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    Tony Lippett is excited about Sunday's game between the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers and he might be the only one.


    Both teams are in last place and eliminated from the playoff race, but the stakes are sizeable for Lippett, who might get his first NFL start. The Dolphins' rookie cornerback and fifth-round draft pick is especially raw because he played mostly receiver at Michigan State, but coaches like his potential and plan to give him an extensive audition against the Chargers.
    ''This week feels a little different,'' Lippett said Wednesday. ''I've probably got a little more focus and attention to detail, and I'm watching a little more film. But I don't want to let the moment get so big I can't compete.''
    While Lippett will likely have butterflies come kickoff, others might struggle to stifle a yawn. The Dolphins (5-8) are out of the playoff race for the seventh year in a row, a franchise record, and this is the earliest they've been eliminated since 2011 - three head coaches ago.
    The situation is even more distressing in San Diego, where the Chargers (3-10) might play their final home game before a possible move to the Los Angeles area.
    For both franchises, lots of change is coming. Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell is 4-5 since taking over, and Miami might soon begin searching for its ninth coach since 2004.
    Two players joined the roster this week just in time to miss the playoff race.
    The Dolphins signed former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas off their practice squad. Thomas could become the backup to Ryan Tannehill next year if Miami doesn't re-sign Matt Moore.
    Defensive end Damontre Moore joined the Dolphins on Wednesday after being waived last week by the New York Giants. Moore, a former third-round pick, tried to shrug off his reputation for clashing with Giants coach Tom Coughlin and management.
    ''I was very immature during my time up there, but I learned from my mistakes,'' Moore said. ''I'm in Miami, baby. Why are we still talking about New York?''
    Tannehill was also ready to look ahead, but acknowledged he was still stewing about Monday's 31-24 loss to the Giants. He led the Dolphins to only one second-half score, and overthrew an open Jarvis Landry behind the secondary with five minutes left.
    ''I feel like I played a good game, but I missed that last throw,'' Tannehill said. ''It's one that I've thought a lot about since then. It has kind of haunted me a little bit. But there's nothing I can do about it now - just make the throw next time it pops up.''

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dolphin...VfMQRzZWMDc2M-

  • #2
    This is good. Nothing to loose so might as well evaluate your talent in a starting role.

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    • #3
      He can't do any worse, right?

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      • #4
        I actually liked what I saw out of Lippett during the pre-season so I hope this works out for him.
        While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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        • #5
          Bobby McCain is back at practice, which is good, but still has to pass the Concussion Protocol tests. Hope he's ok. I'm still high on this kid.

          Still, Lippett has the length you want. Found his comments on focus, attention, and film a little disturbing as it alludes to him not taking the role as seriously prior to now. We also signed former Cowboys CB, Tyler Patmon.

          Logan Thomas must be showing something and in the plans to possibly replace Moore if we signed him to the roster to keep him from being poached from the PS as the Bengals tried to nab him from us.

          Ja'Wuan James is STILL OUT with the turf toe injury... so more fun watching Jason Fox fk up assignments, miss blocks, and get beat by pretty much anyone. Wondering what hack the 3-10 Chargers will trot out to destroy him on a critical down...

          Billy Turner is injured. Hoping Jamil Douglas is better than he was at the start of the season.

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          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            At least Tannehill is no longer being coached to stand in the pocket and deliver underneath passes with the expectation that the WRs will beat the man in front of them to move the chains. I was ecstatic to see him moving, rolling out, and making plays against the Giants. He looked a lot more like he did in college that game in terms of his mobility. He'll have to do more of that going forward.

            Hopefully, Taylor will run the ball all 4 qtrs this game. Miller is closing in another 1K season and Ajayi needs more carries and experience as well.

          • DolphinsFreak
            DolphinsFreak commented
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            I agree. Tannehill looked really good moving around, throwing on the run and going through his progressions in the Giants game. He made his mistakes but he showed a lot of promise too. Hopefully he can prove in the next few games that he can develop quickly when he has the leash off of his neck. It's ridiculous to not allow your QB to audible on the line of scrimmage. Lazor only had a few plays that he could change to so I don't really consider that being able to audible. Lazor had no clue how to run an offense.

            I would love to see Ajayi get more carries. I want Miller to get his 1,000 yards but it's really important to develop Ajayi in the process and get him used to the speed of the NFL.

          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Completely agree. Hoping Taylor continues to improve as well as a play caller. Also hoping that Douglas looks better against the Chargers than he did at the start of the season.

        • #6
          Lets see what hes got. The seasons been over so might as well see what we can salvage for next year.

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          • cuchulainn
            cuchulainn commented
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            Player and coach evals rest of the way. I'd like better performance, but won't be upset if we lose out to secure a very good CB and LB in the first 2 rounds of the draft.

        • #7
          why is this staff evaluating them? Shoudn't the next coach be doing that?

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          • #8
            It's all about putting it down on tape! Whether it's this coaching staff, our next staff or our players going somewhere else in free agency. If you were the next coach coming in here (assuming it's not DC), you would grab all of the tapes from this year. Evaluate every player before the draft and free agency and decide who you think you need to replace, who you can coach up and who you just want to dump. And you have to make those evaluations without any practices or games. So I agree, it's eval time, to me has been for weeks. I don't know about RT still. If he had made as much progress this year as he did in each prior year he would have been top 10 in my opinion. But he didn't, in fact he regressed from about 12 to 18 or 20. He has looked better moving around and using his athletic ability, he plays hard and is tough. He just has some major accuracy issues and misses too many open receivers for me. Even the catches that are made are often circus catches off target that takes a receiver off balance or off his feet unnecessarily instead of throwing them open or hitting them in stride to allow RAC yards. Very disappointing season, maybe the worst in the 46 years I have been following this team.

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