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Dolphins expected to keep only two Quarterbacks on the active roster

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatic8480, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Finatic8480

    Finatic8480 New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    A reliable source has confirmed to me tonight the Dolphins have a plan in place to start the season with just two QBs on the active roster. The third QB is expected to be signed to the practice squad. Fins could sign Devlin to the PS if he clears waivers or Adam Froman who they worked out today.
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  2. rdhstlr23

    rdhstlr23 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Gooh. Neither Devlin, Brandstater, Froman, or O'Connell is worth of a roster spotl
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  3. Colmax

    Colmax Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Brandstater was with someone else. Dallas?
  4. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Yes. Spears put a couple good hits on him last night.
  5. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    That's what a reliable league source told me too. My own two eyes.
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  6. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2007
    Devlin could potentially worth that 3rd qb roster spot but isn't now. Especially when he can be on the practice squad. I'll take him there.

    DOLPHANITY Wooo Dolphins

    Oct 21, 2009
    I dont know in detail exactly how it works but to my understanding they can use that extra roster spot towards another position, right? If so, why the hell does every team use more than 2 slots on qbs? Its not like a 3rd sting qb has ever been useful towards winning a season or anything if the main qb goes down. The only reason I can see multiple qbs used is if you have special packages like a tebow or vick 2 years ago type of thing. Or am I just crazy?
  8. Zeke0123

    Zeke0123 message board ******* Club Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    I hope they only keep 8 OL and 2TE as well keep room for the returner WR and DB spots as well.
  9. bg12dm13cp10

    bg12dm13cp10 New Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    You keep the third QB so you can develop him for the future. If you put a young rookie with great potential like Devlin on the PS, you will lose him, then you have no future.

    Besides this organization is totally clueless when it comes to QB or winning.
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  10. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    You, like many of us are just crazy....hehehehe, but I digress...I think the new rule change about the designation of the 3rd qb will change how teams look at this roster spot. The prudent thing, as you said, is to keep the 3rd guy on the PS and not activate him unless you have to, like if the first or 2nd guy are injured or whatever. I think there are only a handful of times I've seen the 3rd guy get into a game, except for those times you stated where there are packages and the 1st guy gets hurt and usually even if the 3rd guy is in the game, it's because they are desperate at that point. I think this is exactly why the rules were changed and that was to acquire an additional roster spot for gamedays...
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  11. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Coconut Grove
    You keep a third qb in case the starter and the 2nd QB are both knocked out of the game, or in case the 2nd QB has to come in and is ineffective. Call me old school, but I don't like it.
  12. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    That may be the case. Everyone will be doing the same so unless there is someone else who's QB goes down during the week teams shouldn't have to worry. On the other hand, if I am a QB like say Devlin (I'm not sure I agree with that assessment of him, but assuming you could be right) then I have a chance to be picked up by a team and get on an active roster... There is a chance that you lose the guy to a team that needs a QB but everyone will be doing the same and what if you have 3 QBs on your roster (like Denver with Orton, Quinn and Tebow ??) and none of them qualify for the PS ?? Those teams will be at a disadvantage on gameday. As I said above, I think this rule change was made at the insistence of GMs and coaches who have to worry about having the right guys active game day... I don't know the chances that Devlin is our heir apparent to Henne yet, but I think I'd rather have an extra OL or LBer or whatever I'm short of due to injury that week than a guy that won't get into the game...

    There always will be the chance you lose a guy from the PS, but at most everyone will be in the same boat...
  13. muscle979

    muscle979 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Evans, GA
    We ended up using a third QB last season, so what do they do if that happens again? How embarrassing would it be to have nobody to play QB in the middle of a game because they only kept two on the roster.
  14. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

    Nov 25, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    That was partially because our first stringer was made of glass. Though I do worry a bit with our shaky OL.

    I think a few teams will do this in 2011 to take advantage of the new rules.
  15. Southbeach

    Southbeach Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    Wildcat :)
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  16. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

    Nov 28, 2007
    New York
    Daniel Thomas was a HS QB...worst case scenario he can turn and hand off which is basically what a 3rd string QB does anyway. Keep the best 53 regardless of position. If you get in to QB 3 territory you are in the Luck/Barkley Bowl anyway and if youre in it you may as well win it.
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  17. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Like NO with Canfield/Chase ?? Like Indy with Painter/Orlovsky ?? Like the Cards with Bartel/Hall/Croyle?? I think this really depends on your QB situation in general. What's Philly gonna do with VY hurt now ?? Mike Kafka ??

    You have to have two things to do this. One, is a no questions asked #1 guy (not necessarily an elite guy, but one that is your main guy) and two is a solid guy you are comfortable putting in should your #1 get hurt and then maybe you can have that young buck taking a roster spot to develop, if you have that much confidence in him. I don't think any of the three backups in Ariz are that kind of guy. Tebow might be that kind of guy, but you invested a #1 draft choice in him, so he'd better be developed.

    Too many teams don't have that luxury and will not given the 'win today' mantra in today's NFL. It used to be a 3-4 yr development cycle for players...not any more...I think this is why we see so many draft busts nowadays...guys like John McCargo drafted in the first round 2 yrs ago and being cut from his second team yesterday. Like Gholston, Maybin, White, etc...If you are a great organization, like the Saints, NE or Philly, maybe you can develop these guys, but not struggling organizations like ours...
  18. Frayser

    Frayser Barstool Philosopher Club Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Exactly. If we happen to lose both Henne and Moore in a single game, I think we'll just go Wildcat with Thomas.
  19. Southbeach

    Southbeach Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    I would prefer to keep Livas over a 3rd QB. He has made every right decision on returns, gives us a legit chance to break a play, will play a lot more, keeps Bess fresher, and could well be a difference maker in winning a game or two.

    Yes, I do like the guy. :)
  20. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    I agree about Livas. I don't expect that he'll have a bunch of TDs or anything (two return TDs is a great season for any returner). But I do expect that he'll make very few (if any) errors and make the first guy miss quite a bit of the time. I think there's more value in that than in any third QB on our roster.
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  21. Southbeach

    Southbeach Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    If Livas gives us an extra 5 yards by making the first guy miss, gives us an extra 10 yards by making VG decisions or, having teams kick away from him, and breaks a play or two, he is a welcome addition.

    I don't like using Bess on returns. Regardless of how good a shape he's in, returns do take something out of him (especially in Miami heat), which would be better served by him on O.
  22. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I'd do that too. Not sure it would effect the DBs though. I think 9 make it there no matter how the offense aligns for numbers. 8 OL, 2 TE, you could keep 6 WRS plus a RS like Livas.
  23. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2007

    Keeping 7 WRs would not be smart...Cut Wallace and move on with Livas and Moore.
  24. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

  25. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

    Aug 15, 2010
    Reliable source?
  26. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral PC Texas A&M, Bro Club Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Swamps of Jersey
    If you're down to a 3rd QB in a game you're probably pretty much screwed anyway. And double if it has to last more than just that game.
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