February 15, 2008

Gratuitous Fins Posting


Regular Llama reader Mike sends along an article announcing that the Dolphins have cut middle-linebacker mainstay Zack Thomas after 12 seasons and offers this opinion:

I actually see this as a gift to Zack from The Tuna. Zack is on the downhill side of his career. He gave so much of his body to the Dolphins, the best thing they could do for him is to let him go out a winner and that was not going to be the Dolphins any time soon. Tuna also would know that Zack is not a quitter so he would never ever consider leaving the Dolphins volluntarily. No, the only way to give him a shot at a Super Bowl would be to cut him loose. Jason Taylor is on travel now but I expect the Dolphins to do the same when he gets back to Florida. Man oh man, though, I really hope he does not end up with the Pats.

I heartily agree. While it's sad to see Zack go after all these years of selflessness, you can only wish him well and hope that he finds greener pastures before he hangs it up for good. God speed!

Posted by Robert at February 15, 2008 09:56 AM | TrackBack

Belichick's probably got Zach Thomas on speed dial. You have to figure either Seau or Bruschi might not be back next year, so naturally Bill will look for someone in that mold. Thomas, if he's healthy, fits the mold perfectly.

Jason Taylor's still got a few good years left, though, and I'd be shocked if Parcells got rid of him. Tuna's whole philosophy on defense is to attack the passer, and he faces Tom Brady twice a year. Taylor's not going anywhere.

I think the Zach Thomas move is probably more an attempt to free up cap space and improve speed on defense. Tuna's got a lot to fix, and will need some cap flexibility in order to do it.

Posted by: The Abbot at February 15, 2008 10:11 AM