The Wedge Scouting Report: Paul Perkins, RB

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This new virus I am developing is going to be so hard to stop.

It’s not the biggest virus I’ve made to destroy a planetary population.  It’s not the fastest spreading either.  But its really hard to stop.  I’m gonna call it the “Shifty Virus”.

Kinda reminds me of a shifty running back from UCLA

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Paul Perkins was a very productive back for the
Bruins in his time at UCLA.

In fact, the undersized back won the 2015 Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s best running back.

I’m guessing the voters noted his 14 rushing touchdowns in 2015.  Or maybe they even considered his career 29 rushing touchdowns.

Oregon senior defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi (92) attempts to tackle UCLA freshman running back Paul Perkins (24) during the third quarter. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks play the No. 12 UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 26, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)


But Perkins was not used solely as a, rusher at UCLA.  He also had 3 career receiving touchdowns, gathering more than 2o catches over the last 3 seasons and gaining more than 200 receiving yards each of those three seasons.

Perkins looks like a good fit for this Dolphin’s offense since he can run and catch.

But his pass blocking leads a little bit to be desired.

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Maybe he should take pointers from his father, “Bruce” who played fullback in the NFL or his uncle Don, who played 8 seasons with the Cowboys.

But don’t pay too much attention to the blocking, he’s undersized and he can learn.

Instead, take a look at his rushing stats.  1343 yards in 2015 and 1575 in 2014.

How did Perkins get those yards?

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Well, the 210 pounder did not run through people and his 4.56 40 speed isn’t blazing by NFL standards.

But a jump cut here – a change in direction there.

This guy is shifty.  You might see a few defenders lose their shoes trying to stop him.

Which reminds me of a certain virus I’m making to destroy a species.

PerkinsVirus

If Paul Perkins was an alien weapon of destruction he would be “Wedge’s Prototype #453 Killing virus a/k/a the Shifty Virus”

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750 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: Paul Perkins, RB

  1. Mike E. says:

    If 3 QB’s go before we pick, some player we really want should be there. Not sure that 3 go early, but SF or CLE may go QB, as well as the Rams and Eagles

  2. Mike E. says:

    Page turn bitches!!! Woo hoo!

  3. Mike E. says:

    It was good to have GOT back. I hate waiting for each episode though, that sucks.

  4. sb7mvp says:

    1 is the loneliest number

  5. Mike E. says:

    According to miamidolphins.com, our best 10th RD draft pick all-time was . . .

    C Mark Dennard (1979)

    Tomorrow, RD 9 – Stay tuned!

  6. Tim Knight says:

    What if we trade sideways?

  7. sb7mvp says:

    I know who the best 7th rounder was

  8. Mike E. says:

    Sideways – Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

    Speaking of Giamatti, anyone here watch “Billions”?

  9. Tim Knight says:

    I have an idea who our 9th should be.

  10. sb7mvp says:

    We already traded sideways

  11. Mike E. says:

    Jeff Cross was also a good choice, but I agree, it has to be Den Herder.

  12. Mike E. says:

    I was just looking at our 1997 draft. It reminds me of one of those ridiculous fanspeak or first pick drafts, with four 3rd RD picks, two 5th RD picks, and four 6th RD picks. lol

  13. Rockphin says:

    Why isn’t anybody cutting and pasting the stupid Twitter posts about our practice today? Best 10th round draft pick? Really? The fins are on the field! But not Suh or Jones (who is rumored to be unhappy with his contract. ) Misi is also Misi ng

  14. Rockphin says:

    Where did everyone go fo r an hour?

  15. wyoming85 says:

    For Rock

  16. Steve,
    what you’re saying is the other teams need help in other areas just like we do and Elliot isn’t good enough for them and we need help in all those same areas but we should take him. Sound logic.

  17. Mike E. says:

    Dallas Thomas was at rest during the 16 games he played last season

  18. wyoming85 says:

  19. wyoming85 says:

    Here you go Tannahaters
    You finally have an option! 😉

  20. wyoming85 says:

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      it says he’s already the highest paid safety in the league. And he wants more? he’s good but he’s the one that signed the contract.

  21. getterdone says:

    In an interview with the Dan Patrick Show, Ezekiel Elliott said the Bears are in love with him.
    Picking at No. 11 overall, the Bears are an under-the-radar landing spot for Elliott. Jeremy Langford appears poised to take over the starting role following the departure of Matt Forte, but Chicago showed they were interested in adding to their backfield by pursuing C.J. Anderson in free agency. The Dolphins are reportedly considering trading up to land Elliott, and the Bears could be the team they feel they need to jump in order to get their guy.

  22. getterdone says:

    Great, now Reshad Jones is unhappy with $28M….lol

  23. Mike E. says:

    Eric Berry, Earl Thomas and Jairus Byrd are all paid more than Reshad Jones, but he’s 4th on the list.

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/rankings/base/safety/

  24. Rotoworld NFL Draft ‏@Rotoworld_Draft · 9m9 minutes ago

    Ezekiel Elliott says Bears love him the most http://tinyurl.com/hk8jcvz

    ________________________
    thank God for that.

  25. Rockphin says:

    So Johnny football got indicted huh? What a waste that dude is.

  26. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk 2m2 minutes ago
    Cam Wake running sprints w/no noticeable limp. I know it’s (extremely/very) early but he looks good.

  27. Mike E. says:

    Johnny Dickweed

  28. uwantwat says:

    See I’m telling you we will trade back to 8 to grab Zeke. Bookmark it.

    • Mike E. says:

      If we trade up to get him at #8, does that make him elite? OR, because we did it, that rule goes out the window? 🙂

    • getterdone says:

      That’s trade up 😉

      I think we may need a DE stud early on.
      Wake is still an unknown, and even when back healthy, he’ll likely be a situational pass rusher on 3rd downs I’d think.
      So let’s say Mario can be Super again on one side. Who’s gonna create pressure & seal the edge on the other side?
      The rest are all question marks, Branch? Fede? McCain? Moore? Laing? Jordan???

      • Laing is a longshot. Will Jordan be reinstated? Branch’s strength is against the run but he’s not much of a pass rusher. The one thing he does have is the ability to tip or bat the ball down with his length. Fede is looking at a make or break season. If he doesn’t show something this year this could be it for him. The same could be said about Chris McCain. If he doesn’t show up this season he probably won’t be around much longer. How much time will they put into these late rd/udfa’s if they aren’t producing anything? Moore is one guy who’s got a shot at making an impact. He was a pretty good prospect coming out of A&M and if he gets his head on straight he could have a pretty good season. Probably a situational pass rusher at this size. Maybe they envision him as an OLB since he only goes about 257.

  29. Mike E. says:

    I would give Johnny the FF moniker, but Dion FF owns that one at the moment.

  30. If Jones plays this year, and he will, he will have received $21,660,882 of his $28M contract. Only $15M was guaranteed so that should be a plus to him. He also received $5M of it upfront in the form of a signing bonus. So, he’s really got nothing to complain about. Should the Dolphins be looking to extend him?

  31. sb7mvp says:

    My ninja skills are elite. Maybe we should trade up for them.

  32. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I’ve thought DE quite a bit but we have a lot of DEs on the roster. Not saying don’t draft one but maybe not 1st rd.

  33. D says:

    So with regards to players teams might draft and who might be available at 13. I think you can count 2, and likely 3 QBs taken. Who they are taken by, is a little bit of a question with regards to the 3rd. Outside chance there are 4 taken, but im going to say probably not likely enough to count on.

    I have been scouring the fan pages and rumors for all teams before us and its Goff/Wentz 1 and 2, though there is real disparity between what people think will be the order(order doesnt matter to me for this).

    Ramsey given his talent level and Chargers strong need at FS seems to be a lock at 3, though they could take Buckner, also outside chance of Tunsil.

    Cowboys are always a wild card because of that crazy ass owner who play GM as he second job, and likes to shock and awe. What i have heard though is they like Zeke a lot and only person they like better is Ramsey, so in my scenario with SD taking Ramsey, they take Zeke.

    Jags are confusing just because of the choices they have at this spot. They do seem to be focused on defensive side of the ball, so im thinking its Jack IF they are ok with his medical eval, im still not sure i fully believe the rumors about his knee, but with them taking such a big shot at Vernon and not getting him and any questions on Jack may have them selecting Bosa or Buckner. Bosa despit my personal evaluation of him seems to be the higher rated of the two, so Bosa is my pick for them.

    I think Ozzie is a smart man, and i know he likes safer bets, with Tunsil never being a hope before and their severe need at LT, i think Tunsil is now the safest and most likely selection.

    SF i think takes the QB, even though he is raw, they really have no one on their current roster with promise for a future and i think Lynch actually represents a guy who, developed correctly, may wind up being the best of this draft.

    Cleveland has found itself in a pretty damn good spot, at 8, tons of direction to go in, and outside of doing something incredibly stupid, they should get a winner here. This one is a hard call, because Jack is still on the boards in this scenario, Buckner is, they have an all pro LT but they have been trying to ship him off somewhere all off-season, and Stanley is still there. I think their focus will still be getting better on defense, so im going with Buckner over Jack just because i think as one team passes on him its going to start a fall for the otherwise assured top 5 guy.

    Tampa Bay i would have had pegged for a defensive player, their needs are almost mirrors of our own, and while i thought it might be a DE, or a CB for their pick, having Stanley fall to them i think is too much to pass up with a young QB. I think they take Ronnie Stanley at 9.

    The Giants filled a lot of holes in FA, spent a lot of money to get a solid CB, they also spend in FA at DE, so im expecting them to either address OL or LB. Again, with Jack there, this low it might be a point at which someone pulls the trigger, depends on how accurate those reports are, Floyd would be a safer option, but they really need to protect Eli better, yeah he gets rid of the ball quick but with as much invested in him as they have i think Conklin is their selection.

    Bears have all but said they want Buckner, but with him going to Cleveland in this draft mock, and they have also said they want to address OL, but with all three top OT’s gone, i hate to say it i think they go CB and take Hargreaves.

    It probably wouldnt have mattered much though since i am pretty sure with the disaster that the Saints secondary is, Hargreaves likely went to them after if he didn’t go to Chicago. Rumors though are outside of a couple CB’s they really want to get bigger and more dominant up front of their D and really like Rankins. They may take him and then CB in round 2, or its possible they flip it and take Jackson in round 1 and shoot for an instate guy like Vernon Butler in round 2. IMO the smarter move would be CB then DT given the drop off in talent from 1 to 2 at CB vs the very small dropoff in DT.

    so
    1 Wentz/Goff
    2 Goff/Wentz
    3 Ramsey
    4 Elliott
    5 Bosa
    6 Tunsil
    7 Lynch
    8 Buckner
    9 Stanley
    10 Conklin
    11 Hargreaves
    12 Jackson 5-2
    13 ???

    And with the 13th selection in the 2016 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select….whoooooooa wait a minute we didnt even discuss the possibility of trades….

    Im not sure if it makes sense for us to make a trade with someone or just stay put. If we stay put we have Shaq Lawson to really lock down the other side of our DL, a true RDE who is disruptive on passing down and solid at keeping runners from getting outside him. We also have a shot at Kevin Dodd, Robert Nkemdiche, Myles Jack (in this scenario), Reggie Ragland, etc etc. Kepp in mind though what i said about CB and the drop off in talent. Its significant, DE/DT not so much, LB is a decent drop off, but there are till players like Jones, and Brothers, and Wright, etc who might be that special talent guy that just needs to work behind a starter for a year. So to me it makes sense if we arent giving up a lot, to trade up for a CB…

    So who is the trade partner, what makes most sense as compensation. In scenario above to get Hargreaves (im assuming he would be the target) we would need to trade up with a team who picks before Chicago. NYG doesnt really make sense since they probably wouldnt want to risk losing out on Conklin to Chicago with the next pick, so it would have to either be a really sweet trade compensation or they stay put. I also think a team like TB would be out if it meant giving up on a guy like Stanley, especially with NYG’s behind them. I think if we have any shot at a trade up it needs to be with a team who probably would be better off with more picks, and still getting someone that significantly helps their defense, and that would be the Browns.

    As Tim stated before there is roughly a 250 point difference between 8 and 13, and thats roughly the value of our 3rd round pick. I suggest we send a 3rd round (and potentially a future 3rd (usually equates in value to a at least a half round lower) and our 13 to them for 8th overall and take Hargreaves. Browns take Shaq or Floyd, or even Jack and wind up accomplishing a goal to increase pass rush, or they wind up getting a guy they supposedly really like much lower than anticipated.
    ——————————-
    Yes i know, let the comments on what kind of sacrifice of watching your kids grow up was made just to read this…. i know i know.

  34. Tim Knight says:

    I was trying to read D’s manifesto but I fell off the 33rd paragraph and I can’t get up.

  35. Rockphin says:

    Andrew Abramson

    ‎@AbramsonPBP

    Gase on whether Kiko Alonso can return to rookie form: “It’s tough for me to predict anything. It’s been one day. We’ve had 8 meetings.”

  36. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP 4m4 minutes ago
    Gase asked if he’ll be upset if Jones isn’t back for mandatory practices: “I’m not going to get upset at anything right now.”

  37. wyoming85 says:

    13: R1P13 DE SHAQ LAWSON, CLEMSON
    42: R2P11 S KEANU NEAL, FLORIDA
    73: R3P10 RB JORDAN HOWARD, INDIANA
    107: R4P9 OLB JAYLON SMITH, NOTRE DAME
    147: R5P8 CB JAMES BRADBERRY, SAMFORD
    186: R6P11 OT ALEX LEWIS, NEBRASKA
    227: R7P6 TE JERELL ADAMS, SOUTH CAROLINA
    231: R7P10 CB MORGAN BURNS, KANSAS STATE

  38. finfanrob says:

    piggy,

    you should put up a poll.

    what is harder to scroll past

    A) a mike e article
    B) a D post.

  39. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley 3m3 minutes ago
    Gase said players like Jamar Taylor will “have a clean slate” under him.

    • getterdone says:

      Good, but after all, he’s on his last year of rookie deal. So, it’s now or hit the road jack.

    • Tim Knight says:

      As it should be. There is no allegiance with any players and coaches. They’re all new together and will become a team as they go through the motions.

  40. getterdone says:

    This is sick!

  41. getterdone says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    GD, I’ve thought DE quite a bit but we have a lot of DEs on the roster. Not saying don’t draft one but maybe not 1st rd.
    Reply

    Yeah, I get what you’re saying and have sometimes thought the same. But will the DE’s after the 2st round just be more of the JAG’s we got now? DE is a premier position, finding a top shelf one that can turn games and be effective consistently is a real tough find.
    Hope the team gets it right this draft.

  42. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    April 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This is sick!

    oh come on, i can see the wire

  43. finfanrob says:

    odds the fins winning the super bowl 100-1
    odds of landing on D’s post upon the page refreshing: every damn time

  44. uwantwat says:

    Reading D’s post gave a headache. I bet there are more trades done.

  45. Ken says:

    D:
    You should just write an article for submission LOL

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    wyoming85 says:

    April 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm (Edit)

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk 2m2 minutes ago
    Cam Wake running sprints w/no noticeable limp. I know it’s (extremely/very) early but he looks good.

    ******************************************

    It will be awesome if we have full strength Wake and Mario Williams on the edges together

    If its realistic, I would say DE might be on the backburner in favor of LB and other positions

  47. D says:

    Ken says:
    April 26, 2016 at 1:49 pm
    D:
    You should just write an article for submission LOL
    ———————————-
    You get articles from me multiple times daily lol. I almost do them now just to read the comments made about them lol.

    • D says:

      When i was posting that one i was like, that would have made a decent pre-draft article, and Uwanr, i doubt there is more than one trade in the top 13 this year, there have already been 2 big trades i dont expect to see many of them at draft day. We may see some after ours, and we may see some before the draft, but i dont think we see a bunch between 1 and our pick on the day of the draft.

    • Mike E. says:

      🙂

  48. getterdone says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    How many DEs are real game changers in this draft?
    Reply

    If we knew that we’d be making Mayock Money!…lol
    I think there’s 4, maybe 5. Depends on if they find the right system, stay healthy, and develop.
    Lawson is exciting because he’s done great in college & is still just 21. Does he continue to get even better, high ceiling?
    Dodd & Ogbah did a lot in limited experience. They both have coveted size for a DE.
    Some say Bosa could fall to us…Bullard could be a force too.
    After those guys, it get’s a little muddied for me, not that their can’t be a gem in there if used & developed correctly.

    • D says:

      I think you have Dodd, Lawson, Buckner (yes as a DE), Bosa, Bullard, Nkemdiche, Flloyd, Spence and Jones, that will hit the ground running. I think Ogbah, Calhoun, Nassib, Tapper and Kaufusi all turn out to be good selections as well and also likely start right away even if it takes them a little to really develop into great players. This really seems like a deep pass rushing draft, some of the guys listed above will also give us DL flexibility as they can line up and put pressure on the QB from most ever spot on the DL.

  49. D says:

    professorloumiamidolphinsblog says:
    April 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    I thought it was The Gettysburg Address
    ———————————–
    I looked it up and my post has more words than that piddly aside notation.

  50. uwantwat says:

    D… I’m watching some Talking Head along with Bill Polian about the tiers of the draft and what could happen. Both seem to think the Bears will make a move to trade up to one of Ramsey, Tunsil, Hargreaves or Zeke. They also think they may trade down.
    I basing us trading on Tbaum’s previous form. We will know soon.

  51. uwantwat says:

    Btw I agree with Ken you should submit articles along with GDP. Both of you know a lot about these kids.

  52. D says:

    D says:
    April 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    I think you have Dodd, Lawson, Buckner (yes as a DE), Bosa, Bullard, Nkemdiche, Flloyd, Spence and Jones, that will hit the ground running. I think Ogbah, Calhoun, Nassib, Tapper and Kaufusi all turn out to be good selections as well and also likely start right away even if it takes them a little to really develop into great players. This really seems like a deep pass rushing draft, some of the guys listed above will also give us DL flexibility as they can line up and put pressure on the QB from most ever spot on the DL.
    ——————————–
    Was a reply to you GDP

  53. D says:

    Better poll would be, whats a more likely chance, landing on an article written as a reply by me, or dancing leotard men gifs posted by Tim…..

  54. Ken says:

    D:
    You would be a great contributing author. You actually have something to say. All I do is get angry

  55. Tim Knight says:

    I know there are some good DE prospects in this draft, I was wondering if any of them are really special.

  56. uwantwat says:

    GD…it is my belief these so-called Talking Heads know less than the rabid fans like us. We devour any news that we come across while these flogs listen to the Mando and Kelly of the NFL world. Lazy buggers IMO.

  57. uwantwat says:

    Tim…like the LBs they are weak. Lotsa numbers but all have serious flaws.

  58. getterdone says:

    Tim, I think the Clemson boys can be special. they really set the tone up front for that defense this year. Both players are right in my wheelhouse on size & weight, and both seem to have more than one pass rushing move, good hand technique, balance, power, & good motors.

    Bama had no answer for either of them on the national stage.
    Bama got lucky on a couple short strikes to a rarely used WR/TE that took it too the house. Not the fault of Shaq or Dodd. Was a great hard fought game.

    Ogbah is a little more raw, but I see him quickly following the footsteps of fellow nigerian Ziggy Ansah (they’re damn near clones). whom I wanted over Dion Jordan.

  59. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    I know there are some good DE prospects in this draft, I was wondering if any of them are really special.
    ———————————
    So many variables in what makes a player special vs just having special talent im always nervous to say a person will be great. I have seen tons of players fall significantly below their potential i guess im kinda jaded to ever give a 10 rating, even though i probably give more 9’s than most. All the ones i listed in the first group up there have potential to be special and show that kind of special talent on the first year in the league, the ones in the second grouping i think also could be special level players, but we are talking patience with them getting there.

    In particular i think though Dodd has something that i felt i saw from his interviews that seems really special. Confidant kind of calm in him i really though this guy is mentally prepared for the NFL, his adjustment will solely be physical. I think he may wind up being the best of all of them but he also had the least experience of the rest in college so makes it hard to say for sure.

  60. getterdone says:

    Dolphins second-year CB Tony Lippett has gotten starting reps in voluntary practices.
    It doesn’t mean a whole lot this time of year, but the Dolphins have to be open to anything opposite Byron Maxwell. The No. 156 overall pick of last year’s draft, Lippett played 137 competent rookie snaps. The Dolphins still need to be thinking much bigger.

    Go #36

  61. D says:

    Ansah was the guy i had for us when we took Jordan, no i had us selecting him at 12 instead of trading up for him, and i wasnt anticipating Detroit taking him when they did, so i wouldnt have gotten him, but he is the 1st round pick i had wanted.

  62. D says:

    The passing plays to those guys was exactly when i lost interest in Kearse, that and a run play with Henry where Kearse looked like a newborn calf stumbling all over himself trying to tackle him. I dont think that BJ Goodson did a great job that game either, so i think a lot of the confidence people are finding in him now, thinking he is comparable to Ragland in any way is silly. Clemson’s DE were consistantly good, they showed up against the best competition, they are legit. The rest of their defense i dont consider to be that great, Alexander is pretty good but i see him probably even below Burns in my CB rankings. Harlan Miller had he gone against better competition so i could eval them more closely might also rank above Alexander.

  63. Rockphin says:

    Damn, someone should just Cut & Paste one of D’s posts to an “article” I fell asleep reading his 12:36 post and woke up 15 minutes ago and was still scrolling past it!

  64. getterdone says:

    D, Bama hit the big plays when they needed them, The 95 yd TD return by Drake after Clemson had the a 31-27 lead, the 4th qtr onside kick recovery helped them widen the lead when OJ Howard was uncovered again. But yeah, Henry had a good game and was hard to stop inside the 5 as well.

    • Tim Knight says:

      There wasn’t a lot of good defense played in that game.

      • getterdone says:

        Not after halftime no. Clemson actually had more rushing yards & more total yards. But the big plays of the 95 kick return, the onside kick & OJ Howard twice catching the secondary with their pants down did the Tigers in.

  65. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm
    That’s kind of what this entire draft is, lots of good prospects, not so much team changers.
    ———————————
    I disagree, i think this draft, especially the DL prospects are really good. There are a couple areas that are a little weak. I think CB has a couple to 3 elite guys and then a bunch of could be greats in time.

    I think several classes you may be right, there really arent bonafide studs, but overall id compare this draft much more favorably in regards to talent than last years. DL though this year is really stacked with talent.

  66. Rockphin says:

    The No. 156 overall pick of last year’s draft, Lippett played 137 competent rookie snaps. The Dolphins still need to be thinking much bigger.

    So, how many incompetent rookie snaps did he play?

  67. D says:

    Henry had more rushing yards than Clemson’s entire team. Take away the negative 20 that Coker got for sacks and Bama has more. Clemson’s primary RB had 45 yards total.

    • D says:

      Watson pretty much was everything for Clemson. Maybe Browns intend on being awful just one more year to get Watson next year and have the picks this year to set up a team around him.

  68. Rockphin says:

    Why the hell would Omar tweet this to me?

    Omar Kelly

    ‎@OmarKelly

    I just want you to know I love you, and I’m praying for you.

  69. D says:

    Rockphin says:
    April 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    Damn, someone should just Cut & Paste one of D’s posts to an “article” I fell asleep reading his 12:36 post and woke up 15 minutes ago and was still scrolling past it!
    ——————————
    So you would read it as an article? lol…. I guess i just have to tagline the heading of the next long post “Article” and it will be all good 🙂

  70. getterdone says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    I knew it based on “The Dolphins still need to be thinking much bigger.” As if he knows and they’re not sure. LOL

    Well c’mon Tim. How could Gase & VJ really know for sure.
    Lippett was a 5th rd converted WR as a rookie. You still have to think, yes, we need to get another CB in here just in case this kid doesn’t continue to develop. That’s not rocket science, it’s pretty logical given the circumstances.

    We had a poor secondary last year, sans Jones. We dumped our best cover man in Grimes and so far only have Maxwell to replace him. So yeah, we need a potential stud CB from the draft…IMO

    • D says:

      I agree and its why i have felt for the entire draft process CB is our biggest concern, Grimes or not, Lippett stepping up or not, we have to make a big move at DB this year in the draft. Quddus MAY be a good addition, he may be the answer to our solution there, however he also may not. Not even a full year of starting experience. We have a bunch of ?’s with our secondary and we need to shoot for confidence in our pick for that position in the draft.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You’re taking it too literal. Armando like Omar speak as if you have to pass their test. LOL

  71. Rockphin says:

    Football Perspective
    ‏@fbgchase

    If Paxton Lynch turns into Ryan Tannehill, what pick is he worth?
    Top 20
    21-30
    2nd round
    3rd+round

    The reactions to this post are pretty funny.

    Anthony is a bigger homer than I am apparently. LOL

    Anthony ‏@PhinsTweets 34m34 minutes ago
    @fbgchase what kind of bullshit is this? Why would 3rd round + even be an option? Absolutely disrespectful. Shows you have 0 clue about RT17
    Anthony ‏@PhinsTweets 27m27 minutes ago
    @_faded_AF_ @fbgchase the choices should be 1st pick, 2nd pick, 3rd pick, or 4th pick. Anything else is irrationally stupid.

  72. Rockphin says:

    So you would read it as an article? lol…. I guess i just have to tagline the heading of the next long post “Article” and it will be all good:)

    I read the whole thing anyway. I just had to take a nap in the middle of it because I’m getting old and don’t have the stamina I used to.

    • D says:

      I doubt this year is any different, if he starts he isnt going to finish. I hope though we have someone we draft as a replacement so when it happens they will be ready, or in a more perfect world, they replace him day 1. Misi would be a great backup, he would give us stability in that capacity, but i do not want to depend on him for the entire year this year. Im pretty much in that same boat with Albert too.

  73. D says:

    I think Lynch has a lot of comparable traits to Tanny. Neither comes/came to the NFL with a lot of time under center at the college level. Neither were refined, lots of raw skills, tons of upside, great athleticism, etc etc. Also i would say that makes him about the same round/level prediction as Tanny which oddly enough would be at 8 with Cleveland who does need a QB, i think he actually goes at 7 though.

  74. D says:

    Rock, he’s praying for you because you still follow him on twitter….. He knows daily he subjects you to things that could cause eye injury or cause a spontaneous dumb down effect. Its part of the his legal disclaimer so any and all damage can be shown to have come with a warning and by complete accident.

    • D says:

      Lol that article to me is more about the eccentricity of that coo coo septuagenarian.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Talk a bout reliving the glory days over and over again

        Oh yeah…Michael Irvin used to fight in practice and I loved it

        Michael Irvin used to fart upwind too….are there any prospects in 2016 that fart upwind?

  75. uwantwat says:

    D… I’m now expecting to see a pre draft article from you tomorrow. Tell us how you would approach this draft and who your picks would be. BTW that would include any trades you would make. I’m you will accomodate my request.

  76. getterdone says:

    Tim, ok I get ya. I don’t try to read into the self aggrandizing of Mando & Omar.
    But, yeah, I hope we land a stud CB. When was the last time we actually drafted a solid starting CB?
    Sean Smith? Vontae Davis? We shipped both of them off.
    Taylor & Will Davis have been failures…the jury is still out on Lippett & Bobbie McCain.

    We need to land the right CB early, within the first 3 rounds at the very least…IMO.

  77. uwantwat says:

    Piggy…was Irwin wearing pants?

  78. getterdone says:

    This is the type of draft class where I sooo wish we had those 5 picks in the top 80 like Jeffro screwed the pooch on in 2013.
    I still can’t get over that….smh!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      What
      you aren’t happy with Dion Jordan, Jamar Taylor, Dallas Thomas and Will Davis?

      You’re crazy
      That was a great draft for us

      we even managed Caleb Sturgis and Mike Gillesslee in the 5th round

      What a freaking great draft for us!

    • Rockphin says:

      Man that was ages ago. LOL Most of those picks would be gone from the team now anyway. (Jeffro was doing the grocery shopping)

      • getterdone says:

        Ages ago? Most of them should still be here on 4 yr rookie deals. are you ok? 🙂

        Thankfully it was the nail in Jeffro’s coffin! But we’re still suffering the aftershocks tho….ugh!

  79. Tim Knight says:

    Ask him who we should draft.

  80. uwantwat says:

    Piggy those pants made my wife pant. Night folks I must get to bed.

  81. getterdone says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    April 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    Yes

    Do you remember the assless yellow pants Prince performed in on MTV once?

    those are the pants!
    Reply

    Sadly I remember the assless pants that Fartman wore on MTV awards. Still can’t erase that horror from my mind all these years later.

  82. D says:

    Looks like Thomas and Turner both slimmed up some, look more toned

  83. D says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    April 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    What
    you aren’t happy with Dion Jordan, Jamar Taylor, Dallas Thomas and Will Davis?

    You’re crazy
    That was a great draft for us

    we even managed Caleb Sturgis and Mike Gillesslee in the 5th round

    What a freaking great draft for us!
    Reply
    ————————————————–
    We gave up on and never really used Gillislee which i think was a mistake. You were either Philbins guy or you were never used even in the situation where the other player wasnt doing anything. Philbin by way of his OC’s really liked banging his head against a wall and also RB’s into defensive lines.

    I do however get your point and its a valid one. I really dont know what happened to Sturgis either, he was freaking awesome in college, and rarely with kickers does that not translate into the NFL.

    • Rockphin says:

      Sturgis was the only draft pick that year that I got right. Correct pick, correct round. I was lambasted for “mocking” a kicker in the 5th instead of just taking a UDFA. He was a VERY good kicker in college and I was excited when we got him. I wanted Dan Carpenter gone so bad! (then of course he played well the next year against us!)

    • getterdone says:

      Yeah, big mistake giving up on Gillislee. Bills might make something out of him yet. 🙂

  84. Rockphin says:

    My brother and I were out riding his motorcycles one time (he had two, one was his ex-wifes) and he laid down his bike doing about 50 MPH and slid about 200 feet on his back. When he stood up he had assless pants too! (not to mention the skinless ass!)

  85. Mike E. says:

    D says:

    April 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Edit)

    Ansah was the guy i had for us when we took Jordan, no i had us selecting him at 12 instead of trading up for him
    *******************************
    I wanted Des Trufant that year. He would be good to have right about now.

    • D says:

      Des Trufant was one of my other options for us, i kind of really shifted more to the Ansah camp after senior bowl week, Ansah had everyone really talking about him. Really launched him into the forefront of top 10 pick discussion. Prior to that Trufant was my guy, and yeah it would be nice to have him right now.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Is he even that good?

  86. Mike E. says:

    Toaster Strudel!!

  87. D says:

    I think Prince really was on a whole other level in the way he thought about things. I mot saying evloved would be the correct term he just saw things from different angles. To some people it made him strange, because he talked almost in riddles sometime but if you spent time thinking abotu what he said a lot of times you would see it was a really clever way he was making a point. I heard someone say that Prince pushed people to greatness, only wanted those who wanted to be great around him, and the little bit i have seen of him in interviews outside of music i really believe the guy was quietly a really remarkably smart person.

  88. D says:

    Trufant has started all 3 years in the league, he is averaging 2 picks a year, and about 15 PD’s, he also is really good in ground game defense, has averaged just a little less than 60 tackles a year over that span too.

    • getterdone says:

      He was a talent for sure. I see Fuller as possibly going that same route, where many teams are unsure, but know he has talent.

  89. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    He’s (Trufant) a 3 year starter who started every single game since his rookie season. His stats aren’t mind blowing, but I think he’s a good player. Name the last Dolphins CB that did that . . .

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m not comparing him to anyone. I guess he just has never stood out to me.

    • D says:

      I think people get really hung up on picks, and dont put as much weight into PD’s as they should. PD’s show you get your hands on the ball, you keep it from getting completed, the picks can really start happening when you are around the ball like that, might require a small tweak to timing your jump or just getting in the right position prior to playing the route to bait the QB some, but i think PD’s are the corner stone of a good CB and i really look for that stat when i judge a CB.

      • Mike E. says:

        I agree with the passes defensed. That’s huge. Preventing the other guy from making the catch, however you achieve that without a penalty, is a job well done.

      • steveccnv says:

        How ’bout just covering, so the receiver isn’t open. That’s what I look at when watching CBs. I don’t want to see a guy that’s always trailing the receiver or is giving too big of a cushion.

  90. Mike E. says:

    Oh snap – Me and D are on the same wavelength big time!

  91. D says:

    GD i ma hearing people really start to say they think Fuller is going to fully recover from his injury. He would be a pretty good option in the second round, a steal in the third if he drops that far. I think though you still take him with the idea he wont be ready by beginning of the season, so either he’s worth it to wait on or you need to go a different direction.

  92. D says:

    It wound up that year that ATL took 2 CB’s that i liked for us. Robert Alford they took i think in the 3rd round, and after i saw him at Senior Bowl week i really liked him as well. When i shifted from Trufant as our 1st rounder i switched over to Alford as my fallback for CB, and to be honest id be pretty happy having him now as well.

  93. Tim Knight says:

    Who said anything about picks? I’ve said for a long time that INTs are not indicative of how well a corner is playing.

  94. D says:

    Senior Bowl week seems to always really do something for my scouting every year. Sometimes its just solidifying an idea i already generated watching film on a player, sometimes its nice to get to evaluate the personalities of these players get that part of things you cant get from game film, sometimes it opening an eye to a player i might have not considered to be strong enough to really take second or third looks at, either way i have always walked away from that week with someone i really though sold me and so far those guys have panned out pretty consistently.

    • steveccnv says:

      Or maybe your opinion changes after seeing them in person, like it would on an average chick you dated 😉

  95. D says:

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL 2m2 minutes ago

    The NFL Nation mock draft is coming up on @ESPN at 7pm ET. I will try to make the best pick for the #Dolphins. Be sure to check it out.
    ——————————-
    I started to comment, well you are a closet Patriots fan so im sure you will only put forth the effort they let you….i see it now “Dolphins trade pick 13 to the Patriots for a Brady meet and greet, plus autographed picture”.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Is Walker a Pats fan?

      • D says:

        When he was blogger for entire AFC East he was always up on their nuts. He LIVED in Miami yet still showed extreme bias towards everything Pats. Even now when they have any of their blogger combo things with the other AFC East team bloggers, he panders to the greatness of NE, and typically is really negative about the Phins.

    • steveccnv says:

      I remember not too many on here were fond of him, when he covered the AFC East, then he homered it for about a yr after he started covering us only.

  96. The Flying Pig says:

    Alford was a small school guy who really had a lot of potential
    I think Atlanta did well for themselves that year

    They identied a weakness and try to address it

    their defense is still not very good
    they can use some help up front

  97. steveccnv says:

    Listening to the radio on the way home today they were talking about the NBA and mock drafts. The guy says, if you want to drive traffic to your site I’ll do mock drafts all yr long (he said he starts his in Nov.), the fans go crazy for them.

    With that said I wonder how much of that really goes on in NFL mocks?

  98. Mike E. says:

    Steve

    That’s all part of it man. Like I said, anything you can do to prevent the guy you’re coving from making a catch without a penalty. That of course includes good coverage and the QB chooses to look somewhere else.

    • steveccnv says:

      Some people seem to forget what the primary job of a CB is, and you won’t see that in the stats.

      • Mike E. says:

        Hate to say it, but Sean Smith was a good CB, and although he never had a lot of INT’s, many times QB’s chose the other CB. He also defended a lot of passes. I think he was very underappreciated here.

      • steveccnv says:

        He defended with his hands too much, got lots of holding calls, and could’ve gotten a lot more. He wasn’t great when he had to cover the entire field, but in the redzone he was special.

  99. getterdone says:

    Just curious. Do the small school guys ride on short buses?

  100. finfanrob says:

    so did the fins win the draft yet. and what about brady, is he suspended from playing in the draft

  101. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    April 26, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Oh snap – Me and D are on the same wavelength big time!

    damn, and i scroll past both your articles and his war and peace post. i think you two should get married.

  102. steveccnv says:

    Omar’s stat about when Albert, Pouncey, and James start and finish a game the Fins are like 7-1. Doesn’t it seem like the OL is the key to the team? And if that’s the case, why not take a guy like Conklin at #13 to play guard, but could move into a Tackle spot if one of them get injured?

    • getterdone says:

      Yesss! We need to draft a OT/OG somewhere in this draft.
      Heck I’d even be ok with Ryan Kelly in the 2nd rd. He can play OG, preferably LG…and if Pouncey gets dinged up again, or his play tapers off and we need to cut the high cost in 2017, then Kelly can then lock down our Center position for the next several years.

  103. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv says:
    April 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Omar’s stat about when Albert, Pouncey, and James start and finish a game the Fins are like 7-1. Doesn’t it seem like the OL is the key to the team? And if that’s the case, why not take a guy like Conklin at #13 to play guard, but could move into a Tackle spot if one of them get injured?

    cause if you pay attention, the o line has nothing to do with it. it is all about a qb that takes too many sacks and a defense that cant stop a pop warner team from running the ball.

  104. Mike E. says:

    The media is already starting shit because Suh didn’t show at the workout today.

  105. son of a son of a shula says:

    Kiko looks like Greg Kinnear

  106. son of a son of a shula says:

    Good stuff from coach even though the mike is a foot below his mouth

    “It’s voluntary”

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Hit-The-Field-For-First-Time-In-2016/aa58deb1-6873-4647-bb40-db60c33c2e3f

  107. son of a son of a shula says:

    I’m getting a good vibe from Gase so far, (please be the guy)

  108. getterdone says:

    I think Tuaau & Warmsley are the ones pissed Suh didn’t show. They wanted his autograph before they’re cut.

  109. getterdone says:

    A 32-year-old man jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning – but miraculously survived the 135-foot plunge, authorities said.

    The unidentified emotionally disturbed man walked to the middle of the iconic span’s pedestrian pathway and climbed across the Manhattan-bound roadway before leaping at around 9:15 a.m., cops said.
    http://nypost.com/2016/04/26/nypd-rescues-man-who-jumped-off-brooklyn-bridge/

    _________________________
    Has anyone heard from Piggy since his last Scooby Wright mock?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      “Scooooooooooobeeeeeeeeeeeeee”

      (Falling off a bridge)

      • getterdone says:

        least they pulled ya out of that slop hole…welcome back.
        Whereya been, voting of anything but Trump in neighboring states? 🙂

  110. Rockphin says:

    Dolphins on the clock!

  111. Rockphin says:

    freakin commercial just like in real life!! This NFL network mock draft is similar to the real thing! LOL

  112. Rockphin says:

    Ike picks Lawson for Miami. I approve.

  113. son of a son of a shula says:

    Great pick. I’d take Shaq in a heartbeat I hope he’s out pick in 2 days.

  114. son of a son of a shula says:

    If Ramsey falls in the real draft like he did in this then I go up and get him

  115. Rockphin says:

    I was thinking the same thing Son.

  116. finfanrob says:

    was just watching the rays vs orioles and the pitcher that came in to pitch for the O’s late in the game used to play ball against my son in lots of all star tournaments and aau ball. kind of pretty cool.

  117. getterdone says:

    TRUMP SWEEPS 5 STATES…gee ya think Cruz 7 Kasich should definitely drop out now???

  118. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    That is cool, do you have his autograph?😉

    no, but i found out years later a client of mine is related to him some how and i have seen her naked. does that count?

  119. Tyler Spence ‏@TylerSpenceRSEN · 7m7 minutes ago

    Again, NO trade has been agreed on or imminent, but it does appear the Dolphins are trying to work a deal with SD to move up to #3 for Zeke

  120. finfanrob says:

    lol @ the fins trading up to take another bust out of OSU. great….sure….why not…not like i assumed they were going to ever turn things around and start winning.

  121. finfanrob says:

    this is too damn funny

  122. Thomas ‏@nashmax73 · 5m5 minutes ago

    Suspended DE Dion Jordan be like…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChA6EEgWIAAtUo9.jpg:large

  123. The Flying Pig says:

  124. The Flying Pig says:

    I will believe the trade up when I see it

    You don’t have to make that move 2 days before the draft
    You can make it as the #3 comes up

    These redraft trades are not the norm

    Albeit they were moves for qbs
    And I guess the #3 give you the ability to take the next best player

    But again – I think you can make that move on the draft of you really want to make that move

    • Tim Knight says:

      If you’re looking to move up to #3 why wait when we all know the QBs will go #1 and #2?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Bc you don’t know if the 3, r or 5 teams will take your guys

        And you can keep digging for that info for a couple of days

        This isn’t the way the draft works
        Trades for the 1 2 and 3 picks before redraft even starts

        I’ve never heard of that

        1 and 2 before the draft are odd enough as is

  125. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    How did you see her naked?

    with my eyes

  126. Antwan V. Staley ‏@antwanstaley · 22s23 seconds ago

    Report: Sam Bradford doesn’t want trade to 49ers because of Chip Kelly http://cbsprt.co/26sQtns

  127. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    nevermind. just a joke. i never saw her naked. so moving on now.

  128. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    April 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Binoculars peeping thru her bedroom curtains again….tisk tisk

    wtf dude. i am old but not that old. when you are just outside the bedroom window in the bushes you dont need binocs.

  129. wyoming85 says:

    Matheus Milanez ‏@biffmila 1d1 day ago
    NEW at @draftbreakdown: OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana) vs Michigan (2015) http://draftbreakdown.com/video/jason-spriggs-vs-michigan-2015/

  130. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, if you want to get to #3 before anyone else does so you know you can get your guy, I don’t get why you wait until draft day? If you’re moving to #8 maybe you wait because there will be picks before you go, but #3 guarantees you the top 3 prospects on your board.

  131. getterdone says:

    Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell expects to get to play more press coverage in 2016.
    “That’s one of the things I do best,” Maxwell said. “(DC Vance Joseph) wants us to press and play man coverage and be aggressive with the receivers on the line and get them off their routes. … I love it down here.” Maxwell clearly believes he wasn’t unleashed enough in Philly. Maxwell excelled pressing in Seattle. He should be better than he was in 2015, but that’s not a high bar to clear.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He actually played really well for a string of games that people forget. He went something like 11 games giving up low catches #’s, YPC and 0 TDs. He had a rough start and a couple of rough games at the end before getting the shoulder injury. As usual all people remember is the bad stuff.

      • getterdone says:

        Yes, good points. I think he still has plenty of football left. Glad he feels more comfy in VJ’s system early on.

  132. The Flying Pig says:

  133. ProfessorLou ‏@UolRosseforp · 10s10 seconds ago

    Miami Dolphins 2015 snap count by player: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/2015-snap-counts.htm

  134. jetsssuck says:

    maybe this is why FSU kicker has been invited TWICE to dolphins camp and team again visited his pro day. The guy sucks anything 40 yards or more and he missed 3 extra points.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FranAn01.htm

  135. Rockphin says:

    Hacks at the Herald trying to generate clicks by stirring up controversy again. “Unnamed players are privately steaming about Suh not attending minicamp”

    If they are steaming privately why are they doing it to crappy reporters?

    Why are they always unnamed?

  136. wyoming85 says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      Wow that was really intense. LOL

    • D says:

      He can move good right now and still have the underlying knee issue, so to me this video shows he should be ready by start of TC, which i dont think has ever been in question, the fear is with what Tim reported the other day, if that indeed is the underlying problem, then his chance of injury is high, his chance of a shortened career is high, and there isnt really any repairing it since its a degenerative condition.

  137. wyoming85 says:

  138. wyoming85 says:

  139. The Flying Pig says:

    Just about 34 hours to go😖

  140. sb7mvp says:

    I’m probably going to be in a crawfish coma on Thursday.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Draft day food choice?

      • sb7mvp says:

        No, the stars just happened to align that way. Big crawfish boil being thrown by one of the vendors my company does business with.

    • D says:

      Over here in Mobile, during this season, they have a big crawfish boil at most of the local bar’s. AYCE for usually small cover charge (5ish) or conditional that you buy a couple of drinks. Inst policed very hard at all lol. Usually each bar has their own day they do it, so its possible to eat crawfish every day of the week for next to nothing in cost.

      • D says:

        Thats pretty much a weekly thing too so during crawfish season you could pretty much eat it non-stop for several weeks. I like the potatoes and corn the most, the crawfish is good too but man the corn, potatoes, big chunks of cooked onion, mushrooms and olives sometimes,….delicious.

  141. D says:

    After listening to Spence’s combine interview where the media just hammered him over and over about the drug issues, im OK with us taking him. He kept his composure even when i probably would have lost it on one of those reporters who just heard the same question answered before asking their version of the same friggin question. There were times he seemed to be getting ticked but he kept himself in check and moved forward. This was a BIG improvement over Senior Bowl week where a lot of people said his explanation was very aggressive, he didn’t seem at all humbled or come to closure with it, came off cocky and a bit asinine. Im still not sure how i feel about him being our 1st round selection but id be willing to take him for sure by our second or if we did trade back in the 1st id be on board with a later 1st round selection. There is still some risk there bringing him to south beach, but his combine interview went a long way with me.

    • dbolt48 says:

      He’s as close to a Cameron Wake prototype that you’ll ever find.

    • Tim Knight says:

      People mention South Beach all the time as a lure for bad behavior. Every city has places you can go for that lifestyle. It comes down to making sound judgements regardless of where you are.

      • dbolt48 says:

        You are correct Tim.

      • D says:

        I under stand it, but the aura of South Beach is pretty big, its draws people in. A lot of the NFL guys who get in trouble, DUI, possession charges, club brawls, also get int rouble in Miami even not as part of our team lol. Its a part place and bad shit happens in party places. Miami doesnt hold exclusive rights, but you have to admit its probably higher than most as far as celebs getting in trouble.

  142. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    April 27, 2016 at 9:01 am
    Wow that was really intense. LOL
    Reply
    D says:
    April 27, 2016 at 10:12 am
    He can move good right now and still have the underlying knee issue, so to me this video shows he should be ready by start of TC, which i dont think has ever been in question, the fear is with what Tim reported the other day, if that indeed is the underlying problem, then his chance of injury is high, his chance of a shortened career is high, and there isnt really any repairing it since its a degenerative condition.
    Reply
    ———————————————-
    Oh and Tim, that to old people looks like pure murder, to a young person they probably go meh. Any one of us tries that shit in the video and we probably vomit right after if we even make it through the whole routine.

  143. D says:

    Look i agree that people can get in trouble anywhere, someone wants to party they will. South Beach however, does present a very crazy party atmosphere, many celebs come there and wind up in trouble. The main difference is that lure, is a occasional thing to those visiting, and to a person who may have issues avoiding that lifestyle, faced with it daily may make it hard for a guy who isnt truly past his demons. I think he is personally, his interview was pretty solid IMO.

    • D says:

      To say there is no risk there, or no more risk than anywhere i think is a foolish thing to say. 12 step programs dont tell the person suffering from addiction to go hang out where it is around all the time, and to a guy like him, and Dion Jordan, partying is their addiction.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Then we shouldn’t draft Spence, you’ve made your case. LOL

      • D says:

        No you should just temper the selection with the potential risk. I said i think the guy is past his demons just from what i saw on the interview. I am presenting an argument about selecting him at a more appropriate point to balance out the risk/reward.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Of course, it’s up to the person to not go there.

  144. D says:

    Rock,
    It looks like its mostly just Barry Jackson stirring that pot. It was his article and his tweet that started that and in comments, both within the article itself and in response to other people replying to the article, he seems to have issue with Suh and dolphins FO choices in general. Go read the article he wrote and then read the comments below. You will see what i mean.

  145. getterdone says:

    Besides being impressed with Ajayi, I read that Gase & staff like Damien Williams and have plans for him. Could be smoke screen, but we’ll see in camps.

    • D says:

      Williams is a role player, and Gase does use backs in different roles, he may think that for what he has in mind, Williams is a good fit for one of those roles.

      • D says:

        Dont think you would ever see Williams in a primary back situation for us unless shit went to hell in a handbasket and we had to fall WAY back to him.

      • getterdone says:

        Right, I figured that. His pass catching is good.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Williams is a really good receiver. I wonder if they make him a FB and utilize him that way? I don’t really know if he’s a good blocker or not.

      • D says:

        He didnt seem to be a very good blocker, i think after Gillislee left, Miller was our best pass pro RB, Ajayi wasnt use much in those scenarios.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m talking about run blocking too. I know FBs are a thing of the past, but who knows if Gase sees a need for one in some of his formations.

  146. Tim Knight says:

    D, do you think Spence falls to the 2nd rd?

    • D says:

      Yeah i think he could. His size is not prototypical. He lacks some of the core strength to really be seen as a perfect fit in a lot of systems, but his athletic traits and potential to turn into a Cam Wake kinda pass rusher probably pushes him to either late first, early second.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah at 6-2 250 I can’t see him as an every down DE in a 4-3 but probably as a 3-4 OLB. In a 4-3 he’d be a pass rush specialist but there is nothing wrong with that because he could play 25 very important snaps. But if that is the case with him, I can’t see him being a 1st rd pick for 4-3 teams.

  147. D says:

    I think you are right though DBolt, thats who he reminds me of the most. You know another guy who i think could develop into that same kinda guy, and this may sound shocking, but Ian Seau has a lot of traits like Wake. He could be a late rounder who could be taken to develop like him.

  148. getterdone says:

    So now I read Reshad Jones wnats $10-$11M per….where does it ever stop for these guys…smh

    I’m so close to just boycotting spending on any tickets, merchandise, etc.

    • D says:

      I think he is close o deserving of that. 9-10mil for sure. 11 would make him top paid safety in the NFL and i dont think he is quite as good as Thomas or a couple others.

      • getterdone says:

        I wouldn’t offer him shit until we see what he does in VJ’s defense.
        He’s in the middle of a healthy deal we already gave him. Play your contract out dude!

      • D says:

        He is a FA at end of 2017, id be setting up the negotiations now, even if the deal doesn’t come until after the season. Another thing to consider is what other safeties between now and then get new contracts. 10-11 may be cheap if someone get a big pay day pushing the numbers up even more. Earlier deals a lot of times are cheaper deals.

  149. getterdone says:

    I fear Noah Spence is like drafting OV at a higher round, with the same on & off production.

  150. Tim Knight says:

    GD, the NFL is a business. Players beat up their bodies and teams show no loyalty to them when they lose a step and cut them like they don’t matter.

    So players try to get everything they can. I think Jones is fairly paid because he’s not the best Safety in the league, but he’s one of the good ones. But he’s paid like one of the good ones and was probably overpaid early in his deal and now he’s matched it.

    We’ll see when it’s mandatory to report.

  151. Mike E. says:

    New Blog Up!

  152. D says:

    Wake coming out of college was 6’3 240, not overly strong upper body wise, only got 20 reps on the BP.

    Spence is 6’2 250, 25 reps. They had pretty similar broad jump scores so the off the line explosiveness and instant acceleration would be pretty similar.

    Ian Seau is also 6’2 250. 22 reps of 225, and a little less on the broad jump. From the video i watched of him he has pretty great technique too i think it helps him with not having the same level or explosiveness off the snap but he was effective in college and stood out pretty good in the film study.

  153. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I don’t mind extending reshad jones but it sets bad precedent for other players.

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