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LaCanfora: Orton won't be available either

Another potential offseason veteran quarterback might be off the market. More good news for Chad Henne.

Terrible news for anyone hoping for a legitimate competition at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, reports today that "people I've talked to" in Denver are telling him they can see a scenario where Orton is the Broncos' starting QB in 2011 -- ahem, whenever the season actually gets underway.

"Orton is valued by the Broncos," LaCanfora writes. "They know he can be a winning quarterback. He's smart and can absorb a system, and has some natural chemistry with receivers there like Brandon Lloyd. For a franchise that is dealing with significant fan unrest, and coming off a collapse of a season, and with a new regime in place, the Broncos need to win some games. Now.

"Without question, Orton gives them the best chance to do that"

So how does that affect Miami. Simple: The Dolphins are going to be in the hunt for a quarterback that can challenge Henne for the starting job. The job requires experience, an ability to have instant success against good opponents, and an obvious need to be available in the offseason.

With Orton, you could check off the list of requisites one after another until, well, now when we reach the avialability issue. Obviously, anything can change and it often does. So the thinking in Denver can go a different direction.

But if LaCanfora's people are correct, you can cross Orton off Miami's list of potential QB challengers.

Let's see ...

That leaves ...

Marc Bulger, Vince Young, Kevin Kolb, maybe Matt Hasselbeck, maybe Donovan McNabb.

Yikes.

[NOTE: Jason LaCanfora will join my radio show, Armando and the Amigo, at 8:10 on Thursday morning for his weekly segment. We'll talk about this Orton situation and other NFL issues. Listen in.]

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are there any gay players on our team? I am just curious.

IF THE FO THOUGHT THERE WERE A QB WORTH GETTING THEY WOULD HAVE TRADED UP TO GET ONE.

NON WAS WORTH IT.

WE CAN GET A FREE AGENT BUT THAT WOULD BE A POINTLESS PICK UP BECAUSE NON HAS THE POTENTIAL THAT CHAD HAS.

TO ALL THE FAKE FANS:

PLEASE FIND A TEAM YOU LIKE AND CHEER FOR THEM.

MY MIAMI DOLPHINS WITH CHAD UNDER CENTER WILL BE 10-6.

HE WILL THROW FOR 3,950 YARDS 23 TDS AND STILL BE OVER 60 PERCENT.


FAKE ALOCO AT 8:05.

If the fins think there a QB from a championship they inhale more glue then Aloco.LMAOROTF

LIKE I SAID BEFORE IF YOU DOUBT CHAD I DARE YOU TO YOUTUBE HIM OR BRANDON MARSHALL.

GO AHEAD YOUTUBE HIM AND GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS.

BRANDON's YOUTUBE IS BETTER. YOU SEE CHAD PUTS THE BALL IN SOME NICE SPOTS.

I DARE ALL HENNE HATERS AND THOSE WHO DOUBT HIM TO TAKE A LOOK AND DOUBT HIM THEN.

PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH ROSS B/C HE CUT THEIR PAY BY 25%......


HOW ABOUT THIS...... THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS WILL SEND ALL EMPLOYEES HOME WITHOUT PAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE .........

JUSTIN IS STERTING ANEW GROUP CALLED THE GANG OF WIENERS.

SORRY,TYPO,GANG OF WINNERS

Stop with the "Might Be" articles. Gosh!!! He might not be available means that he also might be available. And in other words, nothing has really changed, which means that this article--and the one before it--are useless.

We have a seasoned QB who can push Henne....his name is Pennington!
That shoulder injury was a fluke as he was tripping over his own lineman.
Keep Pennington as the back-up and cut Thigpen.
With the lockout shortened season you need chemistry more that anything else...guys who trust each other and have already bonded.
Throwing a FA QB into the mix in late Aug. rarely works out in anyones favor (except Pennington in 2008).

JUSTIN........ THAT WAS A FAKE ALoco ...forgive him .

THE PLAYAS SHOULD REALIZE THT THEY CANT OUT LAST THE BILIONARE OWNERS.THEY NEED TO SEGN A CONTRACT AND BE GRAETFUL THAT OPRAH IS NOT THE COMISHISHINOR.

FAKE ALOCO AT@ 940, MUST BY DB, BACK HOME FROM FARMING.

ALcoo...I'm with you in that the players need to not over-reach and take the current offer, which is giving them most of what they want.

My understanding is the players want to scrap the current free agency model and insert on that will hurt the small market teams like Buffalo.

If you like the current system the owners have in place, then tell the PLAYERS to man up and get back to work!

MILIONAIRE PLYAS VS GILLIONARE OWNERS, IF I WAS VERGAS ID TAKE THE ODDS ON TYHE GILZILLIONARE OWNERS.

FAKE ALOCO @ 948

Aloco, Are you from this country?,Universe?

Time to let your voice be heard at Dolphins In Depth!

Now that it's almost June has your original position on the Labor Strike changed any?

Have you sided with the owners? The Players? Still sitting on the fence maybe.

Time to cast your vote with a brief explanation. Lets let the rest of the sports world know how we feel here at Dolphins In Depth!!!!

ODIN,DID YUO GET MEMBERSHIP IN THE GANG OF DEFEET?

FAKE ALOCO AT 10:06

Aloco,

10:06? That was WTF.Com.

What would make you think it was a fake Aloco?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm............................

ALOCO AND FAKE ALOCO:

THE BATTLE OF ALOCO IS ON.

INSTEAD OF WHO'S HARRY CRUMB IT's WHO's ALOCO.

ALOCO I DON't CARE WHAT PEOPLE UP HEAR SAY.

NOTHING TO FORGIVE.

Justin,

I can't wait until Henne lights it up this year.

This is the first QB we've kept for more than one season in a row since Fiedler-Duh!

These here fans keep crying for a QB, but none of them want to give a guy more than 10 games to prove himself - DOPE!

Worst case scenario, I'm going into next years draft with ALL MY PICKS!

I know there is always talk coming out of Fins Camp about the need for flex players (can play multiple positions) but I think this is more Ireland`s philosophy than anything to do with Sparano frankly, Tony just tells you what he feel sounds smart and has seen work countless times for Belichik. If you look at his short History as a Coach you can`t help but notice he never makes position swithes with these flex guys even when it`s obvious to us sitting in our living rooms sometimes. His supposed coaching strength the O-Line is a perfect example.

The more I watch him putting those Lines together and there over-all execution at times thru his entire tenure gets me thinking that the O-Line in Dallas succeeded when he was there more out of there shear talent than anything related to his coaching prowess. When you analyze that he had Big Flozelle, Leonard Davis, Gurode, Kosier and Columbo on that line, all Pro Bowl players at one point and in the Prime of there Careers when he had them and you begin to get a better picture of what I`m saying, they may have been 5 years ago with the exception of the O-Line the G-Men had the very best in all of Football.

Think for a minunte about this and then youtube John Jerry his Sr. Season at Miss St. and you`ll notice he played RT against some top SEC talent at a pretty high level. If I were coaching the team I`d plug him in there this Season and let Garner fight it out with Carey at RG his natural position from College. I think Garner being younger and remembering the Thurs. night game he had vs. Carolina in 09 beats him out then you cut Carey and free up the 4.5 Million Cap # of his.

I would then take the Guard who plays Center that we drafted and move him back to LG were he and Long could be special while taking the converted Center we have at LG and moving him back. I believe these moves make the most sense with what we have moving foward being that there all "flex players" while freeing up 4.5 to try and entice a RB, ILB or DT in FA when it gets going but I doubt Sparano has the creativity to figure it out.

Does anybody really think we'll do any better with some other team's garbage than we will do with our own?

The 'upgrade' we get from someone like Palmer, Kolb or Orton, 3 QB's who have accomplished nothing in the NFL, just isn't worth the picks we'd have to give up for them.

Stick with Henne and hope we can get a franchise QB in next year's draft.

TFK

The Bengals owner does not give in to player threats EVER if he says he will not trade Palmer you can bet he wont.

The Broncos would be stupid to trade Orton before Tebow proves himself.

Vince Young is a head case and potentially dangerous to the locker room.

Henne will end up starting.

Daboll was critisized in Cleveland for his bad playcalling

I hope Henne can develop into a reliable starter. Though the combination of Daboll's bad playcalling and Marshall's tantrums are going to make it difficult for him

If Palmer chooses to retire he can't sign with another team until his current contract expires. Otherwise the Bengals own the rights to him.

bring back Brett Favre !

I'd take a shot at Vince young he may be a head case but all he does is win!

Dont understand any of these qb blogs by Armando. We didnt draft a qb, meaning Chad Henne's the 2011 starter. This fo is only in the market for a back up qb.

ALoco Cuban Menance Salguero,

Start bringing on your sorry assed Mavricks son!!!!!!!!!

fin4life, that was a great analysis of the O-Line situation, and I especially agree with you about Carey. I think Sparano is in that camp of "play your best 5 on the line", which I think is a BS theory if I ever heard one. As far as I'm concerned,
you put your best LT...at LT,
you put your best LG...at LG,
you put your best C...at C, and so on and so on.
Especially LT and C, you don't screw around with those positions...

miami dolphins most likely got eyes on these qb's:

carson palmer

kyle orton

matt hassellback

marc bulger


they wont listen to rumors of some reporter of whats gonna happen or not happen!

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