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Dolphins to conduct private workout with Newton

Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton has a private workout scheduled with the Dolphins, a source is telling the NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora.

Newton, perhaps the most scrutinized and talked-about player in the draft, also has workouts scheduled with Carolina, Washington, Buffalo, Minnesota, Tennessee, Cincinnati and Cleveland, according to the report.

What does that all mean?

It means Newton is such a compelling and imposing quarterback talent that teams at the very top of the draft are going to give him serious consideration. And it also means there is no clear consensus on Newton as a franchise quarterback type because teams slated to select well into the first round are looking very closely because he might be around when they select.

The Dolphins?

General Manager Jeff Ireland has promised to do all his homework on quarterbacks. Thank God! The Dolphins need a game-changer at the position so they are apparently leaving no pebble unturned and dismissing no possibility in an effort to upgrade.

Picking Newton, assuming he is available when the Dolphins select at No. 15, isn't necessarily an instant upgrade. Wherever he is selected, the chances of him starting immediately are slim. The kid is a physical speciman at 6-foot-5 and 248 pounds. He runs like the wind. He has a bazooka for an arm.

And having said that, there are questions about his footwork, accuracy, technique, ability to adjust to a pro-style attack after playing in the spread offense at Auburn, and there are questions about how quickly he'll learn to recognize coverages and be able to manipulate safeties.

So there's a lot to investigate on Newton.

If you ask me, I am thrilled the Dolphins are doing the work.

And yes, despite all the questions, I'd love for Miami to take him if he's available at No. 15. I don't think he'll be there.

But I have a dream.

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fin4life,

No not comparing their exact situation as much as the fact that you can take a once highly regarded player and have him slip down the boards for whatever reason.

Like it, will be interesting to see where Mallet ends up going. Do the drug rumors keep people from the kid who is most Pro ready with the cannon arm? Does he fall like Marino did becasue of it? Maybe with his interview skills or lack thereof teams start downgrading him to the 2nd or further?

Cam with his Dads drama, the Icon comments, the footwork, the OFF he ran, the inaccuracy he displays at times... many, many reasons for the guy to tuble farther than is being portrayed by most media outlets right now.

Then again, it only takes one to fall in Love.

Cheers,

Dying escaped with his 10,000 before aloco takes it from him.lo

ALL THE SPANISH LADY GORILAS IN APE CITY ARE GOING TO BE AT THE TRIAL OF THE GANG OF DEFEAT AND HYENA COWHER WITH NAKED ORPAH WINFRY GIVING THEM HER BREST MILK

They have to work him out because he's black and Miami is 15% black. Dophins won't draft Scam Cam, and he won't be there, thank Odin.

odinseye,

LOL!

Aliens were experimenting on how to get better production from a turd and ended up with ALoco.

They would later abandon the project in unanimous conclussion that the turd was perfect just the way it was!

DyingBreed, why did you escape with your 10,000 when aloco said he's on ?

Harry X,

Than for you Scott Tolzien of Wisconsin is your QB of choice...

68.1% completions for his whole career!

81% completions vs the blitzes from Big 10 opponents!

The kid is pretty damn accurate and especially when he is under duress.

Maybe a QB worth taking a flyer on late.

Cheers,

@ Rob,

To me there is no doubt that the most interesting of the group is Mallet, if he were to free fall into the 2nd. rd and we managed to trade our way back in it woud make for an interesting scenario, by the way if Newton fell to us who in the back end of the draft could you see makinga play, Seattle ?

odin,

Laugh Out Loud!!

Let the Hyena's howl but, your gonna pillage anyways!

Classic.

Cheers,

DAYING BREED AND THE GANG OF DEFEAT WILL HAVE NO FOOD AT APE CITY JAIL ONLY ORPAHS BREST MILK UNTIL THERE TRIAL IS OVER.

Who the hell is phin4life ? !!!!

Dolphins working Newton out could be a trade back ploy.

If a team in back of the pack falls in love with Newton and are in fear the Dolphins will take him. Dolphins hoping that team has enough fear to trade places and give up thier 2nd rd pick.

By doin this Pizza pie, you do realize the Fins brass won't draft you now right?

Cheers,

DyingBreed = phin4life=nj phin fan.

Hey Aloco that`s some damn good English and proper grammer in your post as phin4life !

fin4life,

Now you know its ALoco, lol. He's impostering me too. Alien technology isnt always perfect! LOL.....

Fin4life.... Commenting on your post way back at 5:04.

Yeah, there is no doubt Cam Newton has a very effective hype machine that promotes him. Here is what I believe about that sort of thing. You do need to know for yourself what a player is really all about. I feel to have seen that player in action is the only way to really have any sort of conception and understanding of what he is and is not capable of. I have no doubt in my mind Cam Newton had mad athletic ability. I have seen it with my own eyes. Its why I believe he will need to be in a system specifically tailored for him. Not for him to be tailored to a system. He would have a damn solid chance of falling flat in that situation. I have seen the RAW QB talent that he has. No one can tell me after only 1 full year of Action in Auburn that they have a 100% understanding of Cam and that he is mature and experienced enough to. No one can tell me because there is no way for anyone to know for certain about anything other then what they have seen.

I think your position is a wise one.... You really don't know... so your leaving it alone and not pretending that you do.

BTW.... VY is the one QB who I believe could bring some instant success in Miami. I would still rather see a Drafted guy come in... Or Both! Kolb scares me... Flynn ain't happening, Orton is going nowhere until Teebow proves he is ready, and that long sorry ass list of FA QB's is enough to gag a sh*t wagon maggot. Vince could do some good, I'm not one bit afraid of the so called "Instability"... V. Davis got that label, so did Marshall and incognito. I like Jeff Fisher... I just think Him and VY did not see eye to eye on anything. Other then they hated each other!

Mr. dying, i ned the 10 grande to git mi leetle mujer to USA. Well, she no so leetle so much no more. I tink Jose has ben feeding her his fat burrito.

please help Mr dying

IF I KNOW HOW TO WRITE ENGLISH LIKE DYING BREED AKA PHIN4LIFE ,I WOULD ASK DB TO GIVE EVERY BLOGGER 10 GRAND .

fin4life,

I see Seattle really wanting a QB but I picture Mallet or Colin Kaepernick being more Pete Carrolls speed.

I can only hope they are infatuated and want to move up as it would work out well for us imho.

Cheers,

What's up fellas?

It's been a while since I added my two cents. The only way Newton gets drafted by Miami is if Miami trade UP and by trading UP they would have to move up to about pick 6. I don't see him making it past a QB starved franchise like San Fran or Tennessee in back to back picks. I think it's highly unlikely he makes it past Buffalo at #3.

If I were Buffalo I would run to the podium if Newton was available. Sure he is coming from a spread option offense and only has 1 year under his belt in college but the fact is he DOMINATED the SEC. He also won a championship in JUCO. The dude is a winner. He has electric talent that makes everyone around him better.

Some say he is similar to Vince Young. I say he could be more similar to Big Ben. He can find a way to win with his legs, throwing and won't have to be pretty to win. I think he is just a WINNER which is what you want your QB to be and that is a winner.

If Miami somehow does get him. I am willing to sacrifice a year or 2 waiting for him to come along. He has that much potential that he is worth waiting for him to develop.

But Miami has no chance to get him INO

WE SHOULD CALL DB LIKE THAT........DYINGBREED 10,000

Newton will never be a starting quarterback in this league.

fin4life,

I have no problem bringing VY to town but why are we trading for him? Looks like the Titans will be in a position where they chop him and I'm not a fan of giving away ANY more picks. I think that's partly who we've gotten into this mess in the first place. Lamar Gordon, Daunte Culpepper, AJ Feely, even Brandon Marshall. Enough of giving assets away all the time and then a year or too later realizing we made a mistake. I don't see the Pats or Packers or Steelers making those mistakes.

Yes to adding to VY to the mix, no to trading MORE assets to bring him in.

Mr Aloco, ¿wat cam I do to git my women to dis cuntry? I fraid Jose has ben giving mamacita his secret suace.

Rob in OC...

You brought up Carson Palmer (even if just mentioning him)... I have really given Palmer some thought. You know, That guy was one of the most complete QB's that ever came out of USC. He was MILES beyond Sandcheeze... and did not have the maturity issues of Leinart.

I cannot help but wonder now that any mechanics issues or defensive recognition issues should be a thing of the past.... If what Palmer really needs is a change of scenery and a new group of players around him as motivation?

Damn I think with all the tools and talent that Palmer has... is USC such a QB Jinx that someone like him cannot be better? I would LOVE to see him here if the draft isn't productive. I think he is a better prospect then that bucket of FA rejects that is sitting out there is... what do you or anyone else think?

I'm just asking as curiosity... not trying to make a case... just a conversation about a guy who should be better!!!!

AndyNJ,

If Miami traded up to #6 with anyone, in the least it cost our 3rd pick to do so.

The draft scenario would equal:

0 2nd rd pick + 0 3rd rd pick

= 1st rd qb that cant start in 2011.

Therefore our 2011 draft begin at 4th rd. Because our 1st rd pick cant help us in 2011 and we now would have a 2nd or 3rd rd pick. Brilliant! LOL..........

I LIKES TO PEEK MY BUT AN SNEEF SONSTYNES I RUBBED ON TEO JAMS ANS SNEEF TUGETIR I TALCS ABOT NAKED OPRAH BREST MILK CUASED I DREM OF DEM PUPYS ALSO HYENA COWHER IN BAHAMAS BAMBU CITY MOUTAN MAN WIL DEFET DA APE CITY GORILAS ROB IS CLAS OF BLOG I LEDER OG GANG OF DEFAT

I gotta go rustle up some chow.

Y'all be good ta one another.

** Remember, most all of us here are true blue fans. Even if we have some passionate arguments with differing ideas on how to get back to winning more games, playoffs and SBs we are still rooting for the same side.

Cheers,

CraigM,

Even if we gave up a 2nd rd pick for VY its still a good deal. We're getting a former top 3 overall pick qb that now has nfl experience and is a proven nfl winning qb.

We cant get that with one of these 1st rd qb's in the 2011 draft. Plus most importantly VY is still young and his best playing days are still ahead of him.

Rob-OC,

Kiper has Newton going to the Bengals too. Just heard it on espn. LOL........

Good Evening Phin Land, I See LIL Aloco seems to be on his third tube gorrilla glue, What else is going on??????????(BTW Lil Aloco, Is Cowher gonna be coach of the ape city monkey's???, And what division will they be playing in???)

I think I just tinkled on myself! Tee hee!

Derek4Dolphins,

Regarding Palmer. I think he will find that Mike Brown absolutely will not cave in.

This is a Billionaire that has given him a ton of money and weapons around him in Cedric Benson, Ocho and TO + Gresham TE. They used to have WR Chris Henry as well R.I.P. Now, you want to walk out on your team? I think Mike Brown will out Palmer in Al Davis / Marcus Allen purgatory to rot for all he cares.

I believe Cincy will retain his rights and he will have to retire to get away from the Bengals. This would gobble up time and make Carson less attractive. He is pretty advanced in his career so in my opinion doesn't fit what the Fins are doing as much with their building through youth program.

That's my thought on it bud

Cheers,

five rabbits and chocolate shirts the jewish snap cake came to salt robot and flew nectarines purple glory

Breed, Why does Lil Aloco hate us so much????

ROTFLMAO@ Cuban Menace 06:46 PM

"ALoco's on his 3rd tube of Gorilla glue"

LOL.......................................

DyingBreed,

So I guess Miami continues with mediocre talent at the QB position and continues to hope for at least a .500 record.

But no worries because this regime needs to win now and won't draft a QB in round 1 anyway. They are just going through the motions in my opinion.

By the way forget the 2nd round pick giving up just a 3rd to move up to take Newton and you wouldn't do it? Wow. Miami fans have gone from wanting excellence from the QB position to the next Jay Fiedler.

DyingBreed 10,000 ,


i love you .

I have a dream too. I have it every night and its more like a nightmare. The Dolphins pick Cam Newton by moving up in the draft by giving up next years first and this years third. He is a HUGE bust and we have no draft picks or qbs and go through another decade of .500 ball. Then I wake up sweating but happy because I realize it was only a bad dream and the Dolphins probably wont take a chance on a QB in the first round with character issues as well as tons of problems in his game, mentally and physically. To big of a risk and this regime HAS to get this draft right or they're gone. They will stick with the player they feel will be able to contribute immediately. They WILL NOT draft a project with their first pick and thinking they would is ignorant.

cuban, that was a good fake aloco.

DB...

Do you think VY would cost us that much...?

Tennessee is set at DE but are a mess at DT. I feel a 3rd or 4th and perhaps one of the HUGE ends that we carry would be a nice deal...? Since TN. Runs a 4-3 they use a lighter line... That allows out DE's to be as big or even bigger then their DT's. We don't have any DT's that we would part with (Soliai) or that are worth that trade (Baker)... I just think Miami has been loose with the 2nd rounders lately... For good reason... None the less, we have all learned that those 2nd round pick not there changes the entire dynamic of your teams ability to draft well... We could be in much better position to work this draft if we already had that 2nd round pick back.

I do however think VY is worth kicking the tires on... and as I said, after V. Davis, Marshall and Incognito... The whole "Attitude and off field problem thing" does not scare me.

Cuban Menance,

ALoco hates us so much out of jealousy that it was awful crowded on his short yellow and his endless entorage of alter personalities.

Can you imagine all of the helmet banging and window helmet banging that went on inside of there?

It must have cost his school district a huge fortune in new bus window replacement alone. LOL..........

The doctors couldnt tell where the illiteracy ends and the head injuries began either. LOL..............

@ Andy NJ,

Actually it has more to do with the multiple needs the team is faced with addressing more than anything against a trade because in your scenario we leave ourselves no viable option to stop the bleeding Off. until rd.4 aside from the fact that if I were to be honest I wouldn`t trade up for Newton, not now, not ever you make it sound like it`s the 83 or 04 draft we really aren`t loosing much with this group, IMHO

The situation with Newton is interesting...
1. The FO needs to SELL HOPE....they need to sell hope RIGHT NOW...to both the fans and also to the owner Stephen Ross...Thats one thing they despeartly need to do to buy themselves time and to keep the wolves from the door...and if by some starnge chance Newton is there at 15 then they need to know if they will pick him....no matter what anybody says this move would sell MUCHO HOPE...so its an option that would not have an outcome for say 3 years at best...it suits the FO..

The other side of the coin is that they are looking to "let it be known" that they may be interested in Newton in case they can make a deal on draft day..it could be posturing..
These guys are well aware of Hennes limitations and they know they are on the clock..so...will they trade down and jag say Mallet / Ponder / Kaepernick, with a FA later?..Thats my bet...or will they try and sell immediate HOPE and if there pick Newton...think of the BUZZ that would create..the discussions, the interviews the hype...
Will it work out...the reality is that anything they do COULD FAIL....even trading down could be an A GRADE FLOP...

Why?....because they are mediocre at best talent evaluators.Thats why any move they make either way for me is fraught with a lack of confidence....
If I was Ross I would look for a consultant type talent evaluator to assist these guys...
maybe now that the TUNA is gone, they will perform better in the draft....bottom line?..who knows..!!!!

Daunte Culpepper reincarnated!! Dont want him!!! I'd take him in 2nd (if we had or get a pick) and use him how they intended to use Pat White!!

COCANE!! TORA TORA TORA COCANE!!

Derek4dolphin-

Just stating I would have no problem giving up to a 2012 2nd rd'er for VY. Not saying that's what he'll cost.

AndyJ-

If our 2011 draft begins at the 4th rd we're probably going to still be mediocre a few years longer anyway.

6th-7th rd'ers almost never start and even if they make a contribution its in a very extremely limited role.

Its very unlikely 4th-5th rd'ers start, so you better draft guys that can have impact on st's and become offensive role players.

Last I checked we need far more on offense than what I just listed. That's exactly what not having a 2nd or 3rd rd picks gives us. Then we have an unproven nfl qb that's not ready to play for 2-3 seaons to boot.

Your plan has us pretty much "tanking" the 2011 season. But if we "tank" it well enough we can spend another 1st rd pick at qb by taking ANDREW LUCK. At least we would be getting it right that time.

Rob in OC...

Thanks for your Honesty and opinion. As far as Mike Brown goes... I could not agree more with you. He has Benson in FA this year... so he's already looking at losing a productive (not great) player.

I think I should be clear on Vince Young. I believe Miami MUST address the QB position. But in the words of a guy I really don't like, Bill Parcells speaking to the Franchise QB issue... "They are not growing those guys on trees"... Now we can all play the "We shoulda, coulda, woulda"... game. But that is just BS hindsite that goes nowhere.

The draft has guy with talent, I believe there are 4 perhaps 5 guys on that Draft list who have a realistic chance of playing in the NFL in no particular order, Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Mallet and Ponder. I believe every other name will be on some "Where are they now?" ESPN special in 5 years.

Miami may not be able to get to one of these guys, and FA only offers about 2 guys who are realistically available and could be a contributing player until Youth can be drafted and developed... if not this year... then next. Kolb and Young are those 2 guys... They are either "Stop gaps" or "Break out capable"... either way its can help get us where we want to be. But condemning people or the team for trying SOMETHING until they can do what they want is unfair. As Bill said... "They don't grow on trees" and "hind sight has no place in reality"... it may just be next year before Miami drafts its man... Maybe Brandstater breaks out as the next Marino, Montana, Young, Manning, Brady all in one package!!!!????... UUHHHHHH.... Maybe!!!!

OK Guys, The Cuban's gonna drink a couple cold ones and watch a little Heat-Lakers, Have a "Fintastic" Nite........

Later Menace! LOL..........

HAHA!, Marooned on a Deserted Island @1:58PM.

I SEE THAT THE CEO OF THE GANG OF DEFEET IS HEAR ALONG WITH THE VICE PREISDENT OF THE GANG OF DEFFET,I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY MY TAXES DOLLORS.

Man, that ugandan guy @6;48 PM is either on some kind of altered yayo, or he is Bipolar.

WHY DOS DB FILP FLOP ON EVERYTHING?, HE IS THE FOUTIAN OF MIS-INFORMATION.

Andy...

I don't think Miami would hesitate for one moment to give up a third or even a 2nd in next years draft to move up to #6 for Newton (If he is still there... I doubt it)... But I feel it is important to remember that Miami only has a Half of the say-so... Hell... Miami could offer the entire 2011 Draft to Carolina for the #1 pick... or even their 3rd, 4th and 5th picks... But Carolina would have to agree.

Its the same with trading players... You can offer or request whatever the hell you want... Does not mean you get it.

I really don't think The Dolphins or its fans are ready to settle with Mediocrity, Bring in Marshall and Dansby last year at just under $100 Million shoots that idea out of the sky... VERY FEW teams will do what Ross did last year.

If the guy is not there... he is not there. And tanking a season is not only wrong... it is illegal.(I'm not saying this is what you are advocating in any way). People in management and the football side of the business would go to jail for certain. The Dolphins have what any good lawyer would argue to be a mutually understood desire to win and succeed, and because of that understanding, Miami would have a fiduciary responsibility to at the least try and field a winning team every week. If it were ever determined that Miami intentionally fielded a sub standard product in order and to protect or procure a draft pick.... Heads would roll in the League and in Miami. Ross would lose his Franchise for 100% certain if it were proven.

I wish Miami had more alternatives... But the CBA, lack of a 2nd round pick (Everyone wanted a Big Time receiver... Remember...?) and the delayed FA term has made this a HORRIBLE season to replace a QB.

DB,DID THEY NAME FLIP-FLOPS (THE SHOE THE POOR PEOPLE WEAR) AFTER YUO?

they better take newton, because if they don't and whoever does take him and they play the dolphins and newton simply torches them, all the dumbass' will be saying why didn't they draft newton!!

Aloco,

Did your mother not give you enough attention when you were growing up? I thought this was a blog for sports not for some idiot who lacks attention that forgot to take his medication and has nothing better to do in life but act like an idiot!!! To those of you who entertain this fool are as ignorant and annoying as him!!

Any body got anything on Tom Brandstater ??...Has size and apparently pretty good action???....any details?...he may be really good...whats his temeperament?

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