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NFL Network: It's possible Martin returns to Dolphins

Not long after the problems between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin surfaced it became obvious neither player had a future with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins wanted to divest from Incognito and had no intention of bringing him back. That was reported in this space early on during the scandal.

Soon, it also became clear Martin's future could not possibly be with the Dolphins, either. Players in the locker room were divided on him only in that some didn't care if he returned while others saw him as something of a quitter or worse and wanted no part of him on the team again.

No one actively campaigned for bringing him back. No one.

And it was reported in this space that Martin indeed would not be brought back but rather he'd be either traded or perhaps released. That was confirmed by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross a couple of weeks ago when he was asked if either of the two players would play for Miami again.

"I don't believe so," he said.

But now this ...

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said on Wednesday night's Total Access that Martin may return to play for the Dolphins.

"As far as Jonathan Martin's future, I am told he does in fact want to play in 2014; he is excited about it and I am also told that his people have been in contact with the Dolphins on some level over the past couple weeks," RapSheet said.

"At the beginning of this, we all thought that there was no chance Jonathan Martin would return to the Dolphins because of the atmosphere. Now that the atmosphere has changed, I am told it is not outside the realm of possibility that Martin does return to the Dolphins when it's all said and done."

Pardon me while my mind explodes.

 

 

 

Composing myself ....

 

 

 

Still gathering ....

 

 

 

Alright, let's attempt to analyze this. First, with respect to Rapoport and his outstanding reporting, I don't believe Martin will ever play for the Dolphins again.

There has been a change in general manager but no change in atmosphere. Sure the next gathering of Dolphins players in a locker room will not include Incognito. Indeed, four-fifths of the offensive line might be gone next season.

But Mike Pouncey is still around. Brian Hartline is still around. Ryan Tannehill is still around. Players that were bothered, if not wholly angered by how Martin and his camp conducted his departure from the team and then slimed the team afterward are on the team. That has not changed.

Secondly, how stupid would the Dolphins have to be let Martin back in that locker room? The message they would be sending is if you are having personal troubles and you quit on us, even in the middle of a season and without any explanation to coaches or staff, we'll be fine with letting you come back when you are ready.

I am not doubting the reporting here. I am doubting the agenda of the source, however. It's simple: The Dolphins have zero leverage in trying to trade Martin. The entire NFL knows they want to do that. Ross let that slip and then tried to take it back during his press conference (Ross doing Ross) but that's not how it works. It was transparent that Miami wants to go in another direction.

So how does one rehabilitate that?

By saying, through sources or back channels, that Martin might return. By reaching out to Martin and letting him believe he has a future in Miami. By selling the idea that you, the Dolphins, may not necessarily trade this really good, really valuable left tackle after all.

There are only two small problems with this: 

It is not likely to work unless you sell it really hard -- as in having general manager Dennis Hickey actually saying on the record the Dolphins might keep Martin and then actually letting him join the team for whatever work players will gather for in the early offseason. (Yeah, that would really help team chemistry and bonding.)

Secondly, you would have to be really dumb to keep this wound open and festering rather than simply cutting out the infected area and saving the rest of your body.

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EarForce1 roflmao.

Now if Martin comes back that opens up the Mike Sam draft pick. I wonder if Hardknocks would pay blockbuster money for that sideshow, throw RI in there and you have a Hollywood script. As it stands we are in re-building mode so losing both wouldn't be a bad thing and allow us to focus on fixing the locker room.

he can't wait to let all of his cyber friends know about his big plans i.e. delusions.

Posted by: Dashi | February 13, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Speaking of delusions, do you think any person, pet or insect, or even yourself believe a poor island boy paid $1000 for a political dinner?

It matters not what Martin is worth. His value is not at issue. Sometimes, franchises must just "Cut Bait" good franchises do it every year. Seattle cut bait on Matt Flynn after Miami didn't even sign him (Where were the "No it all" knuckleheads then?).... That is only one of MANY examples.
Want to set the right tone in that locker room, Hickey..?

Cut him as soon as you can without being fined by the NFL. Eat the guaranteed cash, get him off the roster and move on. Every pick or lack thereof that is associated with Martin is a connection to a bad vibe and a bad scene... He's not going to garner anything more then a 7th.... If some team is convinced he doesn't suck (good luck with that) he may bring a low 6th... but that is a REACH...

Cut him, pay him... empty his shiznit onto the street, stricken his name and number from the roster and NEVER... EVER look back.... THAT... And THAT ALONE is how to deal with this... All these dip shiztwits thinking Miami's going to get a 3rd or 4th for that dope are smoking crack.....

Oscarito,

Guess what I'm holding in my hands right now.....

EarForce1, is one of the best lines I've ever read on this blog. Sadly and not surprisingly ripping Ross is one of the few pleasures we get as Dolphin fans.

Puff, all puff.

Oscarito,

Guess what I'm holding in my hands right now.....

Posted by: Fidel "La Manguera" Castro | February 13, 2014 at 07:32 PM

Una grasa cigarro ?

What else can we do but laugh? Truly.

Martin started as a rookie so he's doing something right. Bring him back and cheer him. We forgave Ricky Williams so lets do the same with Johnathan.

He might be all Ears but every time he opens his mouth he sinks us further in.

he can't wait to let all of his cyber friends know about his big plans i.e. delusions.

Posted by: Dashi | February 13, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Speaking of delusions, do you think any person, pet or insect, or even yourself believe a poor island boy paid $1000 for a political dinner?

Posted by: MientasNo? Si | February 13, 2014 at 07:28 PM

Dashe busted again. What a sad sack.

Hickey sounds like the name of a girl band have doubts about him getting tuff on baby faces Martin and NITTO.

If you look at the pic of Nitto on this site he looks like a cherub.Martin looks like an Uncle Tom.

Yes, let's make fun of people because of their name.

YOU ARE PATHETIC.

Must've pushed that button real good this morning. You haven't trolled someone that hard in years. Impersonating Dashi. Pathetic!!

The Real Dashi hasn't posted since the last blog.

Your post @7:47 shows how truly pathetic your existence is, Yep. You have been running the same corny routine for years. It just shows how pathetic you are.

Dashe gets quiet every time he is asked about his $1000 political dinner. I wonder why.

He loves to call others delusional because that is what he sees most in himself.

Pardon me TAFF ( Typical Adolescent Fin Fan)I didnt know we were discusiing quantum physics.This is a comic strip and we are participants.

You say racism, discrimination, bullying and extortion. Fine. Now you go ahead and prove it, pal. This is a Country of Laws, might be too many of them, nevertheless, you have to abide by them now. The Law is the Law, man.

Douchy, tell us again how Ireland is a great GM lol

SMELLS = ETF's (aka FIRE ROSS LOAD SWALLER CADILLAC) latest name


Jonathan Martin can be a solid starter for us for the next 10 years.

Posted by: Shula 73 | February 13, 2014 at 03:14 PM
I think Shula 73 needs a drug investigation...

F4L,

You forgot to mention J.Avery as a first round pick.

I will never say Ireland is better at drafting than JJ. That just isn't true. But as a Dolphin Ireland did better in the first than JJ.

Also. Most the players that JJ drafted didn't become pro bowl players til after he left. Which I bet will be similar with Ireland.

Oscar, the texts have been proven. Any public figure that says NGA will be either fired or suspended or lose their sponsors. That is todays anti-FIrst Amendment society.

How do you consider yourself smart when things need to be told to you multiple times. And you constantly forget.

To be a smart person you have to have the ability to retain information. And you have shown you lack that skill.

Ireland is so great that he is still unemployed. Of all the post season action among team FO's, Irelands name has yet to come up once since he departed.

any news on Keller? how is his rehab going?

I think The Real Dashi is as worse as the original.

I see you want to talk Dashi, not Football.

Real strange your obsession with Dashi. Notice I don't even have to say your name and you jump to respond.

Ireland will be back in the NFL, maybe not until 2015. He may do some consulting. He blew his opportunity here. He had two HC's and couldn't get along with either of them. The players hated him. He has some talent. It is going to take some time for him to rebuild his career.

Still, he live's better than all of these loser bloggers here.

Poor Dashi, sleeping with a priest named odin, nonetheless.

Peanut Gallery I dont remember your name popping up during the season only now to aledge that I am all those screen names Im Not, and I think both Nitto and Martin need to grow up.

Dashe hates me. Ok. What he doesn't realize is that I am teaching him to not be so naive, and to not be a BS artist. You can't fool those that know more than you, and kid punks know little to nothing.

One day he will thank me...out loud, or in his inner space.

Sense of Humor>than First Amendment. Believe me.

Showing your sociopathic tendencies. Your need to want to control people and how they think. It is Pathetic. Yep, Pathetic.

Douchy, tell us again how soccer players arent athletes lol

Dashe still needs to learn to think ahead. He is probably (maybe?) more aware than the average 15 year old. What he doesn't realize is that when he is 40 he will then look back and realize what a dumb punk he was at whatever age he has now. Of course most of us see that already.

Yep, Father.(says Dashi)

Dashe at a $1000 political dinner is as believable as Mother Teresa shopping at Saks 5th Ave. LMFAO! So true.

Pathetic. Repeating the same thing over and over again. Already held that conversation today with real intelligent bloggers earlier.

I shall leave you to yourself so you can regurgitate ad nauseum the same thing over and over.

Douchy, tell us again how Michael Egnew was a good draft pick lol

Dashe why do you lie? Why are you so desperate to impress anonymous bloggers that really don't give a hoot about you?

Second question....

Will you EVER grow up?


Doubt it.

FYI, Jonathan is the illegitimate grandchild of his father DEAN. Leave him alone or I'll send Sinatra and the boys after you!

Dashi, homework done?

grandfather


F4L,

You forgot to mention J.Avery as a first round pick.

Posted by: The Real Dashi | February 13, 2014 at 08:01 PM

I didn't Brudda remember when JJ passed on Moss the pick was Avery who was gone after the week-1 Alligator arms he pulled Monday Night in Denver. Still remember the play screaming at the TV and JJ never let him back on the field.

By the way could you imagine this back-n-forth regarding Martin on one of Jimmy's teams?? There would be NO CONVERSATION because Martin would already be gone and stricken from team memory. I remember JJ's Cowboys with Haley who liked getting under everyones skin eating Martin for breakfast while he took his lunch money in Practice against each other!

Would really LOVE to know what JJ has to say about this guy when zipping on Heinekens with Terry and Howie out on his boat in Key Largo cause I know what the JJ I remember (ZERO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS) would be sayin!

Ear Force 1? How dare you Mr. Ross' other hear is just as large as the first. Ear Force II is far more suitable.

****** POLL OF THE DAY *******

How many bloggers believe Dashi (the poor uneducated island boy with no car) spent $1000 for a political fund raiser dinner? (LOLLLLLL)


I will report the results if more than one blogger (more than one ip address) responds affirmative.

(can't imagine laundering the bed sheets every day as Dashi has to do). In any case, with all those goodies QBs in the top 15 maybe something also good might fall to us at #19.

Well if JJ passed on Moss in favor of Avery....doesn't that pretty much confirm that Nobody Knows Nuttin?

There isnt a coach in the NFL that would want Incognito on their roster.

Had JJ drafted Randy Moss, Marino easily plays 5 more seasons. I'll bet "cash money" on that.

There isnt a coach in the NFL that would want Incognito on their roster.

Posted by: Dashi | February 13, 2014 at 08:25 PM


Hahaha, Dashi going to be wrong AGAIN.


I remember JJ's Cowboys with Haley who liked getting under everyones skin eating Martin for breakfast while he took his lunch money in Practice against each other!

Posted by: fin4life | February 13, 2014 at 08:21 PM

I meant could you imagine Honey Suckle's Cupcake behind Vs. psycho Haley in Practice. With the mouth Charles had on him were he even once punched teammate Steve Young during practice before pissing on 49ers VP Carmen Policy's desk. It would have been laughable at how Haley and bookend Tony Tolbert along with Maryland, Castillo and Lett would have ridden Honey Suckle, he thinks he got it from Cogs on those text, PFFFT!


Cogs will play for the Jets this season. The Jets love controversy and public attention. Even if it isn't good.

Cogs is a grunge beast of a mauler. All you coksuckers chime in that he can't pull. Will I got news for you homooos....

PULLING GUARDS CAN"T MAUL THE FK OUT OF ANYONE LIKE COGS CAN.


God are y'alll dang stupid.

You fks are so dumb and clueless. You just regurgitate nonsense that media know nothing fools spout. Guess what? Has it EVER occurred to you dikless wonders that NOT EVERY SINGLE PLAY requires a pulling guard???

In 2014, Jonathan Martin will be doing "Mothers Do Let Your Sons Grow Up To Be Cowgirls" concert tours.

Incognito is a below average offensive lineman and a bottom of the barrel human being. He's done in the NFL. A major liability for every team he's ever been on.

If ANY of you think you know ANYTHING, not having ONE FREAKING SECOND of experience, then you are DUMBER THAN WHAT I FLUSH DOWN THE TOILET.


That you ARE.

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