"Per source with knowledge of the situation, tackle Jake Long has agreed to terms with the Rams. Long picked the Rams over the Dolphins, who made a late push to keep Long after his multi-day visit to St. Louis ended. It’s a four-year deal, with a base value of $34 million, for an average of $8.5 million annually. With incentives, the deal can reach $36 million."
I was thinking about the possibility of drafting Austin when a player that the Packers drafted and Philbin coached for a year popped in my head: Randall Cobb. I think both can be used the same exact way, with Austin being much kore explosive with the ball in his hands. In Cobb's rookie year, he had 25 receptions for 371 yards and a TD, which was solid for a reduced role in all of the weapons the Packers had. He also returned a punt and kickoff for a touchdown, which Austin can be used in as well. Plus both can rush from the backfield very well. How about size? Cobb is 5'10" and 192 lbs. Austin is 5'8" 173 lbs and with a year in the weight took can get to 180-185.
His 2nd TD vs. Boise was just straight nasty. Has great breakaway speed. I'm excited about getting him in the 7th after watching this.
Meet the new Buffalo Bills offensive lineman!
33. St Louis Rueben Randle WR 34. Indy Coby Fleener TE 35. Baltimore Peter Konz C 36. Denver Jerel Worthy DT 37. Cleveland Stephen Hill WR 38. Jacksonville Courtney Upshaw DE 39. St. Louis Cordy Glenn G/OT 40. Carolina Devon Still DT 41. Buffalo Jonathan Martin OT 42. Miami ??? Andre Branch? Vinny Curry? Bobby Massie? Mike Adams? Trade up a couple spots to get Martin, Hill? What do you do if you're Ireland?
No. 8 Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Everybody wants to talk about Tannehill at No. 8 to the Dolphins. He's No. 19 on my big board, so on one hand I think you're over-drafting when you take him that high. On the other hand, I recognize the potential and recognize the talent. He's at least a year away from being a functional NFL quarterback.
Here is a quote from the article: "ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio is reporting that Richardson is the No. 1-rated player on the Jets’ draft board. Sal Pal was invited to sit in Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum’s office along with coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday, so he obviously has trustworthy insight here. Would the Jets consider trading up from the No. 16 pick into the top five, in order to land Richardson? Richardson thinks they might after Jets officials contacted him on Sunday night. "They wanted to know my information as far as whether it’s the right number to reach me in case something does happen, with them trading up," Richardson revealed."
Here are his picks for Miami and analysis for the first four rounds: 8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M. New Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has inside knowledge on Tannehill's abilities from his days as the head coach at A&M. Now general manager Jeff Ireland must make the call on whether the athletic young passer is the team's quarterback of the future. 42. Dolphins: Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson. Miami's reported change to a 4-3 system requires another edge rusher to complement Cameron Wake. 72. Dolphins: Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio). John Jerry moves to right tackle so Brooks can start at guard. 73. Dolphins: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers. Sanu joins Legedu Naanee as the big-bodied receivers in Miami's offense. 103. Dolphins: Brandon Hardin, S, Oregon State. Cutting Yeremiah Bell fuels interest in the athletic Hardin, despite his missing 2011 with a shoulder injury. 145. Dolphins: Rhett Ellison, TE, USC 196. Dolphins: Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State 215. Dolphins: Toney Clemons, WR, Colorado
After looking at their needs and players they might be interested in I think two teams to look out for is the Dallas Cowboys and especially the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys love Mark Barron and...
Good list put together of each team's record from 2002-2011 and how many all-pros they drafted. If people want to know why teams win with the draft look at this chart. Patriots lead the league with 15, Ravens have 13, Eagles 11, Colts 10, 49ers 10, Saints 9, Bears 9, Steelers 8, Packers 8, Giants 8. History of poor drafts need to change if the Dolphins want to have playoff consistency.
As it turns out, the alleged events occurred in April 2011, and Misi failed to appear for his original arraignment. According to the Santa Barbara Independent, Misi pleaded not guilty on Friday to three felony charges: battery with serious injury, residential burglary, and dissuading a witness. During what his lawyer calls a "drunken altercation," Misi allegedly punched through the door of an apartment, hit a man in the face, and then grabbed the cell phone of a woman who was trying to call police and hurling it to the ground.
Under the new CBA, a team may sign its first-round pick to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. The salary for the fifth year is based on a formula that hinges on whether the player is picked in the top 10 or the next 22. For the top 10, the salary is determined by calculating the average of the 10 highest-paid players at the pick’s position in the prior season. For the next 22, the number is determined by calculating the average salary of the third-highest paid player at the position through the 25th highest paid player at the position in the prior season. I think this could be very important. As seen this past offseason, Jeff Ireland isn't going to overpay for players (Flynn, Smith, Anderson, Laurent Robinson come to mind). And with the difference that especially makes at the quarterback position, Ireland will definitely have to have a strong conviction he's the guy at 8. Trading down in the first seems more likely. Trading up from the 2nd could be a possibility, too.
The Tennessee Titans finished the 2010-11 with a 6-10 record and ended up with the 8th pick in the draft. Mike Munchak comes in and becomes the new head coach of the Titans. He made Chris Palmer his offensive coordinator, a guy that has tons of coaching experience. He has been coaching since the 1970's. They had a huge need at QB, so they had a plan of playing Hasselbeck and drafting Jake Locker, a QB with incredible potential and athleticism, but just isn't pro ready yet. Locker finished his college career with 53 TDs and 35 INTs. His major concern was that he finished his career with a 53.9 comp. %. Regardless, his potential was undeniable and he was drafted into a perfect situation at 8, where he wouldn't be asked to start immediately for the team. Drafting Locker had no negative effect of not having a first round pick out there contributing. The Titans finished 9-7 and were in playoff contention throughout the last game of the season. Now Miami's Version: The Miami Dolphins finished the 2011-12 with a 6-10 record and ended up with the 8th pick in the draft. Joe Philbin comes in and becomes the new head coach of the Dolphins. He made Mike Sherman his offensive coordinator, a guy that has tons of coaching experience. He has been coaching since the 1970's. They had a huge need at QB, so they have a plan of playing Moore and drafting Ryan Tannehill, a QB with incredible potential and athleticism, but just isn't pro ready yet. Tannehill finished his college career with 42 TDs and 21 INTs. His major concern was that he finished his career with only 19 career starts at QB. Regardless, his potential is undeniable and he will be drafted into a perfect situation at 8, where he wouldn't be asked to start immediately for the team. Drafting Tannehill will have no negative effect of not having a first round pick out there contributing. The Dolphins WILL finish 9-7 and WILL be in playoff contention throughout the last game of the season.A comparison I find similiar to ours this year. Tell me what you think.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Week 2 home opener vs. OAK (9/16) has been moved from a 4:15 kickoff to 1:00 to accommodate the start of Rosh Hashana.Miami Dolphins Twitter You mean Oakland will have to travel across the United States and sweat out in the Miami heat in their black jerseys? Awesome.
One thing that they won't do is spoil the pick by showing the player on the phone in the green room, which I think is awesome. Too many times the picks are ruined by showing the player.
Many people (including myself) have never seen Tannehill talk or what he's like and this video awesome.
Phins fan here and I'm wondering how do you guys feel about this move. Did he make plays for you guys? Did you want him back? What's his biggest strength and biggest weakness?
Here's something to ponder. We often hear he was "overdrafted". Never knew exactly what that meant. None of us know teams' draft boards. "Overdrafted" is a function of the analyst, not the team. It's how we rate a player w/o any sense of how teams grade players.Greg Cosell Twitter This is a very good point. Most of us base our opinion off of analyst's picks and grades of players, but they have no connection to what the Dolphins are actually thinking. If Miami has Tannehill rated as a prospect you take at number 8, you take him. If you don't, you don't take him.
This might not happen, but with Cleveland you never know. Say Cleveland takes Tannehill at 4, Bucs take Claiborne, Rams take Blackmon, and Jags take Coples. Richardson is now sitting at our pick...
Just to like to say that I just added Roberto Wallace on Xbox Live and played CoD with him. He's a beast at it too. What do you guys like to play?
RT @JasonLaCanfora: Mark Anderson's deal with Buffalo. 4 yrs worth $27.5 million $8M fully guaranteed" $6.875 a year. PASS.Omar Kelly I was open at getting him at first, but not at almost 7 million a year for 4 years.
Amazing speech by Kirk Cousins given before the 2011-2012 season. I'm starting to like him in the 2nd round and the difference between him and Chad Henne/Pat White is that he has the natural leadership ability necessary to lead a football team and be the face of it. He reminds me of Drew Brees.
Looking at this offseason, some Dolphin fans are upset with what Jeff Ireland did his first week, where he basically traded Marshall for two thirds (value of a 2nd round pick) and not being...
People are wondering why they released Bell now and here is what just popped in my head: Either we are really close to signing Alex Smith and had to free up some more cap space and/or planning a...
"The Phin fans aren't happy at the prospect of Anderson. That’s fine, we’ll just take him back…." "The more I think about it, the more I want him back. The team was coming into its own towards the end of the year, and Anderson playing a lot more reps at OLB and DE had a lot to do with it. The FF/ recovery he had against the Broncos was a great show of athleticism." "Anderson was the most important FA imo, unless you count Welker." "Plus, him and Wake playing across from each other makes the Dolphins rush a LOT more dangerous"Pat Pulpit Fans on Mark Anderson visiting Miami
Been there since 5 or 6 AM touring the facility. His father, Alvin, on Matt's decision said: "Logic would tell me he would do something this weekend or thereabouts. He doesn’t want to drag this out." If he is going to make a decision this weekend and currently is here I don't think he leaves. And I just have a feeling that Alex Smith might be targeted by the Seahawks, but that is just me.
We're actually pretty thin at RB, so this is a good signing. He showed promise week 17 and displayed that he can come in if Reggie ever gets hurt and produce. Signing him to a one year deal also tells him that he has to earn a new contract.
They cut him because he was due 5 million and it saved them 4 million. I bet you we can get him for pretty cheap, considering he's 32. If he's stays healthy, big if, then he would be a nice pickup at guard. I think he should be backup for Winston scenario. Considering Winston is visiting like 5 teams and some have lots of cap (Kansas City), I doubt we sign him.
Looking at what's happened the past couple days, wide receiver has gone from a want to one of our biggest needs. That being said, the WR market drained quickly and there are very few options...
WRs are dropping like flies now. Better sign Laurent Robinson quick now. Jags will fight us for him, though.
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