The Miami Dolphins finished 2011 with a second consecutive 7-9 season. Expectations were higher, and Dolphins fans everywhere were dissatisfied with Miami's season.
Head coach Tony Sparano has gained many critics, and quarterback Chad Henne is on the tightest of leashes.
The young defense is the bright spot on this team, with the potential to be a top five unit. The front seven is deep and if the secondary can hang on to more interceptions, this defense will be a daunting one for opposing offenses.
Miami's offensive line is improved, the backfield is revamped, and the receiving corps has a ton of potential. If the offense clicks with new coordinator Brian Daboll's gameplan, this offense could put up a lot of points.
Here is your complete 2011 Miami Dolphins season preview.