Tag: Brandon Gibson

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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Some TALL receivers the Dolphins could draft in the late rounds

 

By Julian (@Miami_Jules on Twitter)

The 2014 Senior Bowl was played this weekend and during the week of practices that preceded the game, quite a few players stood out and climbed up in the rankings. Not all players entering the draft played in the Senior Bowl, some because of eligibility or injuries, and others just decided not to participate. The rankings will change yet again in the weeks following the game and in order to stay current with these, I will be monitoring some of the more significant changes as they happen. Today I will concentrate on late rounds wide receivers only.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Miami enjoyed a healthy amount of receivers signings during the offseason last year, which included the most expensive WR signing of free agency, Mike Wallace. NFL analysts predicted Miami’s passing game would become its new found strength, as a result of these pricy off season moves. However, the Fins only ranked 20th in passing in the NFL.

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Ryan Tannehill is ‘The Answer’ for the Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill’s turnovers cost the Miami Dolphins what was supposed to be the easiest game on the 2013 schedule.  He threw a pick six on the game’s opening possession, an interception in the end zone down 14-0 in the first quarter and then fumbled with the team up a point on a sack that gave the Buffalo Bills possession in field goal range with under three minutes to go.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Eliminate one of those three turnovers and the Miami Dolphins are likely 4-2 and heading up to New England with a chance to take over the division lead.  Yet, I am not mad at him or at the Dolphins coaches.  They have put the ball in his hands and he has shined even when things have not gone his way.

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Blame goes all around in Dolphins embarrassing loss to the Bills 23-21

The Miami Dolphins had 2 weeks to prepare for the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins coaches talked at length about making adjustments, changing things schematically, and getting their players healed up during the bye week. That’s right, the Dolphins had 2 full weeks to prepare to face the 2-4 Bills. The Dolphins had 2 weeks to sit at home and figure out how to pass protect and run the football more effectively. The Dolphins talked a lot about how they couldn’t wait to play a division rival. And yet, with 2 weeks to prepare for a sub-par opponent, at home, the Dolphins still managed to play down to the Bills level. And the sad part is, the Dolphins might not have played down to the Bills level….it might just be the Dolphins level.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

The Dolphins fell into a 14-0 hole after Ryan Tannehill threw a pick-6 on the Dolphins opening drive and then the Bills walked down the field and scored a follow up touchdown. The Dolphins would battle back though, limiting the halftime deficit to 17-14. It was 17-7, but Tannehill and the boys marched down the field and put the ball in the end zone when they needed it badly. After the half, the Dolphins defense stepped up and would limit the Bills to only 2 field goals. The offense, however shied away from the running game that had been working all day (4.8 yards per carry).

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