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Maybe the Dolphins way isn't the best way

BOSTON -- On my way home today but before I depart, I want to share with you my thoughts of the AFC Championship game as it relates to the Miami Dolphins.

Look, in 2008 the Dolphins were better than the Jets. They swept the Jets. They won the division ahead of the Jets. They went to the playoffs and the Jets didn't. The Dolphins were ahead.

Today they are behind.

Does anyone argue that?

The Jets are going to the AFC Championship games ... for the second consecutive year. And the Dolphins are out of the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

And that is why I write in my column today that maybe the Dolphins should rethink, adjust, consider changing the way they do business.

I list for you in the column the many differences in approach between the Dolphins and Jets. The Dolphins, for example, rarely want anything to do with veteran free agents over the age of 30ish. They want younger guys who will be around for a long time and grow into being Dolphins.

This despite the fact Miami's most successful free agent acquisition since Bill Parcells, Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland took over was a man over 30-years-old -- Chad Pennington, who had a near MVP season in 2008.

The Jets don't give a hoot about those limitations of age. They'll add LaDainian Tomlinson when everyone says he's too old.

The Dolphins also thought this year they were complete at WR after getting one very good one in Brandon Marshall. They believed themselves complete there. And they were wrong.

The Jets? They pile talent atop talent if they can. They had Braylon Edwards. Then they added Santonio Holmes. And they did it knowing that Holmes was about to serve a suspension and was a risk and was a guy coaches had to manage. They still got him and he has been their best WR this year.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said at his meeting with the media that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. No, it's not original by him, but it is worthy of attention.

The Dolphins have done it their way -- as I point out, in various avenues -- for three years. It's lately not working, folks.

They have to consider making changes and I'm not just talking about making additions or subtractions to the roster. I'm talking about how they make those additions or subtraction. How they think. How they approach it.

I'm not saying the Jets have the answers. I am not a fan of many, many, many things they do. I think their coach knows defense and teach it very, very well, but he is also a gasbag who is morally vacuous. The Jets have flaws.

But you cannot ignore the things they have done that have paid dividends. And, no matter how much your distaste for them colors your opinion,  you cannot ignore their results.

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It really comes down to talent and coaching.....the dolphins can win with Henne, but the issue is the type of QB he represents.....he is a pocket passer and needs to be in a two Te in system that can give him max protection until he gains full confidence. SPEED is a MUST at both RB, TE and WR. We can build the O line in later rounds. The dolphins are not being built to compete like the era of Dan Marino, but is being built as a Balt. or Pitt.

Armando, get your head out of your ass you moron! Firstly, the JETS team was build to win now and after the lose next week they will have to dismantle that team because they are old and they can't give Holmes, Edwards, Harris,B.Smith, Coleman, S.Ellis, B. Moore, Cotchary, E. Smith, wayne Hunter, Bryan Thomas, J. Ihedigbo, etc...and the pick dead to last in every round of the 2011 draft because of the afc champoinship game. Secondly,
the DOLPHIN are build to win the next ten years just wait and see you ass hole.


Armando, get your head out of your ass you moron! Firstly, this JETS team was build to win now and after the lose next week they will have to dismantle this team. They are old and they can't give long term contracts to Holmes, Edwards, Harris, B.Smith, Coleman, S.Ellis, B. Moore, Cotchary, E. Smith, wayne Hunter, Bryan Thomas, J. Ihedigbo, when their contract expired in 2011...and they pick dead last in every round of the 2011 draft because of the afc champoinship game. Secondly,
the DOLPHIN are build to win the next ten years just wait and see you ass hole.

Some of you bloggers have rose-colored contact lens! Re-sign Brown over Williams?! WTF! Why?! Let's sign the injury-prone back with less yds. per carry average?! I'm glad the coaches don't read this sh.t!

LAST !!!

If there is a 2011-2012 season, the Pats and the Jets will probably let go a lot of the players they have on their roster. We can still win by drafting Ingram, a new TRUE center and a new right tackle. Then move Carey inside. Dolphins can only get better by coaching up Henne cause let's face it at our draft position we are stuck with Henne. I don't want some old washed up Quarterback that everyone else discarded.

Mando you fool! Different tune today than a month ago when you were saying you prefere Sparno over Ryan. All because Ryan has a foot fetish! Still feel that way idiot! You know so little about football its scary.

Mando,
Do you have a proof reader? There is only one AFC Championship game. The Jets are classless scum! Don't waste your breath on them!Believe it or not we don't want to be the Jets. But amazingling we let a former Jet FFFFFFFFFFFF us up. ( Parcells ). Maybe by design??? This is a Fins forum and leave the classless Jets off of it-- or -- I got just have two words for Ya - suck it-- a toe of course!

You know, I just want to point out all that crap about trusting the trifecta that Armondo here did that last two years!!! What a crock!
How did all that trust work out for us! I say anyone who ever questioned a move was wiser then the guy making the decision!
Were not gonna win anything in the next 3 years! Everytime someone defends the trifecta they sound like a beaten wife swearing up and down that the guy has changed!!!!
I'm sick

Was this all deleted?

If I see one more person begging for McNabb... I'm gonna puke!

He's tired, old, and a washed up has been.

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