Saturday, April 30, 2011

And then the Dolphins draft....

They got a WR in round 4 from Abilene Christian who I have never heard of.  I heard he was a speedy guy, so that's great.  But can he catch the football?  Or is he "a project" or what?

Then, they got a FB in the 6th.  Really a FB?  What's wrong with Lousaka Polite?  Or maybe they want this guy to move to tight end?  I have no idea, but I thought it was a bit of a head scratcher.


  1. Your header should be called Douchebag Dave. You don't know what the hell you're talking about.

  2. well, the Dolphins don't know what the hell they're doing, so I fit right in.

  3. No offense Dave, I visit your blog regularly and never post. I was just pissed at all the negativity that so-called Phins fans are ranting about on other blogs. The facts are that no draftee is a sure thing... you'll agree with me on that, I'm sure. How many stars are out there that were undrafted? Answer... a ton of them!! We filled immediate holes with the best rated people for those spots. The H-back/FB was rated a 4th rounder and is very versitile. The WR is a skinny 6'0" burner (not 5'7" like some of the other burners on the board were.) Pouncy is a must have... I wanted Mark Ingram, but this is the ONLY other pick I would've endorsed. As far as the other guys we selected, the Phins did their homework, and I hope they pay off.

  4. None taken.

    Believe me - I want nothing more than to have all the picks work out, and for the Phins to do good things. And as you may have seen in a previous post, I talk about what a crapshoot the draft is. You never know what will happen.

    Pouncey may turn out to be great. But knowing the way the Dolphins management works, I am skeptical about how he will turn out.

    So am I negative on the draft? You bet. We're a little better off, but still haven't solved our QB problem. And there are still holes on the roster. I know you can't fill them all in a single draft, but this is the hole they dug for themselves...

  5. "Pouncey may turn out to be great. But knowing the way the Dolphins management works, I am skeptical about how he will turn out."

    Long didn't turn out bad why would Pouncey?

  6. Long was a bonafide #1 left tackle. I don't think there was much doubt in his ability.

    Pouncey is a good player, but there are many detractors. And typically a team does not draft an interior lineman that high.

    As for Dolphins management, this was more about their recent tribulations. That first year, Sparano put together a tremendous offensive line. The second year, he turned over a few players and it wasn't as good, then this year, he turned it over again and it was pretty mediocre. He's a line coach - how does that happen? Is it him, or the players?