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    Jeff Ireland: Start of free agency will be “nuts”

    Most years, free agency starts a good five months before training camp. This year, free agency might start just days before training camp. Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland thinks that’s going to lead to an insane feeding frenzy as teams try to assemble their rosters when the lockout ends.
    I don’t know how to describe it other than nuts,” Ireland told the Sun-Sentinel.
    Ireland says the Dolphins have made plans for how they’re going to run things when the league year begins, but those plans have to be revised as the lockout goes on, and the amount of time available to prepare shortens.
    “As each day goes by you’re putting another plan together because that’s a day that’s gone,” Ireland said.
    For his part, Dolphins coach Tony Sparano says he knows he’ll be prepared whenever players start reporting to the team facilities.
    “All scripts and notebooks are ready for the players the minute they walk in the door,” Sparano said. “We’re prepared and excited about our plans going forward.”
    But no matter how prepared teams are, Ireland is right: Whenever the owners and the players finally get a deal done, the next few days will be nuts, for everyone in and around the NFL.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-will-be-nuts/
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    I can't wait for this bs to end and see who we can land
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis34 View Post
    I can't wait for this bs to end and see who we can land
    We haven't managed to do anything with whole offseasons in the past. I don't picture this one under pressure being any better. I hope I'm wrong. I guess we can all just hope that the FO wasn't the problem and that the OC was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyoung View Post
    We haven't managed to do anything with whole offseasons in the past. I don't picture this one under pressure being any better. I hope I'm wrong. I guess we can all just hope that the FO wasn't the problem and that the OC was.
    Well last year was a damn good offseason.



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    I am VERY CURIOUS to see if these Restricted Free Agents end up becoming full FA. Then it'll be interesting to see what all the teams do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phinatic8u View Post
    Well last year was a damn good offseason.
    You're right, it was. It was great. For some reason, it just didn't translate into wins.
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    Well, if it is nuts, you can't wait around. You have to know what you want and go after it. And then if it doesn't work, you have to adjust and make the right call on the fly. I would target Orton right away. Then have Hasselbeck as a backup plan. I would also target Sproles right away and maybe even make Ricky a one year deal to stick around.
    Show me the playoffs. No excuses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyoung View Post
    You're right, it was. It was great. For some reason, it just didn't translate into wins.
    Several reasons, really.

    Tony Sparano's conservative nature, Dan Henning's playbook that dates back to the beginning of the Roman empire, Chad Henne's woeful QB play, DB's dropping INT's left and right, poor interior OL play, poor running game, no credible threat at TE, lack of game breaking WR, horrible ST schemes, lack of return game. Feel free to add anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyoung View Post
    You're right, it was. It was great. For some reason, it just didn't translate into wins.
    It takes more than one offseason to turn things around. Last year we signed some corner pieces that should play here for many seasons to come, now we need to compliment them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Pacolypse View Post
    Several reasons, really.

    Tony Sparano's conservative nature, Dan Henning's playbook that dates back to the beginning of the Roman empire, Chad Henne's woeful QB play, DB's dropping INT's left and right, poor interior OL play, poor running game, no credible threat at TE, lack of game breaking WR, horrible ST schemes, lack of return game. Feel free to add anything else.
    u pretty much covered it
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