Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

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    Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

    http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/2147337/report-dolphins-asked-pats-about-mankins
     
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    Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

    who knows he did trade Bledsoe to the Bills
     
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    I heard NE still wanted a 1st or a high 2nd/mulitple picks.  That tells me they think he's way too valuable to let walk away for limited return. I don't agree with it, unless BB is planning on sticking it to him as an Inactive starting in Week 10, which I hope happens so Mankins cannot be an UFA in 2011. That would mean they still could deal him before next season.
    Posted by BBReigns


    Are you sure that's right?  I thought if he was on the 53 man roster for six games he gets credit for the accrued season, whether he's active or not.  But I could be mistaken.

    Personally I wish they'd make amends and get him on the field.  Contrary to popular belief (at least on this board), there is a shortage of capable O-linemen in the NFL, and Mankins is at least an above average guard.
     
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    Whatever but, we need some OL to protect Brady. What we have is close but, if we are to get a bruiser RB we need to open the holes for him. 

    We need to protect Brady at all costs. Seems silly to shell out big $$ for Brady and penny pinch on the OL. 

    I don't like what Mankins has said publicly. He seems a bit of an idiot at times but, the Patriots need to do something about this now. The way McFadden ran the ball yesterday and the fact that the Raiders are essentially for sale now.....I dont know but, having Mankins back AND McFadden back there? Something to think about. I love BJGE but, he's not the answer. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins : Are you sure that's right?  I thought if he was on the 53 man roster for six games he gets credit for the accrued season, whether he's active or not.  But I could be mistaken. Personally I wish they'd make amends and get him on the field.  Contrary to popular belief (at least on this board), there is a shortage of capable O-linemen in the NFL, and Mankins is at least an above average guard.
    Posted by Muzwell


    No! It would be an insult to the O line players who have been out there busting their butts since training camp. Mankins will not be here next season and they will so BB needs to show that he backs them.

    Mankins will sign his tender and get his checks 6 games but I can't see him on the field unless someone gets hurt. The last thing we need is a lineman who could care less charged with protecting Brady.
     
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    Whatever but, we need some OL to protect Brady. What we have is close but, if we are to get a bruiser RB we need to open the holes for him.  We need to protect Brady at all costs. Seems silly to shell out big $$ for Brady and penny pinch on the OL.  I don't like what Mankins has said publicly. He seems a bit of an idiot at times but, the Patriots need to do something about this now. The way McFadden ran the ball yesterday and the fact that the Raiders are essentially for sale now.....I dont know but, having Mankins back AND McFadden back there? Something to think about. I love BJGE but, he's not the answer. 
    Posted by mrbungle


    Trade deadline has passed.  Unless you're talking about next year, BJGE is the starting RB like it or not.  No McFadden or anybody else. 

    Besides, right now the Raiders run block better than the Pats.  Denver actually was pretty decent against the run coming in to that game. 
     
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    Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

    The Pats simply cannot value walk away because it's...not appeased and pleased.  These guys get the fatter contracts by coming through the first round, but then they want to be let go if/when they don't get top dollar (for the next one) as though they were acquired in the seventh.
     
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    Why do people get on a bandwagon because one player has a good week?  McFadden has been a bust in Oakland so far. One good game against a gassed Denver D from the week before doens't mean McFadden and his contract would be a good move for NE.
    Posted by BBReigns


    Easily answered. One of the surest signs of a pink helmet know nothing fan is that they think we should acquire every big name out there regardless of whether or not they fit into the scheme or cap.
     
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    Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

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    Oh, I agree.  We didn't hear a word about needing an RB the last 2 weeks because NE ran it and the O Line looked better as well.
    Posted by BBReigns


    BJGE can run it if there are holes. He's a good decision maker (which Maroney wasn't). The problem is he's easy to chase down and can't break blocks to make a play. A guy like Fred Taylor can pick up yards without a hole when healthy but he's proven to be fragile. Clearly we need a RB who can make a play once in a while when holes don't open up. A bruiser as someone suggested above. BJGE, though I like what he's done this year, isn't starting caliber and that showed yesterday. 
     
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    The most they`ll get for Mankins is a 2nd round pick. The notion that they`ll trade Mankins and get (insert greatest RB ever) is silly.
     
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    Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

    BBReigns - I agree that they need to establish the run earlier to balance out the offense.  The downside to that though are the three and outs this offense has been producing of late.  This team is obviously built to pass, since we don't have a true starting running back like most teams.  We also don't have an offensive line built to run block, as much as pass protect.  That was obviously on display again yesterday.  Screens will help like you suggested, but the true answer is in this upcoming draft (hopefully).  Time to go out and draft a stud lineman (OT) of the future!
     
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    Re: Dolphins Inquired About Mankins

    the chargers d played pretty good... there will be in games were the opposing team has something to say about who wins or loses...  having said that offensively...we had just enough miqueues, bad routes, bad passes, poor blocking to last the season and.....    still won on the road...


    lucky that totally useless D saved our bacon again...

     
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