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Martin's struggles becoming national news??

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Fin-Omenal, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Da 'Fins

    Da 'Fins Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I also think Revis may not be what he used to be. But, I think you are right in that there may not be any real "shut-down" CBs in the league right now. Revis (like Deion) basically took away 1/4 or 1/3 of the field in the passing game.

    Sherman has potential but hasn't proven to be a complete shut-down player. But, as you note, Revis has consistently been there. Sherman has to prove it a couple more years. He reminds me of Mel Blount more than any CB since, well, Mel Blount. His strength, size and physicality make it very tough to get by him. He doesn't have the speed of Revis (Revis had both speed and physical strength to combat WRs).

    I am hoping that Jamar Taylor will get there in technique, instincts, physicality, and speed (he's pretty fast).

    I'd like to see us sign Grimes to a longer term deal ... But he too, though very good, is not a shut-down player. Just does not have the physical strength to be that kind of player.

    I hope Jordan is a top 5 at his position some day - but, he could also be a bit of a bust. Will be interesting to see him at full health. Really think he'll be a significantly different and better player next year.
     
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  2. Aquafin

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    I can agree with you there but I wonder if Ronnie Brown and Reggie Bush actually made the oline look better and these backs are just barely getting the job done ?

    if Ricky was in the line up and was young enough then our oline might look better then it is. just a thought.
     
  3. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    I thought the OL we had in 09 was pretty damn good. Elite even.
     
  4. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    It was, and then Smiley and Grove fell totally apart.
     
  5. Triggercut

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    Should change title from "struggles" to "success"
     
  6. MrClean

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    Then too, look at their WRs. Low round picks or UDFAs. This year they took Kenny Stills and Nick Toon in the 4th or 5th and both are playing lights out so far.
     
  7. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    He is also good at moving around, buying time, extending the play. Everyone talks about Big Ben doing that so well, but Brees is as good or better at it.
     
  8. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Wanted to draft him real bad.
     
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  9. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    You mean Brees back in the day? I think most of us did.
     
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  10. invid

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    Toon was last year but I agree.
     
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  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I didn't.

    I did want to sign him as a free agent.
     
  12. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    how would you rate the latest draft class so far....all in all i think you gotta be disappointed a little, Jordan and Taylor haven´t seen the field really and both are hurt right now, taylor tweaked his groin again today, but came back in after a few plays, but will he practice tomorrow ?, davis having good and bad moments and the rest...well see how that unfolds
     
  13. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    ^^^ My buddy at work that is a Saints fan tells me a few times every year how glad he is Miami passed...hurts to this day.
     
  14. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    As far as preseason goes, that's what I thought.
     
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  15. LBsFinest

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    It was very very good, and that was with bum *** Chad Henne behind it. Rafael is reaching big time, the struggles in building the OL are due to bad player evaluations, period.
     
  16. WhiteIbanez

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    Jake Long always had bad feet and hips in pass protection. Agree.
     
  17. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Satele, DThomas, and EMathis said to tell Parcells to suck a whole bag of dick.
     
  18. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Disappointed in that they got injured, but not disappointed in drafting them at all. And all rookies have up and down seasons. Despite what happens this season, I still think 2014 is going to be our season to shine.
     
  19. cuchulainn

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    Yeah, thanks Wanny and Saban.
     
  20. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    Who did you want, if you can recall?
     
  21. 72 Dolphins

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    Ditto
     
  22. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I agree. My least favorite player drafted at the time, based on where he was drafted and who else was available though, was Dallas Thomas.
     
  23. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I sure wish we had any two of those 3 right now. At least with Satele we were able to trade him, and the part of it that was trading draft slots in the 4th of 2009 allowed us to take Hartline.
     
  24. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    JMart is rated 2nd not 11th, and Jake is rated 151st
     

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