When you hand a team off to a first time head coach, there are always questions about how the team will respond. I think the Dolphins are headed upwards and I don't care how tough the schedule is, because this Dolphins team is a young and hungry.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
(ESPN's Ryan) Clark said: “I agree with Dan (Orlovsky). I agree that the Dolphins are the second-best team in the AFC East. I agree that the Dolphins are a team that can challenge the Buffalo Bills. Are they the Buffalo Bills? Hell, no. Are the Buffalo Bills my favorite to win the AFC? Yes they are.
“But the Dolphins have improved so much throughout this offseason onto a team that was already finishing strong last year with a great defense.
“I expect the Miami Dolphins to challenge to be in the playoffs and I wouldn’t be surprised if this team was able to advance through a round or two with this team gelling late in the season when you have a guy like Mike McDaniel making the calls, who’s learned through Kyle Shanahan.”
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