The man is yet to display anything remotely close to justifying how high he was drafted and he runs like he's being chased by a bee. He's muffed his fair share of punts, he runs out of bounds pretty much every single chance he gets, and he's routinely dropped passes and fumbled the ball at key moments.
This is the guy the Dolphins are banking on to be the team's number one receiver.
Ginn is entering the third year of his career, which is supposedly the year a receiver breaks out. And the Dolphins have challenged him to step up. Everyone, from Tony Sparano, to Eric Green, to Chad Henne, are giving the man pointers.
Says Coach Sparano:
''The other thing I'd like to see him grow the most at is his knowledge of the coverage.'' That would ``help him play faster.''
Eric Green told Ginn that his key weakness is getting off the press at the line.
"We know he has the straight-ahead speed. What we are working on is route running right now. He is doing what we ask him to do, and right now he is getting a lot of balls, doing a good job using his technique.''
If you're not convinced Chad Henne is a robot after reading that, I don't know what to tell you. But anyway... the point is pretty clear. Ginn needs to step up in '09. The offense desperately needs a go-to-guy at receiver. The Fins are banking on that guy being Ted Ginn Jr.
Holy Mother of Bologna Nipples, we're fucked.