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ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THE NEW COACH, Joe Philbin, and coordinator, Mike Sherman, both have Green Bay ties so you're going to see a lot of the West Coast offense. They have to open up the offense because they don't have a dominant running game.
The quarterback 'battle' will not be much of a battle. I think David Garrard will stun everyone and win the job because of his leadership and experience. He's not washed up. As for the rookie, Ryan Tannehill, I think he'll start off as the third QB, behind Matt Moore. Tannehill just doesn't have a lot of experience at quarterback. He was a receiver his first two years at Texas A&M, and now, all of a sudden, he's going to be the face of the franchise? I don't see it.
The starting receivers, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess, had four TDs combined last year. Bess should have the better year of the two—he was targeted more than Hartline—but the position will be a major concern for the staff.... Tight end Anthony Fasano doesn't add much as a pass catcher.
Reggie Bush will have to be a workhorse back and be more involved as a receiver. They'll try to take advantage of his ability in space. Backup Daniel Thomas was a good complement to Bush last year. He has more toughness running the ball than Bush, who is more of an outside guy.... I don't understand the drafting of Lamar Miller. They already had Bush and Thomas and have needs in other areas."
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