DAVIE, Fla. David Garrard, the 34-year-old veteran who missed last season after having neck surgery, is the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback.
Think about that. Let it wash over you for a second. It leaves you feeling very neutral. Youre not excited, youre not disappointed.
You just accept the news that the Dolphins' first depth chart lists Garrard as the starter, and you move on.
Welcome to the new season future, Dolphins fans. Once again, the outlook is gray and murky.
Garrard is a good guy. Hes savvy and seems to be very conscientious. But having him as your starter evokes no emotion, it doesnt move you, it doesnt create a spark, and that captures a major part of the problem for the Dolphins over the past few years.
Garrard is good. But Miami needs more than good at quarterback. Miami needs outstanding, and if not that, Miami needs exciting. More than anything, Miami needs winning.
Garrard, a class act by all accounts, hasnt tried to win anyone over with his words.