Training camp preview of wide receivers

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  1. JonnyZ81

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    Good in depth look at the roster battles at wide receiver: http://www.thephinsider.com/2009/7/21/955523/miami-dolphins-training-camp

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    That's only part of it. I suggest going to check out the entire article.


    my take is that we'll only keep 5 receivers. and i think neither london nor armstrong make the roster.



    thoughts?
     
  2. j-off-her-doll

    j-off-her-doll FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

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    There will be some tough cuts. I'm hoping we keep Armstrong, but I think it's 50/50.
     
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    i think people are crazy if they think that camarillo wont make the team... last year we had
    Ginn, Bess, Camarillo, wilford, and london..

    Wilford and london didnt step up so i think theyll be gone, maybe london is preseason trade bait.. i think Armstrong needs to have an amazing preseason to make the Roster and i hope he does. the kid is FAST but i think if he doesnt hes going to get cut,
     
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    One of the advantages of bring in Jake Grove is his ability to go heads up with the NT. He had the highest percentage in the NFL of one-on-one blocks. His one-on-one success facilitates running out of the 3 or 4 wide receiver sets, so I expect us to spread out the defense like the patriots have done recently. This works to the strengths of Chad Pennington, and the FO has acquired enough wide receiver talent for the Dolphins to run the spread offense consistently. Ronnie certainly has the skills required for the running back position in the spread.

    I find it hilarious that everyone is talking about the wildcat and missing the implications of the FO approach for offensive players during the offseason. Many individuals on this board think it is crazy that we drafted someone like Hartline when Camarillo and Bess are on our roster. The spread offense requires smaller, faster receivers. There is a premium on slot receivers within a spread offense. I am curious to see if I have correctly interpreted the tea leaves (I recognize this is all speculative). If I am correct, I do not expect to see alot of four receiver sets in the preseason. I expect they will unvail it against Atlanta.

    As for the topic of this thread, I expect us to keep 6 wide receivers on the final roster.
     
  5. finner

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    well, pretty much what anyone already knows if you're following the team...No real "news" IMO.
     
  6. endorPHINS72

    endorPHINS72 Restore the greatness!

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    What are you talking about??? Training camp hasn't even started yet. All we've had are practices in pajamas with no hitting. You can't say anyone hasn't stepped it up until we see them in training camp and some preseason games.
     
  7. BARF

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    i think armstrong is going to be on the practice squad, i honestly think we will carry 6 wr's this year, ginn, bess, turner, hartline, cam, and armstrong/london. wilford will be te, martin will be traded,
     
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    I'm seeing it alot like you are.

    IMO, London gets traded for a 6 or 7. I think alot of people forget he was a very hot commodity when NY waved him, with several teams applying for him.

    I also think if Wilford shows he can get open from the TE spot (you would think he mismatches well from there), Martin goes on the block as well.

    So yeah, Ginn, Bess, Rillo, Turner, Hartline & Armstrong.
     
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    that thought recently crossed my mind as well. IF Wilford does well at TE in camp and IF there is an injury to another team's TE, there's a good chance this will get done IMO.
     
  10. Fish-Head

    Fish-Head U made the pudding but forgot the proof.

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    I'm not sure you can have a discussion about the potential starters at WR without at least mentioning who is getting them the ball... As of right now that is Chad P... He is not the kind of QB that can really utilize deep threats, he needs guys who can create seperation in 10 yards not 40. So if we keep 6:

    Cam, Bess, Ginn: Locks.

    Turner: I have to think Pennington is as excited about this kid as much as we are. I think Chad's accuracy coupled with this kid's size and polish at this point make for a pretty exciting combination. Remember it is Pennington's accuracy that can take the pressure off receivers without REAL speed...Look for Chad to make this kid look GOOD. We needed this dimension very badly.

    Hartline: Another guy that can flourish in a Chad P system. Durable underneath and sure handed... His high selection and ability to play on special teams allow him to crack the lineup.

    Armstrong: Last year in preseason he had excellent chemistry with Henne. I expect the same this year. With a strong armed Henne under center Ginn and Armstrong would really press opposing CB tandems with all that speed. Unfortuntely with Chad that skill overlap works against us as stretching the field is not a Pennington strong suit. A little too much of a Ginn clone to be fully utilized in a Pennington run offense IMO. Can he return kicks???

    London: This guy is the perfect backup to ALL those mentioned. He has size to complement/replace Turner... Some speed and can play special teams...

    If I was making the choice TODAY... Before camp... I would take London because of his versatility to fill in for and compliment the others. I LOVE Armstrong and if Henne was under center I would take him over London... But since it is Chad P I think that we could use London's size a little more. JMO.
     
  11. JonnyZ81

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    I like your logic there. I think I'd take B-London, too. He'll also contribute on special teams, too. Armstrong - not so much.
     
  12. Fish-Head

    Fish-Head U made the pudding but forgot the proof.

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    It is too bad, I do like Armstrong... I expect he will have a very good preseason as Henne is pencilled in to take the majority of snaps... But I just think that London suits Pennington a little better.

    Camp will be fun since the word is that Armstrong has really improved his routes... This might make him more of an underneath option and lethal with YATC. Maybe he can return kicks? His skills would seem to suit it... I think they auditioned him a little last year... I was underwhelmed with Bess handling those duties...

    Either way the London/Armstrong battle is gonna be a good one... Mr Sparano you have some tough choices to make. Good luck with that! :lol:
     

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