Originally written on borisdiawtime.blogspot.com  |  Last updated 2/21/12
Miami Dolphins 2011 Record:  6-10 PPG For: 20.6 (20th) PPG Against:  19.6 (6th) 2012 Cap Number:  $116,636,173 Draft Position:  #9 Overall Pick There are two ways to look at Miami’s 2011 season: 1. The Dolphins 6-3 finish was good for the team. After starting off 0-7, everyone expected them to simply roll over and die. Instead, they continued to fight hard, and absolutely nobody wanted a piece of them by the end of the year. 2. The Dolphins 6-3 finish was an utter disaster. At 0-7, the Dolphins were very much in the thick of the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes. At 6-10, they not played themselves out of Andrew Luck, but they also played themselves out of Robert Griffin. Now, instead of having the franchise QB they’ve needed for over a decade fall right into their laps, they’ll need to give up substantial assets to land him. Honestly, I can understand both sentiments. As I’ve talked about before, sometimes it’s in the best interests of the franchise to lose. In this situation however, I’m not sure I feel that way. Sure, landing either Luck or Griffin would be nice, but let’s be honest about this and admit that they were NEVER losing more games than the Colts. Even in their 0-7 start, the Dolphins were fairly competitive, losing three of those games courtesy of horrific meltdowns. So would it have been worth it to render further damage to the franchise and its players by playing dead at the tail end of the season in the quest for Robert Griffin, or are they infinitely better off with the player development that the strong close undoubtedly provided? I say it’s the latter, Robert Griffin be damned! Instead of entering 2012 as the losing bunch they consistently are, they enter the season with a swagger and a confidence that hasn’t been present in quite some time.
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