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35 Reasons to be Optimistic for 2018

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by ckparrothead, May 10, 2018.

  1. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    In conjunction with our latest episode of 3 Yards Per Carry (Episode 1.8: Was Steve Ross right? Even a little?), we have released 35 detailed reasons I have compiled for why we should be optimistic about 2018, as compared to 2017.

    Here's the starter tweet (it's a tweet storm of 35 tweets):



    And here is our latest episode of 3YPC:



     
  2. eltos_lightfoot

    eltos_lightfoot Well-Known Member

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    Amazing stuff! Thanks, CK! The podcasts are getting better by the week.
     
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  3. CaribPhin

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    Tweets 19 and 20 are duplicates.
     
  4. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    No, they're not. Read them again. :)
     
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  5. CaribPhin

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    Dammit, you're right.
     
  6. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Team Flores & Team Tua

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    I didn't want to start a new thread, but I thought I would ask this here since it could be another reason to be optimistic. Will we be able to run the no huddle? I am hearing some that say we can't and that we have tried twice these last couple of years to implement it, but it was a total fail both times and we were forced to change it to something more manageable. Gase has said he wants to run it again this year. Is he wasting everyone's time? Why can other teams run it, but we can't?
     
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  7. eltos_lightfoot

    eltos_lightfoot Well-Known Member

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    Well if it works this year, then maybe we can look to who is no longer here...my bet is that it is the same people who didn't want to study on their own.
     
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  8. ckparrothead

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    It feels like a hopeless effort sometimes. Gase clearly wanted to and tried to do it for the first handful of games in 2016 and then gave it up, for reasons that remain ambiguous to this day.

    He says he tried to establish it during camp in 2017 but then Ryan's injury caused them to change their offense in mid-camp.

    They clearly INTEND to start it back up again. During his press conference Dowell Loggains had some interesting things to say on the subject that I thought carried weight. I commented on them in the back-end of our latest podcast, starting some time around the 50 minute mark.

     
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  9. UK Fins Fan

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    I'm fired up! I look forward to a glorious return to 8-8 football!!
     
  10. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Team Flores & Team Tua

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    CK, are you privy to some of Gase's play calling nomenclature? If I understand correctly, the no-huddle and/ or hurry up all comes down to communication. I don't know if they are still doing this, but I read where the Patriots use just one word for the play call. Is this something we plan to do? Maybe that is one reason why they brought in Amendola. I like the idea of no-huddle and hurry up. I think our offense is versatile enough to really take advantage of the defensive match ups.
     
  11. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Draft Forum Moderator Luxury Box

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    That's really a question for Dowell Loggains. It sounds to me like one of his top goals will be solving the communication problems on offense.
     
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  12. CaribPhin

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    Nice plug lol
     
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  13. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Team Flores & Team Tua

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    LOL, I don't blame him. Trying to grow the business and all that. I already listen to their podcast on the way to work (love it), but he wouldn't know that. I am just a nobody.
    I also listen to others and that was why I was curious in the first place. On another podcast, the person had the opinion that there was no way we be able to implement the no-huddle, etc.. He really didn't give a reason why except to say he didn't think we had the people to do it. I took it to mean he thought our guys are lacking the mental acumen. In a way, I see his point. Since communication is the key, all it takes is one guy who can't remember the key word, or the hand signal, or whatever system we are going to use to communicate the assignments and we have a blown play. I was hoping someone with more experience could say with confidence that we should be able to do this. From what I have read many teams avoid it because it is a hard thing to implement.
    I know we will see when we see if we can do it. Not gonna worry about it. It's the slow part of the year, trying to find things to talk about. That's all.
     
  14. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Team Flores & Team Tua

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    Thanks again. I am a little behind on listening to my podcasts and just finished listening to your latest podcast where you addressed the no huddle and Loggain's suggestion for Tannehill to work on his communication skills. I have no doubt that Tannehill will work to improve in this area because it's all going to come down to him one way or the other.
    P.S. I hope things are going well for you all. It's a great show. I will gladly recommend it to dolfans, but so far all the Dolphin fans I know are on here. :-)
     
  15. Pauly

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    I have no doubt he will improve because every time his coaches have asked him to improve an area of his game he has worked his butt off and done so. Coachability is one of his strongest traits and perhaps one of his weaknesses at times because he hasn’t always been blessed with lucid and cogent coaching.
     
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  16. guerteltier

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    The Dolphins stepped down one offense position (slot receiver) but improved about nearly ten. Compared with figures of 2017, there is only one direction the production has to go: sky is the limit :-P Last year´s offense was truly a Landrys offense. Everbody knew, what the Phins would do - at any down! The O-Line was a mess, Cutler was Cutler again and the rushing was simply at the beach, in holidays - but not worth to mention. This year, without even a snap played, NFLs 25th offense on total yards (18th passing, 29th rushing) and 28th in points got a tuning,, not only at coaching staff (Washburn and Loggains) but on the field, for sure:

    - NFLs 2017 23rd QB in passer rating) is replaced by NFLs 2016 No.12 - remarkable gain of leadership included, as the media reports
    - NFLs No. 12 in rushing yards and No. 28 (who combined 1.600 yards last year) will remarkably improve a rushing offense which produced 1.388 yards last year - Williams and Cutler included. If you guess that Ballaage and Tannehill will add at least 150 yards rushing and Gore/Drake stay at 1.600, the Dolphins rushing game will end up at 1.800 yards of total production, which had been 17th in the league in 2017. If you´ll add 100 yards for better blocking by the O-Line, you would be ended up 10th in the league
    - Julius Thomas produced 388 yards and three TDs at TE, Fasano added 100/1, Gray and Derby 30/0. The TE squad got 500 yards and 4 TDs. I like Mike Gesicki and his ability and skillset, so I predict: our new TE will smash those 2017 stats by himself! To compare the stats with O.J. Howard (TBB): 432/6 - with Cameron Brate sharing the snaps! Gesicki is nearly able to get the same production
    - the Phins now have a better depth at WRs. Last year, there was Landry, a bit of Stills and less of Parker - that´s all. I got it, he figured nearly 1000 Yards and 9 TDs . but everybody knew where the ball was thrown to. This year, there ist an experienced, ring-wearing professionally working Amendola (659 yards, 2 TDs last season), a young and fast Wilson (550/3), Gesicki and Ballage - four additions to Stills, Parker and Grant. With RT throwing, Stills got 9 TDs/Parker got 4 (compared to combined 5 with JC throwing). If RT is able to throw to both of them to get a variable passing offense which is heavily to be read by the opponents, they will also get the figures Miami had WITH Landry. It´s all about the knee baby :-)
    - last and most important improvement: the offensive line! Miami lost their RG (Bushrod was PFFs 62nd guard), their C (Pouncey was PFFs 27th Center) and their LG (Larsen is PFFs 66th Guard, but he´s better at RG). They added LG Josh Sitton (PFFs 5th Guard), C Daniel Kilgore (may be just PFFs No. 23, but with Garropolo he was 5th) and RG Jesse Davis oder Ted Larsen (at RG, he had a PFFs 72.3 in 2016) - its not fair to even compare these both lines. If Ja´Wuan James can still be in 2017 mood (he´s PFFs 18th tackle) and Tunsil is able to learn from Sitton (Laremy just was PFFs 47th Tackle), the offensive line will create more protection and better offensive plays for sure.

    I am very optimistic that the Phins can start a decent run and end up in the playoffs in 2018 - IF the f... knee is able to get RT do the job he is able to do with an O-Line worth mentioning
     

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