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April 22, 2013

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Old Skool

We HOo

SOUP

Skool...don't know if U saw my comment the other day but I had a GREAT time fishing with U over in Tampa the other day. Any time you can watch a beautiful sunrise over the water and catch 10 bass in 2 hours time from a kayak it is ALWAYS a very good thing!

LB

Preface with the usual apologies for repeats...

Ermon Lane:
http://canesinsight.com/content/1696-Lane-Updates-the-Latest

NJ Offers:
http://canesinsight.com/content/1694-New-Jersey-trio-all-hold-UM-offers

Extremely curious: Brad Kaaya (CA) holds one offer, and it's from UM. He is, however, a pro style.
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Athlon ranked the running backs in the ACC. Our boy is numero uno.
http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-acc-running-backs-2013

On the flip side, look at Morris's ranking. That's a touch disrespectful, wouldn't you think?
http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/acc-quarterback-rankings-2013

There are some pretty big names on this coaching Razzie list. It's not UM related, but still a neat read:
http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/college-footballs-top-10-worst-coaches-2013

NCAA opinion:
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1284959.html

Our boy Ricky Town makes the cut here:
http://247sports.com/Article/Class-of-2015-quarterback-prospects--123221

For 37 years, a Cane has been drafted. Is it the end of the streak? Per Casagrande:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-04-21/sports/fl-miami-hurricanes-nfl-draft-20130421_1_mid-to-late-round-picks-miami-hurricane-draft

How much pot did the moron Gabe Terry get caught with? 26.8 grams would be a great guess.
http://www.stateoftheu.com/2013/4/19/4244352/miami-hurricanes-line-backer-gabe-terry-arrested-for-marijuana

Old Skool

Soup
I saw it. 'Twas my pleasure.Guess you didn't see the new nick you've been given: Horny Toad Meister

LB

Good News: A Slightly In-Depth Look at the 2013 Schedule. You're welcome.

1. No back to back road games
2. 7 Home Games
3. Of our 11 opponents (discounting Savannah State), only 5 finished .500 or better. Only 4 finished with winning records. Only 2 had double digit wins.
4. UM will face rushing offenses ranked an average of 70th. We beat the highest ranked on the list (Ga. Tech, 4th).
5. UM will face passing offenses ranked an average of 65th. The high was NC at 26th.
6. UM will face offenses ranked an average of 69th. The high? We will face two top ten offenses (NC- 8, FSU- 10), but the bottom falls hard after those.
7. The defenses we face are slightly better, averaging 55th. We have to contend with two top ten defenses in FSU and Florida. However, the next best defense is Pitt at 23.

Notes:
Of our 5 opponents finishing .500 or better...

- Florida finished 118th in passing and 78th in points scored. Their one offensive threat graduated. However, the defense is extremely good.
- Ga. Tech loses their QB, who contributed to the 4th ranked rushing team. They have solid tailbacks, but each are system players.
- Bernard is gone (thank God). Renner is a bit of a beast at times, but can struggle in conference games.
- Va. Tech has more issues at tailback than UM has with the NCAA. Unless they can throw, their offensive capability could be consistently in the single digits. This isn't good for a team already ranked 81st in rushing and 83rd in scoring.
- The Noles are transitioning into a new QB. They're nasty, stupid, and they smell.

SOUP

!orny Toad Meister

Posted by: Old Skool | April 22, 2013 at 08:35 AM

We all know that's what she said!

But now the bass are saying it too?

LOL

SOUP

The Noles are transitioning into a new QB. They're nasty, stupid, and they smell.

Posted by: LB | April 22, 2013 at 08:54 AM

On this we ALL can agree.

Hassan

LB great stuff

Bernard was a SFLA kid i hated playing him just like all the Clemson SFLA kids that always seem to kill us.

CaneRock

DAMN!, Gabe!
Gabe would be an even bigger dummy if He left campus to get weed, you SHOULD NEVER! have to leave a College campus to get some of that good kush...NEVER!
ESPECIALLY! the day before 4/20.

CaneRock

And I guarantee you, soon as the folks from the Redneck Riviera start hollerin' legalize, they'll legalize weed so fast in Florida, you won't know what hit you...SKRAIT UP!

UMike

Big week for the Canes...either going to be talk of how Golden is keeping players home or a melt down and talk about the best local players leaving lol

SOUP

UMike...careful about making blanket statements like that. U see that comment U made ONLY applies to people like U my friend, only for people like U.

People like me and most around here will not have the slightest interest or worry about anything that happens in terms of non-binding "verbal commits" related to recruiting THIS WEEK.

Now if U want to talk to me in February 2014, then I will be VERY interested, but until then NOT in the LEAST.

Ohio_Cane

SOUP, UMike is just stating how the general fan is going to react, IMO. Not any that actually know about recruiting.

SOUP

UMike...please take a minute to educate yourself about the FACTS and what REAL research (not just opinions) looks like from our friend David Kenyon at B/R:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1609333-miami-football-recruiting-proof-golden-needs-to-expand-reach-outside-of-florida

Oh and please note the tag line at the very bottom of the article.

Thank U very much!

SOUP

SOUP, UMike is just stating how the general fan is going to react, IMO. Not any that actually know about recruiting.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Then UMike should say that OUT LOUD.

He should say "most fans who know nothing will say" but he should NOT say it like he agrees with it (unless of course he does, which is OK too if true) because then U own it.

LB

If they legalize weed in Oregon, our national debt would be gone in two hours. Tops.

Recruiting really doesn't matter except in cases of the diehards who shut it down as it helps with momentum. We need such momentum in getting defensive talent... defensive tackles and linebackers.

Speaking of which, it's almost downright criminal the luck that Golden and Barrow have had with that group. If there's such a thing as an anti-genie, they've got it with that crew.

2011
Buchanan gets injured.
Futch underperforms.

2012
Spence graduates.
Buchanan is on the injured list again and never sees time in a UM uniform.
Witt suffers a career ending injury.
Kirby misses much of the season with an injury.

2013
Gionni Paul vanishes like a thief in the night.
Eddie Johnson graduates to community college.
Gabe Terry becomes an extra in a Jefferson Airplane video.

Sheesh.

LB

UM avoids another bug.
Marshall gets more problems.

Kevin Grooms arrested. No joke.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/204004421.html

LB

First AJL, then Grooms.

At least the pendulum swings both ways.

UMike

SOUP..calm down man lol...You know its true! I don't need to know any facts to simply give an opinion lol..Most fans are going to care either way..even yourself. But you know as well as I do most fans are going to go to the extreme one way or the other depending on what Sony does lol

Keoki


The Noles are transitioning into a new QB. They're nasty, stupid, and they smell.

Posted by: LB | April 22, 2013 at 08:54 AM

On this we ALL can agree.

Posted by: SOUP | April 22, 2013 at 09:01 AM


Amen!
and F' the Turds!

SOUP

UMike...Good advice: Keep calm and carry on!

I jumped the gun on U, sorry bud. Hey did U get my emails ova da weekend? Collins may not be too happy right about now in Ark huh?

UMike

SOUP...yes I did..and I agree lol....At least Sony doesnt have a coach with his hand out..at least not that I know of lol

LB

Poor Alex. Life sometimes gets rough in the $EC.

UMike

Poor Alex. Life sometimes gets rough in the $EC.

Posted by: LB | April 22, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I bet his HS coach is doing just fine lol

Old Skool

Alex needed to listen to Mama

CoCane

Soup,

Put me up on that Alex Collins info...

CaneRock

UM avoids another bug.
Marshall gets more problems.

Kevin Grooms arrested. No joke.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/204004421.html

Posted by: LB | April 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM

It wasn't UM that avoided Him, it was His grades that avoided UM LMAO!

CaneRock

Jon Bastian, TIFWIW:

Hey,

I was at the IMG 7v7 this past weekend and while Sony didn't make the trip with the team (probably due to track), I spoke with several people that are close to him and they're saying he's all Georgia. The same source that filled me in about the Alex Collins situation and Arkansas--which led to an unpopular radio show prediction by yours truly--is saying Sony to Georgia. It isn't over until the large-boned lady sings, but I haven't heard "he's going to Miami" from anybody outside of fans. This may be another unpopular pick, but I give it to you guys straight from solid sources, he's probably going to be dawg.

SOUP

Put me up on that Alex Collins info...

Posted by: CoCane | April 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Email me so I make sure I got it right.

SOUP

The same reason Collins went to the $EC Razorback$ is the ONLY reason that Sony MAY got to the UGA Dawg$. He is a Cane at heart, has been forever and everybody knows it, but those GA boys are making it VERY hard for him to say "NO".

Wasn't it Skynyrd who said:

"Now I dig U Georgia peaches,
Makes me feel right at home.
Now I dig you Georgia peaches,
Makes me feel right at home.
But I don't love me no one woman,
So I can't stay in Georgia long."

I just hope Sony is more of a Santana fan:

"I'll never go back to Georgia baby,
I'll never go back!"

CaneRock

"Now I dig U Georgia peaches,
Makes me feel right at home.
Now I dig you Georgia peaches,
Makes me feel right at home.
But I don't love me no one woman,
So I can't stay in Georgia long."

Posted by: SOUP | April 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Well, it that's the case, I hope Sony doesn't have too many "Georgia peaches". Because too much "Georgia peach", can make your legs "wobbly" LMAO!

Ohio_Cane

TheUReloaded ‏@TheUReloaded 1h

New U documentary check out trailer http://youtu.be/jlLHL0ijiQY

CoCane

What's your e-mail address Soup. I can't find the paper I wrote it down on

UMike

SOUP..I mentioned it about a week or two ago I thought Sony was going to UGA..and then I got hammered for having an agenda lol..I hope everyone is wrong...although I previously thought otherwise..if Sony does commit to UGA, it may change things with Cook

SOUP

..if Sony does commit to UGA, it may change things with Cook.

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2013 at 01:13 PM

I agree, BUT let's watch it play out then we will talk about other options IF necessary.

SOUP

Coke...canespace86@aol.com

Make sure U tell me something that only U would know so I can confirm it is U.

UMike

MNW LB Mike Smith is visiting Canes right now...and Travis Rudolph got an offer from Oregon.

CoCane

Soup,

You've got mail

orange 'n green in the vein

UMike, you did get lumped in as a negative agenda holder for daring to guess where a life long 'Cane fan would actually end up attending college, it would have been total hilarity if it wasn't so easily seen beforehand coming down main street of the blob.

I stopped caring about what high school attendees had to say as soon as I stopped being one myself. So I just can't be bothered to care about '14 signing day recruiting during '13. Even though it's going on continually and recruiting yourself first is job number one for the Miami head coach.

The old 5th string QB's career in Athens is starting to mutate into some over aggrandized version of Bowden's career at WVU in a lot of ways with how often his seat temperature vacillates wildly, has he ever been burned in effigy for mismanaging the salary cap over the last ten years there yet?

Willie Will in Nashville

Dear Coach Larranaga,

Please offer Seventh Woods a scholarship right NOW ASAP!!!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

Please offer Seventh Woods a scholarship right NOW ASAP!!!!!!!

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | April 22, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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LOL, kid is a man among boys. Reminds me of what Lebron use to do against kids at that age.

Ohio_Cane

Ricky Town visiting Bama soon.

SOUP

So I just can't be bothered to care about '14 signing day recruiting during '13.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | April 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Yeah, what he said.

SOUP

For his series-clinching complete game shutout of No. 12 Clemson, sophomore lefthander Andrew Suarez was recognized with Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week honors Monday.

The southpaw scattered just six hits throughout the afternoon, striking out five Clemson batters without issuing a walk en route to a 7-0 victory. The complete game was the third of Miami's season and the first of Suarez’ career.

The Miami, Fla., native finished off an impressive weekend for Hurricane pitchers, as the team allowed the second-fewest runs ever in a three-game series (two). Suarez, along with fellow starters Chris Diaz and Bryan Radziewski, combined to allow just two earned runs over 24.0 innings (0.75 ERA) in Miami's second consecutive ACC series victory.

Sinistercane

Put me up on that Alex Collins info...

Posted by: CoCane | April 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Email me so I make sure I got it right.

Posted by: SOUP | April 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I love recruiting gossip lol

Starling6996@yahoo.com

CaneRock

if Sony does commit to UGA, it may change things with Cook

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2013 at 01:13 PM

Cook ain't exactly holdin' Sony's jockstrap, that kid has elite size and speed.

Willie Will in Nashville

LOL, kid is a man among boys. Reminds me of what Lebron use to do against kids at that age.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM

I seen him live in person when he was 11yrs old. He was about 5'11 taking it coast to coast and dunkin!! His team won the 6th grade national AAU championship, he was the tallest player on his team and the team they played against had a kid 6'9

CaneRock

Please offer Seventh Woods a scholarship right NOW ASAP!!!!!!!

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | April 22, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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LOL, kid is a man among boys. Reminds me of what Lebron use to do against kids at that age.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM

Yeah, I saw that too.
No way IN HELL! that kid's only 14.

UMike

if Sony does commit to UGA, it may change things with Cook

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2013 at 01:13 PM

Cook ain't exactly holdin' Sony's jockstrap, that kid has elite size and speed.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 22, 2013 at 03:23 PM

I will be honest..I have NO CLUE who is better among the 3 top South Florida backs. I have seen no games or film. But I do know if Cook and Yearby are putting up the numbers they are in the district they are in with that competition..and winning state titles..they got to be good lol..

Hassan

soup hit me with email #1

herbieibis

WOW! The Herb has been catching up on the weekend blogs and low and behold he sees where Gabe Terry gets arrested for Pot. The first thing the Herb saw was his weight 185 lbs, so the light bulb flashes on and that's the reason he had the pot, weight gain. We all know or at least most of you have tried doobage in the past and know, aside from feeling like your floating in space, is the appetite you have. I remember I was at a concert back in the late 70's and was so tore up and starving I ate peanut shells off the floor. Gabe was only going to use it to gain weight.

CoCane

Thanks Soup. ;-)

CaneRock

I will be honest..I have NO CLUE who is better among the 3 top South Florida backs. I have seen no games or film. But I do know if Cook and Yearby are putting up the numbers they are in the district they are in with that competition..and winning state titles..they got to be good lol..

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2013 at 03:32 PM

Oh, don't get me wrong, I like Sony.
But when you watch Cook, it's clear that He has better instincts at the RB position.
Faster to.

orange 'n green in the vein

"I remember I was at a concert back in the late 70's and was so tore up and starving I ate peanut shells off the floor.

Posted by: herbieibis | April 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM"

The herb makes me succumb to a laugh attack.

herbieibis

The Herb would like to see the DL have some verbals like the O-Line has. Art has been using his tenure on Al, from what I can see. No complaints on that side of the ball, though.

Sarasota 'cane

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/20/3354589/strong-recruiting-in-face-of-ncaa.html

"Very few coaches have been able to do what Golden has done when it comes to mending fences and building new bridges in the state. He has made it a daily ritual to reach out to local, regional and statewide head coaches to get that once healthy recruiting pipeline back flowing strong." - Blustein

Larry Blustein has forgotten more about recruiting than most of us will ever know. He sees what Al is doing despite the NCAA cloud that hangs over UM's head and he still rates Al in the same breath as all the great UM coaches that have come before him.

Go 'canes!

Montreal-Cane

Larry Blustein is the bible of HS football.
He is nice person with a lot of knowledge. Everytime he can give some hints to UM coaches, it's more than welcomed.

Let's go Canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Montreal if the Defense wasn't one or two years off we'd be talking national domination this season. We'll just have to accept that those goals will have to wait, but the ACC Title and a BCS bid are definitely in their grasp this year, NCAA not withstanding!

Go 'canes!!

Montreal-Cane

RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the FBI just arrested today 2 terrorists linked to the Al-Qaïda Iranian branch. The 2 terrorists wanted to derail a train (Amtrack-Via Rail) on it's way from Toronto to New York City.

Montreal-Cane

Sarasota the very best is yet to come if Al stays at least another 2 to 3 years at least...

Let's go Canes!

TJL

Lester Williams Miami Carol City High the first big time recruit to stay home..

BEERicane

OGV's man-crush Coach L isn't having much of a recruiting season. Gotta hope he can muster a middle of the pack ACC season the next year or two. Recruiting: much like the baseball team - A swing and a miss!

Sarasota 'cane

Coach L's gonna get his. The NCAA looms larger for the basketball team right now as they never self imposed a penalty for whatever they hell they did or didn't do! The bottom line is that it's hard enough to compete with the Duke's and Florida's in recruiting without the added pressure of NCAA sanctions hanging over the programs head.

Let's be real, Coach L was the consensus Coach of the Year a month ago! Lets wait and see what he can do once his hands are untied from his back!

Go 'canes!

TonyCane

Sarasota, I'm half surprised the NCAA did not impose a postseason ban on Miami before our sweet 16 game, just for spite.

Montreal-Cane

Seventh Woods Is The BEST 14 Year Old In The Country! CRAZY Athlete As reported by Willie Will in Nashville

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=If7Hrcf04Dw

TonyCane

This is off-topic, but keeping in the Miami area. A little analysis I did on the Dolphins drafting since Jimmy Johnson left....


2000 - Greatest Needs: Offensive Line, Wide Receiver, Quarterback

Miami addressed quarterback temporarily by signing Jay Fiedler as a free agent, but had an aged Richmond Webb that they wanted to replace.

First Pick: Todd Wade - OL, 2nd Rd.
Could have had: Laverneous Cole - WR (78nd selection)


2001 - Greatest Needs: Wide Receiver, Running Back, Quarterback

Miami lost their two starting wide receivers - OJ McDuffie and Tony Martin, and replaced them with free agent pickups James McKnight and Derick Ward. Not an even swap. Fiedler was adequate as a starter but an upgrade was still desirable at quarterback. Lamar Smith had emerged as a workhouse, but was not the elite level HB that Wannstedt needed for his offense. After being thwarted in an attempt to trade up to land Santana Moss, Miami ignored all of offensive needs with their first selection, instead going with CB Jamar Fletcher, adding to an existing team strength.

First Pick: Jamar Fletcher - CB (25th selection)
Could have had: Reggie Wayne - WR (30th), Drew Brees - QB (32nd)


2002 - Greatest Needs: Tight End, Wide Receiver, Offensive Line

Miami addressed the need at running back with Ricky Williams, forfeighting their first and second round draft choices. Tight end was the most glaring weak spot, with an upgrade needed over Hunter Godwinn. The offensive line needed to be fortified, and a better option was needed opposite Chris Chambers. The Dolphins went for the safe option and chose offensive line with their first pick in the draft, and did address tight end later (and with success).

First Pick: Seth McKinney - C (90th selection)
Could have had: Brian Westbrook - RB (91st), David Garrard - QB (108)


2003 - Greatest Needs: Wide Receiver, Linebacker, Offensive Line

Again, Miami entered the draft needing an upgrade opposite Chris Chambers. And again, no first round pick due to the Ricky Williams trade. Linebacker was also a need, with Derick Rodgers out and an aged Junior Seau just arrived. Offensive line remained in a state of flux. Miami decided to go LB.

First Pick: Eddie Moore - LB (49th)
Could have had: Anquan Boldin - WR (54th), Osi Umenyiora - DE (56th), Nate Burleson - WR (71st)


2004 - Greatest Needs: Offensive Line, Defensive Line, Linebacker

Miami finally addressed the wide receiver situation by trading for David Boston. With WR and RB seemingly set (until after the draft), Wannstedt focused on the greatest need - OL. Defense was beginning to become a need with Eddie Moore being a big question mark at linebacker and Adawalye Ogunleye a holdout. However offense line seemed to be a no brainer, and they went accordingly.

First Pick: Vernon Carey - OL (24th)
Could have had: Karlos Dansby-LB (33rd)


2005 - Greatest Needs: Running Back, Quarterback, Defensive Line

After a disasterous season that saw Ricky Williams retire, Jay Fiedler depart, and David Boston be felled with a knee injury Miami was a year older and with a new coach. Running back was arguably the greatest need, as the jury was still out on last year's trade acquistion of AJ Feely. This was a no brainer.

First Pick: Ronnie Brown - HB (2nd)
Could have had: Aaron Rodgers-QB (24th), Roddy White - WR (27th)


2006 - Greatest Needs: Cornerback, Safety, Linebacker

Quarterback was seemingly, finally addressed with the trade for Dante Culpepper, leaving Nick Saban to focus on a deteriorating, aging defense. Sam Madison was gone, Zach Thomas was entering the last years of his career, and there was a void at safety opposite Yeremiah Bell. Saban went CB.

First Pick: Jason Allen - DB (16th)
Could Have Had: Antonio Cromartie - CB (19th), Santonio Holmes-WR (25th)


2007 - Greatest Needs: Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, Quarterback

Wide receiver was arguably the most pressing need for the Dolphins going into the draft, with Chris Chambers having peaked and Marty Booker soon to be out. Previous picks on the offensive line had largely not panned out and quarterback remained a concern with Dante Culpepper on the outs with new coach Cam Cameron and stop-gap Trent Green being brought in. An aging defensive line and linebacker corp could also have been addressed. Miami elected to go wide receiver, making their first pick at this position in the first round in ten years.
First Pick: Ted Ginn Jr - WR (9th)

Could Have Had: Patrick Willis - LB (11th), Darelle Revis - CB (14th), Dwayne Bowe - WR (25th)


2008 - Greatest Needs: Quarterback, Cornerback, Defensive Line

After a disasterous campaign that saw everything go wrong and years of previous personnel misses finally catch up, Miami was left in a position where almost every position was a position of need. Despite having their choice of players, including Matt Ryan, the Dolphins elected to go with the the foundational offensive line position and address QB later.

First Pick: Jake Long - OL (1st)

Could Have Had: Matt Ryan - QB (3rd), Joe Flacco - QB (18th), Chris Johnson - RB (24th)


2009 - Greatest Needs: Defensive Line, Wide Receiver, Cornerback

Following a remarkable turnaround season Miami had a much lower draft choice, but still immense needs on both sides of the ball. Wide receiver had become a much higher priority with the Dolphins starting Tedd Ginn and rookie free agent Devon Bess. Defensive line was also a key need, as was cornerback.

First Pick: Vontae Davis - CB (25th)

Could Have Had: Clay Matthews - LB (26th), Hakeem Nicks - WR (29th)


2010 - Greatest Needs: Cornerback, Running Back, Offensive Line

Miami addressed the wide receiver position through the Marshall trade, leaving the primary void on the team opposite Vontae Davis. Running back was becoming a concern, with Ronnie Brown injury prone and Ricky Williams entering his final year as a Dolphin. Additional offensive line help was also to be argued for, but Parcells decided to further fortify the defensive line.

First Pick: Jared Odrick - DL (25th)

Could Have Had: Jahvid Best - RB (30th)


2011 - Greatest Needs: Running Back, Offensive Line, Wide Receiver

With Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams out, the burden had fallen to Daniel Thomas and the newly arrived Reggie Bush. Neither had a 1,000 yard season up to this point, leaving running back a key target. As last year, the offensive line needed further enhancement, and a strong case could be made to draft a young wide receiver to complement Brandon Marshall and allow Devon Bess and Brian Hartline to be moved into the slot. Miami chose the conservative route and elected to go OL.

First Pick: Mike Pouncey - OL (15th)

Could Have Had: Andy Dalton - QB (35th), Torrey Smith - WR (58th)


2012 - Greatest Needs: Wide Receiver, Quarterback, Running Back

Miami entered the off-season still needing a long-term stakeholder at quarterback, although the position had been adequately filled by Moore. Wide receiver was arguably the greatest position of need, with Brandon Marshall traded. Reggie Bush had his first 1,000 yard season, but a younger long-term option was also desirable. The Dolphins decided to go with quarterback, making a first round selection at this position for the first time in 28 drafts.

First Pick: Ryan Tanneyhill - QB (8th)

Could Have Had: Doug Martin - RB (31st)

Looking back at the full spectrum of picks, I would say that Miami picked logically based on their short-term roster needs in most occasions. Two drafts in particular stood out - the 2001 and 2007 drafts. Both were years that Miami could have easily changed the future of its franchise. For example, had the Dolphins selected Dwayne Bowe, there would likely be no trade for Brandon Marshall. That's two additional second round draft choices that could have bolstered the roster. And the 2001 pass on Brees was franchise altering. Miami expended or traded away an almost unprecedented five 2nd round draft choices between 2004 and 2009 trying to find their quarterback.

Willie Will in Nashville

Yeah, I saw that too.No way IN HELL! that kid's only 14.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 22, 2013 at 03:30 PM

I'll vouch for him on his age, I seen him when he was 11yrs old and he looked 11yrs old. Plus I've talked to several people who live in south Carolina that verified his age when he was 11. But its still unbelievable smh

Sarasota 'cane

Damn Tony that is some analysis! I used to get the Dolphin Digest newspaper every week plus the media guide once a year but I gave up towards the end of Wannstedt's regime.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I wanted Jimmy over Shula not realizing that he had lost the desire to coach before he ever set foot on the practice field!

I'm cautiously optimistic that the Dolphin's will be good in the near future, but I'm also nervous that Ross is just spending money right now to get his stadium upgrades. If he pulls a Luria with the 'phins then I wish upon him a violent and sudden death!

Go Dolphin's!

86Cane

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