So I'm new to these forums and would like to gage where people are coming from when we have these debates. I'm going to express some of my thoughts on drafts, FAs, coaches and most importantly to us DOLfans the quarterback blunders since marino. Just follow my lead and if i forget an important event (to you) then post it.
Jimmy Johnson - I was never too keen on him TBH and his SUPER ego that prevented him from building around a HOF in an effort to do things "his way" is what prevented us from winning anything while he was here. He basically took a complicated offense and broke it down to the level of a high school team. This is the root of our problems on offense right now as we have never had a good offesive minded coach or the proper talent at the QB position. First round busts like Yatil green and John Avery when we could have had moss put me in the ANTI JJ camp. The moss thing isn't hind sight either because even as a high schooler that was what I wanted for this team.
I will give Johnson credit, the man could draft defense. Sam Madison, Surtain, Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas all taken outside the first round. Pretty amazing. Too bad his offensive strategy was outdated.
Dave Wandstat - With my dislike for Jimmy Johnson I really wasn't a fan of this guy from the start. He continued the same old horrible conservative offense coupled with a complete lack of talent at the quarterback postion. Jamar Fletcher was a huge bust and I was one of the many that wanted Drew Brees. i will admit I didn't think much of chamber but he turned iout to be pretty solid. I wasn't a fan of his huge deal for Williams but I grew to love watching him play. Ricky was a HOF talent here but Dave rode him till the wheels fell off along with wasting our defense, in my mind a top 5 of all time. If not for the ravens they would have been the best defense of the era.
jay Fielder - He pisses me off so much that he gets his own block even though Wandstat married him. A game manager QB that lost numerous games for us by doing the only thing a gamemanager shouldnt do, throw the pick six. There's a reason when we dumped him and he didn't find another home. Sad thing is he's prob one of the better qbs we've had since Dan. His inept play cost us playoff wins and the death of the career of Lamar Smith after that 40 carry game in the wild card round.
Cam Cameron - An obvious loser who still wrecks careers in Balt. I was skeptical like most and knew this guy was a moron when he drafted Ted Ginn Jr and his family in the top ten. My exact words when we made this mistake were "atleast we didn't draft Quinn". LOL Thanks for the one jets win Teddy but you should have been a 3rd or fourth rounder and nobody in their right mind would have taken him when we did.
Culpepper Vs Brees - Even though I wanted to draft Brees I thought Culpepper was the better choice. Bum knee VS blown out shoulder? Who knew Moss, carter etc carried him in Minn. I don't think Brees would have been as good here or Dante as bad in NO but I don't fault the front office or coaches for this move.
Jake Long VS Matt Ryan - I think this was the right move. Wasn't impressed with Ryan out of college and his ZERO point playoff showing last year with all the talent a QB could want, pro bowl WR, RB, HOF TE and a nasty rookie, he's obviously not the stud most of south fla thought he would be. Jake Long, if he stays healthy, will be a HOF talent and anchor of our line for another ten years.
Dansby - a lazy, overpaid loser? Not a fan. Him and Burrnet and their miserable showing in our 0-7 start last year can take their huge cap number and shove it. If dansby comes in to camp actually in shape and doesn't contribute to another slow start maybe I'll change my tune. I wanted Kuechley or better yet, I wanted Patrick Willis instead of Ted Ginn JR and his ****ty family.
pouncey, the highest drafted center ever? - I like him as a player but hate the fact that was a hole on our team. Sattele (sp?) was serviceable. We traded him for nothing and signed an over paid often injured loser in jake grove. I saw this mistake coming a mile away. Thanks Bill Parcells.
Bill Parcells - a Stubborn stuck in the past loser. Great coaches adjust or are just that far ahead of their time liek Bill Walsh. Parcells is a dinosaur and I wasn't happy about his arrival
Jeff Ireland - It's hard to seperate him from Parcells. I was in the Fireland camp before the draft but Tannehill bought him some time. For me to want him here I need to see something from odrick. I won't fault him if Tannehill is a bust because after watching a ton of tape on Tannehill I'm real excitied. Other moves are questionable. I need to see something from D. Thomas. I don't get trading up for Lamar Miller unless they plan on parting ways with Bush after his contract is up. Brandon Marshall was a disaster from all angles. Giving up two seconds and only getting two thirds after a couple pro bowls with horrible quarterback play and even worse play calling? We knew he was a diva so they better have expected that **** too.
Chad Henne - I think he's talented. He never got a fair shake here with the bad coaching and horrible play calling. He never showed more than flashes here but I won't be surprised if he does well somewhere else eventually. His time ran out here but he was a Parcells guy. Basically a poor mans Drew Bledsoe.
Matt Moore - a great back up who gets way to much credit for beating a couple cup cake teams. Atleast we're moving in the right direction now.
Philbin - Seems like a good guy. Most optimistic I've been about a coach since forever. Can't wait to see some actual though go into our offense.
Sparano - Horrible, overly conservative loser. Have fun running the wild cat Jets fans.
Tannehill - I think he's going to be pretty good. Honestly glad we took him instead of giving up a **** ton for RGIII who I think will have a rough time becoming a pro. It's not so much a homers view point as it is an opinion after watching a majority of his college career. He's got the arm, he's got the makings of an NFL progression reader from his short time starting in college. I like the "swagger" I see and hear from him. His wife is super hot and almost worth the number 8 pick especially since miami has it's history in drafting family. The only guy I thought was worth a pick over Tanny was kueckley the MLB from bc but we've got fat dansby.
This is where I'm coming from. If i missed something major to you then post it and I'll give my thoughts. Here's to the hope in philbin and Tanny!