Re: You're All Nuts: Snap out of it
posted at 12/2/2009 11:25 PM EST
In Response to Re: You're All Nuts: Snap out of it
Oggie and Guido, No shrinks needed here. We just saw our defense get Massacred for the 2nd time in 3 weeks and we deserve at least a 2 day mourning period. Most people here will move on to the Dolphins. Oggie, do you have any good dirt on the Phins for us yet? I know Porter has been a good company man so far this week. I saw he had 2.5 sacks in that Bills game and figured he'd be thumping his chest in defeat because he had the good stats. I've been down to Miami a half dozen times over the years for Pats games and the Pats have been 2-4 those days so I'm not any more confident about this game than I was about the Saints. I am very Happy Brown is out and I saw Ricky's attempt at being a wildcat QB last week so I think they will hold back a tad on that particular play. The Patriots don't usually lose 2 in a row unfortunately for the Dolphins and should bounce back after that embarrassment.
Posted by ewhite1065
On Porter, there's a reason he wasn't thumping his chest: he got toasted so bad by the Bills. Those sacks were coverage sacks. He can't cover the corner on the run at all and that TD run by Fitzpatrick was all on Joey. He's a piece of garbage; and I doubt he will be with the Dolphins next year.
I am still puzzled that he starts and gets a lot of snaps. Charlie anderson and cameron Wake are so much better. The only thing I can think of is that Porter brings leadership...hell, I have no idea why he still starts. Let's put it this way: if he plays as much this week as he did last week, Miami is in trouble. I'll be looking for 55 in the huddle during the game. The less I see, the better I'll feel.
As for the wildcat, the cat ain't the same without Ronnie. Simple reason: the cat needs the second speedy back to come around for the fake or the end around. When Ronnie took the snap, and ricky came around, the defenders had to hesitate for a second to see who would have the ball---and that split second of hesitation gave the offensive line the advantage to pop the d line. That split second of hesitation is THE REAL REASON THE WILDCAT IS EFFECTIVE. With ronnie out, the fins lined up in what looks like a cat formation because ricky is taking a direct snap; but without a speedy big back that's a threat for the fake, they didn't even try to do a fake and ricky just used the formation for running the ball. Which si still good---but it ain't the Ronnie Brown wildcat.
We really don't have someone to do the end around. We got Ms. Ted Ginn--but she doesn't like getting hit and runs out of bounds. We do have a guy named Kory Sheets that played at Purdue. He hasn't played yet. But he's fast. I am a buckeye fan and I remember him from college. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets in there. If Sheets gets in there, the cat could be formidable; if not, it's just going to be a running play and won't be the real strong cat.
Saw the Globe has an article on Pat White possibly throwing it more. I didn't read it yet. Please, I hope not. There's a reason why he hasn't thrown too much: he can't throw-period.
To be honest, after last week's debacle with OC Henning calling a ricky williams throw out of the cat on the first drive, which was intercepted, I have a gut feeling that this week the fins are going to run a more traditional offense without the gimmicks. I think the coaches took a lot of heat for that call--and rightfully so. There is no need to have Ricky throw it in that situation---not after they marched down the field at will.
And as for the option play run by pat white---forget it. They ain't going to run that against BB. You saw how that worked out after BB coached it up.
My bet is that this week the fins are going to put the ball in ricky's hands---and sprinkle in some passes by henne. And with the exception of possibly seeing Kory Sheets in on the cat, I think you're going to get a lot of Ricky this week.
E.W., I know you said you're happy that Ronnie is out. But honestly, Ricky is the best running back the Fins have had since Zonk--and I'd love to see what Ricky could have done behind that 70's offensive line. He's a beast.
And watch out for Lex Hillard, who I believe will be a big time NFL back. He's another bull. I think you're going to see a lot of double and triple tight ends with some bull rushes--and some play action passes to the tight ends sprinkled in. Fasano came alive last week---and Sperry is the real surprise after he got his first start against the Bucs. As for receivers, Hartline is coming on strong. He fights to get open and he has good hands.