First things first let me say that this is my first post on here, but w.e il just cut straight to it, Tony Sparano has to go as head coach, how does someone whos specialty is the OL, create such a terrible OL, and keep his job. Its like if i was a dentist and decided to take out your 2 front teeth and just leave you with a gapped tooth smile, I mean our ST was terrible and we fired the coach who was responsible for putting it together, now our biggest problem is OL so it only makes sense that we fire the man who messed it up.
Think about it fellow phinsiders.. How do you have a power running oriented offensive mentality when you cant run the ball? How do you expect Henne to be a good qb when he only has two receivers going out on routes because he has to call max protection? if the offensive line cant run block or pass block where the hell do you expect us to get offensive production from??? The run opens up the pass and the pass opens up the run, if you can't do one it makes you one dimensional. Now if you ask me where our biggest needs are on the O-line, i would have to say guard and center, I can understand letting smiley go and replacing him with incognito, but letting jake grove go was a mistake, berger is a good backup at best, and donald thomas would have made a good compliment to john jerry, instead of mcquistan. Il give my opinion on how to fix the phins after the jump.
First off, we need to address the OL in free agency, i would love to see us pick up mankins. I know hes expensive but its worth it to have the best left side in football. I would trade back my first round pick in order to pick up a second and draft stefen wisniewski C/G out of penn state and in the second round take the best available running back hopefully mikel leshoure from illinois will still be there, and then take leonard hankerson WR from the U in the 3rd and a fast pass catching tight end in the 4th.
Now i know many of you are calling for the head of chad henne, but let me just say that the robot deserves at least another year with an offensive coordinator that can run an offense relative to this century.
Another thing that makes my blood boil is how pathetic the environment of dolphins stadium or joe robbie or landshark or whatever they decide to call it this year (it will always be pro player to me) is. I mean its like a vacation for the opposing team, this orange carpet, b list celebrity, "hey this is fergie, phins up!" BS needs to GO. We went 1-6 at home and im guessing its gonna be 1-7 after we play the lions, but think about it how do you expect to get your players and fans pumped up when your playing Marc Anthony??? Where the hell does Marc Anthony, JLO and Fergie= football? ill tell you where.. Dolphins Stadium thats where.. Its pathetic i feel like im in disney world when i go to phins games.
NEW COACH NEW STADIUM MENTALITY NEW OC NEW OL and NEW RB and a few complimentary players and we should be good enough to at least make a playoff run next year.
as for this year at least we can still root for the HEAT, and any team playing against the JESTS and Patriots.