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Posted by: Bodine | September 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM Don't know what you saw but suggest you watch this video on L.Miller Focus at about the 0:16 point Vs. Va Tech! You'll also see him in pass game! Posted by: fin4life | September 01, 2014 at 06:15 PM www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVoKjbx3QC4 Sorry the link!
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I just watched some Youtube highlights of Lamar at the U. I didn't see him break one single tackle that wasn't a reaching out hand tackle. Get and arm on him and he was down every time. That in itself is one of my biggest concerns. I don't think you learn that. I see a guy with style and speed, but no toughness. Posted by: Bodine | September 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM Don't know what you saw but suggest you watch this video on L.Miller Focus at about the 0:16 point Vs. Va Tech! You'll also see him in pass game!
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Personally I though Marcus Thigpen would've been smarter to keep than Miller. That way you can run an uptempo offense with a RB that has the ability to catch out of the slot as well. Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | September 01, 2014 at 05:51 PM D.Williams is IMO going to be the Kick Off returner you'll see him there week-1 as Thigpen's replacment were if God forbid we were hit with some injuries at RB he can offer something were Thigpen couldn't. If I'm right then in that capacity we probably upgraded. Landry will handle the Punt return duties.
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How do you explain that? It seems to me Lamar just doesn't have the vision or decision making skill that Moreno has. Posted by: Bodine | September 01, 2014 at 05:36 PM Moreno played Vs. a bunch of guys on the St. today along with Sam! I'm not saying he didn't run with more purpose or didn't use his cut back lanes to perfection but the talent he saw was suspect! I'm no Lamar Miller apologist but at UM (Go Youtube) You'll see that he should go on quick draws when taking a hand off or used in the screen game. These of course the Job qualifications of a situational 3rd Down RB. We need a legit #1 today some mention Gurly, glad you've joined the bandwagon! I've been talking Gurly since 2012 SEC Title game Vs. Bama, I would draft #1 in 2015 draft to finally give us a #1 runner with upside! D.Williams plays with guts and might be a nice #4 but right now IMO I see 2 RB's and a RB/ST #4 with a PS guy on our RB Depth Chart!
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Posted by: wallyfin | September 01, 2014 at 05:36 PM I couldn't disagree more!
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" it is clear Knowshon Moreno is Miami's lead running back. Miller, who was the starter and unchallenged all preseason, has lost his job as Miami's lead back." Posted by: Read It And Weep :) | September 01, 2014 at 04:54 PM Lamar Miller is a great situational RB much like the one New England had for 12 Yrs. in Kevin Faulk! I know he dropped a screen in the Pre-Season but as the checkdown guy for UM's Stephen Morris he made alot of Big Plays. He's best off the quick draw like he showed Vs. Atlanta last Yr. and if the OL held there blocks has the speed to get to the corner. Alot of times alot on here post back-n-forth about there argument one way or the other without giving it much thought to the team just arguing for the sake of it! The other day (And yesterday again) I posted we needed to add another RB. Moreno has sat out 19 games in 4 Yrs. actually in 3 with last Yr. his only healthy one as a Pro! Yet some on here seem to think were good with Williams and Darkwa should something happen to either Moreno or Miller who will make plays as the change of pace runner! He was never the #1 like Bush wasn't either! We haven't had a #1 since we had two in 2009! We passed on some good ones and if I thought we had a legit #1 I wouldn't have posted ADNAUSEAM about J.Hill, A.Williams, T.West or FCS Lorenzo Taliaferra (later Rds) the way I did leading up to this draft! Darkwa needs to go to PS with Williams to the 4 spot and a legit #3 brought in! The Law Firm, LeShoure, Richardson or even RFA Wilder Jr. are all out there and deserve a look given we have 2 RB's on the roster and a couple of guys who looked alright Vs. scrub competition. Heck Moreno looked good as well but like wise did it Vs. players who by over 50% aren't presently on the Rams roster!
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I cannot picture Tanne taking apart Revis & Browner. I can picture NE's OL moving our guys back. I can picture Brady lighting up Courtroom Flannagan. Posted by: FckFace | September 01, 2014 at 04:19 PM Browner is suspended for the 1st four games of the Yr. In the Pats RCB Spot will be 2013 CB Alfonso Dennard with the other Starter Kyle Arrington probably as the Nickle from there in Dime they go with either a Rutgers player or a Rookie. I expect to see alot of 3 WR Sets with some four exploiting them were they're weak on D. As far as the Pats OL moving our guys back we'll see! I like Odrick, Srarks and Mitchell vs. Kline, Windell and Connolly inside! The key here is Wake and Odrick matched up on Vollmer and Solder outside. The Pats starting WR's of Dobson and Edelman with Amendola and LaFell in Nickle and Dime Packages is a group we match up with favorably. Key on the backend will be F.S. Delmas deep middle and SOLB Ellerbe underneath tag teaming Gronk.
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Not sure why somebody would say the Dolphins have no chance in this game. Sure they do. The secret, as always, is to get in Brady's face and minimize what Gronk and Edelman will do. Tannehill needs to protect the football and we need to have some semblance of a running game. Posted by: Craig M | September 01, 2014 at 02:04 PM Even without the great RB perfomance if we can do the other things you stated we can win the game IMO as well!
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I think putting a smaller but faster player on Gronk wud be a bettet fit imo. I jus don't see Ellerbe keepin up wit the pro bowler all day long especially in the heat! Posted by: loso204 | September 01, 2014 at 01:29 PM How many 3/4 ILB's do you remember being paired with Lewis and flopping since Mike Nolan and Rex Ryan took over way back in 02 after 4/3 DC Marvin Lewis left for the Bengals? 1st it was Ed Hartwell going to Atl on huge deal and flopping then it was Bart Scott after Nolan left to S.F. taking off with Rex who succeeded Nolan taking Scott to N.Y. were he was good but not great! The reason? Ray Lewis was always the MIKE in the 3/4 plugging the run game sideline to sideline like nobody else in History! We all know from there 4/3 days that Ray could cover but in the switch under Nolan/Rex his responsability was the MIKE if he dropped at all it was in shallow zone. The Will or Weakside ILB in the 3/4 the way they run it amounts basically to another S.S. on the field given the drops in coverage. Only one Raven ILB could cover the MIKE for Ray and that was/is Jameel McClain who in 2012 SB Yr. filled in nicely but then WILL Ellerbe came out of nowhere making a name for himself in Pass D! He did it so well that when Ray came back for the Playoffs he takes back the MIKE but UFA Ellerbe sends J.McClain to the bench and stays on the field running the WILL! McClain spelling Ray platooning the MIKE. Ireland thought he could make the WILL LB with Cover skills a between the Tackles plugger in a 4/3 scheme which he couldn't! (Very round peg for that square hole) He's an UFA LB who developed nicely in Baltimore into a cover LB. So being the SOLB is the more Natural cover LB in the 4/3 seems he's in the right spot with WOLB being the rush LB. I hope to see the cover LB I saw in the 2012 Playoffs this Yr. working more fluidly with our Safety's this Yr.!
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Mary: The high gloss nail polish lasts longer Betty: No, it chips too easily, the satin finish is more durable. Mary: No it's not. Betty: Yes it is. Posted by: Mirror, mirror | September 01, 2014 at 12:55 PM A satin finish? Are you a woman or a gay salon owner?
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This is were moving Ellerbe to SOLB and bringing in Delmas has to pay dividends! Once the LB releases uderneath it's on the F.S. over the deep middle and I like Delams here more than Clemmons! Clemmons game last Yr. in New Orleans Vs. Graham the point were a blind man could see we needed an upgrade. The issue is we need one at S.S. as well if you ask me! But owe R.Jones 12 Mil in guaranteed money!
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And by the way to you cold weather North Easterners, You know that when the snows on the ground and you start tossing a Ball around it feels like it gets thicker in your hands and when thrown at you feels like a rock by comarison.
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fin4life. NFLshop.com has the Vernon jerseys for $69 and $99. Posted by: FinsTech | September 01, 2014 at 12:24 PM Thanx!
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Weather factor is overrated, not to mention it's pushing 90 all across the Northeast this week. It's the same to me as when people make the false claim that "warm weather teams" struggle in the cold. Take a look at Dolphins history sometime. When they had good/great teams they ROUTINELY won in the cold...when they didn't, they lost. It had nothing to do with the weather. And just a reminder, this isn't college ball where most of the players are actually from the area they represent. There's as many Floridians playing for the Packers or Patriots as there are Ohioans playing for the Dolphins of Chargers. Posted by: overrated factor | September 01, 2014 at 11:27 AM I disagree I grew up in Miami and played H.S. Football Locally and can tell you that you can be from here and still take time during Summer Camps (August) when H.S.'s here get going with Football. Once you put on pads in the 1st week you got guys falling all over the place with cramps (I use to get horrible ones in my legs and feet) Also they start with 3 breaks before gradually going down to 1 three weeks later before the start of School and Afternoon practice. One thing to walk around and run outside quite another in pads! The Shoulder and thigh pads stick to your body and feel like hot presses! After a week tolerable, after 2 you deal and after 3 is when you start to get use to it! And that from a bunch of kids not late 20 to 30 Yr Olds!
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Something tells me Shelley Smith will not quite do justice to Larry Little's old jersey number. By the way, is there anyone who actually buys jerseys with "preseason numbers?" I've never met anyone quite that stupid although they probably exist. Posted by: David G. | September 01, 2014 at 11:22 AM On Larry's 66 we can only hope he's half the player. Larry was known as a Pulling Blocker on the run game which is supposed to be Smith's strength by the way. On the Jersey's I doubt anybody has one unless a player gave them one of there back in Camp because the team hasn't yet released the 2014 ones for sale! You want a jersey and walk into the Pro Shop, Foot Locker or Macy's and everything is Tannehill, Wallace or Wake. I myself will buy an Olivier Vernon one if released this Yr. Doing my Canes proud in the NFL playing for my Dolphins! Go Canes and Fr. QB Kaaya tonight!!
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Also, do you agree with me that the Fins will get nothing for M.Moore in a trade!! If the Great R.Mallett could only get a conditional 7th!! Posted by: -I | August 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM This is a player who failed a test for Methanphetamine while in College. Some guys are called questions of character he dealt with Drug Addiction rumors. Remember he could have come out for the 2010 draft before the Rookie CAP kicked in 2011 and didn't because of this. If you remember he handled this very badly when confronted with the media at the combine were he went into an ebonics/expletive filled tyrade which made him come off as Imature ect... Right or wrong this is a guy with alot of issues who hasn't shown enough in 4 Pre-Seasons now for anybody to really want to take him on. This Pre-Season (His 4th) he played lousy getting start Vs Skins and then was out played by Rookie Gorappolo. For these reasons I feel you could do better trading Moore to a team looking to get threw the Yr. if there starter hurt and Playoffs on the line. Moore has displayed more character leading teams before while having acually tossed NFL passes without being a reclusive headcase which I read is an issue with Mallett who really isn't very social with his teammates ect... I don't think you could do much better but under the right set of circumstances I can see someone giving you a 5th Rd'er for Moore based on the reasons I posted. I've read some say 3rd to 4th and feel that's wishful thinking even 5th you need desperate trade partner looking to win a few to get in with their starter maybe coming back for the Post Season or something like that but a 6th can be had IMO given everybody here posted wrong! I saw it on ESPN he was traded for a 7th!
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Darkwa seems flat, career back up at best, and not even a good one. Posted by: I don't get it | August 31, 2014 at 09:32 PM Agreed!
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Jets RB Daryl Rchardson might be worth a look I for one don't like Darkwa the way some of you seem to! Posted by: fin4life | August 31, 2014 at 09:30 PM U want Jests castoffs??? Posted by: LMAO | August 31, 2014 at 09:32 PM The Jets RB's with CJ, Ivory & Bilal Powell made Richardson expendable. He was a nice change of pace guy in St. Louis brought in to spell Ivory last Yr. before CJ came in. Do your Homework before posting! And by the way now that N.Y. has payed Dimitri's 4 Mil (Bonus) salary in 2014 I'd bring him back for peanuts myself!
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Jets RB Daryl Rchardson might be worth a look I for one don't like Darkwa the way some of you seem to!
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The Herald is walking the treadmill of mediocrity at a leisurely pace!! Posted by: -I | August 31, 2014 at 09:01 PM You forgot all about Bob Rubin! In the 80's on the front page of the Sports page (And sometimes the front page period!) Rubin's Editorial was on the left with Pope's on the right. They didn't always see eye to eye and the contrasting reports were great reads... For example Pope loved the 80's Canes giving reasons like the way they galvanized and unified Miami while Rubin thought they gave the City a bad rep with bad sportsmanship ect... There head-to-head on alot of subjects made the herald must read on Monday mornings. Armando Salguero showed up in the early 90's and gave you the rundown on play-by-play on the back page. I'm sure oscar remembers?
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I read that post to0. He said RARELY, not NEVER. See it again. Posted by: Still/Wade/County | August 31, 2014 at 08:35 PM You read it again! Rarely if ever! Belichik got a throw away dog poop pick ect... That's not true because you never know! Case in point JJ always put stock in loading up in the later Rds and given you agree they RARELY pay off I'm going to run you down his selections 90-93 in Dallas from the 6th Rd down. Kenny Gant Leon Lett Damon Mays (WR who played 6 Yrs. with Houston and Pitt.) Larry Brown Barry Minter (Remember the career this guy had at LB in Chicago?) Brock Marion This his 4 Yr. haul from 90-93! 4 Impact SB Players with 1 MVP and a Chicago Pro Bowl LB along with Oilers WR. Lets now look at his haul in Miami 6th and lower Shawn Wooden Shane Burton Larry Izzo Norman Hand (This one hurt given perennial Pro Bowl success in S.D. and N.O.) I could go on with what Bill Walsh did in S.F. or for that matter the group Ernie Accorsi put together with lower Rd talent in Cleveland in the 80's. As well as the lower Rd talent the Redskins used to win 3 SB's! Just because one F.O. is full of a Bad scout Dept. it doesn't mean they all are and by the way 2014 6th Rd QB Zach Mettenberger will be a solid NFL QB alot of teams will be sorry they passed on. I could go on and on and on!!!
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There is nothing about Belicheck thats luck. Work, prearation, and fooball smarts = Dynasty . Posted by: Get Sense | August 31, 2014 at 08:29 PM This I won't argue one of the best at game planning (Especially on D going back to his Giants days) I've ever seen!
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Jones has a helluva contract for a non-starter. Posted by: Still/Wade/County | August 31, 2014 at 08:23 PM Jones has to play Ireland gave him 15 Mil in guarantee 2013 with 12 Mil still on the hook and 7.76 Mil guarantee in 2015 Season. The market for the best S.S.'s in Football set this Off-Season saw neither TJ Ward or Donte Wittner clear over 14 Mil in guaranteed cash and still some on here defend his FRANCHISE BUILDING!
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Im excluding all of the "average Joes" too. Or players of none significant impact. Chris Clemons/Devon Bess/ect.... types. Posted by: Still/Wade/County | August 31, 2014 at 08:14 PM The question or statement was nobody under Rd-6 ever makes an NFL roster well before you joined in! Well tell that to the 72 Undefeated team for starters!! Every Yr. is full of guys who don't make it but also with guys who do whether impact modorate to high! I happen to think Fede will make it and be successful for instance ect... By the way the GREATEST D ever assembled were all lower Rd picks outside Jerome Brown with Clyde Simmons, Seth Joyner, Andre Waters, Byron Evans and Reggie White coming from USFL!
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Does Belichek have even one ring without Brady or does he last in NE no longer than he lasted in Cleveland? Posted by: Tosca | August 31, 2014 at 08:11 PM Not really fair the 01 Pats (In 9/11 Yr. with Patriot name) were about as fairy tale as I've ever seen! I mean ever! Bledsoe went down and they did it on D with solid rungame! Brady threw for less than 140 Yds in that SB! Without the DB's that day handing the Greatest Show on turf there butts there not Champs. Also Rookie Seymour plastered Warner all night from one side with McGinnist from the other aside from Rams Coach forgetting Marshall Faulk was actually on his team! Brady went on with great Coaches to learn and become one of the best the game has ever seen! Alot of heart and will but in that 1st one it truly was a team effort! Don't forget the League jobbing the refs as well with ridiculous obscure tuck rule nobody (Including diehard lifer like myself) ever heard of!
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