Dolphins: Little to see here
July 9, 2008
The Bill Parcells regime is now in place, with his foot soldier Tony Sparano as coach. While these men eventually should turn the team into a winner, the bottom line remains that these Dolphins will be terrifyingly bad again this season. This team needed a miracle from a man even unknown to his mother, Greg Camarillo, just to stave off the first 0-16 season in NFL history last year.
Ronnie Brown and Ted Ginn Jr. are the fantasy rays of hope this season, and veteran Ricky Williams should have something left in the tank. But it's hard to get too excited about them, assuming the Dolphins enter Week 1 with John Beck as the starting quarterback. On a scale of 1 to Kyle Orton on the dung bag scale, Beck can't even be charted. He's that bad. We'd much rather see Josh McCown get a chance, and that may well happen.
Defensively, Zach Thomas is gone, and Jason Taylor may not even play for the team this season. Except for Channing Crowder, this defense is just as bad as the offense. Though Parcells-built teams are known for their toughness, there are still too many groceries to buy and meals to cook before this team has anything more than a couple of true fantasy talents.