So the Miami Dolphins don’t have a tackle to back up Jake Long, if the rumors are true, won’t move to LT in the event that Long goes down. So with Tony Ugoh working out and earlier reports indicating that the veteran former Colt and second round pick had signed, the Dolphins now appear to be in need of some LT depth. Ugoh is apparently on a plane to Washington.
According to sources cited by Omar Kelly, the Dolphins want to wait and see what is going on with Jake Long first. Ummmmm, is it just me or do they not know that he is, ahem, injured? Ugoh may not be a future starter for the team but he is a back-up who was capable of covering Peyton Mannings’ blind side. So why wait?
The Dolphins are playing a very weird game here. Long is injured, the rest of the line is shrinking to the injured list and there has been only former Patriot center Eric Ghiaciuc. So Joe Berger now has a back-up. I am simply puzzled by the wait and see approach with Long. If he his injury turns out to be something that won’t effect his play or injury himself further, is it still not better to have a back-up ready to step in just in case it takes a turn for the worst?
The Dolphins coaches and management have been under the micro-scope all season and every move they make or don’t make is scrutinized to the “nth” degree. Still, that doesn’t excuse them from not making roster moves that actually make sense. Like finding a back-up for your injured franchise left tackle.
Perhaps Ugoh wanted way too much money. At least that would make sense because right now, not much does.