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Miami Dolphins Trade CB Vontae Davis, Continue Ignoring Need for Talent

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Vontae Davis

The Miami Dolphins have traded former first-round pick Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2013 second-rounder as well as a conditional late-round pick. Obviously, this is a move that makes sense on several fronts given the Midas-like wealth of talent the Dolphins possess at virtually every position on the field, Sean Smith's apparent brilliance during practice, the impressive depth delineated in the team's winless preseason campaign, and the impressive lineup of successful second-round picks Jeff Ireland and team have assembled throughout their tenure.

(In case you guys haven't realized it yet, that's an attempt at sarcasm and - to quote the great 1985 movie "Once Bitten" -- we'd better get ourselves a shovel because we are in deeeep shit.)

See, the Dolphins are not in the 'talent' business; they are in the 'character' business and as well all know it's true moral fortitude, manners, and opening-doors-for-little-old-ladies-and-calling-your-mother-every-day moxie that win football games.

That's why you undersell and trade off Brandon Marshall for two 3rd-round picks when you (i.e. the same person here, a.k.a. Jeff Ireland) acquired him for two 2nd-rounders.

Why would we need something like "talent" on a football field when we've got someone that is clearly immature, temporarily out of shape, whiny, and apparently has something of a urinary issue that requires him to run off the field every so often to evacuate his kidneys? Why?

Because at the age of 24 and at one of the most absolutely critical positions on the football field, you had a guy in Vontae Davis that had 150 tackles, 9 interceptions, 31 passes defended and a sack to boot in just three seasons

How, exactly, is the next walking stiff Jeff Ireland picks up in the 2nd-round going to rank against that?

The Miami Dolphins return to the gridiron on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. to face the Dallas Cowboys in Texas in another preseason tuneup.

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26 comments
Lorenzo Diaz
Lorenzo Diaz

Dolphins, Marlins and their fans are gluttons for punishment. The only good team MIA has is the Heat

Derrick Lee
Derrick Lee

I remember trying to explain to my kids why the Miami Dolphins didn't resign Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams (WE LOVED THEM)... The team cut Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and now Vontae Davis. You need to hire the right staff to deal with your star players...

Derrick Lee
Derrick Lee

I remember trying to explain to my kids why the Miami Dolphins didn't resign Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams (WE LOVED THEM)... The team cut Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and now Vontae Davis. You need to hire the right staff to deal with your star players...

Jeff Feldman
Jeff Feldman

Death to Ireland. While we are at it can we get an owner that is a sports fan please?

Jeff Feldman
Jeff Feldman

Death to Ireland. While we are at it can we get an owner that is a sports fan please?

Jeff Feldman
Jeff Feldman

Death to Ireland. While we are at it can we get an owner that is a sports fan please?

RT Kitten
RT Kitten

I am glad we got a 2nd, which gets me thinking we got a 2nd for a solid cb, but could not get more than a 3rd for Marshall

Richard Herrera
Richard Herrera

Vontae hasn't demonstrated top db quality work. I'm ok with it.

Richard Herrera
Richard Herrera

Vontae hasn't demonstrated top db quality work. I'm ok with it.

Crs Diaz
Crs Diaz

The Fins take one step forward and two steps back. Well we'll see what happens

Crs Diaz
Crs Diaz

The Fins take one step forward and two steps back. Well we'll see what happens

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Flushing a season for draft picks. Dolphins strategy is one of what Pittsburgh did under Chuck Noll in the 70's, SF did under Bill Walsh in the early 80's, Dallas did under Jimmy Johnson in the late 80's. Using the draft to become a better team. Hey, they tried it the other way with FA's and those guys got old & retired. Colleges are pumping out replacement parts nationally, so unless the player is as good as Peyton Manning, expect to have them play for 3-4 years. Players are going to regret the CBA and limits to rookie contracts, fewer will get Brees like contracts.

Luis Quintero
Luis Quintero

i dont give a fffff cant wait for Basketball season...Lets Go Heat!!!!!

Arlo Rappaport
Arlo Rappaport

This is a disaster. We are rebuilding with the same guy making the decisions that messed it up in the first place.

Haley Ambros
Haley Ambros

If you watched the training camp you understand where this decision came from

badpandamiami
badpandamiami

I don't even know what to say at this point.. Ireland is tremendo comepinga.. The only talent Ireland has i creating more issues for a shitty football team.. At this point a good trade would probably be someone elses 2nd string team four our 1st team. Not that they are all bad, it's just we need an Ireland/Ross free team and tremendo despojo..

Derrick Christopher Mustelier
Derrick Christopher Mustelier

Smart trade, good value. Talented kid but his attitude and work ethic stink. Showed up to camp out of shape and committed a ton of penalties in the preseason. Never could break into the starting lineup. Even Sean Smith beat him out the year they were both drafted.

Alex Curros
Alex Curros

Horse shit !!!!!! Jeff Ireland is the worst GM in the history of the NFL .

Paul Ermeri
Paul Ermeri

Can we trade the Dolphins to New England for the Patriots?

Paul Ermeri
Paul Ermeri

Can we trade the Dolphins to New England for the Patriots?

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