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Should the Phins gamble on Gurley?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DolPhinPhan7, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. isaacjunk

    isaacjunk Member

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    It's interesting, for all the talk of chunk yardage / big plays, focusing on red zone efficiency may be a quicker route to a playoff-caliber offense. Last year we ranked 21st in red zone TD%, but 2nd in # of red zone trips per game, second only to NE. A power back who can be a receiving thread in the red zone, paired with Landry + Cameron, could be enough; focus the rest of the draft on D and purchase a starting-caliber guard in FA if possible.
     
  2. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    I have no illusions about how good they are , think I have a realistic handle on that and have been pretty critical ( with reason I believe ) for years . One could say that DJ fell into the scenario you illustrate.

    Two thngs , first is the importance of the RB position , it isn't what it was decades ago and this is a deep draft at RB . Is Gurley Jim Brown and Walter Payton and Barry Sanders rolled into one? I don't think so , not sure if he even ranks with the truly elite of the last generation , perhaps .... IF he was healthy. That's the second thing , are you prepared to guarantee he is 100% past that injury and it won't ever affect him? I'm not , not for the 14th OA pick where we should be able to get a pro bowl talent . Of course Miami hasn't drafted well or smartly and this has lead to murky mediocrity that permeates this franchise.

    You are suggesting hitting on the lottery to elevate the team , I think there are more prudent ways then to risk a prime asset on a player that has injury concerns and plays a position that has less impact than several others.

    If risk is exactly what this team needs , you must agree that the risky selection and decision to draft DJ was correct. Where do we stop , should we draft all boom or bust players? Look at the impact and value we have from previous #1's , you pay a price for missing . We've paid a high high price. Playing catch up gets you to where we are , imo .
     
  3. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  4. Undisputed

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    Ummmm...

    No.
     
  5. Dolphinzdawgg

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    Oh you mean like Ireland's last pick ? :tongue2:
     
  6. BrazForPhins

    BrazForPhins From south

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    Gurley gone.
     
  7. Undisputed

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    Rams took him.
     

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