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Thus far, all the money the Dolphins spent in the offseason has paid off.
They weren't overly impressive against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, but going into Indianapolis and beating the Colts was extremely impressive.
Ryan Tannehill has completed more than 65 percent of his passes and is averaging an explosive 8.25 yards per attempt.
Mike Wallace shook off a one-catch performance in his Dolphins debut and was a game-changer against Chuck Pagano's club, catching nine passes for 115 yards with a score.
Tannehill's development is encouraging, even if the offensive line protecting him is subpar, but the most important reason why Miami is "for real" is due to its defensive stoutness.
According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), the Dolphins have created pressure on 52 of its opponent's 109 dropbacks to begin the year. Cameron Wake is a downright stud off the edge, and the duo of Randy Starks and Paul Soliai on the interior of the defensive line is as disruptive as any.
If Brent Grimes continues to play like he has heading into Week 3, the Dolphins will contend in just about every game.
We'll get a sense of how good Miami is very soon with games against the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints next on the schedule.
Verdict: For Real