I would think that Ross will have a sit-down with Grier on his free agency moves. Cutting players for not producing isn't the big deal, but paying them saying they are the answer is not. I imagine Grier could say that these players were only intended to be 1 year band-aids after tanking the team in order to trade them out for younger players through the draft.
Dave Hyde (Sun Sentinel) wrote:
2. ... Steve Ross keeps writing big checks to cover mistakes.
Not that I care - especially if he doesn’t care. No fan should care about an owner writing checks. The only question is if the owner doesn’t write them. But for one year of mediocre guard play from Flowers, the bill comes in at $16 million. That’s because the Dolphins are paying Washington $6 million to take Flowers (via ESPN’s Adam Schefter). Good work by agent Drew Rosenhaus. But the Dolphins free-agent class from last year looks to be an expensive one-and-done disaster. Kyle Van Noy - gone. Shaq Lawson - traded. Running back Jordan Howard - a $5 million mistake. Now Flowers is gone.
The other contract that looks out of place is Byron Jones, who last off-season signed the biggest deal for a cornerback. Jones is good. Best-in-the-league great? And you can be sure Xavien Howard isn’t happy being the second-highest-paid cornerback on the team. Good thing for Jones most of his money is guaranteed for next season.
But maybe this is just the cost of business for an owner. At least this owner. Remember when it cost $10 million to say good-bye to Reshad Jones? Again, if the owner doesn’t care, why should we?