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    Big money on WR not the answer

    Greg Jennings was a second round pick, mike wallace third round, Bowe late first round and another guy doing a lot of damage, Torrey Smith, was a second round pick. The point is, impact receivers can be found through the draft, and it doesen't have to be a top pick.

    We have several picks in the first three rounds. If Philbin and Ireland have any eye for talent, then there should be one or two impact receivers that we can draft. We need to build through the draft and spend our money wisely on positions where talent is more difficult to come by like defensive back and o-line. I say draft a cb or linemen round 1 and bring in two speed wr in rounds 2 and 3. Use the money to bring back Starks and Long (if reasonable price) and extend Jones. Just because we have cap space doesen't mean we need to use it on bad investments.
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    Big money on WR not the answer

    And risk another limited slow offseason like this year? We won't live forever. Lets get a move on.



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    Free agency is there to fulfill the need of right now. The draft is all about finding longevity.

    It's not about signing a "big money receiver." That's like not going out and having a good time because it costs money.

    Price tags do have to be looked at to a certain extent, but we can't shy away from signing a great player just because it's deemed "big money."

    You sign a free agent receiver that can make an impact. Then you explore the draft to see what kind of talent you can accumulate. One is not better than the other. Both must be used in synonymy in order to get the most out of acquisitions.

    Signing free agents + drafting young talent = bang for your buck now and in the future.
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    Drafting is guesswork. An established stud WR will cost some bucks, but that's because there is no guesswork. You know that player can play in the NFL and be successful. And if you have the choice, like we do, you can find the right one to fit our scheme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zach attach View Post
    Drafting is guesswork. An established stud WR will cost some bucks, but that's because there is no guesswork. You know that player can play in the NFL and be successful. And if you have the choice, like we do, you can find the right one to fit our scheme.
    NFL free agency has just as many colossal missteps. Way back to those established stud WRs like Andre Dison and Alvin Harper. The last decade of Dolphin's history is littered with free agent failures. Tony Martin, McKnight, Carter, Ward, Wilford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig View Post
    NFL free agency has just as many colossal missteps. Way back to those established stud WRs like Andre Dison and Alvin Harper. The last decade of Dolphin's history is littered with free agent failures. Tony Martin, McKnight, Carter, Ward, Wilford.
    Most of these guys never were really good players . Alvin harper signed a big contract but was never a top receiver. He had some gaudy averages because he was fast as hell but he never caught over 36 passes prior to the Bucs giving him big cash. Most of the time if u sign a free agent that has established himself and is not coming off of injury he will do decent. As for Martin he was not a bust and did not cost that much he had a great year Marino's last year and the next he had Jay Fielder as his qb and was injured. wilford was never that good was a good minimum salary guy but we paid him like a starter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig View Post
    NFL free agency has just as many colossal missteps. Way back to those established stud WRs like Andre Dison and Alvin Harper. The last decade of Dolphin's history is littered with free agent failures. Tony Martin, McKnight, Carter, Ward, Wilford.
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    You just saved me the trouble of reposting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig View Post
    NFL free agency has just as many colossal missteps. Way back to those established stud WRs like Andre Dison and Alvin Harper. The last decade of Dolphin's history is littered with free agent failures. Tony Martin, McKnight, Carter, Ward, Wilford.
    I think Greg Jennings could have a similar impact on our passing game to what Irving Fryar had when he came here...and that was very positive.

    The right answer isn't just to sign a free agent WR, it's to sign a free agent WR and draft another WR in the 2nd round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig View Post
    NFL free agency has just as many colossal missteps. Way back to those established stud WRs like Andre Dison and Alvin Harper. The last decade of Dolphin's history is littered with free agent failures. Tony Martin, McKnight, Carter, Ward, Wilford.
    Sorry but this year fa wideouts are far and away better than any of these guys. There is no comparison beyond position. Bowe and Wallace are not only proven but both are young(26 and 28) and Jennings fits because of his familiarity with Philbin. Nobody can predict the future so anytime you sign a fa you take some risk.... but the 3 receivers available this year are worth the risk, imo. The signing of one of them would allow us to focus on upgrading the dbs or some other position of need in the draft. Lets hope Ireland is not a complete moron and actually spends on one of these guys.
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