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How much is Jake Long worth

Posted: 1/15/2013 3:06 PM

How much is Jake Long worth 


What kind of money is Jake Long worth to the Dolphins.. Yes he has slipped a bit and seems to be injury prone but he still has some great value and is far from a scrub. Do we offer him 6? 7? 8? 9? and how many years are we willing to go. He has to have slipped to right below the elite tackles in the league so I doubting anyone is going to offer him 10 or 11 with long term contract and a big signing bonus.

I'm thinking 8mil at 4 or 5 year with a nice bonus so it's not such a big hit on the cap and may be enough??

If Long does leave do we draft someone in the 1st or 2nd round or do we try and find someone in free agency? Move Martin to left tackle and fill the right tackle spot?
 
How do we fix the problems with the offense line?
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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:06 PM

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I would offer him 6.5 a year and then close the door after he walked out. He is going to be somebody elses big splash and get paid well. He isn't taking less money to stay here. Martin at LT and a free agent who fits the zone blocking scheme at RT would be fine with me.
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Posted: 1/15/2013 8:32 PM

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Love Jake, his work ethic and what he's done for the dolphins but I don't believe any OL should ever be paid more than $8-$9MM.  They just don't have that big of an impact on the game individually.  You need to a have a group of 5 OL that all play well together.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:32 PM

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Agree that the 5 guys have to play well together but the have to have some talent. Getting your quarterback pummeled say 10-15 times a game, he doesn't even have to be sacked is a sure way to ruin him. Just look at how many times last year Reggie had no where to run, were not a team that's going to pass to run, meaning Tannehill not scaring any of these defenses and forcing them to back off the line, we run to pass and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:16 PM

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dougb123 wrote: Agree that the 5 guys have to play well together but the have to have some talent. Getting your quarterback pummeled say 10-15 times a game, he doesn't even have to be sacked is a sure way to ruin him. Just look at how many times last year Reggie had no where to run, were not a team that's going to pass to run, meaning Tannehill not scaring any of these defenses and forcing them to back off the line, we run to pass and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Once again, not saying you can have bad OL.  I'd rather invest $25 million into 5 guys with all of them being above average to really good than overpaying a LT $13 million and having 2 or 3 weak links.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:45 PM

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I personally think Long won't be able to get a contract for 9 a season and is going to have to settle for a contract that pay's him much less than he's getting now. No way does he get 13 more like 7.5 - 8 and that if he's lucky. But WTH do I know.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:04 PM

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dougb123 wrote: I personally think Long won't be able to get a contract for 9 a season and is going to have to settle for a contract that pay's him much less than he's getting now. No way does he get 13 more like 7.5 - 8 and that if he's lucky. But WTH do I know.
Never underestimate a GM somewhere looking to get attention by making a big FA signing.  Players want money and organizations want to be seen as trying to turn it around.  Sadly the LT position gets so much publicity that people will overpay.

The above poster is right - give me 5 good OLmen rather than 1 great and 4 mediocres.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:36 PM

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On average? 9 million plus a year. 

Of course not up front, just back load it so the guaranteed money is already given when the contract spikes.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:08 AM

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How much is Jake Long worth?

Unfortunately right now two crutches and a golf cart.



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