free agents miami should go after

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  1. samikit13

    samikit13 Golden Flakes

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    Correll Buckhalter, rb. I think he is an upgrade over Morris and Minor. Eric Steinbach, OG/OT. Can play both positions and is still young (27) Max Starks, T or Jordan Black, T. Dwight Freeney, DE. Would pair with Taylor and give miami best DL in the league. Lance Briggs, OLB. Huge upgrade over Spragan and a playmaker. Asante Samuel, CB. Miami needs a playmaker in the defensive backfield. Had 10 picks last year and is younger than Nate Clements. Now before i get bashed, i realize its unlikely miami can afford these top free agents. These are just guy that miami should target. If Wayne holds true to his words, "i dont care how much money it takes," half of these guys on the dolphins next year isnt a pipe dream. This is of course if none of these guys get franchised... Just my wishlist
     
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    Roman529 Moon Runner / The 3 AM Crew

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    I'd love to steal Asante Samuel from the Patriots, BUT not if he is wanting Champ Bailey type money.
     
  3. Brown42000

    Brown42000 Perennial All-Pro

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    They should go after Adaluis Thomas who is a better fit for the 3-4 defense then Briggs and Asante Samuel but they do not need a running back because Ricky Williams is coming back next season.
     
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    what about donte stallworth?
     
  5. PhinFan0202

    PhinFan0202 Alriiigghht miaaammi!!!

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    Ricky is the most unreliable person on the team. He could just as easily want to go back to India and stay in a tent before he wants to come back here.
     
  6. dolphinfan0762

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    mr. wayne now show us the money sign both lance briggs and asante samuel.
     
  7. s3an8

    s3an8 Well-Known Member

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    adalius thomas and asante samuel are key i think...maybe lance briggs if we are willing tro spend even more money...
     
  8. PhinGeneral

    PhinGeneral King of the Wild Frontier

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    Yeah, it is because unlike hiring coaches, there's a salary cap for players, and overpaying for players will kill you in the long run.
     
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    I totally agree on Thomas. The guy can play anything from the defensive line to safety. He's an incredible player and he'll come in handy whether the fish play the 3-4 or 4-3.

    As for Ricky Williams, that's anybody's guess.
     
  10. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips Ready for Henne.

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    Buckhalter, good player. Dont need him though.
    Freeney, no. How do you have TWO small DE's? You have to have a Big guy opposite of Taylor. If you want a FA DE go after Jared Allen.
    Lance Briggs is gonna cost a pretty penny. He might be worth it though.
    Nate Clements wont be worth what he'll want.
     
  11. samikit13

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    Ricky didnt do anything in the CFL and to be honest does not deserve to play for the miami dolphins. He is well past his prime and a headcase
     
  12. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips Ready for Henne.

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    Thomas is gonna want wayyyy to much money considering the year hes had this year. Not to mention, he'd be perfect for the niners. They have the most money in FA, they run a 3-4, and Nolan has coached him before.
     
  13. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

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    Are there any truly gifted o-line players becoming free agents this year? After I saw what Steve Hutchinson did for the Vikings, I really regret not signing him or any potential o-line playmaker.
     
  14. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips Ready for Henne.

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    We dont have the kind of money to lure someone whose the caliber of steve hutchinson.
     
  15. Farmer

    Farmer ROLL!

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    he got a broken arm and was out in the CFL
     
  16. dominizzo

    dominizzo CAMERON EARTH WAKE

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    Look Like everyone says You builkd a great team through drafting which i agree!! miami neeeds to get a good draft!! Thank god Saban is not drafting he dont know how to draft!!

    In FA!! id like Eric steinbach
    Leonard davis
    Adaluis Thomas
    Deon Grant

    That good enough for me!! Adress the rest with a great draft
     
  17. SR 7

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    Samuels and Briggs/Thomas i say. CC goes to MLB once ZT leaves and Briggs to teh WOLB spot and we draft a SOLB. thats what I want. :)

    O yea, while we are at it, throw in a O linement plz.
     
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    agree!! But that Oline of Minny is sick!!!
     
  19. 1stDown

    1stDown The CHAMP is here

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    Wayne can't spend a cent over the cap. And last I heard, the Phins don't have too much to spend.
     
  20. chada456

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    unfortunately, we prolly wont be able to get any of those guys as their are many teams with more money to spend but if we could get one, id go with asante samuel or nate clements.. 1st off we'd be taking amazing players away from our rivals but more importantly we would provide a huge upgrade to the fins biggest weakness on D, our secondary. I believe were 2 playmakers away on D from being the 07 version of the ravens, a shutdown CB and an OLB.. Hard to find a shutdown corner in the draft but we can always get a good LB in the draft..No to Briggs and yes to A. Thomas but hes gonna want too much
     
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    Why do we want Freeny? He had a pretty bad year this year and is no where near the level of JT. I'll take Matt Roth for the next 7 to 8 years over Freeny for a couple.
     
  22. 1stDown

    1stDown The CHAMP is here

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    Sammuels has said that he would love to return to NE but he doesn't see NE come up with the money that he is looking for. So meaning he wants to get paid.
     
  23. chada456

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    damn... so it looks like its nate clements or draft.. but question... new england must have soo much money to spend, i mean they dont have the most talented, pro bowl type players on their team, so who is all their money being spent on?
     
  24. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    Reports have it that he will remain in Philly and he WANTS to remain in Philly
     
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    Buckhalter isn't as good as Sammie Morris either.

    Morris is a 3rd string back....a 3rd string back has to be versatile. Buckhalter isn't.
     
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    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    Corell Buckahlter - No thanks, we have Ricky
    Eric Stienbach - Good enough, sign him!
    Max Starks - Sign him!

    Jordan Black - No thanks
    Dwight Freeney - unlikely, we have K. Carter, Roth & D. Bowens
    Lance Briggs - Sign him!
    Asante Samuel - Product of the system, no thanks
     
  27. dolFAN27

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    Asante Samuel:yes:
     
  28. chada456

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    How is a cornerback a product of the system? and even if he is that system is a pretty similar 3-4 system that the fins use
     
  29. Dolfan_Noles

    Dolfan_Noles 1st Round Pick

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    I don't see any way that the Colts, who already have had some defensive stuggles don't resign Dwight Freeney. I also don't see Samuel making it to FA. I would love Samuel and Briggs, but we'll have to see if they get resigned.
     
  30. MrEd

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    Yes! He is the darkhorse here. He is the speedster that could replace Booker, who would clear $3.1mil by being cut/traded.

    We could pair Stalworth with Chambers who would then move to slot...and Hagan would play more the possession receiver spot. Plus, he wouldnt cost us a pick as Randy Moss or a 1st round rookie WR would.

    Stalworth also wouldnt be as expensive. Im sure that with the $3.1mil we would clear up by cutting/trading Booker...and allowing Welker to sign elsewhere...we would have the cap room to sign Stalworth

    Good choice
     
  31. dominizzo

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    I guess if this does happen Miami will select CB Leon Hall
     
  32. chada456

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    Wouldnt Stallworth, a proven #1 reciever cost more than Booker, a #2 reciever? But hey if we did that, we could move Stallworth to the #1 spot, Hagan to the #2 spot, and Chambers to the Slot where he thrived in 05
     
  33. motioncityhifi

    motioncityhifi I Am The Movie

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    starks is a restricted agent and a right tackle. we have carey, we dont need another right tackle. if pittsburgh is smart they put at least a medium tender on him which means if pitt doesnt match then we give up a 3rd rounder and i dont want to give up a 3rd rounder.
     
  34. chada456

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    If we go CB in the draft, I've read that Darelle Revis is a better shutdown corner. Leon Hall is slower. Plus Ive seen Revis return kicks so we could get a shutdown corner and return specialist with one draft pick
     
  35. MrEd

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    We need to base our FA targets on what the DRAFT has to offer...

    The #9 pick isnt going to offer a starting LT, so we need to target Leonard Davis or sign Eric Steinbach and move Shelton back to LT.

    Then, we need to make up our minds what is better:

    Clements/Samuels or Hall/Revis

    Ginn Jr/Jarrett or Stalworth/Moss

    Thomas or (there are many LBs throughout draft)

    zilch or (rookie NT)

    ...so...

    I'd go OL and WR or CB via FA...and draft CB or WR at #9, OLB in the 2nd, and NT in the 3rd via draft...in that order :cooldude:
     
  36. MrEd

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    Booker would count as $3.1mil against the cap...Stalworth will want a decent contract...but what matters most is the signing bonus...the salary could be as low as minimum salary the first year...so he can count even lower than Booker's cap #...:wink:
     
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    Or Revis...or move Jason Allen to CB and draft either Reggie Nelson or Laron Landry...:cooldude:
     
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    You heard wrong...the Dolphins will have over $25 mil to spend once they cut Booker and a few others
     
  39. MrEd

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    Every player says that...money talks :wink:
     
  40. nstand

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    Adaluis Thomas or Briggs - highly unlikely that we will get them. I dont see Chicago or Ravens giving them up that easily and even if they did decide to leave two of the top teams in the NFL, other teams have more cap space. Although Samuel would be an upgrade I think we will draft a CB with the number 1 pick and am happy with that.
     
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    darrelle Revis is better than Hall!! it looks like hall gets more mention that Pitt's revis
     
  42. MrEd

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    If we are unable to pick up a WR like Stalworth or Moss...then we would sign Clements or Samuels and draft Jarrett or Ginn Jr at #9

    If we are able to sign Stalworth or trade for Moss...then, yes, we would draft a DB at #9
     
  43. badfoot

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    The biggest problem with signing any of these guys is the fact that we are not great capwise and since the new collective bargining agreement there are alot of teams that will resign or go after these guys because they will have the money to do so.Miami needs to get younger quicker and cheaper for at least the next year.. then perhaps start bringing in some higher priced free agents the following year...its time to face the fact that this team is in for a big turnover player wise as it should be.Too many underachievers here for way to long... Chambers, Mc micheal, Jeno james..mare...say bye bye to these guys and maybe this team can get back to winning! If not then get ready for more band aids on a team dying of old age.
     
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    Ken Hamlin,Schaub and Samuels are at the tops of my list.
     
  45. Green Ranger

    Green Ranger Our year

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    i watched thomas specifically the whole game Vs indy...and this guy takes so many plays off it isnt even funny, its ridiculous really. so many times, adai would be pushing the pile or still driving his legs, and there is thomas standing and watching, or a few times the run would be going away from him, he would be coming free from the oposite side, and instead of trying to run him down, he kinda stood up tall and lightly jogged till the whistle blew. i dont want him
     
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    Your so right...just look at some of our players and there salaries

    and to reply to your original post threre are other teams out there with the same outlook that have considerable more money under the cap than we have...so to think we are going to just pluck a boatload of free agents is not realistic.If we get 1 good free agent I will be happy but there is no way on god's green earth that we are going to stockpile free agents.
     
  47. phinsfan84

    phinsfan84 remember ur 1st chance may be ur last

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    I would love to have Lance briggs on this team.

    Sameul isnt bad either...
     
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    i really want Asante Samuel or Lance Briggs
     
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    I Dont Know What Makes You Guys Think The Pats Wont Resign Samule
     
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    Did you guys see Asante Samuel run down LT like he was standing still yesterday. This kid has real football speed. This one may actually be worth the money and not many are.
     

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