Pat White in the CFL?

It seems to be a basic, understood opinion that Pat White’s days as a Miami Dolphin are numbered. The question is how long does Pat White have left?  And what about Pat White in the CFL?

He is not producing well in TC by all accounts and looked horrible last season (save a couple of up-the-middle runs) and did not complete a single pass.  Dan Henning chose to bring him in anyway on sensitive 3rd down situations which, to me seems like daring the devil.  The triad is keeping him in camp despite missing a couple of days to a “personal issue”.  Here is the problem -the production needs to rise and then all will change.  [Note: On review of this article, I've retracted statements made that were not in good judgment and clarified the opinion.  Apologies to any who felt it was in any way insensitive.]

It’s time to come to grips with the facts.  Time to wake up and smell the catfood.  This guy is just not NFL material and although we’ve been trying to believe, there just comes a time when one must be honest and admit they have a problem.  Only then can the healing begin.

Have we done this before?  Yes.  Think Gibril Wilson.  Think certain ex-Dolphin head coaches.  Heck, think Daunte Culpepper when we could have been watching Drew Brees as our QB here.

Look, people can make mistakes.  And I’m sure that the Triumvirate is not above make one here or there (again, think Gibril “Gerbil” Wilson who committed a penalty today in the Hall of Fame Game now that he plays for the Cincinnati Bengals).  It’s ok to fess-up and just admit that it happened.  Like realizing you never even liked the girl to begin-with or that honest is best with your parents after-all.  It’s just one of those things….  I’m with you there.

Let’s just let down our hair and admit it: this guy needs to go now and the faster, the better.  Can we even get a trade for him?  How about a 12th rounder?  Probably nothing.  Because guess what?  The rest of the league has no stake in pretending this guy can play.  And just try asking remuneration in a deal for Pat White.  Can you even imagine, say, the NY Giants picking up this guy?  Or even the Pittsburgh Steelers (who will struggle without Ben Rothlisburger)?

I think what we’ve got here is a player of some value though: to the Canadian Football League.  Think about it…makes some sense!  He can be exciting to watch and had lots of runs from scrimmage in College.  And the field is extra-wide in the CFL.  And the pursuit and defenses are not as quick and hard-hitting there.  He could be a Canadian hero!

-Bert Smith

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