Jason Allen done, Joey Porter next
I would say since John Avery, who they took in 1998. That you'll remember was the year Jimmy Johnson was sitting in position to take Randy Moss, but traded down with Green Bay and took Avery instead.
Anyway, the Allen column is here in case you want some encouraging and depressing news at the same time: http://www.miamiherald.com/1190/story/267564.html
Today, meanwhile, I'm letting you in on a little secret. I plan to approach the next biggest disappointment on the Miami defense right now -- Joey Porter -- and ask him what the heck is the problem.
Porter, as you know, is a very confident guy. Yesterday he debunked the idea his matchup with Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow was a battle because as he said, "It ain't a battle until the other guy wins one." Porter claims he has dominated Winslow in the four meetings they have had dating back to the days Porter was in Pittsburgh. You know, the days Porter was a productive player.
I'll ask him simply, "How do you think you're playing?" and "Why aren't you being more productive?"
I want to do this because, jeez, the guy got $20 million in guaranteed money for the Dolphins this offseason, and I don't see any return on that investment.
What do you think?