The Miami Dolphins surprised a lot of people in 2012. With a decade-plus of mediocrity at its back, Miami entered 2012 with a fresh, young quarterback and blinking glints of hope. Rather than succumb to preseason expectations, the Dolphins rose to a 7-9 record, narrowly missing out on a couple of wins that would have made them playoff-worthy.
The Fins entered the offseason with a litany of holes to fill and the cap space to do it. After a bombastic free agency spending spree and a masterfully-handled draft, the Dolphins are turning even more heads than in 2012.
And so I'll go ahead and say it. The 2013 Miami Dolphins will be much better than the 2012 Miami Dolphins. They'll be markedly better. I hesitate to guarantee they'll make the playoffs because I tend to avoid such lofty proclamations when it's still May, but it's not outside the realm of possibilities.
The Dolphins will field an improved roster and a coaching staff with a year of experience tucked away in 2013. But if you still need further convincing, here are 10 reasons the Dolphins will absolutely be better in 2013.