The Dolphins can play it safe - there certainly are plenty of ways to do so - in their search for a quarterback to challenge disrespected and beleaguered incumbent Chad Henne for the starting job.
Know what safe would get 'em?
Know what Kyle Orton would get 'em?
Another dip in Lake Mediocrity with something along the lines of a third consecutive 7-9 record to show for it, which likely would mark the end of Tony Sparano's tenure as head coach and perhaps result in the firing of Jeff Ireland as general manager, too. The point is there's no such thing as job security at team headquarters on S.W. 30th Street in Davie these days, so the time ought to be right to strike the boldest of strokes.
The best thing Dolphins owner Stephen Ross could do is demand that the franchise take a significant risk with his money in pursuit of a possible substantial reward, and that means making a play for soon-to-be-former Tennessee quarterback Vince Young.
Yes, he's a malcontent, but it's not as though the Dolphins have been afraid of dealing with the oddities of Ricky Williams (more than once) and Brandon Marshall in the recent past.
And, yes, Young has behavioral issues, but so did a guy named Michael Vick, who's making Philadelphia look smart for having taken an unpopular chance on him. Vick wearing Miami duds now would render the Dolphins' quarterback quandary moot, by the way.
It's difficult to ignore how severely Young sabotaged the Titans last season after challenging then-head coach Jeff Fisher's authority, but it shouldn't be impossible. Young tore a flexor tendon in his right thumb during a loss to Washington, threw a fit when he wasn't allowed to return to the field and argued with Fisher in the locker room after the game. Titans owner Bud Adams in January declared that Young wouldn't be on the Tennessee roster for the 2011-12 season, but the quarterback hasn't yet been traded or released.