A survey of the landscape shows the Dolphins have needs at too many positions to solve all those needs through the draft. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/
They need a starting OLB, a NT, a starting FS, and, of course, a playmaker at WR. Always a playmaker at WR.
So what to do?
While Cincinnati is hosting both Antonio Bryant and Terrell Owens this week, while Seattle is studying Brandon Marshall, after Baltimore traded for Anquan Boldin and Kansas City signed Chris Chambers, the Dolphins have done nothing.
Bryant? He has had issues with his knees. His career byline is one of inconsistency and wearing out his coaches and his welcome. He also apparently would like a nice payday.
So maybe, just maybe, the Dolphins would best be served by sitting this one out if they have a plan. (God, please let them have a plan!)
The safety position is equally troubling because the Dolphins don't have a starter at the position. By their chase of both Rolle and Clark, the Dolphins have told everyone they don't think Chris Clemons is ready to be a starter and might never be. Remember, they offered those guys multi-year deals so the team was comfortable with Clemons not starting at FS for some time.
The problem is that the free agent options are running out. Darren Sharper is very, very, very productive but also older than Miami typically likes. He's also coming off knee surgery and reportedly isn't taking trips. O.J. Atogwe continues to be out there, but as of this writing, no contact from the Dolphins.
The Dolpins obviously didn't want to draft for this position. They might need to unless they can uncover a double-secret starting FS no one is aware of.
So why am I not crying "The Sky is falling" from my house top?
Two years ago, as the Steelers and Cards were preparing for a Super Bowl year, neither team signed a free agent early on. Last year at this team, neither the Colts nor the Saints signed a free agent early on.
Free agency is less than a week old. It is not Labor Day yet. The draft will plug some of these holes. And since this front office doesn't typically show desperation, neither will I. At least not yet. It is way too early for that.
Posted by Armando Salguero at 12:01 AM
Good article by Armando that I have to agree with. It's still early in the offseason and many teams are still uncertain of what their 53 man roster will look like. Players may become available that were previously unavailable, players may come into training camp with a chip on their shoulder and much improved from what they were last season. Now is not the time to panic, lets just let things run their course and hope for the best.