Reggie Bush for Mike Wallace straight up?

Jason Smith at NFL.com writes that the Dolphins and Steelers could help eachother out by negotiating a blockbuster trade between Reggie Bush and Mike Wallace.  I say this is a bunch of BS. The Dolphins clearly don’t want a headache receiver on the team, and Mike Sherman and Joe Philbin consider Bush an integral part of their new west coast offense.

This doesn’t mean the Dolphins aren’t talking to teams about trade offers. The media is abuzz about possible receivers Jeff Ireland could land with his new “ammunition” after trading Vontae Davis to the Colts.  James Walker over at the ESPN.com blogs has even put together a list of possible WR targets and the likelihood Miami will pull the trigger.

But unless an offer comes to the table that is too good to be true (like Davis for a likely high 2nd round pick offer), Ireland is probably going to stockpile his picks and use them in next April’s draft for “ammunition” to land the best player of need.

We need to have some patience, both short-term, and unfortunately long-term.  Friday night at 9pm is when NFL teams are required to trim their rosters down to 53. This means there will be a large handful of veteran receivers looking for work who could easily start ahead of Legadu Naanee. Heck, the Patriots have already released Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth.

Look y’all, Miami is in rebuilding mode.  Ireland is doing it his way this time without Bill Parcells breathing down his neck and demanding he draft losers like Pat White.  It doesn’t make sense to make a trade for a receiver that can possibly help this year. We’re not a “one player away” kind of team right now.  Frankly, neither are the Colts, and that’s why I think the Dolphins got the better end of the Davis deal.

Sure, players like Karlos Dansby will be upset about the recent personnel moves by Ireland, but as a veteran who wants to win now, it’s not easy to look at things objectively.

It’s up to us to do that.

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