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Fins tried to trade for Stafford last year

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins were interested in trading for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, with then-coach Adam Gase reaching out to Lions coach Matt Patricia to see what it would take to do a deal.

    Obviously it didn’t happen, and Gase trotted Ryan Tannehill out unsuccessfully before cleaning house of coach and quarterback this offseason.

    And the possible trade may not have even reached past the talking stage. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn denied the suggestion of trade talks at the Scouting Combine.

    Still, it’s worth noting that the Dolphins were desperate to make a bold move, in the context of owner Stephen Ross saying his former coach wanted to try to “win and win now” at a time when a rebuild is clearly needed.
     
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  2. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    While obviously Stafford is an upgrade, I'm not sure it was big enough to merit buying Adam Gase another year as our HC.
     
  3. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong, but I vaguely remember hearing rumors of this last off season.
    Still doesn't really mean much. Not really a big deal, imo.
     
  4. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets

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    Mandi is a jest fan.
     
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  5. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Oh **** no! Stafford is garbage. Tannehill with a bigger arm.
     
  6. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how long that conversation lasted? 3, 4 seconds?
     
  7. OkiePhin

    OkiePhin Well-Known Member

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    Impossible. The media taught me that Gase only got rid of players he didn't get along with and was loyal to his tight knit clique which was led by #17.
     
  8. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, since I always thought Gase was convinced he could win with Tanny by coaching him up or something. Seems like Gase was just flailing around trying to win enough games to keep his job and no real idea how to develop a QB. I hope that's true, as it should help set the Jests and their young QB back.
     
  9. Kai

    Kai New Member

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    I'm sorry this is off topic, but I'm a new member who just joined today and I can't figure how to post an Introduction thread or PM anyone?
     
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  10. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Welcome to the board! You can make your introduction thread here: https://www.thephins.com/forums/introduce-yourself.38/ -> There should be a "Post a New Thread" button at the top of the page.

    For PMing, you want to find the board member you want to PM, click their name, and "Start a Conversation".

    Hope this helps!
     
  11. Kai

    Kai New Member

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    Will do, thank you very much!
     
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