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Thread: Jake Long: "Meet The New Boss - - (Same As The Old Boss)"

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    how come when I respond it is "lastworditis" but when you respond it's ok?

    If I wanted people to know what I do for a living I would posts a thousand pictures and give info. if you ever want to meet at a Jets-Phins game let me know, I'll tell you all about myself.
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    it's amazing how great players are when playing for the dolphins and how bad they are once they leave.
    If he was great wouldn't the Dolphins been able to sign him? In other words he was deemed replaceable b/c he wasn't what he used to be? Of course not. Dolphins fans are wrong. And bad. Shame on them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    If he was great wouldn't the Dolphins been able to sign him? In other words he was deemed replaceable b/c he wasn't what he used to be? Of course not. Dolphins fans are wrong. And bad. Shame on them.
    didn't the dolphins try to re-sign him?
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    didn't the dolphins try to re-sign him?
    They did. If they really wanted him to re-sign are you saying they wouldn't have done all they could to retain him? They re-signed Hartline b/c they wanted him and he wasn't in decline. Jake Long is currently not playing that well in St. Louis. Had they overpaid him to stay in Miami and he was still struggling that would've been the worse move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    They did. If they really wanted him to re-sign are you saying they wouldn't have done all they could to retain him? They re-signed Hartline b/c they wanted him and he wasn't in decline. Jake Long is currently not playing that well in St. Louis. Had they overpaid him to stay in Miami and he was still struggling that would've been the worse move.
    How do you know they didn't do all they could?

    They overpaid a ton of guys this offseason, overpaying a quality LT wouldn't have been the worst move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    How do you know they didn't do all they could?

    They overpaid a ton of guys this offseason, overpaying a quality LT wouldn't have been the worst move.
    I disagree. Not everyone liked drafting him over Matt Ryan. To have re-signed a guy who not everyone thought they should've who also wasn't as good as used to be wouldn't have been a good thing.

    I don't know that they didn't do all they could but neither do you. I never claimed I had the answer.

    From an ESPN article:

    Yet almost five years after the '08 draft, the Dolphins let Long -- who at 27 is entering his prime -- hit the open market without even offering him his $15.4 million franchise tag salary. Long ultimately became the 11th free agent offensive tackle to sign this offseason, inking a four-year deal with the Rams that could be worth as much as $36 million. But the contract came after he lingered on the market for a week, with his old team as the only other real suitor.

    So why the dramatic drop in urgency and currency for such a productive player? Actually, it's not Long who has lost so much value -- it's his position. The left tackle, once considered an essential building block for every franchise, has seen its importance erode in this era of read-option spread offenses. That's something NFL teams with high draft picks need to consider on April 25, when two left tackles, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher, are expected to be top-five picks.
    Maybe they thought they could've replaced him with a cheaper player. I don't know. I do believe that a team usually re-signs the guys they really want to retain. They could've re-signed Reggie Bush for what Detroit picked him up for but they didn't. Why? I'd assume they thought Miller was better or that they didn't need him.
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    Overpaid a ton of guys. The hilarity of that coming from a Jets fan no less.

    We are 3-0 and in excellent shape finacially moving forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    How do you know they didn't do all they could?

    They overpaid a ton of guys this offseason, overpaying a quality LT wouldn't have been the worst move.
    Jake Long just isn't quality anymore, and we knew first hand








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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog 88 View Post
    Overpaid a ton of guys. The hilarity of that coming from a Jets fan no less.

    We are 3-0 and in excellent shape finacially moving forward.
    I wasn't bashing, just stating a fact. You overpaid a ton of guys this offseason, that is a fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    I wasn't bashing, just stating a fact. You overpaid a ton of guys this offseason, that is a fact.
    If they bring us to the playoffs I could care less how much they're getting paid.
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