After losing a heart-breaker to Cleveland, the Miami Dolphins now stand at 0-3 going into two tough road games against the San Diego Chargers and the New York Jets, which both surround their bye week.
Yes, it's officially time for the Dolphins to panic.
The way it's looking right now, Head Coach Tony Sparano won't be in charge of this team much longer. He could be fired next week, or he might finish the season, but unless the team makes a turn around, and quickly, he won't be the Dolphins head coach come January 2nd.
Meanwhile Jeff Ireland isn't exactly sitting pretty either. Last season even if Jim Harbaugh was hired, Ireland would've remained in his position with the Dolphins as general manager. However the longer this season drags on, the more likely it looks that Ireland will be out the door either at the same time that Sparano is relieved of his duties, or a few days after that.
Miami now has a team that competes in the AFC's toughest division, but doesn't have the overall talent (or coaching, actually its more coaching, the talent is fine), to compete. Its obvious to anyone now that the Dolphins' best long term hope is to begin building for the future.
And they can get a head start on that anytime between right now and Tuesday October 18th, which is the NFL trade deadline, by trading an asset for future draft picks.
Miami's most tradable asset: Brandon Marshall.
But why trade him?
Come take a look.