Which TE would you want next year?

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Which TE would you prefer?

  1. Anthony Fasano

    20 vote(s)
    11.6%
  2. Dustin Keller

    34 vote(s)
    19.8%
  3. Jared Cook

    79 vote(s)
    45.9%
  4. JerMichael Finley

    39 vote(s)
    22.7%
  1. NewCoachPlease

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    Given the expected salaries and what we currently will have on the team, which TE would you like to be starting on the Dolphins next year and why? I know a couple of these guys could get franchised by their current teams even if they don't want to. For me I think Jared Cook would be the best option and would eliminate the need to draft a TE. With Cook and the guys currently on the team we should be good at TE. I am not really against any of these guys including Fasano, but we can't not have 1 of them.
     
  2. Keller's Rod

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    Dustin Keller from the Jets. It would weaken a division opponent and at the same time I could get a jersey with my last name on it without having to pay the outrageous price for a customized one. :lol:
     
  3. datruth55

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    I know a lot of people here are going to say Finley but that dude has become a ball dropping machine.
     
  4. Ben Had

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    Keller...there may be a fire sale there soon.
     
  5. FinaticalOne

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    For me it's a no-brainer: Jared Cook. I would be ok with Dustin Keller, but prefer Cook.
     
  6. Zounds

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    I'm really not interested in any of them, even Fasano.
     
  7. Vaark

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    Tyler Eifert. On paper Keller looks attractive but haven't there been durability issues with him each year? And reading the jest boards, there's a large contingent who think he's sort of Ginn-esque when it comes to contact. Let's draft our own relatively cheaply vs the hired guns, retain competent Fasano and control the cap, IMO
     
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    I cant see us drafting another tight end, we'll probably pick up a vet in free agency. Im all for Cook or Keller.
     
  9. Miamifinz

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    Jared Cook.
     
  10. NYinBostonFin

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    Jermichael is extremely overrated and will probably cost the most. Besides the drops and injuries, let him be someone else's headache.

    I think Cook and Keller would be an upgrade over Fasano. I'd lean more to Cook, but which ever comes cheaper would be fine.
     
  11. finfanaz

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    Cook is a real talent. This is an easy choice.

    Edit: Fasano should be kept on the team obviously, I'm a fan of his. He contributes in blocking and can surprise people with a catch or two. Not every TE on the team needs to be some elite pass catcher with speed.
     
  12. Zounds

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    Why not? Indy drafted 2 TE's in the first 3 rounds last year and its worked out well. Dallas spent a high pick on Fasano when they had a pro-bowler in Jason Witten. Just because we drafted a TE in the 3rd round last year doesnt mean we can't this year.
     
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    Cook but wouldn't maind Keller. But drafting one is an option too of course.

    Ozzy rules!!
     
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    Not for the first time I'm with Sir Vaark on this one. I think at our draft position range we will be able to get Eifert. Its a position of need, Eifert is ranked best in this year's TE class and he is talented. Talent must be the mantra this offseason.
     
  15. Digital

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    Tyler Eifert or Zach Ertz. Resign Fasano and draft a feature TE. None of the FA TE's really interest me.

    Lots of physical ability without production. IMHO, TE's need to be reliable and consistently catch the ball on third down and create size mismatches and catch it in the red zone. None of those FA TE's consistently catch the ball and most of them are shorter than 6'5 so aren't dominant red zone mismatches.

    I recognize that we need a seam threat, and some of those guys do provide that. But, until they prove the reliable hands and uncoverable mismatches in the red zone I'm simply not interested.

    Give me Eifert or Ertz. Otherwise, just stick with Fasano.
     
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    Cook or Keller. Wouldnt mind Delanie Walker from the 9ers either. I think he is a FA.
     
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    You described what a real TE is, then go on to say you would stick with the complete opposite of what you described.

    Fasano isn't a starting TE that matters. People want to get past the corn fed nature of the previous CS, well Fasano is in the same mold. This is the only fan base that would be happy with such a mediocre player. Nothing new really, people here were all for retaining Channing Chowder. Eventually, you have to bring in real talent to get over the .500 hump.

    ---------- Post added at 11:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:38 AM ----------

    Also I would make a run at both Cook and Keller. Give me one of those guys and a draft pick, and you should see a more dynamic offense. Tannehill was hamstrung working with the likes of Fasano. Give him a real seam threat and a true mismatch against DEFs, and see the young guy blossom.
     
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    FA Cook and draft Eifert/Ertz/Fauria (bye Fasano), Clay and Egnew.
     
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    Personally, I think the Ertz kid from Stanford is going to be a real weapon in the NFL passing game.
     
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    Keller has had 3 years of a garbage tosser throwing to him. I'd take a chance that with a REAL QB he might actually be able to produce. Don't want Fasano or Finley. I am on board for drafting a TE AND signing Keller.
     
  21. fanfin

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    Tyler Eifert Notre Dame, Zach Ertz Stanford, Joseph Fauria UCLA....all better options than listed in the poll
     
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    Ty Eifert
     
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    Let Fasano go. He is a stiff and part of the problem. Joseph Fauria is my first choice. If a FA, then Jared Cook. But I'd rather use free agency to get a butt kicking guard like Andy Levitre.
     
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    i would take Eifert with first pick.. jimmy graham clone
     
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    Cook AND Keller!
     
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    I see him more as a Tony Gonzalez 2.0

    I don't think Jimmy Graham can be compared to anybody. He is that unique.
     
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    Michael Egnew.

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    Heh.
     
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    If Miami attempts to fix the TE position in FA, Anthony Fasano is inconsistant. Dustin Keller seems to have problems staying healthy, and is all speed, little power after contact. JerMichael Finley seems to not be the same TE of a few years ago, dropping more then he catches, and he does seem to have a attitude problem.

    Basically, If Miami goes the FA route, I hope for Jared Cook, but would rather get a TE in the draft, keep Fasano unless his price is rediculous, and hope Egnew's mental capacity matures to equal what he can do physically.
     
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    How about Fred Davis. He is a Free Agent this year as well if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Option 5?? Draft a quality TE.
     
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    I feel bad for fasano, he would be my second pick of the bunch. way above keller IMO.
     
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    Keller

    1) Can get down the seam
    2) Match up issue for the D
    3) Good inline blocker
    4) Takes away from the Jets

    I like Jared Cook too and he is just 25. I love the age factor. Keller will be 29 at the start of next year. I do not like that.
     
  35. dlockz

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    anyone but fasano but would love to have Fasano as the backup a role he is more suited for
     
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    Tyler Eifert please
     
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    don't be shocked if we draft a guy like Ertz, Eifert, ect in the draft. And this isn't say we'd give up on Egnew. Philbin used TEs quite a bit in Green Bay and at times last year I believe they carried 5 TEs on the roster.
     
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    Jaded cook
     
  39. Digital

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    I'm not sure whether it came through clearly or not, but I'm not suggesting Fasano is the answer ... simply that I don't want any of the FA targets and if we aren't going to draft Eifert or Ertz then I'd rather stick with Fasano one more year. But, I do think Fasano would be a decent 2nd TE. He isn't a redzone mismatch and doesn't have ability to expose the seam with speed or length, but he already knows our system and is a decent blocker and OK pass catcher who doesn't give away whether the play is a pass or run.

    What I want I thought I expressed was Eifert or Ertz. Those guys are reliable catchers AND red zone mismatches. Ertz seems to have enough speed to threaten the seam and both have the size to be easy targets for Tannehill to drop a ball in over a safety. But, they may both be gone by our first pick in the 2nd round.
     
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    draft a guy I dont care but please dont carry 5 te's on roster , thats beyond stupid
     

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