The Miami Dolphins are in rebuilding mode, but the amount of rebuilding being talked about in NFL circles may surprise the biggest Dolfans.
The Fins’ red zone offense had plenty of plays inside the Bucs’ 20-yard line and even though the starters finally produced a touchdown in the red zone, it wasn’t enough as Tampa Bay defeated Miami, 17-16.
The Miami Dolphins continued to try to bolster their pass rushing depth Thursday by signing for Carolina Panthers defensive end Antwan Applewhite.
Miami Dolphins opponents have been attacking the secondary over the past few weeks with mixed results. While Jimmy Wilson and Nolan Carroll have been picked on a lot, there’s also the offensive struggles that have propelled a three-game losing streak.
Fresh off getting torched by the Indianapolis Colts for 433 passing yards, the Miami Dolphins secondary took another hit Wednesday when the team put cornerback Richard Marshall on injured reserve.
As anyone who watched the Carolina Panthers demolish the Miami Dolphins defense last Friday night, help was desperately needed. But help is on the way after defensive end Cameron Wake returned to practice Monday.
Two games into the NFL season, the Miami Dolphins defense looks to be a shell of its 2010 self. While the season is still young, it may be the start of a disturbing trend that’s happened before under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.