Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, Mar 30, 2018.
Yes it’s his.
I hope he runs with it but Lippett is a ball hawk.
I'm wondering if we could transition Lippet to FS? Not sure I see him as a slot corner type.
I like Tank’s feistiness and Lippett’s ability to play the ball. Not sure about how Lippett will fare coming off an Achilles injury.
What I like is this will be a true competition. That’s a big plus. I like both guys.
McCain is getting extended. He’s a good player. He’s unfairly maligned on this site.
I like both those guys. Lippett was really making progress. I hope he's back 100% healthy and gets his hands on the football.
Tank was doing a decent job too so I hope he's back 100% healthy also.
We have a lot of guys coming back from injury this year. IF we can stay healthy we could have a much better team
If our Dline shows up this year, our young Dbacks will look good, real good. These kids are aggressive and seem to want to succeed at this level, this is one of the few positions that has a ton of upside.......but it all depends on the guys upfront.
Really think it's the LB group that needs to step up.
(my bolding in quote) McCain improved a lot this last season. I think the grief he took in previous years was well warranted. Hopefully he continues to improve and contribute!
The job is definitely Tank's ... for now.
In the NFL, if there are two good young CB prospects, and one has 3 shakey games ... most coaches pull him and put in the other guy.
Tankersley has more athletic ability and will be given every opportunity to win the spot unless he is awful.
Lippett's injury undercuts the staff's trust in him, and he is slow and not quick. Lippett would have to ball out AND Tankersley show very poorly for Lippett to start over a healthy Tankersley on opening day.
But by game 3, a re-evaluation will be in full swing.
Who said anything about slot corner?
Do you think Lippett could slide at FS with his ball hawk ability ?
Although it's easy to follow the NFL in general over here across the pond it's more difficult to follow how individual players do (main reason I signed up to the forum) but I really liked what I saw of him. I've got high hopes for the kid, are they justified or not?
I don't at all - he's not a good tackler for a CB, let alone a FS.
You can never have enough good CBs, so i think we should continue to develop him there.
I loved some of the things Tank was able to do last year... Even if he were a bit raw. I loved Lippett's second year too.
When was the last time we had three corners on out roster that most people liked / would have been happy to see start? Whether any of them are able to play slot or not, chances are we'll need at least three boundary corners throughout the season. Our strength in depth there right now (assuming Lippett recovers well), all on their rookie deals and two of them being mid / mid-late round picks is how you become a winning team. We need to do it up and down the roster... but Corner is a start at least!!
Too slow. We need a FS with range.
Lippette his first time around at DB positioned played well. At the very least, he knew how to locate the ball.
You make it sound like Tank was all-world when he played. Please, he stunk it up more times than not and Lippett for his limited experience made plays. How many plays did Tank make all season?
Tankersley had some real solid moments last year, but mental lapses killed us. Generally speaking if there was a breakdown in the secondary you could look at him as the culprit. He probably was one of the major reasons that Lou Anarumo lost his job.
Doesn't this depends on which side Lippett plays best since has played on both right and left corner. All four of Lippett's interception in 2016 came from him playing RCB.
Not to mention Lippette has a natural knack for locating and playing the ball. Tank on too many occasions didn't turn his head, panicked then played the opponent and not the ball yielding PI calls etc. I'm sure he can learn to be better. But give me the guy with a knack for it anytime.
I'll be honest with you. I don't see Tank developing as well as X or Lippette going forward. He just seems like one of those guys that will never be able to put it all together.
Hope I'm wrong.
Tank only had one PI called against him and that was in the last game of the season.
People doubted him at Clemson too.
Then he was the #1 corner on in a championship defense.
Can't have enough quality corners, wouldn't mind having a nice rotation between lippet Howard and tank. Play the match ups
It’s a good problem to have, 3 solid starter quality corners.
We just need better safety play and the secondary will be fine.
Lippett is a matchup corner nothing wrong with that he will get plenty of run
Oh, I'm sorry I forgot that means guaranteed superstar at the NFL level. Where are my manners?
To be fair McCain was terrible to end 2016. Last year he was great though.
Ya nobody cared about his PI at Clemson because he had a stupid low catch rate against. He can become a shutdown no doubt but the way he plays we will have to eat some PI every now and then. Worth it imo. Plus I like pie.
That’s exactly what I mean LOL.
I’m just saying, keep doubting him, he’s been doubted his entire football career. He’s made the most out of all of them.
Considering Lippet had an achilis injury, I would say yes.
Not saying Tank was all-world. Re-read my post. All I'm saying is that he flashed some very good play and has more athletic ability than Lippett. Coming off that injury, the coaches are likely to be more cautious with Lippett, and given his significant lack of speed and quickness, his margin for error is smaller. Tank, like all young CB's, still has a lot to learn. Press CB's usually come into the league quite raw, so their learning curve is steeper than most. Tank did a good job of making solid progress.
I just think none of the factors push in favor of Lippett if it's close. So, the only way Lippett wins this competition is if he is far better than Tankersley. I could easily be wrong ... but let's keep tabs on it and see. I doubt the coaches want to rush Lippett.
If we get Minkah this secondary will be as solid a position group as any team has at ANY position.We can also be that good at RB.
Gase is making good decisions. We need MUCH work with TE and LB but OL is also coming along
I think Lippett is getting a little overrated on this forum. Maybe a lot overrated.