The Final Roster

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  1. Jorser

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    The Final Roster -Updated

    Still a few question marks, particularly how to keep L. Henry around and a few positions where they will be thin until they re-sign a waived player or sign someone off the waiver wire, but all in all this is pretty close to how it may go. It will be far from set until early next week. They may ultimately get to 7 LB's, 9 OL depending on if Searcy goes on IR for the first 6 weeks of the season and who they may be able to sign at LB. Twan Russell does not deserve a roster spot this year.....he has become a liability.....is playing at 215 Lbs and looks as if he is going to collapse after every play and is more than a step slower than he used to be. His contributions on special teams have easily been eclipsed by Symonette, McGarrahan, and Ayanbadejo, as well as the usual suspects. The Femi/L. Henry battle could end up a little different as well. I feel that while they would like to have L. Henry for the future, that Ayanbedejo gives you more right now than a 4th RB, particularly with the potential of only 3 TE's on the roster and the heavy use of the FB in the new offense. If Konrad were to be injured there is no one to fill his role, other than Ayanbadejo, and that role has become a very important and productive one. They may cut another player and keep both Femi and Henry until the dust settles and then waive Henry and try to sneak him on the Practice Squad. Ditto that thinking with Omare Lowe, another player that they would like to develop but who has not had any playing time in the pre-season. He too will be protected and stashed either on IR or the PS if he is not ready to play or if they are able to find a suitable replacement to be the 4th corner/reserve dime back. Earnest Grant should just hold on to his roster spot unless they are able to find a better player off the waiver wire in the next few days. With both J. Williams and R. Burnett able to play DT, particularly on passing downs, the final DT spot should go to the best run defender/strong man and that would be Grant. Henry Taylor, who I am a fan of, just gets pushed around way too much and is more of a quick step inside pass rushing DT, which they don't really need. Dario Romero is a bulked up former DE who I have seen get blown off the line of scrimmage way to much in the pre-season.


    QB 3 Fiedler
    Lucas
    Rosenfels

    WR 5 Chambers
    Gadsden
    Ward
    McKnight
    Johnson


    RB 6 Williams
    Konrad
    Minor
    Dyer
    Edwards
    Ayanbadejo

    TE 3 McMichael
    Weaver
    Perry

    OL 9 Wade
    Perry
    Ruddy
    Nails
    Dixon
    McKinney
    Spriggs
    Andrew
    Searcy

    DL 9 Taylor
    Bowens
    Chester
    Ogunleye
    Haley
    Burnett
    Williams
    D. Bowens
    Grant

    LB 7 Thomas
    Rodgers
    Greenwood
    Hendricks
    Galyon
    Symonette
    New Player

    DB 9 Madison
    Surtain
    Marion
    Freeman
    Fletcher
    Wooden
    McGarrahan
    Gamble
    Lowe


    ST 2 Mare
    Royals


    I had an error on the number of offensive lineman. There will be 9 and the extra player will probably be the LB. Russell may stick until that player is found or thye may keep Henry for a couple of days and then waive him when they find the new LB.[/B]
     
  2. finfan54

    finfan54 A True Fan Donator

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    I agree with most everything but i think henry Taylor should get it over Grant. Grant had a decent game from what i heard over HT but i think Taylor has more moves and he gets penetration. He has fresh legs and ive seen enough of grant for two years, i say go in a different direction. As far as Leonard henry, well i think they will just try to squeeze him through the practice squad only to have the colts take him away like severens. they are watching us.
     
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    Taylor is not strong vs the run and I'm concerned with that...he doesn't the point of attack well, but he is really quick for his size.
     
  4. jack

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    Agree with analysis but who is the tenth OL?
     
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    Capt. Dick Deep Sea Wanderer

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    What is the injury status of Searcy? He might be out for the year.
     
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    poornate We may die, but our actions are immortal

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    Last night it was reported that it was a slight muscle tear and he could possibly be out for only a few weeks.
     
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    Thanks, bro.
     
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    Where was this said?:confused:
     
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    Capt. Dick Deep Sea Wanderer

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    Sun Sentinal report. See the thread.....Leon Searcy, the latest.
     
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    poornate We may die, but our actions are immortal

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    Posted on Sat, Aug. 31, 2002

    Victories in injury game
    Surtain OK; Searcy likely not finished
    By ETHAN J. SKOLNICK
    eskolnick@herald.com

    With less than a week until the start of the NFL season, the Dolphins got two victories, and possibly a third, when three injured players were evaluated Friday.

    Cornerback Patrick Surtain, tight end Jed Weaver and reserve offensive lineman Leon Searcy all sustained injuries in Thursday's final exhibition game, but none was as serious as feared.

    Surtain is expected to start at cornerback against Detroit on Sept. 8, despite sustaining a groin injury while recovering the opening onside kick in Thursday's final exhibition game.

    Weaver had a MRI exam on his left knee Friday, and the exam showed a significant bone bruise with associated bleeding, but no fresh tear. The team listed Weaver as day-to-day, and he could play against the Lions.

    Searcy's injury is most traumatic, but an MRI showed it might not end his NFL career. After missing the past two seasons, first because of a right quadriceps tear and then a torn left triceps, Searcy partially tore his right triceps in Thursday's pregame warm-ups.

    Initially, the thought was Searcy, 32, would miss another season. But his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Friday evening the tear might not be as significant as suspected and Searcy could return after a few weeks
     
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    MIAMI HERALD
     
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    Capt. Dick Deep Sea Wanderer

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    There is a link to the sun-sentinal report in the other thread. That`s the one that I read.
     
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    poornate We may die, but our actions are immortal

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    Yesterday the herald was reporting him as out for the season probably. This story was from this morning though. It's the most recent thing I've seen.
     
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    inFINSible Don't believe everything you think.

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    I agree with your FB observation ....I said it when the trade was made....Dyer can not replace Konrad's role, if (and that's a little if) Rob gets injured.....Femi is the only one who can do what Konrad does....he MUST make the team....sorry Leonard Henry, you just aren't any use to us THIS year....
     
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    Thats a good point. To run the offense Norv probably needs a guy like Konrad and if he gets injured Dyer prolly can't do that. Femi is good at running the ball I think, except he fumbles.

    I agree with everything except you forgot Twan Russell at LBer (perhaps on purpose). I don't think Symonette has beaten Twan for a roster spot. Symonette's got the last LBer spot right now but the coaches are scannin the waiver wire and callin people with trade scenarios pretty desperately lookin for a LBer to replace Symonette. I think we may roster 10 DBs, so somewhere one of those positions needs to be reduced one spot...
     
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    My roster

    QB (3)
    Fiedler, Lucas, Rosenfels

    WR (5)
    Chambers, Gadsden, Ward, McKnight, Johnson

    RB (3)
    Williams, Edwards, Minor

    FB (3)
    Konrad, Dyer, Ayanbadejo

    TE (4)*
    McMichael, Weaver, Perry, Draper or FA

    OL (8)*
    Dixon, Nails, Ruddy, Perry, Wade, Spriggs, McKinnie, Andrew, Searcy (PUP)

    DE (5)
    J. Taylor, Ogunleye, Burnett, Williams, D. Bowens

    DT (4)
    T. Bowens, Chester, Haley, Romero

    LB (7)
    Thomas, Rodgers, Greenwood, Hendricks, Galyon, Russell, Symonette

    CB (4)
    Madison, Surtain, Fletcher, Green or FA

    S (5)
    Marion, Freeman, Wooden, McGarrahan, Moore

    ST (2)
    K Mare
    P Royals


    As I mentioned in another post, think the Phins will put Searcy on the PUP (since I heard he likely will be out 6 weeks). And since Weaver is banged up pretty bad, I feel that the extra roster spot will go to Draper or another TE. Then when Searcy comes back (IF he comes back) and Weaver heals up (hopefully), we'll likely cut the extra TE.

    Also, I don't feel that we'll keep 3 FBs. But I really hope we do. It makes sense (keeping Femi). That or we'll just cut Dyer. Cutting Dyer is a real possibility now. Either way it's gonna be a really tough decision.

    I think Moore beats out Gamble.

    Also, I think the reason the Phins are trying to trade Grant is because of ROMERO, and not Taylor. Taylor is a pass rusher. But we've got Burnett and Williams who can line up inside. Speilman was talking about the three DTs during the Bears game. He said Romero was good at taking up two blockers and "that's what we want to do: keep our LBs clean". Grant just doesn't seem to have the strength and/or leverage to properly hold up at the point of attack. I also was very impressed with Romero at the Buccaneer scrimmages. This is his first season at DT. Grant has had two years with us. Romero will win the job.
     
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    I like your roster.
     
  18. Merman

    Merman Super Bowl MVP

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    I think Searcy is just going to get cut with an injury settlement. Two straight years of injury is enough.

    Dyer should not be cut for Femi. Femi should make the roster on his own as a ST, backup TE, WR, fullback and if needed as a trade for some other needed position.

    As Buonticonti said, all the back up tackles looked awful. Grant maybe the best of the bunch holding up against the point of attack and he does have a history of making plays. If not, Taylor can already pass rush and could probably be coached to clog up the middle more. He could turn out to be a poor man's Warren Sapp.
     
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    Now Merman, I KNOW that you were probably being at least a little facetious by saying that Henry Taylor could turn out to be a "poor man's Warren Sapp".

    I liked what I saw of him as well, but Warren Sapp is not close to what he reminds me of.

    Again, this is not a shot, just poking a little fun, but Sapp? lol
     
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    Merman Super Bowl MVP

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    Talyor has a habit of poking his fat *** through the line just like Sapp. He just doesn't catch anyone as much as Sapp. :lol:
     

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