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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: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 3:50 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Jimmy Johnson was the best judge of talent this league has ever seen. You think he drafts Pat White in the second round? Parcells knows what he is doing but his ego makes him do things like trade Ginn for a 5th rounder that will turn out to be a practice squad player or a body on the depth chart.  The fact is that Bill did not want to be on the hook for someones first round flop...if Ginn was a second or 3rd rounder this would not even be an issue. The kid has talent and will help the 49ers...role players help teams win just as much as stars 

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2010 10:50 am

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Parcells is the best evaluator of talent in the NFL.  He is primarily responsible for 90% of the Cowboys present roster.  The fact that we lost him to Miami as a GM / Vice Pres was worst than losing Jimmy Johnson.  If Parcells saw fit to get rid of Ginn, it's because he realized the kid would probably never become more than an expensive role player.

Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: April 17, 2010 9:27 am

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

I guess it's easy to admit a mistake you didn't make. I'm not happy nor sad that we got rid of Ginn. I whoulda like to see him next to Marshall,but meh not a big deal.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2010 7:45 am
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Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2010 2:38 am

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Its true that Ted Ginn was never going to live up to his 1st round selection but at what point did he have a chance to succeed as a Miami Dolphin? His first year the team was 1-15. His best season was with Pennington and Chads strengths as a passer dont mesh that well with Ginns as a wideout. And last year the team had a rookie QB for most of the year who was on the sideline 5-10 snaps a game because of the wildcat. 

With the addition of Marshall and a developing strong armed QB this was the year he could contribute as a great complementary 3rd or 4th WR.Im sick of Dolphin fans saying how bad Ginn is...He is the same type of player he was in college. Blame the people who drafted him 9th overall and thought he could be a legit #1.

As for the new front office this is not a smart buisness move it is a bailout. They gave up on a player with talent and big play ability because his lack of progress or failure to live up to expectations was a reflection on the orginization. Now the kid gets a fresh start Jeff Ireland dose not have to answer Ginn questions anymore. I hope Parcells will be as quick right his Pat White mistake...Good Luck Ted Ginn


Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 11:16 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

I don't blame you for S'ing his D as a suckeyes (former penn state'r here) fan, fleet. But Ginn is not a decent receiver. He dropped SO many passes that went his way over the last 2 years that he was never going to be good here. He dropped the game winner against the colts....dropped a pass that turned into an interception and the beginning of a run for the saints...and guess what? he makes those 2 catches and we're 9-7 with the tiebreaker over the jets going to the playoffs. Ginn was a failure in miami. I hope he turns it around in SF because he seems like a good kid....but he didn't do anything for us here.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 10:40 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Well Ginn was a mistake, but let's not forget another guy, the guy the fans WANTED Miami to draft, Brady Quinn. he's now not on the Browns is he?? this draft had some busts at reciever and at quarterback.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: April 16, 2010 10:30 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

A 5th is better than nothing.  It could have been worse.  We could have taken Quinn and spent 20 million more for the same results.

Was this a Heyward-Bey reference? lol

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 10:25 pm

Look who was picked AFTER Ginn!!!

Patrick Willis, Darelle Revis, Dwayne Bowe, John Beason!!!!  We've blown so many early picks it makes me sick!

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Quinn hardly got $20 million from my Browns.  He had an incentive-laden contract that transfered to the Broncos with the trade.  I believe he'll make somewhere around $700,000.00 this year. 

Also, I've seen this stated on another message board, but thought I'd echo it since I believe it as a Buckeyes fan.  Ginn Jr. is a great return man, and a decent receiver, best designated in the slot.  The only reason Dolphin's fans think he "sucks" is because your previous regime made the mistake of taking him 9th, and trying to make him a #1 wideout.  If he would have gotten drafted where he belonged, late 2nd, early 3rd, slated to returns and slot play, I think the Dolphins and their fans would have been alot happier.  That's not Ginn's fault.  I think San Fran will be quite satisfied with their addition, the chances of getting someone of Ginn's talents in the 5th round of the draft are slim.

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