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Zach Strief turns down the Dolphins invitation to visit


We mentioned earlier in the day that the Dolphins were interested in talking to Saints right tackle Zach Strief.

He, on the other hand, seems less interested.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Strief told the Dolphins he wasn’t interested in coming for a visit, without giving a reason.

Maybe he’s staying with the Saints. Maybe he knows what the Dolphins’ financial parameters are and he thinks they don’t suffice. Maybe he’s got something better lined up. Maybe he doesn’t think he looks good in aqua.

Whatever the reason, he’s not interested, and the Dolphins will continue to search for help to rebuild an offensive line.

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44 Responses to “Zach Strief turns down the Dolphins invitation to visit”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 14, 2014 1:35 PM

    The best joke on this topic gets a $100!!!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 14, 2014 1:36 PM

    He’s probably an indoor guy. Miami signs guys who find a lot of appeal in the geography.

  3. fanaticks says: Mar 14, 2014 1:37 PM

    LOL @Dolphins…laughing stock of an oganization. Need new owner already, new GM, new ….LOL

  4. chuckh13 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:37 PM

    Draft one cheaper and bettet

  5. mrjpil says: Mar 14, 2014 1:38 PM

    Jeff Ireland really screwed us!

  6. edog9897 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:39 PM

    Doesnt look good in aqua?! Basphemy! My dolphins hoodie has got more game with ladies then i do.

  7. billsfan1 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:43 PM

    cant help but wonder if it has to do with the crap that went on

  8. takeittothehizzy says: Mar 14, 2014 1:45 PM

    A blessing in disguise because he’s an overrated player. A word to the wise, never sign a free agent OL coming from a team with a great QB and a greast offensive system because you will invariably be disappointed. Conversly, if you sign lineman from a team with an inexperienced QB and a bad system you might be pleasantly surprised at the results.

  9. bizzmoneyb says: Mar 14, 2014 1:45 PM

    give Oher an offer. he would do fine at RT.

  10. denverwhodat says: Mar 14, 2014 1:46 PM

    As a Saints fan, I hope we can retain Strief and can understand why Miami’s offensive line situation this past year would create a red flag.

  11. donkey0143 says: Mar 14, 2014 1:47 PM

    Zach isn’t going anywhere.
    He started his career with the Saints and he will finish with us.

    He was our highest rated Olineman last year and he still has a few good years left in him.

  12. wannstache says: Mar 14, 2014 1:49 PM

    Players who are used playing for winning organizations with coaches who are true leaders are going to be leery of our sad franchise. Clearly he values winning over money.

  13. steelbydesign says: Mar 14, 2014 1:49 PM

    I was at an event in Cincinnati last night that Strief attended for his high school here…

    He said that he wants to return to New Orleans.

  14. Obama's Ballsack says: Mar 14, 2014 1:51 PM

    Zach Strief is a very smart man. He knows the organization is trash.

  15. djscottyb says: Mar 14, 2014 1:55 PM

    Strief: “BountyGate > Bullygate”

  16. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 14, 2014 1:55 PM

    Is it possible he heard something about the locker room culture among the offensive linemen and didn’t want to deal with it?

  17. mburkett1980 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:03 PM

    Apparently Strief’s wife and whole family is from New Orleans and owns a business or businesses in the area. I’m sure that’s one driving force.

  18. scw1993 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:06 PM

    I wouldn’t want to continue my career where there is so much drama. Miami is a mess of an organization, from top to bottom.

  19. shakespeare22 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:19 PM

    Who cares if this guy declined a visit. I’m sure the Dolphins are losing a lot of sleep over this. How can they go on as a team. The humanity!!!

  20. shakespeare22 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:21 PM

    Zack bag-of-donuts declined a visit – this ham and egger better take what he can get.

  21. finsphan says: Mar 14, 2014 2:22 PM

    reports is that he is already in talks to stay with saints, nothing to see here people.

  22. flash1283 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:22 PM

    Why would he want to play for what is at best a SECOND place team, again!!!!

  23. flannlv says: Mar 14, 2014 2:23 PM

    You want me to go where? No thanks.

  24. blizzard01 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    Streif staying away from strife.

  25. mdd913 says: Mar 14, 2014 2:27 PM

    Saints are keeping Strief, he is supposed to re-sign within the next 24 hours.

  26. ovaw8lova says: Mar 14, 2014 2:27 PM

    Before everyone starts bashing Miami has Strief been linked to any other teams? I havent followed free agency that closely but I have not heard him linked to any other team other than Miami and Saints.

  27. noringsforvikings says: Mar 14, 2014 2:31 PM

    Zach, you’re a wise man.

  28. micquarters says: Mar 14, 2014 2:37 PM

    I seem to have missed all the posts about the large number of other players who turned down meetings/deals with other teams. Are you guys just going to write those later?

  29. beachsidejames says: Mar 14, 2014 2:42 PM

    Flash knows alot about being 2nd place. Always losing the big game to be #2.

  30. ghost26 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    This is a guy who said he wanted to stay in New Orleans from the beginning. I love how people just use this as an opportunity to take shots at the Dolphins even though Bullygate (which is essentially about a player who is a cissy & a rat) had nothing to do w/ Strief’s decision. Sure we’re a dysfunctional franchise but you can say that about plenty of teams in the NFL. A LOT of you clowns are fans of teams who were worse than 8-8 last year.

  31. ampats says: Mar 14, 2014 3:17 PM

    Finishing in 2nd place would be a major improvement for Miami since they finished behind the Jets last year in third place.

  32. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 14, 2014 3:27 PM

    A follow up report said that he wants to sign with the Saints at all costs. He is working on a deal there.

  33. tarniman says: Mar 14, 2014 4:04 PM

    Just draft Austin Shepard RT from Alabama. I actually like him better than their LT whose name I cant pronounce. Plug in Shepard I believe he could start from day one….forget strief since he thinks he is too good for Miami…he didn’t even give a reason its because he doesn’t have a logical one. Strief=idiot

  34. beachsidejames says: Mar 14, 2014 4:09 PM

    Dolphins beat the Patriots last year. So did Denver.

  35. iamkillerfin says: Mar 14, 2014 4:12 PM

    Now that Ireland is GONE things are FINALLY being done the way they should have been 5 years ago!!! All you haters WILL see a better Fins team this year!!! 5-1 in the division this year..BOOK IT!!! GO FINS!!!

  36. cruzer1996 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:16 PM

    I love that Strief said nothing, leave it up in the air, so the Dolphins can squirm. They should squirm, they set this up themselves. Can’t fix it until they clean house. What a mess.

  37. doubleogator says: Mar 14, 2014 4:40 PM

    He has a Ferrari…

  38. chiadam says: Mar 14, 2014 4:55 PM

    No need for the Dolphins to call when they’re in his town. Or on his block.

  39. shakespeare22 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:57 PM

    Anyway – who the heck is Zack Strief – he’s just another average to below average NFL player. Who cares?

  40. Ed Bandell says: Mar 14, 2014 6:51 PM

    Strief don’t want no grief.

    I am sure the losing culture, the stupid Martin/Incognito debacle, and the rudderless ship that seems to be the Dolphins organization lately were all factors.

  41. flarebel says: Mar 14, 2014 7:02 PM

    He was unsure how winning a game outside a dome was done. Seriously though, what’s worse, calling people names or trying to injure them? Glass houses, aints fans.

  42. nonyt says: Mar 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    “He was unsure how winning a game outside a dome was done. Seriously though, what’s worse, calling people names or trying to injure them? Glass houses, aints fans.”

    Give a rest. Strief never said anything denigrating about the Miami organization. Her simply declined to visit. That, after all, is his right.

  43. finscanes says: Mar 14, 2014 11:09 PM

    So this guy declines an invite to Miami and it’s news, but we sign STL guard Shelley Smith for a bargain within that same hour and still no mention. Nice work.


  44. phinjunky1985 says: Mar 15, 2014 12:23 AM

    I always think it’s funny when people point to a bad situation like a place that needs a job filled and say no because they don’t feel it’s in their best interest. Really don’t you realize if things were perfect you wouldn’t be offered the job. The players that have the guts to go to Miami and try to prove that they can make a difference have a chance to lead and overcome a tough challenge. If Martin had a leadership bone in his body he would have done the rite thing and given Joe Philbin a chance to solve the locker room instead of throwing him under the bus. He is so wrapped up in his mama boy producing parents that he forgot all those people he let down last year have families to take care of to. So wrapped up in himself he couldn’t stand up for the other people in the locker room when they needed him to.

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