If this is a ploy by Miami to get Matt Flynn to accept a contract and the Dolphins really aren't interested in Smith, it could work or it could backfire in an epic way. Because if Miami isn't really interested in Smith, if Flynn decides to go to Seattle and if Tennessee decides to grab Peyton, you now have San Fran without a quarterback and it would put Miami in a bidding war for Matt Flynn if Smith were to take another visit to say Cleveland and sign there.
Jeff Ireland playing a big game of poker here.
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UPDATE: Jeff Darlington of NFL.com is reporting that from talking to Dolphins front office people this past week he didn't feel they were in love with Matt Flynn. And Alex Smith being brought in might be "very real" and not a leverage ploy at all. Miami could make a move on Alex Smith and make him their starting quarterback.
INTERESTING TIDBIT: Alex Smith and Reggie Bush played high school football together.
UPDATE #2: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reporting for the Fins to sign Alex Smith they would have to clear cap space. Also, Seattle is showing interest in Smith as well and he may take a visit there before signing with anyone.