AndyB Rates the Miami Dolphins





Miami Dolphins

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Miami, FL United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B-
Josh Rosen is the anointed QB, but still unproven. He will relish a new start, but the Dolphins don't have too much more in the cupboards than the Cardinals did. It wil be a bumpy ride. Their back up option is Ryan Fitzpatrick right now - that does not exactly inspire confidence either.
Running Backs
C
Not an impressive unit. They will need someone to really break out of this pack and become a reliable RB with the young QB.
Protection & Blocking
C+
Receiving
B
Kenny Stills is a serviceable WR when he can get down to playing football. Still waiting on Parker to break out too. Otherwise, its not a very deep group
Skills
Speed
B
Production
C
Big Play Ability
C+
Consistency
C
Red Zone Success
C
Skills Analysis Notes
I expect this team to struggle this season to move the ball and score. They did not exactly give Rosen the weapons to work with so I don't know that they will get much more our of him than they had with Tannehill.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
Christian Wilkins will be a star here and become the leader of this unit quickly. This unit will need to create pressure for the team to stay competitive.
Linebackers
B-
Defensive Backs
C-
Skills
Passing Game Defense
C+
Stopping the Run
B-
Controlling Field Position
C
Stopping The Big Play
C
Causing Turnovers
C+
Skills Analysis Notes
Hard to rate them higher than a C+ in any categories.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Coaching
Effectiveness
C+
Preparedness
C+
Decision Making
C+
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C
Analysis
There is not a lot of top end talent on the roster and they will need players to step up to stay competitive in what should be a pretty competitive division behind the Patriots.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Slightly Under-performed Expectations
Expected Wins
5
Expected Losses
11
Expectations/ Outlook
It will be a long season for the Dolphins again. It will be a long season for the Fish again as their competition in the AFC East got better and it is not obvious that the Dolphins did. But at least Miami has the beach!