« York wants to talk to Parcells? Then York should pay | Main | Bill Parcells has NOT spoken with Ross »

The Miami Dolphins: An Empire of dirt?

We are in difficult times. The world around us has changed and gotten darker. The economy stinks. And the Dolphins are missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.

No one knows what will happen Sunday in Foxboro, Mass. when Miami ends the 2010 season against New England, the best team in the NFL. Will the Dolphins respond to this opportunity to salvage what has been a disappointing season? Or will we see the Dolphins we've gotten used to -- no offense, and usually good, but sometimes inconsistent defense -- fail for the ninth time in 16 games?

And what about afterward?

What will happen in the weeks and days after the season's final play? Will owner Stephen Ross keep Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland? Or will he fire the last vestiges of the Bill Parcells era and start anew?

No one knows for certain.

I do know this: The glory days were long ago. And they haven't returned.

The Dolphins were once the winningest professional sports franchise on Earth. They boasted the fact every week in press releases. No more. Nowadays, they don't even acknowledge when they sign a player that might make them slightly less mediocre. That is not improvement.

Things have changed, folks. And for the worse. The end of this season reminds us. The franchise that was once a gleaming, shining beacon of excellence and, yes, even perfection for one fateful season ... gone.

More of today's Dolfans remember 1-15 than 17-0. Fewer of today's Dolfans remember their last playoff win. Or their last playoff game. Or their last back-to-back wins at home, for that matter.

The Dolphins, once a source of community pride, is now watching the community turn its attention to the Miami Heat. The Dolphins now more closely resemble, in the words of Johnny Cash, an empire of dirt.

 [Thanks to Dolfan Joe Alvarez who created this video and passed it along to me.]

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20148c728cf00970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Miami Dolphins: An Empire of dirt?:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I love my Phins but I hope they loose so TS can get FIRED because he is not a super bowl caliber coach, why play hard for we need a good draft pick anyways! I HOPE MY DREAMS COME TRUE AND THIS REGIME IS GONE BRING IN PETERSON LET'S SEE WHAT HE HAS!

Justin Blackmon/Brandon Marshall wr duo would be great too. Just add a speed back to go with Ronnie Brown and hope Nick Fowles is available 3rd rd. Still we would need to sign a vet qb to challenge Henne for the starting job!

Lots of Scouts and GM's here. Apply at-----

If it wasn't for bad luck this franchise would have no luck at all.

0x80,

I would with making Justin Blackmon #1, we only need a change of pace speed back to compliment Ronnie Brown. That type of back can be found 5-6th rd.

We could use the 3rd rd pick to develop a "Nick fowles type qb. Still a little raw yet still has pro game skills. Bring in a vet to challenge Henne for the starter position.

Henne will be bench warming by game 3 next year. They'll bring in some washed up vet like Hassleback and tell us how good he is by referring to how good he was, 5 years ago. Meanwhile, The Sorcerer in the North has a truck load of picks and should be another 3 years in front of us by the end of April.

I would draft a QB ever year in the draft until I got one that was a leader. You have to built around your leader.

Ronnie is going to be 30, no? He's lost a step, no? Ronnies good for about 3 good complete games a season, not more. I'd see more value in riding Ricky for another year than Ronnie, plus Ricky has better hands. Drafting a RB is a must though.

0x80,

When reviewing our past year offensively, a lot of our problems could have become far less by having another threatning wr on the other side of Marshall, a quick and speedy complimentary rb, and a OC better at calling plays.

This alone would have put Henne in better situations and allow him to better manage games than be placed in situations where he needed to win them.

0X80,

Wr Blackmon 1st rd, get a speedy complimentary back, and sign Ronnie Brown to a heavily incentive laden contract(very little guaranteed money).

Brown being 30 is no problem. We can draft a real rb in 2012 or 2013 anticpating his advanced playing age. Like I say no problem!

Sure would be nice to have a QB that could win one in the 4th or care your team from time to time. I agree we need a RB, TE, and few other players. QB has got to be a first on the list..

Damn, just looked it up Blackmon is only a sophmore!

DyingB, remember we have a speedster running back due to return, Kory Sheets, everyone in camp was saying the guy is really FAST...4.39 at the combine

I feel your frustration Armando. Miami is a miserable, bland, boring and hopeless team. Miami lacks leadership at every key spot.

The former Bill Parcells did an OK job in Miami but nothing more. He added some nice pieces with Jake Long (a great pick and the right pick at the time over Matt Ryan and Brandon Marshall (overpaid and over valued with 2 second rounders) and Karlos Dansby (had his moments but no where near the top paid LB in the league) and Cam Wake (a true diamond in the rough) but overall it was a failure. He put an average, overwhelmed Tony Sparano at Head Coach and a "know it all" but "knows nothing Ireland.

Tony Sparano seems over matched week after week. The bright coaches around the league are gutsy and innovative. Sparano thinks he can get by with being conservative and not losing contest. That has been Miami's achilles heel all season. Sparano is not the answer. If Stephen Ross wants to continue to not sell out and have a lifeless fan base then keep Sparano. If you want to re-energize us make a move. I am starting to get the feeling we all are stuck on stupid for one more year with Sparano. He can't even coach up the offensive line, what a clown.

Jeff Ireland who is a nobody but in his brief moments outside of Parcells shadow has looked incompetant. The Dez Bryant situation looked ugly. The Ryan Clark situation even worse.

The most important position on the field QB. Miami has failed miserably at addressing this position. The broke down has been Dunte Culpepper experiment and misdiagnosis of his knee shows what sort of organization Miami has become. The drafting of Henne and then wasting a pick on Pat White was a joke. Thanks for that one year Chad Pennington. It aint your fault with the shoulder injury. You did all you could.

Parcells put a band aid on this roster and was able to find a coach (David Lee) with innovative idea for a change that caught the league off guard and got Miami a few extra wins but this was a 8-8 team if not worse with the Wild Cat. No more trickery and stuck in neutral for the last 2 seasons and Miami is going in the wrong direction.

The only way for it to get better is to clean house. This organization is only as strong as it's leadership and it has failed us.

My feeling it's going to only get worse with this current regime and my gut tells me we are stuck on stupid for at least another year with these clowns.

0x80,

Remember its not just speed its quickness combined. Speeds only good once beyond the line of scrimmage, but its great quickness that gets you through it. John Avery was one of the fastest backs to play in the nfl. But had no real quickness therefore his speed was totally useless.

If I had to choose between speed and quickness I take quickness every time. Even if you have a speed rb he need to have at least above average quickness. Quickness is how fast can you epxlode to the line of scrimmage then thru it.

Happy Holidays and LMFAO at this sub Detroit / Clevland / Bills team you all cheer for.

3 straight home losses to the 3 of the worst teams in the league. Alright Miami!

8 / 9 years no playoffs. And when you say Miami you're talking Super Bowl!

When was your last playoff win????

You are no longer relevant in this league. You have a QB who wee wees in his pants any time he is called upon to help the team.

Your saviour is apparently being paid by your bozo owner and giving advice to other teams.

What a complete joke. Move to the CFL where you can maybe win a few games. I'm sure they would appreciate all the B list celebs up there.

Dolphin Stadium btw has to be the worst venues to watch a game in the entire league. Is there a stadium as empty and lifeless in the NFL? Are there a bigger bunch of front running fans in the NFL. If so please show me.

Everyone's fairly fast in the nfl. But quickness is harder to find. Thats the advantage the Welkers and Woodheads have.

DB, here is a scouting report on Sheets:

Lanky build with the room for additional mass without a significant loss of quickness. Quick to the hole. Agile. Can make defenders miss in tight quarters. Quickly gets to top speed and can accelerate through a gap and to the second level. Patient runner who follows his blocks, but can stick his foot in the ground and explode through holes. Good speed for the stretch play. Good vision for the cutback. Despite a lack of prototypical bulk and leg drive, is an extraordinarily effective runner near the goal-line. Good hands out of the backfield. Experienced kick returner with the vision and speed to contribute immediately in this area. Four-year contributor who has never missed a game due to injury. Enjoyed a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl. Could have been hidden a bit by Purdue's reliance on the passing game and surprise at the next level.

There really arent any RB's worth drafting early, Ingram included. A change of pace back in later rounds would be nice. A Noel Devine (WVU) type...

That video was sobering considering it reminded me I was born 10 months after that Miami team walked off the field after beating Minn in the SB. 0 for 36 in my lifetime. 36 years! I have the feeling I'm gonna end up like those Red Sox fans you'd read about who died in 2003 at 80 whatever years old having never seen it. Then they win it all the next year.

Maryland 4th year junior WR Torrey Smith is entering the NFL draft. Good return guy too.

0x80,

First of all Sparano needs to put aside his man love for the much slower Cobbs. These idiots seem to only be looking to Sheets as a return specialist before his injury anyway. I like a Cobbs but he's no gamebreaker. Why keep putting a guy that isnt a gamebreaker into the mix with other rb's that arent gamebreakers?

Like I said, I like Cobbs but if he werent with the team next season he wouldnt be missed. Get off the cobb Sparano and I mean it literally! LOL...........

Sparano and Ireland will stick with being conservative and keep Ronnie Brown, stick with Chad Henne and think bringing in a new Offensive Cordinator is going to make Miami fans get pumped like a Tony Sparano fist after kicking a FG after the had the ball first and goal at the 5 yard line.

Miami needs to clean house. A speed WR and a speed back won't help this team. Miami has so many glaring holes that it can't be fixed with a move or 2.

Glaring holes in no particular order:

GM - someone who can spot talent and not average players.

Coaching staff - a staff that is competant and knows how to win a game as oppossed to not trying to make a mistake to lose it.

QB - Henne sucks guys. Bring in a new OC, a new Head Coach, new FAST WR, a new Pro Bowl Caliber interior linemen and you will get the same Henne that turns the ball over and can't win a game for his team.

RB - Ronnie sucks and is done. He was a second overall pick and does not make any plays out there that resemble a playmaker drafted #2 overall. Ricky is a nice back up and that's it. Miami needs a playmaker out there. Michael LeSheoure, Mark Ingram, Michael Bush, etc.

WR - Miami can't keep putting Hartline or Bess out there as starters. Hartline isn't good enough to beat a #1 or #2 CB in the NFL consistantly. Sure he will get some catches but week to week you are kidding yourself. He should be a #4 where he could have opportunities vs a #3 or #4 CB. Miami needs someone who can spread the defense and keep them honest however it won't matter as long as Henne is the QB because he can't make the deep throw consistantly enough for a defense not stack the box and say try to beat us.

TE - Fasano is the starting TE and again he can't be expected to beat teams on a week to week basis. He is average at best and is best in 2 TE formations as a blocker and short pass chains mover.

Interior OL - Miami is 3/5 shy on the offensive line. Jake Long is a stud. Vernon Carey is good and he had a bad year whether it was injuries or over weight or just lost a step. He can still play either Right Tackler or slide him inside to play guard. Miami needs to add 3 more legit starters along the offensive line and Center needs a huge upgrade before guard.

ILB - Dansby had a good yet unspectacular season. He needs someone next to him in the 3-4. Is AJ Edds the answer? Who knows. I know Tim Dobbins and Clam Crowder are not the answer.

OLB- Koa Misi was a early 2nd rounder and hasn't showed much. He needs at least to be pushed with competition. He gets a pass because he is a rookie but still needs to be pushed with a legit pass rusher.

Safety - both spots. Im sorry I like Y. Bell but you can find a player of his skill set and ability on about 90 percent of the rosters in the league. He is an above average tackler for a safety and below average in coverage. C. Clemons definitely needs to be upgraded. He isn't a play maker.

Miami has so many needs and holes.

DB, Sparano falls in love with guys that practice well, and thats Cobbs. His middle name is 'second string' all the way. A truly unexciting player that can make some contributions, but certainly not anyone any DC in the league will every scheme for, all though sadly one could make that argument against all our offensive players right now. We have zero weapons, one could argue Marshal is a weapon but Henning deweaponized him.

Andy, you forgot about Incognito, he's earned his spot. And regarding Misi, fans are way too harsh on the guy. Mario Williams #1 overall pick took 3 years to fully blossom, can't expect every rookie to convince you the first year they were worth it. Secondly, I figure if Wake is doing so damn well, Misi must be doing something right as well for Wake to even be so successful.

The Heats still on! Miami blast Rockets 125-119 in a nailbiting countdown to thier 16th victory in 17 games.! D-Wade leads the way with 45pts. His 2nd consecutive plus 40pt scoring game. LOL.................

0x80,

Incognito is again starting at center Sunday. Sparano is looking into the possibility of making Incognito our new starting center next season. He was drafted as a center by the Rams.

empire of dirt is actually a Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails quote, Mando. Cash covered it nicely though. And Mando, thanks for another year of your great Dolphins coverage! Hopefully, next year we won't have such a boring offense to root for.

The Dolphins have a defense that can play against any team....the Dolphins have a offense that can't play period. How to fix...get a OC that has some imagination, get a QB that is big, mobile and has a strong arm, get a receiver that can play across from Marshall and get a running back that can take it to the house at any time.

Well will be a good test to see him go up against Wilfork. Either way Sparano will probably draft 3 centers, 3 guards and a tight end.

To turn this franchise around, you have to start from the very top. We need an owner who has passion for the game and a true desire to win. Not signing entertainers to co-own the team who will perform at halftime. Once you have that in place I believe things will improve. Believe me I know as well as anyone this team has'nt had true success in over 30 years. We can lay the blame on alot of people. But it still won't change the fact this team needs a complete overhaul. One that we have never seen before. Don't kid yourselves we are not a few players away. We need alot more than that. Stephen Ross, Bill Parcells,Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano have all been a complete bust. Look at how the Jets have turned around so quickly. It starts with an owner who wants to win. Thats all that matters..WINNING IS ALL THAT MATTERS...

Sparano down fall this year was a few things that can be debated till the next minicamp can he fix the problems on this team? My opinion is NO! It starts at QB ends at OL and we don't have the players to fix the problems we do have, you don't build a team on rejects or backup players, TS did it to the OL...... So MR ROSS HAS TO MAKE A CHANGE OR THE RESULT NEXT YEAR IS MEDIOCRE AND GETS YOU TO WHAT WE ARE TODAY!!!

Wow, that video was about as pointless as most of your blogs, Mando! Good job.

ESPN's Clayton still says Sporano's getting fired after Sunday. I wonder if he knows something?

To be honest I'm not sure what way Ross is leaning. I'm sure he's feeling the presure from fans, but most of all I'm sure he's sick of being embarrassed at home watching his team lose week in and week out.

Finally have something to get excited about watching. Not the game mind you, but what happens next....

Steven,

I would much rather create newchampionship history than to turn the franchise around. So far 1-15 is 3 years in the rearview mirror.

There's also Saban, Wannstadt, JJ, and all of the missed championships with Marino before embarking back to the championship glory years.

I think the shorter path to glory is to create new glory. Hopefully that isnt 36years in the future like the last glory days are 36years in the past. Please dont turn us around! LOL............

Steven,

Also starting at the top turning this franchise around leads directly to Wayne Huizenga revisted. Remember what happened last time? LOL...........

After reading this blog i'm ready for the hemlock in my egg-nog.

If Sparano stays Henne will stay if Henne stays we are 8-8 if we are lucky.It's like a bad dream.

Those saying the team isnt that far from deep playoff calibre are correct. Going into the season clearly a few thing were unanticipated offensively.

Marshall's acquisition allowed the coaching staff to prematurely assume it was going to make the game easier for Hartline and Fasano. However reality stated Hartline cant consistently beat above average corners and Fasano's a little to slow footed to consistently beat linebackers in coverage.

Second assumption: We were a top 5 team rushing in 2009 so it was also assumed the run game wouldnt struggle as it did without a quick and speedy change of pace back.

Now that we know what the problems are lets get the damn thing fixed. Only then will Dolphins nation live happily ever after.

I wanna believe if we can add better weapons on offense(rb, Te, wr) he can become a more efficient qb than he was in 2010. Remember guys I said that I wanna believe this.

Still, even if Henne is kept as a starter we will still need to at least upgrade the backup qb position. So no matter how you look at it we still need to add a qb to the roster. Then if Henne screws up we have a better option than Thigpen to as a relief pitcher. LOL.......

I HAD A VISION IN THE MIDDLE OF A HAVING A WITH A FEVOR OF 109 DEGREES THIS CAME TO ME.

1. ROSS DOESN'T WANT AN EMPTY STADIUM NEXT YEAR SO HE FIRES SPARANO IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE NEW ENGLAND GAME, WIN OR LOSE. AFTERALL HE DID ALL HE COULD TO MAKE THE STADIUM A FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACE, BUT WITH SUCH A CRAPPY RECORD, HIS EFFORTS FAILED. PLUS HE IS USED TO WINNING IN LIFE, TWO 7-9 SEASONS AND ONLY ONE WIN AT HOME IS HUMILIATING TO HIM

2. NOLAN IS ASKED TO STAY ON AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND ACCEPTS

3. DAN MARINO IS HIRED AS GENERAL MANAGER. WITH NOLAN IN CHARGE OF DEFENSE AND AN OFFENSIVE MINDED GENERAL MANAGER THE TONE OF THE ORGANIZATION CHANGES FROM FAT MAN CLAPPING FOR FIELD GOALS, TO TWO MORE TOUCH DOWNS PER GAME. THATS 8 EXTRA POINTS A GAME, OR 128 MORE POINTS OVER A 16 GAME SEASON....

4. EITHER BRIAN BILLICK OR JEFF FISHER IS HIRED AS HEAD COACH. NO NONSENSE, EVERYONE IS PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING.

5. THE JETS TRADE JASON TALOR TO MIAMI FOR A 6TH ROUND DRAFT PICK. TAYLOR PLAYS FOR TWO MORE YEARS, IS A LEADER ON THE FIELD AND IN THE LOCKER ROOM ONCE AGAIN.

6. FREE AGENTS BROWN AND WILLIAMS SIGN FOR TWO AND ONE YEAR RESPECTIVELY.

7. 240 POUND DONAVAN MCNABB SIGNS.

8. TYLER THIGPEN GETS RELEASED AND MIAMI PICKS UP A 3RD QUARTERBACK IN THE 5TH ROUND OF THE DRAFT.

9. CHANNING CHOWDER, WHEEL CHAIR AND ALL IS TRADED FOR A 4TH ROUND DRAFT PICK.

10. WE DRAFT THREE OFFENSIVE LINE MONSTERS, THE 6TH ROUND QUARTERBACK, A RUNNING BACK AND A 220 LB. 6' 3" SPEEDSTER THAT PLAYS WIDE RECEIVER

11. IN FREE AGNECY MIAMI LANDS AN ANIMAL TO GROOM AND EVENTUALLY REPLACE MY FAVORITE, IN ON EVERY PLAY AGING DOLPHIN YERIMIAH BELL.

12. SHAWN SMITH BUYS A JUGS MACHINE, MAKES 250 CATCHES A DAY FOR THE NEXT 15O DAYS SO HE WILL NEVER DROP A POTENTIAL INTERCEPTION AGAIN.

13. FINALLY MIAMI CHANGES THAT STUPID SONG THE PLAY AFTER EVERY TOUCH DOWN. (OF COURSE THIS YEAR, IT WAS PLAYED SO RARELY THAT HEARING IT DIDN'T IRRITATE ME LIKE IS DID IN THE PAST)

DB,

Don't know about happily ever after, but happy for a while, anyway...

The oline may take care itself next season. Nate Garner will be back. He did an outstanding job in 2009 filling in at the guard positions. If not for the season ending injury he most likely would have started at guard in place of Jerry.

Jerry was a rookie 3rd rd pick in 2010. He may have been at least a season away from being a true starter. Hopefully the experience this season and training camp next season has him well on his way to being a dominant player at the guard position.

They are also taking a look now to see if Incognito can be moved to center. If not it maybe Nate Garner. Garner also did a very good job filling in for Grove in 2009.

Possible 2011 Starting oline:

LT Jake Long
LG Ritchie Incognito
C Nate Garner
RG John Jerry(improved over 2010)
RT Vernon Carey

IMO, not a bad starting unit. LOL.........

There is very little to say about a franchise that, once again, filled the cup of disappointment for its fans. Playoffs are around the corner and again it’s all quiet on the Dolphin Front. There was a time when the Dolphins made the playoff in their sleep. Unfortunately this prized franchise fell in the wrong hands. From the fat head Johnson to the present day bouncing meatball, it’s been nothing more than a 15 year dog and pony show.

dying breed, i think the plan is to move incognito to center, move carey to guard, and draft a tackle (since apparently there are more good tackles than guards or centers in the draft this year). at least this is what is communicated in barry jackson's column, which provided some insight into how the dolphins might be thinking this offseason. there must me some credence to this, since incognito played center last sunday and it seemed berger was healthy. to me, it looked like the line got more push in the interior with incognito (who by the way drew praise from wilfork). in fact, i think they ran for more than 150 yards. to my knowledge, this was the only in season adjusment that sparano made which actually worked (not sure he made any others, actually :)).

Austin,

I posted about the Incognito move to center. My sense is that he and Garner compete for the starting center position next season. As he showed last week there could be possible issues on the shotgun snap with Incognito.

Garner was excellent at center in relief for the injured Groves in 2009. He got excellent push too and there were no shotgun snap issues with Garner in relief. That's why I think Garner wins possible center battle over Incognito early in camp.

It has to be settled early in camp because Incognito needs to get back to guard position to get his sufficient reps there.

Still if carey is moved inside we have to draft a center or rt fully ready to start from day one. I say center because it allows Nate Garner to start at RT. Or RT because it allows Garner to start at center.

To me the chances are greater getting a rt or c fully ready to start day one you need to draft one 1st rd. Or hopefully an above average RT is available in free agency. We cannot downgrade the RT position if moving Carey inside because Carey wasnt exactly pro bowler material himself.

I believe we will have at least 4-5 qb's in camp in 2011 battling for both starter and backup positions.

Henne...pro bowl! The only way a Henne will make a pro bowl is about 5 generations of Henne's from now when they breed out the slow thinking, non decision making, waterhead out of his gene pool...

Nuff said....

I think everyone should just get off the minority owners case.

J-Lo is the best thing we got when it comes to the backfield!

Bottoms Up!!!!

cowkilla,

I was just only thinking with luck we can turn Henne into the next Trent Dilfer. LOL.........

I just think it's kind of funny we have a 2nd yr qb(Tom Brandstater, Fresno St) on our practice squad that Josh McDaniels the qb guru drafted and gave up on. Seems we cant get Chad Henne developed so how in all hell are we going to develop a qb Josh McDaniels himself gave up on. LOL.........

Negatives: Regressed in his decision-making in 2008. Does not make a great deep throw, more often than not floating it up for grabs. Struggles to get the ball between linebackers and safeties on deeper routes. Bird-dogs his primary receiver at times. Tries to float passes to open targets instead of just throwing the ball.


Positives: Very good height and adequate build for the position. Despite his size, his feet are good enough to be effective on the bootleg and moving within the pocket. Operates from under center and the shotgun. Good hand work on play fakes. Throws accurately running to his right.

This guy pretty much sounds like Chad Henne on the practice squad. LOL..............


Hahahhahahaha, he'll yeah DB. I cam see it now...both of them in the studio wearing suits and fighting over the last jelly donut

Awww, the NFL is so close these days, a play here and a turnover bounce there, a 7-9 team could be 12-4. It's really that close.

Hard to fault the Fins this season, they fought hard in every single game. Even the MNF blowout vs the Pats was close until the special teams fell apart mid-game. Coulda/woulda/shoulda beat the Steelers, Browns, Bills, Lions etc....so close.

Silly to tear apart such a competitive team!

This WILL be the dumbest decision By an owner if ross keeps sparano as HC next year....this is a mistake and gloomed for doom for miami in 2011...the only other decision in the last decade that would be worse than this is huizengas bonehead move for cam-moron as HC in 2007...lets hope espn has better insiders than NFL network does and puts tony out of a job next monday...or later!!!!

BY BARRY JACKSON

BJACKSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM

Dolphins consultant Bill Parcells has convinced Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to keep Tony Sparano as coach, according to a report by former Raiders executive Mike Lombardi.

Well that did it! I just shot my dog. I heard a Dolphins song on a C&W station the other day. My wife left me, my kids hate me, I lost my job and holy crapola, my favorite team didn't make the playoffs again.

Lighten up,it is Christmas. Smile and hug your mama.

Mark my words the Dolphins will be good next year, they better be otherwise they will be in trouble and alot of fans will simply change teams.

I still have some faith.

Hey DB,

Possible 2011 Starting oline:

LT Jake Long
LG Mike Pouncey (Trade back and get an early 2nd rounder)
C Ritchie Incognito
RG John Jerry(improved over 2010)
RT Vernon Carey

If they don't try to nail down a top flight QB I would trade back some if possible and snatch up C/G Mike Pouncey. C/G Stefan Weisnewski would be a solid addition but he should go somewhere mid 1st. If they could trade back and get that 2nd round pick I would take Mike Pouncey easy. His brother Maurkice was Pitts top pick last year and he has started and gets good reviews already.


Also I like the idea of adding Noel Devine to be a change of pace back with speed and moves AND I really like WR Jerrel Jernigan from Troy.

J.J. will be as close as one can get to Desean Jackson in the 2011 draft. Both should be able to be gotten from the 3rd round on. Probably depends on testing though. If either runs a crazy time at the combine the Rrrrrraiders will get em early.

If they go DEF 1st round I like Von Miller OLB from Texas A&M. He is the Butkis Award winner, has quick twitch skills as a pass rusher and tackles aggresively. I think his best football may be ahead of him.

Cheers,

« 1 2 3 4 »

The comments to this entry are closed.