2016 1st Round Pick Laremy Tunsil To Have Break Out 2018??

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  1. CA Dolfan

    CA Dolfan Dolphin fan since '72 Finheaven VIP

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    According to an NFL media analyst Laremy Tunsil is one of 5 2016 1st round picks to have a break out 2018.

    "After handling starting duties at left guard in his rookie season, the 13th overall pick of the 2016 draft traveled a very bumpy road in his sophomore season as he moved to to his natural left tackle position. Tunsil was drafted to eventually be a tackle, but played guard in 2016 while Branden Albert manned the left tackle spot. After the team traded Albert last offseason, Tunsil was expected to make a smooth transition back outside, but things didn't go according to plan, as he allowed six sacks and committed 12 penalties in his 15 starts. Moving back outside and contending with explosive athletes in space was clearly more of a challenge for him than anyone anticipated. With an offseason to digest his struggles, I expect a much better performance from the talented tackle in his second year as the starting left tackle."

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...-firstround-picks-that-will-break-out-in-2018
     
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    circumstances Starter Finheaven VIP

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    And have a non-dumpster-fire starting at Guard next to him (let alone a non-statue-QB)

    I'm expecting big things from the young man.
     
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    After Tannehill, he's arguably the most vital asset we have.

    Expectations should be high for this kid. He has the kind of talent that should make DE's not look forward to playing against him.

    He and Parker both need to play 16 games this season.
     
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    Talk is cheap.....sick of hearing about it, want to see it.
     
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    All this talk about players potentially breaking out...just freaking do it! Waiting on Philips to break out, waiting on Tunsil to break out, waiting on Parker to break out, waiting on Harris to break out. Geez.
     
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    I'm hoping for the best of course but lets see him do it out on the field. Is he willing to put in the work? I'm not holding my breath on Harris but I know he's a hard worker. I believe Tunsil has more talent but he needs to put it all together out there. If he can play like a first round pick should play then that would go a long way to making out O-line much better than it's been. Time will tell
     
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    It all starts in the offseason. If the player is dedicated and puts in the necessary work to make themselves better and report to camp in shape ready to compete, that's a start.
     
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    Gase has said that Tunsil really wants it. You can often read between the lines of what a coach says, but here that’s a tell. Let’s hope he takes a big step forward. He was highly ranked. There’s got to be talent there.
     
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    Would have been nice to have more information like has he worked with a specialist or added muscle mass, something that says he is all in on getting better.
     
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    Hopefully Sitton will make a big impression on him
     
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    Dallas Thomas used to give up a sack every 6 plays...
     
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    We sure do need it.
     
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    I'm connecting these quotes because Dallas Thomas was arguably the hardest working offensive lineman on the team while he was on the roster. It is one of the reasons the coaches kept giving him opportunities. It also shows that nothing replaces raw ****ing talent...which Tunsil has loads of.
     
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    Dallas Thomas was sued by the Thomas's English muffin anti defamation league...
     
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    This is our mantra for our first round picks, not just Tunsil. One of these years a first rounder is going to break out, I just know it.
     
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    I mean the odds are in our favor. Heavily.
     
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    And I think this is that year with Minkah
     
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    Maybe so. Maybe it will be the perfect storm and our last seven years of 1st round picks will rise above the mediocrity.
     
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    So was Jamarcus Russell
     
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    CA Dolfan Dolphin fan since '72 Finheaven VIP

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    I would love that.
     
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    was actually watching a clip on instagram this morning talking about Russell, said coach flipino (think the raiders coach) gave him a dvd to take home, had all 15-20 plays, wanted him to watch it and let him know what he felt most comfortable with. "ok coach" the next day flipino asked him what plays he wanted to eliminate "none I can run all of them" well which players are your favorites "I love them all, I can run all of them" then he was informed he was given a blank dvd. cant remember what player, but it was a former raider or a former player under that coach.

    and also you can be a hard worker, but if you're not working on the right thing you're going to fail forward fast. I have some coworkers who work their *** off and are not accomplishing anything (counterproductive even) . and also ones that are great at looking busy but not accomplishing anything
     
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    Sounds like Bo Callahan.
     
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    Great story
     
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    I concur, Tunsil will play at a higher level this year. I’m so confident in that feel free to put that in your bong and smoke it.
     
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    Tunsil, Parker and Tannehill all need to step up this year
     
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    Sad but true. Parker, Tunsil, Harris have all underwhelmed so far.

    That said THIS is Tunsil’s breakout year! I predict he goes for 600 yards rushing, 50 redeptions and 8 TDS.
     
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    There is no questioning Tunsil’s talent. But if he ever puts it all together, “Look Out”, because Miami’s offensive line may finally become the unit we fans have hoped for. He can be the difference in Tannehill Finally taking huge steps forward. Tunsil needs to step it up, he certainly had the makings of a fantastic LT in college.
     
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    Agree. To state the obvious, the hurdle of many players isn't talent, but intangibles. Dion Jordan, Ryan Leaf, Tunsil. The 'head' part of the player isn't the problem. Will Tunsil 'get it' this year? I think so, but, for now, it's all speculation.
     
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    Kilgore and Sitton are 2 grizzled war horses that came to town to play some winning Football. They're not going to sit around idly while someone is not putting out 100% effort. Coach Washburn is a guy that has Coached successful units including Miami's o-line in 2016. All of that will force Tunsil to really give it all this coming season. This is his time to step and prove that he is a blue chip LT. Working next to Pro Bowler Sitton will change Tunsil's game in a big way. He will see how it's done from a technician with a nasty attitude. He will want Sitton to respect him and he'll go to work.

    This team has zero luck in keeping an o-line healthy. We could use a break this season.
     
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    This thread is about having a vert bad oline coach. Tunsil is a stud.
     
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    Wouldn't it be great if that actually happened. No reason it shouldn't!

    Love that avatar 72 silky!
     
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    Hope so. I do give him a slight pass for last year. But everyone who makes the game day roster will be expected to be better than last year.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I agree, but had to read this twice to make sure it wasn't a whine. I've become allergic to negativity.
     
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    Why? They both produce a flat product.
     
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    How dare you apply real life examples to NFL ball players. LOL
     
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    Offensive lines aren't defined by the strength of one player or position.
    They are defined by the weakness of one player or position!
     
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    What makes Tunsil a frustrating case is with him it's all desire-base. There is absolutely no question about his athleticism....none at all!
     
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