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  • 11:38 PM ET  06.05
 

Trent Green has had a great career and I feel like he would have a good season or two in him if he was in the right situation. Miami is not that situation.

 

Green has been blessed with superior running games throughout his career in Washington, St. Louis and Kansas City. And new Dolphins coach Cam Cameron hopes he'll have another one this year in Miami.  But I don't think former No. 2 overall pick Ronnie Brown and Miami's line will get the job done in 2007. Brown is big like the Chiefs' Larry Johnson, but he doesn't show the same kind of burst as LJ. And Brown is a surprisingly ineffective red-zone back (he ran for five touchdowns last season).

 

And while Green proved he could excel with average receivers in K.C., he won't have a Tony Gonzalez at tight end to bail him out. Cameron signed David Martin to replace Randy McMichael at TE in Miami, but Martin hasn't topped 27 receptions in six NFL seasons and will hardly duplicate the success of Gonzalez or Cameron's former tight end Antonio Gates.

 

Maybe the hardest challenge for Green will be the Dolphins' schedule. Green put up huge numbers in Kansas City against some questionable Ds in temperate climates out West. This season, the Bills, Jets and Pats all should have strong defenses. The Dolphins' out-of-division schedule includes the tough NFC East, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Assuming the trade is completed, Green is definitely an upgrade for the Dolphins. But don't expect anything near the type of 4,000-yard passing seasons he had in Kansas City.

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