Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Jssanto, May 16, 2018.
article in palm beach about the OC calling Sitton “surly” and already teaching the OLine
Good to hear. And I don't doubt it. Considering our current Oline corp, he is right at the top in terms of veteran years, resume and general BA attitude mixed good ole' boy working mentality.
Maybe Sitton's leadership strength was a factor in making Pouncey expendable. Big Mike may have assumed that it was his locker room and as a Dolphin veteran who survived the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito debacle, he was automatically the alpha dog.
The best thing we did all offseason was get rid of Pouncey and his "leadership"
I'm so glad we got him and Kilgore too. Gase was looking for his kind of players but also for his type of people.
Maybe he can light a fire under asiatas butt
You think maybe "Pouncy's leadership", might have had something to do with Tunsil's somewhat disappointing sophomore season?
Honestly. I would certainly hope so!
Not sure lighting a fire will do much good if there's no talent there.
If you think about it, Pouncey put himself right into the accessible LA backyard of lunatic Jonathan Martin. Good luck to him.!
Guess he"ll be sleeping with the lights on!!!!!
Big key our success or lack of it more than likely boils down how well and fast this O-line comes together....
Gotta love an offensive lineman that is surly and plays angry. Hopefully he can stay clear of injuries and there'll be no substantial drop off in his play.
Or perhaps it was the coaching staff who’s genius idea to play Tunsil at guard year 1 to contribute to that?
Not to mention an offensive line coach doing blow in meetings rooms.
But sure let’s blame Pouncey for that lol
Can you connect the dots on how that would be possible?
Fans will soon understand just how expendable Pouncey was. He is one of the most overrated players in the league.
If Kilgore can simply recognize free blitzers I'll call him an upgrade
I think most here expected him to be the leader
Now that's a scary thought. He better hire a good security team. You have to worry about people with Martin's mix of crazy and suicidal.
How about, maybe we had a LT but no LG when Turnstile came in? OR maybe our OL coach got his blow from Pouncey as rumored?
Pure speculation on my part. I did watch the Pouncey bros, and Aaron Hernandez up here for 4 years and know how much they were all in the local news if that helps. That coupled with the fact that Urban Meyer did a pretty good job of keeping a lid on the bad news surrounding the Mighty Gators during that time.
Regardless of weather you believe Pouncey is a leader or a great center, it is clear if you can't practice with the team and take meaningful reps it will hurt continuity, rhythm and blown assignments. Kilgore is upgrade simply based on his availability to play and practice.
I'm not going to bash Pouncey now that he's gone. I am pleased that the team went in a different direction at center and how they went about handling it. Apparently, Mike has made a real effort to turn his life around and become a better person. Good for him.
I am going to say that I think we can see that during his time here, the Dolphins offense really didn't suffer much when guys like Sam Brenner and Samson Satele substituted for him in the starting lineup. Even Kraig Urbik did OK filling in at C, and the problem when we called him in was that he was surrounded by the inept duo if Thomas and Turner. The only time it was REALLY an issue was with Jamil Douglas. And in fairness to Jamil Douglas, the guy had never played center before in his life and these dumbasses decided that a collegiate left tackle ought to be moved to center.
I do like Kilgore. He's not a great run blocker, but his pass protection is solid, he's good on assignments, and he makes the right calls at the line. I always had concerns about that with Pouncey, in addition to what I felt was an obvious tell with his snap.
Yeah between Pouncey giving away the snap and the GO, GO-GO farce I'm surprised we had any kind of offense that year.
We totally need someone to superimpose his serpent face on this...
If Tunsil is that fragile then it still would t be Mikes fault, but Tunsils. These guys are professionals, and need to do the work. If Tunsil gives up 6 sacks and 15 penalties that’s on him, and no one else.
Sitton might low key be our best move of the off-season. This line is better than last year and now we have a veteran looking to lead and teach these guys.
Tannehill has never had an offensive line that was this good. Let us hope we stay healthy and can have some guys like Jesse Davis and Asiata develop into serviceable reserves.
If Kilgore can peform at a Tim Ruddy-esque level, I think we'll be pretty good. Ruddy was pretty underrated though.
Don't mis-understand me, I didn't mean "it's all Pouncy's fault". I meant that the supposed leader of our OL, a former Pro bowler, has not been the most stabilizing influence. Just like he wasn't here in Gainesville. Tunsil should find his rhythm working besides Sitton, who might not tolerate all the bullsh!t, nor start any.
Pouncey is so damn overrated it isn't even funny.
Pouncey was athletic as as hell and was great at getting to the 2nd level in his prime. His inability to point out the blitz and make the correct line call was a real issue.
My biggest issue going forward was his weight though, apparently he was at 293 by the end of the season and struggled to keep his weight up. How much can a guy with bad hips lift even. I would imagine his power will continue to deteriorate as the years go by. I wish him well in the future but his time here needed to end.
Amen to that.