Saturday, April 17, 2010

Buh bye

When reached by phone - since the family was already moving to california - Ted Ginn senior said "The dolphins were great to Ted Ginn junior. And to the family".

I guess that pretty much closes that chapter.

Interesting

Armando Salguero pointed out that Ted Ginn jerseys went on sale at the dolphins team store ($15) hours before his trade on Friday.

And late Friday Ronnie Brown jerseys went on sale ($20) which may indicate the dolphins are willing to deal him.

Friday, April 16, 2010

JT...

We have it on some authority that JT sat down with Sparano yesterday
to chat about things.

Then, he and his family went on vacation for a week or so.

He plans on putting this on hold until he gets back, then he'll decide
what to do.

This got a little interesting...

A friend of mine suggested that JT should just go to NY, and he
believes that fans will understand and forgive him. He'll make some
good money and have a legitamite shot to win a champeenship.

Let me say: I don't agree with this, but I am curious - do you?

Ted Ginn is [no longer] a Miami Dolphin

Ted Ginn is someone you're going to enjoy watching for a long time [in
another uniform]!

Thanks for that one Cam!

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Just days after trading for Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall, the
Dolphins have made another big move with their receiving corps.

Miami has traded former first-round pick Ted Ginn Jr. to San
Francisco, FOXSports.com has learned. With the addition of Ginn, the
49ers now have two former top-10 picks among their receivers. Michael
Crabtree was drafted No. 10 last year.

Ginn, the No. 9 pick in 2007, has not emerged as a top-flight WR in
his first three years. He has averaged just 43 catches per season and
has just five career TD receptions

amusing moments

Last week, the Phins discussed the possibility of moving Pat White to
WR. He heard about it, and immediately tweeted that he wasn't in love
with the idea.

The Phins, naturally, weren't too pleased with him. We hear they're
going to impose new team mandates about using twitter.

Then, after the Brandon Marshall trade, the Broncos put out a press
release stating that Marshall was traded for a second this year, and a
second in 2011. 5 minutes later, the Phins put out a press release
that Marshall was obtained in a trade for "undisclosed draft picks."

How absurd.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marshall, Marshall, Marshall

Hard to believe a wideout from UCF (one of my alma maters) becomes the
highest paid at his position. Ever.

But....there's an inherent risk. We checked Wikipedia and saw the
following "rap sheet" (the numbers are footnotes in Wikipedia)


According to Orlando-Orange County public records (case
48-2004-MM-012392-O), on Halloween 2004, while a student at UCF,
Marshall was arrested in Orlando on charges of assault on a law
enforcement officer, refusal to obey, disorderly conduct and resisting
an officer.[56]

On January 1, 2007, Marshall was present at "The Shelter," a nightclub
in Denver, Colorado, along with teammates Javon Walker and Darrent
Williams. The trio was attending a birthday party held for and by
Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin. As the players were leaving the
club in a limousine, Williams was fatally shot in the neck after an
unknown assailant opened fire on the vehicle. Willie Clark was later
charged with the murder.[57] Walker has stated in interviews that the
shooter was likely a nightclub patron whose motive was retaliation
after being involved in an altercation with Marshall's cousin earlier
that night.[58]

On March 26, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the Highlands Ranch suburb
of Denver on suspicion of domestic violence after his girlfriend
reported that following a domestic dispute, Marshall prevented a taxi
she was in from leaving his house.[59] Charges from the incident were
later dismissed on May 25, 2007, after Marshall completed anger
management counseling.[60]

In the early morning of October 22, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the
Denver-Aurora metropolitan area at the intersection of 14th and Blake
St. for driving under the influence of alcohol.[61] A trial was
scheduled for September 16, but Marshall instead agreed to a plea
bargain four days earlier; he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of
driving while ability impaired.[62] He was sentenced to one-year
probation and 24 hours of community service.

On June 12, 2008, Marshall was ticketed for an illegal lane change,
then found to be without his license and proof of insurance.[63] The
case was eventually dropped as part of a plea bargain for the October
22, 2007 driving incident involving alcohol.[62]

According to an article published in the Rocky Mountain News on July
28, 2008, Douglas County deputies fielded "about 11" calls to
Marshall's home since January 2006. The article stated that one call
resulted in Marshall being arrested (the March 26, 2007 domestic
dispute), and some did not involve him at all.[64]

A September 17, 2008 article on CompleteColorado.com stated that the
solicitor's office in Fulton County, Georgia filed misdemeanor battery
charges on September 10 for an alleged incident on March 4, 2008, in
Atlanta, Georgia. Marshall was booked on March 6, then released the
next day after posting a $1,000 cash bond.[65] The case was assigned
to Judge John Mather in Georgia state court.[66] On August 14, 2009, a
jury in Atlanta found Marshall not guilty.[67]

On March 1, 2009, Marshall was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly
conduct after allegedly being involved in a fight with his fiancee,
Michi Nogami-Campbell. Marshall was released on a $300 bond.[68] The
charges were dropped the following day.[69]

And....Marshall officially received a three-game suspension from the
NFL on August 5, 2008, due to his off-the-field issues.[32] He
appealed the decision and won the appeal, reducing the punishment to a
one-game suspension and a fine of two combined game checks, which
totaled $52,353

Hey who gets #15?

Davone Bess currently wears #15.

Brandon Marshall wore #15 in college and in Denver.

I suspect Bess will be getting a bonus of sorts in the next few weeks.

Ted Ginn

The Dolphins Ranter made this comment to the post about Brandon
Marshall. But I thought it warranted being front and center!

This trade is great for the Dolphins use of Ted Ginn!

In two WR sets, you have Marshall on one side, and Hartline on the
other. Ginn wouldn't have been in this set usually anyways as he's not
man enough to be a good blocker. So if we hadn't traded for Marshall,
either Camarillo or Bess would have been the WR opposite Hartline.

But in 3 and 4 WR sets, you now can put Marshall on one side and Ginn
on the other and now the defense has to decide which to double. The
other is now single covered with Camarillo and/or Bess playing the one
or two slot positions.

A match up nightmare for the secondaries.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brandon Marshall

By Adam Schefter
ESPN

The Denver Broncos are trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the
Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft and
what league sources say is an additional second-round pick in 2011.

The trade is contingent upon the league processing the paperwork and
Marshall passing his physical, neither of which is expected to be an
issue on Wednesday.

Marshall is scheduled to fly to Miami to take his physical and, if he
passes, sign what will be one of the most lucrative wide receiver
deals in NFL history, according to league sources. In return, the
Broncos will get two high draft picks for a player who caused them
headaches in addition to making plays.

In little more than one year, with a pair of blockbuster trades,
Denver has recouped two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a
third-round pick and quarterback Kyle Orton in exchange for Jay Cutler
and Marshall.

The Broncos now head into next Thursday's draft armed with three picks
in the top two rounds, but with a big hole fill at wide receiver.
Marshall caught 101 passes for 1,120 yards and 10 touchdowns last
season. He has 327 career receptions for 4,019 yards and 25 touchdowns
in four seasons, all in Denver.

The trade also shakes things up in the AFC East, as Miami will match
and arguably top the deal the New York Jets made earlier this week,
when they traded a fifth-round draft pick for talented but troubled
Steelers recevier Santonio Holmes.

Marshall is one of the game's best young wide receivers, a mercurial
talent at the position Miami needed help at most. He is in the prime
of his career. But like Holmes, he also brings a reputation of being
difficult to handle and a legal record that has him one strike from a
year-long suspension.

Once Marshall signed his $2.5 million tender with the Broncos on
Tuesday, it freed Denver to begin shopping him. Miami was hot after
Marshall, as was Seattle. Tampa Bay showed some interest and even the
Jets considered making a play for Marshall before their deal for
Holmes, according to sources.

Adam Schefter is an ESPN NFL Insider.

Deadspin Recommendation: Slurring Jerry Jones Bad-Mouths Bill Parcells, Tim Tebow

Wow, this is something...

Title: Slurring Jerry Jones Bad-Mouths Bill Parcells, Tim Tebow
Link: http://deadspin.com/5516297/slurring-jerry-jones-bad+mouths-bill-parcells-tim-tebow

Monday, April 12, 2010

That's interesting...

The Jets have made that big splash this offseason. Today, they traded
for Santonio Holmes...

Miami *needs* wideouts, and the Jets keep piling them up!

I'm telling you right now. The Jets are going to go 2-0 against Miami
this season.

And if they keep standing pat, Miami won't get past 8-8 this season...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fwd: 60 Detailed Miami Dolphin Mocks

I'm not much into mock drafts; rather I prefer to mock the draft.

But I know some of you are interested, so I direct you to phinfever.com, where they compiled 60 detailed drafts.

From Dave over at PhinFever:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Here is a brief talley from that page:

Dan Williams, DT --- 16 Selections -- Tennessee, Senior, 6'2", 327 lbs, 40 @ 5.16
Dez Bryant, WR --- 10 Selections -- Okahoma St, Junior, 6'2", 225 lbs, 40 @ 4.5
Sergio Kindle, OLB --- 8 Selections --Texas, Senior, 6'3", 250 lbs, 40 @ 4.71
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE/OLB --- 7 Selections -- S Florida, Junior, 6'5", 270 lbs, 40 @ 4.69
Derrick Morgan, DE/OLB --- 6 Selections -- Georgia Tech, Junior, 6'3", 266 lbs, 40 @ 4.72
Brandon Graham, DE/OLB --- 5 Selections -- Michigan, Senior, 6'1.5", 268 lbs, 40 @ 4.72
Earl Thomas, FS --- 4 Selections -- Texas, Senior, 5'10", 202 lbs, 40 @ 4.43

My personal favorite is Brandon Graham, but I don't think he has the size that Parcells wants in a linebacker. Pity.

I also like Dez Bryant. I was against it, but I think we have an organization that can handle him. I just think he lacks maturity and needs father figure in his life. Parcells does enjoy taking some kids like him under his wing.

Dave
phinfever