A look at our WR’s

While the running back situation is far from settled as to which RB’s will be getting lots of playing time, touches or carries, the wide receiver situation is quite clear, especially when it comes to the top 3. Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson are the top dogs. It’s definitely muddy after that and potentially even more muddy after the Dolphins just signed veteran WR Mohamed Sanu. If I’m going to be honest, I don’t think Sanu makes the 53. We have too much young talent here to displaced by a 33 year old WR. By talent alone, Preston Williams is making this roster, but his health and his body have let him down and he hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Lynn Bowden Jr. offers versatility and may most closely resemble Deebo Samuel in as much as he can carry the ball out of the backfield and play WR as well. Bowden Jr. himself though has had trouble securing a spot on the roster and staying healthy. We drafted WR Erik Ezukanma in RD 4 and I’d expect him to make the roster. Then there are wild cards like Trent Sherfield who at 6’1 219 brings a big, physical presence at WR, and also history playing for the Niners in a similar offense. There’s also speedy WR River Cracraft who also played for the Niners.

Even though he’s classified as a TE, you could easily count TE Mike Gesicki as a WR as he is so often positioned in the slot. That may change though as McD attempts to make Gesicki a more well rounded TE like his former TE George Kittle, one of the leagues best all around TE. Kittle is a great receiver with uncanny run after the catch abilities, but no TE puts forth more effort blocking in the run and passing game as Kittle does. If Gesicki can become half the blocker Kittle is he will be so much better and our team will as well. The numbers at WR will also be affected by how many RB’s we carry, considering we know we will have a FB on our roster. It’s possible we only carry 5 WR’s and if that’s the case, I’d expect it to be Hill, Waddle, Wilson, Williams and Ezukanma. If it’s 6 WR’s, then one of those wild cards, or perhaps the veteran Sanu gets the nod, but to me that’s a long shot.

We haven’t had this much talent at the WR position since we had the Marks Brothers, Duper and Clayton. This truly is the closest as far as speed and talent to that duo. Cedrick Wilson could be our Nat Moore completing the trio. Our talent stretches even further though will potential guys like Williams and Bowden Jr. If Williams can stay healthy, much like his former counterpart DeVante Parker, he can be that big WR that wins those contested 50/50 throws. I think Tua is excellent at placing that ball to make those plays work.

I definitely consider the WR position one of our biggest strengths of the team, along with the defense. While our defense isn’t a star studded affair, it’s very solid and there a few young players on the cusp of stardom. In contrast, the WR corps has the stars right now, as Tyreek Hill is a top 3 WR on most lists and Jaylen Waddle, who is just going into year 2 would probably make top 10 on most lists. Cedrick Wilson may really feast this year if/when opposing defense give extra attention to Hill and Waddle. Like Tim often says, and of course this all dependent upon our O-line being competent, our offense will be difficult to defend. If the running game is working and we’re getting push up front, how do they possibly defend our passing game as long as Tua stays upright with enough time to throw? Pick your poison. This WR unit and our defense are the things that have me most excited. Hill, Waddle, Holland, Phillips, Jones, Baker, Wilkins, Ogbah and many more on that defense. If this WR unit plays as well as we hope, we won’t be worrying about who’s getting the carries in the run game.

#stangerstrong

GO DOLPHINS!!!!

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932 Responses to A look at our WR’s

  1. Wyoming85 says:

    here’s the clip

  2. Wyoming85 says:

    cute

  3. sb7mvp says:

    Does anyone know if Tua got married recently? I haven’t heard anything about it.

  4. stangerx says:

    “I just feel like I’m not getting the opportunities that I deserve, simply scripted-wise, not being on the field-wise. I want opportunities to show that I can beat my man.”

    — Preston Williams explaining his tweet yesterday….. and that was about scripted-wise rather than on the field-wise. Guess that’s the modern version of “throw me the damn ball.”

    • Krishna says:

      Now he wants the ball? He’s had 3 years to take it and never did….someone said this but it’s worth repeating.

  5. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    August 3, 2022 at 3:20 pm
    So then no one should ever talk about what ORob said before? If he said it he did.
    —————
    I’m truly not trying to start an argument over this and I think everybody here understands what I’m talking about. If somebody cannot respond to charges (ie: death, banned, incarcerated, etc), it’s not cool to speak badly about that somebody.

    It pours salt on a wound, it doubles down on the negativity toward somebody, and it’s generally considered a cheap shot at someone who can’t defend themselves.

    What’s more, context matters, and ORob may have just been trying to stir the pot in what he “said”, not seriously meaning it.

    There’s nothing to see here. That said, I’m dropping this case. Let’s move along.

  6. mf13ss says:

    Stanger,

    I think we all know what a healthy Preston Williams can do for us! I sense his frustrations, clearly. Let’s hope he makes the team and that he can be his best for our beloved team!

    PHINS UP!

    • stangerx says:

      I’m a big Preston WIlliams fan, but this worries me about his future. He’s acting like a Diva wideout but hasn’t been admitted to that club yet. And we got two who deserve to be if they want on the team already. You compete for a back-up role gotta act like it.

  7. mf13ss says:

    Regarding Lynn Bowden…

    Yeah, I’m not hearing anything about him that screams a 53 finalist thus far, but it’s early. What’s more, what goes on behind the scenes (closed practices from the media and fans) is what is going to define whether or not he makes the team.

    Don’t give up hope on Bowden!

  8. mf13ss says:

    We’re seeing the TC injuries begin to mount for several teams across the league, and it sucks that Adam Butler is lost for the season for us.

    We’ve got the $$$ under the cap to make things happen, but I think Butler is replaceable ‘in-house’. Pray we don’t lose an O-Lineman to injury after JC Tretter is signed elsewhere.

    • Tim Knight says:

      We waived Butler but not sure what his injury is.

      • mf13ss says:

        Doesn’t really matter what his injury is, being we waived him. I agree with you from last night that we have the personnel to replace him in-house, Bro.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m wondering if we have it in-house which wouldn’t surprise me, or do we sign someone or pick someone up after cuts. We see that happen all the time.

      • mf13ss says:

        As I stated, we’ve got the $$$ to make it happen, if we so wish. 🙂

  9. mf13ss says:

    sb7mvp says:
    August 3, 2022 at 3:53 pm
    NIce to see you move on without apologizing for your wrongdoing.
    ———–
    😆

    I’m not taking your bait, but nice try, though! 🙂

  10. Rockphin says:

    I hope they make it a full year.

  11. CavalierKong says:

    I just read an interesting bit theorizing why the league came down on the Dolphins like they did.

    Part of the Watson defense strategy was to point out when owners get into trouble with similar violations as players, the penalties are not commensurate, even though it specifies in the code of conduct that owners will be held to a higher standard. This may the start of the league levying larger penalties against owners so as not to be painted into a corner.

    The timing of our own penalties being announced and now the league appealing the Watson decision 🤔

  12. Rockphin says:

    Tua with the Orange jersey today

  13. Ken says:

    mf13ss says:
    August 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm (Edit)
    Factual or not (regarding what ORob said), not cool-
    to talk behind somebody’s back like that when ORob cannot defend himself.

    I’m not mad at ya, Hulkster, I’m just sayin’, man.
    —————-
    I ain’t losing sleep over it. I was also just joking around. Finally ORob burned his bridges here. He has no one to blame but himself as to why he is not here

  14. stangerx says:

    Videogate — Pats lose a first rounder
    Deflategate — Pats lose a first rounder
    Tampergate — Phins lose a first and a third

    Gotta think a lot went on that we haven’t heard about yet.

  15. Rockphin says:

    Defensive front owned the line of scrimmage
    In 11-on-11s, the front seven was constantly getting pressure on the quarterbacks and blowing up runs at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield. They weren’t as strong on Tuesday, but they really bounced back on Wednesday for another impressive performance.

  16. stangerx says:

    “The investigators found tampering violations of unprecedented scope and severity. I know of no prior instance of a team violating the prohibition on tampering with both a head coach and star player, to the potential detriment of multiple other clubs, over a period of several years. Similarly, I know of no prior instance in which ownership was so directly involved in the violations.”

    — NFL commissioner Roger Goodel

  17. Rockphin says:

    Boy I am really looking forward to the preseason games and joint practices. I want to see if the Oline perceived improvement is real or just because our guys don’t take it to our own guys.

  18. stangerx says:

    “As part of a maintenance program, three of the Dolphins’ best offensive players — Terron Armstead, Tyreek Hill and Chase Edmonds — sat out team drills during Day 7 of Dolphins practice, though none is injured.”

    I like the less than full camp for real vets.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah and McDaniel likes shorter but more full speed practices, not just go through the motions. That sets players up for game speed.

      • Rockphin says:

        Mental speed as well as physical speed. When you practice at full speed you are also training your brain to process faster. If everybody’s moving slower through a play in practice then they are not practicing the mental part to full extent

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep!

  19. naplesfan2010 says:

    It just freaks me out that everything McDaniel says and does I like or agree with.
    It’s spooky.
    Can he be this wise and spot on about how to handle both players and the playbook?

  20. steveccnv says:

    Ken says:
    August 3, 2022 at 11:42 am
    I just got hard

    Soften up a little bit there tough guy, if you take anything from training camp practice…it’s a total sham

    Half are just going through the motions, Tua and Teddy are just lobbing passes up there and Skyler is playing his SB

  21. steveccnv says:

    Tim Knight says:
    August 3, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    Yeah and McDaniel likes shorter but more full speed practices, not just go through the motions. That sets players up for game speed.

    After seeing practice the last 2 days, MMs statement is total BS, lots of guys not going full speed

    • Tim Knight says:

      Okay there is always a negative against a positive. But do you really know what they’re doing or trying to accomplish in specific practices? I see all these videos of full speed competitive reps, but you’re saying it’s not happening?

  22. Mike E. says:

    I’ve heard Deshaun Watson has requested ONLY female referees for his Browns debut, and beyond.

  23. stangerx says:

    We had an AV/internet system put in our place like a year ago. Some stuff was working and some was not. My wife (she’s back and over Covid) texted the guy who installed it and poof was working again. Had no idea he had it set up for him to do remote control stuff. Almost scary…. but I ain’t complaining one bit right now.

  24. Wyoming85 says:

    Mic’d up

  25. Rockphin says:

    Well damnit. Billy Buzzkill gotta come in here with reality. It’s pre0season, we are going to the Superbowl!

  26. naplesfan2010 says:

    I wanted to go up to see some joint practices with Tampa Bay, but I don’t know if I can stand being that close to Brady.

  27. Wyoming85 says:

    Notes

  28. Rockphin says:

    Tonight’s Kool-aid from Travis

    https://www.miamidolphins.com/news/day-7-miami-dolphins-2022-training-camp-notebook

    It happened again. One of those instances where the offense appears to have an imminent explosive play developing before No. 8 does his best Randy Orton impression.

    On a intermediate sideline pass from Tagovailoa, Holland ranged over to the sideline and broke up a ball that he nearly intercepted. Earlier this week, Defensive Assistant Pat Surtain called Holland the quarterback of the defense, a pride-filled role that the studious Holland approaches with vigor.

    “You just have to know what the defense is, know what it takes, know where the checks are, calls and things like that,” Holland said. “Everything that’s intertwined in the defense on that specific call. We have a lot of stuff going on. But on that specific play, you only have one defense, one job you have to worry about. As long as I do my 1/11th, boom everybody else is on the same page. If I do my 1/11th and I get the job done inside the play and the play is still going on, I can help other people do their 1/11th It’s a trickle down effect.”

  29. Krishna says:

    Thank you both for the Wingfield notes…I was looking for them!

  30. Tim Knight says:

    You always want a competitive camp where each side wins some and loses some. It makes everyone better. Nothing is perfect.

  31. Tim Knight says:

    Is Braylon Sanders the guy who has made Preston Williams irritated?

  32. uwantwat says:

    🤣

  33. Krishna says:

    A little more insight on this Beal dude…let’s just say I don’t like him….lol.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/bruce-beal-played-no-small-212539499.html

  34. Tim Knight says:

    I just want to focus on the football team. I’m tired of all the nonsense. I’m glad Ross is getting a timeout.

  35. ukfinfan says:

    In case anyone has $800 burning a hole in their pocket and wants to get shit-faced with a significant other in the week 1 opener?

  36. Tim Knight says:

    Tindall covering Cedrick Wilson down the field stride for stride is cool. 🙂

  37. CavalierKong says:

    Maybe someone posted this, but for me it got lost in all the Ross garbage. McDaniel’s response when asked about the Williams ‘drama’…

    Meanwhile, McDaniel was asked his reaction to Preston Williams’ Monday evening tweet that “just want opportunity. #smh” — which means shaking my head. He suggested he wasn’t bothered by that and doesn’t “prioritize” what players do in social media.

    McDaniel, in response to the question about Williams’ tweet, said “one thing [that receivers coach] Wes Welker and I strongly connect on is we hold with a lot of responsibility preparing people and giving them opportunities. And it’s also they look at players that every time they’re on the field, it’s a tremendous opportunity for them and teammates they’re depending on and operate at a high standard. People care. People want to do good. I don’t hold much weight to all that.”

    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article263109043.html#storylink=cpy

  38. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, I just read a headline: “Skyler Thompson looks like an NFL arm”

    I wonder if that is anything like saying “that guy looks like a thumb”. I guess if he looks like an arm he would be a bald guy with a really long neck…sooo, Mike Glennon looks like an NFL arm…

  39. mf13ss says:

    On Deshaun Watson…

  40. mf13ss says:

    On Brittney Griner…

  41. mf13ss says:

    I can’t wait to see what our running game looks like this season. On paper, we’re going to be a run-heavy team under Coach McDaniel. If that works out well, I’ve no doubt about the success of our aerial assault with Tua under Center.

    The key is to be unpredictable as it concerns run vs pass and to be equally effective in both facets. It’s all contingent upon our revamped O-Line and our coaching puts a heavy emphasis on O-Line prowess.

  42. Rockphin says:

    NFL FOOTBALL ON TONIGHT!!!

    Just a preseason game between two team I couldn’t care less about, but it’s football!

  43. mf13ss says:

    Droughts…

  44. stangerx says:

    Getting ready for the West Coast Outside Zone Bikini Season.
    ———————–

    “I appreciate that, thank you. Since spring? Probably – I can’t give you an answer. I’m a lot slimmer though. I’m a lot slimmer since spring. A lot slimmer.”
    — Robert Hunt responding to being told he looks slim

    “My body fat is down a lot. I would say probably like eight percent from last year. I had a really good – really great offseason. I won’t say good, I’m going to say great. A really great offseason. I reported around this time last year at the upper 320s, and I’m now at like a really lean 310 with my lean muscle mass higher as well.”
    — Austin Jackson

  45. stangerx says:

    “It’s kind of like the difficulties – the guy who has three yachts has deciding which yacht to pick.”

    — McDaniel on the speed of Tyreek, Waddle and Mostert

  46. stangerx says:

    What the team gets when its Tua’s playlist.

  47. Rockphin says:

    Not GD Spam!!!

    You’re damn right

    • stangerx says:

      Dolphins didn’t get punished for the tanking stuff. Flores wasn’t happy about that.

      • Rockphin says:

        We absolutely did get in trouble we just were not officially punished, it tarnished the teams name for months

      • Krishna says:

        It’s my understanding the Flores investigation opened up evidence via document reviews that inadvertently exposed the tampering….

  48. Rockphin says:

    I am willing to bet yes

    • mf13ss says:

      Anybody know what kind of sharks these are? They look like Threshers, to me.

      • CavalierKong says:

        That’s easy. You can tell by the movement and the dorsal fins those are definitely “stay the eff out of the water” sharks…

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Not Threshers. Given the proximity to shore and the height of the dorsal fin, probably Sandbar Sharks.

  49. Rockphin says:

    I feel bad for Vince Biegel tearing his Achilles tendon. Don’t feel bad that it will hurt the Ravens, but I liked him when he was here.

  50. Rockphin says:

    I will be “outraged” if the US swaps the Merchant of Death to Russia for Brittany Griner

    • Mike E. says:

      I will be like why is Brittney Griner more important than any other American being held in Russia. She’s not!!!!!

      • Krishna says:

        She’s not! Just like the Jewish professor of 10 years in Russia and thought/believed/blatant at most he would only get a slap on the wrist. Instead he gets to live his retirement for the next 14 next to Grinef….lol. Now that’s special….

        Nice!

      • Krishna says:

        She must have had a better lawyer because she’s special…lol

  51. Rockphin says:

    Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey selected to hear NFL’s appeal of Deshaun Watson decision

    At least Goodall didn’t bumble it by taking it on himself.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I wonder if he was selected because of known stances; I don’t want to say ringer, but one the NFL is comfortable will go in their direction.

      • Rockphin says:

        You don’t have to wonder very much. Because there is a long-standing relationship between the NFL and this judge who has helped in theDevelopment of the player contact code

        The most interesting part of the situation is that these judges opinion stands. Only the punishment is being reviewed.

        The judge found in writing that Deshaun Watson was liable for non-violent sexual assault in at least four cases.

      • Rockphin says:

        Conduct

      • Krishna says:

        The precedent is her/the punishment for sexual misconduct/assault.

        ….he violated NFL player code of conduct issues…and for that the NFL contends the punishment should be unprecedented…way beyond past precedent the “judge” felt tied to….whatever

    • boulderfinfan says:

      Doesn’t the players union have to approve him?

    • boulderfinfan says:

      Doesn’t the players union have to approve him?

  52. Rockphin says:

    I really believe the Durham Smythe is going to excel this season.
    I love his attitude about the wrong game and being a focal point of the run game while never touching the ball.

  53. Rockphin says:

    Not a single more line backer should EVER be inducted into the Hall of Fame until Zach is. You gotta be kidding me this guy over Zack??

  54. steveccnv says:

    No way in hell did we lose a 1st and 3rd for Brady and Payton tampering, that’s just what they called it

    We lost those picks, because of Ross’ attempted tanking

  55. Wyoming85 says:

    2 hand touch?????

  56. Wyoming85 says:

    Rockphin says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:38 pm
    He will start more games than Gesicki
    —————————————-
    Doubt it! But go ahead with your bad self!

  57. steveccnv says:

    Based on what I saw at training camp practice, we’ll have more plays with guts running wide open, but not enough to make much of a difference

    Running game with some OL out and having no tackling it’s hard to tell

    Overall the O looks nothing close to unstoppable, but somewhat better than last year

    Holland was getting beat a lot in coverage

    I’d say Braylon Sanders makes the team and Williams and Biwden will be fighting for their lives

    Morstadt sucks, Heatherly has a massive leg, 70 yard air punts are routine

  58. steveccnv says:

    CavalierKong says:
    August 4, 2022 at 10:54 am
    LOL, I just read a headline: “Skyler Thompson looks like an NFL arm”

    I wonder if that is anything like saying “that guy looks like a thumb”. I guess if he looks like an arm he would be a bald guy with a really long neck…sooo, Mike Glennon looks like an NFL arm…

    Skylar was the star of practice on Wednesday

    While Tua and Bridgewater were throwing their weenie passes, Skylar was throwing 50 yard frozen ropes

    • Tim Knight says:

      Weenie passes?

      • steveccnv says:

        No zip, like they were warming up, everything with high arc

        Not saying anything about arm strength, just how they were throwing, probably just saving their arm

        Sure was nice seeing Skyler’s ball get there, 50 yards downfield, right now, harder to catch, but less chance for a breakup or int

        Did I mention Heatherly has a huge leg? He’s better than that guy everyone wanted to draft, because he can place the ball inside the 20 routinely

  59. Tim Knight says:

    It’s still very early for 53 man roster speculations. We know who some of the core will be but still a lot of time with competition for jobs.

  60. naplesfan2010 says:

    not a Brit Griner fan, she brought it on herself, but 9 years for a vape full of weed juice?
    Somebody’s being made an example of or being used as a pawn

  61. steveccnv says:

    I mentioned Sanders looks good, EZ too, see both making the 53

    https://news.yahoo.com/buzz-dolphins-most-impressive-undrafted-202717266.html

  62. Wyoming85 says:

    Welcome to Friday VJ!

  63. Rockphin says:

    Wyoming85 says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:59 pm
    Rockphin says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:38 pm
    He will start more games than Gesicki
    —————————————-
    Doubt it! But go ahead with your bad self!

    Reply

    Why do you doubt it? He started more games than Gesicki last year with a different offense where we ran 12 personnel 62% of the time. McDaniel historically runs way less 12 and way more 11. Our very smart coach will have the better blocker in on those 11 plays. I am almost willing to bet that Smythe will get more snaps, not just more starts than him this season.

  64. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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