Do you toss something out there to try to get Justin Blackman?

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  1. dabeastdabone

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    Yeah yeah I know he is a knuckle head but we could approach bringing him in as a 6th or 7th WR. Of course there is a chance he wont be reinstated but given the NFL announced they are going to soften up the punishments for weed Blackman may catch a break. Jacksonville sounds (and drafted) like they are moving on. If we made some offers now there is plenty of time for adjustments prior to the season.

    I wouldn't think this over for just your average WR, Blackaman is a top 5 or 8 guy though and is the big target we could use. I bet we could get him for a song now as well.
     
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    no thanks.
     
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    People make mistakes... hes a great talent better than any wide out we have so yes I would take him.... dolp u ins fans wana pass on everything cause they're all outstanding citizens.
     
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    I'd definitely look into it. The risk would probably not be that high but the potential rewards are great. With all due respect to our sixth round pick Matt Hazel, does anyone think it's more likely that he turns out to be a superstar talent than it is that Blackmon finally gets his head on straight? People seem to forget that Cris Carter crashed out of Philadelphia in a haze of drink and drugs before finding a home in Minnesota.
     
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    He might be worth a 6th round pick with a conditional standard making it 7th based on start %

    He is a massive talent gone to waste.
     
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    6th or 7th receiver? If Blackmon came to this team, he would be one of the two best receivers on this team. This is a moot point if he is suspended for the season, though.
     
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    I say bring him in. The dude was a beast in college and a pretty good rookie season. If he gets his act together the sky is the limit
     
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    I almost always take a look at talent. Yes to Blackman. Is he only in trouble for smoking weed? Bring him in.
     
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    bring him in and let Landry whip his *** into shape.
     
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    Ill take a look into it
     
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    You also have to love how Mike Pouncey is untouchable despite all of the actual problems he totally isn't connected to, but Blackmon isn't worth taking a chance on.
     
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    I think it is a no brainer. the guy is talented, and if we could get him for a 7 I would be perfectly good with that. it will never happen though.
     
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    The guys a freak. You bring him in if you get him super cheap! 6th rounder do it!
     
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    No way. Blackmon is a complete loser.
     
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    sinPHIN - Nothing's a no brainer when you can't get him even on the playing field. He showed great talent in college but the Jags got zilch return for the investment. Before dangling a low round draft pick, I would be asking Joe Philbin, Bill Lazor and WR Coach O'Keefe, if they are prepared to invest significant time and effort on a major rehabilitation project (maybe to the detriment of a stack of really good group of WRs). The other potential negative here is - to what extent does Blackman have to corrupt the other players on the team? While I do not have a problem with potentially decriminalizing marijuana consumption, it appears to be highly addictive and can make some people very lazy.
     
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    Do you mean like bait him with some crack or what?
     
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    He would make our WR group better; but realistically with all the negative publicity this team has had lately, I just don't see the front office taking a chance on him.
     
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    Doesn't seem committed, that's not a person i want on my team.
     
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    No thank you...not a need....we are very deep at receiver....best we've been in many years...actually a strength of ours ....when was the last time we could say that about our receiving core!
     
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    Why? We currently have 12 WRs on the team. Why add another one?

    Hey! Who said you could use that as your sig? ;) I kid of course. You got good taste kid.
     
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    Welcome to Baltimore Justin.
     
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    I can sees the following happening.

    1. Fans call for Blackmon, offering Jags a 7th round pick.
    2. Jags accept, Blackmon comes to Miami.
    3. He is suspended for the year, does more stupid stuff, gets suspended indefinitely.
    4. Fans blow up deluxe at next years draft for giving up a 7th for a worthless bum.
     
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    most def.. take a flyer on the kid.. attitude rehab and win-win for our team
     
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    I agree with the compensation of a 6th or 7th but we need to look at the financials. how many years does he have left on his contract and how much coin is left??
     
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    Ummm no.....the guy is talented, but who knows if he will be suspended and when the next suspension is coming after that....
     
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    We have no one at his level. BTW I doubt we could get him for a 7th, we would be waiting in line for that. I see him going to the rams now and a greatly reduced suspension, thanks to Jeff Fisher for taking Sam.

    If Blackman turned his sh*t around and went to another team we would be "what iffing" it for years.
     
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    Toss a bag of weed
     
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    False argument. Physical talent doesnt always translate to NFL success. Mental toughness and work ethic are just as important. He posseses neither.
     
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    You sit the laddy down and say "look here son, you don't have many options, this is your big brother now Brian Hartline, he is hard working and a pretty good role model, either shape up and learn some things from him or you can spend the rest of your given life as a fry cook in your home town".

    OF course that is assuming you can get him for an honest price.
     
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    I have no interest in having Blackmon on our team.
     
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    Absolutely, but there is no way Philibin and Co take a look. He got rid of Marshall and Ocho Cinco for attitude problems, so I just do not see it happening.
     
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    I am all for this. 2015 you'd be looking at a WR depth chart Blackmon, Wallace and Landry. Wallace would get team's number 2 corner. Wallace already has to be played with a huge cushion or with a safety over the top. Blackmon is the kind of receiver who will demand double coverage unless he's playing an elite corner. This would be a matchup nightmare and if Landry turns out to be anything close to what this board is expecting, defenses would be screwed.
     
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    Yes! Beggars can't be choosers...This team has sucked for decades...Personally I think something is really wrong with our team now because for all the lip service Philbin gives to character his team has completely lacked it so far - to the point that we are the laughing stock of the league repeatedly. And marijuana does not make a football players worse football players....Some show stupidity in the way they get caught because the NFL drug testing starts off as a scheduled, known, predictable thing...

    I think this character thing is WAY overblown - if Cecil Collins had helped win Jimmy Johnson a superbowl he'd of been the hero in Miami before he ended up with his life sentence!

    Take a chance - not that I think the Dolphins will take a chance - but because he has tremendous upside and he would come stupid cheap I say go for it....
     
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    Because he's better than every receiver on our roster except possibly Mike Wallace and you'd be getting him for stupid cheap. This would be like when the Patriots got Randy Moss for a fourth round pick. It's the kind of opportunity that good teams jump on.

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    Lets see....he's already had 2 DUIs and has violated the NFL substance abuse policies 3 times. He was suspended in college, and is has been suspended in the NFL twice already. I don't see how he is a better player or teammate than any of our WRs. And this situation isn't even remotely similar to the Randy Moss situation.
     
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    How could you say no? Bring him on a zero tolerance contract...you **** up once---you're gone...This kid is stupid as hell for the mistakes he's [repeatedly] made, but you cannot deny his talent. He is now playing for his career. The next shot he gets he'll tighten up. Take a chance----if he screws up---cut him....simple...Not to mention he'd be cheap

    Im all for this
     
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    Hartline plus a 4th should do it
     
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    I don't mind taking guys who have made mistakes, but not right now. This team is in such trouble with the media, and are having to ajust to the over sensitivity in social media, that bringing in another problem child just wouldn't be worth the risk. More damaging "bad" can come of such a move, than any possible "good".

    Also, if there is one position on the team that we don't need any more bodies it's WR. As it is now there will be a lot of teams looking at our cuts at WR this year. Our 6th and 7th WRs will be better than a lot of other team's 4th and 5th. If Binns, Gibson, and Hartline all come back healthy we are going to have a deep WR core. A guy like Damien Williams would be in the 3 man rotation on about 10 NFL teams and make the top 5 on about half the teams. On our team he will be 8th, if you decide Hazel can't be put on the PS. Binns is about the safest of the bunch if he is back healthy. He is the only redzone threat we have. WR battle will be fun to watch this camp. People who think Landry will be a lock to win the slot forget that Gibson was probably our best WR last year before getting hurt. I can see Binns beating out Hartline before I can see Landry beating out Gibson. But that doesn't mean he won't see a lot of PT, just that they will share it. Landry will definitely see a lot of playing time, but I don't know if he will see more than Gibson.

    One thing is for sure this year, Hickey has definitely shored up any depth issues we had at WR. With the Lynch pick we are deeper at TE as well. On the OL we have more depth, we are just lacking a few starters at OG. The only place on the team that is now weak is LB. But even there we won't be that bad if they move Koa to MLB, let Jordan move to full time OLB (which is where he played the bulk of his snaps last year), and let Ellerbe play the other side, then bring in Jenkins on passing downs to replace the slow Koa. We can also work in Tripp slowly and I think even that could be doable. By having that many moving parts if one gets injured we have more options to replace him with pieces that have experience.
     
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    I would do it for sure. If you can get him for cheap, there's not much to lose. It's not like we'd be throwing Wallace money at him, and we already have a pretty fair nucleus of receivers, so if he flames out, it's not a huge loss. This year is playoffs or bust; Philbin would be dumb to pass it up.
     
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    The Dolphins are a little handicapped when it comes to doing stuff like this.

    They are rehabbing the Team image still from last year's fiasco.

    The local sports press EXIST to besmirch the Dolphins, this is their sole purpose they would have us believe. :ponder: :chuckle:
     
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    Am I the only one who laughed at the Misspelling of Blackmon in the title?
     
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    This thread has the brain worms.
     
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    Isn't he in trouble for drinking not weed? But I'd bring him in if he could straighten out
     
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    Isn't he suspended for a year?
     
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    Let the WR needy Browns take a chance. Who better to replace Josh Gordon? :chuckle:
     
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    Like Charles Barkley likes to say, "He's a knucklehead."

    I think Hickey will stick with high character guys.
     
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    He is a weed head drunk. That is okay for a fan, but not a starting wide receiver.
     

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