Best and worst tweets from the Josh Rosen trade

For some, what the Dolphins have done over the last two days has been impressive.  To others, it has been quite the opposite.

After day one of the NFL draft, much of #DolphinsTwitter was in perfect harmony over the Christian Wilkins pick.  Every. Single. Account. tweeted out the GIF of him doing a split at the National Championship game, and the provocative picture from the Ohio State game.  But for the second straight year, fans, experts, and analysts were all impressed with the Dolphins first-round pick.

And then day two came and the rumors that the Dolphins were interested in Josh Rosen had split twitter into their usual civil war.  No one knew what would happen.

Soon we would find out, the first domino would have to fall.

Miami traded down with the New Orleans Saints.

And then, the seemingly unexpected happened.

What came next was mass disarray and quality entertainment.

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from the Josh Rosen trade on Twitter.

Is Ethan Skolnick of Five Reasons the three-eyed raven?

 

 

And the best of all..

 

 

Los momentos clave del campeonato de liga del Barcelona

Barcelona venció al Levante 1-0 para asegurarse matemáticamente el campeonato de La Liga de España.

El gol, como casi siempre, vino gracias a la definición de Messi, que había empezado el encuentro en el banco de suplentes.

Cuando Lionel Messi llegó a debutar en el primer equipo, los catalanes estaban a 13 de distancia con 16 obtenidas, ante las 29 del Real Madrid (2005).

Con esta, que es la décima en su haber personal, el Barcelona llegó a 26, y se coloca a siete de su máximo rival.

Antes de comenzar la temporada el astro argentino apuntó hacia la Liga de Campeones de Europa como el objetivo primordial del equipo.

Sin embargo, y tras el bajón tremendo del Real Madrid sin Cristiano ni Zidane, Barcelona cabalgó sin muchos sobresaltos en la competición local.

De hecho, fue el Atlético de Madrid el rival que estuvo más cerca de ellos a lo largo del año.

Estos fueron los momentos claves del título del Barcelona

El primer round contra el Sevilla en el Camp Nou

El Sevilla comenzó a todo tren La Liga, y aprovechando los tropiezos del Barcelona ante el Bilbao y el Valencia en casa, estuvo peleando por el liderato en las primeras fechas.

Sin embargo, llegó el enfrentamiento directo y el Barcelona respondió.

La goleada en El Clásico sin Lionel Messi

El Barça le pasó por encima al golpeado Real Madrid de Lopetegui en una noche de ensueño de Luis Suárez, puso mas terreno entre ambos y obligó al despido del entrenador blanco.

La remontada de última hora ante el Rayo Vallecano

Aún sin Messi en escena el Barcelona rescató un triunfo en un partido complicado en Vallecas con dos goles en los últimos minutos del encuentro.

El empate en el Wanda Metropolitano

El Atlético de Madrid fue el principal competidor de los blaugrana en los dos últimos campeonatos de liga.

En el juego de ida de esta temporada los dirigidos por el Cholo Simeone por poco se llevan los tres puntos.

Sin embargo, Ousmane Dembelé entró desde el banco y revolucionó por la banda derecha, consiguiendo el empate tras un regate de lujo y batiendo a Oblak con su pierna zurda, en el minuto 90.

El rescate de un punto ante el Valencia

El Valencia le volvió a complicar la vida al campeón.

Comenzó ganando 0-2 en el Camp Nou, pero no pudo evitar el empuje de Lionel Messi en compañía.

Un empate que supo a triunfo para Valverde.

El mejor segundo tiempo de la temporada, en el Sanchez Pizjuán

Barcelona sufrió la primera mitad y se fue perdiendo 2-1 pese a un golazo de Lionel Messi.

En la segunda parte entraron Dembelé y Sergi Roberto y el Barça terminó ganando 2-4.

Dos goles de Messi, y el cuarto para definir todo de Luis Suárez, quien venía con la pólvora mojada.

El cierre de una semana perfecta en el Santiago Bernabéu

El FC Barcelona goleó al Madrid un miércoles para clasificar a la final de la Copa del Rey, y el sábado venció 0-1 a los merengues con gol de Rakitic para terminar de sacarlos de la carrera por La Liga.

El mejor planteamiento táctico de la temporada

El Betis venció 3-4 a los blaugrana en el juego de ida, con repaso incluido en el Camp Nou.

En la vuelta, en el Benito Villamarín, fue la revancha artística de Ernesto Valverde.

Dos golazos de Messi, por cierto.

El partido de locos en La Cerámica

El juego mas extraño de la competición fue probablemente el empate a cuatro goles entre Villarreal y Barcelona.

Los blaugrana empezaron ganando 0-2 y recibieron cuatro goles.

Cuando parecía que llegaría una derrota como visitante, aparecieron Messi y Suárez en el descuento.

El jaque mate a La Liga

El Atlético de Madrid necesitaba ganar en el Camp Nou para tener alguna oportunidad.

Diego Costa se hizo expulsar en la primera mitad y Luis Suárez finalmente pudo batir a un Oblak impresionante para abrir el marcador faltando minutos para finalizar el encuentro.

Luego, Lionel Messi puso la guinda al pastel.

El gol de Messi que no pudo detener Aitor Fernandez

El portero del Levante sacó casi todas las que tuvo.

A Coutinho, Suarez, Vidal, Rakitic. A todos, menos a Messi, quien entró en la segunda parte para darle el gol del título al Barcelona.

Dolphins seeking specific trait for their rebuild

The Dolphins have been a dull football team for a long time.

And while it would be an unfair accusation to say they’ve been a dumb one too, they haven’t exactly been marked by their overall intelligence. Unlike the Patriots, who seem to adjust to every circumstance, between or within games,the Dolphins have struggled to make the proper play when it matters — in part because they don’t seem prepared.

It appears, now that they are basically run by former Patriots, that they are determined to address that.

This applied to the Dolphins’ third round pick too…

Will this translate to success? It’s impossible to say. When Bill Parcells came in, back in 2008, the slogan he, Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland used their first season was “Smart. Tough. Disciplined.” It was even etched in the wall in the auditorium. It worked the first season. Chad Pennington never made a mistake, the receivers ran tight routes, the defense was opportunistic, and the Dolphins went 11-5, a record they haven’t replicated since. But they stumbled their next three seasons, and that regime was out.

This one is trying the strategy again.

That doesn’t mean every player will be a mensa candidate. But the emphasis is obvious, and welcome.

 

Dolphins acquire Josh Rosen for two picks

Over the past 15 years, under four different regimes, the Miami Dolphins have spent second-round picks — either in the draft or in trades — on five different quarterbacks.

A.J. Feeley.

Daunte Culpepper.

John Beck.

Chad Henne.

Pat White.

Hopefully, the sake of Chris Grier — who has been here all this time — this will go better.

After trading down out of the No. 48 overall spot (second round) to accumulate more picks (including this year’s No. 62 plus a 2020 second-rounder) from the Saints, Grier send that No. 62 slot to the Arizona Cardinals for Josh Rosen, drafted No. 10 overall out of UCLA just last spring. The Dolphins also threw in a 2020 fifth-rounder, which was contrary to initial reporting.

Rosen — who struggled badly with a terrible team — will now compete with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job in 2019, and perhaps carve out a long-term position on the team, though it may not be as a long-term starter if the Dolphins are bad enough to draft an elite quarterback in 2020.

Chris Grier addressed the media shortly after the trade.

Here are the key quotes:

This might make this tryout palatable to fans:

 

And here’s a factoid:

If the Dolphins keep No. 48, who should they take?

The Dolphins have the 16th pick in the 2nd round (#48 overall) and the 15th pick in the 3rd round (#78 overall).  After taking Christian Wilkins 13th overall, the Dolphins have gone a long way to solving their issues on the interior Defensive line, but they have Nothing on the Edge, are under staffed in the secondary, and can use Linebacker depth.  The work on Defense has just begun.  Good thing they got some draft luck as the entire NFL conspired to ignore the entire Secondary group till the Giants took Deandre Baker at #30 (This writer’s CB2).  Then we have the Rosen trade drama, and Drew Lock possibly dropping to #48. What happened to Jawaan Taylor?

It’s an intriguing day 2.  So here is the wishlist (in order of preference) for pick #48:

1. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

2. Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

3. Rock Ya Sin, CB, Temple


4. Jawaan Taylor, RT, Florida


5. Drew Lock QB, Missouri

6. Eric McCoy, C, Texas A&M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skTg8cDxcHA

7. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware


8. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia


9. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

10. Cody Ford, OG, Oklahoma

Report: Dolphins Close To Trade For Josh Rosen

Dolphins fans might have been disappointed they didn’t get their quarterback on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, with Dwayne Haskins on the board at 13, but they might get their guy on Day 2, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network described trade talks as “Dolphins or bust” earlier today and that the trade could be finished as the Dolphins are on the clock.

Further reporting from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo has the Dolphins potentially asking for a later round pick as well from Arizona because they feel giving up the #48 pick would be too much.

Dolphins fans should definitely stay tuned here and to Day 2 of the draft tonight.

Day 2 options for the Dolphins

The NFL draft resumes Friday night, and the Dolphins have picks in the second (48) and third (78) rounds.

There are plenty of options at positions of need — because, for the Dolphins, every position is a position of need.

Here’s more, this from Chris Kouffman…

 

Look for a new episode of Three Yards Per Carry to post on Friday afternoon.

 

 

Christian Wilkins: ¿la escogencia correcta de los Dolphins?

Christian Wilkins fue el escogido por los Miami Dolphins con su primera escogencia la noche de este jueves en el Draft de la NFL.

Para muchos analistas los Dolphins iban a buscar a un mariscal de campo, pero Miami decidió volver a la ruta de los tackle defensivos.

Wilkins es un personaje, y ya ha dado sus primeras muestras de quien puede ser.

Anoche casi tumba al comisionado Godell de la emoció que tenía por firmar como profesional.

Además, demostró sus dotes de bailarín:

¿Porqué escogieron a Christian Wilkins y no a un quarterback?

Los fanáticos de los Dolphins no estaban contentos con la escogencia.

Preferían a un mariscal, pero ¿qué le trae Wilkins a Miami y a los Dolphins?

Ethan Skolnik y Chris Wittyngham lo analizaron en una edición especial de Five Reasons Flagship:

Además, Ricardo Montes de Oca, Leandro Soto y Alejandro Villegas tuvieron la oportunidad de conversar con Eduardo Martell, comentarista en español de los Dolphins de Miami:

Five 1st Round Picks From South Florida In NFL Draft. None From UM.

As most first rounds are, the NFL Draft saw South Florida represented well beyond just the Dolphins picking at 13. Five players from the Dade/Broward area were selected in the opening 30 picks.

Nick Bosa, the Fort Lauderdale product who went to St. Thomas, went 2nd to the 49ers.

Devin Bush, the Flanagan alumnus from Pembroke Pines, went 10th to the Steelers, who traded up to get him

 

Brian Burns, from Plantation and American Heritage, went 16th to Carolina

Hollywood Brown is from… Hollywood, Florida and went 25th to the Ravens

Deandre Baker went 30th to the Giants, who also traded up to get him, and went to Miami Northwestern

The talent in our communities is staggering. Unfortunately, from a college point of view, none of those players went to UM. Bosa followed his brother to Ohio State. Bush came out of Michigan. Brian Burns from FSU. Hollywood Brown went to the least Hollywood place in America, Oklahoma. And Deandre Baker went to Georgia.

While none of this is a particular indictment on anyone currently in the program. Nor is there any reversing the reality that major college football programs are going to come to Miami and Fort Lauderdale on the lookout for the best players in America.

But we really won’t see the University of Miami back at the highest levels of college football until the commissioner starts saying “from the University of Miami” at the end of these picks. Which seems obvious, but Manny Diaz has a lot of work to do to regain his turf.

Everyone is here now, but this talent base is the reason why UM should always be at the top of this sport. And it’s his job to win these recruiting wars and have the NFL stars stay in their backyard and win ACC Championship for the Hurricanes.

The pressure is on Chris Grier to rebuild the Miami Dolphins through the draft.

Is Josh Rosen still in play for Dolphins?

Chris Grier didn’t give anything away.

And neither have the Arizona Cardinals… yet.

Following the selection of Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins in the first round, the Dolphins GM was asked about interest in now-displaced Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen — interest everyone knows the Dolphins have.

Grier demurred, and the media moved to other topics. But as the draft moves to round 2 on Friday, and the Cardinals now have a new franchise quarterback (No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray), the Rosen-to-Miami stuff isn’t going away.

It sure appears — now that Giants and Redskins have also drafted quarterbacks — like the Dolphins have considerable leverage, as the only team really in play.

So what would it take?

Well, the chatter was about a third-round pick, and maybe the Cardinals hold out for that or more, and deal with the consequences of having an unhappy quarterback in their camp.

Especially after this all-time @OldTakesExposed tweet:

And they seem to be using Adam Schefter to get some leverage back:

Could Rosen be a redemption story? Here?