Originally written December 09, 2012 on Phins Phocus:
The Miami Dolphins will enter the final quarter of this NFL season with a 5-7 record that they will take on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Barring a stunning turn around to finish the regular season, the Dolphins will not only have missed the playoffs for the past four seasons, they will also finish with a losing record over that span. While not many realistically expected the Dolphins to be contenders this season, there were glimmers of post-seasaon hope throughout this roller coaster of a year that have all but faded at this point. With that being said, the final four games of this season will prove to be significant for Miami as the evaluation process for many players on the team is in full swing.  Whether its Jeff Ireland calling the shots this offseason or not, the Dolphins general manager will have plenty of options with at least $40 million in cap space and 5 picks in the first three rounds of the draft to utlilize. Many questions currently circulate around the...
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