The End of the Pat White Error?

19 Aug

There are so many questions surrounding this kid and his time with the Dolphins, a visit which may be coming to a sad, confusing end in the next few days.

Did Pat really refuse to try his hand at WR, where he actually could make a case for clinging to the 53-man roster? Seems strange that a guy who ran for 4,000 yards in college wouldn’t appreciate our desire to get him into the open field. Or did the Dolphins really never push the issue, hellbent on shoving the square peg into the round hole at QB? How can someone with moves and speed like his not be at least considered in the wide open kick returner sweepstakes? Is Pat going to show up on another team, making plays, and making us look silly for not further exploring his talents? Is the Trifecta really too stubborn to admit a second-round mistake? They happen all the time. Can we really afford to give him valuable reps in the hope that he’ll magically increase his trade value?

Pat White has looked awful in the pocket. Chad Henne is our unquestioned starter. Chad Pennington is one of the most steady backups in the league. Tyler Thigpen has an entire season as a starter under his belt with the Chiefs (2600 yards, 18TDs-12INTs by the way). White seems a thousand miles away from touching any of those three.

But there he is, still firing passes. No reps as a wideout. No kick return looks. And from what it looks like, no future in South Florida.

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7 Responses to “The End of the Pat White Error?”

  1. Budman August 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    The Trifecta is fully able to admit their mistake – simply by the fact they are probably going to cut him in the next few weeks.

    • danewen August 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

      I agree. Seems like it’s pretty much over. No use keeping him around if someone useful hits the wire, veteran or rookie.

  2. RobertRotten August 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    His WVU vid looks sweet! hmmmmmmm now show me vid of him doing that in the NFL.

  3. RobertRotten August 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Shame that because he cant see that he is not a QB he might not even be playing in the NFL in a couple season. Heck him behind center is a funny sight, the O-Line monsters him, he can’t even see down field.

    • danewen August 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

      He definitely isn’t going to be our QB, or anyone’s probably. But if he leaves it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him making some big plays somewhere, down the line. Kick returns. Receiving. Something.

  4. InFINcible August 22, 2010 at 1:27 am #

    Wow no PW in game 2. A part of me was hoping they just want to showcase Thiggy for a trade. I’m sure the Raiders would give up a conditional 3 for him, or is that just Bellichick magic? But doesn’t look that way, I really was hoping he would shut all his naysayers up. Doesn’t matter if he does it for someone other than the Fins tho. Everyone talks abt the hit he took vs. Pitt but kid showed more heart on one play than Ginn in 3 seasons. Ah well.

    Go FINS!!

    • danewen August 22, 2010 at 1:50 am #

      If it’s the end of the line, I would still grade Pat as an INCOMPLETE, and not just because he can’t hit his receivers. He’s got a gift for making plays in the open field, and we’ve never truly committed to exploring that. I’m sorry, he’d be a huge upgrade over Cobbs as a KR, and probably over Bess too as a PR. And we could probably justify keeping him around if he got those 7 or so extra touches a game. Sad stuff.

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