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Burleson would have been insurance Dolphins still want

The interest in Nate Burleson by the Miami Dolphins was not so acute that they would get into a bidding war with the Cleveland Browns. Indeed, it was portrayed to me as a chance to investigate a solid veteran receiver who might be available at a relatively inexpensive price.

Burleson signed a one-year contract with Cleveland instead.

But the interest the Dolphins had raises some questions because it suggests the team saw the opportunity to purchase something that should not go unnoticed and now is unattended: Insurace for the health of Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline.

Gibson and Hartline finished last season with knee injuries. Both are expected back for 2014 and, indeed, Hartline is conservatively expected back for June's mandatory minicamp, if not earlier. Gibson, who suffered a more serious patellar tendon tear in New England last October, is expected back at some point in training camp in late July and August.

But no amount of optimism about the recovery of two-thirds of the Miami starting receiver corps overshadows the fact the Dolphins felt a desire if not a need to shop for insurance (in the person of Burleson) against the possibility one of the two receivers (more likely Gibson) might not be ready for the 2014 season.

This raises the question whether the Dolphins will continue shopping for that insurance now that Burleson has gone to Cleveland? I believe the answer is yes. If another veteran receiver who the Dolphins think can be a good locker room add at a relatively cheap price comes along, I'd expect the Dolphins to show interest.

It speaks to having a secondary plan in case Plan A doesn't play out to script.

The script the Dolphins are operating under says Gibson and Hartline will be ready to play the 2014 regular season. Look for general manager Dennis Hickey to continue looking for opportunities to hedge his bet ... just in case the script doesn't go as planned.

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Wilder sucks. Us real fans do not care about his pedigree.

Pedigree just means you won't be as good as your family. Rarely, does a player exceed his "Pedigree".

Change your name again and try harder.

James Wilder Jr. apparently has come out with a crooked streak. He has had 3 run-ins with the Law.

Great insight Oscar... Your brain must hurt after such an in depth analysis of the Miami Dolphins and Dennis Hickey...

What kind of a RB gets caught by the cops?

Those are simple sociopaths. The true Psychopath, maybe your neighbor who has killed 12 to 15 People already, you will never know because they are probably much smarter than you are. Be thankful that they are smarter than you are and that you will never know them.

Oscar, let's get married and live in rural Cambodia.

During my career I have had several patients that I suspect are Psychopaths. I suspect, mind you, I don't know it for a fact. Yes?

During my career I have had several patients that I suspect are Psychopaths. I suspect, mind you, I don't know it for a fact. Yes?

Posted by: oscar canosa | April 07, 2014 at 06:38 PM

They put the Fear of God in you. Just as there are physical Monstrosities which are sacrificed at birth, the Psychopath is a psychological Monstrosity, appearing physically normal, but your worst nightmare that you can picture inside of them.

The only Psychopath that I have called out is Fidel Castro, but that is common knowledge.

GARRETT SCOTT VISITING PHINS

At 6'5" 285 lbs he is definitely a future pro bowl OT and NOT a future 'career backup'.

Oscar

Meet at Cabrini Center, I'll show you monstrosity, eh? :)

Sorry but that would just suck being alone in the same room with them. Guess that's not a moment for "Tough Love" I'm guessing .

SAM I AM,

You have a similar writing style to Ape Tamer, eh?

Oscar

May be a female you're quite familiar with prefers my monstrosity to your minuscule thread needler. Eh?

Evilness, pure evilness, that when you talk to them, you feel they are making a great effort in not jumping you right there and hurt you and then kill you in who knows how many ways.

Fidel isn't a psychopath
Cubans are just masochist


SAM I AM,

You have a similar writing style to Ape Tamer, eh?

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | April 07, 2014 at 06:53 PM

I love it when ape tamer say, "eh?" It's the only part of his posts that consistently make sense. :)

SAM uses orange kool-aid as lipstick

God had to have someone to introduce the Cuban sandwich to mankind. I love Cuban sandwiches. :)

SAM uses orange kool-aid as lipstick

Posted by: Scared Straight | April 07, 2014 at 06:57 PM

Is this a mama joke? :)

Looks like CJ is going to the Jets.

Looks like every team in the division is improving faster than we are. Let's not fool ourselves about our line. Albert may not even stay healthy and other then Pouncey, we have subs and scrubs.

Of course, the dynamic of the Psychological Monstrosity for their behavior is that they know they are "different" from most others and therefore want to destroy everything that is not "similar" to them, of course to maintain their self-esteem.

How many players in the draft really make an impact their first season? You are lucky if one rookie makes an impact on your W/L for the season. Banking on the draft to help us this year is not wise.

Oscar,

I would like you to live in harmony with Alex Trebek, a wombat, and a jar of mayonnaise.

As ALoco says:

THE CELLAR!

I would like you to live in harmony with Alex Trebek, a wombat, and a jar of mayonnaise.

Posted by: Joseph Smith | April 07, 2014 at 07:03 PM

You've been at this for years now and still haven't come up with one remotely funny post. You are really boring.

Is that idiot etf still here trying to convince people the team is worse than the 2012 team, even though they won more games?

Oscar

Is true the dried testicular inerts of the Kingsley wombat has untold of healing powers for those that are psychotic monstrosities?

There is no chance a Psychopath will attack you in your Office if he/she realizes that you know about him/her. They will do it somewhere else. So feel safe in your job.

Oscar

Lets play catch. I want you to keep running deep until you run into a Chinese speaking traffic cop. I will get you the ball.

????

How many shitske's in a poopske?

How many of you, in retrospect, find that the hours and hours of blogging over the last several months has been remotely worthwhile?

Oscar

Today, Mars, Earth, Sun are in perfect alignment. A lot more than weirwolves will be out tonight. Can you psycho-babbelize this for us too?

The Racist SS Reporter
The Braided Coconut Omar Kelly is yelling he only wants a darn black QB for the the Dolphins
After licking Garrard's cleats
Omar now want Hickey to draft the black QB Bridegwater

No one else just the black guy at #19

Why does this racist Omar still have a job?

Oscar

Samantha and Moon Cat are bringing éclairs. Merv Griffin awaits you in the kitchen.

Omar is a disgusting vile racist lil soft bellied negro and needs to be fired immediately

Stop Racism Now

Fire Omar Kelly the racist from Carol City, FL.

Some pretty good movies put out by Hollywood about Psychopaths. Of course, Silence of the Lambs, sensationalist, but perhaps not that far removed from the reality of these Monsters and the Red Dragon. Watch either one tonight and sleep tight.

Oscar let's play switch

Ernest Saves Christmas is my favorite movie about a psychopath.

I could live with teddy bridgewater and I'm a white person so what's your point

My older Son, the Child Psychiatrist, should be the one writing in this blog instead of I, the Adult's Psychiatrist.

If he's there at 19 you grab his black ass and make him a dolphin

Teddy can sling that football man

Stop Racism by Black people NOW !!!

It's the same Autistic Mother Fukkker writing all these posts here under different names.

Oscar would you take teddy given the chance

Yup they are very immature and kind of annoying

E

I don't know why Armando puts up with this kid. Only for the hits and $$$, of course. Hey, Armando, when are you going to leave Miami and work full time with NFL.com up North? We wish you the very best of luck.

The Helen Keller Story---another great one about a psychopath.

The jingle is going through your head now.

After licking Garrard's cleats
Omar now want Hickey to draft the black QB Bridegwater

HELL NO......

I just heard Phil Simms commenting on the QB's in this draft and none are top 40 picks, let alone first rounder's and Bridgewater is the worst of them....
The pro day should tell you a lot as these QB's are not under any duress and should have spectacular performances.

Posted by: oscar canosa | April 07, 2014 at 07:01 PM

Oscar that's some really creepy stuff!! Could the same be said about a sociopath without the violence? Wanting everyone to be like them to fill their self esteem, realizing they're different rom everyone else?

Actually, Blake Bortles is not a polished QB under any means. And Houston wants to draft him #1 overall according to most mocks??

It's a different mentality although also sick as hell. The sociopath can kiss you know and 2' later rob you blindly. The psychopath considers everybody that is not in his likeness a threat to his/her Self and therefore will try to kill anybody that is not similar to them, strictly for the survival of their Self-Esteem.

I don't know why Armando puts up with this kid. Only for the hits and $$$, of course. Hey, Armando, when are you going to leave Miami and work full time with NFL.com up North? We wish you the very best of luck.

Posted by: oscar canosa | April 07, 2014 at 07:34 PM

Why do you put up with him Salguero?

Is Sam I am your Cousin/Uncle?

I LIKE THIS GUY GARRETT SCOTT THE MIA IS HOSTING

6'5' 285LBS LT from Marshall - he will fit perfectly on the bench

It's a different mentality although also sick as hell. The sociopath can kiss you know and 2' later rob you blindly. The psychopath considers everybody that is not in his likeness a threat to his/her Self and therefore will try to kill anybody that is not similar to them, strictly for the survival of their Self-Esteem.

Posted by: oscar canosa | April 07, 2014 at 08:13 PM

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Can someone be a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

Cause from your description, Daytona qualifies as both.

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