Sodomized at the Draft with Colonpokey: The Shula Years

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Okay Okay, I admit it Shula is the Greatest Ever.  There is no one that gives me a harder time hurting the butts of Dolfans than Shula.  But even the greats have some low points.

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In 1990 the Dolphins sought to build the left side of the offensive line in one draft.  And they were successful.  Richmond Webb and Keith Sims played in a combined 326 games.  They were among the best pass protectors in the NFL.  In Shula’s last year, 1995, the Dolphins tried to do the same thing on the right side of the offensive line.

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Like Webb and Sims, Billy Milner and Andrew Green were the first two picks of their respective drafts.  But unlike Webb and Sims, Milner and Green played in an uninspiring 40 total games.  It should have been easier to duplicate the success of Webb and Sims on the right side of the line – but it didn’t work out that way.

Not butt hurt yet?  Want some more pokey?  I know you cannot resist pokey.  Just look at me!

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In 1988 and 1989 the Dolphins selected two very productive safeties in the 2nd round of each draft.  Louis Oliver and Jarvis Williams combined for 33 total interceptions in their time with the Dolphins.  But for those successful 2nd round picks the 1988 and 1989 might be better known as total failure.  That is because the first round picks in each of those two drafts were Sammie Smith and Eric Kumerow.  Each played in over 40 games for the Dolphins, but Smith is notable among long time Dolfans for his fumbles, while Kumerow is still the Dolphins biggest first round reach.

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Sammie Smith is an example of the Dolphins misses at running back during the Marino era.  Another good example of this is John Avery.  An example of a running back miss before Marino is David Overstreet the first round pick of the 1981 draft.  He played in 14 games.  But hey at least we nabbed Marino two years later.

Guy Benjamin

Five years before Marino, the Dolphins drafted some guy to play quarterback.  No really, some guy:  Guy Benjamin was the first pick of the 1978 draft for the Dolphins, albeit a 2nd rounder.  Here is a picture of Guy Benjamin.  Probably gonna have to ask one of the elder Dolfans about who Benjamin is.  I have no idea who he is.  But he probably makes your butt hurt.

Gary

Oh and that magical ’72 season with that incredible trio of running backs, well it started with a bang with the drafting of Gary Kousins in the 2nd round.  Kousins was a running back and I guess you can’t fault him for failing to nail down the starting job.  I can’t find a picture of Gary Kousins.  So here is a picture of another Gary.

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Honestly though, there wasn’t too much butt hurting during the Shula years.  A couple of bad selections here and there.  A couple of guys who careers were derailed because of injury, like Randall Hill.  But wherever there is a draft – there is a pokey.

Pokey happens…

This post is pokey approved.  Don’t accept any fakes.  Look for the Seal of Pokey.

 

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404 Responses to Sodomized at the Draft with Colonpokey: The Shula Years

  1. Tim Knight says:

    When I was a kid I loved Rustler Steak House. You’d get a t-bone steak, baked potato and a buttered bread.

    • Try Pod says:

      There was a place in the late 80’s called Charcoals. Specialty was prime rib. 16 oz. steak, baked potato, salad and bread for $12+/-. Of course that would be about $30 now…

  2. Try Pod says:

    Since we’re bring food nostalgic, I’ve got to say my favorite restaurant from childhood is Sweden House. Place
    Was
    Awesome.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Once we were 18, almost every birthday, until we were about 21, was spent with my friends at Beefsteak Charlies, and inevitably, we ate too much, definitely drank too much, had a food fight, and got thrown out. lol

  4. Tim Knight says:

    The page won’t toggle past page 85 for me. I’m not going to spend anymore time on it because I ultimately don’t care. LOL

  5. jetsssuck says:

    I have better things to do than discuss things that people fail to accept as the truth when given proof and ways to the truth. I believed everyone on this site was dolphin fans who would know or would explore all facts but evidently I was wrong in this belief. No need to belittle anyone.

    • Mike E. says:

      I trust you that there was an implication that Shula just looked the other way, but I still don’t blame him if he did. Players in every sport drank too much, and I don’t the think the responsibility to stop that falls on the Head Coach, or manager if it’s baseball. I think disparaging Shula strikes a nerve in certain people.

    • Both Tim and I cannot get to that Page – mine goes only to Page 76 I tried whatever arrows etc and nothing. I googled the topic and same thing. Again, why don’t you just post what was allegedly said verbatim and point to the exact page(s) and paragraphs. Instead you post articles about every player from the Fins busted during that era. Have a nice day.

  6. Condoning players drinking beer after work does not equate to Shula condoning drug use.

  7. stangerx says:

    I’m LMAO to myself…..sorta like Dudley Moore in Arthur.

    The big rage fest is about a tech access problem. Sorta like this new world, even if Bat, Jahn, Randy and ffr in a cage match would be interesting. 🙂

  8. Try Pod says:

    I have no dog in the fight. My reading of page 86 implies Shula was aware of drug use but looked the other way. I did not read where it was explicitly stated he condoned it. That is not to say he did or did not condone it, just that it does not state it either way.

  9. getterdone says:

    Dolphins Dir. of Player Personnel 1974-1993

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Shula probably had people tell him Don, everyone is doing that shit, you’re not going to stop it.

  11. Tim Knight says:

    “That environment, he said, has brought him to the point where ”I hate the N.F.L.” ”A cocaine cloud covers the entire league,” he said. ”I think most coaches know this or have a good idea. Except the dumb ones. Dick Nolan must have suspected that we were on the stuff in New Orleans because he asked me about it a couple of times. Don Shula was too sharp to let it go by unnoticed in Miami, and we had to be extra careful around him.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/06/10/sports/player-tells-of-wide-drug-use-in-nfl.html

  12. jetsssuck says:

    Gigi (@Mrs2620) says:
    April 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Condoning players drinking beer after work does not equate to Shula condoning drug use.
    ———————————————————————-
    not to make things hard for everyone but 1 year in training camp Shula let his players drink beer for rehydrating during practices. I’m gonna let you guys look this up.

  13. stangerx says:

    After much research, have determined that at one point in time Coach Don actually was paid to support coke.

  14. stangerx says:

    As I thought couldn’t have less respect for Lawrence Phillips. Here’s how he ended up in prison.

    “Phillips has been in prison since 2008 after convictions of crimes including……trying to run down a group of teenagers over a dispute about a pickup football game.”

  15. getterdone says:

    Free agent WR Greg Jennings is expected to visit the Saints.
    At least per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, that was “the plan” following Jennings’ Monday visit with the Jaguars. A deal with the Jags does not appear imminent. The Saints are down a man at receiver after trading away Kenny Stills, but it’s unlikely they’d view a 31-year-old Jennings as his sole replacement.

  16. Al in MIA says:

    Matt Miller ‏@nfldraftscout now12 seconds ago

    Matt Miller retweeted Rand Getlin

    Love this kid. Wonder if they’d have to grab him Rd2 though.

    Matt Miller added,
    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin
    The #Falcons met with former UM TE Clive Walford in Miami this past weekend, a source said.

  17. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    I kinda liked Jimmy Johnson’s rule …I don’t care what you do as long as you make plays on the field lol.

  18. Al in MIA says:

    Dane Brugler retweeted
    Brian McCarthy ‏@NFLprguy 2m2 minutes ago

    here’s what #DraftTown will look like in Chicago. Football nirvana, no ticket needed & free
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CClFw7BWEAE7mog.jpg:large

  19. finfanrob says:

    jetsssuck says:
    April 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    i remember the black angus on miami beach

    well, i have done some things on the beach but not that one. and people around here call me the perv.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    LMAO!!!

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    Come on guys
    It is really hard to beleive players were doing drugs under Shula and Shula looked away or at least chose not to look into it
    That is not exactly bombastic stuff
    and I have no reason to doubt it

    If any of you think Shula was a boyscout I think you are mistaken
    And good for him
    I fucking hate boyscouts…..lol

    • Try Pod says:

      I have no problem believing he was aware of drug usage. I would not feel comfortable saying he condoned it, but I could see him practicing a “as long as I don’t see it/it doesn’t affect my team” attitude.

  22. Try Pod says:

    “I race cars, I play tennis, I fondle women, but I have weekends off, and I am my own boss.”

  23. Tim Knight says:

    I heard Shula would steal the drugs from his players when they were in the showers and then sell it to children.

  24. Al in MIA says:

    Benjamin Allbright retweeted
    Nick Timiraos ‏@NickTimiraos 2h2 hours ago

    Nearly one in six NFL players files for bankruptcy within 12 years of their retirement http://on.wsj.com/1FFHGxW

  25. Tim Knight says:

    Try, did you go to the world fair in Chicago?

  26. Al in MIA says:

    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk now11 seconds ago

    Matt Cassel says the Bills have all the pieces of the puzzle in place http://wp.me/p14QSB-9KAN
    ——
    Only one person believes him …

    LOL

  27. Al in MIA says:

    Ian Rapoport retweeted
    NFL Network ‏@nflnetwork 3m3 minutes ago

    We’re about to reveal the players who have accepted invitations to the 2015 #NFLDraft in Chicago.

  28. stangerx says:

    LOL Try — think you and I are the only ones following the theme, but he sure did hate that moose.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB9HyjiUEAA3QOB.jpg:large

  29. jetsssuck says:

    Here’s something for OD—-Mercury frequently is spotted at Washington Redskin games rooting on his nephew, Alfred Morris

  30. Al in MIA says:

    Dane Brugler ‏@dpbrugler now3 seconds ago

    Highest rated NFL prospects on my board who won’t be at the #NFLDraft: QB Winston, WR Cooper, QB Mariota, DT Brown, OT Clemmings, CB Peters

    Ben Volin ‏@BenVolin 1m1 minute ago
    26 players confirmed to attend the #NFLDraft, but no QBs http://ow.ly/i/amLCG

    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk 18s18 seconds ago
    Leonard Williams, Todd Gurley among 26 prospects to be present at draft in Chicago http://wp.me/p14QSB-9KB1

  31. Al in MIA says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly now4 seconds ago

    #Dolphins plan to re-sign former UM receiver LaRon Byrd http://fw.to/IMWlBka

  32. Mike E. says:

    Try, Stanger

    Love Arthur. Very entertaining movie. One of my favorite lines, besides “He’s taking the knife out of the cheese” is a very innocuous line but it always cracks me up. When he’s going to visit Linda at her apartment, and he’s trashed (As per usual), he stumbles out of his car and falls over a hedge and says (to the hedge) “Ooh you’re a hedge!”. I know it’s silly, but it’s funny to me.

  33. Try Pod says:

    If you knew Susan, like I know Susan, oh, I- need- a drink…

  34. Try Pod says:

    Yes. You obviously have a wonderful economy with the English language, Gloria. I look forward to your next syllable with fast eagerness.

  35. stangerx says:

    “A real woman could stop you from drinking. ”

    “It’d have to be a real BIG woman.”

  36. olddolphan says:

    Jetsuck said at 6:16,”Mercury is frequently seen at Redskins’ games rooting for his nephew Alfred Morris.” A fellow FAU alum told me several years ago he thought he saw Mercury at an FAU home game rooting for Morris. This is the first I’ve heard of it since then. GOD DAMN JEFFROE for not even taking a close look at Morris, who’s run for 4,000 his first 3 years in the NFL on a pretty shitty football team!!
    ————
    Tomorrow, Mercury and the rest of his pals from the 1972 Miami Dolphins will take on the St. Louis Football Cardinals from the historic Orange Bowl in game 11 of ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.—Dandy Don Meredith, Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell will be at the microphones as all of America will finally see what these undefeated Dolphins are all about. –Remember, NFL telecasts were mostly regional in nature way back then. Many parts of the country had yet to see any live games featuring the Greatest NFL team of all time. But, finally, Monday Night Football would show the Dolphins live to all who wanted to see them!! –Miami was banged-up after the sensational but brutal game 8 days ago vs. the hated Jets. Paul Warfield, and a couple of other players, would be forced to sit this one out. Would the back-up players come through, or would there be a letdown against St. Louis? Find out as the Old Dolfan takes you to heaven (AKA a Monday Night Game in the Orange Bowl) as the Miami Dolphins continue their relentless pursuit of the NFL’s one and only PERFECT SEASON!
    ———–
    Hope all of you enjoy this modest effort. By 6 AM tomorrow, mw and Mrs. OD will already be on the road from Tampa to the Chattanooga area to spend time with family and do a convention. –We’ll get to see our recently born 5th Great Grandchild for the first time!! –Talk to all of you again in about 6 days.
    —-
    That should read “me and Mrs. OD”

  37. getterdone says:

    I knew Artrhuir was gonna be a great funny movie from the opening scenes…LOL “You’re a HOOKA?”

  38. getterdone says:

    Ohio State WR Devin Smith “was the best downfield receiver in all of college football last season,” according to ESPN’s Todd McShay.
    “He has sprinter’s speed (4.42 40-yard dash) with great burst off the line and a second gear to out-run defensive backs, he uses subtle head and shoulder fakes to help gain separation, he excels at tracking the deep ball and he has impressive body control to shield himself from defenders and come down with the catch,” McShay wrote. The 6-foot, 200-pound vertical threat posted 12 touchdowns on 33 receptions in 2014, leading the NCAA with a score every 2.75 catches.

    • Brian in NY says:

      He’s a sleeper who I think is going to gain momentum in the upcoming weeks. With all of the receivers slated to go in the first, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go somewhere in the 2nd.

      • getterdone says:

        Yes, I think him & Dorsett go in the 2nd to teams that need a WR but passed in the 1st.

  39. Brian in NY says:

    Jarvis Landry featured on “hey rookie ” currently on NFLN

  40. getterdone says:

    I wonder if Miami’s offer was less than this. I wonder where are offer to Jennings is? Probably close to this I’d think, but Jennings probably doesn’t want the incentives with a guy like Landry, Cameron, & Stills on the team.

  41. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, it didn’t look like that ball hit the batter. I don’t care what Ron and Keith said it sounded like, it went right past him and into the glove.

    • Brian in NY says:

      X rays were negative, but he’s been diagnosed with a bruise. I couldn’t tell if he was hit, but I was leaning towards yes.

  42. wyoming85 says:

    Matty I ‏@TheMattyI · 2h2 hours ago
    I mean, I credit @omarkelly for his effort. He’s constantly tweeting. Unfortunately he makes Dolphins fans dumber. That’s my issue w/ him.

  43. Mike E. says:

    Uh-Oh! What x-rays? Don’t be talking about x-rays when Harvey is on the hill!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Flores and Cuddyer got hit in the hand batting and Cuddyer left the game because of it. Then they called Harvey for hitting a guy and he didn’t. See my comments below on this game.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    Mets/Phillies – this is a strange and horribly umpired game.

  45. naplesfan2010 says:

    I’d rather have Gordon than Gurley.
    I think Gurley will get hurt every year.

  46. naplesfan2010 says:

    If we trade up to Pick 4 to make sure we get Kevin White, what would we need to give up to Oakland?
    Is our Pick 14, plus our 4th and 6th enough?
    Or would it take our 1st, 2nd, and 6th?
    Would that be a good thing for our team?

  47. Ken says:

    Another late night drive by and I seem to be here by myself. Nice job Piggy. One exception I would say is David Overstreet. He bolted to Canada after we drafted him and came back in Marino’s rookie year and won the starting job late in the season and looked great. He then died in a car accident in the off season. I have often wondered what would have happened if he had not been in the accident. I think it would have been a dynasty. Overstreet would have given us that run game that we always lacked during Marino’s years.

  48. naplesfan2010 says:

    I also like Bryce Hager out of Baylor in the 6th
    ILB runs a 4.6 40 @ 6’1 235
    was a RB so has pretty good cover skills.
    Some think he could be a FB in the NFL.
    would be great ST ace.

  49. naplesfan2010 says:

    Quick Question
    The Rolling Stones will soon play in Atlanta at the GaTech football field.
    */*/
    without looking it up
    who is older?
    Rolling Stones oldest band member?
    or the Ga Tech football field?
    Hint:
    the field is the oldest FBS field in America.
    Hint 2:
    The Stones are the oldest rock band still playing stadium venues.
    Ever.

  50. naplesfan2010 says:

    I read an article saying we have an open line of communication to trade up with Oakland every year, and we are going to do that this year to get White. All our other needs are covered. We can get ILB, FS, and OL depth in the 4th and two 5ths. Something about throwing in our 2016 2nd (which would be in the high 20s).

    • Ken says:

      I want Amari Cooper but I would be happy with White as well. Both are worth trading up for imo.

      • getterdone says:

        Ken, I love White & Cooper, but I just see Perriman’s potential as White/Cooper 2.0.
        But of FO knows more than we do, as they have a bit better viewing angle…lol

      • Ken says:

        Perriman has nice measurables but I think he is a far way off from being White or Cooper. His hands are inconsistent, he played against much lesser competition and has not produced on the level of Cooper or White despite being against lesser competition. Perriman is very raw and will be a work in progress. He may turn out good but Cooper can line up and play tomorrow, White is just a notch more raw but has even better athleticism than Cooper.

  51. The Flying Pig says:

    You have to factor In whether Oakland doesn’t want a top 4 guy
    And whether some one like Philadelphia with offer them more for MRiotta

  52. Tim Knight says:

    I think we have to accept that this team is trying to make the playoffs to make a run. We’re not setting up for development which was Ireland’s biggest mistake. He did that for 3-4 years. We have a lot of developmental players already. I think we want to target special now. I’m all for it.

    • steveccnv says:

      Ireland couldn’t draft a scheme player if one bit him on the ass. Hickey took a look at all of Jeffies trash this offseason and sent them packing.

  53. Brian in NY says:

    GDP,
    I don’t think that we are looking for 2.0’s anymore; we are going for 1.0’s.

  54. naplesfan2010 says:

    I’d rather resign Knowshon or draft Karlos Williams than waste a first on Gurley or Gordon.
    */*/
    But wow what if we took Gordon at Pick 14 AND Waller in the 4th.
    AJ Cann the OG in the 2nd and FS / ILB depth / STers in the 5th and Blake Bell the TE in the 6th.
    */*/
    That is a PACKED draft.

    • Ken says:

      I don’t want Gordon. To me he is Lamar Miller 2.0. Gurley however is a beast. I love Gurley but his injury history does scare me. His talent though is off the charts. Best RB prospect since AP.

    • Brian in NY says:

      Knowshon is an injury wating to happen. I’d draft Gurley in a second at 14. IMO, he’s going to be special. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, return kicks, etc.

      • steveccnv says:

        That’s what I thought about AP Brian.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Yeah. AP came back at full tilt after he tore his ACL, so maybe Gurley can do the same. The players recover so mush faster and better nowadays, particularly because of the medical advancements.

    • getterdone says:

      Speakin my language 🙂

  55. Ken says:

    I have a hard time seeing Oakland move out of the 4 spot. They have such a glaring need at WR and they are in line to land the top WR in the draft at 4. It would seem to me a no brainer and stay put and get White or Cooper. You trade down to 14 and the odds getting them are close to 0.

    • steveccnv says:

      They should trade down to #14 for an additional 4th

    • Brian in NY says:

      Mckenzie is from the GB staff -he learned fro some of the best personnel men in the game (Wolfe and Thompson). He knows the value of drafting well, and has done that in the past few drafts (trade down with us in 2013, Kahlil Mack in 2014). Everyone expects the Raiders to make these wild card picks that they used to do, and I just don’t see that trend with them anymore.

      • Ken says:

        His draft record up until last year has not been good but last year he may have hit a couple of home runs with Mack and Carr.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Not true Ken. He had no first or second round pick in 2012. In 2013, he drafted Hayden, Watson and Murray. Murray was a beast last year before he got hurt.

  56. getterdone says:

    Brian, Ken, Tim – I know we want 1’s and not 2’s, but White Cooper don’t seem that far ahead of Perriman to me. They will likely be more consistent on day one, but I see Perriman as every bit the big play maker with his speed and physicality as they have.
    That’s what we want right away….a big play here and there…we have Landry, Stills, & Cameron for consistency and to get the majority of targets….which in turn frees up a guy like Perriman to win big on single coverage….IMO.

    • Ken says:

      I guess that is where we differ. I see Cooper and White as light years ahead of Perriman. It’s not the measureables. It’s the polish and skill. They are much more advanced than Perriman at this point imo. In terms of pure athleticism Perriman may be better but Cooper and White are by far the superior WRs.

      • Brian in NY says:

        I agree with Ken. WE would be HOPING that Perriman could get there; White and Cooper are already there.

    • steveccnv says:

      We see these WRs run these low 4.2 and 4.3 40s and sometimes forget (Clyde Gates), they really aren’t football players. Jerry Rice wasn’t very fast enough said…

      When you have the speed a lot of times you avoid contact, because you can, and it hurts you in the NFL.

  57. getterdone says:

    McKenzie has not done much to be that proud of…I think he’s on a short rope now.

  58. Ken says:

    Alright guys. It’s a work night and I need my beauty rest. I am out. Peace to you all.

  59. getterdone says:

    Guess we’ll know more when we see White, Cooper, & Perriman on the field at the next level.

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    I think white and cooper are pretty Far ahead of the the WR prospects
    I would say “and not looking back”
    But who knows what happens in a few years

    There are other WRs I prefer to cooper – but I think it’s hard to argue that cooper is. It the 1st or 2nd best prospect

    I think the likelihood of hitting on an elite player is just stronger if you are trading up to get one of those two

    But I hate to give up picks

  61. Brian in NY says:

    Steve,

    That’s exactly right. You see these guys who are decent recievers (not special) in college skyrocketing up the boards because they ran crazy fast at their pro days.

  62. Brian in NY says:

    David Wright pulled his hamstring tonight. Lovely.

  63. Try Pod says:

    It’s a shame they couldn’t find a way to get Gibson into at least one scene of Fury Road.

  64. Tim Knight says:

    The Mets would have lost this game last year. Just saying.

    They’re now a M*A*S*H unit but they battled through it winning 6-5.

    This game had everything – it was strange, horribly umpired, weird calls and circumstances, bad fundamental baseball. But it’s a W. LOL

  65. getterdone says:

    Brian, I liked Perriman way before he ran a eye popping time in the 40.
    I agree with Steve on the Clyde Gates thing with speed.
    However, what keeps bringing me back to Perriman is his strength, his physical play, his ability to track and fight for balls. Clyde Gates never had that nor did Ginn, they just had speed.
    Perriman is like a bigger, better, more physical more complete Mike Wallace 😉

    • Brian in NY says:

      I hear you. He’sjust a bit too unpolished for what we need right now IMO.

      • steveccnv says:

        I don’t know about that, I really don’t think we need a real polished WR, but we do need one that has a high ceiling. We’ll be able to move the ball, we just need someone to get it into the endzone, Cameron helps, but we need another big un.

  66. Tim Knight says:

    GD, yes! I think both White or Cooper fit our scheme and make a big difference right away. I think Cooper is more savvy but White is bigger and faster with more ultimate upside. I think we hit on either.

    When it’s all said and done, we’ll find out 10 of the 20 WRs everyone loves were no big deal. Happens every draft. I’d be shocked if Cooper and White aren’t the real deal. I think either one makes us a better team. I don’t think we need much depth, if you’ve noticed we’ve been signing proven STs/backups/competitors at the 3rd tier in FA. We already have over a dozen 2nd-4th year players.

    We need to keep adding special.

    • steveccnv says:

      Yeah, what happened to Pig’s Samurai from a few yrs ago, not many really that good after 2 seasons.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Happens every year.

        The way this team is setting up I’d do a Jimmy Johnson type trade and move up to 4 or 5 and trade next year’s pick whatever it may be. We should be able to find another guard to compete. We need and offensive playmaker. We addressed the defense with Suh in a big way, he changes a lot.

        Here’s the deal:
        Offense
        Albert, Pouncey, James
        Cameron/Sims
        Tannehill
        Miller/Williams
        Landry, Stills, Matthews etc.?

        Defense
        Wake, Suh, Mitchell, Vernon
        Misi, Jenkins, etc.
        Grimes, Taylor, McCain, Thomas, Jones, Aikens, Delmas(?)

        We’re not going to be great everywhere but let’s get special and stop loading up for a few years from now. Add another playmaker. We already have a lot of young players competing for jobs.

  67. getterdone says:

    Tim, I like Cooper & White, but I just don’t see either as that special can’t live without guy worth trading up for…IMO.
    Ken mentioned dropped passes for Perriman….well Cooper had his share of focus drops too.
    So I keep going back to physical…I like how physical Perriman can be. I like his pedigree too.

    • steveccnv says:

      They say you can teach a guy to not have the drops, I don’t agree, if the WR has small hands, otherwise I can see how that can be taught.

  68. getterdone says:

    Chiefs RCB Sean Smith has been sentenced to two years probation in his June 2014 drunk-driving case.
    Although he’s now square with the law, Smith will likely be facing a two-game suspension. Going on 28 and headed into the final year of his contract, Smith was one of the better cornerbacks in the league last season. He graded out No. 5 overall in Pro Football Focus’ corner ratings.

  69. steveccnv says:

    And while I’m at it, I’ve been following the bearded coconut on Twitter. He keeps telling people how much BS is spread this time of yr, then he tells people his knowledge is far superior to 99% of the people, because he talks to the NFL experts (those same people that are spreading the BS).

  70. steveccnv says:

    DeAndre Jordan sets a Clippers record

    With his 1,217th rebound of the season, Jordan is the new single-season rebounding leader in Clippers franchise history. Oh, and we still have 3 quarters left in the Clips’ season. Los Angeles leads the Suns by 6 after the first.

    I don’t know what league the Clippers are playing in, because everyone else in the NBA finishes their seasons this week 😉

  71. getterdone says:

    Tim, I want special too.
    If you remember, I was probably the first on this blog, even before Suh, that said we need to swing for the fences this offseason, especially with Philbin and probably Hickey in a so called Playoffs or Bust lame duck year.
    Is why I was touting DGB very early on, and caught some flack for it because of his character, but I maintained, who cares, Philbin & Hickey need to hit a homerun. So I saw a guy like DGB as a boom or bust on character type prospect, a BIG weapon for Tanny to find in the redzone.
    Hickey is thinking along the same way, he swings for the fences with the risky (concussions) FA signing of Cameron.

    Again, I like Cooper & White, White more, and maybe they are special….but I think a good GM can find special in different spots in the draft…special for his team, for his QB play, for his defense schemes, etc.

    Will be exciting to see how it plays out with other teams picking as well. That’s the monkey wrench…lol

  72. steveccnv says:

    Now pitching for the Seattle Mariners Charlie Furbush!

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