- Fins sign OT Clabo Miami signs former Falcon OT Tyson Clabo to a 1 year deal
- Fins select CB Jamar Taylor Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is the Fins selection at the #54 pick
- Davone Bess traded to Browns Reports that WR Bess has indeed been traded to the Browns
- Miami takes DE Dion Jordan Miami trades up with the Raiders to select DE Dion Jordan
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This is the make or break year for QB Ryan Tannehill?
–John, Pembroke Pines
To a certain extent, I think so. For me, I typically give a QB 25-30 starts to accurately judge him. (The Dolphin coaches might give him more.) Does he have what it takes? Are the mistakes he makes correctable? Is he learning the offensive schemes quick enough?
Recently, Tannehill talked about getting his feet set to improve his accuracy. (Something that is correctable.)
Overall, I know that I liked what I saw from Tannehill last season. Three times last season Tannehill brought the team from behind and put them in a position to win. Unfortunately, Dan Carpenter missed game winning field goals against the Cards and Jets. But that still says something about Tannehill’s moxie.
With a lot more talent around him, Tannehill needs to have success, and show that he is the long term answer this season.
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What did you think of the rest of the AFC East’s drafts? I think we killed them! –Phinphanphorlife
A. – Here is some of what Max Lukas had to say about the rest of the AFC East’s drafts. Read it here.
Some analysts such as John Clayton and Jason Cole rated the Fins as having one of the best draft’s in the NFL. Others, such as Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Fins a B-. There was some discussion about it on our message board.
We will have more post draft coverage not just for the Fins, but also the AFC East in the coming days!
Top 100 NFL players and Cam Wake was only 89th? What BS!! –RussGuss
Can you believe Cameron (Wake) was only 89th on that list? –Chad
Wake only 89? More media bias against the Dolphins! –Fred, Conn.
A. – The list is completely subjective. Hell, I don’t think Wake even made the list at all last year. So I don’t pay attention to it.
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Yesterday’s mailbag article brought in several more email questions, so I thought I’d post them. You keep sending them, and I’ll keep posting them. Enjoy!
1)Taking everything into account (not just talent, but injury, compensation, likely contract, etc.) how would you rank the five OTs the ‘Phins are said to be interested in (Winston, Clabo, McKinnie, Justice and Albert?–Deof Movestofca, Calif?
I would rate Winston at the top followed closely by Clabo. Winston is the youngest of the OTs, and fits the zone blocking scheme.
Winston Justice would be ok….but I think Eric Winston is a better scheme fit while Clabo is a better overall OT than Justice. Just my opinion.
McKinney is the only true left tackle….but he the oldest of the group….has a few injury concerns….and is a known partier. South Beach and that lifestyle? I’m not keen on Bryant.
As for Albert, I don’t want him. Not for a second rounder…..not for $8 million plus a year. I think the trade for him is “deader than Elvis”.
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With their next pick, Miami selected CB Jamar Taylor. I have been high on Taylor from the get go and was thrilled he dropped to #54. I had to wonder why he dropped so far.
Reports have surfaced (from Barry Jackson and others) that Taylor was having kidney problems, and that he had lost 40% of the function in his kidneys.
But doctors have determined that was caused by the blood pressure medicine he was taking. That has since been changed, and Taylor’s kidneys should be just fine.
That said, I fully expect Taylor to complete not only for playing time, but maybe even a starter’s position in training camp.
In the third round, I watched the guy I coveted, OT Terron Armstead, fall pick after pick. I even thought, “The Fins might want to give up a 6th rounder to trade up several spots to ensure they get Armstead.”
It didn’t happen.
Armstead went two picks ahead of Miami at #77. I can’t help but wonder if that was the guy Miami really wanted?Inst Continue reading
Over the past few days I have received several emails asking about various NFL free agents still on the market. So I thought it would be a great time to open up the ‘ol mailbag and answer some of these questions.
Question – Its going take Dion Jordon time to mature. Dwight Freeney is still out there so why not sign until he (Dion) is ready? Brett – Boca Rotan
Answer – Dion will play this year. So will guys like Derrick Shelby and Olivier Vernon. They need plays and practice to develop. The more snaps they get, the more they can develop. A guy like Freeney takes snaps away from those players. So no thanks.
Question – Are the Dolphins going to settle on a tackle already? Fred – Connecticut
Answer – I sure hope so. Out of Winston, Clabo, McKinney, and Justice, I like Winston the most. He is the youngest and best fits Philbin’s zone blocking scheme. No injury problems. Clabo is a very close second.
Question – Hey what about signing Tim Tebow to play TE? Continue reading