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Super Bowl should teach Dolphins a lesson

The Steelers are the champs.


Well, in this column that I've written for Monday's Miami Herald, I'm saying that it's because the run-first, defense-intense Steelers, can also throw the football.

Throwing the football is not an option in today's NFL. It is perhaps more important than running. Really. I believe that. How do you think the Cardinals got to the Super Bowl? Yeah, they took to the airways with Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston.

And to be able to pass the ball, you have to have at least one outstanding receiver. You know where I'm going here. I hope the Dolphins soon identify and either draft, sign or acquire in trade a great receiver.

I think it is their greatest need.

I am not saying Miami should use its first-round pick on a receiver, but neither am I saying the Dolphins definitely should not. Receiver is a huge need for the Dolphins and it needs serious addressing. The Miami corps needs a legit star that it lacks now. I don't care how Bill Parcells finds that guy. I just want him to find the guy and bring him to Miami. 

I know there will be talk of upgrading the middle of the line -- again. I know the defense needs attending to as well. But the Dolphins are kidding themselves if they continue to believe Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo and Ted Ginn Jr will be good enough. They are not good enough.

They're OK. But this team cannot win in the playoffs with these guys unless Ginn suddenly becomes a star, which is wish on a star stuff at best. The Dolphins should, must, come out of this offseason with a receiver that can win games for them.

Otherwise the offense will continue to be a popgun in an age when other NFL offenses are using Uzis.

Anyway, tell me what you guys think.