Final Podcast of the year for The John Murphy Show. Tonight, we circle back with a look around the AFC East. Miami Dolphins beat writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Chris Perkins calls in to the show to discuss the offseason for the Dolphins so far.
Miami was busy in the first week of free agency, re-signing or acquiring a handful of players to their roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Perkins says two additions should help.
“The run defense was slacking and the big thing was the offense. One of the things they did was sign Branden Albert to help protect Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins gave up 58 sacks last year, a franchise record and NFL high. They also signed Knowshon Moreno. Hopefully those two things will help them get back on track with their offense.”
Perkins also addressed the play of QB Ryan Tannehill and his recent struggles.
“I’m not sure he is a franchise quarterback. If he doesn’t get this team to the playoffs this year, I think the Dolphins are going to be forced to draft another quarterback next year and start thinking what if?”
Supplying more help on the offense might be the direction the Dolphins go in next month’s NFL Draft. Perkins feels that protecting their QB with offensive tackle help could be a day one or day two priority. Perkins specifically mentions Zack Martin, a right offensive tackle from Notre Dame as a possibility. If not on the o-line, the linebacker position could be their next target. Specifically, CJ Mosley, a middle linebacker from Alabama.
Perkins also talked about offensive lineman Mike Pouncey and his possibility of requesting a big-time contract extension and Miami’s defensive backfield issues at cornerback. You can hear the whole conversation on Thursday’s edition of The John Murphy Show, below.
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