Posted: 3/3/2013 5:43 PM
Starks took to Twitter on Sunday, tweeting that he wants to remain with Miami for the rest of his career, and that he would be willing to give a discount to stay. If he is indeed hit with the franchise tag, he will make $8.45 million in 2013, compared to the $10.854 million it would cost the team to tag Smith. The Dolphins did not use the tag in 2012, and the last player to receive the designation from them was nose tackle Paul Soliai in 2011.
Starks is a nine-year NFL veteran, and has spent the past five seasons with the Dolphins. He started all 16 games in 2012, recording 4.5 sacks and 27 tackles, and also managed to pull in an interception. He has been selected to two Pro Bowls during his time in Miami, including this past season.Why would we use a tag on Starks when he is willing to give us a discount?
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dougb123 wrote: Tony McDaniels is a FA also was 4.2 mil against the cap last year, Starks was paid 6.2 mil, Soliai got 4.1 mil but has a dead cap space hit of 5.6 mil and I think that means he already been paid. So losing Soliai is off the table unless you want him playing for someone else while your giving him 5.6 mil. Same go's for Karlos Dansby but the hit is 11.3 mil.Sure Soliai only plays 1st and 2nd down and Starks and Odick play all 3 but the Dolphins have been very hard to run against and Soliai is more than likely the bigger part to run defense because he's much harder to move off the line of scrimmage and different eats up double teams giving the linebackers a better shot at the runner.
Starks value to the Dolphins now is than his value in FA. Starks is scheme diverse 3-4 or 4-3 and has played every position from NT in a 3-4 to DE in a 3-4 and is a very good 4-3 playing either the 3 and 5 technique. Starks would attract a lot of attention from a variety of sources 3-4 defenses 4-3 defenses. The more suitors you have the better you chance is at landing big money...Starks played great at the beginning of the year, but his play tapered off at the end. Not exactly what you want to see if your looking at giving someone an multi year deal worth 6 7 8 or more a year. Tagging Starks means the sides were still far apart but that the Dolphins really can't afford to lose him at this time and would be willing to give him 8+ for a year...
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"Make it Rain Hell"
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