Miami #3 WR in catches is Moore with 4 catches only?
IS THIS possible? has this EVER happened in NFL history? only 2 WR with over 5 catches for the ENTIRE year?
Anyways, Looking at some stats to put into the player analysis' I have I would say the following should happen this offseason.
1) Jones is a pro bowl looking SS
2) Clemons shoudl be a goner if not a back up. Definitely need a ball hawk, maybe like Goldson.
3) Smith - Goner
4) R. Marshall cut
5) Dansby - kept or cut depending on cap situation with his contract
6) Burnett - Cut
7) Misi kept
8) Starks would love to keep for about 20 Mill
9) Soliai staying put
10) Odrick rotate with Starks at DT
11) Odrick replaced at DE with a true pass rusher via Avril FA
12) Wake no need to speak on him
I would draft or try to draft Te'o which is why i want us to lose out. We need another ZT back in Miami. Te'o, Misi, and Dansby to me sounds good.
If I could I would want Te'o in, Goldson in, Grimes in, and Avril. That would shore up this Defense pretty darn well.
Knowing Fireland, this won't happen. Look at this FA history...
I got the following from finnation.com
Earnest Wilford: 2008 free agent signed a four-year, $13 million contract with $6 million guaranteed. Played one season. 2008 base salary was $1m – so Miami paid him $7 mil for 3 catches and 25 yards.
C Jake Grove: 2009 free agent five-year, $29 million with $14.5 million guaranteed. 2010 base salary of $2 mil so Miami paid him $16.5 mil for one season of work. Nice.
S Gibril Wilson: 2009 free agent signed a $29 mil, $8m guaranteed contract. Couldn’t cover TEs or RBs and only survived one season. Base salary was $950k, so Miami paid him $8.95m.
G Justin Smiley: 2008 free agent signed a signed five-year, $25 million contract with $9 million guaranteed. Annual base salary was $3.2m every year. He played 2 years in Miami, pocketing an average of $7.7 mil.
Vernon Carey: re-signing him in 2009, $12 mil signing bonus plus $2 mil roster bonus, salaries of $800k (2009), $950k (2010), $4.15m (2011) which was renegotiated to a one year deal of $2.5m. So for 2008 – 2009 Miami paid Carey an average of almost $8 mil/season.
To add to that list from my own,
2) Marshall DB
Do I have faith in his FA for this year? yes, I do.
I have 100% faith in him completely ruining the hell out of this team more than he has already.
But again, if I could do it thats how I would approach this offseason.
This is defense btw, not offense. that we will get to later on.