Ahhh…there is nothing I like more than rolling over the remaining lifeforms after planetary conquest. The feeling of dominance as you roll over their squishy bodies – smells like….victory!
I imagine its what it feels like to be a dominating running back. I saw some old videos of Herschel Walker and he must have felt the squishing bodies of the defenders underneath him.
Georgia has had some good running backs: Walker, Todd Gurley and now Nick Chubb.
The Positives: Nick Chubb has been very productive at Georgia. As a freshman no one expected much from him. But when Todd Gurley went down with an unfortunate injury Chubb picked up the slack – rushing for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns. For his career Chubb ran for 4,599 yards and 42 Touchdowns.
Chubb is listed at 5-10, 225 pounds. He is a downhill powerful runner who fights for every inch. He’s a fun runner to watch – breaking tackles and using his body to overpower defenders.
Chubb is a decisive runner – he hits the hole fast and has also proven to be elusive in the open field. He had plenty of long rushing touchdowns in his career at Georgia.
The Negatives: Chubb suffered an ACL injury in his sophomore season. He missed seven games that year. But Chubb bounced back strongly in his junior season and had a third 1000 yard season in his senior season (2017).
That said, Chubb’s freshman year stands out as his most productive. The medical evaluation at the combine might hurt his draft stock in the same way it hurt Jay Ajayi.
He’s not a great asset in the passing game only catching 3 passes in 2017 and 5 in 2017.
The Alien Dust: One of my favorite running backs to watch run…Boom Boom and then he breaks a big run. If you enjoyed watching Ajayi run, you will probably like watching Chubb.
I think he can be a productive runner in any NFL tandem and a great short yardage back. I would love to see Chubb paired with Drake for a powerful rushing attack in Miami. Not sure if Miami feel like they can work with him in the passing game though.
He won’t be drafted too high. He’s probably a day 3 pick. At best he is a 3rd rounder.
This terrific prospect reminds me of the lunar flattener I love using to crush the remaining lifeforms on a planet. So that’s his weapon of destruction – an obvious fit. Lookout defenders!
You can see his highlights here
Here is my first new year’s top 3 picks for us and yes with need involved. 🙂
1. #11 OL Quentin Nelson ND 6-5 330
2. #42 RB/Flex Jaylen Samuels NCS 5-11 220
3. #73 TE Mike Gesicki PSU 6-6 255
I want to see how Samuels matches up with his peers during workouts, but after watching some more footage of him, he fits what we started to do with Williams and Drake and what the Pats ultimately do. It works. It’s hard to cover. He’s got good size for a tailback but plays physical and can get out in space. Excellent receiver who can line up anywhere.
Tim Knight says:
January 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm
So does anyone here eat Tide laundry pods for fun? SMH WTF!!?
when i was a kid i use to eat play doh with a side of my grand mothers chocolate EXLAX!
4 dolphins who had bad seasons
1. Julious Thomas
2. Lawrence Timmons
3. Andre Branch
4. Laremy Tunsil
while i’m sure we wont see thomas or timmons next year Branch and Tunsil need to pick up the slack, Tunsil way too many false starts and Branch needs to stay healthy
Tunsil’s false starts were for various reasons.
Some were from hearing the cadence of 4 different QBs.
Some were inexperience as a “rookie” LT.
A couple were from being way out there in crowd noise. (see above 2)
And at least one was from seeing an All Pro Edge Rusher loading up for a speed rush.
And all were compounded by having approximately 5 different LGs next to him.
Tunsil is not our problem.
That part of the game is all mental. Physically he’s fine.
everyone seems to have Quentin Nelson as their first pick.
We do need a guard.
I’m tired of seeing our OL overrun in big spots. We need to start punching the opponent in the mouth in the big spot.
I keep thinking about how badly our defense underachieved and that’s the only thing keeping me from being all in on Nelson
He would be a nice pick
Would also be nice if our defense did play like trash
Our offense put our defense in a bad spot all season. Think about all the games with only scoring very few points.
S MINKAH FITZPATRICK
EDGE OGBONNIA OKORONKWO
TE MARK ANDREWS
LB DAVIN BELLAMY
RB ROYCE FREEMAN
C COLEMAN SHELTON
QB RILEY FERGUSON
G WYATT TELLER
Jaylen Samuels, huh? OUTSTANDING! I can’t believe he went under my radar! Man, he looks like he can do it ALL, and I didn’t even watch the whole highlight reel. He even wears #1 for NC State: AMERSON! 😀
He’s got reflexes and quickness like WOAH. I see he’s listed at 5’11”, 228 pounds, 4.78 speed, and projected to go around the 4th round. Some list him as a TE and some list him as a FB… I’d list him as an OW (Offensive Weapon).
Something doesn’t add up to me with Samuels. Not only does he play faster than his listed speed, he’s obviously much faster than his listed speed. He doesn’t look like 228 pounds, he looks more like 210 pounds. He’s not a household name, but he should be a household name, IMO. It’s almost as if he’s too good to be true. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear he’s…
If he kills the Combine, he’s going in the 2nd round as you predict. EXCELLENT call, Bro!
Yeah man, that’s why I said let’s see how he matches up physically with his peers in workouts. He is a Swiss Army knife.
G QUENTON NELSON
TE MARK ANDREWS
QB MASON RUDOLPH
TE TROY FUMAGALLI
RB SONY MICHEL
LB SKAI MOORE
C MICHAEL DEITER
G BRADEN SMITH
More of an offensive draft
Skai Moore has 14 career interceptions
I’ve been about Skai since 2015.
I liked your comments about NE earlier but there’s one important aspect no one else has… Gronk. He’s probably the best offensive weapon in the game today. He can’t be covered and is the main reason the Pats offense moves like it does. There is a strong reason why many of their losses fall on days he’s injured. I guess he’s a once in a lifetime talent but it would be my scouting team’s main priority. Find a guy like him who is a massive mismatch.
Other thoughts; I’m tired of wasting 1st round picks on OL. This is a coaching position we need some top talent at. The Pats have picked three OL in the first in the past 24 years, and no one before pick 17. If we get Nelson, we will have picked five in the past 10. That’s utterly ridiculous especially since we want to get rid of a good RT in James. Ignorant is the nicest word I can use.
Lastly, I love seeing the ignorant posts about Gase. He’s done extremely poorly teaching these guys not only the offense but professionalism. At the same time, it’s still funny to watch the whiplash inducing changes from great coach to ‘he should be fired!’ Let’s give him at least a third year to float lol. As Tim has mentioned before, then who do we hire? Is there a plan or just fire him, fire, blah, blah, blah every year?
That’s why I said we need a good TE. 🙂
Tim, thanks for the info on Samuels. I am not thrilled about a RB in the first 3 rounds. Would like to see one in the 4th. There seem to be a lot of good ones to where one will be there when we pick. I’m not focused on any one RB. Just a good one to compliment who we have. I want OL, TE and a D player in those first three rounds. Now, if we trade down and gain 1 or 2 more pick(s) then I would have no problem pulling the trigger on someone in the second or third round. Of course, it all comes down to who we sign/resign going in to the draft.
NLF Draft losing a bunch of players from Clemson who decided to stay for their senior year.
I saw that
I liked ferrell
My Third 2018 Mock Draft (1/14/2018)
R1P11- Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
R2P10- Frank Ragnow, C/G, Arkansas
R3P9- Mike Gesicke, TE, PSU
R4P11- Dorance Armstrong Jr, DE, Kansas
R4P29- Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
R5P10- STEPHONE ANTHONY
R6P9- Skai Moore, OLB, South Carolina
R7P5- (from Tampa Bay) Logan Woodside, QB, Toledo
R7P11- Christian Campbell, CB, PSU
FA: Tahir Whitehead, SAM, Detroit, OR Nigel Bradham, WILL, Philadelphia
I don’t think Anthony will be available in round 5
Titan’s looked like they were going to make a game of it until the refs took over. Pats didn’t even get one penalty called on them until 23 min into the game and that one was a nonfactor. I could go back and show you at least 3 blatant Pats penalties that weren’t called in the first 23 min. Blatant as they were in the open and obvious. The BS offensive PI call on the Titan’s after they got the first down (ref didn’t throw the flag until after Decker caught and ran with the ball. Then the blown encroachment call when the pats were punting deep in their territory giving them the first down. They should just give them a bye all the way to the AFC champ game. Why even play the game. I was so sick of the game after that I had to quit watching. I watched Ancient Alien reruns the rest of the night. LOL
M13, email your draft to Mr. T and let’s call it a day/draft!!! Have you thought about UDFA’s you might bring in? I would try to bring in Lagow for an extra camp arm and see WTF happened to him from Junior to Senior year.
I’ve not yet delved into UDFA territory, but Lagow is DEFINITELY on my list. That kid has a gun and Gase should be able to develop it… GOOD CALL!
By the way… in the event we let William Hayes walk into FA (NO!!!), we should draft Chad Thomas to replace him. GOOD CALL on him.
Thanks bro! When drafting a DE, I want that edge rusher but when I see what impact Hayes made for us I would want to try to replace that talent to keep our edge rushers fresh. Another thing that caught my eye about Chad Thomas in watching him is that he sticks to his assignment no matter what. whether it’s setting the edge or whatever.
Once the Titan’s made that long drive for a TD to take the lead, a call must have been made cause that is when the BS started with the refs. Glad the announcer called it out also.
NFL/Goodell/Pats/Kraft = Clinton’s
a phone call
Yea, as soon as they called the PI, I said to myself here we go again. I ended up turning it off after the offside call in the 2nd quarter and I watched Duck Dynasty reruns for a couple hours. Lol.
New Age brings up an interesting point about coaching changes (credit Tim). Who do you bring in next? Is there a plan or do you just fire a coach without a plan?
Whether the current coaching changes happening with the team are going to make a difference or not will have to be seen but is what we’re seeing something that was going to happen and the team had a plan or are they throwing shit at the wall to see if it sticks?
Hopefully it’s the team having a plan in place for whom they thought would have been available and made those moves and it works out for the best.
I don’t care that we drafted prior OL in the 1st round. Are we good on the OL? Tunsil is still adapting to NFL LT. Many think Poncey is on his last legs and is James worth $9.3M?
Like the chef of my local Chinese restaurant is fond of saying, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”. No doubt a guy like Nelson could help the team by giving us a much needed offensive lineman but it also doesn’t mean we can’t take someone at another position in rd 1 and then come back in rd 2 and get an offensive guard to help us.
I’m into team building. That’s what I’ve preached for years. Build a team. The guys at the top have seen it differently for years. They were more interested in filling holes just to fill holes rather than building a team. You take the right players at the right time based on what’s out there and you worry about the other holes when you can get it done.
If one position in the draft is deep you can wait, if another isn’t deep you can’t wait. We need to address the offensive line in free agency with at least ONE guy who can come in a play guard for us and who isn’t at the end of his career. One guy who still has plenty left in the tank and a guy who can get it done.
Then we can go out in the draft and get one more guy who we may be able to plug in early enough for us to help us out by taking an offensive lineman early. Doesn’t need to be first rd.
We’re not going to fill all the holes in one free agency period and in one draft but, by golly, our front office has been trying to do it for years to try and “win now” and it hasn’t worked. Worry about what you CAN do and don’t worry about what you can’t get done. Point is to at least get something done that’s solid that you don’t need to worry about anymore rather than plugging holes with guys who are short-term, stop-gap guys who will be gone next year and then you have to find replacements again.
You’re right, it doesn’t have to be 1st rd, I just think Nelson would help us turn things around on the OL.
again, there’s more than one thing to do things so you can’t argue with taking Nelson in the first as long as they’ve got some kind of plan for other areas and I’m not saying trying to get it all done in one offseason like Santa Claus.
Solve what they can and worry about the rest at some other time. If they can get another offensive lineman in free agency who is the answer at RG that’s great. I don’t care if they get everything done in one offseason because, realistically, it’s not happening. But, if you can see they’re starting to build a team that makes all the difference in the world.
Agreed on DE Chad Thomas. He’s a rangy lunch pail guy.
so, who should we target?
Just get a functional OG
I agree. While vets like Bushrod and Larsen are good for depth they’re definitely not someone you’d want to count on every week. We need to get a guy who can get the job done every week without needing to worry about him.
Andre Norwell is by far the best of the bunch.
I wonder why the Panthers only signed him to a one year contract. In any case, if he’s a guy who can get it done and it’s one less position you need to worry about for a while then you do it and be done with it. They need to stop signing guys like Bushrod and Larsen as starters.
Larsen has said he’d like to go back to RG in 2018 where he has played the most the last few years.
that’s fine but you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket with Larsen and pencil him in. I wanted us to sign Larsen in the offseason but only as depth on the o-line. He’s good if he needs to fill in for a game or two but I wouldn’t want to rely on him every week.
I hear ya. I view Larsen as a vet you can transition with until a young guys wins the job.
I hear what you’re saying. If we were to draft a guy like Nelson in the first, however, I would hope the guys running the show wouldn’t say “well, we’re finished with the offensive line because we’ve got Larsen who could start at RG and we’ve got depth”.
We’ve all been preaching about taking care of the offensive line once and for all and we could probably put a good dent in it by getting one quality starter in free agency and finding a guy in the draft for the other guard position. If Larsen wins out in camp and gets the starts then so be it. Then we know we’ve got some strength on the offensive line.
However, I’m getting tired of watching them just pencil in guys like that because it hasn’t worked out.
I would be happy with M13’s 10:57 draft
OL early and you still get that’s RB and TE
That might work
Thank you, Pig!
Inspiration for the ’18 Miami Dolphins…
Of course, this won’t apply to William Hayes, LOL.
I wouldn’t mind Nelson, because of his talent, but why would we ever get rid of James? He’s a significant investment. Either you say the FO can’t scout fatties worth a crap or you say the coaches can’t teach them how to function in a modern NFL offense. How does drafting early fix either of those issues? Our philosophy seems to be, “lets get an OL that can possibly succeed no matter how poor the coaching.” Is that really what we want?
Is OL and DL where we want our biggest impact? And if so, why haven’t we seen this yet? Both our offense and defense have been dumpster fires. I’m not against Nelson but letting go of James(unless he has significant health issues our FO didn’t look into) is really short sighting and the opposite of what they supposedly want.
agreed. I’m not keen on paying James the option money but I don’t think we should just let him walk. If James is a player that can get it done with better coaching then he’s worth keeping around. The entire offensive line has had issues and when you’re plugging holes with old vets who can’t get it done it doesn’t necessarily help your younger guys when they’ve got to worry about the old vet next to them.
If we can get a viable answer at the RG position then that will go a long way to helping that right side.
James is sometimes very good and sometimes just okay. He has also missed a good portion of a season twice now – 9 games in 2015 and 8 in 2017. I’m not anti-James but I also don’t think he’s a stud like I hoped he would be.
Myles MFin’ Jack!!!
I also don’t think we need to sign the guy looking for the big payday. We can get someone solid enough on the offensive line without breaking the bank and making some guy so rich that he’s thinking about retirement rather than playing every week.
Well, I’ve been talking about Nelson and McGlinchey since early October, so there’s no reason to stop now. I would take either one. …Nelson at LG or McGlinchey at RT. I also really like Wynn from Georgia and Billy Price from Ohio St, so if we can get one of these guys to go along with one of the ND guys, I’ll be a very happy Phins fan.
The score is only 14-0 but the jags are killing the Steelers
I mean it’s a dominant performance
This makes me want to draft OL
Now it’s 21-0
The whole drive was on the ground!
They are a team on the rise that if they had a more consistent QB they would be a juggernaut. They are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball.
Interesting, up 21-0 with defense and a running game.
That how we beat the Stealers* last year in the regular season.
Drafting top 5 for a decade can do that. LOL
I would love to see them knock off the Pats.
Round 1 Pick 11: Arden Key, DE, LSU (A+)
Round 2 Pick 10: Will Clapp, C/OG, LSU (A-)
Round 3 Pick 9: Braden Smith, OT/OG, Auburn (A)
Round 4 Pick 11: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State (A)
Round 6 Pick 9: Dimitri Flowers, FB, Oklahoma (A+)
Round 7 Pick 5: Skai Moore, OLB, South Carolina (B)
Round 7 Pick 11: Andrew Wingard, FS, Wyoming (A)
I also really like Braden Smith too. He would round out my favorite OL prospects, along with the 4 guys I mentioned above.
If Beau Benzschawel declares he’s a guy I would love to see us target as a RG prospect.
The Beat-Down in Steel Town!
Guess you can take this one of a number of ways. Working for the evil genius is a smart career move, Pats are probably going to lose their OC and DC or rats are jumping the ship. 🙂
Two of the top candidates to receive a head coaching job interview, New England Patriots coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels, are now reportedly a few steps closer to their new gigs.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patricia is expected to take over the Detroit Lions while NFL Media reports McDaniels is leaning toward going to the Indianapolis Colts.
Summon the Son. 🙂
Tried to tell em
I didn’t realize unless Timmons going AWOL changes this, but he’d be a $8.225M cap hit if we released him.
All the guaranteed $ is out the window bc he went awol
So what would be the cap hit? I can’t figure it out based on this.
The $4.5 M of guaranteed from ’18 wouldn’t apply so the only thing we’re on the hook for is the bonus.
Looks like $2.75M
Honestly I would rather keep Timmons than take that cap hit
I was under the impression it would be zero
Alonso, McMillan, Timmons, Anthony and Allen is a solid group. Then you have the Hewitt’s and Hull’s of the world.
If we can’t get the guy we want in the draft then so be it. I’d rather we not keep going out in free agency and signing new stop-gap guys every year. Timmons and Alonso would have to do until we could find a suitable replacement.
If we went thru the year and found out that McMillan and Anthony were solid answers at LB at least we know what we’ve go and then just need to find one more good starting prospect.
Again, it all depends on what we’re looking at come FA and draft.
Bortles is going to lose this game.
That’s what it’s looking like
They should be able to string some first downs together and a few fgs to seal it but…bortles
What do NFL team front offices that aren’t in the playoffs do at this time of the year? Are they putting in the hours looking at free agency and starting to get their info together on prospects or are they taking time off?
If I’m from a team that didn’t make the playoffs and there’s work to do and I’m at the top of the food chain my guys are in the office working at this time of the year and getting things going for the next year.
I think they are working
I would probably use these few weeks as my break
It gets pretty intense in a few weeks
But when you see guys hired this time of year and leaves me to believe this is a busy season for no playoff teams
I thought it was PI
But on the reply I can see bortles made it easy
Didn’t lead the receiver
He is really bad
24m24 minutes ago
Vikings CB Terence Newman (foot) is active today; Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is inactive and Sam Bradford will be the No. 2 QB.
What’s amazing is that there haven’t been any field goals in this game
also Jax has 5 TDs and 0 passing.
so glad I’m wrong!
Hey Squiggly, I wrote an article, and scheduled it for this coming Wednesday, is that OK?
But how bout we schedule it today and move the next Wedge to like Thursday to maximize time for our blogs
OR vice versa
Whatever you prefer
I just think we should run one today though wens
I don’t care which one
That’s fine, I’ll reschedule it.
That could be Flowers in a Miami Uni next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 tds in this game
NEW BLOG UP!
That’s why I love the NFL. More to come, too in awe right now. 😉