Miami Dolphins didn’t expect to trade Minkah Fitzpatrick
Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick returns an interception for a touchdown during an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. But the coque iphone xr violet latest one, which sent defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, wasn’t a trade the Dolphins expected to make, Miami general manager Chris Grier said.
“With Minkah, just one of those things,” Grier said during a press conference on Tuesday. “The player expressed maybe time for him to change, so we tried to make it work. Myself, (coach) Brian (Flores), (owner) Steve (Ross) had multiple coque elephant galaxy s5 conversations with him about saying we wanted him here, viewed him as a core piece and wanted him here. The kid just felt it was time for him to move, and we told what the value was. We told teams, and we had multiple offers and we felt that the Pittsburgh one was the best for the organization.”
The Dolphins traded the former Alabama All American, a fourth round pick in the 2020 draft and a seventh round pick in the 2021 draft to the Steelers in exchange for a first round pick in the 2020 draft and a fifthand a sixth round pick in the 2021 draft.
“We had the multiple conversations with Minkah,” Grier said. “We told him we coque iphone xr malefique wanted him to be here multiple times. Brian, Steve and myself expressed that, and for us, it got to a point where we donut whisperer coque iphone 11 weren’t sure if it was going to work, we said, hey, if we get the value we deemed was worth moving him, we would do it.”
Grier declined to answer a question about why Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami, then mentioned the continual shifting of positions that Fitzpatrick has undergone since joining the Dolphins as the 11th player picked in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Miami also has been drubbed 59 10 by the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 8 and coque samsung j7 2017 london 43 0 by the New England Patriots on Sunday in their first two games of the season. But the Dolphins coque huawei p9 lite panda hold three picks in the first round of the 2020 draft and coque huawei p20 tendance two in the first round of the 2021 draft after shipping out Fitzpatrick and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
On Sept. 1, Miami traded Tunsil, wide receiver Kenny Stills and two draft choices to the Houston Texans for two players and a first round choice in 2020 and a firstand a second round choice in 2021. Over the next two drafts, the Dolphins hold 11 picks in the first three rounds.
Grier said he hoped Miami was positioned to build a “long term winner.”
“Very unexpected as far as the Laremy and Minkah situations,” Grier said. “You can’t prepare for that. I’m not going to sit up here and lie about it. But for us, the opportunities as well were kind of unique with the little bit of the historic haul for him and Kenny, what we’re getting. So I think for us to strike on those coque j7 2016 samsung paillette opportunities because we know as the team was built right now it wasn’t going to win a Super Bowl, much less it’ll be hard to compete for a playoff spot.”
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The former Alabama standout has come off the bench in Miami first two games of 2019.
Pittsburgh has made at least one first round pick in every NFL Draft since it traded its 1967 selection to the Green Bay Packers for defensive end Lloyd Voss and tight end Tony Jeter.
The Steelers don have a first round choice in the 2020 draft now. But Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers had studied Fitzpatrick closely when he was available for the 2018 draft, which made it easier to part with next year first round pick.
“I think it’s just our overall level of comfort about the player, first and foremost,” Tomlin said during a press conference on Tuesday. “Like I mentioned, it was no secret we were in the market for a safety when he came out. We did our due diligence on all of those guys, and, obviously, he was a guy that I went to Tuscaloosa twice in the draft process for. coque huawei p10 chouette When you get in these circumstances where you’re talking about possibilities, there was a sense of readiness, a sense of knowing among us about his capabilities, his character, his football abilities and his abilities to fit within what we do. huawei p30 coque fine All of those boxes had been checked prior to the draft, and he’s still very much a young guy. It’s really exciting from our perspective.”
With Fitzpatrick gone to the Dolphins by the time the Steelers picked at No. 28 in the 2018 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh chose Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds.
“We were excited about the potential of getting one of the top notch funny trust me i m a geek coque iphone 11 safeties in that class,” Tomlin said, “and a short period of time later, we have a tandem from that class. That’s pretty exciting to think about those guys huawei p9 lite coque griezmann having an opportunity to play together coque antichoc galaxy tab a8 as soon as this weekend, but big picture, to grow together systematically.”
The Steelers visit coque huawei p8 lite 2017 protection the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon, and Fitzpatrick will be in the lineup at safety, Tomlin said. He won move around the Pittsburgh defense and much as he did Miami at least at first Tomlin said.
“We’re excited about infusing him into the fold,” Tomlin said. “He coque disney huawei p8 will be playing the safety position this weekend in the game. We’re going to quickly get him up to speed. He’s on the ground now as we speak, so we’ve got almost a full week to prepare him to play. He’s a sharp guy. That was very evident in getting to know him in the draft process. It’s also really evident when you watch Miami Dolphin tape and see the myriad of things that they asked him to do during his time there aroyi coque huawei p30 lite positionally. He’s played corner, outside corner, inside corner, both safety positions, sub package linebacker positions. You can’t do coque incassable galaxy s6 the many things that the Dolphins asked him to do schematically without being a really sharp guy.
“At some point, it going to be an asset to us, but obviously in the short term, we not going to coque iphone xr humoristique move him around a great deal this first time out. We going to anchor him down and allow him to focus on one position and coque huawei loup put him in coque galaxie a5 2016 the very best position to be a coque huawei p8 lite 2017 garcon positive contributor to our efforts this weekend that way. Really excited about that acquisition.”..