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Pennington looking to 'start' with new team

In a conference call with New York reporters Friday, recently released quarterback Chad Pennington said he's not upset with the New York Jets yada, yada, yada.

And in the comments that matter to Dolphins fans, he says he has several teams he is talking with through his agent, including the Dolphins. Pennington apparently talked directly to Bill Parcells on Friday. Pennington played down the idea of picking the Dolphins because of a revenge factor against the Jets.

"I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I have no feelings on that whatsoever," Pennington said. "If something happens with Miami, it'll be because I feel good about the situation and the opportunity. It won't have anything to do with the New York Jets or me trying to prove a point.

Pennington also said he wants to START. That would pretty much eliminate teams like the Patriots, Giants, Colts and any other team with a solid situation at QB. It does not, on the other hand, eliminate a team like the Dolphins or Kansas City.

"I'm extremely encouraged about it," Pennington said of his new chances elsewhere. "It makes me feel good. I know I'm a good quarterback and I can play this game and can start and help a team win."

As has become their policy, the Dolphins have asked Tom Condon, the agent who represents Pennington, to not speak with the media. (That way they can deny everything if something goes wrong). Pennington is taking that request to heart and not discussing his possible landing spots.

"I certainly don't want to compromise my position and the things that are going on," Pennington said. "I'm glad to have a few teams interested and I'm excited about that."

Despite all this, I still believe Pennington's best course would be to join a team like New England, the Colts or Giants, but that's just me. He knows what is best for himself.

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That's because you have no integrity and will ride the pine to try and get a ring. I real player wants to start and be a leader on a team not a bench warmer.

Wake me up when the Dolphins sign him!

Wake me up when the Dolphins sign him!

Mando u are incredible. How can u say that Chad best chance is to go to a Contender when he can come to Miami and immediately be an upgrade over what we have at QB. No Offense but have you been in camp, cuase if u have u would clearly know that the QB that has looked the best is Henne. McCown has been an Intersted machine, Beck knew habit is to check down the ball and throw wounded ducks. Henne is a rookie and has been the most impressive the last two weeks. I swear sometimes I feel us fans could do ur job much better

I'll stink when you wake up.

the question here is; is cp really gonna get the ball down the field? i am a beck backer, but is chad henne really our future?

bringing in a wounded duck does not solve that puzzle.

Alright Armando, when does Bill Parcells start inquiring about Carson Palmer. My football intuition just tells me that Carson Palmer will be a Dolphin in the not too distant future.

Hey ye of much phin phaith, wake the f up!
Pennington's signed.
Let's get a receiver now.

the fact that he was signed proves even more that A.S.(S) is a piece of garbage who knows nothing. Ill never be convinced that he knows more than Bill Parcells.

the dolphins have signed chad pennington to a two year deal. he is expected to be the starting quarterback. yyyeeeeeeesssssss!!!!!!

Per Fox Sports,Pennington has signed a 2-year contract with the Dolphins!!!

I live on long Island and dont have satilite so i get stuck watchin jet games to watch the little box in the corner to get the dolphin score because i dont have satilite. I have seen plenty of pennington and as much as i hated him for wearing green, there is no doubt hes a competitor and knows how to find ways to win. this is a great pik up anyone like armando who thinks other wise is an idiot.

Thank Christ we signed Pennington and not that Pacman Jones, Chris Henry, Michael Vick wanna be Quincy Carter!

ye of much phin phaith:

WAKE UP!

Better off sitting on the bench in order to win a ring?! You are such a loser!!! Jeez I'm laughing at how pathetic of a human you are. And anyone who thinks this move is going to effect beck or henne are crazy. Pennington or Mccown, they are just tudors. Ill take Pennington in that position over Mccown any day of the week.

Tudors?

Henry VIII ??
Anne Boleyn ??

Well maybe, off with their heads!!

Pennington's arm is dead, and so are the Dolphins. Henne should be the starter until he "get's it." That's the quickest way to respectability. John Beck was never anything but a ty-detmer-wannabe-back-up. Josh McCown? Fuggedaboudit!

There's no better place than South Florida for hanging Chads.

Well Armando, the reason he didn't sign with a team like the Patriots, Giants or Colts is because they didn't want or need him as a starter or backup.
Well, we got 'em so why am I not cheering? :(

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