The Miami Dolphins have been a team that has had BAD management, BAD talent evaluation, and, let's be honest, BAD LUCK. Ever since free agency started and the infamous Marshall trade was plastered about in the media, us Dolphin supporters have been panicking like a sky diver who's chute doesn't deploy; and who can blame us, this Franchise has been nothing less than a unmitigated disaster since its halls were filled with the likes of Shula and Marino. Nevertheless, I feel as if our luck is turning; consider the approach and the events without an aqua and orange perspective for one minute, I realize its difficult.
First we strike out on Fisher, I will not speculate on whether bad management was the reason we did not land our man, but just like we identified a good coach in Harbaugh the Dolphins felt as if FISHER would be the right fit. In retrospect Fishers Defensive coordinator is facing a one year suspension and the Staff that has been built by Philbin is filled with experienced NFL minds. The Dolphins finally get a stroke of good luck.
Second, we whiff on Peyton; say what you will about Steven Ross, but the man is trying to please the fans and overcome 20 years of bad decisions and bad perceptions. Who can blame Ross for wanting Peyton, he would sell tickets and make the Dolphins an immediate contender. THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO BUILD A FRANCHISE, the best teams usually develop players IN HOUSE, nurturing there skills to fit a particular system. Peyton is an old dog that would require a new coaching staff to take a step back and allow Peyton to be Peyton. That is not a sustainable program and it would begin to develop bad habits with offensive skill position players once Peyton is sipping margaritas during retirement.The fact that we now have to either acquire a free agent that has been developed by this same coaching staff or draft one to develop, is a blessing only possible without the great Manning.
Third the Brandon Marshall trade, people you have to relax, Marshall was good not great. Again, you build a franchise developing your own players. Marshall was never a Dolphin, never a team player, and would never fit into an offense in which its number one premise is to spread the ball with precision rout running. He was not a good route runner and probably the most selfish Dolphin to ever wear the uniform. Furthermore, the idea that a great Wide-out can not be had in the draft is short sided. Marshall himself was drafted in the 4th round, The great Jennings in the 2nd round, Victor Cruz not drafted, etc.. The Green bay packer Offense is supplemented by players that were ALL DRAFTED by the franchise, No skill player on that offense was a free agent or even a first round pick besides Rodgers.
Luck is finally shinning on the Dolphins, simply because FATE is leading them in the right direction. Once this team starts to develop and show improvement, the right path will be lit by the brightest light of them all, winning.