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Maddden says its a close one…

February 4, 2010

Adv. Saints...

According to Madden 10 its gona be a close one but the Saints take it in the end. Click  here  for more.

Penny wants to stay a Dolphin!

February 4, 2010
Left: Chad Henne; Right: Chad Pennington

Left: Chad Henne; Right: Chad Pennington

After the other Chad (Pennington) suffered another shoulder injury in week 3 he was out for the season and there was a lot of uncertainty on weather Penny would return to the Dolphins as a backup to Henne or find work elsewhere. According to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald Penny’s first choice is to remain in MIA even if it means playing a backup to Henne. There is also a lot of talk about Pennington sticking around as a QB coach but Chad has reported that he’s not ready to give up playing yet. I’m hoping this guy retires a Dolphin. He’s a class act and he has helped carry this team to where it is and he continues to even when he’s not on the field by helping out Chad Henne on the sidelines. Chad Pennington is Irreplaceable in my eyes. Here’s to you Penny!v

Chad Henne on Rachael Ray

February 4, 2010
Henne on Rachael Ray

Henne on Rachael Ray

QB Chad Henne will appear in the Rachael Ray show’s annual Super Bowl® Recipe Playoff on Thursday, February 4th.  He is set to compete against Carolina Panther Jon Beason and Giant Kareem McKenzie. He is planning on making steak with veggies. LAME. I’m just joking it’s great to see a Dolphin getting some positive PR. I wonder why JP or Channing never got a call from Rachael…

Wake Dominates Joey Porter as a Pass Rusher

February 3, 2010

By Tim Graham

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Joey Porter contends he’s unquestionably the best outside linebacker on the Miami Dolphins‘ roster.

That might be true.

But when it purely came to generating pressure on opposing quarterbacks, Cameron Wake blew Porter away.

Wake

Porter

That’s what data compiled by the analysts at ProFootballFocus.com shows. Wake was a dominant pass rusher, ranking among the NFL’s elite, right there with Dwight Freeney.

Porter on Tuesday criticized the Dolphins for giving too many of his snaps to Wake, but the numbers indicate coach Tony Sparano was plenty justified.

ProFootballFocus.com breaks down game film and calculates various stats to evaluate the otherwise unquantifiable. One of its stats is called “pass rushing productivity,” a measurement of the three main quarterback-chasing elements: sacks, hits and pressures.

The equation adds all three and divides by the player’s number of pass-rush snaps to come up with a PRP rating. ProFootballFocus.com credits half sacks as full sacks to not penalize a player for reaching the quarterback at the same time as a teammate. Hits and pressures are assigned a value of .75 apiece.

Now that we’ve gotten the math out of the way, let’s take a look at how Wake and Porter compare.

For ranking purposes, Neil Hornsby and Sam Monson of ProFootballFocus.com explain they consider Wake a 4-3 defensive end based on how the Dolphins used him. Wake dropped into pass coverage three times all season.

Among similar players, Wake ranked fourth in the NFL with a 24.5 PRP rating. Who were the players ahead of him? Indianapolis Colts defensive ends Freeney and Robert Mathis and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole. All of them were Pro Bowlers.

Wake’s PRP rating was nearly triple that of his closest teammate, defensive end Randy Starks with an 8.3.

Admittedly, it’s difficult to compare Wake and Porter straight up. Porter is considered a 3-4 outside linebacker because he played against the run and would drop into pass coverage.

But that’s the beauty of PRP rating. It measures only snaps in which the defender rushes the quarterback.

ProFootballFocus.com credited Wake with 20 pressures, six hits and seven sacks (5.5 actual sacks) on only 134 rushes.

Porter tallied 11 pressures, five hits and nine sacks (nine actual) on 354 rushes.

Porter had a minus-6.8 PRP, dead last on the team.

For the record, Jason Taylor was fourth on the Dolphins with a 4.3 PRP rating. Kendall Langford ranked third at 7.6.

“As it turns out Wake was actually generating more pressure, period, than Porter, let alone on a per-snap basis,” Monson said. “Given all those numbers, someone might want to suggest to Porter he watch the tape and think himself lucky he wasn’t losing more snaps to Wake.”

“The gloves is off”

February 3, 2010

I had to pause for a seccond after reading a wonderful article about our wondeful LB Joey Porter… I don’t even know what to say.

Joey Porter

Joey Porter

Joey Porter spoke along side Channing Crowder tuesday on WQAM radio about what else, being traded. He said and I quote. “The gloves is off”… The gloves… is of… Im sorry I don’t even know what to say about this guy any more.

PS Offensive and Deffensive Players of the Year

February 2, 2010
PS Offensive player of the Year- Chad Henne
PS Deffensive Player of the Year- Yeremiah Bell
PS Offensive Rookie of the Year- Brian Hartline
PS Deffensive Rookie of the Year- Vontae Davis

To read more about these players click on the Offensive Player and Deffensive Player links at the top of the page.

Its time to Wake up…

February 2, 2010

Cameron Wake has been the most explosive defensive player on this team. Considering he has had a fraction of the amount of play time as JP and JT he has racked up 5.5 sacks 23 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Lets keep in mind he has had about 2 games worth of playing time.

Cameron Wake

Cameron Wake

So when are we going to Wake up? This guy won defensive player of the year in the CFL. And have you seen the picture of him jumping for the dollar bill??? Its crazy! This guy needs more playing time NOW. Mabe not an every down guy but atleast give the guy more than 10 snaps a game. I do agree that he needs some work stoping the run but as a pass rusher he is UNSTOPABLE. And now with Joey P out of they picture and a new linebacker coach AND D-coordinator I think we might see some big things out of Cam Wake in 2010.