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Earl Mitchell Signed: 4 Year 16 Million (9 guaranteed).

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Pennington's Limp Arm, Mar 11, 2014.

Do you like this signing?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2014.
  1. I approve, good move

    43 vote(s)
    68.3%
  2. Disapprove, not a fan

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  3. Let me do a little more research

    19 vote(s)
    30.2%
  1. Pennington's Limp Arm

    Pennington's Limp Arm Well-Known Member

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  2. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    I'm indifferent but optimistic, I know nothing of the guy and ima have to look into him a bit. Part of me wanted/wants to keep Starks.

    Btw welcome to the board, and I like the name. :lol:
     
  3. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Unless were changing up the defense I really don't see him as filling Soliai's position and that leaves a spot in the 3 man DT rotation still. He's barely 300lbs played more of a penetrating 1 gap tackle in Houston (-4.6 run defense rating by PFF). His run stop % and pass rush productivity numbers were pretty alright though considering the style he was playing. May be a better guy playing in a 4-3 (thought he was mis-cast playing the nose in Houston).

    Hageman at 19 if we clean up most of our OL in FA?
     
  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He's very quick, he's a penetrator with good footwork, can spin and chase of the block, has excellent work ethic and takes care of his body, symmetrically balanced physique..I haven't isolated him at the texans but as far as movement goes, he's quicker more explosive than Odrick..

    We just got younger with Odrick and Mitchell.. Probably not better but we had to re arrange funds to different positions, and like I said before, what did Solai and Starks do from a leadership standpoint last year?, sure as hell didn't see much of them or their leadership when we were getting spanked by the bills and jets or playing poorly against the run all season.

    They had their chance, time for new dynamics.
     
  5. Pennington's Limp Arm

    Pennington's Limp Arm Well-Known Member

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    thanks, it was either this or Ricky's Urine Sample.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSzw9ch_oso
    Soft piece on his workouts from last offseason.
     
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  6. PhinsRDbest

    PhinsRDbest Transform and Transcend

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    the next dimension
    Pair him with Melton, with Odrick subbing in.
     
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  7. PhinsRDbest

    PhinsRDbest Transform and Transcend

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    the next dimension
    uh oh
     
  8. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    who confirmed the sign
     
  9. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    We'll see what he does. Didn't he fade after the preseason?
     
  10. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Philosophical change..Odrick..Mitchell..we've heard interest in will sutton.
     
  11. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Twuaddle or bust Club Member

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    Rather have STarks, but for 1/2 price, I'll take it. especially if we use the money to buy more Olinemen
     
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  12. DHPVW

    DHPVW DuB addict

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    Mitchell is a good player and we signed him to a very friendly contract. I would still like to see Tony McDaniel back in a fins uni tho
     
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  13. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    Last I saw (a few minutes ago) Mitchell was tweeting he hasn't signed yet, and that he was on the way to Miami to look at the numbers.
     
  14. Pennington's Limp Arm

    Pennington's Limp Arm Well-Known Member

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  15. bran

    bran Senior Member

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    this better not fall through.
     
  16. Onehondo

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  17. 77FinFan

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  18. Onehondo

    Onehondo Senior Member Club Member

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  19. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If this signing does happen, I like the move. I hope he's a player on the rise and benefits from the scheme shift coming from Houston to Miami. He certainly fits the prototypical Dennis Hickey 1-technique DT that he had in Tampa Bay: Akeem Spence, Brian Price (pre-injury weight gain), Booger McFarland, etc.

    That said, I hope this doesn't preclude Miami from taking someone like Aaron Donald (pipe dream at this point) or Timmy Jernigan off the board at pick 19. Maybe even Louis Nix too if they wanted a bigger guy that can develop into a 3-down-ish 1-technique with some seasoning.
     
  20. finwin

    finwin Active Member

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    Who said we're not giving Starks an offer.
     
  21. phinfan4ever

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    If the deal with Mitchell gets done I don't see us signing or drafting another DT. Mitchell would make 4 DT's on our roster. That's a good rotation.
     
  22. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    4? Mitchell would make 3 DTs. Odrick, Francis, and Mitchell if he signs. We need to make one more middle tier signing at DT, and draft one. Francis has promise, but is not a sure thing.
     
  23. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    Aaitui
     
  24. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't think it's worth keeping Aatui around roster wise; we pretty much know what he is, and it isn't much.
     
  25. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    You would be comfortable going into camp with just those 4? Two of which have played basically no regular season snaps to speak of.
     
  26. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    Dude above said they had 4, and they do have 4. I don't know much about Aaitui, but they signed him in the beginning of January. Last year I know Odrick, Starks, and Soliai played. I have no idea who the 4th DT was. My point is, the 4th guy rarely matters.
     
  27. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    He also said because of the 4 we do have there is no need to sign or draft anymore DTs. You would agree with that, dude?
     
  28. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    I would, if I knew Mitchell was signed to be a starter. I don't know that.
     
  29. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    That means you would be comfortable with Aaitui or Francis playing about 500 snaps, which the 3rd DT has been playing.
     
  30. RickyBobby

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    Looks good. Couple nice videos of him on YouTube. Quick. Ran a 4.7? Played both ways in college?

    This seems like Starks all over again
     
  31. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    I would with one exception to your statement. With Mitchell and Odrick as starters there isn't a need to sub as there was with Soliai. So my exception is, I don't think the 500 snaps is right, I think it would be lower. But even if it is 500 snaps, I would be OK with AJ in there for those snaps.

    As far as the draft goes, the idea is that there isn't pressure to draft a DT. Of course, A DT could be drafted just as any position could. I am not opposed to improving the DT squad by replacing the 3rd and 4th option.
     
  32. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I think we need to sign one more DT, a middle tier one, such as maybe Cam Thomas. Then draft one in the 3rd to 5th round area, unless Aaron Donald is available. I'd draft him no matter what. Let them all battle it out in camp. Aaitui and Francis have not yet proven they deserve a sure roster spot. You cannot go into camp with only 4 DTs on your roster anyway. Could sign Terrence Cody to take Soliai's role, and Mitchell could take Starks' role. I agree that the 4th DT does not play much, so if that player is Francis or Aaitui, then it maybe ok.
     
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  33. finwin

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    "Mitchell, Miami’s new defensive tackle, had four sacks last year but was graded by Pro Football Focus as the NFL’s 51st-best defensive tackle of 69. He was 57th in run defense.
    But Mitchell, 6-3, 300 pounds, was playing as a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense." I don't see a big run stopping cog in the middle when we rotate to a 3-4. Odrick, Mitchell, and Francis? Sounds like last year's Martin, Jerry and Clabo.
     
  34. 77FinFan

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    So I was thinking about Mitchell and dreaming about Donald and realized that these are not guys that eat up blockers, and our LB's are hardly the type to take on blockers. Thoughts?
     
  35. Pennington's Limp Arm

    Pennington's Limp Arm Well-Known Member

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa.... lets not go that far!

    They are definitely undersized as a collective group of DT's and may run into challenges on short yardage and goaline situations... but come on Odrick is a heck of a player in his own right. Mitchell is young and coming off a very productive season (on the rise). Francis is a question mark... but I wouldn't compare them to that disastrous group of plugs.
     
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  36. RickyBobby

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    We need a space filler IMO

    Anyone will do.
     
  37. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    McCullers at 19
     
  38. MikeHoncho

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    Him and Langford actually. Dudes would bat passes like a bawss.
     
  39. TooGoodForDez

    TooGoodForDez Deion Sanders for GM

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    Ouch, Walter Football


     
  40. Rocky Raccoon

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    lol, yeah, Hickey panicked when they lost Soliai. Nevermind the fact that we were never that interested in re-signing him in the first place and that Mitchell was brought in to be signed before Soliai.
     
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