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    Default B.J. Cunningham Update

    Looks like a bunch of nothing, but figured I would post it here anyway:

    WR B.J. Cunningham reportedly "performed at a high level the rest of the way" in offseason practices.
    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7627/bj-cunningham
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    Hmmm, goes against everything that our locals were reporting ya know, I'm hoping this kid just had to go thru some adjustment phases, dropping balls was not part of his repertoire in college, it shouldn't be in the pros..

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    Quote Originally Posted by djphinfan View Post
    Hmmm, goes against everything that our locals were reporting ya know, I'm hoping this kid just had to go thru some adjustment phases, dropping balls was not part of his repertoire in college, it shouldn't be in the pros..
    I wouldn't trust that report. At all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djphinfan View Post
    Hmmm, goes against everything that our locals were reporting ya know, I'm hoping this kid just had to go thru some adjustment phases, dropping balls was not part of his repertoire in college, it shouldn't be in the pros..
    The locals didn't really say much about BJ Cunningham other than the first few practices
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    Yep, Not buying it. Only thing I read was that he was dropping passes. Never much more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckparrothead View Post
    I wouldn't trust that report. At all.
    The report that he was dropping passes or that he played better?


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    Time for Hard Knocks so we get a possible peak for ourselfs.

    And that photo of him? What a blank stare anybody home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingMotion View Post
    The report that he was dropping passes or that he played better?
    A report from Russ Lande updating the public about one of 'his' guys, which acknowledges reports that we've all heard (Cunningham struggling) and then brings out something nobody has heard (that he performed at a "high level" the rest of the way). Let me put it this way, he was going to find a way to write something positive about B.J. Cunningham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckparrothead View Post
    A report from Russ Lande updating the public about one of 'his' guys, which acknowledges reports that we've all heard (Cunningham struggling) and then brings out something nobody has heard (that he performed at a "high level" the rest of the way). Let me put it this way, he was going to find a way to write something positive about B.J. Cunningham.
    He could have performed high in another way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingMotion View Post
    He could have performed high in another way.
    Well there's always that, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingMotion View Post
    He could have performed high in another way.
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    Don't shoot the messenger... I just saw this and thought I would pass it along. It sounds like Rotoworld took it out of context in the grand scheme of things then.
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    No, not your fault, and not rotoworld's fault either. I don't think they took anything out of context. But I know for a fact Russ Lande wasn't at any of those practices so immediately I have to question where he got his info from that B.J. Cunningham "performed at a high level" after his initial couple of days of failure. That is not something we've seen even hinted at elsewhere and I wonder if one of the reporters didn't just tell Lande that Cunningham struggled at first but then leveled out, and Lande took a bit of artistic license with that and said "performed at a high level".
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    Quote Originally Posted by xphinfanx View Post
    Time for Hard Knocks so we get a possible peak for ourselfs.

    And that photo of him? What a blank stare anybody home?
    We'll know soon enough, either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCF FINatic View Post
    Don't shoot the messenger... I just saw this and thought I would pass it along. It sounds like Rotoworld took it out of context in the grand scheme of things then.
    No worries, those who don't like his game will disregard the report, those who do will take it as a positive.

    When the pads come on OTA darlings tend to disappear and real players step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padre31 View Post
    No worries, those who don't like his game will disregard the report, those who do will take it as a positive.

    When the pads come on OTA darlings tend to disappear and real players step up.
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    I don't really see Cunningham making the final roster. Assuming the Dolphins keep five receivers on the final roster, it would appear at this time that the three receivers who are most likely to be on the finale roster are Hartline, Bess, and Naanee. That leaves Cunningham battling Ochocinco, Gates, Fuller, Hogan, Matthews, Moore, Pruitt, and Wallace for the two remaining spots on the roster.

    I don't expect Ochocinco to make the final roster since I think he has lost more then one step and he just isn't the receiver he was a few years ago. I also would be surprised to see Gates make the roster this season. I think the final two spot will come down to Moore, Pruitt, or Wallace. Cunningham might be offered a position on the practice squad if he shows some promise in the preseason, but if he continues to drop passes, I expect him to be cut well before the final roster is set.

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    I don't ever remember thinking Orande Gadsden would make the roster either. Let us all wait and see when the pads go on and training camp begins full force.

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    To be fair I don't care how guys "perform" in camp. Even rookies. I care that they are starting to understand the system and where they should be on the field, so forth. He will get at least a couple preseason games to show what he can do on the field.
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    Just makes me want to watch Hard Knocks even more. When does it air? Channel; NFL? Need to think about setting the DVR so I don't miss any.
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