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Parcells draft lacks flash, but makes sense

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by ATVZ400, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. ATVZ400

    ATVZ400 Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    parts unknown, NJ

    "They went with more skill position players," Ireland said of the Cowboys' 2008 draft, "where we went with more offensive and defensive linemen."

    Did the Dolphins ever. With the exception of quarterback Chad Henne, the Dolphins passed on flash. Two straight-ahead runners replace one slippery scatback (Lorenzo Booker). No ballhawks or burners on either side of the ball. They made a run on run-stuffers and run blockers, monsters who man the point of attack rather than slicksters who score points and grab picks. They made the draft an extension of base-building free-agent activity.

    And they deviated little from their core philosophies, even if it was surprising to see some less prominent programs (Hampton, Utah State, Montana, Toledo) represented.

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