Miami Dolphins: 3 Reasons the 'Phins Won't Be Winners Right Away

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Miami Dolphins: 3 Reasons the 'Phins Won't Be Winners Right Away
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The Miami Dolphins are looking to move past their on-field struggles of the past few years and give fans a reason to fill the seats at Sun Life Stadium.

The Miami Dolphins are very talented, and on the precipice of potentially being good—if not great, but they are not there yet.

Miami is four years removed from an 11-5 AFC East division-winning season. Unfortunately, a few untimely injuries and a few poor personnel and coaching decisions later, and the Dolphins have three years of competitive mediocrity to look back on.

Miami is currently tied for second in the division with a 2-3 record. This also puts them in a tie for eighth in the AFC conference standings. And, as can be expected of a team that has been mired in mediocrity, two of their losses were overtime defeats by field goals.

Miami is a team that elicits both hope and confusion from its fanbase and (sometimes) even its players.

Don't believe me? Ask a diehard "Dol-fan" or a "Phinatic" what their thoughts are about the Brandon Marshall trade. Sure, Marshall was a bit enigmatic, but he was a top five-caliber wide receiver. Not exactly the kind of thing you trade away for only a couple third-round picks.

Why didn't they try to get more in the trade? Who knows? That's a topic for another day. 

With the talent that Miami has amassed on both offense and defense, they are good enough to make a run at the playoffs, they're just not ready yet to make a run in the playoffs.

Here's a look at some of the reasons why.


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