Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/3/13

MIAMI - 2009: Jeff Ireland of the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Dolphins’ general manager Jeff Ireland went ahead and said it, the Dolphins “have closed the gap” with New England. It has been a fast and furious offseason for the team, and the players are making it known what their expectations for 2013 are. Receiver Mike Wallace said quarterback Ryan Tannehill was on the same level of two time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker Koa Misi said the defense was destined for greatness and now the GM is chiming in. “Hard to say how much,” Ireland said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “Right now, we have really high-profile names on paper.... We've got to go perform. We have to jell. That sometimes takes time. Expectations are high.”

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