"They did have the whole season to re-sign me, and they really didn't want to talk about anything, so maybe they didn't like me as a player or whatever it was," Crowder said...[The Dolphins] had the first crack at it and they dropped the ball, so we'll see what other teams do. It's their loss."
Ethan Skolnick compares Channing to the guy who will forever be the barometer to mediocre Dolphins linebackers til the end of days: Morlon Greenwood!:
That lack of impact has surprised me, because I projected more after his rookie season. He is intelligent and athletic, so he should be in on more big plays. He hasn't been. He reminds me, then, of Morlon Greenwood, who signed a surprisingly big deal with Houston and did produce a high number of tackles for a few years. But the Dolphins didn't miss Greenwood all that much.
Channing's an OK dude. He's one of the nicest Dolphins players you'll ever meet (and yes I met him because I'm cooler than you). And you gotta love his wacky personality, his post game soundbites and his brutal honesty. He's also quite the jokester as evidenced by the time he told everyone he couldn't find England on a map. And who can forget that fight he had with Matt Light last season? As far as his ability to be a completely middling linebacker who has yet to make a game-chaning play or put fear into offenses is concerned, well the jury is still out on that one.
Jury's back in: Guilty!