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06 Mar 2010

Dansby In, Several Out For Dolphins

The Dolphins made a variety of moves on Friday. In is versatile linebacker Karlos Dansby, who gets a five-year deal worth $43 million with $22 million in guaranteed money.

At the same time, Miami released linebackers Joey Porter and Akin Ayodele, as well as safety Gibril Wilson.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 06 Mar 2010

10 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:36am by sports-veronica

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by C (not verified) :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 7:53am

I wish the Giants signed Gibril Wilson back for cheap.

Parcells is picky about linebackers huh?

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by andrew :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 11:16am

Local radio shows in south florida are grilling the Dolphins over not offering more than the Ravens did to get Anquan Boldin, who is a south florida native and had expressed a desire to play for them.

Word is that Parcells prefers Antonio Bryant to solve their receiving deficiencies.

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by MC2 :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 12:16pm

That's odd. I was under the impression that Parcells and Bryant had a very rocky relationship when they were together in Dallas.

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by C (not verified) :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 1:25pm

Parcells had his "incident" with Bryant, but players like tough love.

They got caught having a pissing match, so what, that shit happens all the time. Coachs & players fight (verbally), people get heated when they play football.

John Thompson ( the Georgetown basketball coach) is correct that players NEED to be disciplined and that they LIKE it, and will end up liking you more for it in the long run.

Parcells is an A-hole right? Well then why did he have a band of players follow him from location to location? Keyshauna Johnson is a premadonna right? Well why would HE want to play for a jerk disciplinerian?

Parcells is the guy that called Terry Glenn "she", and told the Patriots he didn't want to draft him... remember the cook in the kitchen needs to pick out the ingredients argument? Glenn played for him again in Dallas and did quite well.

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by MC2 :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 2:03pm

Good point about Glenn, but at least he was productive during the season he played for Parcells, and Keyshawn had several productive seasons under Parcells. Bryant, on the other hand, didn't do much of anything during his years in Dallas. He was an underachiever at best. In fact, he's been an underachiever for most of his career.

I fail to understand why Parcells (or anyone for that matter) is so eager to take a chance on a guy who's fairly old, very injury-prone, and has only had a couple of good years in his entire career.

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by C (not verified) :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 3:01pm

Bryant was the top WR prospect coming out of college his year, but slipped into I want to say the 3rd round ( didn't look that up).

The problem with him is that he ran a 4.6 and was a thug. Now running the 4.6 isn't a super duper problem because he has talent everywhere else you want it as a WR... it was more the strike against him, but coaches don't want to coach guys like that.

He was an underachiever, yes, but who was slinging him passes in Dallas? Bryant is physically a starting WR in the league, he's played on some crappy teams, but at least you know what you are getting with Bryant. A talented guy with a tude.

I doubt Parcells would be "eager" to sign Bryant, but if the options are a disgruntled and formerly in trouble with the law Brandon Marshall for a 1st round pick and a lot of money... Boldin for a 3rd round pick and a lot of money... or Bryant for nothing and a modest vet contract...

Now age might start to come into play, but on a talent level Bryant and Boldin are actually quite similar. They both ran a 4.6, they are both big, physical, play aggressive, and have talent everywhere else besides top line speed.

Boldin played with good QB's, works hard, and realized his talent, Bryant didn't but can be had at a discount.

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by jackgibbs :: Sat, 03/06/2010 - 12:54pm

parcells likes the taste of towel

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by Treima (not verified) :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 5:50am

Somebody brought this up somewhere else, and I have to concur: Why are two members of the Arizona defense getting paid $80,000,000 after they sputtered and ultimately collapsed through the second-half of 2009?

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by Theo :: Sun, 03/07/2010 - 6:40pm

Because maybe it wasn't because of them...