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NFL Season Preview: #15 Miami Dolphins

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Overview: After coming off a 1-15 season, the Dolphins had zero expectations in ’08. Miami resurrected QB Chad Pennington and RB Ricky William’s careers, RB Ronnie Brown was healthy and ran the new and surprising Wildcat offense, and WR Ted Ginn Jr. played to his potential. All of this, not to mention a surprisingly solid defense, gave the Dolphins an 11-5 record and the division title last season.

Offseason Moves: The Dolphins started out their off season selecting Illinois CB Vontae Davis in the first round of the draft, and taking West Virginia QB Pat White in the second round, presumably to run the Wildcat offense. Besides those two moves, the only possible difference making move was bringing back DE Jason Taylor to Miami.

Upcoming Season: Not much has changed for the Dolphins. They didn’t lose any tremendous pieces, and added some new parts. Although, no one will be surprised by the Dolphins this season, and with the AFC East being a better division this season, the Dolphins can’t expect the same kind of success.

Buccaneers Dolphins FootballPlayer to watch: Since Miami can’t run the Wildcat every down, they need to be able to run a normal offense. To be complete, the Dolphins could use a solid No. 2 receiver opposite Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ernest Wilford could be the answer. Wilford was traded by Jacksonville after struggling to produce more than average numbers, but Wilford has always had the potential and size to be a big play receiver. Thus far in the preseason, Wilford shows flashes of play making ability, and will be watched for the same success in the regular season.

Prediction: 9-7, 2nd in AFC East

It’s not that the Dolphins got worse, it’s that the AFC East got better. Buffalo brought in Terrell Owens, the Jets have a revamped defense and QB Mark Sanchez, and the Patriots have a healthy Tom Brady. None of those things were factors last season, and is how the Dolphins won the East. They should still be in playoff contention this year.

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