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How to get Jakeem Grant more involved in offense

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Brasfin, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

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    After yesterday's perfomance (and the whole preseason, TBH), it seems pretty obvious to me that we have to try to get Jakeem Grant more involved on the offense.

    You offensive gurus out there have ideas on how to achieve this?

    I'd love to get all of our best weapons on the field at the same time, which to me right now is Ajayi, Parker, Landry, Stills and Grant. Every single one of those guys can make big plays if given opportunities.

    If we start using Jakeem on a more consistent basis it'll open up more opportunities for bubble screens, end arounds and some trick plays without showing our hands to the defense when he's on the field.

    You guys think using more 10 personnel like that would be a good strategy? How would we line them up? Grant and Stills out wide each to one side or both on the same side? Endless possibilities, really...
     
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  2. dirtylandry

    dirtylandry Well-Known Member

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    lining him up on the outside or in motion, but maybe out the backfield too. we need that line to keep Cutler up for an extra second
     
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  3. KeyFin

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    The game is on NFL network at 1PM today for those who don't know (2 hours from now)....set your DVR if you want to catch it.
     
  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Has anyone really watched how tyreek hill is used in Reid's system, does he line up on the outside like grant has?
     
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  5. Rickysabeast

    Rickysabeast Royale With Cheese

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    Don't forget Thomas as well.
     
  6. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Were deep at WR. Can we trade one for a starting LB?
     
  7. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

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    He's been pretty disappointing this training camp/preseason, honestly. But we'll see how he does when the season starts... as of right now I'm not considering him a huge playmaker, at least not between the 20's, maybe in the redzone.
     
  8. Brasfin

    Brasfin Well-Known Member

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    Didn't really follow KC last season, but I seem to recall him catching some deep balls on the outside quite like Jakeem has this preseason. He also lines up quite a bit in the backfield, IIRC.
     
  9. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That's the thing bras, and I mentioned this yesterday, but grant is winning on route running and speed...he hasn't even displayed his rare open field ability, which is every bit as good as hill.
     
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  10. dirtylandry

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    we would have to trade Stills, Parker or Landry. No thanks. I know Grant and Carrioo will improve, but not at the expense of losing the big 3
     
  11. Bpk

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    I imagine a defense trying to stop Grant on a wheel route out of the backfield and... it cannot be done.
     
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  12. Dolphin North

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    I'm no offensive guru, but he only other thing I can think of is a bunch formation including Grant. That might allow him a moment to get loose.
     
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  13. dirtylandry

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    was thinking the same thing, like Sproles, right?
     
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  14. dirtylandry

    dirtylandry Well-Known Member

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    LB covering him LOL
     
  15. CADolFan

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    I think it's a trust issue for Gase. Grant needs to prove the fumble issues are behind him so he can see more playing time. Love what he has done so far this preseason.
     
  16. dirtylandry

    dirtylandry Well-Known Member

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    I don't want him on special teams. he hasn't proved that he is a better player there
     
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  17. Bpk

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    I hope he makes the team
     
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  18. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Last night's first half offense was almost 100% Grant....yet he dropped several passes as well. I'd like to say he's a lock to make the team.

    To use him more of offense, I think it's just a matter of getting him on the weak side opposite Stills and Parker, or on the strong side crossing the field....whatever it takes to put him in some space. I don't think the challenge is at the top of the route at all...teams can double him all day long....if he gets separation then it's over. When you factor in that Cutler will launch before a guy is even open, that's going to be a huge weapon this season.

    Personally, I'd have him on the field sometimes on the early downs in place of Landry and all those silly bubble screens we run. Just get him a favorable match-up, let it rip and then have him sit for the next 20 minutes until they're ready to try it again. I have a feeling that homerun pass will be there all year long though with him as a #4-#5 type of receiver.
     
  19. djphinfan

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    He scored two Td's last year.
     
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  20. Bpk

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    I don't know, man. all he does is score touchdowns. you have to do more than that.
     
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  22. Bpk

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    wow, casper the ghost is way out in front!!!
     

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