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Dolphins are still in Manning sweepstakes

This morning I did my usual round of texting/emailing/begging to my Dolphins and other NFL sources. And the question du jour (that means today) had to do with ESPN's constant reports that the Dolphins are down and nearly out of the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.

I reported to you over the weekend that Miami is in lockdown mode on the information and informed sources front. And there is two ways to take this approach.

It is either good news because it means the team is shutting down as to not hurt any possibility of getting Manning -- a possibility that still exists. Or ...

It means the club has locked down because Manning has swatted them aside like a gnat and Miami is simply trying to mask the embarrassment.

So I asked my sources if it's fair to believe lockdown mode is a sign the club is still in the game for No. 18 and doesn't want to hurt those chances.

"Fair," one source responded.

"Correct," another source responded.

There you go, folks. The Dolphins are still in the Manning sweepstakes. It is not over after Manning's trips to Denver and Arizona.

Doesn't mean the Dolphins will get Manning. But there is still hope.


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should have given up 2 number 1's and a 2 and a 3 9we had a lower pick than skins for RG3. NOT.


I was THREE first round picks and a second and even an offer tlike that wasn't going to trump the 'Skins offer. Considering you weren't invloved and weren't in talks with the Rams you don't know how high the 'Skins were prepared to go.

Just don't feel like having this conversation day after day after day....knock yourselves out thinking the 'Phins could have made it happen.

And btw, I love how any of u talk about paying too much for a player. Why do u care at all? Idiots. Last I checked it doesn't come out of our accounts, besides, a player like manning pays for themselves in play and business.

Kris, again, you're making a lot of assurances based on your ASSUMPTIONS! Might make you feel better, but not me.

Maybe Moore isn't surprised the team's pursuing Manning, but he could also be upset their backup plan is Matt Flynn (who he might think is beneath him). AND, if Miami pays Flynn a boat load of money, how likely do you think it will be for Flynn to be the backup? Doesn't sound like a confidence-builder to me.

That's why if there's no GUARANTEE that Flynn can beat out Moore, it's better to get a QB in the Draft. Then they can have an actual competition, let the better man be the starter, and go develop the other guy. There's a ZERO percent chance Miami pays a guy 50mil to be a backup.

Your full of it!!!!!Armondo!!
Get a new source or a new job, cuz you suck!!

Have fun guys....I ran out of steam beating my head against the wall....

Well, I'm going to take a hint from Craig and look at the bright side. We should continue to stink and that will make it easier to climb up the quality of season tickets pretty quickly.

I will be like the two fans in Major League sitting all by themselves.

Craig M, its really only 2 first rounders, since the the Redskins get the number 2 selection this year. Keep beating your head against the wall.


There's always the chance we'll be bad enough to get the #1 pick NEXT year (isn't that the old refrain, lol)!

Of course, if that happened, the greatest lineman in history would suddenly become the #1 rated pick by Kiper or McShay and we'd be stymied again.

Manning left the Colts over a $28 million money spat and promptly went to interview with Denver, the team with most money under the salary cap- he's very competitive.

P.S. the Denver owner has done nothing but inflict pain on his fans since firing Shanahan!

NO you were saying earlier that they would screw it up and not get Manning ... and now your upset that they aren't getting him Chris in the 623 ... sounds like you were hoping that they wouldn't get him just so you could complain about them not getting him ... sounds like a backa$$ wards fan to me!

Essentially 2 first rounders and one 2 second rounder.

So will you guys trade Odrick, Davis and Smith for RG3, I would but whatever end of story too late.

Hope you guys are ready for another 6 and 10 season.

it was not 3 1st rounds, we swapped firsts they cancel each other out, please even Peter King has to answer this for those who don't understand basic math.

No Chance & i Mean ZERO Chance Manning Signs with Miami..

not we I mean they.

repeat till puke.lol

6-10 would be good for these scrubs. Novice HC, no Mike Nolan and STILL NO QB!

MANNING is SCARED to vs Brady twice a year and Ireland is an idiot. He will not sign.

barkley barkley barkley.lol

jeff row, that was a really stupid thing to say, made no sense.
It's not ireland or ross' fault we didnt get manning unless manning says otherwise, if he won't even meet with his hometown team then there is nothing they can do.
I for one, don't want flynn, not because he wouldnt be an upgrade from moore, almost anyone is, but because he will, like kolb and cassel before him, be paid about three times what he will end up being worth.
about not getting rg3....that cannot be blamed on ireland and ross either. washington actually got a blessing in disguise by being dismissed by manning so quickly, if it had been us and they were of his interest then we may have rg3....so no blame there either.
this manning thing is even worse than losing harbaugh or fisher because we lost reggie wayne too, and maybe even jeff saturday, which would have fixed our line and wr issues nicely at the right price.
as always, its tough being a dolphins fan. we are the miami hurricanes of the nfl, turning into notre dame of the nfl.

TGH right, Hopefully 3 and 13.

My new motto.

Barffing for Barkley!

the phins will win 2 meaningless games and they'll be out of the barkley running too.

barffing for barkley. k i'm on.lol
and no ireland next season too.lol

Barfing for Barkley......haha, that's funny

okay, lets not now or ever talk about getting matt barkley please. we have absolutely no chance. our defense is too good. we will have the 6 or 7th pick next year, maybe 5th. no higher.

Redskins get there possible future QB, while were stuck beween choosing from Robo Henne or weak armed/ only 3 games started Flynn. F your Ireland

Relax guys, I'm confident Ireland will find us another RoboHenne or Pat White! LMAO!

Phin Sight, Philbin/Sherman will be running a west coast offense, a system based on timing and precision. Moore is NOT a west coast QB. You need to understand that now. If Moore is the only viable QB on the roster come training camp the Phins are sunk. The new guys will not be able to implement their system because they won't have the triggerman to run it. If not Manning, Flynn is a must for the next year or two. If they have doubts about Flynn they MUST draft a capable QB by the 3rd round to develop (Tannehill or Weeden). If they somehow land Manning they MUST draft a QB to develop behing him (Tannehill). Bottom line, Moore is not the answer in the west coast offense.

Jeff saturday is like what 38? we dont need him and probably wouldn't sign him anyway ... do you always just listen to what the media says and go with it? LOL ... as for RG3 there was no chance of us getting him the only way we could have made that happen is if we would have told the rams we would have givin' them 5 first rounders....LOL wake up!

dolphin fan in georgia | March 12, 2012 at 08:21 AM

I could not agree more. That little clip of him throwing at Duke will not get it done. I think the Dolphins are doing their homework, if Manning does not want to throw for them, there are other options.

For once you cannot blame the FO for this.

You know Mando it still hard for me to consider Peyton as the quarterback Miami should take. We've flirted with this since last season and everyone's motto was "suck for Luck". Many on this blog felt that taking Peyton was not a good idea. Surgeries, continuing neck problems, plus he didn't play a down last season. So my question is haven't we done this before many times with little success most recently with Penny. Don't get me wrong he gave us one hell of a season. Now think back a bit to Duante and you kind of get the gist of where I'm going with this. Does anyone know if Peyton still has it? Are we the phins willing to take a chance on an older QB? I guess I'd still like to think that we have options on draft day? Either way until I see Peyton throw a pass, he's just like any other injuried player. I really hope the Dolphins do there due diligence when it comes time. I say let the Broncos take him.

If we win 6 games next year as I predict instead of Barfing for Barkley we can

Moan and Groan for Landry Jones!!

Now that Manning isnt coming can we pleas fire Ireland now? Doesnt Ross see he gets zero respect across the league? And a blind monkey throwing darts could draft better. Could Ross/Ireland have found a WORSE coaching staff? The NFL has never seen such an incompetent FO.

I say Give IRELAND A RAISE for not getting Manning ! BEST THING that has happened to us in awhile!

Steeeerike 2!


Peyton is going to be 36 later this month, he is coming off of 3 or 4 neck surgeries, & will cost over $20 Million a year. The Dolphins are not close to winning a SB & getting Manning doesn't even assure us of being the best team in our division. As head of football decisions Ireland needs to step up & explain to Ross that signing Manning will kill our salary cap for the next 3 or 4 years & hurt our chances of building a solid overall TEAM.

We just hired a new HC because of his success with GB so MAYBE we should trust Philbin if he wants Flynn or even Sherman if he wants Tannenhill. Much less expensive & much younger options.

I believe Peyton will be a Bronco due to the fact that they have a lot of cap space, they have a very good O-line, they have a proven HC, they have Elway in charge, & they have great fans in Mile High. Bear in mind that although the Broncos will be a playoff team IF Manning is healthy they are NOT automatically better than teams like NE, Baltimore, Pitt, SF, GB, & NO who are all very close.

Manning wouldnt even give Dolphins a chance to meet with him. Manning can eat a dik IMO.

Of course Denver and Arizona in the lead so far...they were the first to present. In a trial, the prosecution is always winning until the defense has a chance to state their case. In any competitive presentation forum, the team that hasn't presented yet is in the back of the pack. ...until they present. DUH!

Now that Manning isnt coming can we pleas fire Ireland now? Doesnt Ross see he gets zero respect across the league? And a blind monkey throwing darts could draft better. Could Ross/Ireland have found a WORSE coaching staff? The NFL has never seen such an incompetent FO.
Posted by: Anthony | March 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM


You really think this has anything to do with Ireland/Ross? If Manning thinks Miami gives him the best chance to get a ring in the next 2 to 3 years, he will sign with Miami....if he thinks otherwise, he will sign elsewhere. This is all very simple.

No what you dont get chris is the fact that you never have anything nice to say about the dolphins... why are you even a fan then if thats the case? GO PICK A DIFFERENT TEAM ..lol

Posted by: Jeff Row | March 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

We have to be nice? Even it's it's not warranted? For what? To protect your sensitivity?

Here's a better idea, wake up from the decade long nap you've been taking & come to grips with the fact that your team is a dysfunctional laughing stock. Instead of burying your head in the sand trying to convince yourself it's not true.

Your posts might be taken seriously then.

By the way, I was right when I told all you idiots who were saying he'd be signed (with the Fins) by the end of the weekend that you are stupid.

Dolphins need to sell tickets! Manning is the answer. Sign Manning, win a few more games, take the money, upgrade the stadium, lure back the Super Bowl, then maybe we'll have three major league teams in South Florida (sorry Panthers).

clue, you clueless moron. why would you pull for 3 and 13 so you can get a college QB in 2 year as opposed to routing for Matt Moore to shock the world and go 14-2. Wouldn't that be more fun?

Please, Ross, don't screw this up.

Please 36 y/o One good hit please dont sell the future

Timmy Couch you turd head, if you think Matt Moore will bring the Dolphins to 14 and 2, you're as dumbs as bricks.

its not so much whether manning was the right choice or not. its about our FO disrespecting sparano while trying to hire harbaugh. then courting jeff fisher who wanted a say in "shopping for the groceries". and now manning who might not even meet with our FO to discuss our proposal. we lack credibility in NFL circles and its clearly evident. we are the guy who can't get a date.

Hey that beats "down to AZ and Denver". Nice reporting thanks for the hope!

Yeah, give Ireland a raise!!!

Anyone who thinks that getting Peyton (yes this includes you Mr. Ross) would make us a SB contender is delusional. On offense we have no definitive starters @ RG & RT, we need a pass catching TE that can stretch the field (Clay is a FB not a TE) & an upgrade at the Number 2 WR position like a Reggie Wayne type. Bess is a Number 3 possession/slot receiver & Hartline is a Number 4.

On defense we're switching to a 4-3 & we need a DE who can rush the passer opposite of Wake plus we need another LB after Dansby & Burnett. BTW--Misi is not the answer. We definitely need a starting FS not named Reshard Jones or Clemons & if we don't resign Will Allen we're going to need a solid nickel CB.

greg z, were the Urklel of the NFl

jeff row, like i said, idiot. theres no other word for you. unless they are like the word 'idiot'....
we could've had rg3 actually, washington and cleveland were our only problems, and cleveland made it clear they wanted to hoard draft picks so my point earlier stands that if we had been taken off mannings list and not washington then we most likely would have been the rg3 winner....with ross going after any big name he can how does a real fan not see that?
we have draft picks, i respectfully and fully disagree. manning is the best qb in the league right now, and you are worrying about something that should be a small concern at best and is blown up by the media. his doctors have cleared him to play, saying the neck is fused and is stronger than before. the best doctors in the world are saying that by the time the season starts he will definitely be ready and should be 100 percent.
im sorry that you and many other short sighted fans also can't see the benefit of having 3 or 4 years being playoff and superbowl caliber teams, and yes, with peyton manning, we are absolutely a superbowl team. at least a playoff team. he does it every year, and with teams worse than ours.
im coming back at you jeff row.....saturday is still pro bowl material, for at least a year or two, and with pouncey moving to guard our line would be fierce. do your homework, dum dum.




THE GARAGE MANAGER ............ THE NECK ..........

Clue, apparently you can't read. I said you should root for that result. I didn't predict it. You idiots who want a "suck for luck" thing every year so you can draft an unproven college player are stupid. You should root for your current team to do well. Moore has shown every indication that he can go 14-2.

What we don't know is whether Philbin is good. It's 95% the coach who determines if a team is good.

Ireland is doing his job. Keeping you Awfulins in the cellar!!

let me put it more simple: does anyone here doubt that if arizona or denver get manning, that they will be in the playoffs? we know denver will, and we know arizona will. fact. they are guaranteed. THATS WHAT PEYTON MANNING DOES FOR YOU. and if he plays for us, in a harder division, we will almost definitely make the playoffs too. and thats all that matters.

You guys should watch the movie the Lorax. It's about sheeple like you.

Apparently the Jets don't rule enough for their bloggers to stay interested in the team enough to stay on their own blogs......

Dolphins were left at the alter again.

Has an organization we must be very ugly.

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