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Dolphins are not interested in Plaxico Burress

Yes, I'm still on vacation. But I'm not sipping drinks garnished with little umbrellas on some island and I'm certainly not hiking any mountain. I'm home. And I'm aware.

And I'm keenly aware many of you are wondering if the Dolphins are going to show interest in wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who was released Tuesday from prison after serving 21 months for a gun crime related to his blowing a couple of holes in his leg at a nightclub in 2008.

Burress, 34 when the NFL season eventually begins, may be an interesting topic. But I am told by a reliable source the Dolphins are "absolutely not" interested in Burress.

So much for that rumor.

I happen to agree the Dolphins should have zero business interest in Burress, despite the fact he is a South Florida resident. Why?

Did I mention he'll be 34 in August?

Did I mention he just spent 21 months in jail?

Did you know he has not played NFL football since 2008?

Did you know it is now 2011?

Maybe none of that bothers you. Maybe you think Burress can be the next coming of Michael Vick. And perhaps he can weave a tale of redemption and resurrect his fading career. I hope he does.

But Michael Vick was 28 years old when he returned to the NFL, not 34. And it still took him a year to get up to speed again.

Sorry, but the odds are against Burress. And it simply doesn't make sense for Miami to take that gamble.

Burress, in his prime, was an imposing 6-foot-5 target who combined that great size with very good speed and an increasing experience of defenses that made him very dangerous. But even in 2008, following his grand 2007 performance that helped the Giants win the Super Bowl, Burress was a troubled dude.

He was missing practices and was late to team meetings and was something of an enigma in the Giants locker room. He was also apparently in decline. After catching 70 passes for 1,025 yards in 2007, Burress had only 35 catches in 10 games in 2008. His average per catch was the lowest since his rookie year and the lowest in what was a steady four-year decline from 19.9 in 2004 to 16.0 in 2005 to 15.7 in 2006 to 14.6 in 2007 to 13.0 in 2008.

And you expect it will go up after not playing since the winter of 2008 and spending 21 months in jail?

Here's another thought for you to consider:

If the Dolphins decide they want a receiver to help Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess and the rest of the receiver corps in 2011, they aren't going to chase a 34-year-old guy. They're going to chase someone in his prime.

Did you know Santonio Holmes is a free agent? He's 27 years old. And fast. And hasn't been in jail the past two years. He played football last year ... and the year before. And putting him out there with Brandon Marshall would turn just about any QB into a playmaker. And it would be a blow to the Jets to lose him.

Did you know Braylon Edwards is a free agent? He's 28 years old. And his yards per reception number last year was 17.1. He also was a Michigan teammate of Chad Henne's and the two had good chemistry together. And yes, he drops passes, but he caught 53 last year for 904 yards and seven touchdowns.

And seven TDs is only one fewer than Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess had combined in 2010.

I am not saying the Dolphins will be interested in either Edwards or Holmes. But I am using them to illustrate the point that if Miami were to dip into the free agent WR market, there would be several players that make much more sense than Plaxico Burress.

Think on that.

So back to vacation I go. Please follow me on twitter as I am on there regularly and you can interact with me while I'm on this great vacation I'm on -- thinking about football.

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Oregon is a gay fagola mammas boy.

Take Lebron out period. Seriously. He is a negative factor. Dragging the team down.

I can only wish that my team was playing in the Finals.

9 pts. The Heat better have a big 4th quarter to stay alive.

They could do it.

The Mavs just look like the better team this series.

Don't worry heat fans. Your big three are good and complementary players will continue to want to be on your team.

It takes a while to gel. Dirk and Kidd and Terry have been playing together for a long time now.

When the MAVS win I will be celebrating with my husband.

Terry steals it from Wade. Are they feeling pressure right now? Absolutely.

Oh wow, off the foot.

Kris, that blow out is shaping up.

The Heat are better without Lebron. He drags the team down.

fin4life

Terry a whole bunch of baskets, 0 jet displays

Also I told you the Mavs were capable of that kind of shooting again.

Oregon....i'm not here to either sing the praises of your "game" or diminish your "game".....

I am only stating a fact.....and my facts come from past behavior......even if you are as "tough" as you portray yourself to be in the internet....

You still would have gotten punched in the mouth playing dirty......and then we would take it from there.....

past behavior is the greatest predictor of future events....

Oregon is a doosh, all talk. Probably a closet queen.

Its an up hill battle.....lbut they shut down CHI...they can do it here....

Very disappointed in the Heat right now. Things have been going down hill since the Mavs 4th qtr comeback game two. Lebron has not played like a superstar desperate for his first finals ring.

James has played well in spurts but Ive seen far too many errors from him for a guy labeled as one of the game's true superstars.

Im conceding the title to the Mavs. Seems the Heat have ever since the game 2 comeback victory allowed them.

They had their chances, but just like the Miami Dolphins of the last 30+ years they are wanna be choke artists. Hey I'm taking my talents to SOuth Beach this fall too. I'm going to watch the J E T S JETS JETS JETS beat the ever loving shi* out of the fishies.

I loved playing against guys like you Kris.

You would get frustrated, take a swing and get tossed out. I'd smile and wave good bye.

BTW, the hard foul has to be saved for special occasions. I'm sure it would never need to get to that with you.

I suspect you'd lose it just from getting boxed out.

BREED.....way to late till the last few minutes to JUMP SHIP AND SELL OUT.....

With fans like yourself.....why do the HEAT need enemies....

IS IT ANY WONDER DOLPHIN STADIUM IS ALWAYS HAVE EMPTY.....

AND THE OTHER HALF FILLED WITH BAND WAGON FANS FROM OTHER TEAMS.....

The Heat have left at least 13pts on the table just by missed free throws alone. Had they shot a much higher free throw percentage we would be winning right now.

That isnt even counting the numerous offensive rebounds theyve yeilded to Dallas. The Mavs are clearly playing like the team whom wants this championship most.

Kris just calling it as Ive seen it the last 4-5 games. the pattern seems to be continuing. The Heat presently just arent showing anything different from what theyve shown in previous losses.

Assume away oregon......you know the old saying i'm sure.....

I'm more of a show you better than I can tell you kinda guy....

Kris, dont get me wrong. Im still optimistic, but Im not seeing enough from the Heat right now to show the outcome will be different from the other losses.

See, theyve just given up another offensive rebound.

Breed...it ain't over till the fat ady sings...

Nail in the coffin!

You can't play afraid.

Lebron Stinks. PERIOD.

Everytime the Mavs go on runs its a result of too many offensive rebounds conbined with turnovers. We are not winning playing that lethal combo of bulls*hit basketball.

Congratulations Mavs on your 2010-11 nba championship. Just being a realist.

It's over. So is all the dynasty talk. I don't see Wade and Lebron winning anything together.

I honestly believe Miami's chances in the finals would have been better without James.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SIT THE F DOWN HEAT. Celebrate good times in Miami.

Heat just seem to be playing worse as the game draws closer to the end.

Congratulations on your gift championship Mavs. We just wanna make sure you dont have to earn it!

Oh kris,

Your funny. 'Your just stating facts...'

The fact is I'm supposed to be the cyber tough guy, yet you are the only one talking about punching someone in the face or how you'd fight me.

That's not basketball, dude and you don't know what your talking about.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE HEAT HATER'S........

YOU HAD TO WAIT 100+ GAMES FOR THIS MOMENT....

HOPE IT WAS WORTH IT....

KRIS................

I RESPECT YOU FOR STANDING BY YOUR TEAM BUT DB IS AN EXAMPLE OF LOUSY FAN ,READY TO JUMP SHIP AT EVERY TURN .


PS.... THIS MY FIRST POST IN 2 DAYS WHILE FAKE ALOCO PLAYING W/DB .

Time to do my husband!

Oregon....whatever.....its all talk on here.....blah,blah, blah.....

Neither you or I are playing at this level.....so let that sink in for a minute before you go shoot 1,000 free throws at midnight....

Congrats on the HEAT HATE...its well deserved......

Looks like Terry get's to keep that silly tattoo.

The Heat have a good team. Your guys will be back in it again. Don't get out the razor blades yet.

3-4 years from now without a championship might be the time though.

THE WORST FINALS EVER.......


MARK CUBAN WON AND CARLISLE DESERVE IT .


THE HEAT COACH WIL BE FIRED TOMORROW AND ORILEY WILL TASKE OVER .

When I do my husband he is going to be Dirk and I am going to be Bibby.
And I am going to like it.

LVP award - Lebron James

Hi ALoco!

I'm out....i'll read ALL the HEAT HATE comments tommrow.....

POST AWAY HEAT HATER'S.....YOU HAVE EARNED IT.....

Oregon, whats bigger your AHole or your mouth?

ALoco do you like hockey?
I will be rooting for Vancouver.
How about you?
Call me sometime big boy.

Kris, really not a Heat hater.

All I said was that the mocking of Dirk by James and Wade was lame.

But guys like you love to make sweeping, distorting statements like that.

That and the face punching and fighting talk is just an expression of who you are.

It takes all types I suppose.

KRIS,

I AM NOT A HEAT HATER ..I AM FAN OF BASKETBALL AND I SAW WHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE ...A HEAT TEAM OVER RATED W/OVER RATED PLAYERS ...WAY OVER RATED AND OVER PAID ........

I PREDICT ........... BOSH WILL BE GONE NEXT YEAR .

"The more you have the more you are afraid to lose it", Vince Lombardi on pressure in big Games.

ALoco

My sister tube of glue said that you like boys.
Why don't you call me?

CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE

LeQuitter strikes again. LeQuitter and Marino two LOSERS who have never won anything!!!!

They need to give Lebron another 50 million so he'll play better.

As silly as this may sound, I would absolutely love to see the Dolphins make the championship game even if they did lose.

Still, I like to congratulate my Heat on making the finals. Only two teams in the entire nba can make this claim. I love you guys and hope we make the right moves to add the correct pieces around the big 3 that results in the title next season.

In all honesty I never expected the Heat to make the finals this season and they really impressed with thier never say quit effort in getting here. We fell short but there's definitely more to come. Look out NBA! We aint done yet.

DB,

NEVER STAND FOR ANY THING ...HE TALKS LIKE AN OLD WOMAN WHO HAS NO DIGNITY .

Buh bye kris and your other jb handle you hide behind make punk ass comments.

I LOVE MARK CUBAN AND RICK CARLISLE .

CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE

Posted by: TorturedDolphan | June 12, 2011 at 10:51 PM

That's the sound I make when I do my husband.


The Heat are an embarrasment. Riley should have retired after that last ring. Don't expect them in the finals next year. Don't expect Lebron around much longer.

LeLoser LeQuitter enjoy your useless stay in Miami. Hope the weather is treating you well bc your bball stinks when it counts. Now go find your gf D Bag and cry in his arms. BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

db,

what is silly about that? I'd like to see the Dolphins make it to a championship game.

That's means the team is good.

I LOVE MARK CUBAN AND RICK CARLISLE .

Posted by: ALoco | June 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

They are boys and I like boys.

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