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texaschief
01-23-2008, 01:27 AM
By TIM GRAHAM
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The new Dolphins front office wants concussion-prone quarterback Trent Green to come back for 2008.

Dolphins football operations chief Bill Parcells and General Manager Jeff Ireland have reached out to Green to express their interest in his return.

"There have been conversations about Trent returning, pending his health issues," Green's agent, Jim Steiner, said Monday night. "The conversations are just getting started, and they will be ongoing for quite some time.

Green has "got a huge passion for the game, and he's passing his medical tests 100 percent," Steiner said.

But Green still hasn't made up his mind whether he wants to resume a career that has been waylaid by concussions in each of the past two seasons.

Green, who wants to enter broadcasting once he retires, spent the playoffs commentating for ESPN and the NFL Network and appeared to be having fun.

"The first step is I have to get cleared," Green said just before the season finale.

"The second step is my wife and I have to make a decision that's in the best interest of our family."

It's not certain whether the Dolphins view Green as more of a mentor or a starter, but if he does come back, he'll probably need to accept a pay cut.

He is scheduled to receive $2.8 million and $3.5 million the next two years under the three-year, $12 million contract that he signed upon joining the Dolphins last year.

Green will be 38 years old when the next training camp opens and is coming off an abbreviated campaign in which he threw five touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He posted a team-high 72.6 passer rating for a team that went 1-15.

Dolphins coach Cam Cameron lobbied General Manager Randy Mueller to acquire Green in June for a fifth-round draft choice in this year's NFL Draft.

The move was controversial when it happened because of the questions surrounding Green's health, and the fears came to pass.

The two-time Pro Bowler suffered a concussion in the 2006 season opener with Kansas City. While sliding after a run, he absorbed a driving shoulder from Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers that caused the back of Green's head to slam off the turf.

Green missed eight games but came back to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs.

Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor, commenting on the situation during the summer, expressed to Sports Illustrated apprehension over Green being the team's next quarterback.

"He'd better not get hit. One big hit, and he could be scrambled eggs," Taylor told the magazine.

Green started the first Dolphins' five games but was knocked unconscious in the Oct. 7 loss to the Houston Texans.

Green went low to block 6-foot-3, 315-pound Houston Texans defensive tackle Travis Johnson on a broken play. Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn Jr. had fumbled on an end-around and doubled back. Green tried to disrupt pursuit and got kneed in the head.

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This makes me more sad than anything. Getting knocked the fu$% out a couple times in a little more than one year should be more than a warning there, guy.

hermhater
01-23-2008, 01:32 AM
I hope for his sake, he retires.

I think the guy was great with protection, but just like Brodie he is making huge mistakes trying to do too much blocking and tackling.

chief31
01-23-2008, 02:28 AM
I would have to guess that if he were to return, he would be there more as a veteran leader for their young QB to learn from, than to lead the team to the playoffs.

Coach
01-23-2008, 02:46 AM
I would have to guess that if he were to return, he would be there more as a veteran leader for their young QB to learn from, than to lead the team to the playoffs.

ditto. They are looking for veteran leadership not a starting QB. He would receive pay accordingly. I dont expect him to return.

luv
01-23-2008, 02:26 PM
He needs to retire from playing and become an OC.

Canada
01-23-2008, 02:30 PM
He should retire and Move to the OC

YouTube - The oc

hermhater
01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
He needs to retire from playing and become an OC.


He should retire and Move to the OC

YouTube - The oc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNZfLjGHFy0)


:lol:

Good stuff!

peekaboo224
01-24-2008, 02:51 AM
I think Green is just too old - he is no Favre who is about the same age. I can see him coming back only as a mentor of some type - but no starting quarterback. Maybe even a quarterbacks coach. I like Green, but it is time to move on so he doesn't get a concussion that will make him a bowl full of jelly.

hermhater
01-24-2008, 03:00 AM
I think Green is just too old - he is no Favre who is about the same age. I can see him coming back only as a mentor of some type - but no starting quarterback. Maybe even a quarterbacks coach. I like Green, but it is time to move on so he doesn't get a concussion that will make him a bowl full of jelly.

Trent was awesome with time to throw, but he without an awesome O line he is done.

I wish the best for him also, but his time is done.

Chiefster
01-24-2008, 06:20 AM
I hope for his sake, he retires.

I think the guy was great with protection, but just like Brodie he is making huge mistakes trying to do too much blocking and tackling.

Same here. Once you have sustained a concussion of the magnitude he received at the hands of Gathers your susceptibility for similar concussions greatly increase.

hermhater
01-24-2008, 02:34 PM
Same here. Once you have sustained a concussion of the magnitude he received at the hands of Gathers your susceptibility for similar concussions greatly increase.

Agreed!

m0ef0e
02-01-2008, 02:43 PM
2 concussions 2 years in a row and the last one was season-ending. Get a clue, Trent. I don't want to see you seriously injured or worse... Please, for the love of God (and your family), RETIRE.

spiman
02-01-2008, 09:01 PM
He should retire b 4 he really gets hurt and cannot spend the $$$$ he has accumulated. I would like to be on his x-mas list..

hermhater
02-01-2008, 09:19 PM
Same here. Once you have sustained a concussion of the magnitude he received at the hands of Gathers your susceptibility for similar concussions greatly increase.


Agreed!


2 concussions 2 years in a row and the last one was season-ending. Get a clue, Trent. I don't want to see you seriously injured or worse... Please, for the love of God (and your family), RETIRE.


He should retire b 4 he really gets hurt and cannot spend the $$$$ he has accumulated. I would like to be on his x-mas list..

Agreed to the 5th power!

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