There might be a lot of change this offseason, but there is absolutely no way you can make the statement you just did without admitting that you did so just to make a negative post. Way to early to make prediction statements unless you really do think the team under contract today is the final one.
I don't think Philbins system demands an expensive feature back. I'll miss Reggie if he goes but I'm hoping they aren't putting an emphasis on resigning him because they plan on being a pass first team.
As for Miller, I love that he just hit the hole and went North South & gained positive yards on every play, Reggie is great, no ill will towards him, but how many times did we see him get the ball and immediately hop and jump step to his left or right instead of hitting the hole, losing all his momentum and get stopped for no gain or a 1-3yard loss just because he tried to do to much, Miller is a smooth fluid runner who takes whats there and uses his burst to get to the hole before it closes and is dangerous when he can get to the 2nd level
I hope Martin improves, I saw too many scripted roll outs to the right once Long was out. Is it me or did that usually spell doom for us.
Philbin is used to working with inadequate OL's in his days at GB, adding a Will Savitek for depth would be a very good low key addition to this team. Especially with his familiarity in the zone blocking scheme.
So right now 18 of the 25 starters from last year are under contract. I would expect at least 20 to be under contract before the start of free agency, hardly half the team. 5 picks in the top 82 will likely result in at least 2 immediate starters.
To make the comment you did was just ridiculous.
If some of these players leave you can replace them with free agents from other teams or draft replacements. After all the draft is where the majority of the team will be built from. Not my words, that came from Ross, Philbin and Ireland. For example if Long leaves than Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson could be a replacement in the draft. I really think Greg Jennings will be signed in free agency so the blow of Hartline leaving would be lessened. If Starks leaves, Odrick can be shifted to defensive tackle and perhaps Michael Johnson could be signed in free agency. Or they could have Vernon compete with a draft pick for playing time at end. If Smith leaves, maybe Milliner or Rhodes becomes a target in the draft. The Dolphins have a lot of options and resources on their hands this offseason.Who are you going to replace them with? Those are key players although most of them are JAGs you still have to replace them.
There it is, another "Ireland is a big meanie and I hate him" post. Should have figured it was going to lead to this.And you are doing it with a GM who has been a complete disaster in free agency.