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View Poll Results: Who is most to blame for the Dolphins' demise?

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  • Wayne Huizenga

    24 24.74%
  • Rick Spielman

    12 12.37%
  • Dave Wannstedt

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Thread: Place the blame in the Right Place!

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    Place the blame in the Right Place!

    On the Sun-Sentinel sports web page they have a poll posted (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/f.../pro/dolphins/) asking who is to blame for the season, such as I did here. Majority of the voters place the blame on Wanny. I totally disagree!



    I am one of the many Wanny bashers in South Florida. I have disliked him after his first season here. But to blame him for this season is totally preposterous.



    All the personnel decisions where taken away from him and given to Spielman. He is the one that jumped the gun to give a 2nd round pick for Feeley and pass on other veteran QB’s, like Kerry Collins. That would have cost us no picks and lesser money. Also Spielman is the guy that was not able to land any of the top free agent O-line available. So lets blame Spielman. NO!



    Let us blame the man that is responsible keeping Wanny and Spielman in their positions. That is right, Mr. Wayne Huizenga. This is the man that did not hire an experienced GM and kept Wanny on as head coach. This season is a joke cause the owner is the punch line.



    The Dolphins will never amount to anything as long as Huizenga remains owner. Unless, he calls up Daniel M. Snyder Owner of the Redskins and ask how to learn from mistakes. Learning from mistakes is the one thing that Huizenga has not shown the ability of.



    The Fins are off the worst start in 35 years and the only “ONE” person to blame is the egotistical boy named Wayne Huizenga. He had to do it his way! His way has failed miserably!
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    Well you can blame Wayne, but he is not going to fire himself or sell the team. Instead we should focus on getting rid of Wanny. I think Rick has done good, but if we got someone else that would be just fine too. Clean the %#$%#$% house man!

    Players come and go, but I will always be a Miami Dolphins Fan first and foremost.




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    Among these three, I have it at:

    50% Wanny
    48% Wayne
    2% Rick




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    I can't believe injuries aren't a voting option. Wanny & co may be the reason we can't win more than 9-10-11 games and maybe even why we are doing poorly in the playoffs.....but this poor start is because of injuries IMO & Ricky.

    Boston, Williams, Surtain, Bowens, Konrad, Chester, McIntosh, Atkins, etc...all have missed time with injuries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy James
    Among these three, I have it at:
    50% Wanny
    48% Wayne
    2% Rick
    Perfect split there...

    Wanny for being inept, and unable to adjust to the personel given to him. That's what a coach is supposed to do.

    Wayne is also largely at fault for keeping Wanny around.

    Rick has been solid. He's made the best with a horrible offseason. To say that Feeley and Gordon are flops, I'd say that you can't tell because of the horrid play of the offensive line. While Rick was in charge of upgrading that this offseason, he did all he could spending a 1st rounder and bringing in a couple of decent free agents. I don't disagree with Rick on any of the line moves he made, including those that he passed on.

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    Teams don't get this bad over night. Wanny spent 4 years creating this mess before his GM responsibilities were stripped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phinphanphrommi
    Perfect split there...
    Wanny for being inept, and unable to adjust to the personel given to him. That's what a coach is supposed to do.
    Wayne is also largely at fault for keeping Wanny around.
    Rick has been solid. He's made the best with a horrible offseason. To say that Feeley and Gordon are flops, I'd say that you can't tell because of the horrid play of the offensive line. While Rick was in charge of upgrading that this offseason, he did all he could spending a 1st rounder and bringing in a couple of decent free agents. I don't disagree with Rick on any of the line moves he made, including those that he passed on.
    Rick has not been solid. The pick up of Feeley and the handiling of the McIntosh signing were horrible. Carey at this point as a first rounder has not helped. James and Boston were good. But the issue I have with Rick is as follows: Everybody knew the O-line was a priority back in January and currently, based on there performance, they are far and away the worst o-line in football (Last in rushing and giving up a big number of sacks). So what ever you want to say about his pickups you can't refute this fact:

    His task was to upgrade and impove the O-line and what we currently have is not only not an upgrade, but a significant downgrade based on their performance, period. They may in the long run become better, but in the process we have wasted a whole season and probably the best years of a very good defense.
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    Rick should not be given a free pass for putting together a sorry offensive line, trading a 2nd rd pick for Feeley, trading a 3rd for Gordon, failing to sign your team mvp, trading another pick to move up and reach for Carey. These are major mistakes that not only costs us at the moment, but will continue to cost us in the future. While I agree that Wanny is too blame as well, I don't think Rick should be let off the hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alxphins
    Rick has not been solid. The pick up of Feeley and the handiling of the McIntosh signing were horrible. Carey at this point as a first rounder has not helped. James and Boston were good. But the issue I have with Rick is as follows: Everybody knew the O-line was a priority back in January and currently, based on there performance, they are far and away the worst o-line in football (Last in rushing and giving up a big number of sacks). So what ever you want to say about his pickups you can't refute this fact:
    His task was to upgrade and impove the O-line and what we currently have is not only not an upgrade, but a significant downgrade based on their performance, period. They may in the long run become better, but in the process we have wasted a whole season and probably the best years of a very good defense.
    What did you expect from Rick? He can't go out there and play all 5 positions himself, you know.

    What did Rick do in an offseason to address the line:

    - James
    - St. Clair
    - McIntosh (flawed as it was)
    - Carey
    - Hadnot
    - Pape

    How many more bodies did you want? We have been all over why we didn't get Tait and why that wasn't going to happen. The Woody situation is tougher, but it came down to Rick having a ceiling on his offer. Rick can't pull linemen out of his nether regions any more than he can play all 5 positions at once.

    Compare what Rick did in one offseason to what Dave did (or DIDN'T do) in 3/4 and get back to us...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence
    Rick should not be given a free pass for putting together a sorry offensive line,
    What more did you people expect him to do in ONE OFFSEASON?

    trading a 2nd rd pick for Feeley
    As I recall, this was a popular move until 7.5 days ago...

    trading a 3rd for Gordon
    Why should there be ANY blame for this? He has looked just as good as anybody else, and he has less than a month in the system.

    failing to sign your team mvp
    You really think Wale is worth that? I'm glad YOU'RE not the GM...

    trading another pick to move up and reach for Carey.
    This is the one thing I believe Rick handled unacceptably poorly. One out of all the deals he made isn't bad.
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