So what’s happening with our Miami Dolphins?
RFA MLB Kiko Alonso has stated he doesn’t want to be moved to outside LB. He did say he will do whatever is best for the team, but he feels like he’s best suited to be the teams MLB, and would prefer to stay there.
Rumors are flying around that 1 year wonder WR Kenny Stills is going to get paid, and get paid BIG TIME! Supposedly, he will be seeing upwards of $12M annually. After year 1 with Miami, you all know I wanted to cut him. His 2nd year (contract year) started out rocky with a kneel and a drop, but he won me over as he finished the year with a team leading 9 TD’s, which is way better than any of his other 3 years in the league. It would be nice to keep him, but if the money gets to that point, I’ll wish him the best, unless he’s playing against us.
I keep hearing Dont’a Hightower associated with MIA interest, and frankly, I don’t get it. Guy can’t tackle, he doesn’t run especially well either. As Lou and I have both pointed out, the guy just doesn’t make tackles on his own, as evidenced by the fact that out of his 404 total tackles in 5 seasons, only 251 are solo. No thanks!
Stephen Ross took 16 Miami Dolphins players to NYC for a week long business seminar. I think that’s awesome, and a very cool thing for our team’s owner to do. GOOD ON STEPHEN ROSS! BTW, Tannehill was there (not limping) and so was Cam Wake. Excellent experience for these young men as football is a relatively short lived career.
-The NFL combine workouts begin in 2 days, on Friday March 3rd. I’m really looking forward to it. As much as people say, and by people I mean fans, front office people, coaches, and basically anyone associated with the sport says don’t put too much into combine numbers, well, they do, so it’s a bunch of baloney I say! No, you’re not going to change a LB’s pre combine grade from a 5.8 to 6.8 because he ran a 4.4 instead of a 4.55, but if the whole package impresses, meaning he runs a 4.4, runs 4.1 20 yard shuttle, puts up 25 reps, does a 35” vertical and 12’ broad jump, well maybe he increases half a point.
Certain things just matter. If you know an OL needs to hit the weight room before he performs at the combine, that’s fine, but if the OG you had your eye on puts up 15 reps, that just ain’t gonna cut it. If GM’s see CB’s have trouble flipping their hips in the backpedal drills, that’s a downer too. There are many things you can find out from the combine, and while many poo-poo it, I for one do not. OK, I admit, it completely intrigues me, it really does. I can’t wait to devour all the numbers, and I will have positional comparisons for you guys starting next week. I’ll do one position a week, so I’ll have some good stuff for you people week after week.
Enjoy the combine, and GO DOLPHINS!