ESPN released its NFL team predictions for the 2018 season, compiled by its writers. Miami Dolphins writer Mike Rodak pegged the Dolphins as an 8-8 team. The other writers, based on how they pick their team's record, has Miami at 2-14.
With the return of QB Ryan Tannehill and major offseason changes (they say) make them better, the Dolphins are out of excuses to not win in 2018. And the newly released schedule, less than daunting overall, won't be an available excuse, either.
The Miami Dolphins have been interested in running back C.J. Anderson and would have gladly added him this offseason if he'd been available earlier. But timing and Denver's unwillingness to release the running back ended that opportunity.
The Miami Dolphins are curiously interested in adding a coverage safety, and that raises questions whether the starting safety tandem of Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald are not quite what the team envisioned when both were signed to big contracts.
The Miami Dolphins begin their offseason conditioning program on Monday and although it is voluntary for players to show up, the attendance of new additions brought in to be leaders on the 2018 team is vital.
The Dolphins believed they had a great chance to again be Miami's most popular pro team when LeBron James left town. But, after a 6-10 season and with Heat back in the playoffs, the Dolphins have work to do to earn back South Florida's trust.