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3 minutes ago, JiF said:

Tanny is building a loaded roster down there...

But they still have Tanneyhill. If I were Tanny, I'd be all over Cutler.

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Just now, section314 said:

But they still have Tanneyhill. If I were Tanny, I'd be all over Cutler.

They won 10 games last year with a combo of Tannehill and Moore.  Tannehill was completing 67% of his passes before he got injured.  Tannehill is nothing special but did you know he's thrown for over 4k twice?  Had no clue.  He's not great...but he doesnt hurt you either.  He's basically a mid 60%, 4000, 25/12 type of QB.  You can win with that if everything else around you is solid and Miami is pretty solid across the board right now. 

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http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/9/14869344/nfl-free-agency-5-phases-contracts-depth

5 phases of NFL free agency

The favorite part of the NFL calendar for sources, reports, and people close to the situation has arrived. NFL free agency is here, and as usual, it’s hectic.

The legal tampering period started at Noon ET on Tuesday. The official start of free agency is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. The legal tampering period took the place of the tampering period that happened but was never allowed. Free agents to be are allowed to be contacted by teams to discuss interest and terms. Nothing is allowed to be agreed upon until 4 p.m. on Thursday, but we all know that’s not the case. Deals are getting done while you read this.

The splashy part of the free agency gets all the attention, but in reality, that’s a small part of it. There are five tiers or phases of free agency. After playing eight seasons, I’ve been a part of four of those.

First phase: Straight cash homie

The first phase are the high-priority free agents. These are the big-name players who will be getting contracts that set them up for life. This is always what players are striving for, the second contract.

 

I finally got my second contract in year seven when I signed with the Giants. When the legal tampering period opened up, oddly enough on the morning of my wedding, I got eight calls right away. My agent and close family members started making a list of pros and cons, but my agent knew the Giants would be the most interested.

After the wedding that night, he told me we were set. Over the next couple of days before it could become official, not much happened. Right before 4 p.m. on the day you’re allowed to sign, the action picks up. My agent told me to pack a bag and be ready to hop on a flight.

For guys in this phase, the first flight you take is the only one. Teams battle for that opportunity. I was instructed that when 4 p.m. hit, only take a call from a N.Y./N.J. number and ignore the rest. The Giants called at 4 p.m., and I was in New York for dinner with the coaching staff. You must pass a physical the following morning before it can be official.

 

Second phase: Injury baggage

The second phase happens after the flurry of activity on day one. These players are backup plans for teams after they miss on first-phase players. Most often these are the guys who have been starters, but whose play declined because of injury. Some are still rehabbing from an injury. These guys will often take multiple trips to get physicals for each team and find the right spot for them to play and start.

In 2012, coming off my two hip surgeries, I took three trips in free agency: Minnesota, Detroit, and San Francisco. Each team wanted to clear me medically, and thought I’d compete for a starting spot if healthy.

The first-phase trips are to the steakhouse; these trips are to the local BBQ spot. Still fun, but not the same treatment as first phase. The contracts tend to be more incentive-laden, rewarding a player for staying healthy throughout the season.

Third phase: Depth signings

The third phase starts at the end of the second week of free agency and lasts through the third week. These are teams who have gone through free agency, looked at their depth, and decided they needed to add a possible rotational piece.

This was my year in Kansas City. I got picked up by an intern at the airport, not my position coach or anyone important. I went straight to the hotel and had my physical in the morning. After the physical, I went to the facility to meet the coaches, but none were there because of pro days. I signed my contract and went back to train.

These contracts tend to be base deals, with a tad of incentives. No fan fare and no guaranteed spot on the roster.

Fourth phase: Oh wait, that guy is still there

So the third-phase guys tend to be younger players who can provide depth at a few positions like linebackers, special teams, multiple OL positions, etc. Fourth-phase players tend to be veterans who can fill a specific role, like my signing with the Lions. I was insurance for their young players up front. If they got hurt, I was there. These contracts have almost zero guaranteed money. If it doesn’t pan out, oh well for the team.

Fifth Phase: Ballers just waiting for camp

These are the oldest players who are beyond proven and just want to train at home and wait for camp. Or in some cases, wait until camp is almost over to find the best spot. These players tend to be pass rushers, like Dwight Freeney. He can wait until something opens up late in camp and get into the season feeling fresh.

No matter what phase of free agency a player falls into, I hope they get every cent possible. The NFL is a ruthless business, so I always root for the player.

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Jason La Canfora‏ @JasonLaCanfora 18 hours ago

Rams free agent RB Benny Cunningham will visit the Jets. Explosive returner and third down back

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1 minute ago, C Mart said:

Jason La Canfora‏ @JasonLaCanfora 18 hours ago

Rams free agent RB Benny Cunningham will visit the Jets. Explosive returner and third down back

Guess we're all in on this rebuild thing huh?

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Jason La Canfora 

Webb, an accomplished corner before transitioning to safety, will have a market. Has coverage skills

The Ravens have informed Lardarius Webb he is being released. Expected move after signing of safety Tony Jefferson

 

 

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Just now, C Mart said:

Tebow

The entire legacy of our most successful gm all because of a horrible PR move.

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Just now, C Mart said:

Tebow

It's questionable if that trade was his call. He took responsibility for it, but that had Woody's fingerprints all over it.

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1 hour ago, jdeacon said:

Man if the browns give the pats a boatload of picks for this guy i am going to be sick to my stomach. 

Yep. Book it. 

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Tanny traded away all our picks, built the team in unsustainable fashion through FA  and sucked at drafting after Mangini left. He did some good things but the idea that he's a great GM is ridiculous. He doesn't do the things that good GMs do.

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3 minutes ago, sourceworx said:

It's questionable if that trade was his call. He took responsibility for it, but that had Woody's fingerprints all over it.

Good point...Same as Mcc Revis signing.

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3 minutes ago, sourceworx said:

It's questionable if that trade was his call. He took responsibility for it, but that had Woody's fingerprints all over it.

Of course it was Woody.  I remember when he was questioned about it and he honestly looked shocked that some people wouldn't want Tim Tebow.

I have no doubt that Tebow was all Woody directed and Tanny just worked the mechanics of the deal with Elway.  Elway is still laughing about it to this day, I'm sure.

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5 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

Tannenbaum love is second only to Herm love as it relates to Jets fans proving they're morons.

He brought Mangini here. 

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Haven't heard much about that Minter guy from Arizona. If he signed, I missed it. If not, could he be a guy we are working on? 

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13 minutes ago, C Mart said:

Good point...Same as Mcc Revis signing.

Don't forget to throw Farve and Fitz last year into that junk heap, too.

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Missed this one yesterday.

Guess it just isn't official yet though?

Jets seemed to focus on getting their own young guys signed on first day of FA.  Will be interesting to see where they go from here.

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37 minutes ago, C Mart said:

Jason La Canfora‏ @JasonLaCanfora 18 hours ago

Rams free agent RB Benny Cunningham will visit the Jets. Explosive returner and third down back

Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles both available. We interview Benny Cunningham.

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7 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles both available. We interview Benny Cunningham.

First, neither would come here. Second both are old backs coming off injuries.

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2 minutes ago, Ghost420 said:

First, neither would come here. Second both are old backs coming off injuries.

Looks at Matt Forte... looks at this response.... Looks at Matt Forte again.

 

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39 minutes ago, sourceworx said:

It's questionable if that trade was his call. He took responsibility for it, but that had Woody's fingerprints all over it.

Finger prints  for certain.   That was PR on Woody in my view. But Tanny was a CAP man.

He overpaid Sanchez, Holmes, couldnt figure out how to keep Cotch, let Favre out of his deal.

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23 minutes ago, section314 said:

Don't forget to throw Farve and Fitz last year into that junk heap, too.

I'd hope so , I really like MInter and he's played for Bowles before, seems like a nice fit.

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5 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Looks at Matt Forte... looks at this response.... Looks at Matt Forte again.

 

In fairness I don't see why the fact that Matt Forte was a bad signing changes the fact that signing AD or Charles makes zero sense.

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7 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Looks at Matt Forte... looks at this response.... Looks at Matt Forte again.

 

Powell outplayed Forte all season. Forte wasn't even very good last season, he also wasn't coming off a serious knee injury. This draft is loaded with rbs why would we sign Peterson or Charles.

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13 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Looks at Matt Forte... looks at this response.... Looks at Matt Forte again.

 

(Well I thought this was funny)

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47 minutes ago, Augustiniak said:

that's because they never draft them.

Yup, and it irks me that we watch year after year that teams pick up impact backs in the mid to late rounds and we pickup stacey, ridley, robinson, after this new guy

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