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    Hyde: "The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins"

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/m...5358620.column

    1.Sign a top free-agent receiver like Mike Wallace,Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings. Each is under 30. Each has a portfolio this offense needs. Sign one, problem solved, right? Not so simple, as the Brandon Marshallsigning showed.
    This goes beyond dollars, too. Who passes Joe Philbin's attitude test (see Marshall, Vontae Davis, Chad Johnson). Does he like Jennings, who has had injury issues this year but has at least nine touchdowns four of the past six seasons?

    2. it continues in the draft. The talk for the next several months will be it's a draft heavy with linemen and no clear-cut franchise receiver. That's fine. The Dolphins couldn't reach that high with a middle-of-the-pack pick (they're 15th entering Sunday). No matter what, their top needs are for a receiver, tight end and tackle. Shuffle the names how you want in coming months. They need impact from each position next year.


    3. Say good-bye to Jake Long. Everything points to Long playing elsewhere in 2013. He hasn't finished the last two seasons and his body has started to crumble shoulder, knee, now triceps taking his once-elite game with it. Throw in rookie Jonathan Martin being more comfortable at left tackle than right tackle and this confirms Long won't be back.

    4. Don't overspend on Sean Smith. Smith could have made things easy for him and the team with a better season. Instead, his fourth year was much like the other three some good, some bad and a lot of questions if he'll ever be a dominant cornerback. If you're asking that after four years, you have your answer. Slap the franchise tag on him for $10 million? That's the temptation Ireland will have to weigh against his off-season plans.


    5. Time to extend Reshad Jones. He's the one Dolphin with a break-out season.You wantedCharles Clay, Daniel Thomas or any of the receivers to join him. But Jones was among the top-rated safeties by Pro Football Focus, led the team with six turnovers and, if he can deal with success, will be an elite player for years. With a year left on his contract, it's in everyone's best interests to extend that this off-season.

    6. Sign Reggie Bush for little and Brian Hartline for a little more. At some point, Ireland decided to stop negotiating during the season surely with the idea teams over-spend in mid-year contracts. Bush and Hartline must have different ideas of their value than Ireland. Bush won't come close to the two-year, $10-million contract he signed to join the Dolphins. Hartline is good but not game-changing great. Both are pros, produce and you want at the right price.

    7. The dilemma of Randy Starks. You don't want to weaken a strength on the defensive line. Starks won't break the bank. He also went from a dominant September to just a good last half of the season. Let him hit the market and see what he's worth. Then probably bring him back much like it worked with Paul Soliai.

    8. Bring back Armon Binns. Officially adopted as a player-to-watch for 2013. A big, fast and cheap ($480,000 in '13) receiver on a team that needs all that. Who knows what he becomes, but why did Cincinnati release him?

    9. Don't forget back-up quarterback. Former Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf had the idea of investing in a quarterback somewhere in every draft. Better yet, is there anyone in the back-up stage of his career? Tannehill proved durable as a rookie, but would use a veteran backing him up.


    10. Evaluate Jeff Ireland. This is the off-season that defines him. Even discounting his years under Bill Parcells, his results are a mixed bag. His 2011 draft looks a wash after center Mike Pouncey (Thomas, Charles Clay, Clyde Gates, Jimmy Wilson ) But 75 percent of a general manager's job is finding a quarterback and Ireland has provided hope with Tannehill.

    Now Ireland has lots of decisions and more chips at his disposal than in years. Who is he, once and for all? We're about to find out.
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    LMFAO at the notion of paying Hartline more than Bush. This team doesn't need your TD's, NFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-off-her-doll View Post
    LMFAO at the notion of paying Hartline more than Bush. This team doesn't need your TD's, NFL.
    what do you think both their value is worth? No doubt hartline will have more value in FA market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWarriorFins View Post
    what do you think both their value is worth? No doubt hartline will have more value in FA market.

    I disagree. Bush scores TD's...plus he plowed Kim K's back farty. He is a play maker and game changer. Show him the money.
    I like Hartline, the team needs guys like him...tough and high energy...but he is a between the 20's receiver that cannot get separation in the end zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LANGER72 View Post
    I disagree. Bush scores TD's...plus he plowed Kim K's back farty. He is a play maker and game changer. Show him the money.
    I like Hartline, the team needs guys like him...tough and high energy...but he is a between the 20's receiver that cannot get separation in the end zone.
    I'm talking about other teams you think they're going to pay a RB that's 28 years old more than a 1000 yard receiver who is 26
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWarriorFins View Post
    I'm talking about other teams you think they're going to pay a RB that's 28 years old more than a 1000 yard receiver who is 26

    Bush was a 1000 yard last season, and if he had stayed healthy would have done it again. At 28, he is in the prime of his career.
    We need to keep both of them and add more weapons.
    All of this addition through subtraction mindset is the reason we are never getting any better.
    Both of them deserve more money. They are valuable to the team.
    If other teams would want them,,,then they have value and keep them..right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LANGER72 View Post
    I disagree. Bush scores TD's...plus he plowed Kim K's back farty. He is a play maker and game changer. Show him the money.
    I like Hartline, the team needs guys like him...tough and high energy...but he is a between the 20's receiver that cannot get separation in the end zone.
    This.
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    why even sign hartline? he is decent but why not sign Wallace or Bowe or Maclin and draft a guy like Allen,Woods, Hunter or Austin and thats our 1 and 2 WR with Bess,binns and mathews. How come they didnt mention the TE position in this top 10... outside of WR and CB i think TE is third highest priority for this team
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    Why on earth would you throw away a young 1000 yard receiver? Wallace/Bowe + Hartline + Bess is a top 10 receiving corps.

    If you throw away hartline, you create yet another hole on this roster that needs to be filled. We need to spend our draft picks on other things (CB, OG, DE)

    Hartline might not be money in the endzone, but he will probably average 6-7 tds per year the rest of his career. His 1 td this year is largely the result of circumstance. Mostly rookie QB and limited red zone opportunities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlexGod View Post
    why even sign hartline? he is decent but why not sign Wallace or Bowe or Maclin and draft a guy like Allen,Woods, Hunter or Austin and thats our 1 and 2 WR with Bess,binns and mathews. How come they didnt mention the TE position in this top 10... outside of WR and CB i think TE is third highest priority for this team
    Did you read the article? He states that Miami's top 3 needs are WR, TE and Tackle
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