On Manny Wright, Marcus Vick cuts and more
Receiver Marcus Vick and defensive tackle Manny Wright have been cut.
Bye-bye Nick's kids.
Wright was a project from the beginning and after crying as a rookie and being AWOL last season, he took a called third strike with the Dolphins this offseason when he reported to the conditioning program sloppily out of shape.
At the minicamp two weeks ago -- three weeks into the team's offseason conditioning program -- Wright had managed to get DOWN to 345 pounds. His assigned weight is 330.
For Vick, the fact he is one of the slowest and least experienced receivers on the team made for a bad combination. The Dolphins can deal with inexperience, but they have no patience for a lack of speed anymore.
"I want to gasp when that ball is tossed to an Ahman Green," Mueller told me. "I want that feeling. We had that in Seattle for a while. When Deuce [McAllister] was young in New Orleans, we had that. It’s the feeling that your guy might go at any time. He might not, but he might. We need to get more of those guys on offense.
"Hopefully we'll get that feeling with Lorenzo [Booker] and Ted [Ginn Jr.].”
Mueller told me the Dolphins have one, maybe two more pieces of the puzzle to add during the remainder of free agency: READ OFFENSIVE LINE HERE.
Of course, Trent Green will happen eventually. It must be mentioned that Green knows the Miami offense even though he's never played a down for the Dolphins. The offense has been handed down from Don Coryell to Joe Gibbs to others like Dick Vermeil and Cam Cameron.
So time is on Miami's side as it waits for Green to be released, or for KC to realize it has no negotiating power to get a deal done for its price.
As for the turnover the Dolphins have undergone in the three months Mueller has been piloting the ship?
“We think change is good," he told me. "We need to shake it up. It wasn’t working. We’re going to continue to look to improve this team. If it can be done, some way , somehow, we’ll do it.”
By the way, my story in Wednesday's Herald will have more news from the interview.
So what do you think?