2006 only three teams have scored fewer points than your Miami Dolphins.
worst offense in Dolphin history, scoring-wise, was the 1966 squad. They produced
15.2 points per game.
your 2006 Dolphins are a measly point per game better than an expansion squad
offense, the truth becomes painfully obvious.
time to start over. What they have and what they are doing just isnít working.
time for Nick Saban to look at his below average offensive players coldly and
objectively as a squad seriously devoid of legitimate playmakers.
time for Saban to judge his offensive coaches for what they are: badly overpaid,
overstaffed, overrated, overprotected, and consistently outcoached. Most should
be fired at seasonís end.
time for Saban to look in the mirror. After all, he orchestrated this mess.
that what an offense is that scores 30+ points just once? A mess?
at least that.
the Dolphins are missing three of their best offensive playmakers in Ronnie
Brown, Daunte Culpepper, and Ricky Williams. They matter.
so does the pure overall lack of talent at wide receiver and tight end, as well
as the disturbingly unsettled situation at quarterback, where Culpepper is no
sure bet to ever return to form and Joey Harrington continues to confirm that
he is not the answer.
the latest debacle at Buffalo,
with Harrington doing his best Animal House imitation with regards to his
this miserable season will be over in two weeks. In that time, and thereafter,
the absolute worst thing Saban can do is deny the state of things. Itís one
thing to publicly support players and coaches, itís another to allow loyalty to
corrupt oneís judgment.
and foremost, Saban must accept that Chris Chambers, a so-called #1 receiver,
is a fraud. Instead of getting better, he is getting worse. He whines and moans
about not getting his chances, yet forgets to mention he does little to create
his own opportunities. His route running is abysmal and his continued penchant
for body catching the ball is ruinous. Too easily eliminated by opposing
defenses, Chambers is essentially harmless. He just isnít a difference-maker.
is Randy McMichael. He has proven himself to be completely untrustworthy as a
receiving threat and out loud laughable as a big play tight end.
time for the Dolphins to admit that they made serious mistakes in giving
Chambers and McMichael big contracts and cut their losses before another season
of disappointments can come to pass.
players will have some value in a draft day deal. Itís time to draft and/or
acquire replacements, guys who can deliver the goods.
of delivery, Saban would agree that quarterback will require the greatest of
things stand today we can expect that Culpepper and Harrington will likely be
battling it out for the starting job, come next season.
Cleo Lemon will probably do his darnedest to crash the party. Saban should give
him a better chance by starting him over the final two games of this lost
what if Culpepper, the hoped-for savior, canít get himself right?
will need to make a call here, and soon. Just how much slack should be given to
Culpepper, all things considered?
not a lot.
such, it would seem that the Dolphins may need another legitimate option at QB
because Saban would be an outright fool to put all his eggs in the Harrington
Sabanís forte is not offense. One might argue he has very little feel for it,
especially when it comes to quarterbacks.
on Earth would Saban stick with Harrington, tossing blanks against the Bills, when
it was clear Harrington was ineffective? Why not insert Lemon earlier, while
there was still a chance?
all know that Saban waited too long for Culpepper to come around, a decision he
has come to regret. Before that, Saban was fooled into believing that Culpepper
was ready for the season when there was real concern he was truly not.
it is with Major League Baseball managers, NFL head coaches must know when his
starting pitcher has had enough. Either Saban doesnít have a feel for this or
he has too much faith in his quarterbacks.†
Saban and GM Randy Mueller can make the right
personnel calls this time, finding the right
offensive coaching staff is imperative.
must start with an offensive coordinator he can trust, someone who can successfully
match a philosophy with people. Someone who knows playmaking talent and
how/when to use it.
Mularkey isnít the answer for Miami.
He wasnít in Buffalo,
either. Staying with him for the sole purpose of maintaining continuity would
be a serious mistake.
quote Sabanís own prophecy, ĎKeep doing what youíre doing and youíll get the
same results, guaranteedí.
would do well to practice what he preaches as he reflects on this terrible,
miserable failure of a season. Continued trust in the same coaches and players
wonít get it done.