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Da-Phins
01-21-2011, 06:59 PM
Lets get it started!

Lets try to make this an active/discussion thread and not boring, ok my little angels?

Catch_23
01-23-2011, 05:19 AM
Yes lets please make this active, what does everyone think of Scotts latest mock. I personally like Ingram but I feel like if one of the top 4 Qbs is still on there we have to take him. But thats just my opinon.

D-Unit
01-28-2011, 01:06 PM
I agree, the Dolphins forum is in need of some activity. You guys should start by finding a good topic to debate on. If everyone agrees, then there's nothing to talk about. :)

Or start by creating some Dolphins mocks.

Da-Phins
02-01-2011, 01:28 PM
Its a given that this team is gonna bring in another QB to compete with Henne for the starting job. Who should we look at?

I'm not all that warm and cozy with this QB draft class and none of the vets are really all that and a bag of chips. I wouldnt touch Young with 20 inch pole and I dont see Kolb as a franchise type QB.

Grizzlegom
02-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Personally, I like Kolb and think he could be a high-quality starter. I had him him at number 2 on my Dolphins QB Big Board the year he came out (after Quinn). I was sad to see us end up settling on Beck. Don't think we have what it takes to get Kolb though, don't think we'll part with our first and a lack of second will make it tough.

As for the FA route, lots of guys out there...we obviously are going to sign one player but I'm not sure who. We could go the veteran route and get someone like Kerry Collins or Marc Bulger, we could go the bust route with Matt Leinart or Alex Smith, or we could go the former backup/spot starter route with someone like Drew Stanton, Kellen Clemens, or Brodie Croyle.

Personally, I'm highest on Collins as a SHORT-term competition to Henne but in that scenario I feel like we'd have to draft a QB in the first round because that's banking way too much on Henne improving. My next top pick would be Stanton, he showed pretty well this year and I think he could be a Jay Fiedler-type, not the best but at least we were competitive when he ran the offense.

As for the draft, I'm not really big on anyone at QB. I think we need to fix the run offense first and foremost (easier said than done, I think we need a new starting C and LG as well as some new blood at RB, Hilliard is the only guy from the roster last year that I want back and that's still as a number 3/ST guy). Don't really think there is an impact QB out there for us to grab.

Quagmire
02-02-2011, 03:20 PM
Guys, lots of things to fix on the offensive side. Without knowing the cap and if/when free agency can happen this year, it is tough to speculate. However, with the draft, I do like the idea of trading down to fill multiple needs. On offense, they need help at QB, 2 RBs (every down type and I think a 3rd down type with some speed/KR ability), speed WR, speed TE, FB and help on the OL.

Ideally, they can pick up a #2 by trading down once (in a better world, maybe another trade down to the top of rd 2 and pick up an extra #3..)

Some names:
WR - Torrey Smith, Jerrel Jurnigan, Titus Young. I like Smith because of his size. I think he will blow up the combine and move way up by draft day..

RB - I am putting Ingram on here just because everyone already seems to have him there.. For every down type I like Leshoure from Illinois and also like Ridley from LSU as a potential guy in rd 3 or 4.. I like Hunter from OK St as a 3rd down type.

TE - Would love Kyle Rudolph, but don't see that happening. Perhaps a DJ Williams or Lance Kendricks..

QB - If I thought they were taking one in rd 1, I think Newton or Mallett are boom or bust types worth taking a chance on. 2 totally different styles, but I think each could work... Otherwise Kaepernick keeps getting brought up as a low #1 or #2 rd pick...

OL - I would love Carimi or Castonzo, but I think there is no way Ross lets them not make a "sexy pick" for their first choice... Think maybe an interior line guy in the middle rds to hopefully help.

One other prediction. Depending on when/if FA happens this yr, I think the starting QB on opening day for Miami next yr is Matt Flynn. I am guessing they will part with some kind of 2012 pick to make it happen...

Lets get this thing going....

Da-Phins
02-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Read that Ross has gave Ireland and Sparano the green light to be aggressive this offseason and spend as much as they want. Did the same thing last year and landed Marshall and Dansby. So hopefully we can land some more high impact guys like those two this offseason.

Grizzlegom
02-04-2011, 05:59 AM
I'm REALLY hoping that New England is dumb enough to let Logan Mankins hit the free agent market. Word is we're going to be all over him if he does and that plus Ross willing to open the pocketbook would put us in good position to get him I'd think. Would be a major upgrade for us and further weaken the Pats so...win win.

Da-Phins
02-07-2011, 05:14 PM
I'm REALLY hoping that New England is dumb enough to let Logan Mankins hit the free agent market. Word is we're going to be all over him if he does and that plus Ross willing to open the pocketbook would put us in good position to get him I'd think. Would be a major upgrade for us and further weaken the Pats so...win win.

I doubt the Pats would let him walk. Kraft already said they will do everything they can to keep him there. Another guy that we could go after is Brad Smith. I would love to bring that guy to Miami. Not only could he help in the return game but I also think we could be more productive with the Wild cat.

Da-Phins
02-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Soliai, drafted in 2007, is expected to hit free agency once the players' union and the NFL get their act together and agree on a collective bargaining agreement. He will not re-sign with Miami before a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, according to a league source, because he wants to maximize his earning potential and the 30 percent rule makes it hard to do that until after his current contract expires and he becomes a free agent.

So the Dolphins have "zero," chance of re-signing Soliai before he hits free agency, the source close to the player said Tuesday.

What does that mean?

It means the biggest body on the Miami defensive line, the player who started 14 games at nose tackle for Miami last year, will hit free agency assuming the league does not establish a lull period during which current teams have exclusive rights to negotiate with their own players.

I am told if Soliai hits the open market, it will be a free-for-all. He wants to remain with the Dolphins. But he wants to get paid. And there will be interest because there always is for a 355 pound defensive lineman that has proven he can play.

In talks between the Dolphins and agent David Canter, I am told by my source, the Dolphins are being cautious. Canter could not be reached for comment, but I'll keep trying. He is, after all, a weekly contributor on my radio show Armando and the Amigo.

Would you be cool with giving Soliai a big contract after being a terd for 3 years but a ******* beast during his contract year?

Grizzlegom
02-11-2011, 06:55 PM
Absolutely. It takes most NTs 3 years to really flash dominance. I think he's gotta be offseason priority number 1 honestly. Starks was mediocre while he was playing on the nose and its clear his best position is outside. McDaniel is probably going to get a sweeter deal elsewhere so if we lose Soliai, we're going to have a big whole inside. I'd even be so bold as to franchise him, that's how important he was to our run defense last year.

Da-Phins
02-11-2011, 07:02 PM
Absolutely. It takes most NTs 3 years to really flash dominance. I think he's gotta be offseason priority number 1 honestly. Starks was mediocre while he was playing on the nose and its clear his best position is outside. McDaniel is probably going to get a sweeter deal elsewhere so if we lose Soliai, we're going to have a big whole inside. I'd even be so bold as to franchise him, that's how important he was to our run defense last year.

Yeah I agree but what scares me is how he was lazy his first three years then all of a sudden he starts trying his contract year. Are we dealing with a player who is truly maturing or just motivated by the money then turns it back down once he gets paid?

Nalej
02-11-2011, 07:26 PM
I'm REALLY hoping that New England is dumb enough to let Logan Mankins hit the free agent market. Word is we're going to be all over him if he does and that plus Ross willing to open the pocketbook would put us in good position to get him I'd think. Would be a major upgrade for us and further weaken the Pats so...win win.

L.Mankins is expected to get franchised.
Hopefully it turns out just like the Wilfork situation.
Franchise tag was just a tactic to extend the negotiation window.
Soon after the new CBA is signed, he gets signed to an extension

thebow305
02-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Would you be cool with giving Soliai a big contract after being a terd for 3 years but a ******* beast during his contract year?

I'd be ok with it, especially since dominant NT's are pretty hard to come by. It does worry me a bit though. I also don't know what the hell we are going to do with Merling and Odrick if we do re-sign Soliai.

Da-Phins
02-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Nolan is a smart man so I'm sure he knows that a line of Starks-Soliai-Langford is the best combination we have. Merling is worthless and I hope we try to trade him this offseason. He's better off in a 4-3 anyway. Dont see McDaniel coming back so I guess Odrick will take his place in the rotation.

Grizzlegom
02-16-2011, 08:51 AM
I'm on board with dumping Merling off if someone would give us a late round pick for him (5th-6th). I'd love to see McDaniel back but I get the sense that someone will give him more money/years than us since he's shown versatility to play all three spots on the 34 at a high level.

As for what we do with Odrick, he would be the top reserve and would see tons of PT as Starks would still slide inside on passing downs and he would spell Langford and Starks at the DE spots. I think as long as we bring Soliai back, our DL will be fine because I like Robert Rose and Chris Baker as developmental guys on the bottom of the roster and we'll be a good 4 deep above them with Odrick, Starks, Soliai, and Langford, 5 if we bring back either Merling or McDaniel.

Da-Phins
02-16-2011, 06:13 PM
"Let me tell you this and take it however way you want," Canter said, "If the Dolphins don't pay Paul Soliai, there will be plenty of other teams lining up to sign him as a free agent, I know that ..."

Alrightie then.

That sentiment came within the context of productive, professional talks with the Dolphins, according to Canter, who was quite complimentary of Miami general manager Jeff Ireland. In fact, Canter said he spoke with Ireland earlier this week and the two plan to talk again in Indianapolis during the NFL combine late next week.

Canter did not discuss numbers or specifics of the negotiation with me. I know, however, through a Soliai family source that Miami has made the nose tackle several contract offers. The latest, interestingly, about 10 days ago was a one-year offer.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2011/02/the-latest-on-the-paul-soliai-contract-situation.html

I sure hope Ireland isnt gonna be cheap towards Soliai, we need the guy to anchor the middle.

Giantsfan1080
02-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Da-Phins you know the girl in your sig is on the Amazing Race right?

Anyway the reason I came in was to say it looks like Plax wants to play for you guys. Would you take him?

Da-Phins
02-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Its also the same girl that I see on my dick every nite. High five for me!

As for your question, Plax would be a huge risk and I dont view it as a smart move. No doubt him and Marshall would make a great duo and with Bess working the slot, that would smell trouble for defenses. But both have big head egos and always like to ***** so doubt it would work long term. Marshall already acted like a baby several times last year cause he didnt feel like he was getting the ball enough. But If we had a real QB and a type of offense that likes to throw it around then I would certainly take that risk.

Grizzlegom
02-22-2011, 08:45 AM
I don't really view Plax as a huge risk personally. I don't really see us attempting to sign him however as this regime has been pretty anti problem children. I'd really have to Plax work out too because what we really need is a deep threat and if he lost any of his speed, which wasn't elite in the first place, he wouldn't really be what we need.

thebow305
02-22-2011, 10:24 AM
I'd be alright with us signing Plax. Always been a big fan. A little bit of a risk, but HUGE reward.

Grizzlegom
02-24-2011, 03:38 PM
Jason La Canfora Dolphins place franchise tag on DT Paul Soliai.


WOOOOOT. He was priority one. Now we can address the interior line and get some speed on offense and we'll be good to go. haha

Da-Phins
02-24-2011, 04:08 PM
Smart move by Ireland and company. One less need to worry about. I really like the guy but I do wonder rather or not if he is the type of player who just turns it on when its almost pay day.

Also, there's a good chance that we could be landing Shockey. He took a physical for us today and ESPN is saying that we are working on a deal with him. Another good move if we can get this thing done. We have nothing after Fasano and he shoud really help out our redzone offense.

thebow305
02-24-2011, 07:05 PM
Smart move by Ireland and company. One less need to worry about. I really like the guy but I do wonder rather or not if he is the type of player who just turns it on when its almost pay day.

Also, there's a good chance that we could be landing Shockey. He took a physical for us today and ESPN is saying that we are working on a deal with him. Another good move if we can get this thing done. We have nothing after Fasano and he shoud really help out our redzone offense.

I agree about both, although Shockey is a shell of his former self. Won't make much of a difference, but he's a hometown favorite and I've always been a big fan.

PhinsRock
02-25-2011, 08:26 AM
Looking like Shockey is headed to Tennessee. I'm a little disappointed. I think Shockey would have added toughness, talent, leadership and a swag that we don't have.

Da-Phins
03-01-2011, 08:52 PM
Looking like Shockey is headed to Tennessee. I'm a little disappointed. I think Shockey would have added toughness, talent, leadership and a swag that we don't have.

He's still a FA. Panthers brought him in for a physical and all that junk but didnt offer him a contract yet. I read somewhere that Shockey and our TE coach are good friends so that should help out some. If I had to guess I would say he will end up coming here. He loves Miami and the type of guy he is he would do anything to be able to live in Miami so he can party it up every chance he gets.

WOOOOOO HOOOOO we made it to the 2nd page!

Da-Phins
03-03-2011, 07:23 PM
Shockey is signing with the Panthers. Jeff Darlington said that the Dolphins never made an offer and wasnt all that interested in him. Fasano and Shockey sure would have made a good TE duo.

Other news is the Dolphins placed a 2nd round tender on Thigpen and place a tender on Nate Garner. Cobbs didnt get one so he will hit the market. Kinda surprised by that since how the coaching staff seems to love Cobbs.

EDIT- Incognito locked up for 3 years. AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Last-minute signings still coming in: Miami re-signed guard Richie Incognito to a 3-year deal today.

Grizzlegom
03-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Indifferent on not bringing in Shockey, shell of his former self.

Honestly not a fan of bringing Incognito back. He was mediocre all season and I would have rather went out and signed someone like Gallery and address C in the draft with someone like Wis or Fusco. As of now it looks like we have Long-Garner-Incognito-Jerry-Carey with Berger as the top backup inside and I guess Murtha at OT. Still not a huge fan and hope we take an interior lineman early.

Da-Phins
03-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Incognito was able to hold his own at center last year I thought. Granted he only played 2 games there but I still felt he did a better job then Berger. He's more suited for center then he is at guard anyway.

Grizzlegom
03-07-2011, 08:34 AM
Incognito was able to hold his own at center last year I thought. Granted he only played 2 games there but I still felt he did a better job then Berger. He's more suited for center then he is at guard anyway.

I agree that he's definitely better than Berger and his skillset is better suited for center, I just don't think he's that good overall. I do understand bringing him back though as without him we'd have to find three starters, having him there gives us an average starter at either OG or C and allows us to go out and find a BPA elsewhere. Hopefully Jerry gets his butt in the weight room this offseason so he can get some strength to handle playing at RG then we really only need to find one more starter out of Garner/Berger/draftpick/freeagent.

Da-Phins
03-18-2011, 02:26 PM
................

Pretty much sums up everything right now with this BS lockout. There isnt much to talk about. Im going insane.

Grizzlegom
05-02-2011, 04:50 PM
Now that the draft is over, who is everyone's top targets for free agency? Obviously the players that actually hit free agency will depend on whatever rules we'll be under.

QB: We need a veteran that can both mentor Henne and push him, similar to Pennington. I also think we need to sign an UDFA with upside to either stash as a developmental guy or slip onto the practice squad because I don't think Brandstater is worth wasting any sort of spot on to 'develop.' If we are under the 2010 rules, Thigpen will likely be returning as a RFA too. There are a lot of veterans out there but I'm not sure which one really fits best. Ideal Scenario: Sign Marc Bulger and Josh Portis.

At OLB, we need to find someone that is good enough to start in case of an injury to Wake/Misi and is, at worst, a third down pass rush option that can spell Misi while he develops his skills. Ideal Scenario: Cliff Avril. Under 2010 rules he'd be restricted though. Not a whole lot of other options out there...bring back JT since BP is gone? Bring back Moses? Try and sign a bunch of UDFA types like Chinasa, Darbut, Addison, Marshall? Honestly wasn't a big fan of this OLB class in FA or the draft aside from a couple of the top guys so we'll probably just fill the depth with middle of the road and undrafted guys and hope to strike gold.

Speed back. Maybe Kory Sheets is the speed back, Sparano and company have consistently said they are 'intrigued' by him but don't really know what they have. He at least needs competition for the spot. Ideal Scenario: Sign DeAngelo Williams. Backup plan: Darren Sproles? Reggie Bush if he gets cut? UDFAs like Devine, Locke, Spann if we like Sheets?

I like the depth on the OL and DL for the most part although I wouldn't mind an upgrade at swing OT. I think we're set in the secondary, ILB, TE, WR, and specialists. Clay will likely be a TE so a FB to compete with Politte.

Grizzlegom
07-28-2011, 05:53 AM
Anybody out there? Looks like we're getting Orton and Bush today and went with Jason Trusnik as our backup OLB/special teams ace. That covers the three needs I mentioned above...can't say I'm overly excited about any of them. If it doesn't work out and Sparano loses his job, the next regime is already going to be short two draft picks, likely a 3rd and 6th.

Pretty excited about bringing back Tony McDaniel and dumping Merling in the Orton trade though.

Da-Phins
07-28-2011, 11:14 PM
Not jumping up and down about the Bush trade but I do think he can help our offense become less predictable. Just hope he can stay healthy. And Orton isnt anything to write home about but he is better then Henne and thats exactly what we need. But who knows if that deal will happen. Im hoping though since he is our last good option.

Da-Phins
07-29-2011, 10:33 AM
Hear the awesome news? We signed the great Matt Moore to a two year deal today.

Its gonna be a fun season boys and girls with having either Henne or Matt Moore being our starter /sarcasm.

JWZZR
07-29-2011, 03:30 PM
bahh I think henne will win,But I guess Orton is out of the picture,I would still like to see the Dolphins add Jerome Harrison

an Offensive guard, and Richard Marshall,regardless I still like Henne,He had no running game and beat upped oline

Da-Phins
07-29-2011, 06:22 PM
JeffDarlington Jeff Darlington
Sources: The Dolphins have agreed to a four-year contract with LB Kevin Burnett, who will be signed to replace Channing Crowder at ILB.

An upgrade over Crowder. An actual good signing by the Dolphins. I for one am shocked.

Da-Phins
08-01-2011, 07:41 PM
Some info for all you active fans in here

-Shaun O'Hara visited the team today but went back to New York after the visit. I guess he is deceding with his family if should stay there or take deal with Dolphins.

-Apparently Dolphins are talking to Ronnie Brown and would like him back.

-Jason Taylor is coming back to the Dolphins. Glad to have him back. We need his leadership and the little pass rushing skills he has left.

-Marc Colombo signed with the team today. What a great move /sarcasm. We are screwed if he sees the field.

-Tim Dobbins cut

-Vernon Carey wasnt at practice tonight due to personal reasons. Me think his days could be numbered soon.

JWZZR
08-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Dolphins still need another Running back,Come on Jerome Harrison