The Miami Dolphins leave away November 1st without making any moves.
Is this necessarily a bad thing for General Manager Jeff Ireland?
For once, I believe Miami Dolphins’ fans have put forth in Ireland’s trust and judgment on staying stable at the trade deadline. It is true that there were few options out there to explore, but if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
Miami is sitting pretty with a 4-3 record falling just under the New England Patriots (5-3) for the top spot. Although, their wins and losses doesn’t entail their success in this 2012-13 season.
After the emerging presence of Ryan Tannehill, consistent running game in Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas, a complimentary wide receiving core, strong defense and special teams, it’s tough to even think of making a trade to better the team.
A name that rose through conversations all week and all season has been Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The 28-year-old presents an enormous stature and would be a good weapon for Tannehill to have. But the signing of wide receiver Jabar Gaffney made it hard for the Dolphins to even consider making a pitch for Bowe. By no means am I stating Gaffney is better than Bowe, but the way Joe Philbin’s team has been performing, it would be a taste of risky business.
Additionally, the Kansas City wide out has a one-year franchise tag in his contract, which could have placed Miami in a tough spot heading into the free agency period. Essentially, you may see Bowe in a Dolphins jersey at the end of the 2013 NFL free agency period.
Right now, the Dolphins are riding the wave but most importantly taking it game by game with no rush for perfection. Tannehill and company have showed sparks of brilliance and captivating moments on the turf this season. With a fairly light competitive set of games ahead, Miami could shape up to be 6-3 heading into week 11 against AFC rival Buffalo Bills (3-4).