Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I can only laugh

Dolphins' quaterback Trent Green practices during the first day of training camp for rookies at the team's training facility in Davie.
yesterday, Cam Cameron told the media that the QB competition is wide open, and its anyone's job.  The media reacted with shock.  For the last 12 hours, they've blustered on about how the Phins traded for their starter in Trent Green, and they never assumed anything different.
 
But that's not true right here on this website.  As I've said many times in the past, Trent Green was brought in to tutor young John Beck.  He would be given a shot to win the job, but its really Cleo Lemon's job to lose.  On opening day, I'd be shocked if Lemon wasn't the starter and Green was #2.  I do believe there is some competition, of course, but Lemon has youth, health, and recent experience under Cameron.  Plus, he's been here throughout the offseason, and Cameron never really wanted to see him traded from San Diego.
 
Beck will see some playing time, and undoubtedly, will wind up as the starter by the end of the year.
 
One thing to keep in mind is that Green's contract is based around playing time.  If he plays a lot, he gets paid a lot.  I don't expect he'll see most of the money.  I could be wrong, but that's been my story all along, and I'm sticking with it.
 
...and just what is that coach doing next to Trent?  [From the Sentinel]

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