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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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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but if we have 48 million under the cap, spend prob half of it signing our own free agents back, then some more on draft picks, how much will there be for free agents?

Wallace is going to get close to 10 mil right? So how much are we really going to have left for any other quality guys say a cb or safety?

Mando - Nice Job Overall!

Where we agree:
- Definitely with your All-In 2013 or nothing appraoch.

- Definitely with your points on selling seats and needing a home field advantage.

- Don't trade down in first round.

- We need a very aggressive approach to FA and Trades.

- Thank god someone sees that Smith is not worth signing. I would rather rookies or someone else's free agent. Can't tackle, catch, or play zone...bye bye Sean.

- Priority #1 is WR, Priority #2 is CB so I don't care how but we need to improve greatly and need two additions in both positions.

- I read you post that Clemons is fine as a backup but not worthy of starting SS money. Find a starter in FA or in Rounds 3-5 in Draft. Move Wilson to SS as backup as well.

Where I disagree:
- Reggie Bush deserves to be resigned and we should pay a fair wage as our #1 offensive playmaker. He can run and catch and is good in the lockerroom. Like Miller as #2. Cut Thomas and find a bruising RB for short yardage situations in FA or late in the Draft.

- Starks - He fell off in second half. Move Odrick to middle (I agree) and stick with McDaniel (Vet Min $) and other younger players on the DLINE for rotation support. Use $ from Starks to get two WR's in Free Agency.

- No mention of Keading - Resign him and cut Carpenter. His kickoffs are better and his >45 yard field goals can't be worse. Carpenter cost us the playoffs...bye bye.

- No mention of LB but the current three are not working effectively against the pass. Nobody seems to hold up against talented TE's. Who is available to upgrade this corp?

Hey idiot screamer. In case you haven't noticed no one goes to the games anymore. I think you take a break with the chicken little act.

Poop is constructed by the seat of the GM's pants
Poop is Jeff Ireland! He will once again screw this off season again picking no-name acorns and the wrong draftees. Can someone please slap a knot on Ross? Also Armando, you forgot two very important players on the defense that take up a whole lot of money combine- Paul Soliai and Karlos Dansby. They have to re-negotiate their contracts or I would put them up for trade.

jpao I was on the fence with Mandos take on Bush. After thinking about it I might disagree there slightly. Not for the reasons he states though.

I think retaining Bush might be a good PR move. He loves it here, he's a good leader by example guy, he's a playmaker, and will make the Dolphins a little more attractive to free agents like a Wallace.

He sits down and goes, "okay here are the teams that want me, how about Miami, they have Bush and a good defense",,,,,,,,,"No, they let their one play maker on offense walk".

So now all of the sudden all of the pressure is on him. I say if we are in the market for play makers it's probably in our best interest to keep the ONE that we have.

Miami needs to improve on their linebackers as well. While I respect New England's success on the field this year, I still notice they have much less productivity when playing a physical teams i.e. San Fran, New York (Giants), Seattle, those teams have LBs that can play pass coverage as well as the run. Miami needs an upgrade from Karlos Dansby, Koa Misi Burnett I wuld keep I've seen him make some nice plays in pass coverage. New England's little RBs kept getting positive yards and showed no fear of Miami's defence.

the first guy i would cut is richard marshall and his $5 million salary. When he played, sorry when he was on the field, every play was a completion or pass interfernce call. I would also draft the qb from WVU with one of our 2nd round picks give tannehill some real competition.

Dude at 5:35. Your point (under a ton of snarky remarks :) is correct. IF,,,,,,IF the team was saying they were going to go crazy in free agency. Or if the fans said they should sign everyone.

That hasn't been the case this year. I think most can see you can't build a team through free agency. With that being said it is also incredibly hard to build a team without using free agency.

We sign free agents every year that end up injured or under performing. How about we start signing some that are already proven for a change? Enough acorns.

No one wants to replace the whole roster. Most of us are saying sign a WR and CB OR Safety. That's two players. We signed more free agents than that this season.

Well, considering next year's schedule is (on paper) considerably harder, there is NO way we make the playoffs..UNLESS Tannehill play=s to level of Russell Wilson, at least.
I'm not convinced that's going to happen, even with a serious talent upgrade on the offensive side.
2013 will be the year 1/3 of the league attempts to suck for Jadaveon Clowney.
There is NO ONE in this draft even remotely close to his talent and ferocity.
So, where Mando says DE, I say LINEBACKER...I mean the real deal, someone who makes plays and and cover the damn TIGHT END, or at least help against Welker.
I'm also not convinced (as a UM fan) that Miller is going to be the answer. Mando's assessment of our RB's is, I believe overly optimistic. One is unproven, the other inexperienced, and Bush may leave.
No mention of QB. We MUST trade Moore NOW, while his worth is still significant.
send all the bottom feeders a copy of the 2nd Jets game, and hold out for a 2014 high 2nd round pick.

Seriously, I really don't understand how some here think Mando has animus for the Dolphins. First off, it's to his BENEFIT for us to be elite, or at least in the conversation Less stress, greater topic freedom, less repetition, more team access, perhaps national recognition for his work from time to time...interviews, etc.

No one should expect ANY but the worst homer to be overly emotional in print, nor can we expect Mando to just tell Ireland he's a miscreant and totally without talent.
Maybe to Mando's wife, but certainly not in print. LOL

That said, this time next year, if Irelands FA moves are bizarre, drafting unexplainable, and the same "get the acorns" as they fall off a dead Cleveland Browns tree, then I'd ABSOLUTELY expect Mando to be ALL over it.

While I would love to agree with you Mando on everything you say, you missed the key ingredient. The ingredient that every really great team has. The willing to go to the wall to win. A game changer. Offense of defense. One guy on either side of the ball that terrorizes players on the other team.
I didn't see one guy on the Phins that did that. Wake? Maybe, but he didn't change the game. How about a real game changer on offense. I didn't see one there.
When you look at the pat, you see these guys throughout the offense. Welker, Brady, both tight ends, o line. The whole team scares the opponent. They can score and they can beat you up as well. If you want to win, you have to not only be better than your opponent, you have to beat him in the trenches, in the long passing game etc etc.
If I am drafting I am going for a the best guy available and then everyone else does stuff that it takes to win.
This team is talented but not filled with winners.

I'm on board Mando! Free agency will set up the draft! Mike Wallace or bust!!!!

Should have said "Dallas Cowboy's tree. " LOL

PHIN, back from the gym for a minute, but just to respond to your earlier post, I don't remember saying ALL you need is an elite QB to win. My philosophy is UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ELITE QB (or close) guiding your team, you're not winning a SB in today's NFL. That doesn't mean you need great players elsewhere. That's sort of stating the obvious. You don't go to a SB unless you have a good team. Even the Giants, who won as a 6 seed, had elite players who underperformed during the Season, and then turned it on when it counted (and by the way WHDP, if you win 2 SBs within what, 5-6 years, then if you're not elite-capable then I don't know the meaning of the word).

But yes, you MUST HAVE a team around the QB to win as well. But my point is you can have the whole team, and not the QB, and you're NOT winning a SB (today). But, you can have half a team (like Patriots last year, worst defense in the league) and go to the SB because of an elite QB.


Damn Mando, this might be your best blog ever. I agree with 80 - 90%.

"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."

When Philbin said he liked the group (this is AFTER Marshall was traded) of WRs....I wanted to believe it was coachspeak. But it turns out it was a piss poor WR evaluation.

But as bad as that seems, we STILL suck in the D secondary. How long has this been going on? And why?

One more thing, the O-line is a turnstile. It's elementary football. You cannot run the ball or pass the ball with this line. How long has this gone on? And why?

Agree: Be aggressive, go after at least one FA wide receiver, dont be afraid to trade for Finley.

Disagree: Don't let Bush go, he is our only returning weapon. Don't keep Clemons, he is terrible. I'd rather have Tyrone Culver for the vet minimum.

The rest is a mixed bag.

One more thing...I did not go to the last couple of games and I have been a fan since Shula took over in 70.

I used to be critical of fans not showing up but it gets to the point of you're just damn sick of walking out of the stadium losing. Jut sayin'

Jennings is around 30yo already, heading into his down side. Pass.

I've got a feeling the Raiders at pick 3 are going to take Te'o pulling the plug on R.McClain at MLB. If this happens I would look to sign McClain at a discount price. He's only 23 or 24 Yrs. old and had a impressive Rookie campaign and feel that like alot of guys he's just stuck in a bad situation in Oak. and in need of a change of scenery. He was use to winning at Alabama in College and is a much better athlete than Dansby who could come in at half the price.

If D.Moore and Clowney are off the boards why not take a pass rushing OLB like Jarvis Jones out of Georgia who is good in coverage as well looking to get more athletic at LB while taking one of the Safety's at pick 2A in a deep class at the position. If CB is the route then you could conceivably trade down to pick 20 and grab FSU's X.Rhodes who I feel a better more complete player than Banks and may yet leap frog him at the combine.

This after we target the WR (Wallace been saying it for a week) and T.E. in FA and if Long walks don't forget Phil Loadholt as maybe an option at a more reasonable price tag than the ones Mando mentioned. If Hartline prices himself out there are also 2nd tier options in FA like Donnie Avery, Andrew Hawkins, Jerome Simpson and an older but still very game Steve Smith (Panthers) The point is I also feel this is the Yr. we need to get aggressive and go all out to turn this team finally having the tools to get it done if not then why the sacrifice last off-season or are we going to resign the cast that has helped orchestrate the endless 7-9 finishes.

I can see you put more time in on this article than your regular postings on this blog.It all sounds good, but what about a timeline? In construction its called the critical path, when certain jobs have to be completed because other jobs cannot start otherwise.Inotherwords when do the negoitiations begin and end with the free agents, and are you giving yourself a clear plan in the draft by having all this done before you are on the clock.The part of your plan that was written about at the end the position of TE, one that can get open over the middle of the field on a regular basis, as well as in red zone goal line situations I think is very important for the Dolphins QB T-Hill.I would get free agents at WR and CB and TE if I could,those positions IMO are not easy ones for college players to step into the NFL and make an immediate impact, if not I would draft receivers with more than one pick in the early rounds which includes TE.The ONLY defensive player I would draft in the early rounds before knowing who will be available in the draft when I pick, would be a pass rushing DE,I think it is very probable I could get a college player at that position that could not only be a starter but cause havoc opposite Wake to other teams and allow me to have a better chance for takeaways on defense with whoever else I have on defense.

Should have said "Dallas Cowboy's tree. " LOL

Posted by: IMAWriter | January 02, 2013 at 05:56 PM


Why did that require a "LOL?" Was it supposed to be humorous in some way?

A player that I would keep my eye on in is S.Car. RB Marcus Lattimore and how far he drops because if he's there and falls to us in RD-4 he could be a very intriguing pick. Teams may or may not shy away given the 2 knee injuries but this kid is a Football player and F.Gore had the same injury history before becoming the 49ers O for a few Yrs. by himself.

KingShula @6:31,

FA gets going a full 2 months before the draft and I figure our success or lack there of will dictate how the domino affect plays our draft out.

true fin

Mark and WHDP,

I'm not opposed to using up picks to trade up into the first round I just think we could trade up in the first using a second and third and keep the other second and third.

The picks we use to trade up depends on how far we want to trade up into the first but I would prefer keeping 1 of the seconds and 1 of the thirds if possible.

i'd give any team a 7rd pick to take sean smith. i will even pay for the bus ticket. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
let him walk!!!!!

First,trade Sean Smith and Nolan Carroll for Jackie Moon and a washing machine.

Why don't we make an offer on Fitzgerald? He might want out with the QB problems, and he might be worth the number 12 pick, plus a third for the Dolphins. Pick up Wallace in FA, and Trade for Fitz, and we become SCARY


Great article Armando!. Having trouble disagreeing with anything you stated..


As related by another post the WR group of Hartline, Jennings, Wallace and Bess would not be realistic. Have you run the estimated numbers on the cost. The other thing about that WR wish list is that a drafted WR should be in that group not Bess. Going after CB's is a sure thing that will happen. Moreover with the OL if Long wants to much money your proposed set up will most likely happen.

LV claiming they have lost a lot of $ this year backing NFL bets. hoho, better said, they did not make as much.

Problem is these FAs will not want to play here with Ireland as our GM. Last years poll of players proved that. Plus Ireland will not over pay. Prediction - no impact wr signed and we go to the draft with no significant improvement on this team.

The most important consideration to take into account in acquiring a new Player is if this one fits Philbin's System.

Ok fin4life.One of the things I was thinking of was the FAs that are on the team and how I would definately make that the first job,and not allow my dealings with the players that I have on the team interfere with who I am going after in the open market.I would begin negotiations immediately with my own FAs and set up a timetable with those talks so that I know EXACTLY who will be coming back and at what price.In my thinking the GM would organize all of this completely of course with the person who does the brokering for the Dolphins.

KingShula...no need to ever apply for a GM job. You are beyond clueless.

In drafting Players there are usually no problems with the top 10-15 picks. The rest, you have to wonder how their College skills sets will transfer to the NFL.

If I was a GM, I would only draft pro bowlers. I wouldn't bring in any FA that hadn't made at least two probowls. Also, I wouldn't overpay any of them, they would have to accept MY terms.


In drafting Players there are usually no problems with the top 10-15 picks. The rest, you have to wonder how their College skills sets will transfer to the NFL.

Posted by: oscar canosa | January 02, 2013 at 08:40 PM

oscar you know better than this. the list of busts taken in the top 10 is very long.

Of corse LV has taken huge hits. People are becoming more Educated, in every way.

There can be no Education without Information. Right?

Mando stole my offseason plans! dasmithwest GM feels the same way in nearly every case. I want cash, royalties and free Phins tickets.

It'a a matter of %s. Less top ten Draft picks fail in the NFL as compared to lower echelon Players. Right?

i'm debating whether to go to dominica, puerto rico, or cuba for a hoochie koochie trip. i have a month free shortly.

There are so many team needs. They are basically forced to sign a big time receiver. Jennings makes the most sense since he knows the offense. Living in PA, I see Wallace every week. He is fast as hell but Big Ben really has made this guy who he is. His huge plays have come on play breakdowns when Ben has worked his magic. It has been said that Bowe likes Miami. He is still young enough and is proven with awful QB play in KC. I think Ireland will be forced to spend 3 of the top 5 picks on lineman to protect Tanne. Our guards are horrible and Long won't be back. Someone will offer him big money on his name. Love Starks, but he and McDaniel will probably be gone. They will both be offered more elsewhere. Bush will be back for 2 years and wants/needs to be.I agree with whoever said it would be a good PR move to attract more free agents. As much as Smith has been up and down, he will be back as well.They need so much secondary help. Either go after Byrd or move Marshall to FS and hope for the best. I know alot of people are down on the linebackers but overall they aren't bad. They won't address LB this year.Finley is logical choice as well. He drops too many but at least he gets open and has talent.Ireland needs to score big this year. No more excuses.

13 is the greatest # in the Metaphysical. It represents the Explosion and Its Continuity. 3 are Herenow.

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


Not Saying, But I'm Saying.

Salguero, Dashi Agrees With Some Of Your Points!

Except, Spending Money On 3 Free Agent Wr's!! It is Either Hartline or The Others In Free Agency! Any 2!! Hartline and Wallace!! Hartline and Jennings! Or Wallace and Jennings!! Will Cost The Fins Around $13-15 Million In Cap!! All 3 Will Cost Us Over $20 Mil On Just 3 Wr's!!

Salguero, We Can't Just Spend Like Crazy!! The NFL Has A Salary Cap!!

The Fins Should Spend Money on 1 FA Wr and Draft 1 Wr! 50-50!

Same as CB!

On The DE! You Said It Yourself The D-Line Is A Strength!

Question? Either Kaddu Will Develop A lot? Or Our LB's Aren't That Good To Begin With!! Philbin Expects Some Impact! Meaning Kaddu Will Probably Be Replacing A Starter!! And Trusnik Got Backup Money For 2 More Years!!

Expect Dansby To Get The Axe!! We Can keep Burnett For 1 More Year!! Plus, Kevin is A Better MLB than Dansby!!

And Before You Clowns Say, "But Dansby Was The MLB!!" Dashi Only Has 1 Thing To Say, " OF COURSE DANSBY IS THE MLB!! WITH HIS EGO!! AND HIS SALARY!! DANSBY WOULD"VE DEMANDED A TRADE!! IF HE WASN'T MLB!!


Players that fit Philbin's O scheme as I understand it.
Reggie Bush.
Mike Pouncey.
Jonathan Martin(next year).
Lamar Miller, if he wasn't so yellow.
That's it.

As Philbin has not defined his D philosophy, we have to assume he is leaving it up to Coyle. Coyle has stated that in his System both Safeties play the same role. The way I see it there is great disparity between our 2 Safeties now. Darius Byrd sound very good as a FA.

Hartline fits the scheme as well. I agree with Mando. He will be the fist FA re-signed. He is an ascending player.

Most probable, Jake.

the RB position is only strong/deep BECAUSE we have reggie.....if you let him go, we are mediocre at the position. i would not overpay, but pay him instead of wallace......the best plays of the year for the fins were all reggie runs making people look foolish.

yeah, get jennings and germ-icicle finley from green bay if you can, but i doubt we get either. WR, TE, CB, DE, fine, fine, fine, FA or draft or both, but i swear, if we let jake walk and then draft a tackle in the first round i am going to lose it!

ireland is guaranteed to get a flaming bag of poo on his steps if that happens.............

Isn't Mike Wallace about 58 years old?

More retreads.

Can't this team do what other great teams do and find great young talent in the draft?

The Heat had Wade to help the collusion along with James and Bosh. Easier to win in the NBA than in the NFL, one or two FA's but build through the draft!

Comparing apples to oranges doesn't really serve your point of view.

Godddamn!, I don't want an OLman in the first round either. I could take it if we had 2 1st rd picks.

Very true, nyfinfan, it's 5 vs 22.

We do need a center to back up Pouncey. We have no depth on oline and we are short a rg and rt.

Too many missed picks and too many misses on fa's. I don't know if this team has improved at all in the last 10 years.

I think for the next 3 years we will be one win shy of making the playoffs. Some will say we are knocking on the door. Others will say the door is smacking us in the face.

Josh Samuda is the best OLman backup we have and he is a Center. No problem there. But yes, howTH are we going to replace Long, Incognito and Jerry and have adequate backups for the new OL starter Players. Sometimes there are limits to what can be done.

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