If it's not obvious by the title.........This is a thread to put any random musings, predictions, thoughts/comments, etc.
I figured I'd throw a thread up here to post that kind of stuff, since I already found myself posting non-Dolphins stuff in another thread......And I'm sure I'm not the only one that will have some thoughts about whatever happens in the division and the NFL as a whole....and of course how it effects Miami.
When I thought about making this thread last night, I recall having something brilliant to begin with........But now I can;t remember what in the world that was, so someone else can feel free to begin the conversation or share some thoughts whenever you please.
There are already plenty of reasons to link the [Miami Dolphins] with pending free-agent receiver [Greg Jennings] of the [Green Bay Packers] this offseason.
Jennings once played under Miami rookie head coach Joe Philbin and knows the West Coast offense well. Miami also has plenty of cap room and will be looking for a No. 1 receiver.
However, a family member of Jennings provided further evidence last weekend that Miami could be on the receiver’s radar. Jennings’ sister, Valyencia, reportedly went off on her Twitter account (which is now deleted) a few days ago during Green Bay’s loss to the [Minnesota Vikings]. The [USA Today captured]all the tweets.
“Who can make a play @GregJennings can. He’s the best freakin [sic] receiver these clowns got,” Valyencia Jennings tweeted out of frustration. “Now take your talents to south beach and get paid.”
Ouch! But there is more.
“@GregJennings ball out so you can leave this team,” Valyencia Jennings tweeted of the Packers. “They will miss u when your [sic] gone. It’s all good bye Packers. Cheap team, can’t afford him.”
Although Greg Jennings can’t and won’t say anything about the Dolphins while he is still under contract, you have to think Miami has come up at some point with the Jennings family. Valyencia didn’t just bring up the Dolphins Sunday out of thin air over every other team. Greg Jennings and his family have to be aware of what the Dolphins need, his connection with Philbin and the money Miami is willing to spend. It would make sense for Jennings and the Dolphins to be near the top of each other's offseason wish list.
In fact, Miami could have its choice of top receivers in free agency. In addition to Jennings, receivers [Mike Wallace] and [Dwayne Bowe] also are pending free agents and make sense for the Dolphins for different reasons. But Jennings would have the shortest learning curve and fits right into the Dolphins offense.
My assumption that Jennings would be available has been nothing more than an educated guess on my part, now we're getting some actual smoke. If he were to come to Miami, even better if he feels slighted and comes here with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove.
Let's not forget we also know Bowe lobbied to come to Miami via trade. Maybe his situation changes if KC brings in Reid, but he's another guy that seems to actually want to come to Miami.
With either of those guys I'm working under the assumption that they provide value because they'd be an upgrade to what is here, but I don't watch enough GB or KC tape to know for sure if they'll be worth it........What I am sure of is the more options this team has the better chance that they will have an opportunity to upgrade the offense and they will not have to settle or make a move out of desperation. And unlike the draft, I actually have some faith in them making this decision. While I bag on Ireland, most of that is because of the draft (and how much value I place on the draft). I know his resume outside of the draft also isn't pristine.....but more often than not I've actually understood the logic behind his assessment of NFL players - When it comes to trades, FA and re-signing/letting go our own guys. If they have the options I do think as a collective they can find a way to improve the position.
If Andy Reid actually chooses KC - Is that a hint that they could be going QB #1? That Reid sees a guy there worth drafting and developing? Just a thought I had, because Reid has options......And while KC has some nice pieces, I don't see why you would want to inherit Cassell, and the QB situation there is a mess. But it makes sense if you know you're getting the #1 pick and you really liked a guy like Geno Smith.
The Chip Kelly to Cleveland rumors are surprising. If you asked me to come up with a list of teams that would be likely to lure Kelly away from Oregon, Cleveland would be near the bottom of that list, if not dead last.
I guess along with this general off-season thread, I could have thrown up a general playoffs one as well. I'll just post some predictions for this weekend here.
Houston over Cincinnati That may not align with how each team has been playing of late, so maybe I'm just failing to acknowledge the Texans fall, but I think at home they get it done. When the home team can do everything well, it's tough not to go with that team. 27-20
Green Bay over Minnesota Again, late season results give some trepidation, but it's tough to go against the home team here as well. QB play in the playoffs is at a premium, and this matchup features the biggest disparity in QB's. AP may single-handedly keep them in it for a few quarters, but Rodgers at Lambeau will prove too much. 31-17
Indianapolis over Baltimore I came to this conclusion before the Ray Lewis announcement, I'll admit that could change things, but I'm not changing my pick....Lewis's career will be coming to an end Sunday and Luck's will just be beginning. Too many issues for Baltimore, and Lewis's return won;t be enough to fix the Defense, and the Offense with their newish OC won't hit their stride this Sunday. Indy's magical season continues for at least one more week. 34-20
Seahawks over Redskins You know I love me some RG3......But he's banged up. We know the Seahawks show some warts when traveling cross-country, but they've been playing so well it's hard to go against them in this spot. Should be a close game, and I'm going with the overall better team on the field, instead of the most dangerous/best player on the field. 20-16
If I was in Vegas I'd lay some money down on the Falcons. Not because I think they'll win the Super Bowl, but because they are the best value. They were at like 7:1 or 8:1 odds....I know the public doesn't trust them (to some extent myself included) but you don't usually get odds like that from the #1 seed who has no major injuries creating a drop in value.
Since the Dolphins are out of sight out of mind, I'll be looking to pick up some more Tannehil suff. Probably Vernon and Miller as well. And today I found out one set actually included a Jovorskie Lane autographed RC, so I'll have to get one of those as well.
I think it's safe to say he has "it". I'm watching this game and I have the feeling his leg could be dangling, rendering him immoble and he'd still be out there leading the team, and still be throwing TD passes.