Defense is set, offense ain't.
Honestly, I am real happy with the defensive signings Miami has made with Kevin Burnett, Jason Taylor and adding depth with Ronald Fields. Now, Usi Umienyora is on the radar for Miami too. Now, I would love seeing Usi in aqua and orange but we don't need him. I would rather spend the money towards our offense. We have to get another receiver in my opinion, like Braylon Edwards. Edwards would come cheap and he won't make the money he made while he was with the Browns and Jets. Also, they need to find a pass-catching tight end, a guy like Kevin Boss. Edwards alongside Marshall and Bess in the slot would make this receiving corps very threatening, if it wasn't already. Or another scenario is to get back to the Kyle Orton sweepstakes. I have been following Omar Kelly on Twitter and he said that he will only tweet the good stuff about Henne but after 4 practices, he has not tweeted a lot of positive on Henne.
Don't get me wrong here but I would love Miami to keep adding depth on to the defense to make it to the top but the only thing that separated our defense from being to the top ladt year in my opinion was the inability to force turnovers. That is the only thing that lacks within our defense and a guy like Umenyiora would certainly help in the forced fumbles territory. Free Agency did start on Friday and as a fan I got to be patient but all the names that Miami wanted or should've pursued are going off the board, like Zach Miller, Ahmad Bradshaw. We have bigger holes to fill with another tight end, depth to the offensive line, a running back to go along with Daniel Thomas and maybe get back to acquiring Kyle Orton. Hartline is one of our more underrated players but Edwards would be an upgrade and would limit the pressure off Marshall and keep the double-teaming off of him. After watching Bradshaw, Benson, Ronnie Brown go off the board, its coming to a certain fact that a possibloe Ricky return is looming. Reggie Bush is more of a pass-catching running back then a regular running back. Our O-line is our biggest problem but Miami is acting as if the defensive line needs more depth. Our resigning of Tony McDaniel was awesome, him and Soliai were just forces in stopping the run but too bad other opposing teams knew how to stop our game as much as Soliai and McDaniel did. Carey is injury-prone, slow and is not the Pro-Bowler he was a few years ago but is still somewhat valuable. If he does not accept a paycut, Miami should cut him. I think Mike Puncey at guard would be a better choice and a more experienced centerman should be brought in, a guy like Shaun O'Hara. Kevin Boss brings two things: his hands and his ability to block downfield.
Like I said before, I love the signings Miami made so far but it now time to turn to the offensive side of the ball. Our defense is set and ready to dominate. Our offense is still looking at repeating what it did last year and Miami cannot let that happen. Ireland's job is on the line and so is Sparano's and in order to keep it, they have to get more aggressive and stop being conservative.
Oh and one more thing, after reading the breakdown of 7-on-7 in the Sun-Sentinnel blog, why do I feel like our Week 1 starter could be Pat Devlin?