NFL Update: The Miami Dolphins 2014 Schedule and Status Report Post 2014 NFL Draft
Can the Miami Dolphins find consistency in 2014?
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2013 Season Recap: The Dolphins finished the year at 8-8 but it was a season of turmoil which ended with a league investigation into bullying charges and accusations against members of the offensive line. Offensive Coordinator Mike Sherman was fired and free agent signing Mike Wallace didn’t really come close to reaching to value of his contract. Looking at the schedule it was two losses to Buffalo that you can circle that meant the difference between making the playoffs and missing them.
Key Player Losses: Paul Soliai has been a mainstay in the middle of the Dolphins defensive line but now he is off to Atlanta. On the offensive side of the ball John Jerry is gone to the Giants as are Jonathan Martin and Richie Icognito who were all at the center of last season’s scandal.
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Key Player additions: The Dolphins haven’t been shy in free agency grabbing big names Branden Albert from KC and Earl Mitchell from Houston. The Dolphins also picked up Cortland Finnegan, Jason Fox, and Louis Delmas, all players who could see significant playing time or start. Knowshon Moreno as a curious addition but we will see how he pans out in what looks like a crowded backfield.
The Draft: The Dolphins were trying to deal from the outset and in the end they didn’t have a ton of picks. Ja’Waun James was picked up with their first round pick as the offensive line remains in focus. Jarvis Landry could be a home run at WR. Arthur Lynch was picked up as the Dolphins are thin at tight end after Dustin Keller was injured last year.
Outlook for 2014: We are going to find out if Ryan Tannehill is the future at QB for the Dolphins as he will get more protection than he has had but he no longer has his former college head coach, Mike Sherman, as his offensive coordinator. The Dolphins were inconsistent and a lot of that came from off the field but this is a team that we don’t know what to expect each week. Miami simply has to win the games they should win, something they haven’t done.
Miami Dolphins 2014 Schedule:
Sept. 7 New England Patriots, 1
Sept. 14 at Buffalo Bills, 1
Sept. 21 Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25
Sept. 28 at Oakland Raiders (London), 1
Oct. 5 BYE
Oct. 12 Green Bay Packers, 1
Oct. 19 at Chicago Bears, 1
Oct. 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1
Nov. 2 San Diego Chargers, 1
Nov. 9 at Detroit Lions, 1
Nov. 13 Buffalo Bills (Thu), 8:25
Nov. 23 at Denver Broncos, 4:25
Dec. 1 at New York Jets (Mon), 8:30
Dec. 7 Baltimore Ravens, 1
Dec. 14 at New England Patriots, 1
Dec. 21 Minnesota Vikings, 1
Dec. 28 New York Jets, 1
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