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  • David Hyde: Sit Tannehill, Miller and Suh Versus Falcons


    The Sun Sentinel's Dave Hyde thinks Miami needs to protect its stars for the rest of preseason. Do you agree?


  • #2
    I just read this last night, and Armando Salguero pitched the same idea yesterday also. I'd be all for it. As far as I see it, the only reason to play Tannehill is to work on timing with the receivers who didn't see as much playing time the first two weeks, since this offense leans so heavily on quick, timing plays. However, Tannehill is 18/22 and no interceptions through two games; realistically, how much can a little over one half of play improve that? If DeVante Parker were able to play, then I would understand playing Tannehill to try and get Parker up to speed, but I just don't think you stand to gain enough by playing Tannehill behind a 3rd string LT to justify the injury risk. And as for Suh and Miller, I think at this point they're known quantities. Suh has proven he's absolutely the same dominant force inside that we expected him to be, and you know Miller is your starter. Use this game to figure out who backs those two up. In the first eight games of the season, we have five road games, one "home" game that is a 9,000 mile round trip, and four divisional games. That's a rough enough stretch as it is, no need to make it any worse with injuries sustained in a meaningless game.

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    • #3
      Would probably be the smart thing to do. I'd like to see if there is at least one backup QB who can take the reins should Tanny go down. So far none of the B/U's have stepped up or impressed me.
      While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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      • Wulf
        Wulf commented
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        We have seen Freeman and Moore for years, it might not be a bad plan to let McLeod Bethel-Thompson take some snaps, and see what he has.
        I'd rather get our losing done NOW, before the scores matter...

      • Dolfan1
        Dolfan1 commented
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        Amen to that bud. I'm really concerned about losing Tanny with no one to back him up and this O-line?? Scares the hell outta me.

      • Daytona Dolfan
        Daytona Dolfan commented
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        I was not impressed with what i saw from Bethel-Thompson, however maybe he needs quality people around him to see what he can do. And as you said, we sure cannot afford to lose Tanny. I think Moore is an idea who's time has passed. I haven't seen much of Freeman but what I did see was pedestrian at best.

    • #4
      Originally posted by Finatic View Post
      The Sun Sentinel's Dave Hyde thinks Miami needs to protect its stars for the rest of preseason. Do you agree?
      With the serious injuries around the league already this preseason, I'd say that the concept of either eliminating it, or cutting it to 2 games sounds pretty good. While we are all eager to see our team play, we can't afford any injured starters!
      Our depth SUX
      !

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      • #5
        Originally posted by Wulf View Post

        With the serious injuries around the league already this preseason, I'd say that the concept of either eliminating it, or cutting it to 2 games sounds pretty good. While we are all eager to see our team play, we can't afford any injured starters!
        Our depth SUX
        !

        With all the injuries, except for Geno's (LOL), maybe the union should revisit the restrictions placed on the teams during the offseason about working the players.

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        • #6
          I would sit our starters/stars, but I would play Miller. I don't think he is a star and I am not sure he is going to be the Dolphins #1 RB once the season gets started. I would like to see what Miller can do against the Falcons first team. Also, if the Dolphins sit all their stars does that mean all the 1st team offensive linemen will be playing the entire game?
          Last edited by DolphinsFreak; 08-25-2015, 06:20 PM.

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          • #7
            I would restrict RT to a couple of series providing Albert is playing, just to help him out with positioning on the rush. Sit Suh.

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            • Dolfan1
              Dolfan1 commented
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              I would seriously doubt we'll see any playing time for Albert this week, that would/could be disastrous.

          • #8
            Sorry, they gotta play. Unfortunately injuries happen off-season, preseason, regular season, and post season. Tannehill has a new group of receivers and he needs that timing with them. I wouldn't play Albert though.

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            • cuchulainn
              cuchulainn commented
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              Agreed....

          • #9
            Interesting thread, I have never heard of a team sitting their starters for preseason week 3. Ever since the preseason was trimmed to 4 games, the first 2 games are not game planned and the starters don't play together much. Then typically game 3 actually has a game plan. All the projected starters play into the third quarter so they do the regular halftime routine and then return to the field and play. Then week 4 is almost entirely the guys on the bubble for the entire game so that final cuts can be decided. This format is what Philbin said Sunday they were going to do this week, we will see if he strays from the conventional, but I don't think he is much of a break the mold kind of coach. Also, we are not the defending Superbowl Champs, we didn't even make the playoffs. We should use every opportunity we have to improve. I would especially like to see Tannehill throw the ball farther than 10 yards more than 2 times. That's my 2 cents worth anyway.

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            • #10
              Good points on Tanny Shane. I highly doubt we'll see Albert this week. Full practice is one thing but too soon for actual game conditions IMHO.
              While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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              • #11
                I see pros and cons to both sides but Like Menace said, it will most likely go just as planned without exception.
                While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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                • #12
                  You got to play your starters.

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                  • #13
                    I am of the frame of mind that preseason GAMES mean very little. I believe the practices are far more important than the games. I would play the starters for 2 or 3 series and then give the 2nd and 3rd units the bulk of the playing time. The primary thing I want from preseason games is no injuries.

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                    • #14
                      Hindsight's 20/20 they say, I hope we don't look back after the Falcon game with regret.. However with all the changes made this off-season they need as many reps as possible to develop the chemistry needed to get us to the playoffs and beyond! I say play them..

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                      • #15
                        I think it's bad Idea not to play them.. They need real game time speed and to jell as a unit before the real deal starts.. Suck it up, you're getting paid so you better be prepared.. I would play my first teamer the first half and my second team depth the remainder.. Maybe throw in a few stand outs.. JMHO..

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