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 Post subject: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:27 pm 
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Well…looks like the Phins might have to bump someone off the roster, because Skylar Thompson looks legit. He looks to play the whole first game of pre season and is doing a good job through 3 quarters. Sure….pre season….but I was reading he has not thrown a pick in camp yet. The draft previews highlighted his mobility and play action work…which would seem to fit McDaniel’s system. It seems unlikely he would stay with the team if they put him on the practice squad, so he might end up on the final roster and someone else becomes the odd man out. Maybe a 7th round miracle?


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:40 pm 
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He finished 20 for 28, 218 yds and a TD, 25 yards rushing…which sadly makes him our #2 rusher so far. The Phins backups on D gave up huge chunk plays on the final drive by the Bucs and a penalty that nullified a sack that would likely have snuffed out the last drive. The Bucs FG hit the right upright to squeak out a win. Solid job by Skylar, but without the two turnovers the game would likely have been a loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:25 am 
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I think he'll still be on the practice squad, but he did have a good night.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:15 pm 
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At this point we don't know for sure what we have in Skylar. But if he were to keep playing the way he is now. I don't think we could chance exposing him to the waivers.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:44 pm 
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Phinsforever wrote:
At this point we don't know for sure what we have in Skylar. But if he were to keep playing the way he is now. I don't think we could chance exposing him to the waivers.


I really like how he moves in the pocket….very aware of pressure, but still going through his reads. He also has some wheels and can make defenses pay when he scrambles. He also throws well when rolling out or escaping pressure. He was a 4 year starter in college and his experience shows….


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:21 am 
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You all may have something there. The Dolphins will probably have to old-school it and keep 3 QBs on the roster. For all we know, Thompson would be our #2 next year.

Hal Habib (Palm Beach Post) wrote:
Thompson looked good.

Too good, perhaps.

Which is why, each time Thompson waved his arms to direct receivers exactly where he wanted them to line up, each time he dropped back to pass with the grace of a veteran, and each time he delivered the ball where it needed to go, you couldn’t help but think: Reid Sinnett.

Sinnett, you’ll recall, is the quarterback who looked good in Dolphins training camp a year ago, including a 343-yard preseason game. Then the Dolphins got a little too cute, trying to sneak Sinnett through waivers and onto the practice squad when they felt a need to activate receiver Isaiah Ford and backup center Cameron Tom. That explains why Sinnett is performing well in Eagles green now.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:26 am 
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My money is on Thompson making the 53.

Love the way he throws.


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:54 am 
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He’s got the fluid mechanics and motions you like to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
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It helped that Dolphins receivers were running around uncovered in that secondary. Either our scheme does a great job of getting receivers wide open or Tampa was playing extremely vanilla.

I tend to lean towards option 2.

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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:52 am 
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Rich wrote:
It helped that Dolphins receivers were running around uncovered in that secondary. Either our scheme does a great job of getting receivers wide open or Tampa was playing extremely vanilla.

I tend to lean towards option 2.


Part of that might be the O line actually held a pocket for longer than 2 seconds. Not much run blocking though…


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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:17 pm 
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Rich wrote:
It helped that Dolphins receivers were running around uncovered in that secondary. Either our scheme does a great job of getting receivers wide open or Tampa was playing extremely vanilla.

I tend to lean towards option 2.


This was a game of mostly backups. I've seen backup QBs look pretty darn good against backups in the preseason over the years, but they never really amount to much. For a rookie, I was impressed with head space, but it doesn't mean that we got a steal in the 7th round. He was a borderline UFA. Here is hoping though. If he continues to play like this, someone will take a chance on him if we put him on our PS.

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 Post subject: Re: Skylar Thompson
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:35 pm 
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Phinished wrote:
Rich wrote:
It helped that Dolphins receivers were running around uncovered in that secondary. Either our scheme does a great job of getting receivers wide open or Tampa was playing extremely vanilla.

I tend to lean towards option 2.


Part of that might be the O line actually held a pocket for longer than 2 seconds. Not much run blocking though…


The Bucs had 10 guys at or around the line of scrimmage on almost every play.

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