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Dolphins team report from Yahoo sports 6-7-10

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by cobrajet, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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  2. Bpk

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    Thanks, Cobra.

    Some interesting stuff in there, and a lot of it is stuff we've seen in the papers around Miami over the past few weeks.

    The best team report I've read on us recently was done by Ethan Skolnick in the Athlon NFL 2010 Season Preview write-up for the Dolphins. He alluded to a lot of the behind the scenes things that went on with the Dolphins' decisions this offseason, and last season. Just a very well-informed overview.

    I did enjoy reading this yahoo overview too though!

    Thanks again.
     
  3. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    THanks for the link, good read.
     
  4. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Good stuff. Pretty nice read. Thanks
     
  5. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    I am glad you folks enjoyed the link. I found some good info in there and thought it was worth sharing. I think what most impressed me was the news tidbit about them turning FB Rolly Lumbala into a TE.

    "...the Dolphins are attempting to convert fullback Rolly Lumbala (notes) to tight end."

    I never saw that one coming. I hope it works out for them / us better than the last time we tried this with FB Keith Byars back in the JJ years. Man alive, I just can't wait for the season to start. I feel like and expectant father. This team is really going to be great this year.


    Happy reading,
    -Cobrajet
     
  6. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    Good article, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's the return of the mythical 3-gap responsibility.
     
  8. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He apparently has college experience as both a tight end and a runningback in addition to fullback.
     
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    :lol:

    I think this writer may be quickly assuming its a 2 gap defense, when in reality, it's not. There are some 2 gap in it but it's not a full blown 2 gap, as you know.

    I still don't know what 3 gap responsibility is though. :lol:
     
  10. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Thanks for the link.

    I think Fasano can return to being that nice red zone target, but I still think they want a TE that can stretch the seam. I don't know whether Lumbala can be that guy, but I do see it as one of the teams bigger needs.

    I also think that the decision at FS will be the biggest factor in our season's success (outside of Henne's development, but that's not a decision per say). IMO Culver played well, if not spectacularly last year. I think that if he had been our FS all year we would have one two more games on that alone. He doesn't have great range and isn't a play maker, but he was a solid tackler and seemed to be rarely out of position. I think that alone would cut the number of big plays we allowed in half. Our defense would make a quantum leap if we can do that. Clemons has far more physical talent, but he clearly wasn't ready last year. Obviously, I can't say whether he's ready now.
     
  11. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm guessing that he means that Odrick may align in different positions and be responsible for three gaps at different times, but not three gaps on one play.
     
  12. CaribPhin

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    Third gap is the one he knocks into the teeth of Tom Brady.
     
  13. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    That's great news for us because this regime loves multi-use players. I hope he can pull it off and stick around a while.
     
  14. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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    That is a good read thanks for sharing that. I am really excited about the upcoming season. There is so many good things going on right now. I really would like to see this team do great things.
     
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  15. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    We had gobs of talent and added more in the draft. I think we really would have done much better last year but had too many key injuries. However the injuries to key people gave us the rare opportunity to season our 2nd and 3rd string players and evaluate them first hand, and in some cases for many weeks.

    If we didn't have the bad season last year we wouldn't have been able to get a great draft spot that we had, and because we were playing scrubs, we knew exactly where we needed depth. I know it sounds odd but the bad season last year was the best thing that could have happened to this team. We will be all the better for it.

    The Jets were a flash in the pan and played over their heads, the Patriots and in decay and the Bills are years away from contention. In short, I see no way this team doesn't do battle for the division title and next year I am picking a super bowl appearance.
     
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  16. Disgustipate

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    I think what's happens is that somehow "3-technique" gets used in the same general con ersations as one and two gap and it seems like a logical progression. I mean, why in the hell would "technique" be used to describe positioning rather than play style?
     
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    I agree with you about us and the opportunity that injuries presented us with in solidifying our bench.

    But the Jets have a ferocious Defense and a rising star at QB, and they only got better this offseason. They are going to be tough.
     
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    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    They will be tough, but we beat them last year with a horrid DB and many injuries. They do have a good "D" but they are much like their coach, forceful and stupid.
     
  20. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    The only thing that really scares me about the Jets is Braylon Edwards. Thank god he drops the ball (most times)
     

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