Thursday, April 03, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
There are too many variables. Teams do trade up and beat you to the punch or there can be an early run on tackles leaving nothing in the cupboard when we finally get around to # 19.
Or there is someone left there staring you right in the face that you never thought could possibly fall all the way down to you and oh, its so tempting, maybe I shouldn't, oh, what the hell, lets skip conventional wisdom and take this absolute stud at another position!
Like I said, variables. The only guarantee in the NFL draft is that there are no guarantees after Pick #1. And we have been there before.
So what does Dennis Hickey do? He realizes that the higher the number you are assigned in the draft, your chances of getting exactly whom you want decline proportionately.
Everyone would love to see us be able to trade back and pick up a couple extra picks in this year's draft that is loaded with such a ridiculously deep pool of talent AND still get a starting right tackle.
But since this is the real NFL Draft and not your fantasy draft, lets assume the tackle is there. So we grab him.
What if he isn't? Then what?
The signing of Jason Fox answers the question to that very scenario.
Is Fox an All Pro tackle? No.
Expected to be? No.
Can he start and play? Yes.
Is he an upgrade over what we had last year? 58 Sacks say that anyone who can fit into a Miami Dolphin helmet is an upgrade.
So just incase our man isn't there at 19, we should still be OK. Not great at RT but OK.
And at the very least, we should have a significant improvement in depth on the OL.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
Monday, March 31, 2014
Expanded Finsiders Show To Debut This Afternoon At 4 p.m
Miami, FL – Starting this afternoon, an expanded version of the "The Finsiders" multimedia show will debut at 4 p.m. as the show will now air every weekday for three hours from 4-7 p.m. The Finsiders, the Miami Dolphins' multi-media show, originates from the Doctors Hospital Training Facility.
"Our goal is to provide our fans with expanded inside access to Dolphins related content," said Claudia Lezcano, the team's Chief Marketing Officer. "The additional hour will give us the opportunity to increase our coverage of the rest of the NFL and all South Florida sports."
The show can be heard live in its entirety on the radio on 940 WINZ-AM (Miami/Fort Lauderdale) along with streaming online at Dolphins.com and from 5-6 p.m. on 1230 WBZT-AM (West Palm Beach). The show's second hour (5-6 p.m.) can be watched live in high definition on Fox Sports Florida. Visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings.
Greg Likens joins the Dolphins as the new host of The Finsiders starting on Monday, April 14. He will join several prominent alumni members on the show, which features in-studio interviews with Head Coach Joe Philbin and key Dolphins players. The highly interactive show breaks down the latest Dolphins, NFL and sports news. The show also features the opinions of Dolphins fans from around the world. Fans can call the show at 1-8-555-GO-FINS; text their questions and comments to 347347; participate in the show's live chat hosted by Tristin Jones, which is the place for fans and the on-air personalities to discuss the day's topics; and reach out to the host and analysts on Twitter.