Merged: Just re-sign Nails already.../Why No Nails?

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  1. Gonk

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    Just re-sign Nails already...

    This team needs to bite the bullet and just resign the guy. Everyone knew it was a big mistake to release him. He had a monster year in 2002, got injured, and had a mediocre year in 2003 when he was playing injured. He's fully recovered now... give the guy a freakin' shot. He's only 27 years old and has his best years ahead of him.

    There is no one else left on the wire who is really on that "next level." We need to sign a G and have one less thing to worry about going into mid-March.

    We resign Nails and it opens up a bunch of possibilities for us... our O-line would look like this:

    Smith, James, McKinney, Nails, _______

    One hole... which could be filled by drafting either Vernon Carey or Shawn Andrews (if he somehow slips). I don't know about you guys, but I think that would be a monster O-line.

    Let go/trade O-gun to get another 1st if possible to pick up another WR, or try everything in your power to trade for Boston.

    This FO needs to get things in order, and quickly. We look like a disheveled mess right now. A bunch of 3rd graders could've handled this situation better.

    If not Nails, bring in another G like Cosey Coleman, Ruben Brown, ANYBODY! We need to get this situation fixed before it is too late.
     
  2. texasPHINSfan

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    i don't think we should get rid of O-gun, at any cost!
     
  3. GIO

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    Could not agree more.

    If nothing else, Nails would give us solid depth.
     
  4. Phinzone

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    Money. Can't afford to keep him for more than one season, after which, he'll become a UFA, and we won't get squat for him. It needs to be done.

    And yes, bring nails back.
     
  5. texasPHINSfan

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    we have room for him now.
     
  6. finfan54

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    read a report that he is heading back to buffalo. no lie. i think i read it on sporting news about Boston but also was one for nails.
     
  7. DolphinzD

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    I am 100% for resigning Nails.
     
  8. DOLPHAN1

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    i agree. nails should be better this year. sign him back and move him to right gaurd which is his natural position anyway. i didn't think he was the problem last year and think wanny was completely wrong for only calling him out.
     
  9. Section126

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    Nails really sucked last year...was it him coming back from the injury?

    My guess is that the injury ended his career......he looked god awful last year........
     
  10. Bowl_Bound

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    Look at Jamal Lewis. Its a 2 yr prob. He could be a steal. Grab him ASAP.
     
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    He did look pretty bad...but the year before proved what he is capable of. Also, the injury that he had takes, on average, 2 years to heal properly. I think nails would be an excellent signing and could compete for a starter job.....even if he doesn't make the starting lineup..he would be an excellent back up. I also agree that Wanny make an error in blaming as much as he did on nails.
     
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    Lewis didn't tear his achilles, Nails did. You got the injuries confused.
     
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    look 126, you may be right about his career being over but injuries of his kind take a min of 18 months to properly heal. he was playing in less than 12. i think we owe it to him to give him the opportunity to prove that he is ok...or not. we have some young guys on the roster that could use some developement time so i don't really see much of a risk if we bring him back at or near the league min.
     
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    Thats the problem, he wants around 2 million a year.......we can't swing that for a backup.
     
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    HMMM could have sworn it was the same injury. If you are correct then..........perhaps we should pass.
     
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    Lewis was ACL/MCL tear......(Knee Blown out)
     
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    Ok, perhaps we should pass
     
  18. DOLPHAN1

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    i don't think anyone really recovers from an injury like nails'. but if i remember correctly he had the best possible break to recover from. unlike DM, his was clean and not all the way through. maybe there is hope for him....
     
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    I'm with you Dolfan Brother! Sign Nails now to play RG!
     
  20. finsrclowns

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    Why No Nails?

    I understand Jamie Nails has been a LG and that's Jeno James position. I also understand Nails was bothered with an ankle injury last year. That being said, with Todd Perry released why not resign Nails and move him to RG? IMO Nails is a pretty solid player when healthy but from what I read it looks like the fins are not interested in re-signing him. Please tell me why.
     
  21. Justasportsfan

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    He caused buffets in So. Fla. to go out of business. :lol:
     
  22. phinphanbill

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    I'd love to have him back. Maybe they think the rest of the league will view him as damaged goods so they can get him on the cheap later on in free agency. Dolphin Digest is stating that he is in Buffalo. I'd hate to watch him drive blocking our guys twice a year if he gets healthy.
     
  23. DolphinDevil28

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    Who would win in an eating contest out of Jaime and Mike Williams?
     
  24. Superself

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    Oh, don't worry so much. I think soon that Rick will resign Nails, Perry and Ruddy again. I think that is his plan E or was it plan F??
     
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    That's a BIG "if".

    When he did get healthy, he didn't stay that way. I think he has an eating condition (understatement of the day).
     
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    That's def a plan F, as in if we FAIL to get all the players we wanted, then we go with the same old players.
     
  27. finsrclowns

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    I know the guy has big problems disconnecting the feed bag, but he's only missed 3 starts in 2 years. I'm missing something here.:confused:
     
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    Hey Wayne did it too. He got us excited about him hiring a new GM/coach and look what we got....same crap different day.

    Why can't Rick do it too?
     
  29. Dolphins17-0

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    we're actually rooting for Nails to sign with the bills, and when he eats travis henry you guys can get to start the mcgahee era.
     
  30. finsrclowns

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    Any serious replies?
     
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    Sam Adams :lol:
     
  32. texasPHINSfan

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    why would we want him back? last year our OL was our biggest problem, and we are talking about bringing guys back? if they are going to do housecleaning, they need to stick to their guns, and bring in better players. If we bring back all the same guys, (minus the new James), then we aren't replacing the OL are we???
     
  33. Larry Little

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    Re: Why No Nails?

    Remember years ago, when Jimmy Johnson became head coach of the Dolphins, and he chose not to re-sign free agent CB Troy Vincent, or free agent DL Marco Coleman? The media asked him why in the world would he not want to resign Miami's best two defensive players. Jimmy replied:

    "How good was the defense last year?"

    Well, for those who ask why we don't re-sign Nails:

    "How good was the offensive line last year?"

    If Nails would play for the minimum, I could see him returning. Otherwise... thanks for one good season, and best of luck to you, Jamie.
     
  34. Justasportsfan

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    ever since his injury, he's never been the same. Slowed down quite a bit.
     
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    I hope we keep him also. He could be either good as depth or great again. Lets keep him home.
     
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    The talk is not his achilles, it is that he has bad knees and they are not going to get better. Never going to be the explosive blocker we say a couple years ago. Remember, no team has had a better chance to evaluate him then us.

    Nails is about done.
     
  37. Sal Lisitano

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    Yes...that's the problem with him...but in 2002 he was our best O-Lineman...no doubt. When he got hurt at the end of the Raiders game...he never got back to his 2002 form in 2003. He had a bad injury...what he had may take 2 years to be fully recovered. I would not mind brining him back for the vet. minimum or a cheaper contract based on playing time...but who knows!!!

    Go Fins!!!
     
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    He's just better than any of the other guards we've had. That's all.
     
  39. Muck

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    That's not really true. When he got injured, that was a freak occurance. And while he recovered, he didn't gain any weight. Maybe 10 lbs. And that's a TOUGH thing to do when you can't run or walk. Especially for a man his size.

    He's kept his weight under control for two years now. But it might all be for not because he might not ever be the same player again.
     
  40. finsrclowns

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    So he hurt his ankle, he has bad knees, he has an eating disorder and his best days are behind him. Other than that he's in great shape. Did I leave anything out?
     

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