It’s a reasonable question. When a team invests the eighth overall pick in a player, fans expect him to play.
And if Miami would have selected a wide receiver or a guard or a linebacker with their first round pick, you can almost be assured that he would be all but penciled in atop the depth chart.
Because there’s no real foolproof formula for how to handle a rookie quarterback–all the current stars seem to have taken a different route to success–it will be interesting to see how the Dolphins work first-round pick Ryan Tannehill into the offense.
Today is April Fools’ Day and instead of playing some silly prank, I decided it might be fun to look back at some of the best “trick” plays in Dolphins history. Enjoy the list (which is in chronological order) and be sure to vote for your favorite!
12/31/72, The “Fake” Punt: With the undefeated Dolphins and Steelers locked up in a tightly contested AFC Championship game, Larry Seiple dropped back to punt for Miami and looked for something he had seen on film: the Steelers would often turn their backs and start running to cover the kick a bit prematurely.