Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Draft – Tinshaker’s Top 10 by Position Projections - TIGHT ENDS

I'm not convinced that Miami needs to draft a TE at all, but if they do, they should consider the following 10.


  1. The Knight who says Ni!January 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    I agree we probably don't have to draft a TE but the trifecta asks their TEs to do a lot and most Parcells drafts have TEs in them. He's always looking for that guy. 

    My hope is that we sign a seasoned pro in FA to give Henne a solid option to pick up 1st downs. If we draft a TE so be it but I think we have some young prospects worth a further look.

  2. What's the possibility of Martin still being around?  Haynos, Sperry, Nalbone all have potential, but if Fasano isn't in the long term plans then we're probably drafting a TE fairly early. 

    So, Nolan the new DC?  What was Denver's style of D?  Have to admit I know nothing about that team...

  3. Red Dog,

    he ran a pretty agressive 3-4.  The knock on him is that after being #1 D for the first 6 games they slid towards the end of the year loosing 4 straight and giving up like 30pts per game.  Although I think that could have had a lot to do with the players he had.  They were a mix of over 30 guys and rookies.

    <span>CB - 35,31,31, R, R,
    DE - 34,31, R
    ILB - 31, R
    S - 30, 31, 36, R, R</span>

    The old ones could have worn down while the rookies hit the wall.  I didn't watch enough Broncos games this year to say for sure, but that could be a contributing factor.

  4. The Knight who says Ni!January 19, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    The Broncos defense was a patchwork group. They're in the process of building a new core there are well. You can't always give a coach too much credit or too much criticism.

  5. I agree Knight, but he was able to do a VERY good job with that patchwork D at the beginning of the year.  I hope Miami lands the guy.  I didn't like the Groh option and would prefer someone with DC experience rather than take a swing with an "Up-n-coming" guy like Butler.  With his proven track record (as a DC), experience and relative youth I like Nolan the best so far.

  6. They actually ran a similar system to one we ran in 2008 - which led to a
    similar year for Dumervil as Porter with those 17 sacks. They were very
    inconsistent down the stretch, mostly due to offensive woes (scoring 3
    points one week, then posting 44, and posting only 16 the next). They had
    major issues running the ball (between their two tailbacks, they only posted
    two 100-yd individual games for the entire season - Miami had 6).
    Defensively, they went from giving up 28 points a game in 2008 to 20 a game
    in 09. And they had the 3rd rated pass defense in the league, with Andre
    Goodman and Renaldo Hill (course it helps to have Brian Dawkins and Champ
    Bailey as well).

  7. I like the fact that he fought the NFL for the right to wear a suit. He
    looked completely out of place in the suit, mind you, but at least he stood
    up for something.

  8. LOL, I like the suit.... He had to fight the NFL to wear it?  WHAT?

  9. It was against NFL rules - only NFL reebok gear allowed. Eventually Reebok
    made their own suit, and thus Nolan was able to wear one.

  10. Same thing happened to Belichick with the hoodie. He got fined for wearing
    one and then Reebok made an official one so it was ok.

  11. So Nolan has a Reebok Double breasted?  mmmm I like the sound of that Double Breasted mmmmmm

  12. The Knight who says Ni!January 19, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Mike Nolan has ties with Al Groh and Parcells. They are all part of the same defensive philosophy.

  13. The Knight who says Ni!January 19, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    It sounds like Nolan will be our next DC.