“Zero percent chance” Dolphins are interested in Joe Mixon

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is making the pre-draft rounds, but those trips are more about convincing teams he can be trusted rather than whether he’s good at playing football.

And it sounds like he won’t be taking that road show to Miami.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will not draft the running back who has provided plenty of electrifying game tape, but also video of him punching a woman in the face.

One person with knowledge of the team’s thinking described it as a “Zero percent chance.”

It only takes one team to overlook and forgive and hope for the football, the way the Chiefs did last year with Tyreek Hill. But whether the dictate is coming from owner Stephen Ross or within the football operation, it appears their decision has been made.

 

 

 

25 responses to ““Zero percent chance” Dolphins are interested in Joe Mixon

  1. It’s pretty clear he will be playing for the Cowboys, Raiders or Bengals this season.

  2. The kid makes a bad split second decision at 18 years old and he is ruined and can never grow, mature or become a good man? Interesting…..I mean it wasn’t like it was pre meditated murder, that I get….it wasn’t like he for in trouble for beating his girlfriend or kids…..

  3. Everybody makes mistakes and deserves a second chance after they’ve earned it. I’m sitting here wondering just what Mixon could do to prove he’s earned a second chance.

    The force with which Mixon hit that young girl makes one shudder watching it. It was the act of a true barbarian.

    Dallas could probably spend a real low round draft pick as they don’t seem to have a problem with guys who beat up women.

  4. What would they say if they didn’t have a real good young back like Jay Ajayi? Easy for those teams with good backs to say zero chance. Much harder for someone like Oak, GB, NYG, or a few others. He will get drafted by the end of rd 3.

  5. I’d snatch this guy up in a heartbeat and hope the team I cheer for does. He has no history of DV, no record outside this one incident, and it happened years ago. Lots of judgement here on this message board from people that have never met the guy and probably consider the likes of Ray Lewis, Lawrence Taylor, etc. etc. to be heroes.

  6. I doubt he’ll drop that far. Some team will take a chance on him. There are worse guys currently playing and even in the HoF.

  7. kissmysandwich says:
    Mar 27, 2017 10:10 AM
    I’d snatch this guy up in a heartbeat and hope the team I cheer for does. He has no history of DV, no record outside this one incident, and it happened years ago. Lots of judgement here on this message board from people that have never met the guy and probably consider the likes of Ray Lewis, Lawrence Taylor, etc. etc. to be heroes.

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    Lets here it for FAKE NEWS!!!! It was 2-1/2 years ago and he has had another issue last year….

  8. Makes sense. RB is not a position of need in Miami. Why would they risk the certain criticism when they have no need of the potential reward?

  9. It’s sad that he even has a chance to get drafted or play in the NFL. You’d think every team would want no part of him and the rest would take care of itself.

  10. I have a feeling only a solid, winning franchise could justify drafting Mixon and weather the PR storm that will follow. Denver, Seattle, NE, or Pitt could work. However, we all know a dumpster fire like the Jets, Browns, or Bengals will take him, he’ll become a huge distraction, and will contribute to the downfall and bad PR for the team.

  11. greedleague says:
    Mar 27, 2017 9:38 AM
    Good on them!
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    If Mixon had a badge and gun some of you would be defending him for protecting himself from an assault from the woman and if you don’t believe me go on youtube and view the comments on videos showing cops going crazy on women and little girls.

  12. kuhlest says:
    Mar 27, 2017 9:57 AM
    The kid makes a bad split second decision at 18 years old and he is ruined and can never grow, mature or become a good man? Interesting…..I mean it wasn’t like it was pre meditated murder, that I get….it wasn’t like he for in trouble for beating his girlfriend or kids…..

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    Actually, he is literally in trouble for beating a women., so i am not sure what you mean when you say ” it wasn’t like he is in trouble for beating his girlfriend.”

    And, then last year he went unhinged over a parking ticket , so it’s not just one incident.

  13. A lot of teams will pass him up and he’ll probably go to New England in the 3rd or 4th round. Many teams wanted nothing to do with Aaron Hernandez, even though he was a first round talent. N.E. got him in the fourth round. Mixon is a choir boy next to Hernandez.

  14. I wonder what would have happened if the girl and her skinny friend’s roles in this fiasco were switched? Would people have outrage for him doing the exact same thing to the skinny guy?

    I have no problem with people wanting to give this guy a chance or with them wanting their favorite teams to avoid him. I just hope that same acceptance or UN-acceptance is applied to people like jim brown and mike tyson.

  15. jxt2521 says:
    Mar 27, 2017 11:31 AM
    I wonder what would have happened if the girl and her skinny friend’s roles in this fiasco were switched? Would people have outrage for him doing the exact same thing to the skinny guy?

    Your inability to differentiate between the two situations might be an issue in itself. Just saying

  16. The video proved that Joe Mixon can without a doubt beat up a women. So if there is a draft for that he could potentially go in the top five.

  17. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Mar 27, 2017 11:43 AM
    @unclebuck, @topcide – Stop spreading falsehoods. There was no “another” incident involving Mixon. There was no parking ticket situation. Never happened.

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    right, so all the documentation surrounding it is all fake? As well as the multiple media outlets that reported it, they made it all up?

    Not to mention that he was suspended for a game because of it. So the school just kept him out of the Iowa State game for no reason?

  18. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Mar 27, 2017 11:43 AM
    @unclebuck, @topcide – Stop spreading falsehoods. There was no “another” incident involving Mixon. There was no parking ticket situation. Never happened.
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    Then why did he apologize for it? His own words from November 1, 2016:

    “I regret that I did not respond appropriately to parking attendants and understand and accept the consequences.”

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