Why didn't Miami see this train wreck coming?
“This is off-the-record. Oh, what the hell, it’s on the record: He’d better not get hit. One big hit, and he could be scrambled eggs.”
So Jason Taylor saw it coming.
In the many weeks leading up to the trade that saw Miami give up a draft pick for Green, I told anyone who would listen that getting Trent Green wasn't such a great idea.
"Trent Green is not the answer," was the headline on this blog on March 21.
On March 27th I wrote: "You guys know how I feel about adding Trent Green. I just don't think renting a 37-year-old player who spent most of last year injured is such a great idea, regardless of his history with Miami's coaches and his desire to be in Miami. There's a million ways bringing Green to Miami can fail while there is only one way it can succeed -- if he's healthy, rejuvenated and the starter."
So I saw it coming.
And you guys pretty much agreed with me.
"I think all of you who think we should give up anything for Trent Green are CRAZY!!!!! Why would you risk any pick for a possible concussion case!!!" That was written by blog contributor JDizzle on May 24th.
So my questions to you are these: Why didn't the Dolphins see this coming? Why is it the experts who are supposed to know football, couldn't figure out this guy was one hit away from being a really bad idea?
This is what Cam Cameron said at the press conference introducing Green when he was pressed about the concerns everyone else but him had: “Well no, number one is, I think we all kind of experienced that with him. I think everybody in this league, but competing against him and obviously he wasn’t there the first time we played Kansas City, but I’ve seen him and he’s healthy. There are no concerns on our part. I know you guys can address that with him as well, but no.”
I think that says it all. Your thoughts?