The free agency period officially begins tomorrow in the NFL and the Miami Dolphins seem to be one of the odd teams out when it comes to acquiring new talent. That is because they are too busy getting rid of everyone they have.
With the trade of Jarvis Landry and the impending release of Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins are sellers this offseason rather than buyers as in previous years. I guess they figured the buying hasn’t worked, so maybe try the opposite? And with moves like Sammy Watkins signing with Kansas City and Kase Keenum shipping off to Denver, amongst others, the question must be asked, what’s the plan down here?
With the current situation presented as it currently is, what’s the Phins next move? Well if you trust Adam Gase, (and I don’t), it’s all about a culture change with Miami. His vision and attitude did not match the departed players. Including Ajayi. Oh, excuse me, I should say Super Bowl champion Jay Ajayi. And so far, all that vision looks like is that of a rebuilding phase. Which let’s face it, is where they are heading.
I got news for you Gase, you don’t have the luxury of the time it takes to complete a rebuilding phase. If Gase is going be around in 2019 (which I hope he’s not because he’s the problem here), then Miami needs to get better now. The fact of the matter is, when it comes to Gase, he’s just another version of Joe Philbin and Tony Sporano. Coordinators and assistant coaches who should have stayed in that role.
As far as the next plausible move for Miami?…It’s the draft baby. The Phins will have to start this new phase in the draft, of which they have 8 picks after the Jarvis Landry trade. If they want to try and make a splash so to speak, then Baker Mayfield is the name they should be targeting at the 11 pick. Because let’s face it, if it’s rebuild time, then you have to start at QB.