How to Fix the Miami Doplhins

C. J. KrasykCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2007

IconThere's only one way for the Miami Dolphins to get back on track:

Spend money.

Look at the New England Patriots—they opened their wallet to land Donte Stallworth and Randy Moss, and now they're 7-0.

Don't get me wrong—you have to draft well too, which the Dolphins haven't done in recent years.

Ted Ginn can play, but don't forget that Brady Quinn was still on the board. The Fins figured John Beck could get the job done—but if that's the case, why in the world is Cleo Lemon starting at quarterback?

Here's the formula for Miami:

1. Take Andre' Woodson in the 2008 Draft.

I can hear it now: "But they already have Beck!"

Forget him.

Woodson is a mobile quarterback with a big-time arm. He can make every throw and escape the pocket to make things happen.

2. Get Wayne Huizenga to write some checks.

The Miami D is getting old, and there will be some great players available on the free agent market. The only question is whether Huizenga will be willing to shell out.

3. Get Ronnie Brown some help.

Brown has done a great job the last three weeks—but most successful teams have two quality backs and rock-solid offensive lines.

The Dolphins would do well to follow suit.

Make no mistake—change won't come overnight. But if the Dolphins don't commit themselves to getting better now, they're looking at years of cellar-dwelling in the foreseeable future.