Would DeSean Jackson make sense for the Dolphins?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

The Philadelphia Eagles have cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson and the Miami Dolphins are among the teams that could be interested.

Photo Courtesy of Wigstruck via Wikipedia

Photo Courtesy of Wigstruck via Wikipedia

Bill Lazor was brought in as offensive coordinator because of the success of the Philadelphia Eagles offense last year and it would only make sense to bring in one of the leaders of that offense to shorten the learning curve.

The Miami Dolphins wide receiver corps are coming into the season pretty banged up and Mike Wallace did not demonstrate that he was worthy of being called a number one receiver.

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Breaking down the odds of the Dolphins drafting Pro Bowlers in the NFL Draft

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

I visited my local fair yesterday and was lured in by the chance of coming away with a big prize for a small price in their carnival games.

I came away feeling scammed and it reminded me of the NFL Draft.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

I did a numbers analysis of the past five drafts and discovered that 80 Pro Bowlers were selected out of 1272 selections, for a 6.3 percent early success rate.

15 were selected in the 2009 draft, 30 in 2010, 20 in 2011, 11 in 2012 and 4 in 2013.

Obviously, the last two drafts have not had as much time to develop and more Pro Bowlers are surely to sprout, but they have been included as they give a realistic picture of what this Dolphins regime can expect in their win or go home season.

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Who are the top 10 Dolphins of All-Time??

 

By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter)

Spring has sprung and with it, spring brings along its beautiful flowers and warmer weather, calm after the wintry  storms, and a lull in the football free agent action, as many of the top F/As have been signed and coaches and GMs put on their silly convention hats and attend the NFL Owner’s annual meeting. We, the absolute football fans in the meantime, are being hammered on sports TV by the relentlessly torturous non-stop coverage of college basketball, while we desperately try to find an oasis of information, in a desert of football news.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

We do not have to suffer my beloved football purists, so I thought some football entertainment in the form of trivial homage to those heroes of the gridiron who might’ve once stirred up emotional excitement and passion , which we now look nostalgically back on, may put some excitement back into our football starved minds. The question I ask you fellow Dolfans is: Who are your top 10 Dolphins of all time? Participation is encouraged and if we get enough of you involved, I will be happy to ask a similar question during another desperate quiet time, either before the draft, or in between the draft and the start of training camp as rumor and news demands it. Here is my top 10 Dolphins of all time:

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Updated Dolphins Mock Draft – Will they go OL in the 1st round?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

The Miami Dolphins should be able to fill a lot of needs in the 2014 draft.  Here is my projection.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

With the 19th pick in the 1st round, the Miami Dolphins select:

C.J. Mosley, Alabama, Middle Linebacker

I believe the Miami Dolphins will have an elite defense in 2014, but it cannot happen without All Pro production from the middle linebacker.  Miami’s offensive line has gotten all of the headlines, but the linebackers were the biggest disappointment in 2013, and this man could turn the unit around.

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Dolphins closing in on Knowshon Moreno? What about Blount?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)
The current market value for Denver’s Knowshon Moreno and New England’s LeGarrette Blount is at about $3 million per season, which to me says the Dolphins should double their pleasure.

Photo Courtesy of Jeffery Beall via Wikipedia.org

Photo Courtesy of Jeffery Beall via Wikipedia.org

Knowshon Moreno is an every down back with good hands and an excellent pass protector.  He ran for a thousand yards last season and scored ten touchdowns and, at 26, has plenty of tread left on his tires.

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Is Devin Hester an upgrade for the Dolphins?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

The recent news that Devin Hester would “love” to play for the Miami Dolphins and that they are one of the thirteen teams that have approached his agent, has me pretty jazzed.

Photo Courtesy of Jauerback via Wikipedia

Photo Courtesy of Jauerback via Wikipedia

I gave Hester a first round draft grade in 2006 in spite of the fact that he was a special teamer without a defined position.

His elite talent was obvious, but how much of an impact could he make?

As a rookie he gave the Chicago Bears the spark they needed in order to advance to the Super Bowl and even took the opening kickoff to the house in the big game.

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Life for the Dolphins after the draft

 

By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter)

We all knew about the many needs the Miami Dolphins had going into the 2014 off season, and yet we were all aware of the salary cap limits left after last year expensive signings. The free agent signing period is on but it would be impossible to address all of the team’s present needs which have accumulated over the past few seasons, with 7 lonely draft picks while still being mindful of the salary cap and so this year, evaluating the athletes who go undrafted will be ever so crucial .

I have put together a list of some players who are expected to become free agents when the last pick of the 7th round is in the books along with whatever film I was able to dig up on them, and here they are.

Brandon Linder

OG

Miami (Fla.)

6-6

311

7-FA

http://youtu.be/kYDZj5cNQow

CorneliusLucas

OT

Kansas State

6-8

316

7-FA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQLwJ5BiEZ8&feature=share&list=PLa7u-FW_Nk5zBsMam8p2xWTk7D3h7_ngn&index=29

Kevin Danser

OG

Stanford

6-5

312

FA

http://youtu.be/9R6J6GFBEmE

Only film I was able to find on Stanford OG Kevin Danser  # 76

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Vince Wilfork to the Dolphins?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

The only debate in a Vince Wilfork to Miami scenario is whether he has anything left in the tank.

When the Dolphins traded up one spot in the 2004 draft to draft Vernon Carey and not Vince, I was livid, even more so after he ended up on the New England Patriots.

Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison via Wikipedia.org

Photo Courtesy of Keith Allison via Wikipedia.org

Ten years later the Dolphins may have a chance to add him to a talented defensive unit and if the team decides an above average right tackle is more important, it will just be history repeating itself.

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Dolphins get an ‘A’ so far in Free Agency

 

By Cyrus Lassus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

The Miami Dolphins are not done with free agency, but the first major wave has come and gone and the team’s core looks strong.

Branden Albert is finally a Miami Dolphin and the team has an elite left tackle again.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

He is excellent in pass protection but only considered average in the running game.  His detractors say that he is only an above average left tackle, but he is coming off of a Pro Bowl season.

Even if Branden Albert was overpaid with his five year, $47 million dollar deal, the team has secured one of the most important positions in football for the next 3-5 years.

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Dolphins draft plans after their Free Agency additions

 

By Miami Jules (Miami_Jules on Twitter)

March 11th 2014 marked the start of the new NFL year and also the start of the free agent signing period. Players entering the NFL draft have moved up and down in the rankings in the week preceding the free agent period, and although these rankings are only a rough guide, they will guide us through these last weeks before the actual draft takes place in May.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

It isn’t a secret to most of us that the Miami Dolphins had to virtually rebuild the offensive line. Along with the OL, the defensive line also needs new additions with the early but expected departure of nose tackle Paul Soliai. The Dolphins acted quickly to replace Soliai by signing free agent Earl Mitchell and Randy Starks has been re-signed but for only 2 years. The secondary is another area of need, which would be better addressed in the draft.

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