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Sean Smith worth $10.7 million guaranteed for one year?

I don't want to beat a dead horse here but the idea of the Dolphins using a franchise tag on Sean Smith got new life recently when CBSSports.com either reported or suggested the Dolphins were preparing to do exactly that this offseason.

The Palm Beach Post did the same in January.

I have been told it will not happen by a well-placed team source, who even mocked the suggestion to my face.

We'll see who's right.

But aside from being told it's not happening I like my chances because we're starting to see exactly what placing a franchise tag on Smith, or any cormerback for that matter, will cost. NFL.com's Albert Breer did excellent work Wednesday uncovering projections for the 2013 franchise tag numbers.

The report sates that cornerback franchise tags are expected to be the third most expensive behind only quarterback and defensive end projections. And that cornerback number is projected at a whopping $10.7 million.

Ten.

Point.

Seven.

Million.

Guaranteed.

For one year.

Believe whatever you wish about Sean Smith. I already shared with you my take on his ability and future prospects relative to a new contract. But is there any one of you that believes paying Smith $10.7 million guaranteed in 2013 is a good deal for the Dolphins?

Anyone?

(Not counting you, agent David Canter. I know you think that he's worth that much. I'm speaking to unbiased people, here.)

There is simply no way that is a good transaction for the Dolphins spending nearly one-quarter of the salary cap space the front office has worked diligently to accumulate over time on a player who is a starter, yes, but a playmaker and difference maker? No.

Franchise numbers are meant to keep top tier talent from fleeing smaller market teams for bigger market teams. It protects teams against losing the best and brightest on its roster, at least for a year or two. Players don't love the tag because it prevents them from going onto the free agent market and getting what is typically a bigger chunk of guaranteed money, albeit for more years of service.

But the problem with administering the franchise tag is it all counts toward the cap in one large Brink's truck delivery. All of it. It is a salary cap gobbler. It is a 12-cylinder engine at the gas pump. It is that Asian guy at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest. It is Salguero at a buffet.

It consumes!

That makes it unwise to use for a team trying to maximize its cap space. And it makes it borderline personnel department malpractice to use on a player whose level of play does not suggest he should be paid among the top 10 players at his position.

Is Sean Smith a top 10 cornerback in the NFL?

Maybe that other newspaper and the website think so. I don't. I've been told the Dolphins don't think so either.

What do you think?

By the way, if I'm wrong and the club does use the franchise tag on Smith, it would have repercussions. Do that, rather than signing him to a long-term deal if he's in their plans, would mean the cap hit. And that would mean less flexibility in free agency. And that would mean less talent coming to the team.

Thankfully, I'm not wrong.

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Youre the dumbest of the dumb on this blog. I wont even make you feel good by thrashing you with my overwhelming greatness opposed to you today. LOL...

YG,

Okay...Time for your medication. The nurses want all of the patients to turn their computers off now. Clearly you need to dry out more than you need to be on this blog.

I strongly recommend that the state of Florida stops allowing the patients to use the internet in their mental institutions b/c this is what happens...

Can you leave Ben Volin alone? He is the best beat guy in the business. Obviously, you are jealous.

Only the DUMBEST of the DUMB come to a football blog to complain about grammar.....

it's like a black man going to the KKK blog and saying over and over...."i don't like the content of this racist blog".....

get a life....

If you are offened by bad spelling and poor use of grammar....THIS AIN'T THE PLACE FOR YOU....

how many post do you have to read before you REALIZE that....or do you have to read so many that you LOSE COUNT as the LOSER @ 12:42 informed us...talk about STUPID....who comes to a blog to read contet that the could give a RAT'S @SS about....How pathetic is you're life if you only find pleasure in complaing....go buy a house so you can tell the kids to get of lawn....

I have NEVER posted in a blog that didn't interest me in the least....perhaps you should do the same....

Marcia,

Mean to tell youre also graduated college and havent learned to "connect the dots" yet? The only degree youre familiar with has a small tube of mercury right down its center. LOL...

Posted by: We Need Playmakers | February 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

You Need A Brain,

They make medication for a lot of things, but havent came up with one for stupid yet. Good luck ad Godspeed to you. LOL....

OK YG,

That's twice you've tried...

Don't think he's falling for it.

Kris,

How dare you reprimand all of the spelling bee and grammer champs in here. Why, if they could not come to a "sports jock" blog to excercise their narccissity, where else would they go? LOL...

"WNP,

Youre dead wong. Patterson ca come in and be as good as Hartline day one. If we sign a fa #1 wr Ptterson would play the 2.

The only thing Hartline does well is the backshoulder fade on the sidelines. Patterson's more than big and physical eough to do this well.

Hell, Patterson may even break a tacke and take a few of those to the house where Hartline could not."

YG,

This is your post right??? Maybe you should read the nonsense you write before you decide to show people that you're a complete idiot. Then again, perhaps it's from one of your other personalities....B/c there does seem to be a LOT of them.

Hartline had 74 catches for 1083 yards in 2012 so Patterson could match this a rookie right??? Over 70 catches & over 1000 yards right???

I will say whatever I want to here.

Furthermore, you are nobody and your opinion is completely worthless to me.

Oh, it is the most WONDERFUL time of the day for this is when THE CHEW is on ABC!!!!!!!!

Oh, how I ADORE everyone on this wonderful show! They are so lovable that I could just burst! I would allow any of them to mount me.

I thank GOD for this wonderful program!!

@ 1:03....

I feel like I hurt you're feelings....lol....GOOD.....

if you're gonna say whatever you want....then please come up with new material.....

you have said the same crap for the last 3 blogs or so....

we like our TROLLS to be funny and amusing around here....not boring and pedantic like yourself.....

pedantic....hows that for a word....

You have to be careful with some of these free agents and not overvalue them. You also have to ask why are they available. Take into account that Jennings has had all world Arron Rodgers throwing him the ball the past few years and Wallace had Big Ben. With that said, i think Bowe may not be a bad target to go after. He has been able to put up solid numbers with absolute crap throwing him the football.

He is obviously not as fast as Wallace(not many are) and is probably right on par with Jennings but he is a big bodied WR with speed. I think Bowe would be a good fit.

No way, no how do I pay Sean Smith that type of money and I like Smith. Just not worth it. Can get equal or better talent in FA for much less

Posted by: We Need Playmakers | February 14, 2013 at 01:00 PM

You need A Brain,

You said I said, he will get a 1,000yds recieving. I never said this. Look at the post again dumbass.

Again, dumbass, percieving we would sign a fa to become our #1 wr. I would rather have Patterson ver Hartline at the #2. Hartline's been a one trick pony.

Where the hell would Hartline be without the backshoulder fade play. Im pretty sure dc's in 2013 will recognize this ad have their db's overplay for that a little. Probably ending in picks.

Youre such a dumbass for a supposedly educated man. Im sure you graduated near the bottom of your class. LOL....

Ben Violin? He's a 3rd class novice beat writer.

You have to be careful with some of these free agents and not overvalue them. You also have to ask why are they available. Take into account that Jennings has had all world Arron Rodgers throwing him the ball the past few years and Wallace had Big Ben. With that said, i think Bowe may not be a bad target to go after. He has been able to put up solid numbers with absolute crap throwing him the football.

He is obviously not as fast as Wallace(not many are) and is probably right on par with Jennings but he is a big bodied WR with speed. I think Bowe would be a good fit.

Chris,

If Jennings was just 'a product of the system' in GB then surely Philbin knows & understands that & won't think Jennings is worth what he's asking.

However, Philbin also stresses 'high character guys' & he knows what kind of professional he'd be getting with Jennings so that will probably play a part as well. Bowe & Wallace are bigger personality risks for Philbin since he doesn't know them.

Bobbyd12,

I heard an interesting finsider radio discussion on Sean Smith. They said earlier in the year when Smith was holding his own against the Larry Fitzgeralds, AJ Greens, he was doing by playing man press coverage. This was when he was most successful.

Then later on in the year they had him playing zone. Thats when he began to struggle in coverage. They said they noticed Smith was just fine in man up coverage, shutting down the likes of Fitz and Green, but struggled playing zone coverage.

In their opinions, if our dc allowed Smith to play man coverage the entire season he would have been much more productive in coverage. His only issue would have bee holding on to picks.

I found that conversation very interesting.

"pedantic....hows that for a word...."

Kris,

Very nice.

...Mark in Toronto...Great game yesterday..I didn't know you were a Portugeeser..(with all respect) I am a HUGE United fan..I harbor no hate for Renaldo. He was great for the Reds. I think his love for United kept him from scoring more goals yesterday. Seriously. I don't know why the choosen one didn't keep him on the wing yesterday. Desilva was a total liablilty on the wing. Yet Renaldo was playing up the middle. That is Messi's game not Renaldo. Great header though. The second leg is going to be sweet..Can't wait!

Hey y'all.
Ima gawn to da salon ta gets my nails done.

I also find the Bowe option very intriguing....

he obviously wants to be here ... unless he has a retard disorder like Marshall, then why not??

Oscar you seemed a little obsessed with how Sean Smith covered Calvin Johnson. Problem here is you want to give him $10M based on one game! The worst players can look great for one game. Heck Chad Henne looked real good a few times right! You need to look at the whole body of work. Remember how many times are the dolphins going to play Detroit over the next 5 years!

Retardomongul,

Youre calling someone a retard? Youre even more retardo than I previously thought. LOL...

You say "we" as if you have some sort of leadership or spokesperson role here.

Would that be 'Leader of the Socially Inept, Intellectually Flaccid Losers That Obsess Over Athletic Young Men Every Day Club" or is it another honorary title you have bestowed upon yourself among your imaginary internet friends?

DD, i will admit that my favourite years watching club soccer where when CR7 was a Red. Just can't support a Spanish club ... just can't. Club soccer following is just not as interesting with him in Madrid.

Then my club team is relegated to a life of mid level competitions because of economic factors (Benfica). Like who can get really excited about the Europa league? Instead I just wait for that once or twice a decade when things go their way and they make a run in the CL. ... sigh

By the way DD, no offense taken....

YG, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You use my own words against me (when I wasn't even posting to you). Seriously, you are the one and only Lardo Retardo ...

I know you worship me ... you can continue now.

...My guy has to be Jennings. I assume we will draft a reciever or 2 this year. I understand that Jennings has some red flags. But the fit is to perfect. Think about it. Jennings is a pros pro. He knows the system, he can be a great example for the younger guys as far as how you play in this system. Almost another teacher, by example. I get it that we don't need another coach. We need production. Well we get both.

As far as recievers in the draft. I kind of see it like the Tannehill issue last year. I am fine with the pick today. But believed there were equal if not better talents that would be available after the first round. I know there is a huge difference between the two spots. The comparison is only that we can find equal value later then round 1. IMO.

Words Matter,

Eventually we all "DIE". What purpose does a lifetime of perfectly spelled words, excellenty executed puctuations, and a King's court of grammacticaly perfected grammer serves us wen lying in our appointed demise?

Haha, "like Armando at a buffet"

I believe I made this joke during the Ireland blog entry...

No offense Mando ... I kid because I love ....

..Ah Benfica. I remember when The Choosen one took that Benfica club into Old Trafford and knocked United out of the Champions league..That was really the start of his greatness as a manager.

Yeah the SPL is a bit softer then the EPL. Not nearly as physical. I do enjoy watching Barcelona. They have that system perfected. And they build through their academy. Not like the Galacticos who have always been huge been high on signing the big names.(I sound so hypocritical now, as I want the Phins to go after some free agents this year..should apply to every sport) I can't think of many Madrid players on their team that are their guys..All of them were bought elsewhere.

YG
Apply 1:43 to every single facet of life. So, why they hell do you care what the dolphins do in the offseason, what their record is, or how well they do or won't do moving forward...

You are going to DIE anyway

Words Matter,

One of the greatest public orators of our time, Ronald Reagan, wasa stricken with alzheimers before subcumbing to ut in death. Eventually not having the cognitive abilities of a 2yr old.

So in the end, what does it all truly matters? There no escape from evetual morbid fate.

You dont have to be the captain savahoe of English mechanicalisms.

DD, i will admit that my favourite years watching club soccer where when CR7 was a Red. Just can't support a Spanish club ... just can't. Club soccer following is just not as interesting with him in Madrid.

Then my club team is relegated to a life of mid level competitions because of economic factors (Benfica). Like who can get really excited about the Europa league? Instead I just wait for that once or twice a decade when things go their way and they make a run in the CL. ... sigh

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 14, 2013 at 01:35 PM

MARK IN TORONTO: ATTENTION! ATTENTION! I HAVE CHOSEN YOUR POST TO ALTER AND MAKE IT ABOUT SONGBIRDS AND POPULAR DESSERTS! YOU ARE MOST WELCOME!!


DD, i will admit that my favourite Meadowlarks watching Boston Cream Pie where when Robin was a Crepes Suzette. Just can't support a Cardinal Eclair ... just can't. Mockingbird following is just not as interesting with Raspberry Tart in Madrid.

Then my Bluejay is relegated to a life of Buttercream Frosting because of economic factors (Meringue). Like who can get really excited about the Wren league? Instead I just wait for that Coconut Cake once or twice a decade when Finches go their way and they make a run in the CL. ... sigh

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 14, 2013 at 01:35 PM

stinky straws,

Its about escape. Some find it in sex, some find it in drugs. Etc...ect....

I find my escape in following the team I love. I dont find my escape in narccissism.

Latvia, gotta admit something about that is deeply funny. Too much arguing here.

I hear you, not arguing but your escape can also be classified as narccissism. Not defendinf Words, or excusing the grammar police, just saying.

WNP - From page 3

"He'd be a Number Two on the Niners & they're pretty good. Bear in mind that both Laurent Robinson & Robert Meachum got deals like that in FA & IMO Hartline is better than both of guys. Might sound insane but that's based on last year's contracts."

He'd be lucky to be a 3 on the 49ers. They had Crabtree, Moss, Williams, Manningham (may have been hurt) and we all remember Ginn Jr and Family. They also have AJ. Jenkins who didn't even get on the field as a rookie but we'll see him next year.

My feeling is if we go get Jennings and even if we keep hartline we need 2 WR's from this draft. Even if 1 of them doesn't play this season.

The reason I say the contract offeres for those guys around 6mil for Jennings and 8mil for Wallace) will be lower is because there are some very good WR;s coming out in the draft that will drive the cost down a bit. It is just my opinion so we will see soon enough.

aaahhhh, when Finches go their way .. so beautiuful

DD, it was actually Porto in 2004 Mourinho had that run with. Incredible feat. Won the champions league with a team transfer budget of $10M euro. Incredible run.

stinky straws,

No urgent need to be right here. I do like to have fun with the socalled "football experts" here who posts and fail to research then call others literally or intentionally call other stupid.

Those are the ones I like to have "fun" with most. Theyre seriously getting hot underneath the collar while Im having fun rotflmao. LOL.

Anyways, no narccisstic bone in my body, at least in no consistent manner. Im a live and let live type of body. But it doesnt mean tht having fun clowning around with these supposedly educated egotistical idiots cant be fun too.

Someone has to keep them in check in life. LOL...

YG, that is interesting. I do like Sean but I have problems tagging him at that amount. Torn on this one.

Stinky straws,

If you'll also notice, I dont go after anyone that hasnt pastly or presently started in with me first. If you'll notice, my little rhubards are pretty much with the same screen names. Extremely rarely is it with someone new.

Although, even though some of these screen types wont admit, they also attack using aliases. Usually I dont even bother to attack those hiding behind aliases. The fact that they use aliases to attack says it all. LOL...

The Arizona and Cincinnati games were the 2 games in 2012 where many point that show Sean Smith could cover " the big guys". He was up against Larry Fitzgerald and AJ Green in games 4 & 5 for most of their targets. Here are the numbers, according to Pro Football Focus.

In the Arizona game, Fitz had 8 receptions and was targeted 14 times. He was targeted 11 times with Smith in coverage, caught 7 with a 8.7 yd/avg gain and 0 TD (against Smith). Smith had 2 int's and 1 pass defensed (against Fitz).

In the Cincy game, Green had 9 receptions and was targeted 12 times. He was targeted 8 times with Smith in coverage, caught 5 with a 7.2 yd/avg gain and 1 TD. Smith had 0 int's and 1 pass defensed (against Green).

Not exactly a shutdown corner's work.

Anyone with any intelligence at all abandoned this garbage franchise a long time ago. Whats left is the idiots on this blog.

Bobbyd12,

After listening to the finsiders, I couldnt help but think that maybe these guys are right. Food for thought for sure.

Still my eyes tell me Smith drops sure picks and has the fear of god in him when it comes to being a tackl;ing force in the run game. Seems his primary goal is to leave the plying field with his football unifor clean.

I think the coaches need to inform Smith he recieves new uniforms every game. That is mother isnt employed in the team's luandry room.

@ 1:33....

do you have anything football related to say....or are you just gonna advertise to us your sexual preference....

I have read about this before...its called FISHING...or PHISHING....

however you want to spell it.....your not getting even a nibble from me.....

I belive there is a blog on on the herald for you...its called "ghey south florida"...or something like that....

I hear its full of perfect spelling...all the guys know the difference between the word "lose..and loose" (for obvious reasons).....and the grammer is to die for....not an AIN'T in sight...

no wonder you're so uptight....please go there now....get a glass of wine....and "PHISH/FISH" until you find whats been missing from you're life ll these years....

I mean you're NOT fooling anybody....if I can tell from a few short post on here from you....you're parents and co-workes have know for years (notice i didn't use the "f" word"....I don't want to offend you further,,,,you are most like emotionally fragile")....but you will make plenty of friends when you let yourself be FREE....sorry...used the F word....

Go now BLOGGER WITH MANY NAMES.....

I guess you post with so mamy names as a metaphor to how CONFUSED you are in real life....

GO....and be confused no more.....you can thank me later....

FIRE IRELAND AND HIRE ARMANDO FOR GM!!!

billcale,

Thanks for those stats. However, if you hold Fitz at 8.7 ypc(then 2 picks/1 pd), and AJ Green to 7.2 ypc, 1 pd. Thats about as close to shutdown as it gets with those 2.

Im sure you find find Revis would do that much better.

Great work for the stats man.

Blogger with MANY NAMES....

don't say Kris never did anything for you....

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/

Now the rest is up to you....

Good luck....and hapy FISHING/PHISHING

"Im sure you'll find Revis wouldnt do much better than that."

Armando, would you draft a QB to compete with Tannehill as many have suggested?

The Craziest Thing About This Years Cb FA's:

Sean Smith is rated "Best Available".

Resigning Sean Smith and we have signed the best available fa corner. Sux doesnt it? LOL.

Hmmm... YG, Larry had 12 games with less than 8 catches and only 1 with more. Green had 12 games with less than 8 catches and only 1 with more. There seems to be a lot of shutdown corners around...

Za

Ireland cant replace Sean Smith....so...pay him.

Whoops: Green had 12 games with less than 9 catches and only 1 with more.

YG, lol. Yea, Sean certainly doesn't like contact, seems to me him and Ted Ginn may have spent a little time together.

Jay,

If you draft a qb, you draft him 5th rd or later.

Problem with that, Pat Devlin's going into his 3rd season. If he's not at least as good as even a 3rd rd qb we would draft today. Then he should have been cut last season.

After speding a 1st rd pick on Tannehill last year. Its totally ridiculous to spend another 1st, or even 2nd rd ick on the position this year. It wouldnt be "COMPETITION" it would mean full blown displeasure with Tannehill.

I havent heard "ANYONE" say this about Tannehill except for a "FEW TROLLS" in this blog. LOL...

Dustin Keller, TE 4-6mil
Dannell Ellerbe, LB 5-7 mil
Dashon Goldson, FS 6-8 mil
Dwight Freeney, DE 4-6.5mil (not high on him) 2 year deal max

I think these are players that I would a willingness to sign othr than smith if they become available. I LOVE Keller and Ellerbe (Ravens and Jets are both in CAP situations and we may be able to scoop these two up) Goldson not come free and would be hard to sign with the competition he would demand. Freeney would be a great situational rushers that I think can still play 3 downs. Freeney is a luxury in my mind and would be happy with Our guys and a young flier on a mid-late pick

YG, Omar at the SS and Dan Marino said they'd draft a QB in an early rd to compete with Tanny. A bunch of bloggers on here said the same thing. After one year Tannehill hasnt convinced anyone that he's the guy.

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