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Dave Hyde Sun Sentinel Columnist

5:03 p.m. EST, December 29, 2012

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1.Sign a top free-agent receiver like Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings. ...

2. … it continues in the draft. ... their top needs are for a receiver, tight end and tackle ...

3. Say good-bye to Jake Long...

4. Don't overspend on Sean Smith...

5. Time to extend Reshad Jones...

6. Sign Reggie Bush for little and Brian Hartline for a little more ...

7. The dilemma of Randy Starks...

8. Bring back Armon Binns... but why did Cincinnati release him?

9. Don't forget back-up quarterback...

10. Evaluate Jeff Ireland. This is the off-season that defines him ...


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... ?track=rss


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8. Bring back Armon Binns... but why did Cincinnati release him?

Really? A player just recently cut by another team & is on a list of save the Dolphins. Again really?

Nothing against Binns, but come on.

Binns is hope.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
I know, he (Binns) was cut for a reason. Sign Wallace on the 1st day of FA. Forget the other two, downside of their careers.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
You don't evaluate Ireland this offseason. You let him do his thing and let it play out.


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I'm officially on the sign Bush to a nice extension bandwagon. The more I think of him as a super utility offensive weapon the more I think he can score a lot of touchdowns when the offense finally gels.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
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You don't evaluate Ireland this offseason. You let him do his thing and let it play out.


Hahaha nice. You made Hyde look silly & its a good point. Theres nothing to evaluate. We said we'll keep him for at least another year. He'll go through FA, the draft, & the season, & then comes the evaluation after.

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Sign Wallace on the 1st day of FA.


Would you think Philbin considers Wallace the type of player he wants here? I'm not opposed to seeing him in a Dolphins uniform but he gets a little pissy from time to time. & he gets mental lapse that cause plenty of drops.

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I'm officially on the sign Bush to a nice extension bandwagon. The more I think of him as a super utility offensive weapon the more I think he can score a lot of touchdowns when the offense finally gels.


Reggie Reggie Reggie!

When it comes to Starks its tough because he is still playing at a high level at 29, with 4.5 sacks this year. But could we replace him with the draft? Or could we move Vernon to LE & slide maybe Odrick over to DT?

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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
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Dave Hyde Sun Sentinel Columnist

5:03 p.m. EST, December 29, 2012

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1.Sign a top free-agent receiver like Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings. ...

2. … it continues in the draft. ... their top needs are for a receiver, tight end and tackle ...

3. Say good-bye to Jake Long...

4. Don't overspend on Sean Smith...

5. Time to extend Reshad Jones...

6. Sign Reggie Bush for little and Brian Hartline for a little more ...

7. The dilemma of Randy Starks...

8. Bring back Armon Binns... but why did Cincinnati release him?

9. Don't forget back-up quarterback...

10. Evaluate Jeff Ireland. This is the off-season that defines him ...


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... ?track=rss


Even though Greg Jennings will be 30 years old, he missed most of this season with a sports hernia, so he should be pretty fresh. No one knows this offense better than Jennings as far as a wide receiver. Mike Wallace would be my #2. Great speed, take the top off the defense speed. Lacks discipline as a route runner, still developing as a WR. Dwayne Bowe is a problem child, and Philbin has already shown he does not want that around his team.

The Dolphins are already working on extending Reshad Jones, and I believe Jake Long has played his last year for the Dolphins.

There is no dilemma for me in regards to Randy Starks. You re-sign him. Stout against the run, provides interior pass rush, which is HUGE. He has been perhaps the Dolphins best free agent signing.

It will not hurt to bring Armon Binns back. He has to still be a pretty cheap WR option for the Dolphins. Talent is needed at this position, and while he is not the primary answer, he can add depth.

I am a big proponent of bringing Reggie Bush back, and I agree with the management that it has to be at the right price for the team. But I definitely want to see Reggie Bush back as well as Brian Hartline. He has shown he is a solid #2 WR in the NFL.

Would love, love to see Matt Moore re-signed. I know Matt wants a chance to start, but if that does not happen, re-signed him without question.

Jeff Ireland's evaluation will come after the 2013 season. We all know this off season is HUGE for Ireland.

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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
1. Draft, sign a RT, G

2 Sign/draft a top free-agent receiver like Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe or Greg Jennings. ...

3. Re sign Jake Long...don't franchise and don't overpay

4. Don't franchise or overspend on Sean Smith...

5. Time to extend Reshad Jones...

6. Sign Reggie Bush for little and Brian Hartline for a little more ...

7. Pay Randy Starks...

8. Bring back Armon Binns... but why did Cincinnati release him?

9. Don't forget back-up quarterback...Matt Moore stepped in nicely, if you can't resign him them there will be a ton of FA vets.

10. Fire Jeff Ireland. The past 4 off-seasons defined him ...


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
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8. Bring back Armon Binns... but why did Cincinnati release him?


Now we know. He cannot catch a football.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
Now we know. He cannot catch a football.

Yep...there's always something when you drop a player in the middle of the season. These guys rarely pan out. WOrth a try, but all this talk about keeping him and he;s a gem is stupid until he shows us something. Look around, Gafney, Armstrong, hell throw CHad Johnson in there too. There is a reason they all got cut....they suck.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
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Yep...there's always something when you drop a player in the middle of the season. These guys rarely pan out. WOrth a try, but all this talk about keeping him and he;s a gem is stupid until he shows us something. Look around, Gafney, Armstrong, hell throw CHad Johnson in there too. There is a reason they all got cut....they suck.

They jumped on Binns, but left Danrio Alexander out there.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
They jumped on Binns, but left Danrio Alexander out there.

IS he any good?


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
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IS he any good?
6' 5" 217 Lbs

Yes, just an injury concern. 5 knee surgeries in college.

A healthy Alexander coming out of college would have been comparable to CJ in ability.

9 games this year. 36 catches 624 Yds 6 TDs


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6' 5" 217 Lbs

Yes, just an injury concern. 5 knee surgeries in college.

A healthy Alexander coming out of college would have been comparable to CJ in ability.

9 games this year. 36 catches 624 Yds 6 TDs


Did we miss him in the draft or waiver wire?


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Did we miss him in the draft or waiver wire?
Waiver. Rams cut him in the last cut down because he had hamstring issues in the preseason. He sat out until healthy & the Chargers signed him.

For a team so void of talent at the position. He would have been worth a min. contract gamble.


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Waiver. Rams cut him in the last cut down because he had hamstring issues in the preseason. He sat out until healthy & the Chargers signed him.

For a team so void of talent at the position. He would have been worth a min. contract gamble.


His injury problems are a legit concern. I don't get excited about the waiver wire. They are worth the gamble, but they rarely pan out. This kid has more TDs than all our WR put together....


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
one thing is for sure, if Ireland wanted to trade up into the top 3 picks this year he could probably easily do it, because there is no Elite quarterback in this draft for the basement teams to take. Rumors already that KC wants out of the top spot. If Miami wants Jarvis Jones or Bjoern Werner bad enough they could move up into the top 3 or 4.


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one thing is for sure, if Ireland wanted to trade up into the top 3 picks this year he could probably easily do it, because there is no Elite quarterback in this draft for the basement teams to take. Rumors already that KC wants out of the top spot. If Miami wants Jarvis Jones or Bjoern Werner bad enough they could move up into the top 3 or 4.

Don't see that happening. Good talent in this draft, but not many elite talent. I actually could see Miami trading down if someone wants their pick.


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Post Re: The 10-step off-season plan to save the Dolphins
We don't need ten steps to fix this team. One, we need to evaluate Ireland and whether or not he is the best man for the job. Two, we need to attempt to re-sign our veteran free agents who played well in the new systems this year. Work out fair deals that work for both sides, but don't overpay under any circumstance. Three, build the roster through the draft. Four, if we do make any free agent signings, make sure they're can't miss guys that we know will be able to fit the system and significantly improve the roster (ie. Jennings). But otherwise, stick to building through the draft.


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