Good Article on the Dolphins

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

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    Here's an interesting article in today's Miami Herald with an in-depth look at the Dolphins:

    Insiders weigh in on Dolphins before camp, Heat in free agency - Sports Buzz -

    Interesting quote regarding their linebackers:

  2. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Ten years ago there were only three teams running a 3-4 defense; now there are fifteen. With so many teams switching to a 3-4, perhaps that is resulting in fewer and fewer quality 3-4 outside linebackers being available, which is a key position in this defense.
  3. Gwedd

    Gwedd Supporter Supporter

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    Interesting article. It will be right interesting to see how Miami's offense performs this year. Even with Brandon Marshall, they will have connection issues with Chad Henne. As the article pointed out, he gets "target fixation" and not only tries to force the ball into dangerous places, but also telegraphs his actions.

    And folks who complain about Maroney and injuries ought to take a good look at Ronnie Brown's history too.

    Miami is still a work in progress. Interestingly, though, their own hunger might well make them a better team than the narcissistic Jets.
  4. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Sir, you opened my eyes.

    Ronnie Brown since 05 has played 16 games in ONE season, 2008. He has NEVER started for a full 16 game season.

    Also, it's puzzling how he is sooo injury riddled considered he has shared the load his whole career. Looking at his numbers, he doesn't have carry the load numbers which I realize is because of the system/running with Williams. Still, it puzzles me how a guy who has not carried much of a load is hurt so often. He's injury riddled, period. 5 seasons, and the numbers are pretty consistent. Only one season has he been fully healthy. Not overrated, just injury prone.

    It puzzles me how Henne is considered a sure thing at QB. But hey, we heard Culpepper was too.

    Their defense has more questions than ours, and that's the only thing really holding us down.
  5. Intommywetrst

    Intommywetrst Practice Squad Player

    I actually don't hate the Dolphins and if we don't represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, I wouldn't be totally pissed off to see it be them.

    With that being said, they have the potential to REALLY suck this year. A questionable defense and a VERY questionable offense. I mean seriously, Chad Henne could be a total bust this year and they still don't have a #2 after Marshall that scares me. I think they have a better chance of going 1-15 again than making the Playoffs.
  6. Elijah

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    I think the Dolphins will miss the playoffs, but they will still come in 2nd in the division behind the Pats.
  7. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Aside from Brown and Maroney, it's interesting to see what running backs taken early in drafts from those years have done. Maroney may not have accomplished all that Pat fans would have liked, but there are many others that have done much less.

    2005 (5 years, 80 games):
    1.2 - Ronnie Brown: missed 20 games; 5330 yards, 33 TD
    1.4 - Cedric Benson: missed 20 games; 4067 yards, 18 TD
    1.5 - Cadillac Williams: missed 26 games; 3794 yards, 21 TD
    2.44 - JJ Arrington: missed 22 games; 1347 yards, 5 TD
    2.54 - Eric Shelton: played in 9 NFL games; 29 yards, 0 TD
    3.65 - Frank Gore: missed 7 games; 7392 yards, 39 TD
    3.73 - Vernand Morency: missed 8 games in 3 years, out of NFL last two years; 1130 yards, 2 TD
    3.77 - Ryan Moats: missed 42 games; 958 yards, 9 TD
    3.101 - Maurice Clarett: zero NFL games

    2006 (4 years, 64 games):
    1.2 - Reggie Bush: missed 12 games; 3874 yards, 28 TD
    1.21 - Laurence Maroney: missed 19 games; 2839 yards, 22 TD
    1.27 - DeAngelo Williams: missed 6 games; 4711 yards, 34 TD
    1.30 - Joseph Addai: missed 6 games; 4756 yards, 43 TD
    2.45 - LenDale White: missed 6 games; 2553 yards, 24 TD
    2.60 - Maurice Jones-Drew: missed 1 game; 5706 yards, 54 TD
    3.74 - Brian Calhoun: played 11 games in 2 years, now in CFL; 109 yards, 0 TD
    3.79 - Jerious Norwood: missed 9 games; 2890 yards, 10 TD

    2007 (3 years, 48 games):
    1.7 - Adrian Peterson: missed 2 games; 5313 yards, 41 TD
    1.12 - Marshawn Lynch: missed 7 games; 3264 yards, 18 TD
    2.49 - Kenny Irons: zero NFL games
    2.50 - Chris Henry: missed 38 games; 175 yards, 2 TD
    2.52 - Brian Leonard: missed 16 games; 794 yards, 0 TD
    2.63 - Brandon Jackson: missed 12 games; 1128 yards, 5 TD
    3.71 - Lorenzo Booker: missed 15 games in 2 years, out of the NFL by 3rd year; 426 yards, 0 TD
    3.90 - Tony Hunt: played in 14 games in 1 1/2 seasons; 67 yards, 2 TD
    3.93 - Garrett Wolfe: missed 14 games; 403 yards, 1 TD
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
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