Friday, February 12, 2016

Miller Time

The Dolphins have a few key players headed to free agency. Lamar Miller is one that the Dolphins should offer a new contract to.

The NFL is a pass-centric league and teams typically put most of their chips on the quarterback. A running back that can run, block and catch like Miller should not be taken lightly by the Dolphins.

An excellent football site is Pro Football Focus. Players are rated with a grading system. Lamar Miller is ranked second, by a small margin, from being the top free agent running back.

Sort that free agent list by age, youngest to oldest, and Miller, 24, is the youngest player at any position with a top grade in free agency, 85.6. The highest free agent grade of 94 belongs to Von Miller and Olivier Vernon. If the Dolphins are truly intent on developing their own talent, Miller's a keeper.

Our nemesis in the division is looking for a running back, please Miami, don't disrespect Miller so that he comes back to haunt us twice a year as a Patriot!


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Write it down....Phins keep Miller, Shelby, redo contracts for Wake and Grimes. Vernon is gone. Some team is ready to overpay and Phins won't match, losing him similarly as they lost C.Clay. Miracles do happen, though. Maybe Shelby breaks through as a full timer and maybe lighting strikes with D. Jordan ?? Maybe D.Moore, who came from Giants last year shows some maturity ? He has talent. Something positive I hope happens on the DE front, but it won't be O.Vernon at $10m + per year that some team will pay. Von Miller will set the market and OV will cash in as the 2nd or 3rd pass rusher in FA season. Good for him, bad for Phins.

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I like your thinking, Edwin. Though, the Dolphins are facing these make-or-break decisions in the very near future that will determine whether or not they make the playoffs next season. I've got my fingers crossed!

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Keep Miller put the franchise tag on him,Let Vernon go and Matt Moore leave and Matthews go we're loaded at wr,Sign a veteran guard,Draft a Conner in the first and a linebacker in the second.

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Miller's a free agent, he can't be tagged! Otherwise, sounds like a good strategy.

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I agree miller is the main key to the offseason. If we can't retain such obvious in house talent while paying mike pounced 10 million a season, we will never be good again.

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The franchise tag is for free agents. They allow for a 1 year contract.
There are 3 different tags from having to pay the player the average of top five salaries at his position or an increase of his 2015 salary by 20%, whichever is higher to having to pay the average of the top 10 salaries at the players position or the 20% increase to also including being compensated with 2 first round draft picks.

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Thanks for cleaning up my mess, Carl! I knew I effed up right after I posted it.

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No worries canamdolphin.

You are doing a great job!