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Four Dolphins meet incentives, get raise

A couple of newsy notes this A.M.:

Although there is no salary cap this year most NFL teams are nonetheless trying to contain salary costs because they have to deal with the real world economics of running a business in today's tough economy while also realizing an uncertain economic horizon looms in 2011 for the league.

Despite this, some players are seeing 2010 salaries rise based on play-time and other incentives that they met in 2009. Those incentives roll into base salaries and that is exactly what happened for four Miami players that increased their 2010 base salaries by a combined $1.325 million.

According to NFL Player's Association figures, wide receiver Greg Camarillo got a $150,000 pay increase for 2010 based on incentives he met so his base salary goes from a scheduled $1.15 million to $1.3 million.

Punter Brandon Fields, entering his final contract year, will see his scheduled base rise from $550,000 to $850,000. Fullback Lousaka Polite will see his scheduled $1.12 million base salary jump to $1.27 million.

And the biggest jump will go to Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long, whose scheduled base salary of $9 million has risen to $9.725 million, based on incentives he met in 2009.

The higher base salaries are not unique to the Dolphins. Throughtout the NFL, players that met play-time and other incentives will get a 2010 salary bump -- some as significant as Arizona OT Levi Brown, who is getting a $2 million bump in his base salary based on incentives. The complete list of players getting a pay increase can be found on Mac's Football Blog.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, by the way, is getting a very nice increase due the fact he was the team's starter as a rookie. His base salary is going from a scheduled $3,181,250 to $6,442,500 -- a startling $3,261,250 increase.

What a republic!  

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The names of players visiting the Dolphins continue to pour in through various sources.

Add Weber State wide receiver Tim Toone to the upcoming visits. The 5-10, 185-pounder ran a 4.4 at his Pro Day and was very good returning punts. He is scheduled to come in next week.Toone is also visiting the Jaguars.

Virginia Tech outside linebacker Jason Worilds has already visited, according to a source.

Utah safety Robert Johnson, who had six interceptions as a senior, has a visit scheduled with Miami as well, according to a source. At 6-2 and 203 pounds, he is a roaming pass swatter in the deep secondary. You may remember the Dolphins plucked cornerback Sean Smith from the Utah roster last year in the second round.

Add those names to the ones I reported here and here and here and here and here and, of course, here. Eventually, I will try to compile as complete a list as I can and share it in one post.

The Dolphins will have their locals visiting Friday, meaning 30 players who played at local universities or high schools or are simply from the area, can be brought in for a looksee. I'll try to share some more of those names also in the interest of being as complete as possible.

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Last week I posted a poll asking you, the fans, to select Miami's No. 12 overall selection.

Well, as of this hour, 6,047 individuals from as far away as Malaysia, Australia, and even one dude in Fukuoka, Japan voted on my poll. Folks in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, Lima, Peru and Quito, Ecuador also voted.

The only American state not represented among the votes cast was North Dakota.

Oh yeah, the results?

Not surprisingly, Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant is the fan choice with 37.7 percent of the vote. My pick -- because Brandon Graham wasn't included -- was Texas safety Earl Thomas and he is running second with 21.7 percent of the vote. Tennessee nose tackle Dan Williams is running third at 18.2 percent of the votes, followed by Alabama ILB Rolando McClain (11.1 percent), Georgia Tech OLB Derrick Morgan (6.9 percent) and Idaho guard Mike Iupati (4.4 percent) bringing up the rear.

If you haven't voted yet, I encourage you to click on the link above and exercise your God-given right. And if you know any Dolphins fan from North Dakota, contact them and tell them to represent.

   

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IT'S TOO BAD YOU DON'T HAVE ANY KIDS ,ANY WAY YOU CAN STILL MAKE KIDS AT AGE OF 63 ,JUST TRY .

Roethlisberger,

Is still not talking to police. Could this guy be GUITY?

Sorry Guys, Is he GUILTY?

YOU HAVE TO KILL SOME ONE LIKE O . J TO BE GUILTY .

As a couple we've decided its best not to breed any Youngins, Childrens or babys for genetics reasons.

We just know they would end up havin that Weightwatchers gene and be prone to Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire arms.

Soiled :)

Posted by: SoiledBottom | April 06, 2010 at 07:18 PM

I know you're going to think I'm joking. I'm NOT! BRILLIANT!!!!

Soiled,

Seriously, you should be doing Public Service Addresses at colleges and High Schools all across this great land of ours.

Liepers,Like in "Dewey Cox, Walk hard" He Is "GUILTY AS CHARGED"

ODIN,


HE CAN MAKE PUBLIC SERVICE ADDRESSES FOR TEA PARTYS ONLY .

SHOW ME THE EVIDENCE CUBAN .THE UNDER WARE AND ALL .

Monkey/Aloco, I dont think Mr. Soiled bottom is a "tea bagger"....not that there's anything wrong with that.....

No underware, he ate em......

Aloco,

You roach, you rodent, quit hiding behind your keyboard and tell me where you live!

You beady eyed rat, I'm going to show you how a modern day Warrior loots, pillages and plunders.

NO QUARTER! Your refrigerators and liquor cabinets WILL BE MINE!!!!

CUBAN,HELP ME FIGHT THE ODINSEYE FAMILIA .

ok guys, i am gone .good night to all .

Dear Mr. Menace

I have held many positions in my life.

TeaBagger sure..while working for the "Earl Grey" Tea Company.

I have also worked in the Culinary arts...I once Tossed Andy Griffins Salad(True Story) and he was quite impressed.

I just tried to be the best TeaBagger/Salad Tosser I could be.

Soiled :)

Dear Mr. Bottom, yes I've seen your Resume when you applied for a possible cabinet position in the "DODSWORTH/MENACE 2016" administration, your "Vetting" is currently under way............

ok guys, i am gone .good night to all .

Posted by: ALoco | April 06, 2010 at 07:52 PM


You can run but you CANNOT hide!

Vengeance will be MINE!

(please feel free to add/alter any and all cliche's)!

The Mighty ODIN has SPOKEN!!!!

Smart move Aloco, The Warrior means business,just ask the village to the west of him.......not a bottle or a bottom untapped....

Do people not ever think of trading up? The Cleveland Browns have been trading for mass quantities in picks all year. They aren't going to go for a Big Name, they are going for the right player. Trade up and grab Eric Berry, he is by far the best 2ndary coming into the league. We need a big time playmaker on Defense. The Browns will trade down for a trade in 1st round and a player like Smiley or a 4 round pick. Lets not forget, the Brown OLine is terrible.

The Following comment should be ignored.

Among the defense problems are the first and foremost concern. But I also beleve in balance, inproving in air attack in the mid rounds of the draft, and a better "play by play" strategy will help a lot; I'd remember the Colts game, we have the ball with 3 min or so and the posibility to stop the clock one time (or so), for me there was the chance for the winnig drive, aside the defence problems (I'm not excusing Wilson) we could win that game, but not having an air attack going, stold from us the posibility of winning the game.

My Response below

We would have beat teams like the Colts or the Saints IF our Rookie CB's would of played like they have been in the league more then 7 or so games. The CB position is locked up tight, most of the blown coverage we got destroyed by came up the seam from a tight end being cover by a OSL. Our offense had nothing to do with our problems last year. This league isn't about catching the ball 40 yards down field once a game. Although it can help it is not needed. We were a 11-5 team if Ronnie didn't go down. Lets just hope his suspension wont be too harsh.

What kind of coverages will we be running under Nolans scheme, that is different from last year? How is that going to effect the personel decisions this year? Is he a big cover 2 guy, or man to man? I know he likes to blitz, and bring safties up into the box. But that is about it.

Trade up in the 1st round?
I think we need to trade INTO the 1st round.
Stand pat at 12th in the first. Then make some type of package with our 2nd(43) two 6ths, Justin Smiley and maybe even Pennington. Take this package and trade it for somebodies mid 1st rounder.
Thus having two 1st rounders do I pick an offensive playmaker? NOPE!
I pick McClain and Graham!!!!

Let's go Defense!!!!

Darryl Dunphy,

I not sure, but I've never known of him to be a big cover two guy.
I do know he loves to disguise coverages in man to man and bring the pressure.

This is another reason I believe we'll go pass rushing OLB at No.12.

How bout if they use Smiley to
Trade-up and get....
.
.....B e r r y ??
.
.

By the way...

Soiled you're a really funny guy.

How are ya Odinseye?

I dont understand all the talk about picking a WR at 12. How many times would he get the ball thrown his way a game?

It seems liked the Phins scored with no probmlem at times. The real problem was getting torched mainly because of Gibril on defense. This is why I think their first two to three picks will be on defense.

Hey Joe,

Are you funny like a clown...

Cuban Menace,

I agree with you friend. I think he is GUILTY to.

Goodnight Guys,

I'm a legend in my own mind!
.
.

How bout if they use Smiley to
Trade-up and get....
.
.....B e r r y ??
.
.


Posted by: Yazzi | April 06, 2010 at 08:54 PM


In a heartbeat.
Just the same, nobody will give up a top ten pick for Smiley and our 12th.

Ace,

I'm doing very good. I just got my two youngest sons away from my ex and out of the inner city.

As much as I want a Bryant or a Marshall, I just can't see it at this point. It's time to turn the corner with our defense.
I remember all the shootouts we use to get into with Marino behind center.
What I remember more is our defense letting us down when it counted most.
Henne ain't no Marino and even if he was, I still wouldn't want to go down that road again.

"Mike Nolan is a good man," said Klis. "It's the Dolphins' gain, that's for sure. The players will really like playing for Mike Nolan. He's not going to set the world on fire, but he can do some things. I don't think you'll lose because of Mike Nolan. But he's bounced around quite a bit. It'll come down to the players. If you have the players, Mike Nolan will do a good job."


Dear Mr. Pecci

"Soiled you're a really funny guy"

Joe Pecci: You're a pistol, you're really funny. You're really funny.

Soiled: What do you mean I'm funny?

Joe Pecci: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy.

Soiled: what do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?

Joe Pecci: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything.

Soiled: Funny how? What's funny about it?

Odinseye: Soiled no, You got it all wrong.

Soiled: Oh, oh, Odinseye. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?

Joe Pecci: Jus...

Soiled: What?

Joe Pecci: Just... ya know... you're funny.

Soiled: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little Bleeped up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to Bleepin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

Joe Pecci: Just... you know, how you tell the story, what?

Soiled: No, no, I don't know, you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the Bleep am I funny, what the Bleep is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what's funny!

Joe Pecci: [long pause] Get the Bleep out of here, Soiled!

Soiled: [everyone laughs] Ya motherBleeper! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering Unit ya. Cuban Menace, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Joe. You may fold under questioning.

Soiled :)

Is Smiley really of so little value that
he wouldn't balance for even three or four draft notches?

(Like from a 12th up to a 9th??)
.
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Soiled:

Is there a way for One to insure their ever-e x p a n d i n g
'Mind' through

'LLOYD's OF LONDON' !??
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FYI:Yanks 4 RedSox 4 Top 8th

There are a quite a few of us Dolphin fans Down Under, not surprised to see some voting on the poll.

A big thanks to Armando, it's not always easy following a sport that does not get huge coverage on the other side of the world. His articles as well as following the banter (particularly enjoy reading Rob in OC & NJ Phin Fan's thoughts) on here fills a huge hole for info and feeling a part of the Phins community.

All the best from Oz and roll on the draft!

all t

Earl Thomas meeting with the Dolphins a 3rd time on Wednesday, meets the Tuna and going over film with Tony and Jeff. Come on, Earl Thomas at 12, please, please lol.

Fles there you go bloke! Now NJ's head is getting bigger, his ego is expanding to the size of New Jersey. He is an ego maniac piece of filth

Dear Mr. Salguero

I smell a Mutiny.

I just read...(particularly enjoy reading Rob in OC & NJ Phin Fan's thoughts) on here fills a huge hole for info and feeling a part of the Phins community.

And this....Now NJ's head is getting bigger, his ego is expanding to the size of New Jersey.

Could NJ and Rob in the O.C. be starting their blog down under ? Will they be stealing your viewers ?

What ever you decide to do Captain Salguero I'm with ya 100%

Keelhauled, walk the plank, Cabin boys...its your call.

Soiled :)

soiled not to worry.

NJ has a good football mind and at the same time can character assassinate people on this blog by posting under diff names. Very clever this piece of filth

FLES , thank you so much for the kind words Mate. i'm glad i can help out a fellow dolphin fan from down under. I'm glad you appreciate some of the info i can provide that you don't get down under . :)

With High Salaries, we need to look elsewhere in the Draft after the first round to get better value players to fill our needs.

check out my ideas for the later rounds of the draft.

www.FinsFans.com

Kooooooooka

u r

CRAZY.

Its not particularly CLEAVER to type a different name in a space...........


CCCCHHHHEEEEERRRRSSS!

SEAN

I'm HERE!!

WHAT's GOOD??

WHAT DID I SAY WRONG??

YOU WANT TO MEET?? I'm COOl WITH THAT.

6'3 285

OH BABY I'm SCARED NOW.

I HOPE MOST OF THAT IS IN YOUR CHIN.

IT ONLY TAKES 5 POUNDS TO BREAK A JAW.

I'm 6'1 245

TALKIN $HIT NOT TAKING IT.

WHAT DID I SAY TO GET YOUR PANTIES IN A BUNCH.

HOLD UP TAKE A SEC AND PULL THAT G-STRING OUT.


O.K GIVE IT TO ME.

Justin. my name is SEAN GOUGH, I live at 8121 Tall Timber Dr, Gainsville...Im the baddest of the bad. Want some punk???

YO JUSTIN THAT SEAN DUDE IS ALSO NJ...USE YOUR HEAD!

shut ur fat mouth chuckyyy d, as in DIK. Call me Justin so we can meet pus...703-754-0113 my real number...SEAN GOUGH 703-754-0113. IM WAITING

Sean G, Does the name dirty Diana mean anything to you punk!

Sean you imbecile, Justin lives in New Jersey. But he drives a big rig and would probably stop by to see you when he is in town. Some of the brothers can pay you a visit assuming your address is kosher.

WELL!

YOU best BEWARE!

THERE"S violence in thee AIR!

YO! You computer thugs are scary awsome DUDES!

I'ma B - I'ma B - I'ma B

sean is a lowlife "did not make anything of his life" kind of bum. Young stupid punk! bioootch

sean your phone says it is out of service. Can you say pooooosy

Armando,

Do something quick.

Justin, Flava Flav and Chucky D are beefin wit P-Diddy.

Dey got some killa name Remum fin ta ass-inate em.

anybody notice how the idiot sean stopped posting when chuck d mentioned Diana....hmmmm
Makes you wonder

Do we KNOW which of our Triumvirate was the instigator of the Pat White selection?
Most would probably say Parcells, as he's chosen tough little guys before, but White is only 1/2 that equation, it appears.
I'd like to give him another shot, but if he doesn't pan out, he'll be another in a long series of really BAD high picks, along with Jason Allen. Ginn, Merling and Langford, Turner (Sparano's "doesn't play to his size" comment probably refers to the fact he won't go over the middle).Don't forget John Beck (Kolb, picked after him) is starting for Philly.
Add to that some truly horrible FA's (too painful to mention by name) and it means we have a LOT of catching up to do

By the way, Mr. Ruger...those of us who have been Fins fans since 1966 feel entitled to grouse when we see our beloved team select players we feel unworthy to wear the Dolphins uni.
If that offends you, I'd advise you to GET OVER IT.
We BLEED Aqua/Orange/white.

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