NFL Preview: Miami Dolphins
The NFL Previews are back on Technorati! Due to the Lockout, we are going to go with 32 teams in the next 32 days. Day 10 keeps us in the AFC East, but a trip to South Florida to take a look at the Miami Dolphins.
The Miami Dolphins have gone backwards since their surprising run to the AFC East title in 2008. A promising future after an 11-5 year has resulted in two seasons of 7-9. As their main rivals in the division, the Patriots and Jets get better, Dolphins fans are wondering if their team will do the same. Can they prove that they belong in the talk? Or are they going to remain in mediocrity? Let's go deeper with the Miami Dolphins.
2010 Miami Dolphins
Record: 7-9 (Missed Playoffs)
Additions: LB Kevin Burnett (Chargers), RB Reggie Bush (trade from Saints), T Marc Colombo (Cowboys), NT Ronald Fields (Broncos), QB Matt Moore (Panthers), QB Kevin O'Connell (Jets), LB Jason Taylor (Jets), LB Jason Trusnik (Browns), T Ray Willis (Seahawks)
Subtractions: S Jonathon Amaya (traded to Saints), FB Deon Anderson, NT Chris Baker, RB Ronnie Brown (Eagles), LB Channing Crowder (retired), LB Tim Dobbins, DE Lionel Dotson, T James Marten (retired), T Pat McQuistan (Titans), QB Tyler Thigpen (Bills), RB Ricky Williams (Ravens)
Offense: One big reason for Miami's lack of rising potential has been the fallen potential of current starting quarterback Chad Henne. Henne, has not been playing up to the potential that he had coming into the NFL, despite throwing for 3,301 yards, he threw only 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 15 games a season ago. Henne's inability to win games at the QB position has made fans in Miami very frustrated to the point where they were chanting for another quarterback, Kyle Orton. Unless current backup Matt Moore wins the starting job away from Henne, this could be Chad's last stand as the starting quarterback in Miami. Head coach Tony Sparano is on a short leash as well, so he will put the best guy that gives the team a chance to win games.Continued on the next page