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Philbin playtime philosophy good but what about adapting?

A couple of weeks ago Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, disgusted by the team's sixth loss of the season, mentioned that perhaps it was time to start playing younger players and think about who is going to be on the team in 2013.

A lot of coaches go that route once the losses mount and the current season seems little more than a formality for getting to next season.

Don't expect Joe Philbin to do that.

Even if the Dolphins lose on Sunday as the oddsmakers expect; indeed even with the Dolphins record falling back to 5-8, Philbin is apparently going to continue playing his veterans if he stays true to his philosophy.

“Really, play time’s based on players have to have earn play time and they earn it through what they do on the practice field<' Philbin said Thursday. "If players earn the opportunity to play, we’ll certainly play them whatever year they are, it doesn’t really matter to us what year they are.

"I’m a big believer… I think when you walk into the room with those guys, it’s not fair to play a guy, people have to earn their keep and I don’t care what year you’re in the league. Those guys that bust their tail every day, we’re not going to put somebody in the game that doesn’t deserve to be in the game or hasn’t earned an opportunity to be in the game."

I get it. This is a perfectly reasonable and fair approach.

Philbin wants tell his team that the only way to play is to practice well. He doesn't want to reward subpar practices. He wants to play guys that make him the most comfortable and the coaching staff gains that comfort level by watching what happens in practice.

It is a perfectly logical approach.

But ...

Football is a game of adaptation and not logic. The ball does not bounce logically. The best team does not always win. Good plans that logically should succeed often go awry. And the people that come out ahead are those that adapt quickest not those that offer the most logic.

Thus, the idea of sticking to the stated philosophy works when the season is salvagable and all things and the goal for the entire organization is winning in the present. But when winning in the present is no longer the most vital thing, when doing what is best for the future of the organization becomes more important, all that logic and unwavering philosophy about whomever practices best plays should be cast aside.

It is smart to adapt and consider that certain players who might not be the best in practice now might become your best performers in the future. The Dolphins obviously believe running back Lamar Miller is such a player.

He is a rookie. He has promise. But Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas are both practicing better and obviously playing more because coaches are more comfortable with them, because they get more chances in practices and because Miller needs to improve his pass protection.

“I think he’s going to be a good football player in this league," Philbin said. "He’s got good instincts as a runner. He’s got good balance. He can catch the football. I think he has a chance to be a very good pass protector eventually too. I really do. He’s got good feet. He can bend. I’m excited about him.”

“I think he’s going to be a good football player in this league. He’s got good instincts as a runner. He’s got good balance. He can catch the football. I think he has a chance to be a very good pass protector eventually too. I really do. He’s got good feet. He can bend. I’m excited about him.” 

Well then, when the relevance of this season becomes what is going to happen next season, then the Dolphins coaches should consider putting those feet and all that bending ability to work. Like immediately.

Would that make Reggie Bush upset? Would it upset veterans?

Look, Bush was upset about sitting after that fumble against Tennessee, although he understands that's the business. He's not all that thrilled that the team has not had any contracts talks with his agent, although he understands that's the business.

He'd probably not be happy about giving up snaps to Miller, but he would understand that is the business.

Tight end Michael Egnew is in a similar situation as Miller. He's behind players that are better than he is today. Both Anthony Fasano and Charles Clay practice better than Egnew on most days -- be it in that they make fewer mistakes, or block better or make more catches.

But eventually the Dolphins need to know what they have in Egnew. They can't keep putting off the need to find a tight end to help rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the red zone and down the seam of the defense.

Maybe Egnew isn't that guy. Maybe he is that guy. The point is we might soon need to get about the business of finding out.

Would that upset Fasano or Clay, either of whom might get fewer snaps in games? Maybe. But it wouldn't be an issue if they were more productive. If they were the sure answers, the Dolphins wouldn't have drafted Egnew and no one would even mention him. So ... next!

Now, I am only a journalist. I suppose the Dolphins coaching staff could ignore these suggestions. They could scoff at the idea of someone who doesn't know football like they do suggesting they start looking ahead with players that ar younger and need experience.

But, I remind you, Mike Shanahan three weeks ago was preparing to do the very thing I'm suggesting. And he's won two Super Bowl trophies as a head coach. And that's more than any Dolphins coach can say.

Checkmate.

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Guys,

What I dont understand about Jeff Ireland is that he'll trade up for non-instant impact players, yet, chokes when it comes to doing the same for instant impact players. See: D Thomas vs RG3

Which brings me to this:

Losing out and finishing 5-11 probably gives us our best chance at T'eo. 5-11 should place us at 6th-7th overall. Im basing that on finishing 6-10 and having 8th overall last season.

So, if we finish 6th 7th overrall and Te'odoes not go by 4th overall, Ireland needs to pounce because it's doubtful he falls any further. Especially if he has a mvp calibre game against Bama. My money says Ireland chokes and doesnt pull the trigger.

Even if Ireland wont pull the trigger by trading up a couple spots to get T'eo. We're better served trading down to the middle of the draft(15th-20th), picking up an extra 2014 1st rd draft pick, and an extra 2012 2nd rd draft pick.

Then for 2013's draft, we have a #1, three #2's, and three #3's. Plus two #1's in 2014.

I say trade down for this because there really arent any cant miss players available should we finish 5-11 and 6th-7th overrall in the draft. Then that just becomes value position, not instant impact player position.

Trade down to add more quality players to the roster. 15th to 20th we still can get a good wr, corner, pass rusher, or whatever we wish to make our #1 pick. After the top 5 picks, the greatest values in this year's draft may lie between picks 15 and 32.

This is a very good, not great draft. But it doesnt mean the middle to late rd players wont eventually become great players. That's why it's a "great value draft" in this part of the 1st rd.

I dont think the QB has to be 1st rd evey year but top 3 rds is ok. With Ireland it seems like its nothing but blind luck if we ever get a QB.

Mark,

Geno Smith Is The Best QB in The Draft And By A Long Shot!!

AND KC HAS A MAJOR NEED FOR A QB!!

But Even G.Smith!! When They Start The Test Process! Will Come Down!

Remember He Is A System QB! Plus Smith Is A Slim Guy!

Add That His Arm Is Good Not Elite!!

And Not To Sound Ignorant! BUT U know Some Scouts Are Going To Say L.Jones Will be a Better PRO QB!! Even Though That Is Not True!

C.Klein Is Basically Tebow 2.0!! And To Much Of a Project To Take In The First!

To Me This Draft Reminds Me Of The 2010 Draft!

Where Bradford And Tebow were The Only 2 QB's Taken In Round 1! And A WR DIDN'T GET PICKED TO #22!

A DEFENSIVE DRAFT!!

Geno Smith, Matt Barkley or that C Klein from K State would be fine. Bring in some QB's and see what sticks. How about Michael Vick also as a FA?

Basically, in my prior Im saying, if T'eo isnt drafted top 4, Ireland needs to trade up and take him at 5th overrall. That's if we finish 5-11 and draft 6th-7th overrall. But if our final record has us drafting further than 8th overall. take a pass.

If we draft 6th-7th or lower and dont get T'eo for whatever reason. Trade down, stockpile valuable picks, and use a late rd 1st pick and still fill a glaring team need.

Like I said, the firther down we draft, the greater possibility of adding an extra 2013 2nd rd pick(then we have 3) and a 2014 1st rd pick(then we'll have 2).

Arm strength is way overrated. See Jeff George or Chad Henne. P Manning has possibly the weakest arm strength now and is arguably the best QB in the game.

YG @ 4:22

Totally Agree In That! If Te'o Is Not There at #5-7! Which We Should Be Picking! IF WE KEEP THIS UP!

TRADE DOWN AND STOCK UP!! THE TRUE VALUE IN THIS DRAFT IS THE LATE FIRST!! AND THE WHOLE 2ND ROUND!!

If We Can Walk Away With a Mid 1st Round Pick This Year! And a Extra Second! Plus Adding Another #1 Next Year!!

THE FINS WOULD HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THE DRAFT!!

THAT IS ONE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LOSING OUT!!

THE FUTURE IS AT STAKE!!

Craig, one thing and then I'm out to the gym to get swoll.

You're right about being too early on Egnew, we haven't even seen him play. I'm just speculating, but seeing him in camp, hearing some of the background from Mando and others, and then hearing Philbin talk about him, I'm not getting the warm and fuzzy feeling about him.

Also, not sure how involved Philbin was last year. He was getting up to speed, and didn't have the full time to evaluate players. I think he thought we needed a TE, but maybe didn't do too much scouting (or scouting the scouts). I think he may have had some input, but not a lot on that pick (I think he was more involved on Tannehill/Martin). Who knows, that's just my feeling. Maybe he did and they didn't know Egnew would be so slow at learning. Who knows.

I'll give Egnew time. I want to see him on the field. I just get that odd feeling looking at his face that the game is too big for him.

The best QB ever didnt have a strong arm either.

dashi,

Geno Smith may have the best all around wr in this draft. Stedman Bailey. 21 tds pretty much says it all.

I would love to see Bailey become a dolphin, I just dont know at what costs. Some so-called experts are calling him a 3rd slot wr. That befuddles me because how can you call a guy with 21 tds a "nfl slot wr"?

That why I say Im not sure at what cost. Who's to really say his nfl performance wouldnt have made him a complete mid to late 1st rd steal? Or if still there with one of 3 2nd rd picks if we traded down in the 1st rd to acquire. I would love to see what this kid looked like in our recieving corps.

"There was enough info on Mallett for Ireland to make an educated decision on this guy."

Posted by: Craig M | December 07, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Yes, because Ireland's educated decisions have really been a great thing for this orginazation.

When the best thing you can say about your GM is that the best moves he's made are the moves he hasn't made (Palmer, Orton, Etc) that's saying something!

Homers!

ARM STRENGTH CAN BE OVER RATED TO U!!

BUT ANY FIRST ROUND PROSPECT IN THE NFL HAS TO HAVE IT!!

REMEMBER PLAYERS GO THRU A AUDITION PERIOD!! COME PRE-DRAFT!! WHERE PLAYERS GET MEASURED!! FOR EVERYTHING!! (The COMBINE & PRO DAYS)

IT'S LIKE SAYING HEIGHT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT FOR A QB!! THEN U SEE GUYS LIKE WILSON GOING IN THE 3RD!! AND ALL THE EXPERTS SAYING IF RG3!! DIDN'T MEASURE IN AT 6'2" HE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A TOP 5 PICK!!!

YEAH ARM STRENGTH AND HEIGHT DON'T MATTER FOR A NFL PROSPECT PRE-DRAFT!

NEITHER DOES HAND SIZE!!

DON'T BE IGNORANT FOOL!! OR JUST KEEP BEING IGNORANT!! AND NEVER UNDERSTAND!! THE SELECTION PROCESS!!

REMEMBER KYLE BOLLER?

JOE FLACCO BECAME A FIRST ROUND PICK BECAUSE OF HIS ARM STRENGTH!!

KEEP TALKING OUT UR A S S!!

WHILE DASHI TALKS REAL FOOTBALL!! WITH PEOPLE THAT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE WATCHING!!

U MUST BE ONE OF THE MOORONS ON HERE WHO THINKS MOORE IS A BETTER QB THAN T-HILL!!

Clearly, Tannehill should never have been a 1st rd pick. He is really a late rd project at the bottom of his rookie class. WTF Ireland?

YG,

The Problem With WVU Is that IT IS A HIGH SCORING SYSTEM!! SO STATS GET SKEWED!! (Not Saying The Kid Isn't Good)

PERFECT EXAMPLE!

WHO HAS THE MOST RECEPTIONS IN NCAA HISTORY?

DAVONE BESS!!

AND HE WENT UNDRAFTED BECAUSE OF THE SYSTEM!! WR'S CATCH 100 BALLS A SEASON AT HAWAII!!

=======================================================

AND FIN 77,

WHY WAS J.RUSSELL #1 OVERALL? High Iq?

WHAT ABOUT R.LEAF? Great Accuracy?

YEAH ARM STRENGTH IS OVER RATED!!

AGAIN!! U AND ALL UR ALIASES SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TALK QB'S!!

dashi,

I think most of Wilson's success is due to his great mobility and athleticism. His height is a detriment in the pocket. Shorter qb's most times need a "perfect pocket" because heigth can become a detriment in seeing over your own olinemen.

Plus that short qb better have a perfect throwing motion and quick release or he'll have plenty of batted passes.

Though shorter, athletic qb's like Wilson can be far more dangerous outside the pocket than within it. Add great footspeed and quckness to this, then you have a truly a great double threat weapon highly threatening your defense.

Wilson's proving that shorter qb's with elite athletisism, quick release, and great throwing motion. Can easily make up for lack of height and become very good nfl starters at the qb position.

Maybe nfl scouts should alter thier evaluation processes for this type of shroter qb.

dashi,

Everyone thought that Randy Moss' td stats were skewed coming out of Marshall too. Yet, like Moss and Chad Pennington, both Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey should be playing on nfl Sundays too.

You also have to remember Geno Smith and Steman Bailey are playing against better quality D1 schools than Pennington/Moss back then too. But dont confuse this with Im comparing Bailey to Moss.

Im just saying I believe Bailey will have instant impact on a nfl roster next year. Im not saying it will be the same as Moss'. But he will have instant impact.

sad knowing ireland is gonna run this critical draft for our franchise

It seems to me that there is a bigger picture here. You start sitting veterans when they are playing for bonuses they agreed to when signing then what kind of message are you sending to agents around the league?

It's a slippery slope you're treading past there Armando. Players start feeling like they were lied to, that it doesn't matter how well they perform. If the team isn't winning, even when the player is doing everything asked of him, he will still be benched in favor of a rookie.

Then what happens to bonuses that kick in for yards, catches,games played, etc.? They sign in good faith to help the team save money and then the team screws them over by not allowing them to achieve their goals?!

Come on, that's kind of short sighted. Agents/players wouldn't want anything to do with the team. We already have a hard enough time luring players here we don't need to become the guys who rip players off by not allowing them to reach their bonuses.

Russell Wilson did not fall in the draft because of lack of great ability. He fell because of height alone.

Had Russell Wilson been 6'4, its almost guarranteed Wilson, and not Ryan Tannehill, would have been our 8th overrall pick.

The only concern over Wilson was height. Nothing else.

Phins78,

If I were a hc and my team was 5-7 at this point. My least concern in the world would be making sure my vet players got thier playing bonuses.

If they want thier playing bonuses, the team's overrall win percentage had better reflect that. So Im sure, not playing the younger players, has anything to do with Philbin making sure vets meet thier bonus structure.

Especially when the team is 5-7 with these same vets.

IT'S AMAX=ZING THE DOLPHIN FANS TALK DRAFT ALREADY ........


I NOTICED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS ,BY WEEK 5 WE START TALKING DRAFT ,,,

AFTER OUR FANS WERE ALL WRONG ON THE SEASON AND THE YEAR ,(( 11-5 ))..........

AFTER.....
KRIS
DASHI
YG
DC
WROTE LOVE LETTERS TO IRELAND FOR MONTHS ,NOW THEY JUNPED ON THE (( FIRE IRELAND WAGON )),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


AS IF WE HAVE NO BRAINS
NO MEMORY
NO PRINCIPLES ,,,,,,,,,

THESE FANS TEACH ALL OF OF US HOW NOT TO BE LIVING WITH ,


NO SHAME
NO DIGNITY
NO PRINCIPLES,,,....

YG, your correct on Wilson he was/is more polished then Tannehill

YG

PLEASE MAKE SURE DANSBY GETS HIS BOUNS MONEY ON TOP OF 47 MILLION CONTRACT WHILE MOST OF OUR FANE ARE UNEMPLOYED....

YG,

Agreed.

Maybe Short Qb's That Can Move Should Be Rated A Little Higher! Than Short Pocket QB's!! Still I WOULD ONLY PUMP HIM UP 1 ROUND! AND IF WILSON WOULD'VE BEEN 6 FT TALL HE WOULD'VE BEEN A 2ND ROUND PICK, BORDERLINE First! BUT THEY SAY WILSON MIGHT BE 5'10"!

ALSO!! YG!! U AND ME KNOW THIS!!

Wilson Has Big Hands For A Guy His Size!! Which Allows Him To Grip The Ball Easier!! AND CARRY OUT FAKES!! Which Also Helps!

BUT TO SAY HEIGHT AND ARM STRENGTH DOESN'T MATTER TO THE NFL QB PROSPECT!!

IS ASININE!!

U KNOW HOW MANY GUYS GOT PICKED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NFL BECAUSE THEY HAD A GOOD Fastball(Arm Stregth)! AND NOTHING ELSE!!!

* Bump Not Pump!

Phins78,

If anything, Philbin playing the young players would be "mixed-messaging". He's already stated you dont see the playing field unless you earn it in practice. To play them now would be "counter-productive" moving forward.

Mixed-messaging is always counter-productive moving forward. Even in raising your kids. You mean what you say and only say what you mean. To sway is to waiver. To waiver is to bend. To bend is to eventually break.

That's counter-productivity moving forward. Bet on it.

YG That's my point. Can anyone blame the teams record on Cameron Wake? NO.

So he is doing everything asked of him right? And you're saying because the TEAM doesn't have a winning record he should suffer because he contributed to that?

Come on that's silly. The guy doesn't throw the ball, doesn't catch, doesn't block. Just does his job like one of the top 5 in the league but because the team isn't winning hes to be punished. You don't get to play so forget about the PROMISE we made you about your sack totals. You're not getting that money.

And if you were a coach and DIDN'T worry about such things then I would have no use for that kind of a coach. It would mean he doesn't see a bigger picture. You do this to players on the team and what happens to negotiations with free agents in the off season?

"Look, we want to sign you but have other players to sign as well. Can your client take on some incentives to lower the cost if he doesn't meet them? After all you want to pay him like one of the top corners in the league but each top corner had 8 interceptions last year. How about we give him more money if he reaches that goal?"

Or Your guy was injured, we need you to sign an incentive based contract.

On both fronts,,,,NOPE. Beeecccaaauuussseeee last year you sat 6 guys 3 of whom were not allowed to reach their goals and took a pay cut even though they did everything you asked, or even though they stayed healthy.

waver, not waiver. lol

YG...SO YOU R SAYING ,EVEN WE HAVE NO HOPE BUT STAYING IN THE CELLAR THIS YEAR,WE SHOULD DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE ALL THE PLAYERS GET THEIS BOUNS MENEY ,WHICH MOUNT TO MILLIONS.........


NICE WORK.....


IF IAM THE DOLPHINS MANAGER ,I WOULD ALL I CAN TO MAKE SURE NOT A SINGLE ONE GETS HIS BOUNS MONEY AS AN AWARD FOR STAYING IN THE ............

CELLAR...


THE CELLAR BOUNS........

Arm strength and height are pretty meaningless for QB's. Russell Wilson and Drew Bress and P Manning are top QB's.

Phins78,

Wake has double-digit sacks. Im sure that's a huge part of his bonus money. Im sure Wake plays every one of the final games too.

Dont worry, the Wakes, Pounceys, and any other starter on this team that has played superior ball this year will have no trouble making thier bonuses.

Barring injury, its already in thier hats. Its the underperforming vets starters that need worry. LOL

In saying that I also understand yg that certain players won't be effected by this because they may have a straight contract. And you have to be careful with the players who have bonuses.

So to be complete in this whole thing we should look up player contracts, who is getting close to a bonus/ (pay they earned!) and who we would have to sit in order to play a rookie. I don't have the time, that's what they pay the coaches for :)

But also does this really fall on Philbins lap? All anyone does is complain about Ireland and how bad he is at evaluating talent. Philbin got rid of a lot of his players and a bunch of his drafted and undrafted guys before the season even started.

So has no one thought that maybe Philbin might have a clue already how Egnew and Miller are progressing and has come to the conclusion that they are worthless and not worth the playing time? Or are we just automatically assuming Ireland found two gems and Philbin is too blind to see it. What's the more likely scenario here? SMH

ALoco,

Seems your reading comprehension is still at an ebb instead of a flow. I never said make sure these guys get thier bonuses.

I said:

PHILBIN SHOULDNT SEND MIXED-MESSAGED TO THE YOUNGER PLAYERS"

Which is exactly what he would be doing if he plays them after saying:

"NO ONE PLAYS UNTIL EARNING THAT PLAYING TIME IN PRACTICE"

This makes Philbin a "MIXED-MESSAGING" author of a lie to his players, both rookie and vets.

YG agreed, just have to be careful who you're sitting. But I also trust Philbin way more than Ireland. If he's not playing a rookie no one in the world is going to tell me he's stupid for not doing so because Jeff Ireland obviously found something of value. Never going to buy that. And I would hope that al of the time Philbin spends with these rookies, the practices, workouts, meals, phone calls,,,,I would hope that he has a better grasp of what players are ready to be on the field.

Just because Armando suggests we need to see them doesn't mean the coach who is actually running the team is also unaware of what they bring to the table. If he's that dumb then we don't need him as a coach. And I don't for one second think Philbin is a stupid man.

That's because you're incredibly stupid when it comes to all things football "Aloco". You aren't even able to debate a very valid point I made. Its as if you don't understand a word we are saying. And you're chastising yg for something I said, he was actually on your side. All though he did a WAY better job at explaining his stance. You said nothing and your post was absolutely worthless. #the norm

YG


WE IN THE CELLAR

WE HAVE ENDURED LOSING SEASON.............SO......

THE MANAGEMENT SHOUD MAKE SURE ALL PLAYERS AND I MEAN ALL SHOULDN'T GET A DIME OF ROSS'S MONEY FOR THEIR FAILURE ..............

FIRST THING...MAKE SURE NOT TO PAY A DIME TO ANY ONE .

Phins78,

All due repect, but what your saying is totally irrevelant. Philbin says "ALL STARTERS" have to earn thier play in practice.

Your confusing yourself by going into totally irrevelant places with this. What's confusing you about Philbins:

"ALL STARTERS" have to earn thier play in practice?

He said what he means and meant what he said. He isnt swaying from that statement because we have a losing record and only 4 games left in the season. It just means he's sticking to his principles.

If he sways because the season seems lost, he's mixede-messaging to his team. That can be nothing but bad moving forward. Would you wanna raise your kids mixed-messaging them?

If so, it will be very bad for them moving on into thier futures.

Aloco that is so , there isn't even a word to describe it. Couldn't do the ignorance justice by just calling it ignorance. I'm out, wow

PHINS...YG SAID THE SAME THING AS YOU ,,HE JUST SMARTER WHEN HE WRITES,,,WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE SUBJECT WITH YOU ,THAT WAS A BLESSING FOR THE VET PLAYERS TO GET THEIR BOUNS.

Phins78,

Forget my last post. I see you get it @ 5:39.

YG I don't think we are talking about the same thing. Im talking about starters who HAVE earned their playing time but using Armandos formula would still sit in order to see what a rookie can do. That's where the confusion is between us but I'm certainly not confused by what Philbin said. If you read my original post I was speaking on what Armandos idea was. I just disagreed with it being black and white but conceded that there is a middle ground and that's where I thought we came together.

But seriously, look at it simply. By suggesting Philbin isn't doing his job because he's not playing rookies that he sees every day, rookies handpicked by Ireland and his scouts, one would have to draw the conclusion that Ireland has found diamonds in the rough that Philbin doesn't recognize.

In that case, if it is true and Ireland found these guys that so deserve to get a shot this season and Philbin is too stubborn to see it as the article suggests? Well then Philbin should be fired and Ireland should be extended. Yikes!!!! Gotta go YG, it's all good, we just hadf a misunderstanding but we will have to agree to disagree on a bit of this. tALK TO YA LATER. Peace

Phin78,

You have to ignore ALoco at times. He only states "DUHHHHHH....." facts. My grandmother doesnt follow football and she can pick up the sports section of the newspaper, see our win-loss record, and tell us as much as ALoco continues to parrot over and over.

ALoc know zero football. He only knows the "DUHHH"s...." we "ALL" already know and continuosly tries to ram down our throats as if he's making a brand new revelation of some type.

When ALoco makes a real football post. Its will be his first in years on this blog.

Phins78,

Exactly why even an insane fan, would never want to see Armando Saguero as Fins headcoach.

YG......

YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF WRITING A FOOTBALL POST ,MOUNT TO JUST RIDING THE WAVE OF THE MOMENT ,RIDING WAGONS,,,,,THIS NOT FOOTBALL,THIS IS JUST A CIRCUS SHOW..

Another thing that completely eludes Armando is:

What if one of these "young players" not 100% ready for the playing field blows out a knee? Players who are not 100% ready to be on the playing field also increase thier risk of great injury than those that are not. They also increase the chances that other players around them are injured by not correctly executing or knowing thier assignments.

So if that injured young player gety a serious injury. It stunt thier availability and growth for next season because they are still recovering from injury. Does the same for thier teammates around them if thier less than stellar play and execution cause a valuable starter around them to sustain a serious season ending injury too.

Smart hc's know this. Not so smart football blog writers dont.

ALoco,

You know that you and I will always be down like 4 flat tires on a mercedes benz. You'll always be my bud. We cant criticize eachother w/o either us taking it over seriously.

We are truly down with eachother like 4 flat tires on a mercedes benz bud! LOL...

can, not cant lol

Heck, I'd take Armando over Ireland 8 days a week. Armando's very astute at judging players.

Clearly, Philbin doesnt see the genius of Ireland.

Heck, I'd take Armando over Ireland 8 days a week. Armando's very astute at judging players.

Posted by: mike | December 07, 2012 at 06:12 PM

Hey, I think I'd even take Douchi or Aloco over Ireland! LMAO!!!

Armando....."checkmate", seriously?--what are you even talking about?--you have no idea what Shanahan was up to with all of that, or what he's seeing in practice, etc.....same with Philbin (who I might remind you and others was being applauded not long ago for his guts and creativity, for calling plays like fake punts, onsides kicks, etc.....sounds like he's open minded to me)--we dont know what the coaches are seeing in practice, recently and all year long--cant assume he's not adaptable, so dont just throw that out there, like its fact.

Philbin is a rookie HC making rookie mistakes. Letting Fisher get away was another disaster for the Dolphins franchise.

"“I think he’s going to be a good football player in this league. He’s got good instincts as a runner. He’s got good balance. He can catch the football. I think he has a chance to be a very good pass protector eventually too. I really do. He’s got good feet. He can bend. I’m excited about him.”

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Since Mando posted this twice in one blog, I figured 3's the charm. LOL
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OK.
Matt Moore is NOTORIOUS ass a lousy practice player, but has performed relatively competently WHEN IT COUNTS. Not saying he's a pro-bowler.
I have to agree that he has done some serious head-scratching koves..the benching of Bush, running a play at the end of the 1st half in the Jets game that cost us BUSH...and the game, the weirdness at the end of the Pats game, and the other stuff mentioned.
Philbin is an EXPERIENCED NFL guy, and this is some STRANGE "gamesmanship", IMO.
From the last blog, I posted that Charlie Casserly (now with CBS) , former Giants and Texans GM would be THE guy in Miami. He built the Texans and Giants, and had the stones...and smarts to draft Mario Williams, not Reggie Bush. Saved his team 20 million bucks right there. You know the rest.
Unfortunately, Ross probably never heard of Casserly, but 2.5 million might get him out of the studio, if asked. He's brilliant.

Philbin just won't use Players that he feels are not ready to perform at the level he wants. He has said it. That's his way and we should respect it.

Sorry, meant PHILBIN has done some head-scratching MOVES.

DyingBreed,


How many times a day do you use a can opener?

Go complain to Ross, Armando. We can do nothing about it.

So the lowly Jags have TWO QB's both with more TD'S then TanneBust. YIKES!

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