Going on a massive winning streak that eventually set the tone for the remainder of the Miami Dolphins season in 2016, the team eventually needed that result in order to secure their first playoff berth since the 2008 season. Thanks to an appalling 1-4 start, Miami was put into this spot after it struggled to really get up to speed early in the campaign.
For the 2017 season, this cannot happen. Unlike in 2016 where the Miami Dolphins had a moderately easy midseason stretch, the Dolphins of 2017 will not receive the same blessing. Seeing most of their “easiest” games come early in the campaign, Miami cannot afford another appalling start if the team wants to have a shot at back-to-back playoff appearances.
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The team and head coach Adam Gase apparently know this as it was recently addressed by the team and local media. Speaking about the 1-4 start that hit the team hard last season, Gase was straightforward in both what he expects from his team this season and what they plan on doing to have a consistently good campaign in 2017.
“Let’s not have the peaks and valleys. Let’s have consistent improvement. We need to start fast in training camp and not waste time on guys getting in shape. Our…
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