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Dolphins Sunday: Beck outta here? [Updated]

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

Today's Dolphins column in Mama Herald focuses on the fact John Beck is a Miami Dolphin. It also focuses on the fact John Beck doesn't fit on the Dolphins and is trade bait.

Let's face it, Beck is not the quarterback of today. He's not the quarterback of tomorrow. He's not young and yet he's inexperienced. He is, however, on the trade block.

The video below of Beck's first career NFL start shows a guy that was terribly unsure of himself. He had no poise nor confidence. Consequently he was inaccurate, as several easy throws were high or behind the receivers. Beck's footwork was also atrocious. You have to excuse part of that to inexperience and understanding his offensive line wasn't very good, but he seemed to bail out too quickly as if not wanting to get hit.

So on a team eager to, as I first reported a month ago, add draft picks and come out of the April 25-26 selection process with about 12 drafted players, Beck is a trade waiting to happen. Maybe Cam Cameron, who loved Beck so much, should lobby for him to come to Baltimore, where the former coach is the offensive coordinator.

Maybe you folks see a future for Beck in Miami. I do not.

After you check out the column and read Tony Sparano's quotes on Beck, you tell me if you agree or disagree with me. 

[Update: There was an ongoing debate in 2007 whether the Dolphins made a mistake in passing on Brady Quinn and eventually picking Beck in the second round. Obviously neither player has done very much his first two seasons. But Quinn seems to have held greater value despite his relative inactivity while Beck has not.

According to The National Football Post, the Browns have multiple offers to trade for Quinn and the asking price is already at a first-round pick and the Browns are looking to get even more. Beck meanwhile is nowhere close to being worth a first-rounder and isn't even returning the second-round pick the Dolphins invested in him on the trade market. Food for thought.] 


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Your post is right on.

sorry i forgot, cant wait to see henne's first few. i wish him to do well, but........


Who cares what you ate for diner, you patsy.

assassin, im glad u feel the same. i mean what they played cleo like half the season or something? all im saying to call beck awfull. i dont get it. i bet the jets or bills do not think he's that bad


I do not think Brady Quinn will pan out. Lets say I hope he does not, then it will not matter that the Phins did not pick him. I do think Henne may be pretty good if given the opportunity.

assassin, im with you man.

>Names I forgot to mention Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Bledsoe, DAN MARINO, Eli Manning, JOe Montana, JOe Namath, Jim Kelly, Eddie LaBaron, Sonny Jurgenson, YA Title, Fran Tarkenton, Sammy Baugh. All started games as rookie quarterbacks. All did just fine.

Which of those teams, sucked? Which of those teams couldn't pass protect? I'd LOVE to see Brady on the Lions. "if you're good, you're goog"??? riiiiiiight

>Ok we all know Beck has to go

WE???? you got a worm in your pocket?

cote, dude i dislike the pats, but bledsoe was a pimp

I would keep him unless we get a fourth or better. We need three qb's and he is not costing us much and still has upside.

i could see him doing some rich gonnon type of thing, ill say i can see him being good at some point old, briefly, you know. 220,221 whatever it takes

I agree that he is not in the Dolphins future, but I also feel that he has not been coached and that he has not had time to mature. I think he will do well for another team given he gets the proper coaching. The film you attached is not a fair judge. He is on the road against a decent defense, in a hostile crowd, with no rushing game to speak of(Ronnie and Ricky both hurt at this point), no decent receiver on the field at this time, and a poor defense. You got to admit that Cameron did him wrong. John Beck, I still think, has potential but needs to be with a good coaching staff and needs to be with a team that can groom him. However, his time clock is ticking.

john t, very insightfull, you made some, well in my opionion, strong argument.

It makes sense for the Dolphins to make a small gamble and give Beck a chance to improve his value.He has shown in college and in practice that he can throw a beautiful deep ball.

"Give the guy a break Armando. You are a columnist, not a G.M.(thank god.) Many of your columns have been 'atrocious', but you still have a job."

Thank you, someone realizes his writing is average at best.

at .45 seconds...beck makes a very nice throw on a deep in to i think Ginn with 4 defenders around.. very accurate throw.. showed good mobility under pressure as well(which he was often)...now that being said.. he needs work.... but he has shown signs that he can play..u gotta understand the situation of that game as well.. who plays unreal in their first game???? not many. he was in philly..in the cold... against a strong defense.. a pressure defense, that loves to get after the QB and can make alot of even veteran QBs look like he hasnt played alot... he had NO line...chambers was gone by the time he played.. and ronnie brown was down too.. he literally had SQUAT around him come on now.

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