Wednesday, November 14, 2007

News Concering the Winless Dolphins

I don't know why I'm wasting my time writing about the Dolphins, but to be fair I should address a couple of developing stories surrounding this team.

First, rookie QB John Beck is going to make his first appearance on Sunday. He will make his NFL debut when he starts Sunday at Philadelphia, replacing Cleo Lemon. Beck, a second-round draft pick from BYU, will become the 12th quarterback to start for the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired following the 1999 season. He'll be the third starter at QB this season for winless Miami, following Trent Green and Cleo Lemon. This is a GOOD move for the Dolphins. Being that nothing has worked so far and their season can't be saved, now is the time to experiment and try out new players who will be substantial enough to provide hope for next season.

Speaking of providing hope, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated the Dolphins running back Ricky Williams after a suspension that lasted 18 months because of Williams' violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Williams can attend team meetings and practice immediately, but won't be eligible to play until Week 12 when the Dolphins play at Pittsburgh on Monday night, Nov. 26. The 30-year-old running back, who has played in only 12 games since the start of the 2004 season, played in the Canadian Football League last season and applied for reinstatement to the NFL on Oct. 1. He tested positive again for marijuana in April, delaying his reinstatement through the first half of this season. This is a BAD move for the Dolphins. He tested positive for marijuana twice. If he didn't learn his lesson the first time, what makes the Dolphins think he won't get himself expelled again. Also, he will mess up the team chemistry and when Ronnie Brown comes back, then their will be trouble.

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