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Old 06-22-2004   #21
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Come on guys keep the faith. Capers coached him in the Senior Bowl and was so impressed by Joppru and Wand that the Texans drafted them 2 and 3. There has to be something more than we know right now so lets give Capers and Company a little time. They have said it is not permanate yet.
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how do you feel-Wand at LT...
one word....nervous
I know you're kidding. Right? No need to be nervous about this. If it doesn't appear to be working out (and remember Wand should get lots of opportunity to watch Tony Banks blind side as well as Dave Ragone's front during preseason) then you know it's right back to Pitts at LT and in comes one of our perfectly capable young guards to fill the empty spot. If this doesn't work out because it's just too soon then we've got options.

Don't you guys love the sound of that? "We've got options".
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Options are good and it is awsome to have some depth and no Jimmy Herndon. Can you believe the line we had the opening year. Talk about ugly. Anyone even a little nervous needs to put it in perspective. Wand may not be proven but Boselli had confidence in him and had him highly rated. The coaches appear to have the same confidence. I really want to see our line come together and I think the addition of Wade is awesome. Looking at our line and the potential, a dominating line in 2004 is a real possibility.
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I know you're kidding. Right? No need to be nervous about this. If it doesn't appear to be working out (and remember Wand should get lots of opportunity to watch Tony Banks blind side as well as Dave Ragone's front during preseason) then you know it's right back to Pitts at LT and in comes one of our perfectly capable young guards to fill the empty spot. If this doesn't work out because it's just too soon then we've got options.

Don't you guys love the sound of that? "We've got options".
no I am not kidding Hervoyel. It took exactly one missed block, by Wand ironically enough, for DC to go down last year. I know he is a year wiser now, and i'm not condemning him to pergatory for one missed block, but the LT has the blind side, and consequently the best passrusher. after a year of playing sparingly as a tackle and seeing most of his action as a TE, he's ready to play the most important position on the O-line? I'm not buying, but I'm not coaching him everyday either. My personal, inconsequential opinion is that it is too soon.
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If it makes you feel any better, Wand was selected ahead of the starting LT for the Dolphins last year. I forgot the guys name, though.
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Wade Smith?
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A little consolation in comparison.

Starting a rookie is not unheard of and Wand is a sophmore. Look at what our new right tackle Todd Wade did in his first season with the Dolphins.

2000: Started all 16 games and two playoff contests as a rookie…became the first Dolphins offensive lineman to start all 16 games as a rookie since fellow tackle Richmond Webb in 1990…helped offense rush for 1,894 yards and allow just 28 sacks…made NFL debut in 23-0 win over Seattle (9/3)…earned NFL Co-Rookie of the Month (along with Redskins OT Chris Samuels) for October after helping Dolphins average 154.3 rushing yards over four games…marked only second time an offensive line had garnered the honor (Seahawks OT Walter Jones, Oct. 1997)…only missed one quarter of action, that at Buffalo (12/3) when he left with a calf injury.

Hope that Wand can turn in a performance like that this year and we will be in good shape. Keep the faith.
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It's a Wade...

I wouldnt be too worried about Wand. If Wand doesnt do that good in the preseason, Pitts could easily take over the LT spot again.
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I wouldnt be too worried about Wand. If Wand doesnt do that good in the preseason, Pitts could easily take over the LT spot again.

How did that guy do last year?
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He did pretty well for a rookie, actually.
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The Dolphins O-line is undergoing major changes.
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How did that guy do last year?
Texan289 was right, name is Wade Smith

He started all 16 games and I think he did ok. He played on a horrible overall line, though.
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Thanks, guess that is why Ricky's numbers dropped. The Dolphins will have to start another rookie at tackle now that we have their best o-lineman and right tackle Todd Wade.
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The Dolphins will have to start another rookie at tackle now that we have their best o-lineman and right tackle Todd Wade.
They have Veron Carey listed as a T, but most people think he is going to be a good Tackle but a great Guard.
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He did pretty well for a rookie, actually.
based on what? He played good 3rd TE?
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based on what? He played good 3rd TE?
Based on the fact that he started all 16 games for the Fins at LT. He is only the third OL rookie to start all 16 for the Fins, joining Richmond Webb and Todd Wade.
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Based on the fact that he started all 16 games for the Fins at LT. He is only the third OL rookie to start all 16 for the Fins, joining Richmond Webb and Todd Wade.
By the replies I've seen, I think different posters have gotten Todd Wade, Wade Smith, & Seth Wand confused at different points in the thread. You guys might want to re-read this thread to see where you got lost.
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based on what? He played good 3rd TE?
meant in reference to Wand. The fact that Wand was selected ahead of Smith means precicely squat BTW.
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Smith is very Chester-Pitts like in the fact that he has a similar build and strengths. Wand was more of the prototype LT. If a guy can play, he can play. I'd trust our coaches more than mb speculation, but understand the concernes.
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based on what? He played good 3rd TE?
Ediddy... I was talking about Smith, not Wand.
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