Friday, August 04, 2017

With Tannehill Likely Out, Who Do You Prefer At QB?

Just when things were looking up. Injuries, Injuries, Injuries.

I know that they are part of the NFL.  But losing our starting QB and now our RB has concussion issues.

Yes, issues. Those nasty headaches tend to reoccur. And each time they take longer to recover from.

What a frecking week! I need a drink.

Maybe two.

So since everything is pointing to Ryan Tannehill going under the knife and losing out on this season, who would you like to see start at QB?

I know who our dear friend Dave Appoloppolloppaloloopie, a long time advocate of Matt Moore over a healthy Ryan Tannehill wants to start at QB.

I like Matt Moore too. And given the chance to take a ton of snaps before the season starts we should be OK.

He knows the system. He knows the WRs. He is accepted in the locker room.

He has replaced RT already. And went 2-0, prior to the NE season ender, to get us into the playoffs.

Short of bringing back Dan Marino or even George Blanda, we don't have too many choices.

Looks like Jay Cutler will remain a TV analyst for the Bears. He wants starters cash to leave the booth. He is familiar with Gase's system. And Gase is familiar with him.

But Jay Cutler is just another Matt Moore. So unless Cutler is willing to play one year for veteran back up cash, why bring him in?

Colin Kaepernick, sans the Castro Tee Shirt, would be intriguing since he can run like the wind and extend plays. He would allow the Zone Read to remain on the play sheet, which I happen to like having that threat in our arsenal.    

CK has starting experience. He also has controversy experience. I am sure he would be accepted in the locker room but how about in the community. Bearing that Castro image on his Tee Shirt, what was he thinking about anyway.

There are some other choices to bring in. I am wondering what the consensus is out there in Dolfan land.

Whom would you prefer???

Back to Dave Appoloppolloppaloloopie. Oh, he is for real.

Ask any follower of this blog.

There have been many an argument over who should be our starting QB. Even when things were going well for RT.

DA wouldn't let up. Not an inch.

If it weren't for this being a blog on the internet instead of discussions in a bar, DA's family would've had to order the widest head stone known to mankind.

So those who were against DA all these years have a big decision to make. Do they get behind Matt Moore and hope we are successful?

Hope that not only we do well. But more importantly, hope that if Matt Moore does play well, Dave Appoloppolloppaloloopie shows some class and doesn't rub it in.

Its up to you DA. The ball is in your court.

Gentleman or prick??

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971

Monday, July 31, 2017

Dolphins "Trade" Brent and Miko Grimes for Alterraun Verner

    Some players have that "it" factor.  They show up larger than life on game day and find a way to make the sort of plays that win games and change seasons.  Alterraun Verner is such a player.  The new Dolphins CB (and I don't say slot corner for a reason- he can end up finding a job anywhere in the unit) electrified crowds at UCLA, in Tennessee, and in Tampa.  He has ball instincts that are alarmingly good, and makes catches that other corners drop.  He is also freakishly athletic once the ball is in his hands, and can find a seam and disappear.
    Tampa Bay needed to make room for a young player on the rise (Hargreaves) and they feel that Brent Grimes can still lock down the other side of the field.  So the Dolphins pick up a player who is suddenly expendable for cap reasons.  A player who is quiet, except in his play.  A player who will do his job and create no distractions.
     When Grimes left, I was in despair about the state of our secondary.  We had let so many talented players go at that position, it seemed we would never get it right.  An intelligent trade with Philadelphia, a surprisingly successful retread of a receiver, and an excellent second round draft pick already had the Dolphins looking sharp.  Now with Verner, we are five veterans deep, and a highly touted third round pick (Cordrea Tankersley) will likely watch from the sidelines.
     Tampa made its choice.  We made ours.  I like ours better.  We got noisy on the field and quiet everywhere else.  The job this staff has done retooling the secondary is truly exceptional.  When the Dolphins are the state of Florida's lone representative in the playoffs, it will be because of personnel moves like this one.

Jay Lopez