Going from a Bad Start
The Miami Dolphins have been delivering disappoints left and right for the past few seasons. Every spring teams all over the league draft the very best that they can to improve their current line-up but fans have pretty much gotten used to seeing their team pull in disappointing new recruits every year. Other teams have been recruiting stars and potential stars players that can get them into the Super Bowl but this team has been settling for the bottom feeders of the draft. It does look, however like 2012 may hold some hope yet.
A New Take at the Head Position
First of all there is the change in management. The team had replaced Tony Sparano with Joe Philbin as their head coach. Joe Philbin brought alongMikeSherman to work as their offensive coordinator. Both men worked withGreen BayandShermanonce worked withTexas. This was probably one of the first good things that the team could have done. Their entire performance in the last season was a dismal failure and an entirely new approach was important.
The Drafting Period
Unfortunately the drafting period became mediocre as well. The team was not able to get a hold of Peyton Manning and then went on to trade out Brandon Marshall. This reason for this wasMarshallran into another problem with the authorities and was becoming a legal burden for the team. To make matters worse, they have not recruited any powerful defensive players despite the fact that they were among the teams with the lowest defensive rating in season 2011. They didn’t take up any big name players during the free agency period and they have yet to sign any major names in the proper drafting period. So far, everything is being pushed on the shoulders of two players: Reggie Bush and Ryan Tannehill.
Reggie Bush has already made the statement of attaining the top spot in rushing. This may not end up as a reality however because of ongoing injuries and health issues but obviously his determination will be a characteristic that the coaches will work on. Covering over 1,000 yards and over 200 carries, he is easily becoming one of the key figures in the offensive side for the Dolphins. He placed 11th in the 2011 list for top NFL rushers.
This team already have a decent quarterback with Matt Moore but the team is looking forward to offensive changes by bringing in Tannehill to the field. It is unsure as of now who among them will be the team’s starting quarterback and what plans Joe Philbin has with taking Tannehill but as it stands right now, everything is still in the air. Critics have already predicted that the ongoing focus on offense may give them a very strong start but the lack of focus on defense may become their one weakness that many teams will most likely exploit, especially later on in the 2012 season when the coaches tactics have been revealed. All in all, its looking like another slow year for the Miami Dolphins.