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Dolphins not breaking ties with Marshall (right now)

The Miami Dolphins are still at this hour trying to find out as much about the domestic violence incident involving Brandon Marshall and his wife as they can.

So everything from here on comes with the caveat that new details could change the way the team feels and reacts.

Having said that, the Dolphins are not of the mind to get rid of Brandon Marshall.

It has been well reported by profootballtalk.com and Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post that the Dolphins can cut the cord on Marshall if they want by simply not paying him a $3 million option bonus they owe him. That bonus was set to be paid April 2, but assuming it was not because the NFL was under a lockout and had suspended all insurance and contract payments by then, the Dolphins have the ability to make a choice on Marshall when the lockout ends.

The choice is simple: Pay the bonus, keep Marshall at least two more seasons, pay him guaranteed monies slated for 2011 and 2012, and deal with whatever drama Marshall has either on or off the field.

The other choice is to disconnect from Marshall because he has had a long history of problems, particularly of the domestic violence variety, and a leopard simply cannot change its spots. This option means the Dolphins will have had Marshall for only one season while giving up two second-round picks to Denver for that in return.

I am reporting the Dolphins currently, today, at this hour, have zero intention to get rid of Brandon Marshall. They aren't walking away from the investment that easily.

That doesn't mean they don't think he's not troubled. As one club official told me, "He has issues with women, that is pretty obvious." And the club knows Marshall isn't going to give up women regardless of the direction his marriage goes.

So the potential for future drama is there.

The Dolphins are wary of this current episode. They are sending Marshall messages of support through intermediaries. They want him to know they have his back. They want him and others to understand Marshall was the alleged victim here.

But the Dolphins are also eager to learn more about what, if anything, caused the stabbing incident in which Michi Nogami-Marshall plunged a kitchen knife into Marshall's abdomen, confessed to the crime, and stated she was acting in self-defense.

For now, however, Marshall is a Dolphin and will remain so. That's the plan. It is written in sand.

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Quit calling this guy our best offensive player, he has played for the Phins for one year and he sucked. Most overpaid player....YES!

Guys kill me with the detrimental to the team bs, and so does the league. If an employees goes out and commits murder. Who does the time, the employer or employee?

Neither is Tony Gonzalez(a vertical threat), DB.

Ross didn't give Marhall a huge contract to be in the hospital, injurded, in jail or suspended. You pay a guy big to be there, not to be gone. Not having your best WR available is generally considered detrimental to your team. Capiche?

oscar,

One thing we do know for sure is Tony Gonzalez was always a vertical threat when he played against Dolphin defenses. Also what made Gonzalez great was his height and leaping ability, being a former basketball player.

I doubt Rudolph has even a thimble of Gonzalez athleticism.

Rudolph is going to be all-pro maybe not HOF but he is going to be effective enough to make a few probowls

Greg Salas and Davone Bess...

fug,

The injuries are non life threatening. If season started in 2 weeks Marshall would be there.

Seems like the Marshall stabbing has put everyone into a dark place.

He's alive Man, REJOICE!

As far as the ESPN reports? f u k ESPN! They don't jack shyt anymore than anyone else. Bunch a f u k i n g Parrots and Monky's. First class douchebags, that are ALWAYS hating on the Dolphins.

I don't care if you're on probation, medication or menstruation, being Stabbed is not a crime, Hello all you ESPN douchebags!

Of course the woman is going to say it's self defense. What else can you say, DUH? Oh hello officers, are you responding to the stabbing call? Yeah it was me. I did it. I did it for a no good reason. Yeah I was a little upset and just got carried away. You know how it is, lose your cool for a second and stab a guy or two, yeah-DUH!

Even when they catch with the gun in your hand and 6 dead bodies in the trunk, you STILL plead NOT Guilty at your ARRAINMENT. It's the only way to get your charges plead down to a lesser offense.

The FIRST thing a defense attorney tells you is to plead NOT GUILTY no matter what and admit to NOTHING! Come on people, this is the day and age of cable/satellite TV and computers. EVERYBODY KNOWS THESE THINGS NOWADAYS!!!!

ESPN says he's going to be Suspended? ESPN don't know. Are they the POLICE? Are they Roger Goodell? If ANYTHING they're just trying to create an uproar and make things as negative as possible when it involves Miami or any of it's players.

Suspended? ESPN can suspend it's a s s over a branch with a rope and take a flying f u k i n g LEAP!

He won't be there if he is suspended.

ESPN=HEYNA
ARMANDO=HYENA

Is this blog malfunctioning or is my internet explorer? Is anyone else having problems while refreshing the blog?

I feel Fasano is an above average TE if properly utilized. I think Henning would have made Gonzo an average player, and again, I'm skeptical about the new OC. And my apologies, the Browns were actually 29th last year, not 30th as I stated previously. Still, why did we replace the OC of the 21st ranked offense with the OC of the 29th?

ODINS,

I SMELL THE OTHER WOMAN WILL TAKE HER CLOTHS OFF IN A PLAYBOY IN CHRISTMAS TIME .

DB,

BUY A NEW MACHINE AND GET READY OF YOUR OLD CRAPY DELL .

The OT's in this draft are pretty good headed by Castonzo and Derek Sherrod.

CAN ANY ONE THINK OF THE WORST JENNFER LOPEZ'S MOVIE?

Man, would I love to have Pouncey as a guard! Can he pull and get to the second level or what?

I don't look for value, I strive for the best.

THE DOLPHINS ONLY RATIONAL CHOICE IN THE UPCOMING DRAFT IS TO SELECT LORD PELICAN. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT LORD PELICAN WILL DO: LORD PELICAN WILL RESTORE HONOR AND GLORY TO THE DOLPHINS. LORD PELICAN SHALL FILL CHILDRENS HEARTS WITH THE HOPE OF A BRIGHTER TOMORROW. LORD PELICAN WILL BREAK ALL RECORDS. LORD PELICAN WILL BE FEARED BY ALL OPPONENTS. LORD PELICAN SHALL BE HONORED BY PRESIDENTS AND KINGS, WHO SHALL HOST GREAT BANQUETS IN HIS HONOR. HEED THY CALL, MONSIEUR JEFF IRELAND AND DRAFT LORD PELICAN!!!

I have had problems with this thread too DB.

Danny Watkins(G) looks very good and pulled off the third highest Wonderlic score at the combine.

And I want some of what Bwana is drinking LMAO. Lord Pelican probably will do as good as some of Ireland's picks though. He probably would have signed for less than Pat White and also not been on the team two years later.

Castonzo pulled the second highest Wonderlic score at the Combine. What does a high score in this test mean in Football? That the high scorers can start immediately, man.

Wood,

Just had to shut my computer all the way down. Now the thread works fine. But it wouldnt straighten the problem simply by restarting computer only.

Im not sure it was the thread or internet explorer. But shutting down seemed to have fixed the problem for now.

ALL THE GANG OF DEFEAT ((UNEPLOYED)) BELONG STRAGHT IN APE CITY JAIL WITH HYNEA COWHER AND NAKED ORPAH WINFEREY GIVING HIM HER BREST MILK. ALL ARE TOO POOR AND FREE LODERS TO HAVE RESTARANT DINNERS ONLY TOAST AND GARPE JELLY ON PAPER PLATES

Wood Im thinking the problem could have a internet explorer update that didnt originally load correctly. When they dont load correctly it can create problems too.

Why didn't Shula work with Marino and his terrible play action fakes?

DB... DELL ONE OF THE WORST COMPUTERS IN THE MARKET ,BUY AN APPLE AND SPEND SOME OF THAT RETIREMENT CHECK YOU GET EVERY MONTH .

OK now I think Bwana and ALoco are partying together.

DB IS PLAYING A TEC WIZ ....LOL.........

Oscar,

You reminded me. During Marino era he seemed to be the slowest qb Ive ever seen at handing the ball off to a rb. Took so long the defense was on top of rb time he got the ball.

Marino's handoff's always seemed slow motion like. LOL...........

Also, DB.

ALoco,

I dont have a dell I have a cisnet. Have had no problems that werent software related and easily fixable. Even picked up virus twice and all I had to do was restore to a previous date before virus and it was wiped clean.

When that occurs most have to send computer to techs, buy new operating system, or trash to buy new one. LOL..........

See you People in Churc no I mean after Church tomorrow.

ALoco,

I can also use my Ipod Touch as a computer.

Our team is cursed...

ALoco,

I can use my HP laptop too. LOL...........

CISENT ? WHAT IS THAT ? I NEVER HEARD OF THAT NAME EVER .

cowkilla,

When I tell everyone our franchise is being run by baboons they accuse me of being on a 3 day drunk! LOL..........

I remember Jeff Cross. He played for the Dolphins.

OSCAR, AGREE THAT OUR TEAM IS CURSED............

PAT WHITE
ODRICK
TED GINN
WILSON
GROVER
MARSHALL
FASANO
CROWDER
THIGGY

DB,

YOU GOT TO ADMIT IT ,YOU NEVER WROTE IN THAT MANNER BEFORE ,YOU CONFUSED A LOT OF PEOPLE .

I think baboons would be an upgrade at this point DB, LMAO! They could certainly do better than that circus at the end of the season regarding the coach. Mr. Ross get rid of these clowns and give us some hope!!

is aloco in love with dying breed or are they the same person?

ALoco,

Why were you surprised? I used your style of writing. Some here were calling me crossbreed and saying you and I were conjoined by the head sharing half a brain. LOL..........

LEON,

I AM ONLY IN LOVE WITH MARIA .

wood,

BABOONS SPARANO/IRELAND WILL FALL FROM TREE. THEY CAN NOT TEACH BABY BABOON(THE TEAM) TO PEEL BANANA.

I love that ALoco loves Maria and Maria love ALoco!

MARIA COOKS FOR ME,WASH MY CLOTHES ,MAKE SURE MY CLOTHES ARE IRONED,SHE CLEANS THE BATHROOM EVERY DAY ,THEN I COME HOME FRM WORK ,SHE HAS THE HOT WATER READY FOR MY FEET ....I CALL THAY LOVE .

Wow!

Guy Benjamin and Gary Davis also played for the Dolphins. I remember them.

Most women call that slavery. Do you support her?

ALoco and Maria will have many fine children. ALoco will teach them beware of the heyna Cower and Orphra Winfrey.

Aloco will teach them to hide Mr Ross money from the heyna Cower.

ALoco will teach them beware the gang of defeat!

Who will teach them to spell?

EVERY NIGHT I MUST SOAK MY FEETS IN EBSEN SALT AND HOT WATER BECAUSE THEY ARE SOAR AND HAVE BOILS. IT IS MUCH BETTER AFTER WORDS

Leon,

ALoco will send them to fine American schools. They will teach ALoco to spell.

Fine American schools? Thats an oxymoron.

ALOCO,

MAMA MARIA IS FINE WOMAN FOR YOU. I LIKE THAT MAMA MARIA TREATS YOU SO WELL.

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