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uk_dolfan
01-23-2013, 12:11 AM
I was having a look at the Dolphins website and I saw John Congemi has been carrying out some interviews.

This is one with my favourite player in the draft Ryan Swope.

http://www.miamidolphins.com/media/videos/Senior_Bowl_1on1_Ryan_Swope/ec5dcf60-fa81-4e39-b566-9154fd5aa021

He talks about his relationship with Tannehill (they are best friends and he was Tannehills partner at WR as well as his favourite target) and Mike Sherman and the prospect of playing for the Dolphins.

I love Swope he has a great football IQ, runs great routes, has good hands and he is as tough as nails... He is basically faster, more physical Bess (id like both on the roster) and he could probably be a productive WR from week one.

He has great chemistry with Tannehill and I think Tanny and Swope could get on the same wavelength similar to a Brady/Welker partnership. This guy will be a steal in the third round... Please draft him Jeff.


Congemi has some other interviews that you can find linked under the video, they are worth a watch :thumbup:

xXwarXx
01-23-2013, 12:19 AM
I like swope a lot, but he's no steal in the 3rd. In his best case scenario,he would be a 3rd, id be a lot more comfortable getting him as a late 4th.

And I would love to draft him, if we already didn't have bess. If we can trade bess for a late pick, than by all means I'm on board.

Thumper1016
01-23-2013, 02:11 AM
I love that Bess became an undrafted success story but I am ready for some play makers at the WR spot. Lately Bess IMO just seems to fall down. I love the chemistry that Swope and Tannehill seem to have together so I would be all for drafting him in the 3rd round and lets reunite them and see what happens.

uk_dolfan
01-23-2013, 02:13 AM
I love that Bess became an undrafted success story but I am ready for some play makers at the WR spot. Lately Bess IMO just seems to fall down. I love the chemistry that Swope and Tannehill seem to have together so I would be all for drafting him in the 3rd round and lets reunite them and see what happens.

Erm if he hadnt got injured Bess would have probably got 1000 yards this season. He is always great and never lets us down we have to reason to complain or criticise Devone Bess at all!

Thumper1016
01-23-2013, 02:17 AM
Not complaining I love the guy but I think for what he brings, Swope could bring the same and more. Why not get a young guy that has some chemistry with our QB?

uk_dolfan
01-23-2013, 02:26 AM
Why not have both? Its not like Bess has a big contract and we need more than just Hartline and the Alpha reciever. You need at least four or five reliale recievers to be a contender. In .my ideal senario I would have Bess and Swope.

Imo we need a free agent and two recievers from the draft. We probably wont go WR in round one if we pay out for a vet so drafting say Woods and Swoop and having a group of Jennings Hartline Woods Bess Swope and Mattews would give us the sort of core we need.

One things for sure, you dont make a roster better by getting rid of a player like Bess. No matter who we add this year Bess is the one reciever we need to keep imo.

ANUFan
01-23-2013, 05:00 AM
Either John Congemi is really short or Ryan Swope has some height to him....

uk_dolfan
01-23-2013, 05:03 AM
Either John Congemi is really short or Ryan Swope has some height to him....

I believe he is exactly 6 feet tall. He is strong for a slot reciever and can take physical contact.

finfan54
01-23-2013, 08:11 PM
every time he catches and runs I see wes welker

SR 7
01-23-2013, 09:16 PM
how many times do we have to go over this, stats dont mean ****. OH wow Bess with 1000 yards, NO **** only 2 WR caught balls on this team and none made game winning plays or scored TD so who cares about YARDS? this isn't MADDEN.

uk_dolfan
01-23-2013, 09:19 PM
how many times do we have to go over this, stats dont mean ****. OH wow Bess with 1000 yards, NO **** only 2 WR caught balls on this team and none made game winning plays or scored TD so who cares about YARDS? this isn't MADDEN.

Go take your agenda somewhere else.

SR 7
01-23-2013, 09:38 PM
its a fact, not an agenda. Denial wont lead to success.

Digital
01-24-2013, 12:53 AM
I would be shocked if Swope makes it out of the 3rd round. With Welker wanting a pay day and Belichik wanting a replacement but being unable to find one in Edleman or Woodhead, I suspect he will draft Swope by the end of the 3rd if nobody else has. Swope is his type of slot player, keeps his nose down, creates separation, catches the ball, keeps the chains moving, nothing fancy, but runs good routes, gets open, and will do what Brady tells him to do.

This pre-draft time is always dream season, and with 5 picks in the top 82 or so, I've been doing a lot of dreaming. If we bring in Jennings, resign Hartline, and add a dynamic playmaker deep threat in the draft, like maybe Cordarrelle Patterson or Justin Hunter, then I can totally see us going for Swope in the 3rd round. He can play immediately and rotate into the slot as Jennings lines up at all 3 positions (Split End, Flanker and Slot) with Hartline playing most of the Flanker and our higher draftee playing the Split End. That's the makings of a good little WR corps. Swope definitely doesn't have the athletic gifts of some of the other WR's that will go in rounds 1 and 2, but I'm convinced he will be a better NFL WR than some of them. Swope has some speed, but he's not a burner. He's more quick than fast. He does have a burst out of his cuts that is underrated IMHO. That's how he creates good separation. Being a converted RB, he holds the ball solidly and makes good RAC yardage. But most importantly, he runs good routes, creates separation, and catches the ball. Those are the things that make our offense successful. He may not be the gamebreaker that Patterson is, or the red zone threat that Hunter is, or the deep threat that Wheaton is, or the speed demon that Austin is, but he's going to be one of those guys that just keeps making plays drive after drive, game after game, year after year.

PeterNorth
01-24-2013, 03:33 AM
I have to agree with SR7 about Bess. I don't see any "agenda" on his part, either. Bess has been the steadiest receiver on the team for years. However, that ultimately means jack ****. Being the most productive receiver in an offense as putrid as the ones the Dolphins have had frankly isn't saying a lot. Bess can catch the ball. Yay. Dude leaves touchdowns on the field all over the friggin' place. Bottom line- he is part of the problem and not the solution. I appreciate what he's done but it just isn't enough. He is just too damn allergic to the end zone.

uk_dolfan
01-24-2013, 08:54 AM
I have to agree with SR7 about Bess. I don't see any "agenda" on his part, either. Bess has been the steadiest receiver on the team for years. However, that ultimately means jack ****. Being the most productive receiver in an offense as putrid as the ones the Dolphins have had frankly isn't saying a lot. Bess can catch the ball. Yay. Dude leaves touchdowns on the field all over the friggin' place. Bottom line- he is part of the problem and not the solution. I appreciate what he's done but it just isn't enough. He is just too damn allergic to the end zone.

Read some more posts by SR7 his agenda will become very clear.

John Biello
01-24-2013, 12:31 PM
If we were to add a jennings in free agency, and we retain hartline this kid would be the perfect addition to our group. it almost looks like to perfect of a fit. i wonder how much stock they would put into tannehill's opinion of the kid. We do have the extra 3rd pick to play with and if tanne is the guy i wonder if they throw him a bone (assuming of course he would go to bat for swope's ability). and as far as you guys arguing about bess, adding another quality receiver will put him back where he belongs, inside and none of us can complain about what he brings to the table out of the slot and on third downs.

ROADRUNNER
01-24-2013, 12:47 PM
how many times do we have to go over this, stats dont mean ****. OH wow Bess with 1000 yards, NO **** only 2 WR caught balls on this team and none made game winning plays or scored TD so who cares about YARDS? this isn't MADDEN.

And how many times do we have to listen to you puting down the dolphins...........same oh same oh.

uk_dolfan
01-24-2013, 12:59 PM
If we were to add a jennings in free agency, and we retain hartline this kid would be the perfect addition to our group. it almost looks like to perfect of a fit. i wonder how much stock they would put into tannehill's opinion of the kid. We do have the extra 3rd pick to play with and if tanne is the guy i wonder if they throw him a bone (assuming of course he would go to bat for swope's ability). and as far as you guys arguing about bess, adding another quality receiver will put him back where he belongs, inside and none of us can complain about what he brings to the table out of the slot and on third downs.

Great post :) in the slot where he belongs Bess is an exellent player by any teams standards. Swope would add a different slit threat but also give us more of a vertical threat at times as well.

JEDIJ007
01-24-2013, 01:13 PM
Id rather have Patterson in the first and then 2b or 3rd - Bailey, impartial to Jennings, Hartline and bess are best 3/4 on the depth charts of most NFL teams.

PeterNorth
01-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Read some more posts by SR7 his agenda will become very clear.

None the less, imo it doesn't make what he said here any less correct. Take an objective look at Bess. He is the closest thing we have had to a playmaker at WR (other than the two Marshall years) since 2008. He is a sure handed chain mover but ultimately his position needs to be upgraded. If you really want the offense to be dynamic, the slot guy should be able to make big plays and get into the end zone a hell of a lot more often. I like Bess a lot and appreciate what he's done but I'm not about to get all sentimental and attached simply because he has been the best of a downright awful group.

Pat-London
01-26-2013, 04:43 AM
every time he catches and runs I see wes welker

I'm just not seeing the 'quicks' though that Welker has. Will be very interested to see his 3 cone drill times from the combine/pro day.