How could the media get this entire thing wrong? I'm happy that we have Kilgore at center, but I wish Pouncey the best. We all knew last year that the Dolphins had to do something at center this year.
Finally, some confusion exists so let’s clear things up: Although the Dolphins announced the Pouncey release first and then the Kilgore acquisition afterward, it was not the actual chronological order of things.
The Dolphins traded for Kilgore, then moved on from Pouncey.
Pouncey also wasn’t released after asking for a longer term contract, as he told one media outlet. The Dolphins offered Pouncey a pay cut, knowing he would decline and knowing he would then be released.
So maybe there is still some sting from this move because, again, Mike Pouncey is a good player. And no one has seen Kilgore take a snap in a Dolphins uniform.
So this could all go sideways for the Dolphins.
But the team did what it did because despite their initial plans to “roll with Pouncey,” as someone told me, the reasons to move on started mounting to the point a different path was ultimately taken.
“I know Daniel will come in here and really put his spin on that position,” Gase said. “He probably has some different traits that are strengths to him. We’ll just see how everything goes and how that group gels together, because really that’s what we’re looking for: To see if we can get those three interior guys working well together and see how well we can play this year.”
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