Combine Wrap Up With Psychic GPS

Electronic Excitement!   Days 3 and 4 of the combine featured defense.  If only I was able to say the same about the Dolphins during December!

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This year’s crop of pass rushers and run stuffers appears to be deep.  Most experts expect guys like Leonard Williams, Randy Gregory, Shane Ray and Danny Shelton to go early.  Its starting to look like we will see more DL and LBs taken in the first round than any other position.

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So who stood out?  Who was the athlete that left front offices around the NFL picking their jaws up from the floor.  Let’s start with Vic Beasley.  No Surprise here.  Everyone knew he had incredible speed.  He had the top 40 time.  But he also had the top bench press, the top 3 cone drill, the 2nd best 20 Yard Shuttle, the 3rd best vertical jump and the 3rd best broad jump.  He came to the combine at 246 lbs after reportedly playing most of the season at Clemson at 225 lbs.  Honestly, what did you expect from Beasley.

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Another guy who had an outstanding day was Bud Dupree.  He had the top broad jump of the day at 11’6″.  The combine record is 11’7″.  He also ran a terrific 40 and had an impressive vertical jump.  Dupree was impressive but he is not expected to be a top 10 pick.  On the other hand Dante Folwer is.  Folwer also has an impressive 40.  He is also a big breather. I mean either the microphone was buried in the bottom of his lungs or this guy breathes small tornadoes.  I’m saying his breathing was loud.

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The drills were a lot of fun to watch.  Those guys hit those bags hard.  I think we all know what the worst job in America is now.  No matter what you do, don’t look the pass rusher in the eye!

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In my humble electronic opinion the drills are better to watch than the 40.  I was really impressed by the smoothness of some of these big guys.   Two guys jumped out to me as really smooth.  Mario Edwards, Jr. and Markus Golden.

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On Monday, the final day of the combine, the NFL hosted propsective defensive backs.  Unfortuantely some of the blog favorites like Gerald Holliman and Ifo Ekbre-Olomu didn’t run.  Electronic sadness.  There were some impressive sub 4.40 40 times by Ronald Darby, Justin Cox and Trae Waynes.  Waynes is considered by many to be the top CB in the class and a legit option for the Dolphins to take at 14.  Read it and weep chubby chasers.  

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The biggest shocker of the day was when Connectitcuit CB Byron Jones jumped 12’3″ in the board jump.  I don’t know if he will play in the NFL but I am sure USA Track and Field took notice.  BOING!

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All in all the Combine was incredibly entertaining!  Right Coach Philbin?   Ehhh…Coach….Ehh….Are you there?

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218 Responses to Combine Wrap Up With Psychic GPS

  1. Silly Tim says:

    Piggy, why is it hard to tell under Philbin about Safety? Plenty of rookies and young players have started and contributed since he’s been here and I keep reading people say he locks them in a box and won’t let them out. LOL

    I don’t get it.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I didn’t say he kicks them in a box

      But I think he takes it slow

      It’s not always a bad thing
      Good teams develop talent

      • Silly Tim says:

        It’s on the player to earn playing time. If they’re ready they play. Plenty of examples.

        Many football people think Philbin has done a very good job developing talent. The main criticism comes from fans who are still connected with the last 6 years of missing the playoffs, so not many props get handed out until that happens even if development is happening.

  2. Mike E. says:

    Man

    Some of you guys are just real sweet on my hand, alwaysthinking about it. Makes me a little nervous. Just sayin’. I know it’s pretty and all, but . . . . . lol

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Do you guys think this girl is hot
    Or too musclely

  4. Silly Tim says:

    She might be the sexiest bad-ass on the planet.

  5. Rhino says:

    wow… I need to check in more often. Every day is “babe of the post” day. 🙂 I can see this new ability to upload photos could get the married guys in trouble. lol

  6. getterdone says:

    Rhino, everyone loves big knockers. Even Bill Clinton can’t resist nice boobs!

  7. Silly Tim says:

    She is a bad-ass.

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim
    I think Pbilbin has done a good job developing guys

    Like I said
    It’s not a bad thing

    It’s just a fact

    It’s
    Leads me to say: I can’t tell with Aikens

    Point is, we’ve seen it before

    These
    Coaches sometimes like guys , but don’t play them too much

    I think it’s part of Philbins formula

    • Silly Tim says:

      Joe Philbin in my opinion obviously.

      Pros: Good man, lots of coaching experience, good teacher – knows football really well, patient but also believes in making explosive plays, not conservative like Sparano was.

      Cons: Has more of that teacher/professor persona, not an overly kid-around players coach, maybe doesn’t command the room enough, is learning on the job and learning from mistakes. His teams have finished the season poorly. He has to change that.

      I wanted to see Philbin get his full 4 year contract because I don’t think constant turnover is good and it’s been bad in Miami since we moved on from Shula. We had some decent runs with Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt and then it feel apart to where we are now.

      After inheriting a 6-10 and 7-9 type team, you know the team poorly built by Ireland.
      2012 7-9
      2013 8-8
      2014 8-8

      Joe can’t go worse than that and 8-8 again won’t cut it. He has to get this team to 10-6 and most likely the playoffs. Could you imagine if we go 10-6 and miss the playoffs? Then what?

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    I like for chicks

    But I don’t know that I like them to punch anyone…lol

    I’m sticking with my crossfit ladies…lol

  10. wyoming85 says:

    John Owning’s 2015 NFL Draft Breakdown: Paul Dawson, LB, TCU

    http://draftbreakdown.com/john-ownings-2015-nfl-draft-breakdown-paul-dawson-lb-tcu/

    • getterdone says:

      On that film break down, stop watching Dawson & watch how the DL pushes back the OL allowing Dawson to make plays…if anything we should be drafting Chucky Hunter. 🙂

  11. Randy says:

    Odrick wants $8M? I assume he means over a 2 year contract, right? Lol

  12. jetsssuck says:

    here’s some good seasoning that I mix together for soups 1 tablespoon each of ground cumin, paprika, and ground oregano. The aroma is great.

  13. Silly Tim says:

    If you don’t find this sexy… you might be gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that. 😉

    It’s creepy knowing this girl would kick 90% of our asses. LOL

  14. jetsssuck says:

    much more impressed with women golfers and spanish tv stations women actors.

    • jetsssuck says:

      we have a local tv spanish that has a show about pablo escobar and they have women that are in their 50-60’s and they look hot.

  15. getterdone says:

    The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins are “expected to pursue” free agent ILB David Harris.
    Harris would play middle linebacker for the Dolphins. Though he just turned 31, Harris is expected to have a robust market, with the Dolphins joining the Bills, Falcons, Bears, and Jets as teams interested in him. New Dolphins president Mike Tannenbaum drafted Harris in New York in 2007. If he were to sign with Miami, MLB Koa Misi would kick back outside to strong-side linebacker. Free agent MLB Mason Foster is viewed as a fallback plan for the Dolphins if they can’t sign Harris.
    _______________________
    We’ll end up with Foster, but that’s ok, he was a guy I mentioned early on and he’s younger.

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