Yes, I know this is being posted a little later than usual, but I just got back from a Bruce Springsteen concert (which was amazing as usual) and am exhausted. Without further ado, let's see what the power rankings look like this week for our struggling Dolphins.
Get ready to read Beck's name in most of these power ranking comments. Just like the fans, the national media seems to be wondering when we get to see this kid.
-CBS Sports: 32
That's 2 Beck mentions. My question about this one, though, is why wouldn't the Dolphins be battling? They're paid professionals. If they stop battling, then we have to question everyone, from players to coaches to ownership.
-FOX Sports: 32
Now that's not true. Have they heard about Ronnie Brown? He's certainly given us something to cheer about. We're watching this kid grow up before our very eyes this year. Don't forget: he's leading the NFL in yards from scrimmage. Not too shabby!
-Yahoo! Sports: 31 (Jason Cole) & 31 (Charles Robinson)
Robinson: Now that they're sitting at 0-5, what do the Dolphins have to lose? They might as well start rookie John Beck and see what they've got for next season (or whether they are going to have to spend their latest top 5 pick on a quarterback).
I agree with Robinson, but I wouldn't say they are going to see what they have in Beck so they know what to do in the draft. Say he struggles. Is that a reason to draft a QB in round 1? No way. A rookie is bound to struggle early on. As long as he looks halfway decent, you don't even think about drafting a QB in round 1.
-Sporting News: 32
I've lost count, but I think that's 5 Beck mention so far. Getting the message, Cam?
Just ask Jason Taylor.
-Football Locks: 32
Finally, somebody brings up Ronnie and how he's been a beast!
-NFL Report: 32
I suppose that's the idea, at least for now. Ugh!
Average Ranking: 31.5
Well that was fun, wasn't it? I need sleep now. Oh, and be sure to check out VH1 classic all day as they are doing 24 hours of Bruce Springsteen coverage!!