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Dolphins introduce Wheeler, Ellerbe to media

Skullking around Dolphins camp I've picked up a nugget here and there. Here's the top nugget I have relative to the Dolphins apparently curious exchange of linebackers from Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett to Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe.

Thinks playmaking. Think pass coverage. Think more speed. Think youth.

And, as was discussed Tuesday, all for about the same cap charge or less than what the Dolphins had.

The Dolphins in 2012 were not happy with the fact the defense did not have players that got the unit off the field. Yes,Cameron Wake was one. But who else?

Neither Dansby nor Burnett came up with game-changing plays. But the team believes that is more likely to get that from Wheeler and Ellerbe.

Both Dansby and Burnett, hitting the other side of 30, started to struggle in pass coverage in 2012. The Dolphins didn't feel it was going to get better as the pair got older. Enter Wheeler and Ellerbe -- both of which are gifted in pass coverage and have perhaps more speed than Burnett and Dansby.

Both players showed their enthusiasm for being with the Dolphins today when they were introduced to the media.

Ellerbe described himself as someone "who plays like their hair is on fire."

Wheeler described himself at the start of his press conference by using the word, "aggressive" in a 30 second span.

Like it.

Ellerbe comes from the Baltimore Ravens. He knows something about beating the New England Patriots. That's important for the Dolphins because that is the team they have to unseat if they're going to win the AFC East.

""Sooner or later you have to make something happen<" Ellerbe said of how to play the New England offense. "You have to make a play or force a turnover."

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Mark, your fellow countryman hasn't been here 2 days & there haven't been many, if any, trolls whatsoever.

What's that tell ya? I think you know he ruins this place. Other than butting heads with Dusty earlier, I haven't had ANY accusations of being YG from ANYONE. With him here, it's NONSTOP!

Let's be honest, this is NOT a coicidence!

YG I agree with you on the most desperate positions. Tackle thought I say if we find a better guy just leave Martin at right. Hopefully Ireland can secure 2 or 3 of these and then work on a best player available focus for most of the draft with his extra picks.

Someone posted it best yesterday. great day on the blog because you're rotting arse wasn't here ...

wow 42 mill for a safety goldson

LOl, don't think I need to speak for Craig ... whatever you have with him is not of my concern. Believe me, he and I have butted heads many times here too.

welker to denver, manning gonna love that

Pro football talk says Armando is reporting that Keller is taking a physical with the dolphins. If he passes they will talk contract

As a medical professional with many contacts, I have come to the conclusion that Ireland has hopelessly sabotaged the FA period.

For his own mental health - - and ours - - Ireland should be Fired or Retire.

Pity.

Shon greene gets 10 mil from Tenn.

Mark, it was just the observation. No Him = No Trolls. Thinkg about it! Proof is in da pudding. Just sayin!

Goldson to the Bucs ... less money and/or spot for SS


Dude, you've never bested me on any football topic here in your life ... the day that I fall short of being on the correct side of a topic with you is the day I end myself ...

Boldin still retiring instead of playing somewhere else you typing diahrea?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM

PROOF THIS IS A LIE IS THAT YOURE STILL HERE POSTING.

BWOOOOOOOOOOOSH.......BLOOP-BLOOP...BLOOP-BLOOP ASSWIPE! LOL...

Wow so im garbage Dashi? Sure your not a jet fan? Im pretty sure you wouldn't smack a 6'6 member , male or female, of the human race. Only thing getting smacked is their aces by yer lips as way of apology.

I'm glad the Dolphins passed on Cook. He could've been a blazing fast big time playmaker, but 7 million a year is too much for a guy based on just "potential."

Canadien Bacon = YG = Late Night Burrito Fart

is still here unfortunately ..

miami bringing in captain munnerlyn from carolina? never heard of him corner

I see it's finally starting to sink in that Fins FA = Epic Fail.
No Cook
No DBs
No Left Tackle
No Hope
Posted by: Farid Sultana


JUST GO AWAY FARID

Keller would be a good signing. Just have to hope he stays healthy! Hopefully they don't ask him to be something he's not.

Let him run & catch!

Keller only should get a 2 year deal 5 mil

Munnerlyn is only 24. Started out as a return guy. Named a starter when Marshall left.

Young & inexperienced as a starting CB.

Keller would be a nice addition. He was stuck playing with a pathetic JETS Team. More athletic then Fasano, hope his physical goes well.


Posted by: LOL | March 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM

DID YOU ALSO NOTICE THAT I NEVER START WITH THE IDIOTS

CRAIGM
CHILD PREDATOR ALLIGATOR MARK
WNP

ALL 3 ARE PEACE DISTURBERS HERE. CHILD PREDATOR ALLIGATOR MARK STARTS RIGHT BEFORE PRISON LIBRARY, RIGHT ON CUE. BETWEEN 4:00 AND 5:00 PM.

THIS BWOOOOOOOOOOOOSH...BLOOP-BLOOP...BLOOP-BLOOP ASSWIPE AND FLUSH IS SO PREDICTABLE. LOL...

Posted by: Kris | March 13, 2013 at 04:21 PM

J.jones isn't a guy i question as not having desire and I accredit him being a great player cause he has talen to go along with his desire. Honestly I shouldn't be a D1 starting corning off talent alone. I beat out other with more talent than I. Davon Bess is isn't that talent of a WR imo but he is a player that plays with a desire and heart that I love. It's a Reason he went undrafted

CHILD PREDATOR ALLIGATOR ASSWIPE FLUSH MARK,

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TELL THE TIDY BOWL MAN HELLO, WILL YA! LOL....

DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS DRAFT IOWA STATE LINE BACKER A.J. KLEIN.

waiting for the Keller signing.....

Ireland is winning me over....

Seems we are going to wind up with Dustin Keller as TE. This one I fully like.

..So I find it hilarious that some think this free agency perios had been a failure because we have yet to address certain spots.

First..Name a team that with as many weaknesses as ours who has ever been able to fill all these needs in one free agency period? You just cannot do it. There is only so much money. At some point these contracts will be an issue. We are seeing it all over the league. Teams are being fleeced of their talent because the contracts intersect, players age.

We have to be able to develop players, or these free agent signings will be pointless. I have been all for being agressive this year(free agency) But reallized every need would not be met. If we got the best players we could at a price we found fair. It would at least be a start.

Free agency isn't over, and I'm sure there will be more moves More opportunities to improve. But the idea we failed because we lost out on Cook, or haven't addressed seems weird to me. Lets grade this team once we have seen a complete product. We don't even have a full roster yet..Free agency is only a piece.

I would much rather have Keller at around 4 million than Cook at 7. Get it done Ireland !

YG, remember stating how Miami was just going to re-sign Anthony Fasano and those of us wishing on a dynamic TE were jsut wasting our time?/

Yeah, that was not even three days ago I think you loser ...

Stupid shyte YG says, the list is endless ...

Now you play innocent to the blog ,... yeah cause anyone else here is as stupid as you ...

You've been alive how long? 60 years ... with your stupidity???? I guess what they say is true ... the roaches will outlive us all ...

bobby u are more athletic than fasano

gm sod what in the hell did u just say

CHILD PREDATOR ALLIGATOR ASSWIPE FLUSH MARK,

UNTIL YOUR GRADUATION THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY WERE ONLY TOILET SCRUBS. YOURE THE FIRST TO GRADUATE FLUSH.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL...

I was the one who said yesterday the blog was a joy without YG & craig. Just what I noticed. For once, it felt nice to be able to talk to some ppl without being accused of being YG.

To me, it's not a coincidence that he aint here & no one is telling me I'm you. Same thing yesterday.

People can take from that what they want. I've been trying to talk Free Agency - & not having to deny baseless accusations.

Hope it stays that way.

DOLFAN07, mentioned Klein here a short while back. Guy has mad skills for an ILB ... Tremendous value I think with a 5th round grade ..

I've had a minor mancrush on Munnerlyn since his SoCarolina Gamecock days. Part just his cool name, part was he had big play ability for Spurrier. I thought he was Safety, but whatever, he's worth a look. Was a darn good kick returner too.

You're a pathetic old man YG, pathetic ... well at least the end is near for you....hope you die in a lot of pain.

YG, remember stating how Miami was just going to re-sign Anthony Fasano and those of us wishing on a dynamic TE were jsut wasting our time?/

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:39 PM

FIND THS POST. I PROMISE I WILL WIRE $500 TO YOUR PAY PAL ACCOUNT THE MOMENT YOU POST IT.

I KNOW THAT YOU WONT BECAUSE THAT POST DOESNT EXIST. FIND IT AND READ IT AGAIN NON COMPREHENDING TOILET FLUSH. LOL......

NeMO, I think keller straight up is better than Cook ... Cook is just younger ... let's go!!

Dude, the regulars saw you post it at nauseum.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:44 PM

IM ALREADY DYING IN LOTS OF PAIN LAUGHING AT YOU. IM LITERALLY BURSTING IN STITCHES!!!!!!!!!!! LOL...

GM SOD.....

I like guys with hear as well....don't get me wrong...and when a guy has both heart and superior skill....then 9/10 out of ten...we are talking HOF......

I would say 7/10 for skill alone...

and maybe 4/10 for more heart than skill....

no science behind that....just Kris's #'s......

Guys with superior talent....who will go to HOF....

Randy Moss

T. O.

Julius peppers

Warren Sapp

Demarcus Ware

Antonio Gates
-------------------------------

With exception of Sapp..all guess...but i'd say they are just about all locks...

players with more heart than talent going in to the HOF....

Zach Thomas....maybe......

Maybe some no name OL man.....

Talent still wins....

Mark, I definitely would love having Keller paired up with your boy Eifert at TE in 2013.

Dude, the regulars saw you post it at nauseum.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:46 PM

I POPSTED I WOULD PAY YOU $500 AND THIS IS YOUR LAME ASS COMEBACK?

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FLUSHED AGAIN! ROTFLMAO..................

Jets better trade revis for picks, man do they need cheap bodies!

Keller on the outs, Devito, Pace, Scott, Smith, Greene man oh man!

Dude, I'm not going to sift through endless pages of your entries to find this.... you aren't even remotely that important

Like I need your $500 anyway... and I wouldn't want you to pass over 3 months of your earnings to me. You need it more than I

CHILD PREDATOR ALLIGATOR MARK,

THE TERM ISNT "AT NAUSEUM" ITS "AD NAUSEUM"

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THE CANADIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM DISOWNS YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL..........

Welker to denver!!!!

YG4E, you admitted using aliases in the past. You said who cares but now you say you never do it. Mark makes great points and your responses ignore the point and are childish to say the least. You're not fooling anyone except yourself.

no way mark really typed that, about dying a painful death. no way

Welker a bronc

WELKER TO THE BRONCOS! WOW!

NE's appeal and dominance may be starting to dwindle!

Didn't Brady restructure to free up room for Welker? he's gotta be PO'd losing his best WR.

jackson talking contract with pack, would hurt falcons bad to lose out on him


Dude, I'm not going to sift through endless pages of your entries to find this.... you aren't even remotely that important

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | March 13, 2013 at 04:51 PM

I ONLY POSTED IT SUNDAY. IF OU OFFERED ME $500 FOR OPENLY LYING, I WOULD GO BACK AND FIND IT. IT WOULD TAKE YOU NO LONGER THAN AN HOUR TO FIND.

BUT WE BOTH KNOW THAT YOURE LYING DONT WE? IT ISNT QUITE WHAT I SAID ISNT IT?

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ASSWIPE FLUSHED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTFLMAO........

denvers offense gonna be sick. denver def afc fav for super bowl

Mark you have to love how he makes stupid jokes about toilets flushing and then laughs like a maniac while the rest of the blog is left wondering why we engage a nine year old


Posted by: Its obvious | March 13, 2013 at 04:54 PM

ANOTHER ASSWIPE

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SAY HELLO TO THE OTHER ASSWIPE ON YOUR WAY DOWN. ROTFLMAO.............................

@ 4:57 ... for real!!!

smith and vollmer 2 huge free agents not hearing anything about

go get grimes ireland!

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