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Why Wake/Turner don't get snaps

From Omar Kelly's Sun-Sentinel Blog He gives his own observations from Fins' Thursday practice...

Dolphins rookie WR Patrick Turner continues to struggle getting off the line of scrimmage against press coverage. I highly doubt he plays in a game this season considering he's not a strong special teams contributor. If Turner doesn't get his issues fixed by training camp next season I don't see him sticking on the 53-man roster.

Cameron Wake regularly gets abused in pass coverage during individual drills and if you watched him get roasted by tight end Anthony Fasano and practice squad tailback Tristan Davis you'd understand why he's strictly used on obvious passing downs. However, I expect Wake will have a big role in this game considering the Texans use a lot of three receiver sets. Don't be surprised if the Dolphins unleash the former CFL standout is they get an early lead. 

Not good new for Patrick Turner, but it seems that Wake could get on the field if they used him as a down lineman more (how many down linemen cover TEs and RBs anyway?)

I am curious to see what Kory Sheets and Tristan Davis could give us both as running backs and returners. Seems like they could add some speed and explosiveness to the offense even just on some short passes and screens. I'd put Lionel Dotson on IR and bring up Tristan Davis for a look-see. Dotson is not going to get on the field anyway. Use Sheets and Davis as Tailbacks who line up in the slot and have the option of coming in motion as a wildcat or slipping backwards at the last second into a traditional tailback position (Henne would need to be in the Pistol formation) SEE BELOW

From the slot (wildcat motion)

WR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _LT LG C RG RT TE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ __ _ _TB - > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _WR

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ QB

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _FB

 

Motioning before reaching the QB, retreating to the standard TB position

WR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _LT LG C RG RT TE _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _WR

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ QB

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _FB

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _TB

Ricky would be effective from the FB position to take the inside handoff, but so would Lex or Lousaka (MORE CARRIES for Lex and Lousaka) and Ricky could take some snaps from the TB position as well since he wouldn't necessarily be locked into the JET SWEEP option.

I'd also like to see Ginn and White in the slot as the TB, they could really threaten the EDGE and open up the handoffs up the middle.

If the TB ran a fly down the field, he could stretch the defense and open up the receivers for catches underneath.

What do you think?

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