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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: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 7:41 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Hard to truly find fault with MIA for making this move, and obviously they believe either Camarillo or Hartline is truly going to be a solid/impact #2 WR this season (Bess is great in the slot and as a checkdown option for the 7-8 yd catch; not sure I see him lining up wide all that often). No question Ginn has been a bust as the #9 overall pick, but here's one fan wondering, if he was given the chance at the #2 WR slot across from Marshall (not as a #1 option, which he never was, never really could have been at his size) how he may have performed without the pressure and expectations of a #9. Ginn is never going to be  aWR who catches 75-90 balls, but he is a burner and could have gotten single coverage at all times with Marshall on board, would have been curious how we might have fared.

Again, not saying MIA is wrong for making the move, but they really are not getting a whole lot (a 5th rd pick, a draft spot that historically is 50-50 to even make the team), so I might have waited one more year to see. He is a solid return man (good average, few TD returns and even had a couple called back the past few years) and unless MIA truly wanted to move salary (obviously a 5th rounder won't get 1/4 as much as Ginn was making), seems like maybe giving him a shot across from Marshall or even as a 3rd WR to strecth the field for Marshall/Bess/Hartline/Camarillo at times along with his return skills might have made some sense.

I like Hartline, I think he could be a solid #2 (he has good speed as well) if he works on catching the ball and route running a little more.....that would give MIA 4 solid WRs with Camarillo and Bess alternating as the slot/checkdown on 2-3rd and long situations.
As for Ginn, he will end up doing for SF exactly what he could have done for MIA this year: return kicks, stretch the filed as a #3 WR, and maybe his 35 catches this year will have 6-7Tds along with them.....

Since: Apr 15, 2010
Posted on: April 16, 2010 6:55 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

goodbye teddy.....thank god!!!!!!!    guy has no talent at all he got is speed and thats about it, i think getting a 5th was more than fair

Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 6:30 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

I agree with you Deuce,  prisco has no business being a writer at all. 

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 6:28 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

psukeith rocks! Thanks for the belly laughSmile , that's the best I've felt all day.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 6:16 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

funny as comment pissover, but I think he will work for my 49ers

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:51 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

That is an insult to ham sandwiches everywhere...and other individual cold cuts and breads, too. Even if I was mustard, I would take it personally. Deli foods of all types deserve an apology.

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:26 pm


Did I read that correctly?  Prisco calling a 5th round pick a Ham Sandwich?  HA!  Thats absurd.  The Dolphins got a football player in return for Ted Ginn Jr, and his WHOLE Family I should add.  (Hey don't ask me, ask Cam Cameron) 

Amazing how they were able to get a 5th for garbage as to the talented player the Jets got in Holmes for their 5th.  Way to go Tri-fecta and good riddance!

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 5:01 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake,lol, that was funny as heck!

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:46 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Wait a minute.....I have had some pretty darn good ham sandwiches in my time. Ginn was never better than those sandwiches! :)

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 4:25 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

they got something for Ginn.that's all that matters.he was never going to pan out and was a hinderous to the Dolphins rebuilding plans.
gret trade.....

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