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  1. Dolphins sign DT

    Ya, he basically looked like a bust in his first 2 seasons and when he started to flash last season he got hurt, so Arizona let him go. Let’s hope he can produce for us and demonstrate why he was a first round pick.
  2. Dolphins sign DT

    Dolphins have signed former Arizona Cardinal and 2016 first round pick Robert Nkemdiche. It is reportedly a 1 year deal worth up to $1.1M. He is coming off a season in which he was demonstrating solid improvement before he tore his ACL. He has been placed on the PUP list but since he only has a 1 year deal I would expect to see him in the DT rotation before the 8th game of the season. Potential based signing which we have little to lose, either Nkemdiche performs when he has the opportunity or he won’t be back next season. If he performs well then I would expect to see him around for 3 more years. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27346092/dt-nkemdiche-signs-dolphins-goes-pup
  3. Team Needs

    1) DE / Edge 2) RT 3) Center 4) RG 5) Boundary CB * QB upgrade trumps all listed needs if discussing upcoming Draft.
  4. Kendrick Norton Car Accident

    Update: Norton has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
  5. Kendrick Norton Car Accident

    It has been confirmed that Miami D Lineman Kendrick Norton was involved in a Vehicle Accident this morning. As a result Norton has had his left arm amputated. I saw him as DLine depth and a possible rotational player going forward. Wishing him a speedy recovery. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/04/sport/miami-dolphins-kendrick-norton-arm-amputated-trnd/index.html
  6. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    I think the same can be said of the 2021 QB class too.......Lawrence may not even declare in 21. I don’t have any issues starting Rosen early. Play him and if he looks horrible then we know he isn’t the answer. If he looks good but we feel we can draft an upgrade then let’s see what we can get for him. Worse case we hang on to him to compete for the job with whoever we draft, and that’s a great problem to have.
  7. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    LOL, just to clarify......I think we made a nice move trading for Rosen and he has potential to be a franchise QB. I also think he gives us a nice “plan B” in case we aren’t able to draft the QB we want in 2020. The big issue in the Rosen debate with us Dolphins fans is that those that don’t like the Rosen trade just assume it will be easy for us to get the QB we want in 2020, and hopefully it will but there are no guarantees at this point.......so why put all our eggs in one basket??
  8. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    I’m fairly pessimistic on just about everything, but when it comes to Rosen as our QB I tend to lean towards optimism. I think he has above average potential to be a franchise QB, and potential is what you are drafting when you draft any player. To give up a late 2nd rounder for Rosen was an absolute steal based on his potential. Why was that the best offer Arizona could get for a player with franchise potential? Because Arizona’s GM is simply incompetent. It is basically common knowledge at this point that Steve Keim egregiously mishandled the situation and personally I can’t believe he still has a job. What will it take for Rosen to be branded our franchise QB? First off he will have to win the starting job and keep it. He will have to find ways to stay healthy. He will have to make plays that put us in position to win games. He will have to keep the ball and not turn it over. He will have to do these things consistently. I don’t expect him to do all these things this year, so unless he takes us to the AFC Championship game we should be drafting a QB early in 2020, and then Rosen will have to beat out that QB to be our franchise guy. We’ve lacked a star QB for a long time. I don’t expect Rosen to do anything in 2019 to keep us from drafting a potential star QB in round 1 of 2020.
  9. Dolphins sign CB Xavien Howard to record deal

    Here is a good article that breaks down Howard’s contract. As it turns out he is not exactly the highest paid CB as earlier reported. At an average of $12.96 Mil per year he makes less per year than CB’s; AJ Bouye, Stephon Gilmore, Trumaine Johnson, and Josh Norman. Additionally, the current franchise tag for a CB is $16 Mil for year 1. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/10/xavien-howards-deal-not-quite-what-it-seems-to-be/
  10. Dolphins sign CB Xavien Howard to record deal

    It may appear to some that we are overpaying, but as long as Xman stays healthy and continues to play like he did last season.....I have no problem with him getting paid. Now it’s time to lock up Tunsil!!!
  11. Rebuilding Whirlwind

    Trading a second and fifth round pick for Rosen was a low risk safety net move. There is no guarantee that we will get Tua or Hebert next draft.......If we can’t draft one of those 2 QB’s then we still have Rosen for another year at a bargain price.....Additionally, because we didn’t spend a first round pick on Rosen and are paying him only about $2Mil a season we aren’t paying to the point that if we do land Tua or Hebert that we have to cut or trade Rosen. We can ultimately keep Rosen for the 2020 season to compete with the newly drafted QB for a season. It’s win win!!!
  12. 2019 Pick Tracker

    Well the Giants severely over drafted Jones at 6 and the same with the Texans using a first round pick for a mid to late second round talent of Tytus Howard. I’m convinced the Giants move was an attempt to appease fans and the Manning family, which has backfired on the fans side, and the Texans appeared to panick for a position of need when the Eagles traded up one pick before them to select OT Andre Dillard......It’s like they were completely unprepared for this possibility and had no contingency except to reach on a player they really liked but could have gotten in round 2 with a little work to move around.
  13. 2019 Pick Tracker

    Same for me. I’m surprised we selected a FB, but I love what it says about what we want to do on Offense. Hoping to see more of TE Nick O’Leary in that FB / HB role......We ran some iso plays last season using him as the lead blocker and he did a really solid job and looked very fluid in that role. Im not big on the Van Ginkel pick, but I’m hoping he can find a niche and possible improve our roster in some way. I really like the RB Myles Gaskin pick. Kids been a workhorse for Washington during his time there and he has good enough hands to be a receiving threat out of the backfield. RT Isaiah Prince is a difficult player to critique IMO.....at least he has been for me. He doesn’t look amazing and isn’t always fluid in his blocking but he usually gets the job done. He was a team captain though. I see him more as a depth player, but hopefully he competes and wins. LG ( presumably ) Michael Deiter will have a good chance to be a starter IMO. He isn’t the most consistent but if he can fix that then he should be a reasonable starter at LG. I’ve seen him seal and drive some good DT’s only to watch LB’s put him on his back two plays later. Considering we got an additional 2nd rounder for 2020 and we found a way to draft blue chip talent Christian Wilkins and bring in a player at QB which will likely be our starter at some point during the 2019 season.......I give our draft a grade of B.
  14. 2019 Pick Tracker

    Yahoo Sports is reporting that we are working a trade for Rosen. Reportedly we are offering pick 48, but want not only Rosen but also a pick in return. https://sports.yahoo.com/reports-arizona-will-trade-josh-rosen-to-the-miami-dolphins-183203051.html?src=rss
  15. Round 1, Pick 13: Christian Wilkins

    It appears to me that we likely threw out a low ball offer for Rosen.....If the Cardinals would have accepted the offer then we wouldn’t have anything keeping us from not going after Tua, especially since the Cards have paid a significant amount of Rosen’s salary so far. The financial hit of Rosen on the roster wouldn’t have kept us from seeking a QB upgrade next year or the year after IMO. Im holding off judgement right now, because I understand that Grier has a plan......but I’m going to freak if we don’t land Tua or Hebert next year and Haskins proves to be a franchise QB.
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