Thursday, June 21, 2007

Gone Daddy, Gone

After losing out on a sixth-round pick when DT Dan Wilkinson failed to show up for a physical with the Denver Broncos, Miami has finally decided to cut ties with the large and lazy former number one overall selection in the 1994 NFL Draft.

The Dolphins terminated his contract earlier this week, and it is very possible that he has retired.

I was hoping that Miami could eventually find a way to trade him again during training camps, but that's out of the question now. He was never in the Dolphins' plans for next season, but if he hasn't retired he may just suddenly say he wants to play another season and join up with another team midway through their offseason camps. I just can't get behind a guy who doesn't have the perseverance or toughness to gut out offseason workouts and training camps. Sure, it may be harder for him now that he's older, but look at Keith Traylor. If you're good enough, teams will be willing to cut you some slack. It's completely selfish to try and avoid offseason work like "Big Daddy" has.

Oh, and after hearing about his contract being terminated, I couldn't help but hum the Gnarls Barkley tune "Gone Daddy Gone" with a smile on my face. So long, Big Daddy.

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