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  1. Key is 6'6" and 265 pounds: http://www.nfl.com/draft/2018/profiles/arden-key?id=2560074 Freeney was like 6'1" and 266 pounds, so he was more "compact" than Key is. Freeney's combine stats before he put on his "NFL weight": http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?i=5925 Player Info First Name: Dwight Last Name: Freeney Nickname: Position: DE College: Syracuse Draft Class: 2002 Draft Age: 22.2 Player Dimensions Height: 72.90 inches Weight: 266 pounds BMI: 36.04 Arm Length: 32.13 inches Hand Size: 10.00 inches Front Shoulder: (N/A) inches Back Shoulder: (N/A) inches
  2. I don't think it will ever get to that. Two 1st rounders only happen if another team signs him to a tender and the Phins don't match (unless I'm confused about this tag designation). I *could* see a team like the Browns offer their later 1st round pick and use the 1st one on their franchise QB. That would be an immediate and huge upgrade for them. A lot of 'ifs' would have to fall in place - including the Dolphins agreeing to remove the tag if a deal is struck.
  3. Miami Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry BY BARRY JACKSON AND ADAM H. BEASLEY bjackson@miamiherald.com abeasley@miamiherald.com February 20, 2018 08:15 PM Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago The Dolphins have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on receiver Jarvis Landry, a move that would pay the receiver about $16 million next season if the sides do not agree on a long-term contract. The Dolphins will continue to work with Landry on a multiyear deal but also have the right to rescind the tag if they choose. Another option available to the Dolphins: They could trade Landry to a team with ample salary cap space. Whatever happens in the weeks to come, however, the Dolphins will not lose Landry without getting compensation in return. By using the non-exclusive tag, the Dolphins would receive two first-round draft picks in compensation from any team that signs him to a long-term deal.They retain control of a highly productive player who they have drafted and developed. Tuesday was the first day that teams could use the franchise tag, and Miami moved quickly. The Dolphins offered Landry a new contract in early December, and Landry’s agent, Damarius Bilbo, made a counteroffer in mid-December. Miami’s most recent offer to Landry is believed to be in the range of $13 million annually, according to a team source.The Dolphins had not responded to that counteroffer as of late last week. Bilbo declined comment when reached by the Miami Herald late Tuesday. Landry is said to be seeking a deal similar to the four-year, $58 million contract signed by Green Bay’s DeVante Adams. Landry told the Miami Herald in December that he would be fine with either a long-term contract or the franchise tag. In mid January, he said that he believed the negotiations had been handled “a bit disrespectful” to that point. “I displayed I was a team guy,” Landry said a month ago. “I understand not going to OTAs and training camp would raise eyebrows. “My agent and I talked about being a leader and setting a good example, so I silenced all those things by going to OTAs and training camp, by putting the team first and being a team guy. I feel like in the NFL, they preach loyalty and family and they have none for you. As a player, you see it’s not a family during negotiations, how it becomes them versus me or me versus them. That’s part of the NFL I believe the fans don’t see.” But a source said remaining with the Dolphins is appealing to him. Landry has had a highly productive yet tumultuous time in Miami. His 400 catches are the most ever by a player in his first four NFL seasons. But Dolphins coach Adam Gase has in the past called Landry a “hothead” (which, to be fair, is a description Gase has used on himself), and when the year ended, it was clear that he had grown tired of Landry’s outbursts. In the season’s final two games, Landry got into a sideline shouting match with his coach and then got kicked out of a game for helping incite an ugly brawl with the Bills. For his role in the fight, and offensive language he directed at an official, Landry was fined over $48,000. Still, he has allies in the locker room, and just hours prior to the Dolphins’ application of the franchise tag, a team leader said he wanted Landry back in 2018. “[Landry’s] a great football player,” Dolphins center Mike Pouncey said Tuesday at an event teaching high school kids the importance of budgeting their money. “He’s done a lot of great things for our organization. Hopefully, they get it worked out. That’s their issue that they’ve got to deal with. Jarvis is a good football player and he’s done lot for the team.” Pouncey added: “I stay out of the contract situation. I just check on himself, see how he’s doing in the offseason and make sure he’s working out hard. Jarvis, he’s going to get what he’s earned in this football league and that’s the way it’s going to go.” Barry Jackson: 305-376-3491, @flasportsbuzz
  4. It's looking like a dumpster fire if that article is a true representation of the situation. And if the stuff about Landry's attitude is true, he needs to grow up. (Having flashbacks of some dude getting kicked in the head outside of a bar in Baton Rouge several years back.)
  5. Negotiations between Dolphins and Jarvis Landry getting ugly: https://www.thephinsider.com/2018/1/20/16913058/miami-dolphins-jarvis-landry-contract-update-re-sign-free-agent
  6. I'd be ecstatic to grab Foles (at the right price). I also look at Bradford as potentially being a medium risk/high reward kind of guy much like Brees was when we signed him. The same might also be said for Tannehill. It'll be interesting to see what the Dolphins do in the wake of them signing Captain Underwhelming - err, I mean Cutler. At the end of the day, I really really wish this offseason was happening either next year or the year after. We need depth and we're completely farked next year if something happens to Cam Jordan or we see injuries in our D-backfield again like we did this year.
  7. To quote Jim Mora: "Coulda, shoulda, woulda." Who's to say we would not have drafted Tony Hunter instead? Ditka got obsessed with a single player and did what he thought it would take to ensure he got that player. It actually sounds what a few people here are advocating, no? Remember when we traded multiple picks for Steve Walsh? Who's to say the end result won't be the same? Guess what round Drew Brees was drafted in? How about Tom Brady? Nick Foles? Russel Wilson? Joe Montana? Roger Staubach? Kurt Warner? I'm not saying that no team should ever draft a QB in the 1st round. What I am saying is that the data does not support that doing so ensures future success. What I am also saying is that we need to solidify the core of our team and build additional depth while we still have Drew. This offseason will see a number of QBs up for grabs in free agency. All of these QBs have actually experienced life under NFL centers. That is a hell of a lot more valuable than potential. What matters is that we took the chance that no other team would. We ponied up free agency contract money to get him because he was more of a proven commodity than an unproven Matt Lienart. Sam Bradford is a more proven commodity than an unproven Baker Mayfield. Just saying.
  8. Count me as a voice of dissent, but I truly believe drafting a franchise QB in the 1st round during this era is a fool's gamble. Quick...don't look...who was the most recently drafted QB that won a Super Bowl for the team that drafted him? The answer...drum roll...is Russel Wilson. The next most recent 3 were Eli Manning, Tom Brady, and Payton Manning (Roethlesberger might be in there also). Guess who we did not draft? That's right...Drew Brees. The era of the 1983 QB haul in the draft is over. Free agency killed it. Free agency gave us Drew Brees, not the draft. Anyone that thinks we can replace Drew Brees by punting away multiple draft picks needs to put the crack pipe down. It won't happen and in no way, shape, or form should we entertain any idea of packaging a bunch of draft picks to move up and draft 'the next Drew Brees'. That Mike Ditka / Rickey Williams diddly-poo got run out of New Orleans on a rail years ago. And rightfully so. On what planet should the Saints mortgage the future on an unproven QB who - on balance - will likely be an overall disappointment through his initial rookie contract and will not have proven justification for a franchise QB contract by the time we need to either ink the deal or let him walk? I'd rather use those picks to solidify a strong team on both sides of the ball and go get a Trent Dilfer rather than draft a "can't miss" (lol) Blake Bortles type. Seriously...look at the QBs drafted in the 1st round this decade. For every Carson Wentz, there are multiple QBs like Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, and Robert Griffen III. A fool's gamble. You really think that is the best chess move for the Saints? >>>>>>>> EDIT <<<<<<<<<< I guess Nick Foles was the most recent Super Bowl winning QB that played for the team that drafted him. He was a 3rd round Pick, as was Wilson, and Brady was a 6th round pick. I still say it's a fool's gamble.
  9. McDaniels was a bust in Denver. He probably grew as a manager since then, but I think a lot of future teams might look at this and pause before making him a finalist for vacancies.
  10. I would love to see Bennie Logan as a replacement for Fairley.
  11. I see Key as a Dwight Freeney type of player and will probably have a similar specialized role in the NFL. The biggest difference between Key and Mingo in my opinion is that Key has shown a focus and dedication to working to become an NFL player whereas Mingo had an attitude that he was a 'chosen one' in terms of talent and couldn't give 2 didley-poos about the dedication side of the game.
  12. Y'all got it all wrong...compensatory picks are awarded to teams Goodell likes. So it kind of goes like this: Patriots: 3-4 every year Cowboys: 2-3 every year Falcons: 1-2 every year ... Saints: sucks to be you.