As I consider it in summary, I like that everything seems to make sense so far in terms of the folks you listed. Makes sense to keep Ogbah & MG (at least for 1 yr). Makes huge sense to upgrade OL and also to bring in WR, RB/FB & QB that can hopefully integrate into his system.
My concerns (and they're not massive):
- quite a bit of injury history among the new adds
- not sure of what to think of the many re-signs outside of Ogbah & MG. On one hand, will likely maintain some consistency in familiarity. On the other hand, sometimes it can lead to a little complacency.
Obviously, later FA and the draft will continue to shape the team, but my primary concern now is what the coaching staff can do with the talent assembled. I'm optimistic, but the AFC is tough and our schedule won't be so kind, I imagine, as it was last year.
I'd say that it has probably been since the days of Wannstedt that I have seen this many blue-chip or potentially blue-chip players on the same Dolphins team, and I actually think we could have more right now if some of our key young players continue to develop.
Then: Ricky Williams, Madison, Surtain, ZT & JT with Chambers and McMichael and most of our OL players being above average.
Now: Armstead, Hill and Howard are legit blue-chippers. I believe Waddle & Holland have legit near-term blue chip potential and Ogbah and Gisecki have been top 10 in their positions pretty reliably the past couple years.
While I think the elite-ness of the very best players on the team then was better than today's collection, I think the overall talent of the non-elite is better today.
Very interested to see what the coaching staff can do with this mix and what Tua can or cannot do with this collection of skill players and what looks to be a much-solidified OL.
I agree I haven't bought a Jersey since Tannehills first season here. (old logo)
My boys each got a Landry Jersey. But we haven't had a face for the franchise or anyone worth it since.
Giesicki didn't sign so I'm not investing in a guy that may sign elsewhere. OGBAH is a definite possibility. Hill just signed today but I can hear them firing up the presses and pumping those out soon enough. This group has the potential to be great.