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Antrel Rolle loves idea of joining the Dolphins

The Pro Bowl squads have finished their walk-thru before tomorrow's game and I had the opportunity to catch up with a player who has his eyes set on playing for the Dolphins:

Free safety Antrel Rolle.

Rolle, a former University of Miami star in the Pro Bowl for the first time, is in a sort of limbo right now because the Cardinals are scheduled to pay him $12.1 million in salary and a bonus in 2010. The idea behind having such a whopping figure in the final year of Rolle's contract is to force both sides to renegotiate a new deal or simply cut ties.

And while Rolle insists he loves the Cardinals, he also loves the idea of playing for the Dolphins in South Florida, where he grew up, played at South Dade High and The U.

"That would be nice," Rolle told me. "You know what I mean. I would love to take some of the burden off of mom and dad seeing as they travel to every game. Miami is home for me. I haven't played here in five years, but hey, we can make it happen."

Rolle repeated that his parent fly across country to every game he plays. That's 16 weeks of travel and he'd like to lighten their burden by giving them eight home games in Miami.

"I'm still a Cardinal right now, you know," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen. But I love the Cardinals and their organization. I've been good to them and they've been great to me also. Let's just see what plays out.

"I don't know what's going to play out. They haven't given me any indication. I know they want to keep me there. We're trying to keep our franchise together, but I don't know what they're thinking right now."

What Rolle is thinking is that if the Cardinals decide not to pay him his $12 million and release him he will be on the open market. And the first place he will look is Miami. It is important enough a topic to him that he has studied Miami's personnel situation at free safety and is aware Gibril Wilson was something of a bust last year and could be cut when the league year begins anew in March.

"I'm more than aware," Rolle told me.

This season Rolle had 72 tackles, four interceptions, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks. Wilson had 91 tackles, eight passes defensed and one sack. He had no interceptions and caused no other turnovers. 

Rolle, who lives in Homestead in the offseason, is not completely disconnected from the Cardinals yet. He said Kurt Warner's retirement was "bittersweet."

"I'm happy for him," Rolle said, "But he's defintely going to be missed. He's one of the persons that has been my inspiration and one of the leaders I've looked to."

Matt Leinart is expected to take over for Warner.

"Leinert, I think his time is up right now," Rolle said. "It's time for him to produce and be the player that Matt knows he can be and the player we all know he can be. We're going to be behind him 100 percent of the way and I think he'll do a good job there."

Assuming Rolle is there with Leinert. Big assumption.

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My boy brandon graham lost contain on that end around. d'oh!

damn commercials

Gilyard is dangerous. Good route runner and fast too. Size keeps him from being a #1 pick.

y u crying,it not like you are bringing any thing to the table. you're reporting what you see and agreeing to everything ppl are saying about the game. y 2 funny

Not so much size, but I think more his inconsistent hands with Gilyard.

Inconsistant hands too

u 2 funny

Mt.Cody looked like he got man handled with ease by one guy.

On several plays too.

Bootang , we said it at the same time.

Gilyard is one of those guys it depends where he goes. If he goes to a NE where he sees single coverage a lot, he could have an immediate impact. Or he could go somewhere with shaky QB play or a poor group of WR and struggle.

Gilyards hands were a problem during the practice week but really wasn't much of a problem all year. He will have to work hard in the coming months to show that it was just a bad week for him. That last catch showed nice hands.

Sounded like they were talking up Dan Williams earlier.

carlito , where you at ?

I like him as a 4th rounder for Miami, same with Jacoby Ford. Both home run hitters with blazing speed.

Mando calls for a live blog and 500 people show up. NJPhinFan calls for a live blog and ...

crickets ...

chirp ... chirp.

Nuts!

Nolan says he'll with this no blitzing stuff lmao

Chris cordero aldo mentioned gylyards shaky hands

Blount is going to be a steal for someone in the 3rd or later

you have to have a blog first in order to ask ppl to come, he's pretending he has juice like mando!! he's crazy for real

also. Cory chavous loved blount and had him higher than spiller

im out my last post unless ....

Wildcat

I'm kind of suprised Mando hasn't shown up.

I wanna see brown throw, it's a thing of beauty when he has time

Colin Peek has size.

Cam THomas is in

thomas almost had him

DAN WILLIAMS !! batted pass

I like D Williams a lot, good instincts.

Thomas had very good consistent push against a top guard - Jerry from Miss

they're running up the gut bootang25

I understand, but I still think he is a good player.

Speaking of push - nice work Dan Williams

Again, instincts

i didn't say he wasn't

With good ILB and better coaching on technique, Williams becomes a better player. He has the skill set, coach him up

They were running inside but not at Williams. It was at the other DT.

Dan Williams, What round NJ?

I'm not arguing NJ. I like watching these games getting opinions of u guys. We all want the same thing, to find great players who we think the Fins could use

I wish they were allowed to play the 3-4 in this game so we can get a better look at the nt players and see how williams holds up

That’s just NJs tone, don’t think he means anything by it.

bootang i know. :)

And cam Thomas as well. Even Cody too, tho I'm not a big fan of his. And we don't get to see guys like Sheffield rush the passer

NJ, The Menace has arrived.....

Who's this Lane guy with the 1980's Brian Bosworth cut off jersey?

Po . round 1 maybe between 20 -30.

Oh well, some much for us taking him on our 2nd pick.

Now Iam on the computer and off my Iphone...

Menace, lil mikep ?? that your new name ???

So much

I Phone NJ....

Witherspoon is a nut job, I love it!!!

po thanks , you're right. that's just ny tone.

Graham and weatherspoon wouldn't hurt my feelings. Brown is a tough guy to bring down, and Graham took care of that

Graham = lamar woodley

Like cuban menace better than lil mikep. IMO

Ha , mayock just said the same thing.

I think weatherspoon can play inside as well

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