Dolphins will be competitive in AFC in 2022

So many moves have been made, and in general, the prevailing thought at this time is that the Dolphins are in a good place. We’ve left behind the ugliness of the split between the Miami Dolphins and former Head Coach Brian Flores and the accusations levied against owner Stephen Ross. I feel like all that ugliness has been left behind, and the negative slant that was hanging on the Dolphins organization has craftily been removed and replaced by a hefty dose of optimism. 3 months and change have passed since Brian Flores was let go and to me it’s startling how much this Dolphins front office has done to change the entire appearance of our team, and organization as well. I feel a sense that the Dolphins are in good hands, both with GM Chris Grier and his Head Coach Mike McDaniel. Sure, they used a fair amount of media clips to pump up new HC Mike McDaniel and his crucial impending relationship with QB Tua Tagovailoa. They seem to have finally committed to the young QB who has always deserved that from the get-go yet for some reason the Dolphins brass chose not to. I believe that the new tact will enable Tua to be better at his job, of course in addition to all the new faces who will now be wearing aqua, white and orange. The entire dynamic of the team has changed, and will likely continue to change until the season begins. As my last article said, they’re all in, and there will be additional pieces, possibly importance pieces that will be added to give this team what it needs to compete with the likes of many improved AFC teams such as the Bills, Raiders, Broncos, Colts and others.

Looking at the roster now, it seems so much more complete, the gaping holes are now gone. I still believe they’re not finished with the O-line and help may come still from free agency or via the draft, or even after June 1st cuts. The good thing is we aren’t desperate now at any position on the line. We have our LT and LG and probably our RG, and possibly our center too in 4th year C Michael Deiter. We’ve all discussed C prospect Tyler Linderbaum who is the top C prospect in the ’22 NFL Draft. I think the key issue is does the FO see Linderbaum as an immediate upgrade to our current C? If not, we may look elsewhere for a C or just stay with Deiter. Keep in perspective the O-line is a unit, and when everyone else around you is better, you’re better too.

As of now, the Dolphins first draft pick will be late RD 3, pick #102. That pick can still net a starter, or we may choose to use either a player or players, or future and current draft capital to move up to acquire a special player. The latter would not surprise me considering we’re now operating in a window of time where we have in order to be competitive. That window can always change, but right now it looks to be a 2 year window, which in turn would lead me to believe we’re looking for players to make an impact now, not 3 years from now. While some of us think C is the big issue, Naples wisely pointed out our depth at DE is thin. We re-signed Emmanuel Ogbah which was critical, but there’s really no one behind him at this time. Zach Seiler was a great pickup but he plays on the other side. Daeshon Hall who has played a total of 75 snaps at DE in 3 seasons is what we got. I think Naples has an excellent point that if Ogbah goes down, we’re in trouble. I love CB Nik Needham, but I’m not sure I’d want Needham to be starting if either X or Jones went down. We do have reclamation project #9 in Noah Igbinoghene as well, but he hasn’t given any indication he’s ready for prime time yet either. Do we finally draft a RB? It’s been a while since we invested early on a ballcarrier, Kalen Ballage was a 4th RD pick in ’18, (#131). We took newly acquired RB Chase Edmonds’ RB mate in ARZ Kenyan Drake in RD 3 (#76) in 2016. There’s no immediate need for a RB unless they wanted a bigger back, and don’t feel that last year’s 7th RD pick Gerrid Doaks is the answer. We have a lot of lightning in our RB stable but no thunder.

The new look Miami offense is no doubt more impressive than what it was a month ago. The O-line has been addressed and now we have one of the most dynamic WR’s in the sport. Tyreek does it all, and don’t for a moment underestimate his potential as a return man on special teams. He will be getting lots of touches in this offense, some behind the LOS or at the LOS and hopefully a bunch downfield as well. No matter what though, Hill is a player that requires the other teams full attention, he must be accounted for each and every play. Having a player like that makes things easier for guys like Jaylen Waddle, who received plenty of attention last season, and rightfully so. Add in Cedrick Wilson and a few of the guys in the backfield who will be used as receivers out of the backfield or on the LOS such as Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin. I just can’t help thinking this will not be the stagnant, toothless offense we watched all too many times last season. Hey! We actually added a FB too! FB Alec Ingold will bring some physicality to the offense as well.

On the defensive side of the ball we did all we could to bring it all back intact, and succeeded. We will have all our starters and many of the same depth players as well throughout the defense. This was a good defense, maybe even just below a great defense that unfortunately had to carry the team on many occasions. A better offensive output this season I believe will lead to better things out of our defense. If the offense can run more plays and put a lot more points on the board weekly, our defense will have the advantage of the opposing offense being on their heels a bit trying to keep up. That usually allows for a more aggressive defense, and we’re a pretty aggressive unit anyway. We should also continue to see growth for 2 budding stars in DE/OLB Jaelan Phillips and S Jevon Holland. Safety Brandon Jones is another. DE Christian Wilkins made the leap to a high level last season. No Dolphins defender had as well rounded a season as Wilkins, contributing 89 combined tackles, 4.5 sacks, 13 QB hits, leading the team with 10 TFL, 1 FF and 1 FR. That’s NFL elite right there. #55, Jerome Baker had another great season leading the team with 92 tackles. Unfortunately, Bobby Wagner who had nearly twice that many tackles and would have looked great in aqua and orange is headed to the LA Rams and another chance at a SB berth in the NFC. I don’t honestly know if we were interested in Wagner, but I was!

I guess if you want to look for a glaring hole, look no further than P, because we don’t have one. Last year’s punter Michael Palardy was here on a 1 year deal so we’ll be looking. Some here have already fallen in love with P prospect Matt Araiza, the highest rated special teamer in the draft at 6.09. I can only imagine young Stanger dreaming of his favorite new player! Penn St. Punter Jordan Stout is right behind Araiza at 5.99. It’s possible we use a pick on a P, or we may just fill that spot in FA. Palardy remains unsigned after an uneven year last year.



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1,105 Responses to Dolphins will be competitive in AFC in 2022

  1. naplesfan2010 says:

    Now we don’t need to draft a backup NT. That’s good.
    … …
    No Punter yet, so no chance at a Super Bowl.

  2. naplesfan2010 says:

    I wish we could resign Laird. Even if he’s on the practice squad mostly. I guess they wanted to give him opportunity to get a real contract.

  3. naplesfan2010 says:

    Who is this team?
    How to get to the Super Bowl
    — Rebuild the roster after several years of failure.
    — Move on from a black HC.
    — Move on from a good but not great QB.
    — Get a young offensive minded HC.
    — Draft a collegiate champion QB.
    — Renovate the WR room with 2 bona fide stars.
    — Take advantage of a division with one team with a former superstar and another team in disarray.
    — Utilize a very good pass catching TE.
    — Overcome some marginal OL players.
    — Have one of your team colors be orange.
    — Make the last letter in your city be i.

  4. sb7mvp says:

    steveccnv says:
    April 7, 2022 at 10:33 am
    With our 1st pick essentially being an early 4th, what could we possibly hit on other than a P?

    steveccnv says:
    April 7, 2022 at 10:34 am
    That will get any meaningful snaps this year
    Center, ILB, or RB

  5. naplesfan2010 says:

    We still have no backup Center nor a backup for Ogbah @ DE.
    I see a bunch of 4.4 RBs and WRs.
    I’d really like to get a developmental but fast CB.

  6. uwantwat says:

    Funnel web spiders jump at you and they’re deadly poisonous. Scientists actually catch the nasty F^^^ers and milk them because they use the toxin to make the anti venom. You’re dead if you don’t get treated inside of 2 hours I think it is. Horrible death at that. I hate spiders, so you’re not getting me anywhere near Sydney.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I HATE SPIDERS as well. Don’t have any killers like that. Just ones that will F you up in the brown recluse and black widow. Killed a black widow in the garage a couple weeks ago. Called my Terminix guy and he sprayed inside and out. Another is our big hairy wolf spider. They are basically nontoxic to humans but the site of them freaks me out. They are hunters and don’t make webs so they travel everywhere. They get in my pool all the time and end up in the skimmer. I hate it. My wife laughs at me acting like a little girl trying to clean it out. I get mad and tell her to do it. LOL

  7. uwantwat says:

    Great for your brother. What position will he be doing?
    My niece works there. She has a Doctorate and does something with Stem for women.
    Loves the work environment there.
    The Uni is one of the highest ranked in Australia. It’s ranked 7th in Oz,8th in Ocenia and 195th in the world.

  8. uwantwat says:

    Btw maybe if you simply called me Ozzie or Oz it would be simplier than writing out the username.

  9. bailbondmike says:

    NFL Network’s Kay Adams Set To Hit Free Agency
    Sign her!! Hell, never mind, I’ll sign her. lol

  10. bailbondmike says:

    Think we are going to see “The Lost City” at the theater this afternoon. Looks entertaining.

  11. stangerx says:

    One name haven’t heard in the news is Eric Rowe. Was expecting cause thought he’d be cut by now. I have nothing against the guy, but $5 mil is a lot to pay for a 3rd safety. And even if he is the 6th man added in the dime……. how much do we play 6 DBs?

  12. uwantwat says:

    I hear you loud and clear on the spiders. In SA we have redbacks which can be toxic but normally you end up in hospital very sick. Not very big fortunately. Those wolf spiders sound like the huge bird eating ones up in Queensland, Thet’re harmless to humans but the size alone scares the bejesus outta people. Black widows I’ve read about, no thanks! To think some people clollect these critters and keep them as pets. Mad I say, total madness.

  13. CavalierKong says:

    We have tons of black widows out here. They are scary looking and highly venomous, but aren’t nearly as deadly as folklore would have you believe.

    Very few people bit by the black widow actually die. I’ve been bit twice in my life, got sick for a day each time but didn’t even go to the doctor.

    They can kill you, but it would be because you have other health issues, because you got bit many times, or because you were a very small child.

    You always know when you’re messing with a black widow web too. The web is so much stronger than other spider webs it’s insane, like miniature steel cables.

    • CavalierKong says:

      The brown recluse scares me way more than a black widow, but that could be lack of knowledge as we don’t have them out here. From what I understand about them, they don’t kill, but you might lose an arm or a leg…

  14. uwantwat says:

    I love the fact we have Jenkins back. Good back up player. Heard on some site Eric Rowe will be asked to re-structure his contract or he gets cut. Same site suggested JC Tretter will sign with a team late to not have to do the early stuff. Still wants a hefty deal for an OC.

  15. uwantwat says:

    I hope my wife checked the bed tonight, i’ll check my side when I tumble in there. Maybe the cats will protect me. Cats like spiders right?

  16. naplesfan2010 says:

    Had a buddy who got bitten by a brown recluse that was hiding in a pile of lumber in the warehouse.
    Sneaky m’f’er.
    It was at the Navy Yard in Charleston. They love the warm humidity.
    Made him feel very very sick. He is 6’5 225. A 50 lb. kid would’ve died.
    The bite caused a plug of flesh bigger than a nickel at the bite site in his forearm to die, rot, turn blue/black and gushy, then drop out as his immune system was able to fight off the venom, wall off the bacteria-infested decay with scar tissue, and expel the dead flesh.
    He has a scar that looks like a small bullet hole.

  17. Wyoming85 says:

  18. naplesfan2010 says:

    The team mentioned in the list is Cincinnati, but it could become Miami.
    Who is this team?
    How to get to the Super Bowl
    — Rebuild the roster after several years of failure.
    — Build on the great work done by a black HC.
    — Move on from a good but not great QB.
    — Get a young offensive minded HC.
    — Draft a collegiate champion QB.
    — Renovate the WR room with 2 bona fide stars.
    — Take advantage of a division with one team with a former superstar and another team in disarray.
    — Utilize a very good pass catching TE.
    — Overcome some marginal OL players.
    — Have one of your team colors be orange.
    — Make the last letter in your city be i.

  19. bailbondmike says:

    That’s it. I’m carrying a can of Raid everwhere I go!

  20. uwantwat says:

    I have a can of Pea-Bleu in the bedroom, kitchen, loungeroom,lathroom,and laundry. I’ll get those nasty things. Pffsssst.

  21. naplesfan2010 says:

    You could google brown recluse bite and click on the images tab, then scroll down,
    but I do not recommend this, as the pictures are too gross to look at.

    • sb7mvp says:

      I didn’t even like googling pictures of the tunnel web spider.

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        That thing looks like it’s a cgi for a sci fi horror film, not even real.
        Makes me glad there is an ocean between me and them.

  22. uwantwat says:

    Hey I just looked up black widows and they are either the same or closely related to our redback spiders. How about that? Man those brown recluse spiders are very very scary.

  23. naplesfan2010 says:

    My latest mock to get ILB, a back up for Ogbah, and depth @ WR and CB
    … …
    102 Troy Andersen LB | Montana State
    125 Isaiah Thomas EDGE | Oklahoma
    224 Jaivon Heiligh WR Coastal Carolina
    247 Jermaine Waller CB | Virginia Tech

  24. mf13ss says:

    Funny, I was talking about black widows and brown recluses just the other day with some friends… we have both here in PA. Both are smallish, but I’m much more ‘ascared’ of the brown recluse what with their flesh-rotting bites. Personally, I’ve never seen either in the wild or in a house (hope I never do), but they are here.

    Last year, I saw the largest wolf spider I’d ever seen. I’ve got QB-sized hands (9 7/8″) and this sumamabi!ch was every bit as big as my open hand, hairy, and it was FAST. I saw it at a sawmill just down the road from where I live, and it was sitting on the side of a log.

    I alerted the sawmill operator of the spider and his eyes got big. He grabbed a large piece of bark and tried to smush it, but the thing ran away like Tyreek Hill. Yes… I stood about 10 feet away from the attempted smushing, along with my little nephew… who stood behind me holding onto me for dear life. I don’t mess around with what I call ‘flesh and blood’ spiders.

  25. mf13ss says:


    South Australia, nice! I’ll tell ya this, you’ll NEVER see me in the ocean waters of Australia… great white sharks.

  26. Wyoming85 says:

    I work here

  27. uwantwat says:

    I’ve gotta verbal deal with the noah arks and I stay outta the sea and they don’t come onto the land. Works well.
    I was fishing from a jetty over in Port Lincoln and looked down and saw one under the jetty. I swear the damn thing was at least 15 feet long. I packed up my gear and went back to the holiday house I was renting with my family. Wife took one look at me and said’what’s wrong love?’ Bloody great shark under the jetty. Never went fishing the rest of the week. Would be 30 years ago now.

    • mf13ss says:

      WOW! That would freak me out BIG TIME, as well. I’ve got a lot of healthy respect for those creatures, but they scare the hell out of me.

  28. ukfinfan says:

    So I Googled it and those fuckers are over here as well now! Pretty rare though it seems.

    Culled from the site below are five tips to avoid getting bitten by a brown recluse: .

    Use sticky traps to trap spiders. Every one you catch is one less recluse that can bite you
    Remove bedskirts from bed and move the bed away from the wall. Remove anything that will allow the spider to get up on the bed except by the bedposts.
    Don’t leave your clothes on the floor in piles. If you do, shake them out and step on them if you have to or ball them in your hands, just to make sure. Bang out your shoes to make sure there’s not one lurking inside.
    When you store things in the garage, basement or attic, put them in plastic bags so that you seal them. Do this on things like roller skates, baseball gloves, gardening gloves, raingear, etc., anything you might stick your hands and feet into.
    Do not stack wood against the house. Recluses like woodpiles and if they take up residence in one next to the house, they are more likely to find their way inside.

  29. stangerx says:

    “After re-signing Emmanuel Ogbah, Elandon Roberts and Nik Needham this offseason, the 2022 Dolphins not only will return all 11 of their defensive starters but furthermore the 15 players who logged the most defensive snaps last season.”

    — Alain Poupart pointing out that if you liked last year’s D you should like the one in 2022.

  30. ukfinfan says:

    50% discount in S. Fla? 😁😁😁

  31. bailbondmike says:

    Naples, I like that draft. I do think we target an interior OL. Not just because we don’t have a backup at Center but two of our depth guys Smith and Jones aren’t really a fit for this offense athletically. Also, same could be said for Kindley but we will see on that one. I like WR Jaivon Heiligh as a later round option. He fits what we do.

    Another one to look at late is Jalen Nailor from Michigan State. He only ran a 4.5 at the combine but plays quicker. His nickname is speedy though and he was a state championship sprinter. He is considered late round or UDFA due to his injury history (2018, 2019 and a hand injury in 2021).

  32. bailbondmike says:

    Wyoming, I came across Tanner Conner when I was searching draft diamonds. He popped up. He reminds me of a smaller Gesicki but better with the ball in his hands. In other words, he doesn’t run like a giraffe like Gesicki. He would be worth a late round pick or especially if he is an UDFA.

  33. ukfinfan says:

    UWW – you’re in pretty solid red wine producing country there cobber!

    Mclaren Vale, Penfolds, Barossa Valley etc. NICE!

  34. uwantwat says:

    Now you’re talking.
    All my immediate family often spend a day touring the wineries or staying overnight. Great way to enjoy yourself.

  35. mf13ss says:

    bailbondmike says:
    April 7, 2022 at 2:07 pm
    Yes, now draft a potential upgrade, ILB.
    I agree, and it would be GRAND if our selection @ R3P38/102 was the ILB position. Granted we’re not reaching for need, rather our BPA/board meshes with the ILB position.

  36. mf13ss says:

    ukfinfan says:
    April 7, 2022 at 2:04 pm
    …Mclaren Vale, Penfolds, Barossa Valley etc…

  37. Rockphin says:

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  38. naplesfan2010 says:

    Only thing about drafting a Center with the late picks that we have left is will he actually be good enough to trust taking over after an injury to the starter for a whole game or two.
    Center is not a position to mess around with. He is obviously in on every play and bad snaps can derail drives or even lead to a TD for the defense if he sails one in the shotgun.
    That means pick 102 is the absolute latest I’d trust, and only if a good guy falls to us there.
    There’s only one on every college team, not like 3 WRs, and only a quarter of those come out each year, so they’re always in short supply.
    In other words, I think getting a back-up center is a big problem
    I’m hoping we can sign one in FA Phase 3, or else they might all be gone.
    This is also why people talk about trading up for one, which seems like over-valuing, but isn’t.

    • mf13ss says:

      Along with ILB, I’d put C as a position we might be looking to draft at 102. BPA between ILB and C, again, granted we aren’t reaching.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I really think we go OC at 102 unless a really good BPA drops there. Our next, #125, is not that far off and a LB(ILB) should be there. Question is, how far does Clark and his back surgery fall? Could also go with Micah McFadden who is a good downhill ILB and blizter. He just doesn’t have the upside the others do.

  39. Rockphin says:

    For those saying that our picks this year won’t / can’t be starters because they are basically 4th round or later, I remind you of these players.

    George Kittle – 5th round
    Tryreek Hill – 5th round
    Stefon Diggs – 5th round
    Richard Sherman – 5th round
    Zach Thomas – 5th round (different era, I know)
    Reshad Jones – 5th round

    These are all-pro guys. There are a slew in the 4th and 6th rounds too, I just thought of Sherman and Hill so I went to the 5th round first.

    We may very well (and I hope we do!) pick up starters / probowl guys in this upcoming draft.

  40. Rockphin says:

    Starter get meaningful snaps.

  41. bailbondmike says:

    At 102, if these guys are available
    ILB’s Chad Muma, Branndon Smith, Channing Tindall, Damone Clark, Troy Anderson,
    OG/OC Cole Strange, OC Dylan Parham, OC Cam Jurgens, OC Alec Lindstrom, OC Luke Fortner

    What position group do you choose and what player?

  42. Wyoming85 says:

    I wonder what the percentage of HOF’s came out of each round?

    Just pick a solid player and see what they can become.

  43. Tim Knight says:

    I once walked into a spiderweb that the fucker made from a bush to my car door but I didn’t see it. I got creeped out and felt like I got bit but it didn’t hurt or anything. The next few days I was tapped of energy and had trouble keeping my eyes open even at work. I can’t prove it but the timing of it all started after I walked into that web. Not sure what kind of spider either.

  44. Randy says:

    It doesn’t really matter because you play the hand you’re dealt. Our picks are what they are at this point, but 4th and 5th round picks do not become significant starters very often. Only about 15-20% of the time from what I’ve read. Sure, anything is possible but the numbers don’t support being able to find significant starters in those rounds. Just like every pick in the draft, you do your research and make your best pick. The draft is way more luck and chance than it is science.

    • mf13ss says:

      I think character and work ethic are the keys to drafting. Couple that with previous success at the college level, and you’ve got a winning draft pick.

      Unfortunately, most of us aren’t privy to interviews, GPA, and the like.

      Fortunately for me, I was able to gain access to Case Keenum’s intangibles. And even though he was undrafted, he became an NFL starter and made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game.

      • mf13ss says:

        I’m not trying to toot my own horn here, but when one knows the intangibles, one knows future success when one sees as much.

  45. Randy says:

    Chuck Norris was bitten by a brown recluse spider once. After 3 hours, the spider died.

  46. bailbondmike says:

    Here is another ILB who will be in the later rounds somewhere. Could be a rotational and ST guy. really came on last year but don’t think his ceiling is much higher.

    D’Marco Jackson, 6′ 235, 4.55 40, App State

  47. Tim Knight says:

    The one trait that NFL teams look for in draft prospects are guys who love football and work on their games by themselves and don’t need to be pushed. You get enough guys like that and you’re in good shape.

  48. Randy says:

    I almost said Matt Roth, but I just watched “Lone Wolf McQuade” again the other night, and I’m digging me some Chuck Norris right now. Lol

  49. manitobafinfan says:

    46m ago
    At 102, if these guys are available
    ILB’s Chad Muma, Branndon Smith, Channing Tindall, Damone Clark, Troy Anderson,

    chad Needs to change his first name to YO..

  50. naplesfan2010 says:

    In the last 10 years, 38 QBs have been drafted in the 5th and 6th rounds and not one has become a starter.

  51. Randy says:

    I actually grew up knowing some Mumas. I may need to look that kid up.

  52. naplesfan2010 says:

    Only 28.2 percent of players drafted in Rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7 were retained at the end of their first contract

  53. CavalierKong says:

    My favorite will always be- when he jumps into water, Chuck Norris doesnt get wet…the water gets Chuck Norris.

  54. bailbondmike says:

    M13, If Muma or Smith and maybe even Clark (worry about his back surgery) are there I think I take one of them at 102 also. I think Lindstrom and Fortner will be there at 125. Zach Tom and Donovan West are 2 other OC’s who will be there at 125 also.

    If we came away with 102 ILB Muma and 125 OC Jurgens, we nailed it, IMO.

  55. CavalierKong says:

    When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he already had 3 missed calls from Chuck Norris.

    Chuck Norris didn’t call the wrong number, you answered the wrong phone.

  56. Randy says:

    Jurgens scares me a little. He plays too undisciplined, for me. It’s funny because he’s really not that much bigger, if at all, than Linderbaum, but folks don’t talk about him being “too small”. I’ve seen him play a few times, and he looks a little less stout than I’d prefer. Both of these things are certainly correctable, but I think he’ll be a little bit more of a project than some other center prospects.

  57. Randy says:

    The Big Bang was actually Chuck Norris farting. I just made that one up. Lol

  58. CavalierKong says:

    Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his father did.

  59. Tim Knight says:

    Chuck Norris is everyone’s father.

  60. Randy says:

    Yeah, he can move okay, but I want my center to be disciplined. More than any other OL position, your center can’t be running around like a crazy man. Your center sets the tone for your whole OL. I’m not saying he can’t play, he just has some things I don’t really like much. Discipline is something you can learn and develop, so it’s not a deal breaker or anything.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Fair enough! The video I watched of which were his best plays he could really move and he showed some physicality.

  61. CavalierKong says:

    If we don’t trade up into one of the 1st two rounds (which I don’t think we will), I figure we probably don’t have a set game plan for our draft, and more likely have a series of possibilities depending on how the draft shakes out.

    If a certain player we really like falls into the 3rd, maybe we move up. Or maybe we go straight BPA in the 4th, or maybe we snag one of those top punters. Heck, I wouldn’t even be surprise to see us move down again if the price is right. turn our 4th into another 3rd next year.

    I just really like where we are as a team right now, and knowing we’ll fill in some cracks with FAs after the draft, I’m not worried at all about what we do. This is probably the least excited I’ve ever been for a draft, not just because we don’t have any day 1 or 2 picks, I mean that’s obviously a big part, lol, but also because it’s going to feel so anti-climactic after the big changes we’ve already made this offseason.

    • Wyoming85 says:

      /\ /\

    • Tim Knight says:

      We could stay put this year and use next year’s draft to upgrade and prepare for FAs. Of course the thought is always in case Tua isn’t the answer. Either way our 2023 draft is pretty stocked. It seems the consensus is that the 2023 draft will be better than 2020. Maybe that’s why we were so willing to part with this draft even though the Hill trade was a big part of that.

  62. Wyoming85 says:

    The species is doomed I tell you!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That guy has a great account

    • CavalierKong says:

      LOL, I can’t tell, is she annoyed that she can’t drag the basket around in the basket container?

      “Hmm, it must be my lucky day. I got the only basket/ luggage carrier in the whole place. look at those idiots carrying theirs around in their hands, the morons…”

      • CavalierKong says:

        “See? There are no wheels, because it’s to hold the baskets, not lug one around. Look at this convenient handle.”

        “But it drags so easily behind me. Look it even has little metal bars like a sled. Are you telling me I have to carry this basket thing? It has a bunch of stuff in it!”

        “You could get a cart. Do you want me to help? I could go over there with you and show you how to use one of those. Let me preface this by saying, you don’t leave the cart on the rug and drag the rug around behind you. You actually move the cart off the rug and push it in front of you”

        “I don’t even want this stuff if I have to carry it over there, you take it!”

        “Wait, never mind, give it to me, I heard there is a sale on blinker fluid, that’s the only reason I came here. I’m never shopping at Target again with you’re stupid basket carrier rules…”

  63. sb7mvp says:

    Randy says:
    April 7, 2022 at 4:17 pm
    It doesn’t really matter because you play the hand you’re dealt. Our picks are what they are at this point, but 4th and 5th round picks do not become significant starters very often. Only about 15-20% of the time from what I’ve read. Sure, anything is possible but the numbers don’t support being able to find significant starters in those rounds. Just like every pick in the draft, you do your research and make your best pick. The draft is way more luck and chance than it is science.
    Sounds like you’re describing science to me.

    • Tim Knight says:

      The science is when scouts see that certain players are just different than most. That’s your elite. Then you need to find guys who love the game and have the skills for the next level. Nobody knows how they will pan out but you have to pick someone. LOL

  64. steveccnv says:

    Rockphin says:
    April 7, 2022 at 3:44 pm
    Starter get meaningful snaps.

    Players throughout the history of the NFL, like Zach, that were thrown into a starting spot were drafted for need, because the position was lacking, sure some guys just beat out starters, but I’m not talking about a 1 off or with very low odds of it happening

    Do you really see us drafting someone, that’s going to start a lot of games this year and be better than avg?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Zach ended Jack Del Rio’s career. Zach out played him at MLB and Del Rio didn’t play STs anymore. Zach even played STs along with being our starting MLB. So Jimmy Johnson cut Del Rio and he retired.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Even if Zach didn’t play STs he would have won the job easily

      • Tim Knight says:

        Oh yeah there was no spot for Del Rio. Zach was drafted to be his backup and play STs but Zach beat him out at everything.

  65. Mike E. says:

    Jimmy loved Zach early on. Del Rio never had a chance

  66. naplesfan2010 says:

    Ideally, every draft pick should be an upgrade at their position.
    Even if they are drafted for depth,
    they should improve the depth by pushing less talented depth players off the roster.
    This should be an intentional plan by the FO, so that the team gets better every year.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Let’s count
      Almost all of the 53 is pretty much set
      At minimum with what we have now
      Qb 2
      Wr 5
      Rb 4 including FB
      TE 4
      Ol 8
      Dl 6
      LB 6
      Db 8
      ST battery 3
      That’s 46 and I was being low with my counts we have plenty already to fill out 53 soundly
      Tough team to make this year

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        We have re signed Ahmed so we need to count him which makes 5 RB counting the FB.
        Otherwise you are spot on.

  67. mf13ss says:

    Brian in NY says:
    April 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm
    Even so called elite prospects don’t work out.
    EXACTLY! Work ethic alone can make an UDFA great. Conversely, a poor work ethic can make the greatest of elite prospects fail.

  68. son of a son of a shula says:

    Chuck Norris was once a man trapped in a woman’s body – then he was born

  69. Wyoming85 says:

  70. Wyoming85 says:

    6 yr old looking at Mom’s ID card.

    Sex: F

    He laughs

    Mom: What’s so funny?

    Kid: I can’t believe you’re so bad in sex that you failed in it.

    Husband died laughing

  71. Wyoming85 says:

    • steveccnv says:

      Suh or Lamar Miller?

    • bailbondmike says:

      Saw that just now. Been trying to figure who it might have been.

      Played softball with a guy like that. He was our 2nd baseman. Sober, he maybe go 1-4 and good for at least 1 error. He showed up with a buzz, dude snagged everything and would go 3-4, 4-5 sometimes bat 1.000 in games with no errors. lol

      • steveccnv says:

        Played in a beer softball tournament in Reno 92, our pitcher got so shitfaced in the first game, that I had to pitch the 2nd game

        By the end of the 2nd game 3/4 of the players were drunk, it was like the bad news bears

        Get back home and my mom says, a friend of mine was at the bar, we go down there and he’s more shitfaced, than any of the softball players

        He’s playing pool, when I walked over, he looks at me with one eye opened and says, see that fat bitch over there…I’m gonna get laid tonight

      • steveccnv says:

        They actually gave you pitchers of beer to drink in the dugout

  72. Wyoming85 says:

    What did you do about it Dan?


    I dislike all of this stuff coming out after the fact, by people who could have fixed it right then and there!

    To me it makes their comments irrelevant, and puts them at just as much fault as the perpetrator of the infraction!

  73. Rockphin says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    April 7, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    So he hasn’t been HANGING around in FL ?

    Manitoba busing out the 22 year old reference!

  74. Mike E. says:

    I have a funny confession. I went to Walmart with my younger son to get some things for our vacation like sunscreen, mosquito repellent, soap etc, but we also needed a new garbage receptacle for outside. I grab this black one which looked pretty sturdy, but the top cover looked a little strange. Decided to go to self checkout because the lines were so long on regular checkout. Finish checking out, go home, and take the new garbage can out of the van and is it turns out, the reason why the top looked funny was because there were TWO cans, not one. They had them stacked, and when I grabbed it, there was one stacked inside another. I honestly had no idea. 2 for 1 sale at Walmart! YES!!!!! If you’re wondering, no shot I returned that can. lol

    • steveccnv says:

      You could’ve stopped at I have a funny confession. I went to Walmart…

      But since you didn’t, the internet police will find you and if there’s a post office inside that Walmart or any other federal office…aye pobre sito🤪

      • Mike E. says:

        This happened last summer, I laughed pretty good when I realized that I had toucans. lol

  75. Mike E. says:

    So I heard Brian Flores has a memo pad in which he wrote down what Stephen Ross said about incentivizing losing. Yeah, that seems like hard evidence right there, the Death Knell for Stephen Ross. Maybe if Stephen Ross wrote it, jackass!

  76. naplesfan2010 says:

    I thought Vontae Davis and that Safety Smith at that time came drunk or at least hung over for that NE game where we lost because they got cramps.

  77. steveccnv says:

    Reasons the Miami Dolphins shouldn’t draft Matt Araiza.
    Every prospect comes with red flags, so don’t consider a mid-round special teamer any different.

    With his booming leg and routine 60-yard punts, it is easy to become enamored with the idea of flipping the field. But with all of that power comes precision issues, as well. He struggles with accuracy in the coffin corner drill, and a high percentage of his pooch punts ended up as touchbacks, negating any idea of field flipping for the opponent. Araiza has been described as having “relative disregard for touchbacks and coverage consideration”, and his quick operation doesn’t allow ample time for his coverage team to get set against opposing returners.

    Araiza’s stock is high, but there are other punters in the class who are far more accurate with solid legs themselves. Jordan Stout from Penn State has excellent precision on his punts, and Ryan Stonehouse of Colorado State also has a chance to get drafted in the later rounds. With the aforementioned holes to fill in certain areas, it may be wise of the Dolphins to let another team reach for Araiza, use their earlier draft picks for linebackers and depth, and find another way to acquire a legit punter.

  78. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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