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Miami Dolphins players No. 1 to beyond roster limit

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It is time for the annual Miami Herald countdown of the Dolphins roster! Excited? Fired up?

Yeah, I can sense the tension.

Anyway, this is my annual countdown of the players on Miami's roster from the best to the bottom of the roster guys. It should not surprise that No. 1 on the list did not change in 2010. The rest of the list did change.

Take this in. Study it. Tell me where you agree and don't. Understand that rookies and free agents who have never played a game for Miami or even in the NFL are on this list. Those guys are included in the list as projections.

This is a lot to take in. Do it in increments if you wish. This list will be up a while as I'm going on vacation and leave and won't be back until July. Well, I will come back if something happens (like the start of free agency) because I'll only be out of town two of the weeks I'm off.

But otherwise, this is the annual summer vacay post as well as the summer roster list post. If you need to see what I'm up to, you can follow me on twitter.

The list:

1. LT Jake Long: He blew out his left shoulder in November against Tennessee. That wasn't his first injury of the season as he suffered a knee injury in the preseason finale against Dallas. No problem. Long got treatment for the knee and played without issue. He got a harness for the shoulder and continued playing despite knowing he'd need surgery after the season. And he was still a Pro Bowl player for the third time in three seasons.

2. OLB Cameron Wake: Studly. He came from part-time work to a full-time starting job and more than doubled his production. He became one of the NFL's most unrelenting and explosive pass-rushers. The scary thing is Dolphins coach Tony Sparano has said Wake has not yet reached his full potential. He might get better!

3. WR Brandon Marshall: When he's right, when he has the right people around him, when he's used correctly, he can dominate and take over a game. In 2010 he was rarely used right and didn't really have the right people around him. He was good but he and quarterback Chad Henne never meshed. There might be a personality problem going on in that relationship and the problem isn't necessarily Henne's.

4. ILB Karlos Dansby: He was as-advertised in that he was a tackle machine and was solid and a leader. But it is rare when an inside linebacker can be a game-changer. Ray Lewis has done it. Brian Urlacher has done it. Dansby can do it in the future but he didn't do it in 2010. Still, he was a significant upgrade as a free agent.

5. NT Paul Soliai: He was given an opportunity starting the second week of the season and he turned it into a $12 million franchise player payday. It was as if Soliai, at times immature, turned the corner. The question is whether the improvement was his reach for a contract that might fade once he gets paid, or a legitimate and lasting ripening of a fine player.

6. DE Randy Starks: The Dolphins need to keep Starks at one position because he plays quite well when he gets the opportunity to make a position his home. Late last season, Starks was again Miami's best defensive end after starting the year at nose tackle.

7. WR Davone Bess: Exceedingly hard worker. Reliable hands. Dependable route-runner. He is a very good possession receiver and every NFL team needs at least one of those. His receptions (79), yards (820) and TDs(5) were career highs.

8. SS Yeremiah Bell: Always excellent in run-support, he led the team in tackles again. Bell is consistent in that he's had more than 100 tackles each of the past three years. I don't understand why the Dolphins didn't blitz him more often because he's outstanding at that.

9.CB Vonate Davis: Most physical and potentially dominating cornerback on the team. He still has not made the climb from "being there" on contested balls to "winning" the battle for most of those balls. He's good now. Not excellent. Not great. Not very good. Good.

10. DE Kendall Langford: An end in the 3-4 defense is never going to be a big-playmaker if he's not named Suh. So Langford hasn't been a playmaker but has been solid and consistent. There is a step or two Langford could take to reach a level of excellence that would turn Miami's front into a dominant unit.

11. DE Phillip Merling: Merling asctually played relatively well when he returned from the non-football injury list last year. It suggests he has matured and could be ready to finally meet the potential that made him the No. 32 overall selection in 2008.

12. CB Sean Smith: He was humbled a year ago in losing his starting job to Jason Allen. Jason Allen! He didn't quit. He never gave up. He fought through adversity, although it was of his own making. He regained his job and played well. The difference between playing well and being a star? Smith drops every pass that hits his hands. He could have had eight or nine interceptions a year ago. Time to catch those, Sean.

13. WR Brian Hartline: He was open enough and effective enough to suggest he can continue to be a good deep-threat option. His stats -- 43 catches for 615 yards -- would have seemed nicer if quarterback Chad Henne had connected with him on the handful of times Hartline got open behind defenses.

14. ILB Channing Crowder: Solid. That's what he's always been when he's healthy. But excellent? Game-changing? Nope.

15. OLB Koa Misi: Starter who showed a great motor. He never gives up on a play. He is relentless. He needs to get stronger both in the upper and lower body. Once he truly becomes a technician at his craft, he has potential to be an eight- or nine-sack a year guy.

16. C Mike Pouncey: First round pick. Not exciting, but a safe pick. Why was it a safe pick? Because Pouncey is going to be a very good player. That's why. When he proves it, he'll rise on this list.

17. TE Anthony Fasano: He is unappreciated because he's not playing in a great passing offense, he's had some memorable drops in previous years, and doesn't like media attention too much. That doesn't mean he's a bad player. Fasano was second on the team with 13.5 yards per catch (among players with double-digit catches). He was fourth on the team in catches and yards. Great? No. Good? Yes.

18. RB Daniel Thomas: Second round pick better be Miami's top rusher in 2011 because, well, that's what he was picked for. He'll share the load with whatever free agent running back Miami lands. Obviously, this is a projection.

19. QB Chad Henne: Anytime a QB is not among the Top 10 best players on the team, that team is in trouble. Anytime a QB throws more interceptions than touchdowns and gets benched at least once in the season because the team isn't scoring enough, he cannot be ranked too highly and definitely not in the Top 10.

20. RB Ronnie Brown: Good man. Fearless every Sunday. But not the greatest instincts, and injuries seem to have sapped speed and explosion.

21. RB Ricky Williams: He had flashes but they are coming farther and farther apart now. He no longer has the amazing burst he once had, he no longer breaks tackles or avoids tackles in the second level.

22. G/C Richie Incognito: He was the team's best interior lineman. He was not the problem.

23. RT Vernon Carey: He has the ability to be the most frustrating player on the offensive line because he has the ability to be an A-player but has too often been a C-minus player. His best season came in 2008 when he was pushing for a new contract. He hasn't played at that level since.

24. FB Lousaka Polite: Good blocker. Good short-yardage runner. He might be replaced in 2011 if the Dolphins put their expected greater emphasis on the H-back postion over FB.

25. P Brandon Fields: He followed his best NFL season in 2009 with his second best NFL season in 2010 -- although the two blocks he suffered (not really his fault) look bad on his stat sheet. His 31 punts inside the 20 were a career high.

26. K Dan Carpenter: After connecting on 89 percent of his kicks in 2009, he dropped to a disappointing 73.2 percent in 2010 and had two kicks blocked. The end of Carpenter's season was a nightmare, as he booted only two of his seven final attempts. He did deliver 14 touchbacks on kickoffs, tying the number for the previous two years combined.

27 (tie). DE Tony McDaniel: There is thinking out there that McDaniel, a free agent in 2011, will go elsewhere because he will price himself out of the Dolphins market. That's is possible. But I would argue the Dolphins need to be very careful not to undervalue McDaniel because neither Odrick nor Merling are absolutes based on their histories. On a scale of 1-10, McDaniel is a solid 7. You don't want to lose those.

27 (tie). C Joe Berger: Berger was a pleasant surprise in that he was a solid C to B-minus center most of the year. He was the improbable starting center last year when the Jake Grove experiment proved a failure. And it would not be surprising if Berger is the starter early in training camp while Mike Pouncey gets acquainted. But that won't last barring an injury to Pouncey or others.

29. S Chris Clemons: Solid. Doesn't make mistakes. But neither does he really make any big plays. He had only one interception in 14 starts.

30. S Reshad Jones: He's a ball magnet and he will compete for a starting job with Chris Clemons in training camp. Truth is I expect him to win the job. He had one interception in two starts, which is the same as Clemons had in 14 starts. Until he wins the job, however, he finds himself just behind the starer.

31. G John Jerry: Last year it was about him being a rookie, and him being unable to get back from his early-season sickness, and his need for being stronger and his need for using better technique. This season it has to be about Jerry overcoming those issues and living up to his potential.

32. DE Jared Odrick: He was a starter the first week of the season and then was lost for the rest of the season. He has much to learn. He has much to improve upon. And he must stay healthy because durability is a category on which players are judged every bit as much as ability.

33. QB Chad Pennington: He was coach Tony Sparano's choice to lead the team in the crucial point of the season but although Pennington's spirit was willing, his flesh was weak. He sufferedanother shoulder injury on his first possession of the game he started. Having suffered another injury playing basketball this offseason, the Dolphins seem prepared to move on. If he's healthy, he's better than Henne.

34. CB Benny Sapp: He was on the team last year because Will Allen got hurt. He didn't disappoint but neither did his play impress. The Dolphins want to push Sapp to either make him better or find someone better.

35. ILB Tim Dobbins: Solid backup and that's a big deal because Crowder is injury prone and even Dansby got hurt at the end of last year. 

36. S Tyrone Culver: Solid role player in dime defense. Solid special teams tackler. He's .... solid.

37. CB Nolan Carroll: Ah, if only he'd caught that interception versus Cleveland. He could have been a hero. As it was, he was a rookie making mistakes and trying like crazy to compete. Carroll has great speed. Decent ball skills. Good work ethic. Let's see if those translate in Year 2.

38. LS John Denney: The only time one notices him is when he botches a snap. But he doesn't do that and that makes him valuable. Excellent at his craft.

39. QB Tyler Thigpen: Gutsy, willing to gamble, and strong-minded, he has the personality of a winner. But he's erratic and just as likely to throw two interceptions as two touchdowns in a game.

40. CB Will Allen: He's got to prove he can still contribute after missing two years because of injuries.

41. WR Marlon Moore: That 57-yard TD catch against Oakland was an eye-opener. But he had some troubling drops in the following couple of games and was basically iced against Buffalo before returning the final two games of the season. He had two catches for 43 yards in the season-finale so he finished on a high note. It is time to go higher.

41. WR Roberto Wallace: Big. Strong. A fine special teams player. Good hands. But still largely unproven. His special teams ability is the reason he played ahead of Moore most of the season.

42. WR Edmond "Clyde" Gates: Yeah, he doesn't like to be called Edmond. He likes Cylde. I'll call him Mr. Clyde if he lives up to his speed and blows the top off defenses likes he's supposed to. We'll see. This is obviously a projection.

43. S Jonathon Amaya: Great hitter on special teams. He might have been Miami's most effective special teams hitter late in the season.

44. RB Patrick Cobbs: His role on offense declined to practically zero last year. That showed .. 1. The coaching staff's hesitation to seek alternatives to underpeforming Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams and 2. Cobbs' inability to show himself worthy of a shot. Yes, he was the special teams captain. But Miami's special teams were terrible. Solid locker room presence. 

45. OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis: There was much buzz about Alama-Francis early in the season but injuries and circumstances prevented him from playing up to that buzz. He's a hard worker and a solid run-stopper.

46. TE Charles Clay: Hopefully this kid becomes a latter day Chris Cooley or Dallas Clark. No idea if he'll be even in the same conversation thus his low ranking.

47. DB Jimmy Wilson: A seventh-rounder who missed two years while in prison facing murder chargers, Wilson is obviously a gamble. He's also got the feels of a special teams contributor.

48. RB Lex Hilliard: Time to be more than a special teams player because the Dolphins are looking for viable running back options and he's not exactly the first name on anyone's lips among team insiders. With the team bringing in more special teams talent, 2011 could be a turning point year.

49. ILB A.J. Edds: The plan has not changed from a year ago in that he will be a passing situation substitution for Channing Crowder or Karlos Dansby if he has the abilities the team thought he did when he was drafted.

50. OLB Quentin Moses: Extremely under-rated. Mostly unknown. Can you believe he's been on the team since 2007? Says something for his latent ability which is little used. He did

51. Nate Garner: He was going to get a chance to compete to start at G when he got hurt and was lost for the year. Now the onus is on to prove he can recover and show some durability. 

52. OL Pat McQuistan: He started a handful of games. He should be a backup.

53. T Lydon Murtha: He is good stay active and take to the game as a backup. Is he good enough to displace someone on the starting unit? I doubt it, but I'd like to see him try. It can only make everyone better.

54. G Rey Feinga: His chances of winning a starting job are also dependent on the health of other players. Betting on someone to be hurt is a tough way to earn a living.

55. DT Frank Kearse: The Dolphins need a backup for Soliai not named Starks. Kearse has the opportunity to be that guy. Does he have the ability?

56. WR Julius Pruitt: He was active the regular-season finale but didn't catch a pass. He's been all about potential. It's time to be about production.

57. ILB Austin Spitler: The youngster got better at his special teams duties later in the season.

58. WR Patrick Carter: He's been in camp with Seattle, Tampa Bay, Denver, Baltimore, and was most recently on the Hartford Colonels. He's 26 now so this camp is probably his make-or-break NFL moment. Don't bet on make.

59. LB Mark Restelli: A free agent signee from the CFL. He's only 6-2 and 215 so he needs to get better. He's strictly a special teams guy if he makes the team at all.

60. T James Marten: The Dolphins are his fourth team in four years and he's still a project player.

61. QB Tom Brandstater: Late season signee and never really an option to play. Don't expect much different in 2011.

62. RB Kory Sheets: He had speed and potential before an Achilles' injury. No idea if he has either now.

63. CB Nate Ness: Cut in the preseason, then cut by Seattle when he was toasted during one game, he returned as insurance against injuries.

64. FB Deon Anderson: Dolphins have to learn that signing every Dallas Cowboys reject is not a good idea. Anderson was signed after the Cowboys dropped him and he promptly got hurt one week into his Dolphins career. He probably won't be on the team this year.

65. LB Mike Rivera: He's been jumping from practice squad to practice squad and was active only for the season-finale against New England. I simply do not know enough about him to give you an idea which direction he's going.

66. T Matt Kopa: Signed off the 49ers practice squad in November, he was mostly just insurance and was inactive the final seven games of the season.

67. DE Ryan Baker He's undersized. He's probably not the most naturally gifted player. But he works. He studies the game. He is a good guy in the community.

68. G Cory Procter: He was a backup most of the year before going on injured reserve in late November. He's likely played his final game with the Dolphins.

69 (tie). TE Dedrick Epps: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Mickey Shuler: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Jeron Mastrud: You kid. Project.

(Not rated) T Allen Barbre: He spent one week with the Dolphins last year, the final week of the season. I have no idea what he's about.

(Not rated) DT Chris Baker: Don't know enough about him.

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first?

clemons should be higher, he didn't get thrown to much and he was invisible often (like a good FS should be)

Both Crowder & Carey are way O-V-E-R--R-A-T-E-D!

Just ridiculous to put them that high. Channing Crowder is the epitome of a non-playmaker. He is the antithesis of "playmaker." The list of RB's who have blown up Crowder on a blitz are myriad. It's such a large number that the NFL doesn't have room on the rosters for that many running backs. The number of RB's who have destroyed Crowder on a blitz are beginning to rival PI.

Drop Channing about 20 spots and you'll be much closer to his true value.

Carey? Needs to drop about 5 spots +. He is overweight by at least 15 lbs. He is inconsistent - esp. on pass blocking.

I hope that they at least have the sense to wear
aqua and orange Warm-up Suits when they are picketing this fall...

It's the only way that the average fan will recognize them!
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Henne should be lower on the list.

Given the chance and better offensive game planning, Henne will move up your list.

Koa Misi? Koa Misi? that high? absolutely not!

I immediately agreed with jokyla, but I actually am starting to warm up to Misi being that high. Frankly, our outside linebackers and D-line were a source of great play all year. Misi played very well, at least as well as I remember Roth playing, and was valuable. I believe that Dansby is gearing up for a spectacular year and Channing is going to benefit from this. The front seven is the shining spot of this Dolphins team to me. Now, let's figure out a way to utilize Marshall like all those Denver highlights show, let's get a consistent O-line, and let's try and give Henne one final shot to prove he isn't hapless. Then when he blows it, let's find a player that will make the top 10 here.

There are so many things I disagree with on this ranking that I just as well write a blog about it.

Brandon Marshall showed us little last year. He dropped passes at important parts of a few games.
Davone Bess played a lot better. He doesn't get the press but he makes a lot of big plays and gets YAC.
Personality problems have nothing to do with pitch and catch. If BM has a problem with Henne then why should that relate on to the field? That is a dumb statement and makes little sense. (Oh we don't get along, so I will drop the pass or run the wrong route?) Give me a break. That is just a dumb statement.
How about the coaching and play calling sucked?
And where is the wheel for all of these cogs? Sparano had more effect on any of these games than any single one of these guys. There is the guy that should be rated about 40th on a 53 man roster.

Where is Jim Jensen?!

And Polite should be 5th.

Marshall is simply too slow to seperate from avg cb's better yet good ones. He has lost far too much speed to be effective. Once he catches the football he jukes himself and no longer produces y.a.c.

Henne will always be the same. Mechanical...no touch...can't read defenses...slow release...poor footwork.

Crowder...tackles too high...slow reading his cues and awful in coverage.

I understand Bell is a ss but you must be able to cover some..he can't cover any one and needs to be off the field on 3rd down.

I can't believe no one said anything about Brian Freakin Hartline being rated that high unbeleiveable! prediction dude might be cut this year, or relegated to 5th receiver if Gates catches on and Moore, and Wallace continue to develope. If Hartline is in your top 15 teen your team sucks. Crowder is much more important and about thirty other players then B. Hartline. Get a clue Armando....

That's too high for Marshall. We cannot continue to perpetuate the myth that Marshall had a down year in 2010. In Denver, he averaged 6.5 catches per game, 12 yards per catch. In 2010, he averaged 6.5 catches per game, 12 yards per catch. He is a possession receiver, plain and simple. And he is consistently among the league leaders in dropped passes. He is not a big play WR, never has been, and never will be. Perception is one thing, his actual stats show another.

That's too high for Merling, who has never won a starting job. It's also too high for Incognito, who was terrible in pass protection, as well as being inable to block on the move. And it's too high for Polite, who graded out as the second worst FB in the league last year, at profootballfocus.com

33. Chad Henne: "If he's healthy he's better than Henne". Absolutely right, however, he won't be healthy. So 33 is still to high (unfortunately). And better than Henne? Of course, even Hans Moleman of the Simpsons would be better than henne !

Hartline is fine...never understood the hostility there...Brown is FAR too low and all that disagree can suck one...Misi is def too high, Bell could be bumped up a couple spots...sean smith? Heck no...swap him and will allen, and benny sapp ahead of allen?

Uh...you forgot the waterboy! Lol!

I think Karlos Dansby had a betetr season then people are giving him credit for. He missed 3 games because of injury and played hurt the last half. In fact his stats aren't that off from Ray Lewis who didn't miss a game.

In fact their career paths to this date look very similar. Id even go as far and argue dansby would have done just as good playing for the ravens

Daniel Thomas @ 18?
The dude has not even taken ONE SNAP and you peg him at 18!
"Come on Man".

You could have pro-bowl players at every position and with fat Tony you could only hope for 7 and 9 at best.

A bunch of of over payed scrubs who need a bath and a shave

Roger Goodell and the rest of the Illuminati are willing to hold back workout bonus money and a couple of paychecks to these spoiled adult children playing a game and thinking they are something special

The New World Order thinks quite differently about these athletic slaves. They are all insignificant and can be replaced by younger, stronger and more cost effective human shells

have a HAARPy day :(

Our nation has lost its democracy and representational government of, by, and for the people. Too many of our rights and freedoms have already been taken from us. The government of our forefathers is long gone. The current U.S. government is a figurehead, masking the oligarchy rule of the supreme beings. They are the rulers of the present and the Kings of the future. They are the wealthy corporate conglomerates and elitist individuals who have already bought the legislators they need, who control the military and who continue to gain wealth and power beyond our wildest collective imaginations.

The omnipotent ones continue to gain strength via the very private Federal Reserve and other political, economic and social pathways around the world. They have infiltrated every facet of our government, industry and corporate regimes. During the past decade the American Middle Class has been decaying to a precious few, becoming an endangered species, while the gap between the astronomically wealthy and the destitute has significantly widened. That’s how THEY want it.

THEY want public education to falter and fail so that the poor will remain uneducated. THEY want to eliminate salaried jobs so that the unemployed will become enslaved and indebted to their masters. The banks and Wall Street have worked very hard to make that possible.

Soon, history will have completed its evolutionary revolution to where our nation and the World will have the era of the Kings and the Slaves and nothing in-between. The Kings direct and the poor obey. The poor live to serve the Kings, while the Kings live to become more wealthy and powerful. It is the way of The New World Order. It is the folly we permitted and the gift we hand-down to our grand children's children.

U were warned
U did nothing

More NWO severe weather as a weapon of mass destruction for the oblivious sheeple

have a HAARPy day :(

Home, Are you in the Matrix?

Yes, Indeed

tradeseansmith.com

Should I take the blue pill or the red one?

Jerry Jones is Shape Shifter, a Reptilian leader
U saw the photos Armando put up w Jerry the Reptilian w o makeup during last years Dallas Cowboys draft room

U were warned
U did nothing
Now U & your family will suffer the consequences

have a HAARPy day :(

Fist pump #26.....And NEVER say publicly you're going to be out of town.....

With Dan Carpenter @ #26 expect Fisty to bring in another kicker to compete for the most valuable position in Fat Tonys world.

Sparano is a rare, elite thinker, steps ahead of his peers. Most people don't see beyond his play dumb demeaner. He will revolutionize the game of football before he is done.

Dear Mr. Salguero

"I'm going on vacation and leave and won't be back until July."

Is this vacation and leave by your choice or mandated by the governing powers that be ?

Listen Mr. Salguero...your no longer a spring chicken and I'm about to save your job.

The first thing you need to do is get your hands on some Grecian formula...helps take the grey away.

Find yourself a cosmetic surgeon to get rid of all those wrickles and Lipo-suction would probly do you a world of good.

Corrective shoes should help with your clubbed feet..but I cant be sure...I'm no podiatrist.

On the work front this is what I would do

If I was you I would just take 1 weeks vacation and volunteer to work for free through the other weeks vacation and the manditory leave time.

I tell you all this Mr. Salguero because it very well may be in the near future my posts may start with...Dear Mr. Jeff Darlington.

He's younger and alot cheaper then you Mr. Salguero....I'm just sayin watch your back.

Dont think you cant be relaced....Oprah's now gone, Martha Stewart spent time in prison and has never truely recovered.

I will pray for your safe return.

Soiled :)

Henne should be last on the list. Ricky Williams still surpasses the dancing fool Ronnie Brown...but at least you got Jake Long correct.

What? You mean you weren't already on vacation?

henne shouldnt even make list

Soiled Bottom @10:20,

You forgot that Jeff "Mr. Metro sexual" Darlington goes the extra mile, he puts gel in his hair so as to always keep a funky look. He also always has on a sports coat which shows a healthy respect for his readers, Mando on the other hand wears those stupid polo shirts which have been played out since the mid 80`s.

Your assesment of keeping up with ones appearance is correct while Mando doesn`t seem to be overly bothered by it I can see your point. We may very well be saluting our new Dophins in Depth leader the Metro Sexual Darlington before it`s all said and done. I apologize for not being forthcoming with any feedback on the post but being that our fearless leader is going on another vacation and it`s mainly fluff I have nothing, wake me after there is a new CBA in place.

Polo Shirst have been played out since the MID 80's......

WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME......

EVEN THOUGH I LIKE WAKE I WOULD SWITCH HIM DANSBY-2 MARSHALL-3 THEN WAKE.

FLIP DAVIS AND BELL

CHAD SHOULD BE 10 ON THE LIST. MAYBE EVEN 8 OVER BELL AND SOLIAI.

MY ARGUMENT IS BELL CAN'T COVER A COW GRAZING AND EVEN THOUGH I WAS THE FIRST TO SAY PAUL WAS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR IT WAS ONLY 1 OUT OF 4.

MISI PLAYED ALMOST AS MANY GAMES AS HENNE AND DID NOTHING MOST OF THE SEASON. HE DID HAVE A GREAT 4TH QUARTER OF THE SEASON AND I HOPE IT TRANSLATE TO NEXT YEAR.

THOMAS AND POUNCEY DIDN'T PLAY A SNAP.

HALF OF HENNE's INTS WENT OFF FASANO's HANDS.

THEN YOU HAVE MERLING A BACK UP IN THERE OVER 8 STARTERS WOW.

YOU EVEN HAVE HIM HIGHER THAN THE GUY HE LOST HIS SPOT TO. LOL

MAYBE THAT'S WHY WE WENT 7-9

CROWDER WELL MY MOM ALWAYS SAID IF YOU DON'T HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO SAY.....

I WOULD EVEN DROP BESS. HE CATCHES EVERYTHING BUT HE DOESNt GET Y.A.C

Kris @11:23,

LOL!!!! Hey buddy unless your going to the beach those shirts are as played as a $10.00 hooker.

One of the things that struck me right away is that our roster is NOT that deep. The drop off from the top guys to the also-rans happens too quickly for my liking.

I would have Dansby ahead of Marshall. Dansby shows up every game....Marshall does not. I would probably have Incognito a little higher and I think you'll see Pouncey and Thomas move up a little next year, assuming they do what they are supposed to do.

I'm not sure I'd have Bell as high as you have him and definitely need to see more from Merling before he gets listed that high. Probably Carpenter and Fields would be higher too and that in itself is a sad statement.

CraigM,

Considering that this post is "FLUFF" I would have to say your assesment is fair and if we were going to get down right brutally honest then Carpenter woud need to be top 5 on that list considering he`s our most dangerous player inside the 20, sad indeed!!!!

GUYS..... MOST OF OUR TEAM ARE JUST CRAP,THE ONLY PLAYER I LIKE IS WAKE THEN ALL ARE THE SAME CRAP .


PS... DANSBY AND MARSHALL ARE 2 OVER PAID PLAYERS.

HARTLINE IS REAL PAD FOOTBALL PLAYER .

This team has only 6 REAL football players.

Jake Long
Karlos Dansby
Brandon Marshall
Vontae Davis
Davone Bess
Cameron Wake

Thats it. Some others may rise up but until they do we can't just fool ourselves saying we are one year away every year.

Armando...You have been on vacation since the draft.

Mando is taking a months leave to campaign to get "Queer eye for the straight guy" back on the air.....

Brooks Foster. Remember that name.

we still have too many players waiting to fulfil their potential

too many coaches waiting to fulfil their potential

Armando is still waiting to fulfil his potential

forget about it having to be next year, it just has to get better every year, if you measure that in wins (most important) we stayed the same , if u measure it in performance, def improved, off died

i still think we're going in the right direction, the player it all hangs on improving is henne , i think he and the offense will but it would help if they have a proper training camp

don't lose hope, keep the faith, plan for steady upgrade in results over 3 yrs

the roster has great potential!!!!

10-6/ 9-6 might miss the play-offs but i think we'll get these kind of numbers and if ross keeps the faith ireland is capable of growing this team, sparano sounds dumb and looks dumb but isnt dumb and is still learing the hc job just like henne, watch for less f-pump fg's

i'm ready for dinner

SYGO,

Q-------BESS...WHAT DID HE DO LAST 2 SEASONS ?

A------- 5 LOUSY TD'S.


DANSBY ?

A--------- 1-7 AT HOME WITH THE NOLAN FAKE DEFENSE .

WAKE ,LONG,DAVIS ALL ARE GREAT .

Armando

Saying there is nothing going on because of cba is nothing but a copout. Peter King has a fresh and full MMQ article every Monday, each of which has more content than any 10 of your blogs together.

Alco

I'll bet you wouldn't trade away Bess though.

Without being too critical, Armando's first and most obvious blunder is putting Bell at 8.

Langford and Merling should be slid down a few nothches.

Misi should be a bit higher. When you consider he was a rookie being switched to tough SOLB position, I think he was better than good. There's no reason or indication to think his game won't improve.

ODIN HOW MANY BEERS DID YOU HAVE FOR BREASKFAST TODAY?

DANSBY ?

A--------- 1-7 AT HOME WITH THE NOLAN FAKE DEFENSE .

WAKE ,LONG,DAVIS ALL ARE GREAT .

Posted by: ALoco | May 31, 2011 at 12:24 PM


Aloco, C'mon man!

Our defense was top 10 and will be better this year.

I think you can lay more of the 1-7 home record on our offense being 33rd out of 32 teams in scoring.

Nolan resemble your mean old step Dad or sumptin?

THEY ALL C AND D PLAYERS AVERAGE 650,000 A YEAR GUYS .


ODIN,

I LOOKED AT YOUR GROUP AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS STILL GOING STRONG, WHAT'S YOUR ROLE IN THE GROUP ?

@aloco

Bess had 5 TDs this last season. Who had more?
Bess keeps producing no matter who they bring in! He's not welker but he is the ideal slot receiver.
Also I think Vontae should be # 4. This kid is going to be a shut down corner this year!!

Oh and I hate how polite has been crapped on. The guy does everything we ask him to do!!

Aloco,

I woke up this morning with a Whiskey and a Beer

You know it's happenin, it's just the way it is here

We smoke a big fatty, we smoke until we choke

It ain't a problem, it ain't no joke

Nobody likes to do it ALONE

So come on ya'll, lets get STONED


We drink a little lunch and pick up our guitars

We drink until we sound like a bunch of Rock Stars

We smoke another fatty, we smoke until we choke

It ain't a problem, it ain't no joke

Nobody likes to do it ALONE

So come on ya'll, Lets get STONED

(Sung to a bluesy finger picking style accoustic guitar that I shamelessly ripped off from Hubert Sumlin)

Aloco, I also agree our D was overrated, and could not get off the field at key times last year.

But Dansby did show he was a stud.

ODIN,

I LOOKED AT YOUR GROUP AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS STILL GOING STRONG, WHAT'S YOUR ROLE IN THE GROUP ?

Posted by: ALoco | May 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM


What, are you trying to test me? I've told you this before.

I wasn't an original band memeber. I replaced someone that died very young.

THE EFFECT OF DRINKING ARE SHOWN ON ODIN WITH HIS COMMENT OF THE REASON FOR OUR RECORD AT HOME OF 1-7........


ODIN THE GRAT FOOTBALL MIND SAID ...IT'S OUR OFFENSE ??????

YOU BETTER GO BACK TO SMOKING TO THAT FATT ONE .

ODIN, WHAT'S YOUR ROLL IN THE GROUP ?

GUITAR PLAYER ?

Aloco,

I'm starting to worry I'm giving out a little too much information-LOL

I wasn't a Guitarist back then. Though I will say I played the most wickedest Funk Rock Bass you ever heard!

I did some percussions work to. When I would get too stoned to pull off my Bass Licks, one of the guitarists would take over for me.

Then they'd give me a drum or a bongo and tell me too BEAT IT!

ValHalla!!!!

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