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We are seeing what happens when you miss in the first round so many times. Nick Saban hit gold with Ronnie Brown but other than that, we haven't had a real good first round pick (other than Brown) since OJ McDuffie and or Tim Bowens.
I knew our draft history was bad, but wow, I took a look at this and this is literally unbelievable.
Take a look at this comparison of first round picks the past 10+ years and the 2 teams that have been the best during this decade. *WARNING! NOT FOR THOSE WITH A WEAK STOMACH*
2007- Ted Ginn
2006- Jason Allen
2005- Ronnie Brown
2004- Vernon Carey
2003- NO PICK
2002- NO PICK
2001- Jamar Fletcher
2000- NO PICK
1999- NO PICK
1998- John Avery
1997- Yatil Green
How pathetic is that? 4 times we didn't pick and other than 2 picks we have absolutely nothing with the remaining picks. I know the jury is still out on Ginn but in 4 games he has done nothing. He looks tentative, scared and isn't showing his speed. Ronnie Brown is a super star, Jason Allen is a bust, Vernon Carey is a good right tackle but not a franchise left tackle. 2 straight no picks, Jamar Fletcher was absolutely awful and cost us the playoffs in 2002 vs. the Pats. We are in no position to ever make fun of anyone's drafting, not even the Jets. This is downright awful
2007- Anthony Gonzalez
2006- Joseph Addai
2005- Marlin Jackson
2004- NO PICK
2003- Dallas Clark
2002- Dwight Freeny
2001- Reggie Wayne
2000- Rob Morris
1999- Edgerin James
1998- Peyton Manning
1997- Tarki Glenn
1996- Marvin Harrison (Had to throw this one on here)
Damn Bill Polian can build a team. Look at the picks from 2006-1996. Every year they landed a guy who is invaluable to their success. (Marlin Jackson is decent and obviously there was a no pick in 2004, but the other guys on that list is ridiculous. Manning and Harrison make up the NFL's best passing combo ever, Edge and Addai are 2 guys that were or will be considered top 10 backs for at least a 5 year period. Dallas Clark and Anthony Gonzalez are guys that fit their scheme perfectly, Tarik Glenn was one of the league's best LTs for years and Reggie Wayne is also a great receiver. Polian can draft.
New England Patriots
2007- Brandon Meriweather
2006- Laurence Maroney
2005- Logan Mankins
2004- Vince Wilfork & Ben Watson
2003- Ty Warren
2002- Daniel Graham
2001- Richard Seymour
2000- NO PICK
1999- Damien Woodey & Andy Katzenmeyer
1998- Robert Edwards & Tebucky Jones
1997- Chris Canty
The Pats went a different route from the Colts, but were just about as effective in their drafting as the Colts. A franchise LT, built the best defensive line in the game, and good running backs too boot. They weren’t great drafts prior to the 21st century, but multiple picks in '99 and '98 helps big time. The Pats always seem to plug any one in but these drafts certainly have a big impact.
Drafting is so important in the NFL and we've seen mediocre teams carried by a few defensive stars over the past 3 years. But finally, we are seeing our lack of draft success in 2007. I'm literally embarrassed of that list we field from the past 12 years or so.
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yup that ginn selection makes no sense especially that early.
THe jury is still out but if someone held a gun to my head and told me to give my thoughts on Ginn, I'd say it was a bad pick. Patrick Willis would make our defense so much better and give us such a better future. Right now I'm looking at the future of the Fins and there isn't one player I can get excited about on defense, not one. Yeremiah Bell maybe but he's not exactly young at the ruptured achilles doesn't help.
On offense, I have confidence in Cameron's ability to build in offense. The offensive line is actully probably the most solid unit for the Dolphins this season. I have no complaints up front so far and it looks like Samson Satele is going to be a future pro bowl center. (That trade worked good for the Pats and Fins.)
Ronnie Brown is simply a stud, no other way to splice it. The receivers are no good outside of Chambers and Trent Green is awful. I can't wait to see what we have with John Beck.
Even Matt Millen as GM is part of a better FO than Miami has right now.
Huizenga should sell the team to an owner who has the knowhow to win in this league like Kraft and Wayne should go back to the Blockbuster Video franchises - His Dolphins could be at his Blockbusters on video under the 'Horror section' area.
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Last edited by PATRIOT64; 10-01-2007 at 01:59 AM..
There's a saying the fish rots from the head. And I've viewed sports organazations with that saying in mind for a very long time.The ones that are succesfull have a good owner,gm,and coach. There's been an argument thats died down in recent years: Which is more important players,or coach? In analyzing winning teams they almost always had very good coaches who could take average players and win,like Bum Philips once said "He can take his'in and beat your'in,then take your'in and beat his'in". I've seen talent laden teams with losey coaches go no where time and time again(see N.Turner/SD) And when I heard a broadcaster say thats an awfull lot of money for a coach" It struck me as why? he runs the team, winning is his responsability. If you have a proven coach why not pay him. The idea of paying the players but not the coach seems to me to have died down over the last 6-7 years possibly because of coachs such as Belichick. But I think it applies to GM's also. Find a good gm that can find a good coach and pay them both. Of course this is not the be all and end all the gm/coach has to be able to pick talent at some level no coach can be expected to win with nothing,and thats seems to be what has happened to Miami looking at there draft for the last ten years they gotten virtualy nothing. The same thing for FA as well.
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Re: Why The Dolphins are so Bad (Draft History)
Originally Posted by Aqua4Ever04
Seems like no matter what the DOlphins do, it's always the wrong decision. Fiedler over Green in 2001 (that was just a terrible decision that made no sense), AJ Feeley over drafting a QB in 2004, Culpepper over Brees in '06.
your the idiot who was telling everybody taking cullpepper over brees was the right choice lol lol .stupid team stupid fans lmao .