- Rich Incognito suspended The Dolphins have now suspended Incognito indefinitely
- Fins keep season alive Cam Wake's sack/safety in OT preserves the Fins victory and season
- Fins lose control in 2nd half Dolphins lose a 14 point lead and the game to the Patriots
- Fins trade for OT McKinnie Miami sends a late round conditional pick for OT Bryant McKinnie
NFL drafted related
There has been much media discussion with the Dolphins trade up for DE Dion Jordan. And most pundits have been favorable to this year’s Miami Dolphins draft.
But what about the rest of the AFC East? What about the teams that Miami squares off against twice a year?
Buffalo Bills – Trading down from #8 to #16 netted QB E.J. Manuel, LB Kiko Alonso, and TE Chris Gragg.
Can the accuracy issues Manuel displayed at FSU be corrected? I have my doubts because accuracy is rarely a trait that figures itself out (see Jake Locker) in the NFL. Manuel has the athleticism, character, and arm talent to justify the risk-reward, though.
2nd and 3rd round WR’s Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin add weapons to an offense that needs them.
New York Jets – CB Dee Milliner is no Darrelle Revis, but he was the BPA for the Jets at #9 with LB Barkevious Mingo and WR Tavon Austin off the board. I disagree whole-heartedly with the pic Continue reading
WR Terrell Sinkfield of the University of Northern Iowa first made sporting headlines when it was reported that he ran 4.19s in the 40 yard dash at his pro day in early March. I was always doubtful that this was an accurate hand time and at a follow up pro day, which was attended by a higher caliber of NFL scouts, Terrell was clocked twice in the low 4.3s, with an official best of 4.33s.
Sinkfield definitely has elite level speed, and although his times are not 4.19s as first reported, it is still fast enough to comfortably put him in the Tavon Austin and Marquise Goodwin speed bracket. Along with his straight-line speed, Sinkfield also has outstanding leaping ability, with a vertical of 42.5 inches. Those measurables give him a tremendous catching radius.
However, it remains a concern that Sinkfield went undrafted after receiving national notoriety, you would assume that with all the attention he received, if there was enough raw talent a team would have selected him in the later rounds of the draft, rather than take the risk ofbeingoutbid Continue reading
New Look 2013 Miami Dolphins
I am hoping that we are going to see a hybrid defensive scheme in 2013, with multiple looks and personnel combinations. The Dolphins have in my opinion one of the most versatile defensive front 7′s in football. This 2013 defensive roster that Jeff Ireland has assembled can switch between 4-3, 3-4, and nickel variations without a hitch. I expect to see an aggressive blitz heavy defense that gets after the Quarterback.
Our defense will be able to cause confusion at the LOS with Linebackers bringing heat and athletic DEs dropping into a shallow zone on occasion. Opposing Quarterbacks should have issues trusting their pre-snap reads and difficultly locating where the soft spots are in the underneath zone. I am glad to see Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones back protecting the deep middle, they should grow even more in the second year under Kevin Coyle.
Rookie Dion Jordan may split time with Jared Odrick at RE on obvious running situations, as he still needs to bulk up from 248lbs to reduce the liability versus the ground game. Iamstillabit Continue reading
Dion Jordon. Dallas Thomas. Jelani Jenkins. What do these three players have in common? Aside from them being Miami Dolphins, all three are versatile enough to play different positions.
And that was seemingly the theme of this year’s Miami Dolphin draft.
Jordon, an amazing athlete, could play the ROLB spot when the Fins line up in the 3-4 defense. He can also transition to the strong side LB or DE in a 4-3 defense.
Many times while at Oregon, Jordon dropped back into coverage on the TE or slot receiver, giving defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle the ability to disguise what Jordon will be doing.
Costing the Fins only the #12 and #42 picks, Jordon could prove to be a huge bain for opposing offenses for years to come.
Dallas Thomas, a two year starter at LT for Tenneesse, was moved inside to the left guard spot for his senior year. While some question if his footwork is good enough to transition to a OT in the NFL, he does have experience playing both.
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If you told me that GM Jeff Ireland would land the #1 player on my board on both Thursday (Jordan) and Friday (Taylor), I’d remind you that the Dolphins always take my least favorite player in the NFL Draft (Jason Allen, Pat White, Daniel Thomas).
1) S Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse (5-9, 213)
Like Cyprien and Swearinger (2nd rounders), he’s a hard-hitter whose range is good enough. Could compete with Chris Clemons sooner rather than later. Shocked everyone at the combine with
2) OT David Bakhtiari, Colorado* (6-4, 299)
Athletic RT who plays bigger than his size indicates. Likely would’ve stayed for his Senior season to improve his draft stock if Colorado weren’t such a trainwreck.
3) WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech (6-0, 204)
Falling because he doesn’t stick out in one particular area. Solid across the board.
4) RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford (5-9, 214)
Fills need for power and pass protection in a #2 RB. Strong, durable inside runner who ran for 2860 yards and 23 TD’s in his last two years at Stanford. Daniel Thomas now can be traded for a 7th rounder in 2015, or a bag of Fritos,o Continue reading