All signs would seemingly point to JT agreeing to play for the Cheatriots next season.
And if he does, I officially will become a JT "hater".... I will lose all respect for the guy.
He's a "Dolphin for life" and belongs in the ring of honor. He doesn't need to play anymore, and he doesn't need to play for a team in the AFC East, much less *that* team with a sack of crap for a coach.
Ah well, not all relationships with Dolphins players end on happy notes.
Stop by Fins Radio tonight to hear ESPN insider JC Joyner (the football scientist) talk about the Miami Dolphins. Though its recorded, you'll hear us talking about the draft, players on the roster and more!
"As some of you know, he [Nalbone] is my cousin. Well he got drafted my Parcells and Miami. I know big surprise, New Jersey kid that plays TE getting drafted by Bill but anyways, when Bill called him to let him know they were taking him he was so excited he forgot Parcells was no longer with the Cowboys or just had a slip of the mind and told Bill how excited he was being a long time Cowboys fan and now getting the shot to play for America's team ment the world to him. I guess the phone was just silent and then he realized what he just said. Sparano just laughed and told him to get ready for camp."
The U had had a first round selection in every draft since about 1981 [that's a small exaggeration -ed]...this year, they had only one player who was seriously considered an NFL prospect in S Bruce Johnson, and it was thought he might go in the 4th or 5th round.
He didn't get selected.
But LB Spencer Adkins was selected - in the 6th round by Atlanta.
I guess you could say that at least a player from the U was selected at all in this draft.
The Dolphins started the draft with 9 picks, wound up with 10 during the draft, and left with 9 new players. So, hey, it was a success.
As far as needs, they needed some additional talent at WR, DB, and d-line. They addressed receiver and db, and JT is still available. So, I'd say they at least hit on their needs.
How good will any of these players be? Who knows. History tells us that about 60% of draft pickss have success with the team that drafted them. That would equate to 5 - likely - players who will make it with the Fish.
Yesterday, Jeff Ireland made a comment that Pat White will not be used as a wide receiver (something that a lot of people assumed) and that he would be competing for playing time with the Chads.
He kept repeating that you can't have too many good QB options, and it seemed clear that he will be competing for the backup job with Henne, and would have an opportunity to show his stuff in training camp.
He did say that Miami now has three - then paused and changed it to four - good QBs on the team. I guess he forgot about Beck.