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Carig- I'll give you Pouncey..forgot about him. That was a good pick. And if you pick a LT #1 overall that guy better be a peinieal Pro-Bowler. I love Long but he made his last Pro-Bowl on name recognition-imo. So, I'll give you Pouncey and Long. And if we're drafting lineman next year in the first 2 rounds then Irelands the perfect guy for it. And when I meant star I left it subjective on purpose because if you have to dichotomize the term "star" then chances are that person isn't a star. We need skill positions and defensive playmakers...in the draft. If we need UDFA, special team players, and depth at RB and TE then Jeff's the guy. But I could be wrong. Maybe he is at the point where he learned from his mistakes and the last couple of years he had to clean up Parcells' mistakes. Again, I'm no expert. Just giving my opinion on how I see things.
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Eyot, Just because someone has the title of an NFL GM doesn;t mean they are good at it. Sometimes people get positions in life due to politicsand various other reasons. If Ireland were a QB he would be JP Losman.
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Ireland is good at some things like finding d-lineman and special team players, ancillary players. But what player has he drafted or been a part of the process that would be a star on any other team besides the Dolphins. Again talking draft so we can eliminate Wake. If we are to build through the draft, is this the guy you really want heading up the picks? I'm not hating on the guy. Maybe he needed a 5 year learning curve, nd he'll finally get it. Sad part is who will we replace him if he gets canned? Peterson? Polian? I think Ireland is a C student at best and we need an above average GM to aquire the talent to turn this ship around. And you think Ireland is the man for that job? Not me. But what do I know. I work as a project manager for an IT consulting firm.
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Craig M, Why wouldn;t you want to do both. Draft a stud receiver andget someone like Jennings. I mean, that certainly wouldn;t hurt T-Hill's development. Plus Jennings is familiar with Philbin and appears to be a decent character guy.
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WHDP, I' like to keep Hartline as well. I think it would be better leverage if we aquired someone like Jennings though. But I see your point. Jennings, Hartline, Bess and a wide receiver like Allen in the 1st or Patterson in the 2nd sounds pretty good to me. Though Hartline might want #1 money and I doubt we pay him that. Again just my opinion.
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I think I agree that we will franchise Long and probably overpay for Smith. However, if we are looking at FA's I think we have anough cap space for a wde receiver and a CB. Most likely Hartline, and Starks are gone. Though it appears that Ireland has had good lock with drafting or aquiring D-lineman, so maybe Starks loss would not be so detrimental. But it would still be a big loss. I agree with looking at LB's and CB in the draft as well as a WR. If we can get Jennings (probably at $10 million a year) and maybe someone likeQuenten Jammerwho could come cheap and allow for our drafted CB to develop for a year or two. Just my opinion.
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DC, "Break them down to the dust, make the groundskeepers have to come in with vacuums to collect them and throw them away" That's motivating prose my friend
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Is Gafney on the field?
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Craig, I agree with you to a certain point, in regards to Long. I am not sure that he is worth the money that he is going to demand. However, it is hard to replace someone like Jake Long. But again, he wil be eaing up tons of cap space for YEARS if we resign him at Joe Thomas money. I'd franchise him and draft his replacement next year. Is it possible to franchise a player and then trade him for picks in the same year? Does anyone know?
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I tink Cincinnati and Miami is a pretty good match-up. Their CB's are pretty banged up but they lead the NFL in sacks, so expect a lot of pressure.
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DC, My thoughts exactly. The same goes for Vontae Davis. I think if we had replacements for those 2 THIS year, with even half the talent-we would at least be a stronger team. I think the best thing for our team to improve would be to win some of these close games. One more playmaker on either side of the field would make the difference. But as you stated, since we don't have that on our current roster, the least we should do is cut, deactivate etc. the one's that are liabilities.
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I didn;t realize how much dead money from players no loger on the team. his is fom a Sep 4 article on CBS Miami- Part of the problem for the Dolphins is the so-called “dead money” that counts against the cap for players that are no longer with the team. For example, former Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall counts $5.55 million against the 2012 salary cap. Former offensive lineman Vernon Carey, who isn’t even in the NFL anymore, counts $4.8 million against the cap. Former cornerback Vontae Davis, who is now an Indianapolis Colt, counts $1.1 million against the cap and current New York Jets safety Yeremiah Bell counts $1.85 million against the 2012 cap
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I forgot Hicks was even on the team. However, the point behind Mando's post is valid. Ireland did nothing to improve the team from last year. He traded away our best WR and CB and whatdayaknow...thos two positions are exacty what we need to be semi-competitive this year. I know, I know...locker room cancer, underacheivers. Whatever. I also know the argument that maybe having Davis and Marshall would only account for a couple more wins and in the big picture it's not worth the headache. But the thing is at least we'd be able to see how THill would develop with an Alpha receiver that demands double coverage thus freeing up some opportunities for both Tanne as well as maybe some of the rookies WR's to display their skills. On defense we could focus on getting a stud LB and FS. Those moves really screwed us, in my opinion. I am not an Ireland hater-but I think he is not a very good GM.
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They should have packages designed where both Thomas and Miller are in the backfield...that's only if Reggie is injured. I guess having Miller alone in the backfield probably broadcasts the play type to the defense, however this kid needs to be on the field somehow. No doubt about it.
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Who would we replace as GM if Ireland fires himself this year? Heck I bet Ross could have the fans vote American Idol style on draft day and we'd come out the same or better...Heck even if he just let the fans do the second round picks.
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FED UP, I hear ya man. However, even with their release I don;t think we had much cap money left over...which is EVEN WORSE when you think about it. Remember that article where we were like third from the bottom in available salary cap space? So he trades our best guys away without even having the money to pay for a replacement..even if one was available. Ok..I'm over it..just had to vent a little.
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Dashi, Are you for real with the Jeff Ireland comment? Dude, I cant take your ignorance anymore. Please back your stuff up with examples so you sound credible.I'll give you MAYBE Lamar Miller. Got any other examples where he drafted BPA? If so I'd love to hear it...if not then please stop proving your supidity.
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I read an article on AOL News about why Brian Billick may not be a head coaching candidate. Among the reasons were 1. Too Arrogant 2. Could never find a QB in Baltimore But this is the reason I think he can't land a coaching gig (which is the third reason) 3. He's too friendly with the media Billick let his assistant coaches talk to the media without restrictions. He also let the trainer talk, a policy considered heresy in some NFL circles. Asked a question, Billick answered. Billick was never too insecure to worry that the truth would hurt him or his team. In other words he is being hurt because he's a straight shooter.
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I've been pretty open-minded to the FO and feel that they've brought in some good talent. My main issue is that they always seem to put some of these people in the wrong roles for some reason. I think this has been mentioned before but examples are R. Bush- a third down back used as a primary back Pouncey- natural pulling guard used as center Incognito- a guard who is probably better suited for center at this time Carey- Probably more effective back at tackle than he is at guard Columbo-a turnstile impersonating a RT Clay0 haven't seen him play but what is he a TE or a FB-an HB? J Wilson-probably a more natural safety than corner I am sure I am missing some things but I don;t get it.
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caso, You know it is quite possible we go 11-5 and NOT make the playoffs. Happened in 08 with the Patriots when we won the AFC East. Are you telling me that you would want a new coach if we went 11-5 and didn't make the playoffs. If so, the you are a retard.
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ALoco- That's pretty funny. DB's ok in my book. I think he might have meant integrated instead of inseminated. Though he may know more about the Borg's practices than I do...could be they inseminate you.
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I am not sure we can really criticize Ireland's drafts yet seeing how this is his first one without the Tuna on board. So jury is still out on ol Jeffy boy. I'm ot an apologist of his either but just wanted to be fair. I mean we do have some talent on the team-just not sure who is responsible for bringing them in.
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DB- "You will be insenminated, it is futile to resist"! LOL.......... Posted by: DyingBreed | April 16, 2011 at 01:22 AM Doesn't inseminated mean to inject semen into? Just wondering
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Craig M- So are you saying that Miami shouldn't draft him at all or just at the 15 spot? I think his mobility is really my only concern-though when I watched the OSU-Arkansas game live it didn't seam as if he was any slower than Stanzi (which game I also watched live). He did seam to be able to slide and call protections at the line. Though it my opinion he seamed to take some time getting out from under center quickly and his feet got wrapped up with his lineman's on a couple occassions.
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What do you guys think about Mario Fannin in the 7th round as a third down/return guy
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