Miami Dolphins tickets could sneak up on the AFC East. Very quietly the Miami Dolphins have gone about improving their roster and using some top draft choices on highly regarded players. A 7-9 team last year, the Miami Dolphins could very well push the Patriots in 2013, especially since New England seems to be having a rough time in the pre-season so far.
If everything begins with the quarterback then the Miami Dolphins are probably in good shape. Ryan Tannehil had a very respectable rookie season. He needed the seasoning to go along with his talent and he should be more comfortable in 2013. What he really needs is to be surrounded with more talent. Somehow, Reggie Bush didn’t seem to fit in and was allowed to leave for Detroit. The Dolphins seem to be banking on Lamar Miller to carry the load this season in the running back position and hopefully someone else will blossom as a secondary choice.
On the receiving end the Dolphins inked Mike Wallace away from the Steelers and he looks to become the primary receiver. Meanwhile Brian Hartline and Tannehil seem to be developing together and Hartline makes a good second receiver. The Tight End position was boosted with the signing of Dustin Keller from the Jets. The offensive line is fairly solid and with just a little tweaking should be a steady unit.
The defensive side of the ball is in pretty good shape, coming off a season as a Top 10 defense. Adding Defensive End Brian Jordan out of Oregon strengthens an already strong unit. The linebackers will also be new names on the field as Miami dealt furiously for Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, both prominent names and both very solid players.
The Miami Dolphins haven’t stood pat on a pretty good team. They’re working to bring in more talent and they should challenge in the AFC East. If the Patriots falter, Miami is a good bet to make a run in the AFC East and they have very likely made themselves into a playoff team if Wallace pans out well.Eric Drouant