Everyone has an opinion this time of year when it comes to NFL prospects and strategy and overall decisions to be made in the NFL draft.
And apparently the Miami Dolphins are voicing those opinions more this year than in the past.
"I can't remember when we've ever had as much debate and disagreement voiced since I've been with the team," one Dolphins source said this morning. "It's been more than ever from what I've seen and heard and that's going back pretty long while."
The source went on to say there was "not a lot of disagreement" when Bill Parcells first became the Dolphins football czar in 2008 and through 2010. He said Jeff Ireland allowed for more debate than Parcells but not a lot. And he said last year did not offer too much debate because there was a lot of agreement in new general manager Dennis Hickey's first year.
"I can see a difference this year," he said. "I'm not saying anyone takes a disrespectful approach. So don't go crazy and make this a controversy. But it has gotten a little heated at times."
And new football czar Mike Tannenbaum has made that point that, hey, that's awesome!
"Again, the good news is we’ve had a lot of disagreements," Tannenbaum said multiple times during the team's pre-draft press conference. "I think that’s what we all want is to have robust debate."
That could be very good.
Or it could be very bad.
Look, professionals paid to give their opinions drawing on their expertise and making it known is healthy. It adds layers to a decision that will shape the future of the franchise.
But I can also see where the folks who disagree on certain decisions and lose the debate could later absolve themselves from the decisions that do not work out favorably. We could get an every-man-for-himself approach.
Time will tell. But ultimately, what often happens is the good decisions have many fathers and the bad ones, as John F. Kennedy once noted, could become orphans.