McNOWN TRADE TALK HAPPENED FAST...

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From what I understand.... WANN-SPIEL pretty much made up their minds about 2 weeks ago....that they were just going to shop McNOWN around the league, to gauge any interest.
Obviously---CADE is from the West Coast (UCLA) and his game literally cries out as well...for a team using the west-coast style of offense.
Thus...it did not take any time at all for RICK SPIELMAN to get on the phone and talk to the man who once recruited McNown---and that was indeed 49er GM, and former UCLA coach...TERRY DONAHUE.
This is a trade that basically came down to the DOlphins just wanting to go in another direction...after fully evaluating CADE since last years trade with the BEARS. MIKE SHULA did all he could with McNOWN...who was a model citizen in and out of camp...since he has been here. But what it came down to...is that CADE made NO IMPRESSION with new OC...NORV TURNER. NORV had seen enough of CADE in these ealy camps to tell all around him.....that CADE was just not suited for his style of offense. The mechanics of Mcnown was obvious to all as well.....as his 3/4 sidearm delievery was just not suited for a quick drop and release....and when Mcnown did throw the ball downfield....more often than not....those balls were flutters....not the darts that Norv is looking for.
Nobody really counted on newcomer TIM LEVCIK to make an impression at these recent camps....but that is exactly what did happen....and that really set the trade mechanisms going in the first place. The Dolphins thinking is that they will just see what they can do with LEVCIK first.....and give him the necessary snaps in these upcoming camps...to really see what he can do. If CADE was still on the camp roster....it would have inhibited the reps of LEVCIK....and now the case is this: The Dolphins want to give LEVCIK the opportuntiy to win this third string job.... they really see a big, strong guy...who has a real good deep ball....and a pretty good head on this shoulders. From what I have seen in camp.....the guy is certainly not confused or misplaced in this system...as CADE certainly was.
This trade was a great move by the Dolphins....because they at least got something for him now.....most teams would have said no for now....knowing that the DOlphins would probably release Mcnown outright in the near future. It made sense for SPIELMAN to act now...right before the real camp starts....and make a decision on CADE....now the DOlphins can either go into the direction of LEVCIK---or...at the very least....if LEVCIK does not pan out....then they could also go into another direction....and that would be to pick up another veteran QB...that would serve as an insurance policy if RAY LUCAS did decide to leave as a FA next season. The trade of CADE just gave the DOlphins a look at a guy they think they can develop....or a guy that they will seek out if the LEVCIK experiment does not work out. In conlusion: I really like the quick decision on the trade....knowing that CADE was not going to be playing football at all....this year...as a member of the MIAMI DOLPHINS.

ANd just one other note: I know the release of COREY MOORE...the LB...came as a bit surprise by some people. However....MOORE is just too small....he is physically not strong enough to play everyday as a LINEBACKER....this is what the Dolphins were thinking. He was going to be make this team on special teams....but with both GALYON and RUSSELL there....MOORE was really just going to be inactive anyway. He was just caught in the numbers game.....and the DOlphins just wanted to release him...early...so he can try and hook up with another team. He would have never played on this football team....except for special teams...and we are just loaded with enough talent there already.
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thanks DIRTYCASHHOLDIN. The observation on Cade and Moore are crystal clear and 100% logical. :D
 

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more on Moore and more...

Dolphins | Special Skills Lacking - posted at KFFL (http://nfl.kffl.com)
22:00 PT: Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins cut LB Corey Moore earlier last week partly because he showed no instincts on special teams, which is where the Dolphins hoped he could contribute after signing him in November 2001.

Dolphins | Could Add One - posted at KFFL (http://nfl.kffl.com)
21:59 PT: Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins could sign free agent DE Thaddeus Bullard sometime this week. He had a tryout last week with the team.


from http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...rvezdol061602.column?coll=sfla-dolphins-front

Here is all I found on former UF DE Thaddeus Bullard, Florida
Defensive End, 6-4, 250 :


Defensive End • 6-4, 240
Senior, 2L
Live Oak (Suwannee HS)

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A true senior who is expected to play a top role at defensive end... A two-time letterwinner who enters the fall battling for the top backup role at right defensive end... Received the defensive unit's Goodwill Gators Award this spring for community service... Played in 22 regular season games for 469 plays... Also played in 1998 Citrus Bowl and 1999 Orange Bowl... 28 career tackles and 13.5 "Big Plays" (5.5 TTFL (-35.5), two FF and six FH)... Signed with Florida in February of 1996 but did not enroll that fall... Enrolled at UF in January of 1997... 1998 - Played in each of UF's 11 regular season games for 236 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... 11 tackles, one forced hurry, one forced fumble and 0.5 QB sack (-3.5) on the year... Received the defensive unit's Goodwill Gator Award during spring drills for community involvement... 1997 - A top backup at end who played in all 11 games for 233 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Averaged 21.2 plays per game... 17 tackles and 11 "Big Plays" (five TTFL (-32), one FF and five FH)... Made Gator debut vs. Southern Mississippi and had one tackle and one QB sack for eight yards... Two tackles, one TBL (-2) and two FH vs. Central Michigan... Two tackles and one QB sack (-10) vs. Kentucky... Three tackles, two FH and one TBL (-3) vs. Arkansas... Two tackles and 0.5 QB sack (-8) vs. Auburn... Two tackles vs. South Carolina... Two tackles and one forced fumble vs. Florida State... Prep - Considered among the nation's elite prep defensive linemen in 1995... Named to virtually every prep All-America squad, including the prestigious Parade All-America Team... Second-team 1995 USA Today All-America choice ...SuperPrep ranked him the second-best defensive line prospect in the nation while the National Recruiting Advisor ranked him the second-top defensive tackle prospect... Named to the Bluechips Illustrated national Dream Team... Named to Florida's prestigious Super Seniors Team... A first-team All-State (4A) selection... High school coach was Mike Pittman... Also visited Florida State, Ohio State and Tennessee... Personal - Born Thaddeus Michael Bullard on April 29, 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida... Parents - Jerry and Daria Bullard... Hopes to pursue a career in criminology... Michael Jordan is his favorite sports personality... Enjoys working with kids, playing sports and video games ... Has spoken at local churches and also coached younger kids... Major - Sociology.
 
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