Dennis Hickey is out as the Dolphins’ GM, making me slowly start to believe just how chaotic the inner workings of this team truly are.
The bottom line is this: What did Hickey do wrong in his two seasons?
His acquisitions of Suh and Kenny Stills were excellent, and his drafting of Landry, Parker, J’wuan James, and others have a ton of upside. There is no way that Hickey bears any responsibility for Philbin/Campbell/Lazor/Zac benching Lamar Miller every time he gets red hot.
Is it Hickey’s fault that we run 94% of our plays from the predictable 4-wide set? No.
Did Hickey call timeouts to help the opponents? Did Hickey refuse to try for a touchdown every time we had 4th and inches? Did Hickey blow assignments, forget snap counts, and give away All Pros like Vontae Davis and Brandon Marshall? No no no no and no/.
HIckey is not without fault. But it is stupid to scapegoat this guy. Dolphin fans were never really calling for his head. We are mostly neutral on this decision. The only ones happy are Mike Tannenbaum and Dawn Aponte, who have one less opponent in their never-ending power struggle against each other, all while Stephen Ross appears to look the other way.