hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
I'm confident that with Philbin and his staff now in the draft room (replacing Sparono and his inept staff) the drafts will continue to get better and better. I like our last draft and it was Irelands best one, in my opinion.
I'm not so doom and gloom about the retention of Ireland. Sure, if the perfect candidate came along and we were able to keep Philbin and Co. I wouldn't be mad if Ireland were to get canned. But, I don't think it's that easy and all signs point to Ireland staying put so I'm trying to be optimistic about this. This is indeed the biggest off season for the Dolphins in awhile so I understand that people are nervous.
"Any ideology that fundamentally divides one group from another and prevents them from recognizing their common humanity is a problem" - Sam Harris
Fin fan till' the coffin slams!
Jeff believes he's good at drafting. That's adorable.
Saying you believe in building through the draft is so ridiculously redundant at this point. It's like saying you believe in gravity. EVERYONE says they believe in building through the draft.
It's hard to imagine that Sean and Hartline won't end up being severely overpaid due to our desperate need at those positions even though they are far from critical members. They'd be easily replaceable for a deeper team.
Ireland doesn't have any fans left. The fanbases opinion of Ireland ranges from hatred to meh, if thats not a huge red flag I don't know what is. Even Sparano and Henne still had some supporters left at the bitter end.
If I could have just one free agent this year it would be Wallace
You see explosive athletes on the outside everywhere in the NFL. Yet, we don't have one. If that doesn't say everything you need to know about Ireland and his 5 years of preparing the draft, than I don't know what does.
The guy simply can't be trusted. We are all looking forward to the offseason, as the right additions could really makes us a serious playoff contender. However, my hope is tempered by Ireland. As was stated in another thread, let us hope that Philbin has major input into the acquisition of players. Or, hope against hope, that Ireland is sh**canned.
Sorry hoops, I usually agree with you but this time you are less than correct. Michael Egnew Was an acknowledged prospect coming out of college. The scheme he played under utilized him more as a wide receiver and slot receiver more than a conventional tight end. It was clearly said on draft day on both networks (ESPN & NFL network) that he needed to both bulk up, and learn blocking technique before he could play effectively in the NFL game.
I respect the time and effort you put in, but from that effort I expect better accuracy than the average poster. I cannot believe if I caught and remembered this from draft day that you would be oblivious to it. Don't fuel the fire from these ignorant fans who just like to rant and rave after a loss. Michael is what he is and hopefully will be a productive player next year. Expecting anything from them this year is not reasonable despite his draft position.
I completely agree, if it comes down to paying one of the top free agent receiver 7 mil a season i'd rather see Bowe, Jennings or Wallace than Hartline...Hartline is not a 1 receiver in this league, and I dont care what the numbers say..His speed is mediocre and his YAC are well below good # 1 receivers..If he's willing to take 4-5 mil a year it's one thing..But to pay him #1 receiver money would be retarded