Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Dolphins will only go as far as their young quarterback takes them. He needs to improve his completion percentage and his third-down efficiency.
With Jake Long long gone, Martin will start the season at left tackle. He has added 15 pounds of muscle after getting pushed around a bit in his rookie season.
He was supposed to start opposite Sean Smith last year, but a back injury robbed him of nearly his entire season. Marshall, who is now fully recovered, will get another chance this season.
No player had a more disappointing 2012 for the Dolphins. The third-round pick didn’t even see the field until Week 16, and he finished the season without a catch. Now in his second season, he’s out of redshirts.
Reggie Bush is gone, but will Lamar Miller step over Thomas and into the starting role? Thomas, who is earning a reputation of being injury prone, had nearly as many concussions (two) as he did yards per carry (3.6) last season.