Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by FinAtic8480, Mar 15, 2012.
Can anyone get some info on this guy, from his stats, it looks like he may have only completed one full NFL season. Is this a depth signing?
he's old and only started 3 games for the Browns last season
must be true
YES!!! I am so excited by this news that I think I will...
So we sign a 33 year old G/T as we prepare to rebuild? Unless this is a pure depth move and we are still shopping.
put it this way.....browns begged pashos to play through a torn spline b/c of how bad hicks is....pashis best year as an ol were high school.....
the above is my uncles poimt of view and he is a diehard Clowns fan!
Ireland strikes GOLD again! Keep em coming! Are season tickets sold out yet
really don't like this move. Columbo part 2.
He can play both guard and tackle spots is only a depth player nothing to get excited about at all. As a starter he hasnt been able to hold on to a starting job since 2006. Not a good lineman by any stretch , kind of perplexed that there was not a better guy out there. Hope we didnt pay him crap because he is not worth more than minimun salary
I bet we paid him starter money, the way things have been going.
Sign Winston At least
All riiighhht Miami! I knew it wouldn't take long for Ireland to come up with an answer to Buffalo's signing of Mario Williams.
Mad Dog must be looking down and just shaking his head over this mess.
Kinda makes me think they have something up their sleeve for draft day or something, because I imagine Steve Ross has to be absolutely desperate for a season ticket selling splash right now.
People that are blaming Jeff Ireland for signing Hicks need to get over themselves!! This is clearly a Parcells/Sparano move that Jeff had nothing to do with.
What could they possibly have up their sleeve on draft day? Short of trading for Drew Brees or something, there is nothing they could possibly do now that would generate any excitement.
He's the experienced guy required to protect a developing QB.
33yr old wtf..............
Trade the pick for Tebow.
At this point, you have to consider every mistake possible.
Every year about this time fair weather fans question every signing...
We have 90 roster spots to fill for training camp...They can't all be pro bowlers.
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why wouldnt they give him a physical first, I mean he is not some high in demand player. This is the kind of guy you sign after the last cuts
Bingo Unless he's their fall back after Winston says no. Then we are screwed.
we reserve those test for superbowl mvp franchise QBs
Im thinking we need a new owner and a new GM, I hope Philbin had nothing to do with it...............
Just no reason to waste any time signing a guy like this at the start of free agency, guys like Hicks are easy to find
Do you really want a coach that is oblivious to roster moves? Think about that for a minute and get back to us.
camp fodder; nothing to get excited about.
I think the plan to tank the season has been set into motion nicely...
I hope he fails his physical
if it involves blocking he will
Geez, so much uproar over a camp fodder signing?
You do need 8 or 9 OL on the team, why just hand over spots to the Cook's, Jerry's and Garners. This is all part of the process, calm down.
Great signing. We needed more bums on the offensive line...
These are the only kind of guys the Dolphins can get in free agency. No one is going to voluntarily go to the Dolphins, because their reputation is mud from calling people's mothers prostitutes, showing no loyalty to a still capable Ricky Williams, and trading away the best player on the team. The only way the Dolphins will get anyone of value as long as the front office stays the same is through the draft and trades.
LMAO, great quote
Hicks could be a quality flip OT. Don't hate on the signing just yet folks. Without that flip guy this past season we saw Columbo all year. Maybe with an Artis Hicks we could have pulled Columbo.
....and then proceeded to see him getting beat more often than even Columbo?
We've had THREE losing seasons in a row....we kept the same GM and expected to see something different....we haven't...is anyone really shocked by it? (dont give me that crap about Parcells being here for most of it either)
In general he's just a backup, but he does play multiple positions on the OL so he's flexible
he's not a bad depth guy to happen.
Depth guy. Why not? Of course Dolphin fans are going to whine.
He sucks. There were probably people who defended Colombo when he signed last year. The carcass of Peter Falk would have been a better Colombo.
ready for reilly reiff yet? lol
This is the Bill Parcells system BIG BEEFY GUYS UP FRONT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL.... it doesnt matter if they are mobile or not (Colombo). The only thing that surprised me here was that he didnt come from DALLAS!
oh and the reason he was signed is he spent his entire career in the West Coast Offense. Reports are he's just here for depth at most, but they want him to mentor the young interior linemen
I saw the title of this thread and said " who the **** is Art Hicks"? Lol. Who?
It's funny, I'm definitely more of an optimist rather than a pessimist when it comes to moves this team makes. The "final" move that broke the Sparano train for me was not bringing in Colombo . . . but bringing him in here to "start" at RT. Certainly didn't mind it as a depth move, just like I don't mind this move as a depth move. But the constant bringing in of that Cowboys hot garbage over the years on the oline (Joe Berger, Al Johnson, Pat Mcquistan, Colombo, etc, etc.) had just become too much to deal with and it doesn't take 4 years to get your oline to gel and an oline coach shouldn't be tinkering with the line as much as Sparano did.
I think getting Hicks as a versatile depth G/T certainly doesn't hurt this team and NOBODY, I mean NOBODY is as bad as Mark Colombo. Artis Hicks is a better offensive lineman than Mark Colombo, give him that much.
An Acorn in the making
depth and veteran leadership ok fine...but just don't let me go into week 1 with this guys penciled in as my starting right tackle and off of last seasons butchery with colombo thats what i'm afraid of