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Earl Mitchell is a top DT in the league. He's apparently available. Phins are apparently interested.

http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/4374/earl-mitchell-moving-on-from-the-texans


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I dunno... Houston's run defense was pretty bad last season.

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I dunno... Houston's run defense was pretty bad last season.


As our DTs showed last year, you can't necessarily put that on the D line.


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Rich wrote:
I dunno... Houston's run defense was pretty bad last season.


As our DTs showed last year, you can't necessarily put that on the D line.


Agreed, but in our case, Starks and Soliai were still rated highly as run defenders. Earl Mitchell... not so much (57th out of 69).

He was better in 2012 (28th out of 85), but it seems he would be a significant downgrade from Soliai or Starks.

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k-dash, you may get your wish.

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The Dolphins are in the mix to land Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, an athletic, high-motor player who is drawing significant interest around the league.

They view him as a possible replacement for Paul Soliai and Randy Starks, who are both expected to sign elsewhere.

No free-agent deals can be completed until the league year turns over at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Dolphins are expected to lock down Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert soon thereafter.

Mitchell is an under-the-radar talent who did the dirty work in Houston, taking on double teams that often allowed J.J. Watt to make plays. When he was on the field last year, the Texans’ run defense allowed just 3.1 yards per carry; when he wasn’t, that average ballooned to 4.2. He logged 50 tackles and 2.5 sacks in a defense that wasn’t designed for him to make plays.

Mitchell, from the University of Arizona, ran a 4.75-second 40 as a 296-pounder at at the Scouting Combine. That athletic ability has him drawing interest from other teams around the league. Plus at just 26, he’s got plenty left in the tank.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/11/3 ... gent.html##storylink=cpy

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Hmm... it says the Texans allowed 3.1 ypc with him on the field and 4.2 with him off the field.

And yet somehow, the Texans allowed 4.3 ypc as a team.

Unless a new form of math has been invented, there is no possible formula that would yield an average higher than the two inputs provided.

If this possible formula does exist, I'd sure like to apply it to my investments...

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I didn't say it was my wish... just saw it was a possibility. I'd rather have Joseph.


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I didn't say it was my wish... just saw it was a possibility. I'd rather have Joseph.


Agree on Joseph. We'll see how it shakes out. We may settle on Mitchell and draft a DT.

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wow we're actually looking at Tyson Jackson as a defensive tackle. He's been a 34 end his entire career.


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wow we're actually looking at Tyson Jackson as a defensive tackle. He's been a 34 end his entire career.


I'm not sure why that invokes so much surprise?


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wow we're actually looking at Tyson Jackson as a defensive tackle. He's been a 34 end his entire career.


I'm not sure why that invokes so much surprise?


Yeah really... most 3-4 ends would be defensive tackles in a 4-3.

Isn't that what we did with Odrick and Starks?

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Earl Mitchell signed.

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