Maybe Miami Must Make Much Maligned Mallett the Man?

5 Apr

Okay, so maybe Ryan Mallett is a little bit “Dirty South”. Everyone you hear says two things, that his teammates love him, and that he’s the best pure passer in the draft. We actually like his fire, and his swagger too. We don’t see much of that from our current, gun-shy signal caller.

This is a passing league, babe. We’ve got a monster in Brandon Marshall, and a killer slot guy in Bess. Maybe the “best pure passer” label should carry more weight than the “alleged drug user” one? The good news about the Mallett rumors? They could make it very possible to trade down, add our missing second rounder, and still nab the cannon-armed youngster late in the first.

Ingram’s knee is causing a bit of concern, as is the pedestrian 40 time he put up at the combine. It certainly makes you consider how much distance there is between the Alabama back and the other prospects. That second rounder could then possibly be used to still grab a strong candidate for our backfield vacancy.

But suppose we can’t trade down. Suppose there’s no action when Miami’s on the clock. Aren’t there a lot worse fates than being forced to draft the best passer in the 2011 draft?

We think so.

GO DOLPHINS, and feel free to follow us on Twitter @thebottlenose

12 Responses to “Maybe Miami Must Make Much Maligned Mallett the Man?”

  1. Stephen Carroll April 5, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Let’s see – there were late drug allegations around another pure passer – some guy named Marino…

  2. Recidivist April 5, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Danny boy still likes the cocaine! Didn’t affect his play though.

    • Dan Ewen April 5, 2011 at 10:04 am #

      Totally. Marino and I used to snort coke off Jim Jensen’s wife’s stomach. It never slowed us down.

  3. markeyh April 5, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    Just the facts:

    *Chad Henne (25 years old) 32 NFL starts
    *582 Completions out of 953 Attempts
    *61.1% comp percentage
    *6,246 passing yards with a 6.6 average
    *27 TD’s, 33 Int’s, 56 sacks, 75.3 rating….

    *Mark Sanchez (24 years old) 31 NFL starts
    *474 Completions out of 871 Attempts
    *54.4% comp percentage
    *5,735 passing yards with a 6.6 average
    *29 TD’s, 33 Int’s, 53 sacks, 70.2 rating….

    • Dan Ewen April 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      I agree. Sanchez is equally mediocre. I’d love to see Chad succeed, but the guy checks down constantly. I’d love a gunslinger back there.

  4. markeyh April 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    My point is surround Henne with the talent the Jets had and Henne would most likely have faired better…How far did the Jets go with their QB?

    • Dan Ewen April 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      It’s possible that Henne becomes the man. He’s shown flashes. But we brought in an all world WR and somehow Chad regressed. We had a top 6 overall defense. Marshall/Bess vs Braylon/Santonio. How much better than us are the Jets, really?

  5. J Pick April 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I like Mallet, he has all the tools and I like the fire he brings, as you said Dan. He isnt going to beat you running it but the last time I checked Quarterbacks get paid to throw the ball and Mallet does that well. I think of all the draft plans Ive heard I by far like yours he most. Drop in the 1st round, hopefully Mallet is still there and take a RB in the second or maybe even third. I def like Mallet though. More than any other QB. I also like Kaepernick though. Good stuff.

  6. zerodev April 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    That is pretty much exactly what I did in this Twitter mock:

    http://thefanassociation.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/miami-dolphins-draft-mock-one/

    What do you guys think?

    • Dan Ewen April 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      Ooooh, a double trade down, and still get Mallett? I would take that. With a pick in the second and two in the third to work with for RB, OL, WR help? All day long. Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose.

  7. mike April 11, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    better just take this kid when u can -hes top qb in the draft hands down.

    • Dan Ewen April 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

      With as many QB hungry teams as there are, you may be right.

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