August 24, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins fan Harvey Caldwell watches the game against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
Last weeks poll focused on one of the more popular subject's around here as of late, wide receivers. More specifically the poll asked which of wide receivers would make the final roster. I was working off of the assumption that Legedu Naanee (although I might reconsider that after last evenings woeful performance), Devone Bess, Julius Pruitt and Brian Hartline were locks. The one variable in those four is Hartline who some believe might wind up on IR. I now, given the recent decision of the players union to not allow players to return from the IR later in the season, believe that he will be on the final 53 unless he shows fairly certain signs of not making it back anytime soon. If for no other reason then he is a know commodity that we do know can catch.
So with that we then have to look at how many receivers the team keeps. Is it six or is it going to be seven? That's a whole other debate but none of us know for sure what direction this new staff is prone to go in. If its six then there are of course two to three slots open to be filled. If its seven then there are three to four spots to be filled with of course Hartline being the deciding variable in both equations.
The results had Roberto Wallace in the lead with 21.35% (465 votes) of the vote. Second place was the fan favorite (thanks to Hard Knocks) Chris Hogan with 20.06% (437 votes) of the vote. What stand's out about that for me is that he was not even, that I can recall (please correct me if I am wrong), on the field last night. That can not bode well for Mr. Hogan. Third place had Rishard Matthews with 15.29% (333 votes). Fourth place was Marlon Moore with 12.12% (264 votes). The rest follow, fifth place-Jeff Fuller 11.98% (261 votes), sixth place-Clyde Gates 8.31% (181 votes), seventh place-Someone we pick up from waivers 5.1% (111 votes), eight place-B.J. Cunningham 3.17% (69 votes), ninth place-Someone we trade for 2.3% 50 votes. Last but not least, the question that was labeled "I'm just here trolling, who are these people?" received 0.32% with 7 votes. I thank all 7 of you for your bravery. Admitting your issues is the first step to recovery!
This week I am going to mix things up just a bit. Instead of just one poll I am going to throw two at you with two separate but related questions. One has to do with how your fandom of the Dolphins ranks among other NFL teams. The other has to do with your fandom of the Dolphins overall as it relates to all other teams and sports.