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Miami Dolphins players No. 1 to beyond roster limit

Drum roll please ...

It is time for the annual Miami Herald countdown of the Dolphins roster! Excited? Fired up?

Yeah, I can sense the tension.

Anyway, this is my annual countdown of the players on Miami's roster from the best to the bottom of the roster guys. It should not surprise that No. 1 on the list did not change in 2010. The rest of the list did change.

Take this in. Study it. Tell me where you agree and don't. Understand that rookies and free agents who have never played a game for Miami or even in the NFL are on this list. Those guys are included in the list as projections.

This is a lot to take in. Do it in increments if you wish. This list will be up a while as I'm going on vacation and leave and won't be back until July. Well, I will come back if something happens (like the start of free agency) because I'll only be out of town two of the weeks I'm off.

But otherwise, this is the annual summer vacay post as well as the summer roster list post. If you need to see what I'm up to, you can follow me on twitter.

The list:

1. LT Jake Long: He blew out his left shoulder in November against Tennessee. That wasn't his first injury of the season as he suffered a knee injury in the preseason finale against Dallas. No problem. Long got treatment for the knee and played without issue. He got a harness for the shoulder and continued playing despite knowing he'd need surgery after the season. And he was still a Pro Bowl player for the third time in three seasons.

2. OLB Cameron Wake: Studly. He came from part-time work to a full-time starting job and more than doubled his production. He became one of the NFL's most unrelenting and explosive pass-rushers. The scary thing is Dolphins coach Tony Sparano has said Wake has not yet reached his full potential. He might get better!

3. WR Brandon Marshall: When he's right, when he has the right people around him, when he's used correctly, he can dominate and take over a game. In 2010 he was rarely used right and didn't really have the right people around him. He was good but he and quarterback Chad Henne never meshed. There might be a personality problem going on in that relationship and the problem isn't necessarily Henne's.

4. ILB Karlos Dansby: He was as-advertised in that he was a tackle machine and was solid and a leader. But it is rare when an inside linebacker can be a game-changer. Ray Lewis has done it. Brian Urlacher has done it. Dansby can do it in the future but he didn't do it in 2010. Still, he was a significant upgrade as a free agent.

5. NT Paul Soliai: He was given an opportunity starting the second week of the season and he turned it into a $12 million franchise player payday. It was as if Soliai, at times immature, turned the corner. The question is whether the improvement was his reach for a contract that might fade once he gets paid, or a legitimate and lasting ripening of a fine player.

6. DE Randy Starks: The Dolphins need to keep Starks at one position because he plays quite well when he gets the opportunity to make a position his home. Late last season, Starks was again Miami's best defensive end after starting the year at nose tackle.

7. WR Davone Bess: Exceedingly hard worker. Reliable hands. Dependable route-runner. He is a very good possession receiver and every NFL team needs at least one of those. His receptions (79), yards (820) and TDs(5) were career highs.

8. SS Yeremiah Bell: Always excellent in run-support, he led the team in tackles again. Bell is consistent in that he's had more than 100 tackles each of the past three years. I don't understand why the Dolphins didn't blitz him more often because he's outstanding at that.

9.CB Vonate Davis: Most physical and potentially dominating cornerback on the team. He still has not made the climb from "being there" on contested balls to "winning" the battle for most of those balls. He's good now. Not excellent. Not great. Not very good. Good.

10. DE Kendall Langford: An end in the 3-4 defense is never going to be a big-playmaker if he's not named Suh. So Langford hasn't been a playmaker but has been solid and consistent. There is a step or two Langford could take to reach a level of excellence that would turn Miami's front into a dominant unit.

11. DE Phillip Merling: Merling asctually played relatively well when he returned from the non-football injury list last year. It suggests he has matured and could be ready to finally meet the potential that made him the No. 32 overall selection in 2008.

12. CB Sean Smith: He was humbled a year ago in losing his starting job to Jason Allen. Jason Allen! He didn't quit. He never gave up. He fought through adversity, although it was of his own making. He regained his job and played well. The difference between playing well and being a star? Smith drops every pass that hits his hands. He could have had eight or nine interceptions a year ago. Time to catch those, Sean.

13. WR Brian Hartline: He was open enough and effective enough to suggest he can continue to be a good deep-threat option. His stats -- 43 catches for 615 yards -- would have seemed nicer if quarterback Chad Henne had connected with him on the handful of times Hartline got open behind defenses.

14. ILB Channing Crowder: Solid. That's what he's always been when he's healthy. But excellent? Game-changing? Nope.

15. OLB Koa Misi: Starter who showed a great motor. He never gives up on a play. He is relentless. He needs to get stronger both in the upper and lower body. Once he truly becomes a technician at his craft, he has potential to be an eight- or nine-sack a year guy.

16. C Mike Pouncey: First round pick. Not exciting, but a safe pick. Why was it a safe pick? Because Pouncey is going to be a very good player. That's why. When he proves it, he'll rise on this list.

17. TE Anthony Fasano: He is unappreciated because he's not playing in a great passing offense, he's had some memorable drops in previous years, and doesn't like media attention too much. That doesn't mean he's a bad player. Fasano was second on the team with 13.5 yards per catch (among players with double-digit catches). He was fourth on the team in catches and yards. Great? No. Good? Yes.

18. RB Daniel Thomas: Second round pick better be Miami's top rusher in 2011 because, well, that's what he was picked for. He'll share the load with whatever free agent running back Miami lands. Obviously, this is a projection.

19. QB Chad Henne: Anytime a QB is not among the Top 10 best players on the team, that team is in trouble. Anytime a QB throws more interceptions than touchdowns and gets benched at least once in the season because the team isn't scoring enough, he cannot be ranked too highly and definitely not in the Top 10.

20. RB Ronnie Brown: Good man. Fearless every Sunday. But not the greatest instincts, and injuries seem to have sapped speed and explosion.

21. RB Ricky Williams: He had flashes but they are coming farther and farther apart now. He no longer has the amazing burst he once had, he no longer breaks tackles or avoids tackles in the second level.

22. G/C Richie Incognito: He was the team's best interior lineman. He was not the problem.

23. RT Vernon Carey: He has the ability to be the most frustrating player on the offensive line because he has the ability to be an A-player but has too often been a C-minus player. His best season came in 2008 when he was pushing for a new contract. He hasn't played at that level since.

24. FB Lousaka Polite: Good blocker. Good short-yardage runner. He might be replaced in 2011 if the Dolphins put their expected greater emphasis on the H-back postion over FB.

25. P Brandon Fields: He followed his best NFL season in 2009 with his second best NFL season in 2010 -- although the two blocks he suffered (not really his fault) look bad on his stat sheet. His 31 punts inside the 20 were a career high.

26. K Dan Carpenter: After connecting on 89 percent of his kicks in 2009, he dropped to a disappointing 73.2 percent in 2010 and had two kicks blocked. The end of Carpenter's season was a nightmare, as he booted only two of his seven final attempts. He did deliver 14 touchbacks on kickoffs, tying the number for the previous two years combined.

27 (tie). DE Tony McDaniel: There is thinking out there that McDaniel, a free agent in 2011, will go elsewhere because he will price himself out of the Dolphins market. That's is possible. But I would argue the Dolphins need to be very careful not to undervalue McDaniel because neither Odrick nor Merling are absolutes based on their histories. On a scale of 1-10, McDaniel is a solid 7. You don't want to lose those.

27 (tie). C Joe Berger: Berger was a pleasant surprise in that he was a solid C to B-minus center most of the year. He was the improbable starting center last year when the Jake Grove experiment proved a failure. And it would not be surprising if Berger is the starter early in training camp while Mike Pouncey gets acquainted. But that won't last barring an injury to Pouncey or others.

29. S Chris Clemons: Solid. Doesn't make mistakes. But neither does he really make any big plays. He had only one interception in 14 starts.

30. S Reshad Jones: He's a ball magnet and he will compete for a starting job with Chris Clemons in training camp. Truth is I expect him to win the job. He had one interception in two starts, which is the same as Clemons had in 14 starts. Until he wins the job, however, he finds himself just behind the starer.

31. G John Jerry: Last year it was about him being a rookie, and him being unable to get back from his early-season sickness, and his need for being stronger and his need for using better technique. This season it has to be about Jerry overcoming those issues and living up to his potential.

32. DE Jared Odrick: He was a starter the first week of the season and then was lost for the rest of the season. He has much to learn. He has much to improve upon. And he must stay healthy because durability is a category on which players are judged every bit as much as ability.

33. QB Chad Pennington: He was coach Tony Sparano's choice to lead the team in the crucial point of the season but although Pennington's spirit was willing, his flesh was weak. He sufferedanother shoulder injury on his first possession of the game he started. Having suffered another injury playing basketball this offseason, the Dolphins seem prepared to move on. If he's healthy, he's better than Henne.

34. CB Benny Sapp: He was on the team last year because Will Allen got hurt. He didn't disappoint but neither did his play impress. The Dolphins want to push Sapp to either make him better or find someone better.

35. ILB Tim Dobbins: Solid backup and that's a big deal because Crowder is injury prone and even Dansby got hurt at the end of last year. 

36. S Tyrone Culver: Solid role player in dime defense. Solid special teams tackler. He's .... solid.

37. CB Nolan Carroll: Ah, if only he'd caught that interception versus Cleveland. He could have been a hero. As it was, he was a rookie making mistakes and trying like crazy to compete. Carroll has great speed. Decent ball skills. Good work ethic. Let's see if those translate in Year 2.

38. LS John Denney: The only time one notices him is when he botches a snap. But he doesn't do that and that makes him valuable. Excellent at his craft.

39. QB Tyler Thigpen: Gutsy, willing to gamble, and strong-minded, he has the personality of a winner. But he's erratic and just as likely to throw two interceptions as two touchdowns in a game.

40. CB Will Allen: He's got to prove he can still contribute after missing two years because of injuries.

41. WR Marlon Moore: That 57-yard TD catch against Oakland was an eye-opener. But he had some troubling drops in the following couple of games and was basically iced against Buffalo before returning the final two games of the season. He had two catches for 43 yards in the season-finale so he finished on a high note. It is time to go higher.

41. WR Roberto Wallace: Big. Strong. A fine special teams player. Good hands. But still largely unproven. His special teams ability is the reason he played ahead of Moore most of the season.

42. WR Edmond "Clyde" Gates: Yeah, he doesn't like to be called Edmond. He likes Cylde. I'll call him Mr. Clyde if he lives up to his speed and blows the top off defenses likes he's supposed to. We'll see. This is obviously a projection.

43. S Jonathon Amaya: Great hitter on special teams. He might have been Miami's most effective special teams hitter late in the season.

44. RB Patrick Cobbs: His role on offense declined to practically zero last year. That showed .. 1. The coaching staff's hesitation to seek alternatives to underpeforming Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams and 2. Cobbs' inability to show himself worthy of a shot. Yes, he was the special teams captain. But Miami's special teams were terrible. Solid locker room presence. 

45. OLB Ikaika Alama-Francis: There was much buzz about Alama-Francis early in the season but injuries and circumstances prevented him from playing up to that buzz. He's a hard worker and a solid run-stopper.

46. TE Charles Clay: Hopefully this kid becomes a latter day Chris Cooley or Dallas Clark. No idea if he'll be even in the same conversation thus his low ranking.

47. DB Jimmy Wilson: A seventh-rounder who missed two years while in prison facing murder chargers, Wilson is obviously a gamble. He's also got the feels of a special teams contributor.

48. RB Lex Hilliard: Time to be more than a special teams player because the Dolphins are looking for viable running back options and he's not exactly the first name on anyone's lips among team insiders. With the team bringing in more special teams talent, 2011 could be a turning point year.

49. ILB A.J. Edds: The plan has not changed from a year ago in that he will be a passing situation substitution for Channing Crowder or Karlos Dansby if he has the abilities the team thought he did when he was drafted.

50. OLB Quentin Moses: Extremely under-rated. Mostly unknown. Can you believe he's been on the team since 2007? Says something for his latent ability which is little used. He did

51. Nate Garner: He was going to get a chance to compete to start at G when he got hurt and was lost for the year. Now the onus is on to prove he can recover and show some durability. 

52. OL Pat McQuistan: He started a handful of games. He should be a backup.

53. T Lydon Murtha: He is good stay active and take to the game as a backup. Is he good enough to displace someone on the starting unit? I doubt it, but I'd like to see him try. It can only make everyone better.

54. G Rey Feinga: His chances of winning a starting job are also dependent on the health of other players. Betting on someone to be hurt is a tough way to earn a living.

55. DT Frank Kearse: The Dolphins need a backup for Soliai not named Starks. Kearse has the opportunity to be that guy. Does he have the ability?

56. WR Julius Pruitt: He was active the regular-season finale but didn't catch a pass. He's been all about potential. It's time to be about production.

57. ILB Austin Spitler: The youngster got better at his special teams duties later in the season.

58. WR Patrick Carter: He's been in camp with Seattle, Tampa Bay, Denver, Baltimore, and was most recently on the Hartford Colonels. He's 26 now so this camp is probably his make-or-break NFL moment. Don't bet on make.

59. LB Mark Restelli: A free agent signee from the CFL. He's only 6-2 and 215 so he needs to get better. He's strictly a special teams guy if he makes the team at all.

60. T James Marten: The Dolphins are his fourth team in four years and he's still a project player.

61. QB Tom Brandstater: Late season signee and never really an option to play. Don't expect much different in 2011.

62. RB Kory Sheets: He had speed and potential before an Achilles' injury. No idea if he has either now.

63. CB Nate Ness: Cut in the preseason, then cut by Seattle when he was toasted during one game, he returned as insurance against injuries.

64. FB Deon Anderson: Dolphins have to learn that signing every Dallas Cowboys reject is not a good idea. Anderson was signed after the Cowboys dropped him and he promptly got hurt one week into his Dolphins career. He probably won't be on the team this year.

65. LB Mike Rivera: He's been jumping from practice squad to practice squad and was active only for the season-finale against New England. I simply do not know enough about him to give you an idea which direction he's going.

66. T Matt Kopa: Signed off the 49ers practice squad in November, he was mostly just insurance and was inactive the final seven games of the season.

67. DE Ryan Baker He's undersized. He's probably not the most naturally gifted player. But he works. He studies the game. He is a good guy in the community.

68. G Cory Procter: He was a backup most of the year before going on injured reserve in late November. He's likely played his final game with the Dolphins.

69 (tie). TE Dedrick Epps: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Mickey Shuler: Young kid. Project.

69 (tie). TE Jeron Mastrud: You kid. Project.

(Not rated) T Allen Barbre: He spent one week with the Dolphins last year, the final week of the season. I have no idea what he's about.

(Not rated) DT Chris Baker: Don't know enough about him.

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The bigger the game, the more Lebron fades. He doesn't rise to the occasion like the greats Magic Bird Jordon Hakeem. He may get his ring now, but he will never be among the elite champions. It is Wade that carries the Heat on his shoulders, not Lebron.

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I AM AN IDIOT.

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This Lockout is driving me crazy

To keep myself busy, I will attempt to change the gravitational constant of the universe.

Any objections?

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TOO MANY CORNBALLS

According to the law of universal gravitation, the attractive force (F) between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses (m1 and m2), and inversely proportional to the square of the distance (r) between them:

F = G \frac{m_1 m_2}/{r^2}

I therefore propose that if -

F=Mv2/R

The tangential speed is the speed of light in a vacuum, c, then we obtain

F=Mc2/R

From the geometry, the force of gravity Fg is the projection of the centrifugal given by

Fg=sin=Mg

Substituting equation (1) into (3) and solving for g, the acceleration of gravity becomes

g = F sinα /M = (c2/R)sinα

All you need to do is substitute the second half of the equation with (c3/R) and VOILA! your problem is solved.

THE BIGGER THE MASS THE MORE GRAVATIONAL PULL IT HASS,YOU NED TO MAKE THE SMALER OBJECT HEAVER,THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS IS THROGH QUANTEM MACHANICS.,GOOD LUCK TWO PENNYS.

To test my theory, the University of Miami and the University of Texas will create micro-labs that adjust Planck's Mass as well as the Gaussian gravitational Unit that will allow the NBA trophy to gravitate to Miami while those in Texas watch helplessly.

listening to cows fart is more interesting than the bloggers here.

I HAVE MADE THE CHINA STYLE PANCAKES AGAN THEY ARE VERY THIN LIKE CRAIPS AND YOU PUT SCALLONS AND THEN COOK VERY QUICK THEN YOU PUT CHINA INGREDENTS IN THEM AND MAKE A ((DIPPENG SAUCE)) WITH SOY AND GINCER. THEY ARE DELICOS NOT LIKE THE BURNET TOAST THE JOBLESS GANG OF DEFEAT IS EATING IN THERE TRALERS.

Someone actually has experience at listening to the flatulence of a Bovine creature?
Wow!

At what distance from the anus were you vento?

Celtics, Bulls, Lakers built thier dynasties from scratch? I beg to differ:

Teams have been building championship dynasties in the nba since like forever when they first aquired a hof calibre franchise player to centr everything else around. Thier have been various ways teams have done this. Draft, fa, and trades.

There isnt a team in the league had they already had D-Wade in place, then had opportunity to pull the trigger on both James and Bosh, who would have regressed from doing that deal.

So those of you hating on the Heat, you would have been the worst gm's in the league if you reneged on building a championship caliber team overnight and not doing so because of only your overly moralistic self fulfilling egos.

I dont know what it is about Northeast America but they think that thier the only ones who deserves championships no matter the sport. Ratings usually always low when a northeast sports team are not playing for a championship.

Northeasterners need to snatch thier heads from thier crotches and realize that America doesnt only revolve around them. The rest of the nation fights and dies for freedom and the right white and blue just like you do.

Had Lebron James defected to the Knicks or a northeast team, the very biased northeast media would be still praising him for what a wonderful basketball player he is. Instead he defected to the "south" of all places and the northeast media has condemned him liked they're still fighting the civil war.

But the rednecks out there only hate him because he's black. So Lebron cant win, the northeasterners are against him because he defected to the south. The southern rednecks hate him simply because he's black. Poor guy can only recieve any simblance of love south of West Palm Beach. LOL.........

Yeah, had Lebron defected to the Knicks or Bulls everything would have been smoothed over very much differently. LOL..........

anyone who thinks Plaxico Burress is any worse of a gamble than Marshall is out of their mind. Plax would give us a better vertical threat than anyone else on the roster not named Marshall it would make perfect sense especially seeing how they messed up the Vick situation

Bill Parcels turned Plaxico down after he told his agent he wanted to play for the Dolphins. I hope Ireland doesn't make the same Silly mistake.

I can't believe I payed for this app. The he'll are some articles. I know it's slow but come on.

DyingBreed

The nation does revolve around the northeast. That is the oldest part of the country, roots of the country, old money. Both the nations capital and the greatest city in the world are in the northeast. NY is the single greatest hub of finance, sports, art, museums, architecture, restaurants, United Nations, business and entertainment in the nation. Neither Chicago or LA come close. Every other city is nothing but a village compared to those places.

Florida is not the south, maybe only the panhandle. South Floria is a misplaced semi-latin territory with no identity. It was by rare event and timing that the fins gained a national following, when they went undefeated at the time the NFL was starting to become the nations sport. That has long faded since the fins have become one of the most embarassing organizations in all of sports.

While all the nation fights and dies in war, lets face it, we have not fought a single war that has had anything to do with our freedom since WWII. All wars since have been wars of business disguised as wars of freedom.

As far as Lebron goes, anyone making that much money has got all the love he needs.

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This Country is returning to its traditional, simple American values getting away from that savage neo-Capitalism which almost destroyed the World twice in the last couple of years. We can feelitfeelitfeelit. And We are very pleased, yes we areareare.

Dear Mr. Thelonius,

I mostly concur with you at 9:22 AM. However, I digress at money being all the love one needs. In retrospect money is actually all of the trouble one needs. Only those who have never had significant amounts of money do not fully understand this. With great amounts of money comes great amounts of responsibility.

Those with great amounts of money who dont understand this. Then welcome to your very own hangman's noose.

canosa,

Turning your head away and taking your eyes off of the prize$ will not change the pure fact that money promotes greed. Turning your head away will insure that some money thief will steal your share$.

Greed will never just magically go away. It is a great sickness for which there is no present cure. Anyone telling you different is only after your loot! LOL......

Money is both a privaledge and responsibility, not a luxury. Though many would like to wrongly see this way.

HOUR NUMBER FORTY,HOW WAS BRAEKFEST TODAY BREED?,DID YOU HAVE SANKA AND PIG STOMACH BACON AS USUAL?

Soon within (2 weeks) the lockout will be over and


Jason Taylor will be playing on the New England Patriots

Of course, those principally responsible for this near Debacle will have to answer for some things. Yes they willwillwill.

Pardon if I digressed from Fotball but, you know, I mean, Henne, a thousand pound Elephant in the room, 70+30 is 80...Hmmmm...,i digres()...hmmm, hmmmm...

Prize?, WTF prize you talkinabout you unfortunate one?

WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BEAKFAST? THE GANG OF DEFEAT ONLY HAD THERE PIG STOMACH MEAT AND BURN TOAST IN THERE TRALERS FILLED WITH CAT POO

I am preparing my Lunch now, you puny ALoco. Actually is a ham and mostly cheese sandwich prepared by my aunt.

aloco.it is time for you to take a journey deep into your mind.lol

So wait the celtics didn't trade fo KG and I believe it was Allen that weren't drafted by Boston oh n for the bulls what about rodman quit hating northeasterners cause we got what you wanted and have the better weather and prettier girls and by faaaaarrrr better beaches your just jealous as hell

aloco. they are bringing in qb competition for henne. it is going to be 2 monkeys from metro zoo.lol

Army cheese has traditionally been excellent.

Oh and if as you say the phins haven't done anything since 72 and u like the ne so much then go root for them... I'm sure u could find a wets blog or even a patsies blog where u can annoy them

THE GANG OF DEFEAT IS OUIT IN DROVES TODAY,2 TWAT,OSCCAR,AND BREED., I WONDER IF CUBEN IS LURKING AROUND WITH HIS MANY ALASISES.

I guess it's the Moon(or something), ALoco.

GRRREAT DAME,ARE YOU PART OF THE GANG OF DEFEAST?,ARE YOU JUST WAKING UP TO?

I GOTTA GO BACK TO WORK SO THE GANG OF DEFEAT CAN CONTINOUSLY BLOG AT MY TAXES EXPENSE,THANKL YUO BARACK.

Nope I'm on my iPhone at work at lunch... No G.O.D. Here lol!!

GRRREATDAME=CUBEN MENACE

Nope wrong again... I unlike the menace still reside in south Florida in the north Miami area 305 for life....

Talking about monkeys, I know Armando has interviewed at least a couple of them and he probably kept one(of the two).

Where is that platypus that was posting around here? Ahh, that is a magnificent animal!

C'mon, League, don't let us keep on posting nonfootball-related things here. Give us something to feed our hungerrr, Yes?

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Channing Crowder should be #62, there is no way he is anywhere near the top 15. How did he contribute last year? Oh yeah with his stupid mouth, "ohhh he spit in my face"..grow some nads you pansy. Jeff said it best "Channing Crowder is the epitome of a non-playmaker. He is the antithesis of "playmaker."

Nuff said!

to me dansdy and wake have not reached the peak of their talent level yet! vontae davis and sean smith have not reached their peak,not even close..our defense will be much more confident and better with more time in mike nolans system...our special teams will greatly improve i do think..

our major problems are on offense where i can blame just about everybody.chad henne is to blame, but so is our offensive line who has not played at a dominat level, and their not consistant at all if they have a decent game..our wr's dont go all out, marshall played down...so i'm optimistic our offense might start off a lil sluggish, but can mature and improve as season grinds on and they gain experince and confidence...we need much better tight end play for sure...we need out speed gutys like korey sheets and rookie wr gates to have success with that speed...and i hope rb thomas shows some break away speed..i'm optimistic and positive we changed our offensive coordinator also...they former guy was way way way to conservative...

miami is done finished yet people, free agency has not even started, trades, etc.....there will be some more changes, ill gaureentee you that..miami might surprise you in a qb change...might land another running back,wr,tight end....they will look to add more talent to this offense, bet on that!

jeff ireland is already got his eyes on some trades or free agents, watch....ill bet you he is searching over every roster, every free agent,etc. for more running backs, wr's,tight ends, qb's......this offense is not done, they still have to add more playmakers for sure!!!!!

dont be surprised to see dolphins sign a marc bulger, trade for carson palmer, etc...go get free agent running back deangelo williams from panthers, and wr's and tight ends who can make an impact...miami needs to get a ''H BACK'' like a dallas clark type to crank up this offense also...

They should award Long the nickname: Jake "Pancake" Long in honor of the fact that he's always getting knocked flat on his back.

I didn't know they piled garbage that high?
69 guys on a loser. 7-9 7-9 2-14 aaaaaght!
GO JETS!!!!!

Wonder where you'd rank the coach in the number of importance to the team. If he's high up, it just reflects the poor quality of the squad. I can't think of too many of the above whom I'd want if I were starting a franchise from scratch--certainly not Tony the Bounce. SpentCane

Paul Solai at #5? Really? He's had a couple of bad years, an average year, and 1/2 a season of good play. Vontae's MUCH better than Paul.

Crap

I'd keep an eye out for Reshad Jones. I think he's going to make a name for himself.

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