-On The Cusp-
-Happy Trails (Released or Practice Squad)-
A few things to discuss starting at the QB position. Wow, what a wild few days it has been. Over 60% voted last week that David Garrard would be the starter, but that was BEFORE "kneegate" happened. I'd be willing to bet that over 60% NOW would be willing to change their vote, and probably to the Tannchize. Let me explain, as of NOW I voted Matt Moore is our starter and Tannehill is our back up. I personally expect this to change and personally believe it is destiny to hand the team over to the kid, especially after his impressive preseason play. But I update this roster on a weekly basis AFTER every preseason game; my feeling (and hope) is after a solid performance by Tannehill in Carolina next week, he will be the top dog at the QB position on the depth chart. Until then, i think if the season started now, that it would be Matt Moore's job. It seems now there is a 100% chance that Moore and Tannehill will battle for the spot and Miami will keep both on the roster. Due to the recent injury to David Garrard, he joins Pat Devlin in the "On the Cusp" category... it is too early to decide what Miami will do with both players.
We are no closer to having the roster spot become clear at the WR position either. I expect this will be the most heated battle as the games progress. Miami will most likely keep 6 WR's, possibly 7, and as of now, Bess, Johnson, Nannee, Wallace, Pruitt and Hartline are the most logical candidates. Guys like Cunningham, Mathews and Fuller are trying to make their cases heard. I had high hopes for both Moore and Gates, but unfortunately for them, they are on the outside looking in. Please vote in the poll and comment below what you believe Miami should do as far as the WR position goes.
AUTHOR'S EDIT: Breaking news released tonight involving Chad Johnson and a domestic dispute. I am not changing anything to this weeks post, however I will change his stock arrow to down. It is still early but we will have to go by a "wait and see" approach. Chad's position on this team is now definitely in question after being a "lock" to make the final roster.
The biggest drop this week goes to my man Vontae Davis. After questions about his maturity and conditioning were brought up via Hard Knocks, he didn't help his case in his first preseason game either. While I think at his best, Davis has RED CHIP quality play at the CB position, and I still believe he will start week 1, his recent play has brought him down a category, and possibly even more if he doesn't get his act together and start playing like we all know he is capable of. The biggest jumps this week go to Ryan Tannehill, Legedu Nannee, Julius Pruitt, and Jason Trusnik, all of whom need to continue to play at a high level. Keep it up guys!
In TOTAL, there are 44 guys above who fit in the top 5 categories and are best poised to make the team. That leaves the remaining guys in the remaining 2 categories, a total of 9 spots to fight over. Please vote in the poll, let me know your opinions below, or tell me how crazy I am if you disagree with me with any of this. Things are starting to shape up but still alot of turmoil awaits. Here's to our boys to a solid, HEALTHY game next Friday in Carolina! Also make sure to check in with Hard Knocks on Tuesday to see if any other bathroom fiascos or injury updates shake things up :)
Based on the recent play the Miami WR core above shows 6 WR's penciled in as the Starters and Reserves: Bess, Johnson, Nannee, Wallace, Hartline and Pruitt. How would you best classify our WR core based on recent performance or potential?
These 6 guys are our best unit. Keep only these 6 players and release others or delegate them to the practice squad. (6 votes)
Keep 7 WR's on roster; these 6 guys plus an additional player: Cunningham, Fuller, Mathews, Hogan or Gates. (7 votes)
Keep 6 WR's on roster but NOT these 6. I want to see an additional player not named on the team instead. (8 votes)
Keep 7 WR's on roster but not including the 6 above. (3 votes)
24 total votes