So Is This It?

Question mark - images.aolIs the Miami Dolphins fan base to believe that this is it?  Fridays’ jumpin and jivin’ frantic free agency signing is all there is?  What gives?  Did the Phins blow 40 million dollars in the span of one afternoon?  Are we supposed to be happy with the news today that oft injured Yeremiah Bell has resigned?  Seriously Jeff, seriously Bill, Is this it?

I don’t mind getting beaten by the Jets for Calvin Pace, that was insane money and the Jets are going to have some financial issues in the near future.  I’m not upset that the Bills have visited with Bryant Johnson or that Randy Moss was never an option.  None of that bothers me.  I’m a fan, and as such, I would like to know whats next on the agenda?

Three days ago, I was hollering it up, loved the direction, loved the signings, they made perfect football sense.  I was a little down on Saturday with the Jason Taylor trade talk, but understood it and actually was intrigued by the prospect of possibly getting 2nd and 4th round picks for him, then of course that was taken away on Sunday with Bill Parcells saying that “Miami is not trading Jason Taylor”.  Great, thanks.  Jason should go elsewhere and have a shot at a ring.  Glad to hear you want to handcuff him.  Monday came and the biggest news was not who Miami signed, but instead, who they didn’t.  Well, I understand that there is a degree of secrecy in the process, but to be honest, I’m starting to feel like some dudes high-school prom date…and that sucks.  You can read into that what you want.

Still 8 players have joined the roster and although each make complete sense, I want more.  Where are the visits from free agents?  Surely the trifecta we call Tony, Bill, and Jeff have not bowed their heads into the draft papers and started working on who they are going to take in the draft with number 1.  Have they?

Come on guys, no one expects the Phins to blow 40 million dollars this off-season, but there are needs on this team and players out there that can fill them, even for cheap.  Ben Utecht comes to mind.  The Indy TE can be had for free and is likely better than anything we have on our roster right now. 

What this tells me is two things.  That Parcells and Ireland don’t see a serious need at TE or at guard, or left tackle, or at cornerback, or at safety, or for that matter wide receiver.  2, it tells me that maybe there is something at play here in the trade market for that 1st pick. 

What if we do trade with Atlanta for that 3 spot and Hall?  Well, we just filled a big need at the CB spot.  With Will Allen on the opposite side, I can handle that.  What if we then traded down with Dallas from the 3 spot?  Marion Barber?  Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Fassano?  All 3?  Who knows…but I do know I can live with that.

The weekend came to a close with nothing.  Monday came and went and the most interesting news was the fact that Parcells requested game film of Matt Ryan…a league no-no.  YAWN! 

Free agency will swing all month and there will likely be a signing here or a signing there, but what they need to realize is that this fan base has endured the garbage upon garbage of garbage over the last 10 years.  We want more of Friday.  We really just want something…anything.  A scheduled visit would be nice, but 3 days?  Come on guys…give us something fun.  Yeremiah Bell is not it.  We want someone who actually hasn’t been a part of this failed mess. 

You could have at least given us JT.  Speculation, anticipation, anger, all are driven by emotions.  Now, we can’t even look toward the next signing.  Right now we would be happy with one good rumor about someone who’s agent says he might come to Miami to visit…or might not.

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