It feels like it’s been years since I last made a Fanpost. And let me tell you, it feels good to be back! Im not going to go into details as to why I like our first round pick (even though I would of preferred Hughes or Kindle). Im just going to stated the obvious, the Dolphins will run a hybrid Defense until Ferguson gets back. Point blank. Do I like the move? Yes. Do I love it? No!
Love and like are completely different, just ask your girlfriend/ wife or better yet, when she tells you she loves you, tell her you like her. I’ll wait until you are release by the hospital to continue....
Hey your back! And no, your black eye doesn’t look too bad, let’s continue, shall we?
In my opinion this off season has been going by pretty fast. Most will disagree, but nope, not me. It feels like yesterday I was watching my Dolphins tear up the Saints Defense, while our Defense was shutting down Drew Brees, to only be none existent in the 2nd half. Defense is our team’s first and foremost priority. I think I would have been disappointed had we picked up Bryant, Spiller, or any other "offense weapons" with our first round pick.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the Dolphins were looking to trade down, we needed to add more picks and this was the way to do it. Im overall happy with the trade, we got a great 2nd round pick, swapped 4ths and pick up a solid (not great) LB. With this said, I will move into the propose for writing this Fanpost.
It has come to my attention that Dolphins fans are, wait for it... BI-POLAR!!!!.
Definition: A Psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition and mood.
Let the tomatoes come flying my way, ill take tomatoes over bullets any day! LOL
One moment we’re happy, then mad, then sad, then disappointed, and then happy again. Time after time, we judge the front office and when they do something we like, we call them gods. When they do something we don’t like, we call for their heads. And Im sick and tired of this. Either you hate them or love them. Make your choice, blue pill or the red pill.
No, this will not take you to the Matrix, I promise.
Perfect example: This off season!
Carlos Dansby: The crowd goes wild....
We release Wilson: The crowd goes wild...
We fail to get Rolle: Boooooooo
We fail to get Clark: Booooooo
The Jets get Cromartie: WTF!!!!!!!
The Jets get Holmes: Why didn’t we look into that!!!!
We don’t get a safety: Call for their heads!!!!
We get Richie: No consistency!!!!!
We get Marshall: The crowd goes insane....
We Don’t go after JT: Kill them!!!!!!
Now we draft Odrick: Makes no sense...
And when it turns out this kid is good: OMG The trifecta are amazing!!!!
(I know they might not be in order, but you get the point)
Then something will happen and we will go back to calling for their heads. And honestly, while you call them inconsistent, I think the inconsistent ones are ourselves. Just trust in the Trifecta, yeah they make questionable moves, but in the end it will work out for the best. The JT move might not make sense to us now, but eventually we will be like ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that makes sense. Just wait and see. He might still have "it", but we are clearly heading a different direction with a different style of defense. And while I love JT, (Can I have your babies), I respect the choice to move on and let our young players, play.
So please, take a second to think before you post a ridiculous post calling for peoples heads, in the end, you will LOVE the final plan, not only LIKE it.
Now on to some bigger and better things. I haven’t been able to say this in a LOOOOONG time (and I don’t mean Jake Long), I feel great about our offense. Our defense is the one that worries me.
Check this out: Last year as a team we had 44 sacks, JT and Potter combined for 16 sacks. That leaves 28 sacks in total for the rest of the team. Now both of them are gone, and we need to fill the void. Who will step you this year? Who will we draft? Only time will tell...
We ranked as follows last year in defense:
Passing Yards: 24th
Rushing Yards: 18th
Not exactly great rankings. Now with Nolan, Dansby and any other players we draft. I expect these numbers to go up. Keyword: Expect.
Nothing ever goes as planned though, so we will see.
I still love what we are currently doing, if you don’t see the bigger picture, then you need a bigger frame. So put on your Dolphin gear, take a beer, and just relax and stop complaining about your front office. Tell me.
Would you rather have Al Davis or McDaniels (after yesterday) in your front office? I didn’t think so...
You never know what you have until it’s gone.
Later Fin Fans. I will try to stick around this time I double pinky promise with marshmallows, and two layers of chocolate on top. =)