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Studying the Vonta Leach situation

No, I'm not totally back yet. I still have a couple more days of vacation left. But I have some information I've shared with my followers on twitter -- you should follow me @ArmandoSalguero -- that I believe should be here as well.

Regarding Vonta Leach:

1. Today is a big day because it marks the first in which Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland is expected back at work after his vacation in, among other places, Australia. That return to work means he's able to actually talk to Leach agent Ralph Vitolo and negotiate a deal for the veteran if he's so inclined. The two have exchanged some text messages in the time both were on holiday during the past few weeks, but with training camp opening in less than a week and both sides at work, the stage is set for something to happen.

2. Is something going to happen at all? Well, the Dolphins want Leach for the right price. And Leach wants the Dolphins for the right price. (Isn't that always the case?) The Dolphins have made no secret of the fact coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman seriously want Leach for an offense that could use some veteran leadership and also needs an upgrade at fullback. Leach wants to play in Miami because he sees the Dolphins as an up-and-coming team that has a chance to challenge for the playoffs this year, assuming everything goes well. Leach, by the way, also has a good sense of the Dolphins system. That should not be a problem.

3. So what do the sides want from each other? Well, the Dolphins don't want to spend a ton on Leach. Nobody does with fullbacks anymore. The position players there are endangered species. But for the Dolphins it means superior lead blocking and experienced pass blocking on early downs. That's important because presumed starting halfback Lamar Miller is inexperienced and could use some veteran help. It's important because any help the Dolphins can give LT Jonathan Martin on early passing downs with Leach blocking in the backfield on pass plays is good. It's important because Leach can be a stabilizing figure in the huddle. He's been there and done that. For Leach, he wants the opportunity of making one last solid contract. I've reported he wants a two- or three-year deal. He doesn't want a one-year deal because he wants some sort of stability. He likes the idea of being a leader. He likes the coaches and has a comfort level with them.

4. So what can get in the way? Well, Leach has a standing offer to return to the Ravens if he wishes. My sense is it's a low-budget offer and that's the reason he hasn't taken it. He wants to do better. But, the Ravens loom nonetheless because they are comfortable for Leach, familiar to Leach, they're defending Super Bowl champions, and they're proven. I remind everyone the Ravens have this way of swooping in at the last minute and re-signing players they value. Yes, they've lost talent this offseason due to cap constraints, but they have a way of pulling surprise moves  -- witness the Elvis Dumervil signing.

5. What does it all mean? The Dolphins have been trying to get better across the board at every position this offseason. They are clearly not thrilled with the work of Jovorskie Lane last year to the extent they can afford to offer him no training camp competition. If they sign Leach, Lane is in trouble. Leach would be the presumed starter and Lane's only chance of making the team is if Leach is a bust during camp or gets injured. Simply, Lane was inconsistent as a rookie. His weight, his knowledge of his assignments, his execution ... all inconsistent. It wasn't terrible. But the Dolphins simply want a chance to upgrade.

So we'll see what happens on this front ... See you later in the week. 

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E.Lacy Will Also Have A Better Rookie Season Than M.Ingram And T.Richardson.


Posted by: Dashi | July 16, 2013 at 02:57 PM


Wowee like this is some bold prediction. Neither of them had a rookie season that was worth their draft grade.


I can make such bold predictions also...Lacy will break at least two tackles in his rookie season.

This guy has lost it-LOL!
Posted by: odinseye | July 16, 2013 at 03:55 PM


And you haven't?

Dashi, would you like a pint of milk?

Dashi and I disagree on many things.
However we do agree on 2 things:
1. Henne > Tanne
2. Lacy > all of our RBs combined

henne basically worst qb in nfl, wont even beat out gabbert. lacy is bunch of garbage glass

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Has Ireland been fired yet?

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Hawaiians believed that if they would bury a bowl containing poi, then the spirit would come out in the form of a dinosaur.

Hawaiians believed that if they would bury a bowl containing poi, then the spirit would come out in the form of a dinosaur.

Posted by: Richard Nixon | July 16, 2013 at 04:33 PM

Is this anything like Samoan Poi?

Only 3 things about this Year's Team will be determined after Game 3 this Season: we are worse, we are better, we are = to last Year.(this is what's called a locked logic, no arguments against it. It can also be called obvious)

There are many obvious things, not so obvious to Many.

One thing for certain:

Dashi, Odinseye, and SkidMark In Toronto will never get under anyone's skin. That would be like be disturbed by an idiot's inability to learn.

For these types, stupidity is a much easier road to travel.

Hi Dashi,

We're back in at Walmart, aren't you excited!

Hi Odin,

Are we still on tonight?

Bwahahahah.............................

How stupid that some people say the Dolphins new logo looks "like a whale" when anyone with an IQ above 'tree stump' knows that dolphins ARE whales, for crying out loud.

I never cease to be amazed at how absolutely clueless and moronic people are.

I never cease to be amazed at how absolutely clueless and moronic people are.

Posted by: Surrounded By Idiots | July 16, 2013 at 05:30 PM

Just like you are for even posting here.

Oscar Canosa and I bought kitchen utensils at Bed, Bath, and Beyond today!!


Mcgahee Still Got Drafted In the First, Because Teams Had Confidence At Recent History Of UM RBs.

But Logic And Common Sense Seems To Escape You.

Posted by: Dashi | July 16, 2013 at 02:52 PM

McGahee's acomplisments somehow get lost in run of RB's UM had from 95-98 with the Edge to combo of James Jackson, Clinton Portis and Najeh Davenport (99-01) McGahee (02) to Frank Gore / J.Peyton (03-04). Seems most (especially in S.Fla.) only remember he gets the job by default after Gore Sring camp injury to left knee along with his own horrific knee injury in Fiesta Bowl Nat'l title game in 02 forgetting the Season he had in-between.

Lost is the fact McGahee ran for 1,758 Yds.that Yr.to go with eye poping 28 Tds. (UM SINGLE SEASON RECORD) although he only started the one Season he's 3rd all time in Tds. behind the Edge and Stephen McGuire (who started 3 Seasons each) and 5th all time in Yds. behind James, Portis (3 Yr. starters) and OJ Anderson (4 Yr. starter) He ran a 4.3/40 and caught the corner with blazing speed when he wasn't running over LB's. His break out game was Vs. the Pre-Season #1 Gators with Grossmen who the Canes led by McGahee's running going over 200 Yds. that day walloped UF in Gainsville!!

He led another UM patented come back Vs. FSU were he took a little swing pass house from about 65 Yds. out down by 2 Td's with under 4 Minutes to go(WIDE LEDT 1 AFTER WIDE RIGHT 3 BOWDEN WILL HAVE THOSE 4 LOSSES ON HIS TOMBSTONE!) and finished the Yr. smacking down V-Tech's D at home running for 4 Td's again record breaking type Season and few really recall how important he was because he only had the one Season.

Before the Nat'l Champ game he was a consensus top-3 pick in 03 draft with wide speculation he was going to Houston which after the injury ironically takes teamate A.Johnson. It was his 4.3/40 posted at UM Pro-Day before draft that makes him the poster boy of modern medicine and knee surgeries given he runs it 4 months after surgery and the reason the Bills take him late Rd-1 which he jusrified running for over 1,000 Yds for them every Season there before trade to Baltimore. From my prospective McGahee is one of the best RB's to ever play at the U period!

P.S. Lamar Miller put up 1,900 Yds. between spot duty as Fr. and Soph. Yr. before going Pro after his own knee injury ala McGahee and Gore to give Dolphins top RB his due and to inform those that just don't know and he put it up behind a much worse OL and supporting cast than the others in College!

Dr. C, it is that most people watch but do not observe. Yes, Dr. CD, I've noticed that.

You did? Good for you.

Don't know why the complaints about Windows 8 program are. After I studied a little bit, I am thrilled with it and I wouldn't change it for the World. Fast, efficient, synthetic, just like Me.

I support apostolic transconfigurative analysis.

Armando....

when you get back...might I suggest a change to your format....

Have your IT people have the POSTED BY: @ the top of the post as opposed to the bottom....it would save many of us a lot of time as we get sift thru the crap (ex: EVERY POST ON THIS PAGE except for FIN4LIFE's).....

and allow the few in here who want to actually talk football find each other's post in a much more efficient way.

signed,
my 2 cents....

Kris, just glance at the name 1st then decide if you want to read the post.

Agree Fins....and many times I do....

but there IS an easier way...and it can't be that difficult....

I am sure there ar many in here who would skip right over my stuff (faster) if they saw my name first....

It gives everybody more options....

I've heard a lot of noise from the homers about how the Dolphins added talent and spent so much money. But the fact is they've lost more talent then they gained, and cut more salary then they spent. Thats why the objective sources like Vegas, ESPN, Yahoo Sports and PFT all have thenm winning 7 games.....no more then last year.

NFL Anyalyst....

That could have as much to with with our schedule as anything else...

The FINS haven't proven themselves to be consistent winners in over a decade....they will have to show and prove (a few times) before the objective sources will buy-in....

me...I got us @ 11-5...but then again...i'm one of those Homer's you refer to.

In recent years, taro-production shortages (resulting from pests and labor shortages) have resulted in higher prices for poi in Hawaiʻi. At the same time, innovations in poi production have resulted in poi that stays fresh longer and tastes sweeter. However, such products generally sell at a premium price and require refrigeration.

Kristie may be even dumber than we thought!!!

Kris never wants to read my posts, but he does so.

NFL Analyst.

Many are unaware of how much data the vegas computers crank on. It's hujge business no different than banking. They may not always be right, but they are correct more often than any single pundit game to game. Especially in the playoffs they nail the point spread almost all the time. It's amazing.

Every game looks tough because we're so bad.

I am an objective source, also.

I know NFL Analyst is just hanging around to bother someone, but he accidentally said something true this time.

True Module.

Holy Cow/NFL Anyalyst...can I just call you YG....

I mean the only person on here that is DUMB is YOU if you believe even for a HALF second that EVERYONE on this blog doesn't know that 99.5% of the new names an verbal attacks aren't by you...YG....

But that is who you are...its what you do....I hope you get paid to be urinal cake....cause I see you get pi$$ed on regularly..for the most part I sit back and watch....but @ times...i'll give you a good stream as well....

Hope your diginity is worth the minimum wage that you get paid....

I'm not Holy Cow or YG but think whatever you like.

Only Game you can win in the long run, is the one where you absolutely are better at it than your opponents. Not easy to find.

SURE....

you forgot to add (Emphatically) "Ask Armando"....

Just wanted some football talk...got lame name calling and other childish responses....

i'm out...

enjoy...

F4L,

Agreed On Mcgahee. He Was A Talented RB.

My Point Is Teams Still Felt Secure In Him Because Of The UM RBs Before Him. Would They Have Felt As Secure If McGahee Came From FSU Or UF At The Time? Doubt It.

Kris,

That Sounds Like A Good Suggestion. Since Banning YG And OC Seem To Be Out The Question. That Will Fix More Than 90% Of The Problem. It Will Allow For Better Discussions.

I'm Starting Not To Mind The Idea Of Requiring People To Sign Up. Just Don't Limit The Length Of The Post. But You Would Think At Some Point This Has To Get Old. Even For The 2 Clowns.

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Buh bye! LOL.

NFL Analyst,
I exposed the fraud the Phins offseason, here and on espn, at least a month ago.
Find another topic because I already own this one.

PS. I also own:
1. Hernandez has been wrongly jailed he never killed anyone.
2. Mando was laid off for 2 months he was not on vacation.

SERBIA IS THE BEST!!

Even that can be dangerous in Gambling. Remember that supremely talented pool player character(Fast Eddie Felson) in that great movie the Hustler? He got into the wrong place to hustle, and he got hurt. Not worth it.

L.Miller Hurt His Shoulder. But You Are Right. He Showed Potential While At UM.

I Believe The Best UM RB Is Actually Going To UM Right Now. The Duke.

I Have Never Said This About Any Other Player. But Duke Reminds Me Of Barry Sanders.

I Was Never A R.Bush Fan. He Danced To Much For Me. Even In College.

Barry Didn't Like To Get Hit Or Tackled. Reggie Bush Is Scared To Get Hit. There Is A Difference.

Dashi would you like another pint of milk?

Do not gamble. Also, do not smoke, do not drink, do not fukkkk, etc.

Cuba ceased to be of any geopolitical importance whatsoever after the fall of the Soviet Union.

It is an unremarkable tropical backwater that nobody outside of South Florida gives five seconds thought about over the course of a year. They think about Cuba about as often as they think about Chad or Papua New Guinea or Ethel Merman.

People in Miami live in a bubble where they still think it's important.

Fraud,

We Don't Agree.

T-Sizzle Is Way Better Than Henne. Henne Is Better Than Sanchez. Tebow Is Better Than Mallet(Another NE Bust)

And L.Miller Is Better Than Lacy. Lacy Is Better Than All The Other RBs We Have.

The Dominican Republic is another unimportant country.

Sanchez Is Better Than Tebow.

Assclown,

Both My Grandma's Died Before I Was Even Born.

Keep Being Ignorant.

The only two people that still respond to Fraud (aka Pricemastter TheSMF, Lincoln C, and major load swallower) are dashe and odin.

Those guys ciomplain but still feed the biggest azzwiper blog troll. Talk about desperation.

This is the worst possible time for you to state that, The Verdad Man. The government of Cuba just got caught yesterday sending #30 200 miles range missiles to North Korea.

The Dominican Republic is nothing more than a slightly better neighborhood in Haiti, the poorest most impoverished and cholera laden country in the Western Hemisphere.

Don't Worry.

I Have A 1/2 Gallon Of Milk For Your Moms Nightly Bukkake Fest.

You Can Log In If You Want. Cougarsgonewild.com

Maybe You Can Leave This Blog For A While.

We Will Be Recording From 9-12 Tonight. She Can Take A Pounding What Can I Say.

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