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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Dolphins draft Johnny Lam Jones Ted Ginn

Pass me the smelling salts. Ted Ginn? Is Miami nuts? The team needs OL help, DL help, QB help, TE help, DB help, and they have Chris Chambers and Marty Booker at WR already. Booker isn't a favorite of mine and Wes Welker is gone but still Ginn? This guy could be the next Johnny Lam Jones. He's a stretch at #9. We won't know the outcome on this pick for a while, but I'm betting Miami does not get the production worth this high a pick.

Miami's #1 last year hasn't panned out yet and oh I just love the picture James has up of Ginn. A football player on crutches, anyone remember what happened to a Dolphin #1 pick named Randall Hill? Hill was also a WR that Miami drafted in 1991. Ginn on crutches reminds me of the Hill debacle.

Houston takes Akombi Okoye right after Miami, who I wrote just minutes before Miami's pick, that the Dolphins should take this player. Miami could have had him. Heck Miami could have had Patrick Willis too who went #11. Both were choices of mine. Sheesh, Miami really listened to me by not drafting Quinn but not in a good way.

I'm not the only person who thinks Miami's draft of Ginn is nuts. Here's what Scouts Inc. says

Can you say curveball? Let’s start with the good because it’s easier to get out of the way. Ginn Jr. is a playmaker with blazing speed. He can go the distance every time he touches the ball whether it’s on returns or catching the ball on offense. And the truth is the Dolphins need help at receiver and in the return game with Wes Welker now with New Englans. Now let’s get to the bad. First off, passing on Quinn was a huge mistake. Even if Miami is going to trade for Trent Green, he is a dinosaur by NFL standards and there are obviously concerns about his ability to stay healthy.

Bringing in Quinn as an insurance policy and an outstanding heir apparent would have been the right move. Secondly, there are no guarantees Ginn Jr. will develop into a quality No. 2 receiver. While he has excellent speed, he ran just three routes at Ohio State so he has a tremendous amount of work to do in that area.
The Ginn pick looks like another Dolphin draft bust. When will the Dolphins next make the playoffs, 2011?

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