Rolando McClain reinstated into NFL

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by mnphinfan, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. mnphinfan

    mnphinfan Lifelong Fin Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 2008
    Messages:
    3,631
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...mcclain-reinstated-from-reserveretired-list/I i just saw McClain was reinstated and Baltimore has 24 hours to either cut him, trade him or put him on the active roster. Question is, if Newsome said he was available what would you give up. Reports are that he is a little out of shape and didn't look great in his workout for the team. IIRC he was a good two down LB but had problems in coverage. I think I'd be willing to give up at least a 7th and maybe a 6th. It would be a very low cost high reward deal that could very easily flop. One would have to wonder though if Philbin would want a player with McCain's checkered past. I doubt he'd want another troubled player in the locker room.
     
  2. Zounds

    Zounds A True Fan Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2005
    Messages:
    8,203
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I heard he couldnt finish the conditioning drill the Ravens put him though. I wasn't a fan of him before that, so I'm not sure I'd even give the man a try out.
     
  3. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator

    Joined:
    Sep 2004
    Messages:
    31,734
    Likes Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    63
    No thanks bro.
     
  4. Dr. Phin

    Dr. Phin Scout Team

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Messages:
    8,301
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Forget the off-field stuff...they guy sucks!
     
  5. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Messages:
    28,780
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    48
    A 6th or a 7th? Are you crazy man? Woudn't even take him as a FA

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk
     
  6. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    If he is healthy and in football shape I wouldn't mind signing him as depth. He might be better than Phillip Wheeler.
     
  7. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2012
    Messages:
    15,956
    Likes Received:
    172
    Trophy Points:
    63
    No way in hell

    As for even considering giving up a pick .. insanity
     
  8. cuban_refugee

    cuban_refugee Football On My Mind 24 Hrs Per Day

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
  9. dobrasz54

    dobrasz54 Scout Team Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Apr 2008
    Messages:
    3,022
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Nope. Just keep on moving. I wouldn't give up a thing for the guy especially because he is more than likely to be cut.
     
  10. jnewmant

    jnewmant Hit folks and like it!

    Joined:
    Feb 2005
    Messages:
    2,368
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I'd consider it, he honestly cannot be worse than phillip wheeler. He was first round talent just a few years ago that has to count for something?
     
  11. DKphin

    DKphin A True Fan Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Messages:
    9,635
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I would give nothing for him. The guy was given the chance of a lifetime and He blew it, not someone else, it is all on him.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolando_McClain
     
  12. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2012
    Messages:
    15,956
    Likes Received:
    172
    Trophy Points:
    63
    by that logic, I offer this: jamarcus russell was first overall talent, how did that go? Wanna give him a go?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2014
  13. MP-Omnis

    MP-Omnis Larry King, Antique Bandwagon

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Messages:
    3,417
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    McClain is a true "thug".
     
  14. jnewmant

    jnewmant Hit folks and like it!

    Joined:
    Feb 2005
    Messages:
    2,368
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I was going to counter that Jamarcus was picked by the raiders but then i realized so was rolando so I really got nothing :logic:
     
  15. FearTheBeard

    FearTheBeard FearTheBurke

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Messages:
    4,243
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Give the guy a break! He's been out of trouble for nearly a calendar year!
     
  16. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2012
    Messages:
    15,956
    Likes Received:
    172
    Trophy Points:
    63
    So has hernandez lol
     
  17. 13Dolfan87

    13Dolfan87 Scout Team Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hell no.
     
  18. mnphinfan

    mnphinfan Lifelong Fin Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 2008
    Messages:
    3,631
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I think people are forgetting what a run thumper he was at Alabama and his first two years (2010-2011) in the NFL. He is definitely able to diagnose running plays and tackle better than Wheeler. People are also acting like 6th & 7th round picks are a for sure hit. I'd much rather take a chance on a player who has proven he can play in tbe NFL but lost it mentally after the success & money might have gone to his head. You also have to remember that he took a year off, on his own recognizance, to try and get better. He spent that time at Alabama, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life.

    Now I agree with those who say the legal problems he had in the past are a reason to say no, but to act like he wouldn't be competition for Wheeler for a bargain price of a low round pick are kidding themselves.
     
  19. JFoxx

    JFoxx Seasoned Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    2,739
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Kind of a pointless discussion. With our recent history, this is the last guy we'd ever consider (regardless of talent). I know we need help at LB, but they are not going to stick their neck out that far again.
     
  20. levv151

    levv151 Scout Team

    Joined:
    Apr 2007
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I'm all for second chances and wish him nothing but the best in his life and his NFL comeback, but the Phins should not be the team that is going to give him his chance...if he succeeds or fails somewhere else, I won't lose sleep either way...
     
  21. DolfanDuBbZ~

    DolfanDuBbZ~ Avoid the 'Noid

    Joined:
    Nov 2008
    Messages:
    6,401
    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    48

    Jamarcus Russel was a first round talent also. What's your point?
     
  22. susser2000

    susser2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2009
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
  23. next-year

    next-year MostHated

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I've got a few buddies in the NFL and from all accounts they have told me that the conditioning test are pretty much a joke.

    from my one buddy when i asked him how his conditioning test was " so stupid, I could have done it 10 more times"

    that kind of put it in perspective for me, Also what's with all of these people saying he proved he could play at the NFL level from what I remember he wound up getting benched for poor play not because of his legal issues. Also remember like every Raider fan saying how disappointing his play was
     
  24. truedolfan57

    truedolfan57 A True Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Messages:
    5,874
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I will give him credit, with his 1 year retirement, he went back to school and got his bachelors degree. So i don't think he's a complete "thug".
     
  25. DeathStar

    DeathStar Hall Of Famer

    Joined:
    Nov 2004
    Messages:
    15,608
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Stay away.
     
  26. Daytona Fin

    Daytona Fin Playoffs Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 2002
    Messages:
    28,016
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Seth Wickersham ‏@SethWickersham

    Filed to http://ESPN.com : @RMcClain205 is walking away from football, this time for good. "I'm done," he told me in a text."If football made me complete I would play.But whenever I think of it my heart pulls me away from whatever reason"
     
  27. The_Phish

    The_Phish A True Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 2003
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Wow.....I'm sure you've been asked this a million times but who is the girl is your sig Daytona????
     
  28. Despacio

    Despacio Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 2004
    Messages:
    6,868
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Aaaaaaand he's done. Next!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page