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10-18-2012, 12:17 PM
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I think Tannehill coming from the same offense, and coach, in college has really helped him out a lot. Also, the uptempo style that Philbin ran in the mini camps, and camp itself, also helped. I think if he had to learn a new offense, we would have probably seen Moore start. I like Tannehills progress, and he has shown tools that we havent seen in a QB since #13.
Yes if he wasnt as familiar with the offense, we probably would've seen Moore. But what he's shown already to me has little to do with his understanding of the offense. He's shown he can pick up blitzes quickly and change the play at the line. He's shown he can shake off bad plays and not let it affect his next plays either. Both of those things I didnt expect so quickly regardless of knowing the offense and figure it would be something he'd do next season.
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The problem at WR is I think they are going to overpay for someone. I just hope that they dont go with someone older, like Welker for example. I want a guy that is either entering his prime, or in it already. If someone like that is available with the 1st or 2nd rounder, you have to consider making that trade.
I hope they do think that the free agents at WR are #1s cause they really arent besides maybe Dwayne Bowe in free agency. Like I said before, the guys you can trade for usually come with some question marks that I dont think it makes it worth it to trade a 1st or 2nd for them. I think our best chance of getting a #1 receiver is to draft one in the 1st or 2nd round.
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If Long wants Joe Thomas type money, then I say we franchise him, and deal with that next year. I would hope that he would take a bit less to stay here though. Martin is going to be a player IMO, whether it be the left or right side. Jerry is fine, for now. Pouncey is our version of Dwight. I would just like to see them upgrade that LG spot, as I am not a fan of Incognito's play, or BS he pulls.
Yup thats what I think happens too. I would agree that I think we can upgrade our guard depth either way. And I'd still look for some depth at tackle also because we're 1 injury away from being in bad shape.
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I think we have to re-sign Starks, but only if its a cap friendly deal. I think Odrick and Vernon are better suited on the end, and the tandem of Solai and Starks is too good to break up right now.
Thing is that Starks probably wont sign a cap friendly deal because he knows he can get a good deal in free agency. Odrick I feel is a better interior guy because he's strong on stopping the run but seems limited in the pass rush. Vernon is an end and has the speed so maybe he develops some more to be that other edge rusher opposite Wake. Also, Kheeston Randall is underrated right now too as a DT and at one point was a guy that could've gone in the first 2 rounds of last yrs draft. I think he could develop into a guy that plays alongside Solai.
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I like Misi, but Im not a big fan of his pass coverage. If I had to choose, Id rather go with Misi and Dansby, and replace Burnett.
I dont disagree with you about Misi in pass coverage. But he's been solid on the run and I think he can continue to improve. Agreed with on keeping those 2 if it was only based on talent. But teams always take salary into account too and its possible that Dansby could go first before Burnett.
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I love Smith, and when he plays press, he is a tough SOB to play against. Its the zone coverage that gets to him a bit. I really dont like that they only play him on one side of the field, because that means we need CB help on the opposite side. I like Marshall, but I think he is more of a nickel back, so we really need to get a CB in the first two rounds. Lets just hope we dont have to get two CBs this offseason.
I think we can keep Smith with a decent long term deal and he's worth it. There are several guys in the top 2 rounds that would look good opposite Smith. Carroll and Marshall can give us the depth needed at the position too.
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We need a TE too. The WC offense utilizes TEs, but Fasano is not cutting it. I was pissed that they passed on Gronk and Hernandez two drafts ago, because we still needed TE help then. If they get a #1 TE, WR, and CB help going into next training camp, they should be competing for one of the top spots in the AFC.
There's really not a bunch of good TEs in this draft though. Outside of Eifert from Notre Dame, you have some guys I wouldnt consider as Gronk or Hernandez types at all. And there's not too much in free agency either. I think Fasano is holding his own enough to be effective as a 2ndary TE. I just dont know where we get that #1 TE from and it doesnt quite look like Egnew is going to be that. We really need to get rid of Clay quickly because he's useless from what I have seen.

The downside to the improvement is that we end up not getting a good draft spot this yr and it seems that the draft is more top heavy than normal so if we're picking around 15, we may not get the same quality player at that spot as in yrs past. I almost want to root for a few more close losses so we can get back around the #10-15 area for the draft.

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