Mar 11, 2015; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (left) talks with Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey (right) at Doctors Hospital Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
3. Dennis Hickey, Miami Dolphins
Ndamukong Suh was the biggest name on the free agent market. He ended up with the Dolphins, and general manager Dennis Hickey. This was a big move.
If you ask me, signing Suh changes everything for the Dolphins. Suh is one of the utmost talented defensive free agents to hit the market this decade. I believe his impact will at least be worth one or two wins, for a team coming off eight wins. Meaning if that is the case, Dennis Hickey has likely created a playoff team, in Miami.
Did I mention Hickey also signed/traded for Jordan Cameron, and Kenny Stills?Yeah he did that too. Yes, I know losing Mike Wallace will, to an extent, counter act picking up Stills, but from a general manger standpoint, this a solid swap. Miami gave up a solid amount, in Danny Ellerbe, plus a third rounder, but I’d still take this type of swap any day of the week.
Stills is much younger than Wallace, he’s paid a whole lot less, creating cap space for Miami, and honesty… losing a third round pick for a team looking to win now, is not the end of the world. Sprinkle in a potential pro bowler in Jordan Cameron, the 2015 Dolphins are looking fierce.
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