Wedge Scouting Report: Eddie Goldman

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     BOOM!  You just ran into a wall named Eddie Goldman.  How does your Earthling weak skull feel?  A little dizzy?  Me too.  No I didn’t run into Eddie Goldman.  My head is spinning from all the quality players coming in to the NFL in 2015.  Eddie Goldman is just one of them. You better not run into him.

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     Pound for pound, Goldman might be the best big run stuffer in this draft He has a big and powerful upper body and it shows on the football field.  The 6’4, 320 pound defensive tackle reminds some experts of our very own Randy Starks but others compare him to pro-typical 3-4 nose tackles.

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     Goldman’s strength is clearly against the run.  He is not exactly a consistent pass rusher.  But he does have a good initial burst and has some quickness.  Its possible that Goldman is just scratching the surface of his potential.

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     He is clearly athletic enough to do more than just clog running lanes.  But even if he is just a 2-down run stuffer – he is a good one!  A few mocksters have mocked Goldman to the Dolphins at 14 – but I think he is more likely to go early 2nd round, mainly because he is not a great pass rusher.  While Goldman probably won’t collect a lot of sacks early in his career, he might develop into a good pass rusher, so nabbing him in the 2nd round might be a real steal.

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      Most defensive tackles don’t have awe inspiring statistics but Goldman did manage to have 35 tackles and four sacks in 2014.  His biggest play of the year was a crucial forced fumble against Clemson when the Seminoles desperately needed a big play.

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     If I was going to compare Eddie Goldman to an Alien Weapon of Destruction, I would compare him to the Impenetrable Gamma Ray Wall of Lower Centaurus.  You cannot pass!!!

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646 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Eddie Goldman

  1. Mike E. says:

    It’s time to get this offense in gear, get one or two impact players on offense, and get a quality LB and DB, either CB or S. Gotta nail this draft

  2. Silly Tim says:

    Try, I read an article about Haynesworth and he said he lost the passion for the game because he really wanted to stay in TEN and it wasn’t a good fit in WAS. Also not every situation is same. I could throw out a lot of examples of big time FAs being the difference for a team.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000476581/article/albert-haynesworth-offers-advice-to-ndamukong-suh

  3. Mike E. says:

    I’d be totally fine if we traded up and got us Kevin White. We’re going for it, so go for it! Get difference makers!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I like Kevin white

      But I like Parker and Strong too
      So save the picks we would use for the trade up for DBs and LBs

    • Silly Tim says:

      I’ve been saying that. I’d prefer we trade up more than trade down and add more developmental players. Target impact players and go win football games. We have a lot of developmental players already. Even if not in the 1st rd, trade up in the 2nd and 3rd to go get your guy and maybe end up with 4-5 picks instead of 7, but acquire more game ready players.

  4. getterdone says:

    Now Philbin has to be saying to Lazor & Tanny….just get us the lead and Suh’ll do the rest. 😉

  5. Try Pod says:

    Hopefully we’ll get 15 games a year out of him.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      He hasn’t missed a guy due to injury
      And has missed 2 games in his career due to a suspension

      If he gives us as much over the next 5 years it doesn’t get much better

  6. Silly Tim says:

    As a fan you have to like that we’re trying to win. Don’t call Ross cheap.

  7. stangerx says:

    “I like the Dline now especially if the young guys can stay healthy. I doubt we see Starks return although it won’t be me kicking him out the door. But even without him, Suh and Mitchell is formidable with Anthony Johnson and Francis for depth with Kamal Johnson in the mix as well.”

    Son — I think the only way Starks stays is for less money. Mitchell with the other guys can handle the 4th spot…….and how much money should we put in it anyhow? It’s already by far the strongest unit on the D as is.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I agree and leave the door open for Starks because of his loyalty and the fact that in a reduced role he may be good player down the stretch in a playoff run and subsequent playoffs. On a much lesser deal of course.

  8. Silly Tim says:

    LDE Wake
    LDT Suh
    RDT Mitchell
    RDE Vernon

    Now let’s get some of those young guys going in the rotation. Not sure we can keep Starks at $6M this year.

  9. The Flying Pig says:

  10. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I can hear Joe Beningo saying: “Bro, I don’t like Miami getting Suh. Now I have to deal with this guy stepping on my QB’s head and hurting my guys. I don’t like it, bro.” LOL

  11. son of a son of a shula says:

    I think the only player I’d trade up for from 14 is Fowler otherwise I sit and wait for a player at 14. It’s in the second or third where we may want to move up. If a run starts on DB’s or LB’s we may want to get in there.

  12. getterdone says:

    The Suh signing might make some other overpriced vets we got, willing to take a pay cut to stay here and try to get in the playoffs.

  13. getterdone says:

    Andrew Abramson ✔ @AbramsonPBP
    The thinking with Hickey was #Dolphins would load up on offensive playmakers & secondary. Suh mega-deal has to be Ross/Tannenbaum foremost.

  14. Rhino says:

    got too busy to keep track of “pre-FA” stuff…. so thought I’d check today… WOW… thought the Suh info was smoke and mirrors… TRENCHES… Albert last year, Suh this year… not 3rd rounders or ‘up and comers’ but bonafide dominant players. I’m feeling pretty sure first round is gonna be WR now.

  15. The Flying Pig says:

  16. Rockphin says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Cap hell
    I weep

  17. The Flying Pig says:

  18. dbolt48 says:

    LOL….Thus is the text my best friend, Steelers fan, sent me:

    “#killtom”

    There’s 31 fan bases taking joy knowing Suh will play Brady 2xs a year.

  19. stangerx says:

    One quick take on signing Suh. Don’t know who Erik Lambert of NFlMocks.com is, but I like what he has to say.
    ————————-
    Suh was arguably the best overall player to hit the market in 2015. He was ranked as the third best defensive tackle in the league according to Pro Football Focus with a +27.5 rating. He also accomplished that playing 875 snaps, second most among interior defensive lineman. For the season he put up 53 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

    The move is somewhat surprising from his end considering initial rumors were he wanted to either join a large media market like New York or Los Angeles or go to a contender like Seattle. Miami doesn’t exactly fit the billing of either. At the same time this is a huge victory for the Dolphins. By plugging Suh into the middle of their defense it will free up their two defensive ends in Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon to do what they do best, which is get to the quarterback. This is a move tied directly towards going after the Patriots and Tom Brady.

    Grade: A

    Is $114 million and $60 million guaranteed a lot of money? Better believe it. Is Ndamukong Suh worth it? Yes. The guy is a once-in-a-generation difference-maker who changes the complexion of a gameplan overnight. Few singular players can do that. The Miami Dolphins are paying big, but the payoff should be what they hope for.

  20. CaliGigi says:

    Ross is not cheap we all know that but overpaying Mike Wallace what he got didn’t make us win. This team needs a lot of players where are $ gonna come from? Happy we got Suh but not happy with amount of money.

    • stangerx says:

      Gigi — first year at least his cap hit will be modest. It’s down the road to worry about, but that’s after next season.

  21. CaliGigi says:

    We need CB LB OL RB and WR

  22. Rockphin says:

    I am NOT happy at all.
    I think this is a terrible mistake.
    That being said I will cheer him on and celebrate every great play in Mex
    He is now a dolphin and I will treat him as suhc
    I just don’t know where the money to pay all the other players will come from
    Especially once we have to pay a starting quarterback
    2 players making 30% of the salary cap Let that sink in

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Rock

      A couple of players making a huge hunk of the salary cap is he norm in the NFL right now

      The players need to be quality

      They need to be Suh
      Not Wallace

      • Try Pod says:

        You keep saying that, but I don’t see where the teams that win consistently have employed this strategy

  23. Rockphin says:

    With Buffalo Set to make a big run at Charles clay, We better get a stud wide receiver with our first pick.

  24. getterdone says:

    Piggy, now Pouncey gets to practice against Suh weekly….should make him a better player.

    • jetsssuck says:

      it will probably make the cb’s better also since QB will have less time and CB’s will be able to jump routes.

  25. Rockphin says:

    Ooooooooooooooooooh woooooooooooh is me

  26. Silly Tim says:

    The best way to look the Suh signing for us fans is we’re trying to win now. You don’t make a move like this to stay in mediocrity.

  27. Rockphin says:

    At least gone are the days where the Dolphins could not lure the best free agents

    • Rockphin says:

      3 years in a row we have taken the best player at their position

    • The Flying Pig says:

      We got Albert last year and Suh this year

      And in Suhs case they were telling other teams not to Even bother…

      I think the Albert and Suh signing were great

      But the Wallace signing – yuk

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    I think Suh’s signing will also make whatever LB’s we have better.. still need the cash from Wheeler/Ellerbe to assist in paying Suh..

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    The cap goes up every year

    Salaries go up every year

    If you structure a contract whereby the big hit is not in year 1, you already won

    By year 3, Suh won’t be among the top 5 defensive players in the NFL

  30. Silly Tim says:

    I don’t think we need a lot of players. We can add to some areas but it’s not like we don’t have any players already. We need to solidify the OL, add another playmaker on offense and one in the back end of the defense at LB or DB, then add some depth and competition. I do not think we NEED a RB.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      We are getting closer and closer(on paper).. Draft is starting to look more BPA , based on need more than Need based on BPA.. if that makes sense..

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Now lets translate that from Paper tiger to on field Beasts

      • Silly Tim says:

        My main issue with the team last year was the lack of impact plays on both sides of the ball. We need to add difference makers, not more developmental players. Go target guys ready to play and help us win now.

    • Rockphin says:

      I agree in a manner. I think we do need a running back. Just not a high paid free agent or high round pick.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I agree with “Ready Now” as well, but would like someone to take over a powerback role, whether they are already here or not, i believe it it was a lacking component last year as well.. But i din’t see the High Draft pick need on one.. can usually find Thumpers lower or UDFA..

  31. getterdone says:

    Wallace says Mr. Philbin, I promise to be on my best behavior now sir. 🙂

    • manitobafinfan says:

      If not put him opposite Suh, and tell he has to chip him in practice a few times, and see how he then feels.. LOL

  32. jetsssuck says:

    We need to add difference makers, not more developmental players. Go target guys ready to play and help us win now.
    ————————————————————————————
    we need some late draft picks to start making a difference or hold their own.

  33. stangerx says:

    The Suh signing makes me concentrate more on the secondary than at LB. It’s all relative, cause yeah we are going to get at least one more LB, but with Suh in the middle we don’t have to worry as much about getting a stud run-stuffer back there. Might be able to go more with a coverage guy or lower round ILB.

    So CB and S have moved up my list.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Is NFL Ready WR at the top ??

      • Silly Tim says:

        I think there are a few of them and one should be there for us at #14. WRs are more NFL ready now with the shift to more spread offenses in both college and in the pros. It’s not the old power and wishbone offenses anymore.

    • Silly Tim says:

      Agreed, I think Mike E’s mock earlier with Jalen Collins in the 2nd make sense. At LB I think we’re going to role with Jenkins, Misi, Tripp, a draft pick, and possibly Jordan and McCain in the mix at times. Remember teams play in nickel/dime way more than base defense.

      At S I still think Walt Aikens will be in the mix. Pat Kirwan likes him a lot as a safety and he was a 4th rd pick. R. Jones started in his 2nd year as a 5th rd pick. Aikens was drafted to be a part of this defense in the future. Taylor and Davis will still be in the mix. Add some depth and competition to the secondary and we might be fine. It all starts up front now.

  34. manitobafinfan says:

    Well it s good to see we have SUHlidified/upgraded the middle of the line, and as a trickle down the entire defense.. Tuesday will be an interesting day.. Have a great one .. One step closer !!

  35. Silly Tim says:

    Toba, we need to get creative with Jordan and McCain as hybrid defenders and find 4 pure 4-3 LBs and we can roll with that in games. We already have 2 of them in Jenkins and Misi. Who will be 3 and 4?

  36. CaliGigi says:

    @DanH anzus I’ll say this about Mike Tannenbaum: You worry about how the ride will end, but it’s fun when he’s behind the wheel.

  37. Rockphin says:

    I will say this. Anyone who continues to say Ross is cheap (we all know who you are) will only look the fool if they keep it up. The dolphins are one of very few teams that have already met the “floor’ requirement of the CBA and he is renovating the stadium on is own dime too.

  38. finfanrob says:

    been out of town at my nieces wedding (and what a fucking party, pretty damn sure i woke up still drunk) and just saw the fins signed suh. oh well Que Suhra, Suhra

    here is hoping he wont be another big expensive FA bust

  39. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    All I’m saying is, assuming we have Kevin White rated at a 9, and Parker at a 7.5, I would be fine if they went up a few spots, say 5 or less, to get him. Get the guy you think makes the biggest impact. If they have White at a 9, and Parker at 8.5, no need to do that. I do think White is more explosive than Parker, but I’d be happy with either of them.

  40. dbolt48 says:

    Gigi,
    I was one who thought it couldn’t work due to the finances until I saw our projected cap numbers the next 2yrs. Both years being 50+ under the cap and even greater if Wallace isn’t here or restructure to Wake. Grimes will be gone along with the wind bag wife of his. Cap actually isn’t a problem

  41. Rockphin says:

    the Lions think that, between now and Tuesday, they can change his mind.

    “[The] key is playing for coach [Jim] Caldwell and Teryl [Austin],” the source told Anderson. “Plus good players around him. Can’t get that there.”

    It’s a bold move for the unnamed Lions source to insult the Dolphins. Sure, Detroit made it to the playoffs this year, beating Miami by a mere four points along the way. But as overall organizations go, the Lions have pitched a tent in roughly the same band of competitive mediocrity where the Dolphins have resided for years.
    8
    Wake, Vernon & grimes aren’t good players, unnamed source? You look stupid now

    • Silly Tim says:

      Desperation!!! There is plenty of talent on the Dolphins DL. Suh takes it to another level. But hey, until the contract is signed, he’s not ours yet.

  42. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    March 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Big Q on him is still DE or OLB. The shift to OLB would get him on the field, as well as present scheme options.
    *
    I think their plan all along was to make him a “Jack” like JT used to be and they miscalculated his slow learning time with the Shoulder injury and late graduation his fist year and his PED suspension his second year. He HAS made plays when on the field. Game changing type plays. Mostly on special teams.

    • stangerx says:

      That’s a nice point. Maybe with him we could do a hybrib……..but a 4-3/5-2 hybrid. That would be interesting.

  43. finfanrob says:

    depending on when we play the pats, i betcha kraft suspends suh by the time the fins play tammyboy

  44. Ken says:

    So we are apparently going to win the Suh Sweepstakes. It’s a lot of money for one player. I will root for him and may even by a jersey but I think the money could have been better spent on several players.

  45. finfanrob says:

    Rockphin says:
    March 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I think their plan all along was to make him a “Jet” like JT used to be

    there, that is more accurate

  46. Ken says:

    I take a couple of days of from blogging only to come back to find out we are making record setting deals.

  47. Ken says:

    So who are we going to cut to make cap space for Suh?

  48. Ken says:

    One cautionary word is that we haven’t signed Suh yet. A lot can happen between now and Tuesday. We have seen this before. Remember Jim Harbaugh was supposedly our coach at one point.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I don’t remember Harbaugh ever being as realistic as Suh.

      • Ken says:

        Supposedly we all but had Harbaugh signed and then he signed with the Niners citing that we hadn’t fired Sparano yet. It was being reported as a done deal. Ross flew out and had him on his jet.

  49. Ken says:

    I hope Suh can block and catch passes from Tannehill too.

  50. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    March 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Tannehill

    well good, they should. i am tired of him giving up so many sacks

  51. Silly Tim says:

    We played a 5-2 last year with a 4 down lineman formation, Vernon, Jordan or McCain as the Jack OLB on the LOS standing up, and two ILBs usually Misi and Jenkins when they were healthy,

  52. Silly Tim says:

    Ken, I don’t remember it being that close with Harbaugh, not saying it wasn’t. The Suh signing reminds me of how fast Wallace was linked to us more than Harbaugh.

  53. Ken says:

    If Suh should decapitate Brady then the signing would be worth it.

  54. Ken says:

    Tim:
    My only point is that a lot can happen between now and Tuesday. We may have set the bar but now that is out there perhaps the Raiders or some one else will decide to match it or exceed it. Nothing is set in stone yet.

  55. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    March 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    If Suh should decapitate Brady then the signing would be worth it.

    that is so cute you big green teddy bear, that you think he is actually going to have a chance to play against brady.

  56. Ken says:

    Somewhere Piggy is running around New York City yelling Suheee!

  57. Silly Tim says:

    I would be on board with trading up for a top WR now and then go OL, DB and LB in no particular order.

    The thought of losing Clay is the only thing that has me bummed. 😦

    • Ken says:

      Losing him to the Bills would truly suck big hairy balls.

    • Ken says:

      I also don’t think we need to trade up for a WR. White, Cooper or Parker one of those 3 is likely to be there at 14.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Maybe, but if the vibe is that it won’t happen, I have no problem trading up. We’re in win now mode and for the next few years. Use the draft to land top shelf playmakers, not more 2-3 year developmental prospects.

        I’m hoping the QBs, pass rushers, DT, OL and maybe even a DB pushes the WRs our way.

  58. dbolt48 says:

    @AJFrancis410: I shouldn’t have sold 90 to @EarlMitchell90 … I should’ve held on to it for another year. Coulda made some real cheddar smh

  59. The Flying Pig says:

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    There is a NYC news report that this was seen flying above everyone’s head

  61. The Flying Pig says:

  62. Silly Tim says:

    A.J. Francis, go out and win yourself a job on the 53, big man. Let’s get deep and scary.

  63. Ken says:

    Gotta believe that Odrick won’t be back. Starks is probably gone too.

  64. dbolt48 says:

    @AJFrancis410: Yall gonna think I’m being funny, but I just realized Suh and Cam bout to play next to each other…. That’s very VERY scary for QB’s.

  65. Ken says:

    Gotta go help the wife. BBL to discuss all things Suh. Peace.

  66. Silly Tim says:

    Ken, signing Suh means young players, the draft and UDFA has to provide some gems. I think a lot of areas of the team are going to be built with players already on board. Add 3-4 more impact players and let’s go play.

    • Try Pod says:

      And history shows we kill in the draft.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Not the same people as in the past and I don’t go by history with different people. I’m saying what we need to do, not what won’t happen there dark cloud. LOL

      • Try Pod says:

        Ok- for the most part, Germany started WWI. Germany started WWII. 2 different regimes.
        Same ownership for several years, btw. You’ll forgive me if I appear skeptical.

      • Try Pod says:

        Sunshine.

  67. Silly Tim says:

    New Defense:
    LDE Wake
    LDT Suh
    RDT Mitchell
    RDE Vernon
    SOLB Tripp/Misi/Jordan/McCain
    MLB Misi/Tripp
    WOLB Jenkins
    CB Grimes
    CB Taylor/?
    S R. Jones
    S Aikens/?

    I kind of see it shaping up like this. Not mentioning the depth but the competition. Of course a special player from the draft can change things, but this is where I’d start.

  68. dbolt48 says:

    With Suh & Mitchell the Dolphins might have the quickest set of pursuing DTs in the game.

  69. dbolt48 says:

    Can anyone say NIKE 😊

    @JasonPhilCole: Big selling point for Suh with #Dolphins is marketing in Miami. His team feels huge opportunity there.

  70. wyoming85 says:

    NFL Draft Diamonds ‏@DraftDiamonds · 27m27 minutes ago
    Orlando Franklin to the Chargers is basically a done deal – http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/orlando-franklin-to-the-chargers-is-basically-a-done-deal/

  71. Try Pod says:

    Welcome to Miami, Ndonkeykong Suh! We may not be able to sign any help for you, but at least you’re used to mediocrity!http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/03/report-eagles-bills-swapping-lesean-mccoy-kiko-alonso/

  72. stangerx says:

    This team had two pro-bowlers last year, now we have two on the D-line. BTW — the other one from last year is also on the D. They better show it. Almost makes one think we should concentrate more on the O.

  73. New Age says:

    Suh is so dominant that our entire defense will get better. Unlike Ireland signing a speedster that didn’t mesh with Tanny, this signing is very good for Wake, OV, Mitchell and by extension, the LBs and CBs. The DBs don’t have to be quite as good because we finally will have a solid pass rush again. We might even be able to stop the run again! Good times with Suh.

    • New Age says:

      Politicians are so stupid. I still don’t comprehend how they get elected. I know that people just go with the known name but still…sad.

      • Try Pod says:

        I kinda just chuckle. I just find it hard to believe we put people like this in office. It seems so “small”.

      • New Age says:

        I agree completely. So funny and sad at the same time. Oh the humanity! 😉

  74. dbolt48 says:

    stangerx says:
    March 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm
    I knew exactly who said it Dbolt……..why it ended in a smiley. 🙂
    *

    LOL. I knew what you meant was just kind of talking out loud that this individual is proving to be pretty credible

  75. Silly Tim says:

    LOL @ Try

    The impending Suh signing signals to me that our org is making a run, they’re tired of wallowing in mediocrity. It’s the only way to look at it for me. Sunshine, hope so, I’m done with winter. 😉

    • dbolt48 says:

      It’s a signing for the present and the future. It’s not a guy in his last leg desperation signing.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Absolutely!. But you don’t sign Suh if you’re rebuilding. We’re gearing up to make a run, man.

        If I’m GM I make sure we land one of the top big WRs in this year’s draft. I think we have to do that to put the team over the top. Wallace (I think he’ll be back), Landry and a top WR from this draft class and hopefully keeping Clay.

      • Try Pod says:

        We’re gearing up to try and save Philbin’s job.

    • Try Pod says:

      I don’t read it that way. This is not the way a Steelers, or Ravens, or Giants, or Patriots- you know, teams that have consistent, quality production, with the occasional down year, go about their business. It is desperation, too the extent of saving Philbin’s and/or Hickey’s job. They are gambling the Suh signing will be enough to save their job(s). Is it a good gamble? Probably, at least for the short term. It’s 2-3 years down the road where this may an issue.
      It’s a “signing for the present” with consequences that will affect the future.

  76. dbolt48 says:

    If Mason Foster isn’t signed in FACT Id assume Kendricks becomes our round 1 target.

  77. olddolphan says:

    YOUNG STANGER – – Pasquale Fragnito and his son James (the 300LB+ big guy) were moved from their choice seats downstairs to an upstairs position!! – – I’ll give you the particulars later. But, suffice it to say they absolutely were NOT going to renew until another one of “MY BOYZ” came to the rescue. Bottom line is THIS: I AM THE ONLY ONE OF THE GROUP TO GET A SEAT DOWNSTAIRS under Steve Ross’s “new” seat assignment policy. Every last one of us has been booted out of our old seats and move to vastly inferior seats for the upcoming season, even though we’ve all been going to home games FOR MOST OF OUR LIVES!!!! –AND the fact of the matter is this: MOST OF US weren’t even offered BETTER SEATS AT ANY PRICE!!!
    —————
    SO IT’s WIN OR ELSE THIS SEASON, considering how many season tix holders Ross has pissed off!!!

  78. Rockphin says:

    AJ has a point, everyone on the line with Wake / Suh will look better for being one on one every play

  79. Rockphin says:

    Vernon probably has a 10 plus sack year and goes to the probowl…..

  80. The Flying Pig says:

  81. getterdone says:

    stangerx says:
    March 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm
    This team had two pro-bowlers last year, now we have two on the D-line. BTW — the other one from last year is also on the D. They better show it. Almost makes one think we should concentrate more on the O.

    Stabger, yes, now I expect to have a draft more heavy on offense with WR’s that need to replace ones that got cut and one/s that will be leaving by 2016.
    We’ll also upgrade OL, as well as look for a power type RB.
    As well as be in position to draft a TE early if Clay leaves to a higher bidder.
    We also may need to draft a back up QB if Moore leaves.

    Suh’s signing has given us a lot of flexibility in the draft.

  82. Brian in NY says:

    I’m pretty damn excited about the Suh signing. Yeah, we overpaid but we got the best DT in the game. He plays with an attitude that this defense can use. His play should make the entire defense better. I’m happy we got a playmaker in FA- now let’s go get one or two in the draft as well, on ether side of the ball.

  83. convict says:

    Love the Suh signing… but we have to address our LB corps. Misi, Jordan, Jenkins, Trusnik ain’t gonna cut it. Same with the secondary. Wonder if we are going after Rolle.

    • Brian in NY says:

      I was thinking Rolle too Convict. You’d have to think that we are going to address the LB position early in the draft.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Jenkins is fine, but we need more physicality in the unit. I think Kendricks has the best pure instincts in the draft at MLB, but I’d LOVE to pair Perryman with Suh. That would add immense physicality to the defense.

      • convict says:

        Agree with all that. I’d like to address starting safety and cb in FA and LB in the draft.

    • stangerx says:

      Jenkins and Misi are fine as two. But yeah there will be a third. With Suh in the middle clogging the middle think more emphasis goes to the secondary.

  84. CavalierKong says:

    ‘Suhp, guys?

  85. Mike E. says:

    Hey Kong! Suh full from eating too much suhpper, and yet I still want to eat suhm dessert anyway.

  86. dbolt48 says:

    convict says:
    March 8, 2015 at 9:17 pm
    Agree with all that. I’d like to address starting safety and cb in FA and LB in the draft.
    *
    Well we might land Searcy at safety and Robinson at corner.

  87. dbolt48 says:

    By the way, whenever the ink dries on Tuesday I will be wrong😜

  88. convict says:

    Stanger – Misi is average when healthy. Problem is that he is healthy half the time. We need a starting caliber back up – at a minimum. And then also need to address the other position.

    • stangerx says:

      Average is good enough for me. And the coaching staff seems high on him, enough to re-sign him at least. Plus they just cut our other two opening day starters from last year. Seems you can only do so much, especially when it seems the third starting LB is not on the roster right now.

    • steveccnv says:

      When you have a dominant player like Suh, he’s going to make those average guys around him better than average. Why do you think Ellerbee looked so good in Balt? Could it have been Ngata?

  89. Al in MIA says:

    Hi guys

    Lol
    Fuck yea Suh-Nami time in Miami.

  90. The Flying Pig says:

    I think we need to upgrade our LBs too

    Not doing so after acquiring Suh is like buying a Ferrari and refusing to change the oil

  91. Mike E. says:

    You keep Misi around, but you better you better have a backup plan. Also, Misi should move make to SLB, and we need to draft a MLB. Kendricks, Perryman or Anthony would suffice. I think any of those guys would be an upgrade from what we’ve had here.

  92. Try Pod says:

    So, do we go from losing games 24-21 to losing games 6-3?
    Kidding. I’m not really that pessimistic. Not convinced this is the best long-term strategy for any team, as I can’t recall a move like this helping to catapult a team to a winning structure, with maybe the most recent exception being Reggie White- but I’m willing to be corrected.

    • Mike E. says:

      I expect us to get a top WR with our 1st pick, so that WR along with Wallace and Landry, or Landry and a FA WR like Cecil Shorts will be fine, if Wallace is either released or traded. I wouldn’t be surprised if we double down on WR in this draft.

      • Try Pod says:

        Is it all but certain the Suh-nami is coming?

      • Mike E. says:

        It sure seems that way. I hadn’t believed a word of it up until a day or so ago, but now I’m all in. If it doesn’t happen now, I’ll feel silly.

  93. Mike E. says:

    One more for the road draft . . . Post Suh signing

    Your score is: 5797 (GRADE: A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 15 (S.F.): Kevin White, WR, West Virginia (A)
    Round 2 Pick 24 (PITT): Denzel Perryman, ILB/OLB, Miami (Fla.) (B)
    Round 2 Pick 29 (IND): D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida (C+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (B)
    Round 3 Pick 29 (IND): Davis Tull, OLB, Chattanooga (A)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 22 (PITT): Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss (C)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Ibraheim Campbell, SS, Northwestern (A)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State (A)

  94. CaliGigi says:

    FINS GONNA RELEASE FIELDS?!?!? SORRY STANGER 😦

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