Amendola Signing Grade: D+

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  1. Dolph N.Fan

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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...trades-signings-moves-offseason-bill-barnwell
     
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    14m for these 2 slot WRs....SMFH!
     
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    Bill Barnwell.

    LOL
     
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    Except we are resigning J James.
     
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    Already posted in the other Amendola thread.

    Also, stop caring what Bill Barnwell writes. Your life will be much more enjoyable.
     
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    Everyone knows when building a team you ignore the trenches and build the skill positions first.
     
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    Bill Barnwell - F
     
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  8. Phinatic8u

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    Read Bill Barnwells opinion on Trey Burton’s signing (he hasn’t ever been a mismatch)

    Then read his opinion on Wilson, who has been more productive than Burton.

    Then laugh. Loudly.
     
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    Brilliantly written and true beyond the written words.
     
  10. Dolphins81

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    We have Pouncey lol
     
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    Ok so I can get down with a D as a grade but give me something more than just "a guy who bought air fresheners"

    I mean I get what they are saying but you just brought in two receivers for the price of the one you shipped off.

    Now you can ship off one tackle at 9+m and you're telling me you can fill at least two voids along the line with that money?

    I mean I'm as frustrated as the next guy with this off season but this is still a crap article. At least give a few facts to back it up.
     
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    He probably just mad it made the pats a tad weaker. If He stays healthy it could be a good move
     
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    And his trading juwauan James scenario is now debunked as well
     
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    Lol
     
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    LOL. Are there any more slot receivers we can sign? I'm just glad that's not any other holes that need to be filled.
     
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    This move might work or not, but when will intelligent people stop worrying about what the assheads at ESPN say? It is truly mind blowing.
     
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    I’m sure that we will trade up and draft one that rides the bench for years....
     
  18. Dolph N.Fan

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    It’s obvious it wasn’t truly about the money with Landry. More issues behind the scenes on why they didn’t bring him back.
     
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    When have we ever gotten better than a C on these things. We could sign Aaron freaking Rodgers tomorrow and get a D+ from this guy.
     
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    Probably cause in this scenario Rodgers is probably 38 and Miami gives him a 5 year $75m deal to play for them.
     
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    When have we ever truly made a good value free agent signing of some other teams free agent? Especially when they are over 30? Can’t recall.
     
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    Good thing those signing grade translates into actual wins on the field. See Giants...See Raiders a season and 2 ago respectively.
     
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    There you go! That's the strong leadership stuff I expected. Well thought and well said. Trending in the right direction.
     
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    Tuesday, March 21
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    LB Kiko Alonso, Dolphins
    Grade: D+

    First, it was odd to see the Dolphins tender Alonso at the first-round level as a restricted free agent this offseason, as opposed to the original second-round tender. The difference amounted to a little under $2 million, and it's nearly impossible to believe that another team would have been sufficiently interested in the Oregon product to hand him a deal the Dolphins wouldn't have been willing to match and send Miami a second-round pick in the process.

    The Dolphins, down their original third- and fourth-round picks after what appears to be an ill-fated trade up for WR Leonte Carroo last year, should have been delighted to get a second-round pick in a deep draft for Alonso. (They wouldn't have.) Instead, Miami has gone a step further by locking Alonso up on a long-term contract. His four-year deal will include that $3.9 million tender as part of a four-year, $29 million deal with $18.5 million in guarantees.


    DE Andre Branch, Dolphins
    Revised grade: F

    Let's review: The Dolphins have one of the league's most expensive defensive lines, anchored by two elite players: Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. The team wanted a third pass-rusher last offseason and paid a premium for Mario Williams while quietly adding Branch, a former Jaguars bust, on a one-year, $2.5 million deal to serve as a backup. Williams busted in spectacular (if predictable) fashion, while Branch was a useful reserve, racking up 5.5 sacks and 12 hits on 430 pass-rush attempts.

    You'd think the Dolphins would figure that most players will look effective playing next to two Hall of Fame-caliber defenders, and would therefore allow Branch to leave while signing the next buy-low opportunity to play alongside Suh and Wake. Instead, the Dolphins paid a hefty premium to keep Branch around, giving him $27 million over three years. Much depends on the structure of this deal, but in a draft exceedingly deep in pass-rushers, the Dolphins likely overpaid to hold on to a player they could have replaced at a fraction of the cost.

    Updated Thursday, March 16: It turns out the structure of this deal is brutal. The Dolphins would have been foolish to give Branch $8 million per year while guaranteeing the first year of the contract, but it would have been only moderately risky. Instead, the Dolphins gave Branch a staggering $16.8 million in full guarantees, meaning that 70 percent of his total contract is guaranteed. The only other veteran end in football on a multiyear, nonrookie contract with a higher percentage of his money guaranteed is, not coincidentally, Cameron Wake. After Branch, the next-best guarantee for a defensive end is Brandon Graham, and his contract is 50 percent guaranteed.

    Even worse, the Dolphins structured the deal in a way that reduces their cap hit in Year 1, holding Branch to a cap hit of $5 million. To make up for that, they guaranteed Branch a $10 million base salary for 2017, which is incredible for a player whose breakout season was 5.5 sacks and 12 knockdowns. The Dolphins would have been just fine if they had let Branch leave, made the totally reasonable trade they completed for William Hayes, and gone after another rotation piece such as Alex Okafor. Instead, they're committed to a guy who was considered replacement-level before last season and might be considered replacement-level after this upcoming season.
     
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    Hes better than Torrey Smith. Follow the eagles way. Now that signing was an F.
     
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    This season already has a 7-9 vibe to it.
     
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    That’s optimistic lol

    I’m thinking 5-11
     
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    Good thing the signings themselves translate into actual wins... See us, forever.
     
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    I wish I got paid to grade free agent signings. I can’t think of a more irrelevant thing to care about.
     
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    Anyone else miss Dawn Aponte? LOL

    This team just doesn't seem to know how to manage money.

    Understand the Amendola signing but I just don’t see how they pay Wilson 3@24M (that numbers got to be wrong)
     
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    This happens every year and every year these guys are ridiculed because they essentially predict the phins to suck
     
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    D+ is generous. Grading on a curve for Tannenbaum?
     
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    We are paying Albert Wilson $7M a year and Danny Amendola $6M+ per year?? Someone needs to take the credit card away from Tannenbaum.

    Wilson wasn't even seriously pursued by his former team, and that team needed WR help.

    Amendola is going to be 33 this season, has only had 2 seasons out of 9 where he wasn't injured, and has similar YAR to Biran Hartline. This guy catches the ball, then is either out of bounds or on the ground. He couldn't even put up decent numbers with Tom Brady throwing him the ball.

    **** our GM.
     
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    TBum is obviously confused and thinks that he is playing Madden with the cap turned off
     
  36. ForksPhin

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    Looking at this Amendola signing a little more closely...

    He's been with the Pats since 2013 and has 12 TD catches. Tom Brady has thrown 154 TD passes since 2013.

    This is the definition of mediocre. Or worse. Yeah, he's had some good performances in the postseason. Exciting. Oh, and he's smart. I forgot.
     
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    He can only get open with pick plays which New England lives off of. Miami either doesn’t do that or can’t do pick plays properly
     
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    AGREE COMPLETELY. Stupid *** move.
     
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    Well, a positive is that Danny is 5’11”......
     
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