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Gibson is a Dolphin, raises Bess questions

Brandon Gibson will be a Miami Dolphins by the end of the day, a source is telling me. He has agreed to a three-year deal, according to the Herald's Adam Beasley.

Why?

Gibson had 51 catches for 691 yards and five touchdowns for the receiver-starved Rams last year. Obviously that team is going in a different direction as Danny Amendola went to New England and Gibson will end up in Miami.

But is Gibson, 26 in August, a fit?

Obviously the Dolphins believe so. He is not a speed receiver as Miami has been chasing. He is 6-foot and 205 pounds so he's not small.

This immediately raises the question how adding Gibson affects Davone Bess. Well, I am trying to get the answer to that.

At best, Bess is going to have some competition. So is Brian Hartline, by the way. But as the Dolphins have already shown this offseason, they are adding but also subtracting talent when the upgrade is made. Hartline is not going to be cut as he just signed a new deal with guaranteed money.

Consider Bess at risk until we hear otherwise.

Bess caught 61 passes for 778 yads in 13 games but finished the season on the injured reserve list.

What would fake GM Salguero do in this situation:

I keep Davone Bess for now. He only costs $2.6 million against the cap. He's well-liked in the locker room. I let him go to camp and compete and if he's one of the best three receivers he plays a lot. And if he's one of the best four, he's a great insurance policy.

And if he isn't any of the above I trade him for a sixth or seventh round pick.

By the way, Gibson no doubt impressed the Dolphis when they played the Rams last year. He caught seven passes for 91 yards and that was his second best game of the season. But perhaps he left a lasting impression based on the 22-yard catch on the video below:

 

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wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowow

Wow. Impressed with the Fins. Will we be the 2012 Eagles or 2011 Packers?

better not cut bess

I think that enough offense via free agency, Mando. There's still the draft.

Get Dumervil!!

If we can trade bess we should consider it. If not keep him. We have the room and he is in the last year of his contract.

Bess is not Best!

Just like Peter Best got cut for Ringo !

great catch, but he was covered well, so a little lucky. Not sure where he fits.
This sort of seems like the kind of move that a GM would make if he was planning to draft nothing but tackles, guards, and depth players in the next draft.
Seeing my dreams of star drafted receiver fade...
fading....

Interesting. tweet just came out.
@jackielong_17: Heading to the airport soon, don't worry...we're getting close to the end of all of this!

It's sink or swim and Dolphins don't sink

Love This Signing A Big Receiver ,More Help For Tannehill ,They'll Keep Bess, Find Corners And a Defensive End In The Draft , Resign Long Will Make My Free Agency, and A Veteran Corner , Release Marshall Or Make Him Take a Pay Cut , Like The Kid Dimitri Patterson,Agree Ireland Has Done a Hell of A Job

@jackielong

Jakey has been average at best the last two years considering he was a number 1 overall pick. We're not too worried.

Mando doing quick poll on Twitter.
@ArmandoSalguero: Quick twitter poll (only for fun as I have no info of any interest). Throw $8M at Dumervil or Long? Go ..

Now CB is #1 priority.. With more needs being filled... Jeff might trade up for Milner.. Who knows?!!... This has been a whirlwind of an off season so far... Almost too much too process... And we still got a couple dollars to spend.. WOW!!... Even if all this doesn't work.. I'm happy... At least Jeffy boy is trying..

I like our new weapons! We needed a change in offense.

We look more like the Packers. These moves were requested 100% by our new couch. I approve the risk.

Go Packers! I mean Go Dolphins!!

I agree with fake GM Mando on this one. Bess should stay in Miami through training camp.

Now I hope real-world GM Ireland brings Elvis Dumervil back to Miami for a little chat.

Earth to Armando,

That was Nolan Carroll in coverage on the video. Carroll were in many diffrent nfl wr highlight reels last season.

Judging any reciever's coverage by a play made on Nolan Carroll is far premature. This cant be what made a lasting impression on staff. At least I pray not. Especially considering the db(Carroll) in coverage.

not liking this , better not of paid gordon much. and keep bess regardless

FIRST I want to say: **EXCELLENT** Job covering this Free Agency Freenzy ARMANDO! You've been bringing us the news and keeping us informed and right on top of things.

A ValHalla to YOU Armando Salguero!!!!
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Davone will be released per Adam Shefftner

Posted by: Jake | March 15, 2013 at 04:56 PM
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1. I don't know enough about Gibson to want him over Bess. Bess is quiet, but he's money alot of times in 3rd down situations. Then again, I don't know how many times he ran a 7 yard route on 3rd and 8-Unnnnnngh! It drove me Fvcking Nuts! Anywhoo........

2. Why wouldn't we trade Bess for a 4th or 5th round pick. I'm sure theres some REASON why, but I would shop him "Fire Sale" style if their really that sold on Gibson. A 4th or 5th rounder would be "Da Shyt", but I'd even take a 6th or 7th if I had too. I mean, lets get SOMETHING out of the "Deal".

Anybody know why we couldn't trade Bess?

Cut Bess he cant score worth a s h i t

Posted by: Jake | March 15, 2013 at 04:58 PM

Except Bess has more REC, YDS, FDs and TDs that Gibson in a 4 year comparison. Genius.

Need to sign a cornerback of worth ASAP

What about jake long any word? Looks like the dolphins will be passing team watch out patriots

BuySeasons in this kid Gibson is going to be 1 of our best offensive players. if they put it all together Miami can have 1 of the top offenses in the league by seasons end... Looks like if they get Long back or Winston, Miami's gonna be able to really take chanses and draft some serious talent come drafy days...

Lost track of the tab. Can we afford Dumervil and still keep Long or be able to pay for whatever Plan B is?

Draft a young receiver or two and go into camp with Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Bess, Mathews, Binns(is he still on the team?), Rookie a, Rookie b competing for starts. Way better than ankle weights, Nanot, Marlon can't catch, etc. etc.

agree seth, we have zero corners, not good. and bess better not be cut

Lol YG I noticed it was Carroll too. I agree with most on Ireland though. Damn sure can't fault the guy for trying this year.

and please jake go sign with rams, we dont need a broken down diesel stealing our cap money

Keep Bess.....CUT Nolan Carroll!!!!!!

Nolan had good coverage on Gibson. But just like Davis and Smith he doesbn't get his head around.

Obviously a GREAT catch. But check out our GREAT Reshad Jones on that one. WTF?

Jones was "peeking" or something and froze when he made his read. Took himself out of the play. I don't know that he could have got there anyways, but watch it. He "Goofed" Big Time. YIKES.............

C'Mon Reshad!!!!

Trade Bess for a 6th or 7th round draft pick???

Wow,thats just giving him away. If we dont get ATLEAST a 3rd for him,i'd be shocked and dissapointed...

R Marshall is one starting CB we will have next year. He's not going anywhere. Patterson too probably and we will draft one, maybe 2. That's what our CBs will look like next year.

DON'T CUT DAVONE BESS!!!!!!!! I like these moves but will hate them if Bess is traded/released.


Lost track of the tab. Can we afford Dumervil and still keep Long or be able to pay for whatever Plan B is?

Posted by: ncfinfan70 | March 15, 2013 at 05:24 PM

There's enough fat that can be trimmed to comfortably fit both Jake and Dummervil under contract. Heck, I believe axing Patterson or Marshall alone would do it.

No word on the #'s on the deal?

Also, see nothing from Sefter about cutting Bess.

Bess should try to be traded to the Ravens! They lost a slow WR with good hands, and could use a replacement. Even they can absorb his contract.Arizona would be another destination.

Surely they'd consider a 4th or a 5th rounder?

Seeing my dreams of star drafted receiver fade...
fading....

Posted by: JS_in_LA | March 15, 2013 at 05:05 PM
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I get what you're saying JS, but I'm not buying it for a minute.

If we knew each other in real life, I would bet you Good Money that Ireland drafts a WR no later than the 2nd round.

Don't let this move dash your Dreams Bro-LOL!


Posted by: odinseye | March 15, 2013 at 05:29 PM

Odin,

Watch thevideo again. Not once did Carroll try to locate the football. That's worrisome with your db's in coverage.

Had Carroll tried to locate the ball, there would have been a good chance for at least a pass defensed.

i agree Nolan Carroll MUST GO.

Odin
We aren't drafting any WR next year. Not in rds 1 - 3 anyway.

BTW, to everyone pondering Abraham earlier, he signed with the Pats.

No way ireland would sign him due to age when he's making the rest of the roster younger.

Told you guys yesterday Gibson was as good as signed, and yet despite my stellar record at calling hires/non-hires, some Trolls ridiculed me.

I accept your apologies.

Ireland has really given RThill some weapons,,,,,,,,,,,,,now, trade up for Joeckl!

You Bess guys.......please give Gibson a chance & trust in the Front Office.....at least for this year.

Posted by: odinseye | March 15, 2013 at 05:33 PM

Looks like the Dolphins still may be able to use a 3rd rd pick on Sherman's A&M boy, Swope.

It now appears if a wr is drafted 3rd rd(if still available) its Swope. He already knows Sherman's system and has chemistry with Tannehill.

If Swope is still sitting there 3rd, he's a no brainer pick.

JS has the right of it in the draft. Even if it does make him sad. OLinemen and DBs then fill in spots.

If Swope is availble 3rd rd, then Bess may be as good as gone. Bank on it.

Gibson is NO upgrade over Bess. It would dumb to axe Bess but apparently if you were on the leadership council you are dome in Miami...

Two wr's I would like to see on the board when it comes to our 1st 3rd rd pick:

SWOPE OR BAILEY

Either would be a sick addition to what we already have.

Yeah I can see them drafting Bess' replacement but Gibson aint his replacement IMO, or shouldn't be rather.

IT'S ALL ABOUT CREATING MISMATCHES. I WOULD STILL PURSUE TEXAS A&M WR RYAN SWOPES IN THE THIRD ROUND NOW. SLOT WR WHO CAN RUN GOOD ROUTES AND HAS THE SPEED. HE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE DOLPHINS TERMINOLOGY UNDER OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MIKE SHERMAN AT TEXAS A&M.

Earth to Armando,

That was Nolan Carroll in coverage on the video. Carroll were in many diffrent nfl wr highlight reels last season.

Judging any reciever's coverage by a play made on Nolan Carroll is far premature. This cant be what made a lasting impression on staff. At least I pray not. Especially considering the db(Carroll) in coverage.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | March 15, 2013 at 05:17 PM
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Earth To Armando?

How about "Earth To Yesterday's Gone!"

It doesn't matter if it was Jeffy's Momma in Coverage YG. Did you happen to notice the One Handed Catch?

Nobody was impressed with a simple Go-Route, not on this one. It was ALL the Effort and Concentration topped off with a BEAUTIFUL One Handed Grab!

C'Mon YG - LOL!!!!

Let's FILL THE END ZONE with receivers. Damn.

pg13 those guys are awful they better not be our starting corners

I cannot decide if I'm more impressed with Fins moves in FA or with my ability to comprehend the "big picture" while not losing focus on the micro.

abraham was awful last year, glad pats got him instead of freeney

Completely disagree Dusty. Marshall was having a VERY nice year until he got hurt. Patterson is iffy though.

Wow, i have not seen one Ireland bashing in a few days. JUST FREAKING AMAZING all you haters have shut you pie holes.

pats basically just swapped out welker and woodhead for washington and amendola

Watch thevideo again. Not once did Carroll try to locate the football. That's worrisome with your db's in coverage.

Had Carroll tried to locate the ball, there would have been a good chance for at least a pass defensed.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone 4Ever! | March 15, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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What do you mean, watch the video again? I had ALREADY posted this, pointing out how Carroll, Davis nor Smith EVER seem to get their heads around:

"Nolan had good coverage on Gibson. But just like Davis and Smith he doesn't get his head around."

Posted by: odinseye | March 15, 2013 at 05:29 PM

marshall played a whole 4 games for us, chronic back injury, release the guy. patterson just plain sucks


Posted by: odinseye | March 15, 2013 at 05:44 PM

Odin,

Yes I loved the catch by Gibson in the video. Still, sorry ass Carroll never tried to locate the ball.

The catch was the cure and Carroll not trying to locate the football was the virus. ENUFF SAID!

Hey YG: what do you think about Jonathan Cooper? Is he a worthy pick at #12???

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