Why Ronnie and Not Johnny?

Brant Houghton@BCash_MoneyContributor IApril 22, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:   Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the New York Jets during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Over the past couple of days, there have been rumors flying around the web stating that there is a possibility of the Miami Dolphins trading Pro-Bowl running back Ronnie Brown for the “right price.”

The first state of business is, what might the right price be? Reports say that it could range from a first round pick in this week's draft, to a package of a second and a third rounder.

The price should be two first rounder’s, considering what Brown has done for us over the past couple of years since we drafted him.

Last year he spearheaded the newly formed Wildcat formation, to lead the Dolphins into the playoffs.

Shouldn’t that kind of performance be rewarded instead of being overshadowed by how much money the Dolphins brass would have to shell out next year when Brown’s contract expires?

If the Dolphins would trade Brown, then that would mean that they would have to replace him in this year's draft. Possibilities would be Chris Wells or Donald Brown.

Replacing Brown would prove to be easier said than done, considering all that he does for this offense.

He runs, catches, and even throws the ball. He proved last year that he is the real deal, and he deserves to be rewarded, not traded.

He made the Pro-Bowl, even after failing to amass 1,000 yards rushing. That says a lot about what that kind of player means to his team.

If the Trifecta would trade Brown, I see no prospect in the draft that possesses the versatility that Brown does.

If the Trifecta wishes to trade their best player, then they can count me off their bandwagon. Trading Brown would be the latest attempt at totally dismantling the whole Dolphins roster in order to bring in only players that have either played for Parcells, or have elite size and the credentials to play for him.

The rumor has been played down though recently, and it now looks doubtful, but if the Big Tuna wishes to add picks on draft day, and the only way to do that is to trade Brown, he will do it.

Trading Brown would not necessarily make the team better. It would only add more time to the Dolphins' rebuilding process, which was something I thought we would not have to go through after the immense success the team enjoyed last year.

The Dolphins have more things to worry about than trading away one of their best players. They should be focusing on trading John Beck, and filling holes in the secondary and wide receiver spots.

The rest of the week should be interesting, especially draft day, with all of these rumors, and drama amassing to one big question for Dolphins fans; what will the Dolphins do with their first round pick?