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Clemons has to be much better than 2009

I know everyone who reads this blog (with the possible exception of the Jets and Pats fans) are hoping the Dolphins become a Super Bowl team.

Those same people -- you -- must also realize many things have to come together perfectly for that to be possible. One of those many things is that free safety Chris Clemons becomes a good player back there in only his second season.

The Dolphins initially tried to hire a proven, veteran free safety in the offseason, offering free agent contracts to both Ryan Clark and Antrel Rolle. Neither signed, obviously. The team also talked to the agent for O.J. Atogwe but didn't dive into the deep end of that possibility.

So Clemons is the player the Dolphins are putting their hopes on to start. The job seems his to lose when camp begins on Friday.

But according to Sam Monson and his staff at ProFootballFocus.com, hoping Clemons can respond may require a good amount of faith based on his rookie season.

Clemons got limited snaps on defense -- 89 of them to be exact -- but to quote Monson, "none make for good reading."

"He made five tackles, but only one of them was counted as a defensive 'stop' in our grades, and he missed 2 along the way," Monson writes. "

"He was thrown at seven times where he was the defender in primary coverage, resulting in 4 catches (57.1%) for 80 yards and a TD, and a QB rating of 136.9 when throwing into his coverage.

It was not, however, all Clemons' fault.

"To be fair to him," Monson added, "more than 50% of his coverage numbers are as the result of a 54-yard TD pass from Big Ben [Roethlisberger] to Mike Wallace in the Week 17 encounter on a play where Sean Smith and Nate Jones both made an instant mess out of their close coverage on Santonio Holmes and Wallace respectively, freezing Clemons out of position deep in the middle of the field trying to cover both receivers on the wrong side of their corners."

The play to which Monson refers is below. 

The Dolphins hope they don't see a repeat of that type of play in 2010.


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The 26 represents his age. Am I right?

Cuban, agreed 100% my friend

Hello People, its been a long off-season.

I see the usual crowd, Cuban, Bootang, Derek, Kris and even Carlito

Here is my Training Camp Prediction:

FS will be determined in the preseason games and we will see Culver start in Game 1 against Buffalo.


Take care cube , gotta go.

Cuban I just want to talk football and goof off a little... I don't really care about web groups or cliques and don't care to get involved with the drama...

Personally I am rooting for Chris Clemons to win the starting spot... He looked like he has improved from last year in minicamp and OTA's, lets hope he doesn't disappear when the pads come on...

What say you?

P.S. I have a feeling that Odrick will sign tomorrow...


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he Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the auto accident involving a car registered to Brian Hartline.
The FHP is waiting for Hartline to come talk to them as they try to figure out who was driving his Ford pickup when it collided with a parked Escalade at 4:30 a.m. on July 3. The longer Hartline goes without speaking to authorities, the more it makes it appear that he was the one driving and fled. Regardless, Hartline is not expected to face league discipline at this time.


I think I would like to see Culver as the starter. I just haven't seen it with Clemons, I hope he proves me wrong. Culver has been productive when given the chance, and I think he offers the lowest floor out of all the FS options. Maybe not the highest ceiling, but I think the safest option.

Hope he does Carlito, On another note, I remember the "TK8" Ragging on you on several occasions, NJ Flimflamin particular, He'll do it again, I thought maybe you could expose him for the Fraud that he is and leave that blog and rejoin us here, but I understand, You must take your own path.... Good luck my friend.......


What does TK8 mean? And why are you feuding with Bungle and NJ Phun Bags?


At least Culver brings some experience to the position. Its hard to start 75% 2nd year players in your secondary.

First off, different positions.

Fat Man has some value as a run clogger, but remember that the Ravens have NGATA as a DT and Fat Man will be second fiddle. He has time to get in shape and get reps.

As far Misi, he was drafted to contribute ASAP so he better not have a long learning curve.

Dear Mr. Menace

What you said

"rejoin us here, but I understand, You must take your own path.... Good luck my friend......."

What your heart tells you

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Cut.....thats a wrap

Soiled :)

In my opinion.......I think Jones .....the safety we drafted this year.....will win the job.

You're right that free safety is one of the question marks on this team. So is defensive tackle, and so is outside linebacker opposite Koa Misi. You really haven't said anything new here.

Day before the draft: Biggest needs are at OLB, FS, and NT.

Three days before camp opens: Biggest needs are at OLB, FS, and NT.


Why would anyone have to choose between blogs

Jake Long and Chad Henne were on QAM this morning and Long mentioned that he is impressed w/ Koa Misi. He feels he has quicks and power and that he will be a good player fwiw.

The play attached to this article is a bad example. BOTH Sean Smith and the slot corner were beaten badly. Clemons chose to help Smith because he was closer.

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