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Rumors: 'Can't take it no more'

Rumors.

They are everywhere. Everywhere!

Sometimes, they have zero credence, like the one that said Jason Taylor's contract with the Jets was "close to done." That was almost two weeks ago. I guess close can be a relative term -- like the moon is close to the Earth, if you compare our planet's distance to Pluto.

Sometimes the rumors are based in fact. Remember the rumor I reported to you about Brandon Marshall telling a Denver Broncos teammate he was headed to Miami? Remember the rumor about Ted Ginn being on the trade block?

Well, the days leading to the draft are perhaps the most rumor-filled days on the NFL calendar. And there are some interesting ones floating.

There's a rumor Ronnie Brown is on the trade block. The truth is, Brown cannot be traded right now. He cannot be traded until he signs his restricted free agent tender. The truth is the Dolphins are not actively calling all 31 other NFL teams and offering Brown. But the truth also is if a team approaches Miami about Brown, the Dolphins are more than happy to listen. I believe the Dolphins would gladly trade Brown for a second-round pick. I also believe they aren't likely to get that for him. We'll see.

There's a rumor the Dolphins are intrigued by the idea of trading for Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Apparently the NYGs have taken a sort of liking to South Florida's Jason Pierre-Paul and if that liking develops into them drafting him, that makes Umenyiora not only endangered, but practically extinct on the roster. Umenyiora played at Troy. Bill Parcells regularly looks at players from Troy and, indeed, picked DeMarcus Ware from Troy in 2005. Thus these trade rumors.

But this one is a head-scratcher, if you ask me. Umenyiora would project as an OLB in Miami's defense, but he's never played the position before. So the Dolphins would be interested in giving up a draft pick for Umenyiora after a 29-tackle, 7-sack season even when a team from New York has decided he's no longer a fit. But the Dolphins are apparently not as interested in giving up zero draft picks for Jason Taylor after a 42-tackle, 7-sack season even when a team from New York has decided he'd be a great fit. Yes, I know Umenyiora is 28 years old and Taylor is 35 years old. But I also know the draftee it costs to get Umenyiora would come cheaply and be maybe 21-22 years old.

On the positive side, if the Dolphins do indeed swing this deal for a fifth-round pick, they will have effectively traded Ted Ginn Jr. for Osi Umenyiora. That sounds like an upgrade to me. Ronnie Brown for Osi Umenyiora? Both Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw are recovering from various surgeris. Of course, so is Brown. We'll see.

There's a rumor the Dolphins are trying to trade G Justin Smiley. It is true. It also hasn't gotten done so far. The bottom line here is Smiley has shoulder issues. He had them in San Francisco. He had them in Miami. They are not going away anytime soon. Furthermore, once the Dolphins put Smiley on the market and told him not to report for offseason conditioning, they basically alerted the rest of the NFL Smiley isn't in their long-term plans. The price for Smiley has dropped. Despite this, the Dolphins don't want to simply give him away. Their stance is they can hold onto Smiley up until training camp is set to open in late July. So what might Smiley bring in trade?

Not a lot. Purely speculating here: Maybe a sixth-rounder. Sad isn't it? We'll see.

There's a rumor the Dolphins will attempt to trade down in the coming draft. This is true. Although the chances are better that Miami will have to stick with pick No. 12 for lack of trade-down options, the team seriously would like to drop a handful of spots and pick up a late-second pick in the exchange. The Dolphins are not the only team wanting to do this. Denver might want to trade down also and the Broncos are scheduled to pick at No. 11. So, you guessed it, we'll see.


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I agree with NJ and I also believe at least 2 of them will still be there...

NJ PHIN FAN stand up! Where u at b? Ti kanis?

ALL PEOPLE FROM GREECE SHOULD DONATE MONEY TO THEIR FELLOW GREEK.THE COUNTRY IS IN A BIG DODO , NO FOOD BUT FETTA CHEESE .


DO YOU GUYS WORK ,YOU ALL HERE 24/7 ?

Let me tell you something, screw the jets and their fans. They're nothing but good on paper man. They're the modern version of the redskins. We have their number. Tha tous gamisoume.

JETS ARE THE NEW RED SKIN,THAT SOUND RIGHT .

Damn ALoco, you come here and EVERYONE leaves...what's up with that???

Jets, Redskins, Foreskins...all the same serve no real purpose

FUNNY BOBBYD12, THESE PEOPLE WON'T LEAVE FOR ANY THING BUT A DRINK .

BOBBYD12,


TRY TO TAKE 30 MINUTED FROM THE BLOG AND SEE IF YOU CAN .

ALoco you been drinking man? Your speech sounds a little slurry. LOL

LOL @ aloco. greece does need some help but america isn't far behind with obama following the same policies greece did.

FB , re malaka , that's just the way aloco speaks. his mouth is full of meatball subs.

ALoco, the Govt. should send you onto some Al-Qaeda web sites...within 10 mins you and ur cast of characters will have everyone gone and converting to Christianity or trying to find where u live just so they can enjoy their site...

A re malake Aloco, if you go to Greece they won't know what to do with you. You'll be the laughing stock of the boys. Hahaha to malaka.

NJ PHIN, where is GreekArsenal?

Don't mention the word Greek to loud because Pricemaster will come on and then the blog goes to total shyt...

bobbyd12, I'm excited for thursday man. I really want Thomas, especially now that the stinkin' jets are trying to trade up to get him.

Don't forget tomorrow night at 7pm est. is the NFL schedule release

LOL... pricemaster goes greek... hahaha... forgot about that old debate

Interesting 3 days coming FB..schedule tommorow.. JT and Rothensburger decision probaly on Wed and draft Thurs!!! Excited

I'm tired of hearing Dan Williams' name. I don't want that guy, he's not worth a 12 pick. For that we should trade down or select the best player available such as Spiller or Dez.

FB , den xuiro po ine o arsenalgreek. mipos tha erthe istera.

pion tha paroume sto draft? Ti les esi?

Dan Williams will be a very good NT and really blossomed under Monte Kiffin last year... He could go before the Dolphins pick to a team like Buffalo or even Denver... NT is a very important position in the 3-4 and Paul Solai, the big pineapple does not cut it... The Dolphins missed out on NT last year and need to take care of it this year... Dan Williams is the prototype size for this position... have you seen how strong his lower body is???

I agree it is not a glamorous pick, but Dan Williams would fill a major whole in the Dolphins D

FB . tha paroume morgan , mclain or kindle . mipos williams.

Por favor no hablan en griego.

Ok . carlito . it is a little disrespectful

Carlito you might be right, but I just don't see the big fallout in talent between him and the other NT's available to us in the draft. You can't say that about Dez and Cj because they're head and shoulders above everyone else at their respective positions. My opinion of course, what do I know...

greek....price MASTER COME ON IN .GREECE DOESN'T HAVE ANY MONEY LIKE BOBBYD12 ,

Un montón de gente de aquí se puede hablar en español, pero no lo hacen

BOBBYD12, I AM SORRY BUT I HAVE TO GO TO LET OTHERS ENJOY THE BLOG AND YOURSELF .

That's OK, that's what it's like working at Miami Airport...I understand nothing BUT I speak enough for people to understand...LOL. Just need to learn the important words to talk to the Colombian girls!!!

Fb,

Dan Williams is head and shoulders above the other NT's in the draft... Cody is the only other one that seems to have a chance of going in the 1st round.... There are other good prospects like Cam Thomas and Linval Joseph, but I think there will be a run of NT's in the 2nd round so those guys might not be there in the 3rd or 4th round... There are alot of 3-4 teams now that need big guys in the middle

COLOMBIAN GIRLS ARE THE WORST .TRY CUBAN OR MEXICO THEN YOU FINISH TRY THE BEST COSTA RICAN .

ALoco, u bust my ballz everyday, don't get sensitive, you know I like ur schtick...make me laugh everyday

Ahhh !! , Colombian girls. YUM !!

FETTA

WHERE'S ROB IN OC THE SOUL OF THIS BLOG? DID ANY ONE NOTICE WHEN THE BLOG IS ACTIVE ,HE'S TO BE HEARD .

no problemo carlito.

Carlito, you got it bro. Apologies for speaking in Griego. I speak spanish too you know. :-)
I guess Williams is fine but if the trifecta think they can get a decent NT in the 3rd, then they'll go for a OLB like Morgan or Kindle.

WHY CARLITO DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO SPEAK GREAK ? HE SPEAKS SPANISH AND NO ONE SAY ANY THING .ZORBA THE GREAK .

Young Colombian girls are taught they should marry guys older then them so they can be treated better and be established...I believe that should be taught to every culture!!! These young Colombians are smokin hot and friendly...

ALoco, by younger I mean 20s...

Dan williams wont be the pick at 12---and im not a fan of taking any DT prospect in top 20 because they are not ready to step in rite away, i rather give soliai one more year and draft a nt late or sign another vet----get the skill positions on defense this draft----===Linebacker inside and out and at least two probably 3

NJ, why you so busy at work??? Everyone all of a sudden want to get in shape for summer???

Carlito; Dan Williams was an unknown until his senior season. No way I would use the 12th or 22nd pick on him.

The massive space-eater inside entered his senior campaign with 19 career starts and averaging 44 tackles the previous two seasons. He was viewed as a potential mid-round pick. However, Williams quickly developed into one of the SEC's most feared big men, registering 61 tackles over the regular season to lead all conference linemen.


Re-dedicated himself after the hiring of Lane Kiffin. Was moved to the nose and his draft stock "skyrocketed" as a senior. Was characterized by Monte Kiffin as a "undrafted free agent" based on film before the 2009 season … Has struggled maintaining his weight in the past. Has been as heavy as 357 pounds and ballooned to over 340 during the off-season last year. Played at 320-325 this season.

He has had one decent season...was seen as a free agent type by his college coach...and now he's suppose to be worth the 12th pick? Really?

tuna drafts NT late wit ferg and ratliff---dan williams wont be the pick, or at least thats what i think

ALoco, how many meatball subs have you had so far today? 8, 9? I'm hungry bro.

GOOD POST FISHYPETE, I LEARNED SOME THING ABOUT DAN WILLIAMS .

carlito Hay muchos griegos malditos aqui? Con el grandote con la boca mas grande del Norte, NJ. hahahhahahahahhahahaha

LOL @ BOBBYD12, BINGO !!! that's exactly right. THAT AND i also had a 2 day open gym for people to come in and work out for free, i had a DJ and there were vendors for various supplement companies. People signing up left and right. this usually happens right about now , when the summer is over and right before and after after the holidays for their new year resolutions.

Caballo . be careful . i undestand spanish . and i will get the many greeks on here after you.

NJ, glad ur busy...I bet more then 50% don't make it two months...people start off like gangbusters, then they realize it's work and slowly drop off...people don't realize this is a "lifelong" commitment to be healthy...never ends

Bobbyd12 . 2 months ????? Some don't make it past 2 weeks !! LMFAO !. It is indeed a lifelong commitment. It's really a way of life. i also had some other things that kept me from blogging for almost 2 weeks that i mentioned previously.

About 3 years ago I got Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle" guy tells it like it is, no magic pills, no magic solutions ...kept me motivated for three years so far...I swear by his book, best investment I have ever made

NJ asto malaka. Who the heck is caballo? Are u serious? Get outta here bit$h!
NJ, do you own a gym or something?

Well, I gonna get some sleep, guys are coming to replace my water heater which shyt the bed and flooded my laundry room today...never ending

bobbyd12. It's all hard work. no easy ways about it my friend.

FB ahora si. Un mariquito que puede hablar malas palabras. Que miedo tengo ahora. hahahhahaha

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