Word out of Miami is that Kong Suh will be the latest casualty in Stephen Ross’s disgusting purge of all the Dolphins’ best players.
Suh is the latest Pro Bowler to get discarded by the inept decisionmakers in Davie. Fellow All Pros Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry got the axe already. After giving Ajayi away, the Dolphins doubled-down on that mistake by getting rid of Landry too. Today, the triple-down was announced. The three best Dolphins are now gone.
Who is our best player now? Who is nearest to becoming a Pro Bowler?
There will be idiots out there who say that losing Suh is a good move because it frees up cap space. Yes, it frees up cap space. But it takes away an All Pro defender who’s among the best at his position in the league. It forces us (once again) to draft interior defensive linemen. Yesterday, we didn’t even need to look at any defensive tackle prospects in the draft. Today, we must draft at least 2. Horrible.
The Dolphins are in far worse shape now than a year ago. Than month ago. Than yesterday.
Ahh, but we have more cap space. Cap space. Yes, and that money goes into signing rookies and free agents who no one else wants. You don’t get quality players with a few bucks you save by cutting quality players. Cap space doesn’t fill the gap on a goal line stand. Cap space doesn’t fight for that extra yard when you’re desperate for a late first down.
I’m not a big fan of Armando at the Herald, but he had an interesting tidbit Friday about a current Dolphin player who texted him after the Landry trade. The player texted along the lines of “team management keeps making it harder for us players.” Indeed they do.
When management consistently takes away vital players in order to save a few bucks, that is certainly making harder. The word is that Miami wants to create a new culture, so Suh had to go. But just what culture are they going for?
It all goes to show you that the Dolphins are more concerned with finances and celebrity owners. Winning is not even on their horizon.