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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:36 am 
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Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler has played just 75 defensive snaps since criticizing the coaching staff following the Week 6 loss to the Packers. After calling out the coaches, one Dolphins player opined that Wheeler is "done here." It appears the Dolphins have certainly moved on, as they've turned to Jelani Jenkins and Koa Misi as every-down linebackers. Wheeler will count $4.2 million against the 2015 cap whether he's in Miami or not. Wheeler, along with Dannell Ellerbe, is just another whiff by ex-GM Jeff Ireland.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:01 am 
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Wheeler: I suck, so let me blame someone else.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:04 am 
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Wheeler: I suck, so let me blame someone else.

That's what I was thinking when I readd it. Take the challenge, at least try to cover the guy, bump him something. Bye bye


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:13 pm 
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Yet another walking out of Miami with millions in his bank account. Oh well. How many undrafted free agent gems does it take to cancel out millions worth of losses? Lol


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He was still on the roster?

WOW.... havent heard that name since he single handedly lost the Packers game at the end.

At least Ellerbe has an excuse- injury.... Wheeler had a bum hand and still sucked. I though he went on the IR because of it actually


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He was still on the roster?

WOW.... havent heard that name since he single handedly lost the Packers game at the end.

At least Ellerbe has an excuse- injury.... Wheeler had a bum hand and still sucked. I though he went on the IR because of it actually


Wheeler was burned again badly in the Detroit game. I believe was picked on early in the game by Stafford.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:33 pm 
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Said it when they signed him. What changed from the year before when he was not worth signing for the vet min. I'm not surprised this has ended like this for him. He blows and ran his mouth.


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You might as well trade him and get a low round pick. I'm sure he'll fit in someplace else

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Why did it take so long to fire Ireland? He is still haunting us......

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Why did it take so long to fire Ireland? He is still haunting us......


Only now are we seeing the extent of the damage he has done to this team

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Wheeler's agent was a GENIUS getting him the kind of contract Ireland got him signed to.....amazing how Miami locked themselves down with guaranteed money and how the contract will still count 4 Million next year against the salary cap when he gets canned.


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You might as well trade him and get a low round pick. I'm sure he'll fit in someplace else


Yes, because some team is sitting around waiting to pick up the worst OLB in the NFL and his large cap number.

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I remember when they did the transitions, Wheeler and Ellerbe in, which paved the way for Dansby and Burnett gone. We became younger and cheaper at the position.
At that time, Dansby/Burnett ranked just slightly above Wheeler/Ellerbe from the previous season (per PFF)

I know a few people were apposed to it, but it was not that bad of a decision at the time... GM's take the blame, but bottom line is neither guy has played as well as they did when in that contract year prior to us signing them. And Dansby played a lot better after leaving. Seemed to me that coaching could be the problem.
But now Misi and Jenkins seem to be stepping up, maybe its system. Or maybe Wheeler is just lazy and happy with his paycheck

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Wheeler is fast. which is why he is a pretty good Blitzing linebacker. Outside of that, he is garbage. With all that speed he has absolutely no ball mechanics, and can not cover anyone. Pretty sure that when the Colts used him, he was basically a weak side blitzer... and the Raiders did the same thing....

Miami's defense uses more bluffing from the interior... and stunts along the line... rarely do they send pressure from the periphery... and when they do, its been more safeties and nickelbacks... the OLB's are asked to cover.... and worst of all, it looks like a mix of man/zone coverages..... this is why Wheeler is continually getting exposed.


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SkyHigh314 wrote:
Wheeler is fast. which is why he is a pretty good Blitzing linebacker.


He only helps our pass rush. Keep blitzing him.

I guess less is better for Wheeler. PFF has him playing well this year.

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Big Dave wrote:
PFF has him playing well this year.
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They also think Delmas plays for Detroit...
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Exactly Dave.

Use him on pass rushing downs ONLY.

It is blatantly obvious that he can not cover anyone! I dont know why Ireland thought he could cover Tight Ends.... thats what he was brought in for... I think Ireland was playing too much Madden 15, and thought he'd be a good plug and play outside linebacker.

The theory is proven wrong... use him how you can, and discard him when you can. Jenkins has been a revelation at OLB, and has anchored down a position that was a glaring weakness going into the season.

Either way... Miami has the #2 total Defense in the NFL... And we have some fun luxury pieces. At this point, thats exactly what Wheeler is... a luxury pass rushing LB that can be unleash. Just like Dion Jordan, that is a luxury piece being utilized in different functions.

Wheeler is not good enough to be a starter, and is severely overpaid to be a back up, but if we are on the hook with him through next year... well... use him off the bench. This is a deep defensive unit, its nice to have bench players able to pick up the slack like a basketball team..... just never rely on Wheeler, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, make sure this shmuck stays off the field if the opposing team is down by less than a touchdown on a final drive


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After calling out the coaches, one Dolphins player opined that Wheeler is "done here."

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That player probably doesnt realize that Wheeler is going to effect the Cap by $4 million dollars whether he's with the team or not.

But Wheeler is definitely in the dog house! LOL


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