Thursday, January 19, 2012
Would Jeff Fisher trade No. 2 pick to Miami?
By James Walker
Guess what, Miami Dolphins fans? You may want to stop being so mean to new St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher in the coming months.
Yes, the veteran coach kept the Dolphins waiting, only to spurn them and take the same job with the Rams. Fisher is not very popular in South Florida for that. But there’s another way he could make an impact in Miami.
Fisher has a lot of power in St. Louis -- something he couldn’t get in Miami -- and most likely will get final say in what the Rams do with the No. 2 overall pick. The Dolphins desperately need that pick if they want to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Miami currently has the No. 8 or No. 9 pick and would be open to trading up to land a potential franchise quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Rams are not drafting a quarterback. They are going forward with 2010 No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford. Expect St. Louis to field offers from various quarterback-needy team, including Miami.
Fisher is the biggest offseason story so far for the Dolphins. But Fisher possibly helping Miami land "RGIII" in April would be just as big.