Andre Johnson recently stated that the Dolphins were his first choice of teams to sign with, but Miami never reached out to him. As many of our regular readers know, we’re not real big on spending big money on free agent receivers.
You need to look no further than New England, who are perennial winners no matter who Tom Brady throws to. Name me one WR that New England drafted in the last 10 years? I can’t think of one. Name me one big name WR that the Pats signed as a free agent? Not a one….unless you count Danny Amendola.
Could Andre Johnson have been a difference maker? In this case, it might have been worth the risk. For a few million more than aging Greg Jennings, we coulda had a stud playmaker to make up for the loss of Mike Wallace. So we’re 50-50 on this missed opportunity.
On one hand, we don’t like signing WRs, but on the other, Johnson is a special talent and certainly worth a shot, especially for a man who really wanted to come play here.
We are curious about what other Dolfans think of Reshad Jones. More often than not, other Dolphin publications list him up there with Brent Grimes as a star of the defense. After those two guys, everyone else in the secondary is generally considered so-so.
Unfortunately, we feel that Grimes stands alone, and Jones should be considered in with the so-so group.
Can you name me one impactful play that Jones contributed the last few years? Other than his drug suspension, I can’t think of anything he did last year. Or the year before. I don’t know why he gets grouped in with Grimes as a potential Pro Bowler. Jones has 10 interceptions in 5 years as a Dolphin. I realize that safeties don’t get as many INT chances as CBs do, but still. I just don’t see Jones as having his breakout season yet. Hope it comes soon.
If you follow our comment boards, you know the debate rages on about Ryan Tannehill, his toughness, and his accuracy. Can we all at least agree on one thing…can we agree that his wife is hot?
Some commenters brought up Dan Marino’s poor performance in playoff games. We cannot argue with the end results of those games. But those of us old enough to remember some of those games see things a bit differently.
Marino had some poor games, but his teammates were abysmal.
Take the San Francisco Super Bowl for example. Number One, it was a home game for the 49ers, the only time in Super Bowl history where a team got to play in its own back yard. Dolphins were doomed from the start.
Number two, All-Pro punter Reggie Roby shanked his punts all day long. Am I seriously blaming a punter for a Super Bowl loss? YES!
Really, read the box scores and the writeups on this game. Read Roby’s own admission about how he blew the game. Worst game of his life on the biggest stage.
San Fran had field position the entire game thanks to Roby. Among the worst chokes in Super Bowl history, right up there with Pete Carroll.
Then there was the 1985 Dolphins, who would have beaten the Bears in the Super Bowl. But they never made it past the AFC title game thanks to all the Dolphin RBs fumbling all day long. Joe Carter, Tony Nathan, and Lorenzo Hampton–among others–decided to give the Pats the ball all day long. Seriously, three different running backs…and all three fumbled. SIX turnovers that day. Not all Marino’s fault.
All Marino’s playoff games vs. the Bills? Blame our shoddy defense in that era, not Marino.