When the Pat White Pick May Really Hurt

18 Mar

Henne’s locked in as the starter. If there is a Football God we will have a true #1 wideout heading into the 2010 season. Pennington will be backing Henne up. Tyler Thigpen has shown flashes as a starter in this league. And no matter what we do, we can’t change the fact that we picked Pat White in the second round of the 2009 draft.

This may really hurt when Ricky retires, and if/when Ronnie is signed away (or starts to show the wear and tear of his many injuries). It is then that we may look back at leaving both LeSean McCoy and Shonn Greene on the board last year, and wince.

The Shonn Greene miss may hurt the most, as he could theoretically kick us in the ribs repeatedly over the next decade. It could be akin to missing on Thurman Thomas in 1988 (we took Ohio State DE Eric Kumerow). Marino and Thurman would have been unbelievable. Instead Thurman and the Bills broke our hearts for the next decade.

If The Trifecta goes running back early I won’t fault them at all. Adrian Peterson wasn’t a “need pick” when the Vikings took him, but they knew he was a hell of a player. And though we seem deep at the position, it wouldn’t take much for running back to suddenly be at the top of the Dolphins’ wish list.

We have Pat White instead. I'm just sayin'.

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2 Responses to “When the Pat White Pick May Really Hurt”

  1. InFINcible March 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Check out Josh Cribbs’ stats for his first 2-3 years…he’s 6-1 215lbs…I wonder what his weight was when he first came into the league.

    I love PW and the joy I had when he had his big run vs. the Pats continues to excite me. Way too many ppl are hating on the kid, but he showed me more heart getting knocked out vs. Pittsburgh than Ginn has in 3 years. Kid’s a player and has heart…can’t put that on a stat sheet, but I’m confident starting next year we will.

    Check out the link below to Cribbs’ stats…can’t take credit for it, someone else pointed it out on another blog.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=9270

    GO FINS!! GO PW!!

  2. danewen March 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    If we’re going to turn Pat White into Cribbs then let’s get started on it right away. He’s clearly a great athlete, and if we’re going to change his position it will be a process. Let’s throw him back for a few kick returns. I’d love for us to make it work.

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