WR Corps suffer legitimate depth issues with 2 COVID-19 opt outs

Many of you here didn’t really value the services of one Allen Hurns, and maybe I’m on the side of overrating him, but Hurns was on target to be the starter opposite DeVante Parker at least into training camp. If Preston Williams proved he was healthy and battle ready then it’s possible Hurns slipped down the depth chart as he was replaced by the younger, more explosive Williams. IN any case, Hurns was a veteran receiver with AFC experience and one that thrived playing opposite a very talented receiver in Allen Robinson in Jacksonville. Never as much of a big play threat as Robinson, Hurns was a steady, reliable , professional possession receiver. Albert Wilson looked like he was almost all the way back last season, especially towards the end of the season. The last 3 games he caught 17 passes which is nearly half of his season’s production of 41 receptions. He had the lowest YPC average of his career at 8.1 and only one TD but the hip injury that cut his 2019 season short really took its toll on the receiver as he finally worked his way back. I do recall seeing a couple of plays at the end of the year where his explosiveness resembled the player of 2019 where he was turning nothing into something big routinely.

Before the opt outs, I felt like we had a very strong WR room with serious depth and a nice mix of youth and veterans. Parker is 27, Wilson 28 and Allen Hurns 28, along with young up and comers like Preston Williams (23), Gary Jennings (23), Isaiah Ford (24), Malcolm Perry (23) and Jakeem Grant who is now 27. If Preston Williams is ready he takes Hurns spot on the outside opposite Parker. Which receiver or receivers get to thrive in the slot? Jakeem Grant will be in the running as will Gary Jennings and 7th RD draftee Malcolm Perry. Grant has the speed and explosiveness Wilson had but not the size, Grant (5’6 171) is about 25 lbs lighter and doesn’t have the run power to break tackles like Wilson did. Gary Jennings is a little less speedy and explosive but has good size at 6’1 216. Jennings ran a 4.42 at the combine and put up 20 reps so he has some upper body strength. Malcolm Perry is closest size wise and elusiveness to Wilson but doesn’t have the top speed that Wilson had. Perry ran 4.63 40 at the combine. If you watch Perry play though, he always looks fast enough and is a very slippery runner. The Dolphins signed Colts WR Chester Rogers to a 1YR deal which deepens the depth a little. Rogers caught 53 passes in 2018, just 16 last year playing behind WR Zach Pascal.

The biggest concern I have about our WR’s, or really any unit on our team is the depth. If we’ve learned anything by watching MLB, NBA or NHL in 2020 in the year of COVID-19 is that players drop like flies. One second they’re on the team and the next they’re on COVID-19 protocol. Add in the usual NFL injuries, especially considering this year with a huge lack of practices and no preseason games and you will likely see how important good depth will be. I’d even question whether the league will be able to play a full season. We’re going to have to count on a bunch of our deeper depth players this season and I hope we get them all ready for action. When Chan Gailey was with the Jets in 2015-2016, he utilized Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker mostly, with a decent amount of passing to the RB’s Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. In 2016 Decker was gone after 3 games and replaced by Quincy Enunwa and the offense didn’t really feature a slot WR much. Robby Anderson provided the deep threat on the outside and again, the RB’s, now Matt Forte and Bilal Powell caught a bunch of passes. Jordan Howard isn’t much of a pass catcher but Matt Breida is a good receiver out of the backfield who was stifled by playing time in a 3 headed attack in SF with Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman and also CJ Beathard. Malcolm Perry may also get some use out of the backfield and Kalen Ballage was thought to be a good receiver although he didn’t get to show any of those skills here in MIA. Patrick Laird and Kenyan Drake caught the most passes at RB. In any case, one thing we’ll probably have to get used to in 2020 is NEXT MAN UP . . .

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2,262 Responses to WR Corps suffer legitimate depth issues with 2 COVID-19 opt outs

  1. CavalierKong says:

    Cheers, guys. I live in the middle of the city, so no real danger for me, more just an oddity and an annoyance.

  2. wyoming85 says:

  3. D says:

    • wyoming85 says:

      Love the smokes advertisement in the background!

      Ah the good old days!!!!!!!!

      • Mike E. says:

        Ha! Didn’t even notice that. They were everywhere, buses, trains, magazines, newspapers, buildings. I think it’s actually a good thing they’re gone though. I do remember one time on the subway with my sister traveling to Manhattan from Brooklyn trying to name all the cigarette brands we could think of. Pretty sure we got over 50. Can’t think of half of them now.

      • D says:

        80’s were the Tobacco industries hay day, and pay day. I heard something though that says that Tobacco is about to make a come back in the form of heated tobacco, kinda like vaping but with actual tobacco. I wonder if thats not gonna just be like a portable mini hooka, which is kinda what vape devices are.

      • D says:

        Either way they have to re-invent themselves or its over with before too long.

  4. D says:

    Kong we know how all destructive natural events start in California’s bigger cities and then expand outward to the rest of the world, we watch movies we know things, so dont count yourself safe or you might just have a volcano pop up in your town, or the beginning of the worlds ultimate destruction as the entire mantle breaks free, just might start just down the street. Oh and who who could forget the time the tornadoes wiped out LA. I mean it mostly happes south of ya, but in coo coo land, who knows whats going to happen next. Be prepared bro,oh and make sure to keep an eye out for alien invasions, yall get a lot of those too.

  5. wyoming85 says:

    I was just thinking of a simpler time!
    You know, when nobody was telling you how to think, what was good and bad for you, when you could make up your own mind about “stuff”!

    When cartoons didn’t have to be a messaged event!

  6. wyoming85 says:

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  9. D says:

    wyoming85 says:
    August 21, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I was just thinking of a simpler time!
    You know, when nobody was telling you how to think, what was good and bad for you, when you could make up your own mind about “stuff”!

    When cartoons didn’t have to be a messaged event!
    Reply

    wyoming85 says:
    August 21, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Well except your mom and dad!
    —————————————————————
    It defintely was that, i was dead smack in the parents telling you everything you thought and what was good an bad land, those were still some of my earlier years, so i dont know about the smoking/drinking rules, but i remember the commercials, i remember every movie had people smoking in it, most showed tits, which i was very glad of since my parents had HBO and went to bed early. It definitely was a much more simple time. not as much headache as today where we just seem to want to live in strife.

  10. wyoming85 says:

    Mondo didn’t take long to go down the rabbit hole!

  11. D says:

    Wonder what Vikings would take for Adam Thielen. They just added a bunch of new young receivers in some of the top rounds, they dont have a QB that needs a QB friendly receiver to develop, and Thielen leading the slot group would be a nice vet add to round out the team and give Tua a target that is going to be places he is supposed to be out of that position. Our experience level out of the slot is not very heavy.

  12. Mike E. says:

    D – Thought you said cigarette commercials showed tits. I was like HUH? I missed ot!

  13. wyoming85 says:

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  16. stangerx says:

    Dolphin’s wire has answer to “where’s the beef?” It’s on our OL. Not gonna be much trap blocking.
    ————————————————–
    If we presume the Dolphins are going to get their young rookies on the field and implement a starting lineup of Austin Jackson, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Solomon Kindley and Robert Hunt, we know that this team will make plenty of rookie mistakes — but they’re also going to have plenty of raw power to fall back on. Just look at the size of these blockers up front.

    Jackson: 6’5, 325 pounds
    Flowers: 6’6, 343 pounds
    Karras: 6’4, 314 pounds
    Kindley: 6’4, 339 pounds
    Hunt: 6’6, 323 pounds

    This offensive line would average 6’5, 328.8 pounds across the front.

  17. wyoming85 says:

  18. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    August 21, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I agree with Mando. Why else would they bring him back, unless there’s a problem with Tua or may just want another arm? I think there may be something to this, and it’s at least worth keeping an eye on.
    —————————————————-

    If i were going with a conspiracy theory on this, it would be they found a suitor for Rosen, not Fitz needing to leave for an extended period of time, etc. Only thing with Fitz would be same deal as Rosen to me, someone wants to offer him something better and he is in on it, but i get the feeling he likes it here and he wants to ride out into the sunset with us. He doesn’t seem like he is wanting to yet again relocate and reboot.

    • Tim Knight says:

      The report was Fitz was absent for personal reasons. The same for Kavon Frazier.

    • stangerx says:

      Agree that focus on this should be Rosen and not Fitz. Same time Jake Rudock has been in the league for a while, which assume means not PS eligible. You bring him into camp and he as well as the team knows they can’t keep him unless someone goes somewhere else.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Rudock was cut recently. Think it’s just about having a 3rd camp arm if Fitz misses more practice time due to personal reasons. We have no idea what the reason is. Could be a family issue.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t think it’s a coincidence Ruddock was brought in at the same time Fitz went out for personal reasons. To think someone traded for Rosen, IMO is way out there.

  19. steveccnv says:

    The justice system in this country is so politically biased and Fdup…

    So the politicians can get their kids in Ivy League Schools, but when others try to cheat as well, like Lori Loughlin, they have to go to prison. The kicker is (not official yet, but…) neither Lori nor her husband will end up doing any time in prison, only house arrest, because of covid.

    Even so, why aren’t they investigating these politicians?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Because politicians have power and influence. That’s another reason for term limits.

    • stangerx says:

      Lori Loughlin and her husband tried to scam the system at USC….. that’s a crime. Even though yes a whole lot of kids get admitted to private schools when otherwise wouldn’t. But that’s the school’s alumni network and their own reasons. Had a friend whose last name was on two buildings and he shouldn’t have been there (and no longer was after sophmore year).

      Not sure why you turn this to politicians though. Big money is far more in play. Whole lot more rich business folks out there than elected officials (even if am sure connected politicians have a leg up on getting their kids in).

      • CavalierKong says:

        I actually agree with Steve here Stang. Lori Loughlin’s husband is a staunch Trump supporter, so he should do time and we should investigate the politicians these corrupt people support. 😉

      • stangerx says:

        We’ll have to disagree on that one. Shouldn’t matter one bit what the guy has done for Trump. Everyone should be treated the same, including as to whether or not you investigate political connections. We’ve had enough Witch Hunts.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Well said! You’ve changed my mind.

        I retract my statement in its entirety, unequivocally, without exception…well, except for the winky face, which I thought made it clear I was just kidding to begin with, lol.

      • stangerx says:

        Cav — you are not the first person to fold in the face of my all powerful logic. My only deficit in discourse is not knowing how to make a winky face…. so you got me there.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Ah well, we all have our faults. 😉

  20. wyoming85 says:

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  22. CavalierKong says:

    LMAO @ D. Looks like you know California’s well kept secret. We have emergency packs for everything, from earthquakes and volcanoes to giant terrestrial monsters and alien invasion.

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    Hello everyone

    I’m in Newport Beach Rhode Island this weekend

  24. Mike E. says:

    Joe Schad getting on MFF! WTG Joe!

    • stangerx says:

      LMAO that’s good. Wouldn’t happen today though.

    • steveccnv says:

      I liked the part where they thought Marino was going to bail them out, but…the good oke days.

    • CavalierKong says:

      LOL, great story. And how awesome is Thomas in explaining how he was a willing participant of the rookie hazing? He gets it’s a paying dues, rite of passage kind of thing.

      Excellent!

  25. D says:

    Pig getting a tan, look how golden brown and delic….i mean how perfectly tanned he is……

  26. steveccnv says:

    Recently watched a replay of the Colts game. With 50 seconds left 4th and 10 on our 16, trailing 16-12 the colts called their 1st TO after a clock stopped incompletion. They didn’t get the 1st down and we took over and ran out the clock. If they had kicked a FG or just didn’t call the TO, we would’ve needed a first down or they would’ve gotten the ball back.

    Watching the ending I’m thinking, if they don’t pickup the 3rd down, they could still get the ball back, wonder if they’d try an FG, then the idiot calls a TO.

    I bring this up, because someone recently said, the coaches must know more than us, since they’re in the NFL. I disagreed and brought up click management as an area where they don’t know more.

    • D says:

      They make mistakes, i dont think it means we know more, not to mention they are making that decision with a whole helluva lot going on down there. Id be sure as fuck up for giving it a try one day, so if you ever convince them that we might know better and they decided to test it out, im down for taking a shot at it.

  27. stangerx says:

    “Rosen’s young. You can say he’s been in the league for three years, but he’s still a young player.” — Flores. You could take that one in a number of different ways. Few of them end up with props for Rosen.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Rosen has had a rough ride in his career. Constant change in offensive systems in college and in the NFL. He also had some injuries in college including concussions. He’s still only 23 years old. He’s likely headed for another change as a starting QB because Tua will be the next man up in the big scheme of things in Miami. He’s got prototype size and an NFL arm. We might see him with another team in the next few years. Teams are always looking for the QB’s that have ability. If he’s not this or that and a leader, his career might be one of a backup. It’s up to him.

      • stangerx says:

        Key thing for me on Rosen is he played for us last year and then got yanked. Never to be seen again. Not saying he doesn’t have it in him, but after that not even the learning reps. He did get drafted high for a reason though.

  28. bailbondmike says:

    Had to cut this from a long article about a bunch of players from different teams.

    HAIL MARY
    Star turn in South Beach? Keep an eye on Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki as a candidate for the biggest breakout of 2020. The third-year pro is coming off a solid sophomore campaign in which he amassed 51 catches for 570 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He finished third in end-zone targets among tight ends last season, per Pro Football Focus. He should see his opportunities increase with new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey favoring spread formations, particularly empty sets with tight ends deployed in various spots.

    As a natural mismatch player due to his size (6-6, 250) and athleticism, Gesicki could align out wide or play as a big slot receiver against overwhelmed linebackers and defensive backs. Gailey doesn’t mind featuring the tight end when he has a potential all-star at the position with a unique set of skills (see: Tony Gonzalez’s 96 catches, 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2008 season with Gailey as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator). While I’m certainly not ready to proclaim Gesicki a gold-jacket guy, he’s a former volleyball standout with the kind of athleticism that’s easy to showcase in a wide-open passing game. Don’t be surprised if that leads to a massive jump in production for the 2018 second-round pick.

  29. Mike E. says:

    Tim – Yes, I left out an F, should be MFFF MinkahFitzFuckFace

  30. The Flying Pig says:

  31. CavalierKong says:

    D,
    Nothing The Deep does goes as planned, lol.

  32. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – I like Evan Williams.

  33. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Have another couple of Old Fashioneds, he’ll come around. If he doesn’t, you won’t give a fuck by then

  34. steveccnv says:

    You guys and your Evan Williams…when I don’t buy Bourbon from Costco I get it from the liquor store and EW is the cheapest shit they got. It taste aiight, but not my favorite. Just can’t see paying a lot for what I can get from Costco for a lot less, so I always end up with a smaller bottle of EW, instead of Jack or Jimmy or whatever Costco has that’s good.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      IM actually a bullit fan if I’m picking a big brand
      But more often than not I just go with a small localish distillery
      We don’t have a lot of small Kentucky distillery options in ny
      But we get a fe PA distilleries that are good

  35. The Flying Pig says:

    I needed to get out of nyc after a couple of tough months so I can here on a whim

    But it’s really crowded and paired with covid restrictions you can’t get in anywhere

  36. Tim Knight says:

    Good job Flyers! The Habs were not an easy out. They’re a good team with a top goalie in Price. It was a very entertaining series. It was nice to see sports and competition during this f’d up time.

    • bookman11 says:

      I agree. I don’t watch much hockey normally, or NBA even, outside of the Bucks, but I have enjoyed the playoffs in both so far, probably mostly because of being starved for sports, but also out of respect for what it took to create and maintain these bubbles.

  37. Phindog says:


    Got to love Leo on this… Holy Shit

  38. Phindog says:

    Bet you guys haven’t heard this since the 70’s 🐕🥃🥃

  39. Phindog says:

    And these young kids just get it 🐕🥃🥃

  40. CavalierKong says:

    Blues have packed it in

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Kind of makes sense. Tall, strong WR with jumping ability going against slot corners who are usually on the shorter side. Williams has decent speed, but he’s not going to outrun many corners to take the top off. Grant on the other hand does. Plus Grant probably gets lost in the crowd at slot due to his height.

      • Mike E. says:

        They won’t put a small slot CB on him, they’ll put a bigger corner, maybe even a guy who usually plays outside. It’s possible, Eric Decker played in the slot and he was 6’5 so there’s that.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Well we’re not long from finding out. NE in fust a couple of weeks.

    • steveccnv says:

      Never thought that would happen, putting Preston in the Decker role, but it’s a great idea. Parker will be more free on the outside, Preston will be unstoppable inside, and Grant will pull the occasional deep pass in, just to keep them honest.

      I wonder, if Grant has known for a while, that they planned on using him on the outside. His trading video seemed to suggest it did. He also seems more motivated, than anytime previous.

      Anyways, great news, if true.

  41. pheloniusphish says:

    Pigs – You should have come to Key West. Off season and – few people here.

  42. wyoming85 says:

    So much for the boogaloo!

  43. wyoming85 says:

  44. steveccnv says:

    If you really give a shit about black lives, watch some of this video.

  45. wyoming85 says:

    • steveccnv says:

      Ok, so that should put to rest any concerns about Fitz, since he’s returning to practice, but still leaves open Rosen and Tua.

      I think they just brought Rudock back, because they wanted another arm in practice, and maybe it was the plan all along to bring him back.

  46. wyoming85 says:

    — #Ravens S Earl Thomas is not at practice after being sent home following a skirmish Friday, per
    @TomPelissero
    .

  47. olddolphan says:

    OKAY YOU PUCKHEADS, HERE’S THE SKED FOR GAME ONE OF ROUND TWO:
    Sat., 8:00 PM, Stars/Avs on NBC. I lke Avs to win series.
    Sun. 8:00 PM, Bruins/Lightning on NBCSN. My heart says TAMPA BAY.
    Sun. 10:30 PM, Vegas/Canucks. Gimme the Golden Knights on NBCSN.
    Mon. 7:00 PM, Flyers/Islanders on NBCSN. Isles win in 7 BRUTAL GAMES.

  48. wyoming85 says:

  49. steveccnv says:

    From Dolphins Wire, looks like Kindley has the inside track at RG, and Van Ginkel is first man up in Biegel’s spot.

  50. son of a son of a shula says:

    Happy Birthday Mike E we all love you buddy, all the best

  51. The Flying Pig says:

    Phish

    I love key west. It’s one of my favorite places but Newport is a 4 hour drive But key west is about 24 hours….lol

  52. The Flying Pig says:

    Happy Birthday Mike E

    May all your hands stay clean

  53. Phindog says:

    Happy Birthday Mike E !! Hope you have a great day 🐕

  54. wyoming85 says:

    Happy getting older day Mike E!

  55. bailbondmike says:

    Bored at work so doing another 2021 draft. The order keeps changing every week. Figure I’d post it until we start getting practice tidbits.

    7 Patrick Surtain II, CB Alabama, 6’1″ 203 lbs, being compared to Byron Jones. Future X replacement. He’s excellent with minimizing/suffocating throwing windows and leaving little room for error. Containing standout ball skills, Surtain II also is innate with finding the ball in flight and remaining competitive through the catch point. He’s also aggressive with punching and stripping the ball out of the arms of ball carriers.

    9 Jaylen Waddle, WR Alabama, 5’10” 182, Wilson’s replacement. Waddle plays the game in one mode and that’s full throttle. Debunks the 0-60 saying. Instead, he starts out in 60 mph and can continue to floor the gas pedal and increase speeds at any moment. Catch radius is high and wide. Able to extend well outside of his body structure in order to haul in passes. His right now speed and breakaway capabilities make him a tough assignment for anyone to cover.

    39 Josh Myers, C/IOL Ohio State, 6’5″ 312, Ohio State center. He’s impressive on multiple fronts. His mobility to sink in and turn out interior DL on scoop blocks and combination blocks stands out as a huge asset for the Buckeyes’ rushing offense. His ability to serve as the bridge from B-gap to B-gap provides stability in pass protection and rarely yielded leakage from opposing pass rush. He’s got one hell of an anchor, too.

    41 Tyler Shelvin, IDL LSU, 6’3″ 360, Powerful and massive nose tackle and run defender that isn’t easily moved. Anchor is stout and he dominates single blocks and holds his own against doubles. Clogs up the interior, eats space and keeps the second level clean. He’s a load to move and he thrives in tight space. Dominates in a phone booth. He isn’t a dynamic pass rusher but he relentlessly pushes the pocket and puts considerable stress on the depth of the pocket. Plays with tremendous urgency and effort. Quick with good mobility for a man of his stature. Think Vince Wilfork.

    71 Charles Snowden, LB Virginia, 6’7″ 235, Insane length and he generally does well to use it, especially as a run defender. Capable of winning with first contact, placing his hands, playing with extension and keep opponents away from his frame. Positive flashes in zone coverage drops defending the hook/curl and flats. Sharply reads the backfield and gets his long arms in throwing lanes. Features a massive tackle radius and he routinely finishes outside his frame.

    102 Kylin Hill, RB Mississippi State, 5’11” 215,Rocked up upper body and has the arm size of rushers bigger than his listed body size. Muscular and round legs plus a stout trunk that help him break tackles when defenders attempt to take out his legs. Strong shoulders and core help him run through arm tackles and shake off reaching or lunging last resort players. Punishing runner.

    134 Quentin Lake, S UCLA, 6’1″ 193, He will align as the nickel in man coverage vs. 10 and 11 personnel groups. He is a good athlete with good agility, balance and body control. Lake is very good due to his value as a versatile asset. He is fluid with loose hips and moves much like a cornerback would. He has versatility in his ability to align on the back end, in the low hole or in the slot. He has excellent instincts and seems to always be in the right position, both in his run fits and when the ball is in the air.

    184 Patrick Johnson, EDGE Tulane, 6’3″ 255, Tulane uses him all over the defensive front seven including off-ball linebacker, on the edge and he even gets reps rushing the passer from the interior defensive line. Plays fast and brings terrific speed as an outside rusher. Blends his burst with good flexibility and rush variety to make him an effective pass rusher. Does well to convert speed to power, get under pads and execute a potent bull rush. Showcases the ability to play in space and he’s proven the ability to flow laterally and make plays outside the numbers. Appears sufficient in zone coverage drops. Has good processing speed and football intelligence – does a great job staying home, not biting on false keys and triggering appropriately. Features the ability to take on blocks, disengage and position himself to finish. Is a good tackler that plays under control and takes good angles in pursuit. Plays with a motor that is always cranked.

    190 Sam Ehlinger, QB Texas, 6’3″ 230, Hard nosed, tough QB. Supreme leader that’s more of a lead by example type of player. Never afraid of the moment, he’s not hesitant at all with accepting the moment and attacking it head on. Ehlinger is a true playmaker that can become a bit of a sandlot type of quarterback. Think his style of play matches up with Tua more than Rosen. His arm strength and indecisiveness at times has him falling this far.

  56. Krishna says:

    Happy Birthday, Mike E! How old are you?

  57. son of a son of a shula says:

    I drove through UCF this morning and the football team was having a padded practice. It was a glorious sight to behold.

  58. Krishna says:

    Krishna and the gopis in the petrified wood forest…that works!

  59. stangerx says:

    X is back. Maybe he was one of the had contact with covid people.

  60. Krishna says:

    Would love to see what Flores, Grier are doing on the field, if even for a few games this “season.”

    I’m excited, but a homer, too.

  61. Krishna says:

    My thought is that NFL will go the way of MLB….a shit show.

  62. bailbondmike says:

    I don’t really think we need a CB But wouldn’t it be cool to draft surtain
    ——————————————————————-
    Piggy, I am just thinking forward as if Howard may not be the same guy with his knee. His cap hit goes way down from 20 mil in 2020 to just 2.8 mil in 2022 (2021 hit is 6.7 mil).

    • stangerx says:

      BBM — would I ever love Surtain the sequel on the team, but seems only way you do that is if X’s knee is really shot. Would be different if we didn’t just spend cash on Byron Jones and a 1st on Iggy in the off season.

      But thanks for all that the thought on that mock. And you brought us a Center in the 2nd. That would leave us with 4 spots on the line set for a good long while.

  63. olddolphan says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE E.!!!— Piggy, Krishna, stop with this “Fossil Age” bullcrap!!! –My oldest daughter (the senior research scientist) turns 55 tomorrow and our second youngest Great Grand daughter turns 10 tomorrow!!

    ALSO, my daughter is a graduate of THEEE FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY!!

    AGAIN, HAPPY B’DAY MIKE!!!

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Been hearing some good reports on Kindley at RG.

  65. wyoming85 says:

    • Tim Knight says:

      Who is that?

    • CavalierKong says:

      Is that why they called it a unicorn? Because with this D, you never see a blown assignment?

      • CavalierKong says:

        Doh!mar –

        “Fitzpatrick, who was the MVP of last year’s Dolphins team, looked sharp in his return, effectively executing the offense as usual. He closed out the second 11-on-11 period by throwing a 60-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams, delivering the only score of Saturday’s practice.”

        So yeah, I’m betting the ‘unicorn’ was the TD score by the offfense.

  66. CavalierKong says:

    Happy B-day , Mike! ♫♫♫♫

    Is it easier to use scientific notation when giving your age?

  67. stangerx says:

    Projected opening day line-up from Dophins Wire.

    Offense
    QB – Ryan Fitzpatrick
    RB – Jordan Howard
    WR – DeVante Parker
    WR – Preston Williams
    WR – Jakeem Grant
    TE – Mike Gesicki
    LT – Austin Jackson (R)
    LG – Ereck Flowers
    C – Ted Karras
    RG – Solomon Kindley (R)
    RT – Jesse Davis

    Defense
    EDGE – Shaq Lawson
    DL – Davon Godchaux
    DL – Christian Wilkins
    OLB/EDGE – Andrew Van Ginkel
    LB – Kyle Van Noy
    LB – Raekwon McMillan
    LB – Jerome Baker
    CB – Byron Jones
    FS – Bobby McCain
    SS – Eric Rowe
    CB – Noah Igbinoghene (R)

  68. CavalierKong says:

    LOL @ the Fitzpatrick rumors being over nothing. I almost said yesterday that I bet Flores was intentionally vague to let the rumor mill run rampant.

    It does seem to be the M.O. of this F.O. to purposely fuel speculation that way. Be vague and let the U-75s (can’t believe I’m using that term, lol) do all the work of creating misdirection themselves.

    Great to have X back to get some work in before the season starts. Hopefully we can get him up to game speed in 3 weeks.

  69. son of a son of a shula says:

    Hunt is from the smallest program of all the rookie OL so it’s possible he’s behind at this point and Davis is no slouch despite what you hear here and the coaches love him similarly to McCain.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Agreed. Hunt might have been drafted for his upside even if he’s not ready right away. Davis is definitely valued more by coaches than the fans.

  70. Tim Knight says:

    Oh okay. Ogbah seemed to play LDE most of the time for the Chiefs last year. He’s more DE than and Edge/OLB type. We’re going to use so many different looks with rotating personnel anyway so it really doesn’t matter.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      With McCain on the field we go into nickel really without even any substitutes

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Well not quite still need to take a LB off

      • Tim Knight says:

        You could almost say that we can morph into nickel with Baker on the field because he can cover. Van Noy is solid in coverage and Van Ginkel dropped into coverage a lot last year too. Not saying to matchup on WRs but RBs and TEs.

  71. CavalierKong says:

    Projected oline starters:

    LT – Austin Jackson (R)
    LG – Ereck Flowers
    C – Ted Karras
    RG – Solomon Kindley.
    RT – Jesse Davis

  72. Tim Knight says:

    One thing about X is he’s already a proven player and the defense didn’t change. So all he needs is to be healthy and have a solid week of practice. He might have his snap count lowered early on if he doesn’t get enough reps.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Yeah, have to figure they’ll work him back carefully, so reduced snap count to start is likely unless he returns to practice in the next week or so.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah and good to hear Igbinoghene is impressing. His college coaches said he’s just getting started and his best football has yet to come.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yep! Even if X is slow to return this should be a very formidable secondary.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Look how well Needham played down the stretch last year. Statistically the stats weren’t good for the defense but you saw individuals improving.

  73. stangerx says:

    “Reigning Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Rookie Nate Holley has signed a free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-foot, 210-pound linebacker signed his deal after working out with the team Saturday.” Seems we’ve had some success with CFL finds before. At his size sounds like a safety though.

  74. Tim Knight says:

    Even id we don’t win a lot of games this year I want to see this team be a pain in the ass to beat. Then we make that big jump in 2021.

  75. wyoming85 says:

  76. son of a son of a shula says:

    Jimmy Stanger is tied for the lead in the Koran Ferry tour golf tournament. Basically the triple A for golf.

  77. bailbondmike says:

    Nate Holley was a hard hitting safety at Kent State.

  78. bailbondmike says:

    Side note: I ate a bunch of corn last night but there was none in my poop today. I wonder if I am running a day behind and it’s time for a colon cleanse?

  79. pheloniusphish says:

    Happy Birthday, Mike.

  80. manitobafinfan says:

    Happy BDay Mike E …

  81. manitobafinfan says:

    Fantasy Football reboot :

    Have reopened the FMU fantasy league this year

    .. looking for confirmations from Piggy and Herd for the season ..

    Anyone else wanting to play email me at drp667@hotmail.com.

  82. bailbondmike says:

    Tim, it is Son’s fault. He said Korn and made me think of it.

  83. steveccnv says:

    Preston in the slot should be unstoppable. We may look like the cheats short passing game, unstoppable on 3rd down.

  84. steveccnv says:

    Speaking of fossils and corn, happy birthday Mike🎂🎂 🍻

  85. New Age says:

    Happy Birthday Mike!!!

    No stay on topic, may your birthday go as smooth and easy and Metacucil keeps you to?

  86. The Flying Pig says:

  87. manitobafinfan says:

    Phelon gotcha.

  88. olddolphan says:

    WELL IN ABOUT 3 minutes the NHL Conference semi-finals begin in Edmonton on NBC. The underdog Dallas Stars take on the favored Colorado Avalanche in a game that I expect the Avs to win. As you’re watching tonight’s contest, ponder the fact that 7 of the 8 teams remaining in the playoffs are based in the United States. Yet our country is nowhere NEAR being ready to run a tournament like this. That’s WHY i’m dubious of the NFL’s ability to lead us through the upcoming season in the manner that Canada has led the NHL through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    HOPEFULLY, my fears are groundless and the coming NFL season will be a rousing success for both the league and our beloved Dolphins.

    Enjoy tonight’s game on NBC. Prediction– Avs 4, Stars 2.

  89. wyoming85 says:

  90. wyoming85 says:

    • steveccnv says:

      I mentioned below about the diets of players… here’s another example of players doing the right thing. Have we turned the corner? Is Flo that big of an influence? It seems these guys are actually taking things serious, or is it just the times we’re living and the hedonistic ways of past players isn’t available now, or maybe these guys can’t go out. I think training camp is in the bubble and they can’t go out.

  91. manitobafinfan says:

    Phelon: I sent ya an invite through NFL.com and from my email… any issues reach out

    Welcome aboard …

    PS Good Job Stanger. Keep it up and ya may get on Full Time 😊

  92. wyoming85 says:

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  94. Tim Knight says:

    OD, I think the Islanders/Flyers matchup is a good one. Either team could win this series. The Isles are playing better 5 on 5 hockey at the moment but both teams have 4 line depth and good goal tending. It should be fun.

  95. manitobafinfan says:

    OD.

    I have no emotion for anyone in the west in Hockey except a minor dislike of Vancouver and would not mind seeing Vegas win …

    In the East , I HATE Boston, Love Tampa, don’t mind the Flyers , and as I said to someone last week , I recognized 1 name on Islanders other than Trotz who hails from Dauphin MB.

    So. Tampa Vegas final would be cool

  96. mf13ss says:

    Happy B-Day, Mike E!

  97. steveccnv says:

    In the Kindley interview he mentions the version are teaching him to eat right. I keep hearing that over and over from players this year. In the past it was a lot of cheese burgers and pizza.

    Is it just me, or is this something new? If new, that could be huge.

  98. CavalierKong says:

    What is going on with Earl Thomas? Team leaders on the Ravens don’t wan’t him back, and a suspension or dismissal is possible.

    https://larrybrownsports.com/football/ravens-players-earl-thomas-gone/561826

  99. wyoming85 says:

    Phelon
    It looks like Laura is going to bring you a welcome present

    You ready?

  100. wyoming85 says:

    Ya if this keeps up looks like we are having a party at my house!
    Marco and Laura hosting! 😦

  101. olddolphan says:

    TIM & MANITOBA; THANKS for your positive comments on the NHL Playoffs. In my morning dog walk around the neighborhood I observed lots of evidence that locals are getting ultra-geeked about tonight’s BOSTON/TAMPA BAY game!! Most certainly I AM ONE OF THE ULTRA-GEEKED!!
    Coach Jon Cooper announced that team captain and leading scorer Steven Stamkos will not play tonight. And, as most of you know, Boston is forced to go with a back-up goalie.

    PUCK-DROP is a little after 8:00 PM on NBC. GO-O-O BOLTS!!!

  102. wyoming85 says:

    I know he was loved here!
    But I’m glad we passed!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. son of a son of a shula says:

    Hope you’re ok Wyo with these storms

  104. pheloniusphish says:

    Wyo – You are in the Houston Metroplex, right?

  105. wyoming85 says:

  106. wyoming85 says:

    Phelon
    We store the gators next to the pigs!

  107. wyoming85 says:

    Fuckin jalapenos!!!!!
    I swear to god I washed my hands TWICE before rubbing my eyes!!!

  108. wyoming85 says:

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  110. Mike E. says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes all! Appreciate it

    D – That ZT video was hilarious!

    Steve – Thanks for that BLM video (PragerU), that was great. It’s basically how I feel, and I was surprised that he only glanced over the crime issues in the inner cities, the fact that blacks are killing each other by the thousands, much more than whites and police are killing blacks, it’s not even close. Fix the problems in the inner cities first, because BLM has no desire to do any of that, they’re just white shaming and destroying police.

  111. stangerx says:

    Lots of teenage girls can be difficult, but in the age of social media that reaches a whole new level when it comes to the 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway.

    “”i’m devasted that my mother is actually speaking at the RNC. like DEVASTATED beyond compare.” Not so happy with her Dad in other posts. “”As for my dad, politically, we agree on absolutely nothing. We just both happen to have common sense when it comes to our current president.”
    ————————–
    CLAUDIA CONWAY@claudiamconwayy
    i’m officially pushing for emancipation. buckle up because this is probably going to be public one way or another, unfortunately. welcome to my life
    9:55 PM · Aug 22, 2020

    • steveccnv says:

      Generally those that want to be emancipated while young teens end up moving back in as young adults. She seems like the typical brain washed teen.

      Ever watch any videos with these socialist college kids? They have no idea what they’re talking about, they just say what they’ve been told. How can the constitution be a great document when its filled with racism?

      • stangerx says:

        Not sure exactly what she will do, but oh man is she a teenage girl. And her parents are rich and assume don’t beat or molest her. If that was in play would be different. Politics shouldn’t be enough.

  112. son of a son of a shula says:

    Guy walks into a bar and orders a corona and two hurricanes, bartender says that’ll be 20.20

  113. bookman11 says:

    Happy belated Mike!

  114. bailbondmike says:

    Titans released rookie QB Cole McDonald in order to have a vet backup in Trevor Simien who they just signed.

    McDonald decided to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the draft, and the Hawaii product recorded the fastest 40-yard dash time of any quarterback at the NFL combine. During his final two seasons at Hawaii, McDonald threw for 8,010 yards, 69 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He also rushed for 11 touchdowns over that span.

    I know we don’t have a need there though.

  115. steveccnv says:

    Bold prediction, Grant is going to perform like Tyreek Hill 😁

    • Mike E. says:

      Now that would be something. Our offense would be pretty damn hard to stop

      • steveccnv says:

        I can’t get over the Grant video where he’s in shorts making cuts around cones and running routes, combined with talking snack to Parker.

  116. steveccnv says:

    With Davis manning the RT tackle spot it opens up debate about when Tua might start. Unless Hunt is lighting it up I’m pretty sure they’d rather have Tua’s blindspot covered by a vet, and Davis was playing his best ball at the end of last season.

  117. steveccnv says:

    Bold prediction #2 Preston will play like Michael Thomas.

  118. stangerx says:

    I just don’t get it. Wagner yes, still playing Trout no.
    ———————————
    An autographed Mike Trout rookie card sold for $3.93 million on Saturday, making it the highest-price trading card in history.

    The one-of-a-kind 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor card was sold by Goldin Auctions online. The price tops the previous record of $3.12 million paid for a 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 card in 2016.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      That’s amazing particularly for an active player, he isn’t even in the hall yet.

      • Mike E. says:

        That’s crazy. Imagine if he never played again, that card just fell off a cliff in value.

      • stangerx says:

        I’m guessing that “The one-of-a-kind 2009 Bowman” rookie card was made just for this. Why make only one? And sure every rook had only one made for him that year.

  119. wyoming85 says:

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  121. Mike E. says:

    I miss baseball, I can’t watch any other team play but the Mets, but I miss being able to flick on the game on any given night of the week. Sucks!

  122. Mike E. says:

    I was watching Fox News earlier today and they were talking about what Trump has to do in the RNC, how he needs to get voters back. They were saying the MAGA thing isn’t going to cut it, he has to appear more human, more caring, more friendly. I actually laughed out loud because how the fuck is he going to do that while having anyone believe he’s being genuine? He doesn’t give a fuck about anyone but himself and I think he should just be himself. He’s not going to win over any Democrats so he may as well continue being the asshole he is and keep his base happy.

  123. D says:

    The freaky thing about the hurricanes is that they are back to back headed to same spot. They have it tracked this way too but I think they should remain kinda weak. Button it down Wy.

  124. ocalarob says:

    Josh Rosen may be the best QB we have, he definitely has the strongest arm.

  125. ocalarob says:

    Hurricane Omar is coming and will be devastating!

  126. ocalarob says:

    Is Miami going to get Earl Thomas? I know MF-13 would be thrilled!

    • mf13ss says:

      If we could get him on the cheap, and without hindering the progress of the younglings, I’d be on it. I think he’d be a decent mentor for the young bucks, but we don’t want to mire ourselves with big buck$ to an aging vet.

      We’ll see what happens. I understandably doubt it, but who knows? Thanks, my buddy O-Rob.

  127. Mike E. says:

    Younglings? Yoda back on the blog? 😂

  128. pheloniusphish says:

    How the fuck would Earl Thomas be a good mentor? He is getting cut after one year and $22 M because he was poison. He freelanced, was late or didn’t show up for position meetings, and generally had a bad attitude. His teammates wanted him gone. Because he was an ass. The Seahawks let him go because he was all about himself. He is a prima Donna – Why would anyone think he had value as a mentor or that a young team would want him?

    • D says:

      I agree, he is a great player, but a horrible team cancer. Players hated him on the Raven they said. Nothing about that situation says to me we could bring him here and it would be a positive.

    • ocalarob says:

      He’s been with the seahags since 2010, if he was that bad you’d think they would have let him go, are you speculating that Thomas was a bad teammate with Sea?
      As for the Ravens there’s two sides to every story.
      not sure if he’s poison or not however he’s a great player that would fill a position of need. can you imagine our secondary with him x and jones? move Mcain back to the slot.

  129. wyoming85 says:

    Mike E
    The answer is my house! Laura and I have a date Wednesday night!

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  134. D says:

    Laura is more headed towards the border of LA and TX, and think if it hasn’t already happened, its more New Oleans/Biloxi, similar landfall prediction as Katrina for Marco, somewhere on the Lousiana/Mississippi line..

    • D says:

      Hmm looks like Marco is bending too towards New Orleans, but its kinda weak now. We are getting rain from it but not much else.

  135. wyoming85 says:

  136. D says:

    Hey Wyoming, i hear she gives a good blow job.

  137. wyoming85 says:

    Let the crying begin!
    It’s not the Fins fault your Governor has you in lock-down!!!!!!!

    • Mike E. says:

      I can’t really argue with that. I think it should be uniform, either every team can have fans or none of them.

      • wyoming85 says:

        Not the Fins problem!
        Cry to the Governor!

      • Mike E. says:

        It’s not the Dolphins problem but it should be an NFL problem. This is a league built on parity and fairness. Having some teams with fans in the stadiums and others that can’t doesn’t fit that model. MLB has done it right, no fans period.

  138. ocalarob says:

    hurricane Omar will be a bad storm!

  139. wyoming85 says:

    Mike E
    All Buffalo has to do is make a good plan, then implement it!

    Just stop crying and go to work on a solution!

  140. wyoming85 says:

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  142. D says:

    Sounds to me the Bills are looking for something to bitch about or they are loading up an excuse. It shouldnt be a big deal. I mean to me psycologically, having no fans would be a sign of the times, only having a few would just seem like no one turned out lol, id probably prefer the no fans, personally.

  143. D says:

    ocalarob says:
    August 24, 2020 at 10:14 am

    hurricane Omar will be a bad storm!
    —————————————————–
    Bunch of hot air, with nothing backing the wind gusts. Doesnt sound bad to me.

  144. ocalarob says:

    omar is 1 storm away, sept 10 is peak, some kind of weather pattern that moves across the continent that makes these storms bad will be here around that date, that’s why marco is petering out, it just missed this weather pattern

  145. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – I’m not defending Buffalo necessarily, just that I think the NFL should have a plan in place that if some teams because of their locations can’t have fans, then either work to make it so they can, and if you can’t accomplish that, then no teams can have fans. Just my thought

    • wyoming85 says:

      I didn’t mean to come of as a dick!

      But life isn’t fair!
      Maybe we can get the teams with no fans a participation trophy? 😉

      • Mike E. says:

        LOL – Maybe so. It’s just the league is built on fairness, in complete contrast to MLB where some teams can spend $40M on their roster while others $300M

  146. pheloniusphish says:

    ORob – I was not speculating that Thomas was a bad teammate and prima donna with the Seahawks. Have you forgotten the bird as he was being carted off the field? All of the acrimony that proceeded it. Hawks dumped him because his talent no longer offset the hassle of having him on their team. Ravens just did the same. He is not a great player anymore. He may have been in the beginning few years but that Seattle defense was loaded so it is hard to tell if it was individual talents or just a serendipitous combination of players. None of them went to other teams and shined. Sherman has had the most success but he has never reached the level that he had in Seattle.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      $10 word ^

    • ocalarob says:

      OK, all i’ve ever heard was great things about him, i don’t keep up with him though, he was pretty good with the ravens last year.

      • D says:

        He is still better than half the safeties in the league probably, just out of pure instincts and god given ability, but father time has caught up to him, some of those hard hits are bringing injuries now and overall he just isnt as able as he use to be. Still good, but i wouldnt call him elite anymore.

      • D says:

        Also, its been probably past 4-5 years now he has just been a sour dude. Flipping off the fans in Seattle, demanding trades to other NFC teams, thinking his shit dont stink and alienating his teammates, and now a suckerpunch on a teammate that got him kicked off the team, but sounds like it was just the last straw.

    • D says:

      At this point with Thomas, we would be just as good bringing Jones back to be that mentor at Thomas. Jones probably has a little left in the tank too, vs Thomas who has never been right since that hit on Gronk tht basically put both of them out for the rest of the year.

      • D says:

        Oh and im not suggesting bringing Jones back gfor real, i just was making a point that we would bne better off with Jones than Thomas.

    • ocalarob says:

      cant find my thesaurus?

  147. pheloniusphish says:

    ORob – Yah, I only hear as much about him as I do because the Ravens are one of the two local teams where I live. He is not loved.

    • D says:

      What i heard was he was at the beginning, a lot of people loved the idea of Thomas there because he relates to how they like their safeties to play, but that after coming over and talking a bunch of stuff about how this was the perfect fit for him, he went full titty bitch. One of the guys at work is a BIG ravens fan and he was happy as fuck when the deal happened, but not just a little bit into the season.

  148. D says:

    Wyoming, you closer to Beaumont or Orange? or just south of there near the ports?

  149. wyoming85 says:

    D
    I’m next to Sabine lake, so I don’t have a flooding issue at the house.
    Just makes it hard to get in and out!

    Storm surge will wreck my place though!

  150. wyoming85 says:

    • steveccnv says:

      I wonder, if the team was just putting out a smokescrean on Tua’s play the first week of pads. The first day was how great he looked, then it was all QBs not looking so good.

      Maybe they wanted to dial it back a bit, so that the fans won’t be urging them to start Tua game 1, not that they do what the fans say, but create a more realistic expectation.

  151. steveccnv says:

    Earl Thomas is typical of a lot of sports figures, and another example of never satisfied premadonas. When their play doesn’t stay at the level of we’ll do anything to keep you playing, then they’re shown the door.

  152. wyoming85 says:

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  154. steveccnv says:

    As long as I don’t hear…was Carter off the field I’ll take it as day to day until they tell us otherwise.

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    • D says:

      Good find getting him out of UDFA last year, the guy plays his butt off and looks to me like a really solid depth guy with occasional rotation and potential starts.

      • steveccnv says:

        100% effort guy all the time. I guess when you can’t get by on talent alone and have a giant heart…

    • steveccnv says:

      His story kills me, but have to give Flo credit, for sticking with him.

      He was so bad last year in preseason, that I just wanted him gone ASAP.

  158. wyoming85 says:

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    Andrew Van Ginkel Monday 8/24 post practice media availability thread starts here
    11:16 AM · Aug 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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    AVG says that gaining strength was a big point of emphasis for him this offseason. Says it’s important to built that strength to take on pulling guards, to match up with TEs, guys that have more weight on him.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Van Ginkel says he’s learning a lot from the new veterans at his position. Mostly about how to manipulate the offensive linemen to get them thinking you’re doing one thing then do another.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Says the jump to Year 2 is more of an application of the craft. Said before practice last year he had to study, figure out where he needs to be in the defense. But now he can work on technique, which helps him play faster.

  159. wyoming85 says:

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday 8/24 post practice media availability thread starts here
    11:06 AM · Aug 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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    Fitz jokes about playing in front of less than 13k fans throughout his entire college career.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Fitz says Preston has a great guy to watch in DeVante Parker. Also says the physical traits are unique — height, weight, speed, the nimble ability of his game. Says Preston was able to take a step back and learn during his rehab, which Fitz says Preston worked his butt off on.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    “The way (Parker and Williams) are showing up every day is giving our team a lot of confidence going forward.”
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Moderator of the presser tells us “we’ll get Van Ginkel in just a minute.”

    Fitz says, “oooooh Van Ginkel, what a treat.” Rolling on the floor laughing
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    “As the season goes on we’ll be playing to our strengths and I think that’s something that will evolve as we go on.”
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Fitz on Tua. “He’s doing a great job. For QBs, I like to see progress. Sometimes it’s not necessarily a completion, but the thought process and making sure the ball’s going to the right spot at the right time. Sometimes things won’t look pretty but it was the right decision.”
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Continues to say the confidence is obvious and loves the way Tua is able to pick up his head after maybe a bad play, move on and come back and get the next one.

  160. wyoming85 says:

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    Preston Williams Monday 8/24 post practice media availability thread starts here
    11:23 AM · Aug 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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    Asked about rehab from the ACL, tells us this isn’t his first rodeo with the ACL. Knew he had to put in the work, stayed here through the whole offseason, worked his ass.

    It’s all about how you work, being dedicated.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Williams on what he can take from his rookie year. “Just getting my feet wet. I feel like I could’ve caught more balls. Game slowed down a little bit too so I think I can have a better year.”
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Getting open is the number one job. Says Gailey gives his WRs more time to work the DB and get open.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Preston says he’s learning more positions in this offense. Calls it simpler. Offensive is unique, he says. Compared his body type to Brandon Marshal who of course had a big year in 2015 with Chan Gailey.

    • stangerx says:

      If Williams doesn’t work out it won’t be cause he doesn’t have the right mindset. Interesting that the O gives WRs more time to get open. That works with both Fitz and Tua so long as the OL holds up.

  161. steveccnv says:

    Besides the injuries, the theme of the day seems to be fire up the fans, but no telling what’s really going on.

  162. wyoming85 says:

  163. D says:

    I think with Needham, i always considered the fact he was a fill in and in a year where we were basically full year auditioning for future roles i felt like he probably had secured on by the time the season ended. I didn’t think this camp he went in as a bubble guy, i felt like he might could lose his spot if someone else just really balled out, and the fact we took two DB’s kinda early, game me pause, but i think the dude obviously deserves to be on the inside looking out, instead of vice versa. Also, coach Flo wasnt those type guys on the team, so if we keep 10 DB’s, im thinking he is definitely one of those 10, along with X, Jones, Jones, Igmahogany, Rowe and McCain. Probably Fejedelum, and Frazier are in as well because of their ST play.

    Leaves one spot for some guys im kinda pulling for, like Picasso Nelson Jr, who is from Southern Miss, just down the road from me, and also, i mean how can ya not love that name. Picasso has his receiver boxed in. Or if you prefer a more elaborate metaphor, Picasso’s cobverage has the QB as confused as an art neophyte putting meaning to a cubist composition.

    • D says:

      Seriously though, there probably is like one spot and probably 3 guys fighting for it. Maybe we brong in another vet when cuts happen and kick all three to PS.

  164. stangerx says:

    Cool little addition that will make the game day experience better.
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    Miami Dolphins@MiamiDolphins
    ·
    Aug 24, 202
    New walk through metal detectors have been installed to allow fans to keep all items in their pockets for faster entry.

    • D says:

      Wonder if they are like the ding dong sizers they have at the airports which let them see past the layer of clothing and get a full contour of the body. “Sure is cold in here today…..ehem…..”

      • stangerx says:

        If someone checks out the contour of my package…. well then will he the one-thousandth time dude or girl has done that that day. Am sure they get bored after a while.

      • D says:

        Depends on if your average in that scale, if your on the high end or low end, you probably make their afternoon discussion.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      They won’t be AIT – You leave something in your pocket and they alarm. plus they are slower than metal detectors. Not sure what kind of metal detectors allow you to keep stuff in your pockets. You are either detecting metal or you’re not.

      • stangerx says:

        You are the expert on this stuff. Something is different though. Could “metal detector” been the wrong way to describe? Pretty sure keys stay in pockets though….. that would be hard to get wrong.

  165. D says:

    Damn Wyoming, it looks like Marco might be petering out right about where you are about the same time that Laura comes for her visit. Starting to remind me of that movie “Perfect Storm”

    • D says:

      I guess its called the Fujiwhara effect, but thats usually if they are cyclonic formed, ie in the stage of a hurricane with an eye and int hat case they can merge and become stronger, but this looks like you are just gonna get a deluge.

  166. D says:

    I can tell you from experience, you do get a little bored with titties once you have seen a few thousand mammograms, again, only if you are really average on that scale, the ones where they have to take 3 shots of each boob just to capture all of it, you tend to remember those. Or the ones that are excessively, and i mean excessively lop sided, maybe the ones that have 2 inch nipples or some other odd characteristic.

    • D says:

      I actually have gotten pretty good at guessing age and weight just from looking at a mammogram. Every once and a while you get a grandma who got a boob job earlier in life and you get thrown a curve, but you can see the implant so at least you know this one is going to be a toughie.

  167. D says:

    stangerx says:
    August 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    If Williams doesn’t work out it won’t be cause he doesn’t have the right mindset. Interesting that the O gives WRs more time to get open. That works with both Fitz and Tua so long as the OL holds up.
    ———————————————————
    From other stuff i have read about his flexibility with the WR’s it stems more from the fact that he will let them improvise on their routes and really only expects them to be at a certain place at a certain time, allowing them some flexibility on how they run it. I dont know that it gives them more time to get open, just more ways to get open, lets them bypass standard routes to confuse the DB’s.

    • stangerx says:

      Just going off what Preston said: “Getting open is the number one job. Says Gailey gives his WRs more time to work the DB and get open.”

      • D says:

        I was going off what Gailey has said previously about route flexibility, and im sure timing is important, because thats what the QB’s will be looking at when they go through their read progressions, who looks like they will be open when they are supposed to be.

      • stangerx says:

        So what are you thinking has changed? Maybe less pure timing patterns with short windows?

  168. D says:

    Steve i think the thing with Needham is that true, some players have all the gifts but they dont have the heart so they inexplicably fail when they have no business failing, some underrated players have limits to their ceiling but they let themselves buy into that and dont try to over come it with effort and then you have the two middle groups, the limited gifts, but huge heart guys who succeed even when they aren’t supposed to, and the humble super start who goes on to have a monster career because ion top of the gifts, they are thankful for them and they work their butts off to stack skill with heart.

    That last one is becoming a unicorn these days, and in its place are those guys who bust ass to make their way. I think Flo and Co. are activley seeking for those guys, but grabbing the unicorns as they come across them. I think though if they had their druthers they would rather have a team full of Nick Needhams vs OJB’s, Zeke’s, or Jamal Adam’s.

  169. CavalierKong says:

    Not too worried about the injuries in practice today. It should be expected some people will get banged up, but I like the very physical approach we’re taking. In a shortened offseason with no live preseason games, we need to ramp it up in order to be ready. I assume in the next week or two, we’ll play a long scrimmage game D vs O with live tackling as well.

  170. CavalierKong says:

    I’m surprised to see the Bills coach publicly make a big deal over some games being in stadiums with 20-30%% capacity vs none. That presents weakness IMO. If you are that worried about having to play in front of reduced crowds on the road, what are you saying about your team and players?

    We’ve seen low capacity stadiums before, and at 20% the crowd isn’t going to impact the game like a full stadium does.

    Also, I disagree with the level playing field take on some fans vs no fans. It’s not the NFL saying to the Bills ‘you can’t have fans’. Why should fans in other states not be allowed in their stadiums because New York chooses to be more protective?

    I look at it more like different weather in different states. The NFL can’t control that, and doesn’t say we’ll only play when the weather is the same no matter where you play. Maybe not a perfect analogy, but I see it as more about having to play the hand your location/state deals.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Weather is a good analogy.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think it’s different because they knew before the season starts that some states will allow crowds and others won’t. They knew this well in advance so they could have made decision to just not allow fans. I don’t think it’s a huge difference to have a 1/3 of the fans in the stadium but considering the NFL does everything they can to make it a level playing field you would think this is one thing they would have made sure was even across the board.

      • CavalierKong says:

        I hear ya, Mike, and I’m not saying you’re wrong, I just disagree. I don’t think it’s up to the NFL to restrict some teams to level things out when you’re talking about a negligible difference. If we were talking full stadiums to empty ones, I might be more inclined to agree, but 20%? We’ll barely know they’re there.

      • CavalierKong says:

        And by November or December, maybe some of these more restrictive states will allow fans, and teams like the Jills can stop crying 😉

  171. Mike E. says:

    I can see D with a booth at a carnival where he can guess your age by looking at and feeling your boobs

  172. CavalierKong says:

    I think how far we go this year will be determined by how well our offensive line comes together. Our D should be vastly improved without question, and we’ve got the skill players on offense to be a force. If our oline is decent, I could see us being a legitimate contender for the division title.

    • steveccnv says:

      I disagree. I think it all comes down to us being allowed to have 14k fans at home games vs 13K. I mean can’t we just get those extra thousand in, so on 3rd and 10 the QB won’t be able to hear and we’ll get a stop 🤔

  173. pheloniusphish says:

    Stanger – Metal detector could be the wrong way to name it, but i can’t believe they would be using any kind of imaging technology over metal detectors. One because they are expensive – $175K+ for AIT vs. $1,000-$5000 for WTMD. Two privacy concerns – TSA went through hell early on because people were afraid officers were sitting in a room ogling images. And three, health concerns – some people think their babies will have three eyes if they go through one.

    Walk throughs though can only detect metal – not what it is. if they are are saying you can leave your keys in pocket, they would have to make the settings less sensitive and hope you were only carrying keys. A Glock 42 or 43 probably has about as much metal as most people have on their key chain.

    • D says:

      Not to mention with 3D pruners you can just print a carbon fiber one. No metal at all.

    • stangerx says:

      Phelon — I’m not the one who said it….. Dolphins did. They at least have some new system. Or maybe they are just faking they do and letting people walk right in. Have no clue.

  174. pheloniusphish says:

    This is what you bastards voting for Biden are voting for:

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/biden-to-raise-taxes-400000-per-year

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s so full of shit, saying he’s going to raise taxes on 400k + is a pipe dream. We’ll all be paying more taxes, count on it.

      What did they tell us in Cali when the 89 earthquake hit SF? We need to temp raise the sales tax to pay for it. Still waiting for that temp tax to go away.

    • stangerx says:

      My guess is Biden will raise taxes on more than just the $400k crew, but I’m cool with that part at least. Really disliked the structure of the Trump tax cut. Should have gone straight to the middle class.

  175. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    August 24, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I can see D with a booth at a carnival where he can guess your age by looking at and feeling your boobs
    ——————————————————–
    Yeah ill squish them in this direction and then push them down in that direction, add in a couple of my own s[ecial squeezes for good measure. They will probably be like, but i thought mamograms used xray equipment, by then though my cover has been blown and im out, until i retun later for the next person in line.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I’m cracking up with the image of a line of couples and all the dudes paying for you to feel their gals’ tits and ‘guess their age’. lmao

      (And if I had worked race into that image, my statement could have been outdated stereotypes, sexist-misogynist, and racist all in one, lol.)

  176. D says:

    Its probably just as easy to go with a Dr Rosen Rosen scam and talk about the old war wound i have that severed the nerve in my right hand, get a pity squeeze.

  177. CavalierKong says:

    Just read this from Wingfield. Pretty cool.

    The Dolphins selected three offensive linemen in the top 111 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft. Austin Jackson from USC, Robert Hunt from Louisiana Lafayette and Solomon Kindley from Georgia are embracing the grind of their first camp. Kindley, Miami’s fourth-round pick, said the trio developed a relationship back in February.

    “Austin said the other day, ‘could you all imagine all three of us would have been at the Miami Dolphins at the Combine?’ Because at the Combine, they split us up into groups and I was like No. 28, Austin was like No. 30 and Rob (Hunt) was like No. 25; and we were all with each other the whole Combine,” Kindley said. “Those are my boys. I’m glad to be with them.”

    • D says:

      One thing i kept hearing about Hunt was he was from a small school. Louisiana Lafayette is division 1, so i dont get the small school knock, they are sun belt and they are a pretty solid team. I think he has a decent chance of beating out Davis for RT.

  178. son of a son of a shula says:

    Disney put those types of detectors in, says no need to remove keys and phone so I walk through and beep beep beep. Guess what, I had to take my keys and phone out to be handheld scanned. Go figure.
    Incidentally with reduced crowds at the parks the lines for rides were nothing and you weren’t shoulder to shoulder with people all day as you walk around. All day mask though.

    • D says:

      Sounds like heaven, i could give a shit if i had to wear the mask 24/7 if it avoided the crowds. Are the tickets really discounted right now?

      • D says:

        I imagine its balls hot down there right now though as well. Doesn’t start cooling off in that area until like October

  179. wyoming85 says:

    • D says:

      Malcolm played that ball perfectly, Tua under-threw it a little, Perry adjusted to the ball and shielded the defender from being able to make the play by letting it drop over his shoulder instead of turning back for the ball. If he had turned back that was either going to be a PD/INT/or a really difficult contested reception.

      • D says:

        Actually when I went back and read other descriptions of that throw, it looks like they said it was into a strong wind so that might have been why it hung up there a little. Either way, that adjustment by Perry is exactly how that is supposed to be played in that scenario.

  180. wyoming85 says:

  181. son of a son of a shula says:

    D, yes it’s blazing hot. I don’t know about discounted tickets we’re using up four day passes we got right before covid. My kids sign us up to get in. Going 2 more times in September then done.

  182. stangerx says:

    “Malcolm is an interesting guy, having played quarterback in the option and he’s got some good quickness. He’s got a feel for the game. He’s played tag growing up. He knows how to make people miss and make them get out of the way.”
    — Chan Gailey on Malcolm Perry

    “He’s got good quickness. He’s got good hands. He’s an instinctive player. He’s just got a good feel for the game. He’s doing a good job. He loves to play, loves to compete. There’s a lot of things we like about him.”
    — Brian Flores on Malcolm Perry

  183. Krishna says:

    Stangerx….almost went to Sway (thai cuisine) for happy hour. They have a jungle curry with Wagyu beef and provide a dollop of a whipped coconut milk to “cut” the BTUs of the spice. It’s not a separate dish like raita which is usually a cucumber yogurt side.

    It’s the only way I can get through this particular entree. It’s amazing how it “cools” off the dish.

    Just wanted to be clear. And, look forward to the next fest if not before or weekend of 10/15. Can’t wait to hear the story of the rugby player brought to his knees by a plant. Lol….

  184. steveccnv says:

    Bobby Mc looks like Bob Sanders.

  185. steveccnv says:

    Gesicki over Rowe, he’s just too big.

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