The 2004 Miami Dolphins probably would have lost to the 2007 Dolphins.
Heading into 2004, the Miami Dolphins were a mess, again. Dave Wannstedt was stripped of his general manager title and saw it handed over to Rick Spielman. Wannstedt and Spielman didn’t exactly see eye to eye when it came to the quarterback position.
Wannstedt wanted Jay Fiedler to continue leading his team but Spielman traded a 2nd round pick to the Eagles for A.J. Feeley. A trade that did not work out well for Miami at all.
The Dolphins would see Wannstedt leave after the team’s bye week, resigning his role as head coach. Jim Bates would finish out the season.
In the first nine games, Miami managed to win one. They won three more after Wannstedt was replaced, but I wonder if that team would have been able to beat Cam Cameron’s team with Wannstedt at the helm?
The team was void of top talent. While they had Chris Chambers and Randy McMichael on offense, they also had Wes Welker. Defensively, they should have been fantastic with Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor but the supporting cast around them was not that impressive.