Sept. 16, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross (left) talks with Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland (right) during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Dolphins Quiet at the NFL Trade Deadline


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).

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Gosling/1641583167 Tommy Gosling

    there was no players out there to trade for without overpaying. miami tried to move Matt Moore but no team wanted him. teams like KC are sucking for Barkley. Dolphins where looking for a CB and a WR but none where out there. teams that did have WR’s where in the playoff hunt and where to banged up like GB, down there 2 best WR’s right now. the pats where looking for a DB and overpaid for a headcase player. maimi will make the playoffs but i don’t think they have the experience to go far even in a weak league right now. next year the dolphins will pass the pats up and take the AFC. pats know this and are making dumb moves to trying to win it this year. tom Brady is getting old and it is showing.