Buccaneers vs. Dolphins: 5 Lessons from Dolphins' 20-7 Loss to the Buccaneers

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Buccaneers vs. Dolphins: 5 Lessons from Dolphins' 20-7 Loss to the Buccaneers
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It's not like this game counted, and the Miami Dolphins should be grateful for that.

Miami starts off their preseason at 0-1 after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-7 in front of thousands of bright orange seats and a few fans who braved the off-and-on showers that awaited them at Sun Life Stadium.

While it was a welcoming sight to see a preseason game without the infield dirt, the play of Miami's first team as well as the final score was far from the welcome we expected from the Dolphins in their maiden voyage of the 2012 preseason.

Many lessons were learned today though, lessons that I'm sure coach Joe Philbin plans on going over with the Dolphins once they take a good look at the film.

Here's five of them that we learned not only about this team, but about the NFL itself as you will see in the next slide.

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