Teams shatter expectations every year, and to serve as a measuring stick of my own expectations, I decided it would be fun to look back at my own expectations and see how the team fared by comparison.
The Miami Dolphins, for the most part, exceeded those expectations this year. A losing record is nothing to write home about, but the Dolphins have a lot to be proud of this year.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill's rookie season wasn't a complete success, but laid the foundation for his future as the face of the franchise. The same could be said for Joe Philbin's first year as head coach. Now, with the two most important positions (seemingly) filled, the Dolphins can begin to build toward the future.
First, in the interest of accountability, here's a look back at what I was looking for from the Dolphins in 2012, with a look at the final result and whether I was right or wrong.