First of all, the ideas I'm going to throw out at you are just that, ideas. Before we head into the meat of this post, I want you to know our future personnel will depend much on our next coaching staff, so keep that in mind. We all know that this offseason will have no interruptions of work stoppages and will culminate with a full session of training camp.That being said, I want you to just take a deep breath and think before you react to what I'm about to say. Okay, are you ready? Jake Long will be one of the best RT in football next season and John Jerry will become an elite LT. Crazy huh? Why do that? Because Jake Long is the pillar of our OL, but his health will depend on this move and with him tutoring Jerry for the LT position during training camp, it should make for a smooth transition and the making of one of the best OL in the NFL. I know many of you all is still not feeling such a move but lets keep going, because as Long and Jerry toils away, our FO is busy talking to Ben Grubbs and Carl Nicks, 2 of the best OG's available this offseason via free agency. Securing either would give our offense the soldiers we need to win in the trenches. So our OL has Jerry at LT, Grubbs or Nicks at LG, Pouncey at Center, Incognito, RG(been Jake's sidekick for awhile) and Jake Long at RT.
Now that our OL has been revamped, lets look at our defense. In 2012, I see the possibility of the Dolphins converting back to a 4-3 defense mainly because we can dump the almost 12.4 mil Soliai is receiving. This move along allows us to pursue one of the most up and coming DEs in the league and his name is Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions. With Odrick and Starks manning the tackles, Jason Taylor and Avril will bring the heat needed to harrass QBs each Sunday. Our linebacking corp will have Burnett and Wake on the outside with Dansby anchoring the middle. McDaniel and Alama Francis will supply needed depth on our DL, along with a late round pick in the draft as Misi and ST players back up the LBs. Our secondary remains intact with Bell returning for probably an encore season, but I think the fins should target 49er's FS, Dashon Goodson or Madieu Williams, as both are formidable players available in FA and will solidify our secondary.
As you know, to become a player, you must release some players. In addition to Soliai, say farewell, to Langsford, Merling, Carey, Will Allen, Tyrone Culver, and Chris Clemmons. This will give the fins almost $20mil to effectively upgrade in FA and allow them to draft with a purpose. With young guns like Jimmy Wilson, Nolan Carroll, and Rashad Jones lurking in the shadows, the future of our secondary looks promising. Now that our free agents are on board and our map to 2012 is laid out, it is now time for the draft. First of all, I would like to sign and trade Henne for a 2nd round pick and I think the Seahawks will be more than willing and wouldn't be surprised to see the Browns nibble on this bait. I'm going to go out on a limb but I think the Dolphins grab RG3 in the first with Barkley going to the skins, draft order will be paramount as to which one lands where. Having 2 picks in the 2nd, personally I will grab TE, Dwayne Allen(Clemson) and Barrett Jones, OT(Alabama) in this round. Round 3 will have us picking up 6-4, 220lb, 4.4 speed, Dwight Jones(UNC). He is really a clone of Hakeem Nicks but has the athleticism of Saints TE, Jimmy Graham, as Jones led his high school team in Burlington, NC to 2 basketball state championships. The 4th round has us picking up Marcus Zuservics, OT, out of Iowa. Rounds 5-7 will be used on best player available with emphasis on linebackers and defensive ends. Well, there you have it my fellow fins and I leave you to discuss this blueprint and our beginning journey to relevancy in next year's trek to the superbowl, so please FIRE AWAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!