That award goes to reader Linearz. He responded to several posts explaining what's wrong with the Dolphins. And he's spot on.
Yeah Tannehill is just mediocre. But he isn't the biggest problem. (Sorry Ray!)
The real problem starts at the very top. The absentee owner who has no clue about football and who cares not a wit about what's happening sends out renewals with price increases and a bad product. That's not caring about much - except that bottom line.
And of course, Ross hires a guy who he thinks is "all that" in Tannenbaum and puts his faith and trust in him.
He's also called Parcells a time or two - and well, he might have been a great coach a couple of decades ago, but he was a complete waste here and undermined the team at every turn. So why he has any faith in that guy is beyond me.....
Of course Tannenbaum is in it for his own self preservation, his own legacy. He'll do what he thinks is right and what keeps him in the owner's good graces. If that means he has to take personnel duties from Hickey, he will. If it means he thinks the long term answer is Campbell at coach, he'll do that.
He will always be in the middle and will never cede control to a big name coach. Rather, he's likely to have a coach who does what he (Tannenbaum) wants.
He's already shown his mentality and mindset in extending Tannehill - a move that was in no way warranted and hampers the team's growth for several years to come.
So fans, 8-8 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. There may be some wins. Maybe even some big ones. But there's no point in getting to high or throwing your money at this team.
Watch the games if you like, and enjoy them if that's your thing. But realize the team is going nowhere until Ross decides to sell.