Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
Jonathan Martin was graded as a first-rounder in 2012, so it was considered a steal when the Dolphins selected him.
Based on training camp, the only stealing being done is Martin stealing money from the Dolphins, as he was dominated by Miami's defensive line all week. Then he was dominated by Dallas' B-Team defensive line in the Hall of Fame Game.
I might have knocked Tannehill a lot earlier in the slide show, but some of the criticism toward the QB is the result of Martin just not doing his job as a blocker, and in actual games, Tannehill has to get rid of the ball because he's not wearing that red "no-contact" jersey he wears in practice.
Martin's replacement at left tackle should've been Incognito's replacement at left guard. The fact that Dallas Thomas was inserted at left tackle should compel Miami to look to the market to see who's available.
The first thing I'd likely do is revisit talks with the Kansas City Chiefs and their tackle Branden Albert; however, at this point it's Kansas City who has the leverage, not Miami.
Stopgaps such as free agents Sean Locklear, Frank Omiyale or Wayne Hunter might also be worth a phone call—if for no other reason than to backup Jonathan Martin.
The silver lining here is that—if Martin and the offensive line is the downfall of the Dolphins— the team is strong enough in other areas of the roster that it can afford to spend a first-round pick on a left tackle in next year's draft.
But first, survive this season. If Martin continues to play this terribly, they might not be able to.
Be sure to listen to Thomas Galicia's musings on the Dolphins with co-host Ryan Yousefi on Dolphins Central Radio. Available on iTunes and on Skitcher and YouTube with new episodes Wednesdays. Some observations come from what Thomas himself has seen while viewing Dolphins' Training Camp this week in both Davie and at the scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium.