Posted this in the James to Denver thread but it's worth its own thread - and I need to rant. "Urgh. This is so frustrating. The Dolphins drafts haven't been great but they have yielded some decent players and this FO seems incapable of retaining our own developed talent. James has been productive. Retaining him on an OL that still needs improvement should be a no-brainer. Worse still should be traded for someone like Anderson. Trading young, developing and talented for talented but older and possibly decling player. It's worse than just losing someone." But it's not just James. How many good, young picks have we failed to retain? Miller, Clay, Landry, maybe James? Who's next, Drake, Godchaux, any other pick that seems to be working out? Oh it's not intentional, sure. It's just the unfortunate result of a bad combination of contracts and timing, right? ... And who's responsible for those contracts or the lack of them? When we need to lock up talent early we don't. When we get to it we can't, we're out priced and don't have the space. When we have or need decent talent we over pay. Then when it doesn't pan out we have to ditch them and not get value. And then of course, when we can obtain a great player we pay the big bucks. Whoop di doo. Throwing money at stars hardly takes talent. I think I could honestly do the GM job that way. Locking up Reshad Jones looked like a step in the right direction but it's the only positive contract move I can think of and I'm now done with the Tannenbaum era. I didn't like it when he came but I thought I should wait and see. Well I'm done. He has proven that with the authority he has he can't get the job done well. Not in Miami and, quite frankly, not in New York too. in this cap limited league the GM role is massively significant. The evidence is clear, he's not a wise GM. He needs to go. Here's the thing though, who replaces him? That's up to Ross, and that raises three questions. Biff Tannen is Ross' man. The New Yorker. Question 1, can Ross see that Biff isn't the man for the job? Question 2, if he can, can he own up to his mistake and ditch him? Question 3, if he can, can he find an adequate replacement, or else realise he needs help in that area and find someone who can get a good GM? If the answer is no to any of those then the odds are the Dolphins will not find long term success, and probably not short term success either. That is, unless Ross moves on. I really want to believe Ross can figure this out. That he's experienced enough to spot a bad development when he sees one and to just cut one's losses and move on. However, maybe the biggest question is, can he find a football person to help run this team? Could Gase do it, or at least, should he choose his own GM? Might Grier be decent of given the full GM role? I don't know. All I know is, the Dolphins can't continue to mis-manage talent like this. I'm done with Tannenbaum.