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Sage Rosenfels joins the Dolphins

Dwight Freeney, Raheem Brock, Sage Rosenfels AP

Well, that didn’t take long.

The Sage Rosenfels Experience is headed back to Miami, according to Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com.  Rosenfels passed a physical with the team on Thursday and has joined the roster behind starter Matt Moore.

Rosenfels was recently released off the Giants’ injured reserve list.  His signing will likely prevent David Garrard from joining the Dolphins. Miami seemed more interested in seeing what Moore could do rather than promise Garrard anything.

It’s possible the team will pick up another quarterback.  Rosenfels was with the Dolphins from 2002-2005, but he only started two games during that span.

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  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 6, 2011 1:36 PM

    Is he bringing the vikes punt returner and a 5th round draft pick with him?

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:37 PM

    They are tanking. If they were even trying to salvage anything, they would have picked up Garrard. All you needed to know about their plans for ’12.

    And they’re still gonna suck WITH Luck if they don’t fill those dozen or so major holes they have on both sides of the ball.

  3. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 6, 2011 1:39 PM

    Mmmm….Sage Rosenfels on a bed of rice pilaf.

  4. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 6, 2011 1:40 PM

    I was hoping the Vikings would sign him after they cut McNabb.

  5. broncobillie says: Oct 6, 2011 1:40 PM

    Not surprising. The Dolphins asked themselves: which quarterback is most likely to lead us to Luck-land. Everybody wins: Sage makes a few pennies, and the Dolphins look forward to their pick of coach and quarterback.

    Soon we’ll have a new topic: what’s the tiebreaker for first draft pick between two (or three) 0-16 teams?

  6. dukemarc says: Oct 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    Damn, now I have to rake my own leaves.

  7. mightymightylafootball says: Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!

  8. crowleyxiii says: Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    Wasn’t Garrad cut by the jags???? Why would Miami want him( Indy didn’t, vikings didn’t)?

    The only way they sign has been vets is if they were cowboys.

  9. omegalh says: Oct 6, 2011 1:49 PM

    Suck for Luck move.

  10. klunge says: Oct 6, 2011 1:52 PM

    They still might not win much, but if he gets in the game at least Bess & Marshall will get a stock up trend in fantasy, so there’s a silver lining!

  11. pftrumors says: Oct 6, 2011 1:54 PM

    That’s one hell of a photo you got there Gregg.

  12. phinfan says: Oct 6, 2011 1:56 PM

    LIKE

  13. scarletmacaw says: Oct 6, 2011 1:57 PM

    The problem with signing Garrard is that it would take him a season and a half to learn a new team’s offense.

  14. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 6, 2011 2:01 PM

    Sage could be decent for you guys.

  15. themanchine says: Oct 6, 2011 2:03 PM

    mightymightylafootball:

    2010 Arizona Cardinals

  16. turk2875 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:17 PM

    Nothing against Sage, but damn the Dolphins are cheap!!
    Meanwhile David Garrard is still looking for a job as we approach Week 5, why??

  17. russin010 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:18 PM

    Oh ish…12 game winning streak! /sarcasm

  18. gmenhq says: Oct 6, 2011 2:18 PM

    wow — didnt see this one coming.

    NOT

  19. phinfan says: Oct 6, 2011 2:24 PM

    Sage is a ball-slinger. He made some amazing throws to big wide outs like Chris Chambers and Andre. I can only guess he will lob that rock to Marshall all the time. My only problem is whether MARSHALL CATCHES IT!!!!!

  20. delusionalrealityguy says: Oct 6, 2011 2:24 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!

    ________________________________
    I give you the Vikings QB’s in 2008

    1. Tarvaris Jackson
    2. Gus Frerotte
    3. John David Booty

    I appologize for knowing this bit of information.

  21. rushmatic says: Oct 6, 2011 2:27 PM

    That is an awesome picture of Mr. Rosenfels.

  22. theblondbomber says: Oct 6, 2011 2:27 PM

    Like… what is happening in that photo? Did they shoot him out of a cannon? Or did someone pick him up and throw him? What?

  23. conseannery says: Oct 6, 2011 2:32 PM

    Don’t worry, Tony…Sage isn’t panicking. He’s been 0-5 before as well.

  24. FinFan68 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM
    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The 2010 Panthers and Cardinals. Most of the Dolphins QB carousels from the past decade, the post McMahon-pre Grossman Bears, I’m sure there were some bad combos in Pittsburgh and KC as well.

    I’m sure there are several other examples to dispute your theory.

  25. philriverslovespenis says: Oct 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM
    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!
    ————————————————–
    Orton, Tebow, & Quinn

    Sincerely,
    A disheartened, frustrated Broncos fan

  26. whoknowsnothing says: Oct 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    If that doesn’t workout Duante Culpepper is still available.

  27. ilivincin says: Oct 6, 2011 2:36 PM

    Does anyone else think this picture is just ridiculous? He looks like he’s flying about 7 feet in the air.

  28. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 6, 2011 2:37 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM
    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!
    ________

    Just off the top of my head, how about Tarvaris Jackson, Charlie Whitehurst, and Josh Portis?

  29. mackie66 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:38 PM

    Just when you thought it was safe to be a Dolphin fan, the idiots in the front office drop to a new low. By signing Rosenfelds and not Garrard is a signal the fish are tanking the season. Mr Ross how low can u get? What makes you front office idiots believe Luck will sign w/ the “foul fish” if your lucky enough to draft him. If I was Luck, Id stay in college, he’s got another yr. This Dolphin franchise isnt worth any amount of money to play for. They still have that turnstyle at RT right tackle, Marc Colombo and the paper weight, Vernon Carey, not to mention the death defying defense who cant cover, cant tackle, but they do show up for games. Guess thats something. Think Ill become a JET fan, at least they try.

  30. FinFan68 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:39 PM

    There is no reason to sign Garrard or any other QB that is looking for guaranteed or starter money. The Dolphins know that they will most likely be drafting a QB next year even though Henne has looked much better in this offense. Too many fans don’t like Henne and Ross will believe that is the sole cause of pathetic ticket sales. Why spend the money (like Minnesota) to bring in a temporary player that is no better than what they already have?

  31. 4evrnyt says: Oct 6, 2011 2:52 PM

    Sage will be starting in two weeks.

  32. txtuff says: Oct 6, 2011 2:59 PM

    Y’all just had to use the Rosencopter picture didn’t you!

  33. dfalcon3522 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:09 PM

    @ mightymightyfootball. I have a worse depth chart for ya: The 2007 Atlanta Falcons Coached by Bobby Petrino (before walking out after game 13) loser! They trotted out chris redman, washed up byron leftwich, & Joey harringtion.. Won 4 games… Ok I guess u are right this Fins line up is worse than that one was, good luck in the suck for luck sweepstakes! It should be a tight race

  34. raidersallday says: Oct 6, 2011 3:17 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM
    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    2008 Raiders
    Jamarcus Russell
    Andrew walter

    END OF DISCUSSION. lol

  35. buffalohogan says: Oct 6, 2011 3:20 PM

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    ————————-

    Chicago Bears 1999
    Moses Moreno, Shane Matthews, Henry Burris

  36. pigskinswag says: Oct 6, 2011 3:26 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM
    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.
    ___________________________________

    It’s not as huge of a talent dropoff as you think. It’s not like going from…lets say for example Peyton Manning to Kerry Collins/Curtis Painter. Career numbers for the trio of quarterbacks you mentioned:

    Henne: 61.1 Completion %, 6,662 yards, 29 TD, 34 INT

    Moore: 57.9 Completion %, 2,640 yards, 16 TD, 17 INT

    Rosenfels: 62.5 Completion %, 4,156 yards, 30 TD, 29 INT

    The numbers are quite similar. If you’re just looking purely at the numbers, Rosenfels represents an upgrade.

  37. bucsfan5000 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:26 PM

    If I were Andrew Luck, I would pull a John Elway/Eli Manning and refuse to play for the Dolphins if drafted by them.

  38. Land Snark says: Oct 6, 2011 3:31 PM

    2002 Washington Redskins

    Shane Matthews
    Patrick Ramsey
    Danny Wuerffel

    2006 Raiders

    Andrew Walter
    Aaron Brooks
    Marques Tuiasosopo

  39. Todd Haley's Temper says: Oct 6, 2011 3:32 PM

    raidersallday says: Oct 6, 2011 3:17 PM

    2008 Raiders
    Jamarcus Russell
    Andrew walter

    END OF DISCUSSION. lol
    ————–
    Actually the 2008 raiders was

    Josh McCown
    Daunte Culpepper
    Jamarcus Russell

    but my vote has to go to the 2006 raiders:
    Aaron Brooks
    Andrew Walter
    Marques Tuiassosopo

  40. Todd Haley's Temper says: Oct 6, 2011 3:34 PM

    Oops, I stand corrected, that was the 2007 raiders. 2008 was Andrew Walter, Jamarcus and Tui. /facepalm

  41. FinFan68 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:42 PM

    Dolphins fans have been down this road too many times to trust in finding or even selecting a solid young QB. Why waste a #1 pick on a potentially stellar QB when there are clearly inferior players available at the low, low cost of a second round pick–or two? I would not be surprised to see the team (regardless of who is coach/GM) pick an OL or DL with their #1 draft choice–even if it is #1 overall. All Miami fans have to do to figure out who the 2012 starting QB will be is to find the worst QB out of the top 7 prospects. That will be our guy in the 2nd or 3rd round.

  42. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 6, 2011 3:42 PM

    buffalohogan says:
    Oct 6, 2011 3:20 PM
    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    ————————-

    Chicago Bears 1999
    Moses Moreno, Shane Matthews, Henry Burris
    ____________

    You could probably throw a dart at the Bears’ QB depth chart from all years and usually get a pretty sorry bunch.

  43. august589 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:59 PM

    mightymightylafootball says: Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!

    ———————————-

    2002 Dallas Cowboys

    Carter, Hutchinson, Stoener

  44. randomjim says: Oct 6, 2011 4:12 PM

    Does he have to beat out Cleo Lemon again?

  45. schmitty2 says: Oct 6, 2011 4:12 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:36 PM
    Is he bringing the vikes punt returner and a 5th round draft pick with him?

    You are such a Packer troll. Your obsession with the Vikes is scary

  46. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 6, 2011 4:16 PM

    I’d throw in there those ’94-’96 Giants QB. If we even had one NFL-caliber QB, we would have won 10 games each year.

    Kent Graham, Dave Brown, DANNY NO ARM KANELL.

  47. 8drinkminimum says: Oct 6, 2011 4:20 PM

    Super Bowl!

  48. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 6, 2011 4:23 PM

    Wow, the Fish signed Sage Rosenfels?

    That’s sure gonna shift the balance of power in the AFC East, boy…

  49. deepseabreeze says: Oct 6, 2011 4:40 PM

    i remember when he played for the texans he single handedly lost them a game against the colts. when he got helicoptered is still one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen in a football game.

  50. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 6, 2011 4:42 PM

    mightymightylafootball says:Oct 6, 2011 1:48 PM

    First Henne, then down to Moore, and Rosenfels backing up?

    That might be the worst three-step talent drop in the history of pro quarterbacking.

    C’mon, PFT Nation, gimme a worse three-on-one-team debacle combination of “talent” in the entire history of the NFL.

    IM WAITING!

    ———————————————————

    1988 Steelers:

    Mark Malone

    Bubby Brister

    Todd Blackledge

    That was good enough for a 5-11 season and last place in the AFC Central that year…

  51. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 6, 2011 5:26 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 4:16 PM
    I’d throw in there those ’94-’96 Giants QB. If we even had one NFL-caliber QB, we would have won 10 games each year.

    Kent Graham, Dave Brown, DANNY NO ARM KANELL.

    —————————————

    I haven’t heard Dave Brown or Danny Kanell’s names in a while. Thanks for the brief flashback and laugh lol.

    At that time getting Kerry Collins was like being thrown a life raft.

  52. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 6, 2011 5:34 PM

    ^^^ you ain’t lyin…

    Terrible times. I can’t erase those awful memories from my mind (although Kanell was not bad in ’97).

  53. tomtravis76 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:01 PM

    Suck for Luck… Bet the front office has them saying, Save the Season Sage.
    They will win a couple games, maybe, and end up picking, Matt Barkley, continuing the decline of the franchise , making it much easier to move to LA.

  54. colt13 says: Oct 6, 2011 7:53 PM

    As a Texans fan, I am haunted by that shot.

    I actually like Sage aka the guy Favre screwed out of a starting job in 09. He runs a passing offense better than Moore, even though I have to give Moore some credit because after seeing him in college, I never thought he would throw even one NFL pass.

  55. dg0122 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:14 PM

    as a texans fan I’ve seen the “Rosencopter” a thousand times, but that still shot is far more inmpressive! he was way up there…

  56. shaunymac424 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:21 PM

    2002 Cleveland Browns-

    Tim Couch- Kelly Holcomb.

  57. shaunymac424 says: Oct 6, 2011 10:23 PM

    1993 New Orleans Saints- Wade Wilson, Mike Buck, Steve Walsh

  58. lostsok says: Oct 7, 2011 12:56 AM

    Damn. Now I have to find a new clown for my kids Bar Mitzvah.

  59. dolfan72 says: Oct 7, 2011 5:35 AM

    First Tony “I DON’T HAVE ANY ANSWERS” Sparano says, “I’ve been 0-5 before, and now this! FIRE TONY SPARANO! HIRE JEFF FISHER!

  60. dolphincritic says: Oct 7, 2011 9:57 AM

    I believe that the fans just got the back hand slap that followed the slap in the face Mr. Ross gave us when he announced Coach Sporano would be a Dolphin for the remainder of the year. Sage Rosenfeldt is a low bid QB. His selection is a clear indication that management is content with loosing. Maybe they secretly want to “suck for Luck.” there is no way of proving or disproving that supposition.

    Andy Cohen’s article “Not Rnough Difference Makers” sums up the problem. Andy writes in an apologetic tone that we have regressed and cannot play as a team on either side of the ball. We suck so much that Andy couldn’t form a proper apology. The real story here is that the owner has done nothing to protect his bottom line. Raining attendance and the loss of revenue from the Marlins will surely affect the bottom line severly. While you and I are thinking W-L record, the boss is looking at the bottom line. The picture is not good!

    Mr. Ross is proving that the TV revenue and his celebrity friends are all that he cares about. Watch Tampa Bay and cheer them on while you boycott the Dolphins. The only voice Mr. Ross listens to is his own. Let’s see if he can hear the silence of his stadium on game day!

  61. dolphincritic says: Oct 7, 2011 10:20 AM

    One of my buddies thinks I need to explain why the change of coaches and the acquisition of a recently released QB would help the team. The answer is, those changes are not designed to correct the roster problems and coaching issues. These changes improve fan expectations in the short term. In the long term the fan can accept the fact that we suck but the owner cares and is doing what he can. Fans will suffer through a number of bad years if the owner is trying. Mr. Ross leaves at half time wit the cash box, which is not the way to build a fan base.

    Once again:
    Change coaches
    Get a new QB (Henne’s contract ends at the end of the season)
    Let under achieving players go
    Discount tickets to local residents

    Use the stadium for other events in the off season and open the nightclub 24/7 instead of raising ticket prices!

  62. pigskinswag says: Oct 7, 2011 2:27 PM

    shaunymac424 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 10:23 PM
    1993 New Orleans Saints- Wade Wilson, Mike Buck, Steve Walsh
    ___________________________________

    Those names take me back. Remember the Billy Joe Connection (Hobert/Tolliver)? And then there was the season they threw in Danny Woeful. Good times in New Orleans.

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