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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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Yeah F.....You bevis.

and Maxx of course f,,,,him too


You guys sound real tough ju peez of chit!

Yeah , the butt buddies along with Jason taylor.

Maxx, do you love horses or women?

Guys you are losers!

I told you about the taylor poster with the farm animals in the background that i bought from the dolphins pro shop . JED clued me in . What do you think I love ?

JASON TAYLOR , MAXX and JED are such Masculine men. I hope their babies also grow up to be masculine men.


Wrong movie fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ATTORNEY KLINELELD ! Slow down on the coke! Tattaglia in the godfather.

I'm Hungry !

Leo Tattaglia was the bastard who drowned while escaping jail in Carlito's Way.

Sorry for being off subject, but "Coming To America", just might be American Cinema at its finest....

" Coming to america " , america cinema at it's finest ? are you kidding me ? LOL

Well it certainly isn't "Righteous Kill,", come on, I'm into plenty more serious movies, but when it comes to comedy and satire... "Coming to America" is up there...its definitely Eddie Murphy's best by far...

Righteous Kill was garbage just to clear things up,

You named 1 lousy movie in over 30 years of great movies these two starred in. are you kidding Me ? Where the hell Have eddie murphy and arsenio hall benn the last 15-20 years ? how 's many acadamy awards have they won ? That norbit movie was a classic in history cinematic history . LOL

Zack Thomas just signed with the Chiefs!

OH I also forgot the great docter dolittle movies . LOL

No, Norbit was horrible, I never said that Pacino and Deniro were garbage, I said that Righteous Kill was Garbage... I am a big fan on Casino, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, Godafather, Scarface...etc..but they also put out some bad ones like insomnia, scent of a woman, righteous kill...etc...

Damn...dude, what part of me giving a big up to "Coming to America" do you have a problem with??? I never said Dr. Dolittle and Norbit were good...damn, at least I have enough b@lls to actually post under my own name...

How can i forget those acadamy award winning movies like " Bowfinger " , " THE adventures of pluto nash " and " Holy Man " . LOL . This is so funny . LOL . I can't take it anymore. I can't bust arsenio hall because he hasn't done anything in 20 years . LOl

SCENT OF A WOMAN was a bad movie ? Are you kidding Me. That was a very good movie. Pacino won the acadamy award for best actor.

Police acadamy 3 is best movie ever


thanks so much for providing a forum like this. Wishing you much happiness.

I think through some deductive reasoning we can get a clearer picture of what is going on with the Dolphins. The information you provide goes along way in making that happen.

You make a great point that pressure on the quarterback is what separates great defensive teams. Everyone seems to assume that Matt Roth's numbers are indicative of where the problems lies in not getting more pressure on the QB. Bad assumption. If you actually look at the numbers of someone like Carl Banks who was a great LOLB for the Giants he only had 1 9 sack season and averaged a whole lot less. In this kind of 3-4 the other linebacker (not Joey Porter) has different responsibilities. And if you look again closely at the Parcellian approach to defensive pressure, it's usually an Outside Linebacker and a defensive end. Joey Porter fills that role, pretty well. Now he's getting older so you may want to find a suitable long term replacement. But isn't that Cameron Wake was really brought in to do in the long run?
We shouldn't assume that the kind of player to replace Matt Roth will be a pass rushing specialist linebacker. If they really like what Roth doing what he's doing (and I bet they do) then you won't see them picking someonne else to replace him and what they ask of that position. Thus if the Dolphins draft someone to replace Roth because he's a free agent next year and they don't want him don't expect them to draft a pass rushing specialist to replace him.

I would bet then if you are right about your assumption on pass rush then they will find another defensive end and or nose tackle position player to collapse the pocket. The pressure will come from an end probably with outside linebacker, aka Leonard Marshall and L.T. These guys I can't believe are fully satisfied with the defensive line. Langford and Merling have potential and are solid but are they great? To win it all you need a dominant defensive line and we aren't there yet depth wise. Think of how they invested in the o line. That's a statement that says we can win a Super Bowl with that bunch. Not there yet on the defensive line. Thus more draft picks to make that happen.

Thus I believe behind it all is a couple of assumptions. The Dolphins know they need a nose tackle. Is Paul Solai really counted on to be that person? Does he play the way they see fit? He is another regimes pick too. Is Lionel Dotson ready to play at defensive end and provide that extra depth I mentioned earlier? If they believe in Cameron Wake then that is who replaces Porter in the future. If unsure you will see them pick another pass rushing specialist outside linebacker. I don't think they will though. Joey's got another year in him and Wake can show his skill. If they don't like Wake then they prioritize the position the following year. You've got to give Wake a year to see. I could see them drafting a inside linebacker to replace Ayodele. Otherwise it's defensive line drafting day for the Dolphins.

The hole though seems to be cornerback. At the moment you just don't like our chances going against the great receivers in the division with what is on the roster. They chose to not really go after folks too hard at cornerback in free agency. I really wonder why? Is it that they feel like they have the players? Is it the sense we can draft certain folks and turn in them into quality professionals? But it's clear that they really didn't go hard after anyone at that position. I wonder why. Do you know why? That's an interesting question to me.

Thanks for reading and a great Easter to you and your family!

good read mark, i did have the same questions but i would say that dolphins think it's not wise to spent most money on CB cause if they rather have a front 7 strong smart guys work as a unit is more important than thinking one position will solve all ills.

soulj.......when some one says that coming to america is not of the great movies of our time to change their mind ask them to watch the ceane when eddie murphy wake up in first day in the bronx and sreaming through the window"good mornning my friends" then some one in the next building answering him,"f....you"" it's a movie at it's finest.

I agree 100%. Miami's defense will be more aggressive in 2009. Connor Barwin will be your next Miami Dolphin

And then he screams back " YES AND FU@K YOU TOO.." That was classic..

merry easter!

another movie is saturday night fever ,the best shot in that movie was when jhon.t was eating dinner with his family and talking about the pay raise,the best of acting ever

johnny utah, #9 ohio state buckeyes to replace beck

jaksin, i like a WR better and what movie you like the most?

ah yes, young ace, i knew i could count on you

Johnny Utah has a bum knee remember? Parcells would never draft him.

Byron Leftwitch to the Bucs!!!!

I only bring attention to this because with Leftwitch to Tampa and Garcia to Oakland, there are no more decent free agent qb's for the Jets to pick up! hahaha! Looks like its Kellen Clemens or Brett Ratliff for the Jests... that is, unless they feel like signing J.P. Losman...

No QBs for the loser Jets. What do you think of that Gopats/jetsrock?



I did post under my name. What is your name tuff guy? I can't help it I like movies with Al Pacino in them. Like in Sea of Love I was wishing I was a real guy like him. So go bug off!

the last 3 posts were written by some one else not me.

gopats, i'm not hating today, plus, why you hatin on me? man, i thought we were cool. oh well. tommy pee's sitting

its the fake ace, or the real ace, i dont know but thats your s*%t starter. get him gopats

what is every one still looking for there eggs?

The imposter said "I did not write the last 3 posts. I did not say that. I'm the real Gopats. Jaksin you not real, bro!!!!!!!!

so than what you did type the" dont start with me please jaksin"? i got news, yes you will know.

i know you are all probably good fellas, just maybe a little misguided. i get it. happy easter, and best of luck! go fins oh ya f jim kelly

if the bowl this year is in fact not a reality, is trying to get a buck for porter while we can really that crazy?

OLB Larry English-No.25

your music on the dolphins page is killing me. you will chase away alot of your readers who check your website at work.
I hope you are wrong and the Dolphins address cornerback fairly early in the draft. They need to find a player who can compete for a starting job this year and at worst case be prepared to start next year when Will Allen may be gone. If they can find that in the 2nd or third great but this will kill them with the WR they will face next year. I would not be surprised if they draft 2 cornerbacks.


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