Dolphins Acquire Robert Quinn From Rams

It was reported earlier today that the Dolphins are trading a mid-round pick and swapping late round draft picks to acquire DE Robert Quinn from the Los Angeles Rams.

Just when I began to lose faith in my Dolphins, they reel me back in. After Tannehill got injured in the preseason last year, it was a pretty wild ride in Miami. We automatically signed Jay Cutler to be a $10 million joke. He was a funny joke, we had some good times, but he was still a joke…and an expensive one. Then, they traded Jay Ajayi for a fourth-round draft pick. I was LIVID.

See:

BREAKING: Jay Ajayi To The Eagles

So that happened and we missed the playoffs. Always next year, right? Hard maybe.

My hope started to come back around the time the Dolphins Franchise-Tagged Jarvis Landry a couple of weeks ago, because no matter what happens with that, at least they aren’t letting him walk. And then, this. We not only have Cameron Wake,  we not only have Ndamukong Suh, but not we also have ROBERT QUINN!

Obviously, Adam Gase’s philosophy (besides hiring all of his boys from previous teams) is that if the opposing quarterback dies every week, they can’t beat us. I LOVE IT.

Two important items to note:

https://mobile.twitter.com/QMS_TreBabs/status/969700978684518401

This D-Line trio might actually end Tom Brady’s career. You heard it here first!!

Secondly, getting Robert Quinn for what seems like a 4th-rounder essentially means that they turned Jay Ajayi into Robert Quinn. I can get behind that. I realize that we took on a pretty good sized contract in the process, but we are also not having to pay Landry now. (Hopefully we get good compensation.)

All we need now is to draft the next great QB and let ol’ TanneTHRILL mold them and we will be set.

P.S. I have NO idea which QB we should draft…pretty much anyone besides Darold.

P.S.S. While we are at it, let’s sign Johnny Football to the practice squad. Why? Because it’s #COMEBACKSZN

PHINS UP!

 

BREAKING: Jay Ajayi To The Eagles

Ajayi to the Eagles for a 4th-Rounder

Recently, it was reported that the Miami Dolphins traded RB Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 4th-round draft pick, and boy, do I have some things to say.

Before I get into bashing my favorite football team, I would like to wish The JayTrain the best of luck in Philly. I hope you win a Super Bowl and shove it right in the Dolphins faces.

Okay, now let’s get right to it. What are we thinking!? I understand that trades are a part of the sport, but really? A 4th-rounder? I understand that Ajayi’s numbers aren’t the best this year, but that’s the Dolphins fault. The offensive line is just that…offensive. They clearly can’t push forward for the run and they aren’t great at protecting the QB, either. Aside from the lack of blocking, the offensive scheme is all wrong for the kind of runner Ajayi is. His nickname is literally “JayTrain,” which would imply that he might need some steam before meeting the line.

Instead of putting him 7 or 8 yards behind the QB in a single back set, the Dolphins put him beside the QB like they’re going to run a read option or something. There are only a couple of RBs in the league that should be lined up that way. Le’Veon Bell can line up beside Big Ben because his running style is patient. Shady McCoy can line up beside Tyrod Taylor because his QB is mobile, so they can run all sorts of options. But Ajayi, like Zeke and LaGarrett Blount, needs to get some momentum going before they hit the line of scrimmage because they thrive on contact. They are power backs.

I don’t know what else to say here. From the Dolphins’ perspective, it was just a bad trade. On the other hand, the Eagles might have just assured themselves the NFC East. It seems as if Ajayi will be the perfect compliment to their young QB, Carson Wentz, and the other three teams in the division are on the downtrend…unless the Redskins can find a receiver at the deadline. (Watch it be Jarvis Landry)

So the Eagles may win the Super Bowl and the Dolphins may end up getting a top-5 draft pick. These two franchises are going in very different directions just because of this one move. Every year, I say “let’s make this the best Trade Deadline ever,” no matter what the sport. I love trades, always have, so it’s only right that my team rips my heart out using one of my favorite things.

Again, I wish you the best, JayTrain. Keep running people over and get yourself a ring. Enjoy Wentzylvania.

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