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Monday, February 12, 2007

As Pat Robertson would say, bring it on

Folks, I've gotten a couple of complaints about The Herald's question and answer section. I understand everyone's frustration but there are reasons why your questions have not been answered in that format.

To relieve that frustration, you can post any Dolphins questions here this week and I'll come back with prompt replies.

One word of caution: DON'T ASK ME ABOUT #$%^&*@# DRAFT SCENARIOS THAT ARE TWO MONTHS AWAY.

By the way, I have question for you. If I scheduled a chat on here for, say, Thursday from 1-2 pm, would that be something many of you would like to do? Let me know.

74 Comments:

Anonymous Andrew said...

Mando:

That sounds good regarding the chat session. Ok, here's a question that doesn't involve the draft...looking at the free agent crop as it stands now, where do you see the Fins focusing the most attention?

3:42 PM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

Non-draft questions...hmmm

What kind of car does Coach Cameron drive?

Does Zach Thomas watch American Idol?

When is the last time McMichael mixed it up with his wife?

In all seriousness I thought you did a nice job covering the draft both before and after it occurred last year and I look forward to the same this year. Not much to talk about until March when the Free Agent hot stove heats up. Since Free Agency and the Draft work hand in hand, I will wait to see how that plays out before I ask another draft question. I say go after Nate Clements, Eric Steinbach, and Adalius Thomas. We probably can't afford all 3 so I would take any of them. I say let Holliday walk, I'm not sure why everybody is in love with him so much. He is undersized for a DT in our scheme, and we have Taylor, Carter, and Roth to play DE.

Go Phins!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Ken From CT said...

Why are they hiring this guy Shea??? I know it doesn't mean much because Cam will be calling all the plays, but why not get somebody younger who Cam can groom if the responsibility of calling plays and head coaching becomes too much????

4:50 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Andrew: The Dolphins have obvious needs at QB, OLB, DE, and in the secondary.

The team had something like 8 interceptions last year and only half of those came from the secondary. That ranked 31st in the NFL for interceptions.

Realize that Asante Samuel is a free agent. He tied for the NFL lead with something like 10 interceptions last year, and he's from Pompano Beach.

That tells me the Dolphins would make a nice splash lookin at him -- particularly considering he played for the Pats which are a division rival that usually doesn't pay major bucks to many free agents.

So that's the first place I'd look. Doesn't mean the Dolphins would do it that way, but you asked me.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

NY,

1. He'll get his complimentary Toyota SUV just like the other head coaches have had.

2. No. He watches film.

3. It's been at least a year.

Seriously, thanks.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ken, they haven't hired Shea. They interviewed him. They also interviewed three other guys, two of which have already turned down the job.

5:37 PM  
Blogger The Dude said...

Never too early for Draft talk!

Ok ... Armando, do you think Matt Shaub is worth a shot? I'm sure the Fins won't go after him (he's un-restricted) but just want your thoughts on it. Just for the sake of changing the direction of comments here.

Also, any chance they go after a free agent OL like Max Starks from Pittsburgh?

As for a chat ... I don't see the point in that these comments are like a prolonged chat anyway. Besides, like a certain Herald sports columnists/blogger likes to say, "I have a life."

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are going to keep Coldpepper and cut Harrington and Booker they should try to package them and trade for R. Moss...Might as well try to get some old chemistry...but do NOT give up a draft pick for him at least not a high one.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Hey Armando,

Do you know of anybody else that has been contacted for the Dolphins QB/OC Positions, besides Zampese, Carmichael, and Shea? Also, are the Dolphins planning to hire a QB Coach and a Offensive Coordinator, or just have one person fill both roles, since Coach Cameron will be the play-caller.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Armando:

Agreed on Samuel, the fit seems right and to take from a division rival is always nice. But what's this about DE as a need? If Carter stays (through a restructure I would presume), it seems like Taylor and Roth round out that position rather well. Not to mention the relative unknown with Rodrigue Wright who was terrific at Texas. Wouldn't you rank LT or DT ahead of DE at this point given the lack of quality and depth at those positions?

7:43 PM  
Blogger The Dude said...

My bad. I meant Shaub is NOT un-restricted.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Joey said...

Armando:

1: Did you get an info from Cameron about whether he will welcome Ricky and how he will be used (split back system or LT/Turner system)

2: What do you think Marcus Vick's fate will be. He made alot of strides last year at WR in camp and practice. Do you think he will be retained? They could sure use some speed at WR. Booker and Welker are just too slow.

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that the Phins were not very aggressive in trying to keep Randy Mueller. Do they really want him here longer term? He has one year left on his contract, no? What is your sense of his future with the Phins and if they are not really enamoured of him do you know what plan "B" will be?

Chooch

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday afternoon chat, great idea, just give plenty of notice so we can make arrangements to be at our computer.

6:51 AM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

Everyone would definiely enjoy a chat Armando.

My question relates to the defense in general. From the early indications, how involved will Cam be on that side of the football? Will it be a Spurrier situation where he does not pay any attention at all? (Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that since Capers is a very, very good coordinator)

Thanks

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Armando, thanks for the question & answer.

Has Cameron spent any time with the players to get a feel for what he wants to do with the QB situation?

On the chat... As someone said, "we have a life..." For me it means working. If you could have it from between 11:30 & 12:00 I could participate but the later time is not good.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando-

Care to enlighten us as to the "reasons" that Jeff hasn't been able to answer our questions?

Also, there was lots of noise made last season about the complexity of the defensive scheme as the reason for all the foul-ups in the secondary. Any idea if this year will be simplified with Dom seemingly in full control of the defense?

Thanks for the Q&A
and no thanks to the chat

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chat sounds like a good idea, but i don't think i could move my schedule around to accomodate

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Armando, what position or positions do you see Miami trying to address in Free Agency, compared to the draft? There seems to be alot of talent at Corner and Guard this year in FA. Also, could you give us a little insight on what the problem is with the Q&A With Jeff? Thanks

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,
With the Giants dumping both Luke Petitgouh, and Lavar Arrington, do you believe that either one still has contributing value? Also since they both play spots that need help, left tackle and pass-rushing linebacker, should the Dolphins seriously consider one or both players?

mf52dolphin

11:53 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Wow, you guys have been very busy since last night. OK, let's bet busy with some answers:

DUDE, Matt Schaub is restricted, not unrestricted, which means the Dolphins would likely have to pay multiple picks to get him -- probably a first and second if they can work it out.

Because of that, the Dolphins are likely not in the market as very few, if any, players are worth that to Miami right now.

I can say this: Schaub reminds me of a latter day Steve Young. Sat for a long time, will be outstanding when he gets his chance.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jon Michaels, I believe the Dolphins will likely hire an OC that will double as a QB coach as the real OC will Cameron.

The Dolphins made a big mistake not promoting Jason Garrett to OC. The guy is a rising star and they had him pigeonholed at QB coach when everyone else wanted him as an OC. Mistake

12:59 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Andrew, the left tackle spot is a void that is huge for Miami. What's the sense of worrying about a QB if your LT is so awful the QB won't last.

The reason I mentioned DE is that both Vonnie Holliday and David Bowens are unrestricted. I realize Holliday has been playing out of position, but he was a horse as a pass rusher on throwing downs.

DT? Yes, it's a need, but at least the Dolphins have bodies there -- assuming Fred Evans and Kevin Vickerson meet their potential and Manny Wright actually shows up.

I can't understate that the Dolphins have a ton of needs, however. A ton. And all the positions mentioned are among them

1:04 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joey, when I last spoke to Cameron, he had not made any decision on Ricky. Said it was too early to worry about that.

As for Marcus Vick, he will be given a chance just like any other bottom of the roster type guy. Saban was the benefactor for both Ricky and Vick. He's gone and so are their benefits of the doubt.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Chooch,

My biggest mistake as a journalist has always been to believe people aren't lying. That has gotten me burned on this beat as, guess what, people lie.

Having said that, Huizenga has said he wants Randy Mueller to remain with the Dolphins. But let's face it, the guy has a draft coming up. He has to come up with some quality players to strengthen his grip on his job.

He does that, and I believe he's more than capable, and Mueller will stay longterm. He bombs, and it would be unlikely he'll get a contract extension.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joseph, I don't know Cameron exceedingly well yet. But my sense is that he will be involved but not intrusive on defense. He realizes he has a really good core of coaches over there. Unless things start to go wrong, he's not going to muck things up over there. But he won't be as uninvolved as Spurrier was.

1:11 PM  
Blogger The Dude said...

That's what I thought. But I'm glad we agree that Shaub is going to be something when he gets his shot. In hindsight, holding onto the picks we gave up for Culpepper and Harrington would be nice to have back right about now.

Thanks Armando.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Patrick, Culpepper is at the facility practically every day, Lemon less so and Joey not at all as far as I know. Harrington is getting ready for a wedding in June.

Cameron hasn't really been hanging out with any of them, I don't think, but that is not how the guy is going to make his decision on the guys. That will be made based on film he studies, based on team reports he reads, and what he sees in the camps later on.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Dude, I guess you already corrected yourself on Schaub. I read them, like the Dolphins play them, one at a time.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Anonymous, it's not my place to answer why your questions haven't been answered.

As for the defense, there will be tweaks, but Dom Capers hasn't given any hints what those are.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jon, Miami's priority in FA will be ... Miami. Vonnie Holliday for one. The CB position will be attractive because of Samuels which we mentioned before on here.

One thing, free agency is a great way to eat up your cap. I believe the Dolphins will be extremely aggressive, but they are not one player away. So the "WE must get X" thinking won't be used. They'll fill first and bank on the draft to do most of their damage.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Kurt in Tampa said...

Ted Gin Jr

1:41 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

mf52dolphin, I don't see the Dolphins being too interested in Arrington. He is damaged goods and his agents (the postons) always seem to want a premium for their players regardless of how broken down they are.

I think the Dolphins will study the possibility, but you can get a LB in 3-4th rounds of the draft if you do your homework and pay a lot less than what Arrington will ask.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

i completely agree about trying to get assante samuel!the phins must make signing him prority no.1!~none of the corners they have are worth a crap!what did they have three ints between them all last year?cut wil allen,tillman,joey h. and that fat useless tackle they signed to the big contract last year(shelton?) and they have more than enough cap room to sign samuel(even if they have to make him the highest paid corner in the league).they will severely weaken the pats by doing so,and with a shut-down corner to play the other teams no.1 receiver there defense is much stronger(it was almost painfull to watch allen trying to cover the elite receivers last year)

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Armando:

You mentioned that Daunte is at the facility there pretty much every day. Any insight into how his health is progressing?

Also, with respect to the LT position, could you see the Fins making a charge at a Leonard Davis if he hits the market?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

Getting off the Dolphins for a second. What are your thoughts on the whole Marty being fired thing? Can it possibly be positive for the Chargers at this point? Is there another coach in recent memory who has been fired multiple times for being great but just not championship great?

4:00 PM  
Anonymous joey said...

LT Luke Petigout...Giants cut him. Any word on interest in him? He's solid

4:04 PM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

Samuel would be awesome...but Armando are you getting the impression that the Pats will franchise tag him? I know its not their style to do that, but even Belichek realizes that Samuel isn't just another cog in the machine. He allows them to do so much. Even if the Pats aren't willing to pay him the franchise money, they could still tag him and trade him. His value is too high right now to let him walk. I hope we get a shot at him, but if not Clements is the next best option in my opinion. Sounds like Briggs will get tagged too, he would also look good in Miami. Also, Considering our other needs, do you think Holliday would be worth the cap money it will take to keep him here? Not to mention he is no longer a spring chicken.

thanks- turns out I have a few non-draft questions after all.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Ken from CT said...

What about Olindo Mare??? I know they just signed another kicker and I thought Cam almost slipped during his original press conference about special teams and Mare being an issue...I'd rather spend the $$$ somewhere else than on an aging/inconsistent kicker.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Andrew, everybody: This is the truth of the matter.

The Dolphins coach came onboard three weeks ago. He spent one week moving, he spent another week trying to complete his staff (something he hasn't done yet) and he spent another week getting up to speed on his own Miami players. From here on out, Cameron and Randy Mueller must sit down and discuss the team's needs and the availability of who is out there. This hasn't been completed yet. So if you're asking me if they like Pettigout or Davis, I can't give an answer because they don't have an answer yet.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joseph, I think Marty was good, but not great. He won but didn't win big. It is amazing to me how the Chargers have had two administrations in the past decade that couldn't co-exist. Bobby Ross and Bobby Beathard didn't see eye-to-eye and obviously MArty and GM AJ Smith didn't even talk.

I don't see how Marty will coach this year and, given the trend to go with younger coaches, I think he'll have a hard time getting back into the NFL in the future.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

NY, Samuel might be tagged because, I gotta tell you, somebody is going to give him crazy money on the open market. This guy might be looking at a $15 million signing bonus in free agency. That's the market because so many teams have tons of money.

As for Holliday being no spring chicken ... he's only 31 which suggests he's got maybe three more good years left in him.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ken, the Dolphins should and probably will try to address Mare's contract. They tried to do it last offseason and he brushed them off and he'll probably do it again, believing he can get a job elsewhere.

Last year he was in the driver's seat because of his reputation, but that took a hit this season.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arrrmando..

Really controversial question and I understnd if you obstain from answering.. but in regards to the story on profootballtalk.com regarding Darlington's leaking the Saban clip... from your perspective do you think that "ill will" toward Saban facilitated its leakage and are you at all embracing of the sentiment "payback is a mofo". I sure am!!! HAHA!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando, thanks alot for doing this. Jason Cole really had us spoiled answering questions almost every day, we got addicted to it.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was nice to read that someone else noticed that this new guy whats him name... dont even remember he answers so few questions... Jeff I think. I would love to see the amount of hits the Q and A would get before with Cole as opposed to this guy. What a waste of loyal fan base. Nothing against you but I did not even start reading you until Cole left. I had to fill the void left by him... However let me say it was a nice surprise. Thanks
Tony in Mexico

7:18 PM  
Anonymous the guy said...

What do the Dolphins plan on doing with Jason Allen? Will he ever play or is he just going to be another wasted first round pick. Also i really don't think Samuel is that good. He gets beat too often by trying to jump the route each time. I think theyd be much better off with a veteran like Shawn Springs. I don't think Briggs will be worth the money or that Adalius Thomas is as good as advertised. Do you see the Dolphins possibly bringing in a QB through a trade rather than free agency or the draft. I think a guy like David carr is under-rated and under-appreciated. I think Houston would let him go. And th only other team besides the Dolphins dumb enough to be interested in Culpepper last year were the Raiders. Perhaps we could give them culpepper who knows maybe bring a 3rd rounder back for him. He's not going to be good not because of his injury but because of his incredible lack of skill that nobody seems to be seeing. But then again nobody seems to see it about Mike Vick Donnovan McNabb or Tom Brady either.

11:00 PM  
Anonymous FreeDarlington! said...

How long is Darlington's suspension going to last? Don't you think it's unfair of the Herald to make him the fall guy in this? Big O is the one who stabbed him in the back and played the tape on the air.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ar Sal, How soon will the dolphins release Joey Harrington ? Have you Daunte lately ? I heard he has balloon up to 285lbs and was still
limping. Hopefully B. Quinn will fall to us or else we're in trouble. Are there any cuts coming in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks, Wil

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Joseph said...

Armando. Again thanks for taking these questions. Since this team is more than one player away, do you think it would really be a good idea to go after a high priced free agent this offseason who will have a huge cap number by the time the Dolphins are realistically in a position to make a deep playoff run? Obviously I want them to win as quickly as possible, but for so many years the band-aid theory was applied trying to get high priced vets and now we are paying for it. Thanks

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

After watching New Orleans this year I will never again accept the idea that a team is two or three years away. Most colleges are running systems similar to the pros. That means rookies can have a much bigger impact. The phins dominated the Bears and shut out New England two very good teams. They just lacked consistency or confidence on offense, and at times playcalling made you scratch your head. If the fins can sign Samuel they will have playmakers at corner, LB and and DE, and the Phins will field a defense that is tops in the league. I really believe Roth will have a breakout year. Roth is one of the only things Saban did right. That leaves us with two strong needs WR and OL. The Ol position can be fixed in FA, and we could use our first pick on a good WR. Preferrably, Ted Ginn Jr, who can serve in multiple roles. One question Armando, is Rodrique Wright still on the roster. If he is healthy I think he can bolster the OL or at least add depth, but I have not heard anything regarding his status. Despite what alot of people think once Daunte is healthy and has his mobility back he will be a good QB for the Phins. The real question mark I see is how the offense will respond to another philosophy/system change.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Exiled in Stl said...

Armando- I appreciate you answering our questions and generally caring about us fans, and I enjoy your work, but I have one left-over bone to pick: Remember that story you reported in December stating that UA had offered Saban $5 mill a year (using Dolphins players and Kirk Herbstriet as your sources), but Saban turned them down? Obviously, this story was inaccurate, as Saban's final contract was $4 mill a year, and it's unlikely he turned down a $5 mill offer to accept a $4 mill offer. Shortly after you ran this story, perhaps suddenly feeling undervalued, Rich Rodriguez reversed course and decided not to accept Alabama's $2 mill a year offer offer to which he had verbally agreed. There's a good chance that your inaccurate report played a role in that decision, which opened the door to Saban being hired away. So: 1) Why hasn't there been a retraction or apology for the unquestionably inaccurate December story. and 2) Why on earth would you use Dolphins players with no connection to Alabama and Herbstreit as your sources for that story? I never made it past sports editor of my college paper, but it seems irresponsible to me.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous me said...

hey anthony how is a defensive linemen going to help our o line? and no culpepper will not be a good quarterback for us or any team cause he is absolute garbage.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Guys, I have no opinion about any collegue at my paper that I am going to share in this forum.

I know that's not the juicey answer everyone wanted, but now you know how I felt when I asked Saban questions and got the run around.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Hey Tony, I appreciate you reading me of late since Jason left. But you're late to the party, brother. I've been covering the Dolphins since 1990 and for the Herald since 1993.Where were you?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

The guy, I really wonder sometimes when people say let's trade Culpepper. OK, let's do it. Where? If he was somewhere else and that team came to the Dolphins to offer a QB that hasn't played a full season in two years, played poorly the times he was healthy since that time, and is no sure bet to recover, would you make that trade?

So unless somebody loses their minds, there isn't going to be much of a trade market for Daunte Culpepper. It look like he will be Miami's QB in 2007

3:36 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Joseph, I agree with you that the team is not that close. But there is a thought out there that they are quite close -- and part of that opinion is shared within the organization.

Want the bright side of the Dolphins?

They had at least three OL that got hurt last year that should make the line stronger this year.

Ronnie Brown is going to continue improving and Ricky Williams is coming back.

Jason Allen has a full year under his belt and will be a force.

Culpepper will be 100 percent again.

Lemon has experience now and will be a great backup.

The team has $16-$17 million cap room to do damage in free agency.

They have the No. 9 pick in the draft and will get a starter out of that spot.

Sounds great doesn't it? That's why I think they might try to make a splash.

But I agree with you. They need to build wisely, lay a solid foundation, even if it takes another year and another draft, before they should overspend for that one player to get them over the top.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Exiled, I appreciate your question and I stand by my reporting. The first time Saban turned away from Alabama, the contract was not on paper, it was a preliminary deal. It was also for a longer term. Saban ultimately got a shorter term for less money. A longer term would be worth more to Alabama while a shorter term was worth less. That the side eventually agreed on the shorter term for slightly less money does not mean they did not discuss the longer term at a higher salary.

And yes, the story cited players and Kirk, but I had two other sources which I did not feel compelled to cite that agreed with the facts I already had. Ultimately, how would my story have been stronger citing unnamed sources? We do it that when we must, but try to stay away from that when possible.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Ken from CT said...

Armando,

Now that it's all said and done, did everyone really dislike Saban as much as is being portrayed in the media? I even heard John Clayton at ESPN say Miami should win at least 2 more games just by NOT having Nick around....One of my buddies said a lot of the admin staff had to call him "Mr. Saban" Is this guy for real?

3:53 PM  
Blogger Exiled in Stl said...

Thanks for the quick response Armando, and I don't want to be mean-spirited, but the lawyer in me wants to point out two potential flaws in your reasoning:

1) You said that the $4 mill contract "does not mean they did not discuss the longer term at a higher salary." The problem is that your December article didn't report that the sides were "discussing" a 10 yr, $50 mill contract (which was later amended to a report of a 5yr, 25 mill contract), but that it had been OFFERRED. In retrospect, these figures seem unlikely.

2. I agree that only citing unnamed sources isn't very credible. But my point is that citing sources that have no source of reliable information doesn't exactly improve the situation. It would be like quoting an Alabama player on the issue of the identity of the Dolphins' next offensive coordinator.

I know you're providing me a free service in reporting and I have no right to complain, but: 1) I hold you to high standards because you are good at your job, and 2) the timing of the article's release may have played a role in R.Rod's changing his mind on Alabama (An Alabama trustee described the article as "harmful"), which led to Saban leaving, which led to, well, everything that has happened since Saban left. Given all the consequences, I thought the issue is worth some examination.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Ken, there were people in the organization that didn't like Saban and others that had no real opinion.

The media not liking Saban is overblown because we don't determine or have an affect on how many games the team wins or loses.

Let me say this: I think Nick Saban was a good coach. He was not a good talent evaluator. He was about average in that department. He collected a fine staff of coaches, however, and in that respect he was better than either Jimmy Johnson or Dave Wannstedt. But again, his talent failed him, and his ability to make evaluation on that talent (such as realizing Yeremiah Bell needed to be in the lineup three weeks after people like me realized it) also failed him.

Did he win or lose because of how people liked him or not? I don't think so.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Exiled, I appreciate your view ... but you're wrong.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Exiled in Stl said...

I can't argue with that kind of detailed, logical analysis! ; )

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armondo,
you said that you think miami is more than a couple players away,but I say this.
1) the one player that could of made a difference in the season is Mare.
A couple of made fieldgoals and we maybe win two more games last season,and a possible different ending to the season.
2)A bunch of catches by one or two rec. and we maybe win one or two more games ,and a possible different ending to the season
so you think that a couple of better players in a couple places on the roster wouldn't have made any dif last year or next year.
I think a couple of outstanding players in a couple of key positions and we could have went into the playoffs.but
Knowing what I know now,because of how this season went we got rid of saban,not knowing he was ready to drop the ball and run at the first sign of trouble, I guess it turned out not so terrible,as far as terrible goes.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Bloodlust said...

Armando...
which sports page, or magazine do you recommend that gives the most accurate and unbiased reports on football (NFL and college), and players. Sometimes it appears some writers copy what someone else says just to have something to say, and others give their personal opinion.

I do not have the opportunity to read much about the sports situation, so I would like to get the most accurate news, reviews, and information possible. Thanks.

Not that I do not get a lot of information from everyone here on the blog, and the Herald, but I would like an alternate source of information.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why haven't the questions been anwered? why do't you take over?

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly did you see in Jason Allen to expect him to be a force,and when did you see it??

He showed nothing in games,and I thought Saban did not let the media
watch practice??

Lloyd Heilbrunn

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Armando, since you think Miami might make a splash, wouldn't they at least think about trading for Randy Moss concidering both him and Culpepper both had they're most productive years with eachother? Wouldn't this be the best thing to happen to Chirs Chambers since he would no longer be double covered? Do you see Miami trying to get a true #1 or at least someone that can push Chambers?

12:25 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

bloodlus, not to drive traffic away from this website, but I enjoy the stuff on NFL.com, particularly Adam Schefter's work, the work of John Clayton and others on ESPN.com and Peter King's work on SI.com.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Lloyd, I have NEVER said I expect Jason Allen to be a force. In an earlier post, I wrote that the case can be made by an optimist that things are going to get really good next year and I listed reasons. I said one reason might be that Allen gets his act together and plays up to his draft status. I did not write that I believed he would. I wrote that an optimist, a fan, somebody else, might hope or believe he will.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Jon, trading for Randy Moss would be dumb for the dolphins. Why give up anything for a guy who loafs on plays that don't interest him and is a cancer on his team?

12:33 AM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

Bloodlust...

I reccommend getting Sirius Satellite Radio. The NFL Radio channel is amazing. Schefter is good, but my favorite is Adam Schein on there. They also have all the Phins games if you are unable to tune in to the television. I have the sportster and you can use it in the car and on your home stereo. Between Howard Stern and NFL radio, it is worth the cost. Not to mention the commercial free music. They ought to pay me for this endorsement. HAHA Armando you are right about Clayton, he is a great resource for current information. I must disagree about Peter King though. He is SI's version of Dan LeBatard. (Arrogant Prick)

Armando what do you think of Tim Rattay? He was dealt a tough hand when he played in SF, but I thought he made the most of it. This year I thought he was pretty solid for Tampa at the end of the season. To me he may be the perfect addition to our QB group. He will be very cheap, would be a great back-up and could fill in as a starter if DC can't handle it. This would still allow us to bring in a rookie to compete.(assuming Harringot is a goner) What are your thoughts on him?

Is Harrington due a big roster bonus and if so, when should we expect him to get released? Although I must say, Joey is a great man. What he did for those people is incredible. He has always been a class act, even the way he handled the fall-out in Detroit. The NFL needs more guys like that to cancel out the bad rep that many players (especially Bengals) have brought to the league. I just wish he was a little more accurate.

9:37 AM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

I forgot to mention...Rattay is used to playing behind a porous line. (Both in SF and TB) This should make it a smooth transition to our team.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Hank in the 400 said...

Armando, this has been one og=f your better postings simply because of your responses and quick feedback. I think sometimes the respondents on this page think you sit and have long cerebral conversations with the coaching staff and sometimes they can't tell the difference in your honest appraisal and response and, like the optimistic response, sarcasm.

I agree that Sirius and Adam Shein with Solomon Wilcox and Jim Miller are an excellent resource and you can call or email for specific questions.

If you could, Armando, post a health report on D-Pep. Will he ever be healthy enough to play anywhere. Also, good response to those who talk of trading him as Saban can't take him at Ala.

Why do you suppose Garret din't get OC? Did he fet on the front office bad side or maybe they blamed him on the QB play last season.

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