Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by phinatic1399, Apr 29, 2013.
Per jeff darlington on twitter
NFL.com's Jeff Darlington reports free agent LT Bryant McKinnie is visiting the Dolphins on Monday.
The news comes less than an hour after the Miami Herald reported the Dolphins had "NO" interest in the 33-year-old left tackle. McKinnie is aging and has baggage to spare, but is coming off a strong playoff run for the Ravens, and is easily the top left tackle on the open market. He'd be a much better option on Ryan Tannehill's blindside than shaky second-year pro Jonathan Martin. Adding McKinnie would allow the Dolphins to develop Martin on the right side for another year before readdressing the situation next offseason.
Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter
If he's 100% committed to the team and comes into TC in shape this is definitely a good stopgap signing.
id sign him cheap to push Martin at LT and still sign Winston anyway.
Sign him up. He was extremely solid in the post-season.
this has to be false. Armando already said the dolphins had NO interest. he even capitalized "no".
LOL @ Armando
Maybe he comes in with a chip on his shoulders and give us a good year.
May not be a bad stopgap signing, but Buyer beware, Mckinnie has a lot of baggage.
He was good in the post season BUT wasnt very good during the regular season. i believe he got benched for being out of shape and not playing well at all... then regained his starting job after an injury. I dont know if he will be able to make it a full season
Hope he likes humidity and a sauna like atmosphere. Should assist him in the weight loss department.
This is a leverage attempt to get Albert.
I have always been a B Mac fan.
It is so obvious to me they do not trust Martin at LT. That is becoming apparent. The team's hand might be forced in the end, however, if they cannot find a good enough replacement.
What baggage does Mkinnie bring? Everyone mentions baggage but, doesn't say what that baggage is.
I like the fact that Ireland isn't leaving any stone unturned. Albert trade, Winston, Mckinnie. I don't think its leverage, I really think he just wants to persue all options and knows waiting can only help him.
I like McKinnie and like mentioned it will give us one more year to see how Martin does.
He is a big boy! he must have a big suitcase - LOL
I'll be ok with a veteran for this season, however, the team must find the money next year to fill this hole. the current line right now is insufficient.
I heard an interview with Bryant on WQAM I believe, last week. He was on air with Ryan Tannehill. The two had just finished playing in a tennis match for charity and there was definite chemistry there. They were ribbing each other about their tennis skills and joking around. They sounded like they were old friends. Bryant wants to play for his hometown Phins and I believe Ryan would love the idea.
McKinnie played very well during Baltimore's playoff run and would be excellent competition for Martin in his transition to the left side. If Martin falters, Mckinnie will start. If Martin wins the job then you have a very good back up for both the left and right side.
Now if you sign Winston to boot, now you're looking at a very deep and good OLine. Also, our rookie - Dallas Thomas - Could focus on guard.
I would be elated if we got both of these guys on board.
Right. What baggage? He just came off of a Super Bowl run? He can still play.
Did he sleep with someone's mom or something?
We still have the zone blocking scheme, will he fit in this type of offense?
Doesn't that apply more to the right side, and run blocking (as opposed to left side and pass blocking)? Our main concern is keeping RyTann upright. BM would come cheap, offer a load of playoff experience and be able to push Martin at Left Tackle. Finally, think of the depth!
The baggage he brings I'm guessing everyone refers to the whole.
1. Him giving and receiving felatio on a cruise in public on deck chairs.
2. Being out spoken about Randy Moss and Culpepper being traded from the Viking and then requesting a trade, even though he re-signed. .
3. Spitting, punching and clubing some Miami Beach bouncer in 2008.
4. Showing up fat and out of shape to Viking camp in 2011 (showed up at 400lbs, Cut from team) and not showing up to Ravens camp in 2012 (fined $30K)
His history isn't too exciting less than 5% interesting compared to let's say B Marshall
Apparently McKinnie is taking a physical too.
Ha I swear Armando should seriously consider another profession...
There's also some lawsuit about an alleged $375K of bills in a strip club.
Basically John Jerry with more talent, though. If he gets the weight in check big dude can definitely play.
Baggage = Love Handles
Where did you here that?
1. Who hasn't sneaked a little nookie on a cruise deck?
2. meh, at his age and point in his career, he won't be doing anymore griping about the roster.
3. Did the bouncer deserve it?
4. Now this might be some real baggage.
1. According to what I'm reading it was infront of crew and passangers.
3. Most of them do....HA!
It was Tweeted by 1 of the Ravens Insider, not sure which one, it was posted on another site.
Dude u know he played at the U rightttt... He's used to the weather.
I find it absolutely hysterical that just an hour after Armando tweeted this is no interest in McKinnie that Darlington reports that he is visiting. :lol: Classic.
Even at 33 McKinnie is a million times better then Jerry, r u kidding me.
He is from "THE U." Enough said.
Did he actually start the games last season? usually pro football reference is spot on with starts etc, and they have him down for zero starts but 16 games played.
and a physical, according to : Mike Garafolo, USA TODAY Sports!
There is no doubt he has character issues, but this would probably be the most bang for your buck deal. Can't see him getting more then 1 yr deal.
Just not sure this is a Philbin/Ireland guy with all his issues, would rather have Winston.
He is not a choir boy but, other than not being in shape, it's none of my business, other than a laugh. In the Super Bowl run, he gave up 2 sacks in 4 games. That does matter.
Call KC and say last chance for a 3rd round pick in 2014, do it
Did not play a lot during the season at LT but, did in the last game, and all snaps in the 4 playoff games.
McKinney is a Dolphins fan too. We will see if he signs.
McKinnie doesn't fit the athletic OL mold of Philbin, but he is still a dominant pass blocker.
I wouldn't mind seeing McKinnie at LT this year and give Martin another year to get stronger and play on the left side or we could fix the LT spot next off season.
No way this happens. The most elaborate smoke screen in NFL history continues.
Dang Philbin and staff must really be uncomfortable with Martin at LT that they are willing to look at McKinnie. Unfortunately, I live in Vikings country and have always been less than impressed with this guy. Never played to his potential and basically ATE his way out of MN. He also ATE his way of out of the starting line-up in Baltimore last season before an injury got him into the line-up come playoff time. This guy is the anti-zone blocking scheme LT too. Just doesn't fit.
Maybe he is being used as leverage for KC / Albert. I'd still rather roll with Martin / Winston than have McKinnie.
you mean you've given fellatio right out there on deck? Exactly what kind of "cruise" ship were you on Daytona? :idk:
Really hope we don't sign this slug.
Jeff Darlington is way more credible than Armando!
Mckinnie has now scheduled a meeting with the chargers too after our meeting.
Bryant McKinnie - T - Free Agent
In addition to Monday's Dolphins visit, free agent Bryant McKinnie has a meeting scheduled with the Chargers.
The Fhins and Chargers both failed to emerge from the draft with a left tackle. McKinnie is going on age 34, but can still pass protect and would be a solid pickup for either team. The Ravens have also maintained interest in McKinnie.