Hello fellow Dolfans!
I'm new to this site, but have been reading this blog for the better part of a year now. As you can probably guess from my name, I'm just across the pond from Miami in The Bahamas. But enough about me, lets get started...
The right move for this franchise would be to go in for a younger coach and surround himself with experienced coordinators. I really like what Rob Chudzinski is doing down there with the Panthers. He just wants to move the ball forward with his quarterback. And above all, he likes big strong and athletic tight ends. And who should be his offensive coordinator? Well, if the Chargers fire Norv Turner, he's our man. He would be a terrific asset for this team. He plays an aggressive running game couple with the deep throws. This is what our team needs, and what I believe Ross craves. And Norv Turner and Mike Nolan have worked together before, while Chudzinski was at the Chargers last season. Match made in heaven?
That's what I would love to happen. But something tells me this regime do not want a coordinator as their head coach. They'll look to Cam Cameron and think yikes! Nor will they go for a College football coach. Look at Saban. Ross wants his team to win now. He is in the game to make money. He wants a safe pair of hands. This is where Brian Billick comes into the equation. He's already said he would love to work for a 'marque' franchise like the Dolphins. Plus, Nolan was Billick's defensive coordinator at the Ravens. And Billick has a reputation for developing quarterbacks. Didn't quite happen in Baltimore, but in 1998 when he was the offensive coordinator for the Vikings he scored a then record 556 points and 41 touchdowns. That has since been eclipsed by the Patriots in 2007.
Personally, I wouldn't mind either Billick or Chudzinski. And I think Ross will push hard to keep Nolan.
As I've said before, Ross is in the game to make the money. Once he has his coach in place he's going to want to bring in players that will draw the crowds in. With that in mind, lets look at the draft.
Lets not kid ourselves, I believe this pick will be Robert Griffin. He's the flashy quarterback pick in the draft. I don't need to go on about how he plays, we all know about that. But Griffin will bring the crowds back in and will be exciting to watch. Plus, he'd look great in aqua and orange. Ross, make it happen, even if you give a few of next years pick away.
Dwayne Allen. He's the tight end this fan base craves. He's big, he's athletic, he can catch, has the pace to gain separation from the defence and above all he can also block. This guy is a future pro bowler.
Time to protect our quarterback of the future. Welcome Kevin Zeitler, guard. He has the size, tenacity and mobility to play in the NFL for a long time. Great pick, and an instant upgrade over Carey.
This is where we get our right tackle. Matt Reynolds from BYU. If Colombo gets bull rushed all the time, no one will bull rush this boy with his strong anchor. In the running game, he has quick feet by getting into position immediately after the snap, extends his arms well and engulfs defenders at times. Also punches his target multiple times. Also two-time team captain. And played through a shoulder injury with a harness in 2010. This guy is tough.
OLB Tyler Nielson. He has straight-line speed, change of direction ability and strong open-field tackling. Good backup at linebacker. I also like guard Amini Silatolu here too, if we don't get our guard in the 3rd round out of Midwestern. He plays against Division II players, but he is starting to intrigue scouts. The success of small school lineman like Jahri Evans and Jared Veldheer could make this guy into a real steal.
Good spot here for a backup running back. Brandon Bolden out of Ole Miss. I don't like the way Thomas has gotten himself injured this year. When he's injured, we don't have a runner that can run inside effectively. This guy definately can. 5"11 and weighing 221 Lbs, this guy is built to be a workhouse running back and get those short yards. Plus, he's not too slow either with sneaky speed around the edge. Can also catch the ball. Good solid draft pick here.
Good spot to get your specialist return man here. Jeff Demps could be an option here.
Guard Carl Nicks is an option here if we want to pay top dollar.
Free safety Griffin could also be had here. I know he's inconsistent but he's made the Pro Bowl twice. Lets see if we can get something out of him here.
Right Tackle - someone like D'Anthony Batiste to compete with Matt Reynolds.
DE Cliff Avril. If Soliai doesn't sign up at Nose Tackle, move Starks there and bring in this guy.
That's all for now. What do ya'll think?