Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Dolphins won't be considered a playoff contender as they enter the 2012 season, not unless you're a hopeful fan, that is.
Believe it or not, this may prove to be their biggest advantage of all.
HBO's Hard Knocks has already started to bring some early attention to the 'Phins, but odds are they will be one of the least talked-about teams come opening kickoff.
It's those teams that tend to fly under the radar that have the uncanny ability to spoil the playoff hopes of others.
No one will ever expect the high caliber of play that we're going to see out of Miami this year.