After back-to-back 8-8 seasons, the Miami Dolphins are on the upswing and there is no reason to believe they will not improve for 2015. The Dolphins got to work this offseason, adding important pieces both through free agency and the draft to ensure success for this young team. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill received a shiny new contract extension and has steadily been improving since being drafted eighth overall in 2012. Miami overhauled their weapons offensively, saying goodbye to wide receivers Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson as well as tight end Charles Clay. They were replaced with rookie DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings at wideout and Jordan Cameron at the tight end position. Tannehill should be thrilled with his new targets and hopefully develop chemistry during training camp to demolish opposing defenses. His offensive line is finally healthy and should also see an improvement for the 2015 season. Over the past three seasons, Tannehill has been sacked 140 times. Signing left tackle Brandon Albert in 2014 was a step in the right direction, however a knee injury in November sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Albert will be back at some
point in 2015 and will be joined by Mike Pouncey who will be returning to center, his natural position. On the defensive side of the ball, the front seven has been fortified over the offseason and should be much improved from 2014. The addition of Ndamukong Suh alone is enough to make fellow AFC East rivals nervous. Miami also added defensive tackle Jordan Phillips via the draft and if he can prove effective will beef up the line.
Dolphin fans have had a rough go the past few decades and should be very optimistic about the direction their team is heading. The AFC East is a tough division and has been dominated by the New England Patriots, but look for Miami to give them a run for their money in 2015. Fans and Miami Dolphins ticket holders are in for an exciting 2015 so grab your Dolphins tickets and head on down to cheer this young and exiting team on.