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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pete Kendall derby is over and Dolphins don't win

OK guys, I have posted on the Herald sports website a story about the Dolphins losing out in the Pete Kendall derby. Here's the story link: http://www.miamiherald.com/1190/story/212725.html

There's no doubt the Dolphins would have loved to add Kendall to their offensive line. He's tough, savvy, gritty and just plain solid. The only way the Dolphins had a chance to get Kendall after he went to Washington was for him to fail the physical. Despite being sidelined with a shoulder injury the past couple of days, Kendall passed the exam.

Meanwhile, I wouldn't blame Miami management for not getting Kendall. It's not the Dolphins fault the Jets preferred to deal with a team outside the division -- even if the Redskins and Jets do play this season. And although the Dolphins had a conversation with the Jets about making the trade, they were not about to pay a ransom for a player who has maybe two fine years left in his career.

The Redskins will deliver to New York a fifth-round pick in 2008 if Kendall plays 80 percent of the downs this year.

Sooo....

I would like to know if you're disappointed? I would like to know if you think the Dolphins will be better off without Kendall in the long term because not having him means younger players will get more snaps? I would like to know how optimistic/pessimistic you are about Miami's OL as it is shaped now?

One final thing: Regardless of the fact the Dolphins didn't get this good player, Dolfans can take solace that one of their division rivals is diminished by this trade.

You thoughts?

28 Comments:

Anonymous Tom @ Jax said...

I'm changing my name from Tom to Tom @ Jax. There's to many Tom's on this site. But, Kendall may not have it anymore. It may not be his dissatisfaction causing the preseason fall off. Maybe he's over the hill due to mounting injuries and he knows it so he wants all the money he can get now.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando, it's tough to get a handle on the OL because its been in such a stat of flux. You'd think that with Cam's and Houck's experience they would have a good gut feel for who is going to be out there on opening day. Instead we get all this ridiculous mixing and matching that is beginning to give the Cam regime a distinct Wannstedian odor. I say pick your five and let'm fly, then I can tell what's the deal

1:06 PM  
Blogger lacesoutdan said...

The Jets won't have Kendall protecting Pennington anymore. That's a big advantage for the Dolphins.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Why would the Jets trade Kendall to the Dolphins?

So, no disappointment here because it was a fantasy to begin with.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous NYScott said...

I for one am fine with not getting Kendall. We don't really know how the line is going to work out this year but I don't think it is wise to give up another draft pick for a 1 or 2 year guy, and that's (1 to 2 yrs) if his shoulder doesn't become a recurring problem. I like Satele,Hadnot,and Carey and think they will be solid. I'm hoping that Liewinski can be a stop gap until free agency or the draft (or Mormino comes around) and we need Shelton to realize that he has something to prove. A lot of question marks there. PS I just realized having Hadnot next to Satele is going to help the rookies growth tremendously. If he misses a call Rex can point it out to him before the play,that's a definite plus for the Phins.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous PJK said...

I'm not disappointed at all. Kendall has a track record of being a malcontent. The Jets cheated him,but he cried about $$ in Arizona too. They released him mid season,even though their line sucked.If Washington got him for a 4,which is whats being reported,we would have to offer at least a 3 to get him.Why give a high pick to a division rival for a an older player who will probably become a headache?
If they cant trade for a proven LT,(like Shaeffer from Cle.)and move Carey to Guard,they should wait and see who gets cut. Trading for other teams older problems isnt the answer.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Orca said...

No way the Dolphins should or would give a 4th rd. pick for Kendall. Scan the cuts in the next week or so and make a move there.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Kendall derby? Wow, another classic example of uninformed hyperbole.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Jack Meoff said...

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2:08 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Hey anonymous, there were at least three teams interested in Kendall, probably four according to one source. So that constitutes a derby. Thank you for your support.

2:23 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

I'm happy we didn't get him. The line is not some puzzle thats missing a piece, and especially not someone who is clearly on the downside of his career.

Our line just needs experience and time to gel. We've got young guys on the line and it has the potential to become great in the coming years.

Band-aids like Kendall don't work. Develop your drafted talent for Pete's sake!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, don't sweat (or feed) the trolls. Some folks define themselves by posting rude remarks they wouldn't dream of saying to anyone in person larger than a 10-year-old girl. Simply a function of the internet age. You're doing fine work.

Anyway, I'm for one not upset we missed out on Kendall. A 3rd (or even a 4th) is too high a price.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Willi Chirino said...

Yeah, Armando all these anonymous dorks that spend all day reading you like you're the Bible then criticizing without knowing crap are not worth responding to.

You're kicking tail and taking names, brother. Viva Cuba Libre!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

I didn't have any illusions about Kendall becoming a Dolphin. The Jets were not about to let the Fins get him.

It's going to be hard to pick up any one who can help from the castaways about to be let go. We're going to have to play the cards we have been dealt and hope these guys step up.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't think it was much of a derby either even with 3 or 4 teams interested. but wasn't a big deal to call it a derby. its catchier than some of the other options to put in the title.

but to the point of whether i'm disappointed or not I'd agree with the other posters who said they weren't expecting the Jets to trade him to a team within their own division. i thought if they cut him then we had a chance but definitely not if came down to a trade.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Hermano said...

Ditto what Chirino said. How's Lissette?

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it folks - the fins aren't a contender this year anyway; so giving picks for an aging player isn't smart. I like what Cam is doing - I like Carey, Rex and the Satele. We need 2 more OLmen - we can get them in FA next year or the draft (or both). The line will have another year to gell and I think you'll see Miami back to a legit contender next season.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous oscar_g said...

First of all, he's a stinkin' jet.

And second of all, the only reason Fins considered him is because of the instability of the offensive line. The result of at least 10 years of neglect.

An offensive line needs time to develop, especially w/ young players in the mix.

To have expectations so early in a coaches first run is just plain silly.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Jose Cil said...

Yo, Mando, the Jews over at the Sentinel scooped your butt again on the Kendall news.

Stop blogging 'bout video games and start pounding the pavement for stories.

You're starting to be an embarassment to your patria.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Helbourne said...

First of all, we need not go after players with a short playing span. We are in need of building an OL that will be strong for a long time. I could see it if that was the only spot needing filled, but we still lack the quality young players to have a great OL for years to come.

Come the beginning of the season there might be other players available to satisfy our needs. I see no reason in investing in a possible quick fix in one spot. I trust Cameron is keeping his eyes and ears open on cuts to help fill our deficits.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Jose Cil said...

Armando, never mind my idiot husband. He's very lonely in jail (he's serving 12 months for soliciting an undercover male policeman) and has nothing to do but read about the Dolphins.

Problem is he's illiterate and can't tell the difference between good reporting and crap reporting.

You are doing a great job, much better than the jews at the sentinel.

By the way, are you married? I'm lonely.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous edswood said...

I have wanted Kendall at guard for a while now but not at the expense of a draft pick, especially not a fourth rounder. There have been plenty of OL taken in the fourth round that have gone on to start for ten years or more. Kendall might have two or three years tops. Plus the fins already gave away there fourth round pick for an over the hill player. Having Kendall at guard would not make this a superbowl contending team so trading for him did not make sense. Washington just happens to be a team that loves giving away draft picks even more than the Dolphins do. Guess the experiment of moving Todd Wade to guard didnt work out for them. Would love to have him at tackle in Miami. End of a long story the Fins are rebuilding and need to keep as many draft picks as possible. The USC Trojans probably have a better OL than the fins do but you cant keep giving picks away. Thats how our line got into this position in the first place.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see kendal as a permenant solution to our OL issues, i believe if we are going to lose something then we need to go after a big time OL that will stay in the system and make our team better either by trade, FA or the draft and will work with Beck our Hier apparent QB

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they had gotten Pete Kendall, he would have been their best OL. An offensive line that features Cris Liewinski & Anthony Alabi. It's gonna be a long season.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armando i think the person that would be most upset about the fins not getting kendall was you. preveious post stated we needed him. im with most other posters i got faith in Cam and what he's doing. i mean when he took over SD line it went from wost to 1st. cant argue w/ that

--CJ

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Joe Cil said...

Mando, please ignore my wife, Mrs. Jose Cil

Apart from being a castrating puta, she has contracted multiple venereal diseases.

She also betrays her people every election year by voting for Democrats-- Jewish Democrats, no less.

But if you want her, I'll sell her to you for a quarter and a wild-card berth.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mr. & Mrs. Jose Cil deserve each other since they are both blatant racist anti-semites. They sound like morons when they label people.

Armando,

As it has been proven time & time again, you are almost always first with the best scoop and when you are not, it is because the other rag jumped the gun with shoddy reporting and then your piece comes to clean up their literary mess.

Jewish Cuban

Yes, I'm a Jewban

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Stevfin said...

I wanted to see offensive Left guard Kendall in a dolfins uniform, I had a google alert to my email and the jets website in my favorites folder. By Kendall's own admission in an interveiw after the trade he'll not have the offense scheme completely down by the Dolfins Sept 9th game at RFK. advantage Jason Taylor dolfins. The weakest link on the Jets roster, besides besides newly aquired RB Thomas Jones ankle is the left side of the line Mangini's ego had Kendall on the 2nd team and Chad Pennington was getting killed from the left side threw two pick 6 and sacked 3 times all from the left. advantage dolfins Jason Taylor Sept 23 game add 2-3 wins to the Dofins totals form this move alone. Maybe we didn't aquire Kendall because Man Genius didn't want him in our division maybe Kendall can still contribute to our win total we'll watch and see.

11:45 AM  

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