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Spring stars? For Miami Dolphins, it’s Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeVante Parker

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Sceeto, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    https://www.palmbeachpost.com/sport...phins-its-ryan-fitzpatrick-and-devante-parker

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and wide receiver DeVante Parker dominate minicamp practices

    When Ryan Fitzpatrick saw DeVante Parker at the Dolphins team facility before Wednesday’s practice, he told the receiver they would connect on a long touchdown on a particular play.

    “It was just that particular defense that they played,” Fitzpatrick said after practice. “In terms of the confidence I have in DeVante, I felt he deserved the opportunity and he ran a great route.”

    Fitzpatrick and Parker lit up Wednesday’s practice, connecting on several deep balls, including a 74-yard touchdown pass on the play the veteran quarterback predicted. Parker got a great release and showed off his outstandi
    ng speed.

    • Fitzpatrick, taking a majority of first-team snaps, has outshined Josh Rosen and is emerging as a team leader.

    Said Parker of Fitzpatrick: “He has helped me a lot with communications and signals. He’s telling me what I am doing and what I need to do. He helps get me to the right spot.”
     
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  2. Hooligan

    Hooligan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    This is the type of leadership we hardly ever saw from Tannehill. In spite of all the chatter about his toughness and athleticism he never seemed comfortable in the leadership role. Rosen has much to learn from Fitz.
     
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  3. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

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    I'm kind of torn...like, I understand that Fitz isn't a long term solution, so I kinda don't want him playing. However, I also think there is a huge benefit to winning now. I think winning now attracts people to the organization, and it's easier to get players for long term success because they already are a winning team. So if Fitz is our starter, and plays lights out, I'd be super psyched for that. I guess I'm kinda at the point where I don't think sacrificing immediate success for future stability is necessarily right. I think you can have both.
     
  4. Phins_to_Win

    Phins_to_Win Well-Known Member

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    I will take it all with a grain of salt. Every year we hear about somebody winning in the camps, and so far it hasn't really grown into any type of dominance during regular season. I feel like we have seen Fitzpatrick enough to know who he is, so I'm not sure getting on the hype train for him is going to pay off in the long run. I suspect he is going to give us 3 or 4 games that are just outstanding, then he will follow it up with some games that are just awful. If he could ever put a full season together he would have never been as cheap as we got him for.
     
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  5. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Well, Parker has shined often in OTA's so it's not a big deal YET....I sort of took it as a negative that he said the QB had to tell him what to do, how to run the route, etc. He's in his 4th year? 5th? He shouldn't need someone to tell him how to properly run a route.

    It's awesome news that Fitzpatrick has taken over though for several reasons. #1, it's showing Rosen how to run a team and be a real leader. #2, it is giving us a chance to win now and let the offense build some confidence.
     
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  6. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Okay...so here is my thing. We know exactly who Fitz is. He may have a good year for himself, but hes still a known commodity at this point.

    We know hes a leader. We know he can get hot.

    Im a fan of starting Rosen but ideally he needs to play as well or nearly as well as Fitz to justify it to the rest of the roster...that is my concern.

    If Rosen craps the bed its still extremely vital information for our staff and good for our future. The problem I keep finding is justifying it to the other guys
     
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  7. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    I think it's good that Rosen has a real challenge though- I agree that I want him to be the starter but at the same time, nothing should be handed to him. If he can't break the starting lineup on his own then that also tells us a lot about how he's developing. I'm definitely not opposed to drafting a QB in the 1st next season if Rosen can't convince us to take a different route. But heck, maybe Fitz will be that guy to make us change our thoughts on who's the future of this team. If he gets hot and stays hot, I have no problem with that at all.
     
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  8. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End

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    All I know is I'm sick of hearing how great Parker looks in camp. I'm only interested in how he does on a CONSISTENT basis when the games are real and he doesn't go out every other week with a hangnail!

    Biggest freakin' Puddin' Pop I've ever seen.
     
  9. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    The victims of the Fitzpatrick fraud are rising.
     
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  10. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    I'm not believing the hype this time....Last year it was Torry McTyer, in years past it's been others, I'm just not buying it until I see it.
    Can Parker finally break through? Yeah...I think he can, and Fitzpatrick is the type of QB that can help him do so, but I don't think we're going to see these two dominate the league. I just think Fitz has the guts to throw down field and that may be all Parker has ever really needed.
    As for Fitzpatrick...I mean, he's going to win us some games, he's going to keep us competitive...He's also going to throw five interceptions on the wrong end of a 49-13 blowout. We're going to see plenty of Josh Rosen unless we somehow have magically caught lightening in a bottle with Fitzpatrick in which that case, lets roll with him.
    But yeah...The camp superstars...They range from Parker, to Jordan Tripp, Mike Hull, Tony Lippett, and many more before them. I quote Chuck D of Public Enemy..."Don't believe the hype." In my opinion, Parker is fakin the funk until he proves it in the regular season on a consistent basis. We'll see, I am hoping for the best with these guys. Not here to be negative. Here's to magic happening.
     
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  11. TheHighExhaulted

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    The "Can the Dolphins make a super bowl run with Fitzpatrick?" threads are next.

    :headwall:
     
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  12. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    Naw, I posted that this morning in another thread. To be fair though, I ask that question every year.
     
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  13. Surfs Up 99

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    The way I see it is IF we have to draft a QB next year AND he beats out Fitzpatrick then we will have something.
     
  14. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    Dude, is it that you just need a hug? :bighug:
     
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  15. Surfs Up 99

    Surfs Up 99 Team Flores

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    It's the off-season so I have my gigantic pair of rose-colored glasses on. I will try and temper most of my enthusiasm though because I don't want to offend anyone. It's tough being a fan these days. The expectations are really high. Not sure I can raise my game. ;-)
     
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  16. Tin Indian

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    We already know who Fitzpatrick is. We've seen it for years. He is a streaky risk taking qb that will win some games and make some great throws and then the wheels will fall off. It's just who he is. Parker always seems to be the star of the Shorts and Shirts Olympics. As soon as things get real and physical he disappears. That's just who he is.

    Not to sound pessimistic but if those guys are the stars of the OTA's it's nothing new and once again we are in trouble.
     
  17. mlb1399

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    Would love to see Parker finally develop. As far as Fitz, we need a leader and have lacked one for a long time. I’m ok with him playing out this year while Rosen develops.
     
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  18. rafael

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    Fitz is a QB that plays a high risk game. Inevitably, that will result in some some spectacular wins and on balance even more spectacular mistakes. In the NFL, it's tough to play a high risk game and have it come out in your favor unless you're a truly elite QB. Fitz isn't at that level so his history is what it is. Rosen is below Fitz's talent level, but also plays a high risk game.
     
  19. Grippa

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    Agree with all of you guys.
    But Make him Earn it, or he’ll be another RT.
     
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