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Caulibflower 04-28-2012 02:19 PM

NFL.com posted an article suggesting the Dolphins drafted Martin to replace Jake Long
 
And this strikes me as completely absurd, injury concerns aside. You don't just c̶u̶t̶ let a young, All-Pro left tackle walk.

cmarq83 04-28-2012 02:22 PM

Why wouldn't they? That way they can go sign Andy Levitre and Chad Clifton and proceed to win championships. Am I doing this right?

OSUGiants17 04-28-2012 02:36 PM

Replace an all pro LT in his prime with a marshmallow, yea that's smart :facepalm:. No chance he is cut, Martin at RT opposite Long.

The Great Jonathan Vilma 04-28-2012 02:39 PM

They will write about anything now. I don't care if they do say it is possible due to a philosophy change, this won't happen. If it does it is a nail in the coffin for someone. Not only can you not 'dispose' of a franchise LT, I don't see that kind of ability out of Martin.

Caulibflower 04-28-2012 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by The Great Jonathan Vilma (Post 2975911)
They will write about anything now. I don't care if they do say it is possible due to a philosophy change, this won't happen. If it does it is a nail in the coffin for someone. Not only can you not 'dispose' of a franchise LT, I don't see that kind of ability out of Martin.

Who's this "Dan Hanzus" fellow anyways? I mean, this isn't some little aside, this is an article that's got a photo next to it on the front page. I'm not someone who follows the Dolphins, but there are pretty knowledgable fans here so I wondered if someone else knew something I didn't. It just seems so obvious that they'd just... play him at the other tackle spot... that I felt the need to ask if there was something else going on. I mean, the Seahawks just did exactly the same thing last year, except it was a first round pick. (Martin is probably better than Carpeter, imo). But... I don't know. I just saw that article and wondered how some of these people have writing jobs, if the only basis for the speculation is "Jake Long had a couple injuries last year - DOLPHINS JUST DRAFTED A TACKLE, DURRRRR."

SuperPacker 04-28-2012 03:27 PM

CUT Long? CUT? That would be crazy!

Caulibflower 04-28-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 2976080)
CUT Long? CUT? That would be crazy!

Did I say "cut?" The article didn't say that, it said he was going into his last year and he might be "on shaky ground." Still, it seems absurd to think the Dolphins would be shrugging their shoulders and picking up a pretty-good-but-not-exceptional player in the second round because they really think their All-Pro left tackle might not be there this time next year.

EDIT: I did say "cut" in the original post. That is very misleading, and I'll change it.

SuperPacker 04-28-2012 03:32 PM

EDIT: Ahaha, ok then :)

Da-Phins 04-28-2012 03:54 PM

You gotta be kidding me. People will write anything these days to make the Dolphins look bad on everything they do. If the media was smart enough, they would know that we have no other LT on the team and we also need a starting RT.

Nalej 04-28-2012 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Ireland
We’re not going to be as much a power scheme as we’ve been in the past. So his athletic ability and . . . quickness and ability to play in space transfers to this scheme probably a lot better than any other scheme.

for what its worth

tjsunstein 04-28-2012 05:20 PM

I would say there's less than 0% chance this happens.

SuperPacker 04-28-2012 05:29 PM

What could the Dolphins get for Jake Long. Just out of interest.

Nalej 04-28-2012 05:29 PM

What could you get for him in a trade? He's a beast.


edit: SuperPacker, you ninja'd me!

SuperPacker 04-28-2012 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nalej (Post 2976567)
What could you get for him in a trade? He's a beast.


edit: SuperPacker, you ninja'd me!

As per...:evil_laugh:

Caulibflower 04-28-2012 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 2976566)
What could the Dolphins get for Jake Long. Just out of interest.

If they traded him now, I imagine it'd be two-firsts territory.

Caulibflower 04-28-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Da-Phins (Post 2976209)
You gotta be kidding me. People will write anything these days to make the Dolphins look bad on everything they do. If the media was smart enough, they would know that we have no other LT on the team and we also need a starting RT.

Honestly, I almost feel like this is the point of the article. Like people have been ragging on the Dolphins so much, some editor thought, "Hey, you know what would get a bunch of hits? An article suggesting they might be thinking about letting their best player go for no reason."

descendency 04-28-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 2976800)
"Hey, you know what would get a bunch of hits? An article suggesting they might be thinking about letting their best player go for no reason."

Peyton Manning. /s

King Carls 5 Year Plan 04-28-2012 07:01 PM

would any Fins fans stick around if they trade or let walk one of the better LTs in the NFL? this story just seems so far out there that it's almost unbelievable.

here's how i would see this happening if Long leaves: Long plays this contract out telling Miami he wants to test the FA market. Miami uses the franchise tag then he leaves after the 2013 season. he would be 29 when he was playing for another team in 2014. jesus... even typing that makes it a terrible deal. he would have to totally spurn the Dolphins in order for him to play elsewhere. i can't even believe that any team would contenplate not signing a top 3-5 LT (that might be conservative) who will only be 27 when this season starts. makes no sense to me. i get that this Dan Hanzus writes for the NFL and all, but how credible is he?

Monomach 04-28-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 2976800)
Honestly, I almost feel like this is the point of the article. Like people have been ragging on the Dolphins so much, some editor thought, "Hey, you know what would get a bunch of hits? An article suggesting they might be thinking about letting their best player go for no reason."

They already let their best skill position player go for no reason. Lulz.

Anyway, I read something about it via PFT earlier. thought about posting it here, but I was like "Nah. That's way too stupid, even for the Dolphins. Some dick is just trying to get page views."

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...outs-in-miami/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/m...lumn?track=rss

GaMeTiMe 04-28-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by descendency (Post 2976823)
Peyton Manning. /s

Yeah, and that's something that gives them the confidence to even run the article in the first place..I'm surprised he didn't reference it in the first paragraph, but I didn't even click the link so I wouldn't be surprised if he actually did.

WCH 04-28-2012 08:32 PM

The distinction between LT and RT is slowly starting to blur as teams increasingly move their pass rushers around. If Martin becomes a stud OT, then that just means that the Dolphins have two stud OTs.

Brothgar 04-28-2012 08:37 PM


diesel 04-28-2012 08:40 PM

People write things like this to get page hits and controversy. Now it is a thread on the biggest draft forum out there causing a discussion. Going against the grain is what gets you noticed now-a-days.

LonghornsLegend 04-28-2012 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by diesel (Post 2977072)
People write things like this to get page hits and controversy. Now it is a thread on the biggest draft forum out there causing a discussion. Going against the grain is what gets you noticed now-a-days.

This. Ironically it's a guy most people never heard of before trying to drum up some interest in his name/story. I guess this is just what media has turned into now. I read this article as soon as it was posted, and it was stupid I just clicked out and didn't think twice about it. Anyone who even slightly follows football knows there is no chance that happens.

Caulibflower 04-29-2012 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by descendency (Post 2976823)
Peyton Manning. /s

Touche. Although this would be more like the Colts drafting Colin Kaepernick last year before we knew Peyton Manning wouldn't be playing, and some columnist writing, "Are the Colts preparing to move on with Kaepernick at the helm next year?"

And you'd be like, "...No?"


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