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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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Popeye @ 7:37

How do I stop the jingle?

Fraud,

You and "Sam" should watch football together during the season. You guys don't live that far apart. And it will free up the blog on Sunday's for the rest of us.

Does any anti Hartline person here understand what a POSSESSion reciever is? Yes, Hartline doesn't fight for the extra yards and falls down too quickly, but he's reliable. He makes tough catches. Keeps the chains moving! He's not the best and at some point I'd love someone like Boldin. I like Matthews too. He'll get more time, but he's not going to be great either. They need to draft a WR in the first 2 rounds this year!

Oscar would it be a fair statement to say some bloggers here are sociopaths or would that require further examination?

Hartline isn't a possession WR.

Hartline is an Average WR. Who has exceeded his draft slot.

What I don't do is credit him for things he is not.

A Possession WR is a guy that gets you first downs on 3rd down. Hartline doesn't do that. Gibson is more of a Possession WR than Hartline. A Possession WR works the sticks. Not the sidelines.

Armando's success at this point is only due to the fact he has been doing this awhile, has established contacts. Not too many last. How he lasted I don't know, he is a horrible writer and his English is not fit for professional journalism.

Just one more sign of the degradation of society.

Hi Dashi!
Congratulations on giving birth.

Dashi, sorry bro, I missed your 14th birthday. How was Chuck Cheesses's? Did you swallow any Cracker Jacks behind the building?

Have the Phins given up on C. Johnson? Has he signed with the lowly Jets?

Omar received free lunch k-12 and then a grant from NAACP

Believe Omar was also a supporter of the Black Panthers
and a hater of all non black nfl players

Omar the Racist Must Go!

The SS allows Omar to write anti-white articles time after time

Stop Black Racism NOW !!!

Dashi,
Now you know why I can't be SAM.

Dashi @ 8:38

The way you're babbling it sounds like you been working the sticks.
Not out making extra money are you?

Fraud,

I have never said you and Sam are the same. You are the "Truth", Sam is just some Home-o.

I get it though why you wouldn't watch a game with him. After the first drive you will end up beating him to a pulp.

Now, Oscar and Sam. They are the same person. If not they are closely related. Cousin/Uncle from the Mom and Dad side.

Hey Stupid know what?
I sell cheap toys on street for $1.
When customer have on Dolphins gear I charge $5.
Know why?
Because Dolphins fans stupid that why.
That how I make extra money - I swindle Dolphins fans.

Dashi exhibits all the signs of a latent homo-heshe just hasn't come to terms with it yet.

Stop The Racist Omar Kelly

Fire his filthy mouthed black arse and put him in jail on hate crimes!

Stop The Racist statements from Omar Kelly, the black hater of white people

Disgusting vile little creature!

Working the Sticks was before my time.

I grew up in the 90s not the 50s.

Sorry fraud.

Working the Sticks was before my time.

I grew up in the 90s not the 50s.

Sorry fraud.

Posted by: Dashi | April 07, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Everything was before your time, dashi boy. Maybe you are 20 but you seem like you are 13 and never left the trailer park. There is a world out there beyond the internet.

@10:21, Take your own advice.

You grumpy old hag.

I bet you have lived in the same place for the past 20 years. And haven't taken a trip anywhere in over 30 years.

We can all tell how much you hate your life.

Cause anybody who enjoys their life wouldn't do the things you do.

Don't worry. I will let you have the last word. I know how much it means to you.

P.S.- Never lived in a Trailer park. Could be the reason I don't know about "Sticks".

Dashi why do you always take the bait? Can't you figure it out? They make you look like an idiot and you make yourself look like an idiot. Get a grip. Too many of you keep biting on the troll bait and ruin the blog. Get a clue already.

So....either Ross cheaped out or Burleson prefered the Browns. Both represent the pathetic state of the franchise.

ADVICE,

MANDO HAS ALREADY CONFIRMED DASHI IS A TROLL THAT USES MANY NAMES. HE PLAYS THE GAME ON BOTH ENDS.

I grew up in the 90s not the 50s.

Sorry fraud.

Posted by: Dashi | April 07, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Sorry Dashi. You havent come close to growing up.

Oscar would it be a fair statement to say some bloggers here are sociopaths or would that require further examination?
Posted by: Garn79 | April 07, 2014 at 08:32 PM

I've already successfully diagnosed a number of regular trolls on here with both Anti-Social Personality Disorder and also rampant narcissism.

It's plain as day a lot of these guys are disturbed and don't function well with other people.

Darkoak is oscar? LMAO!!!!!

oscar forgot to change his name before answering HILARIOUS!

Dunno about the personality traits of all the trolls but do know they've been spot on correct for seven years straight.....and counting.

Dashi,

I just read the quote from Donald. He wants to play for Pitt but I don't see that happening unless they switch to a 4/3. His quote is below and I just dropped him off my list and hope the Dolphins do too. This guy hasn't earned SHT in the NFL and he's a pre-madonna DT - really!!! I don't care what this guy brings I wouldn't take him at all. WOW

“I’ve seen the mock drafts, and I know the Steelers pick at 15. Most of these so called experts have me being drafted by the Bears at 14 and that’s just not going to work out for me. If I’m drafted before 15 I won’t be happy, but I won’t hold out. I know exactly what I’ll do because if it’s good enough for the pretty boy quarterbacks, it’s good enough for me. So make no mistake about it, I’ll force a trade if the Bears draft me at 14.”

oscar, how many names do you have? come clean, yes?

Texas,

Agreed. The quote dropped him a little in my book.

If you are truly great, you trust your own ability. It doesn't matter where you go.

Reason, I never liked Elway, and never was a fan of Eli.

You get drafted by whoever you get drafted by. And you should be happy about playing for that team. They actually liked you enough to pick you for their team.

Now once you become a free agent. You decide where you want to go. Til then your only job should be to the the best at what you do.


You get drafted by whoever you get drafted by. And you should be happy about playing for that team. They actually liked you enough to pick you for their team.

Now once you become a free agent. You decide where you want to go. Til then your only job should be to the the best at what you do.

Posted by: Dashi | April 07, 2014 at 11:14 PM


La La Land.

Darkoak,

You missed your best friend yesterday...Here is an excerpt:
-------------------

I HAVE A SMALL PENUS, NO FRIENDS, NO MONEY & NO FUTURE

But I have the Phins and this blog so i will always have something to keep me occupied.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | April 06, 2014 at 06:35 PM

Darkoak,

Agreed with everything you just said.

If I can add one thing. You can also tell that they aren't happy with how life has turned out. Reason they hate everyone. Because people don't lead the same lives as them.

oscar forgot to change his name before answering HILARIOUS!
Posted by: .; | April 07, 2014 at 11:00 PM

If I was oscar which I'm not. God you're dumb.

Advice,

keep telling yourself that.

If it makes you and your friend feel secure in yourself. Keep fabricating lies on the truth.

You clowns need to stop smoking them heavy drugs. It makes you guys lose all track of time and reality.

We all know "Who the Crazy ones are in this blog".

And as long as you clowns keep on Dashi!! Dashi!! Dashi!! (It's about 5 pages of Dashi!! On any given post. Even Salguero knows that after Dashi joined the Blog his troll tripled his workload.)

NOBODY WILL BELIEVE YOUR HYPOCRISY.

Just thank god this is the internet and you don't have to show your face to any of us on a regular basis.

It is getting late to deal with the stupid stuff.

I actually wanted to talk football with some of the posters that use to post at night here. But I see the 3 idiots have driven everybody away.

Oh,well. Consider this my last time posting after 7pm.

Good Job, Good Effort.

Sam I am
Fraud
Oscar

It wasn't a week ago you wrote an article saying "I don't get it" when the Dolphins were going to visit with Burleson.

Now you're suggesting that it would have been a "good" insurance move.

You give new meaning to the word "Vacillation"!

I agree Dashi and I feel the same about Elway and Eli Manning.

Just think if Dan Marino had said those things. He was Pitt guy and probably wanted to go there. But he knew what he was about and how good he was so he just wanted to play in the NFL.

Poor, poor dashi boy. Thought he had some virtual friends. Wrong again.

What dashi is too naive to see is the same people he thinks are his buddies are the same ones that taunt him. He'll figure it out. Maybe not so soon.

Wallace should have a better QB than Tannehill. He'd be far more effective with an accurate passer.

Dolphins Fans: Red Zone Specialist

Wide Receivers under the Radar may not get drafted

1. Dorial Green-Beckham Missouri Ht: 6’6, 220lbs (40: 4.43 secs)

2. Branden Coleman Rugers Ht: 6’6 (40: 4.56l)


3. Quincy Enunwa Nebraska Nebraska Team Captain (2013)

NEITHER HARTLINE OR WALLACE IS THE PROBLEM IT'S THE TERRIBLE OL THAT KEPT GIVING UP SACKS AND CAUSING A YOUNG DEVELOPING QB TO MISS FIRE DUE TO "HAPPY FEET"..HOW MANY TIMES DID WE SEE WALLACE BEHIND THE SECONDARY AND TANNEHILL MISSED HIM ?? AT LEAST 12-15 TIMES..THE GUY COULD NOT STEP INTO THROWS SO THIS RESULTED IN BAD DEEP THROWS.. THE REASON HARTLINE THRIVES WITH TANNEHILL IS HARTLINE'S ABILITY TO RUN GOOD QUICK ROUTES AND GOOD COMEBACK ROUTES.. WALLACE DEEP THREAT OPENED UP THE FIELD FOR CLAY AND MATHEWS AND GIBSON.. TANNEHILL IMPROVED FROM YEAR 1 TO YEAR 2 DESPITE HAVING THE WORST OL..FIX THE OL,, DRAFT TOP OT/OG OR CJ MOSELY AND IN LATER ROUNDS GET YOU A FAST WR WHO CAN RETURN PUNTS AND KO AND GIVE US A DEEP THREAT IF WALLACE GETS HURT..NOW THOSE 12-15 DEEP BALLS CAN TURN INTO 8-12 MORE TOUCHDOWNS AND 2-3 MORE VICTORIES AND FINALLY THE PLAYOFFS..PLEASE REMEMBER THIS TEAM IS 8-8 AND ANY IMPROVEMENT MEANS 10-11 VICTORIES.. GO DOLPHINS !! NOT AS BAD AS IT SEEMS !!

Mando,

Great article. The Dolphins didnt impress Burleson so whats plan B?

How come it takes years for the Dolphins to realize their QB stinks?

Did you guys beat up on poor Dashi again? You must have hit him so hard he thought that I was hitting him too.

I haven't been here in more than 8hrs. Lmao!


The "WHO" picked J.Long has been debated ad nauseum here.

J.Long was picked "for" S.Ross. If you want to be specific.

But it was still because of Mr. Ross.

Posted by: Dashi | April 07, 2014 at 12:05 PM

In April-08 S.Ross wasn't even in the picture yet as a possible buyer for the team. His Bid was put in Oct. that Yr. when the buzz about a possible sale of the team started to make the rounds. I remember it well because the sales price jumped 100 Mil by Dec. of that Yr. with Wayne cashing in on the success of the Wild Cat and our weak schedule that Yr. Another snag was that Ross had his money tied up in Real Estate and didn't have the full 1.1 Bil to buy the team in Cash needing to go to the Banks and later finding minority partners. Alot is made of how deep his pockets truly are but all the estimates include his holdings (as they always do when estimating someones net worth) which is were his money is actually tied into. He isn't as liquid as some on here think or remember given the fact the sale with Wayne was almost dead at one point with Wayne insisting on 500 Mil up front and the balance paid before 2010.

Too many pipe dreams on this blog and that is ok. Realisticly if Martin is avaiable at 19 Hickey and the front office crew will pick him. Watkins wont be there and teams that can afford to trade down wont. Too many have more holes than the fins do. OLine has been problematic for years now and Hickey's first year at the helm wont end up in the toilet by passing on fixing the oline. The d line is set for now. LB is still a problem as is the safety position. If Hickey can sign a vet WR as insurance and on the cheap he will otherwise he will draft one in the later rounds. If Hickey and crew are looking for a TE who more a WR seam guy then they might as well keep Egnew and play him. Tannehill will improve now that he no longer has Sherman around forcing him to stay in the pocket. Lazor will get more out of him and his legs.

Didn't find much on OT/G Garret Scott - one site had his measurable at 6'5" 295 & another 6'5" 310

One snippet said he was figured to be Marshall's top Oline player

AFC EAST 2014 Results:
1) New England Patriots 14-2
2) New York Jets 10-6
3) Buffalo Bills . 9-7
4) Miami Dolphins 6-10 or 7-9

Lacanfora also said the earth was flat,,,,,

Philbin now trying his hand at changing his coaching style and player connect
Rookie NFL OC "Bill"

r
no
match

for good & elite NFL coaches

Couple those two
w

the worst rated 2013 NFL QB deep ball passer
WR/QB experiment year #3
new O-line led by overpaid injury prone Fat Albert
Gimpy & hesitant WRs coming off of season ending injuries
only 1 decent TE (hybrid)
no FB
3 RBs that not even one other team is interested in signing any of them

and a GM out of default
that doesn't wear a tie so he wont hang himself

Go Fish !

@Terrancewest28 weighed in at 230 pounds today he's doing running back drills standing on combine numbers which included 4.54 40 yard dash

Many teams with multiple scouts at West Pro Day yesterday. This kid seems to be moving up the boards quickly

Why?

(sing now)

Because we're
The Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins have not won
a playoff games since the 1999 post season

The Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins no one cares!

and the playoff game was in OT

the next game we were SHUTOUT AGAIN in the playoffs

the Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphin
Miami Dolphins make you puke

why so many grown men interested in other men running around in their underwear and studying their actions
so hard?

weird?

Armando's next blog topic should be...

"NOTHING TO SEE HERE".....cause there isn't...

hopefully there will be soon...but right now....and most likely before the draft....meh......

Armando....

DIG DEEP.....and pull out that golden nugget....

here are some suggestions.....

1. Whats the deal with Keller? ( a DC question)....

2. Tanne feels comfortable in the "LAZOR GUN"

3. Wallace and Tanne getting "up to speed"

4. (Earth) Wake glad to be a FIN 4 LIFE (altho I would be happier with Wake if he had some playoff wins).....

5. PLAYOFFS or bust for Philbin....Ross has made it clear

You can also do a moving piece on Hickey and his family (much like you did for Ireland)....

and I REALLY want to know what kind of leash Philbin has before snap one of the new season....

There is NOW NEWS Armando.....this is the time of the year that you pul out PUFF pieces....and hit us with some speculation....

Good RETWEET Armando (top left of page).....

that's the type of stuff I am talking about....

The infamous Bill Lazor that jaded banwagon jumping Dolfans think has revolutionized the wheel is no more than a way overrated worthless bag of dung

That's right

Home said it!

Lazor has not done shiet in the NFL

Lazor was with four teams as a punky QB coach and assistant

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