Cornering the Market

So far, on the defensive side of the ball, I’ve looked at the safety prospects and linebacker prospects. Now, it’s time to take a look at the cornerbacks. Brent Grimes, as far as I’m concerned, is the the only Miami Dolphins CB you can pencil in as a starter. Everyone else, and I do mean E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E, is a question mark.

This draft seems to be deep at CB, but not top heavy. There are a couple of guys that are potential 1st RD picks, but none that are can’t miss talents.

Let’s take a look at this years CB prospects!

Trae Waynes

Trae Waynes CB – Michigan St. 6’0” 186

Before the combine, Waynes was considered as possibly the first CB to come off the board. After the combine, he solidified his status. Waynes ran a blistering 4.31 in the 40, and put up an impressive 19 reps on the bench.

His last season at Michigan St., Waynes had 3 INT’s along with 8 passes defensed, 1 sack, and 46 tackles, 34 solo.

Waynes can play in any scheme, but he would likely excel in a press scheme, where his size and strength would allow him to bump the receiver off his route. He is a very good cover corner who can stay with any receiver. One thing at the combine that concerns me was his poor cone and 20 YD shuttle scores, 7.06 in the cones, and 4.39 in the shuttle shows poor agility and body control.

NFL.com has Waynes as the #1 CB and rated at 6.27

NFL Comparison – Antonio Cromartie (Waynes, at the moment, has no kids)

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Jalen Collins

Jalen Collins CB – LSU 6’1” 203

While Collins doesn’t have the speed of Waynes, he’s a very good CB in his own right. Collins didn’t fly at the combine, he ran a 4.48, which is fine for an NFL CB. Just to go back to the shuttle, Collins did the shuttle in 6.77, and was the top performer. He was a little better than Waynes in 20 YD shuttle at 4.27, which shows the ability to change directions quickly.

Collins is also leaving as a Junior, and finished his last season with 1 INT, 9 passes defensed, 38 tackles, 28 solo.

Collins only has 10 career starts, so that leaves him without a real body of work to look at. Teams are going to have to project his value. He has the size most teams are looking for. NFL.com has Collins as #2 for CB’s, and has him rated at 6.18.

NFL comparison – Terence Newman

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Ronald Darby

Ronald Darby CB – Florida St. 5’11” 193

Darby performed well at the combine, running a sub 4.4 40 (4.38), and also showed off his hops with a 41.5” vertical.

Darby also left college as a Junior. His last season at Florida St., Darby had no INT’s, 4 passes defensed, 1 FF, and 43 tackles, 28 solo.

Darby is a former HS track star. He has very good body control. Darby has 2 years of experience playing CB, but only 2 INT’s in that time. Also a good cover corner, but hasn’t shown that he’s a playmaker or ballhawk.

NFL.com has Darby rated #3 with a 5.87 rating.

NFL comparison – Johnathan Joseph

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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson CB – Wake Forest 6’0” 188

Johnson is rated as #4 by NFL.com. Johnson is the first CB that we’re looking at that has played  all 4 seasons in college. As a Senior, Johnson had 1 INT, 6 passes defensed, 44 tackles, 32 solo. In 4 years, Johnson had 7 total INT’s, with 3 both as a Sophomore and Junior.

Johnson didn’t impress at the combine with his 40 time, just a decent 4.52, but he showed his athletic ability with a 130” broad jump, a 41.5” vertical, an impressive 6.79 cone, and a blazing fast 3.89 20 YD shuttle. While not top end speed fast, he plays fast, and has great agility, acceleration and recovery speed.

Very good cover man, excellent balance, and a good tackler who is willing to support the run. Can play in a press or zone scheme. Plays stronger than he looks.

NFL.com has Johnson rated #4 at 5.86.

NFL comparison – Sam Shields

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Marcus Peters

Marcus Peters CB – Washington 6’0” 197

Marcus Peters is another Junior leaving college for the NFL. In his last season at Washington, Peters played in 9 games last season, but he was suspended for 1 game after throwing a sideline tantrum, and then later dismissed for run ins with the coaches. Sounds like a perfect fit with ol’ Joe, eh? In his 9 games, Peters came down with 3 INT’s, 7 passed defensed, 1 INT for a TD, and 1 FF. In his 3 year career, minus a few games his last season, Peters had a total of 11 INT’s, pretty impressive.

The combine didn’t do Peters any favors except for his 17 reps on the bench. He ran a 4.53, which is borderline acceptable for a CB. He’s a player though, and has good production. Physical player who likes to intimidate (even his coaches!)

NFL.com has Peters ranked #5 with a 5.82 rating

NFL comparison – Aqib Talib

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PJ Williams

PJ Williams CB – Florida St. 6’0” 194

Williams is the CB on the other side of the field with Ronald Darby at Florida St. That’s a talented secondary right there. Unlike Darby though, PJ Williams didn’t have a great combine. He ran a 4.57, which may hurt his chances as a starting CB. He did show athleticism with a 132” broad jump, and a 40” vertical.

Williams is also leaving FLA St. as a Junior. In his last season, Williams had 1 INT, 10 passes defensed, 1 FF, 1 sack, and 74 tackles, 52 solo.

Williams is ranked #6 on NFL.com with a 5.8 rating

Physical and competitive player who likes to press. Stays physical down the field, which could be a problem in the NFL, where hands-on is frowned upon. Despite his lack of top end speed, Williams is a very good cover corner.

NFL comparison – Stephon Gilmore

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Senquez Golson

Senquez Golson CB – Ole Miss 5’9” 176

This “mighty-mite” is one of my favorites, probably because he’s often compared to our own Brent Grimes. Ultra-competitive player, who is also a very productive player. A 4year starter at Mississippi, Golson in his Senior year snared 10 INT’s, 1 returned for a TD, had 8 passes defensed, 0.5 sacks, and 43 tackles, 33 solo.

CB with excellent ball skills (just like Grimes). Golson performed well at the combine, just didn’t stand out in any category, but well in all of them. He ran s 4.46, put up 15 reps, and a good 6.81 cone drill. He;’s a very good athlete, with a non-stop motor. He played mostly zone coverage, so he may need to prove he can play press as well, although not here in MIA.

Golson was rated #7 by NFL.com with a 5.73

NFL comparison – I TOLD YA, Brent Grimes!

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D'Joun Smith

D’Joun Smith CB – FAU 5’10” 187

I’m skipping around now (Well, not skipping around the house, just going out of order as far as rankings are concerned)

Smith is a very good athlete, and showed well at the combine. He didn’t kill any one category, but he did well across the board. He ran a 4.45, 18 reps on the bench, and a 6.96 cone drill.

Smith leaves FAU as a Senior. In his last season at FAU, Smith had 1 INT, (returned for a TD) 8 passes defensed, 1 FF, and 53 tackles, 32 solo. He had a great Junior season, with 7 INT’s, 13 passes defensed, 2 FF’s and a TD. The kid is a very competitive player, very spunky. Thing is, he didn’t face a high level of competition at FAU.

NFL.com has Smith rated at 5.61

NFL comparison – Ross Cockrell

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB – Oregon 5’9” 192

Ekpre-Olomu was unable to perform at the combine, he is coming off a knee injury he sustained in preparation for the the playoff game against Florida St.

Ekpre-Olomu was a 4 YR starter at Oregon. He finished his Senior year with 2 INT’s, 9 passes defensed, 1 FF and 63 tackles, 43 solo.

Very fluid athlete with loose hips that can change direction well. Plays tough, and has good ball skills. The knee injury is a concern, so that alone will drop him some in the draft. Still, he has potential to be a great CB.

NFL.com has Ekpre-Olomu rated at 5.57

NFL comparison – Alterraun Verner

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Charles Gaines

Charles Gaines CB – Louisville 5’10” 180

Gaines left Louisville as a Junior. In his last season, he had 2 INT’s, 10 passes defensed, 1 FF, 1 sack, and 36 tackles, 31 solo. In his Sophomore year, Gaines had 5 INT’s (1 returned for a TD). He was a WR when he came to Louisville, and was converted to a CB. This gives him somewhat of an advantage in coverage. Mirrors very well.

Gaines ran a 4.45 at the combine, which is pretty good. He didn’t show particularly well in any other category at the combine.

NFL.com has Gaines rated at 5.56

NFL comparison – Patrick Robinson

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Quinten Rollins

Quinten Rollins CB – Miami (Ohio) 5’11” 195

Interesting prospect who played basketball for 3 years, and then played football as a Senior at Miami of Ohio. He made an easy transition to football, and his basketball skills served him well as a CB. In his one and only season, Rollins had 7 INT’s (1 returned for a TD), 9 passes defensed, 1 FF, and 72 tackles, 53 solo.

Rollins, despite his excellent season will be an NFL project, and likely won’t be a starter right away. He also ran a 4.57 at the combine, which says he likely won’t be on the outside, but could possibly be a fit in the slot.

NFL.com has Rollins rated at a 5.71 (Most likely on potential)

NFL comparison – Perrish Cox

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Lorenzo Doss

Lorenzo Doss CB – Tulane 5’10” 182

3 year starter at Tulane. Left Tulane as a Junior. In his last season, Doss had 3 INT’s, 9 passes defensed, 1 sack, and 48 tackles, 36 solo. In Doss’s Sophomore season, he had 7 INT’s, and 4 in his Freshman year.

Doss wasn’t impressive at the combine, running a decent 4.5 40, only putting up 9 reps at the bench, and a below average 33.5” vertical, and also did poorly in the cone drills at 7.20. Still, Doss is a player with good ball skills, and that will get him drafted.

NFL.com has Doss rated at 5.65

NFL comparison – Buster Skrine

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There are other CB’s who may be in the picture, but there are only so many hours in the day. I think we’ll likely see one of the guys above, or maybe 2 on our team. We need CB’s, one because I’m not sure either Jamar Taylor or Will Davis can stay healthy enough to actually play an entire season, and Brent Grimes is going to be 32 by the time the season starts.

If there are any guys you feel should have been here, bring them up on the blog, and give us some info!

Enjoy!

GO DOLPHINS

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705 Responses to Cornering the Market

  1. son of a son of a shula says:

  2. son of a son of a shula says:

    And if I ever have a son, I think I’m gonna name him
    Bill or George! Anything but Suh! I still hate that name!

    Ndamukong George!

  3. son of a son of a shula says:

    Just tea for Suh
    And Suh for tea

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    Conjecture can be Suh-perfluous

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

    It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… No, It’s Suh-perman

  6. getterdone says:

    Kool, I kept bringing this guy’s name up. Even if we keep Wallace 1 more year, Shorts could be a good vet FA to replace Hartline while we groom a WR that we draft.

    The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have “(internally discussed)” free agent Cecil Shorts.
    Cleaning house at receiver, the Dolphins would be buying low on a player who appeared on the verge of exploding in 2012. Per reporter Barry Jackson, the Dolphins like what Shorts brings after the catch. According to Pro Football Focus, Shorts averaged 5.1 yards after the catch in 2014, a nice number. Recently released Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson offered nothing after the catch.

  7. Rockphin says:

    Well I for one am not for signing Suh. I am just against giving any ONE player 10%to One more of the yearly salary cap. It just seems wrong in the best way to get into trouble. I don’t see one player making that big of a difference To deserve 10% of the cap. I don’t think he will make that big of a difference. And I hope we don’t fall into that trap

  8. Rockphin says:

    IMO NOT ONE PLAYER IN THE NFL IS WORTH 100 MILLION DOLLARS. NOT ONE

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    Suh!
    Suh!
    Suh!

    And Oink as well

  10. Mike E. says:

    I’d rather get Terrance Knighton than Wilfork.

  11. Mike E. says:

    Someone is Oinky about Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh-weeeeeeeeeeeeee

  12. D says:

    Ok so i realized from reading one of Tim’s posts last night we are actually not all talking the same thing in the argument over Suh.

    I think we have a few camps here.
    1) Suh is coming here, bank on it.
    2) I would really like Suh here, and believe we should make a offer.
    3) Suh would be a nice addition but i dont think the Phins will make an offer.
    4) Suh is not coming here, bank on it.
    5) I dont want him here. (Reasons: bad character, too expensive, yadda yadda)

    So which are you. Im 2). I think he instantly makes our defense formidable, and enhances areas we see as weaknesses that really are somewhat ok, just overburdened due to poor DT play. I want him here, but understand this is a business and i understand we have additional needs that could be at least adequately filled by the sacrifice of one player for 2-3. I dont think it has anything to do with affordability, as i think we will spend that money one way or the other, and i dont think it will be due character concerns, i think it will completely boil down to if the coaches/GM/Capologist, think whats best for the team is get multiple others.

    That said, i have always felt Knighton is a good fit as he is one of the best run-stuffers and i do think it would help us on the LB front in the capacity of run support. I don’t though think thats the only area we were weak at, as out pressure of the QB from the DT position wasn’t great either and contributed to some of our losses. I think Knighton is somewhat weak in that respect so we still need to incorporate blitzes, which will open us up for vulnerabilities in the middle zone or flats of our defenses. None of the DT offer the whole package of expert run support and pass rush pressure other than Suh and thats why im so on board with getting him, as long as we have the resources to do so. Again i dont think this prevents us from solidifying the OL with a OG like Boiling, so im not worried abotu the overall impact on the rest of our FA.

  13. Silly Tim says:

    D, if we’re serious about adding Suh I’m all for it. But I’m not going to be disappointed if we don’t because until the rumors started I didn’t think he was a realistic option.

    • D says:

      I dont understand the concept of being upset of shit you dont have control over lol. What decisions the team makes is their decisions to make and ill be ok with whatever one they make.

    • D says:

      As you will remember, i was convinced it was possible, but then i feel into a similar realization to you that nah, we wont do that and just accepted it. I moved to signing Knighton and Iupati, and then for value sake, Knighton and Boling, i was still getting flak we wouldnt spend that much. Later when a lot fo reports started coming in we were actually interested, and we were actually not just in the running but in a front row seat, i realize, maybe that would be the way the team would go, and maybe they did want to make a big move. All these reports coming in from a ton of different sources cant be complete BS. There is def something to it so there is no reason not to be optimistic about it.

  14. D says:

    Rock,
    Im just as sick of giving 7mil a year to guys who are just average. To me you look and you see with Suh, you are gonna get what ya pay for unless 1) injuries get him, or 2) you think he is the get a big contract and coast type. I admit we fucked up with Wallace, but that was because Wallace was never worth that money and we paid big for a guy who had concerns of how he would play after. You can compare it to a better decision made when we signed Albert who instantly turned the performance of our entire OL unit around. Both are examples of how it can go, but i think Albert had shown over course of multiple years, if he stays healthy, he’s one of the best. Thats a pretty safe spend, Suh, i feel is a safe spend. I understand you feel different and i understand im not changing your mind on it, but i do think you have to look at more than just the Wallace and Stabby examples. Also have to look at the regime’s. Ireland was impulsive, and he looked for big splash for appearances sake. I dont think he is as cautious as Hickey has seems to show he is and i dont think he worked with Philbin on those acquisitions as Hickey has been told he has to, from Ross. If they go after Suh i think they will have done their diligence and ill be happy with the sign.

  15. Silly Tim says:

    D, I always root for the guys we bring in even if my GM expertise disagrees. LOL

  16. Mike E. says:

    D

    I’m in the camp that thinks it would be pretty cool if we signed Suh, but I don’t believe we’ll be able to get him.

  17. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I guess the miami dolphins, once again will become the off season champions of the NFL. Yay!!!

  18. dbolt48 says:

    I’m in the camp that won’t complain if we sign him, but of the belief this is a leverage opportunity to try and get teams to up their offers by $3-4 million annually to compete with the tax incentive that Miami offers. Ultimately I think he goes to Detroit.

  19. Mike E. says:

    I was listening to WFAN this morning, and they were saying that the Jets may have a deal with the Eagles if Mariota is still on the board when the Jets pick. Supposedly, the Eagles would send Foles, and possibly 2 1st RD picks, 1 this year, 1 next year, in exchange for Mariota.

  20. Silly Tim says:

    Actually I believe the guy who called in from South Jersey who was listening to Philly radio said the offer was a 1, 2, 3 and Foles this year, a 1st next year and a 1st in 2017. LOL

  21. CavalierKong says:

    I’m in the camp that believes employers should bring fucking donuts to work on Fridays.

    And I’m pretty excited about the idea of landing Suh although I have concerns about building a team this way. If we get him we’ll have landed the top FA 3 years in a row which isn’t necessarily a good thing. But the argument that he a is a once in a generation player and we can lock him up for the majority of his prime is starting to gain traction as pretty sweet in my mind. a Player like Suh really could transform the identity of the defense and that’s something we desperately need on that side of the ball.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      detroits defensive identity changed when they got a new coach last year. A coach can change the identity of a team not so much a single player. Specially not one that just got paid 100 million to live in south beach.

  22. dbolt48 says:

    @ESPNNFL: The Bears are preparing to trade WR Brandon Marshall. Among the teams Chicago has spoken to are the Colts and Browns.

    (via @AdamSchefter)
    .*

    Please send him to Cleveland. Him and Johnnny would be pure comedy gold!

  23. Silly Tim says:

    LOL, now they’re talking on the radio about the Jets trading for Brandon Marshall and Joe Beningo who’s a big Jet fan hates the idea.

  24. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    That’s not what i heard about Mariota. The Jets would take Mariota (if he’s still available) at #6, and then the Eagles would send Foles, this years 1st RD pick, and next years 1st RD pick.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I thought after the guy called Boomer and Carton were saying TB should make that deal and maybe they could then trade back up to get Winston.

      • Mike E. says:

        I don’t want the Jets geting Foles, and two 1st RD picks. I’m not digging that at all.

  25. Rockphin says:

    I repeat

    Suh!
    Suh!
    Suh!

    And Oink as well
    Except of course we wouldn’t have the money to pay any other players, give our QB his franchise contract or upgrade any other needs, which there are a bunch of. NO SUH NO SUH NO SUH!

  26. dbolt48 says:

    @nfldraftscout: Brandon Marshall to the Jets per @AdamSchefter.

  27. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I agree on Foles to the Jets, but I thought the trade was with TB, not the Jets.

    • Mike E. says:

      Ya got two Jets fans there in Boomer and Carton. They were talking about the Jets. In fact, they were discussing if it just makes sense for them to take Mariota themselves if he’s there.

      • Silly Tim says:

        We’re talking about two different discussions then. Boomer’s not a Jet fan, Carton is.

  28. CaliGigi says:

    He prolly dropped this RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: Bears to trade WR Brandon Marshall to Jets pending a physical http://t.co/mHdLBnJNyu

    • jahndoh says:

      Didn’t the Jets just sign Eric Decker last offseason? Do they really think WR play is what’s holding them back. SMH.

      Maybe they plan on actually drafting Mariota. If they improve at QB then I’ll get concerned. But Smith throwing to Jerry Rice and Randy Marshall in their prime(s) really wouldn’t scare me much.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think they do believe their WR play was bad

        Some of that is the offense Rex runs though

  29. CaliGigi says:

    Stabby will kill Geno

  30. jahndoh says:

    A few years back when RG3 was ransomed to the Redskins, many of our blog thought it was a good idea. I submit Mariota is worth much more than RG3 was worth, even then. He’s a better QB, has better size, and (I’m gonna say it!) IMHO is a better athlete.

    The “better QB” being the operative term there. Chip Kelly knows what he’s doing if he trades up for Mariota and the Jets don’t get him, I’m telling you all. Be very very glad he didn’t end up in our division.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I wasn’t for what the Redskins gave up. I just liked RGIII. I don’t believe in giving up three 1st rd picks and then some for anyone.

      • jahndoh says:

        I don’t really either. But like my post says, there were plenty here who thought that RG3 trade was good for the skins. They were wrong, but I’m submitting Mariota is BETTER than RG3.

  31. Silly Tim says:

    @nfldraftscout: Mike Wallace to the Colts for a 5th round pick in both the 2015 draft and 2016 draft, along with a glossy portrait of Ndamukong Suh per @AdamSchefter.

  32. stangerx says:

    Wow — BM to the Jets. Sorta makes sense. He’s the type of receiver that can make up for Geno Smith’s deficiency. The new standard pass play will be….”just throw it as close to where Brandon is as you can.”

  33. Rockphin says:

    D, I am not opposed to Suh the player. I am FUNDAMENTALLY apposed to paying ONE player such a large portion of the salary cap. 1/53 of the team but 1/10th (and more) of the salary cap. I hate these big FA signings and historically they have NOT worked out for the teams involved. It would be a crushing cap hit and restrict us from improving the rest of the team. One BIG FATTY will not change the team that much IMO. We need weapons that score points and less expensive big fattys to protect the QB and open holes for our RB’s. Giving 15-20M per year to one player (EVEN A FREAKING QB!) is just wrong IMO.

    I won’t be tooooo upset by it if they do, I just think it is foolish.

  34. jahndoh says:

    Mike E, it does make sense for them to take Mariota, and if this Marshall trade is true, maybe that’s what they’re planning. I don’t want Mariota in our Division, I’m telling everyone here, ROOT AGAINST IT!!!!!!!!!

  35. The Flying Pig says:

    If the jests acquire Marshal them they probably won’t draft one in The first

    They are a major threat to draft White or Cooper

  36. Try Pod says:

    I see the jets have made their off-season splash- here’s to hoping we don’t follow Suht.

  37. Rockphin says:

    less expensive big fattys being 5-6M guys not 20m guys.

  38. jahndoh says:

    Does anybody here have any comment on the fact the Jets signed the best FA WR on the market just last offseason?

    • stangerx says:

      I always though Decker was Peyton-made. Not like he did much before he came into town.

      • jahndoh says:

        I’m not surprised Stanger, but a quick review of the stats shows that in his 2nd year (the first year he saw reps), he had 8 TDs with 44 catches and 615 yards, and he was a pretty good returner to boot. So the player was flashing before Peyton got there. Quick quiz, WHICH QB did Decker put up those sophmore numbers with?

        So yeah, maybe Peyton got there as Decker hit his prime, but the talent was not Peyton made.

      • stangerx says:

        Yeah — but with Peyton he had two years north of 80 catches and 1000 yards, but you do have a point that it is hard to put up big numbers with the celibate one.

      • jahndoh says:

        No denying that he got a lot better with Peyton, but 3rd year in the league is always a turning point, still, can’t deny that Peyton’s a sure fire way to juice a receivers production.

  39. Mike E. says:

    Anyone know what the Bears get from the Jets? On another note, did that just hurt or help us if we do want to trade Mike Wallace?

    • stangerx says:

      Don’t think Wallace was going to the Jets, but the Bears need a wideout and just freed up some cap room.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Helped I think

      I so know about the compensation

      But there are lesser options for QB starved teams now

  40. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    I think the Jets want to improve their offense, in any way they can. Some think they won’t draft a WR, but I think they still will, but maybe not with the #6 pick.

    • jahndoh says:

      And well they should want to improve their offense. I just think Signing Decker last year, trading for Marshall this year, drafting one early this year…HELLO! It’s the QB!!!!!

  41. stangerx says:

    I don’t want Suh cause of the cost, but we do have an advantage in going after him. One of the main reported competitors is the Raiders. State and local income tax for their players is a 13.3%. So if we over him say a hundred mil over six years…….the Raiders have to pony up $113 mil to match.

    Our salary cap is effectively bigger than almost any other team in the league.

    • jahndoh says:

      They math doesn’t work exactly like that, but the point remains. If he plays in Oakland he’ll have 9 games a year in CA (the road game in SD in addition to the others) the other 7 games he’ll pay taxes in the state where the wages were earned. So the discount it’s quite as big as has been quoted in the media.

      • stangerx says:

        I forgot about the out of town tax charges, but the difference is still there. Thanks god when I traveled around the country I didn’t have to file a tax return for each city I worked in.

      • jahndoh says:

        Right? One CPA I know calls it the “jock tax” where states will go hard after athletes that don’t claim income in that state if that’s where they played the game(s). There’s judicial precedence for them getting it he says. He said most of his athletes file in 7-12 different jurisdictions.

      • stangerx says:

        Imagine what it must be like for a baseball or basketball player. They’ll have away dates for well over half the teams in the league, but maybe some states don’t have that law yet.

      • jahndoh says:

        This guy does NBA, NHL and NFL players. Says they’re all the same. Thing is, many of those away teams are in the same state. So not each away game equals a different return, but he’s filed as many as 31 state returns for an NBA player.

        Honestly from his standpoint it’s actually fairly easy. He just has to go through and declare which state the income is from and then fill out one electronic form that populates the forms for all the rest.

  42. Try Pod says:

    Come on- nothing for “Suht”?

  43. The Flying Pig says:

    (Singing)

    SUHdenly …life seems so beautiful to me

    There’s pork chops up above
    And things you never OINKED of

    You wake up SUHdenly and your a dominate defense

    (the light dims in the room as Piggy walks away from the microphone)

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Phil Collins enters the blog

    Guess what he sings?

  45. The Flying Pig says:

    @ProFootbaIITaIk: The Jets have agreed to trade the 6th pick in the draft to the Eagles, sources tell PFT. Will get Foles, Eagles ’15 1st, 2nd, ’16 1st, 3rd.

    • stangerx says:

      Now that’s a whole lot worse than Marshall. Stocks the Jets and Foles is a whole lot better than Geno.

    • jahndoh says:

      I know Mike is going to hate it, but I’d rather them have draft picks to fuck up than to draft Mariota. So what’s their plan? Get every great WR available and still not have a decent QB to throw the ball?

      • jahndoh says:

        Foles is better then Geno, I shoulda at least paid that lipservice, but I think Foles has been solved by NFL DCs. I think that 6 INT year is going to go down as by far his best.

  46. Rockphin says:

    Suh = .0188% of the roster and +/- 14% of salary distribution. JUST SAY NO!

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    I hear that pro football tweet is a fake account though

    But it’s seems like a possibility

    I don’t know what Mariotta is
    But I don’t want to see the jests get a qb either

  48. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    Foles is a good QB. He’ll probably help the Jets NOW more than Mariota would.

    • jahndoh says:

      I mean, it’s hard for me to argue against that since Rookie QBs tend to not set the world on fire their first year, but I do actually disagree with it. I think Mariota’s going to prove very early on that he was all that and then some.

      I also think Foles is an “ok” QB. I would put him middle of the league maybe. Not much higher…but that’s a big upgrade from Geno, who I’d put in the bottom 1/3rd.

  49. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    See! I told ya! 😛

    • Silly Tim says:

      We were talking about two different discussions because one of them was about what TB should do, not the Jets. I also don’t believe that trade rumor.

  50. jahndoh says:

    please please please don’t clog the blog with a bunch more moving gifs today!

    Or…well, maybe if getting rid of me is the goal…that’s exactly what you should do. LOL!

  51. Silly Tim says:

    That trade does not ensure the Eagles that they get Mariota and I don’t believe that report.

  52. Al in MIA says:

    Rockphin,
    It’s not your money so who cares 😛
    Rookies are locked into cheap contracts and the NFL collective bargaining agreement mandates you spend near your cap. At some point, if you draft incredibly well, you still have to fork over dollars to someone YR to YR. Suh’s guaranteed money would only be paid out likely in first 2 years with maybe some in 3rd year.
    Watt isn’t getting paid 100 mill and neither is Gerald McCoy who has the same type of deal.
    If they are cut after this season for whatever reason, the Texans only take a 6 mill cap hit in 2016 while TB only takes a 1.5 mill cap hit in 2016 year. Both players have earned 30-35 mill through their first two years of their current deals.

    • jahndoh says:

      I don’t get that argument when we’re talking about very serious cap consequences. It’s his team, being capstrapped kills teams. So that’s why he cares.

      • Rockphin says:

        Thanks for replying for me Jahn. (no sarcasm) I agree, and will add that I think Al’s analysis of the length of the cap burden is WAY off. The straight salary of a 100m 6 year contract is $16.66M per year. They are usually set up with big signing bonuses and guaranteed money which get’s spread out over the length of the deal. We are tight on cap space now and need to sign Tannehill so we will be even tighter once THill goes from 4m to 12-16M per year. (which galls me to btw) so the structure would have to push the $$ out until later. He is “only” 28 but in 4 years there will still be dead money attached to him, and IMO a substantial amount because of Thill needing to be budgeted for and our current cap situation. When this 300+ lber starts breaking down at the down side of 30 will it still be worth it? I say no, but I guess we will see.

  53. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    I know you can’t give the QB all the credit, but Foles is 14-4 his last 2 seasons. He’s played well. Last year was a little rough, but the previous year was pehnomenal. Even if he’s somewhere in between, that’s pretty good, and likely good enough to get the Jets in playoff contention.

    • jahndoh says:

      I don’t think it’s somewhere between, I think last year is what he is. 1st year he was lucky to be in an offense that had DCs all over the NFL spinning their heads around, and with some film on Foles, in 8 games last year he had 13 TDs, and 10 INTs. I think that’s what we see going forward. So…better than Geno, but not much better than average IMHO. Also, what scrambling he did 2 years ago, not sustainable for a 6’6″ guy.

      But this is all argumentative, just my opinion on it and time will tell. But I will say this, 2 Eagle additions to the AFC East that people here are worried about (McCoy and Foles), aren’t scaring me at all.

  54. finfanrob says:

    jahndoh says:
    March 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

    please please please don’t clog the blog with a bunch more moving gifs today!

    is that what is taking it so long to refresh? if so i agree with you. no more of them

    • jahndoh says:

      It’s not bad today for me, but the other day when it was like a contest to see who could put up the funniest dance video…I finally just gave up.

  55. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    I hear ya, I was listening somewhere around 7AM, give or take 15 minutes either way.

    • Silly Tim says:

      Oh okay, this was after 9AM. A dude from South Jersey was listening to Philly radio and was mentioning what a rumor of what Chip Kelly was willing to do to get the #1 pick. It was a ridiculous a trade that if I was TB I’d do it in a second.

  56. Rockphin says:

    jahndoh says:
    March 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Right? One CPA I know calls it the “jock tax” where states will go hard after athletes that don’t claim income in that state if that’s where they played the game(s). There’s judicial precedence for them getting it he says. He said most of his athletes file in 7-12 different jurisdictions.
    *
    That is also a major concern about playing in / putting a team permanently in London. Great Britain has a HUGE “sports tax” The Dolphins players will have to file a GB tax return again this year for their game check, but GB says they want $ on the bonuses, and everything, endorsements, etc. (Not specifically about the NFL games but went to the mat in the last few years regarding racing teams and Futbol) I remember reading an article about the racing stuff because they advertize on their cars and GB wanted part of that advertizement income as well as part of the tax collected.

  57. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    I’m not ascairt of Foles, and I’m definitely not ascairt of McCoy. I think in the Jets case though, they just got better, getting Marshall and Foles, and I think BUF basically is a wash, with McCoy instead of Jackson and Spiller.

    • jahndoh says:

      Maybe, but if the report is false as Al mentioned, it’s a moot point. I wouldn’t be surprised if there ends up being a “If Mariota’s on the board” deal or something, but I would much rather take my chances with Foles, than take the chance that Mariota is about embark on a very long and productive career vs. the Miami Dolphins. We got some shit luck when Brady landed in this division, I’d hate to have a rookie come in and blow up and then have to deal with him for his entire career

  58. BoulderPhinfan says:

    teams without a QB are irrelevant. I’m sure marshall whose never been to the playoffs will make the Jets a playoff team LOL.

  59. Al in MIA says:

    Jahn,
    Other than Tannehill, who’s set to get a big pay day next season? Suh’s guaranteed money will come in 2015 + 2016 cap, the rest of the years is just a formality in cap allocation exercises. Can pay Tannehill 1/8 of his contract in 2016 or whatever small ass amount and then pump him up in 2017. Wake is getting cut at some point over the next year or so IMO at his current salary and Albert might not be around either in 2017 either.

    • jahndoh says:

      Other than the highest paid position in the entire sport? Uh, don’t care to spend the time answering it. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of players to replace just like every offseason.

      “Just a formality” is not accurate Al, that’s spin. That’s why we still have Brandon Marshall dead cap in 2014. Shit, the Joey Porter Post June 1 cut was on the books for 3 years after he left.

      This is not me arguing it’s not possible, this is me saying the “it’s not your money why do you care?” question is a silly one to ask, because there’s all kinds of reasons to care.

      • Al in MIA says:

        Jahn,
        I just don’t see the risk with the NFL’s new CBA limiting rookie contracts. It opens the door for big swings and risk taking and an outlet to dump if it doesn’t work.

      • jahndoh says:

        The new CBA hardly eliminated the risk of signing a huge FA contract. If we cut Wallace and go post J1, he’d be on the books for 3 years. This contract would be even bigger than that. The new CBA isn’t all that new anymore, it’s been in place for four league years now. It’s strengths and weaknesses are well vetted, and that’s the reason you don’t see 31 teams vying for Suh’s services.

  60. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I like this guy.

    Miami Dolphins ✔ @MiamiDolphins
    Jason Fox was volunteering at an orphanage in Haiti when he re-signed.

  61. Silly Tim says:

    I don’t worry about what other teams do. I worry about my team getting better. To be a good team you have to beat good teams. I’m not one who roots for weak schedules and lesser opponents in the playoffs etc. The goal is to be the best so why worry about the competition? Do you want the weakest road to a championship that has an * next to it?

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      or cheat your way to a championship like the pats do it.

    • Mike E. says:

      I think you’re talking about 2 different things. Our division rivals getting better makes it tougher on us, and if you look around, we’ve had enough trouble of our own getting to the playoffs, so our rivals getting stronger makes it that much harder. I hope one day we can have a good enough team that we don’t have to worry about what everyone else is doing, but right now, we’re far from that. I hate to see the Jets get stronger no matter what, because we have a difficult time with them as they are.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Nope, I’m talking about exactly what I’m talking about. LOL

        I don’t worry about it. I want my team to get to a level where they can win a championship regardless of who they have to go through. It makes for good, exciting competition and more gratifying victories.

      • jahndoh says:

        Can’ totally ignore what teams you’re guaranteed to play twice every season are doing. It matters, it’s why teams game plan and watch film too.

    • jahndoh says:

      If cheating doesn’t get you an asterisk, a weak playoff schedule isn’t going to. There’s no such thing as a weak playoff schedule in the NFL. Every team that gets there is good, every team that advances is very good.

      • jahndoh says:

        I do tend to agree with worrying about your team getting good enough to beat the best out there rather than “worrying” about other teams, but that doesn’t mean we can see some obvious things that would make our rivals better or worse and have an opinion. Have you ever contemplated an AFC East without Tom Brady? Yep…you’re guilty of it too! 🙂

  62. stangerx says:

    “That is also a major concern about playing in / putting a team permanently in London. Great Britain has a HUGE “sports tax””

    Rock — that is a great point. But one point that will take away from that from a federal tax point at least is you get credit for foreign income taxes paid (and US state and local ones for that matter) on your federal return. Pretty sure that anyone playing for the London Jaguars will maintain US residency.

  63. stangerx says:

    Mike Florio claims that it is the Phins or the Lions for Suh, and all the other teams mentioned in the hunt are only being used for leverage. So if we are the stalking horse we are at least the primary one.

    He also says he has heard of $15 mil per year as the likely ending point. Hey $90 mil over six years is better than a $100 mil.

    • jahndoh says:

      This is the first time I’ve seen a number that low. I could stomach that. Probably still thinking that’s a bit too aggressive to go in FA, but I could live with it.

      • jahndoh says:

        Really, the 90M isn’t an issue I would want to know how much is guaranteed to make a good observation on it. 6 year deals are full of “Agent reputation” numbers so it’s hard to say what it would really look like.

      • stangerx says:

        In this day and age — I figure any six-year deal is really three years and then cancel if you are willing to eat the leftover signing bonus.

  64. Silly Tim says:

    Jahn, I mean an asterisk in my own mind and between fans, not officially. Our 2008 season is considered a lucky year by many fans.

    • jahndoh says:

      Yeah, well if they tell me there’s an * next to that championship, I ask why they’re posting a picture of their asshole.

      Actually I care more about what our opponents are up to then what those nimrods say. 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      In 2008 Brady went down early and we won the division and made the playoffs on tie-breakers versus the Pats. How football works, but yeah that’s luck too.

      • jahndoh says:

        A last minute interception to win the superbowl when the team had the best power running attack in the NFL and the ball at the GL is also lucky. It’s just semantics.

  65. CaliGigi says:

    Hartline may go to Pats….rat bastid!!

    • jahndoh says:

      If that happens, I’ll say it shows an error in judgment on our part. But I’m in denial that it’s a possibility at that point.

  66. finfanrob says:

    stangerx says:
    March 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Props to him……gotta love people who push out like that, even if they make me feel a little guilty.

    jesus christ dude. i am sure the people in haita could use him visiting them him going to your house.

  67. Al in MIA says:

    No need to wonder about what Suh’s contract will look like.
    The parameters have already been defined by what JJ Watt & Gerald McCoy received
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/tampa-bay-buccaneers/gerald-mccoy/
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/houston-texans/j.j.-watt/

    • Silly Tim says:

      That and there are reports that Ross won’t be outbid.

    • jahndoh says:

      You don’t seem to get that those of you who want this to happen are inclined to spend more time than those of us who are skeptical of the whole deal. LOL.

      So, let me ask you something, why would we look at Watts contract when he plays a different position that historically gets paid much better than DT?

      Also, is McCoy the best tackle in the league? (because I heard a couple people on NFL Sirius say exactly that), and if so, why would we pay all that money for a guy who’s not even the best in the league? If not, his contract will be much higher than McCoys which…leads back to wondering…what exactly WOULD that contract look like.

  68. wyoming85 says:

    wyoming85 says:
    March 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Manning

    Reggie White

  69. getterdone says:

    Ok, you guys ready for my dance vines? I got some good ones 😉

  70. getterdone says:

    Todd Bowles must really like Stabby if that Gag Green trade goes down…SMH. Could be his undoing or 1st major mistake as a rookie HC.

  71. wyoming85 says:

    champ Baily

  72. Silly Tim says:

    The bottom line is if we want Suh we’ll do anything we can to land him. As a fan I’ll be rooting for whoever makes up the team so I’m not going to get all worried about the cap.

  73. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    All I have to say to your thoughts about the other teams is I hope I’m alive to see our team get to the point where it won’t matter what our rivals do. Frankly, I don’t even think it’s possible in the salary cap era and free agency.

    • jahndoh says:

      I don’t know Mike. I don’t think anyone was doing any “worrying” or whatever, it’s just football talk, even if it doesn’t happen to interest Tim. Sort of the whole reason for this place isn’t it? To discuss Dolphins related stuff to the nth degree? Division rivals are for sure, Dolphin related. Or it wouldn’t be a rivalry.

      • getterdone says:

        I can agree to that you argumentative sot 😉

      • Mike E. says:

        I’m not sure I get what you’re saying here.

      • jahndoh says:

        Started with you telling you he doesn’t worry about what our rivals do, ended with me on my response.

        Not sure what could get lost in translation? Just saying I think it’s topical to discuss what our rivals are doing.

      • jahndoh says:

        *Tim telling you….something wrong with my brain to finger communication today. Ugh!

  74. getterdone says:

    Son and a couple others….sorry bout your acorn crush 😉

    Steelers signed QB Tajh Boyd.

  75. wyoming85 says:

    Drew Brees

  76. wyoming85 says:

    Deon Sanders

  77. wyoming85 says:

    Ron Woodson

  78. wyoming85 says:

    Mike Vrabel

  79. Silly Tim says:

    Jahn, not every comment needs to be debated. I was just stating my feelings on things. Debate away, I never said not to. I just don’t get all worked up about it. I think the Suh debate has been exhausted already.

  80. wyoming85 says:

    You good now FFR or do you need a couple more?

  81. getterdone says:

    Ouch, that’s a lot. They can have him.

    Jets re-signed ILB David Harris to a three-year, $21.5 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.
    The deal locks up Harris through his age-33 season. Rex Ryan’s Bills were poised for an aggressive run at Harris had he hit the open market, but the Jets were even more aggressive about keeping him, guaranteeing Harris nearly 70 percent of this contract. Harris is a three-down linebacker who struggles in coverage but is a highly productive tackler. He’ll likely be new coach Todd Bowles’ defensive signal caller at “Mike” ‘backer.

  82. stangerx says:

    And here I always though of Boeheim as one of the good guys.
    —————————————————

    Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has been suspended for nine ACC games next season and his program has been stripped of three scholarships for each of the next four years, among other sanctions released Friday by the NCAA.

    The findings released Friday – as part of a longtime NCAA probe – also placed the basketball and football programs on five-year probation periods.

    Among the violations found included:

    • Academic misconduct
    • Extra benefits
    • Failure to follow drug testing policy
    • Impermissible booster activity

  83. getterdone says:

    6’2 305 & has had some good games.

    Chiefs released DL Vance Walker.
    28-year-old Walker was owed over $2.7 million after failing to earn consistent playing time in the first year of a “three-year, $13 million” deal. Walker is a capable enough player to help elsewhere as a rotational piece.

  84. D says:

    AFCE shaping up to be a scary place lol. More and more people the Bills and Jets add, the more and more we are going to really need a guy like Suh.

    • D says:

      In reply to comments regarding “worrying about what other teams do” you cant, you just have to do what you need to to line up the best team possible and let the players take care of the rest.

  85. Try Pod says:

    Listening to Hall & Oates
    “Say It Isn’t Suh”

  86. Try Pod says:

    I was watching reruns of “Seinfeld” last night, you know, the one where Elaine goes up to the counter and pisses of the chef, who finally has enough of her mindless babble and says, “No Suh for you!”. Classic episode.

  87. jahndoh says:

    “Silly Tim says:
    March 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm
    Jahn, not every comment needs to be debated. I was just stating my feelings on things. Debate away, I never said not to. I just don’t get all worked up about it. I think the Suh debate has been exhausted already.”

    Who debated it? You said your thoughts I said mine. Why can’t I do what you did without it being a ‘debate’? SMH.

    • Silly Tim says:

      Because your remark suggested my remark was meant to end the discussion. If not why even reply?

      • jahndoh says:

        Is there any response right here that’s not argumentative? Kind of damned if I do, damned if I don’t huh?

        Well here’s my response anyway: Whether it’s “too early to talk draft” or not “worrying” about your rivals, If I or anyone else thinks it’s a relevant conversation than it’ll take place. You can be the guy diminishing it if you want.

        My post said this already though.

  88. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    I gotcha now. For some reason I thought you were tellling me that I thought people were worrying, and that they’e not. I wasn’t sure why were you were saying that to me. lol

    • jahndoh says:

      lol..no “worries”. If some of these things aren’t interesting to anyone else, I don’t have much left to talk about. Salary cap (for example) is one of my favorite discussions ever.

      • Mike E. says:

        It’s basically all fans talk about. Who are we getting, who should play where, I wish we can get this guy, and I hope that THEY (meaning every other team) don’t get him. Also, the usual this guy sucks, that guy’s great, this guys overrated, that guys underrated etc etc. That’s what fans talk about.

  89. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Try! I think No Suh for you is both funny and truthful all in one!

  90. getterdone says:

    Tim without a care in the world as others go about there business.

  91. jahndoh says:

    Gonna sign off for now. Cheers all.

  92. getterdone says:

    ^their^

  93. Randy says:

    still Suh talk? SMH

    IUPATI!!!! IUPATI!!!! IUPATI!!!!

  94. Mike E. says:

    Later Jahn – Cheers

  95. The Flying Pig says:

    The Jests are sendong a 5th round pick to the Bears for Marshall

    His value goes down every year
    Next year he is traded for shoes

  96. jahndoh says:

    Logged back on real quick because I realized I forgot to thank Mike E for this article!

    I mean this genuinely…it was OUTSTANDING. I feel like I got a full education on the CB position in the draft in one single read. Thanks for all the hard work and research that I know it must’ve taken. Cheers!

  97. finfanrob says:

    wy,

    still waiting for you to name the break the bank ones like suh will be. and to be honest dion was a bust with the redskins but nice of you to throw him out there.

    but hey, not my money or my choice. i am done with it, not like you are going to change my mind or i am any one elses.

  98. getterdone says:

    I’d seriously look at bringing Reggie Wayne back to SFla on a 1 yr deal. He still put up better numbers as a #2 last year than Hartline. 🙂 He’d also be a possible older vet calming influence on Wallace.

    Wallace – Landry – Wayne
    Drafted big WR rookie early rounds & WR speedster later or maybe Hazel is ready.

  99. finfanrob says:

    gd

    love the dancing pickle but that poor guy walking behind him just walks right into a worm hole and disappeared from the planet

  100. Silly Tim says:

    Jahn, my feelings on Suh weren’t directed specifically at you, but you clearly took it that way. They were directed at everyone going back and forth about the same thing that has been discussed all week. I was just saying I’m not going to worry about ti. It was never intended to tell you and anyone else to stop discussing it. Not sure why people always feel they’re being told what to discuss but it happens all the time and it’s pretty funny.

    • getterdone says:

      What is going on with your hands below the screen shot? Playing with your pickle?

    • jahndoh says:

      “Not sure why people always feel they’re being told what to discuss but it happens all the time ”

      Happens all the time. yeah, I wouldn’t think too hard on that.

  101. Silly Tim says:

    LMAO @ next year he is traded for shoes

  102. D says:

    So here is a compilation of a bunch of you guys dancing. Was this from the last fest?

    0:00 Tim starts it all off
    0:20 Brian comes in
    0:36 FFR doing his thing
    0:58 Randy doesnt know the camera is rolling.
    1:09 Rhino did know it was rolling
    1:29 SB7 bustin a not sober move…
    1:44 Go on with your bad self GDP.
    1:50 Stanger, dude, we can still see you in that camo….
    2:02 Dont worry Herd winter will be over soon…..
    2:14 Its the miggity miggity mac…Mike E
    2:41 Really Gigi…..really?
    2:50 OD refuses to dance but brought us a video of him dancing in his younger days.
    2:58 Kong comes in and closes it out.

    And then there is this, no relevance but it was pretty damn cute so i included it lol.

  103. Silly Tim says:

    GD, I don’t think Wayne has much left at 36 years old.

  104. finfanrob says:

    at least my thing gets the bitches

  105. getterdone says:

    D, @ 3:38 Jahn is lurking in the background shaking his head in utter disapproval & banging his fist on the keyboard at the slow refresh rates on his screen.

  106. Mike E. says:

    Jahn

    Thanks man! Appreciate the kind words – My pleasure

  107. stangerx says:

    Q — ”How many zeros does a quadrillion have?”

    A — ”One with 15 zeros after it.”

    Q — “The world’s population is 7 billion – isn’t a quadrillion is one million times more than that.”

    ———————————–

    The prosecutor and a DNA expert talking today about the likelihood of Aaron Hernandez’s DNA not being on a blunt found at the scene of the murder.

  108. Mike E. says:

    D

    I can’t see youtube on my work PC, it’s blocked. I’ll check it out at home, although it sounds like I’m not going to like it. lol

  109. Silly Tim says:

    This is Mike E dancing.

  110. getterdone says:

    Jonathan Martin happy to be back in San Fran area. Note the pink tie.

  111. jahndoh says:

    So I’m seeing some passive aggression, but I find that kind of a cowardly way to antagonize. I’ll just be direct:

    “Not sure why people always feel they’re being told what to discuss but it happens all the time ”

    Happens all the time huh? So I’m not the only one to misunderstand your dismissive talk?

    I wouldn’t think too hard on that. Not like the problem could be with the messenger. It’s surely everyone else.

    • stangerx says:

      Jahn — I have no idea how you do that stuff, but my guess is everyone some found some site to do it on. It’s all kids having fun……..you saw how crazy people went on it yesterday long before you mentioned the loading issue.

      • jahndoh says:

        Oh no doubt. I do think Tim’s and GDPs recent posts were in some way inspired by my multiple requests though. Whatever. It’s a bitch way to do things, just the way I see it.

        It’s clearly better entertainment than discussing our rivals, Suh, or the Salary cap.

  112. stangerx says:

    Awesome — they actually found the nine commandments of the Road Runner/Wiley Coyote World.

  113. Silly Tim says:

    Jahn, holy fuck can you turn a nothing into something. I can’t explain myself any other way. It’s not a big deal. Geez!

  114. jahndoh says:

    Don’t want to derail the moving .Gif party too much with football talk, so with that, I’m out for few days.

  115. dbolt48 says:

    Tits Magee

  116. stangerx says:

    Ahh Jahn — we do the football talk too. Read up to today’s posts and that is clear. Hope you are back to dissect the ramifications of Suh’s contract with me……or even better if what we can do with the money saved after he re-signs with the Lions.

    • D says:

      You were the kids who had 100 bucks and your eye on that rare Griffey Jr baseball card but left the store after buying 30 other cards at 3 a pop. You still spent your 100 and your collection still looks like shit. 🙂

      • stangerx says:

        LOL D — actually I was the kid who bought my cards in the wrapper and then waited to see what happened.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      suh to miami is a mistake IMO. We can use that money to sign some other key positions.

  117. Silly Tim says:

    Silly Tim says:
    March 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm
    The bottom line is if we want Suh we’ll do anything we can to land him. As a fan I’ll be rooting for whoever makes up the team so I’m not going to get all worried about the cap.
    Reply

    jahndoh says:
    March 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    Thanks for sharing. I’m going to go ahead and talk about what interests me though.

    Nobody told you not to. My post was a general statement about my feelings. You’re not the only one who is concerned about the cap here. I was just saying I’m not going to worry about it. Sorry that somehow annoyed you which it obviously did. So there’s my role in it. I’m a bad man. LOL

  118. Silly Tim says:

    “Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina.”

    • D says:

      San Diego then is German equivalent to Bianca Wilfork, which is New English for same thing.

    • dbolt48 says:

      25. “He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.” — Narrator

      24. “I immediately regret this decision.” — Ron Burgundy

      23. “I’ll have a Manhattan. And kick the vermouth to the side with a pair of steel-toed boots.” — Veronica Corningstone

      22. “I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” — Ron Burgundy

      21. “Oh, I can barely lift my right arm ’cause I did so many. I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.” — Ron Burgundy

      20. “Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina.’” — Ron Burgundy

      19. “It’s terrible. She has beautiful eyes, and her hair smells like cinnamon!” — Ron Burgundy

      18. “Baxter, is that you? Baxter! Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee.” — Ron Burgundy

      17. ” There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.” — Brick Tamland

      16. “You are a smelly pirate hooker. Why don’t you go back to your home on Whore Island?” — Ron Burgundy

      15. “I read somewhere their periods attract bears. Bears can smell the menstruation.” — Brick Tamland

      • dbolt48 says:

        14. “Well if you were a man, I’d punch you. Punch you right in the mouth.” — Ron Burgundy

        13. “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” — Ron Burgundy

        12. “You look like a blueberry.” — Veronica Corningstone

        11. “The human torch was denied a bank loan.” — Ron Burgundy

        10. “It is anchorman, not anchorlady. And that is a scientific fact.” — Champ Kind

        9. “I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.” — Brick Tamland

        8. “[I’ll] take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.” — Champ Kind

        7. “It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.” — Ron Burgundy

        6. “What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.” — Ron Burgundy

      • dbolt48 says:

        5. “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” — Ron Burgundy

        4. “They’ve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.” — Brian Fantana

        3. “I’m in a glass case of emotion!” — Ron Burgundy

        2. “You know I don’t speak Spanish.” — Ron Burgundy

        1. “I love lamp.” — Brick Tamland

  119. Silly Tim says:

    To the Met fans: Harvey’s first appearance against live hitting, 6 up, 6 down, 3 SOs, he hit 99MPH and had a great curve ball which he didn’t use a lot last year.

  120. stangerx says:

    Jets are releasing Harvin. Not a shocker.

    • Silly Tim says:

      You know what, he’s a bit of a headcase, seems to always have some type of injury, but he’d be a great fit in our offense.

    • D says:

      Everytime he has been released or put on the block i have said part of me wants to take a shot part doesnt, but he is a very unique talent and athletically very gifted. I dunno, he also wont come cheap and i dont know right now if we can muddy up our FA spending until we see what we are doing with Suh.

  121. CavalierKong says:

    LOL @ D
    That dance video was awesome. In my own defense that was my “just got some gorilla strange” back in my single days and I had no idea they had cameras in her cage.

  122. Silly Tim says:

    “You were the kids who had 100 bucks and your eye on that rare Griffey Jr baseball card but left the store after buying 30 other cards at 3 a pop. You still spent your 100 and your collection still looks like shit.” LOL

  123. CavalierKong says:

    “It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries… Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.”

  124. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    That’s great news! So glad to hear that Harvey is ready to go! Made my day!

  125. Silly Tim says:

    Catch you folks later.

  126. stangerx says:

    Omar has an interesting article on Ross (O can be good when he is telling stories rather than judgments)

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-omar-kelly-dolphins-ross-0307-20150306-story.html

    Interesting in there is that Forbes now has Ross’ net worth at $6.5 billion, which makes him the second richest owner in the NFL (behind Paul Allen). Last estimate I saw had him worth half that. Seems the upturn in the real estate market has treated him well. Seems we don’t have to worry about him spending up to the cap or becoming a goat by selling the team for money to another city either.

    Also in there is that he bought the W Hotel on Ft. Lauderdale Beach (real nice and huge place btw) for $90 mil. Seems he got that for just about as much as Suh would cost. Now that’s a reality check.

  127. CavalierKong says:

    Brandon Marshall being traded to the Jest. Chicago gives up B Marshall, the Jest give up a 6th and all future playoff opportunities.

  128. Silly Tim says:

    So I watched the Omar and Perkins video on Ndamukong Suh and Omar says paying him $100M or more makes him more powerful than the HC Philbin, the GM Hickey and top exec. Mike T. Uhhh… wouldn’t that be the case with all players who make more than all three combined? I didn’t get the point at all, but they did have a good laugh mentioning how he’d be another elite player along with Wake, Grimes, Albert and Pouncey and giggling how the QB isn’t elite. They just can’t stop bashing the guy no matter how much he improves. They talk so matter of fact as if they know what it’s all about.

    Oh yeah, Omar would prefer we go after 3 good players for maybe less guaranteed money rather than put it all into one guy – like Dan Williams from Arizona State. LOL

    • getterdone says:

      Omar has always had an agenda against Tanny. He also talks out of both sides of his mouth continually and generally makes no sense either.

      • Silly Tim says:

        Cue Randy to say he’s right. LOL

        The better way to have said it would have been to say and a young up and coming QB which he is, but no they can’t do that.

      • getterdone says:

        LOL, true. Tannehill has the confidence of 99% of people in the ‘know’, the real inside football experts & coaches, execs, etc.

        The rest of that lil 1% is us blathering idiots.

  129. Silly Tim says:

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero · 8h 8 hours ago
    Dolphins traded Marshall when they hired new coach and knew they were drafting a rookie QB. Jets might do exact opposite, if draft Mariota.
    *
    And the Bears did the same exact thing we did when they hired a new HC (Fox) but they seem kind of stuck with Cutler.

  130. getterdone says:

    Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski signed his one-year, $4.59 million franchise tender.

  131. getterdone says:

    What a shame his monkey drove him to the brink.

    NFL suspended SS LaRon Landry 10 games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs.
    It’s Landry second PED suspension after missing four games last year. Already in steep decline, Landry’s latest suspension puts him in danger of falling out of the league. 30-year-old Landry hasn’t drawn any interest since being released by the Colts. PFF graded Landry as a bottom-50 safety in 2014.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I was never a big fan of his. He’s a big, physical safety who could hit and play in the box but he struggled in coverage much like former safety Roy Williams did.

  132. getterdone says:

    Seahawks signed Marshawn Lynch to a three-year, $31 million contract extension.
    Lynch will make $12 million this year, including a $7.5M signing bonus. He’ll have salaries of $9 million and $7 million in 2016-17 if he doesn’t retire. Lynch was scheduled to make $7 million. Seattle will give him a $5M raise for 2015.

    • Mike E. says:

      That’s pretty wild. That’s a helluva salary for a RB.

      • Silly Tim says:

        If they would have handed him the ball on 2nd and 1 nobody would even question it. That guy makes a difference in games. He’s a rare breed. He runs angry and when he goes into beast mode he closes out games. Unless a coach takes the ball out of his hands.

  133. getterdone says:

    Hopefully Miller becomes that beast mode type guy too now that he’s going into his 3-4th year where he’s really becoming more a focal point.
    Lynch was good but not elite in Buffalo for his first 3 yrs, but since he’s been in Seattle, he’s been unstoppable.

    • Silly Tim says:

      I love Miller’s progression. He’s improved as a runner – more decisive, better in pass pro and as a receiver. He was a young back who entered the draft probably a year too early. Even his UM coach? at the time said you’re getting two top talents a year early in Vernon and Miller.

      • getterdone says:

        So true. He was barely used as a rookie 51 carries, then 2013 he had 177, 2014 he had 216 rushes.
        Open the gates and let that mother RUN!

  134. The Flying Pig says:

    What????
    The patriots are paying their kicker 5m?

  135. The Flying Pig says:

  136. Silly Tim says:

    GD, Miller receptions – 6, 26, 38. Most people don’t have the patience for development anymore. It doesn’t help their FF teams. LOL

    I happen to enjoy watching players develop. The only caveat is you can’t develop forever.

    • getterdone says:

      Agreed, and correct, you aren’t going to suddenly develop after about the 4th- 5th year of playing.

  137. jetsssuck says:

    this was the miami i grew up in

  138. jetsssuck says:

    RIP Brandon Marshall’s career (2006-2015) ——-guy did well considering he wasn’t a 1st rounder. He invested in several sports doctors clinics down here. upside down world football player buying doctors clinics.

  139. The Flying Pig says:

    That was pretty cool jetsuck

    I think that farm stores is still on griffin road

    I forgot about Miami News
    I remember when they went out of business
    I think it was the 80s

    • jetsssuck says:

      yes it is.Another is located on hallandale blvd and I believe another on broward blvd.Miami news used to report monday night games since they came out during the afternoons. Their is a Lums in downtown davie still. Royal castle I used to love the hamburgers—-they were famous around down here sort of like crystal burgers in chicago.

      • jetsssuck says:

        miami news used to report MNF games better since they distributed their papers in the afternoon.

  140. Silly Tim says:

    Piggy, question for you. I know you want Suh. Do you think we sign him or is it just that you want it to happen?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m leaning towards believing it will happen

      I didn’t think a weeks go we were even in consideration

  141. Mike E. says:

    jetssuck

    I enjoyed that video. Very cool. Obviously, I never lived in MIA, but I did go there often, my family owned a travel agency, and we had a lot of senior groups that we chaperoned down there, so I was there many times, and I’ve been to a few of the places in that video.

  142. twicethethe says:

    Yes, there’s still a Farms Store off of Broward Blvd. My parents still get Farms Store egg nog during the holidays. The best egg nog around IMO.

  143. Mike E. says:

    Heading to sleep. Tired tonight, and I have to get to work early tomorrow. Goodnight all!

    Twice – Good to see you, even in passing. 🙂

  144. twicethethe says:

    And thanks for the video jetssuck – I remember a few of those things though many were before my time. Definitely a blast from the past for those of us who grew up down there. Liked old South Florida better for sure, although some bias and nostalgia are likely affecting my opinion…

    • Try Pod says:

      Coral Castle, Shorty’s, Serpentarium, Coppertone billboard, Farm Stores (egg nog was the best, Twice!), Pumpernicks, Zayres.. Lots of nostalgia there.

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