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The cost of doing business ain't cheap

Let's put aside the fanciful talk of adding this guy and re-signing that guy for a moment and consider what all this stuff is going to cost, shall we?

Let me scare you right off the bat:

If the Dolphins want to add an elite wide receiver this offseason in free agency -- assuming one is even available -- it is going to cost around $9-$11 million per season. That's according to former NFL agent and salary cap expert Joel Corry,  who now writes about NFL contracts and the salary cap for the National Football Post.

"The high end UFA WRs will be looking at Vincent Jackson's 5-year, $55,555,555 deal ($26M GTD) as a benchmark," Corry tweeted to me on Thursday.

That is $11 million a year, folks.

Obviously, there are two things at play that must be stipulated.

That price is for a Vincent Jackson-type wide receiver. The player asking for that money must offer that enormous amount of talent. Jackson caught 72 passes for 1,384 yards (a whopping 19.2 yards per catch) and eight TDs in 2012. I'm not certain anyone on the market rises to that level of ability.

Jackson is a deep threat all day long and he also happens to be 6-5 and 230 pounds. (Yeah, amazing).

And the $11 million is the starting asking price. It is not necessarily the final price.

While any elite wide receiver on the market may want $11, I'm sure most will be talked off that skyscrapper ledge to a much lower floor. I'd say, and this is a conservative estimate, the elite wide receiver on the market this year will get around $10 million per season and it'll fall sharply from there. Remember, Wes Welker made $9.55 million under a franchise tag in 2012 and would cost $11.4 million if tagged in 2013 -- which is unlikely.

By the way, the cost of doing business in the wide receiver market won't be cheap for the Dolphins even if they stick with what they got. Pending free agent Brian Hartline, a No. 2 receiver, will be looking for $5-$6 million per year on the open market if he gets there.

Greg Jennings? He'll be hovering in the $8-$9 million annual range.

And the price at other positions won't be much cheaper.

Elite cornerbacks are expecting $10 million per season. Agents will be looking at Brandon Carr's five-year $50 million deal with Dallas and Jason McCourty's 5-year, $43 million deal to stay in Tennesee and see that as the numbers to shoot for.

So Carr is averaging $10 million a year while McCourty is averaging $8.6 million per year.

That's the zip code cornerback Sean Smith expects to inhabit at the start of free agency. And yes, he's likely going to free agency. I don't think the Dolphins will pay that kind of money for Smith. They see him as a good player who still has unmet potential. They do not see him as a game-changer or playmaker.

There are also questions about how Smith will react professionally once he gets paid. Will he cruise? Will he feel entitled? Will the work ethic suffer?

(Kindly post comments on whether you believe Sean Smith is worth $8.6 million per season in the appropriate section below).

That's the cost of doing business, folks.

The Dolphins will be lucky to re-sign Randy Starks for the $6 million a year Paul Soliai got in March of 2012. The Herald's Barry Jackson tells me the sides have opened talks but are not close.

I'll say.

I would imagine Starks will be the highest-paid DT on the team, seeing as he's the only one that's been to a couple of Pro Bowls. But I don't see how the Dolphins can pay him the $8 million per year that Vince Wilfork makes or certainly not the $12 million per year that Haloti Ngata makes.

So that might land him in the $7 million a year slot.

That might well be the cost of doing business.


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If you underestand even one word you rant out of your mouth, then you're even crazier than I first thought.

I mean dude, reread your own posts, if you think that youre making any sense. Then may your "many gods" help you brother. LOL...


Youve been playing "dashi" for so long that even you have forgotten you are really odinseye. You even admitted to me that you were really odinseye before.

I bet you've forgotten that too, huh? Talking about getting lost in your character, I thought this only happened to "real actors. LOL...


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I thought it was hillarious when some posters posted Odin had been banned, while "Dashi/Odin continued to write 2 page post per posts of endless dribble. LOL...

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So Sparanus is the new oline coach of the Raiders. Just goes to show you, in this country you can fail endlessly and be dumb and still get a good job.

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Got to go. Thank you blog for allowing me to leave my droppings. Feel free to breathe in the aroma.

Posted by: Phins78 | January 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM


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Take A Page From Your Masters Playbook!! (Oscar)

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But You, YG!! Are Weak And Pathetic!!



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Posted by: Dashi | January 28, 2013 at 07:51 PM


Playing You Like A Fiddle!!

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Round two tonight? Switcharoo?


Posted by: Dashi | December 21, 2012 at 07:46 PM

You want me to do you this time?

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Take a break, pal. Armando riding you too hard.

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Me too!

C'mon, Monkey Boy!!

Posted by: Dashi | January 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM

And he claims he isnt odinseye. LOL...

C'mon, tell us about your hot honey, it's the most entertaining lie you know. LOL...

Reggie Bush is the only Player we have on O that whenever he touches the ball can go all the way. According to what they do with Bush, we will learn which direction this Team's O is going.

is there a bigger MORON on the blog then Dashi (aka Odindouche)?

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Posted by: Dashi | November 25, 2012 at 09:24 PM

It's a dashi-odinosexual!

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Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Yeah, interesting how a guy with a hottie over spends the whole night blogging. Also, what does it say about someone who needs recognition from anonymous bloggers that he has a date? There must be 1000 bloggers here, 990 of them must get some action, but only one sorry loser needs to announce it on the Miami Herald. Haha

I think Philbin wants to estabish an O here similar to GB; rely mainly on the pass. But T-hill is not Aaron Rodgers and our receivers are not nearly as proficient as GB's are. Hmm...

Posted by: Runner | January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

So right, except for one thing:

"There must be 1000 bloggers here, 990 of them (arent real). LOL....


IMO, thinking Philbin is committed to passing only, is a huge misconception.

Philbin as many times indicated he's about exploiting mismatches and matchups. That seems to suggest to me Philbin is about "exploiting the defense's weakness". Whether it be defending the pass or defending the run.

This also suggest to me Philbin is seeking to build an offense proficient in both running and passing the ball.

Dudes! Yeah!


I can PROVE it.

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Mando Claims Miller Is Bigger And Faster!!

Which Is Mostly True!! Miller At 21 Is Faster Than Bush At 28!! Maybe Not Bush at 21!! But certainly Now!!

Miller Is Already Bigger!! Than Reggie Now!! Miller Is 10+ lbs Heavier Than RB!!

Miller Reminds Me More Of Clinton Portis!! Than Reggie!! A Real RB!!

And Not Because He Is From The U!!

But The Running Style!! They Have Speed!! And Know When To Use It!! Not A Lot Of Hesitation! And They Pick Up The Easy Yards!! When They See They Have Nowhere To Run!!

They Fall Forward!!

And Reggie Isn't The Only Fast Player.

L.Miller Ran A 4.3!! While Rehabbing A Shoulder!! Pretty Fast If You Ask Me!!

Plus, He Plays Faster Than Reggie!! (No Break Dancing)

Reggie Can Break A Big Run!! But He Also Gets Stopped For A Loss!! More Than He Breaks 5, 10, or 20+ Yard Runs!!

Not A Good Mix To Have!!

Plus, Instead Of Resigning Reggie!! We Can Use That Money!! On A WR!!

Reggie Averages!! 500 Yds Rushing A Year!! For His Career!! Only 1- 1000yd Season!!

Reggie Is All Name!!

The RB Version Of Tebow!!

While I don't consider Hartline a #1 either he's a good receiver to keep on the team. He's one of the guys I definitely wouldn't let go. Let go of Smith and Long and even get rid of Thomas in a trade, if possible.


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Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | January 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Lou, no ones gonna trade for Thomas!!

Reggie bush is a fumbler no big loss ,say goodbye to reggie


Reggie Bush is the entire offense and the only playmaker on the roster. Gotta keep him we can easily afford it.

C'mon, Monkey Boy!!

Posted by: Dashi | January 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM



Game over, Odin. Everybody already knows you're BOTH posters despite the endless denials.

Just come clean. The embarrassment of getting caught won't last forever.

(or maybe it will, actually)

You're probably right which means he was another wasted pick. They'll be lucky if they can get a 5th or 6th rd pick for him. He's a waste of a roster spot. If things stay the same they can get someone like L'evon Bell in the 4th rd who is football player who delivers blows to defenders.

Dashi = Odindouche

Thomas was 3 picks wasted. He'll be cut as soon as they can cut him.

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In Other Words!!


Dashi !! Wow. Dude! Hold on to your horses on Miller, Bush has played longer in the NFL proven player! What the hell has Miller proven on what evidence you have to show that Miller is going to be more productive than Bush. Lmao. You forgot who drafted him. FIRELAND. Not a great endorsement, we don't know what these players are going to turn out, last time I checked UM in the past few years haven't really produce any great NFL players. Especially at RB or DE or LB. QB WR. Etc.
Bush last year IMO could have been the best Offense player if old fart Sherman use him more in the passing game. No way Miller is better right now or even next year better than Bush! So go have some Bush and chill out on Miller!

Letting Bush walk is worse then letting Wake walk. Those 2 are our best players.

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First Off!!

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Later, they will dismember a goat and wrap its bloody entrails around their naked bodies as they dance in an LSD-induced frenzy under the full moon.

Also on Philbin...we will see what kind of head coach he is going to turn out to be you guys were impress with him I wasn't. He seems like a a s hole just like FIRELAND. Oh I forgot he hired him, let's wait and see is only fair to give the benefit of the doubt to the new coaching staff and players that FIRELAND picked. But I know how all this will turnout to be only because I can't stand FIRELAND. But I give him the benefit of the doubt!

New Years Day I checked the blog. Went back to the night before. Who was posting all night New Years Eve?

With NOTHING better to do?



Ray, stick to your bible studies. Your posts are stupid and your English sucks!

Philbin has no chance with Irescum as his GM....

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...I have been vocal about the team not re-signing Bush. First. I don't know what the price will be. I am assuming he is going to want a payday, included would be a role similar to what he played the last 2 years. I could be totaly off base here. Just my feeling.

Anyway. You guys are right. We don't know what Miller would be as the feature back. The only thin stopping him IMO is his liability in pass protection. It is kind of the CJ Spiller complex(I'm only making the comparison that it took Spiller a year to learn how to block, he didn't see the field much his rookie year). People say we will lose Bush team leading 8 td's, and how do we replace that? Well the good portion of those scores were in 2 games. It wasn't like he was a consistant TD threat. Also we should expect more then 8 TD's from our feature guy if we expect to get better.

What We do get with Miller is a younger back with a similar skill set. We have the opportunity to get better, at the same time we get younger, and more dynamic. Would Bush be a guy we had to get if here were in a different uniform? Would people be saying he is a must sign? No way. Not at the prise I expect he will ask. Now, as I said before. I could be totaly wrong in my estimation of his expectations. And the debate will be better served at the time we know what the deal is. I just think we could be the same offense with a rotation of Miller, Thomas, and ???

Bush to me is not a must resign.


If L.Miller Gains 1!! 1000yd Season!! In The Next 8 Years!! He Will Be As Good As Busch!!

If He Does It Twice!! He Is Already Better Than Reggie!!

Look!! Dashi Isn't Going To Argue!!

I Will Let The Reggie Situation!! Play Out Like The Matt Moore Situation!!

And On Ireland And RB's?

You Mean The Same Ireland That Found M.Barber In The 5th!! Or Managed To Replace Ricky And Ronnie!! In 1 Off Season!! With Reggie And D.Thomas!! And The Next Season!! With The Committee! Miller, Thigpen, Bush, and Thomas!!

Hate The Man All You Want!!

Ireland Has Brought In 2- 1000yd Wr's!! Better Than Any Phin GM!! Of The Last 25 Years!!

Didn't Waste Multiple First Round Picks On RB's!! How Many 1st RD Picks? Did Ricky and Ronnie Cost!!

..@11:10 We could be a better offense.

Hi there Dashi! SMOOCH!!

Darryl D,

Is this one of your previous cell mates? If not, why talk to such filthy people


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Posted by: Dashi | January 26, 2013 at 01:01 PM

Teams churn their roster all of the time and letting Reggie go doesn't necessarily mean the end of the world.
I like Reggie Bush and he's meant alot to the offense but if he wants too much money to stay you have to say no. There are other options out there, some of which are younger, that can help the team. They can pick up another back in a later round. Miller is a bigger back who can run between the tackles and he's got some power and plenty of speed. Do some work with the offensive line as well.
They've got plenty of options, especially with the cap room. They could pick up a guy like Vaccaro in the first and let Clemons walk. Vaccaro is faster than Clemons, hits harder and is a much better cover safety and will help with the Pats passing game which is where Clemons failed. They can get a receiver like Wheaton or Patton in the 2nd round and pick up a back like Bell in the 4th rd.
But, what I mean by options is they also have a shot at a guy like Poyer to replace Smith at cb. They can go with someone like Johnson at LT. Plenty of ways to think about it. These are just a few.

CBS Sports now reporting Dolphins unlikely to re-sign Bush.

We cant lose any starters. And we certainly cant count on Ireland to replace them....

Ricky Williams holds almost all the Dolphin rushing records. Clearly, the best RB in Fin history.

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