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Dolphins on the road this week to study ... everybody!

The Dolphins are on the road.

General Manager Jeff Ireland, head coach Tony Sparano and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll are among a contingent of Dolphins representatives who traveled from Auburn's campus Sunday -- where they met and worked out quarterback Cam Newton -- to Alabama's campus Monday -- where they worked out and met with running back Mark Ingram -- to Arkansas Tuesday -- where they worked out and met with quarterback Ryan Mallet and, according to NFL.com, tight end D.J. Williams.

The Miami contingent, or significant parts of it, will be on campus at Virginia Tech today to check out the talent there. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and tight end Andre Smith are of interest to the Dolphins. As happened at Fayetteville, Ark. on Tuesday, the quarterback will be scheduled to throw to the tight end.

Both Williams and Smith are considered outstanding blockers. Neither will ever be mistaken for Tony Gonzalez. These are H-back types. Sparano said he wants a run-first offense. These guys would certainly add to that.

And the conclusion you should draw from all of this is that the Dolphins are merely doing their due diligence. They are turning over every rook. (Yes, that was supposed to be a pun.)

There's been much speculation that the Dolphins will pick Ingram with the No. 15 overall selection. I will say for the hundreth time since I was told as much by a source: Miami wants to trade down in the coming draft. The Fins believe the value of a pick later in the draft with the addition of a late secod-round pick would be higher (depending on who is actually available at No. 15 on draft day) compared to simply picking at their scheduled spot.

Having said that, the team is considering highly talented players that come with some major flags.

Ingram? Doesn't have prototype size and his speed is a source of interest, depending on whom you're talking to. He isn't necessarily explosive, although the Dolphins aren't overly concerned about that aspect because he's quite dependable. Don't forget these are the negatives. There a ton of positives that make him perhaps the No. 1 back in the draft, according to one scout I trust.

Mallet? Great arm. Good accuracy. He has most of the tangible skills that should make him a fine QB. So why isn't he a certain Top 10 pick? Why isn't he even a certified first round pick?

The problem with him, I'm told, is not whispers of narcotics use or even a drunken disorderly arrest last year. The question with Mallet, one very good NFL source tells me, is the kid is said to have absolutely zero leadership skills. None.

That might not be a big deal if Mallet were, say, a guard or tight end. But a quarterback? Leadership is arguably 50 percent of the job.

Understand this: The Dolphins have a quarterback today, on the roster, who can make practically every throw. He works exceedingly hard. He is smart enough to know what to do. But everyone wonders if he has it. Everyone wonders why he seems so robotic. Everyone wants to see life and leadership from him.

So why is it that the Dolphins would pay a premium draft pick for a kid whose leadership skills are being questioned at this early stage in his career?

To double down on similar problems?

This is where the meetings the Fins are having with Mallet must bring them a comfort level that they can mold Mallet or bring something out of him he apparently hasn't shown in abundance already. It's a hard sell. Yes, someone will believe they can bring it out of him. But at the expense of a first-round pick?

Taylor? He's a leader. He's athletic. He's a worker. But he's not gifted with the kind of accuracy, arm, and size that other QBs in the draft apparently have. He's not a first-round pick. He's probably not a second-round pick.

And after Miami's painful and failed experience with Pat White, the Dolphins are certain not to repeat the mistake again in that they're not going to project undersized, run-first QBs higher than they did in the past.

Oh, did I forget to mention Cam Newton? Yeah, I guess I did. That's because I don't seem him being available when the Dolphins pick at No. 15.

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budtki --continued--

to summarize the last previous two entries(see above)

1) do NOT trade DOWN.
2) trade ricky and a 2012 pick to aqurie a 2011 #2 pick, or whatever it takes(note: brown must loose 25 lbs.)
3) use freeagency to solve QB and buy time for henne, and hoard a pick.
4) exploit our #1 to bring speed, excitement and the big play to the running game(note: due to wear and tear, freeagency is NOT a good option here)
5) hoard another pick by using freeagency on the o-line.(incognito is the standard whereas age and experience it a BIG plus here)
6) exploit our #2 pick(aquired in a ricky+2012 pick combo trade) to aquire and galvanize the reciever position, as so many teams have been adding explosive recievers like dez bryant and desean to squads that already include stud recievers. this is the new air assault trend, TIME TO KEEP UP WITH THE REST OF THE LEAGUE!

MR SABOTAGE ALWAYS SAYS THE OVIOUS .WE KNOW SUCCESS BREEDS CONFIDENCE ...........

THE TRICK IS JUST FEW CAN DO IT.


ROB/ VERY GOOD POST .

GRAIG M.... ROGERS SHOWED A LEADERSHIP FROM THE DAY HE STARTED PLAYING AND PLEASE STRIKE BREES FROM THAT LIST,YOU R RIGHT .

On Mallet: I would be more concerned about his pocket mobility and tendency to accept a sack rather than step up. Also been said speed/footwork-incapable of rolling out....probably due to his size.

I don't know if he can be coached up on these things.

To be able to tradedown from the #15 position isnt a major problem. Getting what youre asking for could be the hitch. IMO, someone from the top 10 has to fall to get a 2nd rd pick.

A player from #11-#15 positions may only garner an extra mid 3rd rd pick for us. But you never know. If a team in back of the draft pack falls in love with Mallett, they maybe willing to give up thier late 2nd rd pick to grab him.

An all of a sudden draft day infactuation with Mallett may hold the key to getting a 2nd rd'er for us in a tradeback scenario. Mallet has had great workouts for everyone and would be a top 15 pick if not for other issues.

CB Talib from Tampa in a lot of trouble over a shooting incident. Isn't this really just more proof of guys coming out of College with question marks ulimately showing there true colours? Isn't this further proof that should be leary of guys with character concerns coming into the NFL. Ireland got criticized for how he handled Dez Bryant last year but don't we as fans want our GM asking the tough questions, really doing their due dilligence on this stuff. As with Bryant, where there's smoke there's fire.

Guys want to say, 'yeah but you can't have a team of choir boys on the team'. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about the guys who trouble seems to follow everywhere they go. Pacman Jones etc... Other guys say 'it only matter what they do on the field'. That's cr*p too!! You have too many guys like this on your team and it will bury you.

personally, i think it's (his leadership) has been undermined by his coaches. i think they were so busy telling him what to do rather than letting him go out on the field and being the leader of the team they may have undermined his confidence as a leader and the confidence the team has in him as a leader. i've seen this happen in all types of businesses. someone hires a person to manage their business but they keep too much control and undermine the manager's ability to do his job. that could be what we are looking at here. i don't know for sure but it is possible.

DB,

If the best we can do is trade back in the first and get another team's third for our 15th, I would be fine with that. Plenty of good talent still available in the third round. To walk away with a RB (like Williams), let's say an OL and a TE in our first three picks, would be something to be excited about.

ARMANDO:

WHAT ABOUT JULIO JONES

ALo-con-us,

Anger is weapon a man uses and in turn burns down his own city. I'm absolutely thrilled I can garner so much of your undivided attention.

It just lets me know that youre always thinking of me. Im very pleased you hold me in such high esteem that Im always on YOUR Useless little mind! LOL...............

dm1dolphan,

I assume in your last post you were talking about Henne? I agree with your comments.

I rue the day we ever let this guy go to another team because he will show up just what a poor job the coaches did with him, if he leaves.

RB RANKING FOR DRAFT 2011;;;;;;;

1-MARK INGRAM......... ALB........17 TD
2-MIKEL LESHOURE....IL
3-RAYN WILLIAMS..... V.TEC
4-DANIEL THOMAS....... KA.......... 11 TD
5-SHANE VEREEN....... CA.............. 12 TD
6-GORDAN TODMAN.............. CONN.....14 TD


ANY ONE WILL DO

If someone from the top 10 drops why wouldn't we consider that player? Why trade away quality for quantity when quality is what you are so desperatly lacking? We already have enough mediocre players. This whole teams problem for the last 10 years has been too few quality players.

Also this talk of accepting a 3rd for a 15 just seems plain ridiculous to me. If someone wants our 15 make them pay up, or we keep it, not run the team like a discount department store.

CraigM,

As I posted, I wouldnt totally eliminate a draft day Ryan Mallett infactuation holding the key to trade back scenario gaining us the 2nd rd'er we seek. It's not entirely off the radar as of yet! LOL...........

DB, I JUST VOICED MY VIEW ON YOUR POST,NOT EVERY POST OF YOURS DESERVE ANSWER .NO ANGER ...CAN'T I SAY WHAT I FEEL OR ARE YOU ABOVE IT ALL ?

0x80,

It isnt out of the question we ourselves would not draft a player falling from the top 10. I was illustrating that's most probably what has to happen to make it more appealing for a team to give us thier 2nd rd pick in trade back scenario. Thats all bud! LOL.............

0x80,

I think the only guy we would really be interested in who could fall is Julio Jones. I don't think he would fall. I like Jones a lot. You have to ask yourself though, are we prepared to pass on Ingram to take Jones and then not pick again until 79th pick, hoping there will be a running back of quality there. It's a tough call. I just feel Jones would be a bit of a luxury pick for us. We need more speed at WR, which he would give us but I don't think our WRs are that bad.

I also think if we can ONLY get a first and a third round pick back for 15 we do it. Do walk away with guys like Leshoure and an OL and D J Williams, rather than just Ingram and whoever in the third would be a good coup.

0x80,

Who else do you think might fall from the top ten that we would take?

Not going to mention any names, wth, yes I will. LOL.....

ALo-con-us seem to wanna speak to me but my ears are heavily waxed. If only Chad Henne could throw such a beautiful FADE! LOL...........

OX80 JUST WROTE A POST THROWING MR SABOTAGE THEORY TO THE WIND......... IS HE ANGRY ? THEN MR SABOTAGE VERY FAST CHANGED HIS MIND AND AGREED WITH 0X80 .

GUYS,

I AM TOTALLY ESTATIC I HAVE SO MUCH OF ALO-CON-US' ATTENTION. THAT MEANS HE'S LEAVING ALL OF THE REST OF YOU TOTALLY ALONE! LOL..........

FOR MALLET TO BE IN DOLPHINS HANDS ,THE TOP 8 TEAMS DRAFTING SHOULD IGNORE HIM ,THEN HE WILL BE A DOLPHIN.

RENT INSIDE OF ALO-CON-US' HEAD IS TOTALLY FREE BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE LIVES THERE AND THE OWNER DIED LONG AGO! LOL

HENNE WAS THE LREADER AT MICHIGAN.

HOWEVER HE'S NOT THERE ANYMORE AND HAVE TO START OVER.

I'M SURE HE WASN'T THE LEADER HIS FRESHMAN YEAR.

HENNE CAN BE THE LEADER ,ONCE MR CHAD.P EXIT THE BUILDING,IT'S A NATURAL THING . NEXT YEAR ISEE LEADERSHIP COMING FROM HENNE,LONG,WAKE AND DANSBY.


ONLY DOWNSIDE TO THE FREE RENT IN ALO-CON-US' HEAD IS THAT NEITHER THE LIGHT SWITCHES NOR THE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS WORK!

ANYONE HAVE THE PH# FOR A GOOD ELECTRICIAN? LOL........................

Craig,

I'd take Jones in a flash at 15. That makes two of three wideouts expendable, for trade later on (Wallace, Moore, Hartline). Jones is one of those players I just don't think you pass up, even though we have 4 wide outs, only 1 is certain to be a long term starter. It wouldn't be fun having to then wait until the 3rd round, but that is the price you pay when you trade away too many picks. At some point in time, you just have to bite the bullet. Getting picks back at the expense of giving up quality is a low odds bet at really compensating your loss. Sieze quality while you can, or be like Jerry Jones seething for a decade that he passed up on Moss.

aloco @ 10:52,
as i stated in a previous post. if you look at what dion lewis has accomplished in his first two years at pitt he is head to head with ingram in td's over the past two seasons and has outrushed him in both. why, then, is ingram rated as the top running back coming out this year? the only thing that seperates the two is one more year of college and the championship. is ingram still riding high from the "hype" of the championship year? i don't know but i have to question the validity of his projection by most people; from kiper and mcshay to those at nfl network and beyond.

Nice pipe dream, but Julio Jones isnt falling after running a 4.3 forty with a f^cked up foot. Anymore fairy tales you guys wanna believe in?

Admittedly, we wouldn't even get much for Wallace, Moore, or Hartline anyway, either way WR is still a position of need.

I LOVE TO SEE US DRAFTING RB JORDAN TODMAN OF CONN .14 TD'S LAST YEAR AND RUSHED FOR 1,188 YARDS .

DB, I agree JJ ain't falling. Daydreaming for sure. Trying to determine which top 10 will fall to 15 is a daydreamers game anyway. Sometimes daydreams come true though...ie Marino.

i say we trade down and if all qb's are gone and ingram id still take mikel leshoure over him ...his instincts are nuts!!

Considering what the bloggers want and what Ireland has to work with, it will be a miracle if we are not all hanging him here after the draft.

dm1dolphan,

The answer to your question's very easy. If he played for Dave Wanstadt he probably has very little thread left on the tire.

If youre not convinced ask Lamar Smith or Ricky Williams. Im quite sure both will tell you the same after playing for him as dolphins headcoach.

Remember the 40+ carry 200yd rushing game Lamar Smith had against the Jets under Wandstadt? the following week I dont think he even had 20yds rushing. Wanstadt has a way of doing that to his rb's.

if demarco murray falls to us in the third that would be a good pick up for special teams

dmidolphin... you r right


DION LEWIS RB ...PITT IS ranking at no 14 ....THE REASON ,HE DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD COMBINE BUT REDEEMED HIMSELF WITH A GREAT PRO DAY.


HE'S THE BALCK HORSE IN THE DRAFT ..


1,779 YARDS RUSHING
17 TD'S....... AT 5.8 TALL AND 195 Ib...i will be happy with him .

OH Craig so you say we HAVE a QB in Henne, ahh he is a joke, like you are a joke. You know you love MAllet say it pansy boy

0x80,

None of the top 5 guys are falling for sure. However, there's no telling what can happen with players rated #7-#10.

Just as I posted earlier, a draft day infactuation with Ryan Mallett could hold the key to our trading back and getting Ryan Mallet. Some team could change thier mind about Mallet once the draft day pressure is on! LOL.........

1,779yd 17tds at only 5'8 195lbs further proves Dave Wanstadt has run the wheels off of this smallish rb Dion Smith.

Wannstadt was here. We've seen his work with rb's. Knowing this, would you want a rb after Wannstadt has had his way with him? LOL...........

From a news story on the draft,

When he played in the state semi finals as a high school freshman, the opposing coach said he was amazed at his poise and leadership; “He took command of the whole thing” said North Crowley’s Mike Papas. When Mallett took over the reins at Michigan for his first start against Notre Dame after Chad Henne got hurt he was asked if he was nervous or if he felt the pressure:

“I don’t feel pressure. It’s exciting that people expect that because it makes me work that much harder. As for nerves…….I don’t get nervous. It’s football.”

His former running back at UM, Mike Hart said this about him:

“That's one thing I'm not worried about with Mallett, his confidence. He's a confident guy and he has a lot of confidence in himself and the throws he makes. When Mallett got here, a lot of people said 'that kid's cocky,' but I said 'no, he's not.' I had no problem with him. I came in real confident. I think our personalities are alike. We're both confident guys. We both know what we can do and we're not scared to say what's on our minds. We're not scared to fail. But we have a will to win that is bigger than most.”

From same story;

When he played in the state semi finals as a high school freshman, the opposing coach said he was amazed at his poise and leadership; “He took command of the whole thing” said North Crowley’s Mike Papas. When Mallett took over the reins at Michigan for his first start against Notre Dame after Chad Henne got hurt he was asked if he was nervous or if he felt the pressure:

“I don’t feel pressure. It’s exciting that people expect that because it makes me work that much harder. As for nerves…….I don’t get nervous. It’s football.”

His former running back at UM, Mike Hart said this about him:

“That's one thing I'm not worried about with Mallett, his confidence. He's a confident guy and he has a lot of confidence in himself and the throws he makes. When Mallett got here, a lot of people said 'that kid's cocky,' but I said 'no, he's not.' I had no problem with him. I came in real confident. I think our personalities are alike. We're both confident guys. We both know what we can do and we're not scared to say what's on our minds. We're not scared to fail. But we have a will to win that is bigger than most.”

This team is going to be average next year whether they draft a starter or not in round 1. I could care less if the guy starts next year. They NEED to find a franchise QB - they NEED to invest a 1st pick at some point on a QB - hasn't been done in almost 30 years. I'm sick of taking flyers on guys in the 2nd round - it works way less often than 1st round picks.

At least I will know if this management team thinks Mallett can be the guy because they are doing more work on him than anyone else out there it seems. He looks like he can be the guy to me, but I'm no expert - I delegate that to Ireland. If he can be the guy, it looks like he will be picked and that's good enough for me.

thank you pete for the good read

It’s clear that the Mallett family have instilled strong values in him; his mother Debbie, a high school English teacher said her and her husband have always taught him to act in a “classy way and keep his head straight. People call him arrogant and sometimes he probably is but it’s because we've taught our kids to believe in themselves. However, he really does have a soft spot. And he's usually for the underdog."

And as for Mallett himself, what does he think about his perceived attitude issues?

“People kind of get rubbed the wrong way sometimes. They say I’m cocky. I’m really not. As a quarterback, you can’t be shy. You can’t be looking down. You have to be the guy to step up and say, ‘This is how we’re going to do things.’ I’ve never lacked for confidence. Whenever I meet people, I want to make them smile as much as I smile,” Mallett said. “I love to smile. I want to be nice to everybody, even people who don’t want to be nice to me.”

That to me is the critical key. People are mistaking arrogance for confidence. If he shouts at a teammate because he expects more, then so be it; he screamed at his linemen against Alabama last season and it was reported that he called them out. When you watch the tape, you see that the linemen were showboating after a big play and the play clock was running. Mallett simply didn’t want a penalty. He kicked out at an opponent in the pile for not getting off him quickly enough, stalling the clock. It’s not smart, but as I said earlier it doesn’t make him Ted Bundy and it again shows a competitive streak.

The proof of the pudding for me comes from his teammates and former coaches, many of whom I’ve quoted above. No-one from high school or two major college programmes has a bad word to say about him. In fact they all seem to love him and would do anything for him. Watch them celebrate after touchdowns together or listen to the hugely respected DJ Williams talk about Mallett:

“He’s a great talent and with great talent comes the confidence he brings to the huddle, the whole offense, the whole team. He’s a great leader, a great guy.”

There’s a lot of respect amongst the men who he’s played for and played with. And I’d take that over internet rumours any day of the week.

Sorry if you have already read this but it is for the people who don't have the means to find it and it completely relates to Armandos post.

dm1dolphan,

I agree with you on Lewis vs Ingram if only a few people had Ingram ahead of him but EVERYBODY has him ahead of Lewis. That tells me it's not a fluke. That being said Lewis could be a guy we look at later. I don't know a lot about him, so I can't really comment on him.

0x80, I have to disagree with you on Jones. I REALLY like this guy and I'd be excited about what he could mean to the offence but I like the guys we have in reserve, namley Moore, Pruitt and Wallace. I like Hartline too but I can't help but wonder if there was no lockout if we won't try and trade him. Maybe we'd only get a 4th or a 5th for him but that's not bad. I think the young kids might be ready to step up and I like what they bring in speed and size. For that reason, as much as it pains me, I would prefer RB over Jones. Probably not a popular move but I have to look at where we help the most.

I’ve spent a lot of time digging into Mallett’s past. Ninety-nine percent of it seems positive to me. I can’t speak to the drug rumours because I don’t know. But I do find it interesting that no-one’s ever come out of the woodwork and that to this point he’s not failed a test. He’s a confident kid, a tremendously well respected hard worker who simply wants to win.

Does he have the charm that Peyton Manning has? Not necessarily. But he’s far more engaging as a speaker than he’s given credit for and as aforementioned, the criticisms of his press conference in Indianapolis are hugely overblown. People think that he's a different person with the media than he is outside them, but is that a bad thing? Bad that he knows and recognizes that he has to be thoughtful, affable and say the right things with the media? Isn't that what Jason Taylor does? Isn't that what he's going to have to do in the pros?

@ 11;42......... pete ,thank you again .

db,
can't say as though i recall lamar smith at all. those years were nothing but a blurr due to how bad we were. however, where lewis is concerned i'm not talking about him taking carrying the ball 25 to 30 times a game. he is a situational player who can be used as that "change of speed" back and can also catch the ball very well and make people miss in the open field. i like the kid's potential very much and he is only a sophmore so i'm sure he still "has some tread left on his tires." my comments weren't so much about lewis as much as they were about ingram. in his freshman and junior years he carried the ball 143 times and 158 times, respectively, while in his sophmore year (his best season) he carried the ball 271 times. he's probably not got going to be the "feature back" in a one-back set. i'm just questioning why, then, would he be projected so high in this draft.

The NFL is not full of a bunch of Albert Schweitzers, but if the player is good with the media, recognizes the value of watching himself with them and being likeable, friendly, polished...that puts him ahead of the game no matter WHO he is outside of the media room. Being a professional football player involves doing a lot of things you wouldn't normally do, that you don't particularly want to do, but recognizing the value in doing it and doing it to the best of your ability. Other guys languish because they think they should "keep it real". This guy's been practicing his media face since high school. That's a good thing. And the SEC media and the Arkansas media members I spoke to, love the guy.

Respected NFL writer Len Pasquarelli of CBS.com says that the private meetings with Mallett at the Combine were very impressed and he said that at least three teams he spoke to said that they had “no problems with his responses to the drug allegations or with his demeanor.”

If Mallett is really this bad person hiding away, it’s so well hidden that no-ones seen it and if that’s the case then it doesn’t matter anyway. Similarly, if there's a drug user hiding behind all those drug tests he passed at Arkansas, then he's so good at hiding it and/or controlling it that it probably doesn't even matter. It’s got so bad for Mallett in the past couple of months dealing with rumours, much of it false, that even Charlie Sheen was making jokes about him and potential drug use.

I think Mallett is a well respected winner who’s probably had some small issues in his past – like many people – and he’s worked hard to overcome them. He’s not Ryan Leaf. Nowhere close. He’s also not some master criminal. He has incredible confidence. He wants to succeed and he wants to make others around him better. If that’s what his character issues are then where do I sign up?

Finally, it’s hard to believe any draft scuttlebutt around this time of year but during my research I was also told that there’s a pretty good smear campaign against Mallett being run. Again, it’s draft scuttlebutt and you don’t know who to believe. But when considering Ryan Mallett’s character, it shouldn’t be buyer beware but reader beware.

Wow! Pete are you Ryan Mallet's press agent? LOL............................

Pete,

I take it you're advocating taking Mallett at 15?

dm1,

If you got sloppy 2nds after Wannstadt you can be sure there arent any walls left! LOL.........

rb rankings;

mark ingram
2-MIKEL LESHOURE
3-RAYN WILLIAMS
4-DANIEL THOMAS
5-SHANE REVEEN
6-GORDAN TODMAN
7-DEMARCO MURRY
8-KENDALL HUNTER
9-DELONE CARTER
10-JAQUEZZ RODGEZ........ 191 Ib .... 22 td's


14- dion lewis................. 195 ib .... 17 TD'S

No but if we are able to trade back for a second I would take him there in a heartbeat. I'm not saying anyone will ever be as good for the Dolphins as Marino but this kid reminds me more of Dan in every story I read. It's almost as if I'm reading all about Dan Marino again. The same exact things, save for one or two points, were being said about Dan back before the draft.

And every teammate or coach that ever talks about him applauds his leadership. That's mostly why I posted this story. Armando wrote what he's heard about his leadership "issues" and I've heard it too and I'm here to say it's complete BS.

i don't want anyone to misunderstand what i am saying in my posts, either. i'm not just comparing lewis' stats to ingram's i'm also looking at how well each has played for their respective teams. i'm not a big pitt fan but, being from pa, i get to see a lot of pitt games and lewis has been just as spectacular for pitt as ingram has been for alabama. he's an extremely exciting player to watch. but, once again, my comments aren't so much about where lewis is projected to go as much as where ingram is projected. personally, i like ryan williams better than ingram because of his size, speed and ability to break tackles. if we were able to get him in the 2nd and lewis in the 3rd or 4th i think we would have done much better than taking ingram at 15 and waiting for the 3rd rd.

Pete,

I respect what you're saying about Mallett and I thank you for sharing with us. What do you say to those so-called 'experts' who say he struggled when the game is on the line, that he isn't 'wired properly'. That's not the first time I've heard that. Also, what do you say to those who say he struggles with pocket presence and footwork. That's a tough thing to change.

Lastly, if he's all those things you say he is, why do so many people not even have him as a first round pick? If he's all of what you say he is, shouldn't he be discussed in the same conversations about Gabbert and Newton, and he's not.

My reasons for saying no to Mallett is because I still believe in Henne and I don't believe drafting a QB at 15 this year does anything for us. He's going to sit on the bench all year and unlike others on here I don't believe we're that far away from having success. If you draft a QB at 15 this year, it's like raising a white flag to all the vets that 'sorry guys, we're not going for it this year'. It sends the wrong message to the pros on the team and I don't believe this is what Dansby or Marshall signed up for.

I think we can all be pretty sure a qb will be drafted but how high isnt quite definitive. Trade is also on the table(VY, Palmer).

One thing for sure, Henne's in the last year of contract and has recieved no extension offer. Couple that with no team waits until they have no qb to begin a qb search and it's not to difficult to figure.

There will be a new qb in Miami. It's just a matter of which method(trade, fa) we'll go about getting him. If the confidence was to go forward with Henne, he would have been offered an extension at season's end(2010).

GRIG,


REMEMBER LAST YEAR, YOU WERE SCREMING FOR DRAFTING A QB OR SIGN ONE....WE SHOULD KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BALL ...WE NEED TO DRAFT ONE AND SIGN A GOOD ONE AND SAY GOODBY TO THE OLD DAYS OF CHAD.P AND THIGGY .

Guys if you haven't read the story go to the S.S. the story is labeled "Draft winds, Lies, damn lies and Ryan Mallet". It is an in depth look at the young qb with tons of game video pointing out basically everything. It's an excellent breakdown and is exactly what teams go through when looking into a player they might draft. Very interesting read.

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