I like the team we have decided to go into the 2014 NFL season with as just about all of them earned their spot on the team. There seems to be no bias or favoritism but a logical and fair assessment of the play of everybody on the team as the Dolphins released their 53 man roster (Still time to make a few changes after waivers) and I was almost 100% correct in my early prediction of who would make the cut (See http://dolphinseer.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/tds-final-53-man-projection/)
I hope the decision to not put Pouncey on the PUP was a wise one he is still very young and I feel he needs to allow ample time to heal and I would have put him on the list just to be safe. I am sure the doctors know better and hopefully his hip will not be an issue moving forward.
Now it’s time to get serious as we have a very challenging schedule ahead of us starting with game one at home vs New England.
The coaching staff as well as Dennis Hickey did an excellent job assembling what I feel can be a playoff team and a win at home against the Patriots would be a huge step in that direction.
Here is the official list as released from the Dolphins:
initial 53-man roster, following Saturday’s cuts, breaks down this way by position:
Quarterbacks (2): Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore
Running backs (4): Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, Damien Williams, Orleans Darkwa
Wide receivers (6): Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson, Rishard Matthews, Jarvis Landry, Damian Williams
Tight ends (3): Charles Clay, Dion Sims, Harold Hoskins
Offensive linemen (10): Branden Albert, Daryn Colledge, Mike Pouncey, Shelley Smith, Ja’Wuan James, Jason Fox, Nate Garner, Samson Satele, Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner
Defensive linemen (8): Olivier Vernon, Cameron Wake, Jared Odrick, Randy Starks, Derrick Shelby, Earl Mitchell, Terrence Fede, Anthony Johnson
Linebackers (8): Koa Misi, Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, Jason Trusnik, Jelani Jenkins, Jonathan Freeny, Chris McCain, Jordan Tripp
Defensive backs (9): Brent Grimes, Cortland Finnegan, Louis Delmas, Jimmy Wilson, Jamar Taylor, Will Davis, Don Jones, Walt Aikens, Michael Thomas
Specialists (3): Brandon Fields, Caleb Sturgis, John Denney
This was a very busy day as we also had our draft for the FF League this evening and it went pretty well. Says Mike duped me on a few picks and I am a little bitter but feel I can get over it MAYBE ;
I am excited about both the Dolphins season and our best response in the FF League ever! I have had an extremely bust summer this year and was unable to finish some articles like Training Camp Battles and I apologize to any of our readers who enjoy that series.
This is a crucial year for this team and its staff as FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!
That is an appropriate theme for this team this year!
Well the 2014 TDS NFL draft was a huge success as we have the maximun amount of teams I had hoped for as in the last hour (literally) we had 4 people sign up and took us to a 12 team league.
I know most of the players but a few also joined in as I made the league public for the last hour to try to fill it up and it worked.
Here are the teams:
- Dolphin babe
- Walkers Cowboys
- marks browns
- Bucco Bruce
- No Name Dolphins
- Broward Panthers
I want to thank all who are participating in what will be the most ever in the 3 years of TDS FF and hopefully we all will have a good time, there were some glitches that I will make sure next year it is corrected but it is very important to sign up ASAP and play around with the site do a few mock drafts and be prepared for the real draft as I always try to make it on the last possible week before the season starts.
I will try to give weekly updates if time allows but once again thank you all and have fun!
On August 21 st I wrote an article entitled Times Up (http://dolphinseer.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/times-up/) in it I listed two players who I felt needed to move on. The very next day the Dolphins cut one of them as Michael Egnew was released and Today it is rumored that the other player Daniel Thomas was released. I am never happy when you consider how it affects the lives of these players as I wish no one unemployment but the truth is this business is a results oriented business and both Egnew and Thomas never lived up to expectations and need to move on to maybe another chance for some other team.
As for the Dolphins we have some exciting young RB’s along with solid veteran RB Knowshon Moreno
Sometime today the Dolphins will release their roster 53 man roster as they have to get down from 75 players to a 53 man roster mandated by the league.
This year the decisions are difficult as we had some young drafted and undrafted players make a strong case to make the team. I can see both Williams (Damian, Damien) making the team with the RB Damien being a shoe in if you ask me. He is by far my favorite player of all the rookies.
Some veteran players are on the edge and might not make the team as I can see both Marcus Thigpen and Daniel Thomas not making the team in fact Miami should be on the phones trying to trade them if they can but ultimately I see them somewhere else this season.
So here is my projected 53 man roster for our 2014 Miami Dolphins.
Both Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones will spend the first four games on suspension and Mike Pouncey needs to be decided upon as what to do with him ( I feel it would be a wise mover to shelf him for 4-6 weeks to be sure he is completely healed) so Miami will keep three players on the fringe like maybe RB Orleans Darkwa, DE Terrence Fede, for example to protect them from being poached as I can see some of the players let go will find a home somewhere else as they played very well.
We will know pretty soon
We still have room for two more teams to take part in the 2014 TDS NFL.com Football League. (http://fantasy.nfl.com/league/980041)
There are still 2 openings in TDS FF League I will keep them open until one hour before the draft, as I will try to recruit two more players to get to my goal of a 10 team league can you help? The good news is this year the league has doubled last season, we have 8 players but my goal is 10-12 so if you are still on the fence there is still time.
For those of you who are new to the League I say welcome and thanks for joining The Dolphin Seer Fantasy Football League in what is our 3rd season.
NFL.com Fantasy Football has a mock draft setting that you can go to and practice drafting it can be kind of addictive for those of us who take our Draft serious anyway it is all about having fun and enhancing for us fans what is truly the greatest sport in the world the NFL.
If you have not played in FF you really are missing out on the fun as it really opens your eyes to the complete season. It is not easy trying to get people to play but I am determined to stick with this every year and hopefully have a consistent regular group. I am working to set up a pay-pal account so payouts can be made to any who have won in the league.
Hopefully we will grow the league into a good money-maker down the road as I will introduce a paid league where you must pay to get in but you also will get a payout ($900-$1100) if you are one of the top 3 teams in the league %50 if first %30 if second and %20 for 3rd place finish based off of each player putting up $100.00
That is down the road, but for now we have a live draft for our free league and as was mentioned 2 spots still available for any who want to join.
If you have any questions I will be available throughout the day to answer any questions. I can be reached through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I found an error on the TDS FF League it was set for only 4 teams and so if you tried to register it said the league was full…I corrected it and now it is set for 10 teams and I can increase it to 12 teams if needed.
So my apology to any who might have tried to sign up and was unable too. If that is the case please try again I am sure it will work.
4 Days until the live draft!
Damien Williams Scores 6
The Dolphins’ offense showed up big time Saturday vs. Dallas blending a well balanced attack and over coming three turnovers to produce a 25-20 victory. Combining a 40 passing attempt game with 35 run attempts the Fins were able to amass 490 yds. of offense and also showed some big play capabilities highlighted by Orleans Darkwa’s 53 yd run in the 4th quarter. Plays like that helped the Dolphins average a whopping 6.4 yds/play and to dominate the game statistically. Some shabby special teams play and the pick 6 off of Matt Moore along with the Red Zone Int thrown by Tannehill were a few of the black eyes suffered by the Fins that the offense was able to overcome.
Matt Moore was once again very impressive in his back up role with the exception of his pick 6 and passed for 172 yds. and a TD. Mike Wallace also had an excellent game going for 67 yds on 6 catches and Damian Williams hauled in the 54 yarder that really sparked the Dolphins comeback. Our defense was really solid allowing only 251 total yards to the normally prolific Dallas offense.
So the pink elephant I spoke of in my last article has been banished at least for this game. Our ability to open up the running game completely changed the entire offense. It’s no coincidence that we were able to get some big plays through the air after our early success running the ball and the balanced attack was a thing of beauty. Last year we threw the ball about 65% of the plays, so kudos to the offensive line for their stellar performance. I think we all realize this performance was against a Dallas D that was ranked near the bottom of the NFL last year, but there is no doubting the talent that has emerged since training camp and I do not believe Saturday’s performance to be an aberration.
We have to have our roster down to 75 players by 4:00pm Tuesday afternoon and I don’t believe that there will be too many tough decisions in our first round of cuts. I do believe that we are in an enviable position compared to most NFL teams when it comes to the final cut for the 53 man roster and that we will be looking at an extremely talented and deep roster and the decisions there will include some tough ones. Let’s enjoy the success of the Dallas game and hope it is only the beginning of what is to come. Yours Truly, saysMikey.