As you know I’m unable to devote the time I need to give you the in depth analysis of your teams and as such have shifted my focus to two teams. With that said I would like to thank Carl D’Agostino who has graciously agreed to from time to time give us some thoughts on the Miami Dolphins. So without further ado here is Carl’s first guest blog:
Joe Philbin is gone. Dan Campbell was able to bring last year’s team to mediocrity but now the Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as its new head coach. Ryan Tannehill will be able to evolve from Bill Lazor’s unimaginative offensive style to Gase’s explosive “make things happen” play format. Tannehill will be able to have more control over his play calls and will probably be able to audible based on his perception of the need of the moment. The new offensive coordinator is Vance Joseph.
The Dolphins have some of the league’s best players to shield Tannehill with better protection. Their wide receiver crew looks promising and the offensive line has been strengthened. Ndamukong Suh has grown into a team leader and dances well with Tannehill. The Dolphins have a formidable defensive line this year showcased with Cameron Wake and Mario Williams. Byron Maxwell and Xavier Howard in the secondary should improve the stats preventing last year’s fiasco of allowing 27 touchdown passes.
Adam Gase’s new energy and techniques with solid players seems to have a Dolphin team capable of making a playoff run. Fifth year quarterback Ryan Tannehill should have a productive year under new head coach Adam Gase. Dolphin fans have reasons to be optimistic.