The Miami Dolphins yesterday addressed a crucial need on their offensive line by trading for veteran Bryant McKinnie of the Ravens.
While the deal for McKinnie cost the Dolphins a late round pick, this deal, as it seems is a short-term solution.
First, the Dolphins have surrendered 27 sacks of their current franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill. On the right side, embattled, second year left tackle Jonathan Martin continues to get beat and has given up 7 sacks. While attempting to run block, Jonathan Martin is not performing as advertised since he was a stellar run blocker at Stanford University and was supposed to fill that void left after the Dolphins and free agent Jake Long could not come to terms.
Next, the Dolphins are floundering quite literally after having rested on their proverbial laurels with veteran Tyson Clabo from the Falcons via free agency. Clabo as well, has done nothing, but get beat by some of the best defensive lineman and defensive ends the Dolphins have faced. In all, 7 sacks given up by Clabo this early in the season after six games is deplorable. The Dolphins plan for Clabo is uncertain as they do have some depth at the position, but those moves could come should Clabo fall with an injury since Nate Garner and moving Martin to his unnatural position has been tried before.no comments