I’ve written there’s no Plan B at wide receiver if the Dolphins don’t sign either Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace or Green Bay’s Greg Jennings in free agency.
But let’s try to devise one.
If the Dolphins can’t get a play-making No. 1 wide receiver -- either Wallace or Jennings (or now, maybe Baltimore’s Anquan Boldin) – perhaps the best plan is to build a receiving corps that has maybe four guys who each accumulate at least 50 receptions and 600 yards.
Yeah, I know, good luck on that.
But the fallback plan might be to build depth in the receiving corps similar to those Green Bay teams when Joe Philbin was the Packers’ offensive coordinator.
Philbin, who took over as the Dolphins coach last season, has maintained he doesn’t need a so-called No. 1 wide receiver. He might be right.
What the Dolphins need is big plays in the passing game. Speed is the missing element, but speed isn’t the only way to get big plays.
Perhaps Boldin, a big-play guy, shakes free. Boldin’s status is unclear. He’s reportedly been asked to take a pay cut or be released.
Boldin is a big-bodied receiver who can go up and get the ball as well as anybody in the league. He’d be a great addition to the Dolphins if he becomes available.
St. Louis’ Brandon Gibson has had his name mentioned in association with the Dolphins. He had 51 receptions for 681 yards and five touchdowns last season. Two years ago he had 36 receptions for 431 yards and one touchdown.
Maybe Dolphins could use Green Bay as inspiration
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Mar 11