After a slow start, the Dolphins hit a couple of potential home runs with the acquisition of a player who everyone knew would be available (Terron Armstead) and a player who nobody expected to be available (Tyreek Hill). Both are devastating weapons that immediately bolster our team.   There is no wait time involved.   No patience need to develop a guy.  No experimenting with how to use a guy.  I have no doubt that these guys are still prime, All Pro players.  The only concern is keeping them healthy. Armstead was on the radar for a long time, and as the days went by, he remained unsignedRead More →

Although I’m not impressed with any of our new free agent signings, I am very pleasantly surprised that the Dolphins have bolstered and re-signed our own free agents, especially on defense. Defense was clearly the strength of the team, and retaining as many player as possible was the right move.   I thought for sure that Chris Grier would let guys walk, but he has not,  Emanuel Ogbah is locked in.  Duke Riley.  Elandon Roberts.  Nick Needham.  And more.   Plus, perhaps most important, Josh Boyer will be back calling the shots. For the first time in quite a while, the defense will have CONTINUITY.   None ofRead More →

I admit that the NFL’s salary cap rules are way over my head, but I also know that using a franchise tag on a player protects him and keeps him on your team…probably. Placing the tag on Mike Gesicki does not make him Dolphins’ property.   He can still sign anywhere he wants, as long as the new team is willing to give us draft picks.  That rarely happens, but it’s possible for a tight-end-desperate team.  It would have been better for the Dolphins to re-sign Gesicki long term, and then use the tag on Emmanuel Ogbah.  Our history (I should say Grier and Flores’s history)Read More →