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Burleson would have been insurance Dolphins still want

The interest in Nate Burleson by the Miami Dolphins was not so acute that they would get into a bidding war with the Cleveland Browns. Indeed, it was portrayed to me as a chance to investigate a solid veteran receiver who might be available at a relatively inexpensive price.

Burleson signed a one-year contract with Cleveland instead.

But the interest the Dolphins had raises some questions because it suggests the team saw the opportunity to purchase something that should not go unnoticed and now is unattended: Insurace for the health of Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline.

Gibson and Hartline finished last season with knee injuries. Both are expected back for 2014 and, indeed, Hartline is conservatively expected back for June's mandatory minicamp, if not earlier. Gibson, who suffered a more serious patellar tendon tear in New England last October, is expected back at some point in training camp in late July and August.

But no amount of optimism about the recovery of two-thirds of the Miami starting receiver corps overshadows the fact the Dolphins felt a desire if not a need to shop for insurance (in the person of Burleson) against the possibility one of the two receivers (more likely Gibson) might not be ready for the 2014 season.

This raises the question whether the Dolphins will continue shopping for that insurance now that Burleson has gone to Cleveland? I believe the answer is yes. If another veteran receiver who the Dolphins think can be a good locker room add at a relatively cheap price comes along, I'd expect the Dolphins to show interest.

It speaks to having a secondary plan in case Plan A doesn't play out to script.

The script the Dolphins are operating under says Gibson and Hartline will be ready to play the 2014 regular season. Look for general manager Dennis Hickey to continue looking for opportunities to hedge his bet ... just in case the script doesn't go as planned.

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The homers have a big sign on their chest,"I AM DUMB" haha
Posted by: Ready Set Go | April 08, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Home wanted Kuechly not Tannehill

What are you go to do next call them poopie faces?Are you retarded, is that your problem?

Ireland had 3 bust picks @ 1,2,3


Home wanted Kuechly not Tannehill

That's why Home hates Tannehill

Dolphins draft under Home 4 GM

1)LB Kuechly (not Tannehill)

2)WR Jeffery over 1400 YDs 7 TDs, better than Wallace (not Martin)

3)QB Foles 27 TDs 2 INTs or QB Wilson SB winner (not Egnew)

None of these Ireland's 1,2,3 2012 drat picks will be on the team next year:

Tannefail
Martin
egnew

NeMo, I love Dee Ford .. if the Dolphins are keeping their cards close to the vest about moving Jordan to OLB, then selecting Ford would make some sense. Guy is beastly and has a shot of having as good a career as Clowney.

Ford, Jordan, Vernon, Wake, odrick all on the field at the same time would make for some interesting looks. If our DC wasn't the Scarecrow.

I really do hope they move Jordan to OLB. Not so much because he can't rush the passer but because his coverage skills are top notch.

Moses has slow arse feet Home, do your homework... not a fit...

Jordan will be mediocre at best

if the skinny kid w the bad shoulder doesn't get that chronically bad shoulder healthy

. . . then another bust

to go w QB Pat White

In the Jets game Tannehill missed 3 ten yd passes BY TEN YDS!!! Really. The WR's were just shocked at the inaccuracy.

In what decade will the Dolphins finally get a franchise QB?

Moses is gonna be great
Can already do everythng Fat Albert can do
Butt on the right side

Mark Stuck Up in toronto
don't know shiet about Moses

as uusghe
mark don't know shiet bout American Football

Mark, I really like the trade back scenario as a good option. San Fran might be the best trade partner. They have 6 picks in the top 100 and moving up to grab a solid player could put them over the top.

Moving back to 30 and getting an extra 2nd rounder would be a good scenario. BPA in round 1 late and then can plug our needs on day 2.

mark don't know shiet bout American Football
Posted by: Reel Dolphin In Sight w Home | April 08, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Yes like you can't enjoy cheeseburgers unless you're American. God you're dumb.

Trust in Home 4 GM

Moses will be a force to recon with:

scouting report also says nothing about slow feet like Mark Stuck Up in Toronto wants u to believe

Home always pick good/great draft picks and always knows the Dolphins weakest link way b4 the season starts

proof is in the Home archives

anyWHOO
here is Moses who will be good an possible elite:

STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

POSITIVES: Ideal length and proportion throughout for an NFL offensive tackle. Does a good job of exhibiting patience off the snap as he routinely establishes width and good bend in his base to either absorb or mirror his opponent in pass protection. Makes good use of his long arms by extending and punching to keep defenders off his frame. Displays a fluid, consistent kick-slide when asked to track and dictate a speed rusher around the edge.
Exhibits a strong first step and impressive burst for his size, when asked to fire through to the second level as a run blocker. Powerful hands to latch and steer against opponents of all sizes. Does a good job sustaining effort and contact to the whistle, and makes a concerted attempt to drive his opponent off the block rather than simply occupying him. Impressive lower-half flexibility and anchoring strength when absorbing a bull-rush.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the ability to stop and start with suddenness or redirect in a short area. Struggles to get low and snap into smaller opponents at the second level, and will over-pursue as a run-blocker. Isn't always decisive in space and lacks commitment at times as a lead blocker on outside runs.

Collapses at the elbow or will simply drop his head and ram his target when on the run, leaving him susceptible to whiffing or losing his balance and toppling forward. Has struggled with weight fluctuations throughout his career.

COMPARES TO: Ryan Clady, OT, Denver Broncos - Like Clady, Morgan enters the draft with plus movement skills for his size, but comes with many of the same questions that Clady did in terms of his ability to gnerate power enough to move defenders consistently as a run-blocker. If he can improve in this area, Moses has the upside to be a top-notch blind-side protector at the next level, as Clady has become.

God you're dumb.

Posted by: Darkoak | April 08, 2014 at 11:54 AM

oscar, is that you?

Home again proving Mark Stuck Up in Toronto
Dead Wrong Again

only mention of Morgan Moses feet in scouting report is nimble

nimble is a compliment

nim·ble (nĭm′bəl)
adj. nim·bler, nim·blest
1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers. See Synonyms at dexterous.
2. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding:

PLAYER OVERVIEW

Moses is the definition of a "dancing bear" with his mammoth size and nimble feet. He likes to use his limbs to get his hands on defenders and take them wherever he wants, but needs to continue and refine his technique. If he continues to develop while staying in shape, Moses will be an attractive blocker for the next level.

Home knows football and who is a good/bad fit for the Miami Dolphins

period

STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

POSITIVES: Ideal length and proportion throughout for an NFL offensive tackle. Does a good job of exhibiting patience off the snap as he routinely establishes width and good bend in his base to either absorb or mirror his opponent in pass protection. Makes good use of his long arms by extending and punching to keep defenders off his frame. Displays a fluid, consistent kick-slide when asked to track and dictate a speed rusher around the edge.
Exhibits a strong first step and impressive burst for his size, when asked to fire through to the second level as a run blocker. Powerful hands to latch and steer against opponents of all sizes. Does a good job sustaining effort and contact to the whistle, and makes a concerted attempt to drive his opponent off the block rather than simply occupying him. Impressive lower-half flexibility and anchoring strength when absorbing a bull-rush.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the ability to stop and start with suddenness or redirect in a short area. Struggles to get low and snap into smaller opponents at the second level, and will over-pursue as a run-blocker. Isn't always decisive in space and lacks commitment at times as a lead blocker on outside runs.

Collapses at the elbow or will simply drop his head and ram his target when on the run, leaving him susceptible to whiffing or losing his balance and toppling forward. Has struggled with weight fluctuations throughout his career.

COMPARES TO: Ryan Clady, OT, Denver Broncos - Like Clady, Morgan enters the draft with plus movement skills for his size, but comes with many of the same questions that Clady did in terms of his ability to gnerate power enough to move defenders consistently as a run-blocker. If he can improve in this area, Moses has the upside to be a top-notch blind-side protector at the next level, as Clady has become.

--Derek Stephens and Dane Brugler (2/2/14)

PLAYER OVERVIEW

Moses is the definition of a "dancing bear" with his mammoth size and nimble feet. He likes to use his limbs to get his hands on defenders and take them wherever he wants, but needs to continue and refine his technique. If he continues to develop while staying in shape, Moses will be an attractive blocker for the next level.

Thank Home 4 - Reel Dolphin In Sight

pre NFL size weight

Morgan Moses 6-6 315 lbs

This Mammoth Dancing Bear is still a cub
In a few yrs Moses will be one mean mountain of a man

great interview lately on NFL Network w Moses and his beard

lol

Dolphin need to draft Lewan & Moses
and we will in fact have a very good 0-line

All facts
As always
posted by Home

Morgan Moses Scouting Report

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664226/morgan-moses

Moses also has already weighed in at 335 lbs w strength coach

Lewan & Moses and the Dolphins are back in the game

period

Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com ...
www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/.../morgan-moses‎
CBSSports.com
Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia - NFL Draft player profile pages at CBSSports.com and ... 02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 35.

More on Morgan Moses:
Huge player with a hulking body.
Described by Senior Bowl director Phil Savage during the week of practices as "The Great Wall of China" and the "Rock of Gibraltar."
Boasts an octopus-­like seven-­foot wingspan.
Clearly possesses terrific range and reaching ability.
Very strong and naturally fluid attacking the play­-side end in outside-zone and stretch principles within Virginia's zone­-blocking scheme.
Doesn't "latch on and drive" with raw power in the run­ game; rather, he seems to latch on and "get opponents moving" with finesse and instincts.
Depth and technique of kick­ slide is choppy and machine-­like but very consistent.
Overall footwork is above­-average to strong on most snaps.
Faced off against a true outside speed­-rush threat in Auburn's Dee Ford during Senior Bowl practices and more than held his own.
Started for two seasons at right tackle before moving to the left side, proving versatility to at least provide swing-­tackle depth at the NFL level.
Averaged eight knockdowns per game through the 2013 season.
Registered the 11th-best broad jump of all offensive line participants at the combine.

Home drafts Lewan & Moses

the rest is conversation

just like Home drafts Kuechly over Tannefail

and superior Foles and Wilson were available in the 3rd

not a reach for a fake QB experiment

More on Moses scouting report:
Huge player with a hulking body.
Described by Senior Bowl director Phil Savage during the week of practices as "The Great Wall of China" and the "Rock of Gibraltar."
Boasts an octopus-­like seven-­foot wingspan.
Good nimble footwork.
Clearly possesses terrific range and reaching ability.
Very strong and naturally fluid attacking the play­-side end in outside-zone and stretch principles within Virginia's zone­-blocking scheme.
Doesn't "latch on and drive" with raw power in the run­ game; rather, he seems to latch on and "get opponents moving" with finesse and instincts.
Depth and technique of kick­ slide is choppy and machine-­like but very consistent.
Overall footwork is above­-average to strong on most snaps.
Faced off against a true outside speed­-rush threat in Auburn's Dee Ford during Senior Bowl practices and more than held his own.
Started for two seasons at right tackle before moving to the left side, proving versatility to at least provide swing-­tackle depth at the NFL level.
Averaged eight knockdowns per game through the 2013 season.
Registered the 11th-best broad jump of all offensive line participants at the combine.

"Overall footwork is above­-average to strong on most snaps."

Keep flappin your gums Mark Stuck up in Toronto


ah ha ha ha

man, do u look stupid as usghe

ah ahhahhahahaha ha ha

Home pick Lewan 1st round LT, Moses 2nd round RT

the rest is converation

Guys I live in the D, but m loyalty is in Miami. Nate would have been a great locker room guy, but the skills aren't there anymore. And he still go paid to be a receiver.

I am not sure why everyone complains about Hartline, when there is a current player who can accomplish 2 1000 yard season let me know, R Matthew is blah nothing impressive, even Wallace did not do as well as Hartline and he got injured. Unless we are getting a Andre or Calvin Johnson Hartline is the Phins top reciever.

Brandon Gibson was our best wide receiver when healthy. He converted third downs and scored touchdowns. We would have made the playoffs and even advanced a bit if he'd not gotten hurt.

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