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'Pouncey will be a center, and a good one'

The criticisms I hear most often of the Dolphins first round choice of Mike Pouncey is two-fold:

The first criticism is Pouncey is a guard -- just a guard. The second one is that Pouncey, when given the chance to play center, was terrible with the shotgun snap.

Let me make something perfectly clear. The Dolphins picked Pouncey to be a center. If he turns out to be a guard, he will have failed in meeting the expectations the Dolphins had for him. And the Dolphins will have failed in their vision for Pouncey because guards at No. 15 better be Pro Bowl types rather than merely starters.

Let me make something else clear. After speaking to two scouts and a coaching source on the college level, I was convinced by them that Pouncey is a center and will be a good one. Moreover, I was told not to fret too much over the shotgun snap problem Pouncey had early in the 2010 season.

"It was his first season starting at center, they probably didn't work on it live in practice as much as they should have, and once they identified it as a problem, it took him just a couple of weeks to resolve it," the college source told me. "Pouncey will be a center, and a good one. Don't get caught up in the comparisons with his brother. He'll be good in his own right."

So next time you hear someone say the Dolphins wasted their first round pick or didn't get value because Pouncey is not a center, do not remain silent. He is a center until further notice. And if someone says the shotgun snaps in college is a concern, you know the facts. He struggled early but addressed the issue.

By the way, it was interesting to me that the ESPN Sports Science video below (I love this series) has Pouncey at center. And he's snapping shotgun. And he snaps correctly 30 of 30 times.

There's something else that caught my eye in the video. Pouncey was put under some duress. And he seemed to like it. "I definitely best under pressure," he said, "and I love being under pressure."

Cool!

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Dear Mr. Priya Rajasthanpoor

The best use of clarified butter is on a fat girl...it helps reduce friction and chaffing

Take it from experience


Soiled :)

Does the lockout mean that we won't be getting our annual compliment of Dallas Cowboys rejects?

Great "Q" by $0.02.., Centy, i would guess at least 2 or 3 Cowboy rejects will be on the fins this season(If there is a season..)

@ Soiled Bottom,

I gotta tell you your posts hands down always get a laugh outta me. I thought your Forrest Gump analogies with Sparano this morning were hilarious. I did however after thinking it thru thought you may have sold Forrest short on that one. I mean the man owned the Bubba Gump Shrimp factory and in all fairness Capt. Dan worked for him.

Hell the more I think about it the more I come to understand that Forrest might have been able to buy the team back in 08 and you know he`d have 86`d Sparano with something coy and clever like "Stupid is as stupid does"

$0.02......

Quick and to the point....and funny......

Dallas reject post never get old.....

However....getting Dallas rejects year after year is old......

Pouncey snaps to Pennington, who tosses a short one in the flat to Thomas out of the backfield and SCORE!

f4l -

Churning the O-line roster is as churning the O-line roster does!

Scoop,

Daboll being Canadian born is definitely a positive in life anyway...:)

Armando....

i'm trying to buy into this Pouncey pick...I really am.....

but when you write things like this.....

"Let me make something perfectly clear. The Dolphins picked Pouncey to be a center. If he turns out to be a guard, he will have failed in meeting the expectations the Dolphins had for him. And the Dolphins will have failed in their vision for Pouncey because guards at No. 15 better be Pro Bowl types rather than merely starters".
By Armando

C'mon man.....i don't want to think about drafting a player because he has versatility......I don't want to think about D. Thomas throwing from the WC....I want to see him running hard nose TDs......

I want football players...not role players......


Kris,

I don`t know how many Dallas rejects we sign but don`t forget DT. Demarcus Spears is a FA and M.Barber probably gets the axe as the odd man out now that they drafted D.Murray, so all kidding aside it`s my suspicion we see one down here when they settle the CBA.

Dear Mr. Fin4life

Thanx for your kind words :)

I love my Dolphins, but I love a good laugh even more.

I didnt even think about the "Stupid is as stupid does" line...lots of comic material there.

Soiled :)

Can we get SEALs Team 6 to help us with the Patriots and Jets?
I do not advocate any harm just make Rexy and Bellicheat kinda not available to coach.
A relocation program if you will.

Armando....just 1 side note....

Nobody give a DAM what Sports Science has to say.....

If they are to be believed then.....

guarding Derick Rose's cross-over would mean broken ankles (literally)

Mark Ingram has the force to run thu a Mack Truck comming at him @ 45 MPH....which means he should never be tackled...EVER....

and now Pouncey destoys EVERYTHING he hits....like IVAN DRAGO......

please....

Fin4Life...

Those names are solid....however the ones we get are usually 2nd and 3rd stingers.....who shoudn't be playing football to begin with....Our Dallas rejects have names like Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Fasano, and Corey Procter to name a few......

got one retraction to make....M. Barber IMO is washed up....and damaged goods.....I wanted him 2 years ago when he was losing his job to Jones...but now.....NOT SO MUCH.....

Dear Mr. Salguero

Regarding the Sports science video of Mike Pouncey.

TV editing is a wonderful thing...what we don't see in the video is when the tackling dummy beat Mike Pouncey several snaps in a row and was able to get in the back field.

Soiled :)

My problem isn't so much with the Pouncey pic. It is their insistence to use him as a center instead of a pulling guard.

Don't they remember they had Jake Long pulling last year because nobody else could do it?

Being a canadian is positive in what universe???

Soiled Bottom,

Your more than welcome Sir, I look foward to your very amusing and funny posts, by the way will begin to refer to Mando as Mr. Salgucho!

cocoajoe, good point. we are in alot of trouble with the failures of this FO,most recent in this draft. please read dave hyde's column draft winds today. our FO bungled most of their picks. pouncey was a reach and thomas was a double reach. this regime has to go!

No need to worry about any of this. I will be shocked if there is ANY Pro Football this year

Kris,

I believe we`ve run thru just about every project in the Trifecta`s Dallas era. There is no disputing your claim but it`s been 3 years and if memory serves 11 Dallas rejects that were either projects or trade bait for our brilliant FO, by the way do you remember how Rex wanted to trade a 2nd. rd. pick for Miles Austin in 09 and everybody thought he was nuts ? I wonder how much of that was all the advice he was getting from Parcells ?

we desperately need to clean house from the top down. my beloved fins are run by idiots!

FIN4LIFE,


NOTICE WE R A GOOD TEAM DURING THE TUNA ERA , CAN YOU TELL THE TRUTH AND NO THING BUT ?

I saw DyingBreed at the live blog today at the SS .

Was he hanging out with NJ?

Aloco,

Was Carlito there?

DB...at least Switzer won in college, in fact won BIG, which is a heckava lot more than you can say about Sparano.
Oh yes, incompetent or not, The 'boys DID win it with Barry. There is NO way with our talent pool even a WELL coached team will win more than 9 games.
I see 7-9, but with a slightly better home record.

ODIN,

I WAS THERE FOR 12 MINUTES,I DIDN'T SEE CARLITO

It's OT, but does it seem the Fins always get these early byes?
Seems like it was pretty early last year as well.


FIN4LIFE,


NOTICE WE R A GOOD TEAM DURING THE TUNA ERA , CAN YOU TELL THE TRUTH AND NO THING BUT ?

ALoco | May 09, 2011 at 05:39 PM

Aloco please clarify what you mean exactly ? A good team in the Parcells era, really ? You mean after bouncing back from a 1-15 season, that could easily have been 0-16 if not for Camarillo. I understand you took a bit of a beating from odin earlier and may be upset but that has to be on it`s face the most rediculously stupid comment I`ve read in some time.

If not for the fact we played the AFC/NFC West in 08 it would have been at best another 7-9 season. The only team of note was Arz. and they absolutly knocked our butts in the dirt and by the way it could have easily been 8-8 that year if not for some lucky calls and bounces. In Den. we get lucky on the call that wiped a B.Marsh 86 yd. td away, if not for the call that game swings in there favor. It was all we could do to beat purple drank and the Raiders at home. Nail bitters all the way thru with alot of lucky bounces, if anything we have been great at being extremely mediocre.

IMA, Last time the fins had a late Bye week the 86ed Dave(No testicuar fortitude)Wannstedt, The NFL does not want the fins to do the same to Fisty, Thus keeping the fins 7 and 9 for seasons to come.......

Greg, I'll check it out now.

FIN4LIFE....

1- LET ME TELL YOU ONE THING,,,, I GO AT ODIN THAT WAY SO HE CAN COME BACK AT ME THEN I CAN ENJOY HIS CREATIVE POSTS .....

2-AT LEAST TUNA GOT US TO 11-5 ..THEN HE LEFT THAT YEAR WE WERE 1-7 AT HOME .........


3- I CAL YOU THE IF GUY FOR USING THAT WORD ABOUT 4 TIMES IN EVERY POST .

I CALL YOU THE IF GUY

Hey Kobe, tell us what a broom tastes like!

GO HEAT!

I SEA THAT FEN$LIFE IS RUNNING FOR CEO OF THE GANG OF DEFEET,FIN YOU HAVE ME VOTE,TELL US WHAT YUO EAT FOR DINER TONITE?

Yes I saw that video sports science too...I think his snaps will be fine.

F4L, Welcome to G.O.D(Also known as the "Gang of defeat")(Or as Lil Aloco would post"GANG OF DEFEET") Lol , Again welcome......

PFT has a blurb on the Dolphins and the Wildcat.

Aloco,

Let me simplify for your small mind a thing or two, when I use the word "if" it`s usually in terms of scenario`s I`d like to see certain players used in, please see a doctor there is medicine that could help you with that ADD, your obvious deslexia not withstanding. I have no time for dwelling on the "what if`s" because then quite frankly I`d loose my mind with the amount of things I would change about life in General to make the world a better place for my children, believe you me Football is absolutely the least of those priorities.

You spend alot of time on this post with your broad stroke generalizations trying to paint everybody with the same brush, with your "gang of defeets". See what I mean about the dislexia! The only gang or set I claim is the one under a U.S. Flag and am in it to win it believe that grease monkey, now go in the kitchen and fix up some grits or whatever it is you feed your own and keep the hell out of my business or haven`t you noted that it`s been ages since I`ve posted anything at you, which by the way is totally by design.

FIN4LIFE,

I DID TO YOU WHAT I DID TO ODIN...... I WAS TRYING TO BISS YOU OFF AND IT WORKED...I DIDN'T MEAN ANY WORD I SAID EARLIER ....


FIN4LIFE IS MY HERO.

FAKE ALOCO AT 6:34,THAT WASNT ME FIN4LIFE,I NEVER INSULT POEPLE LIKE THAT.BUT WHST"IF" WE CALL IT A DREW.

Here is the link to the article greg z (thanks greg) referred to. It is a not so favorable review of our 2011 draft.

scroll down to 'draft winds' at this link:

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/

Good evening everyone,


Cheers,

I WONDER WERE THE UNEMPLOYED DB IS,HE"S ON HERE 24/7, I GUESS HE DRANK TO MUCH AFTER FARMING AND IS NOW SLEEPING.

NIGHTRIDER,WHAT DID YUO HAVE FOR DINER TONIGHT?

Here is a link in the bleacher report about QB prospects in FA diff. from any other and I found interesting and thought you all might as well.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/694332-5-quarterbacks-the-miami-dolphins-should-look-at-during-free-agency

i just saw dying breed drinking with the winos at the city park giggling and whistling at fat girls.

THE DLOPHINS SHOULD HAVE DREFTED THE GRAET JACORY HARIS FRON MIAMI.

Aloco,

Fried Shrimp and Wine, and YOU.

Cheers,

I HAD LAMB SHANKS WITH APPLE SAUCE.IT WAS COOKD IN EVO(ETRA VERGIN OLIVE OIL)

i had some cold wet fries from the trash with some ketchup.

Mr. Aloco, may I please hear more about your experiences with Clarified Butter?

And may I respectfully request you use the proper term of "ghee" in describing it?

Thank you in advance and may the blessings of Krishna be upon you.

The more I think about the FA options at QB, the less I see the logic for it. The younger ones are just not clearly enough better than Henne to invest in, the older vets just don't have much left.

For the life of me I just can't buy into this 'someone to push or tutor Henne' philosphy thrown around. Didn't Pennington do that? Didn't benching him twice push him? No top QB ever needed someone to push him. Some will say Rivers pushed Brees, but I just think Brees needed a few years to come into his own, and besides that is just one example. Name a top QB of the last 20 years that needed someone to push them. You got it in you or you don't, PERIOD.

Rather than invest a dime in any of these FA QB's, I say run with what we have in 2011, and if Henne has not proven to be the long term answer, use all resources to take a top QB in the next draft, but don't waste any time or money on a 1 our 2 year stop gap QB.

PRIYA PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE LOOKING FOR JACK OFF BUDDY.

Heat getting into it Lebron and Wade are making a push

CELTICS WINS TONIGHT ...............

cm aka mall cop
your jokes and one liners are lame and old give it up already.We all know the closet jet fan in wants out.Your jealousy will be the end of you.

cm aka mall cop the menace is a waste of the human race .

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