Okay, so here's where we're at. The Fins went absolutely apeshit on Friday signing free agents left and right. They've acquired nine in all so far:
OG Justin Smiley, TE Sean Ryan, LB Reggie Torbor, NT Jason Ferguson (from Dallas), DT Randy Starks, WR Ernest Wilford, WR David Kircus, QB Josh McCown and LB Charlie Anderson. Whew!
The signings have met with some mixed reviews among fans and certain parts of the media. And that's cool. Opinions matter. Opinions are good. And opinions are like gay cousins -- everyone has at least one.
But I, for one, like what we're doing so far. The Dolphins are getting younger at key positions. True, none of us had ever heard of Sean Ryan before Friday. And we nearly started a PFT-style rumor that he's Matt Ryan's older brother in the comments. And it would've been fun to see some mainstream media outlet pick up on that and run with that until it was proven that he's just a white football player who happens to have the same last name as another white football player. But still, woulda been cool.
Salguero wonders why we traded for 88-year old Jason Ferguson from Dallas, if we're supposedly going young. Well, it's because A.) last year we had a rhino carcass at nose tackle. At one point, we literally had a Stop sign at nose tackle. And B.) we just signed youngling Randy Starks, who Tuna envisions clogging up the middle for many years to come. Ferguson not only gives us a warm body who can, you know, make tackles and stuff, but he also gives Starks a strong mentor. "This is how you knock motherfuckers out, son."
Salguero also took a shit on the Josh McCown signing. Called him Jay Fiedler. And rightly so. McCown does bring Fiedler-type numbers. But here's the one major difference between those two: One observes Hanuka and eats kishka while the other listens to Casting Crowns and wears a WWJD bracelet. Well, okay, two major differences: Jay Fiedler was actually brought here to be the franchise quarterback (oy vey!). McCown is what's known in the bizz as a stop-gap. A bridge. The guy behind the guy, behind the guy. ESPN's Chris Mortensen tells us McCown will be Miami's number 2 QB. And let's say we draft either Sean Ryan's little brother or Joe Flacco or some other dude, even if McCown starts next season, he's still only the guy to bridge us between the former shit-for-talent QBs we've had to endure and the new franchise QB (Beck or Ryan or Flacco or whomever) who shall take us to the Promised Land. McCown is not the long-term answer. He knows that. Parcells knows that. So stick that in your pipe and blow it out your ass. Best of all, amount of draft picks we gave up for McCown: zero. Jesus is the Way.
So, yea, I like what Parcells is doing so far. Your thoughts?
//Before I go, I’d be remiss if I didn’t add this: Brett Favre has now affectively ruined any shot at me watching NFL Network or ESPN or FSN for like the next month and a half, because he's finally decided to retire. Let the media dick sucking commence!//