It seems that even when the Miami Dolphins aren’t making news, they’re in the news. Monday, we told you about the recent meetings between Chad Henne/Brian Daboll and the Dolphins players practices that are set to start at the end of the month. We then told you about Armando Salguero’s assertion that the Dolphins had violated the CBA agreement by allowing Daboll to meet with Henne to discuss the new offense. Armando’s assertion turned out to be wrong as the NFL doesn’t seem too interested in punishing the Dolphins. In fact, it appears many teams QBs have been meeting with their Offensive Coordinators. Now that we have that all cleared up, we’d like to praise Chad Henne for taking a leadership role on the team…Hopefully it translates onto the field.
Dolphins should sign Jason Taylor
Reports surfaced yesterday that the New York Jets have cut Jason Taylor. Let us be clear, we’re not suggesting that the Dolphins can use Taylor on the field next year. Taylor is unsure if any other teams will be interested in his services for the 2011 season (if there is a 2011 season). If JT is ready to hang it up, we think the Miami Dolphins should offer him a 1 day contract so that he can retire as a Dolphin. JT spent a majority of his career in Miami and deserves to end his career as a Dolphin. Some say he is a borderline Hall of Famer. That’s a debate for the NFL HOF voters. He WILL most likely have his name forever inscribed into the Dolphins Ring of Honor at Sun Life Stadium. If JT is calling it a career, we would like to thank him for his time with the Dolphins and express what a pleasure it was to watch him play.
Judges ruling could effect CBA Negotiations
Until Tuesday, the NFL Owners looked poised to Lockout the players. They probably still will. However, their position of power was weakened a bit on Tuesday. Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the NFL could not collect (and keep) the $4 billion in TV contract revenue for the 2011 season if no games are played. The Owners were surely a lot more comfortable locking out the players if they knew they had $4 billion to fall back on. The NFLPA gains a little bit of leverage with this ruling. Hopefully both sides can come to an agreement soon so we can all get on with our football lives!
Please remember that until the CBA is done, the NFL Fan Strike will continue. Supporters of the Fan Strike are continuing their boycott of all NFL Licensed Products until the CBA issues are resolved. The Fan Strike is a way for the fans to have their voices heard by the NFL.
Stephen Ross Speaks
Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, speaking at a golf event, said that it will be ‘business as usual’ for the Dolphins in the event of a Lockout. Some teams are cutting their employees salaries if there is a lockout. At this point, it doesn’t seem as though the Dolphins will be. Ross seems to think that the labor issues will be resolved sooner or later as all parties involved do not want the issues to effect the upcoming season.
NFLMocks.com takes a look at the Dolphins and gives us their thoughts on who the Dolphins might select in the NFL Draft in April. Interestingly, they don’t have the Dolphins selecting a QB or a RB in the first round….They have the Dolphins selecting an offensive lineman, Gabe Carimi from Wisconsin. While drafting offensive lineman aren’t the sexiest picks, it’s clear that the Dolphins need to do a bit of rebuilding to their line. This is just one of the many opinions about the draft (and there will be sure to be many more before April 28th!). The truth is, no one will know who the Dolphins are targeting until The Commish makes the announcement on Draft Day.
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