Jake Long is going to have to walk. He is going to get a lot of money based on his previous years, but he obviously isn't the player he once was. Get comfortable with the Dolphins moving forward withot their All-Pro tackle.

Fasano is a mediocre at best TE. He will never be great or elite; at his best he is good, mostly because of blocking.

I have high hopes for Jonas Gray next year and I think Bush will be used more as a WR/RB next year. Maybe return punts.

Sean Smith,Reggie Bush and Brian Hartline may all ask for too much money. I wouldn't look for the Dolphins to overpay these guys next off season. I think Hartline could be a good WR, but he is just too weak and he isn't getting it done in the weight room during the offseason. IMO, he lacks dedication. He had all offseason and most of the preseason to work on his upper body, but he obviously didn't. He is a fraggin weakling.

Tony Mcdaniel isn't a fit in the 4-3. He may go. Hopefully Matt Moore returns and the Dolphins just keep two QB's.

FA's I would add. With Long,Fasano,Hartline, McDaniel and some other veterans gone, there should be significant cap room, but Starks is going to cost us.

WR....Greg Jennings....He isn't young anymore and he is having a terrible contract year with the groin injury so he should be affordable. He may enter free agency in the 2nd tier, but I like him for a front loaded 4 year contract.

CB Keenan Lewis ...The cap deficient Steelers won't be able to offer him what he is worth. Lewis is 26 and has developed into one of the league's better cover corners.He just keeps consistently improving. I want this one more than any other!

DE Michael Johnson.... A perfect fit IMO. His acquisition would allow Odrick to return to full time DT duties and eliminate the need for Mcdaniel. Johnson is 25 and he continues to get better every year.

OG...Kraig Urbik.......Hopefully he stays under the radar and will be affordable. 28 and just entering his prime. Jerry needs to compete at the OT position IMO.


Draft 2013: It's looking like a possible top 12 pick anyway. Could be as high as the 4th pick. I'll go with 7th for now.

1st...........Luke Joeckel...OT...Most of the bad teams have solid LT's, no really; even the Eagles have Peters returning. It is highly likely that Sherman is reunited with another alum next spring.

2nd.........Cordarrelle Patterson....WR......I think he will declare, maybe not.


2nd.........Dion Simms....TE....Like having a OT who can run routes and catch. The word beast was invented for guys like this.

3rd.........Zavier Gooden...OLB...Former safety with 4.4 speed. Coverage specialist and ST's ace, but could be special later on.

3rd..........Baccari Rambo....S...Might be an addict but maybe he'll grow up in a year or two. I'd risk a late 3rd.

4th..........Brian Winters.....OT....Jonathan Martin looks bad to me. Winters could blow up the combine and go much higher.

5th..........Montari Hughes...DT....Big talent problem child? Another risk, WTH, it's only a 5th.

6th..........Dustin Hopkins....K.......Carpenter stinks.

7th..........Brad Madison.....DE.....If he could ever stay healthy?

Roster:
QB...........Tannehill,Moore
RB............Bush,Miller,Gray,Thomas,Thigpen.
FB............Lane
TE............Simms,Clay,Egnew
WR...........Greg Jennings,Cordarrelle Patterson,Bess,Rishard Matthews,Marlon Moore
OT............Joeckel,Martin,Winters,Jerry
OG/C........Pouncey,Incognito,Urbik,Samuda,Chandler Burden.....I thought Samuda looked great in the preseason.

DT..........Soliai,Starks,Odrick,Hughes,Randall
DE...........Wake,Johnson,Shelby,Brad Madison
OLB.........Burnett,Misi,Olivier,Zavier Gooden
ILB...........Dansby,Spitler
S.............Jones,Clemons,Rambo,Amaya
CB...........Smith,Lewis,Marshall,Carroll,Wilson
K....Dustin Hopkins
P.....Fields
LS...Denney