Hartline for 40 million? Ahhh hahahaha
Hartline for 40 million? Ahhh hahahaha
Jets suck, Bills suck, Patriots suck.
fellas sean smith unless he falls off the table is well on his way to $10 mil a year especially if they don't work out something in season...i just wasn't thinking he was gonna be commanding $26.5 mil guaranteed in that...i was more along the lines of $20 mil guaranteed...
with smith miami has painted itself in a corner given our current cb depth we have no choice but to pony up...
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
chance we got to take anyways...i'm not even sure if he keeps at this level $10 mil per gets it done if he hits free agency...
Before I read this article, I was thinking about the prospect of letting Starks walk too because we have other priorities that will be costly. It would be a very unpopular move with everyone, including me. Starks is a very good player, but we are also deep at that position too. We still could move Odrick inside and rotate him with McDaniel, and start Olivier Vernon at DE. We could also draft a DT in the mid-late rounds to groom. That would save us some money because we need to focus a large portion of our available money on the offense this year.
Before this season, I was not a fan of Sean Smith, but he has played well above expectations this year and I'm happy about that. But one could wonder, if this sudden improvement in play is motivated by his contract year; or should credit go to Kevin Coyle's ability to motivate his secondary, which he is known for around the league. If we do invest in Smith (which at this time would be a wise decision), I hope he continues to play at this level and higher in the future.
Reggie Bush is going to be another tough decision because he is our playmaker and a true PROFESSIONAL. His approach to the game is like no other, and his teammates emulates his behavior. He works hard everyday, and he's become a well respected leader on the team. This type of player creates and maintains a positive locker room. Those attributes alone is enough to re-sign him, but IMHO, we really need to see what Lamar Miller brings to the table in games. Since Daniel Thomas will need some time to get his bearings, and Bush has some minor injury issues, they should activate Miller and let him take on a shared role to alleviate the former until he's completely healed. If Miller emerges as we all expect, this would dictates Bush's future with us. If I were Ireland, I would do my best to ink Bush to a 2-3 year contract at around $6-7 million per year. It would be cool to have Bush retire as a DOLPHIN, after all, we are the team who believed in his ability as an every down back...not the Saints.
Re-signing Hartline is a no-brainer, and I believe we can do this with a reasonable contract that won't hurt the bank. He has proven to be be a very good #2 WR. We can think Henne for that, after all; Henne is the one who lobbied for Hartline after he threw some passes to him at a workout.
Franchising or signing Long to a long term deal is a no-brainer too, no matter whch direction Ireland goes, Long is not to leave this team.
2013 Miami Dolphins Draft Class
1. DE: Dion Jordan -Oregon
2. DB: Jamar Taylor -Boise State
3. OG/T: Dallas Thomas-Tennessee
3. DB: Will Davis-Utah State
4. OLB: Jelani Jenkins - Florida
4. TE: Dion Sims - Michigan State
5. RB: Mike Gillislee-Florida
5. K: Kaleb Sturgis- Florida
7. S: Don Jones - Arkansas State
I just struggle with paying Jake Long more than $10 million a year when he's not playing like a guy that should be getting that kind of money...and I just know his agent is going to want Joe Thomas type money.