Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Nublar7, Apr 19, 2006.
Let's see what happens.
Millen doesn't mean to be a dumb*** and wait. He should just accept our trade offer and be done with it because he atleast will get a pick in return.
Wow, it must be getting close with a statement like that.
I anticipate a deal any day now.
Joey is trying to force Matt's hand. I can just picture that old Penn State linebacker turning purple and smashing furniture with rage...:evil:
He seems pretty confident that he's going to Miami. I would pull the trigger for a 2007 6th round draft pick.
Im happy this looks like it is going to happen. A while ago I suggested this: http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=131222
Thing is, Joey has probably the most leverage in this trade. Nobody is going to trade for Joey without re-working the contract, and he is now stating that he won't do that for any other team then Miami. He will be a Dolphin, Millen has to fold to Miami's demands, or they are going to get nothing for him.
hahaha! Joey is totally owning Millen right now.. I dont see how Millen has any options left.. If he doesnt take Miami's offer, he will either have to pay Joey his bonus or release him for nothign.
You hit it right on the head Nub. Joey has almost ALL the leverage in this trade because of his contract right now. There is no way Millen is going to be able to swing for a 3rd or 4th round pick when Miami refuses to give that much up and Joey ONLY wants to play for Miami. The Lions should be happy to get anything for him and not be forced to release him.
I am excited. There is almost noway a team like Denver or Cincy(who just signed Wright) can pull off a trade for Harrington. Nobody is going to pay Joey his big contract he has with Detroit, and he refuses to workout a new deal with anyone but the Fins. This trade is all but a done deal. imo, Joey will be a Dolphin by Friday.
this is awsome, but you know what...millen is such a hard head, if he believes this to be his last year there i can see him just paying harringtons roster bonus, that way he isnt made a fool for folding from his demand and in turn making harrington not get what he wants. actually i dont know, im just thinking about possibilities. I will be just as excited with him opening the season for us as culpepper. i want to see what harrington has also.
It should be done soon just because the fins need to finish their draft plans and need to know if they should be looking for a QB in the draft or not. Maybe not done by Friday but I would guess early next week.
yep, if Joey is firm on going to Miami, and it sure sounds he is, than he's coming. and the beauty of his statement of wanting only miami is that millen's ability for trade value just went down the drain. I mean if we are the only trade partner now, in actuality the only reason we are trading any of our picks is to be able to get Joey now and not have to wait until he's cut in June. so basically, since Joey and the dolphins hold all the cards, it's really up to nick to determine what's he willing to give up to get joey into camp early, and since he could just wait and give nothing, i'm thinking a 7th rounder could even be a possibility. the longer millen holds out, the less value he'll be getting as it gets closer to when joey will be cut and go to miami for nothing.
exactly, im loving this situation. I like how joey is just taking it into his own hands. He sees that millen is an idiot, so he will just take the matters into his own hands. speed everything up
yo, that is good news.
he's a league vet.. almost for free, and will play well, becuz he has no expectations on him...well, no #3 overall pick expectations...
as long as daunte is heathy....hmmm
ESPNews just reported this and they said that the deal is a 3 year one, but it's mostly just a two year because he will make alot of money in the final year of the contract.
Nick Saban is straight robbing catz this offseason, first the Viks now the Lions! Love it!
We hold all the cards actually. We have a player who admittingly wants to play for us. We have a team who doesn't want the player who also has a horrible front office. And the player is due a huge bonus June 1st. It is their best interest to get rid of Harrington so the Lions demands don't mean anything right now.
yes, it is the Lions best interest to get rid of Harrington but they could be jerks and wait until May 31st. a 7th round pick could be enough to get him here now so that he can start learning the offense. and that is the only card the Lions are holding. If i were saban i'd take that 6th round offer right off the table.
I love that Joey isn't even going to visit anyone else now!
One big plus if we get Harrington is we won't have to draft a QB.....we will have Harrington, Lemon, and Brock Berlin to back up DC...another nice move by Saban.
"Harrington, who has been given permission to shop for a trade, told the Lions on Wednesday he wants to go the Dolphins and is firm about the decision. Because he is due a $4 million bonus in June, Harrington has some control over his future because no team wants to pick up his current contract. After working out a two-year agreement with the Dolphins more than a week ago, Harrington asked Millen to release him or make a trade with the Dolphins so he can move on with his career. "
Check mate Mr. Millen. We get him for a 6th next year, or we get him later for nuttin' when you cut him.
Can't wait to get him. Hopefully a change in scenery will help him hit his potential. I'll be very impressed if Saban can bring in both Culpepper and Harrington for a 2nd this year and next years 6th.
We should offer them a conditional 6th rounder in 2007. If Harrington hits, I don't know, 2,500 yards or so then it goes to a 5th. BUT NO MORE!
According to the PBP, the Lions are planning to accept the Dolphins offer. :banana: :mdfin:
The Power and Pursuasion of one, Nick Saban.
Looks like we could have our backup sometime tomorow.
after we got culpepper i got rid of my harrington to miami sig....dammit
Look at that link. It says, "arrington." Not "harrington." :lol:
I still want LaVar. :boohoo:
I like Joey a lot more today than yesterday. He's showing a little muscle and he's showing that he really wants to be a Dolphin. Excellent!
Who would've thought that we'd have Culpepper as our starter and Harrington as our #2 QB? This time last year ... well, nevermind. Let's not spoil the fun.
"Hey Matt, you know that 07 6th we offered?" It's now a 06 7th & is good till friday. Nick
Dang Nublar, your may be right after all about this trade being done by friday, heck at this pace, possibly tomorrow. Nice, Nice, Nice!
:lol: , i hope that's what it is!
Millin can still trade him to another team if he gets a better offer can't he? Eveb against harringtons wishes?
Phinstrodamus, can I permission to have this quote as part of my signature?
There is no way in hell a team can pay a contract for a player that is technically on another team. That must be an error...
woo hoo found it!
Sure, and that team will have to honor Harringtons existing contract because he would be under no obligation to restructure it. I believe that means the new team would have to start by writing him a check for $4,000,000 in June.
aka...Ain't gonna happen.
quote=newlownorder]He seems pretty confident that he's going to Miami. I would pull the trigger for a 2007 6th round draft pick.[/quote]
y would we even give him a 6?? we have all the leverage, millen has no options but to take our deal.
I say we give him our lowest 7th rd pick and a one way ticket out of detroit
millen is such a hard head.... :rickybrow