Zach Brown V.S. Dolphins Front Office
Brown has a chance to show Miami they were wrong, but were they?
I’m not sure how this one will turn out: Zach Brown V.S. Miami’s Front Office.
Brown just signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth up to $4.65 million. Miami could have had him for around 6 million per year, but chose to stick to their guns at a one-year deal with a value of 3-4 million. He thought he deserved more, and it seems that the Skins thought so as well.
Of course, the Redskins have a history or overpaying… Fin Fans are hoping it continues.
The Dolphins are now left with Koa Misi and two chances to fill out the position and / or get someone better.
Without Brown, they must use a premium chip to get someone to fill the position. They could use a later pick and wait for another vet to shake free post draft or after the Post Season. But that’s a shot in the dark that could leave a big hole in the defense. That’s not even taking into account Misi’s injury history, which most NFL football fans think is likely to continue.
Brown wasn’t the most sought after Free Agent… that says something
This will put pressure on the Front Office to get this right. If Brown has an excellent season and the Dolphins brass strikes out, then this could be a big hole in their resume and the foothold that critics of Mike Tannenbaum use to voice cries for change.
But, the script can be flipped the other way as well. If Brown flops and the FO brings in a winner, then it would be a big and bright and shiny feather in their cap.
Either way, this will be a critical crossroads, not only in the Front Offices’ future, but likely in the 2017 season as well. SAM Linebacker will now have as bright light a highlighting on it as the Guard position as reason for this year success or failure.