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Dolphins introduce Wheeler, Ellerbe to media

Skullking around Dolphins camp I've picked up a nugget here and there. Here's the top nugget I have relative to the Dolphins apparently curious exchange of linebackers from Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett to Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.

Thinks playmaking. Think pass coverage. Think more speed. Think youth.

And, as was discussed Tuesday, all for about the same cap charge or less than what the Dolphins had.

The Dolphins in 2012 were not happy with the fact the defense did not have players that got the unit off the field. Yes,Cameron Wake was one. But who else?

Neither Dansby nor Burnett came up with game-changing plays. But the team believes that is more likely to get that from Wheeler and Ellerbe.

Both Dansby and Burnett, hitting the other side of 30, started to struggle in pass coverage in 2012. The Dolphins didn't feel it was going to get better as the pair got older. Enter Wheeler and Ellerbe -- both of which are gifted in pass coverage and have perhaps more speed than Burnett and Dansby.

Both players showed their enthusiasm for being with the Dolphins today when they were introduced to the media.

Ellerbe described himself as someone "who plays like their hair is on fire."

Wheeler described himself at the start of his press conference by using the word, "aggressive" in a 30 second span.

Like it.

Ellerbe comes from the Baltimore Ravens. He knows something about beating the New England Patriots. That's important for the Dolphins because that is the team they have to unseat if they're going to win the AFC East.

""Sooner or later you have to make something happen<" Ellerbe said of how to play the New England offense. "You have to make a play or force a turnover."

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GM Son Of Dashi,

From Last Blog.

LB's Are The Swiss Army Knife Of A Defense!! The MLB Is The Heart Of A Defense!! The Defacto Leader!!

LB's Own LB Land!! LB Land- The First 10 Yds From LOS From Sideline To Sideline!!

LB's Stop The RUN!

LB's Cover The Pass!!

LB's Rush The Passer!!

Dansby Covered The Run?

Is That Why When Ever A RB Cut Back On our Defense They EXPOSED the LB's!!

Our Run Defense Was Soliai & Starks!! Any RB Running Outside!! Or Hit The Second Level They EXPOSED The LB's!!

130 Tkls For A MLB In A 4-3 Is Mediocre!!

GM SOD, I Like Most Of Your Post. But Trying To Stand Up For Dansby and His Mediocre Play!! Is Blasphemy!!

And Kris Is Right! Skill Beats Will Over 85% Of The Time!! Yes, You Stopped Some People That Might've Been More Physically Imposing!!

BUT

CAN YOU CONSISTENTLY STOP A RANDY MOSS!! OR A CALVIN JOHNSON!!

Why Is Lebron James The Best B-Ball Player In The World? He Is The Most Physically Gifted Athlete!!

Supreme Skill Beats A Heart Of A Lion!! Any day!!

Heart And Skill!! Make You An All time Great!!

Just Ask Yourself? Would I Be In The NFL If I Had The Same Skill As Say S.Smith? You Would Probably Be An All-Pro. (Smith Has No Heart)

Reason Dashi Wants To Smack Anybody Above 6'6" and Doesn't Play In The NBA Or Is Garbage!! Some People Waste The Gift God Gave Them!!

TE GARAE MACHANIC PICKS A WR AND A LB AND DC DOLPN SAYS TEAM WILLGO 11 AND 5. ALMOSTFUNNY.
DIDNTTHE GARAGE MAAIC DOTHE SM H DANSBYND MARSHAL?
REURN TO THE CELLR.

BUFFET OF NUGGETS

Just because your tall doesn't.mean you got skills Dashi. Ask joey haynos.

Armando, what is going on with Keller, any news?

What are the phins thinking in terms of Corners? Would they consider trading a 2nd to GB to sign Shields?

Would they do that with Pitta or Dixon from Baltimore? a 2nd or a 4th?

Any word on tackle being address?

Coyle wants a multi-dimensional, attacking defense. The Fins issue on D is they had too many players who couldn't do multiple things. Dansby and Burnett were decent to good in coverage but had some issues in the run game and weren't good blitzers. Smith could only play press because he was lost in zone coverage, where you can get more picks from than man. This year, the Dolphins are remaking the team with playmakers!


I think this post alone proves we'll be 11-5 next Season. Do we even need to play the games?

Posted by: DC Dolfan | March 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM


BUFFET OF RE-POSTS.

The Dolphins in 2012 were not happy with the fact the defense did not have players that got the unit off the field. Yes,Cameron Wake was one. But who else?

Neither Dansby nor Burnett came up with game-changing plays. But the team believes that is more likely to get that from Wheeler and Ellerbe.

Mando,

The move makes perfect sense. Forget their numbers in terms of tackles. How many big plays or big stops did either player make last year when it mattered??? Just too many missed tackles & big plays in the middle of field. Had to make Coyle sick to his stomach all year. The only LB I saw doing anything good was Misi.

Dashi,

Glad they dumped Dansby & Burnett & their ridiculous salaries.

Per Armando:

"The Dolphins in 2012 were not happy with the fact the defense did not have players that got the unit off the field."

EXACTLY HOW DANSBY GOT HIS 135 TKLS. DEFENSE COULDNT GET OFF OF THE FIELD.

HAD DANSBY/BURNETT BEEN REAL PLAY MAKERS, THE DEFENSE SPENDS LESS TIME ON THE FIELD, MEANING DANSBY FINISHES AROUND 95-100 TKLS.

RAVENS D SPENT LESS TIME ON THE FIELD, THEREFORE ELLERBEE'S TACKLE TOTAL AT 98 STOPS. tACKLE TOTALS WELL IN EXCESS OF 100 TACKLES ISNT ALWAYS A SIGN OF GREATNESS.

Yes,

But Tall And With Skill. Dashi Mentioned Skill More Than Height.

People Talk About Speed Can't Be Taught!!

Which Is The Hugest Lie Ever!! Ask anybody Who Has Ran Track, They Teach You To Run Faster!!

Height Is The Only Thing An Athlete Can't Learn!!

If D.Bess Was B'Marshall's Size? Who Would Be The Better Wr?

If R.Wilson Was 6'4", Who Would Be Graded Higher? Luck Or Wilson?

Just Because You're Tall Doesn't Mean You Have Skill. But Being Tall Does Give You A Higher Chance Of Being Picked.

Height And Size Are 2 Main Things When People Look At Potential!!

Posted by: We Need Playmakers | March 13, 2013 at 03:19 PM

FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE MAKE AN ORIGINAL POST. FOR YOU ITS EITHER A REGURGITATED POST OR FLAT OUT NONE SENSE. YET YOU STILL DUMP ON OTHER POSTERS.

LOL...

ARMANDO,

HOW ABOUT AGAIN TELLING IDIOT WNP AND HIS OTHER GANG OF IDIOTS I DONT USE ALIASES.

NOT THAT IT WOULD DO ANY GOOD FOR THE BRAIN DEAD. LOL...

This whole Long deal or lack there of, makes Omar kind of look like a butt. I really like his articles , but the ONE time he gets a scoop its false. Anyone know what the Phins organization thinks of him? They seem to like Armando and feed him nuggets

And Sammo,

Dashi Was Talking To GM SOD!! He Played College Ball And Was A DB!!

I Wasn't Talking About You!!

Even If You Were 6'6" You Probably Would Be Garbage!!

SOD, Actually Has Some Skill!!

I SEE BY FLIPPERS POSTS HES ALREADY DRUNK,FLIPPER TILL US ANOUT TIME WHEN YOU SAID SPORONO WOULD BE THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COACH AFTER HE GOT FIRED.

BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE.

Posted by: Rdubs | March 13, 2013 at 03:27 PM

DOES OMAR'S PIMP HAT AVATAR LEND A CLUE?

Skulking:
"To lie in hiding, as out of cowardice or bad conscience; lurk."

HAHAHAHAH
Nice opening bro

Per Shefter, Mckinney on his way to Miami for a visit.

Maybe they're looking for a stop gap tackle to free up all the draft picks to find young playmakers?

I like the idea. Invest short term in a tackle in FA, draft one and let him develop for a year before throiwng him to the wolves.

Posted by: ALoco | March 13, 2013 at 03:30 PM

ALOCO,

IM NOT DRUNK IM SHT-FACED BUB.....hiccup......hiccup...

GET IT RIGHT LOUISE.....hiccup...hiccup...

DB/YG4E, HAVE YOU BEEN DRUNKING WITH MR.ODIN TODAY?

The biggest Dbag on this blong HANDS DOWN....
Posts @ 311, 318, 330
Congratulations ALoco Buffet of Douchebaggery.

IT has grown mighty quiet since I saw the news Keller was visiting Miami. Wonder if thats good or bad??

WNP,

Agreed. Dansby And Burnett Had To Go.

But Dashi Is Still Waiting For Someone To Come Out Of Hiding!!

Funny!! The Guy Who Said It Was Impossible!! And Dashi Stop Talking Nonsense!! Doesn't Want To Show!!

WE ALL KNOW YOU'VE BEEN READING THIS CRAIG!!

The Dolphins suck and have for years. Pure chyt franchise.

ALOCO,

I HAVE BEEN DRINKING...hiccup...hiccup....WITH MY FINE PAL...hiccup...hiccup.... DANIEL JACK TODAY

OR WAS THAT BOBBY JACK? ...hiccup...hiccup..... I THINK IT WAS BABY JACK...hiccup...hiccup...

Dashi, rumor has it Armando put him in a time out for misbehaving.

LOL, McKinnie was one guy I thought of as a potential stop gap for a LT. As he showed in the playoffs, he can still play but he isn't your answer for the next 5 years. Frees up our first pick further and also gives Martin a chance to condition himself into a LT. Can't build an NFL body in one year .. no matter what Mando says ... even with the rocket fuel. Any thoughts of him being our opening day LT scare me.

Canadiens should stick to ice fishing.

Love the moves. Airwaves and sports pages are filled with homers chewing sour grapes that their teams aren't making the same moves.

Wallace WAS worth the money because he's young, fast and can change the way teams defence us just by lining.
Is it a lot of money? Yes, but that's what it costs to get your guy on day 1 of FA.

Same with Ellerbe. Is he Ray Lewis? No, he's the guy the SB champs were counting on to replace Lewis. Good enough for me.

LOL,

Mando Wouldn't Do That. Mando Let's Us All Go Off!! You Know How Many Times People Wanted To Ban Dashi? Or Anyone Else?

YG Will Also Tell You They're Is Many Ways To Get Around It!!

Dashi Believes Craig Hanged Himself With His Pink Dansby Jersey!! David Carradine Style!!

Posted by: Dashi© | March 13, 2013 at 03:08 PM

YOUR SO WRONG Lebron wasn't great until he lost in the finals twice he had to grow a desire that ate at him so much it started to drive him mad. You watch him play after the last finals lost and you can tell he was different he was hungrier. Yes talent is good but the you don't win with most talent you win with the hardest workers and men willing to got the distance for the team. Talent however can't be thought but you can have individuals buy in and pursue a goal with vigor and heart. this is why you draft talent and this is why talent doesn't always win.

Jordan was a great talent (wasn't the best talent, reason he didn't go number 1) but, with the heart of a champion he became legendary

FIRE IRESCUM NOW!!!!

I like the attitude of these two guys. Anyone that has played d on the ravens is a good pickup. They should understand how to get to the playoffs and win once they are there. These 2 guys will change the Phins game a lot more than that backpedalling tandem we had last year.

GM SOD, I Like Most Of Your Post. But Trying To Stand Up For Dansby and His Mediocre Play!! Is Blasphemy!!

I agree but I would not call him a non-starter in the league. It's more of my belief that dansby is a talent that didn't play with heart. Our own Zach Thomas was oversize and over matched but his heart was undeniable

Dashi, bobbyd12 said Mando did it to him yesterday so it is possible. He was going off on me in obnoxious fashion for days.

It doesn't matter. The blog has been nice n peaceful the last couple of day so in the end, who cares?

No need to rip him on Dansby. I'm sure he is aware he was way off on that.

353
FAIL

YG @ 3:44, perhaps you should tell that Tom Demitroff, you know the guy that was smart enough to draft Matt Ryan while we sucked it and picked jake Long, you know the Canadian that has had a team in the playoffs every year while we watch them?

Maybe he should be ice fishing like all other Canadians. Go suckk giant dikks u faggg

I may be clouded by my own past into believing in heart over talent but I have seen it time in and time out and I have been an example of it as well.

http://www.ayitinou.com/article-posts/29-haitian-articles/1193-fius-odarris-dhaiti-has-to-manage-time-on-off-the-field.html

REMAINING CRITICAL NEEDS: RED ALERT PRIORITY

OFFENSE

1. Starting RT
2. Starting TE

DEFENSE

1. Starting #1 corner

Every other position is either yellow alert upgrade or luxury upgrade.

Only TE, RT, and #1 CB are positions with currently without quality named starters.

Having a conversation with yourself bro...
HAHAHAHAH


Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 03:56 PM

Dumbass, you were here when Armando pubically posted I do not use aliases. Remember, the same day Armando pubically spanked you? Perhaps you should get a brain.

You and CraigM, absolutely refused to believe, more than 1 poster thinks youre total idiots. Geez, LOL...

Posted by: Dashi© | March 13, 2013 at 03:08 PM

Btw I did shut down a guy named julio Jones among other in my senior year so I don't discount that I can play against NFL level players and win my share of match ups. Believe when I say I wasn't the most talented guy on the field but I wouldn't left them out work me. I have little desire to play as I lived my dream (and nearly broke my body in the process) and now pursue my education

GM SOD,

U Answered Your Own Question.

Lebron Was #1 Overall Out Of High School. (And Remember What I Said, Skill and Heart Equals All time Great)

Dansby Is Mediocre. If Somebody Else Wants To Start Him. GOOD!! As Long As It Is Not The Dolphins!!

And Zach Was Short!! But He Was Full Of Skill!! Zach Was The Smartest MLB Ever!! He Knew What The Offense Was Doing Before The Offense Did!!

Zach Had Skill!! See The Highlight Reel Dashi Posted Yesterday!!

Welker likely to sign in Denver.

publically, LOL...

Are you willing to grind....? That whats make a winner (DRIVE!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0_LChRM_UA

YG, it is no co-incidence Bacon only shows up when you're here and no co-incidence Bacon shows the same level of illiteracy you do. Same fukkin ignorant, moron, inescapably retarded YG style ...

Even an unemployed sakk of shite like you can afford two computers or a computer and a handhelp with seperate IP addresses.

Try sprouting your ignorance, stupidity and absolute stink somewhere else.

FUKK yourself and that goat of a mother you have dipshyte....

What if NE doesn't retain Welker...Teams will not fear them with Amendola. They are potentially losing Woodhead too.

Brady's outlet valves are disappearing & they REALLY have no outside WR threats to worry too much about.

Look at the AFC East. If NE loses Welker, Miami has the best WR corp in the division. Maybe it's not a dream to think Miami could challenge them if we get a couple more pieces.

I know they have the TE's but, NE may be in deep doo doo without Welker! Very likely NE loads up on WR's in the draft.

SOD,

Here's Some Advice.

Be Careful What You Say. You Have Some People Here That Love To Regurgitate What You Say.

Don't Get To Personal. SOME People Here Are The Jealous Type. And Don't Believe People Can Have Personal Success.

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With That Said, Even A Garbage Can Gets A Steak.

Dashi Has Hit HR's Off Future Major Leaguers!! Doesn't Mean I'm Sammy Sosa!!

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:08 PM

Great thing about your prescense is that does prison library does close around fivish, inmate state property Child Predator Alligator Mark.

I wipe my ass with both you and your girlfriend CraigM using this screen name. Give one good realistic reason I would want to use another? LOL...

Lebron had all the skill in the world but he couldn't cause it was my belief he lack something (what more ppl say) I think that drive was missing, that heart to say I WON'T LET US LOSE.

Zach physically skills where questionable coming out ....short, small, not very fast. He was smart cause he prepared and elevated things in his game that could. He played with a desire.

I am basically trying to support my argument that talent is what you want but you NEED a player with desire and drive

With That Said, Even A Garbage Can Gets A Steak.

Dashi Has Hit HR's Off Future Major Leaguers!! Doesn't Mean I'm Sammy Sosa!!

Posted by: Dashi© | March 13, 2013 at 04:11 PM

Lol, that was funny. I do understand. Trying to find examples to support my point guess I took to a hear a little. I still do stand by the Heart over talent debate

You've never wiped ur azzz in your life ...

Child Predator Alligator Mark,

Now listen carefully. Here's what happens daily when wiping my ass with you and your girlfriend CraigM.

BWOOOOOOSH..................................................

In case you didnt recognize that sound you heard on a daily basis. Its called a "TOILET" flush.

BWOOOOOOOOSH.......................... LOL...

GM SOD.....

Congrats on your defense of Julio Jones.....in the end...superior TALENT won out over your WILLingness to work hard.....as you say..you got a broken body for your all out effort....

Julio Jones got an NFL contract....and a team willing to give their whole NFL draft to get him.....

you get to be on a football blog with the rest of us who had some glory days in the past......but ultimately didn't have the skill to get us to the next level.....

SKILL won man....and thats not a slight toward you....or anyone else on this blog....

Child Predator Alligator Mark,

Bwooooooosh....bloop-bloop-bloop-bloop.... Get used to it! LOL....

Dude, you've never bested me on any football topic here in your life ... the day that I fall short of being on the correct side of a topic with you is the day I end myself ...

Boldin still retiring instead of playing somewhere else you typing diahrea?

PFT says Omar Kelly got it wrong. Long not signed, not even offered money from Rams yet. geez, get it right before trying to get it first

I see it's finally starting to sink in that Fins FA = Epic Fail.

No Cook

No DBs

No Left Tackle

No Hope

martin still weak on the bench because he has long arms turdbreath?

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