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1 year ago
tsstamper
I honestly don't know much about gambling, other than that it's designed for the house to win in the long term. That said, I think there's an assumption in the slot machine scenario that the odds "are what they are" (either 2:1 or 100:1) independent of anything else going on in the casino. In your scenario, I would put my money on the 2:1 guy to win, of course...assuming no other va
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I don't disagree that he has some home run speed but, lacking elusiveness and vision, that's not nearly enough to be valuable enough to even keep on the roster outside of a situation where you've traded and had suspended your #1 & #2 options. Beyond how awful his production has been, my major issue with him is the "I don't got nuttin' to prove" attitude. The only positive on that
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I absolutely love having a strong OL. I begrudgingly was super late in coming around to the idea that QB was more important than OL. And I still think it's 2nd most important. That said, I view the potential for solving as both/and. If we think the right QB is there for us at our first pick, gotta pull that trigger. That, of course, doesn't mean that we can't still make multiple significan
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I think that's why I'm encouraged by having what appears (same caveat: lots of football yet to be played, and not just this year) to be a good coaching staff in place. With all of the non-#1 QBs who went on to have more success than the #1 overall picks, there seems to be a common theme of them going into the right overall situation...a team with a strong culture and coaches who know how to get
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1 year ago
tsstamper
With the massive caveat stated up front - I don't think we win this game if Brissett starts...Hoyer was awful - I was really impressed by how we won. You play the hand that's dealt ya, so Hoyer was starting and daring him to consistently beat us with his arm was absolutely the right call. Somehow our defense - with players I still literally have to look up on the roster between plays - made t
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Was shaking my head on so many of his runs "if you'd only cut left" or "don't run right into the group of defenders". Don't know much about his college career, but guessing he just overpowered a bunch of smaller, less talented defenders building in his mind that that was how to run. Probably just immaturity, but read somewhere that he basically said "I got nothin' to
Forum: Miami Dolphins Civilized Discussion
1 year ago
tsstamper
I wasn't able to watch the game live, but watched a condensed version on youtube that included all plays. A few things stood out to me: 1. even though we're starting a lot of players that wouldn't start for a good NFL team, our secondary was getting hands on a lot of passes even if they didn't turn into interceptions. The TD pass was well-contested, and several other passes defensed could ha
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1 year ago
tsstamper
99. Re: Tua
Man...Zach needs to be in the HoF ASAP. Truly a travesty that he's not already.
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1 year ago
tsstamper
100. Re: Tua
I actually preferred it when the league was one where individual players like Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, etc. could seemingly have just as much impact on creating sustained success as QBs. It may be that I have a tendency to aggrandize the past, but it felt like there was more opportunity for creativity in building a team...and the games pitted one
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1 year ago
tsstamper
101. Re: Tua
For me - and the BIG disclaimer is that there is a LOT of football left to be played - it feels like a lot of overthinking (certainly not just on this board) regarding Tua. It honestly reminds me of 2005 and Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is basically the consensus #1 all offseason, then SF basically talks themselves into Smith primarily because of a feeling that he will be more coachable than Rodgers
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1 year ago
tsstamper
We are getting better as the season progresses - this has been a huge focus area for me since the coaching regime and approach change that happened at the conclusion of last season. I knew we wouldn't be good...but I wanted to see improvement. Frankly, I didn't really care if it led to wins this year, necessarily...but wanted to see that the coaching staff could take whatever talent they were g
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Agree with both of those points. Genuinely didn't like losing Minkah. Was glad they tried to get him to stay, don't like that he didn't want to. Harris - yeah, at this point nothing to lose outside of him taking snaps that could be used to develop someone else. I wasn't aware of the similarities in measurables with Hightower.
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Not sure why I chose this point to study this aspect of how we might build the defense if we're, in large part, following the Patriot way. Maybe because the trade deadline is coming and the rest of the season doesn't give much opportunity to change the roster, outside of waiver wire and churning the bottom of the roster (which is a good thing). Anyway, I wanted to look at some elements of h
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I was going to guess that Flores' evaluation of Rosen is complete "for now". I think when they put him in, it was, in large part, to see if he'd play differently in live, non-preseason games than what they'd seen in practice & preseason. Almost all of the commentary was about how he was learning & not ready (identifying the Mike LB, etc), so I'm guessing it's back to the works
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Love what Flores did by bringing in Fitz and love even more his announcement that he's going to continue starting Rosen, but bring in Fitz in relief as he deems necessary. 1. overall, it's more important to know what we've got in Rosen than to go with a veteran who has proven to be too streaky to be counted on for even the "short" long term. 2. puts healthy pressure on Rosen to perfor
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Not sure what you're basing your opinion on regarding Wilkins. I've definitely not been overly impressed by him through 5 games, but I'm also not pinpointing him as a major reason the defense isn't good at this point. I think so many things have changed (defensive system, basically all coaches, players, position/role definition, strategy, injuries, trades, etc) that it's honestly been challengi
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Cap - With the huge caveat that there's a ton of ball yet to be played in 2019 - both in the NFL & NCAA - I'd have to say that right now I see the Rosen/Tua subject differently. I'm having trouble seeing very much differentiation between Tannehill around the same time in his Phins career & Rosen. Both have just about every physical trait that you'd want in a QB but neither showing pot
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I agree, assuming Rosen continues to develop this year. I would have said that's even an unreasonable expectation considering the OL, but the blocking hasn't been atrocious the past couple of games.
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1 year ago
tsstamper
On the free agency front, Armando quotes an unnamed agent who basically said that the Phins, in his opinion, would need to pay about 15-20% more for an FA than, I guess, the "average" team because they'd be joining a losing team, which is highly associated with the risk of management/coaching change. So, we've got that going for us...
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I don't know any Colts fans personally and I don't know if the team truly "sucked for Luck" in 2012. In googling it, a couple of the vets on the team vehemently denied it with "we're professionals" and "we don't even know if Luck is what everybody says he is". Similar to us, they just didn't have the overall talent to win enough not to get the 1st pick. Dissimilar
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I agree in general with the idea of expectation of about 50%, even of 1st & 2nd rounders. That said, I'd say we're trying to achieve a paradigm shift wherein having the right culture and a QB covers all manner of sins. I don't think Belicheck is actually that much better at hitting on draft picks, he just has a strong, long-standing culture and Brady (and refs...but I digress). The prizm
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Reflecting on Grier's drafts and Sashi Brown's experience in Cleveland. What are the chances Grier gets "Brown'd" and does the teardown work while someone else gets to do the rebuild, like Dorsey in CLE? I think chances are slim in 2020, since Grier seems to have been part of either convincing or strongly agreeing with Ross about the necessity of a complete rebuild...and he hasn't h
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Very valid concern...and agreed it would be a good problem to have. The franchises that see sustained success (i.e. they're almost always in contention to make a solid playoff run and have a chance @ S build and maintain stability by having good HC & QB. They have good scouting & management, as well, but it doesn't seem to necessitate the same consistency as at HC & QB. Obviously
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1 year ago
tsstamper
I think you're right about (1) & (3)...and about what JAX would want for him. If the team evaluates (1) and says "we can't or won't deal with this problem child", then cost is irrelevant. If Jalen is set on going to an immediate contender, then, again, cost is irrelevant. (i.e. that better be something the Phins understand about him prior to any potential trade) But, if the
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1 year ago
tsstamper
Crazy, but two of the teams we traded with to get additional 1st & 2nd round picks in 2020 (PIT & NO) both lost elite QBs (at least for multiple weeks). Believe me, I'm not rooting for anyone to get seriously injured, but those 2 picks are probably significantly higher than they projected to be if both those guys played 16 healthy this season.
Forum: Miami Dolphins Civilized Discussion
1 year ago
tsstamper
Disclaimer - I'm not recommending this move...just putting it out for consideration. Jalen Ramsey wants out of JAX. He's young, proven, elite talent at one of the core foundational positions. It's likely a bit of a "buyer's market", which seems to be the case when a team needs to unload a player who doesn't want to be there...and it doesn't help JAX that they're 2019 and 2020 cap s
Forum: Miami Dolphins Civilized Discussion
1 year ago
tsstamper
With Roethlisberger out for the season and PIT having started 0-2, the pick looks to be a relatively high 1st rounder.
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1 year ago
tsstamper
1 year ago
tsstamper
120. Minkah
It's being reported that the Phins are in relatively advanced talks to trade Minkah for a 2020 1st rounder (likely later in the round, as interested teams are playoff contenders) plus a player or an additional pick. Part of me thinks "I don't want anyone here who doesn't want to be here". Another part thinks "I can't just cave to an individual's dissatisfaction and take less va
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