Dolphins fans are now in a state of questioning. Questioning the decisions made over the past few years, asking if Tannehill was the right choice, if we should put Moore in, and now, after a breakout year, we ask: what do we do without him?
Tannehill slightly tore his ACL in practice this past Wednesday, the same ACL he slightly tore last season against Arizona. He has not gotten surgery for it, as it could have put this season in question for him. Now, the knee that was “a ticking time bomb,” has gone off, and he will most likely not play a down this season.
As a result of this, the Dolphins decided to sign Jay Cutler, the cigarette smoking, interception throwing, naked posing quarterback, for $10 million, which is a ridiculous amount to pay for Jay Cutler.
I don’t want him. I want to win, and the Dolphins aren’t winning if they plan to start Moore/Cutler. They should have, but never would, sign Colin Kaepernick.
You may remember Colin Kaepernick as the guy who kneeled during the National Anthem last year, which caused your great-uncle to yell a lot at Thanksgiving. He was a Super Bowl quarterback, taking the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII, which they lost to Baltimore, 34-31. He was a good quarterback, having thrown 12,271 yards, 72 touchdowns, and only 30 interceptions on a 59.8 completion percentage.
After kneeling during the National Anthem last year, protesting because he believes the US “oppresses black people and people of color.” This caused mass controversy and also led to more players kneeling during the National Anthem. Jerry Jones told his Cowboys if they kneeled, they’d be out of a job.
During his kneeling 2016 season, Kaepernick was named the 49ers starter in Week 6 and would go on to throw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions in 11 starts. He would opt-out of his contract after the season, becoming a free agent. Now, with the preseason kicking off Wednesday, Kaepernick sits without a spot on an NFL roster.
The Dolphins became a front-runner to sign Kaepernick the second Tannehill went down in practice on Wednesday. It would have worked on the football side of things, but not on every other spectrum.
Kaepernick could have beat out Moore as a starter, in my opinion, had the Dolphins signed him. But they did not, and here’s why: the fans would have absolutely hated him. They booed him when the 49ers played against the Dolphins last season, and they’ll boo him if he joins their roster.
There’s 2 separate sides of this Dolphins’ fan-hatred. You have the Cuban fans, which there are a ton of in South Florida, who hate Kaepernick for wearing a pro-Castro shirt last year. Then you have those who hate Kaepernick for kneeling at the flag, which there are a ton of across the nation.
The Castro shirt alone would have killed Kaepernick in Miami, but then you add the kneeling, and his chances are done down here. I don’t agree with the actions Kaepernick took, but I’m at the point where I don’t care anymore.
I don’t care what Kaepernick did, I just want to win. That’s all Dolphins fans want is to win. We’ve made the playoffs three times since 2000, have watched the Patriots win 5 rings of their own, while we can’t make it past the Wild Card round. I just want to win for once, just once.
We’ve made the wrong decision on quarterbacks before, taking Culpepper over Brees, and now we take Cutler over Kaepernick. I understand how Cutler could make sense, as HC Adam Case was his offensive coordinator in Chicago for one season. Now Cutler comes out of retirement and can make up to $13M with incentives.
You made the wrong choice Miami, and once again, us Dolphins fans will be watching other teams play in January if Cutler is our quarterback. Some will argue Matt Moore can bring us there, but I don’t agree. We saw what he did in big game situations against Pittsburgh in the Playoffs last year, and it involved a lot of interceptions.