Miami Dolphins and the offseason QB puzzle

One piece of the puzzle was filled yesterday with the Denver Broncos trading for Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. The Ravens will receive a 2019 4th RD pick from the Broncos in exchange for Joe Flacco. If the Dolphins truly do intend to move on from QB Ryan Tannehill, they will first look to trade him, and now with Flacco traded for a 4th RD pick, the market has been set. The Dolphins probably wouldn’t get a 4th RD pick for the oft injured QB, but a 5th isn’t out of the question.

The bigger question is, what are the Dolphins intentions going into free agency, and then the draft? There are quite a few QB’s available that are average or below average, but there’s only one out there that that’s young-ish, that has potential to be more than average, and that’s 27YO Teddy Bridgewater. Nick Foles is not a FA, and the Eagles still have potential to franchise tag Foles, in order to be able to trade him. There is some controversy regarding that, and it’s understandable. Foles had a buyout clause in his contract, which was a hefty $20 contract, the buyout being Foles would have to pay the Eagles $2M to become a free agent. Considering the fact that the $2M should buy his fredom, it doesn’t seem fair that the Eagles should then be able to restrict his freedom by tagging him. We’ll see how this plays out.

Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Josh McCown are all QB’s I’d say for all intents and purposes are about equal to Ryan Tannehill. In my mind, it would make no sense to pay Tannehill $13.24M, and then turn around and give another $8-10M to one of the aforementioned QB’s. The only QB that could make sense is Bridgewater, if the organization felt like they make Bridgewater into a playoff caliber QB, and Bridgewater can make us a playoff caliber team. I don’t think he can, and I wouldn’t go that direction. I don’t think we need a bridge QB, we have 2 young QB’s on the roster, and I hope to have a 3rd after the draft.

Luke Falk, Jake Rudock, and whichever QB we snare in the draft. Let’s face it, we need a great QB here if we want to elevate this team. None of the guys in the previous paragraph are taking us there. Don’t waste time and money, draft the right QB, and run with him! Start the process now! We can draft another QB in 2020 if this QB looks like a dog, but hopefully that’s not the case. How many young QB’s do we see play every season? At least 4 or 5. Let’s be one of those teams. Just because Tannehill didn’t pan out, that’s not a reason to avoid drafting a QB, it’s the biggest reaso to go ahead and do it!

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1,689 Responses to Miami Dolphins and the offseason QB puzzle

  1. Tim Knight says:

    Some more early buzz about this prospect and the Dolphins.

    • ocalarob says:

      let’s see we have Branch…Quinn…Wake….charles harris…hayes…woodard…Tank…
      I realize that some may not be returning it still does not look like a position of need.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Well you just answered your own question. Don’t expect a few of them back. Hayes is also a UFA, he’ll be 34 years old in May and he’s coming off a season ending ACL injury. Woodard and Tank are no guarantee to make the team.

      • D says:

        It really dpends heavily on who or how many dont return. Its a possibility they cut Branch and Quinn loose, and let Hayes and Wake walk in FA. If so they leaves us Tank and Harris, and i dont know you could count on Tank since he spent a good part of his career not starting. I think we have others like Malveaux who are going to fix this floating scheme pretty well, but they also arent very proven commodities either.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Malveaux got poached off our PS by ARZ last year.

      • D says:

        Seems like i remember that, but last year was so disappointing i probably blocked most all dolphins related shit out lol.

  2. ocalarob says:

    D says:
    February 25, 2019 at 4:01 pm
    Most people get it from Heavy Whipping cream in the coffee, makes the coffee really rich and gives ya the MCT’s as well.
    That may have 10% MCTs, MCT oil is 100%

  3. D says:

    Man this Kyler Murray shit is really ramping up. Some fo the reporters are now calling hm the best QB in the class in front of Haskins now.

    • Mike E. says:

      I don’t think we’re taking him if Grier is making the pick. Do you?

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think it depends on if the coaches believe in Murray and everyone is on board. If that’s not the type of QB they’re looking for we won’t pick him and we might not even have the chance.

      • D says:

        Ill be honest Mikey, i dont know anymore. I wouldn’t have expected the buzz around him to have been so big right now anyways. Im still leaning towards no, too risky for us, but im not 100% sure what these guys are looking for that are leading our team. He might be exactly what they want.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    D, I’ve so moved on from last year. LOL

  5. Tim Knight says:

    “but im not 100% sure what these guys are looking for that are leading our team. He might be exactly what they want.”

    That’s what I’m wondering. If you’re starting fresh this would be the time to start with something different if you think a guy like Murray could be a successful. If they think he can succeed and be dynamic go for it. Then look for a backup QBs who can also run that offense. They’ll likely not be on the same talent level athletically or as fast as Murray, but a similar skill set to run the same stuff.

  6. olddolphan says:

    MF-13: MESSAGE FOR YOU up the page at 7:36 AM. ENJOY!
    IT’s LIGHTNING HOCKEY TIME! They drop the puck in just a few minutes. GO BOLTS!!

  7. Mike E. says:

    D – I don’t get caught up in pre draft buzz – There’s so much speculation, but I do admit sometimes when there’s just an overwhelming amount of reports that match up about a team wanting a player, it might just mean something. Not that it’s ideal, but I think the only way we would even consider taking Murray is if he fell to #13, and that might not happen anyway

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s why this offseason will be interesting because we know going in that we’re not going to acquire players because we have some holes we need to fill so we can go all out and try to make the playoffs. That’s not the agenda. It should be fun in a year we know winning is not the priority. For all the couch GMs, team builders and draftniks this is your time. LOL

  8. Mike E. says:

    Any of you guys/gals here interested in going to a Cigar Fest in Pennsy, May 4th?

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      Aren’t cigars made of a cancer causing plant that also stinks when burned?
      I try to be as cool as you guys, but I just don’t get the cigar thing.

    • mf13ss says:

      I’d love to, but cigars really aren’t my thing. Like Naples above, I don’t get it either.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I went thought that phase with a bunch of friends in the late 90’s along with golf. Got tired of it and I’m not a big fan of the smell but can tolerate it.

  9. mf13ss says:

    Old Dolfan,

    YES… I read that “Green Book” won big last night: I’m definitely going to see that one. I don’t know about “Bohemian Rhapsody”… I don’t think that’s a movie I’d enjoy, but that’s just me. Thanks again for the heads up!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I would think you’d want to see a movie about an iconic band like Queen. Their music is played at every sporting event in the world. We will rock you, we are the champions. Why not watch it and then decide? I have not see it yet either but I will.

      • mf13ss says:

        I could never get into Queen, man. I dig “We Will Rock You”, but aside from that one song, I really don’t like their music. I respect the musical contributions of Freddie Mercury, but I just don’t dig them.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Gotcha! Even though Bohemian Rhapsody has become like Stairway to Heaven, you have the respect the musical elements and performance of that tune. It’s got everything.

      • mf13ss says:

        Indeed! Freddie/Queen have my respect, they just aren’t my cup o’ tea.

  10. ocalarob says:

    D says:
    February 25, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    Does it taste bad straight up like that?


    No Taste No smell, but you can feel the slime in the coffee

  11. naplesfan2010 says:

    I also am not putting any effort at all in draft and FA choices this year.
    It would just be guesswork or my personal preferences, unrelated to what the FO/HC wants to build here.
    I try to put the clues together.
    Let’s see … we want Brady 2.0 (the new Millennial Brady)
    who can run a disguised dink and dunk. Etc. Etc.

    And we want a no name defense that confuses offenses with multiple sets.

  12. Tim Knight says:

    M13, I hear ya. My last post was more about how many people view Bohemian Rhapsody as just an amazing song even if Queen isn’t their cup of tea. Sometimes a tune is just so good no matter what your musical taste it crosses all boundaries.

    • mf13ss says:

      To me, the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” is so well done that it gets stuck in my head. And unfortunately for me, I can’t stand that song! LOL

      I know we all have experienced the same, where a song we really don’t like gets absolutely stuck in our heads. Now THAT is the sign of a very good song! 🙂

  13. naplesfan2010 says:

    Until they commit to something, make one tell move, cut somebody, sign somebody, trade somebody, just any clue, then I and the rest of the NFL are ignorant.

    Which is the way they want it, and I can’t fault them for playing it close to the vest.

    What I hope is that they are having 24/7 meetings which are for the purpose of getting all these various coaches and advisors and scouts on the same page.

    I hope Flores is picking Caldwell’s brain, and Grier is getting mentored by Reggie.

    I hope that ex-KC scout is combing the draft board for the type guy who can mesh with whatever dark-web bellichek scheme they will implement.

    I think it’ll have certain facets, but again, I’m just guessing.

    • mf13ss says:

      This is a good post (along with your 8:53 PM post), and it’s pretty much how I feel as well. This is the first time in forever I have absolutely zero idea of what may unfold, who to scout, FA preferences/fits, and just being absolutely out of touch with our Phins.

      And I kind of like it, being we’re absolutely unpredictable this year. Could be a very good thing! 🙂

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        yes that is a very smart addition to my post. Since everybody knows the patriots, they will think they can predict what we’ll do.

        The joke’s on them though, as they can’t even figure out what the patriots will do, even after they’ve won 33 Super Bowls or whatever it is now.

        That’s the whole point, the secret weapon of the patriot way. There is no way.
        There is only “Do your job.”

        Each week they decide what will work best against that particular opponent, and then they just go out and do that. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn close.

        And that is what we are already doing, just one month in.
        … and I like it.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Thinking the same thing but I don’t feel like Grier and Flores need mentoring from McKenzie and Caldwell. They are the leaders. Qualified veteran voices of wisdom is more of what this is. Grier and McKenzie started their personnel paths the same year in 94.

  14. naplesfan2010 says:

    I got “We are Family” stuck in my head after watching “The Bird Cage.”
    Funny movie, great song, but “not my cup o’ tea.”
    Had to crank “Free Bird” up to 10 in my car to cleanse my ear canals.

  15. naplesfan2010 says:

    Flores said this, not Gase:
    “It’s constant communication,” Flores said. “Chris Grier and I, we’ve talked about that and we’re kind of aligned in that way. We basically talk four, five times a day just about all the things we’ve talked about — combine, free agency to draft. There’s a lot going on right now. But communication is the big key and I talked about that with the staff as well. Any issues that arise, if we don’t head them off — and they will arise, whether it’s disagreement about a player, really any issue — we have to be able to talk about them and really talk through so we make the correct decision and do what’s best for the Miami Dolphins. So communication is the big thing for us, at least in my opinion.”

  16. naplesfan2010 says:

    Well Tim, Flores hired Caldwell for some reason and Grier hired Reggie for some reason.
    If it’s not to benefit from their vast experience, then why did they hire them?
    Flores has never been a HC, Caldwell has, so he can advise Fores on all that business crap.
    Grier has never been THE GM, but Reggie has, and his team went 12-4.
    and then flamed out when an ego maniac came on board.

    I like 12-4.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I said not to mentor. Usually a mentor is someone ahead of someone. Grier and Flores are the top two dogs of the Miami Dolphins football team. As I said McKenzie and Caldwell are here because they are good at what they do and bring wisdom. Marvin Allen is now the top dog of college scouting and asst. GM. But only when Grier/Flores are aligned will the decision be made. Between the two you get the personnel side of it and the coaching staff perspective. Grier and Flores have to mesh that.

      There is no doubt that this team has quality and experienced people in charge. The rebuild and being a contender in 2021 will decide how good they really are. If you’re not good in three years after 3 FA and drafts, what’s going on? Not saying winning the Super Bowl, but get into the playoffs and have a shot.

  17. olddolphan says:

    MF-13: Twice I’ve tried to write about my experiences with these two movies, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and THE GREEN BOOK, but both were removed before I could finish. So here’s the very shortened version: YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF to see BOTH of these movies. I was an ultimate QUEEN skeptic BEFORE I SAW RHAPSODY. But the beautiful Mrs. OD knows me better, and INSISTED I SEE IT WITH HER! Boy was her judgment spot on!
    THE GREEN BOOK WAS MY ERA–the 1960’s. “What was it REALLY LIKE to live in the ’60’s?? This movie will give you a part of the answer. And what an important part it is!–
    OUT for tonight!

    • olddolphan says:

      PS: My prior comments weren’t censored as far as I know. I think something computer-wise was the root of the problem.

      Or, has an agent of ROBERT KRAPP seized control of my computer??–JK.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Mike Francesa loved the movie and has said exactly everything you said here.

  18. Tim Knight says:

    I think the new coaching staff will use Charles Harris as a multiple. Edge both 2 and 3 pt. stance, and as a stunt LB similar to Hightower. More attacking than coverage.

  19. ocalarob says:

    In 2 weeks the new league year starts, March 13 at 4 pm

  20. ocalarob says:

    in my estimation there will be only a few likely suspects to pick from, I think Murray and Haskins will be gone at 13. So as for QBs either Lock or Jones, could also be Oliver, Sweat or the Alabama tackle Williams or Jawan taylor.

    one of these 5 guys should be a dolphin barring a trade up or back

    • ocalarob says:

      6 guys

    • D says:

      I could live with any of those selections. I think thats the big thing to take into consideration here is that no matter who we select, QB or otherwise we should be getting a player that can really help our team and just not sweat what position or who it is. Im leaning toward a QB, but im not going to be upset if its not one.

  21. pheloniusphish says:

    I prefer Jones to Lock. But what do I know.

      • D says:

        Lemme rephrase, i prefer Jones to Lock for a stable transition and a quick start to our new regime, i prefer Lock to Jones as far as truly elite potential. What i really meant to say is i prefer Lock and Jones to the other QB’s and not so much as a comparison to one another. Id be really happy with either of them just with different short term and long term expectations.

  22. Mike E. says:

    Naples – Everything moderation my friend. I didn’t get the cigar thing either at first, but it’s a pleasant experience. I didn’t get the bourbon thing either for that matter, but now I enjoy both cigars and bourbon, especially together. I don’t smoke a cigar a day, I smoke one maybe every couple of weeks, and sometimes even less frequently. I never smoke indoors, so I’m not stinking up the house or exposing anyone to large amounts of second hand smoke.

    • ocalarob says:

      I’m not sure i get the Cigar thing? what possible enjoyment could come from that?

      • Mike E. says:

        It’s a nice flavor that comes from the tobacco, and the aroma can be pleasant if you like that sort of thing. The pairing of either bourbon or scotch or even some beers or coffee also pair well with a cigar. I guess you’d have to try it, and probably more than once to appreciate it, if you have the desire. There must be something to it, people have been smoking cigars for a long , long time.

    • D says:

      Its kinda a relaxng hobby, and the flavor and smells improve with your knowledge about the cigars. Cheap ones stink, but the better made ones have a really pleasant smell imo. Like Mikey is saying its kinda a chill out slow the world down, stop and enjoy something that hits all the senses at the same time kind of experience. Pair it with a burbon and you can mix in another similar hobby type thing that also hits all those markers.

    • D says:

      I may have 2-3 a week recently, but mostly its more like one a week. I smoke outside on my deck and most of the time i have a beer or a whiskey (scotch or bourbon) with it and i just sit out there and absorb the breeze and decompress.

    • D says:

      I think its probably just a high priced vet, who is coming off injury, i think they will look to get cheaper and younger at the position. I think Sitton has gas left in the tank, but he isnt the right fit for the new staff.

  23. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    February 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Any of you guys/gals here interested in going to a Cigar Fest in Pennsy, May 4th?
    Id really like to i have been to a few events and you can get some really great deals at them sometimes but that ones a little far away for me to be able to go to. Maybe i can get some of the shit i have going on around here wrapped up and find myself in a better position to take a trip in a year or two, just doesnt look good for me right now.

    • Mike E. says:

      Yeah, it would be a hike for you. I’m going with a couple of cool people I don’t get to see often. One friend lives on my block, but he works 3 jobs and hardly ever is around, and the other one is wife’s cousin, who goes away with our group in the summer. Very nice, down to earth people.

  24. Mike E. says:

    D – I probably smoke a cigar no more frequently than once every couple of weeks or even longer in between. I really shouldn’t smoke them often, it’s bad for my blood pressure.

    • D says:

      Like i said, its more of a hobby than anything so you enjoy it in the manner thats enjoyable to you. I dont think i could afford to smoke more often than i do right now lol, especially considering i like quality cigars.

  25. D says:

    Also im a research junkie and when it comes to the cancer caused by cigars, its a very low chance, almost negligible. Like anything it increases the risk because you are bringing a carcinogen in contact with your body, but even sunlight qualifies in that manner. Ultimately no studies have found that a 1-2 cigar a day smoker has any significant elevation risk and anything below that is almost nil. I dont inhale cigar smoke, i dont think i could if i wanted to, its a heavy smoke and its not filtered, but people who smoke anything, weed included are at risk and the risk is increased by how often its done and how much tissue the carcinogens come in contact with (ie is it inhaled or just kept in the mouth).

  26. BailBondMike says:

    I hear Bill Clinton is introducing a new flavored cigar and will be at the fest signing autographs.

  27. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ D

  28. D says:

    Coming to your phone in 2019, two new emoji’s that the world has been dying for….. Teenis emoji, aka tiny penis emoji which is a thumb and index finger held about an inch apart, and “Period” emoji, wich is a droplet of menstrual blood. Yay millennial culture lol.

  29. stangerx says:

    ocalarob says:
    In 2 weeks the new league year starts, March 13 at 4 pm
    I know a lot of you guys will be zeroed in on the combine, but that is what am waiting for as far as the team. Want to see who we keep and who we don’t and who we bring in. Not only are we in to the Flores era as to scheme and such, but also a key Q is exactly how much are we rebuilding.

    The cuts and possible trades will be the first part of those answers.

    • Tim Knight says:

      The house cleaning will answer quite a bit. I believe it’s coming and only the young will survive.

      • stangerx says:

        Yeah Tim — I think we could be going total rebuild, which is sorta weird cause think we have a solid base for the team….. but maybe not good enough of a one to be a true competitor.

  30. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    February 26, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Is there going to be a penis tuck emoji, for those who still want to keep it, but aren’t sure what they want to be yet?
    We have a guy at work that qualifies. He is married (to a woman), considers himself hetero but is doing the hormone transition, talks with a feminine voice and only responds if you used female identifiers. Has really long hair and moobs (probably from the hormones), and now only wears female jeans and shirts. He is operating inside the workplace handbook’s guidelines and not pushing the line too hard though. I should ask him what emoji he feels he best identifies with lol.

    • Mike E. says:

      LMAO – Yeah ask him/her/they/he/she and let me know

    • D says:

      Apparently Transgender’s use the lobster emoji. I looked it up and apparently it was chosen for two reasons. First, was the fact that Unicode who released the emoji’s went with Lobster which was considered by a bunch of people to be a pointless addition, over a transgender flag emoji, which they had been petitioned to create. 2) Lobsters have can actually be gynandromorphic which means they can have both sexes represented in the same body divided on the axial into one side that is female and one thats male. Incidentally the coolest part of this search that turned up waas what gynandromorphic was and seeing it represented in animals. I had no idea this was a thing until now.


  31. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, Todd Frazier and Jed Lowrie already battling injuries. SMH

    • Mike E. says:

      I don’t care about Todd Frazier, but it’s disappointing that Lowrie is hurt. We have so much infield depth though, that no one injury should make a difference. This is what happens when you sign a bunch of old players

      • Mike E. says:

        It seems like we have 10 different guys for the infield

        1B – Smith, Alonso, Frazier, J.d. Davis
        2B – Cano, Lowrie, McNeil, T.J. Rivera, Guillorme
        SS – Rosario, Lowrie, Guillorme
        3B – Frazier, Lowrie, J.D. Davis

        Plus they have Adeiny Hechavarria on a minor league deal

      • Tim Knight says:

        True but it’s unreal how no matter who we bring in they get hurt. It’s friggin baseball. The issue I have it’s still February and the injuries are already starting.

  32. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, we have some good young talent that will be part of the rebuild. But I think anyone on high contracts not part of the plan moving forward will be moved.

    • stangerx says:

      As said before, Reshad is the one am watching. If he goes, people will not be happy with the wins and losses next year no matter how much they embrace the rebuild concept now.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Jones is a tough trade with his contract. It would have to be a team that feels he would help put their defense over the top as they make a run. An outright cut would be $23+M in dead cap. That’s a lot of cash to eat for someone no longer on the team.

      • Mike E. says:

        Yeah, like the Rams. Put Reshad back there in that secondary, and they’re much better. Give us a 3rd, and you can have Quinn back too. lol

      • Tim Knight says:

        Maybe the Chiefs.

      • stangerx says:

        Tim — most of Jones cut money is cause of guaranteed money. Never said he would get cut and if traded the cap hit is not all that bad if the next team pays on his contract.

  33. Mike E. says:

    Tim – It’s that “win now” mentality, bringing in older players. I wanted the Mets to do what it looks the Dolphins are doing. Trade deGrom, Syndergaard and build a dynasty. Don’t be shocked if we don’t sign either of those to long term contracts.

    • Mike E. says:

      Also, I’d rather these guys get their injuries now than later, but we both know it will be all season long, one then another.

    • Tim Knight says:

      They’ll probably collide with each other horsing around at practice and both end up needing season ending surgery anyway. LOL

  34. Mike E. says:

    Tim – Yeah, the Chiefs make sense too. They desperately need defensive talent in that secondary, especially a physical playmaker like Reshad

  35. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I was just saying Jones is not an easy trade or release. Not that you said it.

    • stangerx says:

      They for sure won’t cut him at least. Question on the trade would be if willing to take on his salary. If they do, which would be part of the trade, then not much of a cap hit. Whether another team wants him at $13 mil…..that a different topic, which might make him hard to trade for sure. Just turned in that direction cause you went cut and dead cap hit.

  36. D says:

    Colts and Browns might be in play for Jones, id include the Jets as well, but they have two young safeties and id hope to hell we wouldn’t be dumb enough to trade to an AFC East team.

    • D says:

      We take a huge hit though with a Jones trade, i dont expect it to happen.

      • D says:

        Next year may be a different story though.

      • D says:

        We have a bigger cap hit trading him. NM i was looking at dead cap for a cut, we save 5mil trading him, but problem will be finding the team to do the trade. The ones i listed above, have the cap space for it.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t see the Jets because like you said with their young safeties. How is it a bigger cap hit trading him? What are the differences between trading or releasing him?

  37. Mike E. says:

    For those that love Reshad and hate when I say trade him, if we’re going to be 4-12 with him, I’d be happier if we were 4-12 w/o him and had a 3rd RD pick to fill a void with, maybe an OG, or maybe even a QB

  38. ocalarob says:

    As for Cigars my old neighbor who passed a long time ago use to have a saying for people who smoked cigars, he told them;
    if they could do a hand stand it would look like they were taking a shit!

  39. Mike E. says:

    I never smoke fat cigars so I don’t fit that picture

    • D says:

      The Double Toro’s are HUGE, Ive smoked a few but the bigger cigar i like the most is a kuba kuba, its 54 ring, so its pretty big. The Churchills just are so friggin long its ridiculous. They are usually 7X50ish. The Kuba Kuba’s are like 5X54, fatter but more manageable. Still i may smoke one of those every 6 months. Im usually smoking the Blondies which are 4X38

  40. Tim Knight says:

    Anyone know the difference in cap hit/dead cap trading Jones vs. releasing him?

  41. Tim Knight says:

  42. ocalarob says:

    I don’t think the cap will be a big issue this year, next year we are scheduled to have 90+ mil in cap space and 2 drafts going into 2020 season

  43. Mike E. says:

    Pigs – Besides Danny Shelton, who NE traded for, none of their DL were 1st RD picks

    • D says:

      They generally select OL and Dl in the first rounds though, when they have one an dont trade out.

      2018 Isaiah Wynn OT
      2017 No first
      2016 No first
      2015 Malcom Brown DT (which i do think he is still on their team)
      2014 Dominque Easly DT
      2013 No first
      2012 Chandler Jones DE
      2011 Nate Solder OT

      Looks like if ya go much deeper you find a patter of a few years where DB’s were their top selection and they select DB’s high in most drafts, like day 1 or 2 picks.

    • D says:

      Malcom Brown was a 1st.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Malcom Brown #32. LOL

  44. Mike E. says:

    OK, didn’t realize Malcolm Brown was a 1st RD pick

  45. Tim Knight says:

    This year’s draft is loaded with Edge and DT so it’s very possible we go that way because rebuilding the lines is going to be a priority. I’d say only QB or maybe OL would be the other positions.

  46. Tim Knight says:

  47. pheloniusphish says:

    I would not be disappointed if they didn’t take a QB this year.

    • Mike E. says:

      I would. Even if we draft a QB in RD 1 next year, we still need young talent at the position.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think they will but it may not be early. Maybe they target a guy who has the prototype size and skill as well as leadership qualities but needs to polish up his game. A developmental guy without a lot of physical limitations.

  48. Tim Knight says:

    I would not be surprised if we roll with Rudock, Falk, a mid-tier FA and a mid rd rookie. See if there is anything there and keep looking.

  49. Mike E. says:

    Tim – Who’s available like that?

    • Tim Knight says:

      No idea but Grier, Allen and McKenzie all know of QBs “like that” that they liked in recent drafts. Bring in another one.

      There is some stuff out there of Caldwell talking highly about Rudock. He might get a real shot during this rebuild if we don’t go QB early in the draft. Rudock is considerd smart and he’s got some mobility. He might be a good under the radar type QB to get the offense going in this first season and then see what he is and isn’t. This is his 4th season so he’ll be more experienced than Falk or a rookie.

      I’m not trying to prop him up like he’ll be something special or anything. I have no idea, maybe he doesn’t even make the team. But he might be more than we think within the situation we’re in during a rebuild. We don’t expect to win much so having a guy who is at least smart and can run the offense in a serviceable way is valuable too.

  50. Tim Knight says:

    This is the kind of misinformation. Grier has only held a powerful position for 3 years. In that time we drafted two OL, Tunsil and Asiata. You can’t criticize him for being part of the scouting dept. in prior years for the bad OL picks. What we skip everyone at the top and go straight to him now? Kind of like giving Jeff Ireland all the credit for the Saints drafts and not the actual GM. LOL

  51. mf13ss says:

    Nearly a year ago to the day, Saquon Barkley had his Combine weigh-in. When he weighed-in at 233, Omar decided to publicly call Saquon out, saying that the weight he had put on was all “water weight”.

    Saquon then publicly called Omar out, after hearing the obnoxious claim. Saquon then went on to win the NFL Rookie of the Year award.

    Omar is a public embarrassment anymore, and ya can’t tell him $#!t about anything: he already knows it all. SMH

  52. mf13ss says:

    Lord knows I don’t outright despise Omar, being he’s the one who brought us all together on the Sun-Sentinel. In fact, I’ve very fond memories of those days, with Omar being our ‘Mob Boss’. I’d even buy him the first few rounds of beer if we were to meet up. I actually miss the old Omar.

    But truth be told, I feel he’s become unhinged. Twitter was the first stage, his very close friendship with Miko Grimes was the second stage, and then Peter King gave him props for his story on Brandon Marshall. He’s only gone downhill since then, IMO.

    Half of his opinions are racially based, the other half is just outright foolishness. I think he’s lost without ‘The Mob’, but he’s outgrown us, I suppose. SMH

  53. mf13ss says:

    Our guy, ER!!!
    HELL YEAH!!!

    • ElephantRider says:

      Hope he stays healthy and gets a shot to get back in the league.

      Thanks for sharing M. I might try and watch some of his games.

  54. mf13ss says:

    Tim, Naples, all…

    Here’s a song I heard today that is very good, yet I cannot stand (nor the video!). Yet, it ALWAYS gets stuck in my head! LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      Was never a big fan of Prince. LOL

      I respect who he was and how he touched millions. His music specifically this song is very tinny. He’s a very good guitarist, but this entire tune was done through the board and not with amps and ambience, I don’t even hear a bass. Not a fan.

      • mf13ss says:

        Prince is very much a 50-50 hit to me. I think some of his songs are very good, the others, not so much. This one gets on my nerves, as catchy as it is! LOL

  55. naplesfan2010 says:

    Trypod et al.

    I am NOT a fan of Free Bird or much of anything that group did.
    I was just using that song as an example of how drastic I must go to get any other song out of my head.

    Like I don’t drink peroxide, but it does kill germs.

  56. bailbondmike says:

    Was very busy and didn’t get to post about cigars. I don’t smoke them but for a brief 6 months in my life. I went on a UNITAS deployment with 1ST Battalion, 6TH Marines. It was a training cruise around South America. Our first stop was Columbia. I bought 3 boxes of Cuban cigars to bring back to my friends. I had a big lock box to keep my narcotics in that customs was not allowed to open so was going to smuggle them back that way. Well, once we transiting the Panama Canal I noticed everyone going to the smoke deck after evening chow to smoke a cigars and watch the sun set. I decided to join in and found it so relaxing. Anyway, I ended up with only 2 cigars left by end of the deployment. Lol I don’t think I have smoked one since (2001). Don’t know why cause it was relaxing and enjoyable. Maybe I will have one at my very 1st fest if/when I ever make it to one.

  57. Mike E. says:


  58. Atemplin21 says:

    It will be interesting to see if Fitzpatrick or Rosen gets the start. Hopefully Rosen can turn heads and become our franchise guy. Nice post, I would appreciate if you can follow and check my content to. Thanks!

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