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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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fake stop the madness at 8:01 pm. Me no speak the english that good, but I will always hate NJ.

fall prey. have you noticed i have responded to nobody other than nj as far as attacking. bobbyd12 you cool ppl but i just dont know how you believe this guy but thats your thing. in order for something to work you have to have belief. HE GOT YOU

I hope the Dolphins take Tim Tebow for there first pick. He is the best player know and forver. Any body doesn't think so must be NJ with very evil plan I dont understand yet.

NJ, Watch your back, I think Dying breed.Adolf hitler. whatever else he's going by is STALKING YOU BRO.....P.S, Can you do something about the cold???????Bobby12, Talk to you tommarrow, have a good nite......you too all 4 Marks....lol....and you too Carlito and Aloco....

Fake stop the madness at 8:05 pm. I really hate Bobbyd12 and will attack you because must be my enemy NJ Phins fan

fake stop the madness at 8:01 pm. Me no speak the english that good, but I will always hate NJ.

Posted by: stop the madness | January 30, 2010 at 08:02 PM

when i type it me, i might talk or write funked up but im not going to write that bad where it looks like im trying to mess up like the post at 8:02.

Don't worry ppl. The real stop the madness is hear. All these other guys are fakers know.

fake stop the madness at 8:08 pm

Cuban menace is NJ Phin fan.

fake stop the madness in black is mildly retarted

to, the blue stop the madness- the real stop the madness attacked nj what r your thought on nj and do your best to sound like a black man from the hood! this will be to funny!!

Stop, NJ is obviously deep into college and drafts and parts of the game that most of us have no time in our lives to do...I don't agree with him 100% of the time but I'm not going to argue with him about things I don't know...I know I've learned about some players and things ive never known, I look up and read about some of the players he has talked about...Yea, he can be cocky and arrogant and pushes some peoples buttons, but what he talks about is in depth more then most of us know...life is easier if u don't take things personal, we all Dolohin fans and in the April Draft we will see who's opinion is the most accurate, have fun with it...

Whats a "black person from the hood" supposed to sound like you racist scum. We all know stop the madness is a scrawny little white boy with glasses in his mommas basement

we know the cuban is nj phin aka bobbyd12 .

i thought you would clam up! its ironic that nj logs off(supposed), and then stop the madness agree with Kris and now a blue stop the madness pops up from nowhere.how many names have you copied. y nj never reply to stop the madness earlier today when he was attacking him

luggi is donkey and nj is monkey and bobbyd12 is funky and the cuban is the monkey .

The stop the madness/you wish you was me is a retard cockroach

Stop the madness. the Menace has been called a lot of things E.G, The fifth Beatle,The Legend,The Cuban,the guy on the Grassy Knoll,The Future V.P of the United States(VOTE DODSWORTH/MENACE 2016) But the Menace has never AND THE MENACE MEANS NEVER been called NJ PHIN FAN....... (No offense NJ)....

b/c im from the hood not saying all ppl from the hood talk bad but the majority dont talk proper when they are in a heated discussion that the difference. and boobbyd12 all you have to do is research the stuff im say just like you research what he tells you. im the real stop the madness and i only attacked nj and all the fake name popping up coming at me the first nite, i had no issue with no one else but him, just like today he having a live chat on MANDO BLOG funniest shyt i heard all week. like i said read from 10pm of the blog rift between dolphins and porter mutual and you will paint your own picture. my beef was with nj not anybody else. but everytime after nj got attacked he logs out and my names would appear and all these fake names like tonite

Getting a little creepy round here.

Obsessive?

the only reason i never used my real name ws b/c i dont know how to sign in using blue but trust me im not none of the ppl nj accused me of being. if my original name was blue we wouldnt have this problem,but b/c its not all he would do is say that the fake so and so posting at 8:33, im the real so and so b/c i put mu name in blue

I would save all this for a hot chick ya want to nail....

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just sayin.....

Yeah CM.

I take it that I didn't miss too much.

dont Know about that PO, From the sound of this guy he's got a lot,. AND THE CUBAN means a lot of restraining orders out on him....

im thru i promise on everything i love. i'll just sit back and read. but it will be funny when the name keeps poping up. watch how the wording change, watch that it dont get smoother and for all the stuff ppl have said bad about me i only attacked nj, watch i magically start attacking ppl. it gonna be a trip

LMFAO!!!

beerdrums , they was some good chats in the previous pages about the senior bowl. check them out.

madness , dude how old are you ?? just curious, don't lie.

I cant believe I'am defending NJ......WHAT THE DUECE IS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!To many beers i think...lol

I find it to be highly unlikely that we're going to release Gibril Wilson. We may try and find a FS that's better in coverage, and play Gibril in a situational role.. but to have invested all this money in him and only have him for one season would be a complete waste. He's nowhere near the bust that Earnest Wilford was.. especially when considering that Gibril Wilson has actually been on the field.

Not really defending NJ, Just pointing out something bizarre when you see it.

True, True..........

me stupid look fire oooohhhhh !

Later guys see you all tommarrow....Peace be with you all./...

fake stop the madness at 8:40 pm

It is what it is.

kris y a sissy !!

Armando you made a mistake he went to SOUTH DADE highschool in Homestead

KRIS SOUND LIKE SISSY BOY. STOP MADNESS YOU RIGHT.

OK,you all are the most brilliant people on the planet.

everyone knows denver is going to trade brandon marshall in the next couple of months. i understand that the dolphins keep saying they are happy with their current wr group, but i still believe they need a legit #1 guy to become a serious contender. and what is wrong with giving your young qb a ''go to'' guy?

i know that the broncos would probably want our 1st for him. but i would rather have a pro bowl player than a draft pick that could bomb out. after all, we could have traded our second round pick for boldin last year. but we took pat white instead. and how did that work out for us? with boldin we would have made the playoffs.

of course i figured miami was going to take kenny britt last year, and we ended up waiting until the third round and drafting patrick turner instead. and of with warner retiring, boldin is availible again. guys, if you want proven talent it is going to cost you a high draft pick. that's just the way the world works. lets just hope miami pulls the trigger to bring some badly needed help to this position.

I would give up all draft picks to have Brandon Marshall and antrel rolle. Even ochocinco is up for fa.

simply said gibril was playing out of place but we over paid out of desperation

now its time to put get some valu back for what were paying

i hope we're aggressive enough to get rolle im sure he will have more fans, family, friends to back him here which will him motivated

wow him and wilfork what a dream!!!!!

I'm thinking a scarecrow placed out there in the safety position would likely be more productive than Gibril Wilson was this season. He'd probably cause a few turnovers and maybe end up with a pick or two.
We certainly can't do much worse.

spend or end up with more average at best players that dont make plays.. We will see teams pay to improve when free agency starts.. Will the Dolphins pay ? or will they look for players on other teams practice squads and try to develope them ?

a no brainer

in an uncapped year:

sign Wilfork, Dansby and Rolle
draft McClain, and a stud WR

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