Dolphin Shout Miami Dolphins Fan Question - Ronnie Brown And Randy Starks From Stephenson Camille

We have another question from Florida from a Dolphins fan named Stephenson Camille. Keep the questions coming Dolfans. Here is Stephenson's question:

Hi Paul.

Do you think that Ronnie Brown will sign with the dolphins by the start of the 2010 season or do you see Ronnie Brown playing for another team?

Also I'm wondering what kind of an impact will Randy Starks make playing the NT position?

My Answer

Ronnie Brown is a unique situation. He isn't a bad influence or a diva, which is why his contract situation is a little surprising.

The Dolphins declined a $5 million team option for Brown's salary this offseason, so basically they aren't willing to pay him $5 million for this season. They then offered Brown a tender deal worth just under $4 million, and that is the current offer.

That doesn't leave a lot of room for negotiation. So, if Brown doesn't like the amount of money offered, he will most likely have to move on to another team.

This isn't very likely, though. Brown is expected to take the tender offer before training camp starts. I believe that he will sign before training camp, but it is still possible that he decides to go to another team willing to pay him more.

So, while he will most likely stay with Miami, there is a possibility that he will leave. But, even if he does leave you don't need to worry. Miami has a bunch of talent at the running back spot that will last them a pretty long time.

As for Randy Starks, I am very optimistic about what he can do. He is smaller than a standard Nose Tackle. Many people think that is a disadvantage because he won't be as strong, but it can actually be an advantage because he will be faster than most NTs. If the Dolphins are able to use his speed to their advantage, then he can do exceedingly well.

Starks played Nose Tackle a little bit last year according to GM Jeff Ireland, and he apparently did pretty well. I wouldn't worry too much about the move simply because they have already tried him out at that position. They wouldn't put him in if he wasn't able to be successful at the position.

Thanks for the question Stephenson, and everyone else keep the questions coming. I will try and answer yours as soon as possible.

Let me know what you guys think with a comment?

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