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

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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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    Most of that makes sense, but I think the team needs to sign Randy Starks. He is a near pro bowl talent and keeping the defensive line strong should continue to be a priority. I also disagree on Jake Long. I know this last year wasn't his best, but I believe he will rebound. Maybe it's partly the fan in me, but this guy has been the ultimate team player and leader for the Dolphins since he was drafted. He has played through injuries, I think to his own detriment at times. I don't think he should be brought back at $15 million a year, but if a fair short-term deal can be worked out I think it would benefit both sides. Remember Reggie Bush was seen as injury prone prior to being traded to Miami. I'd hate to see Long rebound and get back to that pro bowl ability with another team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SF Dolphin Fan View Post
    Most of that makes sense, but I think the team needs to sign Randy Starks. He is a near pro bowl talent and keeping the defensive line strong should continue to be a priority. I also disagree on Jake Long. I know this last year wasn't his best, but I believe he will rebound. Maybe it's partly the fan in me, but this guy has been the ultimate team player and leader for the Dolphins since he was drafted. He has played through injuries, I think to his own detriment at times. I don't think he should be brought back at $15 million a year, but if a fair short-term deal can be worked out I think it would benefit both sides. Remember Reggie Bush was seen as injury prone prior to being traded to Miami. I'd hate to see Long rebound and get back to that pro bowl ability with another team.
    We need to keep our good players. I like Starks too. This is not fantasy football or madden where you just overhaul the team every year.
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    I agree with most of that except the last part. Next year is not about evaluating Ireland. The man has avoided accountability for 5 years, it's not going to happen anytime soon. He's successfully hoodwinked Ross. The excuse next year is going to be all the rookies that were brought in need time to develop before Ireland is held accountable for anything. We can all just hope that giving a man 5 years to learn on the job while running a professional football franchise leads to him being somewhat competent by year 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYPhin24 View Post
    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.
    This question was answered over and over again today....
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    Hyde: "The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins"

    steps 1-10 need to involve Jeff Ireland not being in charge of personnel anymore.

    cause, we go 7-9 again next year… we're gonna need a "12-step" program, quickly.
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    Anyone that has been watching knows CB and WR are our two top needs. PLAY MAKERS on both sides.

    Be it draft pick or free agent that's what we lack.

    Pass rusher ,TE , and tackle would come next in my humble opinion

    Sign Bush and Hartline if possible but don't sell the house for either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LANGER72 View Post
    We need to keep our good players. I like Starks too. This is not fantasy football or madden where you just overhaul the team every year.
    I agree about keeping the good players that we have. I think the frustration with the team just makes us want to get rid of EVERYBODY sometimes. I think I would like to see both Hartline and Bush back next season, if it can be done without spending way too much. Hartline is reliable and decent, though obviously not a guy you want as your number one. Bush has done everything we asked, and conducted himself well. I think a lot of the "dancing" he gets flak for is because there is no hole.
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