Sunday, June 22, 2014

Random Thought...

OK, so the next 5 weeks are gonna suck pretty bad. The players have a mini vacation before camp really starts and football will come to a standstill. Anybody have any thoughts on what we know so far about this team? Opinion? Predictions?




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My only thought is that the Dolphin draft was extremely unconventional. Drafting so many players from schools that don't play at a high level. Once in a blue moon it works, and a team finds a diamond in the rough. My problem is that's the bulk of the Dolphin draft. I guess what bothers me is the number of consecutive miracles required for this to have been a good draft is not encouraging.

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Hmmm, interesting. I actually liked the draft class

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I'm very encouraged by this Draft class, there will be 6 or 7 players, that will push for spots on the 53. James,Landry, Tuner, Lynch and maybe Hazel are locks IMO, the rest, along with a couple UDFAs, have a very good chance.

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Yes, I do.

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Rookie GM played it safe with 1st round RT. Who could blame him? I could. Grab Ha-Ha right in front of Pack' & you are looking at a defense comparable to the RLott 49ers. Get a RT in 2nd or 3rd. I know I'm late. I knew what was going to happen(1st round at least). Make it Pryor even. Dix or Pryor with Delmas backing up Corners, picking-up TE's, & playing smash mouth. Telling ya', would have been a defense they talked about for years!!

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There is another common element to this draft class: experience. Many higher rated high school prospects go to football factory schools like Alabama and red/gray shirt for a year, then sit as a backup for another season. Compare that to the likely lower rated kids that we draft...many of whom played 3-4 full seasons in college.

With that in mind compare Cyrus Kouandijo, who started 26 games, with Ja'Wuan James, who started 49.

Schools like Boise State have turned numerous two-star recruits into legitimate NFL prospects through strong fundamental coaching and letting the kids play. Clearly Miami puts a high value on team-oriented, experienced players.

I'm sure willing to give that method a try.

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@CSL: Good point! I have to agree with you. I will give you an example to back that theory up. There is a certain linebacker named Brian Urlacher who played 3A football at a high school here in New Mexico called Lovington. The only Division 1 college that gave him a shot was the University of New Mexico. Imagine how all the schools that passed on him feel right about now?!! Its not all doom and gloom because it was a "small" school...