What Changes Are Needed To Propell Us To Sb Contenders?

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  1. McMichael

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    Getting tired of the amount of OLD people here who are begging for us to go back to being a "tough hard nosed football team"....

    Look at the top 5 teams in our 2018 NFL.

    Rams
    Saints
    Pats
    Chiefs
    Chargers
    Which one of these teams is built like that?
    Not a single one of them is all that worried about running the ball or stopping the run...its much more about having a dynamic passing attack and creating turnovers on defense.

    Look at the last 2 super bowls...Look at the way those teams were made up...NFL has changed.....clinging to an outdated style won't do anything beneficial
     
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    Awsi Dooger A True Fan

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    We need an elite mind at either coach or personnel director. Preferably both. At that point the decisions and results take care of themselves.

    If you look at Ryan Tannehill 's resume/bio and somehow conclude he is worthy of the 8th pick in any draft then you are destined to make one brutal decision after another.

    We need to find the guy who would have scoffed at any notion of drafting a Ryan Tannehill in that range.

    I love litmus tests and the Tannehill question is one I would use as identifier. It could be especially effective because the dunce potentials might believe you are looking for positive feedback on drafting Tannehill in 2012.

    Instead...out the door, pal
     
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    The top 2 Rushing TD offenses are in that list. All 5 teams avg 100 + yards a game. 4 are in the top 15 in rushing offense. The RAMS are 2nd in the NFL in attempts.

    Come on man.
     
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    QB,2 DE, 1 CB, OL, new scheme on D, someone else calling plays on O, and strength coaches.
     
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    Build from the inside out.
     
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    QB. Defense that stops offense. Not as many injuries.
     
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    Kadiddlehopper Charter Member of the Dolphin's Fan Club

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    An owner who isn't a jets fan.
     
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    Be careful, you are clouding opinions with facts...LOL

    Not to mention Phil was the #3 teams in RYPG last year, and the #4 defense.
     
  9. pags77

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    While it's true that you can't rely on the old pound and ground game to win consistently, one thing that has never changed is the team that wins at the los, is usually the team that wins. If your offensive line can't create any running lanes or pass protect your offense will never be productive. If your defense can never stop the run and can't get pressure, it will give up a lot of yards and points, (i.e.: the Dolphins of the last 3 weeks). It is true that defenses are designed to bend and not break, thereby relying on turnovers, and the best offenses can hit big chunk plays to score in a hurry, but if you can't hold your own at the los, you will lose. That part of the game has remained the same..
     
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    Agua Fighting the media, one lie at a time

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    Honestly, just a damned competent proven DC.
     
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    • No more Czar.
    • Clear out FO, include full scouting/personnel reboot.
    • GM (Hightower/Wolf/Reddick) hires HC/coaches and handles 53.
    • Install FieldTurf at HRS.
     
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  12. SF Dolphin Fan

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    Taking that to another level, I'd like to see Miami get ahead of the trends for a change. The Dolphins always seem to be behind current trends and by the time they catch-up another trend has popped up. Putting it more succinctly, set the pace and be innovative.
     
  13. SF Dolphin Fan

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    The problem is that Ross is not likely to sell the team. I do agree with a lot of what you say, but I do think Grier has shown some promise as a GM. He missed on Harris, but overall he's done quite a bit better than Hickey and Ireland albeit in a short time frame.
     
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    Spot on. I'm an old school guy, but you are absolutely right the league has changed. I'm not sure it even makes sense for Miami to spend high picks on defense when the offense really dictates the game. Obviously, you still need defense and Miami still has to do a better job stopping the run.

    But, I'd build the offense to the point where it can compete with the better teams. To me, that starts on the offensive line. I like how Tunsil has played this year, getting Sitton back will be big. Build the interior of that line and make it a strength. I know this won't be popular, but go with Tannehill for at least one more season. This isn't the draft to pick a quarterback high, mid-round yes. Go all in on offense and give Gase something to work with.
     
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    First and foremost. you need to hit on your draft picks. Getting good production from cheap contracts is your ticket... I guess its easier to plunge your head into the sand and convice yourself an elite QB fixes all of your problems...
     

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