Dolphins crushed for bringing in former Miami Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier


The announcement on Monday that the Miami Dolphins were bringing in former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier for their rookie minicamp this weekend brought a backlash on social media.

When Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tweeted that former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier would be participating in the Miami Dolphins rookie mini-camp this weekend fans had a collective eye-roll on Twitter in response. Rosier was a lightning rod during his two seasons as the Hurricanes top quarterback.

In 2017 Rosier had an inconsistent season but led the Hurricanes to their first ACC Coastal Division title, ACC Championship game appearance and a spot in the Orange Bowl. The 2018 season did not live up to expectations. The Miami Hurricanes began 2018 as the nation’s eighth-ranked team.

A 33-17 opening game loss to LSU was shocking. The game was nowhere near as close as the final score. The Hurricanes trailed 33-3 at the end of the third quarter. A Rosier touchdown run and a TD pass to Brian Hightower made the score semi-respectable. Rosier was benched in Miami’s fourth game of the season.

N’Kosi Perry came in against FIU and outplayed the Hurricanes Senior starting QB. For the remainder of the season, former head coach Mark Richt went back and forth between Perry and Rosier. This alienated the Hurricanes fanbase. The fans turned against Rosier, Richt, QB coach Jon Richt and offensive coordinator Thomas Brown.

Twenty-three hours after Jackson’s initial tweet he has 127 responses, 118 retweets and 635 loves. Canes fans are understandably beyond cynical about the Dolphins move. Jackson and the Herald’s Dolphins reporter Adam Beasley stated that Rosier is unlikely to make it past this weekend with the Fish.

"“In truth, odds are neither quarterback (the Dolphins also signed Sean Maguire from Western Illinois) will be with the team this time next week. Brian Flores intends on holding real practices during this weekend’s camp, and the Dolphins need quarterbacks to run practice.Both Rosier and McGuire have been brought in to run the offense. They need to show enough the Dolphins a lot for the organization to use one of its 90 roster spots on them.”"

The responses from the fans were innovative, comical and in some cases sincerely hoping for the best. It helps the Miami Hurricanes for any of their players to succeed in the NFL. As was stated this could simply be a case of just needing a body to get through the rookie mini-camp. It does give players a chance.

Social media can also be a form of entertainment. Reading through comments on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social platforms provides everyone a chance to voice their opinion. Not everyone is as well informed on the same level. That provides for interesting discussions and often awkward results.

The reference to the Dolphins tank earlier is perfect. A pair of Dolphins fans have complete confidence in Rosier and offered great suggestions for the Fish and the former Canes signal caller.

Rosier’s 25 interceptions in 337 attempts during his Miami Hurricanes career were atrocious in the era of short, safe passes. One fan already claimed Rosier has thrown his first interception as a professional.

Fans of both the Dolphins and Hurricanes have seen enough. Some have had enough agony watching Rosier play over the past four years. In fairness to Rosier, he did have some memorable moments and big wins in his tenure with the Hurricanes.

One South Florida Sports fan has confidence in Rosier at the next level. Hurricanes fans are still upset with the Richts. Many felt the only reason Jon was the QB coach was because of nepotism. It difficult to see Rosier improving the amount he would have to to be a successful NFL QB.

The number of responses that were genuinely upset about Rosier going to rookie training camp and tried to explain the Dolphins reasoning for bringing in Rosier went from the sublime to the ridiculous. Social media has created a mentality of everyone thinking they are an expert on every subject.

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It would be very surprising for Rosier or Maguire to make it past this weekend. Rosier is not an NFL caliber QB. He has some great and not so great moments as the Miami Hurricanes QB. If Rosier has a future as a professional QB it will have to come in the Canadian Football League or the XFL.