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Troy Drayton shares thoughts on the Dolphins

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Dolphins players and former players have been telling you what they think about all things relative to the franchise in the days since the regular season ended and owner Stephen Ross flirted with the idea of replacing Tony Sparano in a manner that failed protocol.

Former tight end Troy Drayton, who played in Miami from 1996-99, was a guest on Armando and the Amigo on 640-Sports in South Florida and I share with you the interview above.

Drayton shares his opinion of the season. He shares his opinion of the last few weeks (hint: he used the word "fiasco"). I asked him if people like you, the fans, will forgive and forget going forward.

Eventually the conversation turned to Chad Henne. Drayton saw what you saw. "He regressed," he said.

But Drayton has an interesting take on Henne going forward. Drayton also talked about Tyler Thigpen, whom he apparently likes more than Henne at this point.

Click the link and listen.

And come back later as I'll upload an interview we did with former University of Miami, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals RB O.J. Anderson. You will appreciate the story he gives you about how Bill Parcells dealt with him back in the day.

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Chilly and Chud are the only two names that are remotely interesting - but still, I'd wait to look at playoff teams.

Here's a thought.

Michael Vick in the west coast offense.

or

since they always need extra QBs during training camp, bring in PAT WHITE and see how he does (without someone called Lee or Henning).

Does anyone truly believe you should give the keys of the franchise to Thigpen? Not me.

You said LAPhinsPhan!

I would rather take a chance on a young, offensive minded coach from a proven winner (pats)then a never has been like Childress.

Whoever is the OC, we need a QB. I like the Garrett kid from Missouri.

Im liking the clements idea

alert FOR ALL FRY COOKS;;;;


PAUL PASQULONI THE PIZZA MAN AND EX DC FOR THE DOLPHINS AND COWBOYS BEFORE HE GOT FIRED FROM BOTH JOBS WAS HIRED TODAY BY UONN AS ..................... HEAD COACH .

UConn, Aloco. Who knows, maybe he'll bring Henning and Lee with him.

Sean Smith, who played 661 snap at cornerback after losing his starting spot for the first half of the season, was graded out by ProFootballFocus.com as the No. 8 cornerback in the NFL. 

Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield, Denver’s Champ Bailey, Kansas City’s Brandon Flowers, Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber, Cleveland’s Joe Haden, Baltimore’s Josh Wilson & Green Bay’s Tramon Williams are the only cornerbacks who graded out ahead of Smith in the production per snap category.
Per Omar Kelly

THE PIZZA MAN KEEP TALKING TO PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK WHILE HE'S HAVING A JOB ,WHEN HE WAS FIRED IN FL HE GOT HIRED SOON ENOUGH BY COWBOYS THEN HE GOT FIRED TWO WEEKS AGO AND NOW HE'S A HC AT UCONN ...

PIZZA W / ANCHOVI,FRESH MOZZARELLA AND OLIVES .

The talent and potential levels for Sean Smith are definitely there. I only question his desire, work ethic, and committment to being a great player. This is the same Sean Smith that loves tweeting from Florida area malls.

Seems Smith spends more time at malls than he does trying to better his game. What's with him and that s*hit?

Smith spends more time catching mall deals than learning how to catch picks. Whats up with that?

AS I STATED IN A PRIOR POST: WE HAD BETTER PRAY iRELAND/SPARANO ARE SUCCESSFUL. bECAUSE THE NEXT GM/HC WILL MAKE IRELAND/SPARANO SEEM LIKE JOE THOMAS/DON SHULA! LOL................

DB,

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE 2 MOVIES ?

THE HYENA COWHER BACK IN THE NEWS .... NICE ARTICLE ON PFT ,THE WRITER STATED THAT ... (( THE TREND THESE DAYS IS TO STAY AWAY FROM HIGH PRICED COACHES AND NOT HIRE A COACH WHO WANTS TO RUN THE WHOLE SHOW )).

ALoco Im not much of a movie person at all. My attention span is far too short. LOL........

ALoco,

Far too difficult for me to keep up with the movies on the screens and the movies playing inside of my shull, both at the same time. LOL..........

MAY BE THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T BE PATIENT WITH HENNE , THE SHORT SPAN .lol

"skull"

ALoco,

Have you noticed my latest posts where I support your views and believe adding better pieces around Henne will salvage our offense?

DB,


I SURE SAW THE POSTS ,BUT I AM JUST WAITING A FEW DAYS BEFORE I TAKE THE..... BAIT .

ALoco,

I Saw The Light! Im hanging up the Gang of Defeat cleets! LOL...............

DB,

in old days the nfl team did cost about 60 million dollars ,now any nfl team value is at 800 million to 1.6 billion like the cowboys .that's why you don't see one person running the show .

ALoco,

Is Chris Palmer the guy you would like to see become OC?

i would like crhis palmer to be the QB coach ,he's cool 60 years old and old people are great for coaching qb's .

also, no one can say we r changing old style offense for another .

DB ,


CAN YOU TELL me what is a west coast offense ???

ALoco,

From what I've heard its a slight version of the spread offense. Under Bill Walsh, using the supposed spread, they werent effective running the ball. So the short passing style to the rb(Roger Craig) became in effect thier running game. That's why Walsh's version of the spread became known as the "west coast" offense.

Its not a true spread offense and in Walsh's version the short passing game to the rb's was the run game. Seems most west coast offenses also deploy mobile qb's who can pick up yardage when pass plays break down.

Armando, this is what ur blog has become, the ALoco, Dying Breed personal playground. Have u considered shutting it down early this year? If not u should. LOL

thanks, so if the west offense is better why they didn't win a super bowel in last 20 years .

Even poor Oscar Canosa moved over to the Sun Sentinel tonight

fake bobbyd12

ALoco,

Here's The Entire Skinny On The West Coast Offense:

The term "West Coast Offense", as it is now commonly used, derives from a remark made by then-New York Giants coach Bill Parcells after the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers 17-3 in the 1985 playoffs. Parcells, a believer in tough defense over finesse-oriented offense, scornfully derided the 49ers' offense with the statement, "What do you think of that West Coast Offense now?"[1] In 1993, a Bernie Kosar quotation used to describe the 1993 Dallas Cowboys' offense as 'West Coast offense' was publicized by Sports Illustrated writer Paul Zimmerman ("Dr. Z"). Originally Kosar had meant a comparison to the "Air Coryell" system used by west coast teams in the 1970s, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. A reporter mistakenly applied Kosar's quotation about the Air Coryell system to the 1980s-era attack of Walsh's San Francisco 49ers.[2] Initially, Walsh resisted having the term misapplied to his own distinct system, but the moniker stuck. Now the term is commonly used to refer to a range of pass-oriented offenses that may not be closely-related to either the Air Coryell system or Walsh's pass-strategy.

[edit] West Coast Offense: Air CoryellKosar used the term to describe the offense formalized by Sid Gillman with the AFL Chargers in the 1960s and later by Don Coryell's St. Louis Cardinals and Chargers in the 1970s and 1980s. Al Davis, an assistant under Gillman, also carried his version to the Oakland Raiders, where his successors John Rauch, John Madden, and Tom Flores continued to employ and expand upon its basic principles. This is the "West Coast Offense" as Kosar originally used the term. However, it is now commonly referred to as the "Air Coryell" timed system, and instead the term West Coast Offense is usually used to describe Bill Walsh's system.

The offense uses a specific naming system, with the routes for wide receivers and tight ends receiving three digit numbers, and routes for backs having unique names. For example, a pass play in 3 digit form might be "Split Right 787 check swing, check V". (see Offensive Nomenclature). This provides an efficient way to communicate many different plays with minimal memorization. Conversely, the West Coast Offense could in theory have more freedom, since route combinations are not limited by 0-9 digits, but at the price of much more memorization required by the players.

[edit] Walsh's West Coast OffenseWalsh formulated what has become popularly known as the West Coast Offense during his tenure as assistant coach for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1968–75, while working under the tutelage of mentor Paul Brown. Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson would be the first player to successfully implement Walsh's system,[3] going on to have a successful 16-year career in the NFL, making four trips to the Pro Bowl, winning four passing titles, the 1981 NFL MVP award, and setting the record for completion percentage in a season in 1982 (70.66%).

Walsh installed a modified version of this system when he became head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Walsh's 49ers won three Super Bowls during this period, behind the passing abilities of legendary quarterback Joe Montana. As a result, Walsh's version has come to be known as the "West Coast Offense". Montana thrived for many years as the starting QB for the 49ers. He captured 4 Super Bowl titles, 3 Super Bowl MVP awards, and 2 AP NFL MVP titles while in San Francisco in the 1980s.

Several of Walsh's coordinators went on to successfully implement this system at other teams. George Seifert won two Super Bowls with the 49ers; once with Joe Montana at quarterback in 1989, and later with Steve Young in 1994. Mike Shanahan won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos in 1997 & 1998, utilising the leadership and passing skills of quarterback John Elway. Shanahan's run-heavy variation of the offense is also known for finding unheralded running backs, inclunding former NFL MVP Terrell Davis, and then turning them into league-leading rushers behind small yet powerful offensive lines. Mike Holmgren won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 1996 behind the quarterbacking of 3-time NFL MVP Brett Favre. Holmgren also coached in two others; first with the Packers in the 1997 season, and then with the Seattle Seahawks in the 2005 season. One of Holmgren's assistants, Jon Gruden, went on to win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2002 season.

all the talk is about the qb.dolphins need a running game.then keep henne for one more year,hes still young.i know this is a reach with henne but,im tired of waiting.if this doesnt work maybe theyll finish bad enough to get andrew luck.

thank you DB , that was very informative .now i can say i know the west offense.thanks again.

i signed w/my last name oscar casosa TO SAY BOBBY12 WAS FAKE .

all they got to do is Groom Thigpen, way beeter than Henne with lots of upside, this is a guy that hasnt been groomed ever, just released into games with reps. Give him a shot.

Reading your posts, you guys are losing it. You need to re-evaluate, regroup and

????

Worst blog?

On a different note...


I’m sure that many of you have heard that Lawrence Taylor has become the first member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to be put on the Sex Offender list.

This makes me sad because he was the most AMAZING Football player that I’ve ever watched.

Its an absolute shame that his Off The Field Behavior continues to erode everything that he accomplished when he played.
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Its what De Niro (in a Bronx Tale) called
‘Wasted Talent.”
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Nah. What he did on the field was what he did on the field. His reputation is what suffers, but nothing changes that he was arguably the greatest that ever did it.

If the Dolphins are interviewing Brian Raboll who was the OC in Cleveland last year, why haven't they scheduled a meeting with the Panthers OC?

That was the other team that scored fewer points last year than Miami and he's available.

What's the hold up?

T. Martin, if we are interviewing anyone from Cleveland, we should be mentally examined!

redsky. WE?SORRY BUT i REFUSE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH.....ahhh who am I kidding I'm a fan till I die..........AND THEY,THEY ARE KILLING ME BEFORE MY TIME.

TROY DRAYTON ..COME ON..WHAT DID HE DO? OH I KNOW ..I'VE SEEN HIM ON SOUTHBEACH WITH WHITEGIRLS...THAT'S WHAT HE DID OR DOES!,...CHECK THIS CLIP I PUT OF TRACE ARMSTRONG VS. THE BILLS ..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqHauOYvUWA COPY AND PASTE..

old people? WTH!

I sure do agree with selecting an OC only after the playoffs. The obvious Move.

Well, they might not kill me but, boy, are they making me suffer!

Wow....Troy Drayton, good to hear from him. Met him when the Dolphins played the Redskins years ago. Got a picture with him, good guy. I always wondered why he did not spend more years in Miami. I liked him at TE.

MCNABB?? That worked out well in Washington who had a far better O-Line than us last year...

Cmon now...

and McNabb graded out WORSE than Henne last year...

Ok,the one thing that we all miss about Marino,as with all the greats,is the passion he played with. Cant imagine a wide reciever getting in Dan's face. He commanded respect. Henne absolutely doesnt have the competitive fire to demand the best of the players around him. I dont know what the solution is at QB, but it is definately not Henne.

Vince Young ?? Seriously??? Have been a Phin fan for 34 years, and live in Nashville. Anyone suggesting this guy as QB has had to be living in a cave with Osama. He left the facility two years ago with a gun in his car worrying his family, because he was booed by fans. This year injures his hand during a game, cant grip the ball, Fisher brings in Collins, causing him to have a meltdown throwing part of his uniform into the stands after the game, and proceeds to cuss Fisher out in front of the team. Cutting him is the smartest move Titans have made in years. And this is the guy you want to bring into this dysfunctional franchise... Come on Man !!!

RAPISTBERGER
BRADY
SANCHEZ (SUCKS)
FLACCO
RYAN
CUTLER
RODGERS

Or we can go your way...this guy wasn't drafted in the 1st round....

Hasselbeck.....

C'mon man!

Hey Kris Brady was drafted in the sixth round (199th overall

LAST !!!

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