Jeff Ireland was honest when he said he wanted players who could help immediately. With his top four picks, Ireland didn't take risks or players who might need years to develop.
And as one Dolphins official put it Saturday, the team would have taken a quarterback in the first few rounds only if it thought he represented a clear upgrade over Chad Henne. The Dolphins believed none of those available to them were an upgrade.
So, in other words, they were only willing to select a QB who they thought could start to open the season. They weren't looking down the road a year or so.
And that right there, my friends, is exactly why we still don't have a QB on this team. No one has ever been willing to develop one.