Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dolphins resign Crowder and Bell: Sign S Gibril Wilson

Channing Crowder resigned with Miami Dolphins one day prior to the start of free agency. Crowder took the advice of two former Dolphins, Zack Thomas and Keith Traylor, that the grass is not always greener on the other side. They urged him to do all that he could to stay in Miami and not to get caught up in the money aspect.

''I love Miami,'' Crowder said. "So I basically told [agent] Joel [Segal] that if we could get to some numbers where everybody is happy, let's pull the trigger.''

This is great news for the team. A gift from two players that were cut by Parcells and company. That's what it means to be a Dolphin.

''As good as we did last year, I've had three head coaches in four years,'' Crowder said. "But now, I know the system. I know the defensive scheme. I know who my linebacker coach and my defensive coordinator will be. Now, I can just build on that."

"Now, I can maximize my talent. It's time for me to become a Pro Bowler.''
And now the Dolphins can get back to business and focus on other free agents.
Thursday afternoon Yeremiah Bell Agreed to a 4 year, 20 million dollar deal. Bell had a breakout year after struggling with injuries most of his career.
The Dolphins also signed Safety Gibril Wilson. Wilson was cut by the Raiders after last season. Why? Who knows. Their lose, our gain. Wison was second on the team with 129 tackles. We will move back to free safety, after playing strong safety the last 2 years. This leaves free agent safety Renaldo Hill out of the starting line up. If he resigns as a back up we will sure make a splash next year.
Hopefully, the Dolphins can come to terms with CB Andre Goodman. This will put our secondary in place, and leave our draft picks for wide receivers and lineman.


pmesa4life said...

This still doesn't make you guys contenders... It's mostly the same loser from last year.

David J. Verjano said...

Losers from last year? I have to disagree, because going from 1-15 to 11-5 in one season is an accomplishment to significant to label the Dolphins "losers." Whether this makes us contenders or not, that's always debatable, but this does solidify the team's bond and allows for continued progress.

If we pick up a decent WR, we may grow our offensive game and truly become a threat to the elite teams out there. As for now, we may not be elite, but we sure are not "the same loser from last year."

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