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Friday Miami Dolphins Mailbag: Edmonds, Gesicki, Running Games and More

Part 1 of the latest SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag revolves around the preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles:

via jorge boyd (@raga1922) :

Hi Alan, did you see Chase taking the first running back position? Do you think Gaskin can make a team?

Hey Jorge, yes, at this point, I want Chase Edmonds to be a top running back, although so is Raheem Most Listed as a first-team centre-back on the depth chart. I do believe both of them will get a lot of work in the regular season and will be closer to a 1-1A setup than a 1-2 situation. As for Gaskin, my confidence in him joining the team has been declining over the past few weeks. While he’s a solid guard, I’m not sure if there are any particular skills that stand out, and the Dolphins could also save $2.5 million if they cut him. At this point, I think his 53-man roster is less than 50-50.

from New York – Fins Up (@azomback34):

What do you think is What’s the biggest surprise roster deal and/or trade in the new weeks? and shocked? Also, have you considered streaming the Sunday morning pregame show?

Hey, let me be smart Alec here and say if I predict a trade and/or trade, can it still be a “surprise” or a “shock” “? That stupidity aside, it’s clear that Mike Gosicky is the one who can be moved the most. I’m not sure if that’s going to be shocking, but I’m starting to think that Sony Michele probably won’t make the 53-man roster. I definitely want a trade or two before 4pm on Tuesday (even if Gesicki isn’t involved). As for the pregame podcast idea, I haven’t thought about it so far, but if I think there’s going to be a fair amount of interest (you know, over 15 listeners) I might go in that direction.

via Ricardo Hernandez (@Ricardo96451182):

Hi Alan. How do these recent joint practices compared to other years indicate how the Dolphins should stack up against other NFL games?

Hey Ricciardo, that’s a good question, I’ll tell you what I’ve seen in practice with the Buccaneers and Hawks I’m more encouraged by the Dolphins’ prospects than I did last summer with the Beans and Falcons, the 2019 Buccaneers or the 2017 Hawks (the Dolphins looked visibly beaten that week). However, we should also keep in mind that Tampa Bay lacked a ton of wide receivers in this year’s Dolphins practice, and the Eagles also missed several defensive players this week. But yes, it’s been an encouraging summer for the Dolphins in terms of joint training.

From Dug-E-Fresssh (@fluflu3):

Hello , Alan. What have you seen from our special team that caught your attention and/or was worrying?

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Hey Dug, that’s a good question, but I’m afraid I can’t provide a lot of insight here because what the special team does in practice is to run in the right lane , and no actual field returns, either punts or kickoffs. Jason Sanders looks good but unfortunately the shot in practice doesn’t translate to play and Thomas Mostred’s kick looks good but in terms of the correlation between practice and play In other words, it’s like playing football. Sorry, I can’t provide more feedback here.

From Castle Hugo (@CastleHugo):

The obvious.. …. Can Gesicki use his blocking “problem” on this offense?

Hey Hugo, we can remove the quotes around the question because Gesicki definitely has a blocking problem. That said, Gesicki can definitely be used for this offense. If anyone wanted to argue that Gesicki’s presence on the field told the defense that the pass was coming, I would counter that if it was third and 5 or more we expected we would see the pass anyway. So I say in the obvious pass The situation has Gesicki there and utilizes his very obvious passing skills, which the Dolphins can definitely use, especially if Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are at their speed and they’ll get noticed.

via Chris Bustin (@ChrisBustin13):

Hey Alan. It worries me to see Jarrett Stidham and the Raiders on the floor against the Dolphins’ defense. Is this just a problem for Noah in middle school, or is it more worrisome than that? Thanks!

Hey Chris, yes, in no Davant Adams or Josh Jacobs or Darren Waller or apparently Derry It didn’t look good to watch Stidham lead in touchdowns in the case of Cal when the Dolphins had most of the defensive starters in the game. And, no, I’m not going to pin everything on Noah Igbinogney. It’s not fair. Yes, he gave up two third-round finishes, including one to the 4-yard line, but there were other plays in that game that had nothing to do with Noah. So yes, it’s worrying.

From Elijah (@Elijahcvazquez):

If the running race doesn’t Finding the best, what do you think of this offense?

Hey Elijah, I don’t think this offense will be as efficient as it is now if the running game is ineffective and doesn’t keep the opposing defense honest. A lot of this offense will rely on misdirection, you’ll see a lot of outright piracy, and if the defender can’t stop the defender, the defender is more likely to bite the fake and line-moving run game. And a good running game also limits the number of 3s and 3s a team will face, which is obviously beneficial. So yes, the success of the running game will be very important.

From Dave (@angryvet59):

The lack of a decent running game seems Look up again. OL? RB? Program adjustment? Thanks Alan for the great work!

Hey Dave, first of all thanks. We need to account for its lack of a decent running game — in the preseason. It’s nothing like the regular season we’re talking about. But since you asked, the issues we’ve seen in these two games have more to do with the offensive line, which I think is a very basic running play with very little of the creative design that Mike McDaniel is known for. For example, Sony Michel’s doubles and triples with the Raiders looked very basic to me, and they didn’t work because the offensive line didn’t get any frontcourt advancement. So yes, it’s problematic, but I’d still say it’s too early to focus too much on running games. Let’s revisit this at the end of September.



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