Tired Of People Knocking The Dolphins For Not Drafting a QB

The 2018 draft ended a week ago and I feel very good about the Miami Dolphins draft. They filled some holes, such as tight end, a running back, and some players to help their pass defense covering the opposing team’s tight ends. I felt the Dolphins accomplished a lot to improve their team.

However, it seems a lot of "experts" are knocking the Dolphins draft for not taking a quarterback. Look everyone is entitled to their opinion and I thought Miami would take a quarterback considering the work they put in and talking up the top quarterbacks, but it was a smoke screen, so they could get other teams to take one and hope some players fall to them at pick 11. Mel Kiper was particularly critical even though he thought the Dolphins did well otherwise. He gave the Dolphins a C and nfl.com thought the Dolphins were one of the losers from the draft for not taking a QB. Look you aren't going to fill every need in the draft the Dolphins, I believe, had bigger needs than quarterback. The Dolphins had to address some needs on defense and tight end on offense. I understand Ryan Tannehill is coming off a serious injury. He should have had the surgery on his knee after the 2016 because partially torn ACLs don't heel on their own and Tannehill elected for the stem cell treatment, but reality is his knee was a ticking time bomb last training camp and could have full torn at any time. Mike Tannenbaum was correct the quarterbacks they have behind Tannehill are still young and can develop. David Fales. who started the season finale last year, doesn't have the game experience in the regular season and probably could use some extra work in the preseason this year. Brock Osweiler has started and has experience but has had mixed results and is still young enough to develop and work on his game. The Dolphins recently added Bryce Petty, who came from a tough situation with the New York Jets, is young and needs more room to grow in his game and maybe a fresh start with the Dolphins and being with an offensive minded coach in Adam Gase will help.

Here is another thought. This year’s quarterback class is talented, but all of them have flaws in their game that need to be worked on and there is no sure-fire franchise quarterback just teams gambling on potential. The New York Giants had the 2nd pick and have a quarterback in Eli Manning, who is on the back end of his career, if the Giants felt strong about any of those top quarterbacks don't you think they would have taken one to sit and learn behind Eli while he finishes the final 2 years of his deal? I realize the Giants took one in the 4th round, but they could have taken one of the top quarterbacks and they passed what does that tell you? The Denver Broncos had the 5th pick and they have quarterback issues despite signing Case Kennum. John Elway has done a terrible job with the quarterback position since Peyton Manning retired and he did his research on these quarterbacks and he didn't take one quarterback in this draft why aren't people criticizing him? Don't you think Elway would have taken one if he saw a quarterback he liked at pick 5? The Houston Texans starting quarterback is coming off the same knee injury as Ryan Tannehill and no other quarterback on their roster and yet they didn't take a quarterback either why do they get a pass?

This quarterback class was talented, but as I said there was no sure-fire franchise quarterback and had their flaws. Sam Darnold was a turnover machine in college. Baker Mayfield is 6' tall, which is short for a starting NFL QB, and had some questionable on field antics, such as the crouch grabbing towards an opposing team or taunting the opposing team for not shaking hands. Josh Allen has a strong arm and can throw the ball 90 yards, but he has accuracy issues, doesn't read defenses well, and needs work with his mechanics. Yet everybody makes excuses for him, such as didn't have enough talent around him. I've never heard of any quarterback that gets defended for lack of supporting cast. Josh Rosen is the most pro ready quarterback but has maturity issues and sense of entitlement. If the Dolphins wanted one of those quarterbacks they could have gotten one of those quarterbacks, but they obviously felt there were a lot of holes in their game and they didn't have to draft a quarterback because they feel comfortable with the quarterbacks they have. If Tannehill gets hurt again we probably have the same result as last season and next year we can reassess the quarterback position.


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  1. I totally agree we need to fill the other holes mostly defense and offensive line but also tight end and they did well in the draft people need to lay off Tannehill and start pointing out the true issues not him just because he’s the quarterback it’s a team sport people we win as a team and lose as a team no one guy now let’s go have a good season #PhinsUp

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  2. Whether you think a QB should have been drafted or not (I personally think it's always good to draft a QB every year because you never know when you might hit pay dirt) it is undeniable that the backup situation is a complete disaster. If Tannehill goes down, they might not win a game with Osweiler, Fales, or Petty behind center. If they didn't plan on drafting a QB or signing a serviceable veteran, they should've kept Matt Moore. Not great but at least fairly capable. What they have now is laughable.

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  3. well ill say this AGAIN.... Finally looks like after many years of follow typical draft plans and shooting the odds to get a lucky diamond in the rough , which hasnt worked sense marino. they are starting to follow a plan fully to the end and see it threw. addressing the many needs and trimming the extreme high ticket salaries on hunches. they are getting back to the basics of team building with the budget minded and doing what is right matching talent to what talent they have . tannelhill will be fine and we will win more than 6 games as vagas predicts
    for the most part i say unless you have a donation of millions of dollars to give than keep ur mouth shut and see where they go.

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  4. Except for Marino, no QB rookie has ever done well so why so many think that we needed to draft a QB in case Tannehill gets injured is unbelievable.
    Besides Tannehill has been durable up to this injury, so he will be fine.

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