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The Pennington Plan

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Tin Indian, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    Assuming Darlington's info is accurate, it doesn't look too promising for White at Qb. At least this year.

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    The Dolphins' plan, barring an offer that's too tempting to ignore, remains to keep both Pennington and Thigpen on the roster.
    The new depth chart at quarterback doesn't speak well for the future of second-year quarterback Pat White, making it more important than ever for White to prove worthy of a niche role by the end of training camp."

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/09/1519723/the-pennington-plan-has-vet-as.html
     
  2. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    White was drafted to provide a true pass option to the Wildcat. From early training camp, White had accuracy problems. Whenever he lined up in the Wildcat, he was never a threat to throw. He looked tentative and confused. I think his problem is mental. At this point the game is way too fast for him. Unless something happens in the offseason, I see him ending up on the practice squad.
     
  3. Springveldt

    Springveldt Season Ticket Holder

    As bad as he was last season no way he ends up on the practice squad, someone else would sign him to their 53 man roster.
     
  4. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    I want to believe the coaching staff has a plan for Pat White, I really do. But I think it was just a draft blunder.
     
  5. LikeUntoGod

    LikeUntoGod Season Ticket Holder

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    He needs to find a new position or be traded for whatever we can get.
     
  6. SeanP

    SeanP Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The only way his career can be salvaged is if he can play a different position I believe. He just doesn't have the accuracy to be a QB. I hate to say that because the guy clearly is a great guy, good heart, and just great team player from the looks of it. But he's clearly not there as an NFL QB
     
  7. late again

    late again Senior Member

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    To some degree White's demeanor on the field reminded me of Brennan Marion's. Like cdz stated he looked tentative; just not entirely comfortable. While that doesn't necessarily mean that he's a lost cause, I would think it does mean it'll take quite a bit of time for him to develop.
    Such is the problem for our team. I don't believe Pat White deserves a roster spot over Tyler Thigpen. Nor do I want to see him take up a roster spot that, say, Greg Camarillo would have otherwise occupied. Unless he shows something other worldly, we're not going to keep a player just to return kicks - Sparano has already made it clear just how much he values snap count numbers. This FO is going to have to get creative if they want to keep him around (for whatever reason).
     
  8. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    What is Darlington basing any of this on? Seems like 100% conjecture on his part.
     
  9. pocoloco

    pocoloco I'm your huckleberry Club Member

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    actually I feel like the plan for Pennington is a trade. They got around a no-trade clause by upping the money, and a QB for two are bound to get injured in training camp somewhere. Honestly, I think Pennington will be a desperation trade and we get a young OLB in return
     
  10. PHINANALYST

    PHINANALYST Well-Known Member

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    i agree that the utimate plan for Penny is trade ... since we wouldn't have to pay the escalation in $$$$ -- as it could be worked out in the trade. Someone is going to want him ... whether it be pre/post draft or as a result of injury in TC.

    also agree, that this doesn't bode well for White ... and he did look so very, very bad last year.
     

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