Remember crushing him? I’ve never seen a 3rd round pick get less playing time in his first year. The coaching staff developed his blocking ability to where he is now. Instead of playing Egnew and using his strengths on the field, this coaching staff prefers to force the players to play a game that is not natural to them. Then and only then will these young players earn playing time.
The problem stems further from ol’ Egnew. Will we get to see Jamar Taylor or Will Davis? When we drafted Smith and Vontae, we threw those guys into the fire right away. You have to wonder what key, what facet to their game are these young corners missing in order to jump Nolan Carroll on the depth chart. Carroll is the most frustrating player on the defense. Its bad, like… Mario Chalmers frustration level.
Dallas Thomas where are you? Sam Brenner where have you been? At what point will these coaches stop trying to win their jobs and start preparing this team for the future? This team is not ready for the playoffs. I wouldn’t even want to put Tanny through that… this O-line would fold up faster than a cheap beach chair.
Can we please get this guy some playing time? I saw him cover Gronk! GRONK I TELL YOU! (ok he was just coming back from injury but whatever) Put him in at Defensive end, drop him into coverage, have him set the edge… the possibilities are endless! Just please get him out there so he can learn, he can get a feel for his position, a feel for the speed of the game.
There seems to be a disconnect between the person choosing the players and the coaches. Think about it like this…
Jeff Ireland goes to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for this team. Philbin is the cook, and he wants to make a specific dish. If these guys are not on the same page… the result would be a dish who’s putrid stench could only be matched by the Dolphins’ play this season.