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Morning News - TE Keller/WR Brandon Gibson - Updated Mike Wallace Deal

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  1. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Yes apparently Miami is still interested in Gibson. I'm thinking Bess is trade bait:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/13/jets-dolphins-chasing-brandon-gibson/

    Keller Coming for Visit:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/13/dolphins-bringing-dustin-keller-in-for-a-visit/

    Mike's deal is 5 years $60 million according to Darlington on NFL network.....yeesh we need a breakdown to clear this up:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...allace-deal-worth-60-million-over-five-years/
     
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  2. LiferYank

    LiferYank New Member

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    Interesting if they sign Gibson would that take Austin off the table at 12?
     
  3. Trackstar

    Trackstar Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    Keller would be fantastic considering cook is off the market
     
  4. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Don't let Keller leave the building IMO. Helps us, hurts a division rival. Get it done.
     
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  5. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    Down for Keller, not so much with Gibson.
     
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  6. Claymore95

    Claymore95 Working on it... Club Member

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    Don't want Gibson either, would rather add more WR's though the draft now.
     
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  7. NJFINSFAN1

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    Gibson is visiting the Jets today, maybe us showing interest and inviting him down is a ploy to make the Jets pay more for him?
     
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  8. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Either that or the plan is to go 4 deep at WR ;p Got to think Bess is in trouble to stay here.

    Cook scored $7 million a year FYI.
     
  9. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Eh, personally with BLine and Wallace and Bess in tow, Wr is not a huge priority atm.

    Though a guy who is almost worth the roll of the dice is Danario Alexander, or maybe Mike Williams.

    I also think Josh Cribbs is intriguing, but Thigpen is younger and cheaper and makes more roster sense (#3 Rb vs # 5 Wr) and Cribbs just never developed as a Wr.
     
  10. LBsFinest

    LBsFinest Banned

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    Gibson would make sense had we not signed Hartline...doesn't make sense now. sign a TE in FA, draft Patterson and you now have enough weapons to match the best offenses in the league.
     
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  11. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Until he signs with the Pats today. :(
     
  12. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    He fits what they want, we'd need to add more of a blocking Te.

    I think people should keep in mind the Patriots have upgraded their Defense especially the front 7, we absolutely have to have a Te who can keep the Lb's honest. And I always liked Keller's game, thought he was underrated in that puke green.
     
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  13. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    They already had Cribbs..his name was Brandon Tate.
     
  14. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    He was always hurt, that is the big knock on him.
     
  15. Rouk

    Rouk Well-Known Member

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    hmm keller is ok not sure he solves are problems though
     
  16. NJFINSFAN1

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Brandon Tate would trade for Josh Cribbs career in a heartbeat.
     
  17. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    pads in your opinion, what do you REALLY think we're gunna do at DE if you had to make a solid prediction?
     
  18. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    Keller was my first choice before Cook anyway. Wallace-Keller-Hartline is a damn good receiving corp.
    Then we can use our #1 pick on Xavier Rhodes.
    Please sign Keller Ireland. still very young, no baggage, very productive in a good offense.
     
  19. LiferYank

    LiferYank New Member

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    He solves the lack of any Te of any merit on the roster issue.....
     
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  20. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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  21. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    he played every game since last season where he missed 8 games but before that he was 16/16 for 4 years
     
  22. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    Keller has got the name and all but I don't want this to be a 2011 Eagles repeat. Signing Keller would give it the makings of just that. I like Keller but unless the deal is affordable I really don't want him. If we are adding another WR I do like D.Alexander from San Diego and I like Mike Williams from TB but I don't think we are in play for them. Derrius Heyward-Bey is out there too.
    We do need to replace Fasano so if Keller is the guy thats fine I just don't want to see us overpay for him.
     
  23. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    didn't he have ankle problems or something?

    Either way I hope they don't let him leave.
     
  24. surferosa

    surferosa Balance and Vision

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    Guys - is this fun or what??
     
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  25. Rouk

    Rouk Well-Known Member

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    any te in football solves this whats your point just putting egnew in a uniform solves that issue
     
  26. padre31

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    I'd like to see Antawn Barnes, what I suspect is, Ireland really likes Olivier Vernon and thinks he will improve, so don't expect much to happen.

    I'm glad we are kicking the tires on Antoine Cason, he is one of the Cb's I like and is totally under the radar.
     
  27. LiferYank

    LiferYank New Member

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    Any merit... I didnt say line up a punter at TE....
     
  28. ExplosionsInDaSky

    ExplosionsInDaSky Well-Known Member

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    The Dolphins are interested in a trio of free agent cornerbacks: Antoine Cason, Captain Munnerlyn, and Chris Houston. They could be searching for two starters

    Those three fit the bill and would all be very affordable. It looks like we are trying to get by with patchwork at the corner position atleast for this season. Those three listed are as mediocre as Richard Marshall and Patterson and i'm fine with that as long as "shutdown" CB is on the list at some point. Hard to think that we wouldn't draft a CB this year as well. I like the corners available in this draft quite a bit so an Antoine Cason and a rookie CB to round out the secondary would make sense to me. The other thing with more Cason and Houston than Munnerlyn is that you really never know what the player is going to be like for you. We saw Carlos Rodgers make a huge transformation when he got to San Fran. He was bad in Washington and was labeled almost a bust and then he went to San Fran and ended up being a pro bowler. The same could happen for guys like Houston, Cason, or a Kyle Arrington.
     
  29. Boomer

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    He's missed 8 games in 5 seasons.
     
  30. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Antoine Winfield was released. He's old....but he was still PFF's #1 CB. Even a short term deal helps with the transition.


    Cason - 108th. Ouch.
     
  31. dWreck

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    Yeah, I've been thinking for a while he would pull a "there I fixed it" type of thing. but FA is off to a pretty wild start so, Who knows. I was starting to think trade, but Idk anymore.
     
  32. NJFINSFAN1

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    He got banged up all the time, was out missing plays often.
     
  33. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Well, I see Gibson as being Bess' replacement here, but for the money, I'd rather keep Bess for $2.7m than pay Gibson more than that.... There are options in the draft that may be better, if you want to spend that kind of resource (likely a #12 pick).

    I've liked Keller all along. Despite his injury this past year, he's been fairly solid although not the best of blockers...(something, BTW, I think we will miss from Fasano, an underappreciated player for this team)... He's certainly a better receiver than Fasano and we don't really know about what is behind him (Egnew, Clay)...

    Brandon Myer had a pretty good year last year and could be an option at TE, but my guess is that they like Keller better...

    What a coup it would have been to get Cook as well yesterday (although he was not my first choice in FA)....

    Look to see more TEs signed even if they sign Keller....either thru the draft or 2nd and 3rd tier FAs...Philbin collects TEs like I collect empty beer cans....

    I'm still confused as to what they are really doing in FA...CB, S, OT, TE seemed to be more important than LB, to most of us, but I guess you get what you can when you can...Shows that Irish is possibly shedding his Quitcellian stench and getting players his coaching staff is asking for...
     
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  34. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Keller had a great 2011 but was banged up last year. That would be a good signing.
    Get it done Jeff.
     
  35. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Well, here is what adding Keller could do:

    Down in the RZ, who do you double? Wallace most likely

    Flex out Hartline and Keller on the outside, Bess in the slot and Wallace on the outside, all 4 have proven they can do things in the league, Wallace figures to draw the double team, Keller on a either smaller Db or Lb, Bess man to man vs who?

    He adds a ton of options

    Down on the goal line or inside the 10, Clay can replace Fasano's Td production imo
     
  36. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Brandon Gibson I don't know would spell the end of Davone Bess. Philbin has managed an offense that gave four wide receivers and a tight end significant workloads. They're going to be pretty egalitarian in terms of distributing passes, and Davone Bess has spent most of his career producing 500-800 yards on the +/- 50% snap counts that wouldn't be out of place for the bottom of that kind of rotation.
     
  37. KB21

    KB21 Almost Never Wrong Club Member

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    Well, they are going to have to justify Wallace's contract at some point, so expect him to get more targets that he should get or normally would get in this style of offense and philosophy.
     
  38. Boomer

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    Antoine Cason makes an awful lot of sense. Schematically he's a fit, he struggled early because he was the nickel, then in his first year as a starter he was a top 10 corner league wide. He was poor last year but few Chargers came out of 2012 with much grace. I loved him in college and he has talent.
     
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  39. Desides

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    That's good news. I like all three. I wanted to draft Cason back when he was a rookie. That trio would work very well together.
     
  40. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    Keller was my choice all along. I hope that gets done.
     

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