Miami Dolphins' 7 Biggest Offseason Decisions

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Miami Dolphins' 7 Biggest Offseason Decisions
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Win or lose, the Miami Dolphins' focus will instantaneously shift to the offseason once Sunday's game versus the New England Patriots concludes.

This isn't just your ordinary offseason, though.

This is the most important one in franchise history.

The Dolphins are on the brink of irrelevancy in south Florida, where its fanbase has slowly migrated away from an underperforming team that has alienated fans by replacing tradition with with corny celebrity promotions and a nauseating fight song. While the Miami Heat build a dynasty and the Florida Panthers poise themselves for contention, the Dolphins remain stalled in a perpetual cycle of mediocrity. 

But, the Dolphins will enter free agency with as much as $50 million in cap space and five draft picks in the top 100. If there was ever a time and an opportunity to fill in the pieces to a championship puzzle, this is it. Failing to capitalize on this combination of cap space and draft picks could easily set the team back another five years, which would all but solidify Miami as a basketball town. 

The ball is now in Jeff Ireland's court, and pressure is on him to find resolutions to these seven questions. 

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