In the wake of a minicamp in which newcomer A.J. Feely failed to make good on owner Wayne Huizenga's prediction that he's the second coming of Dan Marino, there are rumblings in Dolphins land that the team might pursue Kerry Collins or Kurt Warner.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Feeley "struggled at times with his accuracy and didn't exhibit a firm grasp of the offense while rotating with the first team." Coach Dave Wannstedt attributed Feeley's performance to the fact that he's new to the system, and that the team also has a new quarterback's coach, Marc Trestman.
With that said, we're hearing that there are locker room rumblings regarding Feeley's performance, and some players believe that the team will (or at least should) consider bringing in Collins or Warner until Feeley is ready to take over.
Implicitly, such sentiments are also a swipe at incumbent Jay Fiedler. The Sun-Sentinel reports that he's the clear-cut No. 1 guy for now, but Collins or Warner wouldn't be signed for the purposes of becoming his backup. Instead, if either of them come to Miami, Fiedler likely will go.
We'd stick with Fiedler and Feeley, since Collins or Warner would experience the same problems as Feeley as they get acquainted with the Miami offense. But what the hell do we know?
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I think Warner is a waste, but Collins has a huge arm which w/ Boston and Chambers would easily make the Dolphins a 'real' deep threat. This ultimately would open up the running game for Ricky, making their offense two dimensional.
Feely has potential to be a good QB, but why risk it when you can grab a guy who can easily step in? Give Feely a year or 2 to learn the system then let him loose, but Collins will help you the most now
Lushcrush wrote:I hope this is just media hype. Wasn't this just the first weekend of mini-camps? All sickness is not death ... I prefer to watch and wait as they have 14 days of mini-camp to go.
I have to hope this is the case as well. There's always time to adjust to a new system and learn new plays. Sure, this guy comes in with no real credit other than the four games he played for McNabb a few years ago. But that's no reason to just discredit who they picked their "guy" to be in the off-season by one practice. The media know Collins and Warner are available; they are just blowing the "not out of the question" remark way out of proportion to generate some spin.
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Give up on a guy after giving up a second round pick for him? I don't think so. I do find it ironic that we spent a 2nd rounderer for this guy and now Warner, Collins, and potentially Couch are all out there for free. I've been skeptical since the beginning and I think you will see Feidler play most of the season.
JrcWY wrote:Give up on a guy after giving up a second round pick for him? I don't think so. I do find it ironic that we spent a 2nd rounderer for this guy and now Warner, Collins, and potentially Couch are all out there for free. I've been skeptical since the beginning and I think you will see Feidler play most of the season.
I dont know if its giving up on him, just delaying when he starts.
You cant base your decisions on what you gave up for the guy, no matter how hard that may be, its just poor business. You have to admit you made a mistake, or found someone better, and move on.
If Collins is better, you have to take him (assuming no cap problems) if you are looking to win this year. If you are building for the future its another story, but thats not the case with Miami, especially since nobody really knows how many more years Ricky can handle such a heavy load.
But Miami knows a lot more about Feely and his abilities than I do, so if they truly think he is better, or if they truly think Fieldler is better than Collins then they shouldnt take him, but otherwise i think it is foolish not to improve your team.
FFMastermind.com wrote:The Sun-Sentinel reports round One in the Dolphins quarterback derby belonged to QB Jay Fiedler. Fiedler entered the weekend minicamp with the starting offense and, despite two interceptions during Sunday's practice, showed that he deserves to stay for now. QB A.J. Feeley, who was acquired from Philadelphia in hopes he could knock Fiedler from that spot, struggled at times with his accuracy and didn't exhibit a firm grasp of the offense while rotating with the first team. However, the Palm Beach Post adds Feeley stood out Sunday, with deep completions to WR David Boston and WR Chris Chambers.