2021 Position Outlook – Safety

The Miami Dolphins secondary was the strongest unit on the 2020 roster, but it wasn’t necessarily because of the play of our safeties. I believe Eric Rowe had a strong season, but the strength of the secondary was based on the excellent play of the two corners, Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Bobby McCain was good, not great, and the younger players showed some promise here and there but failed to make a clear case to be a starter going forward. Clayton Fejedelem who was a free agent pickup and a good one because Fejedelem is a special teams ace.

Young Brandon Jones proved to be a reliable tackler and that’s good, but didn’t show anything special as far as instincts in pass coverage. Jones was seconds in tackles in the secondary behind Eric Rowe with 62 tackles, but his 1 pass defensed and zero interceptions seem to imply he’s better in run support and bringing down receivers than he is in pass coverage. Jones still had a nice rookie season after being drafted in the 3rd RD (#70). Kavon Frazier who came over from Dallas in free agency played in 15 games but he was almost solely on special teams. Good Ole Bobby McCain had somewhat of a bounce back season, but I don’t feel like he did anything that made him indispensable for this coming season. His cap hit versus salary make him a possible cap casualty as they can save about $5.6M if they cut him. This can open up a potential spot for either Brandon Jones or potentially a draft pick or a free agent signing.

In the 2021 draft, S Trevon Moehrig from TCU may be the best prospect for us. Moehrig 6’2 202 has the size and length that we don’t have with Bobby Mac. A former WR and special teams guy Moehrig worked hard to become a very strong defensive player.He has good ball skills with 4 INT’s in his Sophomore year and adding another 2 in a shortened season last year. He possesses good instincts and good long range speed along with a quick burst, ideal for coverage in the NFL where it could be anything from a RB, WR or TE. Jevon Holland is another good safety prospect but he may be similar to Bobby Mac in that he also plays the slot well and may end up a better player at slot CB than safety. This is not a great safety class and it appears as if Moehrig is the cream of the crop.

In free agency, Justin Simmons heads the class. He’s almost certainly out of range as he will garner somewhere around $15M per, so he will not be a Miami Dolphin. Former NY Jet Marcus Maye is also a top FA, but again, he will be out of our range. Former Steeler Sean Davis is a free agent and I liked him in that draft, very explosive and agile, ran a 4.46 40, 3.97 short shuttle which is very fast and a 6.64 3 cone which is elite agility. In the NFL though, Davis has been meh, starting at SS in his first 3 seasons and coming up with 5 INT’s those 3 years. The drafting of Terrell Edmunds (Bills Tremaine Edmunds brother) and then the trade for MFFF no doubt buried him on the depth chart. He may be worth a risk to resurrect his career. I don’t feel like safety is a position where we have to do anything, so it’s possible we just leave well enough alone and let a guy like Brandon Jones develop.

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,369 Responses to 2021 Position Outlook – Safety

  1. steveccnv says:

    Apparently the Bears are all in on Watson, but Houston won’t talk to them. That puts quite a monkey wrench in all the BS the U75s have been spreading

  2. pheloniusphish says:

    BBM – I would value it at $15 and give the schmuck a five dollar check so he has to go to the bank to get his five bucks.

  3. Randy says:

    BBM,
    OR, you can just send the letter to me, and I’ll take care of everything for you. And no….I won’t need you to pay me for this service. No charge seeing as how you’re an official Dolphin fan. 👍😀

  4. stangerx says:

    Family estate stuff can turn bitter, and ain’t it surprising that always the black sheep who make it that way.

    My Dad was a smart dude. Was his executor. I got a changed copy of his will that gave all the personal stuff to me instead of split evenly with all 3 siblings like before. When asked why he said “you don’t realize how much hassle I just saved you and know you will do what’s right anyhow.”

    • CavalierKong says:

      Smart man, give everything to the responsible one and make it clear to them before hand how you want it handled.

      Of course, I’m really just patting my own back, lol, because that’s exactly what the wife and I are doing. Our youngest is the most empathetic and fair-minded of our brood. We’ve already talked to her about our wishes if something unforeseen should happen, and we’re entirely confident she’ll do it the right way.

      • stangerx says:

        My bro and sis have real problems with their younger brother “in control.” Your youngest may experience some of that down the road. It’s pretty funny though when that comes out and the youngest child is in his 50’s. Guess family dynamics never change.

    • bailbondmike says:

      He was actually talking about doing. Give everything to my wife and let her take care of his wishes but he went down hill to fast.

      Also, thanks for the advice and think I may go that route.

  5. bailbondmike says:

    I thought about going to Pawn Stars and seeing if I could pull one over on Chumley. lol

  6. CavalierKong says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-accused-speeding-100-mph-ritz-carlton

    A vanity plate for ease of identification, highspeed donuts around a crash site filled with cops, one sock, sexual noises on arrest. LMAO, now that sounds like some great cocaine.
    ————————-

    The document added that Gaukhman, who was only wearing “an undershirt, boxer-briefs and one sock”, said he had left his home to go to a Ritz-Carlton hotel.

    Police reportedly said they were at the scene of a “serious crash” that had knocked down a power line when they noticed a car with the vanity plate “THEBMW” racing around “a barricade of cones and marked patrol vehicle with lights activated.”

    “The vehicle accelerated to an estimated 95-100 miles per hour in a posted 45 mile per hour zone,” the affidavit said, according to the Venice Gondolier Sun.

    Officers who then pulled over Gaukhman found a baggie of cocaine inside his car in plain view, the document alleged.

    “The defendant would continually grunt and make sexually suggestive noises at me while I was speaking with him,” the police affidavit reportedly added.

  7. bailbondmike says:

    Washington Football Team officially releases QB Alex Smith

  8. herdfan says:

    Regarding the letter, if you don’t have something to show it’s authentic, it’s just sentimental value IMO. You have no way of knowing if you have a real signature, could have been signed by some staff person whose job it was to take care of things like that or an autopen signature. Without a certificate verifying they signed, it really could be just a nice story. FWIW, I did work in a state unclaimed property office way back when, we had to inventory and auction contents of safe deposit boxes that had gone dormant and unclaimed. And just sayin, there’s some really messed up people in this world. 😂

    • The Flying Pig says:

      ‘Unclaimed property” = no one wants to get near it

    • Krishna says:

      Lol…”there’s some really messed up people in this world. ” yep!

    • stangerx says:

      So the safe deposit boxes and contents were just sitting there . We talking old folks whose spouse’s had already died? Obviously whoever put the stuff in thought it valuable.

      • herdfan says:

        Thought it was valuable is key. Doesn’t mean it is valuable. Boxes go dormant at a bank when the fee isn’t paid. Person could be dead and no one knew they had the box. Who knows? Lots of crazy stuff, some valuable, some weird, some very sad.

    • bailbondmike says:

      Thanks Herd! I think that is why that one lady wanted $500 cause she had to authenticate it. You can tell it is an authentic signature and not autopen. Judging by all the John Wayne signatures I have viewed the last couple of weeks, it looks authentic and not something a staffer would have done. Unless they had professional forgers back then. lol

  9. Krishna says:

    Since when do drug/meth addicts have a say? Let him hire a lawyer. Lmao.

  10. Randy says:

    My dad was born in the same little town in Iowa where John Wayne was born. Winterset. No connection….just useless trivia.

  11. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Phelon

  12. Rockphin says:

    So I must have missed this. Am I supposed to be outraged about Dr. Seuss books being racist or because they are being censored!?!?!?!? I’m unclear hear and need assistance……

  13. Mike E. says:

    Rocko – I don’t think anyone is outraged, or at least I’m not, but I’ll be the first to admit I don’t get what this nonsense is all about. This cancel culture shit is out of control, and I personally think it’s silly.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      It is out of control. Some whack job somewhere is triggered because the some characters in a children’s book are illustrated in different colors and are perceived to be treated different than characters that are illustrated as vaguely white. Oh the inhumanity!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Last week you guys were lamenting on how out of control it was bc of mr potato head

      But hasbero ctually didn’t do what you guys what you guys were angry about…lol

      • Mike E. says:

        Maybe some conservative at Hasbro kicked the crap out of the dumbass liberal that decided that was a good idea and they changed their mind? Possible??? lol

      • The Flying Pig says:

        They are both fighting each other all the way to the bank

        This is marketing in the social media era

        Brand recognition needs people to say the name of the product
        Sometimes what you say about the product may not even matter

  14. Mike E. says:

    Has anyone here ever watched the cartoon Fat Albert? If those kids don’t look like every possible black stereotype, I don’t know what does. No one will complain about Fat Albert though because Bill Cosby who created it is black.

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Nobody is actually triggered about these things except people who say cancel culture is out of control

    It’s free publicity for this company to get Internet up in arms about things like this.

    • Mike E. says:

      Ok, so you think Pearl Milling Company is going to sell more pancakes and pancake syrup than Aunt Jemima did? Do you really believe all of this is just so companies get publicity? Are there any stats to back this up that they are doing better after they cancel Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, Dr. Seuss, whatever?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Mile there is literally a link that backs it up if you scroll up. Dr Seuss books are flying off the shelves

        Every time you guys tweet or post how out of control cancel culture is bc of what product A is doing, you give product A free publicity

  16. bookman11 says:

    Piggy, I really don’t care who is behind it or who profits from it. Some of just think it is wrong, and stupid. This shot is getting stupid, and don’t push me on this subject: I am after all a library cop!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That’s the point
      They are relying on you to feel something about it

      • bookman11 says:

        Yeah? What is the point? It means I care. I am tired of the offended snowflakes canceling shit. If it is ok with you, then fine, but some of us think it is OK to have “feelings” about it

  17. Randy says:

    I’d like to cancel the culture where everyone thinks their opinion matters because they’re special and the World owes them.

  18. Randy says:

    bookman,
    There’s special and then there’s special. I’ve no doubt you’re one of them. 🙂

  19. mf13ss says:

    bailbondmike says:
    March 5, 2021 at 7:58 am
    M13, this is for you. Good interview with your guy Alim McNeil.

    https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/alim-mcneill-2021-nfl-draft-prospect-interview
    ——————
    Thanks, BBM. I really like Alim, hoping he can become a dominant interior pass-rusher like a young Dontari Poe. When one realizes he was playing around 340+ pounds last year, his tape is even more striking: he’s so quick off the snap, almost nimble… and he commands double and sometimes triple-teams to stop.

    He just may be the best kept secret (so far) of the 2021 NFL Draft. Now watch him run a sub-4.80 40-time and then somebody takes him in the 1st Round. We’ll see!

    Thanks for sharing, Brother!

  20. wyoming85 says:

    So I’m going to tell you about the Oil and Gas Industry,

    After being layed off since last October, I took a job for a 20$ an hour cut in pay!
    So I wouldn’t be on the extended fed money.

    Anyone who thinks that this shit is good for the country is dumber than a hammer!

    Gas is up! Electricity is up! Oils is up!

    So I would suggest you shut the fuck up if you don’t know what your talking about!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Who doesn’t know what they are talking about?

      • wyoming85 says:

        Do you just pop in on the current and not read the other comments?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I’m not sure if I read the comments you are referring to or not bc I don’t know which ones you are referring to.

        Anyway doesn’t matter, I’m sorry you lost your job. That sucks and I know a lot of people going through a tough time right now. It will get better

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Sorry to hear that man. Having been laid off a couple times myself, I know what you’re feeling.

  21. bookman11 says:

    It’s Friday music night, how many of you are fortunate enough to be listening to Olivia, Barry Manilow, Neal Diamond, and Tanya Tucker on a CD shuffle in your basement? Oh, there may be alcohol involved also. I love Fridays!!

  22. pheloniusphish says:

    Piggy this is where cancel culture ends up

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Don’t you think it’s a little suspicious that mr potato head announced they were pulling the “mr” and then the same day they announced they weren’t doing that? But their statement about not doing it went under the radar.

      Or that dr suess enterprises announced they are not publishing 6 poor selling books, only to have those six books end up being best sellers one week later

      Why are these companies making PR statements that they are going to stop doing the things they think offends some one bc it’s offensive? If you suddenly realized you were doing something that offended some one and you wanted to stop that behavior – would you announce it and make a press statement or would you just stop doing it?

      Do you remember the nazis holding press conferences about burning books?

      I’m sorry but these things raise my eyebrow

      Week after week we are seeing it. People are making a lot of money off getting people angry at other people.

      Read this

      https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/dr-seuss-books-shoot-to-the-top-of-amazons-bestseller-list.html

      Doesn’t it make you wonder why dr Seuss enterprises, who’s sole existence is to sell books, are so fortunate to be doing so well after their announcement

      • steveccnv says:

        You could have a point, maybe some are taking advantage of the situation, I haven’t paid attention enough to know, but that doesn’t mean we should dismiss cancel culture, and allow history to be destroyed

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Dismiss? I don’t know…people are too sensitive for my taste too

        But I think the mr potato head thing jumps out as particularly egregious

        I don’t remember anyone ever complaining about mr potato head anywhere – their decision came out of the blue.

        Same day they backed out of their announcement?

  23. pheloniusphish says:

    And this is where socialism ends up

  24. mf13ss says:

    Friday night music…

  25. wyoming85 says:

    Piggy, I didn’t post that for any pity!

    I posted it to show that that policy’s of the new administration are destroying my industry!

    And some people are happy about it!!!!!!!!

  26. pheloniusphish says:

  27. pheloniusphish says:

  28. bookman11 says:

    Wyoming,

    Hang in there. Sucks taking the pay cut, props to you for your principles

    • wyoming85 says:

      I’m good!
      I wasn’t going to say anything. I’m actually happier not being in the white coller world anymore!

  29. pheloniusphish says:

  30. son of a son of a shula says:

  31. son of a son of a shula says:

    Wyo,
    🍻💪🐬

  32. pheloniusphish says:

    For the guitar enthusiast amongst us. Prince was one of the greatest musicians of our time.

  33. Randy says:

    Wyoming,
    More time to drink and listen to Bocephus! I was furloughed last year. I actually ended up enjoying the extra time away from my job. The lack of income sucked, but the extra time rocked.

  34. pheloniusphish says:

    Dr. Seuss Foundation announced they would no longer publish a handful of his books after a year of deliberation. People go crazy trying to buy them before they are no longer available. Dr. Seuss Foundation Makes some money. Until all the previously printed books are gone. That’s not good business. You are probably too young to remember Disney’s Song of the South. Full of moral messages but written and produced in 1946 when it was a different culture. Now deemed racist. As Bill Maher recently said, the woke left expects political correctness from primordial ooze.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      This was for Pigs.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Yeah people are rushing to buy the cat and the hat bc they don’t think they will he it later

      It’s 6 books of about 50 books that they decided not to publish

      The cat in the hat is not one of those books, but the cat in the hat is now the best selling book on Amazon

      They are creating a surge in their profit though this controversy.

      That is good business.

      The cat and the hat is their best selling book. They are going to increase their best sellers profits now and then continue to sell their best selling book later too

      • bookman11 says:

        I still don’t get the point. This is not about money to regular people, it is about people being woke all of a sudden because it is the “in” thing and then getting rid of books. What’s next, the Bible?

  35. pheloniusphish says:

    Ima go watch Coming to America 2 now.

  36. son of a son of a shula says:

    Remember the constant whispers before the Tunsil trade that he was in fact going to be traded? Everyone blew it off as nonsense at the time, well this Deshaun thing is shaping up the same way. The whispers are constant and that’s all I have to say about that.

  37. Randy says:

    Look, I like granny porn, but I know it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Last time I checked, nobody made anybody read Dr. Seuss books. If you don’t like them….don’t read them.

  38. New Age says:

    Piggy,

    I’m sure they will make some money and I’m sure that’s part of the marketing but it’s poor marketing. They are building a negative image of their company. If Seuss himself had done this, no one would have minded as much but these leeches are living off his work and dreams. I don’t care who it is, it’s distasteful and disrespectful to his memory. I don’t care if they said he wanted it. Obviously not true since he’s been dead for decades before this. Leave this man’s work alone, scum. Make your own mark.

    Cancel culture is real and it was the primary reason this occurred. The company could have just stated that they were reducing some of their books because of low sales, get ’em while you can! That would have worked, it always does. Books are sacred. They are knowledge. They should never be cancelled. It’s detrimental to society and a sign of social regression. People have to think a certain way or they are bad. It’s exactly what the Catholic Church did for centuries to maintain a monopoly on Jesus. Our version or no version folks! It was bad then, it’s bad today.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2020/06/11/merriam-webster-is-changing-the-definition-of-racism-to-reflect-systemic-oppression/?sh=26f54cd2400f

    Definition of racism changed in 2020. Why? To fit a narrative and to prevent future arguments against their version of the truth. Cancel culture is a cancer to our society. It is meant to reduce knowledge. It’s not a marketing gimmick, it’s the refuge of people who cannot argue their own opinions.

  39. The Flying Pig says:

    Guys, there is a fine line between recognizing a problem in the world around you and pumping your fists angrily at clouds in the sky

    It’s not too crazy to take a step back and look at what you are angry about

    I watched many of you in real time get mad at mr potato head. Only to learn later mr potato head didn’t actually do what everyone thought they would be doing. I’m not finding fault, bc I didn’t realize it either until recently.

    I actually believe in trans rights. I engage with other people that believe in them. I have represented trans people in discrimination suits. Mr Potato head has never come up…lol. No one was ever asking for it. I challenge you to do internet search and see if you can find something PRIOR to last week about mr potato head being insensitive. I tried and I can’t find a thing on it. There wasn’t a push to insist MAGNUM PI mustaches be removed from toys as far as I know. There wasn’t a mob demanding hasbro make the change it said it was going to make momentarily. They just randomly made an announcement the same week the equality act was being voted on only to pull back from it in the same day….wtf? That reeks of a publicity stunt. It’s a particularly egregious example

    These slippery slope arguments about what’s next or will we end up burning books like nazis – can’t happen if the first step to what’s next didn’t actually happen

    Like I said, mr potato head was especially egregious, whether it’s aunt Jemima or the Washington football team, I do recognize that there were sincere objections to those things, but the idea of theatrics is still applicable

    Does aunt Jemima need to make a public statement about hanging their name and logo, or can they just change their logo to “AJ” one day. I’m very skeptical about corporate statements that the corporation isn’t going to offend people any more. – Would you walk into a bar and announce ‘hey everyone, I’m not going to call you ugly anymore” or would you just stop calling people ugly. The redskins only took about 4 decades to stop being the redskins. If that was a reaction to woke culture mobs, it was the slowest moving reaction to a mob ever recorded….lol

    There is an entire industry dedicated to making money off these kind of culture wars. It generates money on both sides of the arguments. And it’s not just the businesses making these decisions. It’s the talking heads and politicians that tell you to get upset about it too.

    And I personally am not going to get my blood pressure worked up about culture wars when there are real world problems to deal with.

    I’m not going to become a Washington generals fan and get upset when the Harlem globetrotters beat them. If it’s a show, it’s not going to get under my skin.

    I’m not saying there is no such thing as cancel culture. I don’t like to see people get fired about things they say, for instance. But some of this stuff is really more spectacle than a reflection of what’s going on around us.

    • excellent post, maybe we can cancel culture Part time wilsons contract, the fins pay him 24 million dollars for 3 years of nothingburgers

      even cutting the slacker deadbeat part timer/no timer will cost the team over 2 million dead money.

      and he was Jarvis Landrys replacement? SMH

      that move was made years ago and still hurts the team , Landry helped his team go to the playoffs, Wilson did nothing but take the fins money for next to zero production, and we still have to pay for wilson ? wilson should pay the team and fans for defrauding them, lol

  40. the furor over DR seuss racist books no longer being published is laughable.

    the books were obsolete and offensive to many, the racists dont like it of course, because

    racists feel they should have the right to discriminate, and deny others rights, and have genocidal thoughts expressed in books and cartoons, statues, songs, etc, and the targets should just deal with it with no complaining, lol and smh\\

    remember when bugs bunny was murdering indians and singing one little two little three little injuns, while marking them on a board

    thats dehumanizing, and not needed in media or books

  41. The Lorax and the Grinch are still available, and those are Seuss best work IMO

    the Lorax was my favorite as a small child, and still is, lol but the Grinch that stole Christmas is the best christmas movie ever, lol

  42. Mike E. says:

    Racists . . . . It’s all interpretation. It’s racist if Dr. Seuss meant it to be racist. If not, then fucking leave it be. Find something else to fucking worry about. That’s the problem in a nutshell. The people for these type of things need to find more important things to focus on. Removing Aunt Jemima doesn’t help the cause against racism. Sorry, it just doesn’t. Saying that these Seuss books are racist is an oversensitive reaction to nothing. BTW – Ignorant statements saying that racists support Dr. Seuss and his racist feelings are laughable. Did you know Dr. Seuss? Do we know he had anything against black people or anyone else for that matter? NO, they just look at some drawings and make their own determinations, which is where the real danger comes in.

    • i dont believe Seuss was a racist, but there are some of his books that have racist drawing and offend minorities, so the publisher pulled them, as to not offend minorities

      most of these books havent been out in years anyway

      • Mike E. says:

        Awwww, people are offended . . . . That’s the fucking problem. Where do you draw the line? You can’t cancel everything that people are offended by, there won’t be much left because certain people are offended by anything and everything

      • so you are offended? you believe thats not ok? lol

        thats the entire point, its not ok because it offends people, and i didnt cancel it out, the publisher of the Seuss books decided that some of the works wont be published anymore
        whats the big deal? did you enjoy reading these books? i read different ones as a child, red fish blue fish, hop on pop, etc
        the ones that seuss no longer publish, can be watched on youtube for free, so its a TINY price to pay for us white oppressed victims, lol

  43. in the early 1800’s . minstrel shows were extremely popular, but none exist now

    times change, and advanced people change with it

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike

    ‘Removing Aunt Jemima doesn’t help the cause against racism’ is exactly my point
    I agree it doesn’t – but it helps them sell syrup

    That’s why I don’t get worked about these things

    • Mike E. says:

      I understand that viewpoint too Piggy, I do. There is an underlying reason besides profits, they’re trying to satisfy some people as well.

      • Mike E. says:

        I think a lot of it is that during the Trump Presidency, the opposing side made it seem as if the other half of the country that voted for Trump were racists, and this feeds into that thought process.

      • not all trump supporters were racists, but all racists were trump supporters

  45. i remember when some people said that blacks were not good or smart enough to be a head coach or a quarterback.

    they were wrong, and they hurt alot of people with their hate.
    now black QB and black HC have won some superbowls, the racists are always wrong

  46. Mike E. says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    March 6, 2021 at 10:11 am (Edit)
    not all trump supporters were racists, but all racists were trump supporters
    *********************************
    Once again, unbelievably ignorant . . . .

  47. Dan Marino, first round pick, 420 Touchdown hall of fame career, frequently mentioned as one of the greatest ever to play QB.

    Warren Moon, undrafted, won a bunch of grey cups before the NFL was even interested. he wasnt the right color for QB, they thought
    he finished with a total of 433 TD, 5 grey cup championships, 9 pro bowls, an NFL offensive player of the year, and the only player to be in both the American and Canadian hall of fame,
    is hardly mentioned, at all as one of the all time greats

    there wont be anymore Warren Moons, the NFL was wrong to be racist and has learned from their mistakes.

  48. bailbondmike says:

    Sorry that you feel guilty for your whiteness David.

  49. pheloniusphish says:

    David – Your simplistic understanding and interpretation of complex problems makes it impossible to discuss anything with you.

  50. some of the groups that worshipped Trump include the KKK, Charlottesville murderers, Proud Boys, white supremacists, capitol insurrectionists, quanon, and many more

    its obvious why the white supremacists and racists worship Trump, hes their leader of white privelege and will stop the browning of America with a wall

    of course, none of that worked out, it was a dumb plan to begin with

    • steveccnv says:

      Stop, just stop.

      We all used to be friends here, when someone was going thru a bad stretch others would pick them up.

      Seems many of us have fallen into the trap set by politicians to divide us

  51. pheloniusphish says:

    Piggy – I don’t disagree with your assessment of corporations using cancel culture to profit. I think what some of us trying to say, or at least me, is that the acceptance of cancel culture, a fringe created by the twitterverse, creates the environment that they can use to profit. Hyatt on the other hand told the twits whining about them hosting CPAC that they were inclusive of all political views being discussed.

  52. Steve, If You are genuine You would like to move on, and just get back to what we were before political division took the forefront, im game, I dont enjoy arguing with You, we have had some good convos in the past and will again.
    we DONT have to dwell on the past, we should move forward, good idea and Im game for it

  53. Krishna says:

    Thank god I survived the Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss era. Lmao!

    I tend to agree with a few points here.

    One, it’s fascism (although no one used that word) in the sense of corporate capitalistic control-thought greed and political persuasion.

    Two, this current societal environment is way to sensitive about children’s books and toys of the past. It’s the past.

    Have we learned anything? I thought it was cool to make Mr. Potato Head look like any character i could imagine. I also thought Dr Seuss books crossed color barriers and exposed diversity in rhyme and fun. Now, i know why i’m so fucked up! LMAO!

  54. a great idea for a discussion topic would be the Miami Dolphins, lol
    THAT is what brings us all together, Mike is the great writer and platform manager, and its great the Fins have such a diverse base across many states IMO
    and the super bowls will be coming , gotta keep the faith!

  55. im also happy there will be another season or two of Dexter, Americas favorite blood spatter analyst, lol
    i also didnt like how the last season ended with him dumping his sister in the ocean and driving into a hurricane, then ended up as a lumberjack in Oregon, SMH

  56. Randy says:

    How can you ever hear: “Stop that or you’ll put out an eye.” when all you ever do is hold a telephone? The good ole days rocked.

  57. New Age says:

    Piggy,

    I could care less about Mr. Potato Head and never mentioned it. I tried to order “My Favorite Seuss” which has a collection of 13 of his books. Three were BAD BOOKS, and ten were ‘those are acceptable’. I can’t order that book anymore on Amazon or Ebay. I’m having difficulty ordering that book ANYWHERE. Why? Cancel culture. As an older adult, I’m not allowed to read things that aren’t part of the Ministry’s program of reading. I can’t decide for myself or even get a collection with ten good books because they say so.

    On trans rights, since you mentioned them, I support any adult doing whatever they want to do as long as it doesn’t harm others. I don’t support biological males competing with women though. That’s cheating by any standard. I do not support child abuse though. Children do not have a fully developed mind and should not be allowed to make life altering decisions early. Neither should their parents in such instances. CPS goes after parents for far less in today’s USA. If you still think you are the opposite gender at age 18, do whatever. Let your parents save up for those expensive surgeries and hormones until then. I think any doctor that performs this should have their license revoked and the child should be allowed to sue anyone related to this (including their terrible parents) until they die. It’s a lifelong option to sue people for specific acts of abuse and harm.

    We can talk about bigger issues in life but I haven’t seen any Democrat politician help people with these issues. Name an issue, and I’ll show where they either did nothing, or their decisions led to worse results. Anything at all. Repubs aren’t good for that either but they have more non-interventionists in their ranks.

  58. CavalierKong says:

    Holy shit, I can’t believe what I’m reading. Another season of Dexter? Halle-fucking-lujah! They have the opportunity to fix the current God-awful ending to the series.

    • Mike E. says:

      From what my wifey told me, they’re basically just doing a redo on the last season, which as we all know ended poorly.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Unfortunately unless they make Debra somehow less dead than she currently is, they won’t be able to fix that particular element. I absolutely hated the way they treated her character.

        But if they can come up with a more satisfying ending for Dexter himself, that will go a long way.

      • i was thinking of that also, who is going to be in the Dexter show besides him? lol he pretty much killed everyone off

        maybe they could bring back quinn or masuka, but the main characters are gone

  59. stangerx says:

    I’m sure there are more but this is one of the Dr. Seuss depictions that has been pointed too as racist. It’s one part of a much larger full-page cartoon.

    • Mike E. says:

      Oh the horror!!!

      • stangerx says:

        Guess it could be seen as an ancient stereotype. An Asian in a white lab coat might work better these days. ..lol

        Had an Asian person handy to assess. No big deal to her, but then she’s hard to offend about such.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        And the line is, “A Chinese man that eats with sticks.” Horrifying.

  60. CavalierKong says:

    RIP Tony Hendra. He died in a bizarre gardening accident. Authorities said… best leave it… unsolved.

    • Tony Hendra, the British humorist and National Lampoon alumnus who played the blundering This Is Spinal Tap band manager responsible for delivering both the tiny Stonehenge and one of the film’s greatest sight gags, died Thursday of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Yonkers, NY. He was 79.

      Hendra’s wife Carla confirmed his death to The New York Times. The actor first was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in 2019.

  61. stangerx says:

    Before known as — Arrowhead Stadium
    Now known as — GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
    GEHA = Government Employees Health Association (a medical insurance company).
    Price — wasn’t in the article I hit

  62. mf13ss says:

    Finally, some analysts are talking about what I’ve been talking about for some time: how will those prospects who opted out be viewed come Draft Day?

    Todd McShay and Scott Van Pelt…

    • stangerx says:

      Thanks for the good vid. Sure would prefer to take Smith at #8 instead of #3. And yeah that opt out is an interesting dynamic. Chase wasn’t shy about it — he flat out just said can do this and will take the year getting ready for the draft. But am sure injury concerns were part of it.

      • mf13ss says:

        No problem, Stanger. I felt is was interesting… and that somebody actually addressed the issue I’ve brought up many times here before.

  63. dolphins will trade down, because the number 3 spot will go to a team that wants one of the top 4 QBs

    we could trade with the panthers and get their number 8 pick for a non quarterback impact player, possibly one of the top two WR in the draft.

    this would cost the Panthers their next nears number one, and a extra pick this year as well, maybe a 2 or 3

    • mf13ss says:

      Not necessarily, David… though I’ve been predicting the same as you for a while now. IF we value Penei or Parsons, we’d likely lose them in a tradedown scenario, contingent to how far we trade down and if the compensation is worth it.

      Nothing is absolute, it’s always fluid.

      • mf13ss says:

        Oh yeah, I failed to mention that this is why Draft boards came into creation. If so-and-so is gone, do we freak out on the spot, or do we follow our board? NOTHING is clear cut.

      • mf13ss says:

        And even Draft boards can be amiss for the unexpected. Say the Patsies* trade all the way up for… let’s say Trevor Lawrence (highly unlikely). Do we need to account for that, being we’ll be playing him twice a year for perhaps the next decade?

        Everything is fluid, such is life.

  64. stangerx says:

    Heard about pansexuals but never heard a doc explain what it is before. Apparently means you are into more than just men and women. I get the transgender part, but who else identifies “outside of the gender binary of man or woman”? We talking the pick up line is “Hey I’m Rover a neutered dog.”
    —————————————-
    “Bisexuality as a term has experienced criticism for adhering to a binary system of gender, a.k.a. ‘I’m attracted to men and women,’ even though this strict definition of bisexuality doesn’t fit many bisexual-identified folks,” says Rena McDaniel, who has a master’s degree in counseling with a specialty in gender and sexual identity.

    Pansexuality, on the other hand, is seen as “more inclusive” of people who are transgender or identify outside of the gender binary of man or woman, she says.

  65. stangerx says:

    Comments on the massive salary cap reduction that hits on March 17th. Lot of vets will be up for grabs.
    ————
    “It’s going to be a massacre next week all around the league.”
    — a current head coach.

    “it will be a bloodbath around the league”
    — John Clayton

    • bookman11 says:

      John Clayton is still a source? Haven’t heard from him in awhile.

      • mf13ss says:

        Same here, Bookman. It’s been a very long time since I’ve even heard his name.

      • stangerx says:

        Clayton was to the writer of the article took this from at least. He left ESPN 4 years ago and is still active on radio…. doesn’t mean he is dead.

      • bookman11 says:

        Lol, I kind of thought he was!

    • mf13ss says:

      Stanger, I’m not trying to undermine the greater point, and Clayton IS right. It’s just that it’s been a while since I’ve heard his name or even a report from him. Thought he may have retired.

  66. Tim Knight says:

    It’s should be an interesting offseason. Glad we have the draft capital we have. 🙂

  67. mf13ss says:

    Bookman, being you are of the north mid-section of the country, have you ever been a fan of The Time or Prince?

    • mf13ss says:

      I love this song by The Time (Morris Day), but it’s time signature throws me off, BIG TIME! Still, I love it!

  68. Tim Knight says:

    I heard Von Miller could be a cap casualty as well. He would fit our system as an edge rusher.

    • mf13ss says:

      Last I heard regarding Von Miller, he’s going to be re-signed by the Broncos, they really want him back.

      • mf13ss says:

        I mean, TBD, but that’s the latest I heard.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I was just going by a report my friend told me about when we were discussing the same thing about cap casualties. A lot of teams are going to have very different looks this year both with coaches and personnel.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Too old

      • mf13ss says:

        ^
        We’re trying to maintain a young stable of players in this rebuild. I don’t think Von Miller fits the bill, plus he’s coming off a major injury.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I hear ya, but it’s about adding good players that are the right fit. He’ll only be 32 this month. We don’t want a team filled with 30+ players but one here and there I don’t see as not possible. You don’t want an overly young team either. That’s why the KVN release was kind of surprising. We’ll see. I’m excited to see what our 2021 roster will look like.

    • Tim Knight says:

      His late injury last year is a concern. That’s why the Broncos might move on because they’re revamping too. I’m just sharing some ideas. I’m not saying we must target Von Miller. LOL

      • mf13ss says:

        It’s all good, man! Nobody is trying to paint you into a corner or anything like that. And I was just sharing the latest I’d heard from Broncos’ camp… that they really want him back. Like I always say… we’ll see what happens.

      • mf13ss says:

        OR… time shall reveal.

  69. bookman11 says:

    M
    I like Prince, but my only exposure to The Time is from Purple Rain. I like that music though

    • mf13ss says:

      That’s cool! I’m an old school music junkie, and have always liked The Time, Morris Day, and Prince. My favorites of them all are Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who went onto the SOS Band and eventually as Janet Jackson’s exclusive producers.

      That music is nice!

      • mf13ss says:

        Prince was the one who FIRED Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, after they didn’t make it to the studio during a huge snowstorm.

        JJ and TL then joined the SOS Band… and the rest is history!

  70. words to the wise, if invited to these guys house for dinner, SKIP the mashed potatoes, lol

    no telling where they came from, and what they have been used for

  71. MF i agree with you that nothing is set in stone.
    but there are some things that most agree on, the first 4 or 5 selections will likely be a QB.

    i figure the real value of that pick is to somehow get an extra first round pick next year by trading it down with someone in need of a QB/

    Im getting spoiled having multiple first round picks, lol would love to see it again for 2022

  72. one of the best guitarist of all time, top 5 for sure, Jimi Hendrix

  73. classic song, lol everyone has copied this one

  74. mf13ss says:

    David, citing somebody like Chuck Berry — who was UNIVERSALLY accepted by everyone — doesn’t count. That’s like saying, ‘yeah, I liked that ******, even though he was black’.

    You want to be MODERN, right? Cite me somebody in recent years… not somebody from over half a century ago, brah.

  75. MF, not really into the new music, it just doesnt sound good, lol
    im fine with movies or classic rock, blues, funk, and if in the mood something different like Jazz or Disco

  76. MF, i have smoked Cardi B brand CBD, is that progressive enough? lol

    it didnt taste like wet ass pussy though

  77. mf13ss says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:27 pm
    i do like wet ass pussy, but not the song, lol

    cardi b is hot, but the vulger and repititive lyrics dont work for Me
    ———————-
    Don’t you feel as though we’re getting worse as a society? The songs you cite (which I LOVE!) was from a generation (or more) ago. But today’s music (for example: WAP) is ridiculous! How does that stand — as ‘Song of the Year’ — compared to some of the great music you’ve posted above, Brah?

    I mean, c’mon! What’s going on with this shit!

  78. the 60s and 70s eras had the best music, and musicians imo

  79. MF, the next time You are diving into some wet ass pussy, will You be singing that song? lol

    • mf13ss says:

      NO! I’m a gentleman, and I find that song to be degrading to true ladies, in all honesty.

      I’m not even trying to be ‘offended’ like the cancel culture that is, but dammit, WTF is going on in this country?

      • mf13ss says:

        ‘WAP’ wins song of the year, while Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, and MORE important things are being attacked?

        Now they’re going after my guy Pepe Le Pew! When will the nonsense stop?!!

      • to be honest, that song is every bit as offensive as dr seuss or anything else

        imagine if we had preteen daughters, SMH its really vulger and low class IMO

        trashy

  80. Tim Knight says:

    Even with a young team there are always the Fred Dean’s, Kevin Greene’s, Trace Armstrong’s and Von Miller’s. Just saying. 😉

  81. MF< the reason that wet ass pussy wont be banned is, its making tons of money, the seuss publishers have like 70 other books to make money on, and wont miss a few old ones that werent in circulation anymore anyway

    if wet ass pussy was not making money, it might be possible to pressure the record company , but song of the year is Millions in the bank

  82. mf13ss says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm
    to be honest, that song is every bit as offensive as dr seuss or anything else

    imagine if we had preteen daughters, SMH its really vulger and low class IMO

    trashy
    ————–
    Then WHY did it take you so many years to FINALLY trash Dr. Seuss? Aren’t you like 40 years behind the time? Why didn’t y’all do it THEN, when it came out?

    And WHY, only NOW, are y’all trashing Pepe Le Pew?

    Brah, this is just WEIRD. Nitpicking on things that are over 50 years old? Yeah, y’all even tried to cancel “The Duke” just last year.

    We can go WAY BACK, and cancel humanity altogether.

    • im not progressive or part of what culture it sounds like You think i am, lol

      i have always said im an independent, but i do agree with alot of progressive ideas.
      these seuss books were SO old, they were banned Before i went to elementary school, which was along time ago, lol
      i didnt know they even existed, i was reading the Lorax, the Grinch, Hop on Pop, those old original seuss books had already been removed, back in the 60’s
      so of course i dont miss what i never knew existed.
      i dont know anything about canceling duke or the pig, i havent kept up with those subjects

      btw, i dont cancel anything, lol but im not gonna freak out over the seuss publishers decision, it doesnt effect Me

    • mf13ss says:

      ANY and ALL of our ancestors were slaves, at some point in time… that’s just how humanity works. Beware of the NEW recogning… it’ll be even worse than what it is now.

  83. Tim Knight says:

    I’ll just say there is a lot of hypocrisy in the world and everyone is responsible.

  84. mf13ss says:

    Alright, I’m done with my non-football thoughts.

  85. the stock market is the greatest humbler of all time, sometimes your on the mountain, and sometimes in the valley, and the valley is extremely painful, lol

    the key is knowing what to do in either situation,,,and being able to handle things so they dont handle You

  86. thursday afternoon i was down over $20 K on the week and was ready to break something, lol

    but i figured i might not be able to afford to replace whatever i broke, so i took a deep breath and started buying the shit out of everything that was down, it was scary, market looked like it broke support and more losses were coming., but the candles looked good, and so did the prices

    but i kept my calm, cost averaged, again and again, SMH, and cashed out some nice gains friday afternoon
    a friend once told me , dont let the highs get ya too high, and dont let the lows get ya too low, and i wont forget that, lol

  87. bookman11 says:

    Nobody cares

  88. the markets are extremely volatile worldwide, investors are scared of higher interest rates

    but the corrections always lead to bull runs, everytime

  89. News that jobs growth was stronger than expected fed fears that the U.S. economy might actually bounce back too strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic. That could create inflationary pressures that in turn might destroy the underpinnings of the stock market’s bullish advance.

    However with an improved economy in 2021, the markets will advance as well

  90. bookman11 says:

    David, nobody on here cares about your stock market strategy. People who insist on talking about how they make I’ve it a remoney are either lying or are so egotistical, one might make a comparison to Trump. Maybe that is you, an egotistical megalomaniac like him. Why the need to update us on the money you “allegedly” make? Give it a rest and stick to your stories of pet cows and such

    • debbie downer much? you seem to always be in a foul mood, i havent done anything to You

      i dont usually ask permission about subjects with you, and dont agree with Your opinions, You are insulting , argumentative, and demeaning, for no reason that im aware of

      i wont get into political discussion with You either

  91. bookman11 says:

    Yeah, we met in person, so what? Walker was there too, what does any of that matter? On the blog here, it is hard to follow most of what you are rambling about. You can’t seem to grasp any line of thinking or reason. I am sorry I engaged in conversation with you. I will not make that mistake again.

  92. pheloniusphish says:

    I love this board.

  93. CavalierKong says:

  94. Rule changes
    An overtime proposal is a “spot-and-choose” rule that would keep the coin toss from having such an impact in OT. Under this proposal, one team would choose the yard line where the OT drive starts and the other team would choose whether they want to play offense or defense. For instance, if the Chiefs and Buccaneers were playing in overtime and the Chiefs won the coin toss, they would pick any yard line on the field. If they picked the 10-yard line (90 yards away from the end zone), the Buccaneers would get to choose whether they wanted to play offense or defense.
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
    wow, this is one of the rules to scratch your head over. Im guessing if teams had to choose a yard line, while the other team chooses offense or defense, then the choice of yard line should always be midfield, the 50 yard line

    a team could pick one yard line, and the other team says, we will play offense for that one yard, thanks, so I cant see this playing out differently smh

    also for onside kicks, the idea of a 4th and 15 play is being voted on also

    onside kicks are so rarely converted that something should be done, but i was thinking shrinking the recovery area down to 5 yards, versus 10 would do it

    • steveccnv says:

      Pick and choose favors the better team, so I don’t like it.

      If you choose to spot the ball on the 50, for sure the other team takes the ball every time, so you have to choose a spot as far back as possible where you still feel comfortable getting the ball.

      That’s real original Ravens. I can name that tune in 3 notes

  95. Rockphin says:

    The only reason the front office released KVN is because his hand jewel started flashing red/black.

  96. Phindog says:

    Too funny, last nights spud pics of Phelon’s dicktater and Stanger’s Tatertwat. 😆🐕

  97. days64 says:

    Smiles…

    It just hit me, the reason I find this site so appealing. You all remind me so much of my family. And just as it is on these pages, seldom is there a concerted agreement amongst us. So as a family when loss, or suffering hits one, we all hurt.

    Wyo, you will find better days ahead, God Bless.

    Thank you Mike for the good work you do here.

    And may everyone here find something everyday that makes them smile a little inside.
    Thats what you all as a clan give me.

    So thanks to All, again!

    Go Fins!

    • steveccnv says:

      I think we’ve lost that lovin feelinv…

    • stangerx says:

      That was very kind of you days — and one kooky screwed up family we are. Least no one has threatened to beat someone else up at the next Fest in a couple years. 🙂

  98. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – Sorry man, I hadn’t seen your post up top about losing your job and taking a pay cut with the new job. Thank Days for bringing that up. My best to you brother, hang in there man. Sorry you have to go through that. Hoping for a turnaround for you, if you want one that is.

  99. Mike E. says:

    Days – Thanks for the great post. Thanks also for sticking with us. The truth is we are a community here, a very diverse community at that, and you couldn’t be more right that many of don’t see eye to eye on many topics. For example, some people here still think this is year 3 of the rebuild when it’s only year 2. Some people think we can slice and dice this team and give up all our draft capital and trade away all our best players as long we get Deshaun Watson. Who cares if we have a worse team than the Texans do? And then there’s politics, where at least we all feel exactly the same. Phew, at least we have that, right? 😛

  100. New Age says:

    This offseason has already been wild and amazing. Fitz is now supposedly leaning towards retirement and he had a job waiting for him somewhere before Watson, Stafford, and all the other QB drama. Imagine having so many options but suddenly they are almost non-existent before FA even hits.

    We really should sell that in a way. Miami is such a wonderful destination, you’d rather retire than leave.

  101. manitobafinfan says:

    Gotta love Porntatoes

  102. wyoming85 says:

    • mf13ss says:

      ^
      Tua has the “Eye of the Tiger”.

    • bookman11 says:

      I don’t think the organization will ever have to worry about his work ethic, or personal ethics, and that fits right in with this regime, imho.
      I believe he has “it”, now surround him with weapons and he WILL lead.

      • mf13ss says:

        100% agreed, Mr. Bookman.

      • stangerx says:

        I’m not as sold as you guys. And I watched last season too. My big problem was little connected deep…. and I mean over 15 yards. Putting it down to a rook needing growth, but thought journeyman Fitz just as good overall. Do think based on last year and how he was set up at Bama that he needs those speedster guys who get separation. Not so much a tight window dude.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Totally agreed and if we were to move on from him I think we’ll regret it.

        People forget he had to rehab most of last offseason coming off of the hip injury. Now he can train like everyone else this offseason. Big difference. He also has an NFL season under his belt. I expect a much better Tua in 2021. And he wasn’t bad in 2020, he just hit some rookie bumps in the road.

        People talk about Burrow and Herbert’s numbers but their teams were not in a playoff race, we were. So there was no reason to pull them when they did struggle. Coach Flo was trying to make the playoffs so if he thought Fitz could come in and help get the win he did it. Different scenarios but most people just focus on stats.

  103. mf13ss says:

    I just saw a mock draft where the Bills took Najee Harris @ R1P30. WOW, that would suck for us. IMO, the Bills would have the Jim Kelly- Thurman Thomas- Andre Reed trifecta reborn as Josh Allen- Najee Harris- Stefon Diggs.

    Scary to think about…

    • mf13ss says:

      And no, I’m not about playing Tic-Tac-Toe with other teams, just to block what they could get. But IMO, I’m beginning to think that Najee should be our R1P18 selection.

      That dude can catch like a WR, he can run wild, he’s sizable to be a decent blocker with more training/technique at the pro level, and he’s an Offensive weapon.

      Did anybody forget that he’s got ultimate chemistry with one Tua? LOL
      I want Najee on our team!

      • bookman11 says:

        I agree

      • stangerx says:

        Like all I hear about Najee and is a need. Lot of mocks have him lower than #18, but wouldn’t cry a river if we took him there at all. Now our first pick in the 2nd or even trading into the late first….would do the happy dance.

    • bookman11 says:

      We have 2 picks, right now before that, so hopefully we can match that with WR and RB.

  104. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    March 7, 2021 at 4:54 pm
    I’m not as sold as you guys. And I watched last season too. My big problem was little connected deep…. and I mean over 15 yards. Putting it down to a rook needing growth, but thought journeyman Fitz just as good overall. Do think based on last year and how he was set up at Bama that he needs those speedster guys who get separation. Not so much a tight window dude.
    ———————
    Tua was less than a year removed from a potential career-ending injury when he started for us last year. Then you have the pandemic, where he didn’t even get a true offseason… he was just trying to recover from his gruesome injury, for one.

    I think/hope that all of that had a lot to do with his Tua’s lack of success as our starter last year. I mean, he didn’t even have the time to develop chemistry with his receivers last years… not to mention his O-Line, 3 of which were rookies, too.

    I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m making excuses for Tua, but I feel it should be a ‘mulligan’ for him, honestly. But I can say, he was 6-3 (quoting from memory) as our starter.

    • mf13ss says:

      Geez, my typos above are pizzing me off! LOL
      But you get the message, I hope.

    • mf13ss says:

      But let it be known… as I read the tea leafs, I’m thinking we’re going to trade for Deshaun Watson. I’m sharply AGAINST doing as much, but I see it happening.

    • stangerx says:

      You bring up great reasons why Tua will do better, but he hasn’t yet. And how can we know he will until he does? Last year saw a game manager out there. A good one but you get the idea.

      • mf13ss says:

        And YOU bring up great reasons as to why we might not yet trust him. It’s a gamble, bud. Do you believe Tua can become the same guy we saw at Alabama (prior to his significant injury?), or do we go with a sure thing in Watson?

        MUCH is at stake, here.

        I’d rather continue rebuilding with our massive draft capital, than to part with most of it for Watson.

      • stangerx says:

        I’d go with Watson if the price was right, but don’t think it will be. So heck yeah am rooting for Tua to show it.

    • Tim Knight says:

      You reiterated what I said just up the page. 🙂

  105. Tim Knight says:

    Najee is like a TE as a receiver. He’s as big as many LBs and bigger than safeties. I think he’s going to be a big time pro. I have no problem taking him at #18. Tua also hit him on some great pass plays at Alabama so there is a connection there.

  106. Tim Knight says:

    Just wanted to post this to show how even though some musical artists were known for a certain type of music doesn’t mean they can’t tap into other types of music that they love. This is really good. Star Child from KISS. 🙂

  107. if we want Najee Harris, WE will likely have to take him before the steelers pick. i cant see the steelers passing on him

  108. Mike E. says:

    The disrespect Tua gets from our fanbase is crazy. One guy responded to Tua’s tweet with “How about unleashing multiple 60 yard bombs instead of dinking of dunking”. Do they have any recollection who was on our roster at the end of the season? Sometimes I hate our fans, they have no patience and behave like spoiled little brats.

    • Mike E. says:

      DeVante Parker playing at about 30-50%, Lynn Bowden Jr., a rookie in his own right who just got to the team Week 6, Isaiah Ford who was cut twice by us and the Patriots and Mack Hollins. Who was he throwing 60 yard bombs to? We weren’t going to beat them in a shootout, and that’s what that game quickly became when we couldn’t stop them in the 2nd QTR.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Tua hit Grant, Gesicki, Parker and Williams right on the mark down the field multiple times that weren’t caught. I mean right on their hands. Were some defended well? Yes! But that’s all the QB can do is get it there. I have no issues with Tua’s arm strength and accuracy. How many times did we see a receiver “wide open” and he missed? I don’t remember that ever happening.

    • stangerx says:

      Life of an NFL QB on social media. Am sure Tom Brady gets death threats.

  109. bookman11 says:

    We have a young and talented OL, can’t we just let these guys develop and add weapons? If Tua has time, a good play action game with a talented RB and WRs we should be set. He is a winner, let’s roll with him!

    • Mike E. says:

      YES!!!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I know lot of people argue that a dominant OL will make everyone else look better

      But that relationship is reciprocal

      Having skill players make plays makes everyone’s job easier

      I think this is the off-season for that improvement at skill player
      I would be surprised if 2 of our first 3 picks are not skill players

  110. i agree with ya Mike that patience is in short supply
    i know its been a really tough offseason for Tua to have to listen to all the BS that fans spew, and it wouldnt surprise Me if it motivates him more.
    i wouldnt even consider giving up until after his rookie contract expires, if a QB has not done anything in 4 years , then he is undeserving of a big raise, and time to move on with someone else at that time

  111. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – I’m not concerned about Tua dealing with the social media nonsense, I’m just saying it drives me crazy the lack of respect and patience I see from our fans. I don’t know why fans expect QB’s to be great right out of the gate. It happens occasionally, but it’s no indication of what happens season 2 or beyond. Some guys that started off good go into the tank, and some of the great ones just always play well. Some QB’s play in better situations than others too.

    • stangerx says:

      Just saying don’t let it drive you crazy. And guess I am less on the Tua will be great side than others. Willing to wait though… unless we get say Watson or Wilson behind center. Then I’ll hope for that guy to burn it up.

  112. olddolphan says:

    MIKE E.; NO LACK OF RESPECT for Tua from me. I’m content to NOT enter the Watson Derby. Instead, I want to focus on IMPROVING THE TEAM AROUND TUA so that he can blossom into the player we all want him to be. WATSON had a great year, but his team sucked. If we give up too much to get him, Watson will have the “honor” of playing for ANOTHER team with major short comings.
    —————————-
    TODAY IS HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA!! And what a day it has been!!!
    The Lightning started out sleep walking against an improved Black Hawks team. By early in the second period, the Bolts were behind 3-0 and looked horrible doing it. Then a Chicago player cheap-shotted a Bolts’ player and was thrown out of the GAME!!!
    ——————-
    That cheap shot ignited the sleeping giant! By the end of that period Tampa Bay had rallied to take a 4-3 lead!! And, just to rub Chicago’s nose in it, the Lightning added 2 more third period goals to win going away 6-3. It’s the FIRST TIME I can remember a team being down 3-0 and coming back to DOUBLE THE SCORE on their opponent!
    ——————-
    ANOTHER DAY of outrageously good weather! Highs in the low 70’s after a sunrise temperature of 55!! We’ve over 4 months of mostly sensational weather. And there’s more coming later this week.
    We’re so fortunate to live in Florida.

    HAPPY HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA TO ALL OF YOU!

    • stangerx says:

      OD — if Watson comes up for action…. I would tell the Texans “here is our first and final bid.” Probably wouldn’t be the winner but why not?

      • bookman11 says:

        Stanger, because he is a me first guy and that seems to go against what this regime desires in their players

      • stangerx says:

        That is a reason not to put in a bid. I go with the Top 5 QB thing on the other side. But good arguments either way.

  113. Tim Knight says:

    Somehow my discussion of Tua has not gotten any attention. I must be a patience brigade homer. LOL

    • Mike E. says:

      I guess I am too then

    • stangerx says:

      Seems I am the only one saying “let’s wait and see” about Tua. Everybody else is right with you…. so what is there for them to talk to you about?

      • Tim Knight says:

        You always have to say wait and see with rookies, especially QBs. Let’s not act like Tua was Rosen. 😉

        My point is I was saying the same stuff everyone else was saying but nobody replied to me. I was hurt very badly. 😉

  114. the best way for Tua to quiet his critics is have a pro bowl season and take the Dolphins to the Super bowl, lol
    Im not betting against Tua, Hes too much of a fighter to not conquer this, and i believe He will be the franchise QB that we want

    • Tim Knight says:

      I agree.

    • mf13ss says:

      One problem here, David… IF we trade for Deshaun Watson, Tua will not have been given the chance to do what you say.

      • that is correct MF

        I do like Watson, but I feel We have a Watson in the making thats already here, or maybe a Wilson, lol
        i dont want to compare the two , without considering We already have Tua, and could trade down to get all kinds of playmakers and finish building the team.

        if the Fins had an awesome team, and only needed a QB to complete it, then Yes, I would thing He would be the answer, that certainly isnt US

        we all understand this team rebuild is not complete yet, and this years draft and FA is crucial for that goal to be met. a trade for Watson would eat up an enormous amount of draft capital, so the team would not improve immediately, even though the salary cap would go through the roof, damaging the other avenue of the rebuild, FA

        its not in the fins best interest to trade for Watson IMO

  115. Krishna says:

    We are not trading for Deshaun Watson and i really have no idea how it makes sense. I really don’t. Help me.

  116. Krishna says:

    If our team was a QB short ala Chad Pennington then maybe we look. With so many holes/upgrades needed, invested with a promising (not close to sure fire) QB, and lots more talent needed, we need to knock it out of the park this year.

    Last year helped. This year we need more. A lousy 2 cent opinion…lol.

  117. lets not forget how fortunate and difficult it was to get Tua, to just toss that away is foolish

    the fins had to tank for a year and stockpile draft picks for the future, tank was completed, draft pick acquired, Tua selected, check on all
    but the next phase for all that , was to USE those draft picks to finish the rebuild, well, here we are, what to do? stick to the plan, use the picks to finish the rebuild

    trading for Watson was never part of the long term plan and goals

  118. Krishna says:

    You did. Guess i’m too focused on the bs.

  119. olddolphan says:

    YOUNG STANGER: Rather than offer Houston an ultra low-ball offer, I’d prefer to play the hand we decided to play. FLORES decided TUA was the way to go. NOW let’s give TUA a fighting chance to prove he WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE. Give Tua a really top-notch wide receiver. Give Tua a really good running back. Give Tua a certain-to-be-needed at some point REALLY GOOD O-Lineman in addition to the starting 5. And give the Fins’ defense 2-3 more impact players with their remaining draft picks this year and next year.

    If we do that, the Fins, with just a bit of good fortune, will improve on their 10-6 record of last year and make the playoffs. The following season (2022), our goal is the Super Bowl.

    Stripping us of many of our draft picks (and, maybe, Tua, too) will leave us back where we were when we had Marino. Potentially, Watson’s an All-Pro QB for many years. But he WON’T bring us another title because the rest of our team WON’T BE GOOD ENOUGH!!
    ———————–
    HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA brought us an unexpected delight: New Jersey’s 1-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins!!! To a Lightning fan, that’s big. It’s kinda like the Fins beating the Jets when the Jets were heavily favored!
    ———————-
    DID MY PATRIOTIC THING and got my tax return done today. I ended up owing $78!! – – – I’ll take it out of the $1400 check when it gets here!

    The Old Dolfan is OUT.

    • stangerx says:

      I would trade Tua for Watson straight up, but might just be me. And yeah would take more than just that but figure there is a price we’d be willing to pay. Doubt it brings Watson to us but don’t see the harm in putting that out. Fully expect Tua to be our QB next year.

    • Krishna says:

      The old fuckers need to stick together. Agree with everything you said until you got into hockey shit. Lmao.

  120. Tim Knight says:

    Watson has won what?

  121. Mike E. says:

    Why is it also so hard to just stay with a plan? Why must we veer off just because a QB became disgruntled in his current situation. I’m sure this plan has been a few years in the making and we finally had a solid winning season. Why flush it down the toilet just because of 1 player who hasn’t won anything yet? Yes, he’s played better than our current QB but our current QB may be much better next season and so can the rest of the team with the free agency and all our draft capital. Stay the course, and full speed ahead!

    • Tim Knight says:

      ^

    • agreed Mike, the plan was good, and so far so good with it, the best course is to finish what we planned.
      the fins are in great shape, a young franchise QB in the fold already, an improving defense, all we need is to finish the plan, by bringing in needed players with all that draft capitol We traded for

      we got lucky the texans sucked last year, that number 3 pick is looking awesome, and its so valuable that we could trade it down and get even more picks.

  122. Tua won more games last year than Watson , if We are using the games won measure

    obviously We cant use that, Texans will not give us Watson for Tua, plus a bunch of picks

  123. watson contract has him making 15 million this season, and 40 million next season, SMH

    that 40 million wont work, Watson isnt so great he can do everything by himself, look at last year,
    He did NOT do it all by himself

  124. pheloniusphish says:

    Interesting

    “This is the kind of pre-draft season it’s been: There’s a first-round pass-rush prospect from the University of Miami named Gregory Rousseau. High school wideout/safety. College history, checkered. Year one: Played a few snaps as a freshman, got hurt, redshirted. Year two: ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year with 15.5 sacks. Year three: Opted out because of COVID concerns. Basically, four months of college game experience. No NFL Scouting Combine to probe him physically and mentally. No in-person visits with teams; Zoom meetings only. Rousseau is 20 years old.”

  125. pheloniusphish says:

    More

    “Best position in the draft: Wide receiver (again). In the last two drafts, teams have picked a total of 30 wideouts in the first three rounds. This year, Jeremiah has 19 receivers with grades in the top three rounds. When you see the recent draft depth of the position—third-round wideouts from the last three years: Terry McLaurin, Michael Gallup, Tre’Quan Smith, Diontae Johnson—I begin to think NFL teams should start treating the receiver position like running backs. Don’t waste a high pick on one; you can get a good one in the seventies, eighties, nineties overall.

    “It’s almost the same every year now, Jeremiah said. “Last year, I had a record number of guys with top-three-round grades [27]. Not as much this year, but so many good options in the second, third, fourth rounds.” Most draft boards will have LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase and Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle among the top 12 picks. Kadarius Toney of Florida is Jeremiah’s fourth first-round wideout, but his favorite wideout at a bargain price (mid-round two) is Mississippi’s Elijah Moore: “There were games that nobody could cover him.””

    • steveccnv says:

      All the more reason to trade down. Why draft Chase or Smith at 3, when you could have one of the top 3 or Pitts at 6, 8 or 9, plus a 1st next year and another 2nd this year?

      If we get another 2nd, that may also slide a DE up to us at 36, then someone like Williams could be had with the extra extra 2nd

  126. bailbondmike says:

    That is correct! Someone posted the highlights on Elijah Moore not long ago. I like him a lot. He would be a very good slot WR for us. Their are about 9 others I like in the 2-4 round range:
    Dyami Brown
    D’Wayne Eskridge
    Tylan Wallace
    Amari Rodgers
    Dazz Newsome
    Ihmir Smith-Marsette
    Whop Philyor
    Anthony Schwartz
    Marquez Stevenson

  127. New Age says:

    Phelon,

    I agree you can get a great WR later but, thankfully for them, they still impact the game so much more than RBs, and last so much longer too. Having that one amazing WR has helped turn average guys like Dalton and Ryan into playoff contenders

  128. bailbondmike says:

    Don’t know who this guy is but I would take his first two rounds. Not sure about him not addressing pass rush.

    https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/miami-dolphins-7-round-2021-nfl-mock-draft-march

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Chase and Williams would make me happy

    • steveccnv says:

      I like the 1st 3 picks along, but don’t know anything about the rest.

      This guy picking makes it sound like the end all be all of drafts, so he fits right in with the rest of the U75s

  129. bailbondmike says:

    Here is a huge RB no one has talked about. Rhamondre Stevenson from Oklahoma. He is a 6’0 246 pound load. Could get him late or UDFA.

  130. The Flying Pig says:

    Your daily dose

  131. steveccnv says:

    Mike E. says:
    March 7, 2021 at 10:02 pm
    Why is it also so hard to just stay with a plan?

    That’s how business works. You have to keep evaluating and changing. What was good yesterday may not be good today, but I don’t want any part of Watson.

    He’s the kind of QB, that will drive you nuts with his potential, then not deliver

    • Mike E. says:

      You keep evaluating, but making a move to acquire Watson totally blows up any previous plan you had and necessitates a brand new one. We’re talking two different things here.

  132. steveccnv says:

    Lots of people are high on our draft prospects, because of the extra high picks, so why not trade down and get a few more?

    Flores has shown what he can do with the young guys, because of his bark.

    When was the last time we had an intimidating coach, besides maybe Saban? Shula, that’s right, he scared the piss out of the players to keep them motivated

  133. bailbondmike says:

    Not trying to get political so no need to respond in that way. This dude just cracks me up.

  134. steveccnv says:

    We’ve heard, what about the players that opted out due to covid, but what about the players that played and had breakout years?

    Devonta Smith, Mac Jones, and Zach Wilson come to mind. Are these types of guys really that good. BYU played a div2 type schedule, so that had more to do with Wilson’s inflated numbers, than anything else. Alabama was well prepared, so that helped, but they really weren’t challenged much

  135. Rockphin says:

    If you do away with the human race then you will have no more racism. LOL

  136. steveccnv says:

    Fansided has moved Parsons back in at 3 in their recent mock.

    With all the legit options at 3 why stay there?

    We could take Chase, Smith, Parsons, Penei, or Pitts at 3 and be happy, but wouldn’t you rather be more than happy🤪

  137. steveccnv says:

    In 2016 we drafted Tunsil and Howard. Hard to believe we could draft 2 better players this year, altjough it does give Merit to staying at 3 or keep the perpetual pick for Tunsil alive by getting a 2022 1st

  138. steveccnv says:

    The implication certainly seemed to be Van Noy wondering how it was that New Orleans was able to keep both players while the Dolphins weren’t able to do the same with him.

    Well, the Dolphins’ decision obviously speaks to how they viewed Van Noy compared to how the Saints viewed their two players. It’s also fair to mention that Jordan is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and Davis was an All-Pro in 2019. Van Noy, while being a solid player, has never earned any postseason accolade in seven NFL seasons.

    A little evidence to show KVN wasn’t a cap casualty

  139. Rhino says:

    Remember when …

    – starting a rookie QB “too soon” was considered reckless, not just by the teams but also by most fans.

    But now …

    – rookie QBs are starting to be ‘flash-evaluated’ on first year results.

    I don’t think football philosophy has changed as much as the pressure from ‘immediate gratification’ fan bases. That’s all I have for today. 😀

    • Mike E. says:

      Agreed! I don’t either

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s easier to start as a rookie today, than it was back in the 80s or even 90s, because you can’t hit the QB, you can’t hit the receivers, they call D holding now, and you have more running QBs, that can get by with their feet, instead of taking the time to learn how to read a D.

      • stangerx says:

        Imagine what Marino would have done with the new flag football rules in the secondary. He shredded the league in his first years without them.

  140. stangerx says:

    “Whispers suggest mutual interest between Jones and the Dolphins, with Miami looming as one of the few teams with ample cap space. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed had their moments, but Jones would add a big-play, tackle-shedding star behind second-year passer Tua Tagovailoa. The question is whether Miami’s inventive, forward-thinking front office believes in paying a running back (basically the least-coolest concept in today’s NFL) over grabbing help in the draft.”
    — Marc Sessler, NFL.com

    • Mike E. says:

      You can make the argument they have struck out equally as well in free agency (Jordan Howard) as they have in the draft (Kalen Ballage). They did hit with Gaskin in RD 7 and did OK with undrafted FA’s like Ahmed.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Like I’ve said before I’m just going to roll with what we do because I have nothing to do it with anyway. LOL

      I just want to see us become a contender however we put it together.

      • stangerx says:

        None of us have anything to do with it…. but sure is nice to say you called it right afterwards. And Aaron Jones is a stud. Also think would be well matched with our O. But then there is the price.

      • Tim Knight says:

        If Jones produces then the price doesn’t matter. The guy surely earned it.

  141. Mike E. says:

    Steve – It’s easier to start as a rookie and it’s even easier to start for a team with a great offense. Mahomes didn’t start right away, but when he did, he had a full complement of offensive weapons. That doesn’t hurt . . .

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s almost how I think of Zach Wilson playing that div2 schedule last year. Not sure he’s the real deal, he looked bad in 2019

  142. Mike E. says:

    We haven’t spent a 1st RD pick on a RB since Ronnie Brown, Of course there was DT3 in RD 2. Ugh!

  143. pheloniusphish says:

    Some good Mt. Kindley stuff

  144. bookman11 says:

    I would rather spend the money on the GB Center than the GB RB

  145. Krishna says:

    Do what you want with 3 but best be right.

    Najee at 18 is better than Jones, imo, and stays the course. I’m not sure I would swing at anyone else.

  146. stangerx says:

    According to Barry Jackson, “If Watson becomes available, the Dolphins plan to pursue it.”

    • Mike E. says:

      Of course . . .

      CHRIS GRIER: Hey so what are you looking for, what will it take to get Deshaun?
      TEXANS: Both 2021 1st RD picks, your 2022 1st RD pick, 2023 1st RD pick, Xavien Howard
      CHRIS GRIER: OK, thanks for the info, GOOD LUCK!!!

      • stangerx says:

        Would be way too much for sure. But our first 2 picks this year with maybe one of the 2nds thrown in…. different story.

  147. bookman11 says:

    Mike, I would too, but we won’t have any draft capital left after trading for Watson…..lol, just kidding.

    • Mike E. says:

      Well, that would be totally true if we did, and we certainly couldn’t sign either GB guy if we did that.

  148. mf13ss says:

    • mf13ss says:

      • mf13ss says:

        ——————–
        $75M in year one?!! WOW!!!

  149. mf13ss says:

  150. mf13ss says:

  151. CavalierKong says:

    Stang, of course the Fins will pursue Watson. Just because fans are clueless doesn’t mean our FO is. It’ll come down to what it costs. The Fins will have a certain price they won’t go over, and when it hits that price, we’ll bow out. If Watson does become available, I think the number of teams after him will force us out early because we won’t give up five 1st rd picks and Howard for him, lol.

  152. mf13ss says:

  153. The Flying Pig says:

    We swapped our 2021 7th rounder for the Titans 2022 7th rounder for Wilson
    Dude is just a year removed from being an first round offensive tackle
    The Titans really wanted to get rid of him
    What a horrible pick for them

    • CavalierKong says:

      He only played 4 snaps last year- 3 victory formations and an extra point, lol. Obviously he has talent to go in rd 1, but must have had a number of issues to not get any real snaps.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Doesn’t cost us anything to give him a shot. In the past, we’d see the Pets make this move, and be pissed knowing they got a 1st rd talent for nothing, and he’d suddenly be a stud. Hopefully we can say the same.

  154. The Flying Pig says:

  155. The Flying Pig says:

    Worth the risk as far as I am concerned

    2nd chance

  156. mf13ss says:

    So for whatever it may be worth, we now have 4 (FOUR!) 2020 1st rounders on our roster. That’s pretty crazy when ya think about it… and we still have more than a month to go before the next Draft.

    • mf13ss says:

      And after this year’s Draft (as it currently stands, we may trade down), we’ll have added two more 1st rounders. Can any team in history say they’ve had SIX first-round picks within a 1-year span? I highly doubt it.

  157. former first round pick tackle? wow, he must have really sucked up the joint in Tennessee

    the fact he got so few snaps means the coaches didnt want him on the field, he must have been in the coaches dog house because of his partying.

    im encouraged that Flo knows the guy and wants to give him a chance, if this works out, its like getting a high draft pick talent for next to nothing.

    low risk, high reward possible, good move

  158. Rockphin says:

    hmmmmmmm

    won’t let me post links to Twitter post. Must be in moderation. Oh well, you guys saw it already if you read the link Phelon posted.

    Cool tweet about him becoming the favorite lineman to watch.

  159. Wilson also attended Georgia with Dolphins guard Solomon Kindley.

  160. The first incident came when Tennessee State police broke up an off-campus party that Wilson had attended during training camp. In their report, the police documented that Wilson went to the second-floor balcony, where he appeared to briefly consider jumping. He received a trespass warning.

    The second incident occurred when Wilson was arrested and charged with a DUI in September when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete wall.

  161. Wilson played at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, where Dolphins coach Brian Flores attended high school.

  162. mf13ss says:

    If we’re not going to re-sign Mongo’s nephew (Ted Karras), then sign Corey Linsley (Center, Packers), and our O-Line is going to be ‘NICETY’.

    AFTERWHICH, there’s no reason to sign a vet RB to BIG $$$. Just draft Najee Harris and watch us win games.

  163. wilson is HUGE< 6'7' 355 pounds

    his scouting report says he can dominate at run blocking, and strong on pass protection,

    he was projected to be a day one starter as a rookie at RT, and future pro bowler

  164. Ken says:

    Does the Wilson trade make a Sewell pick less likely?

  165. New Age says:

    I can’t believe Jerry paid that much right after Dak tore up his ankle. I can’t believe he’s actually a smart businessman in other venues. Wilson was a great deal! We switch 7ths for obvious talent. If he doesn’t pan out, we really wasted nothing. He’s basically a free pick at that level of compensation. I’d also rather use #18 on Najee than pay a lot of money for someone else’s used RB.

    Watson…Just Say No!

  166. i doubt Wilson can keep 355-360 on in Miami. he will likely trim down to 340 or so, working out in the heat will take some of that off, lol

    this could be an answer at RT, if Flo can keep him focused on football instead of drinking and partying

  167. Rockphin says:

    I love the trade. Hopefully Kindley can have a good influence on him and help him assimilate into the “Dolphin way” being former team mates.

    Push a 7th round pick to next year for a first round talent? Winning.

  168. Ken says:

    The only thing is Sewell is such a highly regarded talent and Wilson is something of a flyer. I think this means we were never going to take Sewell

  169. Kindley and Wilson blocked for Deandre Swift, who had 2885 rushing yards, 666 receiving , and 25 Touchdowns

  170. this clears the way to get some WR and RB early

    Jamar Chase, Waddle , or Smith at WR, and Harris or Etiennne at rb

  171. son of a son of a shula says:

    The Deshaun deal will happen on draft night if it happens at all. If we make a selection at 3 it ain’t happening. If we trade back and get a future first that’s when it might happen. We trade back to 6 or 8 and give the Texans 8,18 that newly acquired’22 first and Tua.
    They get 3 firsts and Tua and it only cost us 2 really. Maybe some other picks are thrown in there as well.
    I don’t see X as being part of this deal, it’s not necessary. Why would Houston want to pay one of the highest CB salaries during a rebuild?

  172. The Flying Pig says:

    3: R1 P3 WR Ja’Marr Chase – LSU
    18: R1 P18 DL Christian Barmore – Alabama
    36: R2 P4 RB Najee Harris – Alabama
    50: R2 P18 LB Zaven Collins – Tulsa
    81: R3 P17 EDGE Quincy Roche – Miami
    123: R4 P18 S James Wiggins – Cincinnati
    202: R6 P16 C Trey Hill – Georgia
    256: R7 P30 WR Trevon Grimes – Florida

  173. Tim Knight says:

    I tried posting about the Wilson trade for the last hour but it wouldn’t go through for some reason. Taking a chance on a questionable player and a 1st round pick last year on the cheap. The Pats do this all the time.

  174. steveccnv says:

    mf13ss says:
    March 8, 2021 at 8:20 pm
    And after this year’s Draft (as it currently stands, we may trade down), we’ll have added two more 1st rounders. Can any team in history say they’ve had SIX first-round picks within a 1-year span? I highly doubt it.

    No, but in Shula’s last year we had lots of former 1st rounders

  175. steveccnv says:

    I liked Wilson a lot coming out of last year’s draft. Flores for sure can handle him, but he has to want to still play football.

    Can’t hurt to take a look

  176. steveccnv says:

    Wilson needs some work, but we really have a year to evaluate him, since the OL is set, except C.

    We likely won’t resign Flowers after 2022, so that gives us last year’s 4 rookies, if Wilson makes it. Imagine 4/5 of line hitting FA at the same time.

    We could have 2 of them on 5th years though

    • mf13ss says:

      I wonder if Flowers may be the next to be cut. With the salary cap not expanding this year — and some say it won’t next year, either — perhaps he’s the next to be cut.

      Lots of talk about players will be needing to find a new home, and for cheap as a result. We’ll see…

  177. maybe Flo will run some short yardage plays for Wilson, it would be tough to stop a guy that weighs over 350. the modern day refrigerator

  178. Mike E. says:

    We’re probably just taking a flyer on Wilson. I can’t remember who we signed last year or the year before but we all started penciling that guy into the lineup and then we released that player shortly after. It’s certainly worth taking a shot, and maybe he sticks, but we do tend to get a little ahead of ourselves here. lol

  179. bailbondmike says:

    We actually didn’t give up anything for Wilson since we got a Titan’s 2022 7th round pick in the deal also.

    • ocalarob says:

      7th rnd pick in this years draft is worth more than a 7th in next years. so we did give up a little.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        A 7th in 2021 is usually worth a 6th in 2022 as I remember

        But we got a 7th in 2022 plus a former 1st round OT

        I suspect Tennessee was going to waive him bc that’s very little compensation

  180. ocalarob says:

    to bad we didnt send Tua to the titans and swap 7th rnders!

  181. The Flying Pig says:

    With the exception of the remote chance we were looking at Sewell before the trade, any OT we took would probably have been day 3 type anyway. In other words a flyer.

    We just are gambling on a guy with bigger upside but an incredibly horrific start to his career

    You can’t make up how bad his start was with the Titans. From 1st round pick to 2 criminal incidents….yikes. Let’s hope it’s behind him. Not sure how some one can go from a major program like Georgia to the Tasmanian devil overnight – would be nice to know if there was some history at GA when he was there

  182. The Flying Pig says:

    Congrats on the cowboys on solidifying 8-8 fir the next few years

  183. The Flying Pig says:

    Lmao at the jests franchising Marcus Maybe

  184. bailbondmike says:

    Prediction, If the 49er’s make a move on a QB, Jimmy G will end up in NE. Heard rumblings that they may trade for Darnold or sign the likes of Bridgewater or Newton. They could also sign Fitz and draft a rookie like we did. Going to get real interesting with the QB situation in this league. NE will always be in a win mow mode as long as Belicheat is there and he is still chasing Shula’s record. Will take him to long with a rookie unless they draft Mac Jones.

    • he is a dominant run blocker, the Fins have not run the ball enough

      its great to kick the tires and see if this big guy can help the team,
      the seventh round swaps are miniscule compensation for a former first round pick

    • steveccnv says:

      Sounds like he was always going to be a work in progress, and the Titans didn’t progress him, then he probably got frustrated and had off field issues.

      No preseason last year for a guy like him, just made things worse. Titans drafted him too early, but for his potential.

      He’s now got a strike, but since he’s still a work in progress nothing really has changed, from a year ago, except maybe his maturity level

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Right – I got the sense that he played on the other side of a blue chip Ot in college, was very impressive to scouts, but needed time to develop

        And then the Titans didn’t want to give him the time they original thought they would give him bc of the off the field stuff

      • steveccnv says:

        Part of my point was it was a bad project year

      • steveccnv says:

        Some people are self motivated, those that aren’t weren’t given a fair chance last year. Easy to see, by what was written about Wilson, that he fits this scenario.

        When you see his picture without pads, he’s not a Doughboy, for being such a large man. Quite impressive

  185. bailbondmike says:

    i think Fitz is done, he will retire IMO
    ———————————————
    https://www.nfl.com/news/ryan-fitzpatrick-intends-to-play-in-2021-despite-retirement-rumblings

    • steveccnv says:

      He mentioned his kids and wife in one of the articles, talking about a family decision.

      So I tend to agree, once you start talking retirement, you’re basically retired.

      This way he can go out after a good year and can still walk

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Long live the beard

  186. steveccnv says:

    What I think should happen and what will happen is we trade down, get a 2021 2nd and a 2022 1st.

    With the 5 picks in the first 2 rounds I want WR, LB, RB, DE, S. Order doesn’t really matter though I’d prefer the order above switching maybe DE with RB depending on who is still on the board.

    Chase, Smith, Waddle

    Parsons, Owusu, Collins

    DE haven’t checked yet on the prospects

    Najee, Etienne, Williams, Carter

    S no idea who is out there

    Someone here can probably fill in the DEs and S, but getting these top 5 wants filled with those above will make us a contender

    • stangerx says:

      I’m all for trading down/forward and that 2021 2nd and a 2022 1st is what the value would be for #18. For #3 is even more, especially if a QB bidding war breaks out.

      • steveccnv says:

        I set it low, because getting those picks are good enough and because we could be trading with Atlanta too, where the comp will be lower

  187. Rockphin says:

    TEAM PICKS
    10: R1 P10 WR DeVonta Smith – Alabama
    18: R1 P18 LB Zaven Collins – Tulsa
    36: R2 P4 DL Gregory Rousseau – Miami
    50: R2 P18 WR Rashod Bateman – Minnesota
    81: R3 P17 C Josh Myers – Ohio State
    99: R3 P35 RB Michael Carter – North Carolina
    123: R4 P18 S Andre Cisco – Syracuse
    154: R5 P9 EDGE Quincy Roche – Miami
    202: R6 P16 FB Ben Mason – Michigan
    TRADES
    Trade Partner: Dallas Cowboys
    Sent:
    Round 1 Pick 3
    Received:
    Round 1 Pick 10
    Future Round 1 Pick
    Round 3 Pick 35
    Round 5 Pick 9

    I felt Meh after this one for some reason.

  188. Rockphin says:

    I take Ben Mason from Michigan in the 6th round EVERY mock. He is a baller.

  189. D says:

    Wilson was a really good pickup. With coach Flo I think he can get him motivated and if he can’t, that’s not an expensive investment with very high returns if things go well.

    • stangerx says:

      Falls in the “worth a shot” category. Big fall from last year’s first round though. Assuming the reasons include what they saw on the field. Not like he shot someone.

    • steveccnv says:

      Well D, good to hear, you should know, if anyone does here, so I’ll put a little more stock into your opinion on Wilson

  190. Mike E. says:

    Steve – As a matter of fact he was. We ate the peanuts from the can

  191. steveccnv says:

    After KVN the only other cuts I see are tit for tat ones like McCain or Rowe. I only see them cutting them, if they’re going to replace them with another safety.

    Wilson we’d only save 2.85m, so what’s the point?

    Grant would save 2.9m

  192. Rockphin says:

    I present to you for your ridicule my

    “Hey guys, has anyone seen my phone? No, really I am sure there are teams trying to call for trades. This isn’t funny! Where the F is my Freakin phone!?” no trades mock draft:

    TEAM PICKS
    3: R1 P3 WR Ja’Marr Chase – LSU
    18: R1 P18 EDGE Kwity Paye – Michigan
    36: R2 P4 RB Travis Etienne – Clemson
    50: R2 P18 LB Zaven Collins – Tulsa
    81: R3 P17 C Josh Myers – Ohio State
    123: R4 P18 S Marcus Murphy – Mississippi State
    202: R6 P16 FB Ben Mason – Michigan

  193. Rockphin says:

    I think I should have taken Rousseau over Kwity Paye (he was still on the board). I don’t like taking a guy with “Quit” in his name.

    Dey turn off my lectric cause I kwity paye.

  194. ocalarob says:

    David C (@DolphinsSB52) says:
    March 9, 2021 at 8:10 am
    good thing You arent the FO< lol thats a seriously bad deal
    __________________________________________________

    i think you're right for once David, if the Titans were stupid enough to take that deal i doubt they would ever consider trading with us again.

  195. ocalarob says:

    I heard Rousseau is the most likely to Bust in the 1st rnd

  196. stangerx says:

    We not only traded for Wilson, his contract was also part of the deal. No problem at all so long as he is on the active roster….. even if he doesn’t start.
    ——————————
    2021: $1,135,836
    2022: $1,661,672
    2023: $2,187,508

    Of those salary cap hits, Wilson’s 2021 & 2022 salaries are fully guaranteed. $1.09M of his 2023 salary is also guaranteed; meaning Miami is on the hook for a grand total of $5,384,606 in salary over the next three years (with just under $4M of that as guaranteed money.

    • steveccnv says:

      As it always is, but I look at it as a positive. Those numbers are low, but only if he makes it thru camp

      • stangerx says:

        He doesn’t make it through camp costs us that $4 mil, which ain’t all that cheap. But my guess is since they are paying all guaranteed for 2 years that he is gonna have to do something real horrendous to get cut. Even if he is on the practice squad and they are begging that someone grabs him.

  197. The Flying Pig says:

    Your daily dose

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