If we can learn anything from the Miami Dolphins epic failure this season, it's this: a few stars can't anchor an entire team. In order for a team to succeed, they need 53 cohesive, quality players who are committed to winning.
Unfortunately, the 2011 Dolphins are devoid of those unsung heroes and underrated contributors. They're missing players who can do the dirty work and execute when it counts most.
Whomever assumes control of this team next summer must find players who resemble the following 20. They don't have to be flashy. Instead, they just need to do their jobs and make the players around them better.
Scott Altman is a featured columnist for the Miami Dolphins and the National Football League. He is also the co-founder of GentlemensTailgate.com, a sports blog with a classy edge. Check it out and like the site on Facebook here.