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Dolphins trade for KC quarterback Tyler Thigpen

The Dolphins made an incredibly smart move just moments ago in acquiring a new No. 2 QB and that move could make Pat White obsolete.

The team has traded an undisclosed draft pick to Kansas City for backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen, the Chiefs announced today.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, will announce in a couple of weeks that the regular-season has begun. (Actually, the Dolphins have since also announced the move.) They chuckled when I told them what I wrote.

The trade makes sense for several reasons:

1. The Dolphins have now placed injured Chad Pennington (shoulder) on the injured reserve list. So they need a backup to Chad Henne. Remember, Henne is the starter.

2. Rookie second-round pick Pat White is not ready to be a backup QB in the NFL.

3. Thigpen has experience, having started 11 games last season and thrown 18 TDs and 12 Ints for the Chiefs.

4. The Chiefs have Matt Cassel as their starter and Brodie Croyle is their backup so Thigpen was available.

4. The Miami-KC connection is at work again. Bill Parcells and son-in-law Scott Pioli have already made two other trades since the offseason began.

Thigpen is making $460,000 this season so the Dolphins pick up the prorated portion of his salary for the remainder of this season. Thigpen is also signed for 2010 at a scheduled $550,000 in base salary.

The irony of this trade is that it might make White obsolete. You see, the reason the Dolphins want to run the spread formation this year and, in part, picked White to do that, is because Thigpen carved them up running the spread formation last season.

Guess what?

Thigpen is better at running the spread than White has shown to be. Thigpen can run. He can even catch passes. Just check out the video below.

What I'm telling you is once he learns the offense, expect him to compete with White to be the spread package QB. And given his experience and, frankly, better arm, expect Thigpen not White to be the guy running the spread if it continues.

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He droped a lot of pass in preseason and was a little lost but he hasn't been three years like Ginn he needs to be looked at and trained more and played more dude at least can start by blocking good during runing plays he had size

I'm sorry to see Penny's career possibly end this way. He was a great STOP GAP for us, a class act.
However, I've been ranting and raving for Henne to be the starter since he was drafted. Other than our record, I couldn't be happier.
All the haters and nay sayers have to realize Henne's never been given a PROPER chance in a game thats mattered. You can try to make an argument for the Chargers game, but you'll have to argue with yourself.
Let's let the guy START a couple of games and establish a little continuity and rhythm.

PS: The Thigpen deal was a steal!

KILLERDOLPHINS IS THE DONKEY OF THIS BLOG

NJ

If your out there, what do we do at ILB?

Anything?

ACE...????

The last few post's from you sound eerily familiar......too someone else????

WR Bust - Charles Rogers #2 overall pick.
4 years, mostly injured, 36 catches, 440 yds, 4 TD's.

Roger's career numbers are almost identical to Ginn's rookie season in catches and yards, but Ginn only had 2 TD's. And Ginn played for a 1-15 team in his rookie season.

any one notice the jets keeps winning since they started wearing their new color jersy and we keep losing w/our old clor jersy we wear and another thing , what's up w/these sleeves bands and looks like studs only in look but not results.

nfl channel showing the last jets game.may wilson needs to watch to learn how to tackle.

Don't understand why a lot of you people are excited over Thigpen, he's been with a couple teams and they let him go. One's teams trash is another team's treasure I guess or else you're reaching for some hope?

I would be more excited if we delegated Channing Crowder to cleaning toilets at the stadium.

Henne deserves the a few games to prove himself. He's had more reps than many of the qbs that are doing well in the NFL as we speak.

Get ready for the blitz cuz it will be coming!

thigpen is going to make henne obselete, he been here a full year and his so-called strong arm threw an interception. he is pathetic

Ted Ginn, 35 games, 103 receptions, 1344 yards...I'm not defending Ted Ginn, he has dropped mote then his fair share of balls in his hands..he is not fighting for those yards after catch..but the kid also was sort of limited to Chad Pennington's range...hopefully Ginn will be able to use that speed now with Henne..point is Ginn us certainly no bust, I don't believe he is built to be a number one receiver on this team, but when the Dolphins do get a true number one type, I believe Ginn really could shine without all the pressure of being the number one

ESPN has breaking news ... Chad Pennington threw out his shoulder, but it only went 12 yard and had no zip on it.

CNN ... Chad Pennington mis-located his shoulder. Anyone who has seen his throwing arm in the last 9 years please call in.

ESPN Chad Pennington to miss season. Reports say Chad was throwing at season, but somehow missed it. Earlier was seen throwing at side of barn and missed as well.

breaking news,

that guy is a donkey

TAR

Brett Farve was once Atlanta's trash(doh!!!!).

Dukie

A full year? Put the pipe down and check your calender. Parts of 8 PRE-Season games equals a year to you? Call your sponsor bro, maybe he can talk you down!

odinseye. you want me to call DUKIE A DONKEY ?

bobbyd12

Exactly!

That guy

LMFAO!!!!

Hee haw beefff

Ok heres a real breaking news tidbit

http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/3894/dolphins-look-at-torain

Something is going on in Fin land ... trade imminent?I gotta wierd feeling and its not just because beefff is wearing a pink tutu

beefff

Call it what you want, but I smell DUKIE!!!!

Ted Ginn, 35 games, 103 receptions, 1344 yards...I'm not defending Ted Ginn, he has dropped mote then his fair share of balls in his hands..he is not fighting for those yards after catch..but the kid also was sort of limited to Chad Pennington's range...hopefully Ginn will be able to use that speed now with Henne..point is Ginn us certainly no bust, I don't believe he is built to be a number one receiver on this team, but when the Dolphins do get a true number one type, I believe Ginn really could shine without all the pressure of being the number one

Posted by: bobbyd12 | September 29, 2009 at 08:29 PM
Point taken. Ginn is not a #-1 receiver. We kind of all know that by now. I honestly don't think Henne will be his savior. The kid is nothing more than a possession receiver. Catch it, hit the ground or get out of bounds. His blocking is atrocious. His pass catching is adequate at best. He's giving me memories of Hagan. He'll never be the touchdown magnet this team needs though.

Ace tengo Pan con salchicha y se acavo el pan

Bobbyd,
Ginn couldn't shine if he ingested the equilavent radiation dispirsed by the H-Bomb.

I AM PROULD TO SEE TOW DONKEYS TONITE.THAT GUY AND MY HONEY KILLERDOLPHINS.THEY BOTH SEEMS TO LOVE SALCHICA PICCANTE .

miami has spent in the last 6 years a 2rd round pick for a.j. feely for culpepper for beck for henne and for white 5 2nd round picks on quater backs that is incredible

Beefff what are you doing on here? The gay bars don't let out til 2 am.

and they suck but feely

Lol

odinseye - Brett Favre is obvisously the exception to the rule. I am talking about Fiedler, Lucas, Feely, Culpepper, Frerotte, McCowen, ect ect.

Sybil in the full effect

How many personality do you have loser

lol at killer

Can't say much about this trade till we know what it cost us but might be another bad one when we have more info we'll make a better judgement on this trade.

Breaking news from ESPN: Chad Pennington actually left handed and nobody told him. As a result he needlessly threw like beefff errr correction a girl his entire career.

Wow nice theme song! LMAO! Miami's D basically couldnt make a tackle for about 2 minutes of film. great.

TAR

I get it, but you never know till crunch time. I'm hoping for the best, and expecting the worse.

Can't say much about this trade till we know what it cost us but might be another bad one when we have more info we'll make a better judgement on this trade.

Posted by: KillerDolphins | September 29, 2009 at 09:08 PM

He cost the Fins a conditional pick. The Chiefs owe the Fins a 7th.rd pick and a conditional pick right now. Seems like he came free of charge. Makes it an easy trade, if you want to call it that. They owe the Fins right now.

why would any one worry about the coast of this trade if most of our picks are bust any way .

Ya'll Dullfans can sniff my butt. Go ahead stick your nose right up in there and take a nice deep breath.

If that's the case then it was a ok call for a backup QB with experience but he doesn't make the team any better come gameday and a better caliber QB to challenge Henne would of been a better deal but if Henne pans out it's all water under the bridge then

They should change Pat White's number from 6 to 16 andlist him as a receiver so he can come in and out of the game with out affecting the availability of the other QB's.

U can put lipstick on a PIG but is still a PIG find your on blog loser.. Now Scat!!

dolfan4life sounds like a good idea

If that's the case then it was a ok call for a backup QB with experience but he doesn't make the team any better come gameday and a better caliber QB to challenge Henne would of been a better deal but if Henne pans out it's all water under the bridge then

Posted by: KillerDolphins | September 29, 2009 at 09:23 PM

Good points. But if Henne were to get hurt, and Thigpen evolved as a savior, it would make this free trade, a blockbuter.

KillerDolphin

I find that putting lipstick on my left thumb and index finger works just fine.

Dolfan4life

I suspect Parcell's envisions Henne and Thigpen as the second coming of Simms and Hostetler.

They should change Pat White's number from 6 to 16 andlist him as a receiver so he can come in and out of the game with out affecting the availability of the other QB's.

Posted by: dolfan4life | September 29, 2009 at 09:28 PM

If the resolution is that simple, I agree. I don't know the rule on that though. It confuses me how Ronnie Brown can play quarterback, but the 3rd. quarterback isn't allowed until the last quarter unless both quarterbacks are hurt or it is agreed they can not return to the game.

perspective blockbuster come on man.. do really think he will win games for us if. He has not stepup any were he's been he's just going to turn his career around in MIA

odinseye you need to get out more

Killer,
Remember Brett Favre? He was trade a year after he was drafted. He turned out ok. did you see the touchdown that old man threw on Sundat in the final seconds? Anything is possible.

how the browns gave up sanchez to the jets is a mystery .

"The reason they run the spread is because of Thigpen." Mando, you are an absolute moron. Just ridiculous, and I hope Thigpen pants you when you first meet.

Armando, you've given up on Pat White WAY too early. Tyler Thigpen is not even remotely in the same class athletically, and Pat has shown he can lead a team in college. The Dolphins are wasting his talent by only planning on using him a few plays a game. He needs to learn the whole offense.

Dolfan4life

I think White will be listed as the No 2 QB for one or two more games.
I agree with you. He will have to be listed as a WR sooner than later.
I think it was a bad strategy to begin with.

No one is noticing something here. The Dolphins have 3 quarterbacks under the age of 25. Someone has to emerge. If not, they'll draft two more quarterbacks. They know they need one.

DOWNER12 , cheers ! Miami needs to give Clemons more reps with the starting unit at practice and then get in the game. The time has come. Wilson has lost a step , hence the bad angles he taking at recievers/backs .

NFL CALLED IT THE PLAY OF THE YEARA AND PICKED FASANO FOR THE WORST FUMBLES IN ONE GAME OF THE YEAR SO FAR .

Odinseye, as far as your ILB question. Unfortunatly we'll have to wait to next years draft and free agency . There's nobody but J.D folsom on the practice squad.

perspective this guy is no rookie he's been in the league 3 years and started almost all season and didn't complete more than half of his pass and almost throw the same amount of ints as he did TDs this is no Farve Ive seen him play and he had some great player catching the ball for him and still no good production

Killer,
If that's the case, let's keep in mind he came to to the Fins for free. It's a no risk deal. There are also situations where one team sees a player one way, and he goes to another team and revives his career. I'm not saying this is the case here, but one never knows. And if nothing else, they needed some experience.

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