St. Louis Dispatch: Long checked out "fine" physically, no "red flag"

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  1. phinatic1399

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    Big Jake sounds like he is healthy, bring him back at $8 million and fill another huge hole
     
  2. DolphinDevil28

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    I agree. There's not a better option out there and I'm ready for this to be done with. It would allow us to focus on CB and pass rusher in the draft, both positions with depth in later rounds.
     
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    yup
     
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    Come back big guy!
     
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    I just wish the Rams would sign him already.

    We need to move on.
     
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    Harsh words
     
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    NYinBostonFin Playoffs Please!!

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    The more time he takes to decide, the more chance on losing out on his replacement.

    He isn't worth the money, and doesn't fit the system. Signing him is more a heart than head decision.
     
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    tell me again which patriots olineman makes 8 million to protect Brady. Tell me which one makes 8 on the ravens to protect there Superbowl winning QB? In fact find me a playoff team from last year and tell me how many 8 million dollar olinemen they had...

    I'll wait
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    Word is other teams are getting involved so this may drag out a while. Can't believe I am saying this but .... I trust Ireland to make the right call on this one.
     
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    yeah I feel the same way ...

    8 million a year, resigns very good LT
    or draft a young cheaper stud..


    still not a easy decision for the FO ..
     
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    We already have enough holes on the oline. Martin is far from being ready to take over for Long. We have a huge question at RG and RT. Both of those positions are not settled.
    The smart thing to do is to bring him back and rotate Long and Martin until the team can decide whether Martin is good enough. Solidify the right side, and over haul the left side this year.
    We cannot create a new hole at LT and plug in a scrub.... risking RT's blindside. That will just hobble the offense for another year.
     
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    Well like I said

    This is a tough call for the FO
    I'm 65% no
    35% bring JAke back myself

    But I see this more about money and less about chemistry
    8 million is lot for a LT
    When your have so many option


    1) start Martin and save 8 plus million
    2) draft a player in 1st or 2nd round and save 7 million
    3) sign a veteran LT/RT and save 3-4 million then sign a Starting CB
     
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    Sign Long & Winston & get Warmack with our #12..............
     
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    Michigan used zone blocking
     
  15. NYinBostonFin

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    Do you want to argue that pass protection isn't Long's strong suit, as well as WCO? Really? What was his blocking style in HS?

    And just to clarify, I'm not saying Jake's not a beast. Just not worth the money, esp with any injury concerns.
     
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    Some have suggested rotating Martin with Long or signing both Long and Winston. Martin was a second round pick and a good RT as a rookie. He will be starting at RT if we sign Long and if we don't, Martin will start at either tackle depending on who Ireland signs or drafts. Martin is a starter. If Long is signed we won't sign Winston. We will focus on our guard play in the draft IMO.
     
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    For the right price, sure, bring Boselli Jr. back. But don't think for a minute that it means that LT/RT isn't still a need. The guy is falling apart (yeah, I read the first post, and I remember reading the same thing last year), so it's time to find his or Martin's replacement (at RT). Luckily, it doesn't take a first round pick to do that, despite what some think.
     
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    If the dolphins didn't like him we wouldn't be after him. Players are trying to recruit him so I am sure they are trying to give hints that JAKE YOUR TO ****ING EXPENSIVE! Jake Long has been here in Miami longer than most of these guys. He is also the only jersey I have ever owned for the Miami Dolphins or just sports in General( I am only 22). I really like Jake Long and have a lot of respect for him because he was the only real top tier athlete we had for the longest. But the reality is that this is the second season where he ended it early on an injury as well as being injured through out the season. And he doesn't fit the zone passing scheme we are becoming. Also when Jonathan Martin
    replaced him at LT there wasn't to many plays where you noticed the difference. Except that 49ers game when he got ran the **** over LOL. But seriously it was his first year and he improved!

    But if you watch Jake through the games he is getting slower... A lot slower. And who is to say how long he will last next year before getting injured again. It will happen, especially with this schemed offense. I love Jake Long and I want him back BUT only for the right price. We need to continue this YOUNG recruiting and drafting process. We were a GOOD 7-9 last year with SO MUCH potential. We can find a decent replacement in the draft maybe even a stronger Jonathan Martin. Or maybe JM gets a bit stronger. Either way I don't think our OL is as big of an issue than most people put it out to be. I am more worried about Lamar Miller carrying the weight( which I think he can) and our CB situation.
     
  19. Canadi-Phin

    Canadi-Phin I hate everyone else in the AFC East

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    Well Matt Light and Mankins are making big money on that line both are 7 and 6 mil versus the cap. Please
    Don't act like they don't pay their linemen
     

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