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La'Veon Bell Wants to Come to Miami...

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    New York
    Yeah, he held out all year for money reasons. I'm sure he'll take the league minimum now.
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  2. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Anyone who quits on his team mates is a guy you don't want in your locker room.
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  3. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

    Nov 24, 2007
    Rockledge, FL
    Which still validates my point...he's not "earned" what you're paying him. You're gambling in an investment.
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  4. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Disagree 100%, he has earned the money. That is how it works.

    It is also an investment for the Dolphins that is a gamble.
  5. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    The issue with incentive based contracts generally is that they are easy for the team to control.

    Oh we are out of the hunt and you're 75 rushing yards away? Well we have a young HB to look at today, so you won't be seeing many carries this week.
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  6. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Palm Bay Florida
    I just don't see a need at running back on this team. Even if you set everything aside about him he is still a luxury we cannot afford.
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  7. Mafioso

    Mafioso Air Force's #1 Phin Fan

    Apr 7, 2010
    San Antonio
    Id rather them spend the money on the best FA guard/NT. While drake/ballage are not Bell, we have good enough young RBs if we just had a good line and playcalling/scheme/QB adjustments etc etc. We might never run the ball as good as the steelers did but the money he would cost that takes away from otherbootions vs the gap in tallent...ehh not worth it to me.
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  8. tirty8

    tirty8 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Here is a little tidbit for you guys. I think whoever signs Bell is going to be in for a rude awakening. I will go as far as to say, he will be a historically bad signee. He has multiple drug violations, he wants a ton of money, and will be right around 30 as his contract will come to an end. It is OBVIOUS that he will want another contract, and you could expect drama at the end of the contract.

    The guy wants absurd money. Like significantly more money than Gurley is getting. No running back is worth what he wants. Moreover, running backs are really easy to scout. More often than not, they really don't bust. You can find good ones late.

    Finally, running backs more most susceptible to injury. Their careers can be ruined in an instance at a far great clip than any other position. Could you imagine a Willis McGahee type injury in the first year of the contract? It could set your franchise back 5 years.
  9. tirty8

    tirty8 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Has anyone explored the idea of Bell paying us to play in Miami?
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