The quarterback position is always a hot topic of conversation, especially during this time of the year. The National Football League has become a sport where this position is one of supreme importance, and if you’re a team that dosen’t have a difference maker at the position, your franchise will be left behind! Only one of 12 playoff quarterbacks had a passer rating below 80 (Tim Tebow at 72.9), and the elite single-callers were well over 100 (Aaron Rodgers 122.5, Drew Brees 110.6 and Tom Brady 105.6).
Inside The Eagles-Dolphins Match-up
By: Alexander Alvarez
The Philadelphia Eagles will roll into Sun Life Stadium holding the same 4-8 record as the Miami Dolphins but the record for both these teams is only the beginning of the story. In the off-season one could have easily said the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders, snatching up free agents Ronnie Brown, Vince Young, Nmanmdi Asomugha, and receiving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie via trade for Kevin Kolb, with all these moves and more the Eagles were early favorites to make it all the way to the Super Bowl but since then self-proclaimed “Dream Team” has had an up and down season that has a lot of people wondering if the focus this off season should have gone elsewhere.
The most important position in football is quarterback. You can try and argue with me about it, but I won’t change my mind. It is all about the QB. Last week, I took a look at five quarterbacks that could be on the move in the weeks ahead: Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Marc Bulger, and Tyler Thigpen.
The Finsiders go around the league to get the latest on Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Vince Young, Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, and Matt Hasselbeck. Don’t miss the guys discuss which quarterbacks they think would fit best in Miami.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com
As far as the Dolphins go, they’ll be signing (or possibly trading for) a quarterback once they’re able to do so – this has been made clear by both GM Jeff Ireland and Head Coach Tony Sparano all summer.
The South Florida columnist called into the show to give his thoughts on Chad Henne, Vince Young, and the Dolphins QB situation. Listen in as Berardino discusses how the Dolphins rookies could be effected by the labor dispute.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com
Garrett Campbell (Facebook): Is it going to be Chad Henne under center or do you think through free agency we’ll try and pick up someone like Kevin Kolb or Vince Young?
John Congemi: Garrett, I believe that Chad will start the season under center for the Dolphins. That said, if Carson Palmer, Matt Hasslebeck or Young find their way onto the roster, all bets are off.
Chris Boyle (Facebook): Once the lockout ends will the Dolphins go after a quarterback?
Jesse Agler: Absolutely. They pretty much have to just from a roster standpoint. Right now, Chad Henne is under contract. That’s it. There’s a chance (depending on what the new CBA says) that Tyler Thigpen will be back after he was tendered, but I would guess that the new rules will make him a free agent when they new league year starts.
The Sports Illustrated writer who is also known as “McLovin” on the Dan Patrick Show called-in to talk about the different quarterback situations around the NFL. Don’t miss Perloff tell us where he believes Vince Young, Kevin Kolb, and Matt Hasselbeck will end up in 2011.Dolphins.com Podcast More podcasts available on Dolphins.com
Paul Adamaszek (Facebook): Keith, what do you expect out of [new offensive coordinator] Brian Daboll?
Keith Sims: I’m not entirely sure what to expect—none of us are, but here’s what I want: I want creativity. That doesn’t mean we have to be launching the ball down the field every other play, but I want him to take advantage of mis-matches.