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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
      Comments 286 Comments
      1. Hayden Fox's Avatar
        Hayden Fox -
        I like the move. Here is my rationale:

        1. It is for a late round pick AT BEST. It has to be conditional. The Ravens might have cut him in time anyways.
        2. All this McKinnie vs. Clabo talk...B Mac is at LT and Clabo as at an "easier RT"...yet Clabo is "grading out" worse.
        3. McKinnie holds down LT, Martin flips to RT and maybe the line is a bit better in pass pro.
        4. McKinnie's level goes up and down. I think he plays hard the remainder of the year. He will not play like a dog in South Florida.
      1. Pumpkinhead19's Avatar
        Pumpkinhead19 -
        I honestly feel like our O-line should be McKinnie---Incognito---Pouncey----Garner----Martin
      1. thechild2's Avatar
        thechild2 -
        Mckennie to LT Martin back to Rt
      1. SpurzN703's Avatar
        SpurzN703 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton23 View Post
        @AdamHBeasley 1m
        FYI, Bryant McKinnie is the 65th tackle in the league, according to @pff. Tyson Clabo is 66th.


        So we're moving up. Yes!
      1. dnespins's Avatar
        dnespins -
        i feel embarrassed for this organization today. such a desperate move for another team's clabo. everyone is mocking the move. wow.
      1. FinsFan74's Avatar
        FinsFan74 -
        I heard Tannehill mention that he needed a half second longer to throw, well maybe we just got back .25 of that half, any other brain busting trades we could possibly make before the stroke of midnight?
      1. dolfan91's Avatar
        dolfan91 -
        I hope this is nothing more than a 7th round pick. Both Clabo and Martin have been an embarrassment and a seriously negative mark against Ireland, Philbin and whoever thought against trading for Branden Albert for 2013, 3rd round pick which at the time Miami still had 2. The trade was still on the table even after Miami selected Jamar Taylor. KC and Andy Reid were desperate to trade Albert. In hindsight the lack of foresight by the F/O and Coaching Staff has turned this season into a possible nightmare. This is the main reason the team is imploding. Although I was unsure about Albert mainly because of his injury history, he was a huge upgrade over Martin who was a huge risk. Ireland may not be completely at fault here, I suspect the Coaching Staff played a part in the decision to move on without making that trade. All indications after the draft prove Miami figured they were going to roll with Martin at LT. Eric Winston should have been signed and NOT Clabo. Ireland Failed 2x's. Mckinnie IMO isn't going to be able to help right away. If this is for more than a 7th, I'll officially be on the Fire Ireland Bandwagon. I've help on my opinion of Ireland hoping and giving him chance after chance, but this OT situation and the Wheeler pick-up have really changed my mind!!!!
      1. Milk Man's Avatar
        Milk Man -
        I have no problem getting McKinnie as a stop gap LT but there are some issues that Mgt. should answer:

        1) Why wasn't this move made before the bye week - there would have been better options in game vs. Bills and even if McKinnie had not played he would have been familiar with plays and ready to play next week vs. NE. Can we really expect McKinnie to play this week vs. NE?
        2) McKinnie may be playing better than Clabo but is be playing better than Martin at LT?
        3) You're asking Martin to leave his comfort zone of LT (not great but has been steady) to play RT - essentially making two changes to the line at critical positions - LT & RT - is this smart?
        4) Would it not have made more sense with an internal move - Garner to LG and Jerry to RT?

        I don't usually second guess too much but these are obvious questions...but I'm sure we'll never get the answers!
      1. dolpns13's Avatar
        dolpns13 -
        This is the only way it works, however I would not be surprised to see the coaching staff have their weekly brain fart and put McKinney at RT.

        Quote Originally Posted by thechild2 View Post
        Mckennie to LT Martin back to Rt
        Also not sure why people are asking, why this move wasnt made during the bye week. Its plain as day that the coaches and FO wanted to give Clabo a chance. Its likely the team and Clabo had a meeting and in that meeting they told Clabo he was put on notice, and Clabo answered that he understands and will play better, and the coaching staff, as dumb as they have been all season, bought it. So two weeks and a loss later, they react.
      1. FinsFan74's Avatar
        FinsFan74 -
        Quote Originally Posted by dolpns13 View Post
        This is the only way it works, however I would not be surprised to see the coaching staff have their weekly brain fart and put McKinney at RT.
        Maybe they could switch jerseys and use the element of surprise against the Pats
      1. Phindog's Avatar
        Phindog -
        Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton23 View Post
        @AdamHBeasley 1m
        FYI, Bryant McKinnie is the 65th tackle in the league, according to @pff. Tyson Clabo is 66th.
        Cool we moved up a notch!
      1. dolpns13's Avatar
        dolpns13 -
        Quote Originally Posted by Milk Man View Post
        I have no problem getting McKinnie as a stop gap LT but there are some issues that Mgt. should answer:

        1) Why wasn't this move made before the bye week - there would have been better options in game vs. Bills and even if McKinnie had not played he would have been familiar with plays and ready to play next week vs. NE. Can we really expect McKinnie to play this week vs. NE?
        2) McKinnie may be playing better than Clabo but is be playing better than Martin at LT?
        3) You're asking Martin to leave his comfort zone of LT (not great but has been steady) to play RT - essentially making two changes to the line at critical positions - LT & RT - is this smart?
        4) Would it not have made more sense with an internal move - Garner to LG and Jerry to RT?

        I don't usually second guess too much but these are obvious questions...but I'm sure we'll never get the answers!
        I would have expected some type of change like this.
      1. Spesh's Avatar
        Spesh -


      1. dolpns13's Avatar
        dolpns13 -
        Quote Originally Posted by FinsFan74 View Post
        Maybe they could switch jerseys and use the element of surprise against the Pats
        Martin would only have to gain about 500 lbs and it could work
      1. phishinphin's Avatar
        phishinphin -
        Max Starks is a FA and is 3 years younger. Bring him in while were at it.
      1. Hayden Fox's Avatar
        Hayden Fox -
        Should have traded for Branden Albert in the spring.
      1. FinsFan74's Avatar
        FinsFan74 -
        What you all don't realize is this....apparently McKinnie has pull in the club scene, and he was brought in to ensure that Incognito doesn't get wrongly accused of punching anyone while partying. Instant upgrade in my opinion
      1. Hayden Fox's Avatar
        Hayden Fox -
        Maybe the move wakes up the line somewhat to play better.

        That is why Garner should have gone in earlier, but I digress.
      1. tay0365's Avatar
        tay0365 -
        Quote Originally Posted by DefensiveEnd76 View Post
        That would be like swapping dog doo doo for rat feces.
        You mean it will stink less...OK, I 'll take it.
      1. FrankP's Avatar
        FrankP -
        Man, this move reeks of desperate. He doesn't even seem like a 'fit' as a player/person with everything they've tried to do since Philbin too over...