The Wedge Scouting Report: LB, Scooby Wright III

The one thing I like about Earth is the ability of your canines to solve mysteries that your human police cannot solve.   Especially Haunted Mysteries!

SPOOKY!

Scooby Wright is Great Dane from Arizona who’s best friend is a stoner who eats dog food with him.  He is also hangs out with a hot redhead named Daphne and two other people I barely notice.  Scooby is known for his tenacity on the field and in haunted mansions.

I may be blending my Scoobies together…

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The point is:  Scooby Wright can play football…um and solve mysteries…

The legend of Scooby Wright really picked up in 2014.  Zoinks!!! Get a load of these numbers.  In 2014 Scooby had 14 sacks, 163 tackles, 29 tackles for a loss and 6 forced fumbles.

Opposing offenses in 2014 were heard saying “Like…Heeelpppp” every time Scooby was near.  That’s because Scooby in one of the most aggressive linebackers in college football.  He flies around the field showing incredible lateral quickness and a nonstop motor!

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What a ham…why is Scooby so aggressive?  Because he can be!  Scooby seems  to have the unique knack of reading a play before its gets going and destroying it.  He makes more big plays than most defensive players in college do and he makes a ton of big hits bringing the ball carrier down.

This guy is flat out Scrappy (Doo)!

Creepers!!!  Some people are really not enthusiastic about his size.  Ironically Scooby has drawn a few comparisons to a Dolphins great – Zach Thomas.  But he is much bigger than Zach.  I’ve also seen him compared to Clay Matthews.  I’m not sure if Scooby plays inside or outside at the next level – but those are impressive comparisons.

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But the one thing that scares people about Scooby is a lack of lower body strength.  He also missed a majority of the 2015 season with nagging injuries.  Like Wow…His 2015 season was nowhere near as productive as his 2014 season.

That said, its hard not to notice the groovy impact Scooby has when he is on the field.  He reads the play and attacks – disrupting the play like a blue chip playmaker.  Gangway!!!

And Scooby has a real mean streak too!

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Arizona actually plays a 3-3-5 defense.  The wildcats did not do a very good job eating up blocks up front by playing 3 down linemen and 5 defensive backs as a base defense.  Scooby did a great job of getting around blockers and making plays despite little support up front.

If it wasn’t for those meddling offensive lineman up front, he would be an unstoppable force – but he did struggle shedding blocks from time to time.  But if Scooby was playing behind Suh and Phillips, I think his strengths are highlighted and his tenacity would make Dolfans smile every week.

Wright

By the way his real name is Phillip.  If Phillip was an alien weapon of destruction, he would be a Galactic Buzzsaw.

BZZZZZZZ

BZZZZZZZZZZ

I’m gonna cut through your spaceship and destroy you!

ScoobySaw

Check out his highlights here.

 

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995 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: LB, Scooby Wright III

  1. getterdone says:

    Tim, yeah I’m behind the Gase hiring now. He seems like not only a bright guy, but also one that knows how to communicate/connect with the players.
    I like some of the staff he brought in like Clyde, Burke, but Joseph as DC worries me some. But at least he has been involved in some good systems with flexibility.
    He too sounded like Gase in his interview I saw. Saying how he wants to design the Defense to fit the players, find ways to free up Suh from constant dbl teams, etc.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah. Their philosophy is play to win and be fluid against your opponents. Not be rigid in their schemes. That’s what I like the most about the new staff. They’ve all said it and the staff all says Gase is very sharp, personable and energetic.

      I love the Christensen hiring. He has a ton of good offensive coaching experience. Do you think because Gase will call the plays which Christensen applauds, that he’ll be our eye in the sky as OC in the booth with obviously Gase and Hardegree on the field with RT?

      • getterdone says:

        I think in all likelihood Clyde does communicate from the booth, can’t have everybody on the field.
        But he’ll be a big part in the film room, practice, & installing weekly game plans.

  2. steveccnv says:

    All the talk about the SB has been dominated by the media bashing Cam and his TD celebrations. They keep saying it’s racial. One hack even tried comparing it to Rogers’ discount double check, so of course he thinks it’s racial, since no one is offended by Rogers.

    I could careless if any Fins player is black or white, what I care about is how they play, and I’m sure the majority of fans feel the same way about the players on their favorite team too.

    The reality is, it’s a cross between the actions/behavior and the team the player plays on. On here anything brady does we rip, because we hate the cheats. When Johnny Football does his ghetto crap we give him shit too, because of his behavior or lack there of. I have no problem with anything Cam has done, because I don’t hate the Panthers. When two gay guys are slobbering all over each other we object, because we don’t think the behavior is appropriate in public. When a gay guy gays it up (speech or body language), or a black guy ghetto’s it up that’s offensive to many as well.

    Sure there’s always those that object that are racial, but on the average it’s the behavior that people don’t like. I like the celebrating after a TD, the Icky Shuffle or Billie White Shoes Johnson or Dion Sanders or even Ocho Stinko.

    • steveccnv says:

      The guy on ESPN Radio that brought this up today said, he has to bring it up, if he thinks it racial. What an asshole, no you can keep your racial opinion to yourself, we really don’t want to here about race in sports. Its there, but not as much as they say. Isn’t it racial when a white WR is covered by a black CB and the CB tells him he isn’t black enough to play WR? I don’t want to hear about that either. If the players want to talk trash let them and leave it on the field, we don’t need to know everything that goes on. I actually enjoyed the game more when I was a kid, because I knew less.

  3. Tim Knight says:

    GD, oh yeah I think Gase hired Christensen to be totally involved in how the offense is constructed and run. They both know the Peyton offense which they both like.

    Like I’ve said before, Peyton never wowed you with unreal throws, he was cerebral in his execution and consistency is what made him great. Marino in his prime on the practice field with Peyton, guess who’s the backup? LOL

    They’ll build this offense around Tannehill, Landry and Parker. Hopefully Miller as well. I wish he wasn’t a UFA this year. 😦

    • steveccnv says:

      Peyton’s greatest attribute is his knowledge of the game, that comes from his studying game tape and the way he comprehends it. The actual throwing of the ball you could say he’s a lot like Joe Montana, as both put the ball in the perfect location at the precise time, without having a big arm.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep! He was/is a surgeon like Montana. Marino was a gunslinger who could also be a surgeon. I’ve still never seen any QB throw 20+ yard strikes to moving targets like Marino. The release and precision was a thing of beauty.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Mark Gastineau who is white created the sack dance and many non-Jets fans hated it and even some of his teammates hated him because he was an asshole. LOL

  5. Tim Knight says:

    ” I’ve still never seen any QB throw 20+ yard strikes to moving targets like Marino. The release and precision was a thing of beauty.” Aaron Rodgers is the closest I’ve seen.

    • steveccnv says:

      And Rodgers isn’t close.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah he is. That guy can throw lasers 20+. He can also launch the ball off one foot across his body on a Hail Mary that many other QBs could never do. He’s Montana and Marino mixed. He can run some, be very accurate and make big time throws.

  6. getterdone says:

    Pro Football Focus analyst Steve Palazzolo wrote that Oklahoma edge rusher Eric Striker is “an interesting player” due to his “excellent pass rush production in college.”
    Palazzolo couldn’t complete his assessment without calling Striker “undersized,” but so it goes for the 6-foot, 221-pound former Sooner. In 2015, he recorded 67 tackles (17.5 for loss), seven sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. The numbers are nothing new, either, as Striker posted nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss in 2014. In his final analysis, Palazzolo offered a rhetorical question. “LB + blitz/rush chess piece?” He’s a potential mover as the spring draft approaches, but in mid-November was tagged as a Day Three selection by CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Safety/nickel LB type. Way too small to be a regular edge guy.

      • getterdone says:

        Right. A lot of guys in the LB class this year seem light. Have to determine if they have the frame to add more muscle weight.
        I liked him as a later round pick when I first scouted him. Reports like these could cause him to move up a round or two.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He’s really didn’t do a lot else than rush the passer

        Think of him as an Elvis dumerville type
        Probably a 3-4 edge guy in the pros

        He plays the Von miller position on at OK

  7. getterdone says:

    In a press release, Fort Worth Police said they are “actively working” to determine if a criminal offense occurred during an alleged altercation between Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend.
    Police responded to a report of a possible assault early Saturday morning. Manziel’s girlfriend admitted she was involved in a disturbance with Manziel, but she was uncooperative with police at the scene. The girlfriend had concerns about Manziel’s well-being, but Manziel was found safe. No charges have been filed. The Browns declined comment. NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said the league is “aware and looking into it.”
    ________________________
    still spiraling out of control.

  8. getterdone says:

    Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen suggests free agent ILB Jerrell Freeman could be allowed to hit the open market.
    Owner Jim Irsay has also said he “wants to get younger” on defense. The Colts top free agent, 29-year-old Freeman might be viewed expendable with D’Qwell Jackson, Nate Irving, and Sio Moore under contract. Freeman should be seeking David Harris money (three years, $22M) after finishing as PFF’s No. 2 inside linebacker.
    ________________________________
    He’s coming from a 3-4, but I wonder what intel Clyde has on him.

  9. Ken says:

    I watched a lot of Striker this year. He is really good at rushing the passer. He reminds a bit of Wake

  10. wyoming85 says:

  11. The Flying Pig says:

    Striker is an undersized pass rusher
    That is what he is
    I think we have a player with a similar skill set in chris McCain

    I think he can work at DE
    But I think he would be best as an OLB in a 3-4

    • D says:

      Eric Striker has my vote for being one of our LB’s selected. He played really well, he and deion Jones are about the same weight, jones has a couple inches on him in height, both FLY around. They are very good football players. After coming home i watched some of the game to get a review of some of the players i missed while watching others and Mike Maycock was comparing Jones to Telvin Smith, Kwon Alexander, etc zand i think thats spot on. Striker too.

      On top of that, let me say this about Striker, he was possible one of the nicest players out there. I got to meet him breifly, and he is great. He was one of the few players to come out after the game and really meet with fans. He spent a ton of time shaking hands and talking to people. Very charismatic.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That is cool if him

        I think he’s going to be a good pro
        I’m not sure he’s a great fit for us

        I liked him last year too
        But he stayed in school

  12. wyoming85 says:

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  14. Rockphin says:

    I am back Bitches!

    I got my bill this morning as I was leaving the ship, and at first I nearly stumbled I said this is impossible then I looked at it closer and said yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah I averaged a drink every 55 minutes for 7 days! ( that average includes the 6 to 8 hours per day that I was sleeping) I may have to check into rehab! LOL

    The good thing is I wanna nap at the blackjack table to pay my liquor Bill

    So what happened while I was without internet?

  15. Tim Knight says:

    It’s friggin 60 degrees out. I’ll take it, melt that snow.

  16. Tim Knight says:

    Eric Striker is small for a LB never mind a DE wouldn’t you say? He’s more like Safety size at 6-0 220.

    • getterdone says:

      It seems more & more LB’s are smaller & faster with more coverage responsibilities in today’s pass oriented game, both college & NFL.
      Some excel at it, some don’t. Depends on how well their DC uses them in the game plan.

      • Tim Knight says:

        But he was mostly a pass rusher.

      • getterdone says:

        That’s college and the way the Sooners used him in their 3-4 version. He also dropped into space too.Good to see he has that ability, strength, & moves to be effective rushing the passer.
        His teammate Alexander was more the inside guy @ OK, will likely get drafted higher, but Striker seemed to make the bigger game changing plays.
        Isn’t that what we want? Rotate a guy in that has the speed to make impact plays in situations that his skill is suited for.

  17. Rockphin says:

    I was up $1,200 by Thursday night but gave back 400 Friday my liquor Bill was $868.00

    • stangerx says:

      Awesome Rock. Any time you walk away up it is good……when it pays your cruise drink bill even better. Have done similar at one point. And I was real down bit then popped up…….so I not only paid back the drink bill but the cash advances from when I was down. When I laid it all out as people waited to get out they were like WTF. 🙂

  18. Tim Knight says:

    GD, you have no concerns about Striker being swallowed up in the NFL? OV is 6-2 270 and he gets swallowed up at times because he’s under-sized. Now put a 6-0 220 guy in there. I’m shocked he’s even considered a highly touted prospect.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1996789/eric-striker

    • getterdone says:

      I didn’t say use Striker in OV’s role. Use him as an OLB that can catch RB’s trying to get outside the edge, cover RB’s & TE’s, & get to the QB in nicely designed blitzes.
      He’s not going to be an early pick anyways. I doubt Grier takes him. But the kid has some nice skill to go with his speed & he can always add muscle in the NFL training programs.

  19. Rockphin says:

    They had a “bonus game” on the black jack table. It was called “lucky ladies”, basically if you got 20 on your first two cards you won
    Any face card / 10 combo 4-1 odds
    Ace -9 6-1 odds
    Suited 20 (any combo suited) 19 -1 odds
    Two queens of hearts 125- 1 odds

    My first 10 hands I won the bonus 9 times. The only time I did not win the bonus I got a blackjack. I said oh damn! And the lady next to me says “yeah Im not fealing much sympathy for you. LOL

    Other than there not being ONE single women on the boat for me to even consider in my drunken state (beer goggles were not enough by far) to hit on the cruise was a good time.

  20. Rockphin says:

    I never dipped back into my own money I played with house money the whole trip

  21. Ken says:

    Striker is a pass rush specialist in a 3-4 D. He can cause havoc in that role. Not sure I see him as a 4-3 OLB. I don’t think he has really drop into coverage and not sure how he would do at setting the edge.

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    Really good piece in Tannehill and sacks

    Emphasis is on the qb not the OL

  23. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    That was a really good piece alright! lol

  24. stangerx says:

    Rock — next time before you want to get on a boat check out this place.
    http://www.singlescruise.com/

    Not saying it will solve all your cruise problems, but it is a fun option. Not the whole boat, but you end up with a group that all hangs out and has fun…..all single obviously. We were all friends by the time it was all over, and even ended up with someone I “visited” for a while. And my buddy I went with did too.

  25. Tim Knight says:

    All QBs take sacks, the issue I always had with our OL was how quickly 3 defenders are on him before he sets up and more specifically on important 3rd downs. It happened way too often. A lot of people have criticized Lazor’s route combos as an issue not creating enough separation quickly. Gase is known for doing that.

    So that article can use stats all he wants, I watched what happened numerous times and it was a joke. Eliminate those and we’ll be in the middle of the pack. RT getting the ball out faster will move us up as well. That can be done with scheme.

    I’d also use more of a moving pocket with RT’s athletic ability to not allow the defenders to hone in on a stationary target. Do some mass protect as well and mix it up. We did the same thing over and over again too often.

    • stangerx says:

      Not all on him, but RT just not have pocket awareness. In a 40-yard sprint match-up Marino would be just crossing the 30 when Tanny finished. But #13 knew how to avoid, or at least when to get the ball out. Tanny has a lot to offer……need to make him more than a pure pocket guy. Think that boat has sailed.

      • Tim Knight says:

        RT is not a pure pocket passer and I’ve said that from day one, but pocket presence is about having somewhere to go. RT rarely has a pocket to step up in, it’s always like a boomerang shape as opposed to that horse shoe type pocket you can step up in. Marino also played behind superior pass pro O-lines as well. But let’s not compare the two, they have different skill sets and Marino is Marino. 🙂

        Another thing, RT does stand tall in the pocket and doesn’t sheepishly bail at the sense of any pressure. QBs who do that fail. He has to trust his guys will block. That’s the one thing I give Mike Sherman a lot of credit for. He taught RT to hang in there and don’t bail too quickly. RT has also shown he’s tough and can take the hits as well.

        The pass pro needs to improve and that will start with getting our core 3 healthy and playing together consistently and then upgrade the guard play. Calling a more sensible game plan will go a long way.

        Lazor didn’t do the OL or RT any favors.

      • stangerx says:

        First off you don’t get to say lets not compare the two cause Marino was Marino. Don’t care how good his OL was. Both you and I saw him many times dodge the blitzer with a sly step this or that way…..and that is part of what Tanny does not have.

        And last thing to do is doubt Tanny’s tough…..that one he has in spades. Keep in mind he works out of long snap a lot. And that doesn’t work that well either (so he ain’t Peyton either). Think a lot of it has to do with speed of mind. Some guys have it and some don’t.

        At the same time, his tools are fabulous……most so his legs. Gotta build the offense around the role that makes most sense for him.

  26. stangerx says:

    Yeah we signed Suh for big money, but then the Yets signed Revis…….and he went “Grimes” last year.

    Revis has four years and $54 million remaining on his contract (including $23 million fully guaranteed). I’ll take Suh on that one.

  27. steveccnv says:

    I agree with both the Article on sacks and what Tim said about the stats. The bottom line is RT needs to improve his pocket presence, but this isn’t anything new, we all know this. You can say well he’s not getting the ball out or he’s reading the D, blah, blah, blah. The O scheme was so bad last yr many times he had know where to go with the ball, and just throwing it away to avoid a sack doesn’t always work.

    What I want to see is RT checkdown, take one step up in the pocket (this is what Marino did and brady does), or throw the ball away after 3 seconds, if there’s pressure. The biggest thing that will help him is the play design.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Agreed. But I think his pocket presence gets criticized when we ignore all the other negative things you pointed out. You don’t put up his numbers being poor in so many areas all the time. That’s what happens in these discussions. It’s like he never plays well.

      • steveccnv says:

        His pocket presence still is an issue, but it may have more to do with the poor Oline. I’ve seen him take sacks where he runs right into a defender, instead of just taking one step forward, or hold the ball too long in a situation where the last option should be to take a sack (for example when it’s 3rd down and you’re in FG range and a sack takes you out of it).

        It’s a group effort everyone on offense needs to do their part.

  28. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, RT has avoided the rush plenty. It’s when he gets sacked people say why didn’t he do this or that? Well why didn’t any QB do this or that when they get sacked?

    The OL has never been settled or good since he’s been here.

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s what I was agreeing to above. The article only referred to what happened on each sack, but doesn’t take into account what happened on the 300 times he avoided the sack, so the law of averages caught up to him on the 45 sacks (I believe that’s how many he had in 2015).

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s why stats are not a perfect science. Gase and Christensen like Tannehill, they would have never taken the jobs otherwise. They already knew the org believed in him by signing him to an extension last year. People act like RT’s stats were bad this year and he was a mess, they weren’t and he wasn’t. The team was not good.

    • stangerx says:

      TIm — even if aware of how many times he has been sacked, I don’t blame Tanny overall. I go by my eyes, and just don’t think his pocket awareness is all that good, in fact I’d call it poor. Do you think it is good?

      • Tim Knight says:

        Can’t tell with pressure more than not. I’ve seen him slip out of it many times. Like Steve said, the stats don’t account for the 300 times he did avoid the pressure, completed the pass, got rid of the ball quickly, ran or threw it away.

      • steveccnv says:

        You avoided the question Tim in true Bernie Sanders fashion.

      • stangerx says:

        LOL steveccnv — least he didn’t go, “I can make Tanny a pocket god.” That would be the Trump approach. 🙂

      • steveccnv says:

        I would’ve been ok with that Stanger, and I think Gase has the chance to do just that.

  29. steveccnv says:

    The last 3 times we’ve gotten rid of our best WR our O struggled that season. Ginn, Marshall, and Wallace. I still haven’t forgiven Philbin for getting rid of Marshall.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Wallace stinks. Ginn, really? We also had the Marshall who ran out of bounds with nobody around him and the guy punting balls and throwing them at QBs in frustration.

      • steveccnv says:

        Wallace had great stats in 2014 for us, sure he dropped a lot of balls, but at least he opened things up. Ginn opened up the O also, and Marshall drew double teams and still caught a lot of passes.

  30. Tim Knight says:

    I have no idea what you guys are saying as far as not answering the question. I don’t see a good pocket much of the time so how can I evaluate pocket presence? 😉

    • stangerx says:

      TIm — some of us come to judgments quicker than you. In my case, just don’t think he has the “dodge” in him. Least not while he is thinking about where to throw the ball. I see some nice Steve Young about him once he is a runner though.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s fine. But you always forget about the but… 😉

        I’m just glad we he have more qualified OFF guys in Gase and Christensen as compared to Lazor. He was really disappointing.

  31. Ken says:

    Can’t judge Tannehill’s pocket presence until we have an OL that is capable of forming a pocket

    • stangerx says:

      He was working with the long snap seemed like most of last year too. Wasn’t too much different, even if he was better at throwing the ball away when he should.

    • Ken says:

      I think the pocket presence issues are over stated. Fix the OL. Committ more to the run game and run under center more and sacks will go down

      • steveccnv says:

        It’s not just about the sacks going down, sure that needs to happen, but he needs to be more decisive back there, he falls down too many times to avoid a big hit, and doesn’t know how to slide up and over.

      • stangerx says:

        But that means make him a caretaker type. I think he has more in him, even if for sure you might have to design the offense around what he can do.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He usually plays well when there is one. Shocker! LOL

  32. steveccnv says:

    getterdone says:

    January 31, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    It seems more & more LB’s are smaller & faster with more coverage responsibilities in today’s pass oriented game, both college & NFL.
    Some excel at it, some don’t. Depends on how well their DC uses them in the game plan.
    ——————————-

    Here’s my answer to our LB woes, sure it will create another hole, but…Reshad Jones at least on early downs should be moved to OLB. When he plays close to the line the D looks great, when he or Suh isn’t making a play they suck.

  33. Rockphin says:

    Stanger, It WAS a singles cruise! I went to the first nights’ event and then ditched my “group identification” it was an over 40’s singes cruise but I’d say the mean age was 55 with none in the early 40’s They were single for a reason!

    That doesn’t mean I didn’t have plenty of people to talk to. I would just say know when some 60 something would corner me and ask if I was part of there group. LOL

    • stangerx says:

      Ahhh shiot Rock. Mine worked out much better. And I was like 39 then. For sure we had the older crowd, but we had a fun “younger” one even it wasn’t really that.

      I hit on the best of the lot and she did the whole flirt but then back off when I tried to close the deal. Then I said F it and spent an evening with one of the lesser items. Next night the flirt (who had heard about it) walked up and planted me one on the lips.

      But hey — even without the hook up you had folks to hang with.

  34. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 10m10 minutes ago
    Calvin Johnson told family 2015 would be his final year and delivered same message to Jim Caldwell after season ended, sources told ESPN.

  35. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, the OFF approach is key. We didn’t balance anything out. The opposing DEF would say look it’s #17 and #26 deep in the backfield in shotgun again, we’re baffled, lol. We always played behind the 8-ball. Lazor was overmatched and arrogantly stupid.

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken

    The problem is that we are constantly pouring resources in fixing the OL even though the qb is contributing to the sack totals

    Read the article I posted earlier
    He has more sacks holding the ball too long than anyone in the nfl

    We can have 5 pro bowlers on the OL and it won’t make a difference if Tannehill doesn’t improve
    It’s not just pocket presence
    It’s reading defenses as well

    I completely disagree about his pocket presence issues being overstated
    Tannehill is not pro level in terms of pocket presence
    And if doesn’t improve it doesn’t matter what the OL does

    • Tim Knight says:

      You still leave a lot of reasons out every time. It’s like saying hey we just got 4 new tires but we forgot the engine block. It won’t run that way. LOL

      I think it was last year RT had to sit a few plays after getting banged up and Moore came in. He was sacked on his first drop-back. It’s an at the core issue in the trenches. We have yet to get Albert, Pouncey and James playing more than a handful of games together. That will go a long way to getting this thing settled.

    • Ken says:

      I read the article and I also watched the games and I think the problem lies with OL. We may have poured resources into fixing the OL but they were obviously not the right resources

      • getterdone says:

        +1000, and add to that a bizarre system ran by Lazor. Those 2 together made for the results we got on offense…..and when something did work, like running the ball or throwing to Cameron down the seam, or Landry on an inside slant or a dig route, the OC Lazor would go away from it over & over…..and Philbin would stand there & stare as if he was hypnotized.

  37. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, Wallace caught 1 TD pass outside the red zone in 2014. There’s a player who’s paid now and isn’t that into football. He sucked in Minny.

  38. getterdone says:

    Piggy, so what you’re saying above is that we don’t need to fix the OL?
    Hell just keep Tannehill from holding the ball longer than all other 31 QB’s and that 2015 offense is in business.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      No it that we don’t need to fix the OL
      We need some personnel changes

      I think the sacks are a combination of factors

      But I don’t think adding OL should be the sole priority

      I do t think our OL personel is so bad

  39. Ken says:

    Look at the OL for the first 2/3 of 2014 pre-injury to Albert. Sacks were down and no one was complaining about Tannehill’s pocket presence. Since the Albert injury the OL has been a mess. We have had Fox starting at RT which has been a disaster and the interior line at OG has been even worse. But if look at the first part of 2014 everything was clicking. This leads me to think its the line and not the QB

    • getterdone says:

      Fox was @ LT too. It was a mess. Shelly Smith, Thomas & Turner still trying to figure it out….ugh.

    • Tim Knight says:

      When Ryan has a manageable pocket he excels. Duh! He hasn’t thrown for over 8,000 yards, 41 TD to 24 INT the last two seasons doing nothing. He plays under duress all the time. How many times does he have to roll wide and deep and attempt a last gasp throw?

      The OL isn’t good enough regardless of what has been done in the past. From 2012 until now it’s still not settled. It’s about performance not how we acquired them.

  40. getterdone says:

    Stanger killin it on his single cruise @ 39yo.

  41. Tim Knight says:

    Yuk!!!

  42. bookman11 says:

    The thing for me with the Tannehill debate is that I don’t think the offense or coaching did him any favors

    Every team has injuries, and there are no guarantees that it won’t happen again, or that they will miss on OL draft picks. My issue is that the coaches never adjusted to the talent they had on the field. It is not like they didn’t have a good RB. I cannot to this day understand why they didn’t simplify routes, put Tanny under center, and use the running game and play action to help. Add to that, they never seemed to move the pocket.

    it seems like Gase will adjust based on his team and the opponent on a game to game basis..playing to strengths…not stubbornly trying to fit square pegs in round holes.

  43. getterdone says:

    Bookman,
    Agreed. So far Gase is saying the right things, but he also did the right things in his previous stops.
    You got to suit your offense/defense to your personnel and it should always be fluid in various matchups week in & week out.

    We never saw this in 2 years of Lazor. It was like he heard one time too many that the NFL game is like a chess match, so he tried to create some hairbrain scheme thinking he could out wit the opponents.
    All he did was make the offense a rubik’s cube….lol

    I remember I was one of the ones early on screaming system, scheme, play calling, and got bashed some for it.
    Now everyone seems to mostly agree.

    There ya have it. Lets see the change Gase & Co. will bring.

    Go Tanny! Phins!

  44. wyoming85 says:

    DeVante Parker ‏@DeVanteParker11 51m51 minutes ago
    My idol has retired from the game

  45. wyoming85 says:

  46. bookman11 says:

    The Bears last year averaged around 26 running attempts per game…the Fins…18.
    I really hope they try to re-sign Miller, and use him and Ajayi as a 1-2 punch. The Bears did that with Langford and Forte. I know the Bears offense wasn’t necessarily the best in the league, but Cutler’s performance improved, and I think the Fins right now have better Receiving weapons.

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    Why are turps Taylor, Winston and Bridgewater in the probowl?

  48. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s not so much a Tannehill debate
    It’s really a discussion about the OL and the qb play making them look worse I also think the coaching and play calling contributed to the sack total

    But I don’t think if we added 3 new OL and they were 3 great players and everything else stayed the same – the sack total numbers would not be much different

    • wyoming85 says:

      Not a chance!
      You change the equation for the better the answer has to get better to!

      Unless your trying to fail fast or something?

  49. getterdone says:

    Devante can/will be that alpha WR that a poster mentioned earlier that the offense has been missing. Glad he came on the last few games and made big catches.

    He’ll likely start commanding dbl teams. This frees up the other receivers, but you got to put them into smart routes. It also frees up the running game as it starts to back the safeties and LB’s from crowding the box or sending more than 1 blitzer which Lazor’s dumb offense saw a lot of.

  50. getterdone says:

    What’s the over/under for the Pro Bowl? 80 points? or does anyone expect a defensive battle….lol

    I predict Grimes gets another INT by jumping a route or going up to get a sky ball.

  51. The Flying Pig says:

    I think grimes and Landry are on opposing teams

  52. Tim Knight says:

    The entire team was broken.

    • steveccnv says:

      Absolutely, that’s why I don’t worry so much about 2015 individual play, but if someone had the same issue the yr before that’s a different story.

  53. getterdone says:

    LOL @ Landry jumping back for the bubble screens.

  54. Mike E. says:

    Not to make anyone unhappy, but just think, all those in the camp that think Tannehill needs to be replaced because he sucks are aligned with Miko. Just sayin’

  55. Tim Knight says:

    When you attempt routes for 4-6 yard gains why not just run it?

    • steveccnv says:

      because you can’t always get 4-6 yrds when you run it. I don’t have a problem with 4-6 yrd routes, but not on 3-10, that’s what we did too much of last yr. Chicken Shit rounded off routes…

  56. getterdone says:

    LOL @ Landry with the long reception & subsequent fumble. I was like so Dolphin like.
    At least he did get it back.

  57. steveccnv says:

    I keep reading the word fluid, when describing our 2016 team. I think we need to be more agile. We need to be able to change quickly, if things aren’t going in our favor.

  58. getterdone says:

    Carr with bad throw for INT….screw you Philbin!

  59. getterdone says:

    Grimes beat on dbl move & then out jumped for the ball by AJ Green. Looked like Brent was half assing it.
    Thanks Miko!

  60. steveccnv says:

    I don’t think the Donkies have a chance to win the SB, unless Osweiler starts and Peyton plays the second half. Ole gimpy will get killed, if he plays the entire game.

    • getterdone says:

      I naturally keep thinking the same…but that Denver defense is capable of getting turnovers as well as scoring their own points off the TO’s.
      That can turn a game. Even for Gumby Manning.

  61. steveccnv says:

    I got this email from a friend of mine recently, it says the tattoo women in Europe are getting to protect themselves from Muslim men. The tattoo is a small pig on a woman’s breast with the nose as the nipple.

  62. D says:

    Herd i just mailed ya something. Im sorry it took so long, very busy weekend, and on top of that i wrote the think several time just trying to get it where it didnt take a full weekend just to read it lol.

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