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GM Salguero's outline offseason plan

My offseason plan for getting the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs in 2013? I'm glad you asked.

First of all, you have to understand I come at this from a multiple-pronged approach. I don't just think the Dolphins are broken on the field. I think they need mending off the field -- as in with their fans. The truth is going to a Miami home game has no special meaning down here anymore.

Sure, the true believers and lifers do it out of loyalty and love for the sport or team. But I want more than that. I want Dolphins home games to be a must-attend events because the team has swag and plays with moxie and life and, yes, has a chance to do something exciting every week.

So if I were the general manager, I would approach this offseason in which the team can have approximately $46.8 in cap space as the Miami Heat approached the 2010 offseason -- the one in which they signed Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

It's an all-in offseason, folks.

If I make the playoffs, I get a contract extension. If not, I'm fired.

That kind of offseason, if crafted properly, is going to create buzz about the team and make for a winning roster. That means the team will look improved before it even plays a game, causing fans to buy tickets. And the team will indeed be improved on the field, causing more ticket-buyers when they actually see the product on the field.

And do not scoff at the need for ticket-buyers. This year the Dolphins had their worst home attendance since 1989. There was no significant homefield advantage at Sun Life Stadium. I want that to change. I want that place to shake -- both literally and figuratively.

So the Dolphins need to be audacious to get people to the game and then need to prove their strategy successful to keep them excited and coming back and part of a home field advantage.

Having said that, my offseason plan would be an all-of-the-above approach. I would look at spending big on quality free agents, I would look at re-signing my own quality free agents and letting the mediocre ones walk, I would look at trades, I would approach the draft with the desire to add playmakers not grunts.

That stuff the Dolphins did last year when they have us sitting on the edge of our seats come final roster cutdown time because of the three or four players they're going to add when those players get cut from other teams?

That's a loser's approach.

That approach means you are relying on other teams' trash to be your treasure. That is going into a sewer and hoping to find a blossoming rose.

The Dolphins not only did that, they expected players such as Anthony Armstrong, Jabar Gaffney and others to be significant contributors. Are you kidding me? That's telling me there was no plan in place and you're making it up as you go.

I want my team to be together after the draft. I want them together most of the offseason. I want them to work and sweat together in the offseason conditioning program. I want them to come together as a team during training camp. I want them winning together in the preseason -- and yes, I said winning. To me, the team must win the first quarter in the preseason when my starters are playing their starters. I don't much care about the final outcome of any game except the third when my starters play into the third quarter. But if you're not winning the first quarter of the other games, something is wrong.

Anyway, I don't want to be adding guys a couple of days before the season opener and hoping they somehow fit the program. That means you don't have a clue about team chemistry. That means your plans went awry. That means you're flying by the seat of your pants.

Winning NFL teams are not constructed by the seat of the GM's pants. Poop is constructed by the seat of the GM's pants. Not great teams.

So what is my audacious plan?

Start with the offense. It has to start there because Miami's offense is terrible.

First thing I do is re-sign wide receiver Brian Hartline. The guy finished with 1,083 receiving yards and a 14.6 yard per catch average. The yardage was 16th best in the NFL. The average was 25th best but ahead of Andre Johnson, A.J. Green, Anquan Boldin, Malcom Floyd, and Pierre Garcon.

He had only one TD catch, but I can think of at least four plays in which he was wide open down the field and was either underthrown or overthrown, killing a handful of TDs. So I see value in this guy. And he stays on my team.

I also want to re-sign Randy Starks because Miami's defensive line is a strength that need not be dismantled. I want to re-sign TE Anthony Fasano at a cheap price to be my blocking tight end because he is not a downfield threat in my offense.

I also want to re-sign Jake Long but he would have to take a cheaper, incentive-laden deal that pays him more if he stays healthy. The truth about Long is not only has his play been declining, but he's not finished either of the past two seasons. My Dolphins will be in the playoffs and if a player is likely to be on injured reserve at the end of the season and not available for the postseason, he's worthless to me.

So Long has to undertand that I want committed players and in his case that means, he'll have to agree to a hometown discount. If he wants to get paid the most he can and be something of a mercenary go elsewhere. Here, he was treated like a king as the first overall pick. He earned more money than any offensive lineman for years and years and years. Here, he didn't quite play up to his salary the last two years.

So if he wants to build on the roots he's laid in South Florida and wants to be part of something special and is truly committed to the Dolphins, he's going to have to play for less here.

Remember the Heat analogy? Wade, Bosh and James took less money in Miami than they might have elsewhere. If it's good enough for them, it has to be good enough for a guy like Jake Long.

If, however, Long is all about the money. He walks. I keep Jonathan Martin at left tackle and I draft the best available tackle sometime in the second or third round to play the right side.

By the way, the free agent tackle business is a two-way street. Sebastian Vollmer is slated to be a free agent. So are Ryan Clady, Branden Albert and others. Maybe, if Vollmer is on the market, I sign him, improve my team and put a hole in the New England Patriots offensive line.

What about the other free agents?

Reggie Bush is a good guy in a tough spot. He's likely to go into a free agent class that includes Steven Jackson, Shonn Greene, Rashard Mendenhall and others. And he plays a position that Miami is already strong in (with Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, and Jonas Gray on the roster). So if he wants to come back, it has to be on the cheap.

He's a great leader. He's a great worker. But he's a luxury. And, in the case of Miller, he's something of a progress-stopper.

So I want him on my team. But other teams may want him more. And I'm okay with that.

Sean Smith? Very interesting to me. He was nails when asked to play man-press against big receivers such as Larry Fitzgerald and A.J. Green early in the season. But then he kind of fell off the table in November and wasn't that much better in December.

He struggles with smaller, quicker receivers. He doesn't seem totally comfortable with the Dolphins system.

One publication said the Dolphins are going to put the franchise tag on him. The Dolphins told me that's hogwash. He's solid but not a playmaker. My goal this offseason would be to upgrade at his position and that doesn't mean keeping Smith and paying him nearly 10 times more than he made in 2011 to do it.

I let him walk.

Chris Clemons? Solid but not spectacular. He can stay at a bargain. Jairus Byrd is a free agent and more of a playmaker than Clemons. The Bills are shaking things up so no idea if Byrd is in their plans or if he wants to get away from a team that hasn't made the playoffs in 12 years and is starting over. Just sayin'. Dashon Goldson is also scheduled for free agency but I doubt San Francisco lets him go.

Tony McDaniel? He can stay at the veteran minimum salary with no guaranteed money, otherwise, phfft.

Onto free agency outside the roster:

My goal, again, is improve the offense first and quickly. That means if Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings are available, I sign probably one of them. If all is wonderful and great and amazing and the dollars make sense and I have the opportunity to get both, then I get both.

A four-wide of Jennings, Hartline, Wallace and Davone Bess might be the best four-wide in the NFL.

A three-wide of Jennings, Hartline and Bess or Wallace, Hartline and Bess is pretty darn dangerous, too.

Wallace to me is the priority. The Dolphins need a deep threat. Yes, Wallace bascially only runs 9-routes. But he's the best in the NFL at it.

The reason I add at least one veteran wide receiver (in addition to Hartline) is because I need the offense to be immediately improved. Rookie wide receivers take a while to get it. I need a guy that already has gotten it and is ready to produce the second he hits the field.

GM Armando Salguero passes on Dwayne Bowe. He is not a deep threat. I don't love his target-to-catch ratio (almost 2-to-1) and I'm not sure he's a winner. Plus, the kid wants big, big, big money. No thank you.

I'm looking at cornerback Darius Butler in free agency. He's a former high-round draft pick. He's improving. He is very small. He's very young. He's an excellent person. I like him in nickel situations. He has something he wants to prove. He's from South Florida, so this is the place for him to do it. He also might come sort of cheaply.

Onto the draft:

Yes, yes, yes, the Dolphins should draft the best player available. They have the No. 12 overall selection. And, by the way, I do not trade down in the first round. Miami has enough picks already. I have five picks in the first 90 selections. That's more than enough.

This year is NOT about quantity. This draft has to be about quality.

So no trade down to acquire more picks. It's fools gold when you already have plenty of selections.

Miami's draft needs? It depends on how well I did in free agency. If I got the veteran star WR, then WR probably isn't the direction I'm going at No. 12 unless the quality of that WR is miles ahead of the CB or DE.

I'm going cornerback or defensive end in the first round. Let's face it, the Dolphins need to make more plays on offense and defense. Yes, they need to score more points. But they need to cause more turnovers and make more plays on defense against the opposing passing game.

The defense did a very poor job of giving the offense the football in opponent's territory after a turnover this year. That's one way to get more points, and I'm banking my defensive additions will help in that department.

That's why cornerback and defensive end is so important.

I want CBs that actually, you know, catch interceptions. I'm looking at Alabama's Dee Milliner ornMississippi State's Johnthan Banks (that's how he spells it) as cornerback possibilities.

I'm looking at Texas A&M's Demontre Moore as a pass-rusher, knowing Mike Sherman knows a thing or two about him. I'm looking at FSU's Bjoern Werner as a defensive end. I'm looking at LSU's Barkevious Mingo as a pass-rushing DE. I'm looking at Oregon's Dion Jordan, who at 6-6 and 239 is built like Jason Taylor, as a pass-rushing defensive end.

Look, Jared Odrick was drafted as a 3-4 DE. He's clearly not suited to be a 4-3 DE. He can move inside and the Dolphins can add a DE to compete with Olivier Vernon and probably beat out Vernon as a starting DE. More pressure is necessary from the side opposite Cameron Wake.

Moving Odrick inside might also help get more pressure from the inside.

By the way, New York defensive end Osi Umenyiora will be available in free agency. Pass. He's a 10-year veteran. He's slowing down. He wants to get paid. And the Giants pass rush let the team down significantly this year. Not the answer.

By draft's end, I want to have a couple of corners on my drafted board. I want an early-round wide receiver, assuming I landed a playmaker in free agency. If I sucked in free agency, I better have found a couple of wide receivers in the draft.

I need to find a couple of starting corners. I need a defensive end -- and there are plenty of options. And later on I want to add a tight end because Michael Egnew did zero to make me think he's the answer.

And, of course, I want to fill in later at right tackle (assuming Jake Long is gone and Jonathan Martin is my left tackle) because Nate Garner is a good backup, but I want to upgrade there.

By the way, I said previously that I'm for an all-of-the-above strategy. Well, that includes trades.

It has been reported that Jermichael Finley is on the outs in Green Bay. Apparently, he has maturity problems, his production is down and his work ethic isn't what it can be. So the Packers, according to the report, will either trade or release him this offseason.

Well, Salguero is open to trading for him because Salguero is sick and tired of mediocre tight end play by overachievers and perfers very good tight end play by an underachiever.

This year was a down year for Finley. He caught 61 passes for 667 yards. Fasano and Charles Clay caught 59 passes for 544 yards combined. So Finley has a bad year and he's still more productive than every tight end on the Miami roster because only Clay and Fasano caught passes for Miami.

And he's not worthy of getting? Are you kidding me?

The guy is 25 years old. He was more productive when Joe Philbin was the offensive coordinator -- with eight TDs in 2011. He is valuable in the red zone and he can work the middle of the field.

Give up one of Miami's third rounders for that guy? In a heartbeat.

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Ross,Ireland and Philbin = the 3 STOOGES

Especially how you judged your teams progress up against a team that demolished you 37-3 at home of all places and was completely blown out in two games this year by 50 points....

If that doesnt reek eneptitude on playmakers, i dont know what does!!

PHILBIN IS MAKING THE PICKS,NOT IRELAND .......

THAT'S WHY ROSS WILL NOT FIRE THE GARAGE MANAGER...

The playoffs should be the goal EVERY year. Taking the steps to protect 'worst case scenario' is one of the things that may prevent a GM from losing his job.
Posted by: Craig M | December 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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Guys, I think the Dolphins not making the playoffs this year is the best thing for this team long term.
Posted by: Craig M | December 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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Craig M.....
You can UNDERSTAND how these TWO post by YOU are a COMPLETE CONTRADICTION to each other...right??????
Posted by: Kris | December 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Laughable...But I'm sure you'll have an explanation for it, you always do...It just shows everybody how great your football "wisdom" is...

CRAIG M IS VERY RUDE POSTER.........

YG....WAS RIGHT ABOUT HIM.

Ross and Ireland dont deserve to make the playoffs, ever.

CRAIG M......

PLEASE ANSWER MONTREAL POST @ 3;03 PM.............

Post @ 3:03 *LMAO*....now it all makes sense.....*lmao*

Mediocre fans like LOSING!!!!

MONTREAL.....

NOW WATCH FOR THE (( LOVE BOYS )) GANG TO ATTACK YOU,GET READY ...

Not shocked to see another anti-craig m blogger.

New year, same results!

YG...HAS THE WISOM TO SEE CRAIG M ,FOR WHO HE'S ...........

A BROWN DONKEY WITH SHORT BROWN HAIR .

Yeah it's simple Montreal....although it wouldn't be for you, I'm sure.

Not making the playoffs this year is a blessing because we're not ready to take that step. We weren't ready after 2007. It cost us where we drafted and the team didn't have enough talent on the team. They thought they were only a couple of players away...hence the Pat White pick, when in reality they should have been trying to hit on EVERY pick.

I stand by what I said in the first post. The playoffs SHOULD be the goal every year. The team shouldn't be happy being 7-9 and Philbin has made it clear he's not happy.

The two thoughts aren't connected....but I wouldn't expect you to GET that. But keep trying to make people look bad. I'm actually flatterd you take so mcuh interest in my posts to spend your New Year's Eve looking for my posts from ten hours previous and cut and pasting them.

Craig, you're a "love boy"??? I don't know what that is - but it sounds weird.

CRAIG M HAS NO SHAME,JUST READ HIS POST @ 3;11 PM...

Guys, I'm starting a not-for-profit. I want ALoco, Kris and Montreal on my board. It will be called: BENJI (Bringing Every Nationality under Jeff Ireland). We need donations though. I'm starting off at $1,000. Mando will add a Paypal under my posts. Please donate to this great cause.

All those direct attacks on Ireland, SS, etc., are childish. The best way to get rid of someone is to place them in a situation where they are sure to fail.

Anyways bud....have fun with whatever it is you're trying to prove. You're not worth my energy. I'm here to talk football who can talk football rationally and not get upset when the opinions don't match up.

Hope your year picks up....

Craig M = Jests fan = Stupido

And he plays a position that Miami is already strong in (with Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, and Jonas Gray on the roster). So if he wants to come back, it has to be on the cheap.

Jonas Gray??? I'm sorry but how can you mention Jonas Gray instead of Thigpen??? Instead you list a guy than has never seen the field??? If anything I don't think they used Thigpen enough but he'll be back no matter what. I REALLY like Thigpen's upside.

And as for Thomas--the guy has not been able to stay healthy so he's not a player that this organization can count on. I would DEFINITELY draft a RB that is more physical than Miller like Stefan Taylor & wish Thomas good luck.

btw, where are odin and YG?

If Craig M were GM, this team would have a bright future...


IN 2035!

DC,


EVEN WHEN YOY WRITE ON A BLOG,YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME DIGNITY, YOU SHOULD WRITE WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN ,AND SOME SHAME WOULD HELP WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT LIKE CRAIG M...

Craig M, stop posting things no one gives 2 d(cks about. You're not here to talk football.

You're here to lecture other bloggers on how dumb they are & how smart you are.

It's the same old played out routine with you & everyone sees it. Show's over!

Montreal,

I'm a glass is half-full kind of guy. I wouldn't expect you to have a clue what that means. You're so tired of 'waiting....waiting.....waiting.'

Here's an idea....stop being 'tired of waiting'. Go be a Pats fan. I hear they are good every year. The rest of us will stand by our team, take the good with the bad and look to better days. Again, I know that's a foreign concept to you but that's just how life is sometimes.

LOL,

Happy New Year to you too! Like I said to you before, just skip over my posts. The world's a lot happier place when you do.

Funny you're boy Martin didn't look too good Sunday. Still think 'he's a way better player than Long and a more natural LT'? 'He'll adjust to the position no problem'.

You been in hiding since Sunday for some reason?

THE ((LOVE BOYS )) GANG;;;;;

CRAIG M
KRIS
DOLPHIN 78

Craig M, we'll all abondon ship & go watch teams win while you sit behind & be loyal to 1 of the worst GM's in football destroying the franchise.

Do you know who Ryan Grigson is? He's the 1st year GM in indy who turned a 2 win team into an 11 win team in 1 season where he has found as many players in 1 season than Ireland has found in 5.

Yea, you stick around with ireland preaching patience waiting for wins while the rest of the league leapfrogs us.

You cannot be as dumb as your text makes you appear to be. Does your idiocy know no bounds?

It's a "blessing" not to make the playoffs...Now, is it just me or is that the most retarted comment EVER??? We're not ready to take that step??? WTF are you talking about??? EVERYTIME you make the playoffs you have a chance...If you don't you have ZERO chance DUUUHHH...And we're not talking about how great it is for young players to gain playoff experience...You are really clueless bro...You're just the BIGGEST joke of this blog...So at 10:19AM it's a blessing but an hour later the PLAYOFFS should be the goal every year...Ok, got'cha...Wow...I have nothing else to say about it...

Very true, craig does not like differing opinions when it comes to winning and losing..and most fans have forgot what winning looks like so i really cant blame them for their hatred towards others who simply are tired of the status quo around here...just sayin!!!

btw, whoTH is Jonas Gray?

"One publication said the Dolphins are going to put the franchise tag on him. The Dolphins told me that's hogwash. He's solid but not a playmaker. My goal this offseason would be to upgrade at his position and that doesn't mean keeping Smith and paying him nearly 10 times more than he made in 2011 to do it.

I let him walk."

Mando,

Hard to argue. The guy is looking for shut-down corner money. At times he's been solid but he's still too inconsistent & not physical enough like Browner who is a similar size CB.

I'd like to keep him for one more year until we develop some younger CB's but to franchise the guy for $10 Million??? Probably not going to happen. I'm hoping we draft two CB's this year & hopefully strike gold on one. Nolan Carroll & Stanford should not be back. Hopefully the veterans Richard Marshall & Dmitri Patterson won't be worse than Smith & Carroll or Smith & Stanford.

Ohhh Craig, buddy. Let me tell you where you went wrong. You're trying to make a nuanced argument to a bunch of schmucks bro! Posters here don't understand gray, they only know black and white. This isn't the place for nuance. Ireland can't be in the middle, he's either the best GM in the league or the WORST. PERSON. EVER! Tannehill can't be a rookie with potential, he either has to be RG3 or Chad Henne. Miami can't be a team "on the rise" they're either a SB team or falling out of existence.

There's NO ROOM for nuance on this blog Craig. If you understand that you'll fare better on here.


LOL,

Happy New Year to you too! Like I said to you before, just skip over my posts. The world's a lot happier place when you do.

Funny you're boy Martin didn't look too good Sunday. Still think 'he's a way better player than Long and a more natural LT'? 'He'll adjust to the position no problem'.

You been in hiding since Sunday for some reason?

Posted by: Craig M | January 02, 2013 at 03:18 PM

Yes, I do you moron. For obvious reasons your ego & dumb mind prevents you from understanding.

How many of those sacks Sunday were actually Martin's fault & not coverage sacks?

You're too ignorant & too narrow minded to talk football on a blog!

Martin will be FINE at LT. Funny, 1 game is enough to know Martin is not a good LT in your mind. But, every bad game Long had this year is not enough to tell you he isn't what he was & not worth the investment anymore?

Once again, you're being hypocritical. As if the other bloggers today didn't expose you today as being one, allow me to pile on!

Please, step aside. Or, does Andrew need to come back today to bury you again like he did the other day?

SUPERPHIN.... DID YOU EVER SEE CRAIG M SAYS ,((((((((( I AM SORRY,I WAS WRONG ))))))))))

THE ANSWER IS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.,NEVER ..


Free Agency does work you just have to make the right decisions.

Redskins did pretty good this last year in free agency. Half of the 49ers defense is made up of free agents. Yea it is better to draft and groom your own players but it doesnt mean that free agency doesnt work!

You been in hiding since Sunday for some reason?

Posted by: Craig M | January 02, 2013 at 03:18 PM

Yea, it's called spening New years Holiday with my beautiful wife & 2 beautiful boys!

Better than wasting time watchign you continually destroy a blog with your innane ramblings & sheer idiocy!

Montreal,

For a guy that didn't want to talk to me today, you've sure got a lot to say...LOL.

LOL, I told you before when the Pats palyed us the first time he didn't play anybody. Their line was beat up and Chandler Jones was missing. You didn't want to listen to me. You're still upset because this team picked Long over Ryan and for that you blame Ireland and Long, when in reality you should be blaming Parcells.

DC, I've been a Tannehill supporter since day 1. I've been saying the same thing since training camp...He's got no weapons to work with...I don't think it's a question of being either Chad Henne or RG3...I was never a fan of Henne...But I like what Tannehill brings to the table...However, because of his limited experience at the QB position and his lack of weapons, I'm not surprised how things have turned out. I'm certainly not going to give up on him...But to say Miami is a team "on the rise", I don't know about that...And give me one reason why I should suddently be an Ireland believer...

DC,

Cheers man.....I got ya.

We'll be better off if we NEVER make the playoffs.

LOL,

'Andrew'? I thought you've been spending time with your 'beautiful wife and beautiful boys'. Which is it? I'm confused? You been here or not?

"And, of course, I want to fill in later at right tackle (assuming Jake Long is gone and Jonathan Martin is my left tackle) because Nate Garner is a good backup, but I want to upgrade there."

I've seen a lot of RT's who are worse than Garner. Hopefully when Jake goes somewhere else we pencil in Garner but obviously we're going to need a swing Tackle to back up Martin & RT. If that guy beats out Garner so be it. Philbin made his bones being an O-line coach so I trust him. And don't bring up Sparano being a reported 'O-line guru' b/c the guy is clearly Mr. Magoo. Columbo??? Are you serious????

Tanehill throws a difficult ball to catch and I'm not sure why. Probably he's breaking his wrist differently on different throws and imparting them with different spins. Tough to adjust to for any WR.

Miamis been living in the "GREY" for two decades...hard to figure what rising looks like anymore unless compared to buffalo i guess...maybe even new york but hell they did make it to two AFC title games tho with sancheze of all ppl...Miami likes being in the grey area while other teams live in the black and white areas....

Henne > Tannehill

LOL,

For a guy who hasn't been here and has been 'spending time with my beautiful wife and beautiful boys', you seem to have an awful good idea of what goes on in here.

Interesting....

ALoco, I actually understood what Craig meant by saying "it's a blessing not to make the Playoffs." It's the same thing Kris and others (including probably me) have said here in the past about 2008, that it was a curse to make the Playoffs that year since it was such a mirage. That's what Craig meant. Yes, Montreal found 2 SUPPOSEDLY conflicting statements from Craig. But let's see the CONTEXT of those statements:

In one, he said it should be the GOAL to go to the Playoffs every year. Is that really argued by anyone? Isn't that the goal of every team, every year?

In the other, he made a PERSONAL OPINION, that "not making the Playoffs was a blessing." He wasn't speaking as a GM/HC/player, but as a fan. And he was right about that too. It WAS a blessing we didn't go to the Playoffs, only to get bounced in the 1st game, since we really didn't have the team that could compete for the SB. And that would damage our long-term plans of improvement.

So, tell me again what all the fuss is about? And I like Craig, but I've been more than willing to call him out in the past, so I'm not riding his jock. I just don't see the contradiction of those 2 posts, sorry.

wow... really going to be pathetic and try to post as me?

You're a sad, sad man...

Yeah Craig...Like my "Dustin Keller toys"...A real 12 year old comment...Anyway, I've got nothing else to say to you...And about your clueless Ryan and Long comment, YES I am upset with it BECAUSE it was the WRONG pick. Chances are Long won't even be back and Ryan is heading to the playoffs...So YES I am upset because I'm a real Dolphins fan who wants to win, not a clueless fan like yourself who has wet dreams about our GM despite failing year after year...

Who said tannehill's a bust??? no weapons will turn anybody into a very mediocre player, its the supporting cast one's GM puts around him that can make him look underachieving...

Tannehill wont be truly judged for another two years, for what its worth he was decent with what he had on the field, did he excell..NO...will he get better with more time in the offseason, one would assume so...but I wont take ross's approach to what he sees in tannehill in just one year....

Nither should anyone else here!!!

Right Montreal....YOU want to win more than I do? You don't even fukking no me! So keep making your crap up if that's what helps get you by.

Cheers DC!! Glad you got it. The two points weren't connected.

It's not about those comments. It's about a couple of d8ck weeds who if you don't have the opinion as them they go crying to Mommy! Probably only childs and spoiled brats!

There's only one team wins every years fellas and it hasn't been us in a VERY long time and it sucks.....but it's life sometimes. I don't spend all dat crying about it or 'waiting, waiting, waiting'. Stop 'waiting' if it makes you unhappy. Idea of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again. Maybe your wife wasn't sick at all, Montreal.....maybe she's sick of YOU.

DC...Question...How do you guys know we'll "get bounced" in the first playoff game?? Ever heard of the old saying "That's why they play the game"?? I'd rather make the playoffs and have ONE chance of winning it all than not making the playoffs and have ZERO chance...How many times do you see it happen, some cinderella team barely makes it in but suddently nobody can beat them??? It happened to the LA Kings last year (in hockey of course)...And if the Seahawks win it all this year (they could), didn't we beat them?? Was does that tell you?

Tanehill throws a difficult ball to catch and I'm not sure why. Probably he's breaking his wrist differently on different throws and imparting them with different spins. Tough to adjust to for any WR.

Oscar,

Of all the knocks on Tannehill this is BY FAR the most untrue & laughable of them all.

The problems was the lack of other guys besides Hartline, Bess, & occasionally Fasano. Hartline had a career season, Bess would have went over 1000 yards if he didn't get hurt, & Fasano caught more balls this season than in any other year so what are talking about???? Are you actually going to blame Nanee's & Gaffney's drops on Tannehill's difficult balls????

Tannehill has a GREAT arm. Not a good arm...A great arm!!! If we can protect him better, give him another WR & a TE, & actually have a running game--I don't see ANY reason why he won't win big in Miami.

Craig M, bou hou hou...I'm really hurt by your comments...LOL!!

Montreal, I wasn't singling you out with that post to Craig. That's just what you hear on the blog a lot. I was joking earlier, I too find room for Ireland to grow. But my new favorite game is to get Ireland-haters all worked up (mostly because I know they can't do anything about it, because for better or worse, he's our GM for the time being).

I know that Craig can grate on others (he's grated on me before too), but on the posts you brought up, showing Craig to contradict himself, I disagree those were contradictions. He was making a nuanced argument (and actually from the times those weren't made in 1 fluid post, but 2 different ones which probably didn't relate). That's the point I'm trying to make. I wish we could start 2013 on a better foot. But first post I made today was about Clowney (I wrote, Klowney) and I said I wished we would Draft him but he'd be gone by 12. Well, some troll, instead of just correcting me in a respectful manner, called me an idiot and this and that because I was mistaken, he's only a sophomore. It's the same thing year in and out. Instead of debating/discussing things respectfully, everyone has their knifes out ready to pounce if someone makes a mistake. It's silly, we look like the American House of Representatives (so clowns). We can do better, it all starts with looking in the mirror.

Posters (and Mando) talk about the fan base going to games and cheering the team, etc. Well, from blogs like these, WHO THE F*CK WOULD WANT TO? And be around horrible people who cheer for the same team but antagonize each other on blogs? Over strategy or philosophy or what not? It's dumb. I say this to everyone, save your hatred for the Jets and Patriots and Bills. And the trolls. But...RESPECT.THE.BLOG.PEOPLE!!!!

DC... I think there is about 4-7 people that actually talk about football here. The rest is one really fing sad person and too much free time...

Anyway Craig M (for moron)...That's my last comment to you little girl...Have a wonderful day and keep up the great, intelligent posts, we certainly need all that great knowledge of yours...And if you ever want Dustin Keller toys, just let me know...LOL!!!

Its not like the falcons lived and died by choosing matt ryan...they took a leap in faith by trading up big time to get Julio Jones the following year when they already had roddy white...and then adding a vet TE in tony gonzalez, more pieces to help ryan succeed

And now you see their success paying off major dividends in terms of winning where miami is just one of those teams that sit by and maintain their adament attitude of building your team through an offensive line that has returned very little in terms of average play....and wasted $$$....

I heard the same garbage that Henne needed weapons. So we got him the best OL money could buy. We added Brandon Marshall and we added Reggie Bush. Guess what? IT DIDNT MAKE A DIFFERENCE! A good QB makes playmakers. Tannehill stinks and you can surround him with an all star team and he'll still stink. "When they dont bark as pups they dont bite as dogs"....Bill Parcells

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