On the less abrasive, but most obvious of sides is the sheer fact that Kolb has been molded into a west coast offense QB. The Dolphins don’t run a west coast offense. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll doesn’t run a west coast offense. Daboll comes from the Cleveland Browns” href=”http://dawgpounddaily.com/” target=”_blank”>Cleveland Browns via the New York Jets” href=”http://thejetpress.com/” target=”_blank”>New York Jets via the Patriots – all of which do not run west coast offenses. Kolb would need to learn a different offense, not moving a mountain, but it’s something. Miami would be in better hands with Henne.
While the Dolphins are sure to pick up a QB in the draft, a starting QB for next season will come via free agency. That QB should be Denver Broncos” href=”http://predominantlyorange.com/” target=”_blank”>Denver Bronco Kyle Orton. Last season Orton had comparable numbers to Cassel in his last season with the Patriots with 1 less touchdown and 2 less interceptions. Regardless of the Bronco’s success last season, or lack thereof, Orton managed to put up big numbers. He is also going to come at a better price than Kolb and is in familiar territory with old wide receiver pal Brandon Marshall.
Kolb is not worth a first round pick. Kolb is not even worth an early second round pick. By chance the Dolphins choose to go after the QB, it should come at their advantage – a third round pick or a fair value cash trade.
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