You Have to Hand it to the Miami Dolphins

By Andrew Fisher
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The Miami Dolphins have only posted a winning record one time in the past six years. It’s been awhile since the Dolphins have made any noise on, or off the field, but that all changed when free agency began just over a week ago.

Miami came out swinging on day one, and inked Mike Wallace to a mega-contract, in what seemed like mere minutes. Prior to that, they had already re-upped Brian Hartline, and now they have two legitimate starting receivers on their roster.

That was just the beginning for the Dolphins though, as the team went on somewhat of a shopping spree. In the days that followed they signed – SS Chris Clemons, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Dustin Keller, and WR Brandon Gibson. I think we can all agree, that’s doin work.

Now of course, offseason additions do lead to subtractions, and the team did part ways with Reggie Bush and Jake Long. But considering the slew of players taking their talents to South Beach, the Dolphins clearly came out ahead.

This is what you want to see if you’re a Dolphins’ fan. The team had the money to make this happen, and they came through. They’ve put more weapons around Ryan Tannehill, while upgraded their defense at the same time.

Everyone in Miami has to be sick of losing, but it looks like the team is finally serious about putting some winners on the field. People will argue that the Dolphins overpaid for some of these players, and that might be true, but they’ve more importantly put a better team in place.

Overall, you have to call the Dolphins the unofficial ‘winners’ of free agency. No other team went out and pursued players like they did, and therefore no other team was as successful. This is a big step in the right direction for Miami, and we’ll see if the greenbacks can buy some more W’s in 2013.


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