Miami Dolphins: Separating the Myths from the Facts in 2011

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Miami Dolphins: Separating the Myths from the Facts in 2011
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Is it Monday yet?

Monday night, September 12th, 7pm. That's when after an offseason filled with a coaching change that didn't occur, a new offensive coordinator, a lockout, a failed trade for a Denver QB, a successful trade for a New Orleans running back and a preseason where our starting quarterback looked great while our offensive line not so much comes to an official end. 

Football is back and more importantly, Miami Dolphins football is back. Should we be excited? Of course we should. 

But of all of the teams in the NFL, the Dolphins seem to have an aura of misconceptions around them. How do I know this? 

Well, I read. A lot. Sports Illustrated's Peter King has them finishing 4-12. ESPN the Magazine has them finishing 6-10. My old buddy Bill Simmons has them finishing with less than five wins and continues to talk about how terrible they look on his podcast and every time he makes an appearance on LeBatard's show (but for all we know he could just be saying that to get under Miami's skin since over the last year he's formed a love-hate relationship with the city over the Heat). 

Its not that they're picking against Miami, it's the reasons why. Reasons based off of misconceptions carrying over from last year.

Now I'm going to look at these misconceptions and determine what is a myth and what is a fact. 

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