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    too much money

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    Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor ($9.47 million) and kicker Olindo Mare ($2.32 million) were the NFL's highest-paid players at their respective positions in 2006. Zach Thomas ($7.29 million) ranked second among linebackers behind Baltimore's Ray Lewis ($8.43 million).

    This is outrageous. Olindo Mare needs to take a significant pay cut, or get cut. Not even close to being an elite kicker anymore, let alone the best in the league. He is good at touchbacks, but much of that could be attributed to the soft balls he is kicking in the warmer weather. This is an extremely poor use of salary cap space.

    Jason Taylor is the defensive player of the year, so he can have his money. I have a small issue with having a 34 year old ILB making that much money though. History has proven that aging veterans who get paid too much are bound to hurt you eventually. Thomas needs to take a few million off that #.
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    When you can actually name an alternative to mare I think everyone would be happy to listen, but all the cut Mare threads are getting old. Noone ever has a name. What do want to do draft Crosby with our second round pick?
    I don't. Zach and Jason aren't just perennial pro bowlers, they're sure to be hall of famers; their checks are going to be huge.
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    Yeah JT and zach both deserve there money they been consistent over a long period of time and are our two best players. With the whole mare thing if we cut him how much cap hit we are going to take because it probally isnt worth cutting him if we have to pay most of his salary anyways and who knows he might regain his form this year and if we pay most of his salary then it isnt worth it. I still think he can be a very productive kicker.
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    I have a small issue with having a 34 year old ILB making that much money though. History has proven that aging veterans who get paid too much are bound to hurt you eventually. Thomas needs to take a few million off that #.
    you take issue with a guy who consistently leads the league in tackles, is a perrenial pro-bowler, has been nothing but a class act since he came into the nfl, will retire a dolphin and have that phins jersey on WHEN he makes it into the hall of fame being paid he certainly isnt overpaid.

    mare however......
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    That is the downfall of free agency. To keep good players on your team, you have to pay them, sometimes a bit more than their worth. Also, the way teams backload contracts to save cap room really makes it hard to keep players through the end of their contracts.

    Its unfair that to not get cut, Zack will have to offer to just take less money than the team legally promised they would give him. He has never given less than 100 percent.

    There needs to be a special rule that allows long time players to stay with their teams at the ends of their carrears without screwing the cap. That way you don't have the Junior Seau, Jerry Rice junk w/ them switching teams for a year or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cigar View Post
    Top dollar

    Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor ($9.47 million) and kicker Olindo Mare ($2.32 million) were the NFL's highest-paid players at their respective positions in 2006. Zach Thomas ($7.29 million) ranked second among linebackers behind Baltimore's Ray Lewis ($8.43 million).

    This is outrageous. Olindo Mare needs to take a significant pay cut, or get cut. Not even close to being an elite kicker anymore, let alone the best in the league. He is good at touchbacks, but much of that could be attributed to the soft balls he is kicking in the warmer weather. This is an extremely poor use of salary cap space.

    Jason Taylor is the defensive player of the year, so he can have his money. I have a small issue with having a 34 year old ILB making that much money though. History has proven that aging veterans who get paid too much are bound to hurt you eventually. Thomas needs to take a few million off that #.
    Disagree with the Zach comment, the guy is totally reliable every season and always at the top of the league in tackles. Everytime people start talking that he is getting old (blah, blah, blah) I just look at his production and leadership in the team. When you start seeing a decline in that area then talk to me about reducing what he makes. Zach is a beast, he deserves everything he gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cigar View Post
    Top dollar

    Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor ($9.47 million) and kicker Olindo Mare ($2.32 million) were the NFL's highest-paid players at their respective positions in 2006. Zach Thomas ($7.29 million) ranked second among linebackers behind Baltimore's Ray Lewis ($8.43 million).

    This is outrageous. Olindo Mare needs to take a significant pay cut, or get cut. Not even close to being an elite kicker anymore, let alone the best in the league. He is good at touchbacks, but much of that could be attributed to the soft balls he is kicking in the warmer weather. This is an extremely poor use of salary cap space.

    Jason Taylor is the defensive player of the year, so he can have his money. I have a small issue with having a 34 year old ILB making that much money though. History has proven that aging veterans who get paid too much are bound to hurt you eventually. Thomas needs to take a few million off that #.
    Will you take a paycut at work? I'm pretty sure your boss won't mind.
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    So wait

    Thomas leads the league in tackles (or was second cant remember) is second highest paid LB. How is he overpaid? He is being paid to be the top player at his position and he is.

    JT wins DPOY and he is overpaid?

    Mare is overpaid I'll give you that one.
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    JT and Zach are both worth it, they are who sells the tickets, the jerseys and thats who people come to see, but i bet both of them will restructure as they have done in the past to free up cap room and get a winning team on the field. Mare will be willing to take a pay cut to stay here in Miami and prove to be the kicker we all loved 2 years ago as one of the elite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott 1 View Post
    When you can actually name an alternative to mare I think everyone would be happy to listen, but all the cut Mare threads are getting old. Noone ever has a name. What do want to do draft Crosby with our second round pick?
    I don't. Zach and Jason aren't just perennial pro bowlers, they're sure to be hall of famers; their checks are going to be huge.
    Name an alternative? Are you kidding me?
    Hmm, let me think...........
    How bout ANYONE OFF THE STREET.
    Kickers are a dime a dozen. Sure we wont have the best kicker, but Mare has been playing as bad as Billy Cundiff. Id rather have some scrub and pay his salary to an every down player or FA. Naming an alternative is like saying,
    "Where are we gonna find a replacement for Eddie Jackson? HELP!! Our secondary is in trouble if we cant find a guy that can play our 5th cornerback."
    Take your pick; it doesn't really matter.
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