Miami Dolphins: Three Questions Heading into the 2018 Season
For the Miami Dolphins, 2017 was an up and down season. They lost their franchise QB in training camp. Therefore, they bring in Jay Cutler. Cutler had experience with Head Coach, Adam Gase. However, that experiment was a disaster. Now they head into 2018 and there are even more questions. Although, with the questions, the Miami Dolphins are still expected to compete for the AFC East in 2018. Here we look at three questions that the Phins are facing as they head towards the 2018 season.
Is Adam Gase on the hot seat?
Gase is entering his third season as the head man in Miami. He is currently at 16-16 in his tenure. 2016, his first season, went well. The Dolphins saw the playoffs after a 10-6 season. 2017, not so much. It was rough after the early exit of Ryan Tannehill. I expect the Dolphins to be much improved and this to be a non-issue as the season progresses.
Can the defense get to the QB?
The Miami Dolphins defense was only able to get to the QB 30 times last season. That was good enough to finish 25th in the NFL. However, it is not good enough to keep teams from moving the ball and scoring. The Dolphins are going to have to do a much better job in 2018. It starts up front with the acquisition of Robert Quinn from the Los Angeles Rams. He, along with Akeem Spence and Cameron Wake should make it hard on opposing passers.
Who will replace Jarvis Landry?
Landry was the number one receiver for the Miami Dolphins. That job now belongs to DeVante Parker. Nonetheless, who will replace Landry? Will it be Albert Wilson? Can Kenny Stills finally have a prominent role in the passing game? They signed Danny Amendola as a free agent. He is best suited for the slot. Maybe it’s him. No matter who it is, the Dolphins offense may be better off without Landry than it was with him.
The Miami Dolphins are an interesting team. If their defense can be consistent, I can see this team in the thick of the AFC East race all season long. Consistency will be the key.
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