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Everything Jeff Ireland said today

Yes, you know Jeff Ireland talked to the media today.

I gave you the highlights here.

So I give you the long, all-you-can-read version below:

(On how excited he is about what happened in free agency and heading into the Draft) –“Well, we’ve got a long way to go. Free agency’s not over. Obviously, we like the progress. We felt like we’ve made some progress. There’s been a lot of work that went into it obviously. I’ve got a lot of people to thank. Actually, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my team, obviously, up to this point, our personnel department, our football administration, in particular, (Executive Vice President of Football Administration) Dawn Aponte and (Manager of Football Administration) Ryan Herman, my right hand guy (Assistant General Manager) Brian Gaine, (Assistant Director of Pro Scouting) Chris Shea. Coach (Joe) Philbin and I worked extremely well together during this process, along with Dawn, and it’s been a lot of fun to work with them. It’s been a lot of busy work, a lot of ups and downs in the process, but nothing we weren’t prepared for. But we’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got some holes to fill."

(On having a lot of draft picks and how that impacts what can happen during the Draft) – “It really hasn’t changed too much of the preparation process. I don’t think I’m going to go into the Draft with more guys on the board or anything like that. We’ll still attack it in the same process we’ve always done and obviously we’ve got to be more prepared to take more players. Obviously, you have options to, I like to use the word ‘ammunition’ to kind of go up if you wanted to and certainly there’s opportunities to do that and there’s also opportunities to move back and move around. So we’ve had a lot of opportunities to do that as well.”

(On how the free agent acquisitions have impacted the team’s needs going into the Draft) – “I think it gave us a lot of flexibility in the Draft. Obviously, I think we helped ourselves in the front line in certain areas, obviously at the wide receiver position (by) getting Brian (Hartline) back, adding Mike (Wallace) and Brandon (Gibson). Adding that to Davone (Bess) and some of the young players we have, obviously that helped us in the wide receiver position. I think that’s a strength of our team now, one of the strengths of our team. Certainly from a depth perspective, Vaughn Martin, Lance Louis, those guys helped our depth. Brent Grimes, adding Brent to the schematics, obviously helps some of the front line things. I think going into the Draft or coming out of free agency, at least this part of free agency, has helped us from just having a little bit more idea of just being able to do what we do in the Draft, and that’s hopefully just picking the best player that we feel like marries a need if we can and not have to reach for anybody."

(On if it’s essential to select a cornerback high in this Draft) – “Well, I don’t want to say it’s essential. Certainly, I’m not going to pinpoint myself exactly where I’m going in the Draft, but I think a corner, I think corners can be selected and have an active role just about anywhere in the Draft. That’s one position that, they develop differently and you can find them, just like Brent Grimes, you can find them in free agency. You can find them in the fourth, fifth, sixth rounds obviously. I don’t think that’s particularly a position you have to have to take high."

(On his philosophy on drafting a need versus taking the best player available) – “We don’t draft vertically. We draft more horizontally. I don’t go through the board and say, ‘This guy over this guy over this guy over this guy over this guy.’ I don’t do that. I have the draft more horizontally by position (and) by round. So if you’re in a position where you have a guy at guard and you have a need at guard, he’s up there, but you have maybe two other players at the same value then you might take the guard because it’s a player of need. But you may have two or three other players that have the same value as that player, but it marries the need. The value marries the need. That’s basically how I go into it."

(On if he views Jonathan Martin as Jake Long’s replacement or if he will replace him through the Draft) –“You basically answered the question for me. There’s a lot of options still open. I’m going to let my coaching staff pretty much decide at the end of this process where Jonathan Martin plays. I think what we do have is a flexible player, a versatile player that can play left, that can play right. I think his development has been good. I think he’s got a long way to go to play right or left to be a really, really good player. That’s what we want him to be. Obviously, we have all of our options open. There’s still free agents on the street. There’s still guys in the trade market that are available and then we have the Draft that’s two weeks away that certainly we could go that route as well. Obviously, I think we’ll probably be active in maybe one of those pieces and maybe more."

(On the offensive line in the Draft and how far the position falls off after the first round in terms of quality)– “I think it depends on how many guys you have in the first round. If you only have two guys in the first round, then the second round is probably pretty strong. I think there’s a good level of guys that have a lot of experience, that can come in right away and play. And then there’s some really good players that may be a little bit further down in the Draft that have the potential to play and be really good in this league, that may not have the level of experience that you’re looking for early. I think that’s the beauty of this Draft is that there’s some at the top, there’s some second and third round that all can, at the end of maybe a year, that you have exactly what you’re looking for."

(On having ammunition to be able to trade up and how high up he could conceivably go) – “I’ve got enough ammunition to get to the first pick if I wanted to, but I don’t see myself doing that personally. I don’t know. It depends on what’s there and we haven’t gone through the process of (figuring that out) and talking to other teams at this point and seeing where we would go up or back. Right now, we’re trying to get the board right and we’re kind of grinding through the process. We’re in our second week of Draft meetings. We’ve got about six more days left to kind of finalize the board and so, at that point, we have about a week-to-10 days to kind of work the kind of the nuances of moving up (and) moving back. So we’ve got a little ways to go."

(On having five selections in the first three rounds and the options that brings)– “Yeah, you have to play out all of the options. That’s what we’re in the business to do is look at your contingencies. I can certainly sit here and say I’m going to have three players out of the five. I can certainly say I’m going to have six players out of the five. I think there are certain levels of the Draft that are really attractive to me. So I think all options are open, absolutely."

(On when he would be willing to deviate from his approach to select a player)– “When a player is still on the board high and you may have passed him by once or twice because maybe you’ve gone to a need, maybe. I’ve been in a couple of drafts where there’s a guy sitting there and it’s not particularly, it’s not a need, it’s not a must, it’s not a want. He’s just not a position that I have in my radar. So sometimes you might not draft a player that you have a high grade on. Then, you go two rounds and that guy’s still staring at you, I’m probably going to go get that guy."

(On how much his philosophy of what kind of player he would select has changed with Coach Philbin coming in)– “One of the things I liked about Joe in the interview process was that he and I see players pretty much the same. Schematically is where maybe it’s changed. Character and makeup, those things, we see very much eye-to-eye on. I’m probably a little bit more of a risk taker than maybe Joe, but we certainly see eye-to-eye. We want guys that are highly competitive. We want guys that have a specific combination of intangible ingredients that form a desired football personality. That’s absolutely what we’re trying to look for. Schematics are obviously different, maybe form a defensive line standpoint, maybe from and offensive line standpoint."

(On how the development of the tight end position has changed)– “You kind of mirror what the college game is doing right now and the college game is spreading out. So you’re getting guys that the college game is playing with. There’s not many traditional ‘Y’ big blocking tight ends that are playing with them. Certain programs have them and certainly you really study those programs that are playing with those kind of tight ends. But the tight end position all together has gotten very athletic. It’s gotten fast. It’s gotten big. It’s gotten athletic. And I think that’s made the NFL trend that way too. I think there’s some very athletic, big, fast tight ends that are making a lot of plays in this league and so I think you’ll see obviously the NFL going that way."

(On drafting core positions high and if tight ends are becoming a core position)– “It depends on your coach sometimes. It hasn’t necessarily been a core position. I think it becomes a core position when you may not have other pieces to your offense. I think you’re trying to control the middle of the field in some cases and if you don’t have kind of the horses on the outside that control the perimeters, then you certainly want to be able to control the middle of the field and, in a lot of cases, you want to be able to do both. But I wouldn’t call it an absolutely core piece."

(On if he’ll be comfortable with not having an offensive tackle by May 1)– “I feel very comfortable with Nate Garner. I feel comfortable with some of the young developmental players. Obviously, I could look at the whole offensive line in particular, we’re going to try to upgrade the offensive line as whole. Where we do it (and) how we do it, right now, we have a really good core of players with Jonathan and Richie (Incognito) and John (Jerry) and obviously (Mike) Pouncey, and I think Nate’s in that core group of guys at this point. Behind them, we have a very young group of guys that don’t have a lot of experience. So we need to add depth there. We need to add some experience. We certainly need to add some talent on the offensive line."

(On if he’s inclined to take more risks in the Draft because he has a lot of selections this year)– “I don’t want to go into it thinking that way. I really don’t. I would really kind of, more or less, to kind of go about it in the way I’ve always gone about it. I think you could think that way, that you could take a risk, but I’m still going to go into it trying to get really good football players that have a high upside that we can develop that are our kind of guys and I think, if you go into that way, then I think you’re going to come out the best way."

(On whether he wants to exit the Draft with quality or quantity) – “It depends. I mean both. You would like to have a bunch of good players. That’s what you would like to come out of it with. It depends on how the board falls. You know if the guys that you have on your board are clipping off at a fairly high rate, then you’d better go up and get what you really like. Again, the Draft falls differently every year. It’s very hard to predict how it’s going to fall. We start trying to predict how things are going to fall right about now, and we’re just now getting through the process of strategizing."

(On how he views his 30 official Draft visits) – “I think everybody does it differently, and I‘m one of those everybody. Again, I don’t have a strict philosophy about how I do it. Sometimes I’ve got a guy that I need a little bit more medical information on. Some of the guys I didn’t get a chance to visit with them at the Combine, or I did visit with them at the Combine and didn’t get the information I wanted. There’s no rhyme or reason. Some guys I have a lot of interest in, and some I guys I have no interest in at all, but there is really no rhyme or reason."

(On why he brought Manti Te’o in for an official visit) – “Well I think Manti is a good football player. We had 15 minutes with him at the combine, and so I think he is a good football player that is going to be drafted, and in that particular case, I wanted to spend some time with him. Kind of get to know a little bit more about the whole process he has been through, how he has handled it, and how he is moving forward with it."

(On whether this draft is more important than past drafts) – “Well I mean we have 11 picks, and that’s why it’s important. A lot of time, a lot of planning is put into this offseason not only just for the draft picks, but to this point to have the cap space and the draft picks in the same year, a lot of thinking and a lot of planning went into this. But the fact that we do have 11 draft picks and five in the top three rounds, that’s important. It doesn’t come around very often that you have that kind of clout in the draft. We need to take advantage of it, so it’s very important."

(On the atmosphere in the war room on draft day) – “Last year was pretty quiet. We didn’t have a lot of action early in the draft, but it can get chaotic. You have guys that have been through it before, and I’ve been in drafts where it is extremely chaotic. I’ve been in drafts with (Dallas Cowboys Owner and General Manager) Jerry, Mr. Jones, in Dallas where he is wheeling and dealing, and it can be very exciting. In our particular case, we’ve had a couple of different scenarios, and it gets really hectic when you have five minutes in-between each round. Sometimes the phone doesn’t ring until you are on the clock and you have to make a decision (snaps fingers) to trade back, or maybe another team is on the clock and you want that pick. So, I’m telling Brian (Gaine) to call and Dawn (Aponte) to call and Chris (Shea) and I’m calling, you know did you make the trade? Did you call the league? Did they get the phone call from the league? A lot of things have to happen. Did you turn the card in? So it can get pretty hectic. It’s fun, it’s an adrenaline rush no doubt about it."

(On whether he expects a similar situation this year where the majority of picks in the top 10 are traded) – “It all falls differently. Do I expect it? I think last year was a little unique, but again, we’re all in a whole different time frame at this point with the CBA and the contracts and all that. I think you can take any player, any position and there is no rhyme or reason why you do it. If there is a need and there is a conviction by the team to take any particular position, then you go up and get it. It’s not the losers curse anymore. I think it makes sense to do those things if you want the player."

(On whether he thinks he needs to address the wide receiver position early in the Draft after how the team addressed it in free agency) – “I like the unit that we have. We have some complementary skill sets that make us a lot better than we were last year. I think there are some good players at that position, but to say that I am going to be active early at that position, I can’t say at this point. I do like where our wide receiver position is obviously. Again, I think the complementary skill set is what we have been able to add to this football team, to what we already had on this football team, are very good. I think it is the strength of our football team."

(On whether he knows who he is going to pick in the first round of the Draft) – “Not exactly. It’s a little bit different this year. There are a lot of different things that I’m playing through my head right now that Joe (Philbin) and I are talking about. There are still a couple positions that we haven’t actually talked about in our meetings yet. I’ve sent Joe off to watch different guys and said, ‘hey let’s get back together.’ So this is the time we bring our coaches back and try to marry what we see as a personnel department to what our coaches see and the schematics of where they are at. I have a pretty good idea of three or four guys that I am looking at, absolutely."

(On what Jonathan Martin needs to do to be the starting left tackle) – “I think the offseason for Jonathan is important. You know just getting stronger and getting his technique, his use of hands, (getting) his punch down properly, the timing of his punch. Skill set is not a problem. This guy’s got great feet and he's big enough. He needs to work on some anchor, but he needs to be more consistent with some of the things he is going to see. You’re going up against probably the best athlete per pound on the football field in the right defensive end or right outside linebacker. So, you’ve got to be on your game when you’re playing left tackle in this league. He just needs to work on his consistency."

(On Brent Grimes’ health and when he expects him to be ready) – “We did our due diligence obviously with a guy coming off an Achilles injury. I personally am qualified as Dr. Ireland at this point. I studied a lot on just the particular injury itself. I certainly like the player. I talked to our doctors, talked to his surgeon or had my people talk to his surgeon, and I think he is in a really good place right now. I don’t want to make any time tables because I don’t know exactly what we’re doing with him when he gets in the building. I know he's doing really well and he's almost to the point, in his mind, where he's ready to participate in the offseason program, but to say when he is going to be 100% or anything like that, I’d have to see him move around a little bit."

(On whether Grimes’ injury impacts what the team’s needs are) – “I feel good about him. I feel very good about him right now."

(On whether he is aware of the fact that a lot of players he has picked in the second and third rounds of past drafts are no longer on the team and whether that affect the way he drafts) – “Well I am aware of it. You guys keep me aware of it quite often. I don’t take any different than the way I’ve always gone into it. I’m going to put the board up the way I put it up. I have different aspects of the draft room itself to try and help improve that process. One is my head coach. Brian Gaine is a little more involved in this process. So, obviously you are trying to upgrade the room and the dynamics of the room. Certainly I haven’t changed too much in regard to picking players. I have been doing it a long time now."

(On how the volatility of the top 10 picks impacts the Dolphins at pick 12) – “I wouldn’t say it’s volatile. I think there are a lot of different scenarios. I think last year, in comparison, you knew where one, two and three were going to go. You obviously had Andrew Luck and you had the Washington Redskins trading up to that pick (number 2 overall) and you knew who they were going to pick, so that’s two off the board right away. I think there is a lot more confidential information right now in the clubs. I don’t think anybody has just come out and said who they’re taking or anything like that. Nobody has shown their hand yet, which is good. That’s the way we all want it to be honest with you."

(On how valuable it is to find a true press corner in the draft and how deep the cornerback class is) – “Well it depends what kind of scheme that you run whether it’s important to get a press corner. We don’t play a ton of press, but we do play a lot of man-to-man. There is a difference. So, is it extremely important that we get a guy who plays 90% press? No it’s not, but it’s important that the guy we draft can play man-to-man. But also, we play some zone and we play some off-man. Off-man is very difficult. There is a different skill set to that, so finding a guy that can have a pretty good skill set that is not strictly one thing or the other is important."

(On whether he wants to continue to address offensive line high in the draft after committing so many high draft picks to the position in the past) – “If I get another (Mike) Pouncey and another Jake Long I would do it every draft. Those kinds of guys are pretty darn good. I wish I had a whole team full of Mike Pouncey’s and Jake Long’s to be honest with you. Those guys are really good players. They are productive; I know what I’m getting every single day with the guys. Particularly, I’m not going to pigeon hole myself just to take an offensive lineman. I think we have a couple other positions that we might go after obviously. I think there is going to be a good player for us. I’m excited about going into this draft."


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Odinseye....I like that theory...it sounds feasible...if Ireland can find the swapping partners..
exactly which picks it costs for the trade-up depends whether or not he values Lane Johnson highly enough, or whether he is forced to go after Fisher (I already know your opinion of Lane)..but I like the idea of getting back into round 1 for a shot at Warmack...nice trick if he can do it!

Fun and excitement every week is all I'm looking for by scoring pts. I don't want to grind it out every week and leave it up to the kicker. I'm a fan of offense and want a team people can't bear not to watch every Sunday. No need to get too excited about CB, DE and S too early in the draft.

I'm off like a Sanchize / Tim Tebow pass.


Pay Attention,

You know you have ONLY Talked About Dashi Since You Got Here!!

Your Sole Purpose Wasn't To Write Something. It Was To Commentate On Dashi!!

My Original Comment Wasn't Even That CRITICAL!! Or Overly Optimist.

Dashi Didn't Trade Up. Dashi Didn't Trade Down. Wasn't Expecting Ireland To HAVE HIS BEST DRAFT YET!! Even though it is year 2 with Philbin, and Ireland has 11 Picks In the Draft, 5 In The First 85!!


With The Biggest Questions Answered Going Into The Draft. QB, MLB, WR, and CB.

3 Starters At Positions Of Need. 2 On The O-line.

This poster with the superiority complex now thinks I come here to talk to only him. Wow, not even Donald Trump has an ego that big. He disregards my other posts and only harps on me for disagreeing with him. There is such a thing as agree to disagree.

Right now it's nothing but a guessing game anyway. Hopefully the blog will be more interesting on draft day.

Come on Troll Boy!

You were the one crying this morning about people not talking football. Then you proceed to harass multiple posters all day long over irrelevant things like spelling, grammar, etc, etc.....ad nauseam.

So this is your LIFE and your big chance to shine......GREAT!

Ya think you could be a little less of a hypocrite in so doing?


I'm sure you saw the 80's Fouts lead Chargers teams and of course the Marino lead Fins teams. There has to be some defensive balance or you will simply lose 42-45 and still win or lose on the strength of a Kicker.

Tavon Austin is one of the players I could definitely rally behind. I just think when Ireland went after so much at WR/TE in FA, he signaled he would not go there (WR) early in an overkill situation. Just my opinion.


Dashi....maybe I am out of bounds here, but why don't you just choose "ignore"? It makes life so much less complex, and leaves time for more cerebral pursuits.

Rob....I feel we need another Rb, TE and WR, but where exactly they come from I haven't a clue. Someone said earlier that JI is playing this draft very close to the vest; I agree. None of us will know until draft day which direction he will go. And that's what makes it all the more fun. Can hardly wait. But in the meantime, it's always interesting to toss around all the possibilities. That's what makes sports so fantastic; you can win and you can lose, you can speculate and be wrong or right, but in the end, it's not a matter of life and death. It's Dolphin football, and it's supposed to be enjoyable. Go Dolphins!!!!

Your actually going to pretend you have the right to critique ANYONE-ROTFLMAO! Style and Maturity wise? That's RICH coming from **YOU**.

Yep, here's Troll Boy after whining this morning about people NOT talking Football.

He continues on to make a total hypocrite of himself, like somebody has to live up to his so-called standards.

Of course, last night he was talking about pimping out underage boys!

Now suddenly, he's a high and mighty English Expert.......on a Sports Blog-LOL! Forget the fact that his comments and critiques are inconsequential to the football related points being debated.

Matter of fact, shortly after crying about OTHERS not talking Football, he himself has managed to avoid the subject almost COMPLETELY!

Facts are Facts, checks the last few pages for any proof you need.

Armando......C'mon Man! SERIOUSLY.........?

Rob I am of the belief you can still do both no matter who they select first. The defense needs the least for this year so they should probably get the least in the draft. The defense has already been upgraded with LBers, Grimes and Vaughn. Don't have to get a single player on that side of the ball and we still should be better.


That Theory Would Be Crazy, Even By Dashi Standard!!

I would Love To have 2 First Rounders.

I Don't Know If I Would Use Them On Linemen. Maybe.

L.Jockel and J.Cooper. Or L.Johnson And Cooper.

If I Had To Chose Linemen. And It Is Almost Like Pulling Hairs. It Is More What Your Offense Runs, Than Overall Talent.

I would Pick L.Johnson Over E.Fisher.

And J.Cooper Over C.Warmack.

L.Johnson Ran A System That Is Similar To What The Dolphins Run. A No-Huddle Zone Blocking Scheme, That Spreads It Out.

E.Fisher Never Seen Him Or His Team Play. Not Even In Bowl Season. That Doesn't Sound Like A First Rounder To Me.

J.Cooper was Recruited By B.Davis and Molded By Him For 2 Seasons. UNC was Stockpiling Talent Under Davis, Until The Investigation Started. And Cooper Has Pouncey Like Qualities To Him. Super Athletic With Good Size.

Warmack Played For Saban and Had E.Lacy Running Behind Him. A RB That Hits The Hole Quick and Picks The Right Hole. Makes An Average OG Look Good and A Good OG Look Great.

People Would Rather Be Blocked By Warmack Than Get Run Over By E.Lacy. Ask Te'o. Or J.Jones.

Dumb As Snot Hanging Idle

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that post you associated to me was not me, no matter how much you'd like to think so. I do agree with it fully though.

Another post that wasn't me that I fully agree with is:
you can (probably) do better | April 14, 2013 at 04:42 PM

Posted by: Pay attention | April 14, 2013 at 04:56 PM

You're DuMMer Than Snot if you think anyone is going to believe THAT!

You whined about people not talking Ball. So VIRTUALLY EVERYONE stuck very close to the subject. Matter of fact, there were some good conversations getting started.

Then of course, you and your hypocritical bullshyt strikes again.

C'mon Man, don't you EVER do ANYTHING besides ruining this Blog? Get a Life you Loser and before you start up with:

"Duh - That wasn't me, it was the Fake ALoco", go back and check the record. It's all there in Black and White.

God Have Mercy - Pssssssssssssssssssfpt!!!!

Have you been to the chat rooms that have the ignore button? One of my favorite tech tools ; wish it could work on a blog.......

Ok I want to draft the top guard in the draft either cooper or warmack I'm giving cooper the edge we can get a tackle later in the draft and also slide Jerry to Rt . I have made up my mind

I feel the same way we need another TE, RB and WR. These are the guys that score and we are really thin at RB and TE. Although I believe Miller is the guy he is unproven and it hurts nothing to add to the RB stable considering how much Thomas has been hurt and ineffective.

We must fix the line. For once and for all

Rob sounds like your a Tavon fan me too. That guy is great...just watch some video of that guy. I'd take him in the first..you never get a second chance to draft his kind of talent.

Posted by: dadsmithwest | April 14, 2013 at 05:20 PM

"....just watch some video of that guy."

Nooooooooooooooo! Don't do it-LOL!

I've tried to not like Tavon Austin, at least not as a high first round pick. Mostly because of his size and durability concerns.

But OMG! Turn on some tape of that guy and MOST will change their mind VERY quickly.

I still think that there's just no way Ireland/Philbin goes after Austin. Having said that, watch some tape of this guy and see if he doesn't remind you of a mix between Mark Clayton and Barry Sanders!

Then with double picks in 2 and 3 we get our playmakers de,te,cb,wr,RB

Sorry guys, for whatever reason you are indeed mistaking my identity for someone else. Believe it or don't believe it, as you wish.

Whoever else you are referring to is not me. One of those posters you accused me of being I even said I agreed with it, so no need for a different name, but it still was not me.

It seems there is some kind of soap opera going on here. I wan't nothing to do with it. Count me out.

No one cares get over it dude



But Every time. And One thing is to Nitpick Dashi's Argument. You can do that all you want. I Know I'm Not Perfect!!


Don't ever point out something in the Trolltards writing. Or that You are Right and He is Wrong. The Grammar God Thinks He Knows ALL!!

He Loves Blaming Things On SEMANTICS!!

Dashi Says 3. He Says 2!!

Dashi Says Specially. He Says Especially!!

It Probably Is Because I Speak In English and He Speaks With English.

We have 11 choices . I love it

I have seen enough of carpenter also lets say goodbye

I am high on Barrett jones too he's solid

Odinseye...LOL..that's damn funny. That guy is awesome and he's got the kind of talent you just don't get the opportunity to draft very often. His stats are staggering so hie production is quite the projection I see from a lot of the top of the draft. I'm gonna be heartbroken if he ends up on the Jets or Bills.

I am certain we will acquire a lot of well needed talent to our roster so beware New England

Nice waaaaaay outside the box thinking. I do think a lesser hybrid version of what you are thinking may work.

Stay put and take G Cooper at 12 and then get Fluker, Armstead or Watson later.


Posted by: Rob in OC | April 14, 2013 at 05:41 PM

Ok, I admit it, I got **A LITTLE** carried away-LOL(sheepish blush).

I can't help it Man, it's almost draft day!

PS: I really like Armstead when looking for a later pick up.

Do You Think Dashi Cares If You Are Troll #1 Or Troll#2?

You Are Acting Like One, So You Will Be Referred To As Such!!

* Sorry. His stats are staggering and his production is NOT quite the projection as most of the other guys are at the top of the draft.

People who use the word dude typically don't get much.

Posted by: Pay attention | April 14, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Certainly seems to be more than one person you're referring to so no idea why you seem to think it's me (or any 'singular' entity). Not the case, dude.
Posted by: you can (probably) do better | April 14, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Two different people or split personality....you tell me.

We must give tannehill time to throw,we must also run the ball effectively ,both thing start up front remeber we now have weapons


It makes life so much less complex, and leaves time for more cerebral pursuits.

Posted by: Buster | April 14, 2013 at 05:53 PM

I know I'm guilty as SIN when it comes to choosing "Ignore".

But I can still give credit where credit is due.


I like Barrett Jones in the 2nd or 3rd. That guy has played almost every position on the line. Read below this guy is very good and very underrated.

Jones started 49 of the past 53 games, earning action at right guard (25 starts), center (14) left tackle (10)...sounds pretty darn versatile.

Despite earning first-team All-SEC honors (and third-team All-American accolades by the Associated Press) in 2010 while at right guard, Jones was asked to move to the all-important blind-side tackle position in 2011 and starred there. He earned the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman as well as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy (SEC's top offensive lineman) and was a consensus All-American.

Wallace-hartline-bess-Gibson-Mathews- Keller-clay. Miller-?-Thomas- lane that's a pretty good head start and we are not done adding to our arsenel

I think Stedman Bailey would fit quite nicely

Tannehill sux. He's worse then Henne ever was.

Troll alert troll alert troll alert

Odin..lol....keep working on it....since virtue comes with aging...lololol

Zonk sux more then his mom and sister have combined

Henne was mever rated 30th like Tannehill is.

I wouldn't mind as some have suggested if we used our extra picks to double up on o-lineman. The only thing is we've been down that road before with little success.

I still wouldn't rule out a trade or another free agent signing on the o-line.

We still have other needs in the draft like CB and depth at RB and we have several starters with one year contracts, so I don't see us trading away too many picks.

And Odin...thanks for the notariety..

btw...does that title come with any perks...like a chance to win a field pass sweepstakes, courtesy of Armando, for a pre-season game or something???

no?...how bout dinner for two at Shulas...

still no way?....okay then ..how bout an autographed picture from Crash Jensen ?

yo...how'd you know I was gonna have soup?

..can you pick winners at the track like that?

while we're at it....pick a number..any number from 1 to 10....

Zonk tosses midgets salad

It seems there is some kind of soap opera going on here. I wan't nothing to do with it. Count me out.

Posted by: Pay attention | April 14, 2013 at 06:26 PM

If you're not "That Guy", my apologies. But there is a Soap Opera going on here, a ONE MAN Soap Opera.

Instead of counting any real posters out, **SOMEONE(Ahem)** needs to count HIM out!

I'm just tired of it and tired of the way he continually tries to ruin the Blog. Today is a good example, the Blog was cruising along sticking to football. But you could see the constant attempts to disrupt the football talk which a bunch of ridiculous garbage.

The guy even knows he's not wanted here, but.........24/7 without fail(big sigh)....

life IS BEAUTIFUL ............


WE HAVE MONEY,FOOD AND LOVE .................



Steelers match the offer for Sanders. I think I would have took the compensatory 3rd rder but whatever at least the Patsies didn't get who they wanted.



It Probably Is Because I Speak In English and He Speaks With English.

Posted by: Dolphin Artificial Super Human Intelligence | April 14, 2013 at 06:27 PM

Dumb As Snot Hanging Idle,

You commenting on the English of others is beyond preposterous. All your school teachers should be fired for passing you. You have no concept of elementary school basic sentence structure or grammar.

You are seriously delusional....and apparently beyond repair.

Only a fool would continue to respond to you. I am not a fool. So the next time you think it is me, you can be sure that it isn't.

still no way?....okay then ..how bout an autographed picture from Crash Jensen ?

Posted by: Buster | April 14, 2013 at 06:58 PM


I could get you an autographed bottle Of Jack Daniels. Courtesy of an Old Wanna Be Rock Star.

Of course the Bottle would be at least Half empty.......or Half Full........I think........maybe.

Bottom's Up!!!!

ACOS ...I hear ya cuz....Heaven help the soupees...

okay...gonna go have my soup...laters

Here is a twist on the #12 pick, assuming we pick there. We hear OT, CB, S, WR, DE, TE...the consensus seems to be we need to address all of those areas, yet it may be a slight reach for any of them there, unless someone unexpectedly falls.

It seems to me there may be no wrong pick at 12. Ireland easily will have 4 players available that are areas of need. They all might be rated lower than 12, but it won't make sense to pick what we don't need as much either.

It may be very hard to be disappointed with our #12 pick, and that is a good thing.

I'm still hoping pass rusher although I know they think Vernon has upside and we still have a huge hole at OT.

I would love to see Ansah or Damontre Moore opposite Wake. Okafor in the 2nd rd could be a possibilty as well.

I don't get DE at 12 really. We just drafted Vernon. He showed promise. It looks like he has tons of upside. Do you draft another DE and leave Vernon on the bench most of the game? Don't you have to give your picks a chance to develop?

Hi ALoco.
You are a MORON!

I hope Vernon ends up being a beast. It just seems to me if he had so much upside you couldn't have kept him off the field.

It is definatley still early though and Vernon appears to have a high motor. You can't help but to like his enthusiasm.

Are these mocks around here about the Players that you like or about those that you think Ireland will draft? There is a difference, you know.

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