I dont about you guys, but this season is starting to tick me off. Having our first round draft pick go out early in the season, Jason Allen starting most of the season, two QBs getting hurt, and having 2 offensive lineman that are in the same position they started the season and healthy (Jerry and Carey). So this has got me to believe that our season is over because
1.We are probably 3 games out of our division
So now I'm focusing on 2011. This is assuming there is no lockout.
After seeing our team play this season, I know the one crucial part almost every other team has besides us. SPEED.
Patriots- Brandon Tate
Jets- Santiono Holmes
Steelers- Mike Wallace
Ravens- Ray Rice is not as fast as the others but has the power that the others are lacking.
All those teams we lost to. And each player (except for Holmes- suspended) made a huge impact on us. Speed can change the momentum of a game in a split second (i.e. Brandon Tate kickoff return to start 2nd half). I see this being one of our crucial needs that we need to address in the draft. A good time to do this would be in the 3rd and 5th rounds. Yeah i said it. 3rd AND 6th. I think that we should look to get a speedy 3rd down back in the 3rd round that is good with screen plays and a 4th reciever that can come in and scorch a defense, making those safties back up. The last couple of weeks, I have liked what I have seen from Hartline and he is show a lot of improvement, so I don't think that is a need.
With the 17th overall pick in the NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select:
Mark Ingram, Alabama.
When I watch him play, I get more and more impressed. He is Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined. Hes got the physicality of Jacobs and the breakaway speed and vision of Bradshaw. I'm sorry for being a hater, but Ricky and Ronnie have to go. We can pick up a backup running back in free agency, like the Bears with Chester Taylor, who can come in and contribute quickly. With our other draft picks we should get a center (4th round), tight end (5th round) and other DL and OL late.
I don't about you guys, but I haven't even noticed Koa Misi the past 3-4 games. I don't think that he can handle the big outside tackles that he is going against and he doesn't have the quickness to make up for it. That's why I say we go into free agency and pick up a OLB and either move Misi to backup or move him inside next to Dansby. Either way, we need to find an OLB or a ILB to work with Dansby. We should also pick up some O lineman. Mankins anyone?????
Dan Henning goes. First day the season ends. Prove a point to the team that was his fault and build up their confidence. I think we should go after an OC who is not afraid of making risks. I'm hoping that the Texans coach Gary Kubiak gets cut and becomes our OC. Thats my first choice. I also think that Sparano is a great guy, just not a great coach. I think Bill Cowher is what this team needs