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Has Brandon Marshall been worth it so far?

It's simple and unsavory. The Dolphins are outnumbered in the number of draft picks they'll bring to the NFL draft in a little more than two weeks.

That is not up for debate.

This is: The Dolphins have fewer picks than other AFC East rivals because they made the football decision to invest their second round pick -- along with another second rounder last year -- on wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

So has Marshall been worth the price so far?

Simple question, really. Knowing what you know today, would you give up those two draft picks for Marshall today?

Marshall had a good-news, bad-news season with the Dolphins in 2010.

The good news is he caught 86 passes for 1,014 yards in his first season with the Dolphins. That led the team and was the team's most impressive season by a receiver in the Parcells-Ireland-Sparano years. Marshall was a legitimate threat to opposing defenses and often the only receiver that was double-covered by defenses.

But there is bad news, too. Marshall scored only three TDs, his lowest total since his rookie season in 2006. He played 14 games because he was injured for two others. He struggled with his hands, leading the team in dropped passes. He had a couple of on-field difficulties, including a poorly timed unsportsmanlike penalty for throwing the football at former teammate Jay Cutler in the Chicago game. He ran wrong routes more than any other Miami receiver.

And he and quarterback Chad Henne were rarely on the same page. I'm not blaming Marshall for this one. Chemistry is a two-way street. So it is up to bothhe and Henne to get their act together. Marshall talked at the end of the season how he enjoyed a better chemistry with backup Tyler Thigpen.

I hope Marshall uses his first season with the Dolphins as a launch point to better things. But what if he doesn't? We don't know. We can only judge what has actually happened.

So would you rather have those second-round picks or the player at this point?

 

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FOR THE SAKE OF ODIN,,,,,,,,,,, ARMANDO SHOULD PAY HIM TO SHOW RESPECT FOR ALL OF US .

every player in this draft has problem with knee or drugs or blood disease.

I like to picture Ryan Mallett in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I’m here to party.

Ryan Mallett (pictured here with Snoop Dogg) likes to party.
According to a report on Pro Football Weekly that cited an unknown GM, Ryan Mallett likes to party. The rifle-armed quarterback out of Arkansas admitted at the NFL combine that he had used drugs in the past, but he did pass his combine drug test and all subsequent tests since, as well. The information garnered mixed reactions.

phinatic.com

Thanks for the info Aloco!

ODIN,
YOU FAST .

ODIN,

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF COMING CLOSE NEAR MALLET , WHAT SAY YOU ??

One GM said Mallett was the first quarterback ever to admit his drug usage to him in interviews, and his willingness to be honest about his past and acknowledge issues is viewed as a positive. Concerns about his history of use could impact his draft position, though. Although Mallett did not produce an official positive test at Arkansas, he has been arrested for public intoxication and carries a reputation as a “big party guy,” per sources who have interviewed him. How much teams believe he has matured will weigh into his draft status. “I would not take him at any point,” one executive not in need of a quarterback said. He still figures to be drafted in the second round.
Personally, I really don’t care what a guy does in his spare time. If Ryan Mallett could be an All-SEC quarterback and smoke a little dope on the side, good for him. But I also see why that would be a bit of an issue with NFL GM’s. It’s bad enough when a defensive back or a running back fails a drug test, potentially losing your signal-caller for four games to a season though? That’s a big risk. It will be up to NFL GM’s and front offices to vet Mallett and try to determine if he’s at-risk or past that point.
I’ve never been that high on Mallett, and I’ll be honest some of that isn’t fair. I just never got past all the enthusiastic comparisons (and similiaries) to Chad Henne when he arrived at Michigan his freshman year. If Miami drafts Mallett, I sure hope it’s not at 15.
Dan Marino was labeled a partier once too.
But, Mallett does intrigue many Dolphins fans. A growing contingent seems to believe he could be the next great Dolphins quarterback, a fact that derives at least partially from his remarkable similarities to Dan Marino. Both were a bit flat-footed with lightning quick releases and rocket arms. Well add one more thing to the list, both came out of school with reputations as partiers. Take one look at Marino from his first few years (long hair, backwards ball-cap, mischievous smile) and it’s not hard to picture it.
Marino did, to his credit, turn out all right too. Though, I’ve always secretly wondered if, knowing what Marino could be capable of, Don Shula didn’t leak the rumors to give his Dolphins a better shot.

ODIN,

A PICTURE WITH SNOOP DOG ,DOESN'T HELP...THERE'S A STRONG ROUMOR THAT SAYS MALLET IS ADDICTED TO DRUGS ,,,,,,,,,,,

ODIN,

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF COMING CLOSE NEAR MALLET , WHAT SAY YOU ??

Posted by: ALoco | April 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM


Yeah, I'd be afraid to get close. The guys like 6-10 with the wingspan of a LURCH!

I would however try to get inside on him and ground and pound him into a submission.

What else could you do? Can you imagine if he hit you with one of those gumpy windmills?

SHEESH!!!!

THE REDNECK IS WRITTEN ALL OVER HIM .ARK'S REDNECK PLUS DRUGS ARE THE WOEST COMBO .

MR ROSS DOESNT HAVE TO HIDE HIS MONEY. REAL GM SENDS POUNCEY TO REAL DOCTOR. NOT TO IRELAND'S TEAM DENTIST. MR ROSS MONEY IS SAY EH ALOCO? LOL................

DB,

ALL YOUR PICKS HAVE KNEE AND MENTAL PROBLEMS ,THE DOCTORS BILL IS BECOMING BIG .

i cant wait to watch thigpen throw to marshall and him and sheets run the wildcat to perfection just as soon as henne gets injured/benched. 30 pt victory's at last!!!!! yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

MOST HERE DONT LIKE MALLET BECAUSE OF DRUG RUMOR. THEY STILL WANNA KNOW WHERE HE KEEPS HIS STASH. MALETS NEEDS TO KEEP HIS STASH HIDDEN. THE VOULTURES ARE ON ARMANDO'S BLOG!

ALOCO,

WE DONT WORRY ABOUT MEDICAL BILL. THAT'S WHY WE VOTE OBAMA CARE! YOU GO TO WORK AND PAY OUR DOCTOR BILL. YOU ARE A GOOD EMPLOYEE!

ALOCO WILL PAY FOR ODRICK'S KNEE. ALOCO IS A GOOD EMPLOYEE. ALOCO VOTE OBAMA CARE!

OUR TEAM DENTIST LOVES ALOCO. ALOCO BUYS OUR TEAM DENTIST MAZZERATI. ALOCO NOW GREAT EMPLOYEE. ALOCO SENDS MONEY TO OBAMA CARE!

Since Marshall is being weighed in this debate not by his talent, but by his results last year, it seems only fair to base the comparison vs the results of Dolphins mgt drafts in those spots the past few years. (As Salguero says, "We can only judge what has actually happened.")

In other words, would Dolphins fans rather have Marshall, or a random combo of 2 out of the past 4 Dolphins 2nd round picks:

- Chad Henne
- Pat White
- Koa Misi
- Sean Smith

There's room for debate if you were simply weighing Smith & Misi vs Marshall, but even then, Smith/Misi both have more value for their potential than for what they have done in the league so far.

Assuming that two 2nd round picks would net the Dolphins something more like Henne+Misi or White+Smith (or equivalent talent in upcoming draft(s), Marshall seems easily worth the price of those picks, so I'd call it a no-brainer.

ALOCO'S GREAT EMPLOYEE. ALOCO BONDS MERLING OUT OF JAIL. ALOCO BONDS MERLING OUT OF JAIL WITH MONEY HE SENDS TO OBAMA CARE.

db=funny

Speaking of troubled football players:

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has settled a lawsuit with a New York-based jeweler which claimed he owed $246,000 for custom jewelry he purchased last year, E S P N D a l l a s . c o m reported Friday.

The suit was filed by A+A Diamonds Ltd., which does business as Rafaello & Co., in Dallas (Texas) County Court in March. Terms of the settlement are unknown.

According to multiple published reports, Bryant is also facing a lawsuit brought by Eleow Hunt, who is a Colleyville, Texas ticket broker and jeweler, according to ESPNDallas.com. The lawsuit alleges Bryant owes Hunt more than $600,000 for jewelry, tickets and unpaid loans, according to published reports.

Almost a million dollars worth of Bling and Tickets?

Yeah, these poor athletes are so underpaid. Maybe if the owners gave them 200 million apiece they wouldn't have to through all these trials and tribulations.

The NFLPA is now OFFICIALLY a JOKE.

Just agree on a new CBA already!!!!

ALOCO LETS MERLING LEAVE JAIL USING BACK DOOR. IF YOU DONT HAVE OBAMA CARE USE FRONT DOOR. ALOCO GREAT EMPLOYEE. SENDS ALL HIS MONEY TO OBAMA CARE.

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ODRICK SAY ALOCO FINE EMPLOYEE. SEND MORE MONEY TO OBAMA CARE. HE CAN ONLY PLAY 9 HOLES AT BAHAMAS WITH ORPHA WINFREY. NEED MORE ALOCO OBAMA CARE MONEY TO PLAY THE BACK 9. ALOCO GREAT EMPLOYEE.

Odinseye... and anyone else for that matter,,,

Not necessarily speaking to you and your statement about it. But rather speaking to the so-called "Experts and Talking Heads" Can anyone else see the absolute absurd thinking and the obvious character assassination involved with Mallet?

How in the name of every White Boy Redneck Cracker or ever Mississippi Blue Gum Spear Chucker in America can we say that Mallet has "Character Flaws" and off field drug/alcohol abuse issues, when not one person to date has been willing to divulge even the most minor of names who have supposedly made these accusations concerning Mallet.

Yet, we know for 100% certain That Cam Newton was expelled from The University of Florida for Cheating on Exams and stealing another students lap top computer? And if Innuendo and Hearsay speculation is going to be valid when speaking of Mallet, How can we ignore several very disturbing allegations that Cam Newton and his family have received large amounts of compensations that are counterintuitive to any scholarship he may have been given and are some of the largest NCAA rule violations a player and team can make?

Please... Someone enlighten me how Mallet who has a ticket for "hammered in Public" draws more "Red Flags" then Cam Newton who is being touted as a possible 1st overall yet has issues of Cheating, Lying and theft along with even larger school program deep allegations surrounding him?

I mean, forgive my blunt statements here... but fair is fair and if there is going to be any racial name calling... EVERYONE should get some. Lets not leave anyone out....


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Derek,

I could give a flyin ferk if he used drugs, did some partying. Who cares. It's no big deal unless it was to the point he was a confirmed heroin addict. All that matters is if he will be a responsible pro. I have no crystal ball, but I really don't see Mallet as the type with a drug problem that he can't avoid. I see him as a young guy in college who did some partying. BFD. GM's born before 1901 may have a problem with that, the rest shouldn't. Its a total non-issue. I've seen several interviews. Im my mind all the character stuff is bogus. You judge him on the skills that he has shown and nothing more.

cracker ass cracker?

ALOCO GETS RAISE. THEN SENDS MORE MONEY TO OBAMA CARE. ALOCO GREAT EMPLOYEE. ALOCO OBAMA CARE NATIONAL HERO!

CRACKER ASS CRACKER? IS THAT SALTINE OR RITZ

toasteds. onion.

Worthless conversation. Did anyone see Chad Henne play this year? Single-handedly lost so many games, I don't even want to start. Cough Cleveland. Cough Detroit. Cough Buffalo. I'm waiting for Marino's son to grow up.

I was knew a girl so afraid of vampires she placed fresh garlic cloves between her legs during menustration.

marshall is a beast everone knows that.He cant help we had no offensive coach!winfins utube.i am sure he will show out this year.

Derek,

I know the point you were trying to make. Just the same, I have to pass on the racial slurs. I've seen to much of the world to believe in those kinds of things.

I see it like this:

Mallet has been arrested for public intoxication and gained a reputation as a party animal.

Can I cast a stone? Definitely NOT! I made a good living partying away the eighties and most of the nineties.

If I'm interviewing him for a multi million dollar position, should it be a concern? Oh yeah, you betcha! A CONCERN though, not a fast track to the black list.

He did fail to deny allegations of drug use to the media. Is it their business? No! Is it a crime.......er.......ah........to not address the media? NO! Again, would it concern me if I were interviewing him for a multi million dollar position? Yep again.

Now that a major publication(Pro Football Weekly)has quoted an unnamed GM as having said Mallet admitted drug use during an interview, I have to lend a little more credence to the allegation. I would have to seriously consider the preponderance of the available evidence(I studied Law, from the WRONG side of the bars-LOL).

The thing that perplexes me, is the same with you. How in the world is Cam Newton getting a free pass on the character CONCERNS.

Yeah, Mallet might have been/is a party animal. Newton had a felony conviction for theft. Albeit, expunged upon completion of probation, a criminal offense nonetheless.

In addition, he was AT LEAST partly culpable in another criminal offense. This one involving monetary kickbacks and a conspiracy to circumvent NCAA rules and regulations.

I don't know how the party animal slides to the 2nd or 3rd round and the lying thief sits untouched atop many NFL draft boards.

I myself wouldn't touch either one of them.

Odin,

A little perspective. Mallet did admit to the teams in private he had used drugs. Can I fault him for not wanting to admit that on camera in front of the whole world at the combine? A young kid in front of the press? No way. I wouldn't either. Why create a sound bite on video for the rest of your life.

The question to me is simple. Is he a drug addict with a drug problem? Or is he a guy that did some partying? I say the latter. I may be wrong, but I don't see this kid as having a drug problem or continuing that behavior as a pro. I just don't. I'd evaluate him solely on his skill set and not any of this media hype which I think is streched out of proportion for the sake of sensationalism.

Marshall played with zeal and worked hard, but acted like a rookie on the field not like a vet. He needs to grow up. He will do better in 2011 I hope, or The Dolophins should trade him.

Samdolphin,

As human beings we all need to "grow up" a little more each day. As we commit to growing up a little each day for the rest of our lives. The more "child-like" and the less "childish" we all become.

Truly growing up is a lifetime process, not a certain assigned number.

Samdolphin,

Many of us need to "GROW DOWN" instead of up. Many of our heads and noses are far enough into the clouds as it is. LOL.......

Odinseye...

Please understand the Racial slurs I used where used in response to ...

This...

"THE REDNECK IS WRITTEN ALL OVER HIM .ARK'S REDNECK PLUS DRUGS ARE THE WOEST COMBO .

Comment...

Mind you, I understand that Aloco sometime gets out in front of himself a bit whe posting. In honesty, The guy has really grown on me and a like him. But when I see one guy gets it.... I cannot help but get matters back to even... even if it was a"Tongue in cheeck" sarcastic remark.

Let me say this for EVERYONR.... Forgive me if I offended... Not my purpose. To know the people in my life circles and consider me anything near racist would be silly...

But one thing Aloco did say the other night I believe in my heart to be true, and it's regrettable if it is. It concerns what we are focusing on with the two players. I feel (as did Aloco) that the media is shying away from the whole Cam Newton character issue. No matter is severity because some people would use "Race" as the reason News media was reporting the Newton transgressions.

Some would go straight to the "It is the man holding him down" trip... I don't know man... I don't even focking think that way... I just know that the whole matter is absurd and there are young men and a ton of doe at stake for what proceeded from the pinholes of whomever’s agenda is buzzing...


0x80,

I agree. That's why I said in post that it's not their(the media)business.

As far as a future employer, that's an entirely different beast.

There's a GIGANTIC difference between being a partier and being an addict. Being a potential future employer, I would want to know.

To be honest, for me, it never got that far. I'm judging him from what I've seen on the field. His ENTIRE body of work. Considering that, where he'll PROBABLY be available, and our teams needs and situation, I'm going to pass.

I'm thinking it will be better to QB shop next year and fix some other things this year.

I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. I'm just telling you how I feel, all the character issue BS aside.

ValHalla!!!!

Derek4Dolphins,

Think about it. Its not a race issue with Newton. Actually Newton can thank Mallet for being in this year's draft by taking the focus off of him.

Actually Mallet's sort of brought it upon himself for being evasive about the drug rumors with the press at the combines. The longer you try and hide something the longer it takes to go away.

Had Mallet have smoked pot in college he should have admitted then, appoligized for the immaturity, and stated what plan of action he has set up or getting set up to make sure it never occurs again. Had he doen this he would have been applauded by the media and praised for his honesty and renewed maturity.

Hiding things, if there is something to hide, makes you look even more immature. Had he 'fessed up in the correct manner the immaturity focus could possibly be back on Newton in the presses eyes.

...I think this is all about a little weed pipe. That is what the hullabaloo is over. Not the yeyo, but devil weed. Who freakin cares. It is weed. I know that this doesn't jive, because of Mallets line of work, and the amount of money he is going to be paid to be the face of a franchise.

But if he has admitted this to the teams.It is up to them to decide weather it is worthy of their concern. The media can suck it. I'm sure a lot of these writers are hypocrates who have hit the weed, if not the scotch bottle a time or two. This is a team issue. None of us have the right to judge Mallet on this issue. In fact to me this is a non issue. If the Phins do decide to take Mallet. I would imagine they have done their due dilligence on the subject.

I understand for some Phin fans. The weed has been a sore subject in the past. Because Ricky Williams took a ride on a spaceship for a few years to find the meaning of life. Anyone that has puffed tough is a no-no. This is understandable. But, if a player can rip opiates for pain, why worry about a guy that smoked a little bit of mota...Kind of hypocritical don't you think

Derek,

No worries. I'm pretty positive I know exactly where you're coming from amd exactly what you meant.

I do remember reading that comment from Aloco. As much as I wish it weren't true, it would explain the pink elephant in the room.

Notice I used the color pink-LOL?

By being evasive about the drug rumor questions Mallet actually brought even more attention and scrutiny upon himself. Whomever drafts him Mallet need to fess up to the media right away and talk about a plan of action to avoid it ever happening again.

If he continues to avoid the media on the issue it will dog him throughout his entire career possibly never going away.

Mallet should say "yes I did this or that and here's what Im going to do about it".

Once Mallet does those things he'll become the press' newest hero. LOL..........

But before anything comes from his mouth. Mallet needs to appologize for being so evasive with the press from the beginning.

Damn, I need to be Mallet's PR guy! LOL............

Darryl,

Don't underestimate the "Little Smoke".

I applaud those that have learned how to use it properly. It is an ally and a teacher. It should be used as such and NEVER abused!

I use it for spiritual and musical purposes and for me, those are one and the same.

Valhalla to ALL!

Good Night!

DyingBreed: Youth is but a phase in life but inmaturity can go on forever.

This post is ridiculous.

Can somebody remind Armando what we have for our past 2nd rounders in prior years?

Marshall was in a bad rushing dominated offense. Running curl routes for a bad QB and a O Coordinator that was half asleep.

You give TOm Brady Brandon Marshall and he would destroy you.

Talent wise - Marshall is legitimate. Miami coaching staff has to utilize that talent to get the maximum out of him.

That's the fng job.

Quit trying to pick on Marshall.

You want to pick on somebody. Go look at QB Chad Henne's 4th quarter passing efficiency.

Interesting topic you guys are bouncing around regarding Mallett and the drug rumors and if racial stereotypes play a roll or not based on the media not wanting to trip itself up crossing any racial boundries. I think the media does shy away as Derek4 says to a certain extent because of a reverse racism in today`s society. I don`t think there is any doubt that everyone is looking to a certain extent to avoid being to publically critical of a minority for fear of being labeled a racist, it`s a reality in our society and by the way folks I`m a proud Latin who`s heritage is Cuban.

If I were going to be honest then affermative action, (benefited my people) played a large role in getting the ball rolling so to speak. It was in or around that time in the late 80`s when African Americans tired of getting the shaft became thru there Political spokesmen more pro-active about there rights. Then off-course the Roney King L.A. riots of 92 all the way to the O.J. Simpson trial in 97 making our Society obsessed and self aware of it`s racial devide.

There is no denying the pink elephant in the room from were I sit. I don`t feel the need to have to express whether I`m a racist or not because if you feel the need to express it then there probably is a racist bone in your body. I believe Mallett based on his history compared to that of Cam Newton is getting the very short end of the stick, however like odin said he`s being interviewed to be the face of a multi billion dollar franchise not a Mcdonalds, so his private life is up for scutiny, comes with the territory.

Report: Ryan Mallet In Play For Redskins At #10 Overall
Posted by Evan Silva on April 18, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

A source “extremely close to the Washington Redskins,” NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported on Path to the Draft Monday evening that Mike Shanahan’s club has legitimate first-round interest in Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Specifically, Lombardi asked the source about Shanahan’s targets with the tenth pick in the draft. The source told Lombardi, “Don’t rule out Ryan Mallett” becoming Shanny’s next franchise quarterback.

Perhaps more interestingly — and slightly more believably — Lombardi also mentioned that he’s sold on Mallett being a top-20 overall pick after speaking to folks around the league.

“I’m convinced he’ll go in the first round,” said Lombardi, predicting Mallett will land “Somewhere between 1 and 20.”

Mallett might go in the top 20 (Vikings? Dolphins? Jaguars?), but in our opinion, he’s not going to be a Redskin. Shanahan might be intrigued by Mallett’s big arm, but he wouldn’t fit the head coach’s decades-long track record with athletic passers.

I tried to tell you guys Shanahan could pull the trigger on Mallet at #10.

I guess chins here will drop now that you know Shanahan's interested in snagging Mallet up and:

Called him a "FRANCHISE QB"!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

Good Eve Gents,

On the blog topic: YES I would have traded for BM. I think he has yet to play his best for the Fins and I believe he is shamed by his own drops. I see the type of competitior he is when Henne was not tossing him the rock. While tantrums that cost penalties will never fly I like the fire in Marshall. Those types are usually their own worst critics.

The first second rounder was kind of recouped. This lack of a 2011 second rounder hurts but is not the end of the world.

Just hearing that BM is training to add speed tells me he studies things and looks introspectively. The guy is a proven, serious physical talent. If the Fins get a decent #2 (Jerrel Jernigan would be my fav choice) type threat and a QB that can throw it to them both then things can go better fir Marshall than just sneaking over the 1000 yard bar.

Getting Odrick in the trade down was not what I would have done. In my predraft reviews of him I was shocked at how a very athletic 300+ pounder could get pushed around so much and not be able to anchor. Jury is out still and I will give him more benefit of doubt.

At least the Fins can put a check in the box of having a #1 receiver.

Odin...I'm all for people smoking weed. Weather for personal use, or medicinal. I could care less. I personally do not use it anymore. But I think that is a beautiful thing. I wish the stigma that it is a harmful dangerous drug would dissapear. It is not. This is why I think it is nobodys buisness if Mallet used some weed. Nobodys buisness except the team, and Mallet.

Why do I need to know? Why does the Miami Herald need to know? Will the weed effect Mallets play in a year if it is something that is in the past? Nope. This is none of our buisness.

Maybe my opinion stems from the fact that I think weed is less harmful then the poison I sell. Maybe it is because in the state I live in. The people have got with the times and made mota legal to anyone that really wants it. It just isn't that big of a deal to me. And since I'm not doing the hiring or firing for the Phins, my take is a little unrealistic to the rest of the world.

I have a lot bigger problem with Mallets ability to recognize, and escape pressure. Then him hittin' the bong a year ago. I think this is purely a product of the media making a story out of something that is not a big deal.

Odinseye...

I believe that one of the statement that you just made...

This one...

"Considering that, where he'll PROBABLY be available, and our teams needs and situation...
I'm thinking it will be better to QB shop next year and fix some other things this year."

... Is the balance, flash point that everyone of us who has taken a side on the Dolphins Quarterback "Now or Later" issue have been taking our side at...

Truth is, both of the argument have validity. And I do not believe there is a "100% Right answer" to these matters. Because WE DO need a QB and we needed him yesterday. And in truth WE DO have other positions on the team that are pressing for upgrade.

So,

I feel there is only one arena that Miami is going to be able to solve some of these matters. And that is in Free Agency. IF A SEASON HAPPENS IN THE NFL, There WILL be a FA period. There simply MUST be in order for teams to squar away contracts that are either fulfilled and finalized (URFA). OR there are players in contracts that are subject to trade talks (RFA).

I feel everyone in the Organization needs to ask themselves if they are comfortable going into a season with Henne, Brandstater, and ???) Should they say "No" and decide to answer this matter in FA... it WILL cost Miami picks next year. Unless they jusy get some cast off player with his career having one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. OR, they use a pick THIS year and have a guy READY come 2012 should he out compete whomever he competes against. In THAT scenario... Miami still has all it picks (for the first time in 3 years) to use on whoever they choose to draft.

And as far as those "Other needs”… Should Miami use #15 to draft a QB. They would still have rounds 3 through 7 to address those needs. You are only losing one or at max two players going this rout, and you have the QB in the bank... and you have all of the picks.... and you have FA to address more of the positions of need with PROVEN players who can steop in and start without hesitation or development. Them having their young backup in place and in development.

Just as easy Miami can use the #15 pick to get a player like Pouncey, or a WR (if they waste the 5th 1st round pick since '98 on a RB I'll scream and become a Soccer/Rugby fan) and take a shot at Palmer, Kolb etc.

There are our arguments and after 4 months they remain the same... But one other matter remains... for 11 years we have ran from, wafting until "Next Year" to address the most important position on the field. We have paid interest on that wait and pushing that philosophy with Heartache, Anger and depression about our losing ways. The QB issue is our GREATEST need and has been with exception to 08 simce 1999 or even before...

My point...? We can use FA to address many of those OTHER needs (including QB) and I feel we forget that. OR we feel the CBA will have it all messed up... NO MATTER WHAT, if a season happens, so will FA! I feel in both those arena's we should find what we need... don't you?


Why is everyone writing state of union speeches instead of posts tonight? LOL........

I think I had better go now, you guys are beginning to make my eyes hurt. LOL...............

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