What should the Dolphins decision makers take into consideration when anticipating the teams future, or more importantly their future? There is a prevailing thought that by playing it safe in the 2011 draft and addressing specific needs they will solidify their team to such a point that it would make them immediate contenders, and ultimately, job security. Nevertheless, with limited draft picks, the lockout, and the Patriots consuming the draft with their championship influence, that is a practical impossibility. Lets face it, this team is FAR from being contenders, because as we strengthen our team through the draft, a better drafting team is strengthening their team at an exponentially faster rate, and they have the most important position in the sport Ironed out. That strategy has no future and will eventually get this regime fired.
How can this regime survive another season in which they do not make the playoffs? By developing a future, by convincing the fan base and the owner that their is light at the end of mediocrity, by finding a player that can transcend the game and put a team on his shoulders for years to come, by drafting a GREAT QB. Drafting a QB will buy them one more year of leniency, Drafting a GREAT QB will vindicate their operation. In the NFL their is NO FUTURE for teams without a QB, and with limited draft choices you need to select the position that most significantly changes the game. You draft a great QB and you immediately become a contender for a DECADE!!
I'm not a draft guru, in fact I believe no one is, drafting is like hitting a baseball, the greats fail 70% of the time. This is why Belishick accumulates draft picks, he understands whats important, plate appearances. Belishick also has the luxury of a Hall of Fame QB. I am not going to suggest who that QB should be, but if I were the Dolphins I would scour the earth for him, because that unknown player holds the key to this regimes and ultimately this franchises future.
Oh and Henne is not a viable option going forward.
Vote: Henne Suck 2011