Well it has been a minute since I hit you guys up. Things are pretty slow this off season. The combine is happening right now, but I haven’t been paying all that much attention. Most people say the Phins are looking at Rolando McLain or Dez Bryant. There are also rumors that we are looking at stealing Karlos Dansby away from the Cardinals and possibly trading with the Cardinals for Anquan Boldin. If we pulled off either of the Cards deals then our draft might look pretty different. The one guy I am obsessed with in the draft is Eric Barry. He is just the type of playmaking safety we need and having him back there with our two young corners would solve our secondary problems for years. Unfortunately I don’t think he could possibly fall to us, but honestly with a lot of people trying to trade down, he might be worth trading up for. We also need a nose tackle since we have no shot at Vince Wilfork who was my #1 off season dream. It’s pretty likely we will pick up a nose in the second round if anyone is still available.
If we could get Dansby and Boldin our main needs would be a nose and a safety. We could also use another outside linebacker or two if we don’t resign JT, which we better.
Anyway, I have some planned updates for the next few weeks, so check back and pretty soon we are going to start working on our draft party plans. It’s all pretty exciting.
In the mean time, check out this amazing Sports Illustrated article from 1984 on Dan Marino. It talks about how he is a pretty boy icon and discusses things that will be really relevant in the coming years like his bad knees. It aslo talks about how he really wanted to get some big sponsors which I always wondered about. Dan was advertising gloves and Blockbuster but he never really had a big shoe contract or a drink sponsor which was very confusing to me. He should have been on Nike and Pepsi ads. I wonder why that never happened. He did have Upper Deck which was cool growing up and collecting cards.
Anyway, see you guys soon.
Ps. If I spelled anyone’s name wrong in this article, I apologise, I am very tired and very busy and I didn’t have time to double check anything…