« Will Dolphins play spy who loved Vick on Sunday? | Main | The answer to the question you ask more than any other »

Brian Daboll willing to embrace the unorthodox

I am a fan of unorthodox football.

I loved the 46 defense when it first reared its angry head. I applauded the Wildcat package. I was applauding passing the ball 70 percent of the time when Bill Parcells was winning titles running 65 percent of the time. Oh yeah, I also love the shovel pass, the quarterback draw, the safety and corner blitz and God bless Dick LeBeau and his Fire Zone.

So have we established that I like the unusual approach?

That is one reason I like Brian Daboll. The man isn't afraid to try different stuff.

This year, you've seen the Dolphins line up their entire offensive line on the right side of the center and try to out-flank the defense with a run to the strong side. You've seen Flea-flicker Wildcat plays on the first series of the game.

On Sunday you saw left tackle Jake Long split out wide as an eligible receiver who was really one very, very big blocking flanker for a receiver screen. No, the play didn't work because the timing was terrible. But when the Dolphins lined up, I just about fell off my chair with glee.

It was different. What can I say?

That willingness to embrace something different isn't the only reason I like Daboll. Let's face it, he was ripped for how terrible the Browns were scoring points last year. Dolphins fans were screaming at Tony Sparano for trying to improve his offense by hiring the guy who ran one of only two offenses in the NFL that scored fewer points than Miami last year.

Yes, Cleveland was 31st in the NFL in scoring. The Dolphins were 30th. But despite that seemingly fair point, Daboll has injected some life into the Miami offense this year.

With Daboll guiding him, Matt Moore has shown steady improvement. And the Miami offense that was 30th in scoring (just ahead of Cleveland) is tied for 22nd this year while the Browns are 28th.

Back in Cleveland, meanwhile, quarterback Colt McCoy has seemingly regressed this year after playing surprisingly well under Daboll last year.

So props to Daboll for everything but this: As he explains in the video below, he ran the tackle eligible screen last year also. Except it apparently worked there. (Turn up the volume, the sound is admittedly poor.)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20162fd969fa1970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Brian Daboll willing to embrace the unorthodox:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

VERIFIED RETARDATION!

Ya'll can't even tell time, (snicker, snicker).

That's all you got? THAT's ALL YOU GOT?

PROVE IT. Post it right here where I posted more than an hour and a half-LOL.

YOU CAN'T! You know it. UNTIL YOU DO-STFU-Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa!

PS: Duh, you know dem posts have dates and time stamps-Dooh! ROTFLMAO!!!!

SORRY IT

ODEN YOU POSTED FOR 17 HOURS , 12PM THURSDAAY TO 5 AM FRIDAY MORNING,DONT YOU REMERMBER OR WERE YOU TO DRUNK?
(BUFFET OF DRIUNKS)

Posted by: ALoco | December 10, 2011 at 01:09 PM


SORRY IT WAS 2PM WED TO 6AM THURSDAY.
(BUFFET OF CORRECTIONS)

what was odin posting about? odin are u in jail?

oscar

Is something irking you today?

Looks to me like you are having some comprehension difficulties with the English language. Nothing I have ever said shows xenophobia on my part. Maybe its you imparting your own xenophobia?

Forgive me if I had to remind you that it is Un-American for one to hold back their opinions or criticisms for any reason, but...that is the the truth, the facts, the law, the constitution here...contrary to what you were suggesting.


Having lived abroad and having worked with plenty of foreigners from all over the world, there is nobody less xenophobic than I. Heck my favorite girlfriends are from abroad - and I go to visit them with the utmost delight.


Now have another of whatever it is you are having and enjoy your day.

DUSTEY CHECK IT OUT, FROM WED AT 226 PM TO 6:37AM THURSDAY HE POST, THER MUST BE OVER 200 ODIN POSTS, CAN SOMEONE VERIFY HOW MANY POSTS, HE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEATEN FLIPPERS TIME BUT HE MIGHT GET MOSTS POSTS.

Actually, I was posting perodically all week.

Working on a Demo(which I've finished-Cha Ching!)all week. When I do any recording, I prefer to do it after midnight(3:00am is the "Bewitching hour". It's magical when it comes to Music).

I tried to post all night(during breaks)but there's been no one here at that time lately. It's just as well, I get more "WORK" done that way(Drinking, Communing with Nature and making Music-LOL).

Lifes been pretty good these past few weeks!
-------------------------------------------

Oh yeah, NOW GO CHARGE YO HOVER-ROUND!

odin are u in jail?

Aloco, There was only 51 post from Oden From 2:30pm Wed to 6:30am Thursday.Thats only 3 per hour, Surly that cant be a record.


Actually, I was posting perodically all week.

Working on a Demo(which I've finished-Cha Ching!)all week. When I do any recording, I prefer to do it after midnight(3:00am is the "Bewitching hour". It's magical when it comes to Music).

I tried to post all night(during breaks)but there's been no one here at that time lately. It's just as well, I get more "WORK" done that way(Drinking, Communing with Nature and making Music-LOL).

Lifes been pretty good these past few weeks!
-------------------------------------------

Oh yeah, NOW GO CHARGE YO HOVER-ROUND!

Posted by: odinseye | December 10, 2011 at 02:01 PM

Can you believe this guy?

I'LL CHECK WITH THE GUNESS PEOPLE.
( BUFFET OF RECORDS)

nah u cant ban odin, hes a good fellow fin fan. just clueless when it comes to knowing whats good for the future of our team

dusty

You probably don't agree with too much of what I post, and that's fine. But I ask you, as a fellow fin fan, is there even one positive thing you can say about the team?

I have yet to see one single positive thought in any of your posts.

After all, Odin is a true Dol-Fan, I mean he lives somewhere like Alaska Right?, What else is he going to do there?, If I was up there Id Be Drinking And Posting for hours too.LOL

yes devils. like ive been saying, i cant wait till january to start the new coach and gm search. have a solid draft pick, lets hope we dont win much more, and a cake schedule next year. 2012 is gonna be great

I've Gotta say Miami winning 4 out of the last five is a good thing, And Matt Moore is looking good to, But the bottom line is a 0 and 7 start this year along with several 0 and 3 starts over the past couple years that the HC has got to go, At least there's a good core of players so rebuilding might not take 2 or 3 years.

I have to agree, wishing to keep Nolan and Daboll means wwishing to keep, at least Sparano. But GM's also like to pick there own new HC's etc. I would like to see Nolan and Daboll back. Hmmmm so I suppose I have to say the same about Sparano and Ireland. Still at this point, thats a large chunk to swallow. As Im still torn on the keeping of Sparano. If we are having a tough time trying to figure out what to do with the regime, imagine what Ross is going through.

good riddens to sparano and nolan

dusty

Do you like any of the draft picks in the last 4 years or do you think they are all busts? Any keepers?

Actually, I was posting perodically all week.

Working on a Demo(which I've finished-Cha Ching!)all week. When I do any recording, I prefer to do it after midnight(3:00am is the "Bewitching hour". It's magical when it comes to Music).

I tried to post all night(during breaks)but there's been no one here at that time lately. It's just as well, I get more "WORK" done that way(Drinking, Communing with Nature and making Music-LOL).

Lifes been pretty good these past few weeks!
-------------------------------------------

Oh yeah, NOW GO CHARGE YO HOVER-ROUND!

Posted by: odinseye | December 10, 2011 at 02:01 PM
------------------------------------------------

ODIN....WHATS THE DEAL....

Sensitive Keyboard......

Dusty @ 2:32 If you dont like Sparano and Nolan, then say goodbye to Daboll also, I dont see where Nolan should be shown the exit, sorry cant agree with that one. I think he has done some pretty good things here.

last 4 years?? well ill start from 2008: jake long great lt, rest of draft was horrible. merling and langford were awful. henne sucked. 2009 was a huge bust, davis is decent but nicks was the correct pick that wasnt made. pat white was a joke. smith has been garbage, turner huge waste of a pick. hartline is decent. 2010 was a horrible horrible draft. odrick has done nothing. misi and jerry been busts. 2011 pouncey looks awesome, gates was a waste of a pick. clay looks like a steal. horrible move to trade up and take thomas when players like murray were still out there

WHY I HAE FEELING ODEN LOOKING TO BREAK FLIPER BREEDS RECORD OF 18 HOURS OF POSTING?
(BUFFET OF RECORDS)

really what has nolan done so great?

Dusty, not sure how much control Nolan actually has over the talent given him. To actually Know we would have to be on the inside. But generally final say and most talent moves are conducted by the GM, unless of course the HC was handed the keys to the kingdom. which is not the case here. I will agree that drafts and FA and trades have been a train wreck, just not sure Nolan is the culprit.

im not saying nolan has been terrible, just saying he can go with spranao, wont bother me. new staff will make this team so much better

Besides Nolan is the defensive coordinator, i dont think he has much say so over the offence. Our defence 2 yrs running is ranked in the top 10, I cant realy complain about that.

top 10 of what?

dusty

Langford was not an awful pick. 3rd round DE holding his own. Hartline I think is better than most give him credit for. His second season last year, not much could have been expected of him on that offense with that OC. Now with a QB that isn't sleep walking, he is coming around

Jerry there is still some hope he is not a bust. Sparano has a history of holding back his players too long. He looked good last week, oline got kudos from Madden. I would like to see him play the remainder of the season so we can see if he is a keeper or not.

16th in yards this year. only 11 int and 11 fumbles last year. only 9 ints and 6 fumbles this year. that is beyond horrible, bring a aggressive guy in here who preaches taking the ball away.

langford 14 tackles and 0 sacks this year, hartline had 43 catches for 615 yards in 12 games last year. in 12 games this year he has 25 catches for 368, only 1 td in either season. so what are u talking about?

dusty

Might I suggest adding a little perspective you your analysis. Players take time to develop, its the rare exceptions that explode on the scene their very first season. Hartline was 4th round pick. Now, what could have been expected of him REALISTICALLY on last years offense with a crap oline, lost QB and dead OC? Not much. This year now is a whole new offense, new QB, these things do take time. He has made some great catches and is showing he can play. This is from one of the sites:

Why do so many Dolphins fans dislike Hartline? We're talking about a fourth round pick that has produced 74 catches for over 1,100 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons despite playing with a quarterback who has struggled. He also led Miami's receivers (those with at least 10 receptions) in yards per reception last year, averaging 14.3 yards per catch. And if you extrapolate his numbers through 12 games last year over a full season, we're talking about a 57 catch, 820 yard season - which would have been even better if Henne connects with him on some of those deep balls that Hartline was open on.

didnt i say hartline was decent in my original answer to u? and thats what he is, decent.

Langford has been a starting DE on a defense that has now ranked #6 two years in a row. So what are you talking about? I'd say he deserves some credit.

Dusty, I know you would like a team with only probowlers starting, but that will never happen. Langford was not an awful pick, you are over doing it.

i love those "ifs" sad part about this season is how little they use bess who is much much better than hartline and a much better route runner than marshall. use the guy on third down!

again ranked 6th in what? they have been the worst defense last 2 years at turning the ball over. and 6th in what?!/

no could care less about "pr bowlers" just a meaningless game for popular players. TURN THE BALL OVER!! its not a secret that teams that do that win alot of games. aggressive turn the ball over d

dusty

Ever consider becoming a Packer fan?

no hate the packers. im a fins fan for life regardless of how bad this franchise has become. i see a huge turn around coming in 2012 and im fired up about it


Odin--don't forget to also use some other time-honored cliches such as the "farmers daughter," the "teacher," the "mother/daughter combo" and (of course) the "Police Chief's Niece."

Nobody believes a word of it, needless to say, but the image of nubile, horny young lasses just salivating over the prospect of spending an evening massaging your sagging, liver-spotted skin and changing your Depends is hugely entertaining!

Can you specifically conjure up a "Valerie Bertinelli-type" fantasy girl? Those are always good.

defense In the top 10 for points pg, and rushing yrds pg, they rank 5th over all, passing yrds pg, and total yds pg, is a little misleading due to the 0-7 start, they rank 20th in both giving an overall ranking of 15th. about the same as last year, at this point and time with still more games ahead.

Were you fired up when the Parcells regime came in? They have gone backwards since their first season.

Just saying, I wouldn't get so fired up until you see who he new regime is and how the draft goes.

LOL @ 3:15!!

due to the 0-7 start??? what those dont count/ come on dude

devils it cant get any worse at least.

what's to laugh about jupiter, those are the stats, look it up if ya want..
and back to the Nolan ,Daboll issue. you can't blame an OC for a poor defense (which by the way we don't have) nor can you blame the DC for a poor offense. and truthfully you cant blame either coordinator for the talent provided, they work with what they have and try to develop the most out of the talent they have.

Uh, yes...now that you have finished your rant I was laughing at the post about the "liver spotted" guy.

Not saying they dont count, just said misleading. Niether aprt fo this team was clicking the first half of this season. But, if you look at there stats during the second half, they would be ranked much higher in the total yrds, and passing yrds. but yes the overall stat counts.

ok Jupiter my bad


Odin--don't forget to also use some other time-honored cliches such as the "farmers daughter," the "teacher," the "mother/daughter combo" and (of course) the "Police Chief's Niece."

Nobody believes a word of it, needless to say, but the image of nubile, horny young lasses just salivating over the prospect of spending an evening massaging your sagging, liver-spotted skin and changing your Depends is hugely entertaining!

Can you specifically conjure up a "Valerie Bertinelli-type" fantasy girl? Those are always good.

Posted by: Engage The Elderly In Conversastion | December 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM

LOL, Odin, Look More People that hate your drug/Alcoholic BS., Go to Sweden, They have goverment assitted suicide.


Mr.Odinseye

Per your email to our complaint department.

The male dolls were not designed for rear entry and says so on the label. We suggest you stick to the recommended usage or try one of our lovely girl dollies.

Sorry, but we've been busy attacking Fidel Castro all day. Naah, Devils, most slaveowners had black mistresses and they were racist as hell. One thing doesn't take another. You've been irked at me because you are a confirmed Sparano hater and I happen to consider the Man. Mind you, I said con-si-der.

Oh yeah, NOW GO CHARGE YO HOVER-ROUND!

Posted by: odinseye | December 10, 2011 at 02:01 PM
------------------------------------------------

ODIN....WHATS THE DEAL....

Sensitive Keyboard......

Posted by: kris | December 10, 2011 at 02:36 PM
---------------------------------------------

I don't get it, what's that supposed to me?

oscar

You have totally misinterpreted me. I am irked at nobody for disagreeing with me. Many here do. The thought of you being a Sparano supporter never even crossed my mind. Different opinions make the world go round. Besides it's only a football blog, entertainment, nothing that will affect any of our lives. Opinions as well are not frozen in time, they change and adapt as circumstances change and adapt.

You are now off on some strange tangent talking about Fidel, mistresses, slave owners and racists. I only reminded you of freedom of speech when you suggested now is not the time to criticize. I fail to see how you are connecting the dots.

Don't take my opinions so personal, they are not remotely intended to be.

Dear Mr. Santa-Salguero-claus

Well its that special time of the year for all us Dolphin fans to be judged by you for our past actions

As a Dolphins fan I have been both naughty and nice.

Whenever the old lady thinks I'm bad she puts her foot up my ass then screams at me FIELD-GOAL so I always try to be nice.

Whenever I've been good, in the bedroom the old lady lets me give her what I call a Tony Sporano....somthing to do with a fistpump.

Its been very hard to be a good fan this year with all the losing and only beating teams with losing records or teams playing without there star players playing.

Anywhoo I think for the most part I have been a good fan and would like the following gifts.

1 - A new head coach to replace my old head coach....my current head coach was defective right out of the box and only gives me excuse's and random time outs

2 - A new General manager....I'm tired of hookers and acorns

3 - A new franchise quarterback....I'm tired of the walmart brand quarterbacks and other peoples hand me downs quarterbacks.

I know its alot to ask for but as a Dolphins fan I have suffered many a loss and feel diserving of these things.

As I do every year I will leave a small bag of medical marijuana herbs and a tall glass of hard liquor on table for you.


Soiled :)

I know your education wasn't that much but you must learn to read, Devils, I mean read. I am not disagreeing with you, I do not support Tony Sparano. consider, is not equal to, support.


don't get it, what's that supposed to me?

Posted by: odinseye | December 10, 2011 at 05:25 PM

LOL, Odin already two sheets to the wind.
BTW, Great post Soiled(As usual)

Wow, 22 ranked from 30th. Thats not much of a difference. Now if they were in the top 10 or 15 then thats something to talk about. Until then not really impressed!

Once you write on Internet, your WHOLE Life is open for scrutiny, for those who know how to Read.

ODIN,WHERE ARE YOU?, HAVEE YOU BEN EMBARRASSED BY THE COALITION?, WHERE ODIN?

SORRY IT

ODEN YOU POSTED FOR 17 HOURS , 12PM THURSDAAY TO 5 AM FRIDAY MORNING,DONT YOU REMERMBER OR WERE YOU TO DRUNK?
(BUFFET OF DRIUNKS)

Posted by: ALoco | December 10, 2011 at 01:09 PM

SORRY IT WAS 2PM WED TO 6AM THURSDAY.
(BUFFET OF CORRECTIONS)

Posted by: ALoco | December 10, 2011 at 01:54 PM
-----------------------------------------------

DUSTEY CHECK IT OUT, FROM WED AT 226 PM TO 6:37AM THURSDAY HE POST, THER MUST BE OVER 200 ODIN POSTS, CAN SOMEONE VERIFY HOW MANY POSTS, HE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEATEN FLIPPERS TIME BUT HE MIGHT GET MOSTS POSTS.

Posted by: ALoco | December 10, 2011 at 01:57 PM
-----------------------------------------------

Odin--don't forget to also use some other time-honored cliches such as the "farmers daughter," the "teacher," the "mother/daughter combo" and (of course) the "Police Chief's Niece."

Nobody believes a word of it, needless to say, but the image of nubile, horny young lasses just salivating over the prospect of spending an evening massaging your sagging, liver-spotted skin and changing your Depends is hugely entertaining!

Can you specifically conjure up a "Valerie Bertinelli-type" fantasy girl? Those are always good.

Posted by: Engage The Elderly In Conversastion | December 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM
-----------------------------------------------

Mr.Odinseye

Per your email to our complaint department.

The male dolls were not designed for rear entry and says so on the label. We suggest you stick to the recommended usage or try one of our lovely girl dollies.

Posted by: Mattel Blowup Doll Division | December 10, 2011 at 03:47 PM
-----------------------------------------------

Let's see................................

In just under 4 hours, you've made 27 posts. Talked to yourself using multiple names and exhibited an unmatched veracity for fantasizng.

ROTFLMAO! You Da Man!

This place just wouldn't be the same without your idiocrasy!

GuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuFFaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!

Oh GOD! Oh GOD(wiping away the tears).

That bit where you compliment yourself and pat yourself on the back, that was GOOD! But then, when you actually Thank Yourself?

Priceless-Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
-----------------------------------------------

Gotta run. I got a Brunette here with a sore back(among other things)from last night.

She begging for a Massage!

Bottom's Up!!!!


« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 »

The comments to this entry are closed.