Stephen Ross is no dummy (choose your adjective), he does not invest for immediate results. Fools do that -see Snyder, xx, xx. He’s made his cash cow over the long term. As I (properly) fanshotted previously, this muck draft is about the future. The devil is in the details but the concept remains the same. Trade back. all the way to next year (and beyond?). As an aside, fan patience doesn’t matter, here. Not in the Rosster Plan. Btw, Ross works out of New York. Do you really think he understands impatience and attitude? Yes, I think you do.
Announcing the Rosster Plan:
At the draft commencement Stephen Ross plans 500 million dollar (or choose your own number, mega million winners) upgrade to “Robbie-Ross Stadium.”
So entering 2013 with eight picks derived from the 2012 fire sale plus any 2014 picks Ireland (gag) can weasel and the Phins are in total rebuild. Arguably, the anger of many fans is palpable but fairly placated by maybe enough who can see the vision (media frenzy notwithstanding) of the business model moving forward.
Into 2014. The Phins are a midland team at best. And they still have a goodly portion in salary cap thanks to rookie wage scale. Enough to acquire a coupla few high end FA needs and positioned to grab talent to dare I say, by trading back. Now the Rosster Plan hits overdrive. In free agency, sign or restructure all worthy Dolphins to a minimum two year deal or trade them for draft day one starters.
It’s 2015. The Dolphins are being compared to the ’71 team. With a newly revamped stadium taking form and a 2016 draft for filling holes or projects.
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