Devante Parker Coming With A Purpose This Offseason & Fales Getting Raves By Gase

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  1. Tiko377

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    We need Parker to have a big year
     
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    Where have we heard this before....
     
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    I am thinking that Gase likes Fales more than most of us thought. He did look good against Buffalo last year.
     
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    As a long time member, I can definitely tell you that I see the same post year after year. This was mentioned last year about the same player. Talk is cheap man.....gotta go out and do it.
     
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    I'n sure he does and after the first few QBs go off the board in each draft, it is about finding the right fit anf guys you feel you can develop for your offense.
     
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    Def thought Fales had potential based off his play last preseason, albeit against poor competition. It's promising to hear Gase praise him over others, as our QB room needs competition
     
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    Same as last year with Parker. Not even going to Express my feelings.
     
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    Last year and probably again next year
     
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    To be honest, I do not recall hearing this in relation to Parker ever. If true, it could lead to good things.
     
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    Fales... Foles.... Any similarities????
    Any superstitious hombres can chip in????
     
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    Oh man...
     
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    I agree. I think Gase believes in Fales as a backup QB. Considering we didn't draft a QB and brought in Osweiler, I think there is more to it than we thought. We also didn't resign Moore when he was more than capable of being a backup on the cheap.

    I like what I hear about Parker considering it has been Gase who has called him out in the past. He needs to work on building strength, routes, and overall just approaching the game with passion. He has had some of the most spectacular catches that I've ever seen as a Dolphins WR. The problem is he disappears from the game usually due to injury. Let's hope he can become who we all believe he can be.
     
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    He wasn't too comfortable with Fales last year but now he is? After 71 additional snaps in 2017...

    He was talked into Osweiler but is also comfortable with him starting? Alrighty then...
     
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    Coach player motivation speech. Whatever’s
     
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    He did look like a completely different receiver last year before the high ankle sprain. I think his progression is as simple as staying healthy. If he stays healthy, then he'll be our #1 WR and have a breakout season. If he's hampered by injuries, then WR1 becomes a priority need next offseason.
     
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    I'm ready to draft his replacement next year. I would hate to see them invest big money on an average injury prone WR
     
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    Well, the good thing is they won't have to commit long term unless he proves it for two years in a row consistently. Won't be a one year/contract year thing.

    And I'm betting against the odds that he will with Landry gone and Tannehill back.
     
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    Parker will get more targets, from a better QB . I think he'll have a great year
     
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    In a perfect world Minkah would mentor DVP, but that might be a tad embarrassing in the real world
     
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    I still have hope for DVP, albeit dwindling.

    It's just tough to let those measurable go. Stay healthy you lanky SoB and show us what you can do!
     
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    Are we sure he didn't mean to say he's doing work with a porpoise?
     
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    As if we weren't hearing the exact same things about Parker this time last year. I'm not expecting much from him at all.
     
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    My expectations are high for Parker, just like they were last year. He put together a promising season considering injuries and the fact he had Cutler throwing the ball at him all year.

    Plus... this year is his payday.
     
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    All I have to say,"I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, I do not believe a word they say."


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    DeVante Parker is having a strong offseason, according to Adam Gase. (Andres Leiva/The Post)

    http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachp...te-parker-approaching-offseason-with-purpose/
     
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    This doesn't inspire confidence in my opinion. When you start reading books about how receivers got to be so great, it seems like a grasping at straws type of thing. This guy has not broken out yet, something's missing.
     
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    "He’s done a great job so far this offseason" sounds eerily similar to when Wannstedt said every year, "We're gonna get Rob Konrad more involved this year." I'll consider whatever Parker contributes a bonus. It's on the rest of the group imo.
     
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    One more year of growth, playing with ahis starting qb again and not playing in Landry's shadow. All reason I believve Parker will have a good year.
     
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    Until he suffers a hangnail and is out for 6 games.
     
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    Wake me up when he actually does something
     
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    Poor kid hasn’t gotten his legs right since college. He’s a great player if his legs can hold up. I don’t think it’s a smart or a want with Parker. I think it’s health
     
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    Parker has been banged up and hampered during his career, but the whole "he always misses games" is wrong. In three seasons he's missed 5 games. He may have been hampered with nagging injuries in 10 or 15 of the 43 games he's played in, but he's been on the field more than most. I fact I wouldn't be shocked if he's been 100% in less than half the game he's played. I don't know if people are just spoiled by Landry and Stills playing in 48 of a possible 48 game over the past three seasons, but missing less than 2 games per year isn't that bad when you look at the league average for people players that see a decent amount of snaps.
     
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    class of 2015 in 2017:
    1st round:
    Amari Cooper 48 rec. 680 yards
    Kevin White 2 rec 6 yards
    Devante Parker 57 rec 670 yards
    Nelson Aghlor 62 rec 768
    Breshard Perriman 10 rec for 78 yards

    2nd round
    Philip Dorset 12 rec 194 yards
    Devin Smith out iinjured entire season
    Dorel Green-Beckham out of the league
    Devin Funchess 63 reception 840 yards

    3rd round
    Tyler Lockett 45 rec 555 yards
    Jaelan Strong 3 rec 38 yards
    Chris Conley 11 rec 175 yards
    Sammie Coates 6 rec 70 yards
    Ty Montgomery moved to running back.


    I guess my point is Parker's production last year despite being hampered and playing with Jay Cutler was still one of the better receivers from the class of 2015's top 3 rounds in terms of receptions and yards last season. The only thee in the conversation with Parker were Cooper, Aghlor and Funchess. Maybe Lockett too. Now swap out Cutler with Carr, Wentz, Newton or Wilson and I'm sure Parker's numbers go up and those other receivers numbers drop. Hard to think that Parker had 13 more receptions than White, Perriman, Dorsett, Smith, Green-Beckham, Strong, Conley and Coates combined. Maybe it's less of a case of players not living up to expectations than expactions that young players will succeed are to high.
     
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    2 words, Contract Year. If ya can't show up for your contract year ya ain't long for the game.
     
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    I think if Parker has a decent year it will be due more to extended health and an expanded role with Landry gone than it will be due to his contract year. And of course a big reason would be playing with Tannehill instead of Cutler.
     
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    mmmmhmmmmm
     
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    Expected miracles in the past 4 years.
    Not expecting a thing this year.
     
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    I agree, to a point. There is no motivation like a potential new contract to make the bumps and bruises feel better. We'll just see. I do think having #17 back will make a difference.
     
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    I agree with this mostly. You really hope that the connection between RT and him grows and that his health stays good....if so, we know Parker has the skills, he just needs to show it. I'm not anti-Parker, but I also have developed low expectations for him.....I hope he proves me wrong.
     
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