OL thread. Please share your knowledge of our OL Players

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Sherif, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Sherif

    Sherif Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    May 2002
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I've not seen it discussed so I wanted to start a thread. First of who is Ben Anderson. He seems like a weak link. Why not try to move Dmac from back up LT into RG? We need to run the ball better than we have or Culpepper is going to get killed. Any observations or answers to our run blocking woe's.

    Right Tackle
    V. Carey
    A. Alabi
    M. Pearson

    Right Guard
    B. Anderson
    T. Pape
    S. McKinney

    Center
    R. Hadnot
    W. Smith
    J. Berger

    Left Guard
    J. James
    J. Toledo
    C. Brooks

    Left Tackle
    L. Shelton
    D. McIntosh
    O. Thompson
     
  2. nolefin

    nolefin thank you Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 2004
    Messages:
    2,127
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    all i know is wade smith sux...
     
  3. Gardenhead

    Gardenhead Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jul 2005
    Messages:
    1,232
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not to be a smart-guy, but our O-line has been discussed ad nauseum in the past 3 weeks.
     
  4. MastR_EvaluatoR

    MastR_EvaluatoR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2006
    Messages:
    824
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, wade smith sucks the bag .. But also why do you even have McKinney listed ??? He broke his neck and he's out for the year. . Similar injuries have happened to players and they never EVER came back the same season.. He's done like dinner.
     
  5. FINFAN_4_EVER

    FINFAN_4_EVER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think McIntosh, Toledo, Berger, or Pearson should move to RG and battle with anderosn for #1. The 2 that stand out the most have to be Toledo and Mac. Im interested to see how this will turn out
     
  6. Rich22

    Rich22 Phin DieHard!

    Joined:
    Jan 2005
    Messages:
    1,356
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    During the Carolina game I was disappointed in Hadnot and Anderson. Both waved at guys and the miss caused tackles in the backfield. I wouldn't just blast Anderson although he deserves it. I wonder just how good Hadnot is at center. Also, we suck at pulling our guards. James is always late. I'm not saying anything new - just wondering how the line can be so bad still. I thought they would have made more progress by now. With stud FB's and a beefy line I'd thought we have at least an inch or two of a hole? I heard the quotes from Carey and folks about wearing the other team down in teh 3rd and 4th qtr. Are you kidding me?? How about doing it in the 1st and 2nd qtr!!
     
  7. Sherif

    Sherif Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    May 2002
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I saw the same things Rich. It's a wonder Ronnie has done as well as he has with defenders constantly two yards in our backfield. Hadnot is making penalties and he's also responsible for blocking assignments so you're right he's probably a bigger goat than Anderson is. If we have a slow start this year, It will likely be because of a whole new OL and secondary. I just hope if it happens, everyone doesn't jump off the bandwaggon.
     
  8. rafael

    rafael Hall Of Famer

    Joined:
    Aug 2002
    Messages:
    6,248
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Actually, Anderson is decent in the run game. He has good power and if he gets his hands on you tends to provide a good push. His problem is with quick guys, hence the whiffs in the last game. I can't say I was ever thrilled we got him. I thought that Toledo would beat him out (pre-injury). I don't, however, think that juggling all those other positions will make our line stronger. Sometimes you just have to go with what you have and coach them up or scheme to minimize their weaknesses. IMO short of some G that HH loves being cut our RGs are Anderson, Toledo and eventually Mckinney.
     
  9. FinNasty

    FinNasty "The Sticker Dunk"

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Messages:
    7,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How has Shelton been doing?? I havent paid much attention to him...
     
  10. Sherif

    Sherif Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    May 2002
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Finsnasty, Shelton Has not been spectacular but above average IMO. He doesn't dominate. I think he kept Julius Peppers in check which says alot and the sacks usually have come from the interior of our line. Still there has been no holes when Ronnie has tried to run between Shelton and James and it's even worse on the other side. There's just not that much to go on to tell yet. I wish CKP or someone who has seen alot of footage could comment.
     
  11. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock A True Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    6,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hudson? Is that you? If not, I'm not wasting my time with this thread. If its you, then why are you asking US?
     
  12. HybridPHIN 23

    HybridPHIN 23 the N E W Dolphilbins

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    4,615
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wasn't it V.Carey who kept Peppers in check ?
     
  13. dlockz

    dlockz Hall Of Famer

    Joined:
    Sep 2004
    Messages:
    44,288
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Hell, Toledo has been basically hurt since preseason started so it hard to stand out in street clothes.
     
  14. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 2002
    Messages:
    48,649
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
  15. Silverphin

    Silverphin Chairman of the 'Owned! Awards' Commitee

    Joined:
    Jul 2005
    Messages:
    6,433
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  16. Bofin

    Bofin Starter

    Joined:
    May 2006
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    real nice summary ck, thanks
     
  17. Dors156

    Dors156 He's Backkkkk

    Joined:
    Jul 2005
    Messages:
    6,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i havent payed any attentionto our oline individually so i dont know so much of whats goin on right now
     
  18. matty3054

    matty3054 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    exactly
     
  19. Sherif

    Sherif Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    May 2002
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    This is probably the most comprehensive Dolphins analysis on the web. Thanks Chris. Looks like good competition with Beasley and Barnes, Peele and Rader, Wilkinson and Trayler, I just wish we had similar talent and competition on the OL.
     

Share This Page