The mood around Miami seems a little bit bleak lately. Maybe it's the lockout, or maybe this fan base has started to become an innately pessimistic one.
In the midst of our complaining, worrying, and speculating, this team's sheer depth and skill has gone largely overlooked. Truthfully, Miami has the makings of a playoff team.
This defense ranked sixth in the league last year and should only improve, the team drafted two rookies who project to make significant impacts, and might pursue an upgrade at quarterback once a new CBA is installed.
Although it's too early to say it now, the Dolphins looked poised to make a playoff push—on paper, at least.