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Jpex
10-22-2006, 10:09 PM
Draft threads belong in the draft forum.

I'm thinking we need OL help bad after today.

060693
10-22-2006, 10:19 PM
with all the pouding that our backs took wether it was Ricky Williams or Jay fiedler. Our OL has sucked for years. I hope this year none of us start posting stupid crap like we need a WR, or a CB. We need big ugly mean lineman on both sides of the line.

1334
10-22-2006, 10:20 PM
Why do you ask? Is someone going to pass on the #1 pick again like they did with Reggie Bush?

allred65
10-22-2006, 10:45 PM
Why do you ask? Is someone going to pass on the #1 pick again like they did with Reggie Bush?

That someone could be us drafting number one. I would prefer to trade down and accumulate more pix and use them to draft O-lineman, early and often. If there are quality ones available.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
10-22-2006, 10:59 PM
see sig.

endorPHINS72
10-22-2006, 11:02 PM
Draft threads belong in the draft forum.

I'm thinking we need OL help bad after today.

You have been warned by the moderators. Any further deviation from said protocol will result in your annihilation.

Majpain
10-22-2006, 11:07 PM
I dont want to daft a OL at number 1! If we want a O-line then trade down and get more draft picks!

PhinsTD
10-22-2006, 11:10 PM
Joe Thomas is said to be the best OT prospect since Pace. He has the type of size and strength that comes along only so often.

Give me an elite LT and the entire offense can fall in line around that. If Saban identifies Quinn as a better player, I'd be perfectly fine with him as well.

Personally, I think QB is most important position to have a good player, but LT would second in my book.

endorPHINS72
10-22-2006, 11:11 PM
It depends on where exactly we do pick, but I think Brady Quinn or Joe Thomas would be a great pickup. The main emphasis on the 2007 draft for the Dolphins MUST BE guys who can come in and make an impact, not projects or guys who never played to their potential.

DUB
10-22-2006, 11:29 PM
I look for Troy Smith to have a Vince Young like national title game and jump to the top of draft boards. Give be Quinn, Smith, Thomas, Calvin Johnson and I'm happy. Also trading down would be HUGE.

endorPHINS72
10-22-2006, 11:46 PM
Wasn't 2004 the year we supposedly fixed the offensive line? If the guys Spielman/Wannstedt did their jobs, the task of filling positions left and right on the Dolphins wouldn't be as difficult. Let's take a look at our positions of need:

QB: Daunte Culpepper (who knows if he'll ever play well again), Joey Harrington (not someone to build the hopes of a franchise around)

FB: Darian Barnes (Despite being a decent blocker, a good special teams player and a great effort to improve his hands during the offseason, Barnes is not a starting fullback in the NFL)

WR: Chris Chambers, Marty Booker, Wes Welker, Derek Hagan (I don't even know where to start with this unit. There is a lot of talent here, but consistency, concentration and playmaking seem to be foreign concepts to this group this year)

TE: Randy McMichael, Justin Peele (McMichael is just not living up to his enormous potential and has become a perennial tease. Peele is ok as a 2nd TE)

OT: Damion McIntosh, Vernon Carey, Anthony Alabi (L.J. Shelton was a miserable failure at LT and his horrible play forced the disappointing McIntosh into starting. Carey has had a decent year and may be starting to live up to his status as a #1 draft pick. It appears that Alabi may have been a wasted pick. The guy has had two years to learn the system and can't even start on a line that has struggled mightily)

G: Jeno James, L.J. Shelton, Joe Berger, Joe Toledo, Bennie Anderson, Seth McKinney (Ok, 4 of these 6 are either hurt consistently or on IR. But it seems that the philosophy of drafting or signing big, fat guys who can't pass block or pick up blitzes isn't working. James has been a flatout disappointment. His inability to live up to his contract makes him a likely target for a pink slip. McKinney has not been the answer at center and never got a chance to show what he could do at guard. Shelton and Anderson need a one way ticket out of Miami as well. It remains to be seen if Toledo is another Alabi)

C: Rex Hadnot (I must say that I thought moving Hadnot would pay dividends for this team since it was his natural position in college. He has struggled to say the least)

Defensive Line: (Jason Taylor is the only playmaker and Keith Traylor can still stuff the run with the best of them, but the rest are either past their prime or not very good. Manny Wright was a wasted pick and Matt Roth doesn't appear to be the playmaker Nick Saban thought he would be when he took him in the 2nd round. It remains to be seen whether rookies Fred Evans or Rodrique Wright are just hype or can actually help this defense)

LB: Zach Thomas still plays with fire and passion but has lost a step. He can no longer cover RBs and TEs, especially since he wasn't fast to begin with. Channing Crowder is athletic and has potential, but I am disappointed with his lack of progress this year. He has yet to record a sack, an INT or to take over a game. The rest of our LBs are warm bodies.

CB: Will Allen, Travis Daniels, Andre Goodman, Michael Lehan, Eddie Jackson, Will Poole (Allen and Daniels have been pretty good, but Daniels can't ever see the playing field because he can't stay healthy. Goodman has been decent, but Lehan and Jackson just plain suck. Who knows if Poole will ever play football again. I really have to question the playmaking skills of every player I've mentioned, because all of them combined have only 3 INTs in the last two years and Daniels has 2 of them)

S: Renadlo Hill, Travares Tillman, Yeremiah Bell, Jason Allen (Quite possibly the worst spots on the team. Tillman is god awful and Hill can run but can't cover anyone. Both of them should be gone. Bell is the only one who has made plays, yet he hasn't been starting. Jason Allen has been a god awful disappointment as the 16th pick in the draft, taking until the 7th game of the season to finally work his way into the dime package. Congratulation, son. You've made the bigtime at last.

K: Olindo Mare (Makes too much money and is very inconsistent)


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Besides that we're fine!

MiamiSportsFan
10-23-2006, 12:10 AM
WR Calvin Johnson from Georgia Tech #1 pick

dominizzo
10-23-2006, 03:28 AM
Calvin J or Thomas LT Stud

DonShula84
10-23-2006, 05:03 AM
Joe Thomas is said to be the best OT prospect since Pace. He has the type of size and strength that comes along only so often.

Give me an elite LT and the entire offense can fall in line around that. If Saban identifies Quinn as a better player, I'd be perfectly fine with him as well.

Personally, I think QB is most important position to have a good player, but LT would second in my book.

I dont know if he's better than D'Brickashaw Ferguson but I'm not a draft expert.

victacious
10-24-2006, 05:07 PM
ted ginn jr, then address the secondary in the 2nd .....free agency should focus only on big fat dudes on the o-line and D-LINE

Stitches
10-24-2006, 05:11 PM
ted ginn jr, then address the secondary in the 2nd .....free agency should focus only on big fat dudes on the o-line and D-LINE

Well, this thread was assuming we have the #1 pick overall, and Ginn is nowhere near worthy of being the #1 pick overall.

Chavez Ravine
10-24-2006, 05:15 PM
address the o-line

the Jets did this year and look at them

DonShula84
10-24-2006, 06:11 PM
ted ginn jr, then address the secondary in the 2nd .....free agency should focus only on big fat dudes on the o-line and D-LINE

Ginn is a huge reach where we will be picking and would be a horrible pick. If he is the first person taken in the draft Saban is trying to speed up his departure from Miami.

Frayser
10-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Joe Thomas is said to be the best OT prospect since Pace. He has the type of size and strength that comes along only so often.

Every year I hear the same thing. "Player X, who is the top LT in the draft, is the best prospect to come around since Orlando Pace."

I just don't buy the hype. Wasn't Robert Gallery supposed to be the next Jonathan Ogden?

First round offensive linemen are a crap shoot. We should make the OL the top priority in free agency. Then we should trade down with a team that is desperate for Adrian Peterson or Brady Quinn and seriously look at S, OLB, and DT. Our best players on defense are all over 30, and what was once a strength and staple of this franchise is soon going to be a huge liability.

Roman529
10-24-2006, 07:39 PM
CJ