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  1. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Mauai

    Did anyone else notice our fullback getting in Seau's face yesterday?
    He did it at least twice. I was so proud of him I almost had atear come to my eye.:thumbup:
     
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  2. cnc66

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    was calling him a fake Samoan...
     
  3. CitizenSnips

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    Mauai is a tough bastard. Im really glad that move worked out for us.
     
  4. adamprez2003

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    Call me crazy but I think he doesnt have to worry about Parcells wanting him next year
     
  5. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He told Seau "I'm the Jaugernaught *****"!!:cursing:
     
  6. Jagfish

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    I heard Seau tell him to "Hush Up".
     
  7. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He said it over Wilfork's shoulder.:lol:
     
  8. mmikel30

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    i don't think maui is a good fullback but the somoans are tight with their families and right now the dolphins are his family
     
  9. Marino1384

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    he's not the best right now but he could be a beast, he's only a rookie.
     
  10. Passrusher

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    Mauia may make rookie mistakes but he doesn't back down from anyone. He was shoving people with his hand in their face yesterday. I like that attitude
     
  11. FinsAreLife

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    For being a rookie drafted in the 5th round I think he is doing the best job he can right now. He should really start to blossum next season. I can see him being our fullback for years to come. Hes one of our bright spots on this team.
     
  12. nenothtu

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    Seau has always been a showboating, trash-talking punk no different from Porter.

    I get so sick of seeing him and ANY player on ANY team jump up everytime they make a tackle and go running into the backfield jumping up and down and acting like fools after doing what they're supposed to do to begin with.

    Travis Daniels is another one that needs to shut the hell up.
     
  13. adamprez2003

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    Wish we had more of that attitude on our team
     
  14. Brown42000

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    I think he was a 6th round pick.
     
  15. Kdawg954

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    Mauia is playing MUCH better than I thought he would . . . I actually thought it wasn't that good of a pick . . . but he is proving me wrong . . . he can start for us for the next 10 years at FB.
     
  16. Jagfish

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    At the begining of the year he was wiffing on a lot of blocks and I thought he was a bust. But he has played well as a blocker. I hope he develops into a solid receiver and short yardage guy.
     
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  17. NJFINSFAN1

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    The problem I had with it (not so Much Mauia) was people like Chapman getting in peoples faces after a good run, hello earth to Chapman, we are losing 28-0!!!!
     
  18. PhinFantic

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    1 - Ted Ginn, Jr., WR/KR, Ohio State (6-0, 180);
    2 - John Beck, QB, Brigham Young (6-2, 216);
    2 - Samson Satele, C, Hawaii (6-2, 311);
    3 - Lorenzo Booker, RB, Florida State (5-10, 193);
    4 - Paul Soliai, DT, Utah (6-4, 334);
    6 - Reagan Mauia, RB, Hawaii (6-0, 280);
    6 - Drew Mormino, C, Central Michigan (6-3, 299);
    7 - Kelvin Smith, LB, Syracuse (6-2, 234);
    7 - Brandon Fields, P/K, Michigan State (6-5, 239);
    7 - Abraham Wright, DE/OLB, Colorado (6-2, 242)

    He was the first of two picks in the 6th round. He's made mistakes, but make up for it with intensity!
     
  19. Kdawg954

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    This draft Still has TONS of potential to be great.

    Seriously . . . in another year or 2, I could see everyone outside of Smith and possibly Wright starting for this team (obviously Booker wouldn't start, but be a critical piece to our offense). . . that is impressive.
     
  20. mmikel30

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    yeah but that dosent make you a good football player. if that were the case then we should get the rock or maybe rampage jackson.
     
  21. djphinfan

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    i love his attitude but i'am worried about his skill, he can't catch and for some odd reason he seems to go down very easily when he gets the ball in his hands, his balance seems to be off
     
  22. mmikel30

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    that's the point i'm trying to make he is not an athlete the only thing he will be able to do is block he can't run with the ball he can't catch and he has no speed or elusiveness he will never be a lorenzo neal type of blocker so what's the point of having him ...let's get jacob hester much better fullback ........o'h and for everyone who thought this guy was a good pick ...well... he wasn't even going to be drafted if it wasn't for us taking him so why did he go in the fifth should have drafted a tight end lineman or a safety or corner. botom line. we "had" heath evans kyle eckel you can't tell me this guy is better than either of those guys ps.i can run through dry wall it's not that big a deal
     
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  23. Big E

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    I love this guy. He has been a bright spot IMO this yr. He will be solid for yrs. He misses blocks at times, but I've never seen him get ran over.
     
  24. Hugo Guzman

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    I love how you, after just 15 games, can already conclude that
    a) Mauia can never be a Lorenzo Neal type of blocker (mind you, he is one of the greatest of all time)
    b) That a college running back (Jacob Hester) will be an NFL fullback (he weights 224 pounds by the way...not exactly prototypical)
    c) That Mauia won't be or isn't already better than Heath Evans or Kyle Eckel

    Thanks for the irrational negativity. It wouldn't be a Dolphins forum without it.
     
  25. djphinfan

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    I WANT HESTER ON THIS TEAM, i don't care whow much he weighs, that kid is tough as nails and is exactly the kind of player this team playing in this town needs.

    i still want to see the juggernaut continue to develope
     
  26. mmikel30

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    Jacob Hester FB 6’ 228 LSU
    By: Robert Davis

    In his first two seasons at LSU, Hester ran for 237 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 13 receptions for 84 yards and three TD’s. In his junior season, he topped all of those numbers as he became a bigger part of the offense. He ran for 440 yards and six touchdowns and added 35 receptions for 269 yards and three TD’s. This year, Hester lead the Tigers in rushing, rushing for 1,017 yards and 11 touchdowns.

    Hester can do it all out of the backfield. He has proven himself to be an excellent interior runner, capable of being more than just a short yardage back. He can keep the chains moving, but has also shown the ability to turn the corner at times. He has also developed into a quality receiver out of the backfield and is more than just a dump off option. Hester is also strong and tough enough to lead the way for other talented rushers in LSU’s backfield.

    As a fullback, his first objective has to be to block. He needs to become more of a true lead blocker instead of a jock of all trades type. He is a good receiver and rusher, but he lacks the speed to play the tailback spot so he will have to improve his blocking.

    Hester is a very good all around fullback, similar to Brian Leonard last year. He lacks the speed and athleticism that Leonard has so he probably will not be taken as high but Hester has the skill to make an impact in the NFL.
    he is 228 lbs and has more to offer than maui an extra weapon if you will maui wouldn't have even been drafted if it weren't for cam's hard on for samoans and he is a fullback you just wanna argue but that's ok your gonna sit here and tell me you really would rather have maui than hester..???
     
  27. finsUk

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    I reckon he makes it
     
  28. Hugo Guzman

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    The difference between Mauia and Hester is that, well, Mauia is a fullback. Hester is not. Even if he were to bulk up, he would still be an undersized fullback.

    Last time I checked, in the NFL, fullbacks spend the majority of their time blocking (not catching or running) so yes, I would rather have a guy who is already showing blocking prowess over a guy that does not have the size, skills, experience necessary to block at the NFL level.

    It's funny that Brian Leonard was brought up in that article, because Leonard was a college fullback that converted to running back because he has NFL speed and because he did not have the size to be an NFL fullback. The reason he's transitioned well is because he already had the blocking skills to make it at the NFL level and because he's extremely fast.

    Hester on the other hand, is a college running back that is trying to convert to fullback, because he is not fast enough to make it at running back, but has to learn how to block and bulk up by 20-40 pounds to reach prototypical fullback size. That increase in size will undoubtedly slow him down some more and likely make him less agile catching passes out of the backfield.

    I love watching Hester playing at the college level, and wish him nothing but the best, but I'm definitely not interested in seeing him become a Dolphin. For goodness sakes, why would you want a fullback that's smaller than our feature back, Ronnie Brown?
     
  29. mmikel30

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    the purpose of offense is to get yards and try and score points jacob hester is a fullback if you read the article it says hester can do it all . and 228 lbs is not that small for a full back i mean if all you can do is block then why not put a lineman back there i would rather have a guy who can catch, block and make something happen with the ball . and last time i checked maui wasn't that great a blocker . if these two guys came out in the draft today who would go first ? .....hester he has the frame to bulk up too. he will be good in the nfl you will see. why didn't we just keep barnes if we wanted a blocker ? who knows what the front office thinks .
     
  30. Muck

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    228 is not small for a fullback? Are we talking about the CFL here?

    If Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams aren't the same players carrying an additional 10 pounds, what makes you think Jacob Hester....who isn't nearly the athlete those two men are.....will be carrying an another 20? It's not like he's that fast to begin with.

    Hester could possibly play FB in a west coast system, where his size and skill set are more conducive to the position. But he'd still be undersized. And again, it depends on the offense. Our current system calls for a battering ram who goes in the 270 area. If he can run and catch, it's a bonus.

    I love the guy. But he's a RB in our system. And he ain't beating out Ronnie or Ricky. Booker's change-of-pace skills also make it difficult for someone else to stick. Hell, I'd take Chatman (who's an UFA) over him as a RB. And most teams don't keep two FBs on the roster these days.
     
  31. Hugo Guzman

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    Muck covered several of the key points eloquently but I'll add a few more just so that there's no confusion.

    First off, most mock drafts project Hester to be a 6th or 7th rounder or even an undrafted free agent. Here's an outlook from one of the more well-known mock draft sources out there:
    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/fb/jacobhester.html

    The line that says it all is "Can make a roster and contribute but he doesn't really profile as much more than a backup at the professional level."

    I know that you love Hester and that you're one of those fans that thinks "heart" is all that you need to make it in the NFL. The reality is that virtually every single outgoing senior in div 1 football has "heart". The difference between all of them and the handful of guys that will actually stick in the NFL is talent.

    As I said, I actually like Hester as a player and I hope that he proves me wrong, but odds (and his lack of talent) suggest that he won't.

    Especially not as a fullback.
     
  32. mmikel30

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    that is so funny to me because alot of the mock draft sites that i have seen have hester as the second or third best fullback in this draft . if you google 2008 draft prospects the #1 site that pops up is walter camp something or another they have hester third or fourth and every other site i looked at have him going in the third round or fourth all about the same . Are you trting to say maui is a better all around fullback ? he wasn't even projected to be drafted at all i' d bet money hester goes before round 6 or 7 barring injury you say he has no talent i bet i could make a highlight reel of him making plays could we do that for maui ?...LOL...LOL maui is tough he is ok but just because we have nobody else and he starts dosen't make him a great fullback. i bet he wont be on this squad 2 years from know. Tony Richardson | #49 | FB

    Minnesota Vikings | Official Team Site

    Height: 6-1 Weight: 238 Age: 35

    Born: 12/17/1971 Frankfurt Germany

    College: Auburn

    Experience: 13th season

    High School: Daleville HS [AL]2 228 lbs is to small tony richardson is 238 lbs and he is a pro bowler you don't think hester can gain 10 lbs of mussle in the nfl you guys trip me out.
     
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  33. djphinfan

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    Ive gone on record several times saying we need to get hester from lsu on this team we need his character and bad azz toughness on our team.
     
  34. Pariah

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    I agree with them about the whole Mauia vs. Hester (he is not an NFL FB) argument, but I think there must be some misunderstanding, Ive watched every game this year and I've never seen this guy maui. He sounds like a bum and we should cut him right away. :wave:
     
  35. mmikel30

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    and your one of those guys that has an eye for talent like me
     
  36. mmikel30

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    everbody thinks he is a bad *** cause he ran through drywall on youtube and said ahhhh i'm the juggernaut.
     
  37. Pauly

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    If that's true I'm surprised there wasn't serious bloodshed on the pitch. About the only way that would get a Samoan more wound up would be to call him a Tongan. Lessons learnt from playing rugby, do not upset the pacific islanders as they have a tendency to get all tribal when upset.
     
  38. cnc66

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    hahaha, this is a great post.. not only did I laugh, but you taught me something.. thanks!
     
  39. Desides

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    That and he's been knocking fools out all season.
     
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    And when even players like Gado and Chatman are gaining positive yds, Mauia would seem to be doing a pretty good job, I would hate to see Mauia go the route of Eckel and Evans and be productive Fb's on other teams while we chase our tails again and let decent Fb's go for the "next" guy...

    May as well throw Darren Barnes on the list as well.
     

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