Best Case Scenario For The 2013 Miami Dolphins?
We're coming off of a very competitive 7-9 under a rookie Head Coach and a rookie QB. We have a ton of resources to fill some of the holes we have. With that being said alot of people think that Miami is a team to watch heading into the upcoming season. If you were Jeff Ireland show me what your offseason would look like. Based off that let me know how you think this next season is going to play out.
We haven't done anything yet so I'm not going to assume we'll be much improved just because we have draft picks that can easily be wasted and money that can easily be mis-spent. What I want to see is a clear plan for the offseason to improve the team because I honestly think they didn't think things through last year.
There's money to spend. I think it could go something like this.
Wallace $11 million per year
Long $9 million per year
Hartline $6 million per year
Cook $5 million per year
Starks $8 million per year
Clemons $4 million per year
Cox $7 million per year
That's $50 million depending on how the contracts are written so it's in the neighborhood of what the team has.
Incognito (saves roughly $5 million)
Marshall (saves roughly $5 million)
1. Johnthan Banks CB - Banks and Cox a huge upgrade over Smith and Carroll
2. Kyle Long LG -- Perfect fit for this offense
2. Da'Rick Rogers - WR I doubt Miami takes the chance, but a real physical guy in the mold of Terrell Owens. Goodwin if Miami signs Jennings not Wallace.
3. Chase Thomas LB -- Versatile, instinctive linebacker with pass rush abilities
3. Paul Kruger DE -- Maybe the guy opposite Wake
4. Devin Taylor DE/LB-- I'm intrigued by his upside and a good coaching staff can work with his talents.
5. Marcus Lattimore RB-- Maybe he'll be like Frank Gore, who slipped to R3 for the 49ers due to injuries
7. Brad Sorenson QB -- Don't think Miami will be able to keep Matt Moore
7. Darius Slade CB -- A little slow, which drops him, but a playmaker
restructure Patterson to 2.25 million
cut Dan Carpenter - 2 million
TAG Randy Starks- 8.3 million
Pat Devlin 1 year 700K
Anthony Fasano 2 year 5 million
Chris Clemons 3 year 9 million
Tony McDaniel 2 year 3 million
Austin Spitler 1 year 900k
Tyron Culver 1 year 800k
WR Mike Wallace 5 year 60 million
WR Greg Jennings 3 year 30 million
CB Brent Grimes 1 year 4 million
1. LT Lane Johnson Oklahoma
2. DE Sam Montgomery LSU
2. WR Ryan Swope Texas A&M
3. G Brian Winters Kent State
3. LB Chase Thomas Stanford
4. RB Mike Gillislee Florida
5. FB Kyle Juszczyk Harvard
COMP PICK K Dustin Hopkins FSU
7. TE Michael Williams Alabama
7. WR Marcus Davis Virginia Tech
QB Tannehill- Devlin
RB Miller- Gillislee- Thomas
WR Jennings- Wallace- Swope- Bess- Binns- Matthews
TE Fasano- Clay- Egnew- Williams
Utility OL Jerry
LE Odrick OR Montgomery
DT Starks- Randall
NT Solaia- McDaniel
RE Wake- Vernon
SLB Thomas OR Misi
MLB Dansby- Spitler
WLB Burnett- Kaddu
CB Grimes- Marshall- Patteson- Carroll- Wilson
FS Clemons- Culver
SS Jones- Culver
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Michael Egnew... he will be the seam threat we need, Fasano H-back... read my thread about Egnew if you think he should be cut!
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13-3.... potential SB appearance in the weak AFC... gap between us and NE and DEN is closed with my proposed (yet very realistic) offseason. depends what other teams do tho ya know?