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Dolphins concerned about what you think of them

Early Friday the Dolphins, looking around the free agent market for a right tackle and finding very few left, tried again to get Zach Strief of the New Orleans Saints to visit.

He declined.

And the news was reported by The Herald's Barry Jackson thusly: Free agent right tackle Zach Strief declined an offer to visit the Dolphins. Indications are that he prefers to return to New Orleans.

And the nugget was picked up by ProFootballTalk.com.

And the Dolphins apparently freaked.

The team that has suffered its share of notable rejections -- Jim Harbaugh, Peyton Manning, Jeff Fisher, Nick Caserio, Ray Farmer, Tom Gamble, and Lake Dawson -- is sensitive to the idea that it is being rejected on any front by anybody.

And the club apparently felt there was a perception the Strief decision not to visit stirred the rejection pot again. This despite the fact neither report by The Herald nor PFT mentioned the words "rejection" or "spurned" or anything close to it.

The Dolphins complained to Strief's representation, anyway.

And so this morning agent Ralph Cindrich went on his twitter account to correct the record that, frankly, didn't need correcting because the facts were all there and the perception he was trying to correct wasn't shared by everyone, anyway.

So Cindrich tweeted:

"I was made aware from the Dolphins that there was an incorrect perception the Dolphins were spurned-not the case. Saints negot's heated up."

As I've been reporting on my twitter account, the Dolphins like Strief. He's actually the only proven right tackle left on the market. But he's 30, has roots in New Orleans, loves the team and wants to stay there. The Saints want to keep him but their salary cap situation is so problematic they're being forced to trade or cut good players. 

So Cindrich, a longtime good agent, was hedging his bet by seeking other teams -- including the Dolphins. Cindrich has no issues with the Dolphins. Strief has no issues with the Dolphins. They don't talk on the phone and giggle like little girls about how ridiculous playing for the Dolphins would be.

It's just that Strief wants to go back to the Saints. It's business.

"Saints Mickey Loomis could not promise Strief home-cap rm," Cindrich tweeted. "Concerned, I sought teams, Dolphins fr start-every day. Great place for new start."

That does not mean, however, there will be a new start. It just means the Strief camp isn't mocking the Dolphins.

"Last tweet: Dolphins front office class people. Team took a hit when talks heated up with Saints. We never had a Miami visit set," Cindrinch added.

So where does this leave us?

Zach Strief, as of this writing, is not visiting the Dolphins. He has declined the invite. He's negotiating a return to the Saints. But his agent wants you to know that doesn't mean he's spurning the Dolphins.

More interestingly, the Dolphins want you to know they're not being spurned.

They're kinda sensitive that way.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/03/encouraging-outlook-for-um-hoops-heat-dolphins-marlins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy


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reel are u as dumb as advertised?

Pats WR Edelman had 1 more TD over 300 more yards than the Dolphoons $60 WR Million Wallace

Pathetic Dolphins


Kenny Britt lol he's a thug with bad knees

jets are horrible

Posted by: dusty bottoms | March 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I wish we were nearly as horrible as the Jets. They have 7 playoff wins the last 15 years and we have NONE. They beat us like a drum last year in our own stadium! GEEZ!

I ALWAYS remember.

Wait till sept. All you trolls and you will see some beat downs and dolphins victories

Revis had a great yr last season and is considered the best CB in the league by 95% of all NFL players

Browner is awesome unbelievably physical and in your face CB

LaFell is a great fit for NE as he has earned over 600 YDs in the last 3 consecutive seasons and is not a me guy
Just what the Pats are looking for, team players

Blount was brought in to do exactly what he did, have the best season of his career. now he is expendable. Pats have very good RBs w o him

Pats prob go 14-2 this season

Dolphins have no chance at a Wildcard game


Get Sense,

The Jets were no better than us last year, and we were no better than them.


I seem to remember us laying the wood in the Meadowlands last year too!

Paint the whole picture buddy.

Wait till sept. All you trolls and you will see some beat downs and dolphins victories

Posted by: Marc from nj | March 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM

You've been spewing that same nonsense for many years now. And we are STILL waiting! IDIOT!

Kenny Britt is a 6.3 220 lb powerhouse

Dolphin starting CBs are like 5.6 150 lbs

Should be interesting esp if Gronk comes back

get sense and we beat them like a drum in their stadium. whats ur pt, both teams sucked. careless what jets did years ago. jets are horrible with geno smith and company

dusty bottoms = Home = Dashi.

Get Sense,
The Jets were no better than us last year, and we were no better than them.


Paint the whole picture buddy.

Posted by: Phillie CHIRINO | March 16, 2014 at 12:43 PM

They have gone to the AFC championship game 2 of the last 4 years. And they won the most recent game when WE had ALL the motivation. They have been FAR better than us the last 6 years.

get sense nobody cares about 6 years ago now. guess miami better franchise last 30, sure jets care about that now

Jets finished in 2nd place i the AFC EAST

The fish came in 3rd

Butt in reality the last place Bills beat the heck out of Miami sweeping them twice w a 5th option practice squad QB Thad Lewis who is 5.9 and was raised in the ghetto of Miami near the stadium
Thad Lewis beat Tannehill w a crack pie in his mouth

Dolphin therefore finished in last place in the AFC EAST
since Thad Lewis from the 4-10 (prior to beating the Dolphins)Bills beat the fish twice

Dolphins bootm of the AFC EAST and w the worst QB

yup reel admitted it, hes dumb as advertised

They havent won shyt! Period. Nobody remembers who LOST the AFC/NFC championship games, nor cares who made it there.

Fins fans have been waiting long for a superbowl win.

Your Jets have been waiting longer!

The Jets are a better francise than the Dolphins, not that thats saying much. But some Finfans cant handle that truth.

AFC EAST Reel Rankings

3)Thad Lewis -Bills (do to sweeping Tannehill's Dolphins twice)
4)Dolphins (Tannehill's Epic Fail)

Tannehill thought the Bills were in the AFC North

and Miami was in the AFC South, since Miami is south, Duh!

Posted by: Phillie CHIRINO | March 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Jet fans have had A LOT MORE to cheer about then Dullfin fans since Ross took over.

LOL @ Reality!

Well, I guess we have to do with whatever we can get. Like when you are in an awful way.

Wait till sept. All you trolls and you will see some beat downs and dolphins victories

Posted by: Marc from nj | March 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Good thing you arent a betting man!

Bazooka Joe is drinking scotch and having his office wife Dawn Aponte walk around the office topless putting down coasters for the good ol boys

Go Fish !

Dink n Dunk cuz Tannefails long ball stunk

Go Fish !

Trolls must die

How come no one on the Dolphins noticed Tannehills lack of accuracy BEFORE THE DRAFT?

Dawn has a hell of a rack

Jets fans are unibrowed, mouth-breathing Neanderthals who think Bon Jovi was the apex of Western culture.

My God, even some people in their depressing New Jersey spawning grounds (at least those with a High School diploma) think of them as drooling troglodytes to be pitied and observed behind bars---which is where many of them wind up.


Tannehill jerseys are 84% off this year
Butt come to find out
No Warranty after 20 YDs

HOMEy the Clown

Bazooka Joe says, "Hey Dawn Cap This!"

Heh hey now that's not true about New Jersey

Small wonder that Jets fans made a heroic figure out of Mark Gastineau (some still wear his Cool Ranch Doritos and Miller Lite stained jersey over their obese guts even today).

Like them, he had the I.Q. of a tree stump so the emotional bond was immediate and lasting.

Marc, have you ever been to Cinnaminson or Perth Amboy?

Oh Jay who cares? Shut up already. Get a life.

Some of these rose colored glasses homers remind me of my 5'11' neighbor that weighs 290 pounds and doesnt think he's fat! LOL

Rookie Geno Smith threw 25 INTs and still finished his team ahead of Ryan Timothy Tannehill's Dolphins


Do you know how PhKn pathetic you HOMERS are,look,sound etc?eH?
Wrong again and again season after season as always eH? JAJAJAJAJ eH? GO AWAY HOMERS,JUST GO THE FK AWAY FAR FAR AND AWAY. eH?

Mike Wallace is STILL OPEN

Bazooka Joe is drinking scotch and having his office wife Dawn Aponte walk around the office topless putting down coasters for the good ol boys

Go Fish !

Posted by: Reel Dolphin In Sight w Home |
jajajajaja Eh?


Shame Bazooka Joe Philbin and/or Lazor has neither/nor
ever called even one single play one game day

Oh Yeah, that's a recipe for Playoffs


Go Fish!

Here's a fun fact: The Giants and Jets share the same stadium yet people are allowed to buy beer longer at Giants games than at a Jets game.

Maybe it's because ADULTS with common sense and at least a base level of civilized behavior attend Giants games while Jets fans must be treated (perhaps 'leashed' is a better word) like the pubescent, illiterate cretins they truly are.

You do realize no one bothers to read you posts reel dolphin. Geezz if you love the jets and pats and bills become a fan of theres. If your trolling us that's fine, but seriously at least admit your trolling

Anybody interested in buying their family season tickets cuz the Dolphins signed a fat LT that sat out the last four games of regular season w a . . . wait for it, ..
. . . . "precautionary knee injury"

In other words there was no injury, but lets just sit out anyway

lol, that's the fat lazy team player u want, Huh?


Anyone recall when Jon Stewart did his metrics to try and scientifically ascertain whether Eagles fans or Jets fans were the NFL's biggest group of laughable morons? Classic stuff.

(I would suggest that Jets fans look up a word like 'ascertain' in the dictionary but I'm unsure as to whether gorillas can read)

Home will be a Big Bronco Fan again this season too

and of course always salute, "The Machine"
The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS a professional football team

It hurts that the JETS were the better team

blame Tannehill 6-36 to Wallace deep

The blogs boring today. Reel dolphin aka go go go aka ape tamer aka jay aka fire ross aka vafin aka jay aka zonk all seem to be in the mood today

I will leave you with Hester liking the idea of joining the dolphins. He is a bit old but is still a upgrade over thigpen

Home put out the Hester to Miami last week on the blog

Now the local media is catching on and headlining it

Some fans just have more "Reel Dolphin In Sight" than others

Now that Father O'Toole is done servicing the alter boys he should be getting drunk til Tuesday

Hey guys,don't feed the stupid homers and they will go away eH? jajajajaj.eH?

Go gogo is no troll Emperor....read my message and style

I do not use multiple names

I am Go gogo

Home is Reel

Jet fans and cowards. You don't hear or see from them when they lose.

What about Bills & Thad Lewis fans?

Pats fans?

Now that Devlin is cut why not trade Tannehill

Start Moore

Think Carolina would trade straight up
the 2013 NFL MVP of Defense MLB Luke Kuechly
the 2013 worst rated deep ball passing WR/QB Ryan Tanehill


Gee, if this is what the fans are like, who can blame the team for sucking?

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