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What must happen for the Dolphins to be Super Bowl good?

The NFL season ends today with the crowning of the Super Bowl 47 champion.

Tomorrow we begin a new season. As I write here many fans and even some teams will study the Ravens and 49ers to see if they can find clues or reasons both those teams are Super and everyone else, well, isn't.

So I gave you my opinion. What's your's?

What must happen for the Dolphins to become a Super Bowl team? No, I don't believe the distance between them and the playoffs is that great. Three or four more wins and the Dolphins are a playoff team. But a Super Bowl team?

That gulf is wide, in my opinion.

Still, can the Dolphins bridge that gap in a couple of years, as the 49ers went from 6-10 in 2010 to the NFC championship game in 2011 and the Super Bowl today?

What must happen for that to happen?

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Tannehill will be ok. Like Henne, he needs 5-6 years to develop.

Poor Omar Kelly has really gone down fast. Nobody likes him. He's just too strict in his ways.

They get him proper help, RT, outside of Luck, will be the best QB out of the 2012 Class. Remember, you heard it here first.

IF YOU DON't THINK THAT HAVING WEAPONS OR PLAYMAKERS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

ASK MARK SANCHEZ.

WHO DID HE HAVE TO THROW TO FOR THE FIRST TWO AFC CHAMPIONSHIP YEARS?

WHO DID HE HAVE THESE LAST TWO?

ASK YOURSELF WHAT WAS DIFFERENT?

LOL.

WE NEED WEAPONS.

MATTHEW STAFFORD GOT CALVIN JOHNSON.

WHAT's THAT DOING HIM?

SAME AS ANY OTHER QB THAT's NOT DOING ANYTHING.

NOT ENOUGH PLAYMAKERS.

ALL QBs THAT IS CONSIDERED GREAT HAS MANY PLAYMAKERS.

PLEASE NAME ONE THAT DIDN't.

Tannehill is a bust. EVERYONE will realize that by next season.

COMMONSENSE:

HE NEEDS WEAPONS

THIS JOB IS SO EASY.

YOU GET GREAT WRs AND A O-LINE.

YOU GET A GREAT D-LINE AND GOOD CBs.

BUILDING A SUPERBOWL TEAM IS EASY

In regards to Ryan Tannehill............

“Now we’re going to hopefully see a big jump in his development.”

-Jeff Ireland-
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Is it just me.........does anyone find this.........I dunno.........DISTURBING maybe?

**HOPEFULLY**

To me, Jeff seemed alot more enthisiastic last April when he used the 12th overall pick on this guy. I mean, if you used your HIGH first round pick on a QB, shouldn't you be a little MORE than.........."HOPEFUL?"

Being a former scout turned GM, I imagined Ireland putting the bulk of last years off season into drafting **H-I-S** Quarterback Of The Future!

Now, LESS THAN 10 MONTHS LATER, Jeff is merely "HOPEFUL?" "HOPEFUL" that we all see a big jump in Tannehill's Development?

I know how easy it is for **ME** to read to much into something and I know how easily things are taken out of context in this soundbite/internet/tweeting age.

I'm sorry, but I don't believe any of that applies here. Ross alluded to him being the next Marino and taking us to a Super Bowl. Sherman HAD to have endorsed the kid having Coached him at A&M. Like we witnessed during Hard Knocks, Philbin consistantly "Got His Way!" and Tannehill was part of "His Way".

So whats the deal with Ireland suddenly? Jeff was all in, hurrahs and all. So much so, he hitched the future of his career ever so tightly to The Tannehill Wagon. Jeff is the one who actually pulled the trigger, Jeff is ultimately the "Officer In Charge" on this one.

And I repeat:

Now, LESS THAN 10 MONTHS LATER, Jeff is merely "HOPEFUL?" "HOPEFUL" that we'll see a big jump in Tannehill's Development?
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HELP!!!!


I like Armando's Topic.

Though I would have prefered:

What must happen for the Dolphins to be **PLAYOFFS** good(First things FIRST)?

Lets use the Ravens as an example. The obvious and easy answer, like Mando's article last week says, Ireland must start collecting playmakers, playmakers and **MORE** Playmakers.

I want to be a little more specific and use Ozzie Newsome and what he did for the Ravens, as an example. Particularly what he did to ensure that his All Important Quarterback would develop properly and succeed.

Tannehill has forever to go if he ever wants to draw any fair comparisons to Flacco. Having said that, it's not impossible in the least. In fact, Tannehill's skills ARE similar to the Flacco of a couple years ago. Great Arm, Smart, Handles pressure and adversity well, etc, etc. Granted, Tannehill isn't there yet, but the similarities ARE!

Sooooooooooo......................
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To Be Continued............

PART II
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Take a closer look at what Newsome did for Flacco's development. I'm not talking about the Running Back duo(Power/Speed), the awesome WR corps or the playmaking Tight End either. For us, these needs are all to apparent.

One of the **BEST** things Newsome did for Flacco and his development in general was to solidify the offensive line and make sure Flacco had enough time to make a play. More times than not anyways.

I'm telling YOU that was the MAIN difference between this Super Bowl winning season and the last two years of being an "Also-Ran". It wasn't the defense either. I mean, they were good, but they were also fading fast. I watched quite a few of their games this year and by the 4th quarter, the D was always Gas-sed, or close to it.

It was what Ozzie did with the O-Line. Steadily improving it the past few seasons. Especially that slick move this year bringing in McKinnie, then one good shuffle/adjustment, putting the front 5 in the best spots in which to succeed. Osemele(whom I had in my mock)was another brilliant move for Newsome.

Anyway, the final piece of Flacco's development was simply putting a Very Good Offensive Line in front of him. Look at the past few years for the Ravens O-Line. Look at how they graded out and the number of sacks, pressures and knockdowns they gave up!
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To Be Continued.................

PART III
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Those numbers improved steadily, finally jelled, and suddenly Joe Flacco is a Super Bowl winning QB. I'm not comparing Flacco to Brady, but I am comparing how they play under pressure as opposed to none/not much pressure! Now, think back. Think back to how many times Tannehill didn't have time to take a 3 step drop. A 5 step drop. Think back to how many times he was running for his life.

Constant pressure and being knocked around is NOT a good enviorment for an NFL Quarterback to develop in. I know it's obvious, it's universal across the entire NFL, CFL, The Collegiate level, etc, etc. If you want to develop an NFL Quarterback, SOLIDIFY his offensive line and look to continually improve it. Thats more than half the battle in my humble opinion.


To Be Continued.............

PART IV
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And after all, IT JUST CAN'T BE AS DIFFICULT as Camoron, SpOrano and their respective staffs made it seem-lol! Carbon Copy Newsomes Ravens if you have to Jeffy, the O-Line anyways.

Chance Warmack wouldn't be a se-xy pick at No.12. But I believe he would solidfy the offensive line. And that helps Tannehill's development just about as much as signing ONE and drafting TWO really good WR's!
Give Tannehill the kind of time Brady and Flacco got this year and watch the Kid Flourish!

ValHalla!!!!

Get a new General Manager.

Fins needs:
Keep Hartline, Starks and Fasano
TRUE #1 WR
Seem threat TE
Big back (who can stay healthy) to complement Lamar Miller
Another beastly DE opposite Cam Wake
Shutdown corner
Ballhawkin safety to pair with Jones
Get the O-Line finalized once and for all (guard and a right tackle?)
Last but not least...Tanny continues to improve

We can get there with picking the right free agents! We have to pick wisely! I really dot see a big time player cuming out of college! But some good players cuming out! It's on my Son Tannihill to step up! I'm talking about step up an run too!!!!????? I thank Wallece well be good for use an along with a down field TE match up with I think is a very good player Clay!! An go get Goldston from the 49ers! An go get a End!

In order for the Fins to go to the superbowl, 31 teams have to go on strike.

Seriously, wake me up when this team is 8-0 in a regular season. Until Ireland is back in Ireland -- milking goats -- this team will always be a 7-9 massive disappointment to me.

Lots of leap frogging also. For the Dolphins to be a superbowl team means the Patriots are not.

Miami dolphins gotta be biggest free agent spenders this offseason, and must get a 'A' in nfl draft...critical...but remember we just got 7th tuffest nfl schedule next year, and tannenhills going to have new wr's and all...no cake walk even with new playmakers...but it is very possible for this team to have fast success next season..

some fans not loyal and supportive! expect to be superbowl champs overnight..it don't happen like that..it did not for ravens...takes time, and i thin k ireland learning and got team on right track...he knows he needs to spend and draft high in draft for playmakers...not the time to hold back and be cheap or conservative this year...some years yes, but this years critical for franchise...i give ireland credit on how he created phins ncap room and landed lots of qaulity nfl draft picks..miami is in a great position this offseason to really improve on both sides of the ball..plus young talent we already have should improve this offseason..look for the positives some people..we nare going to be a better more talented team next season by far!

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