Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, Jul 2, 2019.
Agree to disagree, I thought Kwon played fine essentially as a rookie, and believe he’s strong at the POA. Baker has legit speed, and anyone who knows me irl will tell u im obsessed with speed cause I’m pretty damn fast and athletic myself
Jerome Baker wasn't drafted to be a POA linebacker, and if you're using him that way then there's no point having him on the field. He was drafted for his ability to quickly get to the ball and cover running backs or tight ends in space. Not to fight off blocks or overpower blockers at the line.
Hopefully the new defensive scheme keeps the linebackers clean. If it doesn't, or if the DL can't execute it, the linebackers we have will be left out to dry.
Yeah that was like 11 years into his career....this 2000 roster in his prime listed him at 235....who knows?
I tend to air on the side of players not being as tall or as heavy as their profiles state lol.
I just knew I remembered that number... he looked thick enough to be 235 to me...oh well!
I would say they are such young players, too young to tell for me anyways.. I see upside
Ya that’s true. Linebackers couldn’t fill a hole or gap. D line sucked but honestly our linebackers our a problem. People think Flores can coach everything up and make it better. People are going to be disappointed.
Our line backers and dline got pushed around. Which had nothing to do with the scheme. Though Wilkins will help and having Taylor play end should help too I hope.
I don't see Rodgers when I watch Baker.
Rodgers seemed stiff and uninstinctual.
Baker seems more fluid and instinctual.
I see Baker's career trajectory markedly different that Rodgers.
Well outside zone runs eventually makes you a POA LB. And I understand he is a read and chase LB. And as i stated, all of them were terrible against the run. Individually and as a unit.
Wilkins might be stout... even tho just a rookie?
Many people think Raekwon is a good LB. It has been well-documented that you thoroughly disagree.
its like Minkah said, "Its a clean slate for everyone". Hopefully everyone on the team is put into a better position to succeed this season.
Really? Our worst linebacker is a good linebacker? While I love to disagree with you, I would love for someone other than yourself to tell me what makes "Kwon" good?
Maybe some people see potential to be good, but he was doodoo last year. I think we are suffering from not knowing what good linebacker play looks like.
Karlos Dansby was good, Kiko has been ok for us, but Raekwon? I just dont see it.
And I am on record as not liking our entire linebacking core not just Raekwon with Kiko being the one I dislike the least because he at least makes plays from time to time but he also needs to be upgraded if the scheme change does not help put him in a position to succeed.
As the worst run defense in the league last year, you would think they would have gotten a bunch of new linebackers and interior defensive lineman instead of just one DT. You know what they say about the definition of insanity right? Looks like we are walking into next season with essentially the same personel but expecting different results.
I’m aware you wanted someone other than me to explain this to you, but if you’re seeking logical, well thought-our counterpoints, you might want to lead with something other than “He was doodoo.”