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Sean Smith has suitors but will he stay hungry?

Yes, there is tampering at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. What else does one expect when you gather agents of looming NFL free agent players and team personnel department people in one town for several days?

And that is assuredly at the root of a report out of csnphilly.com stating that the Eagles "would like to address their shaky secondary by considering Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s free-agent strategy."

So, if the report is accurate, Smith will have at least one suitor unless he re-signs with the Dolphins when free agency begins March 12.

But ...

The key issue in the report is price. The report states the Eagles will be "leery of engaging in a bidding war that inflates the price tag."

Well, that puts them in the same position as the Dolphins.

The Dolphins have always been eager to keep Smith. That is not the issue. He's a solid player. But price is the issue.

As I've reported since December, Smith wants $8-$10 million per season and he wants considerable guaranteed money. The Dolphins and I dare say many teams, but primarily the Dolphins because they know Smith best, are wary of paying Smith major guaranteed money because they aren't 100 percent certain how he'll react to that boon.

Will he continue to push to improve?

Will he continue to be inconsistent?

Or will he get comfortable or complacent and feel a sense of entitlement.

I assume Smith would dispel that concern. But it doesn't mean it would go away. Remember that after starting all the games his rookie season, Smith showed serious signs of entitlement his second season (2010) and was actually benched for parts of that season in favor of Jason Allen.

It wasn't until that benching snapped him out of that feeling that he'd arrived did he return to his previous work ethic and level of play. Then he regained his job.

So the issue here is not what teams will be interested in Sean Smith. I assume many will, including the Dolphins.

The issue is which will be willing to pay him major guaranteed money without fear he'll stay hungry.

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Oh, and I forgot to add we happen to play in a division with a guy named Tom Brady. You may have heard of him.

So, by all means, the Dolphins would be wise to be in dire need of rolling the dice on finding TWO quality, starting cornerbacks immediately through FA and the draft.

Ive already witnessed the Dolphins go to 3 straight sb's winning two, with one becomine the trademark that still stands even today, the "PERFECT 17-0".

Even during an absolutely remarkable 4yr period, they only lost to eventual sb champions itself, The Oakland Raiders, 26-24 on the remarkable "Snake Stabler" td pass where therb snatched the pick from Buoniconti's mitts.

So losers, Ive witness an "entire lifetime" worth of memories from "the real" Dolphins franchise while you continue to drank the "Jimmmy Jones" koolaid from eachother's bungholes.

Bottoms up! LOL...

I think Coyle can make average players look good (Chris Clemons). Smith is an average corner and a horrible tackler. We can do better for that money IMO.

"mob," I think you forgot you're not exactly talking to the brightest people here.

But good stuff.

No Mob,

I got news for..miami will still have holes regardless of what they do wheather it will be resigning most players and using most of the cap there or spending elsewhere on FA and draftees in the offseason....And i would like to remind you that NOT one FA from our team is considered a difference maker is the slightest as opposed to what most of them are asking for in terms of money....

Who is Brady?

Posted by: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY | February 24, 2013 at 02:58 PM

EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN BY BLOG WEIRDOS HERE. NEVER TAKES LONG FOR A JACKASS TO POP OUT OF THE BOX. ROTFLMAO! LOL....


Ive already witnessed the Dolphins go to 3 straight sb's winning two, with one becomine the trademark that still stands even today, the "PERFECT 17-0".

Even during an absolutely remarkable 4yr period, they only lost to eventual sb champions itself, The Oakland Raiders, 26-24 on the remarkable "Snake Stabler" td pass where therb snatched the pick from Buoniconti's mitts.

So losers, Ive witness an "entire lifetime" worth of memories from "the real" Dolphins franchise while you continue to drank the "Jimmmy Jones" koolaid from eachother's bungholes.

Bottoms up! LOL...

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 24, 2013 at 03:01 PM

Is it just me or does this guy sound Bi-Polar to you guys???

Posted by: Yg is full of u know | February 24, 2013 at 03:07 PM

JACKASS IN THE BOX,

bACK THEN THEY DIDNT HAVE INTERNET AND BLOGS WHEREWEIRDOS LIKE YOU COULD CONFIRM THEUR IGNORANCY EITHER.

THOSE WERE ALSO GREAT TIMES WHEN REAL DOLFANS WHERE REAL DOLFANS. ONLY THE INTERNET BRED JACKASSES IN THE BOX LIKE YOU.

DURING THOSE TIMES YOU COULDNT TALK S H I T, BECAUSE YOU HAD TO DO IT MAN TO MAN, FACE TO FACE. BACK THEN IT WAS KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT FOR IDIOTS LIKE YOU OR GET YOUR TEETH SHOVED DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR FACE.

AHHHH....... THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLE DAYS.... LOL...

Too bad Yesterdays Gone 4 Ever couldn't learn how to read and use proper grammer in english writing during his troubled youth. This does explain a lot from obviously a traumatized childhood.


Too bad Yesterdays Gone 4 Ever couldn't learn how to read and use proper grammer in english writing during his troubled youth. This does explain a lot from obviously a traumatized childhood.

Posted by: Board of Directors | February 24, 2013 at 03:14 PM

I think you are right, i mean look at how it responded in all caps after my comment.

Wow!

Every team has some holes. But do you do enough to keep them from becoming serious liabilities is the question. Here is the list of holes due to FA. It's not as bad as some here will have you believe.

1. S. Smith - draft a CB. (One)
2. R. Starks - resign him if not Fr. Tag
3. C. CLemmons - will be resigned for cheap
4. Hartline - will be resigned
5. Fasano - resign him for cheap
6. Bush - going to walk. (Two)
7. Long - going to walk. (Three)
8. WR opposite Hartline. (Four)

Talk about the Dolphins franchise sinking to new lows, it hasnt sunk nearly as deeply has this new-fangled completely clueless fanbase.

The current dolfins fanbase is the absoluet worst Ive experience in over 40yrs as a Dolphin fan. Personally, I feel that if we could waive 75% of this "new idiotic fanbase", the team may naturally play better from that one move alone. LOL....

It would be a entirely different argument concerning paying Sean Smith or allowing him to walk if he was putting up good numbers. I have no doubt Sean Smith would get what he wanted from Miami if Smith would have made 4 int's and between 3 & 5 passes deflected in his contract year. Truth is very clear however, take away Smiths size and potential, and you have an average CB.
At least Brian Hartline left behind a Developmental calling card from his contract year saying "I'm a 4th round pick developing into a trustworthy receiver". His numbers don't roll with Megatron's gaudy stats.... but neither was the investment.
So, to the argument saying "Letting Smith walk creates another hole to fill"... I say, "Big Deal", fill it. We have the picks and it shouldn't be too hard to replace Smith. I'm not certain seeing Smith walk after trading Davis is not the smart move... Allow Coyle to pick his own groceries and do his thing with them... He has done pretty damn good before coming hear, that is why Philbin hired him.

the only sad thing about this franchise is that you in fact had to become a fan of it.

I heard the New York Jets need to rebuild their fan base, why not go become their new BARKING fireman dead fred mascot?

Posted by: Yg is full of u know | February 24, 2013 at 03:18 PM

Lets try watching the greatest 4yrs period(1971-74)in Dolphins history.

All youre full of is becoming an expert jackass on the internet. Judging by all of the other troll alises here, you have awful plenty company. LOL...

Sean Smith needs to go have a reality check or consult Nnamdi Asomugha's agent about how much his worth is to another team.....just sayin

Smith is a young guy with potential but only an average (barely, looking at his numbers) CB, bottom line--yes, another hole if he walks but you cant pay the guy like he's a top tier CB, cause he's not.....he aint even close.....brick hands, not great in coverage and doesnt love to tackle (uh, not good attributes for a CB)--i'd offer him "average CB" money, which he wont take, and move on--paying him 8-10 mill/yr would be beyond foolish (cant blame the guy for wanting it though).--sign a decent vet CB in free agency and draft another.

Posted by: Clue-L-ASS Yg | February 24, 2013 at 03:23 PM

WOW! FINALLY ADMITTING YOUR TRUE ORIGIN. ROTFLMAO! LOL....

Yesterdays Gone, please pay close attention to the following

What is bipolar disorder?


You can help yourself feel better!
Bipolar Support and Self-Help
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) causes serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior–from the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.

During a manic episode, a person might impulsively quit a job, charge up huge amounts on credit cards, or feel rested after sleeping two hours. During a depressive episode, the same person might be too tired to get out of bed and full of self-loathing and hopelessness over being unemployed and in debt.

The causes of bipolar disorder aren’t completely understood, but it often runs in families. The first manic or depressive episode of bipolar disorder usually occurs in the teenage years or early adulthood. The symptoms can be subtle and confusing, so many people with bipolar disorder are overlooked or misdiagnosed–resulting in unnecessary suffering. But with proper treatment and support, you can lead a rich and fulfilling life.

4 significant holes to fill. The sky is not falling. Next week before FA opens you'll see some FA's get signed and some will test the market. But the good news is we'll sign other teams players and upgrade positions as well.

YesterGiggle

It was you who proclaimed Sparano would be hottest HC on the market. Tell us how that wasn't maybe the most idiotic post ever submitted here.....

I know, you are immune to your own stupidity.

Posted by: Still waiting | February 24, 2013 at 03:34 PM

We need to show support for him in tough times, not constantly feed him his own BS. BiPolar disorder does in fact have a high disabilty in remembering particular past events which includes lack of sexual experiences, and possible memory regression

Posted by: Yg is full of u know | February 24, 2013 at 03:30 PM

What is bipolar disorder?

You can help yourself feel better!
Bipolar Support and Self-Help
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) causes serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior–from the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months.

And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.

(NAME CHANGING TROLL, CHECK) LOL

During a manic episode, a person might impulsively quit a job, charge up huge amounts on credit cards, or feel rested after sleeping two hours. During a depressive episode, the same person might be too tired to get out of bed and full of self-loathing and hopelessness over being unemployed and in debt.

(NAME CHANGING TROLL, CHECK) LOL

The causes of bipolar disorder aren’t completely understood, but it often runs in families. The first manic or depressive episode of bipolar disorder usually occurs in the teenage years or early adulthood.

(NAME CHANGING TROLL, CHECK) LOL

AND THERE IS HELP FOR YOU.... LOL.....

The symptoms can be subtle and confusing, so many people with bipolar disorder are overlooked or misdiagnosed–resulting in unnecessary suffering. But with proper treatment and support, you can lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Finally you did some research that completely describes your name changing conditon and also offers:

HELP! LOL....

GB is considering franchising Jennings for the year.

Smith hasn't done anything to deserve that kinda money, maybe 1-2 million a year but not 8-10 wow what a joke

Poor YG,

He's so confused that he's become complacent about shifting the blame to others when he feels overmatched in a conversation that escapes him from a mental aspect

another sign of depression and guilt as a product of BiPolar disease

Now I feel bad for picking on you name changing trolls. Your bipolar(incessant need to endless change your screenames because of extraordinarily low self-esteem issues) sickness runs in the family.

I deeply appologize. ROTFLMAO, a troll finally makes a great post, but the fool doesnt realize how deeply it applies only to himself and other grossly lowly self-esteemed trolls themselves. LOL......

ROTFLMAO............................................

Posted by: Yg is full of u know | February 24, 2013 at 03:50 PM

Just keep changing those screen names mr. bipolar. You read the symptoms. ROTFLMAO........

My Mock Offseason

Resign- Clemons, Garner, Starks

Let go- Bush, Long, Smith, Hartline, Fasano

FA- Sign Buf OG Andy Levitre, Jax CB Derek Cox,
Phil CB Rogers-Cromartie

Draft

Trade down our 1st (12) to Dallas for WR Miles Austin and 18th pick

1st- ND TE Tyler Eifer
2nd- USC WR Robert Woods
2nd- Texas AM WR Ryan Swope
3rd- FIU S Johnathan Cyprien
Rest is BPA


Posted by: Yg is full of u know | February 24, 2013 at 03:50 PM

Just keep changing those screen names mr. bipolar. You read the symptoms. ROTFLMAO........

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 24, 2013 at 03:56 PM

Well a good step in the right direction at least friend, you didnt use all caps in either statement. I suppose thats progress making in a way.You still need work on the depression and lonliness phase though

bk you must be a Jet fan

Even during an absolutely remarkable 4yr period, they only lost to eventual sb champions itself, The Oakland Raiders, 26-24 on the remarkable "Snake Stabler" td pass where therb snatched the pick from Buoniconti's mitts.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 24, 2013 at 03:01 PM

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The Raiders did not go on to win the Super Bowl that year. They lost the next week to the Steelers in the AFC Championship.

Also, Buoniconti was nowhere near that catch. The three Dolphins defenders closest to Davis were Larry Ball, Mike Kolen, and Curtis Johnson.

Name changing troll makes a bipolar post definiton only to find how much it really applies to his own name changing bipolar incessantivity.

ROTFLMAO......... BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHA....... I CAN STOP LAUGHING..... BWAHHHHHH HAHAHA................

Another sympton of the disease is to make themselves feel good after a statement they made to let themselves feel good at making a pointless post even more moot by typing words out loud to those who are shaking their heads in shameful remorse.

I think all theit FA's should leave the cheap Dullfins. Why stay in the cespool any longer then they have to?

I'm not an nfl scout but I have watched every single miami dolphin game Sean smith has ever played and ild have to give him a d minus grade!!! 1st he drops at least 1 sure interception every game. 2nd he plays worst in pressue situations by either getting tourched for the winning td or pass interference call that leads to the winning score 3rd he has a dilisional perception that he is great wich he is far from. 4th I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS JOKER IN A DOLPHIN UNIFORM EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!! If there was a reverse fantasy football league that gave points for penalties , dropped interceptions, and getting burnt than with my 1st pick ild like to take Sean Smith !!!!!!

Posted by: better memory | February 24, 2013 at 04:02 PM

My bad bipolar name changing low self esteem troll. Was thinking the Dolphins played for the afc championship that year. You are correct mr bipolar, the Raiders lost to the Steelers.

Just that Minnesota lost to all three teams(Miami, Pitt, Oak) in a short 4yr span.

Still, your memory sucks too, because Clerance Davis ripped the Stabler pick from the arms of Bounticonti. That Im 100% sure of. Its absolutely engrained in my memory. Go back and look at some film mr bipoler name changer. LOL...

YesterGiggle still evading the question, no surprise.

Be will LOL all over the blog at others but when it comes to his own incredibly stupid ideas, he conveniently looks the other way.


This is a fellow in serious denial.

Darryl Dunphy Says:

Promicheal...I don't know if you read any of last nights blog. But we disccused Hartline and what some of us thought the team may offer. the 7-8 million dollar a year(base salary) isn't going to happen. There are 5 guys that make over 7 million in base salary next year. Thats it
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I'm not sure what your referring to. Read my post again, I was just indicating that if Hartline wants $8M the Dolphins should look for other options. He then fits under what Ireland considers contingency plans.

YesterGiggle thought Stanzi would be the prize QB of his draft. LOL

YesterGiggle thought Sparano would be the most sought after HC. LOL

YesterGiggle giggled for weeks taking Teo at 12, then turns around and called anyone who suggested taking defense with the first pick an utter fool. LOL

The list goes on....

and on....

and on.....

Maybe the Dullfins could sign some cheap homeless guys as fill ins.

Instead of responding, YesterGiggle hides by going off topic and LOL'ing his diapers off.

DNA tests have confirmed that YesterGiggle and Craig M have a common thread linking them to the same mother.

YG, I assumed you would respond in the juvenile manner you did but it won't change the fact that my memory of Dolphins history is obviously superior to yours. I went to my first game in 1968. How about you?

Davis ripping the ball from Buoniconti is "engrained" (the word is actually spelled 'ingrained') in your memory? Well, perhaps you should find a better stonemason.

You see, the FACT of the matter is that while I remembered Larry Ball being involved in that play (as he was something of a goat overall that day) I DID youtube the play itself to see who else was involved. Johnson and Kolen were the other two. Buoniconti is nowhere near it.

I did NOT need any assistance to recall the Steelers beating the 'eventual Super Bowl champion' Raiders the next week.

Thanks for playing, junior.

Craig m for Moron needs to get a life.

And Yesterdays Gown is SLAMMED to the turf! LOL

Posted by: better memory | February 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM

I'll admit I was wrong. I also googled and oure right. Still doesnt change your incessant bipolar need to change screen name after screen name. Maybe just as you were also right, when posting bipolar under another of your incessant screenames. Which included serious self esteem issues.

You should get help for that too, as you posted you "google information that helped you here. LOL...


I'll admit I was wrong.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | February 24, 2013 at 04:29 PM

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You sound far less whiny and in need of a diaper change if you just stop right there.

Posted by: better memory | February 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM

Youre right and you got google help. If only you would also get help for the incessant name changing issues(bipolar, which helps explain the extreme low self esteem issue).

A breakthrough is possible you know. Modern medicine has made major advancements. LOL...

Wrong again. I needed NO help in recalling the Raiders lost the next week. You are not the only human who was watching football back then, you know.

Furthermore, what I got "help" with was seeing who OTHER than Larry Ball was involved in that desperation/miracle heave from Stabler.

So was my memory a LOT better than yours regarding that set of events and the game itself? Yes. End of story.

Although it is obvious you are incapable of accepting that.

Notice how YesterGiggle continues to evade acknowledging his own stupid posts, but doesn't hesitate to laugh at others and pretend he is too good for this place....

I say pretend, because he sticks around bantering with everyone he says is an idiot....


Clearly the behavior of an idiot!

Posted by: better memory | February 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM

Who will you be next post mr bipolar? LOL...

Not sure yet.

But whatever name it is it will probably be correcting you again from someone who knows team history a LOT better than you.

Deal with it.

I don't think he's genuinely an idiot. I do think he has an almost pathological need to be seen as an 'expert' by others here, which in itself is a fairly blatant manisfestation of some insecurities.

And, of course, when someone comes along who is fully capable of calling him out or (God forbid) actually knows team history better, there will be a pre-pubescent style meltdown on tap.

Internet 101, though, gents. Nothing for me (or you) to worry about.

What kind of arrogance does it take to say you are going to change to a team that has better bloggers, when you yourself are guilty of doing the same thing you are ridiculing others for?

YG has been exposed once again as a pompous fool.

I don't think he's genuinely an idiot. I do think he has an almost pathological need to be seen as an 'expert' by others here, which in itself is a fairly blatant manisfestation of some insecurities.


Posted by: better memory | February 24, 2013 at 04:47 PM


Isn't it ironic that someone that so desperately needs to be worshiped by anonymous bloggers complains they are too dumb for him? If the dumb bloggers don't even worship him, it's for certain the intelligent ones won't either!

..Promichael... Hartline can ask for whatever he wants. I may be wrong. But I don't think there is a team in the league that will pay him 8 million dollars a year. 7, 6, even 5. I don't know what he is aksing for. You say you saw 8 million. Odin said 6. Both are very very high numbers if you compaire them to other recievers who make that. Sure, there are some that are grossly overpaid. Derius Heyward-Bey being one(it is his rookie contract, no way would the Raiders or anyone else give him close to the 7 million he will make in base salry this year) Deshaun Jackson(spelling?) is another, he is a boardeline number one, but no doubt more dynamic then Hartline.

My point, is that Hartline can ask to be paid in this company. He may even think he deserves to be. But I think he and his agent will come down to Earth.

To avoid repeating everything I said last night, I will give you a condensed version of my post. I looked at every contract of every reciever last night(Yeah I know, get a life right!) I was just intersted to see for myself where I thought Hartlines value was compaired to what the current contracts are. Again, I could be proved wrong. But in my opinion. Hartline should be paid somewhere around 2.5 3 million per year. If the team wants to throw a bonus this year on top, fine. That would be a fair number for what he brings to the table. That would put him in the area of most number 2 recievers as far as pay scale goes.

If I was GM, and he would not accept a deal in this area, I would say see you later, good luck.

It is much easier to gauge the value of the elite players. The middle of the pack players have to stretch their requests to give some bargaining down room so they don't get sold too short. I would totally ignore whatever numbers are getting thrown around. They are meaningless until the actual bidding war starts. My guess is the Fins offer will be inline with the competition and he will stay here.

Hartline is not in a position to just sit out a season like some of the elite players are. He'll take what he can get no matter how far short if falls from his expectations.

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