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Tannehill agrees, expected at practice Sunday

Ryan Tannehill has made the trek over from the Bradenton, where he was working out at the IMG Academy, after agreeing to terms on a contract with the Dolphins.

ESPN Profootballtalk.com was the first to report the agreement through a source believed to be the player's agent. Agent Pat Dye has refused to answer emails or phone calls from The Herald.

[Update: A source close to Tannehill has confirmed the deal to The Herald.]

Tannehill, Miami's first-round pick, mised the first two days of practice and two walk-thru sessions as well. He is behind both David Garrard and Matt Moore in the chase for the Dolphins starting job. It is unclear if the Dolphins, who initially hoped he would compete for the job, will let him even join the competition by taking first-string snaps in the near future.

The holdup in the negotiations had been believed to be offset language which protected the Dolphins from paying all of Tannehill's guaranteed money in case he was released before his four-year contract expired.

It is believed Dye blinked on the issue even though the No. 7 pick and No. 9 pick had no offset language in their contracts. Tannehill was selected eighth overall.

The Dolphins, however, are believed to have also made some concessions to make a deal work for both parties.

Full terms of the contract are not yet available but should be by next week.

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Oscar Canosa,

Are you starting the season anew, or will you be upto your same old trollish behaviors of the past. Et al wants to know? LOL

I was going thru all the remarks posted during the day and felt a need to comment on some of the off the wall B.S. I read. Since last night there has been this ridiculous argument about Dawn Aponte being the real reason that the team hadn't signed Tannehill before camp. There was another that said that Ireland had convinced two Billionaires to hire them to oversee their respective teams and anybody who thought better was an idiot. Yet another asking if the "peanut gallery" would blame poor J.Ireland for acid rain next and of course my personal favorite were someone accused me of being a racist in the morning posts for making jokes and taking swipes with odin(sorry Bro that coalition name is to long) late last night at Ireland's expense due to his inability to get his job right, WOW!!

I had no idea that questioning someones mental capacity and ability to do a job these days constituted racial slander!!

1) Dawn Aponte is the teams capologist or in lamens terms the one who cuts thru the thick book about League rules regarding how you can space out money during the life of a contract executed with a player, period! I believe her job no easy task given how the wording seems to change year to year and hey don't take my word for it ask Jerry Jones who blew open his wallet in uncapped 2010 only to be fined later for it. She has no say in the way a deal is worded. That job falls to Ireland who for those that haven't figured it out yet is GOD as far as the bottom line with this team goes or until Ross puts on his big boy pants and thinking cap!!

He was hired by 2 Billionaires but in Dallas he was a scout, albeit a good one who found Romo at Western Illi., Miles Austin and M.Barber. Great acorn finder but building a cohesive and complete Football team is something altogether different and the task has seemed rather large for Mr. Ireland. Since taking over complete duties as the defacto Czar from his Messiah in 09 he has made one catastrophic move after another during the most important part of his Yr. Feb-Aug. His gaffs are so ludicrous it is the stuff of comedic legend all over the Football world or am I the only one who watches TV or listens to the radio outside this blog about what the Football Universe thinks about our once proud franchise which I do take very personally!!

Hey these guys have begged our iconic legend Marino to put face forward for the team and even he turned them down!!

So YES!! I will blame him for everything wrong down to the ugly Orange jersey if I deem fit because he has shown me nothing but ineptitude when it comes to the only childhood passion I still hold sacred!!

NOW CALL ME WHAT YOU WILL BUT FROM MY SEAT IT'S THE J.I. APOLOGIST THAT ARE SITTING IN THE PEANUT GALLERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Et al, you know I have little patience with foolishness and with inaccuracies. Depending on how you behave, I will behave.

2 Polarizing issues, Which I would like to see a fan poll for

Ireland and his ability? Some like him, some don't

and

Should T-Hill start from Day 1? Same thing 50/50

Now, I bet those who want to see T-hill start from day 1, more than likely think Jeff Sucks.

Dashi personally thinks Jeff is alright. Give him time, whoever comes in after him doesn't have to fix as big a mess as he did. Fireland and Daddy Replaced more than 90% of the roster in the first 2 years here.

Whoever comes in for Jeff doesn't have to replace more than 30 players when he comes here his 1st season(Only about 10). We just have to keep building off of what we have 1 or 2 more seasons. Not Blowup the Whole Roster like in 08.

T-hill will be alright but just don't rush it. Be Easy, He's ready when Coach says he's ready.

U don't bring a Prospect up to the big leagues Too Early, U'll burn him out.

2 Polarizing issues, Which I would like to see a fan poll for

Ireland and his ability? Some like him, some don't

and

Should T-Hill start from Day 1? Same thing 50/50

Now, I bet those who want to see T-hill start from day 1, more than likely think Jeff Sucks.

Dashi personally thinks Jeff is alright. Give him time, whoever comes in after him doesn't have to fix as big a mess as he did. Fireland and Daddy Replaced more than 90% of the roster in the first 2 years here.

Whoever comes in for Jeff doesn't have to replace more than 30 players when he comes here his 1st season(Only about 10). We just have to keep building off of what we have 1 or 2 more seasons. Not Blowup the Whole Roster like in 08.

T-hill will be alright but just don't rush it. Be Easy, He's ready when Coach says he's ready.

U don't bring a Prospect up to the big leagues Too Early, U'll burn him out.

Black people seem to really like Garrard. I wonder why?

Dashi,

I'll take your poll.

On ?? #1 Ireland has had 4!! I say again 4 Yrs. to show us something and what I see is a mediocre GM at best who is better suited for the Scout Director gig!!

On ?? #2 If Tannehill sees the field this Yr. it will be due to another 0-7 start and NO I wouldn't put him out there because as you alluded it's like taking a MLB big armed RH prospect and putting him on the mound straight out of H.S. and hoping when he fails it won't kill his psyche for life.

You say I Ireland needed to replace 30 players upon arrival and I disagree. We needed a QB but already had R&R on the roster for 08. We needed OL an guess what 5 Yrs. later we still need an entire Right OL. THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND!! ROUND AND ROUND!! We needed a go to WR and we still do after dumping our draft pick and 22 Million two Yr. investment in Chi-Town's lap, for??? You guessed it lower round picks!!

On D we needed a DT and if not for the one solid and lucky pick Speilmen made in 07 drafting Solia we'd still be looking while signing another 37 Yr old after another (J.Ferguson) We needed a MLB and have started a diff. group for 5 Trs straight and by the way in 08 the DB's were fine with Goodman, R.Hill and Y.Bell.

We needed an influx of young talent to replace the aging bunch we had and guess what Mr. Dashi, DRUMROLL PLEASE!! behind door #3 we have the same set of problems for you 5 Yrs. later!

That will be all folks for today's episode of The Price is Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Black people seem to really like Garrard. I wonder why?

Posted by: Home for fart smelling | July 29, 2012 at 01:39 AM

Non bigoted fans only want to see the best qb on the roster start. Racial bigots, on the otherhand, dont want to see a black man head anything even if he's the best available at the time.

See: Republican conservative bigots vs Obama. In thier dark and evil visions the only good a black president can do is leave office. That's all the racist bigots will ever agree upon. Im shame to say some whites hearts are as black(as in pure evil, not race)as pure evil itself.

fin4life,

When you inherit a 1-15 football team, it's imperative to gut that team to ampitate the losing culture. Hell, Vince Lombardi, Shula, and any other great coach would have done the same exact thing. Sure there were salvageble players, but 1-15 sugge4st a huge cancer that must be moved.

Ireland/Parcells greatest fault was doubling down. So many picks were completely wasted with this process. Rarely did they get either pick right with that process. Then thier was the Pat White pick, and Gebril Wilson and Ernest Wilford fa signings to complicate things more.

Jake Scott was a home run and Vontae Davis is so far at the warning track hoping to clear the fence. Marshall proved to be be a busted trade too. If at 25% of the things gotten wrong were turned right the team would already be in a much better position today.

YG,

What say you about the great Ireland debate!

YG @2:26,

You gut a perennial 2 to 4 win a Yr. team to permeate the Culture as you say but the problem with the 07 team was the Culpepper legacy Satan left because outside of that they were competitive every week from 05 to 06 finishing strong before "THE FRAUD" bailed. We had the Skins week 1 in 07 before a 4th and goal blew up in Cam's face setting the tone in week 2 with the loss of on over the hill T.Green turning the keys over to your 12 yr. old BRO Cleo. There were guys on that 07 squad who were leaders and weren't going to go the route 08 when they were handed a life line in the form of Pennington which aside from Smiley and J.Long were the only significant changes. You speak as if were the Bucs of the 70-80's or the Bengals of the 90's, Lions of forever before last Yr. and I disagree.

fin4life,

Really cant have a "pure" Ireland debate. Parcells ruled with a heavy hand for at least 2 of the 3 season as football czar. Ireland can not be judge by the 1st two seasons of the trifecta.

Then, also it has to be factored in Tony Sparano was a total green horne as a hc. Not even real legit coordinator experience. Not to mention Dan Henning's never amounted to anything as a oc without a totally stocked offensive roster.

Ireland can only really be judged by Last season and this season's draft, fa, and roster moves. Based on last season no one can definitively say Ireland's an aweful GM. He made both decent offseason and draft moves in 2011. No GM gets every single right no matter how great he is.

This season seems to be another decent draft(you dont get every pick right)and some decent offseason signings that may have brought us both a slightly better starting qb(Garrard) and nice depth to a lot of team positions. So based solely on the last two season(Ireland completely and unequivically in charge)he hasnt done too aweful.

Ireland's only real nightmare would be if Tannehill turns bust. However, I'll always believe Ross forced the Tannehill at #8 on Ireland. But the owner cant lose his job unless he sells the team. Leaving Ireland the scapegoat if Tanny turns bust.

Fin4Life,

What says you about Steinbach being used at Left Guard so far?

He played left guard before. Also, Cogs always played right guard until encountering the O-line Guru Himself, Tony "Play Em Out of Position" SpaZano.

You think they're so impressed with Steinbach that Cogs will be moved back?

Also, what says you about this Steinbach quote:

"The role is to come in and as a veteran be a leader and help the offense as much as I can," he said. "I don't care what position it is. you play the best five up front. As long as I'm heathy and getting the system down, I'm confident I'm one of the best five."

-Eric Steinbach=

..To be clear..I am happy that Tannehill is signed sealed delivered. I am even more pleased that this didn't turn out to be a long contract negotation, and Tannehill can now get to work learning his craft.

I would like to weigh in on the impromt poll..

I am not an Ireland fan. I just have the feeling, and i think it is the right thing to do. If this team struggles. I believe he will get at least another year to see this project through. The Tannehill pick is blood on his sleeves. So he should get the opportunity to put in place players to help Tannehill(who I think is the number 1 next year) succeed. Since I don't think tannehill will sniff the field much if at all this year. Barring a 2-3 win season. I think Ireland will be around for a bit.


You speak as if were the Bucs of the 70-80's or the Bengals of the 90's, Lions of forever before last Yr. and I disagree.

Posted by: fin4life | July 29, 2012 at 02:37 AM

Prior to Parcells taking over we had two playoff appearances in 10yrs. One of those appearances a 62-7 blowout. In between those appearances we were average to mediocre at best. During this same period earning a 3rd(Ronnie Brown) and a 1st overall pick. Not to mention 9th overall pick(Ted Ginn).

Sounds very close to Bucs and Lions like to me.

YG,

What convinces you that Ross forced the Tannehill pick?

-Eric Steinbach=

Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | July 29,


I actually heard this bounced around on the LeBatard radio show yesterday and thought it could cure what ills us especially if J.Martin pans out. Alot of reports say he's soft but I loved what I saw last Yr. in the stretch were Stanford played, USC,Cal were Luck seemed off with all the heisman pressure and the OL was blowing holes in those D's you and me could have run to daylight thru and with all due respect to his workout #'s Martin was a beast from what I saw.

One thing I'll say in defense of Ireland, I like what he did with the O-Line this off season.

I know it could have ALWAYS been better. I know there are a zillion difference senarios that could have played out.

You also have to consider that you can't address every area of need with just one draft.

Having said all that, I like what Ireland did with the O-Line.

1st. He replaced Colombo(hopefully)with one of the best Tackles in college football in Jonathon Martin.

Secondly and more impressive(maybe)is what he did at guard. After releasing Carey we had Cogs as the remaining starter. In line for the open job was Ryan Cook, Ray Feinga and perpetually Big Mac'ed out John Jerry.

Now it looks like Hicks and Steinbach will battle it out for the job. They are BOTH aging stop gap types. But they are also BOTH head and sahoulders better than our alternatives. I think one will start and the other will be the quality depth we've been lacking.

I think these were some good moves by Jeffy. Cook, Feinga and Jerry will be hard pressed now just to make the 53 man roster in my opinion.

Sounds very close to Bucs and Lions like to me.

Yesterday's Gone | July 29, 2012 at 02:51 AM

You want to talk loosing culture were I sit from it's the one we have instilled today. I had more confidence in the post Satan days of 07 for a comeback than I do today and I'm not alone the practice opener which is usually standing room only was about a deserted as a Marlins Spring game after the 98 Fire sale.

You say we had a good draft last Yr. and I say we had a safe 1st Rd. pick a stupid trade with DeMarco Murray still on the boards with Thomas and Mallett which seemed a sexy 3rd Rd bet ect.. And I'm glad D.Dunphy is here because if by some chance he still has his mock's which we all put up last Yr. you'll see I had Murray at 3 all along while I argued the Ingram pick with 0x80 and Rob, you and odin to death back and forth. His 2011 draft was at best amateurish.

This Yr. he took a good prospect physically in Tannehill but it still remains to be seen what he's got instinct wise in his noodle and I liked the Martin pick after it's debatable if we didn't take a 3/4 OLB in Rd.3 when were going 4/3 and a kid in Miller who will make special teams better. So he gets a 50/50 grade until Tanny puts up or falls.

In 09 he was allowed to orchestrate the draft and failed miserably prompting Parcells famous remark that 2010 we were going to get players in the draft who could play in pads ect..

By the way did you ever really see the Bucs play in the 70's and 80,s before making the comparison to Miami before 07??? If you want to make your case circa 07-011 be my guest but before then really??????????

Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | July 29, 2012 at 03:11 AM

odin,

I just wish he'd pulled the trigger on the very nasty Ben Grubbs who will more than fill the Nicks void in New Orleans at less than half the money.

Buenas noches! Good night, Valhalla and peace out!

Could it be?

LT - Long

LG - Steinbach

C Pouncey

RG - Cognito

RT - Martin

I'd keep G/T Artis Hicks 6-4 325 - C/G/T Ryan Cook 6-6 330 and G/C Ray Feinga 6-4 337 for depth(either Murtha or Garner as well).

Anyway, this years line will be improved Big Time!

...I want to know what the time frame is for a fair evaluation of Jeff Ireland? Is it now? Next year? 2 years? It is tough to be critical of the roster today just because we don't have any idea of how the team will gel, or if they will at all. Fin4..Im with you. What exactly has Ireland put into place that can be applauded as brilliance in the past? I think that the drafts have been safe, if not headscratching. Where is the one player he has drafted that is a WOW sort of player. A player that is transcendant?

I know..Give it chance, he has only had this small window of time, and the players haven't developed. Are we the only team in the freekin league that lacks dynamic young playmakers..Do we have to wait and see on every player, or do we get a playmaker day 1? Ireland hasn't delivered here..Look at the players he has drafted that got real playing time. With each and every one of them there is the hope of talent that will reign supreme. Yet, on the field they have all been fairly ordinary..

This isn't a rant from the side of an impatient observer. This is just the truth as I see it. It is very similar to the Chad Henne era. Lets give him a chance he will eventually get it..The whole time the joke was on us who because we love this team believed it..

Darryl,

I couldn't have said it better myself. I feel the PAIN!

I have an answer for you though in regards to a time frame.

We can't do anything about the past and agreed, Ireland has bought himself a little time with the Tannehill pick.

Here it is. Jeffy's tenure is now firmly attached to Tannehill and HIS time frame/development.

If Tannehill busts then Ireland **PROBABLY** goes bye-bye. Thats pretty much the extent of it in my opinion.

I stress probably though, because there is **POSSIBLY** one way I see Tannehill busting and Ireland keeping his job(God Forbid).

And that's by doing the job that he's expected and PAID to do. Doing it extremely-EXTREMELY well that is.

He's found his QB. Now he has to surround him with a good enough team to get us to the promised land. If Tannehill succeeds, then Ireland sticks for awhile at least. If Tannehill busts, Ireland will have to have put together a cast of Pro Bowlers to survive.

Judging from past performances, I don't see it happening. Ultimately, Ireland will be here for as long as it takes to sort out what we have in Tannehill.

Great work by the FO. Protect the team. Tannehill may or may not work out. He probably will but if he turns out to be a turd in a kleenex then the team has saved millions of dollars for the next turd in a kleenex.

...Odin. I agree. For me I think barring a disaster this season. Ireland is safe for the time being. I can't think of any GM's(I'm sure there are examples) who have been fired during a rookie quarterbacks first season. I don't think we would have drafted a quarterback if Ross had any plans to fire Ireland. Since I don't think Tannehill will play this year..This buys Ireland some time..In the end as much as i dislike Ireland..it is the right move to keep him.....For now.

So I archived April 2011 and read through some of the comments reguarding our mocks from that draft(April 24th is a good read..9-10 pages, but good stuff) Boy was the Mallet debate heavy. Intersting to read some of the mocks..Good thing we aren't GM's. I had us taking RB Tawain Jones in round 3..To my credit(shoulder patting time) I took Andy Dalton in round. To be fair this was in a trade down scenario which Armandos thread that day suggested. He has us taking Daniel Thomas in round 2..this was met with a lot of WTF's Daniel Thomas is Ronnie Brown reincarnated..The old version of Ronnie Brown I may add. Even Craig M..Sorry, but you always have Irelands back.Quastioned the pick as safe and poor. Adding he believed the team would pick safe(he was right)but wanted to see the team go out on a limb and make some bold moves...We all would.

..@ 4:03..Andy Dalton round 1

Ohhhh Jezzzzz, Odinstank up again late at night, What is it tonight Odin, Coke or Morphine?

Oh Yeah Odin, Great post @ 3:46, I agree.

DD, Thomas does remind me Of Brown, Always injured, But then again everone said the same about Bush, Bush had a pretty good season last year and I was one that said " WTF?, Reggie Bush,The guys always injured"

It is incredible how many Dolfans are throwing Matt Moore under the bus. He was the most valuable player last season but it seems like everyone thinks Garrard is ahead for the starter spot. Garrard did not play last year and when his old team could have picked him back up for a song, they went for Henne and did not even give Garrard a look. Dolfans seemed to hate Henne too but Jacksonville liked him more than Garrard. It is a known fact that Moore is better in the game than practice and he should start due to his performance on the field last year.

great news. Now trade for Wallace today

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