Dolphins Make Good Roll Of The Dice With Safety T.J. McDonald
Dolphins dice rolled more hits than misses in there FA picks last season
The Dolphins lost a prize Free Agent pick up in Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus to an injury last season. Mike Tannenbaum just made a low-risk high-reward role to fill that missing talent by signing Safety T.J. McDonald.
This is just one more good NFL football move, in a string of smart and patient moves, by this Front Office.
Yes, he will sit for eight weeks on a suspension. Sure, there is a risk with all that time on his hands that he will fall into another suspension. And yes, he has failed two tests just to reach this point. But with only a small contract at risk, the roll of the dice is worth possibly having a solid talent on the back end of the season, in a spot that needs help. The nice part is that he won’t suck up a roster spot, till he has been made active. So, there is plenty of time to evaluate and see what McDonald is made of.
McDonald has vowed to change his ways. But we have heard it all before. The irony is with Dion Jordan going out, we are filling his spot by bringing in another talent who has gone astray. But maybe this time, this one is serious… you never know.
Even if the dice come up snake eyes… not much is lost
With this player at least, it won’t cost a host of valuable picks. Instead, it’s a one year contract that will be easy to cut bait from.
But what if he does change his ways? What if he ends up making a few big plays for Miami?
Regardless of if he is on the roster next year or not, if he contributes this season, the Dolphins could come out on the right side of a Playoffs for the second season in a row… and maybe this time they’ll get a Post Season W.
Of course, he could do absolutely nothing. But, listen Fin Fans, nothing ventured is nothing gained.
Last season, Mario Williams and Arian Foster were busts, but Maxwell and Alonso weren’t. I say good job on this one, because whatever way it goes, it was a smart move, and eventually, with enough smart moves, the Dolphins will reach the top. Go Fins!!!