Bush was a 1000 yard last season, and if he had stayed healthy would have done it again. At 28, he is in the prime of his career.
We need to keep both of them and add more weapons.
All of this addition through subtraction mindset is the reason we are never getting any better.
Both of them deserve more money. They are valuable to the team.
If other teams would want them,,,then they have value and keep them..right?
Most of that makes sense, but I think the team needs to sign Randy Starks. He is a near pro bowl talent and keeping the defensive line strong should continue to be a priority. I also disagree on Jake Long. I know this last year wasn't his best, but I believe he will rebound. Maybe it's partly the fan in me, but this guy has been the ultimate team player and leader for the Dolphins since he was drafted. He has played through injuries, I think to his own detriment at times. I don't think he should be brought back at $15 million a year, but if a fair short-term deal can be worked out I think it would benefit both sides. Remember Reggie Bush was seen as injury prone prior to being traded to Miami. I'd hate to see Long rebound and get back to that pro bowl ability with another team.
I agree with most of that except the last part. Next year is not about evaluating Ireland. The man has avoided accountability for 5 years, it's not going to happen anytime soon. He's successfully hoodwinked Ross. The excuse next year is going to be all the rookies that were brought in need time to develop before Ireland is held accountable for anything. We can all just hope that giving a man 5 years to learn on the job while running a professional football franchise leads to him being somewhat competent by year 7.
steps 1-10 need to involve Jeff Ireland not being in charge of personnel anymore.
cause, we go 7-9 again next year we're gonna need a "12-step" program, quickly.