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Fede is making this team

Posted: 8/17/2014 12:32 AM

Fede is making this team 


And so is Damien Williams. Who is your long shot (maybe a DT?) that will make the final 53?

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Posted: 8/17/2014 1:04 AM

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Anthony Johnson will be in the rotation at DT.

Lets not forget that Gray kid from ND that put up a bunch of numbers in the preseason as a RB.  He got cut.  Williams isn't sewn up yet.

Stephen Ross...ur an assclown.
Sell the Dolphins immediately before you completely wreck this franchise. 

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Posted: 8/17/2014 6:00 AM

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Williams the running back was ok considering the O-line problems..

Williams the receiver was very good and may deserve to take Thigpen's spot on the O. Just depends if there keeping 5 or 6.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 9:05 AM

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I like Williams the WR but it's hard to evaluate the HBs with the blocking. I do like Fede and at this point I would keep him over Jordan at this point.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 10:10 AM

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That was who I was hinting about. He is going to make the team. We have the best crowd of freshmen we have had in awhile. And certain ones we wont be able to hide on the practice squad. And Damien (WR) Williams is just a street FA who seems to have figured out how to work and produce.
chzamp wrote: Anthony Johnson will be in the rotation at DT.

Lets not forget that Gray kid from ND that put up a bunch of numbers in the preseason as a RB.  He got cut.  Williams isn't sewn up yet.

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Posted: 8/18/2014 8:50 AM

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I think both Williams are in - Fede too.

Egnew, Danial Thomas, Binns & Thigpen are out.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 11:13 AM

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DolphinFanCA wrote: I think both Williams are in - Fede too.

Egnew, Danial Thomas, Binns & Thigpen are out.
I have seen this in print also.

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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:36 AM

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Fede has Knee problem and is sitting out practice hope it's not serious.. both Williams RB and WR, Fede, Anthony Johnson and Chris McCain... that's 4 guy's from the undrafted pool who by all means are showing more than half our draft picks. Serious talent and a very good job by Hickey and crew finding these guys. I'm impressed

Plus all the receiving FA talent they came thru with... only bitch I can think of is FA LB talent

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Posted: 8/19/2014 4:40 PM

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dougb123 wrote: Fede has Knee problem and is sitting out practice hope it's not serious.. both Williams RB and WR, Fede, Anthony Johnson and Chris McCain... that's 4 guy's from the undrafted pool who by all means are showing more than half our draft picks. Serious talent and a very good job by Hickey and crew finding these guys. I'm impressed

Plus all the receiving FA talent they came thru with... only bitch I can think of is FA LB talent
This is true. Very happy with what I am seeing. We have  a bunch of guys from the draft (James, Landry, Turner, the LB from Montana, Fede) that all look like they will make the team, or practice squad (Hazel, the UGA TE, the Liberty corner). The street rooks you named (Williams- RB, Johnson, McCain) look like they are in. 8 possible rooks on the final 53? This has been the best rookie crowd we have had in awhile.

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Posted: 8/19/2014 11:35 PM

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To add to the rookie fun, I've been hearing that Aikens has been looking good since his move to safety, and even playing on the second teams. Combine that with the fact that he's a good special teamer, and it looks like he's on the 53 as well.

The only draft pick that made no sense to me was and is Hazel. Our receiving corps was stacked, particularly after we drafted Landry - what was the point of using a 6th on a guy with almost no chance on making the team?

That said, I'll take 9 contributors and a question mark every draft - looks like a good haul.
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Posted: 8/20/2014 8:13 AM

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Jschwald wrote: To add to the rookie fun, I've been hearing that Aikens has been looking good since his move to safety, and even playing on the second teams. Combine that with the fact that he's a good special teamer, and it looks like he's on the 53 as well.

The only draft pick that made no sense to me was and is Hazel. Our receiving corps was stacked, particularly after we drafted Landry - what was the point of using a 6th on a guy with almost no chance on making the team?

That said, I'll take 9 contributors and a question mark every draft - looks like a good haul.
Agreed. I thought the same thing on Hazel. But it turns out he has been looking good enough to land on the practice
squad. 9 works!

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Posted: 8/20/2014 2:22 PM

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Im not sold on Damien Williams the HB who hasn't really shown all that much.. Then again neither has any other HB we have to this point... Im concerned about our offensive line at this point we are missing road grading Guards and Centers at this point and its showing.

Billy Turner is a guy who shows hope but he is going to be called upon very early and is likely going to be our opening day starter thanks to D.Thomas showing ineptitude in year 2.  I can already see having to spend a 1st round pick next year yet again on our offensive line.ohlord
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Posted: 8/20/2014 7:59 PM

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- Damien Williams makes the team outright due to the lack of depth at RB. Gillislee and Williams take the last two spots.

- Walt Aikins is making the team outright for the first four games anyhow until Jones comes back. He will play as the 2nd team Safety until jones returns and then move to the PS.

- Damian Williams the WR is not going to make the 53. He's a cookie cutter of the receivers we have on this team already. Not a 'difference maker'. Thigpen makes the 53 when you consider the Special Teams impact he has. He stays as the last WR.

- McCain and Tripp make the 53 outright. McCain is raw, but he's flashing more than DJ is. Tripp? You are looking at the 2015 starting MLB for Miami. He needs to gain size but the playmaking is there.

- Fede and Johnson both make the team on the D Line. Johnson is a beast. Fede is outperforming others at the position that were on the team last year. Shelby is an absolute beast as an end but I think Fede has more upside AND he can definitely set the edge against the run. Watch the AJ Francis situation too. He's been hurt so that might not bode well for him.

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Posted: 8/21/2014 7:53 AM

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DantesDolfanInferno wrote: - Damien Williams makes the team outright due to the lack of depth at RB. Gillislee and Williams take the last two spots.

- Walt Aikins is making the team outright for the first four games anyhow until Jones comes back. He will play as the 2nd team Safety until jones returns and then move to the PS.

- Damian Williams the WR is not going to make the 53. He's a cookie cutter of the receivers we have on this team already. Not a 'difference maker'. Thigpen makes the 53 when you consider the Special Teams impact he has. He stays as the last WR.

- McCain and Tripp make the 53 outright. McCain is raw, but he's flashing more than DJ is. Tripp? You are looking at the 2015 starting MLB for Miami. He needs to gain size but the playmaking is there.

- Fede and Johnson both make the team on the D Line. Johnson is a beast. Fede is outperforming others at the position that were on the team last year. Shelby is an absolute beast as an end but I think Fede has more upside AND he can definitely set the edge against the run. Watch the AJ Francis situation too. He's been hurt so that might not bode well for him.
Dante, dont be surprised when he makes it! I have been reading the practice reports, he has been making plays, and big ones. I hope you are right on the LB`s. We need an injection of playmaking youth.

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Posted: 8/21/2014 9:28 AM

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Yo Dante

One thing Williams has over the other receivers is size, I want to see more of thigpen in the slot
I also want to see both Williams return some punts/kicks
Williams will make some teams 53

Im ready to throw in the towel on dallas Thomas, after watching him last pre season & seeing him get man handled by McCoy, im done. BillyT needs a year to work in,im done with Fox too,  assuming Pouncey makes it back first game,
it would be a sweettttttt move to bring in a Final Veteran Interior piece & move Colledge to the Right
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Posted: 8/31/2014 9:54 AM

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packphinsfan wrote:
Jschwald wrote: To add to the rookie fun, I've been hearing that Aikens has been looking good since his move to safety, and even playing on the second teams. Combine that with the fact that he's a good special teamer, and it looks like he's on the 53 as well.

The only draft pick that made no sense to me was and is Hazel. Our receiving corps was stacked, particularly after we drafted Landry - what was the point of using a 6th on a guy with almost no chance on making the team?

That said, I'll take 9 contributors and a question mark every draft - looks like a good haul.
Agreed. I thought the same thing on Hazel. But it turns out he has been looking good enough to land on the practice
squad. 9 works!
We actually kept 11. This quote is from Armando at the Herald:

The Dolphins kept five undrafted free agents today: LB Chris McCain, DT Anthony Johnson, RB Damien Williams, RB Orleans Darkwa and TE Harold "Gator" Hoskins.

That means either general manager Dennis Hickey and his staff can turn over rocks and pull out talent like the dickens or the relative amount of talent on this team is not as high as we might be inclined to think, thus opening the door for undrafted guys. 

Combined with the six draft picks on the roster, the Dolphins have 11 rookies on the team. Either this team that was not old to begin with just got a great infusion of youth ... Or, again, the talent level that was here previously simply was not as high as we might be inclined to believe.

That will be settled starting Sept. 7.


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/#storylink=cpy

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