the Miami Dolphins. While Miami has given
them plenty of firepower over the last 20 years, they aren’t as bad as they
claim them to be. Put it this way, they
aren’t the Cleveland Browns.
offseason. Teams are put under a
microscope by so called “experts”. Their
topics range from player additions, subtractions, coaching changes, uniforms, over hyping the draft, etc. etc.
Allow us to play devil’s advocate.
6-10. Yes Landry, Suh, Pouncey, etc. are
household names, but they were a part of a team that ranked towards the bottom
of the league in offensive and defensive categories.
signed some talent to help offset the losses.
For years, Miami’s front office treated Free Agency as a trip to Bloomingdale’s. Nowadays, they are
bargain shopping at Walmart. Smart teams
find players to fit their system.
Players like Amendola, Wilson, Sitton, Kilgore, Frank Gore, & Spence aren’t the flashy names, but fit what Miami is trying to do going forward.
Pittsburgh, went about free agency as an opportunity to add depth to their
roster. Bill Polian preached this while in Buffalo, Carolina, and Indy. If the team thought a player were a missing piece, they went after them. But, the key pieces were already in
place. They didn’t force the square peg into
the round hole.
to Denver, etc. etc. were players added to put that team over the
top. New England often balks at the idea
of overpaying for players. Smart.
Build through the draft.
and got what some would consider a top 3 prospect. Rumors that Miami was in LOVE with this QB
class proved to be wrong. Chicago
offered Miami the 8th pick in return for the 11th overall
& a 4th rd pick. Josh
Rosen was still on the board.
with talent. Miami picked up their
version of Jimmy Graham with the pick of Mike Gesicki. A 6’6” former basketball player TE who is an
While some will argue Tannehill is not what Miami needs, none of the
2018 draftees are beating him out of the starting spot.
Tannehill had a career year in 2016, and was having a nice training camp
before reinjuring that knee.
First, he never had the initial surgery.
He basically tore the ligament completely while scrambling in camp. This is the same QB that started EVERY game 2012-2016.
Uh, this happens in the NFL.
Luck has only played in 48% of games since
2015. Rodgers (Broken Collarbone), Wentz
(ACL Tear), Watson (ACL Tear) have all missed significant time due to
“Experts” won’t dare call
them injury prone.
lot of people going into 2018. Injuries
change the course of the NFL landscape every year. Teams with depth find ways to overcome. Despite churning their roster in
2018, Miami is better than 30th in the league. Reason? Smart acquisitions and depth.
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