The Miami Dolphins are the most talked about team in the NFL this afternoon. Why? Because Jeff Ireland has gone all in. With 31 plus million dollar to spend in free agency, Ireland opened the market with a 30 million dollar guaranteed amount on a 64 million dollar deal with WR Mike Wallace. He followed that up with a re-signing of safety Chris Clemons and followed that with a league wide shocker when he signed former Ravens LB Dannelle Ellerbe.
The Dolphins have not been sitting idly by. The Dolphins lost out on TE Jared Cook who reunited with former coach Jeff Fisher in Tennessee. It has been Ireland’s only miss.
For Miami, a team in need of offensive playmakers, the signing of Mike Wallace is huge. With the right slot/TE the Dolphins will find linebacker on TE coverage with Wallace stretching the field and Hartline moving the opposite side. Wallace was the player that Miami coveted but Ellerbe was the big news.
Shocking the league, they are still talking about it, the signing of Ellerbe came as a surprise because the Dolphins were set at LB. Karlos Dansby, Koa Misi, and Kevin Burnett. Shortly after the signing was made, Dansby was released. The move saved the team about 3.9 million this season in cap space and 11.4 million in 2014. The Dolphins got younger on both sides of the ball.
The question that is being asked the most however is this. Have the Dolphins done enough to make a run at New England?