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Oh I'm not blaming benton. I actually feel bad for the guy. Reporter asked Benton how he felt about the centre position. His reply was something to the effect of "I'm optimistic but not confident" Now coaches are supposed to back up mgmt but if this isn't as close as to saying "we need help" or "we don't have a centre" without saying it and hanging your mgmt out to dry, I don't know what is... Friggin dolphins and their $17M cap carryover... who gives a shite about that???
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Hahaha, so true. What other team in the NFL would try a career backup guard as a starting C - one position that requires more thought and experience than all but one spot on the line. Meanwhile there is a 29 year old with 98 starts and already knows the city just sitting there waiting for the phone to ring. You just continually bang your head against the wall with this team.
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Sign Satele indeed!!
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Dashi, that's the one.
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Hope Sturgis irons out the yips because that leg is special. With Carpenter he had some kicks that cost in 2012 but the worst thing was that busturd couldn't reach the end zones on kickoffs consistently which made the team have to field kickoffs. Speaking of which, I hope Rizzi shakes this nasty tendency of wanting to pin the other team before the 20 on kickoffs by pooching it. Sure you may gain 5 yeards from time to time but if the other team busts one a year, it's not so worth it anymore. Stop being fancy and have them start at the 20.
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Taylor 5'11 192. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=84591&draftyear=2013&genpos=CB
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Davis did all the same things Taylor did physically but did it as a really big corner. Vontae is in the top decile size wise for a corner. If you get all the good athletics and get it in a big corner, makes a big difference. SWC, there is a HUGE difference between using Satele and Shelley Smith at C. For one, one doesn't turn the ball over once a day with bad snaps. Satele also has a tonne of experience setting up the line and making calls. He's not that stout in pass protection but that is exactly the same thing that they said about Smith at guard. If you can't see how much better the team would be better off with a real C for half the season, then we will have to agree to disagree. Signing Satele is a no brain move in my opinion and many others.
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Come Dashi, Jamar is very good athletically, even excellent, Vontae is elite. Vontae scored in the top ten of all CBS drafted in the last ten years. Taylor was around 50th. Taylor probably is more football player though. Will have to be to make up that athletic gap.
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Dashi, don't forget the Browns game too.
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Satele may be the 31st rated C (whioh I don't agree with) But the Dolphins may eb starting the 87th rated C. Sign Satele, good in zone blocking, but he's 29 and started 98 games in this league. You don't start 98 games by being inept. he's just a one year 9 game rental. better than watching Smith roll the ball back to Tannehill in the shotgun.
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By the way, Cowboys feeling generous again, Tyron Smith will have to get a even bigger restraining order against his mom. 8 years $98M.... sheesh Great player though. Cowboys have a nice line with him, Doug Free, Travis Frederick, and Zach Martin ... no qb though... maybe they should have pulled the trigger on Manziel... follow your gut Jones-y!!!
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I like Taylor. Good player but putting him in Vontae's class physically - no chance. Most talented first round corners in the last 10 years... Patrick peterson Darelle Revis then Vontae Davis... no other guy had as much physical talent. Been some excellent first round corners like Aqib Talib, Carlos Rogers, leon Hall, DRC and Stephon Gilmore but Vontae had more natural talent than all of them.
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SWC, agree with everything you said but even a half arse Vontae has still been good enough to start 62 games in 5 years. he will cruise through a ten year career and start over 100 games .. that's how talented he is and would easily be a starter for any team in this league and be a good one. problem is he had the goods to throw in 2-3 pro bowls in there with those 100 starts.
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EK @ 2:17, you mean per year? Just last year the Pats were gifted 2 wins by Goodell and the NFL. Two games they should've lost. They were a 10 win team at best and considering one of those wins came at our expense you see that the gap si closing...
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PM, agree on Davis not living up to his potential but he is still an excellent starting corner in this league. Thing with him was he had Patrick Peterson type potential .. never realized. cocoa, the o line coach has even gone out and said he is optimisitic but not confident teh current C situation works out. And still the team is happy sitting on their $17M cap cushion when a capable cheap solution is out there. memo to the Dolphins, you don't get bonus wins for being the most fiscally responsible team in the league. How about throwing your long suffering fans a bone???
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Letting go of Vontae was a mistake, no doubt. Stay in shape, he was in better shape drunk than 95% of the NFL.
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beat out Pouncey? There isn't anyone here who could beat out Satele.
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EK, said so earlier today, biggest keys for this team ... even more than Tannehill's development are running the ball and stopping the run. So yeah, I totally agree the team being unable to run the ball even adequately really killed the team.
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Or up NORTH!!!
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Coyle isn't even the best coach we have on the defense. Guy stinks. You know he stinks because the trolls back him up. he inherits a top 10 unit, gets a large infusion of cash and draft picks and turns them into the 21st best unit in the league. Sheesh... guy should coach the Heat!
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Coyle blows.... Also no mention of the top performer on defense in some camp days in Dion Jordan? FREE JORDAN!!!
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Yeah, I would've bit on beadles. people are saying $6M for a OG is crazy? We paid $5M for one of the worst CBs in the NFL last year. We paid almost $4M for a Rb who can't get on the field. Beadles is a pro bowler. Easily worth $6M considering the critical situation we were in and the amount of cap space we had. Either make a huge impact with $6M or a neglible or non impact with $5M or $4M. now you tell me what's crazy. Also would've spent big on Veldheer/Collins or I thought Giacomini/Saffold/Oher were worth their contracts. And others I'm not mentioning... Then sprinkle in depth cheap signings like Colledge/Satele and you're off...
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The best guy we had at covering TEs hardly ever played... haha... f'n Coyle!
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Poizen, to be fair those were qbs of some of the all time great TEAMS. A lot easier to get a top ten-fifteen Qb and have most of the pieces around him to compete. All those guys were one hit wonders too. Those teams don't usually last and can't achieve sustained success. You can throw Russel Wilson in that group too. WOn the SB without being a top 15 qb - even if the media tells you he was.
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perspective at 12:10 - agreed 100%. Drafting 101 in my book.
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