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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: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:45 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Exactly. Parcells, Ireland, Sparano -- even new owner Stephen Ross -- had nothing to do with the selection of Ted Ginn. The blame goes to Cam "I Suck At Coaching" Cameron and Randy Mueller.

If anything, Ginn was worth keeping around one last season to see how he'd fare with Brandon Marshall lined up on the other side.

However, if he sucked this season, he would have likey been cut ... meaning no fifth rounder. At least Miami got something for the previous regime's mistake.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:39 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

A ham sandwich? I have heard Ginn called a lot of names, but never that. Good one!

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:36 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

*laughs* I was wondering if someone would point this at. Saying the Dolphins admit their mistake is a stretch because those responsible for the selection aren't even with the organization any longer.

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:12 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

You know it's a strange strange off season when Ted Ginn Jr has the same value as santonio holmes.   Parcells should have offered pitt the trade to begin with.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:09 pm

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.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Ginn was a mistake, but a fifth? That is HUMILIATING!
I always knew Parcells was disgusted by Ginn and his countless drops... but still.

And think about how good the 49ers are at WR.
Crabtree and Vernon Davis and now a spread-the-field deep threat like Ginn...
Not bad there...

I mean, I have no respect for Ginn, but as a compliment he is not that bad.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:34 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

Wow, that's exactly what Prisco said...

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2010 2:25 pm

Dolphins admit Ginn mistake

It was an easy "mistake" for them to admit since Parcells came in the year after the Ginn selection. His pick isn't hanging over this administrations head so it was easy for them to dump him.

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