2019 Miami Dolphins

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  1. The Sapient

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    With being the local guy, I thought I should prematurely update the forum with the current 2019 Miami Dolphins roster.

    The Dolphins made a significant improvement last season when they jumped from just 13 pale faces in 2017 (4 starters) to 21 pale faces (7 starters) in 2018.

    This season, things might get a little interesting under the new head coach Brian Flores. As you may know, Mr. Flores came from NE and his offensive coordinator is former NE QB coach Chad O’ Shea. Thus far, Brian Flores has taken a no B.S/straight shooter approach with the team and with the media. In fact, there are reports that he literally trolled WR Kenny Stills at a recent practice due to his social media comments on the owner (((Stephen Ross))).

    Mr. Flores has also been somewhat encouraging with his comments on the undrafted rookie RB Patrick Laird, stating “He does everything right. He’s earned some more opportunities and he’s taken advantage of them.”

    With that being said, don’t let the high # fool you. I anticipate many heartbreaking cuts as I’m really rooting for RB Patrick Laird and WR Trenton Irwin to find their way on the 53-man roster.

    I’ll circle back once the final rosters are released.

    2019 Miami Dolphins Roster (as of 8/22/2019)

    QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
    QB Josh Rosen
    QB Jake Rudock
    RB Patrick Laird
    FB Chandler Cox
    WR Reece Horn
    WR Trenton Irwin
    TE Mike Gesicki
    TE Chris Myarick
    TE Nick O’Leary
    TE Durham Smythe
    T Will Holden
    T Zach Sterup
    G/T Jesse Davis
    G Michael Deiter
    G Michael Dunn
    C Daniel Kilgore
    C/G Chris Reed
    DT Durval Queiroz Neto
    LB Chase Allen
    LB Kiko Alonso
    LB Nick Deluca
    LB Mike Hull (Reserve/PUP)
    LB Quentin Poling
    LB Andrew Van Ginkel
    LS John Denney
    LS Wesley Farnsworth
    K Jason Sanders
    P Matt Haack

    Total: 29
    53-man Roster: TBD
    Starters: TBD
     
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  2. Extra Point

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    I have to say the Dolphins stole Josh Rosen for only a low second round draft pick. Despite his less than stellar first season he could still develop into a franchise quarterback. It will be interesting to compare his career to Kyler Murray's.
     
  3. The Sapient

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    2019 Miami Dolphins Official 53-man Roster

    Quarterbacks
    Ryan Fitzpatrick
    Josh Rosen

    Halfbacks
    Patrick Laird

    Fullback
    Chandler Cox

    Tight ends
    Mike Gesicki
    Chris Myarick
    Nick O’Leary
    Durham Smythe

    Offensive line
    Evan Boehm
    Jesse Davis
    Michael Deiter
    Daniel Kilgore
    Chris Reed
    Zach Sterup

    Linebackers
    Vince Biegel
    Andrew Van Ginkel

    Special teams
    Taybor Pepper, long snapper
    Matt Haack, punter
    Jason Sanders, kicker

    Total: 19
    Starters: Potentially 8. Kiko Alonso was set to start but he has been traded to the Saints. It is possible Andrew Van Ginkel or newly acquired Vince Biegel will start in his place.

    Storylines to look forward to:

    Will the new local fan favorite RB Patrick Laird receive opportunities to run the ball this season? If it happens, it should be a nice optic seeing Patrick Laird running the ball while FB Chandler Cox leads the way.

    Will the freakish athletic Mike Gesicki have a breakout season? If you recall, this 6’6 alpha male posted a 4.54 40 at the combine and a 41 1/2 inch vertical leap. There’s no reason why this man can not become as elite as a Kelce, Kittle or Ertz.

    How will QB Josh Rosen perform when his # is called upon?
     
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  4. Truthteller

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    Biegel registered his first career sack yesterday, and did it against the GOAT. Things must've been worse than I thought for the Dolphins, as our Kosher friends over at NFL.com posted the video of it in their Hi-lights section. I'm pleasantly surprised they did, considering it was a white back-up picking up a meaningless sack (43-0 final score): http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-...5436/Vince-Biegel-sneaks-up-on-Brady-for-sack
     
  5. FootballDad

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    It's still early, but these Dolphins have that 0-16 potential.
     
  6. Bucky

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    Good for Biegel! Now I'd like to see Andrew Van Ginkel get some defensive reps as well!
     
  7. Truthteller

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    Bucky, Van Ginkel is gone -- banished to the "White Ghetto", also known as the injured reserve. Every year these crappy NFL teams go into a panic around cut down day. They start worrying about how to retain players they like, but can't keep because they have too many over-hyped upsiders at the same position. Invariably, they always banish a few to injured reserve, to retain their rights -- even if the players are not severely injured. And usually it's whites that get banished to injured reserve. Only positive for these whites, is they are paid for a full season. Hey, perhaps Andrew can buy a nice house in Wisconsin and few cars just for hanging around with trainers for 4 months?

    I assume it's possible Van Ginkel can return from the IR, as teams are allowed 2 returns. In normal circumstances, I'd say a white like Van Ginkel would have no shot at returning. But as FD noted above, Dolphins could be flirting with 0-16. Why would they even consider using a designated return on a veteran upsider?
     
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  8. Bucky

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    Thanks for the heads up TT. And Football Dad is right, this team has 0-16 potential.
     
  9. Freethinker

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    I’d like to see Josh Chosen Rosen starting for this train wreck. If the team were to go 0-16, the optics of a far left Jewish quarterback and a black head coach would be too hilarious. What would the (((media))) say in their defense?
     
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  10. McCaffrey Dude

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    I would rather see the Dolphins win some games where Patrick Laird gets some carries. It would not bode well for him being a free-agent third string rb on the worst team in the NFL. The assumption among some DWFs being that Miami is so bad they have a white tailback on their team.
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    The best thing going in Miami's favor as far as avoiding a winless season is they get to play the Jets twice, who without Sam Darnold may be as bad as Miami and not much better when he returns. The current betting line this week is the Cowboys by 21.5 points over the Dolphins and the Patriots 22.5 points over the Jets, startlingly high spreads. According to this article the last time two teams were 20-plus-point favorites in the same week was in 1987 while teams were using replacement players: https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2...riots-and-cowboys-betting-lines-is-hilarious/
     
  12. The Sapient

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    RB Mark Walton has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's conduct and substance abuse policy,

    Miami will turn to Kalen Ballage to again be their lead back during Walton's absence.

    Rookie running backs Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin will see increased playing time during Walton's suspension. The two have not received any carries so far this season.

    Let’s go Patrick!
     
  13. Truthteller

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    Pretty good news today, as Andrew Van Ginkel was designated for return. The unfortunate part is, Van Ginkel has been able to practice for several weeks and should've been back already -- was first eligible to play last Sunday @ Indianapolis. Reason he had to wait so long, is because the rebuilding Dolphins did, in fact, debate whether they should bring back several "upsider" vets (including Aqib Talib) over the young Van Ginkel and did consider "redshirting" him, even though he is healthy.

    Van Ginkel's presence now increases the number of white defenders on the Miami Dolphins by 100%. Andrew was one of six white linebackers selected in round 5 last spring. Three were immediate starters Holcomb, Connelly and Cashman. Connelly, who would've undoubtedly been named to the All-Rookie team, was injured early in the season. Cashman, who was also doing well, was shut down at the mid-point of the season due to a reoccurring shoulder issue. Hopefully he isn't another Alex Anzalone (always injured).
     
  14. Leonardfan

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    The Dolphins also signed uber athletic small school DB turned LB Jake Carlock. Apparently all of the upside on the Giants roster caused them to cut him even though he played very well in preseason and hung around on their PS for some of the season.
     
  15. Bucky

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    Good news regarding Van Ginkel @Truthteller ! Let's hope he gets some playing time during 2nd half of the season. It seems Vince Biegel has established himself among this Dolphins D, be great to see AVG on the field as well.

    Nice to see Miami sign Carlock too!@Leonardfan ! He looked very fluid and fast in the preseason.
     

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