The Dolphins are not the same team as last year and are continuing to make changes. All of us have questioned the changes made so far haven’t we? But when it comes down to it Tony Sparano and Jeff Irelandand the players, front office and staff and yes, the Owner are charged with making this a better team and building a larger and more enthusiastic fan base.
The defense is sound and has even improved from last year with the addition of young players and people like Jared Odrick returning after missing last season. Odrick is a beast and will contribute with his size, speed and strength to create mayhem in the backfield for the opposing teams. And there are many more examples of improvement on defense such as the play of the cornerbacks , Sean Smith, Will Allen and Vontae Davis. The Free Safety position is getting lots of attention and another player has been brought in to compete and further push the young players there. But as you saw in the last game vs. Tampa Bay, there were about 5 opportunities for interception and only about 1 of them was made – while this is a bad statistic it is also indicative that improvement is occurring and that further improvement can yield 2 or 3 or 4 or even 5 interceptions. So all of this adds up to:
Reason 1 that the Miami Dolphins Will Be Competitive: Defensive Improvement