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    • Dolphins Trade for McKinnie

      Jay GlazerVerified account@JayGlazer3h
      The Miami Dolphins, who've been dealing w o-line trouble, have traded with the Ravens for Bryant McKinnie according to Ravens sources
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dolphins Trade for McKinnie started by RB23RW34 View original post
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      1. TheMageGandalf's Avatar
        TheMageGandalf -
        Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
        Cutting Clabo would be nothing more or less than a temper tantrum.
        Yeah as bad as he is, at least he's a body that knows the offense.

        He's here for the rest of the year as a backup in case of injury, nothing more.

        That being said....Watkins must be another stinker if the dude can't even be active when our Oline plays this bad and he's now been here for 1/2 the season.
      1. nick1's Avatar
        nick1 -
        at least they made a change. clabo was clearly an issue. but its a week too late, he can't play at New England now. garner must play next week I guess
      1. hooshoops's Avatar
        hooshoops -
        Quote Originally Posted by dolfan91 View Post
        What do you think of Scaffold from the Rams?
        hurt a lot...good scheme fit...kinda finesse...on a one year deal im interested but not with the mindset that he's the answer...he'd have to compete
      1. FINMAN13's Avatar
        FINMAN13 -
        I don't know what Miami can really do at this point. They let Jake walk and many teams would have done the same. It was a risk that did not pay off as it opened up more holes on the OL as Clabo has been getting killed and new LT Martin is not a starter.

        This is not Madden so you cannot just send out a few draft picks and get a stud OL. If I was the owner and was not sure that Ireland and staff have long term jobs I would not allow any early picks to be traded. No team is going to allow us to trade for a really good looking young player w/o overpaying.

        We are stuck and this new transaction is just a grasp at anything... Chances are the difference will be minimal on the field but take a worse effect in the confidence of the OL. I hope I am wrong and he plays well enough this year for us to move the OL around to get a better chance at 3 seconds of pocket time.
      1. greasyObnoxious's Avatar
        greasyObnoxious -
        Quote Originally Posted by TheMageGandalf View Post
        Yeah as bad as he is, at least he's a body that knows the offense.

        He's here for the rest of the year as a backup in case of injury, nothing more.

        That being said....Watkins must be another stinker if the dude can't even be active when our Oline plays this bad and he's now been here for 1/2 the season.
        body is exactly right. maybe someone should check his body temperature and pulse
      1. JCfinfan's Avatar
        JCfinfan -
        Foolish to cut Clabo, he is a vested Vet and his salary this year is guaranteed anyway. He knows the offense. Never know if we need him due to injury. Funny thing is the majority of posters were drooling all over Irelands nuts when he signed Clabo.
      1. J. David Wannyheimer's Avatar
        J. David Wannyheimer -
        LOL we gave them a 6th rounder?

        Ozzie Newsome really is the master.
      1. dolfan91's Avatar
        dolfan91 -
        One has to wonder how much the Coaching Staff's part in this debacle is?
      1. hooshoops's Avatar
        hooshoops -
        yeah a 6th rounder for mckinnie is the definition of desperate...

        ireland trying to save bacon
      1. dolpns13's Avatar
        dolpns13 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mudder1310 View Post
        There are 3 positives that come from acquiring McKinnie.

        1. He's from the U
        2. He's better than Clabo
        3. If nothing else he's a long time pro-bowler to mentor Martin and Thomas.

        There is distinct value in having an old dude who's been there before pull you aside and say "boy you are f'ing up. Here's how you fix it."
        The dude was elected to one pro bowl, that he didnt even play in because he was injured.
      1. AFCMiamiEast's Avatar
        AFCMiamiEast -
        How hilarious...we dump the 66th rated tackle...for the 65th. LOL. SMH.
      1. GEORGIA FIN's Avatar
        GEORGIA FIN -
        Conditional means: 7th Rounder if Tanny is killed this year, 6th Rounder if he finishes on the IR, 5th Rounder if he is still alive.
      1. JCfinfan's Avatar
        JCfinfan -
        Harbaugh said conditional. Maybe its a 6th if he gets a certain amount of snaps. If not a 7th. I guess we will have to wait and see.
      1. hooshoops's Avatar
        hooshoops -
        Quote Originally Posted by AFCMiamiEast View Post
        How hilarious...we dump the 66th rated tackle...for the 65th. LOL. SMH.
        crazy indeed...but if it works out they can have all the 6th rounders they want...i'm tired of my qb getting killed weekly...
      1. dolfan91's Avatar
        dolfan91 -
        Quote Originally Posted by J. David Wannyheimer View Post
        LOL we gave them a 6th rounder?

        Ozzie Newsome really is the master.
        This puts me on the Official Fire Ireland Band Wagon. I can't take this anymore. The guy just doesn't get it. I applaud him for surrounding Tanny with all the weapons, but forgets to get him protection help along the O-Line. This can't go un-punishable.
      1. ROADRUNNER's Avatar
        ROADRUNNER -
        Im not down with this, WTF are they thinking............
      1. ConvenientTruth's Avatar
        ConvenientTruth -
        Quote Originally Posted by greasyObnoxious View Post
        i don't think McKinnie is the mentor type
        I'm sure he's help mentor a few strippers through community college....
      1. J. David Wannyheimer's Avatar
        J. David Wannyheimer -
        Quote Originally Posted by ROADRUNNER View Post
        Im not down with this, WTF are they thinking............
        Option A: They are thinking that they know something we don't, and signing Bryant McKinnie -- while not a long term or even optimal fix -- will improve the Dolphins pass blocking and offer a bit of much needed relief to our QB, who is playing under extreme duress.

        Option B: They aren't. Thinking, that is.

        Sure hoping it's A, but fully expecting it to be B.
      1. AllFinsAllDay's Avatar
        AllFinsAllDay -
        Some of you guys can't make up your mind We picked up someone who we think will work it is better than doing nothing. If we did nothing than everybody would complain that we are just sticking with the status quo and everybody needs to be fired.

        Let stuff play out first before you fly off the handle.
      1. AFCMiamiEast's Avatar
        AFCMiamiEast -
        Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
        crazy indeed...but if it works out they can have all the 6th rounders they want...i'm tired of my qb getting killed weekly...
        I didn't know the trade value was that low, so I definitely agree with it due to the logic that pretty much any goddamned body is better than freaking Clabo, who has individually blown TWO games in a row for us.