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Ireland defends Wilson, suggests he's staying

Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland just finished speaking with the media and the most interesting thing from the talk, in my opinion, was his whole-hearted defense of Gibril Wilson and suggestion the free safety will remain with the Dolphins in 2010.

Ireland was asked if Wilson took too much of the blame for the troubles of the defense in 2009.

"He's playing a position with two young corners," Ireland said. "A lot of things you would try to blame on him ... those weren't always his fault. We have our evaluation of Gibril Wilson. We know what kind of player he's capable of being. I think he's going to be a very good player for the future. He was disappointed in his play last year.He will tell you that. I think he can play better. We'll just have to see. I think he will."

In talking to several reporters who attended the presser, including The Herald's Jeff Darlington, the clear indication they got is that the Dolphins intend to keep Wilson.

That even as the NFL is headed toward an uncapped year and cutting Wilson after March 5 would not cause any salary cap issues. Wilson signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal in 2009 that included a $5 million signing bonus and a total of $8 million in guarantees. 

So what do you think?

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Who was it last year that Sparano was talking about when he said "he is a player on our roster right now..." I think it was Solai... Today Ireland said of Joey Porter, “Right now he’s a player on our roster, he’s a player under contract on our roster."

I'm starting to learn how the trifecta operates and what they really mean when they say certain things. Its seems the "hes a player on our roster" answer is the kiss of death for the Miami Dolphins.

LMFAO AT TEXASPHINATIC, this could be NJs Buffoon Qoute of the day... IMHO...LOLLOLLLOl

WHAT- i'm with you on Ginn, never wanted him when drafted and its harder every game watching him run out of bounds and drop passes... the dude cant run routes to save his life... or his JOB!

Oh. I'm sorry. They got the special team numbers in. The nfl is employing SLACKERS!

When you have soft mlbs not mashing TEs off the line it makes it hard for your safties to do there job


Yea. Ted Ginn has hopefully played his final game in a Dolphin's uniform. He has so many issues to work out. He needs better hands, run better routes, work on pushing it up the middle, not be afraid to take a hit, and to improve his technique. He needs to add bulk and strength. He needs to learn to focus and get over his mental blocks. If he can't do that, he needs to go. Time is up.

Keeping Wilson reminds me of the same stance they took on Ernest Wilford.

They will get rid of Wilson when they're ready.

Ted Ginn's not going anywhere Texas, he's the top return man in the league bar none.

Posted by: PriceMaster | February 25, 2010 at 03:44 PM

Price, He was 7yh in return average last year.... and that was with 2 TDs, The guy is a coward...

JerseyPhin--- I know thats right, He'll forever hold a good spot with me just because of those 2 kick returns against the jets but besides that the kid is awful

Maybe Scam cameron could talk the ravens into trading a 6th round pick for him

That must be the worst 1st & 2nd round picks ever made in a draft. Ted Ginn & John Beck

Cuban my man!
He may have been 7th in avg but let's face it: we gave up so many TD's and FG's that he probably had more total return yards and attempts.
Like him or not compare his total yards to the total yards of any player in the NFL and he's in the top 10.

Not including passing yards of course.

Price, He was the equilavent of being the wildcat of the receivers corps9Made us look like H0Mos....

2009 Ted Ginn: Returns + rec + rushing: 1800 yards

He's(Ginn) The Gibril Wilson of the Offense....

let think this over reasonably

we have to resign d bess leading in reception and played for practically free these couple of years

camarillo just got an extentsion

hartline has mad heart and balled for a rookie extreme upside and is learning all the routes

who is left for # 4 receiver spot??? ginn??

and we got the newly sign fa's we picked up an turner on the sidelines waiting to come up

none scream 1 guy yet and ginn has had too much time to prove himself all our other receivers showed up in less time


are you one of the family members that came along in the draft w/Ginn???

no guys i think its ginn himself aka pricemaster aka texasphinatic

I find those stats about Ginn to be unbelievable...if he had 1800 all purpose yards that must include practice numbers lol

Ginn sucks ballz. And his entire family .

Price, The Ted(No testicular fortitude)Ginn train left the station in week 3 VS. the colts, dont .... ahhhh never mind...lol...

The problem with those 1,800 yard for Ginn, Pricemaster, is that 1,300 of them came as return yards.

Not what you want from your so-called No. 1 WR.

Look it up: http://www.nfl.com/players/tedginnjr./careerstats?id=GIN403290

This is why none of you retards can make any money.

(with the exception of Cuban)

great point Armando... 500 yards from receiving, thats HORRIFIC! i rather go shovel the snow then talk Teddy Football

Once again , ginn sucks ballz along with his entire family.

I know 1300 came as return yards. And when Ginn leaves we have to replace those return yards. With who?

Also, when the NFL measures total yards it is FROM SCRIMMAGE:


Not very good.

Patrick Cobbs could be the kick return guy, he goes full speed and isnt afraid of contact!

454 yards to be exact!

The problem with this team is not Ted Ginn.
Ronnie Brown: avg's 4 yds/carry from wildcat, 2 yds/carry from the pro set.
Ricky Williams: Disappeared at the end of games and the end of the season.

1324 to be exact...

I know 1300 came as return yards. And when Ginn leaves we have to replace those return yards. With who?

Posted by: PriceMaster | February 25, 2010 at 04:10 PM

With whomever comes in as an undrafted FA WR or anyone else they get.

In 2005 Wes Welker had 1,379 kick return yards.

Pricemaster--- but with no threat at WR everybody on defense can anticipate the run and react if its a pass....so the issues go back to Ted Ginn & the rest of the WR's

Bottom line is Ginn remains on the team until somebody better comes along. But time is running out for him.


imagine if Ginn never ran out of bounds??? possible 2000+ yard mark???


Brother you have to help me with this granted silly rumor from earlier. Calvin Johnson for First Third and Ronnie Brown really seems to me like a no brainer for both teams. I know the trifecta is reluctant to part with draft picks but if they were drafting this year they would happily give a first and a third for a proven Calvin Johnson reciever this year. Ronnie Brown although I really like him hasn't played a full season yet and you could easily slide in a Thomas Jones there when he is released with attitude for and from the Jets, probably for less than your paying Ronnie.

Detroit needs the picks and are wasting Calvin today, they know it, we know it.

Help me understand why all of this is impossible in an uncapped year to absorb the hits?

Patrick Cobbs 22.8 KO avg return yds, Ted 24.9, I'll take the minus 2.1 yards per return as long as I dont have to see another season of ted going into a Fetal position or drop passes or falling down or running out of bounds or ETC, ETC......

Listen Ginn is not a number one, but has value. Desmond howard and Quadry Ismail became good NFL players, at least solid #2's and they had the same problems Ginn has. Scared of getting hit running to sidelines... ect. Mando, please admit that Ginn made some incredible sideline catches that kept drives alive last year. Now I am not discounting him playing scared, but as mentioned earlier, there are other players who over came this and were great assets to their teams.

Dallas, the rumor is false.


whats the word on Cobb recovering???

now he's a football player...Teddy!

I talked to Cobbs just after the season and he still wasn't running. He said he was ahead of schedule and would be ready for the season.

armando whats the record on pages hit on blogs ?lol

Wilson is a strong safety playing free safety, which makes no sense. Switch him to SS, and bring in Rolle from the Cards to play free Safety, and I think we'll be fine.

Cobbs and Polite, Two bruisers.....

If Cobbs had not been on IR all season he may have helped.
But he was on IR all season.
Perhaps Ted Ginn can give him lessons on staying active.

We're not even close Sureshock. Work harder!

cool! i like Cobb's versatility

anyways thanks Armando, you helped getting thru this nasty snowy day up here in Jersey.

How many of you believe Antonio Bryant would be an upgrade?

Price, The only thing Ted can teach Cobbs is Falling down in the Fetal position, Where the sideline is located,drop balls, lose games etc.etc.etc.... lol.......:) by the way I didnt know you where the cousin of Ted(Fetal position)Ginn......

Cuban---Polite is awesome...I was waiting all year for a sportscenter highlight of him getting a 1st down on 3rd & 1 and the anchors saying Lousaka "not so" Polite! LOL

Later Armando, thanks for helping the day become interesting.


do we factor in his issues w/Bill and or Nolan or his bad rap???
but if we talk football, talking skills, yes he is, i think anyways.

but to me, he doesnt make me get out my pom poms...lol

I don't think Antonio Bryant would be much help at all Armando. I'd rather see what our current players have to offer or draft a WR.


i believe he has potential to be and i think he would come cheap. at the right price he's worth a look.

Cal OT Mike Tepper says he's talked to the Dolphins, Oakland, Atlanta and Carolina.

What, I think Chris Bermann did it ....

antonio bryant would be an upgrade!! just scared to think he might be injury prone same status as boldin

if they can complete the season

I don't think Bryant would be a good idea. I would rather keep what we have to be honest. What would he bring that we don't already have. Hartline could become a #1 receiver and with his age and no injury history is better than Bryant. Also, even though we don't know what to think of Turner, the front office likes him, so we'll see if he gets snaps at WR this season...

Ginn is not my cousin, nor is he related to me in any way.
We all want to see Ginn make the same catches we see on the highlights of Megatron, Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall etc am I right?

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