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Phins making same free agency mistakes

When will the Miami Dolphins learn that getting overpaid free agents will not help them win.

When will the Miami Dolphins learn that getting overpaid free agents will not help them win.

One day the Miami Dolphins might wake u and realize that they need a new strategy before they can start winning. Once again the Miami Dolphins went have spent a ton of money in free agency and while we’ll have to see if it works out, there is no reason to believe that adding Philadelphia rejects Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell, and Buffalo disappointment Mario Williams will do anything to make them better.

Last year the Dolphins paid a king’s ransom for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The year before they shelled out big cash for Branden Albert, Cortland Finnegan and Louis Delmas. Before that it was Mike Wallace, Philip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe and Brent Grimes.

Branden Albert and Brent Grimes worked out, but otherwise that list is full of bad players who have been horribly overpaid. Williams has not played inspired football in quite a few years. He only had five sacks, nowhere near what the team was paying them to tally. Alonso might have still been troubled by his injury that he was coming back from, but he was pretty much talent off the field last year. Maxwell was another failed Chip Kelly addition that was regularly burnt by even mediocre receivers.

Maybe we’re wrong and all of the big names and big money signings will pay off for them and make their defense relevant, but based on recent history there is no reason to believe that will happen or that their defense will finish outside the bottom third of the league.

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