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Koa Misi shows up! (Yeah, not so much on the field)

Koa Misi made a rare appearance in the Dolphins locker room on Monday. He showed his typically friendly disposition although it seemed he needed a haircut.

But I digress.

The point is Koa Misi was visible in the locker room. Now, he needs to show up with more frequency on game days.

The truth about the Dolphins 2010 second-round draft pick is that he has been something of an enigma this season. He wasn't exactly an impact player last year but this year he's been less productive than he was as a rookie.

Misi has 25 tackles through 11 games. He has one sack. He has one forced fumble.

That's it.

Last year Misi contibuted more. He averaged 2.56 tackles per game last year compared to 2.25 per game this year. He had 4.5 sacks in 16 games compared to his one sack this year.

He had two forced fumbles, two passes defensed and three tackles for loss. This year, no passes defensed. This year, he has three tackles for loss.

Not what I would call significant improvement. Not what I would call improvement at all, actually.

Now, if you talk to coaches, they'll tell you about things Misi is doing better technically. They'll tell you he's often in better position and is setting the edge better and on and on. But ask why his bottom line numbers aren't thus better and you get silence.

And, without apologies, production is more important than technique.

Misi came to the Dolphins as a try-hard defensive end who needed to make the transition to stand-up 3-4 OLB. He gave hope last year that he could make the transition.

This year? Not quite as much.

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Et tu, Brute?

Second

Somehow Misi's stats or anyone else's for that matter are hard to find interesting at this point.

No drama left for a late season run. No drama left for a coaching change mid season. I don't really care who we beat or don't beat at this point. This season is a done deal.

Don't see anything that could be of much interest coming until the new coach is chosen.

I'm going to pass on commenting on which coach I want, what are draft position will be, who should be the QB we pick, and any mock draft. All that will likely be 90% of the blog from here on out.

I'll be stopping by, just much less often until something of more interest comes up.

We should have drafted that TE that plays for the Saints...What school did he play for?..Must have been to far to send a scout...Ireland must go!!

We won't improve unless we get a GM who knows what he is doing. Knows how to work with scouts and is able to make his own assessments based on team need and guaranteed good palyer selection.

Why is this a surprise? Can anyone name ONE player(other than Jake Long) who this regime drafted that is pro bowl caliber?

Why jump on Misi when the whole defense played like crap the first 7 games of the year. If your teamates don't do what they should no one looks good.

PETER KING SAID.......... (( DOLPHINS HAVE GOOD BASE OF TALENT ))...................


AFTER 15 YEARS IN THE CELLAR AND 3-8 ,WESTILL WRITING POSTS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT FOOTBALL////////////////////

MISI............WITH///4-21 RECORD IN THE LAST 25 GAMES..............

MISI
ODRICK
D.THOMAS
////////////////////// THEY ALL BACALA........

Great coach. Great players.
3-8.

It "might" just might have something to do with the fact that last year Jason Taylor didn't play on passing downs. But if you pointed that out, you would have nothing to write about

We could be 8-3 if this and that and this and that. We are just a few players away.

come on mondo,
the first 7 games no one on def. showed up in any force,so why would you think any miami player would have some great stats.

the last 5 or6 games will tell the story,your comparing stats of a season,to stats of 10 or 11 games.

Rob @ 7:07am brings up a terrific point. We SHOULD have drafted Jimmy Graham (out of Miami). Let's go back and see who we got in that round that year...John Jerry. Not even a starter. Probably won't be on the team come next year. Let's see who else BESIDES Graham was available in that round:

FS - Major Wright (having a helluva year in Chicago)

LB - Navarro Bowman (part of the best ILB tandem in the league in SF)

TE - Tony Moeaki (gifted TE who had a great season last year)

If this doesn't illustrate PERFECTLY for everyone why we're one of the worst teams in the league, nothing will.

If this doesn't illustrate why our GM is NOT up to the job, then you just don't get it.

Passing on REAL talent, PLAYMAKER talent, to try and find some run-of-the-mill lineman is USELESS to a football team. It does NOTHING to turn a mediocre team into a competitor.

NEXT!

What was it Ireland /Sparano said last year after they drafted him? 'Great motor' or words to that effect. Great motor? That all you got?

I had a feeling then Misi would turn out to be just another guy and sure enough....

But that's been the story of this regimes talent evaluation/acquistion from day 1.

In 4 years, we ended up with some good players. But the fact is in that length of time, we should be a lot better off talent wise.

We could be 8-3 if this and that and this and that. We are just a few players away.

Posted by: Dunce Head | November 29, 2011 at 08:17 AM

Post of the Millenium!

Del Rio out in Jacksonville. Sign him. He has experience.

Cocoajoe, Misi showed nothing at Utah to merit his draft standing, you're right. I would even have been happier if they drafted that bust Jerry Hughes. At least he was good at tcu and illustrated why he should've been drafted that high.

And DC, I was looking at that 3rd pick myself. So many excellent players playing money positions that were passed over for a guard. Same old story with this regime. Yes we have talent, we have very good players. Problem is too many of then play positions of little impact in today's game. I remember when the dolphins announced their 3rd pick and I received a text from my 20 year old nephew asking how they can draft john Jerry when Graham and Hernandez were still on the board and we had a huge need there? I had no answer for him. A 20 year old kid knew better than our million dollar GM and coach did at the time. That speaks volumes.

Pouncey, incognito, dansby, Burnett, Soliai, starks, odrick, Langford, all very good players. But none will put you over the top.

We already have our del Rio in sparano. No thanks.

But Del Rio speaks English, not ghetto eye-taliano.

The Fins will have the opportunity to bring in Cowher or Fisher. The lock out affected the Fins more because they went too young too fast. They do have a very good young base of talent and the prospective HCs know this. The Colts and Vikes don't have this and are going down hill fast. The others have a lot more holes than the Fins.

Another second round pick who's average at best. Another reason to fire Ireland. How about Serena? Another second round pick who's a major failure. Out of 66CB's in the NFL, Sean Smith is ranked 63rd. Not good. Misi and Smith are NOT playing like second rounders. Bad drafting. Hopefully D.Thomas can change that.

Montreal, funny but out of the 3, I like smith the best. At least he's shown something during his time here. When he's got his head on straight he can cover. Misi has never showed anything at any time college or pro. Thomas, meh, huge overspend. If a back doesn't have a chance to be elite, no point paying that kind of price. Could've got a vet minimum signing to do the same thing and drafted an impact player like torrey Smith, or god forbid a qb like mallet.

Mark, Willis McGahee was available. Torrey Smith on one side and Marshall on the other would of been awesome. Ozzie Newsome did it again. He's one of the best in the business if not the best. Man it would be nice to have a GM like that.

Why in the world would the Dolphins be interested in Jack Del Rio??

Sproles was available.

Yes it sure would. Imagine a GM that realizes the value of the plamaker positions. A first round, olb, qb, offensive tackles, free safety, top end skill wide receivers, skilled tight ends, what a concept.

I've trumpeted for da Costa from the ravens organization as a GM. Guess it depends on who they get to coach.

Attention blog: I am now giving Mark from Toronto permission to speak for me. We pretty much think exactly alike, therefore, instead of both of us re-hashing each other's thoughts, I figure I might as well just allow him to speak for the both of us.

Oh, and his 20yr old nephew is smarter than the guy going to the HOF this year (Parcells). So, go make heads or tails of that.

Parcells > DC Diarrhea

And sure, Baltimore does take 3 4 ends and inside linebackers in the first round too but when they do, they normally turn out ti be special players like ray Lewis and haloti ngata. Not just ordinary players.

Didn't say he was smarter, said he could recognize how a skilled tight end, who turned out to be one of the best of the game in his rookie year, and provided not one but 2 of them who would provide more contribution from a 3rd pick than jelly donut has.

Fukkin fake trolls having to post under someone else's name. Fukking wuss. Your mother should've had an abortion.

Sounds like a repeat of what I had stated earlier this year before the draft.
I was all for Miami drafting a pass rusher because Misi couldn't get the job done and a cornerback to, hopefully, get rid of Smith.
That was met with a big "NO! Are you crazy?"
It is extremely evident that this team needs a pass rusher opposite Cam Wake and a cornerback who can cover and tackle opposite Davis.
Misi is not the answer at outside linebacker and Jason Taylor is not putting up the numbers he did when he was younger.
It is time to put in a "dynamic" young player who can make things happen.
Hopefully the regime will figure that out come April and make it happen.

Quarterback first, followed by the pass rusher. If they can pull that off they have about 2/5 of the equation solved.

NFL.com reporting Jack Delrio fired. A shame miami dont have the balls to do that.

Well, you would think that opens the door for Ross to do the same and not have everyone get on his case for doing it.

Does the coaching staff think Misi seems to need a haircut? Has anybody asked?

Misi said he won't cut his hair until he gets 2 sacks.

Immersed in a great sea of sh-t up to their lower lip, one guy said to the other, don't make waves!

Koa Misi is a stiff player, not explosive, doesn't run fast, doesn't stand out. He has a "high motor" whoopty dooo don't you save though guys for a 5th round pick.

Again we see Jimmy Graham tearing it up in NO, Gradowski catching everything thrown his way. But we have Koa Misi the guy who makes the least impact on defense. Or maybe Sean Smith?


firejeffirelad.com

Del Rio fired, an owner who makes a decisive move, every morning for the last year I wake up hoping to see the same about Sparano, cmon Mr Ross, don't make us wait till January!!!!

lol Mark, you misread the post. It's me, the real DC (not a troll). I'm saying your nephew was smarter than Parcells (in that instant, and probably many others). Time and the game has passed Parcells by. He's made a NUMBER of poor decisions during his tenure here (Pat White being #1 among them). That TE pick that year was a MUST. We ALL said that was a position of need, but they go get ANOTHER lineman? Who ended up being a bust. Total horsecr*p!

And I meant it about you speaking for me. I'm 100% behind what you're saying.

But, I understand your anger. This blog has become a war zone. I was on last night during the game, and didn't even comment because the trolls were out in full strength. You expect every post to be incendiary. It's the Herald's fault, they're not monitoring the blog the way they should.

MISI ,I BELIEVE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL ,BUT WHEN HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT WHEN HE WILL CUT HIS HAIR ,IT MEANS WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS TO DO THAT .................. THE LOWEST IQ AMONG PLAYERS IN THE NFL ARE THE MIAMI PLAYERS WHO GET DRAFTED BASED ON HOW MUCH MONEY THEY WILL BE MAKING......................


THANKS TO THE GARAGE MANAGER ..............

Armando, I think the miami herald and/or you owe to the lectors a explanation of why the blog was close for a week.
in other order, who pay to Peter king to speak good things about Sparano, because he never mention Miami in his MMQB

I dont get the first sentence Armando has, isn't Misi on the team, how did he make a rare appreance in the locker room?

You can't spell "Missing" without "Misi".

Misi reminds me of a guy named Kumerow.

when odrick will be gone and TAKES HIS 7.6 MILLION GUARANTEED ?

WHEN TS WILL BE GONE AND TAKES HIS 6 MILLION GUARANTEED MONEY ?????????

IN THE NFL YOU CAN'T FIRE THE HC WITHOUT FIRING THE MANAGER OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND.................

KNOWING THAT THEY BOTH WILL BE GONE TOGETHER ............................

DC, I apologize. I thought it was your stalker out in full force again. You're my bro and I would never speak to you like that. Can we just chalk it up to a case of electronic misinterpretation? Again, sorry man.

MARK, THAT WAS NOT NICE TO TALK TO DC LIKE THAT ?


NO BODY TALKS TO DC LIKE THAT ............

Mark, no need to apologize, I know you didn't think it was me. Like I said, the trolls are trying to take the blog over. I see lots of posters who used to come here all the time not even post a lot anymore.

It's really the community that suffers. There's a lot of good information to be gotten from many here, unfortunately the few are messing it up for the rest of us.

But it's all love, peace and hairgrease between you and me (and ALoco).

Pat White, Koa Missing, Shane Murphey, John Jerry, the list goes on and on.

ALoco, you are right, I should not talk to DC like that. Mea culpa.

Interesting tidbit I came across. Apparently the Miami dolphins will not release sage rosenfels from injured reserve as requested by the Houston Texans. Haha, a little bit of bitterness from the dolphins to the team they can't beat?

MARK ,

IN THE GODFATHER MOVIE ...............


FRADO SAID TO HIS BROTHER ,(( MIKE,NO BODY TALKS TO MO GREEN LIKE THAT))


MIKE,THEN ANSWERED ,(( FRADO,YOU MY BROTHER AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH ,BUT NEVER TAKE A SIDE AGAINST THE FAMILY AGAIN ,EVER )).............

Misi was a 2nd round pick does this team make any good 2nd round picks? No impact or playmakers have been drafted by this regime that should tell everyone all we need to know another losing season.

Nice reference ALoco. My favourite movie of all time. And yes, mike was right. Never take a public stance against the family. In this forum I air all my grievances against the dolphins. But I will defend their honour when being slagged by fans of other teams, always!

MARK,


IRELAND COULD BE THE FAMILY LAWYER.

TONY COULD BE THE PIZZA MAN WHO BETRAYED MIKE IN SICILY WHEN HIS WIFE WAS KILLED.


Move him back to DE and get an OLB? Otherwise that position goes behind QB, right side OL, and FS as prime needs. Then it can go alongside TE as positions of need but can survive at if another, better player is available at a different position.

...Sweet Godfather part 2 quotes..I guess there isn't much to say after reading that post. I've got nothing.

In a 3-4 defense Misi is too small to play the DE position. If they played a 4-3 he could play the position like he did in college.
Nevertheless, Misi was a late 1st to 3rd rd projection in the draft. That's quite a broad area to project a player.
His play to-date suggests the 3rd rd would have given Miami better value but I believe the quote from Sparano was "we didn't want to take a chance he would be gone" or something like that.

I didn't read all the comments, but Armando, have you taken into account that Misi is playing about %50 of the snaps this year? He's about even with Jason Taylor. Maybe that's why his production is down. We do need another pass rusher opposite Wake, but I think Misi HAS improved. He's just not a stud OLB. Take it easy. I think we have bigger worries than Misi. My 2 cents.

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