Pretty much anyone who follows the Dolphins agrees that the team needs to address a huge talent gap at linebacker. With Kiko Alonso being the pretty much the only guy to make plays last season, the Phins need to fill some spots.
While some teams are looking for LB depth, we’re looking for LB starters. I like Mike Hull a lot, but he must be underperforming in practice or something, because they don’t let him play much on game day. The LB need is grave, because our current guys weren’t able to provide run support, nor did they rush the passer effectively on blitzes, not could they cover anyone. LBs need to have at least one of those skill sets, and ours are lacking badly.
So with this dire need at linebacker, why am I reading so many reports that say the Dolphins need to draft a tight end? Are you serious? A tight end? Draft guru Todd McShay and several unnamed Dolphins personnel executives seem to be pushing this idea. And it’s a bad idea. A worrisome, horrible idea.
Tight end is not as important as linebacker. Tight ends are a dime a dozen. When Gronk got hurt, New England just plugged some new guy in. When Jordan Cameron got hurt, Dion Sims filled in. It’s among the easier positions to fill. No team loses games because their starting TE is unavailable. But they do lose games when you can’t stop the run, or the pass. And THAT is the Dolphins’ problem in a nutshell.
I turn it over to you readers…are you concerned about our current TE position? Should the Dolphins consider drafting offense again this year? What free agents excite you?