Phinsider Radio show notes for June 29, 2021.
11. Is Raekwon Davis ready to take the next step in year two?
- Says he was disappointed in his rookie season; working on things
- Started 12 games, 40 total tackles (19 solo) and 1 tackle for a loss.
12. Can special teams replicate the success of last season
- Matt Haack was consistent as a punter.
- Can Jason Sanders replicate his success? He has been $$$
- Will Miami be okay settling for field goals and playing field position?
13. Who will return kicks for the Dolphins this season?
- Jevon Holland and Noah Igbinoghene both have experience returning kicks.
- Jakeem Grant is likely gone.
- Could the Dolphins let the No.6 overall pick return kicks?
14. Will Mike Gesicki do enough to warrant a second contract with the Dolphins?
- He was Top-10 in yards (703) and scoring (6)
- Dolphins have Adam Shaheen and Hunter Long locked up now.
- Would you prefer Durham Smythe back on a small deal or Gesicki on a MEGA deal?
15. Which receivers make the roster and who forges a role PAST the 2021 season?
- Dolphins will likely keep 7 WRs (we discussed 6 before) with a lot riding on this season.
- How confident are we that this receiving corps can stay healthy?
- Which of these receivers will grow alongside Jaylen Waddle as Miami’s future receiving corps.
- Which plyer benefits the most from all the speed?
16. Will the Dolphins defense FINALLY stop the run?
- Added Benardrick McKinney, Adam Butler, Jaelan Phillips, Brennan Scarlett
- Finished 16th in yards allowed: 1862 (4.5 YPC)
17. How quickly can the rookies and newcomers make their presence felt
- I don’t want to say the Dolphins are banking on a ton of new guys, but they’re banking on a ton of new guys.
18. Will the Dolphins have buyer’s remorse with their FA or draft class early on?
- We saw this with Kyle Van Noy and Shaq Lawson a season ago.
- What about the draft class?
- Are there any signings we wish they made?
19. Is this the year the Dolphins take the next step?
- We talk about it all the time. Is this the year they FINALLY win a playoff game?
- Is anything less a failure?
20. Can this become Tua Tagovailoa’s team?
- No need to beat around the bush, does Tua Tagovailoa do enough in 2021 to silence all the doubters?