But shortly after selecting White, the Dolphins announced that he was more than a trick-play specialist, he'd get a shot to win the quarterback job next season. The team drafted Chad Henne in Round 2 a year ago, and they seemed happy with his progress, so I didn't take the White comments seriously. That said, if he's most valuable under center, then it makes sense to put him there.
With organized team activities wrapping up, though, White continues to struggle.
He hit the cross bar on one pass during red zone, threw an interception to Jason Allen (who went up and snagged the ball while covering Armstrong), suffered a batted-down pass by rookie NT Lou Ellis and was so off on a throw into the corner of the end zone that was that it bounced off Parcells' golf cart.Not especially surprising -- virtually every rookie takes time to adjust to the NFL, and quarterbacks often require the most patience -- but it also reinforces the idea that White, at least initially, will be best utilized in Wildcat situations. There are worse fates (ask Ernest Wilford). And if White never becomes an NFL quarterback but goes on to become a Devin Hester-type threat, then Miami still made out.
Parcells immediately moved the cart 20 yards away.
Plus, the Dolphins' softball team is suddenly kick-ass. So there's that.