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Administrative move: Incognito suspension lifted

The Dolphins today lifted their suspension of Richie Incognito but before the out-of-control and breathless media (including me, sometimes) get too crazy, let me give you some facts:

This lifting of the suspension, which is being reported on the NFL daily wire, is an administrative move agreed upon by all the parties as a necessary step for having Incognito go foward with the rest of his career.

It does not mean Incognito is on his way back to the Dolphins.

Indeed, Incognito will be an unrestricted free agent in March and will be able to play for whatever team signs him. But that team will not be the Miami Dolphins.

[Update: Incognito is obviously very happy. He's been tweeting with the hashtag #FreeIncognito for days. And he is indeed free.]



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Agree. There are Eugene Monroe, Albert to be had at LT and Greg Schwartz as G. Now, will their Teams want to part with them?

TO, if you're still here, have you heard the rumblings that the Raptors will be in the hunt for Lebron at season's end? SSSHHH, we don;t want to upset the locals...

It's all out there for us to take gentlemen start your check books

Why would anyone want to go to canada by choice

He sho looks good to me.

oscar, KC is one team that is up against the cap, has three linemen heading to free agency that would all be signifcant upgrades for us. They are also known - perhaps more than any other team (historically) to be able to manufacture linemen. They may be able to only keep one - which is probably Schwartz. Albert and Asamoah should/may be there...


Second last game of the year - this year. is that recent enough?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 05, 2014 at 09:56 AM

Yes Mark,
I guess you put your money where your mouth is, good job

We would have to trade up steeply to get to Mike Evans. I wish. Kelvin Benjamin is also big and fast for his size but has too many drops and I don't know if that's correctable.

We need to fix this whole o-line this off season it can't be a two season fix it must be a complete fix they must start to mesh together

Pretty soon there will be alot of American's going to Cananda for your health care because the United States will soon be the equivalent of a bad 3rd world health care system

Who knows? This year is a completely new ball game in terms of philosophy acquiring Players. I wish it will be better than in years past.


We will be a cess pool like Mexico

I would welcome Eric Ebron. He's not a huge TE but he's fast, gets open deep and packs a punch, even in blocking.

TM, I am obsessed about the Miami Dolphins and love the team more than any other sports franchise in the world including those that reside in my own city. I wished that the region embraced them half as much as I do - that's all. Doesn't mean they can't be critical - but there's a line between critical and just dumping all over the franchise. I know this is the darkest period in the history of the franchise but take it from someone that follows the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Blue jays, it can get much, much worse. And as it is, and we all saw, the team is nobody's pushover and just needs to develop a little more consistency to be a true playoff team.

Healthcare, that's a tough one. I've seen what over-involvement of the govt can do to the average Joe and it's not pretty. Most people give more than half their money to the govt when you consider property and sales tax. It's rough.

That's the only reason why I've always been a self employed contractor. I basically gave up the opportunity to really elevate my career to the point of becoming a director/vp/senior executive just because I refuse to give half my money to the govt.

Oscar, I am not saying those guys per se. I think it's very early in the process and guys will emerge during this testing process. But I am just saying I would like one of the guys who project like what we think Benjamin, Evans, Ebron etc are... guys with high skill position ofensive ceilings.

All we true Dolphins Fans can do at this moment is hope for the best. And there is still the Wells report to come out, probably tomorrow, finally, to get it over with and concentrate on Football.

Allegedly the league is thinking raising the Cap another $20Mil.

With over $50M in cap, I expect Hickey to leave a mark on the Dolphins early. Specially with Philbin and him basically being on 1-year deals.

Resign Grimes

FA Wish List



1-K.Benjamin WR
2-S.Henderson RT
3-C.Jones MLB
4-A.Williams RB

I got you, MIT.

Dashi, both the Gm and coach are effectively on one year deals (I know they are signed for two years but nobody works on one year deals - i.e. lame duck status). There won't be any long term planning with these guys and it's about time. I'm sick of the team carrying $40M in cap space and going into the season with obvious galring holes. There's only one way you end with this kind of cap space - it's because you drafted players 5+ years ago that aren't worth keeping.

It's time to spend that money...to fix the holes that the lame drafting has created. As long as you are spending the money on quality - then spend it...

I believe Hickey is on a longer than 2 yr deal. Don't ask me why, it was published yesterday.

RE: healthcare. I have a good job and yet health insurance is so expensive (I don't qualify for free gov't handouts via Obamacare) that all I can afford is a high deductible family plan which means I cannot have some health issues I have taken care of, because I cannot afford it.
That is the state of healthcare in the US - it's setup so that a select few get very, very rich off of it. And 'low income' folks get a free ride. The hard working middle class gets screwed once again.

Guys they keep saying how disfunctional things are in Miami right now. That seems to be a catch phrase that is easy to repeat, But it seems pretty simple to me.

Philbin sets the system we are going to run.
Hickey is going to find the players to play in that system.
Aponte is going to make sure the payroll stays on budget.
Ross is going to write the final check.

Seems like many other organizations to me. You guys might not like it but Philbin has been given the keys to the franchise for two years. Its going to be done his way plain and simple. The players better get used to it, the media better get used to it, and yes us fans better get used to it.

Ross has to stick with Philbin for the next two years. Look at Farmers beloved Browns. They threw Chud to the street and no one wanted to coach for them.

Ross has to put two years into this. That gives Philbin 4 years to get us to the playoffs. That is about as fair as NFL gets. This should prove to any posssible coaching and G.M. replacement, should it be needed that Ross is one loyal, and two willing to stick to a plan.

We as fans like the big names and like to repeat stories that are spoon fed to us. I am not 100% confident in Philbin, but as a Dolphin Loyalist hope that I am wrong and Philbin proves all of us wrong.

The man brought in a Good OC, o-line coach, and LB coach. Seems he gets it those were the main problems. We as fans better get on board and stand up for the man and hope this plan works. Watched a Movie Called Invinceable about the Eagles. Wish we all could act like those fans.

Go Dolphins!!

Boy,can Christian Jones hit or what, nobody escapes him, plus great speed and range and pass coverage. A must nab. Who said D Players are not game changers?

RE: healthcare. Watch what you eat, it's 90% of the battle.

RE: Free Safety, Omar had a pretty interesting take, says upgrade from Clemons in FA (not Byrd because he thinks he'll take up too much of the CAP), draft a kid to coach up, and play Wilson since he's starting to show some improvement.

What say yous about that idea?

None better than Calvin Pryor, DC, and he will probably be available to us in 1st, high 2nd Rd. A game turner.

Kelvin Benjamin, Wallace, Hartline, Gibson = Match up Nightmare for any secondary in the league.


Sherman already admitted his unit has a problem with double moves which is our

Hopefully Hickey can find us 2 big heavy hitting safeties who don't take bad angles
and can turn their hips.
He did find John Lynch..

MassD, middle calss gets screwed everywhere. They bear the brunt of capitalism.

It is relatively easy for any GM to pick high impact Players in the first 2 Rds of the Draft. However, beyond those, picking high profile Players belong exclusively to the very gifted GMs like the one that Seattle has.

DC, Jimmy Wilson was a good member of the secondary for us - better than Carroll and only behind Patterson and Grimes in terms of contribution. I think he would be a good free safety and man, he can hit.

..MassDolphin..Have you tried to shop around? I thought the same thing. My insurance was going to go up to almost 600 bucks a month. I was paying 280. I am personally for the law. But I was going to pay the fine, and go without. Mind you this was the same plan. So I did some shopping around. The insurance companies are freeking out. Because if you do a bit of homework, you can find a great plan. And it doesn't have to be in one of the Gov Pools. I fell into the same category. Made to much. Most people that are in this income range already have insurance so those pools are not as full as say a lower income pool.

So I went of the grid so to speak. I ended up finding a better plan then my original. For less then what I was paying. With a better CO-Pay, and a way better deductible. 2000 over 4500. A win for me. I think if you shop around. You will find something that is a better deal for you and your family. This is direct effect from the law that is in place. It may be flawed. But it will bring down the price for everyone. And put the responsibility on the individual.

Oscar, ours did fine late but had severe problems in the 2nd round - and up until his alst two years refused to take players who had a chance to be significant.

Sheesh, we pay and arm and leg for car insurance here but thankfully no need to worry about medical coverage.... those costs are steep.

Posted by: shula71 | February 05, 2014 at 11:21 AM

That all sounds good shula, really does. And no one wants to be wrong more than me. I wouldn't even say I'd be wrong, because I'm not saying the team WILL be bad. I'm saying history is the best predictor of the future and if you look at our history our future isn't bright. And crushed hopes year after year wears one down.

So what some of us have become is skeptical. And for those of us that are we need to be shown before we believe fully. Doesn't mean Sept. 2014 comes around and I'm not right there banging my drums rooting for the team. But if they win a game, even 2 or 3, there will still be a little voice in my head that says, "wait until the shoe drops." And until the team proves, through displaying a good product on the field week in and out, then I will remain skeptical.

I can hope, but after awhile, dashed hopes becomes bitterness. And that's where a lot of the fan base is right now. They're not bad people, they just don't understand how you can make changes time and again and get to the same place where it matters most. ESPECIALLY when you have all this backbiting and power grabs behind the scenes. That shows fans the brass doesn't care about them. Because if they did they'd prioritize success over EVERYTHING else. And Jeff Ireland didn't do that. And I'm sorry to say neither has Joe Philbin. So if he can't respect me in that way, why should I give him blind loyalty. I'm loyal to the colors, the franchise, not the individuals who will be long gone when I'm still supporting the team.

We need to keep drafting linebackers as well, that unit is the weak link. Also these journeymen backups are a problem.

That was a good piece, DC. The Truth.

A hypothetical situation, just to have fun. I have to go soon. Suppose, Ebron, KeBenjamin, Christian Jones and Calvin Pryor are all available to us at #19. Who of those would you pick?


If i have to choose from your list EBRON BY A DAMN MILE

Oscar, IDK... show me the measureables and I will have an opinion. An important piece of the puzzle is missing. I want the best athlete who's prodced in college at his position.

You mean the Combine, Mark? Sure. I personally prefer the eye test even if only on you tube.

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Of the 4 I listed, I would have to go with the one that plays the most important position, in this case, Christian Jones MLB.

Oscar, I'm an information junkie. One thing to knwo a guy produced in college but if the guy he was playing against will be working security in my building next year - that's not good enough... I need to know how good of an athlete he is too...

Jim nantz rocks... doesn't try to do colour like Joe Buck, but if there is discussion to be had, he is always honest - and doesn't bow to the NFL agenda...

oscar, I'm SOLD on Pryor, that's the type of player we need as a FS. Big kid too. That's what we need to reinforce our defense.

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Of the 4 I mentioned, 2 belonged to FSU, one to NC and the other to Louisville. I think none of them faced patsies across the line.

The two from FSU faced the U, didn't they??

I joke I joke, I love the Hurricanes...

Of course, if you keep on drafting pro-Bowlers, eventually, their back ups will be another pro-Bowler.

Ebron then Benjamin.

Enjoyable, People. And I learned about Christian Jones, I'm on his bandwagon. Later.

TO, if you're still here, have you heard the rumblings that the Raptors will be in the hunt for Lebron at season's end? SSSHHH, we don;t want to upset the locals...

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | February 05, 2014 at 10:41 AM

LOL. I forgot to add raptors to that list. Wishful thinking but it'll never happen. I love what they've been doing since the rudy trade. That's a young, dangerous team.

I agree...Miami needs to do whatever they can to draft Ebron. Run a Double TE set with him and Clay. Oh, and has there ever been a situation where an owner appoints a guy to be a part of a group tasked with putting in place a code of conduct for his football team, and that guy goes out and basically shytes on the HC's locker room? Does the right hand ever know what the left hand is doing in this organization? How is it that South Florida teams seem to attract nothing but incompetent shysters for owners? Notice how the Heat's owner isn't that way? Oh wait, Arrison went to UM and actually has a sense of South Florida pride.

LeBron odds:

Stays in Miami: 80%
Returns to Cleveland: 20%
Toronto: LOL

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The more texts I read. Richie is hilarious and seemed like a great friend. Blow and pot and strippers and hookers is great, but celebrating after 3-0. Obviously that was premature and probably why they tanked

Holy shyt MIT lost the election oh boy

WEll TO, he's not going to Cleveland, he may stay in Miami but if you want to project forward the rosters in two years, which roster would you rather play on?

If you lsiten to Bob McCown, he had a segment with Butch Carter where Butch brought up that LeBron has not moved form Cleveland. He's actually added to his property. If Toronto can win in the first round this year and put up a good fight in the 2nd, they will be a player.

I know there's always NY and LA but Toronto will make some noise in that scenario, especially with Tim Lieweke in the fold.

The Raptors have every element of what you need in a winning basketball team, just not enough experience yet...

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