The Miami Dolphins finished 7-9 in 2012, comfortably out of the playoff picture yet again while riding an offense that scored just 288 points all season. But for the first time since Dan Marino was wearing teal, it did look like the team had a quarterback of the future. Ryan Tannehill showed flashes of brilliance during his rookie season in Florida.
Pair him up with a couple new wide receivers and the Dolphins might have an offense that can complement a solid defense, says Brian Miller, the editor of Phin Phanatic, adding that this team might not be more than a season from being pretty darn good.
Zoneblitz: What did you think of Joe Philbin’s first year as coach?
Miller: I liked what I saw out of Coach Philbin last season. I expected far more rookie head coaching mistakes and honestly I can only count one that made no sense from all 16 games. Fans got a chance to see him up close via HBO’s Hard Knocks and many came away with the notion that this is a no-nonsense coach and that is ...