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Priority would be Manning first, Flynn as fallback

For five days now I've been telling you the Dolphins are on the quarterback hunt -- again.

I told you Saturday that Peyton Manning is a possibility for the team and that he's prominent on the team's radar, assuming he is available and wants to play in 2012. The point was echoed by national and other local news sources Sunday and Monday.

As you know the hiring of Joe Philbin makes Matt Flynn another possibility in the team's chase of a starting franchise quarterback. Philbin was the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator and is familiar with Flynn, the Packers backup.

But which one is the chief priority?

Is it Manning at age 36? or Flynn who is largely unproven?

A team source e-mailed me this afternoon that the priority is Manning. This coincides with news out of Mobile, Ala., where the Senior Bowl is going to be played Saturday. A league source there tells The Herald's Barry Jackson that the Dolphins have shown no interest in Flynn as of yet -- not even informal interest.

Now, teams are not allowed to show formal interest in soon-to-be free agents at this time. But at those Senior Bowl practices, where agents and team personnel departments mingle on the sideline, it's common for preliminary signs of future interest to be displayed. In fact, it's almost expected.

The Dolphins have shown no such interest in Flynn.

That combined with the e-mail tells me the Dolphins will wait until there is a clear course of action on Manning -- when they know if he's going to be in Indy or on the market, when they know his health -- before they decide what other direction to take.

If Manning is out there, if Flynn is available in free agency, at least we now know the team views Manning as the priority.

Why?

The club believes a healthy Peyton Manning is simply a better gamble than an unproven Matt Flynn. Flynn is younger and will be cheaper (although not by a lot) but clearly the Dolphins are more drawn to the idea of a proven NFL performer -- despite his advancing age and greater risk of his neck injury resurfacing.

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Some of you have not been watching. Eli's last 6 games (6-0!) he has been stellar, making numerous INSANE throws. Just like he did in his SB year.

You guys are harsh and play favoritism. Results count more than your gut feeling or likes and dislikes. Rivers and Vick choke when the lights are bright. Eli connects!

Eli beat the Packers on their own field! reigning champs! and you guys still think he is nothing?

He beat the 18-0 Pats and you think he is not a great qb?

Tip,

Leave your diarrhea of excuses in your own toilet. Eli has proved he is a top 5 qb with RESULTS!

Odin,
Why is Flynn not on your list of elites?
Flynn is already better than Rogers who better than Brees who is better than Ryan who is better than Stafford who better than Rivers who is better than Romo...

Now comes the Dik Price Checker....with his tired cut and paste...6 year old comedy...

Guess he will talk about assisted suicide.....and Henne getting franchised....then make up names to BOTH agree with AND argue with himself.....

Between him and Oscar....this blog went down hill fast...

Later ,Odin......

Catch u tommrow....hopefully....

What's TSH?

Henne will be franchised. I can't wait. I will be down on my knees with favors for him. My man Henne!

kris when Henne gets franchised you'll know what it feels like to have your face urinated on by me.

Kris you need to take your bipolar medicine on a regular basis.

odinseye u cant be serious

Posted by: dusty bottoms | January 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

After the Super Bowl you'll agree with me. Eli is the product of a great system with years of continuity and a greta defense.

He's good no doubt, just not elite and will be exposed as such shortly.

odin,

I have seen talent as a Navy Captain before but you are the king, I remember back in the day while you were touring with your band and I use to stop in on every town. My God I miss the times, do you remember the time we were in my hotel room and you insisted on a passionate kiss, wow ! before I knew it our underwear was gone and our passion took hold, ahhhh!!

Tetrahydrocannabinol. Long time. I misspelled it. THC.

Well that is proof for an open and shut case your Honor.

PriceMaster = TheSMF = Dr. Snufito = POS

who is better than Stafford who better than Rivers who is better than Romo...

Posted by: PriceMaster | January 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Thanks Price, you just reminded me of ANOTHER QB that is CLEARLY Head and Shoulders above ELI.

Matthew Stafford!

Put Stafford on the Giants and they wouldn't have had to travel to Green Bay.

no i wont agree with u, manning will tear up the pats d

Ahhhhh. I will prepare me a long one and be back.

odin,

The thought of you my NorDICK King had me touching myself and before I knew it my man juice was all over the screen.

There is NO evidence, nothing to suggest Rivers or Vick are better than Eli.

Those who don't want to give him credit, make excuses, say he is the product of a system, or whatever other 10 million excuses you can come up with, know this, it is not likely we will have a QB as good as him, as smart as him, for another 20 years.

Product of a system my butt. He makes it all happen.

He led his team to 2 SB's against serious competition. In his first SB he only beat one of the legendary teams of all time.


Give credit where credit is due. There is no argument.

Eli has outplayed Rivers and Vick over the last few years by FAR. Its no debate. Check the stats, check the records, check the facts.

My God I miss the times, do you remember the time we were in my hotel room and you insisted on a passionate kiss, wow ! before I knew it our underwear was gone and our passion took hold, ahhhh!!

Posted by: Capt. Blaine Diggler US Navy | January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

What can I say MAN? They warned me about the Blue Acid.

I thought you were Miss Piggy come to life!

Miss Piggy is HOT...............when you're on that Blue Acid!

MAN!

ahhh ! the steam baths, odin and fin4life are life long loved members, ohhh the jacuzzi awaits ! just imagine six boys talking boy talk.

You say blue acid I say extasy, you know it was special

Just what we need a P.R nightmare when Peyton's a vegetable after his 1st hard hit in a Dolphin uniform! Smooth move Ross!

Didn't they warn about blue acid at Woodstock?

He led his team to 2 SB's against serious competition. In his first SB he only beat one of the legendary teams of all time.

Give credit where credit is due. There is no argument.

Posted by: BlockHead | January 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

If you really want to give credit where credit is due...........Credit the officials! That wasn't a catch by ANY stretch.

Credit Kyle William's two catastrophic fumbles for Eli's return trip this year. C'mon man, giving the ball over to the Giants TWICE in the Red Zone-LOL

Eli played soild to **ALMOST** Great that year. But still, just like this year, FAR from elite.

Who you trying to kid man?

Miss Piggy on acid blowing me?

Man, at that time acid was unknown. We did wind up with some weed, once in a while.

Flynn would never beat out Matt Moore.

manning is not elite and the 49ers blew hard, god I love it !

Let's see Moore and Flynn throw the football on acid.

Vick?! Vick?!

We was poor, you know?

Kyle Williams is an acorn

odinseye

You are full of excuses. You for some reason don't want to acknowledge what Eli has done.


If you want to blame the refs, if you want to blame the calls, if you want to blame injuries...well, the list of SB winners would not be the same if those were eliminated from the game.

Results count. Nothing else. Bad calls, bad refs, bad bounces, is only sissy whining, nothing more.

anyone besides henne would beat out moore

No to Vick on acid.

Meanwhile Rivers? Vick? They have done nothing but create false expectations.

Did Rivers have a winning season this year?

Did Vick have a winning seasn this year?

Rivers + Vick = 0 SB appearances and lots of disappointment.

Eli = 2 SB appearances. 1-0 so far.

X-Tasy?

No man, it was the BLUE acid.

I remember cause when the X-Tasy came out, I quit taking Acid and watching Sesame Street!

PS: I had a Flashback when Alice Cooper did the Muppet Show.

Welcome to MY Nightmare!!!!

block he just does this to get people going, he will always take the other side

Moore is better than Eli. He throws the ball far with his eyes closed.

odin is right Eli sucks !

Eli succa real hard!

I remember we used to frequent this Black nightclub where our compatriot, Watusi, a great drummer, played. Never a problem there and only missed the smell of the weed when we left. Yes.

Some of you need to put your emotions and personal feelinWgs aside and look at the results, the facts, the ability.

That is what great coaches do. Eli is a top 5 QB. The results prove it. His last six games, six victories, defeated the champs on their own turf.

The chances of us getting a QB as good as Eli in the next 10 years is slim to none? FLynn? Hahahhaha,,, what silly fools you are.

Overtown, was a little different. For me.

You are full of excuses. You for some reason don't want to acknowledge what Eli has done.

Posted by: BlockHead | January 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I have acknowledged what Eli has done.

Played SOLID to **ALMOST** great. Definitely not elite.

Nothing more, nothing less.

You're the one that won't acknowledge things. You keep saying Top 5.

He's BARELY top ten and I've posted 7 that are definitely BETTER and probably 10 including Romo.

I'll concede to Romo though as it is a toss up between him and Eli. So, like I said, BARELY top 10.

Rich (mik)

You need to get better material. You really suck at this.

Romo vs. Eli on acid - ready set GO!

New Coach Wanted

After you marry your sister, and after you clean out your septic tank with your tongue, would you please tell your mother that smoking crack in the middle of the street is not wise.

There are children around.

L - O - S - E - R!!!

Blockhead,

It isn't difficult to understand. Football is a team sport. Getting to 2 Superbowls is an accomplishment of the team... not Eli.

Tell me, you didn't answer. Eli is not top 5??

Tell me, name for me the QB's that have gone to more two SB's that were not top 5.

Waiting.....

Waiting............

Waiting....................


You can't. I know.

Results speak louder than opinions.

Oh yes, its a team sport when its in your favor to say so.

The rest of the time you all go on yapping that we won't get anywhere without a QB.

So which is it?

Team game?

Or, need a top 5 QB?

You can't have it both ways.

You all defeat your own arguments.

Hmm.., we'll see, odin.

I will say one thing, you guys wanting Flynn are just plain stupid. Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. Take that to the bank, pea brains.

Rich (mik)

You really do suck at this. Is that the best you can do? Really?

I think the man has improved. But what does a former airplane constructor know?

You all go on contradicting yourself. Need a QB, oh but its a team game, Eli had support of a good system, oh but need a QB, we won't beat NE without a QB.

You all run around in circles like the merry go round horses at the circus!

New Coach Wanted

Congratulations! I hear your mother is engaged to prisoner # 10778B.

When you visit your new father in jail, you should recognize him - he is your proctologist.

Also OJ Simpson may be acting out as a running back and ask you to "open some holes" for him so he can score.

You will of course accommodate him while on your hands and knees.

L - O - S - E - R!!!

Blockhead,

Try reading my posts. I have never made the argument that a QB is the answer. I have stated clearly that trading a bunch of picks for Luck or RG3 would be stupid. I have said paying large sums for Flynn would be stupid. I have said giving up the franchise for Peyton would be stupid. I have said bring back Henne, Moore, and Flynn (if he came cheap) and let them compete in a new system would be ideal. Your assertion about a "QB" and me is wrong. Your claim Eli is top 5 is also wrong.

You's smart, odin. Me? I keep on dredging.

Rich (mik),

You should quit. You still suck at this. You are not improving.

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