Dolphins expected to show interest in Cook

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  1. broccoli rob

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    Although most of us figured, I haven't seen any articles regarding our interest in him, yet. Like I said a few days ago, id be thrilled with Wallace, Cook, and a first round CB :hclap:

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5165/jared-cook

    Beat writer Ben Volin expects the Dolphins to show interest in free agent Jared Cook.
    The Dolphins are hungry for playmakers and have money to burn. After using broken-down pickup truck Anthony Fasano as his pass-catching tight end last season, Cook would feel like a Maserati to Ryan Tannehill.
     
  2. Yessir

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    Wallace& Cook in free agency.

    Trade up for Dee Miliner. Show me you have balls Ireland.
     
  3. ITS!MATEO

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    This is better news then the Wallace news, imo... Cook would change our offensive philosophy completely. What a weapon he would be.
     
  4. Dolphin Dave

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    Not a surprise. Would be nice to have a TE like that again in a Dolphins Uniform.
     
  5. The Omen

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    isn't Cook looking for WR money?
     
  6. Zounds

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    This just in: The Dolphins are expected to show interest in everyone.
     
  7. kcbrown

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    Please make this happen, this kid is hungry to go next level.
     
  8. NBP81

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    From what I've read, he was looking for Wr franchise tag money, havent heard anything about him expecting WR type money on a long term contract... if that helps...?
     
  9. Canadi-Phin

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    I'm hoping he was just doing that WR stuff to not get franchised which apparently worked. He is not getting top receiver money, I don't think he gets top TE money. Its not like he has put up insane numbers or jaw dropping plays constantly. I'd love to have him at Hartline's 6.5mil/yr. Let Hartline walk away. Then spend more money on Wallace though I don't love the 11-12 mil/yr price tag. Worry about how much that effects us down the road with the salary cap, ala the Jets right now.
     
  10. Geforce

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    If the Titans franchised him, Cook wanted to be tagged as a wr and not as a tight end. The difference is about $4 million.
     
  11. Vertical Limit

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    Broken down pick up truck? I'd say he was more like a refrigerator. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks Fasano sucks.
     
  12. J. David Wannyheimer

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    As I understand it, he didn't want to be franchised by the Titans and he threatened to go to arbitration if the Titans placed the dirt cheap TE franchise tag on him, since apparently he split out wide on a really high number of his snaps last season and would have tried to make the case that the Titans should have tagged him with the much pricier wide receiver tag. They didn't want to deal with it, and thus didn't franchise him.

    I honestly don't blame him. That would have been a ****ty deal for him, especially with Jake Locker throwing him the ball.
     
  13. hoops

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    i doubt this gets very far once they hear those contract demands...
     
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    good player but we would face lots of competition, especially from the rams, Fisher drafted Cook didn't he?
     
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    We better be jingling his nuts on Mar. 9th. Let Hartline go and use that money on this kid
     
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    Exactly. Cook just used that loophole to wiggle out of Tennessee where he didn't want to play. The market will determine his value, and since he's not a WR he won't be getting WR money. That said, TE salaries should be escalating more now that they are used more prominently in today's NFL offenses.
     
  17. Vertical Limit

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    How about we don't give Hartline 7 million per year, give it to Cook instead and sign Wallace? Improvement.

    Get an early round wide receiver while we're at it too.
     
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    If we landed Wallace AND Cook... that would be WOW. What a difference that would already be going into next year. I would be ecstatic...
     
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    "After using broken-down pickup truck Anthony Fasano as his pass-catching tight end last season"

    LOL, that isn't Ben Volin who is quoted on saying that, is it?
     
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    rumor is the rams unexpectedly are not interested...kind of surprising...but this dudes looking to break the bank and he hasn't even remotely sniffed the production to demand so...underused or not i need better #'s to pay top money
     
  21. MrEd

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    Hmm. Being that Ireland is known to be a good Lineman drafter, maybe we "are" letting Long and Smith walk and using that cap space on the skills positions, hmm? Update my mock!!! :)
     
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    No. Volin knows that Fasano wasn't used as a pass-catching tight end last season.
     
  23. jd13

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    Resigning Hartline has nothing to do with signing Cook or any other TE. We have 37m in cap space so we have enough to sign Wallace, Cook and Hartline. Ireland knows we need playmakers around Tannehill so hopefully he'll get it done.
     
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    Cook was rather unproductive in TN, in spite of all his talent. I'd still take my chances on Justin Keller and his health, because, at least he produced when healthy, in spite of the QB.
     
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    I just looked at the "source" they got this story from

    Ben Volin ‏@BenVolinPBP
    Sounds like the #Titans didn't want to mess with arbitration on JaredCook, who will now hit free agency. Expect #Dolphins to showinterest

    not exactly set in stone then, just a casual comment
     
  26. J. David Wannyheimer

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    Jake Locker is really ****ing bad. He's so bad that I'm still embarrassed, ashamed, and confused as to how the Titans took us to the damn woodshed the way they did.

    He is putrid.
     
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    That game still bugs me today. We lost to a scrub team!!! That was a disgrace the way they laid down on that Sunday Afternoon. But staying on topic, Cook has had Young when he was playing out of his mind, early in his career, as well as, Hasselback and still didn't produce. I think you're really gambling on signing Cook as opposed to Keller who's been much better when healthy.
     
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    Wallace Hartline Swope Bess Cook... **** YEAH
     
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    For those that have watched this guy play is he a little upgrade over Fasano or A lot?
     
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    Awesome, get Cook and draft our future WR's!
     
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    Cook is a true seem threat type TE, so I guess, you could consider him an upgrade. But Fasano is a very Durable and very Solid all around TE. It wouldn't hurt to keep Fasano around.
     
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    It kinda goes like this, first I'm a Fasano homer so I tend to hold the guy in a little higher light than most but..........if we are talking pass catching TE Cook hands down has more speed and mismatch potential. Cook has the potential and skill to be in the top 3 in the league in terms of big play ability, he isn't there yet but he could be. Fasano has better hands however, I'm not certain there is a TE in the league with better hands than Fasano, he has dropped something like 8 passes in the last 4 years or something uncanny like that.

    Cook needs to work on his run block for sure, he is raw and grades out pretty low in terms of run blocking TE's but he has gone on record stating he wants to improve that aspect of his game. Fasano is a better than average run blocker, Fasano is right up there with the best in the league in terms of run blocking. Fasano also has the edge on pass blocking but to me in todays NFL the TE should have limited pass blocking responsibilities anyway. 2011 Fasano was held in more than any other TE and that was due to the inept ability of the right side of our o-line, it was horrible. Cook is rarely asked to block and is used from he slot so much that he wants to be tenured as a slot receiver and not a TE in terms of the franchise tag.

    So it goes like this, if you land Cook you need a blocking TE (very easy to find) and if you keep Fasano you need a seam stretching TE (not so easy to find). To be honest a pair of Fasano and Cook would be one of the best tandems in the league but the pairing of Cook and Eifert would have the possibilities of being they best TE combo in the league. If you can land Cook for 5M to 6M a year it is a no brianer and at that point Fasano becomes highly replaceable. Fasano at that point would have to be come back at discount 3M a year but I honestly think he might fetch 4 to 5 from someone else.

    The possibility of Cook on the roster with Fasano or Eifert gives me a chubby (it should also scare the hell ouit of Egnew).
     
  33. The Tannehills Have Eyes

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    Does cook think he can wide receiver? Because on physical stats alone he looks like a upgraded version of brandon marshall at 6'5 with 4.49 speed.
     
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    I had no idea he was this big and/or fast!

     
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    Interesting idea, but how many picks would we have to sacrifice to get there? Like it, but weary of wasting away potential mid-round WR prospects. Would probably be safer to target Eiffert 1st rd.
     
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    Let's face it guys, we need to make a splash this year to compete with the big boys, not just be content being 7-9 two years in a row. If this means overpaying for Wallace and Cook (and whomever gets either of them will), then so be it. Aren't you guys tired of being conservative on the field and in the front office? It is like Dave Wannstedt on the field and in the front office. We did well last year by not biting on last year's recycled second tier QBs and drafting Tannehill for the future, but if we do not want to see our top 7 defense go to waste, we need to take some changes with offensive talent. In the meantime, if we let Reggie Bush go, I am praying that Lamar Miller is the real deal, because Daniel Thomas seems at best a change of pace back!
     
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    When did Jared Cook all of a sudden become Jimmy Graham, or Rob Gronkowski? I see people wanting to give cook 6-7 million, are you kidding me? The most Tony Gonzalez ever made was about 7 mil a year and he's one of if not The best TE ever to play in the NFL. I know Cook has some good measurables but I would under no circumstances pay that much for a guy who has never caught more than 49 passes, 760 yards, or 4 td's in one season.
     
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    I say draft the te from notre dame
     
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    Cook career stats: link.
     
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    He's always had that potential. Coming out in the draft, Steve Spurrier was comparing Cook to Calvin Johnson as an athlete.
     
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    Im not huge on signing Wallace, but I was just thinking earlier about a scenario where we signed Wallace, Cook, and Hartline............... then we proceded to draft Tavon Austin and Swope.

    You guys think we would have much speed on the field with those guys on the field? Just the thought brings a smile to your face dosent it. Can you imagine DCs thinking about having to face us with that kind of matchup nightmare. What do you do if Austin is in the slot or backfield or who knows where and Wallace is outside with la flama blanca Swope/Hartline lined up on the other side.
     
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    he also has 35 3/4" arms!!!! if you have no frame of reference for that number, I suggest you look at some other TE's arm lengths. dude has the wingspan of an albatross.
     
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    couldnt agree more!
     
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    sorry man thats just too much when we have other gaps on OL, DE, CB, and now that im hearing that clemons might be coming back you can add FS to it too, it sounds awesome but we have other problems
     
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    I love the idea.
     
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    we don't have gap at DE, besides in the collective imaginations of many fans. sure, draft some late round depth or draft a gem thats slid in the earlier rounds, but dont call it a gap. we have (1) one All Pro DE, (2) a first round pick DE, (3) a (top of) 3rd round pick DE. I saw over and over last year when we were able to get quick pressure on the QB only to have him quickly find an open WR to sling the ball to.
     
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    excuse me, for some reason i had a brain fart and forgot we franchised starks, my bad there :)
     
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    Why is it everytime it's a slow news day it seems like these analyst talk about who Miami is expected to go after?

    As if were the only team that has needs in the entire NFL. for a team that gets no press, during every off season it seems like we get the majority of it.
     
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    because what few people that do want Cook sees a Graham,Gronk ,and Gonzo in him and so do i , Cook will become an elete TE in the NFL and i sure as hell want him in a dolphin uniform before he dose break out into those mentioned above , so if we can grab Wallace , Cook and move up if need be to get Milliner in the first , oh and imo keep Bush and let thomas walk , man we would have one heck of an offence with these moves , but its not up to us , so ireland needs to step up to the plate and hit a homerun .
     
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    I either want Cook or Bennett both would be perfect next to Wallace
     

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