The no-win quarterback situation -- literally
Doesn't matter much, I believe, until the Dolphins can have a conversation involving a good quarterback.
Neither is that right now, which is, I believe the top reason the Dolphins are sooooo bad. If the Dolphins had a good quarterback on the roster -- Derek Anderson, Carson Palmer, Matt Hasselbeck, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger -- I guarantee you they would have four or five victories.
Even with all the injuries, even with all the turmoil, even with the questionable coaching decisions, this team would be much better if one player of worth was playing that one position.
Unfortunately, the Dolphins have not had good quarterback play all season. Trent Green was tied for the NFL lead in interceptions when he went down with his concussion. His interception percentage of 5.0 -- the percent of attempts that are intercepted -- still leads the team.
And this is despite the fact Lemon and Beck both have thrown more interceptions than touchdowns.
Cam Cameron said today he needs his quarterback to get the team in the end zone and avoid turnovers. On both counts Lemon and Beck failed.
Lemon has accounted for nine turnovers during his playing time -- six interceptions, three lost fumbles -- while Beck has accounted for seven turnovers -- three interceptions and four lost fumbles.
And they've turned the ball over while producing very few points. Beck actually never got his offense in the end zone in four starts while Lemon's touchdown percentage -- the percent of pass attempts that result in TDs -- is a paltry 1.4 percent.
The bottom line is this folks: Blame the receivers, blame the offensive line, blame the ravage of injuries to the running back corps if you wish. Miami's biggest problem, on offense, defense and special teams continues to be the quarterback position.
And changing from one player that hasn't gotten it done to another player that hasn't gotten it done is basically praying that the improbable happens -- that one of them plays over his head for one day -- so Miami can maybe win a game.
So can you guys guess how I feel about the Dolphins need to acquire more quarterbacks -- yes plural -- next year? Yeah, I'm all for it. Even in the first round if necessary.