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    Long coming back for Miami?

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/nfl/rumors/post?id=586

    However, with the Dolphins' offseason in full-swing, there now appears to be a chance that he'll be brought back. According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has had numerous conversations with Long this offseason as the Michigan product rehabilitates his triceps injury at the team facilities. Ireland would not divulge any specifics regarding the negotiations on a new deal or his willingness to use the franchise tag on Long.

    "It's one of those avenues we have there available to us," he said of the franchise tag. "To negotiate in the media right now, I'm not going to give you my plans or what I plan to do from a franchise standpoint but it's certainly available to us and we'll use those avenues to make those decisions moving forward ... we've got some tough decisions to make here moving forward."
    The ESPN Article is for Insiders, but it also links to this Sun Sentinel article
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/m...,5694451.story
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    I'm curious as to everyones take on Jake Long.

    Do we want him back after 2 straight seasons with injuries which didn't allow him to play the full year?

    If anyone does want Jake back, then what is the price that's fair/reasonable for both him and the organization?

    Another concern is J. Martin, does anyone really think he will be able to replace Jake and anchor down the left side of the line??

    I've heard this mentioned a couple times a while back that Jake Long's skills don't translate as well into Philbin's zone blocking scheme. If this is the case, then wouldn't it be beneficial to let Long go (hopefully get a return for him) and find someone who is tailored for zone blocks??

    As for the article, I'm just passing a long some info that I read, and wanted to see how my fellow Fin Fans felt about the upcoming Jake situation.
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    bring the pitch forks back out if he tags jake long...also watch out for a bad contract here...i could see a bad # here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshoops View Post
    bring the pitch forks back out if he tags jake long...also watch out for a bad contract here...i could see a bad # here...
    Anything Jake signs has to have injury riders involved unless he is willing to take a discounted contract. It has to be fair to both sides in this case, Long cannot come out saying he wants to be paid as the top LT in the league but he can say, I'll take a discount in year one because of my injuries but I want escalators if I hit certain milestones during the season.

    I actually think that's a fair deal to both parties, it limits the liability to the team and gives Jake the chance to get paid as a top LT if he performs like one after his injury.
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    And ALLLLLLL that cap room might look a tad bit different after all..... here we go fellas, its gonna be a wild ride one way or the other in the coming months. strap on in
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    They were always going to at least talk to him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_dolfan View Post
    They were always going to at least talk to him....
    Thank you for bringing absolutely nothing to the table.

    The topic has nothing to do with talking to him...... rather would YOU want him back next year or not? For how much, and why?? None of which you answered.

    To me, tagging him is absolutely out of the question. Adam Schefter has stated that his franchise tag # would be $15.3 Million.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ing-jake-long/

    That's way above reasonable in my book, and in no way is Jake worth that much. ESPECIALLY since he hasn't stayed healthy in 2+ years.

    Anyone who signs this guy to a big money, long term contract should be terminated. Heís declined the past 3 years, he canít stop the speed rushers anymore, and now heís injury prone. His days of being an elite LT are over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialk0832 View Post
    Thank you for bringing absolutely nothing to the table.

    The topic has nothing to do with talking to him...... rather would YOU want him back next year or not? For how much, and why?? None of which you answered.

    To me, tagging him is absolutely out of the question. Adam Schefter has stated that his franchise tag # would be $15.3 Million.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ing-jake-long/

    That's way above reasonable in my book, and in no way is Jake worth that much. ESPECIALLY since he hasn't stayed healthy in 2+ years.

    Anyone who signs this guy to a big money, long term contract should be terminated. Heís declined the past 3 years, he canít stop the speed rushers anymore, and now heís injury prone. His days of being an elite LT are over.
    Can't stop speed rushers anymore? Jake never could stop speed rushers. Never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph N.Fan View Post
    Can't stop speed rushers anymore? Jake never could stop speed rushers. Never.
    To each his own.... my only point being whether he originally could, or couldn't stop the speed rush.... it's progressively worsened year in and out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph N.Fan View Post
    Can't stop speed rushers anymore? Jake never could stop speed rushers. Never.
    Boy that's strange how he managed to have a year where he gave up .5 a sack, and less than 10 QB pressures. In an entire season. In a year where he faced the Colts, Texans, Jaguars... all of whom had speed pass rushers (guys who were known for getting to the QB incredibly fast) so maybe you're wrong. Shocking, considering your posting history...
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