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trade for brayl
04-26-2009, 12:54 AM
For all of you pat white bashers....the dolphins just got the steal of the draft.......while alot of you are scratching your heads about this pick you will see alot of head coaches and defensive coordinators scratchiing their heads also next year. so please tell me how the hell you gonna defend him when he goes onto the field? he just made the miami offense one of the most exciting to watch next year. Had he been 6'3 he woulda been the 1st pick in the draft but the biggest thing about him is his heart and i for one am very happy with this pick

#1dolphinsfan
04-26-2009, 12:59 AM
our biggest steals were Davis and Smith. Davis was projected teens in the first round, and smith was projected late first early second. pat white wasnt a steal IMHO

Mr772
04-26-2009, 01:00 AM
I was expecting to read about Davis.

I do like the White pick though.

dlockz
04-26-2009, 01:04 AM
You might want to look up the defination of steal.

fishypete
04-26-2009, 01:09 AM
You might want to look up the defination of steal.

Actually...I rather write it like this...Steel.

White ran over 4000 yds and passed for over 6000 yds


Patrick White has been playing quarterback since seventh grade and prefers to keep it that way. It's hard to blame him, really. Coming out of high school in Daphne, Ala., a bunch of Southeastern Conference schools told White that he couldn't play quarterback for them. Then he became a star at the position for West Virginia. When his four years were up in Morgantown, the Mountaineers were 34-8 in games White started. He broke 19 school, Big East and NCAA records, and became the first quarterback to start four bowl victories in college football history. But White did much of his damage to defenses with his legs, running for 4,480 of the 10,529 total yards he gained. Having 'most prolific running quarterback in major college history' on your resume doesn't do much to convince NFL scouts you're ready to call signals on Sundays. All that speed and elusiveness in a 6-foot-1, barely 200-pound package made White look like a prime candidate to make the switch to receiver, the way dual-threat college quarterbacks such as Washington's Antwaan Randle El and the New York Jets' Brad Smith have in the NFL. So after all White has accomplished, the question he faced coming out of high school is still dogging him as he prepares for an NFL career: Can Patrick White play quarterback at the next level? The doubts don't frustrate him. "I kind of knew I was going to get it," he said in a recent phone interview. "Just trying to work to prove them wrong." He's been doing a good job. The first two rounds of the draft are Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and there's a chance White won't have to wait until Sunday, when the final five rounds are held, to hear his name called. "I feel like I've opened eyes," White said. "Have I opened the right eyes? We'll see. I'm just hoping they give me a chance." - AP Sports

Digital
04-26-2009, 01:17 AM
I think Michael Oher might end up being the steal of the draft personally.

fishypete
04-26-2009, 01:22 AM
I think Michael Oher might end up being the steal of the draft personally.

Actually...the draft isn't done yet...there's more steals out there...Sidbury...M. Johnson...V. Martin...D. Gronkowski...etc..etc.

The one I'm wanting...is Brinkley next.

PALMA
04-26-2009, 01:23 AM
I think Michael Oher might end up being the steal of the draft personally.

Yeah, Ozzie Newsome did well by moving up and grabbing him. The Ravens never seem to miss on their first rounders.

dlockz
04-26-2009, 01:25 AM
Actually...I rather write it like this...Steel.

White ran over 4000 yds and passed for over 6000 yds


Patrick White has been playing quarterback since seventh grade and prefers to keep it that way. It's hard to blame him, really. Coming out of high school in Daphne, Ala., a bunch of Southeastern Conference schools told White that he couldn't play quarterback for them. Then he became a star at the position for West Virginia. When his four years were up in Morgantown, the Mountaineers were 34-8 in games White started. He broke 19 school, Big East and NCAA records, and became the first quarterback to start four bowl victories in college football history. But White did much of his damage to defenses with his legs, running for 4,480 of the 10,529 total yards he gained. Having 'most prolific running quarterback in major college history' on your resume doesn't do much to convince NFL scouts you're ready to call signals on Sundays. All that speed and elusiveness in a 6-foot-1, barely 200-pound package made White look like a prime candidate to make the switch to receiver, the way dual-threat college quarterbacks such as Washington's Antwaan Randle El and the New York Jets' Brad Smith have in the NFL. So after all White has accomplished, the question he faced coming out of high school is still dogging him as he prepares for an NFL career: Can Patrick White play quarterback at the next level? The doubts don't frustrate him. "I kind of knew I was going to get it," he said in a recent phone interview. "Just trying to work to prove them wrong." He's been doing a good job. The first two rounds of the draft are Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and there's a chance White won't have to wait until Sunday, when the final five rounds are held, to hear his name called. "I feel like I've opened eyes," White said. "Have I opened the right eyes? We'll see. I'm just hoping they give me a chance." - AP Sports


So then I guess we should just trade Henne now. I cant wait to see what Qb we draft next year.

fishypete
04-26-2009, 01:28 AM
So then I guess we should just trade Henne now. I cant wait to see what Qb we draft next year.

Gee guy...Beck is soon gone...so White takes his place...and add's value as a receiver...returner and QB...so whats bad? At least give him a chance.

eric1317
04-26-2009, 01:37 AM
Gee guy...Beck is soon gone...so White takes his place...and add's value as a receiver...returner and QB...so whats bad? At least give him a chance.
We have to give him a chance but this was a reach pure and simple. We could have had him at least one round later.

PALMA
04-26-2009, 01:41 AM
We have to give him a chance but this was a reach pure and simple. We could have had him at least one round later.

While I would like to agree, I slighty doubt that. It sure looked like teams were reaching for straws as the 2nd round was winding down (Sean Smith aside).

Am I wrong there?

eric1317
04-26-2009, 01:43 AM
I haven't looked at it but how many QB's or WR's were taken after we drafted white?

fishypete
04-26-2009, 01:45 AM
We have to give him a chance but this was a reach pure and simple. We could have had him at least one round later.

We assume he would have been there...but we don't know what teams really wanted him as much as the Dolphins. I had him with the 56th pick...so we picked him 12 picks earlier than that...many draft people had him in the top 50...so did we really pick him too early?

Reuter's five predictions: Pat White will be selected in the top 50...Pat White's selection by New England makes a lot of sense. He's the perfect Wildcat formation quarterback and potentially strong and quick enough to be an effective slot receiver. However, former Patriot and current Bronco coach Josh McDaniels also worked out White this spring as a receiver. It will not be a surprise if the Broncos give up a late pick to move ahead of the Patriots' No. 47 pick to get the versatile White. - Chad Reuter, The SportsXchange, NFLDraftScout.com

PALMA
04-26-2009, 01:53 AM
One, the receiver from Georgia. I see your point, we spent a pick on essentially a novelty item. It's funny how three men could all agree on the same thing - that Pat White was good value at #44. I mean I hear Sparano and Ireland always talking about snaps counts, how many snaps can a player play? To pick someone as high as Pat White, perhaps they believe that the amount of snaps he'll get justifies it.

It could be that they believe a gimmicky hybrid offense is the best way to points up against our upcoming brutal schedule. Everything about this move is so unconventional.

Anyway, it still seemed liked teams were gripping for straws. Raiders did draft an undrafted free-agent safety - lol!!

eric1317
04-26-2009, 01:58 AM
We assume he would have been there...but we don't know what teams really wanted him as much as the Dolphins. I had him with the 56th pick...so we picked him 12 picks earlier than that...many draft people had him in the top 50...so did we really pick him too early?

Reuter's five predictions: Pat White will be selected in the top 50...Pat White's selection by New England makes a lot of sense. He's the perfect Wildcat formation quarterback and potentially strong and quick enough to be an effective slot receiver. However, former Patriot and current Bronco coach Josh McDaniels also worked out White this spring as a receiver. It will not be a surprise if the Broncos give up a late pick to move ahead of the Patriots' No. 47 pick to get the versatile White. - Chad Reuter, The SportsXchange, NFLDraftScout.com
Your right we don't know where he would have been drafted and had we missed out on him inorder to Draft someone like sintim or barwin at 44, I would have been ok with that. White has never played wr everything we are planning to use him for will be a complete projection.

CrazyCarl
04-26-2009, 02:01 AM
We have to give him a chance but this was a reach pure and simple. We could have had him at least one round later.

Says who?

You don't know who would have taken him and where, that's why Miami took him when they did.

This isn't some fantasy draft, a LOT of work goes into all of this process with scouting, boards, interviews, etc.

You are kidding yourself if you think Miami took Pat White "just because" and not because that's how their board fell.

You take the players you want to have on your team, it doesn't matter what Mel Kiper thinks, it doesn't matter what Todd McShay thinks, and it definitely doesn't matter what Joe in Miami thinks. Its what the people running this orginaztion think, and thats all that matters.

normaniii
04-26-2009, 11:27 AM
steel of the draft was rey maualuga, J gilbert and M Johnson. But I do like our picks ....was bit confused by Pat White pick, but when u think about it, the options it gives us offensively are exciting and to make the pick shows we are looking creative rather than stagnent. I hope we get meredith with 3rd pick.

3rdandinches
04-26-2009, 12:06 PM
I'll wait for 3 years to figure out the steals, busts and smart picks.