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Why Ronnie Over Johnny?

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Over the past couple of days, there have been rumors flying around the web stating that there is a possibility of the Miami Dolphins trading Pro-Bowl running back Ronnie Brown for the “right price”.

The first state of business is, what might the right price be? Reports say that it could range from a 1st round pick in this weeks draft, to a package of a 2nd and a 3rd rounder.

The price should be two 1st rounder’s considering what Brown has done for us over the past couple of years since we drafted him.

Last year he spearheaded the newly formed Wildcat formation, to lead the Dolphins into the play-offs. Shouldn’t that kind of performance be rewarded instead of being overshadowed by how much money the Dolphins brass would have to shell out next year when Brown’s contract expires?

If the Dolphins would trade Brown, then that would mean that they would have to replace him in this years draft. Possibilities would be Chris Wells, or Donald Brown.

Replacing Brown would prove to be easier said than done, considering all that he does for this offense. He runs, catches, and even throws the ball! He proved last year that he is the real deal, and he deserves to be rewarded, not traded. He made the Pro-Bowl, even after failing to amass 1,000 yards rushing. That says a lot about what that kind of player means to his team.

If the Trifecta would trade Brown, I see no prospect in the draft that possesses the versatility that Brown does. If the Trifecta wished to trade their best player, then they can count me off of their bandwagon. Trading Brown would be the latest attempt at totally dismantling the whole Dolphins roster in order to bring in only players that have either played for Parcells, or have elite size and the credentials to play for him.

The rumor has been played down though recently, and now looks like it is doubtful, but if the Big Tuna wishes to add picks on draft day, and the only way to do that is to trade Brown, then he will do it. But, trading Brown would not necessarily make the team better; it would only deepen the Dolphins into the rebuilding process, which was something that I thought we would not have to go through after the immense success that this team achieved last year.

The Dolphins have more things to worry about than trading away one of their best players. They should be focusing on trading John Beck, filling holes in the secondary, and wide receiver spots. The rest of the week should be interesting, especially draft day, with all of these rumors, and drama amassing to one big question for Dolphins fans. What will the Dolphins do with their 1st round pick?


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