Hyde: Dolphins Did All They Wanted This Offseason — But Will It Work?

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  1. DKphin

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    It’s good vibes, and typically only good vibes, this time of year as NFL teams take their summer break. Everyone’s happy. Everything’s working. Ryan Tannehill looks his best ever. Laremy Tunsil is ready for left tackle. DeVante Parker will answer the pesky critics.

    Extend that feel-good over every team and you get the idea. But there are two truths that have alternately buoyed and frustrated this Dolphins regime right through Thursday’s final practice until July’s training camp:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-hyde-dolphins-summer-20180614-story.html
     
  2. Danny

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    I guess time will tell. I'm hoping for the best like I always do but the team has to do it out on the field.
     
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  3. Superself

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    Wow this is big news and unique to only the Miami Dolphins. Thank you Hyde!
     
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    Ok, enough of Hyde, I'm ready for Jekyll to write something
     
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    Finally, we've started assembling the pieces. So many years we were missing basic pieces, like a TE, or starting OL, or a Mike, or a FS, or a 2nd top pass rusher. This year we added Gesicki in the passing game and Smythe in the blocking game, neither piece we really had in the last few years. We added Sitton, the first top quality guard we've had since we pushed Incognito out the door. Raekwon McMillan looks to be the flat out answer at Mike. Minkah Fitzpatrick gives us a piece we have lacked forever, and whether we use him as a lock-down Dime or as a single high FS, he looks to be an excellent addition and a cornerstone leader that we need. With Quinn, we have that 2nd pass rusher.

    This year we do not have the glaring holes we typically have this time of year. Injuries? Yeah, big "if" there, but we look slightly better prepared for injuries than in past years.

    Regardless, our team has the capacity to change things up. We can finally play 4 WR's, or 2 TE's and have quality players either way. We can go super-speed with Grant, Stills, Albert and Gesicki(TE)/Parker(WR). We can go big with Smythe, Gesicki, Parker and Ballage. We can go max protect with Smythe, Ballage and Young. Options. We didn't have them in years past.

    On defense, we can go nickel (425) with 3 CB's (Howard, McCain[Slot], and Tankersley/Lippett), or Dime (336) with 4 CB's (same guys plus Fitzpatrick as the Dime and TJ McDonald as the second Safety). We can play old school 43 with Allen at Sam or coverage 43 with Baker at Sam, we can go wide 9 with Quinn/Harris/Branch on one side and Hayes/Wake on the other, or we can go speed package and push Hayes inside to DT. We have fast LB's everywhere with Kiko being fast, Allen being fast, Anthony being fast, Poling being fast, and Baker the fastest of the bunch.

    For the past few years, we've really not had a lot of options. This team offers the chance to adapt our personnel and game plan to exploit our opponents weaknesses and neutralize their strengths, better than we've had in recent memory. If we can use that adaptability, the outlook for this season looks bright.
     
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    Their doing or their undoing. 5x fast.
     
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    I also think we will be better than predicted. As long as the Patriots are who they are wildcard seems the only way in and that is tough. So I’m not in the playoffs or blow the team up crowd.

    Moves I’d like to see going forward:
    1) Draft a true #1 WR type.
    2) Draft a big and fast LB’er, like a Ray Lewis type.
    3) Draft a DT.
    4) Look to attract a top tier DC who fits with the current talent, coaches, and overall team philosophy.

    Assuming what we have done so far works these small additions might let us challenge the Patriots.
     
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    I'm thinking that if the Sun Sentinel went out of business and fired all their reporters, then we took those media credentials and gave them to a few of the posters here that the quality of information about the Dolphins would be tremendously improved.
     
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    That was a very lazy article to write imo. There was nothing in there that we didn't already know. The team made massive changes. Of course, it's on the FO and the Head Coach. But, the underlying thing is that he doesn't think we're any good at all. Who needs him. He jump right on board when we come out 6-2.
     
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    That's actually a pretty fair and balanced article. That's what I absolutely love abut this year's team. Nobody knows what they're going to do.

    But things look damn encouraging thus far.
     
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    When did Hyde become such an assclown? Or was I just previously oblivious?
     
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    Hyde has been hanging out with Omar too much. It is really starting to show in the quality of his work.
     
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    the core question of the article is viable -- will it work? However, overstating the obvious is not especially interesting journalism.

    Dave is getting old and probably burnt -- so he's hanging on writing some fluff and attempting to remain at least marginally vital.
     
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    How do these idiots get their jobs? This article is the worst
     
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    We should be hapoy that the narrative is different this year.

    I don't remember a time being this excited to see so many players going into their 1st-4th seasons.

    Our season hinges on one thing, we all know what it is at this point. No matter how the QB situation unfolds long term their is a good amount of talent age 26 and under.

    If enough guys emerge this season sky's the limit with a healthy 17.

    This sport is a what have you done lately sport. You gotta prove yourself every year. Adam Gase is certainly ready to let everyone know what he's capable of.

    Alot of guys on this team are in prove it or reprove it mode. I like that.
     
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