I have been a hardcore Dolphin fan for the better part of 28 years, an avid student of the game for 20 years; I saw the dolphins get screened to death in AFC championship game, get runed over by Natron Means, get pushed around by Denver, and embarrassed by Jacksonville. I have seen a disturbing trend being born, nourished, and become a organizational philosophy. The Dolphins simply do not pick, or develop play makers, specifically on offense.
They will have you believe... That Sean Smith is a pro bowl talent, but if you really start to evaluate his production you begin to see glaring inconsistencies. 1.) he doesn't produce turnovers. Out of the top ten highest paid corners ALL of them had more int's than Sean Smith at this point in their careers. In fact, Joe Haden had more Int's his rookie year than Seans Whole career. 2.) He is an awful zone defender, which could explain why he has so few turnovers, most Int's by corners come off of Zone coverage or breakout routes.
They will have you believe... That Left Tackle should be a corner stone to an offense.
Chad Clifton 44th overall*
William Beatty 60th overall
Jermon Bushrod 125th overall
Max Starks 75th overall
David Diehl 160th overall
Tarik Glenn 19th overall*
Marvel Smith 38th overall
Matt Light 48th overall
Matt Light 48th overall
Roman Oben 66th overall
These are the last 10 starting tackles for the last 10 super bowl winners. Only two were pro bowlers, and only one was picked in the first round. I like Jake Long, but he hasn't won a playoff game, he's always injured, and he plays a position that doesn't decide the outcome of a game. How many millions have we invested on this commodity only to see it devalue and leave without return. Jake Long has been a BAD investment.
They will have you believe... That Reggie Bush is a legitimate running back. Lets be realistic Reggie Bush is a good player on a BAD team hungry for big plays. Nevertheless, he is inconsistant, doesn't hit holes with authority, rarely breaks tackles, and loses yardage at a disturbing clip. Furthermore, he plays a position in which a rookie can come in and be successful immediately.
They will have you believe.. That Ryan Tannehill will be a legitimate QB in the NFL. Maybe he will be, but sorry the numbers reflect a different reality. He is bottom thirty in three important qb statistics, TD's 8 (`30st) QB Rating 72.5 (33rd) Completion percentage 57.3% (30). He is by far the worse QB out of the top 4 Rookie class. Lets hope he is the next best thing, but dont count on it.
FIRE IRELAND NOW!!