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Old 03-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #103
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meh, everything i've seen from the pats have been a grade of about C.

not sure why the dolphins haven't had Vollmer visit...
That's what I think of the fins moves. They made moves yes, but mike Wallace is over paid. I like that they are building around tannehill but they are over spending and just added I think 44 mil to the 2014 cap. Not to mention haven't made a decision on tannehill blind side blocker.

Pats looking to sign Adrian Wilson, Dwight freeney, and possibly John Abraham and Emanuel sanders (which would be a major steal)

Not to mention already snatching up Leon Washington (great 3rd down back and return specialist), Danny amendola (Wes welker but younger) and Donald jones

If my team wasn't already out of the 2013-2014 season I would be crying. (Although I haven't really stopped since the 49er blow out and the now infamous butt fumble)
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #104
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Only jets fans would give the dolphins a C grade for what they've done in FA so far. And then praise a team for talking to players, but haven't signed, ie abraham/freeney. Leon Washington hit the dreaded 30y/o mark. And i really don't think amendola will be able to produce like welker. I mean, you could say the same thing about edleman being a younger welker...would sound just as dumb. Cant replace a welker, imo.

Dolphins have about 17mil in cap space, after all their recent signings. More than enough to re-sign jake long, and all the rookies in the draft. They'll have plenty to spare to roll into next years cap. Wallace is only getting about 3.2mil this year. And if they don't get Long back, lane johnson will probably be their first pick in the draft.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:32 AM   #106
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Only jets fans would give the dolphins a C grade for what they've done in FA so far. And then praise a team for talking to players, but haven't signed, ie abraham/freeney. Leon Washington hit the dreaded 30y/o mark. And i really don't think amendola will be able to produce like welker. I mean, you could say the same thing about edleman being a younger welker...would sound just as dumb. Cant replace a welker, imo.

Dolphins have about 17mil in cap space, after all their recent signings. More than enough to re-sign jake long, and all the rookies in the draft. They'll have plenty to spare to roll into next years cap. Wallace is only getting about 3.2mil this year. And if they don't get Long back, lane johnson will probably be their first pick in the draft.

I reserve judgement on the fins until week 4. Yes they made some nice acquisitions but it kind of has the 2011 Philadelphia "dream team" eagles or the 2012 bucs or bills. These teams spent like crazy for a losing record. Don't get me wrong I wish my team had the cap space to grab some playmakers but they followed this philosophy in 2008 to 2011. Yes it brought them some short term success but they mortgaged the future to "buy" a championships.

I like the moves the fins made, but I look at the pats year after year and they don't pay high dollar free agents. They get value and it leads to long term success! Ok they haven't won the Super Bowl recently but they have been there and constantly in the mix.

Dolphins might have won free agency but they don't get rings for it.

Besides I don't know how many times I have to say it.........WE HAVE TEBOW! So nobody stands a chance!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #107
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Well just for the record, i give the fins a B+, and think they are a first or second round playoff team for 2013. But of course I'm rooting for a SB run
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #108
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Miami will get a wild card spot
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key signing IMO...and the fact he signed a one yr deal to improve his worth, means he wants to prove himself worthy of more!!!

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Miami will get a wild card spot
Weren't the Jets getting one last year

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #111
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Weren't the Jets getting one last year

They could have gotten one if not for the horrible red zone interception by Sanchez and then the kicked fumble when they got the ball back. Horrible.

Plus I don't see who else would get a wildcard spot
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Miami will get a wild card spot
Maybe they'll win the division
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #113
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Sometimes, I think the 12th man takes it a little too far.

Someone's compiled a list of every recent interview Russell Wilson has done!

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God - everyone needs to stop calling amendola a young until he shows he can do what Wes Welker has, preferably for more than one season. Welkers stretch these past 5 or so years has been HISTORIC. It's just idiotic that people are expecting amendola, a player who has never even had a DECENT season before to come in and put up the same numbers as Welker.

And then on top of it, he's being paid a higher salary! It's a terrible move until Amendola proves he can play at a high level, which we haven't seen him do in his pro career and only did once in college.
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He will have Brady. I love Welker. Dude is tough. I do wonder if his numbers do include a push from Brady being really good. We'll see with Amendola...whether his numbers improve to historic numbers or not.

Generally, I think the Patriots have done well with drafts and moves. Getting rid of Welker? Not the best move I've seen from them, IMHO.
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He will have Brady. I love Welker. Dude is tough. I do wonder if his numbers do include a push from Brady being really good. We'll see with Amendola...whether his numbers improve to historic numbers or not.

Generally, I think the Patriots have done well with drafts and moves. Getting rid of Welker? Not the best move I've seen from them, IMHO.
I think this is a super generous exercise... Take Amendolas best season, add in another 300 yards strictly due to Brady, and he still isn't a thousand yard receiver.

Granted, you can't quantify the "Brady" effect, but I think 300 is generous. All Brady does is throw the ball, it's still the receivers job to make himself the best option to be throw to.
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As for other moves, I think Miami sneaks into a WC spot but can't overtake the Pats.

I think Seattle has improved immensely, I don't think San Fran keeps up with the Hawks this season now that teams have a full offseason to study Kaepernick.

i think the NFC East remains a shitshow. RG3 isn't the same player after injury and the Obnoxious skins fans that came out of the woodwork this past year crawl back into their holes.

AFC north is weaker but I still think the Ravens take it - media is making a much bigger deal about losses than they really are and no other team has improved.

I think the NFC north, outside of megatron and AP is the most boring division in football.

Afc central is going to the texans again, but colts put on some pressure.

Broncos, especially if they can get the dumervil situation squared away and manning has another solid season, will be the toughest team in the AFC
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damn, jake long to st. louis. :(
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:16 AM   #119
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Well just for the record, i give the fins a B+, and think they are a first or second round playoff team for 2013. But of course I'm rooting for a SB run

I'm willing to put up a wager that says youre wrong.
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