- Fins sign OT Clabo Miami signs former Falcon OT Tyson Clabo to a 1 year deal
- Fins select CB Jamar Taylor Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is the Fins selection at the #54 pick
- Davone Bess traded to Browns Reports that WR Bess has indeed been traded to the Browns
- Miami takes DE Dion Jordan Miami trades up with the Raiders to select DE Dion Jordan
Ahhhh, spring is in the air. While my fellow Floridians would argue it feels more like summer (because it does), one very important thing has to happen for Dolfans before we can mentally concede that summer is truly approaching: the NFL Draft.
Every die hard NFL fan has Thursday April 25th, 2013 circled on their calendar, and will be hitting their TV/computer/tablet/smart phone/all of the above no later than 8 PM sharp. The NFL Draft brings out Armchair GMs in droves, gleefully postulating “Mock Drafts” by the dozens.
Our very own FinNation.com Message Board forum has an annual contest that is scored and open to all. The predictions are not only entertaining, but informative and occasionally clairvoyant. Unlike some devout fans, I don’t have the time to truly research the droves of draftees. So rather than hobble together an unworthy mock draft, I’ll content myself with being a mere Armchair QB, apply elbow grease to the genie bottle, and offer up three general wishes for the upcoming draft that is still one oh-so-long week away.
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The draft is slowly, slowly inching towards us. I’m having flashbacks to when I was a kid and it seemed like Christmas would never get here. The excitement is building – and for good reason after a promising draft last year coupled with a great start in free agency this year.
So, you’ve seen the Senior Bowl, Combine, and Pro Day results and read so many mock drafts you can’t keep track of who predicted what. But forget what other teams might do, or even what the Dolphins might do in the second or later rounds: the crown jewel of the 2013 draft is that #12 pick in the first round. While this draft is supposedly devoid of super talent, there’s no mistaking that there will be no lack of potential difference makers at the #12 pick.
What do you REALLY want the Dolphins to do at the #12 pick? Vote in our poll (right side of your screen) now! If you don’t like any of the selections, be sure to leave a comment below andtell us if you want the Dolphins to Continue reading
Well it can no longer be said that this Miami Dolphins team has Bill Parcels fingerprints all over it. At 4pm yesterday, Jeff Ireland moved swiftly and decisively to re-shape the roster in his own way. Ireland made a splash by signing the top free agent Mike Wallace to what is believed to be a 5yr deal worth 60million, with 30million guaranteed. While Free Safety Chris Clemons who had a career year in 2012 was re-signed to a one-year deal after briefly testing the market.
Things got interesting with the signing of ILB Dannell Ellerbe to a 5yr 35million deal, speculation began to grow that veteran middle linebacker Karlos Dansby would be released. Dansby and his unbearable contract were cut less than an hour after of Ellerbe’s signing, and I am sure this news was welcomed by many Dolphins Fans.
However, things were not perfect for Mr. Ireland on this glorious day, as the top free agent Tight End Jared Cook escaped to St. Louis to re-unite with his former coach Jeff Fisher,while Continue reading
Continuing our look at the available 2013 Free Agents at Wide Receiver, here is Greg Jennings’s 2012 season.
Here is Greg Jennings 2012 Full Season – All targets, receptions and relevant plays.
Jennings was slowed early in the season by injury and ended up missing a considerable portion of the regular season after surgery to repair a lower abdominal tear. This type of injury is not a lingering injury that should concern teams heading into 2013. Jennings slowly got back into the groove of the offense and looked back to 100% in the final game of the regular season versus the Vikings.
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Here is the second and third installment of Brian Hartline’s 2012 season. You can find the first installment here Brian Hartline – 2012 – Game Tape Part 1.
At this point I will offer my thoughts on Brian Hartline, before moving onto Greg Jennings’s Game-Tape next Monday.
Part 2 and 3
I have spent considerable time looking at Brian Hartline this off-season, and as you all know from my previous article (Why Brian Hartline is Worth 3.5million per year!) I am not one who believes he is worth 6million/yr. But I must say, after going over his game tape again, I am continually impressed by the deceptiveness and accuracy with which he runs his routes. What Hartline lacks in physical tools such as straight line speed and lateral agility, he makes up for it by simply out-thinking his defenders.
Hartline is playing a poker game out there against the defense. Hartline is what I would call a double move receiver, whose main route is the “comeback”, which sets up a double move route such as the “hitch and go” for longer gains, his suc Continue reading