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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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I like Marks plan....

who needs 10 or 11 picks...

get you're guys in the early rounds...and don't MISS Ireland....

Kris, the Patriots run the same offense.

Kris, the roster is filled with foot soldiers already. We have a solid crew. We need some diamonds ... two or three diamonds and it's a great draft.

The patriots run an UP-TEMPO style of offense....one in which that snap the ball early and often....running almost 13 more plays than the competition....

That Mark...is were the similiarities in the 2 offences cease...

Kind of a no brainer post there Mondo. Hopefully Jeffery has the same stuff scribbled down on some cocktail napkin. But, as with history, id say Jeffery signs unjured,old players as he's done in the past. He'll by-pass a great rush-linebacker for a so so RT at #12. Dolphins havent made a pick in the top 10 that was a play maker, with the exception of Tannehill and the jurys still out on him?


I know you asked YG but thought I would add my 2cents. might be all it is worth anyways.

Ertz to me will be very early 2nd round and the 2nd TE off the board. That is if Eifert and Ertz declare for the draft. If both declare expect Eifert to go late 1st round and Ertz early 2nd. Of course an impressive Combine or personal day could improve that.

There are 2 other guys that I am interested in for later rounds. 3rd and 4th rounds.

Joseph Fauria and Travis Kelce

Offence? Kris from Canada?


Have you read the reports that Oregon coach Chip Kelly is expected to be interviewing in Buffalo? If he ends up there we can kiss the thought of Dion Jordan in Miami bye bye.

Mark...I agree....

I think you're plan of attack is perfect for the 1st rd....

I have been saying pass rusher since the Rams game....Wake needs help....if you ONLY have one pass rusher...then you have ZERO pass rushers imo.....

Teams will double and tripple him until he is so tired he can't move....

What Wake has been able to accomplish is AMAZING to me.....and to do it 2 years in a row....even better...Wake hasn't snuck up on a team in 3 years...2nd favorite FIN behind Bush.....

oscar, ross is going to get a list from the axxhole 2 give to the other axxhole and the other axxhole is going 2 have 2 pix a player from the 1st axxholes list or the other axxhole will be axed.

Texas, I heard insiders speculate Kelly to Carolina. Seems like a natural as the Panthers have the best QB of the possible destinations .. anyway yeah, he would know Dion better than anyone. Right now it's almost unanimous that they pick Star Lotulelei of Utah at DT. Chip might change that though. Let's see ... Jordan looks to be a fantastic athlete and a horror show for opposing o lines on pass plays.

Kris, agreed on Wake. he's a beast. It was almost comical watching how many linemen a smart coach like Belicheck matched up against Wake in that last game. I swear three LINEMEN were matched up against his on some obvious pass plays and none of Starks or Odrick or any linebacker they used in pass rushing could still get there.

That's what Bill does. Take away your best tool and make you beat them with your secondary players. Unfortuantely in the pass rush we don't have secondary players right now.

Get Wake some relief if possible, move Odrick inside and get one on one blocking from a guard or centre who he should be able to finesse and Belli's job gets a lot tougher.

Well if he goes to Carolina then we may still have a shot. We pick before them. "Horror show" for opposing offenses seems like a good description for him. He will not only be a good pass rusher but having played TE he will be very good at covering one.

I also like Mingo as a pass rusher OLB but we will see if he even declares.

"Some people still have the nerve to say the kid didn't play up to snuff in his rookie year but man - at least we didn't pass on QB last year to be stuck with picking one from this group ..."

Mark, the two Tannehill haters in here are trying to protect their hearts from being broken again because they probably backed the 15 other duds Miami has had at qb and don't want to be wrong again.

This was a historic year for rookie qbs. the top 2 were coming out as the most NFL ready QBs in league history. Wilson went to a great situation on a team that was trending up, so did RG3. The organizations had stability, had their way of doing things in place. Luck was said to be more NFL ready than Manning was.

Tannehill was a project with tremendous upside and he played like one. Given the fact that he played on a team that was in a complete overhaul he was historically normal for where a rookie qb should be.

Complete coaching change, his #1 wr was hurt the entire training camp and can't jump more than 3" off the ground. His #2 wr is a 5'10" slot receiver. His TE can't run a seam and can not get open in his routes, he's a #2 at best, a blocking te. His offensive line was shuffled after the Long injury. Garner? Come on man. His power running back can't stay on the field.

He still posted a better qbr than Luck. To say this kid is a bust before getting him some people to work with is a monumental blunder that borders on retardation. I'm not saying he's Montana, I'm saying we won't know until he actually has a team of real players around him.

Wilson, Zach Miller, Sidney Rice, Golden Tate

Luck, Coby Fleener, Marvin Harrison

RG3 Fred Davis, Josh Morgan, Pierre Garcon

Tannehill, Fasano, Bess, Hartline.

And don't tell me his talent was just as good as the others because you're either full of s&*t or you know nothing about football. Either way, no one wants to hear it. The whole world has publicly stated Miami needs better players on offense around the kid.

And I didn't even mention the fact that he is the only qb in the nfl that was playing with three brand new receivers in week 12 or 13 and on. One signing, one practice squad, and one special teams guy. None of which he had time to build any chemistry with. None of which are even good enough to be considered true upgrades ove our injured players.

Dont know about Kelse Texas, but Fauria looks promising. I just would be ,,,,,words can't describe how happy I would be to get one of the top 2 te's in this years draft. I miss the days when Miami had great TEs. They make a huge difference especially with this new offense.

I like Marks idea of trading up. In that case, if they could, take your pass rush DE and then grab Ertz. If we were able to sign Wallace or Jennings and these two things happen I'm going to be doing cart wheels on draft day.

Nor a Fasono fan....not on ANY level....

If it were 1996...Fasano would be a beast in the mold of the Giants Mark Bavarro....

but its NO 1986...and this Mark Bavarro clone needs to find is way out the door....

I don't even know another team he could start on....

"Wilson, Zach Miller, Sidney Rice, Golden Tate

Luck, Coby Fleener, Marvin Harrison

RG3 Fred Davis, Josh Morgan, Pierre Garcon

Tannehill, Fasano, Bess, Hartline."


Marvin Harrison retired like 3 or 4 years ago.

Woops, hahaha I meant Reggie Wayne

LOL @ 1:18....

Phins 78 probably meant Reggie Wayne....I confuse them as well sometimes...its not like Wayne was a drop in talent...



This is my ultimate draft. The Ertz part may be doubtful along with Patterson but I am hopeful that the trend of WR's and TE's falling to the 2nd round continues. Well if they don't run a 4.3 forty they tend to fall to the 2nd round in recent drafts.

My ultimate dream draft at this point would be.
1. Dion Jordan
2a. Cordarelle Patterson
2b. Zach Ertz
3a. Markus Wheaton
3b. Phillip Thomas
4. Travis Kelce

I like a lot of WR's in this draft and if we can get 2 of these guys I would be happy. Here's my list in order of talent.

1. Da’Rick Rogers
1.a Cordarrelle Patterson
1.b Keenan Allen
2. DeAndre Hopkins
2.a Tavon Austin
2.b Terrance Williams
2.c Justin Hunter
2.d Robert Woods
3. Markus Wheaton
3.a Aaron Dobson
3.b Jordan Matthews

Fasano is a solid #2 in a two te set. Kris is right, we would be hard pressed to find a team he would start with and be an every down TE. We HAVE to get someone. It's time for Miami to stop ignoring this position. Sporano kept him around like he did with most of the other players, because he is a nice guy and works hard. I swear I have never seen a more clueless coach, scratch that, Cameron, but Sparano is up there. Loyal to a fault. Looked at work ethic and accountability over talent. That's why we were stuck with Colombo.

Texas if Ertz is there at 2b I would be shocked but also ecstatic. Right up until the point Ireland trades the picks for an extra 3rd and Buffalo takes Ertz.

I'm sorry but I have little faith. I'm hoping Ireland proves me wrong and kicks some butt this draft and offseason. It won't be too hard, a monkey could make this team better with all of the chips we have. But can Ireland?

We shall see.

I'll give Ireland credit he deserves, he did set us up for a big off season. Sheesh, but in saying that it takes a lot of losing and trading good players to get to where we are and he's a part of that.

LOL I just can't do it, every time I try to compliment the guy I find a reason to contradict it. I may be a hater. PROVE ME WRONG JEFF, I WANT TO LIKE YOU!!!!!!!

Sorry guys, I know I'm hogging the comments section. I'll take a break for a bit and check in later.

It's just being a Dolphins fan this has become the most exciting part of the year! I know, that's pathetic.

My faith is right there also. I am hopeful that the Philbin influence helps with that in the draft. I guess until I see it I will be a little nervous up to the picks each round. Ok, a lot nervous.

Sorry, but some tool keeps using this screen name. Not sure which one (or the only one) of the trolls I made angry... So Phins78 I didn't call ya whatever was in that post.

Seriously, can't they make a sign in? Blog would be less of a joke.

Phins78, I'd put Rex Ryan in that category as well. Not seeing Sanchez for what he is, will end up costing him his job.

Hi my name is Phins78 I like to order ppl around and eat d i c k s for lunch. :)


Hard Knocks was an eye opener. Jeff Ireland is not ready to be a GM, he is like some actor trying to play a part. He wants to look like a GM, talk like a GM, but he totally lacks the instincts and attention to detail that a GM needs. Trading Marshall was fine, but have to think he could have held out for more that a couple of picks. Odrick over Pierre-Paul? How many guys has Ireland drafted where you can say other GMs are kicking themselves for not taking? Nothing personal against Ireland, he is just not suited to be a GM at the NFL level.

Kris, I disagree about Chip Kelly. I think he'll make a good NFL HC. If he can transplant that offense to the pro's, then that will spell trouble. ESPECIALLY if he goes to the Bills. Imagine playing the Patriots high-powered offense one week, then playing the Bills the next. Can anyone say GAUNTLET?

I HOPE he goes to Carolina, I don't want any parts of seeing him twice a year. The other guy I used to worry about was Mike Leach (formerly of Texas Tech). NLF is an offense league now. College ball has slowly been trickling in. Now we have the read option. Wait until more of these HC's come to the pro's with their systems. Teams are going to have to evolve or die.

It's the same 3-4 people that get heckled on a daily basis. Irony or Coincidence?

Never once has it crossed their deluded egotistcial minds that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, they deserve it? LMAO

When you act like idiots, we will be there to tell you.

If you wouldn't act like douchers no one would mock you. Ever think of that? That YOU might be the problem? Course not!

You think calling us a name changing troll hurts our feelings like we hurt yours?? LMAO It gives us proof as YG said that we get under your sensitive skin!

As long as you continue to thrive at being a**holes, so will we. We do it intentionally, you do it naturally.

Major difference being we don't get our panties twisted by people calling us names. Grow up ladies!


A QB & a running game can't succeed unless the O-line is solid. Ireland did well on two picks on the O-line by taking Pouncey & Martin. Martin is best suited to play LT plus he's younger, cheaper, & healthier than Long. Not to mention he has more upside than Long who I believe has already played his best football. You give Martin an off-season @ LT with Philbin coaching him & he'll be extremely solid.

You look at teams like the Broncos, the Redskins, the Niners, & the Seahawks & they all have very solid O-lines. So that's a good start but now we need better WR's, TE's, & someone better than Bush. Bush is a nice player that makes some explosive plays but he's not that elite workhorse back than can hammer you out 1300 yards & sustain drives (w/o dancing in the backfiled) plus like AP or Lynch or Foster or even Alfred Morris.

Thomas can't stay healthy but I still don't see how you can pay Reggie Bush $5-6 Million a year when there are guys who are younger & much cheaper. I say we go all in for Stanford players like Ertz & Stefan Taylor who are not only smart but well coached like Martin.

Bottom line-- I give Ross credit for trying to maintain some continuity & he's been MORE than fair by keeping him after 4 straight losing seasons. It's up to Ireland & his staff to find better skilled players in the draft. If he can't get that done this year then I think Ross HAS to make a change at GM who overhauls the personnel & scouting department.

I see this Draft deep in DEs. Some Monsters as well as some Speed rushers in there.

Kelly won't be able to work any offensive wizardry without the PLAYERS necessary to do it.

Amazing to me that some of you actually think some coaches have these magical abilities to instantly transform teams but the fact of the matter is NONE do.

Find me one coach winning with inadequate talent. Just one. They don't exist.

Even Bill Belichick has been a 5-11 coach in this league---twice.

You cannot get it done without the right players. Period. There are no magic wands or pixie dust.

Another very bad thing that has happened to Us this Offseason was the firing of Sparano by the Jets.

I'd rather see Lovie Smith go to the Bills. He can't put together a dynamic offense (just defense). MUCH BETTER!

Another very bad thing that has happened to Us this Offseason was the firing of Sparano by the Jets.

Posted by: oscar canosa | January 03, 2013 at 02:01 PM


Except that he hasn't been fired.

real deal,

DUH! But when you have a SYSTEM, that you know works (at least at the college level), quite efficiently, then you know what to tell your GM to draft. Plus, the Bills already HAVE a lot of players that would work in that system: Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Steve Johnson... Even the TE isn't that bad. They really just need a QB. And since all the other HCs there were morons (like the ones here) and didn't realize they would have NO JOB playing a backup (like MATT MOORE), Kelly would come in KNOWING he can't go with Fitzpatrick if he's looking to be successful.

By the way, how long it take Pete Carroll to revamp Seattle? Right, so knowing what you need CAN help, especially when you have added insights into all these guys coming into the league from the place you just left.

Troll, no I kinda side with Phins78 on that one. Don't really give a crap. If your life is so sad that your entertainment is doing this. This is the highlight of your day. There is no need to put you down.

It is just pathetic and sad. Truth...

We need a PROVEN threat at WR and someone with both winning & playoff experience.

Wallace fits that description to a T.

We tried the draft (Gates) who was going to 'blow the top off the defense" ... problem is, he cannot catch.

I'm not a talent scout and for all I know the next Wes Welker is ready to be drafted in the 4th round...but a proven commodity is better than taking another chance in the draft and coming up empty.

Not sure why everyone is so high on Wallace. He has been dropping the ball and is mostly speed. Granted he is good, but if you are going to pay a FA WR #1 money, he should be a legit #1.

Lmao, it's getting angry! Watch out, don't get your feelings hurt! It's such a moron. Sorry I checked back in, talk to the real fans tomorrow, later guys. Peace.

NH, I'm not convinced Tannehill can throw an accurate deep pass anyway. He had a bunch of chances with Hartline, who was wide open, and I think connected once. So, if Wallace can only run 1 route, and that's not one that Tannehill can connect on, what good would that do? That's why I'm not too high on Wallace. Less about him, and more about what QB we have (though I think Tannehill throws other passes just fine).

All these "moron" coaches you talk about were once hot commodities.

Cam Cameron once led the highest scoring offense in football, remember?

Did he suddenly go dumb?

Andy Reid went from 'offensive genius' to 'dunce' in a few, short years. Was he lobotomized?

Mike Martz. He sure looked good when his backfield had names like Faulk, Bruce, and Warner, didn't he?

What happened after that?

And for that matter, how about Scott Pioli? "Boy Genius," right? How smart does he look without Tom Brady on his side?

There is virtually zero true 'innovation' in coaching. It's a very small fraternity where they ALL know each other and are privy to each other's ideas.

The talent at their disposal is the beginning, middle, and end of how successful they'll be...and whether you'll regard them (temporarily) as "geniuses" or "idiots."

The same is true of Chip Kelly. If he doesn't get the right QB (and there are zero assurances of that) he will fail regardless of whatever schemes he has in his head.

Posted by: CommonSense | January 03, 2013 at 02:11 PM

The sad pathetic truth is that you posted this even after just telling you that we/I don't care about anything you say LMAO You have the attn span of a wet sponge!

You 3 or 4 babygirls come here pissin & moanin about other fans & how they act & we don't come here to talk football yadda yadda yadda.

Well guess what momo, it's equally as uncool to come here blogging about a game, acting like your sh*t don't stink, thinking you're some how better or smarter than anyone else.

You see, it's quite fun to pick those people out & call them on it. It's not sad or pathetic. It helps pass the day.

It's rather lame however, to be that guy, day after day, pretending to be smarter than everyone else.

We all know what side you fall on. If you're done being picked on, you won't reply. If you're a glutton for punishment like the others, you will try to get the last word.

Have at it, Lucy!

Troll, no I kinda side with Phins78 on that one. Don't really give a crap. If your life is so sad that your entertainment is doing this. This is the highlight of your day. There is no need to put you down.

It is just pathetic and sad. Truth...

Posted by: CommonSense | January 03, 2013 at 02:11 PM

This completely useless bit of info will come in handy the next time I'm on jeopardy!

Valid point, the real deal. It does work both ways though, Matt Cassle/Kolb for example.

It's rather lame however, to be that guy, day after day, pretending to be smarter than everyone else.

We all know what side you fall on.

Posted by: Name Changing Troll Brigade | January 03, 2013 at 02:23 PM

I have to admit. I am THAT guy. But, as long as we're being truthful, I'm not pretending.

Oh no, you hurt my feelings. Again don't care. I like killing my time talking about football. You like to make fun of people posting on a board. To each his own I guess?

Though honestly, What you're doing is what I did when I was 8. FYI.

TS hasn't been fired by the Jets? That's the best news I've heard in quite a while.

DC....you're probably right on the Wallace/Tannehill chemistry.

Only the coaches really know what they're looking for in a WR...and his route running style must match Tannehill's strenghts & weaknesses.

Guess I'm hoping Philbin/Sherman/Tannehill are providing intel to Ireland in the hopes he finds the right acorn this time.

real deal, I disagree about Leach. He DID innovate. He spread the oline out. Widened the gaps, forced the dline to spread out, created bigger lanes, gave his QB more time to throw in shotgun. I don't recall that being done before. Do you?

Tannehill cant hit the broadside of a barn from 15 yds. Terrible accuracy, footwork, anticipation and delivery. Why didnt anyone on the Dolfins see this BEFORE the draft?

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