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Vontae Davis traded for multiple draft picks

The Dolphins have traded Vontae Davis for two 2013 draft picks, the team has confirmed.

One pick is believed to be a second-rounder while the other is believed to be a low-round selection, probably a conditional sixth rounder.

The trading of Vontae Davis today signals the Dolphins are in full rebuild mode.

They have a rookie head coach.

They are trading away current talent for future talent.

They are going with a rookie quarterback -- granted a first-round pick, but a rookie nonetheless.

They are, so far, showing no interest in adding a veteran wide receiver -- having passed on the idea of signing Braylon Edwards when he was available. (Terrell Owens is available now after he was cut by Seattle today.)

Back to Davis, general manager Jeff Ireland released a statement on the trade that failed to explain why the team is taking this step:

"We appreciate all the contributions Vontae has made to the Dolphins since we drafted him in 2009 and we want to wish him the best of success in Indianapolis," Ireland said.

I suppose one can argue the Dolphins are getting good value in that they now have two second round picks slated for 2013. Except the Dolphins haven't exactly hit home runs with their second round picks in recent years.

Phillip Merling was a second-round pick. Chad Henne was a second-round pick. Pat White was a second-round pick. Koa Misi was a second round pick. Daniel Thomas was a second-round pick. Most are gone. None are stars.

Colts GM Ryan Grigson, meanwhile, is pleased with his move.

“Bottom line with this move today is we got better as a football team,” Grigson said. “That is always the goal each day for this organization. From the first time he stepped on the field at Illinois as a freshman or in the National Football League as a rookie, you knew Vontae was a special talent. Now he has a chance under Coach (Chuck) Pagano and this coaching staff to reach not only his potential as a football player, but as a person as well. That is our collective goal moving forward.”

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WTF are you babbling about now Nancy? I mean Odin. Forget to change my screen name? LMAO

I have never proclaimed there to be 2 of me. I am me but, there are about a dozen bloggers just like me who never miss an opportunity to pick on your lame as*.

Face it kiddo, your blog fodder. A running joke. The more you post, the more we laugh. In this regard, it'll be a shame when you stop posting due to liver failure.

Until then, you ARE the joke.

we must be stupid, I have no idea why I'm still Dolphins Fan, maybe I'm stupid too, could it be that we have not won a super in 40 years, are because we like trading number picks away for unknown talent to take the place of a very good corner back . someone please explain this to me .

Mike,

You sound like a genius (I say that with sarcastic intentions). So what if we have 25 picks in next years NFL draft? Ireland is making the picks. Jeff Ireland is Stephen Ross's lap dog and an asset stripper!!!!

promichael wake up, nobody would give a 2nd rd pick for james jones, get real. we ripped off colts. look forward to a ton of picks next year

Why keep Irescum for ANOTHER rebuid?

stupid trade

firing ireland after season would be icing on the cake, u give a legit gm all these picks and we will be back soon. davis was lazy garbage, great trade no doubt

I think all of these trades indicate Ireland is conceeding and buying into Philbin's approach and I think he's onto something. If this pans out and these picks add value we will have a stud team....in a few years.....so we are rebuilding, yes. Ireland is stacking his picks for Philbin's regime.

Ya have to be stupid to still be a Dolfan. Or...a sado masochist.

Another 2nd round pick like this years, Johnathon Martin, 71, he is by far the worst starting tackle in the NFL. The worst. He can't block. Jeff Ireland can't pick winning players because he himself is such a douche, a loser. Pat Riley is a winner and can spot winners and wants to hire them. Jeff Ireland is a loser and is uncomfortable with the personality that sometimes come with the top talent. Can't deal with them, so he goes for the safe manageable B and C players. If you don't go to church, you aren't Jeff's kind of guys.
The top talent always march to a different drummer and never fall completely in line with B and C type people or players.
That's why they are stand out players instead of average. Deal with it.
This head coach acts like he is still in Iowa at a small high school. That won't get it done with the top NFL talent. They won't respect him for long when the losing starts. You'll see.

Odinturd, we know you're a homophobe.
Here's a homework assignment for you. Try to make 1 post without a reference to another mans junk or homosexuality.
YOU ARE SO DARNED BORING!
Posted by: Odin the Unoriginal | August 26, 2012 at 04:20 PM

And you think everyone wants to see you post about me all day?

Their not infactuated with "My Junk(whoops I did it again ;)like you obviously are.

I bet you fantasize about big tough Vikings just laying them right on your chin don't you?

That's all fine and Dandy, but this is a football blog. People are tired of your crap and don't want to hear it.

And believe me Pedo Puffer, they see YOU start it every single day. Give these good people a break and go away.

Why wait to fire Ireland?

gonna be huge when we add the number one pick in draft to us also

Should be a good Hard Knocks this week. We get to see if it was Ireland behind this trade, and what the coaches think about it...

true fin, but ross wont fire his friend till after the season when the pressure is huge to not let ireland ruin the number one pick in draft among the others

Kris,

If you believe that Philbin is the new up and coming coach and compare him to New England coach

Any NFL players left on this "team"?

I don't think that 2nd round pick is going to be as good as most. If the Colts won two with Curtis Painter they're winning six (at least) with Luck. If they go 8-8 would anyone be shocked?

Finally, can you please STFU or make JUST ONE Football related post ONCE in awhile?

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 26, 2012 at 04:17 PM

Why should we? It was YOU who said you go to Ohio's blog for Dolphin talk.

WTF are you doing here again anyway? Man of your word you are not. Why am I not surprised?

Keep on spamming moron, you're good at it.

i like this kris guy, he just lets his heart get in way of his brain. he predicted a 11-5 season. im going 2-14 and we get first pick!

chris it will be no worse than top half of second round

did we not just have a rebuilding year 4 years ago so what i'm getting at is this is that are GM does not know how to draft. As stated by other Dolphin Fans , Henne gone Pat white gone (have know idea why they chose him to begin with) wasted draft pick , no offense to pat white, Koi Mesa what has he done , Kendall langford now gone during the rebuild years , do I really need to go on, so there so many more, wasted draft pick after draft pick.
MR. Ireland can you explain this to me.

WTF are you babbling about now Nancy? I mean Odin. Forget to change my screen name? LMAO
I have never proclaimed there to be 2 of me. I am me but, there are about a dozen bloggers just like me who never miss an opportunity to pick on your lame as*.
Face it kiddo, your blog fodder. A running joke. The more you post, the more we laugh. In this regard, it'll be a shame when you stop posting due to liver failure.
Until then, you ARE the joke.
Posted by: Odin the Ignorant | August 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM

TRANSLATION: Why won't anybody talk to me about Bone Puffin? I hate stoppid old Football, but Man they wear them pants so tight - Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

You won't be talking such big shyt about peoples livers when you find out the Welfare Program is cutting out the AIDS medications-Doh!

In your case, the sooner the better. You get what you PLAY for Meth Head ;)

Way to trash the season, Ross/Ireland. Give back the money you're stealing from Fin fans.

trash season, hilarious we are awful either way. who cars about a second string lazy bum cb

emperorkt-Stop worrying about Vontae Davis and idiots like him...They can suck with or without him.

Make it 2 plyons and a bix of Whoppers and we could have a deal.

Matt Barkley cant be happy about the prospects of joining the Dolphin circus.

DONT SIGN TO...PLEASE!!!!!!!11

Dolphin fan in Montreal-No love for Ireland but he is taking all the heat for the money hungry Tuna...

He wasted all our 2's and 3's in the past three years b4 this one...

manning another td pass, lucky fucks denver

Odin needs to grow up and be a real father for his dumb@zz children, POS

alan dolphins wouldnt draft him, they would deal the pick

bill, I was talking about more then just dumping Vontae. Dumping Marshall, Chad Johnson, Y Bell, and starting a rookie QB and rookie HC, in addition to Vontae, shows they've thrown in the towel. So why charge the fans for this garbage season? Its criminal.

Why should we? It was YOU who said you go to Ohio's blog for Dolphin talk.
WTF are you doing here again anyway? Man of your word you are not. Why am I not surprised?
Keep on spamming moron, you're good at it.
Posted by: JFYI | August 26, 2012 at 04:35 PM

TRANSLATION: I'd much rather discuss the Ins and Outs of earning my Meth Money!

PS: Have any SLUMBER parties with the little boys lately?

#1 Dolphin Fan in Montreal, you're responding to Mike with a capital M, I'm the reasonable one that conversed with you on the last blog with a mike with a small m.

All I can say is that this is a joke of an organization. It's almost as if they want to make this team devoid of talent. Anyone with any talent or playmaking ability is sent packing. That's been Ireland's MO and that will be his legacy when he's gone. He concerns himself more with building depth than accumulating stars. Joke.

alan dolphins wouldnt draft him, they would deal the pick


I doubt that. They wont pass on Barkley.

jay course the towel is thrown in on this season, its full blown rebuilding mode finally. exactly what we needed, no more worthless 6 or 7 win seasons. go 2-14 and get the top pick and build build build. chad was garbage, wasnt gonna be here next year. marshall is a cancer. bell is old. davis we ripped off colts with. course uy start your rookie first rd pick qb so he can be ready for next year.

Hey mike with a small m. Stop worrying what people who don't know you think. Philbin is taking out the trash...The fact is that we are rebuilding and no matter how long the fins have tanked, we have to be patient...again. He came from a winning program and will do well in time.

Odin needs to grow up and be a real father for his dumb@zz children, POS
Posted by: mr bill | August 26, 2012 at 04:45 PM

What and measure their Packages like you YOURSELF admitted to doing.

You know regardless of the fact of whether or not there your biological kids(which I doubt, I'm sure your woman was cheating on a twinkie like you)it's still called sexual abuse. Child abuse and probably some psychological abuse as well, judging from your practices here.

Anywhoo.....how is it you can still show your face around here after admitting to checking out little boys packages?

At least I now understand why all the aliases.

Just for the record, no matter how you slice it, You belong in Prison with Bubba!

bill,

Not even Ireland is dumb enough to pass up Matt Barkley. On second thought maybe he is LOL!!!

yes they would alan, they will have a year of develop under thill and can deal pick for a ton

Mike, ok, that sound reasonable. But don't call people idiots, unless they're REALLY stupid.

jrjr u just dont get it

I don't want to pay that high of a price for Wallace. He's a one trick pony. Abeit, his one trick is pretty darn good. Still, no 1st's or 2nd's for that guy.

Get Jones for a 4th rounder and stockpile the Davis and Marshall picks.

I dont think Philbin will be the coach next season. Our new GM (Bill Polan?) will want to bring in his own coach.

"He concerns himself more with building depth than accumulating stars." jrjr

We have depth? Haha.

Ok mike...The fans that go nuts over trading Davis for the future are Stupid. They also gained cap room...

Guys,

Think about it. We got fair market value for Vonte, especially what we paid. Here's why:

Vonte Davis was originally a 1st rd pick, but he was the "27TH" pick of that rd. Translated, he was a glorified 2ND RD pick anyway. Indy is a horrible team right now too, only masked my Andrew Luck.

This means the 2nd rd pick gotten for Davis will be anywhere from top 10 to top 5 in the 2nd rd. Plus, when the conditional kicks in it was a very fair recovery of what was spent to draft Vontae.

we must be stupid, I have no idea why I'm still Dolphins Fan, maybe I'm stupid too, could it be that we have not won a super in 40 years
Posted by: Todd Geyser | August 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM

I'm not sure why you still are either. The fact you're contemplating this I believe you should just go ahead and jump ship. I want to be surrounded by fans not people that look for the winning team. Only time I allow someone to switch teams is if your team abandons you first (ie: moving cities or changing names). Otherwise, a true fan is a fan till the end -- thick and thin. These new Tebow Jest fans aren't fans at all.

This stadium is going to be EMPTY.

Oce the Colts sit ndown nnd talks to Vonte hearng how this dude sounds and enunciates. They'll lap thier palms to thier foreheads and go, "oh brother, look like we've been screwed on this one".

Now they can deal with this idiot who boasts of being the best corner tandem in the nfl, yet refuses to show up to camp in shape.

It probably stunted Sean Smith's growth coming in as a rookie and paling around with dummass Vonte. Also seeing Vonte bounced, maybe Smith becomes better, knowing he could be next.

D20,

Well said.

Everybody cries about being cap strapped and having no talent.

Then very consistently, they cry about getting rid of an under acheiving CB.

We're going to be in GREAT Cap Shape at the end of this season with 5 picks in the first 3 rounds.

If Tannehill develops into "The Guy", were going to be in GREAT SHAPE!

Almost Packer-esque!

PS: I'm sure SOMEBODY can make up for Davis' annual 2 or 3 picks-lol.

I honestly believe that no one could've destroyed this team worse if they tried. Bench the team MVP and dump any remaining talent? Keep the hated Ireland to piss off any remaining fans? Is Ross hoping for the move to L.A?

um dudes im all for the jeffy bashing to//however this one makes sense //vonte very lazy //bad attitude//a cancer more or less we'll say ,but one important factor most of you are forgeting// DAVIS'S CONTRACT IS OVER AFTER THIS YEAR and to get anything for this bum is a job well done

Colts probably finish 6-10 to 5-11, so, the 2nd rd'er should be early in that rd.We still have to find out what rd the other pick is.

I hope this isnt the grand trade Irsay was blowing up twitter about. If so he's dumber than Ross. LOL

its not necessarily about getting fair value for davis. its about a pattern of failed draft picks. it is of little consolation that they got fair value, since it set the clock back four years on that one particular pick. this pattern of failed management is precisely why the dolphins are where they are. granted, there have been some successful decisions, but if you pick a random guy off of this blog and let them draft based on what they see watching college football every saturday, they will have some successes too.

Ross should not charge money to watch garbage.

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