Miami Dolphins News 6/8/15



Oh no!  1st Round Pick DeVante Parker has foot surgery to replace a screw in his foot.  Read about it here:

DAVIE, FL - MAY 9: DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins catches the ball during the rookie minicamp on May 9, 2015 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** DeVante Parker

Don’t worry…I had an interview with the screw.  He is a sweet little screw and means no harm.  Parker should be fine.


The Phinsider predicts Parker and fellow rookie Jordan Phillips will start.

DAVIE, FL - MAY 8: Jordan Phillips #97 of the Miami Dolphins runs drills during the rookie minicamp on May 8, 2015 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. Phillips was the Dolphins second round draft pick. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jordan Phillips

Elliot Harrison of names his all underrated team.  Guess who is the QB:


Is Tony Lippett a 5th round steal?  The CB, who was a WR last year, is already making a big impact.

DAVIE, FL - MAY 8: Tony Lippett #36 intercepts the ball intended for Tyler McDonald #15 of the Miami Dolphins during the rookie minicamp on May 8, 2015 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tyler McDonald;Tony Lippett

Jests QB Geno Smith affectionally greeted at Yankees game.  He is their “Boooooooooooooooooooooo”!




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193 Responses to Miami Dolphins News 6/8/15

  1. son of a son of a shula says:

    LOL @ the sweet little screw

  2. olddolphan says:

    MILLIONS OF EYES will be watching game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight in Chicago at 8 PM eastern time. The big question is “WHO will be in goal for the Lightning??” –Injured starter Ben Bishop had to leave in the 3rd period of Tampa Bay’s 4-3 win over Chicago Saturday Night. –The exact nature of his injury is a tightly kept secret by head coach Jon Cooper. Meanwhile, 20-year old back up goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will be ready to go if Bishop has to remain on the sidelines tonight. Clearly, the unsettled nature of Tampa Bay’s goaltending situation is a big plus for the home town Black Hawks. But, I believe there’s just as much pressure on Chicago as there is on Tampa Bay. The Hawks are SUPPOSED to win this game. They’ve got one of the biggest home-ice advantages in the entire NHL. A loss tonight to a back up goalie would be devastating to this heavily favored Chicago team. All the plots and subplots will be carefully analyzed by the pregame crew on NBC Sports Network (Channel 220 on Directv). And the best in the business, Mike (“Doc”) Emrick will have the call. (Emrick, a former college professor, has a real doctorate from Bowling Green University in Ohio. He announced BG’s hockey games while completing his Ph.D. and sent out a tape of his broadcasts, which led to his getting hired by the Flyers and, later, by the New Jersey Devils).
    Have a great day, Dolphin fans! By the way, MIKE E., did YOU ever listen to any of Emrick’s broadcasts of Devils’ games??

  3. wyoming85 says: ‏@Phins_Phocus · 27m27 minutes ago
    Good morning Miami

  4. Tim Knight says:

    4 straight days of OTAs starting today.

  5. stangerx says:

    LOL at Devante’s screw…….our Piggy just may have a new member of the gang.

    And Pig — thanks as always for keeping it all going.

  6. stangerx says:

    According to Field Yates: “No team has more money committed to its 2016 salary cap than the Dolphins, who have already tallied up to roughly $160 million for next season. That excludes a contract for defensive end Olivier Vernon, a rising star on their defense.”

    Hope they have this team set up well, cause sounds like there won’t be big ticket FAs for a while.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Nor should we have to. Gotta start hitting on special talent in the draft. The signing of Suh was a rare opportunity because players like him don’t usually hit the open market. Other than him we didn’t really sign any other big ticket FAs specifically no longer than 2 year deals.

      • stangerx says:

        Hoping we don’t but you never know what might happen. Two years ago we would have been counting on Wallace and Jordan as key and special contributors for this season. Hoping we get less surprises like those and more like Landry.

  7. jetsssuck says:

    With the salary cap for rookies agreement I believe all the teams are gonna push high priced veterans out the door sooner and pay the real veteran superstars through FA. The NFL player average concerning playing years is less than 4 which amounts to the first rookie contract. What franchises do to gain a competitive advantage considering their is a minimum owners have to speed should be interesting.

    • jetsssuck says:


    • stangerx says:

      Teams are trying to save money, but the superstars will get paid. IF anything there is more money to spend on them with the cheap rookie contracts. Think the middle of the road vets have the most to worry about from cheap rookie comp.

    • steveccnv says:

      Pushing the high priced vets out the door is why they’re trying to lower the vet min, it will at least give these guys a shot.

  8. Tim Knight says:

    We cleared out a lot of high-priced players we signed in 2013, signed Suh, re-signed our own in Pouncey and Tannehill and were very deliberate in the length of contract in FA with other players.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      it sounds like we have tough decisions to make next year.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s a good and a bad thing. Tough decisions mean you have good players. But having to let good players walk kinda sucks.

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    The cheats released Brandon Spike after his hit and run

    • jetsssuck says:

      wasn’t the 1st JAWS movie portrayed being from the beaches of New Jersey?

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yes it was also during a massive heat wave and polio epidemic. Because of that more people than usual were going to the Jersey beaches.

      • stangerx says:

        I believe it was modeled on the story of shark attacks on the Jersey Shore in the early 1900’s but they chose to set it on an island for the isolation effect. Something like Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, yes 1916 and yes the movie was shot on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The great whites that swim up the Jersey coasts usually end up off the coast of MA where there are large seal populations.

    • stangerx says:

      But even if they shot it there, I have the t-shirt from a trip to where it actually happened.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Which was suppose to be on Long Island, NY. Amityville Horror was also based on a house on LI in Amityville.

      • stangerx says:

        Amityville is in Long Island, but even if they never say exactly where I thought Amity Island was supposed to be in New England. I always had visions of Block Island.

      • stangerx says:

        You got me to look it up — we’re both right.

        “The only given clue to the location of Amity Island is that it is located in New England. In the book, Amity is located on Long Island, New York. The movie itself was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and the boats used in the film contain the state registration abbreviation of “MS” which also indicates Massachusetts. During the scene on the beach when Alex Kintner is attacked, a radio report giving the times of ferry runs is heard. The announcer mentions Martha’s Vineyard along with Amity and Nantucket Island. Therefore, Amity is apparently located off the coast of Massachusetts somewhere in the vicinity of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.”

  11. BoulderPhinfan says:

    love it the pats better get ready for life without marsha.

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL now11 seconds ago
    Random AFC East/OTA joke: The #Dolphins’ starting QB won’t throw five interceptions in practice today. #Patriots

  12. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Man the refs really wanted a Cleveland win last night. Some of those calls were ridiculous.

    NBA is so rigged.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s funny, I saw an tidbit somewhere this morning that said refs obviously want the Warriors to win. LOL

  13. stangerx says:

    Chris Perkins @chrisperk
    #Dolphins rehearsing no-CB goalline defense. Used it a few times under DC Kevin Coyle.

  14. stangerx says:

    Omar Kelly@OmarKelly

    Outside of the O-line there is no Dolphins unit that needs fortifying right now. And if Turner, Thomas or Douglas become solid Miami’s good.
    Somebody spike Omar’s drink with koolaid?

  15. Mike E. says:

    I thought Jaws was supposed to be a New England town, like somewhere in Massachusetts. All the accents of the natives seem to indicate that.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL now1 minute ago
      #Dolphins’ first-team guards are Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner for the third week in a row.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      sorry that wasn’t suppose to be a response 🙂

    • Tim Knight says:

      I thought that too probably because it was shot at Martha’s Vineyard, but I guess in the story it’s a made up Island off LI, NY which could also produce those accents being that Montauk is off the coast of CT and not far from Boston.

      • stangerx says:

        TIm — more info on that above. It was off LI in the book, but seems not in the movie.

  16. stangerx says:

    Chris Perkins @chrisperk

    Tannehill throwing crisply again today. Has had good offseason so far. Good decisions, nice throws.

  17. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Tannehill to Rishard Matthews on 1st play..decent gain…Lamar Miller up middle for decent gain on 2nd play

  18. BoulderPhinfan says:


    Tannehill TD to Jordan Cameron in back of end zone…TD…Tannehill coulda hit Landry, too

  19. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk now56 seconds ago
    S Michael Thomas defends WR Greg Jennings very nicely in end zone…Tannehill inc
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  20. BoulderPhinfan says:

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 2m2 minutes ago
    RB Jay Ajayi with a nice run. I need to see more of him. #Dolphins

  21. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk now
    2nd offense vs. 1st defense at 2-yd line…Brice McCain at nickel

  22. D says:

    People want to see big names at big name times, FA, Draft, etc, but truthfully the less expectations you have during those times the better the team is overall. Given we find some success this year i could see our biggest need to be down to continuing to strengthen the OL and potentially replacing needing a stud DE. We wont really need to have a splash FA signing, as boring as that might be, and probably only have one strong need in draft, meaning we might be prime for trade up to get that guy. I could easily see us parting with a 2nd maybe even a 2nd and 3rd as long as things go well with the people we picked up this year.

    With the young group of CB’s and showing the promise they do so far, even if we lost Grimes next year i think we have someone out of that group who may really step up and give us confidence we will be able to move on. That also helps us with that cap number as Grimes counts 9.5 against that number, 6.5 of which we could get back.

    Cameron Wake is in the same boat with just a little less reason to replace him as we may also lose Vernon next year. Wake carries a 9.8 mil cap hit with almost all of that (8.4) reclaimable if cut. If we lose both Vernon and Wake last year i think we would need to land a stud DE and probably double up at the position with a guy we select in a later round. If Wake really balls this year next to Suh, they might keep him let OV go and draft a guy, but wouldnt be as necessary to trade up as i suggested above. A lot depends on how well Wake does this year and how healthy he remains through the season.

    Pretty sure Jordan is cut or traded so we will be off the hook for his salary, or a good portion of it next year so we will save a little there. Mitchell and Misi are both potential cuts, as they both save us in the ranges of 2.5-3.5mil, though i think as long as they stay healthy and are prodctive they will be guys we try to keep.

    Jones isnt someone i think we can afford to cut, and i think his performance this year will keep him here, but given his salary and how much we save by cutting him, i think he is also on the radar as a potential cut for 2016.

    Some of these are no-brainers, just due to age and relative cost vs cap savings, but good news is, we are just now looking like we might could manage some of these losses if they were to happen and in previous year losing most of these guys would have been a real detriment to our team. Hate to say it but i think we lost at least one fan favorite from our team next year as a cap causality.

    • stangerx says:

      Good analysis — but I think Wake sticks. Dude is real fit for his age and shows no signs of declining. Might be different if Jordan was showing as hoped. So big Q is going to be if they re-sign Vernon, but whether we need to go all in on a DE will depend on that.

  23. BoulderPhinfan says:

    ames Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL now24 seconds ago
    #Dolphins QB Matt Moore with a nice red-zone TD to WR Matt Hazel. Matthews and Hazel are getting more looks today with DeVante Parker out.
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  24. Tim Knight says:

    Gotcha Stanger on Amity Island.

  25. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Adam Beasley @AdamHBeasley
    Kelvin Sheppard gets a free run at Tannehill. Not sure who missed the block but it was someone on the left side.

  26. D says:

    stangerx says:
    June 8, 2015 at 12:26 pm
    Good analysis — but I think Wake sticks. Dude is real fit for his age and shows no signs of declining. Might be different if Jordan was showing as hoped. So big Q is going to be if they re-sign Vernon, but whether we need to go all in on a DE will depend on that.
    I dont see us keeping both OV and Wake, and i think how well Wake does goes a long way to which, or if its either for that matter. Wake is my prefernce to keep and i think he balls this year next to Suh which i think will lock him in to that spot. I am not sure if Grimes stays, these young guys are nipping at his heels. His game is based of his quickness and he’s probably going to be losing a step or two over the next couple of years.

    • stangerx says:

      We’ll find out, but if they both show it this year see no reason not to keep both. As with all such future discussions will depend mostly on both can get on the open market after we see how they do this season. I got faith in Grimes though.

  27. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP · 2m2 minutes ago
    Christon Jones, undrafted rookie Alabama WR, showing off some strong hands in end zone drill

  28. Tim Knight says:

    I agree with D that continuing to fortify the OL and adding a top DE could be two main areas we target next offseason. It’s too early for me to speculate cuts etc. but there will be some more change that’s for sure.

  29. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 6s6 seconds ago
    Think Billy Turner, Dallas Thomas are improving. Just still not sure either is starting-caliber yet.

  30. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk now23 seconds ago
    Think Billy Turner, Dallas Thomas are improving. Just still not sure either is starting-caliber yet.

  31. Tim Knight says:

    Just a reminder, these OTAs are learning camps, not real competitive camps. It doesn’t equate to actual football games which it sometimes gets reported as.

    • stangerx says:

      Yeah — hard to judge too much in the trenches when the pads aren’t on. Mostly who does not get confused and how the footwork is.

    • steveccnv says:

      One guy is going through the motions in the heat and the other is trying to impress.

  32. Tim Knight says:

    This is what I like to hear from OTAs:
    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 7m7 minutes ago
    #Dolphins CB Will Davis (knee) is practice today.

  33. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 8m8 minutes ago
    Lippett with a nice pass breakup of a Bethel-Thompson throw. Stepped in front of McDonald for a near INT #Dolphins

  34. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 27s28 seconds ago
    Tony Lippett with another breakup of a Bethel-Thompson pass #Dolphins

  35. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP · 28s29 seconds ago
    Landry with a TD, dunks the ball on the goal post. Enjoy it while you can, Jarvis, not allowed in games

  36. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 16s16 seconds ago
    Tannehill doing excellent job at changing snap count. Suh & Wake just jumped. Credit Tannehill.

  37. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 16s17 seconds ago
    Tannehill to Michael Preston on deep ball…and they connect…rejoice!!!

  38. wyoming85 says:


    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk · 42s43 seconds ago
    Dolphins signed WR Tommy Streeter today, per league source.

  39. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 4m4 minutes ago
    RG Jamil Douglas, DE Kendall Montgomery mix it up a bit after special teams drill. Think Douglas got low blow on drill.

  40. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP · 45s46 seconds ago
    Jarvis Landry just made an amazing one-handed grab in the end zone from Tannehill. Catch of the month!

  41. wyoming85 says:


    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 1m1 minute ago
    QB MBT to RB Ajayi for likely TD from about 40 yds. Maybe S Jordan Kovacs makes tackle. Maybe.

  42. Mike E. says:

    I thinks it completely ridiculous that a WR can’t dunk the ball over the goalpost after a TD. No Fun League

    • D says:

      Not a big deal to me either, unless they hang on the goal post and possible shift it from being true. Could cause a FG miss and that would not be fair, owever in some ways i kinda like the rule because it keeps them from twisting an ankle or something doing something unimportant.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t. You get a guy hanging on the goalpost and it tweaks it, then the game is delayed, or goes unnoticed and a kick is made/missed, because of it. Guys like Ochostinko ruined it for the fans.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think they outlawed it because the goal posts got fucked up a few times and it delayed the game.

  43. steveccnv says:

    So RT is sharp today and Omar isn’t in the building, coincidence?

  44. Mike E. says:

    I’d say there’s a difference between dunking over the bar, and hanging on, but I guess they’d rather not have to distinguish, or need an instant replay to determine a penalty on a celebration. lol

  45. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 9m9 minutes ago
    Philbin on Jamil Douglas: Doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes. Picked up system well. Good play speed. Like what I’ve seen #Dolphins

  46. Tim Knight says:

    LOL, the first football helmet prototype test in 1912.

  47. jetsssuck says:

    MikeE—-I was just reading a email about the gators woman’s softball team and they showed highlights of the national championship. I thought of a question of how they pitch differently than men and how do you pitch. Do you have the wild wind up like the women’s or do you just get to the pitch without the wild windups? I’m sure the wildups are hard to practice and takes a lot of practice…..especially if you are throwing change ups, curves and fastballs.

  48. Tim Knight says:


  49. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP · 20m20 minutes ago
    #Dolphins rookie LG Jamil Douglas impressing coaches, emerging as potential starter

  50. Tim Knight says:

    I remember a couple of friends and I were sitting in the left field upper deck inside the foul pole at Shea when Edgardo Alfonzo hit a shot that looked like it was coming right at us and we all sensed it. But you know how the ball curves so it didn’t end up by us but it was a HR so that was good. That’s the closest I ever felt other than a foul falling not too far behind or in front but you knew it wasn’t close enough.

    • stangerx says:

      I had one when I was a kid that went into the deck above us. Apparently it hit someone’s hand up there and fell back down. Landed right on the arm rest btwn me and my dad…..dude behind us reached in and grabbed it on the short bounce.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’ve gotten 5, 3 from MLB and 2 from minor league games, but never had one caught or even picked up before it stopped.

  51. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    June 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm
    I want him on the outside, let Jennings man the slot.
    I want them all lined up in every different spot. I hate the idea of static locations and the X Y Z receiver lavbels. Better we are at putting every receiver i every different spot the harder we are to defend.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Agreed. On every snap the secondary doesn’t know who’s lining up where. Let them stay put and take their chances or scramble around looking for their preferred matchup.

    • steveccnv says:

      I agree, but I was talking about his usual position, where he’ll be lined up the most. We come out of the huddle in a 4 WR set, they line up, then all 4 shift to a different spot… And Philbin would run the ball 😉

  52. D says:

    Ive had a couple hit near me, once when it was a HR ball, hit by David Justice. It landed a couple rows in front of me. Second one was a foul ball over near the dugout, which i was not too far behind, it bounced off the top of the dugout into the stands a few rows in and to the right of me. Dont remember who hit that one.

    • steveccnv says:

      I had one in 3 Rivers, I was sitting in the front row down the first base line, I stuck my foot out and slowed it down, the guy a few seats over got it, if I hadn’t touched it, it would’ve gone back on the field.

  53. Mike E. says:

    I pitch differently than the girls. No windmill in my league, but they do allow slingshot pitchers, but I never pitched that way. I’ve always played in modified fast pitch, which means the pitchers windup at no time can go above the plane of his shoulder.

    This is the slingshot method, which I never learned, because it was illegal due to the arm going above the plane of the shoulder

    This is the way I pitch, but I throw harder than this guy

  54. Rockphin says:

    Mike E. says:
    June 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    So you can salsa dance, but not a quick effortless dunk over the goalpost?

    Yes, and the “Gronk Spike” designed to deflate the ball a little bit while sending it up into the 3rd row of the stands and delaying the game is still allowed……

  55. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E’s softball pitching videos put everyone to sleep. I only woke up because a fire engine went blasting by my office. LOL

  56. BoulderPhinfan says:

    this is good to hear.

    ### Other notable practice stuff: Greg Jennings had several catches against Brent Grimes and others. Jennings still has a knack for getting open… Matt Hazel dropped at least two passes but also had a touchdown catch in red zone drills….

    • Rockphin says:

      I don’t know….Maybe Grimes has lost a step? I keep hearing how everyone is doing good against him…. (JK/BB)

      • Tim Knight says:

        When you think about it they’re both contemporaries – both turn 32 this year, Grimes in July and Jennings in September.

  57. getterdone says:

    WOW, that’s our Juice…WTG #14!

  58. wyoming85 says:

    Pro Football Focus‏@PFF
    Top 5 graded Defensive Lines heading into 2015:
    1. Rams
    2. Bills
    3. Broncos
    4. Jets
    5. Dolphins

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      One playoff team

      Look at the AFC East and we’re all sitting at home. Till someone knocks off the pats it means nothing.

      • wyoming85 says:

        Don’t tell anybody but I think the Patsies are going to get killed this year!

        Gut feeling!

      • steveccnv says:

        They aren’t half as good as they think they are, with the issues in the secondary, and their advantage of PSI going away.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      the broncos d-line will suffer under kubiak

  59. son of a son of a shula says:

    That list also shows what everything in the NFL seems to show now. That its a QB league. Ryan has to take a step this year and go into the playoffs.
    I don’t want to hear about ceiling its driving me up a wall. Go win.

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s really hard to tell, because you can’t see the ball being thrown. We always hear about these great one handed catches, but unless you see how hard the ball was thrown… These guys practice one handed catches, with those big mitts most WRs have, and they’ll be the first to tell you it’s really not that big of a deal, but to us it still looks unbelievable.

  60. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I think grimes is having some sort of injury right now. he doesn’t seem like himself.

  61. getterdone says:

    Loved when Tanny said in his interview today after practice that the skill position weapons now are the best he’s seen since he got to Miami. Says he’s very excited at the possibilities!!!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He does sound excited, he sounds loose too maybe he’s ready to play with a lot less thinking now. Just ball, every throw doesn’t have to be perfect just give your guy a chance he’s hungry too and he’ll go get it.
      That was a great catch by Landry but look how bad the throw was but so what his guy made a play.

    • steveccnv says:

      Brady uses illegal screens, and a lot of change of pace to get open receivers, we’d get called for PI, if we used half as much of it as they do, so the next best thing is to get receivers that fit your system. What a concept, wonder why we never thought of it before, SMFH (Ireland).

  62. getterdone says:

    Son, Brenner getting 1st team reps, looks like @ RG…Hmm, I wonder if Turner went to 2nd team or LG?

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It’s mostly been Turner they’ve been rotating Brenner in some. Douglas is taking 1st team reps at LG too

      • getterdone says:

        Yeah, I saw where Douglas got some run @ 1st team LG. Seems to be impressing Philbin with his natural instinct to pick it up.

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s OTAs lots of guys getting a chance, Brenner, unless he’s improved sucks.

  63. Tim Knight says:

    Landry can make catches like that because he has 11 inch hands.

  64. getterdone says:

    Son, Tanny said earlier in May that now entering the 2nd year with Lazor’s offense he feels very natural, everything is flowing for him now.
    He should be in command now as a franchise QB should.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He needs to help that line and they need to help him cut the sacks in half.

    • steveccnv says:

      Did anyone ask him about his pocket presence, to me that’s all he really needs to fix, to take it to the next level. He gets happy feet sometimes when the protection is great, and runs right into a defender, or just falls down for them.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        That’s the stuff that kills me, you’re right its the key area to improvement. Maybe with these receivers he’ll be more apt to just chuck it up for his guy. Hartline or Parker hmmm that’s a tough one – NOT!

  65. Tim Knight says:

    Son, the ceiling thing with Tanny is because he didn’t play a ton at QB in college and had to learn on the fly in the NFL. He had a good season last year, it’s his 4th season, he just got paid, now it’s go time. For me his learning curve is over. Now it’s about how high he can go. That’s what we find out next.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It needs to be, this is a playoff team and its on Ryan just as much as it is Philbin. They’re tied together and had three years to grow together we need to see the fruits of their labor. Sweep the patsies.

  66. naplesfan2010 says:

    Can anybody figure out why Damarr Aultman keeps being mentioned as fielding kicks when he has never been listed on the roster on the Dolphins website?

  67. Tim Knight says:

    It’s OTAs, there are no depth charts set in stone outside of a handful of players. So guys playing with the 1st team doesn’t mean much at this time. We see this every year. It’s about guys getting reps with different personnel groupings. Philbin says every year don’t read anything into it.

  68. naplesfan2010 says:

    What I want from Tannehill this year is becoming so aware when he comes up to the LOS that he can gaze over the D and sense things and give a nod or a codeword or hand sign to a WR who will know that that means he does a certain thing they’ve agreed on to take advantage such as if they notice the safety creeping up to blitz or a little confusion in the deep secondary or a new guy just in for an injured starter … all that stuff that Rodgers and Manning and the guys do to make the D pay for being sloppy or asleep.

  69. getterdone says:

    Don’t read anything into it, but Joe seems happy!

  70. naplesfan2010 says:

    Plus I would like to see Tanny use the QB sneak for the 1st down or TD sometimes. Even the QB draw or delayed draw when the MLB vacates his zone, even if it is for 6 yds that is something else for the D to worry about.

    • Tim Knight says:

      The option read is something else for the D to worry about. He killed defenses with it last year and he runs it deceptively well.

  71. Tim Knight says:

    Son, there are no great catches on great throws, those are suppose to be easy. Tough catches are when the throw isn’t exactly where it needs to be.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      That’s the thing, until Landry got here that’s a pick. You think Wallace is even trying a one hand catch behind his back? Hartline watches it wizz into the DB’s arms.
      Ryan has guys he can trust now it should lead to less sacks and more big plays.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t agree with that Tim. Why can’t a QB make a great throw into a tight window, the only place it can be caught, then the receiver reaches back and makes a great catch? We saw it in the SB with Eli late in the game to beat the cheats.

      Wasn’t the 49ers “the catch” a great leaping catch and a great throw placed perfectly out of reach of the defenders?

  72. getterdone says:

    Jordan Cameron needs to stay healthy…he looks Pro Bowl ready ALREADY.


  73. naplesfan2010 says:

    But sometimes the only place to put the ball where no DB can get it is a slightly to very funky place for the WR. The QB has to depend on the WR to go get at least most of those oddly placed balls. I always thought that was a little credited talent of Charles Clay, although it might have seemed he was good at it compared to Mike Wallace who pouted if the ball did not land in both hands, even when he sometimes caught a few of those.

  74. naplesfan2010 says:

    Tim I like Tannehill on the option, the traditional rollout, and the sprint to the corner runs, sure and he is fast and a big guy at 230 for DBs to deal with coming at them full speed.
    But I’d like him to steal some more yds just by noting that for example the MLB followed Miller (or Ajayi) and has his back turned. The RB should be aware that Tannehill has pulled it down, and he should act the decoy and sell out the sham to the LB, so he doesn’t fall off coverage and hold Ryan to no gain.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s kind of how they run it. That option read all depends on the DE or OLB (the guy on the edge). If Tanny sees him pinch inside on the hand-off to the RB. Tanny pulls is back and runs it outside of him. If he holds his ground outside, Tanny hands it off on the inside running play.

  75. naplesfan2010 says:

    The things i am asking Tannehill to do this year can be the product of what he calls being comfortable in the offense. Now that this is the second year of Lazor and his 4th yr in the league, he should be able to add little nuances to his game which are the things people refer to when they begin to call a guy elite.

    • getterdone says:

      Yessss, he’s now got the timing, speed of the game down, his mechanics, drops, set ups, vision & ability to read defenses.
      Now is the time to be more aggressive in his reads & his decoys, fakes, the little things in him taking ‘His’ game to the other team instead of just taking what they’re giving him.

  76. naplesfan2010 says:

    slightly different topic here, but you can really tell when a pundit is merely parroting what he’s heard and doesn’t really know anything. I read a guy who said Stills was ok as a replacement for Wallace since Tannehill lacked the arm strength for the deep ball.
    Correct me if I’m wrong guys, but it is not arm strength that is the problem, is it? It’s not even accuracy per se, as Tannehill had one of the best completion percentages in Dolphins history.

    It was timing.

    • getterdone says:

      Was timing…Tanny has a big gun, can hurl it 50+.
      Wallace was poor tracking the ball and also ran off his route too much, inconsistent speed, changed his angles after the ball left Tanny’s hands…not good chemistry.

  77. naplesfan2010 says:

    yes sir on the option read, you have explained it perfectly and Tannehill is good at it, and I do not want to give up on that, but I am talking about something different.
    I am talking about using Tannehill’s running talent and speed as a sack avoidance weapon and as a spot-read-and-break-the-play scramble, not a designed read option.

    Besides, I don’t want Ryan gettin hurt, so I do not really want a “running QB” in the Michael Vick sense.

    • getterdone says:

      But a lot of the time Vick and others run when they’re trying to do sack avoidance as you mentioned or they see receivers covered but open running lanes.

    • getterdone says:

      …but yes, I’d like to see more QB draws, sneaks, bootlegs from goal line situations when the defense over shifts or too many drop into coverage and he sees a lane/crease.

  78. getterdone says:

    Pre-draft measurables
    Ht. 6 ft 5 in – Wt 254 lb – Arm length 33½ in – Hand size 9¾ in –
    40-yd dash 4.53 s – 10-yd split 1.53 s – 20-yd split 2.57 s –
    20-ss 4.03 s – 3-cone 6.82 s – Vert 37.5 in – Broad 9 ft 11 in – BP 23 reps

    All values from NFL Combine

  79. Tim Knight says:

    We’ve seen Tannehill do everything well at times. To me he needs to increase his play speed – feet, setup, release or run. He has all the physical ability and toughness you can ask for. Now he has to put it altogether and that usually comes with experience and confidence in himself and everyone around him. We’ll see if he can do.

    One thing I don’t want him to do is bail early and take off before allowing the routes to develop. He’s stood tall in the pocket since he’s been here, yet he gets criticized sometimes for it. But I’ll take that over the QBs who bail early and are out of the league early.

  80. Tim Knight says:

    Anyone think when Tannehill says this is the most athletic group he’s seen at WR, he’s kind of firing back at the WR group who didn’t pay attention in meetings, didn’t prepare well and ran sloppy routes without naming names?

    There’s a reason Landry became the focus and all the other guys were jettisoned. Work ethic and knowing what you’re doing is more important than speed etc.

    Anyone ever see Wallace dive for a ball outside of that great catch he made at the end of the half in the 2nd Pats game by the pilon? I remember him throwing his arms up at passes in his vicinity but they weren’t perfect for Mr. Special so he bailed. Then he quit. Good riddance!

  81. getterdone says:

    Speaking of good riddance. DT3 aka Vaginafeet.

    Free agent RB Daniel Thomas will work out for the Lions on Tuesday.
    He’ll join Ben Tate and a number of other veterans. Like many players on the street this time of year, Thomas doesn’t have much game. He’s averaged 3.6 YPC for his career and is terrible near the goal line despite his 6’1/235 size.

    Aaron Wilson on Twitter

  82. Tim Knight says:

    I really like that Wake joined this interview showing support of his HC and joking around a bit. This reminds me of something LT would have done with Parcells and the Tuna would have been sarcastic in a joking manner too. It shows comradery and not too serious at all times from a vet leader and top player on defense with his HC.

  83. Tim Knight says:

    I’m rooting for Will Davis. I like this kid. He’s so positive and happy. He also has a knack for jumping routes in an off-man/zone scheme.

    M13, he’s a Tampa 2 corner. 😉

  84. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer · Jun 3
    Pic of the Day: Welcome MDC veteran, @MDC_Alison, back to the squad!

  85. steveccnv says:

    Tim, why can’t there be a great throw and great catch? See above I responded to your 6:59 PM post.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You know what I mean. A great throw shouldn’t have to be a great catch. Not talking about throwing to the only spot and the receiver going to get it. That’s how good teams win. But that’s not part of the plan.

      • steveccnv says:

        I don’t know what you mean, you’re talking like there’s no one else on the field but the QB and the WR, that’s the only time your logic applies, or if the receiver is wide open, otherwise there’s lots of factors to consider.

        Go to RT had an interview today where he was talking about Landry, saying he makes catches like his one hander today about once a week, and he knows he can throw the ball away from the defender and Landry is going to get it.

  86. wyoming85 says:

    wrecking crew!!!!!!!

  87. olddolphan says:

    AS SOON AS TONIGHT’S LIGHTNING-BLACKHAWKS PLAYOFF GAME ENDED, a few fireworks went off in this neighborhood!! – – And it’s ONLY the 3rd game!! – – The Bolts scored the winning goal with just 3:11 left to play to cap a come-from-behind 3-2 victory at the United Center in front of 22,000 stunned Chicago fans!! Got one Colorado Kool-Aid left in the fridge!! –Great Grandpa will celebrate by consuming it slowly over about the next 15 minutes or so, then it’s LIGHTS OUT!!–HOPE every one of you get a chance to see 6′ 7″ Victor Hedman’s perfect pass to Paquette who tapped-in the pass for the winning goal. –IT WAS A BEAUTY!!

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