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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Mar 8, 2022.
The most exciting mediocre quarterback has retired. I wonder what he will do next
He has like a dozen kids- pretty sure his plan was just to stay home and be a dad. I wouldn't count him out just yet though; someone will call and he'll be back for another season. I refuse to believe that the legend has ended, LOL.
Read a report he is in talks with Amazon for Tuesday Night Football
I hope this isn't our whole plan...
Let's hope. The last thing a guy with a dozen kids needs is to have time on his hands and no paycheck coming in.
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My guess is that Jackson wins the RT battle in camp and Hunt stays at RG. I think long-term though, Eichenberg will be the RT starter since he has more upside in my eyes, but I guess he's going to start at LG or be the 6th man? It is a bit puzzling.
I'm hoping Jackson's main issue last year at LT was just getting his strength back from the prior surgery- that's the only way I can see him developing. He gets overpowered from a variety of techniques and is absolutely not starting material...so the Fins must know something my eyes can't see. Maybe he's WAY BETTER this season and shocks us all; the only way it happens is through the weight room though with heavy conditioning. Eichenberg has much better technique in my opinion as well.
One more thing- the presence of a few solid veterans will have a huge impact on this group. We're paying for their talent, sure, but it's just as much about leadership and guidance.
Joe Rose spent the morning taking some shots at Mike McDaniel. Basically dismissed him as weird and questioned if the locker room would by into such a bizarre person.
Must need some people to listen to his show. It sounds as if all the players are loving him. I don't recall a team seeming as jelled as this team seems to be. I love the coach and would love to play for him. You listen to him and the way he breaks everything down is really cool.
It has been a long time since I enjoyed watching the coach's press conferences.
Of course, there's a pay wall after the links.
PFF Power Ranking teams has Miami at 19 in they 'Eyes on the Playoffs' category:
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS
The Dolphins made a sequence of huge, needle-moving changes to the team and still may be struggling to make the playoffs. Tyreek Hill changes the way defenses play on every snap he is on the field, and the team added offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Connor Williams to bolster a historically bad offensive line. New head coach Mike McDaniel brings an exciting system with him, and this Dolphins team should now be very fun to watch, but did the team do enough to make the Dolphins real contenders?"
NFL power rankings ahead of the 2022 season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
The biggest question is whether McDaniel is a good HC. Questions about Tua aside, the question to ask PFF (or other skeptics) is what more the front office could have done?
PFF has always been mostly BS.
Oh, by the way...
I'm betting he is. Players seem genuine in praising him.
The front office could have done a lot of things-
Brought in Sean Peyton
Hired a more experienced coach
Kept our draft picks instead of trading for Tyreek
Drafted different players (those options alone are endless)
Signed other/more free agents
What they "could have done" is an almost endless list, and that's never a game that you're going to win in hindsight. But in regards to the score, I believe it's fair because this new regime hasn't proved anything YET. Sure, we're coming off a 10-win season, but that coach is gone and it's a new offense all over again. Who knows if it all clicks? As fans, we genuinely hope so but we really don't know until it happens.
I think Miami will have a huge year and make the playoffs. Heck, we might even win the division. But in June, I think it's fair to rank us around 19th...that's about 5 spots out of a playoff berth (or 2.5 spots out in the AFC). That's pretty fair given we have a ton to prove on both sides of the ball.
None of what you listed would be done in a vacuum. Almost all of it comes with opportunity costs that have to be factored into whether it would be worth doing or not. Without seeing how they evaluated everybody ahead of us, I can't say they're wrong. But such a generic blurb from an outfit that prides itself on statistical specificity seems inauthentic.
Sure, but that was my entire point. That's why we can't answer the question "what could we have done better"- there was a ton of things we could have tired and who knows how they would have shaken out.
Yah, my reaction days after reading that post isn't the same as it was at first. Guess my knee jerked. As I've previously said, everybody's entitled to their opinions. In my opinion, I see several improvements on paper and wonder who the 18 teams were that altered their rosters more or in a better way than we did.
That's what happens when you view things through orange and aqua colored glasses.
What's funny is that back in the day, I used to buy 3-5 preseason yearbooks every year. After reading about the Dolphins' offseason and upcoming projections, I was pretty much forced to read about the other 29-31 teams (I'm that old) and consequently, knew a lot more about other teams. Now? The internet never runs out of Dolphins content, so I spend way too much time reading about us and almost none of my time focused on other franchises. I couldn't tell you squat about what anybody else has done besides splash moves (Russell Wilson to Denver, DeVante Adams to Oakland, etc.) and the draft. The internet makes us smarter and dumber at the same time.
I was similar. I read those magazines so much I knew every player on every team. It was also easier to remember since there was no free agency and teams didn't move around much.
There's six degrees of separation between everybody in the NFL. Wasn't Matt Moore the one who was credited with mentoring Ryan Tannehill? People made too much of Tannehill's statement about not being a mentor to Malik Willis, but this tweet reminded me that his words make it seem as if he's not willing to pay it forward.
With that being said, I love my dude, but this statement is disingenuous. Beyond a doubt, Patrick Mahomes and Alex Smith were also better than Matt Moore (and Tua), and Hill didn't average 150 yards per game with them. Making his point with an aberrant performance sounds too much like puffery.
I think Tannehill's statement was taken to mean something he didn't mean. Like it is not his job to mentor Willis. His job is to set win games as the starting quarterback. He didn't say he wouldn't answer his questions or help him out.
Yeah, it was a slow news day and they decided to manufacture content. Besides, "mentor" is a prime word for a debate on semantics. They knew what he meant but tried to gin up controversy. The same way the unfortunate tweet showing Tua's underthrow is still being used as proof that he has a terrible arm. There are too many sports shows right now and instead of coming up with their own content, they wait for somebody to react to something, and then they all pile on. Training camp can't come soon enough so we'll have something real to talk about.
Tannehill clarified his remarks last week, but he didn't need to because it was never something to talk about. And you'll notice, none of the heads-on-fire-Ryan-Tannehill-is-upset! reporters cared enough to discuss his clarification. It's because they already knew it was nothing.
These are NOT your grandfather’s…or great grandfathers Jets!
This would have gone off like a nuke. Especially if we landed Brady or Watson.