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Morning Joe with Dolphins' coach Philbin

PHOENIX -- I had breakfast with Joe Philbin this morning. Actually he had a mandatory breakfast with all the media covering this event. He had a sausage and egg burrito, french toast, some fruit and coffee. I had everything else.

He spoke for about an hour.

The highlights:

Philbin discussed some of  his former Green Bay, some of which have been rumored as coming to the Dolphins. On Jermichael Finley: "Competed hard, practiced hard. Good guy."

Philbin on the read option: "It's a good play. We have it in our offense. But it's not a magical. You can stop it."

Philbin boils down Michael Egnew's problem last year gettig on the field: He talked about not seeing enough from him in practice. Made occassional play but it was rare. Then Philbin boiled it down by saying, "It's his play speed." Philbin wants Egnew to get his "speed it up." Yeah, not good.

The Dolphins studied Mike Wallace by studying every play he ran the past two years. They studied every catch. They studied every drop. They studied every pass patter he ran. Philbin said it's untrue Wallace is a one-trick pony, running only go routes. He added that Wallace won't be running go routes exclusively in Miami.

Philbin's expectations of Wallace? "Get open, catch the ball, hopefully make a couple of guys miss after. That's what a receiver does." 

Joe Philbin gushed about Greg Jennings and said the report that suggested Philbin didn't really like the former free agent wide receiver was untrue. "I don't know where that came from that Joe Philbin doesn't like him."

Philbin is a very even-keel guy. Not excitable. But he wants you, the fans, to get fired up. "I want our fans to expect us to be a good football team."

Philbin wants better production from his defense as far as turnovers: "I'd like us to be a better blitz team," he said. 

Philbin said part of reason Ellerbe and Wheeler were added was to get "more impactful plays.

Philbin said the team is not at stage to consider bringing in competition for Dan Carpenter but "we'll consider anything."

Philbin said John Jerry needs to stay on his feet better. But the primary thing the team is concerned about relative to Jerry is ... his weight. When Jerry left after the season he was told, "let's see how much you weigh when come back."

TE Dustin Keller's blocking has been called to question: "We have to be smart about game planning and what we ask him to do." Still has desire to do it."

I asked you Philbin if he's convinced Ryan Tannehill will become a good quarterback. He offered this: "There's nothing to me that suggests he's not going to be a good quarterback."

 ... And this: "I think he's going to be a very good quarterback, sure."

You've likely read me refer to 'Philbin guy" on this blog. What's a Philbin guy? "I want good decent people that want to be there, want to win. We can work with those kind of guys." And this: "I want a guy when shuts door on car and is in the building he's excited about being there ..."

Philbin says he feels team has established culture and free agents have to fit in to that. "Fall in line" is a term he used.

Philbin said he feels the team did too much meeting in classroom and not enough lifting so Dolphins are changing that this year.

Joe Philbin suggested the plan in free agency was to fill needs at all positions so the Dolphins could go into the draft feeling they could go in any direction they want. Meanwhile he's not satisfied with how thigns are today: "I don't know we're complete at any position."

You'll remember I've told you that the Dolphins believe Jonathan Martin can be a solid left tackle if he gets stronger but the question is will he want to do that? Will he work hard enough? Philbin said Martin is "all business and working at his trade" so he wants to get stronger, better. Philbin said Martin has to add consistency to his game. And, as a tackle, he has to block all defensive ends, "not 11 out 16 DEs" and do by himself. Consistently.

Philbin said it is only coincidence the Dolphins '12 leadership council, including Jake Long, Karlos Dansby and Reggie Bush are gone: "We think we have some excellent leaders on the football team now.

That's all for now. Check back again and again for updates from the NFL annual meeting.

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FIRST!

From the last blog,

Mark I could see Ireland trading up to get Lane Johnson if the price isn't too high. I mean Miami has 11 picks so he has the ammo to do it.

I would agree with you about cb and wr. There is good talent in 2nd and 3rd rounds. Another thing I would love personally would be if Ireland took Tank Carradine in the 2nd round to improve the pass rush.

NFL.com ranks the remaining free agents & Karlos Dansby appears in small text at the very bottom in the "best of the rest" category!

Shocking? If he's so good in pass coerage why is he not even one of the top 30 or 30 FA's remaining?

You guessed it, he stinks!

SECOND!

read ur twatter armando.lol

Philbin is as doomed as Sparano was with Irescum as the GM.

Philbin said Martin is "all business and working at his trade" so he wants to get stronger, better.

So we can expect him to be stronger next season?

Exactly!!! Fill EVERY position of need in FA and not have to worry about which direction to go in draft. That is the way to build. Take best player available regardless in the draft. I been saying that for awhile here, that was the Dolphin plan. Still a couple holes to fill in FA but like where we are.

Tracy Porter is still out there and is only going to be 27 in August. He's had a couple of decent years but, doesn't look like he's ever played a full season!

What's his deal?

Because of his age & experience, he might be a good signing for depth at CB but has to be minimum money & incentive based.

Zonk is doomed to be a dick the rest of his life

Is this English?

How can you consider yourself a writer after typing up this crap. Do you even know or understand English. The information was nice, but you have to reread everything to break it down and understand it. Go teach Ebonics to white upper class kids who try to act poor and cool.

The Miami Dolphins are a better team (on paper) than they were a month ago. And, a month from now (after the draft) will be better still. However, we'll know more come about week 8 of the season...

Martin is a turnstile at LT. They better find Tannehill a better solution then Martin.

NeMo,

Glad you mentioned Carradine in the last blog. To me this guy looks like a better player than his much heralded teammate Werner. Dude was super productive and came out with much better measurables than Bjoern ... I think he's one to watch

Posted by: LOL | March 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Anyone who's read my posts know you're a troll. I'm a proponent of letting Martin play LT.

But, you're just a sad, bitter, fat, old troll upset that Miami is trying to become relevant.

Go use another name and post about no more draft picks left from 2008 or how Ireland has more busts than Dolly Parton.

Hijacking names = pathetic = You.


Yeah, problem looks mental with Egnew. The physical is there.

As far as Wallace, I put it in this blog a million times, saw him live last year against the Giants and his big play was a simple crossing route where he got a yard or two seperation and took it to the house with ease. It is a fallacy that he only runs go routes. The crossing pattern which is also a staple in the WCo is a big weapon with this guy.

I think Armando had Omar Kelly proof read and type this up when they are out in Arizona.

Or better yet troll, the room breaking out in laughter when Ireland drafted D. Thomas.

You haven't used that one in a few days!

If they are really high on J. Martin then it makes sense to let j. Long walk. I am kinda up in the air with free agency.

On the one hand, they landed wallace, ellerbe, wheeler, keller and gibson

On the other hand, they lost Marshall, Davis, Smith, Bush, Long, Dansby, Burnett, and Fasano.

The glass half full side of me says we upgraded at WR, LB and TE. We got rid of 7-9 team.

The glass half empty sides of me says, we lost two starting corners and premium offensive tackle as the net result of the roster turnover.

John Jerry carries around his own portable airbag.

NeMo, further to DEs, the guy I really want is Margus Hunt, SMU . This guy is an ANIMAL ....

Habib, Marshall & Davis? Both guys were traded last year. has nothing to do with this year.

Wish I had more faith in Marshall with his injuries and Patterson who I don't know enough about back at the CB spots. Still like to see a veteran opposite Wake to put more pressure on the QB.

Fake LOL, the best part of you dripped down your mommas leg. I'm sure she's still proud of you though!

I just want to say that there comes a time when a true fan puts mistakes of the past behind, and looks forward to a change for the better.

That's what makes you a fan...a supporter, a rooter...

All of us have been critical to some degree ....that is born of disappointment...


...that's only human...but eventually , a true fan rises above the team's failures, and gets behind a renewed effort to become a winner...

...I see that effort on the part of Ross and Ireland and Coach Philbin...and am willing to give them the benefit of my support, which now calls for patience, and new found optimism...

...and I'm calling upon everyone else who calls themselves a Dolfan to do the same....

....thanks for listening....

GO FINS!!!!

Mark, I'm pretty sure Carradine would be in the first round mix if it wasn't for the torn ACL. That happened in November so hopefully he would be ready by for most of training camp.

I watched a lot of FSU last year, he had the production to match the measurables. I think he had 11 sacks in 11 games or something close to that.

I like what we are doing. With the 2 new comp. picks awarded today in addition to the picks we already have, I think this could lead to some movement on draft day. Do you think they would trade up for Dee Millner? The guy really looks legit!

Grab a left tackle or start Nate Garner. But we still need as Pass Rusher. As I've said before, grab Dumervill. Then we will be solidified. Draft a corner at the 12 spot. Then a lineman in round 2.

No more, I think we get a CB in free agency, Woodson and Grimes are my candidates. There are a lot of good, young pass rushers in the draft, we might be able to draft one and put opposite Wake.

I think Philbin is the best thing that happened to Ireland.
I am much more comfortable with Wallace, now that I have heard what Philbin thinks. I also think that Philbin thinks we will win a lot of games this year. Since I trust his judgement more than anyone else I know, I believe it too.
Do not underestimate Vernon. He will be stronger and his motor is off the charts.
Go Phins!!

Mark, I would be all for Margus Hunt the guy is a freak. Hell, with his size and speed he could probably play tight end.

Ireland has a lot of picks to maneuver around. He could easily afford to trade up a bit if needed to make sure he gets his guy.

This is better on paper and will be Sunday!!

No doubt about it!

John Jerry's favorite request..."Pass the pancakes."

Sorry This team is better on paper and will be on Sunday.

...Mark in Toronto.. IMO I imagine Jerry Rice(Not that Wallace could powder Rices' nuts) But the type of patterns that Rice ran where like you said he caught a short pass, and took it to the barn..Or took the top off like a stripper at a gang bang, and we get it deep.


Wallace does not have to be the guy that makes the possession receiver type catches. He was brought here to be put in a position to make big plays..

Music To My Ear's.

Joe Philbin Speaks The Truth!!

Thank God!! Philbin Isn't As Ignorant As Some Posters Here .... And Realizes The LB's Have The Most Impact On Defense!! Only Position n Defense That Players Get Sacks, INT's, And Fumbles!! On The Regular!! Great Move Philbin!!

And The Fins Can Run The Spread Option!! They Just Don't Need To!!

Remember Sherman Has Over 700+ Offensive plays!! That Is Basically Every Play In Football!!

T-Hill Ran The Spread Option In College!! Out Of The Shotgun!! 4 Wide!!

Philbin Guy- A Guy That Loves Football And Doesn't Complain!!

Dansby Was Not A Philbin Guy!!

After a mandatory breakfast with all the anti-Dolphin media covering this event, Philbin downed a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.

With the 4th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select.......Dee Milliner, Cornerback from Alabama!!!!!

NO, IT'S NOT AS TYPO!!!! We will trade up and give Philly #12 plus one of our 3rd round picks!!!! Sean Smith problem solved, with some value add!!!!!!!

2nd round (#42), Right Tackle, depending on if they sign Andre Smith or Eric Winston. If they sign neither, then we will draft a Tackle in Round 2.

Milliner though is the only player they will move up and get, unless Luke Joeckel somehow is there after like #3, which is almost not possible.

Zonk, don't use the name Zonk when you know zero about football. Ireland has won free agency. Don't be stupid.

NeMo, this guy has just crazy insane measurables ... just jaw dropping... 280lbs, runs a 4.6, benches 38 times, and his agility tests came back with pretty good scores too.

Got 8 sacks at SMU and came to the sport late or he'd be a top end first round pick. This year's JPP right there on a lot of different levels ...

Armando, you are clearly the go to guy for Dolphin info and latest news. Keep up the great work!

Bane, sorry, you will be just as clueless today as you will be any other day of the week.

DD, you had me at the stripper comment ...

But yeah, get him in space and watch. It won't be simple vertical patterns all day.

john franco, Dumervil doesn't fit the system, he's a 3-4 rusher. He's 5-11 260, and doesn't hold the edge.

..I have never met Joe Philbin. But in his interviews. What I saw of him on Hard Knocks. The guy is just solid. Right! There is no coincidence that the Leadership Council guys are all gone.. If you believe that then put you tooth under your pillow for the tooth fairy.

Those guys are gone..All those chuckle heads in Philbins office pleading for Ocho are all gone. BM..gone. Vontae..Gone..Smith..Gone.

This is the time to do it. While Philbin still has some coaching capital. He is so new and raw, and different..His way or suck it!

I don't know if it will work. I don't know if Philbin ia a genius, or an idiot savant..One thing is clear. The old leadership..The old way of doing things was not working. I like the guy. He makes me laugh.

There is a new sheriff in town and his name is.............Reggie Hammond? No Joe Philbin.

The good news is we're rapidly dumping Ireland players.

ESPN POWER RANKINGS UPDATED:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/74371/espn-coms-nfl-pre-draft-power-rankings-2

we are on our way !!!
at 7-9 its time to let some of your top 22 walk
time to get young and fast
joe knows football
and ireland is the man

look at the cap situation even as it stands right now
we are in great shape and in a position to draft bpa

Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Armando :)

Dolphins re-signed G/T Nate Garner.
Although Garner made four starts at right tackle last year, he's not back to fill Jake Long's shoes by himself. He's a utility lineman capable of playing four positions and acting as quality depth. Both tackle spots remain a concern for the Dolphins as they ask right tackle Jonathan Martin to move to Ryan Tannehill's blind side.
Source: Ben Volin on Twitter
Mar 19 - 11:54 AM

Nice. IMO--That should be it until the draft. We've paid a fortune to re-sign some our own guys & in FA. B/c of the salary cap you don't have room to pay top dollar for every starter @ every position. At some point you have to bring in young, cheap talent that can contribute. That means @ CB, T, RB, Safety, etc.

The Q isn't whether rumours Failbin disliked Jennings were true, the Q s quite the opposite: Did Failbin want Jennings only to have Walllace forced upon him.

BTW--the consensus in Phoenix is that losing Long was a critical, nay fatal error.

Panic-Time once again, traceable to Ireland.

This is a perfect example of tons of cap space being totally meaningless when you have a crap GM. Letting both Reggie and Big Jake walk will be the final nail in Ireland's coffin.

"Philbin's expectations of Wallace? "Get open, catch the ball, hopefully make a couple of guys miss after. That's what a receiver does."

I love this guy. We finally got a HC that's not a clown.

Hey NO MORE, you are completely clueless bro!! F-Yourself

..I have never met Joe Philbin. But in his interviews. What I saw of him on Hard Knocks. The guy is just solid. Right! There is no coincidence that the Leadership Council guys are all gone.. If you believe that then put you tooth under your pillow for the tooth fairy.

Those guys are gone..All those chuckle heads in Philbins office pleading for Ocho are all gone. BM..gone. Vontae..Gone..Smith..Gone.

This is the time to do it. While Philbin still has some coaching capital. He is so new and raw, and different..His way or suck it!

I don't know if it will work. I don't know if Philbin ia a genius, or an idiot savant..One thing is clear. The old leadership..The old way of doing things was not working. I like the guy. He makes me laugh.

There is a new sheriff in town and his name is.............Reggie Hammond? No Joe Philbin.

Daryl,

Agreed! This guy is going to wind up saving Ireland's a##.

WE NEED PLAYMAKERS--

Have you ever eaten Greyhound or Doberman Pinscher meat?

cosbysweaters.com has leaked the new GIRLIE logo I myself WILL NOT buy any products with this logo KEEP THE OLD LOGO ROSS!!!

Isn't that the same logo that was on the Herlad that was not going to be the new logo? Looks like it

yep!!! Something aggressive would be better suited

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