There’s usually great excitement for the NFL Draft, as fans dream of the player their team will add in the first round.
They’re not really feeling that.
After an offseason of relatively inactivity — other than changing coaches, letting respected veterans walk, floating a tanking agenda to the media and signing some guys from a quickly-defunct football league — the Dolphins are supposed to pick 13th on Thursday.
But Dolphins supporters don’t really want them to.
Here is how the poll went tonight:
What will make you happiest with the Dolphins on Thursday?
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) April 25, 2019
“Trade down” won.
“Improve the trenches” was second.
“Get a QB” and “CB or skill player” trailed by a lot.
Maybe fans have bought into the Tank-For-Tua plan.
Maybe they don’t don’t trust the Dolphins to pick anyone decent anyway.
Or maybe they believe as I do, that Miami just needs to add as many players as possible, like Jimmy Johnson did in 1996 and 1997, to give itself a chance of falling into a Zach Thomas (fifth round, 1996) or Jason Taylor (third round, 1997) because they have picks to burn on projects.
But whatever it is, we’re going to hold the fans to it.
If the Dolphins do nothing Thursday but back down, we don’t want to hear whining.
After all, for this season, it’s not really about winning.
(Photo by Tony Capobianco).