Funny that you didn't mention him.. All he did was start right out of the gate and impressed the hell out of the coaching staff, as a 6th round pick...
And may I remind you that there isn't a team in existence that strikes gold with every pick. All you can do is hope to do better than others, and this regime proved that they can do it last year.
Satele wasn't gold to this regime. They saw him as a great weakness down the middle of the offense. To get back what they did was a good move, and adding a much stronger center with Jake Grove in the process.
I really can't believe dolphin fans are up in arms over losing a weak center who can't run block. Satele is just a finesse guy.
If you can't run block, you have no place on this Miami Dolphins offensive line. Period.
Add the fact that Satele had a shoulder injury that is very hard to regain strength from, nevermind trying to add strength (that he so desperately needs), made him useless to us. An offensive line is only as strong as it's weakest link in the chain. And Satele was clearly a weak link that would really hurt the ball control power offense this team is trying to build.
I don't really care though. This is not that big a deal. A player who had no future on this team was gotten rid of. Oh no. I just think it's absurd to say this trade was some slick work by the FO. It wasn't. Neither was giving Satele's injured, aging replacement a wildly overpriced contract. Not necessarily bad decisions, just weak negotiations.
Mockin' it 2013 (wildly optimistic)
1. Damontre Moore (DE)
2a. DeAndre Hopkins (WR)
2b. Desmond Trufant (CB)
3a. Kyle Long (OT)
3b. Bacarri Rambo (S)
4. Le'Veon Bell (RB)
5. Shayne Skov (LB)
6. Marquess Wilson (WR)
7. Dustin Hopkins (K)
I don't like the trade, I feel like Oakland got a deal. Samson Satele has started every game since he came into the NFL. His value should have been higher than what we got.
I do trust the current management, but it is always a fan's nature to second guess. I just hope that we find a diamond in the rough like Donald Thomas with the 6th round pick.
Welcome to the Miami Dolphins
Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
Pat White, QB/WR, West Virginia
Sean Smith, CB, Utah
Patrick Turner, WR, SOuthern California
Brian Hartline, WR, Ohio State
John Nalbone, TE, Monmouth
Chris Clemons, S, Clemson
Andrew Gardner, OT, Georgia Tech
J.D. Folsom, LB, Weber St.
I did a quick check and couldn't find any threads about this....I was wondering if anyone has some info on this trade? What did we receive for Satele?
MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins have traded center Samson Satele to the Oakland Raiders for an undisclosed draft pick.
The move announced Monday clears the way for Jake Grove to move into the starting center spot. The Dolphins signed Grove to a multiyear deal earlier this month, after he spent five seasons with the Raiders.
Satele had been Miami's starting center since 2007, the beginning of his rookie season. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman started every game for the Dolphins including last season's lone playoff appearance against the Baltimore Ravens.
Thanks...and sorry if this has already been posted.
DO you see the date on that article? This has been posted and discussed many times over.