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Branch and Quinn could be gone

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are faced with rebuilding their defensive line, nearly from scratch. They’re expected to release defensive end Robert Quinn in the process, and likely Andre Branch as well.

    Quinn had 6.5 sacks and started every game after being acquired from the Rams last spring, but his release will save $12.9 million in cap space. Branch would clear $7 million off the books as well.

    With Cameron Wake an unrestricted free agent, the Dolphins could have a whole new look, as they embark on a rebuild in many other areas as well.
     
  2. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Losing Quinn and Wake is going to hurt as bad as getting kicked in the nuts...TWICE
     
  3. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Why? This is a full rebuild. You're going to have to endure bad football for 2-3 years.
     
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  4. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End

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    As much as I want Wake to retire here that may well be something that just doesn't happen. I don't think its going to bad football for 3 years. I think next year will be bad but if Flores iis worth his salt and Grier is as smart as we hope he is I think we will see serious improvement in year 2 of this thing.
     
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  5. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Our defensive line created almost no pressure. This will hurt as much as being kicked in the nuts twice....if you didnt have nuts to begin with.

    Much as I love Wake he is done and Quinn was mediocre at best.
     
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  6. Wilkimania

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    I think they'd have kept Quinn if cutting him wasn't going to save $13 million. Saving $20million on a defensive line that didn't create enough pressure last year makes a lot of sense to the front office, especially when this draft is meant to be deep in these positions.
     
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  7. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I really like Wake. He got held so often that it just looked normal. I wish he could retire a Dolphin.
     
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  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Wake was still one of the better pass rushers last season.

    PFF rated him as the 15th best pass rusher last season. Not in the top five as usually but far from done.
     
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  9. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I guess done isnt the right word. Can we say on the decline and not worth planning around?

    I wouldn't mind him back I guess, it isnt my money and we should have cap room, but I think its best for everyone to part ways.
     
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  10. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    That is fair.
    I love Wake. I am torn. I want him to retire a Dolphin.
    However, he is getting up there and I do doubt that Miami is going to contend next year even if they do not "tank"
    As long as he is out of the AFC east I will root for him
     
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  11. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He was hurt part of the season so that may have "hurt" his rankings.
     
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  12. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Our defensive performance the last 3 years wasn't due to a lack of talented players, it was due to a lack of a talented defensive scheme hence, the firing of the coaching staff.
     
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  13. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    To a degree, but individual talent still wins match ups a good portion of the time. Especially along the line.
     
  14. mooseguts

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    Last year with the Rams Quinn had 38 total pressures and 8.5 sacks while playing 374 pass rush snaps
    This year he had 39 total pressures and 6.5 sacks while playing 336 pass rush snaps

    Two different teams 2 similar results.
     
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  15. canesz06

    canesz06 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't we endured bad football for the past 15 almost 20 years?
     
  16. ripper1961

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    Branch has been cut.
     
  17. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Mediocre football. You'll see bad football the next 32 games.
     
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  18. Deus ex dolphin

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    I'd like to see Wake get a chance with the Saints. Maybe Wake and Brees can go out on top.
     

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