Recently I wrote an article about a Nightmare Scenario whereby the Dolphins might not get one of the top three QBs available this off-season. The scenario unfolded nearly exactly as I wrote with the Dolphins left out of acquiring Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn and Robert Griffin III (RG3), plus could also be left out of drafting Ryan Tannehill (who might go to the Browns with the 4th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft). Now, Dolphins management (Team Owner Stephen Ross, General Manager Jeff Ireland, and to a certain extent Head Coach Joe Philbin) are the focus of the media with allegations of incompetence. I feel a strong urge to provide my thoughts about the Dolphins QB Chase and the Media, especially since I wrote first about this possible Nightmare Scenario.
Let’s start with RG3. He will likely be the second player selected in the 2012 NFL Draft after Andrew Luck. The Washington Redskins traded up from the sixth pick in the draft to the second pick to select RG3. In order to move up, the Skins traded their 2012 first and third round picks plus their 2013 and 2014 first round selections. I think that true NFL experts (former and current GMs) can argue whether the Dolphins management should have put out even more to outbid the Skins and move up from the 8th pick. I feel certain that these same NFL experts would not charge the Dolphins management as being incompetent for not putting out. I, as a humble sports writer, believe that the mortgage the Skins took out of their football future was too much for any one player. I am glad the Dolphins did not put out even more. But, I digress. The Dolphins management are not incompetent for not trading up to the second pick.