Miami Dolphins Free Agency Preview: Linebacker Kevin Burnett

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  1. FinAtic8480

    FinAtic8480 A True Fan

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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-free-agency-preview-linebacker-kevin-burnett

    I have mentioned Burnett's name several times on twitter. He is a former Cowboy who this organization knows plenty about and the have tried to sign him in the past and most importantly he can play ILB and some OLB. I would really like for the Fins to add Burnett.
     
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    Last year was Burnetts best all around season: 95 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions. Crowder has never had a season like this...Crowder
    doesn't have 6 sacks or 2 interceptions in 6 YEARS

    GOOD LORD CROWDER NEEDS TO GO!
     
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    Lilseb93 This Is My House

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    Definitely. I've been calling for his head for years!
     
  4. SF Dolphin Fan

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    Hey finatic. What if instead Miami signed Manny Lawson and moved Koa Misi to inside linebacker? I think Lawson would add more of a pass rush and that's not really Misi's forte. Just a thought.
     
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    I think Burnett re-signs with San Diego, but we'll see what happens.
     
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    Crowder needs to be upgraded ... he's not even a shadow of his teacher Zach.
     
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    aj edds is supposed to provide what kevin burnett would...and burnetts not enough of a thumper to want to pair next to karlos dansby inside in a 3-4...but yeah crowder definitely needs to be upgraded whenever we can...crowders got the same problem today he's had his entire football career and will always have no matter how much tape he watches or reps he gets...he lacks instincts for the position

    as for ilb help this upcoming draft looks pretty loaded
     
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    I would love to have Burnett, but it won't happen. Too much money.

    I could see the Dolphins signing Takeo Spikes. If the 49ers lose Aubrayo Franklin they probably have money to re-sign Spikes, but if they don't, I could see the Dolphins offering him a two year contract.
     
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    I've been asking for a upgrade at that position. Chowder and Fasano are 2nd/3rd tier players, with no natural ability to make plays.
     
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    Kudos to hooshoops for knowing Kevin Burnett and Crowder don't do the same thing on the football field.Everyone else.............
     
  11. Phinatic8u

    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    Its pretty easy if you actually watch football. Most people on FH can't tell you anything about the actual sport.
     
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    Kevin Burnett used to be a coverage backer but the guy I saw in 2009 and 2010 was not just a coverage backer. He was a vicious hitter and a playmaker. He's also responsible for Chad Pennington's shoulder being wrecked. He came in and hit Pennington's arm from the front as he was throwing and the collision dislocated Pennington's shoulder.

    The last couple of years in San Diego, Burnett's been kind of a liability in coverage, actually.

    Truth be told I think we already got a pretty decent linebacker out of San Diego in Tim Dobbins and I'd honestly like to see what he can do in his 2nd year in Mike Nolan's scheme now that everything has settled down and he should have the system down and be ready to actually grow as a player. It seems to me like a lot of new veteran additions through free agency or trade or whatever take a year trying to get comfortable with the scheme and the new environment and then blossom a little in that second year.
     
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    Manny Lawson's production from a pass rush standpoint doesn't even beat Misi's rookie season. If we can get Manny Lawson cheap, so be it -- we have another guy. But come on!

    I am sick of typing his 2010 and 2009 stat lines as a starter in San Francisco's D. Please go to NFL.com and check it out for yourself.

    That said, I like the idea of bringing in Burnett, and keeping Misi on the outside and the opportunity to develop some moves beyond the bull rush.
     
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    Lawson:

    2010 = 59 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles (16 Starts)
    2009 = 68 Tackles, 6.5 Sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles (16 Starts)

    Anyway, it would be nice if AJ Edds pans out, so this is a non-issue. I do like signing Barnett for depth.
     
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    Nice call!!!
     
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    Yeah man you called this one!
     

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