Oshiomogho Atogwe. Bob Sanders. Plaxico Burress. All have been linked to Miami in some way, shape or form in the last 24 hours. This can only mean one thing:
Welcome to the off-season rumor mill!
The favorite time of year for Phins Phans (maybe next year that time becomes the time when Miami is winning again) is how to make next season unlike last season. Growing up, I never had that problem. Sure, I was rooting for Miami to get Tony Martin or Irving Fryar as the next Dan Marino target. But what I enjoyed most was the season. It's been hard to say that lately.
Maybe this off-season can change all of that.
Miami fans have seen how one move can make a 10-win swing (Chad Pennington). Having stable play out of the quarterback position is critical. And this Miami regime must decide if it wants to hang its last chances on one more year of Henne (who will be as motivated as ever, since he's in the last year of his rookie contract), or trade for a high-impact veteran, or move up to get one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft.
That being said, Miami needs to add explosiveness to the offense. And it can be done in one off-season. Here are five moves Miami can make to return to the playoffs in 2012.