Squad, Draft and goals for the season

At the dawn of the 2022 season, We Sport looks back on the situation of the 32 NFL franchises. Today, direction Miami where the Dolphins took out the means to finally turn a corner.

The record of the Miami Dolphins last season

After an interesting 2020 season, where Miami missed the playoffs on the wire, the Dolphins were expected to turn for the 2021 fiscal year. But, unfortunately, the progress once displayed was not confirmed in the third full season of Brian Flores as head coach. For his first full season as a starter, Tua Tagovailoa struggled to convince, while the defense, spearhead of the Dolphins in 2020, regressed.

As a result, an assessment – ​​certainly positive – of [9-8] and a fifth consecutive season without playoffs, the eighteenth to 21e century. Too much for the owners who surprisingly separated from Brian Flores in the hope of finally breaking this dark streak.

The movements of the off-season

To try to finally pass a level and find the playoffs, Miami did not skimp on the means. After changing from head coachMike McDaniel arriving from San Francisco to take over from Brian Flores, the dolphins chained intelligent choices, by extending executives (Gesicki, Howard) and by signing big names in key positions (Armstead, Ingram). Still, the biggest move of the offseason for Miami — and possibly the entire NFL — is a transfer that saw Tyreek Hill pack down his bags in Florida. Ancient go to guy by Patrick Mahomes, the speedster will form with sophomore Jaylen Waddle and another rookie, Cedrick Wilson Jr., a trio that has everything to put Tua Tagovailoa in the best possible condition (see below).

On the starting side, Miami did not experience significant losses, although we can see that the departure of Justin Coleman and the retirement of Jason McCourty were not really compensated on the back lines. Also note that the Dolphins have only bet little on the Draft, with only one selection during the first two days (Tindall) and four players drafted in total.

Arrivals majors : HC Mike McDaniel (49ers), TO Terron Armstead (Saints), OF Melvin Ingram (chiefs), WR Tyreek Hill (Chiefs viatrade), OG connor williams (Cowboys)

Notable departures: HC Brian Flores (Steelers), CB Justin Coleman (Seahawks), WR Will Fuller (—), CB Jason McCourty (Retirement), WR DeVante Parker (Patriots)

Extensions: YOU Mike Gesicki (Franchise Tag), CB Xavien Howard, OF Emmanuel Ogbah

Draft*: LB channing tindall (Georgia)

* Only the players selected during the first two days are mentioned.

The 2022/2023 Miami Dolphins squad

Tua Tagovailoa will be in a pivotal season, but he will be lucky to be able to count on a very strong group of receivers. With the additions of Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson Jr. to a squad that already included Jaylen Waddle and the tight-end Mike Gesicki, the Hawaiian will have plenty to do. The young quarterback will also be able to approach the snaps knowing that he is protected on the blind side thanks to Terron Armstead, one of the best left tackle of the league. On the other hand, we will qualify the level of the rest of the offensive line as well as the ability of the ground game to produce yards, an area where Miami was among the worst franchises in the league last year.

On the other side of the field, the Floridians will rely above all on their duo of cornerbacks Xavien Howard / Byron Jones, one of the best in the league on paper. The rest of the defense will have some interesting points, even if it will be necessary to succeed in showing another face after a 2021 exercise far from the promises seen in 2020.

Miami Dolphins : Ambitions and ranking

With a new head coach and a greatly improved workforce, Miami will inevitably arrive with ambition when it comes to starting this 2022 financial year. Progressing under Brian Flores, the Dolphins will want to find the playoffs they have not known since. five years and which they have come very close to in recent seasons.

If Buffalo seems a tone above in theAFC WestMiami will have all the same a playing card in his division and should to fight with the Patriots and them Jets with a view to securing second place and securing a wild cards. Mike McDaniel will quickly be judged on his results, and qualify for the postseason from his first year on the bench would be seen very favorably by the owners.

Player to watch: Tua Tagovailoa

Finally the take-off season for Tua Tagovailoa? After two seasons of alternating hot and cold, the 5e choice of the Draft 2020 will be able to count on a new coach attack specialist and devrto show significant signs of progress. Under the guidance of a former assistant to Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco, the hawaiian finally seems to have a context conducive to its development and will have to do better than in 2021, under penalty of leaving the doubt of a selection of a quarterback by his franchise in the next draft.

The calendar of Miami Dolphins in 2022

Week 1

vs New England Patriots

Week 2

@Baltimore Ravens

Week 3

vs Buffalo Bills

Week 4

@Cincinnati Bengals

Week 5

@ New York Jets

Week 6

vs Minnesota Vikings

Week 7

vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 8

@ Detroit Lions

Week 9

@Chicago Bears

Week 10

vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 11


Week 12

vs. Houston Texans

Week 13

@San Francisco 49ers

Week 14

@Los Angeles Chargers

Week 15

@Buffalo Bills

Week 16

vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 17

@ New England Patriots

Week 18

vs New York Jets

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