With the signing of Dansby on Saturday, we figured we could focus all our attention on securing a decent FS with Rolle signing a completely fucking ridiculous contract with the Giants and the Dolphins looking into possible alternatives to fill that hole. However, being that it's the Dolphins, we can only experience wonderful situations in conjunction with absolutely shitastic random occurrences that can aptly sum up our collective experience. Of course, it breaks Saturday night that fucking Jason Ferguson (who was still a UFA but seemed likely to re-sign with us) gets busted for using PEDs and will now be suspended for the first 8 games of 2010. Fucking wonderful. Next time, I would prefer if news like this is accompanied by a delicious strawberry cheesecake that is only revealed to contain dog, horse, ferret, rabbit and turtle shit upon the first bite. Then, you can go ahead and throw said cake in my goddamn face and/or rub it in my mom's tits. Please. Fuck!
With that lovely bit of news in mind, let's look at what's left out there:
- Obviously, priority #1 now becomes (not a respectable free agent FS like a normal team) some serviceable option at NT that can definitely survive - at the very least - the first 5 or 6 games of the 2010 campaign until a NT we draft can become NFL-ready. Jamal Williams, released by the Chargers, certainly seems to fit that mold for the time being. He's big enough for this defense and he's been pretty healthy most of his career with the exception of last year. He's old, sure, but he's currently the only guy without a team out there that could fit this position rapidly. However, word is the Chargers intend to resign Williams for the right price so we'd need to move quickly and be ok with paying above-market prices for his services. There are also rumors that Shaun Rogers would be available for the right price, a guy that I'm not too crazy about due to his tendency to disappear and ignore his basic plugging assignments but he's younger and can be a force in the middle. Bottom line is we need SOMEONE in there in order for Dansby to be effective and not have RBs consistently puncture our defense into the 2nd and 3rd levels. We'd have to trade for Rogers but we could package some late round picks and maybe (though I would prefer not to) Tyler Thigpen.
- On the FS front, it was clear after Rolle's record-breaking contract that all attention would focus on Ryan Clark. Well, buckle up because Clark arrived into Ft Laudy on Sunday and he's intent on not making any other trips judging by his comments. Atogwe is also out there and the Rams made him the lowest possible tender at $1.23 mil. Therefore, teams can make an offer to Atogwe until April 15 that beats the Rams tender. The Rams can then match that but we can install a 'poison pill' to combat that. If no one makes an offer, the Rams have until June 1 to pay him 110% of his 2009 salary. If they don't, he becomes a UFA on June 1. I'm sleepy.
- Drew Rosenhaus said on last night's WSVN show that he thinks Dolphins will add some interior lineman to compliment Thomas and Smiley - two guys that definitely wore down some as the season ended and who haven't stayed healthy for a full 16 games in either season they've been with us. He also expects us to make some play for a UFA WR still out there. (All via Mike Berardino's twitter, which I can't link to now. Sorry, Mike)
- Eva Amurri has great tits.
Let's see what this week brings. Hopefully we can get Ryan Clark signed up before he leaves town. Tootsie's strippers to the rescue!!!!!