Miami Dolphins Have a Lot of Holes to Fill in This 2012 NFL Free Agency

Mark LoiselleContributor IIMarch 13, 2012

GM Jeff Ireland, HC Joe Philbin, and Owner Stephen Ross
GM Jeff Ireland, HC Joe Philbin, and Owner Stephen Ross

Yikes! Where to begin.  

Yet again the Miami Dolphins are starting off from square one. The organization has done some massive spring cleaning throughout their organization in potentially eliminating themselves from free agent quarterback Peyton Manning due to the action of trading Pro Bowl MVP wide receiver Brandon Marshall and missing out on multiple elite wide receivers.

The Dolphins have all sorts of problems with the management right now, which makes it hard to believe that Manning would sign with the team. A change of the two comics in the front office, GM Jeff Ireland and owner Stephen Ross is badly needed.

Regarding the trade of Brandon Marshall crushed many hearts of Dolphin fans, not only because he was their best player but it would also make Manning think twice about signing with this troublesome AFC East team.

Yes, it is only six hours deep into this free agency period but Ireland and Ross are sitting back watching every other team make their moves instead of hunting for some top free agents.

After trading Marshall, the Dolphins have about $16 million under the salary cap. The way this trade blew up, such actions should have to place including aggressively talking to Manning's former teammates as a bait to lure Manning into the system, but oh boy was I wrong. 

The Miami Dolphins have yet to contact Manning, again waiting for him to come to them. At the same time, they are contacting Matt Flynn, the former back-up quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.

At this point the Dolphins should just throw money at Flynn and maybe to wide receivers like Brandon Lloyd and/or Laurent Robinson. I don't understand what the front office is thinking but with the players on their current roster they are a low-average team who will not be able to contest in the AFC East with the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills, who are looking to sign defensive end Mario Williams, and wide receiver Robert Meachem, and the New York Jets.

Year after year the Dolphins look to build toward the future and in trading Marshall and not pursing free agents, the future does not look promising for this team.