Ginn on the outs in Miami

October, 27, 2009
10/27/09
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South Florida has about had it with Ted Ginn.
AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan
Ted Ginn Jr. bobbled a pass that led to an interception that was returned for a TD against the Saints.

The Miami Dolphins receiver has been exasperating because of drops, flops and sprints out of bounds since they drafted him ninth overall in 2007 ahead of players such as Patrick Willis, Marshawn Lynch, Darrelle Revis, Lawrence Timmons and Dwayne Bowe.

Not that any of those players would look good in a Dolphins uniform or anything.

But Ginn might have torn it for good with his performance in Sunday's collapse against the New Orleans Saints.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Ginn is going to see reduced playing time, and the Dolphins would be actively shopping him if the trade deadline hadn't already passed.

Ginn had more glaring drops Sunday. The worst should have been a first down, but went for a Saints touchdown.

Saints safety Darren Sharper intercepted a pass that bounced off Ginn's hands and ricocheted off Saints defender Tracy Porter. Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said Chad Henne made "a very good throw." But Ginn batted the ball, and Sharper ran it back for a touchdown.

Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote writes "Ginn is the gift that keeps on not giving. He is the 2007 Cam Cameron-regime draft misstep that continues to haunt and hurt Miami."

Cote adds: "Ginn is supposed to be the answer there, the go-to guy, the game-breaker. Instead he keeps presenting him oppositely, as the frail, undersized wideout who is the physical antithesis of the tough team Miami wants to be."

The Miami New Times, a weekly alternative known for its ability to carve personalities like jack-o'-lanterns, put together a top 10 list of ways Ginn can make it up to South Florida.
10. Build a time machine, go back to 1993, and take up tennis.

9. Dress up as Edward Rubberhands for Halloween.

8. Swim to Cuba, depose the Castro Bros., and hold democratic elections.

7. Buy every vacant condo unit downtown and turn them into affordable housing.

6. Steal every single Romero Britto sculpture, melt them down into the liquid crap they're forged from, and fertilize Homestead's family farms.

5. Convince his dad, Ted Ginn, Sr., the Michael Jordan of Educators, to move the Ginn Academy to Miami.

4. Get bitten by a radioactive spider.

3. Set up Channing Crowder and Gibril Wilson to fall in love, so they quit football and run away to South Beach.

2. Direct traffic at Biscayne Blvd and 36th Street.

1. You're an Ohio guy. Get LeBron to sign with the Heat on July 1, 2010 and we'll call it even.

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