What the Alex Smith Deal Means for Miami...

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  1. Billk78

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    Alex Smith to the Redskins is a pretty surprising move. And it's one that could affect the Dolphins. Now with Cousins set to become a free agent do we try to make a run at him? IMO it would be awesome to have him but of course pricey.

    Even if we don't sign him I think this still helps us. If a qb needy team drafting ahead of us signs Cousins then that makes one available for us in the draft.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Cousins would make an awfully expensive backup qb

    But yeah probably does shake up the top ten qb market
     
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    Ideally, we want as many QBs as possible going in the top 10...
     
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    Our starting Qbs contract looks better and better every year
     
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    I'd like to see him play with consistency and stay healthy before saying that...
     
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    Alex Smith just got a 4 year 94 million contract. Tannehill has been injured once in his career and we basically have an out from his contract after every year. We are damn lucky we extended him when we did.
     
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    Cousins? Why get a Tannehill-lite when we've got the real McCoy??

    And I predict KC will come to rue its decision by Novemer.
     
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    Zero chance Cousins goes to Miami. He turned down 25 mil or so with the Skins. Miami can’t afford to take on whatever salary he’s looking for.
     
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    Unless he never lives up to it. You know like never playing a playoff game or Super Bowl. We still have a few years to see if it was a good deal.
     
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    Stay healthy? He's had one injury his entire career.
     
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    If we sign Cousins I will start a one man riot. That would mean we let go of Landry and instead of at least getting a couple of guards and a TE we signed Cousins to a fat contract.
     
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    I think Cousins is going to Denver they are built to win now.
     
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    Cousins is a good qb.

    He’ll have many suitors.

    Smith got 23.5 million?!? LMFAO.
     
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    $71 million guaranteed
     
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    Lol, glad we ain’t the only fools around...
     
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    Well let’s not forget he “pissed blood”:rolleyes:
     
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    Honestly, what it probably means is that one less team ahead of the Dolphins will need a QB on draft night.
     
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    Just about everything you need to know about Kirk Cousins was told to you by the Washington Redskins today.
     
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    Cousins has said he wants to win and will take less $$$, that leaves Jets out...whew
    Alex Smith is a vg QB, Redskins could do worse, way worse
    We need a rook and seasoned vet to replace Moore once he's gone, that is unless Gase sees potential in one we already have...doubt it
     
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    Jets are better then us. There a QB away of being a good team. There defense is good. If they go defense and lock up Cousins. They can make a run to the playoffs.
     
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    Cousins will be too costly for Miami unless they get rid of Tannehill. But I also don't know to feel about Cousins. At times he's looked great. Plus the Redskins are pretty much as inept as Miami in offseason moves. Even when they have success it only lasts like a year. I don't know if I would truly trust the Redskins on anything, especially when they give an Alex Smith a contract like that. But again, I just don't see Miami in this conversation unless Tannehill isn't coming back.
     
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    The health question is legitimate when Tannehill has missed the last 20 games.
     
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    It's more like will our competition pick him up. The Bills and Jets are qb needy. Maybe Buffalo trades one of their 1st's for him?
     
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    Imagine being a Redskins fan?
    Cousins was the least of their problems. They have no weapons. Do they think Smith will solve their lackluster offense?
     
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    He's a free agent. I see him going to Denver......or the Browns!
    If Dallas has the cap I wouldn't be surprised to see them in the mix.
     
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    Wow, every QB-needy team just did a double take. Broncos, Jets, Browns, Giants, Cardinals, the list goes on on and on. WORST case scenario is the Bills somehow landing him. He elevates that team and we do not need two powerhouses in our division.

    Ultimately, maybe it's just because he is pasty white, but I could see him landing in Denver. They seem to have a thing for QBs of that complexion.

    Cousins is smart to want a team that is already good. He is a QB that can certainly strengthen a team, but obviously isn't the one man army that Brady, Manning, Elway, Marino and others were. Better to hop on a team already on the ascent and take credit for the success!
     
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    Well, the Washington coaching staff / front office clearly felt this move was an upgrade.

    However, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Washington has much bigger problems than Kirk Cousins, and Alex Smith isn't going to to make that team a contender. If the Redskins don't address multiple other areas of need, this move will be pointless.
     
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    I'm glad he didnt go to the jets or bills. Now hopefully cousins stays out of our division too. Though I could see cousins in a Jets jersey. Go to the browns cousins and give the steelers and ravens trouble.
     
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    Cousins to the cardinals would be a great match. They have lots of pieces.
     
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    And that's the bottom line. Kirk Cousins is a good QB, he is nobody that strikes fear into opposing defenses though. Washington knows this and they did not want to overpay for Cousins. They are going with Alex Smith instead. I couldn't care less if Cousins goes to the Jets or Bills or whomever.
     
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    great news. Cousins hopefully will go to a team in the top ten, allowing Miami having a shot to get a qb even better. Maybe we can Trade Tannehill for a third and a starter too? Smith and Tannehill are essentially the same qb
     
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    Remains to see just how much of that total is "fully" guaranteed but it certainly is a good haul for Smith.

    Imagine Washington will still draft a QB at some point.

    Really good move for them. Essentially cost them nothing as they will recoup that 3rd via compensatory more than likely and Cousins was much more expensive.
     
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    IT means Smith is out of the Market for a top 10 team, but it means Cousins is. Not sure if I'm picking in the top 10 I decide that Cousin is the better play then drafting a QB. I would say that Cousin to Arizona or Cousins to Buffalo seems more like possibilities.
     
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    I’m pretty sure he had two separate knee injuries back to back seasons
     
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    Lol smith is better than tannehill
     
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    Lol no he isnt
     
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    I’m pretty sure you’re wrong
     
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    One knee, two injuries.
     
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    Quick: If you get a crack in a glass, but you think it won’t spread...but you’re wrong and it does: Did the glass break twice?

    Kudos to FinFanInBuffalo for that
     
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