Bryant McKinnie visiting Dolphins

AP

Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland must have really big sleeves.

According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, Ravens free agent tackle Bryant McKinnie is visiting the Dolphins today about their need for a left tackle.

Ireland said a Branden Albert trade was still a possibility, but indicated he had a Plan B, saying “I have some things up my sleeve that might work out.”

If they get the McKinnie who played so well in the postseason for the Ravens, they have a chance to improve. If they get the McKinnie who has battled weight and conditioning problems, not so much.

If nothing else, it’s a solid piece of leverage, if they’re trying to rekindle trade talks. But McKinnie’s more than solid when he’s motivated, which being stiff-armed by the Ravens ought to take care of.

33 responses to “Bryant McKinnie visiting Dolphins

  1. He’s certainly a better option than Albert. Moving him into the starting lineup and Oherr back to the right side was one of the keys to the Ravens winning the Super Bowl.

  2. For the love of god! Sign Winston to a 3 yr/$9 deal, and lets roll with Martin as our left tackle which was the plan since we drafted him last year. Give the kid a chance!

  3. And this is right on cue considering that Armando Salguero tweeted an hour ago that Miami had no interest in McKinnie.

  4. This is no leverage at all. John Dorsey and Andy reid are still laughing at Ireland, except their rolling on the floor laughing now.

    Ireland proved he was an inept simpleton when his trade plan for Albert backfired on him . The Chiefs not only called his bluff, but they shoved it up his backside.

    Now Ireland the clown actually thinks a McKinnie threat will move KC off their position??? This guy just doesn’t have a clue.
    It shows that the KC brass has waaay more intelligence than the Dolphins.
    Ireland should stick to overreaching for overrated, part-time, undersized players like Dion.

    BTW, McKinnie only looked good in the post season because he faced no real pass rushing threats. Fatboy is gonna get TanneGirl pancaked and then Dorsey and Reid will REALLY be laughing harder

  5. Depending on the contract, I’m all for it. He would come much cheaper than Albert and wouldn’t require a draft choice to obtain. Then they could look into a long-term solution at the spot next year either in the draft or FA.

  6. Hahaha “Iknoweverything”… Yeah, the Chiefs really hoodwinked Miami:) The Dolphins didn’t give them a thing and that’s a plan that backfired? lol… The Chiefs now have to pay the $9.8 mil and pay Fischer… I find it hard to believe they are rolling on the floor laughing about that. They thought that 2nd round pick was in the bag but I guess not. Miami will move on, and who they end up signing might work out and it might not, but a 2nd for Albert certainly wasn’t worth it and Dorsey and Reid aren’t getting it. We will see what you eventually get for Albert. It won’t be a 2nd and it won’t be from Miami:)

  7. Iknoweverything says: Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM

    This is no leverage at all. blah, blah, blah

    dude, give it up already. the chefs are a hot mess and they will deal albert in due time. Ireland used them for leverage period.

    There was a reason they drafted #1. Don’t try to make it out that they have brains.

  8. Only on the internet can a 5’8″ 145lb guy living in his mom’s basement call a 6’8″ 360lb man “fatboy, golden corral, lard ass, etc” ……bet it wouldnt happen in real life…LOL

  9. Really? John Dorsey and Andy Reid are rolling on the floor laughing? Lets see how funny it is when they are writing checks paying Branden Albert $9.8M this year.

  10. Iknoweverything is funny. Chiefs are laughing at Ireland while shedding a tear for writing that 10mil check for an above average LT. You know your a troll when you get on other teams posts and comment, yet never go on your own teams posts to comment. A fan of a 2 win team should never laugh at anyone by the way.

  11. So Dwight Freeney, Von Miller & Aldon Smith aren’t pass-rushing threats? I know McKinnie is lazy & unreliable but don’t discredit what he did in the playoffs last yr.

  12. I don’t have a problem with KC fans wanting a high-round pick for an above average LT like Albert. I will even grant the possibility that there might be a playoff-contending team who might be willing to part with a 1st rounder if they believe that doing so will help them accomplish that goal. What astounds me, though, is their insistence that Ireland should be the one to make their dreams magically come true.

  13. @ Iknoweverything

    You are delusional if you think your front office is better than Miami’s. Keep talking crap when your team won two games last year. You had 3 or 4 times as many probowlers as you had wins. Yeah….. a great front office. LOL. Not to mention, I can’t remember the last time your pathetic team even beat the Dolphins. I have been to the last 3 or 4 Miami at KC games and Miami has won them all. Try actually beating us before you talk all that stuff. If you really think that your team won because the Dolphins DID NOT take your 9.8 million $ problem off your hands….. you might want to get your head checked.

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