Why is finding a Franchise QB so important?

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Every single person out there (at least those who care about the Dolphins) seems to have an opinion about who they should take in the upcoming NFL Draft. Should they take an interior offensive linemen? How about a speedy WR to compliment Brandon Marshall? Maybe a tough running back, since Ronnie Brown can’t stay healthy and Ricky Wiliiams may not be around.

Here’s the deal people. The Dolphins need to find a franchise QB. There should be no debate here. I’m sorry, but look around you. Look at the teams with best WR’s. The Texans (Andre Johnson), the Cardinals (Larry Fitzgerald), the Broncos (Brandon Lloyd), the Lions (Calvin Johnson).  All are recievers when, being ranked, would be among most people’s top 10 and possibly even the top 5. How about RB’s. The Titans (Chris Johnson), the Vikings (Adrian Peterson), the Texans, again (Arian Foster), the Jaguars (Maurice Jones-Drew).

What do all these teams have in common? Besides not having a true franchise quarterback, they are also teams that missed the playoffs in 2010. Every one had a RB or WR in the top 10 last year, but none made it where they wanted to go. This is why when I hear people talking about options other then the QB position, I shake my head. If we are all in agreement that Chad Henne is not the future of this team (and it seems like most of us are), I can’t see how we can possibly look anywhere else.

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Topics: Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton, Dolphins, Draft, Franchise Quarterback, Playoffs, Quarterback, Super Bowl

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  • Gmoney

    You are right, and i completely agree with you, we should just go after Kyle Orton, he has been putting good number on the last couple of season, but the people around him don’t seen to help him.

  • dodgeguy

    sound familiar?

  • madisoncb29

    @Gmoney- The only concern with Orton is his inconsistanty. At the beginning of the year, he looked amazing. Then he slowly got worse. Not to mention his last couple of years. I like him, but I’m not in love with him

    @dodgeguy- ?

  • mike

    If they would have to trade for Orton, forget it. Not worth it at all. I would rather them sign Brady Quinn and not lose any picks. Bring in a cheap free agent QB. Then draft Ponder in the 4th or T.J. Yates in the 6th.

  • madisoncb29

    I’m no where near as high on Ponder as some others are. He reminds me too much of Chad Pennington. We need a quarterback that can stretch the field.

    If the Dolphins are going to wait and take a quarterback in the second-tier, I’m all-in on Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick. He has shown me a lot, especially during Senior Bowl week. He’s big, at 6’5 and can stretch the field, exactly why the team needs.

  • Gmoney

    I’m just tire of the Dolphins being conservative when it come to FA or draft, they never want to do anything crazy or risk to much to try to get a valuable player we always seem to settle for less, and we keep picking this QB on the second round that dont do anything for the team than give us hope from draft day to Rockie season and them they never live to our expectations, and lately we have had the worst offenses pick since Dan Marino left, because brown have had some good years but he is not elite.

  • john

    Hold on.. as a Texans fan I disagree. Matt Schaub is a franchise QB. As a top 5 QB in the past few years (last year the leagues most passing yards) I would say that he has what it takes. They just don’t have a defense…

    Now I agree that the Dolphins need a good QB and I hope y’all find one.

  • http://www.bleepthatithink.blogspot.com Mike Rosenbloom

    John you’re right. Schaub never seems to get the credit he deserves, and I apologize for being another person to throw him in the rest. When I was looking at a generic team and what they need on offense to be a playoff team, I was giving them at least an average defense. As clearly evidenced by this past season, the Texans do not have an average or close-to-average defense. The Dolphins have a better than average defense, which is where my argument came from.

    Sorry for the diss, my friend.

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