Alex Boone would be interested in playing for Miami Dolphins

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  1. elite14eva

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    Get your *** in town and sign homie.
     
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    Im in
     
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    Is he any better than Kraig Urbek was for us last year?
     
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    No thanks. We have a younger version of Alex Boone in Asiata.
     
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    Sounds like a past his prime distraction based on the article above. I'm skeptical of some of these guys getting cut. Like Greco coming off a Lisfranc injury. There's a reason bad teams are moving on from these guys. I suppose you still check some of them out though.
     
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    With all due respect to Sons of Shula...forget all that, F what he said, please Mr. Boone, if you're not already here, please get your *** here right away! Im not sure why anybody wouldn't want him but I sure do. Id be really curious as to why he wasn't contacted by us immediately, if in fact he hasn't been...Id feel so much more comfortable immediately with this veteran presence
     
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    Boone isn't solid anymore. Minnesota fans are glad he's gone
     
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    I'd rather sign Greco to a one year deal.
     
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    You're going to bring in a 30 yr old man/gap lineman into a ZBS for what reason?
     
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    BC I believe a vetewith experience like that can make it work sitting in between Pouncey and Tunsil. I may be wrong but I feel like he would be an instant upgrade, with the possibility of being the answer at that position. At least until we figure out what we have in Asiata, and get Larsen back
     
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    Boone's career trajectory leads me to believe that he's el done-zo.

    That said, I would always do my due diligence on veteran players who come available at a position of need.
     
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    The same things we're trying to figure out in Asiata - transitioning a gap lineman to ZBS - is the same thing you're going to have to do with Boone except others have already tried (Vikings) to no avail and he's 30. Can't teach an old dog new tricks.

    Boone isn't some plug and play option here just b/c he is a vet.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. Im feel like that's exactly what he would be
     
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    LOL. There's nothing to disagree about. He doesn't fit our ZBS.
     
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    Its not like OLineman either can zone block or they can't...its not some scientific process where the dude will sit there like a big dummy looking at the sky while letting the dine and LBs run by him. I understand that you're trying to tell me we run a different system than he is used to. So I disagree with you on the point that you think he can't do it. I think you're wrong
     
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    Completely different set of techniques, reads, and movement skills.

    It's very similar b/w the vast differences of an off man CB with click and close traits, and a press CB with length and strength. You are either one or the other. Rarely both. And Boone does not qualify as some special rarity in the NFL world of lineman. Not even close.
     
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    You act like the guy is gonna be looking like a computer glitch out there, head spinning with his eyes closed and his arms out just hoping he touches somebody. I understand that you want to show off your deep understanding of OLine blocking schemes. We get it, its a diff system. Many lineman cbetconvert, im betting he can and would be an upgrade from what we currently have. Like Jesse Davis? Nobody knew who that guy was 6 days ago
     
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    Guess it's better than showing off that one knows nothing about the offensive line.
     
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    Don't want him if he keeps running his mouth saying idiotic things. We don't need a head case like that.
     
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    So the guy that you claim couldn't block in our system comes out and says he would like to play for Gase...so what does that imply? That he would need us to change our system? C'mon dude, you sound ridiculous. If Jesse Davis the undrafted/practice squad "camp body" can block in our system then im sure the long-time starter, accomplished veteran has a shot
     
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    Breaking News: Aging veteran FA lobbies for job.
     
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    He was a big reason why the Vikings had the worst offensive line in the league last year.
     
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    We should sign his older brother Daniel instead.
     
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    My concern is that he may be damaged goods.
     
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    Alex Boone, come on down! I realize he's not the same player he was at San Francisco. But, Foerster coached him already, so he knows the system and has performed well in it. He's a strong player who could be an asset in the run game, and let's face it, we don't have a good LG solution in the passing game right now. I'd definitely give him a look.

    Sure, Greco would probably be my first choice, but if Foerster wants Boone, and Boone wants Foerster, that looks like the right way to go. When he was at San Francisco, they had the most dominant OL in football. None of those guys that left looked as good afterwards, so maybe this would be a good fit to re-united him with Foerster.
     
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    He would be better. People need to start realizing there's a reason his team cut him. What's Kevin Gogan up to these days?
     
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    Boone was only coached by Foerster in '15 and it was nothing impressive. (bottom 10)

    Mike Solari (Giants) and Tim Drevno (who is now at Michigan w/ Harbaugh) were the OL coaches during the years ('11-'12) when the 49ers had a dominant line.
     
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    Here's how I see it: if we do sign him, at the very least it's more OL depth, and that's a good thing.
     
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    Oh, well the article quoted earlier said Foerster coached him in twice, 2009 and 2015. I don't remember exactly how good he was in 2009, but for a while there that SF line was incredible.
     
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    He was cut in '09 and spent the entire year on the 49ers practice squad.

    Then in '10 he was inactive for 15 games and played only in the finale.
     
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    Is a regressed Boone better than any guard on our roster ?
     
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    Tony Sparano was with Boone in San Fran (granted as a TE coach) and just last year in Minnesota. I also think Sparano is a better OL coach than Foerster and he couldn't convert him to a ZBS, so there's that as well.
     
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    I know nothing about the technical Xs and Os aspect of football. That said, here's what I don't understand:

    Miami had a better o-line before Philbin came along and wanted to go with his Zone Blocking Scheme. Ever since then, the line's performance has been pathetic. Even though I'm an ignorant fool, it sure seems to me that maybe Miami should go back to the old style of o-line play! I want to see a huge wall of old-school, nasty road-graders that open holes for the RBs and protect the QB. Isn't that the job of the o-line? Philbin's o-line couldn't get the job done; Gase's first job should have been to get a whole new o-line.
     
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    I agree, he's tall and as tough as an oak tree.
     
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    I think, all too often people recognize a name and associate it with a reputation that was earned by solid play when the player was in his prime. I admit, sometimes it's enticing when you see some of these names available. However, these players get cut for a reason and usually it's because there has been a decline. In a handful of cases it's to unload a salary cap hit when there is a young player waiting in the wings.
    Every FO has a scouting department that scours the waiver/cut list for guys that can upgrade the roster.
     
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    Some reactions from a Vikings board. Generally the consensus is "good riddance" and "big mouth/lockerroom issues" but there are a few who take a more neutral or positive POV towards Boone.

    Having read other team's forums for years, I've come to realize that as with FH, there's most always conflicting opinions, but that the overall consensus is usually the correct one. So I'd personally pass on this option.

     
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    The NFL, also being a product of the college, as a whole has transitioned to the ZBS, Every single team runs it to some extent. Some more than others but it's a very popular league wide.
     
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    It can't hurt, as we are desperate at LG. If Forrester wants him again that is a good sign. We really need to bring In someone.
     

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