Cohen Gives Insight Into Dolphins Hickey


 

There is still a teenaged boy somewhere inside this 44 year old body that wanted so badly to change the title of this but alas the mature adult in me thought otherwise.  Regardless of a witty title the biggest enigma for Miami Dolphins fans thus far has been the  unknown that is new GM Dennis Hickey.  Unlike his predecessor Jeff Ireland, there is no solid base to grind up in an effort to glimpse what exactly Hickey’s plans, ideas, or knowledge strengths really lie.

Hickey spent 18 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and whether Miami hired him or not, the new regime in Tampa would have let Hickey hit the streets.  Miami, blanketed tightly in a confused off-season and GM search hired Hickey for one of two reasons.  Either he was legitimately the best candidate or the only one willing to take the job.  Hickey will try and prove the latter as wrong.

Over on TheFinsiders, Andy Cohen of Dolphins Digest sat down with the new GM and talked him up.  While the interview doesn’t shed a huge amount of light on Mr. Hickey, it’s still more than what we knew yesterday.   All NFL and likely every other sports GM’s are hard working.  The hours they spend preparing every day is exhausting to think about.  Hickey is no different in that regards.

Take a moment to visit the above link and learn a little more about the Dolphins GM.

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  • Johnny

    I can tell Hickey is a stand up guy.. He’s not slimey like Ireland.. I noticed how Hickey introduced his FA signees and gave them their 15 minutes.. I really liked that.. I can’t remember Ireland ever introducing any FA signee or top draft picks to the public.. I can tell Hickey is a good person.. Now we have to see what kind of football mind he has.. But being a stand up guy is a start.. And also his willingness to work with the coaches on football decisions..

    • Chris

      Being a stand up guy is kind of irrelevant. He can be the greatest philanthropist the world has ever seen, but Miami will still have his head if we post back to back losing seasons his first two years.

      • Johnny

        Slime or stand-up.. I’ll take stand-up every single time . He’s made some good moves so far.. Now let’s see what kind of draft he has .. It doesn’t help we only have 7 picks , only 1 pick in each round.. And the last of 5 8-8 teams to pick.. You can’t judge anything right now.. Even after the draft.. It’s his 1st year.. Also… Like the way he communicates with his coaches on all decisions.. I’m not saying he’s the best GM ever .. I’m just saying he seems like a good person.. That’s all.. Proof WILL BE in the pudding..

        • Chris

          You can take stand up every single time. I’d happily take a slimey GM with multiple play-off berth’s over a stand up GM with a losing record every time.

          • Johnny

            How about a slimey coach/GM.. Maybe you should be a Patriots Fan… Belacheat is VERY SLIMEY!!! (And you know he’s making all the calls)

    • Miami Jules (Julian)

      I don’t know what the future will bring Johnny… I am hopeful though, but I am always hopeful, because I’m a fan. I can express one thing for sure, Hickey started out by making the no-brainer first move in re-signing who arguably is the best player on the team (as far as shut-down and play maker) and that of course is Grimes, then he addressed the # 1priority, left tackle… I don’t remember the last time the Dolphins addressed the top priorities in the order they deserved to be addressed… maybe it was when Shula was in charge. By doing that in free agency, it allows the Dolphins to not necessarily have to telegraph who they may be targeting at 19. I like what they have done so far under Hickey. If I have anything critical thoughts at all, it would be the amount of signed players who are a question mark because of past injuries they haven’t entirely recovered from as of the last time they were on the field. I’m giving Hickey or the duo of Philbin/Hickey or as I like to call them Philbins’ Hickey a B+. The highest grade I ever gave the former GM (not including during Shula’s reign), was last year when I gave him a B- in free agency and a D+ in the draft. Go Hickey… Go Dolphins!

      • Johnny

        We will see… And yes resigning Grimes was the best move so far.. Except for getting rid of Sherman (not by Hickey, but best move by Phins).. He looks the part, made smart moves so far.. Didn’t over spend (except for maybe Albert, but Aponte set it up cap friendly).. And I don’t expect Albert to play out his full contract.. No one ever does at 30… Resigning Starks was nice.. But. What I believe the steal if FA is::: DT Earl Mitchell.. A big guy on his way up.. Fast for his size.. And will playing in his desirable 4-3 DT position… And CHEAP!!! Telling you bro.. Keep an eye on Earl Mitchell..

        • Miami Jules (Julian)

          I’ll be on the look out for him… and you are right, Mitchell is expected to do much better in the 4-3 than he did before in the 3-4, so I ‘m hopeful. Grimes is my guy, especially since we had a chat by the water cooler up in Davie last year… well, it wasn’t a long chat… I was walking to the restroom and as I passed by the weight room, there he was, Brent Grimes and before you knew it, it was Brent and I by the water cooler… again, it wasn’t a long chat… I told him I thought he was great, and he said “thank you”.

          • Johnny

            Ha… I like the way he practices.. Even in warm-ups, he’s always got a football in his hands..
            He is the best CB we’ve has since Madison, Surtain, and Marion roamed our secondary..

          • Johnny

            On a side note… Sam Madison is also a really nice guy… One of the people I tailgate with is good friends with him.. Acouple of times we would go see him on front of the stadium where they do “Phinsiders”… He signed my hat, shirt, and my old Madison Jersey.. Something I would always remember about him is his arms… He has veins like ropes!!! I guess I notice that cause I was a ICU Paramedic and would have to start IVs and draw blood… I can start an IV on him with my eyes closed.. Like ropes, especially compared to the 90yr old small, rolly-polly veins I’m used too… LOL.. The things you remember about a person, huh.. His rope veins… He actually looks like he can put on a uniform and start opposite of Grimes… lol

          • Miami Jules (Julian)

            LOL… good to know someone like you Johnny, especially when I go on my 5K runs in the middle of the South Florida afternoon with my low-sodium producing condition (remains undiagnosed, but I must work out & stay purdy). Happy Easter to you and all!
            I also have an anecdote about Sam Maddie. It was a warm October afternoon in Davie last year, and my friend Bill and I were walking back to the Dolphins’ cafeteria, when Bill fumbled his water bottle, and because of the angle, the bottle was going to drop right behind us, but before it could hit the floor, someone walking quietly behind us, scooped it up at about 1″ from the ground and before Bill was finished saying the word “oops”, we turned around to see Sam Madison hand the bottle back to Bill with that characteristic smile of his… reflexes of a cat, quickness of a cobra, he is even nicer and more accommodating in person than he is on his show… I continue being a fan.

          • Johnny

            Happy Easter to you to.. Check those sodium levels.. Also potassium… Too high, or too low, can cause your heart to go in to different arrhythmias…

          • Miami Jules (Julian)

            Thank you friend… it’s just sodium, all else is normal, I still work out at least 3 X week & have lost 50 LBS over the last 2 years while adding mass to my upper body (drug free of course). I look about 5 to 7 years younger than I did 2 years ago, and feel so too, so folks, do not ever stop working out no matter how old… then again, I could one day drop like a sack of potatoes while running with the grace of a speedy gazelle through the African plains.

          • Johnny

            Hey.. There’s no number stamped on the bottom if our feet letting us know our “expiration date”… Good for you on losing all those lbs.. I need to drop about 25-30lbs myself.. It sucks because I really can’t work out… I have a bad back .. 6 bulges, 2 herniated discs.. Spondalosis (arthritis of the spine).. Stenosis.. 2 bad knees.. oh, and neck… lol.. Got messed up in the Military… Lifting and running with heavy-ass Marines while being shot at.. Oh, and CPR.. Code Blue team and must have done CPR 100 times, if not more.. Lifting a 200lb Marine “Dead Weight”
            Is like lifting 300lbs.. And when your own life is in danger, you don’t think about proper lifting techniques… But hey… That’s life.. I’m 37 and I feel 77… Tried everything from Epidurals, Physical Therapy, Chiro, Lumbar traction… Oh.. Starting next month I’m giving acupuncture a try.. My doc says it’s too dangerous for surgery and it’s out the question… So….. The only thing I can do is aqua therapy to workout… Got to get in that pool.. But as you know, you don’t lose a lot of calories in the pool compared to aerobics , running, working out… Well.. Again.. Like Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra says:: “THAT’S LIFE”‘!!!! lol

          • Miami Jules (Julian)

            Johnny, identifying as a parent more than anything else, on behalf of myself and all the parents of those you carried out of danger while under fire, my deepest appreciation and thanks. I’ll F/B you a direct message after I go through yet another phone interview this morning, because I have a degeneration of my spine and I was a candidate for disability 2 years ago which I refused to do, and now I do amazing things, which hopefully it might help.