Originally written February 03, 2013 on Phins Phocus:
The Miami Dolphins wrapped up their regular season finale just over a month ago and since then all the discussion surrounding the team has been about the need for playmakers on offense. While the focus of the offseason is surely to equipt Ryan Tannehill with weapons, the lack of game changers on the defensive side of the ball is also an area of weakness that must be addressed. One of the main positives that emerged throughout the Dolphins campaign was the stellar play of their defensive front seven which on its own ensured that Miami was competitive in each of the sixteen games. As a result, the Dolphins ranked 13th in the league in run defense at 108.4 yards per game and 7th in points allowed, surrendering only 19.8 points per game. However, on many occasions the front seven was let down by a secondary that was unable to frequently make impact plays. The Dolphins secondary has been a need for several years now and last season was no different. Miami's lackluster coverage wa...
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