The Miami Dolphins have done nothing this off-season thus far to sell any tickets. They passed on Eric Winston for now, they are sitting by waiting on Peyton Manning to announce where he is going to, have signed a free agent cornerback in Richard Marshall, and re-signed Paul Solia. Today they re-signed RB Steve Slaton. Apparently someone forgot to tell the Dolphins where their priorities lie.
After stunning the Dolphins fan base at exactly 4:00 PM Tuesday with their trade of Brandon Marshall, the team really hasn’t done much. It could be argued that keeping Soliai was a very good move and it was at least for the financial deal alone, but Solia is a NT and the Dolphins are rolling to a 43 defense. Will he make the transition? Then of course there is Manning and his “decision” that everyone seems to be hanging on. The national media are saying that the Titans and Denver are the top two teams for his services followed by a fading Arizona Cardinal team. Then there are the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins have been written off the Manning ride for two days now yet the team still believes they are in the thick of it. The reality is they haven’t grasped the fact that Manning is going somewhere else. They are also about to lose out on Matt Flynn who is visiting Seattle at the moment. The Dolphins will have to look to the draft for sure to find another QB but with Ryan Tannehill’s stock soaring the Phins may actually have to trade up to 7, 4, or even 3 to get him. That is becoming very unrealistic. It appears that the Dolphins may head into the 2013 off-season with the same question marks at the position.
With the Dolphins signing a NT that they really didn’t need in the 43 scheme, a cornerback to starting money who likely won’t start, and a back-up RB who saw very limited time last season, fans are wondering if anything is going to change any time soon. The Dolphins have still failed to address QB, WR, TE, RG, RT, OLB, and FS. Not exactly an endorsement to sell season tickets.