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  • Interesting perspective on Free Agency from Drew Rosenhaus

    He was on with Joe Rose this morning and said one of the reasons the Dolphins did not want to sign too many free agents is that they want to get the compensatory picks next year. As it stands now they would get an extra 3rd round pick for Vernon next year, and an extra 4th round pick for Lamar Miller. If they go with the Patriots and Packers philosophy of building through the draft, they now have some picks to either select with or use to trade up. So maybe the day of chasing high priced free agents is over and the team will be more draft focused. That of course relies on the ability of the team to draft well and actually pick players that are good NFL talent.

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    Not necessarily... while we should have 3 comp picks next season and $70M in Cap space in 2017, we simply refused to over-pay for guys like Sweeny and missed out on guys like CJ Anderson, even though we offered them contracts.

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      Finatic commented
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      I don't think it is an either or situation. I think they would rather have the picks and build through the draft, unless a great FA bargain comes along. Think about it. That is exactly what NE has been doing for years.

  • #3
    Listening to Rosenhaus on Free Agency is like listening to a used car salesman trying to sell you that cream-puff Yugo he has on the lot.

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      Finatic commented
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      Except he has no benefit in what he says on this. He is saying Miami is not signing FAs. Don't forget he represents Vernon and Milller so he has insight into the negotiations and the mindset. I know he is a blow hard, but he is no idiot. What he says makes sense and unlike the Yugo sales man he doesn't benefit by stating this is the team's position. He is simply stating why he, and other agents are being told by Miami

  • #4
    I hope we are trying to build through the draft, but I don't believe it, we just dropped down and most likely lost a great CB....

    I do remember when Saban said we would build through the draft, that must have lasted about as long as my cup of coffee.....

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    • #5
      Miami should model themselves after team like the Patriots, Steelers and the Packers. They have all been steadily in the mix every year for many years and non of them go crazy in free agency. They all go with the philosophy it's better to let a player go a year or two early rather than keep them a year or two too late. It also helps they have three of the best QB's in the NFL and arguably one of the best ever in Brady, but even when those guys have been out they have still been competitive for the most part.

      With the salary cap you must have a large number of young players on rookie contracts and then a mixture of players in their prime with the bigger contracts, then the players on the backside of the career looking for a ring while still getting a decent payday. The guys with the big bucks should be the QB, the guys who rush the QB, the guys who stop the QB's from throwing TD's and the guys who protect the QB. Outside of that if a guy gets a big contract it should be a generational type of player, someone who really changes the game and other teams must game plan against.

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      • #6
        Part of you has to ask though, is it the QB or the system? Look what Cassel did when he replaced Brady that one season. I think its a mixture of both in New England. Great system and great QB.

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        • #7
          Speaking of perspectives... here is one... lol...

          https://twitter.com/omarsmistakes

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