After these two weeks of Super Bowl coverage, it's tough not to wonder ... will Miami ever be "Super" again?
The question is two-fold. Will the franchise ever return to dominance in the AFC. This one's tough to figure, looking around the league it seems that teams are finding success with the spark of successful college coaches, Harbaugh, Carroll and even Kelly. Denver got it done with adding a QB who simply won't accept failure. Note that we had two of those guys on our rebuild radar, and both said no thank you. Add to that the latest collapse with the GM search, how many passed on the job ...? Simply because of the hierarchy and structure, predetermined by ownership. Sadly, I think that or team has began to pale.
And second, the location. Have we seen the last Super Bowl played in south Florida? Other franchises have accepted the gauntlet of building billion-dollar palaces in order to be rewarded with a Super Bowl. The commissioner is upfront about it. In his eyes, the NFL flagship event should be in only the newest, nicest places ... after all, it reflects the brand. Ownership devised a plan of adding an elaborate roof system along with other upgrades that would help to lure the big game back, and maybe pickup some large soccer events as well. But the league once again said no. Miami, you're really yesterday's news. Call us when you've got something prettier, younger, and fancier to offer.
Laugh if you want, but I think it's within reason that this franchise could be uprooted and sold to another suitor. And it might not be a domestic suitor, given the NFLs interest in broadening the brand. Without strong, energized, and motivated ownership in Miami, we're a derelict ... and ripe for the picking.