- 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
WOW – NICE – WTF – OK
WOW – NICE – WTF – OK… That pretty much sums up the progression of my feelings about the draft thus far and our 4 picks. I am not going to discuss the trades we made in detail on day 2 because I really don’t care at the moment. I Have no idea why we did not trade up into the second round for Armstead! Right now I am fighting the urge to toss this laptop into the lake after that disappointing round 3.
I thought the Will Davis pick was a bit of a reach but not atrocious, I don’t know why the Dolphins traded up to get him after trading down, I was surprised to see him go before B.W. Webb among others. But Davis is a quick footed corner with great short area acceleration that can play at the nickle.
The pick that is most troubling to me is the Dallas Thomas selection at #77, I should really sleep on this selection before writing this article in an angry mood, but what Continue reading
Jeff Ireland just said to Tom Brady “Come at me Bro!”.
|Dion Jordan||DE/OLB||6-06||248||33 7/8||4.60|
Quote from Feb 07, 2013 “Cam is an amazing player and had a great season, but in my opinion all pressure is not equal. It is critical that Cam starts to get results from the weak side. But if Miami intends to use the alignment as they did in 2012, where Cam remains on the strong-side, finding a RE with the combination size, length and explosiveness is critical to the success of our overall scheme.” …. “A RE that can handle the role successfully to play in isolation like JPP or Julius Peppers is the most coveted of DEs league wide.”…. “We need pressure from the weak side, it is critical in my view to help create turnovers.” Max Lukas (2012 Miami’s Defensive Alignment)
Jeff Ireland certainly made a move that I absolutely love, but honestly I did not think it was possible. I had Pete Carroll’s prodigy Gus Bradley taking the speed and length of Jordan at #2 with the Jaguars. But the Continue reading
Ahhhh, spring is in the air. While my fellow Floridians would argue it feels more like summer (because it does), one very important thing has to happen for Dolfans before we can mentally concede that summer is truly approaching: the NFL Draft.
Every die hard NFL fan has Thursday April 25th, 2013 circled on their calendar, and will be hitting their TV/computer/tablet/smart phone/all of the above no later than 8 PM sharp. The NFL Draft brings out Armchair GMs in droves, gleefully postulating “Mock Drafts” by the dozens.
Our very own FinNation.com Message Board forum has an annual contest that is scored and open to all. The predictions are not only entertaining, but informative and occasionally clairvoyant. Unlike some devout fans, I don’t have the time to truly research the droves of draftees. So rather than hobble together an unworthy mock draft, I’ll content myself with being a mere Armchair QB, apply elbow grease to the genie bottle, and offer up three general wishes for the upcoming draft that is still one oh-so-long week away.
Am I the only one who hateshowthe Draft starts Continue reading
As a rule of thumb, I typically ignore 95% of all Fins related “news” (rumors) circulating around the web in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft. And the other 5% I take with a grain of salt. Teams are throwing up smokescreens, trying to disguise their true intentions.
That being said, Jeff Ireland has become more “media friendly” this year, and had a pre-draft conference yesterday. This is not like the Jeff Ireland of old. So maybe we have a kinder, friendlier Jeff Ireland?
Possible. Ireland had a lot of answers for the media’s questions. But how much of that is truth, and how much is smokescreen?
I thought I’d take a few highlights from Ireland’s conference, and break it down to see if it was smokescreen or truth.
–Having ammunition to trade up/down in the draft
True….having 11 picks in the draft does give you flexibility to move around. And it would not shock me to see the Fins trade up. But I don’t see Miami trading down.
Currently, Miami has 64 players under con Continue reading
For many of the last couple of decades the Miami Dolphins seemed to be flying by the seat of their pants. Moves were made to fill immediate needs. Choices were made in haste that proved to be incorrect. It didn’t appear to matter who the coach or General Manager was the results were the same.
Whether it was deciding on Ted Ginn, Brandon Marshall, or Dante Culpepper. Or passing on Matt Ryan, and Joe Flacco Miami seemed to get it wrong more times then not. As a fan it’s been a frustrating journey.
This team had a rich tradition of making wise choices dating back to 1970 when Joe Robbie lured coach Don Shula away from the Baltimore Colts, and while Shula only won two championships, he brought the Dolphins to the title game 5 times. 3 times in the 70’s, winning two, and twice in the 80’s. Shula also was wise enough to take a chance on a quarterback no team seemed to want in Dan Marino. But, Shula did not win because of Marino. Don’t fool yourself. He won because he demande Continue reading