Like it or not, the Cleveland Browns successfully buried the Dolphins playoff hopes six feet under the turf of Sun Life Stadium on Sunday. In retrospect, however, the Dolphins playoff aspirations actually died when they failed to seal a whole slew of roster holes this past summer.
But those roster holes are only the first layer on Miami's offseason-needs cake.
Finishing a season marred with such high hopes in such a disappointing fashion means angry fans and even angrier management. This often leads to overhauls, such as the one we saw in 2007 when Wayne Huizenga reeled in the Big Tuna.
Whether or owner Stephen Ross decides to part with Tony Sparano & Co. is also just another conundrum in a long line of questions and areas the Dolphins need to address this upcoming off-season.