A little hump day honesty - or 'ump day honesty - pardon my rant, but... I found the Kyle Van Noy move concerning. The guy was clearly a decent player and leader. The kind of guy you want. This isn't going to be a move that's perceived well by other players, I think. And honestly, this sort of thing, plus the leaked comments about Tua, makes me question the idea that Flores has successfully established a good culture in Miami. It takes a few years of consistency before a culture can be established, so the work done in one or two years can be destroyed. I hope that's not the case. It might not be. But I have some question marks about the state of the franchise right now. Fitzpatrick felt let down and didn't feel afraid to say so. Some unnamed players felt let down that the 'best player will play' rule wasn't followed for the QBs - and they also didn't feel too afraid to say so (albeit anonymously). Our first year OC left. Now his replacement is gone. Now we have two co-OCs. I really want Tua to succeed, but I'm a bit bothered about the amount of commercial/promotional work he's engaged in, it just seems premature to me (but other young QB's are the same, so maybe that's just how it is now). If Tua proves inadequate it won't look good for Grier. (And just to be clear, I consider myself still in the 'Tua camp' - just trying to be honest here). If Ross was involved in the Tua pick, that doesn't speak well of the franchise (but that may not be reality). CB Jones was paid big money but Howard seemed to be the better piece and it makes one wonder if Jones was worth it. What's more, there have even been rumours that Howard isn't happy and will look to renegotiate his contract or get moved. Now KVN is cut. They did draft, and have now re-signed, Sanders, so that looks like a good move (I won't be cynical here and expect him to fall off!). As concerns the KVN move itself, one would think it has to be purely financial, and although the COVID year and resulting reduced cap was unexpected, it doesn't seem to put Grier in a good light. If Van Noy was worth the substantial contract he was given then is he really the guy you cut just to save cap space? On the other hand, if he wasn't, then you screwed up the contract in the first place. I know we're still in the middle of a rebuild but this offseason is really starting to wear on. If this year or the next starts to fall apart and the Flores and Grier era is a disaster, I might be out of energy with the Dolphins and NFL. I think for me, beyond any one roster move, good or bad, the main concern is whether the culture in Miami really isn't what it was touted to be, or else if it is, whether Grier, through poor contract/cap management and/or the cutting of players central to the culture build, prevents the establishment of a winning team. What do you think guys? Am I wrong to feel this way? Am I overly concerned - or not concerned enough? Maybe these are just the expected ups and down that come with a full rebuild - hits and misses, and I just need to go on vacation until the season starts. - Anyone with a Caribbean holiday home they can lend me?