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The Dolphins priority has got to be pass-rush

Yesterday I presented to you the positions of need for the Dolphins.

Yesterday I asked you to give me what you believe to be Miami's priority in the coming April 25-26 draft.

Today I'll tell you I believe the priority for the Dolphins will be pass-rush, followed by cornerback, followed by wide receiver.

Why pass rush?

Because that's Bill Parcells running the draft and he believes in knocking down the quarterback and winning at the line of scrimmage. Because a great pass rush instantly improves your secondary. Because a great pass rush gets the defense off the field. Because a great pass rush can turn a promised field goal try into a punt. Because Joey Porter was Miami's sack leader in 2008 and he is 32 years old. Because Matt Roth was second on the team in sacks last year with only five. Because Jason Taylor is more likely to sign with New England after the draft. Because Cameron Wake has great pass-rush potential but has shown it only in the CFL.

None of this means the Dolphins won't add a cornerback. It doesn't mean they will turn their backs on a receiver. Fact is, they're probably going to pick the highest player on their board regardless of position.

But pass-rush is very important in my opinion. And that makes it the priority area the Dolphins cannot overlook.

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wu1sabes. Parcells didn't draft Keyshawn johnson.

best players available is best. but would like to see of the overall draft focus on the offensive and defensive lines.

soulj, i am not red neck like you and your toothless friend NJ PHIN ,so remember to not forget there only 2 red necks in here you and nj

Menace. Do me a favor. Leave my name out this . I know what your trying to do. i never bring you name up to instigate so don't bring up mine.

AFTER LOOKING AT THE ROSTER AND TTHE NEED WE GO CB TWICE. DARIUS BUTLER THEN SEAN SMITH THERE'S NO GOOD DT AND ONLY RAJI CAN PLAY TOUGH ENOUGH TO PLAY THE NOSE.
posted by afc east champs!

Dude are u seious! your saying there ain't no good NT in this years draft! u must be retarted! ok u got bj raji but he will be way gone before we pick! then u got ron brace! guess what he goes to boston college with big man raji! oh guess what if u are going by size ron brace is bigger then raji! brace is 6'4 and raji is 6'1 also brace is 330lbs and raji is 330 also! but brace is taller! but u also got jeriah perry! i mean come on dude u must not watch college football! ron brace and perry are going to be 2nd round draft picks! ron brace might even be a 1st round pick! but if brace does go in the 1st round it will be very late in the 1st! perry is a 2nd rd pick also! i think ron brace is going to be a force in the nfl and i hope he falls to miami in the 2nd round! as far as cb goes i hope malcom jenkins falls to us! but as far as vontea davis goes i don't care if he falls to us or not don't draft the bumb he is going to be another jason allen! a bumb! mark my words vontea davis sucks and is a joke! i rather have darrius butler!

Jeriah perry. LOL. Who the hell is that ? do you mean Peria Jerry ?

rob, why are you angry is that b/c you dumb or what,Vontea Davis is a great pick if he's there when we pick but boy think before you write a all that non sense.

that's how i see the afc this year in reality.....
fins......14-2
jets.......1-15
pats.....2-14
bills.....0-16

does any one think we need to address the pass rush?

Pass rush is very important but that does not mean we cannot find one in the second or third round. The fact is 3-4 OLB's, unless they are elite like Curry take a while to develop. I don't think any OLB's will be available at 25 that can come in and start right away. I think D. Butler can and P. Harvin can to name a few. I also don't beleive we will take highest rated player because that does not always make good fiscal sense. If Monroe or A. Smith for some reason fall does that mean we take them? I don't think so. If that happens you entertain trade down offers.

You guys are too much, man.
I am going to Tampa for the weekend. I will be checking on you gopats/jetsrock.

Sean,
Sintim is a 3-4 ready OLB, that's why I'm so high on him. He could very well be our 1st pick. Al Groh is super high on him, and Tuna is close to Al.
Sintim makes impact plays and can play inside or outside already. He may be Tuna's next LT!

I think we have a coup if we can get Sintim & Butler with our first 2 picks in any order.
Butler can provide enough coverage to allow a pass rush to get to the QB. He also reads and reacts very well. Butler can be taught to improve his tackle skills, but he is a natural pure CB.

If Brace is still on board at our 56th pick then we really have a huge Day 1. If not we can get a NT prospect with Magee, Baker, Hill, or Taylor later.

"Fact is, they're probably going to pick the highest player on their board regardless of position." You just made to story moot.

Armando
That is what you believe the Trifecta considers the top priority, a pass rusher. Is that what you would consider the top priority to be, because for a while you have been SCREAMING (kidding) Cb this or WR that and this is what the Dolphins need and you have been covering the dolphins CB's forever and the elephant in the room needs to be addressed.

I have been SCREAMING kidding I don't scream, that the dolphins need to put the opposing QB on their assets for "long time" and I agree with you about the Trifecta see that as the priority...who do you like as far as pass rusher?
My Choice based on availability are: Robery Ayers, Clay Mathewws, Brian Cushing. Lawerence Sidbury should be there after the second round so I didn't put him up there, taken any sooner than that would be a reach and would have less value for those picks in rounds 1 and 2
Second pick second round; Sean Smith, Darius Butler, Alphonso Smith again based on availability. Then go after either a nose tackle or center and I lean toward center because Jake Grove might not last past the first game (kidding) but you have to think given his history (injuries) that the Dolphins aside from the backups on the team will be picking a center for the future.

Dolphins4life,

Good point on Grove. I see us drafting at least one versatile OL from the 3rd-7th Rd., depending on BPA at the time. Will be a guy who can play at different spots along the OL. Depth at OT would be essential also.

I think this blog was about cb for about a week. And the wide receiver for two weeks. Linebacker? Cornerback? Wide Receiver?

Point is we are getting close to the draft. What is the greatest need? We have addressed the oline. The d line is weak and we need a linebacker.

I also read in the blog yesterday about it being the final year for Ronnie Browns contract. I won't be surprised if there is a really good back available to see the end of Ronnie with a pick and trade.

GORT, 7 FT 6 IN. 558 LB.

Agree Mando, Always said a great pass rush helps the secondary.,wondering if jason(one step, two step)Taylor were to come back would he be abel to play oppersite joey( duh) porter?

carlito, i have a question for you ,are you really from golfito, if so what family you belong to in golfito cause we are the biggest family there and i never heard of on all of south costa rica.

FIRST OUR WR'S DIDN'T HAVE A DROP PASS UNTIL WEEK 11 SO I FEEL THEY WILL BE OK WAKE HAD 39 SACKS IN CFL IN 2 YEARS IF HE GETS 14.5 IN THE NEXT 2 I'M OK WITH THAT. BUT CB IS THE MAIN FOCUS. JT COMES HOME AND THE FINS WIN THE SUPERBOWL AND THE FANS GO WILD AND 2 YEARS AGO THEY WERE 1-15. SOUNDS LIKE A STORY BOOK ENDING.

Or It would sound like a guy thats been drinking Patron For 3 days . l.o.l

When do'es ted(where's the side line ) ginn and his clipboard holding daddy's contract end?

FIRST JASON SHOULD COME BACK TO HELP OUR TEAM IN THE TIME OF NEED ,HE CAN HELP IN MANY WAYS LIKE GIVING ADVICE TO OUR YOUNG AND RESTLESS STUDS AND HE CAN HELP THEIR GRIEF IF WE END 1-15 THIS YEAR ,HE CAN TEACH THEM NEW MOVES AND HOW TO TRICK THE TEAMS INTO MAKING MISTAKES AND ONE MORE THING HE CAN HOW TO BUILD THE SMOOTH HIPS THAY EVERY ONE NEEDS,GO FINS AND WIN THE SUPER BOWL EVEN IF WE DON'T WIN AFC EAST ,THAT'S FINE WITH GOD AND JASON OUR BUTTER AND HONY WE TRUST.NOW I NEED TO LAY DOWN

when cameron retire,hands of stone will go to the country side where no borders or lines,only grass

Thanks vachlito.

menace, where is carlito who's claiming that he's from golfito south of my costa rica,second NJ PHIN was pointing at you today and that's strange.any deep thoughts on that

I Hear that on gorts(the enforcer) home planet that bill(the tuna)parcells would be a small guy..

cuban, i want you to tell people that the power of love is bigger and stronger than any gort in the world and why?

Yeeeeeeesssssss. It's the menace. Yeah , Nj Phin fan was pointing at you today. I thought you guys were friends , being you guys are from the same area. What's up with That ? LOL

cuban, i just ordered from Netflex a movie "the day the earth stood still" about Gort because when i started reading about it they said a lot of good things about it as start of all robot movies to follow from it in 1951 then i can speak Gort to you

Vachlito, Dont know where carlito is and yes gort was the first robot, mr. bungle, yes me and n.j are boys, missed his post though, and the 08 gort would kick 51s gort's @ss.

The 08 movie sucked, but Gort rocked, the 51 movie was exccllent though its almost 60 years old it was good , and gort could start right away.,though he'd have to get a green card being a alien and all.

I Mean vichlito if they gave us a green card how hard can it be for Gort ?

I'AM worried about gort.I'AM afriad of what he might do if anything should happen to me.
Helen..gort?but he's a robot.without you .what could he do?
Ktaatu....there's no limit to what he can do.he can destroy the earth.

Mike Mayock told Peter King that even the top cornerbacks in this draft are not great, just good. That being said, unless a HIGHLY rated pass rusher slips to 25, I think they have to take a corner. LB/DE is a stronger class, and so is WR. Take Darius Butler in the first, Brian Robiskie with 2A, and the best pass rusher available at 2B.

Nice Narrative, i see you've already seen the 51 gort, and think what he'll do to the pats,jets,and bills. Man they just got to sign the Gortster..

'Mando--you fail to understand my recent revelation---in light of the New/Revised Brady Rule, and the ever-expanding enforcement against helmet-to-helmet & too many steps to the QB, "pass rush" will soon be a thing of the past. Basically speaking, unless you come up to him gently, put him in a bear hug, and refrain from throwing him to the ground, a Defender simply cannot hit the QB anymore.
Astute personnel men & reporters will soon realize this in the coming season. Forget rushers, get cover guys.

NO CUBAN ,i didn't see it i just googled the word and started to read about the movie of 1951 and it was really nice to read then i went to famous lines of the movie and i got hooked on it.you know the 1951 that's thetime when they made movies for artistic and orginality not to to plan how to make a buck selling crapy toys made in china.

Movie Was made for 40 thousand dollars, rienhold , will the q.bs wear tutu's too ?

if any team sign gort ,this team will win the super bowl just out of respect to gort .in fact gort just have to show his face in game day and the other team will say to him ....gort ur my daddy and i am proud of it

woof

It's called the " Brady rule"? figures , new eng cracks the whip and Goodall obays.... I just got to find out what bob kraft has on the commish. what do you guys think ? Discuss....

It's called the " Brady rule"? figures , new eng cracks the whip and Goodall obays.... I just got to find out what bob kraft has on the commish. what do you guys think ? Discuss....

one the the famous goofs of the movie is...gort in some shots in the end his robot head has vents under the chin and in some other shots there's no vents.
2-during the electrical black out,coca cola sign was still flashing.

P.s ....this is my last comment about this movie

that @%%#`s that billacheat drafts rite before us in rd.1&2. I seen 1 mock that had maybin falling to us at 25, that would be my choice!

Goodall went to harvard with bob kraft older son i think.

So reinhold, will the Q.Bs be wearing tutu's, and its called the "Brady rule"?????figures r.Kraft cracks his whip and Goodall listens, I ve got to find out what Kraft has on goodall... what do you guys think??? Discuss amongst yourselves.....

voom,did you see the movie" the day the earth stood still" ? if yes you can say any thing you want but if you didn't tell us a story about jason and henne and how they will get along if jason get signed? who's going to be the leader?

Must be nice to be the flagship of the N.F.L...

we should have pirates in the NFL and one gort

Hey scoop,

Just because you took my last Football 101 lesson to heart DOESN'T mean that you're going to get ANY "sit downs" with me ya schmuck.

I'm glad that after ALL your many years of covering Football that you can still learn what Football is REALLY all about BUT your "The sky is falling!" drama queen BS type of "journalism" ruined any and EVERY chance you ever had at a one on one sit down with me scoop.

Aqua 2.
I'm sure your a good guy and all and I understand you respectfully used 2 instead of 1. But did you have to use my moniker?? I mean couldn't you be a little more creative??

"Now hear this!" Let it be known throughout Dolphin Nation...from the west coast to the east, that I am "the original gangsta"..."the real slim shady"..."the one and only," "AQUA 1!"
Footnote: Accept no imitations and only while supplies last.

Aqua 1, why you should be Aqua 1 then having a fit with Aqua 2 ? please tell me why?

BTW scoop,

Out of THREE pages,EXACTLY HOW MANY POSTS directly relate to this topic and how many relate to the remake of a POS movie?

Easy to get 50,000 responses when you have 30+ ID's and talk back and forth with each of them about some meaningless BS isn't it!

Does your boss just read the first page of comments and assumes the other 4 pages are of similar postings or does he even read them at all and just says .."50,000 posts..Great job scoop!" ?????????????

So Aqua 1, your the orignal coke and aqua 2 is the new coke made infamous in the 80s ?

Aqua 2.
Just a suggestion. Why not go back to the drawing board and choose a nice fresh moniker?? Lets say...I don't know...how about "Orange 1?"
Personally, I couldn't live with it, but it might suit you. Just give it a try.
I'm sure no one will laugh. (LMFAO)

but i love the name Aqua ,it gives me peace and when you put 2 next to it i am on top of the world .why you don't change to Broccoli 1

Aqua 2
Why you dont chang to Ingles sin barreras. Maybe dis help...I tiiink.

Gort i did, only need taylor for a backup now that wake is there, cp will become qb coach at some pointntime for ch and go to the big dance, brandon london will become#1wr.

Billy P, sounds strangely like a pink short wearing hermorphidite that goes by the name of M@@c he also gos by the name of Rex,alien man, duchess and Carrol, Where you been M@@c, long time no hear. Your mom says hi, which reminds me, i gotta get home and fill her water bowl.. welcome back M@@c, or what ever your calling yourself..

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