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when was the last tme we had a real good Oline

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Aquafin, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Aquafin

    Aquafin New Member

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    a couple of radio host were talking about our oline and they were talking about good character guys. So I will ask this; when was the last time we had a darn good oline ?
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    One of the host mentioned Mark Dixon , Richmond Webb, James Brown , Tim Ruddy and Kevin Donnelley . I will add John Bock and Jamie Nails but am not sure what year that was for certain.

    I never Held Ruddy in that high of Esteem but he was a good guy from what I heard.

    wasn't Mark Dixon the olineman who rode a motorcycle and while Jimmy Johnson was here he got a call in the middle of the night saying Mark broke his leg in a accident, then Jimmy made Mark sell his motorcycle ?

    it seems like the last decade only Jake Long stands out when it concerns our olinemen I know Sparano had one year where the oline was good but I cant say how good that line was. So what would you say as to picking 9 good olinemen from 2000 to present day ?

    I am only doing this because of our current oline mess . :confused2:
     
  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

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

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    2009. Until injuries set in, Miami had a really good offensive line.
     
  3. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    2009 was a really quite good offensive line. Jake Long, Justin Smiley, Jake Grove, Donald Thomas, and Vernon Carey, with guest appearances from Nate Garner and Joe Berger. Long, Grove, and Vernon all played at Pro Bowl quality levels, Smiley was quite good, and all of the young guys(Garner, Thomas, Berger) played like above average quality guys when they got asked to rotate in.

    It's bizarre that Jake Grove and Justin Smiley would suffer what were essentially career-ending injuries, and Vernon Carey would be done shortly thereafter.
     
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  4. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Mike Pouncey is an elite center.
     
  5. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Twuaddle or bust Club Member

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    That 99 Oline was pretty darn good. They also had Gogan rotating in who was pretty decent for the 1 year that he was here. Too bad we had Cecil Collins at RB, what a waste. then having backups like JJ Johnson and Autry Denson.
     
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  6. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    1972/73: Doug Crusan/Wayne Moore, Bob Kuechenberg, Jim Langer, Larry Little and Norm Evans
     
  7. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    I wish Smiley never got injured, the guy was a very good guard, best guard we've had in years.
     
  8. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Can't forget the 2002 line that helped pave the way for Ricky's career year. Career year for Jamie Nails and just solid across with Dixon/Nails/Ruddy/Perry/Wade. That year by Nails was probably the best guard action we had after Sims was gone.
     
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  9. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    That 2009 line was as good as Any Dolphin line in the last 30 years.
     
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  10. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Eh, I thought so too but in retrospect I think it was mostly Ricky Williams being phenomenal and Jay Fiedler not getting enough credit for what he could do in the pocket:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ej-51fHvhE

    There's a lot of penetration on run blocking plays, and even on the small number of pass plays there is some ugly performances. Screens are supposed to let pressure up field, but not quite like that.

    Jamie Nails was a beast, though.
     
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  11. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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  12. #1 fan

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    When I opened this thread I immediately thought Jamie Nails. The Webb / Sims left side were probowlers.
     
  13. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    Very good OL in 2009, IMO.
     
  14. vt_dolfan

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    Kieth Sims, Richmond Webb, Dwight Stephenson.....man..we did have some good O lineman over the years, didnt we.
     
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    Wow, he was something. In part 2 at about 7:25 it showed him doing that goal line spin move against Ed Reed. I always remembered that play but not who it was against. Just scary how talented he was.
     
  16. Disgustipate

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKXOP0KYSEA&t=1m52s

    I've always remember how badly he gamed Rodney Harrison in this play
     
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  17. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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  18. Zeke0123

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

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    Webb Simms Dellenbach (sp) Gogan Heller was a nice line.
     
  19. GMJohnson

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    The last time we had a good OL was against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
     
  20. Aquafin

    Aquafin New Member

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    Ohio , do you know why Jimmy drafted JJ Johnson ? I have to say the Cecil Collins draft pick was absolutely terrible and I hated the jj Johnson pick

    how many years has it been since Cecil was put in jail ? I really like FB Rob Konrad but the other backs were un impressive .

    as far as olinemen I really liked Kevin Donnelley and even though I was opposed to drafting Jake Long he is a classy guy .
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Rob Konrad was pretty mediocre.

    Cecil was a 6th round pick, perfect round to waste draft picks.
     
  22. Alex13

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    [video=youtube_share;fmvSBk6HMx0]http://youtu.be/fmvSBk6HMx0[/video]

    2009
     
  23. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    I remember hearing the reason for that, and Jake Long breaking down eventually, was due to Parcells' outdated training and conditioning program. It built up guys strength but they broke down easier down the stretch.
     
  24. Zeke0123

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    The 1988 line only gave up a league record 7 sacks....a few of those guys Foster Galbreath Dellenbach...obviously a pretty good group.
     
  25. mracer

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    That had more to do with Marino's lightning release IMO.
     

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