The Miami Dolphins have a bye this weekend, so for the first time since early September, their legions of fans will be spared of agony and depression.
Even though all hope on Miami's 2011 campaign is lost, this bye comes at a perfect time.
At 0-4, the Dolphins have virtually no shot at the postseason. However, they are still alive, and their upcoming schedule features winnable games against teams like the Jets, Broncos, Giants, Chiefs and Redskins.
Of course, the 'Fins could—and probably will—lose most of those games, but if they make the following five adjustments during their bye week, their fortunes could turn for the better.