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Miami Dolphins rookie class of 2007 has mixed reviews

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zip it

Miami, FL

#23 Dec 26, 2007
rogperu"]rookie class has been ok satale seems to be a solid playerbooker a good change of pace guyginn will be a bernard berrian type
solai doesnt seem to be much more than a career backup
we should do what we can to try and package Beck and a 2nd rd pick for brady quinn - i knw it will never happen
beck doesnt seem to be any better than chris weinke
you're dumb and give up your man love for brady fairy quinn. IT'S OVER, HE"S NOT HERE. Stop the whining!
Wanny McStache

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 Dec 26, 2007
Cameron already said that Cleo is starting QB at home vs. the Bungles. Beck may come off of the bench, but I don't see him taking the field again until pre-season 2008!
Bill wrote:
I think the tuna would start beck, the question is will cam see the light. Bill
zip it

Miami, FL

#25 Dec 26, 2007
"Jim Durant"]<quoted text>
The Brown dont need Quinn this year, thats why he isnt playing. His playing time does not reflect on his talent. The Browns have one of the better QBs this year and are fighting for a playoff spot, why would they throw a rookie in at this time?

But you forget that he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn in pratice. Way overrated by you man lovers out there. Average at best, look at college, lost all the big games.
zip it

Miami, FL

#27 Dec 26, 2007
johnIt seems Lemon played better when he was in and the running backs seem to find the holes by the Oline. The receivers did catch the ball better. Beck will never be anything better than a back up QB who will float around the league like AJ Feely. This guy was a disaster.

John, you're dumb. It takes a little longer than what we've seen to make any smart decisions...but as mentioned, that leaves you out.
Why dont you Shut Up

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#28 Dec 26, 2007
First of all the Jest are ALMOST as bad as Miami, so shut the f[]ck up. The difference between Jest fans and Dolphins fans are the Jest are used to being atrocious, so you concentrate on other teams, while miami is the best franchise in football. We are not used to losing like the Jest fan is. Mangina took a 9-7 team and turned into the typical Jest team, Hahahahahaha!
Patrick

Pompano Beach, FL

#31 Dec 26, 2007
JETTATTACK wrote:
Ginn is 47th in the league?
Yet he returns more punts than anyone else in the league?
What does this tell us hillibillies?.
First,- he's no good. At least, not a first round pick, or maybe he is slow learner? Who cares. His stats say he is no good.
Second,- Cammy will stick with him and keep forcing the issue because Cammy picked him #1 and now needs to validate that pick.
Conclusion: Stupid pick, mediocre talent, & stubborn coaching = 1 win season.
Now lets study the contrasting JETS.
Have they won more than 1 game? Of course you Jethro's/
Two games? Hell yeah billy bob
Three games? Don't ask me anymore stupid questions.
GAME ANALYST JETS
If you watched Ginn in college, you'll realize that he rellied on his speed to make plays. He basically ran ONE route, a post pattern. Now that he's in a league where everyone has speed, you're starting to find out that his abilities are not as good as they are against lesser competition.
JinVA

Williamsburg, VA

#33 Dec 26, 2007
It amazes me how many "fans" of other teams feel the need...and more so...make the time to come kick us while we're down. THAT...Mr. "cowboys fan" idiot...IS why we ARE the best franchise in the NFL.

Kick us now jacka$$...you went 1-15 too...once your franchise has some time to ruin what Parcells built there you'll suck again...and he'll have rebuilt us by then.

As for the Jet wuss...get a life...you're franchise is one of the league's worst. When was the last time YOU sniffed a Super Bowl? After this year it's back to the toilet for you.

As for our draft...anyone judging them off one ROOKIE season has no clue about football and should stop posting...you're clueless.
Rat Boy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#34 Dec 26, 2007
Here's some perspective on Ginn: He returned three punts for TDs. The two called back shouldn't count against him. And he may have had better production at WR had any of the QBs had more than two seconds to drop back before getting killed. I remain a Ginn supporter.
MDFR

Bryan, TX

#35 Dec 26, 2007
I never realized how many experts are out there concerning the Dolphins,or football for that matter.Otherwise Marino, Brady,Romo or anybody else you want to mention would have gone higher in the draft.20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Fish

Gainesville, FL

#36 Dec 26, 2007
Mularkey sucks wrote:
Hey idiot sportswriter, Zach Miller is on Oakland, not Arizona!
So Omar made a mistake. He isn't an idiot but you ARE for saying he is. PS: Im not a huge Omar fan either.

Omar prolly got his wires crossed since Zack Miller attended Arizona State university.

Go Canes! Go Dolphins!
Taylor

Chicago, IL

#37 Dec 26, 2007
I've been watching the boards all year long, watching all of the Chicken-Little virtual geniuses scream at every opportunity and at every decision the Fins make.

First, they scream when the Fins pass on media-darling and flavor-of-the-month Brady Quinn. These same fans probably thought Brian Bosworth was a great pick in the 80s. The Fins had the foresight not to fall for the hype and to pick a QB who had better long-term potential. A number of teams had Beck rated very highly, and higher than Quinn. And those of you declaring that Beck is a "bust" are simply juvenile. Look at Brady's numbers his rookie year. He was invisible. It is way too early to tell, either way, on Beck, but he is smart, reads defenses well, and he has poise in the pocket (even against two of the best D's in the league). To say, after four games, that he is a "career backup" is simply assanine. Watch John Elway's first games, you tools. He was horrible. Was he a career backup?

Second, when the Fins play their rookies, these same fans scream because the players make -- gasp!-- rookie mistakes. Everyone knew at the beginning that Ginn, Beck, Booker, and Solai were projects to some degree. Further, the Fins were decimated by injuries, so it is not as though these rookies were being fit within an established system. The offensive line did admirably, but no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig, it has major holes. You can't expect players to excel when the foundation of the offense is that weak.

Dolphins' fans are the least knowledgable, and least dedicated, of any fans in the country. They barely show up to support the team, even when the team is winning. When the team is average, they scream for short-term bandages and media-palatable, re-tread players and coaches (Saban, Porter, Cowher, Parcells). They have no foresight or patience to see the positive when the team (finally) sacrifices winning in the short term for building a foundation for the long term.

You so-called fans are weak, uninformed, and pathetic.
Taylor

Chicago, IL

#38 Dec 26, 2007
I've been watching the boards all year long, watching all of the Chicken-Little virtual geniuses scream at every opportunity and at every decision the Fins make.

First, they scream when the Fins pass on media-darling and flavor-of-the-month Brady Quinn. These same fans probably thought Brian Bosworth was a great pick in the 80s. The Fins had the foresight not to fall for the hype and to pick a QB who had better long-term potential. A number of teams had Beck rated very highly, and higher than Quinn. And those of you declaring that Beck is a "bust" are simply juvenile. Look at Brady's numbers his rookie year. He was invisible. It is way too early to tell, either way, on Beck, but he is smart, reads defenses well, and he has poise in the pocket (even against two of the best D's in the league). To say, after four games, that he is a "career backup" is simply assanine. Watch John Elway's first games, you tools. He was horrible. Was he a career backup?

Second, when the Fins play their rookies, these same fans scream because the players make -- gasp!-- rookie mistakes. Everyone knew at the beginning that Ginn, Beck, Booker, and Solai were projects to some degree. Further, the Fins were decimated by injuries, so it is not as though these rookies were being fit within an established system. The offensive line did admirably, but no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig, it has major holes. You can't expect players to excel when the foundation of the offense is that weak.

Dolphins' fans are the least knowledgable, and least dedicated, of any fans in the country. They barely show up to support the team, even when the team is winning. When the team is average, they scream for short-term bandages and media-palatable, re-tread players and coaches (Saban, Porter, Cowher, Parcells). They have no foresight or patience to see the positive when the team (finally) sacrifices winning in the short term for building a foundation for the long term.

You so-called fans are weak, uninformed, and pathetic.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#39 Dec 26, 2007
Goes without saying that 2008 Draft is a huge key. Need 3-4 starters out of this next class.
joseph

Ruidoso, NM

#40 Dec 26, 2007
Cam says its good to play the rookies cause theres nothing like on the job experience.. Then why arent you playing Beck???? Lemon surely isnt the answer at QB
Madden

Spartanburg, SC

#41 Dec 26, 2007
Ginn actually isn't that bad. If you watch the kickoffs, he barely has anywhere to go at all, no wedge whatsoever. His long strides make it seem like he's not that fast, but the punt he returned this year showed incredible speed. He will never be a #1 type receiver, but will be a good #2 with great return ability. I don't think he was the best pick by any means, but saying he was a bust is far from accurate.

Satele is solid.

Beck is just playing on a very crappy football team, and at least 4 times he got pummelled from the blind side.

Booker is going to be a great tool for us. Whatever moron said he was too small obviously is not aware of guys in this league like Warrick Dunn, Maurice Jones-Drew, and past HOF's like Barry Sanders. There aren't many small guys in the league, but there are some really good ones.

Look for these guys to contribute much more next year...hopefully.
Madden

Spartanburg, SC

#42 Dec 26, 2007
For the record, I support Parcells strategy of building through the trenches. I also liked the fact that Cam didn't take a QB in the first round. It is so hit or miss these days whether or not they will be successful.

Look at JaMarcus this weekend. 3 pics, and basically didn't score a TD until very late. Brady Quinn? Who knows, everything about Notre Dame has always been overrated...And it showed in the draft when he didn't go until late in the 1st round.

Take a chance in later rounds on QB's and receivers. Take guys now that can win in the trenches, and the rest will most certainly get easier. A guy like Glenn Dorsey could make all the difference in the world for us. Remember Tim Bowens? Nobody ran on the Miami Dolphins when that guy was in town. The fans that watched this year know that teams had their way with us on the ground in a big way. You simply cannot win football games when that happens.

I know everyone wants to draft a QB of the future, but I think it's too risky to waste a 1st rounder on one right now. Sign a veteran who can teach this young team the ropes. Maybe a year or two down the road when the team has some momentum, then you take your guy.

Since: Sep 07

United States

#44 Dec 26, 2007
JinVA wrote:
It amazes me how many "fans" of other teams feel the need...and more so...make the time to come kick us while we're down. THAT...Mr. "cowboys fan" idiot...IS why we ARE the best franchise in the NFL.
Kick us now jacka$$...you went 1-15 too...once your franchise has some time to ruin what Parcells built there you'll suck again...and he'll have rebuilt us by then.
As for the Jet wuss...get a life...you're franchise is one of the league's worst. When was the last time YOU sniffed a Super Bowl? After this year it's back to the toilet for you.
As for our draft...anyone judging them off one ROOKIE season has no clue about football and should stop posting...you're clueless.
Amen Bro Well Said!
D_Bust

Miami, FL

#45 Dec 26, 2007
2 words: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
think about that before you rag on Ginn
next victim please
JETTATTACK wrote:
Ginn is 47th in the league?
Yet he returns more punts than anyone else in the league?
What does this tell us hillibillies?.
First,- he's no good. At least, not a first round pick, or maybe he is slow learner? Who cares. His stats say he is no good.
Second,- Cammy will stick with him and keep forcing the issue because Cammy picked him #1 and now needs to validate that pick.
Conclusion: Stupid pick, mediocre talent, & stubborn coaching = 1 win season.
Now lets study the contrasting JETS.
Have they won more than 1 game? Of course you Jethro's/
Two games? Hell yeah billy bob
Three games? Don't ask me anymore stupid questions.
GAME ANALYST JETS
Schmid

Pittsburgh, PA

#46 Dec 26, 2007
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
If you watched Ginn in college, you'll realize that he rellied on his speed to make plays. He basically ran ONE route, a post pattern. Now that he's in a league where everyone has speed, you're starting to find out that his abilities are not as good as they are against lesser competition.
Apparantly you didn't watch Ginn in college. Nobody's abilities are as good in the NFL their rookie year as it is against lesser competition. That is why it is lesser competition smart guy. But let me guess, you thought Ronnie Brown was a bust too right?? I swear some of you people don't even watch football
Schmid

Pittsburgh, PA

#47 Dec 26, 2007
Rat Boy wrote:
Here's some perspective on Ginn: He returned three punts for TDs. The two called back shouldn't count against him. And he may have had better production at WR had any of the QBs had more than two seconds to drop back before getting killed. I remain a Ginn supporter.
Amen Rat Boy. However, I think you might have too much common sense for this forum.

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