Merged: Some Good News for a Change / Corey Dillon

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  1. Dolfan5000

    Dolfan5000 Mark my words, I'll get mine

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    Dolphins | Dillon interested in team
    Sun, 15 Jul 2007 09:41:58 -0700
    Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) is interested in the Miami Dolphins, but the Dolphins have not contacted him as of yet.

    Hey, if we could sign him to 1-2 years for less than a million a year I'd be all for that. He could only help us.

    btw got that from kffl nfl hotwire if anyone asks
     
  2. MDFINFAN

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    Nooooo, that's not good news, I'd rather keep chatman if he can keep his weight in check.
     
  3. Raging Bull

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    Awesome. He's a good back, getting up there in age but would replace Morris nicely. And would be there with Booker, if God Forbid Ronnie got hurt.
     
  4. Dolfan5000

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    Why is it bad?
     
  5. feelthepain

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    As long as he has a big grudge against the Pats twice next year, I'd be OK with it.
     
  6. MDFINFAN

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    He just doesn't have the explosion he use to...I think he's a tough running back but we have that in Ronnie..I think Chatman can be the other part of ronnie and Booker the change of pace..and let's not forget about Cobbs who's a good mixture of brown\chatman and booker.
     
  7. Fin Fan in Cali

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    Thanks for the info bro, but I rather give one of the younger backs a shot first.:wink:
     
  8. ckparrothead

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    I don't see how Jesse Chatman could ever be more desirable than Corey Dillon. The thing Dillon can give us that we're not QUITE sure whether Ronnie has or not, is a nose for the end zone.
     
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    :D
    EXACTLY!!!
     
  10. Mike13

    Mike13 I am a golden god

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    If we're looking for Running Backs that are past their prime Lets give Thurman Thomas a call......Oh right we tried that.
     
  11. Trackstar

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    He has better vision as well. Ronnie has struggled in that dept. too.
     
  12. Trackstar

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    And it was working until he got hurt.
     
  13. Elliott 1

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    I saw RB's in NFLE this year who looked better than Dillon has the last couple of years.

    He looks like he is finished to me. Maybe a midseason pick up for a team with injuries.
     
  14. Dolfan5000

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    Think about it lik,e this he can also help to teach Ronnie some more about the techniques of his position.
     
  15. ckparrothead

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    Not really. He just has displayed a more natural nose for the goal line, as things stand right now, than Ronnie has been able to in the circumstances he's been in. We could sign Corey Dillon and find out that Ronnie is fine in the red zone and on the goal line. But if not, we'd be glad we had Corey Dillon over Jesse Chatman.
     
  16. Trackstar

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    I guess we are seeing two different things. I'm not saying his vision is terrible, but I've seen him miss the hole way too many times.
     
  17. #1dolphinsfan

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    he would be a good backup for brown
     
  18. SCLSU Mud Dogs

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    this would be huge, this has been the pats poison the past few years, picking up players from us

    look at heath evans, we gave him the ball twice, we got rid of him to the pats, and he almost had a 100 yard rushing day against us
     
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    I would love to have a superbowl champion on this team
     
  20. ckparrothead

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    Well it's not something I'd say he's "struggled" with either considering he gained 4.4 and 4.2 ypc behind bad offensive lines.

    He has better vision with more carries in the game, and it helps his YPC on those later carries. Unfortunately, we've had dumb@sses in Miami coaching him to where he hardly ever saw more than 15 carries in a game.
     
  21. Phorever Phins

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    No thanks don't need the cap hit.
     
  22. tcdrover

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    Hasn't Brown out rushed him for the past two years?

    I'm not sure.

    I know that last year Dillon seemed to avoid contact more than I've ever seen him avoid contact...

    He is worn out IMO...
     
  23. Trackstar

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    Very very true. On Monday night against the Jets, If we hand the ball to Ronnie two more times we would have won the game! Not an exaggeration either. My brother and I were at that game.

    I like the idea of Dillon. He won't be in a situation where he has to carry the ball 20+ times a game. Has he slowed down? Yes. Has he lost some agility? Yes. But he makes up for it with experience, vision, and toughness. Put him and Ronnie in the backfield on 3rd and short and make the defense guess who's going to get the ball.
     
  24. Trackstar

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    That he is. But all we would ask him to do is pound the rock a few times a game. Sort of like what the Steelers did with Jerome Bettis on the goal line when they had a healthy Duce Staley and Willie Parker.
     
  25. ckparrothead

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    Dillon probably doesn't get more than 2-3 carries a game in Miami until/unless Ronnie Brown gets hurt. He would be a role player that basically goes into the game in the red zone whenever Ronnie Brown can't go for one reason or another...or if Ronnie proves completely ineffective there.

    But if Ronnie gets hurt, and history has shown it happens every year...then Corey Dillon shares a load with Lorenzo Booker and that could be key.
     
  26. ckparrothead

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    I know I for one did not see Dillon avoiding contact last year...nor did many Patriots fans. Journalists I've spoken with from patsy land said that Dillon had lost speed but was making up for it by showing more power than they'd ever seen from him...but I think he wore down a little bit as the season wore on.
     
  27. chevysales

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    why is that good news?

    dillon is spent.
     
  28. Trackstar

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    I didn't either. He even got a rare recognition award from B.B for showing a tremendous work ethic despite his age. It's something that he usually gives to a young practice squad guy.
     
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    and when/if we make the playoffs it never hurts to have the veteran guys around then...
     
  30. TRUEPHIN

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    If he comes cheap, I hope we try to sign him. We need a third RB. We're only two deep at that position.
     
  31. Bill C

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    Dillon would be a good add.
     
  32. Whitedolphin54

    Whitedolphin54 From the land of legends

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    if he aint good enough for the Pats, he aint good enough for us either son. He was good for the Bungles, but he hasn't done enough since moving to the Pats to warrant having him here. just think as to why the Pats are letting him go.
     
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    He won't sign with any team for less than 3M. He was making that with the Pats when he asked for his release.

    He is done, as a starting RB, but the man is still deadly in the red zone. He set a career mark last season with 13 rush tds, many of then from outside the 10.

    I wish he was still with the Pats. they haven't replaced what he brings to the table, unless Maroney is 100%.
     
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    I was for bringing Dillon here at first but then i thought why not just let Ricky come back instead? He is cheaper, has more explosion, and is younger. Sure its a gamble having him on the team but he owes the organization money and this would guarante he would pay it back.
     
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    I've long been a proponent of adding Dillon, for the mere fact we need a guy who can carry the load if Ronnie gets hurt, which has happened every year for several years with him.

    Plus, though somewhat overrated, Dillon could help Ronnie with questions he may have, and work with him on some of the deficiencies in his game. Dillon seems to have turned into a guy who has accepted his role also.
     
  36. roth98

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    Not worth it... I think Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller are both on the same page, and that is getting this team younger and faster... Playmakers... Dillon is on the downside of his career, we have enough old guys as it is... No thanks!
     
  37. Dollarz

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    Dillon would be a good addition to the team, but I doubt Cameron would go after him. I think he likes Booker too much to give Dillon 3 million per year.
     
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    :confused: How is getting an elite RB, for a good pricem to be your backup not good news?
     
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    ....And he could also do for us what all the former Dolphin players did for the Pats, he could be used as mole, and give us info on the Pats.
     
  40. feelthepain

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    Not that we need help against the Pats :wink:
     
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    i wouldnt mind seeing him come here at least he would be a sure fire back up for ronnie if he got injured again which, lets face it he probably will get injured at some stage during the season and miss 2 games or something. dillon could be a good replacement should that happen.
     
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    we sure dont need dillon to old and to slow!:unsure:
     
  43. BALLS DEEP

    BALLS DEEP Guess Who's Back.

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    Thats what I was thinking man. Ronnie is a little fragile not a lot but a little. I want us to go into this season with the keys to be succesfull for the WHOLE season. That means not only haveing Booker as a change of pace back but also having a full replacement for Ronnie. Next year maybe we can do without Dillon but Bokkers a rookie this year. Do we really want to place all of our faith in him as Ronnies replacement if he goes down?
     
  44. killakimo

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    are we trying to make the team compete for the oldest in the nfl? but hey, if he's got some left in the tank, i'd support the idea. whatever works. like all of you, i'm just tired of 6-10 seasons.
     
  45. Findawg

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    Corey Dillon??

    Just thought I'd share what I ran across...I don't think we need him, but thought it was interesting and didn't see it posted on here.


    7-16-07 | RB Corey Dillon interested in playing for Miami?
    According to reports, unrestricted free agent runner Corey Dillon may have interest in playing for the Miami Dolphins, but word is that the Dolphins have not yet contacted the runner.

    I tried posting the link but I don't have enough posts. Found it at "Fantasyfootballxtreme"
     
  46. bigtony989

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    hed be great backing up ronnie and great insurance incase of another injury
     
  47. #1dolphinsfan

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    he would be a good back up for ronnie
     
  48. SabanHater

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    anything on an asking price?
     
  49. Findawg

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    Can't imagine he would ask for much...I haven't heard of any other team interested and he's just about ready to retire.
     
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    I would think we'd at least show moderate interest in him. He still has enough left in the tank to be a solid back up. Then again, he isn't (nor ever was) particularly fast, which is something Cameron obviously covets. Still, for the right price, he'd be worth a look. It certainly couldn't hurt. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten more interest considering he has been consistently productive and the fact that more and more teams are leaning toward a solid, two-back attack.
     

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