The Miami Dolphins were a standard of excellence in the National Football League throughout the 1970s, and they are anxious to return to the top ranks of a very talented league. The previous couple seasons definitely fell short of the high expectations of passionate fans, but a 7 – 9 record under first-year Coach Joe Philbin is something to build off of.
Ndamukong Suh. Get to know the name and the 28-year-old defensive tackle, people of Miami. Because opposing quarterbacks in the AFC East will certainly be doing so soon. Suh is a strong and sturdy 6'4", 310-pound pass rusher and run stopper who was a very intimidating force on the Detroit Lions defense over the past five seasons. He will come into the fold on a Miami defense that was in the upper portions of the league statistically in 2014.
Cornerback Ryan Tannehill lost major target Mike Wallace in the off-season, but Wallace never quite materialized into the Dolphin he was supposed to be. Miami signed free-agent wide receiver Greg Jennings to a two-year deal, and they picked up wide receiver Devante Parker with the 14th overall pick in the draft, creating a perfect veteran/youngster combo.
Miami will be traveling to London to play the New York Jets on Sunday, October 4, and it will count as a home game for the Dolphins. This means that they only have seven actual home games this year, and it also creates a bizarre situation where they only play two home games between the beginning of the season and November 21. As a result, they will finish up with five home affairs over their last seven games, highlighted by visits from the Cowboys, Ravens, Colts and Patriots.
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