Originally posted on sun-sentinel.com  |  Last updated 10/3/11

MIAMI - 2009: Jeff Ireland of the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
There isn’t one offseason decision made that has panning out for the Miami Dolphins. That’s on General Manager Jeff Ireland. There isn’t one player – outside of punter Brandon Fields – who is living up to the team’s expectations after four games. That’s on Tony Sparano and the coaching staff. Not one aspect of the team – rushing game, passing game, front seven, the secondary – that gives anyone hope that improvements can be made. That’s on the 53 players inside the locker room. The Miami Dolphins are a BAD football team. This franchise is 0-4 and officially a contender in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. That’s on owner Steve Ross. There are no quick fixes. There are no easy answers. There will be no feel good stories coming. The Dolphins have a looooooong list of problems and they seem to be getting worse. This franchise has officially entered self preservation mode, and when it gets to that point its hard not to conclude the season is lost, over, hopeless, and needs to be flushed. I wa
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