By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)
Now that the Dolphins have a coaching staff and General Manager in place, we can start looking forward to free agency, which is about a month and a half away, and the draft, which will be almost two months later.
The Miami Dolphins would be wise to fill most of their holes in free agency with second tier free agents, so that they are not drafting based on need.
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The signing of these types of players is just as important as a good draft.
At quarterback, the team is solid with Tannehill and Moore. 34 year old Michael Vick is an option, as he was coached by Bill Lazor in Philadelphia. Trading or releasing Moore would free up $4 million. Josh McCown, a former Dolphin, is the only other possible upgrade. Pat Devlin may be better than the rest of the free agents on the market.
At running back, the Dolphins could sign a power back like Ben Tate or LeGarrette Blount, but they will be expensive. CFL Grey Cup MVP and former Dolphin, Kory Sheets, could be a better, under the radar, signing. Green Bay Fullback John Kuhn is a proven as a blocker and in short yardage and pass catching. According to his position coach, he changed the pass blocking protections when Aaron Rodgers was out, never gave up a sack and was great on third down pass protection. I am sure Philbin would love to have him back on his team.
At wide receiver, the team could target Anquan Boldin, who at 33 is still an elite receiver. Should the new GM decide to move Mike Wallace, Ted Ginn Jr. and Devin Hester are elite return men who can also run the go route and catch screen passes. Armon Binns could be brought back in hopes that he develops as the big target Tannehill needs. (cont’d on page 2, CLICK HERE)