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Dennis Hickey introduction live blog

The Dolphins will introduce new general manager Dennis Hickey at 4 p.m Tuesday. That calls for a live blog!

As I have not been here with you in a very long time and as there is a live event, I believe this would be a good time to share thoughts, analysis, opinions, insights as the new Dolphins GM makes his Dolphins debut.

I will be in the comments section for the start of the presser. Join me there.

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The Dolphins had the worst offensive line in the NFL last year.

It was also the worst OL in the history of the franchise...the sack totals show as much. Worse even than the expansion years.

Let's be REAL clear about something here: There is NO coach who could have fielded an effective offense burdened with that. There are NO magical "schemes" to cover a talent deficiency like that. There is NOTHING to prevent an opposing defense from exploiting such a glaring weakness.

If you believe otherwise, you are quite simply clueless about how this game works.

Yes, fine, bring in a guy like Lazor or whoever but until that talent improves up front they will get the SAME results.

Games are won and lost because of the players. And "genius" coaches are as real as the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. They do not exist.

Fix that line and Miami will have an effective offense. If it remains a problem they won't.

Period.

Ha!!!!

The dress is actually very stylish and understated. Could've been worse...

The Raiders also have the most cash-poor ownership in the league. You think the Dolphins have bad ownership? At least we have resources. Oakland doesn't even have the money to compete in today's NFL.

Someday I shall erect a grand city of alabaster and crystal named "Hajrukkah" where all shall live in peace and prosperity.

Except those who defy my edicts. They shall be beheaded and eaten by hyenas.

HAHA. Yeah, it was pretty funny actually

Zone blocking schemes seem to separate men from boys among OL coaches. Several NFL teams trying to install zone schemes in recent years have failed miserably. (T Sparano in Oakland). John Benton excelled in Houston with the zone. Miami fans have to be excited.

If Dolphan Denny doesn't pursue Jimmy Graham in free agency, he shall be booed out of town.

Graham is going to be franchised by the Saints if they can't come to an agreement. Not available.

There are no "schemes" to cover inferior players. Miami's OL will only improve when the talent does.

If the CBs and Jordan turn out great next year, then Ireland had a good draft and we let him go.

Game of Thrones spoiler alert!
Season 4-
King Joffery dies, and Tyrion kills his father (Tywin Lannister) with a crossbow while he's taking a dump.

Tannehill had a better year than kaep last year and a year very similar to Wilson... don't let the media sway you...

Wilson is in the super bowl and I still don;t think he's broken 300 yards passing in the offseason ...

HE is the game manager.

No Mark, never mind the media, don't be swayed by your love for Thill. Thill was closer to Chad Henne, Joe Flacco and Schaubs seasons than he was Wilson and Colin K.

Wilson 101
ColinK 93
Thill 81
Henne 77
Flacco 73
Schaub 73.

You see if you want to say....Tannehill had a better year than kaep last year and a year very similar to Wilson... don't let the media sway you...

Wilson is in the super bowl and I still don;t think he's broken 300 yards passing in the offseason ...

Ha ha, Mark you are amazingly blind. Russell Wilson has a rating of 90 in his playoff games, in the NFC championship he was 104. Im sure you would rather have Thill playing for you. Thill showed us what he can do in the clutch moments. Against the lowly Bills and Jets managed 44 as a rating. Thats really the QB you want not Wilson, no way, we want Thill.

Thill is a game manager thats true. He manages to play terribly when all we need is average play.

Cap space means absolutely nothing when you have blistering idiots at the control switches. Cap space is magnified only when smart capable highly capables are manning the posts.

It only benefits those most capable to take full advantage. There's a old and yet so prophetic phrase that still applies even today:

"A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE EASILY PARTED".

Enough said!

The dress I only wore to work and then changed!

Posted by: Marc | January 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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What is that word I'm looking for....?

What IS that word....?

What do you call it when a man dresses like a woman to make a living?

Anyways, wearing the dress "Changed" you, Huh....?

That's what you get for "Screwing" around Marc ;)

Jimmy Jam at 12:56 PM
I would not say he is a short field passer. He can through it long;he is just not accurate YET. But that can be corrected. Remember the same was said of Steve Young early on (if I remember correctly). T-Hill was not fond of Sherman's "progressive read" approach. That can affect your accuracy. Look at Bosh with the Heat. He said he was thinking too much instead of playing instinctively. Now that he is comfortable he is tearing it up. Allowing Tanny to "let it fly" may help. Sherman did not know how to adapt to his players' strength. He is an old man with stubborn ways. No?

I'am tired of hearing all the bad things about Ryan Tannehill,if Brady or Manning, or anyone else had to stand behind that offensive line they wouldn't do as good or any better


Wilson is in the super bowl and I still don;t think he's broken 300 yards passing in the offseason ...

HE is the game manager.

Thill is a game manager thats true. He manages to play terribly when all we need is average play.

Posted by: Marco | January 28, 2014 at 01:55 PM


Marco, Russell is more than just a "game manager" he's a "playmaker". Marino for all of his "amazing stats" could only muster 1 sb appearance and zero wins.

Like Marino, Wilson makes it to the SB in his 2nd season. Unlike Marino, Russell did not throw for 48tds.
Also, unlike your normal definition of a "game manager" Wilson almost always seems to be make the play to win the game. Game managers are asked not to lose the game.

Wilson is playmaker extraordinaire, blessed with a great defense that does not placed the entire game upon his shoulders. Because of this, there's been very few games where there's been great reason to be "fully unleashed".

Also, ask yourself, "How many 2nd yr "game managers" make Super Bowl in only their 2nd season?" That's a pretty "lonesome list", now isn't it?

It's AWAKE!

(Sigh).......

Marc,

Your slip was showing.

And grow some hair, you look like a gosh darn "Bull Dyke" trying to play "Dress Up".


It's AWAKE!

(Sigh).......

Posted by: odinseye | January 28, 2014 at 02:11 PM


Ahhh, wasn't necessary to announce your entrance, no one really cares. :)

Those were shorts fool. I wasn't concerned about being "pretty" Odin. Sorry brother

It's time to start thinking about a new owner. When this regime falls apart (and it will) just maybe Ross will sell and and the new owner will have some idea of how to run a pro football team. Does anyone really think this bunch is the all magic answer? Ross is the root and he must go.

Someone actually implied that Tannehill is at best, an intermediate thrower incapable of throw the long passes. Whoever stated this, you do realize that arm strength is not Tannehill's problem- he has a cannon for an arm. are you blind. Now accuracy on the deep ball is a whole other story but hopefully one that can be improved with more practice and better OL protection.

By the way MArco, Tannehill rated 7th in the NFL when you remove the sacks, which are also figured into passer rating. So that "81" passing rating is misleading.

For the last F_CKING time people- Ryan Tannehill is not the problem. HE is a franchise QB who is part of the solution. All Hickey has to do is get him a better OL and a larger seam threat TE.

Those were shorts fool. I wasn't concerned about being "pretty" Odin. Sorry brother

Posted by: Marc | January 28, 2014 at 02:15 PM

LMAO!

Well time to go, some very "ODINSEYE" things are beginning to happen around here. Surely worth sitting out until the live blog actually begins. :)

Tannehill produced zero 4th quarter touchdowns in nine games in 2013.

That is not the work of a franchise quarterback.

Even Jimmy Cefalo, who is a paid Dolphin's shill...even he has gone public and said that The Dolphins need a new quarterback.

Ireland was consistent with his two franchise quarterback prospects.

Henne = strong arm, inaccurate.

Tannehill = strong arm, inaccurate.

oh wow.....

Sacks have no bearing on QBR

Young signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985 after being the first player selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players. However, the Buccaneers posted 2–14 records in each of Young's two seasons with them, and Young's record as starter was 3–16. In his 19 games, he threw for only 11 touchdowns with 21 interceptions while completing fewer than 55% of his passes. Although his time in Tampa Bay was miserable, San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh was impressed by Young's natural abilities and felt that his problems were due to the struggling Bucs organization.

Young was deemed a bust and he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on April 24, 1987 to serve as a backup to Joe Montana.

Under a new owner and good coaches Tanny might be ok, I just cant tell without the right peaces in place and we are far from that....

No offense, but SERIOUSLY?

WTF does Jimmy Cefalo know?

I might have put some stock in Cefalo's opinion..........35 years ago.

There are any number of "Non-Senile" shills I could name that disagree completely.

Hickey could make a splash by announcing that he will hire his former boss, Dominik, like the Palm Beach Post is speculating in his press conference.

or would he have to fire Gaine first?

Sacks do have a barring on qbr

Question I would like Hickey to answer, How will he fix our O-line? Draft or Free Agency?

Does he prefer to build thru the draft or free agency?

The importance of signing key Free Agents.

How long is the contract for?

Sacks have NO BEARING on QBR.
http://brucey.net/nflab/statistics/qb_rating.html

They may have bearing on the "New" TQBR

I can't say for sure how good Tannehill can be.

But I have to say, **NO QUARTERBACK** should be judged when playing his second season behind an O-Line that broke and set records for sacks, hits and pressures allowed.

In my book, it's that simple. Get the O-Line fixed or at least vastly improved. Then I'd be willing to do some serious QB evaluations. Until then, the Kid ain't getting a fair shake.

Marco, combined in two games at home, Wilson has ammassed 334 yards, 1 touchdown and two fumbles. If this is a superstar .. then you can have him...

My love for Tannehill. I neveer said Tannehill was more than average or competent ... same as Wilson.

Posted by: Sam I Am | January 28, 2014 at 02:08 PM

Sam the first section quoted was by MIT, he called Wilson and Thill both game managers. Wilson is an extraordinary talent, Thill is the acrub, we argee here.

What does Jimmy Cefalo know ?

I don't like the guy, but he certainly knows more than any of us here about football.

...and by criticizing the Dolphins at all, especially their brilliant marketing plan, Tannehope, which duped a lot of suckers into supporting the team over the past two disappointing seasons, Jimmy Cefalo put his job on the line, his ties to the organization.

Ross is a shallow c u n t, he's sour grapes, he has proven this time and time again.

Nick Bunticonti (spelling?) criticized The Dolphins.

So did Kooch.

...and they haven't been invited back to Davie since.

So what does Cefalo know ?

More than you.

...and unlike you he's taken a risk by criticizing Tannehope, I mean Tannehill.

So he must have a conviction, unlike you, as yours is born of delusional, wishful thinking.

Still suckered by Tannehope, I mean Tannebust.

Nor fumbles, the stat that Russell Wilson is the master of, doesn't impact rating as well.

Rating... totally fukking useless stat on it's own..

No he doesn't. Fire yourself

If only you would go, YG, if only.

Wilson
63.6 comp 6,475 yds 52tds 19 ints 100.6 rat
Tannehill
59.4 comp 7,207 yds 36 tds 30 ints 79.1 rat

Can we please stop comparing the two. Wilson's stats are FAR superior, he's been in the playoffs the past 2 seasons and is headed to a Superbowl.

By the way MArco, Tannehill rated 7th in the NFL when you remove the sacks, which are also figured into passer rating. So that "81" passing rating is misleading.

For the last F_CKING time people- Ryan Tannehill is not the problem. HE is a franchise QB who is part of the solution. All Hickey has to do is get him a better OL and a larger seam threat TE.

Posted by: Frank from PA | January 28, 2014 at 02:16 PM

What the hell are you talking about, take away the sacks !!! Every QB takes sacks, some of them unlike Thill can throw the ball away and have the presence of mind not to take their teams out of FG range in the process.

You really are a joke Frank, your love for Thill is blinding you, if you have ever had any ability to judge players, you have lost any respect I would have for you.

Thill actually regressed in his Int % in his 2nd year and his average per attempt. These are two very telling stats where Thill has gone BACKWARDS instead of progressing.

Phin78, GREAT questions regarding DA. Good luck getting a straight answer out of Mondo and his resources.
Miami may not be the greatest gig in the NFL, but they'll always be better then Oakland. The place where careers go to end with large paydays.
Stay POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!

Fumbles Tanny 18 9 lost, Wilson 16, 8 lost

So he must have a conviction, unlike you, as yours is born of delusional, wishful thinking.

Still suckered by Tannehope, I mean Tannebust.

Posted by: FIRE ROSS | January 28, 2014 at 02:33 PM
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Braaaaaaawk - Brawk! Polly's running pretty fast and loose with that delusional word-LOL!

Braaaaaaaaaaaaaawk!!!!

Jimmy says........Jimmy says........Braaaaaawk!

Dolphins fan base is running like rats from a burning ship. Nice moves Ross you are the man.

Nor fumbles, the stat that Russell Wilson is the master of, doesn't impact rating as well.

Rating... totally fukking useless stat on it's own..

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 28, 2014 at 02:34 PM

Thill lost more balls than Wilson too. Next point !!!

Mark, you will never get it, Ive give up trying to help you, Iam talking to others out there in response to your lies.

Rushing
Wilson 1,028 5.4YPC 5 TDs

Tanehill 449 5.0YPC 3 TD's

Can we PLEASE just stop now?

Hahhaa, again marco with your stupid stat on INt %.

In year one... tannehill threw an INT 2.7% of the time

year two 2.9%

yet his touchdowns increased by 70%

yardage increased by 18%

operated the 9th best red zone offense in the nfl despite having zero run game or o line.

But his int rate increased marginally, he regressed. Shut the f'k up already...

Well, whne you answer and dissect my post, who are you talking to?

Actually Wilson turned the ball over mopre per attempt... what's that????

You know how you can tell YG is a Pin Dick?

He's here 24/7.

If not for his "Little Pimpkin" he would be laying around licking himself all day.

If only YG, if only..........LOL...

334 yards and more turnovers than touchddowns in the playoffs ... AT HOME

yeah, all hail the superstar...

Has anyone done a complete film analysis of all 58 sacks to see if Tannehill was more at fault for not getting rid of the ball within the ideal number of seconds and for his lack of pocket presence?

Marino was known for his quick release and moving well in the pocket regardless of not being a mobile QB. His quick release probably saved him from being another easy to sack QB. Many of his hurries would have been sacks if it weren't for his release.

Tannehill's progress will be more on improving the two things mentioned than counting on the o-line to give him an extra second. The o-line improving would be the icing on the cake. The best icing will not cover up a shitty cake.

Marco, combined in two games at home, Wilson has ammassed 334 yards, 1 touchdown and two fumbles. If this is a superstar .. then you can have him...

My love for Tannehill. I neveer said Tannehill was more than average or competent ... same as Wilson.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | January 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM

He still has a passer rating of 90 and this is against the best teams in the NFC, no the Jets and Bills. The plays he made and those deep throws to win the NFC championship game Thill could never throw.

Thill went for a rating of 44 in his playoff games. He had 286 1td 3 picks, all much worse than Wilsons stats, against far weaker teams, what are you still missing in this picture ?

HAHA. Here goes MarK with his "Advanced Statistics"

Just look at the straight up numbers. The end. By a landslide.

Marco, throw out 4 of tannehills picks where he just threw up a hailmarry at the end of the game. Those garbage picks is what actually increased his int% not throwing poor pass choices. And he had way more throwing attempts this season compared to last.

Marino was a scrambler in the pocket as well. Very underrated in that dept. The only reason his QBR wasn't higher was his affinity to get rid of the ball and not take a sack. Hence. Incompletions count against. Sacks don't.

But, as for Wilson vs. Tannehill there is no comparison.

Wilson is leaps and bounds ahead. Unless you count passing yardage.

Dennis Hickey was another horrible hire.

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