Phinatics - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:11 +0000 Kunena 1.6 Phinatics - Forum en-gb Subject: Is Charles Clay gonna play?? - by: Driven_Phinsane Phinatics Talk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:58:45 +0000 Subject: Decision Day for Jamar Taylor - by: Bahamas

As the Miami Dolphins arrive in Denver for their match up this Sunday against the Broncos, reports are that it looks like their starting cornerback Cortland Finnegan will not suit up, as he is still bothered by an ankle injury suffered against the Detroit Lions. The Miami Dolphins drafted two prospects in the 2013 NFL draft, Jamar Taylor and Will Davis to step up in a situation just like this, unfortunately for Davis, his season ended this week as the team placed in him on the injured reserve list with a broken leg. Which by process of elimination leaves Jamar Taylor as the next man up.

Taylor is a unique prospect that showcased his skills into a second round draft selection. There were heavy expectations surrounding this prospect, however, his first season in the NFL was one to be forgotten as a hip injury caused battle scares that were physically and emotionally draining. Reports surfaced during the OTA this year that Taylor was contemplating retirement as this former starter at Boise State never dealt with not starting let alone not seeing the football field. By all accounts, it seemed like another wasted Miami Dolphin second round pick was being labelled to this prospect along with the bust stigma.

As the 2014 season has progressed an opportunity has presented itself for Taylor. Last week against the Buffalo Bills, Taylor shinned in his first official start of his career. The biggest stat that jumps out is that he didn’t allow a touchdown. Chris Hogan and Robert Woods were limited to less than 100 yards (89 to be exact) due to the performance of Taylor on the outside. This was definitely a confidence builder and a moral victory for Taylor that showcased that he can play in this league.

Now when the lights come on Sunday afternoon in Denver, Taylor will not be lining up against players like Woods or Hogan nor will he have to deal with the arm of Kyle Orton. If last Thursday game was a stepping stone for Taylor, this Sunday offers him a challenge that he will never forget….enter Peyton Manning and the fifth highest scoring team in the league. One thing that we all know about Peyton is that he loves his homework. Peyton will sit and watch tape and understand what the opposing defence will allow him to obtain.

We can 100% predict that the majority of first read plays will focus in on Jamar Taylor. Taylor counterpart Brent Grimes is arguably the best cornerback in the league right now, which has been demonstrated week after week, which puts the target on number 22.

The Miami Dolphins have to be realistic here. They cannot pretend to think that Taylor can be left on an island without over the top support. Kevin Coyle will have to roll his safeties to make up for weak spot that Manning will definitely try to isolate. By rolling Rashed Jones and Louis Delmas this will allow extra support for Taylor. However, Peyton doesn’t play nice. Peyton will quickly see the roll and attack the middle field where the safeties had to roll off from. What Taylor can do to limit the Safety roll is prove he can handle the task. Show the potential that everyone saw during his tenure at Boise State, prove too himself that can hang in this league, and more importantly against the best competition on the field.

Come Sunday at 4:25pm, it`s Decision Day. Jamar Taylor – are you up for the challenge?]]>
Phinatics Talk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:10:13 +0000
Subject: GO RAIDUHS! - by: Wulf Can they do it? It looks promising, and even though I don't much care about them breaking their losing streak, a Chiefs loss takes some pressure OFF Denver.

It COULD ultimately end up giving us some breathing room vs KC for the WC spot...
There's a half to go, but I'm actually hoping Chokeland gets this one...
Phinatics Talk Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:57:17 +0000
Subject: How Can The Dolphins Run This year? - by: Southbeach
We lose Moreno, and many want to cut Mller after a fumble. Miller has come on with a top 10 run grade, and much better than most thought he would be. He has not had a lot of openings but, has made the most of what he has had.

Still we are running for an average o 37 yards more per game than last year, and more than half yard more per carry.

What, IYO, is the reason?]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:20:34 +0000
Subject: Any news on Sanders and Thomas? - by: virginiadolfan Phinatics Talk Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:05:23 +0000 Subject: The Wallace hitch and go - by: kelbail21
Fantasy players, start Wallace.]]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:32:47 +0000
Subject: NFL's Best Defense..... - by: DaytonaDolfan
The NFL’s Best Defense

With spectacular play at all three levels and a coordinator favoring flexible schemes, the Dolphins have confused offenses all season.

Nice read on the Defense... Feels strange getting a little Love ]]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:11:10 +0000
Subject: Dolphins Awaiting Quick Scoring - by: DolphinsFreak
But so far this year, Wallace and the Dolphins have yet to cash in on a long ball.

Wallace has six touchdown catches, but the longest was only 14 yards. Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 17 TDs, but the longest was a 21-yard pass to Rishard Matthews. That was the longest scoring play by the offense this season, reflecting a lack of big-play punch remarkable given Miami's success.

''It's pretty surprising,'' Wallace said Tuesday. ''I'm definitely not used to that. But we are winning.''

The Dolphins are 6-4 and averaging 24.9 points per game, which puts them on pace for their highest-scoring season since 1986, even though their offense ranks last in the NFL with only one touchdown covering 20 yards or more.

The Denver Broncos, who plays host to Miami on Sunday, happen to rank first in that category with 13 scores.

''Getting more explosive plays - we're trying, both run and pass,'' Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said.

The absence of quick-strike scoring is compounded by red-zone inefficiency. Miami ranks next to last in the league in red-zone scoring, averaging 4.1 points on possessions that reach the 20. Denver ranks first at 6.0 points, scoring a touchdown 77 percent of the time.

The Dolphins' persistent difficulty punching it in is magnified because they lead the league with 49 red-zone possessions, six more than any other team.

''Why have we had so many red-zone drives?'' Lazor said. ''Probably because we haven't had explosive plays that have scored from outside the red zone. It's easy math. The thing that's not easy is getting it fixed.''

Wallace has often been open deep, but he fell out of bounds after making his longest reception this year, a 50-yarder. He declines to use the alibi that he and Tannehill have come close to connecting for a long-ball score.

''We've got to hit it,'' Wallace said. ''I'm the guy y'all are going to talk to about this, but I'm not the only guy who can run deep patterns. Nobody has caught them, so we've got some work to do. Everybody.''

Tannehill's well-documented inaccuracy on deep passes is one issue. On passes thrown more than 20 yards, he's 6 for 26 with two interceptions and no touchdowns. By contrast, Peyton Manning is 19 for 37 with no interceptions and eight touchdowns.

Another factor is leading rusher Lamar Miller's lack of elusiveness in the open field. He's averaging 4.9 yards per carry, but the longest of his 125 carries covered only 33 yards.

The good news is the quick-strike slump can end with one play.

''Sometimes on a run it's breaking multiple tackles,'' coach Joe Philbin said. ''Sometimes it's connecting on deep passes or breaking an intermediate catch. I've been around places where slants have gone 70 yards for touchdowns. They haven't this year for us yet, but I'm sure we'll get our share.''

Wallace agreed. ''I always think they're coming,'' he said. ''If you don't, it's going to be a long road.'']]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:39:33 +0000
Subject: BEN TATE SIGNS WITH VIKINGS - by: DolphinsFreak On the surface, it makes sense. The Vikings were hoping to get Adrian Peterson back in the fold this week, but the NFL instead chose to suspend him for the remainder of the season. Minnesota also doesn't seem ready to hand the reins over to Jerick McKinnon, while Matt Asiata has seen his snaps cut since McKinnon came onto the scene. Asiata is also averaging a pitiful 2.08 YPC over the past five games. Look for Tate to take over as the short-yardage back, in addition to splitting reps between the 20s with McKinnon. It may take some time for Tate to learn OC Norv Turner's offense, so we're not rushing to the waiver wire to add Tate, who looked really bad for the Browns. He's merely an RB3 until proven otherwise. Nov 19 - 4:13 PM

Phinatics Talk Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:22:26 +0000
Subject: Denver Weather, Point Spread, and QB Pressure - by: Southbeach
Denver is favored by 7.5

The Denver D has 32 sacks, 47 hits, and 135 hurries. Miami has 33- 35- and 136. They benefit by being ahead a lot and knowing teams must throw but, are damn good. Benton and Lazor have their work cut out for them.]]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:32:25 +0000