Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by BAMAPHIN 22, Oct 1, 2010.
Looks like out of all these young guys Shuler has the most potential to amount to anything. I still wouldn't be surprised if we drafted a tight end this April though.
Just don't show the playbook to daddy.
Good to hear he's picking up the offense. I expect to see him Monday night cause Mastrud spent way too much time on the ground getting blown up on his attempted blocks.
Coming into this season I really thought we would see more TE sets, but it looks like noone is really stepping up and to me thus far Fasano is not living up to the hype. I really wish we had a TE that was as dangerous as other teams have...You look at the elite teams in the league and most if not all have a very good TE.
Mastrud sucks. Cut him.
Hype? How can a TE who has never had 40 catches in a season have any hype?
Ireland acknowledged that they wanted to address the TE position in the draft, but knew they weren't gonna be able to fill all the holes this year.
The only people who hyped up Fasano were those who thought his 08 campaign was something to build on. If people actually looked at his per game output he was below avg, disappearing games at a time. And he held true to form in 09. Ryan, Flacco and Sanchez all came into systems that either already had their TEs or traded for one.
This along with ILB opposite Danby are this FO biggest failures.
And they get no credit for Dansby? Exactly how many ILBs were free agents for us to sign? We drafted 4 linebackers, traded for another and signed a 6th as an undrafted free agent. You can't fault them for trying and you can only pick from what's available in the draft when it's your turn. I think AJ Edds would have helped a lot but he tore his ACL...that's just the way it goes.
We needed to address the OLB spot after getting rid of #99 and Joey Porter and we traded down in the first round so that we could have that 2nd round pick. Considering our first 3 picks are starting for us (and it probably would be the first 4 picks right now if Edds wouldn't have gotten hurt with Crowder out) I think we did pretty good. In a perfect world I suppose all of the draft picks we ever wanted would be waiting for us when we picked but that's not going to happen. I thought the first 4 picks went about as well as I could have hoped for. Odrick, Misi, Jerry and Edds...that's super solid. Once we got into the 5th there weren't many TEs left worth drafting.
Mickey Shuler is 247 pounds but looks slender and closer to 230. He needs to add some muscle. Gives good effort as a blocker but we need to see what he can do in a game.
Hopefully this Shuler guy can do something half decent for us.
Wait a second... If we get a sidekick for Fasano, wouldn't we basicly be stuck with 2 Robins and no Batmans? Who's our Batman in this equation???
Shuler and & Epps will be behind on the depth chart behind Fasano @ seasons end.
It wouldn't surprise me either to see a TE drafted. Pianalto from UNC?
we'll draft someone early come april. there are some nice prospects (hopefully) coming out next year. fasano is the total package minus speed - kind of important - hard to create mismatches when all the LBers are faster than you are.
i miss david martin, and justin peele
datruth I guess you skipped over the part of my quote on Ireland.
Fact is, the drafting of White hurt this team in more ways than one.
Total package minus speed? Even TonyG at 40 has better hands and speed. Being happy with a guy who has no speed to threaten the seams on a regular basis is shocking.
Sorry, but he has been a major handicap since 08. Less than 40 catches per season is unacceptable, especially with a young QB.
Shuler may have a shot at being a nice player. If you watch some of his videos from his PSU days he always seemed to get open in the middle of the field, but the QB's loved to force it in to the WR's. Remember when he played Penn State had Norwood, Williams, and Butler at WR....Which was a great group for college team.
he actually has good hands. last season was the only time he had issues there in his whole career - i'm gonna say it was an anomaly. maybe he was so used to pennington's meatballs that he didn't adjust to henne's rockets? i don't know.
Martin, yes. Peele, No.
Watching Mastrud against the Jets, I wondered whether one of our fans had won a raffle where first prize was to get to play for your favorite team
His whole NFL career? Matters little, teams that can run still have better TE's for their young qbs. TonyG, Keller, Heap, Whitten (Romo 1st started), and MIA has Fasano, a guy who has yet to have a 35 catch season.
whole career counting college. dropped passes have never been an issue with him - only last season. but i won't argue we need an upgrade - he can't create mismatches regardless of how soft his hands are.
The annoying thing is the FO obviously is doing all they can to find a stud TE.. yet we have yet to draft one. We of all teams should know how a good TE can change a game.
True but I'm pretty sure they wanted Jimmy Graham as our early 4th round pick but the pesky Saints nabbed him late in the 3rd round.
Yeah, he's one of the people I'm sure we would have taken if they fell a little bit. Him and McCluster.
Fasano doesn't need a sidekick, he's average at best, he needs to be replaced. An average NFL guy does not deserve a sidekick.
Maybe Fasano should just get a goldfish this year!! Worrying about all those weiner candidates won't do any good.
I hope not. Pianalto reminds me of Haynos. Dude has no speed to be a threat down field. He's fine against zone coverage where he kind finds a soft spot and then sits and waits for Yates to pass him the ball but he has no after the catch ability and no speed.
If Rudolph's not available how about the kid out of Wisconsin?