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Miami's 'intimate knowledge' a good thing

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The Dolphins hired Joe Philbin as their head coach. He was the offensive coordinator at Green Bay and so one supposes he is familiar with Green Bay reserve quarterback Matt Flynn, who is expected to be available as a free agent this offseason as he searches for a starting job.

Philbin hired Mike Sherman as his offensive coordinator. Sherman was the head coach at Texas A&M where one supposes he became very familiar with starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill is available in the coming draft as perhaps the third or fourth-rated quarterback in the draft.

General manager Jeff Ireland, meanwhile, is a graduate of Baylor University. One supposes he still has ties to Baylor, where quarterback Robert Griffin III did great work in winning the Heisman Trophy in 2011. Griffin will be in the draft and could be the first or second player selected and a target for the Dolphins if they get the hankerin' for trading up.

So, pardon me for doing a lot of supposing here, but I'm supposing the Dolphins should have an advantage over other teams when it comes to knowing and understanding Flynn, Tannehill and Grffin.

"I guess you could suppose that, couldn't you?" Ireland told me during his appearance on my radio show, Armando and Perkins on 640 Sports (640-AM in South Florida) Tuesday. "Yeah, you know, we have some intimate knowledge of a lot of different people. Obviously with Mike and Joe and my ties to those universities and obviously the work that our scouts do -- my pro scouts and college scouts and how they surround themselves with resources and people -- we have intimate knowlege of the market. And that's a good thing."

It is a clear advantage in a situation where more information is always better. Of the five top quarterback possibilities for the Dolphins this offseason, including Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, the Dolphins are ahead of the game on the three mentioned above. They obviously have work to do in gathering information on Manning and Luck, but I have serious doubts Luck is within reach so really, the issue is they know three of the likely four players on an "intimate" level.

Advantage Miami.

The Ireland interview is below. In fact, the entire 8 o'clock hour of the show is below, including our interview with Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com:



Ireland is aware of the comments about playing with elite quarterbacks that Brandon Marshall made following his winning of the MVP award at the Pro Bowl.

Marshall said his job was easier when he was catching passes from elite quarterbacks because they "put the ball in the right spots." Marshall also agreed with me when I said on my twitter account that if the Dolphins improve the quarterback position, they improve that position and Marshall at the same time. He retweeted my tweet.

Some of you took exception with the comments for various reasons, among them that they were a slap at Moore. Ireland disagreed.

"I don't know if it's a slap in the face at all," he said. "Matt did a nice job this year. And he's going to continue to develop as any quarterback we bring in is going to do. When you're over there and playing with Pro Bowl quarterbacks, they do things differently than some other guys. They're there for a reason. You've got the Tom Bradys of the world, and obviously he wasn't over there, but you have the Ben Roethlisbergers and Drew Breeses of the world and they're Pro Bowl quarterbacks. They play at a little different level than other quarterbacks. But that's not a slap at Matt. Matt did a great job and I think Brandon would tell you Matt did a great job."

I agree.


The Dolphins continue to fill out their coaching staff. I've been told Jim Turner, a longtime friend of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman who served as the Aggies offensive line coach the past three years, is close to being hired in Miami. I presume he will coach the offensive line.

No announcement has been made by the team. Turner has never coached in the NFL. He did coach at Delaware, Northeastern, Harvard, Temple and Louisiana Tech. He also served from 1990 to 1994 in the United State Marine Corps.

So one supposes discipline will not be an issue with his unit.

Semper Fidelis.



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beerphin, we actullay agree on something, trade Hartline and slow poe Bess. His BF(Henne) isnt there to check it down to him.


Guys McNabb, TO, Pacman Jones are still out there. These guys were superstars a couple of hears ago, bring them in?

..Whats up fellas??? I was appalled by the content last night..This is trurning into a clown show at night..

Anyway..I wanted to chime in on a topic that was debated earlier...I posted this yesterday, so I apoligize if I'm being redundant.

I don't know if Flynn is the right guy..We can all agree(I think) if Philbin has conviction in him he would have the most information, and is the most qualified to make this choice..This is fair to say.

My whole point, and I see that some disagree, which is fine. I don't think you can undervalue the fact that Flynn knows this system better then any quarterback that will be available. I'm not sure how many appreciate how difficult it is to learn a system, then be able to execute it. With Flynn, we have the full compliment of the playbook..This could take years for another guy to develop. It makes the offense a fully operational mothership day 1...What a huge advantage.

This is all dependant on Weather or not we can aquire the guy. If we do, Phibin is making his own bed with the choice. I'm sure that his familiarity with the system is going to be a huge factor in the process. Now, I'm not saying there aren't any other guys that can learn this system, or thrive in it..My whole point is that unlike guys like Feely, or Kolb who came along as saviors..Flynn isn't playing in unfamiliar territory..It is a huge bonus for us should we make the aquisition.

darryl, Philbib already said that he's not taking an exact replica of GB playbook, so if Flynn comes here he's still going to have a learning curve.

I like Tannehill or Weeden over Flynn. Flynn is good but Tannehill is the better athlete and Weeden has way better arm strength. Flynn may be a product of his environment. Not sure I'd make that gamble over rookie talent that's superior.

beerphin..No offense. But do really think that we could trade D. Bess for a 2nd round pick..If we could I would immedietly change my opinion of Ireland, and try to personally apoligize to the man for slandering his good name..You figure the Ravens paid a 5th round pick for A Boldin...Bess can't hold Boldins jock...I realize they are different types of recievers..But I'm not sure we could get more then a 6th or 7th round pick for Bess..A lot of guys in the league with his skill set.

Listen, you little punks. I catch ANY of you loitering here again I'm going to strip down to my naughty lace panties and stilletto heels and slap a pair of mink handcuffs on your wrists.

No good punks.

Mike Jones...Of course the playbook may be different..The personel alone will dictate this..But the verbage, the concepts, the route progressions will be similar to what Flyyn knows..Think about it this way. When Farve went to Minnesota the playbook was different then the G.B. book...The concepts exactly the same..He knew how to run that offense better then Childress. I'm by no means saying Flynn is Brett Farve..But the system, and the ideas inside of the system are going to be the same priciples..

Guys McNabb, TO, Pacman Jones are still out there. These guys were superstars a couple of hears ago, bring them in?
Posted by: Mike Jones | February 02, 2012 at 04:22 PM


LOL......TO is pushing 40....he's either 38 or 39. Actually, he's playing in the IFL (Indoor Football League) for some team in Texas. We have an expansion team here in NM and his team plays our team in our 2nd home game. I have no idea what the teams are called....I don't really pay too much attention to IFL.

What I do know is that these teams are made up primarily of has been former college players that never made it to the NFL, CFL, or anyother FL until now. Pretty much a bunch of dudes who want to relive their glory days...only their fat beer gut is hanging out of their jersey.

TO is actually the star of the league right now....as he's the only one with a name that anyone knows. Should be a real riot....I'll be at that game.

Further, McNabb's last good season was a good 4-5 years ago....he's done.

Haven't heard much about Pacman since he left Tenn....he did jack in Dallas.

Sometimes has beens are just that.

If you don't believe me in RE to TO.....


Guess it's the Allen Wranglers. I don't even know where Allen, Tx is....guess I'll have to break out a map.....think it's near Dallas though.

Everyone here in NM is creaming their panties with our New IFL team and the chance to see an over the hill TO come play. I'll be their too....should be interesting. It'll probably be the only game I go to.

Bess's numbers last season were right around where Welker were at when we traded him for a 2nd rd pick. Honestly I'm not sure he'd find a 4th rder but he is imo worth more... he had a better season then Hartline did last year... Hartline had 90 YAC to Bess 230 about the same yrds and more receptions. He is an ideal slot guy

I'd take a 3rd if it meant getting Streeter

streeter will be a second round pick.

Bess is still considered one of the best slot receivers in the league despite his numbers being off in 2011. However, I would still rather see them part ways with him if they could get a 3rd for him and try and get Jarius Wright instead.
Wright is just as quick as Bess but his speed is similar to what Gates has and Wright is one of the biggest reasons for the success Mallet and Wilson had at Arkansas. Think about it.

Streeter currently grades out as a 3rd rd prospect but he can climb or drop. He didn't have a spectacular 3 years at the U and his junior season was nothing special. If he had put up numbers in the teens in yards and double digits in td's maybe.


ALoco, Why is your English so terrible? Are you an immigrant?

I could care less who wins the game Sunday. I have a feeling a lot of other people feel the same.

Hope the party I'm at is good because the Super Bore will just be background noise to me.


Oh ok thanks ALoco

streeter nothing special, def not any better than hankerson

Since this blog isnt sensored.. AHHEEEEMMM!

Eveyone on this blog EAT A DICK! Im out


Wright is good. But I'm a Streeter fan I think if he had a legit QB throwing to him it'd be different and canes would've been a lot better of a team. 6'4 and makes acroboatic catches Also very fast I'd groom him to be a #2 maybe future #1 after Marshall

The Cuban menace was arrested in a drug raid last night in west palm.

Well, I'm thinking of Wright as more of a replacement for Bess in the slot rather than a #2. I agree they should find someone opposite Marshall.

Deshawn jackson is perfect next to B Marsh

Also like Nick Toon in the 3rd rd

Rueben Randle WR LSU if he is there in the 3rd


Streeter reminds me of Colston. He is taller & faster than Hankerson and he is smarter.

wow just got alot more interestuing with the announcement that manning was cleared today by 2 doctors to resume nfl career

smarter,lol def not smarter. both are slow but yes streeter a little faster

wow just got alot more interestuing with the announcement that manning was cleared today by 2 doctors to resume nfl career
Posted by: dusty bottoms | February 02, 2012 at 05:26 PM


Here's my question....and has been my question all along as I had no doubt he would get medically cleared to play. What does this mean?

He's cleared to play, yes....but to what level can he perform going forward? That's been my question for sometime.

Everyone blames the doctors for Culpepper...but all they did was "clear him to play"....they said he was "healthy"...they didn't say anything about how well he'd be able to play, whether he'd have his mobility, or liklihood of re-injury.

yeah wolfman but now its irsays move, he kept saying he has to be cleared first

We were better off with Nolan and Sparano.

Get Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne

1st Luke Kuechly ILB
2nd Coby Fleener TE
3rd Marcus Forston DT
4th Aaron Henry FS
5th Matt Reynolds OT
6th Jordan White WR
7th Russell Wilson QB

I used to love reading Jason Coles articles...what happened to him...oh yeah...went on to bigger better things...we could have had a better replacement though.

Yeah, Jason Cole is great. He reported two days ago Peyton Manning has plateaued and is on his way to retiring. The next day, manning said he's playing and today ESPN reports he's been cleared to play.

Yeah, he was great.

Hey, Armando, post more often, don't be greedy.

Why you pay these dunces that say the Grand Canyon took 15 years to construct? GOOH!

Manning been cleared to play? That's Ross' target.

At nights, I'm feeling apartheid.

Hey, where is odin? Apparently, he was disenrolled.

WTH is this? I am God and I harm nobody. I just want to talk. You're my chillum.

Nah, just kidding. You know, the Total is greater than the sum of its Parts, and we are all part of It. Get it? Yes? No? Maybe?

The hell with you all. I'm going to cook.

Matt is going to continue to develop. TRANSLATION: Matt sucks and has no chance to be the starter next year!

Save our draft choices to reinforce the integral parts of the team; offensive linemen, defensive backs,a real rushing defensive lineman to take the pressure of of Cameron Wake.This we need from the draft. For the QB spot, we have a pretty good QB in Matt Moore. He did a pretty good job last year and will probably improve this year but Flynn, out of Green Bay would be a good free agent pick up and if Manning is healthy you almost HAVE to give him some consideration even if he is not the future of the Phins. I would go after Flynn.


Love the draft talk but concern with the possible direction of the defense. We should remain in the same defense 3/4 instead of creating new holes on our defense. Plus we have to resign our Nose tackle and key young players. Ireland needs to focus on making sure we have cap space to make moves and resign our key players. This is a key off season for him, hope he steps up to the challenge.

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