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UF's Josh Evans has ties inside the Dolphins

I made the point in the last post that the Dolphins should know the kids coming out of the University of Miami and Florida International University better than any other team because of the proximity of those two schools. Well, throw in the University of Florida and Florida State, too.

Years ago, the Patriots had a great in at Florida because New England coach Bill Belichick and Gators coach Urban Meyer (now at Ohio St.) are great friends.

But the Dolphins are not without ties to the UF program and players. One player in particular to watch is safety Josh Evans.

He wrote an eloquent combine diary for onlygators.com and I suggest you check out the entire piece.

Basically, Evans met with the entire Dolphins coaching staff at the combine. (He also met with Washington, San Francisco, Tampa and Dallas among others.)

What stood out about Miami's meet is that Evans has a great connection with Dolphins assistant DB coach Blue Adams. Adams recruited Evans out of high school for Purdue.

"It was funny to meet up again because we had a great relationship when I was in high school," Evans tells onlygators.com. "When I was coming up, he showed me a lot of love, and now to see him on the professional level there is a sort of comfort to know this guy actually knows who I am. He knows my character, knows I’m not a problem child and knows I’m someone who is striving to be successful in life."

That's excellent news as one hopes Adams will expand on his relationship when discussing him within the Dolphins facility.

Evans was something of a disappointment in the 40 at the combine, running 4.58. But he has a reason: He tweaked a hamstring prior to the run. He'll get another chance at the Florida Pro Day.

If you are wondering why all the coverage of safeties lately, you should understand that is an area of need for Miami. Chris Clemons is an unrestricted free agent. If he doesn't that is a hole for Miami. But even if he does, which I expect, the Dolphins have no real depth at the position.

They had to sign Tyrone Culver late last season to be the backup when they really had no plans of bringing him back when training camp closed and he was cut.

The need doesn't rise to the first-round status, but it will be a discussion later on. Evans might be a fit. And by the way, Evans is training in Boca. That's really close to the Dolphins' training facility.

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There is no shortage of sex in the USA, but men have to work for it and in too many relationships the woman wears the pants here. Women here are independent, have plenty of options,they don't need men. It just isn't that way in many other countries. It is still like 100 years ago. Men rule, and have their way. Women, pretty women, are grateful in many ways to have a gentleman boyfriend, because most South American men are macho disrespectful pigs that treat them like sheet. All you have to do is just converse normally with them and they quickly admire you. Latin men steer the conversation to sex after 3 minutes and quickly have their hands all over them, it's unreal, so we look like charming Romeos compared to them.

The Puritanical Religions play also a part in that attitude that Anglo-Saxon Women exibit, Geo. Induced Victorian mentality.

odinseye projects on to me that which he knows best, his world. Not mine.

If he were to spend a good 3 month stretch in Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina or Chile...he would see what I mean and if anything regret not going sooner. I had no idea myself until my first trip when I was 41. Make no mistake, I am talking about educated, honorable women with integrity.

True also, Geo. I told you this was a complicated theme. But Sex should be enjoyed, with absolutely no second thoughts or inhibitions. After it, you decide.

oscar @ 12:06... you make an astute point, right on the money. That whole Victorian Puritanical attitude doesn't exist in South America,or many other countries. We got screwed. This country would be far more fun if the Spaniards stayed and kept the Puritanical Brits out.

Tonight I've changed gears. My Brazilian girlfriend is having it her way. Cabernet Sauvignon, Godiva chocolate, and the insouciant sounds of Jobim while we ponder the moons reflection on the sea. Divine really.

Posted by: Geo | February 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Ah..........yeah.........Dude, except tonight you're actually Blogging away with Oscar about a bunch of made up bullSHEET Fantasies-LOL~!

OMG - This guy claims to be pondering moons and some BS Divine reflections. With a Brazilian Beauty-ROFLMFAO!

Wonder what his South American Sweetie is doing while he blabs away to Oscar about his sexual fantasies?

D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L...........GuuuuuuuuFFaaaaaaaaaw!!!!

Tardo forgot he was bloggin. He SO DUMB, he bust himself. He dummerin Hillbilly Hank Heel.

Seriously Dude, I don't think you forgot. I think your just THAT Fvcking StOOpid-ROTFLMAO!

I'm out, I'm not going to sit here and read The TrollTards "Made Up" Sexual Fantasies-LOL. His Beauty is over and pondering the moonlight. Yet he posts for 5 straight hours with Oscar?

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ValHalla!!!!

The changing role of Women as they were incorporated in this Society on an earning capacity almost = or = to Men, also has had a big impact in the Man-Woman relationship, Geo. I remember the great Michael Crichton saying he was in a restaurant when this Corp chick approached him and right out told him she wanted to fukkkk him and gave him her card. She did, and early the next morning she said, - Well ,youknow, Work calls,, never to be seen again.

look at odin, he is the one that can't handle someone else talking about girls! just what he accuses his pet gaytard of!

This idea of it being 'too soon to do it' doesn't exist in many other countries. That is remnant of the guilt ridden Puritanical influence. Hey, if you have hunger, why wait to feed yourself? It is something other cultures can't even comprehend.

My point is, men here have way more opportunities than they realize if they drop their xenophobia and reach further out. My girl is 8 years younger than me, no big deal, but you will see down there many many men 50+ with women 20 years younger, it is common and accepted as normal. Age is not an issue down there.

odinseye....

I live in north Ft Lauderdale, right off A1A. It is lined with apartments and homes and you don't have to be rich to live here. I'm on the second floor two short blocks from the ocean....not a penthouse luxury suite, just a normal pad with a terrace. And yes, I can afford a bottle of wine. Have you been on welfare your whole life?

oscar, yes, economics is the key. Women here earn better than in most other countries, or at least started earning better much earlier, and therefore are far less dependent on a man. It has been a great equalizer for their benefit, not so much ours.

Much, much more to abound in these Themes. Two things that can't be equated and that they are easily done and we did here, are Sex and the relationship Man-Woman. We'll keep on talking.

Men like odinseye think I am off in fantasy land. It is too hard for them to believe it. I understand. But...if he took my advice and took that trip, no doubt he would thank me later.

I've been living with my girl 3 years now. We don't hold hands 24 hours a day. She works earlier than me and goes to bed early, that is why I come on later.

Guys out there, I am doing you a favor and trying to enlighten you. You don't have to be a slave to some uptight bossy woman here. You can have a pretty girl much younger that isn't all obsessed with the feminist movement and is genuinely happy to be your woman. Forget Thailand and Amsterdam, that is ok for cheap fun, but if you want a woman...a nice woman, you have no friggin idea how many opportunities await you abroad. It is another reality.

Good luck and good night.

Religions. You shouldn't feel bad for what you have done wrongly. You didn't know any better.

Well, I have no Woman now and I feel more at Peace than I have felt in the last 25 years. Of course, this can't go on...

There have been serious Anthropological studies conducted in somewhat isolated but not ultra primitive Societies that demonstrate that the Union between a Man and a Woman, in general and for whatever reasons, lasts approx. 7 years. Then the Man leaves. Has always happened to me. GN

There is nothing wrong with the Dolphins that a competent GM could not cure.

And I say this as a medical professional of some repute.

How come all the cool girls are ugly? Lol
And the pretty ones psychotic?
They never stop talking...ever...
There are some hot chicks that are cool, but they always broke. Unless they in show biz. :-) (I hope she aint a stripper).
U be lucky to find brains and beauty.
We need balance.

I like josh Evans watch him in the combine. He stood out from the safeties in there. I think he'd be a good late second rounder early third round. Though I don't hell make it the third based on team needs.

ODIN,

Yes it was me that you were discussing Lane Johnson with before the combine. The kid is an absolute beast of a Tackle. Unfortunately, I think he has performed well enough to be top 10 and maybe even the 1st Tackle taken. I could see him and Fisher overtaking Joeckel on draft day.

As I see it there are a few key questions are FO has to honestly ask themselves:

1) Can Martin develop the strength and balance to be a good LT? If not, we should consider trading up to grab one of these top 3 guys. Forget Long, he wants big $$$ and he is routinely finishing on IR. We have seen this with Grove and Smiley and while I truly appreciate what Long did for us while healthy, I can't see him returning to old form.

2) Did any of our CB's show enough to be considered a starter next year? If yes, we need only draft someone for the other spot in the 1st 2 rds. If No, we need 1 FA and another guy or 2 in rds 1-3.

3) Finally, is Hartline what Sherman wants as his #2 or #3 WR? We all know he isn't a number 1 but I think he could excel as a 2 or a 3 guy. What our #1 is will tell whether Hartline is better suited to be a 2 or 3. If we have a big, physical #1( Marshall type) Hartline isn't quite fast enough to be a #2 IMO. However, if our #1 is a speedier type WR (like Reggie Wayne in his prime), Hartline will get more production as a 2.
This question will answer whether we pay Hartline his asking price to have him back or not IMO. Also when and where we take a WR in this draft.

I can't wait to see how this plays out, As FA unfolds we should see this get cleared up.

Matt Elam.......2nd round no brainer. ...or Dashon Goldston from SF in FA

Ron Willis, I second that motion!!!

Elam would be an excellent choice to bolster our Saftey position. He will be a stud! A bigger less injury prone version of Bob Sanders.

I would feel it was a great start to get him in the fold.

I am a big fan of Goldston as well but I doubt that he goes anywhere. SF will not break up that dynamic duo of Goldston and Whittner. They are assassins back there.

Par for the course...most every free agent I think the Fins should tab gets re-signed by their original team. Case in point DE Michael Johnson! Arrgh.

I hope they can make a play for CB Keenan Lewis from Pitt but may be same story.

Cheers,

1. The facts are that Tannehill may or may not be the solution. People concluding he is not have no unambiguous data for that conclusion - especially given his lesser experience coming into the job and the facts that his stats compare roughly equally to his peers. We need to give him tools in this draft and FA. He needs to study film and work on technique in the off season. By the end of next year it will be a matter of fact not opinion whether he is the solution.

2. Ireland recruited staff for a team build on a 1980s model for Parcels as he was paid and instructed to do. That model did not work out. In the last two years he has been hit or miss. He has a clear set of needs, lots of salary cap space, lots of high draft picks and an unambiguous opportunity to prove his worth. Again by the end of next year it will be a matter of fact not opinion whether he should be GM or not.

Personally I am optimistic in both cases. But opinion is just opinion. Their performance will prove the point one way or the other.

You're an idiot, Armando.

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