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I hardly see Miami offering Fasano a new contract with more than 5-7 million guaranteed. It maybe around 10-13 million with playing time and performance bonuses included. Could be a little higher depending on how many years they try and lock him up for. Posted by: DyingBreed | December 09, 2009 at 11:29 AM DyingBreed: I said he would get a big contract next year if he plays well these last 4 games. I call your above quoted numbers a very big contract for a 4 year TE.
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I think we will see a lot of Henne in the normal QB formation tomorrow night. We may see some of the Wild Cat with Rickie taking the snaps and Pat Whit lined up as the WR coming across for an option to pass or run. Ricky has run out of the WC already this year. It won't be anything he hasn't done already. Run Ricky Run. If you look at Ronnie's and Ricky's Yards/Rush this year, you will see Ricky is far above Ronnie. Run Ricky Run. Dave please take note. Samdolphin
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Armando: What Great Coach said " Don't worry about things that you have no control over?" Your article is just stirring the pot and the Trifectia will not listen to anything you have to say about how they are running their Preseason or their Regular Season or even their Post Season. Ginn will be fine this season and will catch close to 80 balls. Did you see how he did with a end around play in game 1?
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Armando: I don't know if Mark Lewis has a big right haymaker. I was thinking that anyone that can squat and lift 580 lbs and can heave a 16 lb shot put for 67 1/2 ft has got to have a lot of lift onto the opposing player. I realize the inertia obtained while spinning in the shot put is a big help to hurling a 16 lb ball that far but he shall have a strong arm that can be used in an offensive manner don't matter if he is playing on offense or defense.
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Armando: Why would the Dolphins get rid of David Martin this year,if he is healthy? He made 3 TD's last year. He may not be a good blocker but neither is John Nalbone. Wouldn't Martin still count against the Cap if he were released in/after TC? Is it age that would make the Dolphins take a chance on the younger Nalbone and hope they are able to teach him to block?
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Armando: Rookie Mark Lewis an OG from Oregon is 6' 4” 300 lbs. and can squat and lift 580 lbs. In addition he can throw a 16 lb shot put 67 ½ feet. He is a strong individual with a mean right haymaker. The Dolphins needs a strong Guard on the O-Line. If he does not make it as a Guard, is it possible he could make it as a NT?
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Looking at the 2008 Receiving Data you can make some generalizations about what to expect in 2009. Wide Receivers (WR) The WR's last year (2008) ranged in yards from 550 (Bess) to 790 (Ginn). If we used Camarillo's Avg.Yds per catch and add in his missed 5 games due to injury he could have had 895 yards instead of 613. We have several good prospects to help us with WR improvement. Tight Ends (TE) Both Anthony Fasano and David Martin had about 450 yards. Fasano had 7 TD's , Martin had 3 TD's and Joey Haynos had 2 TD's in the Red Zone. We have three prospects this year to help us with TE receiving improvement. Running Backs (RB) Our RB's ranged from 220-275 yards with only 1 TE TD and that should be improved if we are going to have a better running offense this year. The Receiving Offense should dramatically improve with the addition of our new personnel at WR and TE. More passing to our RB's out of the back field or out of the spread offense should improve the Dolphins passing yardage. I hope our Offensive Coordinator is really innovative this year using that spread offense and using the stronger arm and running abilities of Pat White. We don't really need a #1 wide receiver just better use of our current receiving personnel. It seems the 2009 season will never start.
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The following is the Pre-Draft and Post-Draft comments that I made to Edgar Thompson of the PB Post earlier this year. I think that Dolphins should offer Chad Pennington a 2-yr. contract extension as long as he understands that the QB situation will be a competition both this year and the next two years. I believe Tony Fasano should also be offered an extension this summer and if he doesn't take the offer (and I think he will) then you put the franchise tag on him at the end of 2009. Joey Haynos, John Nalbone, and Jared Bronson should compete in 2009 to see which two TEs will replace David Martin, when ever he is replaced (either 2009 or 2010.) I think, Ronnie Brown should be offered an extension this year and depending what happens with the Fasano offer you could place the franchise tag on Ronnie Brown if Fasano is signed. At least try to get something for them in next year's draft. The PB Post comments follow: 1.Samdolphin Says: April 5th, 2009 at 4:36 pm Edgar: If I had $1.1B invested in a team, I would want to know that a through process was in place to select the future players. If we take notes on what Ireland and Sparano have said lately you can get an idea what they will draft according to the best player available at one of their key positions of need. Sparano earmarked an OLB,ILB,CB,OL,WR and DT as primary positions of concern. That doesn’t leave much else? Some of the else positions that they did not mention was: QB- Pennington’s contract is complete 2009 and who knows what he will want to do? John Beck’s contract is complete at the end of 2009 and I don’t think the Dolphins will give him another.They will trade him before the 2009 draft if they can get a trade partner. A new young QB may be drafted in 2009. TE- Tony Fasano’s and Martin’s contracts are complete in 2009 leaving only Joey Haynos as TE. I am sure that Fasano’s contract will try to be extended this next off-season or before this year is complete depending what kind of year Fasano has. They will probably release David Martin since he will be over 30 in 2010. The Dolphins will probably draft a new TE in 2009. Maybe at first round such as Brian Pettigrew from Okla.State? RB- Ronnie Brown will probably get a contract extension before the end of 2009 depending what kind of season he has this year. He may want too much money for the Dolphins to re-sign him? Ricky Williams’ contract is complete at the end of 2009 and he will probably want to retire and go to medical school. That only leaves Patrick Cobbs and Lex Hillard (Practice Squad last season,and we also lost PS RB Jalen Parmele in 2008). The Dolphins will probably draft a hard running RB in the 2009. Sparano indicated he wanted a reserve offensive line G/T this year. I would expect him to draft both since the Dolphins will be committed to the running game this 2009 season. What else? I have already identified 5 draftees needed in else positions. How many draft positions will the Dolphins have for the offense 2009 draft day? Sparano said there were still a lot of holes left to be filled. What an understatement. Your guess is probably better than mine on all these questions. Thanks for reviewing my comments. 2.Samdolphin Says: May 4th, 2009 at 12:34 am Edgar: I didn’t hear much about Jared Bronson from this weekend Rookie Camp. I thought he would unseat one of our TEs this year? He is a good blocker and has good hands and will go across the middle. Keep your eye on him if you get to attend the OTAs/TC this spring/summer. 3. May 5, 2009 Edgar: I did a pre-draft study on what the Dolphins should draft based on their contract/age at each position in 2010. I believe I sent you a copy. Post draft I am excited about most of their selections. They addressed most of their 2009/2010 needs except for the following positions. NT- The Pats stepped in front of both the Bills and the Dolphins in the second round and picked NT Ron Brace and CB Darius Butler. I think the Dolphins intended to get Ron Brace there at 44 and select Pat White at 56. The young NT Louis Ellis they selected from Shaw University is one of the most exciting selections to watch in this draft class. The other position that I am excited about is the TE Jared Bronson from Central Washington. Jared is big,has good hands and can block. Both Tony Fansano and David Martin are scheduled to be free agents at end of 2009. Hopefully Tony will be given a contract extension before the end of 2009, if he plays well this year? David Martin is 30 this year and he may not be with the Dolphins in 2010. I am excited to see if Jared Bronson will at least make the practice squad this year to learn the position and the speed of the NFL. Jared may be playing as a FB this year. All the other FAs and drafted people are of course exciting especially Pat White, Donald Thomas (hopefully for a whole year in 2009), and all the new off-season acquisitions.
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Armando: How is Jason going to get into the game when the opposing team will resort to using a hurry-up, no-huddle offense on obvious passing downs? We play the Colts the second game on a nation wide Monday night game and you can bet that Payton Manning will use the hurried no-huddle offense against us.
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