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Dolphins lose LT McIntosh, RB Morris to free agency

There are 14 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 3, 2007, titled Dolphins lose LT McIntosh, RB Morris to free agency. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Two pieces of the Dolphins offense departed Saturday as Kansas City signed left tackle Damion McIntosh and the New England Patriots signed running back Sammy Morris.

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John

Haines City, FL

#1 Mar 3, 2007
I really hope Sammy does well with the Pats. He's an excellent back and the Fins should have kept him. Oh that's right Ricky is going to be coming back this year.
General Manager

Stuart, FL

#2 Mar 3, 2007
Let's see...the offense is the weakness of this team and yet they let three lineman go, they're trying to trade the starting tight end and their best receiver and kick returner may leave for a division rival where their backup running back just signed. hmm...great start to free agency
Joe Lunch Bucket

AOL

#3 Mar 3, 2007
Good riddance to two very mediocre players. Best to come in last rather then to have two not going anywhere players.
MIAMI TROY

Naples, FL

#4 Mar 3, 2007
GOOD RIDDANCE TO THOSE TWO!
SFN

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Mar 3, 2007
We need a fresh locker room, its the same lack luster team, we need lots of fresh faces to get rid of the curse (s).

God help us I hope they are not going to bring Ricky back. If they are cleaning house like this they better do it right and not half arsed otherwise all of this is wate.
Alex

United States

#6 Mar 3, 2007
Good riddance! Damian McIntosh was pathetic. Ever notice he was completely clean and his uniform was spotless when there was rain and mud in the field. The least he could have done is scream IN COMING when the pass rusher ran around or through him. K.C., what a bunch of suckers.
Dave

Pawtucket, RI

#7 Mar 3, 2007
So, is Cam going to be the head coach, offensive coordinator, and offensive left tackle too?"
Victor

San Antonio, TX

#8 Mar 3, 2007
General Manager wrote:
Let's see...the offense is the weakness of this team and yet they let three lineman go, they're trying to trade the starting tight end and their best receiver and kick returner may leave for a division rival where their backup running back just signed. hmm...great start to free agency
Yes. Offense WAS our weakness, which is precisely why we're letting a lot of these guys go. No sense in overpaying mediocre players. I loved Welker, but we can really help ourselves by stockpiling 1st-day draft picks.

I don't see us making much of a splash in free agency. Neither did Dallas in JJ's first couple years....and see how THAT turned out?
theworldisfilled w IDIOTS

United States

#9 Mar 3, 2007
Alex wrote:
Good riddance! Damian McIntosh was pathetic. Ever notice he was completely clean and his uniform was spotless when there was rain and mud in the field. The least he could have done is scream IN COMING when the pass rusher ran around or through him. K.C., what a bunch of suckers.
I couldn't agree more...Well put!!
Randy Mueller

Cape Coral, FL

#10 Mar 3, 2007
those two were piles of sheet....watch me work this machine the next 3 years

Since: Dec 06

Albany, NY

#11 Mar 3, 2007
Loosing Morris isn't a great loss. It is a loss however, especially for our Special Teams. I wonder if this paves the way for Ricky's return to the Phins.

As for McIntosh. I'm not in any dismay that any of our OL goes anywhere. It was that mediocre, and sometimes down right horrible.

The slew of defection of players, and Miamis management not really going after too many players shows one thing. Miami is officially in rebuilding mode, and as well, it should be. While Saban had more luck and was left with a very mismanaged team, he didn't really do much trying to rebuild the team. He simply swapped some mediocre older players for some other mediocre older players. At least he left a mostly in tact draft, with the exception of the 5th rounder for Harrington.

I just hate to see Welker go, but at least we will be compensated fairly well if he does. A 2nd rounder (even if a late one) is a pretty good deal for a WR that isn't a starter. He's also one of the smarter special teams players, but not outstanding. Welker was truly a versitle player, with a great head and knack for football. But, at least if we do loose him, its not for nothing.
dmt

Korea

#12 Mar 3, 2007
Welker is the kind of guy you want on your team.

Damion McIntosh, while not outstanding, was a very serviceable left tackle. Whenever the Dolphins tried to replace him, they did worse, and ended up bringing McIntosh back. This is a very important position, one you'd like to be better than "decent" at, so McIntosh wasn't someone you couldn't conceive of letting go. Nevertheless, left tackles don't grow on trees. Hopefully, they go into a kind of emergency mode, prioritize this position and find our next Richmond Webb -- maybe that would be better than just staying the course with McIntosh. Still, they're letting a lot of people go from the O-line, a unit that needs to play as a cohesive unit, and it takes time (and games) to build that. All the turnover on O-line will likely cost some games, a scary thing with a new coach.

So, yeah I'd say this looks like an out and out rebuilding mode now.

Sammy Morris was a good player, but if Ricky Williams is coming back, not necessary.
kcfan70

Kansas City, MO

#13 Mar 13, 2007
dmt wrote:
Welker is the kind of guy you want on your team.
Damion McIntosh, while not outstanding, was a very serviceable left tackle. Whenever the Dolphins tried to replace him, they did worse, and ended up bringing McIntosh back. This is a very important position, one you'd like to be better than "decent" at, so McIntosh wasn't someone you couldn't conceive of letting go. Nevertheless, left tackles don't grow on trees. Hopefully, they go into a kind of emergency mode, prioritize this position and find our next Richmond Webb -- maybe that would be better than just staying the course with McIntosh. Still, they're letting a lot of people go from the O-line, a unit that needs to play as a cohesive unit, and it takes time (and games) to build that. All the turnover on O-line will likely cost some games, a scary thing with a new coach.
So, yeah I'd say this looks like an out and out rebuilding mode now.
Sammy Morris was a good player, but if Ricky Williams is coming back, not necessary.
Rick(doobie)willie ain't comi'n back.
As for my team(i love the dolphins too)the chiefs,, how does McIntosh compair with Willie Roaf?

Later,
Kcfan70
kcfan70

Kansas City, MO

#14 Mar 13, 2007
Rick(doobie)willi e ain't comi'n back.
As for my team(i love the dolphins too)the chiefs,, how does McIntosh compair with Willie Roaf?

Later,
Kcfan70

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