THE DAILY TAKE

The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the Junior Seau acquisition.

It appears now only a matter of time because the trade of Junior Seau to the Dolphins becomes official. In fact, the only remaining stumbling block involves Seau passing his physical, which is considered almost a formality.

So sometime this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, the Dolphins will have landed the 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker at the ridiculously low price of a 2004 sixth-round draft pick that could become a fifth-rounder depending upon Seau's playing time next season.

PObviously, it's too bad the Dolphins couldn't have gotten their hands on Seau earlier in his career, but while no one will argue that Seau isn't quite the same player he was back then, let's make one thing clear: Even at this stage of his career, Seau is a better player than either Morlon Greenwood or Derrick Rodgers.

Let's make that much better player.

Watch how many big plays Seau makes next season, and we'll venture to guess it's going to be a lot more than what the Dolphins got from Rodgers.

And we haven't even mentioned the intangibles, which may be the best thing about getting Seau.

The Dolphins defense has had that "here we go again" look to it way too often in recent years, and somehow we think Seau is the type of guy who won't stand for it.

Besides, as good as the Dolphins defense has been in recent years, it needed something else. Seau just might be that something else.


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