Greg Cote: Xavien Howard is right to feel disrespected, and Miami Dolphins need to fix this mess

Greg Cote, Miami Herald on

Published in Football

Many questions in sports might be argued because they are not always easy to answer.

Who to draft? When to make a coaching change? Is he a Hall of Famer? What free agent to pursue? How good will Tua Tagovailoa turn out to be?

Then there are other questions that should not be questions at all because they are not debatable. Such as:

What should the Miami Dolphins do about the mess they have made with star cornerback Xavien Howard?

Well, duh.



Player empowerment is sweeping sports. Now NFL players are seeing what started in the NBA, with influential stars exercising their leverage to get out of contracts, to get more money, to get to a new team.

Howard, the player coaches and teammates call “X,” wants his share. No, demands his share.

He deserves that, and his employer should see that.

Instead Dolphins management, which has done a lot right the past couple of years, has fumbled this one.


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