Fixing The Offensive Line

I have no doubt that the Dolphins will get a quarterback, but I don’t think it will be coming from the Draft. So let’s address the most under-appreciated positions in football, the offensive line. Have you ever noticed that the Best QB’s have the best lines? Whoever the QB in Miami is they are going to need protection.

Left Tackle: Jake Long – I have no interest in trading away the Dolphins’ Orlando Pace. This guy is a proven leader back to his days at Michigan, he can keep the locker room in check, and he is a beast.

Left Guard: Richie Incognito – When I heard we were getting him from the Rams, where he was a cancer for that team, I was not happy. Since he has been with the Dolphins he has had his moment when you think he’s turned back into Hyde, but for the most part become a productive member of the line.

Center: Mike Pouncey – In his first year he kept up with the hype his brother caused in Pittsburgh. I like everything about him, and because it’s he’s coming into his second year this is a no brainer.

Right Guard: Ben Grubbs (Free Agent from Ravens) – The Ravens will not be able to hang onto this guy due to the monster contract Ray Rice is going to get. With all the moving around the Ravens did on the Offensive Line, Grubbs was the most consistent. He is a great run blocker and in my opinion the reason why rice is so good between the tackles.

Right Tackle: Riley Reiff (Draft from Iowa) – He has been at left tackle in his time at Iowa, but he is quick for a 6-6 300lbs. linemen. He would fit perfectly on that Right Tackle position the Dolphins need to desperately address.

Yes, this line might be a little expensive, because of Long and Grubbs, but protecting Franchise Players is a must. After the Dolphins get their QB of the future, the offensive line must to be the next priority: the Dolphins can’t have their QB’s getting hurt every year.

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  • ChrisLeeuw

    Love the Grubbs suggestion….not so sure on Reiff though, we’d need to use our 1st for him. I’d rather spend that on a pass rusher. But, I’d rather Reiff than reaching for a QB like Tannehill in Rnd 1

  • RoeBlount

    I like Grubbs but there is also a guard that’s very good from th Bills that will be a free agent. Then put John Jerry at left tackle, he did outstanding in relief of long when he was injured. Then I say trade up for RG3, he is an awesome talent and we can’t miss the boat like we’ve been doing with great QB’s.

  • Solphins

    @RoeBlount like I said… You can’t trade Long. Its hard to find a left tackle that good and that much of a leader.

    Also I fell off the RG3 wagon when I heard him speak. He is not very bright, and most players that are not smart rely only on talent and don’t develope. He has too much raw talent, that will be his downfall.

  • drumzan

    What about Jake Scott?

  • Solphins

    @drumzan I was thinking about him too, but I noticed this year he was our Marc Columbo and the Titans fans were not too upset to see him leave. He is at the end of his career. With this group, they are young and can be signed for many years.