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Dolphins talk contract with Bush's representation

It's been an on-going drama (among fans) this offseason whether the Dolphins want running back Reggie Bush back or not. And part of the narrative is that the team has not shown Bush any love because they didn't offer the former Heisman Trophy winner a contract during the season or even in the weeks after the season.

Guess what?

In the last week the Dolphins and Bush's agent Joel Segal discussed a deal for Bush.

So there is interest by the Dolphins to retain Bush.

But how intense is that interest?

As I have reported and is apparently confirmed by Miami's approach, the Dolphins have a price set for Bush. The team wants Bush. But the Dolphins want Bush at their price.

What does that mean?

It means the Dolphins are comfortable with the idea of having Lamar Miller take the reins as the lead back. Bush, according to general manager Jeff Ireland, is seemingly more suited to a third-down spot or some role slotted as a receiver.

"You’d love to have his skill set on the football team," Ireland said. "I mean Reggie has a unique set of skill sets.  He’s been a receiver, he’s been a primary running back.  So I definitely see a role for that type of skill set."

How Bush would be used exactly is a coaching question. Whether he'll be available to be used is a personnel question and on that front the personnel department's price point for Bush doesn't seem to quite rise to the $5 million per year Bush has been averaging the past couple of seasons -- not when he's not certain of being the lead back.

Bush, meanwhile, obviously wants a raise.

So where does that leave everyone?

Well, the Dolphins are interested in Bush. To a degree. His representation is interested in getting Bush back to Miami -- but only if the price is right for them.

Seems they have more talking to do or will need the market to help set parameters for Bush's next deal.

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Also, the Cowboys stadium happens to be filled with the other teams fans : )

Hi Matty, haven't seen you around here in a bit.

Also, the Cowboys stadium happens to be filled with the other teams fans : )
Posted by: CommonSense | February 22, 2013 at 01:31 PM

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And Dullfin stadium isnt? Its a home game for the Pats and Jets. LOL

YG, you mean you feel sorry for me because I'm a Wizards fan? Dude, I feel sorry that you're not!

ATL, I get your frustration, but you seem to think it's same o, same o around here, and I see it totally opposite. Maybe Ireland's been disappointing, but maybe he was also hamstrung by Parcells/Sparano/Henning, 1-15, no starting QB, etc. etc. I'm not saying he deserves no blame, or has done a superb job, but he's not alone there. Doesn't control game-planning, and didn't make all the draft decisions himself for 2 of the 5 years. And he DID put together a team that won the division and got to the Playoffs for only the 2nd time in a decade, so there's that.

But forget yesterday, Ross AGREES with you. That's why he hired a HC that has the background to change up the chemistry of the team. He's an offensive-minded HC with and up-to-date strategy. In case you missed it, Tannehill beat Marino's rookie passing record for the team, so say goodbye to smashmouth football.

You act like it was all supposed to turnaround in 1 year. A full DECADE+ of one misstep after another. I don't say it couldn't have been fixed by now, it probably could have (I would have picked a QB with the #1 pick in the Draft in '08).

But I DO say I like the direction of the team. They're going the right way (FINALLY). And we're not one of the oldest teams (as far as personnel), we're one of the youngest. We're not a team with little to no CAP space, we have the 3rd MOST. Ding ding ding. That's all good news. What it all means is now with the right HC, the QB with a year experience under his belt, there really aren't any more excuses that can be made why this team can't be something more than mediocre.

As a fan who's been just as disappointed as anyone else, that makes me optimistic.

Three years @ $4 million with incentives for total yardage, receptions and YAC. There is an intangible that Reggie brings with him to the locker room and that is leadership and a great work ethic. The Phins have a bunch of newbies and it would be axiomatic to say that they would benefit tremendously from Reggies leadership & work ethic.

Craig,


Stupid, smelly, and canadien is no way to go thru life, son.

I'll be the one to rain on the parade. I do not think we have found the answer at QB. I know, iknow, he was a rookie thrust into the starting role. He will get better, blah blah blah. I just don't think Tanney is the answer but I hope he proves me wrong.

Tanne = Henne

I dont think Tanny is the answer either and I'm almost never wrong on QB's

"The Palm Beach Post suggests Davone Bess may not be a part of the Dolphins' 2013 plans due to "friction" over his late-season back injury.
"Per beat writer Ben Volin, the Dolphins "thought Bess could play" through the injury, but he shut it down instead. Bess is still an efficient slot man and owed an affordable $2.63 million, so we suspect he'll return for the final year of his deal. He probably shouldn't get his hopes up for an in-season extension."

Source: Ben Volin on Twitter
Feb 22 - 11:41 AM

I think I've figured out Ireland' plan...Let's try having NO receivers this year. This report is a freaking joke. This season was the first time Bess EVER missed a game.

WNPs,

Ireland just called and he wants you and I to suit up this year. Apparently all other options are out.

Ireland just called and he wants you and I to suit up this year. Apparently all other options are out.

Craig,

Alright...If that's what it comes down to I'll suit up. The contract has to be fully guaranteed regardless of whether I get hurt in my first practice which very well could happen.

WNPs,

I'm with you man......and no faking back injuries....

When Jeff Ireland speaks, people listen.

WR1 MIKE WALLACE

WR2 DEVERY HENDERSON OR JULIAN ELDELMAN (iF HARTLINE WANTS TOO MUCH)

TE 1 DUSTIN KELLER

TE 2 TYLER EIFERT

NOW THAT WOULD BE AN OFFENSE WORTH WATCHING

Posted by: DC Dolfan | February 22, 2013 at 01:37 PM

Coming from an offensive system(GB) that actually had won a sb, Im sure was hugely instrumental in the hiring of Philbin.

However, I believe that another hugely important factor in the Ireland/Ross hc search was "Player Development".

Count back from the drafts of 2008 to 2011. Are there more than 5-6 players left on the roster from all of those drafts? Sure gm's miss, but you have to place a lot of the blame on player development too.

GB has a one of the greatest track records of player development in the entire league. Getting a hc than ran one of the greatest offensive passing attacks(Rogers) the last two season he head the offense as thier oc. Plus, coming from a organization(GB) having one the greatest player personnel development track records in the league.

Well, quite frankly, was like getting a 2 for 1 in the hiring of Joe Philbin. Looking back at how quickly draft picks seemed to disappear in Miami under Sporano's hc regime. Then you why a guy from a system with a great track record for "developing players" was also greatly needed.

So, let me get this straight, they are angry at Bess for sitting for what, 1 game (or whatever it was)? But they're totally FINE going into next Season with Richard (Hunchback) Marshall as their #1 CB?

WHAT A JOKE!!!

NOW THAT WOULD BE AN OFFENSE WORTH WATCHING

Posted by: Say Maybe | February 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM

Exactly! Especially if you also love watching perrenial one and done wildcard playoff teams.

Why didnt the rest of us think of this. LOL.......

I cant honestly see how jennings can realistically look for 14 mil a year at 30 years old coming off an serious knee injury....I have to see it from his agent before I can believe that....If so, Jennings might want to consider SERIOUSLY staying put with pack and rodgers instead of sitting by the phone hoping even the most desperate team will call and offer him that joke of a contract...he'll have better luck at making some more of those atrocious old spice commercials....just sayin

Davone Bess now? The Dolphins treat all their players like chit.


NOW THAT WOULD BE AN OFFENSE WORTH WATCHING

Posted by: Say Maybe | February 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM


Exactly! Especially if you also love watching perrenial one and done wildcard playoff teams.

Why didnt the rest of us think of this. LOL.......

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 22, 2013 at 02:40 PM

WELL GENIUS,


CONSIDERING THIS TEAM HAS HAD FOUR STRAIGHT LOSING SEASONS BELOW 500, SOME WOULD ACTUALLY CALL THAT PRETTY DAMN GOOD PROGRESS AROUND THIS PLACE

BUT I GUESS YOU WOULD EXPECT THE SUPER BOWL STRAIGHT AWAY OR NOTHING?? RIGHT??? LoL

Why is everyone freaking out on this Jennings and $14 million dollar stuff?

Even if he did say this, Im sure you would also need to know the context in which he said it. Writers seeking attention and headlines always twists what these guy say.

We have learned this by now havent we? There isnt a universe in existence where Jennings realistically believes he will get $14 million a year. Im sure this writer breaking that story was also searching for:

"GULLIBLE GUPPIES"

Wow! So many bites in this blog alone. LOL...

It wasnt like they needed Bess for a playoff run. YIKES!

You guys need to get with the times. 14 mill is not a lot for a star player.

Actually *freaking* out would not be the right word to use YG........*Laughable* would be more appropriate..just sayin!!!!


Posted by: Say Maybe | February 22, 2013 at 02:51 PM

Perrenial wildcard one and dones? Really? Do you actually understand the definition of perrenial?

Im sure you also shop for your women on the $2 ho' corners too. Well, guess it better than no puss at all, right? I mean, they have cures for most std's and hiv is no longer a death sentence right?

$2 ho' corners, here he comes! LOL...

WELL GENUIS YG,

I PROBABLY WOULDNT SHOP HOS FROM YOU SIR, THATS FOR SURE. I KNOW HOW YOU ARE WHEN IT COMES TO CHARGING SALES TAXES AS OPPOSED TO STATE TAXES ON YOUR STD FILLED CREAM OF THE CROP LADIES


LoL

YG goofball gets away without paying state taxes


although the IRA has a growing debt out for him for ignorance and stupidity in troll blogging

2,000,000 hits and counting YG goofball

dont you think its time to pay back the blog community with something more intelligent to end your pointless banter remarks other than LOL LOL LOL LOL


PS LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!

Cant the Canadians find a Canadian blog?

With +40 million under cap. I like Ireland's approach.

He sits down with all free agents, sets a price, if they dont like it, test the market.

Why overpay for a mediocre player. Bush is past prime, not worth to be overpaid. Same goes with Sean Smith, and Jake Long.

Tag will be going to Randy "Tony" Starks.

why the hell do people end their conversation with LOL???

Thats like putting your own self esteem in doubt by stating to everyone: hey look at me, my witty remarks are so comical that Im laughing out loud to myself because im just that sad of a person with no job and no friends.

And that shouldnt be a funny HA HA thing at least to most people with lives anyway

Phinmanski, gay south florida lifestyle blog is elsewhere ... you're in the wrong spot too.

Not that there's anything wrong with that ...

Yg, that guy at 3:25 described you to a tee ... uncanny

Reggie Bush will sign with the Broncos and win the next Super Bowl with them

Re sign him!!! He's a beast!! I'm always repping his jersey.

Actually think Bush to GB would be a great landing spot for him.

OK FINFANS

READY FOR THE POLL OF THE DAY?


WHO IS THE BIGGEST JACKASS ON THE BLOG?

A) CRAIG M

B) DASHI(aka ODIN)

C) YESTERDAY'S GONE

D) MARK IN TORONTO

E) ZONK

Not me!!!

I vote YG!

A) Craig M for MORON

OK 1 YG AND 1 CRAIG SO FAR

Can I write in?

Harmel

YES HARMEL

Listen to some of you! "He has a plan" "He's confident"

GUESS WHAT! He's SAID THAT THE LAST 5 YEARS & HE's FAILED EVERY YEAR! Some of you idiots wouldn't know your name if it wasn't stamped on your foreheads!

Stop making excuses & enough of the BS reasons as to why he hasn't been all bad. He has done ZERO to give anyone the remote sense of optimism!

LOOK AT THE RECORD. IT SUCKS. Period, end of story! Kris is dead on accurate!

YG 1
CRAIG 1
HARMEL 1

My Vote Goes to Yesterdays Bong..er..Gone

I WILL TAKE WRITE IN VOTES

Posted by: POLLSTER | February 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM

Oops....... picked on the wrong troll. Didnt know that I was picking on the "POLL TROLL"(Say Maybe).

First time Ive ever made your poll troll. So scared Im a trembling earthquake filled with fear. Dammit, I can run, but I cant hide.

At least like the cowardly trolls who hide behind cowardly troll screen names. LOL....

YG 2
CRAIG 1
HARMEL 1

Anyone notice Mark In Toronto is only here during the hours that the prison library is open?

Is there a troll poll for this too? LOL....

just fyi,

There might be a person or two here who'd take you seriously, if you only used ONE name. Your writing style is unmistakable to everyone here, including myself. You're just an angry troll (there's the clue). Same shyte all the time from you....

You know what pal, YOU suck!! And your track record over more than the last five years is LAUGHABLE.....but thanks for contributing!

ARMANDO, YOU CAN VOTE TOO

Pollster, Craig M.

Retardomongul @ marcia in toronto,

Better hurry and get your shots in on me now. You that the prison library is closing real soon.

Back to the child molester dormfor you perv! LOL...

YG 2
CRAIG M 2
HARMEL 1

When Jeff Ireland speaks, Craig M soils his panties.

Oh Dont Feel Bad Yeasterdays Bong

Im sure there are plenty of decent bloggers and people with lives on this blog that feel you should entertain yourself more often during your "Alone" time than having anything stupid to post on here at all

YG YOU CAN VOTE

Go find another tean angry troll (just fyi). It's obvious you're not enjoying your time being a fan of this team. If you choose to stick around, I'm sure you'll be here celebrating with the rest of us, saying, 'I knew they were on the right track'....cause that's one you are.

Would have loved to have seen your reaction when they went 11-5, after being 1-15. You probably HATED it, right? Cause you're just a guy who can't handle success. I got you pegged bub....

Marcia in Toronto only posts here during prison libarary operational hours only.

Has anyone else noticed? LOL......

CRAIG M ARE YOU VOTING FOR YOURSELF?

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