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Miami Dolphins Next Move: Go Get WR Mike Wallace

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04:  Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates following his touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half during the game on December 4, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Colin McGrawContributor IIMarch 14, 2012

Free agency news is changing every minute. Websites are getting overloaded with new news updates. How many of these updates have been about the Dolphins? Very few, unfortunately.

Reporters are beginning to call the Miami Dolphins a rebuilding team. I couldn't disagree more. We have such a great team that just isn't being recognized. Great defense and great offensive pieces. Why are we rebuilding? Just because we gave away our best receiver? You don't think there is a plan for this?

Forget about quarterback for a moment, Phin fans. As reports come out, it is looking worse and worse for Miami signing Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn. Manning has three other great suitors, and Flynn is looking like a Seahawk more and more.

Intelligent Dolphin fans need to remember what Matt Moore did in the end of the 2011 season. Notice how I said intelligent Dolphin fans?

Yes, he had fumbles and some problems, but he needs more protection, something we are going to assess this offseason for sure. Moore could hit targets well and could get in a good groove with the system. Plus, he's still relatively young. I see Joe Philbin only helping him by creating an offense that best suits his abilities. Moore can be great for us. Do not forget that.

We still have the same pieces we did a month ago. So rebuilding? That word just doesn't make sense to me. We just re-signed Paul Soliai, keeping our run defense peak level.

So instead of putting the word rebuild out there, put the word replace. We are just replacing one key position. How do we do that?

Vincent Jackson...gone. Pierre Garcon...gone. Laurent Robinson...gone. DeSean Jackson...gone. Robert Meachem...gone. Reggie Wayne...gone. Everybody is gone?

 

Nope. His name is Mike Wallace. A 25-year-old who had 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He is fast, shifty, runs great routes and has great hands—the ideal No. 1 wide receiver.

Then, people will say, "Yes that would be nice, but he would cost a first-round pick."

I say, so what? So what if we lose our No. 8 pick? I've heard fans calling for a trade up for Justin Blackmon, but a trade up would be worse than getting Mike Wallace. Not only would we have to give up our first-round pick, but we'd be giving up a future first-round pick or other draft picks. It wouldn't make any sense. Wallace is proven, and I can almost guarantee you Joe Philbin would have a bunch of plays for a guy with such talent.

So when you say rebuild, think again. We are just throwing out a head-case and bringing in a winner. Think about it Miami. Think about it.

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