Miami Dolphins Recap: 2012 Season

The Miami Dolphins 2012 season was filled with both positives and negatives.

Miami finished with a losing record for the fourth straight year, but it wasn't nearly as bad as the streak suggests. Miami went 7-9 and were a few missed field goals away from being 9-7.

You would probably want to bet on Miami this year. You might be more ready to bet on march madness instead, but they did do a pretty good job of beating the spread. In fact, Miami had a 8-8 record against the spread, which is an improvement over their actual 7-9 record.

The important thing is that Miami has finally found their franchise quarterback in Ryan Tannehill. After you have your franchise guy everything else becomes easier.

Dolphins running back Reggie Bush started out the year with a bang, but he faded off afterwards. He did put together a three touchdown performance against Buffalo in Week 16. He is a free agent this year so it'll be interesting to see if Miami is comfortable replacing him with second year back Daniel Thomas and rookie Lamar Miller.

Miami's receivers were the real weakness of the offense. Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline had 1,083 receiving yards, but it was obvious Miami lacked any real firepower at wide receiver. Hartline is also a free agent this offseason, so it will be interesting to see what the Dolphins do with him as well.

The Dolphins were a good unit defensively. At times they struggled to get to the opposing quarterback which made the secondary vulnerable, but the defensive side of the ball isn't going to be a huge problem this offseason.

Miami is set up well this offseason with five draft picks in the first three rounds and a lot of cap room, so you can expect them to better next offseason.

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