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Fixing the QB Situation In Miami

The Miami Dolphins will not be able to get Andrew Luck, and would be a stretch to get Robert Griffin III, and possibly cost some draft picks. With both of these quarterbacks it isn’t sure if they will become anything special in the NFL, so what should Miami do?

Starter: Matt Flynn

This is not the year we can draft a franchise QB, so the dolphin need to look somewhere else to fill that spot. Of course, I am talking about Matt Flynn. The Dolphins cannot allow another Drew Brees situation to pass them up. The Dolphins have been full of regret since Dan Marino left. Picking Matt Flynn would be a great move, but to make it completely safe, pick up Joe Philbin (Packers Offensive Coordinator) as Head Coach.

Backup: Chad Henne

I know I am going to get ridiculed for this, but I believe Chad Henne is the right choice for this job. I went back and watched the games he played at the beginning of the season, and he was incredible. Every down he was getting knocked down on his butt, players were dropping his passes, and no one was on the same page. My biggest problem with Matt Moore is he doesn’t look around the field; he looks at one man, and because of that he misses some wide open receivers. If Henne would have had the same protection, same defense, and same capable receivers Moore had, Henne would have been a top five QB.

Third string: Landry Jones

Staying where the Dolphins are in the draft, they would be able to draft Landry Jones. Because rookies are not paid like they use to be, they would not take a huge hit making a rookie third string. Picking Jones with these two would bring three QB’s with the same style of play, and almost identical playing qualities.

All three of these players could become a Superstar in the NFL under the right coach. The QB position is the one place that the Dolphins have been trying to fix, so trying to get three QB’s in three different venues would be a sure fix. This would satisfy everyone:

Flynn – Free agent Superstar.
Henne – Trained into the position/Long term commitment.
Jones – First round draft pick.

The big issue people would have is, if we get Flynn why waste a fist round draft pick on Jones? All the positions the Dolphins need to fill will be available to fix in Free Agency. Honestly, I believe the Dolphins could trade the rest of their draft picks for future picks to free up cap room for Free Agency. There has never been a Free Agent class this deep, and all the places it is deepest in is the place the Dolphins need. I know this is something unheard of, but it would fix the Dolphins for 2012 and secure a fix for the next generation.

Topics: Chad Henne, Landry Jones, Matt Flynn, Miami Dolphins, NFL Draft, NFL Free Agency

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  • RoeBlount

    ARE YOU SERIOUS? MATT FLYNN? REMEMBER KEVIN KOLB, MATT CASSEL, A.J. FEELY, ROB JOHNSON, TY DETMER, SCOTT MITCHELL. ALL BACK UPS THAT WHERE OVERSTATED, FLYNN HAS ONLY STARTED 2 MEANINGLESS GAMES (WHICH ALSO PROVES RODGERS IS A SYSTEM QB BUT THAT’S ANOTHER TOPIC) WHY DO THE DOLPHINS ALWAYS HAVE TO GO AFTER ANOTHER TEAMS LEFTOVERS. I SAID IT BEFORE IF YOU AT NOT BACKING UP A H.O.F QB THEN YOUR A BACKUP THAT’S ALL YOU WILL BE. WE NEED TO TRADE UP FOR RG3 AND FILL ALL OTHER SPOTS THROUGH FREE AGENCY. WE THEN WILL HAVE ALL WE NEED TO RIGHT THIS SHIP AND BE A CONTENDER.

  • RoeBlount

    ARE YOU SERIOUS? MATT FLYNN? REMEMBER KEVIN KOLB, MATT CASSEL, A.J. FEELY, ROB JOHNSON, TY DETMER, SCOTT MITCHELL. ALL BACK UPS THAT WHERE OVERRATED, FLYNN HAS ONLY STARTED 2 MEANINGLESS GAMES (WHICH ALSO PROVES RODGERS IS A SYSTEM QB BUT THAT’S ANOTHER TOPIC) WHY DO THE DOLPHINS ALWAYS HAVE TO GO AFTER ANOTHER TEAMS LEFTOVERS. I SAID IT BEFORE IF YOU AT NOT BACKING UP A H.O.F QB THEN YOUR A BACKUP THAT’S ALL YOU WILL BE. WE NEED TO TRADE UP FOR RG3 AND FILL ALL OTHER SPOTS THROUGH FREE AGENCY. WE THEN WILL HAVE ALL WE NEED TO RIGHT THIS SHIP AND BE A CONTENDER.

  • davk1986

    @RoeBlount

  • davk1986

    What about Matt he did great with the w/r then any who since Dan

  • Giacomo1

    If the rest of the picks in the draft are less important, why not use them to get Luck? Take a chance to be great. The wildcard is the Browns. If the Browns need a quarterback, they may go after Luck.

    The Peyton Manning decision will be made by March 28(?). The Colts problems are not a single issue. Drafting a Backup QB can be done in later rounds.

    The 4 QB’s who might are in question are: Matt Flynn, RG3, Luck, & Manning. Flynn would go to Washington of the Browns since the run the same system. Luck ran the same system at Stanford, but would be get used to running a different system. RG3 would have to run a different system than the one in college. Peyton runs an Air-Coryell (Norv Turner style) System, which should translate well in Miami.

  • jeremy16

    @RoeBlount Please remember the last QB backup who got traded from The Packers. His name was Matt Hasselback. He can still play today. He`s been to the Superbowl and if the refs warn`t so blatantly cheering for the Steelers the Sehawks would`ve won.

    He`s shown that with talent around him he can produce. The Dolphins have some weapons on offence and with some free agency spending and the draft more playmakers are available. Flynn can be the man, don`t dump on him because others have failed!!!!

  • http://Solphins.com Solphins

    Matt Moore was not impressive. He is sloppy and predictable. The Dolphins are a Super Bowl team, anyone will play well with this team, as long as we get a good coach. I liked Moore going into the season, hated Henne, but after watching both play, I would want to keep Henne and get rid of Moore. @davk1986

  • http://Solphins.com Solphins

    I agree. It’s not that this guy has came from Andy Reid. The big thing is that Aaron Rodgers has taken the time to mentor him. He will be a solid addition, but I also said that I think the Dolphins should get Joe Philbin too. Bring the QB and the system with him. I like Henne to eventually take over the team again, but Flynn would know the system, and would work it well.@jeremy16 @RoeBlount

  • gdlow

    The author of this piece must have been watching Miami with his head in a dark spot…Henne will never be a starter..Throw away Moores 1st 3 games as counting toward his training camp he really never had and compare the rest to just the “Best” of henne…I don’t know the future of Moore, but we have a bigger work to evaluate than we do with Flynn (another Kolb? maybe)..Further look what happened to Brady in the 1st half with his line not protecting him…and Miami’s didn’t protect Moore in the 2nd half

    What we need is a coach who understands QB’s to evaluate and correct some of Moores weaknesses…as well as someone that can get a line in here that can pas block…

    Brady (NE) was one of those no-franchise QB’s and Brees was not highly thought of until he got with the right coach…now where do they stand…

    I say give Moore a shot and give him some PROTECTION!!!

  • davk1986

    I agree we need a font line first .why waste draft picks for something we don’t know.just like Fisher why pay him big when we don’t know the result will be. I’m excited that we are scoring more often then ever i like to keep it up.

  • Lespaul

    No one really knows how Flynn would do in a starting role in 16 games. Might shine or might flame out. Good point about Scott Mitchel….that guy looked great as a backup and played lights out in many games when Marino was nursing his busted up whatever. Point is, Mitchel played under a hall of fame QB in Marino, but failed to perform when he had the starting job. Not a big fan of Henne or Moore….both sucked in my opinion. Neither QB could be counted on to lead the team to a winning drive if it counted. This is a real conundrum, but finding the QB of the future should be looked at in this Draft….

  • PatricJones

    Problem now Isis that L. Jones announced today he is staying in school for another year. So that is one more qb that we will not be drafting.

  • drumzan

    Henne and Moore compete for starting job. Draft rookie to learn the system…hopefully Weeden if he falls to the 2nd round or the Phins can trade down to late 1st round.

  • Lespaul

    Yup, Jones had a rough last few games and I read that he wanted to come back and give it another go for a national championship. Could make his draft status next year go to the top two picks. Always a gamble given Barkley also returning, but could make for a great game to see Barkley and Jones battling for a national championship. I digress, so who would be a good pick for the Dolphins? Perhaps Weeden or maybe Cousins or Wilson. Maybe Flynn would be worth some money/picks to compete with Moore. Hard to get any worse than the current bunch under center.

  • spdensou

    Wow – how lucky we are that YOU don’t make the decisions in Miami. Not only is Landry Jones going to be staying for his senior year – it would make NO SENSE to draft a QB in the 1st round if we are going to take a young QB like Matt Flynn.

    If the Fins believe in Flynn enough to make him the franchise’s starting QB – I see no reason to bring in another future franchise QB by drafting one in the 1st round.

    Don’t quit your day job.

  • http://Solphins.com Solphins

    @Giacomo1 I like that route better. I’m not a close minded guy. What do you think we would have to give? Would all of our picks work? If it would I would say go for it.

  • agony4all

    @spdensou spdensou stfu kid. this guy knows what he is talking about. having a first round QB in the draft can be traded for a first or more latter. also miami would have 2 QB’s in case one is a bust like your football IQ. it is a move they call doubling down in football. miami does it all the time and so do many other teams. the pats just did it with a TE spot last year. the draft picks learn from each other. less chance of them busting. miami did this with vontae davis and sean smith in 2008. miami should bring back chad hennie for 1 more year.

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