles/qb/danorlovsky.html

    Weakness:

    Sometimes shows too much faith in his arm and will force throws into tight coverage...(Fiedler)......Doesn't throw the long ball well....(Fiedler)...Average mobility in the pocket.....(Fiedler)....and isn't a threat to run...(Fiedler, not a 'Vick')....Will get flustered under pressure...(Fiedler)....Has a long release...(Fiedler)....Takes a lot of big hits....(Fiedler).

    :lol:

    I haven't reviewed all the QBs available yet and the above is just having fun.
     
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    Doesn't sound too bad.
     
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    Yeah but these are usually the drafts that you get your best QB's out of, when your not crazy about any of them there usually comes good QB's out of a draft like that.
     
  25. Shamboubou

    Shamboubou THE REAL SOUL SHAKER!

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    :roflmao: we might as well just give them the job and save the waste of time from the battle.
     
  26. BlueFin

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    Yes lets keep bringing in other peoples scraps, lets waste another 5 years.

    You see Big Ben for Pittsburgh, he could have been ours.

    If Aaron Rodgers comes out draft him.
     
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    Sounds intriguing, Anyone that reminds of Roeth I like, Big Ben is teh real deal. Orlovcky could be good. Rodgers would be my other choice. Leinart, I havent seen much of. How strong is his arm?
     
  28. VManis

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    Being a big Dolphin fan and a UConn alumn this

    would be my dream sceanrio. I think there is a real possibility that it happens. Rick went up to UConn to scout DO and came back talking about their LT which he thought might make a good NFL guard. Like the original post said UConn's OL isn't much to talk about so why was Rick changing the subject? Perhaps he was trying not to hype Orlovski any more than he arleady has been.

    One thing that I think went unmentioned is that Dan is the son and has a coach and has a good football IQ, so much so that he has free reign to audible.
     
  29. MissMeth

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    I'd rather have Shane Boyd (Kentucky)... he's not well known but the dude is good. Has the heart we need, the ambition and talent. People dont know about him because he has a sorry team around him but this guy is amazing.
     
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    hmmm john kitna now that's an idea!
     
  31. KyPhinfan13

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    Sorry, but you're wrong about Boyd. I live in Kentucky and he's on T.V. every Saturday. He probably won't be drafted. Remember, Lorenzen started over him, and where's Jared now?
     
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    How in the world could we have gotten Big Ben? I do believe that he was drafted about 8-9 spots before we picked.
     
  33. MissMeth

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    Better for us... it makes him cheaper and we dont have to give up a draft pick for him. I dont know what happened last year but i know this kid has talent. Considering the horrible team he has, he still plays quite decent. I think this dude is worth something... he just needs to be given a chance.
     
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    Does anyone know if any of the Uconn games will be televised nationally? I'm very curious and anxious to see Dan play.
     
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    Orvlosky is NOT Big Ben.He cant move like him and he cant throw the deep ball as good as him.The 1 biggest problem with ORV is he just whips the ball and has no touch on it.
     
  36. KyPhinfan13

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    Probably won't even be drafted. I'd be surprised if he was anything higher than a 6th rounder. Boyd has no touch on his passes, he tries to force the ball into coverage, and doesn't use his natural ability (running) to his advantage. Ask any UK fan, they'll tell you the same--he stinks.

    The only reason he's gotten where he has was because he played on a power-house high school team in Lexington. He had great players around him.

    But you're right, he's worth something. I'd trade Fiedler for him in a heartbeat as long as Dave could be thrown in the deal as well.
     
  37. MissMeth

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    Now i wouldnt say he stinks... thats over-doing it.
     
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    HOMER!!!!!:D
     
  39. dolphinheel

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    Another guy to pick up 4rd or 5th round

    Darian Durant, UNC. I'm sure most Miami fans are familiar with him now! I think this guy will be a big time QB in a few years.
     
  40. KyPhinfan13

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    If you want to see a QB who's got some talent that plays in the state of Kentucky, look at Louisville...they've got two QB's with MAJOR potential. Brian Brohm (Jeff's little brother) and Stephan Lefors. Lefors is an interesting story in that his whole family is deaf. He's had to learn to be very receptive to everything around him. It might not help him on the field, but who knows?
     
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    I Bet A Rookie Qb For Us Can Compare Better Than The Way Feeley And Fiedler Have Played. Plus He Will Learn And Hit His Rookie Curves Pretty Fast And Be Much Better As Time Goes. So Id Say Hell Yes For A Rookie To Start For Us Next Year.

    What Id Prefer Tho Is,we Get A Nice Rookie Qb,but Then Sign A Vet. Like Warner And Let Our Rook Devlop Under Warner And Learn The Nfl In Year One. And Then Let Him Start Like Palmer In Year Two,and By That Time The Oline Will Hopefully Be Improved
     
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    Ha ha ha a deaf quarterback? We should definitely move up as far as necessary to make sure we get him. While we're at it, maybe there's a good one-legged running back playing DII ball somewhere.
     
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    He plays with a lot of heart but IMO he is too small for a NFL QB.Maybe he will be picked up by CFL .

    Stefan LeFors​
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    I think we have to go Q.B. with our #1 pick. We need to hedge our bet with Feeley and protect ourselves against A.J. not being the guy. Orlovsky is sure an exciting prospect with the size, the gun and the smarts. Start Feeley and groom Orlovsky and get rid of Fiedler. What's the deal with never playing Sage? Maybe replace him with a free agent veteran that's cost effective. Maybe Pitt will let Maddox go now that Ben has emerged as a star. Then go o-line till the cows come home. We've got to build the o-line through the draft but it's tough having all kids so I'm for going after 1 or 2 free agents especially LT and Center. New England threw everything they had at Ben and he cooly chopped them into pieces. Pittsburghs' o-line seemed very well coached and I didn't see missed assignments like we have here in Dolphinland. That o-line beat the tar out of the Pats and looked like they were having a good time doing it. Ben was ready with all the right checkoffs at all the right times. He didn't let the blitz stop his offense from rolling, moving the chains and just wearing out the Pats. Our Coaching isn't close to the Steelers. They were so prepared and ready. Tony Wise has to either do a better job fast or be fired. He is the o-line coach and we're making WAY to many mental errors out there on the field. Why aren't we super prepared and ready. I know we don't have the same talent as Pitt but this unit isn't poised and guys are coming in untouched. What's the deal Coach Wise? We've played better the last couple of weeks, I hope we're ready for the Jets.
     
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    Matt Jones will be a Jim Jenson type of player in the NFL. He will never be a quarterback and will likely never be a starter, but he is a player that will play great on special teams, play tight end, play H-Back, play receiver, and even be a gimmick player in goal line sets.

    I'd really consider drafting him as a "jack-of-all-trades" type of player. The ultimate utility guy.
     
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    you just rehashed the last 5 years in dolphin land. Interim QB while we "wait" for a stud to draft. Problem is you don't get to draft a stud QB unless you've got a high pick. You have to lost a lot to get a high pick. That's why you pick the man when you have the shot instead of hoping that you have a bust season when Jones comes out.
     

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