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NFL Previews: 2014 Miami Dolphins Preview and Analysis

The Miami Dolphins definitely had an interesting season last year, but in the wake of that, the Dolphins finished with a solid .500 mark on the season.  

The offense should be solid this season, as Miami has a very capable young quarterback under center in Ryan Tannehill, and Tannehill will have plenty of weapons to throw to, with Hartline and Wallace outside, and the solid young TE in Clay.  Miami also added a solid wideout in the draft, in Jarvis Landry. The backfield for the Dolphins is also solid, with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas lining up behind Tannehill this season.  The offensive line is a concern, but Miami went heavy on offensive linemen early in the draft to help bolster this unit, and if this group can gel and stay healthy, look of much better play this season.

Defensively the Dolphins had a middle of the road unit last season.  Miami did add some defensive talent through the draft, picking up corner Walt Aikens, linebacker Jordan Tripp, and a late round flyer on DE Terrence Fede.  The offense will put up some points this season, but there will be times when the defense will be called upon to get the win, and this unit could be the difference this season between making the post season, and just watching the playoffs from home.

The road to the playoffs for the fish isn’t easy this season, as the Dolphins start off the season against the Pats, followed by a tough road game at the Bills.  Out of conference the Dolphins have to face the Broncos on the road, as well as the Bears and the Lions.  

Playoffs aren’t out of the question this season, but it will be tough sledding from the start of things and if the Dolphins start falling behind the eight ball early, it will be tough for them to catch up...

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Miami Dolphins Predicted 2013 Record: 7-9

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