Man, what a boring week.
But it could be worse. Last year at this time, there was no Dolphins news either…but we already knew we were doomed because Stephen Ross had given Joe Philbin the reigns for another year. This year, at least, we have some hope in Adam Gase.
I’m not a huge fan of the Gase hiring, but we can at least give him a chance. Last year at this time, we all knew we had no chance. The fans knew it. The players knew it. Only Ross and Philbin didn’t know it.
So this year is infinitely better, because we have one fairy-tale ingredient that was 100% missing last year: hope.
I think I’m going to be rooting for Denver after all. Something about the cocky Panthers is rubbing me the wrong way lately. Not just Cam Newton either. The kid from the Blind Side movie. Greg Olsen. Even Ted Ginn. I hope Denver puts them in their place. The thought of Gary Kubiak winning turns my stomach, but a year of Cam Newton as champion might hurt more.
So, reluctantly, Go Broncos!
I studied a few reports this week that said the Dolphins have no interest in drafting a QB. I think they should at least be open to it, especially in the later rounds. Knowing Miami, however, they’ll draft WRs with their first 3 picks and then D-tackles with the next 4 or 5. Nah, even Tannenbaum can’t be that bad, can he? I do believe that Ryan Tannehill can be effective, but there is no harm at all in giving him some competition in camp. I think it sends Tannehill a message if we draft a QB.
I see that Mr. Ross is back to his part-time job again: trying to get a Super Bowl for the City of Miami. Actually, owning the Dolphins is already his part-time job. One of many. He is far more concerned with his real estate, his Michigan boosting, his Miami City goodwill, his anti-bullying, etc. If he doesn’t start devoting more time to the Dolphins, they just might become a mediocre team under his watch.