Let's all examine what has transpired today in Dolphin land shall we.
Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell to Miami pending a passed physical for undisclosed draft pick/s.
It is unknown at this time what those picks are but my guess would be a sixth and seventh rounder OR only 1 fifth round pick. That's what I hope for anyways.
The word is that Philly wants to cut ties with all the messes that Chip Kelly made before he got fired and that became more evident when a trade was announced for DeMarco Murray by the Titans.
So does all this mean that Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell suck because Philly didn't want them? Absolutely not in my opinion.
I LOVED Kiko Alonso in Buffalo as a rookie. Dude was amazing. I honestly feel he will get back to that if put in the right scheme, but nobody knows how that will play out quite yet.
I still don't know how I feel about Byron Maxwell the player, but I do have a few feelings about the money aspect of it. I don't know the exact figures but I know Alonso is in the final year of his rookie contract, he will be paid roughly $940,000 this year. Maxwell is in the $8.5 million dollar range. Wanna know how much Brent Grimes was due? $8 million. After his guaranteed money is taken away the final verdict is as follows:
Miami used $3 million in cap space to acquire TWO starting caliber players in Alonzo and Maxwell after being forced to cut Grimes after he refused a pay cut. I honestly think it's a good move being that we desperately need a MLB, if Alonso can stay healthy and get back to how he was his rookie season it would be an amazing trade. Maxwell is younger and bigger which suits the division better. Brandon Marshall and Gronk should have a harder time with a bigger bodied CB. If Alonzo comes to camp tearing it up, I sign him to an extension right away to lock him up for a team friendly price. But again, this is all what if scenarios.
Let me first start out by saying this, I liked Brent Grimes as a player. I thought he was great. Bottom line is that his wife cost him. I remember a few months ago, we were all joking about in Brent's next contract, there should be a clause in there about his loud mouth wife, well, we are here folks. She took to social media today and ranted and raved about him being released. I don't remember the whole thing exactly but she was crying about the guaranteed money aspect of it. That all the contracts are worthless outside of the guaranteed money and that she knew Brent would be cut in year three. Hold on Miko, let me shed a tear for you after your husband earned $16 million dollars in 2 years, wait, almost, wait....NOPE! SORRY! I couldn't squeeze a tear out for you! I tried! Let's see if Brent signs anything close to an $8 million per year multi year deal that Miko wants after having his loud mouth wife get arrested during a game, get fired from her "journalism" job, talk crap about the team QB and coach on social media constantly and on top of all that Brent is 32 years old and had a down year. Let's all clap for Miko! I really feel sorry for Brent in all this mess, I really enjoyed him being a Dolphin but I can't say I'm sad to see Miko go! I'm sure Omar Kelly is shedding enough tears for us all...LOL
Anyways, thoughts on Alonso or Maxwell?