Training camp for the Miami Dolphins is just a few days away, but it’s time for South Florida (and the nation) to pay attention to their home team once again. Starting their season on July 27, the Dolphins are ready to be contenders not only in the AFC East but also in a Super Bowl. Believe it or not, the Dolphins have all the ingredients to make a jump from mediocrity to Super Bowl contention.
In the world of sports, Miami has mostly been known as the home of the Heat for the past couple of years, overlooking its football team whose glory days have long since passed. However, the time is right for Miami to be known as an NFL city once again. For those with short term memory, let’s remember: Miami loves football. Miami is the football home of Dan Marino, one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Miami loves its football and its Dolphins, from the 1972 undefeated team to the early 2000’s, Miami was a pretty solid football town. When the Heat got a hold of Shaq, however, Miami soon began its affair with the NBA. Now that Shaq, Lebron James, and Dwyane Wade are gone, the Dolphins are ready to win back their city. You don’t have to take my word for it – just look at the numbers.
The only team to pull off a perfect season.
— NFL (@NFL) July 12, 2017
In 2016, with a spectacular midseason turnaround that saw the Dolphins win ten games and clinch their first playoff appearance in about a decade, they managed to bring back that feeling of power and love of the game we seem to have lost somewhere in the way. If you thought that was enough, this year’s team is even more talented than last year’s – and that includes Adam Gase, the Dolphins current head coach who now has a year of experience managing this fantastic team, as well as Charles Harris, the new rookie first-round pick defensive lineman. All the Dolphins have to do is build on the success they had last year, and they will be ready to compete nationally once again.