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K Stills Continues to Get Out Into Communities

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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  2. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Stud
     
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  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Stills is an incredibly likable player off the field, as well as a productive one on it. Its too bad that his age and salary don't really line up well with the state of the franchise right now. He turns 27 in a few weeks, so he'll likely be 30 before the Fins field a decent team again. Its probably for the best that he's able to play the next few years somewhere else where he can be productive and win more.
     
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  4. KeyFin

    KeyFin Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they trade him simply because of his leadership and doing everything the right way. He's been in the running for "NFL Man of the Year" twice now (I didn't know the exact title of the award) and you tend to keep players like that.
     
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Oh, I really like him. If the Fins were fielding a competitive team, I'd be all about keeping him as a model of what our other players should aspire to. But I expect the Fins to suck not only in 2019, but in 2020 also, and then maybe get better after that point. Kenny has two years left on his deal, with cap hits of 9.75m and 8.75m. If the team were to trade him this year, the dead money would be 3.5m, which I think would be tolerable for a good return. Trading or cutting him next offseason would result in a 1.75m dead hit.
     
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  6. Wilkimania

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    He's the example in the team. He's the guy that coaches in the locker room can point to and say "That's the sort of person we want you to be". In a place like Miami where it's easy to get your head twisted, it's vital to have people like that for the rest of the locker room.
     
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  7. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I hope he retires a Dolphin.
     
  8. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised he's still on the team. I still see him being dealt.
     
  9. AGuyNamedAlex

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    It's possible 2020 is a suck fest but its also possible it isnt. Things can turn fast in the NFL and our division may be in bad shape if either of the Jets/Bill's young QB's dont pan out. Brady may be retired by that point too.
     
  10. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    It could. But a lousy Dolphin team winning a couple more games than expected due to a bad division doesn't make that big a difference.
     
  11. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Well it depends how lousy we are I think. I mean...do we draft a QB this year? If we do and hes the right guy the turn around could be faster than expected.

    If we end up with the first pick next year it could be a tough year starting a rookie QB.

    I dont think team is devoid of talent. We should have a strong secondary and guys developing well at LB.

    Aside from QB my biggest concern is the defensive line.

    Its possible we have a fairly strong defense at least next year.
     
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  12. texanphinatic

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    Turnarounds happen fast in today's NFL, I really think people are overestimating how long it takes to be "bad" before you can rebound.

    The key is - do you have the right coach and QB? If the answers are yes, then we are playoff contenders quite quickly (doubly so if the Pats regress and if Darnold and/or Allen don't pan out). If not, then we will probably see a new staff in 2021 or 2022. The rest of the team will fall into place if we hit on the coach and QB.
     
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  13. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    I watched the entire clip and didn't learn anything about what he was doing.. I saw him say he visited museums, saw him visit black communities, saw him in his ridiculous Im with Kap hoodie. He talked about getting to know their organizations and grassroots efforts but got no understanding of what organizations or grassroots efforts. Meh...
     
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  15. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/04/03/kenny-stills-social-justice-tour-kneeling-national-anthem

    "Rain is on the horizon when Kenny Stills walks across the gravel parking lot to the entrance to the Bridge City Center for Youth on the banks of the Mississippi River, on a February day at the end of his RV trip across the South. Stills has stopped in more than a dozen cities, visiting museums, classrooms, women’s shelters, immigrant aid organizations, juvenile prisons, adult prisons and more, and this is the first stop in the final city he’ll see before driving back to Florida, his home, for now, as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, with a year left on his contract.

    Two dozen teenagers line the pews of the former nunnery converted into a juvenile detention center. Outside the church, life in the center can turn violent in an instant; last May eight boys were charged in two separate attacks on correctional officers, and another boy was charged with rape of a fellow inmate. The boys in the church are being rewarded for good behavior, with an opportunity to meet Stills, a former member of the Saints and one of the last players still taking a knee last season during the national anthem before NFL games.

    “This part of your life, you’ve got to look at it as a book,” Stills says to a silent room flanked on all sides by correctional staff and administrators. “This can just be one chapter in your life. It doesn’t have to be the whole book. Making a bad decision, that’s just one decision, but if you do it over and over again there’s no growth. If you can move forward, there’s an opportunity for you to grow and change.”

    He cuts his remarks short after just four minutes. “I’m 26,” Stills continues, “an athlete, and I don’t know everything. I’d like to learn from you.”..."

    https://kstills.com/
    "...At the same time, I was beginning to focus on the 2016 Presidential Election. I watched the first debate as an undecided voter in the truest sense: I was not registered to a particular party, and had no preconceived notions about who I would support. I came away realizing how much was needed to help make people more politically aware and to bring facts back to the forefront of our national conversations. I worked with the Dolphins to help get my teammates registered to vote, then set out into the community to help work with programs that kept the next generation informed and engaged in their education.

    My goal truly is to build bridges. I want to foster a positive relationship between police officers and the communities they protect. I want to encourage open conversation, which allows people to discuss issues and learn from each other. I want to help establish opportunities for at-risk kids to have the same opportunities in and outside of the classroom as everyone else.

    At the end of the day, I believe we can all work to foster a spirit of compassion, understanding, and awareness within our communities..."
     
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  16. Fin-O

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    After seeing what Fitzpatrick did with Desean Jackson, Stills is about the last WR we need to get rid of.
     
  17. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Its funny how both Stills and Jackson are boom or bust, depending on the QB. But you're right that given Fitzpatrick's history, he'll likely be good for Kenny. The majority of Mike Evans' and OJ Howard's TD came with Fitz at QB too, so hopefully he can be good for Parker and Gesicki too.
     
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  18. Finatik

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    Can't get rid of him fast enough.
     
  19. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    wtf?
     
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  20. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Lets please not have this silly argument any longer. Just let it go.
     

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