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Report: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target

With the Steelers not planning to use the franchise tag on receiver Mike Wallace or any other player, Wallace will go to the highest bidder. With the Steelers not inclined or able to be the highest bidder for any player, Wallace will go somewhere other than Pittsburgh. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

Jonathan Martin finally joins Dolphins

Andrew Luck isn’t the only NFL rookie who has been kept out of action by a skewed school calendar. Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, who played college football at Stanford with Luck, finally has received clearance to make the move from Palo Alto to South Beach. It’ll take some getting used to. “I was running back…

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Should Steelers Trade Out Of Round 2, Dolphins Would Be Likeliest Of Trade Partners

Predicting draft day trades is next to impossible, but it is fun to look at what we might deem the Pittsburgh Steelers draft board might look like along with perceived needs to speculate what trades could possibly take place.

While Jeremy Hritz has already wondered if the Steelers will trade out of first round completely, I personally think they will stay put there if I had to lay some money down on it. The second round though is where I believe the best shot of move down and out could happen for the Steelers.

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BTSC 2012 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 8 — Miami Dolphins Select Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) dives into the end zone for a 65-yard touchdown run as Oklahoma State safety Markelle Martin (10) tackles him during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

I would’ve had this, the 8th pick of the 2012 BTSC Community Mock Draft, up earlier but I didn’t get a chance to put it together last night. Thanks go to MiamiSteelersFan for the prompt response and write up, even though my slacking didn’t reflect it. Next up: Carolina Panthers, and they’ll also be appropriately represented by WolfpackSteelersFan. -barnerburner-


The story of the 2012 offseason for the Dolphins sounds familiar: openly shopping to replace someone who is still around. Except instead of now ex-coach Tony Sparano, it’s Matt Moore who had to sit idly as the Dolphins unsuccessfully pursued Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn, et al. Though the club did sign former Jaguars QB David Garrard, the future of the position remains murky. In a town that thrives on star-power, the Dolphins have little choice but to take a risk and draft QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, with the 8th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Although lacking the glamour of Luck or RG3, the 6’4″, 220lb Tannehill should inject some hope into the perennially middle-of-the-pack organization. With the addition of Garrard, the Dolphins can let Tannehill develop for a year before putting the weight of the franchise on his shoulders. The Dolphins do have needs at WR and on the defensive line, however GM Jeff Ireland’s hand is a bit forced based on the Manning swing-and-miss. Ireland also believes the WR position in particular can be addressed in later rounds of the draft (encouraged by the success of our very own Antonio Brown, I’m sure).

Coming into March, Tannehill was considered by most as a late-first round prospect. However, based on the movement in the draft and a successful pro day, drafting Tannehill with the 8th pick isn’t the stretch it once seemed. We’ll have to wait and see if Tannehill can be the long awaited franchise QB, a role that hasn’t been filled since Dashing Dan Marino retired.

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Ryan Clark says “no one” wants to join the Dolphins

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So why are the Dolphins having a hard time luring free agents to South Beach?  Steelers safety Ryan Clark has a theory. After Clark congratulated quarterback Matt Flynn on joining the Seahawks via Twitter, one of Clark’s followers writes that “NO ONE wants to go to the Dolphins!”  Clark responds by saying, “No one!  To…

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Miami Dolphins Fire Head Coach Tony Sparano


Miami has announced the termination of head coach Tony Sparano, making him the second AFC head coach to lose his job today.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley was fired earlier.

Sparano started the 2011 season 0-7, but had a revival of sorts, winning three straight games in the middle of the year. The Dolphins fell back down to earth, losing two of their next three games including Sunday’s 26-10 beating by Philadelphia.

Secondary coach Todd Bowles will be the Dolphins interim head coach.

Sparano, the hand-selected coach by former Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells, is 28-32 in four years with the Dolphins, having won the AFC East championship in 2008.

The Dolphins were 11-5 in that surprising season, one year removed from a 1-15 record. They have not finished over .500 since then.

Much like Haley’s termination, the news wasn’t unexpected. Sparano himself was caught on tape in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins 18-15 loss to Denver in Week 7 making mention to an assistant that they were all going to be fired after the game.

In that time, though, the Dolphins played tough and didn’t appear to be problems with their coach. That trend changed recently, particularly after a less-than-inspiring performance against the Eagles in Week 14.

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