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Hold that thought ... Smith source now says QB serious

The Dolphins quarterback situation continues to convulse and now what seemed like a almost-certain move by Alex Smith back to San Francisco is not quite so certain if one believes people close to Smith.

In this yes-no-yes-no-yes-no offseason for Smith, he is telling sources that he would actually strongly consider playing for the Dolphins "under the right circumstances." This after sources close to Smith earlier said the quarterback would be going back to San Francisco if Peyton Manning didn't pick San Francisco.

To make the point that Smith is serious, I'm told agent Tom Condon has been in talks with the Dolphins today.

So where does that leave us?

Honesty here: I have no idea.

I do not know if the Smith source is serious about Smith being serious about Miami. I do not know if the Smith source is using the media, including me, to leverage a better contract for Smith by saying he's serious about the Dolphins and all the time putting pressure on the 49'ers.

The fact is if the Dolphins believe they have a chance at Smith, they may make their offer to Smith one that could push the 49'ers to increase their reported three-year, $24 million contract. That would serve as leverage for Smith. But it is also a fact Smith could be dealing earnestly with Miami because apparently he had a very good visit with Miami on Sunday. And given that, he might just want a better deal from Miami for the purpose of signing that deal.

Only he really knows for sure.

The Dolphins, of course, can bust through this smokescreen if this wish. All they seemingly have to do to see Smith's seriousness is offer him a better deal than the 49'ers offered and tell him the deal will be on the table for a short period of time and see what he says. If he signs, he was serious. If he takes the offer back to Frisco, he's a fraud.

Of course, this is assuming the Dolphins are serious about Smith to the tune of at least $8 million per year. (I would not pay that but I'm not Miami's general manager.)

It's a game folks. It's called chess.

And, by the way, the media is a pawn.

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Trade for Ryan Mallett from New England and lets move on from Smith

When the Fins released white FB Heath Evans, in his first game as a Patriot, he rushed for 83 yards against the Dolphins. You can guess who won the game.

Armando Salguero I cannot believe that your so ignorant as to call Alex Smith a game manager. You clearly didnt see what 49er organization put around Alex Smith in 2005, the worst O line, no WRs, poor offensive minded coaches and a joke of an offensive scheme. Your a sports commentator, at least due some research before making blind ignorant comments go and watch every snap, and at the end of the day understand that it wasnt the 49ers defense that took them as far as they went, its a team effort every good team needs a good defense but Alex Smith is the only player who has the ball every offensive snap and he was the guy that drove them downfield 4 or 5 different games and scored winning TDs. Im not a dolphins fan but I feel for Fins fans that have to listen to your ignorance broadcast on a daily basis. You want respect then talk about players after doing some homework on them before throwing blanket statements that have been overused by idiots like Jamie Dukes, and Skip Bayless. Be a sports analyst you wont sound as full of crap. Good day sir

John Elway will want Brady Quinn to back up Manning.
Tim Tebow will be offered about.
WE SHOULD TRADE FOR TIM TEBOW!

rookie unproven old coach. A clueless puckered anus face owner. And the drunk with no personality GM. What a winning combination!
Posted by: GlennRices'12incher | March 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT ODIN FOR BEING PROMOTED TO GM.
THE NECK

THE DENTEST

THE MACHANIC

THE ACORNS

THE SOUP DU JOUR

THE CELLAR

Screw Tebowing and Smith's ploy is a smokescreen. Ride it out with Moore, with good coaching you get a very good prospect. Spend your draft choices where they'll help the team. Next year you can re-evaluate your quarteback situation and proceed with a legit GM...

LET'S TRADE FOR TIM TEBOW!

Trade for Ryan Mallett

ozkar...Brady Quinn signed with the Chiefs yesterday so the Broncos will need a backup QB at some point.

John Elway will want Brady Quinn to back up Manning.
Tim Tebow will be offered about.
WE SHOULD TRADE FOR TIM TEBOW!
Posted by: ozkar | March 19, 2012 at 05:11 PM

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Quinn to KC.

Tim Tebow will be snatched up by Bellicheck, a football genius with a career 85% winning record.

Bellicheck will have a heart to heart with Tebow in which Bellicheck will earnestly tell Tebow that he admires his winning attitude and that it's all about winning. Bellicheck will convince Tebow to play FB/TE.

Next year, Tebow will have 1,000 to 1,200 combined yards rushing and receiving for the AFC champion Patriots.

After each game in which the Pats win en route to their 14-2 (or perhaps 16-0) record, Bellicheck will calmly tell the sideline reporter, "Well, Timmy's a good player," just as he did regarding Sammie Morris and Wes Welker after each Patriots victory.

The NE Patriots and Bellicheck are football geniuses who know how to win.

You UM Cane trash are losers. If you don't recognize that 23 year old Tim Tebow is an asset to any football team, you are stupid. That is why you are reading this blog and not the head coach of the NE Patriots.

If Tebow goes to the Jags Ireland will trade for Henne.

BARKING for BARKLEY in 2013

Blow for Barkley 2013.

Trade for Ryan Mallett
Posted by: The One | March 19, 2012 at 05:13 PM

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Why would the Patriots do that?

Crusher you couldn't have said it more perfectly. I hope and pray that is what the phins brass does! That would be my dream for this team. Good to know that I'm not crazy for feeling this way about the new coaching staff.

Let's see, Smith would want Ireland out, that's my take and Ross won't ever part his boyfriend and that is the sad fact.......Ross destroys Dolphins to keep Ireland!

Tebow won't be a Jaguar, no way.
He can be a Dolphin if he agrees to NOT play QB!

If Tebow goes to the Jags Ireland will trade for Henne.
Posted by: HUH | March 19, 2012 at 05:15 PM

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LMAO!! Irescum is that dumb!

The Patriots want to finally put the nail in the Dolphins coffin by leveraging Tebow as Belichick knows how utterly desperate the Dolphins are to sign ANYONE and he will make sure that we pay a ransom for Tebow.

I DO NOT WANT TEBOW.

The patriots would trade mallett because Ireland would be willing to give up way too much for him, the Patriots would love to have Bess and a couple of draft picks ... or like a previous post says Ireland will trade with the Jaguars for Henne

everyone else has used ross to get a better deal. why not smith too. the sad thing is, you would think someone with the business savvy of ross would realized he is being duped. move on, start moore, and draft tannehill or weeden. it's not that hard.

LOTS OF NEGATIVE NANCYS HERE TODASY, THERE"LL BE A TRY OUT FOR GANG OF DEFEAT NEXT WEEK,LOOK FOR FLIPPER BRED/DB/YG TO BE NAMED PRISIDENT, MANY OF YOU DONKYS WILL ONLY MAKE THE GANG OF MARINATED ACORNS THOUGH.

THE NECK

THE MECHANIC

THE DENTEST

THE ACORN

SOUP DU JOUR

THE ACORN

THE CELLAR

hey Armando, didnt you tell us after BM was off to Chicago that your dolphins insider said watch this space!!!! Guess what...... I'm still watchin..... still waiting..... for anything..... just a drip of good news would do!!!

Screw Tebowing and Smith's ploy is a smokescreen. Ride it out with Moore, with good coaching you get a very good prospect. Spend your draft choices where they'll help the team. Next year you can re-evaluate your quarteback situation and proceed with a legit GM...
Posted by: Really smelly | March 19, 2012 at 05:12 PM

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One of the smartest things I've read all day. Very refreshing.

ALoco at 5:11, post of the day, hahaahA!!!

Honestly, what this front office has done in the last ten days is all the proof you need that this franchise is toast. Things will not be better until Ireland is fired.

Tim tebow is a nice human being but in the football world he nothing more than a circus attraction. Will he attract a crowd?. The answer is obviously yes, but so will a woman with a third breast. Please mr Ross end this nightmare of a circus and fire Jeff Ireland. This once proud franchise has become the NFL laughingstock.

Weeden FTW

What happened with Mark Anderson? Those ten sacks would help

MAC13, ARMANDO ONLY SOURCE IS JASON TAYLER WHO GO TO MANDOS MANSION EVER SUNDAY FOR DINNER WHERE ARMANDO MAKE MACOROONI WITH GOVERMENT CHEESE.

THE NECK

THE MECHANIC

THE DENTEST

THE ACORN

SOUP DU JOUR

THE CELLAR


I mean... If Ross is not pissed off at THE SCOUT then it has to be true. Ross wants the seats to be empty and is giving the fan base the middle finger.

His mission is to move the Dolphins to the WC. He would have a reason to move from south Fla and he will find some City on the West Coast to build him a new stadium and provide tax incentives.

Your local County has what's called an IDA or Industrial development Agency.

A good example is when Walmart wants to build in your town/County they say they will come and build BUT that they want tax incentives such as not paying ANY property taxes for 20 years to help off set the cost to build.

Ross can sell that to some desperate City and they will build him a stadium and tax incentives to boot.

I really am starting to believe that this is ALL a well orchestrated plan by Ross. How can ANY OWNER be happy, especially when THA owner says he is a die hard life long Dolphin fan himself. He CANT be happy with Ireland, no freaking way.

Matt Moore played great last season. Better then anyone expected. Wonder how he's feeling with all these QB shananagans going on?

Barf for Barkley. This is the only way. Just a circus now.

Dolphin fans can only hope that Smith IS using Miami for leverage!

If Miami pays Smith $8m/year, that tells all the fans that Miami panicked. Smith is NOT an upgrade over Matt Moore.

This is an open plea to Ireland, sign Garrard if you want someone to compete with Moore for this year and DRAFT a QB (whether it's trading up for Tannehill, trade back for Weeden or in a later round).

Dolphins fans are tired of being the fans of what has begun to be considered "The Three Stooges" of the NFL.

Ross=Larry
Ireland=Curly
Philbin=Moe (if he lets Ireland bully him into taking Smith.)

How about trading Jeff Ireland for Tim Tebow?

like the back-up that he is.Is how Matt Moore feels about it!

does ireland have any sense of self-awareness? i mean, he has to know that he is a laughing stock at this point. ross must be forcing him to do this. no one, besides manning, is a clear upgrade from what they have (among those who were available). this search should have ended once manning turned them down. at some point, you must preserve your dignity for the sake of the image of the organization.

Finsfan in CT,

THE SCOUT made it perfectly clear at the press conference that HE is the one that will be making the decisions on personal decisions not Philbin. he put up a smoke screen that he will work with philnbin but that HE will pick the players.

I cant put blame on Philbin as of now he is dealt the players that THE SCOUT gives him to develop.

Tebow, Tebow

#1 this year
#1 next year
But, in the third year, just a #2
Thanks how we acquire acorns like Tebow, and don't overspend.

Ny G, Two words "MAJOR LEAGUE", If Ross isnt tanking this on purpose he truly is a Idiot owner.,

tebow

Boner for barkley... tebow

Why are you-all so adamant about continuing commenting on Alex Smith.He belongs to the 49ers.NEXT TOPIC...What will the Elway Broncos want for Tim Tebow.

ozkar,

I bet you that Matt Moore is feeling pretty good by now. He now has a chance to be the only one left to pilot the sinking ship.

TEBOW!

Has Ireland been fired yet??

35 years of being a fan. never had such a crazy month of wondering. Team goes from potential super owl contenders..and now, never would have thought this mess would happen. Wonder if I will live long enough to ever see the fins make the show, let alone win one. Sad, just really sad. What the heck are they doing!


Ny G, Two words "MAJOR LEAGUE", If Ross isnt tanking this on purpose he truly is a Idiot owner.,

Posted by: FP4FGs. | March 19, 2012 at 05:37 PM

I concur with that 100%.

Tebow is BETTER then RG3

Ok,enough with the ozkar posters.
I want the Miami Dolphins to acquire Tim Tebow.
Hey NY "G" MATT MOORE IS A BACK-UP HOMIE.Un reemplazo. A BACK-UP!

alex smith, really?? is he better then mat moore? probably NOT. so much for getting a stud QB this year, mr. ross! and any draft hoarding fans afraid to give up a draft pick for a QB that is better then any out their, or one of the best recievers in the game needs to be reminded how terribly rotten miami's draft scouts are with later picks, and even some top picks... pat white, ted ginn, blah, blah, blah... DANIEL THOMAS over RYAN MALLET(kills me) right now miami fans could have been getting excited about mallet and expectations for 2012 while ross/ireland contemplated what skill position players would best fit with mallets big arm, but no..instead, we are feeling the pain(and so is ross) from last years draft. tell me ross would not love to have that one back, so yeah, at a time when miami so easily parts with their only offensive star for little or NO compensation, why hoard our picks to waste on more bad decisions when they could be used to secure a players that are as close to a sure thing or at maybe on a quarterback that will one day be brady's replacement. trade this years #3 pick + next years #2 pick for RYAN MALLET... give this years #1 for MIKE WALLACE, clear out some cap space if we need to, in miami, trading picks for proven players would be the smart thing to do, but to be consistant we will hoard our picks and them use them to address less important positions, or friviously use them on players who flat out stink.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827b0cb9/article/steelers-safety-clark-says-no-one-wants-to-play-for-dolphins?module=HP11_headline_stack

I have read a few articles up here. Kraft has said he will not allow a trade for tebow, and also with Quinn out, Tebow should stay in denver. So stop the tebow crap, it aint happening. 3 million for a 3rd string QB??

One word (sortof)...Moneyball.

ARMANDO...

I asked you yesterday but perhaps missed if you answered.

serious question...

Do you know or can you find out if the owner Ross was sitting or present at ANY of the QB visits, ALL OF THEM.

I want to make sure that we have that out in the open for the fans so that decisively we know who was there and who we can point our utter disgust at collectively.

Bad News ....the media in Jacksonville is reporting that the Jaguars have traded Chad Henne to Ireland for 2 first round picks; 2012 and 2013.....Do you still want to keep him ROSS!!!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/fire-jeff-ireland/
Let's send Ross a clear message!

fact is Smith is more talented than Moore and more talented than Flynn will ever be. There was a reason he was the first overall pick, and it is his physical abilities. the only thing that hels Smith back was coaching and confidence which he lacked both up until last year and we all saw the difference in that. It would be a great signing for the Dolphins. He is the prototypical WCO QB.

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