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The 2013 season is important for the Dolphins.

It's the 40-year anniversary of their last Super Bowl win. It's the year we're supposed to see Ryan Tannehill become a franchise quarterback. It's the year Joe Philbin is supposed to have enough horses to win. It's a make or break year for general manager Jeff Ireland.

And this is how it is going to stack up according to NFL and media sources:

September 8              at Cleveland Browns                    1 pm

September 15            at Indianapolis Colts                     1 pm

September 22            Atlanta Falcons                             4:05 pm

September 30            at New Orleans Saints (Mon)           8:40 pm

October 6                  Baltimore Ravens                           1 pm

October 13                 BYE  

October 20                 Buffalo Bills                                   1 pm

October 27                at New England Patriots                  1 pm

October 31                Cincinnati Bengals (Thurs)                8:25 pm

November 11             at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mon)        8:40p

November 17             San Diego Chargers                            1 pm

November 24             Carolina Panthers                              1 pm

December 1               at New York Jets                                1 pm

December 8              at Pittsburgh Steelers                          1 pm

December 15             New England Patriots                          1 pm

December 22             at Buffalo Bills                                    1 pm

December 29             New York Jets                                     1 pm

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Only QB's should be taken with the 1st overall pick.

promichael.

No way is Lane Johnson worth trading up to the #6 position(2nd rd'er, plus the 1st rd pick using to select him). When you can get a proven LT like Albert, still only give up a 2nd rd pick, keep your 1st rd pick, and use it to recoup the 2nd rd pick you traded for Albert.

There's far more flexibility in trading for Albert than trading up to get Lane Johnson. Its highly unlikely Fisher's still there at #6.

TG,

There isn't a 1st overall pick qb in this draft. Whats next?

All good points YG and you make a good argument for Albert.

He is at least a solid OL but I just don't know if he is worth elite LT money (10 Million a year). Would he be a much better talent than Flucker or Watson? Flucker and Watson would be paid a fraction of what we would have to pay Albert and we can trade down, get another pick, and still get one of them.

Lane Johnson just is absolutely not worthy of both a 1st and 2nd rd pick. He's as high as we can move up without completely scalping ourselves.

The Florida State QB has moved into the 1st rd along with Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Landry Jones.

Orlando,

Elite LT money? Albert's only franchised for "ONE" season at 9.8 million. A longterm contract would be in the 8.5 to 9.5 million range at best.

BTW, Joe Thomas makes 12 million a year. So, Albert's 9,8 million franchise number could be considered top 5-6. If we got Albert signed at 8.5 to 9 million, that places him top 10 in LT pay. Or right about where he should be paid based on being a top 10 LT.

Most KC blogs describe Albert as a solid LT but not a dominant elite talent. There are also some articles that say that the Chiefs were considering shifting him to Guard. I am not poo pooing Albert. All I am saying is that that teams try to keep their elite players at core positions like LT. We let Long go because he was no longer elite and was always hurt. We would have never let Long walk if he was the Big Jake from 2 years ago. I just don't know if Albert is worth 5 years 50 million a year and potentially handicaping our salary cap.

Jake Long got top 10 LT pay(8.5 million). Where this could backfire for the Rams is seeming the last 3 seasons Long has been in decline.

If Jake Long falls out of the top 10 LT rankings in 2013/ Then the Rams just fvcked themselves.

YG,

Albert was ranked just ahead of Long and has missed time with injuries. Long was never a great pass protector with speed rushers. I see the flexibility in going after Albert but Ireland will not pay the price or is playing the negotiator game. Either way the Dolphins need a LT and Lane Johnson may be the best available. He has the kind of speed that may work with zone blocking and pass protection against the speed rushers.

YG,

I am OK with acquiring Albert and taking a chance on 9 or 10 million a year. I just don't think it is a slam dunk and that it comes at no risk (9 or 10 Million a year is a lot of money).

Guys,

In 5 seasons, Jake Long, still hasn't proven he has completely solved his speed rusher issues. Then to add insult to injury, Jake Long, is also beginning to show vulnerability to the bull rush.

Now add in, Jake Long has not finished a regular season since 2009. Got Milk anyone?

promichael,

I like Lane Johnson and I believe so do the Dolphins. But the million dollar question is:

How the hell do you justify using a 1st and 2nd rd pick moving up to take him?

At best, just before the draft, I think we'll make an agreement in principle for a Albert trade. This means you have intent to follow thru, but you don't have to.

So then if Johnson falls to #12, then we most likely back out of the Albert "agreement in principle" and draft Johnson. Does this make sense to you?

Promichael,

I see it the same way. Long is built for a run first offense. Personally, I think our FO was just trying to do Long a favor by driving up his price for the Rams. That way they didn't get resentment from the fans for letting him go.

The truth is he isn't built for what we demand from our Oline but should find success with what Fisher does.

I am not sure that I would want to give up a 1st and 2nd round pick to take Lane Johnson. I would rather take Cooper who is an elite can't miss talent at LG and then sign Winston to fil the RT position.

I would also rather trade down to 21 or 22 and add a second rounder. I would then use that later pick in the 1st round to take Flucker or Melenick Watson.

9 million a year places Albert at about #7, LT pay. Remember, Joe Thomas still makes 3 million a season more.

This Oline was built in Sparano's image. He wanted bullies who could just drive guys off the ball.
Philbin wants speedy, crafty players who can maintain a nice, mobile pocket for a QB friendly pass protection.

Also remember to franchise Jake Long it would have cost 11 million, I think the number was.

Truth be told, I don't think Jake Long ever had any intentions of remaining in Miami, unless we signed him to at least 9 million a year outright. I believe the thrill was gone for Long once we dropped his college pal Henne.

The Milwaukee Bucks said they wanted the Miami Heat 1st r of the playoffs. Tonight they were hit over their heads with a 23pt victory hammer.

Too funny! LOL...

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Jake long was a 6-10 or 7-9 left tackle. Why are we still talking about him?
I want to talk about players that can be 11-5 or 12-4.

No way is Lane Johnson worth trading up to the #6 position(2nd rd'er, plus the 1st rd pick using to select him). Posted by YG
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YG, At some point we have to trust the evaluations that this regime has done. The Dolphins have a dire need for a LT so they must have options in mind. That can only be Lane Johnson or going after Albert from FA. It would be very costly to get one of the other elite OT from the draft. Your evaluation of Lane Johnson may not be correct. Giving up a 2nd is just the course of getting personnel at a position of need.

Its not easy replacing Jake Long.

Jake Long got top 10 LT pay(8.5 million). Where this could backfire for the Rams is seeming the last 3 seasons Long has been in decline.
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YG, the Rams can get out of the deal with Long after the 2nd year. Moreover much of the money that Long got is not guranteed. That should confirm what most of us think about Long being on decline and furthermore becoming delusional about his worth and value. Long is not even close to a Joe Thomas of the the Browns.

Paying Albert 8-9 mill per season does not work. I would rather trade up to #3 even if it costs us 3 picks, and get Joeckle or Fisher (whichever falls). Of these 11 picks that we have, we are lucky if 6 make the team and 2 more hit the practice squad so whats the difference? Use whatever u have to use to get wherever u need to get, and get the LT that will be a monster (hopefully for the next 7-10 years). Having ur QB and LT locked into manageable rookie deals for the next 4-5 years is the only way u can manage the cap while Wallace's slightly inflated contract is on the books. Picks be damned, do what u must to get the guy! Would u rather have 5 average to good players with our first 5 picks or would u rather have a pro bowl LT and 2 average to good players? I'll take door #2 on that one!

Albert has been terrible except for last year.


YG,

I guess you missed the memo I sent to you this week.

I couldn't give a fukk what you think of me or my comments. You're worthless man. Everybody knows it but you. I see you on here 24/7....which tells me you're a sad and pathetic individual.

So keep going on your meaningless bullshyte to me....I couldn't careless. dusty told us the deal was done Thursday which it obviously isn't. We told him that Thursday but he wouldn't listen. He's STILL not listening. He still says the deal is done.....HILARIOUS!....and I'M a 'clown'. Whatever dusty...

Posted by: Craig M | April 21, 2013 at 08:41 PM


Could be P.O.D..
(Post of the Day)
Only other person more pitiful then OdinStank.
IMHO.

Dont we need another RB?


Paying Albert 8-9 mill per season does not work. I would rather trade up to #3 even if it costs us 3 picks, and get Joeckle or Fisher.

Posted by: Phillie CHIRINO | April 21, 2013 at 10:44 PM

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Phillie,

Unless I'm reading the point value chart wrong, it would cost us our 1st, our 2 2nds, and 2 3rds to trade up to the #2 spot.

Look we gambled and missed on Long, its not our money anyway. I would rather pay Albert a million more than I wanted too than to miss a shot at potentially Cooper,Elam,Poyer and Wheaton. Or what ever picks we make with our 1st,2nd, and 2 3rds.

There are still good options in FA, notably Ahmad Bradshaw and Beanie Wells. Same goes for OT so I think we are prepared to keep people guessing what we will do on draft day.

It is driving us fans crazy but it is safe to say it troubles other team GMs as well.

Looks like a good year at least a wild card maybe better if fireland gets lucky in the draft. GO FINS

Maybe 12 wins,,,at least 10 depending on injures. There are teams that can be had, we need DBs, rush linebacker and LT. This draft is huuuuuge.

Someone that spends money on a timeshare in CLEARWATER?!! should not be allowed to write or speak for as many days as the dollar amount they paid for the place.

Good investment dude..let's talk about this little property I have for sale overseas. It is near a nuclear plant that had some small issues a few years back but everything is "cool" now and you don't have to worry about finding a place to park anywhere in town....

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