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miami dolphins 2011 four picks while

miami dolphins 2011 four picks while

The Miami Dolphins 2011 training camp is in. Or out. Whichever you prefer.
In any case, it’s available.
The Dolphins’ first practice will be Friday – this Friday – at 11 a.m. at the team’s training facility on the Nova Southeastern campus in Davie. Yes, it’s open to the public. Just as every other practice is.
There will also be a Monday night practice at SunLife Stadium on Aug. 1 – this coming Monday – that will start at 7:30. The Dolphins are calling it a “Monday Night Back to Football” practice. There will be “additional family friendly activities” announced shortly. Admission (and parking) will be free there, too.
Some details about attending the camp:
-Bleacher seating will be available to the first 2,000 fans at the facility.
-Parking is available at the Nova Southeastern University medical school garage. You can access the garage off University Drive and S.W. 30th St.
With the Kyle Orton trade rumors slowly dying off, Dolphins .green bay packers jerseys fans will have to come to terms with the fact that their offense will more than likely be led by the erratic Chad Henne yet again.

Of course, having Henne as your starting signal caller isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world. Henne has a strong arm, can make all the throws a quarterback needs to make and he does have some leadership skills you like to see.

It’s just that he is afflicted with a disease seen all too often in quarterbacks with gifts similar to his—He is prone to making crippling mistakes.

Last season, Henne threw for 3,301 yards, 15 touchdowns and he completed over 61 percent of his passes. Those numbers are fine. It’s the 19 interceptions that was the problem.

More so than just the sheer total of interceptions is the timing of them. Take, for instance, the Dolphins December 5th game against the lowly Clevel.

and Browns. They lost that game 13-10. If it weren’t for Henne’s three interceptions in that game, Miami wins that game.

Then there’s the game on December 26th against the Detroit Lions. The Dolphins lost that game 34-27. Henne wasn’t all that bad in that one. He completed over 65 percent of his passes and he threw for 278 yards. But had had two interceptions to go along with just one touchdown pass.

If they win those games, they are 9-7 and the playoffs are within reach. As it was, they finished 7-9 and the playoffs didn’t happen.

While it’s tough to know for sure, I think Orton would have gotten last year’s Dolphins to the playoffs. Orton wouldn’t have had three games with three interceptions. Sure, he probably doesn’t throw for as many yards as Henne, but yardage wasn’t the problem.

The Dolphins got 1,400 yards from their running back tandem, a 1,000 yard season from receiver Brandon Marshall and a breakout year from line.green bay packers 2011 backer Cameron Wake. It all went to waste because Chad Henne passed the Dolphins out of ballgames.

The Dolphins running back platoon of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams has been broken up, but with Reggie Bush in their place, Miami returns largely the same team.

Unfortunately, with Chad Henne calling the shots, they’ll get largely the same outcome.

Kyle Orton isn’t going to go out and make them Super Bowl contenders. He isn’t going to go out and have a Pro Bowl season. He certainly isn’t going to remind anyone in Miami of Dan Marino.

But what he would do is allow Miami’s other weapons to push Miami over the hump and into the postseason.

Miami Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross was all smiles after the conclusion of the 2011 draft. Ross said he wanted an explosive offense next season and general manager Jeff Ireland along with coach To.yhmdm0805 ny Sparano obliged.

Miami drafted offensive players with its first four picks, while picking up two defensive beasts to wrap up their six selections.

The Dolphins chose a national champion with their first pick. Former Florida Gators’ center Mike Pouncey, twin brother of Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey, was tapped as the 15th overall pick.

In addition to his sheer athleticism and quickness, Pouncey’s experience as a defensive tackle, guard and center gives him a mental and physical edge over his opponents.

“Last year was my first year playing center,” Pouncey said Friday. “It was just to show how versatile I could be.”

Miami gave up a handful to trade up for its second pick, as Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas was selected by the Dolphins 62nd overall. As part of the trade, Miami gave Washington its third, fifth and seventh-round pick.

“I am a guy that can keep the chains moving,” Thomas said. “I can catch the ball in the backfield. I can run between the tackles and go outside, whatever they need me to do.”

Thomas will be taking a roster spot from either Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams, both of whom are free agents.

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