Jeff Ireland didn't think it was necessary.
The Phins tried but trade(s) fell through.
Philbin did not want additional receivers based on the options available.
The salary cap prevented the Phins from doing it.
Jeff Ireland did think it was necessary but there were no suitable options.
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I voted other. I think Ireland thought it was needed but felt he could do it cheaply and with minimal risk with undrafted free agents.
I believe it was a combination of two things
1) they thought Tannehill would struggle more than he did
2) Ireland thought he had James Jones in the bag, which would have been a killer trade and made up for losing Marshall.
They won't make the same mistake twice
2010: Why didnt Ireland address our corner position? He thought he had it addressed with Vontae, Sean Smith, and Benny Sapp.
2011: Why didnt Ireland address our right tackle position? He thought he had it addressed with Marc Colombo.
2012: Why didnt Ireland address our wideout position? He thought he had it addressed with Nannee and Gates.
Anyone who didnt see this entire situation coming during preseason was deluding themselves. It was classic Ireland. Bring in a bunch of guys, declare the position open for competition and fine, panic in the regular season and cut some, bring in some veterans(wave to Al Harris) to try and salvage the situation in the short term. Next up, we will be spending a high draft pick to fix it.
To be clear, i voted for "because he didnt think it was necessary".
I still say Miami would've had James Jones until the Greg Jennings concussion in early August. That injury changed the course of our season. But that's the answer to OP's question.
Reggie Wayne was a pretty decent receiver that had interest in Miami and would have cost the same as scrub Richard marshall.
There was no excuse not to address receiver esp when we traded Marshall March 14
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WVdolphan "Ireland gets it.
And those who also get it, know that Ireland gets it. Those who are clueless are still concerned about cornfed and the running game"
WVDOLPHAN "The last thing this team should be worried about is the OC(offensive corn). When you add it all up, its really a pretty solid OC"
Jeff Ireland thought that either Chad Ochocinco or Legedu Naanee would be our #1 WR. He was wrong.