Keyshawn has stated that he has an “itch” to play football again, that he “likes” helping a team rebound. Keyshawn has also said, “I would only consider coming back to play for Bill Parcells.” That is why there is no question mark in the Title. Keyshawn WILL be playing for the Miami Dolphins this year.
He is saying that he wants to make up his mind in March, but recently said he will decide sooner. He has also hinted that he is leaning to a return. Recently, it was reported that the Dolphins have an open contract offer to him and all he simply has to do is take it. That will likely happen sooner rather than later.
John Beck better get used to throwing him the damn ball or there will be hell to pay. Yeah, I know that is an old joke, but in reality, Keyshawn and Beck will get together quickly, on their own, and start training together. It serves Keyshawn. It is John Becks character. Not sure if it should be stated as a welcome, but…welcome to Miami Keyshawn…quit wasting time, you know your going to do it.
In other news, look for a possible trade down with Atlanta regardless of whether or not the Falcons lose the “wow this will screw up a lot of mock drafts” coin flip during the Combine. The Falcons currently will toss the coin with Oakland for the 3rd position. Then, if the Falcons lose, they will again flip with KC to determine the 4th and then the 5th seed.
The Falcons may in fact want Matt Ryan the only 1st round graded QB. The Dolphins are talking interest and the Falcons could wait until round 2, however with the team being dismantled much the same way as Miami, getting the top signal caller might not be a bad thing. Ryan is the anithesis of Michael Vick off the field and would go a long way to shore up the clubs image rebuild as well.
Right now the Falcons are dangling DeAngelo Hall as trade bait to nab another 1st round pick. They would not be expected to trade that pick if they got it, but a combination of their early first and a second and 5th might be enough to entice them to move. If they fail to trade Hall, they could package him with a 2nd rounder and move him to Miami in a trade for the number 1 overall.
Since I am speculating here on trades, if the Falcons end up in the 3 spot, and Miami moves down to 3, should Darren McFadden fall there, the Dallas talk would heat up as McFadden would no longer be number 1 overall money and the trade down compensation with Dallas would be less.
If your rebuilding a team, trading and getting more picks and young players is the first step.