This headline could affect the dolphins in a couple of ways. personally, i kind of like the idea of the dolphins trading for Palmer. (for the right price of coarse) but here'sthe thing, if another QB needy team makes a play on Palmer, that could free up a potential first roundQB for the dolphins. with many of the first 14 teams draft ahead of miami needing a QB, Palmer is an attractive pick up. lets list some of the available QB's out there. C.Palmer, D. Mcnabb, K. Orton, K.Kolb, V. Young. thats5 potential QB that other teams could pick up, leaving 5 potential 1st round QB's on the board for miami at # 15. those potential 1st round QB include J. Locker, R. Mallet, B. Gabbert, C. Newton.
Its highly unlikely that all 4 QB's are picked in the top 20. (assuming that a few teams satisfy their QB need via FA) if Miami wanted to trade down into the mid 20's to recoup there 2nd round pick. i think at least 1 of the 4 rookies would be available to them. Although i wouldnt mind if maim picked up one of the available free agent QB's. I think drafting one and spending the money on FA at other positions, is a better idea.
with several needs in offense i would really like to see the phins, sign L. Mankins to sure up the O-line, make a bid on either S. Holmes or B. Edwards and make our decent recieving core a Dangerous one. pick up a pass catching explosive type rb, L. Washington or R. Bush come to mind. resign Ronnie to an incentive laden 3 year deal. and find a faster TE that can get beyond opposing LB.
i know the chance of Miami filling all these needs with star type players is slim, but a combination of them could be exciting for us as fans. how do you guys think Miami should approach this off-season? There is a definite "win now" mantality creeping into the front office. I know the jets just lost the AFC championship game, (which i was very happy to witness) but, look at the weapons they brought in last off-season, i would say that the money they spent was worth it, even if it means leeting some guys go after failing to win the " Big Ticket ". I dont think the Jets will have any problems selling out all their home games next season.
P.S. Nahmdi Osmaugh is also going to be available to the highest bidder.....Pipe dreams....I know.....but I'm just say'n