ldouglas at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 09:28:59 GMT 2009
going to a 4-3 assumes that Peezy is done with the team, no?
On 12/14/09, Kristoffer Shields <kms223 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> The thing about the defense is the question has been where the big plays are
> going to come from.... and it looks like the answer is one of two places:
> First, I think Randy Starks is the Fins MVP this year. What a season he has
> had. I know some of the local reporters have said he hasn't had a Pro Bowl
> season, but IMO, for his position and what he is asked to do, the number of
> impact plays he has had this year has been incredible.
> The second place is Cameron Wake. I know he has substantial work to do in
> coverage and setting the edge against the run and he won't be a full-time
> player until he makes progress there..... but doesn't it seem like every
> time we desperately need a play late in the game, it's Wake who is putting
> on the pressure? With some work, I think he can be a special player.
> But here's my point, and it's more of a long-term thing. Given all that,
> and assuming JT comes back to the Fins next year.... Wouldn't a 4-3 base
> defense make a lot of sense for this team? We have a lot of depth at DL,
> especially at DE (and especially if we moved JT back to a pass rushing DE).
> And it seems to me that if we're going to run a 3-4 successfully, we need to
> add at least 2 big-time LBs. Maybe Wake can develop into the dominant OLB
> we need, but it'd be easier for him to rush from the DE position (that's
> where he seems to do his most damage, in pass situations when we go to 4
> down linemen). And even if he did develop, we'd still need another
> playmaker at ILB....it's clear Crowder, Ayodele, and Torbor (who is actually
> my favorite of the three) aren't gonna cut it. But if we went to a 4-3,
> we'd still be stacked on the DL, the OLBs would be less crucial and we'd
> just need to find someone who could man the middle---a tall order, but only
> one player rather than having to fill multiple holes.
> I don't know, just a thought. I know the "base" defense is much less
> important than it used to be because teams are in and out of so many
> formations. But I can't help but wonder if it wouldn't make some sense to
> run more of a 4-3 look with our personnel.
>> Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:45:20 -0600
>> From: mdiana at tulane.edu
>> To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
>> Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: Christmas
>> This one and last week too. As angry as I was at that long ball when Smith
>> and Wilson both bit on the double move, that was one of the few plays the
>> defense gave up today. I think I read there were seven 3-and-outs by
>> Jacksonville. That's a tribute to the defense.
>> I actually didn't think the offense was that bad, sans the turnovers.
>> Nothing like a turnover to kill the offense. Mind you, three turnovers
>> get us past a better team, but I am happy to see a more conventional
>> offense. Not so much because of any issue with the WC, but because it
>> that coaches are flexible enough to adjust.
>> Does anyone know what's up with Vince Young? I read somewhere that he
>> injured his knee. Of the last three games, the Texans are the ones that
>> worry me the most.
>> I'd love to see Buffalo and Jacksonville beat NE.
>> On 12/13/09 3:02 PM, "Kristoffer Shields" <kms223 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > For all the complaints I've made about the defense this season (and I
>> > stand by
>> > them), they sure won this one. That game shouldn't have been close....
>> > but
>> > escaping with a win on the road works. Gonna have to play a lot better
>> > to
>> > beat Tennessee, though.
>> > Another week where we get to talk about the playoff possibilities,
>> > though, and
>> > that's fun. Looks like all the other contenders (except Pitt) are going
>> > to
>> > win, as we expected. But the Jax loss and the Denver loss (it looks
>> > like)
>> > tighten things up WC-wise. Maybe Jax will bounce back to beat NE in a
>> > couple
>> > weeks?
>> >> Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:57:31 -0500
>> >> From: ldouglas at gmail.com
>> >> To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
>> >> Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: Christmas
>> >> and Garrard just regifted it back
>> >> perhaps we got each other in Secret Santa
>> >> On 12/13/09, David McKinney <bigdave at exemail.com.au> wrote:
>> >>> I hope the Dolphins at least put some nice wrapping paper, maybe a bit
>> >>> of a
>> >>> bow, on this Christmas present they're giving to Jacksonville.
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