Miami Dolphins: The Worst Franchise in the NFL
Luther Campbell, the man whose
booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free
speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be. In this special edition,
Luke laments the epic fall of Miami's storied NFL team.
It is a tragedy what is going on with
the Miami Dolphins. One of the most successful franchises in of all
sports has become the laughing stock of the NFL. The Dolphins were
always cutting edge and ahead of the game when Joe Robbie built the
team. It seems like yesterday when Robbie lured Don Shula away from
the Baltimore Colts to make the Miami Dolphins matter.
Watching Peyton Manning pass over the Dolphins for Tennessee or Arizona, two cities that don't have Miami's rich history is a disgrace. And the news keeps getting worse. Over the weekend, Matt Flynn, the former Green Bay back-up QB who supposedly had a great relationship with new head coach Joe Philbin, signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Flynn passed up a chance to play in the sunshine for the rainiest city on earth. The Dolphins gave up their best wide receiver, Brandon Marshall, without making a move to replace his talent. Without a star wide receiver to throw to, how the hell did General Manager Jeff Ireland think he could lure a quarterback of Manning's Hall of Fame caliber here?
It's just another boneheaded personnel move that shows Ireland is not qualified for his job.It seems like no star NFL players want to come play for Miami, where the NBA franchise has no problem convincing Chris Bosh and LeBron James to take pay cuts in order to win a championship. I was on the phone with Warren Sapp for over an hour. He gets paid the big bucks to be an NFL analyst and he can't figure out what the heck is wrong with the Dolphins.
If owner Stephan Ross doesn't fire Ireland soon, he's better off selling the team. Every day Ireland remains in charge, he makes Ross look foolish.
Follow Luke on Twitter @unclelukereal1.
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