Hello SHOUTsters and Miami Dolphin fans throughout the world ..
The New Year is upon us in just two weeks with the opening of the 2014 Free Agency period on March 11th .
As most are aware, the Dolphins have some of their own extremely important cogs scheduled to hit the market . Corner Back Brent Grimes comes to mind while being the likely most important piece that needs to be paid, IMMEDIATELY!
Both of the Dolphins premiere Defensive Tackles are soon to become free agents.
Paul Soliai is considered the one dimensional run stopping beast while Randy Starks is more of a get after the quarterback type of tackle and can play End also . One would have to figure that the Dolphins would pursue keeping at least one of the two studly at their craft defensive tackles ?
Here are a few other scheduled to become Dolphin free agents that can likely be lived with or without. Depending on who you ask?? Hint, Hint !!
David Arkin, G
Christopher Owens, CB
Austin Spitler, LB
Nolan Carroll, CB
Chris Clemons, S
Marlon Moore, WR
Dustin Keller, TE
Here is what is of most concern to the Miami Dolphins 2014 Free Agency Pursuit !
Or Non-Pursuit ? Depending on who you ask ; ) !
Tyson Clabo, OL
Bryant McKinnie, OL
Richie Incognito, OL
John Jerry, OL
As all are aware. The above list includes Miami's entire 2013 starting offensive line, other than the in question premiere NFL Center Mike Pouncey ! The two Guards, Richie Incognito, and John Jerry (who is a supposed under achiever that doesn't fit the current scheme, and is also of question otherwise) are Miami Dolphin History! The two tackles ( McKinnie & Clabo )due to their mediated alliances and age are also likely to have a less than 50-50 chance of remaining in Miami !
Seems as though that other than the hors d'oeuvre necessity of the tiny yet spectacular Brent Grimes dish, this 2014 Free Agency Period should be tabbed as the "" WHERES THE BEEF "" free agency period in Miami .
The entire free agency list have been thoroughly researched (which you won't be bored to death with in this instance). REALLY, how excited can one get when reading about an offensive Line Mans Athletic Prowess ( minus video footage ), and how important is the length of ones arms, size of hands, favorite color, blah blah blah, etc, etc, if the guy has no heart?
However. With all of the researched intangibles considered, These are the most reliable, youthful with upside remaining, while already being some of the most productive prospects of the entire crop that are SCHEDULED to become free agents on March 11th .
Seeing that the Offensive Line is of most importance due to the possibility of needing FOUR STARTERS via free agency and/or the draft! That is the position that will be focused upon in this particular 2014 free agency episode!
It would be nice to get this Offensive Line thing fixed once and for all, therefore only the youthful are being considered in this piece! Though the seemingly always sought after by Fin fans are the annually injured Tackles Branden Albert (29) as well Eric Winston (30) who are once again available. They are free agents every year! Don't figure ?
Here are a few youthful, well oiled Iron Men with proven Heart, Courage, and Brains (via career starts) that might interest the Miami Dolphins.
Let us BEG that the Dolphins land one or two from below while also keeping Tackles McKinnie (34) and/or Clabo (32) in rear view mirror consideration!
Premeire Left Tackles . ( " non-boring thorough analysis " ), the Miami Dolphins absolutely need a Left Tackle, let-alone a youthful premiere left tackle !
Eugene Monroe, Ravens, Age: 26, 6 - 5, 306, (76 games, 73 CAREER STARTS)
Jared Veldheer, Raiders, Age: 26, 6 - 8, 321, (53 games, 48 starts)
Right Tackles . ( Analysis, Miami absolutely needs a right tackle ) !
Michael Oher, Ravens, Age: 27, 6 - 4, 315, (80 games, 80 starts)
Austin Howard, Jets, Age: 26, 6 - 7, 333, (36 games, 33 starts)
Anthony Collins, Bengals, Age: 28, 6 - 5, 315, (59 games, 25 starts)
Guards . ( Analysis, the Dolphins absolutely need two guards ) !
Zane Beadles, Broncos, Age: 27, 6 - 4, 305, (64 games, 62 CAREER STARTS)
Shawn Lauvao, Browns, Age: 26, 6 - 3, 315, (53 games, 44 starts)
Jon Asamoah, Chiefs , Age: 25, 6 - 4, 305, (60 games, 41 starts)
Geoff Schwartz, Chiefs, Age: 27, 6 - 6, 340, (61 games, 26 starts)
Lesser Experienced Guards .
Chris Scott, Panthers, Age: 26, 6 - 4, 315, (8 games started in 2013)
Vladimir Ducasse, Jets, Age: 26, 6 - 5, 325, (four 2013 starts)
Mike Johnson, Falcons, Age: 26, 6 - 6, 304, (18 games, 1 start)
Lemuel Jeanpierre, Seahawks, Age: 27, (Super Bowl Champion Team)
With the recent exodus of Offensive Line Coach Jim Turner! The new presumed to be Dolphins Offensive Line Coach is John Benton who held the same position for the Houston Texans over the previous eight seasons! Benton was hired on the same day as the new general manager Dennis Hickey! Miami may be in line for the likes of Texans FA Guard Wade Smith (32, 138 games, 98 starts, sixteen starts in each of the last four years)! Houston free agent Tackles include Ryan Harris (28, 78 games, 39 starts), and ex-Dolphin Andrew Gardner for depth purposes.
2006-13: Offensive Line, Houston Texans
2005: Offensive Line, St. Louis Rams
2004: Assistant Offensive Line, St. Louis Rams
2000-03: Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Colorado State
1995-2000: Offensive Line, Colorado State
1990-94: Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator, California University (Pa.)
1987-90: Graduate Assistant, Colorado State
If you personally have someone of your own in mind at ANY particular position ?
PLEASE enlighten us all and/or our beloved one's, THE MIAMI DOLPHINS!!
WHO should they keep, WHO should they pursue ?
THANK YOU for an Open-Minded read, and we look forward to your angle of view !
From the highest mountain, GO SHOUT, GOFINS!!