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Tannehill’s play must improve or ‘We Want Moore’ chants will get louder

By Julian (Miami_Jules on Twitter)

It has happened again! The Miami Dolphins, going into the 2nd game of the season following a brilliant and glorious game against New England last week, managed to not just lose the game, but to get soundly outperformed at every level by the Buffalo Bills. Please tell me we’re not about to re-live 2013 all over again and that this game was just an accident, a compilation of all that could go wrong instead.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

There were few positives coming out of this game and since the list of horrors is a lengthy one, I’ll list the good things first, believe me, there are not that many. It was reassuring to see rookie running back Damian Williams doing well, after Knowshon Moreno had to leave the game and Miller’s struggling performance. The second positive we could take from the game is… actually, there are no more positives we can take from the game.

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Should the Dolphins draft a QB in the 1st round?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

After putting a lot of thought into the 2014 season and the future of the Miami Dolphins, I have come to a surprising conclusion heading into the draft.

The Miami Dolphins must draft a quarterback in the first round.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Ryan Tannehill is not a franchise quarterback as of yet and that is the first order of business until you can cross it off.

A right tackle or right guard is not worth giving up a chance at a franchise quarterback.

Not now, not ever.

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Dolphins should go bargain hunting in Free Agency

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

Now that the Dolphins have a coaching staff and General Manager in place, we can start looking forward to free agency, which is about a month and a half away, and the draft, which will be almost two months later.

The Miami Dolphins would be wise to fill most of their holes in free agency with second tier free agents, so that they are not drafting based on need.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

The signing of these types of players is just as important as a good draft.

At quarterback, the team is solid with Tannehill and Moore.  34 year old Michael Vick is an option,  as he was coached by Bill Lazor in Philadelphia.  Trading or releasing Moore would free up $4 million.  Josh McCown, a former Dolphin, is the only other possible upgrade.  Pat Devlin may be better than the rest of the free agents on the market.

At running back, the Dolphins could sign a power back like Ben Tate or LeGarrette Blount, but they will be expensive. CFL Grey Cup MVP and former Dolphin, Kory Sheets, could be a better, under the radar, signing.  Green Bay Fullback John Kuhn is a proven as a blocker and in short yardage and pass catching.  According to his position coach, he changed the pass blocking protections when Aaron Rodgers was out, never gave up a sack and was great on third down pass protection.  I am sure Philbin would love to have him back on his team.

At wide receiver, the team could target Anquan Boldin, who at 33 is still an elite receiver.  Should the new GM decide to move Mike Wallace, Ted Ginn Jr. and Devin Hester are elite return men who can also run the go route and catch screen passes.  Armon Binns could be brought back in hopes that he develops as the big target Tannehill needs. (cont’d on page 2, CLICK HERE)

Dolphins re-sign WR Marlon Moore and LG David Arkin

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus)

Marlon Moore has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins after appearing in six games for the San Francisco 49ers.

He will assume Ryan Spadola’s spot as the fourth receiver.  Spadola could be re-signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers, but he may opt to return to the Jets as he claimed that he was unaware of Jets interest in him when he opted for the Dolphins practice squad after he was released off of their 53 man roster.

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Moore, 26, has a strong reputation on special teams and earned two starts at wide receiver as a Dolphin last season, when he contributed six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.  He had similar production as a rookie in 2010. This season he has made one catch for six yards and rushed once for nine yards.

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Is it time for Moore efficient play out of the Dolphins QB position?

Is Ryan Tannehill’s inexperience the biggest problem with the 2013 Miami Dolphins?  Cyrus thinks so and in the following piece he explains why it might be the right time for a QB switch for the Dolphins.  

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Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

I love Ryan Tannehill.  I recently said he was “The Answer” for the Dolphins and I still believe that.  Unless you are asking me who should start on Halloween.   The answer to that question is Matt Moore.

Think Florida Marlins, 1997.

Those Marlins were not getting the expected production out of second baseman Luis Castillo, 21, so they sent him to the minors, and acquired an unknown 26 year old prospect named Craig Counsell who helped them win the World Series.  Six years later, Castillo helped the Marlins win a second World Series.

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