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Friday, February 29, 2008

Ernest Wilford, Josh McCown sign (excited?)


Receiver Ernest Wilford was expendable in Jacksonville because the Jaguars wanted someone with more speed and dash even though Wilford led the team with 45 receptions last season.

Josh McCown (pictured) has been expendable in Arizona, and Detroit, and Oakland.

The Dolphins have signed both today.

Wilford has signed a four-year deal worth $13 million with a whopping $6 million signing bonus considering he is not assured of being a starter. The Miami Herald's Jeff Darlington is reporting McCown has signed a two-year deal worth $6.25 million.

"Ernest has great respect for coach Parcells even though he's not the coach," said agent Drew Rosenhaus, who negotiated the deal but declined to give contract specifics. "It's a great fit for Ernest and I think for the Dolphins. Now it's up to him to come in and work hard and compete."

Wilford is a bigger more accomplished Derek Hagan. He is 6-4 and 218 pounds. He caught 45 passes for 518 yards last season with 3 touchdowns. He started 14 of 16 games.

84 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the Volek rumors are specifically what? We know he is on thier radar, but what more beyond that is out there?

4:15 PM  
Anonymous MartinK said...

That is insane - it was reported that he was having trouble passing a physical as well. I hope this means we're not bringing in Keyshawn, since we got our old, slow receiver now. Did you sleep in today, Armando?

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats good news I think...we needed a good possesion reciever and the fact that he had sooo many receptions last year with a green Qb means he is even better thatn people might think

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PFT just posted that we signed Josh McCown to a two year deal worth +/- 6.2 Million dollars...

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This day has been nuckin futs! But, you gotta love it!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, Armando. Where ya been? It's 4 p.m. and you're giving us stuff we already know? How bout something a bit more juicy? :)

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when was the last time the fins were this active in FA the first day?.... and by active i mean bringing in players not sending them off

--CJ

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clayton is reporting that we are about to sign Michael Turner. Heard anything?

4:48 PM  
Anonymous chase said...

some reason ill almost guarantee we dont pick up turner

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Aphinsfan said...

Mando come on man let's go!!! PFT is updated moves every 5 min. What is the status with Pace, he is the mose important cog to this whole day???..and Shefter says that Smith from the Bengals is in town is that true..lets go dude we need answers and we need them now!!!!!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt think we would go after turner.. but i have to admit i hope your right

--CJ

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Phins Fan in NE said...

To Martin K: Wilford is 29! How old is Meshawn? We need a big physical receiver on this offense that can catch, move the chains and run block. I like the move.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just out of curiosity, wasnt wilford the one on the jags that tore us up the last time we played them... its kinda like what the pats did w/ welker... take the guys that tore you a new one

--CJ

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Dolphins don't try to patch together a team of has beens or never will be's. I really wish they would be smart this time. I'm tired of suffering.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the ESPN free agent news wire, some interesting signees:

Parcells wasting no time Miami
After a busy morning of making deals, the Dolphins signed free-agent QB Josh McCown, who started nine games for the Raiders last year, to a two-year deal, $6.25 million contract Friday afternoon. He could start in Week 1 for Miami.

Miami also signed former Jacksonville free-agent wide receiver Ernest Wilford to a four-year, $13 million contract that included a $6 million signing bonus and another $1 million escalator.

The Miami Dolphins stormed out of the free-agent gate early Friday, adding yet another young player. The Dolphins reached agreement with former Tennessee defensive tackle Randy Starks on a five-year, $21 million contract that includes $7 million worth of guaranteed money. The best part of Starks might be his upside. He is only 24 years old.

The Dolphins also have reached agreement on a trade with the Dallas Cowboys that would reunite DT Jason Ferguson with Parcells and give Miami a new starting defensive tackle tandem for the coming season.

Additionally, the Dolphins signed former Jets tight end Sean Ryan to a one-year deal and were expecting a visit from Arizona linebacker Calvin Pace.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Mando-----stop texting LeBatard & tell us something about the slew of new signees.

5:20 PM  
Blogger JinVA said...

Wow...the signings are falling into place even better than I'd hoped! Now...I'd LOVE to see us finish off with one more O-lineman, C. Pace, and a CB. Do NOT let Pace leave town without signing!!!

5:31 PM  
Blogger William said...

ESPN has pposted the Dolphins have signed Wilford, Starks, LB Torbor from the Giants, Smiley, Sean Ryan from the Jets...

where the hell you at armando?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, Talk about pretty much not doing crap, I'm sorry but the dolphins have yet to make any major splash, i know we are rebuilding and we need to fill needs everywhere across the board...BUT ferguson is old and done, he's 33, didn't play last season and your giving up picks???

Oh and we let Faneca go with the JETS...come onnnnn....we signed a guard with a bad shoulder for 25 mil, horrible....we didn't even make a run at asaunte samuel, come on he's what the dlphins need and the position would be filled for years to come!!! we needed a high impact corner...As for reciever, you go randy moss and javon walker out there, and you real in ernest wilford!!! big reciever who can't run, today's game is about speed AND size....might as well have signed shaquille o'neal to play reciever...

we also know that jeremy shockey is out there to be traded, what better fit than the dolphins!!?? he would fill TE for years to come as well, come on!!! go after him parcells....

I like going after calvin space but that joey porter money i do not like, trade porter! if thats what it takes...

HAHAHAHHAHAH ok so maybe i'm exagerrating just a bit about all these moves but i mean come on, the dolphins have never gone after stars, and that's why we lose, because we have a whole bunch of scrubs, not impact player....The jets got kris jenkins and alan faneca and high draft pick for vilma....THE PATRIOTS as cheap as they are supposedly want to give moss almost 10 mil a year...

Get lance briggs!!!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not that impressed so far nobody is the big splash we needed on both side of the ball hell i follow the game pretty good and some of these guys leave me scratching my head like huh what

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's just no pleasing some people.

5:50 PM  
Blogger JinVA said...

Faneca just signed with the Jets.

5:56 PM  
Blogger JinVA said...

"There's just no pleasing some people."

NO DOUBT!

We are not in contention this year or next. Faneca, while solid, is a 10 year vet who brought big dollars. Trust Sporano...O-line is what he does!

Ferguson is a stop gap.

Wilford is an excellent cheap possesion receiver who's a BIG target, and we took a young BIG blocking TE from the Jets.

Let the guys build. Geezus.

McCown out played Daunte, and Daunte only got to play when Josh got hurt. He will be a solid back up.

As for Torber...again...he's from the NFC East...these guys know him!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Guys, I apologize if you think I'm not providing up to the minute stuff, but I am working on my column for the paper tomorrow.

You have the news. It's on miamiherald.com and everywhere else on the web.

Meanwhile, I'll be on the radio tomorrow 4-7 on TheTicket if you want to talk about everything that is going on.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what we needed another slow wide receiver.Maybe we can now sign Keyshawn Johnson and start putting some fear in opposing DB's.Once again we stink up the place with these mediocre players.While New England signs Moss and Stallworth we sign these stiffs.
Vinny

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

id rather have the right peices than make a big splash anyway. im not 100% on Mccown but , they have made what seem to be good moves every other place. Earnest gives us hands which we lack(hagans cant catch a cold) and torbor helps our LB core which we look like we are running the 3-4 again. A big DT to fill gaps and an o lineman to help our growing one. not to mention a TE who can block.
This year is a rebuilding year, the true results will start showing themselves next year. after last year people need to learn to be patient.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

Well so far noone has been right about one single free agent that is gonna help our team next year. Everyone said We'll be fine we'll get faneca, flozell, asante, lj lewis, hayneworth, M williams, etc... So far not one of them.. and they are all gone, besides faneca, but that isnt looking promising... Kinda a dissapointing day, but i did like E. Wilford.. I mean i should be the GM thats exactly who i picked up the first year in the free agency in madden.. haha j/k

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

So noones gave javon walker a thought. I know hes been through a lota injuries, but when hes been healthy hes been productive. I'm guessing thats not gonna happen now that we have wilford though

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Armando said...

Idiots. Who cares about making a big splash? I don't care who the players are. I just want to win.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody got any inside info. on calvin pace? is he still in town working on a deal?

has anyone else heard anything about turner coming to the MIA?

7:35 PM  
Anonymous David K said...

to Martin K:

You are going to be surprised with Wilford. He is the hardest worker, and drop nothing. He also will be great for your community as he was for us in Jax.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAAAAA!!!!

Armando, what the hell?! You haven't broke anything all day?

WHERE'S THE SOURCES??????

7:43 PM  
Blogger JinVA said...

I'm really hoping for C. Pace. He'd be a great LDE opposite Holiday.

I watched a few Jville games, and I thought Wilford played pretty well. They ALWAYS targeted him in the red zone, and he'll be a nice addition. I'm still hoping we'll host B. Johnson...maybe McCown will bend their ear a little on him!

I don't know if any of you listen to Sirius, but Adam LOVES J. McCown...not that he's joe GM, but he is a former player who follows the game with a fine comb. I thought McCown played pretty well at Oakland considering their team was nearly as bad as ours!

7:44 PM  
Blogger JinVA said...

Oh...and on Smiley...he was injured a lot last year, but the year prior Gore had a break out year with Smiley as his pulling guard.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By signing Ernest Wilford, Miami is the winner of the day and Jacksonville is the BIGGEST loser of the day. He's been David Garrard's #1 "go to" guy and now the Jaguars will be stuck with Matt "Maria" Jones; Dennis "fumbles" Northcutt; Charles "hot guns in Palatka" Sharon; and Mike "I have yet to play" Walker, along with Troy "I'm fast but can't catch" Williamson and Jerry "I, I, I, I" Porter. As you can now see Miami IS the winner, and the Jaguars still have these losers.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCown, WTF! He is garbage. I left south Florida 7 years ago and stayed a Phins fan. I may not be able to support the Dolphins after this season.

7:56 PM  
Blogger William said...

these aren't impact signings but this team is several years for being a legitimate contender. these signings give some depth to the depth chart, which is exactly what the brass needs to be doing. there's no point in giving a huge contract to someone when it still won't make the phins contenders. the impact players will come in the draft. we should be excited they're not blowing money on free agents like prior administrations did; that's why the team sucks so much right now.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pace signed..$20 mill guaranteed.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Arle said...

They signed Pace, and Ian Gold. Now we need to work on OL and Defensive Backs in draft.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous MartinK said...

Well David K., I hope you're right about Wilfork. It just seems odd that a team that had 0 quality receivers released their "go to guy." I can't be exited yet. On a positive note, the moves today do show that we'll be running a 3-4 defense and at least we've kept almost all of our draft picks. Also, I thought Justin Peele was a blocking TE, but we get the Jets guy? I do imaging that our new additions will provide depth, but we did seem to throw some relatively big money around for players that aren't special.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Pace and Gold signing being reported?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARMANDO OF COURSE IT'S EXCITING BILL PARCELLS HAS REBUILT THE FRONT OF THE DEFENSE IN ONE DAY AND IS'NT DONE I EXPECT CALVIN PACE AND CHARLIE ANDERSON WILL SIGN BY DAY'S END OR OVER THE WEEKEND TO ADD MORE POP AND BEEF UPFRONT ON D ON THE OLINE SMILEY IS A GREAT PICKUP A MONSTER OF A MAN AND WILFORD WAS THE JAGS BEST WR IN MY OPINION YES YES I KNOW THEY HAVE MATT JONES BUT WILFORD WAS BETTER. MCCOWN IS A SOLID QB AS WELL BESIDES HAVING A GREAT DAY TODAY YOU BUILD YOUR TEAM THROUGH THE DRAFT END OF STORY BRYAN IN OHIO I WILL SPEAK TO YOU TOMORROW ON 790 ARMANDO 415

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pace signing is on SI.com Cannot confirm Gold signing

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

caps lock is cruise control for cool

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People seem to forget that big names in FA don't necessarily correspond to wins. Rushing out and signing the Joey Porter's and Nate Clement's of the world didn't help Miami and San Francisco last year, now did it? I don't have a problem with the front office not going after Faneca, snapping up Pace, or getting into the Samuel sweepstakes.

Let's say you throw tons of money at a big name like Faneca or you give Pace the "Porter-like" signing bonus, and you come to learn that he was a system guy or relied more heavily on the talent around him. Or (Marino forbid), the big name FA goes down with an injury. All of a sudden, your team is in the same position it was in before, and the cap space has been eaten up.

The Dolphins made some solid moves today, getting young players with experience who have a chance to contribute.

** McCown - This may be his 4th team since he joined the league, but who has he played for - the Cards, the Lions, and the Raiders? He has great tools for a QB, and if nothing else, he is a stop-gap until Beck or a future draft pick wins the job. My guess is that the Fins take a QB on day one of the draft, but it will not be Ryan.

** Randy Starks - Another young player with the ability to develop into the NT that we need, or at least play in heavy rotation on the line.

** Jason Ferguson - Gives us a starting NT until Starks develops or until we find someone in the draft.

** Justin Smiley - Another young guy who was on a lot of teams' radars. With Coach Sparano's knowledge of the offensive line, Smiley could become a solid guard for several years. And with a draft deep at the offensive line position, the Fins can now draft a guy in the later rounds to develop at guard, or make a big move and take Jake Long to help solidify the line.

** Ernest Wilford - The only problem I have with Wilford is the signing bonus. I have never thought much of him, but he could be a quality possession receiver. He's basically a more capable version of Derek Hagan. He and Hagan could give Ginn more opportunities to move to the slot on 3 WR formations.

** Reggie Torbor - This is one of the less-heralded signings that could prove to be a good fit. If nothing else, Torbor provides some much needed youth and depth at LB, but at his age, he could also develop into a starter. I'm admittedly a fan of the guy (fellow Auburn alum - War Eagle!), but I really think he has potential.

** Sean Ryan - To be honest, I don't know much about him, but it sounds to me like he has been brought in as a blocking TE on running or max protect situations. Since he cost next to nothing, I don't really have a problem and feel the front office knows what they are doing.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pace is in. Where did you see Ian Gold and the Dolphins in the same sentence?

I'm excited about todays moves. They were fast and agressive. I'm sure that if Samuel and Fanaca had interest in the Dolphins then we would have forked over the cash to them. They weren't interested. At least Samuel wasn't. I think Fanaca is beaten up. Mangini can't afford another garbage season so he'll take what he can get. The guys we were able to target came here because of Parcells bottomline. I think Parcells could have had Fanaca if he thought it was a better option over developing Smiley.

Forget the salary cap. If things continue at this pace there virtually is no salary cap.

So was the Ross sale a sign that the money was going to flow and Wayne wanted a partner to soften the blow?

Get down,

Ryan Sproviero
ryansproviero@yahoo.com

9:09 PM  
Anonymous SOB said...

I support the last poster for having a clue and having a well educated and thought out post.

with the exception of JinVA most of you guys are brain dead. Why on earth would you pay Alan Faneca 8 million a season or Samuels 9.5 million when you are no where close to contending? Not all these players are "stop gaps". Some can really be strong, great players... but Miami is 2-3 years away from really making the post season. You want Faneca to be an old man and at the worst part of his career before you make it to the playoffs? Gawd some of you people should rub some brain cells together and try to spark a IQ.

By the way, all the signings today with maybe an exception or two were brilliant IMO. Low risk, high reward type guys and huge players to plug the line. Starks is hopefully going to be the NT we desperately need and we still have the draft. We will have a good team put together this year and we'll have a much MUCH better record than we did last season. We will surprise a lot of people, I'll guarantee it.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Aphinsfan said...

Somebody please tell me where u saw the Pace signing I have been waiting to here that one all day...cant find it...Damn Mando..u must be on vacation again!!

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its si.com:
here is the entire article:

According to a league source, the Dolphins have agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Calvin Pace.

The fifth-year pro is coming off his best season after recording 98 tackles, including 6 1/2 sacks. The financial terms haven't been disclosed but is believed to include over $20 million in guaranteed money.

Pace's signing leaves Joey Porter's status with the team in limbo after being the team's marquee signing a season ago.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very dissapointing coverage from Armando....no one wants to wait until Saturday afternoon to listen to you on the non-Dolphin station, 790. And your predictions from the last few days were way off. I am going to profootballtalk.com.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Aphinsfan said...

Thanks anonymous...im going back to PFT those guys are on the ball!!...c ya Mando...

9:56 PM  
Blogger richardromero said...

yo i was interested in the ian gold story so I looked up his wikipedia page and here what it says:
Ian Gold is a linebacker for the Denver Broncos. After playing for the Broncos in 2004, Gold left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After that season, he went back to join the Broncos which went to the AFC Championship that same year.

Gold has been seen in the 2006 season wearing no athletic gloves on gameday, which is a rarity among NFL defensive players. As well he is a first cousin of Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings; Gold's mother and Jennings's mother are sisters.

On February 29, 2008 the Broncos released him and was signed by the Miami Dolphins on the same day.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt say im excited about the signing of McCown, I dont hate it. I would still like to see something done in the draft to help the QB situation, but we are better off today than we were yesterday. Id like to see one more receiver brought in, and an OLineman. With Asante Samuel now an Eagle, Lito Sheppard is being said to be on the trading block...a trading possibility for Miami.
Miami is able to offer up Joey Porter who is said(through rumors) to be on his way out.

10:09 PM  
Blogger richardromero said...

i will trade porter in a heart beat.. but know that the browns re-signed anderson I think quinn will be a nice fit here in miami

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to Armando on the LeBatard show today and he basically crapped all over the Dolphins moves because they didn't go out and sign Faneca. This team is so bad and so thin that it basically needed to be blown up and rebuilt from scratch. Alot of the guys we got today are either depth guys or players who will fit the new system or new mentality. Not superstars.... They are trying to build a foundation here and its pretty easy to see that. The people who want to run out and give 23 million dollars to Alan Faneca cant seem to understand that you don't run out and put 3000$ tricked out rims on a yugo. Because while they may be nice rims, the car will still be a freaking Yugo! Good Job today by the phins. Finally some people who know what they are doing. Too bad the writers don't seem to get it....

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn would be a nice fit in Miami, and I would package a pick(not the number one)and player(s) for him. Its easy to say that but at the same time with having so many needs, Id hate to lose a pick. Word is also that the Browns are the team that landed Shaun Rogers not Cinci.
With this being only the first day in free agency and some big deals made with big money, there are bound to be some more cap casualties.

10:27 PM  
Blogger richardromero said...

why haven'e the dolphins try and get a number one reciever ..i know the free agency is not stacked but donte stallworth is pretty good and now with having wilford it should help out

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we're being told that Pace isnt exactly a Dolphin yet...he knows whats being offered to him, but still wants to "shop" around. I havent heard anything definate on Pace or Gold. A lot of speculation.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Aphinsfan said...

Pace has agreed to the numbers but has not signed yet...he is going to visit the Jets tomorrow...DAMN IT!!!!!...still have not seen anything on the Gold signing yet..Mando dont come back we can do ur job for ya!!

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a rediculous thought, but not exactly impossible.
The Jets ARE actively pursuing Moss, no deal. The Browns re-signed Anderson, and have Quinn at backup making starter money.
Miami throws a ton of money at Moss and picks/players at the Browns for Quinn. Moss would like the idea of having a young QB he can manipulate and Quinn would love having Moss to throw to. Our OL isnt awful and has tons of potential to get better. And with Ronnie and Ricky in the backfield, we wouldnt look like a bad team. At least on paper.
Remember this is all a wishlist.

10:44 PM  
Blogger ToryDA said...

I would like to see that happen. But highly unlikely. Joey Porter can go to the Eagles and Miami can get Lito. Now that Lito has apparently "been benched", at least on paper. Miami cannot let Pace sign with NY. Im not too crazy about Gold being a Dolphin, but depth is an issue with Miami and he would be great help at the right price. I dont know the contract specifics(if there are any)

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason the writers don't "get it" is because they are writers and not athletes. Most of these guys with the exception being Mando, were the geeks in highschool who used to get shoved in lockers by the jocks. ESPECIALLY LEBETARD! Well the Florida writers have been running things for the past decade and now that Parcells has moved in they are cut off. They are not allowed anywhere,they are not being told about what's going on, and they lost their insiders (who used to backstab the Dolphins by telling the writers everything that was going on behind closed doors). To most of them it feels like highschool all over again. The "jocks" are in charge and the geeks are pissed. They will take cheap shots at Parcells and crew without thinking about what they are saying simply because they are bitter. NYScott

11:16 PM  
Anonymous KILL THE JOCK IDOLATERS said...

A Dumb Jock is a Dumb Jock, whether he's knocking guys into locker or making obtuse moves.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a life ling fins fan that moved down here from Jersey about a year ago. I'm used to good investigative journalism and solid facts and opinions on the radio. I get neither here. Some good humor on 790 but ultimately they all report second hand information.

We wouldn't be getting on Cameron right now because the players we signed wouldn't have signed with us if Mueller and Cam were still running the show.

I have zero complaints and nothing but praise for targeting players of need and getting the job done. I'd be upset if they made these signings 2-3 weeks from now when they obviously wouldn't be players of choice. You sign guys in the first 24 hours and those are guys that very talented personel evaluators have choosen. Guys like Parcells, Ireland and Sparano who have given you no reason to question their judgement.

People down here are so uninformed and uneducated on the business side of football because there isn't anyone down here that covers the topic correctly.

HOW ABOUT AN ARTICLE ON REMAINING CAP SPACE OR MAYBE MAKING SOME PHONE CALLS TO AGENTS AND DEVELOPING SOME AVENUES OF INFORMATION.

I've been reading profootballtalk.com for years now and for any of you who want unbiased info go check it out. I've got real respect for Mike Florio. He has developing an amazing pipeline of information.

I can honestly say that the majority of the media in South Florida is meaningless. The Herald, Sentinel, 560 and 790 should hire Parcells to clean house like he's doing with the fins.

CONSISTANTLY THE SOUTH FLORIDA MEDIA HAS GOTTEN ON THE FINS FOR BECOMING A MESS. NEWS FLASH...YOUR PART OF THE MESS. THE SOUTH FLORIDA'S HANDLING OF FREE AGENCY UP TO THIS POINT ONLY SOLIDIFIES THE ARGUEMENT.

Anyway I'm happy and thats all that matters.

Any comments you can reach me at
ryansproviero@yahoo.com

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

im a little skeptical on the Ian Gold comments. He doesnt make any sense whatsoever for miami.. Hes an outside linebacker for a 4-3 system. From what I've heard parcells likes big guys at his linebacker positions and Ian is one of the smallest linebackers in the NFL. He is almost small enough and fast enough to be a safety. Just doesnt make sense

12:24 AM  
Blogger richardromero said...

just parcells likes the 3-4 does not mean we will not go 4-3...has any one heard anything about the chances of the dolphins drafting flaccio.... dude has a strong arm and he is 6-6 but i think i still prefer quinn

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Chase said...

where are you all getting this quinn idea in your head? did you read it somewhere or something.. Ive never heard one thing about the dolphins being the least bit interested in quinn or the browns being the least bit interested in giving him up

12:56 AM  
Anonymous Chase said...

I'm all for jumping on the chris long bandwagon now though.. can you imagine. jason taylor, ferguson, starks, chris long, and calvin pace. I'm all for it

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Armondo,
I just read your article "Signings leave more Questions" Let me just say this: Dude, you are a moron. McCown was the best AVAILABLE qb on the market, and they had to get someone to be a back-up or starter for a year while they groom a young qb. Don't be pissed because you've been predicting that Miami would get Fanica for the last 6 months, and just like everything else that comes out of your crappy blog, it was wrong. The team was 1-15, what did you want them to do? Blow 8 mil a year on a guy that wouldn't be in his prime by the time Miami is a serious contender? Aren't you the same guy that raved at how much you loved LAST YEARS moves by Miami, especially Joey Porter? You are a complete joke. Please learn something about the game of football and how to build a winning team, and ask ANY current GM, if they were in charge of a 1-15 team going through a major rebuilding project, if they would blow 8-9 million a year on a friggin' 31 year old guard! That's Asonte Samuel Money, who had no interest in coming here anyway so don't even go there. If you were a fan, I'd let it slide. But you are supposed to be a paid professional, please do some research and think long term and take into account who is calling the shots now.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Germany speaking said...

Cote predicted Carr will end up as a Dolphin and now that they took McCown he looks like a fool.

Armando are you now trying to find reasons why the Fins should not have done that.
Come one we hated every QB since Dan Marino and never ever gave anybody a chance. I think this has to stop some day so please enjoy that we have addressed the QB situation which was a need and go one with life.

I like what they are doing.

They are not going to pay for Asante, Faneca, Rogers and the other so called Top Free Agents.

They take young players who are just a little bit worse but all have huge upside at a cheaper price as far as I can tell.

The only reason to go after Faneca would have been to get him before the Jets could get him. But thats not exactly a good reason for a team as bad as the Fins were last season there is just too much to fix.
So I rather have 2 or 3 young O-Linemen with upside who can grow together because we won't win the Superbowl in a couple of years anyway. To go after Faneca would have only made sense if he was the missing piece and the Fins were a contender. But they are not.

So also the McCown decision makes sense we first need a Oline and some reliable backs and receivers before we plug in our next franchise QB.
Remember Dan Marino he was plugged into a really good team back in the days. Or Brady he also took over a pretty good team when he first started.

So that being said they won't go for Matt Ryan in the Draft and as it looks right now they also do not need another OLB/DE and DT in the Draft which would bring us to Jake Long instead of Chris Long or Sedrick Ellis.

Man I really like Chris Long he will be a great NFL player somewhere else - just like Willis last year. But compared to Ginn Jake Long will also have a good career so I can life with this decision.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous MK said...

Parcells is revamping the Dolphins like he did all of his other reclamation projects. He is not trying to dazzle fans and the media with his signings. He's bringing in guys who want to really play football. He's bringing in guys who are not going to take plays off.

Parcells goal is to get Sparano the players he needs to play on the field and change the culture of losing that permeates the locker room.

Give the new regime a chance.

- unfilteredsportsbiz.com

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

Lance Briggs cannot function in this defense. Are you guys for real? He is a Tampa Cover 2 Defender.

Ferguson is 7 years younger than the guy he is replacing and is on a 2 yr contract. He is the best interior lineman we've had since Bowens. THEY SWAPPED 6th rd picks this yhear! and a 6th NEXT YEAR. LOL. He is abargain at 4 mil a year.

Starks is a classic 3-4 end, strong againt the run and versatile. Remember the OLB's are the pass rushers in this defense.

Torbor and Anderson will help special teams and Torbor could spot start inside.

Smiley is fine, the Dolphins are going draft O-Line big in this draft as it is stockpile with them.

Wilford is a compliment to Ted Ginn Jr. He is a great blocker and keyed Jacksonville long gains. He will not play out the 4yr contract. Looks more like a 3 year deal to me where they can cut him as only 6 mil is guaranteed.

McCown, hmmmmm good question here. He has flashed ability at times and has been known to play some special teams/WR. I think he is a nice #2 or #3. But I expect the Dolphins to draft someone like Flacco as well.

Pace has all the markings of the Carl Banks strongside LBer to compliment Taylor.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll just have to trust our new management. None of the deals will hurt us down the road with our Cap. Mccown is only for 2 years (means, he is not the long-term solution). Wilfod signed for $3 million a year (thats the going rate for a No. 3 WR).

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about time we signed a decent qb (as long as he doesn't fumble) and a tall wideout, since all of our receivers are 5-11 or 6-0.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just gotta laugh at all you f)(*&ing chumps that are critical of a guy that has built EVERY NFL team that he has been in control of for the moves that he is making now... i suppose you same f_*()&ing chumps think that Miami should go to the playoffs next year... Parcells is doing every thing he can just to field a competitive team... not a Super Bowl or playoff team but a team that can win more than 1 game... i'm pretty sure that he'll do a better job than the last few knuckleheads that we brought in to attempt the same thing...

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JinVa you are WRONG! McCown did NOT outplay Culpepper in Oakland. Culpepper is credited with 3 of the total 4 wins last year. His QB rating was 78 and he had 5 TDs plus 3 rush TDs and 5 INTs. Coach Kiffin couldn't make up his mind about the QB starter all season but he had named Pepp as the starter for the next game when Pepp got quad injury and that's how McCown got back in (Jamarcus actually finished the season).

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Josh McCown play against the Dolphins last Fall when Raiders played here? Of course NOT...because McCown wasn't good enough to play QB! The Raiders played Culpepper that day and he torched the Phins -- 5 total TD's. It was a total annilation. Pepp is a better QB than McCown but I know they wouldn't bring him back here.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer a couple of questioins posted above:

- The Ian Gold signing was posted yesterday on ESPN.com > NFL > More > Transactions

- Jax could afford to lose Wilford because they signed Joey Porter yesteday.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are obviously gonna run a 4-3 now with drafting chris long....but we must force the hand of atlanta....draft m ryan so you force atl to trade 3rd pick and hall or 2nd rnder.Then draft c long cause rams wont and you got a nice front line to build on with taylor and long on the ends and a stop gap like j ferguson for at least 2years. Then we must adress two o-linemen with first two 2nd round picks and then qb late 2nd ( flacco , henne )

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/transactions

He is right about Gold

"Acquired defensive tackle Jason Ferguson from the Dallas Cowboys for undisclosed future draft picks; signed wide receiver Ernest Wilford, linebacker Ian Gold and tight end Sean Ryan."

Is this a mistake? Does he need to clear waivers or something?

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, it was disappointing to read how poor your reporting efforts were on Friday during the Dolphins busy first foray into free agency under Bill Parcells. I understand it was a busy day for you, given your newspaper, radio and online responsibilities. But this is the business you are in, and not giving maximum effort is simply not acceptable. I am a physician, say you came into my office for a checkup and I just gave you a quick lookover without taking the time to do an in depth analysis. How would you feel? what if I skimmed over your bloodwork and didn't notice the dangerously elevated cholesterol levels? Or the abnormal lipid profile? Or even the spike in thyroid hormone? My point is to illustrate to you that you must be thorough in your efforts, people depend on your information to make their lives better and so they feel more informed. You are in the information business, you must be connected at all times. Apologizing and saying you're busy sounds too much like a cop out, I'm sorry to say. With all of the wonderful technology we have today, surely you can run your blog while doing your radio show. For Pete's sake, I've heard you on the radio, the show is mostly commercials anyway! To sum it, you must do better, we are all counting on great performances day in, day out from you, Armando. I have great respect for journalists such as yourself, it is a wonderful profession, and you work hard for relatively meager compensation. God bless, I know you value religious beliefs.

G. Restrepo III
Coral Gables

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Armando, I know we don't always see eye-to-eye but today I have seen you in a new light. You are one of the more down-to-earth writers I have encountered.

Keep up the good work; even if your views are sometimes depressing. (just kidding!)

10:08 PM  
Anonymous NCFINFAN said...

Somebody PLEASE tell me how Josh McCown is an UPGRADE at QB? I would have rather tried my luck with David Carr. Not a good move in my opinion. NCFINFAN. Hope John Beck Proves his worth!!!!!

9:52 AM  

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