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3rdandinches
01-19-2010, 06:05 PM
Re-sign

J.Ferguson NT - 1 more year rotating with Solai
N.Jones CB - low cost, real effective in Nickel and Dime packages
J.Taylor OLB - 1 more year to help transition our young OLB's
R.Brown RB - plays under 1 year deal (5mil option) and if he stays healthy he can earn himself a 3/4 year deal next year
D.Bess WR - should be wrapped up long term for a reasonable amount
A.Fasano TE
J.Haynos TE

Cut - A chance to correct past mistakes

R.Torbor ILB - too much money for a backup
A.Aoydele ILB - not effective enough to start and too expensive to sit
G.Wilson SS - Need I say anything!
W.Allen CB - 5.2mil to be a backup, no thanks Nate and Jason keep those duties and play special teams.
J.Porter OLB - due a 1.2 mil bonus with 3.6mil base salary, Wake needs to get the opportunity to start.

FA

K.Dansby ILB - Play making ILB that will help Crowder be the tackling machine he needs to be.

I really want to put A.Bryant on this list or even M.Floyd but I think the FO likes the direction our receivers are going. Turner will get thrown in the mix and the late rounds in the draft will let the FO try to uncover a diamond in the rough. This will be a sore spot for alot of fans because the issues we had last year but I think some of the issues we're more of a blip then the norm. Bess/ Fasano and Ginn bounce back to have big seasons.

Draft

With McClain and DEZ long gone and no one willing to trade back we take...

1. E.Thomas FS - This kicks our defense into high gear, no more easy throws down the deep middle!
2. B.Graham SOLB - Rotates with Taylor adding to the pass rush while being stout against the run.
3. M.Johnson ILB - Solid depth for ILB
4. T.Troup NT/ E.Udofia NT - Get the opportunity to learn for a year before needing to step up and become a part of the rotation next year.
6. A.Tracey OLB - 6'3 245 4.65/40. 4 year starter that might bump Anderson off the roster.
6. T.Price WR - 6'1 212 4.38/40. Needs time on the practise squad but a great athlete with eye popping measurables.
6. F.Barnes WR - 6'2 206 4.53/40. 155 receptions, 1770yds, 19tds...I think he knows how to catch the football!!!
7. K.Weston NT - Another project to sit and learn the pro game.
7. J.Williams OT - a star LT at Havard, very athletic. 6'5 295, needs to put on some weight but can learn on the practise squad.


P.Solai becomes the starting NT with Fergy rotating in, I would love to sign Hampton/Pickett/Wilfork but let's be realistic. The FO doesn't make the great big move and Solai has shown improvement every year.

Dansby is the one big splash we make, he was on our radar last year but Zona smartly franchised him. Zona has a tonne of FA's and might even have to look for a starting Qb aswell. Dansby allows Crowder to be the plug LB that he is and helps out a tonne in coverage. Of course there will be some other role playing additions in FA but probably very low key.

The cuts free up alot of money which we'll need when the cap does come back. This is a must because it may never happen again that you can errase some past mistakes with no penalty just a kick in the wallet. W.Allen is the hardest of the cuts but because of his injury we learned that the rookies are there to stay and J.Allen and N.Jones are effective in our packages.

E.Thomas FS could be alittle high for him but with the two studs gone and no one willing to trade up he becomes a great pick for us. A true FS that is a ballhawk, he could come in and play average and this is still 1000 times better then what we had last year. Thomas is a gifted Athlete and will provide our defense with a much needed threat in the secondary.

The biggest issue for a fans perspective will be the lack of WR attention. I would love to get A.Bryant and it could very well happen making this a great offseason but I wanted to keep it as realistic as possible. Turner may step in and become that missing ingredient after a full offseason training program. I love the potential of T.Price and F.Barnes, give them a couple of years on the practise squad and we could a pleasant surprise for our passing attack.

#1dolphinsfan
01-19-2010, 06:08 PM
we really need a WR before round 6 or in FA WR is a huge need

ColonelJ
01-19-2010, 06:26 PM
1. Brandon Graham WOLB - This kicks our defense into high gear
2. Eric Norwood SOLB/ILB - This kicks our defense into high gear
3. Kam Chancellor FS - no more passes down the middle
4. Nate Collins - Strong, athletic, and disruptive, but undersized NT
5. Dedrick Epps TE (trade two 6 to get here)

BobDole
01-19-2010, 06:32 PM
don't tell me udofia is already starting to move up the boards. FUGG.

i like it besides the fact that he have to have that #1 WR next year. not an option IMO.

3rdandinches
01-19-2010, 07:55 PM
don't tell me udofia is already starting to move up the boards. FUGG.

i like it besides the fact that he have to have that #1 WR next year. not an option IMO.


Okay, then I would suggest trading our 3rd and 6th to Zona for A.Boldin. I don't think the FO would give up any more then that.

j-off-her-doll
01-19-2010, 08:22 PM
If we could get Thomas, Graham, and Johnson in the 1st three rounds, it'd go a long way. I think the Thomas pick will have a lot to do with how Nolan evaluates Clemons (and Thomas). I'm kind of hoping we can grab Witherspoon in the 2nd, but if we can't, he might be worth taking at the 12-spot. I like him better than McClain.

Lots of questions to be answered.

3rdandinches
01-19-2010, 09:12 PM
If we could get Thomas, Graham, and Johnson in the 1st three rounds, it'd go a long way. I think the Thomas pick will have a lot to do with how Nolan evaluates Clemons (and Thomas). I'm kind of hoping we can grab Witherspoon in the 2nd, but if we can't, he might be worth taking at the 12-spot. I like him better than McClain.

Lots of questions to be answered.


Spoon in the 2nd incredible, I'd do that in a heart beat. Thomas to me makes alot of sense, shoring up the back end might be the biggest and best move we can make for our defense. It effects so much else, CB's, not allowing so many big plays and Bell can concentrate more on the run help instead of the pass game.

rev kev
01-19-2010, 09:21 PM
3rd keep it heavy-laden on the D - bro!!

3rdandinches
01-20-2010, 12:03 AM
It was hard to make those 6th rounders WR's but I guess there's two sides to the game, lol!

72champagne
01-20-2010, 02:03 AM
i think you got the current players about right and it's a good idea to bring experienced talent next to Crowder but i don't see us drafting the second best safety at 12. it's more likely to be a pass rusher if not McClain or a trade down. really, i don't care for anyone that much which we could likely get at 12. i'd trade that sucker in a heartbeat for a later first and an extra second.

3rdandinches
01-20-2010, 03:24 AM
i think you got the current players about right and it's a good idea to bring experienced talent next to Crowder but i don't see us drafting the second best safety at 12. it's more likely to be a pass rusher if not McClain or a trade down. really, i don't care for anyone that much which we could likely get at 12. i'd trade that sucker in a heartbeat for a later first and an extra second.

I agree with trading back, I'd do that the second McClain gets picked ahead of us. I still think there better value with Thomas at 12 then the OLB's/NT's or any other position available. We can't only go with BPA because then we're quite possibly drafting an OT then and that's just a waste of a draft pick as far as I'm concern. Unless of course the FO could flip VC for another 1st rounder and I can't see that happening so more then likely we're picking at 12.

Spiller could be the other option but I don't like that pick either. We need defensive help big time and Spiller represents a luxury pick I don't think we should make.

So for me it's McClain or Thomas and I'd be happy with either.

ZachThomas76
01-20-2010, 04:36 AM
Joey Haynos is godawfull. Why would you re-sign him?

3rdandinches
01-20-2010, 06:51 AM
Joey Haynos is godawfull. Why would you re-sign him?

Because he's a young kid learning the game and he'll be paid the minimum. Then if you draft one that is better they can fight it out at camp with Sperry. No loss whom ever gets cut, plus Haynos has upside. Why do you want to give up on a guy so quickly? What benefit do gain from letting him walk? If we sign a better TE later then so be it but personally I don't let cheap good young players go for no reason.

skipp2myloo13
01-20-2010, 10:34 AM
Yes! All around great. Thomas is an immediate starter. Will fix the FS and in turn the secondary. The backers are great selections. I love Taylor Price! most intriguing player for me. Freddy Barnes is also a great late flyer.

ZachThomas76
01-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Because he's a young kid learning the game and he'll be paid the minimum. Then if you draft one that is better they can fight it out at camp with Sperry. No loss whom ever gets cut, plus Haynos has upside. Why do you want to give up on a guy so quickly? What benefit do gain from letting him walk? If we sign a better TE later then so be it but personally I don't let cheap good young players go for no reason.

If I went in my backyard and caught a slug, put a teal jersey on it, you would have Joey Haynos. Not quite sure what you are seeing that makes him " a good young TE". Hes garbage IMO.