Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie (78) lines up against the New England Patriots defense in the second quarter of the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Did Miami Dolphins Accomplish Anything With McKinnie Trade?

The Miami Dolphins are losers of three straight and the most glaring reason as to why this has happened following their strong start has been their porous Offensive Line.

In an act to remedy the situation, or act of desperation depending on who you ask, GM Jeff Ireland pulled the trigger on a low cost gamble by trading a conditional late round pick for former UM and Baltimore Ravens Tackle Bryant McKinnie.

In the aftermath of this non blockbuster trade, I find myself asking if the Dolphins accomplished anything here. McKinnie, after helping propel the Ravens to the Super Bowl by solidifying their porous line last year, showed up this offseason to camp with a new contract in hand and a belly to match that sack of cash.

He quickly fell out of favor to the point that Ozzie Newsome traded for a player from the worst team in football, Jacksonville. Albeit one of their better players, no one is confusing Eugene Monroe for a young Tony Boseli.

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Now armed with the Ravens trash, is this supposed to be another man’s treasure? The savior to our porous line?

Or is it just a progress stopper? Forcing Jonathan Martin, coming off his best game of the year, back to RT where he struggled for most of last season?Granted most will say Martin is better than Tyson Clabo at RT and McKinnie, even with as bad as he’s been this year, is still better than Martin at LT, so in essence the Fins got better at 2 positions.

So while this logic may be rational, the proof is in the pudding and only time will tell, because if this logic turns out to not be as easy as 1+2=3, then the Dolphins accomplished nothing and will have the look of a desperate team looking for answers.

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