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One of the stupidest moves Ireland has made, if not the stupidest.

Can't even describe my level of frustration for this team.


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Vontae's been a headcase goin all the way back to his Illinois days. I remember alot of teams taking him off of their first round boards because of behavioral issues. Vernon has them too but Vontae was even worse. I believe he got benched during his senior year and that sent up big red flags.


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Vontae's been a headcase goin all the way back to his Illinois days. I remember alot of teams taking him off of their first round boards because of behavioral issues. Vernon has them too but Vontae was even worse. I believe he got benched during his senior year and that sent up big red flags.


Cite me examples of his problematic tenure WITH the Dolphins prior to this situation where he reported to camp under-conditioned.

There aren't any.

This is nitpicking by the organization and they cannot afford to squander talent. I don't know who the heck they think the are right now, they are in no position to be casting people like this off yet.

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Fact is he never became the player he was suppose to be.


Is this a joke?

VD has played all of 3 seasons in his young career. The guy has shown plenty of upside.



still showing the upside but never really fulfilling the pro bowl level a 1st rounder should be


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One of the stupidest moves Ireland has made, if not the stupidest.

Can't even describe my level of frustration for this team.


Is it just him? Philbin's been on his backside all TC. I know Ireland pulls the trigger, but he's not doing that on his own account. They discuss these issues with players ....

Right now I am not happy with either guy.

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learning how to be a pro in his 4th season!!!! really? really? LOL


How is he "unprofessional"?

Did he show up under-conditioned to all the other offseasons? He's "unprofessional" because he had to take a piss?

Come off it.



YES!!!! he was out of shape last season too. That's the point. Same crap every year!


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Can't wait to draft another Jonathon Martin

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still showing the upside but never really fulfilling the pro bowl level a 1st rounder should be


You speak as if he had no shot at the pro bowl after his 3rd season. He was borderline and that's why he's got a team like the Colts (with a very good defensive coordinator as their head coach) who jumped on him.

Give me a break. Stop selling the guy short because of your impatience and imposing a 3 year or nothing ultimatum.

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Anyway we flip this pick into a trade for a WR? ala Wallace?



That would make this easier to accept.

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Can't wait to draft another Jonathon Martin

BAZINGA!!!!!


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Omar Kelly says a 2nd & conditional 6th.


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We have 3 players left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts.

Serious question, is that normal for the NFL?

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still showing the upside but never really fulfilling the pro bowl level a 1st rounder should be


You speak as if he had no shot at the pro bowl after his 3rd season. He was borderline and that's why he's got a team like the Colts (with a very good defensive coordinator as their head coach) who jumped on him.

Give me a break. Stop selling the guy short because of your impatience and imposing a 3 year or nothing ultimatum.


Come on, we all know he is making the pro bowl this year.

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still showing the upside but never really fulfilling the pro bowl level a 1st rounder should be


You speak as if he had no shot at the pro bowl after his 3rd season. He was borderline and that's why he's got a team like the Colts (with a very good defensive coordinator as their head coach) who jumped on him.

Give me a break. Stop selling the guy short because of your impatience and imposing a 3 year or nothing ultimatum.




LOL....I predicted correctly that Ocho and Davis wouldn't be around here too long after the first hard knocks episode. It's not that hard to predict really so I'm not butt hurt at all by these moves.


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We have 3 players left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts.

Serious question, is that normal for the NFL?



I think the one thing Ireland has going for him is he has done better in free agency and also in the scrap heap (I.E. Wake and Bess)


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still showing the upside but never really fulfilling the pro bowl level a 1st rounder should be


You speak as if he had no shot at the pro bowl after his 3rd season. He was borderline and that's why he's got a team like the Colts (with a very good defensive coordinator as their head coach) who jumped on him.

Give me a break. Stop selling the guy short because of your impatience and imposing a 3 year or nothing ultimatum.



you're acting as if we traded Cameron Wake.....now that would have pissed me off.


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Omar Kelly says a 2nd & conditional 6th.


Sickening.

I bet Swerve will tell us we'll get a real gamer with that 6th.

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you're acting as if we traded Cameron Wake.....now that would have pissed me off.


.... and you're acting like VD was another Jonathon Wade.

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1984phins wrote:
We have 3 players left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts.

Serious question, is that normal for the NFL?



I think the one thing Ireland has going for him is he has done better in free agency and also in the scrap heap (I.E. Wake and Bess)



then why should I be excited about these future picks?

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Rock Sexton wrote:
shularino wrote:
Omar Kelly says a 2nd & conditional 6th.


Sickening.

I bet Swerve will tell us we'll get a real gamer with that 6th.



nope. i'm not a homer but i'm not a bridge jumper either. I don't slit my throat after every move this team makes. but that high 2nd rounder will be a nice chip next year.


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Hatecrewadb wrote:
Anyway we flip this pick into a trade for a WR? ala Wallace?

Only way this trade makes any sense.

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But Terrell Owens just got cut so he may just pick him up.
Yeap. 38 Yr old Wr is what this team needs.


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1984phins wrote:
We have 3 players left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts.

Serious question, is that normal for the NFL?



I think the one thing Ireland has going for him is he has done better in free agency and also in the scrap heap (I.E. Wake and Bess)



then why should I be excited about these future picks?



well it's always good to acquire high picks. Who says Ireland will be the GM during the next draft, Ross sounded cautious when asked about Ireland's long term future with the team.


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Yeap, silly me..I was looking forward to the best secondary this team has had since Surtain and Madison roamed back there. The trio of Marshall - Davis -Smith....they would've been really tough to beat. Now I guess we put Nolan Carroll in there. Like I said, I'm pissed. If they use it to secure a needed WR I'll see the need for the trade. Otherwise we just traded away a good CB for a bag of footballs given Irelands draft record.


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nope. i'm not a homer but i'm not a bridge jumper either. I don't slit my throat after every move this team makes. but that high 2nd rounder will be a nice chip next year.


A nice chip for what? For whom? What pick will it be in the 2nd?

Who's going to be making the selection? Will it be Ireland or somebody else?

Too many variables to be throwing a party about moving VD considering his talents and impact on the team when in the game. All we need to do is look at last year when he was out.

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Yeap, silly me..I was looking forward to the best secondary this team has had since Surtain and Madison roamed back there. The trio of Marshall - Davis -Smith....they would've been really tough to beat. Now I guess we put Nolan Carroll in there. Like I said, I'm pissed. If they use it to secure a needed WR I'll see the need for the trade. Otherwise we just traded away a good CB for a bag of footballs given Irelands draft record.


I knew I felt a little too relieved after what I saw vs. the Falcons in the dress rehearsal. Then they go and force themselves to take a step back.

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well it's always good to acquire high picks. Who says Ireland will be the GM during the next draft, Ross sounded cautious when asked about Ireland's long term future with the team.


If Ross is letting Ireland make moves like this, he's definitely going to be here next year. So that nice little "chip" next draft will surely land us another Martin, Misi, Thomas, Henne, Merling, or White.

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What's the longest period of time a GM has single-handedly managed a rebuilding process in the NFL?

Ireland must be getting close to some type of record. Going on 5 years now? We're starting to look like the LA Clippers of the NFL.

This is getting as bad as Corporate America, where the blame is always on the workers, and never on the executives making all the decisions. I guess the only saving grace is that the Dolphins executives, after years of mismanagement, can't just outsource our team to India or China.

London maybe.

But not India or China.

I hate to say it, but I'm going out on a limb and guessing that Vontae is psyched to be out of here.

Good luck to him.


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http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/ ... avis-trade

good trade for Miami


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we have 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds next year. New England gets applause for moves like this.
Many times from guys right on this site.


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oh ya Rock in regards to what bad stuff has Davis done??? I forget that he showed up at practice last year smelling of booze which caused Marshall to call him out and started a fight about it. So don't tell me the guy has no baggage.


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we have 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds next year. New England gets applause for moves like this.
Many times from guys right on this site.


I knew you were gonna say that.

NE is a winning organization. We are not. They jettison players because they have talent around the rest of the team to overcome it, not to mention they know other players can be brought in to replace ...... because who wouldn't want to go play for an organization like that? They often move players at the turn of their career, not while they're young and getting closer to their prime.

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oh ya Rock in regards to what bad stuff has Davis done??? I forget that he showed up at practice last year smelling of booze which caused Marshall to call him out and started a fight about it. So don't tell me the guy has no baggage.


You're right. I remember that one incident ......one which he responded very well to after the fact.

The two situations we have now discussed have not jeopardized the team. They are maturity issues with a guy who's a young 24 year old.

The other thing that pisses me off is why wait to trade him AFTER the whole world has seen what a jackwad you made him out to be on Hard Knocks? Talk about horrible timing and losing value.

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Miami is clearly preparing the franchise for a big 2013 offseason. I think Philbin will get the majority of his pieces next year.....which sucks for the fans wanting immediate success this year.


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As much as I liked Vontae, he didn't seem to really take his position seriously. I know this is gonna be a up & down year, and I'm debating doing the $unday Ticket again this year. Ive been a die hard fins fan since early 70's so I will pay the money and weep as we take our share of growing pains. :cry:


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As much as I liked Vontae, he didn't seem to really take his position seriously. I know this is gonna be a up & down year, and I'm debating doing the $unday Ticket again this year. Ive been a die hard fins fan since early 70's so I will pay the money and weep as we take our share of growing pains. :cry:


I'm going to cash it in and get NFL replay instead. Yeah, I'll get delayed viewing but given how close the bridge is to my house, I may not want to watch :)


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Miami is clearly preparing the franchise for a big 2013 offseason. I think Philbin will get the majority of his pieces next year.....which sucks for the fans wanting immediate success this year.


It is like the sign at Joe's Crabshack..."Free Crab Tomorrow"


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we have 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds next year. New England gets applause for moves like this.
Many times from guys right on this site.


I knew you were gonna say that.

NE is a winning organization. We are not. They jettison players because they have talent around the rest of the team to overcome it, not to mention they know other players can be brought in to replace ...... because who wouldn't want to go play for an organization like that? They often move players at the turn of their career, not while they're young and getting closer to their prime.


Not to mention that NE drafts extremely well, which we do not.

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nope. i'm not a homer but i'm not a bridge jumper either. I don't slit my throat after every move this team makes. but that high 2nd rounder will be a nice chip next year.


There aren't too many more dangerous places to be than to be between Ireland and a penny. Even Bush was a bargain. If the veteran doesn't come with a discount, he doesn't come to Miami. Oh, and who can forget the comments about Dez Bryant's Mom. Classy. Like I said, if he parlays this into a package for Bowe or Wallace, I'm all for it.


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Ireland is actually improving IMO. We just got prob a top 35 pick for a backup CB, and the 3 biggest babies on the team are now gone. They werent helping us reach the playoffs anyways so those crying about talent, cry elsewhere.

People need to understand, Ireland did his job. Coyle and Philbin deemed Davis excess so Ireland got full value.


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Rock Sexton wrote:
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we have 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds next year. New England gets applause for moves like this.
Many times from guys right on this site.


I knew you were gonna say that.

NE is a winning organization. We are not. They jettison players because they have talent around the rest of the team to overcome it, not to mention they know other players can be brought in to replace ...... because who wouldn't want to go play for an organization like that? They often move players at the turn of their career, not while they're young and getting closer to their prime.



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