The Miami Dolphins had a plan all along….it just took a little longer than many fans would like. The Dolphins let Sean Smith walk away in free agency, which left a gaping hole in their secondary. On Saturday, after what seemed to be weeks of negotiations, the Dolphins reached an agreement with former Pro Bowl cornerback, Brent Grimes. As Jason LaCanfora reports, the deal is for 1 year and is worth $5.5 million with $3 million guaranteed.
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Grimes also received interested from the Browns, but they weren’t willing to spend quite as much as the Dolphins. The negotiations for Grimes were tricky, as he injured his Achilles tendon in last season’s opener. He’s now 7 months removed from the injury and is said to be making good progress in rehab.
The Miami Dolphins had a lot to cheer about yesterday in their 30-9 demolishing of the Jets. Two Dolphins players in particular had quite a bit of fun…..Gangnam Style! If you’re asking yourself what Gangnam Style is, check out this video:
Gangnam Style is the the Korean rap senstation that has been watched over 115 million times on YouTube.com. Honestly, I have no idea what this guy’s singing about…..but it’s a popular song. Saturday Night Live even did a sketch about Gangnam Style a month ago.
The Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field yesterday and continued to prepare for their big game against the Jets on Sunday. The Dolphins seem extremely motivated to beat the Jets this weekend and tensions will be high on Sunday, considering LaRoid Landry’s comments yesterday. Speaking of Landry, the guy who looks like the poster child for steroid abuse, he should worry more about covering pass catchers than clapping when an opponent lays on the field injured. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating of 91.0 when throwing to the receiver Landry is covering. For comparison, quarterbacks have a 39.8 QB rating throwing at Rashad Jones and a 68 QB rating throwing at Chris Clemons.
The Dolphins will be motivated by their hatred for the Jets, the fact that they let one slip away against the Jets a month ago, Landry’s comments, and the fact that this game could extend their winning streak to 3 games. By the way, Landry also guaranteed a win on Sunday! The Dolphins may not be saying it publicly, but inside that locker room, these guys know they have an opportunity to make a run at the playoffs….and it starts on Sunday.