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Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2010 2:09 pm

With one trade Wednesday, followed by a reported second trade Friday, the Miami Dolphins did something that a lot of teams never do.

They admitted they blew a premium draft pick.

When Miami drafted receiver Ted Ginn with the ninth overall pick in 2007, there were a lot of eyes opened and a lot of questions. But the Dolphins thought they were drafting a star receiver/returner who could add the big play.

Instead, they got a receiver who was soft, which meant they used a premium pick on a return man.

Oh, boy.

Now Ginn is gone. The Dolphins reportedly traded Ginn to the 49ers Friday for a late-round pick in this year's draft, which essentially means they got a ham sandwich in return. The trade comes two days after the Dolphins traded to get Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos.

Ginn was nothing more than a good return man in his three seasons with the Dolphins. He never developed as a receiver and some scouts questioned his toughness.

The 49ers need a return man, so Ginn makes sense. Ginn will join a crowded receiver spot, but he might be better off not being asked to be the featured receiver. He can play a complementary role behind Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan.

Miami's top four receivers are now Marshall, Davone Bess, Greg Camarillo and Brian Hartline. They also have Patrick Turner, a rookie in 2009.

It's probably easier for Bill Parcells to admit the mistake on Ginn since he didn't pick him. That was made by the previous regime. The first four picks from that draft are no longer on the roster. Only two of the 10 picks are on the roster.

Now we know why Miami was in rebuilding mode when Parcells took over late in 2007.


Category: NFL

Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2010 2:20 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

And then someone like Dez Bryant drops down way past where they picked him.  Not the same year of course, but shows you why the old Saban got fired.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2010 5:56 pm
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Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2010 5:22 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Check the Saleries Ginn made way more than Quinn the last 3 years get your story straight!

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Ginn shouldn't even see the field as a reciever.  For starters Michael Crabtree isn't even the Niners first option when it comes to passing, its Vernon Davis.  Second option isn't Crabtree again it would be Frank Gore or Glen Coffey.  Third well now its Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan would be the fourth option.  Ginn will never see the field as a reciever unless someone gets hurt.  Ginn is return man and an excellent one at that and thats where he will make his difference.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2010 12:43 am

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

by the way... as a reaceiver?  25 to 35 touches for the year at a 20+ yard average with 3 TD's.  Minimum. We just need him to stretch the field for Crabtree (stud) and V.Davis (Terminator) and let Gore and company get YAC till the opposing D's puke!

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2010 12:40 am

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

I agree that Ginn didn't fit into the Dolphins receiver corps, and , in truth, he won't be a great receiver in SF... BUT - we don't need him to be THE man. SF needs a return guy with game changing ability, and that has been delivered for the equivalent of a guy with a 10% chance of making the team after draft day. Good luck (for real) with that 5th round pick ('cause I like the 'fins too), and please wish the Niners well as they bum-rush the depleted (no Warner) NFC west in 2010.   Ted, get your ducks in a row, line em up in a V formation and take the pig-skin to the end zone at least 4 times with a 25 yard average for the season! See y'all at the 'Stick!

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Ham sandwiches can return 100 and 101 yr kicks in the same game?!....I mean he did come from OSU, but come one.....he has his value, his value was known when drafting him (hence the boos from fans), he just hasn't been able to develop his weaknesses (route running, dropped balls, and toughness) as he transitioned his game to the big show.  Even during the draft he was taking in if he fell to the second round he would have been preceived as a great value pick based on potential and as being rated a top 25 prospect; but the draft gurus were clearly off on this one.  The Dolphins were rebuilding and Ginn is a complimentary player that can make a good team great with great special team performance; not a player to build a team around, he did have a copule decent years as a WR however. 

Desmond Howard was the Super Bowl MVP with his amazing special teams play, 99yrd kick return!  Go Blue!  Thanks for playing Teddy....see ya!  haha.

Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2010 7:27 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

I can see a similar scenario happening on Draft Day...maybe not with a ham sandwich though.  Mike Holmgren is thinking hard about who to draft when he looks over and sees that Rex Ryan brought some KFC with him.  Mike offers Rex a 6th round pick for 2 drumsticks, a wing and half of the gravy.  I would love to be the guy who runs up to the podium to announce that one.

Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2010 5:48 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

He is calling the 5th round pick a ham sandwich, not Ginn

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 4:15 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

That's the same thing I've been saying greatbeat.  Everyone was pissed that we didn't take Quinn...but if the Ginn situation was a mistake, Quinn would've been  A DISASTER!  I wish Ginn the best...I hope he does well...class act.

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