Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/24/13

The Miami Dolphins were arguably the winners of free agency this offseason, netting a bevy of high-profile players in a way reminiscent of the Eagles' 2011 "Dream Team" haul.

Several of those splashes were made on the offensive side of the ball, with receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller coming aboard.

These moves have prompted wideout Brian Hartline to form huge expectations.

"Championship offense," Hartline told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Tuesday. "I think we got every move we needed to make. We probably could add some depth at certain positions, but we've got all the pieces to the car, now we've just got to put it all together."

The 26-year-old Hartline is coming off a career year in which he recorded 74 catches for 1,083 yards and a touchdown. Miami thought enough of him to lock him up with a five-year deal worth nearly $31 million.

Hartline developed a solid rapport with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who, following an impressive rookie season, looks to take the next step as the team's hopeful franchise signal-caller.

But Hartline isn't the only Dolphin with unbridled enthusiasm.

“It’s going to be real explosive,” center Mike Pouncey said of the offense. “I think we had a lot of explosive plays (last year). We were just short a few players. We lost a great tight end, but we’ve got a guy now (Keller) that can stretch the field at tight end. We’ve got a guy now that can obviously stretch the field at receiver (Wallace), so I think that’ll be good for our offense.

“(Quarterback) Ryan Tannehill had a phenomenal rookie year with the talent he had on the football field, and obviously he has a few more pieces to throw to this year so we’re expecting a lot of big things out of him this year.”

Hartline is right in his assessment, that most of the pieces are in place for the Fins to field an explosive unit. But, as the Eagles so infamously proved, you simply can't manufacture wins. All of these new moving parts will have to gel together on the field before we start talking Super Bowl. Expectations are one thing; certainties are another.

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