Despite a 2012-2013 season that was much more positive than expected, the Miami Dolphins still have a lot of work to be done.
The time for growth is at hand.
Miami flashed a handful of signs of greatness, but before it can realize its full potential, the entire organization must improve in certain areas.
That's right, this isn't just about the on-field product (which obviously needs some improvement). Everything from general manager Jeff Ireland's philosophies and strategies for acquiring players to head coach Joe Philbin's hard and fast rules to the brand of socks punter Brandon Fields wears must be made better.
Okay, maybe Fields' socks don't matter much. But you can bet the rest of the team's performance needs to improve.
To be the playoff contenders Miami wishes to be, and to ensure that Miami can remain consistent contenders—here are six things that must improve for the Dolphins in 2013, in no particular order.