Dolphins keep James with 9.3 million option

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  1. miamiron

    miamiron A True Fan

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    No, he's been good as a pass blocker, NOT run blocker
    and as you said he's been banged up to the tune of 17 games missed in the
    past 3 seasons.

    As for his replacement, I'm pretty sure he's already on this team
    and played there last season,but what the hell do I know over
    Dolphins management...They've been doing such a bang up job
    with our offensive line I'm sure it will continue
     
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  2. ForksPhin

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    If you can somehow sign a guy like Sitton to play next to Tunsil, then start Davis at RG next to James....maybe the offensive line won't be a debacle. But after the POINTLESS Amendola contract, I don't see how we can afford Sitton.

    And we also have to realize that James probably won't play 16 games this season. But hey, pay the man his $9M.
     
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  3. RedWhiteNBlue

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    Yet Sam Young outplays him and starts more games in 2018 for sure. Tbaums gotta go. I was fine until this and Amendola for 8mil. 2 mil sure, 8 he'll no. Now this for nine?
     
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  4. andyahs

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    Can imagine the comments if we just let James walk.
     
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  5. RedWhiteNBlue

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    Would of been crickets because he's just below average.
     
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  6. ForksPhin

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    All depends on what you do with the freed up cap room.
     
  7. andyahs

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    Read the other threads on James then get back to me.
     
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  8. randomname

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    Sign another slot receiver obviously.
     
  9. ForksPhin

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    Good one.
     
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  10. russdoe

    russdoe Rookie

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    I have to wonder about Tbums personal finances. He spends money like a shopoholic woman (no offense to women). Constantly changing his mind, buying high and selling low.
    I'm getting to the point I only want this team built with our own draft picks. No trading picks away.
    It's simple, draft well and you can afford good players or replace them with players on their rookie contract.

    Venting over for now until we use the draft to fill holes we just created instead of getting better
     
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  11. RedWhiteNBlue

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    I go by facts of film and PFF. He's below avg, or are you referring to whiners?
     
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    This guy gets it
     
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    IMHO, this is stupid. If you want to sign him to a long term deal, make the offer. If you are gifting him 9.3M for a year, don't expect his number to go down! Whatever they were looking at before, let's just say 7M per year, well the total number just climbed 2M+ with this option exercise. Blech. Say goodbye to our run game.
     
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    Supposedly they offered James a long term contract. I guess it was less than James wants. So they decided to keep him on the 5th year option. It is really going to limit who else they can sign. Really hope they are still negotiating and will come to terms soon lowering that 2018 #.
     
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    Film. :roflmao
     
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    Ok well Sam Young outplayed the hell out James last year.
     
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    We are almost always UNDER the market when dealing with existing players. Ergo, they walk.Then, we have to OVERPAY to fill the hole created.

    Why would it not be better to to slightly overpay what we have?

    because THEN, everyone in here complains that they are not "worth that".

    James had a 9.5 milper market. He knew that. We are paying the going rate for this player.
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Tannehill's cap hit is almost $20 million....just sayin'
     
  20. Geordie

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    That sheer amount of bone headed moves we are making right now is unbelievable, it's like it's intentional.
     
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    Wait, there are slot receivers that we haven't signed yet? Anyone have T-Bum's number? He needs to be notified!
     
  22. ronmoney29

    ronmoney29 Dolphins are #1 Hammered

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    Cameron Wake isnt going anywhere. Wake and Jones are the heart and soul of this team. Dont ever get rid of them.
     
  23. finmann

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    As do I.
     
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    Buys us a year to see if the tackle from UVA or Jessie Davis are long term options at RT. We made a long term offer at a reasonable price and James said no. This is better than over-paying long term or just letting him walk.
     
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  25. gunn34

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    I have no words. Next we'll extend pouncey for 5 years with a 10 mil year average
     
  26. andyahs

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    James wasn't extended.
     
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    Just my opinion of course. But if James is worth 9.3mill/year Juice was worth 18!

    There is ZERO value in the James deal. He's soft and weak in the run game... Barff!
     
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    Sounds more to me like.....We are going to pay you a couple more million this year so we can see if you can actually stay on the field AND show some consistency because we haven't been able to figure it out over the last 4 years. We don't want to be locked in further if you look the same as you have in the past 4 years.

    As well as....

    This year's OL class is not great

    And...

    the FA market is ridiculous.
     
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    I also heard they offered him an extension and it was turned down.
     
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    A lot of you are pretty clueless if you think he would get less than $9mil as a free agent. Completely clueless.
     
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  31. Locke

    Locke They looked like strong hands.

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    No coincidence that they resolved to keep him once he saw what the free agents were signing for.
     
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    Exactly but let's complain anyway.
     
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