2013 Record: 8-8
People may forget but the Miami Dolphins actually played football games during the 2013 season. The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal rocked the Dolphins and the football world. The scandal more than overshadowed the Dolphins season on the field. The season on the field saw the Dolphins ready to make the playoffs until they dropped their final two games of the season. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill improved from his 2012 rookie year in every statistical measure. Although he struggled to find a constant connection with big free agent MIke Wallace, he connected with Brian Hartline for more than 70 passes and 1,000 yards. The Dolphins running game was never properly established with Lamar Miller having to share carries with Daniel Thomas behind a struggling offensive line.
It took a while by GM Jeff Ireland was finally fired. Dennis Hickey was brought in and has already made some game changing free agent signings. Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno is now a member of the Dolphins. Moreno and Miller will provide the Dolphins with the 1-2 punch their ground game was previously lacking. Hickey also signed nose tackle Earl Mitchell from the Texans. During the NFL draft Hickey went after additional needs drafting offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James from Tennessee in the first round and wide receiver Jarvis Landry from LSU in the second round.
The Dolphins haven’t been above .500 since 2008, the longest streak in franchise history. Look for that to change in the 2014 season. With an improved offense matched with a solid defense look for the Dolphins to compete with the Patriots for a divisional title. Head to Gold Coast Tickets today to get your seats!