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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hey guys, um, what about the offense?

I did a guest appearance on a local radio show over the weekend and the first question out of the chute was what I thought of Miami's inability to address the offense in free agency.

It is a concern, no doubt about it, but I told the hosts that it is never wise to grade a team on the offseason before the offseason is over.

Having said that, I'm starting to get a little concerned that the Dolphins offense has not upgraded at all in free agency and, in fact, has probably taken a couple of steps backward since the end of the season. This is saying a lot because Miami's offense was ranked No. 20 in the NFL last year and the unit didn't have to take too many steps back to be considered a mediocre major-college offense.

So to recap the offseason for the offense:

Randy McMichael is gone.

Wes Welker is gone.

Joey Harrington is gone.

Guards Seth McKinney, Jeno James, and Bennie Anderson are gone.

Darian Barnes is gone.

On the plus side of the ledger, the Dolphins signed fullback Cory Schlesinger, who obviously helped the Lions to all those wins the past few years, and got a second- and seventh-round pick for Welker, a deal that will stand up despite all the hype you've been hearing about the NFLPA and NFL Management Council looking into the trade.

Anway, those moves don't add up to a net gain. And that still doesn't address the fact that the quarterback situation is in flux, the team has lost two bids to add a receiver when division rival New England signed both Kelly Washington and Donte Stallworth, and there are no proven answers to the left tackle problem in free agency.

So to recap: The Dolphins entered this offseason needing a fix at QB, a speed receiver, a starting left tackle and some cohesion on offense. So far they haven't addressed any of those needs and now have added needs at TE (sorry, but whatshisname they signed isn't the answer), and at guard.

That means the Dolphins offense lacks a speed receiver, lacks a starting left tackle, lacks a proven TE, lacks at least one starting guard, lacks any depth at guard, and lacks a starting quarterback.

Supposing the team utilizes every one of its draft picks on offense, it is still hard to fathom every need being addressed this offseason.

It's been almost three months since the Dolphins played their last game. It's a little more than three months before the team opens training camp. Hope the next three months bring more help for the offense than the last three months.


Anonymous Ken in San Diego said...

This lack of action by the Dolphins is precisely why Stallworth and Washington took the safe, smart choice by signing with a known quality, winners like Tom Brady and Coach Belichek.

The Fins need to sign Lehr if they have any hope to build for the future. You are not going to get OL starters out of this draft.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your answer,

1. Draft a receiver & a tackle within the first 2 rounds.
2. Sign Matt Lehr to be the starting guard.
3. Sign Trent Green to stabilize the QB position.
4. Use the rest of the picks for depth on the o-line, secondary & TE.

Problems solved

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wasn't it you who said you loved what they were doing by unloading all the crap and not wasting their money on the over priced garbage that was available?

The only questionable thing they did was lose Randy McWife-Beater and not try to sign him to a cheaper deal. They lost him to St. Louis who now is proud to have a wie beater and a drunk driving murderer on their team (Leonard Little.) We'll survive.

Losing Washington to the Pats was bad since he was a cheap talent, but Stallworth is a 100% injury prone bum. I gurantee he plays 10 games or less and they cut him the following year. If you were in a bar at 3:00 am, he is comparable to how you would consider the "best looking" of the ugly girls.

Like I said, there was nothing but over priced and over hyped bench players and I am glad Miami did not waste their money.

Like you said, the off season is not over, so we just have to see what happens with cuts and other moves.

Either way, they are rebuilding regardless of what they say, so I am not expecting much more than a 7-9 or 8-8 anyway.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Cesar said...

Why is everyone hanging on to winning this year? Let's face it, this year will be like last year and we will all be working on our new years resolutions come playoff time rather than watching Miami playing @ somewhere. We are in the rebuilding process ... why does everyone want the Dolphins to throw money at crap free agents. All that we will get is a reason to then complain when we have no space under the salary cap for next year.

I say the Dolphins should just get what they can as far as quality in free agency this year and try to fill our needs in this or next year's draft and next year's free agency period. Make a serious run to sign that Lehr cat , trade away our #9 for a package of picks, and let's see what we can do in the draft.

It is common knowledge that the majority of stud OL tend to be gamers in the middle rounds. They are not the OL freaks that run a 4.5-40 but the guy that comes every day to play. Not some blue chipper, but a guy that has something to prove.

I repeat, there is no way Miami is in the playoffs this year so get it through your thick skulls and get ready for a tough year.

Lifetime Dolfan

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Jon said...

Well, it looks like they'll sign that Guard from Atlanta, so there's one position filled I guess. A healthy Culpepper or Cleo is something I would feel comfortable with for next year. The rest will no doubt come through the draft. I personally think they should trade down, pick up an additional 2nd rounder, and then attack the holes on offense. You could take Olsen in the middle of the first, giving you a TE. In the 2nd, you would have 3 picks, so you could get the best WR first, someone like Gonzalez from Ohio State, then grab Stanton and the best Available Center. In the 3rd, they should address the Defense, taking the best Available DT, CB, Safety. Also, besides McMichael, who did the Dolphins really loose? They got Welker for a 2nd, so that's hard to call it a loss, Anderson, James, Barnes, and Mcintosh were garbage anyway. Joey Harrington? Please.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Mason Engelhardt said...

the Dolphins need to draft Ginn out of OSU. Lets not give up on Cullpepper as our QB just yet. We need another speedy reciever who can return kickoffs, since Welker decided to go Millionaire status with the pats(one of the best moves so far this off-season). The only thing i hate about that move is that were probally gonna have to see welker 2 times a year. Trent Green is an intriquing move, but how many years does he have left....2...maybe3. Drafting a good reciever will put the Fins offense back on track and hopefully put some heat off Chambers. chambers had an awful year, but maybe having a bad year will make defenders forget about him and maybe, just maybe, he'll draw single coverage. Ronnie Brown is developing nicely and is turning into a fine RB(if he can stay healthy). So I guess the Fins don't look that bad. Or maybe I might be blinded by the fan in me. Well, I guess we shall all find out as next season starts.

4:11 PM  
Blogger My Opinion Over Yours said...

Ken - The lack of action?!? You don't think the fact that the Patriots are the closest thing we've had to a destiny since the 49ers had anything to do with it?

Cesar hit the nail on the head- Everyone wants to go into the year thinking the Super Bowl is imminent.

If Culpepper is healthy (which is almost a certainty) for next season how is it a bad choice to take Levi Brown in the 1st and Stanton in the 2nd a bad combination? Good players generally go early in the NFL draft. For every bust there are 3-4 quality starters. Is there a better longterm solution for LT than Brown? The left tackle position has been a problem season after season.

Lehr is smart to wait on the Dolphins. They need to overpay for a lineman at this point. You sign Jacox and Funouti and there's your weakside plus depth. There is no one offseason fix all people.

Going back to the first point about Stallworth and Washington. It is obvious that Cam Cameron made due without big name recievers in San Diego. There are still TE's who posses a comparable if not superior skill set to McMichael.

The draft is so chock full of tall speedy receivers that Ginn (the ignorant fan's fave) is projected everywhere from the top 10 to the end of the the 1st round.

Out of all the people the Dolphins lost McMichael is the only one I would feel deserved playing time.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Dude said...

I'm with Cesar on this one. The Wandstedt-Saban eras screwed this franchise up royally and now the house-cleaning is going to be a bit long. We got rid of the guys we needed to get rid of. Wes Welker for 2 draft picks? I make that move every time. As for the lack of signing guys like Stallworth or Washington? I don't want this team spending money just for the sake of spending money -- especially on the Human Hamstring Pull and a guy who couldn't crack the WR depth chart over oft-arrested Chris Henry in Cincy.

Simply put, outside of Kris Dielman and Eric Steinbech, there were no outstanding offensive players in this free agent class that was worth going after. None.

Unfortunately, this IS a long term project and yes, the needs will need to be addressed in the draft -- this year AND next. It's the only way we'll get back to our winning ways.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Armando what about Ricky, is he comming back? at least are we going to have a good running game? please post an update.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

i think it's pretty much been already said armando!NONE of the big free-agent signings on offence have been worth anything near the money!cameron and mueller are right to not over-spend!stockpile the picks and draft wisely,levi brown would be a good start if he is any good(never seen him play)qb is the BIG question if daunte hasn't made significant progress by mini-camp i think they have to make a major decision,they can't afford to sit and wait to see if he can come back!at that point if he can't play i'd say cut him aqnd look elsewhere!wide-outs are available in the draft,as well as qb prospects.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your points are well taken about the Dolphins needs - aside from the comment re a starting QB. How do you know that Cpep won't recover and return to form and be the answer at QB? Not fair to make the assumption that he won't -at this stage.

Also, the guys they dumped were not worth hanging on to - so no sense lamenting their leaving.

If Ricky returns AND Cpep can move around like he used to, they could make an average OL look good - remember Ricky ran for 1800+ yards a few years ago with an average line. In fact, those two guys could elevate the play of the OL - as in all sports great players tend to elevate the play of their average teamates.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donte Stallworth is on his 3rd team in 3 years. Kelley Washington has 12 more catches than I do the last 2 years. Wes is a hard nosed slot wr not a difference maker on an offense as a 2nd and 7th would suggest.

Signing "names" in FA doesn't necessarily mean you've upgraded.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem IS we haven't built our team from the draft. You can't rely on free agency - it's a supplement to what's really important - THE DRAFT.

In this day & age with the salary cap, you have to make good & efficient picks in the draft or you will never make it. You can't buy a good team. Here's hoping we make good picks!

7:17 AM  
Blogger NYdolfan84 said...

Anonymous said...
The problem IS we haven't built our team from the draft. You can't rely on free agency - it's a supplement to what's really important - THE DRAFT.

You hit the nail on the head. Look at the Redskins, they make a big splash in Free Agency every year and it gets them nowhere. Hopefully with the extra picks we have acquired we can take a leap forward this year. We are probably 2 solid drafts away from having a chance to be contenders. Plus our guys need a chance to adapt to another new offense. We all need to be patient and give our coach/gm a chance to cultivate the team. If we are 0-4 to start next season I don't want to hear how we need to fire everyone. PATIENCE!

As far as guys on our radar:
Lehr is worth a shot at guard. I would also like to see us bring back Fonoti (not sure of the spelling).

No to Trent Green, he is nothing more than a short-term solution and not even a great one. We need to look for our future QB, whether it be Daunte, Cleo, a rookie, or a younger Free Agent.

We may be able to snag someone talented who gets cut after the draft or during training camp at a discount price.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous jimmy said...

About time you got some sense in your head, Armando. Cheers and thanks!

Yes, there is much reason to worry about the slack hack job RandyCam is doing. Time to end the honeymoon that shouldn't have been given cuz these folks are drunk at the wheel and spinning the Dolphins over the edge.

The Stallworth screwup is the indicator that all is not well.

The priority? Trade for an offensive lineman quick-like. Sign a qb to play in case Daunte is not able, perhaps Green if he takes a salary cut. Bring Ricky back. I would trade for Randy Moss, but if that ain't happening draft Ted Ginn. If you can, draft Ginn and Olsen.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Guys, I was not lamenting the loss of the guys that have been, well, lost.

I was, however, wondering when the team is going to start filling the vacancies that it currently has. That's all.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous patrick said...

Armando, the problem I see with filling the vacancies in FA is the players are just not there and the price being paid is way too high. Other teams have too much cap space on us and are overspending.

I think it's a good strategy to wait it out this year and try to accumulate draft picks. As a few folks have mentioned, we're probably not going to be very good. Well so be it... We have to get out of the FA spiral and build the team with good smart drafts. Yes, that was plural. It's going to take a couple years.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous ceed said...

personally i like the idea of not spending just to spend and bringing in players you feel will help the team. the draft will be key to whether this team finished 8-8 or 4-12 next year. either way it's silly to think they'll be in the playoffs, but we can still hope because there always seem to be surprise teams in the playoffs every year. as for the draft i'm hoping we get brown, a corner maybe hughes, a quarterback maybe trent edwards, a linebacker like h.b. blades, and of course depth at practically every position. i also like toniu fonoti like some of you guys so bringing him back sounds good to me. and i think edwin mulitalo would be a great pickup at guard for us as well. we could use another eciever but ted ginn jr reminds me a lot of troy williamson who i think is absolute garbage. i think ginn will be ok and a good returner, but not worth the 9th overall pick. we could use vick as a returner for half a season you until until he gets arrested. what about bringing in eric moulds for 1 year? even if he doesn't play well, at least he won't be around to beat up on us like he used to every year in buf. any thoughts guys?

3:47 PM  
Anonymous John Michaels said...

Well Armando, your concerns are legit. With that said, I believe that the Dolphins will address the offensive line in the draft. I could see the Dolphins going O-Line with their first two picks. Plus, if Adrian Petersen slides down, a lot of teams will be calling us to move up into the #9 spot to grab this guy, and we could score some extra picks that way. Assuming AP, slides. Anyways, with the ridiculous and absurd prices of tackles and guards in free agency, I think it makes sense to build your line through draft. Also, don't forget about June 1st cuts, you never know what may happen there.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jimmy - you want Donte Stallworth and Randy Moss? Are you kidding me?

Thanks, I now I have one less post to ever read on these blogs.

I swear, some of you just play Madden and don't actually watch football.

Armando, nice back track on what you said previously.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***Thanks, I now have one less post to read on this blog***

5:17 PM  
Anonymous j said...

Uh, Randy Moss is only like, um, the best wide receiver in football right now.

Whew, its hard to communicate with stupid people like this "anonymous" freako above.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous j said...

Lamentations. I'd say its a good time to lament when, as you say, the transactions over the past weeks have amounted to a net loss and step backward.

wheew, craziness in this blog..

6:25 PM  
Anonymous scott said...

Harrigton is gone. You did OK and are a good guy but we've had our fill of QBs who are good guys but inaccurate passers over 5 yards. And even the 5-yarders were off half the time. Even a less mobile Culpepper is a better choice because he can pass accurately. And maybe Cleo too. Cameron may be able to create schemes to help most QB limitations, but inaccurate passing isn't one of them.

Sorry to see you go Wes. If every Dolphin played with the determination you did you'd have rings.

Hagan, Gibson - time to step up. Don't be nervous but RandyCam is checking free agency and the draft for your replacements.

Barnes is gone, a good blocker. Replaced by an elite blocker. McMichael, not a good blocker, is also gone replaced by a guy who can't catch but is a good blocker.

I think I see a trend there. Ronnie and the QBs and maybe Ricky or other running back probably like Cam a lot. If the line can block better than last year, they will LOVE Cam.

But we need some bodies for the O-Line. Hopefully Alabai and Toledo will step up and we get a few more bodies in, but NOT way overpriced mediocre bodies.

But RandyCam, the O-line needs a few bodies, a speedy receiver would help and a kick returner too.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous sick of assholes said...

scott, martin can catch and can't block not the other way around. culpepper is accurate? you're out of your freaking mind. he never was and never will be an accurate passer. watch a game before you make a comment next time.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahem, Culpepper is and was one of the most accurate quarterback in football.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that the lack of movement is disconcerting. I applauded the subtractions, but I hope they sign up some new talent soon.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a hypocritical spineless writer you are.

one day, you say the changes are great, time for housecleaing, you said. now, you are worried.

the fact is, you were wrong when you egged on the team to let the blood roll and you still don't want to admit it. it was irresponsibly stupid the extent to which the dolphins have moved without thinking about, well, is there anything better in free agency to replace the people we release? armando, well, you just proved your not the man to be criticizing anyone given your lack of depth in your views.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Brett Nelson said...

Defense- armando is a passionate dolphin fan trying to ignite blog with debate/intrigue.

Offense - fans are tired of "Dolpins/Redskins A-" free agent signings review thing. What has that done?...rhetorical losing record answer. How many years since a successful draft? Fans are hungry.

Change (via youth and unknowns) is scary but also necessary for losing ball clubs.

Armando, remember the blog where you wondered that Saban was playing it too safe by wanting to "win now" and not rebuilding? was only 3 or 4 months ago. At some point, you have to make a choice.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous patrick said...

I think anyone who uses "sick of assholes" as his moniker should be careful what he spews... I am not a Culpepper fan but remember your history. Culpepper set an NCAA record for single-season completion percentage at 73.6%, breaking a 15-year-old mark set by Steve Young (71.3%)in 1998.

That has not translated exceptionally well in the NFL, but the guy is a very accurate passer. His problem IMHO is that he is a one receiver QB. He picks out his option before the play and if the guy is not open he cuts and runs. In the case of Randy Moss he could throw it up for grabs and Moss would come down with it or not let the defender come down with it.

If you can teach an old dog to revert to his old tricks Culpepper has shown he can be a very accurate passer. Also Mike Tice was the coach of the Vikings. That guy has to be the dumbest head coach in the history of the NFL. Remember two years in a row Tice lost his draft picks because he took too long to make the pick? Two years in a row!

Daunte needs to spend time with Cameron and the QB coach and learn to play QB within the game plan. He was completely spoiled by the Tice street football style.

Can he do it? I guess we'll find out.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous sick of assholes said...

completion percentages and accually being accurate are 2 entirely different things. you said it yourself pat that he just threw the ball up to moss and he came down with it. i don't want to hear about how his recievers dropped passes on him last year which is why he wasn't as accurate because they just weren't good passes and that's all their is to it. i admit they dropped a lot of catchable balls but most of the passes culpepper threw just weren't these automatic catches that most of you so called dolphans make them seem to be. completion percentage is bogus because look at schmucks like tom brady who throw screen pasds after screenpass for all his passing yards. i could complete a 5 foot pass to my running back as often as he does. i think there are only a few truley accurate quarterbacks in the league and brees not culpepper is one of them and i don't think any one of you will disagree with me when i say we missed out big time with him.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous finndolphan said...

randy moss is a shell of the player he once was in minny,he's getting long in the tooth,and no longer get's open like he used to!otherwise no matter who was chucking passes last year in oakland he would of done better.they don't need him in miami,with the likes of porter and probably ricky already there!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the offensive players Miami has lost to FA, traded, or released were part of a unit that has been a consistent source of frustration and basically anemic for 4 years.
Why should we be worried about losing McMichael, Welker, Macintosh, James, etc.?
4-12, 9-7, & 6-10 over the last 3 seasons.
Should a Dol-Fan really worry about an offensive player not coming back?
Let's be real.
Bring in the new blood.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, Lehr should not be a priority. The Falcons had alot of rushing yards, but over 1,000 of those yards came from their QB.

2:57 AM  
Blogger jedco-online said...


For all your yapping about what the offense doesn't have and what they lost you left out the most important thing they got - CAM CAMERON!

This offense is already way better than it was at the end of the season and we know the play calling will be a hell of a lot better!

1:47 PM  
Anonymous randy said...

culpepper can be accurate, but that isn't his problem. his deficits are that he can't read and adjust to defenses quickly or effectively. if he has receivers who are going to go get the moss used to be...then he can ring up big numbers. his legs always got him out of trouble in the past, but he was running b/c he couldn't read a defense well enough to find/wait for an open receiver. if his mobility is gone...he's just not as effective. i'm really curious to see how cameron affects his game if he ends up being our starter.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam "had Ladanian Tomlinson" Cameron is hardly the solution to the dolphins problems. Jeez you really dreamin.
I will laugh when he falls on his face after making all these stupid cuts.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please people let's remember we owe it to ourselves to see a healthy Daunte Culpepper take the reins. That'a move that must be completed, I like all of you, will give one season to see his progress. He knows what he has to do and he's working hard in the offseason to make that happen. I had hoped that a Drew Bennett, Donte Stallworth or a Scott Furrey (Detroit receiver) would have come our way. Definitely need to secure a stellar offensive lineman and the TE move still leaves me thinking we didn't get the great end of that deal. Time will tell but I'll remain a diehard fan that will continue to support and root for a team that I've loved since my childhood.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous jimmy said...

Now, here is intelligent Dolfan commentary:

The Miami Dolphins are considering trading for aging Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green. Here's a better idea: The Dolphins should consider trading for another AFC West star coming off a disappointing season -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss.

"Are you crazy?"

I can almost hear you screaming at your computer right now. Fine. Maybe the proposal is a little nuts, but it's not half as crazy as the Dolphins were when they traded for gimpy quarterback Daunte Culpepper and took on his gargantuan contract last offseason.

Yes, acquiring Moss would mean taking on his bloated salary (not nearly as bloated as Culpepper's) and giving up what would likely be a first- or second-round draft pick. That being said, could any player the Dolphins may draft with those selections possibly accelerate the resurgence of Culpepper like his former teammate could? Actually, is there any player in the league more likely than Moss to help Culpepper make a full comeback from his knee injuries?

No and no.

In 2004 -- the last season that Culpepper and Moss were both on the Minnesota Vikings ' roster -- Culpepper threw for a league-leading 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns, with only 11 interceptions. Following that season Culpepper stated that he felt "like a Jedi Knight." Sometimes playing alongside a talent like Moss is better than being empowered by "the force."

Culpepper became the Vikings' signal caller in 2000. In the following five seasons, all with Culpepper behind center, Moss posted jaw-dropping numbers. He averaged 85 catches, 1,283 receiving yards and 12.4 aerial touchdowns per season.

As a comparison, future Hall of Fame Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison averaged 107 catches, 1,408 yards and 13 scores a year during that same period. One difference: Super Bowl XLI MVP Peyton Manning was Harrison's QB and the duo had already played two seasons together.

The Culpepper-Moss tandem also led the Vikings to the playoffs two times during their five seasons together. Neither player has been to the playoffs since.

After considering that information, it's hard to argue that Culpepper and Moss aren't better off playing together.

Yes, at this point both players have questionable attitudes and health issues. Consider the alternative -- Green, a washed-up concussion case with a must-start attitude. At 36 (Moss is 30), Green's cap number is roughly the same as Moss'. Now both players might be willing to renegotiate their deals, but Moss is the better option. After all, Green couldn't lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl when he was surrounded by the league's best offensive line and superstar skill players such as tight end Tony Gonzalez as well as running backs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson.

Could Green possibly do any better surrounded by a mediocre O-line and above-average skill players such as WR Chris Chambers and RB Ronnie Brown? It's doubtful.

For the Dolphins, the Moss option seems better. His lackluster turnout thus far in Oakland is forgivable. The Raiders are infamous for churning out malcontent and underachieving players. In my eyes, they have the worst culture in professional football.

The Dolphins' franchise has leaders in place like defensive end Jason Taylor, as well as linebackers Zach Thomas and Joey Porter, outspoken stars who would command Moss' respect. The Raiders have lacked that kind of veteran presence during Moss' time wearing silver and black.

It probably won't happen, but Miami should pardon Culpepper and Moss for the two sub-par seasons they spent away from each other and reunite the combo. If the Dolphins are going to roll the dice, the idea of putting one of the most prolific QB-WR combinations in NFL history back together is a heck of a lot better than expecting an old, punch-drunk QB to revive the Dolphins' offense and Super Bowl dreams.

10:39 AM  
Blogger bryan said...

This is deja~ vu, all over again. To quote the great Yogi... When we were an offensive team (Dan days) we were all offense and since Jimmy - we are all defense... When we were the best - early 70's when the World league killed us - we were balanced. They need to have balance, NOT the best talent available. The best talent seems to fall on one side of the ball and it is a killer....

1:18 PM  
Anonymous saukcan said...

To compare Mia's approach to NE's is foolish. The cap space the draft choices and the needs are totally different. It can be argued that NE has been dumb... reaching on FAs when their formula in the past has been to stay out of the fray.

Listing all the people that have departed is also weak. Many of those players were underperforming or overpaid or injured or just getting old. They are replaceable.

As far as replacing players and addressing needs, it seems that people fail to realize that there has to be someone worthwhile available. It's not like there is a cache of probowl QBs, LTs, and WRs where you just go grab the ones you need. Hi caliber players at these positions aren't common place comodities like friggin toasters at Target. The guys Mia got rid of are more like that.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knowing our QB position is a serious issue, why not trade our #1 and maybe next years #4 to trade up and get Quinn? If not QB because Green may be the answer, we better look at WR's.

5:19 PM  

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