A Sonny Football Fantasy

A Sonny Football Fantasy

NDominant Suh

By son of a son of a shula

     Ndamakong Suh is a Miami Dolphin. Has that sunk in yet? I honestly still can’t believe that it’s true, that one of the premiere marquee players in the league and a Son favorite is actually on our team. Well here’s how his first season in Miami played out in this Sonny Fantasy.

     It’s late January in 2016 and the Dolphins are in contention to go to the Super Bowl all they need is one more win. Leading the way is a stellar Dolphin Defensive line led by none other than Ndamakong Suh. Suh has wreaked havoc across the NFL in the 2015 season; he’s been by and large unblockable and considered by most a shoe in for Defensive Player of the Year. The first in Miami since Jason Taylor earned the honor following the 2006 season.

      NDominant Suh as he began to be called was the main thrust for a Miami team that had trouble passing the 8-8 mark the last couple of years. With 75 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 which he recovered and his pick 6 TD were amazing and he allowed the rest of the defense to make plays while garnering so much attention. Suh consistently fought off double and triple teams to make big plays. It was his presence that allowed a middle of the road defense to soar to dominance.

     Suh came to Miami as a free agent with the intention of putting together a Championship laden career and to cement a place for himself in Canton as one of the games greats. Without wasting any time Suh went out and established himself and the Dolphins defense as one of the best in the league. Bringing back memories for Dolphin fans of the famous “No Name” defense opponents found it almost impossible to establish a running game with Suh clogging the interior of the line. Passing wasn’t much easier as teams found themselves engulfed in a relentless pass rush which featured Cameron Wake having his best season as a pro earning 16 ½ sacks and a third consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.

     It was the Dolphin Defense that led the way but a much improved Offense under second year Coordinator Bill Lazor showed that Miami was on the way to being a powerhouse. Rookie running back Todd Gurley who led all rookies in rushing and is in the running for Rookie of the Year was the missing piece for the Dolphins who became a team capable of running the clock as they dominated opponents in time of possession. Another key for the Dolphins was the health and well being of the offensive line which for the first time in several seasons wasn’t besieged by injuries. Ryan Tannehill built on his previous three seasons by turning in his best season as a pro and leading the Fins offense to the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season.

     In his latest interview Coach Joe Philbin had this to say about Suh, “In all of my years of coaching and being around football I have never seen a more dominant season by an interior lineman.” Philbin likely had his job saved by Suh as he entered the season where many considered it a make or break year for him. With the signing of Suh, Philbin took advantage and put together a playoff squad poised to battle for the chance to play for a Lombardi trophy.

All is well in Miami.

     I have a couple of FU’s to give out:

The guy at the store: I’m putting my card into my wallet, you can see that, so you don’t have to shove the receipt under my nose and say “here’s your receipt. FU, I know.

To Apple and this facacta safari browser: Why don’t you have an end button or why don’t you go back to where I was after I refresh. I hate scrolling ALL the way down every time, it’s not even scrolling it’s like finger banging your phone – FU.

And FU to the Patriots, simply on general principal

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707 Responses to A Sonny Football Fantasy

  1. Mike E. says:

    I agree Tim – You know who works hard? THE NEW YORK METS, that’s who!

    LETS GO METS!

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      When did this turn into a mets board? When I was a kid I like the mets, I guess, because the family was rooting for them in ’69. After the Dodgers lost Piazza to the Marlins, then mets… I’ve hated the mets ever since.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Naples, Luck is on his way but he’s got a lot more great games to play, a lot more to get there. Shit happens along the way.

  3. naplesfan2010 says:

    Tannehill has beaten Dalton twice, Luck, Cutler, Brady twice, Roethlisberger, Rivers, Matt Ryan, Wilson, Bradford (when healthy), and came within a FG of beating Flacco, Rodgers, Stafford, Newton, and Peyton Manning.
    He has broken several of the Great Dan Marino’s records.
    All while taking well over a hundred sacks.
    I think we can compete at that position just fine.
    We need a superstar RB.

  4. naplesfan2010 says:

    This is an somewhat different mock from mine that I could still enjoy.
    14. Miami Dolphins: La’el Collins, OL, LSU
    Dolphins are looking for better guard play to help establish a more physical presence up front. Collins is as physical as any lineman in this draft. (Gurley to Ravens)
    47. Miami Dolphins: Byron Jones, CB, UConn
    Brent Grimes needs a running mate on the outside, and Jones’ supreme athleticism could gives the Dolphins one of the more dynamic CB duos in the league.
    114. Miami Dolphins: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
    149. Miami Dolphins: Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma (I did pick him.)
    150. Miami Dolphins: Alani Fua, OLB, BYU (him too as a ST demon)
    191. Miami Dolphins: Rakeem Nunez-Roches, DT, Southern Mississippi (never heard of this guy, but I do NOT want a DT but would prefer a Safety here, and these guys have Gerod Holliman still available.)

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

    You know – my man Shaq seems to have gone AWOL can you imagine getting him on our team with the #47 pick —-WOW

  6. naplesfan2010 says:

    Son I earlier praised you on that NDominant Suh tag. Genius.

  7. naplesfan2010 says:

    Son who do you want to draft in the first round?

  8. steveccnv says:

    Joel Corry @corryjoel
    · 3h 3 hours ago
    Dion Jordan’s suspensions in 2014 voided the $5,485,522 of 2015/2016 guarantees in his contract, which makes it easier for Miami to cut him.

  9. Mike E. says:

    Ugh! Yanks are slapping deGrom all over the park. The streak is in jeopardy.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It happens. deGrom is a little wild and his fast ball and change up are not far enough apart in MPH so it’s almost the same pitch. His slider and curve are also M.I.A.

    • Brian in NY says:

      This happens almost every year the Mets get hot Mike. They go into the Bronx and lose the series.

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Son, I always feel the 2nd round has good talent. It’s usually filled with borderline 1st round talent and that next level. After that it usually tails off but still good prospects are to be had. Gotta find them.

    If we can land two impact players with our first two picks we’re in good shape.

  11. getterdone says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore raises more attention to the fact that the lives of youth black men don’t matter. Sad reality, but truth.

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    Are we going to have to see a young black male die at the hands of the police every month before we realize there’s a problem?

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    “@CastleHugo: or a latino too» might sound harsh, but I wish there was another ethnicity of young men being murdered. Don’t hear any stories.
    __________________________________

    I call BS, Omar has gone too far and has fallen in the race trap propagated by the MSM…SMH!
    Plenty of white guys, other races that get shot down by the police as well. Just the MSM chooses to pay it far less attention.
    The agenda is division, and Omar has easily fallen right into that ‘black hole’ that this divide and conquer nwo paradigm shift has opened.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Omar, young black men fall at the hands of other young black men at an alarming rate everyday. Harp on that and change that thug culture that you revel in through music.

  12. getterdone says:

    naplesfan2010 says:
    April 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm
    Tannehill has beaten Dalton twice, Luck, Cutler, Brady twice, Roethlisberger, Rivers, Matt Ryan, Wilson, Bradford (when healthy), and came within a FG of beating Flacco, Rodgers, Stafford, Newton, and Peyton Manning.
    He has broken several of the Great Dan Marino’s records.
    All while taking well over a hundred sacks.
    I think we can compete at that position just fine.
    We need a superstar RB.
    Reply

    Wow, Tanny sounds like he’s on track to the HoF if he keeps it up. Thanks 😉

  13. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? So what did I miss today.

  14. Tim Knight says:

    GD, more black folk need to sit back and realize what they put their communities and the police through in inner city neighborhoods everyday.

    I’ve always wondered why when I was in a majority black neighborhood I would have good samaritan black dudes warn me I’m not in a good place. Why is that?

    • steveccnv says:

      The Popo treats blacks like they do, because they’re afraid of them or at least unsure what they’ll do in any situation, so they’d rather be safe than sorry. Has there ever been a situation where a cop killed a black male where the subject did what he was told to do? First thing a cop does is identify himself, then, if there’s any type of incident, he says to halt. At any time during the incident had the guy stopped his life would no longer be in jeopardy. Why is this so hard to understand for some people, they always think it’s all the cops fault.

  15. olddolphan says:

    GDP: If I’ve told you once I’ve told you & the board a hundred times:”DON’T READ OMAR!” —Not now, not ever!! – – I have zero respect for racists, whether black or white or polka-dotted. They are NOT good Americans, period.
    ———–
    NOW, on a better note, I’ll be working my 3rd 7-day week in the last 4 weeks, this time taking a trip to the Pompano Beach area to celebrate my brother-in-law Jim’s birthday tomorrow night. -At 4 PM, I’ll be at FAU Stadium to see the Owls take on conference foe Old Dominion in baseball. Then it’s on to dinner with Jim and my sister Marlene and a few others. –Sunday I do a small coin show in Lake Worth before heading home to Tampa Sunday night. –I LOVE IT!! –And Mrs. OD will have one of her famous dinners waiting for me!!
    ———–
    Talk to you folks again on Monday.

    • steveccnv says:

      Omar constantly puts posts out there, that’s why he’s a good read, but yeah I take what he writes with a grain of salt.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Many of us find him comical because he actually works for a newspaper. FFR freaks out that we laugh at it and gets all confounded about it. LOL

    • Ken says:

      I still follow Omar on Twitter just because he is one of the beat reporters for the Phins and I follow almost all of them just to see what info they come up with. I usually take what Omar says with a grain of salt and I never reply or retweet anything of his.

  16. getterdone says:

    Who’s Omar that y’all speak of?

  17. getterdone says:

    Interesting….this is from today, a lil while ago.

    Adam CaplanVerified account
    ‏@caplannfl
    Former #Falcons G Mike Johnson worked out for the #Dolphins.

    Free agent OL Mike Johnson visited with the Dolphins.
    Johnson, 28, spent last year on I.R. with a Lisfranc injury. He also missed the entire 2013 season due to lower-leg issues. Johnson wouldn’t be more than a veteran flier for Miami.
    itter

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, I really go nowhere but like here on blogs for opinions because I know some fans know the team better than the pundits. Omar and Perkins giggle like little girls trying to find as much fault with the team as they can. They’re novices and Omar should be much further along by now. Oh well. But he does get intel.

  19. finfanrob says:

    so son has another football fantasy huh? is there a rating system on what kind of football fantasy we can write about? just wondering, i mean not a single one of his has anything to do with cheerleaders and who the fuck doesnt have a football fantasy without cheerleaders other then him.

  20. finfanrob says:

    FFR freaks out that we laugh at it and gets all confounded about it. LOL

    once again pickle boy you are wrong. it isnt the laughing at him that confounds me, it is the ones who repost what he says and are shocked by it. dont you have a hedge some where to cut down

  21. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I shutter to think what it would be like if FFR published any of his fantasies.

    oh whatever. you are just worried i will tell others what goes on in my basement as you are chained in there. lol

  22. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    It would be called Tales from the Couch.

    i like that. maybe i can sell HBO on a series.

  23. finfanrob says:

    lol @ ken. well it is HBO. i mean if capn kirk can go green why cant i

  24. getterdone says:

    We signed 2 OG’s, well one can be an emergency OT, but with the Phins bringing in another guy like Johnson kinda makes me think they’re not totally convinced of Turner and/or Thomas starting.
    I know, we can have up to 90 camp bodies.

    Go Phins!

    • Ken says:

      I am thinking they are not comfortable with Thomas at all. It has been written that they are pretty high on Turner but even so he is untested so there is a definite need for an OG on the roster. I would not be shocked if La’el Collins is on the board when we pick that we select him.

    • steveccnv says:

      Why should they be, we’ve counted on guys in similar situations in the past and it’s bit us in the ass. There’s a difference though between covering your bases, which I think is what they’re doing and not feeling confident in the current players.

  25. steveccnv says:

    NFL exec compares Jameis Winston to JaMarcus Russell

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/nfl-exec-compares-jameis-winston-to-jamarcus-russell/ar-AAbDw1e

    What a schmuck, any player that’s not put in the right situation has a chance to be a JaMarcus. If Brady would’ve been on another team I don’t think he’d ever have been given a chance to start.

    • Ken says:

      Yes and no. Some guys are going to work hard no matter where they go. JaMarcus Russell could have been drafted by the Pats but my guess is he still would have been a fuck up.

      • steveccnv says:

        I don’t think so, when we played his Raider teams I always thought they had a chance to win with him in the game, once he was out it was game over. IMO he just needed a better situation.

      • steveccnv says:

        He fucked up and didn’t love the game enough to work at fixing it.

      • Ken says:

        JaMarcus had all the talent but none of the heart. He didn’t do the work it took to be a great NFL QB. He had the talent to be that but he is a fuck up deep down inside.

  26. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    April 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    His last tweet is really disgusting…”I wish there was another ethnicity of young men being murdered.”

    what? wow no way? o-troll said something controversial and got you to repeat it? wow, you would think that is his agenda

  27. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I didn’t really think about that but damn you are right that is fucked up.

    come on you are a smart man. way smarter then i am. it isnt hard to get his agenda. just like a few others on another blog that likes to throat punch pigs. i would say the same thing about them. it is obvious his agenda and theirs

    • Ken says:

      I just got that last part of his tweet. It was pretty fucked up if you think about it. But as I told Tim I just tend to gloss over any Omar opinions.

      • getterdone says:

        That’s the part that got me…especially for a public figure / journalist to write that is out of bounds…IMO.

  28. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I just got that last part of his tweet. It was pretty fucked up if you think about it. But as I told Tim I just tend to gloss over any Omar opinions.

    ok, the only time i know anything o-troll says is when one of you post it on here. and unlike what tim says. it doesnt bother me. i just kind of laugh at those who are shocked by what he says. his job as a part of the media is to get attention and followers. it is unfortunate that he has resorted to the shock value of a media person. at one point in time he was ok to read. he went the tmz way of being a media person. but hey if it pays his bills and he can get away with it more power to him.

  29. Tim Knight says:

    We need competition on the OL, find the best 5 – we have 3 cornerstones in Albert, Pouncey and James. Big time guard competition in camp this year. Nothing wrong with it.

    John Benton has a history of finding long-shots or conversions from tackle to guard. Just some food for thought. Maybe we get a surprise. 🙂

    • Ken says:

      It wouldn’t hurt to invest in the position in the draft either.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh I expect we will.

        What some of us forget sometimes is that we have some quality skill players on both sides of the ball and a good young QB, but let’s make protection and execution in the running game to allow that skill to thrive an afterthought. If you can’t play in the trenches you will not win no matter how skilled you are. Go back and watch the 1984/85 Super Bowl. It’s the best example for winning.

  30. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    We reply to your shock value all the time…LOL

    hold on. i am shocking. wow. and that with my clothes on.

  31. finfanrob says:

    getter

    and ok if i am shocking but you know mine is all in fun. i am not a member of the media. it is all in fun. i dont have a responsibility to be non shocking like o troll

  32. Ken says:

    Alright it has been a long week and I need to turn in soon. I am out. Peace to you all.

  33. Ken says:

    Oh and nice job Son on the fantasy. I should also what no toilets in this one? Peace.

  34. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    He was referring to the cattle prod you keep by the couch.

    and you tell me not to show pics of you yet you give out my secrets

  35. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    April 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    All good bro, i know that…don’t get your g-string in a knot….lol

    said by guy who has never had a g-string in a knot and knows the wonders of it

  36. Try Pod says:

    So, the big news of the night:
    Bruce Jenner finally comes out- as a republican.

  37. wyoming85 says:

    Rockets Roar To 3-0 Lead
    James Harden drops in 42 as Houston prevails in a 130-128 shootout in Dallas.

  38. Mike E. says:

    Brisk spring morning here in NJ. Nice and sunny though, should go up to about 60.

  39. Mike E. says:

    Surprisingly cold for this time of year. It was 37 when I got in this morning

  40. Mike E. says:

    What bothered me most about last nights game was the fact that Pineda consistently threw strike one against Mets hitters, and yet I didn’t see anyone get up there swinging at that first pitch. Once, to Cuddyer, he threw a slider the forst pitch, but every other time I noticed it was a fastball. Gotta be aggressive!

    • Brian in NY says:

      Yep, and again we let the Yankees take the momentum out of us. We need to win the next two!

      • Mike E. says:

        I had a bad feeling, told my wife that I felt like the streak was going to end. Not because I thought we wouldn’t show up, just because we were due for a letdown.

        To me, it’s all about how you come back and play the next day. Hopefully, the team gets back in the groove with the Dark Knight on the mound.

  41. Brian in NY says:

    So, who thinks Jordan is trade bait on draft day? It sure seems that way.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think a couple of deals are already in the works.

    • steveccnv says:

      Since his guaranteed bonus for 2015/16 has been voided I would think it would be hard to keep him. What I see happening is we’ll deal him for a 6th, and everyone will say WTF, is Ireland still here.

  42. wyoming85 says:

    Welcome to Dallas!

  43. wyoming85 says:

    Dan Hope ‏@Dan_Hope · 14h14 hours ago
    #LSU CB Jalen Collins has high upside, but I’d stay away from him early in the draft. Raw talent with injury and drug questions.

  44. wyoming85 says:

    Players I want @14

  45. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Report: LSU’s Jalen Collins has multiple failed drug tests

    Maybe we get lucky and he falls to 14 because of this.

  46. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Brian,
    I agree. I think there is a good chance jordan is traded on draft day.

  47. Mike E. says:

    Jalen Collins was a boderline 1st RD pick. The drug test failures won’t help him any, but still likely a 2nd RD pick. Too bad we don’t a have a 3rd (YET!), he may fall that far

  48. olddolphan says:

    WYOMING: LOL at dating a female Bills’ fan because she won’t want any rings!!! – – You DO KNOW the “O” in BUFFALO stands for Super Bowl wins, right???
    ————-
    Is it true “Bruthie” Jenner is a BILLS’ FAN???????
    ————-
    Heading down to south Florida in about an hour or so. I’ll stop off in Boca Raton to see the Old Dominion at FAU baseball game in 95 degree heat then it’s on to Pompano Beach for my brother-in-law’s 75th birthday bash. Talk to you fine folks on Monday.

    • olddolphan says:

      ONE FINAL OBSERVATION. The Pats’ early season schedule is TOUGH. –They open against Pittsburgh then they play at Buffalo. On weeks 4 & 5 they play AT DALLAS and AT INDY. There’s no way they win all 5 of those games; two losses is a real possibility.

  49. The Flying Pig says:

    Boulder

    Wedge will be featuring collins today

    He will be there at 14
    He might even be there in the 2nd round

    I say pass
    He really lacks experience

  50. Brian in NY says:

    I wonder if the Eagles would do our #14 and Jordan for their #20, Mathis and a 2nd.

    • steveccnv says:

      Word is, if we could’ve traded him we would’ve.

      • Brian in NY says:

        You have to wonder if there were rumors about his suspension last offseason, and that is why he wasn’t traded. He’s got a ton of talent Steve, and he’s young so someone will take a chance on him.

  51. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    I wonder if Boulder temporarily got mixed up with La’el Collins, who’s also from LSU.

  52. son of a son of a shula says:

    Brian in NY says:
    I wonder if the Eagles would do our #14 and Jordan for their #20, Mathis and a 2nd.

    hell yeah they would take that, it’s rape. If Tannenbaum and Hickey did that they should be fired.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      The second gets them from 20 to 14 and then its Mathis straight up for Jordan

      • Brian in NY says:

        Son, Jordan isn’t worth shit right now. His next suspension is for a year, and he’s shown very little over the last two years. My thinking it would give them more flexibility to pursue BPA after filling a need for guard.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Shit, I’d take a 3rd with that too, but I don’t think that will happen!

  53. Mike E. says:

    Zeirlein from NFL.com has a 7 round Mock up

    RD1 – LA’el Collins OT/OG LSU
    RD2 – Byron Jones CB Connecticut
    RD4 – Chris Conley WR Georgia
    RD5 – Blake Bell TE Oklahoma
    RD5 – Alani Fua OLB BYU
    RD6 – Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT Southern Mississippi

  54. Tim Knight says:

    Something’s up with Jordan for sure.

  55. stangerx says:

    You guys are gonna give me shiot both for being touchy feely and having a “gay guy’s” dog, but I thought this was beautiful.

    Exactly the same color and breed as mine…..even if mine’s a more studly miniature poodle (bout twice the size of this little girl). She has the same heart too, even if maybe not the smarts.

  56. Mike E. says:

    Bri

    I like the first 2 picks a lot, the rest, not so much

  57. steveccnv says:

    What do you guys think about Ali Marpet? To me he seems very athletic, but there really isn’t any tape on him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think we met with him too.

      • steveccnv says:

        Omar loves him after watching him at the Sr. Bowl. He reminds me of the Bears guard Long (I think he’s Howie’s son), who made the Pro Bowl, I believe, his rookie yr.

    • Brian in NY says:

      He had a good combine, but he’s from a VERY small school. That said, he may be gone at 47, and certainly by the time we pick in the 4th.

  58. Mike E. says:

    Nicely done Try

  59. Mike E. says:

    Steve

    I like Marpet a lot. I think he’s going to be a good NFL player. I think Al mentioned this, and I kind of agree, he’s this years Joel Bitonio

    • steveccnv says:

      What round do you think he’ll go? I’m hearing 2nd by O and 3rd day by others. If he can start right away I’d have no problem taking him in the 2nd. We can afford to take him early and not start him right away though, since we’ve got a few vets as insurance.

      • Tim Knight says:

        2-3 round seems universal. 2nd if a team really likes him and feels he can start right away.

  60. steveccnv says:

    Mike I was thinking the mets were going to lose to the Yankees, just like the Dodgers got whacked by the giants to end their streak.

  61. steveccnv says:

    Gurley in the 1st and Marpet in the 2nd and the rest don’t matter, and we can wait half a yr for both to be ready, when the schedule gets tough.

  62. son of a son of a shula says:

    steveccnv says:
    April 25, 2015 at 11:57 am (Edit)
    So what do you think of Bruce JK

    I’ll be at the west coast Fest with Gigi and Phindog, someone else said they were in too.
    *
    Jahn said he is in (hopefully he’ll bring some of the brew)
    I’ll bet DrG would go, he’s in Utah but goes to San Diego a lot.
    CavKong likely would go too

  63. Tim Knight says:

    I see that Gurley is a popular pick now but I just want to say he’d be adding to a position of strength with Miller. Let’s not act like we have some void at RB because Miller had a really good year per touch. He just didn’t get the ball a lot in a lot of games. If we draft Gurley we better run it more than we have or I don’t see the value in our offense.

    • steveccnv says:

      Miller can’t handle any more touches than he’s getting, they say he’s in the training room all the time with his limited carries.

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Remember Ali Marpet played LT in college 37 starts but is projected at guard at the next level. Could be a good fit at LG and we seem to like college tackles to play guard – Thomas and Turner even though Thomas also played LG at TEN.

    • steveccnv says:

      He played G at the Sr Bowl and thrived the experts like him at G in the NFL. He has the feet to play T IMO, but I like him at G.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He has that tag of not enough wingspan and arm length to play tackle at the next level.

      • steveccnv says:

        I wasn’t thinking an LT as game one starter at some point, I was thinking RT in a pinch this yr and possible RT game one starter in the future. Seems like our FO does like tackles to play guard, I think, because when you get an injury you can move the guards back to tackle.

  65. son of a son of a shula says:

    Trivia: Does anyone know who L’Angelo Misterioso is?
    No cheating (my guess is Tim may be the only one who knows)

  66. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, I never heard that about Miller. His touches have gone up every year and he’s gotten better every year.

    • steveccnv says:

      We use 2 backs, not one, so I don’t see the issue with getting the complimentary back. Gurley is more power, they’d make a great thunder and lightning combo. Varga would work too in the 5th, but wouldn’t be as dynamic.

      • Tim Knight says:

        We also have Williams who got better as the year went on especially as a receiver and he’s also a physical runner.

    • steveccnv says:

      I like Williams as a receiver out of the backfield, but not so much as a runner. We surely need more power back there.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I agree Williams was a bit shaky as a runner but he can improve and he gives maximum effort on every play. The thing is if we’re a 40 pass/20 run team I don’t see RB at #14.

  67. steveccnv says:

    I don’t really get the small school guys not being able to handle the jump to the NFL. I know it takes more time to adjust, but if you look at any teams roster they have guys from all over the lot.

    We have guys from Sac. State, Coastal Caroline, North Dakota St., Marist, Liberty, Shippensburg…

  68. Tim Knight says:

    So if we drafted Gurley what would the split between him and Miller be? We also don’t know how soon Gurley will be able to play or take on a heavy work load. The consensus is it usually takes a full year for RBs to get back from knee injuries.

    • steveccnv says:

      Hickey said he looks at the future as well as right now when drafting. I’d have no problem with Gurley, if he could contribute at 90% by midseason. We really don’t need him to get significant minutes to start the yr, but we would need him for the stretch run.

      The FO is setting us up to take BPA at #14, and I expect them to do that.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I get that but the RB position has been devalued over the last few years and our offense isn’t focused around the running game but the short and medium passing game. So to me the best value for us on offense is protection and WRs who can pick up YAC.

  69. BoulderPhinfan says:

    mike and piggy,
    Yup Sorry I got them mixed up. I thought they meant the other collins.

  70. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I say no to gurley. We have miller. Just pick up a big bruising back in the later rounds. Go o-line or defense with the first 2 picks.

  71. Brian in NY says:

    Any of the NE’ers up for the Washington game? I’m definitely going.

  72. Tim Knight says:

    We averaged 37 pass attempts and 25 rushes PG last year and 3.5 of those rushes were Tannehill. Just some food for thought.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It’s situational where we struggled like the Green Bay and Detroit games we couldn’t close out by running the clock out.

  73. son of a son of a shula says:

    Deontay Greenberry

  74. Mike E. says:

    Bri

    That would be a fun road trip to WAS. I’ll consider it. I’ll pick up Curious Tim and Piggy and Ken on the way.

    • Mike E. says:

      Although to be honest, if we actually go to a Met game, that would be my higher priority. I really want to go to Citi Field.

  75. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 2h2 hours ago
    .@MDCheer Auditions are underway!

  76. wyoming85 says:

    NFL Draft Diamonds ‏@DraftDiamonds · 2h2 hours ago
    Our Five safest picks in the 2015 NFL Draft; Who are yours? – http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/our-five-safest-picks-in-the-2015-nfl-draft-who-are-yours/

    Amari Cooper – Alabama
    Duke Johnson – Miami
    Nick O’Leary – Florida State
    Ben Beckwith – Mississippi State
    Matt Rotheram – Pittsburgh

  77. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s cold out Wyoming

  78. Tim Knight says:

    It’s a really nice day close to 60 and clear blue skies. I just put on shorts. 🙂

  79. wyoming85 says:

    This is not going to be popular around here!

    http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/three-most-overrated-players-in-the-entire-2015-nfl-draft/

    Kevin White – West Virginia
    Breshad Perriman – UCF
    Philip Dorsett – Miami

    🙂

    • Tim Knight says:

      Everyone has an opinion.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The writer is an idiot

      First he says – Kevin white pushes off a lot…so what…NFL receivers push off more than college.

      Then he says White will struggle with the speed of the game…why?

      On Perriman he cites the drop rate
      We’ve mentioned that before
      He’s still a good WR

      Dorsett won’t be a first round pick. I don’t know what he is thinking mentioning that as a possibility

      • Tim Knight says:

        Agreed. From what I’ve seen from White he did a lot of things we do in our offense and his size and speed would be difficult to defend. That said he won’t be there when we pick.

  80. Tim Knight says:

    We were 22nd in rushing attempts last year at 24.94. If we drafted Gurley that better get up closer to the 30 range which would put us around top 5 range.

  81. stangerx says:

    I liked reading this……puts different nooks and crannies on the Jennings piece of the puzzle.

    “With the Minnesota Vikings, Jennings spent most of his time in the slot and was a bit miscast. That said, the Vikings didn’t have any other safer options, and he still managed to average 12.4 yards per reception despite spending plenty of time on the inside. In my opinion, while he has the versatility to succeed in the slot, he’s better off as a “Z” receiver who can move the chains on the outside.”

    Article over all is real good and has more insight.

    http://nflspinzone.com/2015/04/25/miami-dolphins-expectations-for-greg-jennings/

    • Tim Knight says:

      I see Jennings replacing Hartline, and Stills replacing Wallace. Landry will do his thing in the slot and on the outside at times and Matthews will get in the mix depending on who we may draft at WR. Cameron and Sims along with Miller and Williams will also be involved.

      • stangerx says:

        Agree overall except I’m not sure when we line up with 2 WRs on first down and ten whether it is Jennings or Landry. There is something about resting older legs. Plus after the draft we may have a completely different dynamic…….if our favorite Pig gets his way.

  82. Tim Knight says:

    This what CBS/NFL Draft Scout is feeling.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft

  83. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I hear ya on giving Jennings some rest but Landry blocks so I think he’ll always be out there. We also rarely play only 2 WRs unless we change that this year. We’re a 3 WR one back offense most of the time.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Maybe we play some 2 TE set this year

      Even though we didn’t resign clay

      Bring us OLeary!

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think Cameron, Sims and Lynch will be the TEs. Sims and Lynch can block LBs and chip DEs. Cameron is more like a receiver but I admit I don’t know much about his blocking.

    • stangerx says:

      Were we lining up three wideouts on most run downs last year? Remember Clay was in the mix then.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep, 3 WR, Clay at H-back/TE and Miller. Sims wasn’t on the field all the time, mainly when Clay couldn’t go.

      • stangerx says:

        Cool enough. Didn’t realize we went 3 WR so much early. Thought a lot of times it was SIms and Clay on running downs.

  84. getterdone says:

    Stanger, congrats on having a ‘gay guy’s’ dog.
    Sincerely FFR.

    • stangerx says:

      LMAO — but I got complete and multi-faceted cover on that…..wife’s choice.

      • getterdone says:

        Damn women…lol
        I’d get a German Shepherd or a Rottie.

      • stangerx says:

        If you want one get one, but a dog like that comes with hassles. A certain advantage to a dog that won’t eat others one and if a hassle starts your can just end it by picking them up.

      • getterdone says:

        True, good point. Ok, I’ll get a Chihuahua on PED’s.

  85. getterdone says:

    I said the other day that all the team forced interest in Gurley is to inspire a trade down.

  86. getterdone says:

    WOW, so some one says wr White, Perriman, & Dorsett are all the most over rated.
    Told ya to draft my guy DGB & Darren Waller 😉

  87. Brian in NY says:

    Mike/Tim,

    We should really try to lock down a date for a Mets game this season.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’d be into that, we haven’t lost there yet either so that’s a plus. LOL

      Looking forward to seeing Harvey pitch tonight. I think he brings his A game. He was sick in his last start and wore down with that long inning when we scored all 7 runs against the Marlins.

  88. Tim Knight says:

    GD, forget your man crush on DGB, do you really see us drafting an unpolished route runner and off-field problem child in the 1st round?

    • getterdone says:

      Yes, I want us to draft the worse WR in the draft, F’k Tanny. 🙂

      • Tim Knight says:

        I don’t think he’s the worst WR I just don’t see him as a good fit for us. That said I didn’t think we had a chance at signing Suh. LOL

  89. getterdone says:

    Ok, all 3 of these guys are weird closet Ho’s….SMH

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    “@BMarshall: Anyone watching the #BruceJennerABC interview? What do you think?” » great interview. Very educational. Learning a lot.

    • stangerx says:

      As a guy with two small dogs, I take offense to that stereotyping. ‘cept as to Jenner of course…..that one is set.

      • getterdone says:

        Oops, sowie, I didn’t know BM & Omar had lil ankle biters.

      • stangerx says:

        LOL……BM and O are also members of the HMLDLA (He Man Little Dog Lover Association). We’ve all checked out chicks at the meeting together, least when Omar doesn’t have a mirror around.

  90. rgs322 says:

    I agree, a smokescreen with Gurley could have 2 positives. First, it could help with a possible trade down with one of the teams mentioned above. The second possibility would be for some team to take him ahead of us, which could push another player down to us that we’re interested in.

    • Brian in NY says:

      The only team that would work on would be the Browns, as they have two picks (12,18). I can’t see another team taking him just because we want him.

    • getterdone says:

      I was thinking that two…good point….there are some rumors to him going top 10 anyways.

  91. Tim Knight says:

    Brian, I wondered if it was a late afternoon game without looking. Thanks!

    • Brian in NY says:

      You got it. It would have been a little disappointing for you to turn on the TV at 7 only to find out the game is over! 8PM on ESPN tomorrow night- Neise on the mound.

  92. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, not saying we never went 2-TE/2-WR/1-RB, I just remember more spread stuff and many times to my disliking but that’s just me. I think Tanny could be lethal with more play-action and bootlegs. He’s probably top 3-5 most athletic QBs in the league.

    • stangerx says:

      There is no doubt we did both, but then I’m just going off my memory (which is suspect). I remember times when I said, “we’re starting with three wideouts” and put in who we were playing. But also very well may be that after Clay went down that was SOP.

  93. Tim Knight says:

    Gurley could go to a team top 10 in rebuilding mode with their sights set on 2016. We have our sights set on this season. Ross expects playoffs this year and Suh was the confirmation. We have the young QB Tannehill with talent and more upside going into his 4th season and Suh entering his prime entering his 6th season as the premier DT in the league. That’s not we’re close, a couple more years type stuff. That’s win now.

    That’s why trading up shouldn’t scare anyone, it’s about adding impact players and winning, not stocking up on fan mock draft prospects along with the 20+ we already have.

  94. getterdone says:

    BOOM!!!

    NFL Films’ Greg Cosell believes UCF WR Breshad Perriman is in the top tier of wide receivers in this year’s draft.
    Cosell believes Perriman is in the same tier as Alabama WR Amari Cooper and West Virginia WR Kevin White, and can even “see ranking Perriman even with or ahead of White.” Perriman has been shooting up draft boards since running in the low 4.2s at his Pro Day. He could be selected in the first half of Day 1.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I wouldn’t be shocked and he deepens the draft for us at #14.

      • getterdone says:

        Funny, I remember saying here several times that I thought Perriman was White/Cooper 2.0, no need to trade up. I’ve been confirmed…lol 😉

  95. getterdone says:

    The Miami Herald expects the Dolphins to place Dion Jordan on the trade block.
    Jordan was a no-show for the start of offseason workouts, leading some to question his commitment to the team. In two years since Miami took him third overall, Jordan has been suspended twice and failed to establish a meaningful role on defense. The Dolphins have no choice but to stay the course with Jordan at this point. Miami would lose $1 million in salary-cap space by trading Jordan.

    • Tim Knight says:

      $1M will not keep them from moving him. I get the same feeling I had with Wallace with him. He’s done here.

  96. Tim Knight says:

    GD, no confirmation until this draft class plays in the NFL. I like White but still think Cooper is the most NFL ready and not limited long-term. I think he’ll be one of the top WRs in the NFL the next 10 years.

  97. getterdone says:
  98. Tim Knight says:

    Trade scenario with Washington:
    #14, Dion Jordan, a 5th and next year’s 2nd for their #5. They run a 3-4 defense.

  99. son of a son of a shula says:

    New post is up

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