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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:53 am 
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Not good, according to ESPN. They definitely do not like 3/5th of our OL or our CB situation.

ESPN Insider grade our offseason with a C- mark as they graded our losses very heavily. Maybe only Dolphins fans can see the positive. Also, in another article, ESPN ranked our roster at 26th as they weren't high on our OL or CB rosters. If you check our roster grades, you will see N/A grades on the players that we fans are counting on to pick up the slack.

ESPN Insider wrote:
Miami Dolphins
Grade: C-

Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh and Mike Pouncey are playing elsewhere in 2018. Is that good for the Dolphins? Most execs saw a team that suffered a net loss of talent even if each move made some sense for various reasons. The release of Suh was an admission that signing him to a six-year, $114 million deal in 2015 was a bad decision, affirming widespread criticisms of the deal at the time it was made. Execs said the Dolphins have been a team that made moves with the short term in mind, and that their moves this offseason were not easy to read.

"They cut Suh to save a ton of cash and cap room, and then they used that money to sign two slot receivers [Albert Wilson, Danny Amendola] and an old guard [31-year-old Josh Sitton]," an exec said. "They traded for a pass-rusher [Robert Quinn] whose best years are well behind him, and then they drafted Minkah Fitzpatrick at 11 after paying two safeties on their roster, in Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald. It's a good thing the Browns were willing to trade for Landry, because when he signed the tag, they could have been screwed."

It looks like the Dolphins are continuing to make moves designed to change the organizational culture. They cut multiple offensive linemen during the 2016 season, sparking a surge in the running game. They traded running back Jay Ajayi during the 2017 season. Is 2018 the year they get the locker room calibrated to their liking? Will it show on the field?

"I'm not sure what is going to happen there," an exec said. ... utives#mia

ESPN wrote:
26. Miami Dolphins

Biggest strength: The ageless Cameron Wake ranked second among 4-3 defensive ends last season with a 13.5 pass-rushing productivity rating. Wake once again had more than 60 total pressure in 2017, something he has done every season of this decade except for an injury-shortened 2015.

Biggest weakness: The Dolphins have their fair share of question marks, but their most glaring weakness comes at right guard, a spot currently occupied by Jesse Davis, an undrafted free agent out of Idaho in 2015 who made his professional debut last year, starting the final 10 games at various spots on Miami's offensive line. Davis ranked 63rd among guards last year with a 40.2 grade. Behind him on the depth chart is Ted Larsen, who has finished five of his seven seasons with a grade south of 50.0, including last season's 39.4.

By the numbers: Ryan Tannehill ranked seventh among quarterbacks in 2016 with a 77.4 adjusted completion percentage, and he has finished every season of his career with a grade above 80.0. Jay Cutler ranked 22nd among QBs last season with an adjusted completion percentage of 72.0 and posted just a 62.5 grade.

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