Miami Dolphins: Michael Vick Would be a Good Fit in Tuna Town

Ryan CookFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sideline in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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It may not be the Gangsta Grillz Show, but I'll give it my best shot. Michael Vick, a man full of controversy, was almost Muhammad Ali-like when it came to letting his feelings be heard today by showing his interest in signing with the Carolina Panthers, a team whose uniforms he claims to, "like."

As fitting as the Carolina Panthers may seem for Michael Vick, I can't help but speculate the negatives in signing with the underachieving team of 2009.  First, there is the ever-so-present issue of the quarterback position. With Jake Delhomme still firmly in control of his future, and Matt Moore showing that he has what it takes to possibly be the future of the Panthers organization, there really is no room left on the Panthers bandwagon.

However, don't let me get in the way of your speculations. I will though offer my opinion on another more than worthy team that could do with a replacement-type quarterback such as Vick. 

The team is the Miami Dolphins, and they are one of the most impressive up-and-coming teams in the AFC East, despite a less than impressive 2009 campaign where they were plagued with injuries, and a loss of confidence during the midway point of the season. Therefore, it would be fitting for a quarterback like Michael Vick to show us what he is made of in 2010. 

Yes, the questioning has already begun in recent weeks. Sportswriters and fans alike are waiting for an underdog team to take a gamble on Vick so we can see once and for all, why we should give the once raw style quarterback a second chance.

So you may be asking yourself the question: Why do the Miami Dolphins have to be that team? Well, it's simple. The Dolphins are a run happy team, and above all else, they feature the wildcat option quite heavily in their arsenal of offensive weapons.

To sum it up, Michael Vick may not exactly feel at "home" in Miami, but he would at least feel fairly comfortable in the hands of head coach Tony Sparano. More importantly, he may avoid conflict that would surely arise in Carolina, given the odd occasion of playing the Atlanta Falcons would arise at least twice a year.

The Philadelphia Eagles appear ready to move on, but don't be surprised to see Donovan McNabb's name arise in headlines in the near future. With fans speculating a possible move to Minnesota or Arizona, Vick may be better off waiting to see what unfolds in Philadelphia.

Whatever your opinion is, just consider Miami. Chad Pennington is now a free agent, and whether he is 100 percent just yet is questionable. Michael Vick may not be in his glory days, but in a heartbeat, he could turn an ordinary franchise into a good one.