I am happy we have Tanny now, but the truth is the truth. Matt Ryan was the right pick and Long wasnt. End of conversation.
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much more important positions to fill than an aging, injured lt.
You dont need an a plus line to win in a west coast system. Find adequate players for the line elsewhere (not in the top round of the draft under any circumstances) and focus on skill positions.
Don't get me wrong. I like him and would love to see him stay...but we shoudn't overpay him on past production and the fact that he used to be one of the best linemen in football. He's just not anymore. We can get someone to do the same job just as well...with fewer injuries...for a third of what he wants. Same with Sean Smith. It's a no brainer. Why pay more for someone that's gonna do a worse job?
The more I read about FA and the high money needed for some of these guys the more I am convinced Miami won't nor shouldn't pay that much money. I would use the money and sign Clemons, both Keller and Finley, and maybe Jennings. Then draft 3 WR's, 1 DE, 2 OL, and BPA after that. Invest the next few years building through the draft.
I don't resent him for trying to get as much money as possible. I don't even resent him for wanting to play elsewhere-- it's not as if this is a premiere NFL franchise anymore, and there's no guarantee that it gets turned around soon. But I'm a Dolphins fan, not a Jake Long fan, so I'm also not sorry to see him go. Yet another wasted first rounder in a decade plus of wasted first rounders.
He certainly made more money than he was worth with his initial contract when you look at the last three years and all the injuries he's gone through. I would suspect PED's had something to do with this history. It's his right to go for the money, nothing says we have to overpay for services. Miami would be better suited drafting one of the premier tackles essentially paying less and getting some youth. My two cents
It's a general stat. One that cannot be disregarded. With all these injuries Jake Long or ANY player piles up, who is to say in 10-15 years he can bearly walk, or has to take a bucket of pain killers a day just to make it through?
The more and more research and time is spend on player safety and health the more not only players but general public become aware that these men are basically putting a price tag on health and life.
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Looks like Jake Long and the Dolphins have come to an agreement.
Jake Long isn't interested in giving the Dolphins a discount.
And the Dolphins aren't interested in giving Jake Long a contract he'll never live up to over the course of two careers.
Move along, bum.