The Miami Dolphins’ Offense Will Have To Carry Defense Early in 2010

July 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator Mike Nolan better be as good as advertised.
Because with training camp less than a week away, I am getting the distinct feeling that Miami's offense is going to have to carry the defense if the Dolphins are to be successful in 2010.
The temptation would be to pass off this opinion as an overreaction to this past week's Dolphins news. In case you missed it, nose tackle Jason Ferguson retired and Philip Merling (who was already under fire for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend) suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
Miami loses two starters to its defense.

However, Ferguson was going to play—at most—half of the regular season due to a substance abuse suspension and Merling has underachieved for most of his career and might have been suspended for his off-the-field troubles. 

Actually, the uneven balance of Miami's football team comes down to what I'd call "sure bets" and "unce...

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