By Stephen Diener
The rallying cry amongst some Dolphin fans since the start of training camp has been “tank for Tua!
Well, it seems the front office in Miami has heard that cry.
The Phins decided to send away their most productive receiver in Kenny Stills and the anchor of their line in Laremy Tunsil, to the Houston Texans.
Make no mistake about it, Chris Grier and the rest of the front office know what this means for 2019. It means that they are going to be bad. Really bad. It means that Ryan Fitzpatrick, or Josh Rosen, or the ghosts of Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon along with anyone else who may end up playing QB for the Phins this year will have about .05 seconds to throw the ball and will get sacked a generous amount of times.
It also means they will be right where they want to be in the years up coming drafts, which is the plan.
Miami is in full rebuild mode which was made abundantly clear with this trade package.
Dolphins get: 2020 first-round pick, 2021 first-round pick, 2021 second-round pick, CB Johnson Bademosi, OT Julie’n Davenport.
Texans get: OT Laremy Tunsil, WR Kenny Stills, 2020 fourth-round pick, 2021 sixth-round pick.
Now say what you want about Stills and his political stances, the fact is he produced on the field and now he’s gone. And the Dolphins are totally fine with that.
2019 is going to be a rough watch for Dolfans. But the Phins front office is hoping that those growing pains will lead to a more prosperous and much more fun future for this organization.
Time will tell.