Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Dolphins 2015 Free Agent Grades

I'll give all the 2015 free agents a grade for their performance in 2014. That grade will be + or - with a description. These grades are derived from the actual grades given by Pro Football Focus.
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Positive Grade: Offense
RB Daniel Thomas -excelled receiving and pass blocking, average rushing and run blocking
TE Charles Clay - excelled receiving and run blocking, liability pass blocking

Negative Grade: Offense
G Daryn Colledge - liability pass blocking, worst run blocker on team
C Samson Satele - liability pass blocking, above average run blocking
T Jason Fox- liability pass and run blocking
RB Knowshon Moreno - 74 plays, below average all phases

Undetermined: Limited Plays
RB LaMichael James 9 plays
TE Gerell Robinson ERFA 8 plays

Positive Grade: Defense
DT Jared Odrick - stout pass rush, average against pass and in coverage, special team penalties
ILB Jason Trusnik - stout against rush, average against pass, below average in coverage
ILB Kelvin Sheppard - stout against rush, liability against pass, in coverage and special team
DE Derrick Shelby RFA - stout against the rush, liability against pass and in coverage

Negative Grade:Defense
S Jimmy Wilson - worst grade on team, penalty machine
CB R.J. Stanford - RFA liability in pass coverage

Undetermined: Limited Plays
OLB Jonathan Freeny - RFA 42 plays, slightly below average all phases, special team ace
S Michael Thomas - ERFA 96 plays, slightly below average all phases, special team ace
S Jordan Kovacs - ERFA 34 plays, slightly below average all phases

 
 
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They sound very mediocre. Isn't that what we're looking for? Sign them all.

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Matt Moore is about the only noted player missing from your list and it is hard to see how he can be resigned....I agree with your list....Stats separate opinion, he makes you wonder if Miami will put a 2nd rd tender on Shelby for $2 min...Jimmy Wilson played better at Safety, but new blood is needed....Michael Thomas did well on ST, I seen one set of team stats that suggested Miami has #32 ranked coverage team. There are so many holes in this team that it makes me think this will be a fun offseason!!!

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gasnotoil, yeah, I missed on Moore. For the record:

28 plays, negative passer rating

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Currently once you carry over the extra cap space from 2014 to 2015 the Phins have $4.7 min to start with...

my questions..

Will Odrick over price himself and be signed by anybody until after the draft?

Clay to me is a key player to sign back, can they do it before FA?

Ellerbe and Wheeler have more value if they are cut AFTER June 1st. So Miami can cut them early, but the cash savings does not count until after June 1st. $11.45 min...easy call

Shelby is a RFA, Will Miami sign him to a 2nd round tender $2.02 min or $1.33 min which gives Miami only a chance to match another teams offer...which path?

Pouncey is the prime player to get a new contract that would save cap space. He is in last year and due $7.438 min will they do it?