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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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Mike.....

Koa may be having a down year.....but there is no need for that kind of talk......

Thats below the belt man.....show Koa a little respect.....

Me....

I guess we'll never really know.....

But this much you can take to the bank.....

it doesn't bother me one way or the other.....

It's plain stupid to give a draftee more than one season to prove he is a perennial pro bowler. Let those other teams take time to develop players.

by me....of course i mean kris....

it doesn't bother kris one way or the other.....

i'm in the 3rd person.....kris could get use to that....

ROB CHUDZINSKI as our new head coach. Coached at the U, alumni, great success running the offense at San Diego (#1 at the time), TEs guru (developed Winslow II, Shockey, Franks, Gates) which could also help solving schemes vs TE loaded Pats, and the cherry on top has done a magnificent job with Cam Newton in Carolina. This latter point is even more important if we are to draft RG3. Similar to Newton (inexperienced under C, spread offense but athletic, etc) he can develop the kid into a force of nature.
The last piece of the puzzle in the offense would be DESEAN JACKSON who will not be coming back next year but would love to play with a kid similar to Vick and for a team that can have some serious swagger. The Phins attack would feature get this: RG3, Bush, Thomas, Long, Pouncey, The Beast, Jackson, Bess, Hartline, Clay. WOW!!! Still missing a decent TE and OL but both could be addressed via draft (esp OL in a very deep class in 2012) and TE via signing Olsen (former Cane and currently playing under Chudzinski) who has expressed his desired to return to the Miami area. The defense should be kept with Nolan at the helm and adding depth in the secondary. This could be a very special team.
Here is an interesting analysis of why RG3 may be the better prospect over Barkley:
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Robert-Griffin-III-vs-Matt-Barkley.html

kris, by no means me wants to offend you. Just looking to get in an aruguement for some fun, But me who posted was not me. Sometimes it's hard to figure me out. Feel me. Im just me

I would love to add Jackson with B Marsh but he's a little bit of a headcase, and he also wants to get paid like top 5 WR money.

Me....

To be honest i figured the last homosexual post wasn't you...but rather another troll looking to keep the controversy going.....

Thats why I went back to football talk.....nothing frustrates theses guys more.....they get a rise....out of getting a rise....

I try very hard to try and learn writing styles...and certain words or phases that might give someone away....

The last tasteless post didn't seem like the first few.....

So were good.....and i've been around here to long.....I don't think I can be offended any more....Nothing shocks me on this blog....

I have come to expect the unexpected.....

I'm not "Rob in OC....or Darryl Dunphy" cool yet.....

but i'm working to get on their level.....

Tiger Sam....

Thanks for the link.....it was a good read....

The one thing the author omitted was RGIII smarts...he can not be put in the "athletic QB" box.....

His smarts warrant mention in every article...and is very relevant when talking about an NFL QB......

Barkley may be equally as smart.....and if so.....that deserves mention to.....but I haven't heard as much about it......

Odin would like DeSean TOO!

But Odin thinks it ties up to much MONEY at WR.

Odin DON'T like tying MONEY up.

Odin LIKES spreading MONEY around.


Odin in the 3rd person?

PRICELESS!!!!

Kris told you Odin....

Yeah Kris, but Odin ALWAYS gets the last laugh!

Odins says: Ha Ha!!

On a SERIOUS NOTE:

Odin wants too try this 3rd person stuff while TOTALLY ripped!

Odin LIKES ripped!

The Way I See It:

kris and the Justice League of America - 1
TROLLS - ZEEEEERRRRROOOOOO

Take that trolls! There's a new sheriff in town!

The Colts should be fined for the way that have conducted themselves since learning Manning would be out for the season....

They have done nothing to even remotely attempt to improve themselves....and everything to make themselves worse.....

Garrard.....sitting out ( he has recently had back surgery be cause of lack of interest).....why isn't he the QB of the Colts...

No....they have decided that Dan Orlosvky is a much better starter.....never heard of Orlovsky???me neither....but the fact that he had a hand in the Lions 0-16 season should tell you everything you need to know about HIM.....and the Colts motives....

Instead of taking money out of DB and FS pockets for what should be LEGAL.....hard hits....he should be looking into taking draft picks from teams that tank the season......especially as blatant as this.....

This is NOT the equivalent of resting your players for the play-offs.....this is out right FRAUD and COLLUSION purpertrated against the NFL BRASS....the other 31 teams.....and most importantly....the FANS......

The Colts are gonna bench Curtis Painter......because he suck?????possibly....

but more likely they don't want him to accidentally figure out how to play the QB position.....that could lead to a win....can't have that....

So the Colts with nothing to lose....and a Back-up QB with everything to gain (in terms of experience for next year)....will bench Painter....and prepare the team and fans for final approach....as the descent gets steeper.....one can look out the window and see their final destination.....

......Andrew Luck

Peyton Manning may be out for the season.....did the Colts even make an attempt for VY.....Carson Palmer.....shoot....Brett Favre.....

and the Commish loves it...because soon....one of his darling franchises will be back on the way to the top.....

Or so they think.....Luck will have to earn it....like everyone before him...

MISI PRETTY MUCH SUCKS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE PLAYERS WE PASSED ON TO DRAFT HIM IS A GOOD REASON WHY IRELAND SHOULD GO, I DO LIKE CLAY AND THOMAS BUT THE IDEA IN EVERY DRAFT SHOULD BE TO GET IMPACT PLAYERS NOT OKAY OR LESS THEN OKAY PLAYERS LIKE MISI!!!

Wow, so many now saying we should have taken Jimmy Graham 3rd rd instead of Jerry. Hmm... the way I remember it, many here were saying Gr4aham was a huge project, including Armando.

I really cant believe Armando, I posted to him should we take Graham, and he personally replied to me Graham was a huge project and we shouldnt take him.

NOW ARMANDO'S ACTING IF HE WAS ON THE JIMMY GRAHAM WAGON ALL ALONG. WHAT A HYPOCRIT!

Odinseye,
Agree with your post on Burnett earlier today. I wish the coaching staff had figured it out about 10 games earlier.

all this talk bout numbers. numbers dont mean anything without wins. maybe thats why our team sucks. tony instilled this thought of positive plays over negative plays and writers like you talk about production when you probably didnt even play hs ball. you can have a great player do his job and not have numbers. maybe our olb should contain more often, maybe our ilb should take on blocks instead of running aorund them looking for a stat creating a huge hole when they miss the tackle, maybe our rbs should just put their damn heads down and truck somebody to make a statement, maybe one of our safeties will make a big hit and scare rbs or recievers, maybe our team will forget this numbers nonsense and play their position. winning solves all problems while losing only presents more. im a firm believer of being a product of your environment and its time to change the dolphins environment. pathetic in so many ways.

Last year he did what he does, and this year he listen to coaches!!

Really Good Post!!

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