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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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Aloco, why don't you ask Armando if I'm YG? Come on chump, go for it. I'll wait!

You're like Home now. Your only relevance is your irrelevance.

Mark,

That makes sense and I could see that going down. The "value" is later in this draft (how the f they determine that is beyond me, just a guess really), so Miami might be willing to move back. Also you have the Ireland Dallas connection. Cowboys need secondary help. Seems to work.

Though I wouldn't expect it do get done before the Dolphins are on the clock. If a top T/G slips to 12 I'm pretty sure that is the pick.


You guys se Odinstanks temper-tantrum this morning From 1:30 till 5 AM, Must have een another long night at work huh?


Well, it's time for Single Dad to get the Kids on the Bus and get some sleep!

I HATE working nights(LOL). I miss out on all the Day-Timers!!!!

Good Morning Vietnam!!!!

Posted by: odinseye | April 11, 2013 at 07:25 AM


Oindouche, You are with-out a doubt the biggest waste of a human being.

Posted by: Bark Odin,Bark. | April 12, 2013 at 09:50 AM


What temper tantrum? He posted about football all night. Something you should try sheesh.

Pot, kettle = troll. You all know the routine.

I'm a little shocked that Odin's awake at this time, He must have to walk to his kids bus stop to pick them up.
OdinDouche, I take it your walking to there bus stop, What city/state would let a guy with 10 DUIs drive?

bobbyD12,

Yeah Long was terrible. He got beat by the washed up Shawne Merrimen in the Thursday nighter. He's done as far as I can tell. He definitely wasn't better then Pouncey last year.

lol.... I AM BACK FROM WORK......

YOU WERE TALKING TO (( FAKE ALOCO ))....

Guys I've found out who Odin really is..

JUST check out this web-site...

http://www.monkeygumbo.com/wee/news/henryearl/henry_header.gif

Long is still a million times better than anything we have at OT

Odin,

You asked about Yeatman the other night and I wasn't up to reply. Here is an interesting interview with him. He talks about being a lacrosse player and switching from TE to LT.
There have been other things

http://www.miamidolphins.com/media/videos/Will-Yeatman-With-The-Finsiders/16789c56-ed5e-4e09-8b93-8c594e5455d7
And this,

Coach Joe Philbin is "excited" about third-year OT Will Yeatman.
"We have a chance to really kind of sink our teeth in with him," Philbin said. "I think he might have some position flexibility. I think he’s athletic enough. He might be able to go to the right side. He might be able to go to the left side. He can move." A converted tight end, Yeatman stands a realistic shot at a roster spot because the Fins' zone scheme plays to his strengths. Mar 31 - 9:47 AM
Source: Boston Globe

My brother has a boyfriend. He calls him Maria, but his real name is Mario.

I don't really understand it, but according too my brother, Mario is a pro when it comes to Meatballs.

TO BE

OR

NOT TO BE

As long as he is happy.

((BUFFET OF TEABAGS))

Philbin invited Shula for a visit this week. Shula also got to see the inside of the practice bubble for the first time since it was built.

This is great. I always thought that it was the strangest thing that the former coaching staffs here totally ignored Shula. In the strangest way this never seemed right. Maybe, this could be directly related to the strange string of "bad luck" this franchised has experienced post Shula era.

I absolutely love the way Philbin directly and publically acknowledges Shula. It now gives me the strangest feeling things are now about to turn around.

Wow Odin, Your Black?
Never saw that coming.

My brother has a boyfriend. He calls him Maria but his name is really Mario.

I don't understand it, but according to my brother, he's a whiz with Meatballs.

TO BE

OR

NOT TO BE

AS LUNG AS HE IS HAPPY

((BUFFET OF TEABAGS))

Or sould we just call you Henry?

I would love to see coach Philbin invite Shula in for a few live practices this year. I believe his mere presence there will be awe inspiring and could be a "secret weapon" in getting at least 2 tough victories this year.

How ironic would it be having past greatness meeting oncoming present greatness. Im lost for words to describe how seeing the Philbin/Shula connect makes me feel.

I'll try, and begin by saying: "Something Very Special".

If were reposting odins posts don't forget this one.


Look at the last hour of this blog.

Nice work Monkey Boy, now tell us again how you're not a dimwitted degenerate.

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Posted by: odinseye | April 11, 2013 at 12:55 AM


(My guess is that he was ZINGING from a blast off the ole Meth Pipe when he posted that one.) This idiot can't even count to.........wait......wait for it.........he can't even count to: A HALF HOUR!!!!

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Posted by: odinseye | April 12, 2013 at 02:16 AM


Posted by: Rebollo | April 12, 2013 at 02:06 PM

LOL.

It Occures to me(Maybe others too) But when odin shows up so do the so called "Trolls"..
Maybe the best thing to do is have Armando ban Odin for a month or two, I'am sure the trolls will leave too.
Just a thought.

Another Forum ruined by Armandos trained monkey.

Odin handed him his ass two nights ago and he still whimpering about it. And odin isn't even here. Go get your man crush odin and the two of you get a room.

Get off the blog you retread


Another Forum ruined by Armandos trained monkey.

Odin handed him his ass two nights ago and he still whimpering about it. And odin isn't even here. Go get your man crush odin and the two of you get a room.

Get off the blog you retread

Posted by: Editor In Chief | April 12, 2013 at 02:17 PM

Look Odin, just STFU and disappear already.

Posted by: Just Passing By. | April 12, 2013 at 02:15 PM

Trying to deflect blame? Odin doesn't get out of bed till 4.00. just like every other day you ruin the blog all by yourself

JUST FYI

YOU APOLOGIZE AND MAKE UP WIFF THE GREAT ODUN. HE MAKE GREAT FOOTBALL KNUWLUDGE AND EAT AT BUGER KINK WITH THE HOTTY.

TO HAVE BEEN

OR

NUT TO HAVE BEEN

((BUFFET OF BUFFOONS))

JUST FYI

WHY YOU NOT ANSWER THE GOOD POSTERS HERE AND TELL EVERYONE WHY YOU HATE FLORIDA WOMAN?

((BUFFET OF BOYTOYS))

LOL even Aloco's Retarded Twin Brother dogs out this inbred cretin.

Why not, they have the same mentality levels.

Apparently the troll has ruined one two many blogs here. By my count there is not one person here that would care if you fell of the face of the earth.

On the contrary, it sounds like they wish you would. You made your bed troll now lie in it.

Armando a little help here? Please.

odin has the troll jumping through hoops and he's not even here. Now that's some funny sheet.

Maybe this will get back to football shortly.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/12/report-mathieu-told-nfl-coaches-he-failed-more-than-10-drug-tests/

Don't believe reports that claim Ireland isn't interested in Lane Johnson. Don't believe anything you here this time of year.

Especially if it comes out of the mini-trolls mouth.

The troll isn't gone. At this very moment he's digging through last Junes archives. Desperately searching for some more blog wrecking material.

How pitiful his existence must be lol

He is gone. He THOUGHT odin was here and ran.

Can you imagine if Don Shula or any other Dolphin greats ever happened to read Armando's stuff? Can you then picture them scrolling down the comments?

Thanks to the troll, they would never talk to any of us and probably never return.

Thanks again Turd Troll.

You ever have a turd that keeps floating around your toilet bowl no matter how many times you flush it?

No matter what you do it just won't go away. Stanking and polluting up everything.

Yep! That's our Troll.

Football is hardly discussed with this crowd go on facebook and chat about ur personal dislike of each other and leave this site for ppl that want to talk football u pricks.

The draft can not come fast enough maybe then ppl on this ite will talk about that instead who's a troll or the better fan blah blah blah.

As you can see Odin is my Dog while I feed him treats to perform..
Play dead Odin, Roll over old boy//
LOL, Odin is the simplest of simpletons.
Now go fetch me my paper boy.
Good boy.

Haha, Bobby and still people clamour for this guy. I keep telling people, he's a loser. A complete waste of time - not even a free agent invite if I had my way ...


Haha, Bobby and still people clamour for this guy. I keep telling people, he's a loser. A complete waste of time - not even a free agent invite if I had my way ...

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | April 12, 2013 at 03:03 PM


Mark, Aer you talking about Odindouche?

Tannehill will be running for his life without Jake Long. Remember how Long didnt play the last game of the season and Tannehill got SHUT OUT!

LMFAO @ more troll horseshlt. Long was ranked 23 out of 37 LTs. He wasn't even middle of the pack, he was lower. Long is gone, the Dolphins are better

It's almost time for Mando to do his annual spring cleaning on this blog. It happens every year during the off-season; the trolls get brave and try to take over, then they're banned and have to come back under other names...if they're allowed back at all. This usually occurs once the draft starts and the longtime posters want to talk Dolphin's football. They don't want to put up with the troll's foolishness and begin to complain to Armando. And, he starts monitoring the blog a little closer. Then, it's banishment for the trolls.

So, take note, trolls...you're time's limited!

Bobby, they may be better after the draft but right now they are not and they will most likely be better by using a higher pick. Considering we have all this cap room (still) i did and still do support re-signing jake Long. he's not what he once was but he would've worked at LT and allowed us to use the first pick elsewhere without debate. I know they tried to re-sign him but StL's offer was higher (not by much) and the prick took the money and ran. So much for making $60M as an unproven OT buying you some goodwill to get a discount on the next contract.

I am disappointed in Jake character wise. he isn't who i thought he was ..

Mark in Toronto, I'm glad he is gone and I bet after this year with the Rams so will everyone else His skill set declined and he hasn't finished the last two years. We need someone who will play 16 games PLUS. You can't have an OT playing 1/2 year and isn't there for the playoffs. We will be better off in the long run

Wow,

How Far Are You Going To Go?

This Troll Is The Most Deflective Sociopathic Insecure Person That I Have Ever seen.

He Hates All Women, And Can't Get Over Incessantly Posting About Odin.

Why Do You care what Everyone Thinks About Someone Else?

You Act Like A Scorned Lover.

If We All Take A Vote. It Would Be You That we Get Rid Of.

Odin Posts About Football.

YG Posts About Football.

Dashi Posts About Football.

Craig M Posts About Football.

But YOU AND YOUR 1,000,001 Names Only Posts About Other Posters. Or Some Ignorant Racist Stuff.

Wow! My FIRST post of the day and Monkey Boy has been talking to me for hours-ROTFLMAO! He's starting to see me everywhere. I'm here Monkey Boy, I'm there! I'm just around that next dark corner!

WATCHOUT MONKEY TROLL!!!! LMAO!

Anyways, I agree with the earlier poster about Lane Johnson and which "Reports/Rumors" you can believe this time of year. Don't believe any of it.

I think Johnson is right there with Fisher(you have to consider the talent levels he played against. Not just his TEST numbers). Same for Johnson, I rate him only slightly behind Joeckel.

Mark In Toronto, I have to agree with you totally on Tyrann Mathieu. You have to be **Monkey Troll Stupid** to jeopardize and NFL career because of Marijuana!

I mean, it's not like it was Heroin and he couldn't "Kick it". Put it away and get that NFL money. Then kick back later on in the rocking chair and smoke up all that money!

This Boy has to be as dumb as Troll Boy. No thanks, I wouldn't trust either one of them with a bottle of turpentine-Duh! Let alone and NFL contract-LOL!

TGIF!!!!

One Of Ireland's Greatest Gift For This Blog and All Dolphin Fans. Is The Team Success This Season.

We Will Finally Be Able To Get Rid Of The Troll.

Notice This Offseason, He Has To Stick To Personal Attacks To Survive.

What Happened To The Obsessive Matt Moore Is The Starter Buffoonery?

Or Draft Matt Barkley?

Yeah, You Are Running Out Off Ignorant Blasphemous One Liners.

Can't Talk Trash About S.Ross. And After The Draft You Won't Even Be Able To Talk Trash about Ireland.

I Wanted You Gone During The Season Last year. But As Long As You Are Gone. I'll Be Happy. The Blog Will Be Happy.

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And On Your Ex Don't Worry. I Have Her Busy With A Brain Buster.

She Can't Decide What To Do.

Just Saying,

Nice post at 3:51. The Monkey Troll will claim your me, but who cares. He does that every time somebody calls his "Woman Hating Ass" OUT!

Thanks All for the Anti-Troll posts today Guys. This Puke needs to go and Armando needs to see how many of us are sick of him.

Tracy had a Good Post above too, and I agree, The TrollTards days are numbered.

Now go ahead Troll Tard, jump through my Hoop and try telling everyone that all these posts are from just one person! We know better.

You Fvck with the Bull you get the HORN-ROTFLMAO!

Odin, it's not only the character flaws - he also doesn't take his athelticism seriously. he does nothing all year, with only the combine to prove himself and he lifts 7 times. SEVEN! How about using some of that football time and enrolling into one of those athletic academies and proving to the football teams that you may be turning the corner?? No, he just shows up as the perennial slacker he was in college. Forget him, there are a lot of other guys who made as many plays as him in college and actually want this ...

The Midget From LSU Failed More Than 10 Drug Test.

He Only Played College Ball For 2 Years.

Did He Fail Every Test?

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/12/dolphins-books-dont-paint-a-pretty-picture/

How Can Ross Be Cheap When He Is Spending Money While The Team loses Money?

Toronto,

I don't get the love for Jake Long. He's gotten worse each of the last 3 years. He was once, arguably the best LT in football but the past 2 years he's injured before the year even gets going. His body isn't holding up and whether his play slipped because of injury or just because of wear and tear and his skills aren't the same, he's just not reliable week in and out. St. Louis payed for a player they HOPE can regain his form. That's foolish money spent if you ask me. I'd rather see a rookie come in and struggle and get paid what he gets paid then Long leave little flexability in cap room and play the way he has the past 2 seasons. What have you done for me lately?

Like they always say its better to get rid of him a year early then a year too late.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/12/report-mathieu-told-nfl-coaches-he-failed-more-than-10-drug-tests/

Not Only Did He Fail Over 10 Drug Test.

Look At This Nugget That Idiot Dropped.

"Mathieu has acknowledged that for much of his college football career he put his love of marijuana ahead of his love of football. But he now says he has not used marijuana or any other drugs since October, and that he’s done using marijuana for good. The NFL team that drafts Mathieu will need to be convinced that he’s telling the truth."

So He Hasn't Used Any Other Drug Since October. Meaning He admits To Smoking/Doing More Than Weed Consistently.

I Wouldn't Want Him On My Team Because He Is A Good College Player, Horrible Pro Type Player. P.White, P.Warrick, R.Bush.

The Fins Won't/Shouldn't Even Look At Him Because He Is A Self Professed Junky!!

Mark,

Agreed, I will literally hurl if I hear his name on Draft Day!

I think a Guy as talented as Deon Sanders can get away with......ummm......putting forth less than 100% effort.

But believe me, Mathieu ain't no Deon Sanders! This Kid is blowing it big time. In the very BEST CASE scenario, I see him as a VERY poor man's Pac Man Jones!

Odin,

I Like L.Johnson Over E.Fisher, Just Because The Competition They Played.

Oklahoma Played Better Teams Than Central Michigan.

Jake Long is injured like Drew Brees was injured. This franchise always gets this stuff wrong. Neither the Rams nor the Dolphins would've made any offer if he was so damaged. Watch. Another Ireland blunder.

The Fins Are Still Interested In J.Abraham.

Something You DE Fanatics Will Love.

Also, Meaning The Fins Won't Put That High Priority On DE's In The Draft.

Because We Haven't Even Heard The Fins Publicly Say They Are Still Interested In Winston.

Monte,

No Jake Long was injured as in Tony Boselli injured. Brees was great in San Diego, got hurt on the last game of the year and teams had to rely on their medical staffs to determine if he would ever be the same. Miami failed there.

Long on the other hand has torn a biceps and triceps in each of the past 2 years. Injuries that are known to be recurring and in the mean time has played very inconsistent and you could make the argument he was the most overpaid player in the league last year. He was terrible and exposed in too many games to the point he looked like a shell of his former self.


Now go ahead Troll Tard, jump through my Hoop and try telling everyone that all these posts are from just one person! We know better.

You Fvck with the Bull you get the HORN-ROTFLMAO!

Posted by: odinseye | April 12, 2013 at 04:04 PM


Stank, soon Armando will ban you so you can Pollute antother bloh.
Dude these more people onnbhere that hate your delusional posts then myself, My count is about 30, Though there may be more..
Odin, Your the Adolf Hitler of the blog..

D.Brees Had A Bad Shoulder. Once!!

Jake Has Been Constantly Injured The Past 2 Seasons.

N.Saban Doesn't Want To Admit It Because It Will Show His True Ignorance. He Chose Culpepper Over Brees Because DC Was Bigger.

And Before You R.Wilson Fans Say An Asinine Statement.

D.Brees Was A Great College QB. And Already Had A Good NFL Track Record.

Remember Saban Also Passed On A.Rodgers For R.Brown. When We Still Had Ricky On The Roster.

What about Lane Johnson and the SUPPOSED reports that Ireland/Philbin don't like him?

Does anyone believe any of this? Do you think it's a smokescreen?

I don't see how anyone can put Fisher that far ahead of Johnson to be honest. Fisher looks great, the combine, the Senior Bowl, it's all good. But he did build his career on less then stellar competition. I won't hold that against him, you can only play who they line up against you.

But it seems to me that people are giving Fisher credit for his TEST results and down playing Johnson for his.

I'm not buying any of it. I think it's a smokescreen. I predict that when push actually comes to shove, Johnson goes ahead of Fisher.

Dashi @ 4:18,

Great Minds Think Alike-lol!

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