Thursday, April 10, 2008

Report: Dolphins start contract talks with Long

Report: Dolphins start contract talks with Long
Bill Parcells has made a move in preparation for the draft. It could be a fake. Parcells and the Miami Dolphins have begun contract negotiations with the agent for potential top draft pick Jake Long, a person familiar with the talks said Thursday. The person did not want to be identified because the Dolphins have been coy about their plans for the No. 1 pick. Negotiations with Long's agent, Tom Condon, don't necessarily mean Miami has ruled out other prospects.

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You get an A+ for creativity, angry Bengals fan
I don't know if this gentleman is trying to make a statement on the current state of the Cincinnati Bengals, or he just wanted to take advantage of the 'B' and let the ladies know what he's out cruising for in his oh-so-fly Ford Mustang.

Either way, bravo, sir.

Gracias, Deuce of Davenport.

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Jake Long or Vernon Gholston can legally pack heat on gameday
It seemed like big news yesterday that the Dolphins began contract negotiations with Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long. That seemed to be a pretty good indicator that Long was going #1 overall to the Fish.

Until today, the news came that they're also negotiating with Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston.

Whoever ends up going to Miami, be it Jake Long, Vernon Gholston, or some other heretofore-unknown contract negotiator, the state of Florida made sure yesterday that they'd be able to take a gun to work. I think that's a fantastic law, and I can't foresee any possible problems at all. They basically just made the opening scene of The Last Boy Scout legal. I'd have to think it would draw a 15-yard penalty, though. I'm just glad that since then, Verne Lundquist has regained his ability to speak.

Anyway, for the moment, it looks like the Dolphins choices at #1 overall are limited to Long and/or Gholston. And you know what's weird? Even though the Dolphins are working this far ahead of time, and they're probably going to have a contract signed with one of them before the draft even starts, they're still going to get to the podium in New York City and take all ten minutes to make the pick.