> After watching our #1 wideout, the right side of
> the line, and various holes on defense pop up, I
> am finding little light at the end of the off
> season tunnel. I usually browse and read these
> forums lately while refraining from posting as of
> late due to lack of time. However, I'd like to get
> everyone's opinion. What are people's expectations
> for this season?
> Having a new coach and new system in place makes
> this officially a rebuilding year for the Phins in
> my opinion. Our two current options pre draft at
> QB are Matt Moore (career backup who proved
> servicable going 6-6 last year in his "career
and Garrard, whose been out of the game
> since 2010. In an era where you either have a good
> QB or GTFO, that QB roster gives me a case of the
> gags and pukes. With no deep threat defenses will
> again be stacking the line against Bush, ala
> pre-Marshall years. It seems that my beloved
> Dolphins have taken a huge step back in talent
> this year, and have hit the reset button on the
> coaching staff. Losing Nolan in my opinion, while
> I understand is inevitable with the regime change,
> is one if not the biggest loss this year.
> The draft? Oh the draft. The opinions and polls
> have us taking the Agies QB Tannehill. He's a 1-2
> year project. I'm sorry but if you spend the #8
> pick on someone who can't make an immediate impact
> on your franchise, you need to have your head
> examined. I'm not pitching the idea of drafting a
> QB post 1st round either. That ship has sailed on
> this franchise many times over and I for one will
> vomit if we draft a QB in the 2nd round again.
> In short, the team is full of holes, we've got a
> new coach and no QB. This year in my opinion needs
> to be used as the foundation year for our next 5-7
> years to come after this year. Build up your
> talent with fresh young talent in 3-5 year
> contracts and work your way into some sort of
> position to acquire a QB that has the moxie to
> take you into the playoffs. At least with the
> talent to have a "punchers chance" postseason.
> What say you board? What do you expect from the
> beloved franchise this year? Will they go for
> Tannehill? What's our record?
Not exactly sure where you are coming from on your assessment.
One paragraph you are saying that anyone who takes a QB at 8 (who you say is projected to be a 1-2 round guy), they need to have their head examined.
Then in another paragraph, you say use this year's draft to build for the next 5-7 years. With Miami not having a "real" QB, then shouldn't QB be a choice? I know you will probably come back with "draft a QB in the later rounds," but how far has that gotten Miami? They are still looking for that #1 guy.
Tanney has had nothing but positives said about him from just about every draft guru, former GMs, analysts, scouts, etc. So, if Miami needs to build for the upcoming years, wouldn't Tanney fit in that scheme?
And I agree with Chyren that all you have to do is read the numerous posts here and you will see where this fan base is leaning.