Defense a priority in NFL offseason

The very first move, preceding the free agency frenzy of signing, was bringing in one of the best defensive minds in football, new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. I believe many of us here felt that former Dolphins DC Josh Boyer was in over his head at times. Mostly, I think we felt that he was unable to adjust, to bring something other than his zero coverage blitz scheme, which to me was too all or nothing. Fangio, much like Bill Belichick in New England knows that you have to be flexible and approach each team a little differently. While the Patriots offense hasn’t been the same since Tom Brady left, the defense has been a quality defense without Brady at the helm, as high as the #2 defense in ’21, down to just out of the top 10 in ’22, at #11. I’m not saying that Fangio and Belichick run the same schemes, no, I’m saying that both of these seasoned veterans know you can do exactly the same thing against every opponent. You have to morph a little, change, and adapt to what you face each week. This is where Vic Fangio will make a tremendous difference, and that’s without giving serious accolades for assembling what could be the most talented Miami Dolphins defensive roster since OD’s “No Name Defense”.

Last year, before the season began, I thought we were a defense on the precipice of becoming a top 10 defense. Unfortunately, a multitude of injuries derailed that. Regardless of the injuries though, I still felt like our defense underperformed, especially when CB Xavien Howard wasn’t hobbled by his groin injuries, and we had acquired OLB/DE Bradley Chubb from the Broncos. We already had a formidable defensive line (despite losing Emmanuel Ogbah) of Zach Sieler, Raekwon Davis and IMO, our best defensive player in ’22, Christian Wilkins. Add to that the LB crew of Chubb, Baker, Roberts and Phillips, and there was so much potential for a team with a ferocious pass rush. It never materialized, never got off the ground. Elandon Roberts had his best season as a Miami Dolphin and yet this team missed boatloads of tackles, and was relatively toothless as far as pressure and sacks were concerned. That’s where Vic Fangio comes in. In lieu of sending numerous defensive backs to rush the passer, this team will be more reliant on the front 7 taking care of pressuring the QB. Last year’s total of 40 sacks was a dropoff of 8 sacks, and that’s after adding Bradley Chubb and Melvin Ingram to the roster.

Let’s take a look at the changes we’ve made. Despite Elandon Roberts having a standout season, Vic Fangio felt he needed an upgrade at LB. The Dolphins brought in LB David Long. Long excelled in pass coverage and was a sure tackler for the Titans. The blockbuster of course was the trade for DB Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey can play a number of different positions, so versatile in a pass crazy NFL. He can play like a LB in obvious passing situations, can play CB on the perimeter most of the time, or play either safety position, with no falloff at any of these spots. We added another sure tackler in the secondary from the Lions in DeShon Elliott. Of course we already have Safeties Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones returning, but Brandon Jones is coming off an ACL tear last season. We also re-signed coverage LB Duke Riley, and most recently, re-signed OLB and ST’s ace Andrew Van Ginkel. Our defensive roster is d-e-e-p. Last but not least, we re-signed one of my favorites, DB Nik Needham who is also coming off a tough injury to come back from, and achilles injury. This defense is absolutely stacked, we have front line talent to match up well against anyone, and then depth that could be better than any other team. Fangio has the tools to make it work here, and you’re not wrong to be expecting big things from this defense.

So what does Vic Fangio do differently than former Miami DC Josh Boyer? For one thing, as I’ve already mentioned. Fangio relies predominantly on his front 7 for pressuring the QB. He blitzes rarely, and sets up his front 7 to succeed. Probably the biggest difference is instead of burdening the secondary with man to man coverage, so often without any help from the safeties due to the constant blitzing from Josh Boyer’s defense, Fangio plays a 2 high safety zone coverage. As I’ve also mentioned, this defense changes, and it can change from a cover 4 to a cover 6 or cover 8. Cover 4, or quarters is when you have 4 defensive backs in zone coverage. Cover 6 could be adding 2 LB’s to the zone, or 2 more defensive backs and cover 8 could increase that to 8 in coverage. Fangio is excellent at disguising which defense he’s using, so it’s never obvious to the opposing offense what we’re doing on defense. Again, we have so much talent on defense, Fangio probably can’t wait to get down to business and implement the players he has available to him. Last year, not one Dolphins defender exceeded 7 sacks. SEVEN! I can’t guarantee we’re going to duplicate what the Eagles did last season, with 4 defenders reaching double digit sacks, with LB Haason Reddick leading the Eagles with 16, the others with 11 each, but I’m willing to put it on paper that we’ll have 2 in double digits, and one of them may be close to Reddick’s 16. I think Jalean Phillips is going to flourish with Fangio, and Chubb will as well.

The depth we added is so key, I’ll explain why. This year, Emmanuel Ogbah should be back healthy. He played hurt for half the season and then went out after game 9. Sieler was fantastic in his stead, but having both allows both players to get more meaningful reps, and be fresher. Adding S DeShon Elliott is not only insurance against whether Brandon Jones can be effective early or at all coming back from ACL surgery, but he’s excellent in coverage in his own right. Nik Needham will play anywhere you ask him to, and I’ve said too many times already, he’s a gamer, always. We added LB Malik Reed from the Steelers who can also rush the passer, and has had 8 sacks playing for Fangio in Denver. We have young LB Channing Tindall, a true sideline to sideline defender who should see more playing time behind Baker and Long. We also have young LB Cameron Goode who we drafted in the 7th RD last season. Bringing back AVG (Andrew Van Ginkel) was a most pleasant surprise. He’s a legit pass rusher, and ST’s playmaker. I know most of you don’t want to hear this name, but if anyone is going to wring the best out of this player, Noah Igbinoghene, it’s Vic Fangio, I’m not going to lie, I won’t be surprised if he’s an early cut either, but I do think he could be a reclamation project for Fangio. It’s nice to know we can line up Wilkins – Davis – Sieler – Chubb – Long – Baker – Phillips – Ramsey – Howard – Holland – Jones, with guys like Ogbah, AVG, Tindall, Riley, Reed, Kohou, Needham, Elliott, McKinley, Crossen, Igbinoghene etc. right behind them. Seriously people, that’s just brimming with high quality starters and depth. Can’t wait!


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656 Responses to Defense a priority in NFL offseason

  1. Rockphin says:

    Rockphin says:
    March 24, 2023 at 11:35 am
    I never heard that one before. I love it.

    One of my favorites is “Yoda”

    I met him in a bayou down on Degobah where is bubbles all the time like a giant carbonated soda. S O D A soda

  2. Rockphin says:


  3. Rockphin says:

    I applaud your use of paragraphs

  4. Krishna says:

    Nice write, Mike E. I love what we have done with the D since last season ended, top to bottom. And, I was also thinking we have depth, too, so there should be no drop-off in play. Crossing fingers the “injury-bug” does not hit us like last year.

  5. Ken says:

    We still need OL

  6. Ken says:

    Nice write Mike E

  7. bailbondmike says:

    There is a mock (4 round) done by Chad Reuter. Has us taking TE Sam Laporta at #51 with these players still on the board:
    OT Dawand Jones
    OT Matthew Bergeron
    DT/NT Mazi Smith
    ILB Drew Sanders
    RB Jahmyr Gibbs
    CB Emanuel Forbes
    I would be disappointed with that. Then at #84 has us taking Edge Derick Hall.

    Glad he is not our GM.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      A lot of mocks just look at who the team lost or is going to lose and kick a replacement

      So my guess is the mocks yet said – they lost Gesicki, they need to replace him

  8. bailbondmike says:

    Despite his missed tackle rate, I would not be upset at selecting LB Drew Sanders at #51. AVG and Malik Reed are only here on 1 year deals. He has the talent to be used in multiple ways.

  9. bailbondmike says:

    Steve, I see OTC and Spotrac are about the same in what we have. Although, Spotrac continues to not have Kendall Lamm on the roster so they are still off.

  10. steveccnv says:

    The reason Roberts wasn’t brought back is, because he was a liability in pass coverage, that won’t work in Fangio’s D

  11. CavalierKong says:

    Good write, Mike.

    It’s impressive how quickly we’ve retooled the defense. Fangio should be an upgrade over Boyer, we should be more flexible in regards to what we can do with what we have, and the depth we’ve acquired is impressive. If everything comes together, this defense could easily be top 5.

  12. steveccnv says:

    Your Dream “Blockbuster” Trade For The Dolphins

    To do nothing, we can’t keep signing top contracts

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      If we can hit one draft pick where the player is a 3-5 year solid contributor, that’s about all we can hope for. Then we just need to execute and not do stupid stuff.

  13. naplesfan2010 says:

    Next up is an initial run of 2023 NFL DEFENSIVE Unit Grades.Hello, Miami 👀Which unit is too high? Too low?— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) March 24, 2023

  14. naplesfan2010 says:

    Way too soon…maybe…but what are our 2024 draft picks?

    • CavalierKong says:

      Assuming this is still correct (it’s from 11/22)

      2024 NFL Draft – Miami Dolphins selections
      First Round
      1 – Dolphins pick

      Second round
      2 – Dolphins pick

      Third round
      3 – Dolphins pick; Forfeit in tampering case

      Fourth round
      4 – Dolphins pick; Traded to Broncos for linebacker Bradley Chubb

      Fifth Round
      5 – Dolphins pick

      Sixth Round
      6 – Dolphins pick

      Seventh Round
      7 – Dolphins pick

  15. Rhino says:

    Just a thought that’s been kicking around inside my head for a few days (and somebody may have already wrote a similar observation):

    The coaches/FO can’t BOTH see potential in Austin Jackson AND decline his 5th year option.

    Actions speak louder than words … I think there is still a chance we sign a veteran RT and trade Jackson for whatever we can to get him off the books (even future late rounders).
    The double-speak is likely an attempt to not undermine perceptions of whatever value he may still have.

  16. mf13ss says:

    bailbondmike says:
    March 24, 2023 at 2:13 pm
    Despite his missed tackle rate, I would not be upset at selecting LB Drew Sanders at #51. AVG and Malik Reed are only here on 1 year deals. He has the talent to be used in multiple ways.
    Absolutely agreed. What I had stated about him the other day regarding his missed tackle % is that I’m not going to trade up for him. If he falls to us @ 51, GRAND!

  17. mf13ss says:

    I just took a look at Daiyen Henley, LB, Washington State. Even on his HIGHLIGHTS he has trouble tackling people, usually involved in a gang tackle. If I can’t get past a highlight reel without seeing major problems, then I’m not even interested. Hard PASS on Henley.

  18. Mike E. says:

    I’d draft a TE with our 1st pick. I doubt any OT we draft will take the job from either Jackson or whoever else we pick up. I feel like a guy like Darnell Washington can make an impact quickly with his blocking ability and then in the passing game as well.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Washington would be the BPA at 51

      But LaPorta… not really sure if he would be

      We don’t really need to draft a TE at 51
      If a TE is the best player or one of the best players on the board – it’s an easy decision IMO

      • Mike E. says:

        We don’t have to do anything, but right now we have Smythe, Saubert and Conner. None of them really impress me as far as catching the ball. I’d say there’s a reason why Saubert has a high of 15 receptions in 6 years. Also, between Smythe, Saubert and Conner, that’s 30 catches for 276 yards last season. I’d love to a whole lo0t more from that position. With our WR’s, you’d expect a TE to feast because they should be constantly in single coverage. What I like about Washington is I feel like he can step on the field game 1 and be able to block and catch right away.

  19. Nice write, Mike! Let’s go DEFENSE!!!!

  20. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Kong, I thought about taking a go at that myself, but wisely laid off it. LOL

  21. mf13ss says:

    Mike E. says:
    March 24, 2023 at 3:01 pm
    I’d draft a TE with our 1st pick. I doubt any OT we draft will take the job from either Jackson or whoever else we pick up. I feel like a guy like Darnell Washington can make an impact quickly with his blocking ability and then in the passing game as well.
    First of all, another good write from you!

    Secondly, I could go for Darnell Washington if he’s there @ 51, but I don’t think he’s going to make it to us.

    • Mike E. says:

      Thanks pal. You might be right, I haven’t studied where guys are coming off the board in a couple of weeks. I hope he makes it, and like you, wouldn’t mind pulling the trigger if he’s there.

  22. mf13ss says:

    I really don’t like this Draft for us for when and where we could pick Offensively. Sure, we could take a TE or an O-Lineman @ 51 or 84, but we’d be bypassing significantly better talent on Defense.

    IMO, we’d be reaching BIG TIME to draft a TE or O-Line at either 51 or 84… unless somehow a Darnell Washington or an O-Lineman fell to us.

    That being the case, there is the option of trading up… but how far, plus that player had better be a hit to warrant trading up for.

    • mf13ss says:

      I’ve done hundreds of mock drafts this season, and the quality left on Offense when we select @ 51 (TE and O-Line) truly falls off a cliff.

      As some of y’all may have noticed, I’ve been posting a lot of Defensive options for us @ 53… and there are some really good players that will likely be available to us @ 53.

    • Think about it this way. If we stay where we are at #51 that means 50 prospects are off the board. I’m pretty sure there will be a blend of positions to choose from at that point.

  23. Rockphin says:

    OK, I went back. Great Job Mike.

  24. Rockphin says:

    My biggest concern, and it has been my biggest criticism of the zone D for a while, is the soft spots that good WR’s and QB’s can easily find at the hand-off points (where zones intersect) Brady used to kill ISLB / MLB’s by having an either or route right at them. If the LB leaned right, he would throw left and visa versa. It was an automatic first down every time. We were never able to stop it. Unless we got penetration up the middle or hands in the passing lanes.

    • Rockphin says:

      you can stress zones easily by overloading them

    • Mike E. says:

      If the pass rush is better, and our defenders are positioned properly, those passes could be defended. Ilike that we have LB’s that can cover on the field on every down, that should make a huge difference. That was was one of Roberts’ weakest areas.

    • Fangio mixes up coverages and disguises them well. He’ll show one look and then pre-snap he’ll switch it up. You thought it was Cover 2 then he flips it to man and vice versa. That’s what he’s known for.

  25. mf13ss says:

    I like this Utah cat already!

  26. CavalierKong says:

    John Jenkins signed with the Raiders

    • mf13ss says:

      I would have liked him back. Makes me want to draft Adetomiwa Adebawore all the more now.

      • mf13ss says:

        Adebawore won’t be able to replace Jenkins as a NT, but he can fill a DT role… and so much more.

    • Mike E. says:

      At the moment, we have no one who has a resume behind Davis. We have Josiah Bronson who had a cup of coffee with the Niners and Saints. I’d gather we’ll sign another NT. As you know, I’m not a huge fan of Davis, hopefully next year, we can upgrade

  27. Rockphin says:

    Not spam

    Is it Friday yet?

  28. Mike E. says:

    Rock to the spam filter – I’m foolin’ you and you don’t like it. FUCK YOU!!!!

  29. mf13ss says:

    Just imagine a D-Line consisting of…

    DE: Zach Sieler
    DT: Christian Wilkins
    DT: Adetomiwa Adebawore
    DE: Emmanuel Ogbah

    Heck, you could even move Wilkins outside and Sieler inside, and move Adebawore outside and Ogbah inside… the opposition would be DOOOOMED, I say!!!

    We’ve had so many problems in recent years establishing a pass-rush from our 4-man front that Boyer had to resort to 0-man.

    If we draft Adetomiwa Adebawore, the problem is solved. THEN just imagine a blitz on top of that!!! We’d be an instant top-5 Defense (if not #1 under Vic Fangio), and that alone makes us a contender to go DEEP into the playoffs.

  30. Rockphin says:

    Not Spam

    Foolin’ the spam folder

  31. Rockphin says:

    Also not spam, sigh

  32. Mike E. says:

    M – I know he’s got some power, but Adebawore is a little light to be a backup NT. He’d probably be better off in a 4-3 defense where he can play both end and DT, unless he puts on another 30 lbs or so.

  33. mf13ss says:

    Thy Knight (@ThyKnight3) says:
    March 24, 2023 at 4:53 pm
    You were talking 4 man pass rush.
    Yes, I suppose I was. Fair enough, Sieler is much better inside, but I hope ya got my overall point. Adding Adebawore would be incredible for our front 4.

    • mf13ss says:

      Just imagine our 4-man pass rush arriving when it’s supposed to against QBs like Josh Allen, Mahomes, Burrow, etc.

      We could commit everybody else to coverage, knowing the pass rush is coming home. It would be an absolute game-changer, to be sure.

      • mf13ss says:

        And if we blitz either Phillips or Chubb, whatchagondo?!! 😀

      • mf13ss says:

        And don’t forget, Adebawore is excellent as a run-stopper as well. Something tells me he’s going off the board before we select @ 51, though many draft gurus think he’ll be there for us.

    • Adebawore might become a really good player. But I doubt he’d jump our vets as a primary player.

  34. Ken says:

    Draft OL 😡

    • mf13ss says:

      But who? It’s an extraordinarily weak year for O-Linemen. If we dare reach @ 51, we’re going to get another Liam Eichenberg. I know you wouldn’t like that, Hulkster.

  35. M13, I think we’re going to see this formation often. Think of our personnel and who do you think plays where?

  36. mf13ss says:

    Deep Safety: Jevon Holland (man)
    Shallow Safety: Brandon Jones (zone)
    CBs: X (man), Ramsey (zone)
    LBs: Baker, Long, Phillips (spy)
    DL: Wilkins, Sieler, Ogbah, Chubb (lined up outside)

    • I think you need to remove Sieler for another corner. Phillips and Chubb are going to be the edge guys standing up.

      • mf13ss says:

        There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s all a matter of preference against the team we’re playing that week.

        So if ya want to remove Sieler for another CB, give me Darth Kader or Nik Needham as that CB. But again, it depends on who we’re playing against.

      • This is a 4-2-5 nickel against 11 personnel. You had a 4-3 defensive formation. Where is Phillips as a spy and who’s covering the slot receiver inside Chase?

      • mf13ss says:

        OH! I didn’t even recognize that this was a screen shot against the Bengals! I was merely looking at the Defense and only the Defense, figuring who would play where in a general/generic sense.

        SO, like I said(!), it’s all contingent upon the adversary.

        Yeah, when you’re playing against Chase, Higgins, and Boyd… OBVIOUSLY you’d have 3 (or more) CBs out there.

      • mf13ss says:

        And that’s EXACTLY why we would want our D-Line to get pressure on Joe Burrow. Do ya feel me?

      • What’s cool about the addition of Ramsey is he can play a rover role. If our depth with Kohou, Needham and Williams is where it needs to be, we can use Ramsey in a lot of different roles. As a CB he can play man or zone, you can use him to blitz and you can disguise him as a Shallow Safety/LB. He’s the type of player where the QB has to look around for where Ramsey is and what he thinks he might do. He’s a top level defender that draws that type of attention.

      • mf13ss says:

        Our D-Line — over the last 3 years — couldn’t pop a pimple as it pertains to a classic pass-rush. It MUST get better.

      • The personnel I see is:
        Edge Chubb
        DT Wilkins
        DT Ogbah
        Edge Phillips

        LB Baker
        LB Long

        CB Ramsey, Howard and Needham/Kohou could play any of the roles.

        S Holland and Jones the same but Holland is the better deep safety. That’s how we can mix it up not just in scheme but personnel. I think there will be times when Jones comes off the field and we add another corner with Ramsey as a rover.

        Both Chubb and Phillips can play on either side and the same with Wilkins and Ogbah. They can all play the run. Not only do we challenge the OL with different matchups with the same 4, we can do that at LB and in the secondary too. You play with your best personnel but also move them around to keep things uncomfortable.

  37. mf13ss says:

    If we draft Adetomiwa Adebawore, “away go your problems, down the drain!”

    Bootsy Collins – Roto-Rooter

  38. CavalierKong says:

    “Individuals within NFL circles seem to believe the New York Jets have no plan B in mind if they don’t acquire Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason. ”

    I so hope this is true, lolol

  39. M13, I’m not against adding another DL or pass rusher. It’s a premium position and teams rotate guys throughout a game. This is a blog article about defense and we’re delving in. Good stuff! I want our defense to be a terror. We have the talent to be very good as is.

  40. Rockphin says:

    highest rated player on their board, with the tie breakers going to guys who are students of the game.

  41. Rockphin says:


  42. Rockphin says:

    Piggy, this is a MUST HAVE on vinyl.

  43. Rockphin says:

    The side to side front to back sliding of the balance will make you float away

  44. Players like Davis and Sieler will get their snaps in situations. Early in the game teams usually want to establish a solid running game. Then you have short yardage, goal line or trying to run out of the end zone when pinned inside the 5. All sorts of situations for specific personnel. We’ve got talent for different situations.

    Malik Reed and AVG are solid backup edge guys when Phillips and Chubb need a breather or have a stinger. Ogbah can also be that at times with Sieler in the lineup. Lots of combinations. Depth is cool. 🙂

  45. pheloniusphish says:

    Beatles still suck

  46. M13, from what you’ve been saying you want us to draft the BPA. That’s what I would do too. Don’t reach for need. Your roster gets better with better players. Doh!!! LOL

  47. Phish, so this is not a beautiful song?

  48. Half of what you listen to today started here.

  49. Randy says:

    If Schmidt….C from Minnesota drops to #51, I’d nab him. Plug him in at C…move Williams to LG. I think Schmidt will be really solid but not great 10 year starter in the NFL….and he might slip a little.

  50. manitobafinfan says:

    This entire album is great …

  51. manitobafinfan says:

    I refer to this as RAW RUSH… before the intricacies and production.. MY favorite Rush album

    In the Mood

  52. Mike E. says:

    Randy – I’ve seen Schmidt going to the Jets in a couple mocks. They have 2 picks in the low 40″s, possibly back to back, not sure.

  53. son of a son of a shula says:

    Love her voice

  54. son of a son of a shula says:

    Doggie, get the Telecaster then do this

  55. Wyoming85 says:

  56. son of a son of a shula says:

    My nephew Jeff is the bass player, they just put this out

  57. son of a son of a shula says:

    Jeff isn’t even the best bassist in the family his younger brother Steve I call him John Entwhistle he’s like that with a true style with it. The youngest brother Tim started playing drums so it would be Steve on bass and Jeff on guitar and they would just jam in the bedroom where the drum set was.
    Steve typical story –
    He’s got a day time job
    he’s doin alright
    He doesn’t want to make it cry or sing…

    So Jeff becomes the bassist for Propaganjah an upcoming Reggae outfit. He’s also a tattoo artist.

  58. manitobafinfan says:

    Last one … another great start to finish album

  59. The Flying Pig says:

    I didn’t expect to learn that the Beatles were furries reading the blog this morning

    Eh….thanks for the info…

  60. Randy says:

    I haven’t looked at any mock drafts. I know Schmidt was thought to probably be a 30-50 pick. But, he’s also a guy….because he’s not an elite athlete…that might slip a little. He’s just one of those guys who has nice value if he slips a little. Probably wishful thinking on my part.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      And diamonds cut steel!

      as in, our WRs (diamonds) will get better practicing against those guys, and our DBs will get better practicing against Hill and Waddle and Berrios and our D coaches will work on a daily basis against extreme speed, and our QBs and OC will try to not turn the ball over every play against our All-Pro CBs, and we the fans will just have a grand old time with it all as the results will be we’re odds on faves to go deep in the POs.

  61. The Flying Pig says:


    They seemed really happy with Williams at center last year. But we know he can play guard, so maybe they are willing to move him

    It’s a little easier to find a center a little later in the draft
    So I can see spending an early pick on a center to find a starter

    Schmidtz is ranked pretty highly by a lot of experts

    He might be the first Interior lineman off the board

  62. The Flying Pig says:

    Pork and Potatoes

    51: R2 P20 OT Cody Mauch – North Dakota State
    84: R3 P21 C John Michael Schmitz – Minnesota
    178: R6 P1 LB DeMarvion Overshown – Texas
    238: R7 P21 TE Zack Kuntz – Old Dominion

  63. Randy says:

    Really? Wow. I know Schmitz is seen as the best C and a nice prospect, but I had no clue he might be the first OL taken. That seems a bit much….but it is kind of a weak OL draft. Oh well, so much for my delusions. Lol

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Not first OL

      There will be plenty of OTs before he is taken
      First interior OL

      So I’ve read anyway

      I’m not following the draft like I have in years past but I’ve read a lot of people high on him

  64. I wonder if we trade back to acquire more picks. Or at least another pick.

  65. The Flying Pig says:


    Does your nephew sell vinyl albums. Maybe it will be one of my next…lol

    • A friend of mine told me that he heard some original vinyl records – Led Zeppelin for instance on the Atlantic label are worth up to $25,000. I have a version of all of them somewhere. Not sure if they’re in the condition that would be worth that kind of money because they were from my teenage years and I played them a lot and I’m sure there are some scratches and skips. LOL

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Yeah – all the stuff you buy now is worthless for resale value

        The leadbelly 💿 I bought today is music he made in 1933 but the actual vinly is spotless and was probably created in the last decade

  66. Rockphin says:

    Texted a bunch of you guys a video of Madden 23, Healthy offense unstoppable. LOL

  67. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on new records the last week so
    Didn’t realize how expensive vinyl has become

    Liked all the suggestions but the last couple of day but today I mixed it up

    Yesterday I went to a new store around 30 rock in Manhattan – somewhat overpriced and sort of newish , not a great used selection
    I bought a white stripes greatest hits album, mudhoney (I love them from the 90s) and a fugazi album

    Then today o went to two stores in Brooklyn and they had much better used stuff
    I got Radiohead, Nina Simone, Leadbelly, Peter Tosh, Miles Davis, Killing Joke & Pearl Jam
    Some of those albums were like $5 or $6
    So I bargain shopped

    • Nice variation of music, Piggy.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I admit, I don’t always have such a variety in my day to day listening but this is supposed to be a collection of things I can rely on to enjoy

        So some of the stuff I listen to at home relaxing or while cooking is a little different than what I listen to on the treadmill
        I was listening to the Lead Belly album earlier today and it’s amazing

  68. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim Piggs,
    Jeff and his brothers are metal AF but they knew the guys from Prop when they needed a Bass player they would have taken either brother. This worked out well and you can see the band is now working with a label and the production value is way better than anything they’ve done before. They played in the Keys last weekend. Three nights three different events. So it’s exciting to see them or specifically my nephew getting some notoriety it’s pretty cool.
    Not sure exactly what they’re working on with the studio but if any vinyl comes out of it you’ll get one.

  69. Piggy, do you know of Esperanza Spalding? Here’s a taste. She’s friggin amazing. There’s lot of videos of her playing live.

  70. Grier, McDaniel and OC Smith showed interest in TE Brenton Strange PSU at his pro day.

  71. ESPN ranked our roster 3rd best in the NFL.

  72. CavalierKong says:

    I know you had a surgery, OD. I hope you’re recovered and are watching the game.

    FAU up 4 points on #3 ranked Kansas St at the half.

  73. randydolfan1947 says:

    FAU played a very strong First half! Onr more half like this AND FAU WILL BE HEADED TO THE FINAL FOUR!!!
    mY SURGERY WENT WELL. I meet the surgeon on Monday for a full post -op


  74. mf13ss says:

    Thy Knight (@ThyKnight3) says:
    March 24, 2023 at 6:38 pm
    M13, I’m not against adding another DL or pass rusher. It’s a premium position and teams rotate guys throughout a game. This is a blog article about defense and we’re delving in. Good stuff! I want our defense to be a terror. We have the talent to be very good as is.
    HELL YEAH!!! 😀

  75. mf13ss says:

    Thy Knight (@ThyKnight3) says:
    March 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm
    Grier, McDaniel and OC Smith showed interest in TE Brenton Strange PSU at his pro day.
    Unless Darnell Washington falls to us @ 51, I’m currently looking at either Strange or Camren McDonald from FSU to be our drafted TE.

  76. mf13ss says:

    I took a look at Darius Rush, CB, South Carolina, yesterday (highlights only), and I think he could be a sleeper pick for us: 6’2″, 198, with a 79 5/8″ wingspan? Oh… and a 4.36 40-time?

    He’s currently projected to be a 3rd-4th round draft pick. I must delve into his tape to see why he could slip to day 3.

  77. steveccnv says:

    OD do

  78. M13, what do you think if we traded down?

    I was looking at the common trade value chart so if we traded to the end of the 2nd round (60-63), a 3rd would be the value. We might have to give up a 2024 7th. So now it’s one extra pick and basically three 3rds. It comes down to how Grier and Co. view the draft after 50. This is not a top heavy amazing prospect type of draft. A good amount of good prospects though.

    • mf13ss says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if we traded down to get more picks. Not sure I would recommend as much in an overall weak Draft, but that’s just me.

      Me? I’d be more prone to trade up to nail a solid prospect this year.

      Tim, I can’t tell you how pissed off I am at Steve Ross for setting us back a 1st rounder this year… and a 3rd rounder next year.

      • That’s why you trade down. The top is not elite so why act like it is.

        I have not heard of one prospect you can’t pass on. We all know the QBs always get pushed to the top. But I don’t see franchise QB locks in this draft and it always starts there.

        This draft might be a trade down draft with quantity over questionable quality. We don’t have a say in the 1st round because of the doofus Ross. It sucks for sure. But it’s done.

        Trading down might also be a salary cap approach in what most say is a mediocre draft. Lots of good prospects, it lacks in elite talent.

  79. randydolfan1947 says:

    What an AMAZING COMEBACK!!! FLORIDA ATLANTIC did NOT panic when they were down 7 in the second half. Instead they amped-up their defense an started sinking 3 pointers and PRESTO, FLORIDA ATLANTIC IS GOING TO “THE FINAL FOUR” IN HOUSTON!!

    I’D LIKE TO NOMINATE MR RUSTY MAY for Division 1 coach of the year!! THIS IS the most amazing job of coaching I’ve EVER SEEN IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL!! – – HOPEFULLY FAU can secure his services for many years to come.

    TIME to break ground on a new 10,000 seat arena on campus. The current one, which seats just under 3,000, has been outdated for many years.

    GO-O-O-O OWLS!!

  80. CavalierKong says:

    Congrats, OD!

    The wife and I went out to a restaurant for our anniversary. She was gracious about me going up to the bar and watching the last 10 minutes of the game, lol.

  81. mf13ss says:

  82. bailbondmike says:

    OD, this is becoming more memorable than the Florida Gulf Coast “Dunk City” run back in 2013 who only made it to the sweet 16, I believe.

  83. mf13ss says:

    Thy Knight (@ThyKnight3) says:
    March 25, 2023 at 9:54 pm
    That’s why you trade down. The top is not elite so why act like it is…
    See, that’s exactly why I’d be willing to trade UP… in order to nab somebody who is actually worth it, being the falloff @ around 51 is truly unsettling but for a few players who may slip to us.

    JMO as always.

  84. bailbondmike says:

    It was really fun watching Dunk City that year.

  85. mf13ss says:

    Don’t know what pisses me off more: my guy Adetomiwa Adebawore going in the 1st round, or us taking Sam LaPorta over both Drew Sanders and Emmanuel Forbes 😡

  86. When looking at the draft with LB in mind I don’t see it. Baker, Long, Riley and Tindall as off-ball LBs. Chubb, Phillips, Reed, AVG and Goode at OLB/Edge.

    You think Fangio had some say with the additions on defense? Add Ramsey to most of the secondary last year coming back. 🙂

  87. bailbondmike says:

    In years past, I was always hated trading up, but I get it. The trade ups for Eich and Hunter Long did not go so well. With only 4 picks this year and only 5 next year, I am fearful they will do it for the wrong player again and waste a pick we don’t havve to spare.

    There a just a couple of players I think who would be worth it.

    I would be more for a trade down as we have a ton of roster spots to fill. As it stands, we will probably be signing 15 or more UDFA’s to fill out the roster along with a couple more vets after June 1 when the Jones money clears. Trading down 10 spots gains you another 3rd, you will get a higher quality prospect in the 3rd than an UDFA and not really lose much value between 51 and 61.

  88. bailbondmike says:

    M13, I said the exact same thing yesterday afternoon:

    bailbondmike says:
    March 24, 2023 at 2:10 pm
    There is a mock (4 round) done by Chad Reuter. Has us taking TE Sam Laporta at #51 with these players still on the board:
    OT Dawand Jones
    OT Matthew Bergeron
    DT/NT Mazi Smith
    ILB Drew Sanders
    RB Jahmyr Gibbs
    CB Emanuel Forbes
    I would be disappointed with that. Then at #84 has us taking Edge Derick Hall.

    Glad he is not our GM.
    Great minds, LOL

  89. bailbondmike says:

    Did 2 trade downs.

    68. Siaki Ika DT Baylor
    97. Carter Warren OT Pittsburgh
    108. Sean Tucker RB Syracuse
    139. Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson CB TCU
    150. Braeden Daniels OG Utah
    197. Camren McDonald TE Florida State
    238. Connor Galvin OT Baylor

    Also swapped our 2024 6th for a 2024 4th in one of the trades.

  90. bailbondmike says:

    63. Mazi Smith DT Michigan
    84. Warren McClendon OT Georgia
    122. Braeden Daniels OG Utah
    178. Keaton Mitchell RB East Carolina
    197. Camren McDonald TE Florida State
    238. Ben Sims TE Baylor

  91. bailbondmike says:

    3 trade downs. I like this one the best though Gibbs will not fall that far. lol

    58. Jahmyr Gibbs RB Alabama
    89. Ivan Pace Jr. LB Cincinnati
    129. Wanya Morris OT Oklahoma
    133. Braeden Daniels OG Utah
    172. Riley Moss CB Iowa
    197. Jalen Redmond DT Oklahoma
    199. Camren McDonald TE Florida State
    238. Jeremy Banks LB Tennessee

  92. Wyoming85 says:

    51.Luke Musgrave TE Oregon State
    84.Warren McClendon OT Georgia
    197.Juice Scruggs OC Penn State
    238.Keondre Coburn DT Texas

    • bailbondmike says:

      I think Musgrave is like a Gesicki clone. Though he is slightly better after the catch (doesn’t run like a giraffe). He has not lined up in line much and considered a “get in the way blocker” and not a mauler. Maybe he has it in him to improve in that area more so than Gesicki.

      He is a very good receiving TE.

  93. Rockphin says:

    Big John Jenkins is back

  94. ukfinfan says:

    OD – this tweets for you

    Can I have a perfect season now please 🙏 😉

  95. Ken says:

    Still need OL 😡

  96. Rockphin says:

    Playing with Tyreek Hill really is like having a cheat code. Hike the ball count to two, press Tyreek’s button, press and hold Square, touchdown!

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