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  1. #1
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    Who the heck is Anthony Armstrong, and why should the rest of the NFL take notice?

    No I'm not joking this is an actual part of an article that I had no influence over whatsoever.

    Want a fantasy football "sleeper" this year that not every one of your buddies knows about already? Spend a last-round pick on Miami Dolphins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong. Who the hell is Anthony Armstrong?

    Good question.

    Though he was a star at tiny West Texas A&M, Armstrong went understandably undrafted by the NFL after college and ended up with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League instead. In Dallas, he became a fan favorite and a breakout star. He caught the eye of current Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland, who was with the Cowboys front office at the time. When Ireland made the move to Miami, he brought Armstrong with him, adding the lightning fast receiver to the Dolphins' practice squad in 2008.

    Still a relative unknown to even the Dolphins' rabid fan base, Armstrong turned a lot of heads in minicamps last month. When OTA sessions began in May, he was likely the eighth or ninth receiver on the depth chart. After lighting it up throughout the OTA sessions and in five minicamp sessions in June, Armstrong might very well end up being one of the main go-to wideouts in Miami this season. It's certainly not a given that he'll make the final 53-man active roster. But if he's on the field, watch out.

    At 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, he's not a giant. But he's got speed tons of it. Like No. 1 wideout Ted Ginn Jr., Armstrong's biggest task at hand will be learning to harness that speed, managing it to run precise and timely routes.

    Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington spoke about Armstrong's lightning fast quickness with the South Florida Sun Sentinel last month.

    "You can really tell the difference from his route-running from a year ago until now," he said. "He understands that his speed is his weapon, but only when he uses it appropriately. He can't just outrun everybody. He has to have proper technique getting off the jam and get good, clean releases. He's done a really good job of that this spring."

    Every year, there's a receiver that emerges from nowhere to make an impact. Whether it be Marques Colston or Mike Furrey, these guys work their way up the depth charts and make it impossible for coaches to keep them off the field.

    Anthony Armstrong could be that guy in 2009.

    Just don't tell your fellow fantasy league owners. You'll want him all to yourself.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...East,-NFC-West

    Yay, I'm not the only guy who thinks he could be good.

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    How is he gona crack the field tho? He's gota get in line behind Teddy, Bess, Cam, and Turner, and we always like to have a TE or 2 on the field at all times.

    The only way i see him getting legit playing time, is if in pre season he outperforms everyone.

    We had similar hopes last year if i remember correctly, definitely not as high as they are now, but when the pads came on he wasn't what he was in minicamps.

    I'm hoping for him to shock a lot of people, but we already have a WR corps filled with guys that are very similar to him so someone is going to become expendable, hopefully solid trade bait in the future since WR's do hold pretty good value.

    We'll see...hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastPhan View Post
    How is he gona crack the field tho?
    Magic.

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    Breakout players always find a way to make it on the field and impress people...i mean i guess there's a reason why they are called break out players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yboord028 View Post
    No I'm not joking this is an actual part of an article that I had no influence over whatsoever.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...East,-NFC-West

    Yay, I'm not the only guy who thinks he could be good.
    Like I was telling ya a couple of weeks ago before my computer went down. He is the up and comer this year and will be a surprise talent to push for a roster spot and even playing time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcg55 View Post
    Like I was telling ya a couple of weeks ago before my computer went down. He is the up and comer this year and will be a surprise talent to push for a roster spot and even playing time!
    Anthony Armstrong Bandwagon!

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    Does anyone think that if he really breaks out, it could mean that Camarillo doesnt make the team or gets traded for a low pick?

    Ginn is a lock
    Bess is a lock
    Turner is a lock

    you have 2-3 more spots depending on how many tight ends we keep.

    One of either London or Hartline if not both will be kept as Gunners, plus London could turn into a decent WR as well.

    I wouldnt be surprised to see us go with:

    Ginn
    Turner
    Bess
    Armstrong
    London
    Hartline

    and start Camarillo on the PUP and then try to trade him when he comes back once a reciever goes down (Ask the Seahawks how that feels)

    JUSTISE FOR MIAMI

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    camerillo is doing fine he will be ok


    MARLINS
    ROCKETS
    DOLPHINS

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    Let's see if he makes the team first before we start drawing up plays for him.

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    Anthony Armstrong is one fast guy.

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