I have to admit, it's a little frustrating reading how the Dolphins lack depth at the linebacker, offensive line, and numerous other positions. I agree that they lack depth, I am not disputing that at all. What I don't understand is how do all these reporters expect Miami to fix theses issues? Honestly? Rome was not built in a day. This is my point of view on the situation:
How can every NFL team have depth at every position like the media wants? They have a salary cap. This is not the MLB where all you have to do to stack your team is pay a luxury tax to have al all star team. Look at New England, Green Bay, and Denver. How is their depth at QB? I'll tell you, IT SUCKS! That goes for New Orleans too! Will those teams be considered Super Bowl favorites without their starting QB? Probably not.
Look at the Saints again, would they be considered favorites to make a deep playoff run if Jimmy Graham went down? I doubt their 2nd and 3rd string would not even compare to the caliber if tight end he is. Just ask the Patriots how that has worked out for them since Gronk has had his string of injuries. Ask the Jets how they replaced Revis a few years ago when he went down. Call Matthew Stafford and see how he would fare this year if he lost Calvin Johnson.
Ask yourself this, would you rather have Brock Osweiler (Denver's back up), Jimmy Garrappolo (New England's rookie back up), or Matt Moore (Miami's back up) trying to lead a game winning drive if the starter went down?
These are all big names, I know but my point is that if you have a premiere player at a certain position, you have to sacrifice somewhere else. The whole team cannot make 10 Million a year and yes, Miami has their fair share of big contracts. Some good and some not so good but every team is in that boat as well!
The Miami Dolphins media mean well but sometimes it makes no sense. Do they think signing some other team's leftovers will suddenly make the Phins playoff contenders? I believe with the core of guys we already have that we already are. I doubt the next Cam Wake is sitting at home waiting for an NFL team to call. Maybe, but doubtful. I think Hickey and Philbin put together a great roster to compete for the playoffs this year and maybe even the AFC East late in the season regardless of our depth at certain positions.