I can’t say I’ll miss Brandon Marshall, but his trade to the Chicago Bears has me wondering about the Dolphins game plan. Clearly, new coach Joe Philbin does not want to inherit any headaches. However, if you’re trying to recruit one of the all-time great quarterbacks, why do you trade your best receiver ?
Maybe the Dolphins plan is to get a lot of fast young guys who can catch passes and go the distance. That’s the essence of the West Coast offense. I’m cool with that. But if your plan is to go young, then why are you chasing an OLD quarterback like Peyton Manning.
For the past several years, the Dolphins have been a team with dual agendas. They’re trying to win now…but they’re also re-building. You can’t do both.
Brandon Marshall said he wasn’t a diva, but once he got here, his diva-ness came out. He didn’t produce like the superstar the Dolphins paid him to be, and he could be a royal pain. I don’t blame them for lettin’ him go.
But what’s the alternative ? Should a Dolphin fan have hope for the present, or hope for the future ? Unless the team settles on a clear path, I’m afraid the answer will be…no hope at all.
Last year, when the Dolphins started miserably, some Dol-fans were actually happy. They wanted to “suck for Luck” so the team could once and for all get another franchise quarterback. They were willing to endure short term pain for long term gain.
The Dolphins messed that up by winning too much, pushing them down in the draft to where they will most likely get a nice player, but maybe not an impact one.
Fans who were glad to see them win a few games now are left wondering if the team is half bad, or half good. Being a bad team is rough. Being stuck on mediocre is even worse. So Dolphins…what’s the plan ? Tell us before more fans decide they simply don’t care.