This Decade's Biggest Mistake And Biggest Wise Desision Of The Franchise?

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  1. postermaster

    postermaster Finsavior

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    This Decade's Biggest Mistake And Biggest Wise Decision Of The Franchise?

    So I was wondering, since the 2000 until now which mistake has been the biggest one and which wise decision has been the smartest one...

    *I'd have to go with picking an injured and older Culpepper (also more expensive) over strong, young, accurate and smart Drew Brees (who at once said "I prefer the Dolphins than the Saints" and now might probably be saying "Miami What". :oops:

    *As for the smartest decision I would have to say it was bringing a mastermind in the game such as Bill Parcells and make a huge turnaround on this team (1100% More wins than in the previous year) bringing back every lost hope... :up:

    I would really love to hear yours!.
     
  2. #1falconfan

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    I wish yall would have gotten Brees
     
  3. Smith21

    Smith21 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

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    theres so many "could of's"
    we could of Drafted marquese colston instead of joe berger..
    id rather just say oh well its football w/e..

    and as smart goes.. im thinking that 4th round pick for fasano and ayodele is pretty high up there
     
  4. spiketex

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    Biggest mistake was Wayne Huizenga appointing Dave Wannstedt to run the team - his drafting was consistently poor.
    Smartest decision was Wayne Huizenga appointing Bill Parcells as VP Football Operations (who subsequently appointed Ireland and Sparano).
     
  5. X-Pacolypse

    X-Pacolypse A True Fan

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    Worst desicion: Naming Dave Wannstedt head coach and giving him GM duties

    Best desicion: Naming Bill Parcells VP of Football Operations
     
  6. Kdawg954

    Kdawg954 The D will RushYa, Like Moscow Donator

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    The worst decision by far was allowing Wanny and Fiedler to ruin what should have been atleast one title this decade . . . that 2002 team was too talented not to even make the playoffs. Fiedler was good by default . . . but he was just too limited . . . the best QB we had out of a horrible bunch, passing on Drew Brees was a critical mistake, one of many by Wanny and company, who couldn't draft for ****.

    The Best decision was bringing in Bill Parcells, to turn around a 1-15 team, and lead us to the playoffs for the first time in what? 7 years. He brought in his guys and his players and it worked.
     
  7. jim1

    jim1 Pro Bowler

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    Dumbest:

    Hiring Wannsdedt
    Culpepper over Brees
    Drafting Eddie Moore over Anquan Boldin

    Smartest:
    Hiring Parcells

    Edit: add to dumbest hiring Cameron
     
  8. dolfan19

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    Cam Cameron's hiring ulitimately turned out to be the worst move, although at the time he was hired, he was considered one of the best assistant coaches available. Still is a pretty darn good Assistant coach.

    And I still can't believe that Fiedler takes as much slack on this board as he does. Compared to what this team endured over the last few years, Fiedler would have been considered a God-send. The guy may not have been the most physically talented guys in the world, but he worked his a-- off and made the most of what he had. And he led this team to alot of victories. The guy was all heart. I watched some of the Monday Night Miracle game the other night on NFLN, and he really impressed me on some plays.

    Best move seems to be bringing Dallas Cowboys East onboard. They've righted the ship, or at least took us off course from becoming Cincinnati 2.0.
     
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    Heart only gets you so far in the NFL. Fiedler lacked the other important requirement in order for NFL success. That being TALENT.
     
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    That is just it, Fiedler was the best QB the Fins had from 2000 to 2007, that is wayyyyyyyyyy toooooo long not to address this position better than what they did. They didn't draft anybody, the brought bum after bum after bum, and Fiedler is considered great because we had nobody else. Fiedler had MANY bonehead plays, but when u watch Ray Lucas just play the worst QB I have ever seen . . . he was worse than John Beck was in his brief stint on the field. People were begging for Fiedler, i mean he was ok, but to go that long and settle for him was a mistake, and ultimately cost us. Not his fault, but he wasn't that great, just great considering our front offfice i.e. Dave Wannstache, couldn't do no better as a GM.
     
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    Worst move was hiring Cameron. Best move was hiring Sparano.
     
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    Worst move was taking Jamar Fletcher over Drew Brees. Right behind that is the Saban hiring. Best move was BP & Friends blowing the team up and rebuilding it right after the 2007 fiasco.
     
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    Worst mistakes:

    1. Hiring the Wannstache
    2. Picking Jamar Fletcher over Brees
    3. Signing Culpepper over Brees (fool me twice, shame on me).
    4. Picking Eddie Moore over Anquan Boldin

    Best moves:

    1. Hiring Parcells
    2. Picking Ronnie Brown over his own teammate that started ahead of him, Cadillac Williams
    3. Signing Chad
     
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    I've always wondered how RB got picked over Cadillac considering Caddy was the starter. Although it was a fantastic decision, he gets hurt every damn year.

    Worst


    -Cam Cameron
    -Channing Crowder over Justin Tuck ;)

    Best

    -Bill Parcells, obviously
    -Ronnie
    -Penny
    -Jake Long

    Predictions for next 5 years

    Worst

    -Henne

    Best

    -Davone Bess
    -Sean Smith
     
  15. endorPHINS72

    endorPHINS72 Restore the greatness!

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    Agreed. Despite going 10-6 in 2003, it was obvious that Dave Wannstedt couldn't get it done despite having good talent on the defense and a stud RB in Ricky. He should have been fired the day after we beat the Jets in 2003.
     
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    In all honesty Saban new he wanted Brees first and foremost. Do you not remember him flying to meet him right after he got off of his plane before he could of even met with New Orleans. Now thats going after what you want. We didnt have the wiggle room salary wise and Culpepper was the fall back option. Who knew he would go from a top 5 qb to a back up at best?? His knee?? We were all worried about the shoulder (many of us).

    As for worst decision (assuming this isnt a playout of 4 years like wanstache) im going with AJ Feely, that was a waste of a 2nd round pick, and a year of dolphin football , I can understand a steal when it comes to trades but a high 2nd to a 3rd string QB with nothing going for him?? LOL

    Best decision is obvious
     
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    Worst; Dave Wannstedt/Rick Speilman
    Best; Parcells/Pennington
     
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    I remember doing an epic facepalm in my car when I heard we got Culpepper.
     
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    jim1 Pro Bowler

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    Don't you remember how frustrating it was to have a really good defense and Ricky Williams ripping it up and Fiedler dragging down the whole team? Wannsdedt stubbornly stuck with him, and both of them went down with the ship, as predicted by Wanny. Fiedler seemed like a good guy and tried hard, but at the end of the day he wasn't good enough, bottom line. Add to the greatest dumb*** moves- Wanny the idiot drafts Jamar Fletcher over Drew Brees. Moron. Then he couldn't close the deal for Hasslebeck, got outmaneuvered at literally the last minute.

    I think that if Huizenga were asked the question it would be:

    1. Hiring Wannsdedt/blindly taking Jimmy Johnson's word on doing so.
    2. Hiring Cameron

    Smartest- Hiring Parcells.

    And I have to add one more best move- signing Pennington.
     
  21. jim1

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    In a meaningless game Dumstedt ran RW like what, 30 or 40 times? That was a major factor in RW telling Wanny to shove it, that he didn't want to end up crippled like Earl Campbell because he had a head coach stupid enough to run him into the ground for no good reason, and a coach that couldn't or wouldn't find a better QB and balance out the offense. I know that it's piling on, but Wannsedt was just plain stupid, and for that matter Cameron lacked the balls to be a head coach and lost the respect of the team. Both blew, and blew hard.
     
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    One of the worst things that happened to the Dolphins was the Ravens winning with Trent Dilfer at QB. Wannstink decided at that point all we needed was a caretaker at the position as well and that is why we were stuck with Fiedler so long.

    The worst coaching decision goes to Wannstink as well. That last game in 2002 against the Pats, we win were in the playoffs, loser stays home. Ricky was killing the Pats all day, we have the ball with like a 2 point lead with just a couple of minutes to go. We have the ball at our 10, all we need is to kill the clock and Run Ricky Run. What does that idiot do? 3 straight pass plays, only takes what 15 seconds of the clock, we shank the punt, Pats move the ball a few yards and kick the game winner. We go home. Stupidest play calling I have ever seen at ANY level.
     

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