Photo credit: Keith Allison
Author: Jon Kuzma
The Miami Dolphins made a splash in NFL free agency when they were able to lure Ndamukong Suh away from the Detroit Lions on a 6 year 114 million dollar deal. The deal was supposed to be a step in the right direction for the Dolphins and Miami fans had playoff aspirations on their minds. Well those high expectations haven’t exactly translated to success on the field. The Dolphins enter week 4 with a record of 1-2 on the year. They also have the NFL’s 31st ranked run defense which hasn’t seen the return of investment that signing Suh should have brought. While the run defense hasn’t been good. Neither has the yards surrendered per game. The Dolphins defense is allowing 391 yards per game. A number that is much too high for all the marquee players they have on that defense. Offensively its been nearly the same story. They are ranked 19th in yards per game and 8th in passing yards per game. So while Suh was the biggest addition to the team this past off seaon. It seems like longtime Dolphin Tannehill might be producing more at the moment. That will likely change as the rest of the season unfolds. It just has to be stated that over the first three weeks you have to give credit to Tannehill whether you like him or not. Collectively as a team though the Dolphins need to improve. After spending 95 million to re-sign Tannehill and 114 million to bring Suh to the team, the Dolphins still look sluggish. Something that clearly isn’t sitting well with the team’s owner and front office and that is why we are hearing rumors that a coaching change might be imminent. Look for Suh to get back on track and help this team win some games. Also keep an eye on Tannehill and whether he can keep up his production. If he truly is a great player we will see him in a playoff game or a pro bowl.
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