Before I begin my journey into MADNESS, I will include a disclaimer. I Believe the Dolphins should approach this Draft and/or this offseason targeting a QB that can provide stability either in the short term or long term. I feel its the easiest way to assure long term success, or seasonal playoff appearances, ala Chad Pennington. Nevertheless, the cards don't appear to be turning favorably for the Dolphins, and another plan of attack needs to be considered and evaluated.
The Ravens, 49er approach (Serviceable QB, good running game, great Defense.) Now I know this is somewhat blasphemous talk to Dolphin fans that have endured this philosophy for years and believe me, as I type it, I cringe at the possibility. Nevertheless, bear with me as I see how far the rabbit hole goes.
The Ravens were third in points allowed this year; There QB posted an 80.9 QB rating, 20 TD's 12 Ints
AFC championship game. (Jets used this formula twice to get into the Conference Championship.)
The 49ers were second in points allowed this year; There QB posted an 90.7 QB rating, 17 TD's 5 Ints
NFC championship game
The Miami Dolphins were 6th in points allowed this year; There QB posted an 87.1 QB rating, 16 TD's 8 Ints
in 12 starts (he had 9 INT's total but one came in relief so I wont count it since he wasn't the starter and had no practices under his belt. )
As you can see the Dolphins are not that far away from formula, and if you average out Matt Moore's performance over the entire season his numbers would look something along the lines of 21TD's and 11Ints. Also, consider that he had no offseason, wasn't able to practice with the starters and was coming of a shoulder injury that sidelined him the year before; that's almost a whole year without any field action. Very few QB's would be able to perform under those conditions.
So as I take all this Data in, I come to one sobering realization, IF WE CAN'T get RGIII, we need solidify our Defense further and get them to be elite. Because lets face it, we are not outscoring Tom Brady anytime soon, WE NEED TO STOP HIM.