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Answers on Reggie Bush and Jake Long questions

The question of whether the Dolphins want to re-sign Reggie Bush after this season is no longer a question. I have learned the answer and wrote in my column for Monday's Miami Herald the Dolphins would like their leading rusher of the last two seasons to re-sign after this season is over.

Bush is scheduled to be a free agent after this season.

One caveat on that desire to keep Bush in Miami and it's an important one: The Dolphins have a price tag they are willing to pay for Bush. And if the Dolphins can get Bush for that price, then they'll be thrilled to have him.

If, however, Bush wants to break the bank and go to the highest bidder, the Dolphins will be equally happy to turn their lead running back duties to someone else. Who?

Well, again, I was told Sunday evening general manager Jeff Ireland is eager and excited about the possibility of Lamar Miller becoming a more vital part of the offense in 2013.

(Sorry, Daniel Thomas).

There's more.

What will the Dolphins do with long-time left tackle Jake Long after this season?

That's covered in the column as well. It is very telling that the Dolphins believe Jonathan Martin's first few days as an NFL left tackle were significantly better than his first few days as an NFL right tackle.

The team thought Martin to be an F-rated right tackle when he first showed up to training camp. He obviously got better from there and earned the starting job at the position. But when Long went down with a torn triceps injury and Martin was thrust into the starting job on the left side, the Dolphins actually thought Martin immediately performed like a C-plus left tackle.

And he's gotten better from there.

So what are the odds of Miami re-signing Long, who is a free agent after this season? Well, the Dolphins aren't against the notion if Long is going to sign a bargain contract. But the club recognizes someone without a viable answer at LT will be willing to pay Long probably more than the Dolphins are willing to pay.

So Long has one foot out the door.

The column also describes Ireland's plan for this offseason. It's all about adding playmakers. By the way, the best playmaker on defense Sunday was safety Reshad Jones. He recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass.

Jones is signed through next year so he's not going anywhere.

But he tells me that his agent Joel Segal and the team have talked about a contract extension and he hopes to get one done this offseason. "That's what I'd like to see," Jones said. "But I'm just playing and letting my agent and the team take care of the rest."

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The greatest enemy to any government is a man whom thinks for himself. But there are now so many "blind governmental sheep". Governments have now chosen not to worry.

ALoco,

Every facid of our lives is but an illusion. Sex, money, power. Its all an illusion. It gives us false hope that we are better than our bretheren.

facet

ALoco,

Sex, money, and power is also such a powerful illusion, we even use it to feel better about ourselves.

YG....


SLOW DOWN , NOW YOU R GOING FAR RIGHT ........

IT'S NOT ILLUSION ,B/C YOU HAVE FANILY,

SEX IS GOOD,IT'S NOT ILLUSION ........

AS FOR POAER,WHO NEEDS POWER ?

ANY MAN WHO HAS POWER ,DIES WITH CANCER ,.......

DASHI....

OBAMA IS THE MAN ,NOT ROMNEY /////////////


WHY YOU CALL ME FOOL,IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME.........

Bush? Long? This team needs significant upgrading at almost all positions, but THEE most important and should be the first move is to once and for all get rid of Jeffy Ireland! Or else, just prepare for the same old... misses in free agency and dumb founded picks /moves in the draft. I can't take it any longer!

dashi,

First, before the education system csn be reformed, govermentalism and capitalism has to be reformed. An overall flawed system can not conform onr of its parts.

All has been infected.

ALoco,

Sex, power, and money in itself isnt bad. Greed for these things are the hinges that open the door to corruption, gradiosity, and sel-deception or illusionitic dependancy.

YG....

OF COURSE SEX,MONEY MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER , AND IT SHOULD.......


THERE'S ANY THING BETTER THAN HAVING SEX WITH THIRTY SOMETHING BRUNETTE WOMAN ?


HOW YOU FEEL IF YOU R HOMELESS ?


money will cure that .....

Dashi

Word of advice. Your grammatically incorrect writing style littered with unnecessary capital letters and exclamation points is extremely annoying to read.

It also makes you look very dumb.

My guess is that few, if anybody, reads more than the first two lines of your posts.

fkin idiot, your high school education has you more stubborn then a mule

this is for you

drivel:
2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

please refrain from making fun of people when you facts are wrong. merry xmas fuktard maybe your meaningless job can lead you to your nirvana ;) jajaja

dashi,


CHINA IS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ....BY THE TIME THEY EDUCAT ALL THIER PEOPLE ,THEY WON'T NEED THEM ..THE TECNOLGY CHANGING EVERY WEEK ....

My guess is that few, if anybody, reads more than the first two lines of your posts.
Posted by: Advisor

2 lines is being generous. try immedately skip over

funny part is mando thinks this adds to the blog, joke is on him not dashi. retards are accepted in todays society

arsonic,

I see that you are latino and therefore give you a pass on having a limited command of the English language.

As I tried to explain to you twice now, I'm well aware of what the word drivel means. Even though it could be used in the sentence I wrote, it was not the word I wanted to use. It is not the same as dribble, which describes something completely different.

If you've learned a new word today, go on and celebrate with some tequila and tacos.

I'm done on this subject.

No doubt we're going nowhere until we get a good GM that also knows how to get along with players, coaches, fans, and media. But evidently Ross doesnt understand that. So we'll continue to stink and have half empty stadiums on Sundays while the Ireland boycott spreads and the SB drought continues.

We shouldn't blindly let anybody vote. It's unlikely the masses understand much what is being said to them.

If you can't understand even the most simplisttic subtelties to the English language, you have no qualifications to be choosing a leader.

Vereran Fan | December 25, 2012 at 05:10 PM

I commented on this blogger two days ago, and last week. This guy has appeared as Veteran Fan, Vetran Fan, and now Vereran Fan.

Despite his excuses, he is a name chaning troll. Now proved beyond doubt.

IDIOT.........


WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGER ON THIS SITE ?

DASHI,

THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR IN CHINA IS BIGGER ,THAN ANY PLAXE IN THE WORLD.......SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN THERE ...

I have said it repeatedly that this Country is all about Business and not for Professionals. If there are no tables available in a Restaurant and 2 People are waiting, a well known Doctor and also a well known drug dealer, who do you think will get that table first? Yes. you're right. It's all about the System and its Values.

funny how saying jajaja from hahaha makes people assume things. fyi you are all part of a college psychological experiment im conducting, wont say what for, carry on as normal

BEST EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE WORLD;;;;;;

FINLAND
JAPAN
SOUTH KOREA
SINGAPORE.......
SHANGHI,CHINA

FLORIDA RANKED @ NO 75643 IN THE WORLD.......

Somewhere, along the way, this Country has deviated from the Original Principles of Its Founding Fathers. SHAME! SHAME!

So everyone is talking about the Big 3 rookie QB's and Tannehill is NOT in the conversation.

funny how saying jajaja from hahaha makes people assume things.

Posted by: asonac racso | December 25, 2012 at 05:25 PM


Yes. It's funny how we assume somebody writing something that only a person who's first language is Spanish would write might be Latino. Amazing.

You will never find a non-Spanish speaking person write jajaja (hahaha).

Go on with your fabricated experiment. We are truly proud to be a part of it and perhaps help you change the world.

So, you base your self-steem in your ability to make $. Good. That is valid also. However, there are other values besides making Money. You contribute generously to those other Values, yahear, or you will pass like a little feather revolving in the Winds.

fkin idiot is taking this extremely seriously. thats why i said jajaja, only a fool is easily tricked with a change of one letter then backs himself up with more bs. so if I went bonjour would you then assume im french?

next ill say halt and instantly be german hahaha oh i love people like you :)

I have said this before in many places but not here as it did not pertain then. It does now. The Main Purpose of Life is to transmit Knowledge. Any deviation from that will accrue the most difficult Consequences.

you probably also thought the apocalypse was going to happen

Well sadly we will be stuck with Jeffy. Ross won't remove him and best guy for the job ,Bill Polian is meeting with Jets owner this week. He will turn that crap team around fast! Now we will have to deal with both Bills , Polian and Bellicheck who have about 10 Super Bowls between them. All we have is dreams and Jeffy. 5 picks and they will be players no real college fan will know. Friggn sad.

go finsssssssssss

Polian is meeting with the Jets? Say it aint so.

The Horror, The Horror

Good, Dashi, let them hire Bill Polian. In any case, It's all been Written.

Just shut up Oscar.

Ireland will draft O line with 1st pick. Haha. Dolphins still dont make the playoffs.

Merry Christmas to All and to All,a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas sir Canosa.

Merry Christmas to all!!

To BlogPro : I try to glean all I can with the limited time resources I have...i.e. watching some college games, some not all Bowl games, yes watching Youtube clips, watching allstar games, watching the boring ass combine with the rest of the hard core. Then I take my best quasi-educated, trust my OWN eyes and take my GUT guess at the top talent and STILL I'm around the 50% mark of getting it right just like all the so called "experts". It's an inexact science to say the least so the Ouija board bats about the same as the "Pro Pundit".

Let's not raise the analysis business to high on a mantle. I believe the historical average for 1st rounders working out is about 50/50! That's a ton of wonderful scouts/team brass getting it wrong!

If I wasn't guessing and taking in all others guesses blogs would be no fun.

Cheers,

Polian will be meeting with us next week when Ireland is gone.

To Prof Lou,

I believe that WR Keenan Allen will end up making a fine Pro. Let's see how it all pans out. Your take is duly noted.

Cheers,

Anonymous,

I would bet the fact that Tannehill started and did ok when most folks thought he would have to sit due to his limited college background rented Ireland at least another season.

Right or wrong, I bet that's what happens.

Cheers,

Rob in OC,

Ross was the guy that picked Tannehill. It was well publicized in black and white.

Not true dusty Bill Connors bottoms.


Do they draft Tannehill without the full support of Sherman and Philbin?


No F'n way. Like it or not.

We can see Ireland is working with this coaching staff. Any talk of Ireland being replaced now is absurd. He is here. He has another season or two with the new coaching staff. Throwing out Ireland now would be too much of a disruption. Ross is giving him his fair shot with the new folks.

Hey, lets not fight over who picked Tanny. He was hardly worth a 1st rd pick lol

Philbin wanted Matt Flynn. It didnt even matter.

Waddaya guys thinking about The Herald now charging to read its Dolphin football articles?

Five years from now Luck and Tanne will be the top QB's from this draft. Weeden will be collecting social security. Russell and RG will be in the hospital.

Have been reading the Herald fins stuff. Didn't see anything asking for $.

Five years from now Tanne will be a backup WR in the CFL. Can u say Chad Henne 2.0?

Whatever you do, don't pay! Ever!

If nobody pays, they will stop trying. Just like the lame SS.

Dont pay for ANYTHNG Dolphin!!

Regarding the future prospects of Tannehill:

Tannehill could be talked about amongst the top of the qb heap in the future if,

1. Gets YAC wr's

Consistent deepball touch isnt something a qb learns. He iether has it or he dont. IMO, Tannehill will be an average to slightly average deepball passer at best. That's why to approach qb elite status he will need "great YAC" wr's.

On the other hand, where I believe Tannehill will thrive most is as an "intermediate range passer". He's already excelling at this and ill only get better.

But to be "ELITE" he will need YAC wr's who can break a tackle, or elude defenders for "cheap tds" all the way to house. He'll need about 10 of these type tds a year. Then he could be a 35-40 td passer a year.

Guia,

Have you tried to click on any articles lately? Im not talking about the blog. Because now it asks to sign up for 99 cent a mont and there's a yearly price too. If you dont sign up it wont allow you to read that dolphin article.

For a team that has been without a good enough QB for over a decade, they had to take RT considering Sherman had the best inside info on him and was for it.

How good would Luck or RG3 have done in the NFL after only 19 starts? We'll never know.

Once the passing game improves, our running game will take off and RT will be far more dangerous as a runner too.

It's coming, and soon. 2013. Tannehill will have a season exp behind him and a full offseason to prepare.

Because of my 7:00 PM post. That's exactly why I would like Stedman Bailey to become a Dolphin wr. The guy gets crazy YAC that leads to tds.

Thats the primary reason he leads the nation with 23 tds recieving. Many of them came on YAC where he eludes a defender or breaks a tackle and takes it to the house.

I have clicked on a few articles over the last few days. Cotes article and a few others on the main fins page. Haven't seen what you are talking about. They could be trying it selectively to gauge the response.

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